Friday, March 23, 2018
Under Trump The National Debt Has Just Topped $21 Trillion For The First Time Ever! Republicans Go Silent
During his 2016 presidential campaign Donald Trump pledged repeatedly that he was going to eliminate the national debt "over a period of eight years."
Yeah, about that.
Last week, for the first time in history, the national debt surpassed $21 trillion according to the U.S. Treasury.
So I guess we put that in the "broken campaign promise" file.
The news of the staggering amount of the US debt came shortly after Congress passed, and Trump signed, a suspension on the federal debt limit last month which allowed the government to borrow an unlimited amount of money until March 1, 2019.
When Mr. Trump took office the national debt was $19.9 trillion but since then, the GOP-led Congress has passed it's $1.5 trillion tax cut bill and a two-year spending deal which, together, are expected to drive the deficit and debt further upward.
You will of course remember that Donald Trump and the Republicans railed against the national debt when President Obama was in office but have gone suspiciously mute over the last year since they took control of all three branches of government.
For his part Trump, who doesn't seem too concerned about the whole matter, has said he's open to eliminating the debt ceiling entirely.
Trump's Other Mistress Claims He Compared Her To His Daughter Ivanka Saying "I Was Beautiful Like Her"
In case you were wondering why Trump fired his lead lawyer John Dowd, imposed tariffs of $60 billion of Chinese imports and then fired his national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster and hired warmongering NEOCON John Bolton to take his place yesterday it was because he didn't want the national news covering an interview with another one of his mistresses.
Nevertheless in the interview that aired Thursday on CNN former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, was conducted and in it she described how he compared her looks to that of his eldest daughter.
Now you can understand why he didn't want anyone to see the interview.
During the segment McDougal admitted to CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Trump had compared her to Ivanka...
“He said I was beautiful like her, and, you know, ‘You’re a smart girl. And there wasn’t a lot of comparing, but there was some, yeah. I heard a lot about her.”
This is not only unbelievably creepy but it's also not the only time Trump has compared one of his mitresses to Ivanka.
Trump also told a pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, whom he was shtupping AT THE SAME TIME, the same thing...
“He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful, smart, just like his daughter.”
McDougal is presently suing a publisher to get out of an agreement that she says forbids her from talking about her 10-month affair with Trump.
Both of the women's simultaneous affairs with Donald Trump took place in 2006 at approximately the same time Trump's third and present wife, Melania, had given birth to their son Barron.
Here is a creepy photo to sum up the creepy story...
|A photo of Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump with Karen McDougal on the far right|
Thursday, March 22, 2018
|Bolton in the elevator of Trump Tower in New York on Dec. 2|
Donald Trump on Thursday fired his National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster H.R. McMaster and announced that he will appoint John Bolton in his place.
Trump, of course, carried out his business via Twitter...
Bolton, a current Fox News contributor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been a favorite of Trump for a long time was one of his advisors when he was a candidate.
During the transition Bolton was even rumored to be in the running for the Secretary of State position.
This all make sense as Bolton is warmongering Islamophobe who is considered one of the world’s most disliked foreign policy operators.
During his less than two years serving as the U.N. ambassador under former President George W. Bush it was rumored that his personality was the cause of a severe uptick in anti-American sentiment among his fellow diplomats.
Bolton was apparently known for his belligerent, bullying management style and creating a working atmosphere in which his subordinates fear correcting his faulty claims.
For instance, before he received the UN ambassadorship Bolton famously stated that if U.N. building...
“lost ten stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference,”
Bolton to this day still stands by the 2003 decision to invade Iraq even as bipartisan consensus has agreed the invasion was a perhaps the biggest US policy blunder of the modern era.
Bolton, who is virulently anti-Islamic, has peddled in Islamic conspiracy theories, supported anti-Islam organizations and wrote the forward for a 2010 book by two well-known anti-Islam figures.
Bolton has even gone as far as to call for an unprovoked bombing of Iran.
If that wasn't unsettling enough Bolton recently argued the case for a U.S. nuclear strike against North Korea in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published last month.
Sounds like he will fit in perfectly in the Trump administration.
The U.S. stock market sold off sharply today after Wall Street after Donald Trump moved ahead with his plan to impose tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese imports.
The move sent shudders through the global markets exacerbating worries of a global trade war and retaliation from China.
After Trump signed a memorandum at the White House ordering the U.S. trade representative to develop a list of specific tariffs within 15 days with the Dow tumbling more than 700 points.
Before signing the measure, Trump said the action would be "the first of many," before showing just how shallow a grasp of trade policy he has by remarking...
"If they charge us, we charge them the same thing,"
In addition Trump also directed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to propose new investment restrictions on Chinese companies within 60 days.
By the end of the day the Dow Jones industrial average closed down more than 724 points, or nearly 3%, to 23,958.
It was the market's fifth-worst daily point drop in history and worst point drop since Feb. 8, when it fell more than 1,000 points which came on the heels of his Trump's threat to implement worldwide steel and aluminum tariffs.
The market's fears stem from growing uncertainty as to how the trade wars will ultimately play out, how bad it will get and where it all ends as they cause prices that consumers and businesses pay for goods and services to rise causing pain to US consumers.
This would in turn causes a significant negative impact on global growth.
The market sell-off follows Wednesday's decision by the Federal Reserve to boost its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point.
After the big fall, the Dow is down 3.1% for the year and 9.99% from its January all-time high.
Trump now owns the four of the top five biggest wall street point sell-offs in history.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Trump's National Security Advisors Warned Him ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE" Putin... But He Did Anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (VIDEO)
After the sham re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin Donald Trump was given explicit instructions in his daily briefing materials to avoid congratulating his counterpart.
The all-caps warning read...
“DO NOT CONGRATULATE,”
But according to a report from a Russian media outlet Trump ignored the advice from his NSA and while on a call with Putin did indeed congratulate the dictator on his recent win.
Once news of the call had leaked the White House scrambled to released their take on the call in this statement...
“President Trump congratulated President Putin on his March 18 re-election, and emphasized the importance of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. The two leaders confirmed the need for the United States and Russia to continue our shared efforts on strategic stability.”
After the Russian report broke and the White House statement had been released Trump was asked by reporters about the conversation he had with the newly "elected" Putin at a pre-scheduled joint press conference with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Trump responded by telling reporters he had indeed "congratulated" Putin and that the pair would "probably be meeting in the not-too distant future”...
No one can say that they were shocked considering Trump's inability to condemn either Putin or Russia since... Well, ever.
Reports also noted that the same daily briefing supplied to Trump also urged Trump to discuss allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and to condemn the chemical weapon attack on UK soil earlier this month that has left a former Russian spy and his daughter in England on life support.
Trump did neither.
According to administration officials it was not clear whether Trump ever read the daily briefing.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
|The picture... It's too good not to post.|
Stormy Daniels, who's real name is Stephanie Clifford, passed a 2011 polygraph test in which she said she had sexual intercourse with Donald Trump.
This destroys the assertion that Clifford began a campaign of lies against Trump to harm his 2016 election chances.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the adult film actress took the test seven years ago when she was attempting to sell her story for $15,000 to Bauer Publishing, a time when Trump wasn't even toying with the idea of a presidential run.
Ronald D. Slay, who administered the polygraph, said in a sworn declaration dated March 19, 2018, that there was a more than 99% probability Mrs. Clifford was truthful...
“In the opinion of this examiner, Ms. Clifford is truthful about having unprotected vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump in July 2006,”
There goes lunch.
Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti, who tweeted the above photo, said of his client's test...
"Long before Mr. Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency, Ms. Clifford passed a lie detector test confirming her relationship with Mr. Trump. Where are his test results claiming otherwise? Where are Mr. Cohen's test results claiming otherwise? When this is over, the American people will know the truth about the relationship and the cover-up."
Clifford is presently seeking to void a October 2016, reportedly as part of a nondisclosure agreement in which she was paid $130,000 claiming Trump himself did not sign it.
For his part Trump, who has denied the affair ever happened, has directed his personal lawyers to sue the actress for at least $20 million for violating the terms of the contract.
Though polygraph tests are used in situations like criminal investigations that are not admissible in court.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Trump Fraudulently Harvested 50 Million Facebook Users Personal Information For His Presidential Campaigns
Donald Trump's campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica has been caught harvesting the private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in what is being described as one of the largest data breaches in the social media giant’s history.
Cambridge Analytica, who Trump paid nearly $6 million for it's work, harvested the unauthorized data to build the digital operation for his 2016 campaign and ultimately his 2020 reelection bid according to a reports published by the New York Times and The Observer of London.
As a result of this stunning revelation Cambridge Analytica is now facing scrutiny as part of an investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump and Russian operatives.
If you were wondering how deep the Trump campaign was into the Cambridge Analytica know that they were backed by top Trump donor and hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, hired by Jared Kushner, and that Steve Bannon was the former vice president of the company.
The unprecedented data breach is not the first time the firm has been in trouble as it was previously revealed the Alexander Nix, Cambridge Analytica’s CEO, had reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in an effort to obtain Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails.
In addition Cambridge Analytica reportedly offered to help WikiLeaks organize emails, that had been hacked by Russians from the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, to make them more accessible to readers by creating a searchable database of them.
Not surprisingly Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested Cambridge Analytica hand over employees’ emails, as part of his investigation into Donald Trump and Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
In light of the report's both the White House and Donald Trump have tried to distance itself from the data firm and remained silent in light of the fraudulent and potentially illegal practices that were used to help Trump win the 2016 election.
As for Facebook it has suspended the political research firm for violating policies protecting users’ privacy... but that seems to be the least of their worries at this point.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Donald Trump filed court papers on Friday against his mistress and adult film actress Stormy Daniels for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement at least 20 times.
According to the court papers Trump submitted, that even includes his now famous alias of David Dennison on the front page of the brief, opens up Mrs. Daniels to damages of $20 million.
The attorney for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, characterized Trump's legal tactic of pursuing such an ridiculous amount from a private citizen as “likely unprecedented in our history,"...
Trump’s lawyers filed the motions in the United States District Court in California where Daniels is suing to get out of a nondisclosure agreement which forces her to remain silent about her year long affair with Trump in 2006.
The nondisclosure agreement was drawn up ahead of the 2016 election fearing the revelation of Trump's affair with a porn star while his wife Melania was pregnant with the couple's only child might hurt his image.
Trump who has until now remained silent on the Daniels saga leaving the dirty work to his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
In hindsight this was perhaps a mistake as it was Cohen's claim that he personally paid Daniels $130,000 of his own money that Clifford claims rendered the nondisclosure agreement null and void after The Wall Street Journal reported that a Trump Organization attorney was listed on the arbitration documents.
Trump has hired new lawyer Charles Harder best known for representing Hulk Hogan in his sex tape case against website Gawker and Melania Trump in a defamation case against the Daily Mail who had claimed she was a high price call girl before marrying Trump.
Harder is attempting to move the case from the state court in Los Angeles where Daniels filed her claim to a federal court to increase the chances the matter would be decided in private arbitration thus hiding the proceedings from the public.
Daniels/Clifford is scheduled to appear on 60 Minutes this coming Sunday so mark your calendar.
MCCABE'S REVENGE: Fired McCabe Kept Personal Memos On Trump And Turned Them Over To Special Counsel Mueller's Investigation
On Friday Donald Trump fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe stripping him of his pension after more than 20 years of service.
The firing came only two days before McCabe's retirement benefits would have kicked in.
On Saturday multiple media outlets out of the blue got ahold of a story that McCabe had been keeping memos of his interactions with Donald Trump and had reportedly handed them over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, ties between Donald Trump and Russia, and Trimp's possible obstructions of justice.
One good turn deserves another.
According to the New York Times McCabe’s memos, which supposedly detail interactions with Donald Trump and fired former FBI director James Comey, were left at the FBI to back up the information in Comey's own memos.
Ironically Trump's firing of McCabe was interpreted as an attempt to interfere with Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. His move may now only serve to strengthen Mueller's obstruction of justice case against him.
Some days it just doesn't pay to be petty and vindictive.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Trump Fires Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe 2 Days Before Retirement Just To Screw Him Out Of His Pension
Donald Trump has fired his former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe just two days before his formal retirement.
McCabe, a lifelong Republican who had been at the bureau for more than two decades, will now be ineligible to collect his $60,000 a year pension for several more years.
The news of the firing broke at 10:00pm on Friday when Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to pink slip McCabe after the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended his ouster for an alleged lack of candor for leaking details on the FBI and Justice Department's investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
Heaven forbid someone in the Trump administration was lacking candor!
Ironically the leaked information Session's referred to turned out to be damaging to the Clinton campaign and in turn helpful to Trump's election efforts ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
McCabe, who had already officially stepped down from his post in late January, was still on the FBI’s payroll until his retirement date on Sunday, his 50th birthday on Sunday.
McCabe responded to the firing in a late night statement decrying his firing as an attempt “to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals"...
“The investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has to be understood in the context of the attacks on my credibility The investigation flows from my attempt to explain the FBI’s involvement and my supervision of investigations involving Hillary Clinton. I was being portrayed in the media over and over as a political partisan, accused of closing down investigations under political pressure. The FBI was portrayed as caving under that pressure, and making decisions for political rather than law enforcement purposes. Nothing was further from the truth. In fact, this entire investigation stems from my efforts, fully authorized under FBI rules, to set the record straight on behalf of the Bureau, and to make clear that we were continuing an investigation that people in DOJ opposed,"
You can read McCabe's full statement HERE.
Trump responded to the firing he called for as "A great day for Democracy," ...
McCabe has retained an attorney in an attempt to prevent the firing or at least save his ability to begin collecting his pension.
McCabe served as the acting FBI director after Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey last May. McCabe returned to his previous role after the U.S. Senate confirmed the current FBI director Christopher Wray.