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Topic: SWAMP DRAINING?
Posted By: Technophobe
Subject: SWAMP DRAINING?
Date Posted: September 30 2017 at 2:32pm

This little gem comes from a journalist on the heavily pro-Republican Fox news. So no one try to say it is automatically anti-Trump.  


It goes part-way to explaining why Trump won the election. 
 

But, more importantly, it explains what Trump needs to do to preserve that support.


Perhaps, we here can update this thread periodically then look back at the end of his current term and see how well he has done.

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http://video.foxnews.com/v/5593516498001/hhs-secretary-tom-price-resigns-over-private-plane-trips" rel="nofollow - HHS Secretary Tom Price resigns over private plane trips

Health and Human Services secretary exits administration amid controversy; John Roberts has details from the White House.

Now that HHS Secretary Tom Price has resigned over his abuse of chartered flights and the taxpayers who funded them, it's helpful both to have some perspective and to see this as a microcosm of why the 2016 election happened.

While it is truly hard to fathom what Price, a smart guy and successful physician, was thinking in charging taxpayers over $1 million on flights since May alone, let’s be honest: His behavior was just the latest example of the longstanding D.C. tradition of taxpayer dollars being abused by "public servants." These abuses have been perpetrated by both Republican and Democrat administrations and members of Congress (Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s ongoing federal corruption trial is evidence of that).

What's more painful is the blatant hypocrisy of Price's actions. Not too long ago, then-Congressman Price was calling out Democrats for their use of private jets, calling it yet "another example of fiscal irresponsibility run amok in Congress right now."Price’s apparent laissez-faire attitude at the taxpayers' trough is why the American working class has lost faith in and despises Washington, D.C., and is why many Americans no longer trust their institutions. This is why 2016 happened. This is why people rallied around the idea of "draining the swamp."

But I would put it a little differently: 2016 was really about the American working class waking up to the fact that our system of government -- supposedly of the people, by the people and for the people -- is not working to benefit them, but rather a small ruling class made up of Republicans, Democrats, and their special interest cronies and corrupt consultants.

As this system devolves, the outcome will be despotism -- smiling statism or velvet despotism, but despotism nonetheless. Many of us pay taxes at a rate exceeding 50 percent when federal, state, local, food and gas taxes are combined. Yet many in Washington, D.C. have a mindset of "separate but equal," in which they feel more entitled and more enlightened than the great unwashed masses out in the hinterlands who fund their pay and egregious behavior.

Some years ago, I wrote about  https://redstate.dev.townhallcloud.net/nedryun/2012/06/13/american-royalty/" rel="nofollow - the ruling class as "American Royalty ," and it still holds true today. The behavior of Price and many others adds insult to injury by using the working class' hard-earned money to live a lifestyle many of them could never afford. We understand that in just associations, in civilized society, there are taxes to be paid for security and infrastructure and other limited government services. But we fund our government to advocate and protect the rights of the American people, not for government workers to advance their own narrow interests. Government work is supposed to be about service, not living the lifestyle of the rich and famous on taxpayer dollars.

Donald Trump ran on draining the swamp, on rejecting the status quo and business as usual. While I presume Price was given the choice to either resign or be fired, I would tell the president this: Tom Price’s (presumably forced) resignation does not guarantee future change. Price’s behavior is merely a symptom of "Swamp Disease."

What Trump must immediately do, through an Executive Order, is lay down stronger guidelines, standards and practices as to how his Executive Branch and Cabinet members spend taxpayer dollars and government resources. This will not only set the tone for this administration, but will help change the behavior of future administrations. There will be hell to pay for any president who might revoke that order.

In the end, we want public servants, not elected officials, and there is a massive difference between the two. So Mr. President, don’t just address the symptoms of "Swamp Disease." Cure the disease.

Ned Ryun is the Founder and CEO of American Majority, a national grassroots organization. Learn more at


Source:    http:///www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/09/29/mr-trump-dont-just-address-symptoms-cure-swamp-disease.html" rel="nofollow - http:///www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/09/29/mr-trump-dont-just-address-symptoms-cure-swamp-disease.html



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Absence of proof is not proof of absence.



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Posted By: jacksdad
Date Posted: September 30 2017 at 3:06pm
The ironic thing about the firing, sorry, the "resignation" of Tom Price is that Trump was upset about how much he'd spent on flights during his tenure. Yet Trump likely spends many times that amount every single weekend he's away from the White House at one of his resorts. Thirty plus weekends since he took office means a lot more taxpayer money wasted than the $500,000 Price allegedly spent.

Did I dream about Trump pledging not to leave the White House or play golf because he'd be so busy?









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"Buy it cheap. Stack it deep"
"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: October 02 2017 at 7:47pm
filed under "Ya Just Can't Make This Stuff Up"

White House Officials Now Aware of Third Private Email Account Kept by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/10/02/white-house-officials-now-aware-third-private-email-account-kept-jared-kushner-ivanka-trump/

hypocrisy=a Trump family tradition

"LOCK HER UP "   "LOCK HER UP"     "LOCK HER UP"

maybe Ivanka and Hillary can share a cell together LOL


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: October 27 2017 at 8:45am
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/27/1710275/-That-300-million-no-bid-contract-for-Puerto-Rico-forbids-any-government-audit-or-review" rel="nofollow - That $300 million

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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: November 07 2017 at 8:09am
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/7/1713441/-Bombshell-Forbes-investigation-Commerce-Secretary-Wilbur-Ross-lied-about-being-a-billionaire" rel="nofollow - Bombshell Forbes investigation: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied about being a billionaire

