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Someone needs to ask Mulvaney which time was he lying.



Wouldn't that be a fun question!

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I know the answer: The two different explanations were two sets of alternative facts.

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According to Mulvaney, the media “ misconstrued” what he said. If by that you mean that the media understood perfectly what he said then, fine, they “misconstrued” it. You don’t get a do over, Mick. And you don’t get to make !@#$ up. You said what you said, now do the honorable thing, own it and resign after you apologize to the people who pay you for having done the bidding of a lunatic rather than serving the people by upholding the Constitution, Get over it, Mick.
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Honorable? HONORABLE?

What language are you speaking, Brick? Certainly not Trumpese.

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Trump replaces 'America First' with 'Me First'

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Oct. 18, 2019, 5:59 AM PDT
By Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann


WASHINGTON — In an inaugural address he delivered just more than 1,000 days ago, President Donald Trump proclaimed that “America First” would guide his agenda.

But on a jaw-dropping Thursday — following a jaw-dropping Wednesday — Trump and his White House made it abundantly clear it was Trump First.

Or Putin and Erdogan First.

From the White House press briefing room, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Trump had chosen his own Florida golf resort to host next year’s G-7 meeting in the United States.

“That decision is without precedent in modern American history: The president used his public office to direct a huge contract to himself,” the Washington Post says.

Mulvaney also admitted that the Trump administration withheld foreign aid to Ukraine because, among other things, it wanted the country to investigate the conspiracy theory that somehow Russia wasn’t involved in the hacking of DNC emails in 2016.

Question: "So the demand for an investigation into the Democrats was part of the reason that he ordered to withhold funding to Ukraine?"

Mulvaney: "The look back to what happened in 2016 ..."

Question: "The investigation into Democrats."

Mulvaney: "... certainly was part of the thing that he worried about in corruption with that nation. And that is absolutely appropriate."

Mulvaney tried to walk back that comment later in the day.

And then Trump celebrated a ceasefire in northern Syria between Turkey and the Kurds — which gave Turkey everything it wanted.

“The cease-fire agreement reached with Turkey by Vice President Mike Pence amounts to a near-total victory for Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who gains territory, pays little in penalties and appears to have outmaneuvered President Trump,” the New York Times writes.

Ask yourself: Who gains from the G-7 being held at Trump’s golf resort?

Who gains from withholding foreign aid from a country — unless it agrees to an investigation into the 2016 election?

And who gains from the military incursion into northern Syria?

It’s not America.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-replaces-america-first-me-first-n1068551

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BREAKING: President Trump reverses course amidst bipartisan criticism and announces the US will "no longer consider" his Doral resort for next year's G7 summit.

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Trump says his Florida Doral resort will no longer host G7 summit

He reverses course after coming under fire for the choice because it could benefit him financially

Oct. 19, 2019, 7:21 PM PDT / Updated Oct. 19, 2019, 8:43 PM PDT
By Dennis Romero


Following widespread bipartisan criticism, President Donald Trump said Saturday his Doral resort in Florida would not host next year's Group of Seven summit of world leaders after all.

"Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020," he tweeted. "We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately."

The president had been under fire for the choice, announced Thursday by acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, because it could ultimately benefit him financially. Mulvaney said world leaders would be able to stay at his resort at cost.

But even pundits on Fox News, Trump's favored news outlet, criticized the move as a violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause, which forbids gifts of any kind to a president from foreign leaders.

On Thursday former Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Fox News that the choice would entail "about as direct and profound a violation of the emoluments clause as one could create.

"The constitution does not address profits," he said. "It addresses any present, as in a gift, any emolument, as in cash, of any kind."

Trump initially defended the move, saying on Twitter, "I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders."

The House was expected to vote next week on a non-binding resolution condemning the decision to hold the G7 at Trump National Doral next year, according to two House leadership sources.

Trump tweeted that his Miami resort had a many advantages, including "tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms," and that the hosting would come "at ZERO COST to the USA."

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court revived a lawsuit brought by Maryland and the District of Columbia that challenges Trump's ownership of a luxury hotel five blocks from the White House as a violation of the emoluments clause.

The hotel has been popular with foreign dignitaries visiting Washington.

Last month, the Pentagon reported military spending at Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland was nearly $200,000 between 2017 to 2019.

It was reported in summer that the U.S. Air Force was using nearby Prestwick Airport for refueling and for stopovers that also had some service members staying at the posh resort on the taxpayers' bill.

Mulvaney said Thursday that after considering roughly a dozen locations in the United States to host the G7 that Doral was the clear winner.

It was "almost like they built [Doral] to host this type of event," he said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-says-his-florida-doral-resort-will-no-longer-host-n1069081

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Trump’s season of weakness: A president who prizes strength enters key stretch in a fragile state

By Philip Rucker
Oct. 19, 2019

President Trump, whose paramount concern long has been showing strength, has entered the most challenging stretch of his term, weakened on virtually every front and in danger of being forced from office as the impeachment inquiry intensifies.

Trump now finds himself mired in a season of weakness. Foreign leaders feel emboldened to reject his pleas or to contradict him. Officials inside his administration are openly defying his wishes by participating in the impeachment probe. Federal courts have ruled against him. Republican lawmakers are criticizing him. He has lost control over major conservative media organs. Polling shows that Americans increasingly disapprove of his job performance and support his impeachment.

And in a rare concession to his critics, Trump announced late Saturday that he no longer plans to host the Group of Seven summit of world leaders at his Florida golf club, folding after two days of intense criticism over having picked his own property as the venue for a diplomatic gathering.

Many of Trump’s Republican allies revolted over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops in Syria, which triggered a bloody Turkish invasion that killed Kurdish fighters and civilians.

Trump bragged about sending a “very powerful letter” warning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to invade Syria. “Don’t be a fool!” Trump wrote. But Turkish officials leaked word that their leader had thrown the letter in the trash, and Erdogan then took Trump to task for his “lack of respect.”

“Are we so weak, and so inept diplomatically, that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey?” Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah), the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee, said in a speech Thursday denouncing Trump’s Syria decision as “a bloodstain in the annals of American history.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote an op-ed criticizing the pullout, a rare rebuke of Trump.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Trump “shows strength at all the wrong times, and then when he needs to show strength, he shows abject weakness.”

“When he got on the phone call with Erdogan, he was weak as could be,” Schumer said Thursday on MSNBC. “He should have told Erdogan: ‘You can’t do this. America’s not going to let you do this.’ Instead, he green-lights Erdogan, and then a few hours later sends this ranting, rambling letter that shows ersatz toughness — and to show you the effect, Erdogan ignored the letter.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s claim of brokering a major trade “deal” with China after months of acrimonious negotiations has been undermined in Beijing, where Chinese officials for the past week have refused to confirm key elements of the supposed agreement — a clear sign of continuing disagreement between the two parties.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham rejected the notion that Trump’s position has been weakened in recent weeks, writing in an email, “This Administration continues to deliver real results for this country.”

Trump has defended his Syria decision, arguing that it was wise for him to teach the Turks and Kurds a lesson in “tough love.” He has also accused House Democrats, as well as the media, of betraying the American people with an impeachment inquiry he argues was designed to overthrow the results of the 2016 election.

“The economy’s booming, our people are prospering, our country’s thriving and our nation is stronger than ever before,” Trump told a roaring crowd of 20,000 at a campaign rally Thursday night in Dallas. “But the more America achieves, the more hateful and enraged these crazy Democrats become. Crazy. They’re crazy.”

Still, Trump’s supremacy is being challenged inside his own realm. With his administration engulfed by crisis, Trump can no longer control the forces once solidly arrayed behind him.

A variety of administration officials, including high-ranking political appointees, have trekked to Capitol Hill to offer damaging revelations during day-long depositions before impeachment investigators.

By testifying, these officials have decided to ignore the Trump White House’s unequivocal refusal to participate in a “totally compromised kangaroo court,” effectively ripping off the muzzles the president placed over their mouths.

Trump is being humbled by the judiciary as well. A federal appeals court in Washington ruled against the president this month in an extended legal battle over access to his financial data, deciding that Congress could seek eight years of Trump’s business records from his accounting firm.

The mounting crises for the administration have weakened the president’s hold on his party. During Trump’s past controversies, most Republican lawmakers publicly defended the president even if they privately expressed frustration, but now some are speaking out in utter exasperation.

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Well, well.... There ARE limits....

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Trump says his Florida Doral resort will no longer host G7 summit

Trump’s imaginary statement on Friday.

Oh what a brilliantly strategic decision! What a great President am I! The greatest ever! I’m on a roll, I’m purging the Foreign Service corps to get out the Obama loyalists. I’ve brokered a peace in Syria which will be recorded by historians as a pivotal event in the history of civilization, and now the Kurds love me. I’ve got my Attorney General, William Barr, expanding his investigation into a deep state conspiracy in Ukraine traveling down a road paved by my personal attorney, the amazing Rudy Giuliani. and not only changed my mind and decided not to use my resort to hold the G7 but at the same time managed to retain the right to invite Putin to any venue. Pure genius, Oh, and no collusion and no quid pro quo. Like my man, Mick Mulvaney says, get over it. We do this stuff all the time, but you still got nothin’. Listen to my boys, Mike Pompeo and Mick Mulvaney. They’ll tell you what to believe. Pay no attention to what you see and hear, only I and my crew will steer you straight.

Sincerely yours,

The Chosen One

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Trump says his Florida Doral resort will no longer host G7 summit

Trump’s imaginary statement on Friday.




Ha! Brilliant!

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Trump reversed course on hosting G-7 at his club after learning that impeachment-weary Republicans were tired of defending him

By Toluse Olorunnipa, Josh Dawsey and David A. Fahrenthold
Oct. 20, 2019

President Trump was forced to abandon his decision to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his private golf club after it became clear the move had alienated Republicans and swiftly become part of the impeachment inquiry that threatens his presidency.

In a round of phone calls with conservative allies this weekend, Trump was told Republicans are struggling to defend him on so many fronts, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.

Democrats, meanwhile, continued to blast Trump for awarding the massive government contract to his own company and said they might add the alleged “emoluments” violation to the articles of impeachment they are preparing.

The White House has been struggling to explain Trump’s G-7 decision since it was announced Thursday. The president’s opponents quickly seized on it as another example of Trump abusing his office for personal gain. Even many Republicans seemed reluctant to offer political cover.

Trump blamed his G-7 reversal on critics, saying on Twitter that his decision to scrap plans for a summit at the Doral club was “based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility.”

But behind closed doors, several aides and allies said, Trump changed his mind in response to pressure and frustration from his own party.

Trump’s decision to host next year’s G-7 meeting at his private golf club only increased the anxiety among GOP lawmakers, some of whom have grown weary of having to develop new talking points almost daily.

Privately, and occasionally in public, several Republicans said they were not prepared to defend the president from charges that he was engaged in self-dealing on the G-7 site selection.

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) said Friday that Trump should avoid even the appearance of impropriety that comes with holding a global summit at his private property. “I think that would be better if he would not use his hotel for this kind of stuff,” he said.

Trump has been closely watching Republicans and their comments about impeachment, according to one administration official. The president was told repeatedly his G-7 decision made it more difficult to keep Senate Republicans in a unified front against impeachment proceedings, the official said. Before he changed course, Trump had waved off concerns from advisers who said hosting world leaders at his club would not play well.

“It shouldn’t have been done in the first place,” Chris Christie, the former Republican governor of New Jersey, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “This was just an unforced error.”

Christie said Trump should not be antagonizing Republicans at a time when he will need their votes to protect him in the impeachment process.

“We have to be in friend-making mode,” he said.

Trump, who has been able to rely on near-unanimous Republican support during his 33 months in office, appeared chastened by the lack of support.

“It’s true that he really just thinks his properties are the best,” said a longtime adviser to the president. “He does not understand in his mind why he would have something at someone else’s property.”

The president’s critics were less charitable, accusing Trump of trying to make money for his private business by awarding himself a lucrative federal contract.

“This is why he ran in the first place,” said Tim O’Brien, a Trump biographer and critic. “He never thought he’d win. It was free marketing.”

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Apparently Trump misspoke in his tweet. It should have read:

Trump blamed his G-7 reversal on critics, saying on Twitter that his decision to scrap plans for a summit at the Doral club was “based on Republican Crazed and Irrational Hostility.”

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(NBC News) - Trump's lawyers argue he can't be charged while in office - even if he shoots someone

A panel of three federal appeals court judges appeared to be unreceptive Wednesday to President Donald Trump's claim that local prosecutors cannot get his financial records as long as he's in office — and heard an extreme hypothetical example making that case.

The New York district attorney's lawyer said prosecutors should be able to conduct a criminal investigation of a sitting president "if, for example, he did pull out a handgun and shoot someone on Fifth Avenue" — a reference to Trump’s claim during the 2016 campaign. Trump's attorney disagreed.



Rule of law. Rule of law. Rule of law.

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Rule of law. Rule of law. Rule of law.



Laws are for the little people.

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And we know what happened to Leona.
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Donald Trump has now taken over the Executive Branch (consider his appointments and, worse, lack of appointments), the Executive Branch (at least, the Senate), and the Judicial Branch (more than 150 federal judgeships and two Supreme Court appointments). Donald Trump now owns and controls all three branches of the United States government.

I believe he will not leave office, either as a result of impeachment or the 2020 election. I believe we will have a civil war in this country. I do not intend to arm myself, so the best I can do is let my dog bark and snarl at them.

I fear the public sector retirement programs I have will be taken from me because the Trumpists will need the money. I have no other means of income.

This is going to be a Category 5 shitstorm.

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Robbie, I believe something quite wonderful though.

If Trump is impeached and convicted...

If Trump loses the 2020 election...

The faceless, fabulous Washington bureaucracy that has survived wars, corruption, and all manner of political intrigue will continue to operate under the rules that have guided it for over 200 years. Trump will leave the White House, even if he has to be physically removed by federal officers. Trump will no longer have the legal authority to order anyone to do anything and the new administration will come to power.

I'm not a religious man. I have no faith in the hereafter or in a supreme deity, but I still have faith in our country. This is what we do.

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I have to agree with Streamline. Trump may THINK he owns the military, but soldiers will not obey an illegal order. Grab Trump by the p***y and collar and toss him out the door.

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Ummmmmmmmmm.... These folks are getting serious!!!


(CNN) - Feds blow door off safe, issue subpoenas as probe into Giuliani associates escalates

Federal prosecutors in New York have subpoenaed the brother of one of the recently indicted associates of Rudy Giuliani, according to two people familiar with the matter, as they escalate their investigation in the campaign-finance case.

The subpoena to Steven Fruman is the latest indication of prosecutors' actions since the rushed arrest two weeks ago of his brother, Igor Fruman, and another defendant, Lev Parnas, at a Washington-area airport. Since then, investigators have doled out multiple subpoenas and conducted several property searches, in one case blowing the door off a safe to access the contents, sources tell CNN.

Federal prosecutors told a judge this week that they are sifting through data from more than 50 bank accounts. In addition, they've put a filter team in place as they examine communications obtained via search warrant and subpoena, sensitive to material that could be subject to attorney-client privilege because Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, counted Parnas as a client. A filter team is a separate set of prosecutors who are assigned to examine evidence and set aside material that is privileged.

Since the October 9 arrests, federal agents visited the New York home of Steven Fruman and served him with a subpoena from Manhattan federal prosecutors, the people familiar with the matter said.



Ummmmmmmm, guys? Your "neener neener" defense isn't working....

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