Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump just fired his acting Attorney General for refusing to enforce his Muslim ban. Update!

"The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States."

No, in fact she refused to enforce an unconstitutional order that will do nothing but harm citizens of the United States. 

And good for her for doing so.

Didn't Nixon also fire his Attorney General?

Yes he did.

Update: And the hits keep coming.
So now we know how Donald Trump handles dissent.

He can't. 

104 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:42 PM

    You just showed again that you don't thoroughly read what you link. Sloppy. Nixon didn't fire his attorney general. Nixon wanted his attorney general Elliot Richardson to fire the watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox when Cox subpoena'd the oval office tapes. Richardson refused and resigned in protest.Then Nixon ordered the Deputy Atty Gen. William Ruckelshaus to fire Cox. Ruckelshaus refused and resigned in protest. Nixon's solicitor general Robert Bork fired Cox.

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    1. Being told to resign or be fired is essentially the same thing as being fired.

      I read just fine.

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    2. Anonymous6:36 PM

      Let the telegrams begin!!!!!
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      The Saturday Night Massacre was the term used by political commentators[1] to refer to U.S. President Richard Nixon's dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and as a result the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973, during the Watergate scandal.[2][3

      On November 14, 1973, federal District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell ruled that the dismissal of Cox was illegal, in the absence of a finding of extraordinary impropriety as specified in the regulation establishing the special prosecutor's office.[8]

      Congress was infuriated by the act, which was seen as a gross abuse of presidential power.

      The public sent in an unusually large number of telegrams to both the White House and Congress.[9][10] Less than a week after the Saturday Night Massacre, an Oliver Quayle poll for NBC News showed that for the first time, a plurality of U.S. citizens now supported impeachment of Nixon, with 44% in favor, 43% opposed, and 13% undecided, with a sampling error of 2 to 3 percent.[11]

      In the days that followed, numerous resolutions of impeachment against the president were introduced in Congress.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Massacre


      http://watergate.info/impeachment/articles-of-impeachment

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    3. Anonymous6:38 PM

      @5:42 PM Do you come here to badger Gryphen?
      Start your own blog, loser.

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  2. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Good for her in standing up to the asshole! Many of us throughout America massively support her!

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    1. Anonymous2:33 AM

      She is a hero for standing up to
      Traitor Trump.

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  3. Any of you young folks out there ever hear of The Saturday Night Massacre?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Massacre

    Here we go again.

    I'm off in the morning to buy another 300 AR-15 rounds and two more boxes of 12-gauge shells.

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    1. Anonymous7:01 PM

      Well, I read that wiki article and it linked to this page:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics_in_Government_Act

      Seems that Nixon, the whole scandal and that Saturday Night Massacre lead to the Ethics in Government Act. That is the act that It created mandatory, public disclosure of financial and employment history of public officials and their immediate family. And, that is what is being short changed by Trump and his appointments who have NOT filled out the forms.

      Time for the public to cry for another impeachment it seems to me.

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    2. Anonymous11:03 PM

      Forgive me foradking a dumb question, Old Redneck, but why are you buying more ammo tomorrow? I've followed your pists and efforts against Drumpf for a long time but I'm not following your reasons for this. Thanks in advance!

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  4. Monday Night Massacre.

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  5. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Go to grocery store, stock up on water, canned goods, batteries, condoms and beer.

    Remove cash from the banks

    Run up credit cards

    Buy extra magazine clips

    Buy as many boxes of ammo you can carry

    Buy camouflage facial makeup

    Buy bows and arrows

    Load up the car, leave wife and kids at home, they'll only slow you down

    Head for the hills

    We're at DEFCON 1 people

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  6. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Why? Did the acting Attorney General discover the ties between Putin and Trump?

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    1. Anonymous6:43 PM

      She had balls. She is a hero now! Hero Yates!

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    1. I hope that Sally Yates becomes the lead prosecutor in Trump's impeachment trial.

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    2. Anonymous7:59 PM

      That would be karma, and does he deserve whatever he gets. Let's hope it's before he completely tears this nation apart.

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  8. Anonymous6:02 PM

    A new type of terroist, bannon. Special forces need to take him out.
    Terror against our USA constitution!!!!!!!

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  9. Anonymous6:17 PM

    I hope and pray she doesn't get free swimming lessons with a cement kickboard.

