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General Lambastes Chump – “We do not have a Commander in Chief right now…”

Used to be the Military reliably supported Republicans… Lokks like the Chumph has toasted that relationship!

Ret. major general pens jaw-dropping damnation of Trump parade: ‘We do not have a commander in chief right now’

 

 

Retired Major General Paul Eaton on Wednesday responded to the news that President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to begin preparing for a military parade to celebrate the country’s service members and fighting hardware.

The group Vote Vets released Eaton’s statement on Wednesday.

“Donald Trump has continually shown himself to have authoritarian tendencies, and this is just another example,” the statement from Eaton said. “For someone who just declared it was ‘treasonous’ to not applaud him, and for someone who has, in the past, admired the tactics of everyone from Saddam Hussein to Vladimir Putin, it is clear that a military parade isn’t about saluting the military — it’s about making a display of the military saluting him.

“The military is not Donald Trump’s to use and abuse in this way,” the retired major general continued, insisting that the U.S. military would not be “reduced to stagecraft to prop up Donald Trump’s image.”

“Unfortunately, we do not have a commander in chief, right now, as much as we have a banana republic strong man,” Eaton concluded.

 

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Black Votes Matter

Wake up Democrats!

 

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Rick Perry – “Fossil Fuels Prevent Rape”

The Chumph’s Energy Secretary is as dumb as a rcok…

 

Even worse – this new found desire to prevent sexual assaults is rather questionable…

 

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Gen John Kelly Digs a Deeper Hole…

This guy is a Chumphshit…He has just burned down any reespect or reputation he may have had.

 

‘Too many white people don’t know history’: Roland Martin schools the hell out of Gen. Kelly on the Civil War

Commentator Roland Martin delivered a scathing rebuttal to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comments that the root cause of the Civil War was the “inability to compromise.”

Appearing on MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle, the popular political observer lashed out at Kelly, saying he needs to read a history book — later adding that Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who didn’t push back at Kelly’s comments during the interview, should brush up on her history too.

Responding to Kelly’s Civil War comment, that “men and women of good faith on both sides helped them make their stand,” Martin was off and running.

“History is history, but for fact’s sake, let’s tell the truth,” Martin began. “First of all, historic fact number one. The Civil War was fought over slavery. 11 southern states left the United States in 1860 and 1861 in order to protect the institution of slavery following the election of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was an avowed opponent of the expansion of slavery that said he would not interfere with it where it already existed.”

“The debate over the future of slavery led to secession, and secession brought about a war,” he continued. “The first state to secede, South Carolina, on December 20th, 1860, approved of an ordinance of secession and offered an invitation to form a confederacy of slave holding states,” he added.

Turning specifically back to General Kelly, Martin insisted that his comments shouldn’t be allowed to go unchallenged.

“I’m not going to allow four stars stuck on stupid to simply go on,” he lectured. “Here’s a man who’s utterly clueless. For him to say, ‘well, we could have compromised,’ really? We did compromise. It was a thing called United States Constitution and you know what that said? If you’re a black, you’re 3/5ths of a human.”

“How about the Hayes/Tilden compromise that ended the 12 years of Reconstruction and ushered in Jim Crow, removed the federal troops from the last three remaining southern capitals?” he added. ” So I need John Kelly to actually go back and read a history book that my 12-year-old nieces are reading right now because clearly he fell asleep in history.”

“We have too many people in this country who are white who do not know history and  who want to somehow glorify these Confederate leaders,” Martin continued. “I’m telling you right now, they ain’t my founding fathers and they’re not my leaders. We need to have real history. And I will say to John Kelly: shame on you.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates Tears Into John Kelly’s ‘Creationist Theorizing’ On Civil War

“Shocking that someone charged with defending their country, in some profound way, does not comprehend the country they claim to defend.”

White House chief of staff John Kelly claimed Monday that a “lack of ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” But the reality is that the path to civil war was marked by numerous compromises on slavery, as the author Ta-Nehisi Coates pointed out on Twitter Tuesday morning. In fact, the war started because of the people who wanted to maintain and expand the right to own other people as property.

“I mean, like, it’s called The three fifths compromise for a reason,” Coates tweeted early Tuesday, referring to the constitutional provision that increased representation for slave states in the House of Representatives in 1787.

