July 3rd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #165

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920 Responses to July 3rd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #165

  1. mw says:

    Dear Treepers! I am so excited! I got a Twitter account right now because I just HAD to like the CNN wrestling Tweet. I am M w, @covfefem. I’m now part of the cold anger Twitter army. So happy!!! I never thought anything could make me get on Twitter, but, I love me my President!!

    Liked by 23 people

    • missmarple2 says:

      I see you aren’t following anyone. In order to see the President’s tweets you need to follow him. The account he uses most is @realDonaldTrump.

      I also sent you a tweet letting you know I was following you. You need to follow me in order to get anything I retweet or post. Hint: as a new user, do not follow “suggested” people from Twitter. They send you lefty suggestions or creepy pop stars like Madonna.

      Liked by 12 people

    • Hi MW. I just followed you on twitter. You need to check follow us back so you can see what we share. Add @potus also.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Alexsandra says:

      MW, I only got on twitter also just because of then-candidate Trump, and have only tweeted 4 times — once to let him know that I joined just because of him, once to admonish Pence — where are you, Mike? — during the campaign, and twice just to thank POTUS. I can totally relate, he is the only reason I’m on twitter. 🙂

      Liked by 3 people

    • amwick says:

      I am @amwick2. waves
      Way back I went on to twitter because a person that commented on LI was banned. Long story, but I followed into twitterverse.

      She started me right off with tweetdeck… I know you just started but I really recommend this.

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    • Oldschool says:

      I admire you mw. I don’t do any social media. The treehouse is the only place I comment and like you, my excitement during the election gave me the push I needed to do that. My husband keeps telling me to join twitter. You have inspired me to check it out.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Download the Trump news app on google play if you are android.


    • shallbe4 says:

      Evidently this has been going on for a long time in Britain the decision of who lives or dies. Check out the Scandal of Stafford Hospital in Staffordshire England. It is the biggest scandal in the history of the British Healthcare System.


  2. Dora says:

    Damn Courts!


    Court Delivers Trump’s EPA A Defeat Right Before Independence Day

    A federal court has overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stay on the implementation of regulations on methane emissions for new oil and natural gas drilling wells.


    Liked by 3 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      Where is Congress? Congress has the tools to negate these odious Obama regulations. Our POTUS has signed many regulation-repeal laws.

      Liked by 7 people

    • FofBW says:

      No worries. PDJT has this all figured into his strategy, IMO.

      Liked by 6 people

    • booger71 says:

      Seems if these appeals courts think they not only run the courts, but all other branches too.Sad. Time to impeach a couple of these judges to send a message.

      Liked by 6 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      EPA Director Scott Pruitt was the Atty General of Oklahoma.

      So he knows how to fight this.
      He had been suing the EPA for years, over these heinous regulations.

      Pres Trump probably anticipated that there would be lawfare tactics used to try to stop the rollback of EPA regulations.
      This could be why he picked Pruitt for the job.

      Liked by 7 people

    • ALEX says:

      They can simply ignore this and write new regulations…Congress has given the EPA wide discretion in writing these regulations…This regulation was never passed by Congress…

      Liked by 4 people

    • eagledriver50 says:

      Guys…who was the damn Federal Court that did this? I don’t have time to do research like I want so give everyone a heads up…will ya’!!! Just sayin’…

      Liked by 2 people

      • patrickhenrycensored says:

        United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

        Liked by 2 people

        • eagledriver50 says:

          Thank you Patrick Henry…those idiots are just following the liberal playbook…that will be overturned by the SC!!! The appellate court system needs to be overhauled, IMHO!!!

          Liked by 3 people

          • piper567 says:

            methinks TRUMP/Cabinet will devise a “parallel” way of avoiding this caca action.
            I do not think each and every one of TRUMP’s xos will need to go to SCOTUS. TRUMP will find a way to hijack these presumptuous judges. Maybe the Thomas Jefferson approach.
            I think wheatietoo ^^^ is just maybe right about Pruitt as a choice for his knowledge of this particular treason.

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    • sg says:

      damn courts is right.


    • sg says:

      i don’t know the details, but i would not be surprised if this court exceeded its authority.it seems logical that an exec. branch regulatory agency would have the power to stay one of their own regs.

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  3. jeans2nd says:

    Another Russia conspiracy theory bites the dust.

    Russian anti-virus CEO offers up code for US govt scrutiny
    “The chief executive of Russia’s Kaspersky Lab says he’s ready to have his company’s source code examined by U.S. government officials to help dispel long-lingering suspicions about his company’s ties to the Kremlin.”

