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    I'm gonna go ahead and say that I don't believe these lying fuckers for one second. I think they made this whole thing up to make it look like some liberal tried to kill them, when in fact they faked the whole damn thing in order to rile up their rabid nazi base. Not. buying. it. at. all.

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    A roundup of the nonsense so far today. Trump shouldn't have released that memo because the FBI isn't going to cover up their lies anymore.



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    Timeline FBI Director Wray just laid out:
    March: Partial background report on Porter
    July: Completed background report
    Nov.: Provided follow-up info
    January: Closed the file
    Raj Shah said last week Porter's "background investigation was ongoing" when allegations became public.

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    Source close to the W.H. tells Axios Trump’s plan for 2018 will be looking for “unexpected cultural flashpoints” that he can latch onto on Twitter.Trump “is going to be looking for opportunities to stir up the base, more than focusing on” legislation.




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    Among Trump's false claims this week:- We've deported thousands of MS-13 (Hundreds)- On average, one drug dealer kills thousands of people (Nope)- MS-13 members come in whenever they want (Nope)- Nobody deported MS-13 members before me (Nope)



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    Source: CNN

    Second federal judge blocks move to end DACA






    Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that DACA participants and states are likely to succeed in their challenge that the way President Donald Trump terminated the Obama-era program was arbitrary and capricious.

    Trump last year announced his plan to end DACA, the policy that allowed undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to stay in the country, effective March 5. That deadline has become central in the congressional debate over immigration, but Democrats and Republicans are nowhere near a breakthrough.


    Tuesday's ruling, combined with a ruling from a California judge last month, means the program could end up going beyond the March 5 date.
    "Defendants indisputably can end the DACA program," Garaufis wrote, referring to the Trump administration. "The question before the court is thus not whether defendants could end the DACA program, but whether they offered legally adequate reasons for doing so. Based on its review of the record before it, the court concludes that defendants have not done so."


    The judge said that the decision to end the program was based in part on the "plainly incorrect factual premise" that the program was illegal.


    "Today's ruling shows that courts across the country agree that Trump's termination of DACA was not just immoral, but unlawful as well," said Karen Tumlin of the National Immigration Law Center.


    This week the Supreme Court is set to meet behind closed doors to discuss whether to take up the Trump administration's appeal of the related case.
    Impact on immigration negotiations

    Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, urged lawmakers to "focus" on March 5, despite the two district court rulings blocking the DACA drawdown, but acknowledged there will be more time.


    "We should still focus on the March 5 date," Tillis said on Fox News Tuesday afternoon. "The reality is, unless there's any action by the Supreme Court, looks like we have some number of weeks following March 5 to solve the problem."

    Judge brought up "Norway" comments

    In fiery oral arguments last month, Garaufis gave a blistering critique of what he called the President's "recurring, redundant drumbeat of anti-Latino commentary."


    "It's not just an ad hoc comment that was overheard on an open mic," the judge said. "It's not just that somebody at INS said something derogatory about Mexicans. This came from the top."


    Garaufis was responding to a question regarding Trump's comments in a closed-door meeting with senators in which the President asked why people from Haiti and more Africans were wanted in the US and added that the US should get more people from countries like Norway.







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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    If it really happened. I could see them staging something like this.
    Agreed - this smells funny.
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    Truthfully, I think it would be better for Mueller to release his findings in another year...after mid-terms. If he releases before, the republicans aren't going to do anything about it. We have to wait for them to be voted out to get enough votes to start impeachment.
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    There's so much shit that has come out that we, as civilians, know now .... imagine what Mueller has. Slow and steady and thorough seems to be his motto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    It wasn't just mail, it was mail addressed to her husband. I know spouses open each other's mail all the time, but considering his current place in the Trump Organization, I would think someone else would be opening up Dump Jr's mail.
    Hell, I've been married for 28 years and I dont open my DH's mail. Never mind without that ammo behind it.

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    Yeah, I'd think that all of them would have their mail opened by someone else.
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    https://nypost.com/2018/02/13/white-...mas-dc-office/

    Washington cops are investigating a mysterious “white substance” that was sent to ex-President Barack Obama’s capital office, according to multiple reports.

    Fox 5 TV said the incident was reported around 12:30 p.m. at 1250 24th St. in northwest Washington, DC.

    Obama has leased space at the building — owned by the nonprofit World Wildlife Fund, which has its headquarters there — since leaving office in January 2017.

    Traffic reportedly was heavy in the vicinity as emergency responders arrived.

    The incident came one day after Donald Trump Jr.’s wife was taken to a New York hospital after a letter containing a white powder was sent to her Sutton Place pad.

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    Longtime Trump attorney says he made $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels with his money

    Trump's personal attorney says he paid adult-film star $130,000








    Here is what we know about the allegation that an adult-film star reportedly was paid to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Donald Trump. (The Washington Post)


    A longtime personal attorney for President Trump said Tuesday that he paid $130,000 to an adult-film star who had told people she had an affair with Trumpa decade before he won the presidency.
    Michael Cohen, who had previously dismissed stories about the payment, said he paid Stormy Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — using his own money, rather than involving the Trump Organization or the Trump presidential campaign. His comments came after a watchdog group argued that the payout should be viewed as an unreported campaign expense, which Cohen denied.
    “I am Mr. Trump’s longtime special counsel and I have proudly served in that role for more than a decade,” Cohen said in a statement Tuesday night, which was first reported by the New York Times. “In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford. Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly.”
    [ Everything Stormy Daniels has said about her and Donald Trump ]
    In his statement, Cohen did not say why he made a payment to Daniels or whether Trump reimbursed him or knew about the payment. He did not immediately respond to follow-up questions about these topics.
    Cohen, who has called himself the “fix-it guy” for Trump, had pushed back against the suggestion of a payout to Daniels ever since the Wall Street Journal first reported it last month. In response to that story, Cohen waved away “rumors” that he said “have circulated time and again since 2011,” and he also issued a statement bearing Daniels’s signature denying that she “received hush money from Donald Trump.”
    Since that time, Daniels’s signature also has appeared on another statement denying an affair with Trump, though in public appearances she has avoided explicitly commenting on that or saying whether she received a settlement.
    The watchdog group Common Cause announced last month that it was filing federal complaints alleging that the reported $130,000 payout may have violated campaign finance laws and been an unreported in-kind contribution to Trump’s campaign. In a letter, Paul S. Ryan, a campaign finance expert with Common Cause, said the settlement should have been considered a campaign expense “because the funds were paid for the purpose of influencing the 2016 presidential general election.”
    The pair of complaints filed by Common Cause said that regardless of where the $130,000 payment originated — even “if Donald J. Trump provided the funds” — the money was aimed at affecting the election and then never reported.
    Cohen said Common Cause’s claims of campaign finance violations “are factually unsupported and without legal merit, and my counsel has submitted a response to the” Federal Election Commission.
    “The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone,” Cohen said, noting that he did not plan to make any further comments on the issue.
    He added: “Just because something isn’t true doesn’t mean that it can’t cause you harm or damage. I will always protect Mr. Trump.”
    The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Tuesday night.
    [ Porn star Stormy Daniels detailed alleged affair with Trump in 2011 interview ]
    The $130,000 payment to Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — was first revealed in a Wall Street Journal report on Jan. 12. The Journal reported that Cohen negotiated the payment to Daniels not long before the 2016 presidential election, which came as Trump was facing accusations of unwanted sexual contact from more than a dozen women.
    After the Journal’s story was published, two news organizations — Slate and In Touch — revealed that Daniels had told at least two reporters her accounts of a relationship with Trump.
    Daniels has said she met Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in July 2006, at a time when he was a reality television star whose wife, Melania, had recently given birth to their son, Barron. Daniels was working at a booth promoting the adult-film company Wicked Pictures.
    Stormy Daniels at the 2007 Grammy Awards. (Matt Sayles/AP)

    In Touch, the celebrity magazine, published a sprawling transcript of an interview Daniels gave to a reporter in 2011, during which Daniels discussed having a sexual encounter with Trump at the tournament and then speaking with him on the phone or seeing him in person for about a year. Jordi Lippe-McGraw, the reporter who conducted the interview by phone, confirmed to The Washington Post that the transcript accurately reflected the interview.
    In that transcript, Daniels is quoted as mentioning Trump being riveted by “Shark Week” programming that aired when she saw him, his desire to buy her a condo in Tampa and his comments about putting her on “The Apprentice,” his television show.
    [ Adult-film star reportedly spoke to journalist in 2016 about Trump settlement, fearing he wouldn’t pay up ]
    Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor in chief of the Slate Group, said she told him the same things when they spoke on the phone and through text messages over three months in 2016.
    Weisberg, in an account published by Slate, wrote that Daniels had “worked out an agreement for the presidential candidate to pay her a six-figure sum to keep quiet.” But Daniels was afraid Trump would not pay up, Weisberg wrote, so she spoke to Slate multiple times before she stopped responding about a week before the election. A friend of hers said that Daniels had “taken the money from Trump after all,” Weisberg wrote.
    Daniels has appeared publicly since the payout story broke, but she has remained coy about what exactly happened. When she was asked on “Inside Edition” whether she had a sexual relationship with Trump and was paid not to discuss it, Daniels remained silent.
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    Stormy Daniels dodges Jimmy Kimmel’s questions about Trump






    Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Jan. 30. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post)


    She also made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show after Trump’s State of the Union Address last month. Not long before that appearance, a signed statement bearing her name was released, denying any affair with Trump. Gina Rodriguez, a representative for Daniels, confirmed the authenticity of the statement, which denied the affair but did not explicitly deny that Daniels had signed a nondisclosure agreement or received a financial settlement.
    When Kimmel asked about the statement, Daniels avoided directly answering whether she signed it, saying that the signature did not look like hers. Rodriguez, her representative, emailed The Post after that interview to say Daniels signed the statement in front of her and Daniels’s lawyer. Rodriguez and the lawyer did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday night.


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    Trump has long made a habit of taking credit for other people’s accomplishments, but on Tuesday, he took credit for one that doesn’t even exist.

    During a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on trade, Trump stopped the proceedings for an important announcement.

    “We just got this notice,” Trump said, reading from a piece of paper. “General Motors in Korea announces the first step in necessary restructuring. They’re going to — GM Korea company announced today that it will cease production and close its Gunsan plant in May of 2018, and they’re going to move back to Detroit.”

    “You don’t hear these things except for the fact Trump became president,” Trump bragged. “You wouldn’t be hearing that. So they’re moving back from Korea to Detroit.”

    Trump takes credit for imaginary auto plant in Detroit

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    Trump is resorting to complete and total fantasy in order to brag about his "accomplishments."


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    Trump has long made a habit of taking credit for other people’s accomplishments, but on Tuesday, he took credit for one that doesn’t even exist.
    During a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on trade, Trump stopped the proceedings for an important announcement.

    “We just got this notice,” Trump said, reading from a piece of paper. “General Motors in Korea announces the first step in necessary restructuring. They’re going to — GM Korea company announced today that it will cease production and close its Gunsan plant in May of 2018, and they’re going to move back to Detroit.”

    “You don’t hear these things except for the fact Trump became president,” Trump bragged. “You wouldn’t be hearing that. So they’re moving back from Korea to Detroit.”
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    Trump read the headline from GM’s announcement word-for-word, as well as part of its opening paragraph.

    But the announcement itself makes no absolutely mention of moving the plant to Detroit.

    In fact, the rest of the paragraph he quoted notes that “The Gunsan facility has been increasingly underutilized, running at about 20 percent of capacity over the past three years, making continued operations unsustainable.”

    The Gunsan plant makes the Chevy Cruze, which is already produced at a factory in Detroit that laid off 1,500 workers in October, 200 of them permanently, due to low demand for the model.
    Trump and his team have created imaginary terrorist attacks, an imaginary trucker friend, an imaginary partnershipwith Toyota, and tens of thousands of imaginary coal jobs.

    But this appears to be the first non-corporeal manufacturing facility in their list of accomplishments.

    Trump’s instinct to lie never ends, and it never ceases to amaze.

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    I believe nothing anyone in that administration says. Nothing.
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    John Kelly's allies now realize Donald Trump is the one leaking dirt on him to the press: NYT reporter



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