As the News Blender reported well connected financier Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with sex trafficking minors, the indictment was released Monday, following his arrest on Saturday.
10 days from now on July 17th, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, is scheduled to testify before two House Committees regarding the Russian Election Interference of 2016, as detailed in the Mueller Report.
The President has tweeted 3 times and re-tweeted 4 times, so far.
Cute! https://t.co/ylJfs6hh9g— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
The tweet issued by The Reagan Battalion has now been deleted.
In February of 2019 Politifact rated this meme, “Pants on Fire” following the reappearance of the meme on Facebook.
As they note the image of the two shaking heads is real, however, the former President Reagan quote, that reads, “For the life of me, and I’ll never know how to explain it, when I met that young man, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with the president,” is false.
According to the Chief Administrative Officer for the Ronald Reagan President Foundation and Institute, Joanne Drake, the photo was taken in the fall of 1987, but she told Politifact that Reagan, “did not ever say that about Donald Trump.”
In August of 2016, Snopes reported that the same image with the same quote had been “widely shared on social media,” but they found no record that the quote existed before it first appeared on the Facebook page the “Trump Train,” in July of 2016.
A massive crowd that Fake News & some Dems didn’t want to Report! https://t.co/RiRTP2hEJc— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
Thank you Ari! https://t.co/Ae2q0d07tb— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
According to Trump Twitter Archive this is the second time within the last few days that President Trump has thanked Ari Fleischer, for his praise regarding President Trump’s “Salute to America,” speech.
Thanks Ari! https://t.co/WOOzufbzOL— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2019
For What It’s Worth.
I refuse to get into the “crowd” size debate.
But I will share the best memes to result from the “Salute to America” speech as noted by both the News Blender and Snip Bytes.
Trump Tweets: The Friday July 5th, Edition – https://t.co/elvNClWCtH— TheNewsBlender (@TheNewsBlender) July 5, 2019
Trump Stumbles Giving Revisionist History Lesson https://t.co/VkHHtd9vlm— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) July 6, 2019
Brilliant Constitutional Lawyer, Dr. John Eastman, said the Special Prosecutor (Mueller) should have NEVER been appointed in the first place. The entire exercise was fundamentally illegal. The Witch Hunt should never happen to another President of the U.S. again. A TOTAL SCAM! pic.twitter.com/5sRAMhHAR8— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
May 15th, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson rules that Mueller’s appointment was both lawful and Constitutional. The 37 page opinion can be found here.
June 26, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis rules that Mueller’s appointment was “consistent with both the Constitution and relevant federal statutes, and the Constitution and federal statutes do not mandate that the Attorney General adopt any particular procedures prior to appointing a Special Counsel.” The 31 page ruling can be found here.
July 31st, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell rules that Mueller’s appointment is lawful and Constitutional. The 92 page ruling can be found here.
November 15th, 2018, U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich rules that Mueller’s appointment was lawful and falls within the Constitutional framework. The 32 page ruling can be found here. Of note, Friedrich was nominated to the bench by President Trump and confirmed in a bipartisan effort in the Senate, in 2017.
In February of 2019 as the News Blender reported, “A three-judge panel out of D.C. ruled that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment was constitutional.” The 16 page ruling can be found here.
I have been very critical about the way the U.K. and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit. What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way. I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
….thought of within the U.S. We will no longer deal with him. The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister. While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent State Visit last month, it was the Queen who I was most impressed with!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
According to the Daily Mail.com, Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch sent “secret cables,” that said, the President of the U.S., was “inept,” that he “radiates insecurity,” and that media reports of chaos inside the Trump White House, are “mostly true.”
Following the report BBC News explained that the government has launched an official investigation into the leaked secret cables.
As to the advice that President Trump gave outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, so far, all I could track down, was a BBC interview with May, in which she says “he told me to sue the EU. Not to negotiate, but to sue them.” The clip was posted in July of 2018.
This post will be updated within reason.
This is an Open Thread.
Authors Note: I’m digging into the weekend tweets, to find out exactly why Fox News Weekend earned President Trump’s ire and how come he mentioned for the first time via tweet according to Trump Twitter Archive the decision by Fox News to hire former CNN contributor and DNC Chairman Donna Brazile, who was hired by Fox News in March of 2019, according to AP News.