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McCabe: 'I was fired because I opened a case against the president'
The former acting FBI director also discusses the circumstances of James Comey’s firing.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpCorruption 
17 hours ago by joeybaker
Whitaker Admits DOJ Didn’t Track Children Separated From Parents, Gets Asked, ‘Do You Understand The Magnitude Of That?’
“Do you know what kind of damage has been done to the children and families across this country,” Representative Pramila Jayapal asked Whitaker.
immigration  governmentIncompetence  governmentOverreach  trumpAristocracy  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence 
7 days ago by joeybaker
Schiff: ‘Utterly Irresponsible’ For Trump To Announce Pelosi’s Plans To Travel ‘To A War Zone’
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed Thursday that President Donald Trump revoking a planned congressional delegation’s access to...
trumpIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
House votes 362-53 to disapprove Trump lifting of sanctions on Russian companies
In a major rebuke of President Trump, the House overwhelming passed a resolution Thursday formally disapproving of the Trump administration’s rolling back of sanctions on companies owned by Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Put
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpCorruption  governmentIncompetence 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Melania Trump heading to Mar-A-Lago on a Government Jet
Hours after President Trump grounded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan, first lady Melania Trump was winging her way to Mar-a-Lago — on a government jet. …
trumpAuthoritarianism  governmentMalfeasance 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Compelled to work without pay, federal employees sue Trump, accusing him of violating 13th Amendment
There is no precedent for federal employees claiming to be victims of involuntary servitude under the president, one legal observer said.
trumpAuthoritarianism  popularUnrest  trumpIncompetence 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
‘Senior Trump Official’ On Shutdown: ‘We Do Not Want Most Employees To Return’
An unnamed “senior official in the Trump administration” wrote in an anonymous Daily Caller op-ed Monday that the record-breaking 24-day...
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpStupidity 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration
Aides said there is no substantial record of the president’s meetings with the Russian leader even in classified files, but Trump allies say he has a justified fear of leaks. Late Saturday, Trump denied concealing the meetings.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpLies  trumpCorruption 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Treasury Official Who Allegedly Leaked Trump Associates’ Bank Records Claims She Went to Congress First
The senior advisor at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) who arrested and charged for the unauthorized leak of confidential bank records to a BuzzFeed reporter reportedly raised her concerns as early as the Summer of 2016, including to congressional staffers.
governmentIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  trumpAuthoritarianism 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
New York state judge rejects Trump claim that he can't be sued because he's president
In her ruling Friday, Justice Saliann Scarpulla shot down an argument from the Trump family’s attorneys that the case should be dismissed because the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution suggests “a sitting president may not be sued.”
trumpAuthoritarianism  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  win 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties
President Trump, brooding over midterm losses and the Mueller probe, has cancelled a number of events that presidents normally attend, including a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Behind the scenes, he has lashed out at aides, from low level press assistants to senior officials.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism 
november 2018 by joeybaker
'Coward' Lindsey Graham Called Out For Empty Vow To Unleash 'Holy Hell' On Trump
The South Carolina senator once warned the president not to fire Jeff Sessions. Now, he’s singing a different tune.
trumpAuthoritarianism 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Donald Trump touts nonexistent $450 billion in Saudi orders and 1 million jobs
The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Istanbul has drawn attention to America’s business interests in the Middle East kingdom. President Donald Trump brought money into the picture soon after Khashoggi disappeared, and has repeated the point several times since. In an Oct. 20 exchange with reporters, Trump called Saudi Arabia’s initial arrests and firings of top officials in the case a
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpPropaganda  trumpLies 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Carl Bernstein: Trump preparing to call midterm elections 'illegitimate' if Democrats take power
Journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday that President Trump has discussed ways to challenge the results of the midterm elections if the GOP’s grasp on power slips.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpPropaganda 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Wilbur Ross Lied to Congress About the GOP’s Plot to Rig the Census. This Should Be a National Scandal.
The commerce secretary lied under oath about a new policy that could rob Democratic states of power: asking people if they are American citizens.
immigration  voterSuppression  governmentLies  trumpAuthoritarianism 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Trump’s Not Gonna Let a Little Murder Get in the Way of His $110 Billion Arms Deal
The president sees no reason to stop doing business with Mohammed bin Salman, despite a credible allegation that Saudi Arabia killed and dismembered a journalist last week.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Trump Administration Seeks to Stifle Protests Near White House and on National Mall
President Trump has a record of attacking the rights of protesters, from suggesting that protest be illegal to praising dictators who crush any kind of dissent.Now, the Trump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate court orders that have stood for decades. The proposal would close 80 percent of the White House sidewalk, put new limits on spontaneous demonstrations, and open the door to charging fees for protesting.Fee requirements could make mass protests like Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1963 March on Washington and its “I have a dream” speech too expensive to happen.The public has until October 15 to comment on the plans, and on Monday, we submitted our formal written comment explaining why the planned changes are unconstitutional.In 1967, in the middle of the Vietnam War, the federal government tried to impose severe limits on protests near the White House. The ACLU of the District of Col
trumpAuthoritarianism  popularUnrest 
october 2018 by joeybaker
The FBI's investigation seemed set up to clear Brett Kavanaugh. This is what corrupt nations do
Instructing the FBI to severely limit its inquiry into the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh colors the investigation as politically biased and untrustworthy.
trumpAuthoritarianism 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan’s mayor remain in office, the
trumpAuthoritarianism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Trump suggests protesting should be illegal
“I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters,” the president said in an interview with the Daily Caller following demonstrations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
trumpAuthoritarianism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
'Absolutely Repulsive': After $1.5 Trillion Tax Giveaway to the Rich, Trump Cancels Modest Pay Raise for Federal Workers
“President Trump pushed through a tax scam that gave unprecedented handouts to billionaires and corporations—but believes it’s too expensive to pay hardworking federal workers a reasonable wage.”
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  kleptocracy 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Rep. Bill Pascrell calls Trump's 'violence' remarks 'fascism in the flesh'
President Donald Trump reportedly told evangelical leaders Monday night that there will be “violence” if the Democrats win in November.
trumpAuthoritarianism 
august 2018 by joeybaker
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