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Title: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2016, 04:38:44 pm
El Chapo Cartel Within United States Border Has Placed $100M Bounty On Trump, Dead or Alive

Donald Trump won the presidential election in a fair, democratic process. The entire Nation voted and resoundingly cast their vote for Donald Trump to be our Commander-in-Chief and lead this great Nation.

Democrats and the lying media slammed Donald Trump for months when he argued that he may not accept the results of the election. Now that he has won, ironically, it has been the media and Hillary’s supporters that are refusing to accept the results of the election.

In wake of President Trump winning the election in a landslide, thousands of whiny, entitled liberals are flooding the streets with their violence and tears because they just cannot deal with a President that has said mean things.

Many of the protesters are paid mercenaries by Clinton-ally George Soros to carry out acts of violence and destruction in major cities across the country. They are destroying car lots, businesses, but more importantly, they are assaulting people for absolutely no reason.

On top of that, reports are now circulating that Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán (El Chappo) is offering a $100,000,000 bounty for anyone who can bring him Donald Trump, dead or alive.

Mexico’s billion dollar drug lord has been gloating all over social media about his escape from a maximum security jail by taunting authorities and threatening US-presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

According to informants close to El Chapo, the drug lord was offended and furious with Donald Trump’s racists allegations and plans of a Great Wall dividing the United States and Mexico. The bounty was set weeks prior to El Chapo’s escape with the help of other members of the Mexican cartel.

According to fellow inmates, El Chapo was very vocal about his hatred for Trump, citing that El Chapo often spoke about murdering Trump and found pleasure in masterminding an assassination.

Thankfully, we do not have a weak President anymore that will cower to threats. Donald Trump sent several tweets back indicating that El Chappo embodies “everything that is wrong with Mexico” and that he would “kick his a**” at Trump Tower.

While President Trump is a tough man that can hold his own, we must not normalize these threats. Whether we are discussing protesters in the streets or a drug lord from Mexico that is upset that Trump’s Wall will hurt his drug smuggling business, these threats should be met with serious consequences; and under President Trump, they will.

Standing outside Trump Tower with a sign that calls for Melania Trump to be raped is never going to be tolerated. Destroying businesses and calling for the assassination of a President will never be acceptable. These liberal crybabies are revolting because they are being paid by Hillary Clinton donors like George Soros to revolt in the streets.

In Trump’s America, toughness and hard work will be the new mindset with everything we do. If you are ignorant enough to threaten our President, you better be willing to accept the outcome; because Trump is not going to play these liberal games any longer once he is sworn into office.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 15, 2016, 08:11:23 pm
'My life goal is to assassinate Trump': Ohio man is first to be charged for sending threatening election night tweet

     On election night hundreds of people tweeted about assassinating Trump
     Zachary Benson, 24, from Cleveland, Ohio, is the first to be charged
     He told a Secret Service agent he had been 'frustrated' and later deleted it

By Chris Summers For Mailonline

Published: 04:02 EST, 15 November 2016 | Updated: 08:24 EST, 15 November 2016

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 16, 2016, 08:54:35 am
Report: At least three NBA teams are boycotting Trump hotels

The election of Donald Trump has elicited intense responses from all corners of American life, and the NBA has been no exception. Strong responses from coaches Stan Van Gundy and Gregg Popovich have grabbed the most headlines, but even the “wait-and-see” approach favored by LeBron James and others has been tinged with noticeable levels of sadness and concern. While the degree varies, the most liberally minded of the United States’ major sports leagues has not shied away from considering the impact of a Trump presidency on its diverse fan base, its predominantly black and heavily international player base, and the many intersections of those groups.

At least three NBA teams have decided to back up those concerns by boycotting some of the most visible Trump-branded properties in the country. As reported by Zach Lowe and Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, and Memphis Grizzlies have stopped staying at Trump-affiliated hotels during road trips to Chicago and New York for political reasons:

    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources.

    Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump’s name through a licensing agreement.

    Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season’s end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch. […]

    Seven other teams told ESPN.com on Tuesday that they are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season. […]

    Several teams that have stayed at the Trump SoHo in particular in the past told ESPN that they are not staying there this season but did not specifically attribute the switch to any political reason. Several more said that they’ve never stayed at Trump-branded hotels.

The report adds that the Bucks stayed at the Trump International Tower and Hotel in Chicago for an exhibition game in early October after trying to make a cancellation, so that decision apparently came fairly late in the campaign. Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry has been a major Clinton ally and Democratic Party donor for years, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was one of Trump’s loudest critics in the last few months before the election (after having praised him in July 2015).

It would not be terribly surprising to learn that more teams have opted to avoid Trump hotels for political reasons without publicizing it. Last week’s statements from Van Gundy, Popovich, and Steve Kerr would make it seem very unlikely that the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, and Golden State Warriors would stay in a Trump-branded hotel, and enough people around the league have expressed displeasure with the president-elect to assume they’re not alone. Jalen Rose’s prediction that NBA players won’t visit Trump’s White House looks more likely with every passing day.

Boycotting a hotel chain is ultimately a fairly minor statement for teams to make — especially when it wasn’t publicized before this report — but that doesn’t mean it’s an empty one. The NBA has been vocal in its support for diversity, LGBTQ rights, and environmental causes for several years. An administration that could include a chief strategist praised by a former Ku Klux Klan leader and the current chairman of the American Nazi Party, a vice president with a long history of anti-LGBTQ views, and a renowned climate change denier staffing the Enviromental Protection Agency is a challenge to all those stances. The question to ask isn’t why these teams are boycotting Trump hotels, but why more haven’t.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on November 18, 2016, 04:26:52 pm
Ford Tells Trump: We Will Not Move Lincoln Plant to Mexico

well, imagine that...

“Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky — no Mexico,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The news was shocking to local residents, since Ford had never announced any intention of moving Kentucky jobs to Mexico. Ford operates two plants in the Louisville community, with their truck plant producing the full-size Lincoln Navigator.

Ford currently employs 4,705 at its massive 3,154,173-square-foot assembly facility, which sits on 180 acres located in the Northeast side of town. The facility has operated since 1955 and currently produces the mid-size Lincoln MKC small sport-utility, along with the very popular Ford Escape small-size SUV.

Ford created a fire-storm on September 17 when it told employees itintended to move all small car assembly in the U.S to a modern Mexico facility employing 2,800 workers. Ford currently builds the Focus and C-Max compacts in the U.S., the Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, and the high-performance Ford Focus RS in Germany.

Ford announced in a formal statement, “Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle made at the Louisville Assembly Plant will stay in Kentucky.” The company added, “We are encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the United States.”

Ford has claimed that the company needed to relocate small car production to Mexico, which has 80 percent lower wages, in order to be viable against competitors that have relocated south of the border.

Mexico factories currently make the Cadillac Escalade EXT and SRX, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet HHR, Chevrolet Silverado and Silverado Hybrid, Dodge Journey, Dodge Ram 2500, Dodge Ram 3500, Dodge Ram 4500, Dodge Ram 5500, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, GMC Sierra and Sierra Hybrid, GMC Sierra Crew Cab, Honda CR-V, Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Volkswagen Jetta, and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2016, 02:11:29 pm
Obama halts immigration amnesty push in court, bows to incoming Trump administration

The administration has already taken the first step to accommodate President-elect Trump’s positions, agreeing Friday to take a timeout on President Obama’s push to kick-start his 2014 deportation amnesty.

In documents filed with a federal judge in Texas the Justice Department said that in light of the new management that will take over next year, the case should be suspended.

“Accordingly, the parties respectfully submit that further proceedings on the merits of this case, including the submission of a schedule for resolving the merits, should be stayed until February 20, 2017,” the Justice Department and lawyers for Texas said in a joint request of Judge Andrew S. Hanen.

Judge Hanen had halted Mr. Obama’s expanded amnesty in February 2015, just two days before it was to go into effect, ruling that the administration broke administrative law. An appeals court twice upheld his injunction, as did the Supreme Court, in a 4-4 deadlock decision this summer.

The injunction remains in place while Judge Hanen was to hear full arguments — but both sides now say President-elect Trump should have the chance to weigh in.

“Given the change in Administration, the parties jointly submit that a brief stay of any further litigation in this Court before beginning any further proceedings would serve judicial efficiency and economy so that the parties have a better understanding of how they might choose to move forward,” both sides said.

Judge Hanen would still have to consent to staying the proceedings.

The amnesty would apply to more than 4 million illegal immigrants who were either brought to the U.S. as children, or who were parents of American citizens or legal immigrants.

Under the Obama program, they were to be granted tentative legal status for three years, preventing them from being deported and entitling them to work permits, which would in turn earn them driver’s licenses and some taxpayer benefits.

Mr. Obama had for years said he lacked the power to issue such a blanket amnesty, but discovered the power after his party suffered massive losses in the 2014 election.

The amnesty was declared not be executive order, but rather by a series of memos from the Homeland Security secretary.

Judge Hanen ruled the amnesty violated the Administrative Procedure Act because it was a major policy change that should have been put out for public review and comment. The appeals court went further, ruling Mr. Obama broke immigration law, which never envisioned so broad a use of “deferred action” powers.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on November 21, 2016, 05:24:00 pm
Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f—ing firing squad’

Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.

“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.

A second source confirmed the fireworks.

“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source said.

“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.

“Trump didn’t say [NBC reporter] Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.”

The stunned reporters tried to get a word in edgewise to discuss access to a Trump Administration.

“[CBS Good Morning co-host Gayle] King did not stand up, but asked some question, ‘How do you propose we the media work with you?’ Chuck Todd asked some pretty pointed questions. David Muir asked ‘How are you going to cope living in DC while your family is in NYC? It was a horrible meeting.”

Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway told reporters the gathering went well.

“Excellent meetings with the top executives of the major networks,” she said during a gaggle in the lobby of Trump Tower. “Pretty unprecedented meeting we put together in two days.”

The meeting was off the record, meaning the participants agreed not to talk about the substance of the conversations.

The hour-long session included top execs from network and cable news channels. Among the attendees were NBC’s Deborah Turness, Lester Holt and Chuck Todd, ABC’s James Goldston, George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Martha Raddatz,

Also, CBS’ Norah O’Donnell John Dickerson, Charlie Rose, Christopher Isham and King, Fox News’ Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace, Suzanne Scott, MSNBC’s Phil Griffin and CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Erin Burnett.

Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, plans to meet with Trump Tuesday.

There was no immediate comment from the Trump Team.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 21, 2016, 07:49:53 pm
Wow! Maybe my memory is shoddy, but I can't recall any US President openly using profanity like this. Who's next? Kanye West for President?

Well, as we've heard many times - the nation's leaders reflect their respective nation.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 22, 2016, 11:28:10 am
Donald Trump to 'withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership' on first day in office

Donald Trump has issued a video outlining his policy plans for his first 100 days in office and vowing to issue a note of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership “from day one”.

In the brief clip posted to YouTube on Monday, the president-elect said that “our transition team is working very smoothly, efficiently, and effectively”, contradicting a wealth of media reports telling of chaos in Trump Tower as Trump struggles to build a team.

He said that he was going to issue a note of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, calling it “a potential disaster for our country”. Instead he said he would “negotiate fair bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back”.

Hours before Trump’s announcement, Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, warned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be “meaningless” without US participation.

Speaking to reporters in Buenos Aires on Monday, Abe conceded that other TPP countries had not discussed how to rescue the agreement if Trump carried out his promise to withdraw.

Related: Trump cabinet contender accidentally unveils hardline anti-refugee proposals

Abe, a vocal supporter of the 12-nation agreement, appears to have failed in his recent attempts to coax Trump out of his “America first”, protectionism.

The TPP, which excludes China, is thought to have been high on Abe’s agenda when he became the first foreign leader to meet the president-elect in New York last week.

While details of their 90-minute meeting have not been released, Abe would have used the time to try to persuade Trump to go back on his campaign threat to pull the US out of TPP on day one of his presidency.

“The TPP would be meaningless without the United States,” Abe said, after Japan and other TPP countries had discussed the agreement on the sidelines of the Apec summit in Lima at the weekend.

He added that the pact could not be renegotiated. “This would disturb the fundamental balance of benefits,” he said.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 22, 2016, 01:02:28 pm
Willing to oppose Trump, some Senate Republicans gain leverage
By Ginger Gibson and Richard Cowan
November 22, 2016


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is no surprise that Democrats in the U.S. Congress will oppose Donald Trump but the most important resistance to fulfilling the president-elect's agenda is beginning to emerge from Republicans on Capitol Hill.

A small number of influential Republicans in the Senate are threatening to block appointments to Trump's administration, derail his thaw with Russia and prevent the planned wall on the border with Mexico.

The party held onto control of the Senate at the Nov. 8 election but by only a thin margin, putting powerful swing votes in just a few hands.

That empowers Republican Senate mavericks such as Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. Both were bitter rivals to Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

Paul, a libertarian lone wolf, says he will block Senate confirmations if Trump nominates either former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to be secretary of state.

South Carolina's Lindsay Graham has started publicly outlining places he might be willing to oppose Trump. He is against the Mexican border wall and is delivering warnings against Trump's intention to revoke legal status for undocumented immigrants brought here as children - although that would not require congressional approval.

Graham, a traditional Republican foreign policy hawk, strongly disagrees with Trump's attempt to improve ties with Russia.

"I am going to be kind of a hard ass" on Russia, Graham told reporters recently. "We can’t sit on the sidelines" and let cyber attacks blamed on Russia "go unanswered."

The early stirrings of opposition from Senate Republicans are a sign that the New York businessman, who has never held public office, might run into harsh political realities soon after taking office on Jan. 20.

Other Senators who might defy Trump are Arizona's John McCain and Jeff Flake, Nebraska's Ben Sasse, Florida's Marco Rubio, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, said senior Senate aides and lawmakers.

These lawmakers have ruffled feathers in the past and some have a good political reason not to fear Trump: Paul, McCain, Murkowski and Rubio do not have to run for reelection until 2022. Graham, Collins and Sasse will have to face the voters in 2020; Cruz and Flake have an earlier election, in 2018.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose job is to keep the Republicans in line, knows the challenges ahead. A senior Republican aide said McConnell is “loathe” to spend time trying to move bills that lack the needed Senate votes.

McConnell is aware he will not have the support of some of his own lawmakers on bills that could pass the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, such as appropriating money to build the Mexican wall and further abortion restrictions, the aide said.


But Trump has a history of taming what appear to be well-entrenched Republican opponents. He won the party nomination against all the odds and some of his staunchest opponents like Rubio and Cruz ended up endorsing him.

And swing votes in the Senate cut two ways. The Democrats have their own potential renegades such as West Virginia's Joe Manchin, who has already declared his support for Trump's nomination of Republican Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

Such swings by Democrats toward Republicans may be likelier ahead of the 2018 elections, when Democrats must defend more vulnerable Senate seats than Republicans. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer must deal with this. Trump said over the weekend he and Schumer "always had a good relationship."

Republicans are likely to control only 52 seats in the 100-seat Senate, meaning three defections within the party are enough to block cabinet appointments which only require 50 votes. Vice President-elect Mike Pence would break 50-50 ties.

The task for McConnell gets more difficult when it comes to passing legislation, which requires 60 votes, known as cloture, to allow a bill to move forward. If Trump plans to sign a bill while in office, perhaps one that will change immigration law or restrict abortions, McConnell will have to keep all Republicans in line and win over an additional eight Democrats.

Trump could deliver on campaign promises that do not require legislative approval like blocking the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal or ending the Iran nuclear pact. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, enjoys robust Republican support and would be done through a legislative maneuver that does not require any Democratic support.

Collins and Murkowski have a history of crossing the aisle to join Democrats and could shy from abortion restrictions.

Cruz has never feared disrupting Senate business to prove a point or seek concessions in legislation.

Sasse did not waver from his staunch criticism of Trump through the campaign. Flake has said he is “eating crow” after Trump’s win, but he could defect on immigration and border security, issues he has previously joined with Democrats on.

Paul was asked last week on MSNBC if he would put a hold on Giuliani or Bolton. In the Senate, a hold allows a single senator to delay a confirmation. He left open the possibility of such a move, saying, “I feel pretty strongly about it.”

He said: "We have a 52-48 majority, all it would take is two or three Republicans to say they can’t go along with Giuliani and can’t go along with Bolton.”

(Reporting by Ginger Gibson and Richard Cowan; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Alistair Bell)

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on November 23, 2016, 04:46:30 pm
Media falsely spins Trump’s NYT climate comments – Trump cited Climategate, restated skepticism of ‘global warming’ – Read full transcript

Trump to NYT warmist Tom Friedman: 'A lot of smart people disagree with you' on climate change.

Trump correctly cited the Climategate scandal: 'They say they have science on one side but then they also have those horrible emails that were sent between scientists...Terrible. Where they got caught, you know, so you see that and you say, what’s this all about.'

The media spin on President Elect Donald J. Trump’s sit down with the New York Times on November 22, can only be described as dishonest. Trump appears to soften stance on climate change & Donald Trump backflips on climate change  & Trump on climate change in major U-turn

The ‘fake news’ that Trump had somehow moderated or changed his “global warming” views was not supported by the full transcript of the meeting.

Heartland Institute President Joe Bast had this to say about the full transcript of Trump’s meeting: “This is reassuring. The Left wants to drive wedges between Trump and his base by spinning anything he says as “retreating from campaign promises.” But expressing nuance and avoiding confrontation with determined foes who buy ink by the barrel is not retreating.” The Heartland Institute released their skeptical 2015 climate report featuring 4,000 peer-reviewed articles debunking the UN IPCC claims.

Trump’s climate science view that there is “some connectivity” between humans and climate is squarely a skeptical climate view. Trump explained, “There is some, something. It depends on how much.”

Trump’s views are shared by prominent skeptical scientists. University of London professor emeritus Philip Stott has said: “The fundamental point has always been this. Climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically selected factor (CO2) is as misguided as it gets.” “It’s scientific nonsense,” Stott added. Stott is featured in new skeptical climate change documentary Climate Hustle.

Scientists at the UN climate summit in Marrakech commended Trump’s climate views. See: Skeptical scientists crash UN climate summit, praise Trump for ‘bringing science back again’
Trump also told resident NYT warmist Tom Friedman: ‘A lot of smart people disagree with you’ on climate change. (Note: Friedman has some wacky views: Flashback 2009: NYT’s Tom Friedman lauds China’s eco-policies: ‘One party can just impose politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward’)

Once again, Trump was 100% accurate as very prominent scientists are bailing out of the so-called climate “consensus.”

rest: http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/11/23/fake-news-update-media-falsely-spins-trumps-climate-comments-read-full-nyt-transcript/

Title: James 5:1-7
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 24, 2016, 08:23:54 pm
Jas 5:1  Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Jas 5:2  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
Jas 5:3  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Jas 5:4  Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
Jas 5:5  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Jas 5:6  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
Jas 5:7  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

Trump taps billionaire investor Ross for commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the "king of bankruptcy" for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for commerce secretary, a senior transition official said.

The official isn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter and requested anonymity.

Reputed by Forbes to be worth nearly $3 billion, Ross would represent the interests of U.S. businesses domestically and abroad as the head at Commerce. His department would be among those tasked with carrying out the Trump administration's stated goal of protecting U.S. workers and challenging decades of globalization that largely benefited multinational corporations.

With a Florida home down the road from Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat, the 78-year-old Ross played a role in crafting and selling the president-elect's tax-cut and infrastructure plans. Ross has suggested that much of America is disgruntled because the economy has left middle-class workers behind and says Trump represents a shift to a "less politically correct direction."

"Part of the reason why I'm supporting Trump is that I think we need a more radical, new approach to government — at least in the U.S. — from what we've had before," Ross told CNBC in June, referring to Trump's blunt tone and sweeping promises to reinvigorate economic growth.

Despite his embrace of populist rhetoric, Ross has enjoyed a patrician lifestyle. He frequently commutes between his offices in New York and home in Palm Beach, Florida, according to Haute Living magazine. He maintains an art collection worth more than $100 million that includes works by the Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. A graduate of Yale University, he pledged $10 million to help build its management school.

For 24 years as a banker at Rothschild, Ross developed a lucrative specialty in bankruptcy and corporate restructurings. He founded his own firm, W.L. Ross, in 2000 and earned part of his fortune from investing in troubled factories in the industrial Midwest and in some instances generating profits by limiting worker benefits. That region swung hard for Trump in the election on the promise of more manufacturing jobs from renegotiated trade deals and penalties for factories that outsourced their work abroad.

A specialist in corporate turnarounds, Ross buys distressed or bankrupt companies at steep discounts, then seeks to shave costs and generate profits. Some of those cost reductions have come from altering pay and benefits for workers. Since 2000, his firm has invested in more than 178 companies.

Ross most prominently created four companies through mergers and acquisitions that focused on steel, textiles, autos and coal. In some cases, Ross has sold the companies he packaged to even larger globe-spanning companies. In 2005, he sold the International Steel Group, which included the former Bethlehem Steel, to the Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal.

And while his investments appear to have proved generally lucrative, they have also at times brought troubling publicity.

In early 2006, the Sago coal mine owned by Ross exploded, triggering a collapse that killed a dozen miners. Federal safety inspectors in 2005 had cited the West Virginia mine with 208 violations.

Ross said afterward that he knew about the safety violations but that the mine's management had assured him that it was a "safe situation."

"Oh, my God, it's the worst week of my entire life," Ross told ABC News days after the collapse.

If confirmed by the Senate as commerce secretary, Ross would oversee nearly 47,000 employees and a budget of roughly $8 billion.

Among its responsibilities, the Cabinet department provides data on the economy through the Census Bureau and monitors the environment through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

One former commerce secretary, Donald Evans, noted that a prime responsibility is opening up markets around the world for U.S. companies and workers.

"What you are is ambassador to the world from America," said Evans, who served under President George W. Bush. "It's critically important when you go to other countries that, first and foremost, you care about them, the citizens of their country."

That advice clashes somewhat with the promises made by Trump, who campaigned on the doctrine of putting "America first." The president-elect told voters that Mexico, China and other countries had played U.S. trade negotiators for fools.

"Under a Trump administration, no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries," Trump said in April.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 28, 2016, 10:31:51 am

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on November 28, 2016, 02:17:04 pm

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 02, 2016, 10:44:09 am
Trump's Defense pick has ties to Theranos

Donald Trump's pick for secretary of Defense has ties to Theranos, a troubled Silicon Valley startup.

On Thursday, President-elect Trump said he would nominate retired Marine General James Mattis for secretary of Defense.

After retiring in 2013, Mattis became a board director at Theranos, a company founded in 2003 by then 19-year-old Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes.

"The strength of the leader's vision in the military is seen as the critical element in that unit's performance," Mattis said in a 2014 Fortune piece about Holmes. "I wanted to be around something again that had that sort of leadership."

The blood-testing startup was billed as a classic industry disruptor -- offering a cheaper, more efficient alternative to traditional medical tests. And Holmes, whose mother was a congressional committee staffer and whose father worked for government agencies, was the darling of the tech industry. Her company was valued at $9 billion, making her a self-made billionaire on paper.

Related: Walgreens sues Theranos for breach of contract

A Wall Street Journal report in October 2015 put a spotlight on the company's questionable technology and testing methods. It drew closer scrutiny to the company, including the fact that its board was made up of primarily military and intelligence professionals.

It had few people from the medical industry and no big names from the tech or venture capital world.

According to the Washington Post, Mattis' relationship with Holmes dates back to 2011, when they met at a Marine Memorial event. Mattis was interested in Holmes' technology for use on the battlefield.

Holmes reportedly reached out to Mattis in 2012, after a military official flagged Theranos' technology to the FDA. She wanted Mattis to use his authority to dispel any concerns. Mattis forwarded the emails internally, indicating a sense of urgency in moving forward with the technology, but it never took off.

Vanity Fair reported that Mattis denied any FDA interference. He said he was "interested in rapidly having the company's technologies tested legally and ethically."

In the past year, Theranos has voided two years of blood tests, faced federal probes, pivoted away from blood testing -- and Holmes has been banned from owning or operating a lab for two years.

Most recently, it's been sued by investors and Walgreens, once its biggest partner.

Mattis, however, is still on the company's board of directors, according to its website. Theranos did not immediately return CNNMoney's request for comment about his involvement.

Mattis isn't the only powerful figure who has been caught in Theranos' mess.

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that its own Rupert Murdoch had invested $100 million in the company. But he'd never been publicly linked to the company before.

Riley Bechtel, chairman of construction giant Bechtel Group, was an investor and board member at Theranos. But as part of changes that Theranos announced on Thursday, it said Bechtel will be retiring from its board.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 02, 2016, 10:54:45 am
Donald Trump reportedly praises Pakistan's 'terrific' PM

(CNN)It's a case of he said, he said between two of the world's most powerful men.

We know that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the phone Wednesday.