“But it doesn’t stand alone,” Coates said. “Missouri Compromise. Kansas-Nebraska Act.”

After the Civil War, he later tweeted, there was also the Compromise of 1877, which further disenfranchised black people once federal troops withdrew from Southern states.

President Abraham Lincoln, Coates noted, also compromised on several occasions. Not only did he not actually want to abolish slavery, but he “repeatedly sought to compromise by paying reparations ― to slaveholders ― and shipping blacks out the country.”

He didn’t even mention the Compromise of 1850, which among other things allowed the South to implement slavery in new U.S. territories gained during the Mexican-American War.

The enslaved black populations of the South, Coates said, “did not need modern white wokeness to tell them slavery was wrong.”

Kelly defended Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monday, calling him an “honorable man” ― a declaration that Coates compared to “some kid insisting his deadbeat dad is actually a secret agent away on a mission.” Lee, he said, was a “dude who thought torture was cool.”

“Even if one conceded Lee’s military prowess, he would still be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans in defense of the South’s authority to own millions of human beings as property because they are black,” Adam Serwer, a senior editor at The Atlantic, wrote in June.

If Kelly can laud someone who sold human beings, Coates concluded, “you really do see the effect of white supremacy.” Last month, Coates said that President Donald Trump “might be a white supremacist.”

 

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The Chumph’s Private Thugs

Organized Chumph Thugs

Charlottesville violence

Racist, Violent, Unpunished: A White Hate Group’s Campaign of Menace

They train to fight. They post their beatings online. And so far, they have little reason to fear the authorities.

It was about 10 a.m. on Aug. 12 when the melee erupted just north of Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

About two dozen white supremacists—many equipped with helmets and wooden shields—were battling with a handful of counter-protesters, most of them African American. One white man dove into the violence with particular zeal. Using his fists and feet, the man attacked one person after another.

The street fighter was in Virginia on that August morning for the “Unite the Right” rally, the largest public gathering of white supremacists in a generation, a chaotic and bloody event that would culminate, a few hours later, in the killing of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was there to protest the racist rally.

The violence in Charlottesville became national news. President Donald Trump’s response to it—he asserted there were “some very fine people on both sides” of the events that day—set off a wave of condemnations, from his allies as well as his critics.

But for many Americans, conservatives as well as liberals, there was shock and confusion at the sight of bands of white men bearing torches, chanting racist slogans and embracing the heroes of the Confederacy: Who were they? What are their numbers and aims?

There is, of course, no single answer. Some who were there that weekend in Charlottesville are hardened racists involved with long-running organizations like the League of the South. Many are fresh converts to white supremacist organizing, young people attracted to nativist and anti-Muslim ideas circulated on social media by leaders of the so-called alt-right, the newest branch of the white power movement. Some are paranoid characters thrilled to traffic in the symbols and coded language of vast global conspiracy theories. Others are sophisticated provocateurs who see the current political moment as a chance to push a “white agenda,” with angry positions on immigration, diversity and economic isolationism.

ProPublica spent weeks examining one distinctive group at the center of the violence in Charlottesville: an organization called the Rise Above Movement, one of whose members was the white man dispensing beatings near Emancipation Park Aug. 12.

The group, based in Southern California, claims more than 50 members and a singular purpose: physically attacking its ideological foes. RAM’s members spend weekends training in boxing and other martial arts, and they have boasted publicly of their violence during protests in Huntington Beach, San Bernardino and Berkeley. Many of the altercations have been captured on video, and its members are not hard to spot.

Indeed, ProPublica has identified the group’s core members and interviewed one of its leaders at length. The man in the Charlottesville attacks—filmed by a documentary crew working with ProPublica—is 24-year-old Ben Daley, who runs a Southern California tree-trimming business.

Many of the organization’s core members, including Daley, have serious criminal histories, according to interviews and a review of court records. Before joining RAM, several members spent time in jail or state prison on serious felony charges including assault, robbery, and gun and knife offenses. Daley did seven days in jail for carrying a concealed snub-nosed revolver. Another RAM member served a prison term for stabbing a Latino man five times in a 2009 gang assault.

“Fundamentally, RAM operates like an alt-right street-fighting club,” said Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.

