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Donald Trump impeachment petition passes one million signatures

Donald Trump impeachment petition passes one million signatures
Donald Trump impeachment petition passes one million signatures

While I agree that Trump should be impeached, this won't go anywhere, and for good reason. If a president could be impeached because of a petition, it would be complete chaos all the time.

Rather, those people should get informed about net neutrality and contact their representatives to voice their disapproval.

Petitions are not legally binding, of course. But petitions signal to people that a lot of people support this, and that those who support it privately are not alone. Protests and demonstrations have the same effect.

But millions voted illegally...??

You know what other petition got a lot of signatures? The one that proposed that R Kelly's Ignition (Remix) become the national anthem.

I'm still waiting for this dream of the people to come true, our anthem needs a tune up.

Kushner called Lockheed CEO to get a better arms deal for Saudi Arabia

Kushner called Lockheed CEO to get a better arms deal for Saudi Arabia
Kushner called Lockheed CEO to get a better arms deal for Saudi Arabia

Would have been better to get Lockheed the better deal...

Low Energy, Jared.

"America First" 🙄

Since Lockheed Martin is the only company that makes the THAAD system, if the Saudis wanted it, there's nowhere else they could have gotten it.

Jared got played.

EDIT - shortened.

You're saying a thirty something real estate developer that managed to lose money in Manhattan real estate isnt a great negotiator?

Trump and Priebus Reportedly Pushed Comey to Publicly Clear Trump in Russia Investigation

Trump and Priebus Reportedly Pushed Comey to Publicly Clear Trump in Russia Investigation
Trump and Priebus Reportedly Pushed Comey to Publicly Clear Trump in Russia Investigation

Every day it looks worse and worse for Trump. The hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper.

I'm personally thrilled he's dragging so many terrible people down with him. Preibus is a massive piece of shit.

The day after the Flynn conversation [between Trump and Comey], Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, asked Mr. Comey to help push back on reports in the news media that Mr. Trump’s associates had been in contact with Russian intelligence officials during the campaign.

Okay so in a single New York Times story, we have

Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

Trump floated the idea of jailing journalists who publish leaks

Priebus asked Comey to publicly deny that there was even any connections (not even collusion, just connections) between Trump associates and Russians.

Is there anything else still hiding in that article? If we look hard enough, is there a confession that we completely missed? This is the story that keeps on giving.

Still waiting for connections with Ryan & McConnell.

But the feeding frenzy is young.

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Comey once tried to hide among WH curtains to avoid Trump: report

Comey once tried to hide among WH curtains to avoid Trump: report
Comey once tried to hide among WH curtains to avoid Trump: report

Curtains vs. bushes. Which side are YOU on?

Now THIS is worth knowing. This guy is my hero

TIL The FBI Director and myself act the same way upon seeing people they don't want to talk to at social functions.

“Comey said that as he was walking across the room he was determined that there wasn’t going to be a hug,” Wittes said. “It was bad enough there was going to be a handshake. And Comey has long arms so Comey said he pre-emptively reached out for a handshake and grabbed the president’s hand. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn’t reciprocate. If you look at the video, it’s one person shaking hands and another hugging.”

Calling /sub/memeyourenthusiasm

In New Video, Turkish President Sits Through Violent Attack on Protesters

In New Video, Turkish President Sits Through Violent Attack on Protesters

Watch the video and tell me Erdogan didn't tell his bodyguard to give the command to start the attack, it seems quite obvious, it's right there, I am not exaggerating. Don't let this be forgotten, there's no way there isn't more unreleased video.

"It is unclear if Mr. Erdogan, who is seen in the video sitting in a black Mercedes sedan, communicated with the would-be assailants. An aide can be seen leaning into the car. The aide then speaks to another aide who walks toward the group of supporters and out of the range of the camera.

