A.M. Links: Trump Reportedly Grows 'Sour' on Sessions, Comey Prepares for Senate Testimony, British Police Identify Third London Bridge Attacker

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    President Donald Trump has reportedly "grown sour" on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, "blaming him for various troubles that have plagued the White House."

  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging the British government to cancel Donald Trump's upcoming state visit.
  • British police have identified the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghb.
  • Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
  • "An intelligence contractor was charged with sending a classified report about Russia's interference in the 2016 election to the news media, the Justice Department announced Monday, the first criminal leak case under President Trump."

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  1. “An intelligence contractor was charged with sending a classified report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the news media, the Justice Department announced Monday, the first criminal leak case under President Trump.”

    I don’t see a pardon in her future.

    1. Hello.

      1. Same idiot said she’d stand with Iran if war with the US came.

        Perhaps it’s time to deeply review who actually has security clearance. If that moron has it, then somebody fell asleep in the authorization. Send her to jail forever (seriously, Iran is better than Trump? Did you freebase lead or something?) and find the person who gave her clearance and arrest them as well for being fucking idiots.

        1. It’s bad credentialing all the way down.

          1. They whine that Trump advised Russia that Muslims might be using laptops as bombs (which the press had ALREADY reported on and bans had ALREADY been enacted in Europe) — but this idiot is a fucking martyr to these same clowns?

            I’m looking forward to the upcoming civil war.

        2. The former President of the United States who shall not be named wanted to ‘fundamentally change America’ while his wife ‘was finally proud of her country’.

          From the top America has people who don’t exactly love and appreciate their country for what it is, choosing instead to ‘reinvent, reengineer and revise’ it in their image.

          She’s not the only one.

          1. John Lennon agrees.

            1. *agreed

            2. ‘Imagine’ America a progressive paradise.

              The Founding Fathers couldn’t foresee there’d be the chose of 23 deodorants.

              Or else they’d cap it at five.

          2. That’ “finally proud” line should have been enough to doom any politician. That it didn’t even rate a mention among the lefty talking heads is instructive. (just speaking from a politics point of view. You don’t say “I have always hated Russia, until now” if you are a Russian politician.)

        3. Russian military units were hacking into our state voting systems and that scumbag Trump protected these hackers by claiming the Russian hacking was fake news. And it’s been revealed that Trump attempted to reward thevRussian oligarchs by lifting sanctions in return for nothing and you motherfuckers cannot figure out who is stabbing you in the back. God help us.

          1. But the Russians did not gain access, right? That is what the “intelligence” report says.

            So, the claim that Russians affected the election is false because they only attempted to access election machines.

            I wonder if lefties will say they were sorry for saying the election was stolen by Russians.

            1. The Russians affected the election by hacking those DNC emails and spreading fake news on social media. So your claim the Russians did not affect the election is false.

          2. China (1949 through early 1960s), Albania 1949-53, East Germany 1950, Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, Costa Rica mid 1950s, Syria 1956-7, Egypt 1957, Indonesia 1957-8, Iraq 1963, North Vietnam 1945-75, Cambodia 1970, Laos 1958-60, Ecuador 1960-63, Congo 1960, France 1956, Brazil 1962-64, Dominican Republic 1963, Cuba 1959-present, Bolivia 1964, Indonesia 1965, Ghana 1966, Chile 1964-73, Greece 1967, Costa Rica 1970-71, Bolivia 1971, Australia 1973-75, Angola 1975, Zaire 1975 – – should we limit it to just the past 20 years? Yugoslavia 1999-2000, Ecuador 2000, Afghanistan 2001, Venezuela 2002, Iraq 2003, Haiti 2004, Somalia 2007-present, Honduras 2009, Lybia 2011, Syria 2012, Ukraine 2014. What did the Russians try to do again?

            1. What’s your point? Past administrations meddled in the affairs of other countries therefore it’s okay for Russians to commit crimes to help elect Republicans. You’re a fucking idiot.

    2. Reality Leigh Winner. That can’t be a real name, can it?

  2. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging the British government to cancel Donald Trump’s upcoming state visit.

    Twitter flame wars spilling over to real life? Now I’ve heard of everything.

    1. Trump should ask him to request his co-religionists to, for a change, stop slaughtering dozens of people in the name of their god.

      1. You know who else tried to keep certain people out of his country?

        1. Every nation ever?

        2. Menachem Begin?

  3. President Donald Trump has reportedly “grown sour” on Attorney General Jeff Sessions…

    Who can he find more terrible for the job?

    1. Probably any Republican from Louisiana or New Jersey.

    2. Rancid, not sour.

  4. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging the British government to cancel Donald Trump’s upcoming state visit.

    Khancel is the word you want.

  5. Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

    I look forward to when these are done via Reddit: “I’m former fbi director James Comey, ask me anything”

  6. British police have identified the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghb.

    How long before the attack had they identified him?

    1. They probably had him in custody six months ago, and have been monitoring him 24-7, but since they have to track the movement, internet usage, texts, and phone calls of every citizen in the country, they were a little late in recognizing this was a bad hombre.

      1. This is why I don’t buy into this whole “Who could’ve seen this happening” mentality.

        If you are going to take away my privacy, then you’d best be fucking PERFECT in protecting me. Otherwise, give me my privacy back since you suck so badly at your job.

        1. You just don’t get it. They have saved you a hundred times over already. If not for reading your emails and texts, you’d be a severed head, floating in a swimming pool filled with the blood of a thousand of your neighbors. You should just say “thanks.”

          1. Actually, I should probably volunteer to pay more in taxes to make sure they live in high fashion. They deserve it.

    2. A British government official … said the man had not been considered a “person of interest,” meaning they had no reason to think he was violent or planning an attack.

      Hmm. It’s starting to look like not being considered a “person of interest” should make a person a “person of interest”.

      1. Shouldn’t they just assume anybody who followed Choudry is prone to violence? He seems to have a long following of exceptionally violent supporters.

    3. I’m curious why one of the attackers has an English surname, Butt. Have any news reports explained no that yet?

      1. There are bigger fish to fry than cultural appropriation.

  7. An intelligence contractor was charged with sending a classified report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the news media

    I won’t be mad so long as he included some conditions like “Maddow can’t bloviate for 45 minutes first”

    1. Sexist. Reality is a girl.

      1. What’s with her stripper name, though?

        1. Sissy.

  8. President Donald Trump has reportedly “grown sour” on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “blaming him for various troubles that have plagued the White House.”

    Say what you will about Donald Trump, but he is loyal to a fault.

    1. Sessions is definitely a fault.

    2. I vote for a Kim Jong Un style send-off.

      1. Anti-aircraft shell, or eaten alive by hungry dogs?

  9. President Donald Trump has reportedly “grown sour” on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    Sessions should have known before taking the job that Trump attorneys typically have a very short shelf life.

    1. And best of all, no more Sen. Sessions when he is gone as AG.

      1. He should DIAF. Or a wood chipper.

      2. That’s actually quite a strategy. Just name all of the Senators you don’t like to various cabinet positions and ambassadorships. Then fire them all after their replacements have been named. Nicely played!

        1. You will never convince most people on here that Trump has any plan.. ever.

          Its all random!

      3. You laugh now. The state of Alabama would like you to consider the joys of Senator Roy Moore.

        1. + 10

  10. Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

    I have a feeling one side of the aisle is going to be a lot more accommodating than they would have if the election went the other way.

    1. accomeydating?

      1. No, it’s spelled accommodating. I looked it up.

    1. Or some kind of foul.

    2. No harm no foul.

  11. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging the British government to cancel Donald Trump’s upcoming state visit.

    We’ll cancel the visit only if you allow Michael Savage to enter the country again.

  12. Terry Gilliam Finally Wraps ‘Don Quixote’ Project After 17 Years

    Some 17 years after he first started pre-production, Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped principal photography on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a project once so notoriously beleaguered and stuck in near-mythical “development hell” that a documentary was even made about it.

    1. It got 15 tomatoes, don’t see it.

    2. More like Man of Lollygagcha, am I right, people?

  13. Female teacher filmed raunchy hijinks with teen: Cops

    The steamy romps were said to be “love-making lessons” for the boy between last December and April before school administration threw ice on the antics.

    Turnage’s carnal capers allegedly took place at a hotel, the boy’s home, his cousin’s house and in her car. It’s alleged one encounter took place in the school parking lot.

    “This teacher saw him, preyed upon him and when she realized he was close to revealing her criminality, she sought efforts to conceal it by offering my client cash payments,” Martin said.

    1. My eyes! Why did I click that! Aauuggh! Not enough beer in the world! The horror! That poor boy! Give her the chair! Firing squad! Aaauugghh! It burrnnsss!

      1. Isn’t that pretty much what it boils down to? This lady is going to get 20 years in the hoosegow! If she was 22 and a smoking hot brunette – my guess probation.

    2. Baby, please…I am not from Havana…

  14. Freshman Rebel ‘Chalkman’ Leads Resistance to Politically Correct ‘Mob’ at Evergreen State

    A freshman at Evergreen, Nolan (he preferred not to publish his last name), has started a polite, subversive, Limp Bizkit-themed resistance against the gaggle of protesters.

    Nolan and a few friends are writing relatively uncontroversial messages in chalk around the school, like “we want to learn,” and “college is not a safe space.”

    The first time he went out to chalk, Nolan was assaulted by members of the mob, who poured water on him and ripped off his glasses. The confrontation began when he was covering graffiti calling for Weinstein’s firing with the message, “Limp Bizkit did nothing wrong.”

