May 15th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #116

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1,099 Responses to May 15th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #116

  1. Pam says:

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  2. trapper says:

    In the first place, I call BS on this whole story. We’ve all known for weeks that there is a laptop problem. It’s been in the mainstream press. But further than that, who is the Washington Post source for this story? Who all was in the Lavrov meeting? Who is the backstabber who was there? McMaster? I’m getting really sick of this running to the press to diss the boss.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html

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    • rsanchez1990 says:

      It seems the media is starting to catch up with the developments they missed after their collective Comey freakout.

      Remember, the media doesn’t have money (or more accurately, they do have the money but they don’t allocate it) for investigative reporting. The legacy media relies on their reputation to establish authority. They keep trashing their reputation with all this fake news though. The Washington Post doesn’t have any more facts than you and I do when they keep relying on anonymous sources. I could say that Hillary revealed highly classified information to the Pakistani Ambassador for money, but the only reason people would believe the Washington Post over me is because the Washington Post is putting their rapidly diminishing reputation behind their story.

      So one possibility is they simply made it up. The other possibility, and remember that President Trump said this, is the leaks are real, but the news is fake. It could be that someone in the White House is deliberately leaking bad info because they both want to catch all the leakers, and they know the media will print anything that looks bad for the President and will destroy their reputation in the process.

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  3. Pam says:

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  4. fleporeblog says:

    Folks Mark Warner and the rest of these morons are petrified about the housing numbers from today.

    http://anasdaq.econoday.com/byshoweventfull.asp?fid=477675&cust=nasdaq&year=2017&prev=/byweek.asp

    From the article:

    New home sales have been one of this year’s best surprises and home builders are reporting strong activity this month and see even better times ahead. The housing market index topped expectations in May, rising 2 points to 70. Current sales are also up 2 points to 76 with 6-month sales up 4 points to a very strong 79. And traffic, in a key reading, is at 51 and over breakeven 50 for the 5th time in the last six months. The West leads the regions with a 3-month composite score of 80 with the Northeast trailing at 50.

    On the Charles Payne show this evening, he reported that new-home owners in the first quarter hit 854K while new-renters hit 365K. This is the first time buyers have outpaced renters since the third quarter in 2006.

    First quarter corporate rates are on track for a new all time record once all corporations share their first quarter profits (90% have already shared their first quarter profits).

    The DOW is up 14.45% since 11/8/16, S&P 12.28% since 11/8/16 and the NASDAQ 18.41% since 11/8/16.

    Folks WE ARE ABSOLUTELY KILLING THEM!

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  5. G3 says:

    Mark Warner is tweeting this story already. He needs to recuse himself from Intel Committee.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Bert Darrell says:

      Mark Warner is misbehaving in the worst possible manner. He actually should resign for lying to his constituents.and irresponsibly propagating unfounded rumors.
      Is he trying to out-perform the lying head clown?
      Dems = shameless scum

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    • indiana08 says:

      This is all coordinated. They WaPo releases their BS story and the idiots in Congress scream special prosecutor. I hate these people so much!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Concerned Virginian says:

      My belief:
      Mark Warner is starting to set himself up (or, perhaps he IS BEING SET UP by various “handlers”) as a “viable” VP pick for the Democrat Presidential campaign ticket in 2020.

      Liked by 3 people

  6. BakoCarl says:

    Let’s Get Together

    Let’s get together, yeah, yeah, yeah.
    Why don’t we all combine?
    Let’s get together, what do you say?
    We can sling a lot more slime.
    We’d be a news dream team,
    All with the Dump Trump theme,
    Together!

    Let’s get together, yeah, yeah, yeah.
    We can set a great, big snare.
    Let’s get together, every day,
    The Trump Team better beware.
    And though we haven’t got a lot,
    We can lie and not get caught,
    Together!

    We can make up big bombshells,
    And the news’ll be Trump’s death knell.
    If we all just do our part,
    We’ll be watching Trump depart,
    Together!

    Let’s get together, yeah, yeah, yeah.
    And get this spinning spun.
    Let’s get together right away
    We’re sure now, Trump is done!
    It’ll be a lying spree,
    We’ll give him the third degree,
    Together!

    Let’s get together, yeah, yeah, yeah!
    Together!

