Thursday Open Thread | Ex-Trump aide on Mueller indictment: Trump is “f-cked”

A former campaign aide to President Trump said the president is “f–ked” now that his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been indicted.

“Here’s what Manafort’s indictment tells me: Mueller is going to go over every financial dealing of Jared Kushner and the Trump Organization,” Sam Nunberg told Vanity Fair.

“Trump is at 33 percent in Gallup. You can’t go any lower. He’s fucked.”

Nunberg was fired by President Trump. Last year, Trump accused the former campaign aide of breaching a confidentiality agreement and sued for damages.

Trump hit an all-time low in the most recent Gallup tracking poll. Only 33 percent of respondents in the Gallup daily survey earlier this week said they approved of the job Trump is doing as president.

Sixty-two percent said they disapproved of Trump’s job performance.

The poll came before Monday’s news that Manafort was being charged with money laundering and tax fraud, among other crimes. It was the first indictment to come from Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the election.

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112 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Ex-Trump aide on Mueller indictment: Trump is “f-cked”

  1. Someone took down Trump’s Twitter account. It was gone for 11 minutes.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Gothamist, DNAinfo, LAist And Other Local News Sites Have Suddenly Shut Down. The move to shutter the local news and culture websites comes a week after editors and reporters joined a union.

    Reporters at the local news sites, which were still churning out scheduled social media content Thursday afternoon linking to the now-defunct sites, did not appear to have been informed of the decision ahead of the closure.

    People noted that clearing the sites also swept away all reporters’ and editors’ work from over the years.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Does Attorney General White Citizens Council feel that bus approaching?

  4. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    “Senator Al Franken Writes Scathing Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions About His Lies to Congress”

  5. rikyrah says:

    Media Alert:
    The Flip or Flop series with the Black couple comes on at 9pm EST

  6. GrannyStandingforTruth says:

    When I woke up this morning and read what Donna Brazille said, I was speechless. I couldn’t fathom why she would do that. Then it came to me…money and hurt.

    This last presidential election, for the first time, I had said I wasn’t going to vote. I didn’t want to vote for Hillary because I hadn’t gotten over how she treated President Obama when she ran against him. However, when Trump was picked as the presidential nominee, I watched his rally. After watching his rally, I went out that day and voted for Hillary.

    Trump is no earthly good. That man is so full of hate and crazier than a road lizard. If I were a teacher, I’d rate his education at 3rd grade level. I have grandchildren who know more than him. His intention is to rob the U.S. treasury down to the last penny and to destroy the U.S. government. He wants to be King.

    If him, Ryan, and those in the GOP Congress that are in agreement with Trump pass their tax reform bill, it will go down in history as the greatest American heist in history. The last recession was bad, but this time it’ll cause another depression. I told y’all in the beginning of the year that Trump was gonna open the door to predatory capitalism and predatory thieves. Looks like that’s coming to past.

    Nor am I surprised at Ryan’s attempt to steal grandma and grandpa’s check again. Think back to that time in the past when he tried to do it to enrich his families’ business. His ass needs to go too along with Pence, McConnell, Sessions, and Trump’s whole entire team/cabinet.

    Grabbing my attention here lately besides the collusion with Russia is how quite a few GOP Congressmen are retiring at the same time. For some reason, it strikes me as odd and a red flag comes up. I wonder if it has something to do with the tax cuts or the collusion or Trump.

    Something else, I haven’t quite put the pieces together yet has to do with a real estate scamming and land scamming. I know that Kushner is in real estate business.

    The other night I had a dream. I saw that little gadget, can’t think of the name of it, it sits on people’s desk with a nail in the center of it mounted on a wood or metal base. People stack messages or old notes, etc., on it. Anyway, I saw what looked like blank sugar packets, but heard receipts being stacked on top of each other. What I mean by blank is that there were no names on the packets and they were shaped like a sugar packet. Some of them looked far back, but not too far in distance. Those packets were being added to the stack as if that gadget was sort of like a magnet. I believe those packets represented those sealed indictments with more to come.

