February 13th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #390

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  1. citizen817 says:

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    • fleporeblog says:

      I absolutely love the fact that the Federal Government is only putting up $200 Billion of the $1.5 Trillion dollars 💵. This really will be projects that involve federal, local, state and private investments.

      States like NY, CA, NJ, CT, IL etc. that spend billions and billions of dollars 💵 on BS are going to have a difficult time raising the required funds. They have such deficits because of their mismanagement of tax payer dollars. These morons were hoping that the Federal Government was going to pickup the majority of the cost.

      Those states and local governments that don’t abuse tax payer dollars have a golden opportunity to upgrade their infrastructure BIGLY!

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      • joeknuckles says:

        Saw on the local news how they say they need 20 million dollars to add a lane on the eastbound level Richmond-San Rafael bridge an another 13 million for a bike lane on the westbound level. This is not even really adding anything to the bridge, just making use of the shoulder, which is actually wider than a lane would be, so what the hell is the 33 million for? I need to stop watching the local news at night. It gets me too pissed off.

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        • diogenes says:

          That’s easy. $32.5 million of that money is to bribe the state union scum to keep supporting the moronic demoncrats at the city, county, and state levels and ensure their perpetual re-election. Three hundred thousand of the remaining half mil is to pay the actual workers on the project and their dozen ghost crews that exist nowhere but on paper so that the transit agencies can demand more budget money the next year.

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        • Dekester says:

          JK,

          Me too..years ago I was given a book by a dear friend called Power v Force it changed my perspective on so many things.

          The “ news” being one of many things that negatively affected my outlook on things.

          I quite literally can no longer be in a room where local or national news is on is on a T.V. or on say a car radio.

          It has often been stated that one of PDJTs greatest branding achievements, was the term “ fake news” that term has stuck, and is synonymous with CNN, and in particular J. Acosta.

          No wonder they hate him..millions spent on advertising and brainwashing of the masses, and “poof” PDJT throws out “ fake news” or better yet “ very fake news” and all those millions, and CNNs frauds are exposed.

          Brilliant!

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      • tdaly14 says:

        Where’d the 200 Billion number come from? I’m not buying it.

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        • tdaly14 says:

          The States won’t come up with the cash, and we will end up paying for it.

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          • piper567 says:

            if the States don’t come up with their share, they can live with the infrastructure they have.
            I do not believe the Fed position will change.
            This is like an assistance program: you decide the priorities, an we will subsidize it up to x%.

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Good post, fle. The states you list in paragraph 2 are also the states that impose high state income taxes that have been allowed to be ‘written off’ on federal tax returns, leaving the rest of us to pick up their tabs. Party’s over and it’s ’bout time. Thank you, Mr. President.

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    • stats guy says:

      George W Bush says something stupid while overseas and Wham! the President responds.

      VDH on Republican Embarrassments

      https://amgreatness.com/2018/02/11/republican-embarrassments/

      Harsh take down of W babbling in a Gulf country about how Americans don’t want to pick cotton in the 105 degree heat. (you have to wade thru some of Hansen’s heart burn about deficit spending…but it gets better…much better at the end)

      This country has suffered enough with 30 years of sorry leadership. We deserve Trump!

      And Hansen thinks we’ll never see another RINO president again. Those that hate the peasants they rule

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        George W Bush was obsessed during his presidency (and remains so) abt Americans not wanting to work hard. Whether it’s his comment that illegal immigrants do the jobs Americans won’t do or now the picking cotton comment, he’s out of touch with reality.

        For one thing, practically every American agricultural product is harvested by efficient, safe implements these days. In some cases, handpicking is preferable but that’s usually to avoid the financial investment of expensive harvesting equipment. BTW, American farmers will greatly benefit from the new tax reform law, allowing them the one-time write off of an expensive piece of equipment to grow their operations and increase efficiency.

        We now have a President that built his empire with hard, physical labor by doing work some privileged people like the Bushes never needed to do. From an early age, President Trump painted walls of his father’s apartments, made repairs, swung a hammer and learned to operate heavy equipment. In turn, he raised his sons to do the same. President Trump is fine with those pursing Ivy League educations but is enthusiastically supportive of people that attend trade schools, learning to weld, plumb or lay brick.

        Spare us any further lectures, President Bush. Your administration did alot to mire our country in the present day immigration messes. Weak, failed leadership sadly has very long term consequences. Thousands of families have had to bury loved ones due to those failures, whether family members murdered by illegals posing as immigrants doing jobs we won’t, or from drugs smuggled over the porous border. You talked a big game of building a wall and even got Congress to fund it. Still, you didn’t get the job done

        Just stop reminding us of what you DIDN’T do to secure our country and please allow President Trump to do everything he can to fix what has been left undone, far too long.

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        • Coldeadhands says:

          Bet this tweet is giving the Bushies agita…

          Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
          At some point, and for the good of the country, I predict we will start working with the Democrats in a Bipartisan fashion. Infrastructure would be a perfect place to start. After having foolishly spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is time to start rebuilding our country!
          7:05 AM · Dec 22, 2017

          W’s idea of work was reflected in the photo ops of him clearing brush on his ranch. Wish he spent the time clearing the brush from between his ears…of all the people to come out of retirement to critique our President, who is working daily to clean up the mess of 44,43,42, & 41 while Making America Great Again!

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      • albrevin says:

        this is why we have nothing to fear from Bush and all his parading around critiquing PDJT carries zero weight…. he’s an out-of-touch, bubble-living, statist dummy.

        From the article:

        Third, how incoherent were Bush’s cotton-picking riffs! (He may not have realized it, but Bush put a 21st-century spin on 19th-century plantation owners’ pleas that they needed imported chattel African labor because American workers were neither acclimatized to heat nor inexpensive enough to pick cotton in scorching Southern temperatures). Bush substantiated the stereotype of crass corporate concern (note the inadvertent contempt in “willing to do that”) that trumps both the law and the idea of promoting the wages of U.S. entry-level workers—as well as general popular cluelessness about illegal immigration in general.

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    • tdaly14 says:

      I’m against spending that kind of $$ on infrastructure. Let the States handle most of that. After all, that’s what gas taxes are for and SC just raised ours for the first time in 27 yrs.

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. citizen817 says:

    Jim Jordan: Freedom Caucus won’t support joint immigration package with the border wall, DACA

    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, was adamant Sunday he would not accept an immigration bill dealing with both increased border security and a pathway for citizenship for so-called Dreamers, or immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

    “I will support a package consistent with what the voters said,” Jordan told “Fox News Sunday.” “What they want is border security first. Build a border security wall, end the chain migration, get rid of this crazy visa lottery. Sanctuary city policy, get rid of those. Do those things first and then we will deal with the [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] situation.”

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  4. citizen817 says:

    Jim Jordan: Freedom Caucus won’t support joint immigration package with the border wall, DACA

    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, was adamant Sunday he would not accept an immigration bill dealing with both increased border security and a pathway for citizenship for so-called Dreamers, or immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

    “I will support a package consistent with what the voters said,” Jordan told “Fox News Sunday.” “What they want is border security first. Build a border security wall, end the chain migration, get rid of this crazy visa lottery. Sanctuary city policy, get rid of those. Do those things first and then we will deal with the [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] situation.”

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    • Alison says:

      YES !!!!!

      Liked by 6 people

    • phoenixRising says:

      Go for it…
      Pocahontas set it up as a slush fund for herself and other Dems…
      (Course you know that being the bright Carolina guy you are!)

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    • tdaly14 says:

      Gut it all except our Military. We wouldn’t miss a damn thing and neither would most.

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    • iswhatitis says:

      FTA – “The former Republican congressman is “clearly working from the outside and the inside to destroy the CFPB and cripple its ability to protect consumers from financial predators,” said Karl Frisch, executive director of Allied Progress, an outside group that favors a more activist agency.”

