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White House Leaks Just Revealed The Disturbing Truth About The Senate’s Trumpcare Bill

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White House Leaks Just Revealed The Disturbing Truth About The Senate’s Trumpcare Bill

 

Even as President Trump publicly taunts those who stand in opposition to the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare and its live-saving protections, within the confines of the Oval Office, White House insiders confirm that the president and his aides are unsure about the bill itself.

Just this morning, Trump called out Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and “whoever votes against Hcare Bill,” on Twitter in an ill-conceived attempt to pressure the Republicans to support the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal, which the Senate will take up next week.

The move backfired immediately as Paul immediately fired off a series of tweets doubling down on his opposition. While Paul’s reaction is an embarrassment for Trump, he apparently is not disappointed about the policy ramifications of losing Paul’s vote and even Graham-Cassidy possible failure.

After speaking with several White House and Congressional aides, Josh Dawsey and Burgess Everett write for Politico that “privately, there’s ambivalence in the White House about [Graham-Cassidy’s] contents and its chances of clearing the tightly divided [Senate] next week.

The lack of certainty however, is not dissuading the president from going all in however. Dawsey and Burgess add, “Several White House officials described the president as determined to sign something — anything, really.

This puts Republicans in a precarious position as they need Trump’s bully pulpit to win the support of the party, but the president’s lack of interest in policy has his strategy for winning support backfiring left and right.

Despite his self-proclaimed status as “master of deals,” many Capitol Hill Republicans believe it was Trump’s personal call to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that forced the Republican to vote against the Senate’s failed Obamacare repeal this summer and is likely to keep her a “no” next week.

The president’s ineffectiveness at swaying support for a bill he doesn’t understand — that would rob 32 million Americans of their healthcare, eliminate protections for preexisting protections, end Medicaid as we know it, cause financial ruin for thousands of working families, and lead to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans — somehow leaves Graham-Cassidy with a very real shot of passing the Senate next week.

Even as Trump’s calls are not having an impact, it is up to the resistance to make calls that do. At least six Senators could vote either way on the horrid Trumpcare bill next week. Call or email yours at 202.224.3121 and tell them lives depend on their firm opposition to Graham-Cassidy.

And so do their jobs.

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Chief Of Staff Confirms That Trump Is Under Investigation By Mueller (VIDEO)

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Chief Of Staff Confirms That Trump Is Under Investigation By Mueller

 

Ever since the investigation into the 2016 election began, President Trump has steadfastly maintained that he isn’t personally under investigation.

Shortly after Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed earlier this year, Trump said former FBI Director James Comey had assured him he wasn’t part of the counterintelligence investigation being conducted by the FBI. And while that may be true in regard to counterintelligence, Comey didn’t offer any assurances that Trump wasn’t under criminal investigation.

And on Monday, just hours after indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates were unsealed in Washington, the president was on Twitter trying to distract from the growing scandal:

And yet, when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly appeared on The Ingraham Angle Monday evening, he clearly suggested that his boss is indeed being investigated, telling the host:

“It’s very distracting to the president, as it would be to any citizen, to be investigated, while at the same time trying to carry the weight of what it means to be president of the United States on his shoulders.”

If that’s not confirmation, what exactly is?

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As for Kelly’s whining that it’s an added “weight” on Trump to know he’s under the microscope while trying to do his job, all I can say is BOO FREAKING HOO! If he can’t handle the pressure, maybe he needs to step aside and let a legitimately elected person run the country. Someone like Hillary Clinton, who got nearly 3 million more votes than the Orange Menace.

Also, Trump made a choice to associate with unsavory characters like Manafort and Gates. He appointed Michael Flynn to one of the highest positions in the administration despite the fact that he was on the take from both the Russian and Turkish governments. You know the old saying: You are the company you keep.

So here’s a bit of advice for Trump and Kelly: No one wants to hear your pathetic whining. And we don’t believe any of your lies.

Here’s Kelly on Fox News:

https://youtu.be/XIPfK0z6nLc

 

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

 

 

Harvey Weinstein was apologetic and contrite during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday when he resigned under pressure from the Board … sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ.

We’re told there was no screaming, no yelling, no anger. Harvey Weinstein told the Board, “I have a real problem,” and then apologized for the “trouble and confusion” he caused TWC.

We’re told Weinstein, who was on speaker phone from Arizona, told the Board he needed to build a new life and move on.

Our sources say everyone sounded conciliatory … partly because the handwriting was on the wall.  The Board made it clear Weinstein had a legal obligation to resign from the Board after it ratified his firing from TWC. He did just that.

Harvey, we’re told, was “peaceful” during the meeting and Bob was subdued.

We’re told the sense of the Board is that Harvey Weinstein will not force his firing to arbitration or court.

Our sources say both Harvey and Bob Weinstein have an overriding interest in making sure Colony Capital succeeds in restructuring the company — money. The each have roughly 21% equity interest in TWC, and if the company fails, they walk away with nothing.

As one source put it, “Harvey and Bob have a huge stake in making sure Colony Capital can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

 

As much as Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is, turns out he’s a lot less wealthy than he was a year ago.

Forbes magazine has just released their annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans has some very bad news for the Donald: His net worth has fallen drastically by $600 million, meaning he’s only worth an estimated $3.1 billion. That drops him 92 spots on the Top 400 list, from #146 to #248.

Ouch!

What led to the sudden drop in Trump’s worth? Forbes notes:

“A tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign.”

Ironically, America’s richest people are richer than they were in 2016, but not Trump.

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For the 24th year in a row, Bill Gates tops the list, with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $67 billion
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $65.5 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $55.5 billion
  • Larry Ellison, Oracle, $49.3 billion
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, $45 billion
  • Charles Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • David Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • Larry Page, Google, $48.5 billion
  • Sergey Brin, Google, $37.5 billion

And Trump fared even worse on the Bloomberg’s worldwide billionaires list, which rates his worth at $2.86 billion. That doesn’t even qualify him to be named as one of the 500 richest people in the world.

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Expect a Trump Twitter meltdown before the end of business Tuesday.

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