The Smoking Gun: Trump, The Least Charitable Billionaire

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  1. We’re About to Find Out How Bad It Will Get Without Justice Kennedy

    By Emily Bazelon
    Ms. Bazelon is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine.

    • June 27, 2018
    For more than a dozen years, Justice Anthony Kennedy stood at the center of the Supreme Court. He moved the court to the right, but while he often provided a crucial fifth vote to the court’s conservative wing, Justice Kennedy sometimes voted against it. And he picked a few causes that liberals cherish, making him their occasional, if fickle, guardian angel.

    Among other things, Justice Kennedy was the bulwark against legal assaults against abortion, perhaps the one issue, more than any other, where the court’s influence and public attention so clearly intersect.

    With Justice Kennedy on the bench, the thinking among liberals went, how bad could things get? Now that he’s gone, we’re about to find out.
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    That’s the important question. No more Clarence Thomases tho. Smart experienced people slowly change when their roles change. Several judges, like Kennedy, changed to more centrist. Since the Republicans are no longer moving in lock step with Trump there will be some difficulty in appointment. Some Republicans will only vote for no abortions. Others will no consider that. I’m hoping there is a lot of wrangling about issues like that.
  3. Kennedy is conservative so no change.
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    Milo Yiannopoulos Posted a Threatening Instagram About Journalists, and the Social Network Left It Up for Hours
  5. “Obama: I told Trump to just rename Obamacare and take credit for it”
  6. Melania Trump expressed alarm when she saw a photo of a young boy sat in the desert alone, carrying a note in Spanish that in English read “I am looking for my mother.”
  7. Kennedy is conservative so no change.

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    “Protesters marched near President Trump's golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is spending his weekend, the Associated Press reports. The demonstrators gathered on a street corner near the property waving signs that read: "Do you know where our children are?" and "Even the Trump family belongs together."
    “Marches are underway across cities in the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies. Hundreds of thousands of protesters could attend more than 700 marches in cities from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., and New York City.”
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  9. Spanker did you ever check your data beforehand?
  10. "do" learn english punk.

    and I like these mind games
  11. My stupid PM with orange snowflake:

    EDIT: On the other hand he did not bad not bad at all.
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    My condolences on your leader with mine.
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    To lawyers like us, Michael Cohen looks like he’s ready to flip on Trump

    By Norman Eisen, Barry Berke and Dani James, The Washington Post, July 3, 2018


    With five guilty pleas and 24 indictments already filed, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III poses an obvious threat to the White House. President Trump admits as much with his incessant attacks on the investigation. But an even greater risk is on the horizon: Michael Cohen’s public statements Monday and other recent signs strongly suggest that Trump’s longtime consigliere will seek to “flip” on the president, becoming a government cooperator and potential star witness. Because of his role as Trump’s fixer, Cohen is more likely than anyone else to have damaging information on the president.

    To criminal law practitioners like us with many decades of experience dealing with cooperators, Cohen fits the profile of someone extremely likely to be targeted by investigators seeking to proceed up the criminal food chain. There is apparently significant evidence of Cohen’s own potential criminality — as evidenced by prosecutors successfully obtaining a search warrant of his premises, which is highly unusual against a lawyer in an investigation of alleged white-collar crimes. Potentially facing a substantial jail sentence and crippling financial penalties, Cohen is highly motivated to place his own interests above that of his former patron and trade information about the president and others for his own freedom.

    The first sign of a potential forthcoming deal was when Cohen fired his team of lawyers last month in favor of a lawyer at a boutique firm of former federal prosecutors. While not by itself definitive, such a change of counsel, in our experience, often signals a change in strategy.

    Then the identity of Cohen’s new lawyer was revealed. Guy Petrillo and his partners all previously worked in the same U.S. attorney’s office that raided Cohen’s office and is leading the investigation of him. Petrillo once worked side by side with the current prosecutor overseeing the investigation, as well as with Trump’s principal antagonist, former FBI director James B. Comey, and for another Trump adversary, Preet Bharara, who warmly praised Petrillo on Twitter after his appointment as a “beloved” alumnus of the very prosecution office where any deal will be cut.

    Next, Cohen himself began acting in a manner that suggests a new perspective on Trump — for example, publicly criticizing the president’s immigration policies in a letter resigning as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee.

    But it was Monday that confirmed Cohen is ready to cooperate. When asked point-blank by ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos how he would choose between continuing to protect the president and safeguarding his family from the consequences of a prosecution, Cohen answered, “To be crystal clear, my wife, my daughter and my son, and this country, have my first loyalty.” He then all but admitted his new lawyer would be attempting to get a cooperation deal: “Once I understand what charges might be filed against me, if any at all, I will defer to my new counsel, Guy Petrillo, for guidance.” He is also reportedly exiting from a “joint defense agreement” with Trump that allowed them to share information about legal proceedings — another typical sign of coming cooperation with the government.