Despite their prior records, and open boasting of current violence, RAM has seemingly drawn little notice from law enforcement. Four episodes of violence documented by ProPublica resulted in only a single arrest—and in that case prosecutors declined to go forward. Law enforcement officials in the four cities—Charlottesville, Huntington Beach, San Bernardino and Berkeley—either would not comment about RAM or said they had too little evidence or too few resources to seriously investigate the group’s members.

In Virginia, two months after the deadly events in Charlottesville, Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, would not say if the police had identified RAM as a dangerous group.

“We’re not going to be releasing the names of the groups that we believe were present that day in Charlottesville,” she said. Investigators, she added, are still “reviewing footage” from the event.

Law enforcement has a mixed record when it comes to anticipating and confronting the challenge of white supremacist violence.

Often working undercover at great personal risk, federal investigators have successfully disrupted dozens of racist terror attacks. In the last year, agents have captured three Kansas men planning to bomb a mosque and an apartment complex inhabited largely by Somali immigrants, arrested a white supremacist in South Carolina as he plotted a “big scale” attack, and investigated a neo-Nazi cell that allegedly intended to blow up a nuclear power plant.

But there have also been failures. During the past five years, white supremacists, some of them members of gangs or organized political groups, have murdered at least 22 people, according to the Global Terrorism Database and news reports. And some government insiders say the intelligence services and federal law enforcement agencies have largely shifted their attention away from far-right threats in the years since 9/11, choosing instead to focus heavily on Islamic radicals, who are seen by some to pose a more immediate danger.

State and local police have struggled to respond effectively to the recent resurgence in racist political organizing. Police in Sacramento were caught unprepared in June 2016 when neo-Nazis and anti-fascist counter-protesters, or “antifa,” armed with knives and improvised weapons, clashed outside the California State Capitol during a rally. Ten people were sent to the hospital with stab wounds….more

 

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Republican Blasts Chumph Racism!

Steve Schmidt, Republican strategist for a number of Republicans, including the Hoh McCain Presidential campaign lets loose on the Chumph bigot!

To Yellowbelly Republicans, and Yellowback Democrats, here is a reminder –

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

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Yet Another Self-Career-Limiting Trumpazoid

Yet another Trumpazoid who believed his racism mainstream… I mean what is too complex for these conservaturds to understand that if you are in a Public Service job, the public needs to be assured you will respond to ALL of the citizens…And not just those of a certain hue?

I mean, just because  the Chumph is giving the shaft to Puerto Rico because they are brown Hispanic speaking people, doesn’t mean that your Average Joe, whose job is dependent on normal people instead of political cronies can get away with it.

Fire chief who called Mike Tomlin a ‘n**ger’ resigns — and blames the media for making him look racist

Washington County fire chief Paul Smith has resigned in wake of his use of a racial slur to refer to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

“The media dragged my fire company and township into this as well as my family,” Smith told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a statement.

The Steelers coach explained to the press that he had decided to keep his team in a stadium tunnel to avoid dealing with the controversy surrounding the American National Anthem. Smith then called Tomlin a “no good N***er” on his Facebook page. He then added “Yes, I said it.”

He also blamed the media for labeling him a racist.

“I am not the racist the media portrays me as,” Smith said.

In an interview with KDKA, Smith said that he regrets the post. However, many online accused Smith of “regretting” being caught.

He says he regrets it, but we all know he just regrets saying it publicly and getting shamed. https://twitter.com/RawStory/status/912647786016976896 

Embarrassed? But you wrote it so PROUDLY. Even tacked on a “yes I said it.” I think we know which statement is the real you. Get in the sea. https://twitter.com/cbspittsburgh/status/912630519707455488 

“Everyone who represents the township needs to be respectful of all people and this is certainly something we have no tolerance for,” Cecil Manager Don Gennuso said.

 

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Number of CEOs Ditching Chumph Panels Grows in Response to Charlottesville

The Chumph – as usual – isn’t making any friends hitting back at Corporate leaders.

Never having been in those circles, he really doesn’t realize the ties, relationships, and mutual respect between the small group of folks at that level.

“Shooting back” in this case will likely have some unexpected consequences.

Don’t expect the big government contractors to bail. The GE’s, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies, and Harris’ are going to stay due to the potential for huge government contracts.

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Trump Cites ‘Grandstanders’ After Another Executive Leaves His Business Council

Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, is adding his name to the list of executives who’ve resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing council, prompting new criticism from the president.

