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Discussion > President Trump

golf charlie Feb 4, 2018 at 6:56 PM
Trump may have stated that he did not want St Hillary behind bars, but it may not be his decision to prosecute.

That could easily have been a VERY strategic statement! :)

Trump knew a lot, probably much more than we know even now, very early on, because of his contacts.

Just think, why would he run for high office without good reason and some good intel to back that up?

Feb 5, 2018 at 10:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

"Just think, why would he run for high office without good reason and some good intel to back that up?"

The words "crooked real estate developer" " questionable finances" "arrogance" and "chancer" come to mind.

Feb 5, 2018 at 11:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Robert Christopher

The head of the NSA taking a day out from Washington to New York to simply tell DJT "Obamah's spying on you" - when there are a number of other ways he could have conveyed that?

The old adage about "absolute power" going to people's heads seems to apply in spades in this case - if there's the possibility to see exactly what the opposition is doing and exactly what they're saying - resisting the impulse to follow the minutiae of your opponents activities must be near irresistible. I wonder at the amount of paranoia this has engendered among senior democrats and ex Obamah appointees...

I wonder if Evelyn Farcas is the only official to have blundered mentioning the extents of surveillance?

@Supertroll
The Venn diagram for DJT and BHO only leaves "crooked real estate developer" out of the common features - and that's a fact.

Feb 5, 2018 at 11:44 AM | Registered Commentertomo

Tomo. Maybe so. I am not defending Obama.

Feb 5, 2018 at 12:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Supertroll Feb 5, 2018 at 11:39 AM
You forgot TV celebrity. :)

tomo Feb 5, 2018 at 11:44 AM
I think JDT's network extends further than the government agency elites.

Feb 5, 2018 at 12:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

tomo Feb 5, 2018 at 11:44 AM

And I expect that Trump knew, or at least had many fragments of information, to which the public still are oblivious.

The Memo had very little evidence, if any, to procecute anyone, but it does set out the intended direction.

There is all to play for: interesting times ahead.

Feb 5, 2018 at 12:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

Robert Christopher 12:41

Nevertheless - was it the day after the admiral's visit that the campaign team started relocating en mass from Trump Tower out to "the sticks"... ?

There's likely a few people from Mitt Romney's 2012 team that are now wondering if they were an open book for BHO.

Actual evidence is as you say is mostly MIA at the moment - the communications intercepts would have been relatively easy to counter - the idea that surveillance extended to the planting of listening devices does not seem far fetched - given the admiral's style of approach and the campaign's office move.

Going back a few years - there was obviously a fairly major fall out between BHO and Rahm Emmanuel around the 2012 election - I'm wondering about "Foxtrot Oscar we don't need you any more" .....

Feb 5, 2018 at 12:57 PM | Registered Commentertomo

You forgot TV celebrity. :)

Indeed I did, but then I didn't consider that to be grounds for high office. I also failed to mention "outright lies on almost every subject" and "sexual assault allegations" . But he's against America's involvement in the climate change nonsense, so, overall, a "good ol' boy".

Feb 5, 2018 at 1:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Supertroll on Feb 5, 2018 at 1:17 PM

allegations - it used to be innocent until proven guilty. The problem is that liberals have trashed the traditional culture to the point where boundaries are undefined, so judging the past with the prudery of today, while still rejecting modesty, gives SJW licence to indulge.

I am expecting more than Mann to be found lacking.

Remember to take Trump seriously but not literally: he is indicating the direction of travel, not the exact route.

Feb 5, 2018 at 2:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

tomo on Feb 5, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Diana West wrote a book, called American Betrayal, that describes how Russian operatives 'occupied' Washington from the early 1930s. I have also read reports that the Swamp was invigorated when Bill entered the WH and Bush did little to reduce it, leaving Obama to pick it up again. Along with the Left's hold over Hollywood, the university Humanity, Social Science and minority victimhood departments and the MSM, I would expect there to be a very tangled web to unravel.

It's pointless to guess what has happened and what extent. Now that we have the Memo, I would expect that the action will move from the political to the legal arena, and away from Trump/Russia to Fusion GPS/Russia, and associated 'stars'. :)

Feb 5, 2018 at 2:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

"The problem is that liberals have trashed the traditional culture to the point where boundaries are undefined, so judging the past with the prudery of today, while still rejecting modesty, gives SJW licence to indulge".

So what exactly are you doing to Obama?

"it used to be innocent until proven guilty."
sexual assault allegations - self confessed by Trump
outright lies on almost every subject - extensively documented daily by NYT

"Remember to take Trump seriously but not literally" translation: ignore his petty lies.

Feb 5, 2018 at 2:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Robert Christopher

a very tangled web indeed. Speculation is one thing... teasing out enough detail and applying sanctions to the perps is another.

It's of note that of the POTUSs you list it's my understanding that Clinton actually dropped the most bombs on Iraq - not something he's particularly known for.

Deja Vu ... as you said before

Supertroll
he's not doing anything to Obamah that the man clearly didn't do to himself :-)

Feb 5, 2018 at 3:08 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Supertroll on Feb 5, 2018 at 2:44 PM
So what exactly are you doing to Obama?

I was gathering the information about what happened on his watch: either knew about it, or should have done.

