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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:21 pm
 


Trump again abuses his office to personally enrich himself at the expense of taxpayers, and this time also the FBI.

FBI has been carefully planning and preparing to move its HQ from its current crumbling building. However Trump hotel is kitty-corner and they are concerned that a competing hotel will buy the FBI’s premium lot. Presidents usually don’t get involved in these kind of decisions but the Criminal in Chief has been meddling.

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Trump more involved in stopping FBI HQ move than previously known, emails show

Washington (CNN) — President Donald Trump was more instrumental than previously known in scrapping plans to move the FBI headquarters out of Washington to the DC suburbs, according to newly released internal government emails.

President Donald J. Trump meets with White House Legislative Affairs staffers, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Bogthosian)

President Donald J. Trump meets with White House Legislative Affairs staffers, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Bogthosian)

The decision could have financial benefits for the President, whose own hotel is located a block away, critics say.

The documents were released Thursday by House Democrats in a letter to General Services Administrator Emily Murphy that suggests she misled Congress about the President's involvement.

Related Article: Read the Democrats' letter and emails about President Trump and the FBI building
"New documents provided to the Oversight Committee indicate that President Trump met personally with you, the FBI, and White House officials on January 24, 2018, where he was directly involved with the decision to abandon the long-term relocation plan and instead move ahead with the more expensive proposal to construct a new building on the same site, and thereby prevent Trump Hotel competitors from acquiring the land," states the letter by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and other senior Democrats.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that the "House Democrats have it all wrong."

"The President wanted to save the government money and also the FBI leadership did not want to move its headquarters," she told CNN in a statement.

A financial analysis conducted by the GSA's inspector general, however, concluded that constructing a new FBI building in downtown DC "would actually be more costly" than relocating the bureau.
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Pop quiz: Suppose you were a president trying to get past an embarrassing story about sex with a porn star named Stormy, and you finally get one tiny win in what will undoubtedly be litigation that runs longer than “Game of Thrones.” Would you:

A) Pretend nothing is happening and confine all your public comments to that exciting new plan for across-the-board budget cuts.

B) Take your wife on a vacation in which you will actually be seen spending time together.

C) Launch a tweet vowing to “go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer.”

Well, yeah, C.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:24 am
 


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Trump again abuses his office to personally enrich himself at the expense of taxpayers, and this time also the FBI.


Blaming President Trump for a lack of funding from the Obama Administration? :roll:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover_Building

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By 2012, the J. Edgar Hoover Building was nearing the end of its useful lifespan, suffering from deterioration due to deferred maintenance and mediocre design. The FBI, General Services Administration, and Government Accountability Office agreed that the building was no longer appropriate for the FBI, but the cost of building a new headquarters led to inaction for several years.[1] Plans were made to relocate the FBI's headquarters elsewhere, but those plans were abandoned in 2017 due to a lack of funding for a new headquarters building.[2][3]


And who wrote the 2017 budget?

Obama.


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Pop quiz: Suppose you were a president trying to get past an embarrassing story about sex with a porn star named Stormy, and you finally get one tiny win in what will undoubtedly be litigation that runs longer than “Game of Thrones.” Would you:

A) Pretend nothing is happening and confine all your public comments to that exciting new plan for across-the-board budget cuts.

B) Take your wife on a vacation in which you will actually be seen spending time together.

C) Launch a tweet vowing to “go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer.”

Well, yeah, C.


The Horseface Chronicles


Trump has learned from the leftists attacking him not to defend himself from attacks but to attack the attacker.

A strategy I've long endorsed myself.


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AKA "she's an evil whore for letting me fuck her, but I'm a genuine hero for the two-pumps-and-done session my fungus-dick had with her". All righty then....


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AKA "she's an evil whore for letting me fuck her, but I'm a genuine hero for the two-pumps-and-done session my fungus-dick had with her". All righty then....


"She's a Horseface now, but not when I was cheating on my beautiful wife with her . . "


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DrCaleb wrote:
Thanos wrote:
AKA "she's an evil whore for letting me fuck her, but I'm a genuine hero for the two-pumps-and-done session my fungus-dick had with her". All righty then....


"She's a Horseface now, but not when I was cheating on my beautiful wife with her . . "



"Of course I want to bang every porn star I meet. Treat them like they're people though? What are you, some sort of faggot?"


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BeaverFever wrote:
Trump again abuses his office to personally enrich himself at the expense of taxpayers, and this time also the FBI.


Blaming President Trump for a lack of funding from the Obama Administration? :roll:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover_Building

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By 2012, the J. Edgar Hoover Building was nearing the end of its useful lifespan, suffering from deterioration due to deferred maintenance and mediocre design. The FBI, General Services Administration, and Government Accountability Office agreed that the building was no longer appropriate for the FBI, but the cost of building a new headquarters led to inaction for several years.[1] Plans were made to relocate the FBI's headquarters elsewhere, but those plans were abandoned in 2017 due to a lack of funding for a new headquarters building.[2][3]


And who wrote the 2017 budget?

