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Helsinki, 24 Hours Later - Trump Says He Misspoke.

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      Hmm - -The hypocrisy is not new, and neither is the lying. Evidently, Trump believes he can have said something more than once, in front of the entire world, and then just brush it off as "I misspoke."

      I for one do not believe him for a moment. He has made it perfectly clear that he's with Putin and Russia as opposed to the USA.

      He betrayed us all, and he needs to be held accountable. It is tiring seeing him contradict himself and get away with it. He has done it too many times, and this time he's getting called on it!

      He NOW claims that he supports our United States Intelligence Community, after thrice stating in Helsinki, on a world wide stage, that he didn't. Who could ever believe him? Well, interestingly, Republicans are already stating that they might believe him. Newt Gingrich gave praise to Trump for making such sad, and insincere, "clarifying" statements.

      24 hours later, Trump claims he misspoke in Helsinki, meant to say Russia did have reason to meddle in election

      The president also said he backed the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Moscow interfered in his 2016 race against Hillary Clinton.

      President Donald Trump attempted on Tuesday to clarify his widely criticized comments in Helsinki, saying that he had misspoken when he said a day earlier that he did not see why Russia would have meddled in the election. Trump said Tuesday he meant to say he did not see any reason why it wouldn't have been Russia that interfered.

      "I thought that I made myself very clear, but having just reviewed the transcript...I realized that there is a need for some clarification," Trump said Tuesday at the White House. "The sentence should have been...'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia'."

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      At the Monday press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said about election meddling in 2016: "(Putin) just said it's not Russia. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be."

      Trump also said on Tuesday that he had "full faith and support" for the American intelligence community and supported their assessment that Russian meddled in the election, although the president also claimed that others could also be responsible.

      Democrats swiftly seized on the president's attempt to clarify his comments.

      Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Trump of trying to "squirm away" from his comments in Helsinki.

      "President Trump tried to squirm away from what he said yesterday. It’s 24 hours too late and in the wrong place," Schumer said.

      Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he wasn't buying it.

      "I don't accept the president’s comments today," Warner said. "If he wanted to make those comments, he should have had the strength to make them in front of Vladimir Putin."

      He added, "This has a strange resemblance to the president's comments after he was so offensive after the disturbances in Charlottesville where he equated the neo-Nazis with the protesters. So, I give these comments about 24 hours before he once again slams the investigation, before he once again sides with authoritarians like Vladimir Putin."

      Trump was pilloried from all sides on Monday, even from some staunch loyalists in his own party, for appearing to side with Putin over American intelligence agencies that have concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

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      Referring to the president's news conference with Putin, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Trump had "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory."

      Former CIA director John Brennan, a frequent Trump critic and a national security analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, called Trump's performance "nothing short of treasonous." And former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump confidant, called the president's comments "the most serious mistake of his presidency."

      Gingrich praised the president for clarifying his comments.

      No matter how the GOP tries to twist this one, Trump betrayed our American people every one, and we will remember.

      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/24-hours-later-trump-claims-he-misspoke-helsinki-meant-say-n892166

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      MGM Resorts Suing Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims

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          MGM Resorts Suing Las Vegas

          Mass Shooting Victims

          ICON SPORTSWIRE VIA GETTY IMAGES

          By Ray Cunneff

          July 17, 2018

          MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability.

          The company, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue, argues that it cannot be held liable for October 1, 2017 deaths, injuries or other damages, adding that any claims against MGM and related parties “must be dismissed”.

          MGM Resorts International said in federal lawsuits filed Thursday and Friday that it cannot be held liable for casualties from the attack, which left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured, when Stephen Paddock opened fire from his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite on the crowd at a Route 91 Harvest concert across the street last year.

          According to complaints filed in Nevada and California, they argue the “plaintiffs have no liability of any kind to defendants” because Mandalay Bay adhered to a 2002 federal act extending liability protection to venues that employ anti-terrorism services.

          The act cited in the new lawsuits was passed little more than a year after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and intentionally included broad protections, defining terrorism as any unlawful act inside the United States that causes “mass destruction, injury or other loss.”


          Richard Brian Las Vegas Review-Journal

          The FBI investigates the scene on the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay

          on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas.

          The FBI has not called the Las Vegas mass shooting an act of terrorism because the gunman had no clear motive, and the FBI defines terrorism as an act associated with extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial or environmental nature.

          Las Vegas attorney Robert Eglet, who has represented several of the October 1st victims, said he viewed the decision to file the complaints in federal court as a “blatant display of judge-shopping” that “quite frankly verges on unethical.”

          Eglet added, I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like,” he said. “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level.”