“I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do,” Paul wrote in a tweet Tuesday.

Even before Paul posted about his resignation on Twitter, the president beat him to the tweet, writing some 15 minutes earlier, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”

By departing, Paul follows in the footsteps of three CEOs — Merck’s Kenneth Frazier, Under Armour’s Kevin Plank and Intel’s Brian Krzanich — who resigned from the council on Monday in the wake of the president’s heavily criticized handling of the deadly violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

Frazier said in announcing his decision, “I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.”

The council was formed back in January, when Trump launched the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative as part of his effort to create American jobs. At the time, the White House said the president would be “meeting with some of the world’s most successful and creative business leaders to share their experiences and gain their insights.”

Tesla founder Elon Musk left the manufacturing council and another presidential advisory group in June, citing his disagreement with Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.

Here is the list of 28 business leaders the White House said were named to the council on Jan. 27 — we’ve used dashes to highlight the executives who have resigned:

Andrew Liveris, The Dow Chemical Company

Bill Brown, Harris Corporation

Michael Dell, Dell Technologies

John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation

Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation

Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company (now retired)

— Ken Frazier, Merck & Co., Inc. —

Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson

Greg Hayes, United Technologies Corp.

Marilynn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Jeff Immelt, General Electric

Jim Kamsickas, Dana Inc.

Klaus Kleinfeld, Arconic (now retired)

— Brian Krzanich, Intel Corporation —

Rich Kyle, The Timken Company

Thea Lee, AFL-CIO

Mario Longhi, U.S. Steel (now retired)

Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company

Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing

— Elon Musk, Tesla —

Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar (now retired)

— Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing —

— Kevin Plank, Under Armour —

Michael Polk, Newell Brands

Mark Sutton, International Paper

Inge Thulin, 3M

Richard Tumka, AFL-CIO

Wendell Weeks, Corning

 
 

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Alex Jones Floats Chumph Assasination, Coup

With Jones it is hard to tell whether he is advertising for a hit, or it is just wishful thinking to bring his whackjob audience to civil war.

One problem with Jones’ fantasy…If you kill Trump you have to kill all the Republican co-conspirators in Congress.

That ain’t going to happen short of a full coup, and that ain’t gonna happen short of the Military fully buying in. So…Short of some Lone Wolf whackjob doing the dirty deed, the Chumph will be removed by Impeachment either in the next few months, or in 2018 should the Democrats get the numbers.

 

Alex Jones claims Deep State is ‘going to kill’ Trump

Right-wing radio personality Alex Jones said Friday that the so-called Deep State is planning to assassinate President Donald Trump.

He and others on the far right have been accusing career government employees in the Deep State, particularily those who work in national security, of conspiring against Trump and his agenda. Far-right internet personality Mike Cernovich joined Jones Friday in predicting a coup against Trump in the next couple of months.

“They’re saying, ‘A month or two we’re going to kill the president, month or two we’re going to remove him,’” Jones said. “This is so sinister.”

Jones has a substantial following, with 4.8 million unique visits to his Infowars.com between June 5 and July 4, according to Quantcast. On Friday, he followed up with a call to arms, saying the Deep State is planning to kill Trump supporters as well as the president.

“If they ban us from YouTube, that’s when Trump will be killed, there’s no question about it,” Cernovich said. “They’re going to kill us, they’re going to kill him, they’re going to kill everybody.”

In recent months, the Infowars host and other conspiratorial right-wingers have been predicting a second civil war between conservatives and liberals. Jones and Cernovich alleged they were being censored by YouTube and Google and talked about planning protests against tech giants, including one at Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s house.

“Folks, they are going to blow the president’s head off, they are going to bomb him,” Jones said. “They are getting ready.”

Trump appeared on Jones’s show during the campaign, and longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone is a frequent guest on the program. “Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down,” Trump told Jones.

Cernovich and Jones both promoted the so-called Pizzagate conspiracy theory, a false allegation that Hillary Clinton was involved in a child-sex-abuse ring. Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. has praised Cernovich, saying a he should win a Pulitizer for accusing Susan Rice of “unmasking” Trump associates. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly determined that Rice did nothing improper in regard to the allegation.

