March 5th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #410

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927 Responses to March 5th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #410

  1. Dora says:

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  2. youme says:

    Hitler is on the march….
    Addressing his supporters who were chanting, “Our leader, take us to Afrin,” Erdogan said, “Don’t worry. Once we decide to go we will not leave you behind, but take you with us. Now we are dispatching our trained cadres. Those who received mobilization orders should get ready. But at this moment we don’t need them. The minute we decide we will hit the road.”

    Turkish males are subject to conscription when they reach the age of 20, and they are required to mobilize until the age of 41.

    Following Erdogan’s remarks that those who have received mobilization orders should be ready, millions visited the official website of the Ministry of Defense to find out if their name is on the list. Due to the heavy traffic the site went down quickly.

    Devlet Bahceli, the chairman of the opposition Nationalist Action Party (MHP), which has decided to enter into an elections alliance with the AKP and to support Erdogan, answered the president’s call by saying, “We are ready for mobilization. It is time to hoist the Turkish flag over Afrin.” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim got into the mood by dressing up in military attire at a meeting of the AKP’s youth wing in Kocaeli.

    https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/turkey-syria-erdogan-calls-for-mobilization-afrin.html

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  3. Lucille says:

    Fond remembrances…

    Trump Won’t Win – The Night that Trump Changed the World
    Trump Nation – Published on Mar 5, 2018

    Liked by 12 people

  4. Harry Lime says:

    Paul Joseph Watson absolutely destroys CNN! This is fabulous and should be shared…it should be shown in classrooms and on holidays, too.

    Liked by 7 people

  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    My mother was watching “Outnumbered” on FNN at noon. About half way through the program, the topic changed to Rep. Devin Nunes response to the onslaught against him.
    The onslaught was primarily characterized on three fronts:

    1) Democratic opposition and wide spread BHO administration corruption
    2) MSM fake media lies
    3) Late night comedians skewering him.

    When Mr. Nunes was responding, the “constitutional crisis” part of his response is referring to #1

    The inference the way it was being portrayed not-so-subtlety on FOX was that Rep. Nunes is claiming the “constitutional crisis” is because of #3
    .
    Instead of concentrating on our President’s achievements, that station is non-stop blather during the daytime – spouting off the exact same material as the other MSM sewer is, albeit with a different twist. For the most part, a total waste of time except for a few people left on FBN.

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      The Murdoch’s are globalists and supported Clinton.

      Liked by 7 people

    • G3 says:

      That Kennedy is anything but a libertarian title she tries to hide dehind. Today, according to Kennedy—it’s ok that all late night tv attacks Nunes— too bad he responded.

      Liked by 1 person

      • mimbler says:

        I think she calls herself libertarian because they support legalizing pot which appears to be her main issue. Pretty shallow, of course she was a dj on MTV so shallow shouldn’t surprise me.

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        • heidi says:

          she’s also an open borders, no walls kinda gal, likes the old trade deals which resulted in America last, but she gets cheap cell phones & jobs on talk shows. I can’t stand her.

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  6. tazz2293 says:

    Dana Loesch Has a New Show Coming to NRATV

    Dear lying media. Your time is running out. Dana Loesch’s new show comes March 2018 to NRATV. Here’s what she has to say:

    “We’ve had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news…we are done with your agenda to undermine voters’ will and individual liberty in America.

    So to every lying member of the media, to every Hollywood phony, to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents, to the politicians who would rather watch America burn than lose one ounce of their own personal power, to the late-night hosts who think their opinions are the only opinions that matter…to the Joy-Ann Reids, the Morning Joes, the Mikas…To those who stain honest reporting with partisanship…To those who bring bias and propaganda to CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times.”

    You will have to click on play to view the video.

    If you are running an ad blocker you may have to disable it temporarily to view the video

    https://www.nratv.com/home/video/dana-loesch-has-a-new-show-coming-to-nratv

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    • Albertus Magnus says:

      When she gives a speech fully endorsing PDJT, I might would consider watching her. Until then, she can join all of the other NeverTrumpers in the doghouse.

