July 9th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #171

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938 Responses to July 9th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #171

  1. PDQ says:

    Great explanation about the Marine, his hat, and why he was not saluting:

    Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

    Good morning my fellow Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children! I must wake you up with a little rant after reading the idiotic comments of the “never Trump” crowd and liberals over our Awesome President returning the US Marine’s Cover after the wind caught it and blew it off his head (twice).
    First, it’s not a “Hat”, it’s a Cover. I know most of you don’t know proper Military terms, especially when it relates to our uniforms. Being that we are a Veteran owned brand and social media community, I am taking the liberty to educate the few of you.
    Second, all Marines, Soldiers, basically anyone in our armed forces are prohibited from the Salute without their Cover. That’s the end of that, no more if’s or buts, it’s part of our uniform code and regulations. These Marines who are assigned to the most important security detail in our Armed Forces have the highest bearing. It’s a discipline Marines must master to overcome stressful situations and challenges and hold their composure even when the world is falling apart around them.
    Third, (hope this triggers the snowflakes) our 45th President Donald Trump has not only shown massive respect by going out of his way to pick up the Cover from the ground, but retrieves it a second time with a sense of urgency. Nothing was more important than our Marine missing his Cover. He didn’t send someone to pick it up, he went after it himself, clearly showing his love and respect for our Armed Forces… especially our Marines.
    Last, because our President Donald Trump took it upon himself to return one Marine’s Cover not once but twice – at this point it became a logical and common sense assessment. It was enough to then board the helicopter and continue his trip to the next important visit. He did not have to salute the second Marine for the simple fact that wind conditions did not permit it. The Air Force Aide de Camp was also hurrying him along. When you’re on the flight line, things can get complicated if you don’t stick to schedules.
    After fetching one Marine’s Cover twice, saluting the second Marine under the heavy wind to fetch another Marines Cover for the 3rd time would have been stupid. Our President went beyond the call of duty to show his respect for his Marines. It was something you could never expect from Obama, especially after having his Marine security detail hold umbrellas.Our 45th President loves our Armed forces and especially the Marines that guard him. Nothing else can be said about that: he shakes their hand, he gives them verbal and physical assurance that they are doing an excellent job.
    Semper Fidelis, Mr President Donald J. Trump


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  2. LULU says:

    This Michael Weiss piece from a September 2016 Daily Beast tells us why the kerfuffle over the meeting arranged for the Russian lawyer with some Trump people could get very interesting. This explains why she was here (representing her clients, a Russian company under assault by U. S. Attorney Preet Bharara) and how her involvement in the Russian orphan adoption situation could have been the topic of the Trump meeting. She’d have been lobbying anyone she could get her hands on.


    Bharara’s jurisdiction derives from where the U.S. government says some of this ill-gotten money wound up on American soil, via the Prevezon holding company. The U.S. Attorney demanded that Pavlov present himself at 40 Foley Square and bring with him any and all non-privileged correspondence with Dmitry Klyuev, as well as with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer defending the family that legally owns Prevezon. (Pavlov’s lawyers, when contacted by The Daily Beast, refused to comment on whether or not their client actually turned up in court yesterday.)
    “The United States Of America vs. Prevezon Holdings Ltd” has at times resembled the Showtime series Billions as guest-scripted by Ian Fleming.(Snip)

    Finally, Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian counsel for the Katsyv family, who herself spent two $1,000 nights in lavish comfort at the Plaza after her client had been deposed, was shown to be involved in a Kremlin lobbying effort to kill the next iteration of the Magnitsky Act, the 2012 law that aims to deny visa entry to any Russian officials identified as part of the Klyuev Group or its accomplices, and to freeze whatever assets they may have in the United States.
    She also heads up a newly-registered Delaware NGO known euphemistically as the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative Foundation. Its objective seems to be cancelling the Magnitsky Act as part of a quid pro quo arrangement for the Kremlin’s cancellation of a controversial and retaliatory ban on American adoption of Russian orphans.

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    • Ad rem says:

      You were in the bin…. 😦

      Liked by 1 person

      • LULU says:

        I had a hunch that might have happened. I am incredibly patient, Ad rem. Sometimes. 🙂

        This has the potential to be another juicy backfire of a story. More now from the NYT:

        In a statement on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. said he had met with the Russian lawyer at the request of an acquaintance. “After pleasantries were exchanged,” he said, “the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information.”

        He said she then turned the conversation to adoption of Russian children and the Magnitsky Act, an American law that blacklists suspected Russian human rights abusers. The law so enraged President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia that he retaliated by halting American adoptions of Russian children.

        “It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting,” Mr. Trump said.

        Rather than a smoking gun, this appears to be one of those toy ones that has a flag that pops out when one pulls the trigger.


        Liked by 11 people

        • LULU says:

          Once again a url posted shows up as an actual screen shot. Not my intention. Happened the other day to a poster who wanted to put up a url to material on Reddit.

          Liked by 1 person

        • jeans2nd says:

          Luv ya, lulu, but –

          “The president’s legal team said Saturday they believe the entire meeting may have been part of a larger election-year opposition effort aimed at creating the appearance of improper connections between Trump family members and Russia that also included a now-discredited intelligence dossier produced by a former British intelligence agent named Christopher Steele who worked for a U.S. political firm known as Fusion GPS.”

          “The connection drawn by the president’s lawyers between Veselnitskaya and Fusion GPS comes from a letter this spring by the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, who disclosed that Fusion GPS also provided litigation support in the Prevezon case.”

          Now remember that Our POTUS fired Bharara. Taken in light of the facts in the Circa article, the NY Times article is Fake News, with unsourced possibly classified leaks. The Daily Beast article is just information. yes?

          Liked by 7 people

        • Howie says:

          Trump Son helps old lady across the street.

          NYT… Trump Son puts old lady in danger in New York traffic encourages jaywalking. Almost gets her run over.

          Liked by 9 people

          • jeans2nd says:

            oh well done, sir

            Liked by 1 person

          • Floridagal says:

            So tired of these miscreants attacking our President and his family. I thought once we won the election everyone would go back to business as usual with some minor ups and downs. Boy was I naive. Every single day there is something new to slander, attack him. And to think he did this for no other reason but to help us and our country. This is totally insane. I no longer watch TV other than watch those who support him. I wish our Lord would just drop some big time whoop a$$ on these lowlifes. But alas we must continue to persevere and endure.

            Liked by 6 people

          • webgirlpdx says:

            Kind of like the headline for the Marines’ hat (cover) story. “Trump Breaks Wind. Knocks Off Marine’s Hat”……

            Liked by 2 people

        • webgirlpdx says:

          Que up another assault on President Trump’s family. Jared, Ivanka, Eric, Barron and now Don Jr.


          Liked by 2 people

  3. Howie says:

    The Sooper Dither is on for the Summer. Dithering and Slithering to the Season of the Loot.
    Republicans voice growing doubts on U.S. healthcare bill’s fate

    Liked by 1 person

    • CheeseHead says:

      Not even the pathetic STUPID party (hereafter known as the TRAITOR party) can promise something for seven years then DO NOTHING when they get all the power. Hopefully President Trump forms his own party after the GOP’s death in Nov 2018.


  4. jim says:

    “New meta-analysis has emerged from a document published today by an independent researcher known as The Forensicator, which suggests that files eventually published by the Guccifer 2.0 persona were likely initially downloaded by a person with physical access to a computer connected to the internal DNC network. The individual most likely used a USB drive to copy the information. The groundbreaking new analysis irrevocably destroys the Russian hacking narrative, and calls the actions of Crowdstrike and the DNC into question.”


    Liked by 4 people

    • mimbler says:

      Interesting article. I’d be interested in some of our more computer literate people discussing whether it makes sense. It did to me, but I’m sure I could be snowed by a good IT person,


      • JAS says:

        The article and the data presented makes perfect sense. The based on the file time stamps, the file transfer rate is too fast for an over the internet copy, and right in the Goldilocks zone of a local area network and a thumb drive transfer rates (quoted at ~23MBs / second). A fast commercial internet connection of ~ 60 to 100Mb /second (megabits not megabytes) is much slower in comparison, around 7MBs / second max.

        Liked by 2 people

      • JohnP says:

        It makes sense, the Justice Dept. states it clearly in their training manual.

        “Metadata – Data, frequently embedded within a file, that describes a file or directory, which can include the locations where the content is stored, dates and times, application specific information, and permissions.”

        FORENSIC EXAMINATION OF DIGITAL EVIDENCE: A GUIDE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2004. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.

        Metadata is the reason the DNC servers couldn’t be given to the FBI.

        Liked by 2 people

    • LULU says:

      That person may well have been the late Seth Richards.

