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  1. This is the alt/right conspiracy theorist who Trump retweets. He pushed pizza gate, making a video at the restaurant. He's also an intelligence officer in the Navy reserve.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/politics/jack-posobiec-navy-security-clearance/index.html

    "Posobiec is a Navy reservist and intelligence officer who has trafficked in debunked conspiracy theories and was retweeted by President Donald Trump this week.
    A Navy official told CNN on Wednesday that Posobiec's security clearance is now being reviewed by his command, which considering whether his statements and behavior are in violation of the conditions of his clearance."
  2. General Kelly at Trump press conference
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    Caption?
    Winter is Here

  3. https://www.businessinsider.nl/stev...e-china-trump-2017-8/?international=true&r=US

  4. The Wrong Guy Member

    Newly Leaked Emails Just Revealed Trump Family Implicated In $350 Million Fraud Investigation

    By Grant Stern, Washington Journal

    Quote:

    It’s beginning to look like Special Counsel Mueller will catch President Trump and his three eldest children committing the first ever reality TV show assisted financial crime, all collaborating in a $350 million dollar bank fraud related to the Trump SoHo Condominium Hotel.

    The fraud-riddled Trump SoHo project ultimately failed and was foreclosed upon by lenders in 2014, but its legacy lives on in a byzantine web of lawsuits.

    We’ve obtained leaked copies of those emails related to a key lawsuit related to the Trump SoHo – which are embedded below – that outline the Trump family’s complicity in a major financial crime.

    They show that Donald Trump and his three eldest children participated in a cover up in order to keep borrowing massive construction loans on the hotel they pitched on NBC’s Apprentice from failing during the financial downturn. The Trump Organization earned $3 million dollars from the fraud just last year alone, even as the hotel’s fortunes have sunk post-election.

    Three weeks ago, Bloomberg News reported that Mueller is focusing on the lower Manhattan Trump Soho Hotel deal and Vanity Fair reported recently that new emails reveal the Trump family’s participation in a criminal enterprise there.

    Now, the newly leaked email chain also confirms a major German public television report (ZDF) on the Trump SoHo hotel.

    ZDF interviewed an American national financial fraud expert Professor William Black, who was told the sordid tale of the Trump SoHo frauds without being told the names of the participants.

    He concluded that based on their thorough reporting that the First Family participated in a business that was committing bank fraud in a pattern and a practice of illegal conduct which violated the federal racketeering laws known as the RICO Act.

    RICO Act cases are subject to enforcement in both civil lawsuits with tripled damages and criminal law, with jail and restitution to the victims as the penalty.

    Trump SoHo’s Developers Screwed Their Employees, So They Sued For Racketeering

    A lawsuit by Trump’s former development partners Bayrock, the company led by a mafia associate & Russian-emigre Felix Sater, has already exposed a direct tie between Donald Trump’s New York City development activities at Trump SoHo and Vladimir Putin’s money.

    Former Bayrock executive Jody Kriss sued his former employer and Sater – who was Trump’s business partner and longtime advisor – for operating a criminal enterprise (RICO), committing bank fraud and refusing to pay employee-related bonuses he had earned.

    Bank obligations forbid loans to known felons or the companies they operate.

    As both a manager and member of Bayrock’s limited liability company which borrowed the money, Felix Sater both owned and operated the Trump SoHo project.

    Anyone in the transaction who knew participated in the enterprise and hid that material fact from the bank if they knew about it, becomes the party to a criminal enterprise.

    In mid-December 2007, New York Times publicly revealed that Felix Sater had secretly entered financial felony plea deal in the late 1990s, and was also convicted of a felony assault against the mafia associate from a bar fight.

    Hiding a Sater’s involvement in Bayrock and the Trump SoHo project is a form of criminal bank fraud.

    Newly leaked emails from an attorney for one of the Bayrock partners named the Sapir Organization – documents an urgent “time sensitive and should not be pushed back” detail a meeting which all of the Trumps demanded with Sater and Bayrock on January 21st, 2008.

    Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka and sons Don Jr. and Eric collectively demanded and presumably attended the important meeting to chew out Bayrock about the project, and specifically Felix Sater about his felony past.

    Instead of informing banks and buyers about Sater’s criminal past, as was the Trump Organization’s obligation, the Trump family proceeded to keep the felony secret as Sater engaged in a scheme to hide his interests in the deal.

