June 13th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #510

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  1. citizen817 says:

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  3. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    This is what liberal fear looks like. The tweet comes from a Congressional reporter from NPR.

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    • rumpole2 says:

      Sleepy Jeff has recused himself from talking sense.
      On one hand he says he wasn’t at the meeting.. so knows nothing. Yet in the following seconds he says he is “confident” that Rod Rosenstein did nothing wrong? What with his 28 years on the public teat and all.
      THAT defense is a bit silly given that all these cooks have had years working in and for the swamp!! If 28 years without being held accountable is a valid defense.. then NOBODY is going to be held accountable.

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        • daughnworks247 says:

          RUMPOLE is back again!!
          Hey Rumpole, please post your link to the daily meme about the Russian Witch Hunt, daily tracker. I sure could use it. I’ve lost the link to your wife’s twitter, or did she lose her Twitter?

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Rumpole,

        Since you have been back, do not know if I have voiced my opinion on Sessions, but I have posted this once before…

        Let me know you think I am off base…

        People say he is a 569D chess player and the President tweets Lies about “not supporting Sessions”…

        But…they also say that Judge Jenine, Lou Dobbs, Rudy, Newt. Joe DiGenova, Levin, and others are in on it the chess match with Sessions….lying about their non support of him

        If what the Sessions supporters say is true and the President is just “Faking” playing chess with his tweets………………

        When the American people discover that our President who has been shouting for over two years about FAKE NEWS is also putting out FAKE NEWS…….there comes a question.

        Will Americans ever Trust any of his tweets again? How will they know when his tweets are False?…They won’t

        The President does not lie. His tweets are real….not some sort of game..

        This destroys the Sessions supporters claim of the all out attack / arrests coming…….But here is the rest of it….

        Sessions cannot prosecute any of these people. Do you realize what the left would do to continue to claim anything Sessions does is still part of his recusal….even if false…. they would create a “firestorm” saying Sessions cannot bring charges because of his recusal.
        They would connect his recusal to every charge, every situation and fight it in the courts

        Sessions cannot Un-recuse. They would say our President put undo pressure on him to resign. Same with the President firing him at this time…fire storm….

        Do you think this cancelling of the recess is all about approvals of the Presidents nominees?…How about no recess appointments..How about no new AG recess appointment?

        So what to do. Nothing till the IG report comes out…more clarity will be after that, but still look at the chaff and leaks being put out now to cover for them…

        I.E. It’s Comey’s fault….McCabe wants to deal…..McCabe sues…As Sundance stated in the Nunes article the other day…..it will now be a “Hall of Mirrors” until the IG. report comes out.

        After the 2018 elections…Then our President can fire him.

        So think Seriously about it. We should now no longer even speak of Sessions seriously. Because he is now……

        Irrelevant…..

        The train has passed him by….so The Possum is the perfect name for him….he just needs to go back home and sit on his back porch for the rest of his days….

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        • rumpole2 says:

          Um….. I take a very simple approach… no multi-dimensional chess explanations 🙂

          I really think some people have got sucked into a Fantasy World…

          Conspiracy THREADS on Twitter…..
          Are NOT a reliable source… even those you make up yourself

          The evidence is real, the Indictments are Fake…

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        • CountryClassVulgarian says:

          “If what the Sessions supporters say is true and the President is just “Faking” playing chess with his tweets………………
          When the American people discover that our President who has been shouting for over two years about FAKE NEWS is also putting out FAKE NEWS…….there comes a question.
          Will Americans ever Trust any of his tweets again? How will they know when his tweets are False?…They won’t”

          I have asked this very question many times. That is why I cannot accept the chess narrative. I do not see anyone can argue that the President deliberately mislead and deceive his supporters and there’d be no consequences to him.

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          • Albertus Magnus says:

            While I will always remind people that AG Sessions is and has always been a true MAGA Patriot, it was this argument that made me realize that PDJT wants a different AG. There is no chess. The AG, like Tillerson, is doing what he thinks is right and proper, shares our values and is a true hero. However, he is NOT getting done everything that PDJT repeatedly says he wants done and in the end, that is all that matters.

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          • Jenny R. says:

            Actions, not words. Of course he’s going to use smoke screens — you don’t just walk in and tell your enemies “I’m going to do thus and so, about this, with these people, and on this date.” That would be asking to be defeated. Other people besides his supporters read his tweets, you know.

            What I consider are his actions — take this business with NK for instance: first he’s hardcore, then he’s going, then he isn’t going (and a little dose of hardcore); in the end everything is wonderful. It was an excellent strategy.
            Nobody knows what he will really do — and that is a good thing.

            I’m going to let the President decide what he wants to do with Sessions and Rossenstein, if anything. I’m sure he is more privy to what is going on than I am, and if he wanted them gone, they would be gone. Take heart, maybe they will be — and then you will be happy. Then again, you may have to reconcile yourselves to the fact that they will not be gone — meh, life is bittersweet.
            I would suggest trying not to see the world in black or white; it only leads to disillusionment.

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            • Jenny R. says:

              My father taught me that there were two things a sniper had to be: very stealthy and very patient, of the two being patient was the greater skill and the harder to master. 😉

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Rumpole, you are describing DOJ SWAMP behavior. Everybody has the best reputation. Nobody would ever do wrong. This whole perverted defend the DOJ against all accusations since the accusations demean the DOJ. The accusations can’t be true since we are the DOJ and cannot do wrong. After all only those with the best reputation are ever selected, let alone approved.

        Same cr_p with Comey and Mueller and McCabe etc. Accusing someone is a bigger sin than any accusation so all whistleblowers must be punished. Great cover for power mad criminals. Good people get seduced into willful blindness and participate in covering up for bad people. Bad people scratch each others backs. Honesty gets punished.

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    • Chris Four says:

      Supposedly Tucker was not his usual self in interviewing Sessions. Why have him on?

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    • TimesUp says:

      I always wondered if the cufflinks PDJT gave to RR were in fact listening devices to catch him out the next time he pulls a stunt like this.

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      • I saw Rosenstein when he testified before Goodlatte’s committee last year. He was in the process of defying Congressional oversight using bogus reasoning when Goodlatte himself interrupted, and reminded him that the committee had oversight of the FISA courts. Also, RR was always given kid glove treatment by the Dems and he pandered his buttt off for them at every opportunity. That is when I knew for 100% certainty — RR = BLACK HAT.

        Sessions makes me pyuke.

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      • Truthfilter says:

        I had similar thoughts-especially after reading one of Strzok’s text messages where he mentioned a light blue striped tie with a navy tie clip in reference to knowing what his inferiors at Washington Field Office were saying behind his back. In other words, he had someone wired at WFO. Apparently, this how the bureaucratic parasites control people in DC.

        I ran a search on “listening devices and tie clips” and lo and behold—there are all kinds of tiny devices that can be attached to tie clips, ink pens, and cuff links. I immediately wondered if PDJT’s cuff links to Rosenstien were wired. But Rosenstien would have automatically suspected this, being the crooked FBI operative that he is. Maybe it was to send him a message that “We know how you operate.” Then again, maybe it really was just a thoughtful gesture.

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    • gda says:

      I am not convinced. Neither was Tucker.

      The ludicrous suggestion by Sessions that RR was simply explaining “that if subpoenaed he would have to reciprocate with discovery of his own” cuts no mustard.

      The even more ludicrous suggestion that the DOJ has been cooperating fully on requested documents had Jim Jordan jumping on Laura later in the evening. He out and out called Sessions a liar.

      And he and Meadows say the DOJ have sloughed them off until Thursday now. But they are not hopeful…..

      Sessions has burrowed into the bureaucratese background of the DOJ. He may be hot on immigration and pervs, but he is not going to do his duty and blow up the DOJ as needs to be done. He is now part of the Deep State. Perhaps he is not actively opposing the President elsewhere, but he is actively opposing an investigation of the DOJ/FBI to prevent the airing of their dirty linen in public.

      Sessions did not seem like a guy who should be AG. He was evasive and unconvincing in the interview with Tucker, except when speaking about the immigration issue. Then he just sounded like a guy enthused about his collection of model trains.

      Trust Sessions? To do what?

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      • NotIdeal says:

        In simplest terms, Jeff Sessions is not doing his job.

        He is not running his department. RR is doing that.

        Life advice: Don’t take a job unless you are prepared to accept the responsibilities that come with it.

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        • Greg C says:

          I just don’t see why the fuss at all. IG Horowitz, his team of 500, plus Prosecutor Huber, have got all the criminal activity in the Fake Clinton/Russia Witch hunt investigations taken care of. Meanwhile, AG Sessions is taking down literally thousands of human trafficking/pedophiles, taking down MS 13 Criminals, taking on Illegal immigrants, among other things. What more could we ask for?

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          • Avi says:

            mr magoo is worthless

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          • NC PATRIOT says:

            Sessions is also working around congressional inactivity on immigration by RE-DEFINING how you can claim asylum–tightening up the definition. (omitting fear of gangs or domestic abuse) Limiting definition to fear of the GOVERNMENT abuse on you.

