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May 29 15:31

Dershowitz: Shame on Robert Mueller for exceeding his role

"Until today, I have defended Mueller against the accusations that he is a partisan. I did not believe that he personally favored either the Democrats or the Republicans, or had a point of view on whether President Trump should be impeached. But I have now changed my mind. By putting his thumb, indeed his elbow, on the scale of justice in favor of impeachment based on obstruction of justice, Mueller has revealed his partisan bias. He also has distorted the critical role of a prosecutor in our justice system."

May 29 12:06

Mueller Resigns From DOJ, Won't Testify, Says "Charging Trump Was Not An Option"

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has released an official statement on Mueller's statement, as has Trump Campaign manager Brad Parscale.

First, the official White House statement from Sarah Sanders, who called on everybody to follow Mueller's lead and move on.

"The Special Counsel has completed the investigation, closed his office, and has closed the case. Mr. Mueller explicitly said that he has nothing to add beyond the report, and therefore does not plan to testify before Congress. The report was clear - there was no collusion, no conspiracy - and the Department of Justice confirmed there was no obstruction. Special Counsel Mueller also stated that Attorney General Barr acted in good faith in his handling of the report. After two years, the Special Counsel is moving on with his life, and everyone else should do the same."

And the statement from the campaign, which called on the DoJ to get to the bottom of the origins of the Russia hoax.

May 29 11:56

Mueller Says His Team Did Not Have ‘Option’ of Charging Trump with a Crime

Special counsel Robert Mueller, making public remarks on Wednesday, explained bluntly that his team did not have the “option” to charge President Donald Trump with a crime.

That’s because of longstanding Justice Department policy.

He said that if the team had “confidence” the president did not commit a crime, the special counsel’s report would have made that point.

Speaking from the Justice Department on Wednesday morning, he announced the closing of his office.

May 29 11:41

Scott Adams: How to Win on Social Media for 2020

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1133735101156564992

Start your day feeling good…your whole day just seems to go great
Middle East is better situated for peace possibilities then ever before
President Trump and Chairman Kim having fun at Joe Biden’s expense
The Netflix of online education, a free market system for classes
Online education CAN become good enough to replace regular classes
Anti-Abortion states and the financial impact
Candace Owens is making something obvious to African-Americans
What to do about social media determining who wins in 2020
WaPo has conflated crime and black people…that’s just wrong

May 29 11:28

Adam Schiff encourages intelligence leaders to consider 'the example of Secretary Mattis' and resign

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff predicts two top officials will resist President Trump's move to declassify intelligence related to the Russia investigation.

Should pressure from Trump become too great, Schiff suggested this pair of intelligence leaders — CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats — follow the example of former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and resign.

“If it gets to a point they are asked to do things that are unlawful or jeopardize the men and women that work within the I.C., they should speak out,” the California Democrat told the New York Times, “and, if necessary, follow the example of Secretary Mattis.”

May 29 11:23

President Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner set to attend Bilderberg 2019

The 67th annual Bilderberg meeting will be held in Montreux, Switzerland from 30 May through 2 June where about 130 figureheads from industry, academe, finance, labor, and media will clock in and go to work on what they consider the most important topics of 2019 which according to the group’s official website will include:

1. A Stable Strategic Order

2. What Next for Europe?

3. Climate Change and Sustainability

4. China

5. Russia

6. The Future of Capitalism

7. Brexit

8. The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

9. The Weaponisation of Social Media

10. The Importance of Space

11. Cyber Threats

May 29 11:22

Mueller reveals charging Trump was 'NOT AN OPTION' because of Justice Department rules as special counsel resigns saying he did NOT clear the president – triggering Democrats to ramp up impeachment calls as Trump tweets 'The case is closed!'

Special Counsel Robert Mueller told the country in a dramatic statement that it was 'not an option' for his office to have charged President Trump with an obstruction crime and that it would be 'inappropriate' for him to speak further about his probe of Russian election interference.

In a public statement he said would likely be his only one, Mueller restated parts of his 448-report – including the controversial decision not to charge Trump with a crime.

The president has repeatedly cited the report – and his own attorney general's decision not to charge him – as proof that there was 'no obstruction.'

But Mueller, in his sudden statement delivered with little public notification, said his decision rested on Justice Department policy – not on the guilt or innocence of President Trump.

That did not stop Trump from tweeting immediately after Mueller's remarks that the case against him was 'closed.'

May 29 10:58

Mueller reveals charging Trump with a crime was 'NOT AN OPTION' because of Justice Department rules as special counsel resigns saying he did NOT clear the president of obstruction – but Trump tweets 'The case is closed!'

Special Counsel Robert Mueller told the country in a dramatic statement that it was 'not an option' for his office to have charged President Trump with an obstruction crime and that it would be 'inappropriate' for him to speak further about his probe of Russian election interference.

In a public statement he said would likely be his only one, Mueller restated parts of his 448-report – including the controversial decision not to charge Trump with a crime.

The president has repeatedly cited the report – and his own attorney general's decision not to charge him – as proof that there was 'no obstruction.'

But Mueller, in his sudden statement delivered with little public notification, said his decision rested on Justice Department policy – not on the guilt or innocence of President Trump.

That did not stop Trump from tweeting immediately after Mueller's remarks that the case against him was 'closed.'

May 29 10:49

Trump has soured on his national security adviser John Bolton and is trashing him in private as ultra-hawk travels to Middle East and says U.S. does NOT want war with Iran

President Donald Trump has soured on National Security Adviser John Bolton and is trashing him in private as the hawkish adviser reassures Middle Eastern allies the U.S. does not want war with Iran.

Trump has grumbled about Bolton in private at his Florida golf club, to advisers and even to mega-donor Sheldon Adelson - the conservative casino owner who backs Bolton, The New York Times revealed.

The reports of the strained relationship come as Bolton attends an emergency summits of Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, where the adviser - who has previously advocated for harsh treatment of Iran - reassured allies the U.S. is being 'responsible' when it comes to Tehran.

May 28 10:54

Scott Adams: 2020 Election Prediction Update, Can Biden Really Beat Trump?

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1133372902022062080

Devin Nunes retweeted my guides for identifying FAKE NEWS
Drone “bullet”, hovers and waits for its target…then kills it
Are Prediction models for 2020 election results, better than 2016s?
The impact: Social media’s “thumb on scale” algorithms
People who CAN be persuaded…in key states, decide who’s President
VOX’s ridiculous claim about FOX News, impact on CNN, MSNBC
YouTube supposedly blocking people from playing a certain video
John Lewis says he cried…
…when President Trump said something…that he didn’t say
Joe Biden’s campaign strategy of invisibility, noticed by others
President Trump UNDERSTANDS PEOPLE, at a level few others can
Have you EVER felt safer about North Korea?
Duncan Hunter’s support for Navy Seal photographing war carnage
Creativity from AI computer programs? Yes, it CAN be done
Prediction:

May 27 13:14

Anti-Trump lawmaker Rashida Tlaib says her fellow House Democrats are 'moving toward' consensus on impeachment proceedings against president

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, one of the first Democrats in Congress to call for President Donald Trump to be impeached, said Sunday that more Democrats are 'moving toward' a consensus on such proceedings against the president.

