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    Originally posted by Bushay View Post
    Papadopoulos says that Trump personally encouraged him to arrange meeting with Putin, new book reports






    Dylan StablefordSenior Editor

    ,Yahoo NewsMarch 12, 2018


















    Donald Trump, George Papadopouolos and Robert Mueller. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: AP (4), Twitter.
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    George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign and potentially a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, told federal investigators that before the election, Donald Trump personally encouraged him to pursue a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new book being published Tuesday.
    Papadopoulos’s account to Mueller — as reported in “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” by Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones’ David Corn — contradicts the public accounts of what took place at a critical meeting of Trump’s foreign policy team on March 31, 2016. It was at that meeting that Papadopoulos first informed Trump and the then candidate’s other foreign policy advisers that he had contacts in Britain who could arrange a summit between the GOP candidate and Putin.
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    Although one of the campaign officials present, J.D. Gordon, has said the idea was shot down by then Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Papadopoulos told Mueller’s investigators that Trump encouraged him, saying he found the idea “interesting,” according to the book, which cites sources familiar with his questioning by Mueller’s investigators.
    Trump looked at Sessions, as if he expected him to follow up with Papadopoulos, and Sessions nodded in response, the authors write. Sessions has said he has “no clear recollection” of the exchange with Papadopoulos. A White House official said that others at the meeting remember it differently than Papadopoulos.
    Last fall, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians and became a cooperating witness in Mueller’s probe.
    The story of what happened at the only known meeting between Trump and Papadopoulos is one of a number of new details revealed in “Russian Roulette” about contacts that Trump, his campaign advisers and others had with various Russian figures and their associates during the 2016 campaign.
    (The first two excerpts from the book were published last week by Yahoo News and Mother Jones. You can read them here and here.)

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    The book chronicles the efforts of Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s central bank and a close Putin ally, and his assistant, Maria Butina, to curry favor with the Trump campaign — including their own attempt to set up a Trump-Putin meeting in Moscow.
    Those efforts began as early as July 2015, when Butina showed up at FreedomFest, a conservative gathering, in Las Vegas, where Trump was speaking. During a Q&A session, Trump called on Butina, who asked him about his stance on Russia and the sanctions imposed by the Obama administration on the country — eliciting the first response from the new GOP candidate on an issue that was a top priority of Putin’s government.
    “I know Putin,” Trump replied during the course of a five-minute answer. “I believe I would get along very nicely with Putin, OK? I don’t think you’d need the sanctions.”
    Later in the campaign, the book reports that two top Trump officials — Steve Bannon and Reince Preibus — discussed a video of the Las Vegas event and wondered how Butina gained such quick access to Trump’s ear.
    “How was it that this Russian woman happened to be in Las Vegas for that event? And how was it that Trump happened to call on her?” Isikoff and Corn write. “And Trump’s response? It was odd, Bannon thought, that Trump had a fully developed answer. Priebus agreed there was something strange about Butina. Whenever there were events held by conservative groups, she was always around.”
    In the spring of 2016, Torshin and Butina — who had close ties to the National Rifle Association — made a direct play to gain influence with the Trump campaign, floating their own proposal for a Trump-Putin summit during an international conference in Moscow on the plight of persecuted Christians, organized by Franklin Graham.

    In an email to Trump campaign officials, Rick Clay, a conservative activist, described Torshin as a “very close friend of President Putin” and encouraged the Trump team to strongly consider the offer.

    Maria Butina; candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in 2015; and Alexander Torshin. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: ITAR-TASS/ZUMAPRESS.com, John Locher/AP, Alexander Shalgin\TASS via Getty Images)
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    “Please excuse the play on words, but this is HUGE!” Clay wrote, according to a copy of the email that was reviewed by the authors. “The optics of Mr. Trump in Russia with Franklin Graham attending an event of over 1000 World Christian Leaders addressing the Defense of Persecuted Christians accompanied by a very visible meeting between President Putin and Mr. Trump would devastate the Clinton campaign’s efforts to marginalize Mr. Trump on foreign policy and embolden him further with evangelicals.”
    The then-candidate’s son-in-law Jared Kushner subsequently sent an email recommending that the campaign “pass on this,” warning, “Be careful.”

