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  #2346934 31-Oct-2019 19:15
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  #2346940 31-Oct-2019 19:41
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Payday lenders discussed raising money for Trump’s campaign to fend off regulation, audio reveals

To ensure Democrats don’t block weaker industry rules, payday lenders said they needed access to Trump.

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Billing himself as one of President Trump’s top fundraisers, Michael Hodges told fellow payday lenders recently that industry contributions to the president’s reelection campaign could be leveraged to gain access to the Trump administration.

“Every dollar amount, no matter how small or large it is” is important, Hodges, founder of Advance Financial, one of the country’s largest payday lenders, said during a 48-minute webcast, obtained by The Washington Post.

“For example, I’ve gone to Ronna McDaniel and said, ‘Ronna, I need help on something,’ ” Hodges said, referring to the chair of the Republican National Committee. “She’s been able to call over to the White House and say, ‘Hey, we have one of our large givers. They need an audience. … They need to be heard and you need to listen to them.’ So that’s why it’s important.”

The Sept. 24 webinar sponsored by Borrow Smart Compliance, an industry consultant, gives surprisingly frank insight into the payday lending industry’s strategy to push for weaker government regulations by forging a tight relationship with the Trump administration and the president’s campaign. The payday lending industry, made up of businesses that make short-term loans to consumers at high interest rates, is awaiting new rules that could weaken Obama administration requirements. Those rules include a requirement that the companies must ensure consumers can afford to repay the money they borrow.

...“When Trump was elected, the needle moved in our favor — finally,” Max Wood of Borrow Smart Compliance said during the webinar.

“If you need something and we may need something … then it would be good to be able to pick up the phone and call someone that could get the president’s attention,” Wood said during the webinar. Contributing to Trump’s campaign will help keep the president in office, he said, and “it will give [Hodges] access in the event that we need to have access to the president.”

...The YouTube video was discovered by two advocacy groups, Allied Progress and Americans for Financial Reform.

“We have here a striking example of how money in American politics leads to the abuse of consumers in the financial services marketplace,” said Linda Jun, senior policy counsel at Americans for Financial Reform.

Derek Martin, director of Allied Progress, said: “This presentation reflects the worst of Washington, D.C. — wealthy executives buying off politicians so they can keep their predatory business model intact.”
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/29/payday-lenders-discussed-raising-money-trumps-campaign-fend-off-regulation-audio-reveals/

 
 
 
 


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  #2346945 31-Oct-2019 19:58
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Military May Use Lethal Force on Civil Disturbances at Border

TYT By: Ken Klippenstein

President Trump’s U.S. military deployment at the southern border has been authorized to use lethal force in response to civil disturbances at ports of entry, according to Pentagon documents obtained exclusively by The Young Turks.

The documents, marked For Official Use Only (“FOUO”), reveal that during civil disturbance operations, certain military personnel have been granted “lethal capability” to protect soldiers in riot control formation at ports of entry. Military personnel are also permitted, the documents show, to use “deadly force” to protect other personnel engaged in border security operations and even to protect property.


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https://tyt.com/stories/4vZLCHuQrYE4uKagy0oyMA/AcMLHVPIrOSwg9dYv6Ycp

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  #2346948 31-Oct-2019 20:05
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Team Trump is Mad at Jimmy Kimmel

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Another day of testimony and turmoil in Washington DC as former National Security Advisor John Bolton was invited to appear before Congress, Trump has his daily misspelling on Twitter, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is left in the dark, and Team Trump demands a correction from Jimmy despite Trump’s lies about Jimmy and the 14,000 other lies he has told since taking office.


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  #2347043 1-Nov-2019 08:32
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The New York Times - A Divided House Endorses Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump

 

Oct. 31, 2019

 


WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided House of Representatives voted Thursday to endorse the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump, in a historic action that set up a critical new public phase of the process and underscored the toxic political polarization that serves as its backdrop.

 

The vote was 232-196 to approve a resolution that sets out rules for an impeachment process for which there are few precedents, and which promises to consume the country a little more than a year before the 2020 elections.

 

It was only the third time in modern history that the House had taken a vote on an impeachment inquiry into a sitting president.

 

Two Democrats broke with their party to vote against the measure, while Republicans - under immense pressure from Mr. Trump to shut down the impeachment inquiry altogether - unanimously opposed it.

 

Minutes after the vote, the White House press secretary denounced the process as “a sham impeachment” and “a blatantly partisan attempt to destroy the president.” ...

 

 

 

 





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  #2347146 1-Nov-2019 12:28
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TRUMP CONFIDENT THAT HIS IMPEACHMENT WILL GET HIGHEST EVER TV RATINGS

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Donald Trump boasted that the television ratings of his impeachment will be higher than any other impeachment in history.

 

“Everywhere I go, people tell me that when I'm impeached, they’re going to watch it,” he said. “The ratings are going to be through the roof.”

 

He said that he expected his impeachment ratings to be “many, many times” the size of the audience for Bill Clinton’s impeachment, in 1998.

 

“It’s not even going to be close,” Trump said. “The ratings for Bill Clinton’s impeachment were a joke.”

 

Asked about the recent impeachment of the former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Trump said, “Did anyone even watch that one? That was Korea. Nobody cares.”

 

As for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, he said, “I didn’t hear about that one. I don’t follow Brazil. I like Argentina. I saw ‘Evita’ many, many times. Andrew Lloyd Webber did a great job. Millions and millions of people loved it. But that was a Broadway show, not an impeachment.”

 

Even though he anticipates “just terrific” ratings for his impeachment, Trump said that he did not expect the media to provide an honest accounting of his audience size.