    We know because Sater wrote to Bayrock’s investors in Iceland (who laundered Putin’s money) complaining that his own company wanted to fire him over his felony convictions after meeting the Trumps.

    Continued at http://washingtonjournal.com/2017/0...y-implicated-350-million-fraud-investigation/
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  5. The Wrong Guy Member

    Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 1 hour ago
    The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!

    Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 17 minutes ago
    Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!

    Trump Trots Out Anti-Muslim Urban Legend After Barcelona Attack | The Daily Beast

    Less than an hour after issuing a measured statement in response to a deadly terror attack in Barcelona, President Trump trotted out a false, internet-created, anti-Muslim urban legend. “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught,” the president tweeted. “There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!” Trump repeatedly referenced the fabricated tale during the 2016 presidential campaign, despite it having been disproven on numerous occasions. According to the lie, U.S. General John J. Pershing threatened Muslim terrorists in the Philippines by executing them with bullets dipped in pigs’ blood and burying them among the pigs.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-trots-out-anti-muslim-urban-legend-after-barcelona-attack

    Trump Revives Unfounded Gen. Pershing and Pig Blood Story in Reaction to Barcelona | Mediaite

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/tru...and-pig-blood-story-in-reaction-to-barcelona/

    Donald Trump cites dubious legend about Gen. Pershing, pig's blood and Muslims | PolitiFact

    By Louis Jacobson, February 23, 2016

    Says that in the Philippines more than a century ago, Gen. John Pershing "took 50 bullets, and he dipped them in pigs’ blood," and shot 49 Muslim rebels. "The 50th person, he said, ‘You go back to your people, and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years, there wasn’t a problem."
    Donald Trump on Friday, February 19th, 2016 in a rally in North Charleston, S.C.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-m...-trump-cites-dubious-legend-about-gen-pershi/

    Pershing the Thought | Snopes

    U.S. General John J. Pershing did not effectively discourage Muslim terrorists in the Philippines by killing them burying and their bodies along with those of pigs.

    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pershing.asp
  6. Bannon is giving Trump’s Cabinet every reason to quit
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog...every-reason-to-quit/?utm_term=.8eeb7ec342c6[
    Let me repeat that last part..
    "Other than Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (who must have approved the anti-racist statements put out by the military service chiefs), who literally is there to prevent nuclear war,"

    "who literally is there to prevent nuclear war,"
    ...
  7. http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/17/news/companies/cleveland-clinic-trump-mar-a-lago/index.html
    Cleveland Clinic, American Cancer Society pull events from Trump resort
    The American Cancer Society followed suit
  8. Brennon's letter to wolf blitzer
    "Wolf:
    Just watched your interview with Senator Blumenthal when you mentioned that you lost all four of your grandparents to the unspeakable evil of Nazism. I just want to extend my sympathies not only for their deaths but also to you and your family--and countless others--for the pain inflicted today by the despicable words of Donald Trump. Mr. Trump's words, and the beliefs they reflect, are a national disgrace, and all Americans of conscience need to repudiate his ugly and dangerous comments. If allowed to continue along this senseless path, Mr. Trump will do lasting harm to American society and to our standing in the world. By his words and his actions, Mr. Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk."
  9. The Internet Member

    At first I read "Brennon" as "Bannon" and nearly had a stroke, lol.
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  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    Trump's Longtime Business Partner Told Family He and POTUS Are 'Going to Prison': Report | Alternet

    Quote:

    Felix Sater, one of Donald Trump’s shadiest former business partners, is reportedly preparing for prison time — and he says the president will be joining him behind bars.

    Sources told The Spectator‘s Paul Wood that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s deep dive into Trump’s business practices may be yielding results.

    Trump recently made remarks that could point to a money laundering scheme, Wood reported.

    “I mean, it’s possible there’s a condo or something, so, you know, I sell a lot of condo units, and somebody from Russia buys a condo, who knows?” the president said.

    Sater, who has a long history of legal troubles and cooperating with law enforcement, was one of the major players responsible to for selling Trump’s condos to the Russians.

    And according to Wood’s sources, Sater may have already flipped and given prosecutors the evidence they need to make a case against Trump.

    For several weeks there have been rumours that Sater is ready to rat again, agreeing to help Mueller. ‘He has told family and friends he knows he and POTUS are going to prison,’ someone talking to Mueller’s investigators informed me.

