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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby VoteMout » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:04 pm

I'm just glad to see jobs not going to Mexico. We have propped Mexico up long enough.
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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:54 pm

Trump is so full of poop it's oozing out of his orfices.

His 'transistion' team has been strong arming Congressional Republicans for money to build his wall. After consistently lying to millions of his rally groupies that 'Mexico will build the wall'. Now he blames MSM for speaking truth to power about his back door activities for John Q. Taxpayer to pay for it. The manchild is mad because MSM won't cover for him. He lies saying Mexico will 'reimburse' the federal treasury. But not one person on his team or the Orange Julius himself, can explain how that will happen. They can't explain how it will be done, because they have no plan or clue as to how to turn Trump's lies into truth.

We all know better. Mexico will not pay one dime for it. Mexico's President told Trump this when he visited him during the election.

The Orange Julius is such a petty manchild bully. He's so scared that any admission of Russian's hacking our political organizations will delegitimize his Presidency. His mind can't comprehend foreign influence on our national political front is a national security threat to all of us. To him it's just a political 'witch hunt'. He so deserves a rude awakening.


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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Demon Hunter » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:34 am

Whether Mexico pays for it or not it will build itself. Meaning the tax burdens were keeping out will pay for the wall.
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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:49 am

Demon Hunter wrote:Whether Mexico pays for it or not it will build itself. Meaning the tax burdens were keeping out will pay for the wall.


That's a sorry excuse to fund building a wall that doesn't keep illegals from entering the country. Especially when our roads, bridges and airports need rebuilding.

I don't want to see one dime given to Vladamir, Jr.'s mafia cronies to build a wall. If He wants to build a wall, his supporters can donate to his illegal private foundation to build it. It's not like the Trump Foundation hasn't used donors money for his illegal pet project transactions before (purchasing a 20' portrait of him & paying his lawyers to defend law suits).

BTW, isn't it dictators that have 20' portraits made anyway? I've been to the Presidential wing of the National Art Institute in Washington, D.C. Guess what? I never seen any 20` portrait of any U.S. President there.


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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:49 am

I'm perfectly fine with my tax dollars paying for the wall.
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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:20 pm

Donald Trump Tweets:

'Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING! 7:31 AM - 11 Jan 2017'

Trump's close associate Carter Page, sure has made a lot of trips to Moscow for somehing.

How do you reconcile Trump's denial of NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING with the following?:

"Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.


The New York Times reported 'Donald Trump’s original campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has lived in Trump Tower since 2006, had to leave the campaign in August after revelations that his name turned up secret ledger showing $12 million in payments from the Russian-friendly sources.'

And Russian Chess champion, Garry Kasparov's (a Putin foe) tweet?:

"Garry Kasparov ✔@Kasparov63
Trump’s attempts to discredit the US intel community are preparation for the revelations of compromising material. https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/status/818961827069472769 … 6:38 PM - 10 Jan 2017


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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:48 pm

Since President Elect Trump has refused to divest himself of business interest that pose very big conflicts of interests, or at minimum put his financial business interest in a blind trust to be managed by others than him or his family, poor Ben Carson was caught off guard. He couldn't answer Sen. Warren's request for assurance that none of the $40 Billion HUD budget would violate laws prohibiting President’s from directly profiting from government Agency funding:

She told Carson “The problem is that you can’t assure us that HUD money, not of $10 varieties, but of multimillion-dollar varieties, won’t end up in the president-elect’s pockets. And the reason you can’t do that is that the president-elect is hiding his business interests from you, from me and the rest of America. The president-elect knows, and his family knows, what will benefit him, but the American people don’t.”


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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cornbread » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:43 pm

Sen. Warren's lied about being Native American. I'm surprised that you aren't more shocked at that Cate, or are you ok with White Privilege being able to cross over to being a minority when it suits them.
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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:32 pm

Cornbread wrote:Sen. Warren's lied about being Native American. I'm surprised that you aren't more shocked at that Cate, or are you ok with White Privilege being able to cross over to being a minority when it suits them.


I'm not at all shocked that Sen. Warren checked a box on a college admission paper marked 'native American'. I wouldn't be shocked if you did the same. Most people born in this country consider themselves 'native American', not As in true Indian native Americans.

I'm wondering if you might be shocked if when you see George Caleb Bingham's 1855 painting Trump is insisting be imported from The St. Louis Art Museum “The Verdict of the People”, to hang behind him at the inaugural luncheon?

Historians say the painting depicts public reaction to a likely proslavery candidate’s election victory.

If you haven't seen it you might want to look it up and note the only African American in the pre-emanicipatiion painting is a male in the dirt with his head down.

What message do you think your President Elect is sending Cornbread? And to whom is the message intended?

The message can't be his election win was the 'verdict of the people', since he lost by almost three million people votes. There's only one message the African American sitting in the dirt among celebrating Whites sends.


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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:21 pm

Hey Cornbread, let's discuss Sen. Elizabeth Warren checking the 'Native American' box on her college admission document decades ago. It's so relative to todays state of affair. Especially with an incoming U.S. President with the lowest approval ratings of any President for four decades.

On second thought, maybe we can stick with unfolding events of the President Elect.

