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Total political and media meltdown over trump the last few days. Lost count of people who think he is disgusting or shameful or disgraceful.

Why are the media so concerned with the fact that some people say the Pershing story is untrue? Is that really the story here, Trump tweets something that some other people have said they dont believe? Seems they are not prepared to tackle the actual point he was making which was after all, the controversial bit.
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Report terry mccann May 18, 2019 11:48 PM BST
Only one mug here and its you cocker,its all based on lies dave
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 12:16 AM BST
^ He still has his CNN blinkers on it seems, Tel
Report crystalhunt May 19, 2019 12:18 AM BST
On Saturday, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) called for impeachment proceedings to begin

Follow Follow @justinamash
Here are my principal conclusions:
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.

12:30 PM - 18 May 2019

Justin Amash

Replying to @justinamash
I offer these conclusions only after having read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely, having read or watched pertinent statements and testimony, and having discussed this matter with my staff, who thoroughly reviewed materials and provided me with further analysis.

Justin Amash

Replying to @justinamash
In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is clear that Barr intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings.

8:30 PM - May 18, 2019

Justin Amash

Verified account

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Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice.

12:30 PM - 18 May 2019

Justin Amash

Replying to @justinamash
Under our Constitution, the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” While “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” is not defined, the context implies conduct that violates the public trust.

8:30 PM - May 18, 2019

Justin Amash

Replying to @justinamash
Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.

8:30 PM - May 18, 2019

Justin Amash

Replying to @justinamash
In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.

8:30 PM - May 18, 2019

Justin Amash

Replying to @justinamash
Impeachment, which is a special form of indictment, does not even require probable cause that a crime (e.g., obstruction of justice) has been committed; it simply requires a finding that an official has engaged in careless, abusive, corrupt, or otherwise dishonorable conduct.

8:30 PM - May 18, 2019

Justin Amash

Replying to @justinamash
While impeachment should be undertaken only in extraordinary circumstances, the risk we face in an environment of extreme partisanship is not that Congress will employ it as a remedy too often but rather that Congress will employ it so rarely that it cannot deter misconduct.

8:30 PM - May 18, 2019

Justin Amash

Replying to @justinamash
Our system of checks and balances relies on each branch’s jealously guarding its powers and upholding its duties under our Constitution. When loyalty to a political party or to an individual trumps loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law—the foundation of liberty—crumbles.

8:30 PM - May 18, 2019

Oh Dear !
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 12:21 AM BST
Can I get mushy peas with that Amash ?
Report Pokermonster May 19, 2019 12:53 AM BST
Justin Amash has continually allowed his personal animus towards Donald Trump to cloud his political judgement from the day DJT announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination.

However the left leaning media may portray Amash’s latest comments, this will hardly be surprising news to most Americans.
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 1:06 AM BST
dave, rest assured, we all most certainly were laughing at you when Mueller confirmed what all Fox viewers had known for two years. Now that you`re still pretending to believe there was obstruction, we`re all positively CHORTLING at you!
Report Pokermonster May 19, 2019 1:07 AM BST
To the gentleman who mentioned CNN, above.

There has been a marked change of tone in recent days from CNN and NBC etc, they are all distancing themselves from their most bombastic of anti-Trump rhetoric. Attorney General, William Barr’s apparent determination to investigate the various intelligence agencies’ role in alleged FISA abuse clearly has them rattled. Make no mistake, Brennan, Clapper and Comey in particular are in dire need of a paddle.
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 1:13 AM BST
And dave believes obama knew nothing about what those three, inter alia, were up to? That the heads of so many deep state institutions all embarked on a coup, and still obama knew nothing? CHORTLE!
Report Pokermonster May 19, 2019 1:26 AM BST
Good morning, Tim.

I don’t think anybody still believes that the FBI and CIA did not illegally spy on Trump at the behest of the Obama administration and DNC. Some folks profess otherwise of course, but everyone now knows the obvious truth.

Will those responsible face justice? I sincerely hope so, but it sure is a long time coming.
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 1:33 AM BST
Hi, Poker; don`t be worrying about the delay, they couldn`t  move until Mueller reported. Now that he has, things are moving apace
Report Pokermonster May 19, 2019 1:55 AM BST
There must be quite a few Democrat politicians who are looking on aghast at what their party has become in recent years.

The behaviour of certain prominent members has not only proven embarrassing to an extreme (Pelosi, Schumer, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Hirono, Waters, Nadler, Omar to name but a few) some of it bordered on insanity.
Report Pokermonster May 19, 2019 1:58 AM BST
I must bid you good night, sir.

Best wishes. :)
Report cooperman May 19, 2019 7:22 AM BST
Report terry mccann May 19, 2019 11:26 AM BST
Lovely stuff Tim,yes o how WE all laughed,i actually p1ssed myselfLaugh
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 12:43 PM BST

Ur up early, can't sleep worrying about FISA Gate maybe ?
L Laugh L
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 12:50 PM BST
Pokermonster • May 19, 2019 1:26 AM BST
Good morning, Tim.

I don’t think anybody still believes that the FBI and CIA did not illegally spy on Trump at the behest of the Obama administration and DNC. Some folks profess otherwise of course, but everyone now knows the obvious truth

Don't suppose you have any evidence for this extraordinary allegation?
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 1:11 PM BST
Oh how the tides have turned.

Trump/Russia 2 year Inquiry...Guilty until proven innocent by lefties

FISA gate Inquiry....Don't suppose you have any evidence for this extraordinary allegation?

