May 9th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #110

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684 Responses to May 9th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #110

  1. NYVoter999 says:

    best tweet i ever saw on twitter.

    Liked by 1 person

    • BakoCarl says:

      It’s true. The DPRK is absolutely free to publish all of the complementary news, either real or imagined about the DPRK and its wonderful leader.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. wyntre says:

    Rudy! Hire Rudy!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bull Durham says:

    Rod Rosenstein Deputy attorney general of DOJ lowered the boom in a memo.
    Sessions stamped it “OK” and Trump enforced it.

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  4. andi lee says:

    YES! YES! YES!

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  5. i want the whole FBI files on Hillary and Huma opened up in public. Comey keeps saying he cant talk about it since it is sensitive. There is nothing sensitive. just covering up lies.

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  6. wyntre says:

    Complete dox on Comey firing including letter from Deputy AG.

    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3711113/Comey-White-House-DOJ-DAG.pdf

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  7. andi lee says:

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  8. Martin says:

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  9. andi lee says:

    Thank you, Mr. President!
    Thank you, AG Sessions!
    Thank you, DAG Rosenstein!

    ❤❤❤!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Lou Dobbs on now for 3 hours! If anyone is interested! He is on fire!

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  11. Schumer bring attention to Trumps thoughtful and measured style!
    Trump fires FBI Director Chomey, 110 days in.
    Democrat Senator Schumer uses false reasoning in the form of a question “why now?”
    Schumer ask “why now! Instead of day one?” As if that is a problem.
    Answer: Because Trump is thoughtful, and measured in his actions!
    Too easy!

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    • soozword says:

      Plus he needed a functioning DOJ and the Senate postponed that as long as they possibly could.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Schumer ask “why now! Instead of day one?”
      …….
      Because President Trump was not about to give you and the Fake Media anything to scream about. — Out smarted you didn’t he?
      …….

      The long answer is in the last sentences of Rod Rosenstein’s Memorandum

      ” […] I agree with the nearly unanimous opinions of former Department officials [Including Eric Holder!!!] The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong. As a result the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. Having refused to admt his errors, the Director cannot be expected to implement the necessary corrective actions.

      President Trump and AG sessions allowed Comey the time to realize his mistake and apologize to Congress and the people of the USA. He did not and instead doubled down during the latest hearings.

      What did Comey do wrong?

      ” […] The Director was wrong to usrp the Attorney General’s Authority on July 5, 2016 and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution […]

      Compounding the error, the Director ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation. […] “

      So President Trump and AG Sessions gave Comey not only enough rope to hang himself but enough to tangle himself throughly and thereby took the wind out of the DemonRat and Fake Media’s sails. The statement by Eric Holder is the complete SHUT-UP to the media.

      ” […] Holder concluded that the Director “broke with fundamental principles” and “negatively affected public trust in both the Justic Department and the FBI.” […]”

      BEAUTIFUL!

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  12. steven says:

    I’m hoping this means head are about to roll. Its time to go on the offensive and start putting people in prison. Its been hard to be patient but I realize he has to have the right people in place to do things the best way possible.

    Good Job Prez. Trump

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  13. Just Scott says:

    Just now checking in after work. Anything interesting happening?

    Liked by 1 person

  14. steven says:

    nope nothing at all………just a major win

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Pam says:

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  16. cycle1 says:

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  17. cycle1 says:

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  19. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/grand-jury-fbi-russia/index.html?sr=twCNN050917grand-jury-fbi-russia0909PMStory

    Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

    The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI’s broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.
    The subpoenas issued in recent weeks by the US Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia, were received by associates who worked with Flynn on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, according to the people familiar with the investigation.
    Robert Kelner, an attorney for Flynn, declined to comment. The US Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, the Justice Department and the FBI also declined to comment.

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    • ALEX says:

      Amazing…All the shenanigans just with Clinton, including the Foundation and no charges, just zilch….Podesta just disclosed he never reigistered as a foreign agent when doing work for Ukraine and nothing…But everything on Flynn or anyone around him is going to be prosecuted to the hilt…

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    • cjzak says:

      The liberal/globalist/antiTrump machine behind the curtains will never let this Russian thing go until they manage to manufacture something, make it look real and then try and hang it on Pres. Trump. They are hell bent on impeachment. I can’t wait to see what the team of Trump does to go after these relentless traitors. It will be worth more popcorn I’m sure.

      This Russian issue really needs to be over and resolved once and for all so the queen of impeachment, Maxine Waters, shuts up, although nothing will probably ever shut her up. I thought there couldn’t be any worse Dems than Pelosi and Reid, but Schumer and Waters are pretty much raising the bar. I cannot stand any of them but she is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Gaaahh.

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    • John says:

      So an associate of an associate of an associate……Only three more degrees of separation before all humans are suspects.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. ALEX says:

    Just this part of today’s release is enough to show Comey broke all protocols..,

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  21. Pam says:

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  22. https://www.wsj.com/articles/deadline-looms-for-gops-effort-to-undo-obama-rules-1494369642?mod=e2tw

    With the 60-day deadline looming this month, at least one GOP lawmaker is examining a loophole in the legislation that could allow Republicans to continue rescinding Obama-era regulations beyond what many believed was a firm deadline.

    Todd Gaziano, who helped draft the law while working as a congressional staff member, said the 60-day clock takes effect once a regulation is published in the Federal Register or formally reported to Congress.

    Mr. Gaziano, now a senior fellow in constitutional law at the Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative-leaning organization, said thousands of regulations may never have fulfilled either condition and therefore could be subject to overturning. Philip A. Wallach, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Brookings Institution, a think tank, estimated the number of regulations that could be annulled at a more modest 348.

    Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, is reviewing whether the loophole gives Republicans further options to rescind Obama-era rules, his office confirmed.

    Mr. Toomey is also looking at whether the law would allow lawmakers to roll back a bulletin on auto loans from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a multi-agency guidance on lending standards written by the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, his office said.

    The senator has written the U.S. Government Accountability Office to determine whether those actions are subject to the Congressional Review Act.

    Sen. Cory Gardner (R. Colo.) said $85 billion worth of regulations advanced by Mr. Obama’s Democratic administration have already been reduced this year, referring to some estimates about how much money the regulations would have cost businesses and consumers.

    “That’s a pretty good start” to GOP deregulation efforts, Mr. Gardner said.

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    • G. Combs says:

      I think NONE of those unpublished regulations are viable because they violate the Administrative Procedure Act if they are not in the Federal Register. Actually I think an EO from President Trump could terminate the lot of them!
      ……
      Long Argument:
      Several years ago I looked into the legality of regulations — LAWS made, not by Congress but by unelected bureaucrats. On the face of it regulations are Unconstitutional. However FDR with his scared to death Supreme Court got around that issue and it has gotten worse ever since.
      SEE: /americasuncommonsense[dot]com/blog/2011/02/01/regulation-and-the-constitution-1/

      HOWEVER when regulations were challenged in various cases starting with Panama Oil case, the Supreme Court and Congress came up with a solution by saying that a proposed rule must be published in the Federal Register AND the American people allowed to comment on that proposed rule.

      Book outlining the history online via google (Federal Register search) Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell

      Summary of the Administrative Procedure Act from the EPA

      5 USC §551 et seq. (1946)

      The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) governs the process by which federal agencies develop and issue regulations. It includes requirements for publishing notices of proposed and final rulemaking in the Federal Register, and provides opportunities for the public to comment on notices of proposed rulemaking. The APA requires most rules to have a 30-day delayed effective date.

      In addition to setting forth rulemaking procedures, the APA addresses other agency actions such as issuance of policy statements, licenses, and permits. It also provides standards for judicial review if a person has been adversely affected or aggrieved by an agency action.
      (wwwDOT)epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-administrative-procedure-act

      Actual law: 5 U.S. Code § 553 – Rule making

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