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« Reply #1080 on: May 15, 2017, 09:59AM »

from the "Why Are We Just Finding Out About This Now?" desk:

"...Trump’s Atlantic City, New Jersey casino, the Trump Taj Mahal, was hit with a $10 million civil penalty by [the US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network] in 2015 for “willful and repeated violations” of anti-money laundering requirements..."

I have since found out that this violation was reported on in 2015.

I guess it was just taken as yet another in a long list of reasons why Donald Trump could never get the GOP nomination and thus why it wasn't necessary to scrutinize him closely.   :/
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« Reply #1081 on: May 15, 2017, 10:22AM »

I hear "Why are you rooting for him to fail?? Give him a chance!"

I don't want him to fail. I just see him doing it miserably. He is unbalanced and rash. He is spiteful and hateful and he carries grudges. I fear that his posturing towards N. Korea could start a nuclear war.

KJU is a lunatic. Something clearly must be done to contain him, but T is badgering and antagonizing him. Work closer with Beijing. China could tighten or stop the flow of oil and other resources to help rein in NK.

And then there are the election shenanigans, the financial improprieties, and the ethical violations, etc.

I watch the investigations very closely. It is getting very interesting. I can only hope that there is enough evidence to charge Trump and his minions with collusion. He needs to be gone.
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« Reply #1082 on: May 15, 2017, 10:25AM »



KJU is a lunatic. Something clearly must be done to contain him, but T is badgering and antagonizing him. Work closer with Beijing. China could tighten or stop the flow of oil and other resources to help rein in NK.

China gave Trump some trademarks he's been wanting and now he's decided not to inconvenience them too much.  Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #1083 on: May 15, 2017, 10:45AM »

I hear "Why are you rooting for him to fail?? Give him a chance!"

I don't want him to fail. I just see him doing it miserably. He is unbalanced and rash. He is spiteful and hateful and he carries grudges. I fear that his posturing towards N. Korea could start a nuclear war.

KJU is a lunatic. Something clearly must be done to contain him, but T is badgering and antagonizing him. Work closer with Beijing. China could tighten or stop the flow of oil and other resources to help rein in NK.

And then there are the election shenanigans, the financial improprieties, and the ethical violations, etc.

I watch the investigations very closely. It is getting very interesting. I can only hope that there is enough evidence to charge Trump and his minions with collusion. He needs to be gone.

Fun thing there...  If they have even three brain cells to rub together, there will be no evidence of collusion.  Heck, much like with campaigns and superPACs, there is no coordination or collusion, but they work together just fine.  That said, I'm not sure anybody there has three brain cells to rub together.  They really seem to not get 'it' at all.  They thought they would be congratulated for firing Comey!  Really?  In what world?  That being said, by stating that he wanted to fire Comey for the Russia investigation, that's an actual impeachable thing.  Obstruction of justice.  Add in the tweet at Comey later for intimidation of a witness and he's given all the case he ever needs to give to a house that isn't just a lap dog.

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« Reply #1084 on: May 15, 2017, 10:48AM »

But he's already claimed he could shoot somebody on Park Avenue in cold blood and not see any retribution.  Clearly the sign of a balanced leader, no? :-P
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« Reply #1085 on: May 15, 2017, 02:51PM »

Russian spies to be laid off soon as their skills are apparently no longer needed to get secret stuff out of the White House.


WaPo: Trump Revealed Highly Classified Info To Russia’s Top Diplomat And Envoy


We're paying him but I don't think he's working for us.
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« Reply #1086 on: May 15, 2017, 09:20PM »

Bah!!

Trump is a bag of ground nuts.  Just random nutty stuff.
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« Reply #1087 on: May 15, 2017, 11:31PM »

We're paying him but I don't think he's working for us.

I am not sure that this is intentional. I am not sure that he knows who is he working for. Just stupid and inconsiderate.
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« Reply #1088 on: May 16, 2017, 04:16AM »

I'm not sure, but I doubt his IQ is below average. His overconfidence and utter lack of self-awareness, and the fact just under half of us were stupid and/or actually consider him the better of the two real choices given put him into an office galactically beyond his abilities are what make him do such a good impression.
 
In other words, he's not so much stupid as he is a fool.
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Despite appearances, technically he's not an idiot, but he can certainly be called a dumbarse.
 
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I've just adopted another sadly appropriate title for our cartoon president--Jester in Chief.
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« Reply #1089 on: May 16, 2017, 05:38AM »

...technically he's not an idiot ...

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« Reply #1090 on: May 16, 2017, 07:06AM »

We're paying him but I don't think he's working for us.

As always, he's working for himself.  He doesn't care about governing, he's still figuring out how to line his pockets with money from the treasury.
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« Reply #1091 on: May 16, 2017, 07:56AM »

I've just adopted another sadly appropriate title for our cartoon president--Jester in Chief.

Yes, a cartoon villain. It would be funny if he weren't so mobbed up. He may or may not realize how far in over his head he is.
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« Reply #1092 on: May 16, 2017, 08:28AM »

Sorry, Folks, But Donald Trump Is Everything We Deserve

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/13/sorry-folks-donald-trump-everything-we-deserve

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« Reply #1093 on: May 16, 2017, 08:41AM »

This made my day:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/16/pay-trump-bribes-here-projected-presidents-dc-hotel
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« Reply #1094 on: May 16, 2017, 10:00AM »

It's getting to be a predictable ritual.

1) Reports leak out about Trump doing some crazy thing.
2) His staff circles the wagons to construct some plausible denial. 
3) Then he gives an interview where he concedes he did the thing and is proud of it.

Trump Yanks The Rug Out From Under His Defenders In Spectacular Fashion


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After working overtime Monday to quell a political firestorm ignited by reports that the President disclosed highly classified information to senior Russian diplomats, Trump promptly threw everyone who came to his defense under the bus, acknowledging in a pair of tweets that he shared “facts” with his visitors from the Kremlin.


I recall the Reagan years were full of steps 1 and 2.

Reagan would ramble through a press conference and say something that was contrary to actual policy or politically damaging, and within an hour or two the WH Press office would release a statement about "what the President really meant."

But that would usually contain it, without a re-eruption later.
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« Reply #1095 on: May 16, 2017, 12:59PM »

Erick Erickson is pretty much a conservative crank, but has tried to be the thinking man's conservative crank by never getting on the Trump train...

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...What sets this story apart for me, at least, is that I know one of the sources. And the source is solidly supportive of President Trump, or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016. But the President will not take any internal criticism, no matter how politely it is given. He does not want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack...


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I am told that what the President did is actually far worse than what is being reported. The President does not seem to realize or appreciate that his bragging can undermine relationships with our allies and with human intelligence sources. He also does not seem to appreciate that his loose lips can get valuable assets in the field killed.
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« Reply #1096 on: May 16, 2017, 05:07PM »

I tell ya... when I was a boy you got more than one night's sleep between scandals.

Watergate simmered for about a year and a half. Same with Iran Contra. Monicagate ran almost a year.

But with Trump we're getting a new potentially indictable offense every day.

NYT: Trump Asked Comey To Shut Down Investigation Into Michael Flynn
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« Reply #1097 on: May 16, 2017, 05:50PM »

On the issue of indictment, I'm not so sure you can.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/legal020198.htm

Notice the date on that article. It's not about Trump.

In any case, I don't think anyone in politics has got the balls.
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« Reply #1098 on: May 16, 2017, 05:51PM »

If there was ever any doubt

18 U.S. Code § 1505 - Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees:

Whoever, with intent to avoid, evade, prevent, or obstruct compliance, in whole or in part, with any civil investigative demand duly and properly made under the Antitrust Civil Process Act, willfully withholds, misrepresents, removes from any place, conceals, covers up, destroys, mutilates, alters, or by other means falsifies any documentary material, answers to written interrogatories, or oral testimony, which is the subject of such demand; or attempts to do so or solicits another to do so; or

Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress—

Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.
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Unless those spineless Republican Congressmen grow a pair and press the issue, they have lost what little credibility they have left. As far as I can tell, they are more worried about their own careers.

I've come to the conclusion that our government is a f*****g joke. Laws are supposed to apply to everyone, not just the lowly citizens
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« Reply #1099 on: May 16, 2017, 07:11PM »

I'll admit, US Presidents do get away with a lot.
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