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Speaker Pelosi Not Ruling Out Trump Impeachment

(Washington, DC-AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not ruling out the possibility of impeaching President Trump. The California Democrat told NBC’s “Today” show the decision will depend on the outcome of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Pelosi said impeachment would be very divisive for the nation. But she added, Democrats should not endorse it or avoid it simply for political reasons. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded to the remarks by calling them “unfortunate,” adding that President Trump is not worried about possible impeachment.

Keeping It Real: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband’s Uses Expletive To Describe The White House

(Washington, DC) – Conversation around the Conway dinner table must be quite exciting at night.

Sitting at one head of the table is the senior White House adviser who has contradicted herself on numerous occasions, created disasters and flat-out lied at the direction of her boss, the current President of the United States, Donald Trump.

At the opposite head of the table is a former veteran Republican and an accomplished attorney who refuses to let the lies and dysfunction stand as truth and the identity of the most powerful house in the world. George Conway is not standing by his wife’s side tap dancing for Donald Trump’s.

If Donald Trump could zip his mouth shut, i’m sure he’d try. Mr. Conway has been critical and honest about the current state of the White House to the shock of many because as stated he is married to Donald Trump’s right-hand woman. George has gone so far as to say that he is uncomfortable with being a Republican at the moment calling the GOP a personality cult; but it’s his recent comments about the White House that have people laughing and nodding their heads in concurrence.  On the Yahoo program Skullduggery, Conway, in the most colorful way possible, described the White House as a ‘sh**-show – in a dumpster fire’.  Insert cringe emoji here.

One would imagine that comments like this would have him sleeping on the couch but Conway says, “If I had a nickel for everybody in Washington who disagreed with their spouse about something that happens in this town, I wouldn’t be on this podcast. I’d be probably on a beach somewhere. I don’t think she likes it. But I’ve told her, I don’t like the administration. So it’s even.”

The interview also revealed that Conway was under consideration for a top post as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, but said he took himself out of the running, shortly after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.

He said, “If I get this door prize, I’m going to be in the middle of a department he’s at war with,” Conway recalled thinking. “Why would anybody want to do this?”

 

Kellyanne Conway At Odds Again With The Truth After Spicer Says Trump Did In Fact Ask For Flynn’s Resignation

(SL) – Who isn’t clueing Kellyanne Conway in on the facts? Starting to wonder if she is ever briefed before she speaks or if she just wings it. And where the common goal seems to be  to make everything look like it’s great and on the up and up, it seems like the truth escapes her time and time again.

The latest drama comes on the heels of Mike Flynn’s resignation from the National Security Advisor position. Fears of blackmail from Russia amongst other issues caused

A report on Tuesday afternoon said that the FBI had put Flynn under scrutiny in the first days of Trump’s administration.

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If he did not tell investigators the truth, the New York Times said, he could be charged with a felony.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said  the situation reached ‘ critical mass’ last night after weeks of allegations against Flynn. Spicer said, “That is why the president decided to ask for his resignation, and he got it.’

Spicer cited Flynn’s misleading statements to Vice President Mike Pence about a call he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States – ‘and a series of other questionable instances’ that he did not describe that led to his resignation just 24 days after he started.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was the first to say that Trump had asked for his national security advisor’s resignation.

‘National security is perhaps the most important function or responsibility a president has. And I think the president made the right decision,’ Ryan said of Flynn’s departure on Tuesday morning.

At a House leadership press conference the Republican told reporters, ‘You cannot have a national security adviser misleading the vice president and others. So I think the president was right to ask for his resignation. And I believe it was the right thing to do.’

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A White House press release Monday night stated that Trump had accepted Flynn’s resignation and was appointing Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. to the post. It did not say that Flynn had been dismissed.

But on Tuesday,  During the Today Show, Conway, who had claimed just hours before his resignation that the White House had “full confidence” in Flynn, repeatedly could not say why the administration waited to act.

On NBC’s “Today” show, the White House counselor claimed that “the situation had become unsustainable” after Flynn misled Pence. “But the fact is, General Flynn continued in that position and was in the presidential daily briefings, as part of the leader calls, as recently as yesterday,” Conway said.

