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Russia and emails and probes, Oh My!   America - all of it

Started 10/24/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 114142 views.
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Donald Trump lashes out at FBI in a series of tweets, says its reputation 'in tatters'

United States President Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on the credibility of the FBI and again denied asking its former director, James Comey, to stop investigating his now disgraced ex-national security adviser.

Key points:

  • Donald Trump pledges to bring FBI "back to greatness"
  • Agent removed from Russia investigation after anti-Trump text messages
  • Democrats say evidence growing of coordination between Trump team and Russia

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump questioned the direction of the FBI and claimed its reputation was "in Tatters — worst in History!".

Former US attorney-general Eric Holder immediately hit back at Mr Trump.

"The FBI's reputation is not in 'tatters'. It's composed of the same dedicated men and women who have always worked there and who do a great, apolitical job," he wrote on Twitter.

"You'll find integrity and honesty at FBI headquarters and not at 1600 Penn Ave right now."

Mr Trump also tweeted that he never asked Mr Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn, the President's former national security adviser — a statement at odds with an account Mr Comey himself has given.

Mr Comey, who had been investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, was fired by Mr Trump in May.

He told the US Senate Intelligence Committee in June he believed his dismissal was related to the Russia probe, and said Mr Trump asked him to end the investigation of Flynn.

"I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!" Mr Trump said on Twitter.


First of all - the WORST reputation belongs to J. Edgar Hoover.

Secondly - it is just the same old thing!  Trump seems to be going out of his way to piss off the FBI because they won't do things his way.

He simply cannot tolerate a lack of supreme power in every aspect of his life.  To not be able to immediately fire anyone who does not immediately kiss his ass is so obviously infuriating for him.

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Nope America needs to be completely rebuilt and Trump is the only possible way to do that

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

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You need money to build stuff.

And the new tax bill just gives plenty of money to the rich and powerful and adds 1.4 trillion to the national debt.

Build all you want, but every day Trump is erasing more and more of America's role as a global power.

That's the problem with nationalism.  It's hard to distinguish from isolationism.

Everybody who knows nothing about the tax system or how wealth is created and distributed claims the same crap.

There are some folks out there who do understand that people should be allowed to keep the money they have earned instead of giving it to the government.

The government doesn't build things, make things or create money. The government STEALS money

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themaddjak said:

Everybody who knows nothing about the tax system or how wealth is created and distributed claims the same crap.

And what of those who DO know of these strange things you speak of?  I trust you would believe them.

The three tax brackets are fine, but it's the deductions that are dodgy.  And lets face it, if you're surviving on minimum wage, you cannot afford a kick ass accountant adept in finding all the loopholes.


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Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...

I just read about Trump's diet.  He eats nothing but junk food!

I read once that his favorite meal is a well-done steak with ketchup.

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A hundred dollar Wagu beef filet steak - very well done.  Destroyed and doused.

There ought to be a law.

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Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Robert Mueller on President's accounts

United States special counsel Robert Mueller is reported to have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's financial records from Germany's Deutsche Bank, as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Key points:

  • White House, Trump lawyer say reports false
  • Deutsche Bank refuses to comments on individual cases
  • Deutsche Bank has loaned Trump Organisation hundreds of millions of dollars

In a statement, the bank said it cooperates with official investigators but would not discuss individual cases.

A person close to the matter said Deutsche Bank received the subpoena several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions.

But despite multiple US media outlets reporting that Mr Mueller's investigation had expanded to include Mr Trump's personal financial records, one of the President's lawyers said that was not the case.

"We have confirmed that the news reports that the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the President are false," Mr Sekulow said in a statement.

"No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also said the reports were false.

"This is another example of the media going too far too fast and we don't see it moving in that direction," Ms Sanders said.

During a photo opportunity with senators at the White House on Tuesday, Mr Trump declined to answer shouted questions from reporters about whether Mr Mueller had crossed a line by asking Deutsche Bank for information.

Earlier this year, Mr Trump said pursuing his personal finances would be a breach of Mr Mueller's role as special counsel.

Mr Trump has repeatedly denied any financial connections with Russia.

Deutsche Bank has loaned the Trump Organisation hundreds of millions of dollars for real estate ventures and is one of the few major lenders that has given large amounts of credit to Mr Trump in the past decade.

A string of bankruptcies at his hotel and casino businesses during the 1990s made most of Wall Street wary of extending him credit.

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Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort sues Robert Mueller over Russia probe


President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has sued Robert Mueller, alleging the special counsel's wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia exceeded his legal authority and needed to be reined in.

Key points:

  • A lawsuit filed by Paul Manafort asked the court to have the case against him dismissed
  • Mr Manafort is suing special counsel Robert Mueller for probe into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 US election campaign
  • In October, Mr Manafort and colleague Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury

Mr Manafort's civil lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, named both Mr Mueller and Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mr Mueller in May and is tasked with overseeing the special counsel's operations.

Mr Mueller was appointed shortly after Mr Trump fired former FBI director James Comey.

Mr Comey has said he believes he was fired because Mr Trump wanted to undermine the investigation into possible collusion between the campaign and Russia.

Mr Trump has denied that his campaign colluded with Russia, although he has also said he fired Mr Comey because of "this Russia thing".

Moscow has denied meddling in the 2016 US election campaign.

The civil lawsuit accused Mr Rosenstein of exceeding his legal authority to "grant Mr Mueller carte blanche to investigate and pursue criminal charges in connection with anything he stumbles across".

The lawsuit asked the court to have the case against Mr Manafort dismissed.

A spokeswoman for the Justice Department called the lawsuit "frivolous", but added Mr Manafort was "entitled to file whatever he wants".

Mr Manafort's lawyers argued that Mr Rosenstein's order cast too wide a net for Mr Mueller's probe.

"The investigation has focused on Mr Manafort's offshore business dealings that date back to as early as 2005 — about a decade before the Trump presidential campaign launched," the lawsuit said.

A spokesman for Mr Mueller's office declined to comment.

Manafort indicted Mueller's Russia probe

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Donald Trump warned of likely interview with Mueller on Russian interference


Special counsel Robert Mueller has told Donald Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with the US President as part of its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and one could take place within weeks, according to US media reports.

The Washington Post and NBC News reported Mr Trump's lawyers are talking to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about a possible interview.

Citing three people familiar with the situation, NBC said lawyers for Mr Trump had met with representatives of Mr Mueller's office in late December to discuss the logistics of any such interview.

Mr Mueller's probe so far has led to two Trump associates, former national security adviser Michael Flynnand campaign aide George Papadopoulos, pleading guilty to lying to FBI agents.

Two others, Mr Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates, were indicted on money laundering charges but have pleaded not guilty.

Trump lawyer Ty Cobb said the White House would not comment on communications with the office of the special counsel but was continuing to cooperate fully.


Sigh... in your own time Mueller...