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The Appointments - Trump's Swamp

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Who is Richard Burr, Really? Why the public can’t trust his voice in the Russia probe

 

".......... What’s largely escaped scrutiny is the case of Burr’s own words and deeds during the 2016 campaign. It was impossible to put the pieces together back then. We now have a much clearer picture due to news reports, court filings by the special counsel, and congressional testimony by former administration officials. We have learned a lot about what Russia was doing, what the U.S. intelligence community knew, and what Burr was told.

The picture that emerges is neither favorable for Burr personally, nor for what truths Americans can expect to receive from his stewardship of the committee in the months ahead.   .......

 

.........headlines in claiming that he has seen no “hard evidence” or “factual evidence” of collusion. Yet, he also seems to acknowledge that reasonable minds on the committee may well consider the facts do amount to evidence of collusion.

Burr’s conduct during the 2016 campaign, however, haunt his words today. What stands out most of all is Burr’s statement in the Oct. 3, 2016 interview that he had “yet to see anything that would lead me to believe” Russia was interfering to benefit Trump—when that’s exactly what he was seeing in highly classified intelligence briefings at the time. That was no stray statement either. Burr’s spokeswoman’s July 2016 statement that “public discussion about attribution” of the DNC hack was “premature,” along with Burr’s troubling Senate debate performance are additional reminders of how Burr has previously characterized intelligence information for the American public.

The true character and public understanding of  Senator Richard Burr will be tested in the months ahead.....

https://www.justsecurity.org/62573/richard-burr-leadership-senates-russia-investigation-disintegrate/

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15 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Stephen Miller Stumped By Wallace's Barrage of Border Facts: 'You Don't Know What You Don't Know' https://buff.ly/2GMoWrY 

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13 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Chris Wallace: "Can you name one other case where a President asked Congress for money, Congress refused, and then the President declared a national emergency to get the money anyway?"

Stephen Miller: "Uh, uh, uh..."

 Chris may be at Fox,

but he's got that Mike Wallace "60 Minutes" DNA in him.

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13 hours ago, jakeem said:

Would Stephen Miller, Kellyanne Conway, Ivanka, and Jared be able to get a job in any other White House in the last 50 years at any level?

I think Nixon might have hired Steve Bannon and Michael Cohen.

Plus despite their protest, I do believe Nixon hired Dirty Trickster Roger Stone.

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells reporters “we’re looking into” the Florida matter of then-prosecutor Alex Acosta not telling victims the govt had made a deal not to prosecute a billionaire accused of molesting dozens of girls.

It was “very complicated case,” she says.

Only the best people

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A huge number of swamp creatures have been killed. Still quite a few to go, and Trump has lots of time left to do it.

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21 hours ago, mr6666 said:

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Juliet EilperinVerified account @eilperin

 

SCOOP: Prosecutors have begun presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington

in their probe of whether former interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators. W/ @Reinlwapo

 

Rachel Maddow MSNBCVerified account @maddow 17h17 hours ago

 
 

Contacted for comment on this story tonight,

Secretary Zinke told my office: “Have a *great* night — bye-bye.”

 

That’s the full quote.

:lol:

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On 3/1/2019 at 7:40 AM, jakeem said:

 

On 3/1/2019 at 8:11 AM, jakeem said:

Trump overruled even the CIA to grant Jared Kushner security clearance! NYT notes: "An internal memo outlining the concerns that had been raised about Mr. Kushner -including by the C.I.A.-and how Mr. McGahn had recommended that he not be given a top-secret clearance" #FireKushner

 

On 3/1/2019 at 8:13 AM, jakeem said:

Hard to know which is more dangerous—jeopardizing our most sensitive national security information or so cavalierly lying about it. Have we lost our ability to be shocked?

 We obviously need better laws against nepotism in the executive branch.

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14 minutes ago, jakeem said:

My interview on #AMJoy: "Trump is grooming Jared and Ivanka for a dynastic kleptocracy. This is what you see in autocracies and in mafia states. It's a way to keep corruption going and keep that money flowing. This is a massive national security risk."

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 Nepotism on this level is basically Third World in Modern Times

and strictly Napoleonic in history.

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12 hours ago, jakeem said:

Conway: Trump had "absolute right" to order security clearance for Kushner http://hill.cm/pb9wH0x 

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12 hours ago, jakeem said:

A good foreign intel officer could own Kushner in months. His financial vulnerabilities, greed, situational ignorance, dubious foreign contacts, ethical disregard, self-importance and dismissal by more seasoned officials make it too easy. That’s why he shouldn’t have a clearance.