What was said during that call is what's at issue.

After the conversation, the Pakistan Prime Minister's Office put out a statement directly quoting Trump -- a violation of diplomatic protocol -- in which he glowingly praised Sharif.

The statement quoted President-elect Trump as telling Sharif "you are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon. As I am talking to you, Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long."

The President-elect's office put out a statement saying the two sides "had a productive conversation about how the United States and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in the future."

The Trump team did not answer inquiries from CNN asking whether the President-elect actually said what the Pakistanis claimed he had.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on December 03, 2016, 03:19:19 am

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 06, 2016, 07:04:41 am
Gore meets with president-elect and Ivanka Trump

Al Gore and Donald Trump met Monday just weeks after the former vice president campaigned for the president-elect's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground," Gore told reporters after the meeting at Trump Tower.

Gore added that prior to the meeting with Trump he'd met with Ivanka Trump, but that "the bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump."

"I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I'm just going to leave it at that," Gore said.

The meeting came the same day The Guardian published an interview with Gore where he said that the threat of climate change is too pressing for people to “despair” over Trump’s election.

“My message would be that despair is just another form of denial. There is no time to despair. We don’t have time to lick our wounds, to hope for a different election outcome,” Gore wrote. “We have to win this struggle and we will win it; the only question is how fast we win. But more damaged is baked into the climate system every day, so it’s a race against time.”

Gore was a recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in raising awareness of the dangers of climate change.

Trump has previously said that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese and vowed to cancel the Paris climate deal. After being elected president, though, he signaled at least some openness to modifying his views.

In a meeting with The New York Times  last month, Trump said there is “some connectivity” related to humans and climate change.

Asked if he’d pull out of the Paris Climate deal, the president-elect said, “I’m going to take a look at it."

Politico recently reported that Ivanka Trump planned to focus on climate change during her father's presidency.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 06, 2016, 08:22:00 am

Texas elector says he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump

By Daniella Diaz, CNN

Updated 8:06 AM ET, Tue December 6, 2016

Washington (CNN)A Texas elector said Monday that enough is enough -- he will not cast his vote for President-elect Donald Trump as part of the Electoral College process on December 19.

Christopher Suprun, a paramedic from Texas who served as a firefighter during the Sept. 11 attacks, wrote in an editorial published in The New York Times that even though he is a Republican elector, he will not vote for Trump.

Suprun will cast his vote along with the other electors (538 in total) from every state and the District of Columbia on December 19 as part of the Electoral College process.

"Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic," he wrote. "On Dec. 19, I will do it again."

Suprun ends the editorial by saying that the electors still have a chance to unify behind a Republican alternative such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Along with Suprun, 36 other electors planning to vote for Trump would have to abandon their vote for him -- which is almost beyond the realm of possibility. Even if Suprun doesn't cast his vote for Trump, Trump is headed toward the 270 votes he needs to become president in January.

In the editorial Suprun explained that he believes Trump has shown he's not qualified for the Oval Office. He wrote that the last time the nation was united was after the Sept. 11 attacks, while Trump has failed "to unite America" and drove "a wedge between us."

"He does not encourage civil discourse, but chooses to stoke fear and create outrage," Suprun wrote in the editorial.

Suprun added that Trump's actions, such as saying "Russia should hack Hillary Clinton's emails" and urging "violence against protesters at his rallies during the campaign" show that he is not qualified to be president.

He also wrote about how the advisers Trump surrounds himself with, including retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn for National Security Adviser and Steve Bannon, a former Breitbart executive named to a senior adviser position, are not positive influences on him.

"He has surrounded himself with advisers such as Stephen K. Bannon, who claims to be a Leninist and lauds villains and their thirst for power, including Darth Vader," he wrote. "Gen. Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump's pick for national security adviser, has his own checkered past about rules."

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 06, 2016, 01:02:10 pm
Florida voters sue for recount

TALLAHASSEE — Three central Florida voters are mounting an unlikely bid to overturn the presidential election result in the Sunshine State.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in Leon Circuit Court, they assert that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, actually won Florida. The plaintiffs, who live in Osceola and Volusia counties, say the state’s official election results were off because of hacking, malfunctioning voting machines and other problems.

They're asking for a hand recount of every paper ballot in Florida, at the expense of defendants including Trump, Gov. Rick Scott and the 29 Republican presidential electors from Florida.

But even lawyers for the plaintiffs acknowledge time isn’t on their side. Clint Curtis, an Orlando attorney representing the plaintiffs, said the defendants may not respond by the time the Electoral College meets on Dec. 19.

"They can ignore it entirely,” he said.

He said he has received a “deluge” of reports from voters across the state of problems on election day, including people being turned away at the polls and told they’d already voted. Florida Division of Elections officials reported only a few "minor issues" on election day.

Curtis said he hopes Trump, who has blasted recount efforts elsewhere, will get behind one in Florida. Officially, Trump got more than 4.6 million votes in Florida, beating Clinton by more than 112,000 votes.

“He’s mentioned he wants to fix the rigged system,” he said. “This will give the opportunity to do that. If it were a normal politician, I’d say our chances are very slim. But it’s not a normal politician — it’s Donald Trump.”

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on December 06, 2016, 04:53:17 pm

Texas elector says he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump

By Daniella Diaz, CNN

Updated 8:06 AM ET, Tue December 6, 2016

Washington (CNN)A Texas elector said Monday that enough is enough -- he will not cast his vote for President-elect Donald Trump as part of the Electoral College process on December 19.

Christopher Suprun, a paramedic from Texas who served as a firefighter during the Sept. 11 attacks, wrote in an editorial published in The New York Times that even though he is a Republican elector, he will not vote for Trump.

Suprun will cast his vote along with the other electors (538 in total) from every state and the District of Columbia on December 19 as part of the Electoral College process.

"Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic," he wrote. "On Dec. 19, I will do it again."

Suprun ends the editorial by saying that the electors still have a chance to unify behind a Republican alternative such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Along with Suprun, 36 other electors planning to vote for Trump would have to abandon their vote for him -- which is almost beyond the realm of possibility. Even if Suprun doesn't cast his vote for Trump, Trump is headed toward the 270 votes he needs to become president in January.

In the editorial Suprun explained that he believes Trump has shown he's not qualified for the Oval Office. He wrote that the last time the nation was united was after the Sept. 11 attacks, while Trump has failed "to unite America" and drove "a wedge between us."

"He does not encourage civil discourse, but chooses to stoke fear and create outrage," Suprun wrote in the editorial.

Suprun added that Trump's actions, such as saying "Russia should hack Hillary Clinton's emails" and urging "violence against protesters at his rallies during the campaign" show that he is not qualified to be president.

He also wrote about how the advisers Trump surrounds himself with, including retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn for National Security Adviser and Steve Bannon, a former Breitbart executive named to a senior adviser position, are not positive influences on him.

"He has surrounded himself with advisers such as Stephen K. Bannon, who claims to be a Leninist and lauds villains and their thirst for power, including Darth Vader," he wrote. "Gen. Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump's pick for national security adviser, has his own checkered past about rules."

BUSTED! Texas Rogue Electoral Delegate Chris Suprun Is Linked to far left Van Jones, Think Progress

Suprun signed a pledge last summer to support the Republican nominee.
He lied.

Suprun is a #NeverTrumper.
His Twitter timeline is littered with fellow #NeverTrumper gibberish.

Now this…
If you look at Chris Suprun’s Twitter page you can clearly see that he is using Megaphone Strategies as his PR firm.


Megaphone Strategies was founded by far left activist Van Jones.
It’s mission is “to use use PR as a tool to diversify progressive movements.”

Its clients include: Netroots Nation, Green for All and Demand Progress.

So this so-called conservative is using a far left company founded by Van Jones as a PR firm? You just can’t make this stuff up!

Do Republicans even vet their electoral college members?
Good grief!

rest: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/busted-texas-rogue-electoral-delegate-chris-suprun-linked-van-jones-think-progress/

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 07, 2016, 06:09:24 pm
Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head SBA

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration.

Trump's announcement said McMahon would be a key player in his effort to generate stronger job growth and roll back federal regulations.

McMahon, 68, is a co-founder and former CEO of the professional wrestling franchise WWE, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut. She ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010. She was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign.

The SBA, which has at least one office in every U.S. state, provides support to small businesses such as by extending loans and making sure they get a percentage of federal contracts.

Trump said McMahon had helped the WWE grow from a 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees worldwide. Trump is a WWE Hall of Fame member.

If confirmed by the Senate, McMahon would join a Trump economic team that includes Wall Street executives Steven Mnuchin at the Treasury Department and Wilbur Ross at Commerce.

"Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country's top female executives advising businesses around the globe," Trump said in the announcement.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 08, 2016, 11:14:50 am

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 09, 2016, 07:53:01 am
Donald Trump's SBA nominee gave $7M to support him

Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to run the Small Business Administration gave millions to support his presidential campaign -- including a newly disclosed $1 million donation just weeks before the election.

Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, made the $1 million donation to a super PAC funded by the Ricketts family and casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson in early October, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission late Thursday.

The super PAC, Future 45, was revitalized as a pro-Trump committee in early fall by the Ricketts, who earlier in the election support anti-Trump efforts, and by Adelson, who sat out the Republican primary.

One of the Ricketts siblings, Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, has been named by Trump as deputy commerce secretary.
Linda McMahon picked to lead SBA

McMahon's most recent donation brings her total contributions to pro-Trump super PACs this election to $7 million, making her one of the largest contributors in support of Trump. She had previously given $6 million in August and September to Rebuilding America Now, another super PAC that supported Trump's campaign.

Super PACs are a type of campaign committee that are allowed to raise unlimited sums of money from Americans for political purposes, provided they do not directly coordinate with official candidate campaigns.

The WWE co-founder was named this week to serve as the chief of the SBA. She started the pro wrestling franchise with her husband, Vince McMahon, but stepped down from her role in the company in 2009.

She ran unsuccessfully for Senate twice in Connecticut, in 2010 and 2012.

It is not uncommon for presidents to reward top donors with plum posts in the administration, especially ambassadorships.

Current Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is a billionaire businesswoman who was a major backer of President Barack Obama, serving as finance chairwoman for his 2008 campaign

Who is in Donald Trump's Cabinet?

Trump has drawn heavily from the billionaire and millionaire class for his Cabinet. In addition to McMahon and Ricketts, Trump has tapped his finance chairman and millionaire Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary, billionaire investor and donor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary, billionaire and GOP donor Besty DeVos as education secretary and millionaire fast food CEO Andrew Puzder as labor secretary.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 10, 2016, 11:02:54 am
When my dad mentioned his name (Bobby Valentine) this morning, I thought he was going to tell he either he was charged with a crime, was getting a divorce, or what not. However, when he told me this news item, I almost fell off my chair!

Yes, everything is gotten to be one big joke now! And the humor isn't even funny anymore!

Donald Trump considers hiring former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- President-elect Donald Trump could be turning to Major League Baseball when looking for new hires.

Former MLB manager Bobby Valentine is "on a short-list of candidates for the job of United States Ambassador to Japan," according to a WEEI report.

Valentine, 66, managed Japan's Chiba Lotte Marines for seven seasons. He owns a 581-605 record in 16 years as a MLB manager for the Texas Rangers, Mets, and Boston Red Sox. In 2012, Valentine led the Red Sox to a 69-93 mark.

    Looks like I won't be allowed to visit Japan for the next 4 years. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/BCGnvpFWLh
    — Kevin Youkilis (@KYouk_2036) December 9, 2016

Valentine now serves as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University. This isn't the first time Trump has turned to sports when eyeing candidates for his transition team. On Wednesday, he named former World Wresting Entertainment [WWE] CEO Linda McMahon the administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Valentine was the first American-born manager to win the Japan Series when he won it in 2005 with the Marines.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Valentine each attended the University of Southern California.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 13, 2016, 07:18:13 am
Donald Trump chooses Rick Perry to be energy secretary

Donald Trump has selected Rick Perry to be energy secretary, according to two sources directly involved in the transition and selection process.

He had been summoned to Trump Tower for a meeting Monday to discuss the position after having been contacted over the weekend. The meeting was only finalized on Sunday. 

The other contenders for the position were Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Ray Washburne, a key Trump fundraiser, former RNC finance chair, restaurateur and investor in oil and gas operations.

The former Texas governor sits on two corporate boards - one of them is Energy Transfer Partners - and that may present a confirmation issue. Energy Transfer Partners has a subsidiary known as Dakota Access LLC, which is attempting to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Dakota Access Pipeline has been the subject of public protests over its potential environmental impact and damage to Native American lands.

