Saturday, April 18, 2020

Trump genuinely threatens to adjourn Congress for ‘dereliction of duty’: ‘It’s a scam, what they do’     April 16, 2020 | Frieda Powers

President Donald Trump slammed pro forma sessions by Congress as a “scam” and threatened to use his Constitutional authority to shut down both the House and Senate.

The president called out what he saw as congressional obstruction during his remarks at a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House Wednesday, warning that he could force Congress to adjourn rather than continue the pro forma sessions being conducted.

Lawmakers are not due to return to the Capitol until May 4 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic but have been holding sessions every few days, effectively preventing the president from making any recess appointments. Trump railed against their “dereliction of duty” as he slammed Democrats for stalling on his judicial appointments and other nominations.

“The Senate should either fulfill its duty and vote on my nominees or it should formally adjourn so I can make recess appointments,” the president said from the Rose Garden.

“We have a tremendous number of people that have to come into government. And now more so than ever before because of the virus and the problem,” he continued.

“The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people can not afford during this crisis,” Trump added. “It is a scam, what they do. It’s a scam. And everybody knows it and it’s been that way for a long time.”

The president threatened to use the never-before implemented executive authority to dismiss both the Senate and the House, arguing that this moment of national crisis due to the coronavirus is even more reason his appointees need to be confirmed.

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Democrats tread carefully with Trump amid fears of retaliation  Politico  By Marianne LeVine, Burgess Everett and Sarah Ferris,

Sen. Dick Durbin was out for a bike ride on a recent Sunday at a park in his hometown of Springfield, Ill., when his phone rang.

It was Vice President Mike Pence.

“I pulled my bike over to the curb and talked to him about everything under the sun, from the whole question of beds and medical equipment and then on down the line,” the Senate minority whip recalled. “I found him to be constructive and positive in our communications.”

Durbin's account notably did not center on the series of serious missteps that most Democrats see in President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The state comes first,” Durbin said. “And if being a tough cop gets it done, fine. If being a nice cop gets it done, fine. I will take any approach I can use effectively to help our state.”

Congressional Democrats have spent four years berating Trump as unhinged and unprepared for a crisis. But now, they must work with the White House to save lives in their states — a reality that could spare Trump from some of their harshest attacks.

Some Democrats say they fear any criticism lobbed at the Trump administration could come with retribution that has real costs. The dilemma facing lawmakers also comes as the 2020 elections approach, when Trump will seek to oust Democrats from office and their job performance amid the crisis will be judged.

There’s perhaps no better example of someone facing this conflict than Sen. Doug Jones, the Alabama Democrat who has become the GOP’s top target in the Senate this November.

Chinese checkers.? Paybacks for bad press.?

Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods shutters two more meat processing plants in Missouri and Wisconsin after massive coronavirus outbreak closed South Dakota factory, threatening the American food supply chain  By KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM    17 April 2020

Smithfield on Wednesday closed two more plants in Missouri and Wisconsin
Plant in South Dakota closed after becoming the biggest single source of infection in the United States
CEO warns that packing plants are a 'bottleneck' in the US food supply chain
Closures threaten to raise the price of pork or cause temporary shortages
Smithfield was purchased by Chinese meat packing giant WH Group in 2013
FDA says there is no evidence of virus transmission through food or packaging 

Chinese-owned meat packing giant Smithfield Foods has closed two additional plants in the U.S. after coronavirus outbreaks, raising concerns about the American food supply chain.
Smithfield announced the closures of packing plants in Cudahy, Wisconsin and Martin City, Missouri on Wednesday, days after its Sioux Falls, South Dakota plant was indefinitely shuttered.
The Sioux Falls plant, where 518 employees and 120 of their family members have tested positive for coronavirus, is now the largest single source of cases in the U.S., and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has dispatched a critical response team to the scene.
Smithfield said in a statement that a 'small number of employees' at both the Cudahy and the Martin City plants had tested positive for the virus, without offering further details.

Smithfield's Sioux Falls plant, where 518 employees 
and 120 of their family members have tested positive
 for coronavirus, is now closed indefinitely

A California county has been accused of violating the “integrity of Christian worship” after banning churches from singing while they record videos on their services, reports said.

