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Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 03:34 AM

Trump Tweets

For the entire summer, Joe Biden was SILENT as left-wing mobs assaulted police officers. When Biden’s far-left supporters set fire to police cars, precinct stations, and courthouses, Joe Biden called them “PEACEFUL PROTESTORS.” When asked if he would cut police funding, Biden...

...replied “Yes, Absolutely.” Biden calls for abolishing cash bail and closing prisons — and Biden even called law enforcement “the ENEMY.” Biden’s anti-police crusade must STOP. Furthermore, the corporations funding anti-police organizations should instead give their money...

...to the families of crime victims and fallen officers. In the Republican Party, we know that police officers are not villains, but HEROES who risk their lives to KEEP US SAFE 24/7/365!

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 04:08 AM

Trump Retweeted

LORI HENDRY
@Lrihendry
In a democrat America rioting and looting are acceptable. Going down an aisle the wrong way in Publix without a mask is an arrestable offense.

Eric Trump
@EricTrump
Good things happen to great people who have backbone & conviction! On Friday, Erica Enders added #WomenForTrump to both sides of her car & started an amazing movement among the drivers in support of @realDonaldTrump! Minutes ago she won the entire U.S Nationals in Indianapolis!!

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 04:13 AM

Trump Retweeted

Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_

DEVELOPING: Investigators have learned that Obama CIA Director John Brennan ran a secret task force out of Langley with its own separate budget to investigate Trump campaign and alleged ties to Russia. Task force set up before FBI officially launched its own probe on 07/31/16

Herschel Walker
@HerschelWalker
Shame on @KamalaHarris not visiting 911 Caller in WI! As AG in SF, a judge had to intervene for her violating a defendant's constitutional rights. Incarcerated thousands for marijuana charges & then bragged she smoked weed listening to rappers who weren't even known yet!

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 04:15 AM

Trump Retweeted

Ronna McDaniel
@GOPChairwoman
·
Sep 9
From Israel-UAE to Serbia-Kosovo, @realDonaldTrump has accomplished more for peace in the last month than President Obama did in 8 years – and Obama was nominated just *weeks* after being sworn in.
A truly deserving nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump!

Jack Posobiec Flag of United States
@JackPosobiec
Trump banned Critical Race Theory, told off the Military Industrial Complex, announced he’s bringing the troops home, got nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and it’s only Wednesday morning

Rudy W. Giuliani
@RudyGiuliani
It’s clear Robert Mueller was in no condition to run his investigation — so who did?
This is the same CON the Democrats are pulling with Biden!

Ladewig 14th September 2020 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KDLarsen (Post 13222568)
It's good to be king


The Guardian: Trump's first indoor rally since June defies Covid laws, attacks Biden[indent]
Eager to project a sense of normalcy in imagery, Trump soaked up the raucous cheers inside the warehouse venue. Relatively few in the crowd wore masks, with one clear exception: those in the stands directly behind Trump, whose images would end up on TV, were mandated to wear face coverings.
I'm going to assume that yet again, nothing is going to come of it.

A) I wonder how far droplets from raucous cheers can go.

B) He’s traded auditoriums for warehouses?

A+B) I wonder how far droplets from raucous cheers can go in a warehouse.

.....
With every passing week each side becomes more certain that the other side is a bunch of morons making decisions that will kill people.



ETA
“Eager to project a sense of normalcy”?
Trump could not project a sense of normalcy if all his wealth were at stake.

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 04:16 AM

Trump Retweeted
Lou Dobbs
@LouDobbs
Thanks for your kind words Rudy, and for all you've done for the nation and @POTUS! #MAGA #AmericaFirst
Quote Tweet

Rudy W. Giuliani
@RudyGiuliani
@LouDobbs book should be an immediate buy for everyone. It is a persuasive explanation of how @realDonaldTrump, and only Trump, can lead America's already growing economy back to the historic levels pre-China virus.

Ladewig 14th September 2020 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13222614)
Trump Retweeted

Paul Sperry
@paulsperry_

DEVELOPING: Investigators have learned that Obama CIA Director John Brennan ran a secret task force out of Langley with its own separate budget to investigate Trump campaign and alleged ties to Russia. Task force set up before FBI officially launched its own probe on 07/31/16

Herschel Walker
@HerschelWalker
Shame on @KamalaHarris not visiting 911 Caller in WI! As AG in SF, a judge had to intervene for her violating a defendant's constitutional rights. Incarcerated thousands for marijuana charges & then bragged she smoked weed listening to rappers who weren't even known yet!

