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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #450 on: May 03, 2018, 05:08:21 AM »
Because there isn't enough incense in the world...




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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #451 on: May 03, 2018, 05:12:44 AM »
Because there isn't enough incense in the world...




Mags, where so you get these from?  That's very funny, I love it!
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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #453 on: May 03, 2018, 09:01:42 AM »
Is that a moral compass needle on top?
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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #454 on: May 03, 2018, 04:11:11 PM »
"I knew nothing about the money I admit that I refunded to my lawyer to buy of that woman for that event that never happened."
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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #455 on: May 03, 2018, 04:13:37 PM »
Is that a moral compass needle on top?
Probably.  ;D

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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #456 on: May 04, 2018, 05:46:22 AM »
"I knew nothing about the money I admit that I refunded to my lawyer to buy of that woman for that event that never happened."
But now, according to his lawyer, it did happened.
 :picard facepalm:

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WASHINGTON — President Trump reimbursed Michael D. Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer, for a $130,000 payment that Mr. Cohen has said he made to keep a pornographic film actress from going public before the 2016 election with her story about an affair with Mr. Trump, according to Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of the president’s lawyers.
...
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/us/politics/trump-michael-cohen-stormy-daniels-giuliani.html

It's like a soap opera. :popcorn:
What should we call it?
The Commander in Chief's Stormy Days.
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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #457 on: May 04, 2018, 06:13:08 PM »
"I knew nothing about the money I admit that I refunded to my lawyer to buy of that woman for that event that never happened."
But now, according to his lawyer, it did happened.
 :picard facepalm:

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WASHINGTON — President Trump reimbursed Michael D. Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer, for a $130,000 payment that Mr. Cohen has said he made to keep a pornographic film actress from going public before the 2016 election with her story about an affair with Mr. Trump, according to Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of the president’s lawyers.
...
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/us/politics/trump-michael-cohen-stormy-daniels-giuliani.html

It's like a soap opera. :popcorn:
What should we call it?
The Commander in Chief's Stormy Days.
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Oh god I just hope they didn't film it  :puke:

And then Joe Rogan and whoever else are over here talking about how Hillary and everyone else were trying to affect the outcome of the election. But now they go even further then that and say that they were trying to set up things about beyond her presidency to affect her legacy. As if this is all just some sort of brainwashing campaign that has been going on forever. But nobody liked George Bush and many people still don't. Fucking Kanye doesn't even like George Bush.

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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #458 on: May 04, 2018, 06:57:29 PM »

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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #459 on: May 23, 2018, 07:28:45 PM »
Oh, dear . . .

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Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.

The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law.

Mr Cohen denies the allegation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44215656
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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #460 on: May 24, 2018, 02:23:21 PM »
Oh, dear . . .

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Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.

The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law.

Mr Cohen denies the allegation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44215656

Well...

I'm sure it's nothing.

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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #461 on: June 30, 2018, 08:24:19 AM »
The US Ambassador to Estonia has retired, after servingv6 presidents, because of Trump's attitude towards Europe.
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U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Resigns in Disgust After Trump Anti-Europe Rants
he U.S. ambassador to Estonia, James D. Melville Jr., a career diplomat and member of the senior foreign service ranks, announced to friends Friday that he was resigning amid a string of controversial comments President Donald Trump made about U.S. allies in Europe.

Melville, who has served as a diplomat for 33 years and as ambassador to Estonia since 2015, was due to retire soon but said in a private Facebook post announcing his retirement that Trump’s behavior and comments accelerated his decision.
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/06/29/u-s-ambassador-to-estonia-resigns-in-disgust-after-trump-anti-europe-rants-nato-european-union-diplomacy-transatlantic-alliance/

It seems that he is just the latest in line:

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Top Diplomat Says U.S. Has Lost 60% of Its Career Ambassadors Under President Trump
The U.S. has lost 60% of its career ambassadors since January, according to the head of the union that represents diplomatic staff.

