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Trump Proposes Selling Off Half the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve

Trump Proposes Selling Off Half the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve
Trump Proposes Selling Off Half the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve

Wouldn't even make a dent in the deficit. Would compromise our national security. Idiot.

Hmm, I wonder who would benefit from the US having an insufficient oil reserve if there were a crisis...

So I take it this plan is off the table?

Tell Saudi Arabia and others that we want (demand!) free oil for the next ten years or we will no...

This must be what going mad feels like.

First on CNN: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says

First on CNN: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says
First on CNN: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says

One source added that part of Mueller's investigation is expected to focus on obstruction of justice.

This is seriously becoming Watergate II.

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, chair of the House oversight committee, tweeted that he would postpone a planned Wednesday hearing because Comey told him he wants to speak with Mueller before testifying publicly.

These aren't the sort of statements you hear when the claims are baseless. They're the type you hear when someone independent is exercising due diligence and proceeding systematically.

I think Trump's not going to have a good year.

becoming Watergate II.

Becoming? homie we passed that point a long long time ago.

If it's what it is suspected to be, it's way bigger. Lying about spying on political enemies is way smaller than colluding with a foreign nation to win an election. Even if Trump ends up being a useful idiot and not the one colluding.

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its...

When my kids go to college, I hope they aren't too overwhelmed when they register for "American History 305: May through Mid-May, 2017"

In addition to the requests to Coats and Rogers, senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, according to people familiar with the matter. The officials said the White House appeared uncertain about its power to influence the FBI.

'Can we ask him to shut down the investigation? Are you able to assist in this matter?' one official said of the line of questioning from the White House.

Obstruction. Of. Justice.

Okay so theoretically if he's innocent, this is absolutely moronic. He can be found innocent of collusion but guilty of obstruction. The only logical answers are either A. He's guilty and desperate or B. He's stupider than we even thought.

Edit: meant to imply innocence with option B but you're all right, it's most likely option C: All of the above

“The problem wasn’t so much asking them to issue statements, it was asking them to issue false statements about an ongoing investigation,” a former senior intelligence official said of the request to Coats.

Wow

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Michael Flynn to decline Senate Intel committee subpoena, invoke 5th Amendment later today

Michael Flynn to decline Senate Intel committee subpoena, invoke 5th Amendment later today

"When you have your staff taking the Fifth Amendment, taking the Fifth so they are not prosecuted, when you have the man that set up the illegal server taking the Fifth, I think it is disgraceful." — Donald J. Trump

Flynn: "I have a story to tell, but only for immunity." FBI: "We know what you did and why." Flynn: "I plead the 5th."

Donald Trump would disagree with that.

I am no fan of Bill Cosby but never-the-less some free advice - if you are innocent, do not remain silent. You look guilty as hell!

Nov. 20, 2014

There's always a tweet for that.

He doesn't have to self-incriminate. The copious amounts of evidence being gathered by the FBI will do it for him.

“President Cuck”: Trump supporters are freaking out over the president’s tone change on Islam

“President Cuck”: Trump supporters are freaking out over the president’s tone change on Islam

It's okay guys, these are the rich Muslims.

They're also freaking out because he wore a skullcap at the Western Wall.

With guys like these you just gotta curtsy when they put a pretty necklace on you.

Then they're probably not going to like this either.

Donald Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

Donald Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

The wealthiest 1% could really use that $800 billion.

And by "use" I mean put it away somewhere where it will do nothing more than increase their net worth.

That's a lot by anybody's standards, a lot of people are going to be hurt by this in many ways. Its quite brutal no other way to say it.

Operation: Fuck the poor is in full effect now that republicans control everything.

From Trump's own site as recent as January 28th, 404'd in archived versions since:

WHY DONALD TRUMP WONT TOUCH YOUR ENTITLEMENTS

Donald Trump says if he runs for president he’ll make sure entitlement programs aren’t touched.

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid," Trump told The Daily Signal. “Every other Republican is going to cut, and even if they wouldn’t, they don’t know what to do because they don’t know where the money is. I do.”

