KER Politics – Mon 13 Feb, 2017

Was this an appropriate question, given the nature of Monday’s Press Conference?

Trump’s big press conference with Justin Trudeau was missing a question about the elephant in the room

President Donald Trump during a joint press conference on Monday managed to avoid questions about concerns that embattled National Security Adviser Michael Flynn misled Trump officials about his communications with Russia’s ambassador.

A Washington Post story published last week said Flynn may have lied to Mike Pence, then the vice president-elect, about whether the adviser discussed US-Russia sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump took office, raising concerns about Flynn’s future in the White House.

But despite the story’s front-page treatment in newspapers like The Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, the American journalists Trump called on during his joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not confront Trump about the national security adviser.

Scott Thurman from ABC7 Sinclair asked a broad question about the “philosophical differences” between Trump and Trudeau, while Kaitlan Collins, The Daily Caller’s White House reporter, asked Trump what he saw as the largest national-security threat facing the US.

Several reporters noted the absence of a question about Flynn, which some journalists such as ABC’s Jon Karl attempted to ask Trump as he left the press conference.

  1. On February 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm,
    CFS says:

    The leftwing US Press may still be flinching from the message given to CNN a week ago!

    If Trump expects any even-handed treatment from the US MSM, it would be a mistake.
    He does seem to realize this, in his use of Twitter, but tweeting clearly lacks capability of in-depth discussion.

  2. On February 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm,
    CFS says:

    It concerns me that Mnuchin, now appointed to Treasury is a Democratic hack, having been backed in the past by Soros.
    Schumer’s incessant attacks also are worrying.

    Unreported by MSM about 60% of US navy jets are grounded, unfit for flight, because of Obama’s budget cuts to military.
    We also hit Budget Ceiling limitations about March 15th…..that is going to be interesting.
    The Republicans will not get any passes to raise needed spending, as did Obama. Unfortunately the Swamp will also not seek cutting waste to free up some money.

    • On February 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm,
      al korelin says:

      All I can say at this point,Professor, is the “beat goes on”.

      I am currently reading “The America Bubble” by Soros because I want to determine where he is coming from. So far it is interesting.

      • On February 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm,
        CFS says:

        The problem always is not knowing what you don’t know. So you study and absorb more and more information, only to learn there is much more than you thought you didn’t know.
        There is talk that Greece might start, like Panama, to use the US Dollar as their currency, because of the potential break-up of the Euro. Little do they know…. !
        And so it goes.

  3. On February 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm,
    Chartster says:
  4. On February 13, 2017 at 7:19 pm,
    CFS says:

    Should you swallow the Red Pill?
    First know thyself:

  5. On February 13, 2017 at 7:28 pm,
    al korelin says:

    As I have said before, this guy is certainly interesting!

  6. On February 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm,
    russell s hamilton says:

    My brother in law like my self knows how important secrecy and discretion are as we are ex military . The recent table talk in the open at mar lago , would have gotton an enlisted man court marshalled 40 years ago. That a USA president and his aides dont have common sense to talk about secret stuff in an open resteraunt is stunning. Trump is not competent to run the french fry machine at burger king. S

  7. On February 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm,
    CFS says:

    Rick Wiles, Shadow Government Attempts to Overthrow President Trump TRUNEWS 02 13 17

  8. On February 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm,
    CFS says:
    Government poisoning the public:

  9. On February 13, 2017 at 11:30 pm,
    CFS says:

    So 11 judges from the 9th circuit are going to re-evaluate the immigrant/visitor decision.
    Aa pity Flynn resigned, since he did not violate the Logan Act. Shame Trump buckled; he does not get it. Now all the others will be attacked.

    • On February 14, 2017 at 6:32 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:


      It wasn’t an issue of if he violated the Logan Act or not. He lied to the VP about the conversation and that’s why he was fired. The Logan Act didn’t have anything to do with him leaving. Nobody cares about the Logan Act.

      The civil war has started and this is an act by the deep state to destroy Trump. So far the deep state is winning.

      • On February 14, 2017 at 7:39 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        ditto on the deep state

        • On February 14, 2017 at 7:46 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Now Flynn, can work behind the scene……..patriots do not give up, nor retire

          • On February 14, 2017 at 9:59 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            OOPS…..GOP committee on oversight , will not investigate…according to zerohedge

          • On February 14, 2017 at 10:01 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            counter punch in the gut to the demos……as I said “new game in town”

      • On February 14, 2017 at 8:50 am,
        CFS says:

        I heard he said he could not remember the specifics of his contact with the Russian Foreign Minister.

        It was an unknown employee or employees at the State Department that sent Flynn’s emails to trump; apparently gotten from NSA. We may never know the full story.

        • On February 14, 2017 at 9:51 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Just Clinton /demo …payback memory loss……..

  10. On February 14, 2017 at 3:36 am,
    CFS says:

    The magnets of the SGE are pulling prices upwards:

    SGE gold fixed at $1242.88
    Silver at %18.74

  11. On February 14, 2017 at 5:47 am,
    CFS says:

    The anarcho-capitalist point of view:

  12. On February 14, 2017 at 5:54 am,
    CFS says:

    The Fed raises .25%

    The latest Harry Dent

  13. On February 14, 2017 at 6:05 am,
    CFS says:

    Darn it! Harry Dent was a repost.
    I wish they would not do that.

  14. On February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Dent’s guru rating is close to ……….ZERO…..