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Vanity Fair: Trump blaming Kushner for Mueller investigation

Source: Vanity Fair (via The Hill)

President Trump is reportedly blaming White House adviser Jared Kushner for his role in decisions that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a new report by Vanity Fair.

In a call Tuesday to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, Trump put blame on Kushner for the part he took in choices to fire former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI director James Comey, Vanity Fair reported.

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally, also recently said Kushner wasn't giving Trump good advice — a sentiment which Trump reportedly agreed with, according to someone familiar with the conversation.

Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide to President Trump who was fired, echoed the statement.
“Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history,” Nunberg said.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/358248-vanity-fair-trump-blaming-kushner-for-mueller-investigation

Paranoia and blaming is reaching a new peak in Turd's White House.

Posted by lagomorph777 | Wed Nov 1, 2017, 02:44 PM (3 replies)

So...Papadopoulos has been wearing a wire for months (apparently)...

and that will obviously freak out a lot of Turd's minions. But their next thought is going to be "I wonder who else is wired?" Suspicion and paranoia will destroy their cohesion.

Trump O'Lantern

Stinky Zinke smells of Whitefish.

This is going to be his undoing.

MAGA: Make America Go Away

Every morning, Pres. Turd wakes up and thinks up 5 new ways to destroy America on behalf of his boss, Vlad the Impostor.

Destroy all those brown Americans in Puwerrrto RrrIco!
Destroy our public education system!
Destroy our health!
Transfer our wealth!
Destroy our military AND their families!

Make America Go Away! You can buy the hat (Made in 'gina) for only $40.

But wait, there's more...

Democrats Biggest Donor Demands Candidates Pledge to Impeach Trump

Source: New York Magazine / Daily Intelligencer

Tom Steyer was the single biggest liberal donor in America’s last two federal elections. In 2016 alone, the billionaire investor plowed more than $91 million into the coffers of Democratic candidates — often on the condition that said candidates were willing to pledge their support for an ambitious agenda to combat climate change.

But Democrats who want Steyer’s money in 2018 will need to promise to take radical action against a very different threat to humanity — the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

In a letter to the Democratic Party’s congressional offices, and House and Senate campaign committees, Steyer argued that Trump presents a “clear and present danger to the republic,” and called on candidates to “make your position clear so that Democratic voters who are under constant attack by this administration, know their elected representatives have the patriotism and political courage to stand up and take action.”

In the letter, which was obtained by the New York Times, Steyer referenced Republican senator Bob Corker’s recent claim that Trump’s advisers have to prevent him from taking destructive actions on a regular basis, and that the president’s impulsiveness could spark an unnecessary world war. Steyer further argued that Trump’s ties to Russia, and his shameless use of the presidency to promote his business interests, would also constitute grounds for removing him from office.

Read more: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/10/key-democratic-donor-demands-candidates-pledge-to-impeach.html

Removing President Turd

We're all becoming legal scholars these days as the nation tries to figure out how to survive. Lots of numbers being thrown around; thought I'd summarize a theme (in numerical order). Odds right now (even according to his Neonazi pal Bannon) are that the 25th amendment, rather than impeachment, will be Turd's downfall. Failing that, I think eventually one of his nutjob followers will be disaffected enough to attempt a 2nd Amendment solution.


The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.


The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.


Judgment in Cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.


The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.


Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

China Approves New Trump-Branded Massage Parlors, Bars and Escort Services: Report

Source: Alternet

A raft of trademarks raises more questions about the president's possible violation of the Emoluments Clause.
By Jacob Sugarman / AlterNet March 8, 2017

China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has granted preliminary approval on 38 Trump trademarks for a raft of businesses including branded spa, massage and escort services, the Associated Press reports. All but three are in the president's name. Other Trump trademarks include golf clubs, hotels, insurance, finance and real estate companies, restaurants, bars and bodyguard services, although the AP is careful to note "it's unclear whether any such businesses will actually materialize in China."

Trump has called China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation and recently sparked an international incident when he declined to acknowledge the country's one-state policy, a course he has since reversed.

The AP report fuels further speculation that the president may violate the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prevents public officials from accepting gifts or titles from a foreign state without the consent of Congress.

"A routine trademark, patent or copyright from a foreign government is likely not an unconstitutiunal emolument," says Richard Painter, who served as chief ethics lawyer for George W. Bush. "But with so many trademarks being granted over such a short time period, the question arises as to whether there is an accomodation in at least some of them."

Read more: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/china-approves-new-trump-branded-massage-parlors-bars-and-escort-services

Trump is now officially a pimp.
Posted by lagomorph777 | Thu Mar 9, 2017, 03:44 PM (7 replies)

How long before Trump is "Out Like Flynn?"


Tuesday Morning Briefing: Out like Flynn

Digits of the day: 24 - That's the number of days into the Trump administration before the first top-level resignation. The person was Michael Flynn. The post was national security adviser. And the reason was that he discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office – this after promising otherwise to Vice President Mike Pence. Such contacts could run afoul of the Logan Act, which bans private citizens from engaging in foreign policy.

Here are some remaining questions:

- Are Flynn's contacts with Russian officials the reason President Vladimir Putin declined to retaliate when the United States imposed additional sanctions on Russia in the waning days of the Obama administration?

- Did Flynn act alone, or did someone higher up in Trump's circle instruct or authorize, tacitly or otherwise, these interactions?

Pic of the moment

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