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Trump Voters FREAK OUT After Realizing They Aren’t Getting Tax Cuts
 
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Trump voters have taken to Twitter to express their outrage over the fact that they aren’t getting those lofty tax cuts that the Republicans promised them. When the legislation was passed, middle class and working class Americans were told that their taxes would go down starting in 2019, but so far those returns have not materialized, and some hard working people are actually paying MORE in taxes under the new plan. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trusted-trump-voters-seethe-realizing-theyre-getting-screwed-gops-tax-plan/ Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Well, now that the government shut down, as over in the IRS appears to be working again, people are starting to file their taxes, both Democrats and Republicans alike. And what a lot of Trump supporters have found out is that, oh, they didn't get those republican tax cuts like they were promised just 15 months ago. Now, if you'll remember, Republicans told us, an analysts told us in economists told us that the tax cuts immediately went into effect for the, for the top one percent, right? They, they got their tax cuts immediately. It was an accent at the end of 2017, they got the IRS for 2018. The rest of us, we had to wait another year. It is really didn't kick in until we filed our taxes in 2019. So we weren't going to get our paychecks, you know, blowing up immediately. Had to wait until the next year. Well, now that people are filing their taxes and still collecting paychecks, they've realized that they were swindled and Trump voters, Trump supporters are absolutely pissed off. And taking to twitter to share their horror stories about filing their taxes this year. A raw stories done a phenomenal job of kind of cataloging a lot of these tweets. So I'm going to go through. I'm and read just a couple here. Uh, let's start with this one from a a dentist. Jordan says, I am a Republican voter. I just did our taxes. The GOP tax bill costs my family thousands of dollars this year on our return due to changes thereby hitting us with the largest tax increase of our lives. We are middle class homeowners, homeowners. And you raised our taxes. Infuriating. Here's another one, says I have to pay $2,000 more in taxes this year. What happened? I voted for you. I thought you were fixing this. Not making it worse. I thought I would get money back this year. There's another one. Nyc Girl voted for you. Family. Have two hard working. New York cops did taxes for years. We would pay more and get a refund at the end of the year to help pay debt. FIRSt Time in 30 years, we had to pay more in federal taxes. I'm disgusted. Another one here from Joel Services at Potus. Thank you for screwing the middleclass with your tax reform. I have never in my life. I'm 49 years old. Had to pay into the IRS until this year. We have a combined income of $150,000. The middleclass voted for you. I will not make the same mistake twice. The list goes on. I mean this. You can read more. Just follow the link in. The description is video, but there's so many of them and now I've said in the past I'm going to stop showing sympathy for Trump voters voters. But listen, this, I get, okay, this, I understand. Not that I didn't understand the others, but, but I do have sympathy on this particular issue. #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews
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Rudy Giuliani Loses His Mind After Cohen Flips On Trump
 
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In an interview with the New York Daily News this week, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani went on an obscenity-laced rant after learning about Michael Cohen flipping on Donald Trump. Giuliani went off the rails saying that Cohen should be disbarred and that he can’t be trusted. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses Giuliani’s meltdown and how it reflects the overall panic we’re seeing from Team Trump.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/giuliani-loses-cohen-flips-son-btch-disbarred/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com After news broke yesterday that Michael Cohen had flipped on Donald Trump and he was going to cooperate with special prosecutor Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani, donald Trump's current lawyer absolutely lost his mind, or I guess what's left of his mind. Giuliani in an interview with the New York Daily News, a Kinda went off in this obscenity laced rant about Michael Cohen. Here's what he said. And uh, keep in mind is pretty strong language coming up. Just a fair warning there. Here's a Giuliani said he's a liar. That son of a bitch should've been disbarred months ago. He's a disgrace to the profession. He's a really bad guy. He's a Goddamn liar. It's no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress. He's a proven liar who is doing everything he can to get out of a long term prison sentence for serious crimes of bank and tax fraud that had nothing to do with the Trump organization. Now, Giuliani here, uh, is actually right about something. Michael Cohen should be disbarred. I've been saying that for months. Michael Cohen is a horrible lawyer. He has broken the law. He circumvented the law in many instances. And this man needs to have his law license revoked and needs to be permanently disbarred for life. The rest of it though, not so sure about that because Giuliani, you got to remember when you're sitting there saying that this man is a liar, he's a son of a bitch. He's a horrible human being. You have to remember that he worked for your boss for I think what? Twenty years. So if he was so horrible, so awful, so bad, such a liar. Why did your boss keep them around for so long? You see Rudy, you're a horrible lawyer. Um, we, we can actually look through your legal history and see how bad you truly are. And I have to remind you here that whatever you're saying to the press that can 100 percent come back to bite you in court because maybe they decide to ask you some questions in court. For example, why would you say that this man is a liar, a horrible person, and yet defend the man who hired him and kept them employed for almost 20 years? What does that say about your client? What do those audio tapes say about your client where Cohen and him are talking about paying off Stormy Daniels? Cohen is not an honest person, but at this point he's being forced to be honest because he is, as Giuliani said, trying to save his own ass right now and he knows the penalty for lying to the special prosecutor. We saw that earlier this week with Paul Manafort. It's not gonna end well for you and Michael Cohen knows it. Cohen also was one of the few people who Donald Trump did not come out and outright defend when he became embroiled in all of this. I mean Trump stuck his neck out for manafort and Papadopoulos out there telling us that people's lives are being destroyed, but he never said a word about Michael Cohen. The man who did so much him saved his ass countless time saved his company, was doing all kinds of shady deals for them and he couldn't even tweet out. I support Michael Cohen. That's part of the reason Cohen flipped. That's part of the reason he decided to give up this charade of waiting for Trump to come in and save him because he understood it wasn't going to happen. The only person Donald Trump cares about is himself and anybody else out there with any information about what's transpired with the Trump family, I suggest you go ahead and flip on him too, because God knows at the end of the day, if he gets the opportunity to save himself or save you, he's definitely going to save himself. That's what Michael Cohen realized. That's why he flipped, and that's why Rudy Giuliani, the guy that's got to defend Trump, is freaking the hell out right now.
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Trump Endorsed Losing Candidate, Then Blames Don Jr. For Making Him Do It
 
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Donald Trump endorsed Republican candidate Foster Freiss from Wyoming this week, and immediately after Freiss lost his primary, Trump tried to throw his own son under the bus so that he didn’t look like a loser himself. Trump told reporters that Don Jr. asked him to do it, but that it was already too late so he shouldn’t take a hit for that. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/405163-trump-downplays-endorsement-of-losing-candidate-in-wyoming-race?amp&__twitter_impression=true Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com This past week, the state of Wyoming had their primaries, and one of those races was to see who was going to represent the state as the Republican candidate for governor. One of the candidates in that primary happened to be Foster Friess: big time Republican donor, good friend of Donald Trump, Jr., and a guy who got an endorsement from Donald Trump himself. Well, in case you weren't paying attention, Foster Friess lost that primary, did not win even with Donald Trump's endorsement. What did Donald Trump do? He didn't go out there and say, "Ah, you know what? I lost one. Hey, it happens to everybody. Oh well." No, his disgusting ego prevented him from being able to say that he made a mistake. Instead, he threw his own son, Donald Jr., under the bus just so that he didn't have to look like he got something wrong. Here's the exact quote that Donald Trump told reporters this week: "I was asked to do that by my son Don, and I did it, but I did it. I was asked the morning of, and by the time I did it, I guess almost 70% of the vote was already cast. I don't consider that to be maybe I'll take a quarter of a loss on that one, but I think it's 48 and a quarter. It's 48 to 1, which is pretty good. Right? Pretty good." Reading quotes from that man is absolutely painful. He cannot string a sentence together without going on some kind of weird tangent or repeating himself. It's absolutely insanity, but that's because this man's mind is not firing on all cylinders. I don't even know if it's firing on one cylinder at this point. Nonetheless, the big takeaway, right? He throws his son under the bus. He says, "I wasn't gonna do it, but Donny came up and said, 'Papa, can you please?' And so I did it, and they lost, but I wouldn't have done it had it not been for this dumbass walking up and asking me to do it." Now the reason I'm telling this story is because a lot of people have been speculating that Donald Trump will likely resign the presidency in order to protect his children from these investigations. To that I say that'll never happen. Donald Trump doesn't care about his children. You're assuming he's a normal person that would do whatever it takes to protect his kids, but here, on an issue that literally doesn't even matter, he still threw his own son under the bus because he can't handle being proven wrong. By the way, his record is not 48 to 1. Donald Trump has endorsed losing candidates for the last 18 months, but he can't admit that, and he would rather everybody think that his own son is an idiot than have to admit that he endorsed a losing candidate. If you think that Donald Trump will do anything to protect his children from any of these investigations, you are dead wrong. He won't even protect his children when they endorse the wrong nominee. This man will do whatever it takes to protect himself, even if it means selling out his own kids.
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Ivanka And Don Jr. Are Mueller’s Next Targets
 
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According to reports, special prosecutor Robert Mueller is now setting his sights on Ivanka and Donald Trump, Jr.’s involvement in a real estate deal that may have been used as a political tool for Donald Trump. The deal revolves around the talks for Trump Tower Moscow and the planned delivery of a $50 million penthouse to Vladimir Putin. The pieces of the puzzle are now out in the open, the only question is whether or not they actually fit together. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.yahoo.com/news/mueller-eyes-ivanka-don-jr-s-work-trump-tower-moscow-003012099.html Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com So we're coming off a pretty big news day yesterday with most of that big news revolving around the Mueller investigation into Donald Trump and apparently his family as well. According to a lot of reports, the two newest targets, or I guess the two latest slash biggest targets right now are Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. Specifically their involvement with the proposed Trump tower Moscow deal. Here's what we know so far, and a lot of this came out after Michael Cohen agreed to cooperate with Robert Mueller admitted that he lied in front of congress. He's been charged with that now, and he is fully cooperating, but what Cohen lied about was the Moscow deal. One of the things we've learned in this came out after that was that they had actually proposed giving vladimir putin a $50 million dollar penthouse in Trump tower. Moscow that has never actually come to fruition, has not been built. But there were multiple attempts by the Trump organization, Trump family to get it built. And that's where Ivanka and Don Jr. come in as. According to Cohen, they had been involved with the proposed deal to build the Trump tower in Moscow. Again, the involvement of Cohen himself in the Moscow deal is what he admitted that he lied to congress about. So here's where we're at right now. I mean, obviously an organization coming in wanting to build a building in Moscow. There's nothing illegal about that. That's perfectly fine to do, but. And this is the piece that molar still has to be able to put together. Improve. Was that proposed deal? Were the negotiations happening with Ivanka and Don Jr. and Cohen and even Trump himself? Were they to get some sort of political favor in exchange for building the tower in Moscow? See what's happened right now is that we have all of the pieces of the puzzle for Mueller. I mean we got so mucH new information, new evidence yesterday that at this point, yeah, we've got every piece we need. The question is, are they the correct pieces to this puzzle? Do they fit together? Because again, if Mueller cannot prove that they were somehow trying to use this real estate deal in Moscow to get the Russians to help them, you know, when the election, then there's nothing to it. This is just another real estate deal that never came through. Now do I think that's what happened? Absolutely not. I mean given the fact that Cohen is agreed to give information on this, it seems like there's probably a lot more to it than meets the eye, but at the same time we've been going through about a year now of getting hugely optimistic. Every time new indictments come out or when somebody starts flipping on Donald Trump and so far nothing. so at this point we've got to kind of reserve or optimism a bit and wait for that final report, which is what is happening now. But if mueller is specifically going after Ivanka and Don jr, which we know he is because sources have said that he is actually asked witnesses about Ivanka and Donald Trump jr's involvement in this particular Moscow deal. So we know he is going after theM.
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Karma Hits Hard – Merrick Garland Tasked With Investigating Brett Kavanaugh’s Possible Perjury
 
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In one of the most impressive instances of karma biting back at the Republican Party ever, Judge Merrick Garland has now been tasked with investigating whether or not Judge Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury twice back in 2004 and 2006 while testifying about his role in stolen Senate emails. The evidence against Kavanaugh is already very strong, and hopefully the newly-filed criminal complaint against him can prevent this corporatist from making it onto the Supreme Court. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.salon.com/2018/09/09/merrick-garland-asked-to-probe-perjury-allegations-against-brett-kavanaugh/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Every now and then something kind of amazing happens and that kind of amazing thing is that sometimes Republicans actually get a little bit of karma served back to them for the horrible things that they have been doing for years and years. That actually happened to them this past week. Late last week, a criminal complaint was filed against their Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by a liberal group, The Democratic Coalition. They're alleging that Kavanaugh perjured himself in 2004 and 2006 when testifying to become an appointed judge here in the United States that he had absolutely nothing to do with the stolen emails from Democratic senators back then when they were trying to warn other Republicans and the judges themselves what Democrats was going to ask or bring up during George W. Bush's nominee's judicial hearings. Kavanaugh denied having anything to do with that, but then this past week Senator Patrick Leahy presented evidence at the judiciary committee hearing showing that yeah, Kavanaugh was 100% in it. If that's true, that means that he perjured himself in 2004 and in 2006, hence, the new criminal complaint, but the criminal complaint is not the karma part. The karma part is that this criminal complaint now goes to Merrick Garland, the man who Barrack Obama nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court, but Republicans refused to even give him a judiciary committee hearing, let alone bring him to the floor for a full vote. Now that man might be deciding the fate of Donald Trump's SCOTUS nominee. That, ladies and gentlemen, is 100% how karma is supposed to work. Doesn't always pan out that way, but that's what's happening right now. Garland will be tasked with deciding whether or not to pursue any charges against Kavanaugh or whether or not he wants to appoint a special set of jurists who will then make the decision whether or not to investigate Kavanaugh's potential perjury. Here's the thing though about the whole perjury issue, as I pointed out, Patrick Leahy last week during the hearings presented evidence showing that Kavanaugh was heavily involved with the stolen Democratic senators emails, which he then helped to release to the nominees George W. Bush had put forward so that these nominees could prepare for what Democratic senators were going to ask them. That's what these emails were about. There were actually thousands of emails stolen from Democratic senators, one of the few scandals from the Bush administration that actually got no coverage whatsoever. Kavanaugh testified back then that he had nothing to do with it. He wasn't involved. Because of that, he was allowed to get appointed to a lifetime appointment on a federal court, but those emails have come back to haunt him. Even worst, Merrick Garland has now come back to hunt the Republican Party. Now hopefully politics stays out this. Merrick Garland should not just pursue charges against Kavanaugh because he's angry. But if he sees something there, which it's pretty obvious there is a there there, hopefully he will pursue at least an investigation so we can get to the bottom of this because the last thing we need sitting on the Supreme Court right now is not just a liar, but somebody who will 100% of the time rule against consumers and in favor of corporations. With Kavanaugh, we get all three, a lying corporatist who seems to really, really hate the American public.
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Matt Gaetz Gets DESTROYED During Hearing, Then Lashes Out At Parkland Survivors
 
