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  #2488713 21-May-2020 13:43
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back to the Flynn case https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/secrets-flynn-lied-conceal/611377/

 

so the recorded conversation was never scrutinized by anyone and still remains locked up in secret?

 

does anyone know if the content of the Flynn recording was leaked anywhere? 





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  #2488795 21-May-2020 15:49
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Vox - Inspectors general, explained ...

 

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Late Friday night, President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. 

 

It was the fourth abrupt dismissal of an inspector general in about as many weeks, and the latest case in which Trump claimed he’d lost confidence in the IG when it very much seemed like something else was going on.

 

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed recommending that Trump fire Linick. That’s an important detail, because it seems Linick - who, as inspector general, was in charge of oversight at the State Department - might have been zeroing in on Pompeo himself ...

  • In April, Trump fired Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community’s inspector general, who had brought forward a credible whistleblower report about the president’s inappropriate phone call with the Ukrainian president that ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment. ...

  • Earlier this month, Trump also moved to replace the acting inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services, who had written a report highlighting shortages of personal protective equipment and coronavirus tests in US hospitals ...

  • And Trump replaced the acting Defense Department inspector general, who’d been tasked with overseeing the $2 trillion in funds from the coronavirus stimulus package, making him ineligible to oversee pandemic spending. ...



 





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  #2488861 21-May-2020 18:10
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Muzzled By Trump, The CDC Releases Watered Down Guidelines For Reopening

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The White House is doing everything it can to push a rapid reopening of the country, including recruiting pro-Trump doctors to go on television and undermine the already softened guidelines released by the CDC.


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  #2489200 22-May-2020 10:12
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Leading the world...





'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


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  #2489334 22-May-2020 11:35
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and

 

Leading the world 2 ...

 





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  #2489343 22-May-2020 12:01
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Interesting site. U.S.A, as usual, ahem, leading the World.

 

Except for China, with its amazing no 'new deaths' figure. Obviously the place to be, now that they have the bug under control 😉.

 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

 

Scroll down to GodZone at #93.

 

NOTE: Columns can be ordered by clicking the headers. Click 'Now' or 'Yesterday' to compare overall results.





'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


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  #2489347 22-May-2020 12:15
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MAGA!





 

 

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  #2489380 22-May-2020 12:47
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That case data is very arbitrary.  The US is doing far too little testing to know real cases numbers even though they're doing a lot of tests.  Deaths aren't being attributed consistently.

 

The experts have been gagged, the POTUS is hawking fake cures and fake news, the lockdowns they've had worked to reduce the speed of the pandemic - but they're being lifted.  Trump's sole concern is how it might affect his re-election chances.


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  #2489384 22-May-2020 12:57
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freitasm:

 

MAGA!

 

 

"Make Accountability Go Away".

 

 

 

 


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  #2489678 22-May-2020 16:19
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Yes, a mask... But not in front of the cameras.

 





 

 

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  #2489763 22-May-2020 18:25
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The New York Times - How Many Will Die for the Dow?

 

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In mid-March, after weeks in denial, Donald Trump finally admitted that Covid-19 was a serious threat and called on Americans to practice social distancing.

 

The delayed acknowledgment of reality - reportedly driven by concerns that admitting that the coronavirus posed a threat would hurt the stock market - had deadly consequences. ...

 

[Trump is] clearly still obsessed with the stock market as the measure of his presidency.

 

So Trump and his party want to go full speed ahead with reopening no matter how many people it kills. ...

 



 





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  #2489775 22-May-2020 19:02
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Trump: 'We are not closing our country' if second wave of coronavirus hits

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President Donald Trump on Thursday said "we are not closing our country" if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections. Trump answered questions from the reporters during a visit to a Ford plant in Michigan.


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Coronavirus: Donald Trump demands places of worship reopen 'right now'

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Donald Trump has demanded states reopen churches, synagogues and mosques for in-person services, threatening to 'override' governors who refuse. The president said he was identifying houses of worship as 'essential services' and suggested he was correcting the 'injustice' that liquor stores and abortion clinics had reopened in some states while places of worship had not.


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  #2490053 23-May-2020 13:16
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The New York Times - Trump Orders States to Allow Places of Worship to Open, Though He Has No Authority To

 

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WASHINGTON - President Trump may not consider church essential to his personal life, but it may be to his political future. 

 

And so he waded into the culture wars on Friday by demanding that states allow places of worship to reopen “right away” and threatening to overrule any that defy him.

 

Marching into the White House briefing room for a hastily called announcement, Mr. Trump declared places of worship “essential” operations that should hold services in person this weekend regardless of state quarantine orders stemming from the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 96,000 people in the United States.

 

“The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important, essential places of faith to open right now for this weekend,” Mr. Trump said, reading from a prepared text ... “If they don’t do it, I will override the governors. In America, we need more prayer, not less.” ...

 

 

God Bless America  🙄

 

 

 





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  #2490126 23-May-2020 17:16
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Washington Post: Trump is lying to sway his reelection, and Democrats aren’t paying attention

When President Trump announced this week that he is taking the drug hydroxychloroquine, I was working my way through The Post’s new book, “Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth,” written by the newspaper’s Fact Checker staff.

The thought that Trump would ignore warnings from the Food and Drug Administration and deliberately ingest a drug that could have serious side effects was disturbing. Equally upsetting, however, was the thought that the president may have taken to the airwaves to tell a flat-out lie. Why should we believe he’s taking the drug? After all, America has come to this: a president of the United States whose word cannot be trusted.

Fact Checker editor and chief writer Glenn Kessler labels Trump “the most mendacious president in U.S. history.” And the 344-page book backs up that charge.

“Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth” lays bare the scope of this president’s record of unprecedented habitual and intentional dishonesty, tracing three-plus years of deceitfulness up to and including his incompetent handling of the coronavirus crisis.

An entire chapter of the book is devoted to his misrepresentations about the rapidly spreading disease and his false depictions of his blunderbuss and botched response.

Kessler and his co-authors, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly, catalogue Trump’s sick relationship with the truth, which has been on daily display since the start of his presidency. They tally the misleading or false claims he made from Jan. 20, 2017 — Inauguration Day — to Jan. 20, 2020: a grand total of 16,241; an average of 15 per day.

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The book captures Trump’s compulsion to undo or degrade Obama’s accomplishments — an obsession that borders on pathological. Kessler says Trump falsely claimed on four separate occasions that Obama’s relationship with the Philippines was so poor that during one official visit, the country’s leaders would not let the U.S. presidential jet land, leaving Obama circling the airport. “Why,” the author asks, “would [Trump] conjure such an implausible scenario?”

But the Obama story is a telltale sign of Trump’s brand of deceit. He makes stuff up and keeps the bogus claims going as long as he can get away with it.

The book’s introduction says it best: “We had never encountered a politician like Trump — so cavalier about the facts, so unconcerned with accuracy, so willing to attack people for made-up reasons and so determined to falsely depict his achievements. Presidents previously sought to speak with authority; Trump wants to brag or berate, usually armed with false information.”

The penchant for lying exposed in “Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth” is only one of the flaws that make him a dangerous president. It is intertwined with his grandiose sense of self-importance, callousness, arrogance and cruel disregard for other people’s rights, including the rule of law.

In Trumpworld, only he matters.

...And now all of that amassed presidential power is directed at — what else? His reelection.

Mendacity lies at the heart of his reelection strategy: Keep them — we know who — away from the polls by any means necessary. If that requires telling lies about absentee balloting, making false voter-fraud charges, and misrepresenting disenfranchisement and voter-suppression schemes, so be it.

And, depressingly, some Democrats are making it easy for Trump.

Instead of joining a nationwide strategy to protect polling places from intimidation and safeguarding the U.S. Postal Service’s ability to deliver mailed ballots unimpeded by budget strictures — and at a time when focus belongs on protecting the right to vote, encouraging voter registration and ensuring access to a ballot — Democrats are furiously debating which woman should be Joe Biden’s running mate. Some sterling candidates are on the list.

But as for voter turnout, if a lying, devious and bigoted bully like Donald Trump can’t bring voters out to the polls, then nothing will.

And that’s the truth.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-lying-to-sway-his-reelection-and-democrats-arent-paying-attention/2020/05/22/60c79e4a-9b80-11ea-ac72-3841fcc9b35f_story.html

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