June 6th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #138

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  1. tazz2293 says:

    Sharyl Attkinsson received documents from the DOJ concerning her FOIA request for the docs relating to her laptop being hacked.

    If any of you saw where she tweeted out the heavily redacted docs you will see the DOJ is playing us all for fools.

    On tweeter replied to Sharyl and this was Sharyl’s response to the tweeter.

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    • tazz2293 says:

      The tweeter commented that it was disgusting what the DOJ did and that maybe AG Jeff Sessions should be aware. The tweet from Attkinsson was her response to that statement

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    • peace says:

      It’s being reported that there’s tension between Sessions and Trump and that Sessions has offered to resign. Maybe Sessions doesn’t have the backbone to be the AG?

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      • Eileen says:

        Could be fake news. They couldn’t take out the President, VP Pence publicly denying any attempt to replace the President; they tried to smear Steve Bannon, then Jared Kushner. Now they are going after Sessions.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          WH should make a list of the top 25 WH people. Strike a line through Mike Flynn’s name and check marks next to all who survived a targeted MSM hit. Title it “The Hit List”. Hang it in the press room without any comment.

          Each time they attack another, put a check mark by the name.

          MSM will report and print a picture of The Hit List. Of course a picture is worth 1,000 words.

          It will be the first true news by MSM.

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  2. JoD says:

    IMO….The Sessions recusal was a serious blow. AG Sessions is such an honorable man, he thought that his decision to recuse was prudent. Senator Sessions served with distinction in an environment that was very different from today’s shark infested cesspool. I doubt that he expected the level of hate that fills the air in DC.

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    • WSB says:

      Simple…retract the recusal. Maybe Sessions is just waiting for the story to shift to ‘non-Russian’.

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    • Howie says:

      When you have a lousy lawyer and the Swampers are after your scalp the best thing to do is fire him and get a better lawyer.

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    • redlegleader68 says:

      JoD – frankly,I appreciate all that Sessions did for us and P-45. That being said, he has been in DCA for a LONG TIME and knows VERY WELL how the game is played. From my perch, he went along to get along. Sad. (AG Sessions, PLEASE prove me wrong!!!!)

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      • Sherlock says:

        I have great respect for PresidentTrump, and Sessions. Sessions was the only Senator worth a darn for years and years, and the first to come out early for Trump during the campaign. That said, he jumped the gun and succumbed to noise and media hysteria and recused himself needlessly. It was never SERIOUSLY suggested that he was under investigation for the Russian blah blah. Only Shumer and the press whining and making wild allegations. The need for recusal is not, and never has been, triggered simply because somebody makes a wild accusation. Sessions made a mistake in recusing himself, and but for that mistake, no special counsel. Simple as that.

        All water under the bridge now, though. Trump needs Sessions to remain. I can’t think of anyone remotely close to his qualifications to hold down that job. Sessions is a bulldog on immigration and crime. And it’s fair to say that no one is perfect, and Sessions is not the only one who could have easily avoided some of the problems we’re now seeing. For example, who would ever trust Comey to the degree you’d have a significant conversation with him one on one? I don’t know what was said between the President and Comey, but I sure as hell would never put myself in a situation where I had to rely upon Comey’s honesty, memory, discretion, or judgment in such a situation. Speaking to him at all in private was ill advised. Much of the current nonsense could have been avoided simply by firing him immediately, and there was obviously no reason whatsoever to keep him around.

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        • filia.aurea says:

          Nothing is obvious in that murk – except they’re all covered in slime. USAGSessions is just the next one in line on the hit list, second time around.

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    • NJ Transplant says:

      My husband keeps saying that Sessions is not doing anything. I told him that Jeff Sessions probably has all kinds of grand juries going. The difference is that Attorney General Sessions is too classy to blab to the press. I really hope none of this is true. I really admire Jeff Sessions.

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  3. Alexsandra says:

    I see the US population is almost at 324 million, therefore at present President Trump, with nearly 32 million, has a twitter following nearing 10% of the population. And growing daily. Tweet on. 🙂

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    • soozword says:

      Hopefully the tweeting turns into even more voters in 2018 for pro-Trump candidates. Actually he is reaching a higher percentage of potential voters (or soon-to-be voters) if you take out the very young and extremely old who do not vote. And the 324 million also includes illegals who may now be a bit intimidated by recent DHS actions who may not risk voting.

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    • peace says:

      How many of the 324 million are of “twitter age”? (perhaps over 18)

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      • soozword says:

        Have no idea but stats would be avail at the U.S. Census Bureau. I would take out those over 80 yo and under 18 to get the percentage of potential voters impacted. Wouldn’t be surprised if it raises it to almost 20% of potential voters (although just because they get his tweets does not mean they necessarily vote). Sure there are those over 80 who tweet but I bet they are a very small minority in their subgroup.

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      • distracted2 says:

        I wonder, too. I am constantly amazed at the number of people over 50 who pay attention to his tweets. Are they like me – people who joined Twitter during the election to follow him?

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    • David says:

      Yes…and he also has 110 million people who follow him with all platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ,etc.

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  4. Oldschool says:

    Kennedy(FBN) just did a scathing open on Sessions. She skewered and burned him. I am really confused on this. I am hoping Sundance might weigh in on this topic.

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  5. freeyourmind says:

    CNN destroyed by Weather Channel founder over climate change.

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  6. sunnydaze says:

    Milo’s # 1 on Amazon for pre-order of his self-published book after Simon and Schuster dropped him:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4577464/Milo-self-publishing-book-dropped-Simon-Schuster.html#comments

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  7. Totally agree! Sessions would be great organizing a church summer picnic but this is war and we need Fighters.

    I have some hope that Trump may be thinking about replacing him since last week he tweeted criticism of the DOJ He didn’t mention Sessions specifically but that criticism showed that he’s finally feeling free enough to start to voice his disappointment. He also probably is looking for feedback from the Trump Army. And we agree!

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  8. TwoLaine says:

    And they call themselves smart…

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  9. yucki says:

    Largest German concert reporter presser on the terror threat to the concert

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  10. Martin says:

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  11. Looks like the same pattern. Disgruntled Trump official story with a flood of pearl-clutching and hand ringing trolls following right behind it. The Shiriablue HR and employees are pretty shitty at their job.

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  12. Rejuvenated says:

    Hope this hasn’t been posted repeatedly already, but it’s a petition to revoke CNN’s White House press credentials 😝

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/revoke-cnns-press-pass-0

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  13. yucki says:

    London Terror RAW Footage

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  14. psadie says:

    OMG Tucker just had on Lisa Durden, a political activist, and she is what is wrong with this country. The lips, the mouth just ran and ran with RACISM…we are all racists and BLM didn’t want any white folks at their Memorial Day BBQ. Please folks that are voting in the next state elections this month PLEASE vote out all Democrats for I just can’t stand the BS anymore.

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  15. yucki says:

    Big Phil Campion This aint religion, its a war!
    RobinHood UKIP, Ex SAS man

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  16. jupitercomm says:

    Brief remark on Sessions, who is mortal, afterall: This is the game & how it’s played. Whenever confronted with a POTUS with a mind of his own, “They” target his family, his staff, & his cabinet. They know more ways to force somebody’s hand than anyone would care to count. They can lie in wait & strike quicker than most ppo can blink

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    • Howie says:

      The president is surrounded on every side with Uniparty Enemy. Swampers smothering our agenda. He is going to have to take drastic action to break out. It is the RINOS because the democrats have no power except the MSM and crooked judges. He is still clawing’ away at the Swamp Monsters. Gotta take down the RINOGATORS.

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  17. Martin says:

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  18. dogsmaw says:

    Twitter users, blocked by Trump, cry censorship

    By JENNIFER PELTZ

    https://apnews.com/28d3c826b712436d97210bcbbf7762e2/Twitter-users,-blocked-by-Trump,-cry-censorship

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may be the nation’s tweeter-in-chief, but some Twitter users say he’s violating the First Amendment by blocking people from his feed after they posted scornful comments.

    Lawyers for two Twitter users sent the White House a letter Tuesday demanding they be un-blocked from the Republican president’s @realDonaldTrump account.

    “The viewpoint-based blocking of our clients is unconstitutional,” wrote attorneys at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in New York.

    The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

    The tweeters — one a liberal activist, the other a cyclist who says he’s a registered Republican — have posted and retweeted plenty of complaints and jokes about Trump.

    They say they found themselves blocked after replying to a couple of his recent tweets. The activist, Holly O’Reilly, posted a video of Pope Francis casting a sidelong look at Trump and suggested this was “how the whole world sees you.” The cyclist, Joe Papp, responded to the president’s weekly address by asking why he hadn’t attended a rally by supporters and adding, with a hashtag, “fakeleader.”

    Blocking people on Twitter means they can’t easily see or reply to the blocker’s tweets.

    Although Trump started @realDonaldTrump as a private citizen and Twitter isn’t government-run, the Knight institute lawyers argue that he’s made it a government-designated public forum by using it to discuss policies and engage with citizens. Indeed, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump’s tweets are “considered official statements by the president.”

    The institute’s executive director, Jameel Jaffer, compares Trump’s Twitter account to a politician renting a privately-owned hall and inviting the public to a meeting.

    “The crucial question is whether a government official has opened up some space, whether public or private, for expressive activity, and there’s no question that Trump has done that here,” Jaffer said. “The consequence of that is that he can’t exclude people based solely on his disagreement with them.”

    The users weren’t told why they were blocked. Their lawyers maintain that the connection between their criticisms and the cutoff was plain.

    Still, there’s scant law on free speech and social media blocking, legal scholars note.

    “This is an emerging issue,” says Helen Norton, a University of Colorado Law School professor who specializes in First Amendment law.

    Morgan Weiland, an affiliate scholar with Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, says the blocked tweeters’ complaint could air key questions if it ends up in court. Does the public forum concept apply in privately run social media? Does it matter if an account is a politician’s personal account, not an official one?

    San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. declined to comment. The tweeters aren’t raising complaints about the company.

    ___

    Associated Press writer Jill Colvin contributed from Washington.

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  19. Martin says:

    You’re an idiot, Cavuto:

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  20. Martin says:

    Idiots

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  21. yucki says:

    Brad Johnson CIA station chief interview on jihad and politics

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  22. yucki says:

    Jihad at Notre Dame. Again.
    “Notre Damn Cathedral Attack Paris June 6 2017”

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  23. Pam says:

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    • I hope President Trump accepts the resignation of Sessions so we can move forward with someone who’s better suited to this fight. I respect Jeff Sessions immensely, he’s an honorable man. He’s just not the man I want with our Hero in the foxhole when the bullets are flying.

      Gee! Has anybody heard anything about Laura Ingraham? I wonder where she’s at and what she’s been doing lately?

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  24. RyanG says:

    I just want to see the black hats go to jail. So impatient.

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  25. Scotty19541 says:

    All this crap about Sessions is just that …. crap! I just read the so-called ABC News report and it is, of course, a ‘source inside the White House’. Total BS and FAKE NEWS. I read a report last week out of Russia claiming Sessions has multiple secret grand juries running and that federal marshals are being moved into Philadelphia and were being told to expect 24 high placed political detainees. At this point I actually give more credence to Russian news than and of the MSM here. MSM here have NO INTENTION of reporting news as there goal is to make-up and ‘report’ ANYTHING detrimental to our President! I therefore will assume that all this flak aimed at Sessions is because he is ON TARGET and getting ready to strike!!! This also explains the TROLLS coming here and trying to stir up crap with all the Sessions bashing. I pray to God Almighty the news I read out of Russia is true! God Bless President Donald J. Trump and wolverine Jeff Sessions!

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    • Howie says:

      Wondering, do you know what a ‘recusal’ by a legal official is? You can not run a GJ if you are recused. You can not supervise or advise any US Attorney to run any GJ if you are recused. After recusal you legal status is….

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      • Sherlock says:

        Only as to matters covered under the recusal. Of course he can run a grand jury–on any and all subjects unrelated to investigations relating to matter occurring during the campaign or directly related thereto. Read the recusal. You sound as if he resigned as AG and is powerless.

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        • Sherlock says:

          Think it through–there are probably hundreds of federal grand juries in session as we speak, covering all matter of offenses. You suggest he is removed from all of them. If that is your position, you are, respectfully, flat out wrong.

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    • Just Scott says:

      Kellyanne is fired.
      Scratch that. Bannon is canned.
      Scratch that. Kushner has been removed.
      Scratch that. Gorka is gone.
      Scratch that. Spicer has been replaced.
      Scratch that. Sessions offered to resign.
      *YOU ARE HERE*
      (h/t t_D)

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    • Dekester says:

      Thank you 19541,

      I enjoy your posts immensely. Particularly this one, I will be shocked if AG Sessions does not come through.

      Of course this is just my intuition. I watched all of your primaries and Sessions was immense, and is so loyal to your President.

      God bless PDJT.

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  26. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Sessions is going nowhere, nor should he.

    Don’t get suckered by the enemedia.

    Just another “WH shake-up coming?” fluff story.

    Comey is over before he begun. Muh Russia fading.

    Media needs another ‘scandal’ to drive.

    Sessions is the scandal de jour.

    Not fazed in the slightest.

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  27. Deb says:

    The Sharks smell blood in the water.

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  28. duchess01 says:

    WOW! Dem Lawmaker Walks Out of Town Hall Event After Crowd Starts Chanting “We Love Trump!” (VIDEO)
    Added by Boris Badenov on June 6, 2017 at 1:04pm

    http://12160.info/video/wow-dem-lawmaker-walks-out-of-town-hall-event-after-crowd-starts

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  29. Session’s must be close to breaking something

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    • ivehadit says:

      This is what I think, Irving. People are freaking out over the Drudge headlines. I wonder if Hope leaked that to someone who leaked it to ABC…hehehe. She is so clever like that, doncha know!

