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Old 05-10-2017, 08:45 PM   #31
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thing is, the US isn't the only one working on this - other countries (particularly the UK) have intel on this, so surely it's not just going to go away... hopefully at least...
oh, yeah ... keep it going it internationals!

And awww, merci for your thank you .
I just made my first (paid for by relatives who live in a little village) trip to Europe last fall, and they also treated me to a trip to Paris in the middle of my stay with them.So
of course your country was on my mind. But I'm a New Yorker w many interests and do keep an eye on International news around the whole world.

Our public radio was talking about Germany's being the next big election.
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As explained on NPR this evening the Senate's uh, committee on intelligence will continue their work but they have other things to work so it's not a dedicated process.
A Special ?investigator can be appointed but that person still answered to the Justice Dpt.

What is needed is a independent prosecutor like back in the Watergate days. However that position would have to be revived by law.

How many Republicans would go along with that... ... probably not enough.
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Yeah, dazzled, this is what scares me. What are the checks and balances left if the POTUS can fire people constantly, owns Congress, and probably owns the senate.
I mean, has the great democracy genuinely become a dictatorship, albeit for 4 years..
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Chris Cristie for FBI, or is that a bridge too far?
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Trump's the president. that ship has long since sailed! You could give the job to fucking Paris Hilton and plenty of numbskulls would say "oh it's nice that there's some class in the FBI now."
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I don't see how this doesn't get uglier. If GOP do come out and put the pressure for independent investigation, what will this Administration do to protect itself? Release shit about each congressman? Will Trump fire congress next??

If other countries are gathering intel, do we bomb them???

I don't know how you tune this out. It's so exhausting to watch.
They'll do like Spicer did yesterday and all find some bushes to hide behind.

It's always shocking to me when I see how hard it is for Americans to actually cast a vote. So many ways to keep people from exercising their democratic rights. This is yet another example:

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 According to federal court records, 300,000 registered voters, 9 percent of the electorate, lacked strict forms of voter ID in Wisconsin. A new study by Priorities USA, shared exclusively with The Nation, shows that strict voter-ID laws, in Wisconsin and other states, led to a significant reduction in voter turnout in 2016, with a disproportionate impact on African-American and Democratic-leaning voters. Wisconsin’s voter-ID law reduced turnout by 200,000 votes, according to the new analysis. Donald Trump won the state by only 22,748 votes.
https://www.thenation.com/article/wi...-won-by-23000/
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Yeah, dazzled, this is what scares me. What are the checks and balances left if the POTUS can fire people constantly, owns Congress, and probably owns the senate.
I mean, has the great democracy genuinely become a dictatorship, albeit for 4 years..
I don't know about that, mate ...
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This all ends in an executive order banning pink pussy hats
So as the remaining Trump supporter who didn't turn out to be a closet white supremacist...

What is your honest opinion on señor 🍊 thus far?
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I'm starting to think Trump fired Comey more about the idea that he helped Trump win than anything Russia.

The guy can't let it go that he won on a archaic system versus vote totals

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Seeing all the news reports this morning, yeah it's about Russia
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. —
The FBI confirms agents are executing a search warrant at an office of a GOP fundraiser/consulting firm in Annapolis, the 11 News I-Team has learned.
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The FBI confirms agents are executing a search warrant at an office of a GOP fundraiser/consulting firm in Annapolis, the 11 News I-Team has learned.
Is the Louise Mensche actually true????!!!
Meanwhile Trump is contradicting Pence from yesterday. The whole thing is crumbling around Trump now.
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What's the significance of this?
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