May 14th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #480

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1,410 Responses to May 14th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #480

  1. Pam says:

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  3. citizen817 says:

    Gowdy, Nunes: Feds launch anonymous attacks on congressional investigator

    “Attacking staffers, planting false stories, and endangering national security by leaking sensitive information to the press, including information about intelligence sources — this is what the DOJ is doing, and this why trust in the DOJ is rapidly eroding in Congress,” said California Rep. Devin Nunes, the GOP chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

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  4. wheatietoo says:

    There is a storm going on in DC.

    The eagles named Mr. President and The First Lady, are weathering it like pros.

    You can see it here on the ‘eagle cam B’:

    Mom is on the nest, sheltering the two babies with her wings.
    Dad is doing overwatch on a branch overhead, hanging on tightly as the wind gusts nearly knock him off.

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      People never seem to get it. To cover up a lie you must continue to lie and make bigger lies until one day it all comes crashing down around

      It is gonna get ugly real soon.

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    • Mary Ann says:

      I love Eagles, they are so majestic.. Thanks for the cam link 🙂

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      • wheatietoo says:

        You’re very welcome…and I love Eagles too.

        This pair had their babies about a month later this year, than they did last year.

        It is nice to have two cams on the nest, with different viewing angles.

        Cam A is stationary.
        Cam B has an operator on it, during the day…and pans in & out, and around the area, zooming in on the adults sometimes, when they are away from the nest.

        The ‘night light’ on the nest is infrared, so even though we can see the illumination of it…the eagles don’t see it.

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        • rashomon says:

          My cousins have a pair of “pet” eagles on the lake where they live in very northern Wisconsin. The same couple staked out their territory years ago and continue to raise two to three bobble heads every spring. The only problem is the male has become an adept swimmer and steals the walleye and muskie off the lines when a fishermen are reeling in a big one and, because the fish is usually too heavy to fly back to the nest, the eagle do “the crawl” — wing over wing — to the shore where they patiently tear it into smaller chunks. The dern birds are so spoiled, they don’t bother with the smaller catch.

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  5. Perot Conservative says:

    Wow! Alleged bankruptcy fraud against #CreepyPornLawyer?

    Robert Barnes [lawyer]
    Robert Barnes@Barnes_Law

    “#NaughtAvenatti bankruptcy fraud guide: debtor claims he owes $ to a creditor that is “priority” (e.g., 1st in line for any assets or income that come in), when this creditor is really a stalking horse for the debtor. See the mysterious $17M creditor that vanishes in his BK case.”

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  6. Pam says:

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  8. sunnydaze says:

    Mark Robinson just made a great ad for NRA. Saw it on FBN/Dobbs.

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. big bad mike says:

    Medical records, unlike legal records, are still private. 5-2 Reid passes away before McCain.
    8-1 they will both be alive in 2020.


  11. Pam says:

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  12. Sandra-VA says:

    Andrew McCarthy has a pretty good article out on the Page/Strzok texts and their importance:

    Shame it is in NRO, but still… it is a good read.

    Opening paras:

    “It was July 31, 2016. Just days earlier, the Obama administration had quietly opened an FBI counterintelligence investigation of Russian cyber-espionage — hacking attacks — to disrupt the 2016 election. And not random, general disruption; the operating theory was that the Russians were targeting the Democratic party, for the purpose of helping Donald Trump win the presidency.

    FBI special agent Peter Strzok was downright giddy that day.

    The Bureau had finally put to bed “Mid Year Exam.” MYE was code for the dreaded investigation of Hillary Clinton’s improper use of a private email system to conduct State Department business, which resulted in the retention and transmission of thousands of classified emails, as well as the destruction of tens of thousands of government business records. Strzok and other FBI vets dreaded the case because it was a go-through-the-motions exercise: Everyone working on it knew that no one was going to be charged with a crime; that Mrs. Clinton was going to be the next president of the United States; and that the FBI’s goal was not to be tarnished in the process of “investigating” her — to demonstrate, without calling attention to the suffocating constraints imposed by the Obama Justice Department, that the Bureau had done a thorough job, and that there was a legal rationale for letting Clinton off the hook that might pass the laugh test.”

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  13. Pam says:

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  15. Perot Conservative says:

    Kash Patel

    Apparently, the NYT ran a story this weekend, and the DOJ / Rosenstein may be butthurt that Gowdy and Nunes have an investigator for them, Kash Patel, in London.

    Sounds like Rosy is worried that Kash will interview / find Christopher Steele.

    “In a statement to Fox News, Nunes backed up Patel as an “absolutely crucial committee investigator who’s always two steps ahead of the DOJ.”

    “In fact we suspect his effectiveness is exactly why the DOJ are launching anonymous attacks on him in the press,” Nunes said.”

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  16. Sylvia Avery says:

    We discuss remittances going to Mexico, but it turns out remittances are going to the Middle East and Africa as well. Suitcases full of cash leave Minnesota each week. Did you know you can fly out with $1 million in cash as long as you complete the proper government forms? I didn’t.

