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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
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Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Trump hires attorney for Russia investigation WHO DEFENDED HIM IN THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY CASE! BWAHAHA

Per Lawrence O'Donnell.

An attorney with NO EXPERIENCE in dealing with government.

They guy who defended him in the Trump U case.


Look at the Difference in Trump and Obama's Notes for Israel's Holocaust Memorial

Before leaving Israel's Holocaust museum Yad Vashem Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump continued the tradition of US leaders who have visited the memorial before him, including former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, by writing a message in the Book of Remembrance.

"It is a great honor to be here with my friends!" Trump's signature read. "So amazing and will never forget!"

The president's note quickly attracted criticism for its strangely upbeat tone, with many mocking the message for appearing out of step with the memorial's somber setting, especially when compared with former president Barack Obama's 2008 message when he was still a senator.

The note on Tuesday is the latest in a series of awkward moments for Trump during his first overseas trip as president. The day before, while addressing reporters at a press conference alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump appeared to inadvertently confirm that Israel was the source that provided the intelligence he shared with high-ranking Russian officials in the Oval Office last week.


Sean Hannity begs like a tiny, dainty little snowflake...

TreyGhazi pressures Brennan to exonerate Trump, life happens while Trey is making other plans...

Republicans Focus on Protecting Trump at Russia Hearing
They kept pressing ex-CIA chief John Brennan to say no evidence of Moscow-campaign collusion exists.

DAVID CORN MAY 23, 2017 1:55 PM


Yet once again Republicans did not focus on the main elements of the story. When the Republicans on the committee had the chance to question Brennan, they did not press him for more details on Russia's information warfare against the United States. Instead, they fixated on protecting Trump.

The Republicans zeroed in on the issue of whether Trump and his associates colluded with any Russians involved in the attack on US democracy—to push Brennan to say that he had not seen concrete evidence of such conspiring. Reps. Tom Rooney (R-Fla) and Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled Brennan repeatedly on this point. They posed the same basic query: did you see any evidence that Trump or his associates plotted with Russians? "I don't do evidence. I do intelligence," Brennan replied. Still, they kept pressing him. They were obviously hoping he would state that he had not come across any such evidence so Trump and his champions could cite Brennan as a witness for their claim no collusion occurred.

In the face of this questioning, Brennan repeatedly stated that the intelligence he saw regarding contacts between Trump associates and Russia was worrisome and deserved full FBI scrutiny. So the Republicans failed in their mission to provide cover for Trump—and they ended up highlighting the legitimacy of the FBI inquiry begun under Comey.

A similar effort fell flat. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) questioned Brennan about the intelligence community assessment released in early January that concluded the Russian clandestine operation was designed to assist Trump. He several times asked Brennan if there had been evidence contrary to this conclusion that was not included in the report. Brennan explained that the assessment was the result of a thorough interagency process that looked to develop a consensus position. Still, King seemed to suggest that the assessment might be open to question. And Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) asserted he had reviewed raw intelligence, and he insisted the information supporting the assessment that Moscow had preferred Trump was not as solid as the intelligence community maintained. Here were Republicans trying to find wiggle room for Trump.

WOW! Trump tweets that he visited Israel, Saudi Arabia AND the Middle East! Take THAT, haters!

Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East were great. Trying hard for PEACE. Doing well. Heading to Vatican & Pope, then #G7 and #NATO.


Mulvaney: "We need people to go to work. We need you to go to work. We need you to go back to work."

Trump’s Budget Takes From The Safety Net, Gives To The Military
Most of the proposals will be unpopular on Capitol Hill.

The document mostly honors Trump’s unorthodox campaign promise not to cut Social Security or Medicare, but it shows how the president’s domestic agenda is being shaped by Capitol Hill Republicans eager to cancel benefits to supposedly undeserving recipients.

“We need people to go to work,” Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, said in a briefing with reporters on Monday. Mulvaney is a former member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Mulvaney expounded on the meaning of “Trumponomics,” saying it’s all about rapid economic growth. This budget relies on optimistic growth projections that would help eliminate the federal deficit within 10 years. Though Trump himself hasn’t said a lot about social programs, such as food stamps and disability insurance, Mulvaney said reforming the safety net is key to achieving faster growth.