Seconds later, members of the group, including some who were armed, run toward the protesters. Nine people were hospitalized after the skirmish and the State Department issued a stern statement condemning the attack. The man then returns to the president’s car as the president exits and enters the residence."

edit:

"Using noise reduction and volume enhancement techniques, Ferad determined that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail shouted out the phrases “he says attack” and “come, come, come” as they charged the protesters." http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/18/audio-analysis-erdogan-goons-were-told-to-attack-protesters-video/

Yep that's exactly what happened. Why these people haven't been rounded up and deported is beyond me. A foreign state attacked our citizens for exercising their rights. America first? Donald Trump puts dictators first. He is a traitor to his country.

This genuinely pisses me off more than the Russia stuff right now. It just seems inherently fucked up that a dictator used his personal assault squad to attack RIGHTFUL American protestors, and not a fucking peep from trump.

So, President Trump invites people into our country so they can beat the crap out of our people? I haven't been this pissed in a long while. What a weak president we have!

Comey Is Said to Have Become Unsettled by Interactions With Trump

Comey Is Said to Have Become Unsettled by Interactions With Trump

Mr. Wittes said that Mr. Comey told him that he initially did not want to go to the meeting because the F.B.I. director should not have too close a relationship with the White House. But Mr. Comey went because he wanted to represent the bureau.

The ceremony occurred in the Blue Room of the White House, where many senior law enforcement officials — including the Secret Service director — had gathered. Mr. Comey — who is 6 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue suit that day – told Mr. Wittes that he tried to blend in with the blue curtains in the back of the room, in the hopes that Mr. Trump would not spot him and call him out.

“He thought he had gotten through and not been noticed or singled out and that he was going to get away without an individual interaction,” Mr. Wittes said Mr. Comey told him.

But Mr. Trump spotted Mr. Comey and called him out.

“Oh and there’s Jim,” Mr. Trump said. “He’s become more famous than me.”

With an abashed look on his face, Mr. Comey walked up to Mr. Trump.

“Comey said that as he was walking across the room he was determined that there wasn’t going to be a hug,” Mr. Wittes said. “It was bad enough there was going to be a handshake. And Comey has long arms so Comey said he pre-emptively reached out for a handshake and grabbed the president’s hand. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn’t reciprocate. If you look at the video, it’s one person shaking hands and another hugging.”

This is unbelievably bizarre reading. FBI director tries to hide from the US President via colour-blending to avoid handshake.

Mr. Wittes said that in another conversation he told Mr. Comey he was encouraged by the fact that the Senate was likely to confirm Rod J. Rosenstein, a longtime federal prosecutor, as the deputy attorney general.

To Mr. Wittes’s surprise, Mr. Comey did not completely agree with him.

“He said, ‘I don’t know. I have some concerns. He’s good, he’s solid but he’s also a survivor and you don’t survive that long without making some compromises and I’m concerned about that.’”

Wow, Comey had some doubts about Rosenstein. That's interesting.

Mr. Comey — who is 6 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue suit that day – told Mr. Wittes that he tried to blend in with the blue curtains in the back of the room, in the hopes that Mr. Trump would not spot him and call him out.

What the fuck

I don't blame Comey for wanting to avoid Trump, it's just - what even is happening

The FBI director was trying to blend in with the curtains

This is like something out of Parks and Rec again

Wittes, in his accompanying piece on this article, had this to say about Comey/Rosenstein:

In retrospect, I think I know what Comey must have been thinking at that moment. He had been asked to pledge loyalty by Trump. When he had declined, and even before, he had seen repeated efforts to—from his point of view—undermine his independence and probe the FBI’s defenses against political interference. He had been asked to drop an investigation. He had spent the last few months working to defend the normative lines that protect the FBI from the White House. And he had felt the need personally to make clear to the President that there were questions he couldn't ask about investigative matters. So he was asking himself, I suspect: What loyalty oath had Rosenstein been asked to swear, and what happened at whatever dinner that request took place?

I think it's a sign that Comey viewed anyone, even those with stellar reputations like Rosenstein, with suspicion because they too likely were pressured into "loyalty".