'It is moving towards that. It's going to demand that. It already is,' she said on NBC's 'Meet the Press.'

'We can't be able to do our jobs if we don't hold him accountable,' she said.

May 27 13:09

Pardoning War Criminals Is a Monstrous Way to Honor Memorial Day

How are you spending Memorial Day? Ordinary people may attend parades, host cookouts, or take the long weekend to visit loved ones.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, may pardon a few war criminals.

The president recently requested the files of several accused and convicted U.S. war criminals, a possible step toward expedited pardons for individuals who’ve done unspeakable things.

There’s SEAL chief Edward Gallagher, who senselessly shot to death a teenage girl and an elderly man in Iraq. Gallagher also brutally stabbed a wounded 15-year-old to death – and then posed for photos with the body, which he texted to friends.

Trump also requested the files of Nicholas Slatten, a Blackwater contractor convicted of shooting dozens of Iraqi civilians in the notorious 2007 Nisour Square massacre, and of Mathew Golsteyn, who confessed to murdering an unarmed Afghan captive US soldiers had released.

May 27 13:07

Guess who doesn't want war with Iran? Trump supporters

Supporters of Donald Trump who hoped that he would adopt a new, less interventionist foreign policy for the United States have ample reasons to feel disappointed. The administration’s increasingly belligerent policy toward Iran, which may lead to war, is just the most recent case in which the president has betrayed those supporters.

During his presidential campaign in 2016, Trump repeatedly condemned Washington’s regime-change wars and nation-building crusades. Much to the shock and fury of the other Republican candidates, he did not confine his criticism to policies that Barack Obama’s administration pursued; instead he excoriated George W Bush for the Iraq war and the seemingly endless military mission in Afghanistan.

May 27 13:06

A Parade of Imperial Presidencies

Watching the Trump administration stiff-arm constitutional checks and balances left and right, and stonewalling all congressional subpoena and other oversight requests connected to the Mueller probe, this might be a good time to remind Americans that the encroaching executive tyranny we feel has been building for some time, and that it is pretty much our fault.

Although historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. popularized the concept of the “imperial presidency” during the presidency of Richard Nixon, the power of the executive had been expanding mightily since the Cold War presidency of Harry Truman. However, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, presidents have further augmented their extra-constitutional power to such an extent that we might now classify the presidency as having gone rogue.

May 26 11:24

Scott Adams: Find Out Why Trump Has NO Chance of Reelection (Unless Something Changes)

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1132647797591760898

Anti-Trumpers convincing themselves he WANTS to be impeached
Not likely he wants impeachment on his Presidential record
CNN home page, news…or mind reading?
Using the wrong words to describe things…to CREATE news
President Trump’s “Bidan” tweet about Joe being called “low IQ”
Chairman Kim, a friend, mocking President Trump’s rival
Breitbart article, my Episode 540 video about Trump’s 2020 chances
The caveat is…IF nothing changes, President Trump can’t win
Social media has a stranglehold and time to perfect persuasion
BBC video immersing viewer in WWI trench warfare
“They Shall Not Grow Old”
Voiceovers of the actual words from WWI military volunteers
Pre-Suasion, by Cialdini tells us what will happen in the 2020 election
Social media controls the order in which you see things

May 26 09:15

Trump plays down North Korea's missile test, putting him at odds with Abe

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday he doesn't view North Korea's short range missile tests as disturbing, a view deeply at odds with his Japanese hosts and in conflict with statements made a day earlier by his national security adviser.

"North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me," Trump wrote on Twitter.
This is a major blow ahead of his meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which are set to begin in a few hours.

May 26 08:58

Top Republican Nunes Wants Theresa May to Answer Questions About Steele Dossier, What Did Brennan Know?

Ranking Republican of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump, asking him to question British Prime Minister Theresa May about Great Britain’s role in the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

The inquiry would be significant and it is based on newly published information in the British newspaper The Telegraph revealing that former British spy Christopher Steele briefed May’s spy chiefs on the uncorroborated dossier.

May 25 14:56

DONKTUM: Restricting the Range of Consciousness

The time to defend free speech is now, and the place is wherever you stand. We must be hyper-vigilant because the outrage addicts and crypto-fascists will never stop hunting thought criminals. We must defend speech we abhor just as vehemently as the speech we like. We must not let voices be silenced and their owners disappear into the black bag of deplatforming.

Comments at: https://twitter.com/CarpeDonktum/status/1132401710301941760

May 25 12:00

Scott Adams The Age of Enlightenment, End of the Republic

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1132285215160668161

“End of the world” fears about President…versus major successes
A consistent President Trump theme…he knows what matters
“Age of Enlightenment” phrase used by President Trump
As predicted, he is changing how we view reality
President Trump is teaching us what’s important
Military arms sales to Saudi Arabia and support for their leadership
Blight area usage, homestead style with 2 lots per owner
Kit style homes, like Sears Craftsman homes of the past
Twitter poll, ever notice you were no longer following my account
Consistently, about 20% have experienced the phenomena
Social media has neutralized our democratic republic
Ability to influence people without them realizing it
Headline construction, clickbait links, influence triggers
2020 election results will be determined by social media

May 25 10:30

Trump’s orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump’s decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started the probe.

The president claims his campaign was spied upon, though Trump administration officials have said they have no specific evidence that anything illegal was done when the campaign came under FBI surveillance that was approved by a court.

On Thursday, Trump gave Barr full authority to publicly disclose information about the origins of the investigation the president has repeatedly dismissed as a “hoax.”

“You have to get down to what happened because what happened is a tremendous blight on our country,” Trump said, adding that Barr is highly respected and will be impartial in reviewing documents.

May 25 10:06

Trump Says U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraq’s Oil, and ‘Maybe We’ll Have Another Chance’

While addressing the CIA on Saturday, President Donald Trump took a break from lambasting the media to remind everyone that he thinks the U.S. should have stolen Iraq’s oil. He also suggested that the U.S. might get another chance to violate international law.

“Now I said it for economic reasons,” Trump said while introducing Representative Mike Pompeo, his pick to lead the agency. “But if you think about it, Mike, if we kept the oil, you probably wouldn’t have ISIS because that’s where they made their money in the first place, so we should have kept the oil. But, okay, maybe we’ll have another chance.”

May 25 09:37

US pressures to prevent China companies from operating in Israel

The US is pressuring Israel to prevent Chinese companies from entering Israeli facilities.

US National Security Adviser John Bolton addressed this issue during his visit to Israel in January, and warned against the entry of Chinese technology companies, such as Huawei and ZTE, to the Israeli market, Haaretz reported yesterday.