Recently, the Obama administration blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline easement through Lake Oahe, a move that jeopardized the 1,172-mile underground pipeline. The incoming Trump administration has said it will review the decision.

Mr. Trump once invested in Energy Transfer Partners and supports completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. He told Fox News Sunday‎ that he would intervene if the matter is not resolved before he is inaugurated.

“When I get to office, if it’s not solved, I’ll have it solved very quickly,” he said.

Perry has been tapped to lead an agency he has suggested should be shut down. Although when Perry ran for the 2012 GOP nomination, during a debate, he famously forgot the name one of the three agencies he had pledged to eliminate.

“The third agency of government I would -- I would do away with Education, the --Commerce...Commerce and, let’s see. I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry -- oops,” he said.

Later in the debate, Perry remembered, “It was the Department of Energy that I was reaching for before.”

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 16, 2016, 03:14:09 pm
Donald Trump eyeing Sylvester Stallone to chair National Endowment for the Arts?

That could be one rocky confirmation hearing.

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering actor Sylvester Stallone to chair the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Trump has not officially offered Stallone the position but reports indicate the actor could be "positively disposed to the idea."

Stallone and the President-elect have a history. Trump's campaign launched a web ad that featured a speech from Stallone's 2006 "Rocky Balboa."

The actor told Variety in January "I love Donald Trump."

Stallone also compared Trump to a "great Dickensian character." He said he had considered running for public office himself but changed his mind five minutes later when he "came to my senses."

Stallone and Trump have yet to comment on the NEA role, reported by the Daily Mail, and did not immediately return FOX411's request for comment.

Big names from several industries been lining up at the Trump Tower in New York city to talk about possible posts in the new administration.

Artist Jane Chu currently chairs the NEA, which has an annual budget of $150 million. Which is about what a big-budget Stallone-type action thriller is going for these days.

Did Trump team dangle ambassadorships to lure A-list talent to inauguration? 

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 19, 2016, 11:14:19 am
Kissinger calls Trump a 'phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen'

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in an interview Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump could go down in history as a "very considerable president."

"Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen," Kissinger said on CBS's "Face The Nation."

"So it is a shocking experience to them that he came in to office. At the same time, extraordinary opportunity."

Kissinger said every country now has to consider two things.

"One, their perception that the previous president, or the outgoing president, basically withdrew America from international politics, so that they had to make their own assessments of their necessities," he said.

"And secondly, that here is a new president who's asking a lot of unfamiliar questions. And because of the combination of the partial vacuum and the new questions, one could imagine that something remarkable and new emerges out of it."

When asked if he has a sense about the president-elect's emerging foreign policy vision, Kissinger said he and the billionaire appear to operate differently, but offered some praise for the issues Trump has raised.

"I think he operates by a kind of instinct that is a different form of analysis as my more academic one," Kissinger said.

"But he's raised a number of issues that I think are important, very important. And if they're addressed properly, could lead to good - great results."


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 20, 2016, 11:26:15 am
Who is Monica Crowley, Trump's latest national security team addition?
December 16, 2016

Monica Crowley will be the senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council (NSC), Donald Trump’s transition team announced Thursday.

Dr. Crowley, who holds a PhD in international relations from Columbia University in New York, began her career as a research assistant and confidante to former President Richard Nixon in 1990 until his passing in 1994. She has since been a Fox News analyst, hosted a conservative radio show, and authored several books as well as a column in The Washington Times.

Since its inception by President Harry Truman in 1947, the NSC has served as “the President’s principal forum for considering national security and foreign policy matters.”

Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump?

President-elect Trump’s transition team also announced the appointment of Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg Thursday to the position of NSC’s chief of staff and executive secretary.

Lt. Gen. Kellogg and Crowley will serve under the council’s previously announced leaders: retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser and K.T. McFarland as deputy national security adviser.

As a figure in the conservative media, a vocal critic of President Obama, with little national leadership experience and outspoken support for Trump, Crowley fits the mold of the president-elect’s previous pattern of appointments and nominations.

Ms. McFarland and chief strategist Steve Bannon also have media-related resumes
. Top cabinet nominees Ben Carson (for secretary of Housing and Urban Development), Rex Tillerson (for secretary of State), Rick Perry (for secretary of Energy), and Scott Pruitt (Environmental Protection Agency) all have shown similar levels of loyalty to Trump while clearly exhibiting indirect – or nontraditional – experience for their job assignments.

The Christian Science Monitor’s Peter Grier explained the pattern further, comparing Trump’s appointments to a season of "Survivor: Bureaucracy."

    But comparing Trump’s staff moves to casting a reality show is not totally over the top. Trump won a stunning victory in large part by providing the media a campaign story they could not resist, producing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of free coverage. Why should he stop the drama now?

But Crowley’s role is anything but insignificant. She will be replacing Ben Rhodes, Obama’s senior national security advisor, who has been "an influential player on foreign policy issues and a close advisor to the president," explains The Washington Post.

As director of strategic communications, Mr. Rhodes ran the Iran-deal messaging campaign and negotiated the reopening of American-Cuban relations. He is the "single most influential voice shaping American foreign policy aside from POTUS himself," says The New York Times. Indeed, Rhodes had "a critical hand in shaping the administration’s global security policies and then selling those policies to the world," adds the Daily Beast.

How Crowley will handle the role, however, is yet to be determined.

"I am deeply honored, humbled and grateful to be asked by the President-elect to join the extraordinary national security team he is assembling," said Crowley in a statement. "With vision, courage and moral clarity, he is committed fully to reestablishing America’s singular place in the world."

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 28, 2016, 04:02:33 pm
Faith leaders at Trump inauguration announced
December 28, 2016

(CNN)Donald Trump's inaugural committee announced Wednesday six faith leaders who will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect. Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan; Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; and Paula White, pastor of New Destiny Christian Center will offer readings and give the invocation. Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; Rev. Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, senior pastor of Great Faith Ministries International will also offer readings and give

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on January 03, 2017, 04:34:50 pm
Ford to Build in America, Cancel Mexico Expansion Plans as ‘Vote of Confidence’ in Donald Trump

Ford will build a plant in Michigan instead of Mexico as a “vote of confidence” in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s incoming administration, its CEO Mark Fields announced on Tuesday. The announcement means Ford will cancel its plans to build a new plant in Mexico and will instead invest $700 million in Michigan—creating 700 new jobs here in the United States—CNN reports. 


Title: Trump Operative Roger Stone Survives Assassination Attempt
Post by: Mark on January 18, 2017, 12:26:35 am
Exclusive: Trump Operative Roger Stone Survives Assassination Attempt

Doctors suspect longtime political adviser poisoned with radioactive substance used to murder spies

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone was recently targeted for assassination, he revealed on the Tuesday edition of the Alex Jones Show.

The renowned Republican operative says he’s usually very healthy, but became violently ill unexpectedly several weeks ago.

“I am generally a healthy person. I have been a runner and a weight lifter. I am very careful in my diet. I’m a user of the Infowars supplements. I have been treated with acupuncture by perhaps the greatest acupuncturist in the state of Florida if not the United States,” Stone told radio host Alex Jones.

Stone went on to describe that his symptoms presented themselves first as a “routine stomach virus,” but that he eventually grew “exceedingly ill.”

“So I ultimately went to the doctors at Mt. Sinai hospital in Miami Beach, my own personal physician. They conducted extensive blood tests. Those blood tests were passed on to CDC.”

“The general consensus is that I was poisoned,” Stone says.

“I was poisoned with, they now say, a substance that may have been polonium or had the characteristics of polonium. This made me exceedingly ill. The conjecture of all the doctors was that I did not receive a large enough dose to kill me, but I have never been this ill.”

Polonium-210 is a radioactive substance that releases extremely harmful alpha particles throughout the body producing cancer-causing free radicals. It has been used in numerous high profile assassinations, including that of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, and was suspected in the death of former PLO leader Yassar Arafat.

Stone went on to contemplate who may have been behind the possible assassination attempt, fingering Democrat opposition and the intel community.

“Who would want to do this to me? I am an enemy of the deep state. I think people know that I was an insider in American politics I was close to power in nine presidential elections. Everything Glenn Greenwald says [about the “deep state”] is true,” Stone claimed, referring to a recent The Intercept article which outlined how the intelligence community is attempting to stifle Trump.

“The Republican/Democrat Bush Clinton deep state has manufactured this Russia fraud. They have compounded it by pushing a clearly fabricated document.”

“Perhaps the fact that I’m effective on behalf of my beliefs has something to do with it,” Stone theorizes.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on January 20, 2017, 10:36:48 pm

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on January 25, 2017, 04:43:28 pm

The first of the two draft orders, titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations” and obtained by The New York Times, calls for terminating funding for any United Nations agency or other international body that meets any one of several criteria.

The first of the two draft orders, titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations” and obtained by The New York Times, calls for terminating funding for any United Nations agency or other international body that meets any one of several criteria.

Those criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion or any activity that circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea. The draft order also calls for terminating funding for any organization that “is controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism” or is blamed for the persecution of marginalized groups or any other systematic violation of human rights.

The order establishes a committee to recommend where those funding cuts should be made. It asks the committee to look specifically at United States funding for peacekeeping operations; the International Criminal Court; development aid to countries that “oppose important United States policies”; and the United Nations Population Fund, which oversees maternal and reproductive health programs.

Obama loved the United Nations and encouraged them to punish Israel. President Trump hates the United Nations, and is now planning a major defunding of it.


If President Trump signs the order and its provisions are carried out, the cuts could severely curtail the work of United Nations agencies, which rely on billions of dollars in annual United States contributions for missions that include caring for refugees.


What’s President Trump doing on Day 3? Only everything he promised to do….


The second executive order, “Moratorium on New Multilateral Treaties,” calls for a review of all current and pending treaties with more than one other nation. It asks for recommendations on which negotiations or treaties the United States should leave.

The order says this review applies only to multilateral treaties that are not “directly related to national security, extradition or international trade,” but it is unclear what falls outside these restrictions.


An explanatory statement that accompanies the draft order mentions two United Nations treaties for review: the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Taken together, the orders suggest that Mr. Trump intends to pursue his campaign promises of withdrawing the United States from international organizations. He has expressed heavy skepticism of multilateral agreements such as the Paris climate agreement and of the United Nations. source


Title: It’s Official: Trump Orders Border Wall Between U.S. and Mexican Narco-states
Post by: Mark on January 25, 2017, 04:58:41 pm
It’s Official: Trump Orders Border Wall Between U.S. and Mexican Narco-states

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to build the promised “border wall,” a controversial effort that will actually be segments of wall in needed areas along the U.S.-Mexico border. Many of the Mexican states bordering the U.S. are controlled by transnational criminal organizations (cartels) and the order specifically mentioned the problems the groups pose to U.S. security.
The January 25, 2017 executive order asserts, “Transnational criminal organizations operate sophisticated drug- and human-trafficking networks and smuggling operations on both sides of the southern border, contributing to a significant increase in violent crime and United States deaths from dangerous drugs.  Among those who illegally enter are those who seek to harm Americans through acts of terror or criminal conduct.  Continued illegal immigration presents a clear and present danger to the interests of the United States.”

The executive order continues, “(a)  secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border, monitored and supported by adequate personnel so as to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking, and acts of terrorism;”

Yes, many Mexican border states are failed narco-states.

Though many politicians, journalists, and pundits have criticized the concept of a physical border barrier while others claimed the border to be safe, the aforementioned groups and individuals are simply ignorant on the topic or engaging in intentional deception. Breitbart Texas and the Cartel Chronicles effort has reported ad nauseum on Mexican cartels that have operational control over entire Mexican border states — including the governors’ offices and newsrooms. Our reporting has shown that U.S. law enforcement encounters with known or suspected terrorists has occurred frequently in remote areas along the U.S.-Mexico border. We’ve shown that there are humanitarian consequences associated with an unsecured border — not just for U.S. citizens, but for foreigners as well.

Our reporting has shown that one of the Mexican cartels, Los Zetas, is currently stockpiling Russian rocket-propelled grenades and their launchers at the Texas border, that they recently forced down a U.S. helicopter by open firing on the aircraft and striking it. Los Zetas are headquartered in Nuevo Laredo, a city that sits immediately across the shallow and narrow Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas. There are no fences or walls in the region and the local police do not have a presence in many of the gang-infested narco-neighborhoods that sit in Texas along the open border.

This particular cartel also committed mass murders in communities near the Texas border in Mexico. They “disappeared” hundreds of civilians and burned them in a network of ovens that were operated in government facilities.