      Liked by 6 people

    • flowerbelle says:

      I was just going to post this but decided to do a quick check beforehand.
      For the life of me, I do not understand how between this and the G-2 Space information are not the headlines. It’s all being covered up. Where is the White House?


    • Howie says:

      It was a Berniebot leak, not a hack. The whole scheme is a steaming pile of…

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Lucille says:

    Delingpole: #CNNBlackmail Is the Best Thing Since Trump Got Elected

    “Indeed, it may be one of the greatest moments in the history of the internet.”


    Liked by 2 people

  6. Scotty19541 says:

    Well, the libtards are in a full blown panic/assault today out on the enemy site comments boards. They have no facts and no real points so it is 90% vileness towards PDJT. I stayed as long as I could and dropped red pills all over the place but they are being unusually vile today so I finally gave up. Not that I ever expect to turn any of them around it is just usually a lot of fun watching their pathetic heads explode! LOL…. God Bless President Donald J. Trump and MAGA!!

    Liked by 7 people

    • TPW says:

      you can’t cure stupid or the clinically insane………..


      • dilonsfo says:

        Yes, there comes a point with a rabid dog that there are no other solutions and you just have to “put it down” because it endangers everyone in it’s path.


    • fedback says:

      You are fighting the good fight, Scotty.
      I spent some time myself on the Guardian comment section. Just correcting the latest Fake News.
      Got many upvotes when I pointed out that Ivanka was the driving force behind the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at the G20. And pointed out the hypocrisy of the Guardian when they claim they support gender equality while at the same time smearing Ivanka Trump.
      The truth shall set you free

      Liked by 1 person

    • Eric Kennedy says:

      It’s important that EVERYONE here spend a few minutes each day pushing back. We’re engaged in a propaganda war.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Deb says:

      A lot of people are lurking in com boxes, and many of them are sensing something isn’t quite right. The red pills you scatter may just wake up a few of them.


    • blognificentbee says:

      You are brave, Scotty. Thanks reporting from behind the lines. Fresh red pills on their way – in the form of POTUS tweets!


  7. nwtex says:

    TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’ Slips Again in Week 4
    June 26, 2017 ( I couldn’t find ratings for last week)

    “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” continued its downward trajectory in the Sunday overnight ratings, with the new NBC newsmagazine slipping to a new low in both the key demo and total viewers. Meanwhile, Fox fell to an average of less than 1 million viewers on a rerun-dominated night.



    sunday night‏Verified account @sundaynighton7 15h

    We’re taking a break this Sunday as the @HouseRulesOn7 finalists go head-to-head in the season finale! We’ll see you next week!
    – 9 Jul 2017

    Liked by 4 people

  8. budmc says:

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  9. Howie says:

    GOP is fixing Ocare….

    Liked by 3 people

    • ALEX says:

      Here is the story…Payne says she is a liar from other sources, although admits to an affair..


      Liked by 1 person

      • Sandra-VA says:

        I thought the affair became public last year because I could have sworn that Charles was making apologies for it.

        Anyway, after reading a couple of those leaked emails, she is totally out of order with her current claims. She is nothing but a ho.

        Liked by 5 people

        • amber says:

          Do you have a link to the leaked emails?


        • nwtex says:

          Yes, he did apologize, Sandra.

          From what I see – so far- all I have to say about “these females”, and I am one is =ugh!”

          Fox Host Charles Payne Suspended After Sexual Harassment Accusation

          7/07/2017 -snipped-
          Fox Business Network suspended host Charles Payne Thursday night after political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes accused him of sexual harassment.

          Payne admitted to having an affair from 2013 to 2016 with Hughes, a former CNN employee who was often a guest on Fox News. Hughes is married. He made a statement to the National Enquirer Wednesday, apologizing to his family and friends.

          The sexual harassment allegations came after Hughes went to Fox News’ law firm and accused Payne of misconduct, saying that he snubbed her after she tried to end the affair in 2015. She told her lawyer that she continued the affair “because she believed he would help her chances of landing a position at the network,>/b>” according to LA Times’ sources. She alleges that Payne threatened unfavorable consequences if she did not acquiesce.

          Now Hughes is targeting Payne, arguing that her appearances on the network declined remarkably after she ended their relationship.

          Payne’s attorney, Neal Pavel, said that Payne “categorically denies” committing any kind of sexual harassment.

          Payne admitted to having an affair from 2013 to 2016 with Hughes, a former CNN employee who was often a guest on Fox News. Hughes is married. He made a statement to the National Enquirer Wednesday, apologizing to his family and friends.



