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#8633

Last time I replied to your nonsense you went missing for a few weeks.

There has been so much it’s not funny. Scroll back to find it.


#8634

The rotten racist Apple doesn’t fall far from the rotten racist tree, …


#8635

Wow.
So Mexicans are animals to be kept at bay now?
That’s taking de-humanisation of others to a new low.


#8636

Building a wall to keep the Americans IN isn’t such a bad idea.


#8637

Speech roundly criticised as fkn hopeless, … polling proves the numbers went in the total opposite direction to what it was hoped it would achieve.

gfh


#8638

Apart from the farking grossness of that naked hate message, is he that farking dumb?


#8639

Ana Navarro Blasts ‘Entitled Little Brat’ Donald Trump Jr.

The political commentator said the president’s eldest son was trying to “hold on to the fame of his father” to stay relevant.

Republican strategistAna Navarro slammed “entitled, rich, spoiled little brat” Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday night after the president’s eldest child likened the proposedborder wall to a zoo fence.

The political commentator told CNN’s Chris Cuomo she believed Trump was “echoing his father, who demonizes immigrants,” when he made the comparison in a now-deleted Instagram story.

Comparing the 41-year-old to the hapless Fredo Corleone character in “The Godfather,” Navarro said Trump’s latest controversy was another attempt “to hold on to the fame of his father” and “have some level of relevancy.”

“This is an entitled, rich, spoiled little brat whose only call to fame is being his daddy’s son, who hasn’t built anything of his own, who hasn’t done anything of his own,” she said. “He didn’t even make the cut that his brother-in-law and sister did to be part of the Oval Office and the White House staff. Daddy kept Fredo back home


#8640

Trump WH hires 17 more lawyers


#8641

#8642

Tomorrow the shutdown becomes the equal longest in US history. Likely will go on much longer.

Meanwhile, this:


#8643

Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

By Jeremy Herb, CNN

Updated 2024 GMT (0424 HKT) January 10, 2019

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify before the House Oversight Committee, the first major move by House Democrats to haul in a member of Trump’s team connected to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to a schedule published by the committee.

Cohen has agreed to testify publicly before the panel on February 7, according to a statement from Cohen.

“I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily,” said Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, in a statement. “I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with Special Counsel Mueller’s office.”

Cohen is coming to Capitol Hill after he pleaded guilty and was sentenced in December to three years in prison on multiple charges, including two campaign finance crimes tied to illicit payments made to silence women during the presidential campaign — crimes that prosecutors say Trump directed Cohen to commit.

Cohen cooperated with Mueller’s investigation after his August guilty plea, and his congressional testimony could thrust some of those still-private details he provided into the public sphere. Mueller’s team in court filings wrote that Cohen provided “useful information concerning certain discrete Russia-related matters core to its investigation.”

In a statement to CNN, Cohen said he agreed to testify “in furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers.”

“I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired,” Cohen said.

Cohen’s cooperation with Mueller prompted a falling out with his former client, with Trump attacking Cohen on Twitter, including accusing him of lying to try to lessen his jail sentence. Trump has denied directing Cohen to pay women who alleged affairs with Trump.

Cohen addressed his relationship with Trump at his sentencing, saying he had “blind loyalty to this man that led me to choose a path of darkness over light.”

“Recently, the President tweeted a statement calling me ‘weak,’ and he was correct, but for a much different reason than he was implying,” Cohen said at the time. “It was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds rather than to listen to my own inner voice and my moral compass.”

As Trump’s longtime lawyer and “fixer,” Cohen had connections to a number of the key questions surrounding the President, the Mueller probe and now the Democratic congressional investigations.

One issue is Trump Tower Moscow. Cohen worked on the Moscow project during the 2016 presidential campaign, which included outreach to Russian officials. Cohen initially lied and said the Trump Tower Moscow talks ended in January 2016, but he admitted last month those conversations extended through June 2016 when he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the project.

Mueller’s court filings revealed that Cohen had spoken to a Russian in 2015 who had offered “political synergy” with the Trump campaign while discussing Trump Tower Moscow.

The payments made or orchestrated to women during the campaign – to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal – to stay silent about alleged sexual encounters with Trump are also sure to be a hot topic at the congressional hearing.

Cohen is likely to face questions about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer as well.

The announcement of Cohen’s testimony is the latest sign that House Democrats plan to make oversight of every aspect of Trump’s life a key part of their control of the House.

It’s not yet clear whether Cohen will agree to speak to any other committees. Cohen spoke in 2017 to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees — and later pleaded guilty to lying to them about the Trump Tower Moscow timeline — and both have indicated they want to speak to him again before he begins his jail sentence in March.

Others in Trump’s personal orbit are also facing scrutiny, and House Democrats, having retaken the majority earlier this month, now have subpoena power. On the House Intelligence Committee, for instance, Chairman Adam Schiff of California has said he will issue a subpoena if necessary to obtain Donald Trump Jr.'s phone records to find out who Trump’s son called when Trump Jr. called a number blocked in phone records while setting up the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

Trump’s administration officials are likely to be summoned to Capitol Hill, too. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York is demanding acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker testify this month, and he’s threatening a subpoena if Whitaker won’t voluntarily appear.


#8644

What? I’m just telling you that Mueller made this claim via a court filing in March. I am saying that we need it to be tested before we can say KK is a GRU operative.

The March court filing mentions ‘Person A’ who later the NYT confirmed is referring to Konstantin Kilimnik. I’m not sure how the NYT came about the identify, perhaps it was leaked by Mueller’s team.

The birth of your first child will do that. I wonder if I can search your username in this thread to see if I can see your reply. I just went into all my notifications and saw that you liked a post in this thread from 25 days ago, nothing else comes up…


#8645

“When I said the used car I was selling you had “air conditioning” I was referring to the ability to open windows…”


#8646

lol


#8647

Not sure why Standard Chartered’s opinion is all that relevant, particularly when the IMF say that China became the world’s largest economy in 2014. Not fake news, just old news.


#8648

So it was all Obama’s fault!


#8649

Isn’t it a matter of nominal vs price parity?


#8650

Lol like him and his trophy hunting c__t of a brother have ever been to a ■■■■■■■ zoo.


#8651

Most likely different calculations of purchasing power parity. At nominal exchange rates, China is still a fair bit smaller than the US.


#8652

@FromOutside50 here you go fella