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  # 2231331 5-May-2019 21:56
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The President Of The USA: Donald Trump

Facebook banned a bunch including white supremacist types a couple of days ago. Trump tried to bring them back a day later retweeting posts from their accounts.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/04/trump-facebook-far-right-bans-support-twitter

Trump tweets support for far-right figures banned by Facebook

President railed against social media companies on Saturday and said he would ‘monitor the censorship’ of US citizens

Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of far-right and other extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!”

The president, who at the weekend tweeted and retweeted complaints, including complaints from rightwing figures themselves, said he would “monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms”.
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On Saturday, as the Facebook row raged, Trump tweeted harsh criticism of mainstream news organizations such as the Washington Post and New York Times, while lashing out against social media platforms for banning the editors of a prominent American conspiracy theory website, Infowars.

Trump retweeted multiple tweets denouncing the social media bans from an Infowars editor, as well as a one from far-right activist Lauren Southern, who has been banned from entering the UK for being deemed “not conducive to the public good”.

Southern was part of a 2017 far-right expedition that hired a ship to attempt to interfere with operations to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean.

Trump has previously asserted that social media companies exhibit bias against conservatives, something the companies have rejected as untrue. His comments came after Facebook this week banned Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones and others, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals”.

The company also removed far-right provocateurs Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, and Paul Nehlen, a white supremacist who staged an unsuccessful congressional bid in 2018, along with Jones’ site, Infowars.
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Judd Legum, the founder of ThinkProgress, a news site based at the progressive thinktank the Center for American Progress, said on CNN on Sunday that: “Trump is doing this because he needs people to believe that Facebook is biased against him.”

The president previously professed that leading social media platforms such as Facebook and the search engine Google have an anti-conservative bias.

But Legum posited that Trump also don’t want Facebook to crack down on misleading content, such as Infowars touting conspiracy theories, when his own 2020 election campaign team is likely to use misleading content in its electioneering.

Kmele Foster, co-host of the podcast The Fifth Column, said Facebook should not be “coerced” into banning controversial users.

“Speech can be dangerous but it’s more dangerous to engage in censorship,” he said.

The latest bans apply both to Facebook’s main service and to Instagram and extend to fan pages and other related accounts.

Trump appeared on Infowars in 2015, during his Republican presidential primary campaign, and praised Alex Jones. “Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down,” he said.
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Several media outlets reported that the tweet that violated Twitter’s rules referenced the Mueller report and included the phrase “#HangThemAll”.
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  # 2231431 6-May-2019 10:13
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The Don is back into victim mode ... two stollen years ...   😞

 





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  # 2231460 6-May-2019 10:32
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The Don is back into victim mode ... two stollen years ...   😞

 

 

 

 

No wonder Fat bottom is pissed. Just look at all that butter and sugar he is missing out on!

 

 

 

 





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  # 2231461 6-May-2019 10:34
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and yet another flip-flop ...

 

The Washington Post - In reversal, Trump says Mueller ‘should not testify’ before Congress

 

May 5 at 4:54 PM

 

President Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should not testify before Congress, reversing course from his previous position that the decision is up to Attorney General William P. Barr. ...

 





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  # 2231685 6-May-2019 14:49
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From Wikipedia:

Sealed indictment

An indictment can be sealed so that it stays non-public until it is unsealed. This can be done for a number of reasons. It may be unsealed, for example, once the named person is arrested or has been notified by police.

I guess it's pointless to point out to any Trump fans there's no legal definition or consequence for "collusion".

It's "conspiracy" that's illegal. Trump's campaign team definitely conspired with the Russian.

There's probably a sealed indictment waiting till he's no longer president, at which point he will be arrested.

This is doubly true for New York State. I'd bet a house payment they have a sealed indictment.

I'm hoping he doesn't die from his poor diet of cheese burgers and diet Coke before he gets to wear an orange prison jumpsuit. I'm interested if his skin tone or jump suit colour is more orange.

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  # 2232104 7-May-2019 08:40
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"Two stollen years" - the sequel ...

 

The Washington Post - Claiming two years of his presidency were ‘stolen,’ Trump suggests he’s owed overtime

 

May 6 at 5:47 AM

 


Democrats running for president are weighing the idea of government reparations for black Americans to compensate for slavery and discrimination.