    Fun fact: this is all real.

    1. “They were all a bunch of walking stereotypes,” he said. “It’s like Tumblr was attacking me.”

      Quote of the day right there.

      1. Beat me to it – fucking hilarious

    2. If you want a good laugh, scroll down to the picture of all of the snowflakes armed with bats. I can’t think of anything LESS threatening…

      1. This can’t be real. It just can’t be.

        Weinstein did it all 4 the nookie

        OK not a fan but I have to admit that’s hilarious.

    3. That’s great. Love teh picture of the mob with bats.

      1. It looks like the millennial Village People

        1. TransAdam & the Antifas

    4. Why does that campus kinda look like a prison?

    5. While Nolan chalked in protest, his friend secretly recorded the confrontation. They responded to the mob’s threats with apolitical Limp Bizkit references. Although the group physically assaulted Nolan, he didn’t fight back in any way.

      “Being a white male,I felt if I was to attack back it would be very bad,” he said. “That situation could be flipped very poorly in my direction.”

      This kid should get one of those now open spots at Harvard.

      Also, is that really what a “limp biscuit” is?

      1. Oh those “girls” would totally eat a cum soaked biscuit.

  15. Minor-league team promotes most sexist idea imaginable

    The Ogden Raptors, a low-level affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers in Utah, recently unveiled plans for “Hourglass Appreciation Night,” to supposedly poke fun at the fact that baseball is a sport without a clock.

    For a visual representation, the team will feature “hourglass-shaped” women in the broadcast booth ? one for every half-inning of the game.

    I literally can’t imagine anything more sexist.

    1. Are “sexist” and “of a sexual nature” the same thing? Are the only women who are allowed to be “empowered” by being naked pear-shaped and slightly androgynous with hairy armpits?

      I haz confuse.

      1. I’m totally down with the wide hipped, pear shaped woman.

  16. The Hottest Body Part? For a Sapiosexual, It’s the Brain

    For Mr. Okeke-Diagne, being sapiosexual means intellectual conversation is a key part of dating and sex. While some couples might exchange racy photos or texts, he once sent a woman he was seeing a multipage erotic story he had written that included references to the Julian calendar, the decimal system and global climate change. Writing the story was such a turn-on for him that he tried to find similar erotica online ? with little success.

    In a society where physical beauty often equates to sex appeal, the idea of sapiosexuality has been quietly gaining traction in recent years. In 2014, “sapiosexual” became one of an expanded list of sexual orientations and identities daters could choose on OkCupid, the online dating app. In March, the CineKink NYC film festival featured “Sapiosexual,” a short film about a young woman named Cass whose attraction to her date increases as he discusses the work of E.M. Forster. As she puts it, “Most people get turned on by rock-hard abs, toned muscles or perfect cheekbones. Not me.”

    With increased visibility has come a backlash: Some say declaring a sexual preference based on intelligence is pretentious, elitist or insulting to people with disabilities.

    1. Some people find the term offensive. “‘Sapiosexual’ seems to circulate primarily as a layer of pretension on top of a more traditional sexual identity,” Samantha Allen wrote at The Daily Beast in 2015. She also noted that criticisms of the term are common on Tumblr, which is known for in-depth discussions of sexuality. Users of the site have argued that the term promotes a single, fixed idea of intelligence, and that it encourages discrimination against people who have intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders or who can’t afford higher education.

      1. Ok. That is brilliant!

        No discrimination in choosing your sexual partners! Whatever the lady who made that argument looks like, somehow I doubt she practices what she preaches.

      2. After a recent bout with online dating sites, I feel that I can say fairly conclusively that self-identification as a “sapiosexual” is an absolute GUARANTEE that the woman you are looking at is an annoying pseudo-intellectual with extremely limited perspective and education, but a TOWERING ego.

        1. I’m kind of kinky. I prefer women who I enjoy being around. What should we call this insanity?

    2. Wait, I thought appreciating people for their minds rather than just physical appearance was a good thing. What are people supposed to do? Just date people at random?

      1. Fun fact: some people are awful.

        1. Users of the site have argued that the term promotes a single, fixed idea of intelligence, and that it encourages discrimination against people who have intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders or who can’t afford higher education.

          Examples 1 – n right here.

          1. “Yes, I know I’m fat, old and not particularly attractive or interesting. But you have to have sex with me. Because otherwise it would be discrimination. And discrimination is bad, m’kay?”

    3. You had me at E.M. Forster

  17. “An intelligence contractor was charged with sending a classified report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the news media, the Justice Department announced Monday”.
    They found her through the document’s printed watermark. Of course, the government should be able to track printed documents from its printers for this reason.

    I noticed that the media is not really covering that the printer companies made a deal with the government to print water marks.

  18. The method behind it is called Steganography.

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