June 15th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #512

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  1. paulraven1 says:

    Who would have guessed Lindsey Graham would be the one to demonstrate to republicans how to talk to the media.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/lindsey-graham-if-you-dont-like-me-working-with-president-trump-i-dont-give-a-shit-video/

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  2. gamecock123 says:

    Whoaaaa, Ohhh! Ohhh! Ohhh!

    Lindsey Graham, “If you dont like that I am working with Trump, I don’t give a sh%t.
    Enjoy Treepers.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/lindsey-graham-if-you-dont-like-me-working-with-president-trump-i-dont-give-a-shit-video/

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  3. Bubby says:

    James Comey tweet
    ‏I respect the DOJ IG office, which is why I urged them to do this review. The conclusions are reasonable, even though I disagree with some. People of good faith can see an unprecedented situation differently. I pray no Director faces it again. Thanks to IG’s people for hard work.
    11:28 AM – 14 Jun 2018

    My guess is this will be the same approach the msm will take towards the IG report. I’m disappointed in Horowitz the IG report reads like a deep state report full of legal doublespeak. I don’t believe the FBI can be reformed in any meaningful way. Certainly this report and FBI Director take on it supports my opinion. The IG report absolutely does impugn the integrity of the FBI and his proposed training will have no lasting effect.

    FBI Director Wray “Because change starts at the top, it starts with me, we’re going to require all of our senior executives from all around the world to convene for in-depth training specifically focused on learning the lessons that we should learn from this report then we’re going to train every single FBI employee, new hires and veterans alike, on what went wrong so these mistakes will never be repeated,” this is nothing more than a public relations stunt. This will not change the FBI culture exposed in the report of agents giving the middle finger to middle America! IMHO

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    • Navy says:

      Jeffrey Dahmer tweet
      ‏I respect the Ohio court system, which is why I urged them to do this review of my diet and eating habits. The conclusions are reasonable, even though I disagree with some. People of good faith can see an unprecedented situation differently. I pray no food connoisseur faces it again. Thanks to judge and jury for hard work.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      This is utter BS from the mouth of Wray because all the “training” and “seminars” he wants to hold have been in place for at least the past 20+ years. So, what happened to compliance with those courses Mr. Wray???

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      • nikkichico7 says:

        Wray should just saddle up and move OUT .. and go sell Avon … that 💩 don’t fly …

        😡

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      • mimbler says:

        Typical government manager. When the management is caught misbehaving, they have the workers go through ethics training.

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      • Maquis says:

        Exactly. Training means nothing without accountability.

        Hey Wray, how about holding all violators accountable to the training they have received, THEN initiate additionsl training for the small fraction that remains?

        I suggest Wray be relieved so he has time for…additional training.

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        • Padric says:

          They are being held accountable. They have been referred to OPR and will likely lose their jobs. Sorry if that’s not “,accountable” enough but that is what the IG recommended. Unlike Comey, Wray is following the rules.

          The great irony of everyone screaming for Wray’s head is that they want him to not follow the rules. That’s how we got here in the first place.

          In other words, they want their own version of the Obama FBI.

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          • The reason people are upset with Wray has nothing to do with not following the rules. It has to do with minimizing evil. The press conference was jaw dropping. There was a group of FBI agents near the top of the organization who blatantly were paid to play (McCabe via wife, one example, reporter gifts another). These agents were partisan and cooked the books, broke our laws and protocols by destroying and withholding records. They covered up crimes they were aware of and applied the rules and procedures selectively. They attempted to subvert or election before after & during the election.

            This kind of behavior is evil, not a mistake or oversight or overzealous, and it points to a widespread rot. It was inappropriate to suggest that meetings and focus groups to educate on the law would prevent this from happening ever again. The people who were part of this clique or group need to be ferreted out & examples made. That would do a lot more prevention than a handout or lecture and any honest person knows that. If Wray had wanted to mention the many loyal and upstanding FBI agents not part of this travesty he could have done so by all means after acknowledging the serious nature of this behavior and reiterating that it would not be tolerated. IMO Wray tried to understate the transgressions and spend as little time as possible on them while sweeping them under the rug.

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    • daughnworks247 says:

      I can save him the money for the ‘conference’.
      Rehire Robin Gritz and give her McCabe’s job.
      Start recruiting in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Ohio, etc., and fire the politicos, we know who they are.

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    • Bill Dunn says:

      That will be one expensive party,
      JUST to find out if the FBI is loyal
      to the country.
      You cannot make this stuff up .

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  4. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  5. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • SR says:

      Mueller is giving actions and we are happy with firing from job or what FBI folks texted. I am not sure we are winning with FBI/DOJ or deep state.

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Look and see who she’s married to…..always someone interesting…

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    • bearsgrrr says:

      It’s about time we start seeing names and faces of these “judges”.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      QUOTE:

      CRIMINAL IN A ROBE=> Here’s the Rundown on the Corrupt Obama-Appointed Judge Who Tossed Manafort in Jail

      ….

      Sadly, Judge Jackson has a horrible far left record on the bench. In 2013 Judge Jackson rejected arguments from the Catholic Church that Obamacare’s requirements that employers provide cost free coverage to contraceptive services is contrary to their religious beliefs and violated their religious and free speech freedoms. This was overturned by the Supreme Court.

      In 2017 Judge Jackson dismissed the wrongful death suit against Hillary Clinton filed by two of the families who lost loved ones in Benghazi. The families argued that Clinton had done little to help their sons and then lied to cover it up.

      on January 19th of this year, a Paul Manafort’s case was reassigned to Judge Jackson on January 19th, a few weeks after being filed.

      It is unknown why she was assigned to this case or by whom.

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  6. SR says:

    Sometime I fee like PTrump tweets (about unfair justice) and deep state, Hillary, Comey, Mueller and others laugh. They are still free.

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    • Kaco says:

      Hillary has the gall to tweet, “But my emails.” You know she’s cackling. I’m sure all the players got the word from Wray, et.al., nothing was going to happen to them with this report, we’ll make sure of that.

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      • Bo3484 says:

        The wine glasses are clinking with friends and family at the Clintons as we speak.

        On this earth, it pays to be ilk.

        Congrats Swamp on a great win.
        Long live the Swamp /sc

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      • TPW says:

        Could be wrong but was there an article by comey on the day the report came out…..either way…..yes …..all of them have acted as though they are untouchable. Mr President it looks as though it will fall on you to make sure justice is served with a little cold anger on top. Hold on Mr. Manafort help is a commin. No one deserves harsh punishment more than Mueller ……..like to think about that scene in Shawshank were the head guard cries like a baby when they take him off in cuffs.

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        • TPW says:

          oh by the way did any of you see Matt S. this am…..said he thinks hillary skates ….she is in the rear view mirror. I hope he doesn’t have inside info…..very disparaging to think the biggest crook of all skate…..Mr. President ….this can’t be true.

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    • Those tweets set the tone for the next pardon. They will not be laughing…trust me.

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      • Oldschool says:

        They are terrorizing and ruining lives, their power unchecked. They most certainly are laughing. A pardon is a very small consulation, very very small.

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        • Really laughing. Do you seriously believe that? These people are desperate…they are at war with us…but they are not laughing.

          They are having to throw in every dirty tactic plus the kitchen sink. Are there victims in this war? Yes. But in the end…I believe WE WIN.

          Sorry, I do not buy into yours and some others rather consistent pessimism…self-fulfilling prophecy.

          Things ARE happening…simply not as fast as some of us would like. But they ARE happening.

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            with these people nothing is free….always a cost….

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          • Oldschool says:

            Respectfully disagree JW and I have always found optimism based on a wished for outcome, without any basis in fact to be extremely dangerous.

            I am open minded however to the “things” that you see happening, but please be specific to justice because that is the subject.

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            • I am not going to post another list of things happening that have already been posted countless times before. For God and Country posted several hours ago a list.

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            • Oldschool, simply skim over your own comments over the past year or more. Sorry, I am not the only one who sees this. Pessimism…pessimism…pessimism. I get it already.

              We are doomed!

              I tried to ignore…today I could not. Sue me.

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              • AZ18 says:

                Right on target JW – I too just scroll past and sometimes chuckle at the dramatic wording. It gets Old though especially with the increase in comments.

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          • I agree JW in Germany.

            We have some posters here who seem very unhappy about he progress of some of the things going on in Pres Trumps administration.

            When Pres Trump first won the Presidency, many of us warned that it probably would take more than the eight years of his presidency to completely clean up the mess in our beautiful country.

            The Deep State was very entrenched and the infection was wide and deep.

            Pres Trump is fighting not only well financed enemies here at home but international enemies.

            He is fighting almost the whole wide world, trying to Make America Great Again.

            We here at the Treehouse joke about getting the pop corn out and watching a “the show” when Pres Trump is getting ready to do something we think is spectacular.

            I wonder if some here have forgotten just how down and dirty the fight to restore our country really is.

            A previous poster reminded us that all of this work is not for our entertainment.

            We are fighting a civil war to take our country back from the criminals who have been taking it down the wrong path.

            Some wanted Clinton arrested, convicted and jailed by now but that really wasn’t going to happen.

            I do believe that she will be arrested, convicted and jailed along with the other traitors.

            This is going to be a long, tiring, drawn out process but we will win this as several other posters like JW in Germany have said with good strong faith.

            I am not some kind of pollyanna airhead marching along spouting cliches without any basis.

            Accomplishing anything worthwhile is very hard work and trying to undo what has been done to our county in the last 50 years will take a bit of time.

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            • “When Pres Trump first won the Presidency, many of us warned that it probably would take more than the eight years of his presidency to completely clean up the mess in our beautiful country.”

              I remember that conversation well.

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        • mimbler says:

          Yes, you can’t win by playing defense only.

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  7. SandraOpines says:

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  8. patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • Kaco says:

      It’s a fine line between distancing oneself from an investigation and bordering on weakness in the injustice. He is the President and this just can’t stand as it is. To see another Benghazi or Fast and Furious or IRS scandal go without prosecution won’t stand in this administration. Something needs to happen soon, it’s reached a boiling point. At some point he cannot be a victim of a fraud and a framing any longer and this game can’t be stretched out until November.

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      • patrickhenrycensored says:

        Zippo time with rosenstein being the first one burned.

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        • Kaco says:

          I still think he has to tread lightly but somehow this party needs to get started now. Perhaps that declassification?

          The thing is, the DOJ/FBI already have all the evidence, it’s not like they are discovering it along with us with this report.

          I hate to say it, but it just struck me that at some point, this will be seen as a sign of weakness if nothing is done and soon. He cannot keep crying out the injustice and it’s his department. We CANNOT keep worrying about what the Left thinks, what about US? You know, We, the People, who voted for him and won the election?

          I really am sick and tired of the Left ruling this country, as if we are hoping for their approval at some point. They are deranged and it’s not going to happen. We need to start worrying about us, and the future of our country and we need law and order and justice. We are the ones that are going to save this country from the Left.

          You know, “it’s awfully good that he’s in charge of the law in this country”. Now go to jail!

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          • patrickhenrycensored says:

            Virtually unnoticed was McConnell’s proclamation yesterday that the mueller probe should end.
            The quickest way to end it is to can rosenstein.
            The dems would of course scream for impeachment and make it the focus of the midterms.
            Rosenstein gone would force Sessions keep the dirty dominoes falling………………or get out of the way.
            Kind of comes down to a Trust Trump, and or Trump Trust The Electorate.

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      • Oldschool says:

        Agree Kaco. Been saying for awhile, he cannot just tweet and play victim. It looks weak and sounds like the boy who cried wolf. As POTUS, this is his branch, his adminstration and with the evidence, it is his duty to take care of this. He cannot go into elections continuing to ignore corrupt DOJ/FBI.

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      • Raffaella says:

        Completely agree. President Trump: stop playing victim – take strong action. You are the President. You are in charge. Fire them all to send a message and pardon all the victims of Mueller investigation. Enough is enough.

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        • Oldschool says:

          yes raf, that is the reaction we want, but I also agree with Kaco, PHC, POTUS has to tread lightly. imo Mueller is trolling and taunting him big time and if POTUS missteps, Muellers trap will snap. Trump has to find that sweet spot to exert his authority without the political sh!tstorm. Not easy.

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          • AZ18 says:

            Jeez Old School ! Make up your mind!! Is it that POTUS looks weak and like a victim or should he tread lightly?

            Or is it the third option that you just prefer to endorse the negative as long as you don’t state it first.?

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    • 4beagles says:

      Very True

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    • G3 says:

      The Fake Media that bribes the FBI. Is that the same Fake Media that attended the Podesta Dinner at the beginning of Hillary’s Campaign?

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      • lastinillinois says:

        That be them

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          Please do not call out our President as portraying a victim mentality.

          It is unbecoming and is just a projection of disappointment and needing to blame someone.

          Stay on the train or get off.

          Giving advice to the President of the United States to stop playing the victim…..Donald J. Trump…..

          Get real…and knock it off..

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          • gda says:

            Hmmmmm. Let’s see. Whose judgement shall I trust?

            A famous developer who defied all odds and the full might of the Government to become President, then routed ISIS, created the best Job market in 44 years and the best economy ever, then solved the worst nuclear crisis since the Cuban Missile crisis and is on his way to soving Iran AND the ME?

            Or a concerned blogger?

            Let me think………

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          • trialbytruth says:

            Can I like twice

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  9. History Teaches says:

    I’m tired of the caveat that you always hear from Hannity and others about the ‘rank and file of the FBI’ being impartial and ‘good people.’

    Obviously some are, but the corruption filters down from the top and courses through the arteries of the institution at other levels. And given the voting preferences in D.C. it seems wilfully blind to not assume that many of the ‘rank and file’ would deviate in various ways from being objective and neutral in their work places.

    The IG report has a few examples (unnamed of course) where leaks we’re traded for media bribes with non leadership personnel. Who is to say that this isn’t just the tip of the iceberg? A little tweak here, a little omission there to a file can have big consequences. And any number of other actions in interviews, investigations, reports and so on can lead to intended biased consequences.

    Ideally, what Reagan did with the air controllers could be used as a model, though obviously this context is much more massive and serious. But at least a thorough purge based is needed.

    All the nonsense about taking sensitivity type training is a cynical joke. Isn’t all that built into their job description? If they haven’t already complied, why do they keep their jobs?

    Obama’s politicization of the entire government beauracracy was perhaps the most evil part of his legacy, but the roots of that rogue mindset we’re already there.

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    • yy4u says:

      Like.
      The rank and file probably are good people but they understand they’re working in a swamp not a desert and behave accordingly. They know the Dems are ruthless and they’ll lose their jobs (or worse) if they step out of line and that the Republicans will perform great kabuki dances but do nothing. It takes character to do the right thing, they just want their cushy jobs and pensions. They’ve traded respect but recently I’ve come to believe in government at least they’re willing to sell their soul, honor and the respect of others for a fat pension.

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    • mimbler says:

      I’ll cut them some slack because it is kind of a reflex for them to defend the rank and file law enforcement. I do it too.

      But, in this case, we have to admit the sad fact that the institution of the FBI is corrupt (at the very least in DC), and the rot affects the rank and file as well.

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    • nobody says:

      I have “first” and “second” floor FBI as family.
      They are decent and professional, and I’ve personally witnessed their frustration and disillusionment at being stymied from above by political appointments.

      It’s just like HMO’s or multi-national banks. The corruption starts in the c-suites and can radiate only as far as the positions visible to them.

      This doesn’t mean ground-level personnel can’t behave in a partisan or corrupt manner, just that it’s incidental rather than part and parcel of the corruption further upstairs.

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  10. joeknuckles says:

    The most disturbing development I’ve noticed lately, and it’s not all that new, is that the Dems and the media have absolutely no shame about starting false narratives and running with them despite them being demonstrably false. The press is so far in the tank that they think they can literally create a false reality by repeating big lie after big lie often enough that it gets accepted as fact. There needs to be a coordinated effort to counteract this.

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    • FofBW says:

      It is called PT and his deplorables. Doing it one step at a time.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Try not to be disturbed.

      What you point out has become apparent to most people, and it spells the beginning of the end for them.

      Ever caught a liar? You’ll notice that they lie and lie more often and more incessantly/insistantly right before they are caught out in the open…because they know the end is coming and…at that point…are simply trying to buy time.

      The MSM is caught. They know they’re caught. CNN has lost 30% of it’s viewership in the past 12 months.

      Instead of being angry over seeing the MSM double and triple-down on it’s malfeasance, try to see what is really happening and enjoy the show. The MSM is literally blowing up in front of your eyes.

      By the time this is all over, tabloids like the National Enquirer will have more respect than the NY Slimes and WaPo. It is historic. No one has ever seen anything like this.

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      • True Treeper says:

        Enjoy your posts FG&C and I agree that many (I’m not sure “most) people see how off the rails the media is, how complicit and corrupt.

        I think what this IG report demonstrates is that rational persuasion and uncovering the facts will not change the minds or behavior of the zombie’s on the left or their “Media Guardians” as SD calls them. I think it’s only going to get worse. It is only be overturning them, forcing them out of office through the ballot box and culling them in the bureaucracy that things will get set right.

        For too long (me included) there’s been a perception that there will be a “show” for us to watch and that we’ll be entertained by it, during which we can eat our “popcorn”. The IG report shows this is naive and wishful thinking. Action is what’s going to change things. Removing Paul Ryan as Speaker is a good first step.

        We need to go on offense now. I think PDJT feels that too. That’s why he (instinctively) came out on the Front Lawn today. We need to take it to them. A 500 page report isn’t going to do it. It’s part of it, and the wonderful and thought analysis we get from SD is too (it’s part of the message we carry to the people) but right now it’s time for us to show some political muscle as well.

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    • yy4u says:

      to joeknuckles,

      Right. They’ve become desperate. They don’t care anymore. Like children, they only know that they’re hurting and they want this mean man to go away so they can have their groupthink back again.

      I agree that it needs to be addressed. Corey Stewart (VA) needs to get out ahead of this or they’ll Roy Moore him. I’ve already sent him $100.00 and will send more when I can. I hope you guys will all consider Stewart who is running as an Pro Trump candidate.

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    • shannynae says:

      It has been happening for decades. Here is a real eye opener article on the corruption and power of the media.
      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2008/02/walter_cronkite_vietnam_and_th.html

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    • It looks like they are showing, that they are willing to be dishonest, to prove their loyalty to the gang.

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  11. bulwarker says:

    The day after the “damning” IG report is released and Manafort is the one that gets jailed. Time’s up Trump, we’ve been expecting (and promised) justice, in some shape or form, for over a year. We’ve received nothing but the middle finger from the departments YOU control.

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    • Bo3484 says:

      The deal was made in March of 2016.
      In exchange for passing some of the policies domestically and allowing Trump to have autonomy on foreign policy, he would appoint swamp friendly DOJ and.FBI leaders guaranteeing no prosecution against anyone in the swamp.

      The ilk win again. They always do

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Right.

        That must be why the former senior aide to Sen. Diane Feinstein, James Wolfe, was just frog-marched by US Marshals for leaking classified information to the media.

        QUOTE:

        “Federal agents arrested a former senior aide to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, charging him with repeatedly lying to the FBI in a probe of who leaked classified information to reporters. The arrest of James Wolfe came just hours after The New York Times reported it had discovered that federal agents had secretly captured years’ worth of phone and email data from reporter Ali Watkins—who broke several high-profile stories related to the Intelligence Committee’s work for the Times and other outlets.”

        And before you chime in with a Comey-esque “That’s it?”, remember….they roll crime families from the bottom up, not from the top down.

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      • gda says:

        Red alert. It’s concern troll time.

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          Yep. All under the bridges have emptied out.

          Seems like no-one’s ever seen a research/disciplinary report get released in the business world. The guts are written by the expert (OIG), and the lipstick is applied to the pig by the ranking bureaucrats (PHBs in the tech world) in order to save their sorry a$$es.

          Then comes the boom.

          Top management has read the whole report.

          Buh-bye, liars and shirkers.

          Yes, it takes time. This isn’t television, this is LIFE. And we’re not privy to what is REALLY going on behind the scenes.

          The swamp wasn’t set up just on Øblowhole’s watch: it goes back to the Klintoon (Billary) era, if not the LBJ era. Most folks have forgotten just how crooked he was. And the Earl Warren Supreme Court set up much of the messy disaster the Judicial Branch is now.

          So there’s a lot to clean up, and some of those areas need cleaning (and filling) before other actions can take place.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        This is the most ridiculous of the many ridiculous posts I have seen today…

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    • gamecock123 says:

      Timing. Trump is an expert at timing. We still have another IG report coming.

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      • bulwarker says:

        Another “next-time” Republican… “We’ll get’em next time guys, just hang in there!” I’ve been hearing this for the better part of a decade from Republicans, it is these folks who suffer from battered spouse syndrome. Next time we’ll end Obamacare, Next time we’ll end DACA, Next time, next time, always next time!

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        • gamecock123 says:

          I dont know how this all is going to play out but one thing I do know. Trump is not a “next time Republican” He isnt even a politician, and he isnt a Republican either. Trump is in a league of his own. Look how much he has accomplished in just a year. Look how much stronger he is, how much influence he has gain. Im in SC ok., I just saw Trump with a tweet oust Mark Sanford. I just heard Lindsey Graham tell CNN if you dont me working with Trump, I dont give a shizz. I just saw Trey Gowdy do a 360 on the FBI. Trump did that. …And he aint even here or been here in over a year. Trump is taking names and kicking arse…look at the names Trump has gotten that is going to get an arse whooping. Today’s arse that got whoop was Paul Ryan…let that sink in. How wonderful would it be to have SOH to do what Sessions wont?

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          • zephyrbreeze says:

            That would be a 180 on the FBI – but still great.

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          • TPW says:

            agree with everything ….except Gowdy……I think he finds it very easy to change hats when it is beneficial to him. Gowdy is a master bullsh!ter.

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            • gamecock123 says:

              True about Gowdy. He is all Kabuki theater, potomac two stepping swamp creature from the Black Lagoon. I know he had to say what to keep from looking like more of fool than he his. All hell broke loose at Clemson when he endorsed Rubio over Trump. Trey has never recovered from it. Its been down hill for him since. Mulvaney and Nikki were smart, even though they didnt endorse Trump, they saw the writing on the wall and hopped on the Trump train. Gowdy didnt. Now look, Mulvaney and Nikki got jobs and doing well. Gowdy, not so much. His rock star status of the RNC is gone. Gowdy stated two weeks ago, it was stunning too, that he had never met or spoken with Trump. Stunning cause to hear Trey talk, you’d think he was talking to the POTUS everyday. Notice how Tim Scott has distanced himself from Gowdy on media here lately too, Gowdy is done….but its SC thang…too much to explain…SC politics are bloody..love you one day, stab you in the juglar the next.

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        • ForGodandCountry says:

          Stop acting like an impatient child, unless of course that is exactly what you are and can’t.

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        • Zennalou says:

          ^^^^^^^^
          This every word of it!

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          So why don’t YOU run for President, and fix things…

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      • Oldschool says:

        You may want to hold off on cheerleading the next IG report. just sayn’

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        • For about a year now, if there is someone pissing on someone elses’ parade…you, and 2 or 3 others seem to be in the area. I normally scroll by…but sometimes I just have to say what I see.

          Just sayn’

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          • ForGodandCountry says:

            Oldscholl is always in on the negativity. You never see him/her in on the positive side. EVER.

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            • I know. We have had our exchanges in the past. I have thrown out the ‘T’ word a few times…not sure if that…or simply a pessimist.

              There are a couple around here that the same names keep popping up putting a damper on the Treehouse on a regular basis…with the occasional token ‘positive’ comment.

              Do not get me wrong…I have my concerns as much as anybody. I just cannot stand the constant gloom and doom…and it raises red flags for me.

              Sometimes, I just cannot scroll by. I love the Treehouse too much. If I am wrong…so be it.

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            • 🍺Gunny66 says:

              I agree….and this President bashing is uncalled for.. You want to bash the President go to Brietbart or write for the NY Times .

              As I stated above, you are projecting your impatience, self important attitude onto the President and the negativity toward him is uncalled for.

              You don’t like want he is doing?

              Then Bless Your Hearts and go cry somewhere else.

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        • shannynae says:

          I think I hear your branch cracking and splitting off the tree, just sayn”

          Liked by 1 person

        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          You might want to put a sock in it. Maybe a pink one: I’m sure Justine has some to spare.
          Or maybe purple, Gyorgi’s and Eeyore’s color…

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    • LKA in LA says:

      Bul I like your post x1000. The time is now for the great exposure or nothing will change long term. The corruption is in our face and business as usual is not working to restore law and order.

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      • tgmccoy says:

        “Never interfere with your enemy while he is making a mistake.”
        N. Bonaoarte.

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        • tgmccoy says:

          Bonaparte-sorry.

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        • Oldschool says:

          sorry, not applicable, you have pretzled that one. When criminal acts are being committed against citizenry and you DON’T step in to stop it, you are as guilty as the perps. Not supposed to allow them to hang others, only themselves. Big difference

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          • Cuppa Covfefe says:

            Well then, quitcherbitchin and whining here, and DO SOMETHING!

            Get on the horn, and tell the President, the Administration, the Congress, and anyone who will or won’t listen, what YOU expect THEM to do.

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    • tgmccoy says:

      Nice try trollboy. We haven’t seen nothing yet. I hope you have cajoles to show up when you are proven wrong…

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Troll gonna troll.

      Liked by 2 people

      • ForGodandCountry says:

        And btw, take every bit of disrespect you showed for POTUS in that post of your’s, multiply it by X1000, and shove it up where the sun don’t shine.

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        • bulwarker says:

          Nice ad hominem, zero substance as usual, but why would I expect more?

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          • ForGodandCountry says:

            “Time’s up Trump”

            Around here, we refer to him as President Trump, POTUS, or PDJT.

            Get stuffed.

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          • Deb says:

            When you say “Trump” on this site instead of PDJT or POTUS of some other term of endearment or respect, it makes you look like a troll. Simply because that’s what the trolls do.

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            bulwarker,

            Just for you…

            “A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

            And Bless Your Heart..

            Now go away..

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            • Cuppa Covfefe says:

              Yep. I think “wark” could be replaced by another four letters and be much more accurate…

              Pity that “wark” probably doesn’t realise what a bulwark is, and what it represents. Then again, sometimes they are used as bridge supports 🙂

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          • TPW says:

            I respect everyone’s right to comment how they feel……..we are not obligated to toe the line. I can tell you that I am every bit as frustrated as some here but not with our “Trump”. He is definitely surrounded and must be careful with timing. I can also say with confidence that our “Trump” has got to be biting at the bit to bring on the big hammer. When you do lower the boom Mr. President please take a top down approach.

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    • Oldschool says:

      bulwarker, Harsh, but true. “The buck stops here”

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  12. RyanG says:

    I’ve been reading here for a long time and don’t post much. I want to say I discovered this place right around the time of the Paris night club attacks. It’s certainly been a refuge for sure. With that being said I think Trumps tweets are great but it’s time to put a stop to this BS. Today. End the witch hunt and go on offense. I can’t for the life of me figure out why it has been allowed to continue for so long. Enough.

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  13. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Director Comey’s belated revelation of Anthony Weiner’s laptop stuffed with Clinton’s secret emails in October of 2016 had very little effect on the Election. The democrats won’t admit it be it’s true.

    “When FBI director Comey and the FBI dropped their late October Anthony Weiner surprise, they did so fully confident that Hillary Clinton would win. What we now know for certain from the Department of Justice inspector general report that came out Thursday is that the FBI chose to disclose the Weiner email fiasco to protect a Clinton presidency, a foregone conclusion, from potential claims from Trump that the FBI had rigged the election.” – David Marcus over at The Federalist website today.

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    • Lady in Red says:

      Exactly right. Comey said he worried about Clinton being viewed as legitimate, which is why he says he reopened the email case so her election to the presidency would be considered legitimate by the public…

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      • yy4u says:

        He reopened the case because he had no choice. The NY cops had had Carlos Danger’s laptop for a month and I think were making a lot of noise and he was afraid the info would leak. He needed to bring it out so he could go through 100K emails in two days and clear her. It was supposed to save her not harm her. In fact he did her a big favor. Since the news could not be suppressed, it could have broken the day before the election if the NY Cops didn’t keep quiet — and they might not have.