Obama.



Congress writes the budget actually.

And who controls Congress?

Republicans.

Must be embarrassing to have to be educated on your own government by a Canadian

Specifically, Obama requested $1.4B for this project and Congress only gave $523M. But the FBI was going to proceed, using the profits from selling its prime location to cover the difference the cost of the less expensive suburban location. But once Trump fired Comey, who was behind the relocation plan, Trump began meddling to enrich himself.

But once
https://www.npr.org/2017/07/11/53669170 ... new-fbi-hq

Trump is a self-dealing crook.


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BartSimpson wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
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Pop quiz: Suppose you were a president trying to get past an embarrassing story about sex with a porn star named Stormy, and you finally get one tiny win in what will undoubtedly be litigation that runs longer than “Game of Thrones.” Would you:

A) Pretend nothing is happening and confine all your public comments to that exciting new plan for across-the-board budget cuts.

B) Take your wife on a vacation in which you will actually be seen spending time together.

C) Launch a tweet vowing to “go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer.”

Well, yeah, C.


The Horseface Chronicles


Trump has learned from the leftists attacking him not to defend himself from attacks but to attack the attacker.

A strategy I've long endorsed myself.



You say that as if there was a time when he wasn’t attacking people. He’s been a belligerent piece of shit since the day he was born and you know it. He’s not the victim he’s the perp. He’s not the retaliator he’s the instigator. And you know that too.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:53 am
 


BeaverFever wrote:

Specifically, Obama requested $1.4B for this project and Congress only gave $523M. But the FBI was going to proceed, using the profits from selling its prime location to cover the difference the cost of the less expensive suburban location. But once Trump fired Comey, who was behind the relocation plan, Trump began meddling to enrich himself.

But once
https://www.npr.org/2017/07/11/53669170 ... new-fbi-hq

Trump is a self-dealing crook.



https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gsa-de ... bi-hq-move

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GSA denies Democratic claims that Trump intervened to stop FBI HQ move

Five House Democrats alleged Thursday that President Trump had personally ordered that the FBI headquarters remain in downtown Washington so that a potential competitor could not develop the site, a claim the agency which manages real estate for the federal government dismissed as "inaccurate."

In a letter, Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland; Gerry Connolly of Virginia; Dina Titus of Nevada; Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Mike Quigley of Illinois claimed Trump was "directly involved with the decision to abandon the long-term relocation plan and instead move ahead with the more expensive proposal to construct a new building on the same site, and thereby prevent Trump Hotel competitors from acquiring the land."

The letter cites correspondence from a senior official at the federal General Services Administration (GSA) who outlined a January Oval Office meeting and described the headquarters decision as "what POTUS directed everyone to do." Another email describes steps that will be "necessary to deliver the project the president wants on the timetable he wants it done."

In a written statement, the GSA said that "the leadership team at the FBI made the decision to keep its headquarters at the current Pennsylvania Avenue location. A number of emails referenced in today’s congressional letter are taken out of context and refer to the project's funding approach, not the location decision.

"Suggestions that those emails indicate presidential involvement in the location decision are inaccurate," the statement added.

An inspector general's report released earlier this year revealed that Trump participated in meetings in which the FBI headquarters issue was discussed, but offered no conclusions about whether the president pushed to keep the headquarters downtown. The watchdog noted that GSA employees were instructed not to discuss any statements Trump made at those meetings.

The correspondence cited by Democrats was also available to the inspector general, but Democrats are attaching more significance to the letters than the IG did.

Trump owns a downtown hotel across the street from FBI headquarters that could face competition if the FBI's current location is opened to private redevelopment, which could include another hotel. Before running for office, Trump expressed interest in redeveloping the property himself.

Officials in suburban Maryland and Virginia have long competed to be chosen as the site for a potential new FBI headquarters in the Washington D.C. suburbs. Such a project could bring more than 10,000 jobs.

Connolly, whose district covers a wide swath of northern Virginia, said Thursday that the letters represent significant circumstantial evidence, given the overall context of the project. For more than a decade, Connolly said, the plan to move FBI headquarters to the suburbs was widely accepted as the most logical alternative. The current J. Edgar Hoover building, built in 1974, is crumbling badly. The space is not big enough to consolidate all FBI personnel, and modern security requirements impose building restrictions that would be extremely difficult to meet at the existing location, Connolly said. Advocates of a suburban location say it would be less expensive and more efficient.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:14 am
 


Trump's new election message:

Jobs Not Mobs

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BartSimpson wrote:
BeaverFever wrote:
Hi I am a CNN NPC .


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[b]GSA denies Democratic claims




So it's just CNN and BF lying again.

