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-Het gaat hier over de Amerikaanse politiek. Niet over Amerika in zijn algemeen. Probeer on topic te blijven.
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[ Bericht 2% gewijzigd door capricia op 14-06-2019 10:05:49 ]Mag ik je vandaag weer eens irriteren?
Wat was nou precies de hypocrisie waar je op doelde in je reactie richting mij?quote:
Milo en Alex Jones noemen als mogelijke opvolgers van Sanders, dan ben je overduidelijk aan het trollen.quote:
Of een Fox News "reporter" met ambities. Sean Hannity misschien?quote:Op vrijdag 14 juni 2019 11:35 schreef speknek het volgende:
Op zich zouden Milo en Jones goede kandidaten zijn om de besmeuring van het Witte Huis compleet te maken.
Wel lastig dat ze geen Twitter accounts meer hebben.
En ze zijn te arm om zich bij Trump in te kopen. Ik gok dat het de waterbeheerder van Flint, MI wordt.
Ik durf te wedden dat de gewoon mag blijven zitten van de grote maffiabaas.quote:Op vrijdag 14 juni 2019 12:43 schreef klappernootopreis het volgende:
Yo, de mazzel dude. Probeer de Senaat. Daar heeft de partij meer aan.twitter:
Geheel in stijl liegt Trump hier ook weer. Sanders zit er 2 1/2 jaar.twitter:
Dat dus. Rot lekker in de cel.twitter:davidfrum twitterde op vrijdag 14-06-2019 om 13:23:41 When Assange was warned that publishing the names of Afghans who had cooperated with US forces might put *THEIR* lives at risk, he replied: "Well, they're informants. So, if they get killed, they've got it coming to them. They deserve it." https://t.co/R81l3NxU8F https://t.co/PAIXGItmDW reageer retweet
*kuch*twitter:kylegriffin1 twitterde op vrijdag 14-06-2019 om 14:00:01 Interesting exchange here. 1:35 in. STEPHANOPOULOS: If you answered these questions to me now, why not answer them to Robert Mueller under oath? TRUMP: Because— [pause] they were looking to get us for lies. https://t.co/krjOSeTg2P reageer retweet
Het heet Melania.twitter:
twitter:rgoodlaw twitterde op vrijdag 14-06-2019 om 14:56:34 Trump: don’t report foreign government’s offering dirt until you actually take it and decide whether it’s bad.As the Chair of Federal Election Commission reminded yesterday: “It is ILLEGAL...to solicit, accept, or RECEIVE anything of value” from foreign national for a campaign. https://t.co/HbP7XiRMjA reageer retweet
twitter:kylegriffin1 twitterde op vrijdag 14-06-2019 om 17:42:47 Interesting response: Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for the Trump 2020 campaign, said that the Trump campaign would handle offers of information on opponents from foreign entities on a "case by case basis."https://t.co/z7L7P0Z2yy reageer retweet
quote:President Trump disputed White House counsel Don McGahn’s testimony that the president had instructed him to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller telling ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that McGahn “may have been confused.” Trump who has refused to testify under oath said in a contentious back-and-forth that “the story on that very simply, number one, I was never going to fire Mueller. I never suggested firing Mueller.” When Stephanopoulos brought up McGahn’s extensive testimony under oath to the contrary, Trump countered “I don’t care what [McGahn] says, it doesn’t matter.”
Why does Trump think the White House counsel would lie under oath? “Because he wanted to make himself look like a good lawyer,” Trump said. “Or he believed it because I would constantly tell anybody that would listen—including you, including the media—that Robert Mueller was conflicted. Robert Mueller had a total conflict of interest.” “And has to go?” Stephanopoulos asked. “I didn’t say that,” Trump responded.
Trump explained that he didn’t testify before the special counsel because, basically, he lies a lot. “[T]hey were looking to get us for lies or slight misstatements,” Trump said. “I looked at what happened to people, and it was very unfair. Very, very unfair. Very unfair.” Trump said while he didn’t testify he did provide written answers to Mueller’s questions he surely has never actually read. Stephanopoulos pointed out that the written answers didn’t address potential obstruction of justice.
“Wait a minute,” Trump said. “Wait a minute. I did answer questions. I answered them in writing.” “Not on obstruction,” Stephanopoulos interrupted. “George, you’re being a little wise guy, OK—which is, you know, typical for you,” Trump said. “Just so you understand. Very simple. It’s very simple. There was no crime. There was no collusion. The big thing’s collusion. Now, there’s no collusion. That means they set—it was a setup, in my opinion, and I think it’s going to come out.”
