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  # 2010245 8-May-2018 19:19
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Rikkitic:

 

That is what I would have liked to say. There is something about his political posts that feels slimy and backhanded to me. For some reason, they remind me of Uriah Heep.

 

 

There you go. I gave you a LIKE on your post. If you would like to say it, then do it. As long as you do not go out of your way to abuse someone, it's OK. I don't get offended easily so feel free. In fact I don't get offended full stop.

 

Slimy, backhanded? IMHO No more than the way I view some of your posts - but that is only my opinion.

 

PS I loved Uriah Heep. So thanks very much.


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  # 2010261 8-May-2018 19:53
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Giving someone a like doesn't mean they owe you anything. Normally it just means you approve of whatever they said. Some of your posts I find perfectly okay. Some feel a little creepy, though it is hard to pinpoint why. I sometimes think you are trying to goad your targets into some kind of reaction.

 

I was referring to Uriah Heep the Dickens character, not the music group. He always hovered in the background proclaiming how humble he was, while he manipulated those around him.

 

 





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  # 2010266 8-May-2018 20:02
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CNN - May 7, 2018 - Trump suggests legal action coming against Mueller's team

 

 

Washington (CNN)  President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "angry Democrats" on special counsel Robert Mueller's team could face legal action over alleged "conflicts of interest." ...

 

Trump did not provide proof of the alleged conflicts.
Although CNN has reported that several members of Mueller's team have donated to Democrats, Russia's meddling in the 2016 election also has been the subject of several Republican-led congressional inquiries.
Mueller is a Republican who was appointed by President George W. Bush, and the man who appointed him as special counsel, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, was appointed by Trump.

 

 

MSNBC - Rosenstein makes a stand against Trump's interlopers in Congress

 


Rachel Maddow reports on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein making clear in a new speech that he will not entertain requests for information about the Trump Russian investigation from members of Congress whose motivation is to help Donald Trump undermine the investigation.

 

 





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  # 2010424 9-May-2018 08:39
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I state without fear of contradiction, Giuliani is the worst lawyer ever.

I suspect a housefly would say, in its lifespan of 28 days, "wow, Trump's scandals develop quickly."

"Rudy Giuliani Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump: A Closer Look"




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  # 2010425 9-May-2018 08:45
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CNN - Trump not sold on Giuliani defense

 

 

Washington (CNN)   President Donald Trump has been flustered by the onslaught of negative coverage generated by his new personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who has exacerbated his political troubles in recent days with a series of unscripted interviews ...

 

Trump has grown irritated by Giuliani's performances and the headaches he has caused as contradictory statements between the two flash across the chyrons on his screen.

 

 





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  # 2010429 9-May-2018 08:55
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Should NZ join the Coalition of the Willing to play the game "Fire and Fury V2".

 

I wonder if former allies note that to rub it in, Trump timed the announcement for VE Day, and if they'll want to join in.

 

Trump owns all of the consequences of this - and those may last for centuries.


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  # 2010486 9-May-2018 09:39
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kingdragonfly: I state without fear of contradiction, Giuliani is the worst lawyer ever.

I suspect a housefly would say, in its lifespan of 28 days, "wow, Trump's scandals develop quickly."

"Rudy Giuliani Keeps Making Things Worse for Trump: A Closer Look"


 

Absolutely priceless, and - it's not satire. A must-watch. Thanks, KD tongue-out

 

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  # 2012772 9-May-2018 15:44
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CNN - Trump's Iran decision raises the stakes on North Korea

 


Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's scrapping of the Iran deal he inherited raised the stakes for a North Korean agreement he hopes to build, a contradiction over two aspiring nuclear powers that pose the biggest foreign policy challenge yet for his administration.

 

The President didn't wait for his critics to link Iran and North Korea.
He proudly made the connection himself, standing in the Diplomatic Reception Room on Tuesday, declaring: "Relationships are building. Hopefully a deal will happen."

 

 





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  # 2012828 9-May-2018 17:39
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Sideface:

 

 

 

Fake news!

 

Trump doesn't know words like "Abrogating".





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  # 2012832 9-May-2018 17:55
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Trump = Corruption...

 

 

A company tied to a Russian oligarch sent $500,000 last year to an entity that President Donald Trump’s lawyer used to pay hush money to porn actress Stephanie Clifford, her attorney Michael Avenatti claimed.

