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Tongue in cheek

June 16, 2017

 

Almost Entirely

Tongue in cheek

Merely Hyperbole

About Waterboarding

I’m just a schmuck

Putin a puzzle together

Recuse the rhetoric

Solemnly swear

Not advocating

 

Donald Trump’s answer on torture is really out there — even for Trump

By Chris Cillizza February 8, 2016

Donald Trump. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

On Sunday, Donald Trump appeared on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos in advance of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.  

This exchange — on Trump’s view of torture — is remarkable.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  As president, you would authorize torture?

TRUMP:  I would absolutely authorize something beyond waterboarding.  And believe me, it will be effective.  If we need information, //

Hmmm?

Today’s Russia hearing — without many answers — was still bad for Trump

“After today’s hearing, we’re left with more questions than answers about POTUS’ conduct.”

Updated by Alex Ward on June 7, 2017 4:10 pm vox.com

Top intelligence and law enforcement officials refused to confirm reports that President Donald Trump had tried to shut down an ongoing FBI probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia.

It was a bad day for the White House all the same.

That’s because the officials also declined to definitively say that Trump hadn’t asked them to do so.

Put another way, none of the high-level government officials were willing to testify, under oath, that former FBI Director James Comey was wrong to allege that Trump told him to shut down the Flynn probe, a move that could amount to obstruction of justice.

The optics would have been bad enough if Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing — which featured, among others, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers — had occurred in isolation.

But they’re particularly bad given that the hearing comes just a day before Comey himself is set to testify under oath that Trump asked him to stop the Flynn investigation.

 

Well,  if we need information.  Hmmm?

TRUMP:  I would absolutely authorize something beyond waterboarding.  And believe me, it will be effective.  If we need information, //

Hmmm? Since you suggest it is effective.

 

I wonder if this presidential precedent can apply to all criminal cases?

 

Prosecutor :  You’ve been caught red handed, will you please explain?

Defendant  :  That would be really inappropriate for me to answer that.

Prosecutor :  Okay, thank you for your testimony.  Try not to do what thought we caught you guilty of.

Lala lala.

Or as Steve Martin suggested (in the 70’s)

“I Forgot!”

How many times do we let ourselves get into terrible situations because we don’t say “I forgot”?

Let’s say you’re on trial for armed robbery. You say to the judge, “I forgot armed robbery was illegal.”

Let’s suppose he says back to you, “You have committed a foul crime. you have stolen hundreds and thousands of dollars from people at random, and you say, ‘I forgot’?”

Two simple words: Excuuuuuse me!!”

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