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Donald J. Trump, 45th US President of the United States

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1 hour ago, inane said:

Doubling down. 

 

 

Why would anyone go? :picard:

 

G-7 is Canada, France, Germany, Italy, UK, EU, Japan and US. 

The organization was founded to facilitate shared macroeconomic initiatives by its members in response to the collapse of the exchange rate 1971, during the time of the Nixon shock, the 1970s energy crisis and the ensuing recession.[

 

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Lancaster said:

I always thought it was common sense to not cross over unofficial international borders.

 

I think this family is just trying to get some PR or something.... or they are just that stupid.  I mean, this isn't like they were walking along the beach at Point Roberts and accidentally crossed over the border or something (easy to do as there are no markings).  

This is at Blaine... one of the busiest border crossing between Canada and US.  There are tons of signs everywhere directing everyone on how to reach the border crossings.  

 

 

 

my money is on option 2 

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1 hour ago, inane said:

Doubling down. 

 

 

and why not? only the Republican senate can stop him and they've shown they won't. So why not rake in the $$? 

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So now the White House admits the quid pro quo was there. I guess they figure the "president can do anything" defence will work. Yikes. 

 

White House acknowledges Trump withheld Ukraine aid for political reasons

 

Acting chief of staff Mulvaney says, 'We do that all the time with foreign policy.'

Thomson Reuters · Posted: Oct 17, 2019 10:27 AM ET | Last Updated: 7 minutes ago
 
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Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, acknowledged in a briefing with reporters that U.S. aid was held up over Trump's concerns about a Democratic National Committee computer server alleged to be in Ukraine. (Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press)
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U.S. President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff on Thursday acknowledged that Trump held up $391 million US in military aid to Ukraine in part to make the money contingent upon the Ukrainians investigating a U.S. domestic political matter involving the Democratic Party.

Trump and administration officials had denied for weeks that it had demanded a "quid pro quo" — a Latin phrase meaning a favour for a favour — for delivering the U.S. aid, a key part of a controversy that has triggered an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives against the Republican president.

But Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, acknowledged in a briefing with reporters that the U.S. aid was held up over Trump's concerns about a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server alleged to be in Ukraine.

 

In a July 25 call, Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for "a favour" to look into the server and another matter relating to the 2016 election.

 
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Gordon Sondland is shown arriving for testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, in an appearance delayed for several days. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump also asked Zelenskiy to investigate a domestic political opponent, Joe Biden, and Biden's son Hunter Biden, who had served as a director for Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Zelenskiy agreed during the call to carry out the investigation Trump sought. The U.S. aid later was provided to Ukraine.

The DNC server issue is a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine and not Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election and that a Democratic Party computer server was being held somewhere in Ukraine.

Mulvaney said Trump did not like foreign aid, thought Ukraine was corrupt and was annoyed at how little "lethal aid" European nations provided to Ukraine as it combated Russia-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.

"Did he also mention to me in the past, the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely. No question," Mulvaney said, referring to Trump. "But that's it. That's why we held up the money."

"The look-back to what happened in 2016 certainly was part of the things that he was worried about in corruption in that nation," Mulvaney said, referring to Trump.

 

A reporter told Mulvaney that what he just described was a quid pro quo. "We do that all the time with foreign policy," Mulvaney responded.

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WTF?

All this evidence and crickets from the Republican, or most of them anyway.

But being vague about a bj in the Whitehouse was a national outrage and emergency.

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37 minutes ago, Canada Hockey Place said:

Why would anyone go? :picard:

 

G-7 is Canada, France, Germany, Italy, UK, EU, Japan and US. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haven't these people heard of Skype?

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7 minutes ago, gurn said:

WTF?

All this evidence and crickets from the Republican, or most of them anyway.

But being vague about a bj in the Whitehouse was a national outrage and emergency.

The majority have proven that they are completely spineless and only interested in enriching themselves. The sooner that the average person truly gets fed up with this and starts making a real stink about it, the sooner things will change. Fact is though, the average person is complacent to these facts, hoping that in a time of crisis that they'll be "taken care of" by their government.

 

Humanity needs have a monumental shift of ideals wherein governments are no longer a siphon for the wealthy to use the other 99% of the population to bankroll their existence.

