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Trump: "It's almost like the United States has no President"

19 Mar 2014
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/446461592029630464

Fox is reporting Trump was fully briefed on Flynn call with Russia & allowed Pence to be lied to.

https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/832396832974131200

DONALD Trump was fully briefed on the content of Michael Flynn’s call with Russia after it happened, according to Fox News.

The President heard the details of the controversial communications between his national security adviser and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the news outlet reported. Those calls are now at the centre of a national security scandal that cost General Flynn his job.

“Under repeated questioning during an investigation by the White House Counsel’s Office, General Flynn I’m told had a full recollection of what he talked about with the Russian Ambassador,” Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts reported.

Gen Flynn initially said he did not discuss sanctions, or didn’t fully remember the content of those conversations.


http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/donald-trump-knew-about-mike-flynns-russia-call/news-story/993ec79b90ead241001788624d192e11

TRUMP: "My administration is running like a fine-tuned machine"


http://liberalsarecool.com/image/157340752354

Krugman: "The Silence Of The Hacks"

… The point is that you can’t understand the mess we’re in without appreciating not just the potential corruption of the president, but the unmistakable corruption of his party — a party so intent on cutting taxes for the wealthy, deregulating banks and polluters and dismantling social programs that accepting foreign subversion is, apparently, a small price to pay.

Put it this way: I’ve been seeing comparisons between the emerging information on the Trump-Putin connection and the Watergate affair, which brought down a previous president. But while the potential scandal here is far worse than Watergate — Richard Nixon was sinister and scary, but nobody imagined that he might be taking instructions from a foreign power — it’s very hard to imagine today’s Republicans standing up for the Constitution the way their predecessors did. …

… The point is that you can’t understand the mess we’re in without appreciating not just the potential corruption of the president, but the unmistakable corruption of his party — a party so intent on cutting taxes for the wealthy, deregulating banks and polluters and dismantling social programs that accepting foreign subversion is, apparently, a small price to pay.

Put it this way: I’ve been seeing comparisons between the emerging information on the Trump-Putin connection and the Watergate affair, which brought down a previous president. But while the potential scandal here is far worse than Watergate — Richard Nixon was sinister and scary, but nobody imagined that he might be taking instructions from a foreign power — it’s very hard to imagine today’s Republicans standing up for the Constitution the way their predecessors did. …


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/opinion/the-silence-of-the-hacks.html?mtrref=www.dailykos.com&gwh=B0B5359ACA848BFBA3572BF92E4100A4&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/17/1634785/-Krugman-If-there-were-just-a-handful-of-Republicans-who-would-uphold-the-Constitution

A Party to the Russian Connection: Republicans Suspected the Russia-Trump Connection from Beginning


Republican leaders in Congress now bear the most responsibility for holding the president accountable and protecting the nation. They can’t say they didn’t see the Russian interference coming. They knew all along
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As the presidential race wore on, some of those leaders began to see parallels between Russia’s disinformation operations in Ukraine and Europe and its activities in the United States. They were alarmed by the Kremlin-backed cable network RT America, which was running stories intended, they judged, to undermine Americans’ trust in democratic institutions and promote Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Deeply unsettled, the leaders discussed these concerns privately on several occasions I witnessed.


.....led one senior Republican leader to dolefully inform his peers that he thought Mr. Trump was on the Kremlin’s payroll, suggesting that Mr. Trump had been compromised by Russian intelligence. Other leaders were surprised by their colleague’s frank assessment, but did not dispute it.


Shockingly, some of the leaders most concerned about Russian subversion and Mr. Trump’s possible compromise were his first and most vocal supporters among congressional leaders — some publicly, some privately. It was an inauspicious trade of national security for political self-preservation and partisan ambition.

the rest:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/opinion/a-party-to-the-russian-connection.html
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/17/1634787/-Republicans-Suspected-the-Russia-Trump-Connection-from-Before-the-Beginning

New Trump Hats

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Detained Dreamer's Lawyers Say Gov Doctored Legal Document to Try and Prove False Gang Affiliation

https://twitter.com/JoeSudbay/status/832559267265785856




Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, the twice-authorized, 23-year-old DACA recipient who was scooped up by immigration enforcement near Seattle last week, say that government officials doctored a legal document at the Northwest Detention Center in an attempt to prove that Ramirez Medina belonged to a gang.

The allegation of government misconduct is outlined in a brief filed by Ramirez Medina's lawyers in US District Court in Seattle. The lawyers say that when Ramirez Medina—who has been detained inside the Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center's gang unit for a week—tried to petition to be removed from the gang unit, part of his written petition was erased.

The brief states Ramirez Medina originally wrote: “I came in and the officers said I have gang affiliation with gangs so I wear an orange uniform. I do not have a criminal history and I’m not affiliated with any gangs.”

But according to an additional declaration filed to the court, the statement returned to Medina by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials five days later says: "I have gang affiliation with gangs so I wear an orange uniform. I do not have a criminal history and I’m not affiliated with any gangs.”

The document filed to the court bears clear signs of erased words. (See the image above.)

MORE:
http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/02/16/24878118/detained-dreamers-lawyers-say-government-doctored-legal-document-to-try-and-prove-false-gang-affiliation

Fmr. Nixon W.H. Counsel John Dean: "Ive never seen a more classless president."

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/832394407647277057

Chelsea Clinton gives Trump answer to anti-Semitism question

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/832557970047238145

Chelsea Clinton on Thursday hit President Trump for his response to a question on anti-Semitism during his first full press conference as president.

A Jewish reporter asked Trump how he would address rising anti-Semitism in the United States during the briefing. Trump said the question was "not a simple or fair question."

He went on to say "I’m the least anti-Semitic person you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person. In fact we did very well relative to other people running as a Republican.”


Clinton hit his defensive response in a tweet, saying "One would think he would have thought of an answer since yesterday. Here's one: There's no place for any bigotry, ever, in America."

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320038-chelsea-clinton-shreds-trump-response-to-question-on-anti
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