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  30. Enlightened Vulgarian says:

    Did the FBI have evidence of a breach larger than Snowden? A lawsuit says yes….

    “A former U.S. intelligence contractor tells Circa he walked away with more than 600 million classified documents on 47 hard drives from the National Security Agency and the CIA, a haul potentially larger than Edward Snowden’s now infamous breach.

    And now he is suing former FBI Director James Comey and other government figures, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence he provided them showing widespread spying on Americans that violated civil liberties.”

    Plaintiff: Larry Klayman and Dennis Montgomery
    Defendant: JAMES B. COMEY, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, Michael S. Rogers, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, JOHN BRENNAN, MIKE POMPEO, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, JAMES R. CLAPPER, DAN COATS and BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II
    Case Number: 1:2017cv01074
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Court: District Of Columbia District Court

    http://circa.com/politics/accountability/james-comey-sued-by-intelligence-contractor-dennis-montgomery-over-spying-on-americans

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  31. JeremyJohn says:

    circa reported on hannity that one ex official is suing comey for covering up civil rights violations. this could be intersting.

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  32. Just Scott says:

    I don’t know if this belongs in the Fighting Terrorism thread, London Attacks thread, or the Russian Conspiracy thread. So I will just put it here:

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  33. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Great interview tonight by Eric Trump on Hannity. He tears apart the left and the media.

    We’re going back on offense, folks. After 4+ months in the bunker, we’re going back on offense.

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    • Too early to tell IMHO. Session’s reputation and honor are in tact so in that case no. If the Democrats continue the investigation into 2020, then I’d say he was to a degree. Let’s see what happens.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      Fact: During his Senate confirmation hearings in February (confirmed Feb 9, 2017) Sessions said he would recuse himself from anything to do with Hillary and Russia and the Campaign.

      This article indicates Trump was surprised and shocked that he recused himself according to the Ethics Standards of the DOJ. Shocked in late March over what we all heard in February.

      This is all political noise.

      Sessions cannot manage the WH. His job is to clean up the DOJ. He doesn’t have 3 assts. much less whole layers of his own guys. That place was infested with Holder and Lynch miscreants. Most are still there.

      If the WH is so genius and Sessions is “weak”, how is it that we don’t have a primo FBI director even named yet? We all knew Nov. 9th Comey had to go.

      Who is to blame for not having names DJT can pick from? Motley list of mediocrities so far.

      Wake up. The President has a weak team around him. It is amazing he’s accomplished what he has.

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  34. This is just juvenile by the Democrats. At least do some analysis on the proposal to back up your claims. Every time I consider staying home in a Congressional mid-term election, I end up voting only on the basis of keeping Democrats out of office. The GOPe isn’t any better they just sit on their @ss breaking their campaign promises.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/06/democratic-leaders-ditch-trump-infrastructure/

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  35. ivehadit says:

    I don’t buy ANY of this…except that we were all beyond upset initially when Jeff recused himself. However I have come to see it as a positive for the BIG PICTURE…which I will not go into here for our enemies to seize. Would we all not agree that the media would have pounded the Russia them relentlessly no matter what?

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  36. Bull Durham says:

    It never ends. Dan Coats, a bad choice for DNI, apparently says Trump asked him to do something about the Flynn investigation. Pompeo, another bad choice, was witness to this.
    Coats testifies tomorrow.

    IC leaking this to WaPo.

    What does it mean? Impeachment fodder. Blizzard of sh*t.

    IC wants Trump gone and Pence in. Coats (from Indiana) a Pence guy. Flynn was going to shut down DNI. Pompeo, a Pence guy, for CIA. Flynn was going to reform CIA. He had both DNI and CIA off the top list of National Security Org. Chart if you recall. As soon as Flynn was out they installed both DNI and CIA at top level.

    What does it mean? IC will never stop until the destroy Trump.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/top-intelligence-official-told-associates-trump-asked-him-if-he-could-intervene-with-comey-to-get-fbi-to-back-off-flynn/2017/06/06/cc879f14-4ace-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html

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  37. L. says:

    Hello Readers, I received an email today from Principled PAC to make a donation for Karen Handel in Georgia. I have only been a Treehouse reader for a short time, but I have seen opinions on various PACs here. The election in Georgia does seem important, but I don’t want to donate $50 if the PAC isn’t recommended here. I live in AZ and would love some help on this if possible. Thanks

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