Wednesday, January 18, 2017

US Press Corps writes open letter to Donald Trump.

Courtesy of the Columbia Journalism Review:

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT ELECT: 

In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we see the relationship between your administration and the American press corps. 

It will come as no surprise to you that we see the relationship as strained. Reports over the last few days that your press secretary is considering pulling news media offices out of the White House are the latest in a pattern of behavior that has persisted throughout the campaign: You’ve banned news organizations from covering you. You’ve taken to Twitter to taunt and threaten individual reporters and encouraged your supporters to do the same. You’ve advocated for looser libel laws and threatened numerous lawsuits of your own, none of which has materialized. You’ve avoided the press when you could and flouted the norms of pool reporting and regular press conferences. You’ve ridiculed a reporter who wrote something you didn’t like because he has a disability. 

All of this, of course, is your choice and, in a way, your right. While the Constitution protects the freedom of the press, it doesn’t dictate how the president must honor that; regular press conferences aren’t enshrined in the document. 

But while you have every right to decide your ground rules for engaging with the press, we have some, too. It is, after all, our airtime and column inches that you are seeking to influence. We, not you, decide how best to serve our readers, listeners, and viewers. So think of what follows as a backgrounder on what to expect from us over the next four years. 

There is more but that is the main gist. 

I think it's great that the press lays this out right at the beginning, even though I have every confidence that Trump will try to split and work different news agencies against each other.

In the end I think that Trump will be facing the most hostile and aggressive group of reporters to ever cover an American presidency.

And that will be very good news for the American people and bad news indeed for the Liar-in-Chief.

62 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Just finished watching President Obama's final news press and it was outstanding!

    He's going to stay involved after his presidency which was the best news America could have heard with Trump in our future!

    There is no way in Hell Trump will ever measure up to President Obama. He doesn't have the class, eloquence, smartness, vocabulary or abilities as does President Obama!

    Trump IS the EVIL in our world! I feel better knowing that President Obama will be keeping a watchful eye and responding!

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  2. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Just watched BO's final press conference. Excellent in so many ways--besides just seeing how smart the guy is--and it was good to hear him reiterate what Earnest said yesterday re the press's rights and responsibilities, and really emphasize how important their job is.

    My favorite question came at the end. The reporter referred to MO's speeches on the trail and there was no mistaking that a reference was being made to that o-grabbing POS and how he has assuakted women and treated women like dirt and gotten away with it. I so wished BO had been able to be a little more direct in his response by standing up for females against males who assault and demean, but I understand that he had to be careful.

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    1. Anonymous12:36 PM

      Oops, I meant P-grabbing!

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  3. Anonymous11:54 AM

    If the recent past has shown us anything it is that the American press corps can't write ENOUGH about Donald Trump and be it negative or positive they covered his every tweet, speech, rally, assault charge, and bowel movement from the last 3 decades.

    Seems like they have themselves a little "Trump habit" and I seriously doubt that even if he disinvites them from the Whitehouse property that they'll stop devoting 90% of their resources to writing about him.

    Positive or negative, Trump's supporters eat it up and the press certainly can't seem to quit him.

    Sorry but I just have to laugh at them beating their little fists on their desks now that Trump no longer requires their 24/7 media coverage.

    Media guys and gals? Your nonstop coverage got him elected and guess what, now he no longer needs you. This is what a Trump Presidency looks like, better get used to it.

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    1. Anonymous12:29 PM

      Have to mostly agree with your comment. The press thought they could control the presidency, and for some time they have had at least some leverage in that regards. Now they have been stripped of whatever press power they thought they had, and they don't seem to realize it. The public confidence has eroded and has long lost interest in fluff press, and now the President doesn't need them either. Oops.

      There is a new sheriff in town and the new sheriff could not give two craps about them, and he will not back down from thinly veiled threats. If anything, he enjoys the fight and will be the first one to show up to battle.

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    2. Anonymous1:06 PM

      12:29: Laughable. Your new sheriff is about as good as Sheriff Arpaio. As in, not at all.

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    3. Anonymous1:54 PM

      1:06 what is laughable is that you think anyone who can think objectively (or doesn't think exactly like you), must be with Trump, or whoever your make believe enemy of the day is. That is exactly the kind of closed off closed minded thinking that served up the Presidency to Trump.

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  4. About time! But what a way to learn the lesson of what is means to have a real free press that speaks to dictatorships regardless of the costs. The ratings $$ god must die.

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  5. Anonymous12:07 PM

    This coming just after President Obama's very nice thank you to his very able press secretary, Josh Earnest. And the president was correct, "Josh Earnest" is the perfect name for a press secretary.
    Beaglemom

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  6. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Found this at a link at Malcolm Nance's Twitter. VERY good stuff in here re how Russia seems to have funneled money into the US to pay for who worked for them as they hacked away and also re Trump's camp looking connected to the Russians' influence on the election.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article127231799.html

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    1. Anonymous12:54 PM

      "Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said. One of the allegations involves whether a system for routinely paying thousands of Russian-American pensioners may have been used to pay some email hackers in the United States or to supply money to intermediaries who would then pay the hackers."

      "A key mission of the six-agency group has been to examine who financed the email hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

      "The Senate Intelligence Committee has opened its own investigation into Russia’s involvement in the campaign. That panel will have subpoena POWER.

      "the joint inquiry was launched when the CIA learned last spring, through a Baltic ally, of a recording indicating the Russian government was planning to funnel funds aimed at influencing the U.S. election.
      Steele’s reports also alleged that Russian consulates in New York, Washington and Miami were used to deliver “tens of thousands of dollars” to Kremlin-hired operatives using fictitious names as if they were legitimate Russian-American pensioners. That “ruse” was designed to give Russia “plausible deniability,” Steele’s reports suggested.
      "However, Russia does not operate a consulate in Miami."

      "The BBC reported that the FBI had obtained a warrant on Oct. 15 from the highly secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court allowing investigators access to bank records and other documents about potential payments and money transfers related to Russia. One of McClatchy’s sources confirmed the report." “If, in fact, law enforcement has obtained a FISA warrant, that is an indication that additional evidence exists outside of the dossier,”

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  7. Anonymous12:34 PM

    I've noticed that since Trump refused a question from Jim Acosta and called CNN "fake news" that CNN has been much more critical of Trump and his so-called "policies". I only wish they had been more critical before the election.

    I'm enjoying watching the GOP scramble for a replacement plan for the ACA and though I don't wish any suffering for those dependent upon Obamacare, in some ways I hope they do repeal it without an adequate replacement. That might be the beginning of the end of that worthless party. After all, they have voted to repeal the ACA over sixty times previously with no replacement. Let them reap what they have sown.

    Sarah Roberts

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    1. Anonymous1:47 PM

      I was just wishing the same. The media gave Trump the benefit of the doubt for over a year as they chased after every word he uttered or every letter he tweeted. During the national campaign, the media virtually ignored Hillary Clinton's campaign unless they were complaining about "deplorables" without ever showing the context of the original statement and spent 99% of their meagre attention to her campaign on the bogus email issue and, maybe, 1% of their attention on her proposals for continuing the progress begun during President Obama's tenure.

      There would have been no shut-out of the media were Hillary Clinton were about to be inaugurated. Now the media is left dealing with the monster they (and their controlling corporations) wanted - a Trump presidency, complete with never-ending insults and lies, covered up ethical, financial and political indiscretions, and the looming shadow of Vladimir Putin ready to pounce all over Europe and Asia.

      Thanks a lot, US media. But I am glad that the media made the effort, albeit over a year too late, to challenge Trump's threats against them.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous6:26 PM

      There is an idea!! Hillary opens a magazine or a news outlet!

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  8. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Per russia, us are deviant, incompetent, meddlesome weirdos. lmao

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    1. Anonymous2:41 PM

      Just like the rest of the world judges Americans from afar we do the same to Russians.

      When you actually travel to Russia and meet the people, especially the regular urban and suburban folks like most Americans, we are very much the same. Humans with egotistical, narcissistic, power and wealth-hungry people in control of all aspects of our governments and using us as pawns.

      We people aren't the problem, our governments and their criminal overlords are.

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    2. Leland3:56 PM

      Nothing new there, 2:41. ANY decent historian could have told you LONG ago that it generally isn't the PEOPLE of a nation about which a government needs to be concerned, it's the GOVERNMENT of those people.

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  9. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Drumpf trademarked his slogan for his 2020 re-election and has a group working on his re-election.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/01/18/donald-trump-2020-election-keep-america-great-again/96712452/

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    1. Anonymous1:28 PM

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-new-slogan-is-from-the-purge_us_587f928ee4b0cf0ae8810f52?cg8ls7zofuwii6yldi

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    2. Anonymous1:54 PM

      So cheesy, how he had to choose the slogan right in the middle of an interview and act as if it was so spontaneous and so important and needed trademarking right away. Groan.

