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Hannity Removes Post Alleging Secret Sperm Images Hidden In Obama Portrait

Hannity Removes Post Alleging Secret Sperm Images Hidden In Obama Portrait

4chan is Fox News

Kids on 4-chan started a meme last night that Obama's portrait artist sneaks sperm cells into all of his work, and had snuck it into Obama's as well. They included a cropped shot showing a vein on Obama's head as "proof", and attempted to get the fake story into the news.

Hours later, Hannity was pushing the same story with the same picture, which resulted in other news outlets being forced to address the rumor.

Once exposed, Hannity pulled his story.

im sorry, he alleged what now?

Russian state TV sometimes airs right wing nutter conspiracy copypastas and shoops directly from /pol/.

FBI director: Trump hasn't directed me to stop Russian meddling in midterms

FBI director: Trump hasn't directed me to stop Russian meddling in midterms
FBI director: Trump hasn't directed me to stop Russian meddling in midterms

“We’re taking a lot of specific efforts to blunt Russian efforts,” Wray said when Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) asked if he’d been directed by Trump to do so.

“As directed by the president?” Reed interjected.

“Not as specifically directed by the president,” Wray responded.

At least this means he's upholding his oath to defend the Constitution, not Trump.

Wray is turning out to be a bigly mistake by Trump.

Props to Senator Jack Reed for making him answer the specific question:

“We’re taking a lot of specific efforts to blunt Russian efforts,” Wray said when Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) asked if he’d been directed by Trump to do so.

“As directed by the president?” Reed interjected.

“Not as specifically directed by the president,” Wray responded.

Trump's mistake that he hired an actual patriot for the job.

I doubt you'd find many with FBI experience that would turn into a full blown Trumper, especially after taking that position and being briefed on current events.

Former CIA analysts: We can't trust Devin Nunes

Former CIA analysts: We can't trust Devin Nunes

This is everything.

Republicans who were so concerned about leaks of classified information during the last year are now pushing for the release of top secret information to the public, cherry-picked to undermine agencies for which they are meant to be stewards. From this point forward, the House Intelligence Committee's assessment of the intelligence community should be met with skepticism by the public and Congress alike. When we look back on this administration in a few years, we believe this incident will be marked as one of the worst cases of politicization of intelligence in modern American history.

Yep, these lying sacks of shit would rather undermine America's trust in the top law enforcement agency in the country rather than admit they done fucked up. If that's not the very definition of self before country we're gonna need to find a different dictionary.

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This just in, republicans declare the dictionary "fake news" and suggest that Obama undermined the AMERICAN language.

FBI: We Told White House About Rob Porter Three Times Before He Resigned

FBI: We Told White House About Rob Porter Three Times Before He Resigned

I get why Trump didn’t react. What worries me is that Kelly, the de facto “adult in the room”, didn’t react either.

Where have the grown ups gone?

There never was an adult in the room, just a klansman skilled at hiding his views.

Let's recap:

“And we were stunned. Stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned. But none of us went to the press and criticized. None of us stood up and were appalled. We just said okay, fine.”

-John Kelly, lying about Frederica Wilson. Something he still hasn’t apologized for.

"I would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man," Kelly said. "He was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state, which 150 years ago was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now it's different today. But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War, and men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had made them stand."

-John Kelly, botching history to defend States' rights to slavery.

"The difference between 690 and 1.8 million were the people that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their asses, but they didn't sign up,"

-John Kelly, dog whistling to the base about racial stereotyes of immigrants.

From ACLU:

Facts

As the General in charge of the Guantanamo Bay Detention facility, Kelly publicly criticized efforts to close Guantanamo (Source) and was accused by Obama Administration officials of working to undermine the President’s efforts to close the facility. (Source)

Opposed and publicly criticized the integration of women into military ground combat units, arguing it would lead to lower standards. (Source)

Defended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques”, such as waterboarding and rectal feeding. Kelly went on to dismiss the criticisms of human rights groups as “foolishness”. (Source)

Testified in support of an officer caught urinating on talibani corpses. (Source)

Supports the imprisonment of terror suspects without trial. (Source)

Criticised by Amnesty International for his “unsafe and inhumane” treatment (Source) of Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike to protest their imprisonment. (Source)

Supports the war on drugs and opposes legalization or decriminalization of any drugs, including marijuana. (Source)

A proponent of border security, Kelly believes that “no wall will work by itself” and has warned about the “existential threat” that unchecked migration poses for the nation. (Source)

Everything is falling apart now that Omarosa has left. She was the glue that kept the whole place together....

Woah, thanks for making me aware of Kelly being in charge of Gitmo. He should be tried for war crimes and not rewarded with the position of Chief of Staff. He supported racially motivated torture and helped cover it up.

How is it Trump found every general with heinous views and got them all to work for him. Any similar shit on McMaster and Mattis that I have somehow not been made aware of?

Trump’s First Year As President Saw Zero States Improve Well-Being For First Time On Record

Trump’s First Year As President Saw Zero States Improve Well-Being For First Time On Record
Trump’s First Year As President Saw Zero States Improve Well-Being For First Time On Record

The worst president in US history. He is utterly incapable of fulfilling the most basic functions of his position.