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    Scott Pruitt Cuts Out Middle Man, Reportedly Asks Trump Directly for Sessions’ Job as Attorney General
  17. Nearly 14,000 immigrants will become US citizens as a part of dozens of naturalisation ceremonies held in America as the country celebrates Independence Day.
  18. There are 300 million Americans allready

  19. The big question is when will they get up on their hind legs and demand an end to the Trump presidency?
    Every other day we have a news story about someone about to turn and give evidence against him and it comes to zilch.
    Teasers nothing more.

    Are we as citizens enjoying the media circus a little too much to see what's really happening to our country?
    Trump with his policies and trade wars is slowly turning us into another North Korea like country before our eyes.
    He's isolating us but by bit with his insults and egotistical megalomaniac personality and continued lying to and about heads of state.
    All those so called special relationships are deteriorating by the day and still he gets away with it.
    We will be another hermit country if Trump stays in the White House.
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    Reality TV star turned Lord Mayor of Sheffield BANS Trump from visiting his city and labels him a WASTEMAN in show of solidarity with Mexico
    Magid Magid branded Donald Trump a 'wasteman' and said the US president was now banned from entering Sheffield when he visits the UK on a tour from July 13
    The mayor of Sheffield said he was declaring the day as Mexico Solidarity Day
    Magid Magid does not have the power to ban anyone from the city but was determined to make his feelings towards Mr Trump known in public

    Donald Trump has been 'banned' from the city of Sheffield by its new mayor - just ten days ahead of the US president's visit to the UK.

    Magid Magid labelled Trump a 'wasteman' and said there was no space for him to visit the city.

    Instead, the day of Trump's arrival on July 13 should be celebrated as Mexico Solidarity Day, Mr Magid said, as he wore a 'Trump is a Wasteman' t-shirt, teamed with green Doctor Martin boots.

    Green Party councillor Magid Magid made the announcement on Twitter, citing Mr Trump's 'Muslim ban', the detention of children at the border, and withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement as reasons.

    Afterwards he tweeted: 'Magid Magid, Lord Mayor & first citizen of this city hereby declare that not only is Donald J Trump a WASTEMAN, but he is also henceforth banned from the great city of Sheffield!

    'I further declare July 13th to be Mexico Solidarity Day!'

    The mayor, 28, made waves when he became the youngest person to be elected to the role for his four-year term lasting until 2020.

    He may be unconventional, with his inauguration images being of him squatting on a stair column, looking more cool than council, but he is certainly popular.

    The ex refugee came to the UK aged five from Burao in northern Somalia (now in Somaliland).

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    Another of Trump's affairs might surface. This one involving that A-word that the Christian far-right hates.

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  22. OOOH YEAH !!!!
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    Scott Pruitt EPA replacement Andrew Wheeler won't be any better for environment, green groups say | NBC News

    The Environmental Working Group deemed Pruitt "the worst head of the agency in its 48-year history."

    Scott Pruitt’s Legendary Corruption | Slate

    The outgoing EPA administrator was allowed to perpetrate a staggering level of self-dealing.

    Scott Pruitt resignation: Hollywood takes parting shots at EPA boss | USA Today
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    Giant 'Trump Baby' could fly over London for president's visit

    Plans to fly a giant inflatable figure depicting Donald Trump as a baby over London during the US president's visit have been approved.
    Mr Trump is due to meet Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on 13 July.
    Campaigners raised almost £18,000 for the helium-filled six-metre high figure, which they said reflects Mr Trump's character as an "angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands".
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave permission for the balloon to fly.
    The White House has been approached for comment.
    On Twitter former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the plan was "the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever".

    Under the plans the inflatable will be allowed to fly for two hours on the morning of Friday 13 July.
    Leo Murray, who is behind the crowdfunded idea, said: "[Mr Trump] really seems to hate it when people make fun of him.
    "So when he visits the UK on Friday, we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him.
    "That's why a group of us have chipped in and raised enough money to have a six-metre high blimp made by a professional inflatables company, to be flown in the skies over Parliament Square during Trump's visit."
    Are Trump and the mayor of London set to reconcile?

    Sheffield Mayor Magid Magid 'bans' Donald Trump from city

    Treasury to cover policing cost of Trump visit to Scotland
    Mr Murray said organisers initially "didn't get off to the best start with the mayor's office over this, who originally told us that they didn't recognise Trump Baby as legitimate protest".
    However, he said City Hall had "rediscovered its sense of humour - Trump Baby will fly".
    A statement on behalf of the London mayor said he "supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms".
    Mr Khan's city operations team met organisers and gave them permission to "use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp".

    More than 10,000 people signed a petition calling for the inflatable to be given permission to fly, activists said.
    Mr Khan and Mr Trump have repeatedly clashed on Twitter, including in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack.
    Before the figure can take off, campaigners will also need permission from the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) as the project constitutes a "non-standard flight in controlled airspace", a spokesperson said.

    Because Parliament Square sits within restricted airspace, additional approvals are also needed from the Metropolitan Police.

    Max Wakefield, who is one of the people working on the project, said the group is "confident it will obtain all necessary permits".
    He said the initial crowdfunding target was just £1,000, but this was reached within 24 hours.
    The extra cash will now be used to send the balloon on a "world tour" and "haunt" Mr Trump wherever he goes, he added.
    The Met has been approached for a comment.

    Make it happen please!

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