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Exclusive Footage: The Last Meeting Between Spicer, Priebus, and the Mooch

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:21 pm

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[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

131 Responses to “Exclusive Footage: The Last Meeting Between Spicer, Priebus, and the Mooch”

  1. It’s almost as entertaining as Ozzy Osborne reality family tee vee.

    Ben burn (4f4dda)

  2. No, it’s more like this one (True Romance):

    Kevin M (752a26)

  3. If only. It’s like this: Three Stooges slapfights.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. Never liked Reservoir Dogs.

    Andy McCarthy has a good piece on the Awan’s and how deep their tentacles ran into the Democrat party. Lots more there for the media to ignore.

    NJRob (8efab2)

  5. I guess Trump is Moe.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  6. Cameo by Don Jr., as… “the Smoking Son.”

    WAPO: Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. 4 – same here, other than the resurrection of ‘Little Green Bag’.

    You can tell a lot about a film fan if they thought the Steeler’s Wheel torture porn was ”insanely cool”.

    harkin (97d6f1)

  8. NJRob doesn’t wanna talk about the incompetence of the Trump administration, see. He’d rather talk about something else.

    I think that’s the gist of it, anyway.

    Leviticus (e53afc)

  9. I shall continue to applaud the one step forward after two steps back. Or ten steps back.

    Trump was right to fire Mooch.

    Only a fool would have hired him in the first place.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  10. Was he fired-fired or was he made without portfolio?

    nk (dbc370)

  11. General Kelly will not be having Mooches in his White House. It’s bad enough he has Trumps.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  12. I think that it’s time to forgive Kathy Griffin: her photo with the severed head was prescient on her part, telling us that heads would roll in the Trump Administration.

    The snarky Dana (dbcf2c)

  13. I’m just waiting for someone to start posting Game of Thrones parodies.

    kishnevi (356aa4)

  14. i bet it was his trashy family problems way more than that interview what sunk him

    boyfriend didn’t have his ducks in a row them ducks were all at the jersey shore getting wasted on jager bombs while his hedge fund hoochie wife was popping a lil trust fund out while daddy mooch was back in DC “really feeling himself” as the kids say while the rest of use were like

    he went to harvard you know

    very bright man

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  15. a real bootstrapper that one

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  16. ugh rest of *us* i mean

    i made a typo!

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  17. Was he fired-fired or was he made without portfolio?

    Red State says he was escorted off the property.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  18. see this is what i mean about the military making you weird

    general jagoff didn’t have to do it that way he just kinda imagines that’s how he should do it cause he’s been steeping in the pentagon sewer for decades huffing his own armpits and doesn’t realize he’s just being a fragrant butthole

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  19. Red State says he was escorted off the property.

    “He does not have a role at this time in the Trump administration.”
    – Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    Dave (445e97)

  20. My assumption is Kelly made acceptance of the CoS position conditional upon having the authority to terminate with prejudice solely at his own discretion. Kelly will hold Trump to his generally worthless word or march out with his head up. He can’t possibly tame the toddler in the Oval Office but his method of rectifying his own serious error in working for the buffoon in any capacity whatsoever will be interesting to watch.

    Rick Ballard (39e1b7)

  21. I imagined everyone is shown out from the White House. Not the same as escorted out like somebody caught stealing office supplies. I walk my own guests to the door or even to their car when they leave and I’m not even President.

    But, yes, it does look he was fired-fired.

    nk (dbc370)

  22. it’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice

    Mr. Scaramucci is young wealthy and talented, at least when he’s in his own very very special milieu

    there was no reason for to make him into an enemy

    but i guess general haughty snivelsnot has to learn crap the hard way

    that tends to be how you learn things when you been on the government’s dime your whole pathetic life

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  23. Yesterday you were saying that Scaramucci’s hiring was problematic, and expanded on the subject by adding that he is trashy and his hiring was due to Trump’s ignorance.

    nk (dbc370)

  24. Mr. Scaramucci is young

    He’s 53.

    Dave (445e97)

  25. Like everybody keeps reminding us, Trump is the President. He is a demented buffoon and the only hope for our poor country is that he will have some sane, competent people around him to do his job for him. Like Pence, Sessions, Mattis, Kelly, Tillerson, Nikki, those Goldy Sacks guys ….

    nk (dbc370)

  26. Op-ed titles that seemed pretty clever at 6am this morning with a publication date of July 31, 2017:

    Why Anthony Scaramucci Is The Man Trump And America Need, amazingly still up at Moral: Never go full Trumpkin.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  27. Fifty-three is about par for a second divorce/second mid-life crisis, as measured by New York/Goldman Sachs “Masters of the Universe” standards.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  28. He’s 53.

    have you checked the median age of failmerica’s congresstrash lately?

    plus he just had a baby

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  29. As best one can tell from what’s publicly available — juvy court records being, appropriately, sealed — the most sustained discipline in Trump’s entire life was while he was at the New York Military Academy.

