April 12th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #448

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1,833 Responses to April 12th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #448

  1. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    The Democrats are obviously running the midterm elections (2018) on impeaching the President. Not on the economy, jobs, DACA and immigration, environment, or Trade. Hard to see how that is going to create a Blue Wave.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Please God, make this stop. I can’t take much more of this – why isn’t this being stopped?

      Liked by 3 people

      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Ah……Just ask yourself who can stop the FBI, The DOJ…….who is the Head of Law Enforcement in this country. That’s who can stop it in one second.

        Jeff Sessions

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        • bessie2003 says:

          My late husband and I were in the mining consulting business, for small miners. A very good friend of ours, a geologist, used to read the small miners magazine, California Mining Journal.

          This was in the early 1980’s when the environmental movement was just beginning to gear up, the hullabaloo over the California spotted owl, tree huggers, people putting spikes in trees that could kill a logger when their chain saw began to cut the tree, folks driving by mine sites after a shift had ended to put sugar in the gas tanks.

          One day our friend, reading the latest issue, had a heart attack while reading the latest kerfuffle.

          I don’t want to be like him, reading all these outrageous events and not be able to last until they get their due;

          and reading all these things and watching videos of what the different news shows are pushing, it feels like those 1980’s times are back.

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  3. Stormyeyes says:

    I’m glad,

    Liked by 9 people

  4. Stormyeyes says:


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  5. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Bolton And Mattis Feud Over Syria Strike As Assad Evacuates Weapons

    Liked by 3 people

    • andyocoregon says:

      Russia has blamed The White Helmets, a voluntary Syrian rescue group, for staging and faking, then filming the recent chemical weapons attack in Doumas for propaganda. I find that accusation extremely hard to believe. The White Helmets have lost many of their group rushing to bombings to rescue civilians from rubble and gas attacks.


      And yet, Russia claims they aid terrorists.


      I don’t know what is fact and what is fiction, but I do want my government to be absolutely certain who to blame for this latest atrocity before using military force to avenge it. We really cannot afford a war with Russia.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      I read it. I’m sticking with Gen. Mattis. I served while he was in. All Marines loved him.

      But no matter his reputation, he does not make stupid mistakes. He is also thinking of our military people first. Not some Neo-Con agenda.

      Bolton on the other hand was brought in for a purpose. That purpose may have already been served.

      Key decision point here for our President.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        My guess is P45 would go with Mattis too.


      • Perot Conservative says:

        Why would Asaad gas people if we were leaving?

        Wasn’t the 1st gas attack a year ago recently identified as from a different source than our original guess?

        Bolton a blind warmonger?


      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        That’s what I think also.
        Bolton is the most recognizable neocon on earth. In my opinion he was brought it to fool people into thinking that the President has been taken over by the deep state and is going to bomb North Korea and Syria. It worked. I give it six month’s befog he goes the way of the rest of those that give the President bad advice.


  6. Stormyeyes says:

    Worth reading her tweets on this

    Liked by 3 people

    • amwick says:

      Very interesting storm there… TY


    • Very true statement!
      2. They have no idea what is going on with Syria.

      2 replies 55 retweets 317 likes
      Reply 2 Retweet 55 Like 317 Direct message


      3. They have no idea what is happening with the military

      4. They have no idea what is going on with the Special Council. I saw a report today that Mueller is closing up shop and another that “WE HAVE TRUMP ON OBSTRUCTION!

      5. They haven’t a CLUE what Gowdy and Nunes saw last night with Rod Rosenstein

      6. They don’t know why Bolton is firing everyone.

      7. They don’t know why Ryan is stepping down.

      8. They are CLUELESS as to what is coming out in the IG report and WHEN.

      9. They don’t realize there is a Grand Jury empaneled, or they do and are scared out of their minds.

      10. They don’t understand what is happening between Trump and Sessions.

      11. They haven’t the slightest why Rod Rosenstein was at the White House today.

      12. And, in my opinion, Trump has leakers leaking all sorts of fake stories to different outlets, so no one knows what is actually true

      13. Add to that legitimate leakers who are leaking planted information? You’ve got the FRANTIC chaos that you are seeing from literally ALL of the pundits and reporters and journalists out there.

      14. Trump says “We are bombing Syria in a day!” Then says “eh, maybe not in a day, who knows when.”

      15. Trump says “We are going to attack Russia!” Then says “Russia will be a strong ally”

      16. Trump says “I AM FURIOUS AT MUELLER!” And press secretary Sanders hints at firing him. Then Trump says “If I wanted to fire him I’d have done it already”

      17. Trump says “LOOK OVER HERE! Watch Fox News!” And it’s attorneys bashing the SC and RR and then he comes out and says “No worries! We are draining the swamp!”

