Daar wordt onderzoek naar gedaan. Er is echter op dit moment nog niet genoeg bekend om deze zaak nu al te vergelijken met Benghazi. Dit is een zevenmijlslaarzen conclusie.quote:
Gevalletje doofpot maar weer dus.quote:
quote:In attack on Frederica Wilson over Trump’s call to widow, John Kelly gets facts wrong
When White House Chief of Staff John Kelly condemned a Miami congresswoman on Thursday for sneering at President Donald Trump’s condolence call to a soldier’s widow, the retired general recalled when the two attended a somber ceremony in Miramar to dedicate a new FBI building named after two slain FBI agents.
Kelly criticized Democratic U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson for claiming “she got the money” for the new building during the 2015 ceremony while he and others in the audience were focused on the heroism of agents Benjamin Grogan and Jerry Dove, killed during a 1986 shootout with bank robbers south of Miami.
Thursday night, Wilson said Kelly got the story flat-out wrong. In fact, she said Washington approved the money before she was even in Congress. The legislation she sponsored named the building after Grogan and Dove, a law enacted just days before the ceremony.
“He shouldn't be able to just say that, that is terrible,” Wilson said of Kelly’s remarks in the White House briefing room, the latest volley in the controversy over Trump’s condolence call to a military widow from Miami Gardens, an area Wilson represents. “This has become totally personal.”
In 2015, Wilson won praise from Miami Republicans for sponsoring the bill to name the long anticipated federal building after two agents who became legends in local law enforcement.
At the dedication ceremony, James Comey, then director of the FBI, lauded Wilson’s legislation, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama three days before the April 2015 ceremony.
“Rep. Wilson truly did the impossible, and we are eternally grateful,” Comey said in his remarks.
On Thursday evening, an administration spokesman issued a statement that said: “The White House stands by Gen. Kelly’s account of the event.”
Dit wist ik nog niet.quote:Pijnlijk was ook dat de president niet aanwezig was op de luchtmachtbasis in Dover, waar de lijkkisten, bedekt met de Amerikaanse vlag, aankwamen. Obama en Bush deden dit regelmatig. Waar Trump dan wel was? Hij was in zijn golfclub in Virginia.
Waar de fuck hebben ze het in godesnaam over?quote:
Dat lijkt me een bitch om te handhaven.quote:
Hulde. Zo kun je de nazi's er makkelijk uit filteren.quote:
En dan te bedenken dat dit idee van mensen komt die altijd hun mond vol hebben over dat ze zo min mogelijk met de overheid te maken willen hebben.quote:
quote:The Trump administration is pushing the limits of an obscure federal law that restricts nominees from serving in federal positions before they’re approved by the Senate.
A POLITICO review has identified four officials at three different agencies doing substantially similar work to the position for which they have been nominated – despite not yet getting a green-light from the Senate.
The hires reflect increasing impatience in federal agencies that key jobs remain unfilled nine months into the new administration.
President Donald Trump has complained repeatedly that Democrats are moving too slowly to confirm his nominees, though he’s also said he intends to leave many jobs empty. Democrats counter that the onus is on Trump, who has not yet announced nominees for a slew of key positions across the government.
Either way, lawyers and other experts said the moves – including by the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the White House Office of Management and Budget – to have unconfirmed nominees show up for work appears to skirt the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, which prohibits most people who have been nominated to fill a vacant government position from performing that office’s duties in an acting capacity.
It’s unclear whether the officials in question are in direct violation of the law, but some experts said the administration appears to be defying its intent.
“This seems like it goes further than most examples I have seen,” said Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. “It seems like in some cases they’re taking people and potentially giving them roles that go beyond what they’re supposed to have.”
Ornstein said the examples identified by POLITICO violate the Vacancies Act “probably more in spirit than in letter.”
A White House official said the administration is following federal guidelines that let it name nominees to separate "advisory or consultative" roles as they await confirmation for a position. The administration is "confident that all of the president's acting designations were made in accordance with the Vacancies Reform Act," the official said.
