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Asked if he expected to be impeached, Trump said: "I don't see how ... It's a dirty, filthy, disgusting word ... It's a giant presidential harassment."

(Tongue in cheek) See "words" do hurt! Particularly when it comes to Trump!

Dude has got to get a thicker skin!

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Reminds me of a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about a con man house guest: “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”

"I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected"

Why isn't this the headline? Why isn't it the whole front page? Trump has finally acknowledged that Russia helped him get elected.

Donald J. Trump 

@realDonaldTrump

Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax...And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist. So now the Dems and their partner, the Fake News Media,.....

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Trump says impeachment is 'dirty, filthy, disgusting word'

Perfect for Trump.

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Given Donny's track record regarding intelligence, we can take this statement straight to bankruptcy court.

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I would tend to agree. Go Mr. President! Push the Dems to impeach you, make it happen and let’s put the last tulip in their plots.

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"It's a dirty, filthy, disgusting word ... It's a giant presidential harassment."

It's all fiction isn't Mr Trump - just like the birther campaign you waged against Obama for years

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Dirty, filthy, disgusting...and the word he didn't say, threatening.

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Impeachment would definitely help the GOP get rid of Mr. President. Sooner would be better than later.

But the Senate won't convict him of anything. All that will happen is that more Republicans will feel they can enter the 2020 primary races, lots of money will be spent, but if Trump doesn't get embarrassed sufficiently to withdraw, the GOP will put him up as their candidate.

If the economy doesn't recover in the next year, which Trump has control over by reaching a deal with China, regardless of whether it is good or bad, the stock markets will jump up the day any deal is declared and continue up provided nobody gets cold feet and says something dumb.

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Sheesh. Talk about living in your own universe.

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but if Trump doesn't get embarrassed sufficiently to withdraw, the GOP will put him up as their candidate.

People with no shame cannot feel embarrassed.

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I would tend to agree

Unless it's a democratic president.

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Lie, cheat are dirty, filthy & disgusting words. But for Trump and and the academically challenged Trumpets it’s every day behavior.

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I don't see how ... It's a dirty, filthy, disgusting word ... It's a giant presidential harassment."

Clearly the words of an “extremely stable genius”.

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Not even half as dirty as what comes out of his mouth.And Melania has to kiss that? Yuck.

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Impeachment would definitely help the GOP get rid of Mr. President. Sooner would be better than later.

No, it wouldn’t, it would bury the GOP and none of them except for Amash Who probably won’t be around much longer, the Democrats just don’t have the votes and the Republicans with the exception of one will not remove him from office. So this is all a fantasy in the Democrats head, he will not be removed, he enjoys close to over an 85% approval on then Republicans, why would they slit their own throats? Never going to happen, this is just all optical symbolic politics.

But the Senate won't convict him of anything. All that will happen is that more Republicans will feel they can enter the 2020 primary races, lots of money will be spent, but if Trump doesn't get embarrassed sufficiently to withdraw, the GOP will put him up as their candidate.

That will never happen, because even though I’m a conservative, without Trump they don’t have that much of a chance, because like the Democrats they are so fractured as a party and they’re too weak on many of the issues because they’re afraid to push the status quo unlike Trump that takes a hammer to it.

If the economy doesn't recover in the next year, which Trump has control over by reaching a deal with China, regardless of whether it is good or bad, the stock markets will jump up the day any deal is declared and continue up provided nobody gets cold feet and says something dumbo.

Given that the Democrats don’t know anything about moving a strong economy lack in creating strong jobs and we’re not talking about part time people have jobs, we are talking about full-time white-collar and especially blue-collar jobs, they won’t have it that easy since they believe in punishing success, want to tax people into oblivion and believe you should regulate and inhibit financial growth.

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Why is it the first time we hear of this?

Because it's the first time he's thought of it. Probably believes it by now.

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Why isn't this the headline? Why isn't it the whole front page? Trump has finally acknowledged that Russia helped him get elected.

Trump misspeaks all the time and every single day, the media has a meltdown, he does it again and the some idiots in the media are saying, he’s telling the truth, no second guessing. Oh, the road to the WH seems more and more black for the Democrats with each passing day....

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Dems will take the bait soon. It’s doubtful even all their own side will vote for this. Will be a total embarrassment when they do.

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Trump misspeaks all the time and every single day

Not exactly the sort of consistency you expect from a world leader who claims he's a genius...

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Why does anyone still pay attention to anything this con man says? Oh, right, the Electoral College made him president.

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Just do it and get it over with. Impeach him. I feel that a lot of people don't even really know what the word impeach means. Bring the charges so we can finally settle it once and for all. But I hope the Democrats are prepared for the possibility of it going nowhere.

