Category Archives: Clown

Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened. – The New York Times – Trump pads cell for Mannyboy

He is now likely to be held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal detention center in Lower Manhattan, while he awaits trial. He may also remain at the federal prison in Loretto, Penn., where he is serving his sentence, and brought to New York for hearings, according to the people with knowledge of the matter. The former Justice Department officials and current state prosecutors, who regularly handled the transfer of federal inmates to state custody, said they were surprised that the second-highest official in the Justice Department would take an interest in the case. The decision is usually made by the warden at the prison where the inmate is being held. Justice Department officials were unable to say who made the decision in Mr. Manafort’s case; the Bureau of Prisons, which is part of the Justice Department, did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump claims he wouldn’t have allowed CIA to recruit Kim Jong-un’s relatives | World news | The Guardian “WTF?”

“I saw the information about the CIA with respect to his brother, or half-brother, and I would tell him that would not happen under my auspice that’s for sure. I wouldn’t let that happen under my auspices,” Trump said.

Source: Trump claims he wouldn’t have allowed CIA to recruit Kim Jong-un’s relatives | World news | The Guardian

Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the Opposite. — ProPublica

Chicken farmers who considered themselves staunch Trump supporters say their worsening circumstances since he took office are making them reconsider their votes. Mike Weaver, a West Virginia farmer, said he gave up raising chickens this year after the company wanted him to waive his right to sue — something the Obama administration’s rules would have prevented. “I made excuses for him for a while, thinking he’s going to eventually get a grasp on the dire situation small family farmers are in,” Weaver said of Trump. “It hasn’t happened yet. If it doesn’t happen by the next election, I’m going to tell everybody some of the promises he made were never kept and I don’t see it changing.”

Source: Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the Opposite. — ProPublica

Trump likens Irish border to wall between US and Mexico | US news | The Guardian Translation: he does not have a clue what he is talking about

Trump echoed their confidence in Shannon. “There are a lot of good minds thinking about how to do it and it’s going to be just fine. It ultimately could even be very, very good for Ireland. The border will work out.”

Source: Trump likens Irish border to wall between US and Mexico | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump is Very Invested in Painting Nancy Pelosi as Frail and Failing – “Trump using obviously faked video!”

The Fox Business clip came shortly after another widely circulated—and doctored—video of Pelosi, which was slowed down by 25 percent and voice manipulated to make it appear that she was slurring her words to imply that she was drunk. (As Pelosi’s daughter Christine dryly noted on Twitter, her mom doesn’t even drink.) The video quickly spread through conservative, rightwing social media accounts on Thursday, racking up millions of views and tens of thousands of comments. In a tweet that has since been deleted, human piranha Rudy Giuliani posted the video and asked, “What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre.” (On Friday morning, Giuliani attempted to apologize for sharing the video in a tweet that is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors and is certainly… something.)

Source: Donald Trump is Very Invested in Painting Nancy Pelosi as Frail and Failing

Ben Carson is Either a Liar or an Idiot or Both

HUD’s move on Wednesday was widely criticized by advocates. “It completely guts the Equal Access Rule,” said Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, to the Washington Post. “The Trump administration is, once again, targeting the most vulnerable trans people by empowering shelters to turn people away and deny them equal access to services.” But it’s perfectly in line with the Trump administration’s attacks on the rights of trans people.

Source: Ben Carson is Either a Liar or an Idiot or Both

Austrian vice-chancellor resigns over secret video footage | World news | The Guardian

In the video, Strache, whose party’s first leader was a former SS officer, also ponders the part-privatisation of Austria’s public broadcaster, saying it should be more like the pro-government mouthpiece state media has become in neighbouring Hungary. He also appeared to suggest political donations might be made through a foundation with links to the FPO rather than the party itself, apparently in order to escape legal scrutiny.

Source: Austrian vice-chancellor resigns over secret video footage | World news | The Guardian