The US warnings come as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to boost trade ties with China, but at the same time is facing US pressure. The Marker newspaper reported this week that the Cabinet abstained from setting up a special committee to monitor China’s technology and investment, despite US pressures. The report added that Israel is now seeking an approach that appeases America.

May 25 07:32

DEFYING CONGRESS, TRUMP SETS $8 BILLION-PLUS IN WEAPONS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA, UAE AND JORDAN

U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

May 24 13:48

Trump Vindicated: Report Says Obama Government Wiretapped Trump Campaign

U.S. investigators wiretapped President Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a report by CNN that vindicates the president’s earlier claims, which were mocked as a conspiracy theory.

May 24 12:27

Trump may use Iran tensions to bypass Congress, sell Saudis more bombs: Senator

A US senator has warned that President Donald Trump may use the tensions Washington has been stocking with Iran as a pretext to sell more bombs to the Saudi regime without congressional approval.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that the Trump administration may cite tensions with Iran as an “emergency” to justify supplying more arms to the Riyadh regime.

“I am hearing that Trump may use an obscure loophole in the Arms Control Act and notice a major new sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia (the ones they drop in Yemen) in a way that would prevent Congress from objecting. Could happen this week,” Murphy said.

“Arms control law allows Congress to reject a sale to a foreign country. But Trump would claim the sale constitutes an ‘emergency’ which means Congress can't take a vote of disapproval. It would go through automatically,” he added.

May 24 11:29

Scott Adams: Slaughtermeter Reset to Zero Due to Social Media Manipulation, Pelosi

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1131923144522919936

Slaughtermeter downgraded from 140% to 0%
Currently, no chance President Trump will win re-election
Currently…social media thumb on the scale, will prevent it
Zero visibility into algorithms, no explanations, no independent appeal
“Doctored” videos of Pelosi slurs removed as misleading
Enemy press then labels ALL Pelosi slur videos “doctored”
Why not show undoctored and doctored vids for comparison?
2 topics are undiscussible…I can’t even say the words
Some people undiscussible…I can’t even mention their names
Doing so, risks suspension, banning, demonetizing, censorship
Am I being Shadowbanned on Twitter?
I can’t tell, I can’t know, there’s no way to know
Social Media was caught off-guard by candidate Trump in 2016
His “Island of Misfit Toys” supporters are VERY effective

May 24 11:05

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr’s inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Trump directed the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Barr’s probe. The directive marked an escalation in Trump’s efforts to “investigate the investigators,” as he continues to try to undermine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe amid mounting Democratic calls for impeachment proceedings.

May 24 09:47

Trump Plans Executive Order To Help Lower Health-Care Costs

While Democrats dither over the virtues of 'Medicare for All', the Trump administration is about to embark on an all-out offensive to lower health-care costs in the US.

According to WSJ, Trump is preparing an executive order that would force health-care providers - hospitals, internists, specialists etc. - to disclose the discounted and negotiated rates for various procedures that they negotiate with insurance companies. The order would force more transparency among health-care pricing, an industry that is accustomed to transacting in private.

May 23 14:29

Pelosi Says She ‘Prays’ for the President, Urges Family to Stage Intervention

Nancy Pelosi continued to take personal shots at Donald Trump’s mental state, saying his recent “temper tantrum” has led her to “pray for the President.”

It is the latest escalation in the war of words between the House Speaker and the White House.

On Wednesday, the President walked into a scheduled meeting with Democrat leaders on infrastructure, blasted them over conducting “phony investigations,” and promptly walked out.

The fiery one-sided exchange was apparently in response to Pelosi’s allegations that Trump was engaged in a “cover-up.”

Pelosi opined that Trump’s reaction was that of an unwell man.

May 23 11:34

US promise of Palestinian ‘prosperity’ falls flat at UN

The Trump administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan drew criticism at the United Nations Wednesday, with European and UN officials saying Palestinians should not be coerced into selling off rights to run their own country.

Addressing the UN’s top body in New York, Jason Greenblatt, the United States envoy on the Middle East, talked up a meeting about boosting the Palestinian economy in Bahrain next month that marks the start of a new US-led peace initiative.

The “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop, to be held in Manama on June 25-26 and co-hosted with the US, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders who want their political demands to be addressed in any solution to the decades-old conflict.

May 23 11:25

Michael Cohen had more than 1,000 calls and texts with company linked to Russian oligarch after Election Day, unsealed warrant applications reveal

Jailed former longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had more than 1,000 communications with the head of a Russia linked firm after Election Day 2016 – and banked more than $400,000 in just five months from the company, unsealed warrants revealed Wednesday.

The information about Cohen was contained in five warrants that prosecutors obtained at the start of the Russia probe.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday delivered yet another of his blistering critiques on the probe, which he termed a 'hoax' that was run by 18 'angry' Democrats.

The warrants tell an alternate story, with numerous suspicious transactions running through an LLC, Essential Consultants, that Cohen initially set up to process payments to porn star Storm Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump.

May 23 11:18

Scott Adams: Biden, Infrastructure Theater, Word-Thinking, Shadowbanning

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1131560677942878209

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels…back in the news again
Political season is upon us, and some odd traffic coincidences
We’re left to guess why traffic patterns suddenly altered
The fact we can’t tell why…portends regulation
Lack of social media algorithm transparency…
…IS the end of our Republic
Not necessarily a coordinated conspiracy, but same result
Joe Biden has no legislative accomplishments
A career in politics, and NO accomplishments to show?
VP candidate traditionally boring, watered-down version of POTUS
Biden was more boring than President Obama
Now Biden has to select his own VP, that’s even more boring
CNN and MSNBC producing stories out of colorful words
CNN reports Pelosi says she’s getting under POTUS skin
Social media wasn’t able to obtain their desired result in 2016

May 23 11:17

SecDef Orders New Limits on Military Reporting to Congress

Pentagon says new limits actually "increase transparency".

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has issued a new memo imposing major new restrictions on the methods through which the Pentagon and defense officials are allowed to share information with Congressional offices or committees.

The policy imposes serious limits, telling officials to only give Congress official summaries instead of actual plans, and sets officials within the Pentagon who decide whether a Congressional request can be proven to be legitimate.

This is clearly intended to further limit information sharing at a time when many in Congress are complaining they’re already not being kept sufficiently informed. Reps. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Mac Thornberry (R-TX) warned that the new policy is overstepping the Pentagon’s authority, by “presuming to determine what warrants legislative oversight.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"increase transparency", MY ASTROLABE!!

This is engineered to build a ruggedized, encrypted intel fortress about critical information, so that Congress cannot hear about the foulups, bleeps, and blunders perpetrated by the Pentagon, in its relentless, insane pursuit of wars of conquest.

So Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, a word, please; there has to come a time when we desperately need, at the national level, to have a Department of Peace, to give the President alternative ways to go about his international agenda, rather than blowing people, and things, up.

And sir, forgive me, but that time... is now.

