January 14th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #360

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1,361 Responses to January 14th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #360

  1. Dora says:

    Look who is running! Yikes!

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  2. Publius2016 says:

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  3. DanO64 says:

    I’m still trying to catch up with all the open threads going on. Lots happening. Thanks Spartacus. Hi Ben.

    Liked by 1 person

    • wheatietoo says:

      Spartacus was killed, crucified for his defiance.
      He was a hero, yes, but he was doomed to die tragically.

      I don’t like to think about that happening to our President.
      So I cringe when I see you call him “Spartacus”, DanO…please don’t jinx our President by calling him that.

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      Seems some people like to link President Trump to the great men of human history. And maybe that’s okay to bring contrast to what PDJT is doing for a measure. However, in my opinion our President is re-writing our modern history, as did the greats in their time.

      Therefore, our warrior president will have his own place in history and a recognizable name, such as The Donald and our generations to come will instantly know the man, as they do Spartacus, Leonidas’, Hercules, Sampson, Alexander, Patton, MacArthur, Richard the Lionheart, the Boii, and the Scythians.

      We should become PDJT’s Audie Murphy’s for America.

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  4. Dora says:

    She is right. Before he ran for president Donald Trump was celebrated in the black community. Sharpton, Jackson, etc. were all his friends. Now they have turned against him viciously! Except for Alveda King. She is a kind and decent person.

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  5. cheekymeeky says:

    #RuhRoh. I forgot about these other “Muh Russia” investigations.

    “The FBI’s Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to identify the people behind breaches of the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems, the officials said. Those breaches, in 2015 and the first half of 2016, exposed the internal communications of party officials as the Democratic nominating convention got underway and helped undermine support for Hillary Clinton.

    The Pittsburgh case has progressed furthest, but Justice Department officials in Washington believe there is not enough clear evidence yet for an indictment, two of the sources said.

    Meanwhile the bureau’s San Francisco office is trying to identify the people who called themselves “Guccifer 2” and posted emails stolen from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s account, the sources said. Those emails contained details about fundraising by the Clinton Foundation and other topics.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-cyber/u-s-inquiries-into-russian-election-hacking-include-three-fbi-probes-idUSKBN15X0OE

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    • Howie says:

      They should check at Langley.

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    • Cameraman says:

      “Meanwhile the bureau’s San Francisco office is trying to identify the people who called themselves “Guccifer 2” and posted emails stolen from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s account…”

      There was a lot of hacking going on (some of it fake) and the scum media likes to conflate all these so that your brain thinks it was all down to one evil Russian – or maybe two. In fact precisely ZERO hacks have anything to do with Russia (but it is true that Russia are constantly trying to hack into government systems just like we are trying to hack into theirs). But I digress.

      Guccifer 2 was a smokescreen created by the DNC and ‘leaks’ linked to this phony hacker were pretty lightweight stuff. This fake hack may also be (probably is) linked to the phony Russian dossier and criminal activity by the Obama crew. These emails/docs were not sent to Wikileaks because it would be obvious it was a fake hack and Assange would have exposed the fraud.

      The original Guccifer (not Russian) is the one who accidentally uncovered Crooked Clinton’s criminal private server through her messages to Sid Blumenthal’s account. These emails were sent to and published by Wikileaks.

      https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/

      Podesta’s emails were released through a completely different way. Podesta gave the hackers his password through a phishing email and his emails were sent to and eventually published by Wikileaks. On the Podesta email Assange said:

      “We can say, we have said, repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.”

      https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/

      The OTHER DNC leak. The really damaging one is the huge email/document dump sent to and published by Wikileaks from (very likely) Seth Rich.

      https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/

      The scum media are trying desperately to re-write history. As with everything else these treacherous creatures attempt, they will fail.

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    • mikgen says:

      @cheekymeeky

      Great that you posted this article, but it is totally confusing, and in the end I am certain that is not I who am confused but these idiotic reporters who do not seem to be able to get a single fact correct. (See also post by @Cameraman just below!).

      The DNC-hack (that probably was not a hack but a leak) was accredited to an anonymous hacker calling himself Guccifer 2.0 who sent mails to Wikileaks and news media. Guccifer 2.0 then claimed he had hacked the Clinton Foundation, and again released mails to media outlets. However, that was apparently a hoax.

      The Podesta hack has never been accredited to Guccifer 2.0. Podesta’s mails were hacked (due to extremely lax computer security) and leaked to Wikileaks, who posted them on their website early October 2016.

      In short Reuter’s has mixed up the two “hacks” – one just hope that it is not the FBI who has done the same. But these days anything can happen!

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  6. Dora says:

    Does the FBI ever tell us the truth?

    ====
    FBI Hid Vegas Gunman’s Personal Email that Suggests He May Have Had Help and Was Running Guns
    Newly released search warrants prove the FBI is not telling the truth about not knowing details of Stephen Paddock’s background, especially his gun running.
    https://truepundit.com/fbi-hid-vegas-gunmans-personal-email-suggests-may-help-running-guns/

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    • Oldschool says:

      LV is outrageous, but this is Trump’s FBI and on Trump’s watch. Waiting for the truth from Trump.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        “…this is Trump’s FBI” …?

        Pres Trump didn’t hire this agent Aaron Rouse that is in charge of this case.
        Rouse is a holdover from previous administrations.

        Our President is not a dictator, he can’t just fire everybody there without good cause.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Sorry wheatie, disagree. We can’t have it both ways.

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          • wheatietoo says:

            I’m not trying to “have it both ways”.
            It’s the truth…Potus can’t just fire everybody that’s a holdover.

            If he interferes with an investigation, that would be declared “obstruction of justice”.
            The Dems would love that.

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            • Oldschool says:

              Answer one question please wheatie. Do you believe that Trump does not know what really happened in LV?

              If you believe that and that our LE/IC is keeping information from our POTUS or giving him misinformation, than, as a people, we are in grave danger. If you believe POTUS knows the truth, which I believe, than I go back to my original statement, “waiting for the truth from Trump”. No need to hijack that simple statement into the employment policies of the government.

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              • Bull Durham says:

                Trump knows what happened at the Twin Towers, at Dallas, at LV, and Benghazi. But that doesn’t mean he can blowup the whole nation because he knows.