Mendocino County issued the ban on Good Friday—just in time for Easter—and declared that there was to be no singing in churches for livestream videos and “wind instruments” are banned, too, because they could spread the coronavirus through projected droplets.

“No singing or use of wind instruments, harmonicas, or other instruments that could spread COVID-19 through projected droplets shall be permitted unless the recording of the event is done at one’s residence, and involving only the members of one’s household or living unit, because of the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19,” the order reads.


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They said....make your own mask.....

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Citing Coronavirus, Conservative Leaders Urge Trump to Free Imprisoned Congressman Stockman        
By  Michael Brigham   April 13, 2020

Citing the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the federal prison system, 52 national conservative leaders are urging President Donald Trump to either release imprisoned former Congressman Steve Stockman on humanitarian grounds or allow him to serve his sentence in home confinement.

Citing Stockman as an example of a “sitting duck,” the April 6 letter urged Trump to release non-violent, non-sex offenders who are at risk from coronavirus, which is running rampant in the federal prison system.

Stockman, 63, is serving a 10-year sentence at FCI Beaumont in Texas. Stockman’s diabetes, high blood pressure, and history of asthma place him at extreme risk from exposure to COVID-19. The deadly virus has already been found in the Beaumont prison complex.

“Prisoners with pre-existing bad health conditions are particularly vulnerable to being infected in over-crowded cells, dorms, and feeding facilities. These prisoners were sentenced for crimes, but the present circumstances literally make them at risk for a death sentence, a punishment that does not fit their crimes,” the letter reads.

“A perfect example of a prisoner who fits criteria of who should be removed from prison is former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman, who at age 63, with diabetes and a lung condition, and who was being denied medication in prison even before the coronavirus outbreak, is serving under what many have reason to believe was a political prosecution — using three failed grand juries before a fourth indicted him — for criticizing the Obama administration, the lawlessness at the IRS under Lois Lerner, and corruption in the Ukraine,” the letter reads. “A successful man of intense Christian faith, Steve poses no danger to society, but remaining in prison may be a death sentence for him.”

Among the 52 nationally-prominent signers are attorney Sidney Powell, who is currently representing former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, musician Ted Nugent, Dr. James Dobson, and philanthropist Foster Friess.

Attorney General William Barr issued a March 26 memo urging the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to make arrangements for the home confinement of “at-risk inmates who are non-violent and pose minimal likelihood of recidivism and who might be safer serving their sentences in home confinement rather than in BOP facilities.”

Stockman meets all those criteria.

Under Barr’s guidelines, federal authorities have already temporarily freed rapper “Tekashi69” and anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti.

Supporters are also taking to Twitter to urge Trump and Members of Congress to take action to free Stockman, using the hashtag #FreeSteveStockman.

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Read this....Then think REALLY HARD about it....!

J****n C**k J*****n

When the State tells you it's safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it's not about your health.
When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it's not about your health.
When the State bans dentists because its unsafe, but deems abortion visit is safe, it's not about your health.
When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it's dangerous, but allows in person lottery ticket sales, it's not about your health.
When the State tells you it's dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone or be in a motor boat alone, but the Governor can get his stage make up done, and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week, it's not about your health.
When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your child because it’s too dangerous but lets criminals OUT of jail cells for their health- It’s not about YOUR health!
When the state tells you it’s too dangerous to get treated by a doctor of chiropractic or physical therapy treatments yet deems a liquor store essential- It’s not about your health!
When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store but is demanding mail-in voting, ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.

WAKE UP PEOPLE — If you think this is all about your health you’re mistaken! Please open your eyes! Stop being lead like blind sheep.
Copy and pasted. I take no credit, but agree 100%.

Good time to share this again..

Deja Vu: The Swine Flu Vaccination Fraud of 1976
The Indegraph Times

CBS ” 60 MINUTES” documentary on the swine flu epidemic of 1976 in the U.S. It went on air only once and was never shown again. Watch this video documentary and listen to testimony of people who caught Gullian-Barre paralysis because of the swine flu vaccine. They sued the US government for damages.
500 cases of Gullian-Barre paralysis, including 25 deaths—not due to the swine flu itself, but as a direct result of the vaccine. At the time President Gerald Ford, on advice from the CDC, called for vaccination of the ENTIRE population of the United States. The difference now, and what is the REAL danger, we have no questioning media.

Joey Szymanski
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗙𝗹𝘂 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟲
CBS ” 60 MINUTES” documentary on the swine flu "epidemic" of 1976 in the U.S.
Hear the testimony from victims of the pharma product, corruption, and dark agenda.
The product that was pushed by mainstream media, Pharma, and government agencies, caused Gullian-Barre paralysis.
Learn from the past.
(𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵: 60 Minutes, CBS)
𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳(𝘴).
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𝘊𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘜𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 107 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘈𝘤𝘵 1976, 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 "𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘶𝘴𝘦" 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘮, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘯𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩. 𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘕𝘰𝘯-𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘵, 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘶𝘴𝘦.
𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘺, 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘮, 𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, and 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘵 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘴 (𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘺, 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘮, 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦) 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢 ‘𝘍𝘈𝘐𝘙 𝘜𝘚𝘌’ 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭; 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘴.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Didn't we all kind of see this coming ? It's called F**K TRUMP.... FROM... "The Last Refuge"

It Begins – East and West Coast Blue States Team Up To Begin Economic Civil War…
Posted on April 13, 2020 by sundance

It seemed clear several weeks ago this was going to happen. East coast blue state governors and West coast blue state governors are uniting to begin the economic civil war planning to block any White House effort to re-open the U.S. economy. The founders planned for this in Article I, Sec 10 (paragraph 3):

“No state shall, without the consent of Congress, … enter into any agreement or compact with another state”..

The three step plan seems predictable: (1) Get out ahead of President Trump. (2) Defy the ‘all clear’ and shape economic benefit to their political allies. (3) Then use Fauci’s upcoming dossier to hit the administration for heartlessly opening the economy too early.
 On the East Coast the governors of New York (Cuomo), New Jersey (Murphy), Connecticut (Lamont), Pennsylvania (Wolfe), Delaware (Carney) and Rhode Island (Raimondo) have started assembling their economic war council with the intent to keep the northeast region shut down. Controlling critical ports and infrastructure is a key part of their strategy.

EAST COAST — Six Northeast governors will form a working group to come up with a plan to restart [control] the regional economy, they announced on Monday. (link)

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EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Rashid Buttar BLASTS Gates, Fauci, 

EXPOSES Fake Pandemic Numbers As Economy Collapses  Premiered 21 hours ago

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An international organization that the U.S.(again) provide most of the funding for.... Trump asks for answers, SO why not hold back the funding ?. And looks as though the WHO was covering up for China, so why should we fund WHO until we get those answers...???

Hours After Trump Pulls WHO Funding – Democrats, United Nations And European Union Strongly Object   
By JWright   |April 15, 2020

What’s Happening:

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. would immediately halt all WHO funding, saying the group prioritized “political correctness over lifesaving measures.”

He confirmed a 60-to-90 day investigation: he wants answers to the organization’s “severely mismanaging and covering up” of the current epidemic.

Responses to Trump’s decision came in quickly, with Republicans generally supporting his decision. However, most Democrats and global organizations disagreed with the move.

Why it’s important:

The U.S. is the WHO’s largest donor: we contribute between $400 and $500 million every year. This is about ten times China’s contribution.

Trump says the money that would’ve gone to the WHO will now go to people who “most need it.”

Senators such as Rick Scott applauded Trump’s move: “This was the right move and I look forward to a full Congressional investigation into the WHO.”

However, two Democrats – House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and House Subcommittee on National Security Chairman Steven Lynch (D-Mass.) – sent a scathing letter to POTUS. Here is an excerpt:

While we may agree that the WHO has shortcomings that must be corrected, your attack on the global health organization can easily be seen as a deliberate but transparent effort to deflect responsibility for your own failures onto others.

Besides Democrats weighing in, the American Medical Association (AMA) stated Trump’s defunding “is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.”