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    3. Only one problem.

      It's taken.

      The Purge: Election Year has already used it. It's on their posters. It came out in 2016 so Trump would technically be plagiarizing it. Even if he adds the exclamation mark, you know, like JEB!

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4094724/?ref_=nv_sr_1

      Though, you can’t forget that Mr. Trump wanted to add an exclamation to the end of his slogan, which makes it super different.

      Just look:

      “Keep America Great” vs. “Keep America Great!”

      Way more excitement. Way more fantastic.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-new-slogan-is-from-the-purge_us_587f928ee4b0cf0ae8810f52?cg8ls7zofuwii6yldi

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    4. Anonymous6:27 PM

      Haha loset.

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  10. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Please share his story>
    "lost my Christianity over healthcare reform in 2010,
    AKA ‘Obamacare’."
    https://www.facebook.com/brucehorst/posts/10154974575607878?__mref=message_bubble

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  11. Anonymous1:30 PM

    COMMENT FROM ANOTHER POST THEN READ WHAT COMES AFTER IT. TRUMP DID SAY IT

    Previous Comment:
    Anonymous10:15 AM
    I just heard on MSNBC that Trump will keep the press room in the White House but he said the press would have wanted to move across the street because 200 journalists want credentials.


    My guess is this may be Trump's way of picking and choosing the journalists who are friendly to him and kicking out the press representing America

    Breitbart (Alt-Right info sight) surely will get a press credential.

    http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2017/01/of-eight-shows-pitched-to-television.html?m=1#comment-form


    MEDIATE:
    Trump: I Won’t Evict Press from White House Briefing Room, But I’ll Pick Who Comes In

    ....“We have so many people that want to go in, so we’ll have to just have to pick the people to go into the room – I’m sure other people will be thrilled about that,” Trump said. “They’ll be begging for a much larger room very soon, you watch.”....

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-i-wont-evict-press-from-white-house-briefing-room-but-ill-pick-who-comes-in/

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    1. And, of course, we know who he's pick and who he's ban.

      But I don't believe the White House has a say. The Correspondents Association picks.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-briefing-room-will-stay-in-white-house-but-hell-pick-who-gets-in_us_587f70c4e4b01cdc64c89808?dyaqc5z8qbqnqm2t9

      "The current press room has about 49 seats, which are assigned by the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA).

      According to WHCA President Jeff Mason, a Reuters correspondent, the association took over the job of assigning seats in the press room over two decades at the request of Republican and Democratic administrations who wanted to avoid the appearance of playing favorites."

      Of course, he still owns the Post Office Hotel so he can ban the press there.

      http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2017/01/trump-dc-hotel-bans-media-inauguration-week-233766?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange

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  12. Anonymous1:37 PM

    And of course Lardass retaliated. He said, okay, we won't move the press corps, but he'll decide which reporters get the seats. Traditionally it's decided otherwise:

    http://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-01-18/trump-wont-remove-press-from-white-house-but-says-he-will-pick-who-gets-in

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    1. And they've banned the press from his hotel.

      http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2017/01/trump-dc-hotel-bans-media-inauguration-week-233766?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange

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  13. Anonymous1:55 PM

    Gryph, I don't know if you already covered this?


    WASHINGTON POST:
    How one deplorable sign at an anti-Trump protest foreshadows the fight over fake news

    https://youtu.be/IMjlJGkSO88
    (See video attached to above post)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/15/how-one-deplorable-sign-at-an-anti-trump-protest-foreshadows-the-fight-over-fake-news/?utm_term=.6d28f545b021


    SNOPES:
    Rape Melania’ Sign at Anti-Trump Protest
    Social media was lit up by a photograph of a man holding up a deplorable sign outside of Donald Trump’s new hotel in Washington, D.C.

    http://www.snopes.com/2016/11/14/melania-sign-at-anti-trump-protest/


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    1. Anonymous2:32 PM

      I detest Donald Trump and have no liking of Melania but I think that sign is totally unacceptable. No one should want anyone raped. Horrible.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous3:27 PM

      It's probably a reich wing drumph follower - I think there's going to be a lot of false flags ..

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    3. Anonymous3:48 PM

      That's absolutely a fucking false flag.
      North Korea couldn't do better than that.
      Ridiculous. This shit needs to be exposed.