POLITICO identified several other nominees who worked in federal agencies before they were approved by the Senate, including at the Energy Department and Health and Human Services Department. But reporters were unable to determine whether they were focused on issues within the purview of the position for which they are awaiting confirmation.
Passed by Congress in 1998, the Vacancies Act was written in response to an effort by then-President Bill Clinton to install an official at the Justice Department in an acting capacity even after he was rejected by the Senate.
In recent weeks, Senate Democrats have raised red flags about two nominees who are advising Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on the policy issues they will oversee if they are confirmed.
Susan Bodine was nominated in May to head EPA’s enforcement office. She has not yet been confirmed, but she is currently working at EPA as an adviser to Pruitt on enforcement matters.
“Your appointment creates the appearance, and perhaps the effect, of circumventing the Senate’s constitutional advice and consent responsibility for the position to which you have been nominated,” Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) wrote in a September letter to Bodine.
Michael Dourson, who was nominated in July to head EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, is also currently working at EPA, though he has not yet been confirmed. He is an adviser to Pruitt on chemicals, according to the agency. Dourson has come under fire from Democrats and environmental activists for his close ties to the chemical industry.[....]
quote:It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice:
"...there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself - and the Russians, zero."
Trump was not always so linguistically challenged. In interviews he gave in the 1980s and 1990s, he spoke articulately, used sophisticated vocabulary, inserted dependent clauses into his sentences without losing his train of thought, and strung together sentences into a polished paragraph, which would have scanned just fine in print. This was so even when reporters asked tough questions about, for instance, his divorce, his brush with bankruptcy, and why he doesn’t build housing for working-class Americans.
Now, he repeats himself over and over, and lurches from one subject to an unrelated one.
"People want the border wall. My base definitely wants the border wall, my base really wants it... you’ve been to many of the rallies. OK, the thing they want more than anything is the wall. My base, which is a big base; I think my base is 45 percent. You know, it’s funny. The Democrats, they have a big advantage in the Electoral College. Big, big, big advantage... The Electoral College is very difficult for a Republican to win, and I will tell you, the people want to see it. They want to see the wall."
Some sentences would, if written, make a second-grade teacher despair. "We’ll do some questions, unless you have enough questions," Trump told a February press conference. And: "When I did this now I said, I probably, maybe will confuse people, maybe I’ll expand that, you know, lengthen the time because it should be over with, in my opinion, should have been over with a long time ago."
The decline is also obvious in two interviews with David Letterman, in 1988 and 2013. In the first, Trump threw around words such as "aesthetically" and "precarious," and used long, complex sentences. In the second, he used simpler speech patterns, few polysyllabic words, and noticeably more fillers such as "uh" and "I mean."
John Montgomery, a psychologist in New York City and adjunct professor at New York University, said "it’s hard to say definitively without rigorous testing" of Trump’s speaking patterns, "but I think it’s pretty safe to say that Trump has had significant cognitive decline over the years."
Hij is in tegenstelling tot Trump gegroeid in zijn rol. En dit is vereist in zo'n functie. Trump daartegen wil de constitutie naar zijn hand omzetten. En dit werkt niet.quote:Op vrijdag 20 oktober 2017 11:47 schreef brokjespoes het volgende:
En aangezien het nog steeds actueel is...
Hoewel George W. Bush regelmatig met zijn zinnen in de knoop zat ("Is our children learning?"), bleven zijn geestelijke vermogens op hetzelfde peil. Van Trump kun je dat helaas niet zeggen (ingekort voor Fok!-gebruik):
Hier zijn ze anders ook goed bezig met FvD en PVV..quote:
En de oscar gaat naar...twitter:
Voor een übermensch schreeuwt hij wel hard.quote:Op vrijdag 20 oktober 2017 13:06 schreef Puddington het volgende:
Voor de mensen die het niet mee hadden gekregen, nazi Spencer had ook even gesproken op een universiteit. Een supporter "had pepperspray in zijn ogen gespoten gekregen" door tegendemonstranten:En de oscar gaat naar...twitter: