Sanders afgelopen vrijdag nog:quote:Op maandag 19 november 2018 16:05 schreef crystal_meth het volgende:Trump over Adam Schiff...twitter:realDonaldTrump twitterde op zondag 18-11-2018 om 19:01:09 So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate! reageer retweet
quote:"Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter's hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future," Sanders said. "There must be decorum at the White House."
quote:A group of Senate Democrats is suing to block Matt Whitaker from serving as acting attorney general on grounds that his placement in the post was unconstitutional.
The suit, which is being filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is the latest and most aggressive salvo against the Whitaker appointment. Last week, the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel defended Whitaker’s promotion in a memo that drew immediate criticism for its expansive understanding of the president’s power. That view is in hot dispute, including from the state of Maryland, which petitioned a federal judge to stop him from serving on constitutional grounds.
The latest suit, which was brought by the groups Protect Democracy and the Constitutional Accountability Center for the Senators, argues that Whitaker’s appointment violates the Constitution’s Appointments Clause because the U.S. Senate did not confirm him to his prior post. Whitaker was chief of staff to now-former Attorney General Jeff Sessions before President Trump elevated him to his current gig. Trump did so through the Vacancies Reform Act, which allows the staffing of vacant positions for up to 210 days. But many constitutional scholars have argued that the Vacancies Reform Act doesn’t let the president appoint people to cabinet-level positions who haven’t been senate confirmed. The Senate confirmed Whitaker in 2004 as a U.S. Attorney in Iowa, but his opponents—most prominently George Conway, the husband of White House senior staffer Kellyanne Conway, and former Solicitor General Neal Katyal—say that confirmation has effectively lapsed.SPOILER“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
Hij heeft succes er mee. Én weer een paar Dems bezig gehouden. Het mooie van Robert Mueller is dat hij zwijgend en vastberaden zijn eigen weg gaat. Bij Mueller heeft Trump geen succes. Hij heeft NIETS waar hij Mueller mee uit balans kan halen. De tactiek van Mueller zouden ze ook bij de media en Dems moeten overnemen. Stil, grimmig en vastberaden, en daar hebben ze nu gelukkig de tools voor.quote:Op maandag 19 november 2018 16:13 schreef Vis1980 het volgende:
Wat een enorme jankerd. Hij heeft echt het gedrag van een kleuter. En maar klagen als mensen wat over de president zeggen.
Daarnaast lijkt hij steeds banger te worden.
Edit: Adam Schiff: "Wow, Mr. President, that’s a good one.
Was that like your answers to Mr. Mueller’s questions, or did you write this one yourself?"
Trump betaalt nooit een politieke prijs voor het doen van domme dingen. Ook geen winnende strategie dus.quote:
Het is niet aan de media om ten strijde te trekken tegen Trump.quote:Op maandag 19 november 2018 16:45 schreef klappernootopreis het volgende:
Hij heeft succes er mee. Én weer een paar Dems bezig gehouden. Het mooie van Robert Mueller is dat hij zwijgend en vastberaden zijn eigen weg gaat. Bij Mueller heeft Trump geen succes. Hij heeft NIETS waar hij Mueller mee uit balans kan halen. De tactiek van Mueller zouden ze ook bij de media en Dems moeten overnemen. Stil, grimmig en vastberaden, en daar hebben ze nu gelukkig de tools voor.
quote:Landmark court rulings, laws and constitutional amendments have allowed women the right to vote, to make decisions about their reproductive health and to some degree, to receive equal pay for equal work. But women are not guaranteed equal rights under the United States Constitution. That's why, for decades, women's rights advocates across the country have supported an Equal Rights Amendment.
Nearly 50 years ago, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment, barring sex discrimination. But thirty-eight states had to ratify it before it took effect. Earlier this year, Illinois became number 37 and a bipartisan group of lawmakers is campaigning to make Virginia the final, historic vote.
For the past 10 days, those lawmakers have traveled the state on a bus tour, trying to grow enthusiasm for the amendment. And they will need a lot of it. Last session, a group of primarily Democratic lawmakers tried to ratify the amendment, but it didn't even make it to the floor for a vote. Today, there seems to be Republican support and more energy around the ratification than before.SPOILER“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
https://thehill.com/polic(...)ven-simply-wrong-andquote:Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal slammed President Trump on Monday for his criticism of retired Adm. William McRaven, the leader of the 2011 mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
“The president is simply wrong. He’s uninformed and he is pushing an idea that I think is not helpful,” McChrystal, who led U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010, said on CNN.