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    4. If you read the article, I think this is a "James O'Keefe" style sting.

      Some Deplorable came and held the sign backwards for his friend to photograph. When confronted by protesters he quickly left. Didn't take down his sign and stay. Why? They already had the photo they needed.

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    5. Anonymous3:32 AM

      I've read already that James O'Keefe, one of the worst publicity evil doers, has been hard at work trying to infiltrate groups likely to protest to foment trouble. What pigs these GOP henchmen are!
      Beaglemom

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  14. Anonymous1:58 PM

    'Credentials' will be available for every second Far Right blogger in the United States- providing they continue pumping Trump.

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  15. Anonymous1:58 PM

    You fuckers are not friendly to Trump so I'm, I mean you will probably won't be let into the press conference.

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  16. Anonymous2:00 PM

    O/T Six-agency US task force probing how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump

    ..... Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said. One of the allegations involves whether a system for routinely paying thousands of Russian-American pensioners may have been used to pay some email hackers in the United States or to supply money to intermediaries who would then pay the hackers, the two sources said.
    ... The working group is scrutinizing the activities of a few Americans who were affiliated with Trump's campaign or his business empire and of multiple individuals from Russia and other former Soviet nations who had similar connections, the sources said.....

    The BBC reported last week that the joint inquiry was launched when the CIA learned last spring, through a Baltic ally, of a recording indicating the Russian government was planning to funnel funds aimed at influencing the U.S. election..

    .... The BBC reported that the FBI had obtained a warrant on Oct. 15 from the highly secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court allowing investigators access to bank records and other documents about potential payments and money transfers related to Russia. One of McClatchy's sources confirmed the report......

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/six-agency-us-task-force-probing-how-money-may-have-moved-from-the-kremlin-to-covertly-help-trump/

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  17. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Oh Shit!


    Mother Jones:
    Six Agencies Are Investigating Trump-Russia Ties

    McClatchy has the latest on the investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump team:

    The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election....The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said.

    ....One of the allegations involves whether a system for routinely paying thousands of Russian-American pensioners may have been used to pay some email hackers in the United States or to supply money to intermediaries who would then pay the hackers, the two sources said....A key mission of the six-agency group has been to examine who financed the email hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta....

    http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/01/six-agencies-are-investigating-trump-russia-ties

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    1. Anonymous2:13 PM

      ....The working group is scrutinizing the activities of a few Americans who were affiliated with Trump’s campaign or his business empire and of multiple individuals from Russia and other former Soviet nations who had similar connections, the sources said....

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    2. Anonymous2:32 PM

      Yeah, on Greta's show on MSNBC just now, the McC people said there are 3-4 being looked at as persons of interest. They said some names do appear in that dossier and some don't.

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    3. Anonymous6:47 PM

      McClatchy was the one newspaper chain/news service, btw, that called BS on the Bush Admin in the run up to the Iraq War

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  18. Anonymous2:07 PM

    O/T Here we go with the “I think it means” which means he has NO CLUE what it means.
    ------------------------
    Pence Clarifies What Trump Meant When He Said 'Insurance For Everybody'

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/pence-clarifies-what-trump-meant-when-he-said-insurance-for-all
    -------------------
    OK, now I know he really thinks all Americans are as stupid as his supporters.

    Insurers are going to help to cover people. HA HA sure as long as you have $$$$ for your premiums. The only plan he has is the word “plan”.

    Trump Tells Fox News Insurers Will 'Help' To Cover People

    ... TRUMP: Well, you watch. We're gonna get private insurance companies to take care of a lot of the people THAT CAN AFFORD IT. That's going to take a tremendous burden off and they're going to be able to have plans. A great plan. So it's very important......

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/01/trump-pretends-health-insurance-inc-will

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    1. WTF.

      What philanthropic insurance company is he referring to? Because that is NOT the business of insurance companies. Their job is to deny you the insurance you paid for while taking as much money from you as possible.

      Private insurance companies have always provided insurance to THOSE THAT COULD AFFORD IT. Duh. That's what they do.

      It's the people who can't afford it who are the problem. They are going to go back to gumming up the ER instead of an office visit and people will be sicker or die from preventable stuff because they don't go to the doctor at all.

      You know, the way it used to be.

      Michael Moore nailed it in Sicko and Where should we invade next?

      We all know what the answer is. Universal healthcare. Single Payer.

