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  1. Day 865: Presidential Obstruction And Other Crimes

    1/ Before even landing in England for his first official state visit to the U.K., Trump tweeted that the mayor of London was a “stone cold loser” for being “foolishly ‘nasty'” to him. Sadiq Khan wrote an op-ed prior to the visit, calling Trump “one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat” and suggested that the state visit be rescinded because Trump’s views are “incompatible with British values.” After landing, Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace and later tweeted that the trip was “going really well.” (New York Times / Washington Post / CNN / Politico / NBC News / The Guardian)

    2/ Trump called for a boycott of AT&T in order to force “big changes” at CNN, which is owned by the telecommunications giant. Trump tweeted for AT&T “do something” about CNN, because the network “is the primary source of news available from the U.S.” in the U.K. and – he claims – its coverage of his administration is “unfair.” (Axios / CNBC / Politico / Washington Post)

    3/ The House Judiciary Committee announced a “series of hearings” related to Robert Mueller’s report, “Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.” The first hearing is scheduled for June 10th and will focus on Trump’s “most overt acts of obstruction” with John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, as one of the witnesses. Mueller – for now – is not scheduled to appear. (New York Times / NBC News / Washington Post / The Hill / CNBC / Politico)

    Research study: Russian Twitter trolls attempted to fuel the anti-vaccination debate in the U.S. According to the study from George Washington University, “sophisticated” bots, mimicking previous Russian troll efforts, shared opinions from both sides of the anti-vaxxer debate. (CBS News)

    4/ The Justice Department refused to turn over transcripts of recorded conversations between Michael Flynn and Russian officials, including those with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, despite a court order. The transcripts between Flynn and Kislyak were obtained from an FBI wiretap and are expected to show that in December 2016 they talked about sanctions that the Obama administration had just imposed on Russia. Prosecutors also failed to release unredacted portions of the Mueller report related to Flynn that the judge ordered to be made public. The Justice Department, however, did release transcripts of a voice mail from Trump’s attorney John Dowd to Flynn’s attorney, Rob Kelner, about Flynn’s discussions with Mueller just before Flynn pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate in Mueller’s investigation. (Washington Post / New York Times / CNN / Axios)

    Jared Kushner doesn’t know if he’d call the FBI if he received an email like the one before the Trump Tower meeting, which had the subject line: “Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential.” (Axios / Washington Post)

    5/ A witness in Mueller’s investigation was charged with transporting child pornography last year. George Nader operated as a liaison between Trump’s supporters, Middle East leaders, and Russians interested in making contact with the incoming administration in early 2017. Nader helped arrange the Seychelles meeting in January 2017 between Erik Prince and a Russian official close to Putin. Nader was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (Washington Post)

    POLL: 41% of Americans feel Trump should be impeached and removed from office. Trump’s approval rating, meanwhile, stands at 43% with 52% disapproving of the President. (CNN)


    The House Oversight and Reform Committee is moving to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena for information about efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Chairman Elijah Cummings said he would consider postponing the contempt votes if Barr and Ross turn over the requested documents by Thursday. (Politico)

    Trump’s economic advisor will depart the White House “shortly.” Kevin Hassett denied that his pending departure was not related to Trump’s tariff threats on China and Mexico. Hassett, however, said that the chance of Trump hitting the 3% growth target this year is less certain due to the trade war and a ballooning budget deficit. He will leave at the end of this month. (Politico / CNBC / Bloomberg / Reuters)

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has “repeatedly used her connections and celebrity status in China to boost the profile” of her family’s shipping company, Foremost Group, which benefits from industrial policies in China. Chao has no official affiliation or stake in her family’s company, but she and her husband, Mitch McConnell, have received millions of dollars in gifts from her father, who ran the company until last year. (New York Times)

    The Trump administration considered imposing tariffs on imports from Australia last week, but decided against the move after opposition from military and State Department officials. Some of Trump’s top advisers urged him to impose the tariffs in response to a surge of Australian aluminum coming into American markets over the last year. But DOD and State Department officials warned that the move would alienate a top ally. (New York Times)

    The Pentagon told the White House to stop politicizing the military after the Trump administration ordered the Navy to hide the USS John S. McCain during Trump’s visit to Japan. The Navy confirmed that the White House made the request “to minimize the visibility of” the ship. (Associated Press / NBC News)


    • Interesting. Every “news source” of Ronnie’s is a proven co-conspirator in the attempted overthrow of an elected president. Trump is glad he doesn’t have to pay rent to live in the heads of so many liberals afflicted with Trump-ophobia Syndrome.

      • Are you as clueless as you write? I have serious doubts you can walk and chew gum at the same time considering the BS you constantly yammer about for this coup crap. Get a life and a new tagline

        • The truth wounds you deeply, eh? I’ll bet you can feel yourself melting, can’t you? Ask your Mommy where she keeps the mop, Ronnie.

          • It is annoying when the snarky Ronnie gets ungrounded from the internet by his Mother. Probably a Sig school kid.

          • Great job Bernie. You called Ronnie out. The truth will set you free unless you’re a liberal then it will just terribly upset you. You really upset Ronnie.

          • “The truth will set you free” Newspeak?

            You must know more than the generals also bro. “No Doubt” you swallowed Cruz’s pappy helped to kill Kennedy. How about “Who would want to leave the White House if you are president”. And the greatest pill you coolies swallowed, “Golf, Golf, Golf, all Obama want’s to do is golf.”

            But if you bought the birther crap, or Benghazi, you MUST be out voted because you are a direct threat to the survival of this country.

            Personally I believe it’s too late. Because when the supposed “conservative” Party bitches and bitches about Democrats exploding the national debt when THEY are the culprit through wars, give aways to their beloved 1percent and ignorant s–t like another 100 billion for a military that is so balloted it can’t constrain itself, the party is soon over.

            Whenever you elect the most unqualified, most uninformed and most pathetically childish and insecure lard ass orange freak you can find to control our nuclear arsenal, you may want to get off Reagan’s ass and have an intervention.

            Or quit voting so the rest of us can survive….

  2. A victory for real Americans and border security:

    WASHINGTON, DC – A federal judge dismissed House Democrats’ lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s border wall, holding that the lawmakers lacked standing to bring the matter to court.

    President Trump persuaded Congress to appropriate $1.4 billion for a border wall. He then also issued Presidential Proclamation 9844, exercising his authority under the National Emergencies Act to secure additional funding from three other federal sources totaling $6.7 billion more.


    • JethroBodine using his usual right-wing idiot site AND using an article from last year. #SADTWITTLERBS

  3. Trump Entire Worldview Left In Tatters After Facing Scientific Scrutiny

    Washington Post opinion writer Greg Sargent explained how “Trumpism” is making America worse. Trump has long promised that his world-view and a particular way of handling business and negotiating would make America great. However, everything Trump touches in failing

    “The damage caused by Trump’s trade wars bleeding into an undermining of the tax cut’s minuscule low-end benefits — provides a new occasion to revisit the failures and fraudulence of the superstructure of policies and priorities often described as Trumpism” citing a study from Tankersley of the New York Times that details the impact of Trump’s way of thinking

    “If Trump goes forward with his planned tariffs on Mexico, along with the other ones he has threatened toward China and on automobiles, the studies conclude that it would wipe out all or most of the benefits his 2017 tax cuts delivered to low- and middle-income Americans”

    He went on to rip Trump and broke down how Trump’s way of leading is an odd mix of “impulsive and xenophobic” behaviors explaining “Boiled down, Trumponomics represents a kind of weird fusion between impulsive, xenophobic lurches toward economic nationalism in some areas, and conventional regressive plutocratic GOP policies in others”

    Trump’s failures are only mounting. He said that Trump had lost the fight on immigration, and recently threw aides in a frenzy when he announced he wanted to increase tariffs on Mexico

    “Trump still may well retain an advantage on the economy if it remains good. But it’s also plausible that the unpopularity of all these strands of Trumponomics — the trade wars, the immigration cruelties, the tax cuts — will come together to persuade voters that the economy is good in spite of all the spectacular failures of ‘America First’ Trumpism and that they can have the former without the latter”


    • Get this, an obscure Democrat Presidential candidate makes the debates because the people that hadn’t hear of him, preferred him to the well know candidates. In other words, they picked an unknown over the known Democrat candidates. This bodes very well for the re-election of President Trump:

      An unheard-of 2020 candidate may have qualified for the Democratic debates because of a fluke poll result

      Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado was able to meet a requirement to make the stage at the Democratic debates later this month because people that don’t know who he is still picked him as their first choice in a CNN poll.

      To qualify for the first Democratic primary debates on June 26 and June 27, candidates must either secure 1% support in three approved polls or obtain 65,000 unique donors from 20 states.

      By digging deeper through the numbers, CNN political and data analyst Harry Enten figured out that of the 44% of voters who had heard of Bennet, none listed him as their first choice for the Democratic nominee.

      But of the 56% of respondents polled who said they hadn’t heard of Bennet, “enough of them chose Bennet in a listed ballot to get him to 1% in our poll overall,” Enten wrote.


  4. Oh RR, a name that you use is a sin, since Trump ranks right there with “The Gipper”. Let’s see, Steele about to be interrogated about his lies, the deviant Mayor of SouthBend, the Indian faker, deviant creepy Joe and more tales from Schiff, the pencil neck, asshole. You are a laughing stock Dumocrat. MAGA will trounce ANY if the 23, 24, 25, 26, what ever number of losers you support. Me thinks the crooks in Obummer’s cabal are thinking about the 8X8 cells.

    • Re-post sober Soul.

      I haven’t given up on you yet.

      Tomorrow is another day.

      And that is when you need to re-post.


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