August 6th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #199

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1,119 Responses to August 6th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #199

  1. waltherppk says:

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  2. LULU says:

    Liberal Anti-Trump Media Matters Goes All In for Embattled Gen. McMaster

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/06/liberal-anti-trump-media-group-goes-embattled-gen-mcmaster/

    More David Brock/George Soros shenanigans?

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    • They are trying to get Trumps base to split. They think if they support McMaster we will be anti McMaster. I’m not falling for it. I will be very curious to look at PAC expenditures in the near future to find out who is behind the strategy. Smart but not gonna work.

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      • waltherppk says:

        The phony Sessions “recusal” controversy is another blatant leftist Psychological Warfare attack that has even had its negative effect on the morale of many who should recognize that Psy-ops attack for what it is and not be mindf-#ked or deceived by ANY of it.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Exactly!
        Thank you…that’s what I’ve been thinking too.

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        • waltherppk says:

          Yes I reviewed the Sessions confirmation hearings when Grassley and others were questioning Sessions about conflicts of interest or bias that would make proper a recusal and specifically the Russia investigation and the Hillary Clinton investigation were both discussed and Sessions agreed there would be an ethical reason for recusal and said he would turn over such investigations to a deputy US attorney who was not conflicted. So all of this was known in advance of Sessions confirmation, known to Trump and known to everybody else. The nomination of Sessions could have been withdrawn at that point if it was thought that Sessions recusal would cause collateral problems that could not be managed by deputy US Attorneys. So the entire “recusal controversy” is 100% BOGUS.

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          • wheatietoo says:

            Yep.
            Sessions followed the Law.
            What a novel idea…following the Law!

            It sets the precedent.
            Now let’s apply that same ‘recusal criteria’ to all these other people!

            Justice Ginsberg.
            Robert Mueller…and all his hires.

            If Mueller doesn’t recuse, then Sessions could declare that the ‘recusal criteria’ has been nullified.

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          • mimbler says:

            Well, PDJT publicly stated he was surprised by the recusal and disappointed by it.

            Maybe he didn’t watch all the testimony? Maybe he didn’t think that someone would accept a job planning to not do the majority of it? I don’t really know, as I didn’t watch all the testimony, and don’t know how clearly Sessions stated he would recuse from all campaign matters and the russia investigation.
            I did hear the part where he said he would recuse from Clinton and clinton related matters. That part was clear.

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            • waltherppk says:

              I find it incredible that the Sessions confirmation hearings were not being monitored or that Sessions recusal would have been any surprise to anyone.

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              • mimbler says:

                I know; “fog of war” type communications maybe? PDJT had such a small skeleton crew at first.

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                • waltherppk says:

                  The same outcome would have occurred for any other campaign involved person being nominated for AG or other cabinet post. The Swamp resisted Sessions being appointed and it wasn’t a resistance done for show. Does anyone believe the La Raza bought and paid for open borders globalists wanted a pit bull against sanctuary cities set loose with 10,000 new ICE agents and a wave of deportaions? GET REAL everybody they The Swamp hate Sessions and the most hated by the opposition is EXACTLY who is needed for the dirty job.

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              • keebler AC ovfefe says:

                Sessions had a duty to tell Trump officially that he would recuse as per his hearing testimony. As a subordinate, you are not reliable if you go around assuming that your busy boss knows every detail about your planned action. It is your duty to keep who is planning to hire you abreast of any significant motions that would detrimentally affect him. The lack of direct communications with President Trump on this important detail signals a willing lack. He didn’t want to bring it up because Trump would hesitate to hire him – let’s call it what that lapse in communication is. Is it really so hard to believe? Sessions has ambition like everyone else, let’s not be naive. Was Trump such a disaster as a candidate that he needed a Sessions to give him credibility or did Trump already possess sufficient ideas about illegal immigration and the Wall to attract Session’s support? Trump didn’t go to him, Sessions went to find Trump. I’m sick also too as with everyone else suggesting that Trump was some nobody and Sessions was some one-trick pony that got him past the debates and primaries in the states put together.

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                • mswords000 says:

                  Excellent post.

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                • waltherppk says:

                  Trump is no stranger to lawyers and absolutely understands recusals and bias and conflict of interest. Proof of that is the remarks Trump made about the hispanic judge who was presiding over the lawsuit case involving Trump University, saying there was bias and unfairness because the judge was Mexican and resented Trump promising to build a wall.
                  Trump is an adult and had to know already there would be conflicts of interest that arise for any legal appointments of any sort for persons associated with the campaign, and likewise for appointments of whatever business associates. Recusal has similar aspects to divestiture from conflicting business interests, or placing assets in trusts, and Trump assuredly understands this “distancing” for having to essentially “recuse” himself from operation of his own company, whether it was actually required by law that he put that distance there or not.

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                • keebler AC ovfefe says:

                  Reposted wrong place.

                  If Sessions didn’t inform Trump about his minor Russia history then there is no conflict of interest in Trump’s assessment.

                  When did Sessions inform Trump about his minor Russia “entanglements” which would cause Sessions to recuse – before or during the hearing? We are to assume also that Trump knew Sessions was recusing from investigating Hitlery?

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              • mswords000 says:

                Or President Trump thought it was politically too late at that point (the hearings already happening) and President Trump was saying that Sessions should have told him before the nomination went public. We don’t know the details. What we do know with certainty is that President Trump said it was unfair that Sessions didn’t tell him and I go with that.

                I also heard the part in the hearings where Sessions said he would not be part of anything to do with Clinton. I did not hear him say in the hearings that he would not involve himself in anything to do with Russia and the Trump campaign, although I’ll take your word for it. Assuming that did happen, I think another possible explanation is that the WH was not necessarily monitoring every word Sessions said because at that point they would have had no reason to think Sessions needed to be monitored.

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                • keebler AC ovfefe says:

                  Excellent points too! Trump is not a bumbling fool who got lucky and happened to accomplish Herculean feats in just 100 days nevermind 6 months.

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                • mswords000 says:

                  Totally agree.
                  Also, your point that Sessions had a responsibility to have that conversation with his boss before doing anything is of critical importance. Sessions is the responsible person to make sure such an vital point was agreed to by his boss, President Trump. I’m starting to wonder is Sessions thinks like McCain, that is sort of like a co-equal to the President and that he really doesn’t have a boss.

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                • keebler AC ovfefe says:

                  Hubris from too many accolades giving the impression of equal status, which is unfortunate because in war no break in the line of command at such a high level is excusable. No one talks about how Trump had to reach out to his voters to put pressure on Sessions to do his job. It’s an unholy mess because AG thinks he’s in charge of the President while the Deputy AG is in charge of the AG.

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              • keebler AC ovfefe says:

                If Sessions didn’t inform Trump about his minor Russia history then there is no conflict of interest in Trump’s assessment. When did Sessions inform Trump about his minor Russia “entanglements” which would cause Sessions to recuse – before or during the hearing? We are to assume also that Trump knew Sessions was recusing from investigating Hitlery?

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                • waltherppk says:

                  Sessions denies there is any Russia involvement for him other than the routine occasional contacts and interactions. But the problem there would be that he can’t speak for others he would be tasked to investigate for their involvement, because they are his friends and associates from the campaign. There is where the conflict of interest arises, not because Sessions himself is the subject of any “Russia investigation” ….but the conflict requiring recusal would be there either way because the others to be investigated are his friends and associates.

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            • TPW says:

              dead in the water….he made himself impotent from ignorance of the party corruption….

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          • piper567 says:

            ppk…Praise God for reminding us of this little piece of sequential info.
            I am SO weary of the Session/recusal discussion.
            Thanks for putting this to bed.
            Next, we’ll hear Trump was not up to speed on Session’s testimony, ha!

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            • keebler AC ovfefe says:

              I wish you would read the thread from the beginning first before accusing the rest of starting up the recusal discussion. No one has the last word, as you suggest, if Trump is going to be slurred. I guess you’re suggesting Trump lied when he said he wished Sessions consulted with him first? I’m pretty certain Trump was astonished when he heard Sessions in the confirmation hearings was going to recuse from Hitlery and Russia at the same time. If he hadn’t followed the hearings, Sessions still had a responsibility to inform Trump directly and not assume Trump followed the hearing that moment. I would call that kind of assumption risky business.

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  3. waltherppk says:

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      • MaineCoon says:

        The Doc is next to Huma! Whoa. Never seen this pix. Wonder where doc is now? Wonder where Huma is? Weiner? Oh, that’s right. When’s he going to jail?
        Podesta. He should be in jail. He’s creepy. What a crew.

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    • waltherppk says:

      Obama’s Legacy of Corruption is the Swamp to be drained

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    • mireilleg says:

      There is plenty to pin on Hillary, nothing will stick to slick willie. He was impeached and still finished his term. He was not in gvt when collecting big fees for speeches, and he will have a legal out of the foundation. He did not know what was going on he was busy chasing skirts. And everybody will believe that, because you know it depends what the meaning of is is.

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      • waltherppk says:

        Slick Willie is up to his eyeballs in the Clinton Foundation money laundering and bribery, and that is what burns him as an accomplice.

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        • mireilleg says:

          You know that, I know that, but will it stick? I doubt it. Beside he might sell his wife to escape the law. And an after thought he looks really bad. He is done.

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          • waltherppk says:

            That may be why Trump has not ordered investigations of the Clintons, because it would be “overkill” done on both old gangstas who already have one foot in the grave and are no longer “players”…..unless they are too stupid to lay low and live out their days quietly.

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            • TPW says:

              How naive ….if he lets the clintons go….that vacuum will quickly be filled by the next generation of crooks…..

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            • MaineCoon says:

              I think this could be part of it too. Bubba is sick. What the heck does he have that he chews his tongue? And she’s got issues too and has a doc at her side. They might not last through the trials. Too much crime. Too many necessary trials. What a web they wove for 30-40 years.

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  4. youme says:

    Chicago’s war against ICE

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  5. youme says:

    Because the fear of mingling with white people is so great…

    The new Director of Multicultural Student Affairs at North Carolina State University recently pledged to create a segregated housing option for “women of color” only.

    Nashia Whittenburg, who was hired by NC State less than a month ago, shared her plans to create the housing option for female minority students in a university news release published Tuesday, adding that she plans to submit an official proposal for the housing option by February 2018.

    “Here is your opportunity to get some support and to deal with some of the microaggressions.” Tweet This

    “The point and purpose is if you are a Latina and you are an engineering major, with a very specific specialization, you may not ever see anybody who looks like you,” Whittenburg explained. “But when you come home, here is your opportunity to get some support and to deal with some of the microaggressions you might have had to deal with throughout your entire day when you’ve been at class.”

    While NC State already has two housing options for racial minorities—one exclusively for black males and another for Native American students—the school does not currently have one for female racial minority students, hence Whittenburg’s proposal.

    Executive Director of University Relations Fred Hartman told Campus Reform that NC State has 16 different “living and learning villages” for students, and while he claimed that the applications for each one are “open to any student,” he did not answer whether an applicant’s race would factor into admission decisions.

    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9538

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Yessir, and next up on the campus will be segregated water fountains, dining areas, and then classrooms. Smells like Jim Crow redux.
      Except that the Jim Crow laws were promulgated by DEMOCRATS. Wonder if Ms. Whittenburg is a Democrat? Wonder if she has ANY correct knowledge of Jim Crow? How about the late Sen. Robert Byrd (one of Hillary Clinton’s mentors)?

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      We have come full circle—–65 years ago they were screaming for integration !

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      • G. Combs says:

        “….65 years ago they were screaming for integration !”

        No they weren’t. Many of them were screaming to become a special privileged class not equals but betters.

        The new Affirmative Action inner city blacks that showed up in my dorm my sophomore year (1969) decided they wanted the dorm to themselves for their sorority since they were too darn lazy to work for a real sorority house. So they organized and planned acts of aggression (and thefts) towards all the whites in the dorm to drive us out… until they singled out my Roomie.

        When they started on her, I put a stop to it. Bullies back down to a show of force and I was very willing to start a race riot if need be to end the terrorizing these low lives were engaging in.

        Our dorm mother was a little white haired lady in her 70s and completely unable to cope. She was literally cowering in the corner where a couple of these girls had manuvered her while the main aggressors went after my roomie. She was dining hall monitor checking IDs and they wanted to bring in a bunch of unauthorized people to eat for free.

        (I really really HATE bullies since I was often the target from the time I was four.)

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    • Sherlock says:

      Have they demanded separate water fountains yet?

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    • MaineCoon says:

      This beats all. Blacks now want segregation? Reverse civil rights? Can someone draw a circle please.

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  6. georgiafl says:

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  7. waltherppk says:

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  9. mw says:

    Treepers, was reading magazine from my law school, an excellent law school with a national reputation. A liberal school. But still, nothing prepared me for a photo of the graduation ceremony with women wearing pussy hats, listening to an exec from Planned Parenthood (premeditated murderers).

    All the anti Trump garbage was offensive, but women surrendering their dignity like that, I mean, what did they work so hard in law school for?

    I know, lawyers have a bad rap, but some of us are true public servants who minister to our clients as well help guide them through a challenging legal process. A noble calling, when performed well.

    Nothing noble about identifying w your private parts while listening to a paid murderer when you are supposed to be celebrating a milestone. I’m horrified. And I’m not naive, heck, the race card was pulled on me when I went there in the 90’s! But I still got a great education and have remained proud that I went there.

    I guess I’m not done being shocked at the low depths liberal women can sink to. To think, women in the 70s protested for a right for women to be educated in any profession they chose. Somehow, I don’t think humiliating yourself publicly was what they had in mind.

    End rant!

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    • G. Combs says:

      I also went to a well known school with an excellent reputation in my field but after some of there latest stunts I will not even acknowledge I ever went there.

      And speak of discrimination against women…
      The counselor at that school switched my major from Chem Eng to Chemistry WITHOUT telling me or my parents. I didn’t figure out I was not taking ALL the correct courses until the end of my junior year and by then it was a bit late and way to expensive to correct the ‘mistake’.

      The median annual Chemist salary is $55,604, for, 2017
      Chemical Engineers earn a median salary of $97,360 per year.

      So that counselor cost me a heap of money over the years.

      Given that and working as a woman in industry, there is no way I have any sympathy for the idiot snowflakes whining about micro-aggressions and wearing pussy hats.

      I would like to drop the whole lot of them in Saudi Arabia or Africa for two years of REALITY Training.

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  10. Donna in Oregon says:

    After this Witch Hunt on President Trump’s campaign, Special Counsel Mueller should expand his Russia investigation to:

    Uranium One deal approved by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which included the Obama Administration members as follows:

    The members of CFIUS include the heads of the following departments and offices:

    Department of the Treasury (chair)
    Department of Justice
    Department of Homeland Security
    Department of Commerce
    Department of Defense
    Department of State
    Department of Energy
    Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
    Office of Science & Technology Policy

    The following offices also observe and, as appropriate, participate in CFIUS’s activities:

    Office of Management & Budget
    Council of Economic Advisors
    National Security Council
    National Economic Council
    Homeland Security Council

    The Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Labor are non-voting, ex-officio members of CFIUS with roles as defined by statute and regulation.

    Ref: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/foreign-investment/Pages/cfius-members.aspx

    And then expand to former President Bill Clinton’s $500,000 speech. Then look into all the deposits into the Clinton Foundation after CFIUS and the eventual 100% ownership of Russia:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446526/clinton-russia-ties-bill-hillary-sold-out-us-interests-putin-regime

    And then investigate the outside influence and monetary enrichment of the Podesta Group and Canada and how those entities coincide with Bill, Hillary and their Clinton Foundation.

    RUSSIA SCANDAL? INSIDE THE OBAMA-CLINTON URANIUM DEAL
    Hillary OK’d sale as cash flowed to foundation, Bill’s pockets

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/russia-scandal-inside-the-obama-clinton-uranium-deal/ which is linked to Russia, and can be expanded to Bill Clinton and his $500.000 speech to the Russian bank.

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    • mimbler says:

      Sarcasm?
      Mueller is not going to investigate anyone but Trump and his associates.

      Remember his investigation of obama’s IRS he was directed to do? He did nothing and he was the head of the FBI and directed to investigate.

      No way is he going to start investigating dems with his hand picked team of dem partisan hacks.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Oh sorry Mimbler I get lost in all the weeds of this stuff. Of course it was sarcasm. The Head of DOJ, AG Holder had to sign off, so Mueller would be investigating the AG he worked for. Huge Conflict of Interest.

        My point is the investigation of selling 20% of USA Uranium to Russia falls on the entire Obama admin. That was my point.

        So I guess the next logical step would be to see if any of those CFIUS members also profited financially (or otherwise) from this Uranium deal.

        This is entirely the Obama admin. so in order to investigate it the Special Counsel would have to be separate from that entire period of government from 2008 to Jan. 2017 to be unbiased. Also, a person that did not give money to the Obama admin. Conflict of interest free.