Shortly afterward, the United Nation’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres weighed in: “It is my belief that the World Health Organization must be supported, as it is absolutely critical to the world’s efforts to win the war against COVID-19.”

The European Union was also critical of Trump’s move.

Key Takeaways:

President Trump has announced a halt to funding for the World Health Organization (WHO).
Trump believes the WHO should be investigated for “severely mismanaging” the COVID pandemic.
This move has created a gap between Republicans and Democrats, and has drawn the ire of the EU, UN and the AMA.

If Gov. Wolfe is going to cause further regulations on its citizens and "essential" businesses, THEN WHY NOT OPEN ALL STORES and have individual retailers work out the details. COMMON SENSE IS NEEDED, NOT FEAR MONGERING!

Pa. will now require most customers to wear masks, workers to wear them on the job, to slow COVID-19 spread  Updated Apr 16, 2020  By 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced new protocols for essential businesses to help protect employees and customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The order, which was signed on Wednesday and will be enforced starting Sun., April 19 at 8 p.m., includes a number of measures, but the most prevalent is that most customers will now be required to wear masks while on the premises of all businesses that serve the public within a building or defined area. Employees will need to, as well.


Ms. Botox Vodka-Bottle Is trying to get rid of this video.

Pelosi inviting everyone to come to Chinatown  Thanx to "The Feral Irishman"

Nancy Pelosi has deleted the video from February 24th encouraging people to come to Chinatown.

Good thing the internet is forever.

Anti-American ? ....She acts like it....! Remember one thing...NANCY PELOSIs net worth is $120 Million. She cares NOTHING about us "Common Folk" It's all a game to her...Pelosi VS Trump, to see who wins in the end....!!

Pelosi's Obstruction Could Cause Economic Destruction
2020-04-17  Source: TTN  by: TTN Staff

               Nancy Pelosi continues to push the narrative that President Trump has failed. Unfortunately for her evidence exists to show that she downplayed the seriousness of this virus.

Now her actions could cause irreparable harm.

Pelosi is obstructing economic response to this crisis that could cause the next recession. The Nancy Pelosi Recession.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

But the length of the recession—whether the economy bounces back post-shutdown, or whether we lose another decade of growth—is as much about government as the conditions on the ground. Unlike the 2008 crisis, the current contraction is not a correction for malinvestment but the product of a nationwide decision to combat a deadly disease. That effort is led, and in many cases imposed, by government; it makes sense for the feds to pick up the tab.

Congressional Republicans have worked to swiftly address this crisis with an influx of funding. Even President Trump continues to call for more. But the Democrats turn a clean response into a muddy one every time.

If you want to know how congressional Democrats are thinking about the crisis, though, just ask House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (S.C.). Brainstorming with over 200 members of the Democratic caucus, Clyburn admonished his colleagues with a line we suspect will become infamous: "This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision."

Following her lead, Pelosi’s colleagues demanded bailouts be tied to a $15 minimum wage, a universal post-crisis paid family leave program implemented, and poured millions into patronage favorites like the Kennedy Center—which laid off its employees anyway, only to reverse course when it received backlash from the news media.

Democrats demanded another $250 billion for hospitals and state and local government. When Republicans argued the details would take too long to sort out, Democrats blocked the clean bill. Pelosi even claimed there was "no data as to why we need" the added money.

President Trump and the Republicans have worked hard to address this cleanly while the Democrats muddy the waters. Joe Biden and the Democrats will blame this on Trump and the GOP but in the end, those who were watching will know who owns this boondoggle... Nancy Pelosi.

Our friends the CHINESE...We need to produce everything we need in the U.S.A.

Vietnam says that China is mislabeling products as Vietnamese to avoid U.S. tariffs  Nicholas Wu USA TODAY June 10th 2019

WASHINGTON – Vietnamese officials say China is intentionally mislabeling its products as "made in Vietnam" to avoid American tariffs, and have ordered offices to more aggressively examine products' certificates of origin.

Chinese firms first export products to Vietnam, then change the labeling on packages before exporting the goods to the United States, Japan or Europe, they said.

