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U.S. Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son's meeting

U.S. Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son's meeting
U.S. Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Trump son's meeting

"Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time," the statement said.

Christ, the Trump team can't dig this hole fast enough or deep enough.

His lawyer may have just implicated Trump Sr himself being at that meeting.

However, if big trump was at the meeting, they would have.

The Secret Service would keep out of this - unless say Trump dragged their name into it. Oh he did .... gloves off time.

Nearly 150,000 attempts to hack SC voter registration system on Election Day: report

Nearly 150,000 attempts to hack SC voter registration system on Election Day: report
Nearly 150,000 attempts to hack SC voter registration system on Election Day: report

In SC 2008 According to the polls, Obama would have 43% McCain would have 53% (+10%). Final results: 45% VS 54% (+9%). 1% difference with the polls.

2012 According to polls, Romney would win with 46% against Obama his 40% (+6%), but he won the election in South Carolina with 44.1% VS 55.6% (10.5%). 4% difference with the polls.

2016 According to the polls Trump would win with 42% VS 38% (+4%) But he won 55% VS 41% (+14%). Polls were 10% off.

It is extremely fishy that the largest attack on voter systems, happens to be the same year that almost none of the the polls came close to predicting the final results.

I'm also curious to know if the registrations were at all tampered with. Seems like a lot of people suddenly found out they weren't registered or had their voting location changed on them. By some accounts Trump won by roughly 4,500 votes in key areas. Some states were hammered with 50k+ registration mishaps.

Trump said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed ways to combat cybersecurity threats.

Must be some newfangled usage of "combat" that means "facilitate" or "aid."

The electro college is why our election is so unbelievably hackable.

Gore vs bush came down to about 10k votes in 1 state.

Clinton vs trump was 70k votes in 3-4 states.

When you have only about 5-6 states that actually matter ( swing states ) and you only need a 1-3% vote swing to change the election result its hackable.

In fact you don't even need to hack anything to get a voter swing that small. Strategic closing of polling stations, strategic polling hours, fake news, fake scandals, and this is before throwing in hacking voter rolls to change minor things like birthdays or addresses.

Elections of 100 million plus voters are decided by .01% of votes. It's not rocket science to come up with shady ways to change such a small percent both legal and illegal.

Collins calls for review of Kushner clearance

Collins calls for review of Kushner clearance
Collins calls for review of Kushner clearance

I work for the government and if I EVER had allegations against me concerning a foreign government my clearance would get pulled/suspended immediately.

During a CNN interview today, the President's lawyer admitted that the Don Jr/Kushner/Manafort meeting with Russians involved "an email campaign". This is new information, and it passed without notice. Nobody else had claimed an email campaign was involved and the question was not asked. May be Freudian slip.

If you did a tenth of what ...

Wait, that's just applicable during campaigns to insinuate that Democrats are getting away with illegal activity. Now we Republicans are in power, so it doesn't matter if anyone in power is doing bad shit.

Jake Tapper: "Of the three people from the Trump team - that we know of - who were in that meeting with the Russian lawyer, only one of them, Jared Kushner, is currently in the White House with a security clearance. Given how many times he's had to update his security clearance forms, and how empirically un-transparent he's been throughout this process, do you have any concerns about his security clearance?"

Susan Collins: "That's an issue that we need to look at, but right now we don't have enough evidence. I don't know who advised him on the forms, I don't know how many meetings he had in total, I don't know whether most of them were listed, so those are issues that we need to review. And it's one reason why the intelligence committee's counterintelligence investigation needs to continue. It's on a separate track from the Special Counsel's investigation, which is looking at the issue of whether or not there's any criminal wrongdoing.

That's not in our bailiwick, but we do need to make sure we know the answers to Russian interference in the campaign, whether there was any collaboration, and most of all, we need to put into place safeguards to prevent this kind of interference from happening in the future, because the Russians are going to try again, as we know from their attempts to influence the campaigns in France and Germany and Montenegro."

Secret Service responds to Trump lawyer: Russia meeting not screened

Secret Service responds to Trump lawyer: Russia meeting not screened
Secret Service responds to Trump lawyer: Russia meeting not screened

Another lie. Another government agency thrown under the bus. But certainly it's the entire world lying and only Trump and co telling the truth. What will it take for his supporters to actually see the light?

Holy fuck. The Secret Service almost never responds to anything. Even they've had enough of this traitor.

Same thing it took for Nixon's Silent Majority to break with him, when Nixon was forced to resign all of the sudden his supporters disappeared.

The Ex-KGB spy told Yahoo News the very same thing.

