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Here we go.............

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May 19, 2017 11:20AM QuinnCat wrote:

Love the graphics! Oh Ruthbru - the leaks versus tax returns, says it all.

John Dean went to jail, but he testified against Nixon and the only one whose reputation survived....well, maybe the guy that became a minister, somewhat. Whatever happened to Haldemann? That actual ex-spy and burger became a Fox News celebrity, I guess. What a fate. I can't believe anyone would stay employed at the WH except for the SIL and daughter, at this point.

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May 19, 2017 12:14PM IllinoisLady wrote:

I agree totally about staying on at the White House. If you don't know by now how it will all play out you must be a masochist to stay hooked into Trump for anything. I'm really discouraged with those who voted for that Orange traitor. Beholden to no one but himself and that leaves every single person around him a candidate for the underside of a bus. So far, he hasn't 'given' Flynn the toss toward that big yellow object. Maybe Flynn is his ACE to play at the last minute. The royal schmoozing is almost over-done -- Trump saying once Flynn is cleared he wants to re-hire him back at the WH. My first thought was whoa --- are you Trump, sure you are going to be there.

Found it interesting that announcing new FBI director was put off. I don't think Trump wanted to add anything else for hot and heavy discussion while he was gone. As is, he is do deep in the shit show and s**t it is a wonder he can blink his eyes. I'm sure she won't, but if I was Melania, I'd bail too.


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May 19, 2017 01:30PM IllinoisLady wrote:

In addition to all the other woes:


Donald Trump Is a Job Killer He campaigned as an economic savior. So why is the president handing out pink slips? By Bryce Covert May 19, 2017

If there's any key to Donald Trump's electoral appeal, other than his sheer entertainment value, it's his pledge to be the biggest jobs president of all time. "I am going to bring your jobs back to America," he promised a Michigan crowd last October. "A Trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving America," he assured an audience in Florida the day before the election. "I will be the greatest jobs producer that God ever created," he boasted just before he was sworn in. All told, Trump has vowed to create an additional 25 million jobs within a decade.

Since taking office, however, Trump has done nothing concrete to put more Americans to work, beyond the deal he struck with air-conditioning giant Carrier to keep some 800 jobs from being outsourced to Mexico. Instead, he has moved in the exact opposite direction. On his third day in office, Trump instituted a hiring freeze across the federal government. And in April, declaring that there are "too many federal employees," Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, told agency heads to "begin taking immediate actions" to reduce the government's workforce dramatically. So far, God's greatest jobs producer is starting out his term by destroying them.

It's more than a little dissonant to hear a president who paid such lip service to job creation kick off his administration by calling for people to be fired. But Trump's attack on the federal workforce makes complete sense, given the overarching political goal laid out by his strategist Steve Bannon: the "deconstruction of the administrative state." What's more, the workers who will be most affected by Trump's staffing cuts are women and minorities—constituencies that make up the base of the Democratic Party. Trump, in essence, doesn't see public-sector jobs as real jobs. If they're not held by white, blue-collar men in hard hats, working on factory floors or construction sites, they don't appear to count.

Trump's hiring freeze was intended to reduce the size of the federal workforce through attrition, and that's just what it has done. Since January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the federal government has shed more than 8,400 jobs, in many cases due directly to the freeze. And while Trump lifted the freeze in April, federal agencies are now preparing to start firing employees and developing a long-term plan to slash the size of the federal government. "We think we could run the government more efficiently than the previous administration, and with fewer people," Mulvaney says. "This is a big part of draining the swamp."

The upcoming cuts will disproportionately hurt women and minorities, who have benefited from the government's commitment to fair practices in hiring and promotions. Roughly one in five black workers in America are currently employed by the government; they're 30 percent more likely than whites to hold such jobs. Women make up 60 percent of public-sector jobs, and black women make up more than 20 percent of the public-sector workforce, compared to less than 13 percent for white men. They also end up feeling the sharpest effects of layoffs: During the Great Recession, black workers, and especially black women, lost government jobs at a disproportionate rate.

Illustration by Dan Bejar

Trump's supporters, who are overwhelmingly white and male, are far more likely to hold jobs in the private sector. Manufacturing, one of his favorite industries, is nearly three-quarters male and 10 percent black. Construction is more than 90 percent male and less than 6 percent black. For Trump, it appears, these are the only jobs worth saving.

