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Donald Trump Presidency discussion thread II

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  • 13-06-2017 10:36pm
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    This thread is for discussing Donald Trumps's presidency in the US and any related matters.

    Please ensure that you are familiar with the charter before posting.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,751 ✭✭✭Thepoet85


    New thread, same old Donald!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 90 ✭✭Ipse dixit


    It will be interesting to see what comes of this investigation but it's likely that we may get some form of evidence down the line considering Rod Rosenstein conclusion today. At this stage it would be in the public interest to do so considering the reporting and truth vacuum that has existed to date.

    The language of the information released suggests that there is no concrete evidence as it would probably be impossible to get a smoking gun in terms of evidence in a crime of this nature but hopefully the circumstansional narrative and indirect evidence is concrete in the conclusion becuase if it's not the US public will continue to be divided on this issue particularly if there is nothing linking Trump's campaign to this issue.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 945 ✭✭✭red ears


    This whole Russian conspiracy isn't going as well as the left were hoping.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,236 ✭✭✭mcmoustache


    I thought Reagan had ruined "I don't recall". I mean, it seems to be well known code for "I'd rather not lie under oath". It's understandable that you couldn't remember the odd thing here and there but it just looks bad when you use "I don't recall" this often. Contrast this with Comey. How often did he use that excuse?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,579 ✭✭✭✭Leroy42


    Well Sessions admitted that he was aware that Russia had influenced the election.

    He then admitted that he had never even asked about it.

    Now we are supposed to believe that a long time senator, with years of knowledge of intel on Russia is not at all bothered by Russia interfering in the election?

    Only two reasons. He just doesn't care or he wants to cover

    so the us is now faced with an AG who either doesn't consider an attack by a foreign power as important enough to ask about it or an AG you is covering fir something and has lied under oath.

    Yeah, nothing to see here.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,149 ✭✭✭✭StringerBell


    In a way, what Sessions managed to do there for over 2 hours was impressive. Refusal to answer even the simplest of questions at times, be able to speak about communications with the president on some matters, but not on others. The amazing ability to have the recall facility of a goldfish while also try to maintain credibility to hold the position he does.

    They need to get their list of questions, go to the WH, ask them what ones,if any they are going to invoke EP on. Then get people back in and get answers from them on the record, if they refuse take further steps, if the EP seems to be about covering tracks regarding the Comey firing rationale then litigate that and get through the EP too. They need to press this as it is simply not acceptable to refuse to answer questions impeding investigations. There is no actual policy in writing I would wager, (you would think since AG Sessions planned to rely so heavily on it he would have had it prepared and with him like he did the CFR document to explain his recusal) there has been talk of a memo from Reagans times regarding what the AG should or should not talk about, course that would, if it is accepted only get Sessions off the hook, nobody else.

    Its another step in what is going to take another 12 months probably.

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Registered Users Posts: 501 ✭✭✭SkepticQuark


    red ears wrote: »
    This whole Russian conspiracy isn't going as well as the left were hoping.

    Define "the left". People like you seem to forget plenty of people on "the left" actually have various opinions on the links between the Trump administration and Russia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,236 ✭✭✭mcmoustache


    red ears wrote: »
    This whole Russian conspiracy isn't going as well as the left were hoping.


    What's with the assumption that only the left dislike Trump and also dislike being Russia's bítch? Trump's no Republican and Republicans have traditionally been suspicious of Russia for years.

    Do you think the Russian interference didn't happen? Or do you instead think that there's nothing suspicious about Trump's admin's connections to Russia? I understand that you tend to just drop in, write a few words and drop out but I'm going to assume for a moment that you are capable of more. Please don't let me or your fellow Trumpers down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,596 ✭✭✭✭aloyisious


    red ears wrote: »
    This whole Russian conspiracy isn't going as well as the left were hoping.

    I find it rather peculiar that it's the "left" in the US who are looking at the meetings and deals the "right-wing" republicans had with the Russians as reason to suspect there was a conspiracy between both affecting US interests and sovereignty and it's the "right" who are being forced into denying it. US politics turned on its head.


  • Registered Users Posts: 82,309 ✭✭✭✭Overheal


    For those tuning in, here is where we are at...



    (Full Vid):



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 23,495 ✭✭✭✭Billy86


    roddy15 wrote: »
    Define "the left". People like you seem to forget plenty of people on "the left" actually have various opinions on the links between the Trump administration and Russia.

    "The Left" of extreme right wing is what they meant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,532 ✭✭✭Hande hoche!


    Not a great situation for Sessions to be in. You do not receive the updates in which case you can be painted as not caring or attempting to plead ignorance. Alternatively you can receive them in which case people will portray you as trying to keep ahead of the investigations.

