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  #1997572 17-Apr-2018 09:50
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Fred99:

 

The best people...

 

 



The very best...

 


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  #1997574 17-Apr-2018 09:53
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freitasm:
ME: Trump is pardoning Scooter Libby.

 

 

Find the leakers fast - I need to pardon them!

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1997589 17-Apr-2018 09:59
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Didn't Trump ask for legal advice on whether he could pardon himself? What was the answer? Would it provoke a Constitutional crisis?

 

 





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  #1997599 17-Apr-2018 10:08
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Rikkitic:

 

Didn't Trump ask for legal advice on whether he could pardon himself? What was the answer? Would it provoke a Constitutional crisis?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody is completely sure. Such an action runs squarely into the limits of theory. If a President pardons himself, the ratio between guilt and freedom tends to infinity, leading to what Legal Relativity theorists refer to as a singularity: where time stands still and the Rule of Law no longer applies. In the case of a charged, rotating spherical President, some lawyers predict the possibility of a so-called Naked Singularity, in which space and time itself may become chaotic and stormy leading to the total breakdown of the Constitution.





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  #1997620 17-Apr-2018 10:15
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Rikkitic:

 

Didn't Trump ask for legal advice on whether he could pardon himself? What was the answer? Would it provoke a Constitutional crisis?

 

 

AFAICT, there's nothing specific in the constitution to say whether he can or cannot pardon himself - it's unresolved.  So I guess that if he did attempt to pardon himself, it is an immediate constitutional crisis. 
One safety net is that the POTUS can only pardon those convicted for federal crimes - not state crimes. 


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  #1997621 17-Apr-2018 10:16
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FEC LAWSUIT:

 

 

A new bombshell lawsuit from a pro-Trump political group claims Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign colluded with the Democratic National Committee to launder upwards of $84 million in funds to skirt federal donation limits.

 

According to Fox News, the Committee to Defend the President filed an official complaint with the Federal Election Commission; claiming the Hillary Victory Fund “solicited cash” from high-powered donors and illegally “funneled” those funds through state chapters and then back to the DNC.

 

 

The whole thing was Hillary's fault ...

 





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  #1997681 17-Apr-2018 11:28
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True to form:

 

 

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.”

 

Preparations to punish Russia anew for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria caused consternation at the White House. Haley had said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Assad’s alleged chemical weapons attack would be announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

 

But Trump conferred with his national security advisers later Sunday and told them he was upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them, according to several people familiar with the plan.

 

 

(Source - WP)

 

He makes it so hard to believe that he's neither one of Putin's "kompromat" assets, nor on the payroll.


 
 
 
 


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  #1997685 17-Apr-2018 11:31
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If we had just had 15 months of say a Mike Pence (President) & Nikki Haley (VP) administration this thread would be about 4.7 pages long not 476!!   Just saying...


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  #1997690 17-Apr-2018 11:38
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amiga500:

 

If we had just had 15 months of say a Mike Pence (President) & Nikki Haley (VP) administration this thread would be about 4.7 pages long not 476!!   Just saying...

 

 

Pence would have to bring "mother" to their oval office meetings - lest he became overwhelmed with the impulse to act on his impure thoughts.


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  #1997714 17-Apr-2018 11:54
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Fred99:

 

He makes it so hard to believe that he's neither one of Putin's "kompromat" assets, nor on the payroll.

 

 

Stephen Colbert nailed it.

 

 





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  #1997742 17-Apr-2018 12:35
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Rikkitic:

 

Fred99:

 

He makes it so hard to believe that he's neither one of Putin's "kompromat" assets, nor on the payroll.

 

 

Stephen Colbert nailed it.

 

 

Talking of comedy shows:

 

 

Cohen’s team claimed in the Monday filing that Hannity’s identity was protected under attorney-client privilege, but the U.S. Attorney’s office disagreed, alleging that Cohen’s team was simply employing a delaying tactic.

 

Cohen has more attorneys than he has clients,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas McKay quipped.

 

Cohen attorney Steve Ryan argued that the third client—Hannity—is a “publicly prominent individual,” who did not want his name released.

 

“I’m simply trying to protect the privacy of that individual,” he added.

 

After much discussion, Wood ruled that the name must be publicly disclosed immediately.

 

“The client’s name is Sean Hannity,” replied Todd Harrison, Cohen’s attorney. The room erupted in laughter.

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1997911 17-Apr-2018 15:29
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Since we're in New Zealand, some may not be familiar with Sean Hannity.

If you're not, count yourself among the very lucky.

He's been an insane conservative host on Fox News for over 10 years.

He's a conspiracy nut. .

His Wikipedia section called "Political commentary, controversies, and criticism" is many pages long.

4.1 Birtherism
4.2 2016 presidential campaign
---4.2.1 Candidacy of Donald Trump
---4.2.2 Conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton
---4.2.3 Murder of Seth Rich conspiracy theories
---4.2.4 Claims about election fraud
---4.2.5 Russian interference
4.3 WikiLeaks
4.4 Roy Moore and advertiser boycott
4.5 Deep State
4.6 Comments on sexual harassment
4.7 LGBT rights
4.8 Immigration
4.9 Islam
4.10 Torture
4.11 Climate change
4.12 Death panels
4.13 False claims about CNN's Jake Tapper
4.14 Connection to Michael Cohen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Hannity#Political_commentary,_controversies,_and_criticism

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  #1997924 17-Apr-2018 15:47
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Big Brother, 1984:

 

 

 

 

Trump, 2018:

 





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  #1997937 17-Apr-2018 16:04
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Dopey Sugar
Dumb as a Rock Mika
Failing New York Times
Fake Tears Schumer
Gas Killing Animal
Goofy Elizabeth Warren
Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown
Heartless Hillary
Jeff Flakey
Justin from Canada
Lamb the Sham
Leakin' James Comey
Liddle' Bob Corker
Little George
Little Katy
Little Marco
Little/Liddle Adam Schiff
Low Energy Jeb
Lyin' Hillary
Lyin' Ted
Lying James Comey
Mad Alex
McMuffin
Mr. Magoo
Pelosi/Schumer Puppet Jones
Pocahontas
Psycho Joe
Rocket Man / Little Rocket Man
Sanctimonious James Comey
Sir Charles
Sleepy Eyes
Slimeball
Slippery James Comey
Sloppy Michael Moore
Sloppy Steve .

Reminds me of the type of names used by another well known American institution.

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  #1997983 17-Apr-2018 17:06
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FOX NEWS - THE LEAD STORY - COMEY'S 'MOB' MENTALITY:

 

"Fired FBI Director James Comey compares President Trump to a mob boss "untethered to truth" and "ego-driven" in his forthcoming book "A Higher Loyalty," according to excerpts obtained by the Associated Press and other news outlets Thursday ..."

 


 

 

 

Yes, FOX NEWS   wink





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