            Also sending 100 additional judges. He is also quietly cleaning out the DOJ internally of entrenched partisans. POTUS is NOT lying on twitter. His criticisms of Sessions has been pretty much confined to issues of his recusal—- which we ALL knew he was upset about early on.

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  4. citizen817 says:

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    • FL_GUY says:

      Be sure to catch DeNiro’s latest movie, “Raging Bull$hit”. It’s gonna flop but then, that’s what cow pies do, just sayin’

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Been thinking about this one for days before commenting…..

      Deniro, Cusack, Baldwin. etc

      This is group of males who groom before the public, for public notice to authenticate themselves as in a sort of competition with President Trump, who has surpassed the star medium, and has entered the world stage as Ronald Reagan did with great success.

      It gnaws within them, that their comfort zone has been disrupted in “being the greatest of all” and then there is Donald Trump showing the world how stupid a celebrity is, in there is zero power there at all, and that brightness has these so called men projecting all the appearances of insanity.

      It is not just the “Hollywood celebrity”, but the Never Trump type of William Kristol who after the G7 Summit, called for foreign nations to interfere in United States Courts for Robert Mueller.

      Kristol was one of the original deranged, but in his current abnormalities, he can not comprehend that if it is treasonous for a politician to gain assistance from a foreign government to attain the White House (Bill Clinton with Chinese and Indonesian donations)
      This is a real hang-up affecting a group of males.

      For those who question if women are affected by this, while there was the insanity of the Ashley Judd types with poetry about menstrual cycles, for the most part some women on the left have grown to become enamored with Donald Trump as it is in their genes to be attracted to the strongest male in the room.

      This in turn has set these males off worse as the women in the left are now passively moving toward appreciating Donald Trump as the protector and provider for their homes, while the males are remembered as the spoilers who used them, broke their hearts.

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Trump is a genius. Once again, he carefully places the responsibility to correct a bad situation at the feet of the person/entity who can fix things. The choices he presents to Kim are so obvious as to their desirable outcome that Kim would be an absolute fool not to sign on the dotted line. It is like dangling a solid gold carrot vs. a piece of burnt charcoal in front of him.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Olderwiser: “Once again, he carefully places the responsibility to correct a bad situation at the feet of the person/entity who can fix things.”

        I think that is one of the major keys to his success. You are wise to point it out so clearly.

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        • piper567 says:

          oh yeah, Rhoda, sundance calls it the correct assigning of responsibility.
          most definitely one of Trump’s most unique abilities.

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  9. citizen817 says:

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Checkout every tweet Citizen817 shared from our President today in reference to Kim Jong-un!

      I absolutely agree with SD and his theory that Kim Jung-un is the Panda 🐼 Mask for Chairman Xi and China.

      He was only 26 when he took over the country. A few years after returning from Switzerland where he received his education. Kim would have been the perfect puppet for Xi and China.

      Dennis Rodman shared something recently that has stuck with me. He said that Kim Jong-un is just a big kid at heart.

      Here is an interview Dennis did today reaffirming that Kim is a Big Kid:

      I think our Lion 🦁 realizes it and knows the truth as well. He was informed by Secretary Pompeo after his two visits to North Korea.

      Dennis Rodman purposely dodged Chris Cuomo’s question about Kim’s ability to speak English. He followed up with the question again and Dennis said he understood basketball terminology but couldn’t speak English.

      Kim has probably shared with Dennis the truth! Why do you think Dennis tried to get to Barry on Kim’s behalf. The emotion from Dennis was as real as it gets yesterday. Dennis realizes that Kim’s survival would assure peace for him and his people as well as saving millions of lives. That came across in his tears. What an incredible burden he has had to carry.

      Our President met with Kim privately for an hour. I have a funny feeling he spoke English just fine and was able to confirm everything about China and Xi to our President.

      Our President walked away from the meeting realizing that Kim Jong-un has to be protected in every way possible.

      Kim Jong-un’s survival means everything right now. He has accepted our President’s invitation to come to the White House. Our President has accepted his invitation to go to North Korea. These two visits will occur about a month apart in my mind.

      The denuclearization is beyond a done deal because Kim and our President realize that is the only way to set Kim and his country free. I would not be at all shocked if our people Secretary Pompeo referenced when debunking the NYT’s article are already in North Korea destroying the nuclear warheads. Our President said in his presser that as soon as you destroy 20%, there is no going back. The warhead is basically useless.

      That is going to happen far quicker than any of us could imagine. Our President has to make Kim Jong-un a Leader that Chairman Xi cannot kill.

      I am going to pray for Kim’s health and well-being! The world is depending on it whether they realize it or not!

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      • Minnie says:

        ❤️❤️❤️

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        Kim needs to lose some serious weight or he won’t be around to worry about. The guy looks like a walking heart attack to me. Way too young to be that heavy.

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        I agree 100 % I think he DOES speak English– He is about the the age of Trump’s son Eric… I think it is kinda of a Father figure relationship.

        I can imagine President Trump telling him– “you are protected you will be safe when you meet with me and safe when you go hone”.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Are you sure DJT hasnt learnrd Korean?

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        • fleporeblog says:

          LOL! Every time our President is with a world leader and he or she begins speaking in their language, our President does head shakes as if he knows the language. It absolutely cracks me up. He doesn’t have the earpiece in.

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      • A2 says:

        Kin played basketball with his brother when at school in Switzerland. After attending the SXI Military University and his appointments in the NK army, he was noted to play BB with his security guards. (I doubt he can now with his obesity and health problems.

        As for the ‘big child comments, let us look at the facts.

        Yes, a child growing up in the lap of luxury with a doting mother and father and numerous tough military men crying over his every word. Indulged child more like it. Drinking the best whisky and smoking by the time he was 15. Eating the finest imported foods whilst his people starve. Offing his brother and uncle and numerous others that may have been a threat to his supreme rule. Incarcerating, executing, torturing, allowing rape, for ordinary people suspect of disloyalty. He ‘blew” up his nuke site (well not really by the evidence just closed the tunnel mouth) whilst a massive concentration camp close to the site is ignored.

        Yes indeed, an abused child, who received over USD400K of personal gifts from Chairman Xi at his last visit.

        He is not a ‘big child’. He is a dangerous dictator and he has to be managed accordingly.
        President Trump knows this, but choses to use persuasion to get him to do what is ultimately in his best interest, but more importantly the best interests to his people and for peace in East Asia.

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        • Esperanza says:

          The “facts” you presented above, you know how? I’m not being snarky, but I have no confidence in the media. The singer mistress turned up alive. Having watched the video on China’s geographical situation it seems incredible to me that China would have allowed such goings on at its border. Much more credible that China orchestrated them to make a buffer zone with SoKo. We shall see, but lots of this only adds up with panda mask. Tm Sundance.

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          • A2 says:

            Esperanza, I have published countless reports, duly ignored here. I have published with links to the border situation, Kim’s bio info. Do I need to repeat for you? I guess so.
            Try this site https://www.nknews.org

            Try this site https://www.38north.org

            For just a few.

            You are calling me a liar. Snark or otherwise. I don’t have the time nor inclination to keep reposting. I am not a WP member so maybe, before you cast your risible stones, you can search my name and look at my posts.

            That is all.

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            • Esperanza says:

              I am not calling you a liar, I’m saying, as far as I know, we have no reliable info on what is going on exactly. I asked you what confidence you could place on your sources? Don’t get defensive, I’m asking for info. I’m not keen on following links, could you distill info and post?

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              • A2 says:

                Esperanza, do your own research. That is not my job, and yes you are calling me out as a liar. I don’t care, this is a blog. I do care that folks get reliable information as far as I may provide it.

                I agree, much information is sketchy yet much is very reliable. If you just read the international MSM without cross checking with the people who have proven expertise, well yeah.

                I also do not understand your comment about the singer mistress, I assume you mean
                Hyon Song Wol who was prominent at the Olympics and concerts given to SK. She was in Singapore.
                ww.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/trump-kim-summit-top-north-korean-singer-hyon-song-wol-spotted-in-singapore

                Tired of all this. I suspect it is agenda driven. Confirmation bias is a red flag.

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                • Esperanza says:

                  Not recent, there was a singer or dancer who we were told had been murdered who then turned up right as rain.

                  I followed one of your links. Pretty anti Trump.

                  I have not called you a liar. I have asked for information. You have given me none.

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          • dayallaxeded says:

            Not sure what you’re doubting in the facts A2 stated. They are certainly consistent with long-known information about KJU and the NoKo despots in general. Surely, after hearing from some of the people who have been detained, imprisoned, and escaped from NoKo, it can’t be doubted that he is the top tyrant of a viciously tyrannical regime.

            Look at what was done to Otto Warmbier for a recent but not at all singular example. There is an interesting TED talk by a woman who was wrongfully imprisoned in NoKo for several years. She is remarkably dispassionate in telling her story, but what she expresses is both chilling and infuriating. There is lots of info out there about such people, including defectors who were almost killed trying to cross into SoKo and were in such bad health when they did get across, it’s a virtual miracle they survived. That is clearly the reality for very very many people in NoKo–malnutrition, maltreatment, and a general culture of malevolence; yet with a privileged class of rulers and military sitting on top of everyone else like proverbial 10 ton gorillas.