                His job is to fix America not blow it up.
                So be patient.
                His practice in construction of some of his buildings was to skin the exterior of an existing building, then gut it to the steel girders and beams, and then rebuild it from inside out into a marvelous, beautiful, revenue success of a project.

                MAGA. He’s doing that with America.

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                • You’ve brought the Trump magic to life, Bull.

                  Exactly what we can expect from his Government Renovation Project.

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                • As in any Renovation, every layer you peel away reveals ugly surprises that take time and money for world-class renovators to fix.

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                • Your Tour Guide says:

                  Bull:
                  With all his knowledge, Trump realizes something else. The mindset
                  of much of the American electorate. They already believe that everything
                  connected to the government is corrupt. They can’t do anything about it,
                  and they are resigned to just go about their own business, not get involved.

                  Trump’s monumental task is to show that the corruption, the protected
                  class literally getting away with murder will stop. Punishments will be
                  doled out in accordances with the crimes. And, wealth and power won’t
                  be taken into account.

                  To do this, it will have to happen in seeming dribs and drabs. A little
                  arrest here, and indictment there. We, the electorate have a job in this,
                  however. We need to be the ones paying attention to what’s going on.
                  When you start seeing background occurences going on, start giving
                  a heads up to others similarly involved. And tell them to pass the word
                  along. It’s up to us to read some into what is being done behind the
                  scenes. If something literally huge is happening and the press is trying
                  to smother it, then it’s our job to get the word out to everyone possible.
                  If it’s common knowledge, they eventually have to cave in to save face.

                  If all the arrests and possible jailings all happened at once, the idiots
                  would think that tyranny was occurring. The underinformed wouldn’t
                  be able to process it, unless they did a dance tribute to it on
                  “Dancing with the stars”. Others would be simply too overwhelmed
                  with the sheer complexity of it. Our job is to participate in understanding
                  it, and coming up with out own, simplest ways possible of explaining
                  it to others. Once that happens, many will see it’s safe to participate
                  in their government, and start doing so.

                  I’m posting something later on the open forum relating to electorate
                  apathy and what needs to be addressed to change it.

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              • wheatietoo says:

                “Answer one question please wheatie. Do you believe that Trump does not know what really happened in LV?”

                I think he probably knows more than we do.
                But it’s not his place to release what he knows, before an investigation is over.

                He would be accused of “jeopardizing an ongoing investigation” if he did that.

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                • David A says:

                  Trump is fighting a civil war in all government agencies, a 3 trillion dollar a year enterprise full of corruption and waste.

                  I have struggled to change the culture of one or two divisions of a 600 million dollar enterprise, less then .0001 per cent the size of the what Trump is doing.
                  Trump has to line up all the players, all the evidence, and all courts before he moves. Those moves are just beginning.

                  Trump hinted that Vegas is a huge story. I would not be surprised if the evidence against the black hats in that investigation is being compiled as we speak.

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            • Albertus Magnus says:

              No point arguing with those who don’t care to listen, Wheatie. For some, it is always more fun to blame PDJT or his administration even if they like to come across as MAGA while doing it.

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          • Kintbury54 says:

            Well then, you must not be aware that Mueller is investigating Trump over the Comey firing and wanting to charge him with obstruction. Can you imagine fifty cases of obstruction if Trump fired the people who need firing?

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          • Tegan says:

            Both ways? Get real…POTUS is limited by law on what he can do. What part of that cab’t You understand! Frustration…yes, by all of us but reality is part of the scenario.

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        • “(President) Trumps FBI?” No agency or department in Washington can be called “Trumps ‘“ . Congress went Democrat in 2006, then it was Congress and President until 2010 . Then administratively “Chicagofied” for 8years. Government agency employment has been a job to be looked upon as winning the lottery for life including obscenely fat pensions. For ten years democrat-loving boot lickers have viciously protected their cushy feet-on-the-desk jobs and dreams of royalty retirements. These people are entrenched Never Trumpers that will do anything to stop MAGA. Threaten their jobs.? They’ll go ‘postal’…realistically. It is going to take a very BigUgly to flush them out. My opinion.

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          • Oldschool says:

            Grave danger

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          • Albertus Magnus says:

            Exactly, Mickey.

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          • yy4u says:

            The gov was “Chicagofied” long before either Obama OR Trump got there. It started with the “Progressive” presidents in the early 20th c: TR, Woodrow Wilson and Taft. FDR put the country on the path to socialism on steroids. The people resisted now and then, but always the progressives got back in office eventually. As the progs. worked their way up through the bureaucracy they hired other progs and there you have it. By the time Clinton got there it was relatively easy to weaponize the IRS and get the FBI to turn over raw data on the Republicans to the WH (Filegate). The media wasn’t going to out them. They’re Progs, too. Reagan was elected to the horror of the Bushes (and got shot two months into office) and Bush openly declared we had a “new world order” (one dedicated to saving the world for the elites at the expense of those who aren’t elite) so we were off and running. All Obama did was to finish the job of weaponize the government against the people. As Monty Python used to say, “nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition”. Trump is the Spanish Inquisition to them. They didn’t expect it. What happened? My guess is enough of us lied about who we were voting for (and voted for in exit polls) that they didn’t know how many votes to conjure up and steal.

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            • Conservativeinny says:

              Agreed and the vote conjuring will be tripled next time IMHO. I have don’t have the answers but we need a way to be prepared and combat this.

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        • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

          Adam Rouse is a Comey appointee

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    • wheatietoo says:

      It doesn’t make sense that a ‘gun-runner’ would use rooms in a high rise hotel, to sell guns out of.
      Security cameras, elevators, witnesses everywhere…just doesn’t sound like a good place to do clandestine gun deals.

      The ‘gun-runner’ story might be fabricated storyline that the FBI is forwarding.

      It does look like Paddock ‘had help’ though…from hotel staff at the Mandalay.

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      • America First says:

        It is if the Dopey Prince who’s arranging the deal so guns can go to ISIS owns the 4 floors above you, and can arrange use of the service elevator to move stuff in and out!

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    • Krystal says:

      I remember the press conference where it was stated Paddock had no digital footprint but I guess now he does.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      Paddock was CIA… that is what I think.

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  7. I’m usually a big fan/reader of Clarice Feldman’s articles over on American Thinker. But today, she sorely misses the point. Or, maybe that is the point! What do you think?

    Confusing Dossier Chaff with Wheat

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/confusing_dossier_chaff_with_wheat.html

    ps. I’ll put this here and on the Daily Presidential thread.

