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15-06-2018, 08:06 AM
RE: The Trump Impeachment Thread
(14-06-2018 08:11 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Potential criminal convictions are involved, but it won't affect the Shitgibbon's Presidency. Any potential trial will drag out for years, and I'd imagine they'd need more than one note in order to gain a conviction on DJT anyway.

No but the revelations of what this crime family did with the funds, (or didn't do with the funds), is more evidence of what a totally sleaze-ball the Trumps are. He claimed to have given money he had not, he took in money to the foundation and said he would give it to causes that needed it, instead he gave it to himself, and causes that earned him his "fake" prestige (such as Barron's high end ($50,000 per year tuition) school in NY).

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15-06-2018, 09:49 AM
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Well, Manifort is going to jail now for witness tampering.

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20-06-2018, 10:43 AM
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Trump is threatening to shut down the government in September if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. How does this not hurt the GOP in the midterms?

In other news, Michael Cohen is signaling a willingness to cooperate with the investigation. He is planning to hire Guy Petrillo as his lawyer, and wants Trump to pay this bill!
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20-06-2018, 12:20 PM
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(14-06-2018 02:30 PM)RobbyPants Wrote:  After years of being treated like garbage by Trump, it looks like Cohen may cooperate with the investigation. In preperation, the Trump Administration is gearing up the campaign to discredit Cohen ahead of any information given coming to light. It's not surprising. It's the same playbook he's used against every one from the campaign who has been indicted.

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20-06-2018, 06:45 PM
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Not impeachable, but Comrade President's Administration wants to merge the Departments of Labor and Education according to the Wall Street Journal...

Quote:The White House plans to propose merging the Departments of labor and education as part of a broader reorganization of the federal government, said a person with knowledge of the proposal.

An announcement is planned for Thursday morning, after a monthslong review of cabinet agencies with an eye toward shrinking the federal government.

The reorganization would require approval from Congress, but it’s not clear that lawmakers have the appetite to undertake a far-reaching reorganization, especially at this point in the political calendar.

Lawmakers have shown reluctance to embrace such plans in the past, and Congress has limited time for major legislation before the November midterm elections. Previous proposals to eliminate agencies, including the departments of education and energy, have made little headway.

Streamlining the executive branch has been a longtime conservative goal. The new plan also meshes with the administration’s priority of retooling higher-education programs to train students more directly to join the workforce.

The White House has championed plans to expand access to apprenticeships, for example, and the Education Department has moved to deregulate the controversial for-profit college industry, which often focuses on school-to-workforce training programs, but has been plagued by scandals.

Spokespeople for the White House and Labor Department declined to comment. Representatives at the Education Department couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

The administration has also been weighing changes at the Department of Health and Human Services, such as consolidating safety-net programs under HHS. That could accompany a renaming of the department to something similar to its name in the 1970s, when it was called the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

HHS oversees Medicaid and other social assistance programs, while school meals and the food stamp program, formally called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, are run by the Department of Agriculture. The Treasury and Department of Housing and Urban Development oversee still other programs.

The Education Department is one of the smallest federal government agencies, with about 3,900 employees. Its workforce has shrunk by more than 10% since President Donald Trump took office, with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos enforcing a departmentwide hiring freeze.

The department’s largest division oversees $1.4 trillion in federal student loans, and the department is also responsible for distributing K-12 education dollars and enforcing civil rights laws at public schools and higher education institutions.

The Labor Department, for its part, has about 15,000 employees whose responsibilities range from enforcing federal minimum wage laws to overseeing worker training programs. Its biggest division is the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which produces the monthly jobs report and other economic data.

Republican lawmakers during the Clinton administration proposed merging the departments of Education and Labor, along with the equal employment opportunities commission, naming it the Department of Education and Employment. At the time, the Government Accountability Office predicted an agency would have a budget of $71 billion and employ 25,000 people.

Seth Harris, deputy labor secretary during President Barack Obama’s administration, called the proposal to merge the agencies a “solution in search of a problem.” Beyond eliminating one cabinet secretary’s salary, he said there’s little cost savings to be found because only one Labor division, Employment and Training, works closely with Education.

“There won’t be savings if the new department has the same mandates and programs the two need to carry out,” Mr. Harris said.


The Education and Labor departments have worked more closely together since the 2014 passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which called for coordination on on training. For example, Labor programs providing training to dislocated workers are intended to be done in conjunction with Education programs focused on adult education and vocational rehabilitation.

“Since the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the department is working closer than ever with the Department of Education to align workforce education programs, plans, and performance requirements,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told lawmakers last year.

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20-06-2018, 08:10 PM
RE: The Trump Impeachment Thread
(15-06-2018 08:06 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(14-06-2018 08:11 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Potential criminal convictions are involved, but it won't affect the Shitgibbon's Presidency. Any potential trial will drag out for years, and I'd imagine they'd need more than one note in order to gain a conviction on DJT anyway.

No but the revelations of what this crime family did with the funds, (or didn't do with the funds), is more evidence of what a totally sleaze-ball the Trumps are. He claimed to have given money he had not, he took in money to the foundation and said he would give it to causes that needed it, instead he gave it to himself, and causes that earned him his "fake" prestige (such as Barron's high end ($50,000 per year tuition) school in NY).

We knew that when he trotted out his "I donate to veterans" claim during the campaign.
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20-06-2018, 08:43 PM
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(20-06-2018 06:45 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  ...
Not impeachable, but Comrade President's Administration wants to merge the Departments of Labor and Education according to the Wall Street Journal...
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Seems like a step forward from merging the Department of Education with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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22-06-2018, 09:07 AM
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Again, not impeachment, but since this is also a bit of general thread...

Trump cancels Obama era policies to protect Great Lakes and the oceans.

Quote:Traverse City – President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth.

Trump revoked an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, it killed 11 workers and spewed millions of gallons of crude that harmed marine wildlife, fouled more than 1,300 miles of shoreline and cost the tourism and fishing industries hundreds of millions of dollars.

Obama said the spill underscored the vulnerability of marine environments. He established a council to promote conservation and sustainable use of the waters.

In his order this week, Trump did not mention the Gulf spill. He said he was “rolling back excessive bureaucracy created by the previous administration” and depicted the Obama council as bloated, with 27 departments and agencies and over 20 committees, subcommittees and working groups.

The Republican president said he was creating a smaller Ocean Policy Committee while eliminating “duplicative” regional planning bodies created under Obama.

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22-06-2018, 09:13 AM
RE: The Trump Impeachment Thread
(22-06-2018 09:07 AM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Again, not impeachment, but since this is also a bit of general thread...

Trump cancels Obama era policies to protect Great Lakes and the oceans.

Quote:Traverse City – President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth.

Trump revoked an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, it killed 11 workers and spewed millions of gallons of crude that harmed marine wildlife, fouled more than 1,300 miles of shoreline and cost the tourism and fishing industries hundreds of millions of dollars.

Obama said the spill underscored the vulnerability of marine environments. He established a council to promote conservation and sustainable use of the waters.

In his order this week, Trump did not mention the Gulf spill. He said he was “rolling back excessive bureaucracy created by the previous administration” and depicted the Obama council as bloated, with 27 departments and agencies and over 20 committees, subcommittees and working groups.

The Republican president said he was creating a smaller Ocean Policy Committee while eliminating “duplicative” regional planning bodies created under Obama.

I think I shall go to confession and "turn away from my evil ways" ... just so I can do a novena for his swift demise. Rolleyes

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22-06-2018, 01:34 PM
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"There is a truly remarkable number in the most recent CNN poll, conducted by SSRS and out this morning. In it, 42% of Americans say President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. What makes it remarkable is that he's on par with President Richard Nixon, who 43% of Americans said should be impeached and removed from office in a March 1974 Harris poll. That was after the scale of Watergate came to light, but months before the House started to move against Nixon, who would go on to resign in August 1974 rather than be impeached."

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