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  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  June 20, 2018

    On the level of character, no one can be much surprised by the latest cruelty in Donald Trump. How much reminding is necessary? Mexicans are “rapists.” John McCain is no war hero. Maxine Waters is a “very low I.Q. individual.”

    Trump imitates the tremors of a disabled journalist. He insults the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and then, in the midst of that island’s devastation, stops by to toss rolls of paper towels to the needy. He revels in insulting Chris Christie, who was briefly the chairman of his transition team (“No more Oreos!”); he finds ever-more disgusting and misogynist ways to humiliate Megyn Kelly, Mika Brzezinski, Carly Fiorina, and, above all, Hillary Clinton. With a smirk, he tosses a clump of mud at a Gold Star family.

    Trump’s biographers make it plain that he is a man incapable of empathy, charity, compassion, or generosity. Ask yourself when you last saw Donald Trump commit an act of genuine kindness. When did he last make a joke that wasn’t at someone else’s expense? He has not only proved ruthless to his enemies, real and perceived, he has also turned on employees, mentors, family members, and loyal aides.

    Cruelty is the content of his character and the foundation of his politics.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/trumps-cruelty-and-the-crying-children

    I said two years ago that trump was unfit to be president – nothing has changed. He’s still the same vile character, and his supporters (including some here) are still unable/unwilling to recognise that fact.

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    • MaureenW

       /  June 20, 2018

      More garbage .. the Clintons are a Gold Star family? Take a few breaths, you’re becoming overwhelmed with the bio-gas.
      “Trump imitates the tremors of a disabled journalist. He insults the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and then, in the midst of that island’s devastation, stops by to toss rolls of paper towels to the needy. He revels in insulting Chris Christie, who was briefly the chairman of his transition team (“No more Oreos!”); he finds ever-more disgusting and misogynist ways to humiliate Megyn Kelly, Mika Brzezinski, Carly Fiorina, and, above all, Hillary Clinton. With a smirk, he tosses a clump of mud at a Gold Star family”

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    • David

       /  June 20, 2018

      “I said two years ago that trump was unfit to be president ”

      I thought you said that trump was never going to be president?

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  3. MaureenW

     /  June 20, 2018

    Interesting use of double-negatives at the joint testimony of Horowitz and Wray before the Senate Committee on Monday.
    http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/393015-All-the-times-Horowitz-contradicted-Wray-but-nobody-seemed-to-notice

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  4. MaureenW

     /  June 20, 2018

    Clinton Email Investigation – The Fix was In,

    “What made Clinton’s conduct outrageous was not that national-defense officials emailed each other frequently. That happens in every government agency that deals with national security. The unique fact here was that Mrs. Clinton willfully set up a system in which those communications would transit through and be retained on a non-secure system, outside the government’s layers of protection. That system was extraordinarily vulnerable to penetration by hostile actors, a fact of which Clinton was undeniably, intimately aware. (See, e.g., Clinton’s banning of State Department employees from using private email for official business due to security concerns; Clinton’s citing of an ambassador’s use of private email for government business in firing him; Clinton’s acknowledgment that she “received a security indoctrination concerning the nature and protection of classified information”; Clinton’s memoir, Hard Choices, in which she vividly recounts the thorough training she received about protecting intelligence from the omnipresent threat of espionage, including instruction to leave communications devices on planes with batteries removed during her frequent foreign travel, as well as the need to use an “opaque tent” or “a blanket over our head” when she and her staff read “sensitive material” outside the secure U.S. government setting.)”

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/ig-report-clinton-emails-fix-was-in/

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    • Gezza

       /  June 20, 2018

      Has she been indicted for anything yet?

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      • MaureenW

         /  June 20, 2018

        Not yet but all the spooks who protected her from being indicted have been named, outed and are under investigation. I’d be surprised to see her indicted buts its still got a way to go.

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      • MaureenW

         /  June 21, 2018

        Christopher Wray raised the possibility on Thursday of Clinton being charged for mis-handling classified information despite being cleared by an improper investigation.
        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5154965/Hillary-charged-secret-server-hints-FBI-boss.html

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        • Gezza

           /  June 21, 2018

          All good with me. He should just get on with it & charge her if he’s got grounds to do it. Meantime Mueller can just get on with completing his investigation & charging anyone involved if he’s got grounds to do it.

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