by Countable | 8.4.17
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*FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th *
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The President: D.C. & N.J.
In the morning, Trump heads to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a briefing on hurricane season.
The President joins VP Mike Pence for lunch at 12:30 p.m.
A phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron happens at 1:30 p.m.
The President’s vacation officially begins at 5:20 p.m. when Trump arrives at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for his 17-day vacation.
The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION
The Senate: IN SESSION
Confirmation vote on the nomination of Dan Brouillette to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.
Cloture vote on a bill reauthorizing the FDA.
Hope you, too, have a vacation planned, CountaBuds.
"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."
—Josh Herman & Barrett Pitner
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With a grand jury being impaneled, it authorizes them to really "get their hands dirty" in this investigation. The GOP's obstruction of this investigation for nearly 6 months is over. Obstructing now will mean possible prosecution. At least with Trump going on a 17 day vacation that will likely cost taxpayers approximately $50 million, he won't be in Washington to obstruct. Looks like the walls are finally closing in on this clown. "Mr. Mueller. Take him down!"
So when campaigning Mr. Trump said that he would rarely leave the White House as there was too much work to be done for the American people. (LIE) He also said he wouldn't be taking vacations (though he ranted about the Obama family vacations) and he would be too busy working. (LIES) After this 17 day vacation he will have spent 53 or so days at leisure. Anybody out there get 50 vacation days paid for by the American people? The bottom line here is the man lied and told folks what they want to hear. He lied about the Mexican government paying for his wall. He even lied about how much the Boy Scout organization loved his speech. The man lies all the time. I cannot trust him when he says there is no Russian connection. I hope the grand jury does it's job and gets to the truth. The truth-wouldn't that be refreshing?
The investigation Robert Muller is conducting is about the Russian interference into our election process. It is one every American should stand behind!
He should have to pay 💰 for his vacations. He's already spent millions on his weekly golf 🏌. Mueller is doing a good job
More of my tax dollars wasted on security because he can't use camp David
Senator Tillis, now is the time for you to stand up for the American people as a true Patriot, not a partisan politician who turns a blind eye to the diminishment of the office of the President and the loss of America's position as an influential leader on the world stage. Stop accepting what Trump does as normal, look at the evidence as it is presented and listen to the American people! Do your job and protect our Democracy.
Hopefully Mueller and his grand jury will enlighten the American people more on the truth behind the actions and words of this Liar in Chief and his Cronies! Grateful for this step in the investigative process! Waiting for the updates anxiously!
How much is this vacation costing us? As well as his golf trips on weekends to the clubs he owns. Is he getting a double dip?
Full support for Mueller. Follow the money. Trump step down now
The president should pay for his own vacation. I'm tired of my tax dollars being funneled into his pocket and propping up the bottom line of his companies. I pay taxes to support America not the Trump family corporation.
In this country we should always uphold and respect the formal process and rule of law. The "Rule of Law" is the Great Foundation of Our Constitution. The very meaning and structure of our Constitution embody this principle. Nowhere expressed yet evident throughout the Constitution, this bedrock concept is the first principle on which the American legal and political system was built. I believe Mr. Mueller embodies that principle.
Vacation??? WTF has he been doing every weekend since he got to Washington???
Trump's taking a vacation? How dare he, after his comments about President Obama's time off? Why oh why is this terrible man still in the White House?
More wasted $$ for a man that lied about taking a vacation. I wonder how much $$ Trump will make since he is once again using 1 of his businesses again? Impeaching Trump, and his "Cronies" by Association would save the Taxpayers Billions of $$.
It's Mueller Time.
If this much time was used then investigate Hillary, she would be under the prison.
Support the completion of this investigation and Meuller
Whatever it takes to make it a permanent vacation.
Conveniently the WH needs cooling and heating redone...so WH staff and Pres go on vacation...who will sweep for Bugs and recording devices? And what was it called when Trump took 21 weekends in a row out of 26 to golf??? Seemed like a vacation to me and it's a fair assertion since he has accomplished nothing of value.
He's been in office for a little less than eight months and done absolutely nothing meaningful for this country. He deserves a day or two off as we all do, but he has not earned these vacations. Most of us have to be in a job for at least a year before we earn a vacation.