More recently, the far right has focused on McMaster, alleging he is a leader of the Deep State that is trying to undermine Trump (though without any solid evidence).

“No one voted for H.L McMaster- he is a neocon quisling, helping [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller line up @realDonaldTrump for the take-down,” Stone tweeted Friday.

 

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The Reality of Our Former Allies – NATO

Here is a simple map to outline the realities of NATO –

 

Now that Putin’s Bitch has done the work of trying to destroy NATO, it should be obvious who’s interest the boy is serving…And it isn’t that of America.

Congress needs to cut the partisan shit already. Impeach this mofo, convict him…

And hang his ass for treason.

 

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The Chumph Tax Scam

Looks like the MSM has been suckered again, with the purported “leak” of tow pages of the Chumnph’s 2005 Tax Return.

One – there is no way to know if the purported return is real, and not something the Chumph made up for the press.

And Two – There is no way to know if the year that the Chumph “leaked” isn’t an anomaly, released to show the Chumph in the best light.

Ergo – it is probably nothing more then Chumph propaganda.

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Journalist Who Received Trump Tax Return Questions If Trump Leaked It Himself

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston says he received two pages from the 2005 document in the mail from an unknown source.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston suggested Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that President Donald Trump himself may have been the unknown source who sent two pages of his 2005 tax return to the journalist.

“It came in the mail over the transom,” Johnston told Maddow, following the host’s roughly 25-minute build-up before discussing the documents in detail. “There is absolutely nothing improper about journalists — if you haven’t solicited something — getting it over the transom. Let me point out, it’s entirely possible that Donald sent this to me. Donald Trump has, over the years, leaked all sorts of things.”

Johnston didn’t indicate he has any actual evidence Trump was the source, but he does know Trump’s tendencies well after decades of covering him. Johnston was the Atlantic City, New Jersey, bureau chief for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1988 to 1991, charting Trump’s rise and fall in the city, and he wrote about the casino mogul in his 1992 book, Temples of Chance: How America Inc. Bought Out Murder Inc. To Win Control of the Casino Business. Johnston joined The New York Times in 1995 and later won a Pulitzer at the paper for his reporting on loopholes in the U.S. tax system.

Just weeks into Trump’s candidacy, Johnston posed 21 questions in The National Memo about the Republican’s business dealings and philanthropic claims, some of which remain unanswered given Trump’s decision to break with four decades of precedent by not disclosing his tax returns. The veteran investigative journalist reported on candidate Trump for outlets such as The Daily Beast, wrote a critical biography of him and continued to dig into his past for information relevant to his race for the White House.

When The Huffington Post interviewed the legendary reporter Wayne Barrett in March 2016 for an article on the media’s failure to vet Trump’s business record, Johnston was in the late journalist’s basement poring through old boxes of files on Trump from Barrett’s decades at The Village Voice.

“If Donald Trump were to become president, he is the first person I know of who would be in the White House in modern times with deep, continuing associations with mobsters, con artists, drug traffickers, convicted felons — gratuitously involved with these folks,” Johnston told The Huffington Post at the time. “That deserves enormous inquiry.”

Johnston also started a site last year, DCReport.org, where he posted the two pages of the document Tuesday that he discussed on Maddow’s show. The portion of Trump’s 2005 federal tax return indicates he made $150 million that year and paid $38 million in taxes.

 
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Smoking Gun – Chumph Campaign Actively Colluded With Russians Before and After Election

It would appear that the FBI has been provided all the intelligence necessary to make the legal case that the Trump-Putin relationship went far beyond just mutual admiration, and included planning and coordination of hacking the election. The FBI (with intelligence agency help and direction) had previously established a money trail through a money laundering operation in which Russian FSB spies contributed to the Chump’s campaign through the use of Russian pensioner cutouts. If the Chumph was a member of the Mob, right about now the FBI would be frog marching him out of the Whites Only House in handcuffs.

The communication isn’t anything I haven’t reported here before as a suspicion. Now it is “officially” confirmed.

Not only has this information existed starting in January of last year, but one of the questions is why Comey’s FBI ignored it for so long, and chose to make an entirely bogus attack on Clinton’s email server. I am not sure anyone at this point doesn’t have reservations about the FBI investigation of these treasonous revelations at this point.

