Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Hill: Trump's motorcade greeted with chants of 'lock him up' and 'traitor' in NYC

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Mod: Maybe there is some kind of karma at work here. Michael Flynn, the former Trump official who was perp-walked into Court on Friday to face charges of lying to the FBI, used to happily chant "Lock her up!" just a few months ago. Could another "Lock her up!" emoter, the one known in Washington legal and press circles by the mob sounding moniker of "Big Daddy," be soon to follow? 

Trump's motorcade greeted with chants of 'lock him up' in NYC (The Hill link): President Trump’s motorcade was greeted in New York City on Saturday by a large group of protestors chanting “lock him up” and “traitor.” Video posted to Twitter shows the crowd of protestors as Trump’s motorcade passes by in Manhattan. The protestors also chanted “hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go” and booed Trump’s motorcade as it drove past.

Trump is in New York City for a series of fundraising events. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway are also with Trump, according to pool reports.

Trump’s trip to New York comes one day after his former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. As part of his plea deal, Flynn has agreed to fully cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

Flynn becomes the first person to hold a formal position in the Trump administration to be charged in Mueller’s investigation.

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Mueller’s swift moves signal mounting legal peril for the White House (Washington Post link): After six months of work, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has indicted two advisers to President Trump and accepted guilty pleas from two others in exchange for their cooperation with his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election — a sign of mounting legal peril for the White House.

With the guilty plea Friday by former national security adviser Michael Flynn — one of Trump’s closest and most valued aides — the investigation has swept up an array of figures with intimate knowledge of the campaign, the transition and the White House.

It appears to have swiftly expanded beyond Russia’s interference in the campaign to encompass a range of activities, including contacts with Russian officials during the transition and alleged money laundering that took place long before Trump ran for office. And Flynn’s agreement to fully cooperate with investigators suggests that Mueller is not done yet.

Both Flynn and George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to Trump’s campaign, acknowledged lying to the FBI about their contacts with the Russians. Now, both are cooperating with Mueller, according to prosecutors, potentially providing evidence against other Trump aides.

Mueller has proceeded with professionalism, deliberation and without delay to build a case with a wall of substance,” said Richard Ben-Veniste, who was a lead member of the Watergate special prosecution team. “This plea today is another brick in that wall.”

Mueller has moved so swiftly that it has left Trump’s team grasping for answers about how far the probe might ultimately reach.

Flynn's Cooperation In Russia Investigation Falsely Blamed On Jews And The Media By Far-Right Conspiracists (Newsweek link): Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn has reportedly offered his cooperation in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. If ABC News is to be believed, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser is specifically prepared to testify that the president directed him to reach out to the Russians, “initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria.”

Well, this news is unsettling for some of Trump’s fans on the far-right end of the political spectrum. Some of them are currently storming through the Internet, looking for a scapegoat—any scapegoat at all, really—upon whom they can heap blame for this particular turn of events. 

Jewish people, who are among the primary targets of alt-right abuse on social media, have taken quite a bit of the heat so far, and Democrats, the media and Barack Obama have also been targeted with wrath. One of these abusers is Jared Wyand, a Trump mega-fan who accumulated a huge following on Twitter during the election—only to be banned for calling Star Wars: Rogue One part of a Jewish conspiracy in December of last year (yes, really)—who posts into the void on Gab, a social media website that hosts large numbers of neo-fascist, Nazi, and white supremacist users.

He let his followers know that he thought the Jews were not only responsible for this Star Wars-related plot, but also for the bad news about Flynn.

“Not that any of this is anywhere near criminal but here is Zionism at the center again,” Wyand mused on the alt-right’s favorite social media site. “I wonder (((who))) was pestering Trump admin for this information.” (Far-right social media users put triple parenthesis around words—“who,” in this case—to connote Jewishness.)

Mod: Trump sure does attract a colorful following.

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53 comments:

  1. "From Russia with love ....."

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  2. Schiff: Flynn plea 'very significant'
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday, that former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s guilty plea is “very significant.” In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” Schiff said special counsel Robert Mueller “must have concluded that he was getting a lot of value” out of Flynn’s cooperation with the probe.

    “So I think this is very significant. I think the fact that in his factual basis for the plea he sets out that he wasn’t acting as a rogue agent,” Schiff told George Stephanopoulos. Schiff’s comments come after Flynn last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

    “And I think it indicates to me at least, that this is not the end of it by any means,” the congressman added.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/362983-schiff-flynn-plea-very-significant

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  3. Aaron Sorkin: Trump is 'a really dumb guy with an observable psychiatric disorder'
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/362926-aaron-sorkin-trump-is-a-really-dumb-guy-with-an-observable

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    1. And you value Aaron Sorkin?