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/7/1713441/-Bombshell-Forbes-investigation-Commerce-Secretary-Wilbur-Ross-lied-about-being-a-billionaire

liar LIAR pants on fire LOL

another great choice by TrumpLOL


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: November 09 2017 at 2:19pm

Trump’s CIA director is distorting intelligence to help his boss


https://www.vox.com/world/2017/11/9/16620648/pompeo-cia-trump-russia

On October 19, CIA Director Mike Pompeo https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3768&v=G17W1J19TM4" rel="nofollow - took the stage at a prominent Washington think tank — and promptly told a lie


aren't ya glad that things in DC are oh so very different now ?  LOL




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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: November 15 2017 at 4:07pm

Senate Confirms Former Mine Executive To Be In Charge Of Mine Safety

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-confirms-david-zatezalo-mine-safety_us_5a0ca41ce4b0c0b2f2f771cb?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


wonder how all those coal miners who so foolishly supported Trump are feeling about now ?

betrayed maybe ???




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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: November 18 2017 at 4:35am
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/17/1716311/-Trump-s-health-secretary-pick-helped-raise-insulin-prices-325-percent" rel="nofollow - Trump's health secretary pick helped raise insulin prices 325 percent

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/17/1716311/-Trump-s-health-secretary-pick-helped-raise-insulin-prices-325-percent

how much more evidence do Trump supporters need to realize that they were played for fools?

just let me know
I'll post it because God knows there is a TON of it out there


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: November 18 2017 at 7:41am
Their own demise, Satori.  It has become obvious, to me at least, that they (Trump's rich supporters) do not give a **** what happens to anyone else and the rest of his voters spring from the few poor folk too stupid to see the facts and easily programable by the bull**** who, therfore, support him whatever he does - as Fox News and his own tweets say he is infallable, incorruptable and probably the "Second coming".

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Absence of proof is not proof of absence.


Posted By: jacksdad
Date Posted: November 18 2017 at 9:30am
Amen to that, Techno. I'm still shaking my head at the audacity of the GOP in pushing through a "middle class tax bill" which punishes teachers who are forced to buy their own school supplies, yet gives tax breaks to owners of private jets and golf courses. 




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"Buy it cheap. Stack it deep"
"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: November 19 2017 at 2:14pm
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/19/1716106/-Please-Secretary-Zinke-just-steal-our-money-Not-our-lands" rel="nofollow - Please, Secretary Zinke: just steal our money. Not our lands.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/19/1716106/-Please-Secretary-Zinke-just-steal-our-money-Not-our-lands

Between 1998 and 1999, Ryan Zinke, then a Navy SEAL Team 6 officer, traveled to and from his home in Montana and billed the Department of Defense for his travel expenses. https://theintercept.com/2016/12/20/trumps-pick-for-interior-secretary-was-caught-in-pattern-of-fraud-at-seal-team-6/" rel="nofollow - According to a report last year by Mathew Cole of The Intercept:

Two SEAL officers investigated Zinke’s records and discovered a yearslong “pattern of travel fraud,” according to two of the sources. When confronted about the trips, Zinke acknowledged that he spent the time repairing and restoring a home in Whitefish, Montana, and visiting his mother, according to two retired SEAL Team 6 leaders. The future lawmaker eventually told SEAL leaders that the Montana house was where he intended to live after he retired from the Navy.

After he was warned, he continued the same behavior until he was kicked off the team. That was a light—very light—punishment for his behavior, which would have resulted in a court martial for any officer not in the high-profile SEAL Team 6. But he got away with reimbursing the government a measly $211 for a single trip, and accepting that commander would be his terminal grade.


swamp drainin' is haaarrrrrdddddd work

but Trump hasnt busted a sweat

because he hasn't done ANY swamp draining

the evidence shows quite the opposite



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: carbon20
Date Posted: November 19 2017 at 4:34pm
Getting a tax break on your private plane is a RIGHT,

Universal health care for your OWN people isn't,just love the way some people are so selfish,GOD BLESS AMERICA....and the rich especially

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12 Monkeys...............
1995 ‧ Science fiction film/Thriller ‧ 2h 11m a must for AFT


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: November 28 2017 at 1:23pm
and the swamp just got a foot deeper

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/28/1719255/-Wilbur-Ross-Is-Doing-Business-With-Vladimir-Putin-s-Son-In-Law-Conflict-Of-Interest-Enough-For-You" rel="nofollow - Wilbur Ross Is Doing Business With Vladimir Putin's Son In Law; Conflict Of Interest Enough For You?

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/28/1719255/-Wilbur-Ross-Is-Doing-Business-With-Vladimir-Putin-s-Son-In-Law-Conflict-Of-Interest-Enough-For-You

kinda funny in a very sad sort of way that some AMuRIkANs actually fell for Trumps sales pitch


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: December 28 2017 at 4:03pm
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/28/1728237/-Banking-exec-who-got-a-lifetime-ban-from-ever-working-in-banking-again-was-hired-for-a-top-EPA-job" rel="nofollow - Banking exec who got a lifetime ban from ever working in banking again was hired for a top EPA job

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/28/1728237/-Banking-exec-who-got-a-lifetime-ban-from-ever-working-in-banking-again-was-hired-for-a-top-EPA-job

SUCKERS !!!

at this point the Trump Swamp is about as deep as the Mariana's Trench


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: arirish
Date Posted: December 28 2017 at 10:36pm
These people are very, very vindictive! If you look at everything they've done, it is all aimed at hurting the people who did not support "them" and helping the people who did! Who tries to take health insurance away from the poor, and gives tax breaks to the richest of a country while raising taxes on the poor, who tries to send young men and women that were brought here as children, who've gone to school here, graduated college here, paid taxes here, started businesses here and want nothing more than to be good U.S, citizens back to a country they've never known? Who if they don't outright support, at least idly standby and don't speak out about hate speach, white supremacy, neo-nazi's, hate of Jews, Muslims, Hispanics, Blacks, and anyone else who doesn't espouse their beliefs? The answer is obvious and this must be stopped! This is not the country my family has always fought and died for, it's a country they would have fought and died against! God help us all if we too stand idly by!

