Monday, May 20, 2019

Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll: 60% say Trump dishonest in handling of Mueller probe

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Mod: Can you believe there are people who think Trump is dishonest and lies often? What is the world coming to?

60% of Americans Say Trump Was Dishonest in Handling of Mueller Probe (Paste Magazine link): A new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC reveals that the majority of Americans think our president was not honest in how he’s dealt with the Mueller investigation. 60% believe that Donald Trump was dishonest in his handling of the Russia probe, while 37% say that Mr. Cheats At Golf himself was honest about it.

The fact that over a third of those polled think that Trump was truthful shows that Attorney General William Barr’s mischaracterization tactics were fruitful—an unsettling revelation, to say the least. And while the redacted version of the report Barr provided serves up plenty of takeaways, Democratic lawmakers are still fighting to have the full report provided to Congress. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee is voting on whether Barr should be held in contempt of Congress for failing to provide legislators with an unredacted version of the report. Meanwhile, Republicans like Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are still claiming “case closed.”

In response, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stated, per USA Today, “What we have here is a concerted effort to circle the wagons, to protect the president from accountability, to whitewash his reprehensible conduct by simply declaring it irrelevant.” Imagine how Republicans would react if Barack Obama had handled such an investigation in the same manner as Trump.

Fox News surprising poll results: Mueller is more trusted than Trump and Barr (New York Daily News link): Uh, oh. Problems with the base? A Fox News poll released Thursday had some surprising takeaways regarding respondents’ thoughts on the handling of the Russia investigation.

The 52-page-long survey, which was conducted by a bipartisan group of pollsters between May 11 and May 14, asked people’s opinions on a variety of subjects, such as President Trump’s likability, the economy, the White House’s relationship with North Korea and the handling of the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and by Attorney General William Barr.

“On the Russia investigation, who do you trust more to tell the truth?” one of the questions asked. Respondents were given a choice between two key players in the investigation:

Between Trump and Mueller, 45% said they trusted the special counsel, 27% said the president, 6% said both, 16% said neither, and 6% didn’t know.

Between Mueller and Barr, 40% said they trusted the special counsel, 22% said the attorney general, 8% said both, 16% said neither, and 14% didn’t know.

Between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration, 44% said they trusted the Democrats, 33%, said the White House, 3% said both, 15% said neither, and 5% didn’t know. When respondents were asked about how Barr handled the Mueller report, the attorney general didn’t fare so well: 44% approved, while 35% disapproved. And by an even larger margin, they were weary of Barr’s true intentions.

When asked to describe Barr’s behavior, 45% said that he was “covering up for the president,” and 33% feel he is being “transparent.” (23% of respondents refused to answer or weren’t sure.) Another interesting takeaway that goes against Trump’s they-are-out-to-get-me defense (“no politician in history... has been treated worse or more unfairly”): 49% said that Democrats in Congress are seeking the truth for the American people, against 41% who felt they are attacking the president unfairly.

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58 comments:

  1. The real reason Deutsche Bank is choosing now to finally accuse Donald Trump of Russian money laundering

    https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/right-now-deutsche-bank-money-laundering/18084

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  2. Donald Trump goes completely berserk after Deutsche Bank accuses him of being a Russian money launderer

    https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/berserk-deutsche-bank-accuses-money/18085

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    1. Deutsche Bank employees reportedly flagged suspicious transactions involving Trump and Kushner
      Tammy McFadden, a former Deutsche Bank employee, said she reviewed transactions that involved Kushner's company and Russians in the summer of 2016.

      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/deutsche-bank-employees-reportedly-flagged-suspicious-transactions-involving-trump-kushner-n1007501

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    2. I WISH he would go beserk...

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    3. He will soon.

      Deutsche Bank faces action over $20 billion Russian money-laundering scheme

      Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank faces fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” because of its role in a $20 billion Russian money-laundering scheme, a confidential internal report seen by the Guardian says.The bank admits there is a high risk that regulators in the US and UK will take “significant disciplinary action” against it. Deutsche concedes that the scandal has hurt its “global brand” – and is likely to cause “client attrition”, loss of investor confidence and a decline in its market value.

      Deutsche Bank was embroiled in a vast money-laundering operation, dubbed the Global Laundromat. Russian criminals with links to the Kremlin, the old KGB and its main successor, the FSB, used the scheme between 2010 and 2014 to move money into the western financial system. The cash involved could total $80bn, detectives believe.


      It appears that the Trump's are caught up in this, and the truth will eventually come out, even though Trump is trying to keep it secret.

      Deutsche is also under scrutiny in Washington over its financial dealings with Donald Trump. On 15 April, Democrats from the House intelligence and financial services committees issued a subpoena, demanding the bank provide documents about its lending to the president. Over two decades, Trump borrowed more than $2 billion from Deutsche. In 2008, he defaulted on a $45m loan repayment and sued the bank. Its private wealth division in New York subsequently loaned Trump a further $300m – a move that bemused insiders and which

      https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/apr/17/deutsche-bank-faces-action-over-20bn-russian-money-laundering-scheme

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  3. 37% are idiots.

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    1. That 37% is a group of intractable morons.

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    2. The problem is the individuals who still think like him - stuck at 5 years old.

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    3. 37% seems really high.

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    4. 37% are really high.

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    5. Same people that went to trump university, bought trump steaks, went to trump casinos and donated to his campaign buy into his shit.

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    6. A very wise friend of mine explained it like this:
      Think of students in school.
      About 1/3 are A/B students, about 1/3 are "C - average" students, and 1/3 are D or failing students.
      That 37% are the D- students that failed most or all of their classes.
      The rest of us are frustrated that they cannot understand how this stupidity destroys us all.

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  4. Shocker: Trump and Barr refuse to defend ban on female genital mutilation
    New low for the Trump administration: The Justice Department won't defend a federal ban on the mutilation of girls

    https://www.salon.com/2019/05/14/shocker-trump-and-barr-refuse-to-defend-ban-on-female-genital-mutilation

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  5. *45 doesn’t have an honest bone spur in his body or any other honest bone for that matter.

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  6. MAHA - Make America Honest Again

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  7. Deshonesto y mentiroso el presidente de EEUU una vil rata.

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  8. Wow are there ever a lot of dumb Americans - 37%- how could ANYONE believe he has been honest in the Russia probe. That is crazy. It is willfully looking the other way, really.

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  9. Analysis of Fox News suggests that the TV news network is a leader in lying to the American public, beating out CNN and MSNBC for the amount of falsehoods broadcasted.

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/pants-on-fire-analysis-shows-60-of-fox-news-facts-are-really-lies/205563/

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    1. Liberal Group Targets Fox News Advertisers With 'DROP FOX' Ad, Encourages Them To Stop Funding Lies

      https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-advertisers-lie-drop-media-matters-1424399

      The scrupulous Media Matters analysis listed at least one false piece of misinformation stated each day between January 1, 2019 and April 30.

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  10. Funny how things work out.

    China Buys Record Amount of Russian Soy as It Shuns U.S. Growers
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-17/china-buys-record-amount-of-russian-soy-as-it-shuns-u-s-growers

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    1. Trump does Russia’s bidding. Makes perfect sense

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  11. One has to wonder just how many hamsters are running the feeble brain the (djt) these days? Such a disgrace to see this hamster-drained fool but to have professional GOP, RNS and republican congressional representatives using the same Hamster driven powered brains too?

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    1. Just curious why u call him (djt)?

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    2. Not 7:01, but aren’t those Trump’s initials?

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    3. (djt) is a dog whistle for LWNJ's

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    4. 60% of Americans think Trump is a liar according to the Wall Street Journal, 9:33. That's a lot of nut jobs. Maybe you got this wrong, and the nut job is you? Yeah, I think that's it.

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    5. No, I'm in the missing 3% of the survey...all politicians are corrupt (it's part of the job description).

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    6. "All" people who think in terms of "all" or "none" when discussing the honesty of groups of people lack discernment. It's the only time "all" is accurate.

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  12. Why you all call him (djt) it's all the respect a dang fool get these days and it's easier to wipe out from history books and files! (djt) reminds me of he prisoner booking number.

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  13. Same. Just curious as to why pollsters think anyone watches NBC! But if they are the same pollsters that gave statistics on Hillary winning this last election, then keep up the good work you broadcasting peacocks.

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    1. It is a Wall Street Journal poll, along with NBC. The Wall Street Journal is owned by the same foreign family that owns Fox News. So yeah, think again.

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    2. I don't believe polls that often, but this certainly is true and it probably should be higher in the dishonest category.

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    3. This poll makes me think that the illiteracy rate in America must be about 37%.

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  14. Is it true that (djt) are nothing but mindless hole plungers? Or are they ones being plugged 24/7 by (djt).?

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  15. His base YES djt's base are brainwashed and he is endangering humanity with his out of control ego.

    Most of his base does not have any idea of all of his lies.
    Too dysfunctional to even attempt to examine the corrupt actions of he and his administration.

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  16. That is not all he is dishonest about. I am waiting for him to tell the truth about anything. Just something. But he lies all the time. I think he is incapable of telling the truth. A true psychopath.

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    1. At least give him credit for not lying about the language he speaks, albeit at a 4th grade level.

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  17. Is this why Trump "loves Wikileaks?"

    Julian Assange: Sweden files request for arrest over rape allegation

    The Swedish prosecutor leading an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange has filed a request with a local court for him to be detained in absentia.

    If granted, the court order would be the first step in a process to have the WikiLeaks founder extradited from the UK, where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail.
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    “I request the district court to detain Assange in his absence, on probable cause suspected for rape,” the deputy chief prosecutor, Eva-Marie Persson, said in a statement on Monday.

    She said she would issue a European arrest warrant for Assange to be surrendered to Sweden if the court decided to detain him.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/may/20/julian-assange-sweden-files-request-arrest-rape-allegation

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  18. Melania Remodels Room In White House, Changes Name From The “People’s House” To The “President’s House”

    https://politicalstate.org/melania-remodels-room-in-white-house-changes-name-from-the-peoples-house-to-the-presidents-house

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  19. Remember when Justice Kennedy retired suddenly from the SCOTUS w/Brett Kavanaugh waiting in the wings for @realDonaldTrump?

    Guess who signed off on Trump’s suspicious loans @DeutscheBank when no other bank would?

    Justin Kennedy.

    Justice Kennedy’s son.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/business/deutsche-bank-trump-kushner.html

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  20. A republican Congressman comes out in favor of impeachment.

    Justin Amash

    Verified account

    @justinamash
    Follow Follow @justinamash

    Here are my principal conclusions:

    1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
    2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
    3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
    4. Few members of Congress have read the report.

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  21. An Ode to ‘Desperate Don’
    Trump’s lies reveal an emboldened but vulnerable president.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/opinion/donald-trump-lies.html

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  22. Dozens of students walk out of graduation ceremony in protest moments before Vice President Mike Pence delivers commencement speech at Christian school Taylor University

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7046723/Dozens-students-walk-graduation-ceremony-protest-commencement-speaker-Mike-Pence.html

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  23. Donnie only accepts the polls from his own website, the one where your vote isn't counted unless you donate to his campaign.

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  24. Justin Amash fires back at GOP critics — and makes a forceful case for impeaching Trump

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/justin-amash-fires-back-at-gop-critics-and-makes-a-forceful-case-for-impeaching-trump

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  25. Trump’s nickname #Brokeahontas trends worldwide on Twitter after his tax returns revealed he’s a lousy businessman

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/trumps-nickname-brokeahontas-trends-worldwide-on-twitter-after-his-tax-returns-revealed-hes-a-lousy-businessman

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  26. Financial collapse of the United States Postal Service is coming

    https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/444316-financial-collapse-of-the-united-states-postal-service-is-coming

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  27. Prosecutors examining tens of thousands of Trump inauguration documents

    Federal prosecutors in New York are scrutinizing tens of thousands of documents relating to Donald Trump's inauguration in a sign that the investigation into the committee's finances is advancing. ... The President's Inaugural Committee handed over the cache of documents over the course of several weeks in response to a wide-ranging subpoena seeking documents, records, and communications concerning the inaugural's finances, vendors, and donors sent in February by the US attorney's office with the Southern District of New York. The last set of documents was produced within the last month, people familiar with the matter said.

    The end of the document production indicates the investigation is moving into the next stage. Authorities are investigating whether any of the record $107 million in donations for the inaugural was misspent, used to improperly benefit certain individuals, or came from foreign donors in violation of campaign finance laws that prohibit foreign money in US elections, people familiar with the inquiry said.

    The ongoing investigation is one of several into Trump's businesses or campaign-related activities the White House is facing on multiple fronts, despite the end of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. What prosecutors find could also shed more light on any attempts by foreign governments or businesses to influence the President as the 2020 campaign gears up.

    Prosecutors have interviewed at least one inaugural planner, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, whose firm, WIS Media, was paid $25.8 million for event production. Wolkoff, a New York City planner who has been involved in events such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, known as the Met Gala, was also a close friend of Melania Trump.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/politics/trump-inaugural-prosecutors-new-york/index.html

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  28. 73% Americans want Rowe Vs WADE to stay.

    pic.twitter.com/k22rXhX3fm

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  29. Amazing results are in; (djt) has to give up his financial records as per Court finding today May 20, 2019. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/20/judge-upholds-dem-subpoena-for-trump-financial-records-1335370 Ho Ho Ho the king has No clothes.

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  30. Someone take that Soap Box away from this psycho (djt) and get him some serious med's quickly, ROME is burning. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Latest-Trump-says-Tuesday-special-election-a-13865043.php

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  31. Is it possible the skin dye is damaging his brain ?

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  32. How did we the people become so impotent? I think we should be all over Washington D.C. with angry mobs calling for Trump's head on a pike and making it impossible for D.C. to do any commerce. No escape routes for the Congress, either.

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  33. Trump Tower Residents Are Selling Their Condos at a Loss to Get Out

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/trump-tower-residents-are-selling-at-a-loss-to-get-out.html

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