Along with Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel is also headquartered immediately south of the Texas border. The Mexican state of Tamaulipas is largely controlled by the two paramilitary groups. All of the news outlets in the region have a “link” who works for the cartel and tells journalists what they can and can’t write about. Journalists and editors who ignore the control of the local cartel faction are brutally murdered. Many concerned citizens in Mexico have taken to anonymous social media accounts to report on the cartels. When the now-citizen-journalists are discovered, they are brutally murdered.

The cartels in this region have also set up metropolitan camera and surveillance systems across the cities they control. Two of the past three governors for the state are currently fugitives from U.S. justice for the roles and relationships with the cartels. One of the former-governor-fugitives was being protected by the state government as recently as a few months ago.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on January 25, 2017, 09:31:44 pm
Trump orders weekly publication of crimes committed by illegals in sanctuary cities

In order to better inform Americans about the impact illegal aliens are having on crime rates in sanctuary cities, President Donald Trump today ordered the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by illegals.

In an executive order titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” Trump directed Secretary John Kelly to be transparent with citizens.

“To better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilize the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens,” the order reads.

The same executive order “directs that federal funds be withheld from cities and counties that don’t cooperate with immigration officials,” Patch reports.


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Post by: Mark on January 26, 2017, 04:34:43 am
Pena Nieto Tells Trump Mexico "Will Not Pay For Any Wall", Demands Respect

(http://www.freesmfhosting.com/gallery/endtimesandcurrentevents/1_20_08_12_7_47_52.gif) nuff said  :D respect  ::)


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Post by: Mark on January 26, 2017, 05:14:20 pm
Pena Nieto Tells Trump Mexico "Will Not Pay For Any Wall", Demands Respect

(http://www.freesmfhosting.com/gallery/endtimesandcurrentevents/1_20_08_12_7_47_52.gif) nuff said  :D respect  ::)


Spokesman says Trump seeks 20 percent tax on Mexican imports

President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans to help him enact “great and lasting change” during a party retreat Thursday but offered few details. Later his spokesman said the president will seek a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for a proposed border wall.


Peso smacked after Mexican president cancels meeting in latest international Twitter spat



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Post by: Mark on January 26, 2017, 08:03:54 pm
Trump declares victory as city revokes ‘sanctuary city’ policies

President Trump tweeted victoriously the report that Miami-Dade, Florida, was backing off on its “sanctuary city” policies that impede authorities from deporting illegal aliens.

Trump ran under the promise of dismantling “sanctuary city” policies and highlighted the example of Kate Steinle, a young woman who was shot and killed by an illegal alien in San Francisco.

The mayor of Miami-Dade Carlos Gimenez specifically cited Trump’s executive order in his announcement that they would be ending their “sanctuary city” status.

    Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don’t cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE — not based on principle, but because the federal government doesn’t fully reimburse the county for the expense.

The Republican Gimenez said eliminating the sanctuary status was a financial decision made to save taxpayer money. Miami-Dade was officially recognized as a “sanctuary city” by the federal government but they have resisted the label and never declared itself so. Gimenez says he voted for Hillary Clinton but attended the inauguration for Trump.

“Sanctuary cities” have become a flashpoint for controversy as some Democrats have vowed to protect the controversial policies, but Republicans are promising to use whatever power the government has to shut them down.


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Post by: Mark on January 30, 2017, 08:40:53 pm
Liberals Implode As President Trump Keeps His ‘Extreme Vetting’ Of Muslims Campaign Promise


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Post by: Mark on January 31, 2017, 01:53:23 am


He really should have purged all liberals on day one

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 06, 2017, 07:11:13 am
Wow! This last year was full of shock an awe! First Cleveland, then Chicago, then Trump, then Clemson, and now New England! At one point in the game Atlanta was a sure lock to win just as much as Hillary was!

How Tom Brady engineered the greatest Super Bowl comeback ever

HOUSTON – Down 28-3 he paced the sideline and told them “to just do your job.” Down 28-9 he reminded them to “trust the process.” Down 28-12 he said to ignore the score and the quickly dwindling clock and “worry about the next play.” Down 28-20 they felt he was sure they were going to win. By the time the coin flipped for overtime, score locked at 28, he didn’t have to say a damn thing.

“You just looked in his eyes,” receiver Matthew Slater said.

Tom Brady threw for 466 yards and two touchdowns and one two-point conversion Sunday. He threw it 62 times, exhausting and then conquering the Atlanta Falcons’ defense that had been routinely stopping him. He threw the entire Super Bowl upside down, threw New England 34, Atlanta 28 into the annals and threw for his record fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy.

The greatest of all time delivered the greatest comeback of all time, another one for the legend. No team had ever won a Super Bowl after trailing by more than 10 points. New England was down 25. It was over, and then it wasn’t. Brady delivered one of the most masterful passing performances the game has seen.

And yet for whatever he did on the field, his teammates said he equaled it on the sideline and in the halftime locker room and in the huddle and in the years and years it took to build to such an aura that everyone trusted his words.

Super Bowls are often blowouts because even good teams quit when everything goes against them. They point fingers. They press. They doubt. It happens.

Sunday it was all going against the Patriots, all going against Brady – including an 82-yard pick-six that put Atlanta up 21-0 and left Brady sprawled belly first on the field after a futile tackle attempt.

Only Brady wouldn’t let them quit, even when Atlanta pushed to 28-3, midway into the third quarter.

“Down 25 points,” Brady said, “I mean, it’s hard to imagine us winning.”

Except it wasn’t hard on that sideline. It wasn’t hard for his teammates to imagine it at all.

Chris Hogan was 11 years old back in February of 2002, watching at his annual family Super Bowl party, when he saw Brady win his first title via a game-winning drive against St. Louis. Tight end Matt Lengel was 11 also, at his grandparents’, the O’Ravitz’s, house in Kentucky. James White was 9. Malcolm Mitchell 8. Slater was a high schooler in California, rooting against Brady because his father was a Rams legend. He was crushed but became a believer.

These are the kids Brady inspired to play football. These are the kids who grew up watching him do the impossible. These are the kids who now surround the 39-year-old, and still can’t quite believe that they share a locker room with him.

“Blessed,” Slater said.

“Yeah,” Danny Amendola joked, “he’s good.”

And so when he speaks, when he believes, of course they believe.

“I believed it the entire time,” Hogan said. “He gave us the kick. He got everyone fired up.”

And so it began. One pass and then the next. One first down and then another. A touchdown throw to White. A defensive stop. A field goal by Stephen Gostkowski. A strip sack of Matt Ryan, setting them up with a short field. Another touchdown, this time to Amendola. A two-point conversion. Another defensive stop, thanks to a clutch sack of Ryan. A miracle catch by Julian Edelman. A touchdown run by White. Another two-pointer, Amendola again.

“It was just an avalanche on them,” Brady said.

Finally, the blur of overtime, the Patriots carving Atlanta up as the Falcons gasped and wheezed and finally collapsed, the weight of 93 Brady plays and 40-plus minutes of possession on their backs and minds. In overtime, he went 5-for-6 for 50 yards. In his final five drives, he went 26-of-34 for 284 yards and two touchdowns. There was even a 15-yard scramble to pick up a critical first down.

When it was done, James White’s unlikely monster game ends with a historic walk-off touchdown when White inched over the goal line in overtime for his third touchdown and the sideline slipped into delirium, Brady fell to the field and put his head down and cried, tears falling with the confetti. He’d taken a physical beating – five sacks and so many more hits. He’d been drained emotionally – belief in the face of doubt is sapping.

This was the toughest and longest game of the toughest and longest year of his career. It wasn’t the deflate-gate suspension that did it, although having his integrity questioned hurt. Team owner Robert Kraft accept the Lombardi Trophy from Roger Goodell, as Patriots fans booed the commissioner lustily, and declared it the sweetest championship of all because, “a lot has transpired over the last two years.”

Brady had other motivations than just showing up Goodell, although that was something, too. He has been dealing with an illness to his mother, Galynn, watching the 72-year-old fight gallantly out in California as he worked in Massachusetts. There were times he felt helpless. There were times he felt powerless.

He doubled down on his core principles: next play, next step, next day.

“We talked at his locker before the game,” said Kraft, a box of Padron Imperials under his arm. “This is the first game his mother has been at. She’s been going through a lot. And he said, ‘Let’s win this one is for her.’ And I was thinking when we were down, when it was 28-3, how he must have felt.”

In the postgame chaos Galynn was hustled out onto the field, surrounded by family, overcomed with joy.

“Unbelievable,” she told Yahoo Sports.

Soon her husband, Tom Sr., was crying, and Tom’s sisters were crying, and his wife and kids were offering up kisses to their dad, and the whole thing was overwrought with emotion.

“I wear my emotions on my jersey sleeve,” Brady said. “I’ve got my family here. A lot of emotion.”

The end result was one thing. The journey, the fact he kept coming and coming in the face of dwindling odds, the fact he did what he did, what he always preached, the way everyone looked to him and rallied with him, that’s what this is about.

“The greater the pressure,” Kraft said, “the better he performs.”

Now, as it’s been forever.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 06, 2017, 01:46:00 pm
Trump Haters Now Want to Assassinate Tom Brady
Twitter deluged with violent threats after Super Bowl comeback win

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com - February 6, 2017

After spearheading the Patriots’ amazing comeback victory in last night’s Super Bowl, Tom Brady became the target of Donald Trump haters on Twitter who flooded the social network to call for his assassination.

Leftists associate Trump with Tom Brady because Trump said he considered Brady to be a personal friend and has sided with the Patriots against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

As we highlighted earlier, many anti-Trump agitators blamed “white supremacy” for the Patriots’ victory, but others took it further.

Having made the game political before it even began, as soon as the turnaround began to happen after half time, leftists began tweeting violent threats leveled at Brady.

“If we assassinate Trump we get Pence but if we assassinate Brady we get the AFC back #MaketheAFCGreatAgain,” tweeted one.

“So who down ride with me to the Patriots Super Bowl parade and assassinate Brady in Boston?” asked another.

“Gonna assassinate brady who’s in,” added another Twitter user, whose profile shows an individual holding firearms.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on February 24, 2017, 01:27:32 am
Witches are casting a spell on Donald Trump

Witches around the world are planning to cast a spell on Donald Trump tomorrow night. A document detailing the witches’ plan to bind Trump to all who encourage or assist him in wrongdoing has been circulating among witch groups online, and even non-witches are encouraged to participate. There’s even a Facebook page where anti-Trump witches can share their tips and tactics.


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Post by: Mark on February 25, 2017, 12:14:51 am

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Post by: Mark on February 28, 2017, 07:32:08 pm
Democrats Debating Whether or Not to Shake Trump's Hand Tonight

This stunt may very well define the Party of Obama for whom they really are: petty, vindictive and downright inhospitable.


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Post by: Mark on March 03, 2017, 07:22:24 pm

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Post by: Mark on March 03, 2017, 08:14:19 pm
President Trump Demands Investigation After Nancy Pelosi Lies About 2010 Meeting With Russian Ambassador - Breitbart
by Penny Starr3 Mar 20170

After tweeting on Friday morning that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) should be investigated for meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2003, President Donald Trump tweeted that a second investigation into Pelosi’s past should be launched.

    I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it. https://t.co/qCDljfF3wN

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017

“I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it,” Trump tweeted on Friday.

“Not with this Russian ambassador, no,” Pelosi told Politico’s Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer during a Playbook interview, when asked if she’d ever met with the Russian envoy.

“But a file photo from Pelosi’s 2010 meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev shows Kislyak at the table across from Pelosi — then House Speaker — and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.),” Politico reported. “Medvedev had been in the country for a meeting with President Barack Obama a day earlier and stopped in on Capitol Hill to meet with congressional leaders as well.”

“Asked to square Pelosi’s comments with the photo of the meeting, a spokesman said that Pelosi had simply meant she never had a solo meeting with Kislyak,” Politico reported.

“Of course, that’s what she meant,” Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill said. “She has never had a private one-on-one with him.”

Politico reported:

    Pelosi’s explanation is similar to one offered by Sen. Claire McCaskill Thursday, after she swiped at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for privately meeting with Kislyak in 2016 and failing to disclose it when asked about communications with Russians during his confirmation proceedings in January. Sessions has emphasized that meetings with ambassadors are common for lawmakers and that he met with Kislyak in his capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

McCaskill tweeted that in her 10 years serving on the Armed Services Committee she had never “ever” met with Kislyak, but walked back her comment by using the same reasoning as Pelosi, saying she had never met with him one-on-one.


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Post by: Mark on March 03, 2017, 08:15:01 pm
President Trump Calls for Immediate Investigation Into Chuck Schumer's Ties to Russia, Vladimir Putin - Breitbart

    We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite! pic.twitter.com/Ik3yqjHzsA

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017

On Thursday, the Gateway Pundit published two photos of Putin and Schumer in New York City.

The caption under the Associated Press photo said: “Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, enjoys a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee with Senator Charles Schumer from New York as Putin visits the first New York gas station of the Russian company Lukoil [on] Friday.”

“The hysteria over Trump administration officials talking — or not talking — with Russia needs to end,” the Gateway Pundit’s post said. “It’s getting in the way of putting America back on track.”

A spokesperson for Schumer replied to a Breitbart News inquiry sent to his office by email on Friday:

    During their careers, Senator Schumer and then-Senator Sessions both met with Russian officials – that’s where the similarities end. Senator Schumer’s meeting was a press conference, in full view of the press and public in 2003. Senator Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador and then went on to mislead Congress about those meetings, while being put in charge of an investigation into ties between Russia and the President’s campaign. That’s why he should resign, and why he had to recuse himself from the investigation.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on March 04, 2017, 05:37:15 pm

Trump tweeted that the former president had been spying on him in October, a month before his election victory. 'Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!'

Trump tweeted that the former president had been spying on him in October, a month before his election victory.  ‘Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!’

McCarthyism, which the president used in his first tweet, is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.

 Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
6:35 AM - 4 Mar 2017
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Trump started tweeting shortly after 3.30am ET and posed the question: ‘Is it legal for a sitting President to be ‘wire tapping’ a race for president prior to an election?’

In another tweet Trump said it was a ‘new low’ for the former president and compared it to ‘Nixon/Watergate’. Trump also linked Obama to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s meetings last year with Russia’s US ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

‘The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs,’ he tweeted.


Trump’s team has sought to push back over its connections to Russian officials by pointing out instances of Democrats meeting with Kislyak. The president did not provide any additional evidence to back up his claims. Obama has not responded to the accusations.

But he seemed to be referring to a Thursday evening radio show hosted by Mark Levin that claimed Obama executed a ‘silent coup’ of Trump via ‘police state’ tactics, according to far-right Breitbart News.

Just a day before the election last year, former Heat Street editor Louise Mensch reported that ‘sources with links to the counter-intelligence community’ confirmed that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) had granted a FISA court warrant in October to monitor activities in Trump tower.

On Wednesday, a New York Times report said White House officials took efforts in the closing days of the Obama administration to analyze and spread information about Russian election interference, driven by a concern that the material might get buried by Trump.

Intelligence agencies rushed to analyze raw intelligence material about Russia connections, going over months-old material as the extent and possible motives of what the agencies say is Russian election hacking emerged.

Officials made efforts to ask specific questions at intelligence briefings as a way to get the information into the record and be archived for examination later.

In January, American law enforcement and intelligence agencies examined intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of Trump, according to the Times.

The FBI led the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. source


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Post by: Mark on March 05, 2017, 05:55:10 pm
DeepStateGate: Democrats’ ‘Russian Hacking’ Conspiracy Theory Backfires

Democrats’ efforts to raise suspicions about alleged — and, thus far, imaginary — links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government may have backfired spectacularly.

The spotlight is now on President Barack Obama and his administration’s alleged surveillance of the Trump campaign, as well as his aides’ reported efforts to spread damaging information about Trump throughout government agencies to facilitate later investigations and, possibly, leaks to the media.

On Sunday morning, the White House released a statement indicating that the president would ask the congressional committees investigating Russian hacking theories to add the question of “whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”

Media outlets continued to repeat that the story was based on “no evidence,” though the evidence was plain.

President Donald Trump originally tweeted about the alleged surveillance — which radio host Mark Levin called a “silent coup” by Obama staffers keen to undermine the new administration — on Saturday. Levin’s claims, reported at Breitbart News early Friday, were in turn based on information largely from mainstream outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Heat Street was one non-mainstream source, but the BBC also reported similar information in January. So, too, did the UK Guardian, which is a mainstream source (albeit with a decidedly left-wing slant, hardly favorable to Trump).

All day Saturday, former Obama staffers tried to put out the fires. A spokesperson for President Obama responded — and Obama aide Valerie Jarrett tweeted:

A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.

As Breitbart News’ Matthew Boyle noted, however, it was a “non-denial denial.” It is worth examining the statement in detail.

“A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice.”
Note that this sentence does not dispute any of the key factual allegations at issue: that the DOJ approached the FISA court for permission to spy on Trump aides; that surveillance, once granted, continued after no evidence was found of wrongdoing; that the Obama administration relaxed National Security Agency rules to facilitate the dissemination of evidence through the government; and that Obama staffers allegedly did so, the better to leak damaging (and partial) information to the media.

In addition, there is reason to doubt the claim that the White House never “interfered”: the New York Times reported in January that “intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.”

Moreover, the first part of the sentence raises doubts about Lewis’s entire statement. Lewis could simply have said: “No White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the DOJ.” That would have been a clear denial. Instead, he referred to a “cardinal rule” that supposedly existed.

All that does is create deniability for the rest of the White House in the event that evidence turns up that someone was, in fact, involved with a Department of Justice probe. (No doubt Obama will be outraged to find out if someone broke the “cardinal rule,” and will claim to have found out through the media, rather than directly.) The Obama communications operation is notoriously careful with the way denials are worded.

“As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen.”

This is a meaningless denial, since the FISA court deals with communications with foreigners, with U.S. citizens potentially swept up in the investigation. It would have been possible for the DOJ to approach the FISA court with a request to monitor foreign entities allegedly communicating with the Trump campaign, using those intercepts as a way to monitor the Trump campaign itself. According to news reports cited by Andrew McCarthy, that could have been precisely what happened.

And, again, this sentence does not deny that someone in the Obama administration may have ordered such surveillance.

“Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

What we have here is a blanket denial crafted to protect President Barack Obama himself, but allowing him to admit later — once the facts emerge — that his administration was, in fact, up to something. In addition, the Democrats have been adept at constructing elaborate chains of communication to create plausible deniability for higher-ups. That is how the “bird-dogging” scheme — through which left-wing activists instigated violence at Donald Trump’s rallies — was arranged for the Clinton campaign. (The organizer behind that scheme visited Obama’s White House 340 times, meeting Obama himself 45 times.)

As the New York Times — supposedly the paper of record — recently reported, there is “no evidence” that the “Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election.” But there is ample evidence that the outgoing Obama administration could have used intelligence agencies to carry out a political agenda against Trump. The media, as Mark Levin pointed out again on Sunday’s Fox and Friends, simply refuse to report their own earlier reports.

Even without Trump’s more sensational accusations of wiretapping, it is, so far, undisputed that there have been many leaks of classified information to damage Trump, and that the Obama administration took steps that could have made such leaks more likely. (Charles Krauthammer — who is skeptical of “deep state” theories — called this the “Revenge of the Losers” on Friday.) Those are serious allegations that the former administration is likely going to have to explain to Congress.

But if the Obama administration did order surveillance of the Trump campaign during the election; and if Obama or any other White House officials knew about it (or created a “plausible deniability” scheme to allow such surveillance while preventing themselves from knowing about it directly); then there is an even bigger problem.

It would then seem that the “Russia hacking” story was concocted not just to explain away an embarrassing election defeat, but to cover up the real scandal.


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Post by: Mark on March 05, 2017, 06:02:21 pm
EXCLUSIVE – NSA Whistleblower: Agency ‘Absolutely’ Tapping Trump’s Calls

FBI Director Asked DOJ To Publicly Reject Trump Wiretapping Claims

Newsmax CEO: 'I Spoke To Trump About The Wiretap Story, I Haven't Seen Him This Pissed Off In A Long Time'


OBAMA--- IS HE AS THE SERPENT WAS IN THE GARDEN?:This is as Serious as it Gets:Justice maliciously and criminally misused the FISA process to collect intelligence on Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump

Sessions Has Names Of CIA Intel Leakers - This Is Why Media And Obama Lackies Went After The Attorney General




Flashback: Lawmakers Renew Calls for Clapper Perjury Charges...


Former Bush AG: Trump right there was surveillance...

Growing Furor...



This just shows that we are one step closer to Civil War

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on March 05, 2017, 06:34:00 pm
Hillary Was Tipped Off On Trump Wiretap – Tweeted About it One Week Prior to Election

TGP reported earlier that the first FISA request came right after AG Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in June of 2016.

The second FISA request was submitted in October of 2016 just before the election. Hillary Clinton sent out a tweet on October 31st stating that ‘computer scientists have uncovered a covert server linking the Trump organization to a Russian-based server’.

It appears she was tipped off to the wiretapping prior to the election.

Here is Hillary Clinton’s tweet from October 31st… Computer scientists?… Connect the dots, folks. This was a well coordinated attack on a Presidential candidate. AG Lynch met with Bill Clinton just before the first FISA request.

After they were successful with the second FISA request in October, it appears Bill Clinton passed on the information to his wife to help her win the election. This scandal is about to blow wide open; it’s not going away any time soon. Stay tuned…



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 07, 2017, 11:02:18 am

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Post by: Mark on March 07, 2017, 05:51:39 pm

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Post by: Mark on March 08, 2017, 05:54:40 pm
Reports: The Obama administration wiretapped Trump, world leaders, journalists, everyone?

Team Obama monitored the phones of the Trump campaign, wiretapped 35 world leaders, bugged a private climate change strategy meeting between United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and tapped officials at the World Trade Organization, Italian diplomats, European Union economic officials, the report said. Wikileaks on March 5 tweeted excerpts from a report it released last month detailing Obama’s wiretapping history:


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Post by: Mark on March 08, 2017, 06:14:18 pm
BREAKING: Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook CONFIRMS He Knew About Wiretaps (VIDEO)

As Obamagate heats up, more and more people are admitting that they had knowledge of the wiretaps.

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, Robby Mook confirmed to Fox News that he had knowledge of wiretaps being used during the campaign.

Of course he knew; Hillary tweeted about the wiretaps one week before the election.

Fox News reporter:

“Today Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager told Fox he had knowledge of wiretaps being used during the campaign but he suggested they were targeted at Russian officials, not directly at Trump Tower.”

It’s funny to watch Democrats split hairs as they try to dance around the wiretapping scandal. It’s hard to believe that Mook really thought the wiretaps were meant for Russian officials when the entire reason for the wiretaps was to take down Trump – the man running against his boss, Hillary.

Or perhaps Mook is telling the truth since he believes Trump is a secret agent working on behalf of the Russian government which would make him technically a Russian official. See what I did there?

vid: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/hillary-clintons-campaign-manager-robby-mook-confirms-knew-wiretaps-video/

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Post by: Mark on March 13, 2017, 05:23:06 pm
Snoop Dogg Shoots President Trump in New Music Video

Snoop Dogg insisted he wasn't fishing for a reaction, but the video's violent, drug-filled clown world makes that hard to believe.


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Post by: Mark on March 14, 2017, 09:04:15 pm
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton pushing for VP Pence to take over the White House
Posted on

In a tweet Early this morning, WikiLeaks‘ founder Julian Assange sent two alarming tweets:

One, that Hillary Clinton is “quietly pushing” for VP Mike Pence to take over the Trump administration because, unlike President Trump, “Pence is predictable” and therefore “defeatable”.

Two, that two officials in the U.S. intelligence community (IC) who are close to Pence said “they are planning on a Pence takeover”.

Here are screenshot of the two tweets:


The tweets are alarming, to say the least.

A Pence takeover would mean one of four scenarios:

    President Trump voluntarily steps down.
    President Trump is impeached.
    President Trump is overthrown in a coup.
    President Trump is assassinated.