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        • Lady in Red says:

          CYA for sure, and damn right he wanted to help her, and he thought she would win. No bias in decision making at the FBI “… I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation…” https://thepoliticalinsider.com/james-comey-hillary-polls/

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        • mimbler says:

          I just posted something similar before reading your post. Don’t know why more people don’t see this.

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        • gda says:

          FBI Agent #1: “Look, there’s emails here about children and HRC”

          Comey: “No, we can safely ignore the child porn stuff. Not part of our job. Just pretend that we have scanned the metadata and determined there is no “intent”. The rubes won’t know any better cause they trust us”

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    • mimbler says:

      I actually have a different take on it that I haven’t seen posited.

      The info about Hillary’s classified emails on Weiner’s laptop were already in the public domain and was very damaging to her.

      Comey opened the case on that so he could “investigate” and exonerate her before the election. This was corrupt damage control for her.

      IMO

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  14. StanH says:

    Be certain the swamp is freaked out, though it seems at times insurmountable, it is not. We actually have them on the ropes, the indicator of this is the level of hyperbole. Look at this week Mr. Trump kills it in Singapore the economy etc., next day Drudge headline “Cohen has flipped,” next day IG report, next Manafort in jail. The swamp is getting hysterical. All that they are achieving is a deepening cynicism among most Americans, confirming the abject criminality of the Imperial Federal Government, and the court stenographers the MSM.

    MAGA!

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  15. I understand that the IG report states that Comey used his private email only for non-classified FBI business. Did they mention if they examined his private emails? Or did they just take his word for it?

    I ask because he did share classified documents with his friend. Why should we trust that he didn’t share classified documents over email. There should be a bipartisan push to examine his emails if they haven’t been.

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    • mimbler says:

      Excellent point. And dollars to doughnuts, those classified documents were sent by email.

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    • Padric says:

      IIRC they took him at his word. BUT as a former employee and not a current one, they lack any power to subpeonae the email so they also didn’t have much choice.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Huber can get the subpoena and he is partnered with Horrowitz.

        Remember Sundance has already told us multiple times, the public got the watered down version WITHOUT all those criminal referrals from Horrowitz that Huber plans to prosecute.

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  16. ringoagogo says:

    Who had the pleasure of watching VSGDJT and the press this morning.
    The amount of disrespect is appalling. He handled the beautifully. And just like in Singapore when he got the dumb question and asks the reporter where they are from and they say CNN he just buries them for the dumb question coming from CNN. SO COOL.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      If that previous president had done something like this ( he didn’t ) the press would have been salivating and drooling all over the White House lawn. They would NOT have been yelling and screaming at him all at once. Compare & contrast. This is the world we live in.

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  17. sunnydaze says:

    Great impromptu PC. Seems like Trump has fully rested up from the trip to Asia!

    Love his comments on NK and Kim to the braindead reporter (in the 1st 4 min.).

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  18. Paco Loco says:

    I’m also frustrated that POTUS is letting Mueller’s witch hunt go unchecked. Throwing Manafort in jail is a direct shot across the bow to PDJT. I can’t believe he’s going to ignore this travesty of justice that’s the Mueller investigation. The Russia collusion was something that Obama made up but there’s no evidence of it…a total BS charge to smear the President. What is happening to Manafort is a crime and an outrage. POTUS needs to more than tweet about the witch hunt. He needs to take action to end it.

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    • yy4u says:

      Paco Loco — keep in mind the president has the power to pardon. Mueller’s out of control witch hunt is opening a lot of eyes. Manafort may well be ready to sacrifice himself for a brief time to show the Independents (the Democrats are hopeless) how corrupt is our government so that when Trump talks about draining the swamp, they listen. I happen to think Mueller is trying to get Trump to do something like pardon Manafort NOW and/or shut down the investigation. I think Mueller WANTS to be fired so he can reclaim some of his tattered reputation.

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      • Navy says:

        You are very intelligent to notice and verbalize this. Mueller wants this to end soon in a duel. Trump is the 21st century “Tweeting Sun Tzu” ….

        “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

        “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        The longer the President waits…the more the Swamp is exposed…

        The swamp is very deep. Many have been hiding for years…even decades…and there are many, many moles.

        In combat there are going to be casualties…that is a given…I am not saying our President is enjoying this, but it is like ordering the military to war….

        This is our God given chance to change and expose these evil scum.. If it is not done completely….they will just return and finish the job when he is gone…

        Trillions are at stake and now they are in a panic….they want us arguing among ourselves and you can read the above posts and see that they are succeeding.

        Many have stated that the IG report will be a nothing burger. It is not…they are in a panic….but it is making alot of people on this site panic for no reason..

        Get a grip….Our President has got this.

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        • G. Combs says:

          People forget President Trump was trained to be an officer. As an officer you expect to lose some of your troops during a war. What many do not get is this is a CIVIL WAR. With luck there will only be a few casualties but given a choice of Manafort or President Trump, I will let Manafort go down.

          Never forget that the name of the game is to trap President Trump into an action that can be used to impeach him. This means Rosenstink, Mulehead, General Flynn, Cohen and Manafort are completely off limits. President Trump knows this.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      PACO LOCO you are going to drive yourself “Crazy” for worrying about that! Mueller, Muh Russia, 13 Angry Democrats etc. are a GIFT for our President and our country. He needs him to continue doing exactly what he is doing!

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Correct, as per your usual….not that this needs saying.

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      • Paco Loco says:

        Si, solemente un poco loco! Indeed it’s frustrating to want to see justice served in a timely manner and it’s not. In Manafort’s case, Mueller has charged him in two different court venues, an expensive double whammy and outside normal prosecution protocol. Now it’s jail without bail for the poor SOB. No doubt, Mueller is intentionally prolonging the trial to put pressure on Manafort to flip on POTUS. The longer he’s allowed to continue the witch hunt, the better for the #nevertrumpers.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Agree with you Paco. If he doesn’t take control of his branch, not sure how many of his voters come out in 2018. Justice was a big promise, unkept. Same with border security. I hope he doesn’t have all his 2018 eggs in the economy basket. Folks may poll well on approval for economy, but motivation to vote in midterms?

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      • Kaco says:

        I think his voters will come out if they want a wall, but the lack of justice will weaken the administration. It’s not a good look, to say the least.

        I think he needs to have a sit down with Wray, Sessions, and Rosenstein and flat out tell them, the people aren’t buying the bullsh__ you’re trying to sell them. Do something or get gone.

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        • Navy says:

          That would be called “Obstruction” by the commies in the press who apparently provide free MLB and NBA season tickets for Wray, Sessions, and Rosenstein.

          Trump is giving the deep state 1000 paper cuts through his tweets. As Rush Limbaugh has described for years, Rush day in and day out uses humor to “Illustrate absurdity with absurdity.” Trump is blending that Limbaugh concept through his daily public Twitter ridicule, while also using “Saul Alinksy Rules for Radicals” against the radicals.

