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Title: Trump To Resign
Post by: Conan71 on August 18, 2017, 10:40:04 am
Donít get your hopes up, this from his former biographer. I think this guy even underestimates the huge size of Il Donaldís Herr Drumpf's ego.

Washington (AFP) - The ghostwriter who penned Donald Trump's 1987 memoir "The Art of the Deal" thinks the US president will throw in the towel before the end of his term.

Writer Tony Schwartz tweeted that "Trump is going to resign" before investigators probing alleged ties between the Republican's campaign team and Russia "leave him no choice."

"The circle is closing at blinding speed," the author tweeted. "Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice."

"Trump's presidency is effectively over," he said in a follow-up tweet. "Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner."

While writing Trump's bestselling breakthrough memoir Schwartz spent 18 months with the billionaire tycoon.

He spoke out last year against the real estate mogul during the presidential campaign, telling The New Yorker magazine that he put "lipstick on a pig."

"I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is."

Title: Re: Trump To Resign
Post by: Hoss on August 18, 2017, 10:56:10 am
Donít get your hopes up, this from his former biographer. I think this guy even underestimates the huge size of Il Donaldís Herr Drumpf's ego.

Oh, I'm not.  However it seems that Bannon is now out.  Which is not a surprise.

Title: Re: Trump To Go Twitter Postal
Post by: Townsend on January 16, 2018, 11:53:09 am
NYT: Mueller subpoenas Bannon (

Washington (CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Bannon was on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Intelligence Committee when the news broke that Mueller had issued the subpoena for the now-estranged associate of President Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury.
Bannon's testimony on the Hill Tuesday was his first appearance before any of the congressional committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election or potential coordination with Trump's associates, and it comes just days after the White House broke with Bannon over comments attributed to him disparaging Trump and the Trump family.

Title: Re: Trump To Go Twitter Postal
Post by: Hoss on January 16, 2018, 12:12:49 pm
NYT: Mueller subpoenas Bannon (

Oh get the popcorn.

Title: Re: Trump To Resign
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 16, 2018, 01:17:10 pm
And then Pence will issue pardons all around.  Mueller will need to investigate Pence next - he is only relatively not as bad as Trump just due to the magnitude of Trump.

Title: Re: Trump To Resign
Post by: Townsend on January 17, 2018, 11:46:24 am
Bannon will do interview with special counsel, avoiding grand jury for now (

Washington (CNN)Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process told CNN. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources said.

The sources did not say when the interview will take place or if the subpoena would be withdrawn.

Bannon, the former White House chief strategist for President Donald Trump, is expected to talk openly to Mueller's team. Bannon's attorney told the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that Bannon would answer questions when he goes to the special counsel because executive privilege would not apply, according to one of the sources.

A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment.

Last week, the FBI attempted to serve Bannon with a subpoena to appear before the grand jury in the Russia probe. He referred agents to his attorney, multiple sources said.

Bannon's deal with the special counsel follows the publishing of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," which claimed Bannon called the June 2016 meeting between senior Trump presidential campaign staff and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton "treasonous."

In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Bannon downplayed the comments published in Wolff's book, saying it was "hyperbole" that he described the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and members of the Trump campaign with Russians as treasonous and unpatriotic, two sources said. Bannon, who joined the campaign after the June 2016 meeting, and shed little light on the meeting with Russians, the sources said.

One reason Mueller may have issued a subpoena is that Bannon publicly changed his story when he issued a statement on the book's contents, walking back some of what was reported, a source told CNN.

The source familiar with the process with Bannon said Mueller's team may have been seeking to send a message that he needs to be truthful about what happened.

California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN that the White House instructed Bannon not to answer questions regarding the presidential transition and his time in the White House. Schiff said a White House attorney other than White House counsel Don McGahn reconfirmed this should continue after the committee served Bannon with a subpoena during the interview yesterday. McGahn and Bannon share the same attorney, William Burck.

The House Intelligence Committee is not done questioning Bannon, as the panel will require him to answer their questions and their own subpoena of him stands, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said after Tuesday's hearing.

Title: Re: Trump To Resign
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 17, 2018, 01:13:47 pm
Give him a good deal - he skates with probation if he turns over all his tapes of Trump conversations he has had....

Title: Re: Trump To Resign
Post by: RecycleMichael on January 17, 2018, 03:27:46 pm
Get four to one return if for any reason Trump is not President at end of 2018.