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May 12, 2017

Trump is 'out of control,' former FBI official says of the president's tweets

President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI director threatens the independence of America's top law enforcement agency, a former FBI official told CNBC.
"This is not going to end well for this administration," the former official said.
&quot Trump) is out of control," the former official continued, adding that what the president has done "goes against core American values."



May 11, 2017

Link to Trump with Raided GOP Fundraiser Office, Twitter


If this is real, we can expect things to get very hot in D.C. very soon.
May 11, 2017

NBC exclusive - Trump: I was going to fire Comey 'regardless,' he was a 'showboat'

Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was going to fire "showboat" FBI Director James Comey "regardless" of what the Justice Department recommended, directly contradicting what the White House said Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Trump said the FBI had been in "turmoil" and called Comey a "showboat."

"Look, he's a showboat, he's a grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago — it hasn't recovered from that," Trump said at the White House.
White House officials are scrambling to justify the timing of Comey's termination, insisting that he lost his job because of his conduct in the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails last year. They said it had nothing to do with the FBI's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which Comey first revealed publicly in March and includes any possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/05/11/trump-i-was-going-to-fire-comey-regardless-of-recommendation-that-was-given-to-me.html

Trump completely off his frigging rocker.
May 11, 2017

CNN- The White House's explanation for the firing of James Comey is totally unraveling

What the ever-changing stories trying to explain why Trump did what he did suggest is that no one either knows or wants to talk about the real reason that Trump moved on Comey.

And that reason appears to be, according to scads of reporting in CNN and elsewhere, that Trump was angry at Comey -- for not being enough of a company man, for seemingly undercutting his 2016 victory, for dismissing the ideas that President Obama had surveilled him in the campaign, for continuing to push on the Russia investigation when Trump wanted him to spend more time on the number of leaks coming out of the intelligence agencies.

This line, from a piece by CNN's Jeff Zeleny and John King, is particularly revealing:

"Several people familiar with the decision say the President grew increasingly frustrated at Comey after his congressional hearing last Wednesday when he testified that he was 'mildly nauseous' over the idea that he helped sway the election."

Trump, we know, spends a lot of time talking about and thinking about his 2016 election victory. And nothing makes him angrier than when he believes someone is trying to either lessen or take credit for what he accomplished in that race. That, in Trump's mind, is the one unforgivable sin.
Why? Because, as of right now, it appears that the president of the United States fired the director of the FBI because he was angry at him for not doing exactly what Trump wanted him to do. And that should be very concerning. To everyone.


The message here is unmistakable.

Time for Trump to go.

May 11, 2017

GOP campaign arm raises money off possible Trump impeachment

Source: Politicoame of source

On the day after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director Jim Comey, the House Republican campaign arm released a fundraising appeal raising the specter of a Democratic-led impeachment.

“Calls For Impeachment Grow Louder,” reads the subject line of the email appeal, which was sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“BREAKING,” blares the top of the email. “House Democrats call for President Trump’s impeachment. We MUST protect our president. DEFEND THE PRESIDENT.”

“Fellow Conservative — Democrats want President Trump impeached — including the DNC Deputy Chair!” it adds. “If Democrats win the House their #1 priority would be to impeach our president. We must protect the House at ALL costs, Fellow Conservative.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/10/trump-impeachment-comey-firing-238236 to source

GOP capitalizing on what is obvious even to Trump dupes - the Comey firing is the beginning of the end for Putins crew in the White House.
May 10, 2017

More very bad news for Trump: His poll numbers just hit a bunch of new lows

President Trump is dealing with a budding scandal after firing FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday.

But even before that, he appears to have hit a new low with the American people.

A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows Trump's disapproval rating rising to 58 percent — a new high in Quinnipiac's regular polling and the highest in a high-quality, non-tracking poll since his inauguration. Just 36 percent approved of Trump's job performance.

The Quinnipiac poll also shows the president's favorable rating — more of a personal measure than a job measure — dropping to a new low of 35 percent. The percentage of Americans who strongly approve of him is tied for an all-time low at 25 percent. And the percentage who strongly disapprove has reached an all-time high of 51 percent.

