Friday, March 17, 2017

US forced to apologize after White House Spokesperson accuses Britain of spying on Donald Trump for President Obama. Update!

Courtesy of The Telegraph: 

The US has made a formal apology to Britain after the White House accused GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump in the White House. 

Sean Spicer, Mr Trump's press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday evening – initially made by an analyst on Fox News - that GCHQ was used by Mr Obama to spy on Trump Tower in the lead-up to last November's election. 

The comments prompted a furious response from GCHQ, which in a break from normal practice issued a public statement: "Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored."

Intelligence sources told The Telegraph that both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims. "The apology came direct from them," a source said. 

I swear every day I wake up thinking we cannot possibly go any further down the rabbit hole than we did the day before, and every day I am wrong.

You would think I would stop allowing myself to be shocked, but I guess I keep assuming that there must be a limit to the incompetency of this White House.

There must be, right?

Update: Nope there is no limit, here is Sean Spicer saying he has no regrets for accusing Britain of spying on his boss:  

White House press secretary Sean Spicer flatly denied Friday that the White House apologized to the British government after citing an uncorroborated Fox News report to allege that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama.

"I don't think we regret anything," Spicer told reporters at a gaggle Friday afternoon. Asked by CNN's Jim Acosta if there was an apology by the administration to the British government over the matter, Spicer replied, "No, we were just passing on news reports."

Unbelievable. 

53 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Washington (CNN)White House press secretary Sean Spicer flatly denied Friday that the White House apologized to the British government after citing an uncorroborated Fox News report to allege that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama.

    Earlier in the day, however, a senior administration official told CNN that Spicer and national security adviser H.R. McMaster offered what amounted to an apology to the British government for Spicer's comments on Thursday, when he cited a Fox News report that said British intelligence helped wiretap Trump Tower during the 2016 campain.

    "I don't think we regret anything," Spicer told reporters at a gaggle Friday afternoon. Asked by CNN's Jim Acosta if there was an apology by the administration to the British government over the matter, Spicer replied, "No, we were just passing on news reports."

    Earlier Friday, a White House official told CNN that McMaster spoke with his British counterpart on Thursday about Spicer's comment.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/gchq-trump-wiretap-denial/index.html

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  2. Anonymous2:28 PM

    The US had better get used to apologizing and to being embarrassed by Trump on a global scale.

    American prestige is gone forever, the world won't forget what America is capable of.

    This NATO bullshit is a case in point: Trump wants to monster NATO and make everyone else pay as though Europe is going to declare war on Russia when the whole world knows it's only the Americans and the Russians that are the warmongers. Trump likes to pretend that NATO doesn't serve US interests- and if US interest is suddenly Putin he would be correct.

    If Putin gets Europe he will get Amerika, just remember that. And Trump is doing all he can to make that happen.

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  3. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Is Defamation of character (Trump falsely stating that Obama did this) not a high crime or misdemeamor-- an impeachable offense?

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  4. Indy Arschloch2:40 PM

    Trump is verrückt.

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    1. Anonymous3:18 PM

      Verrückt is a German word meaning "insane" or "crazy"

      http://www.dict.cc/german-english/verr%C3%BCckt.html

      böse seems a better fit

      http://www.dict.cc/?s=b%C3%B6se

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  5. Anonymous2:55 PM

    From what I am hearing, I don't think McMaster is going to put up with this crap from Spice boy.

    Is this the breaking news that little donnie said was coming in a couple of weeks?

    No wonder little donnie went bankrupt several times, he is a poor manager and appears to hire only the worst.

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    1. Anonymous6:52 PM

      I've heard the same thing about McMaster, from someone who knows him personally. Look for Silly Spicey to bit the dust, see the underside of the bus...and soon.

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  6. The WH is full of vulgarian assholes. The biggest orange one is a nightmare.

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    1. Anonymous6:53 PM

      The words you are looking for are cheeto -haired, loofah-faced shitgibbon.

      your're welcome.

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  7. Anonymous3:06 PM

    On top of that, Trump made that idiotic comment to Merkel in front of the press today about the two of them being Obamas spaying victims. Obama did nothing re Merkel. What the NSA may have done was a different matter. He never gets the full story on anything before he shoots off that ugly veneered mouth of his.

