Day 73 of the Impeachment Inquiry is upon us. On Thursday Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that she had direct Chairman of the Judiciary Committee to draw up Articles of Impeachment for President Trump.
Following her announcement the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that on Monday the Committee will hold “a hearing to receive presentations from counsels to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee, as authorized by the House of Representatives under H. Res. 660 related to the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.”
For Finally Friday the President has tweeted 8 times and retweeted 7 times.
Do not believe any article or story you read or see that uses “anonymous sources” having to do with trade or any other subject. Only accept information if it has an actual living name on it. The Fake News Media makes up many “sources say” stories. Do not believe them!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
There is always a tweet…
An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2012
"Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.” — Anonymous— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2014
But wait there’s more….
April 21st, 2018.
The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will “flip.” They use….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
….non-existent “sources” and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family. Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected. Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
….it means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
On April 20th, 2018 Maggie Haberman, Sharon LaFraniere, and Danny Hakim wrote an article entitled: Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore.
From the article:
For years Mr. Trump treated Mr. Cohen poorly, with gratuitous insults, dismissive statements and, at least twice, threats of being fired, according to interviews with a half-dozen people familiar with their relationship.The New York Times 4/20/18.
The story was published prior to Michael Cohen’s arrest and guilty pleas relating in part to hush money payments paid during 2016 at what Cohen, the one-time personal attorney of President Trump, said was “at the direction of the President,” in order to keep those women silent over alleged affairs they had with businessman Trump after he married his third wife.
The report did follow the FBI raid on Cohen’s offices, and home.
The section of the article that President Trump took issue, appears to be this:
Now, for the first time, the traffic may be going Mr. Cohen’s way. Mr. Trump’s lawyers and advisers have become resigned to the strong possibility that Mr. Cohen, who has a wife and two children and faces the prospect of devastating legal fees, if not criminal charges, could end up cooperating with federal officials who are investigating him for activity that could relate, at least in part, to work he did for Mr. Trump.The New York Times 4/20/18.
Convicted felon Roger Stone was quoted for the article at the time saying, “Donald goes out of his way to treat him [Cohen] like garbage.
August 22nd, 2018.
I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” – make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2018
But yeah the reporting that he treated Cohen like shit and that Cohen might flip was all just fake news.
For more about Michael Cohen and his legal woes @ the News Blender.
The Economy Tweets.
Stock Markets Up Record Numbers. For this year alone, Dow up 18.65%, S&P up 24.36%, Nasdaq Composite up 29.17%. “It’s the economy, stupid.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
GREAT JOBS REPORT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
@jimcramer “This is the best number I’ve ever seen in my life.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
“You can’t contradict that these numbers are the best numbers of our lives,” @MadMoneyOnCNBC’s @JimCramer said in response to strong jobs growth in November. Employers added 266,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. https://t.co/waQoO1sUyY pic.twitter.com/puCXXOnf6c— CNBC (@CNBC) December 6, 2019
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics summary released on Friday, the U.S. economy add 266,000 nonfarm payroll jobs for the month of November.
“This is a blowout. Look at these manufacturing numbers, a blowout.” @MariaBartiromo— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
Getting reviews from the TV— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) December 6, 2019
Left, Fox Business' Mornings with Maria, 8:32 a.m.
Right, Trump, 10:06 a.m. pic.twitter.com/N9WTiTM7ZV
The summary goes onto say that employment in manufacturing rose “reflecting the return of workers from a strike.”
According to the report released today “Manufacturing employment rose by 54,000 in November, following a decline of 43,000 in the prior month. Within manufacturing, employment in motor vehicles and parts was up by 41,000 in November, reflecting the return of workers who were on strike in October.”
In the summary released for October the Labor Department explained, “Manufacturing employment decreased by 36,000 in October. Within manufacturing, employment in motor vehicles and parts declined by 42,000, reflecting strike activity.”