            Just do a little searching, use some common sense, and make your own conclusions. I think recognizing this gigantic cultural divide makes VSSPGPDJT’s strategy in motivating change in Kim’s regime all the more genius! Praying that it is and will continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit, that His loving and merciful will be done!

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        • penny munday says:

          Agree with you completely, A2. It’s a psych ploy to humanize someone like Kim to advance the agenda of peace. To me, he’s still dangerous and should be watched. It’s like trying to pet a cobra. 0_0

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          • Esperanza says:

            It’s also a psycho ploy to do the opposite. Figures are demonised and then eliminated. Has happened at least three times recently that I can remember. Which is why I’m keeping an open mind and will judge on what actually happens rather than what the MSM tell me. There is no doubt bad things are happening in Noko, but we have little to no info on who is pulling the strings.

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            • A2 says:

              Sorry, Esperanza, you are grasping at straws in your second response to me. You mentioned the ‘mistress’ I gave you the link to the supposed mistress and singer who was at Singapore (and performed for SK and the Olympics). Otherwise I have no idea who you are referencing or from what source. Yet you accuse me of no facts no sources. I am not a mind reader.

              Who is obfuscating here? Not me. I probably could give you endless links and your response would be ‘anti-Trump”. NO. the two links I gave you are NK watchers for years and highly relied upon. NOT anti-Trump. Objective. Try it.

              You have lost the plot and the argument.

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            • penny munday says:

              Totally agree that both sides do psyops, Esperanza, which is why I look at what the person does. For at least the last three administrations (24 years), NoKo has used blackmail diplomacy, i.e. fire off big ordinance-win big USD. That doesn’t fly with President Trump. This new diplomatic path gives me hope for denuking the peninsula but that’s it. I don’t see a reunification happening at all, besides which reunification hasn’t really helped where it’s been tried like Hong Kong or Germany.

              And now it’s back to work. Sorry to reply so late.

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              • dayallaxeded says:

                Reunification of Germany hasn’t worked? I don’t think there are many Germans, especially those from the eastern side of “the wall,” who would agree with you. That reunification has nothing to do with the recent pisslamic immigration madness. Though Merkel was from the eastern bloc, the policies of massive GME/African immigration in Europastan developed in countries that were not divided, as well.

                The key is if the reunification results in a relatively democratic nation or if communism is being allowed to take over–that’s why Hong Kong is a problem, b/c the “reunification” put a formerly “free” self-ruled city-state under a hard-line communist rule totally contrary to everything that built and made Hong Kong what it is.

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                • penny munday says:

                  I’m not talking about the regular joe on the street. Of course there were benefits for the East German people, I’m talking about government. As a whole, West Germany took a big economic hit during reunification, subsidized pensions and I’m sure the infrastructure had to be upgraded. Sure they have rebounded since the early 90’s, it’s been almost 30 years. But the government now has politicians, yes Merkel, whose fail safe is marxism. Online hate speech laws, as one example.

                  The pope is a good example of this mentality. Fail safe every time. Funny, I have one sibling who calls him the first false pope(and that’s enough to scare the bejesus out of me) and another who loves him(his first grandson was named after the pope).

                  I’ll just try to avoid the cow paddies from now on.

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        • Beenthere says:

          Give it up. Most of what A2 stated is public knowledge about Fat Boy.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          A2 I am going to respectfully disagree because I believe the scenario SD has come up with. I think that is the face that the Chinese and our politicians before PDJT want us to know.

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          • dayallaxeded says:

            “that is the face that the Chinese and our politicians before PDJT want us to know”

            That doesn’t mean that “face” isn’t true–in fact, it has to have at least some truth or it never would’ve flown. The Kim regime has been developing ballistic missles, has been developing nuclear weapons–facts. Otto Warmbier wasn’t a phonied-up propaganda manikin, though that’s close to what he was when he arrived back from NoKo incarceration. KJU’s brother or cousin or whatev was really assassinated. 10s of thousands of people have died in NoKo of preventable malnutrition and other forms of maltreatment and murder by a militarized regime that has been more interested in evil bluster than bread for its people.

            Don’t minimize VSSPGPDJT’s vision and strength by pretending he’s not engaging with someone who, by our cultural values, is just about evil incarnate in order to turn him toward a better path for himself, his people, and the world. What VSSPGPDJT is trying to do with KJU is the stuff of miracles–like Daniel getting Nebuchadnezzar to recognize God as the One. Pray without ceasing for his success and for salvation for KJU, the rest of the Kim family, and all the people of Korea.

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            • fleporeblog says:

              No one is denying those things happening and occurring. The point is that KJU may have absolutely no say on what happens in his country. He is the face of the MONSTER that the world is told.

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              • dayallaxeded says:

                If that were the case, then VSSPGPDJT would’ve been duped into meeting with a powerless puppet. Don’t believe that for a minute.

                KJU inherited a nation ruled by tyranny, brutality, and intrigue. No doubt much of what is done there is done without his direct involvement but with his general acquiescence. He is the ruler of NoKo. It has been widely and credibly reported that KJU has conducted several high-profile purges, dismissals and executions among NoKo military and political leadership, several earlier this year. It’s highly unlikely all that is fiction or being 100% controlled by outside forces, with no input from KJU. Occam’s razor is our friend here.

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                • fleporeblog says:

                  He met with him because for the people of North Korea and the majority of the world, he is seen as the Monster. His job is to keep that Monster alive before China decides it is time for him to die and take the country back.

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        • dayallaxeded says:

          Of course it is a given that Kim is a tyrant and has been a ruthless one. His forebears were almost certainly worse. That is the cultural, political, and sad human reality of NoKo and quite a few other despotic regimes.

          It is regrettable that VSSPGPDJT had to deal with such an individual, but this is our weapon POTUS’ genius and what sets him so completely apart from the swamp-things before him–he deals with reality and works to make it better, rather than recoiling, making petty, sour faces and policies in disgust that only further entrench the negative status quo. That takes strength, courage, and vision, attributes previously sorely lacking.

          A tyrant has a level of “legitimacy” in the world that is written in blood and raw power. Meeting with a tyrant doesn’t “give legitimacy.” He’s got that–what he doesn’t have and what a strong, visionary like VSSPGPDJT brings is a way to convert legitimacy founded on evil into legitimacy and progress founded on advancing the interests of the NoKo people and joining with the rest of the modern, civilized world. As I say often (perhaps too often), some people need to learn that it is not better to rule in Hell than to serve in Heaven–b/c they’re in HELL!

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      • Esperanza says:

        I’m wondering if Kim was is in fear of his life from China. He is after all a puppet. His partying obesity etc would make sense as to his needing escape from the fear and also protecting himself by pretending to be stupid from China. I don’t believe anything the Lamestream say about NOKO. We have no reliable info on what is happening really there. Especially not on the why. Clapper very obviously in his post Rodham showed he knew less about Noko that R did. Do we think Comey is a good geo political strategist?

        All the pre match kabuki has, if you look at it, put protection round Kim. If he’s hurt now, all eyes will be on China. He is in a real sense protected by the Lion now. Also, if something did happen to Kim, T has even more leverage over China. Owns the downside.

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      • Dekester says:

        Flep, thank you for the perspective.

        Kim and PDJT meeting face to face in Singapore. They now appear to be on friendly terms.

        Establishment RINOS and their ilk, retiring or losing political races on a regular basis.

        What would have been the Vegas odds on that Nov 7th 2016?

        My concern is that I feel that I am living vicariously through your President. I was watching intently the Sandford race for hours. However my comfort is in believing that I may not be the only one.

        God bless PDJT

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        • pyromancer76 says:

          i respect the strong differences of opinion on TCH, but can we keep the differences from getting personal? From my perspective, I understand Kim to have been or even to continue to be a brutal dictator. Thanks for links that offer data that can be found about China today.

          I also understand President Trump’s way forward in forging a “personal”-political relationship with Kim not only for purposes of success for his administration, but for changes in the world’s balance of power.

          A little less China is a good thing; denuclearization (we shall see how thorough) of Korea an amazing advance. The Panda mask, if it can be nudged to advance freedom in tiny, tiny steps is a very good thing. American assistance to reduce the puppetry control over No Korea by China is a huge success and is part of the end of the old era that began in the 1950s. (Obviously, I am not commenting on the horrors experienced by the people of No Korea.)

          The China dragon continues to exist, maybe without one of its masks, and it will take all of President Trump’s eight years to limit its hidden fire-breathing capabilities, the strength and range of its wings, and its tenacious marxist or marxist-capitalist, or whatever else one wants to call them, claws.

          This dragon grew to its present strength assisted by American leaders, enemies of the state, of American resources and wealth, and of the American people.

          We shall soon see how hollow is the dragon’s body without all the ballast from American enablers. There is no one better to reduce its (bloated?) size than President Trump and his agents. I personally welcome all A2 has to add, and welcome debaters. We have much to learn.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Dekester an absolutely incredible post! I can say the same thing. I am consumed by our President for the majority of time I am awake. I don’t want to miss anything and have any regrets when he is no longer leading our country.