    Sater hinted in an interview earlier this month that he may cooperating with both Mueller’s investigation and congressional probes of Trump.

    “In about the next 30 to 35 days, I will be the most colourful character you have ever talked about,” Sater told New York Magazine. “Unfortunately, I can’t talk about it now, before it happens. And believe me, it ain’t anything as small as whether or not they’re gonna call me to the Senate committee.”

    Continued at http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-po...d-family-he-and-potus-are-going-prison-report
  11. post the link or gtfo
  12. Disgust as Trump quotes approvingly apocryphal tale of US general who 'summarily executed Muslim terrorists with pigs' blood-soaked bullets' in wake of Barcelona bloodbath

    • Donald Trump tweeted claim about U.S. Gen. Jack Pershing - referring to a false tale that he killed 49 Muslim insurgents with bullets dipped in pig's blood
    • He made the claim in the wake of a deadly terror attack in Spain attributed to Islamic radicals - and had previously used it on the cmapaign trail
    • 'Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!' the president tweeted
    • Story was an object lesson in motivating Muslim terrorists to stay away, but it's a tall tale that never actually happened
    • He used it to burnish his tough-on-terror image during the South Carolina GOP primary campaign in February 2016
    resident Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that his administration condemns the day's terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain – then tweeted a false story about beating Islamic terrorism by shooting Muslims with bullets dipped in pigs' blood.
    'Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!' the president tweeted.
    Trump had already issued a more prosaic tweet 45 minutes earlier, writing: 'The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!'
    But the reference to Gen. John 'Black Jack' Pershing inserted Trump into the day's most riveting news story in a way his White House could come to regret.
    There was criticism of the president for his use of it, with CNN anchor Jake Tapper calling it a 'lie', something unlikely to improve his network's relations with the White House.







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  13. Criticism: Factchecking group PolitiFact rated Trump at the worst end of its scale of error, CNN ancor Jake Tapper called the tweet a 'lie', while Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu and anti-Trump Republican Bill Kristol were united in attacking the tweet
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    Den. Jack Pershing was a military governor of a Philippines province but certainly never carried out mass executions designed to scare Muslims about the fate of their souls

    Trump's anecdote is a fictional story that he told in South Carolina ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary in February 2016.
    The story centers on Pershing's supposed killing of prisoners during the early 1900s when his army was targeted by an insurgent guerrilla campaign of Muslim 'Juramentados' who targeted Christians with gruesome sword attacks.
    Pershing was governor of the Philippines' Moro Province at the time.

    'They were having terrorism problems, just like we do,' Trump said. 'He caught 50 terrorists that did tremendous damage and killed many people and he took the 50 terrorists and he took 50 men and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood.'
    'And he had his men load his rifles, and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people, and the 50th person, he said; 'You go back to your people and you tell them what happened'.'
    'And for 25 years,' Trump ended, 'there wasn't a problem. For 25 years there wasn't a problem. Okay? Twenty-five years, there wasn't a problem. So we better start getting tough!'
    On Thursday Trump upped Pershing's effectiveness by 10 years, to 35.
    Problematically for him, the bullets-in-pigs-blood episode never happened.
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    Trump told his unbelievable story during the Republican primary season in the early state of South Carolina
  14. It seems to have had its genesis in a 1927 Chicago Daily Tribune article that described Pershing sprinkling some Muslim prisoners with pig's blood, which the Juramentados believed would condemn their souls.
    After that, however, he let them go.
    The Tribune article claimed that 'those drops of porcine gore proved more powerful than bullets.'
    Even the newspaper's story, rendered without mention of summary executions, may have been made-up.
    Texas A&M University historian Brian McAllister Linn told Politifact last year that it's 'a fabrication and has long been discredited. I am amazed it is still making the rounds.'
    Christopher Einolf, a DePaul University expert and author, added: 'I never found any indication that it was true in extensive research on his Moro experiences. This kind of thing would have run completely against his character.'


    It's also not clear that the Moro were particularly observant Muslims.
    And Michael H. Hunt, an emeritus historian at the University of North Carolina told Politifact that Pershing hardly crushed a rebellion.
    The region 'remained in constant unrest during the period of American rule and into the period of independence, right down to the present.'
    But in the South Carolina rally 18 months ago, Trump said the story was evidence that 'we better start getting tough and we better start getting vigilant, and we better start using our heads or we're not gonna have a country, folks.'
    'By the way,' he added, 'this is something you can read in the history books. Not a lot of history books, because they don't like teaching this.'