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Given that the Democrats don’t know anything about moving a strong economy lack in creating strong jobs and we’re not talking about part time people have jobs, we are talking about full-time white-collar and especially blue-collar jobs, they won’t have it that easy since they believe in punishing success, want to tax people into oblivion and believe you should regulate and inhibit financial growth.

Given that the article you posted the other day to prove higher taxes scares investors off (now putting 40% into OFFSHORE investment vs 25% before the tax cuts) said exactly the opposite... and no I wasn't cherry picking... I'm going to suggest you have no idea. Yes it is making rich Americans richer but only rich Americans. The returns they are making is only going into their own pockets... if they were investing in America then sure you'd have a point, but all evidence in that article said otherwise. As for jobs and wage growth.

https://secondnexus.com/news/gop-tax-bill-economic-effects/

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Oh, the road to the WH seems more and more black for the Democrats with each passing day....

There are some things that are more important than winning the WH. Such as standing up to executive malfeasance and abuse of office. If the Democrats don't go for impeachment, they will greatly damage the integrity of congressional oversight, which has already been sabotaged by the Republican party.

I care more about a well-functioning government with checks and balances on outright corruption than "my team" winning. What about you?

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In so many words, Mueller said:

"I'm not allowed to charge and even if I could charge I wouldn't charge because he can't have a trial so it's not fair but if there were proof that he didn't commit a crime I would tell you and I didn't and if I could exonerate him I would but I can't."

....... CNN commentator

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Trump heaped scorn on Mueller, calling him "totally conflicted" in part because he had wanted to head the FBI.

"I told him NO. The next day he was named Special Counsel - A total Conflict of Interest. NICE!," Trump said on Twitter, without providing evidence that Mueller, a Republican, had sought the FBI job.

So, why is it the first time we hear of this ?

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Not exactly the sort of consistency you expect from a world leader who claims he's a genius.

Beating 17 Republicans and one of the most powerful Democrats in the country with his personality and the hatred of the media trying to hobble him and with little political experience to win the Presidency...Yeah, it’s genius.

Given that the article you posted the other day to prove higher taxes scares investors off (now putting 40% into OFFSHORE investment vs 25% before the tax cuts) said exactly the opposite... and no I wasn't cherry picking... I'm going to suggest you have no idea.

I do.

https://www.investors.com/news/economy/california-still-dreaming-but-wholl-pay-for-it-all/

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/wealthy-taxpayers-are-fleeing-these-states-droves

Yes it is making rich Americans richer but only rich Americans. The returns they are making is only going into their own pockets...

And without them, take California for example, take away Silicone Valley and Hollywood, the State would be another bankrupt Detroit.

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Trump says impeachment is 'dirty, filthy, disgusting word'

No Mr President, here are some things that are "dirty, filthy, and disgusting"...

Cheating and defrauding people thru sham universities and other scams...

Saying of Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists; "Some are good people"...

Cavorting with porn stars and Playboy Bunnies while your wife is home with your 11 month old son...

Criticizing a Gold Star family...

Insulting a war hero and having a tarp put over a ship named in his honor...

Siding with the leader of an enemy nation when he criticizes a fellow American...

And I could list over 1,000 more....

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There are some things that are more important than winning the WH. Such as standing up to executive malfeasance and abuse of office.

Well, you’re not going to get it at the Washington establishment political hack and none of these Democrat socialists can do it.

If the Democrats don't go for impeachment, they will greatly damage the integrity of congressional oversight, which has already been sabotaged by the Republican party.

I personally want them to go in the I’m beach this president and I want him to go as hard as they can and during the process, I’ll handle a shovel for all of them, they will need it to bury their political careers, but hey, they never listen...ever. So I support them and their feeble...I mean, convictions to impeach the President.

I care more about a well-functioning government with checks and balances on outright corruption than "my team" winning. What about you

Yes, but not any of these idiots that are doing it.

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Biden 2020. Send Trump back to Trump Tower.

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Trump misspeaks all the time and every single day

That’s true. He lies all the time too.

It’s interesting to read and listen to his supporters defend garbled nonsense and outright lies.

Glad to see you are not doing it today.

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@bass4 personally want them to go in the I’m beach this president and I want him to go as hard as they can and during the process, I’ll handle a shovel for all of them

What? Is that another way of saying you want Trump to continue to undermine US systems? ROFL

@bass And without them, take California for example, take away Silicone Valley and Hollywood, the State would be another bankrupt Detroit.

What? Someone doesn't understand how inordinately complex the California economy is. But I guess that's to be expected from those who over-simplify existence, only read headlines in radical right wing media and view issues as black or white with no other options between extremist poles.