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  10. Anonymous6:22 PM

    10 DAYS WITHIN TRUMP'S CORONATION

    "Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”

    ADIOS:
    Muslims
    Director National Intelligence Clapper
    CIA Director John Brennan
    Acting Attorney General Sally Yates

    You're out of here

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    1. SallyinMI8:01 PM

      And Kellyanne has already threatened the media a couple of times. You tell it the way WE say, or we will call you names and we won't let you into our super secret Breitbart/Fox news briefings. This is blatantly against everything this actions stands for. RESIST!

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    2. Anonymous10:23 PM

      Read about Trump backstabbing leaders
      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/world/europe/donald-trump-us-alllies.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=Trending&version=Full&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

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  11. Anonymous6:35 PM

    Did his swearing in state defending the constitution?

    Every vet does. So please, vets we have a new kind of terrorist.

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  12. Anonymous6:36 PM

    A Government coup is swiftly unfolding . . .

    https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/trial-balloon-for-a-coup-e024990891d5#.u7jnn6joe

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  13. Anonymous6:38 PM

    1984 all over again

    Comrade Trump Gulag 13
    https://youtu.be/W6qWnmb_22s

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  14. Anonymous6:38 PM

    The orange one loves him some chaos. He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.

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  15. unconstitutional order?

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  16. Anonymous6:40 PM

    So basically you are getting bent out of shape that.... a new administration is replacing staff from the old administration, and implementing new policies and orders that mirror more or less what they said they would do.

    As EVERY NEW incoming administration does.

    (big yawn).

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    1. Anonymous12:30 AM

      Close your mouth, the flies are escaping.

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    2. New administrations don't usually ignore the Constitution and dismantle the government their first week in office. Part of their swearing in is to promise to uphold and defend the Constitution. Not undermine and eliminate it.

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    3. Anonymous2:08 AM

      yeah, banning an entire religion from entering our country's borders, big yawn.
      It wasnt you or one of yours left behind,stranded in a war torn country.
      Continue your yawn, as I see a HUGE dick in your open maw. Keep on suckin!

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    4. Leland3:30 AM

      Go back to sleep 6:40. She was fired because she defied Humpty Trumpty and refused to obey what she saw as an ILLEGAL order!

      And considering she has a LOT more knowledge of what is legal or not, I would tend to believe HER over that liar and his sycophant Bannon - who is defintely NOT qualified to participate in government.

      There is a major difference between replacing people as all new administrations do and firing someone because they defied an illegal order.

      Oh! And just because they SAID they would do something does NOT mean it is legal!

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    5. Anonymous8:17 AM

      She is playing politics nothing more. Quite a dumb woman.

      And her replacement:

      --Boente quickly reversed Yates’ DOJ memo Monday night on Trump’s executive order on immigration, saying the order was on solid ground.

      “Based upon the Office of Legal Counsel’s analysis, which found the Executive Order both lawful on its face and properly drafted, I hereby rescind former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates January 30, 2017, guidance and direct the men and women of the Department of Justice to do our sworn duty and to defend the lawful orders of our President,” Boente said in a statement. --

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  17. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Media, keep your heads down

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  18. Anonymous6:46 PM

    Breaking News

    Judge Sarah is America's newest Attorney General

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    1. Anonymous2:05 AM

      BWAHAHAAAHHAA!
      Bet $he got her hopes up!

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  19. Anonymous6:48 PM

    If this raging mentally ill baby-man isn't removed, I fear we are going to see violence on a vast scale. His essential nature is cruelty, tyranny, and sadism. He thinks he's a god and he can subjugate the world. His fat ignorant ass will end up like Mussolini.

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    1. Anonymous10:20 PM

      My fear is who is next after Muslims and refugees? Mexicans next then who? Will it be me or you?

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    2. Anonymous2:05 AM

      Malaria must be Greta Pittacchi?

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    3. Well put.

      Let's not forget that Mussolini executed his son-in-law (more than one, if memory serves)--watch it, Jared.

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    4. Leland4:50 AM

      "...His fat ignorant ass will end up like Mussolini."

      Yeah. Shot, then turned over to the people of Milan where his body was abused brutally, then hung upside down. I like it.

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    5. Anonymous5:05 AM

      These posts are openly discussing and making serious threats to the life of the President on this site. Leland. Tarquin. 6:48.

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    6. Anonymous5:13 AM

      Leland, it is noted you have openly advocated violence and made serious threats on the life of the sitting POTUS.

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    7. Anonymous5:48 AM

      Hey it worked for $ara, her crosshairs poster got Gabby Giffords shot and others wounded and killed, one of which was a 9 year old girl. How's that 'pro-life' again? Huh, @5:13?
      Was $he investigated for calling for somebody to shoot Gabby to death? Crickets from 5:13.

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    8. Leland7:15 AM

      @5:05 and 5:13

      So do something about your stupid threats! If you actually believe that is what is happening, report it. Only under a Humpty Trumpty administration would believe discussing history would be considered a threat.

      Discussing possibilities and comparing things to previous historical events are NOT threats, stupid.

      And if you think YOUR threats or pronouncements will deter a free discussion, your either haven't been around IM very long or are just plain STUPID! Like Humpty Trumpty.

      First, 6:48 CLEARLY stated it is his/her FEAR that it will happen.

      Second, Tarquin merely gave a warning based on history.

      Third, I was commenting on a quote, using the actual results of Mussolini's downfall.

      Prosecute me. Huge numbers of us are standing against threats and innuendos already. Make it MOST of the citizens, why don't you?

      Go away you ignorant fool.

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    9. Anonymous7:57 AM

      "So do something about your stupid threats!"

      okay.

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    10. Leland8:36 AM

      7:57, you won't mind if I don't hold my breath will you?

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      You're an ignorant ass.

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  20. Anonymous6:52 PM

    Read the last sentence.
    Trump is a tough guy LOL


    Donald J. Trump
    Twitter › realDonaldTrump

    The Democrats are delaying my cabinet picks for purely political reasons. They have nothing going but to obstruct. Now have an Obama A.G.

    3 hours ago - Twitter

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  21. Anonymous6:57 PM

    He thinks this is still the Apprentice where his only job was to say "You're fired". He has NO GD idea what a president has to do, and how he HAS to do it. He thinks he's the fucking KING, and dismantling the government for his puppeteer.

    Time for him and Bannon to be force-ably removed before democracy is murdered. A sniper would not be overdoing it.

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  22. Anonymous6:59 PM

    #MondayNightMassacre: Internet scalds Trump for firing ‘god damned America hero’ Sally Yates
    .....
    In a statement, the White House said Yates “betrayed” the Trump administration with her decision.

    “Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration,” the White House said.

    ....The move prompted many observers to rail against the “fascist” undertones of Trump’s decision, with many using the hashtag #MondayNightMassacre to describe the events.....

    Read some of the best reactions below:

    Benjy Sarlin
    ✔ @BenjySarlin
    Fun fact: Whether an acting AG is "very weak on borders" does not actually affect whether an order is legal or not
    9:35 PM - 30 Jan 2017

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/mondaynightmassacre-internet-scalds-trump-for-firing-god-damned-america-hero-sally-yates

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    1. Anonymous10:18 PM

      Trump is a master of creating illusions in white or black. He claims others are weak and defining himself as strong. Trump lied our borders are open implying there is no vetting (recall the lie illegals are crossing borders to vote) while spinning he will institute extreme vetting.
      Ignorant people who believed his lies feel safe although the ban has invited danger to all of us.

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  23. Anonymous7:02 PM

    Good on Yates!! She's a tough one.

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    1. Anonymous8:24 PM

      She's fired! lol.

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    2. Anonymous9:43 PM

      She's fired! lol.
      ============
      Better to be fired for doing her job then uphold a possible illegal E.O..

      It is called having integrity, ethics and principles. A few terms, which I am sure, you are not familiar with. Lol, now run along and get your dictionary.

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    3. Anonymous10:19 PM

      lol. She is fired moron. She should have simply resigned earlier as anyone with any true professionalism and class would do when politically or otherwise at odds with a new presidents administration. Instead she exposed her true liberal hysteria and an apparent need for attention. She likely has severe psychological issues and it is good she was exposed as such before she caused any real damage. Fired!

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    4. Anonymous10:34 PM

      @ 10:19 LOL you obviously know nothing about her appointment. Just your usual unhinged postings

      By the way her replacement was also appointed by Obama, so much for your other posting about house cleaning.

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    5. Anonymous12:27 AM

      10:19 PM You are the moron, asshole, Trump has the obvious psychological issues:

      https://i1.wp.com/4fc.7d2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/donald-ivanka.jpg

      https://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/10/28/trump-says-favorite-thing-in-common-with-daughter-ivanka-is-sex/21594158/

      http://www.metro.us/_internal/gxml!0/r0dc21o2f3vste5s7ezej9x3a10rp3w$eo7s9ao0zzvwhfz57dua9kal0o1y3r4/Ivanka-Trump-lap-dance-_-Getty.jpeg

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ0b2Xoj84I

      http://liberalsociety.com/breaking-testimony-of-trumps-child-rape-victim-is-released-what-he-forced-her-to-do-is-beyond-despicable/

      If that is not a man and woman with an incest relationship, then the sun doesn't shine. Melania has good reasons to stay as far away from Donald as she can.

