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Donald J. TrumpVerified account @realDonaldTrump
....big, fat, waste of time, energy and money - $30,000,000 to be exact. It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason. This should never happen again!
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Katie Johnson claims you raped her when she was age 13. Watch: https://dia.so/3hL . (Anti-tRump folks are always welcome to follow me. Thank you for your consideration.) #IBelieveWomen.
So, the Mueller Report ...
The conclusions of the (redacted) report, as I read them:
- Russia interfered with the 2016 elections.
- Trump’s campaign knowingly expected to benefit from that interference, and Russia knowingly expected to benefit from Trump winning. But Mueller couldn’t demonstrate active cooperation, so conspiracy charges could not be placed against anyone.
- Trump repeatedly and (probably) clearly attempted to obstruct justice, but didn’t manage to successfully do so because enough people — out of principle or out of fear — didn’t follow his orders.
- The above is only probably because Mueller couldn’t file charges against the president, obedient to Justice Dept. policy that the sitting president cannot be indicted, and so also, due to legal principle, he couldn’t accuse Trump without Trump’s being able to demonstrate his innocence in court. Yet. Hey, Congress + Posterity, here’s all the evidence I uncovered — when you have the power to do something, you decide what to do.
- At the very, very best, Trump (et al.) demonstrated himself as a reprehensible individual, more focused on his continued power than justice, ignoring the law and ethics and shame, and acting just the way you would expect the guiltiest man in the world to do if he could. If Trump didn’t (arguably, but implausibly) didn’t break the law, that’s the best that can be said of him. Which is a terribly low bar to crawl under.
- William Barr is a political hack. His redaction, as far as we can see, appears to be legit (to the extent that we can judge that with an eighth of the document blacked out), but his editorializing on the results both in his original four-page not-a-summary, and in his pre-release press conference, is spins in directions against what Mueller actually said, and when you include the pre-briefing that he gave to White House lawyers, he has clearly demonstrated that he sees himself as the President’s lawyer, not the nation’s.
Should he be impeached? Almost certainly he could be impeached by the House, and almost certainly he could not be convicted the Senate. Because of party — and you can point that finger both ways, sure, but from my perspective, these are in fact impeachable offenses (bearing in mind that impeachment doesn’t require a federal crime be committed, though the obstruction efforts pretty clearly constitute such).
On the other hand, it may be worth on principle forcing those politicians, of both parties, to announce their stand, to let the voters and posterity judge their actions. Not that I want a President Pence by any means, but I’ve turned the corner on deciding that Trump’s narcissistic sociopathy is a greater threat to the nation than Pence’s Christian dominionism.
Regardless of impeachment, there’s Election 2020, in “only” 19 months. And that’s the moment this nation will announce its stand … and posterity will judge us, too.
#nb #3sd-seriousstuff #mueller #trump
Originally posted at: http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/2019/04/19/so-the-mueller-report.html
Several NJ ICE detainees put on suicide watch
The jail has put 60 detainees on suicide watch since 2015, according to records Documented obtained from the facility. One detainee warned that a cellmate appeared to be having a psychotic break. Four detainees have attempted suicide in the last two years. Details of the death of one detainee indicate that Essex personnel failed to follow certain required procedures.There is one point in which you can tell that ICE is simply underfinanced and that it only requires more money on border security and subsidising that will cure the struggles ICE suffers from at the moment. But what you can read here in this article so far goes far beyond this point and can only be described as utterly irresponsible. A simple «We don't want those migrants to enter our country» won't suffice to describe what is going on there. This is no longer about one's personal preference in immigration policies, this is about maintaining the execution of human r9ghts, about empathy. Both points share bipartisan agreement, so I desperately wait for the administration on federal and state-level to act finally. Go ahead, Trump, do your f*cking job!
Among other things, the report stated that a loaded gun had been found by an immigrant detainee in a staff bathroom, food was rotting, shower stalls were unsanitary, mattresses were unusable and detainees lacked outdoor recreation areas.
One mental health counselor at Essex said “there were not enough mental health resources to meet the needs at the facility,” according to Eleni Bakst, a fellow with Human Rights First, who visited the facility in February 2018 and led the report on inadequate care for immigrants in New Jersey detention.
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Is Bernie Stealing Trump's 'No More Wars' Issue? - Antiwar.com Original
Does Trump really want to go into 2020 as a war party president?...