    “In an interview with The Associated Press at his Moscow headquarters, Eugene Kaspersky said Saturday that he’s also ready to move part of his research work to the U.S. to help counter rumors that he said were first started more than two decades ago out of professional jealousy.”

    “now the links to the FBI are completely ruined,” he (Kaspersky) said, noting that his company cooperated with both U.S. and Russian law enforcement.”

    Liked by 2 people

    • rf121 says:

      My problem with these anti-virus guys is they have a bunch of coders making the Anti-virus software. In a back room in the basement they have a bunch of kids cranking out viruses. Tough to go out of business with that model.


  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    Always looking at the Drug Cartel busts and the rough numbers on illegal immigration crack down. Also, in San Diego and other cities there is a task force for Visa overstays with a targeted list.

    I’ll submit that the American taxpayer will see a savings of $1 Trillion in our budget by next July 4th. Look for school budgets to magically correct themselves.

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  5. nwtex says:

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  6. Marygrace Powers says:

    rashamon says:
    July 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    George Webb and Jason Goodman are finally pulling the details together for the average viewer. The tapestry woven over the last 50-plus years is going to take a YUGE effort to pick apart without collapsing the world economy, not to mention the republic of the U.S. Now that they have Charles Ortel detailing The Clinton Foundation crimes on their videos, that cabal and its network might be easier to take down. The Awan Bros have amassed big sums for the Clintons on- and off-shore bank accounts since the Arkansas days.

    Great observation/agree rashamon. We are talking a MASSIVE CRIME CARTEL.

    Jason Goodman and Crowdsource The Truth have joined George Webb
    and are unraveling loads of metadata every day. Today’s first segment has my head spinning.
    It is jam packed with info. (Long form discussion is easier to follow)


    Published on Jul 3, 2017
    Teneo, Decisions Sciences, Podesta Group, David Grange and Port of Norfolk, and DC Dept of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

    Liked by 4 people

    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Video stalls slightly at beginning/move your cursor along.
      It’s 2 hours long but worth a watch when you have time.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Albertus Magnus says:

      Teneo. Didn’t Ed Rollins work there as well?

      Liked by 2 people

      • ALEX says:

        Work is not the word for it…No different then being on board of directors for many of these people…It’s all influence peddling in the end and getting rich is the game…

        Liked by 1 person

      • Marygrace Powers says:

        Rollins did work as a senior advisor at Teneo. (not sure what years)

        Clinton-Connected Consulting Firm Sues Republican Strategist Ed Rollins
        By J. DAVID GOODMAN NOV. 1, 2016

        “Teneo, the corporate consulting firm with ties to the Clintons, filed papers to sue Ed Rollins, a veteran Republican strategist and chairman of a Donald J. Trump super PAC, for defamation and breach of contract over comments made about the firm in recent days.

        According to a summons filed in New York State Supreme Court on Monday, the company said it would seek $10 million in damages from Mr. Rollins, who ran Ronald Reagan’s campaign in 1984 and now makes regular appearances on television, often on Fox News.

        During a Friday appearance on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on Fox Business, Mr. Rollins, a senior adviser at Teneo until this year, made comments cited by the company as defamatory and a breach of its contract because they included “confidential information,” according to the summons.”


  7. G. Combs says:

    On that poor baby in the UK and who actually owns the child.

    Every Child in Scotland to Be Supervised by State-Appointed Busybody
    True danger lies in the notion that the state should decide if you are parenting your kids correctly.

    This is why socialism is so horrible. You really are a serf with no real rights including the right to your own child. We are already seeing that creep in to the USA.

    How Public Schools Coerce Parents Into Giving Mind-Altering Drugs To Their Children

    Gifted or ADD?

    Violence in Schools? It’s the Prozac and Ritalin Stupid! — WHY KIDS KILL? PROZAC AND ALTERNATIVES by Lawrence Wilson, MD, Edited by: William Wong ND, Ph.D.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Donna in Oregon says:

    President Trump is cracking down on the Cartels every day. Global drug busts show USA is making a difference.


    Liked by 4 people

  9. Oldskool says:

    Thank goodness finally, that the Left will be experiencing one bombshell after another from here on out.dispelling and exposing all of their BS and disclosing crimes they have committed. The question remains though as to whether AG Sessions is willing and able to follow through. Maybe there aren’t any conservative lawyers in the country, if so, I can see no U.S. Attorney or DOJ appointments. The Asst. AG that is in, Rosenstein, needs to be fired immediately. The President needs to stop listening to whomever is feeding him that crap about Nevertrump and dem people to fill positions.

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  10. ALEX says:

    This was the case of CIA Brennan and the other incompetent clowns having their personal emails hacked…These are the same people with the Fake Russian hacking narrative as we know…The hubris of these clowns…

    This episode and Crooked Hillary’s private server show the utter disregard the entire Obama administration had for cyber security. It is something that should be brought into the hacking discussions…They deserved everything they got…


    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to two years in prison in connection with a series of computer hacks that targeted former CIA Director John Brennan and other government officials.

    Twenty-three-year-old Andrew Otto Boggs of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, pleaded guilty earlier this year to unauthorized computer access for his participation in the hacking group “Crackas with Attitude.” In 2015 and 2016, the hackers gained access to personal online accounts of senior U.S. government officials. Boggs was known online as “INCURSIO.”

    The sentence imposed Friday by U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee in Alexandria matched that sought by prosecutors.

    Another member of the hacking group was 24-year-old Justin Liverman of Morehead City, North Carolina. He’s also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

    The group’s leader is facing prosecution in the United Kingdom.

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  11. Sherlock says:

    OK, sorry, but if true this is really bad form. The president is fighting the crooked media non-stop on his behalf and ours, and then these 4 decide it’s a good idea to go party with the owner of the Washington Post and other assorted enemies, including George Soros? Dispiriting.


    • Martin says:

      I’d like to think they’re there to get more info on Soros to nail him eventually. I hope. Same for Bezos.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Michelle says:

      I highly doubt they were there simply to “party.”


    • singingsoul says:

      Who is raising their young kids while they are partying ? They work non stop when are they available to their children.? I know I am old fashion
      Kelly Ann does she have a husband?


      • Tegan says:

        OH my gosh, can’t even believe you are writing that. First, like many career families I’m sure they have nannies. However, there’s so much video evidence of hands on parenting…making cookies, going to the park, being with them on weekend trips, spending time in the WH in the movie theater and bowling alley, etc. etc. Kelly Anne does have a husband, an attorney, and I’ve seen many photos of the children being included in several WH events. I do not think they are any different from any other successful career families. My neighbor is an ER doctor, has one child about 4 and pregnant with twins. Husband is IT working at home but they have full-time help during working hours….not uncommon at all.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Serena says:

          I saw an interview on line where it showed Kellyanne’s mother is living with her and helping with her grand kids.


    • Albertus Magnus says:

      Im sorry but this Ivanka and Jared hate is either based in idiocy or anti-Semitism. So tired of seeing this crap from BB.

      What the HELL is the difference between ANYONE going to a party where there are HUNDREDS OF people at and most who are people of influence than when the leftists attacked Sessions for SECRET MEETINGS WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADORS simply because they were both at a reception?

      I wish that BB could not be reposted here. Between their anti-whatever and Alex Jones’ anti-Catholicism, it would be nice if this place could be a place where Trump supporters would not be subject to posts that are NOTHING but inflammatory and based in some kind of bias, not conservatism or nationalism.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Sherlock says:

        Hope those slurs are not directed at me, my friend. To me, the article was significant because the party occurred at the home of the owner of the Washington Post, a paper, as you must know, that has dedicated itself to destroying our President and his MAGA agenda. So yes, I raised an eyebrow when I saw who attended (4 Trump people, including the advisor recommended for her job by none other than the infamous “Mika”, Ms. Conway, and the two you mention.

        As for your implication that my post was based on “some kind of bias, not conservatism or nationalism”, you are quite right–it was most definitely based upon my extreme bias against the Washington Post and its owner, George Soros, Chuck Shumer, and others mentioned.


      • Oldschool says:

        Censorship is censorship, regardless of whose side you’re on. If it’s a truthful story, it belongs where truth lives. The Treehouse is such a place.


        • Albertus Magnus says:

          That is what the MSM says when they report part of a story under the pretense of reporting the news. We do NOT need INFLAMMATORY half-truths attacking ANYONE associated with the MAGA movement here.

          If the story had a good purpose and was not designed to just attack Trump’s children, then of course print the truth.

          Oldschool, you are like the people who defend teaching children about homosexuality and other perversions because they are “true”.

          Totally immoral and BB is NOT pro-Trump and Alex Jones is right about as often as a broken clock.

          QUIT DEFENDING BIGOTRY and trying to sound so high minded about it.


          • Oldschool says:

            Alburtis, you know NOTHING about me and are way out of line with your presumptions of what I stand for. Utterly bizarre and completely offensive. I prefer we come to a respectful agreement to not respond to each other’s post. Not in the least worthy of this site.


            • Albertus Magnus says:

              I would like to apologize to you because I took my anger at the FREQUENT attacks that BB launches on PDJT, his admin and his family. It sucks. And if people like that, I guess it is ok.

              However, consider this example. In October, they released a tape of Trump saying that “He just grabbed women by their .,…”. HE DID SAY THIS. IT WAS TRUE HE SAID THIS. HE ADMITTED IT.

              However, he also denied it ever happened, he said is was locker room talk and he apologized for it. Would it be appropriate or useful for posters to come here and repeat that comment over and over again, just because it was true making sure that to leave out the part about it being locker room talk and Trump saying it never happened? Of course not and that crap shouldn’t be posted here because it serves no real purpose except to get people pissed off.

              This isn’t just a place just for Truth (and, I guess, half-truths), it is also a REFUGE.

              The same anger many of you would feel if people came here FREQUENTLY to simply post that tape recording without the complete story, is how I feel when I see BB FREQUENTLY posting half-truths on their site to hurt PDJT.

              Simply shouldn’t happen and MAGA supporters, in my opinion, should oppose it strongly.


              • Jlwary says:

                I stopped going to BB for the very reasons you state. I take what they say with a grain of salt. Unless it’s Pollack–I think he is truthful.


  12. Gil says:

    Story on Sabine Durden in a local CA paper. The stories of victims of illegal aliens are always present, even the old ones.
    Build that wall.


    Liked by 3 people

  13. LULU says:

    We could get worried about this. Or we could take it as a sign that Mueller is being given enough rope to hang himself and his “special whatever” and will end up with a mass of conflict of interest problems.

    Special counselor adds former Preet Bharara prosecutor to Russia probe: Reports


    Not Preet himself, but Andrew Goldstein, his (now former) #1 prosecutor in New York.


  14. WSB says:

    My tinfoil hat may be really pointy tonight, but does anyone else notice that Marie Harf sounds as though she knows more about Obama attempting to shadow President Trump, to the extent that he is not caught by the Logan Act?

    Marie sounds as though she has been or is aware of premeditation by Obama. About one and a half minutes past the start of the clip.


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  15. budmc says:

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  16. Howie says:

    I wonder if there is a treatment for the Leftist Maddcow Disease. It has infected the entire CNN staff. It is spreading to other Leftist News Networks. Maybe quarantine?

    Liked by 1 person

  17. nimrodman says:

    AFFH Alert
    (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing)

    This topic fumes my cold anger to no end so I’m tipping you off.

    [An aside: Boy, you want to turn cold anger to a hot shooting war, just cut off civilized society’s ability to flee societal dysfunction (the so-called white flight) and you may just find they’ll decide they have no recourse but to stand and fight.]

    Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show today has a segment at about quarter-past-the-hour. I didn’t catch all the intro, but it had voice over video of Congress chamber with a couple of aides or congresspersons shuffling papers from one side to the other (just stock footage), but it looks like maybe there’s a new Congressional Bill that would prevent communities from resisting public housing / low-income housing projects in their communities.

    Not sure if there’s a new Congressional bill afoot, or progress or regression on an existing one or what. I’ll tune into the re-broadcast in 2-1/2 hours to try to catch it in entirety.

    Almost unwatchable as his guest talks over him incessantly (they really need to start using a mute button for that).

    Looked up a couple recent bills that have been introduced and they go the opposite way, protecting communities’ rights in resisting such house. But I don’t have the congress-nerd patience to dissect and report back the overall state of the issue, if anyone else can, that’d be hip. Here’s what I saw at a glance:

    Searching this site for “public housing” and accepting the “secret sauce” sort brings back a protective bill by GOP Gozar and Mike Lee at the top, that’s comforting but the 8% prognosis maybe isn’t

    H.R. 482: Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act of 2017
    S. 103: Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act of 2017

    but farther down there’s a bill by Keith Ellison I probably would like if I delved deeper
    H.R. 948: Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2017

    So I don’t know if a new bill is afoot or something happening with old bills, but I’ll tune in to catch that Tucker intro in awhile, would appreciate anyone more lucid to do the same and help summarize for us. Thanks.

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  18. sg says:

    this 4th of July has an entirely different feel about it. Trump’s historic Presidency, his love for the Nation and for freedom. the fact he is not politically correct and is in fact kick ass in so many ways.a real Fourth of July holiday!

    Liked by 5 people

  19. missmarple2 says:

    I found this on my Twitter feed and thought it was a bit prophetic:

    David‏ @Apostle_David

    The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy? Amos 3:8 http://tiny.cc/lrbo4x
    5:56 PM – 3 Jul 2017
    0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

    Liked by 3 people

  20. nimrodman says:

    Mods, will you please check spam bin for a post of mine on public housing / AFFH Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing? I forgot to copy it to text file before posting and it just disappeared into the ether, I suspect it’s in spam jail. Thx.

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  22. Mike says:

    Did you know that, according to leftist, that if you drink milk, and bunch of other stuff, too. it means you’re a Nazi?

    Liked by 2 people

  23. nwtex says:

    A second chance at life for Charles Payne’s wife
    Apr. 21, 2017

    ‘The Friend Zone’: FBN host reveals how family friends donated their deceased daughter’s heart to his wife, who badly needed a transplant – and gave her a new lease on life #Tucker


    Liked by 4 people

    • Oldschool says:

      I love Charles and wish his wife and family the best. Hubby said he heard charles today saying that his wife was teaching their 4 year old grandaughter to swim, so sounds like she is doing well.

      Liked by 2 people

    • NJF says:

      Oh my. I had no idea his wife had health issues.

      I had to turn Tucker off after the Tammy Bruce segment. Tucker seems to have lost his clue.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Oldschool says:

        It seems to me that while Tucker may support the Trump agenda, and sees the left as loons, he doesn’t really hold Trump in high regard. I don’t watch him anymore.

        Liked by 3 people

  24. amwick says:

    giggle snort!

    Liked by 4 people

  25. duchess01 says:

    No Ex-POTUS Has Ever Acted Like This On The International Stage

    Shadow President? Obama Meets With South Korean President To Discuss Trump

    Alex Pfeiffer
    The Daily Caller


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  26. NJF says:

    Really thought provoking. He has a way of getting to the heart of the matter.

    Much like everyone, especially SD, here at the Treehouse.

    He title reflects how we as a nation have forgotten what we’re all about, and what made us great.

    About 30 minutes.

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Mike says:

    New Study Shows Journalists Are Dumber Than Average

    Liked by 5 people

  28. Martin says:

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  29. budmc says:

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  30. Martin says:

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  31. blognificentbee says:

    Sundance, Adrem and anyone else that helps with the site,

    Is there a way to have a listing on the site (left side of page.?) where we can list our twitter names? I would like the make sure that I am following all Treepers. You must be very busy with many other tasks, but if you ever find yourself just sitting around twidling your thumbs….
    Thank you for all you do to make this the best place to hang out!

    Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Liked by 2 people

    • nimrodman says:

      Short of that, how about a grassroots work-around?

      We’ve already got Caturday and Cursday (Thursday for the dogs), how about Twitter Tuesday?

      Simply post on the open thread on Tuesday

      … or whatever the format is. Just search the Open Thread for the word “twittername” and it’d take you to first occurrence if someone posted. Then others could reply to that post and it’d keep them all in a block, easier for others to skip over that section of the thread.

      Every Tuesday, just check the Open Thread to see if there are any new ones you want to gather out. Copy-Paste into twitter and “follow”, I think that’d do it, no?

      Mods – sound off if you don’t like that solution. I just offer it as a workaround that doesn’t require any page re-design.

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  32. MaineCoon says:

    Below is the vid P45 references in his tweet. Shawn Steel was great. Lib was disgusting, as usual.

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6h6 hours ago
    Thank you to Shawn Steel for the nice words on @FoxNews.

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  33. Gil says:

    Hey Georgia, your SOS is a keeper!

    “For years, we have run our elections with little interest from the press. But during last year’s presidential election, everything changed with the news media’s obsession with Russian meddling.

    Now, we are bombarded with questions about election security from reporters on tight deadlines. Their questions often reflect a complete misunderstanding of voting systems and what safeguards are in place to keep them secure.

    As reporters chase stories to feed the 24-hour news cycle, they dilute facts and develop false narratives about Russian hacking and potential vulnerabilities in the system. The prevailing plot line is that states like Georgia can’t provide suitable security for elections.

    Many news media elite think federal oversight is the answer. Republican and Democratic secretaries of state disagree. A “critical infrastructure” designation is simply a big government power grab.”


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