Holy shit. That there is quite fucked up.
I believe the technical term is "valuable conversation".
At least according to the admins.
There is no audit. He's a fucking liar. We all know this.
You really don’t even need to jump through hoops to argue why he should do it. He promised he would, and that on its own ought to matter.
There should absolutely be laws that require sitting Presidents and other elected federal officials to disclose annual tax returns.
Oh, there definitely is an audit. It's just that there's no rule saying you can't publish your tax returns while they're under audit.
"For us, the elephant in the room is that Sean Hannity is said to have been a third client of Michael Cohen," Smith said. "Hannity's producers are working to contact him" and, "We'll report on it when we know the rest of it."
Bahahaha. This could be a blow to his career, I think, optimistically.
Look at this bullshit:
A source familiar with Sean Hannity’s legal relationship with Michael Cohen said Cohen "has never represented Sean Hannity in any matter involving a third party. Hannity has occasionally asked Mr. Cohen questions concerning the law that Mr. Cohen indicated would be privileged."
Go fucking get them Shep. You know a reasonable man like Shep Smith hates Hannity.
get fucked hannity
That smile on Shep's face is priceless. It's Christmas in April.
There could not have been a juicier client. This is wild.
This seems huge. All of the time that Hannity has been clamoring for the investigations to end immediately, he's publicly opining on his own lawyer.
And calling for the Mueller investigation to be shut down when he is oh so close to it.
It's fucking obvious why
But, all my red hat acquaintances were saying how tough he was yesterday..
This dude is so fucking compromised it's not even funny.
Donald Trump has put the national interest of Russia ahead of the national interest of the United States repeatedly. There is something to do with Trump's money through Deutsche Bank or Bank of Cypress. I think there are some loans out there that they're desperate for us to not know about, some financial mechanisms that have kept him afloat that came out of Russia. I think he's compromised. The weight of all the stories that he's compromised and his behavior and knowing who Putin is, how the KGB, GRU, and FSB work. Those things stand to a pretty simple Occam's razor test. By any definition, that's traitorous.
Reluctantly I have concluded that Trump is a serious threat to US national security. He is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks. It is apparent that he is for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr Putin.
"But should Mr. Trump move to hobble or kill the investigation, he would darken rather than dispel the cloud of suspicion around him," the editorial board said. "Far worse, he would free future presidents to politicize American justice. That would be a danger to every American, of whatever political leaning." ...
"The president is not a king but a citizen, deserving of the presumption of innocence and other protections, yet also vulnerable to lawful scrutiny," the editorial board wrote. "We hope Mr. Trump recognizes this. If he doesn't, how Republican lawmakers respond will shape the future not only of this presidency and of one of the country's great political parties, but of the American experiment itself."
Spot on, massive props to the NYT.
Reminder on why President Trump is a national security threat;
President Trump asked the chiefs of the NSA and DNI to publicly deny evidence of collusion and push back against the FBI collusion probe. The United States Intelligence Agencies have confirmed that a foreign nation interfered with the American election process. We know two dozen state's election systems came under attack. The Intelligence Agencies heads unanimously agree that the Russians will attack the 2018 election. President Trump has refused to act, NSA Director Admiral Rodgers testified to Congress that Trump has given no order to counter Russian meddling. Former FBI Director James Comey said that President Trump was more worried about PR then stopping the Russians.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have accused the Russian government of a multi-stage intrusion campaign targeting the U.S. energy grid. These attacks included critical infrastructure in energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water facilities, and aviation facilities. Here is the report by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team where analytic efforts undertaken by DHS and the FBI have found a multistage intrusion campaign perpetuated by the Russian state. This isn't fake news, the United States is under cyber attack from Russia.
This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This alert provides information on Russian government actions targeting U.S. Government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. It also contains indicators of compromise (IOCs) and technical details on the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by Russian government cyber actors on compromised victim networks. DHS and FBI produced this alert to educate network defenders to enhance their ability to identify and reduce exposure to malicious activity.
DHS and FBI characterize this activity as a multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors who targeted small commercial facilities’ networks where they staged malware, conducted spear phishing, and gained remote access into energy sector networks. After obtaining access, the Russian government cyber actors conducted network reconnaissance, moved laterally, and collected information pertaining to Industrial Control Systems (ICS).
It is clear that the United States of America is under cyber attack, yet many Republicans in the House have blocked investigations. Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee voted to shut down the Russia probe. Republicans shut down the HIC investigation when we know of at least 70 contacts between the Trump team and Russia-linked operatives, the committee obtained either no or incomplete information about 81% of known contacts between Trump officials and Russians. Six Democrats who are Ranking Members of their committees have been forced to request documents related to the Russian attacks against 21 state election systems in 2016 from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
Good luck. They're all cowards and/or corrupt themselves. The whole party is rotten to the core.
Gallup currently has him at 89% approval among Republicans. Eighty-fucking-nine. WTF
Please arrest this fucker.
Ok, now arrest Pruitt for his booth, Ben Carson for his $30k dining set, Ryan Zinke for his $140k doors...
Two black men in Starbucks waiting for the rest of their party to arrive before ordering are cuffed and publicly embarrassed , but if you are wealthy and steal from taxpayers it's ¯\(ツ)/¯ .
IIRC doors guy was replacing a few sets of doors, and they were large and had to match the antique style of the other doors that were already there. They may still have overpaid, but it wasn't like they could get what they needed at Home Depot.
The rest of them, no excuse.
So let me get this straight.
There is evidence that Russia and Syria perpetrate a chemical attack. Our brilliant President forewarns them that a cruise missile attack is incoming. No damage is done, even to the chemical stockpiles, and now they are backpedaling away from the sanctions.
So did my nation just waste $100 million so my president can look tough without actually accomplishing anything? I seriously feel like Russia has my country by the balls. Thanks GOP!
Haley was very specific that the sanctions would come from Mnuchin on Monday. What a dumpster fire.
Yeah not surprising.
Trump erupted when it was announced that France and Germany were each expelling only 4 Russian officials while the U.S. was expelling 60; he was furious that his admin was being portrayed as taking by far the toughest stance on Russia, WaPo reports.
Trump’s briefers tried to reassure him the sum total of expulsions was roughly the same.
“I don’t care about the total!” an admin official recalled Trump screaming.
Trump insisted his aides misled him. “There were curse words,” the official tells WaPo, “a lot of curse words.”
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: And the refusal to criticize Vladimir Putin?
JAMES COMEY: I don't know what's behind that. I mean, that's-- that mystified me even after President Trump became president 'cause I discovered that he wouldn't criticize him even in private, which-- I can understand a president making a geopolitical decision that, "I ought not to criticize an adversary country's leader for some reason publicly." But I discovered President Trump wouldn't even do it privately, and I don't know why that is.
President Donald Trump's national security advisers spent months trying to convince him to sign off on a plan to supply new U.S. weapons to Ukraine to aid in the country's fight against Russian-backed separatists, according to multiple senior administration officials.
Yet when the president finally authorized themajor policy shift, he told his aides not to publicly tout his decision, officials said. Doing so, Trump argued, might agitate Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the officials.
"He doesn't want us to bring it up," one White House official said. "It is not something he wants to talk about."