May 11th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #112

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1,440 Responses to May 11th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #112

  1. eagle1965 says:

    Dear Rush, Ann, and Laura:
    President Trump is not “shocked” by anything in Washington. He does not need you to “advise” him of how the Establishment works. Stop trying to continue pretend that you know more, and are smarter than President Trump. You are simply entertainers trying to stay relevant. Please remember that.
    Signed: Someone who is smarter than you.

    Liked by 28 people

    • Martin says:

      Agreed. Add Michael Savage and the rest of the talk radio crowd to this.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Raven says:

      My mistake is not turning the radio off fast enough when the oh-so-smart crowd starts yapping.

      I usually like Ann Coulter, but today when she said (essentially) that the only reason “we” the people of the United States of America voted for Donald Trump was so he would build the wall. . . I said ‘shut up’ and turned off the radio. Another voice who did not hear what was going on other than the voice she wanted to hear.

      Yes, you are far more intelligent than any of those people. Thank you!

      Liked by 7 people

      • eagle1965 says:

        She reminded me of those “bimbos” she referred to at the beginning of the segment who couldn’t manage a simple discussion! I also said “shut up” and turned it off!

        Liked by 4 people

      • singingsoul says:

        The conservative radio media have never won anything or run for anything and think they know best for P Trump. Why do they not run for office ? They would never get there because all they are flopping lipps.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Tazz2293 says:

      You’d think they’d be out there singing Trump praises instead of trying to p!$$ down our backs while telling us it is raining

      Liked by 5 people

    • Ghostrider says:

      Agreed. All they are trying to do is capitalize on Trump and his decision making and to gin up their ratings.

      Liked by 6 people

    • No Rush is smarter when it comes to liberals!
      Rush was fighting the battle against liberalism when Trump was a democrat.
      Rush is much superior to Trump in his understanding of how liberal work!

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      • KBR says:

        Really? I call him Rush Limp balls.
        The man who stands for nothing but his $ and has been a coward when it comes to standing up for the President who will lead the nation to become Great Again.

        But we can agree to disagree about Rush. It might be me.

        I have learned not to trust persons addicted to any sort of drugs to make solid decisions, nor to keep away from the drug if they “get off it.”
        I would never take important advice from an addict.

        Warrants Detail Rush Limbaugh’s Drug Use | The Smoking Gun
        http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/warrants-detail-rush-limbaughs-drug-use

        I have never known a recovered addict, only those who try and fail, try and fail, try and fail…and rare are the ones who kick it forever. Most substitute something else, and sometimes the something else is just a legal version of the illegal version they got hooked on in the first place. Or vice versa.

        I have great sympathy, do not get me wrong; but I don’t look to them for advice on serious matters.

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      • indiana08 says:

        Is that why he supported Ted Cruz? I like Rush and have been listening to 28 years but even I had an understanding of liberals at the age of 8. They’re not hard to figure out.

        Liked by 5 people

        • WSB says:

          That was due to Rush’s paycheck and contract being held by Cruz supporters. Same as Laura Ingraham and Marc Levin.

          Sundance has a LOT in the archives of you want to research.

          Liked by 2 people

      • georgiafl says:

        Rush called Rubio a full-throated conservative. So his conservative credibility is less than stellar.

        Levin lost his credibility when he backed Ted Cruz.

        Liked by 8 people

      • Lack is not all says:

        Cosas vederes Sancho que non crederes so why isnt Rush president of the nation? Please add sarc when talk in jest.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Alexsandra says:

        The only reason I’ve been listening to Rush again (previously got tired of his snark against the “Trumpers” etc) is because he seemed to have at least somewhat have fully if belatedly found a seat on the Trump train. But in recent weeks I’ve noticed him becoming more preachy in his I-know-betterness and I was already contemplating a Rush buh-bye again. Nearly there. Insufferable pomposity I only tolerate if he’s pre-Trump.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        And yesterday Rush finally got to the–“Trump is fighting not just the Media and the Dems but most of the Republicans”— then he said “Folks it is the Elite in Washington against Donald Trump and US!” That is the closest he has ever gotten to the Uniparty concept.