Trump, the successful businessman who has flirted with a political career in the past, spent time in Iowa recently to talk about the issues at the top of his agenda.

Using the theme, “Make America Great Again,” Trump vowed to transform the country into a rich and prosperous nation. For starters, he plans to take dead aim at China’s currency manipulation tactics.

“When you look at these killers from China, they’re just taking our money out of our pocket,” he said. “Jobs, our manufacturing, then they loan it back to us. They have $1.3 trillion in our debt. They own it. We are paying them interest on $1.3 trillion. They got it incorrectly with manipulation, currency manipulation and then they loan us back the money that they took from us.”

https://web.archive.org/web/20170128211050/https://www.donaldjtrump.com/media/why-donald-trump-wo...

Donald Trump drops out of Saudi Arabia event due to 'exhaustion'

Donald Trump drops out of Saudi Arabia event due to 'exhaustion'
Donald Trump drops out of Saudi Arabia event due to 'exhaustion'

"President Obama looks absolutely exhausted in the Netherlands. He is not a natural leader, was never ment to lead - it is tough work for him"

Trump tweet: Mar 26, 2014 03:46:47 AM (spelling error is his)

source: http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/archive

"Obama looks exhausted and beaten. He was never made or prepared for the job. Like it or not, he doesn't have "it"

Trump tweet: Jul 9, 2014 11:48:34 PM

source: http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/archive

"Bernie's exhausted, he just wants to shut down and go home to bed!

Trump tweet: Jul 26, 2016 02:27:58 PM

source: http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/archive

"I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters. "I actually, this is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier."

Then, later: "I do miss my old life. This -- I like to work. But this is actually more work".

This is his first trip and he can't handle all of his obligations. He is unfit and this is embarrassing.

Twitter is always there to remind us of Trump's startling hypocrisy.

Edit:

I'm a slave to grammatical corrections -- thanks /u/Master_Motherfucker

Set aside the exhaustion for just one second.

He sent his daughter to a forum about combatting terrorism on social media.

This is one of the most important things we can do to keep Americans​ safe from terrorist attacks, find a cohesive strategy to stop them for inspiring lone wolves.

What. The. Fuck.

The White House is trying to dupe the New York Times with phony leaks

The White House is trying to dupe the New York Times with phony leaks

instead of not doing shitty things they are going to leak fake shitty things to poison the well and provide cover for the real shitty things they are doing?

America First!

And Maggie Haberman said it doesn't work because they verify their stories before releasing them.

It's like trusting a four year old's lie

This backfires and proves our journalists are verifying facts and making sure they're being as accurate as possible. Good on them. All this does is give me more confidence.

That the administration seems to not understand the basic workings of a real newspaper is telling.

The NYT is not a hack. They are a 165-year-old institution with over a hundred Pulitzer prizes.

People with far more intellect and strategy have tried and failed to pull this nonsense before.

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina maps for Congress

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina maps for Congress

5-3 ruling

Dissenters:

Samuel Alito John Roberts Anthony Kennedy

I'm guessing Gorsuch wasn't involved if 8/9 of the justices were?

NC GOP will just create new gerrymandered maps for the courts to strike down.

Wait a minute....the person with the deciding vote.... was justice Thomas. What the fuck?!

Republicans have more empathy when it comes to people that share their personal experiences.

Our Genius President Just Told a Room Full of Israelis That He "Just Got Back From the Middle East"

Our Genius President Just Told a Room Full of Israelis That He "Just Got Back From the Middle East"
Our Genius President Just Told a Room Full of Israelis That He "Just Got Back From the Middle East"

"Just flew in from the middle east & boy are my $100B arms deals tired."

The video in the article. The dude right of Trump - he FACEPALMS. He fucking facepalms the President of the United states. OMG - thats priceless.

The pendulum is gonna swing so hard that we're gonna elect a sentient gas cloud from Space as our next president.

Facepalm deflected into a hair straightening move

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