Investigators?
Like Sheriff Joe and his birth certificate investigators?

What do you think the odds are that President Trump asked at least one person on his staff about setting up a secret CIA team to spy on Team Biden?

ETA
And that conversation included, “But I’m their boss. They have to do what I say”?

Firestone 14th September 2020 04:36 AM

Must be one of the most stupid conspiracy theories ever that "they" launched a myriad investigations on the Trump campaign, but somehow forgot to even leak anything about that before the election.

What the FBI (probably the NYC office) actually leaked was that "Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia" (NYT, Oct 31st, 2016).
And the "Comey letter" of course.

But yeah, Trump is still whining in 2020 about something that actually didn't happen (or if it did, had 0 impact) in 2016.

jimbob 14th September 2020 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 13215532)
But there are tapes, many of them. And there are many Tweets.

If the Democrats are smart, they'll make dozens of ads with Trump's unkept promises, his egging on violence, and his divisiveness,

I don't think the Veterans are better off, show that. And show Trump with his gold toilets claiming how good the stock market is, next to the unemployed and people not surviving. Show all those closed for good businesses.

Show those two people in scrubs holding off Trump supporters.

This stuff is marketing 101. It writes itself.

Oh yes. But I was specifically referring to his "losers and suckers" comment. As that directly attacks something his supporters claim to love.

ETA: it plays against his "truthiness" idea.

Racism and mocking disabled people - "Everyone thinks like that, but the hypocrite libs don't dare say it out loud"
Boasting of sexual assault - "yes it was a bit crass, but again, it's just what a red-blooded man would do in that situation"

Dissing veterans - hmm

Fast Eddie B 14th September 2020 05:33 AM

I watched as much of last night’s rally as I could stand.

Most of what I saw was doomsday demonizing of Biden.

But he also mentioned Obama “spying” on his campaign, which elicited a chant of “Lock him up!”. With Trump soaking it up.

https://youtu.be/9BAnprlmuOE

This was followed by what I think was a chant of “We love you!”, though it was hard for me to make out.

So, we’re at the point where a sitting President suggests the imprisonment of his predecessor. It’s all quite disheartening. And scary.

carlitos 14th September 2020 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13222475)
What next? He'll claim he was awarded the Purple Heart that retired Lt. Col. handed him back in 2016? Or maybe the Nobel Prize that he was nominated for?



Maybe he conflated his Michigan Man of the Year award with the Bay City Rollers.

Armitage72 14th September 2020 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob001 (Post 13222472)
Not even that. It doesn't exist at all.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ida-cuba-biden


It was mentioned in an earlier post that he received an endorsement, not an award, from an organization called the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association.

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 08:04 AM

Trump Tweets

Our people have all left Drudge. He is a confused MESS, has no clue what happened. Down 51%. @DRUDGE
They like REVOLVER and others!

Great, Just Out! 51% Approval Rating in Rasmussen Poll. 95% in Republican Party. Stock Market up BIG today. Will I ever be given credit for the Markets and Economy? Next year will be BIG!

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 08:06 AM

Trump Retweeted

Byron York
@ByronYork
Princeton University group studies 3 months of Black Lives Matter protests. Intent is to show they are 'overwhelmingly peaceful.' But report reveals nearly 570 violent demonstrations--riots--in nearly 220 locations spread all across country. http://ow.ly/wY4u50BiSDg

Ronna McDaniel
@GOPChairwoman
The this is a total smear campaign against @realDonaldTrump. His opponents have been waging one since before he was elected!

Lou Dobbs
@LouDobbs
Biden Megadonor Owns The Atlantic, Reportedly Communicates Often With Journalist Behind Anonymously-Sourced Trump Bombshell

Donald Trump Jr.
@DonaldJTrumpJr
When two dozen phones belonging to Robert Mueller’s crooked henchmen magically all get erased how is anyone supposed to have any faith in our justice system?
Imagine how long all the witnesses they railroaded would be in jail for if they had done that “by accident?”

Firestone 14th September 2020 08:06 AM

I finally get it: Biden is responsible for the pandemic and the riots, while Trump is responsible for the "good" economy.
Co-presidents, as it were.

