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Day 792


(Matt Kiser) #1

Updated 3/22/2019 1:32 PM PDT

1/ Trump warned that "people will not stand for it" if Robert Mueller's report makes him look bad. Trump – again – complained that "a deputy, that didn't get any votes, appoints a man that didn't get any votes," referring to Rod Rosenstein's appointment of Mueller. Trump also bemoaned that Mueller was "best friend" with James Comey, who succeeded Mueller as FBI director, despite there being no evidence that the two are close friends. (The Guardian / Associated Press)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/03/22/day-792/

Who The Fuck Has Left The Trump Administration
Day 792
(David Bythewood) #2

I didn’t see anything for today, so I am making this. Apologies if it’s not protocol.

However, something odd just happened; Trump announced that the Treasury Department levied extra sanctions against North Korea, announced today… and that he then immediately overturned those.

Anybody know what is happening there, because that level of chaos is bizarre even for this mismanaged menagerie of misfits.


(Matt Kiser) #3

Got some links to share for context/reference?


(David Bythewood) #4

All I have right now is the tweet he made about 37 minutes ago: Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!"

EDIT: Reuters has this, but it has very little more info. This seems to be some new breaking weirdness: Trump says he is withdrawing earlier North Korea-related sanctions | Reuters


#5

That’s all I’m seeing right now too.


#6

The WSJ had this yesterday.


#7

There it is!


(David Bythewood) #8

Huge Climate Change related tragedy:

300 to 400 dead have washed up along a road in Mozambique as a new IN-LAND OCEAN visible from SPACE has formed after the cyclone that struck there.

They’re saying it’s like nothing they’ve ever seen before.


(David Bythewood) #9

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/video/before-and-after-satellite-imagery-of-mozambique


(M A Croft) #10

Further to the report linked by @Windthin here is the Guardian account of the massive devastation following what is being reported as likely to be the most deadliest ever cyclone in the southern hemisphere:

Whilst Idai was ranked at a lower category than many other cyclones the devastation it caused was not so much from its windspeed but from the rainfall it carried over a parched land.


(Matt Kiser) #11

:rotating_light::rotating_light::rotating_light: Robert Mueller submitted his full report on Trump and Russia to the attorney general

Here’s all the coverage from major outlets that we’ve seen so far:







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#13

Barr’s letter


(David Bythewood) #14

I am hearing the claim Barr has said Trump can review the report and assert executive privilege in some parts. So far it just seems to be cable news speculation, though; when I asked the person who told me, they couldn’t give me a link. Mostly discussion. That letter leaves things more ambiguous. Interesting.


(Matt Kiser) #15

Where are you hearing that? Let’s always cite our sources


#16

This story?

The White House waved their right to claim executive privilege when they agreed to cooperate with the investigation.


(David Bythewood) #17

No, apparently current speculation on CNN, likely just reacting. Though my friend is often a bit behind me on seeing things, so it could be.

Apologies on not citing, I wasn’t sure if there was anything TO cite. When I did searches I didn’t find anything, but I am distracted today.


(David Bythewood) #18

Three SDNY chiefs say Trump can be indicted Line crossed: Three SDNY chiefs say Trump can be indicted


(M A Croft) #19

I found this series of tweets by Seth Abramson a good summary of what it all means.


(Matt Kiser) #20

The special counsel is not recommending any further indictments, according to a senior Justice Department official.

Special counsel Robert Mueller will not be recommending any further indictments in his Russia investigation, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday.