The American Politics Thread

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by Harry Ola » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:14 pm

There are "no indications" that Trump Tower was under surveillance by the US government before or after the election, a Senate committee has said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39297439

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by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 pm

What a twat.
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by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:22 pm

Spicey has a press briefing starting now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv-95Y-edbo

Edit: or soon...
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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:25 pm

For whatever reason, out of every awful thing in the budget, it's the ending of funding for PBS/NPR that makes me the angriest. An entire sector of the media and free press, easily the most impartial in the US,​ is about to be demolished. :x
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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by Monkey Man » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:08 pm

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by Memento Mori » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:18 pm

Monkey Man wrote:

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Though admittedly Trump saying something "true and accurate" is a big if.
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by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:45 pm

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:10 am

That guys is strawberry floating disastrous.
How he hasn't been fired yet is a mystery?
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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:24 am

Monkey Man wrote:


He's allowed to declassify whatever he wants, IIRC. Not much we can do about that.
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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by Rightey » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:40 am

Peter Crisp wrote:That guys is strawberry floating disastrous.
How he hasn't been fired yet is a mystery?


He's an accurate representation of the white house.
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by Harry Ola » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:45 am

So Obama got us to do his dirty work for him apparently.

Mr Spicer quoted Mr Napolitano as saying: "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command.
"He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice, he used GCHQ."

However, breaking tradition of not commenting on intelligence matters ....

A GCHQ spokesman said: "Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president-elect are nonsense.

"They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored."
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by Saint of Killers » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:48 am

:lol: Good morning, Prime Minister!

edit: I don't see it as being outside the realm of possibility, but this is just Trump clutching at straws so as to not appear to be back tracking. (A shame then that he wrote the tweet about how important his use of quotes around wiretap were :slol: Make your mind up, Donny!)
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by KK » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:16 am

Trump meets Angela Merkel today...
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Meep » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:30 am

So now Teresa May apparently has access to the information on the mythical Trump wiretap, which would be the case if it was performed by British intelligence. I expect this to be a point of contention when he has his state visit.

Okay, so Mexico, Australia, China, half the entire Middle-East, the EU in general... United Kingdom? Any other international relations he feels like throwing a spanner into?

KKLEIN wrote:Trump meets Angela Merkel today...


Of course!
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by KK » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:10 pm

The US has made a formal apology to Britain after the White House accused GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump in the White House.

The White House has promised allegations that GCHQ spied on Donald Trump will "not be repeated", according to the Prime Minister's official spokesman.

Intelligence sources have told The Telegraph that both Mr Spicer and General McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have both apologised directly to the United Kingdom over the claims.

Outstanding.

Trump getting his two stooges to grovel at the feet of May.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Preezy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:16 pm

Those bloody colonial upstarts need to learn their place.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Harry Ola » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:34 pm



North Korea going to be put on the naughty step. China not getting any tea.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Harry Ola » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:46 pm

So to mark St Patrick's Day, Easy D read one of his favourite "Irish" "proverbs".



Leading to ....





It may be by a Nigerian
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by KK » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:51 pm

Tremendous! Nigerian proverbs.

Love his stock phrases Every. strawberry floating. Time.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Peter Crisp » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:17 pm

Preezy wrote:Those bloody colonial upstarts need to learn their place.


British Empire version 2.0 is not far away.

Once Brexit finishes they'll all come grovelling back once they see just how mighty our economy is.
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Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.

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