      ***

      Sorry, Mr. Frisch, we see right through that particular piece of bullpuckey. The CFPB is a leftist/socialist construct used to financially bully business while funding leftist agencies with the “proceeds”. It’s an important piece of the current push to install communism in the USA. It needs to be dismantled; or, at the very least, heavily neutered.

      Looks like our Mr. Mulvaney is the right person to get things rolling in that direction.

      Anyone seen Leandra English lately?

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    • snarkybeach says:

      NPR had a Mulvavey hit piece yesterday, complaining about how he personally is canceling lawsuits against payday lenders and frightening the CFPB staff. The person they interviewed is suing the government for placing Mulvaney as the head (rather than going through the nominating process.) They were most upset at his past statements regarding the agency.

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  5. sunnydaze says:

    Elections today:

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  6. citizen817 says:

    Mick Mulvaney w/Chris Wallace

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  7. Zennalou says:

    I found this comment on another board and wanted to share….

    I read the bulleted summary of the Secure and Succeed Act of 2018 on Senator Cotton’s website this morning. Here are quotes from it and what it means:

    “Deters Visa overstay with expedited removal, subject to 30 day grace period.”

    What it means — Ah, we’re serious about visa overstays, so don’t do it! But if you do, we’ll give you a 30 day grace period and then expedite your removal … but that’s only if we track you down, that is if we have enough personnel to do it.

    “Permanently authorizes voluntary E-verify program.”

    What it means — We are absolutely positively going to permanently authorize voluntary E-Verify to ensure that it never becomes mandatory.

    “Reallocates the 55,000 visas in the Diversity Visa Lottery to reducing and eliminating the existing family-based and employment-based immigration backlogs.”

    What it means — The 55,000 visas will go to another category of wage-crushing immigrants, and the chain migration will absolutely, positively stop … after the current millions of applicants are processed over the next 10 years.

    “Ends the release of thousands of dangerous criminal aliens every year.”

    What it means — Not enforceable in sanctuary cities and states, like San Francisco and California, respectively.

    “Allows parents of U.S. Citizens (approximately 150,000 per year) to receive non-immigrant visas to enter the United States for a renewable 5-year period. Visas do not provide a work authorization.”

    What it means — We are sneaking in the old DAPA program for the 5 million parent recipients, and it really won’t be limited to 150,000 overseas parents because the leftist judges in states like California will rule that it is unfair to the other parents who are already here (DAPA). We also think that the public is too stupid to realize that the visas, even though they will not have a work authorization, won’t make a bit a difference to people who have always ignored visa restrictions in the past anyway.

    “Reforms family-based immigration to place a greater emphasis on the nuclear family …”

    What it means — We don’t give a d___ about the American nuclear family who will be impacted by a repeat of the 1986 amnesty. Viva La Raza! … I mean, MAGA.

    Good news, though, there is a fix available. It has always been there. The fix is President Trump and Congress spending their time and effort compelling Mexico and other nations to repatriate their citizens who are unlawfully present in the U.S. Let these countries pay for bringing all those families back together again in their homelands. It is their responsibility to provide for the health, safety and welfare of their citizens. It is not ours.

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  8. MontanaMel says:

    It is also time to keep an eye on Gold/Silver actual spot prices for hard/inhand metal.
    With the US dollar running up/down like it is…and bond numbers doing the same…beware!

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  9. wondering999 says:

    While I agree with skeptics that the “Q” messages are sort of vague/cryptic/indefinite, I have to admit that “QAnon” catches my attention. A recent photograph of Assumption College in the Philippines had me searching because of friends/relatives/coworkers from the Philippines.

    So, when I looked for news about Assumption College during the last week, among various other things I came across a February 6, 2018 article about the President of Assumption College, Carmen “Pinky” Valdez who is about 70 years old now. Dr. Valdez has written a book which includes difficult incidents that occurred when Dr. Valdez was between 6-8 years old.

    I don’t know if Dr. Valdez’ personal history and her broader message is what “Q” is referring to, but if you search for Dr. Valdez you’ll find her story (which includes a powerful Christian message — she is also an ex-nun)/ Just throwing this in for consideration. If stories like Dr. Valdez’ are coming out in the near future, it will be difficult for the media to sweep them under the rug —

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    • joeknuckles says:

      IMHO, sources like “Q” are about as informative as fortune cookies and horoscopes. They take stuff that is out there already, make it sound cryptic and pass it off as some great revelation.

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        I’m with you, Joe…..

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      • phoenixRising says:

        different strokes for different folks…

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      • treehouseron says:

        There’s a lot of money in it, or fame if that’s what they’re after. Alex Jones does it alot. I love Alex, don’t get me wrong. He’s on the cutting edge of a lot of stuff. I couldn’t agree more with him on a lot of it. Unfortunately though, he’s running a business, and to make it work he needs more voices on air… and these other voices kind of fall less in the “brilliant genius” camp that Alex is in and more in the “Huckster who makes things up” camp. So Alex runs with it because he needs more people talking.

        So you get Alex’s special brand of brilliant like “they’re turning the frogs gay!!!!” which is actually… pretty much true! … and you get his brilliant stuff like way back when he rebuilt the church at Waco, etc…. but sprinkled in it and with his name all over it you get all the easy, ridiculous stuff like “The CIA is going to kill the President!” which is just something anybody could think up. It’s almost embarrassingly easy. About every day, you can tell the stuff Alex came up with… and the easy “q” type stuff that his workers came up with.

        Today, for instance, Alex was saying that Aetna is under fire from California because they admitted they don’t read requests for insurance… and he was predicting that they’ll say they have a computer that determines whether not you get life saving surgery… so they can claim they don’t discriminate, the computer makes it fair! This is insightful, forward thinking conspiracy stuff he’s known for, and he’ll probably be proven right!

        Unfortunately, all the wacky stuff that’s the easy gimme conspiracies like “Trump is being poisoned!!!!” makes his genius stuff get ignored.

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        • joeknuckles says:

          Yeah, I know what you mean. I like Alex Jones, too, but sometimes he just gets too far out there. Hey, it’s gotta be tough for the conspiracy theory industry these days. The reality of what is happening is pretty hard to top. They have to get way out there.

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      • iswhatitis says:

        –> joeknuckles says: ‘IMHO, sources like “Q” are about as informative as fortune cookies and horoscopes. They take stuff that is out there already, make it sound cryptic and pass it off as some great revelation’.

        ***

        That’s been my feeling as well.

        My take is – some people prefer to “puzzle” things out – Q’s posts are for that audience.

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      • joninmd22 says:

        Imperator Rex is the same.

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      • John says:

        I agree Joe, and am still fine with it, just leave Q on Q’s site and not here. If I want to read what Q says, I’ll go there. Or a palm reader. Or not.

        Just really annoying to have it coming up here so often with peeps pointing to it like manna.

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      • Sharon says:

        Joe can’t see beyond the forest! Think Joe think! Have you not learn anything yet?

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    • mantaplagi says:

      Actually, I think that photo is Bangkok and refers to the take down of a multi billion dollar hacking and theft enterprise, possibly using a malware named Red October. I think they were called ‘Refraud’.

      The party arrested was one Sergei Medved who has been running the operation for years.

      Lets hope he has Hillary’s missing emails.

      http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/russian-hacker-arrested-in-bangkok

      If you look close there is a helicopter on top of the tall black building.

      Extraction?

      Red October

      https://www.google.com.mm/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_October_(malware)&ved=2ahUKEwiE9e6rn6LZAhULRY8KHQ3ID6cQFjAAegQIEBAB&usg=AOvVaw35lp2NAbHVXDTRjy95w6Ds

      PS. I’m not convinced by Q. Too much is obscure and often wrong (like the Russian plane crash), but it can be interesting sometimes.

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      • mantaplagi says:

        Correction. The company was called ‘Infraud’. As in, “in fraud we trust”.

        Mmmmm, nice moto.

        36 other members were arrested including 13 in the US.

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      • daughnworks247 says:

        Correction. Q never implied Ivanov was on the plane.

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        • mantaplagi says:

          True. But he implied something was fishy and to look at the manifest.

          Q covers a lot of info and weaves it into a fun cryptic story. Much of what it implies could have been gleaned here at CTH.

          I’m sure it’s a reader here.

          Maybe even a commenter

          Hi Q.

          Maybe I’m Q?

          Or maybe it’s YOU!

          Cue Twilight Zone theme.

          Pun intended.

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      • wondering999 says:

        thank you Mantaplagi. I wouldn’t know a photo of Bangkok from Manila — and I looked and there is an Assumption College in Thailand, boys’ school — your interpretation is probably right. Thanks for clarifying

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    • A2 says:

      Look at the logo on the Assumption College. Not the Philippines. Not Thailand either.

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  10. treehouseron says:

    Fascinating “Freudian Slip” with President Trump today. If you watch at 5:57 in this video, he’s talking about private companies working with public companies to get projects done.

    He says “We’re going to have a lot of great people working. We’re also going to have a lot of great… (pauses)… Companies investing.. and building… and they’ll build for you… because sometimes the states aren’t able to do it like…. we can do it. (pauses)… or like, Other people can do it. Or like I used to do it.” (tells the story about Wollman Rink).

    —————————————————————–

    So what happened there is fascinating. He’s saying that companies should help the government build things because they can do a better job… then he says “Sometimes the states aren’t able to do it, like we can do it”.

    Then he pauses for a second, because he just said “we”… but he now works for the government. The Freudian Slip was, he just referred to himself as a private company… a builder.

    Because he doesn’t feel like a politician. Even now. He’s a businessman.

    so to save the ‘slip’… he pauses for a second and realizes he just misspoke; he’s no longer a builder, or a company! So he says… “Or like other people can do it” as his mind thinks of his friends who also own companies. Then after another short pause; almost upbeat… he says “OR, like I USED to do it!”

    Do you see that? It’s a short little glimpse inside his mind. Watch it, then watch it again and see if you spot it. At his heart he’ll always be a builder. We’re blessed to have this man running the country.

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    • Alison says:

      Great catch, Ron. Nice to see you here on your Treehouse branch 😊

      Liked by 5 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Yes, good catch.

      Great to keep listening – he just TAKES those DEMS to the WOODSHED! BAM!

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    • georgiafl says:

      In other words, it won’t be graft as usual, the companies building the roads and bridges will be extremely vetted and it will be a merit-based system.

      Sounds kind of familiar….Where have we heard that before? (scratches head)

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    • amwick says:

      This is what I said, from an emotional point of view, on the thread about the meeting.. He was more like a boss than a President (and that was a compliment!!!) It was wonderful to see it…

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      • steph_gray says:

        The President should be a boss. Or a general. We started with one of those (George Washington).

        It’s part of today’s sad Bizarro culture – strong, decisive, self-confident men are somehow “scary” and “mean” and we are supposed to need soft-spoken ambiguous smoothies like the Obammunist who are so often snakes underneath. No way – they give me the creeps!

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  11. joan and bill says:

    illegal refugees get $3,874 per month from taxpayers under federal assistance program while social security check averages $1,200 per month southern illegals further raid our country with welfare, medical food stamps free lunches and child care not counting crime and incarceration we believe
    our president can stall until 3/6/18 ending daca and then enforce current immigration laws

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    • Kaco says:

      You’ve got to be kidding me, that’s as much as a mechanical engineer makes.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      I’m really confused… my research on DACA indicates:

      Mar 11, 2017 – DACA was not legislation or an executive order; it technically comes from a memo issued by then Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on June 15th 2012. It is not called DACA in the memo though (which is why it’s not as easy to google for). Some select quotes (that form the basis of DACA):.
      https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/16314/where-can-i-find-the-text-of-the-daca-action
      https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/s1-exercising-prosecutorial-discretion-individuals-who-came-to-us-as-children.pdf

      Then we have a lawsuit filed by the Texas Atty General:
      2014 12 09 DHS Amended Complaint FINAL – Texas Attorney General
      https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/files/ImmigrationStatesFirstAmendedLawsuit12092014.pdf

      Then we have UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON IMMIGRATION HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
      HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
      https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/114-3_93526.pdf

      On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, an Obama Administration initiative, was being rescinded. A related memorandum released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that same day rescinded the 2012 memorandum that established DACA and described how DHS would“execute a wind-down of the program.” According to the September 2017 memorandum, DHS will continue to adjudicate certain DACA requests and will not terminate previously issued grants of deferred action or employment authorization “solely based on the directives in this memorandum.”

      https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R44764.pdf

      The next day, September 6, 2017, a second memorandum wrt Frequently Asked Questions was issued.

      https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R44764.pdf

      ——————————————————–

      Someone please tell me WHAT ends 3/6/2018? DACA legislation does not exist. Only an attempt (unconstitutional) by Obama Admin Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to steamroll something… words lacking authority, which AG Sessions has rescinded. My thought process concludes Sessions’ memo negated Napolitano’s memo, which was all the O Admin even pretended to have… so there is no thing to end. But I am obviously missing something.

      And how did we get this date… 3/6/2016?
      It’s obviously six months from the second memorandum. What is the basis for it?

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Pres Trump said at the time, that he would ‘give Congress 6 months to come up with legislation on DACA’.

        So it could have just been his verbal declaration…I don’t remember if he put it in writing.

        What ends on 03/06/18 is the ‘grace period’ that PDJT gave for DACA legislation to be enacted.
        After that date, I guess he will start enforcing existing laws that pertain to the illegal aliens known as DACA enrollees.

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      • Troublemaker10 says:

        DACA was a 2012 executive memorandum…not an EO (although it carries the same effect).

        It was written to allow continual 2 year renewals from the date DACA people were approved for status.

        Sessions terminated the program (with Trump’s approval). He terminated it on Sept 5, 2017 but allowed a six month grace period so congress could act in legal manner re issue.

        Thus the March 5, 2018 date ends any further admissions or renewals.
        It doesn’t terminate everyone at once from the program. If you are due to renew March 5, 2018 or later you can’t….and are no longer DACA protected. If you renewed recently then you are still DACA til your period runs out.

        Therefore, the final DACA ends with the last two year renewal expiration on March 5, 2020. No more DACA status for anyone after that. In the meantime, DACA people drop off program every month until then. That’s why you see them with signs saying how many days they have left and they are all different. The first one to permanently lose DACA status is March 5, 2018. The last one to permanently lose DACA status will be March 5, 2020.

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      • amwick says:

        This is the way I see it.. DACA was an (illegal) executive action. He is just telling Congress that they have to come up with a legal plan, or their status will evaporate…This is also why he cannot legitimize it by addressing only DACA recipients in any proposal… he is including people that were brought in as children (certain years, age limits etc).. that is the category he is addressing.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          On a side note:

          How DACA was handled, and Janet Napalatoni being in on
          the deal. What’s old Janet up to these days? Isn’t she in
          charge of the California State College system? Including
          their “crown jewel” Berkeley?

          After seeing this past year’s incidents at the Berkeley campus,
          it’s time to watch the high level enablers (Napalatoni), instead
          of the low level enabled scum (Antifa).

          Putting Napalatoni in charge of that college system is a surefire
          way to allow epic plundering to occur. Skimming, fraud, kickbacks.
          Looting of tuition funds for the purposes of the usual suspects.
          Moreso when you have bought and sold Jerry Brown and Eric
          Holder in the same vicinity.

          There’s a nationwide crisis that doesn’t get ANY news coverage
          until after the fact. It is the massive theft of funds from ( mainly)
          two entities. Hospital systems, and state college campuses.

