Donald Trump Announces 2016 White House Bid


Curious Cdn
#3511
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Greenland only has 56,000 people

Wow!

They must be hiding gold in their igloos!

No wonder the Americans want Greenland. The Swiss fight back when you try to take their gold!
 
taxslave
#3512
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Greenland has a GDP of almost $3 billion a year

Ive worked on construction projects worth more than that.
 
JLM
#3513
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Greenland has a GDP of almost $3 billion a year


$53,000 a head. Pretty respectable!
 
Curious Cdn
#3514
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Ive worked on construction projects worth more than that.

What were they originally budgeted for?
 
spaminator
#3515
Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users
Reuters
Published:
August 23, 2019
Updated:
August 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT
In this file photo taken on August 15, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Keep America Great" campaign rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account.
In court papers filed late Friday by the U.S. Justice Department, Trump sought a rehearing by the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, calling the 3-0 decision “fundamentally misconceived.”
Trump has more than 63 million followers on Twitter, and often uses his account to make significant announcements, including Friday when his tweets about trade with China sent U.S. stock and oil prices down sharply.
The three-judge panel last month upheld a May 2018 lower court ruling that forced Trump to unblock several dozen followers.
Twitter Inc and the White House did not immediately comment.
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In the appellate court ruling, Circuit Judge Barrington Parker wrote, “the First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialog because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.”
White House social media director Dan Scavino, who was also a defendant, is also challenging the appeals court ruling.
The Justice Department court filing on Friday warned that if the appeals court ruling was upheld, that “public officials who address matters relating to their public office on personal accounts will run the risk that every action taken on that account will be state action subject to constitutional scrutiny.”
Parker, however, had said Trump’s account bears “all the trappings of an official, state-run account” and is “one of the White House’s main vehicles for conducting official business.”
Trump has made his @RealDonaldTrump account, which he opened in 2009, a central and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda and attack critics.
His blocking of critics was challenged by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, as well as seven Twitter users he had blocked.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/tru...-twitter-users
 
spaminator
#3516
DOJ declines to prosecute ex-FBI Director James Comey despite finding that he leaked memo
Reuters
Published:
August 29, 2019
Updated:
August 29, 2019 3:41 PM EDT
In this file photo taken on June 8, 2017, ousted FBI director James Comey listens during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images / Files
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey despite an internal investigation that found he improperly leaked information to the news media, the department’s internal watchdog said on Thursday.
The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General said Comey asked a friend to share the contents of a memo with the New York Times to pressure the department to launch an independent investigation into his conversations with President Donald Trump.
In the memo, Comey described a meeting in which Trump allegedly asked him to drop the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn, who at the time was his national security adviser. Flynn has since pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russian officials.
Comey signed off on an investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia during the 2016 election and later emerged as a prominent critic of the president after Trump fired him in May 2017. Trump and many of his allies say that investigation should never have begun.
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The Justice Department appointed a special counsel, Robert Mueller, to handle the investigation after Comey left. That probe unearthed numerous contacts between the campaign and Russian officials but concluded that there was not enough evidence to establish a criminal conspiracy.
Mueller’s final report did not reach a conclusion as to whether Trump’s efforts to interfere with the probe amounted to criminal obstruction of justice, but it also did not exonerate the president. Attorney General William Barr concluded that he did not see enough evidence to bring obstruction charges.
The Inspector General said on Thursday that while Comey’s memo did not contain classified material, he set a dangerous example when he shared sensitive information to create public pressure for official action.
“Were current or former FBI employees to follow the former Director’s example and disclose sensitive information in service of their own strongly held personal convictions, the FBI would be unable to dispatch its law enforcement duties properly,” the report said.
Comey said on Twitter that people who have accused him of sharing classified information should apologize.
“To all those who’ve spent two years talking about me ‘going to jail’ or being a ‘liar and a leaker’—ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president,” he said.
And to all those who’ve spent two years talking about me “going to jail” or being a “liar and a leaker”—ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president.
— James Comey (@Comey) August 29, 2019
It is the second time Comey has been criticized by the Inspector General’s office, which concluded last year that he made a “serious error of judgment” when he announced shortly before the 2016 election that he was re-opening an investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server when she was secretary of State.
Trump said on Thursday: “Perhaps never in the history of our Country has someone been more thoroughly disgraced and excoriated than James Comey in the just released Inspector General’s Report. He should be ashamed of himself!”
Perhaps never in the history of our Country has someone been more thoroughly disgraced and excoriated than James Comey in the just released Inspector General’s Report. He should be ashamed of himself!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham called Comey a “liar and a leaker” and said his decision to share information with the press led to a “baseless, politically motivated, two-year witch hunt.”
.@PressSec: “James Comey is a proven liar and leaker. The Inspector General’s report shows Comey violated the most basic obligations of confidentiality that he owed to the United States Government and to the American people, “in order to achieve a personally desired outcome.”
— Anita Kumar (@anitakumar01) August 29, 2019
Comey wrote seven memos during the first few months of Trump’s presidency, detailing one-on-one meetings in which Comey says Trump demanded loyalty and tried to influence the actions of the FBI, which is supposed to enforce the law in an impartial manner.
The Inspector General’s report said Comey should not have held on to the memos after he was fired because they were official FBI documents. Comey gave one of them to his friend Dan Richman and told him to share it with a New York Times reporter, according to the report. Richman declined to comment.
Congress made redacted versions of those memos public last year.
FBI spokesman Brian Hale said the report underscored the need for all agency employees, regardless of position, to obey rules about official records. The Justice Department declined to comment.
Some Republicans said the Inspector General’s report provides more evidence that the FBI was motivated by political considerations when it started investigating the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia.
“This is the first of what I expect will be several more ugly and damning rebukes of senior DOJ and FBI officials regarding their actions and biases toward the Trump campaign of 2016,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said in a statement.
The Inspector General’s office is currently examining the FBI’s conduct during the investigation, and Barr is also overseeing two inquiries into the origins of the Mueller probe: one led by John Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, and another involving senior intelligence officials.
Although the Justice Department will not prosecute Comey, he could face other disciplinary action because the Inspector General’s report has been referred to the FBI and the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which investigates employee misconduct.
Democrats in Congress are split as to whether Trump should be impeached for the actions detailed in Mueller’s report, while Republicans have largely stood by the president.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/doj...he-leaked-memo
 
spaminator
#3517
Kim Campbell apologizes for offensive Trump hurricane tweet
Jane Stevenson
Published:
August 30, 2019
Updated:
August 30, 2019 4:24 PM EDT
Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell and U.S. President Donald Trump
Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell apologized for tweeting that she was “rooting” for Hurricane Dorian to hit U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
Campbell, who spent four months in 1993 as Canada’s Progressive Conservative prime minister, came under fire for the controversial tweet with one Twitter user criticizing the former politician for showing “extremely poor taste.”
“I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!” Campbell initially tweeted.
However, on Friday she pulled a mea culpa: “I have deleted my tweet about the hurricane and Mar a Lago and sincerely apologize to all it offended. It was intended as sarcasm — not a serious wish of harm. Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter. I shd (should) know better.”
EDITORIAL: Kim Campbell needs to clean up her social media
‘ABSOLUTE MONSTER’: Dorian gains strength as Florida prepares for impact
Trump cancels trip, Florida extends state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian looms
Campbell is a critic of Trump on Twitter. Florida has declared a state of emergency with Hurricane Dorian expected to reach Category 4 status before making landfall on the state’s shoreline on Monday.
By Friday morning, the hurricane’s maximum sustained wind speed was nearly 175 km/h.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...urricane-tweet
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#3518
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Kim Campbell apologizes for offensive Trump hurricane tweet
Jane Stevenson
Published:
August 30, 2019
Updated:
August 30, 2019 4:24 PM EDT
Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell and U.S. President Donald Trump
Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell apologized for tweeting that she was “rooting” for Hurricane Dorian to hit U.S. President Don hasald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
Campbell, who spent four months in 1993 as Canada’s Progressive Conservative prime minister, came under fire for the controversial tweet with one Twitter user criticizing the former politician for showing “extremely poor taste.”
“I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!” Campbell initially tweeted.
However, on Friday she pulled a mea culpa: “I have deleted my tweet about the hurricane and Mar a Lago and sincerely apologize to all it offended. It was intended as sarcasm — not a serious wish of harm. Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter. I shd (should) know better.”
EDITORIAL: Kim Campbell needs to clean up her social media
‘ABSOLUTE MONSTER’: Dorian gains strength as Florida prepares for impact
Trump cancels trip, Florida extends state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian looms
Campbell is a critic of Trump on Twitter. Florida has declared a state of emergency with Hurricane Dorian expected to reach Category 4 status before making landfall on the state’s shoreline on Monday.
By Friday morning, the hurricane’s maximum sustained wind speed was nearly 175 km/h.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...urricane-tweet


I agree 100% with Kim's original tweet (See? Not every Conservative is a Trump-loving, knuckle walking Astralopithecus) hoping that Dorian heads straight out to sea after turning Mar o lago into match wood.
 
spaminator
#3519
BATRA: Former PM Kim Campbell's anti-Trump tweet truly classless
Adrienne Batra
Published:
August 31, 2019
Updated:
August 31, 2019 8:58 PM EDT
Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell and U.S. President Donald Trump
Kim Campbell, Canada’s former prime minister for a coffee break, desperately wants to be relevant.
She’s been searching for it since 1993 when her political career went down in flames along with the Progressive Conservative Party she led at the time.
When she was finished, two seats in the Commons were all the PCs had left after nine years of majority government under Brian Mulroney.
There haven’t been many humiliating defeats like that in Canadian political history, although Donald Trump’s shocking win over Hillary Clinton to become U.S. President in 2016 rivals it.
Campbell has kept busy over the years with a diplomatic posting, teaching law and chairing the Council of Women World Leaders.
Clearly, she doesn’t want to be remembered as Canada’s first — and only — female prime minister, who put Canada’s founding political party on the path to extinction.
So what did Campbell do last week?
She took to Twitter to wish harm on Trump in order to get attention — fashionable among certain armchair warriors who imagine themselves as provocative and cutting edge.
Kim Campbell apologizes for offensive Trump hurricane tweet
Dorian to hit Bahamas as ‘devastating’ hurricane; Florida may escape direct hit
As the U.S. east coast from Florida to the Carolinas was preparing for the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, Campbell didn’t offer words of support or encouragement for those who might be in its path.
She offered no comfort to those agonizing over whether and where to flee.
Instead, obsessed by her scorn for Trump and his Florida resort, she tweeted: “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar-a-Lago.”
Campbell has since deleted the post, saying it was a single mistake and she only intended to be sarcastic.
Really?
When people responded with understandable outrage to her initial idiocy, Campbell responded with a critique of Trump’s climate polices, telling one of her critics to “get a grip.”
Eric Trump, the President’s son, tweeted in response: “Our family is rooting for the safety of millions of homes, businesses, families and wonderful people in a great state of Florida. #Classless.”
When Eric Trump is the voice of reason in a controversy you single-handedly created by your own crassness and stupidity, it’s time to re-evaluate your priorities.
This isn’t the first time Campbell has taken a cheap shot at Trump.
Earlier this year, amid concerns of a U.S. government shut down, she responded to a tweet by offering her charming analysis of Trump, writing “he really is a motherf—–.”
She also unloaded on First Lady Melania Trump, suggesting she doesn’t do a lot.
Twitter doesn’t seem to be a good medium for Campbell.
Last year, she honoured us with her opinion that female TV anchors shouldn’t wear sleeveless outfits on air, apparently believing she a feminist in a position to judge other women — successful ones — for what they choose to wear.
Former prime minister Kim Campbell was serving as justice minister when she posed for this provaocative photo in Barbara Woodley’s book “Canadian Women in Focus” in 1990.
Predictably, Campbell’s venom for Trump won’t cost her anything.
She remains Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s hand-picked adviser on Supreme Court of Canada appointments.
In the circles she travels in — the Laurentian elite — her comments will be applauded because among that smug crowd Trump Derangement Syndrome is an epidemic.
The mere mention of his name sends purportedly rational people into a frenzy.
Whatever happened to attacking policies rather than the person?
You would think Campbell would understand that better than anyone, given her disgusting campaign ad in the 1993 federal election mocking Jean Chretien’s Bell’s palsy.
This on her way to reducing the now-defunct Progressive Conservatives to two seats, which was the beginning of a 13-year Liberal dynasty.
The good news is that Campbell is less likely to again wade into cheap personal attacks on political leaders after the huge backlash she provoked this time.
The bad news is that means she’ll be looking for relevance in other places. You’ve been warned.
abatra@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...ruly-classless
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#3520
I like Campbell. I despise Trump and loathe his slithering offspring.

Good on you, Kim.

No one on here has the balls to utter such an obvious truth.
 
Cannuck
#3521
Batra is with the Sun. What would she know about class?
 
JLM
-1
#3522
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I like Campbell. I despise Trump and loathe his slithering offspring.

Good on you, Kim.

No one on here has the balls to utter such an obvious truth.


She's "yesterday's girl" and fcuking near as old as I am!
 
JLM
+1 / -1
#3523
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I like Campbell. I despise Trump and loathe his slithering offspring.

Good on you, Kim.

No one on here has the balls to utter such an obvious truth.


You have to remember what is obvious to you isn't to everyone else. Trump has a lot of moxie!
 
Hoid
#3524
does moxie mean belly fat?
 
JLM
-1
#3525
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

BATRA: Former PM Kim Campbell's anti-Trump tweet truly classless
Adrienne Batra
Published:
August 31, 2019
Updated:
August 31, 2019 8:58 PM EDT
Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell and U.S. President Donald Trump
Kim Campbell, Canada’s former prime minister for a coffee break, desperately wants to be relevant.
She’s been searching for it since 1993 when her political career went down in flames along with the Progressive Conservative Party she led at the time.
When she was finished, two seats in the Commons were all the PCs had left after nine years of majority government under Brian Mulroney.
There haven’t been many humiliating defeats like that in Canadian political history, although Donald Trump’s shocking win over Hillary Clinton to become U.S. -classless


Diefenbaker 1958!
 
JLM
+1 / -1
#3526
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

does moxie mean belly fat?


Endurance, energy,savvy, guts, sagacity!
 
Walter
-1
#3527
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I agree 100% with Kim's original tweet (See? Not every Conservative is a Trump-loving, knuckle walking Astralopithecus) hoping that Dorian heads straight out to sea after turning Mar o lago into match wood.

Kaboom.
 
JLM
+1 / -1
#3528
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Kaboom.


"after turning Mar o lago into match wood"- Who but an Asshole would like to see that?
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#3529
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

"after turning Mar o lago into match wood"- Who but an Asshole would like to see that?

Millions and millions ... Your hero is widely reviled. It would be like levelling Hitler's Eagles Nest.
 
JLM
+1 / -1
#3530
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Millions and millions ... Your hero is widely reviled. It would be like levelling Hitler's Eagles Nest.


Terrible analogy! Campbell realized she fcuked up and hence the apology!
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#3531
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Terrible analogy! Campbell realized she fcuked up and hence the apology!

Oh, the analogy is spot on. You're just on the wrong side of history, is all.
 
Walter
-1
#3532
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Millions and millions ... Your hero is widely reviled. It would be like levelling Hitler's Eagles Nest.

Kaboom.
 
Walter
-1
#3533
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Oh, the analogy is spot on. You're just on the wrong side of history, is all.

Kaboom.
 
JLM
-1
#3534
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Oh, the analogy is spot on. You're just on the wrong side of history, is all.


Well, I'll just hold my tongue until Nov.4 2020, when there will be a lot of jaws dropping!
 
Walter
+1
#3535
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Well, I'll just hold my tongue until Nov.4 2020, when there will be a lot of jaws dropping!

I’m sure we’ll know before the 4th, they’ll call a Trump victory before 11pm on the 3rd.
 
Hoid
#3536
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I’m sure we’ll know before the 4th, they’ll call a Trump victory before 11pm on the 3rd.

didn't you make the same prediction about Romney?

racist has a poor track record
 
Serryah
#3537
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I’m sure we’ll know before the 4th, they’ll call a Trump victory before 11pm on the 3rd.


Isn't what they predicted about Hillary?

How'd that go?
 
Walter
#3538
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Isn't what they predicted about Hillary?

How'd that go?

Polls said Mrs. Clinton would win. Polls right now say Trump will lose.
 
AnnaEmber
+1
#3539
meh Elections don't mean anything if people can rig the Electoral College.
 
Walter
#3540
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

meh Elections don't mean anything if people can rig the Electoral College.

Can they?
 

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