 

In order for that to happen though, an actual revolution has to occur, and one that doesn't just involve placards and marches. People have to be willing to sacrifice everything, so I don't think it's possible, as the average mouthbreather values the complacency that comes with relative safety and ease of life, to actually fighting for their rights. North America is truly the bastion of this.

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10 minutes ago, gurn said:

WTF?

All this evidence and crickets from the Republican, or most of them anyway.

But being vague about a bj in the Whitehouse was a national outrage and emergency.

Because they believe that the president is above the law and can do anything he wants, aside from wearing a tan suit or being an adulterer (dems only). And of course the main reason is they are all making tons of money and getting their family and friends into powerful positions in the admin, as everyone focuses on Trump and his tweets.

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37 minutes ago, Ronaldoescobar said:

Because they believe that the president is above the law and can do anything he wants, aside from wearing a tan suit or being an adulterer (dems only). And of course the main reason is they are all making tons of money and getting their family and friends into powerful positions in the admin, as everyone focuses on Trump and his tweets.

Exactly. The moral superiority that comes from being a Republican in the US is the definition of hypocrisy. They all claim to be God-fearing Christians, yet would probably be the ones driving in the nails, they claim to be honest people, yet are found guilty of embezzlement, tax fraud, sexual assault, and various other vile crimes.

 

They're one of, if not the most, vile political parties on the planet.  

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2 hours ago, Ronaldoescobar said:

Can it get anymore blatant.... Now to really own the dems/libs/ supposed allies, he’ll soon invite Russia to attend 

Trump picks his own Doral resort to host G7 summit

Thu 17 Oct 2019 16:45:52 GMT

 

Mick Mulvaney makes the announcement

Trump floated this at the last G7 so it's not a surprise, but it's still a ridiculous conflict of interest at a Trump property that's struggling.
 
Mulvaney said the White House used the same set of criteria that previous administrations used, and sent an advance team to 10 locations across the country.
 
"The Doral was far and away... by far and away, the best facility to host this event," he said.
 
The president "will not be profiting here." He said Doral will do the event "at cost."
 
It will take place June 10-12.
 
Mulvaney also said that Putin may be invited.
 
 
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1 minute ago, nuckin_futz said:

Trump picks his own Doral resort to host G7 summit

Thu 17 Oct 2019 16:45:52 GMT

 

Mick Mulvaney makes the announcement

Trump floated this at the last G7 so it's not a surprise, but it's still a ridiculous conflict of interest at a Trump property that's struggling.
 
Mulvaney said the White House used the same set of criteria that previous administrations used, and sent an advance team to 10 locations across the country.
 
"The Doral was far and away... by far and away, the best facility to host this event," he said.
 
The president "will not be profiting here." He said Doral will do the event "at cost."
 
It will take place June 10-12.
 
Mulvaney also said that Putin may be invited.
 
 
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 I mean the guy plays 78023t680q23786408y098-D chess so i must have gotten lucky to predict that ;P

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5 minutes ago, nuckin_futz said:

Mulvaney also said that Putin may be invited.

He is going to be hidden in a separate room, then sprung on all the guests without notice; just like Drumpf tried to do with the kid killing Ambassador's wife.

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20 minutes ago, Ronaldoescobar said:

 I mean the guy plays 78023t680q23786408y098-D chess so i must have gotten lucky to predict that ;P

Pretty clear now there is no 3D chess. He's just finger painting and eating the paint.

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4 minutes ago, nuckin_futz said:

He's just finger painting and eating the paint.

I'd guess the paint is lead based.

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9 minutes ago, nuckin_futz said:

Pretty clear now there is no 3D chess. He's just finger painting and eating the paint.

That ain't brown paint that Donald's eating.

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Pence announces Syria ceasefire that appears to give Turkey everything it wants

(CNN)US Vice President Mike Pence announced in Turkey Thursday that he and Turkish President Erdogan agreed to a ceasefire halting Turkey's incursion into northern Syria, which was launched after President Donald Trump effectively gave Turkey the go ahead on a phone call with Erdogan earlier this month.

 

The deal appears to secure Turkey most of its military objectives, forcing America's one-time allies in the fight against ISIS -- Kurdish forces -- to cede a vast swath of territory, with one senior US official very familiar with operations in Syria telling CNN that the deal meant the US was "validating what Turkey did and allowing them to annex a portion of Syria and displace the Kurdish population."
 
The Turkish government is insisting that the agreement is not a ceasefire, but only a "pause" on operations in the region, reflecting Ankara's views of the status of the Syrian Kurds.

 

As part of the deal, Pence said Turkey "will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for the withdrawal of (Kurdish) YPG forces from the safe zone for 120 hours," referring to Ankara's official name for the unilateral military offensive.
 
"All military operations will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal," Pence said.
 
"This also includes an agreement by Turkey to engage in no military action against the community of Kobani," he continued, referring to the Kurdish-held city on the border of Syria.
 
Pence said the Turkish operation would end when the YPG forces complete their withdrawal.
 
Pence said during a press conference announcing the agreement that the US is "going to be using all the leverage that we have of having fought alongside Syrian Democratic Forces in the battle against ISIS to facilitate their safe withdrawal," adding that the negotiated "outcome will greatly serve the interests of the Kurdish population in Syria."
 
 
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Absolutely stomach turning. Allowing Turkey to annex part of Syria and displace the Kurdish population.
 
Why would anyone want to be allies with the USA anymore?

 

 

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36 minutes ago, nuckin_futz said:

Pence announces Syria ceasefire that appears to give Turkey everything it wants

(CNN)US Vice President Mike Pence announced in Turkey Thursday that he and Turkish President Erdogan agreed to a ceasefire halting Turkey's incursion into northern Syria, which was launched after President Donald Trump effectively gave Turkey the go ahead on a phone call with Erdogan earlier this month.

 

The deal appears to secure Turkey most of its military objectives, forcing America's one-time allies in the fight against ISIS -- Kurdish forces -- to cede a vast swath of territory, with one senior US official very familiar with operations in Syria telling CNN that the deal meant the US was "validating what Turkey did and allowing them to annex a portion of Syria and displace the Kurdish population."
 
The Turkish government is insisting that the agreement is not a ceasefire, but only a "pause" on operations in the region, reflecting Ankara's views of the status of the Syrian Kurds.

 

As part of the deal, Pence said Turkey "will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for the withdrawal of (Kurdish) YPG forces from the safe zone for 120 hours," referring to Ankara's official name for the unilateral military offensive.
 
"All military operations will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal," Pence said.
 
"This also includes an agreement by Turkey to engage in no military action against the community of Kobani," he continued, referring to the Kurdish-held city on the border of Syria.
 
Pence said the Turkish operation would end when the YPG forces complete their withdrawal.
 
Pence said during a press conference announcing the agreement that the US is "going to be using all the leverage that we have of having fought alongside Syrian Democratic Forces in the battle against ISIS to facilitate their safe withdrawal," adding that the negotiated "outcome will greatly serve the interests of the Kurdish population in Syria."
 
 
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Absolutely stomach turning. Allowing Turkey to annex part of Syria and displace the Kurdish population.
 
Why would anyone want to be allies with the USA anymore?

 

 


Unreal...Abandon allies to die then give away their home to save face. Nothing but an arsonist playing a firefighter with gasoline.

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20 minutes ago, CBH1926 said:

That can’t be right, no way toughest yuugest and  bestest negotiator got hustled.

Mittens is lying!!!

Sen. Mitt Romney raises a troubling theory about Trump and Turkey

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sen-mitt-romney-raises-a-troubling-theory-about-trump-and-turkey/ar-AAIWAcA?li=BBnbcA1

 

Is the GOP still refusing primary debates?

 

Cause it something they might want to reconsider, sooner than later.

 

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4 hours ago, CBH1926 said:

That can’t be right, no way toughest yuugest and  bestest negotiator got hustled.

Mittens is lying!!!

Sen. Mitt Romney raises a troubling theory about Trump and Turkey

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sen-mitt-romney-raises-a-troubling-theory-about-trump-and-turkey/ar-AAIWAcA?li=BBnbcA1

We've seen the transcript of Trump's call with Ukraine.

 

It'd be really interesting to read the transcript of Trump's call with Erdogan.

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