          Trump properly applies these rules daily on Twitter…..
          4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
          5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
          6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

          Mueller IMPROPERLY overlooks these rules….
          7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
          11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside”

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          • Kaco says:

            We can’t worry about the Left anymore, the people, meaning the country, are going to get po’d. It’s time the Left stops dictating what is or is not a crime, if it’s in our books, then book ’em, Dano. They can spell it out for the children in the press room.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        OldSchool,

        Your negativity is getting very tiring and Old….if you cannot be positive…you should take a break and rethink your comments.

        If not, expect some feedback not agreeing with your premise.

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        • Kaco says:

          I like Oldschool, who has been clear eyed and sober in his/her posts. We support our President, but the lack of justice in spite of evidence could be a problem at some point.

          Hopefully, Congress will rake the IG over the coals with their questioning and bring out more info so prosecutions can get started.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Give it a rest already, Oldschool! If you really think this President is sitting back and letting this happen, then your branch is cracking!

        Pay closer attention. You will see much more than if you just gloss over events…. for example, that presser this morning had HUGE clues as to how this man is working for us. The MSM are too dumb to understand his chess game. Look at his words and his actions. LOOK AGAIN. Everything is strategic and he knows far more than you seem to think he does.

        When he acts, it will be decisive and with all weaponry armed and aimed. Do not underestimate this MAN.

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      • davidb says:

        I think Trump tweets are also directed at CONgress to get off their asses and fire Mueller. People are contacting their “reps” (aint that a F%&&g joke) in large numbers to step up to the plate. Trump may indeed wait until he has a larger majority with new blood in the house before firing anyone.

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  19. ForGodandCountry says:

    Worth pointing out….

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  20. Piggy says:

    How many government officials are using private emails? We now know FBI agents, Comey, Colin Powell, Hitlery and her staff…How many? How many burner phones are they using?

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  21. rudy1876 says:

    CNN announces Mueller investigating why Air Force 1 has 21 televion sets. 200 new investigators assigned! I wouldn’t make that up would I? Wood eye?

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  22. Rick says:

    Hard to believe that tomorrow marks the 3rd Anniversary (June 16, 2015) of the famous escalator ride of PDJT and First Lady Melania…..how many here were on board the train that day?
    Me for one!
    Love to hear from some of the old timer’s and how far we have come….
    The Hag is dead!

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      Me! I heard “We will enforce our borders …” and that was it!

      Liked by 3 people

    • shannynae says:

      Me! I had already been a fan for years.

      Liked by 1 person

    • rsmith1776 says:

      Sundance was among the first and most unwavering believers. He educated many of us as to what Mr. Trump’s potential was.

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      • Rick says:

        I second that… the CTH is the only site I ever placed any confidence in…..even Drudge, Breibart and others move in the direction of the wind daily.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      I had reservations re: PDJT’s motives at the time, but then again I am of the “Watch to see what he does, not what he says.”

      100% believer now, based upon this timeless truth. He won me over when he carried the fight TO his GOP primary opponents and didn’t back down an inch. Saw him for the warrior he was and I’ve never looked back!

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      • Rick says:

        Your position and motivation for others will carry the President beyond 2020 if he so chooses. Hopefully, by then, he will have cleared out much more of the obstruction he is experiencing in his first term. His second term could set the country straight for several generations, totally moving the pendulum back toward center-right….and respect for law and order.

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    • thesavvyinvester says:

      I was curious on that day, posted something on FR that got a bit of attention that I was open to it. About a month later, I got to see Candidate Trump heading into a rallye and I noted 9 security gents around him, I watched it over and over as the crowd was so big I had to slow it down to get a good count. They were consummate professionals and by professional connections I know a bit about this arena. It was then I knew his candidacy was serious and he was going to go all the way, and to take him serious. Everyone Ion my conservative friends thought I was nuts!

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    • Kaco says:

      I was too sick and didn’t get into it until close to primaries. From a distance I thought it was a joke and there was no way that Hillary Clinton was going to be a contender. I remember getting a call asking if it was between the two of them, who would I vote for. I thought that was odd. They had it planned out from the beginning.

      But I went to each Republican website and Pres Trump’s platform was exactly what I have wanted. I remember even taking a poll in NBC.com on candidates and PT’s matched up with what I wanted.

      My vote for him in the primaries was a big middle finger to the other GOP contenders who hadn’t addressed or wouldn’t do squat about our illegal immigration, China, manufacturing, and trade. And all the other things he addressed, Common Core, H1B Visas, Birthright citizenship, stopping Islamic refugees and terrorism, was like a cherry on top.

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      • Rick says:

        Bravo! A big middle finger is what he shows the Fake News media every day. However, I wish these disrespectful antagonists (Acosta, Ryan etc… would lose their WH Press credentials)…I hate watching these same fools attacking Ms. Sarah day in and day out without reprimand!

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        • Kaco says:

          I agree, they are like spoiled brats, I think there needs to be more law laid down to them. Free Press is no excuse for being jerks or bad manners! I would be embarrassed if I was Acosta. A big ol’ baby!

          You know what’s dumb? I thought after the election, the press would get back to normal. That it was all to get Hillary elected but they had enough integrity to get back to real news. Boy was I naive, and now I know how fake they’ve been all along before that!

          After the primaries, I ditched MSM after seeing them claim Trump kicked a baby out of a rally and all the biased lies. Found Breitbart online, and a commenter led me here. I swallowed a huge red pill that scared the living daylights out of me, I didn’t know it was that bad underneath all the problems our country was facing. Oh, forgot a huge one- Obamacare!

          I’m sure we all voted for the same things, Pres Trump was PERFECT and we still know it. And now we love him for being so generous and loving our country to do this for US.

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          • Rick says:

            The media has been exposed. As the President said, “the media is one of the biggest dangers confronting the Republic”. These fools wake up daily to distort truth and to silence any positive message. They are the complete “Resistance” machine influencing so many folks who have not taken the time to do the real research and demand the real facts. Obama, looked straight into the camera and lied to the American people about not having knowledge of the Hag’s server, when he was knowingly communicated classified info to her while she was in hostile countries. The same person who said “you can keep your plan and your doctor”. Eastwood said it right…..empty chair and the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. Nothing more truthful than that. The President is not perfect, but he was delivered to the American people to avert the continual ruination and transformation of the Republic by the Globalists and the Usurper puppet, Obama.

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            • Kaco says:

              I know they are bad and it really isn’t sustainable for long term. I hope at some point, the Press will be held accountable for printing misinformation.

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    • AZ18 says:

      Me!!!! Had been hoping since watching his testimony to Congress regarding the remodeling of the UN. Was absolutely thrilled much to the surprise of friends.

      Best part was finding the Treehouse early on via the Treehouse link from Deb while we were commenting on a Breitbart article. It was great day landing here.

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    • Blade says:

      Hard to believe that tomorrow marks the 3rd Anniversary (June 16, 2015) of the famous escalator ride of PDJT and First Lady Melania…..how many here were on board the train that day? Me for one! Love to hear from some of the old timer’s and how far we have come…. The Hag is dead!

      Bravo Rick. I had remembered the anniversary as well and was typing it up ( see below ). You beat me by 9 minutes!

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      • Rick says:

        We really can’t appreciate the headshot our Republic avoided because of the selfless decision that an outsider Billionaire made for rest of us.

        It goes beyond the quirks and flaws within his personality….I wonder how many would have made the personal sacrifice that he made?….the onslaught of daily attacks where 90% of the “resistance” media distorts any positive results or adds to daily Fake News and distortion of the truth.

        The Hag and the Usurper Obama were beyond treasonous….their ilk is demonic. We would not have survived the Hag’s victory. We must fight on hard and extinguish the Trump Derangement Syndrome and reduce it to the smallest and most impotent part of our culture and society. Not because we honor one man, but because it is our duty to save a Nation.

        The Globalist Elite trashed middle America ever since the 60’s…the middle class was used as the World’s piggybank while greedy politicians and big corporate America sold us out…..the worm has turned and I personally thank the President for what he is doing. I was on board the first day and I will be on board the last as well….no matter where I might have differences. The alternative was never an option.

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  23. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  24. Blade says:

    24 hours from now it will be June 16, the three year anniversary of Candidate Trump entering the race for President. Due to the time displacement effects of the Speed of Trump, it feels in some ways like a decade ago even though it was practically yesterday.

    It should be proposed as a new national holiday ( too bad “Thanksgiving” is already taken because that word is most appropriate ). Perhaps the perpetually miserable gaslit handwringers, and all those who choose not to be, can at least all agree to take a day off and count our blessings of which there are many.

    Let’s also remember the 16 dwarfs. Here are their announcement dates and also when they surrendered …

    Cruz ……. Mar 23, 2015 ( quit May 03, 2016 )
    Paul ……. Apr 07, 2015 ( quit Feb 03, 2016 )
    Rubio …… Apr 13, 2015 ( quit Mar 15, 2016 )
    Carson ….. May 04, 2015 ( quit Mar 02, 2016 )
    FioRINO …. May 04, 2015 ( quit Feb 10, 2016 )
    Huckabee … May 05, 2015 ( quit Feb 01, 2016 )
    Santorum … May 27, 2015 ( quit Feb 03, 2016 )
    Pataki ….. May 28, 2015 ( quit Dec 29, 2015 )
    Grahamn …. Jun 01, 2015 ( quit Dec 21, 2015 )
    Perry …… Jun 04, 2015 ( quit Sep 11, 2015 )
    Jeb …….. Jun 15, 2015 ( quit Feb 20, 2016 )
    Jindal ….. Jun 24, 2015 ( quit Nov 17, 2015 )
    Christie … Jun 30, 2015 ( quit Feb 10, 2016 )
    Walker ….. Jul 13, 2015 ( quit Sep 21, 2015 )
    Kasich ….. Jul 21, 2015 ( quit May 04, 2016 )
    Gilmore …. Jul 30, 2015 ( quit Feb 12, 2016 )

    Until Donald J. Trump stormed the lobby of his own Trump Tower we were wholly and fully screwed. Not a one of the dwarfs were contenders and this meant that Hillary was a forgone conclusion. None of them would ever win any more than two of the twelve swing states as Romney did in 2012, and most would win the same amount as McCain 2008 ( zero ) and this meant a certain loss of 332-206 at a minimum.

    Scalia’s seat would have been immediately lost and more later with replacements and leftists pickups for Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer just for starters. We would be right back to the 7-2 or 8-1 leftist majorities of the pre-Reagan era. Gun control from hell and then confiscation. Socialism as far as the eye can see. We would complete the transformation to Euroweenie status in the next four and eight years, with no path back, ever. There would never be another non-leftist President, and let’s not even think about the United Nations and New World Order.

    To say we have much to be thankful for is an understatement. And remember that Trump has barely gotten started. It is amusing that so many choose to be gaslit daily over enemy propaganda when there is no reason to do any such thing. As long as Trump won the election the enemy was going to fight back, there was never any choice but to face them in a daily, grinding slog. Why would anyone think they would surrender? The only way to avoid the enemy would have been to not run against them in the first place, indeed that is their only hope. If you think there was some careful path to avoid this daily fight you are just plain wrong. Go home and leave the battlefield to the soldiers.

    I would like to remind everyone that Trump really is a MacLeod, a Scott highlander, and you know what that means. There can be only one …

    { FYI: I had made that last image way back around Sep 2015 when Candidate Trump had already crushed a large number of his antagonists, only some of who are pictured there! I had layers of others already included and more were being added and there really wasn’t room to do it justice! So I left it as a marker for that very brief point in time ]

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    • Blade says:

      Just in case those last two images didn’t show from Twiiter servers, here are backups …

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Until Donald J. Trump stormed the lobby of his own Trump Tower we were wholly and fully screwed.”

      I wholeheartedly agree. In fact the common phrase “dodged a bullet” is far too weak a term. most bullet wounds do not have to be fatal. I liken our Republic’s fate to avoiding an incoming explosive RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) or mortar round.

      The Republic most likely would not have survived the election of HRC, with BHO &VJ right down the street. My four 29-35 year old children (busy with their lives and not following the nuances of current events) do not quite realize the magnitude of this past election on their lives.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        I considered myself a Flight 93 voter. Todd Beamer and the guys didn’t know how to fly an airplane, but they knew what would happen if they did nothing. We were taking a gamble on Trump, but we knew what would happen if we let Hillary take office. It’s turned out much better than I expected. After Gorsuch, it’s all lagniappe as far as I’m concerned.

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        • ForGodandCountry says:

          “Let’s roll.”
          – Todd Beamer, 2001

          For me, this has joined the pantheon of immortal, patriotic American quotes such as:

          “I have not yet begun to fight.”
          – John Paul Jones, 1779

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        • Kaco says:

          I’m glad you voted! I was on that post, I think it was on the Federalist?, begging some people to think of the Supreme Court at least!

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        • I always tear up when I remember Todd Beamer’s gallantry and his true grit in the face of certain death. America found she has a lot of heroes that day.

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    • Galadriel says:

      Thank you so much for saying this. As frustrating as things may be, God has saved us and future generations. The fight continues, and will continue long after we are gone.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      And here is Blade, with another one of his usual cogent and excellent posts!

      I’ll say it again…..you do NOT post enough, Blade.

      MOAR, please. Much more.

      Liked by 2 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      Interesting. Looks like Jeb! was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Trump.

      Day after he announced, Trump finally got in.

      Thanks, Jeb!

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Such a loooong list.

      And the only people on it that I *really* respect are Carson and Huckabee.

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    • thesavvyinvester says:

      Blade look at this post from Dec 2014, sardonic look at what our “Vaulted Field” really was all about… Frankly it wasn’t far off…

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3232647/posts?page=14#14

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    • Rick says:

      WOW! So beautifully written. Lest we not forget. The Republic was saved on Election night 2016. The early going was a nail biter, but I am convinced that Divine intervention turned the tables on the Globalists. If the Hag would have won, the Republic would have been lost. We still must be vigilant and continue the fight on all fronts. Freedom has always been fought for. Now is no different.

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    • G. Combs says:

      So very very true Blade.

      I figured I was witnessing the death of our country and the descent of civilization back into a kind of Dark Ages Feudalism.

      I was thankful that I never was in the position to have children and bequeath them the
      H E ! ! to come.

