45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. (Vol 6)

45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. (Vol 6)

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Gameface

6,839 posts

15 months

Friday 18th January
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She could've got the anonymous secret members of Seal Team 6 to protect her.

Oh...

Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Friday 18th January
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JonChalk said:
Byker28i said:
White House claimed they didn't. A WH official calls it "a flat out lie" that the admin leaked details of Pelosi's commercial travel last night, as her spox claims.
Trump did announce the trip, the destinations and encourage her to fly commercial, as per the letter tweeted by Sanders
A quick google suggests only 6 (average) direct flights per day, so merely knowing it's commercial gives you pretty good odds of picking the right one, assuming you don't care about collateral damage or the consequences of picking the wrong one.

Plus, a reasonable amount of deduction / local knowledge / informers would narrow these odds significantly, such that risk of hiding the details of who's on it make it "worth the risk", from a certain view point.
Multiple admin sources were telling Hill reporters early this morning that the Speaker Pelosi delegation was flying commercially
https://mobile.twitter.com/Drew_Hammill/status/108...

Edit. More on this from NY Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/us/politics/pel...

Edited by Byker28i on Friday 18th January 19:27

Max_Torque

13,177 posts

155 months

Friday 18th January
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MX5Biologist said:
If its an assessment of how Trump performs against a Lawyer, then.....

Trump or Trump companies have been sued 3,500 times.

In 500 cases, the claims were dismissed.
Trump won in 451 cases
Trump lost in 38 cases
Of the other cases, at least 100 were settled out of court. So say 100-200 cases were settled.

So in ~2200-2300 cases, we have no idea how Trump or Trump companies performed.
Two points of note:


1) 3,500 times being sued? wow, what a See You Next Tuesday that man is!

and

2) Generally speaking in cases like these the richer party "wins" because they can simply afford to take a greater risk without being made bankrupt. If you have £10M and go to court against someone with £100M, all they need to do is to double down till the total amount being risked (in fee's and damages to the looser) exceeds £10M and they are done. The "truth" doesn't really often come into it.......


Dal3D

593 posts

89 months

Friday 18th January
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So if Trumpton and Pence get the book thrown at them and imprisoned, doesn't the line of succession fall to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pelosi, to become President? Oh the irony.

p1stonhead

17,843 posts

105 months

Friday 18th January
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Reading reports that investigations are starting into the latest Cohen thing? Are republicans backing these?
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Bill

38,328 posts

193 months

Friday 18th January
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Dal3D said:
So if Trumpton and Pence get the book thrown at them and imprisoned, doesn't the line of succession fall to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pelosi, to become President? Oh the irony.
I suspect that will stop any impeachment in its tracks. The senate will never allow that.

hidetheelephants

14,419 posts

131 months

Friday 18th January
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arfursleep said:
That letter is pathetic in tone, content and grammar!

I though Pelosi’s letter re the SOTU was pretty petty but at least grounded in fact (furloughed employees, lack of security etc) but, yet again, Trump lowers the bar rather than rising above it.

Who was it who said that the Presidency amplifies the personality not changes it?
Her argument is pretty sound; SOTU involves POTUS and most of the line of succession being in the Capitol Building at the same time, short of painting a big target on the side of the dome and erecting a neon sign with an arrow saying 'terrorist bombs here for maximum mayhem' it's difficult to imagine a bigger security risk for the Secret Service/FBI/whoever to deal with, and all relevant agencies are on skeleton staff due to the shut-down.

Challo

4,523 posts

93 months

Friday 18th January
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https://hillreporter.com/trump-asks-supporters-to-...

Trump is asking supporters to buy bricks with facts about the wall to send to Chuck and Nancy.

Ructions

3,167 posts

59 months

Friday 18th January
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Challo said:
https://hillreporter.com/trump-asks-supporters-to-...

Trump is asking supporters to buy bricks with facts about the wall to send to Chuck and Nancy.
Faux bricks from a faux president rolleyes

guy_spyder550

542 posts

147 months

Friday 18th January
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Ructions said:
Challo said:
https://hillreporter.com/trump-asks-supporters-to-...