About 6 hours after Assange’s first tweet, in a tweet, CNN quotes VP Pence that Assange’s assertion about a “Pence takeover” of the White House is “absurd” and “frankly offensive”:

By this time, Assange probably realized that people may have interpreted his first tweet as implying a Trump assassination. So he sent out another tweet that Hillary Clinton and the two IC officials had meant impeachment:


Notwithstanding Assange’s reassurance, there have been so many death threats (see below) made against President Trump, the matter certainly is not out of the realm of possibility or probability. See:


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 16, 2017, 01:26:29 pm

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on March 22, 2017, 06:08:32 pm
I've been 'somewhat' vindicated says Trump as Republican intel committee chair says Obama administration WAS eavesdropping - and may even have picked up his personal calls

Devin Nunes stunned Washington by saying that President Donald Trump was right – sort of – when he said his calls were monitored by Obama
Intelligence collected on his transition team was 'incidental,' meaning neither Trump nor campaign insiders were targeted
Asked if the current president's personal information was among that scooped up he said 'it's possible' - before he went to the White House to brief Trump
But 'dozens of reports' from inside the U.S. Intelligence Community confirm that the Obama administration's surveillance swept up Trump's people in its net
Nunes said there were names 'unmasked' by the intel reports, which are supposed to black out names of Americans who are not investigative targets
He would not say how many members of the Trump transition team were swept up in the surveillance or whether any of them work at the White House
After meeting with Nunes, Trump told reporters he feels 'somewhat' vindicated - 'I very much appreciated the fact that they found what they found'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4339602/There-gov-t-surveillance-Trump-s-transition-team.html#ixzz4c6Cm1n6w

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on March 23, 2017, 06:32:26 pm
Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.

Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretappedhim in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.

The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.

The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.

The FBI hasn’t been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday. The NSA document production is expected to produce more intelligence than Nunes has so far seen or described – including what one source described as a potential “smoking gun” establishing the spying.

Some time will be needed to properly assess the materials, with the likely result being that congressional investigators and attorneys won’t have a solid handle on the contents of the documents – and their implications – until next week.

Because Nunes’s intelligence came from multiple sources during a span of several weeks, and he has not shared the actual materials with his committee colleagues, he will be the only member of the panel in a position to know whether the NSA has turned over some or all of the intelligence he is citing. However, Fox News was told Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., had been briefed on the basic contents of the intelligence described by Nunes.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is also sympathetic to the effort to determine, with documentary evidence, the extent of any alleged Obama administration spying on the Trump team, sources said.

At a dramatic Wednesday news conference, Nunes claimed to have seen evidence that members of the Trump transition team, possibly including the president-elect, were subjected to “incidental surveillance” collection that Nunes characterized as legal but troubling.

“What I've read bothers me,” he told reporters, “and I think it should bother the president himself, and his team because I think some of it seems to be inappropriate.”

Schiff blasted Nunes for not coming first to the Intelligence Committee with the information.

"If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been," Schiff said in a Wednesday statement.


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Post by: Mark on April 10, 2017, 09:55:04 pm
GOP Leaders Dropping Border Wall Funds, Says Report

House Democrats, along with a few House Republicans, are working around-the-clock to make sure funding for the estimated $12 billion border wall is not factored into the GOP budget, according to a report by The Hill.

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“With Democrats united against new wall funding, it’s unlikely the Republicans have the votes to get it through and prevent a government shutdown,” The Hill report stated.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, in a statement to The Hill, seemed to concede that border wall funding would not be included in the GOP budget, saying the funds would come at a later date.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) are the two Republican lawmakers teaming with Democrats to stop the funding of the border wall, despite both representing districts that share a border with Mexico.

“We recognize the need for robust border security and infrastructure to ensure public safety and increase cross border commerce,” Hurd and McSally wrote to the Trump administration in a letter, according to The Hill. “We also have an obligation to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

Establishment Republicans in the Senate, like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), are also teaming with Democrats to stop the border wall, with McCain worrying more about the sentiment that Mexicans have towards America.

“There is a lot of anti-American sentiment in Mexico,” McCain said during a Senate hearing with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly. “If the election were tomorrow in Mexico, you’d probably have a left-wing, anti-American president in Mexico. That can’t be good for America.”

The tone is a shift from his 2010 re-election rhetoric.

Kelly, at the time, agreed with McCain, responding “It would not be good for America, or for Mexico.”

Leading immigration groups like the Federation for American Immigration (FAIR) say Trump’s border wall is a “necessity” in the fight against illegal immigration, which has poured into the U.S. for decades, as Breitbart Texas reported.

“A physical barrier on the southern border is a necessity if our government wishes to meet its obligation to protect the sovereignty and security of the United States of America,” FAIR wrote in a report. “Besides helping stem the tide of illegal immigration, it also limits the ability of drug cartels, human traffickers, terrorists and other national security threats to access the United States from Mexico and the rest of Central and South America. Furthermore, a secure border sends the message that prospective immigrants are expected to follow the rule of law.”

House Republicans like Rep. Mike Rodgers (R-AL) have been vocal in their support for Trump’s border wall, proposing legislation with other GOP lawmakers to pay for the wall by taxing illegal immigrants, as Breitbart Texas reported.

Rogers said his legislation is “simple,” saying in a statement that “anyone who sends their money to countries that benefit from our porous borders and illegal immigration should be responsible for providing some of the funds needed to complete the wall.”


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on May 09, 2017, 06:15:26 pm
about time
Trump to Comey: You’re Fired


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2017, 12:59:03 pm
Breaking: Major screw up discovered that could have killed President Trump!
Please share and comment.

Mistakes made during maintenance on one of the Air Force One planes could have resulted in a mid-air fire, or even an explosion!

cnn.com reports: Three Boeing mechanics caused $4 million of damage and could have sparked a mid-flight fire while repairing one of the planes in the Air Force One fleet, a federal investigation has found.

The oxygen system aboard one of the two VC-25 aircraft available to President Donald Trump was contaminated while the plane was undergoing maintenance at a Boeing plant in San Antonio, Texas between April 1 and April 10, 2016, according to an incident report released by Air Force investigators this week.

The mechanics "caused the mishap by supplying and using non-oxygen clean tools, parts, components, a regulator, and an unauthorized cleaning procedure while performing oxygen system leak checks," according to the report.

Tools and components used to repair a plane's oxygen system must be cleaned in a particular way to remove any residue that could react when it comes into contact with oxygen, the report noted.

If left unchecked, a contaminated oxygen system could increase the risk of fire or even cause an explosion.



Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2017, 03:39:29 pm

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 25, 2017, 05:40:16 pm
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump Travel Ban

A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican's administration from temporarily suspending new visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th Circuit is the first appeals court to rule on the revised travel ban, which Trump's administration had hoped would avoid the legal problems that the first version encountered.

"Congress granted the president broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute. It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation," the chief judge of the circuit, Roger L. Gregory wrote.

Trump will likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A central question in the case is whether courts should consider Trump's past statements about wanting to bar Muslims from entering the country.

The federal judge in Maryland who blocked the travel ban cited comments made by Trump and his aides during the campaign and after the election as evidence that the policy was primarily motivated by the religion.

Trump's administration argued that the court should not look beyond the text of the executive order, which doesn't mention religion. The countries were not chosen because they are predominantly Muslim but because they present terrorism risks, the administration says.

The first travel ban in January triggered chaos and protests across the country as travelers were stopped from boarding international flights and detained at airports for hours. Trump tweaked the order after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the ban.

The new version made it clear the 90-day ban covering those six countries doesn't apply to those who already have valid visas. It got rid of language that would give priority to religious minorities and removed Iraq from the list of banned countries.

Critics said the changes don't erase the legal problems with the ban.

The Maryland case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center on behalf of organizations as well as people who live in the U.S. and fear the executive order will prevent them from being reunited with family members from the banned countries.

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Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Mark on May 29, 2017, 05:39:19 pm
Melania Trump Unveils Her Religion

First lady Melania Trump revealed that she is Catholic. The United Kingdom’s Daily Mail broke the news. On Wednesday, Mrs. Trump traveled with her husband to the Vatican in Rome...During her interactions with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Melania asked the pope to bless a rosary for her. The pope blessed her string of prayer beads....


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 14, 2017, 11:20:46 am
Unreal! Look Who Really Sponspored The "Trump Assassination" Play

You won't believe this folks, but taxpayers paid approximately $30 million to the theatre hosting Shakespeare in the Park.

From (Link: http://www.breitbart.com)

Data published by OpenTheBooks CEO and Forbes contributor Andrew Andrzejewski reveals that the New York Shakespeare Festival, which appears to be the name of the entity operating Shakespeare in the Park, has received some $4.1 million in federal, state, and city grants in just the past three years.

“Posted OpenTheBooks.com data reveals that state and city agencies gave the largest amounts of government grants to NYSF,” wrote Andrzejewski, whose OpenTheBooks.com mines a database of 3.5 billion captured government transactions at the federal, state, and local levels.

“Since 2010, New York City gave NYSF $23.5 million to build and renovate their public theater and funded an additional $5 million as ‘payments to cultural institutions.’” Andrzejewski wrote.

“Over the past three years, the New York state agency ‘Council on the Arts’ chipped in $310,000.”

The Public Theater’s latest Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar has caused national controversy over the bloody scene in which a stand-in for Trump — complete with blond hair and a business suit — is stabbed to death.

The resulting backlash against the play has led companies including Delta Air Lines and Bank of America to pull funding from the theater.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 26, 2017, 12:37:17 pm
Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban, in part

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to let President Trump's immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts that had put the controversial policy completely on hold.
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The court also agreed to hear the case involving travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees in the early fall, leaving open the chance that it could reverse Monday's verdict if challengers can prove the ban is illegal or unconstitutional.

The justices' action gives Trump a partial victory following a string of defeats from coast to coast, and he wasted no time applauding it.

"Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security," Trump said in a statement. "It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective."

© Provided by USA Today That was immediately contested by immigrant rights and civil liberties groups challenging the travel ban, who argued that most would-be travelers cannot be barred under the court's compromise ruling. "The hope is that this really only impacts a very small number of people,” said Becca Heller, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project.

Until Monday, the travel ban had been under siege in federal courts. Some struck it down as a form of religious discrimination against Muslims. Others said it showed bias based on nationality and exceeded the president's authority without a firm national security justification.

The high court's action, therefore, represents at least a minor setback for immigration rights and civil liberties groups that had bottled up two executive orders through legal action, exacerbating the president's battles with federal courts that began during the election campaign.

The revised travel ban, issued in March, blocks most new immigrants from six predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. As a result of the high court's action, the ban can be implemented for some travelers, along with a long-delayed review of vetting procedures used to screen foreigners trying to enter the United States.

Since he signed the first executive order Jan. 27, Trump has pitched the travel ban as a temporary anti-terrorism policy needed to give the government time to review and improve screening procedures, both worldwide and for the particular countries in question: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The court's action was written without an author, but with a partial dissent from Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, who would have allowed the ban to apply to all travelers.

"The government's interest in enforcing (the ban), and the executive's authority to do so, are undoubtedly at their peak when there is no tie between the foreign national and the United States," the court said.

On the other hand, it said the ban "may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

The action isn't expected to set off the kind of chaos seen around the world when Trump signed the first travel ban into effect on Jan. 27. That executive order, which went into effect immediately, barred all travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S. even if they had green cards, valid visas or refugee status. It led to at least 746 people temporarily detained at U.S. airports, some being deported back to their home countries, and untold numbers of others prevented from boarding their flights at airports overseas.

The revised travel ban, with the court's limitations, now can go into effect this week, based on a memorandum recently signed by the president. It allows travelers with green cards and visas to continue entering the U.S., but still forbids all refugees. That means some refugees may get stuck, but nowhere near the number of people ensnared by the first ban.

The travel ban originally was proposed as a way to free resources for the review of screening procedures, but the two were separated by the most recent federal appeals court ruling that allowed only the review to go forward. That created the possibility that the review could be completed before the Supreme Court heard arguments in the travel ban case, rendering the dispute moot.

Because visa and green card holders were included in the first ban, it immediately produced confusion and protests at U.S. airports. Within days, federal judges in New York and Boston intervened, and a third federal judge in Seattle issued a nationwide injunction in early February.

Trump unveiled a revised order in March that smoothed out some of the original ban's rougher edges. It called for a 90-day ban on travelers from six countries and 120 days for refugees, but it excluded visa and green card holders, deleted a section that gave preference to Christian minorities, and included a waiver process for those claiming undue hardship.

That order was blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii hours before it was to go into effect on March 16, as well as by another federal judge in Maryland. The Justice Department appealed both rulings, leading to similar slap-downs by federal appeals courts in Richmond May 25 and San Francisco June 12.

As it reached the Supreme Court, the travel ban had been struck down on both constitutional and statutory grounds. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 10-3 that it discriminated against Muslims by targeting only countries with overwhelmingly large Muslim majorities. But a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled unanimously that the ban violated federal immigration law by targeting people from certain countries without improving national security.

Through all the defeats, Trump was forced to play on what amounts to his opponents' home turf: The 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, is dominated by President Bill Clinton's nominees. The 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, is dominated by President Barack Obama's nominees. All 13 judges on those two courts who voted to strike down the revised travel ban were appointed by Democratic presidents.

By contrast, the Supreme Court includes five justices named by Republican presidents and four by Democrats. Chief Justice John Roberts is a strong proponent of executive authority, particularly in foreign affairs. Alito has spent his entire career working for the government. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in a 2015 immigration case that a "legitimate and bona fide" reason for denying entry to the United States can pass muster. Gorsuch is a stickler for the written text of statutes — and banning Muslims isn't mentioned in Trump's executive order. Thomas is the most conservative of all.

Despite those advantages, Trump at times has been his own worst enemy. His presidential campaign speeches, official statements and tweets gave opponents of the ban fodder for their challenges -- from Trump's vow in 2015 to seek "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" to his lament this month that his lawyers should have pushed for a "much tougher version" rather than the "politically correct" order he signed in March.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 30, 2017, 08:46:02 am
BREAKING! Hawaii To Block Travel Ban!

Details to follow...


Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 02, 2017, 04:53:25 pm
Uh oh. Hawaii is trying to obstruct Supreme Court ruling on Travel Ban

Wow. The Supreme Court was very clear about what immediate family was. However, Hawaii says they do not understand the ruling on President Trump's travel ban. Hawaii's AG is asking the federal court for clarification as travel ban goes into effect.



Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 05, 2017, 03:17:45 pm

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 08, 2017, 01:53:20 pm

Hawaii Loses Bid for Clarification on Trump Travel Ban

By Kartikay Mehrotra
July 6, 2017, 8:26 PM CDT July 6, 2017, 11:27 PM CDT

Restrictions will probably stay in place until October
State claims government violated Supreme Court instructions

A U.S. judge in Hawaii denied the state’s request for clarification on the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban and said the matter should be taken up with the Supreme Court.

The decision Thursday by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu means the restrictions on entry for visa applicants from six mostly Muslim nations and refugees worldwide that were imposed June 30 will probably remain in place until the Supreme Court revisits the dispute in October.

Hawaii claimed the government violated instructions from the nation’s highest court in defining who’s covered by the ban and who’s excluded when the nine justices partially revived Trump’s executive order last week.

The Justice Department argued that it followed the Supreme Court’s June 26 order and relied on the Immigration and Nationality Act to determine that people covered by the ban won’t be allowed into the U.S. unless members of their nuclear families are already living there.

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin had argued that the State Department’s interpretation of close family ties was too narrow in excluding grandparents and grandchildren, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Watson said only the Supreme Court can clarify what it meant when it said the government must continue to allow entry for people with “bona fide” relationships to the U.S.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 10, 2017, 08:12:49 pm

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 25, 2017, 03:03:40 pm

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 06, 2017, 12:11:09 pm
Top McMaster Ally Bill Kristol Plotting to Primary, Oust Trump: Must ‘Take One Shot’ at Removing POTUS

Bill Kristol, a prominent “Never Trumper” and one of national security adviser H.R. McMaster’s fiercest defenders and allies, is reportedly scheming to primary or oust President Donald Trump so Republicans do not renominate him in 2020.

According to a New York Times report, Kristol “said he had begun informal conversations about creating a ‘Committee Not to Renominate the President.'”

“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Kristol told the liberal Times reporters.

On Twitter, Kristol, the limelight-seeking saboteur, seemed proud that he was again quoted in a legacy media paper, tweeting out the article and saying the “task in 2020” is to oust Trump. He even suggested Never Trumpers should rebrand themselves as “liberals.”

Seeing what little relevance he had was slipping away during the 2016 election cycle, Kristol spent most of the cycle trying to undermine Trump and get Hillary Clinton elected. He attempted to draft National Review’s David French to be his “Never Trump” candidate. Like a failed Triple-A manager desperately trying to find even a high school team to allow him to coach, Kristol then worked with Rick “Put a Bullet in Trump” Wilson to draft an even more uninspiring and milquetoast candidate in Evan McMullin.

McMullin, aided by supposedly the smartest tacticians and pundits in the world who think they are oh-so-brilliant every day on Twitter, ran an embarrassing campaign that did not even resonate with voters in Utah. As of May of 2017, McMullin’s failed campaign that was used as a vehicle for operatives to get paychecks and “Never Trump” pundits to get quoted in legacy media outlets and make television appearances, was nearly a whopping $700,000 in debt to the career political professionals whom Trump’s success as a candidate threatened to put of business.

The Times article also mentions Never Trumpers like Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Ohio Governor John “don’t call me Hickenlooper or Huntsman” Kasich along with some in Trump’s administration–like Vice President Mike Pence and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley–potentially keeping their options open for 2020 in case Trump, for some reason, is unable to run.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who effusively praised McMaster and reportedly was one of the Senators who pushed the White House to replace former national security adviser Mike Flynn with McMaster, is also mentioned in the piece. Pence’s ambitious chief of staff Nick Ayers, according to the article, “has signaled to multiple major Republican donors” that “Pence wants to be ready” in case Trump is unable to run for reelection.


Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2017, 02:35:41 pm

UPDATE : Lib Professor Who Wanted “TRUMP TO HANG” Will No Longer Teach
Culture By Amy Moreno August 7, 2017

Remember this dummy?

He’s the liberal professor from California State University in Fresno who tweeted out that he wanted President Trump to “hang.”

The Cali professor soon faced immense backlash and had to take a paid leave of absence and go into hiding.

Why he wasn’t fired is unclear, probably because the college secretly loves what he said.

However, the professor will not be returning to the classroom.

Until his contract expires, he will be responsible for setting up “online courses.”

From Daily Caller

The professor who tweeted “[President] Trump must hang” and “justice = the execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant” will not be returning to teach in the fall, according to a Saturday report.

California State University, Fresno President Joseph Castro announced that history professor Lars Maischak would not be returning to teach at the school in the fall semester, according to The Los Angeles Times. But while the professor will not be returning to campus, his contract does not expire until May 2018, and he is tasked with converting 2 courses into online formats.

“Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for a monument honoring the Trump assassin, yet?” Maischak asked in another since-deleted statement, first reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation in April.

“Dr. Lars Maischak, Fresno State History lecturer, will not be teaching this fall,” said Castro in a Friday statement. “In accordance with California State University, Fresno’s contractual obligation, Dr. Maischak has been assigned to convert two courses to an online format which meets his unit requirement per the faculty collective bargaining unit agreement.”

The school president mentioned that the two courses will meet the Quality of Online Learning and Teaching Standards set forth by California State University. Maischak’s “contractual assignment” finishes December 20, 2017 and his contract expires in May 2018.

The professor originally took a voluntary, paid leave of absence after mass publication of his remarks.

UPDATE: California State University, Fresno responded to TheDCNF’s request for comment post-publication with clarification on details concerning Maischak’s contract and assignment to convert courses to online formats.

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 08, 2017, 01:41:40 pm

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2017, 02:24:58 pm
Trump's not going anywhere (at least until 2020, or until the rapture happens) - by the end of this year, or sometime next year, all of this hoopla and circus will be all but forgotten.

Breaking: The Man Who Predicted President Trump's Election Has Just Made Another Prediction!!

According to the man who correctly predicted President Trump's election and 9 prior elections has now predicted that President Trump can avoid impeachment.

RT Reported: Donald Trump may avoid being impeached if he stops behaving like Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and truly renounces all his assets, a renowned political analyst who predicted Trump’s election, exclusively told RT.

Allan Lichtman is a famous American political analyst and professor who has correctly predicted the winner of the popular vote in every presidential election since 1984. In April, Lichtman published his new book entitled ‘The Case for Impeachment’ in which he laid out the reasons why the Congress could remove US President Donald Trump from the Oval Office.

Lichtman told RT he believes the House may impeach Trump, even on the basis of information available at the moment, and should launch an impeachment inquiry immediately.

“It is urgent that the US House of Representatives, which has sole responsibility for impeachment, launch an impeachment investigation. Now we do have a special counsel investigation, but a special counsel is not an impeachment investigator. During Watergate, you had a special prosecutor investigation, you had a special Senate committee investigation and you had an impeachment investigation, or inquiry by the US House judiciary committee. That’s what lacking right now. And there are certainly a plenty of things to investigate.”

Impeachment is not a legal process, Lichtman explained, adding that the impeachment proceeds from the misconduct of public men, or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public trust.

Lichtman said that based just on what is publicly known, “there’s certainly a very strong case for alleged obstruction of justice – I would say at least as strong as the case for obstruction of justice against Bill Clinton for which almost every Republican in the House voted an article of impeachment and of course Trump’s alleged obstruction is on a much more serious matter.”

“I was very surprised by the blatant obstruction of justice. I did not expect an American president to ask for personal loyalty from an FBI head or to ask an FBI head to quash an investigation, and then to fire the head of the FBI and then just admit it openly, that he was firing [him] because he was worried about the Russian investigation,” the analyst said.

In his book, Lichtman dedicated a special section to the steps – eight of them – that in his opinion Trump should take to avoid impeachment.

“If he follows the advice in that chapter – things like respecting the separation of powers and the checks and balances, and cutting the Mussolini-[like] dictatorial acts, truly divesting himself from all his holdings, then it might be possible, but I don’t see the president moving in that direction,” he said.

The only thing that Trump seems to have followed from the suggested list to date is firing chief strategist Steve Bannon, Lichtman added.

Asked about the timing for the possible launch of impeachment procedure, Lichtman said the “truth is that the wheels of American government are moving slowly,” referring to the Watergate scandal that started in 1972, but the House judiciary committee voted articles of impeachment that led to President Nixon’s resignation only two years later.

“As we approach the election of 2018, when every member of the US House is up for re-election, if they feel that Donald Trump is a drag on their political prospects – and that of course is what’s most important to them – you might get enough defection of Republicans, you need about two dozen, about 10% of Republicans in the House to join with Democrats for majority vote on an impeachment inquiry,” he said.

“And of course – it’s still a long shot, but not impossible that Democrats retake the House, then I think we might see a very quick proceeding to an impeachment inquiry when the new House convenes at the beginning of 2019.”

Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 14, 2017, 08:46:30 pm


The Spirit of Constant Conspiracy And Paranoia
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Title: Re: President Trump News
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 10, 2017, 08:56:43 pm
Trump demands border wall funds for Dreamer proposal
By Olivia Beavers - 10/08/17 07:55 PM EDT

The White House on Sunday said it would seek more funds from Congress to finance building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as the resources to hire thousands more immigration officers.

The Trump administration's new "immigration principles and policies" call for a crackdown on border security, more resources to catch individuals residing in the country illegally and a merit-based system that limits chain migration to spouses and children.

The new demands would have to be met for President Trump to agree to legislation that would protect from deportation young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children. These recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, often called "Dreamers," have been the focal point of recent talks between Trump and Democratic leaders of Congress.

"These findings outline reforms that must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients," Trump said in a statement following the announcement of the proposal on Sunday. "Without these reforms, illegal immigration and chain migration, which severely and unfairly burden American workers and taxpayers, will continue without end."

Trump announced the winding down of the DACA program last month but has expressed interest in a legislative fix.

The tough demands on enforcement may make it harder for the two sides to reach a deal, however, as Democrats were quick to criticize the White House announcement on Sunday.

The White House said in order to properly protect the nation's borders, Congress must approve of the construction of a border wall to deter human and drug trafficking.

"Success of border walls are undeniable from the perspective of their operators," U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello said Sunday.

The plan also takes a hard-line stance against unaccompanied minors who enter the country, advocating for the removal of the legal limitations, or what it calls “loopholes,” currently in place that prevent “unaccompanied alien children” from being deported from the U.S.

"These loopholes in current law create a dramatic pull factor for additional illegal immigration and in recent years, there has been a significant increase in the apprehensions of [unaccompanied alien children] at our southern border. Therefore, the Administration proposes amending current law to ensure the expeditious return of UACs and family units," a press release stated.

Trump is also calling on Congress to reduce funding for so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal authorities in enforcing immigration law. The proposal calls on Congress to cut funding from certain grants and agreements to punish the "states and localities that refuse to cooperate with Federal authorities." 

Additionally, the administration is advocating for a "refugee ceiling" that caps how many are let into the country to an unspecified "appropriate level."

"The refugee ceiling needs to be realigned with American priorities," the press release continued, pointing to the nation's historically high average of resettling refugees compared to "the rest of the world combined."

The plan suggests measures that allow for a swift deportation process once Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other authorities detect and catch those residing in the country illegally.

Administration officials also emphasized the need to change the immigration system from family-based to merit-based, a proposal made by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) in August.