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TRUMP IS IN A BAD MOOD

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/post-midterms-trump-is-in-a-bad-mood

 

“THE PRESIDENT IS VERY DEPRESSED”: WITH DON JR. FACING POSSIBLE INDICTMENT, AND ENDLESS HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS FORTHCOMING, NO WONDER TRUMP IS IN A BAD MOOD

 

He finally got rid of Jeff Sessions—but Donald Trump’s life is about to get much harder.

 

Last night, about 100 friends and allies of Donald Trump gathered at the White House for a party to watch the midterm-election results. Trump was in high spirits as the first polls closed, thinking that perhaps he’d defied the laws of political gravity once again. “His mood was great,” one Republican who spoke with Trump said, “but that was before everything went bad.”

 

How bad it will get is the question the West Wing is debating today. Signaling that perhaps he wants to rein in Mueller before a report is turned over, Trump asked beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessionsto resign. According to a source close to Sessions, Trump waited until this morning to make the request. “He hated Sessions,” the source said, “it all goes back to the recusal.” Sessions’s replacement, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, is a conservative out of central casting. “Trump loves the guy. He’s like six-foot-four and played tight end for Iowa’s Rose Bowl team,” a Republican close to the White House said. Before he’d joined the administration, Whitaker, who will assume authority over the Mueller probe from Rod Rosenstein, wrote an article saying that if the special counsel investigated Trump’s finances it would represent a “red line,” and has suggested that one way to curtail the investigation without firing Mueller would be to starve it of funds.

 

Trump’s move against Sessions today arrives at a moment when Trump allies are increasingly concerned about Donald Trump Jr.’s legal exposure. In recent days, according to three sources, Don Jr. has been telling friends he is worried about being indicted as early as this week. One person close to Don Jr. speculated that Mueller could indict him for making false statements to Congress and the F.B.I. about whether he had told his father about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians to gather “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. This source had heard that the case could revolve around Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, who’s cooperating with Mueller and who was deeply involved in the campaign at the time of the meeting. Trump, this person continued, is “very upset” about the risks Don Jr. faces. “The president is very depressed,” this person said. (“Don never said any such thing, and there is absolutely no truth to these rumors,” said Don Jr.’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas.)

 

As the West Wing confronts fallout from Mueller’s next moves, Trump is also facing a vastly altered political environment in which the Democrats are poised to aggressively investigate the executive branch. “Trump is thinking about it two ways. No. 1, what could they release about me? And No. 2, how does it work politically for me?” a Republican briefed on the president’s thinking said. Inside the White House, there’s a debate about how to deal with Democrats controlling the House. Some advisers fear the White House is not set up to defend itself against the onslaught of hearings. “I would be very concerned about the House investigations,” a former West Wing official said. “I think everyone is worried,” one Republican close to the president told me.

 

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

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@BigLib wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

She was not invited by the Trump campaign.


Yeah. She was just haplessly wandering around the streets of New York City, when someone in the Trump campaign thought she looked like someone who might have dirt on Hillary Clinton, so they invited her inside Trump Tower, and lo and behold, wouldn't 'ya know! Please. And then to blame it all on Obama. That's as funny as Trump saying he doesn't know Whitaker, even though he had already said he knew him. No wonder Trump is in a bad mood! He can't keep his lies straight, and neither can his supporters!

 

 



@BigLib wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

She was not invited by the Trump campaign.


Yeah. She was just haplessly wandering around the streets of New York City, when someone in the Trump campaign thought she looked like someone who might have dirt on Hillary Clinton, so they invited her inside Trump Tower, and lo and behold, wouldn't 'ya know! Please. And then to blame it all on Obama. That's as funny as Trump saying he doesn't know Whitaker, even though he had already said he knew him. No wonder Trump is in a bad mood! He can't keep his lies straight, and neither can his supporters!

 

 


She was not haplessly wandering the streets of NYC. Where go you get these crazy ideas?

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@rk9152 wrote:



@BigLib wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

She was not invited by the Trump campaign.


Yeah. She was just haplessly wandering around the streets of New York City, when someone in the Trump campaign thought she looked like someone who might have dirt on Hillary Clinton, so they invited her inside Trump Tower, and lo and behold, wouldn't 'ya know! Please. And then to blame it all on Obama. That's as funny as Trump saying he doesn't know Whitaker, even though he had already said he knew him. No wonder Trump is in a bad mood! He can't keep his lies straight, and neither can his supporters!

 

 


She was not haplessly wandering the streets of NYC. Where go you get these crazy ideas?


That's funny, considering you claimed the Trump campaign didn't invite her to Trump Tower. If the Trump campaign didn't invite her there, as you insist, then how do you suppose she got there? Osmosis?

 

The only one - the only one - claiming she wasn't invited, is you. Even the Trumps have acknowledged asking her to come. Is that what Alex Jones is peddling this week?

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (13 pages of lies and growing)
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@BigLib wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:



@BigLib wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

She was not invited by the Trump campaign.


Yeah. She was just haplessly wandering around the streets of New York City, when someone in the Trump campaign thought she looked like someone who might have dirt on Hillary Clinton, so they invited her inside Trump Tower, and lo and behold, wouldn't 'ya know! Please. And then to blame it all on Obama. That's as funny as Trump saying he doesn't know Whitaker, even though he had already said he knew him. No wonder Trump is in a bad mood! He can't keep his lies straight, and neither can his supporters!

 

 


She was not haplessly wandering the streets of NYC. Where go you get these crazy ideas?


That's funny, considering you claimed the Trump campaign didn't invite her to Trump Tower. If the Trump campaign didn't invite her there, as you insist, then how do you suppose she got there? Osmosis?

 

The only one - the only one - claiming she wasn't invited, is you. Even the Trumps have acknowledged asking her to come. Is that what Alex Jones is peddling this week?

 

 


What's funny - she was not wandering around the streets of NYC as you claimed. She was in the country due to special action by the Obama Administration. She had contacted the campaign claiming to have "dirt". They said "Let's talk". When her true interest surfaced, they walked,

 

It is really quite straight forward and does not involve Alex Jones or osmosis.

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@rk9152 wrote:

 


What's funny - she was not wandering around the streets of NYC as you claimed.

 

Yeah, not surprised the sarcasm was lost on you.

 

She was in the country due to special action by the Obama Administration.

 

Still trying to blame it on Obama. Now THAT'S funny! Please, educate yourself on why she was here in the first place, and who her connections are. Here's a hint, the Magnitsky Act doesn't have a thing to do with adoptions. I told you, that's the cover story the Trumps first tried to sell when the meeting particulars first broke. Even the Trumps don't push that story anymore. So why do you?

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342118-homeland-security-confirms-special-entry-for-russ...

 

She had contacted the campaign claiming to have "dirt". They said "Let's talk". When her true interest surfaced, they walked,

 

You have a very poor understanding of the facts. Here, I'll get you started:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Tower_meeting

 

"Donald Trump Jr. made several misleading statements about the meeting.[3] He initially told the press that the meeting was held to discuss adoptions of Russian children by Americans. On July 8, 2017, after news reports stated that Trump Jr. knew the meeting was political, he admitted in a tweet that he had agreed to the meeting with the understanding that he would receive information damaging to Hillary Clinton, and that he was conducting opposition research.[4] When the New York Times was about to report on email exchanges between Goldstone and Trump Jr., Trump Jr. himself admitted that Goldstone had stated in an email to him that the Russian government was involved and that the purpose of the meeting was to get "dirt on Clinton" and that the meeting concerned a "Russian effort to aid the (Trump) campaign."[5][6] In early July 2017, it was reported that President Donald Trump himself drafted Trump Jr.'s initial misleading statement.[7] The report was later confirmed by the president's attorneys."


 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (13 pages of lies and growing)
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@BigLib wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

 


What's funny - she was not wandering around the streets of NYC as you claimed.

 

Yeah, not surprised the sarcasm was lost on you.

 

She was in the country due to special action by the Obama Administration.

 

Still trying to blame it on Obama. Now THAT'S funny! Please, educate yourself on why she was here in the first place, and who her connections are. Here's a hint, the Magnitsky Act doesn't have a thing to do with adoptions. I told you, that's the cover story the Trumps first tried to sell when the meeting particulars first broke. Even the Trumps don't push that story anymore. So why do you?

It is isn't a matter of "blame". It was a matter of reality. She was given special entry approval by the Obama Administration.

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342118-homeland-security-confirms-special-entry-for-russ...

 

She had contacted the campaign claiming to have "dirt". They said "Let's talk". When her true interest surfaced, they walked,

 

You have a very poor understanding of the facts. Here, I'll get you started:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Tower_meeting

 

"Donald Trump Jr. made several misleading statements about the meeting.[3] He initially told the press that the meeting was held to discuss adoptions of Russian children by Americans. On July 8, 2017, after news reports stated that Trump Jr. knew the meeting was political, he admitted in a tweet that he had agreed to the meeting with the understanding that he would receive information damaging to Hillary Clinton, and that he was conducting opposition research.[4] When the New York Times was about to report on email exchanges between Goldstone and Trump Jr., Trump Jr. himself admitted that Goldstone had stated in an email to him that the Russian government was involved and that the purpose of the meeting was to get "dirt on Clinton" and that the meeting concerned a "Russian effort to aid the (Trump) campaign."[5][6] In early July 2017, it was reported that President Donald Trump himself drafted Trump Jr.'s initial misleading statement.[7] The report was later confirmed by the president's attorneys."


 What part of "She had contacted the campaign claiming to have "dirt". They said "Let's talk". When her true interest surfaced, they walked" are you questioning?


 

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@rk9152 wrote:


 What part of "She had contacted the campaign claiming to have "dirt".


 


Yeah. I'm not interested in a prolonged conversation with an imaginary scenario. She NEVER contacted the campaign. Emin contacted Goldstone about it, and Goldstone contacted Jr about it. So, unless you can start dealing in the actual facts, we're done here.

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (13 pages of lies and growing)
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@BigLib wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:


 What part of "She had contacted the campaign claiming to have "dirt".


 


Yeah. I'm not interested in a prolonged conversation with an imaginary scenario. She NEVER contacted the campaign. Emin contacted Goldstone about it, and Goldstone contacted Jr about it. So, unless you can start dealing in the actual facts, we're done here.

 

If it will allow things to move along,I'll be happy to add the words "through emissaries". It's the way things work in the real world.

 


 

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