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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 06:27 PM

Trump's Remarks Before Air Force One Departure, Joint Base Andrews, MD; February 18, 2020

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Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure | Joint Base Andrews, MD

Issued on: February 18, 2020

Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

1:41 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Itís a little windy out here, so Iíll button up my coat. You have a couple of more people who want to join you.

Q So weíre hearing youíre going to commute the sentence of Blagojevich?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, we have commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail. Thatís a long time. And I watched his wife on television. I donít know him very well. Iíve met him a couple of times. He was on, for a short while, on ďThe Apprentice,Ē years ago. Seemed like a very nice person. Donít know him.

But he served eight years in jail. He has a long time to go. Many people disagree with the sentence. Heís a Democrat; heís not a Republican. It was a prosecution by the same people ó Comey, Fitzpatrick ó the same group.

Very far from his children. Theyíre growing older. Theyíre going to high school now, and they rarely get to see their father outside of an orange uniform. I saw that and I did commute his sentence. So heíll be able to go back home with his family after serving eight years in jail. That was a tremendously powerful, ridiculous sentence, in my opinion ó

{snip}

Q You were asked specifically about Roger Stone, but are you ruling out pardons for Stone, for your former campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, and for Michael Flynn, for example?

THE PRESIDENT: Iím not even thinking about that. Thereís a process that people are going through. These are unrelated situations where people have done a great job with very, very strong recommendations. But we havenít thought about that yet. Right now thereís a process.

I think Roger Stone has been treated unfairly. I think General Flynn has been treated very unfairly. I think a lot of people have been treated very unfairly. I think the Mueller scam is just exactly what itís ó what a lot of people are calling, because it was started illegally. It was started by abuse. It was phony. It was a fake dossier. And they went in, and they went into the FISA courts and they forged papers, and they did a lot of bad things. So the whole Mueller thing, to me, is a scam.

Q Do you think Roger Stone deserves any prison time?

THE PRESIDENT: Youíre going to see what happens. Letís see what happens.

{snip}

Q One other thing: Is there a search underway for ďAnonymousĒ? Remember ďAnonymousĒ is ó

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, there is. Itís not so much a search.

Q Who do you think it is?

THE PRESIDENT: I ó I know who it is. Yeah.

Q Who is it?

THE PRESIDENT: I canít tell you that.

Q Why not?

Q Why not?

THE PRESIDENT: But I know who it is.

Q Why not?

THE PRESIDENT: But we wonít ó we wonít get into it. People know itís ó people know itís a fraud. I know who it is and I know who some of the leakers are. But some of the leakers donít exist. Itís made up by the press. So, you know, they say, ďNine people have saidĒ or ďtwo people have said,Ē and those people donít exist.

But, no, I know all about ďAnonymous.Ē I know a lot about the leakers too.

Q Do you believe itís a person who still works at the White House?

THE PRESIDENT: We know a lot. In fact, when I want to get something out to the press, I tell certain people. And itís amazing, it gets out there. But, so far, Iím leaving it that way.

Iíll see you later. Thank you. See you on the plane.

END

1:55 P.M. EST

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 06:37 PM

1. What if

Anonymous is several people?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 06:45 PM

2. what if all the toadie fake reporters refused to get on the plane, thus ignoring it nt

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