Tuesday Open Thread | A President Subservient to a Hostile Foreign Power

I was watching AM Joy this weekend, and one of her guests had absolutely the right idea:


We simply can’t.

STOP giving Dolt45 the benefit of the doubt.
He hasn’t earned it. Ever.
The revelation that Dolt45 was given SMOKING GUN PROOF of Putin ordering the attack on the November 2016 Election – TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE INAUGURATION

Puts, plain and simple, the lying and outright TREASON against the United States that he has done everytime he’s opened his mouth to cast doubts on the Intelligence Community’s evaluation of the attack on this country by Russia during the 2016 Election season.


Now that we know that he wasn’t just given some ‘ this is our best guess’ report by the CIA, but SMOKING GUN EVIDENCE..

It also explains why so much of the IC has had their hair on fire since November 2016.

As folks have pointed out…there is the great likelihood that those informants who helped us get this information were betrayed by this White House, telling them information that they shouldn’t have, just like they did on the Israeli’s when the Russian Ambassador was invited into the Oval Office.

Why is this harmful to us, and why folks like myself have ALWAYS understood that the very safety of the United States is at risk, as long as we have TRAITORS IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

Because, we don’t stay safe because we’re the United States. We stay safe because of those alliances, and those alliances include IC alliances.

This is a good point brought up this weekend:

So, yes, what happens when our allies believe that they can’t trust America? The world becomes a more dangerous place for Americans.

He considered the demand of Putin to turn over AMERICAN CITIZENS to Putin!


Here is an interview from someone who it at the very top of Putin’s list. The man who brought the sanctions.

AM Joy 7/21/18
Putin singles out Bill Browder at Trump’s Helsinki press conference
Vladimir Putin called out American-born business man and staunch Putin critic Bill Browder at the press conference held with Donald Trump in Helsinki, demanding that Russians operatives be allowed to interrogate Browder, plus several Americans. Bill Browder joins Joy Reid to discuss

Tell it Congresswoman Waters


The GOP is complicit. The GOP has been enabling a TRAITOR.

From TPM:

As I mentioned yesterday, the biggest impact of the Helsinki Summit is a lot of the serious people, the big wigs, starting to think, “yeah, Putin must have something over Trump. Something just does not add up about any of this.” Even President Trump’s intel chief Dan Coats seemed to be feeling the ground moving under his feet yesterday.

There’s another dimension of this though. When the full story comes out, to the extent it ever does, how are people going to explain how all these bizarre and really inexplicable things were happening and they just said, “Well, he’s got an odd style.” Or “He just doesn’t like people questioning his epic election win.”

That doesn’t remotely make sense now and it will seem willfully oblivious later. Obviously for most of us who are mere observers it doesn’t matter that much. But many others aren’t just observers. They had power to act.

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86 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | A President Subservient to a Hostile Foreign Power

  1. #Maddow So the WH is wiping out the reporter’s question if Putin wanted Trump to win the election? Disappearing evidence! #RichardNixonMove

  2. Ametia says:

    Ivanka Trump Is Shutting Down Her Fashion Brand – The New York .

    The Ivanka Trump shop in Trump Tower in Manhattan. … In later years, though, she aspired to turn her label into a full-fledged … The group came up with a slogan, “Women Who Work,” and moved the headquarters out of Trump Tower. … with manufacturers who paid for the use of the Ivanka Trump name.


  3. Ametia says:

    The worst U.S. human rights abuse in decades isn’t over

    Hundreds of migrant parents remain separated from their children.
    By Jennifer Rubin

    Read more » https://s2.washingtonpost.com/8759d9/5b577e3afe1ff616fd8b285b/YXdhcmVvZjQxMUBnbWFpbC5jb20%3D/9/48/3a569220054ddfca9b49a25bb24a75b5

  4. rikyrah says:

    Trump has spent 123 days golfing, or 1/5 of his term, at a cost to taxpayers of $72,181,957 – and still hasn’t visited troops in a war zone. #NoTrumpParade pic.twitter.com/XCpjAGHQey— VoteVets (@votevets) July 23, 2018

  5. rikyrah says:

    23 Years 8 months and 28 days my amazing husband served this country in the Marine Corp. Today he received a postcard letting him know that @realDonaldTrump will be taking away his dental coverage as of December. He doesn’t give a shit about Veterans.— Anastasia Beaverhausen 🍸 (@Beaverhausenish) July 23, 2018

  6. rikyrah says:

    How about NOPE?

    you voted for Trump so you shouldn’t get a $12BILLION tax payer funded bailout.

    Not one penny.

    You VOTED for the Orange Hate Goblin ergo you deal with his unhinged “art of the [no] deal”


    — SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) July 24, 2018

  7. rikyrah says:

    My explanation for why things are accelerating has more to do with Putin. He’s worried that his asset is about to be devalued & wants tangible returns now. Summits are one. https://t.co/eQ4gEspTEJ https://t.co/qpg5oyIAHm— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) July 23, 2018

  8. rikyrah says:

    Sessions laughs along as students chant ‘lock her up’
    BY BRETT SAMUELS – 07/24/18 10:30 AM EDT

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday chuckled along as a group of high school students he spoke to chanted “lock her up.”

    The chant, a reference among President Trump’s supporters to Hillary Clinton, began after Sessions lamented the spread of “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” on college campuses around the country during remarks at Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of high school students were in attendance.

    Sessions reacted with approval after the crowd jeered examples of schools that have offered therapy dogs and coloring books to help students cope with stress.

    “I like this bunch,” Sessions said. “You’re not going to be backing down. Go get ‘em.”

  9. Ametia says:
  10. Ametia says:

    The hemming ans hawing over 45 and his dubious, criminal, racist, third grade level understanding and communication skills is beyond the pale.

    That ALL Americans are subjected to the blatant racism and stupidity of a fake, so-called leader of the free world…I.CAN.NOT.

  11. The top law enforcement official chanting “lock her up”? OMFG!


  12. Ametia says:

    No we can NEVER normalize the TREASON in HELSINKI.

    And if the media does not stop it with 45’s ‘BASE”

    It’s cover for “WHITENESS”

    a president presides over the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT for all ITS CITIZENS

    NOT just white people.

    KNOCK IT OFF with the “his base” shit.

  13. rikyrah says:

    THREAD: Trump’s torturous sadism is still in full effect, the families going through horrendous suffering and psy ops. https://t.co/wrxgOWrnSO

    — meta (@metaquest) July 24, 2018

  14. rikyrah says:

    Big week of news in store with Manafort and Butina court dates

    Rachel Maddow alerts viewers that jury selection in the Paul Manafort trial starts Tuesday, and Wednesday will see another hearing in the Mariia Butina case.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Kavanaugh voicing of uncommon view on Nixon tapes sparks furor

    Joyce Vance, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about a view expressed by Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that the decision to force Richard Nixon to produce his Oval Office tapes was incorrect – an uncommon perspective and one sure to be probed in the confirmation process.

  16. Ametia says:
    • rikyrah says:


    • Ametia says:

      This Tweet should be TWEETED

      in (or for) PERPETUITY
      phrase of perpetuity
      “all the Bonapartes were banished from France in perpetuity”
      synonyms: forever, forevermore, permanently, for always, for good, perpetually, for ever and ever, for all time, until the end of time, until hell freezes over, eternally, for eternity, everlastingly; informalfor keeps; archaicfor aye
      “the archive will be preserved in perpetuity as a unified collection”

  17. rikyrah says:

    FISA applications’ release tests bounds of protecting FBI sources

    David Kris, former head of the National Security Division at the Department of Justice, talks with Rachel Maddow about the unprecedented nature of the declassification of the Carter Page FISA warrant applications and how the FBI is limited in how it can refute invented claims by Donald Trump.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Warrants show Trump camp adviser was believed to be Russian agent

    Rachel Maddow reports on the FISA warrant application for Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Bad news for Manafort seen in naming of new witnesses

    Rachel Maddow reports on the latest developments in the prosecution of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, including the revelation witnesses being granted immunity to testify.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Trump thinks abortion is ‘a 50-50 question,’ polling shows otherwise
    07/24/18 08:00 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Earlier this month, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a pro-choice Republican, told the New York Times that Americans are roughly divided equally on the issue of reproductive rights. The Maine senator said it’s “something like a 51-49” issue.

    Two weeks later, during Donald Trump’s trip to the U.K., someone asked the president whether he can understand why American women are concerned about the future of the Roe v. Wade precedent, given Republican efforts to push the Supreme Court further to the right. “I do understand,” Trump said, “but I also understand that you know, that’s a 50/50 question in this country.”

    Collins and Trump were both very wrong about public attitudes on the subject.

    As President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick readies for his eventual confirmation hearing, support for the court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade has hit an all-time high.

    A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal finds that 71 percent of American voters believe that the decision, which established a woman’s legal right to an abortion, should not be overturned. Just 23 percent say the ruling should be reversed.

    That’s the highest level of support for the decision – and the lowest share of voters who want Roe v. Wade overturned – in the poll’s history dating back to 2005.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Giuliani to Mueller: question Trump about collusion, not obstruction
    07/24/18 08:40 AM—UPDATED 07/24/18 08:42 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Donald Trump and his legal defense team still haven’t agreed to answer Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions, despite months of back-and-forth negotiations. A Washington Post report noted two weeks ago that the talks “have been at an impasse” since March, in part because the president’s lawyers are worried about what Trump might say about obstruction of justice.

    With this in mind, the Wall Street Journal reported overnight that the president’s attorneys have “submitted a counteroffer” to the special counsel’s team: Trump might be willing to sit down for an interview, but only if investigators agreed in advance not to ask questions about some of the things the president may have done wrong.

    President Donald Trump’s legal team has submitted a counteroffer to special counsel Robert Mueller on a possible interview with the president that could allow for questions about collusion with Russia but curtail inquiries related to obstruction of justice. […]

    The president’s legal team is open to him answering questions about possible collusion with Moscow, [Rudy Giuliani] said, but is less willing to have Mr. Trump discuss questions about obstruction of justice. “We think the obstruction of it is handled by Article 2 of the Constitution,” Mr. Giuliani said, referring to the provision that gives the president executive authority to appoint and dismiss members of his administration.

  22. rikyrah says:

    17h17 hours ago
    Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, shared images of black people who had allegedly left the Democratic Party.
    They were actually models in royalty-free stock photos.

  23. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : July 24, 2018

    adjective LANG-gwid


    1 : drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion : weak

    2 : sluggish in character or disposition : listless

    3 : lacking force or quickness of movement : slow


  24. rikyrah says:

    This resignation letter from a Department of Homeland Security employee to @SecNielsen is absolutely incredible: pic.twitter.com/CTb8bJKnnm

    — Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) July 23, 2018

  25. rikyrah says:

    Dog resolves case on Judge Judy😄😄


    • Ametia says:

      HA! You really can’t teach an old dog new tricks!

      • majiir says:

        My baby Penelope would run to me the same way Baby Boy ran to his real owner if someone took her and the issue had to be resolved in court. My baby gets fresh cut chicken every night @ 7PM. If I’m too slow/late cutting her chicken, she gets right in my face and stares at me to remind me to do it. She’s a mess, but she’s my buddy, especially my riding-in-the-car buddy. She loves to ride in the car because every time we do, she gets a shredded cheddar cheese snack.

      • Liza says:

        I’m wondering if my border collie Shannon would run to me or my husband. I know I’m the favorite, but she likes him too and I think she respects him more.

        But in this case it appears that the little dog really prefers her dad. It’s cute too, I love to see big guys with little fluff ball dogs.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Pres. Trump’s threat to revoke security clearances of his critics is a “distraction and diversion”@DonLemon: “Just making the threat to take action changes the subject from serious issues facing the country, like the fallout from Helsinki or the upcoming trial of Paul Manafort” pic.twitter.com/0f3F8sGGmc

    — CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) July 24, 2018

  27. rikyrah says:

    Tickets are in the price range of $12 to $420. https://t.co/01kyu7SH8y Let’s imagine that a classy guy like Kavanaugh’s going to be getting good tickets, at $1600 per game for a party of four. For $60-200k, that would work out to 37 to 125 outings. But wait –

    — Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) July 24, 2018

  28. rikyrah says:

    I wish it were that simple. Russian government has indicted many innocent people for political purposes, including many foreigners. then they abuse Interpol to detain them in third countries. Ask @Billbrowder or Ukrainian government officials. https://t.co/3bIcuJkckv

    — Michael McFaul (@McFaul) July 23, 2018

  29. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh 😒 😒

    Greg Sarafan, Esq (@GSarafan) Tweeted:
    Late on Friday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin quietly announced that the Trump administration was considering the possibility of removing sanctions from an aluminum company, Rusal, which is owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. https://t.co/v3tQsXEPSi https://twitter.com/GSarafan/status/1021099636336013314?s=17

  30. rikyrah says:

    Monuments For All (@MonumentsForUSA) Tweeted:
    “The new documents show that as @SecretaryZinke conducted his four-month review, @Interior officials rejected material that would justify keeping protections in place & sought out evidence that could buttress the case for unraveling them.” https://t.co/yJrbDkITMH #MonumentsForAll https://twitter.com/MonumentsForUSA/status/1021434670876102657?s=17

  31. rikyrah says:

    STILL that White Privilege.
    STILL giving him some benefit of the doubt 😠


    • Ametia says:

      More of that whiteness on blatant display. How the fuck do you think it would go down, if a black man where to stroll up in a company and apply for $60 million in loans?

  32. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

    • Ametia says:

      Good Morning, Rikyrah & 3 Chics Family.

      America is in DEEP DOO DOO

      The orange POS 45 is in deep doo doo, but perhaps it’s still not clear to the GOP & his supporters

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