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Trump Schedule || Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:00 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing

All times Eastern
Live stream of White House briefing at 1:30 pm

6 thoughts on “Trump Schedule || Thursday, May 11, 2017”

  1. Going back to the meeting yesterday with Lavrov. This is from Rush L. and it made me laugh. Rush maintains that Trump is so trolling the Dems. Anyway, this is good for a chuckle. Larov has been around a long time and he knows what he is doing.

    After Secretary of State Tillerson welcomed Lavrov to the U.S. — they’re about to leave — Andrea Mitchell found Lavrov and asked him a question.

    MITCHELL: (shouting) Does the Comey firing cast a shadow of your talks, gentlemen?

    LAVROV: Was he fired?

    MITCHELL: (screams) Yes!

    LAVROV: You’re kidding! You’re kidding!

    MITCHELL: (screams) What about the Russian investigation?

    RUSH: Did you hear that? Andrea Mitchell, NBC News: “Does the Comey firing cast a shadow around your talks, gentlemen?” And the Soviet, the Russian foreign minister said, “Was he fired?” Mitchell said, “Yes!” Lavrov: “You’re kidding! You’re kidding!” He was fired?” Mitchell said, “What about the Russian investigation?” What investigation? (chuckling) The trolling here, you just have to love it.

  2. Haven’t seen this covered in the corporate US press, but this is a Comey quote from today’s Daily Mail:

    “‘I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all,’ the farewell note (Comey’s note to his staff) began.
    “‘I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed,’ it continued. ‘I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.'”

    I’m not sure how William Sessions reacted when Billy Clinton abruptly fired him in 1993, but Comey, at least, is trying to stay classy and trying to (at least publicly) move on to the next phase of his life. Many of us have been, “let go”, “canned”, “downsized” if we’ve lived long enough. Fairly or unfairly. I know I have. Once. It’s not fun, and it’s a crisis, often. But you move on. You act like an adult. You get your act together and step up to the challenge. I’m glad to see Comey gone, and also glad he’s keeping his head up and moving on with as much class as he can summon.

    The anti-Trumpers, the lefty corporate press, the pundits, the political agitators will milk Comey’s firing for days, weeks, months. No one gives them credibility on any issue, no one pays attention to them, so I guess they are happy talking to themselves on this or any other issue.

    1. “‘I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all,’

      That should, but won’t, put the matter at rest. Good on Comey for being professional on his way out. Good way to close the door.

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