41 thoughts on “Trump Is So Screwed”

  1. the T-word, yes.

    treasons greetings and deck the halls of justice with ballsy judges

    tra la la la laa…la la la laaa

     

     

  2. a little tinsel for that tree

    wapo:

    [….]
    Cohen has said Sater approached him with the proposal in September 2015. He had found a new Russian partner, a Moscow-based developer called I.C. Expert Investment Co. and its chairman, a former Sater business partner named Andrei Rozov.
     
    It was not the only Moscow project fielded by Cohen while his boss ran for president. Cohen also had been forwarded in October 2015 another a 13-page proposal from Sergei Gordeev, a Moscow real estate billionaire and former legislator. The proposal was delivered by an international financier with whom Cohen had worked previously, whose spokeswoman said last year that Cohen rejected the offer because he was already working with Sater. The spokeswoman, Melanie A. Bonvicino, declined to comment Thursday about whether that businessman, Giorgi Rtskhiladze, has been interviewed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
     
    In October, Trump signed a letter of intent to proceed with the Sater project, Cohen has said. It came on the same day Trump participated in the third Republican debate.
     
    Both Cohen and Sater said the project could be used to help not only Trump’s bottom line but also his electoral efforts.
     
    “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” Sater wrote to Cohen in a 2015 email obtained by the New York Times and confirmed by The Post. “I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”
     
    In the messages, Sater claimed he had lined up financing with VTB Bank, under U.S. sanctions at the time for allegedly undermining democracy in Ukraine. In another communication, Sater told Cohen they could host a lavish ribbon-cutting ceremony in Moscow and suggested showing Russian contacts video clips of Trump praising Russia on the campaign trail.
     
    “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” Sater wrote. “Americas most difficult adversary agreeing that Donald is a good guy to negotiate.”
    At one point, Sater suggested to Cohen that they give a $50 million penthouse unit to Putin as a way to market the new Trump Tower. “If we have Putin in the penthouse every oligarch in Russia would want to live in that building,” Sater said in an interview Thursday with The Post, recalling that he told Cohen that the giveaway would pay for itself many times over. The idea of providing the penthouse to Putin was first reported Thursday by Buzzfeed News.

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  3. I am still smiling from yesterday’s criminal reports.  Also, the thought of the lard ass sitting in the metal tube for ten hours with nothing to do except work on  his blood pressure brings a thought that he needs to get used to confined spaces.  I’ve heard that the walls start to close in after a while in his future home.

  4. I can’t wait to see what happens in November 2020. I cannot believe that anything like the percentage of the uncommitted middle that fell for his BS in 2016 is stupid enough to do that again. If I’m right Christmas 2020 will be a little lighter, a little brighter and we’ll all be a lot happier than we’ve been in years.

  5. ny times:  Federal Employees Are Warned Not to Discuss Trump ‘Resistance’ at Work

     
    WASHINGTON — At workplaces across the United States, it is routine for Americans’ conversations to turn to President Trump — whether his policies are good, whether he should be impeached, what to think about the “resistance.” Some drink from MAGA mugs; others tape cartoons to their cubicle walls portraying Mr. Trump as a Russian quisling.
    But roughly two million people who work for the federal government have now been told that it may be illegal for them to participate in such discussions at work — a pronouncement that legal specialists say breaks new ground, and that some criticized as going too far.
    Generally, federal employees have been free to express opinions about policies and legislative activity at work as long as they do not advocate voting for or against particular candidates in partisan elections. But in a guidance document distributed on Wednesday, the independent agency that enforces the Hatch Act, a law that bars federal employees from taking part in partisan political campaigns at work or in an official capacity, warned that making or displaying statements at work about impeaching or resisting Mr. Trump is likely to amount to illegal political activity.
    [Read the new Hatch Act guidance.]
    The guidance was issued by the Office of Special Counsel, an independent agency that enforces the Hatch Act, including by investigating complaints of improper political activity and recommending discipline — like a reprimand or firing — for violators. The agency also enforces the Hatch Act against state and local government officials whose salaries come from federal grants.
    (The agency, led by Henry Kerner, is not related to Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia during its interference in the 2016 election.)
    The reasoning behind the guidance centers on the fact that Mr. Trump is already running for re-election in 2020. It contends that arguments about his policies or impeachment prospects are effectively statements in support or opposition to his campaign.
    “We understand that the ‘resistance’ and ‘#resist’ originally gained prominence shortly after President Trump’s election in 2016 and generally related to efforts to oppose administration policies,” the guidance said. “However, ‘resistance,’ ‘#resist’ and similar terms have become inextricably linked with the electoral success (or failure) of the president.”
    And while impeachment is primarily about removing a president from office, the agency said that because a removed president would also apparently become disqualified from holding federal office in the future, supporting or opposing Mr. Trump’s impeachment amounts to taking a stand on his potential re-election.
    “Advocating for a candidate to be impeached, and thus potentially disqualified from holding federal office, is clearly directed at the failure of that candidate’s campaign for federal office,” the guidance said. “Similarly, advocating against a candidate’s impeachment is activity directed at maintaining that candidate’s eligibility for federal office and therefore also considered political activity.”
    Several legal specialists raised concerns about the new guidance, warning that it would intimidate people into avoiding even casual discussions with colleagues that should not be deemed banned by the statute.
    “A large number of federal employees voted for Trump, but even they may disagree with him on specific policies and want to express that,” said J. Ward Morrow, assistant general counsel for the American Federation of Government Employees, a union that represents about 700,000 such workers. He added, “If they are going to go after anyone who mentions the word ‘impeachment’ in emails to co-workers, that will be overreach.”
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  6. On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me

    12 juries voting Guilty

    11 charges pending

    10 Testifiers

    9 5th Amendments Taken

    8 Guilty Pleas

    7 Passports Cancelled

    6 Ankle Monitors

    5 Trumps Arrested

    4 Warrants Issued

    3 Charges Presented

    2 Grand Juries Sitting

    1 Mueller Investigation

  7. That guidance is applicable to political activity in the workplace both against and for a political party or candidate (or sitting president).  It is facially neutral, but I can’t see any federal employee being pursued under the Hatch Act for advocacy for the clown in the oval office.  I wonder if that would apply to the non-cabinet level employees in the White House – like, say, Ivanka and Jarred.  I agree with Mr. Morrow, but I would add that the third section of the guidance, about the use of #resist, is an overreach that would violate the 1st Amendment rights of federal employees.

  8. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

    Wow! In reading this over it looks like Trump better hire a slew of lawyers he’s going to need them. Also thinking that his answers to Mueller’s written questions better have been spot on because I think Mueller already knew the answers. So screwed is right. The last two years of the Trump presidency are going to be nothing but a protracted legal battle, and he is not going to get tired of winning.

  9. pogo, also puts under the gun some academics, researchers, charities folk to whom fed grants are lifeblood.

    “The agency also enforces the Hatch Act against state and local government officials whose salaries come from federal grants.”

  10. jace,  bet all his written answers to mueller’s questions begin with “to the best of my recollection” or “I don’t recall”

  11. Back when Rick worked for HP, a lot of people had political  signs for or against certain candidates in their cubicles.  HP finally put out a notice that all political signs were to be banned from everyone’s cubicles/and or offices…   and no discussing politics in workplace emails.

    Rick said it made the workplace a much more peaceful place.

  12. Alaska 7.0.  Hope all stay safe.  I have a personal history with another Alaska temblor.

    On March 27, 1964, a megathrust earthquake struck Alaska, about 15 miles belowPrince William Sound, halfway between Anchorage and Valdez. The quake had a moment magnitude of 9.2, making it the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

    At the time I was a telephone operator in West Covina, CA.  The Lieutenant Governor, Hugh Wade, was in town and when the quake hit we had to put him on the military emergency line.  This meant I had to sit with the key open listening in should some change in connection be required for the duration except when relieved by the supervisor.  The next day he sent a five pound box of chocolates and a huge bouquet of flowers to the office.

    I really miss telephone operators …

     

  13. Associated Press
    Buckled roadways, other damage from Alaska quake

    13 mins ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on the earthquake in Alaska (all times local):
     
    9:40 a.m.
    Brandon Slaton was alone and home and soaking in the bathtub when the Alaska earthquake struck.
    Slaton just moved to Kenai, Alaska with his wife from Arizona and had never felt an earthquake before the 7.0 magnitude temblor hit on Tuesday morning.
    Slaton says the quake created a powerful bath-and-forth sloshing in the bathtub and before he knew it, he’d been thrown out of the tub by the force of the waves.
    His 120-pound (54-kilogram mastiff panicked and tried to run down the stairs, but the house was swaying back and forth so much that she was thrown off her feet and into a wall and tumbled to the base of the stairs.
    Slaton says: “It was anarchy. There’s no pictures left on the walls, there’s no power, there’s no fish tank left. Everything that’s not tied down is broke.”
    Slaton ran into his son’s room after the shaking stopped and found his fish tank shattered and the fish on the closet floor, gasping for breath.
    He grabbed the Betta fish and put it in another bowl.
    He says the area was eerily quiet. His children, 11 and 16, were evacuated from school.
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    9:35 a.m.
    Police in Alaska’s Kodiak island community have told residents to head to higher ground amid the tsunami threat from the earthquake that rocked buildings in Anchorage, caused damage to roads and sent office workers running out to the streets.
    Kodiak is an island about 200 miles (321 kilometers) south of Anchorage.
    The U.S. Geological Survey said it was a 7.0-magnitude quake and tsunami warnings were issued for southern Alaska coastal areas.
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    9:25 a.m.
    Photographs posted to social media sites showed damage that included collapsed ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school and buckled roadway pavement in places.
    Cereal boxes and packages of batteries littered the floor of a grocery store after the earthquake Tuesday morning that rocked buildings in Alaska’s largest city, and picture frames and mirrors were knocked from living room walls.
    Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined.
    Southern Alaska has a high risk of earthquakes due to tectonic plates sliding past each other under the region. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Pacific plate is sliding northwestward and plunges beneath the North American plate in southern Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands.
    On March 27, 1964, Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake, the strongest recorded in U.S. history, centered about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Anchorage. The quake, which lasted about 4½ minutes, and the tsunami it triggered claimed about 130 lives.
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    9:20 a.m.
    Anchorage lawyer Justin Capp says he was getting ready for work when he felt the shaking start.
    He grabbed on to the doorframe in the hallway and the door slammed into his hands, scraping his fingers and hand.
    Capp says he’s lived in Anchorage eight years and that Tuesday’s quake was the worst he had experienced.
    Another lawyer, Hank Graper, was driving when the quake struck. He first thought his vehicle had a flat tire, then thought it was exploding. He realized it was an earthquake after he saw traffic poles swaying.
    Graper called it the most “violent” earthquake he’s experience in his 20 years in Anchorage.
    The U.S. Geological Survey initially said it was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and later boosted the magnitude to 7.0
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    8:55 a.m.
    The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for coastal zones of southern Alaska following an earthquake that rocked buildings in downtown Anchorage.
    The center said Friday that the warning was in effect for parts of the state’s Cook Inlet and the southern Kenai peninsula.
    The warning means tsunami waves are expected.
    The U.S. Geological Survey initially said it was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and then reduced that to 6.6.
    The quake was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Alaska’s largest city.
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    8:45 a.m.
    A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.
    The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake Friday morning was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Alaska’s largest city.
    An Associated Press reporter working in downtown Anchorage saw cracks in a 2-story building after the quake. It was unclear whether there were injuries.
    People went back inside buildings after the earthquake but a smaller aftershock a short time later sent them running back into the streets again.
     

  14. bbc: Alaska gets tsunami warning after powerful earthquake hits
    A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska, causing people to run from buildings and prompting a tsunami alert for coastal areas of the state.
    The quake was centred about 7 miles (11km) north of Anchorage, the largest city in the state, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
    A series of aftershocks were recorded following the initial shock, which had a depth of 40.9km, the USGS said.
    Around 300,000 people live in Anchorage with 100,000 in the surrounding area.
    The earthquake was reported at 08.29 local time (17.29 GMT), the USGS added.
    A tsunami warning has been issued for the Cook inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula regions. Police are urging residents to head to higher ground.
    According to a National Weather Service (NWS) alert, tsunamis are expected to begin any time.
    Footage and images posted on social media showed products scattered across floors of supermarkets with shelves collapsed and lighting damaged.
    Local resident Travis Starling told the BBC there is currently no power or water and most radio stations are off air as aftershocks continue.
    Mr Starling said that at this time of year, the state sees only six hours of daylight – “We’re fortunate on timing… this happened just at sunrise.”
    “The aftershocks of the one today have been worse than any earthquake I’ve ever been in before,” he said.

  15. When trump comes in 3d in the 2019 Iowa Straw Poll, the writing will be on the walls, floor, ceiling, and roof. Then watch the rip uplikklans scatter like roaches when the light goes on. 2/3 of them will suddenly claim that they never supported him.

    That’s when he’ll try the phony war gambit, and maybe declare martial law. That’ll probably work with the rippers. Then they’ll draw back together ‘for the war effort.’ Venezuela, Iran, Canada, and Mexico are too big and dangerous. Maybe Malta, or Grenada again.

  16. patd….   “and then Trump said”…..

    I could make a joke about Palin…   but geez…  everyone stay safe in Alaska…   yes… even Palin.

  17. The Christmas Tree pictured at the top needs more decorations.

    ivanka, eric, the mercers, sec’y ross, zinke, pruitt, corsi, pence, prince, julie annie, nunes, the dutch creep, the white honor boys, the zerohedge guys, the white powermp3 boys, the gatekeeper guys, the defending southern American heritage boys, sec’y neilsen, norm coleman, the white aryan resistance boys, gates, wiesselberg, pecker, mike cohen, lyin’ ryan, the rise above movement terrorists, the stormfront boys, the vanguard news network boys, the kkk boys, the national alliance boys, rick scott, kobach, brian kemp, mark harris, etc, etc, etc.

    We’ll need a bigger tree.

    Lock ’em ALL up. Hang ’em high.

  18. Caption contest

    “Who’s next on your list?”

     

    “When can we get rid of  the useful idiot?”

     

  19. Here is a thought of what is next to mess with the schmutz inside the skull of SFB, Mueller indicting the spawn and spawn-in-laws next week.  That would be a day to enjoy.

  20. i ain’t going to get too happy about something that’s going to cause all kinds of mortal hell to be cut loose.

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