June 11th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #143

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  1. PDQ says:

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  2. wyntre says:

    Robert Mueller should step aside: Friends shouldn’t be investigating friends

    (Jacobson of Legal Insurrection is a law professor)

    Liked by 11 people

    • wyntre says:

      Some excerpts:

      James Comey tainted the Special Counsel investigation

      Regardless of the timing, Comey says that he leaked the memoranda in order to create a need for a Special Counsel.

      COMEY: I asked — the president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there’s not tapes. I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night because it didn’t dawn on me originally, that there might be corroboration for our conversation. There might a tape. My judgment was, I need to get that out into the public square. I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. Didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons. I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. I asked a close friend to do it.

      That Special Counsel was appointed just a few days after the Comey-contrived leaks.

      By the Order from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Mueller includes within his jurisdiction “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” Comey testified that he believes Mueller is evaluating the communications between Comey and Trump with regard to potential obstruction of justice. Indeed, Comey expressed certainty in his testimony that the Special Counsel was investigating Comey’s conversations with Trump:


      CBS News reported that Mueller reportedly gave approval for Comey to testify before Congress and that the testimony was coordinated. Comey testified that he was permitted to review his memos in preparation of his written opening statement for the Committee submitted the day before his live testimony:


      There are a lot of questions that need to be answered about how Rod Rosenstein came to appoint Mueller in those few days after the Comey leak, and whether Comey and Mueller, directly or indirectly, had any communications regarding Trump prior to Mueller’s appointment.

      Regardless, we now have the prospect of the Special Counsel investigating and necessarily assigning credibility (or lack thereof) to witnesses, including Comey.

      There is a problem here that goes beyond their long professional interactions.  In 2013, The Washingtonian described the close professional history, Forged Under Fire—Bob Mueller and Jim Comey’s Unusual Friendship.

      The Boston Globe reported on May 20, 2017, that the men considered themselves friends, Comey, Mueller have been allies, and now spotlight is on them:

      Something doesn’t seem right here. Comey manipulated the system into getting his friend appointed Special Counsel, and now that friend will be investigating matters in which Comey is a key witness. More than that, Comey’s own actions in leaking government property raise legal issues as to whether Comey himself violated the law.

      Even assuming Mueller is able to separate his past with Comey from his present investigation, that relationship damages the whole purpose of having a Special Counsel who is completely independent in fact and appearance.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      I used to visit his site. But he went off the tracks about Trump. And recruited some terrible young RINO writers, Rubio and Cruz groupies.

      But he’s right on this point.


      • wyntre says:

        He’s beginning to see the light.


      • covfefe mariner says:

        He flat-out declared himself a NeverTrumper during the campaign. Now that Our Lion has been inaugurated he may not be supportive but he isn’t working against us either.

        The site is usually mostly OK now.


  3. Chuck Finley says:

    It is no surprise the days following Comey, reports on Mueller isn’t that he winding down the investigation, but ramping it up. He is setting up the innuendo that he is close to finding something.


    • Howie says:

      Nuke him Mr. President.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Concerned Virginian says:

      And that nasty lawyer Bhara, who was fired by President Trump and who is now a “distinguished scholar” at some university whose name I disremember, is stating via the linked article on http://www.breitbart.com/, that “of course there’s evidence to build a case for obstruction of justice” against the President of the United States. Every sentence from Bhara is a tissue of innuendo and fabrication. Reads to me like “The Crucible”, that play about the Salem Witch Trials.

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      • Regina says:

        Remember when people thought Preet was a hero, and that he would be the one to bring down the Huma/Weiner home laptop deal? There was a lot of noise when he was fired –
        Once Again, folks – Our President Knows What He Is Doing

        Liked by 6 people

      • paulraven1 says:

        Good analogy. In fact, we’re living through The Crucible.

        Liked by 2 people

      • wyntre says:

        Bharara, Comey and Schumer are joined at the hip.

        Schumer got Comey hired as US Attorney for the Southern District of NY.

        Bharara is also a Schumer neophyte.and was his chief counsel before Hussein tapped him to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY (at Schumer’s request)

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        • Charlie says:

          And… Chucky promises POTUS will be treated fairly testifying in front of the full senate.
          Crap runs deep in this family, Amy is cut from the same cloth. Chucky is a Pelosi wanna be.

