Trump Just Told on Himself Again

  
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Trump Just Told on Himself Again

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Trump Just Told on Himself Again


If you’ve been following the decay of the president’s brain recently as he repeatedly stands and barks at reporters in front of a noisy helicopter, I think you’ll find Donald Trump’s jumbled comments today to be a doozy of a rant.

Trump, who looked like he hadn’t slept at all, was forced to address the latest scandal in which he is accused of extorting Ukrainian officials into investigating one of his political rivals in the 2020 campaign, Vice President Joe Biden.





Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer,   already has admitted he tried to influence Ukrainian officials   to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, on behalf of Trump. Several news organizations   also have reported on these efforts , which include a July phone call that Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During that call, Trump allegedly   pressured Zelensky about eight times   to work with Giuliani to dig up dirt on the Bidens.

On Sunday, Trump mostly admitted that he had spoken about Biden with Zelensky.

“The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place, was largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine, and Ukraine’s got a lot of problems,” Trump said, in what isn’t even my favorite Trump quote of the day.

He also praised acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, the guy who in violation of federal law   refuses to turn over to Congress   a credible whistleblower complaint determined by the Intelligence Community Inspector General to be a matter of “urgent concern.”

“He is a great gentleman, Joe...He’s only going to do what’s right,”   the president said about Maguire .

On the president’s Twitter account, Trump, or someone in his circle who has access to it, was busy all morning ranting about Brett Kavanaugh, retweeting Fox News reports smearing the Bidens, and calling the press, yet again, the “ enemy of the people .”

Using Fox News, the president also elevated his defense of the Ukraine scandal to the next Trumpian level—which follows the   “So what?” stage —by declaring that he’s being spied on and attacked by the intelligence community. (Never mind that Trump had his own administration officials making the rounds on Sunday news shows to highlight the fact that   everyone knows people are listening in on the conversations , as if that were a defense of the president.) Being “spied on” was the same allegation Trump used countless times to defend himself during the Russia investigation.

But my favorite Trump comment so far today is when he revealed something about himself—albeit unintentionally—regarding that other corruption scandal that occurred the last time he and his family tried to enlist help from a foreign power to influence U.S. elections in his favor.

Remember that   June 2016 meeting   that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort had with Russian operatives at Trump Tower? The one in which Don Jr. sought “ damaging information ” about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton? After that scandal blew up, both Don Jr. and Trump adamantly denied   speaking to each other about the meeting , a laughable defense.

Today, Trump unwittingly spilled the beans on that. While attempting to smear Biden, Trump said, “And now [Biden] made a lie when he said he never spoke to his son. I mean give me a break, he’s already said he spoke to his son and now he said yesterday very firmly. Who wouldn’t speak to your son? Of course you spoke to your son.”

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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

Lol.

Headline 1: "Trump says he will consider releasing transcript of Ukraine call"

Headline 2: "Pompeo: 'It wouldn't be appropriate' to release transcript of Trump conversation with Ukrainian president"

(via The Hill)

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago
Headline 1: "Trump says he will consider releasing transcript of Ukraine call"
Headline 2: "Pompeo: 'It wouldn't be appropriate' to release transcript of Trump conversation with Ukrainian president"

What's the problem?   If you're not aware, Secretary of State Pompeo works for President Trump.

Actually, I can understand both positions.  Even if it's beyond the comprehension of some.

Trump believes that releasing the transcript will indicate there was nothing devious about the call.   

However, Pompeo would caution restraint as it would give the Trump haters a nose under the tent if they demand more transcripts of other calls.  Maybe some just can't comprehend the concept that world leaders would like the conversations they have with other world leaders held in confidence and not subject to scrutiny by friends and foes alike.

Oh, by the way JR...  who or what the hell is "splinternews"?  Another TPM associate?  Or simply another rabid radical leftist pandering site.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

John, you think those two things are contradictory?

 
 
 
1stwarrior
1.3  1stwarrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

LOL -

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Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    4 weeks ago

Just release the damned thing.  Trump will skirt it as usual.  When is this ahole going to be indicted, convicted, and thrown out?  It has gone past ridiculous and transcended to the powers that be to get this ahole out of the oval office.  I am putting the EC on notice...you elect this bum again and it will be open season on you!  Your futures can let you go down as heros or as total assholes, your choice...choose wisely (which is funny considering your history).

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    4 weeks ago
When is this ahole going to be indicted, convicted, and thrown out? 

As soon as Hillary wins the 2016 election.....   

 
 
 
bugsy
2.1.1  bugsy  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1    4 weeks ago

What we are seeing now is simply just another far left loon meltdown over what will probably blow up in their faces...again..

It has now come out that the "whistleblower" did not even have first hand account of the phone conversation. My opinion is that when high level people began to question how this person was able to listen in on Trump's conversation, if the person was cleared to, then it is legal, and the legal repercussions for doing so, if they were not, the story began to change.

It also brings back whispers of spies in the Trump administration, that are sided with democrats, that are hell bent on bringing the President down.

Now, the good news is this "whistleblower" has forced the media to actually start reporting on the accusations of Biden and his son's illegalities.

 
 
 
bbl-1
3  bbl-1    4 weeks ago

Tired of Trump and his deflections.  Hell, did he use a condom with Stormy or not?  We don't even know that.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1  XDm9mm  replied to  bbl-1 @3    4 weeks ago
We don't even know that.

If you're that interested, send a letter to the White house and ask.   

 
 
 
bbl-1
3.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1    4 weeks ago

Except I know the answer.  Stephanie Clifford ( Stormy ) and Karen McDougal in interviews, of which the tapes are available, both said he did not.

 
 
 
squiggy
3.2  squiggy  replied to  bbl-1 @3    4 weeks ago

Stormy stories are scheduled for every other Thursday.

 
 
 
MrFrost
3.2.1  MrFrost  replied to  squiggy @3.2    4 weeks ago
Stormy stories are scheduled for every other Thursday.

Why wait? I mean trump said all of that was fake news away... remember? 

 
 
 
squiggy
3.2.2  squiggy  replied to  MrFrost @3.2.1    4 weeks ago

You’ll have to check with programming. They run the rotation.

 
 
 
lady in black
4  lady in black    4 weeks ago

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JohnRussell
4.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  lady in black @4    4 weeks ago

The strategy now for them handling the fact that he asked Ukraine to meddle in our election is to say "I did it. So what?"

 
 
 
MrFrost
4.1.1  MrFrost  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    4 weeks ago
"I did it. So what?"

And trump has said in the past that he would accept help from other countries, (even adversarial nations), to win an election. In fact, he said that just as the Mueller investigation was wrapping up. The truly shocking part of that? The right still insists that trump and his campaign didn't accept help from Russia to win the 2016 election.....even though trump has openly said he would accept that help and the Muller report said that he accepted that help. 

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1.2  WallyW  replied to  MrFrost @4.1.1    4 weeks ago

No help was offered or accepted.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    4 weeks ago
The strategy now for them handling the fact that he asked Ukraine to meddle in our election is to say "I did it. So what?"

Can you say;

Supposition, conjecture, rumor, hyperbole, innuendo, and a plethora of other adjectives to describe your post?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  WallyW @4.1.2    4 weeks ago
No help was offered or accepted.

Prove no help was offered.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.5  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.4    4 weeks ago
Prove no help was offered.

You can't prove a negative.

Alternatively, prove help WAS offered.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.6  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1.5    4 weeks ago
You can't prove a negative.

So you made a claim, as a fact, with no way to prove it?  Shame on you Wally.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.7  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.6    4 weeks ago
Shame on you Wally.

Maybe you should pat attention to who you respond to.  Is that indicative of your normal attention to details?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1.7    4 weeks ago
Maybe you should pat attention to who you respond to.  Is that indicative of your normal attention to details?

Are you saying that Wally did not make the statement? 

Or are you saying that you did not just admonish Wally about making an unprovable assertion?

I responded to your comment because I was supporting your supposition that Wally had made a claim that he could not possibly know was true.

 
 
 
MrFrost
5  MrFrost    4 weeks ago

Fox news ran an article....yesterday or the day before saying that Hunter Biden got money from a Ukrainian Oligarch, not the Ukrainian government. So that blows a huge hole in trump's claim that Hunter took money from the Ukrainian government. There was no corruption. It was nothing more than yet another conspiracy theory pulled out of trumps fat ass. 

Now that we have settled that one. 

When will the right be willing to admit that trump threatening to withhold aid for the Ukraine unless they dig up dirt on a political rival is immoral and unethical...at a MINIMUM? 

Running for president or re-election is a personal choice. The Office of the President of the United States is not a personal campaign office. Trump called a foreign leader and threatened them, so he could get dirt on a political opponent. That's NOT what the presidency is for. 

 
 
 
WallyW
5.1  WallyW  replied to  MrFrost @5    4 weeks ago

No threat was made..  Prove otherwise

 
 
 
Ozzwald
5.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  WallyW @5.1    4 weeks ago
No threat was made..  Prove otherwise

Aid had been delayed, then amazingly given out the day it became public, with an additional $150 million included (as hush money?).

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.2  XDm9mm  replied to  MrFrost @5    4 weeks ago
Trump called a foreign leader and threatened them, so he could get dirt on a political opponent. That's NOT what the presidency is for.

You do have PROOF of that supposition don't you?   Or is it yet more wishful thinking on your part, like Hillary winning?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
6  Just Jim NC TttH    4 weeks ago

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