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Republican Representative Matt Gaetz was part of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence on Wednesday, but after he was called out for making things up by a fellow Congressman, Gaetz decided to take out his fury on the group of Parkland survivors who were in attendance at the hearing. Gaetz made a fool of himself multiple times during this hearing, and he helped to expose the ignorance of the GOP with his outbursts. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/rep-matt-gaetz-derails-gun-violence-hearing-demanding-wall-calling-parkland-survivors-removed/ Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. On Wednesday of this week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence here in the United States. Unfortunately, my representative Matt Gates, the Republican from Florida's first district decided he wanted to use his time in this gun violence hearing to talk about Donald Trump's wall. Donald Trump, his good buddy, and it didn't go any way like Matt Gates thought it would take a look at a little bit of selection of what happened yesterday. It's the chairman point of order who, who's there isn't, is there rule or appointed parliamentary inquiry? Is there any committee rule that prevents a member of Congress from her sighting falls statements in a committee hearing that are unsupported by the evidence that are unsupported by the evidence or is or our members of Congress entitled, you just make things up. Board of specious arguments. It's a parliamentary inquiry. I'm not aware it off the top of my head. I haven't researched this question. I'm not aware of any such rule. I would also observe that, uh, the factuality of a statement is always subject to context by someone who disagree with disagrees with it. Um, and, uh, at a hearing such as this, if a member makes a, a, of a statement that is not born out by the facts, that suit is the prerogative of another member when his turn comes, uh, to comment on that or to point out his opinion and her opinion, I suppose, through the forest city. Thank you. Mr. Chairman, chairman. I have a point of parliamentary inquiry. This gentleman was status point of parliamentary inquiry. Thank Ms Dot chairman, Ms Dot chairman. Is there a, is there a process in the committee whereby if the very same people are repeatedly interrupting the time of the members that those people will be asked to depart the committee or is there. I will. Excuse me. The gentleman repeats that or any other comment? I will directly be removed. I will directly be removed if he repeats it. So here's the thing. Let me, let me take you back just a second here. Matt Gates began his little tirade talking about the wall and how a lot of these shootings wouldn't happen if we had the wall. He was absolutely making things up. So the congressmen at the beginning of that video was 100 percent correct to call them out for being an absolute liar after all, they were there to talk about gun violence here in the United States and instead matt gates was making up phony stories and how a wall might solve those problems. Well guess what, Matt, as was pointed out to you in the hearing, most of the mass shooters here in the United States are white guys born and bred in the United States of America. That's just the simple truth. And what's even worse is that you got so flustered for being called out for being disgusting liar, that you decided to take your anger out on the parents of Parkland victims who happened to be there by invitation at that hearing. #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews
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Federal Employees Sue Trump For Forcing Them To Work Without Pay
 
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A group of federal employees are suing the Trump administration over the shutdown, arguing that the fact they still have to work but can’t be paid is a violation of the 13th Amendment that effectively abolished slavery in the United States. Previous lawsuits from federal workers during government shutdowns have been successful, and this lawsuit will likely see similar results. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses the suit and the possible outcomes.   Link – https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/01/14/compelled-work-without-pay-federal-employees-sue-trump-violating-th-amendment/?utm_term=.5fa9e8a72ebd Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Lawsuits are piling up right now against the Trump administration and the bosses who are currently forcing their employees to work without pay. Now, these are the furlough government workers who have been affected by this partial government shutdown, who are being coerced and forced to work their current jobs without pay. Now again, this does not cover all of the 800,000 furloughed workers. Some of them were immediately just sent home, deemed quote, non essential, but those essential folks, the people who the government can't function without. Those are the ones who are told. If you don't show up, you are fired and when you do show up, do not expect to get paid for the time that you're working. And according to the latest lawsuit, this is a clear violation of the 13th amendment which abolished slavery here in the United States. A group of federal workers is now suing the Trump administration and the people that they work for within the federal government for forcing them to work without pay, which they say in the lawsuit. The argument is that this amounts to involuntary servitude to their employer because again, their employers have issued warnings. If you don't come in, if you call out sick, don't ever come back because you're fired. So they are forcing these people to go into work. They know that these people will not be paid for the work that they are performing. And that is what spawned this particular lawsuit so far. This one is the only lawsuit to invoke the 13th amendment argument. And to be honest, that's going to be a very difficult one to prove. As the Supreme Court back in 1988 actually ruled that forcing a mentally ill people in the United States to work without pay, uh, did not violate the 13th amendment even though the people were threatened with if you work, either you work without pay or we put you in a mental institution because you're mentally ill, that somehow didn't violate the 13th amendment. So these workers have a very tall uphill battle ahead of them, um, that they likely may not win at this case. However, there are plenty of other law suits right now that are pretty much 100 percent going to be successful brought by furloughed federal workers who are working without pay. Obviously this does violate wage and hour laws here in the United States. It's happened during every other government shutdown and pretty much every other time the furloughed workers who worked without pay have been successful, in fact so successful that the government actually has a fund set up that is designed to pay out these lawsuits brought by furloughed federal workers because they know they're going to lose and they want to have this pot of money ready to go when the lawsuits inevitably come. But this one, however, about the 13th amendment is special. Again, the only one to invoke invoke the 13th amendment, but also because if it's successful, this would effectively ban any furloughed worker essential or not essential from being able to work during a government shutdown, which means again, if this lawsuit were to be successful, the next time the government shuts down.
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Computer From Congress Edits Wikipedia Page On “Devil’s Triangle” To Match Kavanaugh’s Claim
 
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There is nothing shocking anymore, but this story certainly comes close. During his testimony, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was asked about the “Devil’s Triangle,” which was something he and his friends had discussed back in school. Kavanaugh took a moment to answer the question, but eventually said that it was a “drinking game” played with quarters. The truth is that it is a euphemism for a threesome. In order to back up Kavanaugh’s claim, a computer located inside the House of Representatives offices immediately edited the Wikipedia page for “Devil’s Triangle” to get it to match Kavanaugh’s description. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/computer-house-offices-attempted-edit-wikipedia-entry-devils-triangle-match-kavanaugh-claimed/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com During the hearing yesterday at the Senate Judiciary Committee with Brett Kavanaugh, Americans learned a lot of new words and phrases, words and phrases that most of them didn't want to know anything about. Words such as boof and boofing. Phrases like Devil's Triangle. Now, when Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse asked Brett Kavanaugh what the Devil's Triangle was because that was something that Kavanaugh and his buddies had joked about back in school, Kavanaugh actually took way too long to respond, sitting back kind of thinking of what would be a good answer because he knew the truth of what it was. He leans forward. This is exactly ... Because I'm not ever going to forget what happened here. He's asked, "What is Devil's Triangle?" And he goes, "Drinking game." That's not the body language, those are not the actions of a man telling the truth. Those are the actions of a man trying to think of a good answer that's not going to implicate him in sexual assault. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse asked him, "Okay. Well, what kind of drinking game?" Again, took him another few moments. He's like, "Have you ever played Quarters?" Senator Whitehouse says, "No." And he goes, "It's played with quarters." Waiting for Senator Whitehouse to be like, "I don't know what that is either." "Oh, well, it's like that then." This man lied through his teeth about what the Devil's Triangle is and everybody saw it. I don't think even the Republicans on that panel were able to watch him do that and think, "Well, this guy's being super honest right now. Right?" No. Body language experts, psychologists, sociologists have all come out and said that his reaction there was 100% not true.
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Internet DESTROYS Tomi Lahren After She Picks A Fight With Michelle Obama
 
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Tomi Lahren thought it would be a good idea to attack Michelle Obama over a recent speech where Mrs. Obama advised people to vote for what they believe in. Lahren stated that Obama needs to “sit down” and that her husband, Barack Obama, doesn’t measure up to Trump on any level. The internet wasn’t having it, and Lahren got smacked down hard for her ridiculous comments. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/tomi-lahren-michelle-obama-twitter-first-lady-barack-fox-news-a8554271.html Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Tomi Lahren is absolutely the dumbest human being that is talking about politics on a national stage today. Earlier this week, Tomi found herself getting hammered on Twitter after she decided to go after Michelle Obama, after Michelle Obama had the audacity to give a speech where she talked to young people about the importance of voting. My god. Can you imagine a more controversial topic to discuss with young people in the United States? The importance of them voting? Well, Tomi Lahren wouldn't have it. She was absolutely furious that this former First Lady was out there telling kids, "Hey, you should probably go vote." Apparently that's what triggers the blonde little Tomi. Here's what she Tweeted. "Michelle Obama said we had a great president. By what measure? Not in economic growth. Not in border enforcement. Not in strength on the world stage. Sit down, Michelle." "Sit down, Michelle." "Sit down, Michelle." I'm struggling to come up with words at the moment, because I'm actually so friggin' pissed off having to read that garbage that this woman who does have a national audience said on Twitter. Not in economic growth? Really, Tomi? Are you that dumb? Were you not paying attention to the last eight years, when we were pulled out of a recession and went into one of the longest streaks of economic growth in the US history, a streak that actually does continue to this day? You're willing to give Trump all the credit for it, but you're not willing to actually look further back on all those graphs that show that when Obama took office, everything started going up. Did you know that monthly job creation on average was higher during the Obama Administration than it's been during the Trump Administration? I'm sure you didn't. Were you aware that, and this isn't a good thing for Obama, but it's a thing that happened, that Obama was also locking up migrant children, they were abusing them, detaining them, extending the Flores settlement to keep them locked away longer than legally possible? Yeah, Obama was actually pretty strict on border enforcement as well, but you don't care about facts. You're trying desperately to remain relevant in an overcrowded right-wing hate talker field that is getting increasingly hard for any one person to emerge as the leader. That's what happens, and I've mentioned that before, because I've seen it before. I've been in this business long enough to watch what happens over there on the right. About 14 years ago, there was a little competition, right? You had Coulter, you had Malkin, you had Ingraham. You had a couple other right-wing hate talkers, all trying to vie to be the loudest voice in that hate movement. Ultimately, they all kind of faded away. They still go on Fox News, but nobody pays attention to them anymore. Same thing's happening today. You got Tomi Lahren, you have Ben Shapiro, Dave Rubin, Charlie Kirk. All of these people trying to say the dumbest, craziest things possible to get the attention of that particular day, because that's about how long it lasts. People like Tomi Lahren know that their career has a shelf life, and it is a very short one at that. This girl, woman, whatever, has about two-three more years before she finally goes down the tube, and another more attractive right-wing hate talker emerges to kick her out of her throne, and forever cast her into obscurity. Mark my words, that day is coming, and it's coming a lot sooner than Tomi thinks.
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Entire West Virginia Supreme Court Hit With Articles Of Impeachment
 
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The state Supreme Court of West Virginia is facing impeachment – the ENTIRE court. The state legislature this week approved the articles of impeachment after a lengthy investigation revealed a major spending scandal among the justices, which included them spending $34,000 on a couch, in addition to other unnecessary renovations of their offices. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what this could mean for the future of that court system.   Link – https://www.alternet.org/west-virginia-impeaches-entire-supreme-court Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com The entire West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has been hit with articles of impeachment. Last week the West Virginia House of Delegates approved 14 articles of impeachment against the sitting judges at the moment. And then Monday of this week, the house at large approved 11 of those 14 articles of impeachment. Now, this is significant. This is every single member on the West Virginia State Supreme Court of Appeals. This is a massive move. And what started all this is actually a spending scandal, that kind of embroiled everyone there on the Supreme Court. One of the things that they spent money on, they spent $34,000 on a couch. They also spend hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating their individual offices, using public vehicles for private travel. Wracking up all kinds of bills that they shouldn't be able to wrack up, which is why they're being impeached. And honestly, that's a good move. The makeup of the court as it stands right now, because one Justice has already resigned, is that there's two Democrats, one Republican, and one Republican leaning independent. So it's pretty much split two and two, the Chief Justice is a Democrat. But here's the thing, the solid Republican on that court is actually facing additional charges, could be look at actual criminal prosecution, not just impeachment, because he, and here it is, he faces federal prosecution for fraud, witness tampering, and false statements. And he's also accused of using a state contract in a moving company to steal priceless office furniture from state buildings for personal use, and billing state accounts for his book signing tour, which actually happened to be a book about government corruption in the state of West Virginia. So, while he's out promoting a book about corruption in West Virginia, he's also engaging in corruption in West Virginia to promote his book. I mean that is how disgusting this entire court system in the state of West Virginia apparently had become, at least at the State Supreme Court level. And here's the sickening part to me though. In addition to the spending scandals, the witness tampering, the fraud, the false statements, all of that, is that there's actually some Democrats out here who are furious that this has happened. The Daily Coast is mad because they're saying, "Oh, this is just the Republicans and the legislature, they're trying to take back over the court. You could tell that from the timing of this." An investigation happened, it founds massive wrongdoing amongst all members of the Supreme Court, not just the Democrats, but the Republicans too. Everybody was engaging in unethical, potentially illegal behavior. So, I'm sorry that that angers you, that you think this is a Republican power grab, but regardless of political party, corruption needs to be rooted out of all levels of government. I mean I'm tired of hearing Democrats, "You can't say this, because that's a Democrat and we need them." Oh, we can't lose this Supreme Court that goes right 90% of the time anyway, because they're Democrats. Listen, corruption knows no party, right? If somebody is corrupt as hell, and doing things that are potentially illegal, it doesn't matter if there's a D, and R, and I, a G, or an L next to their name, they need to go. That's how this government, that's how this country is supposed to work. So, don't whine to me that an already right leaning state Supreme Court that rules with corporations and fossil fuel interests most of the time could be remade into being even more conservative. If you're already conservative, you're not going to get more conservative than that when it's a black and white issue such as the law.
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Trump’s Backdoor Attempt To De-Fund Social Security - The Ring Of Fire
 
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President Trump has sort of scrapped his tax plan that he actually campaigned on, and instead, he and the Republicans are going to kind of go item by item, make individual tax cuts here and there, threatening countless government-sponsored programs, but one program that could take a significant hit, affecting millions of American citizens, is Social Security. Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, joins Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins to explain what Trump is proposing to do to Social Security here in the United States. Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Watch America's Lawyer featuring Mike Papantonio on RT: https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/ Order Mike Papantonio's novel Law and Disorder today: https://www.amazon.com/Law-Disorder-Mike-Papantonio/dp/1590793676 Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv?sub_confirmation=1 Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/
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Trump’s Attacks On Mueller Make The President Look Weak, Scared, And Crazy
 
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Donald Trump began his Friday morning with a series of unhinged attacks on Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. These attacks are becoming repetitive and predictable, and the show that the President is freaking out as the walls continue to close in. But the real question is whether or not these attacks are effective enough to sway the publics’ view, and Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses that possibility.   Link – https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-attacks-mueller-team-conflicts-of-interest-as-manafort-cohen-filings-loom Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generate d by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. I'm going to start by asking a really weird question here. You ever tried to obey the cat? If you haven't? I. I don't recommend it at all, but let me tell you what happens when you try to give a cat a bath. First and foremost, most cats, most average house cats do not like the thought of water. They do not like being approached by a big giant human being trying to snatch them either. So when you have a cat and you're in the bathroom with the cat and you got the tub ready to go, they will try to run. They will try to flee, but eventually being in such a confined area, they find out they have nowhere to go, so they backed themselves into a corner, hissing, scratching, clawing, freaking out because they see the inevitable that is about to happen. Eventually you get them in the tub regardless. They can hiss and scratch and bite all they want, but it still happened. That scenario is what we're seeing play itself out with Donald Trump's tweets this week. On Friday morning, the president opened his day by tweeting out these asinine, absurd, unhinged attacks on this special prosecutor. None of these attacks, by the way, backed up by any evidence whatsoever. He tweeted out is used well, witch hunt in all caps, followed by an exclamation point or to talk about all the conflicts of interests from Robert Mueller, talked about the fact that they're not investigating Hillary Clinton. All of these attacks that made Donald Trump like a backed up cat in a corner, panicked, freaked out, scared, and most importantly week, anyone who looks at Donald trump and thinks, that's a strong man, that is a, that is a man I like, and as a manly man, go read his tweets. Seriously. These are the tweets of a panicked, scared, weak child who sees the walls closing him or around him. He knows what's happening. He knows bad things are coming. He knows that there is nothing he can do to stop it, even if he were to fire Robert Mueller. Mueller is covered his bases very well. Mueller, who by the way, is a Republican. He is not conflicted. Why is he not investigating Hillary? Because he wasn't given the task of investigating. Hillary Republicans Investigated Hillary for years and years and years and years, and I'm not even a fan of hers, but I know that she didn't break any laws. Give it a rest. You are that backed up, freaked out cat in a corner. You're terrified. You're hissing, you're scratching your biting, but none of those can do any damage and none of them are going to stop the inevitable from happening. So my message to conservatives out there who look at Donald trump as a good leader and a strong human being, again, read his tweets. Are these the tweets? Have a strong man. Are these the tweets? Have a confident man or are these the tweets of a petulant, whiny narcissist who has been able to get away with every single thing he's wanted to get away with in his entire life until now? Suddenly he's having to face the consequences, suddenlies having to be investigated and suddenly he could lose it all. The only question that remains is will these attacks on the special prosecutor resonate with the public among dunks? Donald Trump's base probably depends on how they view them. If they view them as the tweets have a weak man terrified about his own future, then they could lose support. After all, studies have shown that Donald Trump did appeal more to men who are insecure in their manhood and thought Donald trump was the vision of what a dude is supposed to be.
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Trump Troll BUSTED In Fake Plot To Discredit Robert Mueller
 
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★ Download Newsvoice for free: https://newsvoice.com/ROF Let’s fix the news! If you’ve ever looked at the comments on a Trump Tweet then you’re probably familiar with a young man named Jacob Wohl. Wohl has been an ardent Trump supporter, and he’s also been no stranger to fraud and corruption, having been banned from the financial sector for misconduct before the age of 21. Well now Wohl has been busted again, this time for creating a fake company to push a fake story about Robert Mueller. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins has the details.   Link – https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/mueller-refers-sex-assault-scheme-targeting-him-fbi-investigation-n926301 Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com I imagine that a lot of people had to spend their Tuesday evening trying to look up who exactly Jacob Wohl is, and for those of us who follow Donald Trump on Twitter and like to make the horrible decision to look through the replies to his Twitter feed, we already knew who Jacob Wohl was. He is the disgraced former, current, whatever, hedge fund manager who's actually been banned from the financial sector over his activity. But he likes to comment on every single post that Donald Trump sends out on Twitter. Usually repeatedly expressing his undying love for Donald Trump. The reason people were looking up who Jacob Wohl was, is because Jacob Wohl has now been busted as the ... I hate to even call him this, master mind behind this plot to discredit Robert Mueller by attempting to bribe a women to say that Mueller sexually assaulted her back in 1973 when the two of them worked at a law firm together. Now, Mueller actually got wind of this last week and referred it to the FBI for investigation, because the woman started calling media outlets saying, "Hey, there's some guy offering me money to say that Robert Mueller sexually assaulted me several decades ago. I don't know what to do so I'm calling the media. Could somebody maybe look into this? This is very weird." The woman who is named only Lorraine in the stories, the idea by this group called SureFire Intelligence was to have her come out and say again Robert Mueller assaulted her back in 1973 when they worked at a law firm together. So, immediately reporters and internet sleuths called the law firm and they said, "We have no record of anyone named Lorraine working here at that time at all." Furthermore, on the specific date that she was supposed to claim that the assault happened Robert Mueller was actually in a different part of the country serving jury duty. So, immediately that story fell apart. They weren't even in the same state on the time that, that allegedly happened, but that doesn't matter because the plot was just to discredit him, and that is exactly what Jacob Wohl was trying to do. And how do we know it was Jacob Wohl that did this? Well, because the kid's an idiot. He decided to register the domain name for SureFire Intelligence, the group that was putting out these documents showing that the assault happened. He registered it with his own email address, which by the way is [email protected] in case anybody needed to know that. It's actually ... It's listed on the document so you could have found it. I'm sure everybody's already seen it by this point, and I'm sure he's changed it by this point, because he probably needs to go ahead and do that. The conspiracy theory was also pushed by a man named Jack Burkman. A conservative radio host, a guy I thought actually disappeared years ago after he was popped several times for soliciting sex from prostitutes. I don't know that he ever actually got arrested for it, but plenty of sex workers came forward and said, "Yeah, Jack Burkman gave me his card." They actually showed his card. So, this guy had some serious problems.
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Trump Voter Says She’s “Ashamed” Of Her Vote After Daughter-in-Law Gets Deported
 
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A Trump supporter by the name of Shirley Stegall is now willing to admit that she is “ashamed” of not only voting for Donald Trump, but that he has made her ashamed of her country. The reason for her sudden change of heart? The fact that her daughter-in-law, who happened to be an undocumented immigrant, was recently deported. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/im-ashamed-trump-voter-admits-got-wrong-ice-deports-daughter-law/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Pretty much every week now at this point we're greeted with a new story bout a Donald Trump voter, Donald Trump supporter that finally admits that their vote was wrong. But this weeks is a little bit different than ones we've seen in the past. The story of Lettie Stigall is one that not most people in this country obviously know about. Lettie Stigall was an undocumented immigrant here in the United States who was married to a US citizen. Lettie was deported not that long ago and is not allowed back in the United States at least for the time being. Her and her husband also had a 17 year old daughter who is a US citizen. Well as it turns out, Lettie's mother-in-law, Shirley Stigall actually voted for and supported Donald Trump in 2016. But now according to a very lengthy article in the Associated Press, Shirley says that not only is she ashamed of her vote, but she is also ashamed of her country for the first time in her life. And this isn't meant to say welcome to the other side, thanks for finally opening your eyes. This is a real world story about how many consequences can come from something as simple as your vote. That's the real problem here. The people who supported Donald Trump don't even understand how much they're screwing over themselves, screwing over their families, screwing over their friends and everyone else in their lives. Why? All because they were motivated to vote for a con man because they were easily conned. This woman, Shirley Stigall, saw first hand what's happens when you put a racist in the Oval Office as she watched her daughter in law, the mother of her granddaughter, get packed up and shipped to another country possibly to never be seen again. Now they do video chat but whether or not they'll ever be able to reunite as an actual family remains unclear at this point. And this is not a unique story. This is happening all over the country right now. We also have actual US citizens, people who went through the naturalization process, are currently being threatened of being stripped of their citizenship and deported back to where they came from. That's a new program that this administration is working on. So yeah we have a very real problem here in the United States. And apparently the administration isn't just satisfied enough deporting undocumented immigrants because now they're actually going after legal US citizens. And every Trump voter in this country needs to understand that they are responsible for this.
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Trump Voters Are PISSED That Trump Is Treating Them Like Total Garbage
 
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A new report from Politico shows that Trump voters are absolutely “stunned” about the cuts to the programs that they depend on are being slashed by Trump’s budget.  At this point, there is no sympathy left for these people.  They were warned about how bad he would be, and they voted for him anyway.  This is their fault, and rather than being “stunned”, they need to own it. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.    Link - http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/i-dont-know-if-they-thought-this-through-rural-trump-voters-stunned-by-devastating-budget-cuts/ Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Watch America's Lawyer featuring Mike Papantonio on RT: https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/ Order Mike Papantonio's novel Law and Disorder today: https://www.amazon.com/Law-Disorder-Mike-Papantonio/dp/1590793676 Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv?sub_confirmation=1 Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/
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Nexium And Prilosec Causing Massive Health Problems, Including Kidney Failure - The Ring Of Fire
 
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An estimated 15 million Americans are currently taking drugs like Nexium which work to control heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. Unfortunately, those who turn to Nexium and other Proton-pump inhibitors will need to proceed much more cautiously as studies have confirmed that taking these drugs increase the chance of kidney problems – and even kidney failure – by as much as fifty percent. Proton-pump inhibitors are a class of drugs which include Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid which work by blocking the secretion of acid into the stomach. These extremely common medications are sold both by prescription and over-the-counter. The recent discovery of this increased risk of chronic kidney disease and even failure means that much more care must be taken in determining if a person should be popping the purple pill. America's Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, discusses this with Thom Hartmann. Find out more about the litigation at https://www.levinlaw.com/prilosec-nexium-lawsuit-lawyer-side-effects-recall-help and http://drugsafetynews.com/nexium/ Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Watch Ring of Fire TV every weeknight on Free Speech TV: https://www.freespeech.org/ringoffire Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.trofire.com/members/ Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557
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Republicans Panic As Voters Watch Their Tax Refunds Shrink
 
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**Want to read 5 books in one sitting? Try Blinkist for free → https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/ring-of-fire/   Republican politicians don’t know what to do now that more and more working class Americans are watching their tax refunds shrivel, or worse, watch the amount they owe to the IRS continue to climb. We were promised lower taxes, but those reductions have not materialized and voters are growing angry at the GOP for their constant lies. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://thehill.com/policy/finance/430305-smaller-tax-refunds-put-gop-on-defensive Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Republican politicians are panicking right now. As more and more Americans continue to file their taxes and then realize that, oh, I'm not getting a refund this year, or I owe more than I ever have in previous years. Now this has happened in nearly 10% of people who have already filed their taxes. Either the refund is smaller than it was in years past, or they owe more than they had in years past. But the bottom line is that these people understand that they're not actually getting those tax cuts, that Republican's promise them at the end of 2017. So Republicans now have gone on the defensive and we have people like Chuck Grassley out there right now telling us that, no, no, no, they got their tax cuts. It's just Democrats being dishonest about what's happening. And that's why you have these talking points that people aren't getting tax cuts. Uh, the Republican argument at this point is this. They say that they changed the withholding tables for the IRS. So you may be getting a smaller refund, but it's only because you finally paid the correct amount in taxes. And you didn't pay as much in taxes per paycheck last year cause we adjusted the withholding table. So your paychecks increased. And that's why you're not getting a refund to which a majority of American citizens said what a majority of people in this country reported that their paychecks did not change their federal withholding, their taxes did not change last year. And I emphasize that to show you how bad the Republicans are lying because Chuck Grassley and plenty of Republican strategists, other Republican politicians are literally trying to convince people that their paychecks increased because fewer taxes were being withheld. When those people can very easily look at their pay stub and say, you're, you're lying to me. You're lying to my face. #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews
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Report Says Rudy Giuliani HATES Working For Trump & Fears Mueller
 
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According to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, sources in the White House say that Rudy Giuliani absolutely hates being Donald Trump’s attorney and that he is terrified of the upcoming Mueller report. Sherman has been spot on with his sources in the past, so there’s little reason to doubt his claims about Giuliani. Nonetheless, these claims haven’t stopped Giuliani from going on TV this week to make a complete fool of himself. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/rudy-giuliani-hates-working-trump-worried-muellers-upcoming-report/ Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Rudy giuliani is not doing a very good job as donald Trump's lead attorney trying to defend him from the forthcoming Mueller report and the entire Mueller investigation. And according to Gabriel Sherman over at Vanity Fair, the sources he has within the, uh, inside the White House say that Rudy Giuliani actually hates working for Donald Trump. And part of the reason is because Trump is very hard to deal with according to the sources that Gabriel Sherman spoke to. And I know a lot of people don't like well, this guy spoke to some people who remained anonymous. Listen, Gabe Sherman has been spot on in pretty much everything. He is reported from the White House according to his sources in there, he is reputable, he is respectable, and we have no reason whatsoever to doubt his new report that Rudy Giuliani hates his job and the sources that Sherman spoke to win a little further. It's not just that he hates his job, but that he's also terrified of what this Mueller report, which he expects will come very soon. He's terrified of what it's going to say about Donald Trump and fears. It is going to be incredibly damaging to the president of the United States now that's telling you a lot right there and here's why. Giuliani as is typical for attorneys and any kind of criminal defense, they know more than the public knows they have these private conversations with the defendant, with the defendant's families, with their witnesses, you know, things that we're not privy to so they know a lot more than we do. Giuliani as Trump's attorney would also know a lot more about what's happening with the Mueller investigation than the rest of us. Most likely he may not, but it's incredibly likely that he does. And if he's out there saying like, I'm scared as hell of what's going to come out of this because it's going to hurt my client, then I think we should all understand that. Yeah, this is going to be a pretty damning report for the president. Um, but here's also another fun thing with Giuliani. We don't even necessarily have to wait for the Miller report because we know based on Giuliani's own words this week during an interview on CNN that, yeah, collusion happened. Just probably not with Donald Trump. That's actually what Giuliani said during this CNN interview. He goes on the air and he says, well, I never said collusion didn't happen. You know, if it happened, it was a long time ago in the campaign and you know, probably lower level people. It may not have been the president and it was just a word salad of him trying to backtrack. Literally everything he has said and everything the president has said, Sarah Huckabee, Sanders said, and Kellyanne Conway has said for the last two years, which was no collusion. So now the talking point has evolved into they might have colluded, probably not the president. That's where we're at in the defense of Donald Trump. Like, yes, there was collusion, but probably not with the president. So yeah, Rudy Giuliani hates his job and part of that is because Trump is so hard to work with, but the other part may be because he's just really, really, really bad at what he does.
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White House Is Freaking Out That Don Jr. Might Be Mueller’s Next Target
 
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According to White House sources speaking to Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman, West Wing insiders are starting to freak out because they believe that Donald Trump, Jr. is going to be the next person taken down by Robert Mueller’s investigation. In fact, they are afraid that new indictments could be handed out the day after the midterms. Sherman points out that the silence from Rudy Giuliani is also not an accident, and it is related to the collective fear at the White House. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/west-wing-insiders-brace-for-the-mueller-storm Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com You know, with all the media coverage of the midterms and the tight races and everything that's going on with this, there's been very little talk recently about Robert Muller, even from Donald Trump on his Twitter feed. He's been relatively silent about this issue. He's not tweeting out random witch hunt tweets as frequently as they used to be. And Rudy Giuliani has basically completely disappeared from the United States entirely, and they're kind of hiding him out over in Europe where he is allegedly working with some clients over there. But here's the thing, Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman, who's been a very reliable and credible source reporting on the Trump Administration, he's got multiple sources inside the administration. Came out with a report recently where he talks about the fact that West Wing insiders, both current and former, are actually terrified about what is about to happen with the Muller investigation because they believe that in addition to Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. might be the next person to go down. And according to Sherman, they're actually worried that we could have new indictments coming from the special prosecutor's office as early as tomorrow. The day after the midterms take place, they think that Mueller is going to make a move and Don Jr. might be the next person to go down. This is according to people within the White House, so sayeth Gabriel Sherman, he has been very reliable and very on point with his sources inside the White House, so there's very little reason to doubt what he is saying here. Although again, can't be 100%. But I think in this instance, it's better to give him the benefit of the doubt. The fear that Sherman says these White House insiders have is that Trump Jr.'s gonna get popped for perjury for lying about whether or not he did or did not tell his father about that Trump Tower meeting before it happened. That would be a very minor charge if it's only perjury for Donald Trump, Jr., not going to get them in prison. Not going to result in a lot of public backlash against the administration. But it could create some legal headaches for Don at least temporarily, and they don't want to see him go through any of that. But the biggest thing here is Rudy Giuliani and that's actually a good sign that this administration, Trump and everybody else is actually terrified of Robert Muller. Because there was a point before Giuliani disappeared, that every time the man went on TV he seemed to implicate his client in another crime. I mean, he was out there saying, "Yeah, yeah. We did this. He did this." And then he'd have to go back on later and say, "Uh, yeah. I was wrong. I don't even remember what I said at that point. I'm crazy." He was causing so much damage that they basically made him disappear, sent him over to Europe, so that he would keep his mouth shut. And they were able to do that without people asking too many questions because again, it was midterm season. Well, that's all coming to an end. So on Wednesday and throughout the rest of the week and probably until we get that final Muller report, expect to see a new sense of urgency from the Trump Administration with regards to this investigation. My prediction is that before the end of the week, Donald Trump's going to be back on Twitter telling us all what a horrible unfair witch hunt Muller is after being silent about it for the last few weeks.
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Kellyanne Conway Admits Bob Woodward Is Credible & His Book Is “Damaging”
 