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    1. Anonymous3:28 PM

      Hah, I meant spying, not spaying. Ouch.

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    2. Anonymous4:31 PM

      I'll go for a neutering if someone can even find those marbles under all that lard!

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    3. Anonymous6:55 PM

      Not sure if NASA will have the micromagnification scope to find them after all the cuts. SO that's what he was afraid of!

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  8. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Well that explains why little donnie fired him!!! Can’t have anyone prosecuting a crook in the trump admin.
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    Report: Ousted U.S. Attorney Was Investigating HHS Secretary

    Ousted U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was overseeing an investigation into current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s stock trades when he was fired, according to an unnamed source cited by ProPublica Friday.

    ... Before and during his confirmation hearing, Democrats accused Price of abusing his office for his own personal benefit, perhaps illegally.

    Price bought stock in Zimmer Biomet the same month, March 2016, that he introduced legislation to delay the implementation of a measure that would have negatively affected that company. .....

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/propublica-tom-price-investigation-bharara

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  9. Gee, Spice Boy, shouldn't the phrase news reports have been in, you know, "quotes"?

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    1. Anonymous4:28 PM

      Basically, the imbeciles in the White house do not have their shit together! Oh,I am a Nazi blah blah blah! No I am not! Etc .just own it , you yellow bellies!Bannon, fuck you !I am sick of these retards! Yes retards!and fuck you Sarah Palin you stupid retard !

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  10. Anonymous3:09 PM

    Ellen Meets A 5-Year-Old Geography Expert Whose Map Hilariously Burns Trump

    Out of the mouths of babes.
    Five-year-old geography expert Nate knows about countries and flags, but he also knows what’s what when it comes to President Donald Trump’s affinity for Russia.

    The preschooler showed his skills on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday, bringing along his map of the world with drawings of what lives in each country. Antartica had a penguin, Africa had a tiger and Russia had a Trump.

    “Why is Trump on Russia?” DeGeneres asked.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ellen-degeneres-5-year-old-map-trump_us_58cc32a0e4b0be71dcf4ae51?

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  11. Anonymous3:19 PM

    I know some people here find it odd that I pay attention to the fact that Trump has not visited Barron in NYC or had Barron down to the WH or Mar-a-Lago, so he's not seen his young son since 1/22 (Sunday just following the inauguration), but to me there is something wrong when a father who has all the money and means in the world doesn't make an effort to see his kid. (yes, I know, it's actually a good thing to not be near that freaky Lardass.) Unless he’s sneaked Barron down from NYC somehow, he’s not seen him. And if he has sneaked him down, why such an all-out effort to hide this—what is there to hide or to be so super-protective of since there’s so much SS around and no one can get close to the boy and start asking questions of Trump either. Well, it’s said that the Trumps usually like to spend Barron’s birthday in M-a-L. His eleventh b-day is Monday. Trump is going to M-a-L today. He has a VA meeting set up for tonight. What else for the weekend besides, surely, golf? Will Melania and Barron fly down to Florida? Will we actually know late Monday that Trump didn’t let more than two months, and his son’s b-day, go by without seeing Barron? If Trump has been managing to see Barron secretly, if Barron heads down to M-a-L this weekend, because of how Trump loves to use his family members to make him less hate-able at key times, I won’t be surprised if he golfs with Barron and lets photogs take pics, or at least someone from Fox and they’ll do a feel-good story on it. Any excuse of keeping Barron completely hidden due to protection will suddenly disappear. I won’t be surprised. No one’s mentioned Barron’s impending b-day. I see Trump using it as a little surprise to pull out and make himself look good with.

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    1. And in one month the su[itd bastard has spent 10 million dollars on his get-a-ways. President Obama spent 12 million in ONE year!

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    2. Anonymous4:30 PM

      I think that Trump has written Barron off as a pussy momma's boy, plus Barron seems withdrawn and kind of socially inept, not Trump's cup of tea at all when it comes to his spawn and who are favorites.

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    3. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Get a clue. He ISN'T a parent in the normal sense of the word. His kids are possessions until they are adult. Then he deigns to talk to them. He has no clue what FAMILY means. He has no clue what being a FATHER means. He has no clue what love, commitment, compassion, caring, or humanity ( int he sense of being humane) are. T.Rump is a monster. A vicious, vulgar monster. A threat to all that is of value to humans. A textbook case of abnormal psychology. (So are the Mercers (but that's for another day.)