    Among other revelations in “Russian Roulette”:
    • The U.S. government had a secret source inside the Kremlin who warned as early as 2014 that Russia was mounting an ambitious campaign of cyberattacks and information warfare against Western European democracies and the United States. The reports from the source were “startling” because they spelled out the “magnitude” of the Kremlin’s “intention to do us harm,” according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter. The secret Kremlin source also provided stark insights into the contempt that Putin and his senior officials had for President Barack Obama and his administration — often expressed in racist terms. In Putin’s presence, Obama would be called a “monkey,” and it was not uncommon for the American president to be referred to by the N-word, the book reports.


    • Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, was so concerned about Trump’s ties to Russia-friendly advisers that he contemplated an idea to catch the Trump campaign in the act of colluding with Moscow by mounting what he called a “honeypot” operation straight out of a spy novel. The idea was that the Clinton team would plant a phony story about Clinton in the Democratic National Committee’s computer system and wait to see if the Trump campaign or its allies made public use of it. If they did, it would prove the Trump campaign was receiving intelligence from the Russian hackers who had infiltrated the DNC’s servers. But after Mook floated the idea to Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign’s lawyer, they decided it was “harebrained” and could backfire.


    • President Obama was incredulous when he was first briefed in early January 2017 about the contents of a dossier, prepared by former British spy Christopher Steele, alleging that the Kremlin had a videotape of Trump engaging in sordid sexual behavior with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room. “Why am I hearing this?” he asked his national security adviser, Susan Rice. “Why is this happening?” Rice explained that the intelligence community had no idea if the claim was true but that Obama needed to be aware that the allegation was circulating. A few days later, when Vice President Joe Biden was briefed about intelligence reports on contacts between various players in the Trump orbit and the Kremlin, he had a visceral reaction. “If this is true, it’s treason,” Biden exclaimed.


    • When then President-elect Trump was handed a two-page synopsis of the Steele dossier, at the end of a U.S. intelligence briefing about Russia, he too had a visceral reaction. “It’s a shakedown,” Trump said, after FBI Director James Comey left the room. Trump believed he was being blackmailed by Comey. The incident, the authors write, may well have planted the seeds for what was later described by one of the most disastrous decisions of Trump’s presidency to date: the firing of Comey, a move that led to the appointment of Mueller as special counsel.

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    Originally posted by Bushay View Post
    White House declines to endorse UK view that Russia was behind nerve agent attack in England


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    FACEBOOKLINKEDINTWITTEREMAILCOPY LINKWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta
    • The UK government has accused Russia of being behind a nerve agent attack on a former double agent in Salisbury, England.
    • But the White House refused to endorse this view in a press conference on Monday.
    • White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the US government condemns the attack, but did not mention Russia by name.



    The White House has declined to endorse the UK government's assessment that Russia was behind the recent attempted assassination of a former double agent in Salisbury, England.

    On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was "highly likely" that the Russian government was behind the attack that has left Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia critically ill,calling it "an unlawful use of force by the Russian State against the United Kingdom."
    But when White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked repeatedly about the incident at a press conference in Washington DC later on Monday, she would not say whether the American government agreed with this attribution, and did not mention Russia by name.

    Bushay killing it. Trump's denials and support of Russian keep biting him. We know Putin has something on his puppet. MAGA! "Mueller Ain't Going Away".
    "its time to start killing journalist" Mr. Merlin. 07-02-17

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    • Re: The Trump Blog

      Originally posted by alfie View Post
      article taken down, why?
      Bottom boy, It wasn't Russia! Here's another one from USA Today.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ews/419277002/
      "its time to start killing journalist" Mr. Merlin. 07-02-17

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      • Re: The Trump Blog

        Originally posted by Bigrunner View Post
        Bottom boy, It wasn't Russia! Here's another one from USA Today.

        https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ews/419277002/
        another Obama hire.....must be accurate.....

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        • Re: The Trump Blog

          Originally posted by Bigrunner View Post
          Bottom boy, It wasn't Russia! Here's another one from USA Today.

          https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ews/419277002/
          "They asked me to deflect"


          That's fukkin funny.
          How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

          Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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          • Re: The Trump Blog

            excrement every thread

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            • Re: The Trump Blog

              Originally posted by mr merlin View Post
              Trump surging again in the polls - rassmussen has him up 3 pts in 3 days. We truly do love our president.
              If this is true the congressional election should be an easy win today for the R's since it is an historical republican district and trump showed up a few days ago to campaign for him.