Barbara Stephenson, the head of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) and former U.S. Ambassador to Panama, wrote in a memo to members that diplomatic leadership ranks are being “depleted at a dizzying speed.”

She referred to a recent TIME cover which she said corroborated her vision of government being dismantled. “The cover of the TIME magazine that arrived as I was writing this column jarred me with its graphic of wrecking balls and warning of ‘dismantling government as we know it,'” she wrote.

She blamed the decline in staff partially on “the decision to slash promotion numbers by more than half.”
http://time.com/5016774/trump-ambassadors-state-department-lost-60-percent-afsa-barbara-stephenson/

So, now, can one expected syncophants to be selected for these posts?
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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #462 on: June 30, 2018, 03:06:39 PM »
Trump and his like are shitheads, and that's putting it lightly.
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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #463 on: July 02, 2018, 03:47:25 PM »
Cohen to blab?

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Michael Cohen Cuts Bait On Donald Trump In Interview With George Stephanopoulos
During the interview, Stephanopoulos said, the man who famously said he would take a bullet for Trump said, when asked what he will do if prosecutors offer him leniency in exchange for intel on Trump’s contacts with Russians during the election and etc, said, “My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will. I put family and country first.”

Cohen did not offer praise of Trump at any point in the interview, Stephanopoulos said.
https://deadline.com/2018/07/michael-cohen-donald-trump-cuts-bait-george-stephanopoulos-good-morning-america-video-1202420395/

Might be interesting if he really does talk turkey with Mueller. But . . .

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What Could Michael Cohen Tell Robert Mueller?
[ ... ]
First, there is the Russia connection. Cohen has extensive links in New York’s business community of Russian-born immigrants. It is well known that he worked with Felix Sater, a Russian-born business associate of Trump, on an abortive project to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow. Sater has said that there was nothing untoward about their efforts. But, according to a lengthy report that Buzzfeed published last month, “FBI agents investigating Russia’s interference in the election learned that Cohen was in frequent contact with foreign individuals about Trump Moscow—and that some of these individuals had knowledge of or played a role in 2016 election meddling.”

Mueller may also be interested in clearing up the issue of whether Cohen visited Prague in 2016, and met with people connected to Russia, as was alleged in the Steele dossier. Cohen has adamantly denied that he visited the Czech capital, although he concedes that he did go to Italy for a week in August, 2016. A couple of months ago, McClatchy reported that Mueller's team has unearthed evidence that Cohen did go to Prague, but that story hasn’t been confirmed by other media outlets.
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https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/what-could-michael-cohen-tell-robert-mueller
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Re: Deeper into the Trump Abyss.
« Reply #464 on: July 19, 2018, 03:31:14 PM »
Despite Trump's spinning on the spot regarding whether or not Russia interfered with the elections etc. Putin has elected to nake matters more confusing by ignoring the Trump Twist and defending the Fat Fool.

But Putin seems to be further spinning things, using the situation to imply a thinly veiled threat regarding world peace. As has seen seen before Putin is a master at intrigue in a country where violent intrigue has been a constant part of their history.

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Putin hails Helsinki summit as a success and chides Trump's critics

Vladimir Putin called his first summit with Donald Trump a success, and said on Thursday that Trump’s opponents in the US are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war.

In his first public comments about the summit, the Russian president told the country’s diplomats that US-Russian relations are “in some ways worse than during the cold war”, but that his meeting with Trump on Monday allowed them to start on “the path to positive change”.

Trump now claims he was 'very strong' with Putin on election meddling
“It’s naive to think that the problems would be solved in a few hours. But no one expected that,” Putin said.

“We will see how things develop further,” Putin said, evoking unnamed “forces” in the US trying to prevent any improvement in relations and “putting narrow party interests above the national interest”.

Putin faces no serious political opposition at home, and leads a country that has never experienced a democratic transfer of power.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/putin-trump-latest-news-russia-helsinki-summit-response

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