"Dozens" of products have been identified, Hoang Thi Thuy, a Vietnamese Customs Department official, told state-run media, and goods like textiles, fishery products, agricultural products, steel, aluminum, and processed wooden products were most vulnerable to the fraud.

Vietnamese state media noted that in 2017, the Customs Department exposed a company called INTERWYSE for trying to rebrand 600 Chinese-made speakers and phone chargers with a "Made in Vietnam" label.

"It will sabotage Vietnamese brands and products and it will also affect consumers. We could even get tariff retribution from other countries, and if that happens, it will hurt our economy," Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh told the Vietnamese National Assembly last week.

Vietnam does not have any legal requirements for certification of the "Made in Vietnam" label. The country's current regulations require that goods be produced partly or completely in Vietnam, but does not provide a mechanism for determining the veracity of the label.

Amid President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China, international firms have shifted some of their supply chains to Vietnam in an effort to avoid American tariffs. The United States is currently Vietnam largest export partner.

The trade war shows few signs of slowing down. On Monday morning, Trump threatened to increase tariffs on Chinese products unless Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to meet with him at the G20 summit later in May.

Contributing: Associated Press

How can Trump and Republicans be responsible for a new coronavirus relief aid package failing with Senate Democrats are the ones who blocked it?

McConnell Hits Pelosi Over Next Virus Aid Bill; ‘Wish She’d Turn Off Those Talking Points’  Posted April 17, 2020 in  Edited by: Martywalsh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is done messing around with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

During an interview on Fox News, McConnell told anchor Martha MacCallum that Pelosi needed to knock off her political talking points and actually work with Republicans to pass a new coronavirus aid bill.

Pelosi continues to play games and is trying again to slip in more left-wing policies into the relief bill, and McConnell is not having it.

"I wish Nancy would turn off all those political talking points," McConnell of Pelosi after she characterized provisions aimed at helping corporations whose budgets have been stunted by the sudden economic shutdown as a corporate handout.

"An awful lot of Americans work for big companies, so we didn't want to exclude the employees simply because of the size of their employer," McConnell said. "She knows better than that."

He added that he hopes Pelosi's political rhetoric "comforts" House Democrats enough that they take up the Senate bill in good faith and pass it quickly.

This is from a video of Cuomo giving an update on N Y coronavirus status.....I copied ONE comment that sums up peoples response to "Cuomo for President"....

New York Governor Cuomo delivers update on coronavirus   4/17/2020

J***s M****l .... all you folks who are saying Cuomo 2020.. you dont live in NY do you?

Let me try to understand this....I am quarantined in my home, they want to let the prisoners OUT of their "home"....Look up what happened in Fla. when a prisoner was released because of the covid19.....

A Philly judge has denied every inmate’s bid to get out of jail amid the coronavirus. Defense lawyers are trying to cut her out of the process.  by Chris Palmer and Jeremy Roebuck, Updated: April 14, 2020

As Philadelphia’s courts continue to hold emergency hearings to reduce the jail population amid a coronavirus outbreak behind bars, one judge has rejected every request for inmate release — and has even increased the bail for four.

That record over two days prompted the Defender Association to inform the courts Tuesday evening that it intended to withdraw all cases before Common Pleas Court Judge Anne Marie Coyle, saying it no longer believed it was in its clients’ best interest to argue their cases in front of her.

In an email sent to the leadership of the First Judicial District and obtained by The Inquirer, Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey wrote that as Coyle increased some detainees’ bail during hearings ostensibly designed to expedite their possible release, the judge told attorneys in her virtual courtroom “that they should be careful what [they] wish for."

“We are compelled reach the unfortunate conclusion that Judge Coyle does not share the understanding reached by all of the stakeholders involved in this extraordinary circumstance," Bradford-Grey wrote.


Only those from Philly will understand.....

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Somebody needs to do something about her.....!!!!!

Trump Slams ‘Partisan’ Probes After Pelosi Reveals Corona Committee: ‘Here We Go Again’    April 10, 2020   Martin Walsh

In a time of a global pandemic, lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle should be coming together to do what is best for the American people during these difficult times.

But in the D.C. swamp, Democrats are using their power in the House of Representatives to launch another witch hunt into President Donald Trump.