    One hopes that Gen. Kelly can tickle some dormant neural pathways, but I doubt it in the long run. I’m glad he has a good pension.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  30. looks like David Marcus and Mr. Mooch share the same Just for Men formula

    i wonder if their respective blended families vacation together on carnival cruises

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  31. @23 & 24: It strikes me as unfair for you to attempt to chasten happyfeet with facts; the evidence is prolific that that only confuses her.

    Q! (267694)

  32. Him. happyfeet is a guy. Except when he drinks a strange bubbling green liquid he gets from some doctor in London, and turns into a fiercely independent, strong black woman for a few hours.

    nk (dbc370)

  33. hello Q person with excitement

    i started at #14 and what did i say

    i bet it was his trashy family problems way more than that interview what sunk him

    i appreciate Mr. nk’s review of my evolving thinkings

    but the only thing I’m confuzzled about is why general jagoff

    in this context

    decided he wanted to fire our friend Anthony with Maximal Drama

    cause that’s not making a whole lot of sense to me

    on either a political or just a human level

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  34. :)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  35. “He got hired, divorced, had a baby, and fired in 10 days.” It must be a record.

    My question would be, was he just brought on board to get Priebus out? I’m reading that. But if that’s so, what does that say about Trump, who’s suppose to be a real boss? Why didn’t he just fire him himself?

    Dana (023079)

  36. /sarc on

    @ Dana: You’re missing the four-dimensional chess game Trump is playing! You see, Trump always planned for it to go down just like this! Through this gambit, he managed to drive two devoted leakers (Reince & Mooch) out of the White House in one fell swoop! At this rate, in another couple of dozen new press secretaries — which, fortunately, don’t require Senate confirmation or even 30 days’ notice to hire and fire — he’ll have drained perhaps half of the leakers from the White House staff!

    /sarc off

    Beldar (fa637a)

  37. LOL, good one. Dave, yours too.

    Ya gotta laugh…

    Patricia (5fc097)

  38. Also from Dave’s Onion link. Spam filter won’t allow me to link it because of the naughty words:

    WASHINGTON—Following his abrupt dismissal just 10 days after being named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci reportedly received an outpouring of sympathetic texts Monday from friends and family expressing that they were “so f**kin’ sorry to hear about this sh!t.” “My deepest motherf**kin’ condolences, Tony, it’s terrible to hear you got sh!t-canned by these ass-munching cocks in D.C.,” read a text message in part, just one of dozens sent by old buddies at Goldman Sachs, current business partners at SkyBridge Capital, and extended family in New Jersey in response to his “goddamn bullsh!t” dismissal. “Sorry to hear those b!tches gave you the f**king ax, Mooch. That jackass [John] Kelly got no f**king clue what a good f**kin’ dude you are. Just know your mother and I always got your f**king back.” At press time, Scaramucci’s New York office was reportedly filled with flower arrangements and handwritten cards lamenting that this was “absolute f**king trash.”

    nk (dbc370)

  39. At press time, Scaramucci’s New York office was reportedly filled with flower arrangements

    Could that have anything to do with the fact that he was erroneously listed as deceased in the new Harvard Law alumni register that came out just last week?

    Dave (445e97)

  40. Speaking of movies, in The Brady Bunch Movie is Mike Brady’s single architectural achievement a homage to Howard Roark in The Fountainhead?

    Pinandpuller (47c034)

  41. Rocket surgery practiced here:

    Why baumann, ratney and Co never get fired. Who did they (reacted) tie get their social dispensatuob8

    narciso (d1f714)

  42. I have told you Powerpoint is evil:

    narciso (d1f714)

  43. Remember thus snake in grass, like dragons teeth they never go away:

    narciso (d1f714)

  44. @41. Speaking of movies…

    Will General JFK save the day?

    Stay-tuned. What. A. Show.