          Attempting to put a positive spin on these lawsuits, an MGM Resorts spokesperson said, “Years of drawn out litigation and hearings are not in the best interest of victims, the community and those still healing.”


          https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44859238

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          Trump Betrays Followers, Americans And Just About Every Free World Citizen

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              My family has not fought in four wars, buried one from terrorism, built our lives as immigrants to citizens, taken oaths to protect and serve as police, politicians, judges, clergy and Americans to be sood down the river to assauge one man's ego.

              The death of our friends, family and neighbors in defense of our nation and each other gives us the right to challenge any and all who would deny us of our birthright. For Trump to utter the insult alone would result in his incarceration in many countries, if not worse, and there is no earthly reason that any true lover of our nation can or should defend the man who has shown every intention of turning the USA into an English speaking Russian colony.

              You @rearealdonaldtrump in fact, may not be a traitor - but you certainly seem to be playing one on TV.

              Perhaps it is just that you are as weak as you have always appeared - a poor excuse for a businessman, with a rich father who bailed you out until you lost more than he could afford. Now you are dependent on your children to cover your incompetence.

              And even they are not enough.

              You perform for Putin like a cheap pole dancer, hoping for nickles and dimes and a fast stroke to make you feel glamourous and vital. You may get a cheap trinket from your sugar daddy once in a while, but the fact remains that you are a momentary plaything, for your true slug-like appearance always turns up. It will always be thus.

              Your ego driven performances are despicable, your apathetic behavior towards those who seek the American promise of hope and life is simply cruel.

              To everyone incapable or unwilling to accept that you are growing exponentially worse as a leader nearly hourly, if you do not speak out against the enemy at home Trump Administration, you are no longer Trump supporters - you are collaborators.

              May the god of your choice have mercy on your soul.

              Geoffrey S Jade Barrett Chairman SANE60

              #TheResistance #resist #indivisible




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              U.S. Treasury Moves To Protect Identities Of 'dark Money' Political...

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                  In addition to having a president who is a puppet to Russia, to Bernie Sanders and others, who have promoted the notion that Hillary Clinton and the so-called establishment Democrats were corrupt because they did not unilaterally disarm related to campaign finance, and TRANSPARENTLY accepted donations from PACs and super PACs, THIS is what you chose instead.

                  Czar Trump has decided that political non-profits, i.e., PACs and super PACs DO NOT have to DISCLOSE their donors. So donations to political campaigns can now come from Putin or anyone who has the money to buy a candidate.

                  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-groups/u-s-treasury-moves-to-protect-identities-of-dark-money-political-donors-idUSKBN1K704F


                  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury said on Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities.

                  The policy change, heralded by conservatives as an advance for free speech, maintains donor disclosure requirements for traditional charity groups organized to receive tax-exempt donations under a section of the Internal Revenue code known as 501(c)(3), the Treasury said.

                  But the move frees labor unions, issue advocacy organizations, veterans groups and other nonprofits that do not receive tax-exempt money from meeting confidential disclosure requirements set in place decades ago.

                  “Americans shouldn’t be required to send the IRS information that it doesn’t need to effectively enforce our tax laws, and the IRS simply does not need tax returns with donor names and addresses to do its job in this area,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

                  The change protects the privacy of wealthy donors of “dark money” donations to politically active groups. Conservatives have complained that the disclosures to the IRS, though not public, were susceptible to media leaks.

                  The issue of the IRS’s handling of nonprofit political groups exploded into headlines several years ago when the federal tax agency was found to have targeted tax-exempt political groups aligned with the conservative Tea Party movement for greater scrutiny.

                  “It is important to emphasize that this change will in no way limit transparency,” Mnuchin said. “The same information about tax-exempt organizations that was previously available to the public will continue to be available, while private taxpayer information will be better protected.”

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                  All About Mueller

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                      Ray -

                      Earlier this morning, Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin for 2 hours and 10 minutes. No one else was present. There are no known recordings of the meeting.

                      It is likely no one will ever know what was said or agreed to.

                      But here is what we do know: last week the Mueller investigation yielded 12 indictments against Russian military officers accused of a “sustained effort” to hack into Democratic email accounts and computer networks.

                      We also know that the president, contra every U.S. intelligence agency, has dismissed the charges that Russia tried to support his campaign in 2016. We know that his minions like Rudy Giuliani have called the investigation “illegitimate” and “highly suspect.”

                      And we know that Fox News (aka State Media) is providing cover for Trump to end the investigation.

                      Today’s private meeting with Putin is a great reminder to all of us that we must be ready if and when Trump finally pulls the plug on Mueller.

                      If that happens, no one can predict what will come next, but we do know this: Veterans will have a trusted voice in that debate. But first, we need you to get smart on who Robert Mueller is and his story.


                      Thank you for watching and for your continued support of the progressive veterans leading the effort to hold Trump accountable.

                      All my best,

                      Jon Soltz
                      Iraq War Veteran and Chairman
                      VoteVets

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                      Remember This Date In History

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                          I will never forget this date since it is 3 days before my birthday......July 20 is also a special day since the moon landing took place many years ago.

                          When both of those POS leave Finland their planes should be shot down the moment they leave the airspace of Finland. Yes I know that would be a tragic loss of airplanes.............LOL

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                          OMG Is This For Real?

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                              I know this Sasha Cohen is doing these interviews for his show and to get a few laughs but watch this trailer and after, see if you think these people he is interviewing are funny or would you say scary? I mean really, we should train children so they can carry guns to school. How sick are these people. Seriously, listen to these people and what they actually believe. "A first grader can be a first grenader." <---- This was actually said by Joe The Mouth Walsh who is a Tea Bagger.

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                              Trump Declares European Union A 'Foe'

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                                  The day before Donald Trump meets in private with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the president continues to aggressively pursue Putin's 'divide and conquer' campaign against our NATO allies and trading partners.

                                  British Prime Minister Theresa May, having survived Trump's wrecking ball visit to the UK, in which he further damaged our NATO alliances, disrespected Queen Elizabeth, and ignored thousands of protesters wherever he went, spoke with uncharacteristic bluntness about the terrible advice that Trump gave her about how to handle Brexit.

                                  May couldn’t help but mock the ridiculousness of the suggestion. When asked “What was that brutal, tough suggestion?” May could barely contain her laughter, she said:


                                  “He told me I should sue the EU. Not go into negotiations, sue them.”


                                  Donald Trump Declares

                                  The European Union A ‘Foe’

                                  “In a trade sense, they’ve really taken advantage of us.”


                                  By Jason Cherkis

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                                  July 15, 2018

                                  After a tumultuous NATO summit last week and massive protests against him in the U.K., President Donald Trump kept up his hyperbolic criticism of longstanding U.S. allies during an interview with “CBS Evening News.”

                                  In an interview excerpt airing on the network’s “Face The Nation” program on Sunday, Trump declared that he views the European Union as an enemy to the U.S.

                                  CBS anchorman Jeff Glor had asked the president who he thought was the nation’s “biggest competitor” or “biggest foe.” Trump named the E.U. first.

                                  “I think the European Union is a foe,” Trump said. “What they do to us in trade. Now you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe.”

                                  Trump added others to his list, but in milder terms.

                                  “Russia is a foe in certain respects,” he said. “China is a foe economically certainly... but that doesn’t mean they’re bad… They’re competitors. They want to do well and we want to do well.”

                                  After Glor noted that the E.U. was at the top of his list, Trump replied: “I look at them all. Look, EU is very difficult, I want to tell you. Maybe the thing that’s most difficult ― don’t forget both my parents were born in EU sectors, OK? I mean my mother was Scotland, my father was Germany. And, you know, I love those countries. I respect the leaders of those countries. But in a trade sense, they’ve really taken advantage of us.”

                                  Trump’s mother was an immigrant from Scotland; his father was born in New York to German immigrants.

                                  Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, which guides the European Union, responded on Twitter with a quip: “America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news.”

                                  Other portions of the Trump interview are to air on various CBS news programs on Monday. Also, on Monday, Trump holds a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

                                  https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-says-eu-foe-...

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                                  A Case For Using Aggressive Speech To Communicate With The Angry TrumpGOP

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                                      This was originally posted (with a few minor edits) as part of another discussion the day before Gowdy, Jordan and the rest of the #TrumpGoons had their little kangaroo court. Given the assault on America by Russia and their American Collaborators - you know who you are, and we will find you sooner or later - maintaining our decorum is to surrender our freedoms to a Putin style America. I voiced my concern about the first Patriot Act, back in 2001, that it was the first step to a major constitutional crisis. That was seventeen years ago and we are in the fight not just for the soul of our country, but very likely for own lives. To my mind, the genteel speech of those who believe that good will come of polite and respectful dialog is a fine and righteous act, but that to make the same attempt with the Deplorable element of the Trump Camp Followers is to repeat Neville Chamberlain's error. That must not happen, not now, not ever. - GSJB


                                      I have been thinking about this for over a few weeks and I have come to the conclusion that if those on the Right do not understand our language, they will not hear us. If they refuse to recognize or respect our value set, they will have no need to curtail their unrelenting assault. The line in the sand has to stop moving sometime, and in past years the failure to hold has lead to vicious intercine wars. This cannot be allowed to happen here in the USA, much less anywhere else in the world. If it does, the brutality will gone on for decades.

                                      So I have raised my voice not with a different message, but with a different delivery - I am resorting to using the language of the oppressors, the frightened and the mean. It is their verbiage that I must choose in order to gain their attention. There is a rapidly rising sense of the right to attack from the TrumpGOP supporting White Nationalists and Christian Nativists that is causing the minorities who reside in America to now assault each other - from the horrible knife attack in Boise to the vicious beating of an extremely elderly Mexican national in Southern California. The overflow of anger and fear will doom all of us, one marginalized group at a time.

                                      To that end, I am left with the weapon of the language that the other side so clearly understands: the unveiled, unclever, ignorant insult - the calling out of the reality. The Deplorable Element must be stopped. Those who are in power are using those unwitting sheep as a reason to increase the police, the number of judges and the relaxing of prosecutions of those who act out viciously.

                                      Those who return like for like are not stooping - they are communicating that their limits of patience have been met and they will defend their ground utilizing the only words and actions those who seek to harm comprehend. I do not like the circumstances or the rules of engagement that have been forced upon us, yet I am ill prepared to allow the evil to continue unabated. To my mind, it is not the high moral ground to stand by, protesting in the manner that good folk do any more, for those actions have failed to effect the immediate change that the current environment requires. That is truly saddening, but now readily apparent as a reality.

                                      This course of action may be the only path to preventing an uncivil war.

                                      GS Jade Barrett, SANE60 #TheResistance #Resist #indivisible

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                                      This Is Putin's Russia......And It Should Terrify All

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                                          Over the past few days I have watched two startling documentaries on the current state of the Russian mindset......and it is truly dark, truly terrifying and make no mistake when I say that at least one American would dearly love to emulate that same dark vision.

                                          You all know that in the coming days Trump will meet Putin after he licks his wounds from a botched business trip to the UK that saw numbers protesting on the streets of the UK and London in particular come pretty close and may have even surpassed that which attended the 2017 inauguration.

                                          The narrative for Trump perpetrated by his acolytes is that Trump has given the US its credence back after Obama.

                                          That same narrative which was put out there to claim that the US had become weaker for not engaging in foolish military actions as seen from previous administrations that saw people actually believe that by not getting involved the US was weaker.......No....the US was smarter.

                                          But the US will never look more weak and inept than when the lesser President shakes hands with the world's first cult leader.

                                          A leader who has absolute and total power and has the vast majority of the Russian population eating out of his hand. Putin's Russia is a warning as to what the US could become if the current political makeup on the Hill and in the White House remains.

                                          You will see how the Russian youth idolise him rather than question policies that are inhuman and target those deemed as lesser. Not unlike Hitler Youth, the Russian youth have been taught to idolise the only leader they have ever known. A movement fed and funded by the Kremlin and promoted throughout nation.

                                          For a nation that gave more blood and suffered more than most under the assault from the Nazis....It is astounding that as a thinking population with information readily available have allowed themselves to not only allow themselves to be utterly duped by a man who is essentially a crime boss with an entire country at his beck and call but a population that have been seduced by the cult of image that isn't just believed but is lived and is playing out in Russia.

                                          Not only is it playing out in Russia, it has seeped into the psyche of one part of American politics.

                                          For many Americans they will view the attached videos from BBC's Reggie Yates and see the parallels clearly. Yates goes into the belly of the beast, one that sees him face down the most evil of the Russian mindset. In one instance he attends an Ultra Nationalist march. The attendees of these demonstrations are exactly what was fought against during WWII. They truly hate those who have immigrated to Russian cities from Dagestan to Uzbekistan and other former members (captives) of the old USSR.

                                          Men and women brutally beaten simply because they are not pure Russian. A place where immigrants are treated like subhumans because those carrying out those beatings believe these immigrants are just that....subhumans........sound familiar?

                                          It isn't just immigrants that are sought out and beaten. Laws in Russia and the mindset of a Russian completely besotted with Putin have courted the old Russian Orthodox Christian church by going all in for the idea of breeding big Russian families and defending that idea that any threat should be outlawed.

                                          Like homosexuality or anything regarding that fact of nature. Nothing better than controlled religious extremism and once again that same type of dehumanising language

                                          That has seen its renaissance after the fall of Communism, we all know Communism and Christianity were not compatible within the former Soviet Union, A Soviet Union who among its ranks had a young Putin who no doubt was more than happy to be a part of any crackdown on such practices when he was a KGB thug.

                                          A man who once fought against the freedom of religion now using religious freedom to create his white and pure Russia where sexuality and dissent are dealt with in terms of intimidation and violence............sound familiar?

                                          This is Putin's Russia......And It Should Terrify All.

                                          Putin's Russia may well become Trump's America.








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