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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nargrakhan wrote:
Obama mobilizes US troops to conduct desert training in southern states with training equipment, Conservatives go ape shit and claim he's secretly trying to take over the US. Google Jade Helm 15 for more details.

Trump wants to mobilize US troops to enforce "border security" in southern states with actual combat equipment, Conservatives love the shit out that idea. Rolling Eyes

In any case, two legal hurdles:

#1: Third Amendment

#2: Posse Comitatus Act

If Republicans can't see how Trump is spitting on our Founding Father's ideology, then I wonder how they'll feel that Trump has set a precedence future Democrat Presidents can use for their own selfish ends. It's not about the ruling party when you're the majority, its about when you're the minority. Such short sighted fuckers. Evil or Very Mad

In any case... if all the troops are at the boarder building the wall or paroling for immigrants... who's gonna be at Trump's Ego parade in Washington DC? Or fight the Second Korean War? Rolling Eyes

Man who cowardly refuses to serve his country, sure loves using those who don't.


The conservatives want a strict theocratic military state. They don't actually give a shit about the founding fathers.

And Trump's just an idiot who serves only himself and his family.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody Important wrote:
The conservatives want a strict theocratic military state. They don't actually give a shit about the founding fathers.


Well fortunately their elected leadership want a strict nepotist corporate state, so at least it's stalling that plan for awhile.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the fbi just raided michael cohen's office.

cohen is trump's personal attorney, the one who paid stormy daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about having sex with trump - the one that trump threw under the bus last week, by claiming he knew nothing about the payment. this, added to the fact that he didn't sign the NDA, potential opens cohen up to some serious charges of fraud, unethical conduct, and any number of other things that at the least could cost him his law licence and at worse could put him in jail.

now it could be that the fbi will find records showing trump did know about the agreement, which might save cohen (at least on the stormy daniels deal). but it may put him in the crosshairs on something worse (apparently the FBI acted on information received from the Mueller probe - handed over the the NY US Attorney's office, so presumable not directly related to the Russia probe).

talk about a swamp - the further things go, the deeper we sink, and the greater the stink gets stirred up.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cohen raids are dramatic, but more subtle is the news that some of Trump's lawyers made vague threats to the Panamanian government if it doesn't intervene on their behalf in the Trump hotel showdown.




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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you aren't .....you aren't suggesting that the president of the US could have a conflict of interest here???





drat....where's the 'swoon' emoji when you need it?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so we're back in the tpp...maybe?

does this mean someone actually managed to come up with a "tpp for dummies" version? could that someone also come up with a "US Constitution for dummies" and maybe even a "rule of law"....
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Mr. Trump’s decision to reconsider the deal comes as the White House tries to find ways to protect the agriculture sector, which could be badly damaged by the president’s trade approach.
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China’s aggressive response to Mr. Trump’s tariffs is aimed squarely at goods produced in the American heartland, a region that helped send him to the White House. A trade war with China could be particularly devastating to rural economies, especially for pig farmers and soybean and corn growers. Nearly two-thirds of United States soybean exports go to China.


oh right....pandering to the base.



too bad the base didn't bother to figure out the tpp _before_ the election....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
so we're back in the tpp...maybe?


There's not an UGGGH in the world big enough...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

too good a burn to pass up: from an interview of james comey as author:
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If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

The United States Constitution isn’t a book, so I would pick “The Road to Character,” by David Brooks.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trump, hours after frothing at twittermouth about how Comey was a slimeball for supposedly lying under oath, decided to pardon someone who was convicted of lying to the FBI.

Trump, like, totally forgot to crack down on all that weed like Sessions wanted him to, man.

Trump's lawyer negotiated at $1.6M settlement to hush up an impregnated Playmate for an RNC power player.

Trump's lawyer was under a criminal investigation for months.

Trump was a urine test.



Apropos of nothing,

U.S. and Allies Launch Strikes on Syrian Chemical Weapons Sites
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cohen's files seized, #TehDonald objects to a procedure that involve a 'taint team'

A below the belt and easy joke, agreed. Yet oh so appropriate for this case.

At this rate, soon, even tabloids will be slithgly embarrassed to mention #TeHDonalsd's problems.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday: Nikki Haley says more sanctions against Russia coming as soon as Monday
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Washington (CNN)United States' Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday the Trump administration will announce more sanctions against Russia as soon as Monday.
On CBS's "Face the Nation," Haley said the Treasury Department will announce the new sanctions and insisted the US has sent "a strong message" about the use of chemical weapons.
"You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down," said Haley, reiterating what she said earlier on Fox News. "Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday, if he hasn't already."
A source familiar with the matter told CNN more than a dozen entities, including banks and equipment suppliers, are being looked at, and at least several are expected to be sanctioned. Also under consideration are Russian companies that sell helicopters and helicopter parts to Syria, sources familiar with the matter said.

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"If you look at what Russia is doing, they continue to be involved with all the wrong actors, whether their involvement in Ukraine, whether you look at how they are supporting Venezuela, whether you look in Syria and their way of propping up Assad and working with Iran, that continues to be a problem," Haley said, adding that the use of a poisoning agent against a spy in England is "another issue."
She added that Russia is feeling the effects of US actions including "the sanctions that are continuing to happen, which you'll see again on Monday."



Monday: Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement
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Preparations to punish Russia anew for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria caused consternation at the White House. Haley had said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Assad’s alleged chemical weapons attack would be announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

But Trump conferred with his national security advisers later Sunday and told them he was upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them, according to several people familiar with the plan.

Administration officials said the economic sanctions were under serious consideration, along with other measures that could be taken against Russia, but said Trump had not given final authorization to implement them. Administration officials said Monday it was unlikely Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russia, describing the strategy as being in a holding pattern.

Sometime after Haley’s comments on CBS, the Trump administration notified the Russian Embassy in Washington that the sanctions were not in fact coming, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

The Trump team decided to publicly characterize Haley’s announcement as a misstatement. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Monday: “We are considering additional sanctions on Russia and a decision will be made in the near future.”
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last Wednesday in Fox News Land: Mueller Has Gone 'Rogue': Hannity Says Probe 'Off the Rails' After Cohen Raid

Boy, Hannity sure does seem upset that Michael Cohen was raided and his files seized. Like, more upset than he usually is about things. I wonder why that could be?














IT TURNS OUT SEAN HANNITY WAS SECRETLY MICHAEL COHEN'S CLIENT THE WHOLE TIME

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-third-client-sean-hannity-2018-4
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A federal judge on Monday ordered the release of the name of President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen's third client.

And it turns out, that client is none other than Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Earlier Monday, Cohen's attorneys argued that the third client's name should remain anonymous. The attorneys said in the filing that Cohen represented three clients in the past year: Trump; Elliot Broidy, the Republican fundraiser for whom Cohen helped facilitate a $1.6 million payment to a Playboy playmate; and a third person.

In their letter to US District Judge Kimba M. Wood, Cohen's attorneys Todd Harrison and Stephen Ryan wrote that the third client did not allow them to reveal the fact that they utilized Cohen's services.

"Of the three legal clients, Donald J. Trump and Elliot Broidy have allowed us to reveal the fact that they are legal clients," Harrison and Ryan wrote. "The other legal client indicated that they did not authorize their name to be publicly filed in connection with this matter and directed Mr. Cohen to appeal any order to disclose their name."

But that didn't hold up with Wood, who insisted that the third client's name be disclosed publicly at Monday's hearing.

Cohen's attorneys said the client did not want to be associated with their client. Harrison, after being told by Wood that the name had to be revealed, then said Hannity's name out loud.

It was not immediately clear what legal work Cohen provided for Hannity.

Cohen facilitated a $130,000 hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an affair she says she had with Trump. He also facilitated the Broidy payment after a Playboy playmate said he impregnated her.

Hannity told The Wall Street Journal that he and Cohen "have been friends a long time."

"I have sought legal advice from Michael," he said.

Hannity and Cohen did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i saw this interesting news article this weekend - not familiar with the source, but NPR also has something.

anyway: trump's legal justification for striking syria without congressional approval is secret - even from Congress. it seems to rest on the concept that the president has the power to act unilaterally in "situations of emergency"....although one could quibble that gassing people in syria, however reprehensible, hardly constitutes an emergency for the citizens of the US. yes, yes, need a quick response to keep more people from being gassed halfway around the world - but by that logic, pretty much anything can be considered an emergency. (there is also stuff about work-arounds that got us into korea, vietnam, iraq..this is not a happy progression).

and the screw-congress-as-sole-power-to-declare-war-we-ain't-gotta-tell-them-nothin' mindset is really, really disturbing. granted, congress still holds the power of the purse-strings, but they seem to have already given the military more than enough money for all kinds of goodies, so that's not much of a limit at the moment.

especially since the majority of congress apparently do not possess anything resembling a backbone, when it comes to standing up for little things like the Constitution.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
IT TURNS OUT SEAN HANNITY WAS SECRETLY MICHAEL COHEN'S CLIENT THE WHOLE TIME


oh my.

oh my my.

since cohen's specialty seems to be paying off potentially embarrassing mistresses...i mean....well, of _course_, i'm sure an upright citizen like sean hannity couldn't _possibly_ have a history of affairs with women.....i mean, certainly a prominent fox personality would never have inappropriate...um.

no, i'm totally sure that cohen, as a really truly lawyer, does all kinds of real, important legal work. or could. if he really wanted to.

think i need the giant family-sized bowl of popcorn for this one. not that i am looking forward to hannity crashing to earth under the pressure of a sex scandal AT ALL.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First reaction from Hannity:
https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/985970632201564161
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Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.


Later, from Fox publicist:
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-04-16-18/h_4adbc7b4fb42d98de2b559651038c3f0
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What Sean Hannity's publicist just told Fox News

Fox News' Shepard Smith just reported that a Fox News publicist representing Fox News host Sean Hannity said Hannity and Michael Cohen "have been friends a long time, he never denied that he was his lawyer, that he did some legal work for him along the way, and that's the extent of that."



Getting mixed signals, here. Was he a client, or wasn't he? Sounds like he tried the classic denial approach until someone told him it would mean there's no privilege that way.
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