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#41 mr6666

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 04:03 PM

"In a November 5 letter posted on FoxNews.com that was signed by Sessions, he berated then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for not recusing herself from the Clinton email investigation, and called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate instead:....

 

Sessions doubled down on this claim during a November 6 interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, saying

 “We need an independent person, person that's not politically connected, that people in America can have confidence in to take over this investigation and make sure it's done correctly,....But there are some serious allegations here that the American people need to know are fully investigated”:

 

 

http://mediamatters....l-fox-news/2155

 

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

"Republicans are trying to advance the argument that Sessions was just doing his job when he met with the Russian ambassador twice during 2016, but it turns out he was the only member of the 2016 Armed Services Committee to do so.

 

Adam Entous, who broke the story about Sessions’s meeting with the ambassador as part of the Washington Post’s national security team, just put the kill shot in the Republican talking point that Sessions was just doing his job when he met twice with the Russian ambassador.

 

The team “reached out to all 26 members of the 2016 Armed Services Committee to see who met with Russian envoy Kislyak in 2016.

Sessions was the only one.”....

 

http://www.politicus...n-senators.html


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

"President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.

 

Bilden’s withdrawal raises similar issues to that of Vincent Viola, Trump’s nominee for Army secretary who stepped aside earlier this month....

 

http://www.pbs.org/n...tary-withdraws/

 

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Speaking of business interests...........



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:37 PM

He seems to answer every question with a satisfied smirk, which makes me want to punch him.

 

 

LOL. A scandal a day keeps the Dumpster away................


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:25 AM

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Maybe Jeff Sessions didn't understand what taking the oath meant.

Lock Him Up!

He seems to answer every question with a satisfied smirk, which makes me want to punch him.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:29 AM

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Maybe Jeff Sessions didn't understand what taking the oath meant.

Lock Him Up!


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:17 AM

Calls are growing for Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after it was reported that he lied under oath about contact with Russian officials while he was a member of the Trump campaign....

 

"The only way for citizens to be able to trust that our government can act with integrity is for Attorney General Sessions to resign his post immediately and for his successor to appoint a special prosecutor to begin a comprehensive investigation of Donald Trump, his campaign, and his administration. Anything short of that is flatly unacceptable and puts our country’s security and our free and fair elections at grave risk.....

 

http://www.politicus...act-russia.html

 

"Early Wednesday evening, The Washington Post published evidence that Sessions and the Russian ambassador held at least two meetings during the 2016 election, meetings that Sessions, under oath, swore never took place.

Sen. Nancy Pelosi made her demands clear in light of evidence that Sessions had perjured himself:

She said that Sessions “is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country and must resign. There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal, and financial connections to the Russians.”....
 
 

 

 


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:12 PM

"President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.

 

Bilden’s withdrawal raises similar issues to that of Vincent Viola, Trump’s nominee for Army secretary who stepped aside earlier this month....

 

http://www.pbs.org/n...tary-withdraws/

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:09 PM

While Kristie, Flynn and Giuliani helped, Bannon was the one that made it happen more than anyone else.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

And Kris Kristie.

They could use some company. Bannon



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:27 PM

Flynn also helped him get elected, and look where he is. And Giuliani.

 

And Kris Kristie.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:13 PM

Wish it was that easy.  Doubt Trump would even consider this.  After all, he owes his election to Bannon.

Even if Bannon left, he would still have tremendous influence over Trump and the people he helped get into the administration.

Flynn also helped him get elected, and look where he is. And Giuliani.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:01 AM

New Security Advisor to Trump, H.R. McMaster agrees with Obama that it is not helpful to characterize terrorists as islamic.   Trump's position was that Obama could never defeat them because he was afraid to say the words.

:D

Actually I'm surprised that ISIS did not lay down their weapons once Trump started using the 'right' words.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:56 PM

If Bannon is gotten rid of, that will solve much of the problem with Trump. He is by far his worst pick. Other bad picks can be traced back to Bannon.

Wish it was that easy.  Doubt Trump would even consider this.  After all, he owes his election to Bannon.

Even if Bannon left, he would still have tremendous influence over Trump and the people he helped get into the administration.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:54 PM

"President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world.

 

The adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, told the staff of the National Security Council on Thursday, in his first “all hands” staff meeting, that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic,”...

 

https://www.nytimes....rump-islam.html

 

:)

 

-uh-oh!

(& good for him!)

Wonder how Pres. Bannon reacted to this?  Can assume that Mr. Trump was not in attendance since it involved security and intelligence.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

Not really,  since in their mind only voters are constituents.  

That is the real issue.  As we found out in the last election, lot of people will protest or demonstrate, but will they show up to vote?

As the Dems should have learned in every election since 2010, the Republicans are winning over the people who actually show up to vote.

One of the people at the DNC meeting today said the DNC needs to fund races from the school board to Congress and not just the presidential every four years.  The story in a nutshell.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

The Republican legislators are under tremendous pressure from outraged constituents.

 

Not really,  since in their mind only voters are constituents.  


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:50 PM

"President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world.

 

The adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, told the staff of the National Security Council on Thursday, in his first “all hands” staff meeting, that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic,”...

 

https://www.nytimes....rump-islam.html

 

:)

 

-uh-oh!

(& good for him!)


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:15 PM

"Steve Bannon — President Trump’s chief White House advisor — just made a very revealing statement while addressing right-wing activists.

The overall theme of Bannon’s speech was “deconstruction of the administrative state,” when taking into account the policies he is pursuing. He also told the audience that Trump’s cabinet appointees “were selected for a reason, and that is deconstruction.”

 

Bannon’s remarks help give context to President Trump appointing ideological enemies of certain federal agencies to then lead those same agencies...........

 

...called the media "the opposition party," echoing remarks both he and Trump have previously made. "They're corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda like Donald Trump has," he said....

 

"There's a new political order that's being formed," Bannon said toward the end. "The center core of what we believe,

that we're a nation with an economy...with a reason for being, I think that's what unites us."

 

http://www.commondre...political-order

If Bannon is gotten rid of, that will solve much of the problem with Trump. He is by far his worst pick. Other bad picks can be traced back to Bannon.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

"Steve Bannon — President Trump’s chief White House advisor — just made a very revealing statement while addressing right-wing activists.

The overall theme of Bannon’s speech was “deconstruction of the administrative state,” when taking into account the policies he is pursuing. He also told the audience that Trump’s cabinet appointees “were selected for a reason, and that is deconstruction.”

 

Bannon’s remarks help give context to President Trump appointing ideological enemies of certain federal agencies to then lead those same agencies...........

 

...called the media "the opposition party," echoing remarks both he and Trump have previously made. "They're corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda like Donald Trump has," he said....

 

"There's a new political order that's being formed," Bannon said toward the end. "The center core of what we believe,

that we're a nation with an economy...with a reason for being, I think that's what unites us."

 

http://www.commondre...political-order


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