May 23 10:48

House panel approves language revoking 2001 war authority as U.S. increases Iran tensions

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would end the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), as lawmakers grow increasingly concerned over the possibility of war with Iran.

The committee voted along party lines, 30-22, for Rep. Barbara Lee's (D-Calif.) amendment to sunset the AUMF, which has been used as legal justification for military operations against terrorist groups.

Passed days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, it has been cited as a justification for conflict 41 times in 18 countries.

“In the last 18 years, it really has become increasingly clear that the AUMF has essentially provided the president, and that’s any president, the authority to wage war anywhere in the world at any time,” said Lee, who was the only member of Congress to vote against the AUMF when it was passed.

May 23 10:32

War Crimes Pardons: A Terrible Memorial Day Idea

On May 16, 2008, near the town of Baiji in Iraq, 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna, US Army, murdered a prisoner. That was the verdict of the jury in his 2009 court martial, anyway. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison, but paroled in less than five. On May 6, 2019, US president Donald Trump pardoned Behenna.

As I write this, news reports indicate that Trump intends to celebrate Memorial Day by pardoning several other Americans convicted of (or accused of and not yet tried for) war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s a horrible idea for several reasons.

One reason is that it’s morally repugnant to excuse the commission of crimes, especially violent crimes, for no other reason than that the criminal is a government employee.

A second reason is that it is detrimental to the good order and and discipline of the US armed forces to excuse violations of law by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines.

May 23 09:59

Venezuela, Iran: Trump and the deep state

The US Press is spreading a false narrative of the events in Venezuela and the rise of tension between Washington and Teheran. Given the contradictory declarations of both sides, it is almost impossible to discern the truth. After having checked the facts, we need to deepen our analysis and take into account the opposition between the different political currents in these countries.

May 23 09:47

Kellyanne Conway Snaps at Pelosi After Speaker Says She Doesn’t Talk to President’s Staff

Kellyanne Conway snarked at Nancy Pelosi for being “really pro-woman” after the House Speaker said she only talks to the President, not his staff.

The two exchanged words after a tense moment in which President Trump walked into a meeting on infrastructure, blasted Democrats for conducting “phony investigations,” and promptly walked out.

Trump took issue with Pelosi’s claims that he had “engaged in a cover-up.”

After he bolted from the room, Pelosi reportedly told those in attendance that previous Presidents, unlike Trump, were willing to work with the opposition on infrastructure over the years. One source stated that Pelosi said she wasn’t surprised that Trump walked away.

May 22 15:05

Military Brass Warn Trump Against Memorial Day Pardons for War Criminals

Last week, the New York Times reported that the president was thinking seriously about pardoning military officers and one contractor who had been convicted of, or were facing charges for, committing war crimes, in time for announcement on Memorial Day. It seemed a grossly inappropriate way to celebrate a national holiday devoted to those who died for our country, not those who lived but slaughtered innocents. But then again, Trump does seem to conflate patriotism with jingoism, parades, and intimidating foreigners with threats of lethal violence.

It’s unclear what will happen on Memorial Day, but the Los Angeles Times is now reporting that a backlash has developed among current and former military leaders who consider the idea, well, kind of dishonorable:

May 22 12:23

George Conway tweets text to 25th Amendment and calls Trump ‘a loony tune’ after explosive Rose Garden pity party

George Conway has not slowed down in his criticism of President Donald Trump. The Republican attorney who happens to also be married to Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway Wednesday afternoon responded to Trump’s explosive pity party with a tweet.

That tweet was the section of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that explains how the Vice President can step in to have a president removed from office in case he becomes unfit to serve.

May 22 10:56

US Diplomacy Still Screwed; Trump, Pompeo Hamstrung by RussiaGate Idiocy

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov remarked last Thursday in Moscow that no contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are expected at the G20 summit in Japan on June 28-29. “An encounter is not planned so far and there is no talk about a meeting,” Peskov said.

This remark was made in the run-up to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s forthcoming visit to Russia on April 12-14. There has been much speculation in the US media that a summit meeting between Trump and Putin was likely among Pompeo’s talking points with the Russian leadership.

May 22 10:54

From False Hope to False Flags, Trump Sets the Stage for Global War

At this point Trump is fighting a war with everyone not named Israel and Saudi Arabia. Even allies are not to be spared Trump’s wrath for all of their slights against his beloved United States.

In the greatest television series of the 1990’s, Babylon 5, one of the main characters, Londo, a weak and venal man, makes a deal with the devil and unleashes his dying empire’s worst impulses, to restore it to its former glory.

May 22 10:32

Why capturing Huawei is no victory in tech war

It’s geopolitical, geoeconomic war. Cold, so far, but now about to descend to deep freeze. The US National Security Strategy unmistakably spells it out. China is a strategic competitor and must be contained, no holds barred, on all fronts: economic, military and most of all, technological.

Enter the current, concerted offensive across the spectrum, from 5G and AI to moves attempting to prevent the coming of globalization 2.0. Add to it maximum pressure all over the world to prevent nations from joining the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the organizing foreign policy concept for China in the foreseeable future and the strategic road map for Eurasian integration up to 2049.

It’s all interconnected; the Trump administration’s trade war, Google blocking Huawei from the enhanced Android OS, the demonization of Belt and Road. It’s all about control of global supply chains and technological infrastructure.

May 22 10:30

Do Iranian ‘Threats’ Signal Organized U.S.-Israel Subterfuge?

President Donald Trump’s national security team has been leaking “intelligence” about Iranian threats for a week now in an attempt to justify escalating tensions, including moving American air attack assets to the Persian Gulf. But a closer look suggests that National Security Advisor John Bolton and other senior officials are trying to pull off an intelligence deception comparable to the fraudulent pretense for war in Iraq.

There’s also credible evidence that Israel could be playing a key role in this subterfuge.

May 22 09:42

Breaking: Federal Judge Orders Release of Trump’s Tax Returns

On May 10, House Dem Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard Neal subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS commissioner Charles Rettig to release Trump’s personal tax returns for the 2013-18 period, along with other returns for several of his businesses.

The move followed Mnuchin’s refusal to voluntarily comply with the House request, claiming it was politically motivated.

According to 1924 US legislation, the House and Senate Joint Committee on Taxation may request for examination anyone’s personal tax information.

Federal law also requires candidates for federal office, as well as current office holders and their senior staff — including congressional members, the president and vice president, along with their cabinet members, and senior administration staff — to comply with provisions of the 1978 Ethics in Government Act. It applies to Supreme Court justices as well.

May 22 09:38

Israel and the war on Iran

An American-led war on Iran is still a possibility, despite the fact that US President Donald Trump has openly expressed his lack of enthusiasm for it now, in contrast to his National Security Advisor John Bolton. Israel comes to mind in this instance, despite the unlikely possibility of Israel participating directly in a military confrontation, especially after Washington explicitly asked Israel not to interfere in the event of a war. This is similar to the position during the second Gulf War in 1991.