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  11. StormyeyesC says:

    a guy on reddits take on this:

    It’s all predicated on Gowdys comment about Comey. I believe that Gowdy knows every detail and is a billion steps ahead of the info we have. He asked Lynch if she ever used another email address LAST YEAR, and now we learned she did.
    Gowdy Says Comey will look better with time – Comey drops mention of lynch instructing him to call hillarys emails a matter out of thin air. Comey admits he leaked on purpose to trigger special counsel. Special counsel has free range on ANYTHING. They won’t find info on Trump because the obama government spied on him all election season.
    The wildcard is Mueller, where his heart is on this, but we have to admit that if Comey can get stalled by his DOJ who shut down the grand jury into Hillary, what do you think Eric Holder made Mueller do at Obamas direction?
    Obama owns the decision to stop the grand jury into Hillary and I’m sure he was directly involved in every decision that DOJ made with mueller as FBI head.

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  12. duchess01 says:

    Food for Thought – Great Video – Enthusiastic Crowd – The one thing that unites us is America!

    Donald Trump is keeping the lid on internal American violence and preventing civil war
    ADAM GARRIE
    TheDuran

    http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/08/donald-trump-is-keeping-the-lid-on-internal-american-violence-and-preventing-civil-war/

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    • janc1955 says:

      Really good read!

      “If the American left and neo-con right wants to vindicate every so-called right-wing conspiracy theorist, then remove Trump from office, if the American left and neo-con right wants to see what a Constitutionally “well armed militia” looks like, then remove Trump from office, if the American left and neo-con right wants to see what a genuine protest movement looks like, one that will easily spiral into a riot, then remove Trump from office.

      “Contrary to what some may feel, this piece is not an endorsement of Trump. It is a plea for those who have for too long said that ‘war is peace’ to avoid making the mistakes that will teach them what actual war looks like, in this case civil war. The liberals often mock Trump supporters for being ‘angry’….BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.”

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    • litenmaus says:

      Excellent article duchess.

      A wise, wise warning to the left…….BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.”

      #ICECOLDANGER

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  14. budmc says:

    Anybody got any info on this?

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  15. I am beginning to think that bannon is going down. If so get ready for a shit storm

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    • wheatietoo says:

      What makes you think this, Dave?

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      • Fe says:

        Was wondering the same. He and Preibus were at that big Cpac meeting earlier this year and seemed to be good buddies. Maybe he has been behind the McMaster smear? I dunno just throwing out random thoughts.

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        • Oldschool says:

          My thoughts too fe.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          I remember some talk last fall after the election, that Bannon & Jared were working on some sort of conservative media thing.

          Even if Bannon were to ‘leave’ the WH…it doesn’t necessarily mean a break away from Pres Trump.
          He would just be working outside the WH.

          I dunno if Bannon has hand in the McMaster smear.
          If he has…it needs to stop.

          Gen Kelly has laid down the law to all of them.
          “Stop the bickering. Get in early. Make an appointment.”

          If Bannon is smart, he will abide by that.

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    • Renfro says:

      Bannon is one of the few people I like in the Trump administration. However, I wouldn’t doubt he has leaked to BreitBart and others. I remember Scarramucci threatening to fire the entire staff– including Bannon. There have been rumors of Bannon being pushed out for months. Hasn’t happened yet. I don’t think it will happen. But only time will tell

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  16. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    Even Alan Dershowitz who sides with the Mueller counsel as being a witch hunt suggested that Rosenstein put himself at peril with providing a written confirmation to the President that he agrees Comey be discharged from FBI. Dershowitz felt that Rosenstain had mal-advised the President in firing Comey. Interesting, Dershowitz is probably right because Comey would have been investigated by special counsel not Trump had he retained his job as FBI Director. The trio of Comey, Rosenstain and Mueller are buzzards and scavengers picking over Comey, their own dead meat. They are attempting to frame the president thusly since Comey knew he was carcass already. Disgusting.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Lynch-Clinton-Comey colluded to hide misdeeds from the public…and affect an election.
      Obstruction of Justice, bigtime.

      Lynch committed perjury when she lied about having “no other email” addresses.

      The felonies are stacking up.
      I hope AG Sessions is making a list.

      And Lynch should have recused herself from any matters pertaining to the Clintons…since she was a longtime friend of theirs.

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  17. NJF says:

    Evil, evil, evil.

    Evidently she is a younger black woman with a huge following. She went off the plantation and that will not be allowed. Similar to Milo.

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  18. winky says:

    Love this…did not know this was part of PTrump’s immigration overhaul plan.

    https://www.infowars.com/trump-no-welfare-to-migrants-for-first-5-years/

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