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  • Barr says he would 'not carry out' president's order to fire Mueller if lacking good cause

    01/15/2019 10:44:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/19 | Olivia Beavers
    William Barr, President Trump's pick to serve as his next attorney general, said he would not fire special counsel Robert Mueller if President Trump ordered him to do so without good cause. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Conn.), who asked Barr about how he would respond, tied his question to Watergate scandal when the prosecutor investing Watergate resigned instead of following then-President Richard Nixon's order for him to fire the special counsel investigating the matter. "Most famously when directed by president Nixon to fire the special counsel, the prosecutor investigating watergate, Richard Nixon resigned, as we all know. If those directions were...
  • Trump’s AG nominee: Mueller should be allowed to finish work

    01/14/2019 1:01:15 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | January 14, 2019 | ERIC TUCKER
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, and said he believes Congress and the public should learn the results, according to remarks prepared for his confirmation hearing. William Barr also insisted in testimony he’ll deliver Tuesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Trump never sought any promises, assurances or commitments before selecting him to be the country’s chief law enforcement officer. ... “I believe it is in the best interest of everyone — the President, Congress, and, most importantly, the American...
  • Trump's pick for AG is 'best friends' with Mueller who was a guest at daughters' weddings

    01/09/2019 2:36:23 PM PST · by detective · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2019 | David Martosko
    Shortened title. Full title: Trump's pick for new attorney general is 'best friends' with Robert Mueller who was a guest at his daughters' weddings - and their wives share a Bible study The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that Attorney General nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia investigation. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said after meeting with Barr, who led the Justice Department under President George H.W. Bush, that Barr has a 'high opinion' of Mueller. Barr was spending most of Wednesday on Capitol...
  • Attorney General hopeful Bill Barr WON'T fire Mueller and doesn't think he's on a 'witch hunt'

    01/09/2019 1:26:33 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 130 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 1/9/2019 | Associated Press and David Martosko
    Attorney General hopeful Bill Barr WON'T fire Mueller and doesn't think he's on a 'witch hunt' says Lindsey Graham as he reveals they've been 'best friends' for 20 years and their wives share a Bible study and Mueller attended his daughters' weddings Sen. Lindsey Graham, a key Trump confidant, told reporters Barr has no plan to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and doesn't think he's running a 'witch hunt' Barr and Mueller are 'best friends,' he said, noting that the two men have known each other for 20 years Their wives attend the same Bible study together, and Mueller has...
  • Vanity - I Was Hoping For More From Trump's Speech

    01/08/2019 7:55:48 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 174 replies
    Vanity | January 8, 2018 | Pinkbell
    I hoped for a long time for him to do this address, but I thought, while okay, it could have been better in terms of detail. I was hoping for something longer and infused with stats. I'm afraid what we heard was general comments usually made. I would have had border patrol there if I could have & local sheriffs - have a couple step forward & give their experience at the border & the impact a wall has had in the places where it is and would have. I guess the format I'd have used is: ~Number of illegal...
  • Mueller and Bill Barr ‘Best Friends For 20 years’, Wives Share Bible Study

    01/09/2019 2:06:05 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 9, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Mueller and Bill Barr ‘Best Friends For 20 years’ – Wives Share a Bible Study – Mueller Attended the Weddings of Barr’s Daughters It just keeps getting better. Incoming Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) met with Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Bill Barr on Wednesday. Graham took questions from reporters who were desperate to make sure Bill Barr wouldn’t impede on King Mueller’s inquisition if he were to be confirmed.
  • Didn't Trump Say That He Was Meeting With the Opposition Today to Hammer a Deal in 45 Minutes?

    01/09/2019 10:36:46 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 41 replies
    01.09.19 | chickensoup
    Didn't Trump Say That He Was Meeting With the Opposition Today to Hammer a Deal in 45 Minutes? Does anyone know what time that meeting starts??
  • Trump Unlikely to Declare Emergency at Southern Border

    01/08/2019 2:02:55 PM PST · by Mariner · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 8th, 2019 | By Michael C. Bender and Rebecca Ballhaus
    WASHINGTON—President Trump isn’t expected to declare a national emergency at the southern border when he addresses the nation Tuesday night about his request for funding for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico boundary, according to a person who has reviewed drafts of the speech. The president’s speech didn’t include any declaration of a national emergency, according to the person. Instead, the speech seeks to explain the president’s rationale for why he viewed the situation at the border as a crisis. Mr. Trump has said he wouldn’t sign any bill ending the partial government shutdown, which is now in its third...
  • Trump unloads on James Mattis, says he 'essentially' fired defense secretary

    01/02/2019 11:56:25 AM PST · by detective · 76 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/2/2019 | Steven Nelson
    President Trump denounced former Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday, saying at a cabinet meeting he "essentially" fired the former Marine Corps general from the top Pentagon post. "What's he done for me? How had he done in Afghanistan? Not too good," Trump said, according to a Bloomberg News journalist, who reported a quote relayed by a colleague in the room. "As you know, President Obama fired him, and essentially so did I," Trump said at the meeting, attended by Mattis' replacement, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
  • John Kelly Confirms He Was Lying All Along: The White House Is in Chaos