      18. On my humble opinion (and it’s really just my opinion) The administration is planting such chaos everywhere, that NONE OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS has any clue what is REALLY happening. And that, my friends, is just the way President Trump likes it.

      19. Remember? “Sessions won’t fire McCabe!” What happened?

      20. That’s why I’m like this. Just watching carefully and waiting. Because….


  7. Stormyeyes says:

    How catty and petty!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Keebler ac says:

      Comey copies false tired rehashed memes about a conjured character from the media the way Stormy reuses tacky outlandish from her clientele. Totally outlandish and cheap HW scripting. File under fiction in the cheap bin, $4.99.


  8. Stormyeyes says:

    Big Bird!! LMBO A great name for Comey

    Liked by 9 people

  9. andyocoregon says:

    LOL! The loony liberals at CNN and MSNBC are all riled up once again because last night Sean Hannity compared Mueller to a crime boss just the way Comey compared President Trump to a crime boss several days before. The poor little snowflakes just can’t take what they dish out.


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  10. nimrodman says:

    Ingraham’s lead-off banner on her Fox show:

    “Anoymous sources in the Southern District of NY Attorneys Office
    are leaking details of the Cohen raid”

    Liked by 5 people

    • amwick says:

      Ok, this is tin foil hat time,,, but they had to see this raid coming… I mean… they had to expect it… ??????? If you were expecting bad guys to come, wouldn’t you have set some traps for them??? IDK, I just can’t get my head wrapped around this.. that it was a surprise, and that it worked???
      I sooooooooooooooooooo want it to backfire….. hmmmmmm

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    • MAGADJT says:

      Even more proof that JBS has zero control over his employees. It’s embarrassing, and harmful to the country.


  11. soozword says:

    Can PTrump declare the material classified now with penalties for disclosure without permission?


  12. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 04/12/2018


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  13. patrickhenrycensored says:

    GOP Releases Brutal Video Of Democrats Attacking @Comey’s Credibility pic.twitter.com/4vf5Mfr0Vn

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  14. joan and bill says:

    Since dems/rinos do not care to protect citizens from unreasonable search/seizure, let us apply this exactly the same to all congress critters, rinos, dems , meuller team and their attorneys as well as obuma alumni now employed by facebook what is good for goose is good for gander

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  15. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  16. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders Tops Pocahontas Warren in ‘Most Admired American Women’ Poll

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  17. peace says:

    Hillary was here in Chicago today at a fundraiser and claimed Maxine as a dear friend, “We are living in challenging times. We’re living through a war on truth, facts and reason, watching as racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and in the White House. But despite it all, there are signs of hope and resilience and much of that is being led and shaped by black women like my dear friend [Congresswoman] Maxine Waters,” Clinton told hundreds at the Sheraton in Chicago.”

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  18. formerdem says:

    compared to this site the rest of the press just seems to be sharks, naked women, PR stunts, and retyped handouts from billionaires such as Steyer. it all seems so empty I can’t bear any of it. Then I listen to the Prez, and now that is interesting. Who would have thought such a day would ever come, when the president of the United States is (a) interesting and (b) more interesting, insightful, magnanimous in outlook, and generous with his insights, than other news sources. Thanks Sundance for collecting the best bits.

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  19. Charlotte says:

    Clinton Lawyer Turned Over Never-Before-Seen Documents To Inspector General Showing Hillary Email Probe Was ‘Botched’ (VIDEO)


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  20. The legislation was originally designed so individuals could be automatically registered to vote when they went to Motor Vehicle Commission offices.

    However, Democrats altered the measure last week so that participating state agencies could garner enough data to register an individual.

    The bill includes the Office of Disability Services, Infants and Children and the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, and the Parole Board, once paroles complete their sentences.

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  21. Doogiesblog says:

    Watching Reince Pubis on Laura Ingraham tonight makes me want to tell him this:
    Covering for your good friend is not honorable, Reince, when the nation is at stake. This isn’t grammar school. May your gravestone reflect upon your passing (even 50 years from now) that you “stood up for your friends even though the nation needed you to stand up for your country”. You will forever be lessened by your performance tonight.

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  22. MaineCoon says:

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  23. Republicans want him out!

