Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump told visiting Russian officials that James Comey was a "nut job, and firing him had removed "great pressure" on him. Update!

Courtesy of the New York Times: 

President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. 

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” 

Mr. Trump added, “I’m not under investigation.” 

The conversation, during a May 10 meeting — the day after he fired Mr. Comey — reinforces the notion that Mr. Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing.

This information came via an official account of the visit, which was read to the Times by one official and confirmed by another.

After this story broke ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Elijah Cummings, said that he is demanding to see these documents.

So to be clear the day after he fired James Comey, Trump then invited Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, along with Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, into the White House, to assure them that he was not under investigation and had just fired the FBI Director who was leading the investigation into his campaign's possible collusion with representatives of their country.

Okay so is THIS the smoking gun?

And if not, why not?

But hey if that's not enough there is also this from the Washington Post: 

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter. 

The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official. 

The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.

This story by the way was NOT denied by the White House.

Okay I'm guessing Jared Kushner the son-in-law on this one.

Well I certainly hope that Trump has himself a good ole time on his trip this weekend, because I have a funny feeling that might be his last one for quite some time.

Boy I thought I was looking forward to Comey's testimony before, but now......holy shit!

Update: And now Comey has officially agreed to testify in an open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

And the hits just keep on coming.

58 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:13 PM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/ex-fbi-chief-comey-to-testify-to-senate-panel-in-public-session/

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  2. Anonymous4:16 PM

    OIL&ARMS!
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/the-possibly-illegal-art-of-a-100-billion-saudi-arms-deal-trump-yemen-war

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  3. Anonymous4:36 PM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/trumps-best-defense-is-dementia-internet-in-shock-as-friday-bombshells-abruptly-rock-white-house/

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    1. Anonymous6:55 PM

      Well his “doctor” is going to have to be backdating a lot of medical records (fraud) for this one to fly.

      Also they are going to have to scramble for excuses why they were covering this up because he hasn’t been “crazy” in only the last few weeks.

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    2. Anonymous12:14 AM

      Is it true that Gryphen was a Palin supporter up until she got the VP nod from McCain?

      Just curious.

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    3. Virginia6:33 AM

      Go funk yourself, 12:14 AM.

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    4. Anonymous12:24 PM

      He was for a while, even writing an admiring post "My governor made a human being today, what did your governor do?"

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    5. Anonymous2:38 PM

      1`2:14-


      Don't bogart that shit you are smoking my friend! Send it around to some Donald Dump supporters.

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    6. Anonymous3:49 PM

      So Gryphhen is actually a
      "Frenemy". Gotcha. See yas!

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  4. Anonymous4:43 PM

    OT?
    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/may/19/swedish-prosecutors-drop-julian-assange-investigation

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  5. Anonymous4:48 PM

    Hahahahaha

    Hopes he's got his staff deleting and burning shit. That way they can rat hime out.


    Also too- closing the account deletes that chit amirite?!

    https://twitter.com/jaredkushner

    Fucking AMATEURS!!!

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    1. Anonymous5:46 PM

      Wayback machine apparently says he tweeted 3x in 2011 and they were dull tweets. The end.

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    2. Anonymous7:13 PM

      Posted my mea culpa below by mistake.

      here it is

      Anonymous5:31 PM

      My bad- I got fooled and posted bad info here!

      It's boy blunder Jared Kushner's account, but he apparently only used it twice and deleted the tweets years ago.

      Still hope he is dumb enough to have people doing shit they can be flipped and testify about!





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  6. Anonymous5:17 PM

    At least Trump will match the Federal prison issued orange jumpsuit for his first two weeks in the slammer. Maybe Jared can be his bunkie?

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    1. Anonymous7:16 PM

      I want Paul Ryan as tRUMP's Cellmate. Lying Ryan breathing Orange farts as tRUMP adjusts to prison bolgna sandwiches.

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  7. Anonymous5:20 PM

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/jared-kushner-russia-investigation-trump-song-in-law-probe-person-interest-a7745916.html

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  8. Anonymous5:31 PM

    My bad- I got fooled and posted bad info here!

    It's boy blunder Jared Kushner's account, but he apparently only used it twice and deleted the tweets years ago.

    Still hope he is dumb enough to have people doing shit they can be flipped and testify about!

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  9. Anonymous5:38 PM

    "...firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him..."
    -President Donald J. Trump


    What a dumbass!

    James Comey is the former Director of the FBI. You can't scare him!

