May 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #485

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1,068 Responses to May 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #485

  1. Kathy says:

    Question for the Tree … Does AG Sessions’ recusal prevent him from working on matters such as the Clinton Foundation, Uranium One, the Awan brothers, or any Iran Deal briberies?


    • ForGodandCountry says:

      No, it doesn’t.

      That said, Sessions is noted for his silence. He didn’t earn his nickname the “Silent Executioner” as a US Attorney for nothing…

      …so don’t think that because nothing public has been mentioned….yet….about such matters that they aren’t being investigated for future prosecution.

      Liked by 9 people

      • upper379 says:

        I really hope I’m wrong, ..Dream on about Sessions


        • cozette says:

          Sessions bashers are as fact free and unhinged as those who insist all PDJT does is golf and tweet. I wish this place were a REFUGE from such blather.


      • Kathy says:

        Thank you … It’s what I suspected and hoped, because each of these controversies involve national security and, potentially, offenses by members of Congress. Time and energies better spent on these matters than on that bogus Russian nothing-burger.

        Rest assured, my support for AG Sessions began at 100% and will never waiver until President Trump himself DOES — not says — something to change my mind.

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        • ForGodandCountry says:

          Words are for shallow thinkers….deep thinkers watch what actually happens before opining.

          Thanks for being a deep thinker!


          • piper567 says:

            might want to rethink you opening salvo there…
            We would have no benefit from Greek thought, no Bible, no Philosophy of the past, to name a few things transmitted by words, if all we had was oral memories of Action.
            Words, among many other thing, document action, so those of us who think (which leaves most Liberals) can learn of past actions.

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            • Alligator Gar says:

              FGC’s constant spewing forth self-aggrandizing word salads on these boards shows soyboi FGC is a big talker and not as much of a thinker as the soyboi would like the more emotive of you to think. How’s that for a bit of cold, hard reasoning, dalee?


        • Bob Thoms says:

          P Trump has made it pretty clear what he thinks of his AG. He never would have nominated him.


      • Avi says:

        Waiting for the Great Pumpkin is just as plausible


    • singular says:

      Not one little bit, Kathy.


  2. parteagirl says:

    Released this week!

    Liked by 8 people

  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Administration Pushes to Add Extreme Vetting to All Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

    “Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Proposed changes to Form DS-160 would include aspects of “extreme vetting” in all nonimmigrant visa applications. The public has until May 29, 2018, to submit comments to the Trump Administration proposal.

    Visa applicants would be required to submit five years of social media handles on specific platforms and five years of phone numbers and email addresses, information on international travel, and any family history of involvement in terrorism. Diplomatic-type visa applicants would be exempted from this collection.

    Critics, raising privacy grounds concerns, note such changes may have a chilling effect on the rights of freedom of speech and association of U.S. citizens as well as foreign-born individuals.

    The Administration argues that asking these questions is necessary for national security….”

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  4. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Long thread on how massively CUTTING THE CABLE will END SCHOOL SHOOTINGS.

    Liked by 7 people

  5. linda4298 says: FBI director Comey and the Obama Justice Department applied a double standard in their handling of the Clinton-email and Trump–Russia investigations.
    We wuz robbed. That’s the theme Democrats and their media allies are working hard to cement into conventional wisdom. And robbed in a very specific way: The 2016 presidential election, we’re to believe, was stolen from Hillary Clinton by disparate treatment. As Democrats tell it, the FBI scandalized their candidate while protecting Donald Trump.

    You might think peddling that story with a straight face would be a major challenge. But they figure it may work because it was test-driven by the FBI’s then-director, James Comey, in his now infamous press conference on July 5, 2016 — back when the law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus on which we rely to read the security tea leaves was simply certain that Mrs. Clinton would win.

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  6. Pam says:

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  7. davidij says:


    CAP Delegation Members
    Neera Tanden, Carmel Martin, Carol Browner, Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, Caroline Wadhams, Dan Arbell, Peter Juul, Ken Sofer, Megan Adams
    Delegation Members from Outside of CAP
    Gen. (Rt.) James Mattis, Stanford University, former Commander of CENTCOM; Tony Podesta, Podesta Group; Bruce Jentleson, Duke University; Jim O’Brien, Albright Stonebridge Group; Michael Hanna, Century Foundation


  8. College reverses policy of inflating women’s grades

    Here is another example of why President Donald J. Trump has never used email.