          I’ve heard of massive costs over runs, huge deficits from financial
          mishandling of hospitals, state colleges from Ohio, Georgia,
          Arizona. And, I’m sure that’s just scratching the surface. The M.O.
          is always the same: the organizational head leaves, with the
          finances generally 10s of millions in the red. No one ever gets
          indicted. Said hospitals/ state/ commuters colleges ( at least
          in Georgia) are combined with other hospital or state campus
          systems. Then the slate’s suddenly wiped clean, and building
          begins.

          Anyway, sorry about the lengthy post. I just wanted to give
          everyone ( especially those paying attention in California)
          a heads up to keep a close watch on what Napalatoni is up
          to. I smell a huge financial crisis abrewing in the California
          State College system. With the perp skating, as usual.

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    • andi lee says:

      The DOD IG investigation into Obama abuses of DACA recipients shuffled into the military under the DOD MAVNI Project is SEALED.

      By reading the handful of articles publically available on “DACA, MAVNI”, is so egregious, out-of-control violations, illegals AWOL, multiple SSNs, unknown locations, unqualified job classifications, etc., that one doesn’t need to read the sealed report to know how bad the MAVNI project was abused.

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    • ivanthenuc says:

      If only it were all about the illegals and the money they are grabbing. However, that is simply the window dressing. The real issue is the fact that the politicians who push this stuff are skimming off many, many times more $$$$ for themselves, their friends, relatives, associates, financiers, etc.They use the illegals the same way they use the ‘children’ and the ‘poor’ and anyone else they can as a way to steal even more money from the taxpayers.

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  12. Sentient says:

    Covfefe

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  13. Texian says:

    Well Treepers, Rutabaga Ginsburg has said Hitlery lost because of a “Macho Atmosphere.” She is using stereotypes and labels; She be rayciss against men.

    I guess the Supreme Court now believes we all chew tobacco, drive four wheel drive monster trucks, find mates on ‘Farmers Only” dot com and look like Mater..

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  14. phoenixRising says:

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  15. ALEX says:

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  16. ALEX says:

    Obama sure opened a can of worms…For some reason this one makes me chuckle

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  17. Kaco says:

    I had a lot of things going on today (yesterday) so not keeping up well, but I can’t believe Obama used an artist that paints pictures of black women holding decapitated white people’s heads! If that is not a message I don’t know what is.

    Also, still horrified by Don Jr’s wife getting that mail today. These are sick, evil people!

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  18. Sylvia Avery says:

    A small thing, but good news. If we have to have a Dept of Ed (doubtful) then let’s use the time and resources of the employees to figure out how to undo the re-education and propaganda centers that our public schools have become.

    “The Department of Education has decided it will not investigate or interfere if transgender students complain they are barred from bathrooms that match their chosen gender, according to Buzzfeed News.

    On Thursday, Buzzfeed asked Liz Hill, a spokesperson for the Department of Education, if restroom complaints from transgender students are not covered by a 1972 federal civil rights law called Title IX. Hill answered, “Yes, that’s what the law says,” adding on Friday, “Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity….”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/27058/department-education-were-done-being-involved-hank-berrien

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    • Kaco says:

      I don’t know at what point I am going to address the school about my 7th grader’s liberal history teacher. I’ve complained about him before on here. According to my son, today he asked the class if they think if that any country should be able to participate in the Olympics. My son said he answered on the paper if they want to that’s okay. My husband explained to him about Russia and the use of performance enhancing drugs. I had a gut feeling it was about North Korea and sure enough, my son said, the teacher went on about North Korea. My husband said, I thought so, too, that’s why I told him to answer about Russia and the drugs, it will catch him off guard.

      This is the same guy who went on a rant about Pres Trump in front of the class during the height of the NFL kneeling. Other things, too. My husband had said to ask him if he went to Kent State, my son found out he did, but he only asked him where he went to school, we wish he would have asked him the way my husband said.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        Have you visited said ‘teacher’? I would surely pay him a visit. It’s not his job to express his own opinion about current events. He is a ‘history’ teacher, right. Then he should be teaching history, not civics or social studies. Remind him you’re his boss, you pay his salary.

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      • Texian says:

        Thank goodness back in the day I had teachers and supervisors like this guy..

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Love Sam Kinison.
          May he RIP.

          I used to have his scream as the ringtone on my cellphone.
          But I changed it after a while because it caused some unfortunate misunderstandings a couple of times.

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        • steph_gray says:

          My favorite scene in that movie is the one where Dangerfield’s character schools the socialist economics “professor” about the facts of running a business in the real world. Very Trumpian!

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      • rashomon says:

        And, I would suggest a visit to the principal whose duties include visiting the classrooms and evaluating the teaching content and methods to make certain they adhere to the curriculum set forth by the school board. Parents have to advocate for their students as many, many, many are advocating for totalitarianism and rewriting history to fit their narrative.

        Sorry, but it gets worse in high school. You just might have much conflict ahead unless we can regain control over the teachers’ union.

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      • goddessoftheclassroom says:

        Kaco, I don’t know what state or school district you live in, but call the administrative office and ask to see the course of study and approved materials list for your son’s class. Ask to review your child’s graded work (I keep my students’ work in my classroom in individual folders by class). Ask how each assignment lines up with the state standards.
        Best case scenario, despite the teacher’s leftist leaning, he is still a fair teacher who does not downgrade students who disagree,

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        • Kaco says:

          Hi, thanks, it’s a difficult situation as my son is on an IEP, and has had some trouble because of his issues, not with him necessarily. My son does know better than what he is espousing, I think of the other students being propagandized, though. We live in a conservative district otherwise, but there is a liberal creep here, have seen some various groups in the paper. I really don’t know how to approach it but feel something needs to be said.

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    • Zennalou says:

      For about 10 seconds, I had a good laugh
      then visions of a lawsuit over the definition of sex.

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  19. Nchadwick says:

    Another Airport Shutdown – London

    London City shuts down due to unexploded WWII bomb
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2018/02/12/london-city-airport-shuts-down-due-to-unexploded-wwii-bomb.htmlAirport
    LONDON – All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.

    The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 214 meters (700 feet) of the bomb, including several residential streets, as officers worked with specialists from the Royal Navy to remove the device.

    Local officials offered emergency accommodations to residents, as the Newham Council local authority said work to remove the bomb would continue into Tuesday.

    Police said the bomb was discovered Sunday at the George V Dock during pre-planned work at City Airport.

    London City, the smallest of London’s international airports, handled 4.5 million passengers last year. It’s located in east London’s docklands, an area that was heavily bombed during World War II.

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  20. joeknuckles says:

    Local Bay Area news ran a piece on a black pastor in Palo Alto who talked about how horrible the racism was that he had to endure back in the 1980s. This is ridiculous on it’s face, the area has been uber liberal since the early 60s. Near the end of the piece, they show images of the pastor walking around his old neighborhood while the narrator says “but then the area changed” (while they show groups of hispanics walking the streets) “and it got safer for him”. In other words, they just needed to get rid of all those evil white people. Funny, there was no mention of the horrendous crimes being committed by Hispanic gangs against black people. Keeping the hate whitey narrative up is more important.

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    • Kaco says:

      Microaggressions, apparently. As in, something someone says that is taken the wrong way or without giving that person the benefit of the doubt. Or just making the whole crap up to feed his victimhood narrative.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Guy needs to be fixed up with Halle Berry. Most popular
        girl at her mixed high school. Which was trending increasingly
        black. Good friend lived nearby. Berry claimed that she was
        a victim of racism, was one of the few black students at the school.

        “Few” translated to probably 40% of the student body. “Victim of
        racism” translated to being nominated to be on the homecoming
        court. She made queen, if I remember right. Damn near puked when
        she made her “poor victim” speech at the oscars. Poor dear was
        so distraught she forgot to thank her mom. The white gal that raised her.