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    4. Anonymous7:01 PM

      Trump has never shown any interest in his children until they are old enough to expand his greedy, unethical business practices.

      Barron doesn't seem to have the heartless, entitled attitude of his older brothers, so Trump might never be bothered to develop any relationship with him.

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    5. Anonymous11:07 PM

      Wouldn't Baron enjoy spending time in Florida,away from the winter weather in NY?

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  12. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Press: "President Trump do you have any regrets or want to apologize for inadvertently launching nuclear bombs on Rome, Paris and Zurich?"

    President trump: "I do not apologize and have no regrets"

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  13. Wow there is gonna be some real spin on this stolen laptop with Trump tower plans and info on Hillary.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/laptop-containing-trump-tower-plans-172618126.html

    "A laptop was stolen from a US Secret Service agent in New York and remains missing, the agency said in a statement Friday, amid reports that the device contained ... "

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    1. Anonymous3:32 PM

      Sounds like perfect timing. If it happened, it was created to help out that a-hole. Trump simply cannot admit to anything. If he ran over a child and killed her with his car, he'd not express shock or sorrow. He'd say something about it not being his fault.

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  14. Anonymous3:35 PM

    So, the UK's Telegraph did publish a pic of Melania and Barron heading to Mar-a-Lago with Lardass. It's about time he saw his kid. Wow. Two months.

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  15. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Off to The $outhern White House....

    https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/842751054769020928

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  16. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Hello?“I think he’s going to get himself out...
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/i-think-hes-going-to-get-himself-out-feinstein-hints-that-trump-may-resign-at-qa-session/

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    1. Anonymous4:09 PM

      I say we let him keep his title like Palin did, and the benefits and allow him to save face by saying he has a health issue and is doing for the good of the country.

      Everyone brag about his great work, great honor in stepping down and Be. Rid. Of. Him.

      Pence is no prize, but at least he won't insult allies and enemies. Not likely to get into a war over hurt feelings. And not likely to get us into a nuclear war.

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    2. Anonymous4:23 PM

      I don't trust Pence as far as I can throw him. Ask the residents of Indiana how happy they were that the veep bid took him out of his re-election run.

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    3. Anonymous4:53 PM

      I say we let him keep his title like Palin did, and the benefits
      ===================
      No !!!! He has already racked up a secret service bill of at least $12 million, not counting Melanomia and his children’s business trips.

      NO title and NO benefits, let him pay for his own trumpcare !!!

      He has done so much damage to this country, it will takes years to repair.

      I say house arrest for life in trump tower as minimum. Gitmo would be better for colluding with the russians.

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    4. Anonymous5:49 PM

      Let me correct myself.

      I don't want to give him title etc. But if we made him think he would benefit from going, maybe it would urge him on.

      You know, he must always be right and the best. If he thinks his "legacy" will be ruined (all 2 months of it) he will double down and resist.

      If he wants to save face, he'd better get out before things get too hot.

      Get him out fast, and then deal with the crimes he committed and how to get rid of Pence if he's committed anything questionable.

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    5. Anonymous7:24 PM

      As a refugee of Hoosierstan, I would prefer consistently wrong, rather than batshit crazy. Impeach T.Rump. Pence has some clue about consistency, and even though his moral compass always points due W(rong) at least he has one.

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    6. Anonymous10:24 PM

      Q-Tip President Pence? Shares are bound to go up in the stock market then lol

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  17. Anonymous4:01 PM

    3:35 A lot of Trump supporters would not see anything wrong with Trump not seeing kids.

    Remember, kids are women things, not he-man things. I bet a lot of Trump supporters, especially the older ones have never in their life changed a diaper. That's women's work.

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  18. Anonymous4:08 PM

    The governor’s race that could define the Democratic Party’s future

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-governors-race-that-could-define-the-democratic-partys-future/2017/03/17/cd8db79e-0a83-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html

    Chaffetz' iPhone 'Gaffe' Lands Him Well-Funded Utah Challenger

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz has strolled to four easy re-election wins in his Republican-friendly Utah congressional district, but now he's facing a surprising challenge from a Democratic political newcomer who raised nearly a half million dollars — by tapping into anger over Chaffetz' recent comment suggesting people should spend their money on health insurance instead of iPhones.

    Dr. Kathryn Allen has been transformed from a political unknown into a liberal hero for calling out Chaffetz on Twitter, giving her an early boost in name recognition ahead of the November 2018 election.

    Bolstered by a Twitter shout-out from comedian Rosie O'Donnell and a mention on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC, Allen's Crowdpac page donations spiked from about $18,000 the day Chaffetz uttered the comment to $467,000 as of Friday morning. The donations come from around the country and most are under $200, Allen said.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/chaffetz-iphone-gaffe-lands-well-funded-challenger

    Except it was no gaffe, it's the right wing, GOP, conservative point of view...straight up.

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    1. Anonymous4:28 PM

      Remember Chaffetz is a converted mormon (or as we say around our house moron, drop the "m" and then you see what those freaks are all about...)

      The morons, unfortunately always vote for their own, especially one that was converted to their own especially retarded version of religion.

      Moron world sticks with morons, that's the way it is, and they don't cotton to women seeking power, no way, morons like their women pregnant and subservient,

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    2. Anonymous7:26 PM

      And yet the dipshit Mor(m)ons have a problem with the way Muslims view women. GO figure.

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  19. Anonymous4:10 PM

    The repulsive worldview of Trump and Bannon, perfectly captured in one poll

    A new CNN poll out this morning tests one of the fundamental tenets of the Trump and Bannon worldview in a very illuminating way. It finds that large majorities reject the basic idea that undocumented immigrants who have been in this country for a long time — and have not committed serious crimes — should nonetheless be subject to removal.

    It’s the latest sign of a larger trend that goes like this: Little by little, the narrative that President Trump and his top adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, have been telling about what is happening in this country is getting translated into concrete policy specifics. And Americans are recoiling from the results.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/17/the-repulsive-worldview-of-trump-and-bannon-perfectly-captured-in-one-poll/

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  20. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Trump budgets for a dumber, dirtier America

    President Trump’s first budget is an attempt to reshape the federal government in his own image — crass, bellicose, shortsighted, unserious and ultimately hollow.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-budgets-for-a-dumber-dirtier-america/2017/03/16/3373adc2-0a82-11e7-b77c-0047d15a24e0_story.html

    Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why

    ...All schoolchildren will be taught by an F-35 wearing a Make America Great Again hat. They will also have new school choice options including the choice not to afford any school at all, because at school you are taught things like grammar and pronouns and spelling and history, and these are all potentially inimical to the future we are trying to build. We will also be cutting Meals on Wheels, as well as after-school programs to feed children, because they are not improving performance as we would like. Feed children just to feed them? What are we, SOFT? No. No we are not.

    AMERICA WILL BE STRONGER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN! Anyone who survives will be a gun covered in the fur of a rare mammal, capable of fighting disease with a single muscular flex. RAW POWER! HARD RAW POWER GRRRRRR HISSS POW!

    It will be great.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/03/16/trumps-budget-makes-perfect-sense-and-will-fix-america-and-i-will-tell-you-why/

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  21. Anonymous4:16 PM

    PUSSY GRABS BACK!

    "Well, when you have tiny hands and she has tapes of you committing treason, I can see why you'd sulk"

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/03/17/angela-merkel-donald-trump-handshake/99310398/

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  22. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Republicans’ four-point plan to help the poor get poorer

    Sorry, poor people of America. Republicans are quietly sealing all the exits on the poverty trap.

    It’s a four-part process, in which officials at all levels of government are taking part:

    First, reduce poor women’s access to the reproductive services they need to prevent unintended pregnancies, so they have less control over when, and with whom, they have children.

    Second, make it harder for any unexpectedly expecting women to have abortions.

    Third, make the adoption process more expensive, reducing incentives for other families to adopt the babies resulting from these unplanned pregnancies. (Yes, amazingly, Republicans plan to do this.)

    Finally, cut the services these involuntarily growing low-income families rely on to help support and care for their children, and to move up in the world.

    Let’s take a walk through the policies that constitute this poverty-prolonging policy four-step, shall we?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-republicans-plan-to-hurt-american-families/2017/03/16/3e4a952c-0a86-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html

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    1. Anonymous7:29 PM

      You forgot somewhere between one and three, bitch moan, whine and shame them for having too many kids, even if one is married, btu especially if one is a woman of color. Cast racist aspersions on them for their "hyper-libido."

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  23. Anonymous4:23 PM


    Meals On Wheels Sees 500 Percent Surge In Volunteers Since Budget Cuts Proposed

    Online donations have also skyrocketed this week.

    Meals on Wheels America says it has seen a 500 percent increase in volunteer signups and 50 times more online donations than usual in the 24 hours since President Donald Trump’s administration proposed eliminating the program’s federal funding.

    “It’s been heartwarming to see this groundswell of support over the last 24 to 48 hours,” Jenny Bertolette, vice president of communications for Meals on Wheels America, told The Huffington Post on Friday. “Volunteers are our backbone. We couldn’t deliver meals without [them].”

    Since Meals on Wheels, which delivers food to millions of elderly, poor and housebound Americans, draws a significant amount of its funding from donations, Trump’s proposed budget cuts wouldn’t totally shut down the organization. But the cuts could end up restricting resources to federal agencies that provide additional grants to the program.

    Trump’s “skinny budget,” released Thursday, would gut the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s entire $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program ― a blow to low-income Americans who rely on the services it funds, including initiatives like Meals on Wheels.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/meals-on-wheels-volunteers-budget-cuts_us_58cc1741e4b0ec9d29dbc991?11r590ogo23issjor&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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  24. You know what this means, right?

    It means that the Kremlin helped the Trump Campaign to spy on the Clinton Campaign.

    Anything that comes out of Trump's giant orange anus maw can be turned 180 and reveal all of the crimes he's actually committing.

    Because of his ego and personality flaws, he simply assumes others operate exactly as he does. So if he's accusing Obama of wiretapping him, he did it to Clinton (or had it done.) We don't need him to accuse others of lying to know he is a fucking liar.

    So whatever he says, just flip it and he's basically admitted to doing exactly that.

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    1. Anonymous5:07 PM

      No, I'm pretty sure he's confusing the FISA warrant for his servers, which were legal, with "wiretapping." Because go back to the original day the story was reported and read the stuff that Lindsay Graham et al said. The story on the FISA stuff was getting hot when he made this stupid claim. Now no one is talking about that, anymore, btw, which is exactly what he wanted. Plus, I'm pretty sure he wants to make a case to investigate Obama/have him arrested.

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    2. Anonymous7:33 PM

      That last- chilling, and yes, that is my fear too. In which case he would have civil war.

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  25. Anonymous6:49 PM

    The UK and President Obama (ALWAYS MY president) should sue T.Rump Tiny Hands for defamation.

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  26. "Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office.

    Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while serving in Congress. The Georgia lawmaker traded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares in health-related companies, even as he voted on and sponsored legislation affecting the industry.

    Price testified at the time that his trades were lawful and transparent. Democrats accused him of potentially using his office to enrich himself. One lawmaker called for an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, citing concerns Price could have violated the STOCK Act, a 2012 law signed by President Obama that clarified that members of Congress cannot use nonpublic information for profit and requires them to promptly disclose their trades.

    The investigation of Price’s trades by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which hasn’t been previously disclosed, was underway at the time of Bharara’s dismissal, said the person."

    "Along with the Price matter, Bharara’s former office is investigating allegations relating to Fox News, and has been urged by watchdog groups to look into payments Trump has received from foreign governments through his Manhattan-based business. Bharara’s former deputy, Joon Kim, is now in charge of the office, but Trump is expected to nominate his replacement within weeks."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fired-us-attorney-preet-bharara-said-to-have-been-investigating-hhs-secretary-tom-price_us_58cc2b1ee4b0be71dcf4a17b?

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  27. We know Bannon is behind Trump. But who is behind Bannon?

    http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/mercers/

    If you're not scared yet, you should be now. Shitting kittens scared.

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  28. Anonymous7:34 AM

    Where is Trump's and US apology to President Obama?

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    1. He'll *NEVER* apologize to Obama or admit he was wrong. He'll just double down. If necessary direct the blame elsewhere and have Spicy and Conjob clean up the mess. You can be sure he *will* come up with something juicy to distract the masses and the media.

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