    The cash goes to Sharia banks, and goes to fund al Shabaab. But it is where the money is coming from that is even more interesting. The taxpayers, via government, by means of welfare fraud. FTA:

    To better understand the connection between daycare fraud and the surge in carry-on cash, you have to look at the history of this crime.

    Five years ago the Fox 9 Investigators were first to report that daycare fraud was on the rise in Minnesota, exposing how some businesses were gaming the system to steal millions in government subsidies meant to help low-income families with their childcare expenses.

    “It’s a great way to make some money,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.

    “…In order for the scheme to work, the daycare centers need to sign up low income families that qualify for child care assistance funding.

    Surveillance videos from a case prosecuted by Hennepin County show parents checking their kids into a center, only to leave with them a few minutes later. Sometimes, no children would show up.

    Either way, the center would bill the state for a full day of childcare….”

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    • Katie says:


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    • TejasRob says:

      Where the hell is the FBI and our DOJ on this?

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        IIRC, and I’m not sure I am, in the article it had a quote from a Deputy Director or something like that from Health and Human Services expressing appropriate outrage but not saying what they were gonna do about it.

        That must mean the Dept of HHS is responsible for doling out the day care dollars to the public assistance (TANF) families via the states.

        I vaguely remember this coming up in Seattle a few years ago. Seattle also has a HUGE Somali population. The suitcases full of cash were flowing through Sea-Tac airport like water.

        And where is the FBI? Hmm… If I had to guess they are so busy plotting and scheming against our President they don’t have time for such picayune concerns as defrauding the taxpayers and shipping the cash to terrorist organizations.

        This kind of thing simply enrages me. It would seem a fairly simple thing to fix, stop, eliminate. If all they did was do a random spot check audit of these day cares I’m sure it would be easy to find…but there has to be a will to find it.

        Instead the narrative is about these poor immigrants, refugees, needy folks that us rich Americans can jolly well fork out money for and if we object we’re not compassionate or we’re rayciss haters or something.

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  17. Pam says:

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  18. dawg says:

    Very interesting article today about Papa, Mifsud, Simona M, etc…….

    “But in a book set to be published next month titled “The Faking of Russia-Gate: The Papadopoulos Case” Roh argues strongly he had no role in the Trump campaign while he and his co-author Thierry Pastor claim Mifsud was not a Russian spy but “part of the game” with “close links to “Western secret services and the Clinton network.”

    Arguing the alleged Russian connections to the 2016 US presidential election have been faked to discredit Trump, they also claim Papadopoulos was a Western intelligence operative embedded by the FBI within the Trump election team.”

    And the Atlantic is already trying to spin the narrative:

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  19. wheatietoo says:

    Here’s that Mark Robinson clip, for the NRA:

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  20. Concerned Virginian says:

    Well, the latest social “experiment” was just approved 8-1 by the city council of Seattle, instituting a “full time employee tax” of $275, per employee per business entity per year—to pay for “taking care of the homeless and housing crisis situations” in Seattle. This according to 8PM East Coast time FoxNewsRadio.
    The tax was supposed to be $500. per full time employee per business entity per year. The city council “reduced” the tax because large Seattle employers like AMAZON said they’d pull up stakes. Wonder if Amazon and the other employers who objected will pull up stakes now that the tax is “only” $275. per.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Why, that just makes all the difference in the world!/sarc

      My disgust is so deep I hardly know where to start. I guess about the only comment I can make at the moment is I take some small degree of pleasure when the Left begins eating itself. I hope that Amazon, Starbucks, and other lefty enterprises embrace the tax joyfully, and that the silly Seattle voters are thrilled THRILLED to pay $50.00 for a latte knowing that all those taxes and helping the homeless.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      They’ll get their money somehow so they might as well leave now.

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      My son tells me they have also instituted a “soda tax” that nearly doubles the cost of soda for retailers selling sodas or fountain drinks. He’s glad he lives outside the city limits.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      I posted the vid. of the City Council Mtg. to day on the previous page.

      The last hour’s worth watching, actually.

      First are the audience comments, last 15 min. or so are the Council Member comments.


    • Mary Ann says:

      Couldn’t the rich politicians ban together to help the homeless?
      Maybe Hillary could start another charity…


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  27. tvollrath66 says:

    Checkout this song.

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  28. sunnydaze says:

    Great interview on Tucker right now.

    The S.F., CA. pol who wrote the Sanctuary City Law, is fighting back against the rest of the Dems who are AGAINST taking out the “felon ammendment” that was added after it passed.

    Now they’re calling her a Fascist, NAZI, Trump supporter, etc.

    She’s running for Mayor.

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  29. Konamon says:

    Prepare for Prog Implosion.


  30. sunnydaze says:

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  31. sunnydaze says:

    LOL. Whenever anyone comes out with ballistic BS over Trump, I always patiently await their downfall. Stormy Daniels – whose story I haven’t followed- is getting it now:


  32. 6079 Smith W says:

    très chic bionic wombat haute couture

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  33. sunnydaze says:

    Oh Goody! You go rep. Al Green , D. TX.!

    Don’t let Pelosi backtrack on that impeachment stuff! How DARE she?!??!!

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    I got sidetracked a couple of days ago when Sundance speculated on Stefan Halper & ended up writingp 3 posts that delved into some of the supportive details referred to by Sundance. This is just fyi, for some have found at least the first post to be helpful. Here are the other posts too…

    I’m just offering these posts as a bit of “shorthand” on some of the very lengthy references Sundance referred us to in his initial post naming Halper. Blessings to all Treepers & Thank God, literally for President Trump…& for Sundance!

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  35. Pam says:


    • Michelle says:

      Oh shut up Keith. The “protesters” were warned ahead of time, and they still chose to come.

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      • Mariposa323 says:

        Israel no better than the nazis if they will shoot and kill unarmed people . Even if you support Israel , the more heavy handed tactics they use against the Palestinians the more they are becoming what they claim to hate . The Palestinians are now powerless and are at the mercy of Israel . It will be interesting to see who truly wants peace .


        • TejasRob says:

          How much does Sharia blue pay you for posts like that?

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        • Proud American from Texas says:

          If a “protester” has explosives, they’re way more than a protester.

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        • Montana says:

          And that you think they are unarmed says that you are pretty stupid!

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        • cozette says:

          Maripousa Gaza protestors armed with and throwing grenades=unarmed protestors. Learn Progressive speak before getting the vapors over the poor Palestinians and those horrid Israelis who were so mean to them. It was a frikking battle. They were warned. They didn’t listen and attacked anyway. Tough love. EVERYONE is getting sick of these petulant psychos except their enablers in the West. I implore you not to be an enabler. It will only prolong the suffering.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          They were lobbing molotov cocktails, rocks and grenades at the IDF while a group were trying to blow up the fence…. so the mob could pour into Israel and murder Jews… all organized on Facebook.

          So, this is okay with you? They should be allowed to do this without repercussion?

          Do you know that the children of these terrorists are RAISED to hate Jews? Do you know that they are taught to kill all Jews? There is ample video evidence, documentary evidence to show how the hate is taught. Did you know that they think it is their duty to DIE in the cause of taking out the Jews? Their families will get paid for that effort….

          Hamas/Hezebollah DO NOT WANT PEACE. They want the annihilation of Israel. That is their reason to exist.

          Now, what would you do when confronted by that surge of violence at your border…?

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        • Lack is not all says:

          Ha. Are you serious? You got it up side down. Palestinians are the villains. Inform yourself before coming here claiming outrageous lies.


        • Blade says:

          Israel no better than the nazis if they will shoot and kill unarmed people . Even if you support Israel , the more heavy handed tactics they use against the Palestinians the more they are becoming what they claim to hate . The Palestinians are now powerless and are at the mercy of Israel . It will be interesting to see who truly wants peace .

          Rush coined a term for you: a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance. Frankly that understates it.

          Quick Proof. Would you, your spouse and kids, wearing yarmulkes, a star of David carrying an Israeli flag go for a stroll among these peaceful, unarmed, Palestinians?

          I wish I could wave a magic wand and send you and all your fellow liars right into the midst of these savages and see exactly what happens.


      • Oldschool says:

        Another word hijacked by the left “protesters” bullsht


  36. Pam says:

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    • wheatietoo says:

      I remember that!
      And I have searched for videos of it too, but with no luck.

      He’s right…it was epic.
      As I recall, Andrew did it more than once, too.

      One time, he skated through an Occupy nest of park-squatters, yelling:
      “Stop the raping!”
      That was when news of all the rapes that had been happening, finally leaked out.

      Andrew Breitbart was fearless.

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  37. Pam says:

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  38. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 05/14/2018

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  39. dawg says:

    Nice summary:

    “We begin with a list of the key players and their various roles:

    The Setter – Professor Joseph Mifsud
    The Verifier – Stephan Halper
    The Witness – Alexander Downer
    The Mark – George Papadopoulos”

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  40. sunnydaze says:

    Dem Senators want to crack down on Border Agents, not illegals. Can’t make this stuff up. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the legislation, designed to bog the system down with Red Tape:


  41. dawg says:

    The whole thing was Brennan’s brainchild.

    Stefan Halper co-authored two books with Johnathan Clarke, who was the US representative for Hakluyt.

    Hakluyt was founded by former officials of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). -from Wiki

    Hakluyt leadership seminar featuring John Brennan:

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  44. Carrie says:

    Apologies if someone posted this earlier. I found this on Barnes_Law.
    Kim Strassel says the FBI did have an asset in the Trump campaign. To me that sounds like Papadoofus or Carter Page.

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    • dawg says:

      Not quite.

      He asks “…..WITHIN the Trump campaign? She says “at least INTERACTING WITH the Trump campaign.”

      Stefan Halper is the name. He was interacting with Page and Papa.

      Lots of people are getting this messed up, even Andrew McCArthy on Fox news last night.

      Its not like the FBI had a paid employee that was personally on the campaign and directly feeding them info. The FBI didnt want or need that.

      They needed someone they could connect to Russia, to frame the whole campaign as colluding.

      This whole thing was a Brennan op, that used Stefan Halper and Mifsud to “dirty up” Page and Papa, which in turn allowed the FBI to surveil them and the whole Trump team.


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