But even workers who wear hats that read MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN stand to lose out under Trump's plan to slash the federal government. As studies have repeatedly shown, fewer public servants means less consumer spending and lower tax revenues, which hurts the entire economy. Employing fewer teachers has been found to reduce children's future wages by billions of dollars. And gutting the federal workforce dampens job growth elsewhere: Between 2009 and 2012, one report shows, the failure to hire more government workers cost Americans some 500,000 jobs in the private sector.

It was never feasible that Trump would follow through on his pledge to resurrect American jobs all on his own. One-off deals like the one he struck with Carrier do nothing to alter the underlying forces of the U.S. economy. But Trump can single-handedly decimate employment among federal workers. Women and people of color who have found steady, middle-class jobs working for the American people are about to be handed a pink slip by the biggest jobs president of all time.

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May 19, 2017 02:15PM ChiSandy wrote:

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May 19, 2017 02:16PM - edited May 19, 2017 02:16PM by ErenTo

The most gracious President ever!

Trump Told Russians That Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation


WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved "great pressure" on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting.

"I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job," Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. "I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off."

Mr. Trump added, "I'm not under investigation."

The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau's investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.

The White House document that contained Mr. Trump's comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting. One official read quotations to The Times, and a second official confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion.

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, did not dispute the account.

In a statement, he said that Mr. Comey had put unnecessary pressure on the president's ability to conduct diplomacy with Russia on matters such as Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/tru...

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May 19, 2017 02:42PM WenchLori wrote:

HOLY SCHMOLY!! The firing of James Comey and refurring Comey as a "nut job" to the Russians?!?! I'm lost for words!

I'm loving all the memes and enjoying all the commentaries from everyone.

I feel bad for some of Trumpet's family, I wonder why they've dropped from view lately? Or am I just not paying close enough attention? I think Trumpet's children are a lot smarter than he is at least I hope so! Have they jumped ship? They must be so proud! They may be on FOX news but I don't and won't watch that channel. Poor Malania, how must she feel about being dragged into this huge muck bucket? I'm sure this isn't what she signed up for or does she know everything and still standing by her man? I'm happy to see they aren't taking Barron on this trip with them. He's such a handsome young man and I wish Malania would stop calling him "Little Donald" after his father. Barron is his own person even if he's only 10 years old. I know, she's a mom and she's standing by her man but Run! Malania! Run!

Sandy, I have a nephew who has Asperger Syndrome and he is an amazing computer genius. He has a way of talking to you without saying a word. I have no other way to explain it. He and I can sit for hours and chat very little but know what each other is thinking. I wish I could spend more time with him. Just being next to him makes me feel very alive.

I can't wait to see how deep Trumpet digs his grave deeper every day. He should reach China soon!


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May 19, 2017 02:56PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Sandy, the meme is great. I love the pee on Pence's shirt. Sure wish I could still do them ( memes ). Eren -- I have no words. So, the pressure is off and Trump is not under investigation. Really -- I wonder why he needs a lawyer then. I think he is still telling the great fairly tales he comes up with that he actually believes. And why did we need Mueller then ?? None of those people are as SANE as Trump -- how could they be??? Though I do not find it a laughing matter in any way, I will admit ( now I'm over the shock of the first reading ) I'll likely get some giggles when I think of some of Trump's interpretations. He is definitely a mental midget -- no offense to anyone.

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May 19, 2017 02:58PM - edited May 19, 2017 03:47PM by ChiSandy

Is Dolt45 afraid that if he takes Barron on the trip, when they get to the Vatican Melania & Barron will defect to Italy? Next country over from Slovenia..

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May 19, 2017 03:30PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

Ooh, is it the Kush? Intensity of probe accelerating... ThumbsUp

Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say

UThe law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-secu...


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May 19, 2017 03:41PM - edited May 19, 2017 03:42PM by SerenitySTAT

I would not want to be on AF1 right now.

Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the House of Representatives on Friday that the probe into Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election now includes a look at whether there was an effort to hide what took place.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-governmen...

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May 19, 2017 03:44PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

Need to post again.

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May 19, 2017 03:50PM ChiSandy wrote:

Reports are that top WH staff not related to DT by blood or marriage are fearing for their jobs: the Idiot-in-Chief wants to surround himself with his old familiar loyalist yes-men like Lewandowski, Manafort, Page and even Flynn (with whom he’s still in constant contact).

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May 19, 2017 04:58PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

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May 19, 2017 04:59PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Dan Rather · 58 mins ·

I have to remember to take a breath. Bam. Bam. Bam. Blockbuster developments hit the news cycle in rapid succession on an administration that many fear has been severely compromised, even while we hope it is not. Bam. Bam. Bam.

