Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the US


#2739

Update on Clintons June 2nd appeal, possibly eclipsed by the maelstrom of #BlackOutTuedsday and everything else surrounding the riots and chaos.

June 14, 2020

Hillary Clinton lost her appeal, order stands to testify on private server and Benghazi emails

Amid the chaos and anarchy across blue-city America that exclusively possessed public attention for the last couple of weeks, it was not hard to miss any other bit of news — especially if that news has not appeared or been even briefly mentioned by any major mainstream media outlet. Take for example the news of Hillary Clinton, who lost her appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on June 2, where she tried to avoid testifying under oath about her emails and the Benghazi case.

The hearing in the D.C. Circuit came in the case Judicial Watch v. Clinton , a public records case involving a request for State Department documents and communication about the 2012 terror attack at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack…

… On June 2, Clinton’s lawyers challenged a March 2 order from U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, who ordered Clinton to testify:

P.5: “The Court is not confident that State currently possesses every Clinton email recovered by the FBI; even years after the FBI investigation, the slow trickle of new emails has yet to be explained. For this reason, the Court believes the subpoena would be worthwhile and may even uncover additional previously undisclosed emails. Accordingly, the Court GRANTS this request.”

P. 10: “The Court GRANTS Judicial Watch’s request to depose Secretary Clinton on matters concerning her reasons for using a private server and her understanding of State’s records management obligations.”

P. 10–11: “The Court holds that Secretary Clinton and Ms. Mills [Counselor and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton during her whole tenure as United States Secretary of State] cannot be questioned about the underlying actions taken after the Benghazi attack, but they may be questioned about their knowledge of the existence of any emails, documents, or text messages related to the Benghazi attack. Such inquiries would go to the adequacy of the search without expanding the parameters…Accordingly, the Court GRANTS IN PART AND DENIES IN PART this request.”

Clinton had argued that she shouldn’t be required to testify because she was a former high-level government official and that the FBI already tried to retrieve her emails. Clinton’s lawyers even mentioned some “indisputable right” allowing her not to appear in court, according to Judicial Watch

… And now, despite all the effort to avoid testimony, Madam Secretary will have to answer questions from Judicial Watch, as the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals submitted the case, which will now be heard on September 9. Stock up on your popcorn, America.

Read Full Story here: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/hillary_clinton_lost_her_appeal_order_stands_testify_on_private_server_and_benghazi_emails.html


#2740

He’s already fucked but the Bolton revelations will be catastrophic for Trump. Does anyone want to take a punt on how he tries to worm his way out before November? For the craic like…
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#2741

The Xi stuff is mental. No wonder trumpets wants to talk about Bengazhi again.


#2742

Is he though?

Id expect that the current lunacy across the States, if it continues, will allow Trump position himself as the Law and Order candidate in advance of November.

Although its possible that Biden may seek to ride a similar wave.

One thing for sure, the proponents of the current spate of madness are likely to preipitate a reactionary response.


#2743

Yeah this time he’s definitely finished. These are the ruinous allegations that will be shown not to be total horse shit.


#2744

I mean, he literally tweeted “LAW AND ORDER.” It’s not a secret playbook.


#2745

The bottom line: “I am hard pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by reelection calculations,” Bolton writes, according to the Post.

Must be the first and only President to have done that.


#2746

According to the New York Times, from an advance copy of Bolton’s book:

  • Mr. Trump asked Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, to buy a lot of American agricultural products to help him win farm states in this year’s election. Mr. Bolton writes that Mr. Trump was “pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win.”

  • Mr. Trump did not seem to know that Britain was a nuclear power and asked if Finland was a part of Russia. He never tired of assailing allied leaders and came closer to withdrawing the United States from NATO than previously known.

  • During Mr. Trump’s 2018 meeting with North Korea’s leader, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slipped Mr. Bolton a note disparaging the president with a vulgarity. A month later, Mr. Pompeo dismissed the president’s North Korea diplomacy as having “zero probability of success.”