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 09:04 AM

Trump Tweets
Pathetic!
Quote Tweet

Emerald Robinson Latin cross
@EmeraldRobinson
Bubba Wallace: "There's a noose in my garage!"
FBI: "We'll scramble 15 agents to investigate today!"
Tom Fitton: "The Mueller team destroyed 31 work phones to hide their tracks in 2018!"
FBI: "Sorry, we're busy at an Intersectionality training class."

Trump Tweets
Push it hard Marsha. DOJ must act. This should include Crooked Hillary’s illegal deletion of her emails. SPEED!
Quote Tweet

Sen. Marsha Blackburn
@MarshaBlackburn
Destroying evidence is a federal crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. https://foxnews.com/politics/mueller...e-intelligence

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 09:05 AM

Trump Retweets

Avik Roy
@Avik
So @YouTube just took down a June 23 interview that Scott Atlas (@SWAtlasHoover) did with his employer, Stanford's @HooverInst, because it "contradicts the World Health Organization or local health authorities' medical information about COVID-19."
Antitrust jurisprudence and regulation in the U.S. needs to be modernized on many fronts, especially to tackle the problem of multinational technology companies that attempt to impose a monopoly on information.

Mollie
@MZHemingway
Big Tech is utterly terrifying right now. The World Health Organization is not our master and they are dangerously wrong with alarming frequency. Even if that weren’t true, free people must be free to counter them.

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 09:06 AM

Trump Retweeted

Steve Milloy
@JunkScience
California has a long history of megadroughts that pre-date SUVs.
People can either manage forests intelligently or nature will do it indiscriminately.

Harmeet K. Dhillon
@pnjaban
Hospital industry lobbyists who gave $1m+ to @andrewcuomo convinced him to send thousands of grandparents to their deaths in order to protect hospital bottom lines. There were never any bed shortages in our country. I hope it was worth it, Governor.

Bill Hammond
Raske and GNYHA have become one of Cuomo's closest political allies and financial supporters, donating more than $1M to his 2018 campaign. Cuomo, in turn, has taken extraordinary steps to the benefit of GNYHA's members. https://empirecenter.org/publication...ing-the-money/

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 09:10 AM

Trump Tweets
I am helping Minnesota greatly. OBiden was a Minnesota disaster!
Quote Tweet

David Reaboi
@davereaboi
One thing Somalia definitely doesn’t need is more Somalis radicalized in Minneapolis.

CapelDodger 14th September 2020 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 13222777)
... an organization called the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association.

Suckers and losers.

Mojo 14th September 2020 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13221927)
Trump Tweets

Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won’t work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!


Apparently there’s no such award, but I can imagine Trump being given some sort of award with “pig” in the title.

Bob001 14th September 2020 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Armitage72 (Post 13222777)
It was mentioned in an earlier post that he received an endorsement, not an award, from an organization called the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association.


Trump himself said he won "the highly honored Bay of Pigs award." The endorsement was from 2016. And I'm not sure who this band of elderly counter-revolutionaries thinks they represent. It's not like getting endorsed by the UAW.
https://heavy.com/news/2020/09/trump-bay-of-pigs-award/

TragicMonkey 14th September 2020 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob001 (Post 13222903)
Trump himself said he won "the highly honored Bay of Pigs award."

Eventually he'll remember getting a huge gold trophy in the shape of a pig, presented to him by a team of trained circus pigs, in front of a HUGE stadium full of hundreds of thousands of people cheering him. And it was televised to millions more watching at home. It happened on National Pig Day, and also there were so many people telling Trump he's so smart, he's the smartest, and there was a pork contest and Trump won it along with a second trophy.

varwoche 14th September 2020 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13222856)
Trump Retweeted

Steve Milloy
@JunkScience
California has a long history of megadroughts that pre-date SUVs.
People can either manage forests intelligently or nature will do it indiscriminately.

A blast from the past. He's an activist, global warming denier.

Even if he is right about cause, which he isn't, the fires are predominantly on federal land. It's Trump who needs to get the brooms deployed.

Mojo 14th September 2020 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TragicMonkey (Post 13222947)
Eventually he'll remember getting a huge gold trophy in the shape of a pig, presented to him by a team of trained circus pigs, in front of a HUGE stadium full of hundreds of thousands of people pigs cheering him. And it was televised to millions more watching at home. It happened on National Pig Day, and also there were so many people telling Trump he's so smart, he's the smartest, and there was a pork contest and Trump won it along with a second trophy.


