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  1. When the president panders to celebrity requests of course he is going to get more privileged people pressuring him.

    This looks bad, and is bad.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 7, 2018

      Why does it look bad? Should someone be jailed for life for a first drug offence because she is a black woman? Should the DoJ’s refusal to do its job and pursue justice be ignored?

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      • Joe Bloggs

         /  June 7, 2018

        hahahaha – frothy righty fails again

        1. Johnson was the kingpin of a drug syndicate that put 3 tonnes of cocaine on American streets in 3 years. And trump has been advocating the death penalty for drug offenders – oops slight issue there… commuting her sentence contradicts his broader drug policy to be as tough on drug offenders as possible.

        2. then there was the way it was done:
        – Kushner talked with Kardashian about prison reform
        – then jacked up a meeting between trump and kardashian at the White House.
        – Kardashian met with trump
        – trump commuted Johnson’s life sentence

        That’s it. trump was totally unaware of this case until Kardashian personally lobbied him to do something about it. If Kardashian — a wealthy celebrity — didn’t have access to the WH, and trump in particular, it’s likely that Johnson would have remained in prison forever.

        trump could carve out some lame-ass excuses for his past pardons and commutations (like his argument that Arpaio and D’Souza were treated unfairly), but the Johnson move is a naked attempt to reward a political ally, Kardashian.

        Why reward Kardashian? Because trump thinks her husband – old dragon energy himself – is currying favour for trump with black voters.

        People with no close personal ties to the WH don’t get the time of day. You have to be a so-called celebrity, a popular one at that, in order to influence this president.

        ———————————-

        And Alan I call you out as a squirrel-calling bullshit artist for bringing up Johnson’s race.

        PG never mentioned it.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 7, 2018

          Her sentence was commuted, so the conviction remains and she had served 21 years for a first offence.

          From the BBC:

          Analysis by Jessica Lussenhop, BBC News, Washington

          After four years and two presidential administrations, Alice Marie Johnson is finally going home.

          I first began communicating with Ms Johnson as she waited to hear whether or not she’d been approved under President Barack Obama’s Clemency Initiative in 2014. She easily met all of the criteria, she had a spotless disciplinary record and even her own warden felt that she deserved to go home.

          But days before he left office, Mr Obama denied her as well as hundreds of others. She swore to me she would never put her family through this process again – the disappointment was too painful for her two daughters.

          Johnson’s warden, case manager, and vocational training instructor had written letters in support of her clemency.

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        • David

           /  June 7, 2018

          ” Johnson was the kingpin of a drug syndicate that put 3 tonnes of cocaine on American streets in 3 years.”

          Obama commuted the sentences for 4 men who imported between 100 and 400 tonnes of cocaine into the US over a 10 year period.

          “political ally, Kardashian”

          Joe, you are really funny.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  June 8, 2018

          You call out all the time, Joe, and mostly crap. She got a life sentence because she was black, not because PG mentioned it. I don’t know where your head is and actually I don’t care.

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  2. High Flying Duck

     /  June 7, 2018

    Gezza’s got a new mate!

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    • Gezza

       /  June 7, 2018

      That man’s an idiot. One thing to want to defend yourself against US bullying and nuclear dick-waving, but quite another to suggest eradicating Israel when a) that’s not going to happen in any immediate future I can see and b) you are advocating mass murder of Jews because you’re an ignorant Muslim arsehole.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  June 7, 2018

        I only posted it as a wind up – I know your view differs substantially.
        Although the Palestinian line is also for the eradication of Israel and you advocate for right of return which would facilitate it. Semantics I guess,
        The comments under the tweet were interesting reading too.

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  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  June 7, 2018

    More bullshit “spygate” conspiracy theory tweeting from trump overnight. Even the Republicans are walking away from this frothy righty conspiracy theory:

    Gowdy: didn’t see any evidence to support trump’s claim. “I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got”

    Ryan: “Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate … I have seen no evidence to the contrary” followed with trump “shouldn’t” pardon himself and “no one is above the law.”

    And trump’s own lawyer, Giuliani, admitted ‘spygate’ Is PR in anticipation of impeachment

    meanwhile sunlight has been shone on how the frothy right invents fake news to confuse and dissemble. trump doesn’t care whether it’s fact or fiction. He’d quote bathroom graffiti if it supported his delusions.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/single-preposterous-tweet-ignited-trumps-latest-false-attacks-russia-probe/

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 7, 2018

      It’s pretty clear the Trump campaign FBI spy project was cooked up via London intelligence operatives. We are a long way from knowing when and how it started and by whom. Time will tell.

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      • MaureenW

         /  June 7, 2018

        An interesting piece of journalism that mentions how a Trump presidency would upset the interests of those funding and promoting open borders.

        https://disobedientmedia.com/2018/06/associate-of-joseph-mifsud-was-described-by-eu-parliament-as-a-reliable-ally-to-george-soros/

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      • Joe Bloggs

         /  June 7, 2018

        haha the pair of you – frothy white, magic mushroom eaters.

        Here are the very words of Congressman Thomas Rooney, senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), a five-term Florida Republican who was one of three GOP House members to lead the Intelligence Committee’s year-long Russia probe:

        What is the point of saying that there was a spy in the campaign when there was none? You know what I’m saying? It’s like, ‘Lets create this thing to tweet about knowing that it’s not true.’ … Maybe it’s just to create more chaos but it doesn’t really help the case.

        Oh, look, ‘spygate’ is bullshitgate, just like everyone in the reality based community realised the moment trump brought it up. Shocking….

        Meanwhile … crickets from nunes

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        • MaureenW

           /  June 7, 2018

          “Spy gate is nonsense”? Bit like Trump colluded with the Russians to win the election from horrible Hillary then?

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  June 8, 2018

          That’s why the FBI is refusing to hand over information about it of course.

          Glad to see so much respect for the House Intelligence Committee that produced the report saying there was no Russian collusion. Can we throw Mueller under the bus now?

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          • Gezza

             /  June 8, 2018

            For heaven’s sake. The man hasn’t concluded his investigation and produced his report yet. Stop pre-judging the outcome.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  June 8, 2018

              The bus is ready and tired of waiting for a report that never comes.

            • Gezza

               /  June 8, 2018

              I haven’t read yet where you’ve been put in charge of the investigation?

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  June 7, 2018

    I take yesterday’s “Economic Factors taking the spring out of the Easter Bunny” and raise you a Mr Whacky…

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    • Gezza

       /  June 7, 2018

      I couldn’t stand to watch more than a few seconds of that. Christ what a train wreck.

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