Trump also has his worst numbers to date — across 10 Q polls since the 2016 election — on the following measures:

Honesty: 33 percent say he is
Good leadership skills: 56 percent say he doesn't have them
Caring about average people: 59 percent say he doesn't
Being levelheaded: Voters say 66-29 percent that he's not (unlike the other numbers here, this is tied for all-time worst, not setting a new one)
Being intelligent: Voters say 56-41 percent that he is
Sharing your values: Voters say 64-32 percent that he doesn't
How he has treated the news media: Voters disapprove 65-31 percent
Whether people trust him or the media more for the truth: 57 percent media, 31 percent Trump (even 17 percent of Republicans pick the media over their president)
Interestingly, the reason the numbers have ticked down appears to be the group that elected Trump in the first place: white, working-class voters. Whites without college degrees approved of Trump 57 percent to 38 percent in the mid-April Q poll and 51-39 percent in late March/early May; today they are split, with 47 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving.


Buyers remorse is setting in bigly.

May 10, 2017


This has gone on for too long now.

There is no other way to put it.

Call your Representatives and Senators today.

Make noise.

May 10, 2017

Mitch McConnel's phonemail is...

"Not accepting messages at this time"

May 10, 2017

Carter Page, under scrutiny in Russia probe, praises Comey firing

(CNN)Carter Page, one of a handful of top former Donald Trump aides under sharp scrutiny by congressional Russia probes, praised the President's firing of FBI Director James Comey, saying Wednesday that he had been a victim of civil rights abuses and a "fake" Russia investigation.

"Yesterday's decision to hold Mr. Comey accountable for his well-publicized missteps on July 5, 2016, and October 28, 2016, are likely to be just the tip of the iceberg given the completely fake Russia allegations against myself and others which he vigorously perpetuated in his Congressional testimonies," Page said in a letter obtained by CNN.
Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Trump during the election, also emphasized Wednesday that he had never met Trump in person.


I just can't believe this charade is being allowed to continue in this country.

May 10, 2017

Trump "Bodyguard" who delivered Comey termination letter is ANOTHER SECURITY RISK!

(CNN) Few people inside Donald Trump's orbit are more important than Keith Schiller, the President's longtime bodyguard who has risen from part-time hired muscle to director of Oval Office operations.

Schiller joined the Trump Organization as a part-time bodyguard in 1999 after an assistant district attorney put in a good word for him with the real estate mogul. Formerly a NYPD detective who served in the Navy, Schiller quickly moved up the ladder with Trump, from temporary employee to bodyguard to Trump's head of security in 2005.

Friends from high school say Schiller never shied away from a fight during his younger years, a trait that has stayed with him. When protesters gathered around Trump tower during the campaign, Schiller ripped a sign out of one man's hands a punched him when he tried to grab it back.


Well, lookee here!

By Jeff Stein On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 14:39

Updated | Keith Schiller, the former Trump Organization security chief whom the president has brought into the White House as director of Oval Office operations, has a long trail of tax liens and mortgage foreclosures, according to financial records reviewed by Newsweek.

Schiller and his wife Lena were sued three times for unpaid taxes, once by New York State and twice by the IRS, the last instance as recently as four years ago, publicly available records show. A decade ago, two of their properties, one in New York and one in Florida, were foreclosed for nonpayment.

In early February, Newsweek filed a Freedom of Information suit against multiple federal agencies, including the FBI, to learn how a number of Trump appointees were given access to classified information despite allegations of criminal histories and foreign connections that should have raised red flags in the reviewing process.

A government employee struggling with financial problems is considered a security risk, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s 2014 guideline on “insider threats.” Schiller’s troubled financial history also raises questions about the rigor of the security vetting process, which has periodically come under scrutiny since early January, when CNN revealed several instances of plagiarism by Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for a top spot in the White House National Security Council. She was forced to withdraw from the post and her publisher deep-sixed her 2012 best-selling book, What the (Bleep) Just Happened.


One of Giuliani's thugs.

How suprising.


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