Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Monday, December 10, 2018

This Is My Test To See If There Really Is A God

 

This Nun Tweets A Daily Prayer To Trump For Him To ‘Grow In Humility’

 

“It’s been the hardest spiritual practice I’ve ever committed to,” Sister Susan Francois told The New York Times.

 

 By Nina Golgowski 

A Catholic nun has opened up about her daily ritual of tweeting at President Donald Trump with prayers for him to “grow in humility” and “do good and be kind in return,” calling it “the hardest spiritual practice I’ve ever committed to.”
“I usually just sit for a little while and see what comes,” Sister Susan Francois told The New York Times. The New Jersey-based nun is with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace religious order.
As of Sunday, the 46-year-old has racked up more than 660 prayers to Trump’s official @POTUS account since shortly after his Inauguration.


Dear , 662 days later still praying you experience goodness & kindness and choose to do good & be kind in return. A kind or thoughtful word goes a long way, & a prudential choice of words is less likely to wound, spark conflict or cause markets to drop. Praying 

“When I sent the first tweet, it was purely for myself. I didn’t expect it to make a big splash,” she told the Times of her ritual, which she said she began as a “calming spiritual practice” for herself to fight all the negativity. “But [the] fact that it was public and that I committed to it every day means I have to do it, even if I don’t want to. It’s been the hardest spiritual practice I’ve ever committed to.”
Francois isn’t the only nun or religious devotee to pray for the president, but she has stood out thanks to her daily dedication and use of Twitter, which is Trump’s own preferred method of communicating.


Dear . 661 days later still praying for you as a leader and as a human being to grow in humility and the ability/capacity/willingness to focus on the common good and peace of all. has some good advice for all of us ...

In 2017, she wrote an article for the Catholic news site Global Sisters Report about her online activism, saying that she is “taking advantage of new technology to stay engaged in the midst of my busy life.”
“Am I under the misconception that he is reading my tweets or that they will have an impact on his policies? No. But I am less distracted by the crazy, claiming my voice & speaking out in a way that models and points to the world Jesus calls us to build,” she tweeted on Sunday, linking to her article.


Am I under the misconception that he is reading my tweets or that they will have an impact on his policies? No. But I am less distracted by the crazy, claiming my voice & speaking out in a way that models and points to the world Jesus calls us to build.

That’s not to say she doesn’t hope her words will have an impact or get attention.
Francois told the Times that she specifically tweets to @POTUS, instead of Trump’s more popular and widely used @realDonaldTrump handle, because that account is archived by the federal government. Knowing that, she said she hopes her outreach to him is archived too, for history’s sake.
“From my academic research on resistance as a response to injustice, it is important for consistency and for history to know that ordinary people didn’t look away,” she told the Times. “I wanted it to be a record of history that a Catholic sister wanted to tweet a nonviolent prayer at the president.”

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If the Sister's prayers can change Donald Trump to a true humanitarian, I will start going to church and praying!

Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn’t Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump

We’ve investigated this for a long period of time. Both sides have come up with nothing in the process,” the House Republican leader said.

By Igor Bobic 

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged Democrats not to dwell on investigating President Donald Trump once they assume the majority next year because “America is too great of a nation to have such a small agenda.”
“I think there’s other problems out there we really should be focused upon. My belief is let’s see where we can work together and move America forward,” McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House, behind House Speaker Paul Ryan, said Monday during an appearance on Fox News.
“We’ve investigated this for a long period of time,” McCarthy added. “Both sides have come up with nothing in the process. I think we should put the American people first.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team hasn’t exactly produced “nothing” in its time investigating Russian interference during the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. They’ve indicted or gotten guilty pleas from 33 people and three companies so far — the latest being Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
Upon taking charge of House committees in January, Democrats are also expected to launch investigations into some of the biggest Trump controversies Republicans have downplayed or ignored over the last two years: the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, allegations of obstruction of justice, the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia and hush money payments to two women who claim they had affairs with the president.
In a memo filed last week, federal prosecutors alleged for the first time that Cohen broke campaign finance laws by making payments to the women to keep them silent during the campaign “in coordination with and at the direction of Trump.” The revelations from Mueller and the U.S.

Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York sparked fresh speculation over the weekend about a possible indictment of Trump or perhaps even impeachment.
McCarthy downplayed the matter in the Fox News interview, however, arguing that “lots of members” of Congress have engaged in similar violations of campaign finance law.