Good God...these folk ( rolling eyes emoji )
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 1:15 PM BST
what fisa warrant targeted trump?
Report terry mccann May 19, 2019 1:17 PM BST
We were all laughing AT YOU little dave--see!
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 1:18 PM BST
and as I said above, when popadopolous told oz diplomats that the trump campaign was colluding with russia to get info on clinton, what did you expect the us security agents to do?  Ignore it?
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 1:19 PM BST

May 19, 2019 -- 1:15PM, dave1357 wrote:

what fisa warrant targeted trump?

Trumps Presidential Campaign......That be 'Treasonous' laddie

Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 1:20 PM BST

May 19, 2019 -- 1:17PM, terry mccann wrote:

We were all laughing AT YOU little dave--see!

terry you have platinum standard ignorance.  If you are laughing it is because you just realised how idiotic you are.

Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 1:21 PM BST

May 19, 2019 -- 1:19PM, stickyvicky wrote:

May 19, 2019 --  1:15PM, dave1357 wrote:what fisa warrant targeted trump?Trumps Presidential Campaign......That be 'Treasonous' laddie

there was no such warrant and I suggest you look up the US legal definition of treason

Report terry mccann May 19, 2019 1:22 PM BST
Yeah rightLaugh, btw you still haven't said who you wanted as POTUS instead of the Don
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 1:23 PM BST
there was only one alternative however distasteful
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 1:24 PM BST
A good afternoon chorlte always helps ones wellbeing, cheers
Report terry mccann May 19, 2019 1:24 PM BST
We can agree on that one dave
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 1:28 PM BST
Obama AG Loreto Lynch signed off on at least 4 illegal FISA warrants for Trump campaign members, undisputed facts
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 1:33 PM BST
carter page wasn't on the trump campaign
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 1:37 PM BST
'Carter William Page (born June 3, 1971) is an American petroleum industry consultant and a former foreign-policy adviser to Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential election campaign'

Keep up,
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 1:44 PM BST
read further

Trump announced Page as a foreign policy adviser in his campaign on March 21, 2016.[29] In September 2016, U.S. intelligence officials investigated alleged contacts between Page and Russian officials subject to U.S. sanctions, including Igor Sechin, the president of state-run Russian oil conglomerate Rosneft.[4] After news reports began to appear describing Page's links to Russia and Putin's government, Page stepped down from his role in the Trump campaign.[1][30] Upon his departure, Trump campaign communications director Jason Miller said of Page, "He’s never been a part of our campaign. Period."[31]

...Shortly after Page resigned from the Trump campaign, the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained another warrant (he was subject to one beginning in 2014)

sorry my bad - he wasn't part of the campaign when the relevant fisa warrants were in force.
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 1:50 PM BST
It is difficult to keep up with when the trump people go to jail or resign under a cloud due to russian shenanigans or whatever.
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 1:51 PM BST
Pokermonster: I don’t think anybody still believes that the FBI and CIA did not illegally spy on Trump at the behest of the Obama administration and DNC.

Dave1357: Don't suppose you have any evidence for this extraordinary allegation?

Dave1357 @ 1.44pm: he wasn't part of the campaign when the relevant fisa warrants were in force.

Penny begining to drop slowly, very slowly
Report terry mccann May 19, 2019 1:54 PM BST
Yeah it is hard to keep up, know was it who sold 20% of the USA"s stock of Uranium to the said Russians?
Report terry mccann May 19, 2019 1:55 PM BST
*now who was it.
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 1:56 PM BST
And who got 1/2 a million dollars from russians for making a speech in Russia..?
^ That be Dirty Filthy Bill
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 2:00 PM BST
stickyvicky • May 19, 2019 1:51 PM BST
Pokermonster: I don’t think anybody still believes that the FBI and CIA did not illegally spy on Trump at the behest of the Obama administration and DNC.

Dave1357: Don't suppose you have any evidence for this extraordinary allegation?

Dave1357 @ 1.44pm: he wasn't part of the campaign when the relevant fisa warrants were in force.

Penny begining to drop slowly, very slowly


The warrants were on Page not trump or the trump campaign.

Where is the evidence that trump was spied on?
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 2:03 PM BST

May 19, 2019 -- 1:54PM, terry mccann wrote:

Yeah it is hard to keep up, know was it who sold 20% of the USA"s stock of Uranium to the said Russians?

who did that terry?

You know that uranium can't leave the US without a license?

Report terry mccann May 19, 2019 2:06 PM BST
No comment dave as I don't want to go the same way as plenty of others apparently.
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 2:07 PM BST
no comment dave because I am very stupid

Report terry mccann May 19, 2019 2:08 PM BST
But not THAT stupid
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 2:10 PM BST
Dear God, are we going the disect this inquiry chapter by chapter now for its entirety and then discover that the Trump supporters were right all along, just like the Mueller Report.?

You can leave me out of this one.
I'll just chip in when Comey, Brennan, McCabe, Clapper, Lynch, Strzok, Ohr etc. are caught and being exposed as the treasonous rats.
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 2:12 PM BST
multiple russian contacts?  multiple attempts to obstruct justice?  is that what trump supporters were right about?
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 2:16 PM BST
^ Have a lie down your RDC seems to be back again.

*Russian Collusion Delusion
Report stickyvicky May 19, 2019 2:17 PM BST
^ RCD.....even Laugh
Report Torquemada May 19, 2019 2:47 PM BST
We’re now at a stage where the coup to remove Trump has failed and two notable things are happening: One, the criminals behind the coup attempt are desperately trying to cover their tracks and lay the blame on somebody else - anybody else, even their former partners in crime. And two, the no mark fools who believed the lies are desperately trying to save face on Internet forums. LaughLaughLaugh

You almost have to admire their brazen cheek! There are several hundred pages before this post strewn with examples of gullible lefty simpletons being wrong on just about everything, yet they shamelessly carry on regardless. LaughLaughLaugh
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 4:08 PM BST
dave1357 19 May 19 13:18 
and as I said above, when popadopolous told oz diplomats that the trump campaign was colluding with russia to get info on clinton, what did you expect the us security agents to do?  Ignore it?

CHORTLE! dave`s ignorance exposes itself; AGAIN!!! He doesn`t know any more than CNN tells him, when will he tire of looking so ridiculous? We`ve been trying to educate him for years, to no avail, but let`s give the poor wretch another chance, shall we?

The FBI started it all by contacting Papadopoulos, suggesting he meet Mifsoud who, unbeknownst to Papadopoulos, was an FBI informant. Mifsoud duly fed Papadopoulos with the FAKE story. Much later, Downer, (another FBI undercover informant), after much probing, finally got Papadopoulos to remember the stuff Mifsoud had fed him. BINGO! The FBI now had `reports` of malpractice, with which they could justify all sorts of coup plotting, including the whole FISA fiasco.
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 4:25 PM BST
In late July 2016, soon after WikiLeaks's first release of stolen documents, a foreign
government contacted the FBI about a May 2016 encounter with Trump Campaign foreign policy
advisor George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos had suggested to a representative of that foreign
government that the Trump Campaign had received indications from the Russian government that
it could assist the Campaign through the anonymous release of information damaging to
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That information prompted the FBI on July
31, 2016, to open an investigation into whether individuals associated with the Trump Campaign
were coordinating with the Russian government in its interference activities.

So this is untrue?
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 4:43 PM BST
Is it the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? No.
As explained above, the Feds had instigated the whole set-up, by planting the info on Papadopoulos. They then sat back and waited for that info to be reported back to them; upon which, circle duly completed, they could now strike, being able to produce credible `evidence` to justify their coup plotting. Evidence they not only knew to be FAKE, but evidence they themselves had made up!
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 4:55 PM BST
So you seriously think that the FBI made a plan that relied on papadop getting drunk and blabbing to Oz diplomats and those diplomats then contacting the US?
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 5:00 PM BST
It`s fact. Either wait for Barr/Horowitz/Durham/Huber to show this, (and MUCH more!), or start watching Fox, who`ve been reporting this for yonks.
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 5:08 PM BST
It's risible.  Why didn't they just make it up, if they were just looking for a pretext?
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 5:36 PM BST
Because they needed credible evidence from credible sources to seemingly not only justify coup plotting, but positively DEMAND it!

Similar scenario to the Dossier, really; they needed the `evidence` to be reported to them before they could act. Sure enough, said evidence is fed straight to them, through a number of cohorts, and it`s `All systems go!` for the coup attempt.

When pondering this, bear in mind that they knew their actions would seem too outrageous to be true, that their friends in the media would not chase it down, that the public would find it `risible`, utterly beyond belief, and that they would get away with. Which they would have done if Hillary had won, or if Fox and Co had joined the other lapdogs that have tried to focus our attention on Collusion, diverting us from the very real coup attempt that actually DID happen. We`ve all been brought up to picture the FBI as the ultimate straight-down-the-line Elliot Ness type, the good Sheriff dressed in white, out drawing the baddie in black; unfortunately, we have to dismiss such cosy illusions, and remember that we are, in fact, talking about people like Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page and Ohr. A far different breed!
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 5:44 PM BST
But you state that everyone involved were on the fbi payroll - how could they be "credible" And why did papadop lie about the meeting?

In any case the fisa warrant was on Page after he left the campaign because of errrr suspect contacts with Russia.
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 6:08 PM BST
I didn`t say they were all `on the payroll`, merely that they were `informants`. Seems fairly likely that Mifsud was being paid, but less likely that Downer was; he probably acted `within the system`, which was all the better for the plotters, as this `evidence` had come to them from a real, actual Government, lending all sorts of credibility to it.

For further explanation and detail on these matters, you don`t need to watch Fox 24 hours a day, just Youtube any recent episode of `Hannity`; without ads, they only last 30-40 minutes, but prepare to have your eyes opened! Always very important to hear all sides of things, so I regularly watch CNN to see if Fox are being biassed, see how The Don`s worst enemies are reporting matters; it seems obvious that no CNN viewers feel the need to see all sides, to possibly hear things they didn`t know, maybe even have their views challenged. Which is a shame, but does explain their being wrong on everything related to The Don for the last three years. Education`s a wonderful thing, whether it confirms or changes your opinions and beliefs,
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 6:14 PM BST
the day i watch an episode of hannity will be the day i cut my own wrists

Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 6:21 PM BST
With which, ^^^, we have the difference between centrists, who listen to all sides before coming to the right conclusions, and lefties who listen to one side before drawing the wrong conclusion!
Report edy May 19, 2019 6:29 PM BST
Report aaronh May 19, 2019 6:32 PM BST
this forum needs more centrists like TBT and less far left propagandists like edy
Report edy May 19, 2019 6:41 PM BST
I'm the centristest centrist of the entire forum.
Report dave1357 May 19, 2019 6:50 PM BST
i don't listen to any side. I gather as much info as I can and attempt to draw conclusions.  Hannity is a liar just like trump and saunders.  They are not sources of info.
Report timbuctooth May 19, 2019 6:54 PM BST
But every other news outlet that LIED for years about collusion is? CHORTLE!
Report crystalhunt May 19, 2019 11:46 PM BST
Fox News - in Trump's bad books

Donald J. Trump

Verified account

1h1 hour ago
Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in. They forgot the people.....

Donald J. Trump

Verified account

Following Following @realDonaldTrump
....who got them there. Chris Wallace said, “I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance...fascinating biography.” Gee, he never speaks well of me - I like Mike Wallace better...and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!

2:15 PM - 19 May 2019

Is there a bigger fukcwit on this planetSad
Report stickyvicky May 20, 2019 10:22 AM BST

Report stickyvicky May 20, 2019 10:17 PM BST
Don't forget to tune into President Trump Rally tonight in Montoursville, Pennsylvania Cool
Report crystalhunt May 21, 2019 12:00 AM BST
The biggest moron convention on earth - commentator the biggest of all - you couldn't make it up. Save the babies ffs.
Report stickyvicky May 21, 2019 12:40 AM BST
Save the babies, Build the Wall, lock her up, Drain the Swamp, rinse and repeat
Report stickyvicky May 21, 2019 10:40 AM BST
Ah here, now this is way below the belt even for Trump haters.
Hacking his official golf handicap on the usga golf computer system.
Life lesson #1.....Never insult a mans wife, driving or golf handicap.
Report dave1357 May 21, 2019 11:40 AM BST
he's a golf cheat, that's the only thing anyone needs to know.
Report crystalhunt May 21, 2019 12:36 PM BST
Vicky - it aint funny anymore and neither are you - the man is despicable. Were you chanting 'lock them up' along with the other morons last night.

You still haven't explained why you support a pathological lying, pu$$y grabbing Narcissistic racist.
Report SontaranStratagem May 21, 2019 12:40 PM BST
Trumps well passed his funny sell by date

He stopped being amusing about a week after his inauguration
Report SontaranStratagem May 21, 2019 12:41 PM BST
Another 4 years of the media rabbiting on about him would be unbearable

Good job I've totally switched off when it comes to him, soon as I see him in the main headline I click x and get off the site

He's not amusing anymore, not remotely entertaining
Report stickyvicky May 21, 2019 12:53 PM BST
Ur link should be called 'Rawnerve' not 'rawstory' cuz The Don seems to touch one on here everyday.Laugh
Report crystalhunt May 21, 2019 1:27 PM BST
Evading the issue again.Sad
Report stickyvicky May 21, 2019 2:02 PM BST
^ Not an issue here as he is not any of the above imo. Hth
Report Torquemada May 21, 2019 2:24 PM BST
“Good job I've totally switched off when it comes to him, soon as I see him in the main headline I click x and get off the site”

You appear to have accidentally clicked TRUMP instead of X and then posted something. Easy mistake to make I suppose.
Report crystalhunt May 21, 2019 9:19 PM BST
crystalhunt    21 May 19 12:36

You still haven't explained why you support a pathological lying, pu$$y grabbing Narcissistic racist.

stickyvicky    21 May 19 14:02 
^ Not an issue here as he is not any of the above imo. Hth

Hard to believe that anyone could say that - a lot of his supporters agree that he is one or all of the above but say that they don't care. Poor old vicky is totally under his master's spell.
Report stickyvicky May 21, 2019 9:42 PM BST
pathological lying - saying he will 'make america great again' everyday and then actually doing it is not pathological lying
pu$$y grabbing - locker room talk
Narcissistic - I don't think so, a balding, overweight, pot bellied man with a shocking combover is not much to work with
racist - building a wall to stop neighbours invading is not racist imo
Report crystalhunt May 21, 2019 11:30 PM BST
You need help mate - your only saving grace is that you support the reds.LaughLaughLaugh
Report stickyvicky May 22, 2019 10:37 AM BST
House Democrats want to subpeona Bob Mueller to hear testomony from him now.
Bob once the Dims Knight in Shining Armour that was going to slay the Horrid Donald once and for all is not playing dice now and my popcorn is running low.
Oh dear my sides Laugh
Report stickyvicky May 22, 2019 10:39 AM BST
Report dave1357 May 22, 2019 10:57 AM BST
They are just hoping that trump blocks it and they will have another reason to start the impeachment process.

BTW could you put the liquidity back in the trump to be impeached market? Euros will do fine.  Asking for a friend.
Report stickyvicky May 22, 2019 11:01 AM BST
No Collusion, No Obstruction...4 more years, 4 more years..4 more years !!
Report stickyvicky May 22, 2019 11:16 AM BST
'Euros will do fine'

Oh, have Rubles suddenly gone out of fashion now that The Don has been totally exonerated.?
Report crystalhunt May 22, 2019 6:06 PM BST
Believe it or not this is the President of the United Sates

Report timbuctooth May 22, 2019 7:48 PM BST
dave1357 22 May 19 10:57 
They are just hoping that trump blocks it and they will have another reason to start the impeachment process.

