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The Don 31st July 2018 02:22 PM

John Kelly to stay on until 2020 which means he will likely be sacked within the week.

alfaniner 31st July 2018 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12379899)
John Kelly to stay on until 2020 which means he will likely be sacked within the week.

My thought precisely. "Firin' Friday" comin' up!

Trebuchet 31st July 2018 04:49 PM

Will he be replaced by Sean Hannity, perhaps?

Jim_MDP 31st July 2018 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12380033)
Will he be replaced by Sean Hannity, perhaps?

But then who will Trump replace Sean with for their nightly pillow talk calls? [emoji14]

Stacko 31st July 2018 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim_MDP (Post 12380045)
But then who will Trump replace Sean with for their nightly pillow talk calls? [emoji14]

Tucker?

Jim_MDP 31st July 2018 07:01 PM

:D

Norman Alexander 31st July 2018 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim_MDP (Post 12380045)
But then who will Trump replace Sean with for their nightly pillow talk calls? [emoji14]

At his rate of deterioration, Alex Jones or Pat Robertson.

alfaniner 31st July 2018 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim_MDP (Post 12380045)
But then who will Trump replace Sean with for their nightly pillow talk calls? [emoji14]

Rush Limbaugh, since he just tweeted he "gets it".

Norman Alexander 31st July 2018 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 12380205)
Rush Limbaugh, since he just tweeted he "gets it".

Usually when a mafia boss says someone "gets it", they mean an offer they can't refuse.

Dr. Keith 1st August 2018 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12380033)
Will he be replaced by Sean Hannity, perhaps?

Not unless Fox is going to keep paying him while he is in the WH.

The Don 1st August 2018 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 12380555)
Not unless Fox is going to keep paying him while he is in the WH.

I don't know, Donald Trump is demonstrating how to monetise public office ;)

Dr. Keith 1st August 2018 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12380565)
I don't know, Donald Trump is demonstrating how to monetise public office ;)

But would the next person to walk into the pyramid office be as likely to make a buck as the early investors occupants?

CORed 1st August 2018 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12351660)
Indeed! They should put him in one, lock it, and throw the key in the Gulf of Mexico.

Better yet, put the key on a rocket and send it into the sun. There is an ever-so-slight chance that the key could be recovered from the Gulf of Mexico.

Norman Alexander 1st August 2018 05:11 PM

Just my comment: At the rate Giuliani, as Donny's own hand-picked lawyer, is continually undermining Donny's lies version of events every time he opens his jowls, he might be the next one with his withered neck on the chopping block.

dudalb 1st August 2018 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12381123)
Just my comment: At the rate Giuliani, as Donny's own hand-picked lawyer, is continually undermining Donny's lies version of events every time he opens his jowls, he might be the next one with his withered neck on the chopping block.

I think a lawyer as inept as Giuliani has been would have been fired by most people by now;but with Donnie Personal Loyalty is more important then competence.

quadraginta 1st August 2018 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12381139)
I think a lawyer as inept as Giuliani has been would have been fired by most people by now;but with Donnie Personal Loyalty is more important then competence.


I'm not sure he has a lot of choices.

Unlike 'the swamp', I think the pool of competent lawyers willing to work for Trump, regardless of loyalty, has pretty much dried up.

Being competent tends to suggest a certain amount of intelligence. They value their future careers as lawyers more than a temporarily needed personal loyalty to a narcissistic moron that they know will treat them as a disposable commodity.

Especially one with a long history of not paying his bills.

LSSBB 1st August 2018 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by CORed (Post 12380624)
Better yet, put the key on a rocket and send it into the sun. There is an ever-so-slight chance that the key could be recovered from the Gulf of Mexico.

No! He ruins everything he touches...

Norman Alexander 2nd August 2018 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by quadraginta (Post 12381150)
I'm not sure he has a lot of choices.

Unlike 'the swamp', I think the pool of competent lawyers willing to work for Trump, regardless of loyalty, has pretty much dried up.

Being competent tends to suggest a certain amount of intelligence. They value their future careers as lawyers more than a temporarily needed personal loyalty to a narcissistic moron that they know will treat them as a disposable commodity.

Especially one with a long history of not paying his bills.

So...Guli is just making money while Donny's sun shines?

Trebuchet 2nd August 2018 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12382540)
So...Guli is just making money while Donny's sun shines?

Why not? It's the American way.
Trump's sons, btw, don't shine at all.

quadraginta 2nd August 2018 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12382540)
So...Guli is just making money while Donny's sun shines?


He doesn't have a lot of other ways to stay in front of the camera.

I doubt that people are lining up to hire his legal services.

dudalb 3rd August 2018 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12382592)
Why not? It's the American way.
Trump's sons, btw, don't shine at all.

True. They have a Fredo, but no Michael.....

Jim_MDP 3rd August 2018 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12383111)
True. They have a Fredo, but no Michael.....

Do they have a Frodo?
They have a Kelly Bundy. :D

(Sorry Tiff... you and Eric might just turn out to be the smart ones... retiring to Upstate New York to run a winery. ;) )

eta: Watch... in 20 years we discover Baron grows up to be the "evil" one. :O

dudalb 3rd August 2018 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim_MDP (Post 12383173)
Do they have a Frodo?
They have a Kelly Bundy. :D

(Sorry Tiff... you and Eric might just turn out to be the smart ones... retiring to Upstate New York to run a winery. ;) )

eta: Watch... in 20 years we discover Baron grows up to be the "evil" one. :O

You do know Donald Trump Jr got the nickname Fredo after the weak,stupid character Fredo Corleone in Godfather 2?

Norman Alexander 3rd August 2018 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12383435)
You do know Donald Trump Jr got the nickname Fredo after the weak,stupid character Fredo Corleone in Godfather 2?

I wonder if Donny Snr thinks he is living that movie...badda-bing, badda-boom!

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d4m10n 14th August 2018 07:27 AM

This is a wee bit off-topic, but as OP Iím willing to stretch things just a bit, at least until I find a better thread.

Last night, Rachel Maddow made the case that the WH & GOP have been systematically purging every high-level FBI official who was in a position to corroborate Comey wrt Trump.

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tl;dr version below

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkiTvMdVsAAXtnB.jpg:small

Giordano 14th August 2018 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12381123)
Just my comment: At the rate Giuliani, as Donny's own hand-picked lawyer, is continually undermining Donny's lies version of events every time he opens his jowls, he might be the next one with his withered neck on the chopping block.

A little ball just dropped in a roulette slot in my head: is it possible that Giuliani is intentionally undermining and embarrassing Trump as revenge for not getting a high level position in the new administration immediately after the 2016 election? A year later Giuliani remained on a slow burn and decided that it now was payback time?

I don't think it is likely - my best guess is that Giuliani really is crazy and will say anything to keep his face in the public eye.

Another question: has Giuliani's actions reached the level that he is in risk of being disbarred for gross incompetency in representing a client?

Giordano 14th August 2018 08:22 AM

I know that Jeff Sessions has been an important topic here, and my sincere apologies if this was already discussed upthread and I missed it:

Just what kind of individual is willing to so repeatedly and publicly be humiliated by his boss as Sessions has been by Trump? Most people would not put up with such disgusting abuse in far less public scenarios. Is it because deep inside Sessions is so honorably dedicated to the rule of law that he is bravely staying on to protect the special investigation and the remnants of independence left in the Justice Department? Or is it, to quote a Kurt Vonnegut Jr character, "I could carve a better man from a banana."?

Sessions: brave defender of liberty or craven lackey? Based on his actions in other areas I would vote crave lackey, but maybe????

d4m10n 14th August 2018 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 12394813)
Just what kind of individual is willing to so repeatedly and publicly be humiliated by his boss as Sessions has been by Trump?

As AG, Sessions is privy to the really inside (highly classified) dirt on the Trump Org/Campaign/Administration, the sort of dirt which may have motivated Trump to sack most of the FBI leadership, as I related just a bit upthread.

Perhaps the AG believes he may outlast POTUS, and finally get down to business under President Pence.

alfaniner 14th August 2018 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 12394803)
A little ball just dropped in a roulette slot in my head: is it possible that Giuliani is intentionally undermining and embarrassing Trump as revenge for not getting a high level position in the new administration immediately after the 2016 election? A year later Giuliani remained on a slow burn and decided that it now was payback time?

I had that same consideration myself a while back. I think he's quite capable of doing that. "Playing the long game" and whatnot.

jimbob 14th August 2018 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 12394828)
I had that same consideration myself a while back. I think he's quite capable of doing that. "Playing the long game" and whatnot.

You do have a bunch of massive egos who have been belittling each other and who hold grudges.

Trebuchet 14th August 2018 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Giordano (Post 12394813)
I know that Jeff Sessions has been an important topic here, and my sincere apologies if this was already discussed upthread and I missed it:

Just what kind of individual is willing to so repeatedly and publicly be humiliated by his boss as Sessions has been by Trump? Most people would not put up with such disgusting abuse in far less public scenarios. Is it because deep inside Sessions is so honorably dedicated to the rule of law that he is bravely staying on to protect the special investigation and the remnants of independence left in the Justice Department? Or is it, to quote a Kurt Vonnegut Jr character, "I could carve a better man from a banana."?

Sessions: brave defender of liberty or craven lackey? Based on his actions in other areas I would vote crave lackey, but maybe????

None of the above. It's all "I won't quit, you have to fire me."

And don't forget, if he quits or is fired, Rod (((Rosenstein))) becomes acting AG.

thaiboxerken 14th August 2018 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12394742)
This is a wee bit off-topic, but as OP Iím willing to stretch things just a bit, at least until I find a better thread.

Last night, Rachel Maddow made the case that the WH & GOP have been systematically purging every high-level FBI official who was in a position to corroborate Comey wrt Trump.

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tl;dr version below

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkiTvMdVsAAXtnB.jpg:small

He's not even hiding his obstruction of justice knowing that the GOP will do nothing about it.

Norman Alexander 14th August 2018 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 12395500)
He's not even hiding his obstruction of justice knowing that the GOP will do nothing about it.

I gather he is also preparing a multi-level self-contained concrete bunker under Mar-a-lago that can't be breached by heavy bombing or shelling. And he is going to continue fighting the war from there.

dudalb 16th August 2018 06:16 PM

Stories that Trump is mad at Sessions because he wanted Sessions to arrest Omorosa,and Sessions refused simply because there were no grounds to do so...Omorosa has violated no federal law.

Norman Alexander 16th August 2018 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12397714)
Stories that Trump is mad at Sessions because he wanted Sessions to arrest Omorosa,and Sessions refused simply because there were no grounds to do so...Omorosa has violated no federal law.

MAKE HER AN OFFER SHE CAN'T REFUSE!

The Great Zaganza 16th August 2018 07:30 PM

The fact that Kelly hasn't been fired yet points to Trump's total dependence on him for keeping the lights in the White House on.

phiwum 16th August 2018 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 12397767)
The fact that Kelly hasn't been fired yet points to Trump's total dependence on him for keeping the lights in the White House on.

In many ways, this may be good. I'm not thrilled that he can't control Trump, but he's a grownup.

Craig4 24th August 2018 12:53 AM

This administration is pretty much the Titanic after the last lift boat filled. They'll be running, screaming to get out only realizing that they're too late. The damage to their reputations has been done.

Foolmewunz 24th August 2018 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12397792)
In many ways, this may be good. I'm not thrilled that he can't control Trump, but he's a grownup.

And at least he's not a deplorable. He's only got his Despicable Third Class badge; needs a couple of points to get up to Apprentice Deplorable. Maybe we should publish some more of his Homeland Security record?

dudalb 24th August 2018 11:07 AM

SO the Apprentice Deplorable has to battle a Master Depolirable to take his place....


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