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Buy more ammo!


Posted By: arirish
Date Posted: December 28 2017 at 10:41pm
PS
Techno - I can't believe you said **** and bull****! I thought this was a family forum!

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Buy more ammo!


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: December 29 2017 at 3:31am
My apologies Arirish.  That ****** man just makes me so ******* mad!!!  Angry  LOLWink


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Absence of proof is not proof of absence.


Posted By: arirish
Date Posted: December 29 2017 at 3:32pm


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Buy more ammo!


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: January 02 2018 at 1:35pm
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/2/1729212/-Amidst-raging-wildfires-Interior-Secretary-used-wildfire-preparedness-funds-for-private-flights" rel="nofollow - Amidst raging wildfires, Interior Secretary used wildfire preparedness funds for private flights

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/2/1729212/-Amidst-raging-wildfires-Interior-Secretary-used-wildfire-preparedness-funds-for-private-flights

"draining the swamp " ???

LOL !!!!!!!LOL

the Trump administration is the very definition of THE SWAMP


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: January 09 2018 at 8:06pm

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/how-a-coal-baron%e2%80%99s-wish-list-became-president-trump%e2%80%99s-to-do-list/ar-BBIb9Px?li=BBnb7Kz


business as USUAL in D.C.

swamp draining or Trump literally bought and paid for ???



SUCKERS

understand NOW ???



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: January 10 2018 at 6:21pm

Trump Administration Mysteriously Grants Lucrative Waiver to Bank That President Owes Millions

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-administration-mysteriously-grants-lucrative-waiver-bank-president-owes


TRUMP IS THE SWAMP




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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: February 27 2018 at 6:55pm

After Saying He’d ‘Monitor Every Penny,’ Ben Carson’s Office Spent $31,000 On Dining Set

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ben-carson-dining-set_us_5a95eceae4b07dffeb6d5b9a


hey

swamp drainin' is VERY expensiveLOL


I  have to give it to Trump and associates


BIGGEST CON JOB EVERrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: February 28 2018 at 6:17am

WOW: Ben Carson’s HUD Department Under Investigation for Budget-Busting Redecoration Bill


https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2018/02/28/wow-ben-carsons-hud-department-investigation-budget-busting-redecoration-bill/


now spendthrift Carson is under investigation and he got rid of the whistleblower who exposed his corruption


"I’d ask, what role is his wife playing, and does she know the rules?

Another part of the NYT report says that she was informed that approval was needed to exceed $5,000 and that she remarked that you couldn’t buy a decent chair for $5,000."


ANYBODY here got ANY $5000  chairs in THEIR house ???????


Trump and company=BIGGEST CON JOB EVERrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............................



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: February 28 2018 at 8:20am
WOW
IT JUST NEVER STOPS WITH TRUMP

Trump’s New Campaign Head Linked To Company With Fraud Scandal Past: Report

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brad-parscale-cloud-commerce-ties_us_5a960153e4b0e6a523026b6d



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: March 07 2018 at 10:45am

What We Found in Trump’s Drained Swamp: Hundreds of Ex-Lobbyists and D.C. Insiders

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/what-we-found-in-trump%e2%80%99s-drained-swamp-hundreds-of-ex-lobbyists-and-dc-insiders/ar-BBJZ2A2?li=BBnb7Kz



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: March 13 2018 at 6:48pm
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/13/1748749/-Judge-Tells-Manafort-You-could-die-in-jail" rel="nofollow - Judge Tells Manafort, "You could die in jail."

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/13/1748749/-Judge-Tells-Manafort-You-could-die-in-jail

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis, who recommended that Manafort be kept on “24-hour-a-day lockdown” at his residence in Alexandria, Virginia

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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: March 13 2018 at 7:50pm

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/03/another-trump-white-house-firing-john" rel="nofollow - Another Trump White House Firing: John McEntee Over Alleged 'Financial Crimes'

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/03/another-trump-white-house-firing-john


yeah

cause' Trump "ONLY HIRES THE BEST PEOPLE" LOL



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: March 14 2018 at 7:57am
it just NEVER stops with the CORRUPT Trump administration

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/14/1748912/-Emails-show-Ben-Carson-and-his-wife-chose-the-31-000-dining-set-he-denied-knowing-about" rel="nofollow - Emails show Ben Carson and his wife chose the $31,000 dining set he denied knowing about

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/14/1748912/-Emails-show-Ben-Carson-and-his-wife-chose-the-31-000-dining-set-he-denied-knowing-about

Ben Carson =liar LIAR yer pants on on fire !!!

at this point Trump has filled the first swamp
he's getting started on the second oneLOL


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: March 15 2018 at 6:49pm
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/15/1749305/-Treasury-Secretary-Mnuchin-blew-an-astonishing-1-million-in-taxpayer-money-on-only-seven-flights" rel="nofollow - Treasury Secretary Mnuchin blew an astonishing $1 million in taxpayer money on only seven flights
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/15/1749305/-Treasury-Secretary-Mnuchin-blew-an-astonishing-1-million-in-taxpayer-money-on-only-seven-flights

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/15/1749039/-The-genius-Larry-Kudlow-during-the-2007-financial-catastrophe-There-s-no-recession-coming" rel="nofollow - The genius Larry Kudlow during the 2007 financial catastrophe: 'There's no recession coming.'
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/15/1749039/-The-genius-Larry-Kudlow-during-the-2007-financial-catastrophe-There-s-no-recession-coming


LOL !!! ANOTHER great pic by the Dumb Donald who soils the White House

Kudlow is a dumb as they come,a stopped clock is right twice a day,Kudlow can't even manage thatLOL

even I saw the 2008 crash coming and prepared myself for it


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: March 21 2018 at 3:00pm

FBI deputy fired by Sessions was leading criminal probe into Sessions

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fbi-deputy-fired-by-sessions-was-leading-criminal-probe-into-sessions/ar-BBKxwJu?li=BBnb7Kz


the Trump administration is synonymous with CORRUPTION



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: March 21 2018 at 9:52pm
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/21/1751054/-Donald-Trump-Jr-Pushed-A-Blatantly-Illegal-Project-In-India-and-That-s-The-Tip-Of-The-Iceberg" rel="nofollow - Donald Trump Jr. Pushed A 'Blatantly Illegal' Project In India and That's The Tip Of The Iceberg

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/21/1751054/-Donald-Trump-Jr-Pushed-A-Blatantly-Illegal-Project-In-India-and-That-s-The-Tip-Of-The-Iceberg

golly gee whiz
what a big surprise this is LOL


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: carbon20
Date Posted: March 23 2018 at 3:00pm

According to old Donald Trump tweets, John Bolton shouldn't be US National Security Adviser

By  http://www.abc.net.au/news/anne-barker/166870" rel="nofollow - Anne Barker

Updated about an hour ago

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/john-bolton-at-cpac/9580156" rel="nofollow">A man in a dark suit waves to a crowd while walking towards a lectern. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/john-bolton-at-cpac/9580156" rel="nofollow -
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/donald-trumps-pick-john-bolton-on-north-korea,-russia-and-iran/9579122" rel="nofollow - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/trump-replaces-hr-mcmaster-with-former-un-ambassador-bolton/9578786" rel="nofollow - John Bolton's appointment as US National Security Adviser should have been impossible, if Donald Trump's tweets were set in stone.

In 2013 — long before he was a presidential candidate — Mr Trump tweeted that "all former Bush administration officials should have zero standing on Syria. Iraq was a waste of blood and treasure."

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375705302382817281" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump" rel="nofollow">Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

All former Bush administration officials should have zero standing on Syria. Iraq was a waste of blood & treasure.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375705302382817281" rel="nofollow - 3:41 AM - Sep 6, 2013
  • https://twitter.com/intent/like?tweet_id=375705302382817281" rel="nofollow -


Now, as one of those former officials, Mr Bolton is set to become the top US authority on national security.

Not only will he influence US policy in Syria and Iraq, but more immediately and more worryingly, his appointment signals a much tougher US stance against Iran and North Korea.

Even by Bush administration standards he was tough, variously described as a "hawk's hawk" and the most "hawkish of hawks" in Washington.

Mr Bolton is known for his support of using military force against the two rogue states.

As the then-top arms control official, he was a staunch advocate of the 2003 war in Iraq and supported the aggressive use of American power in foreign policy.

NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett says John Bolton is "controversial even in Republican circles."

"He is among the most hawkish of neoconservative hawks," Mr Bennett says.

"He was part of the Bush-Cheney crew that claimed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

"He's also a leading hawkish voice on North Korea."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/john-bolton-at-the-un/9580154" rel="nofollow">An image from 2006 of John Bolton sitting as his desk raising his hand to vote at the UN Headquarters http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/john-bolton-at-the-un/9580154" rel="nofollow - - US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton raises his hand to vote against a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel's recent attacks in Gaza at the UN headquarters in New York November 11, 2006. 

Risks of war with Iran, North Korea now 'significantly greater'

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says John Bolton is not just a hawk. He's a "pterosaur."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/donald-trumps-pick-john-bolton-on-north-korea,-russia-and-iran/9579122" rel="nofollow - Bolton's views on war

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/donald-trumps-pick-john-bolton-on-north-korea,-russia-and-iran/9579122" rel="nofollow">
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/donald-trumps-pick-john-bolton-on-north-korea,-russia-and-iran/9579122" rel="nofollow - John Bolton tweets his views on North Korea, Russia and Iran. What can we expect from the new US National Security Adviser?

"The risks of a war with Iran or North Korea are now significantly greater than they were this morning," he says.

As a regular media commentator Mr Bolton has advocated hardline positions on stopping Pyongyang from developing and using nuclear weapons against the US.

He was once removed from a US delegation taking part in six-party talks on North Korea after he called then-leader Kim Jong-il a "tyrannical dictator" who ran a country where "life is hell".

The North Korean government responded to his exclusion by saying "such a human scum and bloodsucker is not entitled to take part in the talks."

Mr Bolton has also advocated getting rid of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a pact that Mr Trump has opposed.

His appointment as Mr Trump's third national security adviser continues a recent trend towards more hawkish advisers likely to support the President's foreign policy views.

And it comes at a crucial time for the Trump administration, as it prepares to make key decisions on both North Korea and Iran.

Mr Bolton is likely to add a harder edge to the upcoming talks between Mr Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

Earlier this year he appeared to oppose such talks happening at all.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/zoe-daniel-the-new-world-order-under-donald-trump/9579492" rel="nofollow - Trump's tariffs and tweets

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/zoe-daniel-the-new-world-order-under-donald-trump/9579492" rel="nofollow - Remember what it was like when previous US presidents didn't communicate via Twitter? Welcome to Trump's new world order

"If we pay heed to the lessons of history, talking to North Korea would be fruitless," Mr Bolton tweeted in February.