FTFY.

carlitos 14th September 2020 10:31 AM

What are the odds that someone asks him about why he isn't managing the forests, most of which are on federal land?

ETA - which varwoche already said, yeah. :)

JoeMorgue 14th September 2020 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlitos (Post 13222970)
What are the odds that someone asks him about why he isn't managing the forests, most of which are on federal land?

ETA - which varwoche already said, yeah. :)

Oh come on what the odds Trump even knows that Federal Land is?

It's in California on the map, it's California's problem is literally as far as his mind can go, if it goes that far.

Stacyhs 14th September 2020 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13222595)
Trump Tweets

Biden Handlers know this is a lie!
Quote Tweet

New ad by the Biden camp suggesting President Trump will deplete Social Security by 2023, receives four Pinocchios from WAPO.
FACTS MATTER.

We will be substantially LOWERING Medicare Premiums and Prescription Drug Prices, bringing them down to levels that were not thought possible!

Highlighted part: Oh, the irony!!!

I'll believe Medicare premiums and prescription drug prices will be lowered substantially (much less "to levels that were not thought possible") when I see it. Not that Trump lies. No, not at all. Maybe they're part of the fantastic GOP health plan that's coming any day now. Or two weeks from now.

ETA: This is priceless. Immediately after posting that "FACTS MATTER" in one tweet, Trumps tweets .
Quote:

...replied “Yes, Absolutely.” Biden calls for abolishing cash bail and closing prisons — and Biden even called law enforcement “the ENEMY.” Biden’s anti-police crusade must STOP. Furthermore, the corporations funding anti-police organizations should instead give their money..
.

Biden never said any such thing. What he did say was:
Quote:

"Surplus military equipment for law enforcement — they don't need that. The last thing you need is an up-armored Humvee coming into a neighborhood; it's like the military invading. They don't know anybody; they become the enemy, they’re supposed to be protecting these people."
https://www.wral.com/fact-check-penc...text/19188646/

timhau 14th September 2020 10:46 AM

Has anyone else noticed that Rasmussen polls have been really out there lately?

carlitos 14th September 2020 10:48 AM

WaPo documents 20,000 Trump lies and that’s fake news. WaPo gives Joe Biden four Pinocchios and I should care.

alfaniner 14th September 2020 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13222854)
Trump Tweets

Trump Tweets
Push it hard Marsha. DOJ must act. This should include Crooked Hillary’s illegal deletion of her emails. SPEED!

Annnnnddd... we're back to the ******* emails again. Unbelievable.

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 13223039)
Annnnnddd... we're back to the ******* emails again. Unbelievable.

he was calling for Hillary and her lawyers to be thrown in jail at the last rally.

JoeMorgue 14th September 2020 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13223042)
he was calling for Hillary and her lawyers to be thrown in jail at the last rally.

Listen he's got to play the hits. A Trump rally without "Lock her up" would be like Don McLean not closing with "American Pie."

Stacyhs 14th September 2020 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlitos (Post 13223002)
WaPo documents 20,000 Trump lies and that’s fake news. WaPo gives Joe Biden four Pinocchios and I should care.

Especially after Trump's campaign was caught editing several videos themselves.
This is interesting from an interview with Glenn Kessler who does WAPO's fact checking on Trump:

Quote:

Washington Post's Glenn Kessler On The Full-Time Job Of Fact-Checking Trump

How often are the lies of the four Pinocchio nature, which is to say a bald faced lie as opposed to maybe a misstatement of fact, but essentially correct.

You mean for Trump versus opponents in general?

Well, I guess that's interesting. How about both?

As an example, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton or someone like that, or Ted Cruz…

A mainstream politician of the traditional mold.

Right, we fact checked Obama like 200 times, so, you know, I'm talking about people that we have fact checked regularly. Generally, it works out to end up with four Pinocchios about 15 to 20% of the time. In the case of Trump, it's about 65 to 70% of the time. He's just in a totally different realm. And the worst politician we ever had regularly checked before Trump was a Congresswoman from Minnesota, Michelle Bachmann and she earned four Pinocchios 30% of the time. So Trump is just in another status here.
Trump just bald faced, 4 Pinocchios lies 65-70% of the time!