 

“They’re going to lie and say that a lot of people who watched my impeachment didn’t watch, and that’s going to be very bad and unfair, but it’s not going to change the fact that my impeachment will be a great impeachment, a really beautiful impeachment,” he said.





'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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  #2347168 1-Nov-2019 14:41
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Rudy Giuliani needed Apple genius help to unlock his iPhone after being named Trump cybersecurity adviser

Giuliani’s actions call into question his understanding of basic security measures, two former FBI cyber experts told NBC News.

NBC News By Rich Schapiro

Less than a month after he was named President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity adviser in 2017, Rudy Giuliani walked into an Apple store in downtown San Francisco.

He wasn’t looking for a new gadget. Giuliani was looking for help.

He was locked out of his iPhone because he had forgotten the passcode and entered the wrong one at least 10 times, according to two people familiar with the matter and a photo of an internal Apple store memo obtained by NBC News.

“Very sloppy,” said one of the people, a former Apple store employee who was there on the day that Giuliani stopped by in February 2017.

“Trump had just named him as an informal adviser on cybersecurity and here, he couldn’t even master the fundamentals of securing your own device.”

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rudy-giuliani-needed-apple-genius-help-unlock-his-iphone-after-n1074241

 
 
 
 


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  #2347446 2-Nov-2019 08:04
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Trump is moving to Florida to further evade taxes: Florida, has no state income tax or inheritance tax.

If Florida was a country, it would be a "sh1thole country" as Trump once put it.

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Trump, Lifelong New Yorker, Declares Himself a Resident of Florida

The president filed a “declaration of domicile” last month saying that his property in Palm Beach will be his permanent residence.

He came of age in Queens, built Trump Tower, starred in “The Apprentice,” bankrupted his businesses six times, and drew cheering crowds and angry protesters to Fifth Avenue after his election. Through it all, President Trump — rich, bombastic and to many Americans the epitome of a New Yorker — was intertwined with the city he called his lifelong home.

No longer.

In late September, Mr. Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Florida...

“Good riddance,” New York Govenor Andrew M. Cuomo tweeted. “It’s not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway. He’s all yours, Florida.”
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/us/politics/trump-new-york-florida-primary-residence.html

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  #2347448 2-Nov-2019 08:19
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Trump Impeachment Resolution Passes With Zero Republican Votes

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Not only are House Republicans standing firm behind the President, their leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy was willing to go on the record to say that Trump's actions on Ukraine were completely appropriate.


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  #2347450 2-Nov-2019 08:33
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How President Donald Trump And Clinton’s Impeachment Inquiries Differ

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NBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos breaks down how President Trump’s impeachment inquiry is unfolding differently from former President Bill Clinton’s.


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  #2347470 2-Nov-2019 09:14
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Basically here's Trump's position: if you impeach me for abusing power, I'll abuse my power by withholding your campaign funds.

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

CNN’s Dana Bash: Trump May Withhold Campaign Funds from GOP Senators Who Vote for Impeachment

Mediaite By Connor Mannion

CNN’s Dana Bash said she was hearing that President Donald Trump might try to withhold campaign funds from vulnerable Republican senators over their vote on impeachment.

Anchor Wolf Blitzer noted that if the House votes to impeach Trump, the Senate would need 67 senators to vote to convict.

Bash referred back to previous reporting from White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins, who reported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Trump to back off on attacking Senate Republicans.

“He told him to stop attacking Senate Republicans because he told the president essentially, the fate of your presidency lies in the hands of some of these people that you’re going after, including people like Mitt Romney who the president has been tweeting about furiously,” Collins reported.

Bash noted that the conversation could flip down the road with Trump putting pressure on Senate Republicans.

“It is the president who controls tens of millions of dollars through the Republican National Committee,” Bash said. “That money is so critical for so many of these Republican senators who are in tough re-election contests. And so what I was told to watch for is whether or not the president says ‘these front liners better not vote against me on impeachment because I will withhold funding for them for their re-election.’ Those are real political tensions that are going on.”

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-dana-bash-trump-may-withhold-campaign-funds-from-gop-senators-who-vote-for-impeachment/


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  #2347650 2-Nov-2019 18:40
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The New York Times - The ‘Whimpering’ Terrorist Only Trump Seems to Have Heard

 

Nov. 1, 2019

 


WASHINGTON — It was a vivid scene worthy of the ending of a Hollywood thriller, the image of a ruthless terrorist mastermind finally brought to justice “whimpering and crying and screaming all the way” to his death. 

 

But it may be no more true than a movie script.

 

In the days since President Trump gave the world a graphic account of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s last minutes, no evidence has emerged to confirm it. 

 

The secretary of defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the regional commander who oversaw the operation that killed the leader of the Islamic State all say they have no idea what the president was talking about. ...

 



 





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  #2347701 3-Nov-2019 07:46
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The Trump Impeachment Trial Could Look A Lot Like The Kavanaugh Hearings

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While Senate Republicans are pledging to conduct a fair trial should the Trump impeachment reach that chamber, there is reason to suspect Senators may ignore damning testimony and vote to clear the President anyway.


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  #2347777 3-Nov-2019 12:12
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According to the Washington Post, Trump's wall is full of holes. Drug and people smugglers are cutting through it as fast as it can be built. They are also going over it. Only truly stupid people (!) think a physical wall can keep anyone out. If it can be built, it can be penetrated. As much smarter people have pointed out, an effective barrier would be one that makes use of many techniques together. A wall is simply a very dumb idea that can be comprehended by very dumb people. It is the immigration equivalent of the War on Drugs.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 




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  #2347813 3-Nov-2019 14:51
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It's important that Americans are still able to get their nose candy from South America.


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