    Still both sides will have there snippets from the testimony to run. Imagine Harris and Cotton will feature strongly, dependent on the intended audience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,295 ✭✭✭PropJoe10


    Not sure what the point of Sessions testifying really, seeing as he seems to suffer from a bad bout of selective amnesia. Would love to see Trump in front of the committee!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,307 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    Just gate blocking. Easy to send out. 'I know nothing'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,369 ✭✭✭✭Professor Moriarty


    PropJoe10 wrote: »
    Not sure what the point of Sessions testifying really, seeing as he seems to suffer from a bad bout of selective amnesia. Would love to see Trump in front of the committee!

    I'd give him 30 minutes before an angry outburst.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,532 ✭✭✭Hande hoche!


    I'd give him 30 minutes before an angry outburst.
    If the debates are any indication, that's a fair time frame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,307 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    The real damage will be done by the Special Prosecutor. They are getting really worried as to the staff Mueller is taking on. They are already making feeble efforts to, rattle his cage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,295 ✭✭✭PropJoe10


    I'd give him 30 minutes before an angry outburst.

    Nah, he loves taking credit for everything so I'd give him ten minutes before he'd be shouting "Alright, it was me! I love Russia!"


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,204 ✭✭✭✭MadYaker


    Anyone else see the the official White House facebook page posting a video earlier with "Trump meets with the victims of Obamacare" What the **** is a victim of the ACA? That actually pisses me off. Like it was some sort of disaster that enabled poor people to get health insurance. Sometimes I just wish someone would put a bullet in the back of this guys head and be done with it. America and the world would be better for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,518 ✭✭✭✭dudara


    What annoys me the most is the hyperbole and partisanship that has infected and destroyed US politics.

    When the White House is using words like "victims" in connection with the work of a previous president, what is the average joe supposed to accept?

    In the past the WH had standards, it maintained a decorum and intellectual ability. It projected confidence and stability and even a certain level of impartiality. After all, the WH and the president, although coming from a party, respresent all Americans

    And for some reason, this WH and President is aggressively going after Obama's legacy. There are certain conclusions I could draw from that about race


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,894 ✭✭✭✭PopePalpatine


    MadYaker wrote: »
    Anyone else see the the official White House facebook page posting a video earlier with "Trump meets with the victims of Obamacare" What the **** is a victim of the ACA? That actually pisses me off. Like it was some sort of disaster that enabled poor people to get health insurance. Sometimes I just wish someone would put a bullet in the back of this guys head and be done with it. America and the world would be better for it.
    He meets the "victims of Obamacare" every time he meets with his Cabinet. That damned socialism is eating into their profits, they had to hold off their next private jet purchase for a couple of weeks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,307 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    Hopefully, in some way DT is removed/quits. The enoulments cases are interesting. Someone is going to snare him.
    The biggest task of the next President will be, reinstating those standards or norms.
    Ford, though not spectacular, achieved it after Nixon, simply by being normal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,369 ✭✭✭✭Professor Moriarty


    MadYaker wrote: »
    Anyone else see the the official White House facebook page posting a video earlier with "Trump meets with the victims of Obamacare" What the **** is a victim of the ACA? That actually pisses me off. Like it was some sort of disaster that enabled poor people to get health insurance. Sometimes I just wish someone would put a bullet in the back of this guys head and be done with it. America and the world would be better for it.

    Was that a knock on your door?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,182 ✭✭✭demfad


    red ears wrote: »
    This whole Russian conspiracy isn't going as well as the left were hoping.

    On the contrary the Russian conspiracy went very well: There is a Kremlin puppet as POTUS.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,900 ✭✭✭InTheTrees


    Was that a knock on your door?

    Interesting times all right.

    There a story this morning that the the republican house whip has been shot along with some aides. Not fatally and the gunman has been apprehended.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,369 ✭✭✭✭Professor Moriarty


    InTheTrees wrote: »
    Interesting times all right.

    There a story this morning that the the republican house whip has been shot along with some aides. Not fatally and the gunman has been apprehended.

    Saw that. Reports were emphasising that the gunman was white...for some reason...


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,579 ✭✭✭✭Leroy42


    Saw that. Reports were emphasising that the gunman was white...for some reason...

    Because if the gunman is white then it isn't a terrorist attack and nothing to be alarmed about.

    Edit -- Oops, just got the point!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,369 ✭✭✭✭Professor Moriarty


    Leroy42 wrote: »
    Because if the gunman is white then it isn't a terrorist attack and nothing to be alarmed about.

    Exactement. Just another everyday shooting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,900 ✭✭✭InTheTrees


    Well the shooter has been caught and it looks like its only the republican whip Scalise who was hit and he's expected to live.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,751 ✭✭✭Thepoet85


    InTheTrees wrote:
    Well the shooter has been caught and it looks like its only the republican whip Scalise who was hit and he's expected to live.


    Shot in the hip, and stabe after surgery, according to CNN.


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