 

12 hours ago, jakeem said:

Ken Dilanian Retweeted Evan McMullin

This is quite an assessment, coming as it does from a former CIA officer.

 

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9 hours ago, jakeem said:

JUST IN: Erik Prince admits he was at 2016 Trump Tower meeting despite testifying "no official role" in Trump campaign http://hill.cm/jcqlRcL 

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trump Nepotism Alert--

Erik Prince is the brother of

Public Education Enemy Number 1: Betsy DeVos, the Amway Secretary of Education.

FYI: Erik is The Man Behind Blackwater.

 

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41 minutes ago, jakeem said:

An Obama-era regulation to prevent children of color from being unfairly disciplined and sent to special education classrooms at higher rates than other students will go into effect immediately, per a federal court ruling issued defiance of Betsy DeVos.

https://www.axios.com/obama-regulation-court-approved-0d3198c5-c84d-4317-a0c2-9e8012a38e59.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic

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Erik's big sister doesn't disappoint either.

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18 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

18 hours ago, jakeem said:

I wrote #KushnerInc in part to pierce the narrative that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been moderating influences on the president. They are far from stabilizing forces. They are, in fact, his chief enablers. I show that in example after example in my book.

Third World Nepotism in the Oval Office

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MSNBCVerified account @MSNBC 30m30 minutes ago

 
 

Pentagon's inspector general formally opens investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that Acting Defense Sec. Shanahan used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co., ......

 

Pentagon to probe if acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan used office to help Boeing

Shanahan spent more than 30 years at Boeing, leading programs for commercial planes and missile defense systems....
 
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27 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

NBC PoliticsVerified account @NBCPolitics 4h4 hours ago

 
 

BREAKING: President Trump says he will nominate Stephen Moore, a prominent conservative economist,

Trump campaign adviser,

Heritage Foundation visiting fellow and Fed critic, to fill a vacancy on the Fed’s 7-member board.

-_-

Trump Nominates Famous Idiot Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve Board

 

"......President Clinton had raised the top tax rate to 39.6 percent, and supply-siders had insisted this would without question cause tax revenues to drop. This prediction was a necessary corollary of supply-side economic theory, which holds that tax revenue moves in the opposite direction of the top tax rate. The prediction was spectacularly wrong — revenue not only rose, it rose much, much faster than even the most optimistic advocates of Clinton’s plan had predicted.

Most supply-siders simply ignored this fact altogether. Moore, somewhat unusually, attempted to defend the original failed prognostication.

His effort was hilariously buffoonish, using a series of errors that would embarrass a high-school economics student, such as failing to correct for inflation, and combining payroll tax data with income tax data........

... He is capable of writing entire columns that contain no true facts at all. He made so many factual errors he achieved the rare feat of being banned from the pages of a Midwestern newspaper. He has sold his policy elixir to state governments which have promptly experienced massive fiscal crises as a direct result of listening to him ....

 

Since Donald Trump moved into the White House, the Republican Party has reversed its views on both fiscal and monetary policy. Whereas it had previously deemed deficits and inflation a mortal threat, and called stimulus and lower interest rates counterproductive, the party line now demands both.

Moore has naturally ridden along with this reversal, but what has set him apart is the fervency with which he has embraced the volte-face........

Moore has extremely strong partisan instincts and extremely limited analytical skills. The combination results inevitably in the latter giving way to the former. He should not be permitted any position of serious responsibility, in government or anything else. "

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/stephen-moore-federal-reserve-trump.html?utm_campaign=nym&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s1

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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

Justin Wolfers Retweeted Donald J. Trump

This is the first genuinely bad Trump pick for the Fed. But make no mistake: It's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad pick. He hasn't gotten a thing right in twenty years, (check the record), and the Senate should not confirm him.

Here's my challenge to any informed voter of any partisan leaning: Call your favorite economist. Whether they're left, right, libertarian or socialist, none of them will endorse Stephen Moore for the Fed. He's manifestly unqualified.

 

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On 3/22/2019 at 6:17 PM, jakeem said:

Boeing Co wins $4.1 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon https://reut.rs/2JyYAg4 

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On 3/22/2019 at 6:18 PM, jakeem said:

Dan Zak Retweeted Reuters Top News

The acting Defense secretary's previous job was at Boeing, as a senior vice president, and he had worked there for 30 years.

 This is not a good time to be playing the Patsy for Boeing.

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