US Politics April 2019 Thread: 'I find that pretty hard to believe'

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Trump accidentally revealing that he's the illegitimate son of an actual, historical Nazi afaict

he'll just say that he meant to say grandfather, which is true, if he even bothers to say anything about it at all

gbx, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:51 (seven months ago) link

He never misspeaks though.

LEOPLOD BLOOMPS (Leee), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:53 (seven months ago) link

Something fishy about this trump guy

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:57 (seven months ago) link

Trumpito muttering "oranges" every time he's trying to say "origins" just makes me a little more hopeful his Vito Corleone end is nigh.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:05 (seven months ago) link

lol

Dan S, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:06 (seven months ago) link

Trump is like if Fredo made his way to the top.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:27 (seven months ago) link

evol, I assume you're suggesting that if Trump were to pull the old 'orange rind in the mouth' routine to scare one his grandchildren, he would immediately drop dead from the shock of suddenly coming into physical contact with fruit for the first time in his life.

Secret Service agents arrested a woman at President Trump’s Florida resort this past weekend after she was found carrying two Chinese passports and a thumb drive with malicious software on it, according to court documents.

Prosecutors allege the woman, Yujing Zhang, first approached a Mar-a-Lago security checkpoint on Saturday shortly after noon and told security officials she was there to go to the swimming pool.

“Zhang was asked if the true member . . . was her father, but she did not give a definitive answer,” according to the criminal complaint filed by Secret Service special agent Samuel Ivanovich. “Zhang additionally did not give a definitive answer when asked if she was there to meet with anyone. Due to a potential language barrier issue, Mar-a-Lago believed her to be the relative of member Zhang and allowed her access onto the property.”

Once inside the grounds, Zhang was approached by a receptionist and asked why she was there.

“After being asked several times, Zhang finally responded that she was there for a United Nations Chinese American Association event later in the evening,” the complaint said. “The Receptionist knew this event did not exist” but when the agent, Ivanovich, followed up with further questions, Zhang allegedly said she had arrived early for the event so she could “familiarize herself with the property and take pictures.”

At that point, Zhang presented documentation that she said was her invitation to the event, but it was in Chinese and the agent could not read it.

Agents then took Zhang to a different location to interview her, at which point she became “verbally aggressive,” according to the charging document.

“During the second interview of Zhang, she claimed her Chinese friend ‘Charles’ told her to travel from Shanghai, China to Palm Beach, Florida, to attend this event and attempt to speak with a member of the President’s family about Chinese and American foreign economic relations. Agents were unable to obtain any information more specifically identifying Zhang’s purported contact, ‘Charles’,” the complaint said.

Zhang also told the agents that she had never claimed she was going to the pool.

After Zhang was stopped and questioned, a search of her belongings turned up four cell phones, a laptop, a hard drive, and a thumb drive which contained “malicious malware,” according to the criminal complaint. Authorities said that despite her initial claim to be headed for the pool, she was not carrying a swimsuit.

She is charged with making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer and entering a restricted area.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:24 (seven months ago) link

Forget it, Jake

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:41 (seven months ago) link

I know, I know, *NO COLLUSION* but somehow a Secret Service agent assigned to Mar-a-Lago has the last name Ivanovich.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:59 (seven months ago) link

They actually released a photo of Ivanovich:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/2/20/Boris_Badenov.png/revision/latest?cb=20180811204159

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 23:50 (seven months ago) link

Trump is like if Fredo made his way to the top.

Trump to Roy Cohn: "I'm SMAHT, Roy!!"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 23:51 (seven months ago) link

Here's video of Trump talking about wind mills at the NRCC dinner tonight: "They say the noise causes cancer.” pic.twitter.com/tpsmZI8k7n

— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) April 3, 2019

"Someone's going to leak this whole damn speech to the media," Trump tells NRCC in a speech that is being broadcast live by C-SPAN.

— John Fritze (@jfritze) April 3, 2019

the mental decay really seems to be setting in

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 02:59 (seven months ago) link

An April Fool everyday...

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:02 (seven months ago) link

he's definitely not worthy of any comparison to don quixote

Dan S, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:05 (seven months ago) link

Take out the "xote" tho and it's about right

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:11 (seven months ago) link

p sure he was just going for a joke there, w/r/t noise and cancer thing

gbx, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:22 (seven months ago) link

he doesn't know how jokes work

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:34 (seven months ago) link

the whole oranges/origins thing was really demented

Dan S, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:58 (seven months ago) link

I find it pretty troubling on top of everything else

Wow -- Trump repeatedly mangles the word "origins," on three separate occasions saying "oranges" instead. 😳 pic.twitter.com/EZggYhIAO7