Warren probes U.S.-backed loan to Kushner family firmtwitter:kylegriffin1 twitterde op vrijdag 14-06-2019 om 16:00:00 Elizabeth Warren wants details from Freddie Mac on its backing of an $800 mil loan to the real estate firm owned by Jared Kushner's family."The fact pattern ... raise[s] significant questions about the circumstances" under which the loan was approved.https://t.co/lCUR1BCDru reageer retweet
quote:Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on government-owned mortgage financier Freddie Mac to provide details on its reported backing of an $800 million loan to the real estate firm owned by White House adviser Jared Kushner’s family.
The loan “raises serious questions about conflicts of interest and whether Kushner Companies may have received special treatment from Freddie, which is currently in government conservatorship,” Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) wrote Thursday to Freddie CEO Donald Layton in a letter obtained by POLITICO.
Kushner Cos. obtained the loan from mortgage lender Berkadia to purchase more than 6,000 apartment units in Maryland and Virginia, according to a report in May by Bloomberg, which cited an unidentified person familiar with the matter. Freddie Mac guaranteed the loan, Bloomberg said.
Freddie Mac purchases loans from mortgage lenders — which gives the lenders the liquidity to make more loans — and repackages them into securities for sale to investors.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
Trump still owes D.C. $7 million in inauguration costs as he plans July Fourth galatwitter:
quote:President Trump’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial on the Fourth of July is expected to drive up security costs for an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the nation’s capital.
But the president has still not fully paid the bill for the last time he addressed a massive crowd on the Mall: His 2017 inauguration.
The Trump administration and Congress owe D.C. more than $7 million in expenses from Trump’s inauguration, according to federal and city financial records. The total cost of the four-day celebration, which culminated with a parade and gathering of roughly 600,000 people on the Mall, was $27.3 million.
As a result, the District has been forced to dip into a special fund that covers annual security costs for protecting the city from terrorist threats and hosting other events such as demonstrations, state funerals and the visits of foreign dignitaries. That fund, which for years was adequately replenished by federal dollars, is now on track to enter the red by this fall, records show.
The situation is riling local officials who say the federal government is not shouldering its fair share of security costs in the Trump era, which has seen an influx of demonstrators to the nation’s capital. The Fourth of July is shaping up as yet another logistical trial, with a reconfigured fireworks display, increased security for the president and at least one group of activists already planning a protest.
“We have and will continue to work closely with our federal partners regardless of administration because ensuring the safety of our residents and visitors is paramount,” John Falcicchio, chief of staff to D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), said in a statement. “Our commitment to this function is iron clad, and all that we ask of our federal partners is continued cooperation and the resources to carry out these activities.”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
quote:One of the tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman was struck by a flying object, the ship’s Japanese operator said on Friday, expressing doubt that a mine had been attached to its hull.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that American intelligence agencies had concluded that Tehran was behind the disabling of two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a vital conduit for much of the world’s oil. Iranian officials denied any involvement in the events, which have escalated tensions in the region.
In an interview broadcast on Friday by “Fox & Friends,” President Trump directly accused Tehran, saying, “Iran did do it.”
“You saw the boat,” he said. “It has Iran written all over it.” Mr. Trump added: “They didn’t want the evidence left behind. They don’t know that we have things that we can detect in the dark that work very well. We have that. It was them that did it.”
American officials released video on Thursday that they said showed an Iranian boat crew, hours after the attack, removing a limpet mine attached to the hull of the damaged Kokuka Courageous, a tanker operated by the Japanese company Kokuka Sangyo.
But Yutaka Katada, the company’s president, citing accounts from the ship’s crew, said Friday: “I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship.”
Mr. Pompeo did not say that mines had caused the two holes in the tanker’s hull that were visible in photographs released by the American military. Senior American officials have said that mines were used in attacks last month on four ships in the same area, which the United States has also accused Iran of carrying out.
Video released by U.S. Central Command shows a patrol boat pulling up to the Kokuka Courageous, one of two ships attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. Personnel removed what American analysts believe was a limpet mine from the ship. A military spokesman said the patrol boat was an Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel.
“Our crew said that the ship was attacked by a flying object,” Mr. Katada said of the incident on Thursday.
He said that the holes in Kokuka Courageous were well above its waterline. “There is zero possibility that they were torpedoes,” he added.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.On Friday, the chief cabinet secretary of the Japanese government, Yoshihide Suga, declined to state a position on what had happened to the tankers.
