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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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At Florida MAGAt rally, Trump muses about shooting undocumented immigrants but says he wouldn't

Aaron Rupar
@atrupar

Trump muses about shooting undocumented immigrants but says he wouldn't do it

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1126297884801028099

Dana Milbank: "The White House revoked my press pass. It's not just me..."

The White House revoked my press pass. It’s not just me — it’s curtailing access for all journalists.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-white-house-has-revoked-my-press-pass-its-not-just-me--its-curtailing-access-for-all-journalists/2019/05/08/bb9794b4-71c0-11e9-8be0-ca575670e91c_story.html

By Dana Milbank
Columnist
May 8 at 5:00 PM

For the past 21 years, I have had the high privilege of holding a White House press pass, a magical ticket that gives the bearer a front-row seat to history.

I was in the White House the night Bill Clinton admitted his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and the day he was impeached. I was there on Sept. 11, 2001, and the fearful days thereafter, when we were trained to use escape hoods. I watched George W. Bush make the case for the Iraq War and Barack Obama pitch his remedies for the market crash. There, too, I have witnessed the carnival-like briefings and high histrionics of Donald Trump’s presidency.

But no more. The White House eliminated most briefings and severely restricted access to official events. And this week came the coup de grace: After covering four presidents, I received an email informing me that Trump’s press office had revoked my White House credential.

I’m not the only one. It was part of a mass purge of “hard pass” holders after the White House implemented a new standard that designated as unqualified almost the entire White House press corps, including all six of The Post’s White House correspondents. White House officials then chose which journalists would be granted “exceptions.” It did this over objections from news organizations and the White House Correspondents’ Association.

"The panel approved the contempt resolution on party lines, with all Republicans opposing it."



The House Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report — the most significant escalation yet in the ongoing oversight battle between Democrats and the Trump administration.

The White House also invoked executive privilege over the report — a move intended to shield all of the underlying evidence — after House Democrats’ negotiations with the Justice Department to avoid a contempt vote broke down.

“Our exhaustive negotiations with the Department of Justice have, unfortunately, left us back where we began — with unprecedented obstruction by an administration that has now announced its intention to block all attempts at congressional oversight of the executive branch. It is our constitutional duty to respond,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the committee.

The panel approved the contempt resolution on party lines, with all Republicans opposing it. The measure now heads to the full House for final approval.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/08/trump-invokes-executive-privilege-to-block-release-of-unredacted-mueller-report-1311738
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed May 8, 2019, 04:57 PM (9 replies)

#BillionDollarLoser top trending on Twitter...236K tweets.

Between the NYT story, the Barr contempt vote, and the Don Jr. subpoena, expect Trump's blowhole to emit some pretty amusing tweets in the next day or two...ESPECIALLY if there are MORE developments.
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed May 8, 2019, 04:52 PM (3 replies)

Nadler, after the contempt vote: "We are now in a constitutional crisis."

David Corn
@DavidCornDC

After the contempt vote, Rep. Jerry Nadler on Trump White House declaring it will resist all subpoenas: "We are now in a constitutional crisis."

4:47 PM · May 8, 2019 · Twitter Web Client

https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/1126227090771206144
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed May 8, 2019, 04:49 PM (8 replies)

A delightful response to Orange Julius Caesar's re-tweet of the McConnell "case closed" clip.

Tony Posnanski
@tonyposnanski

Replying to @realDonaldTrump and @senatemajldr

How the fuck did you lose a billion dollars at a time our economy was booming?

6:18 AM · May 8, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone


Posted by Miles Archer | Wed May 8, 2019, 12:47 PM (0 replies)

And Matt "DUI" Gaetz is now on deck..."People won't impeach a president who is doing so well"

This is almost unwatchable, but somehow, I'm watching it.

Posted by Miles Archer | Wed May 8, 2019, 11:17 AM (1 replies)

Louie Gohmert just went cuckoo over the "coup"

Says we're attacking the AG while he's "trying to clean up the mess."

Says it would be illegal for him to hand over the unredacted report.

Literally NO SIMILARITIES WHATSOEVER between the Republican and Democrat remarks.

Republicans are in full conspiracy mode.

Now Jim "Jacket Off" Jordan is defending Barr, saying Democrats are afraid that he'll "get to the bottom of this."

MSNBC: Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller Report as House panel holds contempt vote

It's the chyron on the screen right now.

Can you say "shit show?"
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed May 8, 2019, 10:44 AM (7 replies)

YET ANOTHER Trump tweet that, as of today's NYT article, has not aged well.

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

HALF of Americans don't pay income tax despite crippling govt debt...

2:59 PM · Feb 23, 2012 · Twitter Web Client

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/172772609627394049
Posted by Miles Archer | Tue May 7, 2019, 11:55 PM (3 replies)
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