I actually lived in California for several years.

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MAGA!

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MAGA!

When in doubt, just whip it out.

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the Democrats just don’t have the votes and the Republicans with the exception of one will not remove him from office. So this is all a fantasy in the Democrats head, he will not be removed

Basically true for once except you are jumping the shark a little. How will the public feel watching a Senate trail run like a third world country while damning evidence is presented? People are already fed up privileged people getting off, ala affluenza, the Stanford rape case, DWB.

Maybe you are right though, the public is too uninformed and misinformed to understand the water is boiling and they are getting cooked.

Dems will take the bait soon. It’s doubtful even all their own side will vote for this. Will be a total embarrassment when they do.

The Dems haven't yet because they don't want the same consequences of the Clinton impeachment when the Republicans lost control of the legislature because the GoP thought it was politically important to impeach a president for something as mundane as lying about consensual sex.

No, if the Dems bring impeachment charges, there will be more than a stained dress to cry about. Part 2 of the Mueller report clearly shows the President obstructed justice, the first article of Nixon's impeachment.

My worry with impeachment is Pence. That dude is afraid to be alone in a room with a woman who isn't his wife. If that isn't extreme and delusional, I don't know what is.

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Totally lost it this time.

If you read the extended conversation it's so obvious he knows zilch about the impeachment process.

That's an embarrassment for starters.

There are so many aspects of Trump's decades long behavioural characteristics on show recently, it's become a sideshow. The day to day flip flopping is bewildering.

But when I think of the years of front page harrassment of Obama with his birther lie and Obama is a muslim ( = dangerous) I just can't help but smile.

We all know he will never be impeached (because we understand what impeachment requires), but his biggest worry is not presidential - it's the tons of other charges that he will face as a private citizen - charges that he and family members will never escape from.

It's a given. Just too many.

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he will not be removed, he enjoys close to over an 85% approval on then Republicans, why would they slit their own throats?

This is true: the Republicans will always put their party and the interests of the wealthy ahead of the country's interest.

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"impeachment"

Again, I ask, what crimes exactly are Trump being charged with? A president has to be charged with specific crimes and there has to be some underlying evidence of those crimes for impeachment, like there was with Bill Clinton.

"I think Mueller is a true 'never Trumper,'" Trump said.

Not only is he a never Trumper, he's a hack.

So, go ahead, Dems, bring on the impeachment, it'll help guarantee Trump's landslide re-election.

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 it'll help guarantee Trump's landslide re-election.

Every time I hear this I almost piss myself laughing. Landslide, lol

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Not only is he a never Trumper, he's a hack.

And still a better man than Trump will ever be. Although that really isn't difficult.

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extanker: Just do it and get it over with. Impeach him.

I agree. I can understand the Dems wanting to wait for more information from people like McGahn. If they can get him on record saying he refused to do it because it's textbook obstruction then that will help. Not that the GOP will accept it, they will smear him in a second Russian style, but at least everyone will know.

Get it over with so people can pick a side and expose who they really are.

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Two words which will always make the hair on Trump's neck stand up are "impeachment" and "Mueller".

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What? Is that another way of saying you want Trump to continue to undermine US systems? ROFL

No, I want him to stop the obstructionists Democrats from furthering ruining the country.

What? Someone doesn't understand how inordinately complex the California economy is.

I was born in that State and lived there half of my life, I know everything about it, it’s not that complex if you get the Democrats out, end the high taxes which are smothering the middle class and destroying the poor. It’s their destructive socialist policies that are killing California and turning it into a 3rd world nation. It’s not that hard or complex.

But I guess that's to be expected from those who over-simplify existence, only read headlines in radical right wing media and view issues as black or white with no other options between extremist poles.

Reality is, it is black and white, a simple problem that can easily be resolved.

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Depends on how you look at those facts, there’s a flip side to the opinions of that.

Uhm, opinions aren't facts...

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I was born in that State and lived there half of my life, I know everything about it, it’s not that complex if you get the Democrats out, end the high taxes which are smothering the middle class and destroying the poor. It’s their destructive socialist policies that are killing California and turning it into a 3rd world nation. It’s not that hard or complex.

You're proposal is to fire everyone there and move in the republicans. They wouldn't know what to do! lol...Have they ever offered a plan? Nope. Cause they know they'd make it worse. And you know, Trump's tax "fix" has only made things worse for the lower class...

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And you know, Trump's tax "fix" has only made things worse for the lower class...

Somebody gets it... The rich getting richer means exactly that... No more and no less. More money in the pockets of rich people doesn't mean everybody is better off at all. If there could be some incentive for them to invest a lower tax rate might work but a lower tax rate alone means less money for the government to focus where it's needed and an ever expanding gap between rich and poor. I used to think the same as bass too but it's just not so simple.

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You will always have the poor, we’ve had them from the beginning of time and to the end of time, the poor will always be among us, it will never be eradicated.

You need to update your thinking on that. It won't be long before poverty and being poor are totally eradicated by giving every person a living benefit because the work will be done by robots, AI and if the need for doctors and other high professionals will not be required in the numbers they are now. The day is near when people won't have to work.

There won't be a need even for politicians or leaders.

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Trump says impeachment is 'dirty, filthy, disgusting word'

Ideal for the single most dirty, filthy and disgusting president the US has ever had to suffer under. It's very tiring to see this constant cycle from Trump. Every time he gets criticized, he resorts to name-calling. Every time an accusation is made or an investigation is launched, he attacks his opponents viciously and immaturely, rather than calmly helping to prove his own innocence. Every time his policies get blocked by sane, sensible people, he throws a tantrum. If this is a good world leader, then we might as well just end the world right now.

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Actually not sure about the noun form, but I like the way immmmp-peach just sort of rolls off the tongue. “Impeach ‘im” sounds rather smooth, too.

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Trump getting animated is fun to watch, he's like a punctured balloon bouncing around giving out long farts.

His lies get sillier and sillier until they become downright ridiculous .

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The mantra, "Nobody is above the law, even the president", rings hollow in light of the anti-democratic doctrine espoused by Barr's DO"J" which has circled its wagons around Trump. "Dirty, filthy, disgusting" describes perfectly the people who have stymied Mueller's attempt to bring Trump and his treasonous enablers to justice. Trump can count himself fortunate that while the dice of justice is loaded against most Americans who are routinely given draconian sentences, he gets his presidential "get-out-of-jail free, which is why impeachment remains the only way real justice can be served to the "untouchable" Trump. BTW, does the oath of office and the hand on the Bible have any meaning?

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You want an even bigger laugh? RealClearPolitics has Sleepy Joe Biden up 8.1 over Trump! haha lol

I think that number from RealClearPolitics is the average of the polls.

Your favourite source for pro-Trump sock puppetry, Fox News, has Biden up by 11 over Trump in their poll.

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Dirty, filthy and disgusting, eh?

Maybe he can slide it somewhere into his usual locker-room routine. Is should fit there quite nicely

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So it seems now that Trump actually has to prove that he didn't commit a crime.

I don't know how one proves a negative, first of all, and secondly, the burden of proof is on him.

That Mueller didn't exonerate Trump doesn't mean Trump is guilty of something. Exonerating or clearing someone isn't an investigator's role.

All of this is, at the very least, political harassment.

And it can even be seen as an attempted coup. Yes, that's right.

Deliberately cooking up false grounds for impeachment seems to me an act of treason.

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I don't know how one proves a negative, first of all, and secondly, the burden of proof is on him.

Correction: The burden of proof is NOT on him.

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God , he admitted his guilt.

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Trump misspeaks all the time

Because he's not smart enough to think before he starts mouthing off.

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Beating 17 Republicans and one of the most powerful Democrats in the country with his personality and the hatred of the media trying to hobble him and with little political experience to win the Presidency...Yeah, it’s genius.

Nope. It was luck combined with Hillary taking certain states for granted and the EC.

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But she won last time and is the legitimate president of the United States. No?

Arguing with the liberals in your head again. Hilarious.

The popular vote demonstrates the will of the people. Gonna argue that? I need a few more laughs.

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Funny to see how many americans here support trump despite the wall of evidence against him.

How ignorant can you be? I'm not even american and it's pissing me off to see how dumb people can be.

He should be impeached and jailed for treason++.

not saying i support hillary. they are both filthy, corrupt crooks either owned by the russians or the banks.

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Donny boy has some serious issues. The us population has more issues because they support this idiot and his agenda. It's time for the USA population to get off of the sofa and turn off reality TV and wake up. I am embarrassed that this country is so lame.

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go ahead, Dems, bring on the impeachment, it'll help guarantee Trump's landslide re-election.

That's all you care about?

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I used to think Dems ought not impeach the ... Leave it to the ballot box. I’ve changed my mind since.

The Dems ought to impeach even though Senate Republicans through cowardice and political opportunism will almost certainly never convict. Mueller did his job, Dems should do theirs, and let the Senate Republicans once again fail to do theirs. When it fails make that case to the American people in the 2020 and let the chips fall where they may. And if this means another 4 years of Trump... so be it.

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Oh is the screaming ginger moron still president?

Wake me up when his stench has been removed ...

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