“No one asked us for IDs,” Rinat Akhmetshin told Yahoo News in a brief telephone interview Friday. “We literally walked in” without any security check.

Russian Gave Trump's Son Folder With Information Damaging To Clinton: Report

Russian Gave Trump's Son Folder With Information Damaging To Clinton: Report

Can't help but notice the FSB's neat little trick here... "your opponent Hillary is being helped by the Russians, don't YOU want to be helped by the Russians at the very least to expose her being helped by the Russians?! Also, we have no evidence she's being helped by the Russians."

Ha! Yes, I loved the bit about "this might be happening but you'll have to do more research."

It kills me that these chumps think they're "winning" when the Russians have been playing them like a fiddle this whole time. I'd say this is "Sad!" except Americans will continue to lose until these clowns are no longer in charge.

This makes sense. We knew the meeting wasn't a lobbying effort for Russian adoptions, because Putin himself blocked adoptions, not the U. S. The meeting was a demand to lift sanctions in exchange for Clinton dirt.

Oh look, here's a report from Bannon-headed institute published about a month later, alleging Hillary was receiving illicit funds from Russia.

And what a coincidence, Breitbart picked it up and ran with it two days later.

Credit to usawasfun and Gorgonaut666, but can't u tag them.

AWOL: Trump has gone 150 days without a presidential press conference

AWOL: Trump has gone 150 days without a presidential press conference
AWOL: Trump has gone 150 days without a presidential press conference

Remember when everyone was foaming at the mouth because Hillary hadn't held a press conference for X days? I remember...

Here are some numbers on past Presidents if people wanted to compare.

Buttercup-in-chief cannot handle valid questions from the press.

Nixon knew Trump would be the one to make history look kindly on him...

Now that's some 4D chess people.

Did Donald Trump’s lawyer accidentally make a huge confession about the meeting with the Russian lawyer?

Did Donald Trump’s lawyer accidentally make a huge confession about the meeting with the Russian ...

Trump was in Trump Tower that day.

Trump Sr. seems to have been at that meeting since the Secret Service allowed those people in to it.

Did you know they can't prosecute the father and son for the same crime.

Exactly. They are so fucking stupid.

On an unrelated note (just hoping that people will see this and answer), where is the down vote button, and why is it gone?

Donald Trump isn't happy about new poll showing he is the president with lowest approval rating in 70 years

Donald Trump isn't happy about new poll showing he is the president with lowest approval rating in 70 years
Donald Trump isn't happy about new poll showing he is the president with lowest approval rating i...

He should get better at his job then.

The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time! -President Turnip

40% is not bad at this time.

He didn't do the math.

Exactly. If he didn't suck so badly at his job, and have subordinates that were so poor at doing their jobs, and actually get something done that was good for America, then maybe his approval ratings wouldn't be so bad.

Pass the Republicare healthcare bill, Donald. See how beloved you are then.

Trump Lawyer Blames Secret Service For Not Preemptively Stopping Jr.’s Meeting

Trump Lawyer Blames Secret Service For Not Preemptively Stopping Jr.’s Meeting

"It's the FBI's fault for not stopping me from robbing all those banks!"

These people are the scum of the fucking earth. There is no punishment that they do not deserve. Hopefully Mueller hangs them all from the highest trees in Washington

So, Secret Service is due to testify, huh?

The USSS are heroes that risk their lives to serve their nation, and the Trump administration throws them under the fucking bus.

Republicans aren't patriots.

This is an excellent point. Trump would have had secret service protection at the time of the meeting, so some of them would likely know who he met with and when.

Thinking back, I also recall Trump didn't want / trust the secret service on his security detail. Seems like we might know why now...

EDIT 1: Trump did maintain parallel private security detail. Even if the secret service cannot be asked about this kind of information, I'm not sure the same would apply to private security.

EDIT 2: Unless the law has changed since 1998, it appears the secret service can be compelled to testify. http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/05/22/lewinsky.scandal/

GOP bill would ‘jeopardize the very existence of rural hospitals and nursing homes’: Collins

GOP bill would ‘jeopardize the very existence of rural hospitals and nursing homes’: Collins
GOP bill would ‘jeopardize the very existence of rural hospitals and nursing homes’: Collins

Delta, Colorado:

A small Colorado town that voted for trump with over 75% of their vote. If the ACA is repealed, the only hospital in the town will be closing due to lack of funds.

Well they are getting exactly what they voted for so they should be out in the streets celebrating.

i work for a hospital/medical center in a rural northern california county that's red and it's just jaw dropping how many of my patients on medi-cal/care bang on their current "obama care plan". their coverage is exceptional really.

Trump voters about to get what they voted for...

Try one of these subthreads