The Don WANTS them to start impeachment proceedings!
Pelosi knows there`s zero chance of getting it through the Senate, so not only futile, but hands The Don 2020, which is why she`s been so steadfast with her `no impeachment` stance. The pressure on her from AOC etc has grown to such an extent, though, that she had to call a special meeting this morning to placate the idiots. As a sop, en route to meeting The Don, she said; `The Don`s engaged in a cover-up`, which The Don gleefully seized upon! Chuck and Nance are sitting there dutifully waiting for The Great Man to arrive, not expecting him to walk in and say; `if we can`t trust each other, there`s no point talking`, turn around and walk right out again, leaving them looking like irrelevant eunuchs! Such humiliation for Nance will hugely increase the pressure on her to instigate proceedings, probably forcing her to cave in. 

FANTASTIC stuff from The Greatest President This World`s Ever Known1
Report crystalhunt May 22, 2019 10:12 PM BST
You're so out of touch with reality Tim but dim, the arch HipocryteLaughLaugh
Report dave1357 May 22, 2019 10:35 PM BST

An impeachment inquiry gets all the sleaze about trump public as he can't block it.  Courts will order him to release everything.  drip, drip, drip for months.  They will only go for actual impeachment when they have clear misconduct.  If that misconduct is ignored by republicans in the senate then it's a win/win.  trump an outlaw and his party lawless.
Report timbuctooth May 22, 2019 11:04 PM BST
Err, NO collusion, NO obstruction means INNOCENT. The American public know this and have moved on, so will not be rewarding Dems for spending two years hounding an innocent man rather than doing what they were elected to do.

Cooper; this is the third or fourth time you`ve leveled that charge; I seem to remember asking you to remind me of what you have in mind, but I don`t recall your doing so. I`m sure you believe in due process, so perhaps you`d be kind enough to elaborate, allow an accused to defend himself?
Report timbuctooth May 22, 2019 11:06 PM BST
Oops! Sorry, cooper, not you, but crystal
Report stickyvicky May 22, 2019 11:43 PM BST
-Call 911...I am having a cardiac laughing attack...Laugh
-Is that even a medical condition ?....
-Fecked if I know.
-Tell my family I love them...

'Michael Avenatti charged with stealing money from Stormy Daniels'
Report crystalhunt May 23, 2019 12:30 AM BST
timbuctooth    22 May 19 23:06 
Oops! Sorry, cooper, not you, but crystal

Oh dear - getting confused.

Surely you know why you're a hypocrite - a man of your moral principles supporting a pathological liar.
Report stickyvicky May 23, 2019 12:42 AM BST
^ Coops gone into hiding, taking shelter, he sees the FISA-Gate storm approaching rapidly.
Report timbuctooth May 23, 2019 1:45 AM BST
crystalhunt 23 May 19 00:30 
Surely you know why you're a hypocrite - a man of your moral principles supporting a pathological liar.

That`s a bit vague, isn`t it? After so many charges, I was rather hoping for something more specific to have to defend! Yes, I try (and often fail!) to live by morals and principles, but don`t we all? Don`t you? My morals happen to include being against evil, so hardly any surprise I support the one politician since Maggie to stand up to the worst evil humanity has ever encountered, leftieism; I don`t see any contradiction, much less any hypocrisy.
Do feel free to try again, though, with something more substantive.
Report crystalhunt May 23, 2019 9:37 AM BST
I recently asked vicky why he supported a pathological lying, pu$$y grabbing Narcissistic racist.

He said he doesn't believe that Trump is any of those things, if you agree with him then there is no point in further discussion.
As for lumping everyone who opposes Trump into a 'leftieism' basket as you call it, that is totally ridiculous. Who are you left of. Trump doesn't have any beliefs other than his own ego and makes things up as he goes along. He is a dangerous man and if you can't see that I feel sorry for you.
Report dave1357 May 23, 2019 3:23 PM BST
"achomlishments" "intentially"

stable genius

Got to be the most stupid world leader ever.
Report Mr Eboue May 23, 2019 5:12 PM BST
President Trump upon nominating Tillerson:

“His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for Secretary of State.”

Trump today:

“Rex Tillerson, a man who is “dumb as a rock” and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany. I don’t think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!”

The stupidity of this man is quite unbelievable.
Report stickyvicky May 23, 2019 6:29 PM BST

Todays Bombshell News; ...The President of the United States incorectly mis-spelt a word..

More later in our 60mins programme

Meanwhile in other news......Republican Keller wins Pennsylvania special election hours after 30,000 attended a Rally in the Pennsylvania State with President Trump


Rex either didn't read the memo about 'no more leaking from Whitehouse Cabinet meetings' or was too dumb as a rock and ignored it.
Rex 'You're Fired'
Report dave1357 May 23, 2019 7:04 PM BST
coming from trump's background and spelling "accomplishments" as "achomlishments"  and "intentionally" as "intentially" means either sub normal intelligence or brain damage of some kind.

Report timbuctooth May 23, 2019 8:12 PM BST
In that case, probably best ignore the at least three typos in that post ^^^ from the forum`s resident pedant...
While he SEETHES at his navel over The Don`s typos, all good and right thinking people are looking at something rather more important; The Don`s actual achievements! Let`s remind ourselves of one or two, shall we?

4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.
    More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.
    Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.
    The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.
    Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record.
    Unemployment claims at 50 year low
    African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.
        African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018.
        Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.
        Asian-American unemployment at record low of 2 percent.
    Women’s unemployment recently at lowest rate in nearly 65 years.
        Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.
    Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years.
        July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2 percent was the lowest since July 1966.
    Veterans’ unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades.
        July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of 3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.
    Unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a record low.
    Rate for disabled Americans recently hit a record low.
    Blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest rate in more than three decades.
    Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”
        68 percent reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.
    Last year, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005.
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as a good time to find a quality job.
        Optimism about the availability of good jobs has grown by 25 percent.
    Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since the election.
        Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastest pace in more than two decades.
    100,000 new jobs supporting the production & transport of oil & natural gas.