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  7. waltherppk says:

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. Lumina says:

    Hmmm PDJT tweets about Comey recordings, now this fake headline that PDJT disclosed secret info…think this is a way to make them give proof Oval office convo’s are recorded? Time to warm up the popcorn machines and get the butter melted… this is going to be an interesting evening…besides the TV shows are all in repeats now…

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  10. waltherppk says:

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Pam says:

    Liked by 5 people

  12. wyntre says:

    Liked by 6 people

    • Weeper says:

      They’ve gone over the deep end!! They’ve reached critical desperation and it’s so ridiculous that it is hilariously funny. 😂

      Liked by 5 people

      • Minnie says:

        Yes Weeper, certainly laughter is the only way to get through this latest absurdity.

        I thought I reached that point upon hearing CNN go on and on about Mr. President’s ice cream last week – how wrong I was 😁

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  13. Donna in Oregon says:

    Bezos smells trouble coming his way. Now I can’t remember exactly what President Trump said about Amazon but something about monopoly comes to mind.

    And there it is…..the smoking gun for WaPo’s plethora of “anonymous” sources and hysterical “reporting”.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      It’s about tariffs on foreign goods and taxes on companies. Believe it or not Amazon pays nearly zero taxes since it buys up everything with its cash flow.

      Liked by 3 people

      • http://www.worldtribune.com/bezos-internet-cloud-deal-with-the-cia-worth-twice-what-he-paid-for-the-washington-post/

        February 17, 2017
        In its coverage of the CIA, The Washington Post has failed to mention that the paper’s owner, Jeff Bezos, stands to reap huge financial gains from a recently signed $600 million Internet-cloud deal between Amazon, which Bezos also owns, and the intelligence agency.

        “As Amazon’s majority owner and the Post’s only owner, Bezos stands to gain a lot more if his newspaper does less ruffling and more soothing of CIA feathers,” Norman Solomon, director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, wrote for AlterNet.
        Amazon’s offer for the CIA contract wasn’t the low bid, but it won the contract by offering advanced high-tech “cloud” infrastructure, Solomon said.

        “Even for a multi-billionaire like Bezos, a $600 million contract is a big deal. That’s more than twice as much as Bezos paid to buy the Post four months ago,” Solomon wrote. “Bezos personally and publicly touts Amazon Web Services, and it’s evident that Amazon will be seeking more CIA contracts.”

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      PDJT said Bezos may be violating anti-trust laws by owning the Wash Compost and using it to influence politics and politicians.

      Liked by 8 people

    • indiana08 says:

      Bezos should have been a good little boy and shut up. But no, he had to play dirty. Pres. Trump will get him back for this BS story. Legally of course.

      Liked by 6 people

    • P & E ratio, look it up.. 😉 XD XD X1000 times earnings Or there-abouts?

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  14. Publius2016 says:

    Hey MSM, your lies didn’t work in 2016 and won’t work again in 2020. Remember, the American People elected President Trump because it’s time for America First! Headlines and press gaggles mean nothing to those of us who work each day and take our kids to school. When the next election comes around, we’ll be there to vote in more reserves to MAGA!

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  15. waltherppk says:

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  16. el says:

    ORAL ARGUMENTS
    MAY 15, 2017
    State of Hawaii, et al. v. Trump
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?427827-1/ninth-circuit-hears-oral-argument-travel-ban&live

    Liked by 2 people

  17. pyromancer76 says:

    I just received a letter from Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman, RNC, telling me that I have specially selected to serve as an “Inaugural Member of our Trump Presidential Task Force..”

    I would be one of a hoped for 600,914 Task Force members from California, joining “fellow conservative patriots from across America, equipping and electing Republicans throughout our great country. I must answer in 48 hours. I will be part of the “farm team” in my state. “America has TWO very different political parties: Theirs….and Ours….I also am invited to contribute $45 for President #45.

    I would be very glad to join such a group once it is sponsored by President Trump himself. I imagine most of these funds will go to Uniparty GOPe.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Laptop bomb

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    • Jim in TN says:

      The logic given earlier about smuggling nukes in containers through cut out countries applies to these laptop bombs. If they smuggle them out of the designated no laptop zones, then they can employ them in the areas where laptops are allowed.

      They need to learn how to detect these bombs, or we are going to lose the use of laptops while flying.

      Liked by 3 people

  19. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 05/15/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

    Liked by 3 people

  20. kp3ace says:

    Now there is a place where you can sign a petition called “chargehillaryclinton.com. They’re trying to get 1 million signatures.
    Can you believe it?

    Liked by 4 people

  21. jeans2nd says:

    Syria news
    “The United States has evidence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government has built a crematorium at a large military prison outside the capital Damascus” (said) Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs.”

    “Jones also said he was not optimistic about a Russia-brokered deal to set up “de-escalation zones” inside Syria…(and) hoped Russia would help pressure the Assad government.”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-idUSKCN18B20E

    “We are dealing with a diabolical media agenda”
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/fabrication-of-fake-video-and-photos-of-chemical-attack-al-qaeda-terrorists-working-with-white-helmetsin-aleppo/5590075

    “Terrorist Walid Hendi confessed to taking part in fabricating videos and photos for a Turkish TV channel while working with the so-called “White Helmets”…staged a fake chemical attack…”

    “A Russian diplomatic and military source had revealed on May 4th that reporters working for Qatar’s al-Jazeera TV filmed a fake chemical attack against civilians in Idleb province in order to blame the Syrian Army…”

    “Back in January, army engineering units uncovered while combing the Old City neighborhoods in Aleppo an amount of chemical materials of Saudi origin left behind by terrorists”
    http://sana.sy/en/?p=105973

    Has no one yet realized that Our POTUS is neither a Neocon nor a HWHW (Hilliary Would Have Won), but a POTUS that really does mean what he says?
    No War, America First means No War, America First.

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  22. These people are liars and pander to wherever they think will increase their ratings. Early in the primary they had no problem giving Trump favorable air time. Now they think trashing him and his staff will increase their ratings.

    No way she hates him. He made her the first campaign chairwoman to win the presidency. Trump put her in the history books not Cruz, Joe, or Mika.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/mika-and-joe-kellyanne-conway-secretly-hates-donald-trump-doing-this-for-the-money/

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  23. khooeh says:

    can this lying and smearing stop? It is depressing.

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  24. I hope this isn’t Fake News.

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    • ALEX says:

      I’m watching FOX in DC now…I live outside Annapolis, so hopefully at 11pm they discuss it again…Not sure if they did earlier at 10pm….

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      • http://vesselnews.io/bombshell-seth-richs-family-reveals-evidence-son-emailing-wikileaks/

        Just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich’s death, FOX 5 has learned there is new information that could prove these theorists right.

        Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.
        Now, questions have been raised on why D.C. police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.

        Wheeler, a former D.C. police homicide detective, is running a parallel investigation into Rich’s murder. Wheeler said he believes there is a cover-up and the police department has been told to back down from the investigation.

        “The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

        When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

        Wheeler also told us, “I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].

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    • from Reddit kids thread: about Seth Rich report

      [–]1984
      Both of you are thinking backwards on this. The WaPo story came out in order to distract everyone from the Seth Rich story.
      They heard or knew the local news was going to report it so they published the Russia story before it to drown out the Seth Rich news.

      [–]brikkwall
      The Miami based based reporter from Fox5, Marina Marraco, is being threatened by the man who hired the investigator(not the parents) into silence. Source: Her feed Spread it like wildfire.

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  25. update :Katica on Stonetear.

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  26. ALEX says:

    Ok…Here is more info on Tweet above about Seth Rich and WikiLeaks contact…This is Rod Wheeler and many know him as retired detective seen on FOX all the time…

    http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/254852337-story

    “The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

    When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

    Wheeler also told us, “I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].

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    • ALEX says:

      I’m watching live and they will talk about it momentarily…Will see…

      Liked by 1 person

      • ALEX says:

        New info …Tangible evidence communicating with WikiLeaks…Police told to back down…Same as above I quoted…He has sources at FBI and Police…

        Says it will air tomorrow morning on channel I’m watching from D.C….Could be good…

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  27. patrickhenrycensored says:

    President Trump,
    Please have the press briefing room painted yellow tonight, in recognition of the msm.

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  28. ALEX says:

    I was watching some more of D.C. news and they blew off latest scandal from Washington Post…Basically gave both sides and it’s a nothingburger…Considering It’s FOX D.C. and it was reported after Seth Rich story that’s telling….

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  29. Hillary slogan “new”

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  30. Like

  31. Retweet this to Washington Compost.

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