May 22 09:20

Rep. Amash Calls for President’s Impeachment; Trump Calls Amash a “Loser”

Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) declared that, in his opinion, President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. Doing this made Amash the first Republican to call for the process of removing the president from office to begin.

In a thread of tweets posted on May 18, the constitutionally consistent Amash first made public his assertion that “President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.”

Following that tweet, Amash offered evidence that he said led him to this extraordinary conclusion.

First, Amash wrote that “Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.”

May 21 11:39

Scott Adams: Persuasion Lesson on Nuclear Energy, Plus Reframing Headlines

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1130835972327858176

Joe Biden campaign…the less he’s seen/heard, the better he polls
#MeToo unintended consequences emerge
Tucker’s BAD FRAMING: Does “white privilege” exist?
GOOD FRAMING: Does everybody have a path to success?
People have different paths, but there’s a path for all
President Trump criticizes FOX for Mayor Pete’s Town Hall
Clever move that benefits both President and FOX
CBD shown to be effective at reducing heroin cravings
Matt Gaetz says PapaD tapes will show exculpatory evidence
Tapes were legally required to be part of FISA application
Loretta Lynch testified she never told Comey to call it a matter
Comey testified she instructed him to call it a matter
Persuasion from Iran
They’re distinguishing between POTUS and his advisors
“Try respect…it works” Iranian comment about US

May 21 10:30

Trump Wants End to National Injunctions from Lower Courts

The headline “Trump seeks to limit judges’ powers on injunctions after legal blows” seems ominous—another case of a petulant President seeking to shed longstanding norms when he can’t get what he wants. The reality is more complicated.

President Trump is looking to stop lower courts from being able to issue wide-ranging injunctions in a move that could dramatically limit the authority of judges.

The plan comes as groups opposed to Trump have been able to get several of his policies, including those seeking to limit immigration, put on hold by nationwide orders issued by lower courts in battles that were eventually decided by the Supreme Court.

May 21 09:43

Iran stance is straight from Trump's North Korea playbook

If the current war of words between Iran and the United States has strange echoes of 2017, it's because the same US strategy is at work.

The Trump administration is using its North Korea playbook on Iran: Use a "maximum pressure" campaign -- the same nomenclature was used for Tehran and Pyongyang -- to box the adversary into a corner, then try to negotiate. Respond to a threat by escalating your own threat. Then negotiate to alleviate tensions and claim a win.

In North Korea's case, it was US President Donald Trump's now-infamous "fire and fury" ultimatum that kicked off the biggest tensions: "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen... he has been very threatening beyond a normal state."

May 20 11:46

Scott Adams: Predicting, Deutsche Bank, Brennan, China, Iran

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1130473779119869955

Representative Amash…we have a Representative Amash?
Biden…the less media coverage he gets, the more we’ll like him?
President Trump tweet warns Iran to never threaten us again
Public warning, and US public seems to support if needed
Does Iran want to give the US…an excuse to act?
Does Iran want the US to say “all options are open”?
AOC on climate change solutions…”especially the new technologies”
AOC is open to nuclear…especially the new technologies?
AOC is acknowledging risk/reward balance favors nuclear?
Social media sent a message to government…it was received
Simultaneous, well deserved “pat on the back”
Comey’s email to staff…Brennan INSISTS dossier be included?
Wouldn’t Brennan have known intel was from Russian Intel?
Wouldn’t Brennan have known it would affect our election?

May 20 10:51

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf.

U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, warned Iran that it will face destruction if it seeks a fight, while Iranian officials said their country isn’t looking for war. Trump spoke after a rocket hit near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, spoke a week after four oil tankers— two of them Saudi — were targeted in an alleged act of sabotage off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and days after Iran-allied Yemeni rebels claimed a drone attack on a Saudi oil pipeline.

May 20 10:46

Lawrence Wilkerson Warns The US Is Driving Down A Highway To War With China

Former Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell in the George W. Bush administration, warns in a new The Real News interview with host Sharmini Peries that the United States government is driving down a “highway to war” with China — a war for which Wilkerson sees no sound justification.

The drive toward war is not undertaken in response to a real threat posed by China to the people of America. Instead, argues Wilkerson, the US government is moving toward war for reasons related to money for both the military and the broader military-industrial complex, as well to advance President Donald Trump’s domestic political goals.

May 20 09:45

Kushner Companies spokeswoman says money laundering allegations are “completely made up and totally false”

A report out of the New York Times which alleges President Donald Trump and his top adviser Jared Kushner were laundering money to Russian individuals has been shot down by a Kushner Companies spokeswoman who says the failing publication “continues to create dots that just don’t connect.”

May 20 09:42

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

The likelihood of a U.S. war with Iran is increasing, despite alternately isolationist and provocative messages coming from Trump administration officials.

The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln is now sitting off the coast of Iran, and the U.S. has asked its non-emergency personnel to leave nearby Iraq. Meanwhile, there is a debate about images of what the New York Times described as “missiles on small boats in the Persian Gulf that were put on board by Iranian paramilitary forces.” Whether those missiles photographed were offensive or defensive is important in determining whether the U.S. is misrepresenting Iran’s actions as threatening.

May 18 12:00

Scott Adams: Buttigieg, Fake News, How to Frame Immigration, Abortion, Climate

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1129748787868700673

Border psychology: Telling people we’ll be sending them back soon
A simple tweet that reduces those swarming our border
President Trump uses psychology to protect our homeland
President Trump has a highly criticized style, BUT…
Future Presidents will be compared to his energy, results
President Trump does counter-narrative things ALL the time
Enemy press and Dems push “racist” narratives about him
President’s actions and priorities counter their narratives
The essential claim for needing immigration reform
If your incentives aren’t correct, immigration is a disaster
GOOD FRAMING: Heartbeat bills, a beating heart equals life
GOOD FRAMING: immigration policies like those in…Canada, Japan
Merit based policies like our friends in Canada and Japan

May 18 09:58

Anti-Trump Campaign Expects 'Huge' Turnout at Protests in London

The Stand up to Trump campaign expects a large number of people to turn up for protests against the state visit of US President Donald Trump to the United Kingdom, the movement's spokesman, Denis Fernando, told Sputnik.

According to a recent YouGov poll, 13 percent of London's 8-million population are 'likely' to join the protests.

May 17 18:06

Trump says campaign was 'conclusively spied on,' calls it 'treason'

President Trump on Friday asserted that his 2016 campaign had been "conclusively spied on" by the Obama administration while calling the charge akin to "treason" and demanding jail time for those behind it.

In a tweet, the president said "nothing like this has ever happened" while calling for prison sentences.

"A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!" he continued.

May 17 11:30

Scott Adams: Heartbeat Bills, Trump’s Income, China Trade, Immigration

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1129386826244820999

President Trump’s 2018 income released
Fake News CNN…reports it in a misleading way
His 2018 income is less, but close to what he made last year
Alabama abortion law
The View says the law was made entirely by men
The law is being delegitimized by The View
Credible matters, the law needs to seen as credible
Joel Pollack’s Breitbart article on China trade negotiations
President Trump is educating the country on trade issues
100% of Democrats thought a trade war would crumble US
50% of the Republicans thought a trade war would crumble US
Now we know we can go forever with tariffs if necessary
President Trump wasn’t just right…he was OMG right about China trade
Chuck Schumer is on President Trump’s side on this
Immigration reform with a merit based system…LIKE CANADA

May 17 10:23

Merkel Says Postwar Order Over, Calls on Europe to Unite in Face of US

In an interview with the German daily Zueddeutche Zeitung ahead of the European elections Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Europe to unite and stand up to the US, Russia, and China. Amid the ongoing tussle with Washington over higher import tariffs and the US pulling out of the Iran deal, one of Europe’s most powerful politicians stated that “the old certainties of the postwar order no longer apply” expressing confidence that “Europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world”.

May 17 10:22

Iran and the West: Can Europe restrain the US?

The schism between the United States and Europe over Iran bears the hallmarks of their friction over Iraq prior to the 2003 US-led invasion. Their current dispute is mainly over means not ends, but could have major implications for transatlantic relations and the Middle East.

May 17 10:14

Angela Merkel TAKES ON Trump - lists USA along with Russia and China as global RIVALS

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has provocatively listed the USA under President Trump along with China and Russia as countries that Europe needs to unite to contain.

May 17 08:07

CNN Reporter Jim Acosta Caught Lying, Trump Campaign Calls Him Out

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was caught in an egregious lie in reporting on the President’s new immigration plan, and Trump’s campaign immediately called him out.

Trump delivered remarks in the Rose Garden offering his vision for modernizing the immigration system to make America stronger.

Acosta relayed those comments and in one particular segment falsely reported that the President painted all asylum seekers with the “broad brush” of making frivolous claims to gain asylum in the United States.

May 16 11:30

Scott Adams: AOC’s Abortion Tweet, Immigration Framing, Trump Financials

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1129024238675906560

Annual Presidential Financial Disclosure coming soon:
CNN notes his finances might be good, because he’s a criminal
CNN notes his finances might be bad, because he’s a loser
New books being published about President Trump
They’ve run out of all the “good” complaints about Trump
Authors are resorting to allegedly non-fiction books
Lots of anonymous sources…or fiction
FOX FAKE NEWS story: AOC thinks Alabama women get punished
AOC Alabama abortion law tweet is being misinterpreted
She knows law applies to the provider…not the woman
Iran unspecified danger, major military assets being moved to area
Why are we preparing for war? Shouldn’t we know?
Semi-Effective Immigration Framing…
Immigration is bringing in crime
Increasing crime only influences conservatives
Powerful Immigration Framing…

May 16 11:23

Trump rejects reports of 'infighting' as allies push back against anti-Iran rhetoric

Donald Trump disputes recent reports that his policies regarding Iran have led to "infighting" amid an uptick in tensions and heated rhetoric between Washington and Tehran.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the US president said "there is no infighting whatsoever".

"Different opinions are expressed and I make a decisive and final decision - it is a very simple process. All sides, views, and policies are covered," he said.

"I'm sure that Iran will want to talk soon," Trump added.

May 15 13:16

The Deal of the Century: Trump Team and Netanyahu Conspire to Sell out the Palestinians

In the aftermaths of both the First and Second World Wars national borders were readjusted to suit the victors and entirely new countries were created from the ruins of the empires that had collapsed as a result of the conflict. The process continued with the end of the Soviet Union but the new states were constituted within an already existing ethnic and linguistic framework.

More recently, the United States has engaged in imperialism-lite, with “regime change” programs seeking to lop off the governments of existing nations by coercion or through military invasion, replacing them with Quislings supportive of Washington’s continuing dominance exercised from “over the horizon.”

May 15 11:48

No "Do-Over" On Russia Investigation: White House Tells Nadler To Pound Sand

White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a Wednesday letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) that Congress doesn't get a "do over" of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and others conducted by the Justice Department.

Nadler has led recent efforts in the Democratic-controlled House to continue, which are set to include hearings with Mueller himself, along with key witnesses in his investigation.

"Congressional investigations are intended to obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized 'do-over' of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice," reads the 12-page letter laying out a legal argument for why Nadler is overstepping his bounds.

May 15 11:45

US Trying to Impose Its Services in Economy, Defence on Other Countries - Putin

Following his meeting with the Austrian president, Vladimir Putin told reporters that the United States has been attempting to derail certain projects involving Russia, including Nord Stream 2, and weighed in on the escalating situation around the crumbling Iran nuclear deal.

The United States is trying to impose its services on other countries, both in the economic and defence spheres, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen on Wednesday.

“As for the attempts of our American partners to derail certain agreements, some projects — I mean Nord Stream 2 and some other projects, we have repeatedly said this and want to reiterate: these are attempts of unfair competition under various political pretexts", he said.

May 15 11:27

Allies split with US over Iranian threat as war worries mount

International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open Tuesday amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the US and its allies in the Persian Gulf and beyond .

The US military rebutted doubts expressed by a British general about such a threat. US President Donald Trump denied a report that the administration has updated plans to send more than 100,000 troops to counter Iran if necessary. But Trump then stirred the controversy further by saying: “Would I do that? Absolutely.”

May 15 10:31

Scott Adams: Beto, Biden, Cuban, Healthcare, Comey, Brennan, The Border

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1128661804505108481

Beto’s cringeworthy, white privilege apologies on The View
Mark Cuban doesn’t think ANY Democrat candidate has a chance
The Democrat candidates would look a LOT more appealing IF…
…we weren’t comparing all of them to President Trump
Border news, almost none anymore, why?
Did coverage stop because President was correct all along?
Does border news now support the President? Confirm him?
Political left has GOALS
The problem is…how do you achieve those goals?
The left’s failure: lack of practical SYSTEMS to achieve goals
Political right uses SYSTEMS to achieve GOALS
SYSTEMS of the right are processes to achieve desired goals
Brennan says him and Clapper didn’t want to use Steele Dossier
Brennan says Comey pushed to use it for FISA
14 year old ran a poll on whether she should kill herself
69% said yes

May 15 10:23

Trump Seeks New $15 Billion Subsidy To Protect Farmers From His Own Trade War

President Donald Trump is seeking an additional $15 billion in U.S. subsidies in an effort to protect farmers from the devastating impact of his trade war with China. That’s on top of $12 billion already earmarked for the farmers to help them weather the fallout.

That would be an additional bill for U.S. taxpayers already shouldering the cost of increased tariffs in the form of higher costs for products and parts from China.

Trump revealed the subsidy figure in a tweet Friday. He suggested the government use the funds to buy agricultural products to ship to other nations for humanitarian aid, though setting up such a system would be extremely complicated. In his most recent budget proposal, Trump proposed eliminating three food aid programs, Politico noted.