McChrystal said he believes Trump’s comments that the U.S. should have hunted down bin Laden sooner are “symptomatic of a crisis in leadership we have in the nation today.”
"I don’t think personal attacks on anyone is warranted," he added.
"I think there’s a certain honesty to what’s happening now," he said. "The president didn’t go to Arlington Cemetery for Veterans Day, and maybe that’s honest because if you really don’t care it would be dishonest to pretend that you do."
https://thehill.com/polic(...)attacked-is-hardly-aquote:GOP: Retired admiral who Trump attacked is ‘hardly a non-political figure’
The Republican National Committee used Twitter on Monday to defend President Trump's ongoing criticism of retired Navy Adm. William McRaven, tweeting that the former Navy SEAL is "hardly a non-political figure."
The tweet accusing McRaven of partisan leanings earned pushback, including from a progressive veteran's group.
"Worth noting after recent comments: Retired Adm. William McRaven was reportedly on Hillary Clinton’s short list for Vice President in 2016," the GOP account tweeted. "He’s been critical of President @realDonaldTrump— even dating back to the 2016 campaign. He’s hardly a non-political figure."McRaven was on a long list of possible vice presidential nominees that Clinton’s campaign chairman sent in an email. The email was hacked by Russia and released by WikiLeaks, CBS News reported at the time.twitter:GOP twitterde op maandag 19-11-2018 om 18:19:32 Worth noting after recent comments: Retired Adm. William McRaven was reportedly on Hillary Clinton’s short list for Vice President in 2016. He’s been critical of President @realDonaldTrump— even dating back to the 2016 campaign. He’s hardly a non-political figure. reageer retweet
McRaven was also on a list of staff suggestions for Trump's national security adviser, according to The Washington Post.
Trump for days has been attacking McRaven, calling him a "Hillary Clinton fan" and "Obama-backer" during a Sunday interview. McRaven in a statement to CNN over the weekend said that he "did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else."
"I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for," he added.
McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, called Trump's anti-media rhetoric "the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime."
"Worth noting that @GOP is now backing smears against a man who did nothing but dedicate 37 years of his life to defending America, organizing and overseeing the mission to take out one of our most dangerous foes in the process," progressive veteran's group Vote Vets tweeted in response to the GOP post.
Conservative radio show host and former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh tweeted, "So f***ing stupid of the GOP. But they do what Trump says."twitter:votevets twitterde op maandag 19-11-2018 om 19:28:05 Worth noting that @GOP is now backing smears against a man who did nothing but dedicate 37 years of his life to defending America, organizing and overseeing the mission to take out one of our most dangerous foes in the process.Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. https://t.co/V7laAO12iS reageer retweettwitter:twitter:Trump has been suggesting that the U.S. took too long to hunt down bin Laden, saying it should have been easier to locate the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan.twitter:nedprice twitterde op maandag 19-11-2018 om 19:37:39 Worth noting this isn't just the unhinged blather of @realDonaldTrump; it's the Republican National Committee now racing to defend one of the more indefensible statements to have come out of the President's mouth. Note to @GOP: It's OK to take a pass. https://t.co/pgGz75D8c0 reageer retweet
The former Navy SEAL who reportedly killed bin Laden also defended the mission on Monday, saying, "We all wanted to get him as soon as we could."
Een ander proberen te 'verzwakken' door diegene "Hillary Clinton-fan" te noemen...quote:Op maandag 19 november 2018 21:47 schreef crystal_meth het volgende:
De media moet eens ophouden met telkens weer in elke provocatie van Trump te trappen en er headlines van te maken. Tweets van Trump hebben geen inhoud en zijn enkel sensatie, dat is geen nieuws.quote:
quote:The Pentagon is set to begin a drawdown of its 5,800 troops from the Southwest border as early as this week, the Army commander overseeing the mission told POLITICO today — even as the approaching caravan of refugees prompted U.S. customs officers to close a port of entry near Tijuana, Mexico.
All the active-duty troops that President Donald Trump ordered sent to the border before the midterm elections should be home by Christmas, said Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, who is running the mission from San Antonio, Texas.
Buchanan also confirmed previous reports that the military rejected a request from the Department of Homeland Security for an armed force to back up Border Patrol agents in the event of a violent confrontation.
"That is a law enforcement task, and the secretary of defense does not have the authority to approve that inside the homeland," Buchanan said.
He said the troop deployment should start falling rapidly as engineer and logistics troops — some the largest parts of the deployment — wind down their mission of building base camps and fortifying ports of entry for the Border Patrol.