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    • Sean Supsky says:

      She doesn’t have the whole story. That’s my take on it.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Agree. And somewhat disappointed. She kinda slams the Treehouse and the the rest of her writing just doesn’t make much sense.
      Her comments about the NSA are way off base. I dunno. Seems she was writing this one just to put words on paper to complete her weekly obligations. Dunno

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      • Angry Dumbo says:

        Rehashing the work of others to sound like an authority herself. That is my take.

        I’m very happy that the story is getting legs, but I figure that the story will be parsed a thousand times to protect the swamp. That is why CTH is my only trusted source on so many subjects, including FISA spying. The swamp will work hard to exonerate all connected and continue to hide the ball, so I return to CTH every day.

        Bless you, Sundance, for bringing light to the corruption. Keep shining the light, I have no faith in the swamp to investigate itself.

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      • During the primaries she wrote a lot about the polling and it was good information. She just stopped when when Corey was replaced as campaign manager. I always suspected she was a writer for hire. Kind of wish washy…

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    • penny munday says:

      Does a good job of explaining via media voices but doesn’t go far enough. My thought is that if the conspirators were using 702(16)(17)-and using Russian contacts to justify-then they unmasked a sitting US Senator – Sessions – and all who use that network. Would that have made Nunes gobsmacked? IMHO, yes.

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    • sobriquet4u says:

      I’ll take Sundance’s “knowledge” over the ignorant loquacity of others any day. I like Clarice but this stopped me dead in my tracks…just like Sara Carter. I have become that “Cat”.

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  8. PDJT has been focused like a laser to chop off globalist funding and to root out their agents in the US. Last night was the first time that I gave the Q material any of my time, and the same theme of Q’s new posts resonated. Trump clearly is going after those who are traitors, and most of it is below the media radar because of distractions and their own obfuscation.

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    • El Torito says:

      I checked out the Q stuff. In my opinion, it’s a waste of time insofar as providing facts, which is why I call CTH my permanent residence. Anyone can post cute little pieces of hints that could mean many different things, depending on what you are inclined to read into it. No disrespect intended to anyone who gets something out of it. I just find it to be teenybopper mind games devoid of complete facts and a waste of my time. Along the lines of “The Amazing Kreskin,” or “Jeanne Dixon.”

      I’ll stick with Sundance exclusively, and laugh as dozens of others lift his work.

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    • I too went to Q for the first time last night.

      Q may be triggering a younger-generation TRANSFORMATION:
      • FROM: Lapping up indoctrination and propaganda
      • TO: Following breadcrumbs, interpreting hints, finding clues, seeking understanding, drawing out facts, connecting dots, imagining strategies, structuring scenarios, framing and testing hypotheses, developing findings, reaching conclusions and acting on them.
      • HOW: Viral networking to team on pattern recognition, threat identification and problem-solving solutions.

      Kind of like a VIRTUAL REAL-LIFE game of GOVERNMENTAL GEOCACHING.

      What a way to elevate an entire generation from the dumbed-down gulags of our educational, entertainment and social media cabals.

      Wow. Just Wow!

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      • NYGuy54 says:

        Yep the people criticizing the Q posts don’t seem to see how many more people are engaged in hypothesis testing combined with fact-finding. It’s very helpful.

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      • kokopuf says:

        I’m with you BlackKnight! Q’s post make you think and consider possibilities that you may not have ever imagined. Very useful IMHO.

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      • sobriquet4u says:

        THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Black Knight hits the proverbial nail on the head. This is exactly (not so much in your words) what my highly intelligent teenage grandson just told me. He’s a genuine Generation Z. They will never “lap up indoctrination and propaganda” as the previous generations. He was instructing me on going “there” and how to use it as a tool not a belief. “You understand this now don’t you Mimi?” “It’s actually a great tool for exercising your mind at your age”. oh lord.

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      • Tegan says:

        Black Knight…good observation on Q. I occasionally check in and did so last night at midnight, when messages were coming in. I was intrigued by the commitment of the seemingly younger generation to delve into the weeds. An intellectual gown-up game? Perhaps. But OTOH, like you I think it’s very positive to hook the attention of the younger generation and get them invested. They certainly have more Internet and research skills than I do!

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      • Dixie says:

        Bingo! That’s been my observation too. Appeals to the gamers.

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  9. Dora says:

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  10. StanH says:

    Another wonderful MAGA day. The Lord has blessed our great land with the right man for the job PDJT. Even the supposed “sh_thole” comment is boomeranging of the swamp, forcing America hating globalist to explain why we need to import the worst of the “sh_tholes.” A great time to be alive.

    MAGA!

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  11. amwick says:

    This is a thread from a twitter “pundit”, Stealth Jeff (@drawandstrike). He used to write for Breitbart, and started out as a never Trumper, but came around. That being said, here is his speculation with regards to AG Sessions etc. Naturally, I am hoping he is spot on. Interesting, so here. Oh, Brian Cates… in real life.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/952330398436032512.html

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  12. Howie says:

    Which democrat will be the first to start babbling about ‘Poison Pills’? I bet Schmuckie.

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  13. cheekymeeky says:

    Huh. 🤔 Check out this Daily Caller interview with Joe DiGenova on November 3rd, 2016.

    “Just think of the FBI as the Vietcong. That’s what they are. They are digging tunnels under the Justice Department. They are going to sink that place,” Washington attorney Joe DiGenova told The Daily Caller Thursday.

    DiGenova, who has bureau sources close to the FBI investigation, named Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kaznick, Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin, and Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell as senior level staff at DOJ have who have “done something that they are going to regret.”

    FBI agents pushed forward, against the wishes of the Justice Department and without the support of bureau leadership, to investigate the Clinton Foundation, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

    As a result of the obstacles thrown in their way, DiGenvoa says the agents within the bureau have gone “rogue” and any upper level bureaucrat that gets in their way from investigating Clinton could be exposed.

    “Even though this is technically under the auspices of the bureau, nobody is going to control these agents,” he said.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/03/dc-attorney-fbi-agents-working-to-expose-top-doj-officials/

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  14. paulraven1 says:

    I’m afraid this whole story, the whole DOJ/FBI corruption and collusion story, will slowly retreat into the screechy corners of the public conversation and finally disappear, except from various diehard conservative precincts. The MSM is still simply too large and powerful a force, and the players involved too important, for this to be allowed to amount to anything close to indictments and prosecutions.

