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    It's real.
    Should I facepalm, cry or laughing??? (At the moment i tend to facepalming)

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    I really wonder where we go from here. This seems like the kind of thing that Trump shouldn't be able to do so easily, but he did it. Like this whole administration, it's really stupid, and possibly destroying the country.

    I mean, it seems like he just made up a conspiracy and asked the DOJ to investigate it. It really seems like that's all he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoment View Post
    I really wonder where we go from here. This seems like the kind of thing that Trump shouldn't be able to do so easily, but he did it. Like this whole administration, it's really stupid, and possibly destroying the country.

    I mean, it seems like he just made up a conspiracy and asked the DOJ to investigate it. It really seems like that's all he did.
    While yes it's insane fevor dream of Two Scoops, the general consensus is he's mostly trying to find a reason to fire Rosenstein... and then replace him with a loyal lackey that'll fire Mueller.

    Rosenstein would have been completely in the right to deny that insane request, (he already knows what the results of the investigation will be, nothing) but if he'd refused an order Trump would have had pretense to fire him, or in theory, he should have quit on principle because.... well, in a sane presidency that's what you'd do to make a point.

    The hope is the only reason he acquiesced to this insanity (which sets a terrible precedent) is because 1)no harm comes from this and 2)buying time for Mueller to finish his work.

    Rosenstein knows more than anyone except Mueller exactly where the investigation is, so the hope is he's just trying to buy the extra month or two needed. Because at some point in the very near future there may be an even more drastic red line crossed where he'll HAVE to resign in protest. Hopefully when that'll make the most impact and do the most damage.

    Or, as I've seen it said elsewhere
    The only conceivable justification for law enforcement allowing a president to abuse his power (an impeachable offense since Watergate) in the way Donald Trump did over the past 2 days is if you know that in the end Trump will be one of the most infamous villains in U.S. history.
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    Agreed, and that idea on Rosenstein is somewhat relieving amongst all this troubling news. Also, relieving, apparently John Kelly and Flood didn't actually attend the meeting? Reports seem to indicate they only met with the group before the meeting took place. It's still odd though.

    Semi-related, apparently Mitch McConnell came out and said he supports the Mueller investigation. Actions would be better, but at least this suggests that Mitch thinks he can say this without losing anything. It's something.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told NPR in an interview that he continues to support the Mueller Russia investigation — and that nothing in Thursday's hotly anticipated secret briefing on the Russia probe to congressional leaders changed his mind.

    "The two investigations going on that I think will give us the answers to the questions that you raise — the [inspector general] investigation in the Justice Department and the Mueller investigation," McConnell said. "I support both of them, and I don't really have anything to add to this subject based upon the Gang of 8 briefing that we had today, which was classified."

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    "I support it... I just won't allow a motion to go forward where we vote on actually protecting it."

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    btw, for as much as I ranted about it at the time, Rosenstein's official pretext for firing Comey is actually ringing truer by the day. Not saying it should have happened then, but if his point was the politicization of the bureau in a way that harmed Hillary, then yeah, seems like that happened under his watch.
    Hang in there, Kierkegaard.

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    North Korea has that they're still willing to meet up any time and any way

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/24/asia/...ntl/index.html

    You know this country's in bad shape when North Korea is the one that comes off as being more mature.

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    This outrageous. Not only has ICE been separating kids from their parents but they've been destroying records of sexual abuse by their agents and they've already lost track of 1 in 5 kids they separated from their parents. Why is this not a national headline!!???!! Why are there not protests in the street!??!! (I know the answers and they do not make me happy!!!)

    The next democrat candidate that promises to abolish ICE and prosecute these motherfuckers will get my vote in the primaries.

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    Shameful that Dems refuse to speak up about this.

    “But what can they do?! They’re in the minority!!”

    Republicans spent every day screaming that Obama was setting up death panels while in the minority. And it worked.

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    ^ To be fair it worked because Obama to many gullible white (and some confused minorities) was a suspicious looking black dude with a foreign looking name who didn't deserve to be where he was.
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Two thirds of Americans now believe that the country has a duty to take in refugees, while Trump's approval stands at a whopping 42%. Doesn't take a very stable genius to realize that tying the two together is going to do well for your support. But not a single Democrat has spoken out yet, not even on Twitter. Were they too busy deregulating banks and praising Israel's crimes to give a shit about 1500 missing kids, taken in by child traffickers and never to be seen again?

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    Here's an update on what the current plan is in regards to the EPA drinking water situation.

    Pruitt convened a summit this week with state officials, industry representatives, environmental advocates and others to discuss the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water supply. He labeled the issue a “national priority” and promised certain steps toward potentially regulating the chemicals' presence in water.

    Among other steps, Pruitt said EPA would formally consider whether to set national limits on the drinking water concentration of two of the thousands of chemicals in the family: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS).

    Pruitt made four pledges on behalf of EPA. He said the agency would evaluate whether to set maximum PFOS levels for drinking water, develop recommendations for cleaning the chemicals out of groundwater, consider whether to designate some of them as “hazardous substances” for environmental cleanup purposes and do research on toxicity levels for some of the compounds.


    “I’m very concerned about Pruitt’s leadership on this issue,” said Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.).

    Boyle said he’s particularly worried about the revelation last week that an unknown White House aide predicted a “public relations disaster” from a federal health study about the substances. The email was uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Union of Concerned Scientists and first reported by Politico.

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    The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, the Putin ally who met Don Jr. at the NRA convention.

    Back in 2013.

    A top Spanish prosecutor said: “Mr. Trump’s son should be concerned.”

    Guess what Jr. was working on in mid-/late 2013? A Trump Tower Moscow deal with the Agalarovs. If there are taps from that period authorities think Jr. should be worried about, it'd be a game-changer. Torshin once said he'd been friendly with the Trumps for years.

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    As if a Trump would take advice from someone who speaks español. Such chutzpah.

    I thought of Godzilla as the embodiment of violence and hatred for mankind, because he was created by atomic energy. He's like a symbol of humanity's complicity in their own destruction. He doesn't have an emotion. He is an emotion.— Jun Fukuda

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    Especially as Trump (as we already know) doesn't even trust his own people

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/rep...-doesnt-exist/
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Left-wing hardcore populist candidate is way too high in polls, as of now he's pretty much the next president of Mexico.
    With Trompo over there and Mexican Hugo Chavez here, things are gonna get odd.








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