    I’ve been so overwhelmed and exhausted lately with personal stuff. Trying to keep up with the news and focus has been draining. Nevertheless, I’m trying to do my best to focus on getting Trump impeached. He needs to go for the sake of this nation and its people’s safety and well-being.

    Keep me in prayer.

    • rikyrah says:

      Hi Granny:

      I had lunch this week with my college roommate, who was in town on business. She lives in Colombia now. She was in the country last year right before the election, and she was so nervous about Dolt45. I told her not to worry.
      Fast forward a year, I’ve told her that, unlike others, I didn’t go through the 5 stages of grief. I had settled at rage since November 8th.
      The only time depression has set in, is when I read stories about the human consequences of their evil actions. When I think about the American citizens in Puerto Rico and the USVI that they are killing with their racism.

      There is a reason why their vessel for White Supremacy is an international embarrassment.

      I feel everything you wrote, Granny. I will keep you in my prayers.

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands has been on my heart too and in my prayers daily. I keep feeling like Trump or one of his cronies had plans to buy that Island by saddling Puerto Rico with humongous debt that they wouldn’t be able to pay and ethnic cleansing. It’s not gonna work.

      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        Oh yeah and thank you for the prayer.

        Btw, you three ladies know that y’all spot has always been where I come to kick my shoes off, relax, and learn. I hate that I haven’t been able to get over here as much as I like to lately. I’ll be glad when things get back to normal, so that I can visit more often again. Nevertheless, know that I love all three of you. Keep up the good fight!

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      I am praying for our country. I worry about so much that you have discussed here.

      Please know that you are in my prayers.

  7. Ametia says:

    To be clear, Barack Obama showed the DEMOCRATIC PARTY how to win, and win big.

    He used TECHNOLOGY in a way that has never been used before, with voters he knew would connect in this way. He went full out, and surrounded himself with folks who knew how to WIN & WIN BIG. If they soured, they left, but he kept that train moving on the right track all the way to TWO FUCKING TERMS.

    And what do they do? Resort back to the same old play book with the same tired, old, crusty people, doing the same tired, old crusty things and playing the same old tired crusty, stupid ass games, EATING EACH OTHER ALIVE.

    Go away Donna Brazille, just go away.

    • Ametia says:

      Warren can sit her ASS down too. If these Dems want to talk about rigging election, they need to stay 100% FOCUSED on #45 & the GOP COLLUSION WITH A FOREIGN POWER-


      • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

        Yes! And they need to stop trying to steal the spotlight from Trump’s Russian collusion. Don’t they understand that we’re in a fight for our country and its people’s safety and well-being. Time out for the B.S. Jesus take the wheel.

  8. rikyrah says:


    Paul Manafort’s lawyers misspelled Cyprus throughout his bail memo.

    — Sigh Hersh (@Ugarles) November 2, 2017

  9. rikyrah says:

    Anyone ever fixed a butternut squash and black bean chili in the crockpot?
    If so, can I use dry beans?

  10. rikyrah says:

    NOV 2, 2017 @ 07:12 AM 703 The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets
    Scott Pruitt Just Stripped The EPA’s Science Boards In Favor Of Industry ‘Counsel’
    Trevor Nace , CONTRIBUTOR

    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, just stripped the EPA’s science advisory committee, which counsels the agency on scientific decisions.

    The new rules bar anyone who receives grant money from the EPA to serve on an advisory council for the agency’s scientific decisions. The reason, according to Scott Pruitt is to limit conflict of interest from professors who receive money from the EPA to advise on scientific conclusions. However, stringent conflict of interest policies are already in place and there have been no cases of researchers profiting from EPA’s scientific decisions.

    Mr. Pruitt has instead decided that industry representatives from oil and gas and electric industries are far more unbiased to advise on EPA decisions. That’s like saying the National Institute of Health (NIH), which funds medical research, should ignore the advice of doctors conducting research in favor of the advice from pharmaceutical salesmen.