McCarthy had a seemingly different view of the House’s oversight responsibilities in 2016 when he boasted on national television that the House Select Committee on Benghazi had hurt then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the polls. Republicans set up the panel, as well as several other lengthy investigations, to investigate the deadly 2012 attack on the Libya consulate in Benghazi when Clinton was secretary of state. McCarthy’s remark was seen as a damaging gaffe that even his fellow Republicans were forced to distance themselves from.
Democrats walloped Republicans in November’s midterm election ― flipping an impressive 40 House seats ― in part by telling voters they would serve as a check on Trump’s volatile presidency. But most candidates spent a majority of time talking about bread-and-butter issues, such as health care and jobs, not the seemingly endless controversies in Washington.
“Democrats have been clear for months that our top priorities will be lowering the cost of prescription drugs, raising wages by rebuilding America and restoring integrity in Washington. The minority leader is well aware of this agenda, as it was used quite effectively to topple his Republican majority,” said Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Rep. Eric Swalwell, another California Democrat who has been discussed as a potential 2020 presidential contender, offered a more blunt response to McCarthy on Twitter.

Thanks bye. We’ll take it from here.

 Other top Republicans have also urged Democrats not to focus on investigating the president and his associates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), for example, said last month that moving to aggressively pursue oversight of Trump and his administration would amount to “presidential harassment.”

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With all the people indited, prosecuted, and sentenced this has got to be the lamest attempt at getting the new House majority to lay off Trump. It's laughable, especially given the news coming from Muller recently.

Trump should be impeached as soon as possible !!  

Ronan Tynan


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Sunday, December 9, 2018

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Congress will have to 'start impeachment' process after Cohen filings, former Nixon counsel says


 
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
 
John Dean, a White House counsel under President Richard Nixon who received jail time for his role in the Watergate scandal, said Friday that allegations against President Donald Trump detailed in new court filings give Congress "little choice" other than to begin impeachment proceedings.
Dean's comments, made during CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" segment, follow the release of a legal memo from federal prosecutors in New York regarding Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Prosecutors wrote that Cohen had implicated Trump in the arrangement of hush-money payments to women during the 2016 election.

"I don't know that this will forever disappear into some dark hole of unprosecutable presidents," Dean said. "I think it will resurface in the Congress. I think what this totality of today's filings show that the House is going to have little choice, the way this is going, other than to start impeachment proceedings."

Dean, who served as Nixon's counsel from 1970 to 1973, was chosen by the president to lead a special investigation into the Watergate scandal. He would go on to accuse Nixon of having direct involvement in the coverup, even implicating himself while detailing the ways various White House officials attempted to block investigations into the incident. He was charged with obstruction of justice, eventually serving four months in prison.

The Cohen memo prosecutors released Friday lists three people at an August 2014 meeting: Cohen, "Individual-1" and "Chairman-1." Based on statements in the memo, it can be determined that Individual-1 is Trump, and people familiar with the case told The Washington Post's Matt Devin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky that Chairman-1 is David Pecker of the National Enquirer.

"In August 2014, Chairman-1 had met with Cohen and Individual-1, and had offered to help deal with negative stories about Individual-1's relationships with women by identifying such stories so that they could be purchased and 'killed,' " the prosecutors' memorandum says.

Payments were made to two women who alleged they had sexual relationships with Trump before he ran for president: Playboy model Karen McDougal - who reached an agreement with the publishers of the National Enquirer that she wouldn't share her story of the relationship - and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who received $130,000 to remain silent about a liaison involving Trump.

In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance law in making the arranged payments. He also pleaded guilty to other crimes including making a false statement to a bank and later to lying to Congress about a Trump-branded real estate project in Moscow.

Cohen, citing the fact he has cooperated with investigators, had requested a sentence of no prison time. However, in the nearly 40-page memo, New York prosecutors recommended Cohen receive a "substantial" sentence, possibly 3 1/2 years.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Friday that the Cohen filings "tell us nothing of value that wasn't already known."

Dean, who was a star witness of the 1973 congressional hearings on the Watergate scandal, has been critical of Trump in the past. In a November tweet, he compared Trump and Nixon, stating simply, "Trump=evil."

This article was written by Michael Brice-Saddler, a reporter for The Washington Post.

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