“If you’re on food stamps and you’re able-bodied, we need you to go to work,” Mulvaney said. “If you’re on disability insurance and you’re not supposed to be, if you’re not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work. We need everybody pulling in the same direction.”


"Some working-class people still buy into it. They're fucking stupid. Trump is the Titanic."

‘Trump doesn’t care about workers’: Carrier employees react to announcement that 632 jobs are moving to Mexico

Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, which represents workers at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant, said when he heard Trump’s announcement, “I almost threw up in my mouth.” Jones and other union officials said Trump knew before he got up on stage that 550 jobs were going to Mexico. “It really pissed me off he misled people their jobs might be saved. He didn’t want to get up and tell people part of the plant is going to stay and part of the plant is going to Mexico.”

Jones sparked a controversy by telling the Washington Post Trump “lied his ass off” about saving 1,100 jobs. The Raw Story visited Indianapolis in January and sat down with Jones and 16 other workers at three Indiana factories where Trump said he would save jobs.

Jones says he is “bitter” about 1,600 workers being given the boot from that plant, the Rexnord factory, and a second Carrier facility in Huntington. And his opinion of Trump hasn’t softened. “I didn’t trust Trump when he was running, playing on working-class hopes. This guy who has businesses in other countries and wraps himself in the American flag.”

Jones is dismayed at how Trump pulled the wool over people’s eyes. “Sad thing is people bought into it then, when he was a candidate. Some working-class people still buy into it. They’re fucking stupid. Trump is the Titanic. The greatest ship ever and it fucking sunk. He said he’s going to save this country and if he keeps going like he has, he’s going to sink the country.”


Trump voters in the South might end up paying for their vote with food stamps. #MAGA!

In West Virginia, 20 percent of residents relied on food stamps in 2016. SNAP purchases made with these food stamps pumped $499 million into the state's economy last year. Just under 68 percent of West Virginians voted Republican last November.

In Mississippi, 19 percent of residents relied on food stamps in 2016. Twenty two percent of residents live below the poverty line. Just under 60 percent voted for Trump.

In Alabama, 17 of residents relied on food stamps in 2016. Seventy one percent of the state's food stamp recipients are families with children, compared to 68 percent nationally. More than 60 percent of the state voted for Trump in 2016.

In Tennessee, 17 percent of residents relied on food stamps in 2016. Nearly sixty one percent of voters opted for Trump in the presidential election.


Saudis gave the US $360 billion in deals - now they want Trump to rescind 9/11 lawsuit law

Saudis gave the US $360 billion in deals — now they want Trump to rescind 9/11 lawsuit law


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump struck a series of deals with Saudi Arabia on his two-day visit but the kingdom is still anxiously waiting for him to deliver on something else: the repeal of a contentious 2016 law that allows relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom for their deaths.

Saudi officials have been quietly lobbying the administration and Congress to overturn the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which led more than 800 families to file suit in New York in March.

The problem: Trump supported the bill and can't do much to change it even if he wanted to. Still, Saudis are convinced the man they consider the ultimate salesman will make a deal.

"Do you think he will agree after all these activities we are doing for him?" asked Abdulnasser Gharem, a well-known Saudi artist who went to high school with two of the 9/11 hijackers in his hometown of Namas. Altogether, 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.

Former FBI chief Comey postpones testimony before US House committee

Former FBI chief Comey postpones testimony before US House committee


Former FBI Director James Comey is delaying an appearance before the U.S. House Oversight Committee that had been planned for Wednesday, the panel’s chairman said on Monday.

In a post on Twitter, Chairman Jason Chaffetz, who will step down from his seat in Congress in June, said he had spoken with Comey who told him that before testifying in public he wanted to speak with former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the presidential election campaign of Donald Trump.

An aide to the Oversight Committee could not confirm when the hearing would be rescheduled.

President Trump fired Comey on May 9. After reports that Trump asked Comey to stop investigating his campaign advisors ties, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hired Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation, a move expected to delay congressional hearings into Russian ties.
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