New York - For almost as long as anyone can remember, people have been asking Donald Trump to release his taxes. During the presidential election campaign, the New York tycoon said he would happily release them, once they had finished being audited by the Inland Revenue Service. But as time went by, Mr Trump seemed more and more reluctant to do so, especially after the New York Times obtained a return from 1996 that suggested he may have paid no federal income tax that year whatsoever. The White House made clear he would not making them available and Mr Trump
Comments: Yep that´s it. Trump knew in advance that the reporter would run to Madcow, she would bungle the reporting of it, and the public would just shrug.
Nope. Clintonista released it. Consider this: Maddow´s Twitter feed was exploding with fellow media travelers whooping it up over her ´scoop´ and couldn´t believe she got ´the get´.
20 minutes in, people start to think that this hyperbole was going to reveal the end all and be all to ´get Trump´.
Not one minute after her reveal, every blue checked account just lambasted her, with Rosie O´Donnell being the first.
If they were able to see that this was garbage, even WITH the long drawn out connect-the-dots-that-aren´t-there, why couldn´t Johnson and Maddow?
Why did these two supposedly look at these two documents and proclaim this breaking news and a big deal?
Because someone they trusted gave them the documents and they took that person´s word and reputation and believed it. Unquestionably. The person who provided it had such authority that rational thought went out the window.
That is why, when viewed by a third parties, it didn´t hold up.
No, this was not dropped off anonymously in Johnson´s mailbox.
#3 makes some very persuasive points. Until right now, I was pretty certain Trump or Bannon masterminded the setup to make NBC look idiotic. But I do agree with #3´s point that Maddow/Johnson surely HAD to know going in that there was not much "there" there in the 2 pages. So it´s reasonable to wonder why they proceeded to humiliate themselves? It makes sense that they did it because they had complete, 100% faith in whoever gave them the documents and that their trust in the leaker overrode all logic and reasoning. I read somewhere that these tax returns had been held since JUL and not released until now? If that´s true, we should also be wondering about the timing of the release.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock at the attack in which four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday, and she said her thoughts were with the British people and everyone in the capital. In the attack close to the British parliament a car plowed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman, in what police called a terrorist incident. (Snip) "Although the background to these incidents still needs to be exactly clarified, I confirm on behalf of Germany and its citizens that we stand firmly and resolutely by Britain´s side when it comes to
Today´s incident in Parliament comes on the one-year anniversary of the deadly Brussels airport attack. Armed cops swarmed around the Palace of Westminster this afternoon amid reports of gunfire and several people lying wounded in the street. Up to a dozen innocent pedestrians were mowed down by a vehicle on Westminster Bridge which then crashed into the gates outside Parliament. The incident had chilling echoes of Lee Rigby’s killingand the Nice lorry attack. Shocking pictures showed people lying stricken on the floor while paramedics worked on them as cops confirmed they were treating the incident as a terror attack. The incident, which
Sears Holdings Corp. acknowledged “substantial doubt” about its ability to keep operating, raising fresh concerns about a company that has lost more than $10 billion in recent years. The retailer added so-called going-concern language to its latest annual report filing, suggesting that weak earnings have cast a pall on its future as a business. “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” the Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company said in the filing. But the company added that its comeback plan may help mitigate the concerns, “satisfying our estimated liquidity needs
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA - Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday. (Snip) There has been broad bipartisan support for high levels of legal immigration for decades in Canada. But Trudeau has come under pressure over the flow of the illegal migrants. He is questioned about it every time he appears in parliament, from opponents on the left, who want more asylum-seekers to be allowed in, and
With Democrats facing tough prospects in the midterm elections, will they also have to worry about primary challenges from their left flank? During his presidential campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders never quite decided whether his "political revolution" could coexist with the Democratic Party or needed to overthrow it. Now, Sanders is one of the most popular political figures in the country and the activists he galvanized have gone on to start new groups, join old ones, or run electoral campaigns. The path of Sanders´ former staffers reflects the split in his movement, and the some are already galvanizing for the 2018
WASHINGTON — When it comes to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, Senate Democrats appear to have two options: Get out of the way or get run over. Senate Republicans’ enthusiastic backing of President Trump’s nominee ensures majority support even before the confirmation hearing begins Monday. But the Republicans also hope that enough Democrats are won over by Judge Gorsuch — or recognize the inevitability of his confirmation — that they join in efforts to head off an explosive showdown over a filibuster. Should Democrats ultimately deny the judge the necessary backing to clear the way for
CHICAGO -- Police warn CTA commuters who take the Red Line to look out for thieves. There have been three robberies this week. During the robbery, three-to-four offenders approach the victims outside of a CTA Red Line Station or on the train. One asks a question to distract the rider -- then the others punch the victim in the face multiple times and goes through their pockets or purse. Two of the robberies happened just after 1 a.m. Friday; the first incident in the 100 block of West Adams -- then 20 minutes later again, in the 100 block of West Van Buren.