    There are two additional fatal flaws in the fantasies that it will amount to something historic or even actionable (beyond the awesome impediment and cultural monolith of the MSM): the Republican party and Jeff Sessions. The Republican party does not have the guts or tenacious partisanship (call it what you will) to take this to the levels that the democrats took Watergate, and there will never be a SINGLE democrat who crosses sides to lend it the political credibility and momentum it needs (unlike Republicans who crossed over in Watergate). The second is of course Sessions, who is demonstrably unwilling and/or incapable to be the sort of AG required at this moment in history. Sessions was Trump’s greatest mistake. I don’t blame Trump at all. It’s just one of those things. Sessions looked perfect for the part. Trump could not have predicted Sessions inner collapse, his deeper inadequacies.

    A few small fish will fry — maybe — and thats it.

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    • Howie says:

      Deep State will attack soon. They have no other option. Prepare to repel Banzai Attack!

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      • DanO64 says:

        Swords are ready.

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      • StanH says:

        The sh_thole hullabaloo is the latest salvo.

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        • Tegan says:

          Stan…if the loony liberals can go bonkers with one word that probably was a complete lie, imagine when the arrests and seizures start. At some point, it just has to be a massive explosion that will confuse the Communist MSM (and i’ve Come to believe that’s what they are, including most of FOX ) so badly they won’t know how to handle it…especially if several of THEM are indicted.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Sadly agree paul, and one of our biggest enemies in exposing all the facts, is time. Time is used with great expertise by the left, msm, government. We, as a population, have already been desensitized to this, all by design. Calling for a new SC? Collective sigh and eyeroll. Hillary summed it up perfectly “AT THIS POINT, what difference does it make?”

      Too many have already tuned out and are disgusted. IMO, Howie had it right from the start. Trump should have declassified and nuked them, but that goes to your point of “Republican party does not have the guts”.

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    • Cameraman says:

      “The MSM is still simply too large and powerful a force…”

      Sorry, who was elected President last November?

      Trust me, the scum media are not as powerful as you believe.

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    • cheekymeeky says:

      This poll was done in May, before the MSM completely destroyed themselves.

      “Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum.

      According to data from the latest Harvard-Harris poll, which was provided exclusively to The Hill, 65 percent of voters believe there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media.

      That number includes 80 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats. Eighty-four percent of voters said it is hard to know what news to believe online.”

      http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/334897-poll-majority-says-mainstream-media-publishes-fake-news

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    • Searkreb says:

      On sessions I believe you could not be more wrong.
      I will apologize if proven incorrect. (Won’t have to)

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    • El Torito says:

      It’s just too easy to make that prediction. No body knows how all this will end. All I get from your post is that you have lost all faith. Including in Trump. I’ll wait and see – the good stuff is just ahead. Give it a few more weeks before you surrender.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        Predictions aren’t really about “easy” or “hard” — they just reflect a particular sense of history and reality. My sense tells me one thing, yours may tell you another. In the end, it doesn’t matter; the predictions are rather meaningless. And it has nothing to do with “surrender.” One can predict an outcome without in the least surrendering. Further, it has nothing to do with Trump. He can’t do this alone. But you’re right — I have zero faith in the republican party. Zero.

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    • David A says:

      Wait for 1.2 million page IG document release and follow up from numerous reopened investigations before judging Sessions.

      It takes time to line up this kind of evidence and indictments and trial locations. Their is evidence that the wheels are in motion and the peeps are beginning to turn on each other.

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    • Trump2020 says:

      paulraven1 I respectfully fully disagree with your take on this issue. You’re forgetting who President Donald J. Trump is! These people attacked him personally and his family. These people are all going down with the exception of maybe Obama, because Trump doesn’t want to see the office of POTUS degraded. If things were like before Trump I would agree with you, but not with PDJ at the helm. As far as Jeff Sessons is concerned, you are going to look foolish with your statement, because Jeff has the Big Ugly all cued up after many months of work being done quietly behind the scenes! Just remember that PDJT doesn’t deal with fantasies, he deals with realities, and with all the realities that Jeff Sessons has cued up, these realities are going to Bigly be exposed and indictments and the Bigly hammer coming down!

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    • 1. Obama rigged Mock Trials in the court of public opinion.
      2. Trump won’t. Grand Juries are generating sealed indictments.
      3. Take your White Flag to WaPo. They’ll embrace you in open arms.

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      • Alison says:

        Hey BKR, ever noticed this pattern? Downer Paul Raven posts his gloom, and right on cue, usually within 20 minutes, OldSchool chimes in with complete agreement. Happens too many times not to think they are either the same person or working in concert. Never egregious enough to get banned, just enough to stir the pot. Never an idea contributed; just an obstacle to our mission.

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    • Treeper Alert:
      Troll Team ZERO.
      • PaulRaven1
      • Oldschool

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    • I agree. Justice is rarely served by men on earth.

      That said, it is very inexpensive to have hope and optimism. While I know this is not a “just world”, I still pray for justice to be done every day.

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  15. trumptyear says:

    is pledging allegiance to the flag hard for all left handed people or just some?

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  16. Howie says:

    Nice day to not watch NFL. I don’t even know who is playing….ahhhhh.

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  17. Publius2017 says:

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  18. duchess01 says:

    To Convince The Public This Is What The Cabal Does – Episode
    1470b

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  19. THEBIGUGLYISFUGLY says:

    When the CTH folks described the Big Ugly, it was an understatement.

    Rut Roh, This Russian Collusion Thing is Going to Truly Drain the Swamp

    Under sworn testimony to Congress, Ex-FBI Director “Obstruction of Justice” Comey stated that the “Intelligence” Gang of 8, meaning those who are briefed and provide oversight on “Counter Intelligence” operations/investigations on US soil are given briefs every quarter on the status of ongoing “Counter Intelligence” investigations and if any new investigations are opened.

    Can anyone see where I am going with this?

    Ok, let me help you out. It has to do with ~145 million dollars and the sale of 20% of America’s most strategic asset, URANIUM.

    “The sale occurred in stages, beginning in 2009 when Rosatom purchased a minority stake in Uranium One, and continued in 2010, when the Russian agency took ownership of a 51 percent share of the company.” Source: Politico article “What you need to know about Clinton and the Uranium One deal.”