    The reason behind why the EPA provides these grants is to help the agency, through universities and professors, conduct the research it does not have the capacity to study. If the agency is funding these grants, one ought to think they should utilize those researchers when making decisions on that very topic. Of course, barring any conflict of interest, which already existed.

    While initial inspection may present this as a way for Mr. Pruitt to make scientific decisions more grounded in science, he’s doing just the opposite under the guise of this new rule. Now, when the EPA funds a grant to study everything from lead in drinking water to toxic gas emissions from factories the ones who advise the EPA on paths forward will not be professors but representatives from the exact industries the EPA is meant to regulate.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Joseph Mifsud, Papadopoulos’s professor contact, has closed up shop in London, and the Guardian can’t find him.

    — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 1, 2017

  12. rikyrah says:

    Dec15 is the deadline to enroll at EXCEPT
    CA 1/31/18
    CO 1/12
    DC 1/31
    MA 1/23
    MN 1/14
    NY 1/31
    RI 12/31/17
    WA 1/15

    — meta (@metaquest) November 2, 2017

  13. rikyrah says:

    You’re going to want to read this entire thread. Really.

    — meta (@metaquest) November 2, 2017

    As I’ve been noting over the past 2 weeks, AG Jeff Sessions is looking like a *primary* target in the Mueller probe.

    — Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) November 2, 2017

  14. rikyrah says:

    It’s been 33 days since Congress let CHIP, the children’s health insurance program that insures 9,000,000, expire.

    — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2017

  15. rikyrah says:

    Pizza Hut CEO says protesting NFL players haven’t hurt his business

    — Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 2, 2017

  16. eliihass says:

    We need to keep our focus on the GOP …there’s that weasel Paul Ryan grinning like a Cheshire Cat adoringly looking up at the buffoon…

    We also need to stay on this decades old unholy alliance of Manafort, Roger Stone and Lee Atwater ..

  17. rikyrah says:

    Blue Dog Dems weighing support for GOP tax bill
    11/02/17 01:17 PM EDT

    Conservative-leaning Democrats said Thursday that they’ll take a look at the Republicans’ sweeping tax reform proposal in hopes of reaching a bipartisan deal –– a sharp contrast to the immediate vilification coming from Democratic leaders.

    The leaders of the Blue Dogs, while quick to bash the partisan process in which GOP tax plan was forged, said they’re analyzing the legislation to see if it meets their standards. If Republicans cross the aisle for input, the lawmakers suggested, there may be room for them to jump on board.

    “As Blue Dogs, the door is never closed to pursuing bipartisan solutions,” the three Blue Dog co-chairman –– Reps. Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) –– said in a statement.

    “Although we strongly disagree with the process that produced this tax bill, our members will evaluate its contents in a measured way to see how it compares to the principles of the Blue Dog Vision for Tax Reform.

    “History proves that a bipartisan process can lead to credible revenue neutral tax reform,” they added. “Our hope is that our Republican colleagues remember that, and participate in the give and take that’s required for a truly bipartisan solution.”

    • eliihass says:

      They raised 1 billion dollars for crying out loud…money they insisted was being split between the party and the nominee..

      What happened to all that money…

      All those fundraisers …

      And now that Harvey Weinstein and all the reliable fundraising bigwigs are being taken down, who is going going to bell the cat..

      The Obamas have a library they’re single-handedly trying to fund and raise funds for…as ethically as possible….And they’ve done their bit with regard to this ungrateful party as far as I’m concerned…

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      Ametia, I agree. It’s a bunch of B.S.

    • eliihass says:

      She threw everyone under the bus..

      Everyone ..

    • Liza says:

      I missed this. This article is actually an excerpt from a book that will be released in a few days.

      “Donna Brazile is the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee. Excerpted from the book Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House to be published on November 7, 2017 by Hachette Books, a division of Hachette Book Group. Copyright 2017 Donna Brazile.”

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      Is she unemployed right now and having financial difficulties?