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    • indiana08 says:

      I agree. I was cringing when I listened to Rush act like Pres. Trump was blind sided by the democrats reaction (according to Politico no less). Pres. Trump understands how these people think. He worked in the world of real estate and development. It’s one of the slimiest business to work in and he was in the big leagues of it.

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    • ALEX says:

      This past election has shown the right media for what it is in bright light for all to see…It is a pack of whiners who add very little if anything to a persons knowledge base…

      The folks listed at top have been spewing their schtick for twenty plus years and they are a tired worn out act….I have tuned it all out….The internet is full of useful information…

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    • MaineCoon says:

      All of them end up just being full of themselves — unlike our President. In an odd way (considering all he has in life) IIMO he has a humbleness in his heart.

      No mattr how many elites he’s mingled with over the year, somewhere there is a vdeo of him saying it’s the commoner NYer on the street – taxi driver, etc. — that he’s most comfortable with.

      All these others you’ll have named have become stuffed jackets. Something is missing even though they might have some good moments.

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  2. Martin says:

    Liked by 11 people

    • fedback says:

      Brillant.
      The corrupt media would never cover this or give him credit

      Liked by 9 people

    • ALEX says:

      You know…I missed this too, but I noticed when Erdogan visits one of the Kurd leaders will be in town…I hope Sundance does a write up on Ukraine/Russia situation…and the Turkey/Kurd dilemma….

      Liked by 1 person

    • Teah Lee says:

      Holy Cow. Speaking of Russia – the Washington Times is just reporting that a Russian caught hacking US companies is claiming he was offered immunity BY THE FBI for his hacking if he took the fall for cyber attacking the Clinton campaign. Incredible. Here’s the link. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/11/yevgeny-nikulin-alleged-russian-hacker-claims-fbi-/

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      • WSB says:

        It’s certainly as plausible as any other scheme:

        “FBI agents interviewed Mr. Nikulin twice since his arrest, he wrote, and each time asked him to confess to hacking American political targets. Mr. Nikulin said he refused their initial request last November, then received a second offer three months later.
        FBI agents asked Mr. Nikulin to admit hacking Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, Democratic Party computers and American polling stations “on Putin’s orders,” he wrote. In exchange, he alleges, the FBI said he’d be extradited to the U.S. but ultimately given money, citizenship and a free apartment. [snip]
        An extradition hearing concerning Mr. Nikulin had scheduled for Thursday, May 11, in Prague, but proceedings were abruptly postponed until May 30 due to formal objections raised by defense attorneys involving language barriers and other issues, the Associated Press reported.”

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    • singingsoul says:

      I do not like Klimkin the way he stands at P Trump’s desk is boorish. Only P Trump can stand like that it is POTUS office and his desk in our house.

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      • psadie says:

        Maybe Klimkin envisions himself as President of the USA and that is the closet he will come to it. Feel the power of the desk.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        I thought it wa odd looking too, but I gave it a pass since he’s from a really different culture.

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  3. Molly says:

    Sorry if this has been posted, I am still LOLOL!

    Liked by 7 people

  4. Sandra-VA says:

    This is not being reported anywhere! Abbas is willing to sign a peace deal with Israel!!!!

    http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Abbas-has-decided-to-sign-peace-deal-with-Israel-490530

    “Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has crossed the Rubicon and voiced “unprecedented” readiness to reach a peace deal with Israel, sources close to the efforts to renew talks between Israel and the Palestinians have told The Jerusalem Post.”

    “As reported earlier this week in Maariv and the Post, the person responsible for this change in Abbas is Ronald Lauder, the American billionaire and head of the World Jewish Congress, who is one of the closest people to Trump. Lauder has publicly said that he has known Trump for over 50 years and that he is a “great and true friend” of Israel.

    Before Abbas met with Trump last week, he stopped by Lauder’s house for dinner and got briefed on ways to win over the president. To some, it seems that Lauder has bypassed Sheldon Adelson as the most influential Jew in Trump’s circle.”

    Liked by 5 people

    • Minnie says:

      Thanks Sandra 👍

      Liked by 1 person

    • wheatietoo says:

      They’ve made ‘Peace Agreements’ before…but then they are the ones who always break them.

      Liked by 1 person

      • KBR says:

        Yep. But they always do it with impunity. Break a Trump deal and you might get broke.

        Liked by 4 people

      • G. Combs says:

        Muslim lying is called Tuqyah. It is permissible to make treaties for expediency while weak but they are honored only until the muslims are strong enough to renew Jihad.

        This has since been removed from the internet (So what else is new) It is in both Arabic and an English translation I am not sure the Arabic will show.

        “The Tuqyah [practice of deception, lying or concealment for expediency]
        is allowed until the Day of Resurrection.” Allah said,

        [وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ]

        The Prohibition of Supporting the Disbelievers

        Allah prohibited His believing servants from becoming supporters of the disbelievers, or to take them as comrades with whom they develop friendships,rather than the believers. Allah warned against such behavior when He said,

        [وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ فِي شَىْءٍ]

        (And whoever does that, will never be helped by Allah in any way) meaning, whoever commits this act that Allah has prohibited, then Allah will discard him. Similarly, Allah said,

        [يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ عَدُوِّى وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَآءَ تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِمْ بِالْمَوَدَّةِ]
        […]

        Allah said next,

        [إِلاَ أَن تَتَّقُواْ مِنْهُمْ تُقَـةً]

        (unless you indeed fear a danger from them) meaning, except those believers who in some areas or times fear for their safety from the disbelievers. In this case, such believers are allowed to show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Ad-Darda’ said, “We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.” Al-Bukhari said that Al-Hasan said, “The Tuqyah is allowed until the Day of Resurrection.” Allah said,

        [وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ]

        (And Allah warns you against Himself.) meaning, He warns you against His anger and the severe torment He prepared for those who give their support to His enemies, and those who have enmity with His friends,

        [وَإِلَى اللَّهِ الْمَصِيرُ]

        Allah encourages the believers to show enmity to the idolators and to dissociate from them, affirming that they do not deserve to enjoy a covenant of peace, because of their Shirk in Allah and disbelief in Allah’s Messenger .

        If these disbelievers have a chance to defeat Muslims, they will cause great mischief, leave nothing unharmed, disregard the ties of kinship and the sanctity of their vows. `Ali bin Abi Talhah, `Ikrimah and Al-`Awfi narrated that Ibn `Abbas said, “Ill means kinship, while, Dhimmah means covenant.” Ad-Dahhak and As-Suddi said similarly.

        [اشْتَرَوْاْ بِـَايَـتِ اللَّهِ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلاً فَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِهِ إِنَّهُمْ سَآءَ مَا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ – لاَ يَرْقُبُونَ فِى مُؤْمِنٍ إِلاًّ وَلاَ ذِمَّةً وَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُعْتَدُونَ – فَإِن تَابُواْ وَأَقَامُواْ الصَّلَوةَ وَءاتَوُاْ الزَّكَوةَ فَإِخْوَانُكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَنُفَصِّلُ الاٌّيَـتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ ]

        Allah says, if the idolators with whom you conducted peace treaties for an appointed term break

        [أَيْمَـنِهِمْ]

        (their oaths) meaning, terms of their treaties, and covenants

        [وَطَعَنُواْ فِى دِينِكُمْ]

        (and attack your religion…) with disapproval and criticism, it is because of this that one who curses the Messenger, peace be upon him, or attacks the religion of Islam by way of criticism and disapproval, they are to be fought. This is why Allah said afterwards,

        [فَقَـتِلُواْ أَئِمَّةَ الْكُفْرِ إِنَّهُمْ لاَ أَيْمَـنَ لَهُمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَنتَهُونَ]

        Therefore, strike the swords upon the parts that contain the devil, for by Allah, it is better to me to kill one of these people than to kill seventy other men. This is because Allah said,

        [فَقَـتِلُواْ أَئِمَّةَ الْكُفْرِ]

        (then fight (you) against the leaders of disbelief.)”

