Donald Trump Announces 2016 White House Bid


Cliffy
+2
#3751

Trump was embarrassed on the first day of the NATO summit, and it shows no one is bothering to take him seriously anymore

  • But that success waned quickly as the day went on, as French President Emmanuel Macron openly questioned his claims, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to mock him behind his back, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to be photographed with him.
  • All of these leaders had been openly diplomatic and friendly with Trump in the past. Their behavior on Tuesday showed a world no longer bothering to take the US president seriously.
But his first day turned out to encompass one embarrassment after another, with multiple world leaders openly sparring with him and appearing to mock him behind his back — suggesting that nobody is bothering to take him seriously anymore.
Shortly before meeting other Western leaders in London on Tuesday, Trump claimed credit for NATO reducing the US government's contributions to the group and increasing those from other allies.
Though this plan had been in place since 2014 — when Barack Obama was president — Trump took it as a personal victory because he had long railed against what he perceived as the US's outsize contribution to the defense alliance.


More: https://www.businessinsider.com/nato...iously-2019-12
Last edited by Cliffy; Dec 6th, 2019 at 12:56 AM..
 
NZDoug
#3752
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post


Trump was embarrassed on the first day of the NATO summit, and it shows no one is bothering to take him seriously anymore

  • But that success waned quickly as the day went on, as French President Emmanuel Macron openly questioned his claims, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to mock him behind his back, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to be photographed with him.
  • All of these leaders had been openly diplomatic and friendly with Trump in the past. Their behavior on Tuesday showed a world no longer bothering to take the US president seriously.
But his first day turned out to encompass one embarrassment after another, with multiple world leaders openly sparring with him and appearing to mock him behind his back — suggesting that nobody is bothering to take him seriously anymore.
Shortly before meeting other Western leaders in London on Tuesday, Trump claimed credit for NATO reducing the US government's contributions to the group and increasing those from other allies.
Though this plan had been in place since 2014 — when Barack Obama was president — Trump took it as a personal victory because he had long railed against what he perceived as the US's outsize contribution to the defense alliance.
More: https://www.businessinsider.com/nato...iously-2019-12

Makes me proud to be a CDN-NZ bloke fella !
 
Curious Cdn
#3753
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post


Trump was embarrassed on the first day of the NATO summit, and it shows no one is bothering to take him seriously anymore

  • But that success waned quickly as the day went on, as French President Emmanuel Macron openly questioned his claims, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to mock him behind his back, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to be photographed with him.
  • All of these leaders had been openly diplomatic and friendly with Trump in the past. Their behavior on Tuesday showed a world no longer bothering to take the US president seriously.
But his first day turned out to encompass one embarrassment after another, with multiple world leaders openly sparring with him and appearing to mock him behind his back — suggesting that nobody is bothering to take him seriously anymore.
Shortly before meeting other Western leaders in London on Tuesday, Trump claimed credit for NATO reducing the US government's contributions to the group and increasing those from other allies.
Though this plan had been in place since 2014 — when Barack Obama was president — Trump took it as a personal victory because he had long railed against what he perceived as the US's outsize contribution to the defense alliance.
More: https://www.businessinsider.com/nato...iously-2019-12


The cool kids are making fun of him, again.

Who's the bully now, eh?
 
Danbones
+1
#3754
LOL, "cool" as in week old winter dog poops

but YOU would see that as a positive. ( I guess they look a little like weiners)

It's a commie nazi thing I guess.

Don't forget your bib.
Last edited by Danbones; Dec 6th, 2019 at 08:08 AM..
 
AnnaEmber
+3
#3755
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

But that success waned quickly as the day went on, as French President Emmanuel Macron openly questioned his claims, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to mock him behind his back, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to be photographed with him.

lol "UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to be photographed with him."
If I had hair like Boris's rat's nest, I wouldn't want to be shown up by Trump and his dead ferret either.
 
taxslave
+3
#3756
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

lol "UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to be photographed with him."
If I had hair like Boris's rat's nest, I wouldn't want to be shown up by Trump and his dead ferret either.

Says a lot about Johnson's values, or lack thereof.
 