  18. rikyrah says:

    GOP tax plan would shrink mortgage interest benefit, slash corporate tax rate

    By Damian Paletta and Mike DeBonis
    November 2 at 12:50 PM


    House Republican leaders on Thursday proposed legislation that would overhaul the U.S. tax code, slash corporate and individual income tax rates and jettison numerous tax breaks Americans and businesses have used for years to limit their tax bills.

    The release of the proposal accelerates a frantic political effort that could impact almost every American household and business. In a number of cases, the tax plan cuts back on tax benefits for families and individuals while expanding tax benefits for companies.

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent and collapse the seven tax brackets paid by families and individuals down to four. It would create giant new benefits for the wealthy by cutting business taxes, eliminating the estate tax, and ending the alternative minimum tax.

    The legislation would cut in half the popular mortgage interest deduction used by millions of American homeowners, changing the deduction’s rules for new mortgages. Presently, Americans can deduct interest payments made on their first $1 million worth of home loans. Under the bill, for new mortgages, they would only be able to deduct interest payments made on their first $500,000 worth of home loans.

    • Liza says:

      “The legislation would cut in half the popular mortgage interest deduction used by millions of American homeowners, changing the deduction’s rules for new mortgages.”

      Plus elimination of the state income tax deduction (I heard that on MSNBC so I’m assuming it’s true.

      They think they’re hurting blue states (California and New York), taking it out of their hides.

      It’s like they never heard of the multiplier effect. It will hurt the entire US economy. It will even hurt the stock market that has been setting records based on the promised tax cuts.

      Stupid mofos.

  19. eliihass says:

    Why oh why do Democrats always snatch defeat from the jaws of victory..

    The last thing we need right now is DNC messes playing out…and the media turning their already dubiously half-hearted focus and attention away from the treasonous buffoon “president” that already gets far too much of their oddly deferential treatment..

    There’ll be plenty of time for Donna Brazille…and her version of What Happened…But right now, we have a treasonous buffoon and his cohorts to trap and deal with…stop them plundering and doing massive damage to our union and democracy…

    The last thing we need is the distraction the GOP are desperate for…to turn attention away from from the shenanigans of the Putin crew and the corrupt and complicit GOP who will sell their dear mothers and first borns for a tax break for the plutocrats that own them..

    Why oh why do Dems never know when to hold their powder..

    What is wrong with our party..

    • Liza says:

      Yeah, I’m kind of wringing my hands over some issues that amount to what I see as the Democrats not being quite ready for 2018 (which is all that stands between us and a full blown constitutional crisis).

      But I do think that the GOP “giveaway to the wealthy” tax bill is going to overpower Ms. Brazile’s article. Earlier today I thought she would receive more attention but that seems to be limited to social media, at least for the time being.

      I feel you. Elections are in one year.

      • eliihass says:

        This is the quickest way to the ‘both sides’ argument that the GOP in cahoots with the media, are eager for and so much better at playing…

        Believe me when I say that I have so many things I want to say about so many in our party …but the last thing we need right now is anything that distracts from or weakens the collective resolve – including that of Robert Mueller and co. ..from staying the course and pursuing the treasonous buffoon and the complicit GOP…

        We don’t need anything that further disillusions an already uninspired electorate …especially those who still believe our side at least had the better option… this has the potential to destroy that illusion many still hold onto…

        Hillary was on with Trevor Noah last night saying she was still willing and ready to takeover …not with this DNC mess ..😏🙄

        I’m curious I must admit, to figure out what actually happened to cause Donna to go public…She is a loyal Clinton acolyte…She occasionally humoured President Obama…but never really cared that deeply…and I’m not surprised she threw him under the bus as quickly…. With Hillary however, I’m stunned..

        Is she broke and the Clintons aren’t putting out…

        She lost her CNN gig helping Hillary… Is she having financial difficulties.. and they turned their back on her – as they have most of their crew since after 11/8..

      • Liza says:

        I’ll read it again, but the only thing I see in the Brazile article that might be a bombshell )in some circles) is this:

        “…I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.”