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    6. Anonymous2:03 AM

      I'd rather be fired than hauled into court for unconstitutional shit that could land you in federal prison.. How bout you, 10:19PM, or are you fantasizing about all that prison butt-stuff?
      Oh, and LOL.

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    7. Leland3:43 AM

      10:19, did it never occur to you that she may have stayed on because she loved her job and wanted to continue to serve THE COUNTRY?

      Did it not occur to you that she felt the position of Attorney General was a crucial one that needed someone at the helm ALL THE TIME?

      Did it not occur to you that standing up and refusing to enforce what she sees as an illegal EO is far more effective at raising an alarm than merely resigning in the beginning? Or that she has a LOT more REAL legal knowledge than Bannon or that idiot in the WH?

      She had the balls to tell Humpty Trumpty that he is WRONG and he had to publicly fire her. It won't be long (I hope) before even Congress begins to stand up and order him to stop being a hateful IDIOT!

      And she will have so many offers of employment coming her way it will astound her.

      What I am waiting for is her news conference in which she contradicts what he said in his tweets and the written announcement of her firing.

      As for her "psychological problems", you should look at that fat fuck sitting in that groaning chair in the Oval Office! Even the shrinks are publicly saying he's sick!

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    8. I see the idiot lol moron is in fine form.

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    9. Anonymous5:29 AM

      A temporary travel ban from seven countries is neither unconstitutional nor illegal.

      You geniuses realize that Obama himself signed similar orders in the past don't you? "Uh oh uh, but that was Obama and he was a constitutional law professor and he is the bestest, blah blah blah blah whine whine whine bitch".

      She should have resigned rather than shown disrespect to the office of the President, but she is a hysterical woman in need of attention unfortunately. She obviously never should have been put in that position to begin with given her inability to do the job as well as her apparent personal problems, which is now clear to everyone.

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    10. Leland7:22 AM

      Actually, 5:29, that is NOT the case. Obama targeted a specific action caused by an action by another government. There was no gross ban like that fat fuck's.

      http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/30/sorry-mr-president-the-obama-administration-did-nothing-similar-to-your-immigration-ban/

      And that's just ONE source. You can find many more if you even half-heartedly TRY.

      You must be one of those who actually believes that stupid Humpty Trumpty.

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    11. Anonymous8:13 AM

      Hysterical woman. Couldn't do her job.

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    12. Leland8:40 AM

      8:13, as far as her not being able to do her job? She DID! She refused an illegal act.

      And by the way, that is such an ignorant sexist comment.

      I'm waiting for the time Humpty Trumpty gets hysterical.

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  24. Anonymous7:08 PM

    BREAKING NEWS :

    Trump Fires Acting Chief Of Immigrations And Customs Enforcement
    This just came across the Twitters minutes ago.
    BREAKING: President Trump dismisses Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Daniel Ragsdale
    — BNO News (@BNONews) January 31, 2017

    Thomas D. Homan has been appointed to take over as Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency
    — BNO News (@BNONews) January 31, 2017

    There isn't a statement from the White House yet, but I will update this post as soon as I have details.

    Update: Ragsdale's replacement, Thomas Homan, was one of 9 DHS employees to receive the Presidential Rank Award in 2015......


    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/01/trump-fires-acting-chief-immigrations-and

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  25. Anonymous7:10 PM

    Shiney object. What else is really going on?

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  26. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Eventually Trump will realize that every single one of the people toadying to him today is going to make a bundle of money from tell-all books. They will make money off Trump and Trump will not get a cut.

    Trump's narcissism will suffer a permanent loss of positive narcissistic supply. That's when the real insanity will start.

    2-3 months?

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  27. Anonymous7:36 PM

    Is this revenge cause his daddy doesn't love him? He was bullied and wants to show how powerful he is?

    Good for sally. Now watch Bannon take over these jobs too.

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    1. Anonymous9:47 PM

      Trump might want to watch his back,bannon may have plans for him when he has outlived his usefulness.

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  28. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Drumpf is showing every sign of megalomania. This is his Husseinian Purge. In 1979, Saddam Hussein carried out an extremely public purge of over 60 members of the ruling Baath Party. Many were quickly tried for treason and executed. Expect more to firings to come...unless good people with consciences can (while there's time) step in and STOP THIS MADNESS!