    Stupid, do you realize that you keep poking the Giant, the Giant will rise and will personally see to it that your presidency and your Ruskie friendly administration will be brought down in disgrace.


    "And now Comey has officially agreed to testify in an open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee."


    We told you. You can't scare Comey.

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  10. Anonymous5:49 PM

    Next time Comey testifies I'm going to have wine and just listen but not look at his mildly nauseous expression. His pious act is a total turn-off- and kind of strange when you consider that everyone knows the very bad things he has done. He must be a Republican.

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  11. Anonymous5:51 PM

    OMG!!! They are all guilty!!!!!
    ==========================================

    The White House Is Weighing A Plan To Weaken The Special Prosecutor's Investigation Into Trump's Russia Scandal

    ...according to administration officials who spoke to Reuters anonymously.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is exploring whether it can use an obscure ethics rule to undermine the special counsel investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia, two people familiar with White House thinking said on Friday.

    Within hours of Mueller's appointment on Wednesday, the White House began reviewing the Code of Federal Regulations, which restricts newly hired government lawyers from investigating their prior law firm’s clients for one year after their hiring, the sources said.
    An executive order signed by Trump in January extended that period to two years.

    Mueller's former law firm, WilmerHale, represents Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who met with a Russian bank executive in December, and the president's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is a subject of a federal investigation.

    Legal experts said the ethics rule can be waived by the Justice Department, which appointed Mueller. He did not represent Kushner or Manafort directly at his former law firm.

    If the department did not grant a waiver, Mueller would be barred from investigating Kushner or Manafort, and this could greatly diminish the scope of the probe, experts said.

    .... But the administration is now mainly focused on placing a cloud over his reputation for independence, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/reuters-trump-mueller

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  12. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Trump will try anything and everything to derail the Russian Trump investigation and the further along the investigation gets, the more desperate trump gets.

    What does trump have to lose?

    If trump does nothing he has a lot to lose. His dignity for one.

    So trump will try anything to get in the way.

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  13. Anonymous5:59 PM

    little donnie is going to return from making a fool of himself overseas and find the locks on the W.H. have been changed.
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    CNN legal analyst: Trump’s ‘nut job’ remarks to Russians are ‘very close to a confession of obstruction of justice’

    ..... “If you just parse the words that Donald Trump says, it does seem very close to a confession of obstruction of justice,” Toobin said, according to Mediaite.com. “He is talking about James Comey, who was investigating him and his campaign in connection with the whole Russia campaign matter, and he says ‘I fired him and the pressure’s off.’ It doesn’t seem much more complicated than that.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/cnn-legal-analyst-trumps-nut-job-remarks-to-russians-are-very-close-to-a-confession-of-obstruction-of-justice/

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  14. Anonymous6:11 PM

    But, but, but he is such a good guy that little donnie would hire him again.

    This must be what Sally Yates warned trump about.
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    ‘A 5-alarm fire’: Russian spies overheard bragging that Mike Flynn was their mole on Trump’s team

    During the 2016 presidential election, Russian officials bragged in intercepted communications that now-fired National Security Adviser retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn was their patsy and would be the lever they would use to exert control over the administration of President Donald Trump.

    CNN political analysts Pamela Brown and Gloria Borger revealed the explosive information on “Anderson Cooper: 360” on Friday night.

    She continued, “Those conversations deeply concerned U.S. intelligence officials and it even impacted what intelligence the incoming administration was privy to because some Obama intelligence acted on their own to limit how much sensitive information they shared with Flynn.”.....

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/a-5-alarm-fire-russian-spies-overheard-bragging-that-mike-flynn-was-their-mole-in-the-white-house/

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  15. Anonymous6:14 PM

    Internet:
    White House does not dispute that FBI probe now includes a Trump aide
    42 Minutes Ago

    ..."I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job," Trump told them (Russians)...

    That statement would constitute the most direct admission by Trump that he had fired Comey in an attempt to impact the investigation....

    The White House initially said Trump fired Comey because of a recommendation by Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general.

    Trump later told NBC News that he would have fired Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation and that he had the "Russia thing" on his mind when he made the decision

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  16. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Gryphen, no need to "guess" it's Kushner. He's already been identified by Yashar Ali and other journalists.

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    1. Yeah I know that now, but when I posted this that had not yet been revealed.

      Though as you see I kind of assumed it was him.

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    2. Anonymous8:40 PM

      Like Father like Son, why is it you don't see much of Chris Christie?