Does he want to go into 2020 with Democrats denouncing "Trump’s endless wars" in the Middle East? Because that is where he is headed.
Looking closely at the front-running candidates for the Democratic nomination of 2020 – Joe Biden, Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker – not one appears to be as hawkish as Trump has become.#Bernie Sanders #Trump #endless wars #Saudi Arabia #Yemen #War Powers Act #Iran #Israel #Jerusalem #Golan Heights #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Russia #Putin
#Politics #DNC #RNC #BritFam #Islam #BanIslam #BanSharia #LGBT#MAGA #Trump #Patriot #DraintheSwamp#GunControl #2A #JustWalkAway #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #AntiFa#FirstAmendment #FreedomOfSpeech #SocialMedia
Your Daily Reminder: This is Islam Beauty Met A Muslim Beast. Raped Her. Murdered Her. Continued to Rape Her Dead Body For About A Week.
How Trump tried to obstruct justice from investigating his relations to Russia
Drumpf has never hidden his hostility toward what he’s styled a “witch hunt” carried out by partisan and venal prosecutors. But many of the president’s efforts to fight back were made public for the first time on Thursday, and all of them appear to have been aimed at allaying Russia-related press scrutiny and federal investigations.Read on. Enough of the quoted chapters.
Over and over, Drumpf pressed underlings to pass messages to those who might damage him and to exert influence over investigations, often without success. At one point, in July 2017, Drumpf gave instructions to his former campaign manager, a private citizen running a lobbying firm, for firing his attorney general. Those instructions were ignored.
“Now that we fired Flynn, the Russia thing is over,” Drumpf declared, prompting laughter from the former U.S. attorney. Christie told the president that Russia would still be hanging over him on Valentine’s Day 2018, and that Flynn was going to remain a problem, “like gum on the bottom of your shoe.”
The president also made his wishes clear in conversations with Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, and with Comey. “I have been very loyal to you, very loyal, we had that thing, you know,” Drumpf reminded Comey in April, an apparent reference to their dinner table talk of loyalty. Comey never made any public statements clearing Drumpf.
Sessions returned to the Oval Office to deliver the news to Drumpf. “Oh my God. This is terrible,” Drumpf fumed, as he slumped in his chair. “This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked.”
#Trump #US #USA #Politics #News #DonaldTrump #Mueller #RobertMueller #MuellerTime #ProtectMueller #WilliamBarrMustRecuse #Russia #SpecialInvestigation #Putin #VladimirPutin #Giuliani #RudyGiuliani #Cohen #MichaelCohen #RussianCollusion #ObstructionOfJustice
Russia and the US both rejected to support truce in Libya
The United States gave no reason for its position on the draft resolution, which would also call on countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance and for unconditional humanitarian aid access in Libya, which has been gripped by anarchy since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011.
The U.S. reluctance to support Security Council action is in contrast to Washington’s earlier public opposition to Haftar’s offensive, which began while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting Tripoli.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo then said in a statement on April 7 that “we have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital.”
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Trump's Veto Won't End Debate on US Role in Yemen War - News From Antiwar.com
The veto itself only added to the controversy, as it directly amounted to a US president overruling Congress on a matter of war-making, something the constitution clearly puts in Congress’s hands.Yup. There's that.
Even many Conservatives who would generally back Trump are saying the Yemen War is plainly unconstitutional. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) took things a step further, saying Trump is turning the US into the “prostitute of Saudi Arabia” with the veto.#Trump #veto #Saudi Arabia #Yemen #Congress #endless wars #Tulsi Gabbard
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Le rapport Mueller exonère Donald Trump d'entente avec les Russes durant sa campagne électorale de 2016, mais il détaille une série de pressions troublantes exercées par le président américain sur son enquête.
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Trump's attacks on Ilhan Omar aim to stoke fears ahead of the 2020 election
Trump and Republicans are using Omar to drive a wedge within the Democratic party and ‘foment hatred of Muslim Americans’
#usa #Omar #Muslims #republican #Democrats #election #politics #trump #racism
Former minister of the inferior Ryan Zinke, commences private career
He’s landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a Nevada mining company and is pursuing involvement in natural gas exports that have surged under Drumpf, Zinke told The Associated Press Tuesday.So, he claimed that he didn't enter this post in a mining company because lobbying happened, but in the second moment, he provided the journalists a reason to believe that lobbying actually happened and led to his position in a mining company? This man either did this on purpose to distract the people, or he shares something in common with Trump.