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    1. Anonymous10:12 PM

      I was informed tonight that American ambassadors have been emailed that they may be fired. Their jobs are up in the air.

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    2. Anonymous10:22 PM

      Uh, 10:12, ambassadors often change with every admin, most definitely with new political party admins. Jesus you effers are dense.

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    3. Leland4:57 AM

      That most certainly is true, 10:22, but they usually aren't fired en mass. That leads to international confusion and hazardous situations that are avoided by an orderly replacement.

      This Fat fuck thinks he's a king and that he can do anything he wants.

      If he was going to replace all the ambassadors - which I agree is the POTUS' right - he might have begun thinking considerably sooner about who to replace them WITH!

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    4. Leland10:17 AM

      OH! And one other thing, 10:22. Ambassadors have to be confirmed by the Senate. Think he's going to be able to get them all done in a brief period?

      While we don't send ambassadors to every country, that's still a huge number of people to appoint and then have confirmed. That delay can cause MAJOR misunderstandings and massive confusion among governments.

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  29. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Oh goodie, what are Barron and Giuliani going to come up with?

    Are the going to pull the plug on the Internet tubies for 120 days because there are “a lot of BAD DUDES out there?

    Only tyrants rule by E.Os said the republicans. E.Os are unconstitutional said trump.

    Oh right only when the black guy writes them.
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    Trump expected to sign cyber security executive order Tuesday: source

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on cyber security on Tuesday, a source familiar with the situation said, marking the first action to address what he has called a top priority of his administration.

    The order is expected to commission several different reviews of the government’s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities, according to two other sources briefed on a draft of the order that circulated last week.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/trump-expected-to-sign-cyber-security-executive-order-tuesday-source/

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  30. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Nixon's resignation was forced by his fundamental error in making then altering the tapes of conversations between himself and others conspiring to obstruct justice.

    The Saturday Night Massacre was more an indication that Nixon was loosing it than a contributor to his downfall. Woodward and Berstein DID "follow the money". But it's probable that without the tapes (and the missing 18 minutes) that Nixon would have finished his term.

    Only the most ardent supporter of Trump can't see that he is loosing it. But we will need a fundamental error on Trump's part to be rid of him.

    There is certainly some in this administration that will exploit Trump's weaknesses until he is no longer useful, then invoke the 25th amendment. It's possible that Trump won't be allowed to make a fundamental error until he's been exploited to the hilt.

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    1. Anonymous1:59 AM

      He just made Fundamental Error #1. Bannon must've allowed it.

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  31. Anonymous8:24 PM

    All you guys here on twitter: tweet to that wanna-be dick-tater (sic) at his regular twitter account (the real Donald or whatever it is), and mention #POTUSBannon. IMHO, that will make this tiny-hands dick so livid, he will eventually fire Bannon, because he cannot let anyone be higher than him.

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    1. This is actually not a bad suggestion. Mock him mercilessly about how he's letting Bannon lead him around by the nose. He cannot take any sort of mocking or criticism at all.

      True, he may be stuck with Bannon because Bannon has the goods on him, but it won't stop him from busting a gasket.

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  32. Anonymous8:24 PM

    Oh goodie, what are Barron and Giuliani going to come up with?

    Are the going to pull the plug on the Internet tubies for 120 days because there are “a lot of BAD DUDES out there?

    Only tyrants rule by E.Os said the republicans. E.Os are unconstitutional said trump.

    Oh right only when the black guy writes them.
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    Trump expected to sign cyber security executive order Tuesday: source

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on cyber security on Tuesday, a source familiar with the situation said, marking the first action to address what he has called a top priority of his administration.

    The order is expected to commission several different reviews of the government’s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities, according to two other sources briefed on a draft of the order that circulated last week.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/trump-expected-to-sign-cyber-security-executive-order-tuesday-source/

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  33. Anonymous8:38 PM

    Most of Trump’s executive orders aren’t actually executive orders. Here’s why that matters.

    ............Issuing orders without consultation may undermine implementation
    The fact that many of the directives issued seem to have been drafted without input from the departments they affect will probably not help with their implementation. Normally executive orders go through a central clearance process managed by OMB. This is both to produce buy-in from the wider bureaucracy, and to protect the president against unintended policy consequences (and/or from the effects of sloppy or misleading language.)
    Orders are also supposed to be reviewed by the Justice Department for “form and legality,” ensuring that they are consistent with existing law and presidential authority.

