News That Will Drive You To Drink

Stable Jenius

File this one under Grifters gotta grift…Yup, Lord Damp Nut wants that FBI property occupied and not by his competition. He’s doubling-down!

Axios:

President Trump said Wednesday that Senate Republicans who oppose using the next coronavirus stimulus package to fund a new $1.75 billion headquarters for the FBI “should go back to school.”

Why it matters: It’s yet another public spat between the White House and congressional Republicans over the substance of their stimulus proposal. Trump’s insistence on the issue, despite little support from his colleagues in the Senate, could drive another wedge into already protracted negotiations.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has publicly opposed including the funding in the final bill.
  • “Obviously we had to have an agreement with the administration in order to get started and they’ll have to answer the question of why they insisted on that provision,” he told reporters Tuesday.

What he’s saying: “So the FBI building, they’ve been trying to build a new building for many years, many many years. … It’s the best piece of property in Washington. I’m very good at real estate. So I said, ‘We’ll build a new FBI building, let’s build a new FBI building,'” Trump told reporters at the White House.

  • “So we have that in the bill, it should say, ‘People have wanted a new FBI building now for 15 or 20 years.'”
  • “Those Republicans should go back to school and learn. You need a new building. It’s a bad building, it’s a dangerous building … it’s not a good building from the inside, it’s a very expensive building.”

Between the lines: Trump has long been obsessed with the idea of revamping the FBI building in downtown D.C. — across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Trump International Hotel — with a source telling Axios’ Jonathan Swan in 2018 that the president would rant about the “terrible” building.

  • The Justice Department’s watchdog opened a probe last year into the administration’s move to scrap a plan to move the FBI to a suburban campus amid allegations from Democrats that the president intervened so that a rival hotel could not redevelop the property, per the New York Times.

Go deeper: Senate Republicans criticize their own stimulus bill

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10 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. laura says:

    If the skid marks that are responsible for the bill are criticizing it, there’s a pretty good chance it is not good. But there’s no way they wouldn’t agree to it when it comes time for a vote. They could have removed him. They own all of it.

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  2. ABG
    First Prize is Is the Presidency
    Second prize is the Federal Pen
    Third prize is a short stroll out of a 20th story window in Moscow.

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  3. Ivory Bill Woodpecker says:

    I do not understand the origin of the nickname “Lord Damp Nut”.

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  4. roket says:

    Eric Prince could use the new DC office space I’m sure. He could even pay the rent by laundering Russian mob money as a bonus. Win Win

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  5. Dennis Cole says:

    So, it only took how many years before we’re demanding it NOW?
    ” have wanted a new FBI building now for 15 or 20 years.’” That’s a LOTTA nows, 15 to 20 year’s worth, my calculator fizzled, sputtered, sparked, started smoking, and then burst into flames, so I’m guessing the number is incalculable. Leave it to Mr Jenius Preznit, to baffle us all once more.

    So, a musical interlude, that’s quite appropo:

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  6. osirisopto says:

    Oh, look. Another opportunity for the MHSG to back down off a hill he declares he’s ready to die on.

    Good at real estate. Ask the gangsters in Atlantic City if he’s good at real estate.

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