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Trump has gone radio silent since the Papadopoulos news broke

And he’s normally not afraid to speak his mind on Twitter.

Maybe he just realized how much shit he’s in?
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Tue Oct 31, 2017, 07:38 AM (10 replies)

A Democratic surge is about to emerge

Democrats are going to be emboldened by this. Republicans are going to start going in all out retreat to save face. The best thing that could happen now is for Northam to blow out Gillespie in Virginia and then Phil Murphy blows out the Republican in New Jersey, which would give the Democratic Party tremendous momentum heading into midterms.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Mon Oct 30, 2017, 12:48 PM (2 replies)

Different front pages of prominent news websites

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Posted by bearsfootball516 | Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:28 PM (12 replies)

Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter this morning

Aside from one tweet about Jimmy Carter, he's been silent when normally, he'd have three or four tweets by now.

He's scared.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Sat Oct 28, 2017, 09:00 AM (8 replies)

Breaking NYT: Kremlin is tied to Memo in '16 Trump Tower Meeting

Natalia V. Veselnitskaya arrived at a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 hoping to interest top Trump campaign officials in the contents of a memo she believed contained information damaging to the Democratic Party and, by extension, Hillary Clinton. The material was the fruit of her research as a private lawyer, she has repeatedly said, and any suggestion that she was acting at the Kremlin’s behest that day is anti-Russia “hysteria.”

But interviews and records show that in the months before the meeting, Ms. Veselnitskaya had discussed the allegations with one of Russia’s most powerful officials, the prosecutor general, Yuri Y. Chaika. And the memo she brought with her closely followed a document that Mr. Chaika’s office had given to an American congressman two months earlier, incorporating some paragraphs verbatim.

The coordination between the Trump Tower visitor and the Russian prosecutor general undercuts Ms. Veselnitskaya’s account that she was a purely independent actor when she sat down with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, and Paul J. Manafort, then the Trump campaign chairman.

It also suggests that emails from an intermediary to the younger Mr. Trump promising that Ms. Veselnitskaya would arrive with information from Russian prosecutors were rooted at least partly in fact — not mere “puffery,” as the president’s son later said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/us/politics/trump-tower-veselnitskaya-russia.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Tonight just keeps getting better...
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Fri Oct 27, 2017, 09:33 PM (0 replies)

What does the White House expect to happen in their proposed Trump/Mueller meeting?

Something like this?

Mueller: Did you collude with Russia?

Trump: No, I did not.

Mueller: Great! Case closed!
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:04 PM (10 replies)

An Oral History of the weekend of the Access Hollywood tape release, 1 year later

It began as a relatively quiet day in the presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were each holed up with their aides on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, preparing for the second presidential debate, scheduled for Sunday night. Hurricane Matthew, which was churning off the Florida coast, led the Friday-morning newscasts. The Chicago Cubs were beginning a quest for their first World Series title in more than a century. But by midafternoon three separate bombshells, all coming within the span of roughly 90 minutes, threatened to throw the race into chaos.

First, the top intelligence officials of the Obama administration announced their belief that the Russian government was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee earlier in the year. Then the Washington Post published the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape in which Donald Trump bragged about forcing himself on women. And WikiLeaks dumped its trove of emails from the Clinton campaign, hacked from the account of campaign head John Podesta.

Yahoo News conducted nearly two dozen on-the-record interviews with top officials inside and outside the Clinton and Trump campaigns and the Obama administration, as well as major media figures in Washington, New York and beyond, to produce an exclusive oral history of the wildest 64 hours in modern political history.

The resulting documentary film and online feature present a firsthand account of three pivotal days in the campaign and paint a vivid picture of the behind-the-scenes drama that unfolded inside the Post newsroom, Trump Tower, Clinton campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, Clinton’s Westchester County, N.Y., hotel, and the debate site in St. Louis.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/64-hours-october-one-weekend-blew-rules-american-politics-2-162827162.html

Easily the longest story I've read, but well worth it. Took me about an hour to get through it.
Posted by bearsfootball516 | Fri Oct 6, 2017, 04:18 PM (0 replies)
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