February 23rd – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #400

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1,342 Responses to February 23rd – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #400

  1. phoenixRising says:

    twitter thread – https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/965925563683786752

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  2. Lucille says:

    Jeanine Pirro is at CPAC and opines on the atmosphere during President Trump’s speech

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  3. Logophilus says:

    Did anyone else notice this fact about the Alex van der Zwaan case (the Dutch London-based lawyer indicted by Mueller for lying acting a contact with Gates)? Not only is he the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan (well publicized), BUT also Khan has a lawsuit against Christopher Steele? Is the Special Counsel office protecting Steele??? (Go after Steele, we go after your family)

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    By chance, might we have a shot at cleaning up the DOJ National Security Division?

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  5. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Susan Rice’s Lawyer Responds to Grassley Inquiry About Bizarre Email She Sent Herself on Trump’s Inauguration Day

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  6. patrickhenrycensored says:

    The ‘experts’ weigh in…………
    MSNBC: Handguns Are Too Slow To Stop A School Shooter

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    • BakoCarl says:

      What an absolute idiot!

      Let’s assume he’s correct concerning the speed of an AR-16 bullet. Let’s assume a handgun bullet travels 1,000 fps and an AR-15 bullet at 3,000 fps.
      So, the approx. 20 feet between the shooter and the target will be traversed by a handgun bullet in 0.02 seconds, while the AR-15 bullet will take 0.0067 seconds. What possible difference would the shooter to target difference of 0.0133 seconds make?

      Please. Let me repeat. What an absolute idiot!

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  7. kea says:

    MSM headline ‘US deportations targeting more people with no crime records’—- ummmmm they are here illegally…. I would say that’s a crime. Keep it up ICE!!!!!

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  8. kea says:

    I used to use Enterprise as well but no longer. Why must companies jump on the political bandwagon now a days? Look how it turned out for Macys?!

    Oh I was never really into guns but stuff like this makes me lean very pro NRA I must admit.

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    • Deb says:

      You should join the NRA. Everyone should just to show the left how their tactics are backfiring.

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    • Wiggyky says:

      Enterprise is the only National Rental in our town. Since they don’t like the NRA then they must prefer false bots from the Anti-American Communist. Too bad they jumped into bed with them instead of using intelligence. It will be interesting to see how much they will be hurt by this since there are so many other rental agencies that people use anyway.

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. phoenixRising says:


    Open Society Foundations

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1237 (As of 2011)

    Discover the Networks – A Guide to the Political Left

    Excerpt from
    Dec 20, 1998 60 Minutes Steve Kroft interview George Soros

    KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
    Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes
    KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
    Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
    KROFT: I mean, that’s — that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
    Mr. SOROS: Not — not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t — you don’t see the connection. But it was — it created no — no problem at all.
    KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
    Mr. SOROS: No.
    KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?
    Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c — I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was — well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets — that if I weren’t there — of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would — would — would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the — whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the — I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.


    “Soros seems to believe in the synagogueisation ofsociety. He supports the breaking of society into biologically oriented tribes: e.g., Blacks, Women, LGBT, Lesbians. He has invested millions in dividing the working class. Divide and rule is what it is.

    Traces of his destructive Open society Institute can be identified in Iran’s failed Velvet Revolution, anti Assad NGO activity in Syria , behind anti Putin intense activism and of course the Gazi Park events in Turkey. These so called ‘civilian’ and ‘popular’ uprises have at least one common denominator. They attempt to destabilise regimes that oppose Zio-cons as well as the mammonite world order.” George Schwartz Soros – The Oligarch Who Owns The Left

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  11. kea says:

    Just reading about MO Governor Eric Greitens.

    He was/is indicted for felony invasion of privacy and still has not stepped down.

    I’ve read he’s a do nothing Governor except maybe that….


    • AmericaFirst says:

      An indictment is not a conviction. Remember, a good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

      And there is a definite partisanship to the prosecution.

      Greitens may still step down or be impeached, but it is a shame; he is otherwise a very good Governor. And I would hate to think that the Marxists would be able to use this kind of tool to get rid of a politician on the other side of the aisle, though I am aware that they use BAMN – By Any Means Necessary.