We don't yet have any hard evidence, so I haven't accused him of anything, only what appears to have happened. If the MSM was half as vigilant with Obama as they are with Trump, we would have a clearer understanding of what occurred, so wouldn't be so intrigued.

Here is a Registered Democrat that puts forward a good case of why Trump is doing better than other Democrats expected, and why Democrats have the opinion they have:
Victor Davis Hanson: Donald Trump, President NObama 2018
(from 17:00 to 22:20 )

Feb 5, 2018 at 3:24 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

tomo on Feb 5, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Speculation is one thing... teasing out enough detail and applying sanctions to the perps is another.

Now that the Memo has arrived, it might happen!

There are so many questions about the FISA applications, the Steele dossier and Uranium One, let alone all the stuff we don't know about which, if true, could be worse, much worse.

But will it happen in our lifetime?

And, with Mark Steyn's case still parked, who can tell?

Feb 5, 2018 at 3:33 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Supertroll, there has always been evidence that Trump was no saint in his personal or business life and activities. He is (probably) what would be regarded as a bully, used to getting his own way, preferring to be surrounded by "yes men" (and women), hiring and firing on a whim.

Why did his political opponents, first Republican, then Democrat have to pay outsiders to make stuff up, and then involve and hide behind the FBI, National Security etc? Irrespective of Climate Science, he has shown up the self serving nature of the political establishment, just as Farage has done in the UK, and potentially the EU.

If all Democrats and half the Republicans were against Trump, plus the majority of the media, based on lies, doesn't it confirm how many Americans were fed up with the establishment, just as BREXIT confirmed the UK's feelings towards the EU? In the US and UK, the Establishments are trying to maintain that they were right, as more proof and evidence emerges that they were wrong before, that some of them were active players in the wrongdoing, and many still are?

No time is a good time to get rid of the political establishment, for fear of what may replace it. Those against Trump started it, I hope Trump can finish it with an honest and impartial Department of Justice.

Trump can now make life uncomfortable for prominent Californian Democrats, but a squealing Podesta would probably bring smiles across the States.

Feb 5, 2018 at 4:41 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

A man called Intrepid


OK .... not quite

Will The Times Washington correspondent pile in?

Feb 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Registered Commentertomo

But will it happen in our lifetime?

And, with Mark Steyn's case still parked, who can tell?

Feb 5, 2018 at 3:33 PM | Robert Christopher

Trump wants this to continue rumbling through the Mid Terms, and possibly beyond if he wants to stand again. Once a few arrests are made, if someone squeals, the investigations and prosecutions could go on for years.....

Mann v Steyn could be the least of Mann's worries. This will be of no financial assistance to Steyn, but could end financial assistance to Mann.

Feb 5, 2018 at 5:02 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

tomo,how will the UK Governmentt cope with US Spooks requiring the extradition of a former UK secret squirrel? Especially one that is happy to make stuff up if the incentive is right......

Feb 5, 2018 at 5:24 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

gc

from evidence that's already out there at the moment I doubt he can sensibly plead "not guilty" - so if there's a plea bargain to be had I guess the dobbing in of Fusion GPS would be a minimum price to scoot with a fine and maybe a few months in a soft prison.

I guess he could have plastic surgery, change his name and move to Cuba.

Feb 5, 2018 at 6:06 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Tom Fitton of judicialwatch.org goes for FOIA on "the Russia Docs" - elsewhere assorted bits of internet archive interviews explode under Democrat feet....

Feb 5, 2018 at 7:28 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Oh the unmitigated joy.
Blinkers fully engaged.
Elephants OK, donkeys rubbish.

Feb 5, 2018 at 7:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff from California

An interview with Russia Today that hasn't aged very well - at all....

dunno 'bout blinkers

Feb 5, 2018 at 7:58 PM | Registered Commentertomo

sexual assault allegations - self confessed by Trump
I have my doubts about that, Minty. A lot of women find successful men attractive, often sexually so – why else do so many successful men have considerably younger spouses (and look no further than the “Dirty Digger”, Rupert Murdoch, though there are many more examples of men who, on becoming famous, traded in their old wives for newer models)? One could argue that they were “pussy-grabbed.” It could be one way of pointing out that you have gained their attention in an intimate way, much like when a man is “grabbed by the balls” (a particularly unpleasant colloquialism) – when no actual physical contact is made.

I do hope that you noted in that video that, on being greeted by a beautiful woman, Mr Trump treated her with the utmost respect and decorum; it was only at the insistence of his travelling companion (ironically, a Mr Bush, but probably no relation) that the woman gave an uncomfortable Mr Trump an awkward hug. Do also note that, to the best of my knowledge, there has been no complaint from any woman that Mr Trump physically grabbed them by the pussy, nor have there been any eye-witnesses reporting seeing that happening.

Feb 5, 2018 at 9:19 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

A former business partner, Harth alleges Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips and groped her breasts and grabbed her genitals, in what she referred to in a 1997 lawsuit as "attempted rape". 

Kristin Anderson was deep in conversation with acquaintances at a crowded Manhattan nightspot and did not notice the figure to her right on a red velvet couch — until, she recalls, his fingers slid under her miniskirt, moved up her inner thigh and touched her vagina through her underwear.

Source

Feb 5, 2018 at 9:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhil Clarke

Then he's a liar (yet again) and a boaster.

Feb 5, 2018 at 9:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll