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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by samcraig, Jul 31, 2017.
"Failing WAPO Is failing FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS."
"Bezos face is bleeding from fake news. HE IS A FRAUD"
And to quote our favorite male cheerleader:
"Throw them in jail!!!! "
Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
How did this get out, I thought Priebus was the leaker...
I'm tellin ya I know who the leaker is.
Is this really new? I could have sworn I'd seen some reporting weeks ago that Trump had consulted with his son about the issue, and how they would deal with it...
No, anyone who would marry a man like Trump and bare his child no longer has a conscience. I think Priebus is more likely to have been the source for many of the leaks including this one. It wouldn't surprise me if the leaks accelerate over the short term given all of the recent firings.
As a person on TV pointed out tonight, of course Trump was behind it. No one else would have the authority to override lawyer recommendations and no lawyer would have said go with a false story knowing that the media likely had more info they were sitting on.
He fell for the trap. Trump isn't that bright.
trump would say once a month at least.
It wasn't a joke. I was serious.
sadly so was I.
Trump staff at this point know their jobs are unsteady regardless of if they are leaking so they have an incentive to leak stuff that will hurt their rivals. Leaks are going to continue to happen quite regularly until Trump is out of office and we have some normalcy in Washington again.
We don't need to lower ourselves to his level guys.
He prob was, this is old news.
Regardless, what does this mean effectively? Per Trump, this could end up being nothing or another on a laundry list of charges on some indictment...
Goes into "part of a pattern" I guess if they get around to writing him up for something. Abuse of power charges in impeachment can be like that. All that's assuming his core supporters ever turn on him, which is still an open question. For that not to happen he needs to see some key legislation passed by Congress. Anything he can spin into being part of his kept promises, even if that's not what they are.
Well, my point being - there's already an established pattern. What will be the proverbial straw...recess appointment of a new AG and firing of Mueller? A reckless declaration of war against N Korea (or, hell...Spain)? Pursuing Executive options to meddle in Healthcare? Just continuing to be an arse (did you see him declare himself right that we should wait until Obamacare folds to do anything - a spectacular narcissistic event)?
Yeah. I kinda fault Congress for not deciding to buck his core group of primary voters and just exercise the leadership that a representative democracy is meant to empower. These guys are afraid to lose a handful of seats. So they stake the whole party (and country?) on figuring the polls will eventually support their taking him out. Well attach your own image of dumpster fire here, that's what we're starting to look like now. Stuff's not getting done that has to get done.
Nothing's happening except people and media outlets reacting and in some cases overreacting to an unprecedented display of inappropriate behavior by a guy Trump had hired to serve in the White House.
Even in Watergate there were some limits. In this White House, who knows. Reality TV rules? John Kelly to the rescue? Might be over his pay grade. Trump's incorrigible.
Yet the Congress delays, figuring well soon he'll see the pressing need to do the tax reform, maybe then can back into the original purpose of the healthcare "fix" which was just to support tax cut through mostly hitting on Medicaid... all that seems pipe dreams while Trump holds a smartphone in his hand.
Leaving Trump aside:
(There was another article I read that said Congress hasn't passed mandatory/usual functionary bills on time since the 1990s - but I can't find it).
Lol that article was from 2015 and winds up urging us to vote in 2016. So, we did, but we appeared to have doubled down now on the dysfunction. This year's debt ceiling crunch will be in mid-October, apparently, not September. All that probably means is still longer that we don't have any of the 12 appropriations bills passed, and will have relied on continuing appropriations bills after tht until we go over a cliff or agree to raise the ceiling and then pass the bills because hey, no problem with debt ceiing again until NEXT time....
I think I saw or maybe even cited that piece you were looking for, wasn't it in Politico somewhere. Not sure, past my bedtime, have to try to round it up later. But yes, it's true the appropriations have been late since mid 90s.
Ha! Past my bedtime too (obviously i missed the date on quoted article - not that the 113th Congress was functional - McConnells self- filibuster for example).
I have visions of LeCarré's Night Manager.
And it didn't end well for Sophie…
Here’s a bit of free advice: when you’re the subject of a criminal probe, let your lawyers draft your statements as opposed to washed up steak salesmen.