    Dr. Liping Liu, a University of Akron Professor, emailed his female students on Monday with what he thought was good news for them and society.

    He was inflating their grade “one level or two”. Dr. Liu was hoping to encourage more women to major in information sciences. He thought he was helping society by preventing women from flunking his class.

    The Professor could have done it without telling anyone. Instead, the his email was posted on the internet.

    His employer’s reaction is in the link below. It includes video from a local television station.

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    • CorwinAmber says:

      And I thought “Leapin’ Lou” had passed on…oh, wait a minute, never mind


    • Esperanza says:

      Just reached Apollon 13. Those guys would be dead.


    • motreehouse says:

      Ought to send his azz back to China


      • sunnydaze says:

        Univ. have talking about this “problem” ever since the early 90’s. And I’m Quite.Sure. that the talk *about* this “problem” has become more radicalized since then, just like everything else on U.S. campuses.

        Having been acquainted or friendly with many recently arrived asst. Profs, Aides, teachers, etc. who came from China, many/most? are not savvy At.All. about the PC culture that’s rampant here.

        This guy probably thought he was doing the “right” thing, based on what all the American idiots around him were saying.

        I wouldn’t be so quick to blame him.

        The fact that he sent it out in an email announcement kinda gives some credence to my theory here.


        • sunnydaze says:

          Either that or he’s a Chinese spy working to bring down American STEM peeps and ensure China attains and the edge.

          But if that’s what he is, he’s probably the most inept one they’ve ever sent our way. LOL.


  9. jack says:

    It’s fun to discuss this stuff with fellow Trumpers!

    If we all agreed on everything it would be like a Quaker Meeting … mostly silent and saying “nice stuff about god”.

    So we mix it up, and share our take on stuff. Pro and Con!

    Love it! I am honestly sharing my thoughts and feelings and others are too. What is not to like about that.

    You don’t have to agree with me and can tell me “I’ll wrong”. It’s fine with me. I love it. And if you allow us to disagree with you too, we are FREE American’s and are standing up for individual liberty and justice. 🙂

    Trumpers are the greatest people in America! 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  10. ForGodandCountry says:

    “Abba is getting back together. Is there anything that Donald Trump can’t do?!”
    – Joe Dan Gorman


    Liked by 14 people

    • Howard Cosell says:

      Yeah maybe but will they talk to each other.


    • Robert Smith says:

      I saw an old Abba documentary that claimed they were offered a billion dollars to reunite. lol


    • para59r says:

      Abba coming back is because the pensioners are finally waking up from their long stupor and asking “what have we done?”, “what have we allowed?”.
      The Swedish Government hasn’t a proper answer, so they look to the past for a remedy and sure enough, Abba like the rest of the pensioners need money so they shake Abba awake with the hope that they can lull the pensioners back to sleep till they finally pass.
      Problem solved.


  11. Perot Conservative says:

    Favorite sites

    1. CTH
    2. Robert Barnes Law – Twitter (tied)
    2. Praying Medic – Twitter
    4. Sara Carter

    Robert Barnes@Barnes_Law
    “The Hillary email & Clinton Foundation cases involved real national security risks & foreign entanglement, yet was FISA or “national security letters” to seize, search & spy EVER used? Yet FBI used every foreign spying power to spy on a purely domestic political campaign, Trump’s”

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  12. I am sure it’s just been a coincidence over the last five decades, when the deep state has decided to Halper-ize a U.S. presidency, the Halperizing just happened to occur during non-Ivy League presidencies: Nixon, Carter/Reagan (Halpergate I), and now Trump (Halpergate II). But of course these deep state pseudo-elite a-holes don’t care about faux-meritocratic credentials . . .

    Like when Brennan called President Trump a charlatan. The real definition of charlatan = “when a non-Ivy League grad applies for, gets hired for, and/or rises to an esteemed career position that Ivy Leaguers believe to be the exclusive domain of Ivy League meritocrats like themselves!”

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  13. Tiffany says:

    I’ve been reviewing the info available for more on Bill Priestap. Strosk/Page discuss his trip to London 5/4/2016. On this day they say, “when he gets back from London next week”. I haven’t read anywhere that he also flew there.


  14. Konamon says:

    Get that Social Credit Score down to zero! maybe I will write a handbook.
    First you need a good set of wheels to get around in Georgetown.

