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  1. Patzcuaro

     /  August 27, 2018

    “Trump’s Contempt for the Law Will Be His Downfall.

    The president can keep crying “witch hunt,” but it won’t stop the evidence against him from mounting.”

    “It all came down to a question of character and a president’s respect for law. Each day that Donald Trump lies, tweets his contempt for the legal process and dangles pardons for witnesses, the 35th and 45th presidents come to seem ever more alike and their presidencies—one infamous for “Watergate” and the other for “Collusion”—may prove to have been shortened for much the same reasons.”

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/trumps-contempt-for-the-law-will-be-his-downfall/568564/

  2. Corin Dann interviews former Wallaby, author and broadcaster Peter Fitzsimons about what is going on in Australian politics.

    • Blazer

       /  August 27, 2018

      ‘how do you like my…Morrison’?…not at all going by the latest poll.Libs down,Labour surge..Shorten preferred P.M.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  August 27, 2018

      NK complaining about double dealing has a large helping of irony attached.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  August 27, 2018

      It’s not the first time the US has screwed around with North Korea.

      When Bolton killed off the Agreed Framework in 2002, much of the fault lay with Washington failures to follow through with US commitments to NK:
      – the promised light water reactors were never built
      – fuel olil shipments were delayed
      – the US stalled on lifting sanctions for over six years despite NK long meeting the crtiterioa for removal
      – the US made no effort to formally end the Korean War despite promising to do so as part of th Agreed Framework

      After the 2005 talks the US again reneged on its promises and imposed more new sanctions.

      The North Korean regime may be paranoid and self-serving – but so is the American regime which still shows no interest in diplomacy and no commitment to honouring any promises made – and right now the NK regime is showing more good faith than trump

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  August 27, 2018

    Trump offers sympathy to McCain family, progressives outraged. As they would have been if he didn’t. Ho hum.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  August 27, 2018

      that would be the touching tribute trump posted to Instagram, featuring a picture of himself – the narcissistic twat. Here’s a little life education for you Alan: when you’re making a statement about the death of another person, it goes way beyond creepy to feature a giant photo of yourself instead.

      That’s why Brit Hume, senior political analyst for trump’s very own propaganda division Faux News, slammed trump’s post

      In contrast, here’s how a real president acknowledged McCain’s death:

    • Patzcuaro

       /  August 27, 2018

      It very much sums Trump up, he couldn’t just offer his condolences, he had to add a full length photo of himself.

  4. Blazer

     /  August 27, 2018

    theres a right way and the wrong…way..

    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352994

  5. High Flying Duck

     /  August 27, 2018

    Why do the best shows never make it to NZ?…oh and John McCain:

    • High Flying Duck

       /  August 27, 2018

      You need to watch to the end by the way…

      • Blazer

         /  August 27, 2018

        is that a tribute to McCain?I can’t see the…porpoise. 😦

  6. High Flying Duck

     /  August 27, 2018

    The 48 Hour rule – publish outlandish Trump stories. Wait 48 hours and retract:

    “An attorney for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, is backing away from confident assertions he made that Cohen has information to share with investigators that shows Trump knew in 2016 of Russian efforts to undermine Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    Lanny Davis, a spokesman and attorney for Cohen, said in an interview this weekend that he is no longer certain about claims he made to reporters on background and on the record in recent weeks about what Cohen knows about Trump’s awareness of the Russian efforts.

    Davis did not rule out that his claims were correct but expressed regret that he did not explain that he could not independently corroborate them, saying that he now believes he “should have been more clear.””

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/attorney-for-michael-cohen-backs-away-from-confidence-that-cohen-has-information-about-trumps-knowledge-on-russian-efforts/2018/08/26/09d7f26e-a876-11e8-97ce-cc9042272f07_story.html?utm_term=.99bee2aac0db