Last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi set up a committee in the House with subpoena power to investigate how the Trump administration is responding to coronavirus spreading in the U.S.

While the president and his administration are trying to focus on finding solutions, Democrats are busy getting ready to investigate Trump — again.

When asked about the select committee, the president flipped the table and went scorched earth on Democrats.

“I want to remind everyone here in our nation’s capital, especially in Congress, that this is not the time for politics, endless partisan investigations. Here we go again. They’ve already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years,” Trump said, according to Fox News.

“It’s witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt,” Trump continued. “And in the end, it’s people doing the witch hunt who are losing — and they’ve been losing by a lot. And it’s not any time for witch hunts.”

OK...The FBI knew the documents were it's proven, NOW, what are you going to do about it..?....A "Slap on the wrists" ???

Unclassified Notes Prove FBI Knew Docs Used to get FISA Warrants Were Bogus  
2020-04-16 Source: TTN by: TTN Staff


Newly declassified footnotes prove that the FBI knew that the documents used to obtain FISA warrants on the Trump campaign were bogus. The footnotes also show that Russian intelligence knew Christopher Steele was investigating Trump and used this information for their disinformation campaign.

According to Town Hall:

Thanks to newly declassified and released footnotes from Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, it is confirmed the FBI knew the Steele dossier -- a false document full of Russian propaganda that was cobbled together by Fusion GPS on behalf of the Clinton campaign -- was used by agents to pursue FISA warrants even though they knew it was unreliable.

"Despite multiple reports in 2017 warning that claims in an anti-Trump dossier were 'false' and 'part of a Russian disinformation campaign,' the FBI continued to rely on the Democrat-funded opposition research to spy on a Trump campaign aide. The once-classified details contained in footnotes of the Justice Department Inspector General’s postmortem of the FBI’s flawed spying operation were unmasked at the repeated urging of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)" Grassley released Wednesday night.

"Earlier this month, the Justice Department provided the senators with a partially-declassified version of three footnotes following their January request, but key information detailing exactly when the FBI became aware of exculpatory intelligence reports remained redacted. The new material, provided with the assistance of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, sheds new light on the remaining redactions as well as additional information that was previously classified in the IG report," the release continues.

Details in the footnotes reveal the FBI knew the dossier wasn't credible before applying for FISA renewals on at least one Trump campaign official. This information was also known before the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Adding insult to injury, Russian intelligence officials were aware of Steele's investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016. This information helped Russia with disinformation campaigns against the United States.

DOCTORS......You'd think they would be SMARTER....!

Florida Doctors Rip Down Elderly Man’s Trump Flag – End Up Getting Arrested  By LifeZette | April 16, 2020 

Two Florida doctors who are married ended up getting hit with a brutal dose of justice after they ripped down a pro-Donald Trump flag of a senior citizen in Gulf Breeze.

Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, appeared to have no idea that 67 year-old David Brannen had security cameras rolling on his property when they trespassed and ripped down his Trump flag. Unfortunately for the couple, the entire incident was captured on camera, with police saying the couple drove up to the property in a golf cart with their two children and proceeded to steal the flag, according to WKRG.

In the video, a man and a woman can be seen grabbing a ladder and approaching a flagpole as a child begs them to stop. The child is heard crying, saying that they were afraid their parents would go to prison.

“No, don’t do it! You’re gonna go to jail,” the child says. “Stop it! I don’t want you two going to jail.”

Though Laura can be heard telling her child not to worry, it turns out the kid was the voice of reason here, because jail is exactly where the couple ended up.

Geoffrey and Laura were later arrested and charged with vandalism as well as various minor offenses that include contributing to the delinquency of a minor, trespassing, larceny – petit theft, and criminal mischief – property damage.

Both Geoffrey and Laura are gynecologists who work at different hospitals in the Pensacola area, according to Daily Mail, and they have since been released from police custody.

This is Trump derangement syndrome at its absolute worst. It’s sad that these two parents, who were apparently smart enough to make it through medical school, were dumb enough to get arrested while setting this kind of example for their child.

Hopefully, the judge throws the book at these two liberal nitwits.

This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on April 16, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.