American Income
Median household income rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high.
    Wages up in August by their fastest rate since June 2009.
    Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017, the most in a decade.
    Council of Economic Advisers found that real wage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.
    Some 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election.
    Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.
        Home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade.
    Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.

Economic Growth
4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018.
    For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year.

American Optimism
Small business optimism has hit historic highs.
        NFIB’s small business optimism index broke a 35 year-old record in August.
        SurveyMonkey/CNBC’s small business confidence survey for Q3 of 2018 matched its all-time high.
    Manufacturers are more confident than ever.
        95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future, the highest ever.
    Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
    12 percent of Americans rate the economy as the most significant problem facing our country, the lowest level on record.
    Confidence in the economy is near a two-decade high, with 51 percent rating the economy as good or excellent.

American Business
Investment is flooding back into the United States due to the tax cuts.
        Over $450 billion dollars has already poured back into the U.S., including more than $300 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
    Retail sales have surged. Commerce Department figures from August show that retail sales increased 0.5 percent in July 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent from July 2017.
    ISM’s index of manufacturing scored its highest reading in 14 years.
    Worker productivity is the highest it has been in more than three years.
    Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
    Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.
        Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone, the most ever recorded in one year.

Achieved massive deregulation at a rapid pace, completing 22 deregulatory actions to every one regulatory action during his first year in office.
    Signed legislation to roll back costly and harmful provisions of Dodd-Frank, providing relief to credit unions, and community and regional banks.
    Federal agencies achieved more than $8 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings.
    Rolled back Obama’s burdensome Waters of the U.S. rule.
    Used the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations more times than in history.

Tax Cuts
Biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs act into law
        Provided more than $5.5 trillion in gross tax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which will go to families.
        Increased the exemption for the death tax to help save Family Farms & Small Business.
        Nearly doubled the standard deduction for individuals and families.
        Enabled vast majority of American families will be able to file their taxes on a single page by claiming the standard deduction.
        Doubled the child tax credit to help lessen the financial burden of raising a family.
        Lowered America’s corporate tax rate from the highest in the developed world to allow American businesses to compete and win.
        Small businesses can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.
        Cut dozens of special interest tax breaks and closed loopholes for the wealthy.
    9 in 10 American workers are expected see an increase in their paychecks thanks to the tax cuts, according to the Treasury Department.
    More than 6 million of American workers have received wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits thanks to tax cuts.
    Over 100 utility companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
    Ernst & Young found 89 percent of companies planned to increase worker compensation thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
    Established opportunity zones to spur investment in left behind communities.

Worker Development
Established a National Council for the American Worker to develop a national strategy for training and retraining America’s workers for high-demand industries.
    Employers have signed Trump’s “Pledge to America’s Workers,” committing to train or retrain more than 4.2 million workers and students.
    Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
    Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.

Domestic Infrastructure
Proposed infrastructure plan would utilize $200 billion in Federal funds to spur at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment across the country.
    Executive order expediting environmental reviews and approvals for high priority infrastructure projects.
    Federal agencies have signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) streamlining the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects.
    Rural prosperity task force and signed an executive order to help expand broadband access in rural areas.

Health Care
Signed an executive order to help minimize the financial burden felt by American households Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.
    Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
    Signed Right-to-Try legislation, expanding health care options for terminally ill patients.
    Enacted changes to the Medicare 340B program, saving seniors an estimated $320 million on drugs in 2018 alone.
    FDA set a new record for generic drug approvals in 2017, saving consumers nearly $9 billion.
    Released a blueprint to drive down drug prices for American patients, leading multiple major drug companies to announce they will freeze or reverse price increases.
    Expanded short-term, limited-duration health plans.
    Let more employers to form Association Health Plans, enabling more small businesses to join together and affordably provide health insurance to their employees.
    Cut Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate penalty.
    Signed legislation repealing Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, also known as the “death panels.”
    USDA invested more than $1 billion in rural health care in 2017, improving access to health care for 2.5 million people in rural communities across 41 states
    Proposed Title X rule to help ensure taxpayers do not fund the abortion industry in violation of the law.
    Reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy to keep foreign aid from supporting the global abortion industry.
    HHS formed a new division over protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom.
    Overturned Obama administration’s midnight regulation prohibiting states from defunding certain abortion facilities.
    Signed executive order to help ensure that religious organizations are not forced to choose between violating their religious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate or shutting their doors.

Combating Opioids
Chaired meeting the 73rd General Session of the United Nations discussing the worldwide drug problem with international leaders.
    Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to keep dangerous drugs out of our communities.
    $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
    DEA conducted a surge in April 2018 that arrested 28 medical professions and revoked 147 registrations for prescribing too many opioids.
    Brought the “Prescribed to Death” memorial to President’s Park near the White House, helping raise awareness about the human toll of the opioid crisis.
    Helped reduce high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent in 2017.
    Opioid Summit on the administration-wide efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
    Launched a national public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction.
    Created a Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis which recommended a number of pathways to tackle the opioid crisis.
    Led two National Prescription Drug Take Back Days in 2017 and 2018, collecting a record number of expired and unneeded prescription drugs each time.
    $485 million targeted grants in FY 2017 to help areas hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
    Signed INTERDICT Act, strengthening efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids before they reach our communities.
    DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
    Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.
    Declared the opioid crisis a Nationwide Public Health Emergency in October 2017.

