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Sat May 16, 2020, 07:16 PM

'Obamagate': Trump pleads with top Republicans to back new theory to help him win election

Donald Trump has publicly pleaded with senior Republicans to back his "Obamagate" theory to help him win the next election.

The president has been trying to popularise the phrase, sending out one word tweets saying "Obamagate" and accusing his predecessor of unspecified criminal offences. The accusations, which Mr Trump claims also implicate his likely Democratic opponent in November, Joe Biden, relate to investigations into the behaviour of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

While Trump supporters and media allies like Fox News have enthusiastically piled in, senior Republicans like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham have so far been more circumspect.

On Saturday morning, while tweeting a series of attacks on his political opponents, the media and web companies, and praising his own handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Trump sent a direct message to Mr McConnell, with Mr Graham's Twitter handle included.

https://news.yahoo.com/obamagate-trump-pleads-top-republicans-170700540.html

He's melting down

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Reply 'Obamagate': Trump pleads with top Republicans to back new theory to help him win election (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 OP
Darwin2019 May 2020 #1
struggle4progress May 2020 #2
wiggs May 2020 #3
scarletlib May 2020 #4
Buns_of_Fire May 2020 #5
NBachers May 2020 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:21 PM

1. Pissing off Dems isn't going to help him

Attacking Obama will increase Dem turnout

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:24 PM

2. "I fired Flynn! Because he lied to Pence! It's all Obama's fault!"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:41 PM

3. Graham circumspect? Don't think so. He's holding hearings in June on the Russia

investigation and Flynn's trial.

Along with all the other fluffing over the last three years, I wouldn't use the word 'circumspect.' He has adopted the 'no low bar' campaign tactics of his boss. The only thing I can think of where he has bucked the WH line is in not trying to haul Pres Obama into senate testimony. That's not circumspect behavior...it's self preservation.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:43 PM

4. But what about the President's Article II powers?

That means a president can do anything.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:19 PM

5. Twinkie McFuckstick's re-election is circling the drain, and he knows it.

It's not really cricket to kick a man when he's down, but in his case I'll make an exception.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:37 PM

6. What a failing, desperate move. Failure to launch.

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