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September 23, 2019 at 6:18 pm #593Jon BGuest
Another example of President Trump thinking he is above the law, his Whistle Blower blather. Why doesn’t he have to turn over the report? Is he truly above the law? Is this what you supported him for? What about when Bernie gets elected? Do you really want him, or someone like him, to have all of the power you are willing to see Trump upsurp? Is that why you served? I served to preserve this country, not to cheer when someone destroys our institutions.September 23, 2019 at 8:29 pm #594P J BrounGuest
A life of fraud. That’s what Spanky has lived for himself and his family. He has done it all, from tax fraud, bank fraud, business deals, money laundering, business fronts, Charitable foundation, various other scams and his “bone spur” lie to avoid military service.
Combine that with his personal life and you have a man “chosen by God” according to the evangelical preachers that support him.
Spanky has the temperament of a badly spoiled and entitled child. He has little if any self control. He has to respond when slighted in any way. He is needy and must always be the center of attention. He is not knowledgeable on any subject and has a limited attention span.
When the Spanky era ends how will we remember it? Will it be factual or the “alternate reality” that he and his supporters prefer?September 25, 2019 at 10:40 am #596Jon BGuest
Now President Trump is threatening to hold his breath until he turns blue if the Dems don’t stop being mean to him.
We don’t have to worry about Trump shutting down the Legeslative process since McConnell has already done so. How many bills have the House passed that McConnell refuses to bring to the Senate Floor.
The Democrats are not the do nothing party, it is the GOP that only knows how to impede.September 28, 2019 at 1:58 pm #599Jon BGuest
Everyone is upset with the Whistleblower, why?
This person(s) works for the Government.
They saw something that didn’t seem right.
They reported it to their supervisor.
They did NOT call a press conference, send thier report to congress or anything else.
The followed procedure.
What were they suppose to do? Ignore it since it concerns Trump? Are they only suppose to only have concerns with Democrats?September 30, 2019 at 11:07 am #602Jon BGuest
Thanks to President Trump’s actions, now we have a change to MAGA.September 30, 2019 at 12:33 pm #603Jon BGuest
What would the GOP had said if 4 years ago Obama had threatened Civil War?
Would the GOP shrugged their shouders if Obama had withheld $400 million in foriegn aid unless said foriegn country investigated his political enimies?
What if Obama had threatened to charge the senior membership of the GOP with treason?
What if Obama had called a Whistle Blower against him a spy and called for his/her execution?October 2, 2019 at 12:11 pm #605Jon BGuest
How can Congress following the procedures from the Constitution and Laws be a Coup?October 3, 2019 at 10:51 am #606Jon BGuest
Great! President Trump just asked ANOTHER Country to investigate his political opponents.
Here is a controversial video from Rep. Adam Schiff’s full opening statement on the Whistleblower’s complaint. It is the best clip, that I’ve seen, that explains the Democrat’s complaint.October 5, 2019 at 2:11 pm #610Jon BGuest
Ever notice that all of the Immigration “reforms” would have prevented President Trump’s wife from entering the Country?October 8, 2019 at 1:26 pm #612Jon BGuest
Republican Senator Rob Portman released the press released linked below. This detailss a letter sent to Ukraine in Feb. 2016 about the removal of the Prosecuter President Trump caimed was removed because Bidens wanted it. The letter shows that the Bidens did want the prosecuter out. So did a variety of politicians on both sides of the aisle.
The CNN article on the topic:October 8, 2019 at 5:37 pm #613Jon BGuest
Why is the President above the law? What does he have to hide? His actions are not those of an innocent man. If he is innocent,why does he obstruct the investigation?October 16, 2019 at 1:39 pm #626Jon BGuest
“I view the situation on the Turkish border with Syria to be, for the United States, strategically brilliant. Our soldiers are out of there, they’re totally safe. They’ve got to work it out. Maybe they can do it without fighting.”
How is this acceptable?October 16, 2019 at 6:43 pm #627Jon BGuest
What kind of immoral cretin would try to ambush a grieving couple with their son’s killer? TrumpOctober 17, 2019 at 6:46 pm #630Jon BGuest
President Trum confessed to an impeachable act and Mulvaney hs confirmed it? Wow!October 23, 2019 at 4:41 pm #635Jon BGuest
So, is this acceptable as well? Is National Security not as important as politics?
Aside from disrupting the testimony of a DoD official shedding light on the President’s attempts to extort a sham investigation into the child of his most feared political rival by withholding military aid that Congress gave to resist a Russian invasion…
Storming the SCIF without respecting the security protocols that require people to leave their electronic devices *outside* the space, is actually compromising our national security.
First, the SCIF itself is a secure facility designed to prevent electronic eavesdropping so members of Congress can receive highly classified information about how the nation collects information on its adversaries, and on *very* sensitive intelligence operations.
Foreign adversaries are constantly trying to figure out what goes on inside those rooms to figure out what the US knows about them, to out US high-level sources in their governments, to know what the US government knows and use it against us.
The facilities are carefully designed and controlled to ensure that electronic signals, surveillance methods, or other listening devices do not compromise the information discussed in these rooms. I will not, for obvious reasons, go into details.
Bringing electronic devices into a SCIF, and this SCIF in particular is *very* problematic, especially when done by members of Congress.Because Members of Congress (and their electronic devices) are high-value targets for compromise by foreign intelligence services.
Members of Congress have access to a wide range of sensitive information, including, in the case of these members, conversations with the President of the United States. They travel internationally, receive emails from the public, and meet with foreign dignitaries.
As politicians, they’re also highly sensitive to revelations of derogatory information, which means that foreign adversaries are very interested in collecting same.
They also tend to be lax in their security protocols. This means they may not know they have been compromised. For example, their phones can be turned into listening devices without their knowledge.
This is why outside HPSCI there is a security guard and a series of cabinets for people to leave (and lock) their electronic devices while they are inside the room. Failure to follow this protocol can violate the security of the entire SCIF.
After an incident like this happens, countermeasures have to be taken to ensure the SCIF is not compromised. It is a time-consuming, technical process, which again, I will not discuss.
But in “storming the SCIF” without observing the security protocols, Rep. Gaetz et al, endangered our national security & demonstrated they care more about a political stunt than protecting intelligence information. I cannot emphasize enough how serious this is.
To ensure that the information was secure, the members should give over their electronic devices for scanning to ensure no malware was on them, and that they have not compromised the SCIF.If they don’t want to give them up, they should have checked them before entering.