May 15 10:09

Trump boxed in on Iran, as Putin holds key to prevent war in Persian Gulf

May 15 09:19

It's time to restore US-Russia ties, Putin tells Pompeo

Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he had the impression President Donald Trump wanted to restore relations between the US and Russia after the Mueller inquiry exonerated him.

“As you know, just a few days ago, I had the pleasure of talking with the US president on the phone,” Putin told Pompeo on Tuesday, as the two met in Sochi. “I got the impression that the [US] president was inclined to re-establish Russian-American relations and contacts to resolve together the issues that are of mutual interest to us.”

May 14 14:32

Patrick Buchanan: Tariffs -- The Taxes That Made America Great

As his limo carried him to work at the White House Monday, Larry Kudlow could not have been pleased with the headline in The Washington Post: "Kudlow Contradicts Trump on Tariffs."

The story began: "National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow acknowledged Sunday that American consumers end up paying for the administration's tariffs on Chinese imports, contradicting President Trump's repeated inaccurate claim that the Chinese foot the bill."

May 14 14:31

Trump denies troops to Middle East reportBy AAP

President Donald Trump has denied a New York Times report that US officials are discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter any attack or nuclear weapons acceleration by Iran.

"I think it's fake news, OK? Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that. Hopefully we're not going to have to plan for that. And if we did that, we'd send a hell of a lot more troops than that," Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday.

May 14 10:07

U.S. Readies New Tariffs as Trump Says He’ll Meet China’s Xi

The U.S. prepared to hit China with new tariffs even as President Donald Trump said he’ll meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at next month’s G-20 summit, an encounter that could prove pivotal in a deepening clash over trade.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office Monday released a list of about $300 billion worth of Chinese goods including children’s clothing, toys, mobile phones and laptops that Trump has threatened to hit with a 25% tariff.

May 14 09:33

Scott Adams: Declining Sex, Trade War, Cognitive Blindness, Sleepy Joe, HOAXES

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1128299100275785731

Heard it with my own ears…saw it with my own eyes!
No…you didn’t, just watch FULL video, read FULL transcript
HOAX VICTIMS: I REFUSE to view proof that I’m wrong!
Dismantling a person’s world view in real time…
…triggers cognitive dissonance
NOBODY says… “I’ll look at the transcript, see if you’re correct”
2 Jewish people I’ve personally spoken too…
…attended the Charlottesville event, thought it was about statues
They obviously did NOT support Nazis at the event
“Fine People” HOAX is a LOAD BEARING WALL for the other HOAXES
Debunk that HOAX, other HOAXES will be naturally challenged
Troll indicator flags
Cat or cartoon icon for their account
Followers are around a couple hundred followers
They attack the target person…NOT the person’s argument

May 14 09:20

Trump Denies Reports on US Plans to Deploy 120,000 Troops to Mideast

The US has already increased its military presence in the region amid growing tensions with Iran, sending an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf. However, a recent New York Times report suggested that the military presence could expand to the level at the time of the Iraq invasion.

US President Donald Trump slammed the report about a possible deployment of 120,000 troops to the Middle East in order to counter Iran as "fake news" and expressed hope that such a plan won't be needed. At the same time, he said that he would "absolutely" send 120,000 troops more to the Middle East, or even more, if necessary.

"Would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that. Hopefully we're not going to have to plan for that. And if we did that, we'd send a hell of a lot more troops than that", Trump said.

May 14 09:12

Farmers get impatient with Trump's trade war: 'This can't go on'

The escalated tariffs don't hit agricultural products directly, since most were already facing a 25% tariff imposed by China last year. But the news still sent commodity prices plummeting.

"The President of the United States owes farmers like myself some type of plan of action," John Wesley Boyd Jr., a soybean farmer in Baskerville, Virginia, told CNN's Brianna Keilar on Monday.

"Farmers were his base. They helped elect this president ... and now he's turning his back on America's farmers when we need him the most," he added.

May 13 11:22

Jared Kushner’s ignorant incitement against Palestinians

But he was quite clear when he incited against Palestinians, saying:

There’s a lot of impatience with the Palestinian issue… People have been funding this thing for a long time. They’ve gotten more aid than any group of people in history, and what we have to show for it is really not much at this point, unfortunately.

Jared Kushner was actually wrong, critically wrong. The Washington Post did a fact check on his claim of “more aid than any group of people in history” and reached an interesting conclusion. “Now, let’s compare the Palestinians with the Israelis”, wrote Glenn Kessler. His conclusion:

Israel has been getting an average of $3.5 billion a year for 66 years — just from the United States — while the Palestinians have received about $1.7 billion a year from international donors.

May 13 10:49

Tariffs: Donald Trump's trust in trade war tactic is big electoral gamble

Donald Trump’s obsession with tariffs may be based on one of his few core beliefs. Or it may be part of a grand strategy to win votes. Either way, triggering a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies represents a huge gamble ahead of next year’s US presidential election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at the stock market right now, I think Trump lost the gamble.

May 13 10:26

Scott Adams: Manufactured Word-News, China Trade, Russia, Iran

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1127936686292209666

Biden’s possible VP running mate, Kamala
Some suspended conservatives are now back on Twitter
My defense of AOC
AOC and Tlaib are getting the “Fine People” HOAX treatment
Hyperbole taken literally or out of context for political gain
My defense of Tlaib’s “calming feeling about the Holocaust”
Don’t you automatically know that can’t possibly be true?
Out of context quote, looks HORRIBLE
Clarification is buried deep in articles about it
Chuck Schumer tells Pompeo to tell Putin to stay out of our elections
…Because nobody has already communicated that?
…Because nobody has thought of telling him that?
…Because Putin has no way of knowing we would be upset?
THE MEANING OF WORDS...is now driving the news
Russia Collusion: Spying or an investigation?

May 13 10:25

Trump Is Being Set-Up for War with Iran

Trump destroyed his chance at being a successful president by the stupid appointments he has made. At the moment he is being set up by his national security advisor John Bolton and Israel for a war with Iran.

May 12 10:57

Scott Adams: Summer Fake News, Wall Construction, Iran

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1127575248130326528

S.E. Cupp asks why Kamala can’t seem to get traction
Have you seen Kamala’s tweets and the way she speaks?
She doesn’t seem to know how to “unlawyer”
Biden’s approach to climate change is…let’s go slow?
How does he sell that to his base with 12 year fears?
President Trump tweets for Iran to call him
He’ll treat their leaders with respect…while negotiating tough
NO Democrats have gone in to read the unredacted Mueller report
Multiple Republicans have gone in to read it
Not one single Democrat wants to read it, nobody is interested?
No curiosity, NOTHING useful for Dems in Mueller’s report?
DJ Akira the Don tweets about power of music to control people
The ability of music to manipulate emotions and behavior
NPR piece on Gen IV nuclear power

May 12 09:02

The end of Russiagate

With Robert Mueller’s report complete, President Trump is newly on the offensive. The likely outcome is even more rancorous fighting between the opposing factions of the US elite.