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While Donald Trump might be threatening a libel lawsuit against journalist Bob Woodward over his new book “Fear: Trump In The White House,” several White House staffers have admitted to The Washington Post that they don’t see anything in the book that looks false. One of those people happens to be Kellyanne Conway, who says that the book is certainly damaging to the White House because Woodward is credible. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/kellyanne-conway-privately-admits-bob-woodward-credible-book-damaging-report/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com `Donald Trump is freaking out right now over Bob Woodward's new book " Fear, Trump and The White house," and on Wednesday morning, Trump actually tweeted out a threat saying "Maybe we should look into the libel laws in the United States, so I could maybe sue him for libel." The truth is, there's actually no change needed. If Donald Trump actually thought that the things that Woodward were saying in his book were false, he would have already filed that libel lawsuit. There is literally nothing stopping him from doing that. He's just trying to paint the picture of "Oh, man, I would love to do this thing, but these laws and I can't get around it, so he's just getting away with all these lies. Ugh, you rascal." That's not what's happening. If he thought he was being libeled, he could already have filed the lawsuit against Woodward. But Trump doesn't think he's lying and we know that because according to recent interviews in the Washington Post this week, most of the White House agrees that there is nothing false in Bob Woodward's new book. One of those people who doesn't think there's anything false in there happens to be Kellyanne Conway. According to a recent report by the Washington Post, that spoke to sources inside the White House, Kellyanne Conway is telling people privately that Woodward has absolute credibility, and that this book is very damaging for the Trump White House. If someone as horrible as Kellyanne Conway, someone who lies any time she goes on television, if even she is admitting behind closed doors that "Yeah, this guy's telling the truth," then we've got some real problems here for the Trump Administration. Furthermore, aides that spoke with the Washington Post, have also said they haven't seen anything in the book yet that is untrue. Now in spite of that, we have had John Kelly and James Mattis come forward with statements saying "No, the things that are being said in that book, they're not true. I didn't say those things he said I said." Okay, Woodward has tapes; Woodward has taped conversations with Donald Trump himself, Woodward has hours and hours and hours of tapes and notes and all kinds of things to back up his claims, and that is why Donald Trump doesn't want to file that libel lawsuit. That is why Kellyanne Conway is saying "Yeah, this guy's got credibility." Because Bob Woodward is of a generation in the United States when we actually had journalists who were doing their jobs; they weren't corporate toadies working for a cable news outlet, they were working to get people information. That's where Woodward came from, that's what he's been doing before, during and after the entire Watergate Scandal that him and Carl Bernstein broke, but he knows how to track his sources; he knows how to keep records; and he knows that if Donald Trump wants to hit him with a libel lawsuit, that it's only gonna confirm everything he says in this book. And that is why Donald Trump is gonna go out there and threaten all day long, but he will never file that libel lawsuit because he knows he can't prove any of that false, but Woodward can likely prove all of it to be true.
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Pentagon Officials Freaked Out That Trump Admin Wants To Attack Iran
 
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According to officials inside the Pentagon, the Department of Defense is starting to get unnerved over the fact that the administration is hellbent on attacking Iran. They can’t find any justification for an attack, but that hasn’t stopped people like John Bolton from repeatedly asking the Pentagon to give him options on how best to hit the country. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/pentagon-officials-unnerved-trumps-national-security-team-keeps-asking-plans-attack-iran-cnn/ Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Earlier this week, it was reported that John Bolton, Donald Trump's national security advisor, had repeatedly been pressing the Pentagon to come up with plans that he could present to the president, uh, so they could figure out how best to go and attack Iran. Well, yesterday, CNN reported after talking to sources inside the Department of Defense that the Pentagon, dod officials are actually starting to get unnerved about the fact that John Bolton and the National Security Council and the Trump admin itself, uh, that they seem hellbent on wanting to attack Iran. The Pentagon officials, you know, these guys, they love a good war, but even they are willing to say we don't really have a reason to go over and attack Iran. There's really not anything there that would warrant us putting boots on the ground or planes in the air or dropping bombs on them. So we're not exactly sure why they want this so badly. Nonetheless, the Pentagon has put forward plans, uh, on various different ways to attack the country if the administration feels the need to do that. However, it is not clear at this point whether or not they have actually turned those over to John Bolton. I do not believe based on the evidence we've seen that they have turned those over to Bolton because if they had, we would currently be bombing the hell out of the country because that's what John Bolton is. That's what all of us thought would happen. As soon as John Bolton became the national security advisor and we found out this week that yes, that is exactly what he is attempting to do, but here's another possible scenario here at CNN. Didn't mention this. We could be looking at a potential wag the dog situation where Donald Trump sees the walls closing in around him. He sees the public turning on him. His poll numbers are getting worse and worse by the week, but what better way to bolster support for a sitting president then to launch a war? It's what happens. Unfortunately, whenever a war breaks out, whenever we have to go over and bomb another country, it creates unease with the American public and they're looking for somebody to comfort them and tell them that everything is going to be okay and that is typically what a president does. It's what George W dot Bush does. George W. Bush would not have won reelection had he not started wars in the Middle East. I mean even before the nine slash 11 attacks, his approval rating was in the toilet and then shot way up after that happened because he emerged as the guy that's going to heal the country, you know, come put your head on my shoulder where everything's going to be fine. I'm going to take care of you. Trust me. And people did unfortunately. And then he went ahead and lied about the intelligence and attacked Iraq. And because of that, people got scared. They thought that Saddam Hussein was somehow the big bad guy that we needed to take out and they voted for him again in 2004. Trump's hoping the same situation can save him here except the differences. At least George W. Bush had the Pentagon and other intelligence agencies willing to phony up data to paint Saddam Hussein as some kind of global threat. And now the Pentagon, at least at the moment on this one particular issue, has enough good sense to say we don't have any reason whatsoever to go over there and attack Iran.
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Trump In Full Panic Mode As More Investigations Are Launched
 
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As it stands right now, nearly every facet of Trump’s life is under investigation. His businesses, his inaugural committee, his charity, his campaign, and his administration are all the subjects of different federal investigations. To make things worse, House Democrats aren’t wasting any time launching new investigations and working to give Robert Mueller vital info that Republicans had been withholding. Trump is publicly panicking about everything, and its likely because he knows he can’t withstand what’s coming. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/07/trump-oversight-investigations-1154834 Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Donald Trump apparently learned a new phrase this week and that phrase is presidential harassment. Presidential harassment has taken the place of witch hunt and no collusion in Donald Trump's tweets this past week and he feels like that's the best message to be sending right now. Back away from the no collusion back away from the witch hunt. I'm going to switch it up and say, this is presidential harassment. And considering this man is, uh, being accused by more than 19 women, he sure as hell knows what harassment looks like. But here's the reality of what's happening right now. Donald Trump is absolutely panicking. The guy is losing his mind because right now every facet of his life is under investigation. His campaign, his administration, his organization, his individual organizations that keep hiring illegal immigrants with phony documents for some reason, uh, his charity, his inaugural committee, all of his friends, his personal lawyer as campaign staffers, his children, his son in law there is nowhere. And I mean nowhere that Trump can't turn in his life without running smack into an investigation. And it make things so much worse for them. This week, Democrats are back in action in the House of Representatives. They're requesting documents. They're seeking his tax returns. They voted this week, the handover transcripts from Don Jr, Jared Kushner, Lewandoswki, hope Hicks, and all kinds of other folks. They're handing those transcripts unredacted over to Robert Muller, something Republicans had stopped them from doing for two years. Well, they can't do that anymore. They had sent her some of those transcripts. They were heavily redacted so he couldn't see everything. Those days are over. Those transcripts are on their way. If he doesn't already have them in his hands, and that's not going to bode well for the Trump administration. They're looking into some of his appointment. He's. They're looking into whether or not members of his inaugural committee, we're taking foreign money or we're somehow paid off for special favors from business leaders. #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews
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Michael Cohen Admits He’s Giving Mueller “Critical” Info On Trump
 
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In an accidental tweet this week, former Trump attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen admitted that he is working with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and giving him crucial and critical information about Donald Trump. This new revelation helps explain why Trump has upped his attacks on the special investigation, as he is likely growing increasingly desperate to put an end to all of the cooperation. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-cohen-confirms-cooperation-trump-mueller-20180920-story.html Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com In a really bizarre tweet earlier this week, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer slash fixer, admitted that he has been working with special prosecutor Robert Mueller and he's been giving him what he calls critical and crucial information about Donald Trump. Not about the Trump family. Not about the businesses. Not about anything else. He's giving him the information on Trump himself. Now the reason I say this was an odd tweet is because this is the tweet that came from Michael Cohen's official account. It said, "Good for Michael Cohen for providing critical information to the Mueller information without a cooperation agreement. No one should question his integrity, voracity, or loyalty to his family and country over @POTUS, @RealDonaldTrump." Now, this is obviously, if it came from Michael Cohen's account, it's written in the third person. Michael Cohen wouldn't refer to himself as Michael Cohen, or refer to his own integrity, voracity, and what have you. The tweet was deleted almost immediately, but his attorney, Lanny Davis, came out later and said, "No, I sent him to that as a text so that I could post it later, but he just posted it on his line because he got confused or whatever. I don't know, but I was sending it to him so that I had it so I could just post it on my Twitter later. I don't have access to his Twitter account." Now the origins of the tweet and the third person narrative of it, that doesn't matter. What matters is that we now have a confirmation from Michael Cohen himself accidentally that Cohen is in fact working with the special prosecutor's office, and he's doing it without a plea agreement. He's doing it hoping, I imagine, for some leniency on the sentencing that he's gonna be facing very soon, trying to protect his family, and at this point, according to people associated with it, he's actually out for blood on both Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. This is something we had talked about, I think well over a month ago, was the fact that Michael Cohen was pissed off. Donal Trump came out and supported Paul Manafort, tweeted about him, talked about how unfair it was, how unfortunate it was. He did that with other people under investigation, but he never did it for Michael Cohen. He never offered to pay Michael Cohen's legal bills, never offered to help him out, never even tweeted a word of support for the guy. And that pissed Michael Cohen off. It was in those moments when Cohen began to get angry about it, that he started coming out and saying, "Listen, my loyalty's to my family, not to Donald Trump." And then slowly from there, that trust, that relationship that had been built over decades began to erode. Michael Cohen realized that if you work with Donald Trump, he will screw you over, and that's exactly what happened to him, and he's not gonna take it. He's not gonna have that anymore. Now, he is working with the special prosecutor, handing him information that he calls critical. All of this points to a Donald Trump take down, possibly in the near future. At least Donald Trump Jr. I mean, the likelihood of Donald Trump making it through his first term as President of the United States is shrinking by the day. With all of these people flipping, Cohen this week, Manafort last week, Pecker, Weisselberg, everybody. Robert Mueller has flipped everybody, and Donald Trump is freaking out about this right now. He is worried about what's happened, and he should be because if he had done nothing wrong, then there wouldn't be anything for these people to hand over to Robert Mueller.
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Watch Rudy Giuliani FREAK OUT On CNN When Busted Lying “This is Really UNFAIR!”
 
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo decided to use Rudy Giuliani’s own words against him by showing an old clip of Giuliani saying that the President must appear if he gets subpoenaed. Giuliani promptly freaked out on the air, saying that airing clips of him from the past was “really unfair.” Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/unfair-rudy-giuliani-explodes-cnns-cuomo-plays-clip-saying-presidents-must-obey-subpoenas/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Rudy Giuliani decided it would be a good idea to attempt to navigate the unfriendly waters of the media outside of FOX News. On Friday morning, he made the decision to go on Chris Cuomo's show, where he insisted that you cannot subpoena a president, a sitting president. Well, unfortunately, for Giuliani, Chris Cuomo and the team at CNN was actually well-aware of comments that Giuliani had made on Charlie Rose's show in the past. When confronted with those previous comments that contradict his current comments, Giuliani absolutely flipped out. Take a look. You got to comply. You got to go. You can't. You can't. I never heard of the subpoena for the president's person. Well you said exactly that. No, no. He went on to say- Chris, let's distinguish between a subpoena for documents ... that takes the president out of the Oval Office, and puts him in front of a grand jury or hearing. Can't do it. Can't do the second. You can do the first. President- But you never made that distinction before. Well I never, never, never occurred to me they would try to subpoena the president. That's exactly what was going on in 1998, but people are going to say I'm making this up. And they list it, and they list it, and they list- Here's Charlie Rose with you in the interview and you tell me what you meant. Oh, come on. What, you don't want to hear it? It's not even relevant. If the president is asked to testify, subpoenad to testify before a grand jury- That's really unfair. What you're doing right now is extremely unfair. No. I'm giving you a chance to explain it. And it says [crosstalk 00:01:24]. [crosstalk 00:01:24] the reason people don't come on this show. Oh stop. But with all that- Not going to do it. You got to do it. I mean you don't have a choice. That promoting of Avenatti for ambulance chasing. What happens if Robert Mueller subpoenas the president? What does that have to do with this? Because they're all trying to bring Trump into that, and he's not involved in it, Chris. Look- So in the mind of a guy like Rudy Giuliani, showing a clip of things you had said in the past is unfair. Using your own legal advice or opinions against you is somehow wrong? Here's what's funny about the whole clip, though. When you watch it, originally you see that Giuliani is still talking as they're showing the old clip, but there's no audio coming from him. What I'm assuming is that the producers decided to pot-down his mic so that they could just see his facial reactions when he hears what he had said, which contradicts what he was currently trying to say. But when they saw that he was absolutely freaking out, somebody in that control room made the decision to turn his mic back on so that everybody watching could see Giuliani freaking out and claiming that his past statements, this video of him from 20 years ago, was somehow unfair. Now, you know what's unfair, Giuliani? You going out there in the media and lying to everyone. You've been doing it all week long. Hell, you've been doing it for decades, but you've really hit a new low in this past week with all of the false statements that you are out there saying to the media. I guarantee you after this, and Giuliani hinted at it himself, he's probably not going to come back on CNN. Giuliani's going to stick to the more friendly waters of FOX News, where they won't confront him about his lies. They're not going to show old clips of him proving himself wrong. They're just going to sit there with a smile, and let Giuliani says whatever he wants to to defend the President.
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Judge Laughs At Trump Family For Trying To Delay Charity Fraud Trial
 
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Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire The Trump Foundation will be facing trial before the midterm elections, but that isn’t for a lack of trying on the part of the Trump family. Last week, the judge overseeing the case laughed out loud when asked if the case could be delayed until after the November elections, which is a huge blow to both the Trump family and the entire Republican Party, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains. Link – https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-inconvenient-legal-troubles-that-lie-ahead-for-the-trump-foundation/amp?__twitter_impression=true Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Last week there was actually a hearing in New York City for Donald Trump's Trump Foundation, the massive civil suit that they are facing after defrauding their own charity, and skirting the laws, and basically using the charity as a personal piggy bank. Now this suit involves Donald Trump himself, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump. But anyway, during last Tuesday's hearing, lawyers for the Trump family actually tried to argue that the case, the trial, should be moved back, which is currently set for October, but they didn't want it to start in October, because they felt it might influence people in this year's midterm election, so they tried to have it moved till after the midterms take place. Do you know what the judge's response to that was? She laughed. She laughed out loud in the courtroom. Not only did she then say like, "I'm not going to move it at all. This thing's happening in October," but then she added, "and guess what? I'm probably going to call Donald Trump in to testify." See, the Trump family is facing a lot of legal problems, not just from Mueller, not just from the IRS investigations, and the FBI investigations, but also from this case here in New York City. Now luckily for the Trump family, at the moment this is just a civil suit. There are no criminal charges filed for basically using their charity to defraud everyone. That is illegal and the case has been referred for possible criminal prosecution, but as of right now the New York attorney general is only seeking the money back that the charity basically stole and used for their own personal wellbeing. Again, this involves every member of the Trump family that's worth anything at the moment, Trump himself, Jr., Ivanka, Eric. They're all in this together, because they all work together to make sure that this charity was their own personal piggy bank, but back to the big issue here. The fact that this judge laughed when this guy, the Trump lawyer, tried to get the case pushed back so as not to interfere with the midterms. This presents a very real problem for not just the Trump family, but for the entire Republican Party. In fact, the judge actually told the Trump children, "You guys need to go ahead and take a deal that's being offered where you admit to wrongdoing and you don't serve on the board of a charity in New York for the next year." She's telling them you need to do that, because as this goes forward, as more of this comes out, it's not going to work out well for you, and the judge said, "I'm probably going to go ahead and make a ruling that you can't serve on a charity for a year anyway," so why not just take this wonderful offer, pay back the money, which is basically an admission of wrongdoing, and don't be on another charity board. But they're not doing it, because they're stubborn, and let's be honest, they're pretty stupid. This judge is handing them everything to make it easier for them so as not to influence the midterms, but the Trump family's arrogance and stupidity is preventing them from taking this very generous offer. They're going to let it go to trial. They're going to be involved in this civil suit, and everyone in this country is going to see just how disgusting, deceitful, and dare I say deplorable, every member of that Trump family truly is.
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Is Trump Intentionally Trying To Tank The Economy?
 