But he shares Donald Trump's views on the 2015 deal to rein in Iran's nuclear ambitions. In January, Bolton described the deal as a "strategic mistake."

"This deal needs to be abrogated and America must craft a new reality that reflects the actions of the Iranian regime," he wrote.

Mr Bolton also supports Mr Trump's controversial decision to open a US embassy in Jerusalem, despite condemnation from Palestinians and world leaders.

But not all of Mr Bolton's views coincide with those of the President.

Donald Trump has repeatedly said the US war in Iraq was a mistake.

And on Russia, the new National Security Adviser has long voiced hardline views against Moscow, which could sit at odds with a President who openly admires Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Conservative hardliners have praised Mr Bolton for his tough stance on foreign policy but he is also seen as one of the most divisive figures in conservative circles.

https://twitter.com/VP/status/976970791693713408" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/VP" rel="nofollow">Vice President Mike Pence@VP

Congratulations to new National Security Advisor John Bolton. https://twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton" rel="nofollow - - @ - AmbJohnBolton is a highly respected American patriot who will bring decades of experience to our national security team. With him as Nat Sec Adv, https://twitter.com/POTUS" rel="nofollow - - @ - POTUS will continue to keep America strong and secure.

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In 2005 he was appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations, despite being one of the UN's fiercest critics.

Back in 1994 he was quoted saying the US was the world's "only real power."

"The Secretariat building in New York has 38 storeys. If it lost 10 storeys, it wouldn't make a bit of difference," he said.

Mr Bolton was forced to resign from the UN job the following year after Democrats refused to support his nomination in the Senate.

He has shown similar disdain for other multilateral institutions, including the International Criminal Court.

A divisive appointment

The US Vice President Mike Pence has described Bolton as a "highly respected American patriot."

"With him as Nat Sec Adv, @POTUS will continue to keep America strong and secure."

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375705302382817281" rel="nofollow - Mar 23, 2018
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump" rel="nofollow">Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

All former Bush administration officials should have zero standing on Syria. Iraq was a waste of blood & treasure.

https://twitter.com/VZWilson/status/976999634991108096" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/VZWilson" rel="nofollow">VZ Wilson@VZWilson

You just hired someone who is likely to start another wasteful war!

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Republican Senator Marco Rubio says Mr Bolton is "an excellent choice who will do a great job."

But critics on the other side of politics have slammed the appointment.

Democratic senator Bernie Sanders describes Mr Bolton as "too extreme to be confirmed as UN ambassador in 2005 and is absolutely the wrong person to be national security adviser now."

Fellow Democrat Betty McCollum tweeted that Mr Bolton was a "discredited architect of the Iraq War" and his "appointment puts our national security at risk."

Ordinary Americans too have derided President Trump's announcement.

Many have referenced his 2013 tweet opposing the appointment of any former Bush administration officials.

"Too bad DT doesn't agree with DT anymore," tweeted one.

"You just hired someone who is likely to start another wasteful war!," tweeted another.

"There really is a tweet for every occasion," said a third.



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12 Monkeys...............
1995 ‧ Science fiction film/Thriller ‧ 2h 11m a must for AFT


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: March 23 2018 at 3:45pm
He had better tuck his elbows in; that revolving door is spinning awful fast.


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Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: March 27 2018 at 7:49pm

Ryan Zinke carefully choreographed decision to remove Florida from offshore drilling plan

https://thinkprogress.org/ryan-zinke-plots-with-florida-governor-offshore-drilling-2366d34ccbb7/


more swamp draining Trump styleLOL

the whole thing was a well choreographed fake and a fraud perpetuated on the public


yeah

things are real different with Trump in officeLOL



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: April 25 2018 at 8:15pm

Top Trump Fundraiser Caught Working for Assad Ally


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/top-trump-fundraiser-caught-working-for-assad-ally/ar-AAwlBaU?li=BBnbcA1


swamp drainin' is haaaaarrrrrd werk LOL


Trump will go down in history as THE BIGGEST CON MAN EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: arirish
Date Posted: April 26 2018 at 3:41pm
The GOP's new motto: It may look bad but it's not illegal!

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Buy more ammo!


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: April 27 2018 at 6:14am
Clap LOLClap LOLClap LOLClap LOLClap LOLClap LOLClap LOLClap LOL

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Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: May 01 2018 at 6:55pm

EPA Aide On Toxic Cleanups Resigns Amid Scott Pruitt Scandals

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/albert-kelly-epa-resign_us_5ae88371e4b04aa23f273104

Albert Kelly was appointed to the position last year after being banned for life from the banking industry.


at this point swamp water is creeping into the Oval Office


"drain the swamp " ???




Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: May 03 2018 at 10:48am
this is a perfect example of "the swamp"
a PERFECT example

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/3/1761678/-DOJ-Believes-lawmakers-using-oversight-authority-to-feed-Investigation-info-to-Trump" rel="nofollow - DOJ Believes GOP Congressmen using oversight authority to feed Investigation info to Trump

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/3/1761678/-DOJ-Believes-lawmakers-using-oversight-authority-to-feed-Investigation-info-to-Trump

yeah
things are sooooooo much different now that Trump is in office


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 8:15am

After China gives Trump project half-billion dollars, he cancels ZTE sanctions

https://www.redstate.com/diary/stridentconservative/2018/05/15/china-gives-trump-project-half-billion-dollars-cancels-zte-sanctions/


there is now a SEVERE Kool Aid shortage in the US

Trump supporters are drinking it by the millions of gallons EVERY day nowLOL



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Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 8:46am
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/15/1764338/-Scott-Pruitt-s-biggest-lie-blown-wide-open-He-requested-24-7-security-on-his-very-first-day" rel="nofollow - Scott Pruitt's biggest lie blown wide open: He requested 24/7 security on his very first day

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/15/1764338/-Scott-Pruitt-s-biggest-lie-blown-wide-open-He-requested-24-7-security-on-his-very-first-day

Scott Pruitt has one all-purpose excuse for his first-class flights, his 20-man security team, his taking over an entire floor of the EPA building, and his hiding of many facets of his schedule and activities: Threats. He’s claimed that he was subject to threats that were so bad, so “unprecedented” that it justified surrounding the EPA administrator with $3 million in personal security, taking military jets across the country, first-class flights around the world, and in every way making sure he never has to associate with the people who are paying his bills.