    12/30/2018 11:36:00 PM PST · by brent1a · 93 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2018 1:10PM ET | Peter Wade
    It will come as no surprise that the White House is in chaos, but what is shocking is that this fact is being confirmed by President Donald Trump’s outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly. In an exit interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kelly admits that the White House is not quite the “well-oiled machine” that Trump loves to brag about. Two specific instances he cited as chaotic were the implementation of the travel ban and the “zero-tolerance” family separation policy at the Mexican border.
  • Outgoing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defends his rocky tenure

    12/30/2018 5:36:31 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 30, 2018 | MOLLY O'TOOLE
    [snip] ...he presided over some of the Trump administration’s most controversial immigration and security policies. In the phone interview Friday, Kelly defended his rocky tenure, arguing that it is best measured by what the president did not do when Kelly was at his side. It was only after Kelly’s departure was confirmed Dec. 8, for example, that Trump abruptly announced the pullout of all U.S. troops from Syria and half the 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, two moves that Kelly had opposed. Kelly’s supporters say he stepped in to block or divert the president on dozens of matters large and small....
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (12/25/18 to 12/31/18)

    12/25/2018 1:42:38 AM PST · by DollyCali · 1,668 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | December 25, 2018 | dollyCali
    THE WEEK THAT WAS THE GOOD, THE BAD THE UGLY GOOD ~ POTUS STANDS UP for AmericaVERY GOOD ~ Disabled Vet Creates FUND THE WALL – GoFundMe pageBAD ~ Congress BETRAYS AmericaVERY GOOD ~ Leaving Syria FRUSTRATING ~ Kelly's abuse Eye Roll ~ King of the Universe Schumer UGLY ~ Fed Reserve sabbotaging EconomySad~ Left Choses again Illegals over Americans Below ~ Humor and the Week's Memes of noteMore at post number one Welcome all you Deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary,...
  • James Mattis’s Letter of Resignation

    12/20/2018 4:38:48 PM PST · by central_va · 168 replies
    The Atlanitc ^ | 12/20/18 | Mattis
    One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense,...
  • Defense Secretary James Mattis to retire at the end of February, Trump says

    12/20/2018 2:42:05 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    President Trump said Thursday evening that Defense Secretary James Mattis will be retiring in February, in a shock announcement adding to the list of the president's outgoing Cabinet members after his second year in office. Mattis will step down "with distinction" after serving in his role for two years, the president said on Twitter. "During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting equipment," Trump tweeted. "General Mattis was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military obligations. A new Secretary of Defense...
  • Trump tweets Mattis is Retiring in February

    12/20/2018 2:32:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 20th, 2018 | Donald Trump
    General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years. During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting....

    12/19/2018 3:04:38 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 414 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 18 Dec 2018 | Ann Coulter
    If you were elected president after decades of politicians doing nothing about the millions of illegals pouring into our country every year, committing crimes, dealing drugs, driving drunk, molesting children and killing Americans like Kate Steinle, and your central campaign promise -- repeated every day -- was to build a wall, wouldn't you have spent the entirety of your transition period working on getting it done? Wouldn't you have been building prototypes, developing relationships with key congressional allies and talking to military leaders about using the Seabees or the Army Corps of Engineers to build the wall? Wouldn't you skip...
  • The 'wall' is now 'steel slats' and Trump has screwed his supporters

    12/19/2018 10:11:37 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 232 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2018 10:40 AM | Eddie Scarry
    Someone in the news media finally asked the White House an uncomfortable question — no, not Jim Acosta, whose only question is, “Are we fake news, Mr. President,” said with a daring stare — and it came from “Fox & Friends” of all places. On President Trump’s favorite program Wednesday, co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade, and Steve Doocy confronted White House adviser Kellyanne Conway with the depressing truth that Trump, employing his legendary cut-throat negotiating skills, had just embarrassed himself in trying to get what amounted to pennies in border wall funding. “[P]eople who voted for him and want the...
  • Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall.

    12/19/2018 4:58:07 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 56 replies
    President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. The White House set the tone when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump doesn’t want to shut down the government, though just last week he said he’d be “proud” to do so. The president would consider other options and the administration was looking at ways to find the money elsewhere, Sanders said. It was a turnaround after days of impasse....

    12/18/2018 7:55:18 AM PST · by navysealdad · 259 replies
    No wall funding
  • Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

    12/18/2018 8:16:12 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 252 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/18/2018 | Laura Jarrett
    The Trump administration is officially banning bump-fire stocks, senior Justice Department officials told CNN Tuesday. Under a new federal rule, those who possess the devices, commonly known as bump stocks, will get 90 days to turn them in from the date that the final rule is published in the federal register, which is likely Friday, the officials said. Bump stocks gained national attention last year after a gunman in Las Vegas rigged his weapons with the devices to fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people. President Donald Trump vowed to outlaw the devices soon after the tragedy, and some lawmakers on...