          The Vegas odds of me getting rid of cable and my TV were 1,000,000,000 to 1! If you took the bet, you would be a billionaire. I don’t have time for it anymore. Between CTH and Twitter, I am good to go!

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          Ya know. I have read Sundance’s perspective on Kim and it sounds totally plausible.

          And, I very rarely if ever disagree with Sundance, and I am not actually disagreeing this time.

          Except…

          A2 provides valuable information and insight we do not get from the MSM.

          A2 corrects drivel and many here spend time trying to spread. They disagree with A2 NS ask for links which A2 provides but often then state, they have not time to read the links.

          What is that?….And A2 is not disagreeing with Sundance just providing “on site” links with information.

          I stated earlier a supposed fact I had gathered, but A2 corrected my misconception.

          I appreciated that….

          A2 is on the ground over there…and all of us have stated our appreciation for A2’s posts.

          So everyone should appreciate the fact that A2 does not mince words, but does tireless research to provide us with information and always with links we would not know but for A2’s inputs.

          So to slander A2 or to disagree without providing links to support your statements is not recommended and is against Sundance’s stated policy for making claims without backup.

          I think more often than not we here at the Treehouse fall victims to our own knowledge.

          In that first of all, Sundance is miles ahead of anyone on any situation, and secondly, we have such great and intelligent commenters here that we often make the mistake of criticizing those who are not as up to speed, so to speak, as we are.

          I cannot count the times when watching Varney or even Lou and saying to myself:

          “I already know that. Catch up” We tend to do the same here. It is especially irritating when someone makes a comment who did not even read Sundance’s article, or did not read previous comments.

          Or read links provided.

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  12. citizen817 says:

    Trump pinned tweet:
    (Top of his feed)

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  15. littleanniesfannie says:

    Houston, can we start the Countdown Clock?? Waiting anxiously for the launch of the IG report!!

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    • rumpole2 says:

      Somebody on twitter started a OIG clock in December 2017.
      It petered out in January.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        I have said, it won’t happen, but if it does it will be so watered down, they will probably blow it off….

        I don’t mean to be negative, but these people have to defend their turf, their money and their reps…they will do at all costs…

        And I am really reaching here,,,maybe not, but tell me something….

        If there is any pedophilia involved, they last thing,,,the very last thing they would do is admit this….it would be the end….

        And, I think the bottom line is….deep…deep down…this is why most of them are very, very, much against, our President….

        Blackmail…

        They’ve got alot of em by the short hairs……money is one thing, but the pedo stuff,

        Think Prince Andrew….and just the other day the Bill Clinton comment…both are done….

        I’ve seen it in DC years ago…..bunch of sickos….

        That’s enough serious stuff for tonite….

        Think…I’ll go back to humor….more fun…

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        • I feel there will be nothing in that report! RR and sessions have already taken out and don’t expect any indictments

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          • pyromancer76 says:

            Why start the pessimism before the report is out? I don’t understand some of our more intelligent commenters. Wait and see. Patience. Don’t let the length of time we have to withstand our Cold Anger transform the rage into helpless despair. Don’t you think this report is just the first step? With the level of deep debris, detritus, and dis-ease, cleaning, sorting, and apportioning blame (and justice) will take some time. Think Hercules and how he had to game his tasks.

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  16. J Gottfred says:

    This is really happening! Measure to split California into three states qualifies for November ballot!

    Yes, Finally! I am so excited! I just may be able cast a vote that matters for Trump in 2020!

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/12/ballot-measure-split-california-three-states/
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-split-three-states-20180612-story.html

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Really unbelievable stuff. My kids in CA report that Gov. Brown is very much disliked by the average Californian. They can’t wait for him to be gone. Not surprised that this measure made it on the ballot.

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    • Blade says:

      So did prop 187. And it passed bigly. Then it was killed.

      Besides, this is a suicidal plan … for America. Ordinarily splitting states would be a good thing, but this case is very bad. The best scenario you can hope for is that 2 out of the 3 new states are somehow “red” ( never gonna happen ). There is some chance that 1 out of 3 is “red”. But the highest probability is that all 3 are “blue” which means rather than 2 leftist United States Senators there would now be 5 or 6. The Senate becomes 104 members and instantly changes from 51-47-2 ( currently R-D-I ) to 51-51-2 but as the (I) caucuses with the (D), it is actually 53-51 for the leftists. Awesome!

      The 53 House seats would be re-arranged and re-distributed between the three ( and likely change +/- net 3 because of the way population is distributed which could very well remove up to 3 “red” seats from other States after the next census ) and the internal distribution would rely upon the gerrymandering of each new state’s legislature, which itself relies on its overall “red” or “blue” status. So don’t expect any gains here either. Seriously.

      In general, there is practically no upside to this idea for us, and a huge amount of potential downside. And if you have ever seen this guy Tim Draper, well you didn’t miss much. He is a babbling idiot. He could be Jerry Brown’s brother. Much better to allow California to leave altogether and reduce the Senate to 98 and reclaim those 53 House seats and give them to the other States after the 2020 census and redistricting.

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        I am a native Californian, still live here and I AGREE with you .

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        • wendy forward says:

          I still live here as well and preferred State of Jefferson or Free California TBH. Blade (great movie, love me some Wesley) is 100 percent correct.

          In addition to what Blade points out, LA and SF would be in two different states. Not good.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        I agree….if this starts, it will get out of control….

        California will come back. California will not / cannot be fixed by splitting it up and pretending the problem will go away…

        Typical Liberal playbook. Divide everyone up into groups…little clans….Just like Obummer tried…and still today they do…

        I lived in California….Loved it there…..We should save California…..

        Do we want to be like the British?…..Yeah we got a Muslim problem….yeah they got safe zones…but we just let them do what they want…where ever they are..

        Nope….Save California…

        Just my opinion..

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        • wendy forward says:

          It’s beyond saving unless you have State of Jefferson or Free California.

          The real problem is having LA and SF split up into different “states”. Both the other plans keep them together.

          I have a question-assuming this ever happens do the new “states” have to apply for US statehood?

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          • Blade says:

            Good question! There was quite a battle over West Virginia breaking out of Virginia, and much politics of course.

            I imagine all three would have to ratify the United States Constitution at a minimum. The actions of Congress would be very interesting to watch. I believe they would make it up as they go along although the DoJ and Supreme Court would certainly be called upon for guidance.

            The truth of the matter is that we normally have deals when new states are admitted. And this goes back to the slavery expansion battles right up to Hawaii and Alaska. The politicians attempt a balancing act. But there is no balance to be struck when you have 3 states and 2/3 of the people are leftists.

            But better we skip the idea altogether. I have nothing against the good Californians ( probably 1/3 of the population ), but as of now, it would be better if we let them go. Then maybe you can sort it out in a little civil war or something. Defeat the leftists and then apply for re-admission. In our original revolution is said apocryphally that 1/3 were patriots, 1/3 loyalists, and 1/3 too stupid to decide. So you have enough there to get the job done. Just don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!

            The philosophical problem is whether it is better to leave a cancer ridden organ in the body or not. If they get amputated, what would happen is that many more leftists from other states would flee to California, and many of the non-leftists in the state would exit to elsewhere. Downstream effects would be all positive ( for the country ) as states become “redder”. Decisions, decisions.

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            • kroesus61 says:

              West Virginia being separated from Virginia was an unconstitutional act…..the severing of any part of a state requires the state legislature to agree….do you REALLY think Virginia while in rebellion agreed to the government of DC’s request?

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              • Deb says:

                West Virginia left because they refused to join the Confederacy. They refused to leave the Union. They were the state legislature at that point, since WV were the ones refusing to rebel. The outcome of the Civil War decided that one.

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              • Blade says:

                .do you REALLY think Virginia while in rebellion agreed to the government of DC’s request?

                I never said that! I just mentioned it as an example of a breakaway state, nothing more.

                Very few things that occur during a war, especially the Civil War, are Constitutional. And almost all the things are bad.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Born, raised, and still lives 20 mins from my hometown. I do not want California split up for those exact reason Blade said. it will hurt USA more.

        We will have our comeback. President Trump got a plan that no one is privy to, to take down Sac. criminals. People are really mad here, about how the CA state affairs are being handled.

        In the meantime, we still need a lot of prayers, that we’ll get the monster votes in November to override the voter fraud.

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      • kroesus61 says:

        I live here and although the thought has merit it will NEVER happen…..it takes the State legislature AND Congress to approve it by the US Constitution…..your political assessment is incorrect however….the referendum as written splits the high population high liberal coastal areas off to be the New California with southern and inland areas becoming Southern California and then areas north of Sac to be Northern California……the latter two being predominately conservative down home American areas

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        • Blade says:

          Well first of all Kroesus61, you know we agree most of the time. But you seem to be implying that somehow they will divide California in such a way that puts the 2/3 leftist population into one state, and the remainder divided into the two others? That would be creative. Do you have a map of the plan?