Zinke told AP that his work for Nevada-based U.S. Gold Corp., which focuses on mining exploration and development, would not constitute lobbying. But the company’s CEO cited Zinke’s “excellent relationship” with the Bureau of Land Management and the Interior Department in explaining his hiring as a consultant and board member.
Zinke previously took two other jobs since leaving Interior: managing director and consultant for Artillery One, a North Carolina-based private investment company, and an adviser to the Washington lobbying firm Turnberry Solutions.The EPA has already lowered or removed many of those regulations, so this argument is partially invalid thanks to Andrew Wheeler and... Scott Pruitt.
“So we’re looking at overseas markets for LNG (liquefied natural gas),” he said. “With LNG, it’s better to ship products made in America with our environmental regulations than watching it get produced overseas with none.”
#Zinke #RyanZinke #US #USA #DepartmentOfInferior #Lobbyism #Economy #Economics #Environment #Environmentalism #Trump #DonaldTrump #news #Politics
Beyond the opportunistic outrage-theater in the left/right dialectic Punch-and-Judy-show, Omar said something almost revealing in her awkward way. In near Trump-like fashion, her Id-revealing language seemed to almost discard the nearly 18-year-old fantastic narrative that is starting to stink just like a soft-boiled egg that's just as old. Rep. Omar is right. Some people did something on 9/11. The real question is, who those people are and what that something was.
link to video ...
*about 9/11/2001 (who knows how or if she'll backtrack, but her statement was almost Sigmund Fraud-ian)
#antiwar #911 #911Truth #US #politics #Trump #Ihlan #Omar #IhlanOmar #Islam #Muslims #truth #反戦
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Everyone in the world needs to “meddle” in the empire’s elections, including the people who live there.
#BernieSanders #Trump #progressives #Democrats #US #politics #JimmyDore
https://www.israelhayom.com/2019/04/17/for-first-time-us-publishes-official-map-with-golan-heights-as-part-of-israel/ #Israel #GolanHeights #Trump
Trump is ‘Saudi Arabia’s servant’ as he refused to end US support of Yemen war – Tulsi Gabbard — RT USA News
By vetoing the bill dubbed the War Powers Act, Trump again “proves he’s the servant of Saudi Arabia – the theocratic dictatorship spending billions spreading the most extreme and intolerant form of Islam around the world, supporting al-Qaeda & other jihadists, and waging genocidal war in Yemen with US help,” Gabbard said in an emotional tweet.#Tulsi Gabbard #Trump #Saudi Arabia #Yemen #theocratic dictatorship #Islam #jihadists #al-Qaeda #War Powers
...Trump, who said it [War Powers Act] was an “unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members.”
#War Is Peace
While everyone's waiting for Mueller's report, everything depends on Bill Barr
1. The Hive
_“We’ve lived through so many big developments in the story that it’s hard to be fazed by any of it.” Said another, “It could end up being pretty revelatory, or it could end up being a recap of stuff that’s mostly been reported.” A third concurred, “We’re all curious to see how much of our reporting drove Mueller, as opposed to vice versa. It’s sort of a scorecard to see how much of the reporting was right, and how much of it was wrong.”__Hope Hicks is one of the Trump saffers who most of us seem to have forgotten about. And to be honest, what kind of role might she have had, she was the Communications Director, if I remember correctly (and I am not going to look it up now), but was she also affiliated to Trump's campaign?
“I think we’ve gotta see how much is redacted, because we could end up being very unsatisfied,” a fourth source told me. “High on my list are 1) to what extent did Barr’s letter accurately and completely represent the report? 2) How did Mueller come to the conclusion that he couldn’t come to a conclusion on obstruction? I think No. 3 is probably: to what extent does this expose White House aides, lawyers, people in Trump’s orbit as essentially having turned on him? And are there any that are still around? What about Hope Hicks?”
And what about the secret Seychelles meeting Mueller had reportedly been gathering evidence on?There was a meeting on the Seychelles? Damn, how much did I miss?
There are many things I must have missed throughout the Trump investigation. In case this may be the same for some of you, too, there are further articles on it.