      We also know the Republicans will never agree to it. Their health care plan is don't get sick and if you do, die quickly.

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    2. Anonymous3:29 AM

      What an amazing notion, the "philanthropic" insurance company! What a novelty! What a pipe dream for Price and Trump!
      Beaglemom

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  19. Anonymous2:09 PM

    O/T If the press and citizens continue to question his legitimacy, I think it will cause him to either do something very dangerous and stupid or cause a nervous breakdown.

    Long article, but worth reading,
    -------------------------
    ‘He has this deep fear that he is not a legitimate president’

    ..... From his pick of nominees for posts in his cabinet to his belligerent use of Twitter (our conversation was a day before he traded barbs with Congressman John Lewis) to his unwillingness to cut ties with his business to avoid conflicts of interest, they see the same person they’ve always seen—the consummate classroom troublemaker; a vain, insecure bully; and an anti-institutional schemer, as adept at “gaming the system” as he is unashamed. As they look ahead to his inauguration speech in two days, and to his administration beyond, they feel confident predicting that he will run the country much as he has run his company. For himself.

    “He’s not going to be that concerned with the actual competent administration of the government,” D’Antonio said. “It’s going to be what he seems to be gaining or losing in public esteem. So almost like a monarch. The figurehead who rallies people and gets credit for things.”....................

    .... Do you think he is going to pick fights with leaders of other countries? In other words, is there any indication that he would be able to separate the interests of the country now from his own personal pique?

    Blair: Zero.
    O’Brien: Absolutely not. There will be no divide there. The whole thing has been a vanity show from the second he ran to the Republican Convention. I think we can expect to see the same on Inauguration Day.


    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/trump-biographers-presidency-legitimate-214655

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    1. Anonymous2:42 PM

      EVERYTHING is about $eXxx, BULLing and MonEy
      " The only things that have kept him awake at night historically are money, sex, food, and revenge. And if you take those things out of the mix, it’s not like he ponders the deeper meaning of life. "
      Enjoy the drumpf Reign

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  20. Anonymous2:17 PM

    On January 20th, will President Trump order his flunkies (that he placed to head these different departments) to stop all investigations against him? Do not continue on the Trump-Russian ties!

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  21. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Trump Will HATE What Stephen Colbert Just Did To Him – It’s Pure Comedy Genius (VIDEO)

    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/01/18/trump-will-hate-what-stephen-colbert-just-did-to-him-its-pure-comedy-genius-video/

    Trump Just Offered The Most BIZARRE Excuse For Russian Prostitute Urination Scandal (VIDEO)

    Insane Trump Ally Claims He’s Victim Of Russian-Style Assassination Attempt (VIDEO)

    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/01/18/insane-trump-ally-claims-hes-victim-of-russian-style-assassination-attempt-video/

    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/01/18/trump-just-offered-the-most-bizarre-excuse-for-russian-prostitute-urination-scandal-video/

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  22. Anonymous2:35 PM

    FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump

    The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said.

    The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said.

    Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said. One of the allegations involves whether a system for routinely paying thousands of Russian-American pensioners may have been used to pay some email hackers in the United States or to supply money to intermediaries who would then pay the hackers, the two sources said.


    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article127231799.html

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/18/6-agencies-investigating-russian-money-trail-bring-trump.html

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  23. Anonymous2:36 PM

    New Poll Shows 70 Percent of Americans Disapprove of Trump’s Use of Twitter

    "Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say that Trump's use of Twitter is a bad idea," Only 9 percent say they "strongly support" his use of Twitter

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/18/poll-shows-70-percent-americans-disapprove-trumps-twitter.html

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  24. Anonymous2:37 PM

    It turns out that Trump isn’t bringing jobs back to America. Corporations have quickly learned to reissue old growth plans as new to avoid the wrath of the president-elect’s Twitter. In other words, Trump is being duped by corporate America.

    NBC News reported that companies are afraid of having their stock price dinged by a negative Trump tweet, so they are taking old or existing expansion plans and reissuing them as new, “But peel back a layer and the promises come with some caveats. A company’s plan to increase capital expenditures, which include jobs and facility improvements, are typically years in the making. Some of these “announcements” are old news in a new hat.”