More Americans felt increasingly worried, had “little pleasure” in taking part in activities, were diagnosed with depression, noted more physical pain on a daily basis and reported a drop in being able to feel “positive energy from friends and family, according to the report.

No shit? Finding out a third of voting adults in your country supported a dangerously incoherent proto-fascist will do that to a nation.

And yet he still has overwhelming approval from Republicans. Fucking profoundly gullible lemmings susceptible to dictatorial control in any other country if not for the rest of us to keep this country hanging by a thread. Fucking idiots. Fucking. Idiots.

Holy shit I just thought about it and you're right.

Greed - Billionaire who doesn't donate to charity.

Sloth - Starts work at 11 AM and has a 4 to 6 hour workday. Believes exercise is detrimental.

Lust - Goes into pageant show dressing rooms to creep on teenage girls. Pays porn stars for sex while married.

Envy - Constantly bringing up how unfair everything is, how Obama did this and that, Hillary blah blah blah. Takes responsibility for anything good and everything bad is someone else's fault.

Wroth - Beat up his ex-wife after a bad surgery, constant temper tantrums about "unfair investigation" reported from WH.

Gluttony - McDonald's cheeseburgers in bed, fast food constantly, supposedly "only" 239 lbs.

Pride - Everything he does is the "greatest" or "tremendous". Talks in third person constantly. Puts his name on everything. Believes he is infallible and that everyone loves him.

And this is the person evangelicals espouse as their savior.

FBI director reveals the White House has been blatantly lying about the domestic abuse scandal

FBI director reveals the White House has been blatantly lying about the domestic abuse scandal

So, the FBI closed the investigation without issuing a security clearance, WH knew for months, and did nothing.

But the whole election in 2016 centered around security of classified information.

Trump supporter: "Just more Obama Deep State working against Trump."

Everyone else: "Wray was appointed by Trump."

Trump supporter: "Exactly."

The hypocrisy is astounding.

What a terrible job of covering this up. Raj shah blantently lied and stated the FBI clearance was still ongoing. It's a mess.

FBI Director: We Reported To WH Multiple Times On Porter Before Ouster

FBI Director: We Reported To WH Multiple Times On Porter Before Ouster

The problem isn't the FBI or how they did the background checks. It's the fact Trump and Kelly decided to completely ignore what the FBI reported to them.

So the White House knew Porter was a wife beater, but decided to keep him on anyways.

Kelly likely lied about not knowing Porter was a wife beater until recently. And Trump probably knew about it as well but it's not like he cares because he beat/raped Ivana Trump before. The whole administration supports the beating/abusing of women. Hey Trump female voters, this is what you voted for.

The White House knowingly hired a wife beater.

Anyone surprised?

And even if we ignore the blatant moral problems with allowing a wife beater into the White House, there's still the serious problem of allowing this person access to all sorts of classified information. The Staff Secretary's job is to review, vet, filter, and annotate all sorts of classified information sent to the Oval Office. They knowingly allowed someone who would never pass a security clearance inquiry into a position that is essentially a major artery of information in the White House... "Only the best people, folks."

Edit: a word.

Also, check out Brian Lehrer interview of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney from yesterday. I've mentioned it in a another thread, but it's worth a listen to hear commentary from someone who was a successful Staff Secretary.

3 Trump properties posted 144 openings for seasonal jobs. Only one went to a US worker.

3 Trump properties posted 144 openings for seasonal jobs. Only one went to a US worker.

this dude is such a con-artist I can't believe so many people fell for it still.

Here are the direct Department of Labor requests filed by Donald's companies to hire migrant workers, in case anyone would like to distribute them to the non-believers:

(edited to add all H2-B visas as well)

Edit: Thank you for gold kind strangers but this info is all public domain and it took 10 minutes to put into a comment. I'd rather see you donate to Candidates with a Contract, publicly funded candidates is what we need to fight this corruption.

Edit for the trolls: This isn't a claim that legal immigration is bad, nor does it prove that Trump loves immigration. The point of showing this is to highlight Donald's hypocrisy in signing "Buy/Hire American" executive orders and claiming that immigrants are "undercutting American labor at less cost," while simultaneously avoiding hiring American workers.

Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers there. But according to federal records, only 17 have been hired.

They aren't looking to hire Americans and that is clear.

News reports suggested Mar-A-Lago did the bare minimum to meet legal requirements to try to recruit U.S. workers. For example, CNN wrote that job openings were placed in a local newspaper with small circulation for just two days rather than a larger newspaper. [Source - Politifact]

H2-A Visas:

23 Farmworkers - Trump Vineyards - Fulltime $11.46/hr 01/11/2018

6 Farmworkers - Trump Vineyards - Fulltime $11.27/hr 11/22/2017

6 Farmworkers - Trump Vineyards - Fulltime $10.72/hr 12/12/2016

19 Farmworkers - Trump Vineyards - Fulltime $10.72 to 0 per Hour 12/12/2016

19 Farmworkers - Trump Vineyards - Fulltime $10.32 to 0 per Hour 02/11/2016

20 Farmworkers - Trump Vineyards - Fulltime $9.87 to 0 per Hour 12/20/2013

H2-B Visas:

6 Assistant Food & Beverage Server - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $11.65 09/08/2017

16 Waiters and Waitresses - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $11.65 09/08/2017

10 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $10.64 09/08/2017

6 Cooks - Trump National Golf Club Jupiter - Fulltime $13.34 09/08/2017

10 Waiters and Waitresses - Trump National Golf Club Jupiter - Fulltime $11.88 07/12/2017

8 Waiters and Waitresses - Trump National Golf Club Jupiter - Fulltime $14.08 03/07/2017

10 Assistant Food & Beverage Server - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $11.19 09/07/2016

20 Waiters and Waitresses - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $10.36 09/07/2016

6 Cooks - Trump National Golf Club Jupiter - Fulltime $12.74 07/18/2016

7 Waiter and Waitresses - Trump National Golf Club Jupiter - Fulltime $11.13 07/18/2016

10 Waiter and Waitresses - Trump National Golf Club LLC - Fulltime $13.21 03/03/2016

5 Pool Attendant - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $10.35 11/06/2015

21 Waiter and Waitresses - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $10.36 11/06/2015

7 Assistant Food & Beverage Server - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $10.49 09/03/2015

3 Bartender - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $14.47 09/03/2015

2 Host/Hostess - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $11.62 09/03/2015

11 Housekeeper - Trump International Beach Resort - Fulltime $9.97 09/03/2015

9 Waiter and Waitresses - Trump National Golf Club Jupiter - Fulltime $10.99 07/28/2015

9 Waiter and Waitresses - Trump National Golf Club - Fulltime $10.41-14.50 02/18/2015

9 Waiter and Waitresses - Trump National Golf Club Jupiter - Fulltime $10.60 07/28/2015

9 Waiter and Waitresses - Trump National Golf Club - Fulltime $13.00 02/26/2014

I just asked the biggest Trump supporter where I work how he feels about this and he said its a good thing because he's showing that he wants to help immigrants. He also said Trump told Congress to do a daca deal because he wants it done by the books so nobody gives him shit about it and that both the dems and republicans are dragging their feet but Trump is doing a great job. The mental gymnastics are amazing.

They're not falling for it, they're choosing to believe an alternate reality.

‘Trump, Inc.’ Podcast Extra: Trump’s Company Is Getting $175 Million Annually in Previously Undisclosed Rent

‘Trump, Inc.’ Podcast Extra: Trump’s Company Is Getting $175 Million Annually in Previously Undis...

Most corrupt president in US history.

Most corrupt president in US history.

Most corrupt political party in US history. The GOP knows exactly whats going on and they won't lift a finger to correct it.

The millennials are going to pay a very high price for disengaging from the political system. 2018 is pretty much the last meaningful chance for a correction.

Jesus this is literally what the emoluments clause was written for. Here's hoping dems can take congress in 2018 and start some actual inquiries.

I vote in every election.

This is the fault of boomers for losing their goddamn minds. How do you blame children for their parents going insane?

Kimmel: Trump can't spend all his time reading memos, he's 'got wife beaters to defend'

Kimmel: Trump can't spend all his time reading memos, he's 'got wife beaters to defend'
Kimmel: Trump can't spend all his time reading memos, he's 'got wife beaters to defend'

It's because everyone was lying. Now it turns out Sarah Huckabee Sanders had arranged for Porter to tell his version of events to NYT, WSJ, politico, and another outlet after the photos were published.

So everyone lied a lot.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/off-record-briefing-porter-after-photo-published OH SNAP

It's actually quite remarkable that the White House still can't manage to figure out what its story is regarding Rob Porter:

Axios:

Bottom line: Either the White House spokespeople or the president's chief of staff is lying. It's a stunning display of incompetence that five days after the initial story broke, they still can't get their stories straight.

NYT:

Aides to the president said they remained confused and upset over the handling of the accusations against Rob Porter, the staff secretary who stepped down. Days after his departure, the White House was still struggling on Sunday to provide a consistent explanation of who knew what and when, even as questions swirled about whether anyone might be felled as a result.

Trump is a "wife beater" himself, or should I say, "wife raper." Ivana Trump, Trump's former wife, had sworn court deposition that she was raped by Trump:

Hurt obtained a copy of her (Ivana) sworn divorce deposition, from 1990, in which she stated that, the previous year, her husband had raped her in a fit of rage. In Hurt’s account, Trump was furious that a “scalp reduction” operation he’d undergone to eliminate a bald spot had been unexpectedly painful. Ivana had recommended the plastic surgeon. In retaliation, Hurt wrote, Trump yanked out a handful of his wife’s hair, and then forced himself on her sexually. Afterward, according to the book, she spent the night locked in a bedroom, crying; in the morning, Trump asked her, “with menacing casualness, ‘Does it hurt?’ ”

This story broke today!?!?

Did SHS and kelly think the NYT and wsj and politico all forgot this meeting was scheduled?

did they think the press wouldn't notice this scheduled briefing was made after kelly claims he decided to fire him '40 minutes' after learning about it?

Fuck, these people are so staggeringly incompetent.

Try one of these subthreads