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The White House announced this weekend that Donald Trump is preparing to levy an additional $200 billion in tariffs on goods from China. These new tariffs are going to drive prices through the roof for consumers, resulting in a spending freeze that will ripple through the economy. At this point, it almost feels as if Trump is intentionally trying to destroy our economy, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.   Link – https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/09/15/trump-plans-tariffs-billion-chinese-goods-dramatic-escalation-trade-battle/?utm_term=.2cd389612d78 Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Over the weekend, the Trump administration announced that the president is preparing an additional package of 200 billion dollars' worth of new tariffs on goods coming over from China. Now, Donald Trump and the Republicans always keep telling us how great the economy is doing, and on the surface, yeah, it looks like the economy is doing great. But every credible economist has told us that not only is this a bubble, but that there are many different things that could come along and pop that bubble. One of them is a trade war, which is exactly what Donald Trump is engaging in right now. We have already had to spend billions of dollars bailing out US farmers. We've already seen stores around the country closing their doors because they can't afford the products from overseas anymore, to bring them over here to the United States to finish the manufacturing process or because they need those products in the manufacturing process. So we've lost thousands of jobs, people are suffering, farmers are suffering, we can't bail everyone out after all, and Trump wants to impose an additional 200 billion dollars' worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, and this particular tariff package is going to hit every single person in this country. Here are just some of the items that will be taxed to hell and back under Trump's new proposal here. Refrigerators, air conditioners, furniture, televisions, toys, more than one thousand different everyday consumer products. One thousand. Oh, and keep in mind, we're also coming up on the holiday shopping season, so pretty much anything that you might be shopping for to get your loved ones or your children or whoever it may be, yeah, the price on that is about to go through the roof because the president seems to be intentionally trying to tank the economy. Honestly, that's one of the only conclusions you can come to at this point. Donald Trump knows the trade wars don't benefit anyone. He knows that it's going to drive prices up for consumers, which means there's going to be a spending shrink, or a spending freeze altogether, but he's doing it anyway because he wants to prove a point to China, that he's the biggest, baddest guy there is to deal with. So what are they going to do? They're going to do the same thing. They've done it every single time. Every time he imposes a new tariff on them, they put a new one on us, because they can. Donald Trump has to understand that in some areas, especially economically speaking, because of the way this country has gone to hell under capitalism in the last 30 years, we're not the biggest, baddest, bestest economy in the world anymore. Right? We rely on all these other countries, not just for the goods they produce, but sometimes they actually produce goods that are necessary for our manufacturing processes, and if we can't get those, we can't even make some of the goods we make at home at home. Trump doesn't seem to understand that. There are some members of his administration who understand it and they've tried to talk him out of it, but he doesn't want to listen because he thinks he's smarter than everyone else. He is the dumbest person in that White House today, and that is a White House that actually includes Jared Kushner, but Trump by far is the dumbest. And if I didn't know any better, I'd swear that he was trying to intentionally tank the US economy just so that he could probably blame it on the Democrats in the future.
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Trump Admin Admits They Lost About 20% Of The Parents Of Stolen Children
 
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The Trump administration was forced to admit in court last week that they had actually lost track of roughly 20% of the parents of the migrant children that they’ve been holding in their baby jails. There’s no paperwork, no tracking IDs, no records, nothing. Too many of these children will likely never be returned to their parents due to the Trump administration’s incompetence and corruption. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://thinkprogress.org/trump-administration-admits-theyve-lost-track-of-roughly-20-percent-of-toddlers-parents-a08290b85bdc/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com The Trump administration has been doing absolutely everything possible to delay as long as possible reuniting children with their parents after the administration had separated them after they came across the border. In fact, this past weekend, one of the lawyers for the DOJ actually told the judge that they were going to have to wait a few more days because they had dog-sitting duty back in Colorado, so they needed to go to Colorado, I guess for the whole weekend. Couldn't be working on this court stuff reuniting kids with their parents because you had to dog-sit. Well, Tuesday was the official deadline that the judge had originally given the Trump administration. Last week, they had already told the judge, "Yeah, that's not going to be possible, because we've actually lost about 20% of these kids' parents. We're not going to meet your deadline because we have no idea where we put these people, and admittedly, some of them have already been deported, so there's really no way at all to get these children back with their parents." There's no paperwork. There's no paper trails. There's no accountability. There's no system of keeping track of these people. They weren't given tags with ID numbers or anything. They were just separated from their kids, shipped somewhere else, and the administration thought that was going to be just perfect. 20% of these kids are likely to never see their parents again. I'm sure some of that 20% will eventually get reunited, but for some of these kids, and the administration's already admitted this, they'll never see their families again. We already know that some of them have been sent off to adoption centers that are actually owned by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, so she is cashing in on this whole thing. Defense contractors are cashing in on it. The only people who are losing are the toddlers that we ripped away from their parents, their parents who may be in the United States. They may be 4,000 miles away in a different country. We don't know, because our government is so stupid, they didn't bother to keep track of people. They didn't try to even stamp their hands and say, "Okay, you two kids go together," like they do at Chuck E. Cheese. Our government is less functional than a pizza chain whose spokesperson is a talking rat. That's what's happening here. To be honest, we actually have a ton of talking rats in Washington, D.C. right now, because they are the ones who put these plans in place. They are the ones who enacted this zero-tolerance policy and said, "We're going to take you away from your parents because we just don't care. We're not going to keep track of it because there's no way this is going to come back and bite us. Right, guys?" This level of incompetence coupled with the human rights abuses that are taking place by the action itself show that this administration is not only wholly incompetent and heartless, but they are actually committing crimes against humanity here. If you ask me, I think that's an impeachable offense, not just for the president but for other members of his cabinet and his administration. They should resign. They should be indicted. They should be investigated. Ultimately, anyone involved in this human rights abuse needs to be thrown in prison, where all other human rights abusers are put.
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Ann Coulter Says The Only National Emergency Is That Trump’s An Idiot
 
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The feud between the White House and Ann Coulter is getting uglier, with the President’s former biggest cheerleader attacking him over his phony national emergency declaration. Sarah Huckabee Sanders hit back at Coulter saying that she has no influence, and Trump took a few digs at Coulter during his announcement, as well. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses the drama and how Coulter really is partially to blame for what’s happening.   Link – https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/16/ann-coulter-donald-trump-national-emergency-order/2890714002/ Link - https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430267-sarah-sanders-i-dont-think-ann-coulter-has-any-influence-over Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Well Ladies and gentlemen, if you elect to reality show president, you can certainly expect reality show drama to completely capture this White House. And we have seen it time and time again since Donald Trump was sworn in. But what's happened over the last four days is absolutely breathtaking. You see, Donald Trump has decided to get into a feud with Ann Coulter. He called Ann Coulter out during his national emergency declaration saying, I don't know her. I haven't talked to her in over a year. I, who is this Ann Coulter person you're speaking of? And then later in the day, Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided to pile on Ann Coulter and say, I don't think that Ann Coulter, somebody with very much influence at all, certainly no influence over this White House. And that was in response, both of them to reporters' questions about, hey, remember when you were going to sign a funding bill back in December and not shut down the government? But then Ann Coulter called you out. So you decided to shut down the government for 35 days and screw over. People lose billions of dollars in the economy and they're both like, and who, what? I don't, I don't know this person that you're speaking of. And Trump, even in his speech, gave shout outs to Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh say saying thank you guys for being such good defenders of me. And then he disavowed Ann Coulter. Well, not to be one to be pushed aside and Coulter fired back at during a radio interview. After all these comments, Coulter said, the following, the only national emergency is that our president is an idiot. Truer words were never spoken. And it pains me to say that these words were spoken by Ann Coulter, but even before she spoke these words on that radio show, she actually had tweeted out something to the effect of, you know, this is not a national emergency. It's just Donald Trump trying to play to his base, which is 100% true. But in all this drama, I think what's getting lost here, it is the cause and the cause is in fact and Coulter. Because as I had just mentioned, culture is the one who called Trump out said, you're going to cave on the wall, and if you do, you'll be the last republican president ever Trump freaked out and said, oh crap, I can't do that when we should shut down the government. Coulter caused this. Coulter is the cause, and now she's actually getting what she wants and now she's attacking the president because that's the cool thing to do. That's where we're at. Ladies and gentlemen, Coulter wants that wall, but she wants Mexico to pay for it. She doesn't want the US to pay for it, which I guess is admirable. Not, not exactly sure what what's going on here, but the bottom line is this. When you hire a reality show president, you're damn sure going to get a lot of reality show drama, and that is the only thing that this White House has been able to produce consistently. #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews
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Judge Smacks Down Betsy DeVos For Screwing Over College Students
 
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Billionaire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos just took another major legal loss this week when a district judge ruled that she could no longer delay the implementation of student loan protections that were crafted during the Obama administration. This is just the latest in a long line of legal defeats suffered by DeVos who apparently views her position as one to protect private for-profit colleges and bankers rather than protecting college students. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.salon.com/2018/10/18/betsy-devos-loses-major-battle-over-obamas-student-loan-protections/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com You know, it seems like we've had really nothing but bad news to talk about for several weeks, so here's something positive that happened in the United States this week. US District Judge Randolph Moss actually slapped down an effort by Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, the billionaire Secretary of Education. Let's not leave that part out, because that's important. She was trying, basically, to undo Obama-era rules and delay their implementation because they would've allowed students who got swindled by for-profit colleges to have their student loans forgiven and it would've allowed them to avoid arbitration, and instead, taken their case directly to trial. Betsy DeVos didn't want that to happen. She thought if you borrowed money from a big bank in order to go to a fraudulent college that you didn't know was fraudulent, you were being scammed, she still thought you had an obligation to pay back that money, even though the degree you got was completely worthless. She also thought that if you wanted to sue them, you needed to go sit in arbitration in front of a friendly arbiter panel for the for-profit institution, where you would literally get nothing back because consumers lose almost 90% of the time in arbitration. That's what Betsy DeVos was trying to do. Obama administration, to their credit, took the issue of student loan debt and for-profit college scammers seriously, and they attempted to do something about it. And they did do something about it. It's just that those rules had not been put into place yet, and Betsy DeVos was fighting tooth and nail to prevent them from ever going into place. Betsy DeVos's loyalties are to the for-profit college agencies, those companies, and the big banks. It's not to students. She has not done a single thing, in almost two years on the job, to make the lives of students better, to make the jobs of teachers better, or to make education better. Every single thing that this woman was done since becoming the Secretary of Education, has been to the benefit of the corporations and banks, and to the detriment of students and teachers and any educational institute here in the United States, except of course, again, for those that pull in a profit. Why? Because this billionaire doesn't have enough money yet. She's got a financial stake in this. This is a woman who is heavily invested in private education. She gets a profit off of it, and that's why she's trying to steer us towards that. That's why she's trying to delay these Obama-era protections because that could actually hurt her, financially. Luckily we've got people out there like District Judge Randolph Moss, who understood what was happening, understood that it was unconstitutional, and slapped her back down so that maybe she understands that the position she agreed to take is about protecting students and not about protecting her own financial interests.
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Heidi Cruz Clearly Despises Her Husband Ted, And Their Entire Life Together
 
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The Atlantic ran a profile of Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican Senator Ted Cruz, this week, and there are some pretty breathtaking moments mention in the piece. The big takeaway is that Heidi is not happy with her life, she’s not happy with her husband’s career, and at times she’s clearly not a fan of who he is as a person, either. This woman wants to get away as fast as possible. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.thedailybeast.com/speed-read-the-6-most-revealing-parts-of-the-heidi-cruz-profile Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com I'm not sure if you've taken the time to read the Atlantic's profile of Heidi Cruz, the wife of Republican Senator Ted Cruz. But if you haven't, please go read that article. The reason for that is not because Heidi Cruz is a highly interesting individual or maybe gives us some better insight into Ted Cruz, no. It's because you will read a story of a woman who not only hates her husband, but clearly hates her entire life. The big takeaway from this Atlantic profile of Heidi Cruz was that this woman is unhappy with every horrible decision that she has made and though she made those decisions for her husband and she has regretted it every day since then. You almost feel sorry for her. You shouldn't and I'll get to the reason why in just a moment. But here's the thing, you've seen a lot of stories going around the last day and a half people analyzing this story and mocking her for the statement that Ted Cruz only gets paid $174,000 a year as a senator. We're not buying our second home anytime soon, Heidi says, because she has to be the breadwinner of the family and bring home the big paycheck because Ted Cruz only makes $174,000 a year. But if she is the breadwinner, and so her paychecks each year are more than $174,000, that still puts them over seven times more money each year at least, than the average American household who makes under $60,000 per year. Does she not understand that? I mean, this woman is actually an investment manager at Goldman Sachs with a net worth of close to $5 million and she's whining about the fact that we're not close to buying our second home anytime soon. That's a lie. Heidi Cruz could go out today and buy no fewer than 10 homes that each cost more than the average American home and they would still be perfectly fine financially. $174,000 in Ted's take home pay, is almost three times as much as the average American family makes in an entire year. And you Heidi as an investment manager at Goldman Sachs, make more than Ted does. You're absolutely despicable. You're just as greasy and slimy as him because the only thing you care about is money. And that's the other big takeaway from the article. Heidi Cruz is unhappy with her life because she gave up her ambitions to an extent again, she still works for Goldman Sachs. But they left DC to go to Texas. She left her friends. She left her family. She left her job there to go to Texas. She's still working with Goldman Sachs, and it's hard. And I understand that part of it. That is a big risk, especially when you're risking it for a guy like Ted Cruz. And she even admitted at one point, when they had kind of first moved out there a little while after that, she walked out basically almost on the freeway and just started sobbing to the point where a passer by called the police, they came and got her and they did determine at the time that she was a danger to herself. So we're talking about his wife might have possibly been ready to kill herself, according to the officers who came there because she was so unhappy with the decision she had made to follow Ted Cruz and his ambition while giving up hers.
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Freshmen Members Of Congress Forced To Listen To Lobbyists And Corporate CEOs
 
