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Thursday, October 18, 2018

President Donald Trump told the Associated Press that he has a "natural instinct for science" that informs his understanding of climate change and allows him to see through the political bias that he accused some scientists of holding.

In his interview, published Wednesday, the president reiterated his belief that the climate is changing but argued that the climate "goes back and forth, back and forth."

He claimed that scientists are divided on whether climate change is the result of human activity, even though the vast majority of climate scientists believe that it is.

It is becoming increasingly clear that, in the language of business schools, the Trump Organization's core competency is in profiting from misrepresentation and deceit and, potentially, fraud.

This month, two incredible investigative stories have given us an opportunity to lift the hood of the Trump Organization, look inside, and begin to understand what the business of this unusual company actually is.

It is not a happy picture.

While we were all watching the Rosenstein crisis unfold, Trump was laying the groundwork for the biggest assault yet on the Mueller investigation: he aims to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a little-known political ally -- Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker.

Make no mistake -- a Whitaker Justice Department would be a Trump Political Protection Plan.

His record as a Republican operative and even in his time at the Justice Department make it clear, Whitaker would be the president's willing choice to oversee and sabotage the special counsel's investigation to the president's liking.

To shield himself from future conflict charges, Mr. Scott, who is now running to unseat the incumbent senator Bill Nelson, created a $73.8 million investment account that he called a blind trust. But an examination of Mr. Scott's finances shows that his trust has been blind in name only.

There have been numerous ways for him to have knowledge about his holdings: Among other things, he transferred many assets to his wife and neither "blinded" nor disclosed them. And their investments have included corporations, partnerships and funds that stood to benefit from his administration's actions.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.


New from us: Republicans are responsible for more than 100% of the deficit.
Bobby BOO!th Kogan


Including ensuing interest payments, in FY2018:

The Bush tax cuts cost $488 bn
The Trump tax cuts cost $164 bn
The overseas wars cost $127 bn
The base defense increases post 9/11 cost $156 bn

If not for those, the deficit of $779 billion would have been a surplus of $156 bn. .


Plagiarifidian didn't include a link to that because it's from a rwing white supremacist.... like himself.


Steven Ernest "Steve" Sailer is an American journalist, blogger, movie critic, a former correspondent for UPI and a columnist for Taki's Magazine and VDARE.com, which has been associated with white supremacy, white nationalism, and the alt-right.


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