Every last word of it has turned out to be a lie.

  • The letter Pruitt showed to Congress, supposedly proving that the inspector general ordered up his special security precautions, was https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/1/1761157/-EPA-Administrator-Scott-Pruitt-bold-faced-lied-to-Congress-forged-resignation-document" rel="nofollow - nothing of the sort . 
  • The “threats” that Pruitt actually accumulated over the last year were not even a handful—and https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/8/1762794/-Scott-Pruitt-spent-3-million-on-security-over-three-threats-one-a-drawing-of-mustache-over-his-pic" rel="nofollow - were so ridiculous , they wouldn’t have frightened a nervous child. 
  • To keep hiding the fact that there are no genuine threats, Pruitt has https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4/10/1755999/-EPA-sacks-staffer-who-issued-report-showing-there-are-no-credible-threats-against-Scott-Pruitt" rel="nofollow - forced out employees who dared to challenge his “unprecedented threat” narrative.

And now it’s absolutely clear: No one demanded Pruitt’s kid-glove treatment except Pruitt, and he made that demand from the moment he came in the door. In response to a letter sent by Democratic Senators Sheldon WhiteHouse and Thomas Carper, the inspector general gave the actual timing of Pruitt’s security and the actual origin of the request:


Every last word of it has turned out to be a lie.


is there even one single decent honest person in the Trump Cabinet ???


a fish rots from the head down




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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 9:17am
I think you answered your own question there, Satori - with the last statement. 

I wondered what it was I could smell.


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Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: May 16 2018 at 4:11pm

Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/bannon-cambridge-analytica-planned-suppression-223007334.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/bannon-cambridge-analytica-planned-suppression-223007334.html


and what relationship did Bannon have with Trump ???

draining the swamp ???


LOL !!!




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Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: May 22 2018 at 6:23am

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/05/president-and-pedophile" rel="nofollow - The 'President' And The Pedophile

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/05/president-and-pedophile

Trump "family values" ???LOL

Make AMuRiKa greaaaaat agin Dead



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: June 01 2018 at 1:46pm

EPA’s Pruitt spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens from Washington jewelry store

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/33b8b32e-9b24-38b8-bb53-ee7116916094/ss_epa%E2%80%99s-pruitt-spent-%241%2C560-on.html

remember kids

MAGA!!!LOL



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: June 01 2018 at 2:55pm
OOOH! Customised fountain pens!  That is a great use of rescources!  "Swamp draining" at its best!

Dead


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Posted By: EdwinSm,
Date Posted: June 01 2018 at 10:48pm
At least with fountain pens you can use their suction mechanism to drain a little at a time Wacko


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: June 02 2018 at 4:57am
Which would work (slowly but that is ok - Rome was not built in a day) if industrial pumps were not pumping the other way!


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Absence of proof is not proof of absence.


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: June 07 2018 at 8:22am

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/06/state-dept-spox-cites-d-day-example-strong" rel="nofollow - State Dept. Spox Cites D-Day As Example Of 'Strong' Relationship With Germany


https://crooksandliars.com/2018/06/state-dept-spox-cites-d-day-example-strong

"Looking back in the history books, today is the 71st anniversary of the speech that announced the Marshall Plan. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany, and we have a strong relationship with the government of Germany," she said.

Does she really not know which side we were on? She worked for Fox, so it's possible.



LOL !!!LOL


teh stoopid

it burns LOL



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Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: June 13 2018 at 9:23am
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/13/1771625/-Rudy-Giuliani-s-soon-to-be-third-ex-wife-says-he-was-cheating-again-And-where-is-Rudy" rel="nofollow - Rudy Giuliani's - ex-wife says he was cheating ... again. And where is Rudy?

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/13/1771625/-Rudy-Giuliani-s-soon-to-be-third-ex-wife-says-he-was-cheating-again-And-where-is-Rudy


LOL !!!

yer known by the company you keep

ANOTHER sleazy slimeball Trump appointee


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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Satori
Date Posted: June 14 2018 at 8:55am
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/14/1771902/-New-York-state-sues-Trump-along-with-Ivanka-Eric-and-Junior-over-illegal-use-of-charity-funds" rel="nofollow - New York state sues Trump along with Ivanka, Eric and Junior, over illegal use of charity funds
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/14/1771902/-New-York-state-sues-Trump-along-with-Ivanka-Eric-and-Junior-over-illegal-use-of-charity-funds


LOL !!!

AmERiKaS First Family=grifters allLOL



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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” Gary Kasparov


Posted By: Technophobe
Date Posted: June 14 2018 at 9:25am
Charity funds!  How low can you sink?!


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Absence of proof is not proof of absence.


Posted By: jacksdad
Date Posted: June 14 2018 at 12:49pm
And when Daddy found out how much money the charity was pulling in at fundraisers held at his golf courses, he started to charge them. All heart.






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"Buy it cheap. Stack it deep"
"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.


