Saturday, 6 January 2018

It's Here.

quote [ Republican interest in investigating Russia's intrusion in the 2016 election has turned over the course of the past year to an interest in undermining that investigation, and how the FBI has become more compliant as Trump and Republicans have stepped up attacks. ]

Here it comes.

The Whitehouses intentions are obvious and it looks like they have picked up some congressional allies.

The questions now are first, is Mueller ready for this, he has to see this coming and can he beat them to the punch or does he allow this to be taken out of his hands.

What is not in question is that there is coordinated effort to block and stimey the Russian interference in the US elections. I expected this from the Whitehouse Hell I even expected it from Nunes, but what I didn't expect it from Paul Ryan

It looks like the Much maligned FBI has caved. and now Re opening a Clinton investigation They are reportedly even ‘Looking Into’ Hillary Clinton’s Emails— Again

Maybe I was being naive but I was sure that the Republicans would not allow Trump The genius to shit all over institutions they have spent their lives in.

Maybe I am misjudging them if they come back from their little Camp David confab and nothing happens and the reason Sessions wasn't invited was simply that Trump is Pissed at him and the institutions hold then my faith in them will be restored.

But that is certainly not how it looks...It looks like the congress is going along with the effort to block all of the investigations the House the Senate and most importantly the Mueller probe. Even Lindsey Graham the anti-Russian war hawk has seemingly joined the team and called for an an investigation into Fusion GPS and Michale Steele The only person to call the FBI and tell them what he knew...something none of the Trump officials saw fit to do.

The last question is what are the people going to this space. If Sessions is fired all hell should break lose...we will see.

[SFW] [politics]
[by bbqkink@7:37pmGMT]


kylemcbitch said @ 8:21pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:1 Insightful]
Off topic, sort of, but I have a question for the trolls that seem to love sucking Trump off:

How do you respond to the fact that Donald Trump, attempting to claim he is a "stable genius" seemingly forgot that he ran for president in 2000?
Ankylosaur said @ 8:27pm GMT on 6th Jan
bbqkink said @ 8:29pm GMT on 6th Jan
Good luck getting any of them to respond to a may get a response but...
Hugh E. said @ 10:31pm GMT on 6th Jan
But it was phrased so invitingly! Who could resist?
bbqkink said[2] @ 1:47am GMT on 7th Jan
First you have to wrap your mind around the fact that Donald Trump could be a genius... I almost hurt myself laughing the first time I heard it... then understand what type of man would say that about himself.
Then to the sad realization that man was also the President of the United States.

I'm not sure which part of that I would want to hear a supporter explain, especially one who still can't even admit that there was Russian interference in our elections.
norok said @ 10:09pm GMT on 7th Jan
It's less likely he wants to have a conversation with a Trump supporter than a target for snark and sarcasm.
bbqkink said @ 12:43am GMT on 8th Jan
Pot I would like you to meet kettle...
kylemcbitch said @ 3:16am GMT on 8th Jan
Oh, I have plenty of snark to give, but mostly for whoever would try to defend that. Am I mistaken, did the president not run for president in 2000 and 2012? Do we want someone that forgot major life events that occurred in the last 18 years as the head of our state?

See, while I have snark, that question is dead serious. This is a man who controls a nuclear arsenal as well as the military.
norok said @ 2:33pm GMT on 8th Jan
I do seem to recall he was the Reform party nominee years back. It was not 2012 though. Not sure how serious of a run or what the details were.

I do think he is a pretty awesome genius either way.
kylemcbitch said @ 6:23pm GMT on 8th Jan,_2000

As for 2012, he dropped out of the race before the primaries, so I won't count it, though that is being generous since, again, he claimed it was his first attempt.

It was his second, or third, depending how charitable you wish to be. Now, since you think he's a genius, please share with the class why someone who can't remember major life events should be in charge of anything?
norok said @ 11:17pm GMT on 8th Jan
"Though he never expanded the campaign beyond the exploratory phase, Trump made numerous media appearances as a candidate, traveled to campaign events in Florida, California, and Minnesota, and qualified for two presidential primaries."

I suppose he didnt count that as his first try.
kylemcbitch said @ 11:49pm GMT on 8th Jan
Sure. That's completely not the point, though?

He ran for president. So, either he is saying his prior run was a lie (might have been, Stone was involved and I suspect it was to sink the Reform party) or, he's lost his mind.

If it's the first, that only changes the surface nature of the problem.

If it's not that he forgot a major life event like running for President, and instead that he actively took part in trying to destroy a party from the inside disguised as running for president...

Do you think that somehow makes it less alarming?
norok said @ 11:58pm GMT on 8th Jan
We should probably just drill down to the crux which is invoking the 25th Amendment. No, I don't think Trump is insane and can be removed from office on those grounds based on his New Year Tweetstorm.

A radical change in someone's behavior or temperament might be a sign of insanity but it would be hard to argue that his style of Tweeting personal attacks, incomplete or incorrect data, or outlandish incendiary rhetoric is a major deviation from his style going back to his candidacy and pre-Twitter career as a public figure.
kylemcbitch said @ 12:14am GMT on 9th Jan
You are forgetting the context of that tweetstorm.

He was attempting to say the 25th shouldn't be discussed because he's a genius.

A genius who apparently forgot he ran for president.
hellboy said @ 9:10pm GMT on 6th Jan
cb361 said @ 10:32pm GMT on 6th Jan
We're all North Koreans now...
ComposerNate said @ 11:48pm GMT on 6th Jan
Yes, he started running for president in 1999 which has continued to today.
bbqkink said @ 4:26am GMT on 7th Jan [Score:1 Informative]

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