It seemed a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick. Barely a week had gone by in free agency. With one exception — albeit a grotesque, borderline-obscene one — not many quarterbacks had been coming off of the market. Bleacher Report’s Friday story on how front-office types still want nothing to do with him for his protests during the national anthem shined another light on it. (Snip) Come on. Stop it. Do not ever say Colin Kaepernick can´t get a job because he´s not good enough. Think of a better excuse. Think of a better lie.
Tabloid titan Jimmy Breslin — the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Daily News’ columns championing ordinary New Yorkers — has died, according to two friends of his family. He was 86. The cause of death was not immediately released. The curmudgeonly ink-stained wretch — whose velvety and witty writing style uplifted the downtrodden and eviscerated the scoundrels — crafted scores of columns for The News, Newsday, the New York Herald Tribune and New York Journal American. For more than 40 years, James Earl Breslin was a newspaper reporter New Yorkers trusted and clamored to read,
BOULDER, Colo. — A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder spells out the suggestion that the first letter of your last name may determine your success in life. According to the study, which examines “alphabetism,” people with surnames beginning with a letter in the last half of the alphabet may face a tougher time academically, landing a first job and getting through life in general. The study, published last month, is not necessarily grounded in indisputable science. One of the lead researchers in the study said the results, however, were surprising. “Statistically, we were looking at two people
NEW YORK - An aspiring model has died after being hit by a train in Texas on what was her first photoshoot. The family shared a photograph of the 19-year-old pregnant woman moments before the incident. Authorities said Thompson was standing between two sets of tracks on Friday in Navasota when a BNSF Railway train approached. She moved out of the way of the train but was apparently unaware that a Union Pacific train was coming in the opposite direction on the other tracks and was struck. Hakamie Stevenson told The Eagle newspaper that her daughter, Fredzania Thompson, attended Blinn
Troops at Paris´ Orly airport on Saturday shot dead a man who tried to grab a female soldier´s weapon, triggering a major security alert that shut down the airport, leaving thousands stranded. The incident comes as France remains on high alert following a series of jihadist attacks that have claimed over 230 lives since January 2015. Prosecutors said they had opened an anti-terror investigation. France goes to the polls on April 23 in the first round of a two-stage presidential election in which security is one of the main issues on voters´ minds. The shooting took place on the second
California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said that she´s ready to impeach President Trump on his 61st day in office. "Get ready for impeachment," Waters tweeted. (Tweet) It´s unknown if Waters was referring to a specific reason to impeach Trump or was just making a general statement. The tweet comes a day after FBI Director James Comey revealed the bureau is looking into any possible contacts between Trump´s campaign and the Russian influence campaign on the presidential campaign. The intelligence community has reported in the past The Kremlin worked against Hillary Clinton´s election and developed a preference for Trump.
Last week, the British intelligence agency GCHQ took the rare step of debunking as “utterly ridiculous” the Trump administration’s insinuation that Britain spied on Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. On Monday, FBI Director James B. Comey testified plainly that “I have no information that supports” President Trump’s accusations that his predecessor ordered the “wires tapped” at Trump Tower. These false statements from the White House are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior that poses real and potentially profound dangers to U.S. national security. The foundation of the United States’ unrivaled global leadership rests only in part on our military
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Armed Police have opened fire and shot an intruder inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament amid reports a car drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Several shots were fired at around 2.35pm moments after a loud bang was heard near the grounds of Parliament. Three bodies were visible on the floor outside Parliament and the Palace was placed on an immediate lock down. Others were seen lying in the road on Westminster Bridge, where reports suggest around six people were knocked down by a car. Prime Minister Theresa May is said to have been bundled into a car by a plain-clothes police
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As Republicans hail Judge Neil Gorsuch as an "outstanding" Supreme Court nominee, Democrats are lining up against him for partisan reasons. "My view is very simple," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday. "And that is, there is a cloud now hanging over the head of the president, and while that´s happening, to have a lifetime appointment made by this president seems unseemly, and there ought to be delay." (Video) (Earlier Tuesday, in remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer said it would be "unseemly" to move forward so fast with confirming Gorsuch while the "gray
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State Waste: The Golden State´s vaunted bullet-train project, planned to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles, may be in its financial death throes. If so, it´s probably the best fiscal news for the Golden State in years. To say that Gov. Jerry Brown´s pet project, the so-called high-speed train, is troubled would be an understatement. From the very beginning, it has been a testament to political hubris, fiscal irresponsibility, outright lies and abysmal planning. The bullet train idea was floated on a blustery gust of political promises in 2008, when proponents put the high-speed rail to the state´s voters in