  • According to an excerpt published by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump said Mr. Xi should go ahead with building internment camps for Uighurs, a Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang region. He said he thought it was “the right thing to do,” according to Mr. Bolton.


#2747

True or not whats likelihood of the usual suspects becoming more exercised by the possibility of Trump having said that, than by the fact that the Chinese run concentration camps for millions of people who are selected for placement on the basis of their ethno-eligious identity?


#2748

Fired in September…
Tittle-tattling in June.


#2749

Bolton was pure gold on Iraq under Bush junior.

Completely vindicated!

Trump should really have listened to Bolton on Iran.


#2750

Is this really that damaging for Trump ?

He tried to get China to buy American agricultural products? Really? He should be in trouble for not doing that.

The NK thing, nobody cares.

A lot of Americans could hardly point out Russia on a map, never mind Finland.

Do Americans care about Chinese internment camps?

There is plenty of more damaging stuff out there on Trump, I can’t see this sticking to him.


#2751

You might have missed this detail in the ruling previously quoted.

P. 10–11: “The Court holds that Secretary Clinton and Ms. Mills [Counselor and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton during her whole tenure as United States Secretary of State] cannot be questioned about the underlying actions taken after the Benghazi attack, but they may be questioned about their knowledge of the existence of any emails, documents, or text messages related to the Benghazi attack. Such inquiries would go to the adequacy of the search without expanding the parameters…Accordingly, the Court GRANTS IN PART AND DENIES IN PART this request.”


#2752

It’s high stakes, very high stakes, since former military can be re-called and face potential reprimand afaik, and Trump loves Big Stakes!

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#2753

Brad Parscale @parscale

Leftist @JoeBiden allies are desperate to stop

@realDonaldTrump from speaking to the American people. They’ll do anything to stop him, even suing to prevent people from hearing from their president. Despicable. It won’t work. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain




Lawyers sue to stop Trump’s Tulsa campaign rally over coronavirus fears
A group of Tulsa lawyers have filed a lawsuit to stop President Donald Trump from hosting a campaign rally in the Oklahoma city on Saturday unless the organizers agree to take steps to adhere to his…
cnn.com

7:03 PM · Jun 17, 2020·Twitter Web App

https://twitter.com/parscale/status/1273315269788778497


#2754

Dan Scavino on Bolton.

Dan Scavino @DanScavino

There is nothing worse than a disgruntled, arrogant, egotistical, and all around miserable warmonger who gets fired from their job, and goes to write a book with classified information — while being paid millions of dollars for it. Someone changed their tune, once he was FIRED!

117.8K views 0:05 / 1:01
4:37 AM · Jun 18, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Video here: https://twitter.com/DanScavino/status/1273459701116801024


#2755

The crazy thing is that Trump ever hired Bolton.
Bolton is and always was the ultra Neo Con. There never was a war that he didn’t want a part of. Anybody who listened to Trump would know he was an isolationist and the two were never going to get along.
It is dammning for Trump it that it shows how little attention he pays to reviewing new hires. Her has the attention of a gnat.
Suppoedly he saw him on Fox and liked what he said.
As for Bolton he is just a blowhard and self promoter. If he really wanted to hurt Trump he would have spoken up during the Impeachment trial. But of course his book wasn’t readt then.


#2756

Yeah great point. My own view is that he was probably talked into it by the generals and ‘interagency’.

Leaders can be over-advised when they should sometimes trust their instincts.

Hilary’s campaign is a case in point. When Bill Clinton voiced his judgement was that they were loosing blue collar voters her campaign manager Robby Mook reputedly told him that, “my data trumps your anecdotes”.


#2757

“Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer”, sometimes credited to Sun Tzu


#2758

That reminds me of an ex insider’s comment.
Everybody think Trump is playing some kind of 3d chess when really he just sitting there eating the pieces.