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    3. He's busy preparing the indictment(s)!!!

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    4. Anonymous12:27 PM

      Not true, Gryphen, it was appearing on multiple news outlets hours before you posted.

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  17. Randall6:34 PM

    Yeah, well... it's all just so much balloon-juice and whining unless and until people get out and
    VOTE!!!

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    1. Anonymous5:34 AM

      Gotta fix gerrymandering first.

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  18. Anonymous6:50 PM

    Well that didn’t take long, however I expected them to say Mueller was bias because he worked with Comey.

    Maybe they haven’t figured that out yet, so they are going the usual trump SMEAR his character route.

    Little donnie should have paid more attention in history class when they taught the Nixon white house years because this is going to back fire bigly.
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    The White House may be looking at ways to undermine the special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with the White House, Reuters reported Friday.

    According to anonymous sources close to the White House, the administration has begun reviewing an obscure ethics rule in the Code of Federal Regulations, which could prevent Robert Mueller, the newly appointed special counsel, from investigating anyone who was a client of his law firm — which includes President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

    The rule restricts newly appointed government officials from investigating clients of prior employers. Mueller's former law firm, WilmerHale, represents Kushner — who has been in the spotlight over the president’s decision to fire James Comey from the FBI and for meeting with Russian officials — and Manafort, who is currently under federal investigation.

    If the White House couldn’t get Mueller removed, they’d use the rule to cast doubt on his impartiality, according to Reuters: “Under this strategy, the sources said the administration would raise the issue in press conferences and public statements,” Julia Edwards Ainsley reported. “Moreover, the White House has not ruled out the possibility of using the rule to challenge Mueller’s findings in court, should the investigation lead to prosecution.” .......

    https://www.vox.com/2017/5/19/15668168/report-white-house-undermine-special-counsel

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  19. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Does anyone know if this was the same meeting when he blabbed the Israeli intelligence?

    Did little donnie call up the russians and ask them over for tea and began bragging about how he gets great intel and firing the crazy guy or was there suppose to be a legitimate reason for the meeting?

    How often is he calling the russians over for “open scheduled “ meeting and what other secrets has he shared?

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  20. Anonymous7:06 PM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/russia-reactivates-highly-maneuverable-killer-satellites-could-use-them-to-cripple-us-internet/

    "three Russian kamikaze satellites have reawakened is spreading ripples of concern among scientists and defense officials — particularly given that if these satellites are mobilized, they could cripple U.S. access to the Internet."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3986616/America-prepares-war-space-Defense-chiefs-warn-Russia-China-internet-destroying-satellites.html

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  21. Anonymous7:29 PM

    In other words, pretend you are entertaining your toddler, not the leader of the free world.

    Light night comedians are going to have a field day with this trip.
    ============================================

    Tips for Leaders Meeting Trump: Keep It Short and Give Him a Win

    After four months of interactions between Mr. Trump and his counterparts, foreign officials and their Washington consultants say certain rules have emerged:

    Keep it short — no 30-minute monologue for a 30-second attention span. Do not assume he knows the history of the country or its major points of contention. Compliment him on his Electoral College victory. Contrast him favorably with President Barack Obama. Do not get hung up on whatever was said during the campaign. Stay in regular touch. Do not go in with a shopping list but bring some sort of deal he can call a victory.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/middleeast/trump-saudi-arabia-foreign-trip.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=b-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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    1. Feature Cokes, Big Macs, and taco salad at your formal dinners. Give him two scoops of ice cream, one scoop for everyone else.

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  22. While the rest of the world is focused on the imploding Trump White House, Fox is reporting on:

    -- College liberals
    -- The Seth Rich nonsense
    -- Hillary did worse
    -- Democrats wanted to fire Comey
    -- Anthony Weiner

    Special guests on Fox and Friends were the guys from Duck Dynasty.

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    1. Anonymous8:24 PM

      That is Joey Junker's twin/Sailor.

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    2. Anonymous2:45 AM

      LOL @ Hillary did worse--she was never POTUS and never leaked intel.

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  23. Some things never change. Barstool is back pimping her weight loss energy tea.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BUNroIih_cf/?taken-by=bsmp2&hl=en

    Note the van in the background of this photo: Waco (Texas) Baptist Church.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BUKeclKBGVp/?taken-by=bsmp2&hl=en

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  24. Anonymous7:55 PM

    DeRail a Train Wreck:
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/new-russia-probe-leaks-threaten-to-derail-trumps-foreign-trip/

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    1. Anonymous8:44 PM

      I heard that Stephan Miller, author of the Muslim bans, wrote the speech he is going to give on radical Islam in Saudia Arabia.

      What could possible go wrong; why worry about ISIS when the president puts us in danger.

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  25. And they said... Good.. good... release your anger....

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  26. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Report: White House Lawyers Looking Into Impeachment

    White House lawyers started researching impeachment procedures this week in order to defend President Trump from potential efforts to remove him from office, reports CNN, citing "people briefed on the discussions." The unnamed sources say White House lawyers have consulted experts on impeachment. That being said, White House officials say impeachment is an extremely unlikely possibility, as Trump still has the support of Republicans in Congress. CNN notes that Democratic lawmakers have also been hesitant on the possibility of impeachment.

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    1. Anonymous8:45 PM

      They are also looking into how they can get rid of Mueller or at least smear him.

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    2. Anonymous9:14 PM

      Gosh now why would you do that unless you are guilty :)
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      White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation: sources

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mueller-idUSKCN18F2KK

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/19/1664255/-White-House-Attempting-to-Hamper-Muller-s-Investigation-Already

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  27. Anonymous8:38 PM

    Kushner is brokering the Saudi arms deal. Just let that sink in, Saudi arms deal, the same Saudis that were responsible for 9/11, now we sell them weapons with which they kill mostly innocent civilians, just like they did to us on 9/11.

    Obama sold them over 100 billion in weapons during his two terms and now Kushner has brokered another 120 billion deal.

    How can we live with ourselves when we arm murderers, murderers who killed thousands of Americans on our own soil and have killed thousands of innocents in their own country?

    Wow, fuck protesting Trump we should all be loudly protesting these sorts of activities.

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    1. Anonymous9:16 PM

      Are we going to get paid this time?

      In the past we have given Saudia Arabia arms for “free”, in exchange probable for some oil deal, guess who supplied all the jets their air force, we did.

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  28. Anonymous9:43 PM

    Wow! Comey is 6'8" tall! :-)

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  29. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Why We Should Feel No Pity for Anthony Weiner

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/19/why-we-should-feel-no-pity-for-anthony-weiner

    How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/19/how-the-trump-effect-is-endangering-lgbt-people-worldwide

    Trump Officials: ‘He Looks More and More Like a Complete Moron’

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/19/trump-officials-he-looks-more-and-more-like-a-complete-moron

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  30. Anonymous10:12 PM

    Nearly a quarter of young people who identified as Republicans in 2015 now lean towards Democrats, according to a new study.

    http://time.com/4786694/donald-trump-republican-party-switch-poll/

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    1. Anonymous11:01 AM

      Let's hope they'll vote for Democrats in 2018. I'm not optimistic because young folks frequently talk big but do little.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Let's hope they'll vote for Democrats in 2018. I'm not optimistic because young folks frequently talk big but do little.
      Beaglemom

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  31. Anonymous1:33 AM

    Stephen Colbert pretty much put the realnutjob@dontrump in his place last night. He made it clear don john's trump is the real nutjob and belongs in a mental ward to receive treatment for his chronic lying. Don is a Clinical pathological liar. He will look you in the eyes and lie his fat ass ugly face off. And this is nothing new. Don has been a LIAR his entire pathetic life. It is disgusting that he rigged the election and for now pollutes the office. He must be removed

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  32. I just saw video from Trump's arrival in Saudi Arabia.

    Remember back when the rightwing howled with outrage when Michelle Obama showed up there not wearing a head scarf? Remember that?

    Check out the video -- look closely at Melania and Ivanka. NOT A GODDAM HEAD SCARF IN SIGHT.

    And, as we expect, not one complaint from the Republicans.

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    1. Anonymous11:00 AM

      And then, of course, there's the photo of Trump kneeling before the Saudi whoever getting a shiny gold medal on a shiny gold chain. I'm sure it made Trump's day! What hypocrisy!
      Beaglemom

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  33. Anonymous5:39 AM

    NOT...we will see...
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/senate-judiciary-committee-disappointed-over-comeys-open-hearing/

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  34. Anonymous9:34 AM

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Jim-Comeys-father-a-lifelong-Republican-calls-Trump-really-crazy.html?mobi=true

    "the Republican father of ex-FBI Director James Comey unloaded on the man who fired his son, saying President Donald Trump is “crazy” and “I thought he belonged in an institution.”

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