        [أَلاَ تُقَـتِلُونَ قَوْماً نَّكَثُواْ أَيْمَـنَهُمْ وَهَمُّواْ بِإِخْرَاجِ الرَّسُولِ وَهُم بَدَءُوكُمْ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ أَتَخْشَوْنَهُمْ فَاللَّهُ أَحَقُّ أَن تَخْشَوْهُ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤُمِنِينَ – قَـتِلُوهُمْ يُعَذِّبْهُمُ اللَّهُ بِأَيْدِيكُمْ وَيُخْزِهِمْ وَيَنْصُرْكُمْ عَلَيْهِمْ وَيَشْفِ صُدُورَ قَوْمٍ مُّؤْمِنِينَ – وَيُذْهِبْ غَيْظَ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَيَتُوبُ اللَّهُ عَلَى مَن يَشَآءُ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ ]
        http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=3&tid=8052

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    • Lulu says:

      There will never be peace as long as there is a muslim Palestine

      Liked by 1 person

    • psadie says:

      Abbas will be dead tomorrow if he does that…PLO got tired of Arafat and poisoned him.

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  5. Martin says:

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  6. freeperjim says:

    BREAKING NEWS – Trump appoints French immigrant Vladimierre Poutin as new FBI Director

    Liked by 16 people

  7. Alison says:

    Treepers, don’t forget June 14 is President Trump’s birthday. Get your cards sent early so they pass security. Or postcards get through quicker!

    Also mark your calendars for donation to http://www.donaldjtrump.com on June 14th if you are financially able. No better way to show our love 💖🇺🇸

    Liked by 6 people

  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. ALEX says:

    President Trump is on to all of the surveillance….The boxed areas are very revealing from his interview with TIME monday…..

    Liked by 7 people

  10. citizen817 says:

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  11. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 05/11/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

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  12. SAFVet says:

    Report on Legal Insurrection – Miss Lindsey, McPain, and the gorgon from Maine all voted to reject the repeal of Obama’s methane emission rules.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/05/3-republican-senators-reject-repeal-of-obamas-draconian-methane-emission-rules/#more-212535

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  13. Pam says:

    This was a good segment earlier from Lou Dobbs.

    Liked by 3 people

    • palafox says:

      This is the Ferguson M.O.

      Let a story run for months without any facts, 20 hours a day on cable news, until it becomes the “truth” in people’s minds. Then, when necessity dictates that the real facts are presented, they run the story for 2 minutes, scroll it along the bottom for an hour, and then shut the story down and move onto the next act of smoke-and-mirrors. This allows them to claim they were covering the biggest news story when it was news (that they created it is of no concern to them) and claim, rightfully but deceitfully, that they reported the facts later when they came out.

      Dirtbags.

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  14. Pam says:

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  15. Pam says:

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  16. Eric Kennedy says:

    What a mess the FBI has become!

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  17. nwtex says:

    DiGenova: FBI Agents Thought Comey Was A Hack, Crook; Fundamentally Dishonest!
    5 hours ago

    Earlier today, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said FBI Agents supported James Comey and for lack of better words, they hadn’t lost confidence in him.

    Now we know McCabe was lying. How can someone like this lead the FBI when he’s starting off a liar. According to the Daily Caller, they report FBI agents were angry Comey didn’t go after Hillary Clinton over the mishandling of classified information.

    He said there are those inside the bureau who are furious and feel embarrassed over all of this and they want to come out to speak.

    […]

    http://waynedupree.com/fbi-agents-comey-hack-fundamentally-dishonest/

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  18. Pam says:

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  19. NJ Transplant says:

    I just sent an email to the GOP telling them that I refuse to donate any money to them. I cited the ridiculous Russia investigation by Republicans as well as the false claim that the Democrats can shut down the government. The Democrats are the minority, but the Republicans are in bed with them to undermine the President.

    I also asked them why no one is investigating the wiretapping and leaks and the voter fraud in Detroit.

    If anyone else wants to email them it is ecampaign@gop.com. We should all tell them we refuse to send them any money for the re-election of the various swamp creatures. That should wake them up.

