Bannon subpoened while Sec. Homeland Secuirty developes amnesia

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 13 months ago

    Today 's interviews with Sec. of HS and Steve Bannon proved one thing, it's dang hard to get the truth out of any of Trump's cronies and appointees. Bannon's refusal to answer questions before the House Committee led to his being subpoenaed by both the House and Special Counselor Mueller.

    In a different interview before the Senate, Sec. of Homeland Security has a memory loss about the infamous "S#ithole/house meeting a week ago. It really is remarkable how those near Trump cannot remember meeting Russians or what they heard when with our venerable leader.  Do you think it's beginning to look a bit fishy, or is there really an amnesia epidemic raging through the White House.

    And yes, I know I misspelled security.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      UPDATE: After many hours  dodging questions the subpoena was acquired, and now it's said "Sloppy Steve" is cooperating fully with the House Panel. He's been behind closed doors for over 12 hours now hopefully spilling his guts. Mueller gets the next shot at him. smile

      1. IslandBites profile image86
        IslandBitesposted 13 months agoin reply to this
    2. GA Anderson profile image89
      GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Look at the bright side Randy, your party's favorite Senator Booker will be a shoo-in for the 2018 "I am a Thespian" award for Over-Acting. I think I saw some of the other Democrat committee members reaching for biscuits to sop up the sincerity drippings.

      I will leave you to your judgement about her dancing around saying what she heard, but I think she portrayed an extremely intelligent and capable persona. I was pleasantly surprised.

      GA ;-)

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Yo GA, I sorta figured you'd accept her amnesia. You don't think she was covering for Trump?

        How could you tell Booker wasn't sincere in his anger at what he conceived of her coincidental amnesia? I'd like to be able to have that gift. tongue

        You don't have anything to add about Bannon?

        1. GA Anderson profile image89
          GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          You do have "that gift" Randy, we all have it. Whether it is used or not, or how it is used,  is a different matter.

          Whether I accept Neilson's (sp?), "amnesia" - or not, would depend on what I know about the circumstances of the meeting. And since all I know is what I have heard on CNN, or read in various media articles, it would be presumptuous of me to doubt her, or, to convict her as a liar, or "a good soldier."  Aren't you concerned about that too?

          Bannon is an interesting story. I am all atither, waiting for the next episode. I remember hearing about those "Who shot JR?" parties, Or maybe a better analogy would be a "tailgate" party. Either one covers  the point.


          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            It's good to know I have the "gift", GA. Does that mean my suspicions about Trump being a traitor are true? tongue

            You couldn't tell the Sec. was avoiding answering the questions truthfully, but you could tell Booker was acting?  Careful there GA, you might commit yourself to something. yikes

            1. GA Anderson profile image89
              GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              If you think Pres. Trump is a "traitor" Randy, then I think you missed the instructions that came with your gift.

              Of course I could tell she was avoiding answering the questions - the way the questioners wanted her to answer them.

              As for Booker... It sure looked like acting, (over-acting), to me. We will have to wait for the awards committee's vote to see who is right.

              Regarding me committing to something... As a dear old friend and riding buddy would say, "There you go again..."

              Instead of using assumptions Randy, you should use your gift. I think I constantly display multiple commitments in these forums; A commitment not to sound like a partisan flak.  A commitment not to draw conclusions from too few, or tainted facts. A commitment to not be the one that grabs the brush from the tar bucket. And the hardest commitment of all to keep; abide the thought rather than open my mouth and remove the doubt.


              1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                I'm not assuming Trump is an honest man because he lies on a daily basis, GA. I'd like to be able to believe my president, especially on important topics, but that's just me. You guys don't seem to care if he lies or his cronies take his lead. His statement of "the press is the enemy of the nation" quotes Stalin who even Khrushchev prohibited the statement.

                Trump's calling facts "fake news" is another indication he want's to be a despot instead a leader of a free country. But keep taking up for the buffoon if you feel he's good for the country and the free press. 

                I'm sure you'll watch Trump's fake news award show and probably love it, but that may be just my "gift" being in error again. tongue

                1. GA Anderson profile image89
                  GA Andersonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Yep Randy, it failed you again. I have no plans to watch it.


      2. PrettyPanther profile image84
        PrettyPantherposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        She seemed very bright. She was quite good at avoiding answering the question of what Trump said, like a good soldier.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Perfect for Donnie's purpose in appointing her. yikes

        2. gmwilliams profile image83
          gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this


    3. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      It is LYING......COVERING UP.....,not so-called amnesia.   Nielsen was well aware of what Trump said about Haiti, El Salvador, & some African countries.   Nielson maintained that Trump used some rough language; however, she conveniently claimed that she "couldn't recall" what Trump stated.  What a LIAR!

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    Claudia Philipsposted 13 months ago


  3. Solaras profile image95
    Solarasposted 13 months ago

    Chief of DHS was not impressive to me. She pretended not to know Norway was predominantly white European, and yet her ancestry goes back the Swede/Norwegian. 

    Her voice was getting shaky when she had no Big Beautiful Wall answers for questions like: How much will the eminent domain compensation cost us (I don't know) how much territory will be required in the set back (I don't know) how many coast guard cutters, TSA and ICE personnel could we purchase/hire with the $18 billion you want allocated for the wall (I don't know). She was about to break, but then he lost his round of questioning, and she had time to recomposed herself.  Her testimony there  reminded me of the lawyer who had never tried a case being put up for a judicial appointment. 

    I don't know why everyone has to lie about what he said, including the shithead who said it. If you are ashamed, make an apology; don't lie and force everyone else to lie for you too. No backbone, a craven coward.  Won't visit any troops in combat zones, because his heel spurs start acting up, old military school injury.


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