Trump meets with lawyers at the White House

Trump meets with lawyers at the White House
Trump meets with lawyers at the White House

"There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself and the Russians, zero,” he said.

What the hell does this even mean?

It sounds like he's saying that he did not coordinate anything with his campaign staff at any point during the election season, but on the other hand he does coordinate with Russia, so he can speak for them. Then maybe the last part refers to Coke Zero?

I pity any lawyer that retains him as a client

One objective: to keep Trump from hurting himself any further.

hah. They're lawyers, not retirement home nurses.

Someone Needs to Explain to Donald Trump That His Own Administration Appointed the Special Counsel

Someone Needs to Explain to Donald Trump That His Own Administration Appointed the Special Counsel
Someone Needs to Explain to Donald Trump That His Own Administration Appointed the Special Counsel

His own appointee, on the job just a couple of weeks, no less, made this decision. But Trump probably doesn't even know who Rod Rosenstein is.

Ten days ago the white house said Rod Rosenstein was so widely respected they had to follow his recommendation to fire Comey. Now Rod Rosenstein is leading a 'witch hunt' to persecute Trump.

Why has Trump's opinion of Rosenstein changed? It's because the 'widely respected' Rosenstein decided to appoint a special prosecutor.

In other words, the white house recently praised the acumen of the man who is leading the witch hunt by appointing a special prospecutor.

Someone probably doesn't want to be fired

This is actually a point I hadn't considered. The core of the Trump administration is so at odds with every other part of government/the country (barring congressional stooges, which are slowly turning) that I've been viewing it entirely as a separate entity.

Trump has not received a daily intel briefing since the day after he briefed the Russians

Trump has not received a daily intel briefing since the day after he briefed the Russians
Trump has not received a daily intel briefing since the day after he briefed the Russians

I mean, the guy wasn't paying attention anyway, but just in case, no sharing.

These sessions — which used to be labeled the “Presidential Daily Brief” or “PDB,” but which the current administration calls the “daily intelligence briefing” — are of debatable value to Trump, as it is not clear whether he pays any attention at all to them. But for whatever they are worth, Trump hasn’t been receiving them since last Thursday.

His last scheduled “daily intelligence briefing” was on May 11, the only event on his schedule that day, and came less than 24 hours after his Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador and alleged spymaster Sergey Kislyak.

Trump has not received a briefing since then, or since news emerged that Trump had divulged classified information to the Russians during that meeting — which means the Russians may be almost as up to date on our intel as the president is.

In an apples-to-apples comparison on this topic with President Obama’s first three months in office, Trump lags far behind: Through the end of April, Obama had received 58 PDBs, while Trump had received only 44 of his “daily intelligence briefings” over the same time period.

There are significant differences beyond the numbers, though. Obama received and read the PDB every day of his presidency, while Trump can’t be bothered to read anything that doesn’t have his own name in it, or isn’t printed out from an unreliable internet source. And for the first 23 days of Trump’s presidency, those briefings were given to him by disgraced National Security Adviser and literal foreign agent Michael Flynn.

Can't leak national security secrets if you don't know national security secrets.

This is a disaster in waiting like 9/11, Bush wasn't too big on his daily briefings either. But it seems to be preferable until he resigns or is impeached. He's a serious threat if he still has access to sensitive intelligence.

This is going to get Americans killed.

First on CNN: Devin Nunes continues reviewing Russia intelligence, despite recusal

First on CNN: Devin Nunes continues reviewing Russia intelligence, despite recusal
First on CNN: Devin Nunes continues reviewing Russia intelligence, despite recusal

And keeping the White House informed about the evidence the committee has on them no doubt.

Do Republicans not know what recusing means?

Is "recusal" becoming just a fucking buzzword now? First Sessions violating his "recusal" and now Nunes? What a sad state of affairs.

It means to pass on cake at an office party but you take a few slices home anyway

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