        The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”

        We already knew about the transfers of funds between the Hillary Victory Fund, the states, and the DNC. I remember reading that Politico article from May of 2016 that Ms. Brazile mentions. So, none of that is news and apparently not illegal, just “looked unethical” as Ms. Brazile states.

        It’s the signed agreement and the fact that Hillary was controlling the Democratic party long before she became the nominee that is the big news. And I suppose we could also say that the DNC agreeing to all of this is another issue.

      • Liza says:

        Sorry for typos in above comment.

        Anyhow, eliihass, I’m thinking about what you said, this being the quickest way to the “both sides” argument.

        Well, I’m not saying they won’t try, but it would be an epic case of false equivalence. Internal financial shenanigans and written agreements that look (and probably are) unethical versus collusion with a foreign government interested in influencing our presidential election? That dog won’t hunt, at least among reasonably intelligent people.

        I’m curious too about why Donna Brazile chose this time to write this article. Maybe it’s a reaction to Hillary’s book (which I haven’t read).

        And the hell of it is, the super delegates were going to make sure Hillary won the nomination.

      • Liza says:

        One last thought.

        Perhaps Ms. Brazile believes that by publicizing her apology to Bernie Sanders, she is in effect apologizing to his supporters and this might help heal the rift.

        I don’t know. I think that Hillary supporters ramped up their attacks on Bernie Sanders since the publication of her book. Isn’t Bernie one of the people she blamed for losing?

        Anyhow, I’m with you. Neither Hillary or Bernie is the president, Trump is, and the dangerous times in which we live cannot be overstated.

      • Liza says:

        I have to stop thinking about this.

        Back to “both sides”. Yeah, it was rigged to favor Hillary winning. So it could certainly be seen as an attempt to influence the outcome of an election. No arguments there.

        I see your point.

  20. Liza says:


    BY ROBERT REICH ON 11/2/17 AT 10:04 AM

    The goal of Trump and the Republican leaders is to pull off a giant redistribution of over $1 trillion from the middle class, working class, and poor to the rich, who are already richer than ever.

    They’re selling this to the public with a false claim that the middle class will benefit from their tax cut plan. It’s a gigantic Trojan horse.

    For most Americans, the proposed tax cuts are tiny and temporary. That’s right – temporary. They will shrink in just a few years. And some middle class Americans will actually get a tax increase.

    Meanwhile, the top 1 percent will get a gigantic tax cut. The Tax Policy Center estimates that the current plan will save the bottom 80 percent between $50 and $450 in taxes per year, but that it saves each person in the top 1 percent an average of $129,000 a year. For people at the very top, like Trump himself, the tax cuts are humongous. And the corporations they own will also get a massive tax cut.

    Republicans say economic “growth” will pay for the tax cuts, so there’s no need to cut social programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

    But Republicans have just passed a budget that would cut nearly $1.5 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid to pay for these tax cuts. Pell Grants, housing assistance, and even cancer research are also on the chopping block.

    Now, they say we shouldn’t take their budget resolution seriously. It was just a device to get the tax bill through the Senate with 51 votes.

    But once these tax cuts are passed, the budget deficit will explode. The Tax Policy Center predicts that it will cut federal revenue by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years.

    When that happens, the only way out of the crisis will be something dramatic – exactly the cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, and maybe even Social Security – that Republicans have wanted for years.

    By this time, any talk of raising taxes on the rich will be dismissed.

    Using the promise of middle-class tax cuts as a Trojan horse for a tax windfall for the rich and deep spending cuts is a tactic dating back to the Reagan administration.

    But the version they’re aiming for now is “YUGE.”

    We must see the strategy for what it is. And it must be stopped.

  21. rikyrah says:

    New cover story: Trump is leading the most corrupt administration in U.S. history, one of first-class kleptocrats

    — Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 2, 2017

  22. rikyrah says:


    Robert Mercer is “stepping down” as co-ceo of Renaissance, his hedge fund- sent staff notice…— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) November 2, 2017

    • eliihass says:

      Something’s certainly up..

      He’s operated on the fringes even it’s been in plain sight …can’t be just because more folks are talking about him these days -thanks to all the new clothes his faithful acolyte has been able to buy himself with money he schemed off the drop of the funds for their evil agenda..

  23. rikyrah says:

    Greg Siskind’s Twitter thread on the diversity lottery.

  24. rikyrah says:

    NEW: Pres. Trump calls on Congress to end Diversity Visa Lottery Program after NYC attack: “Sounds nice. It’s not nice. It’s not good.”

    — Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) November 1, 2017

  25. Walmart shooter taken into custody ALIVE after killing 3 people but #LaQuanMcDonnell didn’t kill anyone shot 16x’s

  26. rikyrah says:

    Trump claimed the Steele dossier cost $12,000,000.

    It cost $168,000.

    — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) November 2, 2017

  27. rikyrah says:

    A cautionary tale for those who imagine they can serve Trump while retaining some of their dignity & part of their soul

    — David Frum (@davidfrum) November 2, 2017

  28. rikyrah says:

    We are witnessing an open conspiracy to obstruct justice by the President and his allies, writes @brianbeutler:

    — Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 2, 2017

  29. rikyrah says:

    Virginia Gov. McAuliffe: If any American was involved with election interference, ‘it’s treason’.

    — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 2, 2017

  30. rikyrah says:

    In case you missed this scoop from last night. Major cyber breach at Trump Organization. Was never caught.

    — David Corn (@DavidCornDC) November 2, 2017

  31. rikyrah says:

    Why did John Kelly lie about @BarackObama @RepWilson Robert E Lee & Civil War …

    — Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) November 2, 2017

  32. rikyrah says:

    BOOM: U.S. prosecutors on the verge of charging at least six Russian officials in the hack of the DNC. 🔥🔥🔥

    — Eric Garland (@ericgarland) November 2, 2017

  33. rikyrah says:

    Buried deep in Robert Mueller’s indictment of Paul Manafort is a new link between Donald Trump’s former campaign and Russian organized crime.

    The indictment (PDF), unsealed on Monday, includes an extensive look into Paul Manafort’s byzantine financial dealings. In particular, it details how he used a company called Lucicle Consultants Limited to wire millions of dollars into the United States.

    The Cyprus-based Lucicle Consultants Limited, in turn, reportedly received millions of dollars from a businessman and Ukrainian parliamentarian named Ivan Fursin, who is closely linked to one of Russia’s most notorious criminals: Semion Mogilevich.

    Mogilevich is frequently described as “the most dangerous mobster in the world.” Currently believed to be safe in Moscow, he is, according to the FBI, responsible for weapons trafficking, contract killings, and international prostitution. In 2009, he made the bureau’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

  34. rikyrah says:

    The President of the United States took to mass media to call for the execution of a person who hasn’t been tried or convicted.

    — David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) November 2, 2017

    • eliihass says:

      I wish they’d just simply address him with the ‘Mr.’ preface ..

      • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

        I wish they’d just address him as Trump, no preface needed unless it’s an adjective like *Meretricious* or Trashy.
        Believe or not I’m being nice with the adjectives.

  35. rikyrah says:

    When GOP leaders express nostalgia for slavery, this is the subtext.

    — David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) November 2, 2017

  36. rikyrah says:

    Trying to figure out your health insurance options for 2018? These websites and organizations can help

    — Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) November 2, 2017

  37. rikyrah says:

    Here’s a summary infographic; share widely! #ACA #GetCovered

    — Charles GetCoveredBa (@charles_gaba) November 1, 2017

  38. rikyrah says:

    Sam Clovis, Trump’s nominee for USDA’s top scientist, confirms he has no hard science credentials

    — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 2, 2017

  39. rikyrah says:

    Trump reportedly wants to name GOP tax plan the ‘Cut Cut Cut Act’
    11/01/17 04:06 PM
    By Steve Benen

    About a month into his presidency, Donald Trump hosted a White House meeting with business leaders and boasted, “I’m good at branding.” That may be true, but it’s not clear if the president has other priorities he takes as seriously.