The NSA has the tapes of those conversations. So at this point, the FBI is denying the obvious…

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Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee, three of the officials said. The intelligence agencies then sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election.

The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation.

But the intercepts alarmed American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, in part because of the amount of contact that was occurring while Mr. Trump was speaking glowingly about the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. At one point last summer, Mr. Trump said at a campaign event that he hoped Russian intelligence services had stolen Hillary Clinton’s emails and would make them public.

The officials said that one of the advisers picked up on the calls was Paul Manafort, who was Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman for several months last year and had worked as a political consultant in Ukraine. The officials declined to identify the other Trump associates on the calls.

The call logs and intercepted communications are part of a larger trove of information that the F.B.I. is sifting through as it investigates the links between Mr. Trump’s associates and the Russian government, as well as the hacking of the D.N.C., according to federal law enforcement officials. As part of its inquiry, the F.B.I. has obtained banking and travel records and conducted interviews, the officials said.

Mr. Manafort, who has not been charged with any crimes, dismissed the officials’ accounts in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “This is absurd,” he said. “I have no idea what this is referring to. I have never knowingly spoken to Russian intelligence officers, and I have never been involved with anything to do with the Russian government or the Putin administration or any other issues under investigation today.”

He added, “It’s not like these people wear badges that say, ‘I’m a Russian intelligence officer.’”

Several of Mr. Trump’s associates, like Mr. Manafort, have done business in Russia. And it is not unusual for American businessmen to come in contact with foreign intelligence officials, sometimes unwittingly, in countries like Russia and Ukraine, where the spy services are deeply embedded in society. Law enforcement officials did not say to what extent the contacts might have been about business.

The officials would not disclose many details, including what was discussed on the calls, the identity of the Russian intelligence officials who participated, and how many of Mr. Trump’s advisers were talking to the Russians. It is also unclear whether the conversations had anything to do with Mr. Trump himself.

A report from American intelligence agencies that was made public in January concluded that the Russian government had intervened in the election in part to help Mr. Trump, but did not address whether any members of the Trump campaign had participated in the effort.

The intercepted calls are different from the wiretapped conversations last year between Michael T. Flynn, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, and Sergey I. Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States. In those calls, which led to Mr. Flynn’s resignation on Monday night, the two men discussed sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russia in December.

 

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Trump Begins Selection of White Nationalist, Racist, and Anti-Semitic Staff

One of the Chumph’s first two selections for the White’s Only House is both a known anti-Semite and racist. A number of other names mentioned to take positions on the Chumph’s cabinet are also known and established racists like Rudy Giuliani.

Makes you wonder what position he is going to give former KKK David Duke.

 

A White Nationalist Is The New White House Chief Strategist

Steve Bannon, who stoked the flames of alt-right fury while running Breitbart News, is headed to the presidential inner circle.

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Brietbart race pimping to white supremacists

Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News Network executive chairman known for having white nationalist views ― and who has himself been accused of anti-Semitism ― was named chief strategist and senior counselor to President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday.

Bannon, 62, was taking time off from Breitbart to serve as CEO of the Trump campaign before Sunday’s announcement giving him a senior leadership role in the incoming administration.

Trump also announced Sunday that Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus would serve as his chief of staff.

“Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory,” Trump said in a press release announcing the appointments. “Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again.”

David Axelrod, who served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama during his first term, said via Twitter Sunday that picking Priebus over Bannon as chief of staff could signal Trump taking a more “conventional” approach, but later said that having Bannon in the White House at all was “deeply troubling.”

Bannon’s name appeared above Priebus’ in the release, suggesting his significance in the Trump administration could rival that of the chief of staff. A president’s top strategist and senior counselor typically control access to the president and help set and carry out his agenda.

Image result for Breitbart racismAt Breitbart, Bannon helped make the hardline populist website a go-to resource for white nationalists and the alt-right, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.

Breitbart served as a mouthpiece for the Trump campaign and an attack dogagainst conservatives like House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who were critical of Trump.

Breitbart has propagated conspiracy theories, like Planned Parenthood having Nazi ties or Clinton aide Huma Abedin being a spy for Saudi Arabia. The website traffics in misogynist and racist stories; it frames women who push back against harassment or gender bias as weak and incompetent and portrays people of color and immigrants as inherently criminal.