“It is true that we are exchanging information in close communication with the U.S., but we are still in the process of gathering information, so I’ll refrain from making any prejudgments,” he said at a regular news briefing.
Without assigning blame, France’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday: “We call upon all of the involved stakeholders, with whom we are in permanent contact, to exercise restraint and to de-escalate. We also reiterate our commitment to the freedom of navigation, which must absolutely be preserved.”
But Britain is giving the American explanation the benefit of the doubt, said Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is seeking to become leader of the Conservative Party.
“This is deeply worrying and comes at a time of already huge tension,” Mr. Hunt said in a statement on Friday. “I have been in contact with Pompeo and, while we will be making our own assessment soberly and carefully, our starting point is obviously to believe our U.S. allies.”
Anwar Gargash, the minister of state for foreign affairs in the United Arab Emirates, wrote on Twitter Thursday that the attack was “a worrying development and a dangerous escalation that calls for the international community to move towards ensuring regional security and stability.”
A Dutch company, Boskalis, said it would salvage the two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. Royal Boskalis Westminster said in a statement on Friday that the insurers of the tankers, the Front Altair and the Kokuka Courageous, had appointed its subsidiary SMIT Salvage to salvage both vessels and their cargoes.
Boskalis said the situation of the Front Altair, which was carrying a petroleum product, was “still worrisome.” It added that the fire on board has been extinguished.
Later on Friday, Reuters reported that the Kokuka Courageous, was being towed and heading toward the United Arab Emirates’ port of Khor Fakkan, according to its operator, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.
Het tweede debat lijkt wel zo ongeveer alle kandidaten die nu een reële kans maken te bevatten met uitzondering van Warren, maar het is nog vroeg natuurlijk.quote:Op vrijdag 14 juni 2019 18:59 schreef westwoodblvd het volgende:
Programma voor de DNC debates is bekend:twitter:
Ik wil perschef worden he lijkt me een mooie aanvulling in dit topic.quote:
Vraag me af of dit nou positief of negatief is voor Warren. Aan de ene kant biedt het haar de kans om tijdens het eerste debat de ster van de avond te worden. Aan de andere kant loopt ze de kans mis om haar grootste concurrenten aan te vallen.quote:
Het kan ook effect hebben op het aantal kijkers en daarmee het bereik van het debat, dus wat dat betreft is het erg ongunstig. Je kunt in mijn ogen beter tussen de grotere namen staan, al moet je jezelf dan wel staande houden en weten te profileren.quote:Op vrijdag 14 juni 2019 20:08 schreef westwoodblvd het volgende:
Vraag me af of dit nou positief of negatief is voor Warren. Aan de ene kant biedt het haar de kans om tijdens het eerste debat de ster van de avond te worden. Aan de andere kant loopt ze de kans mis om haar grootste concurrenten aan te vallen.
Verrassend genoeg acht ik dit ook het meest waarschijnlijke.quote:Op vrijdag 14 juni 2019 20:26 schreef Mint_Clansell het volgende:
Het lijkt er verdacht veel op dat Trump & Co een oorlog willen starten om zo zijn volgende 4 jaar veilig te stellen. Al heb ik het idee dat Trump in deze slechts een marionet is en oorlogsfetisjist Bolton en Pompeo aan de touwtjes trekken.
En dan sta je nog steeds achter Trump?quote:Op vrijdag 14 juni 2019 21:53 schreef Ensiferum het volgende:
Verrassend genoeg acht ik dit ook het meest waarschijnlijke.
Persoonlijk denk ik dat Trump helemaal geen zin heeft in oorlog. Als zowel professioneel dienstplichtontwijker en non-beroepspoliticus lijkt het me niet iemand die graag mensen een onnodige oorlog instuurt. Ik zie hem wel een oorlog ingaan om de volgende 4 jaar veilig te stellen, maar ik denk niet dat hij het van harte zal doen.
Het is jammer dat een kutland als Saudi Arabie de lachende derde zal zijn in deze situatie.