May 11 10:03

Trump administration gets war marching orders from Tel Aviv: American analyst

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s anti-Iran threats are nothing but “bombastic” comments stemming from the same war rhetoric already used by Washington against Libya, Syria and Iraq, which itself receives “war marching orders from Tel Aviv,” says an American political analyst.

Rodney Martin, a former congressional staffer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV after Pompeo cancelled his scheduled meeting with German officials in Berlin to pay an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, where he continued attempts to sow discord between the two neighboring countries of Iran and Iraq.

May 11 09:58

TRUMP’S “DEAL OF THE CENTURY” WILL USE SANCTIONS, MILITARY THREATS TO FORCE PALESTINIAN ACCEPTANCE

The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, owned by top Trump donor Sheldon Adelson, has published in Hebrew a leaked draft of the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” for the Israel-Palestine conflict. The draft was given to the newspaper by an official from Israel’s Foreign Ministry, which is currently headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The plan, which has been drafted by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, is expected to be released this June after the conclusion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to Mondoweiss.

May 11 09:09

Ivanka Trump in Hot Water as She Posts PHOTO of US National Security Strategy

First Daughter Ivanka Trump on Friday shared a photo of herself alongside David Malpass, the newly-minted World Bank President, with a document titled "National Security Strategy" visible on a coffee table, according to a screengrab of her Twitter profile page taken by journalist Luke O'Neil.

Ivanka has apparently deleted the image for some reason and re-uploaded a version where the part with the document has been cut out.

May 10 18:27

False Flag Danger Zone: Would Israel Dare to Sink U.S. Battleship and Blame Iran?

Today on TRUNEWS we discuss the prospect that the USS Abraham Lincoln may be dispatched to the bottom of the Persian Gulf by a False Flag operation blamed on the mullahs in Tehran. We detail how past incidents like the Gulf of Tonkin, the sinking of the Lusitania, and the attacks on 9/11 have been used to trick Americans into supporting the next war. Rick Wiles, Edward Szall, Matt Skow, Kerry Kinsey. Airdate: 5/10/19

https://youtu.be/9hUZuwA8kCM?t=297

May 10 11:59

Scott Adams: Drinking Coffee With You and Taking Your Questions

Democrat troll, Vic Berger’s behavior appears horribly abusive
Attacked Mike Cernovich’s wife and child
Gilead’s MAJOR donation of AIDS drugs to US for the poor
Only Washington Examiner shows up in Google search?
Is coverage being throttled, suppressed?
China trade negotiations
Is this a stock buying opportunity?
Kamala’s lawyerly boring tweet
Nothing she does, feels genuine
20 years from now…what will they say about President Trump?
Will they say nobody was better?
more transparent, more persuasive, best rally speaker?
Gifted deal maker, friendly while negotiating HARD?
Delegitimized the FAKE NEWS industry?
Raised awareness they’re an enemy of the people?
President Trump accuses John Kerry of Logan Act violations
Kerry says he’s just “keeping in touch” with Iran
Does that sound even slightly honest to anyone?

May 10 09:30

Trump nominates Shanahan as next defense secretary

President Donald Trump has seen enough of Patrick Shanahan, and liked what he saw.

After months of expectations, Shanahan, an industry veteran who was thrust into the Pentagon’s top spot after Jim Mattis resigned, is the president’s official pick as the next secretary of defense.

In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Shanahan’s nomination was “based on his outstanding service to the country and his demonstrated ability to lead” the Defense Department. He has served as acting Defense Secretary since Jan. 1.

Shanahan took to Twitter to thank the president for his confidence.

May 10 09:22

Galloway: "I've lost count of how many countries the US has sanctioned"

May 10 09:09

Luongo: Will Trump's Vanity Destroy The Global Economy?

Last year I asked the question “Will Trump torch the global economy on the bonfire of his vanity?”

A year later we have the answer. It’s a resounding, “Yes.”

May 09 17:01

President Trump: Great News Today!

"My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead to help expand access to PrEP for the uninsured and those at risk. Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!"

May 09 11:32

Scott Adams: Social Media Bans on Conservatives, Also a Bunch of Good News

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1126487498329182209

Senator Cornyn & psychedelic mushrooms, “What could go wrong?”
Presidential critics BACKING the President on China trade deal?
Hard to negotiate with Dems perpetually pecking him
Climate change articles completely ignore nuclear power options
Juan Williams on The Five…cognitive blindness?
Mark Schneider web page raising public awareness about Gen IV
https://GenIVnuclear.com
Chemical desalination of sea water…MAJOR breakthrough
Life saving overdose drug, Naloxone, legalized for the public
Availability result 1st Yr: 27% reduction of overdose deaths
Availability result 2nd Yr: 34% reduction of overdose deaths
Social Media banning popular conservatives
Reddit REMOVED top pro-Trump group from searches
Google simultaneously REMOVED them from searches
A new level of censorship coordination

May 09 10:47

Luongo: 'Economic-Warfare-Man' Strikes Again

It’s getting tiresome watching Donald Trump’s bipolar presidency. It seems he can’t let a day go by without making some massive announcement to raise tariffs, threaten sanctions or overthrow a government.

Every 24 hours is another exercise in chasing the Trump Reality Show around. Every lull in the perpetual news cycle has to be seized upon to create more chaos so he can validate his insanity.

Trump has so many plates spinning there’s no way he’s actually thinking anything through. Take the latest fiasco, Chinese trade talks.

One day “Talks are going well,” the next “We’re raising tariffs to 25%.”

May 08 12:20

LIVE inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. with the Embassy Protection Collective

History in the making, inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C: We are in the embassy to protect it from a takeover by an unelected group of Guaidó supporters, a takeover that would dangerously escalate the conflict.

This has never happened before in history, a group of Americans in a embassy in trying to stop a coup.

May 08 11:26

Trump Floats Proposal to Cancel 2020 Elections

On Sunday, Donald Trump re-tweeted a post by the arch-reactionary evangelical preacher and prominent Trump confidant Jerry Falwell, Jr. calling for the president to extend his term from the constitutionally mandated four years to six.

Referring to the Democratic Party-led effort to label Trump a Russian collaborator, the tweet read:

“Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st term as pay back for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup.”

By re-tweeting this proposal, Trump is, in effect, threatening to cancel the 2020 elections and declare himself above the law. Article II of the US Constitution states that the president “shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years.”

May 08 11:01

Rep. Al Green fears Trump 'will get re-elected' if he's not impeached

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, one of the first lawmakers who called for President Trump's impeachment, expressed his fears on Saturday that if Democrats don't pursue his ousting, Trump "will get re-elected."

Green was asked on MSNBC about how unpopular impeachment was among voters. MSNBC correspondent Phillip Mena pressed him with recent polling numbers from Quinnipiac showing 66 percent of voters were against impeachment -- including 38 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of independents.

"Are you concerned that impeachment talk may actually help the president's re-election?" Mena asked.

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