The GOP operative who committed suicide: Buzzfeed News
The Seychelles meeting of Erik Prince: Vox
Although Mueller didn’t find enough evidence to charge President Donald Drumpf for conspiring with Russia to win the White House, and Attorney General William Barr has concluded that it doesn’t show Drumpf obstructed justice, the report itself is expected to be rich with details uncovered by the sweeping 22-month investigation.What about the public?
We already know something about the way the report will look, courtesy of Barr. The attorney general last week told Congress that the document will be color-coded to explain why lawyers for Mueller and DOJ have redacted some of the most sensitive material. But he promised that, for all the gaps, the report won't end up looking totally like Swiss cheese. "You will get more than the gist," Barr told a Senate appropriations subcommittee.
But he said he’s taking comfort in knowing Barr, a Drumpf appointee, has already read the report and decided nothing in it rose to the level of prosecution. "At the end of the day, it's like waiting for the jury verdict, except you know what the jury verdict is already," he said.At least it will not be a kafkaesque experience, where you neither know whether you will receive the verdict, nor know what it says. This would be the downside of the iceberg.
“I'll also read the George Papadopoulos section just to see how much it differs from his book, ‘Deep State Target,’” he said of the Drumpf campaign adviser who served two weeks in prison last year for lying to the FBI. “And I'll probably poke around looking for traces of myself, but I don't expect to see my name much at all.”You'd better read the Scaramucci section as well, assuming that there'll be such a section. As with Papadopoulos, he's a short-lived Trump aide who happens have written a book about it.
“I think reporters who have been covering this from the start will be far more attuned to what's important and how it relates to other court filings, reporter articles, congressional activities, etc., and also be more sensitive to what's new. That will be my shortcut, and I may read through it in full after I digest POLITICO's coverage.”Please mind this once the report has been released. Of course the media on both sides of the aisle will go crazy like stray dogs on piles of ecstasy. You'd better listen to the thoughtful journalists who read through it carefully and afterwards analyse what they have just read. No need to hurry for it.
The Chicago-based attorney has a couple other pro tips. First, read it on paper. “I will first print it in hard copy, so I can highlight important bits and so I can make comments in the margins; also because I am of an age when serious reading requires that it be on paper,” he said.Same goes for me: I will only read it as a paperback, for highlighting and commenting reasons. 😁
#Trump #US #USA #Politics #News #DonaldTrump #Mueller #RobertMueller #MuellerTime #ProtectMueller #WilliamBarrMustRecuse #Russia #SpecialInvestigation #Putin #VladimirPutin #Giuliani #RudyGiuliani #Cohen #MichaelCohen #RussianCollusion #ObstructionOfJustice
Warmonger-in-chief vetoes bill to end participation in Yemeni civil war
Mr. Drumpf vetoed the measure Tuesday. Congress lacks the votes to override him. "This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future," Mr. Drumpf wrote in explaining his veto.What? This doesn't make sense anywhere, neither in the beginning, nor in the end. First of all, the greatest threats to US citizens occurs once they step on S.A.'s or Yemen's soil, because then, they could easily end up in the crosshairs of any side. Secondly, your Constitutional authority, as you call it, should be combined with a certain amount of intelligence that leads to the decision that any contribution to this war, especially on S.A.'s side, is not going to end it, but only fuel an ongoing genocide. Do you even know what you vetoed?
Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, voted to end U.S. military assistance to the war, saying the humanitarian crisis in Yemen triggered "demands moral leadership."
Kaine accused Mr. Drumpf of turning a blind eye to Khashoggi's killing and the jailing of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia. "I hope my colleagues will show we won't tolerate the Drumpf administration's deference to Saudi Arabia at the expense of American security interests by voting to override this veto," Kaine said.
#SA #SaudiArabia #News #Politics #US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #Yemen #Genocide #War #NoWar #Kashoggi #JamalKashoggi #CivilWar #NoGenocide #Warmongering #Feminism #WomensRights
Here is a BORING POST nobody will read although it is a fairly well documented snapshot of the situation
On Israel and Palestine (and the «Deal of the Century»)
1. HRW director to be deported from Israel: TIME Magazine
_The Jerusalem District Court rejected an appeal by Omar Shakir to remain in the country, saying that his activities against Israel’s West Bank settlements amount to a boycott of the country.__So far, as I read in the Jerusalem Post in my RSS Feed, attacks against Palestinian villages were experienced recently; the attackers were West Bank settlers, and were even joined by police forces. Thus, how would protests against those illegal settlements cause a reason to deport someone? This is strange.
(Source: Jerusalem Post)
The court said that Shakir “continues his actions publicly to advance a boycott against Israel, but it’s not on the stages at conferences or in university panels, rather through disseminating his calls to advance boycott primarily through his Twitter account and by other means.”You see - cease operations in the West Bank. The actual country of Israel can still be a place to venture, to trade and produce. Nothing about BDS.
Human Rights Watch said neither the organization nor Shakir promotes Israel boycotts, but has called for companies to cease operations in West Bank settlements because they “inherently benefit from and contribute to serious violations of international humanitarian law.”
Roger Waters being Roger Waters on The Guardian
(And I still thought he would also play a concert in Tel Aviv. Didn't people on Twitter say so? 😁)
If your answer to this question is yes, then a second question arises: am I prepared to stand behind my support for human rights and act on it? Will I help my brothers and sisters in their struggle for human rights, or will I cross over and walk by on the other side?After so many years of his encouragement to boycott Israel, which he keeps on repeating like a mantra, reading pieces like this is already cringeworthy. Seriously, he either has to stop or come up with something new. Because this way, he only becomes a laughing stock, and eventually, even Palestinians will distance themselves from him because they realise what he does stands counterproductive to their own ideals when it comes sto solving the everlasting problem.
Some of my fellow musicians who have recently performed in Israel say they are doing it to build bridges and further the cause of peace. Bullshit. To perform in Israel is a lucrative gig but to do so serves to normalise the occupation, the apartheid, the ethnic cleansing, the incarceration of children, the slaughter of unarmed protesters … all that bad stuff.
I support the fight for human rights for all oppressed peoples everywhere. The religion of the oppressor is neither here nor there. If I support the Rohingyas and deplore the Mayanmar persecution of them, it doesn’t make me anti-Buddhist.
Now, on for the «Deal of The Century», created and enforced by senior adviser and son-in-law to Donald Trump, Jared Kushner. There recently has been some more progress, although it seems like it doesn't include a state of Palestine, which is a vital requirement in terms to create something we could call peace in the Middle East, or at least between Israel and Palestine. Let's see what can be told about it. There is an article by the Middle East Monitor (although it was also reported by Israeli newspapers, so don't feel angry about this choice), and an opinion piece published in the Foreign Policy. Let's see what we've got there.
1. Palestinian statehood not included in peace deal: Middle East Monitor
Speaking on Friday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he did not think Netanyahu’s pre-election promise to annex the occupied West Bank to Israel would impact the “deal of the century”. Asked during an interview with CNN whether he thought Netanyahu “vowing to annex the West Bank” could hurt the US’ proposal, Pompeo answered “I don’t”. “I think that the vision that we’ll lay out is going to represent a significant change from the model that’s been used,” he added.
The deal has long been suspected of being biased towards Israel’s interests, prompting Palestinian factions and Arab leaders to reject the plan even before its revelation. Speaking yesterday during his first meeting of the new Palestinian government, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said that “the first challenge ahead of the new government is the ‘deal of the century’,” adding that any attempts to talk with the Drumpf administration were “useless”. “We rejected this deal from the beginning because it did not include Jerusalem and we do not want a state without Jerusalem or without Gaza,” Abbas added.
2. Trump must not let the deal happen if he intends to preserve peace between ISL and PAL: Foreign Policy
The Kushner plan also stands a good chance of actually setting back U.S. interests in three critical areas: It might lead to annexation of the West Bank, it could give the Saudi government leverage over the United States that it doesn’t currently have, and it would distract from Drumpf’s signature achievement of putting real pressure on Iran’s government.
However, the shrewd and risk-averse Netanyahu would most likely prefer to find a way to keep the murky status quo, in which Israel maintains security control over the entire West Bank and channels support to many existing Israeli settlements while holding out the admittedly dim prospect of a diplomatic resolution with the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority.
That surprisingly sustainable house of cards may finally come crumbling down if Abbas rejects the Kushner plan, which he has already given every indication of doing. In turn, Israeli rightists will seize on Abbas’s “no” to argue that Israel has no negotiating partner, gutting a key rationale for keeping the status quo alive.