So in short those “blowout” numbers, are simply workers returning to the jobs they had before the auto workers strike. They are not new or added jobs.
In today’s release the Labor Department also revised the nonfarm payroll jobs numbers for September up by 13,000 and October was revised up by 28,000.
The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for September was revised up by 13,000 from +180,000 to +193,000, and the change for October was revised up by 28,000 from +128,000 to +156,000. With these revisions, employment gains in September and October combined were 41,000 more than previously reported. (Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses and government agencies since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors.) After revisions, job gains have averaged 205,000 over the last 3 months.BLS summary 12/6/19.
@HeyTammyBruce “This seems personal. That it is deeply unfair, that has not changed. This has become a matter of their unhinged emotional reaction to a man who has bettered them, who has had victory where they have not had victory, and has exposed the problem with the Leftists.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
I bet you can guess where the President heard Tammy Bruce’s quote.
The clip I found, honestly I didn’t look all that hard, but I did google Tammy Bruce Fox News and YouTube provided the above 2 minute segment from Varney Co. The segment was reaction to Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden’s confrontation with a voter from Iowa.
Joe Biden lashed at an Iowa town hall after the man suggested he helped his son get a sweetheart deal in Ukraine and was “selling access” like President Donald Trump does:— POLITICO (@politico) December 5, 2019
“You’re a damn liar. That's not true," Biden said. “Get your words straight, jack!” https://t.co/fC9ZJy8m4f pic.twitter.com/48UziGZolN
As a reminder the President has tweeted twice, with his Press Secretary confirming his tweets on Fox News, that those of us that do not support the President are “human scum.”
The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Watch out for them, they are human scum!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
Corrupt politician Adam Schiff’s lies are growing by the day. Keep fighting tough, Republicans, you are dealing with human scum who have taken Due Process and all of the Republican Party’s rights away from us during the most unfair hearings in American History……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2019
Without the horror show that is the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, the Stock Markets and Economy would be even better, if that is possible, and the Border would be closed to the evil of Drugs, Gangs and all other problems! #2020— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
As reminder just Monday the President tweeted that the Federal Reserve should go lower in lowering interest rates.
Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good for our farmers. Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all Steel & Aluminum that is shipped into the U.S. from those countries. The Federal….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
…..Reserve should likewise act so that countries, of which there are many, no longer take advantage of our strong dollar by further devaluing their currencies. This makes it very hard for our manufactures & farmers to fairly export their goods. Lower Rates & Loosen – Fed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
As far as the border and drugs, according to many reports from the government, typically drug smugglers are American’s or Legal Entry Aliens.
Just received a full briefing on the tragic shooting at NAS Pensacola in Florida, and spoke to @GovRonDeSantis. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. We are continuing to monitor the situation as the investigation is ongoing.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
The U.S. Navy reported on Friday morning confirmed reports that a shooting had occurred at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
#BREAKING: We are aware of reports of a possible active shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola.— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 6, 2019
More information to follow.
#UPDATE: NAS Pensacola is on lockdown.— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 6, 2019
At 9:01 a.m. eastern time the U.S. Navy confirmed that the shooter had died along with one of the victims.
#UPDATE: Active shooter is deceased.— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 6, 2019
One additional fatality has been confirmed. Unknown number of injured people being transferred to local hospitals.
The U.S. Navy has now confirmed that two more victims have died.
#UPDATE: A second victim has been confirmed deceased.— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) December 6, 2019
The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.
Friday’s shooting at a Naval Base is the second such shooting in just a couple of days.
On December 4th, two victims were killed at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii. The shooter was also killed from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
BREAKING: Military officials say two victims have died after shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii. A third victim is hospitalized in stable condition.— ABC News (@ABC) December 5, 2019
The shooter, identified as a sailor, died from “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.” https://t.co/Nh9SN32ShG pic.twitter.com/Cs0O4sMEqh
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Happy Friday All. I do hope you have a pleasant weekend, remember there are only 19 more sleeps until Christmas!