twitter:RusEmbSyria twitterde op vrijdag 14-06-2019 om 18:51:54 MFA 🇷🇺 on Gulf of Oman incident: Worried over Gulf of Oman tensions. We take note of deliberate efforts to whip up tensions, which are largely encouraged by US Iranophobic policy. We call on all the parties to show restraint. No alternative to dialogue ➡ https://t.co/dbRW6ORifL https://t.co/FBaOdpAk7J reageer retweet
Zolang hij meer goed doet dan kwaad, ja. Zolang hij aan de juiste kant staat bij dingen die ik zelf het belangrijkste vind... Ja. Mocht het moment komen dat ik moet gasn twijfelen, dan wordt het moeilijk. Zeker als de alternatieven nog beroerder zijn. Dan kan ik wel niemand gaan steunen, maar dat gaat ook nergens heen. Dan maar diegene die het meeste voor mijn prioriteiten kan betekenen.quote:
twitter:stevesalaita twitterde op donderdag 13-06-2019 om 23:55:17 The USA once shot down an Iran Air passenger plane, killing 290 civilians.The USA also once staged a coup in Iran to replace a popular leader with a monarch who would facilitate Western energy interests.It is comically inaccurate to call Iran the aggressor. reageer retweet
quote:The Justice Department on Friday backed a decision by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to defy a request from Congress for President Trump’s tax returns on the basis that it lacked “legitimate legislative purpose.”
The department issued a 33-page memo, dated Thursday, that came as House Democrats were preparing a lawsuit as the next step in their effort to gain access to Mr. Trump’s returns. Mr. Mnuchin defied requests made in April and May by the House Ways and Means Committee and refused to comply with a subpoena, setting up a legal battle between the two branches of government.
House Democrats are trying to obtain six years of Mr. Trump’s personal and business tax returns using an obscure provision of the tax code that allows congressional tax-writing committees to get the returns of any taxpayer.
The memo, written by Steven A. Engel, the head of the Office of Legal Counsel, argued that House Democrats, led by Representative Richard E. Neal of Massachusetts, made the request for political purposes with the intention of releasing Mr. Trump’s tax returns. It cast doubt about the formal rationale that the committee used for the request, which Democrats said was for the purpose of examining how the Internal Revenue Service audits presidential tax returns.
“The true aim was to make the president’s tax returns public,” Mr. Engel wrote.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
In maart begon Trump met een Sleepy Joe twittertirade, waarschijnlijk gevoed door die interne peilingen. Fake News, maar toch weer bevestigd.quote:Trump’s internal poll numbers are out. And both they and his team’s response paint a bleak picture.
For days, President Trump has denied a New York Times report that his internal polling data showed him in deep trouble in key states in 2020, claiming the Times simply made up the numbers.
It didn’t. He made up the denial. And it appears he is in as bad a shape as the Times said he was.
ABC News has obtained the polling data, which show as bleak a picture for Trump as the Times has indicated. Trump trails Joe Biden by 16 points in Pennsylvania, 10 points in Wisconsin and seven points in Florida, and the president leads by just two points in red Texas. These numbers largely echo the limited public polling we have been seeing on the 2020 general election, which is also brutal for Trump and which he also claims is bogus.
The numbers are remarkable. But just as remarkable is what the Trump campaign is saying about them.
First, it is important to note that, after days of Trump denying the numbers were real — “They reported Fake numbers that they made up & don’t even exist,” he said — his campaign confirms they are. Campaign manager Brad Parscale told ABC News the numbers are indeed legitimate but they are old — from March.
The fact that Trump falsely denied this data existed is important to emphasize — even for a president for whom these false denials have become so commonplace.
But perhaps the bigger takeaway from Parscale’s comment is this: They know how bad Trump’s numbers are, and to pump them up, they are apparently relying upon something called an “informed ballot.”
Here’s what Parscale told ABC: "Since [March], we have seen huge swings in the president’s favor across the 17 states we have polled, based on the policies now espoused by the Democrats. For example, the plan to provide free health care to illegal immigrants results in an 18-point swing toward President Trump.”
To the layperson, that looks as though he is saying there has indeed been movement in Trump’s direction. But if you look closer, it seems as though he is not just talking about straight head-to-head matchups; he is talking about polls that rely upon respondents being primed with certain issues.
For example, pollsters will often test how their issues perform by taking an initial head-to-head and then informing the respondent of their candidate’s or their opponents’ positions on something. “What if we told you these Democrats are all socialists who want to ban hamburgers and open the borders to every member of MS-13?” or something like that. That is what Parscale is referring to when he says “the plan to provide free health care to illegal immigrants results in an 18-point swing toward President Trump.”
Volgens mij heeft de economie juist een boost gekregen toen Obama de puinzooi van Bush mocht opruimen. Iets waar Amerika vandaag de dag nog van profiteert. De economie was in volle bloei toen Trump president werd, dus zo destructief zal het niet zijn geweest. Ik ben dus zeer benieuwd over welk destructief beleid jij het precies hebt.quote:
Alleen sociopaten geven iedereen koosnaampjes.quote: