Thursday, March 8, 2018

Getting Ready for Donald: Trump, Sessions Escalate War with California

Mod: I guess this could all be part of getting ready for Donald Trump's first visit to California since becoming president. Then again, it could just be chaos. It is hard to tell the difference.

Trump, Sessions escalate war with California  (The Hill link): Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday announced a new lawsuit against the state of California, escalating a war of words between the conservative administration and the liberal capital of the so-called resistance. Sessions on Wednesday announced the administration would sue the Golden State over three laws that hinder its ability to enforce federal immigration laws.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the Eastern District of California and announced Wednesday by Sessions before law enforcement officers in Sacramento, is only the latest in a string of decisions the Trump administration has made that has left California politicians feeling targeted.

Sessions, who gets his name from Confederate President Jefferson Davis, invoked the Civil War in reprimanding the state, accusing it of trying to nullify federal law and secede from the Union. “There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land,” he said. “I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg, to the tombstones of John C. Calhoun and Abraham Lincoln. This matter has been settled.”

California Gov. Jerry Brown, ordinarily a cautious politician not prone to outbursts even when it comes to the Trump administration, gave an unusually passionate and at times personal rebuttal.

“This is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy. It’s not wise, it’s not right, and it will not stand,” Brown said at a hastily-organized news conference just blocks from where Sessions spoke.

Brown, who referred to the attorney general as “Jeff” and to the president as “Donald,” said the administration is “full of liars” who are pleading guilty to charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. He said the lawsuit amounted to a political stunt meant to ingratiate Sessions with Trump, who Brown said would be certain to tweet his support.

“I assume, and this is pure speculation, that Jeff thinks that Donald will be happy with him,” Brown said. “Let’s face it, the Trump White House is under siege. Mueller is closing in. There are more indictments to come.”

California Gov. Jerry Brown taunts Sessions and Trump, says 'Mueller is closing in' (CNN link): California Gov. Jerry Brown fired back at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump on Wednesday after their lawsuit challenging the state's immigration laws, calling the administration "full of liars" and repeatedly referencing the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. The Democratic governor was speaking on the heels of Sessions' visit to Sacramento to announce a lawsuit against California for its so-called sanctuary policies of non-cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.

In slamming Sessions' appearance as a "political stunt" that was full of "lies" and untruths, Brown needled Sessions personally and his relationship with the President, which is famously fraught.

"I do think this is pure red meat for the base, and I would assume -- this is pure speculation -- that Jeff thinks Donald will be happier with him and I bet Donald will be tweeting his joy with this stunt," Brown said.

Special counsel Robert "Mueller is closing in. There are more indictments to come. So obviously the attorney general has found it hard to be just a normal attorney general. He's been caught up in the whirlwind," Brown added. Brown accused the administration of "going to war" with California and said Sessions was acting "more like Fox News than a law enforcement officer" in his visit.

"Look, we know the Trump administration is full of liars," he said. "They've pled guilty already to the special counsel. ... What Jeff Sessions said is simply not true and I call upon him to apologize to the people of California for bringing the mendacity of Washington to California, and trying to insert discord and dysfunction ... to a state that's actually working."

Brown suggests Trump 'sanctuary' suit against California driven by fear of Mueller probe (Politico.com link): Gov. Jerry Brown of California suggested on Wednesday that pressure related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia contributed to the Trump administration’s decision to file a lawsuit challenging new California laws protecting immigrants. Speaking to reporters in Sacramento just after Attorney General Jeff Sessions touted the new lawsuit in a speech there, Brown indicated that the suit was the result of desperation on Sessions’ part to counteract the headlines from the Mueller inquiry.

“Let’s face it: The Trump White House is under siege. Mueller is closing in. There are more indictments to come,” Brown said, without explaining the basis for his prediction. “So, obviously, the attorney general has found it hard just to be a normal attorney general. He’s been caught up in the whirlwind of Trumpism.”

Brown also invoked Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, comparing Sessions’ lawsuit and his speech to those attempts to influence American politics.

“It’s about dividing America,” the governor said. “There’s been a lot of concern about people foreign people trying to sow division and discord. Now, we have the attorney general doing precisely that.”

‘His credibility is shot’: Kamala Harris torches Jeff Sessions for bringing up slavery in defense of DOJ’s ‘war on California’ (Raw Story link): Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for attempting to use slavery to rationalize Donald Trump administration attacks on CaliforniansSessions’ Department of Justice sued California over so-called “sanctuary city” laws. Sessions escalated his attacks by accusing California of ‘secession’ and citing slavery.

“There is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) charged. “It’s not wise, it’s not right and it will not stand.”

Attorney General Sessions compared California’s actions — quite intentionally I think — to the actions of the slave states in nullification and secession during the Civil War,” Hayes noted as Sen. Harris chucked. “What do you say to that?”

“Indeed, indeed he did,” Harris replied. “Listen, as far as I’m concerned, Jeff Sessions should be advised — and I’ll advise him right now — that it’s a bad idea, for him, to start talking about anything to do with the history of slavery or reconstruction or the Civil War in the United States.”

“His credibility is pretty much shot on those issues,” Sen. Harris reminded.

Trump heads to California next week (CNN link): Donald Trump will visit California next week, his first visit to the Golden State as president, the White House announced on Wednesday.

Sources familiar with Trump's plans say he is expected to visit California to the US-Mexico border to look at border wall prototypes in the San Diego area.

The President and White House have been looking to schedule a trip to the border "for a while," one source said. Trump has not visited California since he was sworn into office, though Vice President Mike Pence did a lucrative fundraising swing through the state in October.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Trump is traveling to California next week but did not provide more specific details.

Asked why he hasn't visited before now, Sanders said Trump had been busy enacting elements of his agenda, such as creating jobs and growing the economy.

Mod: It should be a regular love fest.

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46 comments:

  1. Jeff Sessions’ misleading claim: California bans police cooperation with ICE
    http://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2018/mar/07/jeff-sessions/jeff-sessions-misleading-claim-california-bans-pol/

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  2. Sean Hannity Gets Called Out On His Own Show: You Dont Tell The Truth

    Sean Hannity got into it with one of his guests Wednesday as the Fox News host debated immigration policy with Univision’s Jorge Ramos. Hannity and Ramos were specifically arguing about crime but couldn’t even agree on the basic statistics. Finally, an exasperated Ramos let loose on Hannity for using what he called misleading numbers on crime by leaving out context. “You don’t tell your audience the truth, the facts,” Ramos said, “that immigrants are less likely to be criminals than those born in the United States.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sean-hannity-jorge-ramos_us_5aa0b4e8e4b002df2c60a61d

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  3. Report: Trump Vetoed Dark-Skinned Women If There Were 'Too Many' at Miss Universe Pageants

    Donald Trump's 2013 trip to Russia for the Miss Universe pageant has been the subject of intense speculation since Christopher Steele's leaked dossier alleged that the future President got up to some fairly unhygienic nocturnal activities in his hotel suite. An excerpt from the upcoming book Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff and David Corn has revealed more shocking allegations from the world of pageants including claims from two former Miss Universe staffers that Trump would exercise a personal veto over beauty pageant entrants if he thought there were too many dark-skinned women. “If there were too many women of color, he would make changes,” said the anonymous staffer. Another added: "He had a particular type of woman he thought was a winner. Others were too ethnic," and said Trump would also veto women “who had snubbed his advances.” The report also gives a tantalizing detail on the bromance between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that once Trump returned to New York from Moscow he found an intriguing gift. "It was a black lacquered box," according the report. "Inside was a sealed letter from the Russian autocrat. What the letter said has never been revealed."

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-trump-vetoed-dark-skinned-women-from-beauty-pageants?ref=home

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  4. Governor Jerry Brown's statement of California: "discord to a state that's actually working", must be why he ordered the Metropolitan Transit Authority to quickly spend the tax payers collected dollars on various projects. Money that is from the gasoline hike that none of us ever voted on, just spend it; says Jerry.
    RECALL the GAS TAX.
    California voters will have a chance to undue the unfair money grab created from Sacramento's best and brighest politicians.

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    1. What about Trump's gas tax hike?

      Trump backs 25-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax hike: senator
      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure/trump-backs-25-cent-a-gallon-gasoline-tax-hike-senator-idUSKCN1FY33T

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    2. Slam the Brakes on the Proposed Gas-Tax Hike
      https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/trump-gas-tax-hike-bad-idea-economic-impact/

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    3. Uh oh, we got a gimme gimme welfare wanna be here. The tax goes to various transportation projects. Your roads costs money. Want to save? Drive less. Otherwise why should the rest of us subsidize you

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    4. Jerry and Donald both want to raise gas taxes to fix road infrastructure. And 7:15 has nothing more to say.

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    5. Just love moonbeams gas tax. I think that people who use the buses should have to feel the love too.

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    6. They do - they pay for the bus every time they ride

      Dunce

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  5. Election forecaster moves 26 races in favor of Dems
    A top election forecaster has moved more than two dozen House races in favor of Democrats. Sabato’s Crystal Ball, an election handicapper at the University of Virginia, announced the ratings changes Thursday morning. This is the first time in this election cycle that fewer than 218 seats have been at least rated as leaning Republican. All Democratic incumbents' races are now rated at least “Likely Democratic.” The ratings also name GOP Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for the first time. Ryan’s seat was moved from “Safe” to “Likely” Republican. The group noted that reports that he may not run for reelection were the primary reason the move.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/377337-election-forecaster-moves-26-races-in-favor-of-dems?

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  6. Trump Gets Most Votes As Worst President Since WWII, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

    Donald Trump is the worst of the 13 presidents who have served since the end of World War II, 41 percent of American voters say, followed by 21 percent who list Barack Obama and 10 percent who cite Richard Nixon, in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

    Looking at the best president since 1945, 28 percent say Ronald Reagan. Another 24 percent list Barack Obama, with 10 percent each for Bill Clinton and John Kennedy.

    President Trump is fifth on the list, with 7 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

    Trailing Trump are Dwight Eisenhower, with 4 percent; Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter with 3 percent each; Lyndon Johnson, with 2 percent, and Richard Nixon, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, all with 1 percent each. Gerald Ford scores less than 1 percent.

    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2526

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  7. Black-Flag exterminating company has always had a good track record in removing PESTS has anyone suggested a dose of it's company's policy being used on and around the W.H. grounds and buildings?

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  8. Nunberg calls Huckabee Sanders 'a fat slob' in interview
    Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg called Sarah Huckabee Sanders a "fat slob" in an interview on Monday after the White House press secretary criticized earlier comments he had made during a series of unusual interviews.

    "If Sarah Huckabee wants to start debasing me, she's a joke. OK, fine, yeah, she's not attractive. She's a fat slob, OK, fine," Nunberg told NY1.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/376853-ex-trump-aide-calls-huckabee-sanders-a-fat-slob-in-interview

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    1. That's one thing you can say about Trumpers. They always keep it classy.

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    2. nunberg also a fat slob

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    3. Sounds like she rejected his advances.

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  9. 7:39am nah, the pesky Prgressives haven't swarmed Washington D.C.
    They keep gnawing away around the edges of this democracy, but the majority of Americans overwhelmingly recognize the pests.

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    1. Yes, they do.

      New poll shows Trump with historically low approval rating
      https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/19/poll-trump-approval-rating-2018-349306
      Trump's approval rating sits below 40%, 2 polls find
      https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/07/politics/quinnipiac-monmouth-poll-trump-approval-rate/index.html

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  10. Trump literally paid hush money to a prostitute. Poor trolls thought they were draining a swamp...

    They all getting flushed down trump’s toilet instead

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    1. According to what I heard on cable news Stormy has interesting pictures.

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    2. Inquiring minds want to know. Sort of.

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  11. 9:10am. I get it. You love to give your money to the government.
    California is one of the highest taxed states in the country.
    When you ride your bike down one of those new traffic calming one lane corridors and you end up in a newly asphalt repaired pot hole, i hope you think of me. Anonymous!

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    1. Enjoy your new Trump gas tax increases!

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    2. So with Jerry's tax and President Trump's tax that is 75 cents a gallon...about $10 a fill-up. Thank you governments. Take the CalPers money and use it to fix the roads. Everyone into the Social Security system.

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    3. Why would you wish violence on someone who disagrees with you?

      What a loser

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    4. Who said what?

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    5. 9:48 what you don’t get is that you should pay your share and not expect others to have to pay for what you use.

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    6. There are many different ways of being paid welfare.

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  12. Normally I do not learn article on blogs, however I would like to say that this
    write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me.
    Thank you, very nice post.

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    1. Together we shall rule the galaxy

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  13. So was the tirade with Sean and Jorge about leal or illegal?
    Words count.

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  14. Personally, I hope President Trump sues the holy crap out of California and wins. Brown is nothing more than a little liberal%#~^*%}]. Also, hope the wall starts in California and have the illegals take their kids back from wherever they came.

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    1. You are a terrorist

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    2. he hasn't won a lawsuit yet... he just likes to sue because it makes him feel powerful... unfortunately it's a false feeling...

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    3. Trump to busy getting sued by a prostitute.

      Hahahaha hahahaha

      Chump trolls forever suckers

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    4. Details on some of those stories are starting to leak out. So to speak.

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  15. Call Prez Bill Clintn, he has his little black book of call gals on his speed dial.

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    1. Yeah, but he never wore a diaper.

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    2. Completely irrelevant from 20 years ago

      But since you bring him up...That idiot got disbarred and hasn’t been in politics since

      Trump can join him

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  16. So Pr*sident Dennison basically pays blackmail to cover up an affair.

    What would he offer to Russian blackmailers who could destroy him financially?

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    1. Trump is own

      His fool followers bought and sold

      Just like stormy

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  17. Trolls get trumped again!

    Kushner’s Middle East policy point man was indicted for child pornography in the 80’s

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  18. Bencosme had his local meet and greet today. Anyone know how it went?

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    1. Was it held in an Arcadia real estate office like his other one?

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