    For example, two senior administration officials told ABC News the president is determined to name the Republican tax plan “the Cut Cut Cut Act” – and this does not appear to be a joke.

    Less than 24 hours before the bill is slated to be revealed, there is still dispute over the name, according to a senior congressional aide and a senior White House official.

    The sources said it has been decided that the Ways and Means Committee will have the final say over the name.

  40. rikyrah says:

    Russian linked Facebook ads reached 150 million users
    MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber on Mark Zuckerberg’s accountability for Russian meddling in 2016 election

  41. rikyrah says:

    Lawrence: John Kelly has lost the benefit of the doubt
    Lawrence O’Donnell says Chief of Staff. Gen. John Kelly’s refusal to apologize for a false story he told about a Congresswoman means Kelly has lost the benefit of the doubt that it was an innocent mistake of memory.

  42. rikyrah says:

    Expert: First Manafort indictment likely not the last
    Jaimie Nawaday, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, explains to Rachel Maddow why former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is not charged with tax crimes even though they’re described in the indictment.

    Paul Manafort money-laundering charge explained!
    Jaimie Nawaday, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, explains to Rachel Maddow the specifics of how the special counsel’s money laundering charge against Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort works.

  43. rikyrah says:

    Schiff: Trump Russia collusion plain, if not criminal (yet)
    Congressman Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about the case for collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign as has been established so far by press reporter, court filings and admissions by members of the campaign.

  44. rikyrah says:

    Rep. Schiff puts end to question of Trump Russia collusion
    Rachel Maddow shares video of Congressman Adam Schiff listing the times that Russia reached out to help the Donald Trump campaign and the Trump campaign said, yes, please.

  45. rikyrah says:

    The #2 lawyer in the Marine Corps is in jail AT GUANTANAMO, because he was standing up for a fair defense for an inmate down there.


    Chaos in Guantanamo as makeshift legal process hits a conflict
    Rachel Maddow explains how the improvised legal system at Guantanamo Bay has produced a conflict over authority between a judge and the chief legal counsel over whether civilian defense attorneys can be forced to participate in proceedings.

  46. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    The Dialysis Machine
    How Medicare steers low-income and minority kidney patients toward the hell of dialysis—and keeps two big companies rolling in profits.

    by Anne Kim

    n a sunny August day, an elderly, fragile-looking black man sits slumped in a wheelchair, eyes closed, outside the doors of a DaVita Dialysis center. The business takes up the corner of a run-down strip mall in Southeast D.C., in a heavily black neighborhood across the river from the Capitol. It’s next door to a liquor store and steps away from an ACE Cash Express check-cashing outlet, a barbershop, and a takeout place. A big sign on the glass warns visitors that firearms are not allowed inside. A handicapped-accessible public bus waits in the parking lot to take other patients home.

    It’s midafternoon, but the shopping center is buzzing with knots of people hanging out by the takeout and the barbershop. Everybody seems to know someone on dialysis. One man in a barber’s smock out for a cigarette break says he had a friend who died at a dialysis center. He says ambulances are a constant presence at the DaVita clinic. It’s not unusual for people to die on dialysis: nationally, about one-fourth of patients die in the first year, and six in ten will be dead within five years.

    As many as thirty million Americans have chronic kidney disease. If you’re one of them, and you’re white, well educated, and middle class or higher, odds are you’ll get the kind of medical care that will save your kidneys. You likely have private health insurance and get regular checkups. You probably caught your condition early and are taking medication to slow down the disease’s progression.

    But if you are poor, less educated, and black, the odds are much greater that your disease will run unchecked and your kidneys will eventually fail. According to the National Institutes of Health, black people are nearly four times as likely to suffer kidney failure as whites. Then you will likely end up on dialysis, spending three days a week, four hours at a time, at a place like this one, as your blood is pumped out of your body, filtered, and pumped back in.