    They’re not all executive orders. They’re mostly presidential memoranda.
    One last point — on vocabulary. Though nearly every headline (and White House staffer for that matter) has trumpeted a spate of “executive orders,” so far these directives are mostly not executive orders but “presidential memoranda.”

    Does this matter? Yes. Executive orders (EOs) and presidential memoranda (PMs) have slightly different purposes, though they blend together at the margins and have equivalent legal effect.

    Orders do just that: they order people in the executive branch to act a certain way, normally by changing structure or process. They might delegate presidential power, or set up an interagency committee, or a process by which the costs and benefits of regulatory proposals should be evaluated, or conditions with which federal contractors must comply.

    Memoranda tend to prompt action rather than to direct it. A president might use one to “suggest” to an agency with its own statutory power over a given area how that power should be used — that the agency should issue certain guidance about how a law should be implemented, or that it should come up with an action plan to review extant regulations and come up with new ones.................

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/01/30/most-of-trumps-executive-orders-arent-actually-executive-orders-heres-why-that-matters/

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  34. Anonymous8:43 PM

    "Anything else of concern, New York Times?

    Mr. Trump has the authority to fire Ms. Yates, but as the top Senate-confirmed official at the Justice Department, she is the only one authorized to sign foreign surveillance warrants, an essential function at the department.

    Isn’t it … interesting that he just fired the only person with the authority to sign FISA warrants considering the Justice Department & FBI’s open investigations into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia (pee hookers)?"

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  35. July 3 20099:09 PM

    Wasn't the Wasilla Methbilly fired?

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  36. Anonymous9:25 PM

    Slowing but surely little impulsive donnie is undermining his legitimacy. Putting all ‘YES men’ in is going to be his undoing.
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    When Sally Yates was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee before her appointment as Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III asked her a key question.

    "Well, you have to watch out because people will be asking you to do things and you have to say no," Sessions admonished. "Do you think the Attorney General has the responsibility to say no to the President if he asks for something that's improper?"

    He went on to use the Lynch nomination as an example of what he meant. "He appointed somebody who's going to execute his views. What's wrong with that?"

    But, "If the views the president wants to execute are unlawful, should the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General say no?"

    "Senator, I believe that the Attorney General or Deputy Attorney General has an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution, and to give their independent legal advice to the President," she answered.

    Tonight she made good on that answer, and was fired for it.

    Meanwhile, the new Acting Attorney General bows before Hair Trump:
    WASHINGTON (AP) - New acting attorney general directs Justice Department to defend Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.


    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/01/video-fired-acting-attorney-general

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  37. Anonymous10:03 PM

    Pence is Koch brothers puppet
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    Tensions flare as Koch promises to hold Trump accountable

    By STEVE PEOPLES - The Associated Press

    .....Despite the obvious tension between the Koch network and Trump administration, Koch leaders say they're confident about their ability to shape the direction of the Trump administration's policies from the inside.

    There is perhaps no bigger Koch ally than Vice President Mike Pence, whose staff and ideology has been in close alignment with the Kochs for years.

    Koch spoke directly with the vice president on the phone days before his inauguration as Pence considered hiring a Koch communications staffer, Stephen Ford, to serve as his chief speechwriter. Ford was soon hired, along with former Koch chief Marc Short, who now serves as the White House legislative director.

    "The reason we're optimistic ... is really Mike Pence," said Doug Deason, a prominent Trump supporter and major Koch donor. "If you think Cheney had power in Bush White House, just watch and see what happens with Mike Pence."

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  38. Anonymous10:08 PM

    if you are not frightened yet. You should be. Fuck the Busters.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/18/1601406/-Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-Steve-Bannon-Breitbart-Russia

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  39. Impeachment, yes. Someone start the countdown. That clock's ticking fast.

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    1. Anonymous10:25 PM

      Under what articles Jude?

      You actually have to have something you realize that don't you?

      (maybe you shouldn't answer that question and expose your ignorance)

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  40. Anonymous10:36 PM

    Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has replaced Yates as Acting Attorney General, the White House said. Boente was appointed to the U.S. Attorney position by former President Obama in 2015.

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  41. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Trump had congressional staffers that worked on the muslin ban sign non-disclosure agreements swearing them to secrecy!
    ============================

    This is The Big Story

    For all the pyrotechnics at the Justice Department today, this may be the bigger story. There's been confusion over the last three days over whether Republicans on Capitol Hill were briefed, consulted or involved in writing President Trump's now infamous immigration executive order. The White House has said they were. Republicans on the Hill said the first they heard of it was in news reports.

