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TRUMP ON EX-ACTING FBI DIRECTOR ANDREW MCCABE’S ’60 MINUTES’ INTERVIEW: ‘HIS STORY GETS EVEN MORE DERANGED.’ Full sordid story link

President Donald Trump took issue on Twitter Monday with ex-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s statements from his “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday.

“Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by [former Attorney General] Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught…”

“There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more,” Trump continued. “This was the illegal and treasonous ‘insurance policy’ in full action!”
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In the interview It was revealed that McCabe began the obstruction of justice probe involving the Trump campaign and its ties to Russia . “I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” McCabe said in the interview. “That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.”

“There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought together to remove the President of the United States under the 25th Amendment,”
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The fact that it was his own actions requesting Russian help on live TV, members of his own campaign team meeting with Agents of a hostile Foreign Power, and a complete disregard of Intelligence Agency's assessments that Russia did interfere with the elections, that precipitated the conversations in the 1st place, Trump and his Truppits will continue to put out this false narrative to further undermine the current investigations against his campaign people.
 
In his defence McCabe said:

“I think the FBI has been under a relentless attack in the last two years,” said McCabe, who is promoting his new memoir, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terrorism and Trump.”

Trump’s attack is one of the reasons he wrote his book, he said in a wide-ranging interview that covered everything from his own firing, the probe into Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election, and FBI morale.

McCabe denied news reports that anyone in the Justice Department had made a serious effort to remove the president.

“At no time did I ever perceive that there was a legitimate effort underway by [Deputy Attorney General] Rod [Rosenstein] or anybody else to remove the president under the 25th Amendment or in any other way,” McCabe said in the interview.

The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlines how a sitting president can be removed by the vice president and cabinet.

He also said in the interview that he believes his own firing just hours before his retirement “sends an unbelievably chilling message to the rest of the men and women of the FBI.

McCabe was dismissed from the FBI in March 2018, following a tumultuous relationship with Trump, after the President fired former FBI director James Comey over the investigation into the Trump election campaign’s alleged connections with Russia.

Trump, who has frequently criticized Comey, McCabe and the Russia inquiry, on Thursday attacked McCabe on Twitter as a leaker and a “disgrace to the FBI.”

In June 2017, Comey told a Senate committee he believed Trump had directed him to drop a probe into the Republican president’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, as part of the broader Russia investigation.
 
Trump also has the power and authority to launch nukes...
Yeah but launching nukes at another country isn't starting a war...
You need a letter to start a war...
According to a truppet loony on here
 
I find it ironic and, indeed, hilarious, that in a post attacking a biased media you quote from Breitbart.
I'm not quite sure what you're objecting to? Is the original organisation who did the research (it's not Breitbart)? Is it their methodology? Is it their results? Do you have other research results? Is it because Breitbart is right wing as opposed to left wing? Is there such a thing as middle wing news?

One needs to look at both narratives without getting sucked in emotionally, weigh the evidence and make a decision oneself. There are such extremely opposite narratives about Trump it made me wonder what the hell is going on.

A lot of stuff posted on this thread is undigested with no attempt at analysis. It's pushing a particular narrative and It's worst than useless. The thread will eventually have to be deleted.

I don't mean to be rude but you have the choice of taking the red pill or continue taking the blue pill and remain stuck in the bubble of this thread regarding Trump.
 

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I'm not quite sure what you're objecting to? Is the original organisation who did the research (it's not Breitbart)? Is it their methodology? Is it their results? Do you have other research results? Is it because Breitbart is right wing as opposed to left wing? Is there such a thing as middle wing news?

One needs to look at both narratives without getting sucked in emotionally, weigh the evidence and make a decision oneself. There are such extremely opposite narratives about Trump it made me wonder what the hell is going on.

A lot of stuff posted on this thread is undigested with no attempt at analysis. It's pushing a particular narrative and It's worst than useless. The thread will eventually have to be deleted.

I don't mean to be rude but you have the choice of taking the red pill or continue taking the blue pill and remain stuck in the bubble of this thread regarding Trump.
Y.U.M.
 

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I'm not quite sure what you're objecting to?
I'm not objecting, I'm laughing.

If you are posting about biased media then using one of the most biased media organisations in the USA as a source is hilarious.

Also, other media organisations did cover the story that Breitbart claimed was being ignored, as I pointed out upthread.
 
I'm not objecting, I'm laughing.

If you are posting about biased media then using one of the most biased media organisations in the USA as a source is hilarious.

Also, other media organisations did cover the story that Breitbart claimed was being ignored, as I pointed out upthread.
All the media is biased. There is a very serious psychological war going on in America that's reflected in the Trump phenomena. I don't think politics has seen anything like it and its not over yet.
 
The press on Trump or the members of this site on you, take your pick.
May I politely point out the following:

1. By the press I'm assuming you mean the main stream media. Unfortunately, their credibility is decreasing by the hour. It's worth looking at other alternative media which do not have the same view of Trump. The MSM is panicking now because alternative media is showing them up for the deep state hacks that they are.
2. My engagement with a limited number of arrserati on this thread does not constitute the whole site of, I assume, several thousand members. I doubt if they'd give a flying fk about me.