 

President Trump on Sunday seemed to warm to the idea of reparations - for himself, and in the form of an unconstitutional, two-year addition to his first term in the White House.

 

He retweeted a proposal offered by Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, that he be granted another two years in office as recompense for time lost to the Russia investigation.

 

Half of his first term, Trump wrote in a Twitter dispatch of his own, had been “stolen.” :

 



 

The argument was perhaps tongue-in-cheek, leading some legal experts to dismiss the comments as bravado.

 

Others, however, saw the president’s apparent longing to overstay his four-year term in office as an assault on the rule of law.

 

That it was raised playfully, they said, was small comfort, especially given Trump’s playful refusal, in the fall of 2016, to say that he would accept the outcome of an election that polling suggested he was destined to lose. ...

 






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  # 2232105 7-May-2019 08:43
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The Washington Post - Trump would have been charged with obstruction were he not president, hundreds of former federal prosecutors assert

 

May 6 at 2:00 PM

 


More than 370 former federal prosecutors who worked in Republican and Democratic administrations have signed on to a statement asserting special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s findings would have produced obstruction charges against President Trump - if not for the office he held.

 

The statement offers a rebuttal to Attorney General William P. Barr’s determination that the evidence Mueller uncovered was “not sufficient” to establish that Trump committed a crime.

 

Mueller had declined to say one way or the other whether Trump should have been charged, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that sitting presidents cannot be indicted, as well as concerns about the fairness of accusing someone for whom there can be no court proceeding.

 

“Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice,” the former federal prosecutors wrote. ...

 



 

The statement is notable for the number of people who signed it - 375 as of Monday afternoon - and the positions and political affiliations of some on the list.

 

It was posted online Monday afternoon:

 

STATEMENT BY FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS

 

DOJ Alumni Statement





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  # 2232189 7-May-2019 10:49
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The New York Times

 

Today's headlines speak for themselves ...

 

  • Steven Mnuchin Refuses to Release Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress

  • House Judiciary Committee to Vote Wednesday to Hold Barr in Contempt

  • Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace





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  # 2232218 7-May-2019 11:54
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They are headed for a civil war. I don't see how it can end any other way. Not that it will matter when we all go extinct.

 

 





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  # 2232240 7-May-2019 12:20
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Let's hear it for the fruitcake in the White house.


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  # 2232244 7-May-2019 12:28
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Let's hear it for the fruitcake in the White house.

 

 

President Stollen?   🙃





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  # 2232599 8-May-2019 07:29
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How fortunate that the President is an expert on everything, including political correctness in horse racing

Trump on Kentucky Derby & Tiger Woods

Something weird happened at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. They declared a horse named 'Maximum Security' the winner and then undeclared it. Of course, after the stewards got together and determined that Maximum Security obstructed the other horse's path, Trump was on Twitter to weigh in.

Today at the White House Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to none other than Tiger Woods, and Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen began his prison sentence.


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  # 2232637 8-May-2019 08:30
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The Washington Post - Trump would have been charged with obstruction were he not president, hundreds of former federal prosecutors assert

 

 

UPDATE:  More than 650 former federal prosecutors have now signed this statement asserting that if the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel did not prohibit a sitting president from being indicted, President Trump would be charged with obstruction of justice.

 

 

STATEMENT BY FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS

 

DOJ Alumni Statement

 

 

 





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  # 2232851 8-May-2019 11:10
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BARR REFUSES TO GIVE HONEST ANSWER AT MCDONALDS DRIVE-THRU WINDOW.

 

 

BETHESDA, Maryland (The Borowitz Report)—Attorney General William Barr on Thursday proved unable to give honest answers to a drive-thru window at a local McDonalds.

 

Barr, who drove up to the window mid-morning, appeared evasive and halting after the drive-thru attendant asked to take his order.

 

“I cannot recall what I would like to order at this time,” Barr said, according to the attendant.

 

When pressed repeatedly to name a burger, drink, or side order that he preferred, Barr stonewalled, the attendant said.

 

“The questions I was asking him couldn’t have been clearer,” the attendant told reporters. “Finally I asked him if he wanted to order a Big Brekkie Beef Burger. He refused to give me a yes-or-no answer.”

 

“I came away feeling that he had been less than candid,” the attendant said.

 

Speaking through an official spokesperson later in the day, Barr said that he would never appear at McDonalds again.





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