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    2. Next to you I'd value a mad dog.

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  4. Along with a whole army of professional exterminators all the world's religions will need to decontaminate the Washington D.C. White House when the 'Anti-Christ' is removed from the premises and office.

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    1. I think it is called an exorcism.

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    2. Trump is the drain plug in the swamp. Remove him now please.

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  5. Lol. Rep.Adam Shiftless sure likes to get in front of the camera and babble about nothing, one might think he's looking for a Hollywood movie making career!
    Again, where is Russian involvement in all of this very expensive and long dragged out hunt about nothing that will ultimately lead back to "lock her up Hillary" and Obama duo?
    And yes, the Democrats just love to throw shade on Israel.

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    1. Cue the baby picture.

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    2. Kushner failed to disclose he led a foundation funding illegal Israeli settlements before UN vote
      http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushner-disclosure-form-west-bank-settlements-israel-white-house-729290

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    3. Screw Israel. America first.

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    4. Yes. America's allies are bad, Russia is good. Anyone detecting a pattern here?

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    5. I would argue that Israel is not a particularly good American ally. Obama the only president strategically smart and strong enough not to completely cave to their corrupt lobbying.

      But I’ve been there, it’s a beautiful place.

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    6. Schiff: smart, accomplished former AUSA, a gentleman and true American.
      Trump: dumb, trust fund baby, pu**ygrabbing and putin loving true Russian.

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    7. 7:28A Right on!

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    8. 11:35 - Trumpy Pavlovian response.

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  6. NYT: Emails show the degree to which Team Trump focused on hiding their treason & helping Russia
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/russia-mcfarland-flynn-trump-emails.html

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  7. Once again the Free Press & other sources has uncovered treasonous activity by a group of people, present the evidence and then it's off to the wall to blind folded tied to a post and exterminated by squad of American Heroes at Sunrise. That is the prescribed method of removing while setting a prime example to the World America Means business.

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  8. Love it and it's about time.

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  9. This boy is not right in the head, this is not a Presidency, this is ... One Flew Over the Covfefe's Nest With a Bucket of KFC Chicken. It's an absolute disgrace and bordering on criminal that the 25th Amendment has not been invoked yet.

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    1. 8:08, you and the vast majority of humans agree. This so-called president is pathetic. Guy has no class. World leaders laughing at him. Like Obama or not, at least he displayed respect and class while the Prez.

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    2. Thief, Traitor, Liar and Sexual Predator. Quite a peach that Donald.

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  10. GOP Senator Heller has stage 4 cancer victim booted from town hall after she asks about health care.
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/watch-gop-senator-heller-has-stage-4-cancer-victim-booted-from-town-hall-after-she-asks-about-health-care

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  11. Dear Republican Party,

    From This day forward, you have ZERO MORAL AUTHORITY ON THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:

    A. Fiscal Conservatism: You held deficits over President Obama head for 8 years, even threatening to shut down the government. What's your first legislative accomplishment? Adding 1.5 Trillion to the national debt, something Presidents Clinton and Obama paid down, while Presidents Reagan, Bush x2, and Trump exploded.
    I don't EVER want to hear the word deficit out of any of your mouths again!

    B. Christian Values: To pay for your gift to millionaires and corporations you will steal people's social security; something they paid into. Does "Thou Shall Not Steal" ring a bell? Not to mention supporting a pedophile for Senate, condemning others for sexual scandals while having your own, and being "Pro-fetus", then not care about the fetus after its born.

    C. Patriotic: Your nominee and many in your party colluded with a former KGB officer who is a ruthless dictator to steal power from the American public.

    D. The rule of law: Your actions clearly show us that laws only apply to Democratic officials and peons.

    You are nothing but corporate, treasonous prostitutes, whose propaganda network continues to sucker millions of fools who you laugh at behind their backs.

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  12. It all comes down to this:
    We have a really dumb president. He can’t formulate a proper sentence. Real display of low intelligence. So, all the illegal and preposterous actions are expected. Hopefully he’s out soon.

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  13. Thanks, Tattler! Excellent video. And of course, very accurate in that all those criminals are talking the whole time.

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  14. If they start reducing Social Security payments, will that affect those currently collecting?

