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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 18, 2017 12:59 pm

Garth wrote:


Said the Birther. :lol:
Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 1:00 pm



Typical :fp:

Fox News has a scary amount of influence over him.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 18, 2017 1:03 pm

Republican congressman (and probable loser in next year's midterms) Darrell Issa ordered the IRS to watch conservative and liberal groups more closely, an action entirely within their remit anyway.

Not sure about F&F though, but that seems like small potatoes compared to Comrade Trumpski's Gotten To Adventureland.
Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Drumstick » Thu May 18, 2017 1:05 pm

Garth wrote:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Moggy » Thu May 18, 2017 1:06 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Garth wrote:


Said the Birther. :lol:


The other day he said no politician had ever been treated as badly as he had been. Which resulted in a hell of a lot of people pointing out the assassinated Presidents.

Now he is claiming it is the greatest witch hunt, despite (as you said) he himself being one of the main proponents of the ridiculous birther witch hunts.

:lol:
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Photek » Thu May 18, 2017 1:27 pm

Oh s*** Trump is pished as FOOK over the special counsel....excellent stuff. :D

MSNBC is also beating Fox News in ratings at the moment which is unheard of, essentially because Fox are ignoring the sh*t storm that's happening at the moment.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/17/media/fox-news-msnbc-cnn-trump-ratings/index.html?sr=twCNN051817fox-news-msnbc-cnn-trump-ratings1210AMVODtopPhoto&linkId=37708913
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Hexx » Thu May 18, 2017 1:38 pm

I liked this sum up of events from a person on rllmuk

"well beyond his capacity to understand and outside of his capability to control"
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Irene Demova » Thu May 18, 2017 1:46 pm

Roger Ailes has died
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Garth » Thu May 18, 2017 1:46 pm

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Kanbei » Thu May 18, 2017 1:48 pm

Roger Ailes has died!!!

What the hell will happen next?!?!
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Special Counsel Appointed for Independent Russia Investigation
by Jazzem » Thu May 18, 2017 1:49 pm

Moggy wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Garth wrote:


Said the Birther. :lol:


The other day he said no politician had ever been treated as badly as he had been. Which resulted in a hell of a lot of people pointing out the assassinated Presidents.

Now he is claiming it is the greatest witch hunt, despite (as you said) he himself being one of the main proponents of the ridiculous birther witch hunts.

:lol:


The schadenfreude this is allowing us is wonderful :'D
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
by Moggy » Thu May 18, 2017 1:59 pm

Can American liberals now start some conspiracy theories that Trump had Roger Ailes killed to avoid him spilling the beans on dodgy Trump dealings?
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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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PostRe: The American Politics Thread - Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead
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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