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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    ^
    Very perceptive.
    It's not a GOOD thing.

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    ^^ Rubbish its at 48% and climbing.

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports?

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    ^ Rasmussen is as credible as Fox news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longway View Post
    ^^ Rubbish its at 48% and climbing.

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports?
    Fake news for thick Trumpites.

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    As I and we - don't know the details of any possible "ties" to Russia by Trump during the campaign

    Many past Presidential candidates have had ties to foreign government before, during and after campaigns.

    It's usually VPs that go on to try to win the Presidency, as in G.H. Bush, and incumbent VPs before him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
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    ^^ Rubbish its at 48% and climbing.

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports?
    Fake news for thick Trumpites.
    I think Rasmussen just routinely add ten points to their poll result.

    The Latest has him at 37 - a new low.

    Not really surprising considering the Trumpcare car crash, the massive taxs cuts for the rich and his idiotic twattering.

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    Do you ever look at the previous page's posts?

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    Take a look at his newest approval ratings. 37%. He's a massive failure and everyone is on to his plan to fcuk seniors at the expense of rich fat cats, disembowel the EPA and the DOE and run the country like a tin pot dictator. The fact that you idiots support this vile piece of shit says a lot more about you than it does about him. politi...dOB - News - msn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Do you ever look at the previous page's posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    Take a look at his newest approval ratings. 37%. He's a massive failure and everyone is on to his plan to fcuk seniors at the expense of rich fat cats, disembowel the EPA and the DOE and run the country like a tin pot dictator. The fact that you idiots support this vile piece of shit says a lot more about you than it does about him. politi...dOB - News - msn
    You don't think I read all of your posts, do you?

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    but what about the Russians ? surely they must be responsible for those poor polls numbers

    oh wait, it doesn't work that way...

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    FBI Director James Comey is about to testify on the continuing U.S. investigation into Russia’s meddling in last year’s presidential election, but much of the attention will be on President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim that his predecessor had Trump Tower “wiretapped.”

    The House Intelligence Committee will try to untangle a web of conspiracies -- and conspiracy theories -- Monday morning when it hears from Comey and Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, in a rare open session.

    Here’s what to watch for:

    Was Trump wiretapped?

    After Trump’s Twitter posting March 4 claiming that former President Barack Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory,” Comey unsuccessfully urged the Justice Department to publicly deny the allegation, according to a U.S. official who requested anonymity in order to discuss sensitive issues.

    Now, the hearing may give Comey and Rogers an opportunity to deny there was any such bugging. They’re not likely to hear dissent from committee members on that score.

    Representative Devin Nunes of California, the committee’s Republican chairman, said on “Fox News Sunday” that “the president doesn’t go and physically” wiretap someone. So if you take Trump literally, he said, “it didn’t happen.”

    The panel’s top Democrat, Representative Adam Schiff of California, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that a classified dossier from the Justice Department delivered on Friday showed “no evidence to support the president’s claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor” so “I hope we can put an end to this wild goose chase, because what the president said was patently false.”

    Was Trump’s campaign under surveillance?

    After the uproar that followed Trump’s tweets on Obama and wiretapping, the president and his spokesmen recast the claim, saying he was referring to surveillance more broadly.

    While many lawmakers from both parties have said there’s no sign that Obama ordered spying on Trump, Nunes said Sunday he’s pursuing whether there “were any other surveillance activities that were used” that led to the “unmasking of names and the leaking of names.”

    Nunes cited the case of Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser. Flynn was forced to resign in February after it was revealed he’d spoken to Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., during the presidential transition -- and, crucially, misled Vice President Mike Pence about their discussions.

    This month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from probes related to Russia’s role in the 2016 campaign and potential contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign team, after acknowledging that he met twice last year with Kislyak.

    Intelligence agencies are known to listen in on communications by foreign leaders and diplomats, including ambassadors like Kislyak, but the contents of those calls aren’t supposed to be disclosed.

    Whatever happened to Russian hacking?

    The ostensible topic of Monday’s hearing is the Intelligence Committee’s “Russian Active Measures Investigation” -- in other words, the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies in January that Russia hacked into Democratic emails and leaked them to sow confusion in the U.S. electoral process, damage Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and help Trump’s candidacy.

    There was no finding, though, that hackers affected the actual vote-counting process. Russia has denied it engaged in hacking.

    As intelligence agencies and congressional committees continue to investigate Russia’s actions, lawmakers and intelligence experts have expressed concern that Moscow’s model of interference -- including selective leaking of information and attempts to control media narratives -- could be replicated in other countries such as France, which holds its first round of presidential voting April 23.

    Did Trump’s aides collude with Russia?

    Tying all of this together is the question of whether anyone close to Trump worked with the Russians during the campaign, whether in the hacking of Democrats or potential deal-making after the election.

    Trump supporters including Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and energy consultant Carter Page have denied any improprieties in their contacts with Russian officials or intermediaries. Documents released last week by congressional Democrats show Flynn received more than $45,000 from RT, the Russian government-backed television network, for his participation at a December 2015 gala where he sat at President Vladimir Putin’s table.

    “Were there U.S. persons who were helping the Russians in any way?” Schiff asked Sunday. “Was there any form of collusion?”

    Asked if there was evidence of collusion, Nunes responded, “I’ll give you a very simple answer: No.”

    Can Comey satisfy lawmakers?

    Comey, 56, angered Republicans in 2016 when he announced there weren’t sufficient grounds to prosecute former Secretary of State Clinton or her aides for improper handling of classified information on her private email system.

    Then, many Democrats were infuriated when Comey announced in late October that he was looking at some new evidence, believing he cost Clinton the election.

    Comey is in his fourth year of a 10-year term heading the Federal Bureau of Investigation and can be removed only if he resigns or is fired by the president.

    In an aside during a March 8 speech, the director indicated he has no intention of stepping down voluntarily. “You’re stuck with me for about another six and a half years,” he said.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/a...tion-deception

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
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    Very perceptive.
    It's not a GOOD thing.
    I think it is. Why do you think it isn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
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    Very perceptive.
    It's not a GOOD thing.
    I think it is. Why do you think it isn't?
    Why do you think he does it? So he can get away with shit without being transparent.

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    In a sense, yes. He is not a fan of giving away his battle plan before the battle and has said so many times. Much unlike Obama or Bush who couldn't keep their mouths shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    In a sense, yes. He is not a fan of giving away his battle plan before the battle and has said so many times. Much unlike Obama or Bush who couldn't keep their mouths shut.
    Oh come off it, what battle plan?

    When he says "I'm not going to reveal what it is", it's an obvious get out because he hasn't fucking got one.


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    Link to watch Comey testify starting 9pm tonight here in Thailand. (10am EDT)

    Live News Stream: Watch CBSN, Streaming free news online 24-7

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    In a sense, yes. He is not a fan of giving away his battle plan before the battle and has said so many times. Much unlike Obama or Bush who couldn't keep their mouths shut.
    Oh come off it, what battle plan?

    When he says "I'm not going to reveal what it is", it's an obvious get out because he hasn't fucking got one.

    You know so little Harry, no wonder you write so much crap that is so off base. He definitely has you fooled. Why don't you just try waiting to see how things develope first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Link to watch Comey testify starting 9pm tonight here in Thailand. (10am EDT)

    Live News Stream: Watch CBSN, Streaming free news online 24-7
    Thanks Misskit, this should be interesting, not that he knows everything. He will probably just state there is no evidence of wiretapping or anything proving the Trump/Russian connection. In other words, he knows nothing just like Harry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    You know so little Harry, no wonder you write so much crap that is so off base. He definitely has you fooled. Why don't you just try waiting to see how things develope first.
    Rick, you know I love ya bro, but what has Trump truly accomplished so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
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    In a sense, yes. He is not a fan of giving away his battle plan before the battle and has said so many times. Much unlike Obama or Bush who couldn't keep their mouths shut.
    Oh come off it, what battle plan?

    When he says "I'm not going to reveal what it is", it's an obvious get out because he hasn't fucking got one.

    You know so little Harry, no wonder you write so much crap that is so off base. He definitely has you fooled. Why don't you just try waiting to see how things develope first.
    He doesn't have me fooled mate, he's got gullible fuckers like you hook, line and sinker.

    According to my reckoning his 30-day plan to "eradicate ISIS" expires a week today.

    Any fucking sign of that happening?

    You'll believe any old tosh, you trumpkins.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    You know so little Harry, no wonder you write so much crap that is so off base. He definitely has you fooled. Why don't you just try waiting to see how things develope first.
    Rick, you know I love ya bro, but what has Trump truly accomplished so far?
    Yes, I can feel the love and here is the answer to your question.

    March 6 (UPI) -- Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20 and immediately began taking action on a number of issues.

    Here's a rundown of the highlights so far:
    (Most recent first)

    March 6


    Travel Ban: President Trump signed a revised version of an existing order to block entry by people from six majority-Muslim nations for 90 days and ban all refugees from Syria for 120 days. The new order specified that it won't affect people who had already been issued travel visas.

    February 28

    Clean Water Act: President Trump signed an executive order calling for a review of an Obama-era rule expanding the number of bodies of water under environmental protection.

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities: President Trump signed an executive order moving the federal initiative on HBCUs directly to the White House instead of under the Department of Education in order to "promote excellence," the White House said.

    Women in Science: President Trump signed two bills aiming to promote women in the STEM fields. The Protecting Women in Entrepreneurship Act calls on the National Science Foundation to "recruit and support women to expand their focus into the commercial world in its entrepreneurial programs. The Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers and Explorers Women Act requires NASA to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Gun Control: President Trump signed a bill nullifying an Obama-era rule aimed at blocking gun sales to people found to be mentally ill.

    February 24

    Regulatory Reform: President Trump signed an executive order to direct federal agencies to evaluate existing regulations. The action is part of Trump's plan to eliminate what he views as overreaching, "job-killing" restrictions.

    February 16

    Stream Protection: President Trump signed House Joint Resolution 38, which scraps an Obama administration environmental rule to protect waterways from coal mining waste. Trump's administration said the rule puts mining companies at a competitive disadvantage.

    February 14

    Anti-Corruption Repeal: President Trump signed House Joint Resolution 41, which wipes away a federal rule that requires energy companies to disclose royalties and government payments. The rule was imposed by the Obama administration last year as a transparency measure. Trump's government said it puts U.S. energy companies at a disadvantage.

    February 9

    Police Protection: Trump signed an order to review existing laws and produce legislation to better protect federal, state and local law enforcement officers. The action is a response to increased attacks against officers in the past year.

    Crime Reduction: The president ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to create a new federal task force to share information among agencies, develop strategies, identify deficiencies in current laws, evaluate criminal data and make recommendations for greater safety of U.S. citizens.

    Foreign Crime Fighting: Trump issued an executive order prioritizing efforts to prosecute foreign-based crimes like drug and human trafficking. It calls for stricter enforcement of laws already on the books and efforts to "identify, interdict, disrupt, and dismantle transnational criminal organizations."

    February 3

    Wall Street Regulation: Trump signed an executive order to ease U.S. fiscal regulations in the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 -- which was a response to the financial crisis and Great Recession that Trump's administration called "overreaching."

    Money Manager Rule: The president ordered the Labor Department to review a rule from former President Barack Obama requiring financial managers to act in their clients' best interests when handling retirement accounts. The department will determine whether such a mandate is necessary.

    January 31

    Supreme Court: Trump nominated federal appellate Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch to replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Some Democrats promised to filibuster the confirmation process after Republicans refused to hold hearings on former President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland after Scalia's death.

    January 30

    Federal regulations: Trump signed an executive order requiring that for every new federal regulation on small and large businesses, two existing regulations must be removed. He signed the document after a meeting with small business leaders. Trump said he wants to end regulatory discrepancy between big and small business.

    CIA in the NSC: White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the CIA was added to Trump's National Security Council -- something that wasn't done by former President Barack Obama due to the creation of the national intelligence director post in 2005.

    January 28

    National Security Council: Trump reorganized the council, adding his chief strategist, Steve Bannon. The council is a panel of officials, most of them Cabinet level, who work with the president to determine the best course of action on security issues.

    January 27

    Military strength: Trump signed an executive order to provide new resources and equipment to strengthen the U.S. military. The order promises to "rebuild" American armed forces and upgrade national and global security as part of a strategy that dictates "peace through strength." The order directs Defense Secretary James Mattis to assess the country's military and nuclear capabilities.

    Visa vetting: Trump signed an executive order that calls for more intensive security checks for foreign nationals seeking U.S. travel visas. The action stems from a controversial proposal Trump made during his campaign -- to prevent certain refugees from nations of concern, like Iraq and Syria, from reaching U.S. shores until they can be cleared.

    January 25

    Border security: Trump signed an executive action directing federal agencies to prepare for "immediate construction" of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border -- a controversial project that was at the center of his presidential campaign.

    Immigration enforcement: The president signed an executive order to strip federal grant money from so-called "sanctuary cities" -- U.S. municipalities that protect undocumented immigrants from federal prosecution. Trump's order also seeks to hire 10,000 additional immigration officers, build more detention centers and prioritize immigrants for deportation.

    January 24

    Oil pipelines: Trump signed executive orders that would make it possible to complete the Dakota Access and restart the process for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

    January 23

    Abortion: Trump signed a presidential memorandum reviving a rule that prevents U.S. funds from going to certain health charities around the world that counsel on abortions. Known as the Mexico City policy, it was first instituted by former President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and has been on and off the books ever since.

    Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trump signed a presidential memorandum withdrawing the United States from the trade deal with Asia. The pact has been criticized by people skeptical of its benefits and worried over its potential to kill U.S. jobs. Proponents of the deal worry that pulling out could harm relations with key allies in the region.

    Federal workforce: Trump ordered a temporary hiring freeze for federal workers, except for the military and certain security positions.

    January 20

    Obamacare: Within hours of his inauguration, Trump took his first step toward appealing the Affordable Care Act, signing an executive order calling on government agencies to "ease the burden" of the policy.

    Trump's order asked federal agencies to "prepare to afford the states more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market."

    Homeowners insurance: The new president also suspended a scheduled insurance rate cut for new homeowners, which had been set by Barack Obama's government. The cut would have reduced annual insurance premiums for new Federal Housing Administration loans by 25 basis points -- from 0.85 to 0.60.

    Federal regulations: Trump also ordered a freeze on all new federal regulations that had not been finalized.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/...7811485361327/

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    Currently watching the Comey hearing and it confirms the US is bogged down with beaurocratic nonsense. Sad to watch and sad to see. The committee members actually think they represent the American public and not their own political biases. Again, too many cooks in the kitchen.
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    It sure is going around in circles not getting anywhere. Some interesting things coming out though.

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    Cujo, a few things are coming out, but there will not be enough to reach any real conclusions other than the US has always had dealings with Russia that were never shared with the American public.

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    National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers just stated in the Comey hearings that the Russians have been interfering with the US election process for "decades." This is a very important point as the investigation goes forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers just stated in the Comey hearings that the Russians have been interfering with the US election process for "decades."
    Oh damn, could explain why GW Bush was "elected" in 2000,

    he was a KGB agent, like Trump

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