Curious Cdn
#3757
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Says a lot about Johnson's values, or lack thereof.

He wants to get elected. Trump is a laughing stock around the globe. Only dictators want to do selfies with Trump and even they are disappointed at his lack of content.
 
taxslave
+2
#3758
TrudOWE is the international laughing stock. Trump is doing what he said he would do. Making America great again. Their economy is up, employment is up. Taxes are down. That is what real leaders do.
 
Curious Cdn
+1 / -1
#3759
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

TrudOWE is the international laughing stock. Trump is doing what he said he would do. Making America great again. Their economy is up, employment is up. Taxes are down. That is what real leaders do.

TrudOWE is the laughing stock of parts of Canada but no one onnearth takes Trump seriously any more other than in some marginal, fringe places of Canada and the hill country of Appalachia.
 
spaminator
+1
#3760
'PEOPLE ARE FLUSHING...15 TIMES': Donald Trump blasts low-flush toilets, other water-conserving fixtures
Reuters
Published:
December 6, 2019
Updated:
December 6, 2019 9:03 PM EST
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has directed his environmental regulators to find answers to what he said is a big problem — water-conserving showers, faucets and toilets.
“We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms,” Trump told a meeting of small business leaders at the White House. “You turn the faucet on in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water … and you don’t get any water,” he added.
He said the Environmental Protection Agency was looking “very strongly at my suggestion.”
The fixtures “end up using more water,” Trump told the roundtable where U.S. officials also reviewed his agenda of slashing regulations such as those on efficient light bulbs. “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once,” he said.
Trump expresses frustration about water efficiency, says sinks don’t have enough pressure and people have to flush toilets multiple times. He says he has directed the EPA to look at opening up water standards. It’s called rain, he says, referring to states with lots of water. pic.twitter.com/pwvzqULeGB
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) December 6, 2019
EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said his agency is working with other departments so consumers have more choices in water products.
Due to concerns about shrinking U.S. water supplies, the federal government has regulated faucet and showerhead water flow since at least 1994, when Democrat Bill Clinton was president.
The EPA has long helped consumers go beyond federal water conservation standards. It sponsors WaterSense, a voluntary program on water-efficient showerheads and other products.
The EPA’s website says that saving every drop counts because “water managers in at least 40 states expect local, statewide, or regional water shortages to occur over the next several years.”
It was not the first time that Trump has emphasized water issues. In September, his EPA accused California’s cities of violating clean water laws by allowing human waste from homeless residents to enter waterways.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed accused Trump of “taking swipes” at her city for “no reason other than politics.” It was the latest clash between the Republican president and Democratic officials in the state.
Also in September, Trump’s EPA repealed the 2015 Waters of the United States rule that had expanded protections for wetlands and shallow streams, but which farmers, miners and manufacturers decried as overreach.
Water-conserving fixtures may be a good idea in desert regions, Trump told the business leaders. “But for the most part, you have many states where they have so much water that it comes down. It’s called rain. They don’t know what to do with it,” Trump said.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=e3QQIcOBixA
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...rving-fixtures
 