"Our end date right now is 15 December, and I've got no indications from anybody that we'll go beyond that," said Buchanan, who leads the ground component of U.S. Northern Command.
Goh wat onverwachttwitter:
quote:Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, according to people familiar with a White House examination of her correspondence.
White House ethics officials learned of Trump’s repeated use of personal email when reviewing emails gathered last fall by five Cabinet agencies to respond to a public records lawsuit. That review revealed that throughout much of 2017, she often discussed or relayed official White House business using a private email account with a domain that she shares with her husband, Jared Kushner.
The discovery alarmed some advisers to President Trump, who feared that his daughter’s practices bore similarities to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton, an issue he made a focus of his 2016 campaign. Trump attacked his Democratic challenger as untrustworthy and dubbed her “Crooked Hillary” for using a personal email account as secretary of state.
Some aides were startled by the volume of Ivanka Trump’s personal emails — and taken aback by her response when questioned about the practice. Trump said she was not familiar with some details of the rules, according to people with knowledge of her reaction.
The White House referred requests for comment to Ivanka Trump’s attorney and ethics counsel, Abbe Lowell.SPOILER“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
Er was toch al eerder gezegd dat als hij zou antwoorden het schriftelijk moest gebeuren omdat zijn adviseurs doodsbang zijn dat hij in een mondeling gesprek zichzelf elke zin tegenspreekt?quote:Op dinsdag 20 november 2018 00:28 schreef Kijkertje het volgende:Goh wat onverwachttwitter:
Yups. Alleen wilde Trump zelf best mondeling vragen van Mueller beantwoorden (beweerde hij tenminste maar niemand geloofde dat) en is het voor het eerst dat hij nu toegeeft dat het niet gaat gebeuren.quote:
But her e-mails!quote:
Filmpje:quote:Former top members of the intelligence community rebuked President Donald Trump on Monday for deriding the retired Navy SEAL who oversaw the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden as a "Hillary Clinton backer" and suggesting that he should have caught the al Qaeda leader sooner.
Responses to Trump's comments about retired Adm. Bill McRaven, who has criticized the president's attacks on the press, poured in Monday from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who said Trump should apologize.
"This president owes Admiral McRaven and all of the SEALS involved in that operation an apology for what he's saying. He's undermining his position as commander-in-chief. Not only with those that conducted the operation, but with the entire military," Panetta, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Barack Obama at the time of the 2011 raid that killed bin Laden, said on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" Monday.SPOILEROm spoilers te kunnen lezen moet je zijn ingelogd. Je moet je daarvoor eerst gratis Registreren. Ook kun je spoilers niet lezen als je een ban hebt.McRaven responded on Sunday, telling CNN that he did not support Clinton or anyone else in the 2016 election. He emphasized that partisanship did not play a role in his career.
On Monday morning, however, Trump doubled down on his remarks, tweeting that, "Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did."
quote:President Trump has a new feud, this time with a Navy Seal commander who oversaw the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson tells Ari Melber that Trump "does everything" for "his political domestic base" and that attacking Admiral McRaven and sending troops to the border were "a political stunt". Wilkerson adds that Trump is the "absolute enemy" of the media's ability to represent Government's actions to citizens.
twitter:NateSilver538 twitterde op dinsdag 20-11-2018 om 02:13:20 Democrats are about even-money right now to wind up with *40* or more House seats. Unless there's something we don't know about, it looks like they'll win UT-4, bringing their floor to 39. CA-21 is a Tossup. Then they have outside chances in GA-7 and NY-27 reageer retweet
twitter:dsamuelsohn twitterde op maandag 19-11-2018 om 22:03:28 NEW Mueller brief filed in Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, addressing Whitaker appointment and what it does to a subpoena fight to get testimony from a Roger Stone associate. In short, special counsel lawyers say the change in who's in charge "has no effect on this case." https://t.co/UnO6si450H reageer retweet
SPOILEROm spoilers te kunnen lezen moet je zijn ingelogd. Je moet je daarvoor eerst gratis Registreren. Ook kun je spoilers niet lezen als je een ban hebt.
Dit was al langer bekend.quote:Op dinsdag 20 november 2018 08:10 schreef thesiren.nl het volgende:
Lock her up. Ivanka doet een Hillary.
Washington (CNN)Ivanka Trump last year used a personal email account to discuss or relay official White House business, according to emails released by a nonpartisan watchdog group.
The Washington Post reported Monday the White House conducted an investigation into Trump's email usage and that she used her personal email address for much of 2017.