    Who controlled the House and the Senate during those two years? DEMOCRATS!! RUT ROH!!!!!

    Ok, this is crazy but, back when this was going down, the FBI anf the DOJ would have had a counter intelligence operations on this issue. I mean these are Russians trying to control American Uranium. Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding Ding…… alarm bells better be going off in your mind right now.

    They even had a mole inserted into this Russian bribery and fraud racket surrounding America’s Uranium. Now that, if it doesn’t spell Counter Intelligence, nothing does. This went on for years as the Russians bribed themselves into controlling the trucking companies and the buyers, sellers and other players in this strategic asset.

    Ok, so you have the FBI under Mueller shut it down and the DOJ under Attorney General Holder shutting it down and they Gag the mole. Who is running the Special Counsel Investigation into the “Russians Interference” into the 2016 election? My God in Heaven, it is Ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller. Who was the US Attorney who was running that investigation in 2009/2010? Oh yeah, no other than…… Rod Rosenstein. WOW, the incest is incredible. It is like discovering your girlfriend is cheating on you, with your Dad. Yuck, this is just gross.

    So, on one hand you have the investigation shut down by the FBI/DOJ and the sale happen, yet there is another hand in this. The Gang of Eight on Counter Intelligence Oversight. According to ole Jimmy, they get briefed every 3 months on ongoing counter-intelligence operations/investigations. How could the approval of the sale of 20% of America’s most strategic asset, Uranium go through when those in CONGRESS could have stepped in and stopped it. Not only just regular Joe Schmoe and Susie Sixpack Congressman and Women… no some of the most influential members in all of government.

    Houston Control, this is Apollo 13, we have a problem over. I say again, Houston Control, this is Apollo 13, we have a problem over.

    My God in Heaven, apparently this counter intelligence Investigation went on for years, and those involved most likely had been briefed on it for years not to mention all the FBI Agents and DOJ Attorneys. Who had to have looked the other way.

    Did anybody in the Gang of Eight speak out, if they did, who would they speak out to other than the Press who is nothing more than the Democrat Party with Press badges anyway OR did they know what was going down and let the sale go on anyway.

    Whoa….. so who were the Gang of Eight members in 2009/2010 when the sale occurred?

    This is stinky, very, very, very stinky.

    No wonder the Democrats are freaking out.

    The Clintons, they were just cashing in just like they do with everything, this is business as usual. They are like battery acid, they corrode and corrupt everything they touch.

    Now they have compromised, corrupted and corroded the Gang of Eight.

    Oh, my GOD, is this thing crazy or what?

    The Gang of 8 is comprised of the Majority Leader of the Senate, Minority Leader of the Senate, Majority Leader of the House, Minority Leader of the House, The Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the Ranking Minority Member of the House Intelligence Committee.

    So, if my thoughts are correct, and that’s all they are based upon what Comey testified to under oath to Congress, there are some very senior politicians, some who have retired and others who are still in the government, who have a lot of explaining to do.

    What is oversight if when they see something like Uranium One go down and they don’t go public with it. Hmmm.

    So……. Who filled those positions in 2009/10.

    Dirty Harry Reid, Republican in Name Only Mitch McConnell, One more Facelift and she will be breathing out of the back of her neck Nancy Pelosi, Got a Light John Boehnor, who Nancy kissed as he left the podium as he was departing the House of Representatives ( I watched that and immediately had this nauseous queasy feeling, how could anyone forget that), I want your Guns but I Keep One in My Purse Diane Feinstein, Christopher S. Bond, Ex-Governor of Missouri, is a graduate of Princeton and the University of Virginia Law School whom is no longer in the Senate, Silvestre Reyes who lost a primary election in 2012 even with the, ahum, endorsement by both President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama and finally I can’t find out who the Republican was but whoever he/she is has some explaining to do.

    Rut Roh, This Russian Collusion Thing is Going to Truly Drain the Swamp

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    • churchmouse says:

      Do you have your own blog?

      If not, you should start one. Your comment was not only factual, it was hilarious. That’s what is also needed for red pill dispensing: truth-telling about Dems and RINOs with humour. One weekly post like that would work wonders.

      ‘I want your Guns but I Keep One in My Purse Diane Feinstein’ will keep me chuckling all week long, probably more.

      Bravo. Well done. If you start a blog, please leave a link here.

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  20. Oldschool says:

    Responding to bull upthread. FWIW, my statement clearly said “WAITING for the truth from Trump”. I believe Trump knows because it is, in fact, his government now and I am waiting for the truth from him. I did not imply anything else, I did not say I want it now, I did not say it would be wise to “blow up” anything, so please do not put words in my mouth. Sheesh, such a simple statement gets twisted like a pretzel. Smh

    Liked by 3 people

  21. grandmaintexas says:

    Noticing lots of Negative Nellies who are sure no one will be prosecuted.

    O ye of little faith!

    Liked by 10 people

    • Albertus Magnus says:

      You prove what my momma told me when I was young, always listen to Grandma! Same names here being negative, they run in packs like the ravenous wolves they are. Just so surprised that they now have a Sunday morning shift. That Tax Reform Bill that passed must be helping their financial backers expand their operations, too!

      Liked by 6 people

    • Searkreb says:

      I believe!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Publius2017 says:

      The trolls have problems…Dick’s own words…Obama’s illegal actions…and the merits of reforming an obviously broken immigration system!

      Liked by 2 people

    • DanO64 says:

      Funny huh? Wonder where they came from?

      Liked by 1 person

    • rf121 says:

      The opinion regarding a lack of prosecution is simply based on history. I can think back into the 70’s where individuals in several Repub administrations were prosecuted. Hard to think of names in any Dem administrations were. Especially the Obozo and Clinton admins. There was the guy caught with classified docs shoved down his pants and socks.

      I am hopeful the IG report provides the goods plus he provides credibility being appointed by Obozo. Hope springs eternal. Just not history.

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  22. TexasRanger says:

    Obama and Dems Calling Countries Shit Show, Hell Holes

    Democrat Liberal Selective Outrage.!

    Fox Video 06:17 Minutes Jan-13-2018;

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Dora says:

    I often get complimented on my Trump hat, but I don’t live in DC.