Curious Cdn
#3761
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

'PEOPLE ARE FLUSHING...15 TIMES': Donald Trump blasts low-flush toilets, other water-conserving fixtures
Reuters
Published:
December 6, 2019
Updated:
December 6, 2019 9:03 PM EST
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has directed his environmental regulators to find answers to what he said is a big problem — water-conserving showers, faucets and toilets.
“We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms,” Trump told a meeting of small business leaders at the White House. “You turn the faucet on in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water … and you don’t get any water,” he added.
He said the Environmental Protection Agency was looking “very strongly at my suggestion.”
The fixtures “end up using more water,” Trump told the roundtable where U.S. officials also reviewed his agenda of slashing regulations such as those on efficient light bulbs. “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once,” he said.
Trump expresses frustration about water efficiency, says sinks don’t have enough pressure and people have to flush toilets multiple times. He says he has directed the EPA to look at opening up water standards. It’s called rain, he says, referring to states with lots of water. pic.twitter.com/pwvzqULeGB
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) December 6, 2019
EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said his agency is working with other departments so consumers have more choices in water products.
Due to concerns about shrinking U.S. water supplies, the federal government has regulated faucet and showerhead water flow since at least 1994, when Democrat Bill Clinton was president.
The EPA has long helped consumers go beyond federal water conservation standards. It sponsors WaterSense, a voluntary program on water-efficient showerheads and other products.
The EPA’s website says that saving every drop counts because “water managers in at least 40 states expect local, statewide, or regional water shortages to occur over the next several years.”
It was not the first time that Trump has emphasized water issues. In September, his EPA accused California’s cities of violating clean water laws by allowing human waste from homeless residents to enter waterways.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed accused Trump of “taking swipes” at her city for “no reason other than politics.” It was the latest clash between the Republican president and Democratic officials in the state.
Also in September, Trump’s EPA repealed the 2015 Waters of the United States rule that had expanded protections for wetlands and shallow streams, but which farmers, miners and manufacturers decried as overreach.
Water-conserving fixtures may be a good idea in desert regions, Trump told the business leaders. “But for the most part, you have many states where they have so much water that it comes down. It’s called rain. They don’t know what to do with it,” Trump said.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=e3QQIcOBixA
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...rving-fixtures

Now he gets the chance to REALLY flex his executive muscle!
 
spilledthebeer
#3762
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

It almost looks like intentional theater at times...

But it's wreel, like wrestling.




OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


WWF Wrastlin` for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Git a BIG OLE MUD PIT.....................................


surround it with the usual mess of mouth breathers who are so gullible........................


that they actually believe that a 250 pound steroid freak can pick up a steel chair.................................


and slam another steroid freak in the head and NOT DO permanent brain damage..........................


and bring out Joe Biden and Trump FOR A MUD PIT GRUDGE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Think of the thrills and chills and spills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


Think of the mud flying everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My GOD - just think of the trash talk as the hour of the match approaches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Think of Nancy Pelosi as the ring girl.....................................


and she would probably be kicking Trump every time he slithered past!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Or would she be kicking Biden.................................


for dragging her into such a ridiculous show?????????????????????


And NO - I DONT MEAN the MUD PIT WRESTLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I MEAN THE IMPEACHMENT dog and pony show...........................................


that is already falling apart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!


The amount of double dealing........................................... .


hear say FAKE evidence.........


disjointed comment on PARTS of conversations from eavesdropper..................................


the discredited so called "witnesses"...................................




the conflicting testimony and muddled time lines...............................


the refusal to consider that there MIGHT ACTUALLY BE SOMETHING WORTH INVESTIGATING in Ukraine..............................


and all that CRAP culminates in a Senate vote that DISMISSES the whole CRAP CARNIVAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The way that LIE-berals have handled THEIR ONLY REAL JOB - meaning the impeachment mess..............................


IS SO BAD that it REVEALS CLEARLY they aint ready for prime time as a FUNCTIONING GOVT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals have created the impeachment dog and pony show.........................


to DISTRACT FROM HOW BAD ALL THEIR OTHER POLICIES ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Cliffy
+1
#3763
 
NZDoug
#3764
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The cool kids are making fun of him, again.
Who's the bully now, eh?

Flea powder or RAID should eliminate pests!
 
Girth
#3765
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

He wants to get elected. Trump is a laughing stock around the globe. Only dictators want to do selfies with Trump and even they are disappointed at his lack of content.

That Brazilian PM thinks Trump is God.
 
JLM
+1
#3766
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

He wants to get elected. Trump is a laughing stock around the globe. Only dictators want to do selfies with Trump and even they are disappointed at his lack of content.


I think you are full of shit.
 
Curious Cdn
#3767
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

That Brazilian PM thinks Trump is God.

Birds of a feather ... http://www.scmp.com/news/world/ameri...onaro-has-said
 
taxslave
+1
#3768
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

TrudOWE is the laughing stock of parts of Canada but no one onnearth takes Trump seriously any more other than in some marginal, fringe places of Canada and the hill country of Appalachia.

In the US employment is up and taxes are down. It is the reverse in Canada. So which leader is making his country better?
 
JLM
+1
#3769
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

In the US employment is up and taxes are down. It is the reverse in Canada. So which leader is making his country better?


I think we KNOW! One wants to get rid of riff raff, while the other wants to pacify refugees!
 
spilledthebeer
#3770
Quote: Originally Posted by NZDoug View Post

Makes me proud to be a CDN-NZ bloke fella !




That`s nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But why dont you tell us how you feel about your true status................................


as a Red CHINESE AGENT PROVOCATEUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!


And general Soviet Asshat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spilledthebeer
#3771
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post




POOR STUPID CLIFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


His notorious ignorance of both economics and religion........................................


have blinded him to reality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That God has sent a PLAGUE OF LIE-berals to punish us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



With terrible debts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
spaminator
-1
#3772
Ex-British spy and FBI source was friends with Ivanka Trump: Source
Reuters
Published:
December 9, 2019
Updated:
December 9, 2019 5:52 PM EST
A statue titled "Lioness and Lesser Kudu" by Jonathan Kenworthy is seen outside the headquarters of Orbis Business Intelligence, the company run by former intelligence officer Christopher Steele, on January 12, 2017 in London, England. Leon Neal / Getty Images
WASHINGTON — A former British spy who was a source for the FBI in its probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had an extended friendship with Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, a source familiar with the friendship said on Monday.
A friendship between Christopher Steele, a former officer of British foreign intelligence agency MI6, and an unspecified Trump family member was laid out in a report by the U.S. Justice Department’s Inspector General published on Monday. The report looked into elements of how the FBI handled its investigation into whether Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign had colluded with Russia.
The FBI used Steele’s work as part of its investigation.
In a chapter of the report reviewing the history of Steele’s relationship with the FBI as a “confidential human source,” Steele says that allegations that he was biased against Trump from the start of his investigation into the presidential candidate were “ridiculous.”
According to the Inspector General’s account, Steele told investigators that, if anything, he was “favourably disposed” towards the Trump family, since he had visited a Trump family member at New York’s Trump Tower and “been friendly” with the family member for “some years.”
Story continues below
A person familiar with the friendship said that Ivanka Trump was the unnamed family member mentioned in the report.
The White House declined comment and Steele did not respond to an email requesting comment.
In its report, the Justice Department watchdog found no evidence of political bias by the FBI but said mistakes were made. Trump has harshly criticized the FBI probe as biased.
The FBI investigation, opened in the summer of 2016 ahead of the November election pitting Trump against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, was taken over in May 2017 by former FBI chief Robert Mueller.
Mueller’s 22-month special counsel investigation detailed a Russian campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States, harm Clinton and boost Trump. Mueller documented numerous contacts between Trump campaign figures and Moscow but found insufficient evidence of a criminal conspiracy.
According to the Inspector General report, Steele described his relationship with the unnamed Trump family member as “personal” and added that he once provided that person with a gift in the form of a Steele family tartan from Scotland.
The friendship between Steele and Ivanka Trump was reported earlier on Monday by ABC News.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Aa6g2ASoKGc
http://torontosun.com/news/world/ex-...a-trump-source
 
spaminator
-1
#3773
'I AM INEVITABLE': Thanos creator attacks Donald Trump over 'sick' re-election campaign video
WENN - World Entertainment News Network
Published:
December 11, 2019
Updated:
December 11, 2019 3:36 PM EST
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Keep America Great Rally at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S., November 4, 2019. Yuri Gripas / REUTERS
The man behind Marvel supervillain Thanos has attacked Donald Trump’s presidential campaign managers for comparing the U.S. leader to his creation.
A video of Trump’s head superimposed onto Thanos as he delivers his famous “I am inevitable” line from Avengers: Endgame was posted to the verified Twitter account managed by the President’s 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday.
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.
President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
The aides captioned the footage: “House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump‘s re-election is inevitable.”
In the video, leading Democrats turn to dust as Trump’s Thanos clicks his fingers.
However, Marvel fans have pointed out that Thanos is defeated following that part of the film, and now the man behind the character, Jim Starlin, has weighed in with his thoughts, calling Trump a “pompous fool”.
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“After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer. How sick is that?” Jim tells The Hollywood Reporter. “These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end.”

http://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1204503645607333888
http://torontosun.com/news/world/i-a...campaign-video
 
spaminator
-1
#3774
'HURTFUL WORDS': Lawmakers blast Trump for insults on late lawmaker Dingell
Reuters
Published:
December 19, 2019
Updated:
December 19, 2019 1:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday defended Donald Trump’s verbal assault against former Democratic Representative John Dingell, as members of Congress blasted the Republican president for insulting another veteran lawmaker after his death.
Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, died in February at age 92 after representing his district outside Detroit for 59 years in the House of Representatives.
At a campaign rally in Dingell’s home state of Michigan Wednesday night, Trump suggested the late lawmaker was in hell by saying he was “looking up” rather than “looking down” on those still living.
Debbie Dingell, who won her husband’s seat after he retired, lamented Trump’s cutting remarks and urged him “to set politics aside,” adding: “Your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.”
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham on Thursday said Trump – whose rhetoric at the rally came as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to impeach him. – “has been under attack.”
“As we all know, the president is a counter puncher,” Grisham told ABC News. “It was a very, very supportive and wild crowd, and he was just riffing on some of the things that had been happening the past few days.”
Trump’s remarks echoed his personal attacks on former Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, who died in 2018, and drew rebuke from Republicans and Democrats. Both McCain and Dingell, two war veterans, were critical of Trump.
Meghan McCain fires back at Trump tweets against her father
Trump: 'Never was, never will be' fan of late Sen. John McCain
“The president is clearly insecure,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at a news conference. “John McCain, now John Dingell. What the president misunderstands is cruelty is not wit … It’s not funny at all. It’s very sad.”
“It was mean, cruel, disgusting, and I wish I could say it was surprising,” Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan told MSNBC as other Democrats defended Dingell on Twitter.
Debbie Dingell’s Republican counterpart, Representative Fred Upton, also called her husband “a great Michigan legend” and said “an apology is due.”
Asked about Trump’s insult, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy declined to comment to reporters but praised John Dingell as a friend.
In television interviews on Thursday, Dingell vowed to focus on her constituents, telling CNN: “If he thinks he’s going to keep me from doing my job, I’m going to be right back at it.”
Asked if she wanted Trump to apologize, Dingell added: “I don’t want to politicize my husband … It is still something that I’m really grieving over. This Thanksgiving was really hard and Christmas is harder.”
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) participates in a news conference and rally to mark the 46th anniversary of the passage of Medicare in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kKARN_oYLtc
http://youtube.com/watch?v=D8smHvdesvI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sjeW4k8Q4ns
http://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1207697843802251266
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kKARN_oYLtc
http://torontosun.com/news/world/hur...wmaker-dingell
 
AnnaEmber
+1 / -1
#3775
Nothing new. Trump has all the class of a dead and half-rotten goat.
 
taxslave
#3776
Is that any different than a live half rotted goat?
 
AnnaEmber
+1 / -1
#3777
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Is that any different than a live half rotted goat?

Nopt really. Trump simply has no class.
 
Walter
#3778
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Ex-British spy and FBI source was friends with Ivanka Trump: Source
Reuters
Published:
December 9, 2019
Updated:
December 9, 2019 5:52 PM EST
A statue titled "Lioness and Lesser Kudu" by Jonathan Kenworthy is seen outside the headquarters of Orbis Business Intelligence, the company run by former intelligence officer Christopher Steele, on January 12, 2017 in London, England. Leon Neal / Getty Images
WASHINGTON — A former British spy who was a source for the FBI in its probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had an extended friendship with Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, a source familiar with the friendship said on Monday.
A friendship between Christopher Steele, a former officer of British foreign intelligence agency MI6, and an unspecified Trump family member was laid out in a report by the U.S. Justice Department’s Inspector General published on Monday. The report looked into elements of how the FBI handled its investigation into whether Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign had colluded with Russia.
The FBI used Steele’s work as part of its investigation.
In a chapter of the report reviewing the history of Steele’s relationship with the FBI as a “confidential human source,” Steele says that allegations that he was biased against Trump from the start of his investigation into the presidential candidate were “ridiculous.”
According to the Inspector General’s account, Steele told investigators that, if anything, he was “favourably disposed” towards the Trump family, since he had visited a Trump family member at New York’s Trump Tower and “been friendly” with the family member for “some years.”
Story continues below
A person familiar with the friendship said that Ivanka Trump was the unnamed family member mentioned in the report.
The White House declined comment and Steele did not respond to an email requesting comment.
In its report, the Justice Department watchdog found no evidence of political bias by the FBI but said mistakes were made. Trump has harshly criticized the FBI probe as biased.
The FBI investigation, opened in the summer of 2016 ahead of the November election pitting Trump against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, was taken over in May 2017 by former FBI chief Robert Mueller.
Mueller’s 22-month special counsel investigation detailed a Russian campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States, harm Clinton and boost Trump. Mueller documented numerous contacts between Trump campaign figures and Moscow but found insufficient evidence of a criminal conspiracy.
According to the Inspector General report, Steele described his relationship with the unnamed Trump family member as “personal” and added that he once provided that person with a gift in the form of a Steele family tartan from Scotland.
The friendship between Steele and Ivanka Trump was reported earlier on Monday by ABC News.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Aa6g2ASoKGc
http://torontosun.com/news/world/ex-...a-trump-source

Fake news. Why didn’t Mueller tell us about this.
 
Walter
#3779
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

'HURTFUL WORDS': Lawmakers blast Trump for insults on late lawmaker Dingell
Reuters
Published:
December 19, 2019
Updated:
December 19, 2019 1:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday defended Donald Trump’s verbal assault against former Democratic Representative John Dingell, as members of Congress blasted the Republican president for insulting another veteran lawmaker after his death.
Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, died in February at age 92 after representing his district outside Detroit for 59 years in the House of Representatives.
At a campaign rally in Dingell’s home state of Michigan Wednesday night, Trump suggested the late lawmaker was in hell by saying he was “looking up” rather than “looking down” on those still living.
Debbie Dingell, who won her husband’s seat after he retired, lamented Trump’s cutting remarks and urged him “to set politics aside,” adding: “Your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.”
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham on Thursday said Trump – whose rhetoric at the rally came as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to impeach him. – “has been under attack.”
“As we all know, the president is a counter puncher,” Grisham told ABC News. “It was a very, very supportive and wild crowd, and he was just riffing on some of the things that had been happening the past few days.”
Trump’s remarks echoed his personal attacks on former Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, who died in 2018, and drew rebuke from Republicans and Democrats. Both McCain and Dingell, two war veterans, were critical of Trump.
Meghan McCain fires back at Trump tweets against her father
Trump: 'Never was, never will be' fan of late Sen. John McCain
“The president is clearly insecure,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at a news conference. “John McCain, now John Dingell. What the president misunderstands is cruelty is not wit … It’s not funny at all. It’s very sad.”
“It was mean, cruel, disgusting, and I wish I could say it was surprising,” Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan told MSNBC as other Democrats defended Dingell on Twitter.
Debbie Dingell’s Republican counterpart, Representative Fred Upton, also called her husband “a great Michigan legend” and said “an apology is due.”
Asked about Trump’s insult, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy declined to comment to reporters but praised John Dingell as a friend.
In television interviews on Thursday, Dingell vowed to focus on her constituents, telling CNN: “If he thinks he’s going to keep me from doing my job, I’m going to be right back at it.”
Asked if she wanted Trump to apologize, Dingell added: “I don’t want to politicize my husband … It is still something that I’m really grieving over. This Thanksgiving was really hard and Christmas is harder.”
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) participates in a news conference and rally to mark the 46th anniversary of the passage of Medicare in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kKARN_oYLtc
http://youtube.com/watch?v=D8smHvdesvI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sjeW4k8Q4ns
http://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1207697843802251266
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kKARN_oYLtc
http://torontosun.com/news/world/hur...wmaker-dingell

Snowflakes.
 
AnnaEmber
+1 / -1
#3780
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Fake news. Why didn’t Mueller tell us about this.

It was known, but it was probably not pertinent to the investigation into Trump's cronies conspiring with Russians.
 

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