Last but not least, an article about a man who was deported out of his home in Gaza via sanctions ruled by the Palestinian Authority. Yes, this has happened:
The father, Suheil Ibrahim al-Kafarneh, is from the town of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. He published a post on Facebook in which he said: “Because of the cutting of the stipend for my son, martyr Tareq Suheil Ibrahim al-Kafarneh, and due to the accumulation of debts, I announce the sale of my house."
_“I have diabetes and high blood pressure, and support a family of 12,” the father said. He added that he has approached a local foundation that cares for the families of Palestinians killed by the IDF, and prisoners held in Israeli prisons, but did not hear back from them.__
#Israel #Palestine #Hamas #PA #PalestinianAuthority #Netanyahu #BenjaminNetanyahu #Kushner #JaredKushner #Trump #DonaldTrump #Abbas #MahmoudAbbas #Jewry #Judaism #Israel #FreeIsrael #FreePalestine #Waters #RogerWaters #Westbank #GreenLine #YeshDin #News #Politics #US #USA #HumanRightsWatch #HRW #HumanRights
- 3:23 : notice how he #benefits from #capitalism by writing a book, tries to skewer #Trump about it, but leaves out the part where he will #voluntarily donate the #capitalistic profits from his book to the government he worships. What's up with that? If he loves #socialism so much, why doesn't he put his money where his mouth is? Answer: he's a fraud. that's why.
- 4:49 : Instead of keeping the #benefits of your Trump #tax break, why not give those profits back?
- 5:07 The epic scoff. Mark this one down- even though he #worships at the altar of #government, he scoffs at the idea that he should give up his riches for it. Yet he feels perfectly comfortable requiring you to do so. My reaction? "5:08, baby"
- 5:16 : classic #deflection. and the socialist #dummies fall for it every time.
And down we go with this stupid old geezer playing his flute, leading the children merrily along.
Trump attacks NYT tax law article, calling it «very fake»
Speaking at a Tax Day event in Minnesota, Drumpf held up a printed copy of the Times article and voiced his displeasure with the headline “Face It: You (Probably) Got a Tax Cut.”There's no word that spreads more confidence than the word «probably». He passed a bill for tax cuts two years ago, yet he doesn't know whether the audience he was speaking to - he should know who is voting for him - benefitted from those tax cuts. In the end, they all should know better than him whether they were granted tax cuts or no, disregarding the article and what the majority of the people they asked to fulfill their article said. The only ones who truly benefitted from the 2017 tax cuts were the upper-class people.
Multiple polls show that most Americans believe they are not benefiting from the law, which could limit its effect as a political asset next year. The Times article pointed out the disparity between popular opinion about the law and its actual effects.
His latest remarks came the same afternoon it was announced that the Times had won a Pulitzer Prize for its long-form article investigating Drumpf’s finances, which said the Drumpf family has been dodging taxes for years.
#NYT #NewYorkTimes #News #Politics #TaxCut #IRS #Trump #DonaldTrump #FakeNews #Journalism #FreePress #PressFreedom #InvestigativeJournalism
HIC Democrats subpoena German lender Deutsche Bank amid Trump investigation
In addition to the Deutsche Bank subpoena, House Democrats subpoenaed other banks — including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup — seeking information on Russian money laundering. The issuance of the subpoenas was first reported by The New York Times.
“As part of our oversight authority and authorized investigation into allegations of potential foreign influence on the U.S. political process, the House Intelligence Committee today issued subpoenas to multiple financial institutions in coordination with the House Financial Services Committee, including a friendly subpoena to Deutsche Bank, which has been cooperative with the Committees,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the House Intelligence chairman. “We look forward to their continued cooperation and compliance.”
“My colleagues across the aisle continue to politicize the banking industry and set out on partisan fishing expeditions,“ said Rep. Patrick McHenry (N.C.), the top Republican on the Financial Services Committee. “All while ignoring the issues the American people need our committee to be focused on. Republicans have repeatedly expressed our desire to work in a bipartisan manner, but today‘s actions seem driven solely by a political agenda.“
#Trump #HIC #HOC #HouseJudiciaryCommittee #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #Cummings #ElijahCummings #Cohen #MichaelCohen #Corruption #Crooked #DeutscheBank #Waters #MaxineWaters #Subpoena #RussiaInvestigation #Russia #RussianMeddling #HouseFinancialServicesCommittee #HouseINtelligenceCommittee #HFSC