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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 8th, 2018, 12:09 pm

There comes a point where a post is so long that one doesn’t even consider pretending to read it.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 8th, 2018, 3:59 pm

anyhoo, there seem to be mixed feeling about AG Sessions. By all accounts, he's done a first rate job on immigration, where he's likely second to none and will be hard to replace, but he got played by the deep state on russiagate and failed to end the selective prosecution of people on obama's enemies list.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 8th, 2018, 6:53 pm

The little elf did exactly one respectable thing during his tenure, which was not obstructing justice with regards to the Mueller investigation.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 9th, 2018, 2:35 am

Having bypassed the normal succession plan in Justice, Trump appointed a career criminal to be acting attorney general, with no senate approval. As such, he is entirely illegitimate (at least if you go by the constitution, which may be irrelevant at this point), and will be a key player in Trump's obstruction of justice efforts. Interesting!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 9th, 2018, 6:40 am

As such, he is entirely illegitimate (at least if you go by the constitution, which may be irrelevant at this point)
That's a blatant lie even for you.
Article II, Section 2, Clause 3, commonly known as the Recess Appointment Clause, provides that,

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
I think we all remember the Bush II era when dingy Harry Reid blocked Bush's appointments and refused to let the Senate adjourn  (by holding pro forma sessions lasting a few seconds every three days) to prevent Bush making recess appointments to fill those vacancies.
When Mitch McConnell subsequently did the same to Obama (dingy Harry Reid having established the precedent, and what's sauce for the goose yada yada yada), Obama ignored the Constitution and made the appointments anyway, leading to a rare 9-0 rebuke from the Supreme Court that Obama could only make recess appointments during an actual recess
BREYER, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which KENNEDY, GINSBURG, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., joined. SCALIA, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and THOMAS and ALITO, JJ., joined.
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD  v. NOEL CANNING ET AL.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 10th, 2018, 1:26 am

Trump's lies about Matt Whitaker are kind of cute. "I don't know Matt Whitaker!" "I know Matt Whitaker!" Take your pick... 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 10th, 2018, 1:56 am

And his attacks on the Arizona elections are truly unconstitutional. As would be expected. King Donald, here we go...
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 11th, 2018, 2:14 am

So, Trump is in France to help commemorate the end of the war to end all wars and was due to visit a cemetery dedicated to fallen American soldiers. Except, it rained today, so he stayed in his hotel room and watched TV instead.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

November 11th, 2018, 12:01 pm

the secret service decided it wasn't safe to fly and grounded the helicopter
The cemetery is 100km from Paris
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

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Trump and veterans
Speaking as somebody who served in a NATO outfit, it's pretty easy to get offended by the cheater-in-chief.
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