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) spokesman Adam Jentleson said Trump’s choice of Bannon “signals that White Supremacists will be represented at the highest levels in Trump’s White House. “

“It is easy to see why the KKK views Trump as their champion,” he added.

The SPLC and the Anti-Defamation League expressed concern over the appointment as well, with the ADL saying Bannon and “his alt-right are so hostile to core American values.”

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Hillary Opens a 10 Gallon Can of Whoop-A on the Chumph

10 Gallon?

Yeah … Apparently she is saving the other 90 for future “debates”.

While she scored big points on his Tax Returns, DOJ Discrimination lawsuits, and bankruptcies…She left out his numerous fraudulent businesses (Trump University, Trump steaks, Trump wine), his comments on “Mexican rapists”, and the black community. Next time.

She pricked his ego time after time, which led to the typical Chumph meltdown.

Then she calmly explained detailed policy proposals including ending mass incarceration, the shutdown of private prisons, fixing the judicial system, and retraining Police.

While self described rich guy Chumph bragged about not paying taxes, went into several rants about how people loved him, and being a “successful” businessman.

MELTDOWN!

Now – none of this is going to change the minds of his base, because his base is motivated by racism. And you can’t reason anyone out of a position which reason didn’t get them into in the first place.

Last Night a poll was released by The Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University which seems to derail a lot of the polling showing the Chumph catching up to Hillary-

  1. In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton is favored by 48 percent of likely voters in Virginia, and Trump is backed by 38 percent.
  2. In the two-way matchup, Clinton leads Trump among women by 28 points, 57 percent to 29 percent. Trump, however, has an advantage among men, 49 percent to 37 percent.
  3. Clinton leads among white, college-educated voters, 45 percent to 40 percent, and Trump has a large advantage among noncollege educated white voters, 64 percent to 24 percent.
  4. According to the poll, 53 percent of Virginia voters think Trump is racist.

Admittedly, there are a lot of uneducated white men out there…But not enough to win an election.

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Hillary’s Trump trap: Clinton laid a series of snares, and Donald charged right into them

Hillary Clinton had two tasks for that debate: Looking presidential and making Trump look like a fool. Nailed it

There’s an iconic scene at the end of the dark 1980s comedy classic “Heathers” in which Veronica (Winona Ryder), watches J.D. (Christian Slater), an occasionally charming but mostly terrifying psychopath, blow himself up. J.D., who is forever ranting and raving about how the world doesn’t respect him enough, had intended to destroy their high school with his bomb. Veronica was able, through great effort, to stop him. Victorious, she puts her cigarette in her mouth, waits and watches as J.D.’s own bomb destroys him, while also lighting her cigarette.

That’s how the first general election presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump played out Monday night.

The high school that is our nation isn’t safe yet, but Clinton did exactly what she needed to do during this first debate: She established herself as smart, calm and presidential, and then stood silently by while her opponent blew himself up.

As an experiment, I eschewed reading Twitter or watching post-debate analysis on cable news in order to watch the proceedings in a packed bar in Brooklyn. The crowd wasn’t a cross-section of America, to be sure, but they were exactly the liberal base that Clinton needs to get fired up for November, and from my vantage point, she did exactly that. She staked out openly progressive positions on a variety of issues, ranging from job creation to criminal justice reform (her comments about implicit bias and the evils of stop-and-frisk went over especially well with the New York crowd). She emphasized, with repeated references to her website, that she is the candidate who actually has policy proposals to get things done, instead of vague, hyperbolic promises.

But it was clear that Clinton’s main goal was goading Trump into revealing his true self, and proving conclusively that no amount of training or pleading from aides will turn Trump from the narcissistic hothead that he is into someone that can be trusted with the nuclear codes. The plan worked, and from Clinton’s triumphant and eminently gif-able wiggle in the middle of the debate, it’s clear that she knew it.

Trump began the debate with a subdued tone, eschewing his usual shouting for a half-hearted imitation of what a responsible statesman looks like, and maintained that composure for a whopping 10 minutes, perhaps even 15. Then Clinton rolled out her first piece of bait.

“You know, Donald was very fortunate in his life, and that’s all to his benefit,” she said. “He started his business with $14 million, borrowed from his father, and he really believes that the more you help wealthy people, the better off we’ll be and that everything will work out from there.”