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    • joeknuckles says:

      I’ll add that I’ve lived in the Bay Area my entire life and I’ve never heard of a single act of violence against black people by white people here. Not even once. The other way around, sure, plenty of times. It even happened to me once. Now we get to hear that we need to be replaced for black people to be safe? I can guarantee that there is more violence by hispanics against blacks here than there ever was by whites against blacks, in my lifetime, anyway.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Joe it was crackheads. Black on black or gang on gang crime. Just like downtown Oakland was at the time.

        I commuted thru there and also worked in downtown Oakland. People who weren’t there should beware of the BS….. In downtown Oakland this guy had his throat slit for $20.00 bucks, never even made the Oakland Tribune news. I saw 3 people shot on a street corner on my way to lunch. Less than one paragraph in the back page of the Oakland Tribune.

        The same thing in Portland Oregon, anytime a city wants tourists and vacationers the news blacks out what is really going on. Don’t forget Stanford University calls Palo Alto it’s home, so it was kept quiet how bad EPA was.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      East Palo Alto? Little Nairobi ? It was the murder capital one year, worse than any other city. I saw a shooting in the street on my way to work one morning. A lot of commuters took a shortcut (at your own risk).thru EPA. It was the crack epidemic and gangs were enslaving the area. They did it to themselves. History revisionists…..people that lived there know what was really going on. Probably wrote a book…..

      https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/02/how-east-palo-alto-shed-its-crime-rep-and-built-a-new-path-forward/

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  21. Sylvia Avery says:

    “…the American media, time and again, illustrates its utter hatred for the nation and its people in those newspapers and on television. Having judged the American project kaput after the election of Donald Trump, they are now stooping to the level of defending the North Koreans – perhaps the most brutal and heinous regime in the world today – thanks to some side-eye from its minister of propaganda, the sister of Kim Jong Un….

    Let’s be clear about what this is: this is 15 year veteran reporter at CNN, Will Ripley, just straight up delivering North Korean propaganda whole cloth to an American audience, simply because it criticizes the Trump administration….”

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/12/dear-america-news-media-absolutely-hates/

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  22. Nchadwick says:

    Sorry I can’t get enough of these memes — totally deserved btw

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  23. citizen817 says:

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slammed President Donald Trump for suggesting that a special prosecutor investigate her role in the Uranium One deal

    From Nov 2017; Talk about your double standard…give me a break!

    “If they send a signal that we are going to be like some dictatorship, some authoritarian regime where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract that we have that we can trust our justice system.”

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  24. Sylvia Avery says:

    A couple days ago I posted about an illegal alien from Honduras who had a couple of warrants on his record. He called the Tukwila, Washington cops when his home was broken into and then was SHOCKED when, as is protocol, they ran his name and discovered he had outstanding warrants for ICE so they picked him up and turned him in.

    Oh heavens above tonight’s local news was just full of this horrible, tragic story about this wonderful man who just called for help and ended up in detention. Town hall meetings, police statements, immigration attorneys with oily grins, La Raza, all the usual suspects trotted out to say the same thing: this is terrible, just because you are here illegally doesn’t mean you should be treated that way.

    I hate this crap so much.

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    • Wend says:

      Good thing you didn’t have my job with the INS!

      Seriously, I know it’s hideous but I think most of us never thought we would have a US President putting immigration front and center.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Were the ones who tried to break into the house illegals also?…But if he wasn’t illegal he could have protected himself….Your right…it is a mess and sad….

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        I don’t know if the ones breaking in were illegal or not.

        But it is standard police procedure to run everyone’s names through the computer system because there are often wants and warrants.

        The cops would do it to you, if you called and said your house was broken into and they came out to investigate. And it isn’t exactly “optional” for the cop to ignore the want or warrant, either.

        An LEO that I know was in training and he wanted to check and see if his mom had any unpaid tickets, so he ran her name through the computer and discovered that she indeed had unpaid fines thus she had been compelled to appear in court, but she didn’t, so there was what was called an FTA or Failure to Appear on her.

        What the LEO didn’t know is that he would be asked, “so did you book this person whose name you ran? What happened?” and he had to admit it was his mom.

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        • 🍺Gunny says:

          If I called and said my house was broken into, they would also have to bring the coroner to remove the body and count the bullet holes.

          In Texas they have what is called “The Castle Law.

          A castle doctrine, also known as a castle law or a defense of habitation law, is a legal doctrine that designates a person’s abode or any legally occupied place – e.g., a vehicle or home – as a place in which that person has protections and immunities permitting one, in certain circumstances, to use force (up to and including deadly force) to defend oneself against an intruder, free from legal prosecution for the consequences of the force used.

          A person may have a duty to retreat to avoid violence if one can reasonably do so. Castle doctrines negate the duty to retreat when an individual is assaulted in a place where that individual has a right to be, such as within one’s own home. Deadly force may be justified and a defense of justifiable homicide applicable, in cases “when the actor reasonably fears imminent peril of death or serious bodily harm to him or herself or another”.

          Also has Open Carry. Nothing like seeing a woman walk down the street with a pistol strapped to her hip.

          Just love Texas..

          And a Good Morning to you Sylvia..😎

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            I don’t know if we have the Castle law here or not, but I’m with you. They’d best bring the coroner because someone will be carried out feet first. Castle law or no, I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6, as they say.

            No open carry here. Sigh. Blue. Everywhere I look it’s blue.

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            And Good Morning to you Gunny!

            Like

            • 🍺Gunny says:

              Hey Sylvia…
              Didn’t mean to get off topic of your post, but I kept wondering why all the uproar from the SJW’s on this when it is so obvious the illegal needed arresting…I think I may have come up with something…
              They already have their sanctuary cities…now..wait for it…now I believe they are going for Sanctuary Houses…If an illegal is in a house you can’t arrest them.
              Wouldn’t put it past them.
              Sanctuary Houses..

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    • amwick says:

      Tucker had another attorney on who was a dreamer.. It disgusts me…crap, totally.

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  25. deqwik2 says:

    This is interesting dossier news. Top White House official has been investigating the dossier.
    The goal is to “establish outside veracity of dossier allegations,”

    “Anthony Ferrante coordinated the U.S. government’s response to Russian election interference. Now he’s helping a news site defend itself from a Russian billionaire’s lawsuit.

    For the last six months, a team led by a former top FBI and White House cybersecurity official has been traveling the globe on a secret mission to verify parts of the Trump dossier, according to four sources familiar with different aspects of the ongoing probe.

    Their client: BuzzFeed, the news organization that first published the dossier on U.S. President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, which is now being sued over its explosive allegations.

    The investigation, being conducted by FTI Consulting, is running in parallel to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in Kremlin-directed efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. With the special counsel probe under wraps, the BuzzFeed court case could represent the first public airing of an investigation into the veracity of some of the dossier’s claims.

    FTI is a Washington-based business advisory firm that specializes in areas ranging from corporate litigation to forensic accounting, and it is a frequent post-government landing pad for FBI officials.

    The ramifications of FTI’s dossier investigation could be game-changing for Mueller’s probe, because it “would establish outside veracity of dossier allegations,” a source familiar with the work told Foreign Policy. Yet news of FTI’s involvement, including the critical role of a former top FBI official, would also be controversial because the dossier itself is “a political football,” the source said.

    The dossier, which was funded by those connected with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party, has been the subject of ongoing controversy; while some of its claims have allegedly been verified, many others remain unproven. Trump and his allies have repeatedly attacked those involved in the dossier, as well as top FBI officials, as being involved in a partisan witch hunt.

    Ferrante, a former top FBI official who previously served as director for cyber incident response at the U.S. National Security Council during the Barack Obama administration, is now at FTI Consulting, where he is leading the effort.

    As a top FBI cybersecurity official tasked to the White House, Ferrante was in charge of coordinating the U.S. government response to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, among other responsibilities. Prior to joining the NSC in 2015, Ferrante was chief of staff for the FBI’s cyber division at headquarters under then-Director James Comey. Ferrante, still working for the FBI but at the White House, stayed in his position as director for cyber incident response at the NSC through the Trump administration, until April 2017, when he left to join FTI.

    At FTI, Ferrante launched what’s now been a months-long stealth effort chasing down documents and conducting interviews on the ground in various countries around the world. His team directed BuzzFeed lawyers to subpoena specific data and testimony from dozens of agencies or companies across the country and assembled a cyber ops war room to analyze that data, according to sources familiar with the work.

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/12/former-senior-fbi-official-is-leading-buzzfeeds-effort-to-verify-trump-dossier/?platform=hootsuite

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      In my opinion, they are taking the FRAUD on the road. Anything they “find” will be FRAUDULENT. And people will need to go to PRISON for it.

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      • deqwik2 says:

        **Look what I found… Buzzfeed filed a motion to compel the DOJ, FBI, DNI. Clapper & Comey to respond to subpoenas the media firm issued. Looks the the Federal Gov has
        a bunch of questions to answer.

        “BuzzFeed is escalating its legal battle for details on how the federal government handled a dossier containing salacious allegations about President Donald Trump.

        Lawyers for the online news outlet are asking a federal court in Washington to force the Justice Department, the FBI and the director of national intelligence, as well as former FBI Director James Comey and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to answer a series of questions about what officials had done in connection with the dossier as of the time BuzzFeed published it Jan. 10.

        BuzzFeed filed a motion to compel the three agencies, Comey and Clapper to respond to subpoenas the media firm issued after it was sued for libel by Russian internet entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev.

        Several news outlets, including POLITICO, are suing under the Freedom of Information Act to get records about how the federal government tried to vet the claims in the dossier. However, BuzzFeed’s move could have more legal heft because the Web publisher is claiming it needs the information to defend itself in the libel suit, pending in federal court in Miami.

        “The requested information here is highly relevant to BuzzFeed’s ability to establish that the publication of the Article, including the Dossier, is a fair and accurate report of records that were a basis of official government actions and thus is protected by a fair report privilege pursuant to state statute, common law and/or the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States,” attorney Nathan Siegel and other lawyers for BuzzFeed wrote.

        BuzzFeed first demanded the information in June but did not seek court intervention at that time. The new filing indicates that BuzzFeed has dropped requests to obtain information about the dossier from the CIA and former CIA Director John Brennan. The news outlet is no longer seeking actual government documents, but responses to a specific set of questions.”

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    • andi lee says:

      Huh.
      I guess #3 DOJ Rachel Brand going to Walmart got the, helo-pad landing, short-stick.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Take it to Hillary. She’ll verify it for them. 😂

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  26. Wend says:

    Print first, then scramble to verify.

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  27. A2 says:

    Someone asked me about my ‘theory’ on the LV attack on the last Presidential thread. I take that to mean Las Vegas.

    I think I posted my ‘novel’ as to what happened, on very little information from the LVPD and FBI (see the LV massacre threads on CTH). Not much has moved (publicly) in that investigation as far as I know.

    Yet, my ‘novel’ seems to have a few legs. If I recall correctly, I said that this was tied into the Philippines/ISIS aspect and triads.

    Well low and behold. The Dept of the Treasury has targeted Philippine/ISIS financiers. Makes you wonder, no?
    “US says Abdulpatta Escalon Abubakar is a “key facilitator for #ISIS and its network in the Philippines since at least January 2016″ & has helped transfer tens of thousands of dollars to help buy weapons/explosives”.

    https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-release/sm0284

    The Treasury also went after actors in the Middle East, and Africa.

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  28. andi lee says:

    Another old piece of a puzzle picked up and looked at again. (Maybe someone will find it useful.)

    This, regarding HRC & WJC; the HRC email investigation, Congressional Hearings, and witness testimony.

    Namely, Justin Coopers’ testimony. The sole I.T. guy for Bill Clinton’s server, who assisted Pagliano in upgrading HRC server but stopped short of knowing anything else. Says, moving on from WJC with his own company, a name that Jason Chaffetz stopped Cooper from saying out loud in court, by rudely interrupting, and talking over him. (It was that obvious.)

    While digging through Podesta email dump, I happened onto Justin Cooper’s one word email response (in the Podesta email dump), “Nice”, inreply to the photo attachment. This email:

    Interesting to note, Justin Cooper was part of WJC delegation to North Korea in 2009. So, no mere I.T. guy.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I’m actually starting to understand what went on in Pizzagate. It was neither info or disinfo – it was BOTH. Both sides were dumping. What these people are doing is very similar to what communists do – snidely and openly joke about stuff, knowing they’re protected from discovery by the absurdity of it. It’s FUNNY to them. It’s Beavis and Butthead joking. “He said pizza.” “He-he. Pizza. He-he.” It’s not evil-minded in the way we might think – it’s cruelly indifferent.

      Somebody allied with the White Hats dumped Pizzagate, and the bads dumped back all kinds of misleaders to increase the absurdity. But what it really is, is just trafficking in Beelzebubba’s favorite drug – sweet young flesh. The money from that has to be astounding.

      Another thing about this. I never bought the story of these Korean American journalists, and I always assumed it was CIA. But it’s not White Hat CIA. It’s BLACK HAT. And it was FAKE. It was an excuse to get Beelzebubba and his friends over there.

      Everything they did was FAKE. I think that whole trip was FAKE.

      These people really are satanic.

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      • 🍺Gunny says:

        The biggest problem or one of the biggest is; These people don’t think they are Satanic, like you said; They think it’s FUNNY.

        Well now we know they are out there and everyday comes a new revelation.

        All we have to do now is put em all in a cage.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        “the bads dumped back all kinds of misleaders to increase the absurdity.”

        An old tactic, going back to ??

        Give it the label “conspiracy theory” to get people to blow it off, call whatever they want to conceal “stupid idea”, etc.

        This is exactly what they did with IRS/Lois Lerner, and FISAgate would have been a “conspiracy theory” to most folks 18 months ago.

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  29. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Love this comment about libtard madness.

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  30. Sylvia Avery says:

    This is a long article, and a deep dive into Comey’s motivations for doing what he did and the various pressures brought to bear on him. Some stuff we have heard, some I’d never heard before. Apparently, among other things, there was a kind of rivalry between John Brennan and Comey that had developed over many years.

    Brennan wanted Comey to jump all in on the muh Russia deal, but Comey was a bit more reluctant at least in part because he supervised an agency full of people who were really sick of having spent their careers cleaning up after Clinton messes.

    Also some interesting stuff in there about the whole 5 eyes thing and who REALLY did the spying on Trump.

    I just picked a couple of random snippets from the article to share:

    How CIA Director John Brennan Targeted James Comey

    “…In other words, the FBI investigation didn’t start when the Australians, according to the Times—or the Brits, according to Brennan’s most recent version of the story—contacted the FBI after the Papadopoulos-Downer meeting. No, it started when the director of the CIA decided to start an investigation, when Brennan passed on information and intelligence to the FBI, and signaled that the bureau better act on it.

    The former CIA director has some questions to answer, then. What precisely was his role in initiating the FBI probe into the Trump team’s possible ties to Russia?……

    Why is John Brennan still so mad at James Comey? Because from Brennan’s perspective, the target of the information operation commonly referred to as Russiagate wasn’t just the 2016 GOP candidate. Sure, the Obama administration spied on the Trump team, but they regularly spied on their political opponents. Brennan’s CIA spied on U.S. Senators, a fact he first lied about and then grudgingly admitted to Congress and apologized for. The Obama White House abused the foreign intelligence surveillance system to spy on opponents of the Iran deal. Obama’s National Security Council staff had a 15-year CIA analyst, Ned Price, briefing—and purposefully misleading—the press and public, which had no idea he was a spy, regarding Obama administration policy. The White House spied on the Trump team. The point is that the main target of Brennan’s campaign was Comey….”

    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/255020/how-cia-director-john-brennan-targeted-james-comey

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    • georgiafl says:

      This reminds me of a football play. Imagine this is a movie, like Facing the Giants.

      Obama, (the quarterback for the mean, ruthless, dirty ball playing team) has the ball, he throws a short pass to his running back Comey, while their defensive guys, Clapper and Brennan tackle (spy on and blackmail) the opposite team players.

      Comey sees a big guy coming toward him and quickly hands off to Priestap, who fumbles (flips) due to fear.

      The ball grabbed before it hits the ground by the opposite team. The guy with the ball is not used to getting to score (smallest player on the team), but he’s running toward the goal…while Obama’s team keeps on trying to catch him. One by one, each of Obama’s team gets tackled, tripped up, or fouls…and many flags are thrown….

      Will the little guy score?

      Tune in tomorrow.

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  31. If Clint Eastwood had commissioned Obama’s portrait:

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  32. JasonF says:

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  33. keebler AC says:

    Behind the scenes on Jan 5, Susan Rice memo: By the book. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Ask Biden,

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  34. A2 says:

    WoW so many posts on Zero in the salad bar. A democrats all you can eat. Zero calories, burp and you can chow down some more.

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  35. Zennalou says:

    Found this comment on the GOP Senators thread and thought it worth repeating. I have said put our military on the border because this is an invasion, until I sound like a stuck record. This poster is better with words than I am……

    powderdayrules says:
    February 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    I’m in favor of bringing our ground forces home to deploy on our border, where the invasion is taking place. Europe, Japan, and Korea alone would be, and I’m guessing, over 100,000 troops. That is Ten Divisions! Those countries can afford to provide for their own defense by themselves. We can still assist countries like Poland and other deserving nations. Our Navy (including the Marines) and Air Force can still project our power and protect our friends as they do now. Also move our US inland bases permanently to the border as well and give the US Army the job of securing the border. Our troops in Korea and Germany are expert at protecting a border, WHY theirs and NOT OURS? Our border would close very quickly. This will have a good economic effect as well as all that military spending will be spent here. There should be no quarter given to our enemies both foreign and domestic.

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  36. louche9 says:

    Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but did anyone catch Lionel “Nations” youtube interview with Dr. Jerome Corsi a couple of days ago? Lionel mentioned CTH by name, and credited Sundance for revealing the significance of the Title1 aspect of the warrant to spy on Carter Page.

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    • steph_gray says:

      On YT today I also ran across something called Headlines With a Voice – a female reading word for word Sundance’s entire article “Game Over” of a couple of days ago, accompanied with photos from his article. Entirely without attribution or credit…!

      I generally think it’s a good idea for CTH information to get out, but that was definitely a bit over-much.

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  37. Eilert says:

    Does Songbird sing again?

    Feb 13 2018 09:42:59
    Q
    !UW.yye1fxo
    ID: 479712
    360746
    13372080-45DC-4E32-B340-3….jpeg

    I hear Hanoi is educational.
    Q

    Feb 13 2018 09:56:38
    Q
    !UW.yye1fxo
    ID: 479712
    360885
    Think image drop.
    Think OP.
    Think United.
    When does a bird sing?
    Everything has meaning.
    [I]
    Q

    Original Songbird:

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      ‘Never Forget the kindness extended to me” stated about his Vietnamese captures while other POW’s rotted in cages.
      Abandoning his fellow POW’s to come home before them
      Vetoing a bill allowing the US to negotiate with the Vietnamese government for release of the POW’s. He did not want his being a traitor known.
      Starting a fire on the USS Forrestal that eventually killed 27 sailors.
      Crashing two planes due to hot dogging prior to being sent to Vietnam
      Shot down in Vietnam due to not following the attack plan
      Injured after plane hit in Vietnam due to not following proper ejection procedures. His injuries were not from his captors. His injuries were from his own incompetence.
      Taking pictures with ISIS terrorists.
      Delivering the dossier against the President

      Verdict: Guilty of Treason.
      It makes me feel dirty even writing about him..Time for a shower..

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    • Wiggyky says:

      Not a McCain fan, however, I wish someone could explain intelligently why they condemn McCain for giving propaganda favoring the North Vietnamese, yet never say a word about the other POWs who made propaganda films praising the NV that were broadcast to the US.. Surely there are a few here old enough to remember them.

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      • Wiggyky says:

        BTW, they were all tortured severly into making these statements.

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        • Wiggyky says:

          ack — severely

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          • 🍺Gunny says:

            McCain was never tortured. Get your facts straight before spreading this crap.

            McCain was not tortured, PoW guard claims.
            In an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Nguyen Tien Tran acknowledged that conditions in the prison were “tough, though not inhuman”. But, he added: “We never tortured McCain. On the contrary, we saved his life, curing him with extremely valuable medicines that at times were not available to our own wounded.”
            Tran, now 75, said McCain reached Hanoi with the worst injuries he had seen in a downed pilot. But he denied torturing him, saying it was his mission to ensure that McCain survived. As the son of the US naval commander in Vietnam, he offered a potential valuable propaganda weapon.
            Tran told Corriere that McCain was sent to hospital the day after he was brought to Hanoi and stayed there for a month. “I never lost him from sight. I was frightened a doctor or nurse might do him harm.”
            As to why McCain, then 36, left North Vietnam with prematurely grey hair, Tran denied it was because of mistreatment. “It’s that in prison you think too much.”
            By the way…thanks for your concern…here a link for your enjoyment.
            Now go away.

            https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/oct/14/uselections2008-johnmccain

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      • MVW says:

        ‘Not a McCain fan…’
        So, you have followed what McStain did to suppress efforts to recover our MIA? And surely you are also thinking of his pictures with ISIS. McStain is bent, a worm wearing his heroes ‘war record’.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        I’ll give that a try, Wiggy.

        The reason is because of who McCain’s dad (McCain Jr.) and grandfather (McCain Sr.) were. They were the first father-son pair to achieve four-star admiral rank in US history. Even more importantly, in April 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War and 6 months after McCain III was shot down and became a prisoner), McCain Jr. was named by President Johnson as Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC).

        Because of this, it was a MASSIVE propaganda victory for the gooks (yes, I said gooks —> that is EXACTLY what communist Vietnamese are) for the son of the sitting CINCPAC to spill the beans for the enemy…..UNLIKE others who didn’t have nearly the value of same to the enemy.

        To REALLY understand the ire of folks like Gunny (and myself, ftm), you have to understand the concept of “honor” in military circles. Because of WHO McStain’s forefathers were, he bore a weight upon himself that his fellow POWs did not. He was duty bound, by tradition and HONOR, to see himself as having obligations and responsibilities that others did not. His father was CINCPAC. He KNEW the value of his breaking to the Vietnamese. No one had to tell him. Instead, he traded on the honor of being the son of McCain Jr and his grandfather McCain Sr. throughout his life. He DISHONORED his forefathers, his country, and the privileges they earned for him both as a young man and afterwards.

        Had McCain been a Japanese samurai he would have committed suicide before breaking to his captors and dishonoring his father and grandfather. And had he not then, he would have afterwards. I hope you can see how John McCain III has no sense of honor, at all.

        Hope that helps.

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        • snarkybeach says:

          Songbird McTreason looked positively chubby when he was released compared to the other POWs (who resembled the inmates of Dauchau.)

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  38. Troublemaker10 says:

    Sen Grassley’s committee is checking into this now.

    Excerpt from article:

    “If Steele worked for a Russian oligarch with close ties to Putin, it is likely to change prevailing views of the Russia investigations of the past year and a half.”

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  39. wheatietoo says:

    I haven’t been watching the Olympics…but this girl won a gold medal for team USA.

    Way to go, Chloe Kim!

    Liked by 4 people

  40. Sylvia Avery says:

    Nobody, I mean NOBODY, has liked these stupid portraits. I thought it was just me and a few others, but it seems to be pretty universal.

    And nobody thinks the Mooch’s even looks like her. Tucker had a segment last night where someone took a picture of her portrait out and showed it to people on the street and asked who it was. Almost no one recognized her. It really doesn’t look like her.

    The article linked below has a series of hilarious tweets from random people commenting on the Mooch’s portrait.

    “‘Like a sketch by a sixth grader’: Outcry greets newly unveiled Michelle Obama portrait that looks nothing like her – while Barack’s is likened to Beyonce’s birth announcement…”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5381941/Outcry-newly-unveiled-Michelle-Obama-portrait.html

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  41. wheatietoo says:

    I know we’re supposed to be cheering on robotic technology…but this is just so creepy, it’s scary.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      What is wrong with these people? Did none of them ever see Terminator????? Do they not understand about Skynet??? Creepy, freaky. I’d hate to think we survived Obama’s Marxist Nightmare only to end up with robot overlords.

      Liked by 5 people

      • wheatietoo says:

        I know! Thank you, I was wondering if I was the only one.

        And don’t get me started on ‘self-driving cars’.
        Our Transportation Sec, Elaine Chow, was extolling their virtues in her speech at Davos…but I was thinking, “Noooo, bad idea”.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          No kidding! Self driving cars seemed like a good idea for about five minutes, and then I thought about the implications….I’d never be able to go anywhere again without governmental or technological overlords knowing about it and more than likely approving/disapproving it in advance.

          Uh, no, thank you very much I prefer not to do that. And no one seems concerned about all the people who will be out of work……

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          • starfcker says:

            The biggest concern about driverless cars is it puts to rest the whole notion of suicide bombers. All bomber, no suicide. One hell of a lot easier to recruit

            Liked by 1 person

          • 4sure says:

            Self driving cars was bound to happen. A car, truck, etc. is nothing more than a means of transporting something. When “self” driven forklifts or similar “movers” became common place in warehouse use, it was only a matter of time before the self driving car/truck came.

            The next thing to emerge will be self piloted aircraft use for all things non passenger. Such as Fighter plane, transport, etc. I can see UPS. Fed Ex. using them. Drones are the forerunners.

            History is replete w/one invention or use of something leading to another use or invention. Things are progressing in technology so rapidly now, it’s frightening. I can’t even imagine what a newborn today will see in 50 yrs. This age will look so much differently in 50 yrs., it will make today look like the dark ages.

            I can see athletes, singers, actors, sports teams, race car drivers, etc. eliminated in 25 yrs. or less. Everything will become animated in virtual reality. There will be no need for “live” people doing what can be created in virtual reality. We already have some of it and it will only get more realistic and better.

            I’m an ideas person, and I have many ideas re. future technology , retail merchandising, being used in many diff. AREAS FOR ALL TYPES OF THINGS. I wish I had a way of marketing my ideas, but most companies, etc. want more than just an idea. I have always had a pretty vivid imagination.

            50 yrs. ago, when I started in data processing, computers were YUGE and it took a large environmentally controlled room to house it. And it could really do very little as it was restricted to input from a 80 column tab card.

            Today, a cell phone can do literally a million times more than that room size computer. 50 yrs. ago, I could not have imagined it.

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            • AmericaFirst says:

              I’m still creeped out just hearing a robotic voice on an answering system.

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            • steph_gray says:

              Singers? I don’t think so. There is nothing digital that can compare to the human voice, just as there is nothing digital that can compare to the sound of an actual instrument being played live. That’s why people still play violins.

              Of course I am a singer/musician and therefore biased!

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            • Sylvia Avery says:

              Or the loss of privacy we willingly, eagerly, gave up for the convenience and have never looked back. Freedom? Who needs it. Look at this cool way I can take a picture on my phone and add cat ears and whiskers and a tail! Ain’t that thrilling!

              I just wasn’t made for these times.

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    • booger71 says:

      So I guess the first one was too stupid to figure out how to open the door.

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    • iswhatitis says:

      The Chinese are not far behind..

      https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c8f_1518377215

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  42. Troublemaker10 says:

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  43. Donna in Oregon says:

    Re: The James Madison Project vs Department of Justice.

    I read about this case. I think the DOJ has to answer on this FOIA about spying on President Trump by Feb 14, 2018.

    Very interested in the outcome.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/369443195/JMP-Response

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  44. Troublemaker10 says:

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  45. wheatietoo says:

    Our President is up.

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  46. Troublemaker10 says:

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  47. Troublemaker10 says:

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  48. Can someone (SD?) please give their thoughts on this question/theory? Can’t seem to get this answered in my head…

    Is it possible that Mueller is now investigating for Team Trump? Wondering if at some point after Mueller began his investigation, the direction was redirected by Rosenstein based on key people from the small group beginning to talk. The scope of the order from Rosenstein is certainly wide enough.

    Or, is he compromised too far and unable to shift direction?

    Thanks –

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    • boot says:

      I may have missed it, but something I have not seen mentioned anywhere is the following aspect of Mueller’s situation now that the DOJ/FBI FISA stuff is in the public arena.

      Paraphrasing Mueller’s duties as Special Counsel,
      – to fully and thoroughly continue Comey’s FBI investigation of Russian interference in the election;
      – to investigate any coordination between the Russians and PDJT’s campaign staff;
      – to investigate any matters arising from his investigation;
      – to investigate any matters within the scope of 28 CFR 600.4(a);
      – to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters.

      Therefore it appears to me that, as a matter that obviously must have arisen during his investigation, Mueller cannot escape from his duty to fully investigate any previous misfeasance/malfeasance within the DOJ/FBI relating to the FISA stuff etc etc and to prosecute any DOJ/FBI individuals as necessary.

      Also, under CFR 600.4(a) he has the duty to investigate and prosecute federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with his investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses.
      Therefore if, for example, relevant DOJ/FBI records and documents have been altered/deleted etc then Mueller has the duty to investigate/prosecute.

      These are all the SC’s duties. If he does not fully and thoroughly carry them out then, under CFR 600.7(d), he can be removed by the AG from the office of SC because of dereliction of duty. Also the SC and his staff are subject to the same standards as are other employees of the DOJ i.e. they could be investigated (presumably by the IG) for any misconduct, breach of ethical duties etc. It would be interesting to see if Horowitz gets involved if it appears Mueller and/or any member of his team do not carry out their duties fully, thoroughly and fairly.

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      • Thank you. Based on the insight you share, I don’t see how there could be a situation right now where the tentacles of his investigation wouldn’t be in the know. Add onto what we know the vast amount of unreleased and classified evidence we haven’t seen, and holy heaven, it would seem Mueller *has* to be pointed there — willingly or not. Perhaps that’s why so quiet from press on Mueller. No leaks to MSM, and of course no motivation on their part to dig in or connect dots.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Well – if Mueller won’t – the IG of the DOJ/FBI and IG of the Secretary of State and other departments have been investigating all these crimes for over a year.

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        • georgiafl says:

          …and they have millions of pages of evidence.

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          • boot says:

            Except that IG’s cannot prosecute. Mueller does not have to be “pointed” in that direction ….. under his specified jurisdiction he has a duty to proactively initiate action to follow that direction. If he does not then he is derelict in his duties and can be removed from the position of SC.

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  49. Dora says:

    Democrats panic over DACA

    With less than a month to go on making the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order, dating from President Obama’s pen, permanent, Democrats are in a panic about their prospects for making DACA law.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/02/democrats_panic_over_daca.html

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