    “All you’ve got to know is this: right now the government of the United States is sitting on top of the Washington Monument, right on the very point, tilting right and left and ready to fall off and break up on the pavement. There are just a handful of men that can prevent it. And you’re one of them.” – Senator Ray Clark [Edmond O’Brien] ‘Seven Days in May’ 1964

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  45. Would he be a kamikaze Scotsman

    narciso (d1f714)

  46. Yes Levi,

    I’d rather talk about things that actually matter such as how deeply compromised the Democrat party is when it comes to their coverup with these “IT guys”.

    But I’m sure you’d rather what the Awan’s did not be disseminated widely.

    NJRob (7f4bec)

  47. Sail goodman don’t play that game. Now it took scaramucci six months to try to sell off his modest little nest egg, fir those who thought trump could do so easily.

    narciso (d1f714)

  48. You what’s even funnier than that:

    narciso (d1f714)

  49. I would go major sladr on the press corpse, ‘if I were a younger man I’d take a flame thrower tie the place,

    narciso (d1f714)

  50. plus he just had a baby

    Pretty sure it was his wife who had the baby.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  51. Yes english doesnt totally convey the level is invectuve

    narciso (d1f714)

  52. The next ‘alternative sack” of dead weight to go: Tammy Faye Clownway.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  53. I wish the second coming of Christ would arrive.

    mg (31009b)

  54. 43, it’s their much more deluded version of the 4 indians with rifles meme.

    urbanleftbehind (0cd929)

  55. This was what the previous administration really wanted to happen:

    urbanleftbehind (0cd929)

  56. Plamegate Update: American Thinker fails to disclose conflicts of interest!

    Truthbetold (1ab5c1)

  57. Amen mg, but there will be a great judgement as with the flood.

    Bernie you don’t see the deep state agenda, that w threatened to upset the applecart

    narciso (d1f714)

  58. The reason behind the recent necessary housecleaning

    narciso (d1f714)

  59. Mr Beldar wrote:

    @ Dana: You’re missing the four-dimensional chess game Trump is playing! You see, Trump always planned for it to go down just like this!

    I guess it’s just not as much fun for Mr Trump to say, “You’re fired!” when it’s not on television.

    The Dana who didn't watch The Apprentice (dbcf2c)

  60. Honestly we need to go cersei on this Obama holdouts like,Baumann and ratney

    narciso (117236)

  61. Kelly has to be Sisyphus to alter the Don Dialectic.


    Can he attract hefty new talent? (And how long can he keep the few gems that he has?) One of the corners this White House has painted itself into is the inability to get sane, successful, proficient Republicans to join the Trump show, either to fill vacant slots or as replacements in the coming wave of departures (which happens after Year 1, regardless of who is president).
    Can he engineer a big Hill win? Kelly is experienced in working the Senate from his days as the Marine Corps commandant’s legislative assistant (2004-07), and he ‘s going to find extreme unhappiness with this White House’s approach to policy, messaging, strategy and tactics.
    Can he shield POTUS from Mueller? We’re going to have document and interview requests, perhaps pleas of the Fifth by people close to Trump. The special counsel has a rich new vein to exploit with today’s WashPost front-pager (denied by Trump’s legal team): “Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally dictated a statement in which Trump Jr. said that he and the Russian lawyer had ‘primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children.'”
    Can he mobilize this thinly staffed, inexperienced administration for a genuine crisis? The fact that there hasn’t been a transcendent national security event, at home or aboard, is a miracle that can’t last. With the military provocation by North Korea and the diplomatic aggression by Russia, he may get his chance quickly.
    Can he restrain President Trump from petty tussles, pointless tweets and random self-indulgences? Kelly has certainly marked his territory. But Trump is the ultimate boss. And as we’ve been telling you for a year: If there’s one guy who’s not changing, it’s the 70-year-old billionaire with his name on the building.
    Be smart: People in the room tell me that Kelly’s first test will be when something bad happens and POTUS wants to react, when he’d be better off holding his fire.

    Keeper quote … An eternal Trump truth, tweeted post-Mooch by Maggie Haberman: “There are two types of non-family members in Trumpworld. Permanents & instruments. Sometimes instruments mistakenly think they’re permanents.”

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  62. The remaining bench is not deep.

    Trumps political handicap doesn’t help like his Golf handicap.

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  63. Are the Horrible Deplorables @JoM catatonic, n arco?

    Talking recipes and such…

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  64. “J.K. Rowling falsely accuses Trump of not shaking disabled boy’s hand”

    This is the focus for sTrumpets

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  65. A note of compassion in advance of future certainties..

    Many sincere folks saw a chance that the DC effluent would be pumped out of the septic. Especially blue collars who had fantasized about the return of the industrial age. These are the people who should be sharpening their pitchforks.

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  66. It won’t be Trumplandia tax reform…

    “Sources in the administration say an outreach campaign by newly minted Chief of Staff John Kelly is in the works to rebuild some bridges and, potentially, chip away at the unified Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s agenda. Even before he formally started the job, Kelly was reaching out to top Capitol Hill Democrats in hopes of regaining political capital ahead of what is expected to be a bruising fight over tax reform and other administration priorities.
    “Tax reform is gonna be a heavy lift,” a senior White House official told The Daily Beast. “No reason to write off/alienate [Democrats] any more than we already have.”

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  67. Ace of Spades is phlegmatic as usual

    “Good morning kids. First day of August, and although the Scarmucci firing after just 10 days on the job is sucking the oxygen out of the room, there’s still quite a bit going on, so let’s dive right in. Despite everything the Leviathan is doing to blockade, buffalo and bring down the Trump agenda, the man is getting things done. US businesses have posted growth not seen in six years and much of that is due to executive actions cutting red tape in the bureaucracy. Sadly when (G-d forbid) a Democrat gets into the Oval Office or a Republican who touts “bipartisanship!” that can all be reversed with a pen and phone.

    Which leads into the next item; Treasury Secretary Mnuchin being the tip of the spear as it were to get the ball rolling on tax reform. Considering the masks coming off at the moment of truth for Obamacare Repeal, I would not want to wager that the GOP-led legislature will do anything different when it comes to this equally crucial issue. Yup, I’m calling it now: there will be no tax reform. Two reasons, 1) anything that denudes power, influence and lucre from DC will be opposed tooth and nail and 2) they hate Donald Trump so it’s automatic that they will oppose it.

    Hence, Nancy Pelosi saying it’s not important for Dems to win the 2018 Midterms is not necessarily a botox-leaking-into-the-cerbral-cortex-induced comment , especially when you have Republicans like McCain, Collins, Murkowski and most of the rest, including of course the leadership.

    Two other things of note. First, what should be a huge story in a sane world, the Australian Weather Service has been caught rigging climate data and two years after the Garland, TX ISIS-inspired massacre of five cops, the city of Garland is refusing to release information about the attack. Hmm. Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  68. that’s not Mr. Ace that’s Mr. Sefton

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  69. Way off-topic, and this is a couple of weeks old. I stumbled across it today, and it is far too good not to share:

    Woman’s Top 10 Reasons She’s No Longer a Leftist

    It’s a long read, but worth it.

    Chuck Bartowski (bc1c71)

  70. Well if there is no penalty for their malfeasance of course they will continue, it’s like you humoring this voldemort wannabe graffiti artist.

    narciso (d1f714)

  71. Because the sky dragon must be appeased, and non dhimmis like gellee have no business speaking, you see how the octopus operates.

    narciso (d1f714)

  72. What was it twain said when the legislature was on session?

    narciso (d1f714)

  73. Keep ramping Teahadist hate narco. It’s your single trick.

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  74. “Doing away with the exemption for lawmakers and their staffs certainly suits Trump’s campaign pledge to clean up Washington perks and privilege, said Robert Moffit, senior health policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation.”

    REVENGE!!!!! But at least it’s something

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  75. Maybe an alpha strike on El mencho

    narciso (d1f714)

  76. “Two sources close to President Donald Trump said Scaramucci’s profane remarks last week to The New Yorker magazine “disgusted” and “offended” some close to the president, including Melania Trump, and — crucially — Ivanka Trump, who had initially advocated for Scaramucci’s hiring.”

    Huh? Daddy grabbing crotch isn’t offensive?

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  77. Heh..sample the ‘whistling through graveyard’ distraction stories..

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  78. Mike Hastings signifucanr other, she knows what is verboten and what is permitted.

    narciso (d1f714)

  79. Dia was one of the sharpest services:

    narciso (d1f714)

  80. I know we have to humor the lerner Lou au

    narciso (d1f714)

  81. Can’t do links? Hmm

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  82. A passle of Toadies line up to get their Trump bashing.

    Donald Trump has another ally in his effort to smear special counsel Robert Mueller. Rep. Trent Franks, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, is echoing the nonsense Trump/Fox News/Breitbart claim that Mueller should step down because his relationship with James Comey is a conflict of interest.

    “Bob Mueller is in clear violation of federal code and must resign to maintain the integrity of the investigation into alleged Russian ties,” Franks said in a statement.