    A NOT SO DIRTY WAR AND A RACIALLY-LOADED NICKNAME

    WHO WAS PERSHING?
    Gen. John 'Black Jack' Pershing, who would rise to fame in World War I, was a U.S. Army commander and served as governor of the southern Philippines' mainly Muslim Moro province between 1909 and 1913. His tenure came as the U.S. was consolidating its control over the Philippines, which it had won as a result of the Spanish-American War. Pershing was confronted with a Moro insurgency, which he largely broke in June 1913 in a battle that killed some 500 Moro fighters.
    His nickname has an unfortunate history - and was not one of his own making. During a distinguished military career he had commanded the 10th Cavalry in the West . It was one of the original Buffalo Soldiers regiments - African-American troops under the command of white officers.
    But when he was posted to West Point as an instructor, he was widely-disliked as a disciplinarian and cadets called him N****r Jack because of his previous command of the Buffalo Soldiers. Over time at West Point it was softened to Black Jack. By 1917, with entry into World War One, Pershing had become famous beyond just the military and the nickname stuck.
    His own views on race are complicated. On one hand, he commanded racially-segregated forces in Europe in World War One, and sent messages to the French resisting anything which would appear to challenge segregation and the perceived inferiority of black troops. On the other hand, he wrote after the war: 'I cannot commend too highly the spirit shown among the colored combat troops, who exhibit fine capacity for quick training and eagerness for the most dangerous work.'
    WHAT TACTICS IS TRUMP PRAISING?
    It's unclear. Trump did not cite any specific tactic employed by Pershing in his tweet on Thursday. But during the presidential campaign, he told a widely discredited story that Pershing had halted Muslim attacks in the Philippines by shooting rebels with bullets dipped in pigs' blood. Pork is taboo for Muslims, but that story has been widely debunked by historians as unsubstantiated or exaggerated. Fact-checking organizations such as Politifact rated Trump's claim as false.
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    War: There is little doubt that the Moro Rebellion was an unpleasant war with nasty actions, including the execution of prisoners. But historians say there is no evidence for the claims Trump alluded to on Twitter

    However, according to Politifact, Pershing wrote in a memoir that another U.S. commander in the Philippines had at least once 'seen to it' that Muslim insurgents' bodies were buried in the same grave as a dead pig to serve as a warning to others.
    'It was not pleasant to have to take such measures, but the prospect of going to hell instead of heaven sometimes deterred the would-be assassins,' Pershing wrote.
    According to Politifact, a footnote to the 2013 edition of the memoir cited another general as telling Pershing in a letter that the practice had long been a custom 'to discourage crazy lunatics.'


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  15. I would be amazed if he survives till end of the year': Trump's 'Art of the Deal' co-author predicts that the president is about to resign

    • Tony Schwartz said he would be 'amazed' if Donald Trump lasted a year in office
    • He said the president will resign before facing consequences in the Russia probe
    • In follow up tweets in response to questions, Schwartz predicted that Trump would make a deal for immunity in exchange for his resignation
    • Schwartz, who co-wrote Art of the Deal, has long predicted Trump's resignation
    • Donald Trump's Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz has predicted that the president will soon resign from his role as Commander in Chief.
      Schwartz said that he would be 'amazed' if Trump lasted a year in office, saying the president will resign before special counsel Robert Mueller acts on his Russia investigation.
      In follow up tweets in response to questions, Schwartz predicted that Trump would make a deal for immunity in exchange for his resignation, adding that the 'Russia stuff will be huge'.
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      Donald Trump's Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz has predicted that the president will resign from his role before the year is up
      He wrote on Wednesday: 'The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice.
      'Trump's presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.
      'Trump must be isolated. Resistance every day. The end is near but must keep pressure high.'
    • In a now-deleted tweet, Schwartz also criticized Trump's three eldest children, Ivanka, Donald Jr and Eric.
      'Eric & Donald Trump Jr., dumber versions of their father. Ivanka Trump fake human and enabler. They all suffer from Stockholm Syndrome,' he wrote.
      He later deleted the tweet and explained: 'Yesterday I criticized Trump's children, and today deleted the tweet. I don't know them & I want to keep my comments focused on Trump.'
      The writer has long predicted Trump's resignation, with his most recent comments echoing a statement he made in May.
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      Mr Schwartz (pictured) said that he would be 'amazed' if Trump lasted a year in office
      'I surely believe that at some point over the next period of time he's going to have to figure out a way to resign,' Schwartz told CNN at the time.
      Trump himself hired Schwartz to co-write the memoir-cum-business guide, released in 1987.
      Schwartz spent a year following the businessman around to write 'The Art of the Deal' and describes himself as the book's ghostwriter, something Trump denies.
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      A post on Schwartz's Twitter feed reads: 'I wrote the Art of the Deal. Donald Trump read it.'
      As Trump's approach to the White House began to pick up steam this year, Schwartz became more and more vocal in his opposition to the Republican.
      Now he maintains a rolling Twitter commentary on Trump's affairs in which he derides the candidate as 'narcissistic' and 'paranoid'.
      Before the 2016 presidential election, he warned that warns that if Trump were given access to America's nukes, he could cause Armageddon.

      Trump re-election campaign releases ad attacking his 'enemies'



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  18. The Wrong Guy Member

    Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Elevation of Cyber Command

    I have directed that United States Cyber Command be elevated to the status of a Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations.

    This new Unified Combatant Command will strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our Nation’s defense. The elevation of United States Cyber Command demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries.

    United States Cyber Command’s elevation will also help streamline command and control of time-sensitive cyberspace operations by consolidating them under a single commander with authorities commensurate with the importance of such operations. Elevation will also ensure that critical cyberspace operations are adequately funded.

    In connection with this elevation, the Secretary of Defense is examining the possibility of separating United States Cyber Command from the National Security Agency. He will announce recommendations on this matter at a later date.

    Through United States Cyber Command, we will tackle our cyberspace challenges in coordination with like-minded allies and partners as we strive to respond rapidly to evolving cyberspace security threats and opportunities globally.

    Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pres...tement-donald-j-trump-elevation-cyber-command
  19. Trump discussing " The Cyber" is definitely another of his distraction devices, something to improve on his disastrous statements of recent days.
    We all know he hasn't a clue about the cyber , so it's more than fair to assume this statement was written for him.
    At this juncture I'd estimate he's about 6 votes away from impeachment.
  20. The Wrong Guy Member

    Trump’s Arts and Humanities committee just resigned in protest | Salon

    While quitting, members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities asked Trump himself to resign.

    Quote:

    In a week that has seen exoduses from and shutterings of various presidential councils in the wake of President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, the commander in chief has lost yet another of his touted advisory groups. In an open letter, 16 out of 17 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned and asked the president to do the same. The White House advisory council is dedicated to cultural issues including arts funding, economic promotion of the arts and arts education among other responsibilities.

    “The false equivalencies you push cannot stand,” the open letter says to Trump. “The Administration’s refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred only further emboldens those who wish America ill. We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions.”

    It continues by pointing out the specific policies of the president and the group’s objections to them:

    Speaking truth to power is never easy, Mr. President. But it is our role as commissioners on the PCAH to do so. Art is about inclusion. The Humanities include a vibrant free press. You have attacked both. You released a budget which eliminates arts and culture agencies. You have threatened nuclear war while gutting diplomacy funding. The Administration pulled out of the Paris agreement, filed an amicus brief undermining the Civil Rights Act, and attacked our brave trans service members. You have subverted equal protections, and are committed to banning Muslims and refugee women & children from our great country. This does not unify the nation we all love. We know the importance of open and free dialogue through our work in the cultural diplomacy realm, most recently with the first-ever US Government arts and culture delegation to Cuba, a country without the same First Amendment protections we enjoy here. Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we are guaranteed.

    “Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions,” it continues. “We took a patriotic oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

    The letter ends with the suggest that, should he not change his policies and behavior, the president himself should resign. “Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too.”

    The document is co-signed by all members of the committee including such notables as painter Chuck Close, writer Jhumpa Lahiri, actor and Obama advisor Kal Penn and 13 others. Director George C. Wolfe was the only member not to sign the letter. There is no word on whether he remains on the now otherwise empty committee.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, ex-officio members of the board, as well as honorary chairwoman First Lady Melania Trump also did not join the departing 16. The Committe was founded by President Ronald Reagan.

    Earlier this week, several members of the president’s Manufacturing Council and Strategy & Policy Forum similarly resigned in protest. Subsequently, the administration dissolved both of those groups.