          I predict 3 “blue” states or at best, 2 “blue” and one “red”. The leftists are concentrated in the cities, all cities wherever they lie, the normal folk in the rural areas. That is true everywhere. LA, SF, Sac, SD, it doesn’t really matter. Unless you gerrymander the lines to put just the cities into just one of the states, and mostly empty space in the two others, then you must wind up with at least two out of three “blue” states. My prediction is all three “blue” and is based on the likelihood ( without yet seeing the map ) that there are cities in all three states by design ( each state needs a capitol after all ) . Of course this means the bulk of the population would be in just one state too! And there goes most of the 53 House seats. So it is possible to manipulate it so we gain Senators by designing two empty states with at-large reps.

          This comes up here in NY from time to time. Split off my old hometown of NYC into a separate state. That would help us local folk up here by removing things like funding MTA from our taxes and maybe charging them for stealing our water … but …it wouldn’t change much overall because though 1/2 the population is in NYC, the other 1/2 is not in NYC and the breakdown of the 1/2 not in NYC ( 8 million or so ) still is 60/40 leftist in all the remaining cities and marginally leaning “red” in all the big emptier areas. This is our actual demographic problem across the country itself. Urban versus Rural, Cities versus everywhere else. Cities and bureaucracy are magnets for the parasites and the ruling class. When you see those big beautiful “red” electoral maps and the opposing tiny “blue” remainder areas, you must keep in mind that each ( big “red” and tiny “blue” ) have approximately equal populations since we are close to 50/50 overall. CA and NY are deep “blue” and 60/40 on a good day but usually far worse than that.

          Both me and you *could* redesign the borders if we were allowed. Of that I have no doubt. But the map wouldn’t be pretty to say the least. Just put every city together! We are kind of lucky as it stands because of a quirk of luck we have approximately 30-20 red-blue states. This is because the leftists have so overwhelmed certain metro areas that they have not penetrated vast “red” areas, yet. They could though. They could quite easily own 1/2 of the states if they were any good at electoral math. This is why they want NPV ( national popular vote ) so bad. So they can ignore state boundaries completely rather than deal with the state by state details.

          But I see that you mention you don’t believe the CA plan will fly. I said that too. I also mentioned that new state entries almost always involve compromises, usually pairings of states. And this one has no room for that on the surface. Well unless the (D)ummies and the (R) stupid party get together and bring in Guam, Mariana, VI, PR also. Whatever package they lined up would be bad for America though, count on that. Good for the uniparty and bad for us. Take it to the bank.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        I don’t want California to have 6 Senators in DC.

        Breaking up into 3 States is like a dysfunctional house, each family member hiding in their own room instead of figuring out a way to fix their problem. A good start would be someone to challenge that California rule where the top 2 vote getters, regardless of political party, are automatically on the ballot – force the people of the state to deal with each other would be a good start.

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    • paulwoll says:

      Nooooooooooo. Will give 4 more Senate seats to liberals. This plan is a trojan horse. DUMP IT.

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    • paulwoll says:

      Nooooooooooo. Will give 4 more Senate seats to liberals. This plan is a trojan horse. DUMP IT.

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      • kroesus61 says:

        you are so ill informed you had to say it twice…….CA has more conservatives than any single state but TX…….LA Santa Barbara Ventura SF and Silicon Valley are VERY liberal and overwhelm us with population

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    • Guyski says:

      If it is good for California, it us good fot the rest of the states. How many states do you end up with? Greater NYC becomes New Amsterdam, Northern part Virginia becomes North Virginia, etc.

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    • Another Ian says:

      “Conjure up no more spirits than you can conjure down”

      https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/yet-another-wrong-way-california-breakup/

      “Yet Another Wrong Way California Breakup”

      And why

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Don’t get so excited. All these changes are gamed for marxist advantage. They are using California and New York as their cutting wedge. This change is planned as a victory for them.

      Don’t give up so quickly. Wait until after President Trump’s sixth year in office to begin to despair over California. Then if nothing has happened to bring California governance into alignment with our Constitution and our laws, then go for a hail Mary and hope that one-third of those new states have some semblance of republican (little R) leanings.

      For now, cut it off at the knees. They (California’s controllers) are trying everything in their rotten imaginations to keep California in their possession. Without illegals, voter fraud, our federal tax dollars it will become much harder task.

      Think MAGA for California and give the still-new national administration a chance.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      I’d rather see 1 California with a more balanced government (I don’t think there could be a red majority, not of the type that would mean a difference — but if it could be balanced and less corrupt/inept, then that would be the best thing to happen).

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    • Teagan says:

      But, I do not want 6Senators from that area in Congress! Read that they new areas would be considered territories, not states.
      In truth, I doubt it will ever happen…but then I can say that about a lots of things during the past decade!

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  17. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Update — New York Times had the South Carolina race at 99% in. Now they’ve rolled that back to 98% in. Arrington will win, of course, but the key here is to keep Arrington above 50% so there is no chance of a runoff. She’s now at 50.5% with 346/353 precincts counted.

    Arrington should still be ok, I think (seems about 1300 votes yet out in; 3 of “her” precincts left and 3 of “Sanford’s” precincts left), but need to roll back the celebration I had in the other thread on the subject.

    Will update this ASAP.

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  19. joeknuckles says:

    The fact that members of the US Congress are highly skeptical of KJU’s intentions to denuclearize and are demanding proof and a higher level of commitment will work in Trump’s favor in negotiations. It’s actually ideal. Now he can use the “higher authority” or “3rd party” negotiating technique. That’s where you claim to need approval of a business partner, spouse or superior before committing to an agreement.
    It goes like this: Say I’m in an auto dealership negotiating the price of a car and I offer 20k for a new Honda Accord (I’m cheap) and the salesman says “I’m sorry Mr. Knuckles, I’d love to give you that price, but I’ll have to check with my manager first”. Then he disappears for a few minutes and comes back and says “My manager says we can’t go below 22k or we’ll be losing money”. I would then say “I need to check with Mrs. Knuckles first, we had agreed not to spend over 20k”. I then come back and say “21k is as high as we can go without ending up in divorce court”. The salesman then disappears again and returns saying 21.5k is as low as he can go. I then place my hands on the arms of the chair I’m sitting in and begin to get up while I say “Well, then it looks like we won’t be buying a car today”, at which point the salesman begs me to stay and eventually gets the manager to approve the 21k.

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  21. WillJR says:

    Go watch tonight’s Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows interview with Laura Ingraham. Really good and a reminder that not everyone in DC is Swamp.

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    • gda says:

      Just commented above. Was it Jm Jordan that called Sessions a liar? They were HOT.

      But their solutions were small beer. “we’ll send them another strongly worded email”, “we’ll tell their mothers on them”, and the like.

      They are threatening that there will be a full vote in the House, but…….????

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Did someone say beer? I know I heard that word….hmmm….

        Well sun is over the yard arm somewhere in the world…think I’ll drink one for Dennis…

        Nice Rebound Dennis….Cheers…😎

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  22. mazziflol says:

    This guy is going to tweet himself into insignificance

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  23. Chris Four says:

    The US dedicated a new de-facto embassy in Taiwan on Tuesday in what officials described as an indicator of robust ties with the self-governing island democracy that China claims as its own territory.
    The recently completed American Institute in Taiwan office in a suburb of the capital Taipei will house US representatives and serves American interests in the absence of formal diplomatic ties, ABC News reported.

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  26. citizen817 says:

    Meadows & Jordan on
    Ingraham Angle

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  28. citizen817 says:

    Free Trade For Me, None For Thee

    President Trump was willing to lower tariffs if the other countries are willing to lower theirs, but none are willing, so far, to make trade truly fair for everyone. 

    -Branco

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  29. winky says:

    Hmmmmm….this is true!

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  30. Charlotte says:

    Germany called out for stoking trade tensions with its ‘fat’ current account

    Germany’s “fat” current account has been attacked by one of the world’s most influential economic bodies, and described as a trigger for the emergent trade war.

    The country has the world’s largest current account surplus of $287bn (£214bn), 8pc of its GDP, and half that of China’s, according to the Institute for Economic Research. This is one of the most important measures in trade relations – because it shows that Germany sells far more than it buys from other countries.

    The head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has now weighed into the trade debate telling reporters in Berlin that Germany was partly to blame for the rise in protectionism and that it ought to dramatically up its domestic spending levels.

    “Your current account got fat because you won productivity and competitiveness compared to the others in Europe. Now, does that give rise to protectionists? Of course,” OECD secretary general Angel Gurria said.

    “So basically, you could spend more, yes. You could import more, yes,” Mr Gurria added.

    Germany’s surplus has also been heavily criticised by the world’s lender of last resort, the International Monetary Fund, and its fellow eurozone members.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/06/12/germany-called-stoking-trade-tensions-fat-current-account/

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    • Esperanza says:

      Germany has hollowed out our, ie France’s industry. The Euro has been a massive Trojan horse for our jobs, giant sucking sounded to Germany.

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    • FredeDK says:

      So if you keep your house in order, save your cash and make smart deals with weak opponents (USA pre Trump) you are ordered to spend more cash…. How about the “experts” stay out of internal economy decisions, and keep their “spend, spend, spend, borrow borrow, borrow” politics to them self. Germany should be applauded for showing guts, as this i something every country could learn from. But the IMF would love everybody to run up debt, so they can insert leaders, when the economy tanks, like in Greece

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      • Jenny R. says:

        While granted, it’s a bandaid on an amputation, the problem originated in the whole concept of every country there going on the euro.
        Germany is the economic powerhouse of continental Europe — maybe the whole of Europe. Before, the other countries could stay competitive by devaluing their own currencies and thus getting more trade, which in turn means keep their businesses running, investments coming in, and above all else: their people working and spending money domestically.
        The euro allowed Germany, for a time, to steamroll those countries — of course, the long term has brought them this, but hey…let’s not think to the future and the wisdom of working to advance yourself as well as your neighbors; let’s play the old game of “you lose and I win”. And Germany never did think about encouraging domestic spending — I realize the lessons of history and all of that, but having a robust domestic market is an important thing to have and lack of it did cause them to have problems before, which they really did pay for.
        And of course, the other countries are not innocent — at some point it would be nice if they would finally realize 1) Germany is the powerhouse of Europe; 2) it is in everyone’s best interests to get Germany to see the light and start working WITH other countries (that means you have to be agreeable to working with Germany while not allowing them to take advantage).

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      • Rhoda R says:

        One reason they have this ‘fat’ is because they don’t meet their NATO spending commitments.

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  31. citizen817 says:

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  32. joeknuckles says:

    Kudos to Greg Gutfeld for calling Juan Williams a moron today. I caught a little of the Five while at the gym today. Juan was being Juan and he deserved it.

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    • rumpole2 says:

      I missed that.. mind you I rarely watch the 5.. or Shep, or Dana Perino, or Cavuto or.. actually most of Fox. I have TV muted just to keep an eye out for anything new in the banners 🙂
      I agree Juan is particularly revolting.. always… I guess Fox are trying to attract people who like him? Stupid people are no doubt what the advertisers demand?

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  34. MtnCougar says:

    It’s a movement! And very well done.
    Walk Away from Liberalism…

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  35. Some are unhappy that Tucker Carlson treated his old friend Sessions with deference and kid gloves. (It’s not surprising, given their past history.)

    But in this case, it worked. Sessions was so at ease that he dropped his mask. He revealed that he is either clueless about the details of the Congress-Rosenstein feud, or that he felt free to lie about it. Moreover, he removed all doubt about where he stands.

    Bad news for the Sessions apologists here, but tough beans. As far as I am concerned, they can be driven out of here with baseball bats, cattle prods, shovels, tar&feathers, or any other kind of justice that fits their defense of that weasel.

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    • Nigella says:

      I think Tucker did fine… He seemed incredulous when Sessions said Rosie was “innocent” Tucker said so the others are lying?Then he gave that look

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      The problem with *some* of the Sessions cultists is NOT about holding a different opinion or being in error.

      EVERYBODY here holds a different opinion about SOMETHING and is in error once in a while – I am every day, just ask my wife.

      The real problem was the intolerance, the aggressiveness, the hateful, jihadist “YOU SHALL EAT CROW” nonsense.

      Guess what, *I* am STILL hoping, against hope, that things will work out, finally, and that Jeff Sessions is some kind of magic, altruistic Severus Snape who still pretends to work with the Dark Lords, but for the sake of one last, decisive, major, selfless move that will sink the swamp for good.

      However, I would never insult those who – with ample justification – feel differently and don’t trust him.

      Yes, the problem was not that people had different hunches, but that one side attempted to crash / humiliate / send away people just as well-intended as they were, just as devoted to “God and country” as they were, in some kind of medieval excommunication ritual.

      THAT’s why they need to apologize.

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      • My first Sessions criticisms were not even hard criticisms. Only reasonable doubts But, like other people with long histories at CTH, we were personally attacked as trolls.

        I’ll never forgive the jack-holes that did that. Fie on them.

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        • rsmith1776 says:

          You will do what you have to do.

          I’d say forget, forgive and MAGA!

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          • The integrity of the treehouse requires that posters are sensible. It has been a long hard slog to get mainstreamers like Lou Dobbs or other journalists to cite us.

            Given my 1000s of hours of effort, I am not comfortable with recently-arrived loons spouting nonsense and dragging every Tom-Dick-Harry youtube or twitter feed here to denigrate our logical basis. And for those that called me a troll for trying to maintain some reasonability, screw them.

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            • rsmith1776 says:

              I respect your feelings.

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            • rumpole2 says:

              The Sessionistas will wind up on “skid-row”…. reduced to posting “Conspiracy Threads” on twitter, trolling Brietbart, and larping on 4-Chan.

              “revenge is a dish best served cold”

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            • Jenny R. says:

              Yet you are the one suggesting the taking of cattle prods and shovels to people. That does not sound so much rational as emotional — ergo, not logical or sensible.
              If someone gave you personal offense, by calling you a troll, then take it up with those individuals — but I have not seen evidence that everyone who disagrees with you has done this (but mark well that you seem to be suggesting that they are the trolls).
              This of course would make me wonder what your reasoning is (you have suggested theirs, so it is only fair).
              And because I really am a self-admitted troll, I must make these statements — just because.
              Still, it is not seemly to talk about doing physical harm to people whom you don’t know, nor have done personal injury to you (outside of perhaps some of them calling you personally a troll), nor demanding that they lose their chance to be heard out…rather anti-free speech imhao, surely they could be countenanced with sensible debate instead and the ones who personally aggrieve you could have pointed out that ad hominem is a logical fallacy.

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    • Blade says:

      What bad news for ‘Sessions apologists’ ? Is that code for those of us defending the good guys in the District of Criminals from the bad guys? There are so few of them, therefore it is our duty. And can you name someone else down there who agrees with Trump on the actual most important issue out there, demographics? You must realize Trump can do nothing about this issue without cabinet officers who do the actual work.

      And knock it off about the document issue. You know no more than anyone else about the facts here, and probably less if you rely on idiots like Hannity and Sara Carter to keep you informed. This is an age-old problem between the Executive Branch, and the Congress who has used the subject to torment them. I just wrote a lengthy explanation of the various details here.

      Besides, what is everyone worrying about? Congress can defy their subpoenas for their emails the same way DoJ did earlier for documents and interviews. What you should be taking note of is the talking out of both sides of their mouthes ( by both sides also ). Talking about ‘separation of powers’ and demanding documents in the same breath. Meanwhile the same Congress critters will poo poo another term called ‘executive privilege’ often asserted by the Executive Branch when on the receiving end of malicious requests from leftists in Congresss.

      I’ve pointed out over and over that we could get to the bottom of this ‘controversy’ in a New York minute by asking Nunes a simple question – Congressman, are they actually preventing you from coming down from your perch on the Hill and walking over to DoJ, signing in to a SCIF and seeing any documents required for your so-called ‘Constitutional’ ( but not really ) Oversight? Or is this a dog and pony show for the media and his constituents? Y’all got to keep something in mind here. The danger of precedent ( something the DoJ takes very seriously ) which relates directly to ‘separation of powers’. You do not want to set precedents that allow Congress to cripple the Executive Branch by burying them in endless requests for stuff they shouldn’t even have access to in the first place. God forbid the shoe is on the other foot with a (D) Congress tormenting the Trump Executive Branch later. You will all remember this time fondly I guarantee it.

      So are you absolutely confidant you know enough facts to make your ludicrous pronouncements of firing this guy and condemning that guy, or, are you getting way ahead of your skis by being easily gaslit by bloviating politicians and empty talking heads? Face it, you are only getting half of the story from your sources.

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      • I’m 100% confident that Devin Nunes is more trustworthy than Rod Rosenstein. But fly in the face of evidence, I don’t care. Suck Sessions from morning till night.

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        • Blade says:

          I’m 100% confident that Devin Nunes is more trustworthy than Rod Rosenstein. But fly in the face of evidence, I don’t care. Suck Sessions from morning till night.

          Pretty disgusting. I truly hope you are one of the Soros/Brock trolls from media matters, or CAIR or CTR or La Raza after reading that one. I’d would hate to think any real Trump supporter has their mind that far in the gutter. And that’s all the way in the gutter. You hate Sessions as much as leftists hate Trump. TDS == SDS.

          Yeah Nunes appears pretty solid until you carefully watch some of the interviews where he ducks questions too. I’m not fully sold on him as of yet. But he might be telling the truth. But so might Rosenstein. This would be the case if there are actual investigations that may be put in jeopardy by Congressional grandstanding.

          I wonder how many here even realize that Congress has nothing to do with “Justice” anyway ( Hannity sure doesn’t, he thinks they are key to solving the anti-Trump conspiracy even though he knows full well what they did in Ruby Ridge, Waco, Fast and Furious, Lois Lerner, etc. Nothing. ). Congress is the Legislative Branch. What does Hannity and Sara Carter think they will do to the seditionists? Legislate them to death? Their work product is paper. Dog and Pony shows. Hearings. Soundbites. Opposition Research. Until we get hard facts they should be treated as the incompetents that they have always been.

          I’ve said that Rosenstein is an enigma because we know so little about him. Some of this hostility to Sessions is remarkably misplaced. The facts as we know them, and they are few, is that Sessions “fired” ( resigned ) him along with all the other US Attorneys and then Trump declined their resignations ( Rosey and Boente ). As neither Rosey nor Boente appear on the surface to be MAGA-worthy, I believe a lot of folks are projecting the blame onto Sessions which belongs to Trump. He has made some mistakes along the way ( the entire Flynn debacle has nothing to do with Sessions ) but nothing obviously suicidal so far.

          … Well, unless he tampered with the recusal situation. Then we’ll have a problem if the enemy gets proof ( they were apparently “tapping” his phones ). So what will all the anti-Sessions jihadists do then I wonder? Will they demand Sessions take the Fifth or lie under oath to coverup the attempted “obstruction”. That was where the whole thing was headed in the first place IMHO. Watergate 2.0. Get proof of Trump obstructing the hoax investigations and bring it to the Trump hating Congress. But then Sessions took the Trump Administration right out of harm’s way by recusing ( and the peanut gallery freaked out missing the big picture naturally ). That’s not 562D chess, that’s actually common sense using the past ( Watergate 1.0 ) as the future. Yeah, keep attacking the guy doing the right thing. Great thinking.

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          • Navy says:

            This is Obama’s Watergate. Not Papa Trumps.
            And Rosenstein is a deep state liar and weasel, unlike Nunes.
            Rosenstein sucks.

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            • Blade says:

              This is Obama’s Watergate. Not Papa Trumps.

              Correct. So it would be a shame if Trump creates one of his own correct? How would you prevent that? By removing his ability to influence, obstruct or spike the investigations, that’s how.

              So here’s a question to you ( who smeared me as ‘disinformation’ ), let’s see you answer it.

              What should Sessions do when asked if Trump attempted to influence/tamper/unrecuse/obstruct him? Whether Mueller or Congress, should he take the Fifth, lie under oath, flee to Canada?

              Now you should be able to figure out why an Attorney General would recuse and not even discuss it in advance. He would not want a Nixon near-repeat. Trump has nowhere near a landslide mandate that he had and little breathing room in a Congress that hates him. Reminder: Nixon was so overwhelmingly re-elected he received 61% of the popular and 521 electoral votes and was removed in just 19 months flat. That is how dangerous the enemy is and is the severe threat that Sessions protected him from by taking the administration right out of the Russia Hoax investigation.

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          • deepdivemaga says:

            Thank you Blade for continuing to provide reason and practicality to this madness. You are able to voice my thoughts more articulately than I can.

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          • Avi says:

            “But then Sessions took the Trump Administration right out of harm’s way by recusing”

            utter nonsense. hedidnt need to recuse and rosenstein didn’t not need to appoint the Nazi/stasi Müller who has destroyed lives far beyond Magoo’s narrow recusal

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            • Navy says:

              Blade is disinformation. Glad you can see it.

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              • Blade says:

                Blade is disinformation. Glad you can see it.

                Wait, what? Prove any of what I said wrong. I go out of my way to avoid speculation and stick to the few facts we actually know. And I don’t mind being corrected either. You little girls however just emote and whine like this is a group therapy session at a mental health crisis center.

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            • Blade says:

              utter nonsense. hedidnt need to recuse and rosenstein didn’t not need to appoint the Nazi/stasi Müller who has destroyed lives far beyond Magoo’s narrow recusal

              Ridiculous. Sessions had the clearest textbook case for recusal ever imagined. He was on Team Trump, appointed by Trump, and a subject of the hoax investigations. To imagine him in charge of investigating Team Trump, himself and Trump is ludicrous. Reno recused from Whitewater and Vince Foster ( appointed Fiske as special counsel ) with no such connections to Bubba Clinton at all. So you anti-Sessions jihadists were always wrong right from the very beginning and are either to stubborn or dense to admit your error. And if you really want to choose to believe Trump is serious about wishing Sessions did not recuse, then you are accepting that he is corrupt ( which he ain’t, and he knows all about conflicts of interest. )

              About Rosenstein. We really don’t know why he appointed Mueller. But it is possible it was because of his own conflicts, or, it could be because they wanted to completely remove the investigations from under the DoJ roof outside of possible obstruction from the White House. That is the only good excuse for the special counsel I can think of. And there is a reason for it. Watergate. The opportunity to capture proof of Trump attempting to influence or spike the investigations gets completely neutralized once they are moved to Mueller. The enemy was already planning this..

              Need proof? Here is Schumer February 27, 2017 at the very beginning of the hoax. This would have been the Watergate 2.0 strategy and repeated ceaselessly until they relented and appointed a special counsel …

              “Those prosecutors should not be reporting to the first senator who endorsed Donald Trump’s campaign, who served on the same campaign committee as Michael Flynn, and who nominated Donald Trump at the Republican convention,” Democratic majority leader Chuck Schumer said at a press conference last week. “The Justice Department’s own guidelines demand that Attorney General Sessions remove himself from this matter immediately.”

              THAT is what you would have seen on TV for the next year until about now. 24/7/365 pressure on Trump and Sessions fro stop colluding and appoint a special counsel. Y’all are nuts if you think that Mueller is a result of Sessions’ recusal. What Sessions/Rosenstein actually did was force this to begin earlier in the administration than the enemy expected. The alternative would be for it to have started right about now. And that would finish off the Trump White House in the mid-terms and no re-election.

              Have you learned nothing from Sundance? The enemy began these investigations much earlier than the election, probably in 2015. Consequently, as long as Trump won and inherited the DoJ who were running all these investigations, a conflict would necessarily arise. A special counsel was going to be pushed for regardless. Had Sessions not recused there would be a special counsel or independent prosecutor from a 3-judge panel appointed right about now, over a year later after Trump and Sessions were hammered mercilessly 24/7/365 in the Watergate 2.0 extravaganza. It had already started and was short-circuited by Sessions. But as y’all live and die by Trump tweets without any further guidance beyond those few words, you are left hanging in the wind with no way to process any alternative scenario. God gave you your own brain, use it.
              Google “Watergate” and learn something of the conspiracy that removed a President so overwhelmingly re-elected he received 61% of the popular and 521 electoral votes and was removed in just 19 months flat. That is how dangerous the enemy is and is the severe threat that Sessions protected him from by taking the administration right out of the Russia Hoax investigation.

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              • Perot Conservative says:

                We do know why we have Mueller.

                On the Ingraham radio program with Joe diGenova, on youtube, JD says that one of Trumps interviews with NBC or ABC embarrassed Rosenstein. And the next day he appointed Mueller.

                I love JD, but I do now take him with a grain of salt. 1, he was over the top eith anger a few times, too much. 2, he keeps saying the IG report is being watered down, but I believe Sundance laid out how it is constructed and can’t be manipulated.

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          • Blade says:

            What GOP Congressional investigation has borne fruit in the last 25 years since Hummergate?
            Issa? Failure.
            Chaffetz? Failure
            Gowdy? Failure
            Grand plans. Less than failed results.

            Bingo. Yet the Derp-TV all-stars hammer this day after day ( and some of them know better ).

            Ruby Ridge, Waco, Fast and Furious, Lois Lerner, the list is endless. The only one I can think of which led to useful change was Church, and naturally that was only because it targeted (R)epubs even though most of the time (D)ems had the White House during the corrupt years.

            And Iran/Contra was meant to harm the President, but thankfully Oliver North showed up loaded for bear, kicked ass and took names. But Reagan squandered the overwhelming public support anyway, but that’s another story.

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        • John B says:

          If POTUS didn’t trust Sessions, he would have fired him by now. That is all, I’ll show my way out.

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      • Blade says:

        arrrghh. italics screw-up in there. But you get the idea.

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    • So, another Nunes deadline has passed. Nothing happens. If he would hit Sessions & RR with contempt of congress, that would be grounds for Trump to fire them (not that he needs any).

      Is Nunes turning into Gowdy?

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Geez Louise, not another Sessions Session! Trust VSSPGPDJT. He’ll fire Sessions, if he’s not MAGA and there’s a better alternative. Til then, please spare us the spew. It’s bad enough we’ve got to wait and wait and have no certainty that prosecutions/executions are coming down the pike, as they should. It’s bad enough that some of the AG job seems to be getting done quite well, while we don’t know what else is going on. So enough with the carping and in your end-o BS on both sides of the Sessions Session. This, in fact, is my Article of Sessions Session Secession!

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  36. rsmith1776 says:

    To Albert Magnus: we much appreciated your apologetic post of a couple days ago. Feel always welcome to come back and comment.

    You’ve shown more class than some Sessionista fellows… we’ll forget, everybody of good faith needs to continue getting involved in MAGA, without endless recriminations – will they be able to forgive themselves? it can be hoped.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      What apology was that ?

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        About 3-4 days ago, he apologized for attacking relentlessly those who lost trust in the intricate theory of Sessions being above blame.

        Like I say above, the issue wasn’t and isn’t holding a different opinion, but the virulence of the one-sided attacks on the skeptics.

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          Ok.. with respect I think there have been those equally virulent in their attacks on Sessions. My personal read on Sessions is that he is not a BLACK hat- I think he is a good and a decent man- I think he is good what he is good at- but I do not think he is the verbal fighter that President Trump needs now. I do not think Giuliani is it either. I think he needs someone younger that is a principled fighter and communicator that does not harbor any sentimentality of what the Justice Department perhaps was in it’s golden days. This person must drive unmitigated FEAR ( based on the law ) into ANYONE that decides to break the law- no matter WHO it is.

          Just my 2 cents.

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  37. Rckymtn says:

    I’ve been on and off the fence a few time with Sessions. The 1st time was fairly early in the process and the more I thought about it and Trump I guess I’m back on the fence or more in the Sessions=white hat camp. I just don’t think Trump would be scared to fire him and appoint a new AG and a temp AG as well. Yes maybe optics and Mueller invstgtn would prevent that but Trump is a fighter and a smart 1 at that. I go back to how rough Sessions confirmation was and all the media calling him KKK etc.etc. Why the insane frenzy over him if they had nothing to fear.

    If I’m wrong …I’m wrong but when he appointed Huber I felt that was the sign. Plus there is one thing about all of this and why I don’t stress about Sessions really at all….I always ask myself has Trump ever let me down? Absolutely not…Trumps got this and allowing the swamp to show their hand will allow them to clear out all of the rot not just some of it.
    Plus you can’t give Congress anything because they will leak it possibly hurting any criminal case in the works.

    Yes I’m so use to being disappointed over the past 8-16 yrs but I trust in Trump and his survival depends on cleaning this BS up.

    Fingers crossed and trusting TRUMP!!!

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  38. Payday says:

    I now believe the whole deal with SC was the deep state plan. They expected an impulsive PDJT to fire them in order to set up grounds for impeachment. When he never did it the drip, drip, drip of the scandal came out and the plot was exposed. I also believe that at a certain point PDJT realized this too and has since used it to his advantage.

    It’s the same principle he’s used on nafta, He doesn’t have to cancel it. The uncertainty is serving that purpose on its own.

    He won’t fire anyone until after Jan 1st. There’s simply no need anymore.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Yes, I DO believe Mueller may have hoped he could find something, anything, on DJT. But mainly, they were hoping for a Watergate 2.0.

      That DJT would fire Mueller, maybe Rosie and Sessions as well, and use that to trigger impeachment.

      Why? Cause many Rinos would be willing to vote FOR impeachment under those circumstances.

      Its obvious, Muellers investigation is going through the motions, and ending up nowhere.

      Leaving him, to throw incomplete hail mary after hail mary, till he ends up twisting in the wind, was the smart thing to do, evrn if some are hurt in the process. Hopefully, they will be made whole, in the end.

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  39. citizen817 says:

    Here’s the Sessions interview with Tucker talked about upthread.

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  40. Payday says:

    Yep. He’s part of it.

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  41. Dutchman says:

    So, how about we agree there was, or may have been, some virulence on both sides, agree that such virulence, from either side, is not something we want.

    Its divisive, and unproductive. Its fine to debate an issue, passionately even WITHOUT making personal attacks or aspersions.

    No “Jane you stupid bitch”, THAT is NOT debating.

    I readily admit, my feelings about Sessions are ambivalent. I still HOPE, and admit i look for reasons to hope.

    And I know that I Dont know what I don’t know.

    I do know that investigations take time, and the RIGHT way to do them, is to neither confirm nor deny an investigation. Not JUST so as to not ‘tip’ the target. Also because its unfair to anyone, especially the innocent.

    So, my arguments are more to urge patience, to those urging swift justice, and to encourage those who say “nothings ever happened, nothings gonna happen”, that there IS a new sherriff, (DJT) and we can hope hes gonna change things, support him as he cleans the,swamp, and hope.

    I crossed that line, from passionately argueing my position, to talking in a derogatory manner to those who hold a different position, and I apologise. It was wrong, and I wont do it, again.

    I honestly dont have a strong opinion of what the he!! Sessions is doing, at this point. I just don’t know.

    I await the second and third IG reports, awans hearing July 3rd, and the outcome of the negotiations between McCabes lawyers, and the Prosecutors.

    It is stil early in the first quarter, lots more to come. Took 2-3 years to get guilty pleas, from many in Watergate, and as sombody said, “This is 100x’s bigger than Watergate”.

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  42. A2 says:

    Perhaps Treepers may find this interesting, about Chinese netizens commenting on the Summit.

    On Weibo. on the China Daily chat, censored of course, but for some reason the website monitor/censor let the comments roll and even interacted with the posters causing some to speculate that he had gone mad. All other official mouthpiece press, like Xinhua and Global Times denied comments.

    They ranged from the sarcastic, such as the “two bad haircuts” meeting, to those who applauded ‘world peace” in the making. Also favorable comments about President Trump to those who see Kim Fatty III as an evil force.

    Most comments were on the positive side wishing for peace and resolution to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

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  43. Troublemaker10 says:

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  44. Troublemaker10 says:

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  45. Troublemaker10 says:

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  46. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Cont…

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      • nimrodman says:

        yeah, I’m not crazy about that idea
        just sayin’

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          Me,neither. Nor England trip.

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          • rumpole2 says:

            Donald Trump Welcome Festival in London

            Tommy Robinson was planning events to celebrate Trump’s visit to UK

            A “Trump festival” of people gathering to show British support for Trump.

            Maybe Trump could #FreeTommy

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            I was just saying over dinner tonight that I’ll be a nervous wreck if he goes to NK. Where will he stay? I want him to stay on AF1 and only eat food and drink Diet Coke from the plane. Scares me to death.

            I seriously need to pray about this.

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            • Serena says:

              Oh gosh me too,Sylvia. I dread it when he travels out of country. I am a nervous wreck until Air Force One touches ground on American soil. I just can’t imagine how my nerves are going to be when he goes to NK.God please bless and protect our wonderful President Trump and his beautiful family.

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          • Doreen Scott says:

            President Trump would be safer in NK than in England. There are no muslims in NK.

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            • Rhoda R says:

              I was just getting ready to make that same comment. Nork will be sweating blood to make sure NOTHING happens to Donald Trump during his visit.

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    • Justah says:

      Exercises are twice a year. There used to be 3 exercises by Key Resolve & Foal Eagle have been combined. (all from wiki) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Forces_Korea#Exercises

      Operation Key Resolve, previously known as Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, Integration (RSOI) which was previously known as Team Spirit even earlier, is an annual command post exercise (CPX) held by United States Forces Korea with the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. It is conducted between February and April and focuses on United States Pacific Command OPLANs that support the defense of South Korea. Additionally, US units are moved to Korea from other areas and they conduct maneuvers and gunnery exercises. ROK units also conduct maneuvers with some acting as the Opposing force (OPFOR). Since 2001, Key Resolve combined with the annual combined field training exercise (FTX) Foal Eagle.

      Ulchi-Freedom Guardian is the name (as of 2015) of the military exercise previously known as Ulchi-Focus Lens, a combined military exercise between South Korea and the United States. The exercise is the world’s largest computerized command and control implementation, involving 50,000 South Korean troops alongside 17,500 U.S. troops in 2017, and mainly focuses on defending South Korea from a North Korean attack. The exercise was initiated in 1976 and is conducted annually during August or September.

      Key Resolve-Foal Eagle was delayed until April 2018 due to the Seul Olympics and then the time cut in half. Request for delay was from Moon.

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  47. Dutchman says:

    Something I’ve been waiting to see/expecting.

    They call it the ‘political calculas’, and its changing. The political elites understand that thecpoll that really matters, isnt on election day, its on PRIMARY election ‘day’.

    The uniparty, both sides, has been trying to get THEIR candidates in, so there would be no real choice on gen election day.

    Its either uniparty dem, or uniparty rep.
    We, the people ain’t co-operating. In many elections, its going to be Sanders vs. TRUMP, and they know in that situstion, the DJT candidate wins.

    So, we’ll see rinos like gramnesty moving closer to DJT, at least in word, if not in deed, and THEY may evrn tell Maxine to stick a sock in it, with the impeachment crap.

    But, their masters, the globalist corruptocrats, are pressuring them to earn their $, and block or slow the TRUMP TRAIN.

    HOW bout a list of those in Congress, are unambiguously pro DJT?

    NUNES, of coarse.
    Ghomert, yes.
    ????????

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  48. jim says:

    This was linked to yesterday but deserves a redux:

    “The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to
    Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it’s
    inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the
    White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country
    through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t
    scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war.

    Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not
    the system that runs this country. The Democrat’s system is that any
    part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the
    country.

    If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do
    anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal
    aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is
    unlimited. He’s a dictator.

    But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President
    can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien
    amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented.”

    More:

    https://mychal-massie.com/civil-war-by-the-late-jack-minzey/

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  49. rumpole2 says:

    Devin Nunes to DOJ: Hand over docs on alleged FBI informant by Tuesday or it’s ‘obstruction’
    Um… TUESDAY was yesterday…. another day… another deadline…. I guess another letter is next?

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