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Re: Donald Trump -- 2016
« Reply #3680 on: January 22, 2017, 03:05:25 pm »

Trump’s First Order Of Business Was To Order A Regulatory Freeze

One of President Donald Trump’s first orders of business is a regulatory FREEZE. Pausing and stopping damaging regulations until the government can get a better handle on them and decide if they’re really in the best interest of the American people...

...According to federal records, a few dozen Obama administration regulations from agencies like the Transportation Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and Agriculture Department haven’t yet been completed. Those could be vulnerable to being frozen by the Trump administration’s order, which came out just hours after the new president was sworn in....

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Re: Donald Trump -- 2016
« Reply #3681 on: January 22, 2017, 04:29:05 pm »
Trump is all out of bubblegum ...
 Fri Jan 20, 2017 | 7:39am EST
Factbox: Trump's early executive actions [will] could undo Obama policies

Trump's first executive orders will likely undo some of the more than 275 orders signed by Obama during his eight years in the White House. Here is a look at some of the actions Trump may take.


Trump's advisors have recommended he take several steps to limit immigration into the United States within his first days in office, according to several people close to the presidential transition team.

Trump will likely seek to undo an Obama executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed people brought into the United States illegally as children to stay in the country on a two-year authorization to work and attend college. Trump would likely let the authorizations given to more than 700,000 people under DACA expire rather than immediately retract them or target such individuals for deportation, the sources said.


One of Obama's first moves as president in 2009 after winning his first four-year term was signing three executive orders to begin closing the detention facility on the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and curtail "enhanced interrogation techniques," including waterboarding.

Trump said shortly after his election that "we are keeping open" the detention facility and "gonna load it up with some bad dudes," making rescinding Obama's actions on the closure of the facility a likelihood.

The detention facility began housing detainees identified as foreign terrorism suspects in 2002 under Republican President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States by al Qaeda Islamic militants.


Obama has issued several orders related to federal contractors that Trump is likely to re-examine or rescind. One increased the federal minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 per hour starting in 2015. Another required all federal contractors to provide their workers with paid sick leave.

An executive order Obama signed that requires federal contractors to disclose labor law violations and guides agencies on how to consider such violations is unpopular with business interests and could be undone by Trump. An Obama order that encourages federal agencies to use union-only project-labor agreements to establish the employment terms for federal projects exceeding $25 million is also likely up for reversal.


Obama issued dozens of executive actions on climate policy and clean energy that Trump may seek to undo. Obama finalized his Clean Power Plan in 2015 to slash carbon emissions from power plants. The plan is currently held up in federal courts but could be undone or hobbled if Trump takes executive action. Trump could also reverse an Obama order that requires federal government agencies to slash emissions 40 percent from 2008 levels by 2025.
Trump prepares for busy Monday, pledges NAFTA changes, other executive orders
David Jackson and Gregory Korte , USA TODAY Published 3:33 p.m. ET Jan. 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Trump, having declared post-inaugural Monday the true opening day of his new administration, spent Sunday pondering a string of executive orders on topics ranging from immigration to Israel to the economy, including what he called a re-working of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Supervising the swearing-in of 30 new White House staff members, Trump said he will soon meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss changes to NAFTA, the trade deal he claims has shipped U.S. jobs to those other countries.

"We will start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA. Anyone ever hear of NAFTA? I ran a campaign somewhat based on NAFTA," he said. "Mexico has been terrific, actually, and the president has been really quite amazing."

Two days after his inauguration, Trump also spoke with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the Situation Room, and prepared to meet with law enforcement and first responders who worked during the inaugural weekend.

Funny NPR is pissed:
President Trump's First Hours In Office
January 21, 2017 2:06 PM ET

Making good on his promise to get started on "Day 1," President Trump and his administration got right to work on Friday, taking steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and announcing the reversal of their predecessors' plans to reduce mortgage insurance premiums on federally insured home loans.

The new president signed an executive order to "minimize the economic burden" of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act pending its repeal, allowing government agencies not to enforce regulations that impose a financial burden on a state, company or individual.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Donald Trump -- 2016
« Reply #3682 on: March 02, 2017, 10:11:11 am »
 Monday, Feb 27, 2017 06:03 PM CEST

Topics: David Nunes, Donald Trump, Republicans, Russia, News, Politics News
GOP intelligence chairman David Nunes: "There's no evidence of anything" regarding Russia-Trump campaign contacts
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President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia have been well documented, but it doesn’t sound like Rep. Devin Nunes — the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a Republican — is that eager to investigate them.

During a press conference with reporters on Monday, Rep. Nunes downplayed claims that the White House had asked members of the CIA and FBI to squelch reports of contact between Russia and members of Trump’s presidential campaign, saying that there was “nothing wrong” with what he characterized as attempts to have a better working relationship with the press. He also said that the committee wanted evidence of any American citizens who may have talked to Russian officials, implicitly broadening the issue beyond the Trump campaign and administration. He characterized the FBI as being “very upfront” with his committee about what they know about Trump’s potential connections with Russia, although he admitted that he’d like to know more.

When asked if they have any evidence of contacts specifically from the Trump campaign, Nunes replied: “It’s been looked into and there’s no evidence of anything there. Obviously we’d like to know if there is.” He also dismissed concerns that Flynn had violated the Logan Act as “ridiculous” and said that they would not subpoena Trump’s tax returns, which puts him at odds with Senate Intelligence Committee member Susan Collins, R-Maine. Throughout the press conference, Nunes insisted that both he and the White House were simply trying to be “transparent” and claimed to be confused as to why the Trump administration providing his phone number to a reporter would be a news story. He also repeated his earlier statements about wanting to avoid “McCarthyism” and “witch hunts” based on reports that Americans may have connections to the Russian regime.

“This is almost like McCarthyism revisited,” Nunes told reporters at the California Republican Party’s spring convention on Saturday. “We’re going to go on a witch hunt against, against innocent Americans?”
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Nunes added: “At this point, there’s nothing there. Once we begin to look at all the evidence, and if we find any American that had any contact with Russian agents or anybody affiliated with the Russian government, then we’ll be glad to, at that point, you know, subpoena those people before the House and let the legislative branch do its oversight and then we would recommend it over to, you know, the appropriate people.”

Nunes concluded, saying, “we can’t go on a witch hunt against the American people, any American people who have not had any contact, just because they appeared in a news story.”

Despite Nunes’ downplaying of the issue, the repeated contacts between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak caused Flynn to resign from his position after less than a month on the job. Similarly, Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort was pressured into resigning in August after it was revealed that he had worked to elect a pro-Russia president in Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. While the extent of Trump’s business connections with Russia is unknown because he has refused to release his tax returns, his son Donald Trump Jr. told a real estate conference in 2008 that “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

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Donald Trump himself publicly encouraged Russia to engage in espionage against his Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton:

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press,” Trump declared to a group of reporters.

But on Monday, Trump said he’s had no connections to Russia for a decade.

Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and his work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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Re: Donald Trump wil visit Belgrade, Serbia ?
« Reply #3683 on: November 19, 2018, 12:37:06 pm »

US Congressman Ted Poe invited President Donald Trump to visit Serbia, adding that the visit would enhance the support to the future of Serbia as a part of the democratic Europe which is ruled by peace, the Serbian President's cabinet said on Saturday.

?I am writing you as a co-chairman of the Congressional Serbian American Caucus, to encourage you to travel for an official presidential visit to the Republic of Serbia. No President of America has visited Serbia since President Carter,? said Poe, adding, ?This visit would undoubtedly strengthen American support to the future of Serbia, as a part of democratic Europe which is ruled by peace.?

Congressman Poe, who recently paid a visit to Serbia, said this country was a regional leader and was capable of securing ?a permanent peace and prosperity by building the closer relations with the Trans-Atlantic community, with the hope for the European Union membership as a final outcome.?

?In order to achieve this strategic goal, American support is of essential importance,? he added.

The congressman assessed in the note to the President that Serbia deserved the US support, adding that in the past years it has been next to the USA fighting the international terrorism and playing an important role in preventing the flow of the foreign ISIS fighters.

?I believe we should acknowledge the contribution that Serbia gave to the peace and security through large engagement of the USA, including the exceptionally symbolic visit of the current President,? Poe said in the letter.

He assessed that this visit would improve bilateral relations and firmly establish Serbia in the western society.

?I ask you with respect to seriously consider this visit which is of essential importance and that your administration tries to strengthen the Washington-Belgrade relations,? reads the letter.