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      • tazz2293 says:

        I did a poor job of explaining why I was bringing attention to the video. I was attempting to bring attention to what she was saying not her show.

        It is good that there are those who are speaking out saying the things she is saying in the Video. It is good more and more people are standing up for the United States and our Constitution against our enemy the Progs and their MSM comrades.

        I agree with you in that I would never watch her show because of her Never Trump beliefs.

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  7. NewfTea says:

    Regular reader, occasional commenter. Noticing lots of user names I’ve never seen before spreading all kinds of gloom and doom. A large cohort has suddenly, simultaneously, felt the need to spread extreme pessimism here: about Jeff Sessions and the investigations, about the upcoming elections, etc.

    I’m not delusional-optimistic; a lot could still go wrong. But I’m wondering why so many negative-Nancies have appeared, all of a sudden, saying mostly the same thing, replying to each others’ comments with even more gloom.

    Hmmm.

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  8. lawrencepaul1 says:

    I disagree with Ron Paul on quite a few things (immigration in particular) but he is mostly right on foreign policy and finance. At least he is never afraid of talking truth to power.

    Ron Paul: After 15 Years, Perhaps We Should Listen To The Iraqi Parliament
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-05/ron-paul-after-15-years-perhaps-we-should-listen-iraqi-parliament

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Is Ron Paul still for open borders?
      He lost me on that.

      Of course, he says that we should eliminate welfare so that it isn’t a draw for immigrants.
      I agree with him on that.
      But we still need to close our borders, because there are too many people that want to come here to do us harm.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Yep me too. That is my big gripe with pure Libertarians. He is an idealist. I know where he is coming from but every nation has to control its borders.

        Liked by 4 people

      • TatonkaWoman says:

        Bottom line FACT: without borders, there is no country.

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      • mimbler says:

        The naiveté of his position is that regardless of eliminating welfare (which will never happen), we still won’t let people starve in the streets, or not be treated for medical emergencies, or freeze in the winter, etc.
        So our country would always be a draw for the impoverished, or criminal. Open borders is childish thinking.

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  9. youme says:

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  10. sunnydaze says:

    Meadow Pollack’s father, Andrew Pollack, who has been so impassioned about school safety since the Parkland shootings, has a website for citizen action to help him do something for schools safety. He’s asking for as many people as possible to join him in his efforts:

    https://remembermeadow.com

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  11. Ooops! Giuliani stepped in a pile at the Gridiron event:

    “On Friday night, President Trump entertained around 250 Republican donors in his Mar-a-Lago ballroom. Spotted in the audience: Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, who recently admitted to paying $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels.

    The most shocking moment of the evening came when Trump brought his old pal Rudy Giuliani onto the stage.

    Giuliani told the crowd he had been down there for Trump’s wedding. “Hillary was also here,” he said, according to two sources in the room, “and she actually fit through the door.”

    The crowd gasped. I’m told Giuliani’s wife gave him a “most foul look.” Trump later told the audience: “I’m just glad I didn’t say it.”

    https://www.axios.com/rudy-giulianis-tasteless-hillary-joke-1520203032-856992af-1e13-4061-90a4-8a61c37ffd8f.html

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  12. NJF says:

    Not sure if posted.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Pam says:

    Live now!

    Liked by 3 people

  14. TreeperInTraining says:

    http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/376788-if-andrew-mccabe-lied-could-he-be-charged-like-michael-flynn

    Pretty interesting article addressing why the McCabes and Comeys of the world never get charged for lying/obstruction.

    The really interesting part is this article is written based on the presumption that they| DID lie. Lol

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    • Blue Moon says:

      I read today (I think it was True Pundit) that Mueller gave Comey immunity from prosecution early on so, if true, nothing will ever happen to him and probably all of them. If true for Comey then it is probably true for all of them.

      Sessions will go down in history as the first AG that is recused from doing his job and in turn has the opposition party running the department for him. Sessions needs to go along with Mueller. JMO

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  15. jeans2nd says:

    Has anyone been following AIPAC this year? youtube links https://www.youtube.com/user/AIPACPC/videos?disable_polymer=1

    So far, all presentations have gone as expected.
    Tom Cotton was his typical “Senate Intelligence Cmte” self.
    Nancy Pelosi made a fool of herself.
    ChuckU Schumer proved himself again to be a lying pos.

    Kevin McCarthy and Steny Hoyer rewrote history. Pardon my dementia, but did we not just spend the last 8 years giving Iran everything Iran wanted, including nuclear weapons? Did the Democrats not support the JCPOA? One digresses.

    VP Pence spoke a couple hours ago. Waiting for the youtube link.

    By far, the Star of AIPAC is Nikki Haley, and to Haley’s credit, Haley gave most of the credit to Pres Trump. Pick yer jaws up off the floor…

    21 min and 25 sec of pure love. At least a dozen standing O’s (lost count), including for Pres Trump, and Guatemala! Guatemala’s Pres has also spoken at this year’s AIPAC.

    Anyway, if you do nothing else this evening, take in the first two minutes of Nikki Haley at AIPAC. If this does not make you smile, nothing will.
    The entire 21 min 25 sec is well worth your time – run at 1.5x speed, or 2x if your ears can handle it. These ppl spent more time on their feet than they did in their chairs.

    Thread –

    Ok, back to the trade wars…

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  16. Bull Durham says:

    There is a federal prosecutor who has spent nine full months looking for evidence of a crime that never was committed. He has spent millions, probably over ten million dollars by now.

    He has all the power of the US government, subpoena power and grand jury power.

    He has the pick of any investigator and lawyer in the country to be on his staff.

    No one can supervise or has oversight of his investigation.

    He is a lone ranger.

    With all this power he has failed, utterly, to achieve his assignment.
    Inadvertently, he has proven the opposite of his mandate.
    He has proven that no crime exists. Nothing between Russians, Russian Federation, the Kremlin, the President of Russia, Putin’s dogs, the FSB, and DJT or any of his family, employees, friends, associates, gardeners or chefs.

    Robert Mueller is the biggest failure in the history of the Justice system of the United States.

    He needs to be terminated.

    RR needs to shut him down, spank him verbally in public, apologize to the American public and issue a final report in behalf of the Mueller fiasco.

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      The longer it goes on the worse he and his sponsors look. At the moment they just look inept, if it carries on as it has been they will look inept and stupid.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dixie says:

        Appointing a special prosecutor was stupid in the first place since there was no crime as a basis for it. The money has been wasted. Give the money back or take it out of somebody’s hide would, imo, be a just fine for those greedy weasels.

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    • Bonitabaycane says:

      “No one can supervise or has oversight of his investigation.” I thought RR has that authority.

      RR needs to reign in his run away train and shut it down.

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    • tazz2293 says:

      Why is RR still employed?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Mueller receives oversight and supervision from RR. If at any time during the investigation, he believed Mueller was veering too far off course, he had the unquestionable authority to pull him back on track.

      That’s why I am comfortable in the position that everything that Mueller has done to date has been with RR’s full knowledge and consent.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        I hope you can give us the source of your information.
        RR can end it. I don’t think he can look over the shoulder or micromanage or direct it in any way once he cut the order to start. He could have written limits, boundaries, time frame and budget. But he didn’t. He just let Mueller go at it.

        I’m open to hard facts otherwise if you can provide the official word on it.

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        • Bonitabaycane says:

          “Rosenstein confirmed in sworn congressional testimony back in June that he interpreted the special counsel regulation to mean that he is the only person in government with authority over Mueller’s hiring and potential firing — that is, not Trump and not Sessions. Furthermore, he said that he would only fire Mueller for “good cause,” and would refuse to carry out an order to fire him if good cause were not established.”

          Source: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/1/16585934/mueller-trump-fired

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          • Bonitabaycane says:

            Respectfully, there are a number of articles that reference the supervisory authority of RR over the special counsel.

            Article titled: “Rod Rosenstein Is Shirking His Duty to Supervise Robert Mueller”

            https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/01/robert-mueller-investigation-rod-rosenstein-shirks-his-supervising-role/

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            • Bull Durham says:

              From the linked Nat Rev. article:
              “In appointing Mueller, he flouted regulations requiring that he specify the crimes that supposedly necessitated the appointment of a special counsel. He promised Democrats that Mueller would have carte blanche — no limits and no supervision from his nominal supervisor, Rosenstein.”

              Proves my point. Mueller is not supervised. Theoretically, he should be. But he is not.

              RR can only fire him. He can’t supervise because his written authorization did not retain that power. He gave it up to Mueller.

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        • Niagara Frontier says:

          Short answer to your question is CFR Title 28, Chapter VI, Part 600.7

          https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&SID=1400e8e44fcfdb8a88c470ea771500e0&ty=HTML&h=L&mc=true&r=PART&n=pt28.2.600#se28.2.600_17

          Mueller is not subject to day-to-day supervision by Rosenstein, but rather supervision in a broader sense. Rosenstein has the authority at any time to request that the Special Counsel provide an explanation for any investigative or prosecutorial step. If he deems it inappropriate or unwarranted under established Departmental practices, he has the right to intervene, provided Congress is notified.

          The degree to which Rosenstein exercises his supervision is left to Rosenstein.

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          • FIRE Rosenstein and put an end to this B/S. Go down the line and keep firing the next-in-lines until you get someone who’ll get rid of Mueller. Take the lumps from Congress. Screw them. Let AG Sessions stay recused or get rid of him too. I’m tired of pussy-footing around the Dems and Rinos. Time to break out the ammo.

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  17. Lucille says:

    Recommended reading by The White House…

    Oklahoma Gov. Fallin and Transportation Sec. Patterson: “Trump’s infrastructure plan brings needed attention for improvements”
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/readersforum/gov-mary-fallin-and-transportation-secretary-mike-patterson-trump-s/article_6b62cb02-f4f9-53aa-a683-d25f4b7175d5.html

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  18. Lucille says:

    A complete lack of discernment is a characteristic of just about everyone on the Left. This guy is no exception….

    Luis Gutierrez: If Trump ‘Is Not a Racist, I Don’t Know Who Is’
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/05/luis-gutierrez-trump-not-racist-dont-know/

    Ah…get out your looking glass, buddy!

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  19. sunnydaze says:

    Lefty Logic 101:

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  20. jeans2nd says:

    2:02, 5:33 John Brennan “heard” about the dossier from the press. Oh, ok. Our Intel chiefs at their finest. So much for our vaunted CIA “spies.”
    Rep Nunes also warns about the New Yorker article and Sam Nunwhatsits.
    “A rehabilitation project to rehabilitate Christopher Steele.” 8 min 3 sec

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  21. Pam says:

    Bowl of stupid

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  22. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Tis what happens when you are determined to out moron Europe.

    Oh Canada! The Looming Economic Meltdown
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-05/oh-canada-looming-economic-meltdown

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    • This comment from the Zero Hedge article made me laugh out loud:

      ” Crassius IH8OBAMA Mon, 03/05/2018 – 21:48 Permalink

      How dare you insult the experience of Canada’s Prime Minister by comparing him to Obama. Mr. Trudeau was no less the son of a former PM, AND he also worked a few summers as a camp counselor. Compared to Obama’s qualifications, Mr. Trudeau,s resume is deep, evidencing profound qualifications for the office he holds. He’s also adroit at dressing in costumes.”

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      • Deplore Able says:

        And he know we shouldn’t use a term like “mankind”. Rather, we should instead use a term like “person kind”. Or maybe that should be “per-son-daughter kind.” Or maybe “per-neuter kind.”

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Among the psychopaths and antisemitites you do also get a few very droll posters on ZH.

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  23. Bull Durham says:

    The President should sit down with the 13 House Republicans, Nunes, and Rosenstein, present a case to RR that the Mueller investigation is out of control. That it must have a deadline and be ended. Bring in JW, Joe Di Genova, and use them to convince RR.

    RR said if a case could be shown that Mueller is unnecessary any more, he’d end it.
    Time to prove it. And end it.

    Since it will be challenged as obstruction, videotape the whole meeting.

    In fact, bring the ethics department people from DOJ. They can observe the entire presentation.

    They really need to advice RR that he erred with his authorization and now it is evident the SC is way past due to wrap it up.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      The way you describe it reminds me of one of those TV reality shows “Intervention” with RR as the one in need of a group intervention. How pathetic, isn’t it, that we’ve come to that?

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  24. NJF says:

    Can anyone get passed this link? I can’t open the article. Sounds like a win.

    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/5/trump-daca-phaseout-legal-judge-rules/

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    • Dixie says:

      Couldn’t open it either. Found this on Bing:

      A federal judge ruled Monday that President Trump’s phaseout of the Obama-era DACA program is legal, adding heft to the administration’s defense but doing little to solve the ongoing court quagmire. The ruling does not overturn two other federal courts

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    • Bull Durham says:

      This is the correct link:
      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/5/trump-daca-phaseout-legal-judge-rules/

      Part of the article:

      By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Monday, March 5, 2018
      A federal judge ruled Monday that President Trump’s phaseout of the Obama-era DACA program is legal, adding heft to the administration’s defense but doing little to solve the ongoing court quagmire.
      The ruling does not overturn two other federal courts, who had previously blocked the phaseout, which was supposed to take effect Monday. But it does offer a needed boost as the Justice Department appeals those other two rulings.
      Judge Roger W. Titus, a Bush appointee to the bench in Maryland, said the judges in California and New York who blocked the phaseout attempted to substitute their own judgments for that of the Homeland Security Department, crossing constitutional lines in order to strike at Mr. Trump’s policies.
      Judge Titus went even further, praising the Trump administration for the way it handled the situation with a six-month phaseout.
      “This decision took control of a pell-mell situation and provided Congress — the branch of government charged with determining immigration policy — an opportunity to remedy it. Given the reasonable belief that DACA was unlawful, the decision to wind down DACA in an orderly manner was rational,” the judge wrote.

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    • linda4298 says:

      http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/376885-federal-judge-dismisses-challenge-on-daca A federal judge in Maryland on Monday dismissed a challenge to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

      “This Court does not like the outcome of this case, but is constrained by its constitutionally limited role to the result that it has reached,” Judge Roger Titus said in his opinion. “Hopefully, the Congress and the President will finally get their job done.”

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  25. blind no longer says:

    This from the Hill, very interesting and yet another tie to the worldwide coup against President Trump:

    The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable efforts, documents show.

    Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer’s role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry’s website.

    Downer and former President Clinton jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2006 that spread out the grant money over four years for a project to provide screening and drug treatment to AIDS patients in Asia.

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  26. thomaspain1961 says:

    I must admit I sometimes go through periods of discouragement over whether or not there will be any indictments. Logic tells me a tsunami of justice is “right around the corner.” One item that has restored my confidence is that podesta threatened Donald , Jr’s life and Papa Trump said nothing about it to my knowledge. That makes me think Trump knows podesta is going to die in Kansas, and buoys my hope.

    I read recently the family of that border agent killed by fast and furious weaponry, provided by obama, asked Sessions for the investigative documents pertaining to the border agent’s death. Sessions refused, and Sessions was a very severe critic of fast and furious. This leads me to believe Sessions is investigating fast and furious and I hope Operation Cassandra too.

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  27. Watcher says:

    Ran across an old tweet from Andrew B about Podesta.
    Media Matters is Podesta’s “baby”. February 2011

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CyTJ5jpUcAE6X98?format=jpg

    Media Matters
    @mmfa
    Media Matters for America is the nation’s premier progressive media watchdog, research and information center.
    Washington, DCmediamatters.org
    2,322 Following341,825 Followers

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