My head spins. My heart sinks. I do not know what the next moment will bring - let alone the next hour, day, week or heaven forbid month.

The latest bombshells from the last few hours rise to the level of screaming headlines worthy of a Hollywood scri...pt. President Trump apparently telling Russian officials that firing the FBI Director relieved "great pressure" on him - courtesy of the New York Times.

And then an even bigger development. "White House adviser close to Trump is a person of interest in Russia probe." Bam! From the Washington Post.

Thank God for the free press. The pressure mounts. The fantastic becomes the unbelieveable. The unbelieveable becomes the believable. The believable becomes old news. All within a matter of hours.

I have never seen a story of this nature move so fast. It reminds of a forest fire devouring dry timber. But what is burning is the very structure of our democracy. My hope is that it is such a raging inferno that even the most cynical members of Mr. Trump's party cannot ignore the flames. We are well past wondering whether the smoke suggests a fire.

It seems to only take a day or two, or sometimes just a few hours to get people identified and I hope the same holds true for the WH official close to Trump that is in the news just now. Was listening to an MSNBC segment and one of the people talking sounded just like a Repug. Had all the answers about how Trump and the WH staffers should behave. It could work wonderfully if you didn't have to include the orange man with the phone who watches all the news and goes into fits of apoplexy with his phone by his side. Don't talk about all this stuff --- forget yesterday and make this a new day and focus on the things you need to get done and ya-da, ya-da, ya-da. I'm thinking -- you don't know Trump very well or you'd know how ridiculous you sound. The law unto himself will never stop watching the news ( and likely even with the negative things he gets to SEE himself ) and forget even mentioning the phone. Not going to happen. That is his life, even if it is a piss-poor one.

I watched as Trump and Melania came off the helicopter to get on AF1. Didn't care for what FOTUS had on. A very tight sheath dress -- the bottom a dark orange and it looked almost like leather fabric. The top of the sheath was white --- and looked a little lop-sided. Oh well - not my problem. I also noticed Trump jerked her over from where she was standing -- like he knows how these things are supposed to be. I'd have peed myself if she had of reared back and gave him a good five to the eye. All I can say is I guess she loves money. I would not degrade myself for that piece of overripe lard with Kentucky Fried Chicken roaming through his veins.

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May 19, 2017 05:03PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Well Kushner kind of figures doesn't he??? His name came up before as having hob-nobbed around in some Russian dealings/territory. That is the thing about being around there ( the White House ) . You are painted with the same brush. The color is trouble.

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May 19, 2017 05:16PM - edited May 19, 2017 05:20PM by DivineMrsM

Ruth and Sandy, love those movie poster memes!

Ahhh....so Barron is Don's insurance that Melania won't bolt oversees but returns to the U.S. Makes sense.

Lori, welcome to the threadI I must say, around inauguration time I may have considered the idea that MelMel was someone who needed sympathy, but I moved past that when she became concerned that her "brand" was being ruined by reports she'd been an escort. Here is one article about it:

Melania Trump lawsuit says she planned to launch product line as first lady

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/3...

Came to realize she is just as mercenary as the rest of the Trump clan, whom I also don't feel sorry for, especially the three oldest kids. I do wonder why they've been out of the spotlight lately unless the media is too busy with all things Don to report on them. I do not get FOX or CNN and feel more sane without them!




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May 19, 2017 06:34PM QuinnCat wrote:

And this was disgusting too.

Melania Trump Supported Her Husband's Racist Birtherism Claims on TV

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May 19, 2017 06:42PM QuinnCat wrote:

Boris Ephshteyn is on Bill Maher tonite. Isn't he considered to be a Russian Spy, worked in the White House until his name started to be mentioned vis a vis Trump Russia and a college chum of Eric Trump?

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May 19, 2017 06:53PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Melania is disgusting to me. While it is snarky and has not that much bearing overall I still think it noteworthy that only one of Trump's wives was from the U.S. Tiffany's mother -- Marla Maples. Melania likes a little lime-light I think as it sounds like she had a fair share before Trump. She still is not adverse. I see her as someone who may be nearly un-recognizable w/o all the well placed for effect make-up and with maybe some corresponding wrinkles/crows feet etc. Not all that much different from a number of women who are naturally thin, if you take away the make-up and expensive wardrobe, and accent. I won't feel sorry for her if she has to go to the Federal lock-up to visit the big orange puff.

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May 19, 2017 07:07PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

Afraid of what will be uncovered?


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-muelle...