    Now we have an explanation.

    According to this story in Politico, the White House worked with senior staffers on the House Judiciary Committee to draft the order. But those staffers, who work ultimately for Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), didn't tell their bosses. In other words, they secretly collaborated with White House staff without informing the members of Congress they work for. Indeed, the administration went so far as to have them sign non-disclosure agreements swearing them to secrecy!

    This is quite simply unheard of.

    To be clear, the executive works with Congress all the time to craft legislation. That's the President working with members of Congress, though much of the actual work is delegated to staff. All normal. It's congressional staff working for the executive without telling the members of Congress they work for which is the big deal........

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/this-is-the-big-story

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  42. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Mystery Convoy Of 'Military' Vehicles Flying 'Trump' Flag Spotted In Kentucky

    A convoy of military vehicles flying a "Trump" flag was caught on video driving through Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday.

    In the recording, four vehicles—the first flying a blue flag with "TRUMP" and "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" emblazoned in white—drive down Interstate 65, according to a report by the Courier-Journal.

    IndivisibleKY, a self-described activist organization formed after President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, posted video of the convoy on its website on Monday.
    Chris Rowzee, a spokeswoman for IndivisibleKY, said she was "disturbed" to see the flag on a military vehicle.

    "To show a partisan political leaning on a military vehicle is very reminiscent of Nazi Germany," she said, as quoted by the Courier-Journal.

    Defense Department spokesman Maj. Jamie Davis said that it would violate regulations to fly that flag on a military vehicle.

    "That is not standard procedure,” he said as quoted in the report.

    Davis said it would also violate regulations to run a military convoy with no unit markings on the vehicles, and said he did not think the vehicles belonged to any service branch. Per the report, he suggested that they were military surplus.

    Tracey Metcalf, administrator for the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, said the color of the convoy suggests the vehicles did or do belong to the Army.

    Patrick Hodges, a spokesman for Ft. Knox, told the Courier-Journal that the convoy was not theirs, as did Maj. Stephen Martin, director of public affairs for the Kentucky National Guard.

    Army spokeswoman Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson said that photos of the vehicles were "too blurry to say if they belonged to Army units," according to the report.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/military-vehicles-flying-trump-flag-kentucky

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  43. Anonymous11:10 PM

    Sure hope those flags are made in America, like his bubba hats :)
    ===========================

    What Are These 'Trump Flags' About?

    ....But this is not the only appearance of the so-called "Trump flag." In Oregon, two men were arrested after circling a rally protesting Trump's Muslim ban executive order, while flying a Trump flag......

    Trump flags are available on Amazon.com in two-packs for $10.99 on sale right now.

    How long do you suppose it will be before Trump just hands them out free to his "private security" force?

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/01/what-are-these-trump-flags-about

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  44. Anonymous12:14 AM

    The Revolution Has Started

    Buy extra clips, shotgun shells, as many bullets you can carry, water, canned goods, batteries, matches, bow and arrows

    No time to be a man, leave your wife and children behind, they'll only slow you down and eat your supplies

    Good luck, God speed

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  45. Anonymous12:39 AM

    To get a better understanding of what's going on, read the Daily Beast interview with President Bannon from 2013. He brags that he wants to tear down all the establishments, including the heads of congress. That would explain why Fat Donald picked Cabinet heads that are totally against what their department stands for. Education to a woman who hates public schools. EPA to a guy who's sued them dozens of times. Labor to a guy who doesn't believe in minimum wage, overtime, or actual human workers. HHS to a crooked MD who wants to dismantle ACA and Medicare. And of course, Rick Perry to the agency he wanted to abolish. And now President Bannon is on the National Security Council, setting policy, and we are so screwed. Write your Republican reps in DC. Call their local office. Every day. All day. Resist!

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  46. She chose to support the courts until the matter was legally resolved.

    Trump just replaced her with a "yes man" who is going to support the ban.

    FASCISM!

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  47. "The term “regulation” is framed from the viewpoint of corporations and other businesses. From their viewpoint, “regulations” are limitations on their freedom to do whatever they want no matter who it harms. But from the public’s viewpoint, a regulation is a protection against harm done by unscrupulous corporations seeking to maximize profit at the cost of harm to the public.

    Imagine our minority President saying out loud that he intends to get rid of 75% of public protections. Imagine the press reporting that. Imagine the NY Times, or even the USA Today headline: Trump to Eliminate 75% of Public Protections. Imagine the media listing, day after day, the protections to be eliminated and the harms to be faced by the public.

    Congressional Republicans called for immediate elimination of regulations from the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Security and Exchange Commission. What would be eliminated? Protections against cancerous poisons in foods, drugs untested for their safety, unsafe drinking water, air pollutants that get into your lungs and can’t get out, fraudulent stack sales, unscrupulous mortgages. That is what our president and Congress are proposing, hiding it behind the word “regulations.” Words have meanings with real effects.

    Imagine reporters finding out and reporting all over America exactly what protections would be removed. Imagine Republican officials, and media in their districts (including social media) swamped with calls, letters, emails, and tweets from voters protesting the removal of such protections, day after day. That is only one example of shifting the frame — the word and the meaning of the word — to a public viewpoint."

    https://georgelakoff.com/2017/01/28/the-publics-viewpoint-regulations-are-protections/

    "President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

    "This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen. There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be normalized control," Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office, surrounded by a group of small business owners.

    Trump's latest executive action will prepare a process for the White House to set an annual cap on the cost of new regulations, a senior official told reporters ahead of the signing."

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-executive-order-slash-regulations-151135855--business.html

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  48. "The “expert” that President Donald Trump has repeatedly cited in his false claims of massive voter fraud was registered to vote in three states for the November election ― something Trump calls fraud even though it’s perfectly legal.

    Gregg Phillips, who originated the conspiracy theory that 3 million voted illegally in the November election, which Trump seized upon after he lost the popular vote, was registered to vote in Alabama, Texas and Mississippi, The Associated Press reported on Monday. Phillips only voted once, in Alabama."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-voter-fraud_us_588fe839e4b0c90efeffb58e?2e7gubvta4e1ft7qfr&

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  49. "White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he found it quite “sad” that Senate Democrats are preparing to filibuster President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, without even considering his or her qualifications.

    “He met with a bunch of Senate Democrats to talk about the qualities they want in a judge. And before they’ve even heard who this individual is, you’ve got some of them saying, ‘Absolutely no.’ That just shows you that it’s all about politics. It’s not about qualification,” Spicer told reporters in his daily briefing Monday.

    “The president has a right to have his nominees taken up,” he added. “And so for them the default used to be, ‘unless qualified, confirmed.’ And it is now going to, ‘always no.’ I think that’s a pretty sad message.”"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-scotus-nominee_us_588f95f0e4b0c90efeff1640?b63cjtt9&

    To which I respond, why? Obama had the right to have Merrick Garland considered and yet his nominee was blocked for 10 months. Trump shouldn't have any expectation of being treated better than the man he claimed was born in Kenya and had no right to be president. Well, Trump, you are mentally ill and unfit for the office. You have committed impeachable offenses. I think the Democrats are more than justified in blocking your nominee given that you may be impeached at any moment.

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    1. Anonymous4:13 AM

      Sean Spicer: Small Man Syndrome.

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    2. Anonymous4:48 AM

      No one in the new White House has the tiniest understanding of the Constitution. Bizarre.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous5:20 AM

      OMG, This is his whiny defense, boo hoo hoo those meanie Democrats, where has he been living in a cave?

      Hey Spicer, every heard of Judge Garland? Do you really want to use these talking points?

      Yes, Sean we find it quite sad that Senate Republicans REFUSED to have Pres Obama’s nominee taken up without even considering his or her qualifications.


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  50. Anonymous4:47 AM

    Shades of Richard Nixon. I wonder if any Republicans will dare to mention Nixon's name publicly in all of this. They have avoided mentioning him for decades.
    Beaglemom

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  51. This is why it is imperative that the Democrats block every supreme court nomination that Trump puts up.

    It's not enough that the Judicial Branch has disappeared from the White House.

    Trump wants to be King. He wants to be Supreme Dictator.

    He wants to "fire" anyone that crosses him and replace them with toadies and yes-men.

    You can be sure any supreme court nominee he chooses will be loyal to TRUMP, not the Constitution and will vote however he tells them to vote.

    At this point I'm thinking President Pence might not be so bad.

    That's how scary Trump is.

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  52. Anonymous3:27 PM

    "Being told to resign.."
    How pathetic: trying to cover your mistake with an "alternate fact". The true, documented, historical fact is that Richardson and Ruckelshaus resigned IN PROTEST, not because Nixon "told" them to. Look it up.

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