    Liked by 14 people

  24. jeans2nd says:

    NRO is an evil cabal of nasty NeverTrumpers, and no one should ever patronize NRO again.
    However.
    Andrew McCarthy is spot-on in today’s piece. Andrew McCarthy is a very wise and intelligent man. Make certain to read the last para of Mr McCarthy’s piece. Mr. McCarthy seems to finally be correct.

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  25. highdezertgator says:

    Just remember Treeps… henceforth, I Sundance dub thee “Sara (the Trey Gowdy of Faux News) Carter”
    If you haven’t yet… check out
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/13/trial-balloon-sara-carter-and-dan-bongino-discuss-the-steele-dossier-and-the-doj-fbi-fisa-abuse/

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Dora says:

    Durbin is not going to like this joke.

    Liked by 8 people

  27. Eks Mann says:

    Interesting message (and timing) of this tweet from the DOD yesterday:

    HI?

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Trump is on tweet roll this morning!

    Liked by 4 people

  29. bulwarker says:

    So much for “Trump Ended DACA!” We can finally put that lie behind us…

    “The Department of Homeland Security announced Saturday it would resume processing renewal applications for young undocumented immigrants seeking protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. ”
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/government-resume-processing-daca-renewals-citing-judge-s-ruling-n837566

    And a special thanks to Jeff Sessions who decided it was better the states not originally proceed with their challenge to DACA in the courts, which would’ve found it unconstitutional like it did with DAPA. No, no, the administration wanted a bargaining chip or a sign of good faith, or whatever reason they chose to extend the deadline until March. Great move guys!

    Oh, and what of the “but-but its only 800k” lie? Seems like a lot more illegals will now get on the rolls, especially with all the recent attention and priority given to amnesty/immigration reform.

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  30. Bull Durham says:

    Keith Jackson died yesterday, at 86. A full life. A good man. A good American.
    Born dirt poor in Georgia. Went into the Marines, served four years. Went to college on GI Bill. Built a career of excellence in sports announcing. He set a standard of excellence and entertainment that gave him great acceptance by the entire nation. The best at college football. But did any sport with great craftsmanship.

    He had one wife his entire life. Three children. No scandals.
    A great American.

    Basic values we cherish.

    He could never exist today. Sports is a hellhole. There is no professional standards for voice talents.

    For 40 years he gave his best, and it was top tier.

    A good life, well lived. RIP, Keith. We appreciate your high standards.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Jackson

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  31. ALEX says:

    https://spectator.org/the-blizzard-of-lies-about-christopher-steele/

    Christopher Steele was Hillary’s hired gun, paid gobs of money to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. Yet somehow this “brilliant” spy lacked the surveillance skills to know that Hillary had hired him. That’s one of the many whoppers in the released Glenn Simpson testimony in which Steele is portrayed as a “Boy Scout” operating from the highest and purest of motives.

    Steele’s stenographers in the press invariably describe him as “highly regarded” and apolitical. The propagandistic omniscience behind these descriptions is laughable and amounts to nothing more than liberals presiding over a kangaroo court in which they can endlessly appeal to their own authority: we say he is “highly regarded,” so he is; we say that his motives were pure, so they are; we say that parts of his report have been “corroborated,” so don’t question them.

    The claim that Steele was operating above politics is a joke. According to the British press, he was a socialist before working for British intelligence as a Russian expert — a career path that should stimulate skepticism, or at least curiosity, in a vigilant press. Steele was the perfect counterpart to John Brennan, who entered American intelligence after supporting the American Communist Party.

    Liked by 4 people

  32. Eks Mann says:

    Interesting message (and timing) of this tweet from President Trump this morning:

    FAKIES?

    Liked by 4 people

  33. Uk is going to be on its own!

    Liked by 19 people

    • drjhigg says:

      I think in the end Great Britain will feel a lot of animosity from a large chunk of the US population, not just the President. Poor trade relations with the US as well as the EU for example will hurt them, reduced tourism, you name it. I would not want to be alone if I were them, but there you have it.

      Liked by 5 people

    • David A says:

      Donald Trump has the greatest boomerang affect ever. Watch for the British Intel moves against Trump to backfire and give power and popularity to the British Britexit patriots

      Liked by 4 people

  34. Publius2016 says:

    How annoying…Trolls leaving Trump Train because he is MAGA!!! Buh bye

    Liked by 4 people

  35. Via Real Clear Politics read that Andrew McCarthy LONG article in National Review – remember that is house organ for never Trumpers – basically saying Trump afraid ( yes afraid) to declassify FISA because loaded with all sorts of possibly true shady things about his business dealings which were in included in application to bolster the Steele dossier claims .Really , Trump owns the down side as they say , McCarthy using the prism of “traditional politicians who have something to hide “ analysis, I don’t think he gets Trump . Whatever Trump is doing or not doing , I away let Trump be Trump

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    • I “say “ let Trump be Trump , not “away” darn spell check thing !

      Like

    • Somebody says:

      I don’t get the insinuation that DJT is somehow possibly complicit in money laundering because he possibly sold some condos to some unsavory people.

      We have all purchased homes, did the builder or the seller do background checks on us, other than perhaps a credit check?

      On its face it is utterly ridiculous. By that standard if I start operating a brothel or a Crack house then the builder I bought from 17 years ago is implicated? Hogwash. Guilt by association is grasping at straws, especially when said straws are so far in the past.

      Liked by 1 person

    • TheWanderingStar says:

      McCarthy has totally misread the political landscape and can only offer a simplistic observation. Clueless!

      Liked by 3 people

  36. JohnP says:

    Jeremy Corbyn says there is no such thing as the Special Relationship with the US
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

    Alrighty then, don’t call us when Merkel bombs Coventry.

    Liked by 3 people

  37. duchess01 says:

    Shame on you!

    Liked by 8 people

  38. Howie says:

    Interview of Larry Klayman

    Liked by 2 people

  39. duchess01 says:

    MLK’s Niece: “Donald Trump Is Not a Racist… There Are Countries in Africa That Are Indeed Hellholes” (VIDEO)
    January 13, 2018 by Jim Hoft

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/mlks-niece-donald-trump-not-racist-countries-africa-indeed-hellholes-video/

    Liked by 3 people

  40. Guyski says:

    In the near future the government of the UK will be apologizing to President Trump.

    Liked by 1 person

  41. JohnP says:

    Employers are expected to implement the new withholding tables in paychecks by Feb. 15.

    “With this guidance, most American workers will begin to see bigger paychecks. We estimate that 90 percent of wage earners will experience an increase in their take-home pay,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/treasury-90-percent-of-earners-will-see-more-take-home-pay-under-new-withholding-tables/article/2645650

    Democrats hardest hit by the news.

    Liked by 8 people

  42. Bob Thoms says:

    Earlier, Sundance posted a headline that said the coming week was going to be “bad for Democrats”………the recently released bank records of Fusion GPS might show that John Podesta may have lied when he testified he “didn’t know who paid Fusion GPS” ????

    Could we have a coming high level indictment of a Democrat operative? POdesta was Chairman of the Hillary’s 2016 campaign.

    here’s hoping.

    Liked by 3 people

  43. lawton says:

    I guess Chelsea can run for Senate as the Constitution doesn’t bar felons and the states aren’t allowed to add that restriction to US races.

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  44. Honest Abbey says:

    For the past few days the only thing circulating the MSM is the false narrative that President Trump wants to deny black people entry into the country and wants to take in immigrants from the “whitest” country on earth, Norway (Chris Wallace’s words).

    President Trump has been called every name in the book, but I have not heard a single person ask “What is wrong with wanting WHITE immigrants?”

    White people are being treated as if we’re LEPERS and those who have a platform to stand up against this are all cowards, too afraid to say anything.

    It’s repulsive to watch these white talking heads sit silently while our entire race is being trash talked, and even worse, when it’s another white person doing the trash talking trying to shame us into guilt and force us out of existence.

    Five generations of my family have contributed far too much to this country for me not to be completely disgusted by this mental genocide of the White race.

    Where is our voice in all of this?

    Liked by 9 people

    • Paul Revere says:

      You had better become that voice, because nobody is going to do it for you!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Alison says:

      You ARE the voice, Abbey. Figure out how to use it. There are enough mentors/examples here at the Treehouse.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Honest Abbey says:

      Both of you are absolutely correct!

      I am the voice within my very small circle, but where is our voice on the national stage? My platform does not reach far enough.

      My voice has caused relationships to end, family members (in-laws) who have decided that, because my husband and I voted for Trump that we are racists, and there is so much tension between us lately that we even skipped the holidays with them this year….. something we haven’t done ever before – in 35 years.

      I am constantly put on the defense lately…..just for having been born White.

      The tactics being used by the liberals are not going to convince me that I should be ashamed, riddled with guilt, nor apologetic for being who I am. They are just making me angry and repulsed by their “white shaming” an entire race.

      Liked by 4 people

    • rf121 says:

      Silenced by design. Colleges are now offering courses essentially shaming whitey. It must be our turn.

      Liked by 1 person

  45. duchess01 says:

    President Donald J. Trump Is Stock Market King: Here’s a List of All Time Records Since his 2016 Election Win!
    January 13, 2018 by Jim Hoft

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/390722/

    Liked by 2 people

  46. DeWalt says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/breaking-federal-documents-reveal-stephen-paddock-likely-accomplices-seven-different-cellphones/

    I stated back in the LV postings my theory that the concert was a diversion and the airport/planes was the target. Look at the court filing. I posted video from a plane leaving LV and it showed the close proximity to MB hotel.
    Q Anon also posted bread crumbs related to LV shooting suggesting AF 1 landing and taking off that night. If anyone can find and post the Q Anon thread related to this I would appreciate it.

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  47. youme says:

    Because a single judge ordered it…

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction

    Jan. 13, 2018, Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.

    Individuals who were previously granted deferred action under DACA may request renewal by filing Form I-821D (PDF), Form I-765 (PDF), and Form I-765 Worksheet (PDF), with the appropriate fee or approved fee exemption request, at the USCIS designated filing location, and in accordance with the instructions to the Form I-821D (PDF) and Form I-765 (PDF). USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. USCIS will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients.

    If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016, you may still file your DACA request as a renewal request. Please list the date your prior DACA ended in the appropriate box on Part 1 of the Form I-821D.

    If you previously received DACA and your DACA expired before Sept. 5, 2016, or your DACA was previously terminated at any time, you cannot request DACA as a renewal (because renewal requests typically must be submitted within one year of the expiration date of your last period of deferred action approved under DACA), but may nonetheless file a new initial DACA request in accordance with the Form I-821D and Form I-765 instructions. To assist USCIS with reviewing your DACA request for acceptance, if you are filing a new initial DACA request because your DACA expired before Sept. 5, 2016, or because it was terminated at any time, please list the date your prior DACA expired or was terminated on Part 1 of the Form I-821D, if available.

    Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer a removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Further, deferred action under DACA does not confer legal status upon an individual and may be terminated at any time, with or without a Notice of Intent to Terminate, at DHS’s discretion. DACA requests will be adjudicated under the guidelines set forth in the June 15, 2012 DACA memo (PDF).

    Additional information will be forthcoming.

    Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/13/2018

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    • youme says:

      Because a single judge ordered it…
      As required by recent federal district court orders, the Department of Defense recently announced it will begin processing transgender applicants for military service on January 1, 2018. This policy will be implemented while the Department of Justice appeals those court orders.

      The United States District Court for the District of Columbia ordered DoD to implement, effective January 1, 2018, the accession policy issued by former Secretary Carter in 2016. DoD and the Department of Justice are actively pursuing relief from those court orders in order to allow an ongoing policy review scheduled to be completed before the end of March.

      Under the 2016 Carter policy, a history of gender dysphoria is disqualifying unless, as certified by a licensed medical provider, the applicant has been stable without clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning for 18 months. Additionally, a history of medical treatment associated with gender transition is disqualifying unless, as certified by a licensed medical provider, the applicant has completed all medical treatment associated with the applicant’s gender transition, the applicant has been stable in the preferred gender for 18 months, and if presently receiving cross-sex hormone therapy post-gender transition, the individual has been stable on such hormones for 18 months.

      Guidance also includes specific details for recruits with a history of sex reassignment or genital reconstruction surgery. Under the updated standards, these procedures would be disqualifying unless, as certified by a licensed medical provider, a period of 18 months has elapsed since the date of the most recent surgery, no functional limitations or complications persist, and no additional surgeries are required.

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  48. SeekerOfTruth says:

    My stock market forecast for the year and I am presenting it here as much of it is based on political factors – good and bad. read or not read based on your interests.

    2018 Stocks –
    1) first quarter – solidly up with the early year peak coming in March with gains of 10% or more? 14% gains possible.
    2) second quarter – flat gentle roller coaster with maybe slightly higher high in April, then down into summer
    3) third quarter – sideways and down with a low for the year down 4-5% below the early year peak.
    4) fourth quarter – sideways into the election or just before and then up solidly to close the year with a new high.
    total) up 17% for the year. Strong up months Jan, Feb, March, Nov, Dec

    2018 Bonds –
    sideways and down roller coaster for the year for most bonds except for the floating rate bank loan sector. Bonds finish the year down 3-5% except for the floating rate bank loans which will be up 5-6% for the year

    Factors
    —Market people do not like uncertainty. Many hate Trump personally but love his business approach and his business people in power. Politics will affect the markets strongly in the middle of this year.

    +) corporate earnings will be strong all year.
    +) consumer spending will be strong all year
    +) benefits from the tax bill will continue to accumulate all year.
    +) possible infrastructure bill passed but it will be smaller than what is being talked about now. 500B versus 1T over 10 years. Deficit concerns limiting. CBO scoring, etc.
    +) Budget CR for the year gets passed and contains a few dribbles of money for the wall.
    +) More good trade deals for the US. NAFTA dies, Iran deal dies
    +) Some money overseas starts to be repatriated.
    +) 50+ miles of new border wall gets built.

    –) uncertainty of the election will be the largest factor and start hitting markets in spring.
    –) Dems will scream loudly that the Trump economy is souring and some national data will be fudged to back them up.
    –) The Dems, MSM, and Wall Street Dems will scream that the Dems are going to sweep the election. They already tried this trial balloon last week a few times and I stepped out of my house and shot those trial balloons down. But they will launch thousands of them starting in April.

    -) DACA legislation will fail and the SCOTUS will have to push ahead with a ruling on DACA. After SCOTUS ruling deportation process will start and Dems will march Hispanics out all over the country in public displays. Violence will ensue. Immigration reform passes just before the election.
    -) Dems will try to gin up the black base with race riots started with false flags.

    -) In Spring pension funds and other funds will start profit taking and reducing stock exposure heading into summer
    -) Fed will raise rates 3 times – March, June and December and continue to increase the withdrawal of liquidity from the markets – from 20B per month in January to 50B per month by end of year
    -) Europe central bank and others Japan? etc. will realize they are behind the curve and will also start to tighten.

    2019?
    1) Dems win more in election and market struggles more
    2) Reps win more in election and market goes up solidly except for bonds which will be down for the year – 4 Fed rate hikes and 600 billion more liquidity withdrawn from the system.

    tx for reading
    enjoy or not, comment or not.
    Seeker.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Dekester says:

      Thank you for the post. It sounds as good as any.

      Cheers.

      Like

    • SeekerOfTruth says:

      DACA Drama is one of the Dems top campaign strategies. The President is just now figuring that out that the Dems never wanted any DACA deal. At least not this early before the election. The Dems want a whole summer of DACA drama to get out their Hispanic vote (and illegal vote).

      The Dems never bargain in good faith or for the best for the people or the best for the country. They Dems only bargain for their best power. And that for now means obstruct all things to cause the maximum pain and maximum drama.

      Dems are Drama Queens first and foremost.

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    • Excellent.

      + Capital Spending expensed in first year ignites Industrial and Commercial demand.

      + Reindustrialization of America begins its 2018 first wave driven by “Buy America” Defense contracts, Federal spending mandates and multiplying Bilateral-Deal Exports for Energy and Defense

      + Reindustrialization of America begins its 2019 second wave driven by NAFTA cancellation, Trade Sanctions on China-Mexico-Canada and Repatriation of Offshore Profits

      ? Will Repatriation of Offshore Profits more than offset Fed withdrawals of liquidity.

      ? Will Fed-driven rising Interest Rates loot Blue State Budgets overloaded with Bond Debt at both State and Local levels, further eroding the Bond Market.

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    • ? Wild Card: Will international investors flood into the U.S. Stock Market as our economy ignites demand, tax cuts multiply after-tax profits and growth/dividends, and America becomes the most hospitable place for investment on the planet.

      Liked by 2 people

      • SeekerOfTruth says:

        that will happen massively in 2019 if Republicans do well in the 2018 elections. It is already happening a little in 2018 and is part of the quarter 1 2018 money flows.

        Liked by 2 people

    • bkrg2 says:

      thank for the post Seeker.
      I was looking at moving $ out of stocks now into cash/MM
      The P/E ratio on S&P 500 is another guide. We are sitting above 23 now. Looks like every time we break 23, there is a drop to low teens.
      There was a huge jump over 100 in 2008, followed by 30% drop in market.

      I like your points, especially Q1 and Q4. I think you are on to something.
      I will be shocked if we don’t see a “cooling down” through mid 2018.
      Then optimism post election into 2019.

      I’m expecting a YUGE run-up after April 2019 when all the lefty idiots get massive tax refunds and run out to buy teddy bears & coloring books!

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  49. flowerbelle says:

    QUESTION**SUNDANCE**QUESTION
    The story being peddled is that Singer/GOPe stopped paying Fusion GPS in April and then Fusion GPS “approached” the Hillary campaign to continue their oppo research. You write that when Rogers got in at NSA he saw the abuse that was going on with “queries” and that Fusion GPS
    was probably the contractor. Rogers shut it down for review on April 15th after noticing a LONG period of abuse, not a matter of a week or two. Does that mean some NEVER TRUMPERS and GOPe are involved in this? Could that explain why the Never Trumpers will not go away and why Ryan and McConnell allowed the show hearings? Anything to hurt Trump. Remember the trope from all of these loser neocons, “Russia, Russia. We must investigate! Blah, blah, our democracy”
    If we can put Rove and his white board in jail too it would make my day!!
    Thoughts?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Good questions and seems to me a connecting of the dots. Reminds me that the GOPe/Dem binary choice was no real choice at all — Uniparty!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

      UniParty –
      Comey is a Republican
      Mueller is a Republican

      as for the others…. who said they were democrats? do we even know which party they are in? or just assuming they were democrats?

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  50. duchess01 says:

    DACA showdown traps Dems
    January 14, 2018 MJA

    http://iotwreport.com/daca-showdown-traps-dems/

    Liked by 1 person

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