I think it was unfortunate that Comey said in his book that he took Trump's question of "do you think I look like someone who needs to use prostitutes?" as rhetorical!
Would be a lot funnier if he took it literally and gave his honest answer! 😄
Now that is very interesting and nice that they have screenshots of the documents and little details that would confirm it’s authenticity. Trump will hate this because as we know he’s an utter self made person who’s never ever lost at anything or made any mistakes.
I see that Oklahoma republicans want an audit of the election results in their state in 2020 despite the fact Trump won ever county and winning the state as a whole running away with it. What logic is there to casting doubt on results in a state you won easily ?
I don't think the purpose of these audits is to prove any widescale election fraud. It's really all about sowing doubt at this stage, and keeping the base stoked.
Of course, even if you leave aside the complete lack of evidence for widespread electoral fraud thus far, the search for fraud is clearly a partisan one, i.e. the audits are not being carried out to see if Trump got a billion votes postmarked from Moscow. It's all about those bamboo ballots.
Look to the UK for a PM who is like trump but actually has some intelligence.
..but no morals whatsoever. His whole shtick is to tell everyone what they want to hear all the time and then do something completely different. I know that that is the stereotypical criticism of politicians in general but Johnson take it to the next level.
His inauguration chairman Tom barrack has been charged with acting as foreign agent for UAE without going through the official channels and getting the trump administration to give them favourable treatment, and he’s charged with lying to the FBI about those actions. If it hasn’t happened already, I assume the “I hardly knew him defence” from trump will be the strategy.
The litany of arrests and criminal convictions among Trump associates and people he hired during his tenure is truly staggering.
I mean can get tricked by a con-artist once maybe even twice , but we're up to over a dozen at this point.
You'd almost be driven to think that he is either rampantly criminal himself or at best wildly incompetent and an utterly appalling judge of character.
Trump does'nt care and never did about the "truly staggering" number of arrests and convictions among his associates: Trump is truly 'use and discard' when it comes to associates and acquaintances.
One of the Republicans PR Agents going full bore with the 'accuse others of that which you are guilty' strategy.
Their reason for doing is pretty clever if you're of an immoral, selfish, 'power at all costs' mindset.
Messages won't convince any but the completely fully signed up hard right conservatives but what it will do is negate the message of Republicans who are actually guilty of supporting an insurrection.
Lots of people will put it down to 'both sides are at it' without actually peeling back the cover and trying to understand just who did what.
It's a classic case of say it enough times and it will stick. There's absolutely no one unless they are next level dumb dumbs or deluded that will believe that but unfortunately conservatives and right wingers aren't short of those.
The way the republicans have handled this post January 6th commission stuff has been so stupid. They asked for and got what they wanted for the commission and assumed the democrats would say no, but they didn’t so then the GOP shat themselves and didn’t know what to do so threw their toys out of the pram.
I heard an audio clip that the Washington post have of an interview they did with trump in mar a lago in March of this year. The guy is in alternate universe lads. In addition to what he’s already said, he’s now claiming that native Americans(he’s called them Indians) were paid to vote which is just nuts. It’s not his lawyers fault btw, it’s his judges on the Supreme Court who he’s disappointed in, with particular disappointment for Brett Kavanagh. He thinks because he stood by Kavanagh during that whole mess with the allegations, that Kavanagh owes him, which kind of sums up trump.
^^^handled in a way so that any supporter with the most simpleton mindset can be spoon-fed and not become angry and counterproductive to their idols.
It gets even stupider when you have to listen them bleat on about 'Law and Order' like it's a concept they are willing to die for.
It's really sad to hear trump being questioned about Melania. It always throws him and he comes up with some BS about her being very busy when it's very obvious he has outlived his usefulness and she has pissed off to pastures greener.
Almost as if Trump operates on a "quid pro quo" basis after all... hmmmm....
Trump - "THEY ARRESTED THE WRONG BARRACK!!!!!!" 🤬
Little does he know or care how much damage Kavanagh and crew are doing with their conservative majority.
But I guess it was really always Mitch's game, not Trumps
In more news regarding associate justice Brett Kavanagh, the FBI have revealed that they received nearly 4,000 tips in relation to the short investigation they did around his confirmation hearing and only ten were sent to the White House counsel.
Trump obviously has no idea what a router is
In other news, Kinzinger (R) added to the select committee to Investigate January 6th capitol attacks.
Sure remember when he thought a server was an actual physical device when it was Hilarys emails they're after
Look he has just learned a new word. He said it lots of times so he would remember it. Next week or next year he will learn what a router is, don't rush him.
He got new tables in Mar a Loco, they were all square and he needs to sort out the edges.
I would say the conversation went something like...
Mr Trump, its pronounced 'root-er'
Rooter? I barely touched her, you'll have to speak to Michael about that
Given the likely demographics of Trump supporters, especially those still clinging onto support like he's their political Messiah, it's just looping into a very standard "computers are magic" mantra. It's Trump 101 aside from that: a simple message, small words infinitely repeated. And from a purely Machiavellian point of view, kinda smart.
It's asking for something irrelevant to the issue (albeit a case that won't die), and anyone with the smallest technical knowledge knows this so of course the request would be denied - but then it plays into a narrative of "aha, what are they hiding??" for those invested in conspiracy. But you might as well request the polling stations lunch orders for all the relevance it'd have.
I suspect I'll go to my grave decades hence, and I'll still read of die hard red staters, harping on about the "stolen" 2020 election. Assuming by then the US hasn't completely pitched itself into an internal war.
At the same time he may have overplayed his hand as really knowing (roughly) what a router does is so basic to most people, including conspiracy theory people who would tend to use computers, that it may have been enough to put a seed of doubt into a few minds. He really wasn't getting much response from the crowd in the video.
They would simply handwave it away as Trump REALLY meaning the servers etc. instead as they did all the time during his presidency to explain what he REALLY meant.
A polite way of describing venality?
I see the hearings into what happened on January 6th started today. Ive not been watching but from the few bits of quotes I’ve seen on Twitter from reporters doesn’t hold up the narrative of trump and the GOP about what the officers experienced and what those of us who watched TV coverage saw either.
Cutting first hand testimony from the frontline uniformed officers involved.
All those "law and order" Trump supporters should take a long hard look at themselves.
Committee member Adam Kinzinger (R) is crying.
The GOP have changed tack. It isn't that it didn't happen, or that it was really serious. But it apparently is all Pelosi's fault. Or something.
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