      • blognificentbee says:

        Wow! If that Article is true news, hen my only question is…who is the nationally syndicated radio show host????

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Howie says:

    The time haz come to disband the FBI and CIA. They are doing more harm than good. Nobody trusts them.


  11. budmc says:

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Gee, now the Pope talking about “distorted vision of the world.”? Did they remove the mirrors at The Vatican?

      Liked by 4 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Francis has embraced all the leftist agenda mandates from anti-capitalism to open borders.

      Liked by 5 people

      • farmhand1927 says:

        Let’s see…Little Marco warns against trying to get along with Russia, Lindsey Grahmanesty agrees, so do a host of Dims and Repub’s in Congress, all the media agrees, now the Pope.

        Looks like Obama has put in a busy weekend working the phones.

        Not a peep from the Republican Party when Hillary pulled off the uranium heist with Russia. Nary a word when Obama promised the Russians more flexibility after he was reelected.

        Now that we have a Republican President, all of a sudden RINO’s are screeching like a pack of rabid hyenas. What are they so mad about? The cease fire in Syria? The possibility of working with Russia to prevent NK from nuking half the world?

        President Trump never, ever has said he TRUSTS Putin. He said he believes there’s some progress to be made in working with them on some issues.

        If he sells them a bunch of our uranium under cover, would that make you fools in the Congress and media happy?

        Liked by 10 people

    • Lucille says:

      He should focus on being a prime witness to faith in Jesus Christ and preaching the Good News. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” – Mark 16:15

      The Gospel, which means Good News, is “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” – I Corinthians 15:3-4

      Liked by 4 people

      • joanfoster says:

        Francis might do as you suggest Lucille if he honestly had experienced any tenants of the faith that you write about. You can’t preach what you don’t know.

        Liked by 1 person

      • farmhand1927 says:

        Thank you, Lucille. You are spot on.

        This Pope should move to Hollywood. He acts like some of the washed up cronies there.

        Every once in awhile, one of them polishes off one too many bottles of wine out by the pool and decides to critique foreign and domestic policy, assuming the world desperately awaits their opinions.

        Wasn’t it Babs Streisand that blurted out yesterday that President Trump is a ‘Fake President’? Wow, such intellectual prowess, there Barbara. Then there was Rosie O’Donnell throwing in with Bashar in Syria in response to the cease fire. Has-Been Rosie is a real expert in mideast policy, right?

        They are all a big joke, a pathetic gaggle of over privileged, out of touch, ignorant, hateful obstructionists. Typical Hillary voters.

        Liked by 3 people

      • piper567 says:

        I believe the Pope is doing a great job of affirming the suspicion he is a plant.
        I am not RC, but I do believe Benedict’s strength was not anything the NWO was interested in having promoted. Plus, he is really a smart guy, no disrespect intended. Benedict and Francis are preparing their paths to eternity, and I think maybe Francis is in for a bit of a surprise. I completely concur with Lucille’s comment, above; When his job description was handed out, he picked up the wrong paper.
        And, with hrc’s election in the offing, + TTP, + The Paris Accords, all was going “their” way.
        Why not take this golden opportunity to weaken the faithful?
        I’ll remove my tinfoil hat about now.


    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      I do not support this individual


  12. Howie says:

    It is now beyond fake news. We are in the realm of outright poppycock.
    synonyms: nonsense · rubbish · claptrap · balderdash · blather · moonshine · garbage · rot · tripe · jive · hogwash · baloney · drivel · bilge · bunk · eyewash · piffle · [more]

    Liked by 1 person

    • JustSomeInputFromAz says:

      I disagree, most of the Swamp Media have been engaged in:

      noun: sedition; plural noun: seditions
      conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
      synonyms: rabble-rousing, incitement to rebel, subversion, troublemaking, provocation;

      Liked by 5 people

  13. budmc says:

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  14. JohnP says:

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that more than 500 officials have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office earlier this year, according to data posted online.


    Trump has got this.

    Liked by 12 people

  15. sgtrok13 says:


  16. sgtrok13 says:


    • jeans2nd says:

      Mark Levin IS a thought crime. Strike that. Mark Levin IS a crime.
      Luv the ThoughtCrime Resistance FB post, tho, thank you for that.


  17. yucki says:

    Transl. fr the German: Lawyer for blackblock revolutionaries says “please destroy, just not my street”


    Liked by 1 person

  18. MaineCoon says:

    Interesting poll on RT.com

    RT asks
    First Putin-Trump face-to-face meeting will:

    26% – Considerably improve bilateral relations
    45% – Not change anything due to pressure on the US leader back home
    23% – Bring some rapprochement, but not on key stumbling blocks
    6% – Bring disaster. They secretly loathed each other.



  19. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Paul Joseph Watson (warning language alert) speaking about Clooney moving back to USA for safety reasons! Lol.
    We need to start a HypocriteClooney meme war.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. CheeseHead says:

    First shot across the bow fired at pathetic GOP senate.by POTUS LIkely many more in coming days…

    Liked by 8 people

  21. Lucille says:

    Putin on Meeting Trump: ‘Trump on TV is very different than the real person’

    Liked by 4 people

  22. Sandra-VA says:

    Everyone, you need to check out the updates with regard to who Guccifer 2.0 really is:


    Lots more info has been added and it is now pointing to Crowdstrike!

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Martin says:

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  24. Martin says:

    Liked by 7 people

    • Howie says:

      His tweets make me feel like a French Underground soldier listening to BBC during the German occupation in WW2 waiting for Le Invasion. Jean has a long moustache.

      Liked by 5 people

    • dilonsfo says:

      The difference between McCain, Graham and others and President Trump: They love listening to themselves and President Trump listens to others.


  25. yucki says:

    Macron fertilizes all of Burgundy

    Liked by 3 people

  26. yucki says:

    Migrant to Germany warns Germans about mass migration

    Liked by 2 people

    • yucki says:

      Transcript of the above with a note:
      “African immigrant Serge Menga expresses contempt for his adopted country’s abject capitulation to the flood of ‘refugee’ invaders.

      According to the translator, Mr. Menga’s completely fluent German and his method of expression indicate that he is being sarcastic. His ironic diatribe is intended to alert Germans to the foolish mistake they have made with respect to mass immigration.”

      Goodbye, Germany!


      Liked by 1 person

  27. NJF says:

    Amazing story.

    Mercer Island teen calls Defense Secretary for interview | KING5.com


    Mattis is the man!

    Sent from my iPhone

    Liked by 6 people

  28. georgiafl says:

    Germany is going full steam ahead – 300,000 refugees in 2017:

    Liked by 1 person

    • Oldschool says:

      What is the end game here?

      Liked by 1 person

      • georgiafl says:

        Angela’s army to conquer Europe – 4th Reich or 3rd Reich revived?


      • Grandma Covfefe says:



      • Binkser1 says:

        Destruction of western culture and returning the world to feif/serfdom days. The “elites” are using 3rd worlders to destroy the West leading to chaos and destruction. Then they can swoop in and take power.As history has shown, it is easier to dominate and rule 3rd worlders than Westerners who have historically stood up to tyrants. Unfortunately a large amount of Western, especially European, men have been feminized and taught to hate themselves and their culture. It’s all about elites wanting all the power and the west stands in their way


  29. Howie says:

    Our good President has a major edge over the Swampers. He know what they are going to do. They do not know what he is going to do.

    Liked by 5 people

  30. jeans2nd says:

    Not certain what to think about this one.

    Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet amid likely Gaza shakeup

    “relations between Egypt and Hamas appear to have recently thawed.”

    “Officials close to Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian leader met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to seek clarifications on what appears to be an emerging power-sharing agreement between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and an exiled Abbas rival, former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan.”

    “Under the deal — parts of which have been confirmed by other parties involved — Hamas would retain control over Gaza’s security, while Dahlan would eventually return to Gaza and handle its foreign relations.”

    “el-Sissi was also expected to tell Abbas that he was welcome to play a senior role in Gaza.”

    More at AP link.

    Liked by 2 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      I’m thinking that this is a direct result of the Alliance that was formed during Pres Trump’s visit to KSA.

      But of course the AP doesn’t mention that at all.
      That’s because the AP is a rabid leftist outfit that would never admit that Pres Trump is doing great things.

      One of the big things agreed upon in that Alliance, was to immediately cut off all funding to ‘militant extremist’ groups…terrorist groups…like Hamas.

      With their money getting cut off, Hamas is now trying to make nice and figure out new ways for their economy to survive.

      Liked by 4 people

  31. Southpaw says:

    Wow FBI says Comey’s notes to contain classified information. Guess he’ll have to change that testimony, too.


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