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  4. El Torito says:

    Prior to the Comey hearing I was naive and hoped Mueller would be independent and fair. Now I think he’s part of the coup. Get him out!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. fleporeblog says:

    The Democrat party is Dead!


    From the article linked above:

    Sanders Calls for Takeover of ‘Absolute Failure’ Democratic Party

    In a speech at the “People’s Summit” convention in Illinois, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on his supporters to take over the Democratic Party.

    Sanders said the current model and strategy of the Democratic Party is “an absolute failure.”

    Liked by 3 people

    • Regina says:

      Kind of interesting, considering Bernie isn’t a Democrat?

      Liked by 4 people

    • Wiggyky says:

      How will Bernie take over the Democrat Party? He would have to defeat the entire Communist Party USA and Socialist USA to do so and I doubt they would let him.

      Liked by 1 person

    • cjzak says:

      How can anyone take Bernie credibly when he sold out to the Clintons during the campaign? Any Dems that do are living in lalaland which is normal for them I guess. They’ll never learn the reality of situations even if it is staring them in the face.

      Bernie is an opportunist of the first order and is mouthing off for his own benefit. Have to keep the gravy train running so he doesn’t have to actually work. Been doing this his whole adult life and is an expert on his Schtick having practiced it for so long.

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. JMG says:

    Its true that the Democrats have failed, but Sanders is a failure too. He had a movement and he sold out to the Clintons. He was a coward.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. RunningOnEmpty says:

    NO! NO! and H*LL NO! We don’t want or need another state. Instead give P.R. their complete independence so they can join with CA and become Puertofornia or Calirico.


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  9. georgiafl says:

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  10. georgiafl says:

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  11. LM says:

    I think it is time to resist the “resistance”.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. NYVoter says:

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  13. Regina says:

    first time I’ve seen this – Barron has a twitter account? (it’s not verified, but says joined in Jan 17)


    • Regina says:

      ok ok it’s a parody account – sry!


    • Oldschool says:

      NO WAY!!!!’ Have you met the lioness?

      Liked by 2 people

    • bofh says:

      So Twitter is OK with what is essentially identity theft and misuse of a child’s identity? Since it has the displayed name and photograph of Barron, I don’t see how you can call it anything else. And yes, I realize that there are plenty of “parody accounts” but I think that children have to be off-limits.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Regina says:

        it’s strange, because it says “tweets may be archived” and links to whitehouse privacy policy, also shows web link as whitehouse.gov. That’s what threw me


  14. kp3ace says:

    Swamp peoples T-Roy takes Manhattan! (Okay, so I watch a lot of Fox news. ) T-Roy goes to Manhattan to “drain the swamp”. These people are clearly uninformed. He asked this guy if he thought Donald Trump was receiving fair news reports. His response was “Who’s Donald Trump?” T-Roy says, “there you go folks, snowflake melted.

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  15. wyntre says:

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  16. Regina says:

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  17. this is from Mike Flynn’s son. excerpt below:

    Trump knows everything I have gone through above about Comey.
    But he has to move carefully.
    He has to get his Attorney General and Deputy AG in place, get enough leverage on the Russia narrative, and ideally get rid of Comey in a way that allows him to obtain all the information that Comey has been accumulating (if he is taping Trump he is taping others).

    Comey, and others, testify in Congress.

    Under oath, both Sally Yates and intelligence officials from the Obama administration state that there has been no actual evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. More importantly, Comey, while refusing to say that Trump is not under investigation, testifies that he has informed the Senate Intelligence Committee heads who exactly is under investigation regarding Russia.
    Trump tells almost no one at the White House that he is moving against Comey (so no leaks… no listening in on his conversations).
    Trump somehow contacts Sen. Grassley (the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee) and confirms that Comey told the Senator that Trump was not under investigation personally.

    Next, Trump gets both the Attorney General and the new Deputy Attorney General to legitimately review Comey’s unprofessional actions at the FBI and to recommend in writing that Trump terminate Comey.
    Somehow Comey goes to California (at the request of AG Sessions or already scheduled and someone at FBI telling Trump?).
    Trump seizes the moment and acts.
    While Comey is in California, 3000 miles away and 7 hours from his office, Trump prepares a letter firing him (with Sessions and the Deputy AG recommendations attached).

    In the letter Trump states that he had been told 3 times by Comey that he (Trump) was not under investigation. The letter is hand-delivered to the FBI headquarters by DOJ officials to lock down and seize everything in Comey’s office, including all surveillance files (“tapes”) of Trump and others.

    All of Comey’s files, docs, computers, and “tapes” are taken to Sessions at DOJ. They are not taken to the White House or Trump, but to Sessions, who has every right to have them. Sessions can tell Trump that Comey had surveillance tapes of Trump that contradict what Comey has been telling Trump, and perhaps tapes of conversations with other swamp “conspirators.” But Trump does not have them personally or at the White House.

    Comey learns he has been fired when the media broadcasts it in California.
    He had no idea it was coming and he is ticked. On cue, the Democrat politicians and media begin screaming about Trump’s “interference with the Russia investigation” in accordance with the plan to set up Trump for that charge. The Swamp wants to blow up the Russia narrative using Comey, and Comey is set to testify before Congress to try to hurt Trump by saying he was interfering with the FBI investigation. Comey intends to follow through with the plan to take down Trump.

    But because of his brilliant timing on this, Trump has Comey’s files, documents, and information safely with Sessions at DOJ. Trump sends out a “crazy” tweet that says: “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.”
    The media and the politicians go crazy about the “inappropriateness” of this tweet.
    They accuse Trump of “taping” everyone at the White House (forgetting that the president’s phone calls with foreign leaders have been “taped” without his knowledge).

    Notice that Trump did not say he taped anyone, or that he has any tapes at the White House. It seem apparent that Trump is telling Comey that the DOJ (who has every legal right to possess it) has the surveillance information and files from Comey’s office, the “tapes” obtained and kept by Comey. Comey and all the Swamp Creatures understand the clear message… their plan has failed and Trump’s DOJ is now holding all the cards.

    –hope this is what Sessions will be testifying to.—

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  18. rumpole2 says:

    Oh Muh Legacy….

    Liked by 6 people

  19. tazz2293 says:

    Melania Trump is a Great First Lady.

    So Elegant

    So Beautiful


    Liked by 2 people

  20. jeans2nd says:

    Poor Fearless Girl (not). Burqa’ed.
    We have some Awesome Millenials on our team.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. citizen817 says:

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  22. citizen817 says:

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  23. theresanne says:

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  24. Martin says:

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  25. TwoLaine says:

    In 2015 video: ‘How do we get better access to data that tells us why ballots are rejected?’
    11 Jun 2017


    Liked by 2 people

  26. Just Scott says:

    Virginians, you can meet Corey Stewart in person tomorrow Mon, June 12th,
    just in case you have any doubt that he is the best choice for Governor.

    12PM Chesapeake, VA, Wild Wing Cafe, 1437 Sam’s Dr
    – or –
    7PM Lynchburg, VA, Charley’s Restaurant 707 Graves Mill Rd

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  27. maggiemoowho says:

    Pittsburgh Penguins are going to the White House as the 2017 Stanley Cup Champions!!! (Not a single power play tonight either, the losers got 3) Love Winning😄👍👍👍!!!


  28. MakeAmericaGreat says:


    It’s good that Gingrich and Sekulow, among others, are starting to make the case against Mueller before the Special Counsel gets into full motion.

    Put him on notice now. That might help keep him within the lines. And if doesn’t, maybe it helps to give Rosenstein (or Brand, if Rosenstein recuses himself) the impetus to shut down the Special Counsel altogether.

    Trump, Sessions and Rosenstein were all put into very bad positions because of the ferocity and all-in nature of the Muh Russia push. The result being the Congressional investigations and the appointment of the Special Counsel.

    Now, with the Congressional investigations seemingly just about expired (barring some explosive new evidence supposedly corroborating the fake “Trump obstruction” nonsense), it’s time to turn all the guns on the Special Counsel.

    What’s important to understand is that Trump and his administration were in no position to resist the full-out onslaught they faced. They didn’t have the traction to do so. Now, however, they’re starting to get their feet set in the ground.

    As far as we can tell right now, the only pseudo-charge that could be possibly explored against Trump is the ‘obstruction’ one. So that’s the line of attack/defense that Team Trump needs to follow, as well as trying to shut down the Special Counsel completely.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      With Gingrich’s wife now officially part of the Trump Administration, Newt should be totally on board with defending Trump. It’s in his interest. Much as it is in McConnell’s interest to defend and aid Trump because of his own wife’s ties to Trump.

      As far as the fraudulent ‘obstruction’ case goes, the defense should be simple:

      – Trump can fire Comey for any reason. Doesn’t need an excuse or pretext.
      – Sessions and Rosenstein both recommended Trump fire Comey before Comey fired
      – If Comey probe found wrongdoing with Flynn, Trump could pardon Flynn anytime he wanted (so don’t need to stop investigation)

      Unless something new and truly explosive (damning tapes; new witness) comes about in the obstruction witch hunt, I can’t see a legal way that this goes anywhere.

      Additionally, it seems very possible that Trump may be releasing tapes of his meeting(s) with Comey in the time to come. Which could further exonerate Trump from the obstruction witch hunt.

      In total, while Mueller could make Trump’s life difficult for a bit (and he could try to catch Trump in some process crime like perjury if Trump testifies under oath), right now it doesn’t look like there is any “there” there on any of this, including the obstruction rabbit hole.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        One other obstruction defense note:

        As Gingrich says in the video linked above, Comey’s admission that he leaked information in the hopes of getting a Special Counsel also taints the process and casts doubt on Comey’s motives.

        That information should be useful for Team Trump, as well.

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  29. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Delta, Bank of America pull sponsorship of ‘Julius Caesar’ production over Trump-like portrayal

    Liked by 1 person

    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Culture Wars update:

      Kathy Griffin fired and boycotted
      Reza Aslan fired
      New York Public Theater loses Delta as sponsor

      Hannity regains advertiser
      ESPN re-hires Hank Williams Jr.

      That’s winning, my friends. One step at a time.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Chickficshun says:

        Yes but Hank Williams Jr should have told them to go pound sand. Nothing has changed at ESPN except in between nasty lefty content they’ll slap Hank up there singing a short football ditty and laugh at the “yokels” who fell for sham PR stunt to lure the conservatives back.

        Liked by 2 people

        • MakeAmericaGreat says:

          Fair point. Still, that ESPN had to tuck their tails and re-hire him is a ‘win’ of itself.

          Otherwise, I agree with what you said.


          • Chickficshun says:

            I dont fault Hank, he loved doing that and everybody needs to earn a living. I hope he realizes that he has leverage now, and uses every chance to be outspoken ( not foul or horribly racist). Imagine if they fire him again. Lol.

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  30. http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2017/06/11/bikers-for-trump-dips-toe-in-local-politics-with-handel-ossoff-contest/
    excerpt: real patriots

    Since Trump’s inauguration, Cox said he noticed voters weren’t giving the president the respect he deserved. So he began channeling the energy of the group’s roughly 260,000 Facebook members into local races.
    “Bikers for Trump is going to support any candidates, Senate, (House), local, that supports President Trump,” said Brian Strzalkowski, a power company lineman based in Winston who’s one of the group’s more than 700 members in Georgia. “Our goal is to see the state stay red and go all the way through and support President Trump.”
    Handel’s bid to succeed Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th congressional District is seen as the first such effort.

    “It was terribly hard for me to turn bikers out to the polls for the presidential elections,” Cox said. “So this is more of a political science experiment here, if I’m going to be able to rally the bikers behind Karen.”
    So members of the group – some from as far as Florida – dropped in on a Handel campaign event Saturday at Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q in Marietta. The contrast in style was striking: Handel, sporting boat shoes and a white collared shirt, shaking hands with the bikers, clad in leather vests with patches stating “all my ammo is dipped in pig’s blood.”

    After refueling with pork sandwiches smothered in the restaurant’s secret sauce, Veterans for Trump members split up to canvass the nearby neighborhoods along with volunteers from the Handel campaign. For most members of the group, it marked their first time knocking on doors for a candidate.
    “This is not about Karen Handel. It’s about the Republican Party,” said Strzalkowski. “We support Karen Handel because she supports President Trump.”

    As the group crisscrossed the neighborhood, curious onlookers snapped quick photos from behind the dashboards of their cars. One man tapped the brim of his “Make America Great Again” hat as he answered his door.

    As the procession of motorcycles circled around and parked in the neighborhood’s cul-de-sac, one of the residents stepped into his driveway.
    “I’m sorry to interrupt,” Cox said.
    “Oh, I don’t mind,” the man said with a smile.

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  31. theresanne says:

    Some interesting observations here on Comey’s mindset during the hearing.


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