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orangecrush's Journal
orangecrush's Journal
February 28, 2017

He Voted

February 27, 2017

Time to talk Trump impeachment: Jason Sattler, USA Today

"At the Constitutional Convention, James Madison imagined impeachment as a relief from a chief executive who “might lose his capacity after his appointment. He might pervert his administration into a scheme of peculation or oppression. He might betray his trust to foreign powers.”
President Trump might have won Madison’s Triple Crown — in his first few weeks.
This is no exaggeration. The latest but far from only example is the Washington Post report that the White House, having failed to get the FBI director and deputy director to publicly rebut reports about contacts between Trump associates and Russian intelligence operatives before the 2016 election, then enlisted Congress and the intelligence community to knock down stories about the alleged connections.
And the goon squad attempting to limit the president’s PR damage reportedly includes the man Trump picked to lead the CIA and the chairmen of the House and Senate intelligence committees, who were Trump transition advisers and now are the two men most responsible for investigating Trump’s Russia ties."


February 27, 2017

Didn't Trump

Ask Nunes to lie to cover his ass?

Looks like the fix is in.

February 27, 2017

House Intelligence chairman denies evidence of Trump teams ties to Russia

Source: Washington Post

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes denied on Monday morning that there was any evidence from the intelligence community of contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives.

“As of right now, I don’t have any evidence of any phone calls. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist. .?.?. What I’ve been told by many folks is that there’s nothing there,” Nunes (R-Calif.) said.

Nunes contended there was no need at this time for a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of contact between Russian officials and Trump campaign aides. Instead, the Republican said that the “major crimes” that have been committed are leaking to the news media on the subject of Russia, as well as other accounts of what should be confidential dealings with the Trump White House, including calls with foreign leaders like the Australian prime minister.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/powerpost/house-intelligence-chairman-denies-evidence-of-trump-teams-ties-to-russia/2017/02/27/66495ce8-fcfd-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html

Now we know what to expect from the Republicans when it comes to investigating the treasonous scumbags in the White Houae.
February 23, 2017

Trump says deportations a 'military operation;' Homeland chief says no

David Agren, Special for USA TODAY
34 minutes ago
MEXICO CITY — President Trump said Thursday his plan to deport undocumented immigrants is a "military operation," a comment that seemed to undercut Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's assurances that there would be "no mass deportations" or use of the U.S. military in immigration enforcement plans.


February 22, 2017

Rich Asshole Golfing

February 20, 2017

CNN - "Trump's aides don't want to admit the President is golfing"

(CNN) President Donald Trump has made visiting his Florida golf courses a near every-weekend habit in the first month of his administration, and his aides are trying to obscure whether Trump is actually golfing during the visits.

One possible reason: Trump was a frequent and vocal critic of President Barack Obama's golf habit, regularly slamming the former president for playing golf with many pressing issues before the country. Trump even suggested during a 2016 event in Virginia, in a knock on Obama, that if elected he was "not going to have time to go play golf."

"I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to go play golf," Trump said at the time....

The level of secrecy around golf is new for the presidency, too. While the Obama administration was hesitant to allow cameras to regularly get shots of the President hitting the links, they would tell reporters who joined the President for each round. Trump's nascent administration has not done that.


February 19, 2017

Glitch or my device?

When typing posts on D.U., the keys sometimes lag, and the key I press on my keyboard appears to raise up off the screen and get stuck like that for a second, making typing impossible.

Is there a setting on android I have activated by mistake?

February 16, 2017

Trump threatens NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST for the world

He appeared to blame a string of provocative moves from Putin on negative reporting of his administration's links to Russia
Donald Trump says the world faces a “nuclear holocaust like no other“ if he is unable to pursue a good relationship with Russia.

And he appeared to blame a string of aggressive moves from Russia on the media, because negative reporting of the Trump administration’s links to Russia led Vladimir Putin to believe he could no longer get a “good deal” with the US.

Russia’s provocative actions include a spy vessel “loitering” 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut and the deployment of cruise missiles in apparent breach of international agreements.

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February 11, 2017

Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges

SEATTLE -- When a judge who helped derail President Trump’s travel ban was hit with online threats, the abuse raised safety concerns among jurists across the country, and experts are worried that the president’s own attacks on the judiciary could make judges a more inviting target.

U.S. District Judge James Robart imposed the temporary restraining order that halted enforcement of Mr. Trump’s ban last week. The president soon sent a tweet saying the opinion of “this so-called judge” was “ridiculous and will be overturned.”

Robart quickly became a target on social media. Someone on Twitter called him a “DEAD MAN WALKING” and another on Facebook suggested that he be imprisoned at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, “where other enemies of the US are held.”

“I know there’s a fear among the judiciary with what’s being said,” said John Muffler, a former U.S. marshal who teaches security at the Reno, Nevada-based National Judicial College. He cited professional contacts and email exchanges with judges.

The president’s critical comments have consequences, he added, because “people on the edge can easily be pushed over the edge once the rhetoric gets going.”


Beware of the brownshirts.

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