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Day 952


(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ The EPA plans to rollback regulation of methane emissions – a major contributor to climate change – by eliminating the federal requirements that oil and gas companies install technology to monitor and limit leaks from wells, tanks, and pipeline networks. Trump administration officials suggested that the oil and gas industry can't profit from leaks, they already has an economic incentive to limit their methane emissions. Several of the world's largest fossil fuel companies, however, opposed the rollback and urged the Trump administration to leave the current standards in place. (New York Times / Washington Post / Wall Street Journal / The Guardian / NBC News)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/08/29/day-952/

(David Bythewood) #2

Severely ill immigrants, including children with cancer, cystic fibrosis, & other grave conditions, are facing deportation under a Trump regime policy immigration advocates are calling cruel & inhumane.

‘I feel like I’m signing my son’s death warrant.’


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Assuming we believe these sources, it does not surprise any of us that T could either be a “Russian asset,” or “some also speculate that Trump could just be currying favor for future business deals.”

All of T’s allegiances towards Russia are unbending…and it is all his questionable behavior which makes us harbor all these considerations as probably true.

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“It’s hard to see the bar anymore since it’s been pushed so far down the last few years, but President Trump’s behavior over the weekend was a new low.”

That was the assessment an FBI agent who works in counterintelligence gave Insider of President Donald Trump’s performance at this year’s G7 summit in Biarritz, France. The agent requested anonymity because they feared that speaking publicly on the matter would jeopardize their job.

Trump’s attendance at the G7 summit was peppered with controversy, but none was more notable than his fervent defense of Russia’s military and cyber aggression around the world, and its violation of international law in Ukraine.

Trump’s advocacy for Russia is renewing concerns among intelligence veterans that Trump may be a Russian “asset” who can be manipulated or influenced to serve Russian interests, although some also speculate that Trump could just be currying favor for future business deals.


A former senior Justice Department official, who worked closely with the former special counsel Robert Mueller when he was FBI director, didn’t mince words when reacting to Trump’s performance at the G7 summit: "We have a Russian asset sitting in the Oval Office."

some also speculate that Trump could just be currying favor for future business deals.

Read more: DOJ watchdog finds James Comey violated FBI policy by sharing memo with The New York Times

‘We have a Russian asset sitting in the Oval Office’

Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP

A former senior Justice Department official, who worked closely with the former special counsel Robert Mueller when he was FBI director, didn’t mince words when reacting to Trump’s performance at the G7 summit: “We have a Russian asset sitting in the Oval Office.”

“There is no fathomable explanation for why the president said these things,” the former official said. “Letting Russia off the hook for bullying smaller countries and then blaming Obama for it? It’s directly out of the Putin playbook.”

While arguing for Russia to be invited back into the G7, Trump said the country would be helpful in addressing hot-button issues like Iran, Syria, and North Korea and that the alliance was better off with Russia “inside rather than outside.”

But Russia is a staunch ally of Syria’s Assad regime, and it’s also cozied up to Iran in recent years. US military and intelligence officials view Russia as one of the US’s foremost rivals and believe it generally stands in opposition to American interests.

Glenn Carle, a former CIA covert operative and frequent Trump critic, told Insider there’s been "no question" in his mind for years that the president is behaving like "a spy for the Russians."


(David Bythewood) #4

The Trump administration wants to expand its DNA testing program by enabling CBP officials to extract genetic material from undocumented immigrants in its custody, according to a draft policy obtained by BuzzFeed News.

A new militia calling itself “The Lion Guard” has formed to harass anti-Trump protesters. It seems to take its name from a Mussolini quote. This article and thread show how it has grown since 2016.

“Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.” — Benito Mussolini

“Better to be a lion for a day than a lamb for eternity.” — Trump Lion Guard




And here we have Trump yet again suggesting he get extra time in office while attacking the investigations into his many, many crimes.
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