    The jobs that Trump touted from WalMart, Amazon, Sprint, Bayer, and GM had already been announced, were already planned, or were part of the company’s normal yearly growth strategy.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/18/great-trump-jobs-fraud-companies-expansion-plans-fool-president-elect.html

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    1. Anonymous3:02 PM

      If Trump was actually the businessman he claims to be he'd recognize this strategy and call them on it, but he's as much a sham as a businessman as he is a potus.

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  25. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Rapper T.I. Just Released A Jaw-Dropping Letter To President-Elect Donald Trump

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/read-tis-candid-open-letter-to-donald-trump-w461077

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  26. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Nixon’s Former Lawyer Just Issued A Statement About Trump That Speaks Volumes

    Former White House Counsel to disgraced President Richard Nixon is worried sick about what America will be like under Trump’s incoming presidential administration — literally. John Dean told The Atlantic that he’s literally had nightmares about a Trump presidency, saying, “I’m not somebody who remembers the details of dreams. I just know that they were so bad that I’d force myself awake and out of bed just to get away from them.”

    Dean’s worry is birthed out of the fact that he’s not just looking at Trump as a concerned American.

    Rather, he’s looking at Trump as a concerned American who also has an intimate perspective on what may be one of the most corrupt presidential administrations in American history — and he fears that the one about to begin may be worse. That, obviously, is saying something, since Richard Nixon, Dean’s former boss and the man he came to know so well was so corrupt that, facing impeachment, he became the only U.S. president to ever resign from the office.

    Dean told The Atlantic:

    ‘The American presidency has never been at the whims of an authoritarian personality like Donald Trump. He is going to test our democracy as it has never been tested… I don’t think Richard Nixon even comes close to the level of corruption we already know about Trump.’

    http://www.bipartisanreport.com/2017/01/17/nixons-former-lawyer-just-issued-a-statement-about-trump-that-speaks-volumes/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/john-dean-interview/513215/?utm_source=fbb

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  27. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Obama Puts Trump To Shame By Delivering A Lesson In Total Presidential Class

    During his final press conference, President Obama thanked the press and demonstrated to Donald Trump how the President Of The United States supposed to treat the free press.

    Obama thanked the press and said, “I have enjoyed working with all of you. That, of course, doesn’t mean that I’ve enjoyed every story that you have filed, but that’s the point of this relationship. You’re not supposed to be sycophants. You’re supposed to be skeptics. You’re supposed to ask me tough questions. You’re not supposed to be complimentary, but you’re supposed to cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power, and make sure that we are accountable to the people who sent us here.”

    President Obama understands how the president and press relationship is supposed to work. The media is not a president’s cheering section. The free press does not exist to give the president good publicity. Presidents don’t get rate the media as good or bad based on the tone of the coverage.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/18/obama-puts-trump-shame-delivering-lesson-total-presidential-class.html

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  28. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Excuse me Ladies: Would you mind if several hundred thousand of us men joined you on Saturday?

    ...So guys, let’s take this day to join your mothers, sisters, wife and daughters, and your other brothers and make it clear to Mr. ‘P’-grabber and his minions that the rights of our loved ones are OFF LIMITS to his tiny fingers…

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/18/1621768/-Excuse-me-Ladies-Would-you-mind-if-several-hundred-thousand-of-us-men-joined-you-on-Saturday

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    1. Anonymous3:52 PM

      Yes! Please do!!!

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  29. Anonymous2:59 PM

    More than 60 House Democrats are now boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/18/1621903/-More-than-50-House-Democrats-are-now-boycotting-Donald-Trump-s-inauguration

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    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      Awesome. Their names should be put on billboards across the nation, to remind all voters in future elections of these paid representatives that don't believe in the American system of free elections or the constitutional transfer of powers. Dangerous to have these folks in government.

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    2. Anonymous3:46 PM

      Perhaps, Anon at 3:29 pm, it's more ominous to have people who support Trump who is likely to be Putin's puppet come 12:05 pm or so on Friday afternoon. I respect politicians who are willing to take independent steps. If only a few Republicans would have rejected the past eight years of sedition. A lot more could have been accomplished.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous3:52 PM

      3:29 Go away.

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    4. Anonymous4:03 PM

      Just because you keep repeating that mantra so much that you believe it, beaglemom, doesn't make it true.

      These representatives don't believe in the American system of power transfer, or the Constitution that they swore to uphold, and they should be outed. Maybe they are Russian puppets, as they no longer believe in our laws.

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  30. Anonymous6:40 PM

    Well, maybe if the press did their jobs over the last two years, they wouldn't be in this situation.

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