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Freshmen members of Congress have been forced to sit through an orientation that featured as speakers lobbyist for corporations and current and former CEOs of major businesses, according to tweets sent out by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib. This is deplorable, and what these corporate stooges told these new members is even worse than deplorable. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://twitter.com/ocasio2018/status/1070764827533078529?s=11 Link - https://twitter.com/rashidatlaib/status/1070739212213862401?s=11 Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generate d by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Yesterday, the new first year incoming members of the US House of Representatives were forced to sit through an orientation meeting where they got to hear from corporate lobbyists, current and former ceos of major corporations, and not a single leader from Labor or advocacy or anyone who does their job to benefit the public. In general, this information was exposed via a series of tweets from both Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a new coming congress person, Rashida Tlaib. Here's what the pair of them tweeted out first is Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez. Excuse me. Um, right now, freshmen members of Congress ready by partisan orientation with briefings on issues, invited, panelist offer insights to inform new Congress member views as they prepare to legislate. Number of corporate ceos we've listened to here for number of labor leaders zero in a subsequent tweet she said are bipartisan. Congressional orientation is co hosted by a corporate lobbyist group. Other members have quietly expressed to me. They're concerned that this wasn't told to us in advance. Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where's labor activists? Frontline community leaders. And here is a Rashida Tlaib lady who says, Gary Cohn, former CEO, Goldman Sachs, addressing new members of Congress today, says, you guys are way over your head. You don't know how the game is played. No, Gary, you don't know what's coming or revolutionary congress that puts people over profits. Here is what I love and I've said this plenty of times about Ocasio-Cortez and and all of these new members to lab and all of them, they are exposing what is actually taking place in Washington DC. Had these two women not tweeted out this information, we would not know it. We would not know that freshmen members of Congress are being forced to sit in meetings, having corporate lobbyists tell them what they should or should not think, direct them on how to legislate ceos from corporations light Goldman Sachs who stole billions of dollars from the US economy, lecturing them, that they're over their head. This is disgusting, folks. This is absolute insanity. Corporations are running our government and there is no question about it, but with people like Ocasio-Cortez with people like to lave and some of the others coming in there, people like Ro Khanna and Ted Lieu who have already been in there for a few years. We're finally starting to see the truth. We're seeing everything exposed. These people are not afraid to stand up to the powers that be and they haven't even been sworn in yet and that's what I love so much about this because if they can expose so much corruption and dirt and already changed the way that policy is headed before they're even sworn in, just imagine how much good they're going to do when they actually hold that seat. That is what is inspiring. That is what gives us hope and that is why I think that this new incoming congress might actually be able to finally do something good for the American public and it's not because of the old guard establishment members who've been in there for 20 years. It's because of these fresh faced big idea newcomers who do not come from money. They did not accept corporate money, and so they know that their loyalty, their allegiance is to the people of the United States and not these corporate lobbyists that they're being forced to meet with before they can be sworn in.
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Germans Want Trump’s Ambassador Kicked Out Of Their Country
 
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Politicians in Germany are wanting to remove Donald Trump’s ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, after he publicly came out and said that part of his job was to promote the conservative party in Germany. Not only are ambassadors not allowed to get involved in politics in the countries that they are sent to, but this is not Grenell’s first time meddling in the business of Germans, and now they want him gone. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/05/german-politicians-call-for-expulsion-of-trumps-berlin-envoy   Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Richard Grenell, Donald Trump's US ambassador to Germany, has once again screwed up his job and managed to offend most people in Germany. Now as you'll recall, not that long ago, in fact it was actually less than 24 hours after the guy accepted the position of German ambassador, he tweeted out that the German people, German businesses need to immediately stop doing any kind of business with Iran because the US pulled out of the deal so everybody else needs to do what the US did. It pissed off a lot of people in Germany. But this week, Grenell once again managed to show that, one, he's completely incompetent and bad as his job, but, two, that he's completely insensitive as to the workings of German politics and businesses. Because Grenell came out and said that it is his job as ambassador on behalf of Donald Trump to ensure that conservative policies and conservative politicians in Germany succeed while beating back liberalism. So now a whole lot of politicians in Germany as well as German citizens are calling for Richard Grenell to be expelled from the country. He's doing such a bad job and offending so many people that they essentially want to kick him out of Germany, send him back to the United States, and send a big message to Donald Trump that, one, you can't interfere with our politics, you jerk, and, two, you don't know what you're doing as president of the United States because that's what this all comes back to. Now, we have seen pretty crappy ambassadors being appointed by both Obama and Bush before him, but we have never seen the level of incompetence that we have seen from some of the people that Donald Trump has picked and Richard Grenell is exhibit A. He admitted to the German people that he wants to interfere with their politics. That he wants to make conservative politicians succeed while making liberal politicians fail. Germany has every right to expel him from their country at this point, and I believe that they should. They need to send a message to the president that you cannot send some unqualified, know-nothing ambassador over here with the expressed intent of trying to interfere with our politics. The United States wouldn't accept it if there was a German coming to the United States to do the same, so why should the German people accept the same coming from the United States? Donald Trump doesn't know how to be president. He's not smart enough, he's not competent enough, and he's not trustworthy enough. Now we're starting to see that his level of incompetence is alienating some of our biggest allies on the planet.
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11-Year Old ARRESTED For Refusing To Stand For The Pledge Of Allegiance
 
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An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested earlier this month after he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at school. His teacher and the administrators were irate with the child and called the police to handle him. This is disgusting, and the fact that we are forcing patriotism onto our children is absolutely appalling. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains everything that is wrong with what happened to that student.   Link – https://www.theledger.com/news/20190215/lakeland-11-year-old-arrested-for-confrontation-after-refusal-to-stand-for-pledge Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. On February 4th, an 11 year old middle school student in Lakeland, Florida was arrested because he refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance. And 11 year old middle school kid hauled out of that school in handcuffs because he didn't want to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Here's what happened that day. One of his classes, I guess his, uh, first early morning class had a substitute teacher to kid did not stand for the pledge of allegiance. And the teacher asks, why aren't you standing? And he said, I don't want to stand for the pledge of allegiance. The flag is racist and the national anthem is offensive to black people. That's what he said. That was his quote to which the substitute teacher allegedly replied, well, uh, you know, why if it was so bad here, do you not just go find another place to live as if this 11 year old kid actually has a choice about where he lives? And that's such a bullshit reasoning that we hear all the time from conservative. Like if you don't like it, just leave. Trust me. It's really not that easy to just up and leave and go find a new country. While we would prefer to do and what this kid is trying to get across to this idiot substitute teacher is that we want to make this place better. We don't want to leave here, but that doesn't mean it's wonderful and everything is great. It means we want to make it better. But this kid, 11 years old, was arrested for allegedly becoming disruptive because you wouldn't stand for the pledge of allegiance. Now the school maintains that they have a policy that you do not have to stand for the pledge of allegiance at all. No, no, no. So if this kid was being disruptive, it's because this substitute teacher and the other faculty who eventually came in there because they provoked him, they tried to make him stand, even though they claim it's not even their policy. You know, you cannot legally, by the way, force anyone to stand for the pledge of allegiance. You can't do that. They knew that they provoked the kid and then use that as an excuse to arrest him. Something that every single person in that school is going to remember for ever. They have put this mark now on this child that is going to go with them that every one of his classmates is going to remember him for, for ever forever and they did it intentionally and they did it by breaking the law. That's what's important here and more importantly, I think we need to reassess the entire standing up to say the pledge of allegiance every single morning in school from the time we start kindergarten till the time we graduate high school, we're forcing patriotism on kids. They don't even understand the words that they're saying. They're, I mean, honest to God, has anybody ever gone through like line line and actually analyze what's in that pledge of allegiance? #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews
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Huckabee Sanders Forced To Admit That Obama Was Better At Creating Jobs Than Trump
 
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It isn’t very often that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will admit that she’s wrong, but this week she finally sucked it up and admitted that a claim that she had made earlier in this week was based on false information from another government department. Her claim was that Trump has already created more jobs for African Americans than Obama ever did, a claim that is 100% false. But there’s a reason the administration likes to push these bogus numbers so much, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.   Link – http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/401882-sanders-apologizes-for-stating-inaccurate-information-about-african?amp&__twitter_impression=true Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com To say that Sarah Huckabee Sanders lies would probably be the understatement of the century. This woman lies like the rest of us breathe oxygen. Earlier this week, something interesting happened. Yes, she got caught lying, which pretty much happens on a daily basis, but she apologized for it and then corrected herself on Twitter. That to me was the most amazing thing. Here's what happened. During Tuesday's White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Obama only created 195,000 jobs for African Americans, but Donald Trump has created 700,000 jobs for African Americans, so he's obviously not racist. That's why she said that, that was the whole point. She was fighting back against accusations that there's a tape of him saying the N-word, so she tried to say, "No, no, no, he doesn't use that word, because he created more jobs for them than Obama." As it turns out, that's not true at all. She had gotten that number from the Council of Economic Advisers. They had tweeted out that 195,000 African American jobs under Obama. It was completely false. The real number is actually right around three million jobs for African Americans during the Obama administration, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders did finally come out and say, "Yeah, I'm sorry. This group gave me the wrong info, they have apologized to. We all had wrong info. We're very sorry. But," she said, "we're not going to apologize for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans that Donald Trump has created, because that's hella cool." Well, here's the thing again, and this is why she's doing this. It's because right now, Donald Trump is facing more accusations of racism than he has faced during his entire administration. We've seen it here and there, we see it frequently, but in the last few days, things have reached a fever pitch, and they're worried that there may actually be a tape that exists of him saying this horribly racist things. Others who have worked with Omarosa have corroborated this story. They say that, "Yes, he did." So Sarah Huckabee Sanders really needed a win. If you're trying to come up with a win to say that your boss is not racist, you don't do it by trying to slander the only black president the United States has ever had. Do you see the irony there, Sarah? You tried to say that your guy's not racist, look how bad the black guy is. Yeah, that's not going to go over well, and that's not going to prove your point whatsoever, especially when you're lying about the accomplishments of said black president. But that is exactly what you did. You could have fact checked this. The Council of Economic Advisers could have fact checked this. I'm sure it would have taken all of five minutes to do a quick search through the Bureau of Labor Statistics and find out what the actual numbers are, because those are readily available, most of them in handy little chart form so you don't even really have to read the numbers, you just have to match the high note to the left side, and you're good to go. But you couldn't even take the time to do that. You jumped at the opportunity to slander the first and only African American president that this country has ever had, just to try to prove that your boss is not a racist. That was the most ass backwards thing that you could have possibly done to defend your boss.
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Republicans Have Set Us Up For Another Economic Crash
 
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History continues to repeat itself, and the same scenarios that occurred prior to the economic crashes of 1929 and 2007. Wages are down, thanks to inflation, and wealth is getting overly concentrated at the top. Nothing is being done to help American workers, and as their buying power continues to decrease, a recession won’t be too far behind. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/growing-imbalance-trump-economy-terrifying-sign-heading-towards-major-crash/ Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Our economy here in the United States is essentially a castle made of sand sitting on top of quicksand and there was a bulldozer headed straight for it, and that's actually been the case for a long time now, but what's really concerning is the fact that American workers are actually making statistically less today than they were right before the great recession hit in 2007. In fact, most wages have stagnated, so people, paychecks are literally the same as they were back then. The only differences. Inflation has gone up. Healthcare costs have gone up, childcare costs have gone up, costs of education have gone up. The cost of regular goods and services have all gone up. While most Americans have not seen their paychecks increase at all, and those who have, most of them have not seen it keep pace with inflation, so they're buying power is less today than it was 11 years ago. That's a massive problem for the economy, for reasons that I think should be pretty obvious to everyone. Obviously when American workers, the people who 80% of this country lives paycheck to paycheck, meaning when they get paid, 100 percent of that money gets spent. They're not putting it in the stock market, they're not able to put it in savings, they're using it to pay off debt if they have enough and the rest of it is just used to survive. Eighty percent of people in this country are in that situation today. The startling thing is the fact that the economic situation we're in today is identical to the economic situations that lead up to the, uh, you know, a massive economic crash, the Great Depression in 1929, the great recession in 2007, we have recreated the exact same situations that lead to those. Why? Because we don't tend to learn from history very well. You know, we, we think that we can go forward and we'll regulate. Banks will regulate, corporation will regulate everybody for a little bit. We'll tell corporations you've got to give your workers raises and maybe some of them will, some of them won't. Maybe they'll increase benefits for awhile, but as soon as everything looks normal on paper again, which is what happens now, they start cuts. We start regulatory cuts that allows big banks to once again, game a gamble with our pensions, gamble, with our savings gamble, with our mortgages, without our knowledge, corporations start cutting back on benefits a little bit, laying off workers, creating more unemployment. Job growth in the United States while still up is slowing down. That's not a good sign for this economy, but the worst overall sign again, is the fact that American workers, average American citizens, the bottom 99 percent, they are losing their buying power.
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Sean Spicer Says Trump “Feels Great” About Wasting Our Money On Mar-A-Lago Trips - The Ring Of Fire
 
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Trump has no regrets about pissing away millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money on his trips to Mar-A-Lago, and in fact, he actually “feels great” about doing that.  Keep in mind, this is the same guy who has proposed massive budget cuts for everything from school meal programs to environmental protection because there allegedly isn’t enough money to pay for them. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://thinkprogress.org/spicer-trump-feels-great-mar-a-lago-trips-7f8ba2297807 Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Watch America's Lawyer featuring Mike Papantonio on RT: https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/ Order Mike Papantonio's novel Law and Disorder today: https://www.amazon.com/Law-Disorder-Mike-Papantonio/dp/1590793676 Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv?sub_confirmation=1 Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/
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N. Korea Mocks Trump As “Selfish” And “Short-Sighted” For Leaving Paris Agreement - The Ring Of Fire
 
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A spokesman for the North Korean government has lambasted Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement as “selfish” and “short-sighted.”  What does it say about Trump that a ruthless dictator seems to have a better handle on the issues than him? Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.    Link - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-korea-donald-trump-paris-climate-deal_us_5937c6e7e4b01fc18d3eee88?section=us_politics Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Watch America's Lawyer featuring Mike Papantonio on RT: https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/ Order Mike Papantonio's novel Law and Disorder today: https://www.amazon.com/Law-Disorder-Mike-Papantonio/dp/1590793676 Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv?sub_confirmation=1 Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/
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Trump Fixer Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Robert Mueller
 
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According to reports, Donald Trump’s former fixer/lawyer Michael Cohen has reached a plea deal with special prosecutor Robert Mueller. If true, this could signal the beginning of the end of this investigation and possibly even the Trump presidency (though its unlikely that Republicans in the Senate would vote convict Trump and removing him from office.) Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses these new developments.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/michael-cohen-reaches-plea-deal-mueller-hell-offer-new-testimony-potentially-damaging-trump-report/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Donald Trump's former lawyer slash fixer Michael Cohen has reportedly agreed to a plea deal with special prosecutor Robert Mueller. As part of that plea deal, Michael Cohen is going to plead guilty to lying to Congress as part of their investigation and his past testimony, and in exchange he is going to fully cooperate with the Mueller probe and give them everything that they ask for. This is not the first deal. The Cohen is made. There's been reports for several months. That Cohen is also working with prosecutors in the state of New York. They're looking at all kinds of things, tax fraud, charitable fraud, a business dealings, all kinds of things that Trump and his associates were involved in, but now after months of speculation, Cohen has agreed to this plea deal with Robert Muller. Here's why this is important, and this also helps explain a little bit why Donald Trump's been freaking out about the probe for the last few days. Cohen knows everything. There is nothing that happened in Donald Trump's life while Cohen was involved that Cohen didn't know about. That's why he was the fixer. He's the one who helped arrange the payment to stormy Daniels. He's the one who knew about the meeting that took place in Trump tower. He knows about Donald Trump's finances. He knows where the money comes from. He knows where the money goes, and he is one of the guys who helped make sure nobody else knew about it. Cohen is the guy and now Miller's got him cooperating. Now before we go ahead and pop the champagne corks at this point, let's take a minute to realize that Cohen could end up being another. You know, Manafort, perhaps a Papadopoulos, somebody who is not exactly going to be completely truthful with Robert Muller. Maybe he's going to give information that's important. Maybe he's just going to try to sidestep it and give information that points away from Donald Trump. Again, we're not going to know anything until we get that final report or until we get some kind of report from this investigation, but assuming Cohen is going to fully cooperate and give her everything he wants and not lie about anything, then this not only should be the beginning of the end of the solar probe, but it should also possibly be the beginning of the end of the Trump administration. Not that Republicans in the Senate would ever vote to convict him if it did come to impeachment, but it would make his life a living hell. Trying to run for president again in 20 slash 20, especially with some Republicans out there chattering about possibly primary in him for the 2020 election. If this Cohen arrangement works out as we hope it will, this will be in one way or another, the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency. Assuming they go to impeachment after this final report. You know, if we get the information we need and we can link Trump to a crime, whether it's tax evasion, tax fraud, perjury, obstruction of justice, or possibly even the big collusion, which is going to be the hardest thing to prove any one of those other things that was going to make it very hard for this man to run for president. Again, especially like I mentioned, when you have Republican challengers who really want to jump in there and primary him, but they're a little afraid to do so. Public is going to be a lot more willing to go ahead and support a Republican primary challenger. If they understand that Donald Trump could face impeachment and removal from office. It's not going to sit too well with the public at that point. So that's why I think this could be the beginning of the end.
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Trump Is FURIOUS That Fox News Stopped Airing His Rallies
 