Matt Lauer wasn’t buying it though. “Kellyanne, that makes no sense,” he said. “Last month, the Justice Department warned the White House that General Flynn had misled them and that, as a result, he was vulnerable to blackmail and at that moment he still had the complete trust of the president?”

Conway’s response, “It was misleading the vice president that made the situation unsustainable” and that Trump “accepted the resignation, and he is moving on.”

Fifty-One Percent Of Trump Supporters Believe Kellyanne Conway’s Fake News About Fictional Bowling Green Massacre

(SL) – The Trump Administration has once again put a foot in its mouth after Donald Trump’s go-to girl released more ‘Fake News’ to the masses as she tried to justify Trump’s attempt to keep Immigrants out of the country.  On at least 3 separate occasions, Conway  spoke of a massacre that NEVER happened and it wasn’t until she was memed to high heaven that she attempted to backtrack. The international Business Times has the story.

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International Business Times

When White House counselor Kellyanne Conway last week cited the “Bowling Green Massacre” as a reason why President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries was necessary, the response was immediate. The criticism poured in and an internet meme was born as her fictional account of a non-existent terrorist attack was widely condemned and mocked.

But it appears not everyone got the message that the event never happened.

Indeed, a poll released Friday indicated that a majority of Trump’s supporters believe it took place. Asked by Public Policy Polling about Trump’s travel ban, which an appeals court refused to reinstate Thursday, 51 percent of Trump voters said “the Bowling Green Massacre shows why we need Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.” Only 23 percent disagreed with the statement.

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Speaking to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Conway brought up the fake atrocity as an example of attacks that Trump’s controversial policy would help prevent.

“I bet there was very little coverage — I bet — I bet it’s brand-new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre,” she said.

White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters while walking back into the White House following an interview with FOX News, Feb. 9, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image

The truth lay some way apart from the fiction. While there were Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green, Kentucky, who were arrested for attempting to send weapons to al Qaeda in Iraq, there was never any attack.

Conway later attempted to explain her comments by stating she simply misspoke, intending to instead say “Bowling Green terrorists.”

On @hardball @NBCNews @MSNBC I meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists” as reported here:
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However, it later emerged that Conway had also previously referenced the nonexistent attack in separate interviews with Cosmopolitan and TMZ.

As Trump’s travel ban continues to be thwarted by the courts, the new poll indicated that only 45 percent of voters are in support of the executive order, while 66 percent said they believe the country is already safe.

The Trump-Way: Kellyanne Conway Violates Ethics Rules With Fashion Plug

(SL) – Never has there been an administration with such little regard for ethics and the constitution before Donald Trump rigged his way into the White House. Whether it’s Trump’s refusal to let his companies go, his Muslim ban or Kellyanne Conway and her plug for Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, their disrespect is blatant.

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would tell you … I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”

When the President’s Counselor uttered those words on television, as she stood in front of the White House seal, she clearly violated federal law, ethics regulations and traditional standards of conduct.

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Richard Painter, who was an ethics lawyer for George W. Bush’s White House, would not say in an interview that Conway broke the law, but he was candid about what the regulation clearly prohibits.

“It is a violation of federal ethics regulations prohibiting use of public office for private gain for any government employee in an official speech, an official capacity TV interview or any similar communication to promote the products or services of a particular private business belonging to the employee’s own family, the president’s family, a friend, a campaign contributor or anyone else,” Painter said. “That was strictly forbidden in the Bush administration because it is illegal.”

A complaint against Conway was filed with the Office of Government Ethics and the White House Counsel, but little will probably happen. Following White House Spokesman Sean Spicer’s comments that Conway had been ‘counseled’, she’ll clearly get away with it.

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The rules specify that public officials should not use their offices for their own private gain or the private gain of others, and it’s hard to find a clearer case than this. Some reports, point out that there’s a usual process for what should happen next, and how the administration proceeds will present a real test of the Trump administration’s view of ethics and the President’s promise to “drain the swamp.”

However with Trump allegedly upset with Spicer for telling the media that Kellyanne was counseled allegedly stating that it was unfair to her, I think one can tell where this is going to go.