  47. rikyrah says:

    A Fake Jihadist Has Landed a Top Job at Homeland Security
    Frank Wuco, who has role-played as a terrorist, is in charge of implementing executive orders.
    NOV. 1, 2017 6:00 AM

    Donning a round Afghan pakol hat and a keffiyeh scarf, the bearded man speaks straight into the camera. “This is message for the American devils,” Fuad Wasul declares in thickly accented English. “The enemies of Islam always ask the mujahedeen, like me, ‘Why is that we’re make jihad?’…We’re make jihad for to prepare the final earth judgment day of Allah!”

    The gun-slinging man is not a terrorist. His Arab accent is fake. And the person pretending to be him, Frank Wuco, is now in charge of implementing the president’s executive orders at the Department of Homeland Security.

    Since January 21, Wuco has served as the White House senior adviser at DHS. His job is to make sure the White House is aware of and able to support “Secretary-level activities,” according to DHS. Since April, he has also led the department’s Executive Order Task Force, Mother Jones has learned from a DHS employee list obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.


    While at CENTCOM, Wuco worked under Michael Flynn, who later became Trump’s national security adviser but was forced to resign in February after it came to light that he’d lied about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

  48. rikyrah says:

    Quick Takes: Trump and Friends Respond to Mueller Investigation
    A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

    by Nancy LeTourneau November 1, 2017

    Gabriel Sherman has the scoop on how Trump and a couple of his close confidants are responding the the Mueller investigation. First of all, here’s Trump:

    Trump, meanwhile, has reacted to the deteriorating situation by lashing out on Twitter and venting in private to friends. He’s frustrated that the investigation seems to have no end in sight…According to two sources, Trump has complained to advisers about his legal team for letting the Mueller probe progress this far. Speaking to Steve Bannon on Tuesday, Trump blamed Jared Kushner for his role in decisions, specifically the firings of Mike Flynn and James Comey, that led to Mueller’s appointment, according to a source briefed on the call.

    Here’s Bannon:

    Bannon’s sense of urgency is being fueled by his belief that Trump’s hold on power is slipping. The collapse of Obamacare repeal, and the dimming chances that tax reform will pass soon—many Trump allies are deeply pessimistic about its prospects—have created the political climate for establishment Republicans to turn on Trump. Two weeks ago, according to a source, Bannon did a spitball analysis of the Cabinet to see which members would remain loyal to Trump in the event the 25th Amendment were invoked, thereby triggering a vote to remove the president from office. Bannon recently told people he’s not sure if Trump would survive such a vote.

  49. rikyrah says:

    Donald Trump vs. the U.S. Justice System
    by Nancy LeTourneau November 2, 2017

    This is what President Donald Trump said yesterday in response to the terrorist attack that killed eight people in New York.

    Trump lashes out at US federal justice system as “joke” and “laughing stock.”

    — Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 1, 2017

    As Marshall notes, he just called our justice system a joke and a laughing stock. I’m not one to suggest that our system is perfect, but to let that kind of thing pass as simply another Trumpism is to normalize one of the most outrageous statements uttered by this man who now occupies the White House. The idea that he is a “law and order president” is beyond the pale.

    I’ll also note that he called the alleged perpetrator of this crime an “animal.” His whole demeanor and language yesterday were in stark contrast to his response to the shooting in Las Vegas. During his remarks about that incident he called the actions of the shooter “pure evil.” But he never dehumanized that white man by calling him an animal.

  50. Liza says:

    Well, as you might imagine, this is getting attention…

    Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

    When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

    By DONNA BRAZILE November 02, 2017

    Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call.

    I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie.

    So I followed the money. My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt. As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she resolved the party’s debt and put it on a starvation diet. It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.

    Debbie was not a good manager. She hadn’t been very interested in controlling the party—she let Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn do as it desired so she didn’t have to inform the party officers how bad the situation was. How much control Brooklyn had and for how long was still something I had been trying to uncover for the last few weeks.

    By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.

    Read the article…

  51. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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