  12. Marica says:

    Sarah is so stinkin cute! and sitting with Ivanka–who is beautiful as well–can only say–All American! They truly look like fresh, all American girls! So proud!

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  13. Deplore Able says:

    Grassley’s letter to Rice and response by Rice’s lawyer. What questions were answered and which weren’t answered? Grassley’s questions are followed by Rice’s lawyers responses in quotes.

    1. Did you send the email attached to this letter to yourself? Do you have any reason to dispute the timestamp of the email?
    “Ambassador Rice memorialized the discussion in an email sent to herself during the morning of January 20, 2017.”
    “The time stamp reflected on the email is not accurate, as Ambassador Rice departed the White House shortly before noon on January 20.”
    2. When did you first become aware of the FBI’ s investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia?
    “While serving as National Security Advisor, Ambassador Rice was not briefed on the existence of any FBI investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, and she later learned of the fact of this investigation from Director Comey’s subsequent public testimony.”
    3. When did you become aware of any surveillance activities, including FISA applications, undertaken by the FBI in conducting that investigation? At the time you wrote this email to yourself, were you aware of either the October 2016 PISA application for surveillance of Carter Page or the January 2017 renewal?
    “Ambassador Rice was not informed of any FISA applications sought by the FBI in its investigation, and she only learned of them from press reports after leaving office.” [Note: There is no reply to the part of the question “about other surveillance activities.”]
    4. Did anyone instruct, request, suggest, or imply that you should send yourself the aforementioned Inauguration Day email memorializing President Obama’ s meeting with Mr. Comey about the Trump/Russia investigation? If so, who and why?
    “… upon the advice of the White House Counsel’s Office, Ambassador Rice created a permanent record of the discussion”
    5. Is the account of the January 5, 2017 meeting presented in your email accurate? Did you omit any other portions of the conversation?
    [No direct response to this question.]
    6. Other than that email, did you document the January 5, 2017 meeting in any way, such as contemporaneous notes or a formal memo? To the best of your knowledge, did anyone else at that meeting take notes or otherwise memorialize the meeting?
    [No direct response to this question.]
    7. During the meeting, did Mr. Comey or Ms. Yates mention potential press coverage of the Steele dossier? If so, what did they say?
    “In the conversation Ambassador Rice documented, there was no discussion of Christopher Steele or the Steele dossier, contrary to the suggestion in your letter.”
    8. During the meeting, did Mr. Comey describe the status of the FBI’s relationship with Mr. Steele, or the basis for that status?
    “In the conversation Ambassador Rice documented, there was no discussion of Christopher Steele or the Steele dossier, contrary to the suggestion in your letter.”
    9. When and how did you first become-aware of the allegations made by Christopher Steele?
    “While serving as National Security Advisor, Ambassador Rice was not briefed on the existence of any FBI investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, and she later learned of the fact of this investigation from Director Comey’s subsequent public testimony.” [Note, this response refers to “allegations of collusion” between Trump and Russia in general, but the question is much more specific. When did Rice first learn about Steele? There is no direct response to that question.]
    10. When and how did you first become aware that the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded Mr. Steele’s efforts?
    [No direct response to this question.]
    11. You wrote that President Obama stressed that he was “not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective.” Did President Obama ask about, initiate, or instruct anything from any other perspective relating to the FBI’ s investigation?
    [No direct response to this question.]
    12. Did President Obama have any other meetings with Mr. Comey, Ms. Yates, or other government officials about the FBI’ s investigation of allegations of collusion between Trump associates and Russia? If so, when did these occur, who participated, and what was discussed?
    [No direct response to this question.]

    I wonder why all of the questions weren’t answered?I think Ambassador Rice will have to get a subpoena and provide answers under oath.

    Grassley letter to Rice: https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-graham-uncover-unusual-email-sent-susan-rice-herself-president-trump-s

    Letter from Rice Attorney: https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000161-c538-d933-a3e9-d7b99b660002

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