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  83. The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee.

    The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public.

    Thompson said the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given.”

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  84. How much did THAT witch hunt cost ? Two freaking wasted years.

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  85. I guess Franks is running in the McCain replacement special…AZ will do a double Senate election like CA in 1992 and TN in 1994.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  86. Burnie the Soros Bot spamming as usual.

    9 posts in a row and then 20 of the last 33. Just rambling to himself and taking a deuce on Patterico’s living room carpet.

    NJRob (7f4bec)

  87. Our host and apparently none of the cobliggers mind.

    Yes we had to roundup another blog.

    narciso (d1f714)

  88. Yeah, home invaders are breaking into your home and you call 911 and no cops show up but it’s ok because nobody told them to stand down, and anyway it was because some guy on parole in California made a video and we sent him to jail so what difference at this point does it make?

    nk (dbc370)

  89. I see your point nutjob.

    Isn’t it Romantic?

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  90. Yes that’s the gist of it, meanwhile from Egypt to Mali there is a huge crime scene.

    narciso (d1f714)

  91. JustOneMinute is full of these guys who treat every thread like an open thread, just posting anything they want, NJRob. I think the primary reason Mr. burn came here is that he gets lost in the crowd over there.

    nk (dbc370)

  92. Gotcha nk.

    I’ve never been to the site and I now know to avoid it. One of the reasons I come back here is the intelligent discussion that you can have with people. It’s impossible when someone is spamming all the time whatever pops into his head at any given time.

    Score another for the ADD generation.

    NJRob (7f4bec)

  93. I’m not there becuz it’s a nest of anti-speech troglodytes.

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  94. JOM bans you if you prove American Thinker’s Clarice Feldman’s narratives to be false.

    Truthbetold (1ab5c1)

  95. 74.”OT cuz it’s scarier than Trump”

    Was expecting something on Madame Wha Happen.

    harkin (fcaff0)

  96. 57.

    The same site you link to says that Plamegate was a CIA disinformation campaign, that Valerie Plame needs to disclose what her husband was secretly doing for the Turkish American Council and that Hillary Clinton hired a guy who was peddling nuke secrets on the black market.

    harkin (fcaff0)

  97. The host over there’s a nutmeger and a trump skeptic, but allows a little give and take

    narciso (d1f714)

  98. Harkin,

    you sound surprised? It’s a conspiracy site with no facts necessary.

    NJRob (7f4bec)

  99. But wouldn’t a Harsh Reconstruction have dissuaded the Ellis Island generations from making the trip in that they would see what really would happen to “dissent” and also that they would be a caste down from the negro freeman and even further from the NW European/Anglo/Germanic protestant (as was already being interpreted by NYC and other Irish at the time?).

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  100. NJRob

    Did you know Mueller knew who the leaker was before Fitzgerald was appointed special counsel?

    Truthbetold (1ab5c1)

  101. Fitzgate: Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald guilty of “obstruction of justice” and lying to the court.

    Truthbetold (1ab5c1)

  102. We’ve been the plame wars sowe’ve seen this rodeo before. One might say the rise of Islamic stAte was
    The cent due of the Libby trial.

    narciso (d1f714)

  103. Not Bernie soubchaks rec room, he is also focused on issues of health and sport.

    narciso (d1f714)

  104. Nice try narc

    Truthbetold (1ab5c1)

  105. Had Lincoln lived the southern bourbon would still have tried to regroup, the depression of 1873 was one of the curtain closers

    narciso (d1f714)

  106. Did I know Armitage was the one who revealed the name of someone who announced themselves (Plame) as a government agent? Yes.

    That the FBI knew that and still kept investigating and prosecuted Libby on trumped up charges? Yes.

    NJRob (7f4bec)

  107. Armitage was a ruse. Marc Grossman warned the Turks about Brewster Jennings.

    Truthbetold (1ab5c1)

  108. Power corrupts btw this was a much greater panopticin then comey complained abiut

    narciso (d1f714)

  109. Trump! Now in 3D: Distract. Deflect. Deny.


    Today’s Beldar the Bitter ‘Watergate, Watergate, Watergate’ Words of Wonder:

    “The hue and cry would be that, ‘This is, this is a super cover-up. Before they were just trying to cover up the, the information. Now they realize they’ve got guilty people, so they, they’ve immunized them so that they can’t be prosecuted.'” – President Nixon anticipating public reaction if the Watergate cover-up was revealed, secret White House Oval Office tapes, February 16, 1973

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  110. 6.