Tell me again how this incoming President isn't a threat to Americans and our nation's security, as he keeps mounting attacks on our Intelligence community? A community charged with collecting and maintaining proof of foreign activities conspiring to do us harm. If he doesn't respect our U.S. Intelligence findings now and lies about it, why would he respect it in the future? Why wouldnt he continue to lie about and misconstrue their findings? If he invites Russia to hack our private citizens emails now, why wouldn't he in the future?

'It took Trump until last week to acknowledge that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta — a long-held conclusion of the intelligence community. Trump had previously suggested that it might have been the Democrats themselves, China, “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds” or “some guy in his home in New Jersey.”

'Trump still hasn't acknowledged the intelligence community's conclusion that the effort was intended to benefit his candidacy.'

'In July, he said he hoped Russian hackers had Clinton's emails and urged them to find them if they didn't.
In one tweet this month, he claimed that an intelligence briefing he was to receive on Russia's hacking had been delayed, even as the intel community said it had not, and . . .in the same tweet, he questioned whether the intelligence community needed to buy time to “build a case.” He also has called efforts to look into Russian hacking a “political witch hunt.”

'He has regularly put the word “intelligence” in quotation marks in his tweets.'

'He has suggested at multiple points that the intelligence community may have directly leaked the dossier, even as it is not an intelligence document and was seen by many journalists and lawmakers in Washington before BuzzFeed published it.'

'He said last week that it was leaked by “maybe the intelligence agencies, which would be a tremendous blot on their record if they in fact did that.” Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. pushed back, clarifying that “this document is not a U.S. Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the [intelligence community].”

'Trump and his team have mischaracterized the intelligence committee's report when it comes to whether Russia actually had an effect on the 2016 election. Although the intelligence community has said clearly that it can't and won't make that determination, Trump's team has said it determined there was no impact.'

'Trump has doubted the intelligence community by saying, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”

'He has favorably cited the comments of Julian Assange and Vladimir Putin — who are decidedly not allies of U.S. intelligence — while being much more skeptical about U.S. intelligence.'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... f4f96943f8

What's wrong when a man who will head every U.S. government agency, begins his service determined to discredit the most important agencies that he must rely on to make critical decisions on domestic and foreign policy?

What's wrong is this man obviously has no intention of relying on any input or critical information these agencies provide.

Which begs the question, on whom and what information will he rely on to make these decisions? His own inexperienced knowledge of government inner workings, both ours and foreign? His 12 year old son's? Putin's?

Other than a few of his cabinet picks, the greater majority have absolutely no experience in running even a government city hall meeting. He can't rely on those that have no experience in government to teach him anything about it's business.

It's common practice in the business world for bosses to expect their subordinates to train them while on the job, for what they need to know to run the business. That's not how it works in government. Knowledge is power. Power is taken, never given.

Buckle up it's about to get real.


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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Gopher » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:39 pm

Especially with an incoming U.S. President with the lowest approval ratings of any President for four decades.


LOL You Democrats will believe anything. Your trusting the same freaking fake polls that said Hillary was going to win the election.
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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby VoteMout » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:33 am

I don't trust polls any longer.
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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:47 am

Gopher wrote:
Especially with an incoming U.S. President with the lowest approval ratings of any President for four decades.


LOL You Democrats will believe anything. Your trusting the same freaking fake polls that said Hillary was going to win the election.


Here's something you can get your head around that helps explain your President's low approval rating:

'Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Friday that Trump’s words in his inaugural speech “ring hollow” following the mortgage premium action.'

"In one of his first acts as president, President Trump made it harder for Americans to afford a mortgage," he said. "What a terrible thing to do to homeowners. ... Actions speak louder than words."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli ... /96853446/

To simplify what this means is the Obama approved HUD's mortgage premium insurance cut of .25% for federally insured mortgages, has been suspended.

If you've every bought a FHA loan for a home, you know that a part of your morgage payment includes a mortgage insurance premium based on the amount of the loan. That premium is collected by the government and insures the lender they will get 80% of their money back if you default on the loan. In other words, the lender is on the hook for 20%, the government 80%.

At the moment the government's mortgage insurance has 16% more funds than the minimum set. Cutting the mortgage insurance premium by .25% saves the homeowner about $29.00 a month on their $200 monthly mortage payment.

Obviously, those planning another FHA bailout want as nusch money in the government mortgage insurance fund as they can get. They would prefer INCREASING the money in the fund, than giving the homeowner a break in their mortgage payment. Bankers want the government to have a shit load of money to cover the bad loans they write. And your President is going to see to it that they have it.


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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:07 pm

Today more than 600,000 women marched in D.C. In solidarity against your President Trump. The largest protest of any U.S. President. Women all over the world marched in protest.

We are united. We are strong and powerful when we need to be. We will protect each other. We will not submit. We will win the Republican's right wing war on us. We have not yet began to fight.

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Re: The POTUS Conflicts of Interest

Postby Cate McCalley » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:37 pm

The POTUS is off to a good start. Getting sued for violating our Constitution's foreign emoluments clause;

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) announced Sunday night it is bringing a suit “to stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.”

“We did not want to get to this point. It was our hope that President Trump would take the necessary steps to avoid violating the Constitution before he took office,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said.

“He did not. His constitutional violations are immediate and serious, so we were forced to take legal action.”

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