Posted By: carbon20
Date Posted: June 14 2018 at 2:47pm

New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging 'extensive' lawbreaking

  • 3 hours ago
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Mr Trumps children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr were named in the lawsuitImage copyrightAFPImage captionMr Trump's children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr were named in the lawsuit

New York's attorney general is suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging "extensive and persistent" lawbreaking.

Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in "unlawful political co-ordination" designed to influence the 2016 election.

The lawsuit seeks to dissolve the foundation and $2.8m (£2.1m) in restitution.

The foundation denied the charges, calling them politically motivated.

The president hit back at the lawsuit on Twitter, saying that "sleazy New York Democrats" were "doing everything they can to sue me". He vowed he would not settle the case.

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The sleazy New York Democrats, and their now disgraced (and run out of town) A.G. Eric Schneiderman, are doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000. I won’t settle this case!...

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1007278788009480192" rel="nofollow - 11:09 PM - Jun 14, 2018
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The attorney general is also seeking to bar the president and three of his adult children, Donald Jr, Eric and Ivanka, from serving on the board of any New York-based charity, "in light of misconduct and total lack of oversight".

She has referred the case to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission, she says.

What is the state attorney general alleging?

Ms Underwood filed a petition at the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday, Mr Trump's 72nd birthday.

It accuses the foundation and its directors - Mr Trump and his three eldest children - of unlawfully co-ordinating with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated self-dealing transactions, and violating laws under which non-profit organisations must operate.

https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/attorney-general-underwood-announces-lawsuit-against-donald-j-trump-foundation-and-its" rel="nofollow - In a statement, Ms Underwood said  Mr Trump had illegally instructed the foundation to provide support to his presidential campaign by using the foundation's name and funds it raised to promote the campaign.

The petition also claims that Mr Trump used charitable assets to pay off legal obligations, to promote his own businesses and to purchase personal items, including a painting of himself.

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What have the Trump Foundation and the Trumps said?

The Trump Foundation issued a statement denying the charges and accusing the attorney general of holding its $1.7 million in remaining funds "hostage for political gain".

Ms Underwood is a Democrat.

The president described the suit as "ridiculous".

The younger Trumps have yet to comment publicly.

How did this come about?

The lawsuit announced on Thursday is the culmination of a two-year investigation, which began under the previous New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, Ms Underwood said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44035718" rel="nofollow - Mr Schneiderman resigned last month  after several former girlfriends accused him of physical abuse.

In October 2016  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37547094" rel="nofollow - Mr Schneiderman ordered the Trump Foundation to stop fundraising in New York , after finding it had no proper registration.

President-elect Trump  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38429496" rel="nofollow - vowed to shut the charitable foundation down in December 2016 , to avoid "even the appearance" of any conflict of interest.

The Trump Foundation lawsuit adds to Mr Trump's legal challenges, which include a wide-ranging special counsel investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted several of Mr Trump's associates and raided the home and office of the president's long-time lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen.

Read more

  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40693249" rel="nofollow - Could Trump pardon himself?
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  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44324545" rel="nofollow - The one Trump statistic that explains everything

'A new front opened up'

Anthony Zurcher, North America reporter

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has opened a new front in the ongoing criminal investigations into Donald Trump and his empire. Allegations of misdeeds connected to the Trump Foundation had swirled during the 2016 presidential elections, but the topic had been overshadowed during the early days of the Trump presidency. That may be about to change.

Administration officials, from the president on down, will certainly attempt to brand this as yet another politically motivated investigation of an ideological adversary - new witches but the same hunt.

Nevertheless, as New York Attorney General, Ms Underwood has significant investigatory and prosecutorial power, and if she starts looking into some of Mr Trump's more questionable charitable activities, there's no telling what she might turn up.

At the very least, it appears the Trump world's celebrations of former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's disgrace were a bit premature. Ms Underwood may not be as outspokenly anti-Trump as her predecessor, but she appears to be equally - or more - aggressive where it counts, in the courtroom.

What details emerged in the court filing?

Thursday's 41-page document filed with the NY Supreme Court spells out a range of alleged violations of laws concerning non-profit organisations, dating back more than a decade.

The investigation apparently found that the foundation was "little more than an empty shell that functions with no oversight by its board of directors". The board had not met since 1999, despite being legally required to meet annually, and did not oversee the foundation's activities "in any way", the document says.

Mr Trump, who has not contributed any personal funds to the foundation since 2008, was the sole signatory on the foundation's bank accounts and approved all of its grants.

Several pages of the document focus on a charity fundraiser for veterans in Iowa in January 2016, which Mr Trump chose to hold instead of taking part in a TV debate with other Republican presidential hopefuls ahead of the influential state's caucuses.

More than $2.8m was donated to the Trump Foundation at that event. The petition alleges that those funds raised from the public were used to promote Mr Trump's campaign for the presidency, in particular in the Iowa nominating caucuses.

The lawsuit also claims that the foundation paid $100,000 (£75,000) to settle legal claims against Mr Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort, $158,000 to settle claims against one of his golf clubs, and $10,000 to purchase a painting of Mr Trump to hang at another of his golf clubs.

The purchase of the painting was an example of one of "at least five self-dealing transactions" which violate tax regulations on non-profit charities, the statement said.

"As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a cheque book for payments from Mr Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose of legality," Ms Underwood said.

"This is not how private foundations should function."

