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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The White House is tense - and some aides are frantic - as Democrats on Capitol Hill tap a gusher of revelations that paint an increasingly vivid portrait of President Trump's unrestrained conduct of foreign policy.

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Let them get frantic enough to tap the gusher as well. If you work for Trump, tell what you know. You just need be honest. If patriotism isn't enough motivation then consider your careers and jail time.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-15 08:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tried to crash a closed-door impeachment hearing. He was escorted out because he isn't a member of either committee holding the inquiries. Of course, he whined like a baby.

There's video of Gaetz seeking to kick out a Parkland parent from an open gun violence hearing at the top of this article about yesterday's ejection:


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#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-15 11:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I find it particularly ironic that the least transparent president in history is twitter raging about lack of transparency.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-15 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

There are a great number of GOP shills, sycophants and toadies for Trump who could find themselves in a box. They can either turn on Trump in the name of patriotism and the rule of law, or support him in hopes of not being primaried. Most are taking the coward's way out, and supporting Trump just enough to not draw fire. Imagine if articles of impeachment come down, and those articles are so damming that the Senate's vote to convict comes close to 67. How will the cowards then explain their support for a president that is either voted out of office--or nearly so--to their constituents?

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2019-10-15 01:04 PM | Reply

From what I've read, Pres Trump has yet to set up a war room, relying instead upon his tactical prowess to fight the impeachment proceedings.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-15 01:22 PM | Reply

@#4 ... Most are taking the coward's way out, and supporting Trump just enough to not draw fire. ...

The Republicans in Congress know they have the Tweet of Damocles hanging over their head. So they support the Pres Trump.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-15 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

From what I've read, Pres Trump has yet to set up a war room, relying instead upon his tactical prowess to fight the impeachment proceedings.
#5 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

A little insight into Trump's perceived strategy:

[Roy Cohn] amassed clout in New York by befriending and representing powerful figures, from cardinals to mobsters. In 1973, he bonded with Trump, then 27, at a nightclub. Trump and his father, Fred, were being sued by the Department of Justice for violating the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit alleged the Trumps had made it a practice to avoid renting to African Americans at their 39 apartments. Asked by Trump for legal advice, Cohn reportedly replied, "Tell them to go to hell and fight the thing in court and let them prove you discriminated."

The Trumps went one further. "It just stunned me," lawyer and journalist Steven Brill said. "They actually got reporters to appear for a news conference where they announced that they were suing for defamation for $100 million. You couldn't get through your second day of law school without knowing it was a totally bogus lawsuit. And, of course, it was thrown out."

After two years in court, the Department of Justice and the Trump Organization signed a "far reaching" consent decree. Donald Trump and his lawyer Cohn declared victory because the Trumps were not compelled to admit any guilt.

This pas de deux continued in lockstep. Separately and together, Cohn and Trump sold self-edifying fibs to the press, abused legal loopholes, dodged taxes, stiffed contractors and countersued or smeared anyone who took them to court. In 1980, Cohn would introduce Trump to another master manipulator Roger Stone. When Stone and Paul Manafort established a lobbying business the next year, Trump was one of their first clients.

In 1986, just before his death from AIDS, Cohn was kicked out of the New York bar for "dishonesty, fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation." For Trump, his lawyer's life story was not a cautionary tale however. "They only got him because he was so sick," he said. "They wouldn't have gotten him otherwise."

In 2017, after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Trump he was recusing himself from the Mueller probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump reportedly asked, "Where's my Roy Cohn?" Trump ended up firing Sessions for his perceived disloyalty, and today, he has a cadre of Cohns, people ranging from his White House counsel to adviser Kellyanne Conway to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who seem to encourage his stonewalling and alternative facts. Given that and Trump's instincts and experience, expect his impeachment defense to be a series of tactics that Roy Cohn knew well.


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#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-10-15 01:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Another gusher? Which one is this? There have been so many for the last 3 years it is hard to keep up. Trump was supposed to be in prison 3 years ago. WTF?

#8 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-10-15 03:30 PM | Reply

Trump was supposed to be in prison 3 years ago. WTF?
#8 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

So was Hillary, with 24 months of full Republican control.

WTF? (indeed.)

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-10-15 03:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I know that the DR Left (most of the DR) are giddy at the idea of a Pelosi Presidency, with any Democrat currently running being elected in 2020. I have talked to several of my Doctors (I have 9) and the majority have told me that Medicare for all will mean that they will refuse to accept Medicare, and if they are forced to take Medicare for all, they will just quit. Also remember that Medicare for all will destroy any and all private insurance that you have (union members will fell it the worst). Banning guns, forced buy backs and all of that will result in a whole lot of dead right wingers and cops. I know that will make the DR Left happy. At that point in time, you will be at the mercy of Antifa and the worst of the left wing. Your TAXES, income, state, local, property, gas et al. will go through the roof to pay for all of the free things they want to do. In 2032 when the promised climate change does not happen, a new terror will be put forth to demand the continued complete take over of your way of life. (Remember the next ice age by 1995 or the sinking of Miami by 2018) But you folks go ahead and destroy the country. I am too old and too tired to fight it anymore.

