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    Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; claims he is being targeted

    First off, he didn't violate a law. It was a rule of the FBI. Not a law. Second, Sessions had previously promised to recuse himself from all matters involving the Clinton investigation. He broke that promise. Third, you have to be really naive not to believe that Trump was sending a message that anyone who crossed him would have his or her actions subjected to the minutest investigation. The timing of his firing - to deny him a full pension - is repulsive even to Republicans. Or do you believe that Trump was angered by McCabe's actions - actions that actually hurt the Clinton campaign? Trump was indignant about the unfair treatment of Hillary Clinton by McCabe? Naive much? Here are a couple of tweets from Trump: Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!! 3:30 AM - Dec 24, 2017 Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got.... 8:48 PM - Jul 26, 2017
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    Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; claims he is being targeted

    If you saw a foreign leader insulting the head of his law enforcement agency and calling for investigations, prosecutions, and incarceration for his political opponents, would that strike you as good governance? And you just categorize this kind of thing as PC incorrect? It's the kind of behavior that' people from developted nations once expected from the leaders of banana republics where the rule of law is weak but not from a constitutional democracy based on respect for law.
  3. f so, he should get in line behind Trump. Way behind Trump.
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    Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; claims he is being targeted

    The problem is that all these investigations are tainted by Trump's calling for them and insulting and threatening Sessions. His behavior in this matter, as in many others, is blatantly unethical.
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    Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; claims he is being targeted

    Except of course McCabe's firing had nothing to do with Trump and actually was about alleged actions he took that hurt Clinton. So much for his alleged pro-Democratic prejudice.
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    Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; claims he is being targeted

    "McCabe acted improperly enough that it is possible to justify his termination. But Trump and Sessions have acted improperly enough that it is hard to trust the process that led to McCabe’s termination, or to believe that this is anything but what it looks like: an effort to punish and humiliate a perceived political enemy, and to send a message to others who might investigate Trump that they do so at their peril. This is the problem with a White House occupied by a vengeful chief executive who has little respect for institutional independence, rule of law, or government transparency." https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/17/17133284/donald-trump-andrew-mccabe-jeff-sessions-fired-former-fbi-director
  7. And you apparently don't despise vermin who blatantly lie. But the point you raised was a legal one and you could do worse (and probably will) than read the analysis I linked to.
  8. Syria war: Turkey-backed forces oust Kurds from heart of Afrin "Turkish-backed forces have taken full control of the centre of the Syrian-Kurdish city of Afrin. Fighters waved flags and tore down the statue of a legendary Kurdish figure after claiming the city centre on Sunday. The two-month Turkish-led operation aimed to rid the border region of a Kurdish militia that Turkey considers a terrorist group." http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43447624 tenuouser and tenuouser
  9. Simplisitic explanations are always the best when it comes to contract law. Except when they're not, which is virtually always.
  10. Looks like the ice is even thinner under Trump? Or is it Cohen? A Legal Screw-Up by Michael Cohen Should Give Stormy Daniels the Right to Tell Her Story https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/03/a-legal-screw-up-by-michael-cohen-should-give-stormy-daniels-the-right-to-tell-her-story.html
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    Former FBI No.2 McCabe fired; claims he is being targeted

    It would be one thing if the President had repeatedly insulted McCabe, called for an investigation, and threatened his Attorney General. But since none of that could possibly have happened, your point is unimpeachable.
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    Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russia probe

    As for CNN's credibility, clearly you don't get the difference between making predictions and reporting facts. As for Assange, On March 17, 2017, WikiLeaks tweeted that it had never communicated with Roger Stone, a longtime confidante and informal adviser to President Donald Trump. In his interview with the House Intelligence Committee last September, Stone, who testified under oath, told lawmakers that he had communicated with WikiLeaks via an Private Twitter messages obtained by The Atlantic show that Stone and WikiLeaks, a radical-transparency group, communicated directly on October 13, 2016—and that WikiLeaks sought to keep its channel to Stone open after Trump won the election.“intermediary,” whom he identified only as a “journalist.”... https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/roger-stones-secret-messages-with-wikileaks/554432/
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    Republicans sound alarm as Democrats claim Pennsylvania win

    The Democrats who oppose Pelosi and Schumer are going to win because their Republican opponents support Pelosi and Schumer? Or because these Democrats agree with Republicans about Pelosi and Schumer and therefore the electorate will reward them despite the fact, that in your view, that the electorate mostly supports the right wing agenda championed by Republicans? And t the way Pennsylvanians way showed support for Trump, who campaigned in person for Saccone, was by voting for Lamb?
  14. Your evaluation of the Turkish stratetic position in Afrin is at odds with the reports I've read. Perhaps you would share the sources you drew on to for your evaluation. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for you to produce them. Here's what sounds like a knowledgeable take on the situation. https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/turkey-afrin-syria-iran-kurds-ypg-pkk-olive-branch-invasion As for the ultimate outcome of the Turkish incursion, we'll just have to wait and see. There are reports coming in of ethnic cleansing and the settling of Turkmen and Syrian Arabs in formerly Kurdish villages. I haven't seen reports from journalists I consider to be objective about the reality of that cleansing yet Once again, it's you against the world in your evaluation of now the Turks view YPG. To them, YPG and PKK are the same thing. And to their way of thinking, and not entirely unreasonably, that is an existential threat to the Turkish nation as presently constituted. But to fair to you, I'm going to keep looking for some reasonably knowledgeable observer who supports your view. When I find that person, I'll share it with you so your position won't have to be such a lonely one.
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    SURVEY: Do you want Trump to finish his first term?

    There is another process for doing that called creating a new amendment or something like that. The point is you don't need a constitutional convention to change the constitution. In point of fact, the constitution has been amended many times but not once by a constitutional convention.