    Read the whole letter below:

    Continued at http://www.salon.com/2017/08/18/presidents-committee-on-the-arts-and-the-humanities-resignation/
  21. No one wants to be too closely associated with Trump at all. In his mind they are betraying him the president and sooner or later he'll be bawing treason or some such over the top accusation. His grasp on reality is tenuous at best and it's going to be very interesting watching him continue to squirm as anyone with an ounce of sense disassociates from the presidency as is.

    Will he design or will he be pushed, that's the most urgent question we're all asking right now.
    And when?
  22. Will he resign? Ooopsies.:eek::confused:
  23. The Wrong Guy Member

    Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon | The New York Times

    Quote:

    President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.

    The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.

    As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon’s future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but it was delayed in the wake of the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

    Mr. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.

    But the loss of Mr. Bannon, the right-wing nationalist who helped propel some of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises into policy reality, raises the potential for the president to face criticism from the conservative news media base that supported him over the past year.

    Mr. Bannon’s many critics bore down after the violence in Charlottesville. Outraged over Mr. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally, leaving one woman dead, human rights activists demanded that the president fire so-called nationalists working in the West Wing. That group of hard-right populists in the White House is led by Mr. Bannon.

    Continued at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/us/politics/steve-bannon-trump-white-house.html

    AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House | The Associated Press

    Quote:

    White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.

    That’s according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations.

    Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump’s general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.

    The former leader of conservative Breitbart News pushed Trump to follow through with his campaign promises. But he’s also sparred with some of Trump’s closest advisers, including son-in-law Jared Kushner.

    Source: https://apnews.com/fc13492d716b47769a0f81eaf8fc19fa

    Sara A. Carter @SaraCarterDC 19 minutes ago
    Steve Bannon just told me he resigned from the White House two weeks ago.
    @POTUS #Bannon
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  24. It was just a matter of time, always when and never if.
  25. The Wrong Guy Member

    Journalist reflects on interview with Stephen Bannon | Washington Post



    Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect, got an unexpected interview with White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon on August 15.
  26. The Wrong Guy Member

    ‘Known racist and a nazi sympathizer’: Activist projects message onto Trump’s D.C. hotel | The Washington Post

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    D.C.’s resident projection protest artist did not mince words Thursday night in his latest rebuke to President Trump.

    Robin Bell drove his van to Trump International Hotel and projected several slides on the facade of the president’s eponymous hotel that said in all capital letters, “The president of the United States is a known racist and a nazi sympathizer.”

    “This is not a drill,” the message continued. “We are all responsible to stand up and end white supremacy. #Resist.”

    The message gained traction on social media as passersby took photos and posted them online.

    Bell, a D.C.-based artist and filmmaker, also projected images Thursday night on the Newseum and on a Confederate statue near D.C.’s Judiciary Square.

    The image on the Newseum was in honor of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman killed at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville after a man drove a car through a crowd of counterprotesters.

    “Heather Heyer,” the projection read. “1985-2017.”

    The animated image at the statue of Albert Pike, a Confederate soldier, in the nation’s capital showed a dotted line at the base of the statue with the words “Remove racism above line” written beneath it.

    Animated scissors then mimics cutting the line.

    The D.C. Council has called for the statue, which is on federal property, to be removed.

    Continued at https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...26a6c0-8413-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html
  27. The Wrong Guy Member

    Kal Penn‏ @kalpenn 6 hours ago
    Dear @realDonaldTrump, attached is our letter of resignation from the President's Committee on the Arts & the Humanities @PCAH_gov

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    Kal Penn‏ @kalpenn 3 hours ago
    Replying to @kalpenn @realDonaldTrump and
    Update: All members have now resigned. Per @politico, PCAH is an official agency. That makes this the first White House department to resign.

    [ Notice that in the letter, the first letters of every paragraph spell RESIST. ]
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  28. Disambiguation Global Moderator

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    Took me a while to find it
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  29. The Wrong Guy Member

    Inside the rise and fall of Steve Bannon | POLITICO

    In the end, it was Steve Bannon’s ego that did him in.

    "No one liked him,” one senior White House official said. "People didn't know what he did other than stab his colleagues in the back."

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/steve-bannon-fired-trump-white-house-241792

    Bannon returns to Breitbart News as executive chairman | POLITICO

    “The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/...o-breitbart-news-as-executive-chairman-241806

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