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Our contributor to WTFJHT @rusticgorilla is joining Forensic News Net (link below) and will be tracking those who have left the current administration…We will always be looking out for her fact-finding missions as she does a fantastic job in getting the facts straight.

Congratulations! :grin:

Who The Fuck Has Left The Trump Administration

Re-upping a mini-profile of Adrienne Cobb AKA @rusticgorilla that was highlighted by @dragonfly9 and @matt back in February.

If you haven’t seen this, I really encourage you to tune in. A glimpse into Cobb’s intrepid news sleuthing is inspiring. She’s a dynamo and is on the case. Watching the free press at work, especially a truth warrior like Cobb, gives me hope!

(David Bythewood) #243

This story is wild, and includes this tidbit:

The documents contained proposals for several ways to further exacerbate racial discord in the future, including a suggestion to recruit African-Americans and transport them to camps in Africa “for combat prep and training in sabotage.” Those recruits would then be sent back to America to foment violence and work to establish a pan-African state in the Southern U.S., including South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord — and violence — in the U.S. Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord — and violence — in the U.S. via @nbcnews


Irony unleashed

(David Bythewood) #245

And then there is this, which includes Kris Kobach’s list of 10 demands to become Immigration Czar.

Kris Kobach’s Conditions for Becoming Immigration Czar

Mr. Kobach submitted the following list of demands during discussions for an administration post.

1. Office in the West Wing.
2. Walk-in privileges with the president.
3. Assistant to the President rank - at highest pay level for WH senior staff.
4. Staff of 7 people (2 attorneys, 2 research analysts, 1 scheduler, 1 media person, 1 assistant).
5. POTUS sits down individually with Czar and the secretaries of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice, Ag, Interior, and Commerce, and tells each of the Secretaries to follow the directives of the Czar without delay, subject to appeal to the President in cases of disagreement.
6. 24/7 access to either a DHS or DOD jet. Czar must be on the border every week.
7. Ability to spend weekends in KS with family on way from border back to DC, unless POTUS needs Czar elsewhere.
8. Security detail if deemed necessary after security review.
9. Serve as the face of Trump immigration policy - the principal spokesman on television and in the media.
10. Promise that by November 1, 2019, the president will nominate Kris Kobach to be DHS Secretary, unless Kobach wishes to continue in Czar position.

A Would-Be Trump Aide’s Demands: A Jet on Call, a Future Cabinet Post and More


Funny what is brought up here…Jones Day, the law firm where Don McGahn has returned has been paid $2million from the RNC…perhaps there is a keep your mouth closed clause.

Here’s who’s been at Jones Day and also part of the Administration


The RNC’s record spending in April was boosted by a $2 MILLION payment to Jones Day for legal and compliance services: Itemized Expenditures for Filing 1332072 | FEC Itemizer - ProPublica … …

(David Bythewood) #247

And here is video of utter clown and incompetent Ben Carson, Trump’s Housing Secretary, being schooled by Rep. Katie Porter over the difference between REOs (a basic real estate term) and Oreo Cookies.

Seriously. Ben Carson Thinks ‘REO,’ a Basic Housing Term, Is an Oreo Cookie

And here is further video if him getting destroyed by @RepBeatty as he confuses Amway with OMWI (Office of Minority Women and Inclusion)…

…even though she asked him about this a year ago.

This man was a brain surgeon. Was he his own patient?

Sigh. This story keeps getting dumber.

And here is Ben Carson refusing to answer yes-or-no questions for @RepPressley because he probably doesn’t know the answers, so she reclaims her time…

…and then he tries to do that. Which is not a thing non-congress members can do.

(David Bythewood) #248

I thought this article was a parody at first.

It is not.

And the parallels are so very, very eerie.




Kelly Anne giving some shade to Speaker Pelosi…WTF



(David Bythewood) #252

In what may be one of her most blatantly stupid lies yet, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is claiming that the Trump Tantrum that was timed for when he was supposed to be in his Infrastructure Week meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, for which signs were posted well ahead of time, and to which reporters were specifically summoned without explanation in the Rose Garden, was NOT premeditated.



(David Bythewood) #253

A shame if true. Though not Trump actions, it relates in that it’s taking advantage of those opposing him:

A fun little article that puts all of the Infrastructure Weeks, sans the most recent one, in perspective:

Two disturbing articles that affect future weather disasters:


I am with George Conway Iii


Katie Rogers wrote a great piece on the running gag that we call “infrastructure week”.

At this point in the Trump presidency, “Infrastructure Week” is less a date on the calendar than it is a “Groundhog Day”-style fever dream doomed to be repeated.


(David Bythewood) #256

I made these for Infrastructure Week.

(David Bythewood) #257

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged with violating Espionage Act

Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act, bringing against him a new, 18-count indictment alleging he unlawfully obtained and disclosed national defense information.

U.S. Beer Industry Blames Trump Tariffs for 40,000 Job Losses

–Employment fell from 2016 to 2018: industry says in report

–Brewers are deciding how to absorb added aluminum-can cost

In a bizarre twist today, Trump took credit for the Disaster Relief Bill he’s been trying to kill all month because it helps Puerto Rico and doesn’t fund his wall.

No, seriously.

Minutes after a tornado warning blared through the Capitol chambers, the Senate voted 85 to 8 to allocate $19.1 billion for recovery efforts across the country.

Senate Passes Long-Deferred Disaster Relief Package

The bill excluded the $4.5 billion in border funding that the White House and Republicans had demanded.

Deal struck to pass $19 billion disaster relief package without border funds

So, editing again:

A hoax is going around, videos posted of Speaker Pelosi, slowed down and tweaked to make her look drunk and stammering.

Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media

Trump just posted one of those videos:


And Cory Lewandowski, one time Trump campaign manager and now outside advisor to him, was on Fox pushing the doctored videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi several hours AFTER conclusive proof came out that they were fake.
Watch This Very Carefully | Talking Points Memo

In other news, he also just announced on Twitter he’s going the Full McCarthy and investigating the investigators.

In a press conference today where Trump stated he was a “very calm stable genius”, he also had all of his followers stand up one by one and insist he was “very calm” in his tantrum meeting with Schumer and Pelosi yesterday.


ISO affirmation: Trump has aides vouch that he’s ‘very calm’

Sears is suing Steven Mnuchin and other former board members

(David Bythewood) #259

Harriet Tubman is already appearing on $20 bills whether Trump officials like it or not

A New York designer took matters into his own hands after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin delayed replacing Andrew Jackson with Tubman.

Judge Aaron Persky, who gave Brock Turner lenient sentence in rape case, recalled from office

The controversial judge who sparked outrage after offering a lenient sentence to Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault, was recalled from office Wednesday — becoming the first California jurist recalled from the bench in 86 years.

GOP challenger Bill Weld turns up heat on Trump: ‘Seems he would prefer an Aryan nation’

Theresa May resigns: PM breaks down as she announces departure amid Brexit gridlock and expected European election wipeout

In an emotionally-charged statement on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, a tearful prime minister announced she will quit as Tory leader on June 7

In latest attack, Trump tweets edited video of Pelosi tripping over words

The video tweeted by the president was edited to highlight vocal stumbles. Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff called it “doctored.”



FYI, this thread is for small noisy stories that aren’t really “Trump news” but kind of related and don’t quite fit anywhere else on this forum.

You seem to post mostly main stories, which easily fit on our daily threads. Don’t be afraid to hit up that daily thread. If one is not yet open, post on the previous day.

Or if you have a topic that others would help you build conversations around, by all means open a new thread. We’ve done all kinds of Trump related threads, examples include, Cohen/Stormy Daniels, Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Character, and most recently the Congressional Investigations.

Food for thought. Happy to have you here, good posting. :grin:

(David Bythewood) #261

Thanks, I am not always certain where to put things, I admit. Several times I have dropped stories into main threads to be told to put them elsewhere, so I am striving to find the balance there. Admittedly, usually the stuff I want to post is posted already, so I am not used to finding it hasn’t been!