Mojo 14th September 2020 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13223042)
he was calling for Hillary and her lawyers to be thrown in jail at the last rally.


Projection, again.

Stacyhs 14th September 2020 11:49 AM

Even taking away politics, as a human being Trump is just a vile, vile man. His own sister has nothing nice to say about him. Roger Stone is his friend. He admired Roy Cohn. You have a hard time finding anyone who really has anything nice to say about him who isn't sucking up to him but you have lots of stories about what an awful, petty, vengeful person he is. He is just an awful person.

Craig4 14th September 2020 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13222975)
Highlighted part: Oh, the irony!!!

I'll believe Medicare premiums and prescription drug prices will be lowered substantially (much less "to levels that were not thought possible") when I see it. Not that Trump lies. No, not at all. Maybe they're part of the fantastic GOP health plan that's coming any day now. Or two weeks from now.

ETA: This is priceless. Immediately after posting that "FACTS MATTER" in one tweet, Trumps tweets .
.

Biden never said any such thing. What he did say was:

https://www.wral.com/fact-check-penc...text/19188646/

So, the ad is sort of false. The Social Security Actuarial used hypothetical legislation to come up with a model that said the account would run dry by 2023. The false part is that there is no Trump plan. All Trump said was that he'd eliminate payroll tax but there's no actual plan to analyze as Trump hasn't presented one.

JoeMorgue 14th September 2020 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13223064)
Even taking away politics, as a human being Trump is just a vile, vile man. His own sister has nothing nice to say about him. Roger Stone is his friend. He admired Roy Cohn. You have a hard time finding anyone who really has anything nice to say about him who isn't sucking up to him but you have lots of stories about what an awful, petty, vengeful person he is. He is just an awful person.

It's how he has some much support from people who will swear up and down they don't like him. Because nobody likes Trump. Some people just see him as a flaming brick to throw the window of liberalism.

Stacyhs 14th September 2020 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13223071)
So, the ad is sort of false. The Social Security Actuarial used hypothetical legislation to come up with a model that said the account would run dry by 2023. The false part is that there is no Trump plan. All Trump said was that he'd eliminate payroll tax but there's no actual plan to analyze as Trump hasn't presented one.

I'm not saying it's not false. I just find the hypocrisy funny coming from the Four Pinocchio King.

The Great Zaganza 14th September 2020 12:04 PM

If only Trump was President!

Then he would be able to have Clinton investigated.

But President Biden won't do it!

Stacyhs 14th September 2020 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13223075)
It's how he has some much support from people who will swear up and down they don't like him. Because nobody likes Trump. Some people just see him as a flaming brick to throw the window of liberalism.

That says more about them than Trump. And it isn't good.

JoeMorgue 14th September 2020 12:08 PM

Oh... Jesus does Trump not realize he actually won in 2016?

Holy crap now it all makes sense. He think Clinton won. That's why he's just sitting there in Trump Tower and Maro Lago instead the White House, tweeting all day, wondering why the country is going to hell and nobody is doing anything about it.

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 12:12 PM

Trump Tweets

Total Fake Poll. ABC is just like the rest of them!

ABC’s Trump In Trouble Poll Surveyed Just 533, Not Likely Voters, Asked Over 20% More Biden Supporters Than Conservatives https://thenationalpulse.com/news/ab...conservatives/ via @TheNatPulse

Craig4 14th September 2020 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13223086)
I'm not saying it's not false. I just find the hypocrisy funny coming from the Four Pinocchio King.

I think the WaPo is splitting hairs on this one. Trump did say he wanted to make the payroll tax holiday permanent.

Craig4 14th September 2020 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeMorgue (Post 13223098)
Oh... Jesus does Trump not realize he actually won in 2016?

Holy crap now it all makes sense. He think Clinton won. That's why he's just sitting there in Trump Tower and Maro Lago instead the White House, tweeting all day, wondering why the country is going to hell and nobody is doing anything about it.

If anything Secretary Clinton did was against the law, by my count, the statute of limitations has passed. I don't think that can be said for the crimes Trump is suspected of.

Armitage72 14th September 2020 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 13223108)
I think the WaPo is splitting hairs on this one. Trump did say he wanted to make the payroll tax holiday permanent.


He also specifically referred to having a plan, after which his aides immediately clarified that he didn't actually have a plan and was just speaking hypothetically.

