1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Adam Schiff drops the hammer on Donald Trump’s “national emergency” empty threat


Donald Trump can no more pull off declaring a national emergency and unilaterally building a border wall than he can sprout wings and fly to Mars, though at this point most Americans wish he would do precisely that. You don’t have to take our word for it; just ask the new head of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, a former prosecutor who knows a thing or two about how the law works.




Here’s how Adam Schiff explained Donald Trump’s empty national emergency threat on Twitter today: “If Harry Truman couldn’t nationalize the steel industry during wartime, President Trump certainly doesn’t have the power to declare a nonexistent emergency and build a multi-billion dollar wall on the border. That’s a complete nonstarter.”




It’s not difficult to figure out why Trump’s threat isn’t going anywhere. Congress can override a president’s national emergency declaration, and the president can’t fund anything without congressional authorization anyway. Trump has a history of making implied threats that even he knows he can’t pull off. First it was firing Robert Mueller. Then it was pardons. Now it’s declaring a national emergency. These aren’t realistic things.



Donald Trump is largely a bluffer, and you defeat him by loudly calling his bluff. When Trump occasionally does make drastic moves (firing Comey, abducting immigrant kids, etc), he usually does it without warning or in secret. He tries to distract us with the big imaginary threats, so we won’t be paying enough attention to the things he really is quietly doing. Let’s stop falling for it; Adam Schiff just explained why.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump money laundering” – Google News: Letter: Senators’ duty | Letters to the Editor – Charleston Post Courier

Letter: Senators’ duty | Letters to the Editor  Charleston Post Courier

Will GOP senators exonerate this president? Sadly, the American people are about to witness the worst political event of a lifetime, where Republican senators …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “roger stone” – Google News: Rep. Swalwell: ‘I think Roger Stone lied’ to Intelligence Committee – MSNBC

Rep. Swalwell: ‘I think Roger Stone lied’ to Intelligence Committee  MSNBC

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, says on ‘Kasie DC’ that he believes former Trump confidant Roger Stone lied before …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “organized crime and terrorism” – Google News: Bale, Gaga, ‘Roma’ and ‘Green Book’ win at Golden Globes – Vancouver Sun

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NEW YORK — Lady Gaga won for co-writing the song “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born,” Christian Bale thanked the antichrist for inspiration in playing former …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “FBI politicization” – Google News: Joe diGenova: ‘Cardinal’ James Comey — The man who destroyed the FBI – Fox News

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James Comey politicized the FBI, America’s premier law enforcement agency. It started on July 6, 2016, when he usurped the authority of Attorney General …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Sarah Huckabee Sanders has humiliating meltdown


With virtually no officials or decision makers left in Donald Trump’s White House, and even fewer still willing to publicly defend Trump, he finds himself left with little choice but to send someone like Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Fox News to do his bidding. The trouble: Sanders doesn’t know the facts, and also, she’s stupid. The bigger trouble: not everyone on Fox News is willing to help prop up Trump’s failing regime anymore.




This morning we saw Sarah Huckabee Sanders interviewed by Fox News host Chris Wallace, a guy who – particularly these days – has more of a relationship with the truth than one might expect out of a Fox host. That spelled bad news for Sanders, who claimed that thousands of “terrorists” are pouring into the United States.




Chris Wallace fired back, and he brought the facts: literally zero suspected terrorists have been intercepted at the border. The only suspected terrorists who have been intercepted have been at airports. This sent Sarah Huckabee Sanders into a stammering tailspin, as she began insisting that terrorists are pouring in by air, by land, and by sea, and it became clear that no one – including her – had any idea what she was even trying to say.



So this is what it’s come down to for Donald Trump and his handful of advisers who haven’t quit in protest, resigned amid scandal, been fired, or been criminally indicted. Trump is left relying on people like Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who are so clueless about policy, they’d be embarrassing themselves even if they weren’t being forced to defend policies that are gibberish to begin with.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump anxiety” – Google News: Shutdown day 16: No deal in shutdown talks as Trump stands by border demands – THV11.com KTHV

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Democrats agreed there had been little movement Saturday, saying the White House did not budge on the president’s key demand, $5.6 billion to build a wall …

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