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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 2:15 pm

Kanbei wrote:Roger Ailes has died!!!

What the hell will happen next?!?!

Maybe Murdoch will follow him soon. 86 now...

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by KK » Thu May 18, 2017 2:44 pm

Not been a good few days/weeks for Conservative America, has it.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu May 18, 2017 2:55 pm

Hear me Jesus, I will give you my soul if you allow us to see Trump literally crying on live television within the next few weeks, moaning that everything is unfair. Make it so, o mighty one.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - FBI Memo: Trump Tried to End Flynn Investigation
by JediDragon05 » Thu May 18, 2017 3:05 pm

Garth wrote:NBC:

CNBC:

NBC again:



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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 3:08 pm

KK wrote:Not been a good few days/weeks for Conservative America, has it.

They must be tired of all the winning.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Moggy » Thu May 18, 2017 3:12 pm

KK wrote:Not been a good few days/weeks for Conservative America, has it.


It's been pretty good for Roger Ailes, he has escaped the sexual harassment lawsuit...

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by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Trump weighs downsizing Spicer’s public role
Several officials say Spicer is no longer expected to do a daily, on-camera briefing after Trump's foreign trip.

President Donald Trump is considering scaling back White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s public role, according to several officials familiar with the president’s thinking, as Trump also weighs a broader shakeup of his communications shop in the wake of several scandals.

The press secretary, who has turned into a household name over the past five months and garnered sky-high television ratings for his daily press briefings, has also drawn the ire of the president. He is no longer expected to do a daily, on-camera briefing after Trump’s foreign trip, the officials said.

The briefings have become one of the most dreaded parts of the president’s day, and Trump has told allies and aides he doesn't want Spicer, who has developed a belligerent persona from behind the podium, publicly defending and explaining the message anymore, officials added.

Plagued by crises that are engulfing his administration, Trump, in recent weeks, has been increasingly pointing his finger at the communications department to explain the administration’s failings. But that frustration isn’t new — in February, during an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Trump gave himself an A+ for effort and a low grade for communicating.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/1 ... red-238548

Goodnight, sweet prince.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 3:19 pm



Pence Creates PAC ahead of 2018, 2020 Elections

Vice President Mike Pence is launching his own PAC — the "Great America Committee" — to aid his own future political interests, including helping Republican candidates ahead of the 2018 midterms.

The group, which filed paperwork with the FEC on Wednesday, will be able to use the funds to cover the costs of the vice president's travels on Air Force Two to campaign on behalf of GOP candidates across the country.

This is the first time a sitting vice president has formed such a separate political arm. Former administration officials have used either party or campaign funds to cover travel costs.

A source close to the Vice President said the organization will "provide resources for the Vice President to actually support candidates who are supportive of the president's agenda."

The source also dismissed that there is any forethought into PAC being an infrastructure for a 2020 run of Pence's own. "Don't read into 2020 as anything other than his running for re-election as vice president in 2020 and supporting other candidates," the source said.

The group's formation will also allow Pence to transfer his old political profiles on donors, digital platforms and other campaign data to the leadership PAC.

Leadership PACs can accept individual donations of up to $5,000.

Two of Pence's top aides — Nick Ayers and Marty Obst — will head the new organization.

Ayers chaired the vice president's bid in 2016 and Obst, a longtime top Pence aide, served as his director of operations during the vice presidential run last year.

The pari helped launch "America First Policies," the pro-Trump super PAC established by several former campaign advisers following the election. Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh joined the organization last month.

Several past presidential candidates, including Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, established leadership PACs ahead of announcing their White House bids in 2015.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-h ... ns-n761436

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Hexx » Thu May 18, 2017 4:08 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... ebook-post

Donald Trump Jr could have inadvertently confirmed the Trump/Comey conversation

(Or he could be trying to say "even if it did happen, what's the big deal"

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 4:32 pm

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Top Republican on Senate intelligence panel: Michael Flynn's lawyers say he will not honor subpoena -
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... r-subpoena

Got something to hide, eh?

Chaffetz to announce early departure from Congress

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to announce Thursday that he is resigning before the end of this congressional term, according to three sources familiar with his plans.

Chaffetz did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Multiple sources say he will leave Congress on June 30.

Chaffetz, 50, is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the top investigative body in the chamber. He recently subpoenaed James Comey's memos, and invited the fired FBI director to testify next week before his panel.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/1 ... ess-238550

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Met » Thu May 18, 2017 5:16 pm

So does that mean Chaffetz is supposedly resigning from the committee as well, or just distancing himself from Congress?

Can't imagine why unless he's being forced out, akin to Comey, which is the most suspicious move possible for Trump et al.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 7:29 pm



What's going on? :lol:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 7:54 pm


https://www.buzzfeed.com/nancyyoussef/t ... .rvaq71zEN

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 18, 2017 8:18 pm

Whaaaaat? Is the US now at war with Syria? Or are they using that 'temporary combat zone' deal to avoid such things?

One day, I know we'll meet again, under the Iron Sky...
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Preezy » Thu May 18, 2017 9:21 pm

Distraction distraction distraction distraction distraction distraction

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Irene Demova » Fri May 19, 2017 8:12 am



A Fox News personality there, apparently admitting to a norse belief system.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Moggy » Fri May 19, 2017 9:03 am

Irene Demova wrote:

A Fox News personality there, apparently admitting to a norse belief system.


My name is Sean Hannity, commander of the Armies of the Right, General of the Fox News, loyal servant to the true emperor, Roger Ailes. Host of a terrible show, husband to a long suffering wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Peter Crisp » Fri May 19, 2017 9:35 am

Anyone who has Hannity as their main source of news will be amazed if Trump get impeached as they'll have zero idea why other than it being some kind of liberal plot.
The guys just a complete joke.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Harry Ola » Fri May 19, 2017 10:06 am

It is so hard to see the wood from the trees at the moment. There was another blatant example of lying and misdirection by Trump yesterday and yet it barely registers anymore.



So initially it was Rosenstein.
Then Trump said it was all him.
Yesterday Trump said it was Rosenstein.
But at the exact same time, Rosenstein said it was Trump. :fp:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Preezy » Fri May 19, 2017 10:22 am

Good Politico article about how Comey and Mueller, and how Trump has got 2 of the very best guys coming after him:
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/18/james-comey-trump-special-prosecutor-robert-mueller-fbi-215154?lo=ap_c1
It is as if, after having an unrelated disagreement over movie trivia in a bar, Trump has challenged Usain Bolt to a 100-yard dash or John Cena to a cage match to the death.

:nod:

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