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    Posted By: carbon20
    Date Posted: June 14 2018 at 3:00pm
    posted this ,its the same story as above ,but from the BBC ,just to show the Chump sicophants that its the WORLD watching Chump ,not just a bunch of Chump haters,

    Chump always looks a right idiot with that Stupid look he puts on when being photographed,and his sons with their weak chins ,look even more stupid...............

    they make me feel like i want to vomit..........

    compared to this Bunch Obama looks Saintly................

    just saying...........Wink


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    Posted By: Technophobe
    Date Posted: June 14 2018 at 3:59pm
    Yeah!  Then again, that is no compliment to Obama.  Old Nick would look good stood there.


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    Posted By: EdwinSm,
    Date Posted: June 14 2018 at 10:57pm
    Naw....all the charges are TRUMPED UP.


    BTW, why does Donald keep referring to himself as a witch (as in "its a witch hunt")?   That shouldn't go down with the religious part of his supporters.



    Posted By: Satori
    Date Posted: June 26 2018 at 4:05pm

    https://gizmodo.com/scott-pruitt-was-so-sloppy-telling-oil-execs-and-cronie-1827125183" rel="nofollow - Scott Pruitt Was So Sloppy Telling Oil Execs and Cronies He Could Get Them Hired, It's Embarrassing


    https://gizmodo.com/scott-pruitt-was-so-sloppy-telling-oil-execs-and-cronie-1827125183

    Trump's swamp is now about a mile and a half deep at this point
    with more to come no doubt

    "drain the swamp "   ?

    don't make me laugh


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    Posted By: Satori
    Date Posted: July 05 2018 at 12:57pm
    FINALLY.......

    the CORRUPT head of the EPA,Scott Pruitt RESIGNS

    too many scandals to count

    and this piece of swamp garbage was Trump's pick ???


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    Posted By: carbon20
    Date Posted: July 05 2018 at 2:42pm
    trouble is he didnt go soon enough, has cost you people millions of your dollars,

    and caused billions of dollars worth of damage to our  environment ,

    why because he is an uneducated FOOL when it comes to the environment as is anyone who does not believe  that we humans are killing this PLANET


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    Posted By: Satori
    Date Posted: July 05 2018 at 5:19pm

    Scott Pruitt's Really Creepy Resignation Letter Praises Trump — And Has Bizarre Religious Overtones

    https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/scott-pruitts-really-creepy-resignation-letter-praises-trump-and-has-bizarre" rel="nofollow - https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/scott-pruitts-really-creepy-resignation-letter-praises-trump-and-has-bizarre


    wow

    creepy religious nut job that is corrupt as he can be
    yet God put him in office ??????????


    mentally ill



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    Posted By: Satori
    Date Posted: July 08 2018 at 7:05am

    EPA Sitting On Warnings About Cancer-Causing Chemical: Report


    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/epa-suppressing-formaldehyde-health-assessment_us_5b4189e1e4b05127ccf2dd3d" rel="nofollow - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/epa-suppressing-formaldehyde-health-assessment_us_5b4189e1e4b05127ccf2dd3d

    God told Scott Pruitt to bury this report ???


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    Posted By: carbon20
    Date Posted: July 08 2018 at 2:35pm
    just the same as Lead in petrol, 

    they sat on that for YEARS and YEARS ,

    knowing that it caused Brain damage ........

    same as smoking.......................

    and how much damage did  that cause and is still causing..............

    all in the name of business................




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    Posted By: carbon20
    Date Posted: July 08 2018 at 2:41pm
    i'v known about Formaldehyde  for years , 

    if you buy new furniture you need to keep your windows open for a few weeks  so the fumes dissipate  into our atmosphere where they do untold damage Cry

    saves you getting cancer Smile...........

    stuffs the planetCry........

    that GOD MADEErmm !!!!!


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    Posted By: Satori
    Date Posted: July 09 2018 at 12:06pm
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/9/1779152/-More-Corruption-Wilbur-Ross-Made-Millions-From-Stocks-He-Lied-About-Divesting" rel="nofollow - More Corruption: Wilbur Ross Made Millions From Stocks He Lied About Divesting

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/9/1779152/-More-Corruption-Wilbur-Ross-Made-Millions-From-Stocks-He-Lied-About-Divesting

    but but but......
    it was all just a "misunderstanding" LOL


    can anyone name even one person in the Trump administration who is not corrupt as H&$%#@$% ???


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    Posted By: Satori
    Date Posted: July 10 2018 at 7:43am
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/10/1779373/-Kavanaugh-was-picked-before-Kennedy-left-everything-about-Trump-s-search-was-just-a-farce" rel="nofollow - Kavanaugh was picked before Kennedy left, everything about Trump's 'search' was just a farce

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/10/1779373/-Kavanaugh-was-picked-before-Kennedy-left-everything-about-Trump-s-search-was-just-a-farce

    oh yeah
    things are sooooooo  different in the DC swamp now Dead


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    Posted By: Satori
    Date Posted: July 10 2018 at 6:35pm

    Rick Santorum Turns On Trump: He 'Just Bowed To The Washington Elite'


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/rick-santorum-turns-trump-apos-073937514.html

    Santorum said the base was “turned off” by Kavanaugh, a D.C. insider who was part of President https://www.huffingtonpost.com/topic/george-w-bush" rel="nofollow - George W. Bush ’s legal team.  “He is from Washington. He is the establishment pick. He is the Bush pick,”


    Trump isn't the swamp

    he IS

    THE SWAMP



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    Posted By: Satori
    Date Posted: July 13 2018 at 1:05pm

    Pence family's failed gas stations cost taxpayers $20M+


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/pence-family-gas-stations-left-145445975.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.yahoo.com/news/pence-family-gas-stations-left-145445975.html

    hmmm
    do TRUE conservatives dump their mess off on the taxpayers and leave them holding the bag for
    tens of millions of dollars ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Trump administration=ROTTEN TO THE CORE


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