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  15. Mueller removes top FBI agent over anti-Trump texts. This agent now faces a review over his role in Hillary Clinton's email probe!

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    1. Mueller is awesome

      Purges wrongdoers

      Trump breeds them

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  16. 9:27am. Where you been?
    Everyone knows that for years the Government has said that Social Security is not sustainable and that this Government has all but spent your money from Social Security well into the future. into

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    1. That may be true, but that's based on the notion that all payments must come from fica dollars paid in and not be financed like the rest of federal spending.

      Why is Social Security subject to such a strict notion when the rest of the federal government is not?
      (Think annual deficits and the national debt, much if not most of which finance moneys received by large corporations (e.g. defense contractors) and their wealthy owners, just like the new tax bill ensures.)

      Why can't Social Security deficits be financed just like the rest of government deficits, with some combination of selling debt and--gasp--printing money? At least the money will go to the middle class and poor, who will spend it for their needs and keep the economy humming, as opposed to the rich who already have everything they need and will simply bank it.

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    2. The Social Security System is fine. Don't you get tired of Trumpers tearing down American institutions so much? Sometimes you have to wonder who they're actually working for.

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  17. 8:16am. Nazi much?

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    1. Nope, never.

      Zionist much?

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    2. Looks like you just did.

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    3. That BS ‘for us or against’ us extremism is what’s driving the Middle East to ruin

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  18. Didn't watch your Saturday night live skits of ABC News suspended Brian Ross and his fake news on President Trump and the Russian Collusion?
    No pay to play for the fake news junkies!

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    1. So what do you think Flynn agreed to testify about. Pleading guilty and then agreeing to cooperate with the Feds is quite a development. You think maybe it was overdue library books?

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  19. Mueller gave Flynn a sweetheart deal in exchange for his testimony against big prizes.

    Trump, of course, can pardon Flynn, but Trump's more sane advisors know a pardon won't stop Flynn from singing because the hammer of numerous other state charges, including perhaps conspiracy to commit kidnapping, are hanging over his and his son's heads.

    The beauty of Mueller not including in the plea charges that could also be prosecuted on the state level is that a Trump pardon of Flynn's conviction on such charges, even though it does not directly pardon state crimes, could indirectly absolve Flynn of certain state crimes on state double jeopardy grounds, depending on the relevant state's law and the nature of the charges. Imagine a possible scenario where Flynn actually wanted to plead to more federal charges in exchange for cooperation, but Mueller said "no thanks!"

    It's probably safe to say that Kushner is experiencing some intestinal discomfort; Don and Don, Jr are too dumb and arrogant to see the high hanging hammer yet.

    One day, hopefully soon, they'll all seek asylum in their mother Russia.

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  20. 8:53am. Why not go visit North Korea, that is also a beautiful place, American's are just dying to go there.

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  21. 11:00am. Good common ground . With the tax changes this would be a great time for individuals to keep their own savings accounts and completly do away with Social Security.

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    1. The lying Republicans want to steal the money you put into Social Security throughout your working life. Go peddle your lies elsewhere.

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  22. What about people who are all ready retired and on that dwindling social security fixed income?

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  23. 2:00pm. Dont listen to news much?
    That is an old subject.
    It is your children's generation that will not collect on their SS tax deduction from employment, the Democrats have already spent those projected earnings on frivolous programs, virtually nothing is left over for your kids to "bank" on when they are our age.

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    1. 4:00 - only losers and people with mental disabilities listen to Limbaugh.

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    2. Illegal Republican Middle East wars projected to cost 6 TRILLION DOLLARS. Current republican tax program projected to add 1TRILLION more.

      You poor blind fool

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  24. 4:00 PM has no children or doesn't care what happens to his kids. He is an IGM'er.

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    1. I think you mean the Koch Bros. got theirs. How does it feel to be such an abject butt kisser, 4:39? Getting enough salt in your diet?

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  25. I can't wait until Hillary Clinton goes to prison ...... to visit Donald Trump.

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  26. Trolls get trumped again!

    Haim Saban, a billionaire media mogul, called out Jared Kushner over the weekend for trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East with “a bunch of orthodox Jews who have no idea about anything.”

    During a discussion at the Saban Forum in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Saban jabbed Kushner for building a team which has little experience negotiating Middle East affairs.

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  27. Do you hear that? It's not sleigh bells or reindeer hooves on the roof. It's Bob Mueller subpoenain' Twitter for the IP records of Trump and John Dowd's accounts. Lock him up!

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