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    • KBR says:

      They will just depend all the more on the big money donors.

      Unless you also tell them that you and others are setting aside the amount you would have sent the RNC so that you can support a Trump-supporting MAGA -supporting candidate instead of the usual RINOs.

      Tell them its a bipartisan effort, so they shouldn’t count on a Republican vs Democrat election in 2018. It will be a Trumpian vs Swampian election for certain.

      The only way to get in on the Trumpian movement is to disavow the RINO’s immediately.

      (It might not turn out that way in 2018, because getting the average person motivated or even vaguely interested is extremely difficult. But it might get some attention and make the RNC aware that

      “We’re not gonna take it anymore!”

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    • LafnH2O says:

      I’ve been “Unsubscribing” from their email/texts for a month.. a Month!! Uh -helllllo!! Not listening. What’s new? Finally had to BLOCK them. Sorry state of affairs…

      Liked by 1 person

    • ALEX says:

      This is President Trumps official new reelection website…It is not the old one…He has started fundraising already…

      If you click this link there is a donation button to President Trump only…

      https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

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    • piper567 says:

      as more and more of these letters are sent out, I love it that our responses are becoming more specific.
      As sundance said yesterday, they are beginning to get it that WE know.
      it is, indeed, time to get Real Specific. WE KNOW.

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. Pam says:

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  22. keebler AC says:

    Please share widely, twitter is full of fake news against PDJT and pro-Comfrey the Hillary man servant.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Russian charged with breaching U.S. firms says FBI attempted to coerce confession over Clinton hack
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/11/yevgeny-nikulin-alleged-russian-hacker-claims-fbi-/

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  24. keebler AC says:

    As for McCabe,

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  25. psadie says:

    Mark Warner made millions off the Russians…”Accuse others of what YOU do!” Karl Marx.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/report-anti-trump-senator-mark-warner-made-6-million-2012-russian-tech-business/

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  26. ALEX says:

    Brokaw telling Angry Mitchell that nobody he has run into thinks Comey was doing a good job…This reminds me of the Colbert audience that cheered Comey firing and he was stunned..

    The media overplayed this BIGLY….Democrats and media trashed Comey for a year and most people just aren’t going to buy into the MSM rehab of Comey…

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/brokaw-comey-good-job/

    “I haven’t run into anybody yet who thinks that Jim Comey was doing a good job as the FBI director, beginning last summer,” Brokaw said.

    “And then as you’ll remember, Hillary Clinton and others in the Democratic Party all but blamed him for her loss,” Brokaw said. “Now they’re defending him as the champion.”

    “So there’s a lot of confusion going on here,” he concluded. “Our obligation I think is to sort it out, truth from fact, and deal with the truth.”

    Liked by 4 people

    • Oldschool says:

      The root cause of all the confusion is the idiot talking heads of the MSM.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Michelle says:

      I suppose it could be their “obligation” to figure out if people liked Comey or not but WHO CARES? The guy was fired! Who cares???

      Liked by 2 people

    • Jim in TN says:

      No different than the Communist Party USA circa ’39-’41. Hitler was a long time enemy of the communists. Stalin strikes agreement with Hitler and CPUSA turns on a dime, Hitler is our friend, don’t war against Hitler. Then Hitler invades Soviet Union and CPUSA turns on the dime once again, back to full bore Hitler hatred.

      You have to be a ‘true believer’ to be able to pivot like that.

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    • Deb says:

      You can take the boy out of the South Dakota farm town, but you can’t take the farm town common sense out of the boy. Brokaw leans left, but he is too honest to deny the facts.

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  27. Lucille says:

    ACLU Lawyer: Trump travel ban “could be Constitutional” if enacted by Hillary Clinton
    May 10, 2017 by Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/05/aclu-lawyer-trump-travel-ban-could-be-constitutional-if-enacted-by-hillary-clinton

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  28. Mechanics contaminated Air Force One planes, causing $4 million in damage and threat of fire: http://www.businessinsider.com/mechanics-contaminated-air-force-one-causing-4-million-in-damage-2017-5

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