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Donald Trump has found himself in a bit of a lover’s quarrel with his biggest admirers – the folks at Fox News. Trump is apparently very unhappy that the network decided to stop airing his hate rallies in their entirety, and now his administration has said that they are going to “look into” the matter. Are Fox viewers getting tired of the network’s love affair with the President? Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/white-house-says-will-look-fox-news-decision-stop-airing-trump-rallies-ratings-plummet/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Donald Trump is furious this week that his good buddies over at Fox News have made the decision to stop airing his little rallies in full. This week Fox News decided that they weren't going to show the full Donald Trump rallies when he travels to these cities and says the same talking points over and over again and gets those "lock her up" chants going. They just weren't going to show the whole thing anymore, they were only going to show certain clips from them. And the main reason they decided to do this is because when they show the Trump rallies, they actually lose a lot of viewers. You see, the viewership, when they air those Trump rallies, is actually lower than their average viewership when they're running their horrible entertainment/faux news programs. So from an advertising standpoint, they decided ... You know what? We're kind of losing money on Donald Trump, so we're not going to show those whole things anymore. Well that pissed off Donald Trump and now the White House has actually said that they're going to look into Fox News' decision to not run these rallies anymore, as if they actually have a say on what this private company can or cannot or should or should not do. But the problem is they do have a say in it, just like Fox News has a say in what this President does every day. The two are joined at the hip. There is this unholy alliance between the Trump Administration and the Fox News organization with members from the Trump Administration going to work at Fox, Fox people going to work for Trump and even that disgusting relationship between Donald Trump Jr. and that former Fox host. So, yeah, I guess the Administration should feel a little mad. He's given them a ton of free publicity. The man live tweets Fox and Friends every single morning as if any of us actually care what those three morons on that couch have to say. So he's going to have Bill Shine, who, in case you forgot, used to be an executive over at Fox News, was forced out for hiding and covering up all the sexual harassment taking place at the network, now works in Donald Trump's communications department. He is going to have Bill Shine talk to his buddies over at Fox and see if there's anything they can do to get them to start running those rallies again. My guess is that Fox News is going to cave, they're going to bite the bullet, and you know, take the hit for the advertisers when they lose all those viewers for airing the Trump rallies, but the last thing they want to do is upset the President because he has proven so far to be the best thing in the world that has ever happened to that network.
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Tax Cuts After One Year – Thousands Of Layoffs, Massive Corporate Profits
 
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The Republicans swore that the tax cuts they passed last year would result in massive economic gains, job creation, and shared wealth amongst all members of the public. So far, the exact opposite has happened. Some of the largest employers in the US have actually slashed jobs and benefits while buying back their own stock to enrich themselves. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what has happened in the 12 months since the tax cuts were passed.   Link – https://thinkprogress.org/since-pushing-corporate-tax-cuts-to-boost-jobs-half-of-the-rate-coalition-has-laid-off-employees-bc72f74c325e/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. We're only a couple weeks away from the one year anniversary of Donald Trump signing the tax cuts and jobs act, which really had nothing to do with jobs that just cut taxes for major corporations who already weren't paying their taxes and it cut taxes on millionaires and billionaires while the rest of us get absolutely nothing. But anyway, that was signed into law by President Trump on December 22nd 2017. So here we are almost a full year later, and the big question everybody has, God is where are the jobs? You know, this is the tax cuts and jobs act. Republicans swore every day Paul Ryan was incessant with it, telling us the corporations are about to create thousands upon thousands of new jobs for United States citizens. Where are they? We were all going to get raises. Remember? Remember that talking point, everybody's going to get a raise. Every is going to start getting these bonuses. What happened with that? What happened at company is reinvesting in their own company, expanding all of that, hiring new people, being more efficient. That didn't happen either. What we've seen over the last year are hundreds of thousands of jobs cut hundreds of thousands of jobs lost, not because companies aren't profitable anymore, but because they want to retain more of that profit and the only way to do that for them is to cut their staff so they don't have to worry about that salary and those benefits anymore. We have seen corporations buy back their own stocks. In fact, corporate stock buybacks are at an all time high right now and all that does is enrich the shareholders. The board of directors and the CEOs does nothing to actually help the health of the company or the workers themselves. And only about 13 percent of the companies who got the tax cuts said they were going to let any of it at all trickled down to their employees or be used to expand their companies. So we all got screwed. And we all know that. I mean, everybody's been looking at their paycheck every time. They get one this year and we understand we didn't get a damn thing from this, but what's worse is that not only did we not get a damn thing is that a couple of hundred thousand people lost their jobs and they didn't lose their jobs because they worked for a crappy company. These weren't just all toys r US employees or sears employees who got laid off when the company shut down. These are massively profitable corporations and they're the same corporations. By the way, according to a new report from Joshua Israel, I think progress who lobbied for this bill, they spent $48, million dollars lobbying for this tax cut. There was a coalition and you can read this story and find out how to sculpting it is. It's A. There's a link to it in the description of this video, but a thing. Progress points out that there was a coalition of 32 businesses that were fighting tooth and nail to get this tax cuts and jobs act passed. Some of the folks involved in that includes Aetna AT&T Altrea, CVS, Kimberly Clark, Home Depot, Intel, Ford, General Dynamics. Northrop Grumman, Nike, a SNP Global, Southern Company, T-Mobile, UPS, Verizon, Viacom, Walmart, Reynolds, Raytheon, FedEx, all of those people gathered together.
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Republicans Are Already In Danger Of Losing The House In 2018 Midterms - The Ring Of Fire
 
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According to the latest projections, Republicans are already in bad shape for the 2018 midterms.  While there is still plenty of time for them to regain the upper hand, their legislative record and lack of enthusiasm among the public will likely be difficult to overcome, regardless of how much money they spend next year. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/327961-midterm-trends-threaten-gop-house-majority Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Watch America's Lawyer featuring Mike Papantonio on RT: https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/ Order Mike Papantonio's novel Law and Disorder today: https://www.amazon.com/Law-Disorder-Mike-Papantonio/dp/1590793676 Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv?sub_confirmation=1 Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/
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From “Mexico Will Pay” To A National Emergency, The Pathetic Story Of Trump’s Wall
 
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It has been less than two years since Trump promised his rabid base that Mexico was going to pay for the border wall. Then it became an indirect payment brought to us by new trade deals. Then it was tax dollars paying for it. Today, it’s a national emergency. Trump is pushing the limits of presidential power and his legal battles are about to take a serious turn. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening and how we got here.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trump-national-emergency-declaration-come-house-vote-spending-bill-cnn/ Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. You know, it's amazing to me how much the talking points about Donald Trump's wall have evolved in less than two years. Because think back two years ago, and during the campaign and throughout most of his first year as president, he swore up and down Mexico is going to pay for this wall. Mexico is paying for it. And then when Mexico said, absolutely not, we're never going to pay for this, you're an idiot for suggesting it. Trump said, well, okay. If would have meant was there's new trade deal, I've God is going to indirectly pay for the wall. So Mexico is indirectly paying for the wall here to which the American public said, yeah, that doesn't make any sense. We're, we're still footing the bill. And Trump said, all right, fine, screw it. I want tax dollars. I wanted in the budget, gave me the damn funding for the border wall and Pelosi and the Democrats said, yeah, that's also not going to happen. Which led to the longest shutdown and government history. And that's where we are today now with a national emergency allegedly along our southern border, Donald Trump and his emergency declaration. He believes is going to give him the money that he wants for his border wall. And as we have discussed countless times over the past two months, Donald Trump, absolutely 100% does have the constitutional authority to declare a national emergency. Beyond that, all of the national emergency powers of the president are up for interpretation. Now, not even all of them, some of them have already been decided, such as can the president declare a national emergency and sees another person's property? The answer to that is no. The Supreme Court decided that decades ago during the Truman administration, we know the answer to that and unfortunately for the Donald, part of his emergency declaration would require him to seize property from landowners in the state of Texas in order to build his wall. Supreme Court's already said you can't do that. So pretty much this national emergency declaration should be Doa. But you know, back when Truman did it, we were dealing with the supreme court that wasn't filled with conservative idiots. So who knows how this could end up? Maybe they're going to overturn that ruling from the Truman administration. I doubt it mean. I think there's a good possibility they wouldn't, but again, you never know. Politics comes before the law with Republicans, so we'll see. As for the funding itself, there's several different mechanisms that he could use, none of which are really going to work out well for him. He can either have the military itself physically go down there and build the wall. He can take money out of disaster funds for Puerto Rico and California and that's not going to go over very well. Or he could get shut down by Congress depending on which financial route he wants to go. #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews
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Trump’s Acting Attorney General Helped Run A Business That Defrauded Inventors
 
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Now that Jeff Sessions is officially out as Attorney General, his temporary replacement will be Matthew Whitaker. And as seems to always be the case with this administration, Whitaker’s past is filled with troubling stories. He once sat on the board of a company called World Patent Marketing which was sued by the federal government a few years ago for being a complete scam and stealing millions of dollars from hopeful inventors. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this story.   Link – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/07/matthew-whitaker-trump-attorney-general-us-firm Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com So Matthew Whitaker who is at present our Acting Attorney General after Donald Trump kind of forced Jeff Sessions to resign. We've already talked about the fact that Whitaker is a guy that wants to end the Mueller probe. He has expressedly said so in an op ed, and actually laid out the blueprint for how he would do it. Everybody knows about that part though. But what a lot of people may not know is that Whitaker is also a professional fraudster. Last year, even before he joined Jeff Session's staff at the DOJ, an op ed ... Not an op ed, an article came out explaining just what a fraud Matthew Whitaker truly is. And here's what happened. Whitaker sat on the Board of Directors, was getting paid on the Board of Directors of a company called World Patent Marketing. World Patent Marketing was one of those places that told inventors out there in the United States send us your idea. We're going to help you get patented; we're going to help you get marketing; we're going to help you make this into the next billion-dollar idea here in the United States. So thousands of wannabe inventors, wannabe, you know, innovators in the United States, sent their ideas down to this company, paid them thousands of dollars while Whitaker was sitting on the board and then they did nothing. They pocketed these people's money, and they didn't do anything. They did nothing that they promised. And we know they did nothing that they promised because that's what came out from a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against this company. So the federal government itself had to step in and sue this company that Whitaker was on the Board of Directors of because they were scamming consumers. They were scamming people with good ideas because they themselves didn't have any good ideas and the only way they knew how to make money was to take advantage of people with good ideas. It actually gets even worse than just that. While on the Board of Directors, there was one inventor who submitted a bad review of the company to the Better Business Bureau. Whitaker, on the Board of Directors, sent this guy a letter and said the following, basically he threatened him. He said, "I am assuming you understanding that there will be serious civil and criminal consequences for you." Understand that we take threats like this quite seriously. He also used his weight as a former prosecutor to try to get this guy to take down his review or retract it to the Better Business Bureau. That's what happened. Okay, the guy realized he got scammed. Told the BBB and then Whitaker flies off the handle, sends him a letter threatening him because he exposed what this company was actually doing. And ladies and gentlemen, this is the man who as of right now and for the short-term foreseeable future is going to be our Attorney General of the United States.
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Fox News Hosts PANIC After Realizing They Booked The WRONG Democrat
 
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The hosts on Fox News aren’t known for being the brightest of the bunch, and recently when they thought they had booked a pro-ICE Democrat, they got the shock of their lives to find out that they booked the WRONG Democrat who wanted to talk about how horrible Trump is on immigration. They abruptly ended the segment in the most awkward way possible once they realized their mistake. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.alternet.org/watch-these-fox-news-hosts-realize-they-booked-wrong-democrat-and-panic-she-rips-trump?amp&__twitter_impression=true Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Fox News has never been a station that really cares about getting right. But, a few days ago, on a show called Fox and Friends First, which is the Fox and Friends that they show before the real idiots take to the couch. The folks on Fox and Friends First, proved that they could be just as dumb as the main course of Fox and Friends. Take a look at what happened when they thought they had found the perfect non-progressive Democrat to join their program. And joining us now, that candidate, the only Democrat on stage to support ICE, Ann Kirkpatrick. Thank you for joining us. We appreciate it. Tell us why you do support ICE. Good morning. I'm actually here to speak directly to Donald Trump. I feel that what's happening at the border is wrong. I'm a mother of four, and I believe that separating kids from their parents is illegal and inhumane. I'm actually Barbara A. L'Italien, I'm a state senator representing a large immigrant community. I'm running for congress in Massachusets. I keep thinking about what we're putting parents through. Imagining how terrifying that must be for those families. Imagining how it would know if I would ever see my kids again. We have to stop abducting children, and ripping them from their parents arms. Uh, okay- Stop putting kids in cages. You want- And stop making three year olds defend themselves in court. You have to stop- But that practice has stopped at this point Ms. Kirkpatrick. Right? Score political points with your base. One family's have been reunited, kids have been reunited with their families. Again, my name is Barbara A. L'Italien and I refuse to believe that our only options- Yeah. Okay. Are open borders or traumatizing- Who is this? Who is this? Okay. Okay. All right. Here's the thing. The person they were trying to book is, a woman by the name of Ann Kirkpatrick, who about a month ago at a campaign event, said that she supports ICE the way it is right now, and that we do not need any additional oversight for it. Now, pretty much anybody who's been paying attention to what's happening with immigration understands that, that is categorically false. You can support it if you want to, but to say that they don't even need any extra oversight. Yeah. You're obviously pandering to centrist republicans at that point. Nobody on the left thinks they don't need more oversight. And that's who Fox and Friends first thought they were getting for their program. But instead, do to, I don't know if it's producer error, if it's host error in communications, either way, they were absolutely panicked, when the woman they brought on managed to actually get about a minutes worth of attacks on Donald Trump in. T The funniest thing to me though, about that entire clip is, how at the end, they just cut her off. Didn't even say goodbye or thank you. They realized somebody screwed up, so they cut her feed completely before they'd even taken her off the screen. And then, just that, "Yeah. Yeah. Well what, yeah, go to break. Why not." Everybody got to see what idiots you were. You were not even prepared to be able to speak to this other woman. You could have rolled with it, you could have tried to make counter argument, but you were pulled off your game. You didn't have a script ready in that teleprompter for something different, and your simple little minds couldn't comprehend what you weren't already coached to say.
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Why Are Trump’s 19 Assault Accusers Being Overlooked?
 