I see a similarity of the fallacy of assumption between your claims for all arrserati's and the MSM's overconfidence that they have captured the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about Trump, so help them God.
 
FACT CHECK: Trump’s skewed picture of border perils
By CALVIN WOODWARD and HOPE YEN. Full AP Link Here

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump describes drugs flowing across the hinterlands from Mexico, a federal prison population laden with criminals who are in the U.S. illegally and a Texas city transformed by a border barrier into a safe place to live. It’s a misleading and in some ways false picture, and one that underpins his extraordinary declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

Trump opened this past week with a rally in El Paso, Texas, and capped it with his emergency declaration Friday, a move taken to free up billions of dollars for a border wall that Congress refused to give him. Along the way, the president took unearned credit for developments in the auto industry, health care for veterans and trade with China.

A look at a week of political rhetoric:

THE WALL

TRUMP: “I’ve built a lot of wall. I have a lot of money, and I’ve built a lot of wall.” — Rose Garden remarks Friday.

THE FACTS: He’s built no new miles of wall, lacking the money. His new construction to date has replaced existing barriers.

This month marks the start of construction of 14 miles (22 kilometers) of fencing in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, the first lengthening of barrier in his presidency. That’s from money approved by Congress a year ago, most of which was for renovating existing barrier.

Money approved by Congress in the new deal to avert another government shutdown would cover about 55 more miles (88 km).

Trump often has often portrayed his wall, falsely, as largely complete, to a point where “Finish the wall” has become his rallying cry, replacing “Build the wall.” That masks a distinct lack of progress in physically sealing the border.

DRUG SMUGGLING

TRUMP: “And a big majority of the big drugs — the big drug loads — don’t go through ports of entry. They can’t go through ports of entry. You can’t take big loads because you have people — we have some very capable people; the Border Patrol, law enforcement — looking.” — Rose Garden remarks.

TRUMP: “We have tremendous amounts of drugs flowing into our country, much of it coming from the southern border. When you look and when you listen to politicians — in particular, certain Democrats — they say it all comes through the port of entry. It’s wrong. It’s wrong. It’s just a lie. It’s all a lie.” — Rose Garden remarks.

THE FACTS: His own administration says illicit drugs come mainly through ports of entry. He has persistently contradicted his officials — never mind Democrats — on this point. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a 2018 report that the most common trafficking technique by transnational criminal organizations is to hide drugs in passenger vehicles or tractor-trailers as they drive into the U.S. at official crossings. They also use buses, cargo trains and tunnels, the report says, citing smuggling methods that would not be choked off by a border wall.

“Only a small percentage” of heroin seized by U.S. authorities comes across on territory between ports of entry, the agency says, and the same is true of drugs generally. The great majority of heroin, methamphetamine's, cocaine and fentanyl is seized at ports of entry.

AUTO INDUSTRY

TRUMP: “A lot of car companies are coming back to the United States.” — Cabinet meeting Tuesday.

TRUMP: “We’re most proud of the fact — you look at the car companies, they’re moving back, they’re going into Michigan, they’re going into Pennsylvania, they’re going back to Ohio, so many companies are coming back.” — El Paso, Texas, rally Monday.

TRUMP: “We have massive numbers of companies coming back into our country — car companies. We have seven car companies coming back in right now and there’s going to be a lot more.” — remarks to reporters Feb. 6.

THE FACTS: There’s no such discernible influx. And at the end of this past week, industrial production numbers for January showed an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts from the previous month.

Since Trump took office in 2017, auto manufacturing employment has risen by about 51,000 jobs to just over 1 million, according to the Labor Department. That’s a 5 percent increase over two years.

There have been new factory announcements, but excluding those that were planned before Trump took office, they don’t add up to seven.

Last month, Volkswagen announced plans to expand manufacturing in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Toyota is building a new factory in Alabama with Mazda, and Volvo opened a plant in South Carolina last year, but in each case, that was in the works before Trump took office.

Fiat Chrysler also has nebulous plans to return some pickup truck production from Mexico to suburban Detroit next year, and it may reopen a small Detroit factory to build an SUV. At least one Chinese automaker wants to build in the U.S. starting next year but hasn’t announced a site.

Against those uncertain and limited gains, GM is laying people off and plans to close four U.S. factories. Both GM and Ford also are letting go of white-collar workers in restructuring efforts.

VETERANS

TRUMP: “Another one they said could never get passed, they have been trying to do it for 40 years, we passed VA Choice.

THE FACTS: Congress first approved the program in 2014 during the Obama administration after some veterans died while waiting months for appointments at the Phoenix VA medical center.

GREEN NEW DEAL

TRUMP, on the effects of the Green New Deal floated by some Democrats: “You’re not allowed to own cows anymore.” He added that the plan would “shut down American energy” and “a little thing called air travel.” — El Paso rally Monday.

THE FACTS: The Democratic plan would do none of those things. Trump chose to ignore the actual provisions of the plan, which calls for a drastic drop in greenhouse-gas emissions from fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas but would not ban methane-emitting cows or air travel.

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Yet another example of President Bigly Belly starring in his own reality TV Show, 'A legend in his own mind', which can be seen on TV as and when he feels like it.
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I find it interesting that an AP "blog" which is an opinion piece, does not provide the source of their presented "facts", Therefore is just another opinion piece, lacking in citation and quotation.

Take the ports of entry
If your ports of entry are secure and you seize a lot of drugs and illegals there, It's not rocket science to add up the drugs and illegals seized on the street have gotten in somewhere, Its not the bloody ports of entry is it.

Because we all know criminals like to use the preferred port of entry so they can get caught, Therefore it's pointless having a wall, Criminals would never, ever break the law by walking across a frontier would they.

If you look at the way our own authorities look for weakness in the border (ie drugs) you wouldn't be buying into that claptrap.
We take the quantity and quality that we seize at the ports, then size that up against the quality and quantity that is seized on the street. I read an excellent article describing the process between the Border force and local police sometime back, I will try and find it.
What is left is what was missed in the ports or came across the shore, its that simple.

So just like the UK, of course, the US ports of entry will produce higher numbers, they are swarming the ICE and DHS for crying out loud.
Maybe these "blogs" need to start pulling up the official figures, from the sources. ie FBI, local PD, ICE and DHS.

If we had crime-ridden Mexico and failed socialist central America on a porous border with the UK, I can guarantee we would be building a secure border, and demanding it.

Anyways, what's the news about the Russia investigation or is that going the way of the Trump hating Jussie Smollett investigation.
 
May I politely point out the following:

1. By the press I'm assuming you mean the main stream media. Unfortunately, their credibility is decreasing by the hour. It's worth looking at other alternative media which do not have the same view of Trump. The MSM is panicking now because alternative media is showing them up for the deep state hacks that they are.
2. My engagement with a limited number of arrserati on this thread does not constitute the whole site of, I assume, several thousand members. I doubt if they'd give a flying fk about me.

I see a similarity of the fallacy of assumption between your claims for all arrserati's and the MSM's overconfidence that they have captured the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about Trump, so help them God.
By alternative media do you mean people with no journalistic experience posting drivel on youtube like this for example, lots of you Q Anon types got a proper hard on when this popped up last week.


You don't get about much on ARRSE but I'd take a punt at my point being valid, if you keep this up you're a shoe in for 2019 SPOTY nomination.
 
I find it interesting that an AP "blog" which is an opinion piece, does not provide the source of their presented "facts", Therefore is just another opinion piece, lacking in citation and quotation.

Take the ports of entry
If your ports of entry are secure and you seize a lot of drugs and illegals there, It's not rocket science to add up the drugs and illegals seized on the street have gotten in somewhere, Its not the bloody ports of entry is it.

Because we all know criminals like to use the preferred port of entry so they can get caught, Therefore it's pointless having a wall, Criminals would never, ever break the law by walking across a frontier would they.

If you look at the way our own authorities look for weakness in the border (ie drugs) you wouldn't be buying into that claptrap.
We take the quantity and quality that we seize at the ports, then size that up against the quality and quantity that is seized on the street. I read an excellent article describing the process between the Border force and local police sometime back, I will try and find it.
What is left is what was missed in the ports or came across the shore, its that simple.

So just like the UK, of course, the US ports of entry will produce higher numbers, they are swarming the ICE and DHS for crying out loud.
Maybe these "blogs" need to start pulling up the official figures, from the sources. ie FBI, local PD, ICE and DHS.

If we had crime-ridden Mexico and failed socialist central America on a porous border with the UK, I can guarantee we would be building a secure border, and demanding it.

Anyways, what's the news about the Russia investigation or is that going the way of the Trump hating Jussie Smollett investigation.

You could try fact checking the opinion piece to see how factual it is.

As for the Russia Investigation I'd guess that Mueller has been busy reading through McCabe's contemporaneous notes of his interactions with Trump, it hasn't gone away you know.
 
I find it interesting that an AP "blog" which is an opinion piece, does not provide the source of their presented "facts", Therefore is just another opinion piece, lacking in citation and quotation.
I find it interesting that you provide a rebuttal of a so called opinion piece by posting an opinion piece of your own without any citations and quotation. (It was a well written article though).

Why is it that Truppits never seem to be capable of doing their own research?

The facts are out there for everyone to find but if one ignores 80% of the available media because the Fat Bastard in Charge has deemed it all fake then the people that believe that accusation are holding their own intelligence level on par with an orange idiot who has spouted over EIGHT THOUSAND LIES since taking office. SAD really SAD !
 
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Sadurian

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"Do your research" is an oft-used phrase to mean "furiously google" on both sides of any online debate.

It isn't actually research.
Using Google is research, but you also need to be able to recognise the dross and hunt for the useful stuff. Using Google is the equivalent of walking into a library - the information is there but you need to sort out which bits to use.
 
Using Google is research, but you also need to be able to recognise the dross and hunt for the useful stuff. Using Google is the equivalent of walking into a library - the information is there but you need to sort out which bits to use.
I should have said "it isn't usually actual empirical research" as it is often taken to be.
 

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