And we know that Israeli intelligence some of the best in the world:
Tamir Pardo, the former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, said that Russia “ran” Donald Trump as their preferred candidate in the 2016 elections.
Pardo said at The Marker’s digital conference that Russia examined American politics and decided that Trump was most aligned with their interests.
Trump has lots of secrets. And it’s destroying him. One way or another:
According to the Associated Press, Pecker kept a safe full of negative stories on Trump. As multiple sources told the AP, “the safe was a great source of power for Pecker. … By keeping celebrities’ embarrassing secrets, the company was able to ingratiate itself with them and ask for favors in return.” A former National Enquirer reporter described the so-called “catch-and-kill” technique to the AP as: “‘I did this for you,’ now what can you do for me.” The Enquirer, he said “always got something in return.”
And Pecker did get something out of the relationship. In addition to flights on Trump’s private plane, Pecker got access to the gossip about the circles Trump inhabited. Trump is reported to have supplied Pecker with information the National Enquirer could turn into juicy stories. Pecker also received public praise from Trump that may have helped him professionally and financially.
When Trump gets kicked out of the White House (sometime early 2019) these people will go back under the rocks they crawled out from:
Students attending a conservative conference on Thursday were told they needed to “expose Islam” for the “ugly thing” it is.
The conference was held by Turning Point USA, a conservative advocacy group that has gained significant momentum in the Trump era. Its president and founder, Charlie Kirk, is close friends with Donald Trump Jr. and has met with and been retweeted by President Donald Trump.
Young conservatives attending a Florida conference on Thursday were told they needed to “expose Islam” for the “ugly thing” it is.
If FOX turns on Trump he’s dead in the water:
“Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on Friday morning tore into Trump’s other controversial decision this week – to pull U.S. troops out of Syria – and he did it right to the face of Trump’s own press secretary, Sarah Sanders.
Kilmeade even went so far as to say that the president was paving the way for a revitalized Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
“He also is doing exactly what he criticized President [Barack] Obama for doing,” Kilmeade told Sanders. “He said President Obama is the founder of ISIS; he just refounded ISIS, because they have 30,000 men there and they are already striking back with our would-be evacuation. The president is really on the griddle with this.”
A truly honorable soldier:
William McRaven gained fame for leading the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but now the retired four-star admiral had resigned from a Pentagon advisory board after offering sharp criticism of Donald Trump.
McRaven led U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, taking the lead on the Pakistan raid that left the Al-Qaeda leader dead. Though retired from active service, McRaven continued to serve in an advisory role on the Defense Innovation Board, a group of leaders that advised Pentagon officials. As Defense News reported, McRaven is now gone from that board after offering a very public criticism of Donald Trump’s action toward former leaders who criticize him.
We’ve become accustomed to Donald Trump’s lies. But now they are becoming more outrageous and offensive. Rather than admit that his efforts to help Puerto Rico in it’s time of need was less than perfect, Trump turns to outlandish lies.
This is what he had to say:
“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000,”
Continue reading “Incredibly Trump denies Thousands Died in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria”
On the surface this looks like typical Trump administration monstrosity. It needs to be looked into further:
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported Tuesday that the Trump administration transferred $9.8 million from FEMA’s budget to ICE, citing budget documents provided by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).
The big picture: The slash in funding comes as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence, which threatens to wreak havoc within days, with two other tropical systems on the horizon. The Department of Homeland Security quickly followed up in a tweet refuting the claims, saying “The money in question — transferred to ICE from FEMA’s routine operating expenses — could not have been used for hurricane response due to appropriation limitations.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s approval rating for handling the Russia investigation stands at 50% in a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. That outpaces President Donald Trump’s approval rating on the matter by 20 points.
Source: CNN Poll: Gap between Mueller, Trump approval grows – CNNPolitics
Donald Trump on 9-11 talking about one of his buildings. And he was lying then too:
“I mean, 40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually before the World Trade Center the tallest, and then when they built the World Trade Center it became known as the second-tallest, and now it’s the tallest,” he said.
Trump’s claim that his building was then the tallest in downtown Manhattan wasn’t accurate — the nearby 70 Pine Street building is 25 feet taller than Trump’s 40 Wall Street, though Trump’s building has four more stories.