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 2, 2019

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 04:00 (seven months ago) link

why is chicago too cool to vote in november like the rest of us

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 04:36 (seven months ago) link

i gotta say, when the chinese send their agents to mar-a-lago, they're not sending their best

mr greta t. gremlin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 08:36 (seven months ago) link

xpost Yesterday was a run-off election. Now, why the actual election was in February ... I don't know.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 11:37 (seven months ago) link

We (Madison, I) had some really good local election results, but this is a bummer, no official word yet on whether or not a recount is happening:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-wisconsin-supreme-court-election-20190402-story.html

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:05 (seven months ago) link

To repeat my usual refrain: She's less conservative than many of her colleagues but more partisan than nearly all of them. https://t.co/Ny6RNoxIfr

— 'Weird Alex' Pareene (@pareene) April 2, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:33 (seven months ago) link

Today, the House formally/finally requested tax returns, the unredacted Mueller report, and 10-years worth fo records from Trump’s New York-based accounting firm. Not bad for a (looks at calendar) Wednesday.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:21 (seven months ago) link

Which means we should be seeing them in (checks calendar again) a million years.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:23 (seven months ago) link

this is it, this is the month trump will be deposed and normal life will resume again

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:23 (seven months ago) link

What if I told you the former is far more likely than the latter?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:26 (seven months ago) link

uhhh when has life been normal -- January 1993?

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 22:30 (seven months ago) link

Interestingly there's been little to no bump in Trump's polls since the Barr summary was released.

Probably cos the cake is baked for most voters in that regard

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:44 (seven months ago) link

It may not get worse for him when the report starts appearing but it seems unlikely to get better

it would appear the boat has sprung a leak https://t.co/b5GfG2ZwDd

— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) April 3, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:56 (seven months ago) link

"You continue to mistake me for someone who gives much of a shit about politics!”

— Nate Silver to the Cabalist, March 21, 2013 https://t.co/eonRMVmbUc

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) April 3, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:16 (seven months ago) link

O sicc burn

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:20 (seven months ago) link

I remember going to the Verizon Center for a Rangers-Caps playoff game a few years ago and very demonstrably cheering for the Rangers and nobody even give me side-eye about it, was kind of pathetic.

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 3, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:46 (seven months ago) link

good evening

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:49 (seven months ago) link

So there's a conspiracy theory that there's no conspiracy to supress the Mueller report. So why not let the people it was written to see have a look at the thing.
It's about halved in length from what was first related about actual length hasn't it. Nagler was told less than 1000 pages on his first enquiry. Now heating 400.

Stevolende, Thursday, 4 April 2019 07:08 (seven months ago) link

Now hearing.
Surprised one would round 400 up to 1000 if one was trying to diminish the report's importance.

Stevolende, Thursday, 4 April 2019 07:26 (seven months ago) link

🚨: I’ve obtained new footage of Mitch McConnell standing up for America. pic.twitter.com/PZTGBGOrjt

— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 3, 2019

I am message board pro and respond when talked to (stevie), Thursday, 4 April 2019 09:53 (seven months ago) link

lmao, amazing

a photographer, satanist and ukip voter (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 April 2019 10:01 (seven months ago) link

Break America's Gait, Again

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 April 2019 11:51 (seven months ago) link

I can understand having some redactions to the Mueller report. Signals intelligence provided some evidence, which provides adversaries clues to NSA capabilities.

But I see no reason for Justice to do the redactions. Have the NSA do a standard FOIA blackmark job.

Kardashev scale sex tape (Sanpaku), Thursday, 4 April 2019 14:34 (seven months ago) link

good morning!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 April 2019 14:38 (seven months ago) link

The house judiciary committee should get an unredscted one at least. They have security clearances.

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 4 April 2019 14:40 (seven months ago) link

is it just me or did the Republicans go from unanimous support for releasing the whole report to being dead set against it in the span of like, a week

frogbs, Thursday, 4 April 2019 14:40 (seven months ago) link

I read a theory that mueller makes a case for obstruction addressed to Congress in the report. Barr misrepresented it by saying mueller left the determination to *him*. Obviously, in a literal sense it was up to the AG whether to prosecute, but mueller would not have recommended indicting a sittig president anyway. He laid out both sides of the case for congress to make a determination about impeachment.

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 4 April 2019 14:43 (seven months ago) link

if i was burned at the stake i would ask for a mirror

may thread title imho

Simon H., Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:01 (six months ago) link

rofl "if he felt the investigation was unfair it's okay to obstruct!"

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:01 (six months ago) link

What the hell, Lindsey?? pic.twitter.com/4DhtqEXs4Y

— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) May 1, 2019

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:04 (six months ago) link

Done!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:04 (six months ago) link

grassley's old fucking corpse up there talking about a dossier .

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:06 (six months ago) link


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