Law and Order
More U.S. Circuit Court judges confirmed in the first year in office than ever.
    Confirmed more than two dozen U. S. Circuit Court judges.
    Followed through on the promise to nominate judges to the Supreme Court who will adhere to the Constitution
        Nominated and confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
    Signed an executive order directing the Attorney General to develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people who commit crimes against law enforcement officers.
    Launched an evaluation of grant programs to make sure they prioritize the protection and safety of law enforcement officers.
    Established a task force to reduce crime and restore public safety in communities across Signed an executive order to focus more federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such as drug cartels.
    Signed an executive order to focus more federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such as drug cartels.
    Violent crime decreased in 2017 according to FBI statistics.
    $137 million in grants through the COPS Hiring Program to preserve jobs, increase community policing capacities, and support crime prevention efforts.
    Enhanced and updated the Project Safe Neighborhoods to help reduce violent crime.
    Signed legislation making it easier to target websites that enable sex trafficking and strengthened penalties for people who promote or facilitate prostitution.
    Created an interagency task force working around the clock to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent human trafficking.
    Conducted Operation Cross Country XI to combat human trafficking, rescuing 84 children and arresting 120 human traffickers.
    Encouraged federal prosecutors to use the death penalty when possible in the fight against the trafficking of deadly drugs.
    New rule effectively banning bump stock sales in the United States.

Border Security and Immigration
Secured $1.6 billion for border wall construction in the March 2018 omnibus bill.
    Construction of a 14-mile section of border wall began near San Diego.
    Worked to protect American communities from the threat posed by the vile MS-13 gang.
        ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations division arrested 796 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase from the prior year.
        Justice worked with partners in Central America to secure criminal charges against more than 4,000 MS-13 members.
        Border Patrol agents arrested 228 illegal aliens affiliated with MS-13 in FY 2017.
    Fighting to stop the scourge of illegal drugs at our border.
        ICE HSI seized more than 980,000 pounds of narcotics in FY 2017, including 2,370 pounds of fentanyl and 6,967 pounds of heroin.
        ICE HSI dedicated nearly 630,000 investigative hours towards halting the illegal import of fentanyl.
        ICE HSI made 11,691 narcotics-related arrests in FY 2017.
        Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand introduced new measures to keep dangerous drugs out the United States.
        Signed the INTERDICT Act into law, enhancing efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids.
        DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
        DOJ launched their Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.
    Released an immigration framework that includes the resources required to secure our borders and close legal loopholes, and repeatedly called on Congress to fix our broken immigration laws.
    Authorized the deployment of the National Guard to help secure the border.
    Enhanced vetting of individuals entering the U.S. from countries that don’t meet security standards, helping to ensure individuals who pose a threat to our country are identified before they enter.
        These procedures were upheld in a June 2018 Supreme Court hearing.
    ICE removed over 226,000 illegal aliens from the United States in 2017.
        ICE rescued or identified over 500 human trafficking victims and over 900 child exploitation victims in 2017 alone.
    In 2017, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions or charges, responsible for
        Over 76,000 with dangerous drug offenses.
        More than 48,000 with assault offenses.
        More than 11,000 with weapons offenses.
        More than 5,000 with sexual assault offenses.
        More than 2,000 with kidnapping offenses.
        Over 1,800 with homicide offenses.
    Created the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office in order to support the victims and families affected by illegal alien crime.
    More than doubled the number of counties participating in the 287(g) program, which allows jails to detain criminal aliens until they are transferred to ICE custody.

Negotiating and renegotiating better trade deals, achieving free, fair, and reciprocal trade for the United States.
        Agreed to work with the European Union towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsides.
        Deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.
        Litigated multiple WTO disputes targeting unfair trade practices and upholding our right to enact fair trade laws.
        Finalized a revised trade agreement with South Korea, which includes provisions to increase American automobile exports.
        Negotiated an historic U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to replace NAFTA.
        Agreement to begin trade negotiations for a U.S.-Japan trade agreement.
        Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
        Established a Trade and Investment Working Group with the United Kingdom, laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade.
    Enacted steel and aluminum tariffs to protect our vital steel and aluminum producers and strengthen our national security.
    Conducted 82 anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations in 2017 alone.
    Confronting China’s unfair trade practices after years of Washington looking the other way.
        25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China and later imposed an additional 10% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
        Conducted an investigation into Chinese forced technology transfers, unfair licensing practices, and intellectual property theft.
        Imposed safeguard tariffs to protect domestic washing machines and solar products manufacturers hurt by China’s trade policies
    Withdrew from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
    Secured access to new markets for America’s farmers.
        Recent deal with Mexico included new improvements enabling food and agriculture to trade more fairly.
        Recent agreement with the E.U. will reduce barriers and increase trade of American soybeans to Europe.
        Won a WTO dispute regarding Indonesia’s unfair restriction of U.S. agricultural exports.
        Defended American Tuna fisherman and packagers before the WTO
        Opened up Argentina to American pork experts for the first time in a quarter-century
        American beef exports have returned to china for the first time in more than a decade
    OK’d up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.

Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocks to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
    Presidential Memorandum declaring that the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the process to complete construction.
    Opened up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration.
    Coal exports up over 60 percent in 2017.
    Rolled back the “stream protection rule” to prevent it from harming America’s coal industry.
    Cancelled Obama’s anti-coal Clean Power Plan and proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule as a replacement.
    Withdrew from the job-killing Paris climate agreement, which would have cost the U.S. nearly $3 trillion and led to 6.5 million fewer industrial sector jobs by 2040.
    U.S. oil production has achieved its highest level in American history
    United States is now the largest crude oil producer in the world.
    U.S. has become a net natural gas exporter for the first time in six decades.
    Action to expedite the identification and extraction of critical minerals that are vital to the nation’s security and economic prosperity.
    Took action to reform National Ambient Air Quality Standards, benefitting American manufacturers.
    Rescinded Obama’s hydraulic fracturing rule, which was expected to cost the industry $32 million per year.
    Proposed an expansion of offshore drilling as part of an all-of-the above energy strategy
        Held a lease sale for offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico in August 2018.
    Got EU to increase its imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.
    Issued permits for the New Burgos Pipeline that will cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Foreign Policy
Moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
    Withdrew from Iran deal and immediately began the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.
        Treasury has issued sanctions targeting Iranian activities and entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force
        Since enacting sanctions, Iran’s crude exports have fallen off, the value of Iran’s currency has plummeted, and international companies have pulled out of the country.
        All nuclear-related sanctions will be back in full force by early November 2018.
    Historic summit with North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, bringing beginnings of peace and denuclearization to the Korean Peninsula.
        The two leaders have exchanged letters and high-level officials from both sides have met resulting in tremendous progress.
        North Korea has halted nuclear and missile tests.
        Negotiated the return of the remains of missing-in-action soldiers from the Korean War.
    Imposed strong sanctions on Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro and his inner circle.
    Executive order preventing those in the U.S. from carrying out certain transactions with the Venezuelan regime, including prohibiting the purchase of the regime’s debt.
    Responded to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.
        Rolled out sanctions targeting individuals and entities tied to Syria’s chemical weapons program.
        Directed strikes in April 2017 against a Syrian airfield used in a chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.
        Joined allies in launching airstrikes in April 2018 against targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons use.
    New Cuba policy that enhanced compliance with U.S. law and held the Cuban regime accountable for political oppression and human rights abuses.
        Treasury and State are working to channel economic activity away from the Cuban regime, particularly the military.
    Changed the rules of engagement, empowering commanders to take the fight to ISIS.
        ISIS has lost virtually all of its territory, more than half of which has been lost under Trump.
        ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital city, Raqqah, was liberated in October 2017.
        All Iraqi territory had been liberated from ISIS.
    More than a dozen American hostages have been freed from captivity all of the world.
    Action to combat Russia’s malign activities, including their efforts to undermine the sanctity of United States elections.
        Expelled dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, WA.
        Banned the use of Kaspersky Labs software on government computers, due to the company’s ties to Russian intelligence.
        Imposed sanctions against five Russian entities and three individuals for enabling Russia’s military and intelligence units to increase Russia’s offensive cyber capabilities.
        Sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs, and 12 companies they own or control, who profit from Russia’s destabilizing activities.
        Sanctioned 100 targets in response to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine.
        Enhanced support for Ukraine’s Armed Forces to help Ukraine better defend itself.
    Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
    Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.

Executive order keeping the detention facilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay open.
    $700 billion in military funding for FY 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019.
    Largest military pay raise in nearly a decade.
    Ordered a Nuclear Posture Review to ensure America’s nuclear forces are up to date and serve as a credible deterrent.
    Released America’s first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years.
    New strategy on national biodefense, which better prepares the nation to defend against biological threats.
    Administration has announced that it will use whatever means necessary to protect American citizens and servicemen from unjust prosecution by the International Criminal Court.
    Released an America first National Security Strategy.
    Put in motion the launch of a Space Force as a new branch of the military and relaunched the National Space Council.
    Encouraged North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies to increase defense spending to their agree-upon levels.
        In 2017 alone, there was an increase of more than 4.8 percent in defense spending amongst NATO allies.
        Every member state has increased defense spending.
        Eight NATO allies will reach the 2 percent benchmark by the end of 2018 and 15 allies are on trade to do so by 2024.
        NATO allies spent over $42 billion dollars more on defense since 2016.
    Executive order to help military spouses find employment as their families deploy domestically and abroad.

Veterans affairs
Signed the VA Accountability Act and expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
    Delivered more appeals decisions – 81,000 – to veterans in a single year than ever before.
    Strengthened protections for individuals who come forward and identify programs occurring within the VA.
    Signed legislation that provided $86.5 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest dollar amount in history for the VA.
    VA MISSION Act, enacting sweeping reform to the VA system that:
        Consolidated and strengthened VA community care programs.
        Funding for the Veterans Choice program.
        Expanded eligibility for the Family Caregivers Program.
        Gave veterans more access to walk-in care.
        Strengthened the VA’s ability to recruit and retain quality healthcare professionals.
        Enabled the VA to modernize its assets and infrastructure.
    Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act in 2017, which authorized $2.1 billion in addition funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
    Worked to shift veterans’ electronic medical records to the same system used by the Department of Defense, a decades old priority.
    Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
    Increased transparency and accountability at the VA by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with access to wait time and quality of care data.
    Signed legislation to modernize the claims and appeal process at the VA.
    Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, providing enhanced educational benefits to veterans, service members, and their family members.
        Lifted a 15-year limit on veterans’ access to their educational benefits.
    Created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.
    VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.
    Signed the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act, increasing the number of VA employees that can assist justice-involved veterans.
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