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              • Re: The Trump Blog

                Originally posted by Heisenberg View Post
                If this is true the congressional election should be an easy win today for the R's since it is an historical republican district and trump showed up a few days ago to campaign for him.
                The President that paid hush money to a porn star travels to Pa. to save a Republicon seat that was vacated by Rep. Tim Murphy due to a scandal. The scandal being pro life representative commits adultery, impregnates mistress and pleads with her to have an abortion. The new Republicon party!
                "its time to start killing journalist" Mr. Merlin. 07-02-17

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                • Re: The Trump Blog

                  Originally posted by JavyBaez9 View Post
                  BigRunner needs to be involuntarily committed.
                  No different than Trump wanting to stifle the free press.

                  Why not just refer to everything he posts as Fake News. Try and discredit him or the rest of us and maybe he/we go away.

                  It ain't working.

                  This ain't over till it's over.

                  We'll be up his ass at every turn.

                  Till he's gone.

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                  • Re: The Trump Blog

                    Originally posted by Bushay View Post
                    No different than Trump wanting to stifle the free press.

                    Why not just refer to everything he posts as Fake News. Try and discredit him or the rest of us and maybe he/we go away.

                    It ain't working.

                    This ain't over till it's over.

                    We'll be up his ass at every turn.

                    Till he's gone.
                    you, runner and guesser will force him out....

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                    • Re: The Trump Blog

                      Originally posted by alfie View Post
                      you, runner and guesser will force him out....
                      He needs to go yesterday so the party can distance themselves before midterms.

                      Wasting one of the best opportunities to govern in modern times.
                      How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                      Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                      • Re: The Trump Blog

                        Originally posted by billysink View Post
                        He needs to go yesterday so the party can distance themselves before midterms.

                        Wasting one of the best opportunities to govern in modern times.
                        you are fake news, candada is a faggot infested shithole

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                        • Re: The Trump Blog

                          Originally posted by railbird View Post
                          you are fake news, candada is a faggot infested shithole
                          not my problem kid
                          How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                          Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                          • Re: The Trump Blog

                            Originally posted by Bushay View Post
                            No different than Trump wanting to stifle the free press.

                            Why not just refer to everything he posts as Fake News. Try and discredit him or the rest of us and maybe he/we go away.

                            It ain't working.

                            This ain't over till it's over.

                            We'll be up his ass at every turn.

                            Till he's gone.
                            You're not a resistance, Bushay. You're an overweight online scammer who doesn't matter to anyone alive.

                            It's crazy how little integrity you have. In your white people are evil rant you accidentally linked an article that proved that western europe had 500% more terrorist attacks since 1970 due to their proximity to Islam and Muslims.

                            500% more terrorist attacks Bushay.

                            Let me repeat it.

                            500% more terrorist attacks.

                            More people dead. More kids killed. More innocent people slaughtered. 500% more.

                            But keep blaming white Trump supporters for the root of all evil. All of the people Islam murders don't matter. The children they strap bombs to in Africa, at least they're not white supremacists!

                            The average white supremacist posts on 4chan and never harms a soul. The average extremist muslim rapes women, throws gays off roof tops, and takes their own life trying to kill others.

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                              In the NCAA Tournament of Actual Threats, White Supremacists are a 16 seed and Extremist Muslims are the #1, Bushay. No other way to explain this to you.

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                                Oh look, Javy thinks he has a sparring partner who will engage with him.

                                He's just dying to find someone dumb enough to go back and forth with him for all hours of the night or morning.

                                I don't think even the dopes he follows would do that.



                                hmmm.

                                Now lets see how many times Javy has replied to himself by the time I finish typing this.



                                And would someone ask him again to kindly take that tranny photo out of his Avatar?

                                Just the fact he doesn't realize it speaks volumes.

                                Didn't someone say Javy had a close Tranny friend? For god sakes, he doesn't need to make it his Avatar.

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                                  Ohh. Just 2. Not that bad. Must be a slow night.

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                                    lol so he ignored everything I said, ignored the 500% terrorist attacks since 1970 due to being next to Muslims, and focused on insulting the level of attraction of a woman who would never look his way?

                                    Sounds like Bushay.

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                                    • Re: The Trump Blog

                                      you said something?


                                      oh.
                                      How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                                      Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                                      • Re: The Trump Blog

                                        http://ashley-salazar.com/about/

                                        That's the girl in the photo. Not a tranny, she actually hates Trump if her twitter can be believed.

                                        You know what's funny about you, Bushay? You just accused a Trump hating military veteran hispanic woman of being a tranny when she's not a tranny. That would be enough to label you a far right white supremacist by The Southern Poverty Law Center.

                                        That's a fact.

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                                        • Re: The Trump Blog

                                          Bushay = far right white supremacist. Proven, confirmed, verified by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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                                          • Re: The Trump Blog

                                            Reports: Trump Assistant’s Financial Problems Led to Firing . John McEntee, the longtime “body man” for President Donald Trump who was fired from the White House Monday, is reportedly under investigation for problems related to his finances, according to reports from CNN and The Wall Street Journal. The CNN report claims that McEntee was fired and promptly escorted off the White House grounds because the Department of Homeland Security is investigating him for “serious financial crimes.” The Journal report says that McEntee was denied a security clearance because of financial problems connected to online gambling and mishandling of his taxes—issues the Secret Service is investigating. Despite McEntee’s White House departure and his alleged financial issues, he's been named senior adviser for campaign operations in Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, according to a campaign release issued Tuesday. This comes amid a number of recent Trump administration departures, from former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Rob Porter—who also had security clearance issues. Porter left the White House amid allegations of domestic abuse.

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                                              online gambling men

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                                              • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                Originally posted by michael777 View Post
                                                Reports: Trump Assistant’s Financial Problems Led to Firing . John McEntee, the longtime “body man” for President Donald Trump who was fired from the White House Monday, is reportedly under investigation for problems related to his finances, according to reports from CNN and The Wall Street Journal. The CNN report claims that McEntee was fired and promptly escorted off the White House grounds because the Department of Homeland Security is investigating him for “serious financial crimes.” The Journal report says that McEntee was denied a security clearance because of financial problems connected to online gambling and mishandling of his taxes—issues the Secret Service is investigating. Despite McEntee’s White House departure and his alleged financial issues, he's been named senior adviser for campaign operations in Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, according to a campaign release issued Tuesday. This comes amid a number of recent Trump administration departures, from former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Rob Porter—who also had security clearance issues. Porter left the White House amid allegations of domestic abuse.

                                                That's fukkin funny. Can't pass a clearance because he's a degenerate.
                                                How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                                                Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                                                • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                  Originally posted by billysink View Post
                                                  That's fukkin funny. Can't pass a clearance because he's a degenerate.
                                                  he stole the mlk bust......

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                                                  • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                    Please feel free to report far right white supremacist Bushay to the Detroit local FBI offices...

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                                                    • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                      Originally posted by alfie View Post
                                                      he stole the mlk bust......
                                                      Fukkin Trump guy didn't bet him @ 25-1 on open or he'd still have his job.

                                                      Bet Hilda and tapped out.
                                                      How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                                                      Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                                                      • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                        congrats to the Dem's,easy win tonight

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                                                        • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                          Originally posted by michael777 View Post
                                                          congrats to the Dem's,easy win tonight
                                                          Bit early.

                                                          Trump won that district by 20 points and personally campaigned there.
                                                          How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                                                          Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                                                          • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                            Originally posted by michael777 View Post
                                                            congrats to the Dem's,easy win tonight
                                                            Merlin says Trump's approval rating surging daily. Obviously Trump should have stayed away from this Republicon Pa. district. Btw hated Trump JR and hated Mike Pence also campaigned in Pa. Love it.
                                                            "its time to start killing journalist" Mr. Merlin. 07-02-17

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                                                            • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                              Originally posted by Bigrunner View Post
                                                              Merlin says Trump's approval rating surging daily. Obviously Trump should have stayed away from this Republicon Pa. district. Btw hated Trump JR and hated Mike Pence also campaigned in Pa. Love it.
                                                              LOL, the dems ran a pro gun pro life candidate...

                                                              Surprised he wasn't anti immigrant too, just to secure the victory...

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                                                                I don't know how that race could be a virtual tie. Tax reform wasn't as popular as Trump thought, nor is the sanctuary city narrative. The GOP really pushed those talking points in PA.

                                                                Two visits by Trump, many of his surrogates and a large cash infusion from the GOP.

                                                                All for a seat that won't exist after the midterms as a result of the GOP being fed their gerrymandering efforts.
                                                                How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                                                                Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                                                                • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                                  Originally posted by JavyBaez9 View Post
                                                                  LOL, the dems ran a pro gun pro life candidate...

                                                                  Surprised he wasn't anti immigrant too, just to secure the victory...
                                                                  Ok Javy. Trumptards have nothing to fear. 6.75 more years of the Russian agent President will suck.
                                                                  "its time to start killing journalist" Mr. Merlin. 07-02-17

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                                                                  • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                                    This result is far more important than whoever is eventually declared the winner.
                                                                    How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                                                                    Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                                                                    • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                                      Originally posted by Bushay View Post
                                                                      No different than Trump wanting to stifle the free press.