#10 | Posted by LittleJake at 2019-10-15 03:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

I am too old and too tired to fight it anymore.

#10 | Posted by LittleJake

Good. Now stfu you old fool. It's people like you who created all our problems in the first place.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-10-15 04:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

The Republicans in Congress know they have the Tweet of Damocles hanging over their head. So they support the Pres Trump.
#6 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

This is the best comment I've read on the Internet in some time.

#12 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-15 05:14 PM | Reply

I have talked to several of my Doctors (I have 9) and the majority have told me that Medicare for all will mean that they will refuse to accept Medicare, and if they are forced to take Medicare for all, they will just quit.

You have some stupid doctors. Good luck!

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-15 05:27 PM | Reply

"I have talked to several of my Doctors (I have 9)"

Nine doctors?
And you're not on Medicare/Medicaid?

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-15 05:31 PM | Reply

I am too old and too tired to fight it anymore.

#10 | POSTED BY LITTLEJAKE

You forgot to mention stupid. Too old, stupid and tired to fight the Truth with your "alternate facts" anymore. Good.

Lead, Follow or get the Hell out of the Way. We are tired of the lies you tell. But we are not too tired to stand up against your hateful ideology.

So take your criminals and get the Hell out of our White House. And leave the silverware please. Thanks.

Signed- 60% of America.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-10-15 05:57 PM | Reply

""I have talked to several of my Doctors (I have 9)"
Nine doctors?
And you're not on Medicare/Medicaid?

#14 | POSTED BY SNOOFY "

I have about that many. I don't see them regularly, but in the VA, if you've seen one specialist, you have to see him/her at least twice a year whether you need to or not.

As far as regularly seen doctors, only my PCP, pulmonologist, and endocrinologist.

But in the distant past I've seen an ENT, cardiologist, allergist, and a couple of more. So I get a text reminder from them all every 6 months to come see them again.

#16 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-15 06:28 PM | Reply

Yes I have Medicare, not because I wanted it but BC/BS required I take it at age 65. I pay 294 a month for Medicare for my wife and I. I pay 661 a month for BC/BS, I do not have to pay for TRICARE or the VA. I stay away from the VA hospital, the kids coming back from these damn endless wars need it and I have the option to go to civilian Doctors and Hospitals. Like Goatman, I have my PCP, Infectious Disease, Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Disease (legs) Thoracic Surgeon. Dermatologists, Urologist, Neurology, Podiatry and my PCP has just referred me to a Kidney specialist. Three of them have their PHD's and currently teach at a medical school. They indicated that they would quit general practice and just teach.

What I really want all of you younger folks to do is to think about what the current crop of Democrat Presidential contender's want to do. Think seriously about what their plans will cost YOU, not just what little bit you may get.

I do believe that climate change is real but the Earth it's self puts more green house gases into the environment. Do 7.5 Billion humans have an effect? Of course we do, but the little 350 million in the US are not the big problem, China with it's 1.5 Billion and India with 1 Billion have a larger impact. That we should try to get off of fossil fuels is in fact one of the goals we should have (using oil to power cars and trucks is the worst waste of a finite resource). But let us do this in such a way as to not destroy peoples lives and send us back to the 1700's.

The cost of college has gone through the roof, because the government came in, gave a lot of money to kids and the Universities took advantage of it. Think Liz Warren getting paid 400K to teach one class a semester. Talk about being over paid. Instead of giving people money to study BS, put it back with the bank's where you will have to prove that your degree will really mean something, and allow it to be written off in bankrupt fillings. Both Banks, College's and individuals will be more careful. Further, College's need to be held accountable for giving kids BS course's knowing that on graduation they will be able to work at McDonalds flipping burgers.

I do not know the answer on health care. If I did I would be working in Washington to solve the problem. Insurance companies have caused hospital cost to go up. Big Pharm is gouging the country and needs to be rained in. Neither Democrat's or Republican's want to really change that because they get too much money from them. Most of you are too young, but I remember when every county had a general hospital where poor people could go. Additionally, when we had all of those dirty factories, everyone who worked at one had health benefits. That was almost standard with jobs in the past, not anymore. I just know that folks from Canada, the UK, Denmark and other European countries come here for health care, if they can afford it. I do not want to see the US become a country where you need to travel to another country for timely health care.

#17 | Posted by LittleJake at 2019-10-15 07:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The cost of college has gone through the roof, because the government came in, gave a lot of money to kids and the Universities took advantage of it."

I see the logic here, but then:

"Think Liz Warren getting paid 400K to teach one class a semester."

Those two things are not the same.

The government didn't pay Elizabeth Warren $400,000.

Harvard did.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-15 07:53 PM | Reply

"I do not know the answer on health care."

What's wrong with the way they do health care in [INSERT ANY MODERN COUNTRY HERE]?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-15 07:55 PM | Reply

#17 was still a well thought out and written post though. I almost forgot where I was. True critical thinking.

#20 | Posted by bruceaz at 2019-10-15 08:10 PM | Reply

Reads like right wing populist talking points to me.

"Most of you are too young, but I remember when every county had a general hospital where poor people could go."

Why don't we have that any more?

This goes unaddressed.

"I just know that folks from Canada, the UK, Denmark and other European countries come here for health care, if they can afford it."

Think about what this is saying: Our system is great because it's preferred by rich foreigners! Um yeah that's kind of the problem, we're treating rich foreigners, not regular Americans!

You know, the ones who used to go to county hospitals...

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-15 08:44 PM | Reply

True Snoofy. I guess I liked his general tone. He stated his opinion without coming off as a pompous ass.

Fact of the matter is US citizens go to India for surgery. People go to Canada and Mexico for prescriptions. People go to Mexico for dental work. Etc.

#22 | Posted by bruceaz at 2019-10-15 09:03 PM | Reply

True, I suppose that does belong in the plus column!

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-15 10:51 PM | Reply

I know that the DR Left (most of the DR) are giddy at the idea of a Pelosi Presidency, with any Democrat currently running being elected in 2020. I have talked to several of my Doctors (I have 9) and the majority have told me that Medicare for all will mean that they will refuse to accept Medicare, and if they are forced to take Medicare for all, they will just quit. Also remember that Medicare for all will destroy any and all private insurance that you have (union members will fell it the worst). Banning guns, forced buy backs and all of that will result in a whole lot of dead right wingers and cops. I know that will make the DR Left happy. At that point in time, you will be at the mercy of Antifa and the worst of the left wing. Your TAXES, income, state, local, property, gas et al. will go through the roof to pay for all of the free things they want to do. In 2032 when the promised climate change does not happen, a new terror will be put forth to demand the continued complete take over of your way of life. (Remember the next ice age by 1995 or the sinking of Miami by 2018) But you folks go ahead and destroy the country. I am too old and too tired to fight it anymore.

#10 | POSTED BY LITTLEJAKE

Thank you for reminding why I support the Left in the US. You hit it out the park buddy.

Best regards from a Liberal

#24 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-10-16 04:17 AM | Reply

Nice try Jake, but the kids here hate old people and wish we would just go away.
Our opinions mean nothing to the "my way or the highway" liberals.
Someday if they are lucky, they will be old too.

#25 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-10-16 09:46 AM | Reply

Think about what this is saying: Our system is great because it's preferred by rich foreigners! Um yeah that's kind of the problem, we're treating rich foreigners, not regular Americans! - snoofy

GTFO..

When have you ever cared about "regular Americans"...

You toss them under the bus at any hint of stopping non-americans at the border.

#26 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-10-16 09:54 AM | Reply

The dems should go for and then he will hand them their a** on a platter, laughing all the way to his second four years : )

#27 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-10-16 11:15 AM | Reply

The dems should go for and then he will hand them their a** on a platter

#27 | Posted by MSgt at 2019

Let's ask the Kurds what a pu--y Trump is.

#28 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 11:20 AM | Reply

No "regular American" would ever condone separating children from their parents as Trump has done. And Andrea is about as far away from a "regular American" as it is possible to be. "Regular Americans" work side by side with immigrants every day, are friends with immigrants, aren't xenophobic bigots.

#29 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-16 11:21 AM | Reply

The dems should go for and then he will hand them their a** on a platter

#27 | Posted by MSgt at 2019

At the back of such statements is a mystery: why anyone now can believe that Donald Trump is a strong man?

#30 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 11:45 AM | Reply

How many years have we heard impeach Trump? If you actually had something on him, he would have be en gone long ago. It is just a smoke screen to keep him from getting elected again. It ain't gonna work.

#31 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-16 12:47 PM | Reply

It is just a smoke screen to keep him (Trump)from getting elected again.

#31 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-16 12:47 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

That argument might have some validity if Trump were a shoo-in in 2020.

He's not. The election provides us with another shot at him.

#32 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 12:50 PM | Reply

It is just a smoke screen to keep him from getting elected again. It ain't gonna work.

#31 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-16 12:47 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

The Man Who Killed The Kurds is well, the Man Who Killed The Kurds.

He'll get the coward vote for sure.

#33 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-16 12:52 PM | Reply

What kind of moron continues to support Trump even at this juncture? (Serious question.)

#34 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-10-16 04:20 PM | Reply

I kind of like Tulsi Gabbard, she is smart and seems to want to do the right thing, without destroying the nation in the process. Think she would be tough on Trump in a debate.

#35 | Posted by LittleJake at 2019-10-16 07:10 PM | Reply

I kind of like Tulsi Gabbard, she is smart and seems to want to do the right thing, without destroying the nation in the process. Think she would be tough on Trump in a debate.

#35 | POSTED BY LITTLEJAKE

Of course you do, she is a Ruskie asset just like your Orange Fuhrer.

#36 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-10-16 07:21 PM | Reply

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