Clinton went on to detail how she would prefer to invest in the middle class, and from then it was on. Trump took the bait, issuing an angry defense of his father giving him money, and with the plug pulled out, the incoherent ranting lunatic that he was barely containing inside came pouring out.

And the angrier Trump got, the more confident Clinton became (as you do when your carefully laid plans blossom into glorious fruition). She was even able to pull off a number of zingers, which are not exactly her strong suit.

Much credit goes to moderator Lester Holt, who largely steered away from “gotcha” questions that so many journalists mistake for hard questions, leaning more towards open-ended, policy-oriented questions. Conservatives will no doubt be furious, since answering such questions requires coherence and an ability to explain the details, two skills Trump hasn’t mastered. But it’s worth remembering this is a presidential race, not a kindergarten class. If Trump can’t handle the basics of being a politician, the voters need to know that.

The most telling section of the debate was the lengthy exchange about race and criminal justice. Clinton emphasized the value of nuanced policy that balances the need for safety with protecting human rights: Training police to address racism, ending the private prison system, enacting gun safety measures to reduce violent crime, getting rid of unjust mandatory minimum sentences and doing more to help people with mental health issues so they don’t end up in ugly encounters with police.

Trump, in contrast, claimed that “African-Americans, Hispanics are living in hell” andcompared living in major American cities to living in a “war-torn country.” He then suggested that black voters are a bunch of dupes who have “been abused and used in order to get votes by Democrat politicians.”

At that point it got even worse for Trump, because Holt asked him the question that countless people have been demanding:

Mr. Trump, for five years, you perpetuated a false claim that the nation’s first black president was not a natural-born citizen. You questioned his legitimacy. In the last couple of weeks, you acknowledged what most Americans have accepted for years: The president was born in the United States. Can you tell us what took you so long?

Rather than answer the question, Trump rolled out an incoherent right-wing conspiracy theory accusing the 2008 Clinton campaign of starting the birther movement. (It didn’t, and her campaign was diligent about firing people who spread the rumor).

He then crowed, “She failed to get the birth certificate. When I got involved, I didn’t fail. I got him to give the birth certificate.”

Clinton knew better than to dispute a conspiracy theory that’s really only known to people who refresh Breitbart all day long.

Instead, she responded by saying, “Well, just listen to what you heard.”

She then reminded the audience both that she was working for Obama when Trump was dogging him about his birth certificate and that Trump has a history of being sued by the Department of Justice for racial discrimination.

His response? “We settled the suit with zero — with no admission of guilt. It was very easy to do.”

And then again, for emphasis: “Because I settled that lawsuit with no admission of guilt, but that was a lawsuit brought against many real estate firms, and it’s just one of those things.”

Perhaps “no admission of guilt” should be the Trump campaign’s new motto. It has a certain ring to it.

 
 

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Uncle Herman Cain, the Rapist Sez the Chumph Not a Racist

You know things are getting desperate when Herman “Where’s the white wimmin” Cain  crawls out from his thoroughly disgraced rock to endorse you. Cain’s entire platform last election was built around telling racist Tea Baggers they weren’t racist and sexually molesting women.

Herman Cain anoints ‘shucky ducky’ Donald Trump as ‘not a racist’ at Atlanta rally

Appearing at a Donald Trump rally in Atlanta on Wednesday, former GOP hopeful Herman Cain declared that the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump was definitely “not a racist.”

“Aw, shucky ducky!” Cain shouted, warming up the crowd for Trump’s speech at the historic Fox Theatre. “This sounds like a shucky ducky kind of crowd on a shucky ducky kind of day, here to support an aw, shucky ducky kind of candidate!”

Taking a more serious tone, Cain announced that America was at a crossroads.

“This presidential campaign has been blurred by the liberals, blurred by the Democrats, blurred by the progressives — whatever they are — in order to try and label Donald Trump something that he’s not,” the conservative radio host opined. “Just in case the nightly news hasn’t heard or put this comment up there, I want to set the record straight.”

“Allow me to set the record straight about one of the biggest lies out there about Donald Trump — and I hope the liberals and the liberal media is listening — Donald Trump is not a racist!” Cain said, enunciating each syllable for effect.

Herman defending Tea Bagger racism…

Why Herman Cain had to disappear as a Republican Presidential candidate…

 
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