                                                                      Why not just refer to everything he posts as Fake News. Try and discredit him or the rest of us and maybe he/we go away.

                                                                      It ain't working.

                                                                      This ain't over till it's over.

                                                                      We'll be up his ass at every turn.

                                                                      Till he's gone.


                                                                      He's been up your ass for 14 months.


                                                                      You'll be Squealing like a pig quite a bit longer.

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                                                                      • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                                        Originally posted by Bigrunner View Post
                                                                        Ok Javy. Trumptards have nothing to fear. 6.75 more years of the Russian agent President will suck.
                                                                        Anyone who takes this as a referendum on Trump when the democrats ran a fake democrat is an idiot. So probably billy

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                                                                        • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                                          It certainly is a barometer for working class America on the success of tax reform and immigration. The GOP pushed that very hard in PA.

                                                                          I think the issues were far more important than Trump. His act has worn pretty thin, most midterm candidates would prefer he go be "popular" someplace other than their campaign. At very least they worry he'll drive up Democratic voter turnout.
                                                                          How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                                                                          Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                                                                          • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                                            What a simply wonderful idea. What in the world could ever go wrong?

                                                                            Oh crap. Looks like this and nothings even been approved.



                                                                            Seaside High teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured

                                                                            SEASIDE, Calif. —A teacher who also serves as a reserve police officer accidentally fired a gun inside a Seaside High School classroom Tuesday, police said, and three students were injured.
                                                                            Dennis Alexander was teaching a course about gun safety for his Administration of Justice class when his gun went off at 1:20 p.m.

                                                                            Alexander was pointing his gun at the ceiling when it fired. Pieces of the ceiling fell to the ground.

                                                                            A news release from the Seaside Police Department said no one suffered "serious injuries." One 17-year-old boy suffered moderate injuries when fragments from the bullet ricocheted off the ceiling and lodged into his neck, the student's father, Fermin Gonzales, told KSBW.
                                                                            The teacher had just told the class that he wanted to make sure his gun wasn't loaded, when the gun fired, according to Gonzales.
                                                                            "It's the craziest thing. It could have been very bad," Gonzales said.
                                                                            The teacher was about to use the gun for a demonstration about how to disarm someone, according to Gonzales.
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                                                                            KSBW
                                                                            Bullet fragments removed from student’s neck

                                                                            Everyone in the classroom was stunned, and the teacher, who is a reserve officer for the Sand City Police Department, apologized.
                                                                            But no one at the school checked to make sure that all of the students were uninjured, Gonzales said. The school day resumed as normal, and Seaside Police Department officers launched an investigation.
                                                                            The 17-year-old boy's parents were shocked when he returned home with blood on his shirt and bullet fragments in his neck. The student's parents rushed him to a hospital for X-rays.
                                                                            "He's shaken up, but he's going to be OK," Gonzales told KSBW. "I'm just pretty upset that no one told us anything and we had to call the police ourselves to report it."
                                                                            Alexander was placed on administrative leave from his teaching position at Seaside High School, and he was also placed on administrative leave at the Sand City Police Department.
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                                                                            Seaside High School

                                                                            Sand City Police Chief Brian Ferrante told KSBW, "I have concerns about why he was displaying a loaded firearm in a classroom. We will be looking into that."

                                                                            Ferrante said Alexander has been a reserve Sand City police officer for the past 11 years, and described his track record as "positive and professional." The 2013 Reserve Officer of the Year is also a Seaside City Council member and Red Cross volunteer. KSBW interviewed Alexander in 2015 while he was volunteering for the Red Cross to help victims of the Tassajara Fire.
                                                                            Teachers are not legally allowed to have firearms in California classrooms, even if they have a concealed carry permit.

                                                                            Whether to arm teachers with guns on campus to make American schools safer has been a fiery question politically over the past few weeks, following a mass shooting at a Florida high school.
                                                                            Thousands of students are planning to walk out of their classrooms Wednesday to raise awareness about gun violence and school safety.
                                                                            One KSBW Facebook fan remarked about the Seaside incident, "This is clear example why teachers shouldn't have a gun. Accidents happen, even to people with experience."

                                                                            Another Facebook fan quipped, "Oh great.. .Ya let’s give ALL the teachers guns. What could possibly go wrong?"
                                                                            Students who take Alexander's Administration of Justice class are interested in public safety and becoming a police officer.
                                                                            "I think a lot of questions on parents' minds are, why a teacher would be pointing a loaded firearm at the ceiling in front of students," Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh said. "Clearly in this incident protocols were not followed."
                                                                            The Superintendent's Office sent a letter to parents reading: "We want to make you aware of an accident that occurred in the Administration of Justice class today at Seaside High School. As some of you may know, the teacher is a reserve police officer. Today, during class, the teacher accidentally discharged his firearm during a lesson while it was pointed at the ceiling. Debris from the ceiling then fell. Upon learning of the incident, our Human Resources department, school site administration and the Seaside Police Department immediately began investigating the incident, including interviewing students in the class. We will also have counseling services available for students. Due to the nature of this personnel incident, we are unable to share any other details. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave for the duration of the on-going investigation. The safety of your student is always our top priority, and we will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep them safe while they are under our care."



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                                                                              Lol an incompetent cop proves Trump wrong somehow?

                                                                              Bushay is a proven white supremacist nazi.

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                                                                              • Re: The Trump Blog

                                                                                And you're a petulant 11 year old trapped in a 30 year old man's body.
                                                                                How you better than somebody? Cuz you said so? Naw man, don't work that way. Sun shine on everybody ass just the same. Get up off your chair and get some.

                                                                                Captain Old Earl Johnson Natchez Miss.

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                                                                                  Paul Manafort faces 305 years

                                                                                  Washington (CNN)Paul Manafort could face the rest of his life -- and almost 300 years or more -- in prison, a federal judge said Tuesday.

                                                                                  "Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison," federal judge T.S. Ellis III of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia wrote Tuesday.


                                                                                  An updated map of the feuds and frustrations splitting the Trump White House


                                                                                  Ellis last week placed Manafort under home incarceration while wearing a GPS monitor and set a $10 million unsecured bail.
                                                                                  Manafort, 68, has been under similar home arrest and bail conditions for a separate case in Washington, DC, federal court that was filed in late October.

                                                                                  Taken together, the former Trump campaign chairman faces strict restrictions and heavy potential consequences as he awaits his two jury trials this year. If Manafort were to choose to avoid trial and change his plea to guilty, like his co-defendant Rick Gates has already done, he could be forced by special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors to share details he knows about Trump campaign officials' contact with Russians and other foreign nationals.
                                                                                  Manafort for decades had conducted business built upon his relationships with Russian-sympathetic Ukrainians and other powerful European former politicians, and had been in contact with them while leading the Trump campaign.
                                                                                  He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.
                                                                                  Ellis said Manafort has the financial resources and international connections to help himself flee before his trial and stay at large, "as well as every incentive to do so."


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                                                                                  Manafort is currently wearing two GPS monitors -- one from the federal court in Virginia and one from the federal court in DC.
                                                                                  305 years

                                                                                  Manafort faces a maximum of 305 years in prison if found guilty on all charges in Virginia.
                                                                                  On tax charges he faces in Virginia alone, his likely sentence would be eight years, prosecutors said in a previous court filing. He also faces nine charges of bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracy, which each carry a maximum 30 years in prison, for 270 years maximum.
                                                                                  In the DC case, Manafort faces a likely sentence of 15 years to 20 years in prison if convicted there on five total conspiracy charges and foreign lobbying violations.
                                                                                  The allegations in his criminal indictments, brought by Mueller's office this fall and winter, describe a scheme of shell companies and offshore bank accounts Manafort used to hide his earnings from lobbying for Ukrainian politicians. He then allegedly used those earnings to obtain mortgages and buy home renovations and luxury goods.


                                                                                  Manafort trial set to begin July 10


                                                                                  Manafort currently has to inform both the courts in DC and in Virginia if he'd like to leave his house for any reason except for medical emergencies, religious services and to meet with his lawyers or appear in courts.
                                                                                  The Virginia judge's order Tuesday specified he should not drink excessively or use drugs that aren't prescribed to him, and that he's effectively on a "24-hour-a-day lock-down." Manafort has already forfeited his passports to federal authorities and can't apply for new travel documents.
                                                                                  "He is quite manifestly a risk of flight. He has substantial personal assets and faces a substantial period of incarceration if he is convicted," Ellis said in court last week, before issuing today's order.
                                                                                  Manafort is set to go to trial in Virginia on July 10, and in Washington on September 17.

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