Andy_Ross 14th September 2020 12:41 PM

Trump commenting on climate change at his 'Wildfires' briefing
Trump "It'll start getting cooler, you just watch."
Natural Resources Secretary. "I wish science agreed with you"
Trump "I don't think science knows actually."

He says "exploding trees" are responsible for unprecedented wildfires. "There's no more water pouring through"

Stacyhs 14th September 2020 12:50 PM

Speaking of the Four Pinocchio King, Trump told four lies in one sentence in one tweet:
Quote:

"Was Andy McCabe ever forced to pay back the $700,000 illegally given to him and his wife, for his wife's political campaign, by Crooked Hillary Clinton while Hillary was under FBI investigation, and McCabe was the head of the FBI???"


Almost everything he said was inaccurate. Let's break down the sentence point by point.
"...the $700,000 illegally given to him and his wife, for his wife's political campaign..."

Facts First: There are two false claims in these 14 words alone. McCabe himself did not receive any donations, and the donations were not illegal.

Trump was referring to $675,288 that was donated to the unsuccessful 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of McCabe's wife, Dr. Jill McCabe: $207,788 from the state Democratic Party and $467,500 from Common Good VA, the political action committee (PAC) of then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

There is simply no evidence that any of the donations, which were publicly reported in Jill McCabe's financial filings, broke the law. Trump has a long history of wrongly accusing his opponents of illegal behavior.

"...by Crooked Hillary Clinton..."

Facts First: Clinton did not make any of the donations.

McAuliffe is a longtime friend and political associate of Hillary and Bill Clinton, but there is just no indication the Clintons were responsible in any way for his PAC's giving.

"There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton provided political or financial support to Dr. McCabe's 2015 senate campaign," the Justice Department's inspector general wrote in a 2018 report.

The donation from McAuliffe's PAC was not at all exceptional. Common Good VA gave larger donations to two other Democratic candidates as the party tried to win control of the state Senate in 2015: $803,500 to Jeremy McPike and $781,500 to Daniel Gecker.

Jill McCabe was in a competitive race. She lost by 4.8 percentage points to the Republican incumbent.

She noted in a 2018 op-ed article in the Washington Post that the donations from the state party and the governor's PAC were "on par with what other candidates in competitive races on both sides of the aisle received" and that "all those contributions were publicly reported."

"...and McCabe was the head of the FBI???"

Facts First: Andrew McCabe was not "head of the FBI" in 2015. Rather, he ran the bureau as acting director for nearly three months in 2017 -- long after the donations and his wife's defeat -- after Trump fired director James Comey.

McCabe spent most of 2015 as FBI assistant director in charge of the Washington field office. He became associate deputy director in September 2015.

McCabe was promoted to deputy director in February 2016. It was only then, after the donations and his wife's defeat, that he assumed a supervisory role on Clinton investigations.

"By the time McCabe became Deputy Director and assumed supervisory responsibilities for any Clinton-related matters, Dr. McCabe had already lost her election, and no developments in the Clinton-related matters could have any plausible impact on Dr. McCabe's financial interests," the inspector general wrote in 2018.

McCabe voluntarily recused himself from the FBI investigations into Clinton's email practices and the Clinton Foundation in November 2016, after an October 2016 Wall Street Journal article about the donations. (The inspector general reported in 2018 that there were "a few instances" where he did not fully comply with this recusal.)

In a separate 2018 report, the inspector general found McCabe "lacked candor" in four instances when discussing, with Comey and with investigators, his role in providing information to the Wall Street Journal for a separate article that discussed the Clinton Foundation investigation.

Bob001 14th September 2020 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13223064)
Even taking away politics, as a human being Trump is just a vile, vile man. His own sister has nothing nice to say about him. Roger Stone is his friend. He admired Roy Cohn.
......

Much worse, Roy Cohn was his mentor and inspiration. Cohn helped create him.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/o...ohn-trump.html
https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...mentary-228144

Stacyhs 14th September 2020 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13223129)
Trump commenting on climate change at his 'Wildfires' briefing
Trump "It'll start getting cooler, you just watch."
Natural Resources Secretary. "I wish science agreed with you"
Trump "I don't think science knows actually."

He says "exploding trees" are responsible for unprecedented wildfires. "There's no more water pouring through"

I'm surprised he didn't claim to know more than science.


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