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May 19, 2017 07:27PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Well Serenity --- doesn't that just all go back to covering up -- by Repugs and by the W. House occupant who has always been so very quick to point out it is fake news and they have nothing to hide. So why keep pushing to squash anything and everything. If the said occupant is so eager to do right by the American people I'd say -- please get your ten yr. old mentality and lard ass out of the way and lets git-er done.

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May 19, 2017 07:32PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Deep doo-doo indeed:


You will be shocked and appalled to learn that Donald Trump said some stuff to some Russians that he probably shouldn't have.

Vox Sentences is written by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind.

TOP NEWS Comey's a nut! He's crazy in the coconut. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS via Getty Images
  • It's late on a weekday, and that means there's a lot more Trump/Russia news, my friends.
  • First up: The New York Times reports that President Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (to whom he also famously leaked classified intel about ISIS), "I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I face great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off." [NYT / Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman, and Matthew Rosenberg]
  • Good times. White House press secretary Sean Spicer responded to the scoop in a statement: "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia." That's a pretty startling statement, given that it explicitly explains the decision to fire Comey in terms of the Russia investigation, which just last week the White House was denying had anything to do with the firing. [Ben Jacobs]
  • Meanwhile, the Washington Post is reporting that a current senior White House adviser is a person of interest in the FBI's investigation into coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. [Washington Post / Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky]
  • The Post didn't specify who this person is, but speculation immediately turned to Jared Kushner, who failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials in his security clearance paperwork. [NYT / Jo Becker and Matthew Rosenberg]
  • Yashar Ali, a freelance reporter, claims to have confirmed that the report is about Kushner. He said this in a tweet, though, without an accompanying story clarifying the sourcing, so take it with a grain or two of salt. [Yashar Ali]
  • Another sign it might be Kushner: Apparently the White House is considering invoking an obscure ethics rule that would bar special prosecutor Robert Mueller from investigating clients of his firm (WilmerHale). Those clients include Paul Manafort and … Jared Kushner. [Reuters / Julia Edwards Ainsley]
  • In interpreting this, keep in mind that "person of interest" has no specific legal meaning and doesn't necessarily mean "suspect." This doesn't mean Jared Kushner or anybody else is about to be indicted, or suspected of criminal misconduct. But it's, uh, not good. [Vox / Zack Beauchamp]
  • Nor is Trump telling Russians how nice it is to have this Comey jerk off his back. Indeed, it seems to suggest a bigger problem with Trump's personal communication style. One White House source told CNN, "It can be difficult to advise the President effectively given his seemingly short attention span and propensity to be easily distracted. You can't say what not to say, because that will then be one of the first things he'll say." [CNN / Jake Tapper]
  • This is the president of the United States we're talking about, just as a reminder.
  • Trump's comments to the Russians could also provide ammo if he's eventually accused of obstruction of justice. They lend credibility to the idea that he fired Comey to impede the investigation into collusion with Russia during the campaign. [Washington Post / Aaron Blake]
  • Indeed, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told senators that the investigation has been expanded to include looking into a possible cover-up — and that this expansion happened because of reports that Trump ordered Comey to scuttle an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. [McClatchy / Matthew Schofield and Lesley Clark]
  • CNN is reporting that the White House's legal team has begun researching impeachment procedures to prepare for the possibility that Congress might try to remove Trump. [CNN / Evan Perez]
  • At this point, we mostly need to wait. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has expansive powers to indict White House officials and other figures he thinks have committed criminal offenses, but if indictments come, it won't be for a little while at least.
  • But we could also learn a lot when James Comey testifies before an open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing — as he has agreed to do, as of very late Friday. [Washington Post]
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May 19, 2017 09:02PM Trill1943 wrote:

Replying to @LouiseMensch

Jared Kusher named Trump Russia investigation's 'Most Interesting Person'

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May 19, 2017 09:04PM ruthbru wrote:

Can we build a wall high enough to keep Air Force One from getting back into the country? If so, I'll donate!

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May 19, 2017 09:12PM Trill1943 wrote:

Dx 10/31/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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May 19, 2017 09:36PM - edited May 20, 2017 10:39AM by QuinnCat

Boris Ephshteyn was on Bill Maher tonite. He wouldn't even admit that Russians involved with meddling with our election!

He must be involved

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May 19, 2017 09:43PM Trill1943 wrote:

Steven Dennis‏Verified account @StevenTDennis 1h1 hour ago

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Steven Dennis Retweeted Bryan William Jones

Approx. 0% chance this will actually happen, per my conversations with senators.

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Bryan William JonesVerified account @BWJones

Trump wants to cut cancer research by 27% Infectious disease 23%…

Dx 10/31/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right

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