Trump is asking supporters to buy bricks with facts about the wall to send to Chuck and Nancy.
Faux bricks from a faux president rolleyes
How many of Donald's bricks would it take to build something along the lines of



Edited by guy_spyder550 on Saturday 19th January 07:04

Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Saturday 19th January
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The donald has seen how much the gofundme is generating from turmpettes and he wants in on that money


Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Saturday 19th January
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Seen the fine print?
"75% of each contribution to DJTP [is] to be designated toward either its 2020 primary (the default) or 2020 general election account, up to a maximum of $2,700 ($5,000) per account. 25% of each contribution to the RNC’s Operating account..." Uh, that's...100%?

They know actually sending brick to Pelosis office would be seen as a criminal act, so it's just another way of filling trumps coffers.

Parscale's language is fraudulent by saying "we’ll send the wall to them, brick by brick," a clear allusion to the idea that (as the picture also suggests) these are real bricks that are heavy and a nuisance to Chuck/Nancy and expensive to ship.
Just like many other of trumps ventures, he's selling an idea with his name on it, not a real product

Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Saturday 19th January
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Muellers office have esponded to the Buzzfeed article saying some of the statements are wrong



This has led to trump and Giuliani immediately declaring the whole accusation is wrong, buzzfeed are liars, buzzfeed published the completely false Steele dossier - which we know to be almost entirely proven...



I think this is that Mueller had to respond when the BuzzFeed story was pushing Congress to move quickly to impeach. Mueller needs more time to finish properly and they cannot have Congress jumping the gun.
The Buzzfeed article is mostly correct, the Special Council’s office statement is not a denial, just that parts are wrong.

The article mentions documents being shown to the reporters, essentially a leak from the SDNY, not Mueller. Mueller never leaks and he made the unprecedented decision to clarify this.



Edited by Byker28i on Saturday 19th January 07:25

Jader1973

1,754 posts

138 months

Saturday 19th January
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Reports that there is another Kim summit coming soon. Does Trump need something to deflect from bad news?

Either that or he is planning to claim political asylum and move to NK.

Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Saturday 19th January
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More about Pelosi's travel plans.

W.H. spokesman Hogan Gidley said: "The idea we would leak anything ... is an offensive, flat-out lie."

The Washington Post are reporting that: " A person close to the White House called WaPo Friday morning "to alert a reporter to Pelosi's travel plans, speaking on the condition of anonymity."

This in on top of The Hill reporters being told by trump admin

“That’s one of the key reasons that the president did not want Speaker Pelosi to leave the country, is because if she did it would all but guarantee the fact that negotiations couldn’t take place over the weekend,” Sanders told reporters at the White House

Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, said the White House has not sought to schedule negotiations with the speaker for this weekend. Trump himself said on Twitter on Friday evening that he would be making an announcement on the border and the shutdown Saturday afternoon from the White House.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/security-...

Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Saturday 19th January
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Seems for every crazy trump tweet there's an even crazier one from our fav trumpette Jacob Wohl


Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Saturday 19th January
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trumps scedule today - no signs of negotiations, rather trump deliverign a statement on what he's now trying to call a humanitarian crisis on the southern border.




Melania's flown to Mar-a-Lago, trump is missing his golf and the warm weather. Any bets on he stops the shutdown because it's hurting the GOP, whilst taking the credit for being the more mature in stopping the Dems shutdown, then he's in the air to Mar-a-Lago by 4:30pm?

So this is now a “humanitarian crisis” and not an invasion of the United States by terrorists. Looks like Trump was convinced that his dangerous invasion by mothers and kids wasn’t getting any traction. But a wall doesn’t solve humanitarian crisis.

Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Saturday 19th January
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Interesting timing as Congress is off for 10 days - hence Pelosi and others trips to the troops and Nato

Byker28i

15,634 posts

155 months

Saturday 19th January
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Former Pres. George W. Bush delivers pizza to federal employees working without pay. “It’s time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown,” Bush wrote on Instagram.

Blackpuddin

8,737 posts

143 months

Saturday 19th January
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That's a bit of a cheesy stunt, in more ways than one, but I guess it's a case of fighting low-bar fire with low-bar fire to get through to Trump's base.