Aan de prijs.quote:ProPublic and WNYC confirm that Trump's Inaugural Committee paid the Trump's D.C. hotel a rate of $175,000 per day for event space — if the committee is found to have paid an above-market rate, that could violate tax laws prohibiting self-dealing. https://t.co/wqG9MBbbhr
quote:@:tedlieu just established thru Whitaker testimony that 1) no member of the Trump family (including Trump) is constitutionally protected from criminal prosecution ✅ and 2) there is no emergency at the southern border ✅. Very impressive use of his time. Well done.
Filmpje in de tweet.quote:Fire from Jamie Raskin when Whitaker tries to challenge him: "I control this time, Mr. Whitaker ... This is my time. Mr. Whitaker, you don't run this committee! You don't run the Congress of the United States, and you don't run the Judiciary Committee." Via ABC https://t.co/tdf3nAYqX4
quote:LIEU: There’s no sentence in the US Constitution that says the sitting President cannot be indicted, correct?
WHITAKER: Congressman, because that is the opinion of the office.
LIEU: I don’t actually care what DOJ policy is, I’m asking you about the Constitution. Via CSPAN https://t.co/X4aXkqE97i
Wat een grappig toeval inderdaad. Echt heel bijzonder dat juist die DA, drieduizend km van DC en die geen bal met de zaak te maken lijkt te hebben, de enige is met wie hij sprak. Superbijzonder.quote:Whitaker says the only person in the briefings on Special Counsel investigation was:
US Atty for Eastern D. of CA Greg Scott, covering Fresno.
Guess who Fresno's Congressman is?
@:DevinNunes. What a coincidence.
quote:WATCH: Acting AG Whitaker answers yes to Rep. Lieu’s questions about potentially indicting various people based on the Constitution, but refers to DOJ policy when asked about potentially indicting a sitting president.
Lieu submitted the Constitution for congressional record. https://t.co/5B9PFOdpba
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.Experiencing minor difficulties. Have positive up-angle and attempting to blow. Will keep you informed.
Spijtig als dit persisteert. Ik gaf haar wel een goede kans... in ieder geval tegen Trump, want ik denk dat ze van de Democraten best wel goed in staat zou zijn "middle America" te winnen, wat echt een landslide had opgeleverd.twitter:KFILE twitterde op vrijdag 08-02-2019 om 22:29:27 Eight former staffers for Amy Klobuchar told BuzzFeed she ran an office “controlled by fear, anger, and shame” & that she “demeaned and berated her staff almost daily, subjecting them to bouts of explosive rage and regular humiliation within the office.” https://t.co/frLT2uxxYn reageer retweet
quote:Op vrijdag 8 februari 2019 22:39 schreef crystal_meth het volgende:
Nieuwe beschuldiging tegen Fairfax:twitter:Wat een puinhoop.SPOILER
Een kans voor Dems in te laten zien dat ze dit soort aanklachten altijd serieus nemen, ongeacht wie er beschuldigd wordt.
Die geruchten gaan al wel heel lang rond. Apart want ik vind het totaal niet bij haar passen.quote:Op vrijdag 8 februari 2019 22:41 schreef ExtraWaskracht het volgende:Spijtig als dit persisteert. Ik gaf haar wel een goede kans... in ieder geval tegen Trump, want ik denk dat ze van de Democraten best wel goed in staat zou zijn "middle America" te winnen, wat echt een landslide had opgeleverd.twitter:KFILE twitterde op vrijdag 08-02-2019 om 22:29:27 Eight former staffers for Amy Klobuchar told BuzzFeed she ran an office “controlled by fear, anger, and shame” & that she “demeaned and berated her staff almost daily, subjecting them to bouts of explosive rage and regular humiliation within the office.” https://t.co/frLT2uxxYn reageer retweet
quote:Bezos himself, laying out his allegations in an extraordinary 2,000-word blogpost, noted that Pecker and AMI have been “investigated for various actions they’ve taken on behalf of the Saudi Government”. He added that “for reasons still to be better understood, the Saudi angle seems to hit a particularly sensitive nerve”.
It was not immediately clear why Bezos made the Saudi connection, but political commentators were quick to recall that Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of the Saudi government, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, focusing often critical attention on Trump’s cosy relationship with the kingdom.
PEN America, which promotes freedom of expression, condemned AMI’s actions and Trump’s possible links. Suzanne Nossel, its chief executive, said: “Coming against the backdrop of credible reports of past coordination between President Donald Trump and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, these revelations assume a truly sinister cast.
“If indeed AMI’s threats and acts of intimidation toward the press were coordinated with the president or done at his request, it would represent a perilous escalation of the president’s war on the first amendment and the role of a free press. Congress should act immediately to investigate these serious allegations.”
The intrigue, which has shaken the worlds of New York media and Washington politics, began on 9 January when Bezos announced on Twitter that he was getting divorced from his wife of 25 years, novelist MacKenzie Bezos.
quote:Bezos, meanwhile, hired a team of private investigators to find out how the tabloid acquired the texts and photos. Bezos writes in his blogpost on Medium that he learned Pecker was “apoplectic” about the investigation. AMI later approached Bezos’s representatives with an offer. “They said they had more of my text messages and photos that they would publish if we didn’t stop our investigation,” he wrote.
Bezos also wrote that this week, the tabloid’s editor, Dylan Howard, emailed a lawyer for Bezos’s longtime security consultant to describe photos including a “below-the-belt selfie” of Bezos and him in tight boxer shorts and wearing only a towel, as well as several revealing photos of Sanchez.
According to the emails released by Bezos, AMI offered a formal deal: the tabloid would agree to not publish the photos if Bezos and his investigators would release a public statement “affirming that they have no knowledge or basis” to suggest the Enquirer’s coverage was “politically motivated or influenced by political forces”.
But in a move that has earned widespread public praise, Bezos said he decided to publish the emails sent to his team “rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail”, despite the “personal cost and embarrassment they threaten”.
quote:From the pool report as Trump leaves Walter Reed for his annual physical: "Hogan Gidley came into the hold room briefly. He didn't have a explanation for how President Trump was tweeting during his physical."
Dafuq? Wat is dit nou weer?quote:Robert Mueller wants to know more about a secret $1 million loan made to Paul Manafort's family in the days after the FBI raided his home, according to Bloomberg. It's unclear right now who actually funded the loan.
Tja, als je verwacht dat de overheid je assets in beslag gaat nemen, is een lening afsluiten (bvb om advocaten te betalen) op die assets misschien geen slechte zaak.quote:
quote:North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one!