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  24. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  25. Blade says:

    Oh wow. Finally on Fox we see a retired military analyst, Gen. Keane, 4-star, sounding almost sensible. He actually criticized some of the multitudes of other Fox kooks flying blind in all their warmongering glory, for wanting to topple Assad.

    Well duh. But he makes a great point about Lil’ Kim watching closely to see if Assad gets the Khadafy treatment, something that never crosses the radar screen of the kneejerks.

    Of course not one of them has yet read the very Constitution they swore to defend when asked about requiring Congressional authorization. They must believe there is that WMD section in Article II that say Ignore the part of Article I about Congress declaring war whenever you find anything resembling WMD or dead babies. In such case you can do whatever you want

    It really is stunning when the subject of authorization is brought up. You can almost see the palpitations inside their brain as neural pathways shut down as the memory of criticizing Clinton’s wag the dog aspirin factory attack causes discomfort.

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    • rf121 says:

      Assad has nothing to gain from using WMD’s. He is winning. I put money on the rebels doing it to incite us to bomb Assad.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Blade says:

        Yep. Doesn’t everybody who wants to kill his healthy male rebel opponents use a weapon that essentially kills only the weak and helpless women and children? This is the most crass use of false flags imaginable. It is practically a parody that only a sucky show like SNL would dream up.


      • Blade says:

        The worst part is the dishonesty. Since even the administration appears to want to hide the real story about their plans for Syria someone needs to leak the frickin truth.

        Are they trying to get land for a pipeline?
        Land for military bases?
        Land for Israel/Kurds/Refugees?
        Takeover all resources?
        Harm Russia’s warm water access?

        Nothing listed there is legitimate. Not one thing. If they want land the should ask for it and negotiate honestly, you never know they may gain access. Or they can parcel out Saudi and Jordan who have plenty to spare and owe us bigly for many years of protection ( they wouldn’t even exist were it not for us ).

        If they want to harm Iran, well there are better ways and most of them are next door in Iraq and over in Afghanistan. But I suspect Iraqis have had enough of our help, even the friendlies. Afghans might even prefer Mullahs these days. What a mess.


  26. only if it is better deal!

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  27. linda4298 says:

    Robert Barnes
    Didn’t @Comey testify under oath before Congress that he never met with Obama alone? Maybe he should have gone back over his testimony transcript before admitting to perjury in his new book? https://twitter.com/bdomenech/status/984559202692722689

    6:36 PM – Apr 12, 2018

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  28. Panels being installed!

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    • I could get through that with battery tools, unless the fill those tubes with concrete.
      Metal blades do not cut concrete well and concrete blades do not cut steel well.
      Also there is enough space between the gaps to pass contraband.


  29. Charlotte says:

    BREAKING: WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Mueller Can “F*ck Off;” Trump Won’t Dance for Special Counsel


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  30. Charlotte says:

    BREAKING: Trump to Pardon Ex-Cheney Aide Scooter Libby; Move Solidifies Precedent for Mike Flynn Pardon


    Liked by 4 people

    • AmericaFirst says:

      I remain hopeful that General Flynn will not need a pardon, but that his case will be literally dismissed for misconduct on the part of the prosecution, which seems like a strong possibility.

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  31. Charlotte says:


  32. Charlotte says:

    McCabe & Wife Were Neighbors for Years With Bill & Hillary Clinton; Friendship Spans Decades Before McCabe Cleared Hillary in Email Probe


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  33. All unverified stories they pushed!

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  34. Charlotte says:

    Trump should NOT talk to Mueller:

    Mueller’s only goal in this interview is to trick Trump into some innocuous inconsistency that he and his thugs can spin into perjury. But even if Trump doesn’t say anything incriminating, there is absolutely zero evidence to support the naive belief that these political hatchet men won’t just invent something. What about their behavior in this pseudo-legal abomination has provided you any evidence supporting the naïve notion that these people would hesitate to frame their quarry?

    Harsh? Not as harsh as the treatment of far too many American citizens by out-of-control federal prosecutors who didn’t let mere innocence deter them from claiming their trophies.

    Ask Ted Stevens’s family about the DoJ’s corruption and lies.

    Ask Frank Quattrone about the DoJ’s corruption and lies.

    Ask Cliven Bundy about the DoJ’s corruption and lies.



  35. Charlotte says:

    Former FBI Director James Comey has some choice words for former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in his new book, suggesting she was torn by his handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized email server and hints that there may yet be more information, which has yet to be released, calling into question her partiality.



  36. Charlotte says:


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