    Liked by 6 people

    • motreehouse says:

      I wish a ford and a chevy would still last ten years like it should

      Liked by 1 person

      • highdezertgator says:

        Is the best of the free life behind us now
        And are the good times really over for good?
        The Hag… Merle that is!


      • Kintbury says:

        I have a Suburban, it is fifteen years old has almost 200,000 miles and still runs like a clock. My favorite vehicle – ever.


        • I have a Pontiac Vibe that is ten years old; it has never had a single problem of any kind. I get oil and filter changes every 3 mos or 3 thousand miles and once it needed a serpentine belt. I have had the brakes done more than once and new tires…live in mountains with curves roads, hell on brakes and tires.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        Still running my 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD with 130,000 highway miles on her. I love that truck. Knock sensor went out, but that’s the only expensive repair so far. Ice cold a/c, cranks every time. Made in USA, unlike the dodgy 1994 Dodge D150 made in Mexico that I traded for her.


      • Bert Darrelll says:

        They do if you take good care of them. I used a chevy for 18 years and it was still running strong when I traded it in for another chevy 11 years ago, which still is in great shape and looks like new.


  15. Zippy says:

    The next time you see a comment from someone griping about the Stormy Daniels nothingburger, ask them “Whatever became of this?”:

    Congress owes taxpayers answers about its harassment ‘shush’ fund

    According to the Washington Post, there were 235 complainants received compensation totaling $15.2 million between 1997 and 2014. That’s more than one settlement per month for 17 years and nearly $1 million per year. We, the taxpayers, have no idea on whose behalf we’ve been paying to settle these sexual harassment claims. That’s wrong.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. LM says:

    In light of the new narrative that spying on thr Trump campaign was justified I believe that there are questions to ask the mind-blind to get them to think if one is able to have a conversation with them. The new wave of propaganda can be confusing and lulling to some of the populace.

    Who has a history of rigging elections (think Chicago politics and the clear example of Bernie)?

    Who has a history of fraud (Haiti), pay to play (Clinton Foundation), lying (remember blaming a video for Benghazi…both Obama and Hillary, and also Comey, Clapper, Brennan), mishandling state secrets (emails…both Hillary and Obama and their complicit intelligence agencies)?

    Why was there no real investigation into any of these things? Why would anyone consider any of these lying leftists worthy to control any part of our government, media, or any matters of state.

    The truth can pierce the hearts of people and awaken them to right action.

    Liked by 4 people

  17. Civil Rights Commissioner warns the Ryan Republicans that a DACA Amnesty will VIOLATE the CIVIL RIGHTS of BLACK AMERICANS!

    • Lower Wages
    • Reduced Employment

    Liked by 7 people

    • Throw RACIST RYAN the hell out of Congress!

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      Before the federal government decides to grant legal status to illegal immigrants, due deliberation should be given to what effect such grant will have on the employment and earnings prospects of low-skill Americans generally and black Americans specifically. I submit that granting such legal status is not without substantial costs to American workers. Given these costs, I respectfully members of Congress to confirm that you will:

      1. Withhold agreement on any DACA deal until border wall funding is secured.
      2. Withhold agreement on any DACA deal until E-Verify requirements are extended to all U.S. employers.
      3. Withhold agreement on any DACA deal until the RAISE Act is passed by both Houses of Congress.


      As part of a last-ditch effort to pass amnesty ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, sources tell Breitbart News that GOP leadership is sketching out a plan that would allow a vote on a standalone amnesty for DACA illegal aliens that is not contingent on cuts to legal immigration.


      Currently, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants every year, with more than 70 percent coming to the country through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In the next 20 years, the current U.S. legal immigration system is on track to import roughly 15 million new foreign-born voters. Between seven and eight million of those foreign-born voters will arrive in the U.S. through chain migration.

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    • I’m glad someone is noticing…one of the reasons black unemployment is at historically lower levels is because illegals are fleeing or being reduced in numbers. I noticed here in western NC that blacks are now doing the low level highway jobs, like holding the stop and go signs on one lane road construction sites that illegals have been doing. Bravo! I am happy for them.

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  18. sunnydaze says:

    Liberal writer for VICE: I’d rather have my daughter date an MS-13 than a Republican. And you know he MEANS it.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. youme says:

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  20. TexasDude says:

    Regarding indicting a President …

    Hamilton as Publius, Federalist #69

    “The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and, upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. “

    It appears indictment as a sitting President was not intended.

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  21. Katherine McCoun says:

    Yahooooooooooo!! President Trump in Nashville TN next week for a rally!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 8 people

  22. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  23. motreehouse says:

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  24. President Trump should order AG Sessions to investigate ANTIFA … Nationwide.
    • Anarchists
    • Trainers
    • Funders

    IDENTIFY any advocacy of lawbreaking or violence that could have Weaponized or Triggered the Santa Fe shooter.

    FREEZE all Assets for discoveries “Corruption”.

    PROSECUTE under RICO and Sedition statutes.

    Liked by 4 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      President Trump shouldn’t have to ask him.

      Liked by 3 people

    • cozette says:

      Antifa was designated a terrorist group by the FBI early on and was heavily infiltrated and monitored. Remember how insane they were starting immediately after the election. Remember the positive press they were getting? Compared that to their activity now. Remember last November 4th was supposed to be the start of their violent revolution to overthrow Trump? It was even advertised in the NYT. Yet nothing happened. There is a reason for that. The Trump administration. They knew they had to dismantle the Lefts thug caches like Antifa, BLM and MS13 before indictments were unsealed and arrests made in order to minimize the violent backlash and protect innocent civilians.

      Liked by 1 person

    • para59r says:

      Use the school shooters antifa button as the pretext to turn antifa and its financial soros, errr sources inside out, if just to determine its influence on the shooters motivations. We don’t want to get another second chance like this. Just do it.

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  26. All American Snowflake says:

    Whatever happened to our bleeding heart liberals. Nothing a $400K wedding dress won’t fix.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Perot Conservative says:

    Robert Barnes Retweeted

    Love the Orange Guy@Avvocata_Bella

    “Let me get this straight.

    “According to the indictment, the DOJ decided that “Papadopoulos obstructed justice by deleting his Facebook Account on February 17, 2017”

    “Yet, Hillary Clinton deleted 33,000 emails while under FBI investigation and Hillary walks?


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  28. Raven says:

    To my fellow Minnesotans and/or interested readers —

    Former Minnesotan Governor, Tim Pawlenty, decided he needed to throw his hat into the political ring and once again run to become Minnesota’s next Governor.

    Tiny Tim says he is the only Republican candidate who can beat the Democrats in this race.

    Tiny Tim says his previous record as Governor of Minnesota speaks for itself, and speaks highly of his accomplishments while in office.

    These days Tiny Tim says that, as our former Governor his work on immigrant resettlement — ensuring all Minnesotans would be safe and all refuges would be welcome – became a reality (in some fifth dimension world), and his work on rebuilding Minnesota’s infrastructure was a success (the I35 bridge collapse took place during his time in office, and instead of making sure our money went to road and bridge infrastructure, Tim decided instead that all Minnesotans needed to buy the Twin Cities a light rail system).

    To make it look as though he had balanced Minnesota’s budget, Tim “borrowed” money from various health and education reserves, and labeled what he did something like ‘account shifting.’ His temporary illusion of a balanced budget resulted in Minnesota having a five billion dollar deficit, – $5,000,000,000.00, causing Minnesota property taxes to rise by 2.5 billion. Tim was taken to court over his accounting shifts and lost.

    Tiny Tim is an obfuscation wordsmith.

    Tim thought adding toll roads in the Twin Cities would discourage excessive traffic. Discourage excessive traffic? Traveling to work in Minneapolis when you live in St. Paul is supposedly excessive traffic. Tiny thought toll roads would lessen traffic since people would be less likely to pay to drive on them. Really?! For those of us who have had to pay to drive on roads our taxes already paid for, and for those of us who have refused to pay and suffered the reality of painful side-road congestion (Chicago at rush hour anyone?), Tim thought no-win toll roads were the answer.

    So, OK, this guy who believes he rescued Minnesota when he was Governor comes back and decides he now needs to rescue Minnesotans from the other Republican candidates running for the Governor’s seat.

    He decides to run late in the game – fine.

    Within weeks of announcing his bid to run he tells everyone that his campaign has already brought in more money than all the other gubernatorial candidates combined; candidates who have been on the campaign trail for months. Hhhmm, Tiny Tim, financial lobbyist working in D.C., decides to run for Governor.

    Tim tells everyone he will continue to run to become Governor whether he is the endorsed gubernatorial candidate during the Minnesota GOP State Convention or not. What? What!

    Tim attended many, if not most, of the Minnesota Congressional District Conventions, barely bothering to tuck his shirt into his jeans, all the while telling everyone He will win the Governor’s House again because no one else knows what they’re doing.

    And now? Tiny Tim says he will not attend the state’s GOP convention two weeks from today.

    He does not care whether he gets the endorsement or not –
    He will not throw his support behind the endorsed candidate if it is someone other than himself –
    He pledges to continue to run for Governor up through the Primaries if he is not the endorsed candidate –

    Tim once worked with John McBackstabber, and Tim went on to work with Mitt Backstabber.

    Tiny Tim — Washington D.C. financial lobbyist, running no matter what, is most definitely a RINO hoping to split the Republican ticket and once again ensure Minnesota has a Democrat Governor.

    Please! Prove to me I’m wrong.

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  29. What the “Trump Agendist” are doing is like taking a “bowel movement”
    In with the new power structure out with the old.
    (Looking back from the future I already regret this post.)


  30. Dora says:

    Another rally!

    Liked by 6 people

  31. getfitnow says:

    FTA -You can observe a lot just by watching, said Yogi Berra. And you can learn a lot just by talking to people. Instead of talking at them. Salena Zito is a reporter, and in 2016 she hung out in bars and poolrooms talking to people, begging for their opinions. That’s how she learned that Donald Trump might win the presidency.

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  32. heidi says:

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  33. The Deep State spies on everyone, and has for years. What triggered them to go overboard on Trump was losing the Brexit vote on June 23rd, 2017. The Globalists realized on that day that they had to go all in against Trump (or else).

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  34. DanO64 says:

    Even Saturday is a great news day at the CTH. Just say N.

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  35. winky says:

    Quite a story…would love some feedback……….Steele explains why Xi, Putin and Ptrump are the great leaders of all time

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Bendix says:

    I heard a secondhand report today from a woman who was saying she had been firebombed (yes, you heard right) in an attempt to get her out of public housing. A black single mother.
    I did some investigating, and I didn’t have to look far; it’s true:

    Liked by 1 person

    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Might be wrong but I bet that’s the “spark of divinity” that Pelosi spoke about..gangs need love too. Maybe Nancy or Chuckie can decipher this confusing story because LATimes must not know that gangs are good now.

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  37. Bendix says:

    I posted my firebombing comment prematurely, I meant to add that I’m finding it hard to put into words, my thoughts about the Coastal Liberal Elite types who are coming out and heaping scorn on our president over his “animals” remarks about the MS-13 gang members.
    This is what they do, and some pampered snot will dare condemn President Trump for calling them what they are?
    Imagine if you were one of the mothers in the story, and these grown men were trying to force you out into the street with your babies. Imagine their joy, to finally have a president who recognizes their suffering.
    Now imagine what they think of the women who are taking the side of the men who victimized them.

    They think they’ve got Trump, over this issue? They’ve got nothing, he’s on firmer footing than he’s ever been,

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  38. sunnydaze says:

    Twitter keeps removing this tweet with the vid of black people going off about illegal immigration at CA. City Councils from this woman’s account.

    Gawd the DemMSM and theit Social Media Cabal is desperate!

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  39. ivehadit says:

    Sundance, I am so glad you tweeted this. It is one of my most favorite quotes and the one I thought of immediately when I read Brennan’s tweet earlier today. 🙂


  40. maiingankwe says:

    This is my third attempt to write this post, and gosh darn it I will make sure it will succeed. I just wish I had my original wording, so I don’t have to start and flounder from the beginning.

    Q has just dropped a second hat-tip to our Sundance Warrior. His drop is of a tweet dating back to 11 Dec in regards to Nellie Ohr.

    I would like to think there are tens of thousands of Americans being woke to our Sundance and Q among many others who are fighting the good fight. I sure as heck no longer see the deep state winning anymore, not by a long shot. They’re toast. It will soon be all over for them. I have a feeling they know it too. Sure, they might lie to each other and create more heinous plans to stay on top, but they’re going down and they will get hit hard.

    A few moments ago I had an image of kerry, the hag and others being completely ignored by our military as they were being escorted to their cells. They were yelling the obvious of, “You can’t do this to me! Do you know who I am?” And so on and so forth. Our military held strong and ignored them all while still being cordial, if not cold.

    Will this cone to be true? I have absolutely no Idea, but it sure was a nice thought for me to have.
    Be well, hold strong,


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