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With all of the focus on Brett Kavanaugh, it has brought a new light to sexual assault allegations against powerful politicians. But so far, Donald Trump has been unscathed by the multiple different women who have credibly accused him of sexual misconduct. This is an issue that needs to be discussed and STILL needs to be investigated. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/what-happened-to-trumps-16-sexual-misconduct-accusers.html Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Earlier this week Donald Trump told us that he has a really hard time accepting Dr. Christine Ford's accusations against Brett Kavanaugh because he believes that Kavanaugh's not the kind of guy that's going to go out and sexually assault someone. And that brings us back to a story that has been grossly overlooked since day one of the Trump presidency. And that is the fact that this man, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been accused credibly by 19 different women of sexual misconduct, either assault, inappropriate touching or sexual harassment. 19 different women, at least, with credible accusations. The Huffington Post, a few months ago, actually had a report of everyone who's accused him and the real number is actually over 40. But nonetheless, that story doesn't get talked about enough. The President of the United States has been credibly accused by at least 19 different women of sexual misconduct. I mean we're talking Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein numbers, folks, with the President of the United States and there hasn't even been a single investigation into any of these claims. Yes, he's being sued and yes those judges who've seen the evidence have allowed the cases proceed, many of them are actually still in court waiting. They're still waiting and yet that's not talked about nearly enough especially during the Me Too age. Donald Trump is the only person who has remained unscathed in the light of accusations and allegations against them. He just seems to be untouchable and the reason for that is because there is not nonstop, wall to wall coverage of what he has done. It's the media. And I know this man does crazy, horrible things on an almost daily basis and you have to cover those but how about continuously going back to talk about those 19 women. Invite them on your programs, interview them for your papers, keep this issue fresh in the public's mind because it's something that these victims deserve. They deserve to be heard, they deserve to have these allegations investigated properly and thoroughly. Here's the thing, republicans actually take this issue very seriously, they do, believe it or not. Republicans in Washington, DC, understand how serious these allegations against the President are and that's why recently they released a document ... well, they didn't intentionally release it, but it got released about all of the alleged investigations the democrats are going to launch if they take back the House in this year's midterms and possibly the Senate. And one of the things listed on there was Donald Trump's sexual assault. They understand that the democrats might actually look into that and that it's going to be devastating for their party if they do. Meanwhile, nobody else is talking about it but if that party, that's in power right now, is worried that there's going to be an investigation into it, then that's probably something worthy of investigating. It's probably something worthy of paying a little bit of attention to and looking into a little bit deeper.
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Megyn Kelly About To Lose Everything Over Her Blackface Comments
 
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Earlier this week, NBC’s Megyn Kelly said that she didn’t understand what the big deal was about people going in blackface for Halloween, and actually said that when she was younger this kind of thing was perfectly fine. First of all, no, it was never fine. But more importantly, it seems like the NBC host is about to lose everything, partly due to her comments. Her talent agency has already dropped her, and NBC is preparing an exit package for the embattled host after pulling her show for the rest of the week. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/megyn-kelly-dropped-talent-agency-caa-blackface-controversy/ Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Former Fox News host and for the moment, current NBC host Megyn Kelly has been having a really bad week because she doesn't understand what's so racist about people dressing up in Blackface. Earlier this week, Megyn Kelly did a little roundtable discussion on her NBC morning show where she talked about the fact that, "I don't get it. When I was younger people could do this and it wasn't seen as offensive whatsoever." That's something she actually said. Like, back in the day, everybody wore Blackface all the time and it was just totally cool for us to do this. And everyone's like, "Blackface. That's cool. That's not racist at all. Let's go get a malt." I don't know. It turns out, no. Blackface has always been racist. In fact, that's why Blackface even exists. It started back during the Minstrel shows and it was supposed to be an exaggerated racist version of what African Americans in the United States were actually like. It is rooted in racism and has always been racist Megyn. As if that wasn't bad enough, Megyn Kelly coming on saying, "I don't see what the big deal is." She then sent an email apology I guess to the country, the world, whoever I don't know. She sent an email apology because she couldn't be bothered to come and give one in person. Following this she was immediately dropped by her talent agency. Megyn Kelly has now lost her representatives. Her talent agency wants nothing to do with her. We found out this morning that NBC has decided that she's not going to host her show for the rest of the week. They're just going to run some reruns, maybe hoping the whole thing will blow over. But reports have also come out in the last 24 hours showing that NBC is actually wanting and they spoke to Megyn Kelly about this, about a week or so ago about winding down her show. Bringing it to an end because it's just not working out for anybody. And now, after the Blackface comments, NBC is reportedly already working on an exit package for Megyn Kelly to pay her off and get her off the air. This is exactly what Megyn Kelly needs. But let's go back to the Blackface comments and her not knowing that this was some kind of racial thing. Megyn Kelly has made it a point throughout her on-air career to always take the side that white people can do no wrong. I mean she's also going out there and insisted, done multiple segments on the fact that Santa Claus is white. And if you depict him as otherwise, then you're doing harm to the white race. Jesus Christ was also white according to Megyn Kelly, even though that would actually be impossible given the time frame in which Jesus was said to have lived and the geographic location in which Jesus lived. There's no way that can even be possible Megyn. Megyn Kelly, I saw somebody on Twitter say this, my apologies for stealing it and not being able to properly attribute it. So if you were the one who came up with this, please accept full credit. But you can take the girl out of Fox News, but you can't take the Fox News out of the girl. And that's what we saw this week with her comments defending Blackface. Megyn Kelly is now and always has been a Fox News person at heart. And no matter what network they put her on, what kind of audience they give her, even when they try to keep her away from politics, that Fox News side of Megyn Kelly is always going to shine through.
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Protestors Prepare GIANT Baby Trump Blimp To Mock Trump In England
 
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British protestors are planning on letting their disdain for the American president known to the world, and they are preparing to launch a 20-foot tall blimp in the shape of a giant baby version of Donald Trump – complete with diaper – in the air when Trump touches down for his visit. They understand that the best way to attack Trump is to attack his ego, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.   Link – http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/393952-protesters-plan-to-fly-giant-trump-baby-during-his-visit-to?amp&__twitter_impression=true Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com For at least a year now there has been this will they, won't they relationship between Donald Trump and Great Britain on whether or not he's ever going to make his official visit there. It had been planned a couple times, it had been canceled a couple times, postponed a few times, but now the official visit is set for July 13th. When Donald Trump touches down in the United Kingdom he is going to be greeted by a 20 foot tall blimp that is actually an image of a baby Donald Trump with a diaper. That is the form of protest that British protesters have decided is the best way to show Donald Trump that he is not welcome in their country and that they do not respect him. This to me is one of the greatest forms of protest imaginable, because the people over there seem to understand Donald Trump in a way that a lot of the folks in the United States don't quite get. Here's an exact quote, this is from Leo [Murray 00:01:07], he is the guy who organized all this, got the blimp together, raised the money to do it. This is what he says, and this is so spot on, "Moral outrage has no effect on Trump because he has no shame. He's immune to it but he has a tremendously fragile ego, so ridicule is an effective form of protest. So we want to make sure that he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him." That's what you have to do. That's how you resist. That's how you fight back against this man. You can't try to show him the truth, you can't try to show him that his policies are destroying the United States, that they're wrecking the economy, that they're destroying families, that they're destroying the environment because he doesn't care. To be honest he probably doesn't quite understand it, but what he does understand is when people are making fun of him. That is exactly what the Brits are going to do here. They're going to make sure that he gets off that plane and where ever he goes, that there is a giant 20 foot baby Trump following him around the city, and they've made sure that if they can't get the permit to fly the blimp, that they have already got a barge ready and they're just going to have it on the barge. So there is no way that the president is not going to see this thing. They're going to make sure that he knows what the rest of the world thinks of him and it's going to be interesting for Donald because one of the reasons he'd been putting off this trip was because he didn't want to be met by protestors, so they've up it. They may not be in the streets, I'm sure there'll probably be a lot of them though but they don't have to be at this point because the biggest form of protest imaginable is going to be hovering over Donald Trump's head through his entire visit.
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Trump Voters Losing Their Jobs Daily Because Of Trump’s Policies
 
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The tariffs that Donald Trump has put in place are not only having the opposite effect that he had predicted, but they are also disproportionately affecting the people who put him in office. So far 65% of the job losses and expected job losses from the tariffs have happened in counties that voted for Trump, meaning his voters are getting screwed the most from his policies. Should we be sympathetic, or is it time that people learn the consequences of their voting habits? Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/07/09/trumps-delusions-are-about-to-blow-up-in-his-own-voters-faces/?utm_term=.810d3cd59402 Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com You know, I oftentimes find myself wanting to have a ton of sympathy for the people who voted for Donald Trump yet find themselves continuously screwed over by this administration, but to be honest with you, the more we see these stories of these MAGA hat-wearing people out there harassing minorities, acting like the race police basically, and all of the other horrible things that we see them post online, I've got to say, I'm out of sympathy. And this story here is another example of just why it's getting harder and harder to care. See, as we all know, Donald Trump has engaged the United States in a massive trade war with countries all over the planet. And right now, the United States actually appears to be losing those trade wars because, much like Bush with Iraq and Afghanistan, Donald Trump entered these trade wars with absolutely no exit strategy. He knows nothing of global economic policy, and therefore he's decided to just screw us all over. But, according to a new report, he's actually screwing over the people who voted for him more than anyone else in this country. 65% of the retaliatory tariffs that other countries have placed on the United States are directly affecting counties that voted for Trump. 65%, so we're talking two-thirds of the tariffs that have been put in place by other countries on our country are directly affecting the people who voted for Donald Trump. Only 35% are affecting counties that voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. But here's the kicker. Some of these counties where the tariffs are hitting the hardest, and we're talking about potentially 1,046,686 jobs that could be lost in red counties alone in the United States, upwards of two million total from the trade wars. But over one million red county jobs are at stake, and part of it is because countries like China are actually pretty smart with what they're doing. They're not just trying to harm the United States. What they're trying to do is harm Donald Trump himself with his voters, because they tailored their tariffs to directly affect those counties, to directly affect the reddest areas of the United States. They knew what they were doing. And it is sad when anybody loses their job. Hell, if we lose these one million or two million jobs that are currently being projected within the next year, that is going to absolutely decimate the U.S. economy, and we do not need that to happen. We need a remedy for Donald Trump's trade wars before he destroys this economy that Barack Obama took eight years to try to correct and still couldn't even finish it. This is not something that can be turned around in four years or eight years. And we're on the cusp of the hardest part of an economic recovery when we're at the most vulnerable to outside forces. These trade wars will, according to economists, send us into another recession, possibly within the next 12 months. And if we lose another one million, two million jobs in this country, we could be right back in the same situation we were in in 2007. But Trump doesn't care about that. He doesn't care that the people who put him in office are suffering, that they're on the verge of losing their job, and that thousands upon thousands already have lost their jobs because of his trade wars. It's 100% because of that. And again, I'm finding it hard to find sympathy for these people. They did this to themselves. They knew what they were getting into. Trump was very clear about what he wanted to do as President of the United States.
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Trump STILL Refuses To Pay His Bills
 
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According to the DC water board, the White House is way past due on their quarterly water bill payment and they owe more than $16 million. The board has joked about potentially shutting off water to the White House until the bill is paid, and that’s not a bad idea. Trump has a history of not paying his bills, his workers, or his contractors unless he’s forced to, so the water board may want to consider turning off the spigot. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://lawandcrime.com/awkward/white-house-owes-millions-in-unpaid-water-bills-dc-board-spox-says-shutting-water-off-is-interesting-idea/ Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Before Donald Trump ever even became president of the United States, we knew that this man had a problem paying his bills, wasn't something he ever liked to do. Your stories emerge. Law suits emerged. A old lawsuits that had been settled, emerged showing that he wasn't paying his workers. He wasn't paying property taxes, he wasn't paying his contractors. This guy does not like to pay his bills and sadly once he became president of the United States, he did not change his ways and right now the White House owes $16,000,000 in back water bills. In fact, they owe so much and have failed to pay for quite so long that the DC water board was joking recently. About how long do we wait before we just shut off the water at the White House? Here's the thing. The a Treasury Department is in charge of paying these bills and it's not just for the White House, it's for other government offices and agencies. They pay their bill every quarter. While this past quarter, which was before the end of the year, the Treasury Department before the government shut down by the way, said we owe $60 million, we're gonna pay 11 million, we're not paying you that last $5 million. So paying the partial bill rather than the bill in full, uh, to companies like this utility companies that, that's pretty much the same as just not paying it at all. You know, if we were to go and pay our water bill, but only pay half of it or two thirds of it, they'd still shut our water off because that's what they do. That's why they billed you for the full amount. Instead of saying like, add, just pay what you can and then come back later when you have it. Yeah. That's not how utilities work. And that's why these people at the DC water board are actually kinda thinking like, do, do we shut off the water for the White House and these government buildings because they told us they're just not going to pay it. That's not how it works. But for Donald Trump, that's always been how it works. That's why this man got soon, so much when he was in the private sector, he thought he could get away with not paying people or maybe down the road, pay them less than what they had earned as a result of a lawsuit, but that's not how it works. When you're dealing with the federal government itself, they had the money to pay the water bill. This happened before the government shut down. There are zero excuses. However, members of the Dec waterboard have said that they're not going to shut off the White House's water right now, but if this continues, you know, it may take up to a year of not paying their bills, but if it hits that point than they are damn sure going to shut off the water for the White House because Donald Trump won't pay the bill.
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Leaked Documents Reveal How Corporations Are Using Spies To Infiltrate Activist Organizations
 
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According to recently leaked documents obtained by The Guardian, corporations across the globe have been hiring spies to both infiltrate and gather information on citizen activist movements. Not only is this a disgusting move by the corporations that are attempting to run our lives, but it shows how terrified they are of the power that citizens hold. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/12/12/leaked-documents-expose-how-corporations-use-spies-subvert-peoples-movements Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! According to recent documents that were leaked and published to The Guardian in the United Kingdom, corporations all across the planet have been employing spies to go infiltrate activist organizations to find out exactly what those organizations are up to. According to the documents, companies like Porsche, Caterpillar here in the United States, the Royal Bank of Scotland, all of them, among many others, have engaged in this kind of work hiring spies to infiltrate activist groups. Here are the types of groups they're targeting. They're going after anti-war groups. They're trying to infiltrate those. They're trying to infiltrate environmental groups to find out what they're doing and hopefully commit some kind of espionage to derail the entire thing. We saw this happen with Sea World, where they hired people, corporate spies if you will, to go and join up with these anti-Sea World groups and attempt to take apart the organization from the inside. Now, according to these documents, we understand that corporations all around the globe are doing the exact same thing, taking a page out of the Sea World playbook and trying to dismantle these activist organizations who fight against these companies from the inside. But here's another thing that this story means, and this is something I think has been missed in some of the coverage about this even though there's been very little coverage about it. The fact that these corporations are having to hire spies to infiltrate these activist groups shows how important and effective these groups can be. When you have environmental groups out there fighting every day against oil extraction and fracking and things like that to the point that these companies have to hire people to go in and infiltrate them and find out what they're up to, that means that the activists are winning. When you have anti-Wall Street, anti-banker groups coming together, trying to expose the corruption taking place in the global banking industry, when the banks feel the need to send spies in there, it's because those activist groups are being effective. They're exposing corruption at the highest levels, letting the public not just here in the United States but everywhere, in every country, understand just how corrupt these businesses are. This report by The Guardian is an extension of that. It shows how terrified corporations are. It shows how callous they can be. More importantly, it shows how corrupt they truly are. If they feel the need to go out there and infiltrate these activist groups, it's because they don't want their corporate conduct exposed. They've been doing things that they don't want the public to know about because they're afraid of the public backlash that's going to take place or the boycotts or the mass exodus of shareholders and investors that would take place if this kind of conduct was exposed. Well guess what? Out of your dirtiest deeds, hiring these corporate spies, was just exposed. That just shows, one, that corporations will go to any length possible to cover up their corruption, but more importantly, that these activist groups are starting to make these corporations sweat, and that is good news.
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