    WAPO: Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

    This was already known.

    Talking Points Memo July 12:

    It was already known that Donald Trump Jr, didn’t draft his own (misleading) statement, and frutehr ore it was known that people argued.

    The only new point here is that Donald Trump now is the sole drafterof teh statement, instead of “signing off” on it, and is given sole responsibility for the misleading statement with nobody else on his side.

    The Washington Post story may be very misleading. The New York Times reoported it went through several revisions.

    Thios would be the second case where ideas in connection with Russia and the campaign are kept out. The first was the reason given for firing Comey.

    Trump is trying to hide something (a something which may not be illegal, but there is some reason Manafort and Mike Flynn got their positions in the campaign and Trump was all for joining with Russia to confront ISIS in Syria, and toned down the Reublican platform about Ukraine. And we add also his poistion in Syrian refugees.)

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  111. They mean Seth Rich. Dumped him for another, Awan..

    The White House on Tuesday denied that Fox News gave President Trump prior review of a story that raised conspiracy theories about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer.

    “The president had no knowledge of the story and its completely untrue that he or the White House [had] involvement in the story,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

    “Beyond that, this is ongoing litigation and I’d refer you to the actual parties involved, which are not the White House.” .

    Ben burn (a4adef)

  112. * toned down the Republican platform about Ukraine. And we can add also his poistion in Syrian refugees beause taht probably was also Putin influenced.

    Trump is now arguing that Putin faviored Hillary because:

    1) Trump was for low oil prices (or policies that would leasd to that) because he’s not against fracking.

    [BTW, it should be noted that horizontal drilling machines, developed in connection with fracking, are now being bought by Mexican drug gangs to tunnel under the U.S. border with Mexico. The first attempts to dig tunnels with that maybe were caught but you could expect more. These machines can drill horizontally very fast.)

    2) Trump is for a stronger military.

    Others say Putin was just trying to create problems for both candidates, with the aim of undermining respect for democracy. This is probably an idea that exists only in the heads of people dreaming up this explanation, and not in Putin’s head. Although he does try to divide people.

    Many people missed that Christopher Steele complained most about his nationality being revealed. In otehr words, Putin thought Steele was working for somebody British, so inventing bad stories about Trump, including the idea taht Trump was compromised by the Russians, would not conflict with trying to help Trump win the election, but might later divide the U.S. from the U.K.

    I think Putin really did favor Trump because he thought Hillary had some principles which included being against what he did and was doing in Ukraine. Thsi was because he misteknly believed that Victoria Nuland was acting on Hillary’s instructions in 2014.

    And the break with the Clintons came in 2014 and not in 2011, and her pro forma support (which she had to give as Secretary of State) for fair Parliamentary elections in 2011 was not the reason Putin turned against her, although people in lower ranks in the Russian government may have been told that.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  113. Is Kelly trying to break-away some Democrats?

    Meanwhile Schumer is trying to break away 8-10 Republicans to co-operate on legislation.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  114. This is what President Trump just told the police to do:

    Tennessee sheriff’s deputies torture teenager with stun gun

    Warning: extremely disturbing video; the teenager is tied to a chair and gagged while three police officers torture him.

    The incident occurred in 2016, but since the officers were acting in line with Trump’s recent directive, will he pardon them?

    Dave (445e97)

  115. Everybody repudiated it. Trump sounded a bit like Duterte. There’s something about him that seems to at least pretend to disregard the law. He did this with complaining about Sessiopns recusing himself , although he does have a complaint how did an investigation that concerned only his campaign get started. Which looks at it also from a highly improbable angle.

    He may with this business of acting like Dirty Harry have been trying to stimulate opposition which people who were his voters will not understand. If I suspectred him of more thought, I’d say maybe he was trying to scare MS-13.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  116. If I suspectred him of more thought, I’d say maybe he was trying to scare MS-13.

    Except these gang members are eat, drink and breathe violence 24×7, and I doubt it scares them much.

    What Trump’s idiotic directive can do, though, is get guilty gang-members who are roughed-up off the hook and back on the street to commit more crimes and victimize more innocent people.

    Dave (445e97)

  117. Is this the end of the Scaramucci story? Or is there one more chapter? Because this reads like the second half of a revenge novel or movie script. Scaramucci was enticed into giving up his business and his wife and then was publicly humiliated. Why? Because of the way he opposed Trump in the primary or because of something else? And is he crushed or will he come back?

    nk (dbc370)

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