Never thought it was possible. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:39 pm
 


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So the other day in a tweet Trump calls Stormy “Horseface”.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/16/politi ... ogle.ca%2F

The President of United States, who has 5 kids with 3 different wives, is publicly feuding with the porn star he cheated on his third wife with, after she gave birth to his fifth kid. And he publicly called her “Horseface”. The President of the United States ladies and gentlemen. Just let that sink in.

The Republicans have disgraced and dishonoured the Presidency beyond all limits.

Sometimes it's hard to remember that he is the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world when he uses social media, FFS, to call people stupid names, pretty much behaving like a schoolyard bully.

It's getting more ridiculous every day and even the jokes are getting repetitive and tiring.

I certainly hope that in the next US election the American voters are provided with actual legitimate choices for the next president as they, and the rest of the world, deserve better than this.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:03 pm
 


BartSimpson wrote:
BeaverFever wrote:

Specifically, Obama requested $1.4B for this project and Congress only gave $523M. But the FBI was going to proceed, using the profits from selling its prime location to cover the difference the cost of the less expensive suburban location. But once Trump fired Comey, who was behind the relocation plan, Trump began meddling to enrich himself.

But once
https://www.npr.org/2017/07/11/53669170 ... new-fbi-hq

Trump is a self-dealing crook.



https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gsa-de ... bi-hq-move

Quote:
GSA denies Democratic claims that Trump intervened to stop FBI HQ move

Five House Democrats alleged Thursday that President Trump had personally ordered that the FBI headquarters remain in downtown Washington so that a potential competitor could not develop the site, a claim the agency which manages real estate for the federal government dismissed as "inaccurate."

In a letter, Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland; Gerry Connolly of Virginia; Dina Titus of Nevada; Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Mike Quigley of Illinois claimed Trump was "directly involved with the decision to abandon the long-term relocation plan and instead move ahead with the more expensive proposal to construct a new building on the same site, and thereby prevent Trump Hotel competitors from acquiring the land."

The letter cites correspondence from a senior official at the federal General Services Administration (GSA) who outlined a January Oval Office meeting and described the headquarters decision as "what POTUS directed everyone to do." Another email describes steps that will be "necessary to deliver the project the president wants on the timetable he wants it done."

In a written statement, the GSA said that "the leadership team at the FBI made the decision to keep its headquarters at the current Pennsylvania Avenue location. A number of emails referenced in today’s congressional letter are taken out of context and refer to the project's funding approach, not the location decision.

"Suggestions that those emails indicate presidential involvement in the location decision are inaccurate," the statement added.

An inspector general's report released earlier this year revealed that Trump participated in meetings in which the FBI headquarters issue was discussed, but offered no conclusions about whether the president pushed to keep the headquarters downtown. The watchdog noted that GSA employees were instructed not to discuss any statements Trump made at those meetings.

The correspondence cited by Democrats was also available to the inspector general, but Democrats are attaching more significance to the letters than the IG did.

Trump owns a downtown hotel across the street from FBI headquarters that could face competition if the FBI's current location is opened to private redevelopment, which could include another hotel. Before running for office, Trump expressed interest in redeveloping the property himself.

Officials in suburban Maryland and Virginia have long competed to be chosen as the site for a potential new FBI headquarters in the Washington D.C. suburbs. Such a project could bring more than 10,000 jobs.

Connolly, whose district covers a wide swath of northern Virginia, said Thursday that the letters represent significant circumstantial evidence, given the overall context of the project. For more than a decade, Connolly said, the plan to move FBI headquarters to the suburbs was widely accepted as the most logical alternative. The current J. Edgar Hoover building, built in 1974, is crumbling badly. The space is not big enough to consolidate all FBI personnel, and modern security requirements impose building restrictions that would be extremely difficult to meet at the existing location, Connolly said. Advocates of a suburban location say it would be less expensive and more efficient.



A gag order specifically preventing GAO employees from describing Trumps role. The “FBI Leadership” being the one Trump put in place after firing the previous guy. The GAO claiming their comments about being directed by Trump are taken out of context but won’t show proof of that context. Nobody believes anything anyone in this administration says, at this point they’re all liars ir scared for their jobs.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:04 pm
 


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Sometimes it's hard to remember that he is the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world when he uses social media, FFS, to call people stupid names, pretty much behaving like a schoolyard bully.

It's getting more ridiculous every day and even the jokes are getting repetitive and tiring.

I certainly hope that in the next US election the American voters are provided with actual legitimate choices for the next president as they, and the rest of the world, deserve better than this.


Trump is using social media and he's effective at reaching younger people who don't GAF about the dinosaur media (newspapers & TV).

As to his boorishness? It's a breath of fresh air to some of us who are soooo tired of endless streams of bullshit flowing from official government spokespeople and press releases.

It's catching on, if you haven't noticed. I personally think this is a good thing because politicians are being compelled to speak more openly and honestly because people are now emboldened to call them out on their bullshit.

Not that I agree with everything Trump does. I don't. But he has changed the political scene for the better and after we get past this adjustment period where the left has to get used to people calling a turd a turd again then we'll be fine.


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