 

That and other revelations caught the president’s team off guard when Avenatti unveiled them Tuesday on Twitter. It’s the latest twist in litigation brought by Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, centered on a $130,000 payment that lawyer Michael Cohen arranged on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to secure Clifford’s silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

 

In a document made public online, Avenatti uncovered several corporate relationships. Among $4.43 million in transactions identified by Avenatti as suspicious were deposits from AT&T Inc. and a unit of Novartis AG to the Cohen company. AT&T confirmed shortly afterward that it had paid Cohen a consulting fee late last year to provide “insights” into the Trump White House.

 

The money flows outlined by Avenatti ran largely through an account that Cohen opened at First Republic Bank in October 2016, just ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Soon after, Viktor Vekselberg -- a Russian oligarch with links to Russian President Vladimir Putin -- “caused substantial funds to be deposited into the bank account, from which Cohen made the payment” to Daniels, Avenatti said.

 

Avenatti cited four payments from AT&T of $50,000 apiece, in late 2017 and early 2018, without further explanation.

 

AT&T announced just before the election that it would merge with Time Warner Inc. Trump regularly criticized Time Warner’s CNN unit on the campaign trail and threatened to derail any merger.

 

Essential Consultants “was one of several firms we engaged in early 2017 to provide insights into understanding the new administration. They did no legal or lobbying work for us, and the contract ended in December 2017,” AT&T said in a statement.

 

Around that time, the Justice Department sued to block the merger. After a six-week trial, a judge is now weighing whether to approve the deal or block it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2012840 9-May-2018 18:15
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You know Trump's between a rock and a hard place when a conservative, right-leaning magazine like Bloomberg publishes this kind of article.

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  # 2012842 9-May-2018 18:17
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What happened today? I browsed (again) HRC's book at the local Whitcoulls. The chapter called 'Election Night' from about page 370 onwards cheered me up no end!


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  # 2012845 9-May-2018 18:23
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The money flows outlined by Avenatti ran largely through an account that Cohen opened at First Republic Bank in October 2016, just ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Soon after, Viktor Vekselberg -- a Russian oligarch with links to Russian President Vladimir Putin -- “caused substantial funds to be deposited into the bank account, from which Cohen made the payment” to Daniels, Avenatti said.

 

 

 

Only the best crooks.  He owns 15 Faberge eggs.

 

How would somebody be able to afford that?  Well by being able to "negotiate great business deals":

 

 

In 2008, Vekselberg proxied a deal between Russian and Hungarian governments, buying the former embassy building from Hungary for $21m and immediately selling it to the Russian government for $116m, while the market price of the building was estimated at $50m. Investigation of the paper trail by Alexey Navalny and the Rospil project has found several invalid and backdated documents, thus suggesting a collusion (e.g. the tender held by the Hungarian side was totally fictive, as the building was already sold by that time). Hungarian officials responsible for the deal (Tátrai Miklós, Marta Horvathne Fekszi and Arpad Szekely) were detained in February 2011. On the Russian side, a criminal investigation was only started in August 2013.

 

 

He's clearly even better at that money laundering game than Trump:

 

 

In 2004, Trump acquired a 6.26-acre site with a 60,000-square-foot mansion at auction for $41.35 million. After performing renovations, the real estate billionaire sold the property for a then-record $95 million to a company controlled by Dmitry Rybolovlev.

 

 

One thing that these Russian Oligarchs have in common is that they throw a few pennies the way of charitable donations.  OK, it's millions, but a million is only a 0.1% tax on a billion, and they've got billions.

 

Trump is arguably worse - as he takes money from the charitable foundation he set up, and uses it for himself.


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  # 2012846 9-May-2018 18:25
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amiga500:

 

What happened today? I browsed (again) HRC's book at the local Whitcoulls. The chapter called 'Election Night' from about page 370 onwards cheered me up no end!

 

 

We're steps closer - both to World War 3 and also to having Trump locked up.

 

Sorry, no news on Pizzagate today!

 

 


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  # 2012847 9-May-2018 18:26
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amiga500:

 

What happened today? I browsed (again) HRC's book at the local Whitcoulls. The chapter called 'Election Night' from about page 370 onwards cheered me up no end!

 

 

The sad thing about this is that once it became HRC or the Donald, America could not win.


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