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  25. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Mueller’s Attempt to Hide Evidence Just Got Torn Apart by Attorneys for Alleged Russian Troll Farm

    THIS IS GOLDEN:

    “One of the Russian companies indicted by Robert Mueller in the troll farm case has responded to the special counsel’s recently-filed motion prevent discovery of evidence with a blistering (and somewhat trolling) court filing.

    On Thursday, attorneys for Concord Management and Consulting LLC timely submitted their 13-page memorandum in opposition to Mueller’s requested order. And things started off interestingly atypical of most legal writing. The document begins:
    —————————————————-
    Having produced not one iota of discovery in this criminal case, the unlawfully appointed Special Counsel requests a special and unprecedented blanket protective order covering tens of millions of pages of unclassified discovery. Having made this special request based on a secret submission to the Court and a hysterical dithyramb about the future of American elections, one would think that the Special Counsel would cite to case holdings that support this remarkable request….
    —————————————————

    https://lawandcrime.com/legal-analysis/muellers-attempt-to-hide-evidence-just-got-torn-apart-by-attorneys-for-alleged-russian-troll-farm/

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  26. Sylvia Avery says:

    Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist has an excellent piece on the IG Report. I apologize if it has already been posted but there’s no way I can get through all 1100 or so posts right now. Anyway, it is a great help in understanding why it is what it is as well as the most significant things in the report so far.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/06/15/11-quick-things-know-inspector-generals-report/

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “I apologize if it has already been posted but there’s no way I can get through all 1100 or so posts right now.”

      Very few of us do, except Ad rem (doing her job). My email from Dan Bongino just came in at 1:32 PM, so that is where I started from on the thread before I posted a comment from lawandcrime (above)

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    • Piggy says:

      I read this earlier. It’s very good.👌

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    • MfM says:

      Sylvia, it’s nice to know even someone with your standing here can’t keep up. I’ll be reading and then get to the end of the page… and it’s already has two more pages!

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Ha, ha! Yeah, occasionally I have to do laundry, go grocery shopping, have lunch with friends, walk the dog…all that real life stuff! I think even if I lived here all day and all night I STILL couldn’t keep up these days!

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  27. FofBW says:

    Sundance is usually up and about on his twitter by now. He must be doing a deep drill down and beating his keyboard.

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  28. Sylvia Avery says:

    “We are in the midst of a spin battle over the inspector general’s report issued yesterday. Because inspectors general cannot release their reports without giving those named within it a chance to contest it, and must be able to defend every single word of it, they must stick to facts and completely documentable conclusions. Inductive reasoning, looking at large patterns of facts and drawing conclusions, does not survive such a process. The result is a report that is written in a kind of code.”

    Read the rest here:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/decoding_the_horowitz_report_on_bias.html

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      “We are in the midst of a spin battle over the inspector general’s report issued yesterday.”
      ———————–

      Yep.

      Check out CNN’s lead this AM…..from disgraced former Comey suck-up “Agent” Josh Campbell who resigned in Feb. this year and was immediately hired by CNN….

      QUOTE:

      “(CNN) It turns out the FBI wasn’t a bastion of “Deep State” liberal sympathizers who violated their sacred oaths to uphold the Constitution in order to swing an election for Hillary Clinton. Quite the opposite. It appears that actions taken by the FBI may have actually hurt Clinton and helped Donald Trump.”

      Remember Josh? A whole parade of former FBI agents came out to denounce this filth.

      Now we know why CNN hired him.

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  29. ecmarsh says:

    I had a dream last night that is bothering me. Probably because of the contents of the IG report.
    I am living in a political WWE.

    Linda McMahon is directing the main event staring President Trump as Rowdy Roddy Piper and Robert Muller as the Iron Sheik.

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  30. sunnydaze says:

    German Leftist Parliament peeps disrupt moment of silence for 14 YO Jewish girl murdered by Iraqi Asylum Seeker. Murderer later bragged that he had murdered a Jewish girl:

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        What horrible people, the lefties, spitting virtually on the fresh grave of a victim of their pro-islamist, murderous policies.

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          Claudia Roth is a slimeball GREEN (Watermelon, green on the outside, RED on the inside), and pro-Moslem, anti-Jew.

          She is a disgrace to Germany and German politics. Remember too, that the Greens, until very recently, supported pedophilia… so you know where they’re coming from… and she’s rabidly pro-abortion – so life matters not much to her, unless it’s her own…

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      • kea says:

        Sunny look what the EU or should I say western EU is doing to France or the UK (ie Tommy) Look at Sweden. My family all “Ugh Trump sucks but we rock”. Yeah sure whatever.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Mine are worse Kea. (Swedes).

          They’re all “We’ve got massive problems….but Trump’s a racist”.

          No way out for them. Stockholm Syndrome personified.

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          • kea says:

            I got a swede of two in my family as well so I feel your pain Sunny!!!! LOL

            I had someone visit from Germany when it was Trump vs HRC. They were shocked. SHOCKED that I wasn’t voting for HRC.
            She then turned on the ‘charm’ and said ‘But what can Herr Trump (mispronouncing his name of course) do’.

            Needless to say they have not been back since.

            I can’t wait to see/hear what they think of the NK deal. But he’s ‘such a racist.’

            Stockholm Syndrome —- I like that!!!

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      • AmericaFirst says:

        It is here too. Just saw a BB article about the brawl in Lewiston, Maine, where about 22 Somalis came by a local park and started beating on three men, one of whom was left hospitalized.

        I wanted more information, so I searched Lewiston: The man just died.

        Curiously though, several newspapers mentioned the man’s death, and that he was injured in a brawl at the park. *No Other News Site except for BB mentioned the Somali angle.*

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Yeah, very sad what’s happened to Lewiston.

          Not sure the Maine reps have devolved to the point where they’d interrupt a Moment of Silence for the victim tho.

          HOPE I’m right about that.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      AfD aren’t leftists, by the way: they’re our version of the Deplorables.

      And Merde-kel, Die Linke (the left), the Greens, and the SPD (socialists) are doing everything in their power to disrupt the AfD. Merkel and her CDU are about to get ripped, though, as Seehofer and the CSU are about to split off. Seems that Italy, Austria, the Baltic States, and Poland, all being near Bayern (Bavaria), Seehofer’s area, are driving the CSU back to the right, where they used to be. Could end up with a vote of (no) confidence on Merkel…

      The left, Antifa, and their ilk (e.g. the Moslem refauxgees here) destroy everything they touch… sounds like the DEMONcRATs…

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  31. hatterasgal says:

    pg. 327 Strzok also cited his assignments to the Russia investigation as an explanation for why the Weiner laptop was not seen as his top priority. He stated, “we were consumed by these ever increasing allegations of (Russia) contacts and coordination and trying to get operations up, and following people. Doing a lot of stuff that was extraordinarily consuming and concerning. So this pops up, and it’s like another thing to worry about. And it’s important, and we need to do it. Okay get it handled. Come back to us, and then back to this, you know is the government of Russia trying to get someone elected here in the United States.”

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  32. If you are feeling at all discouraged about the IG report, you need to listen to today’s Dan Bongino Show podcast. Here’s the IHeart Radio link to it:

    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1069-The-Dan-Bongino-Show-28888454/episode/ep-743-the-aftermath-29469000/

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  33. Blue Moon says:

    http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/boucher-to-serve-days-fined/article_17894bbd-e606-5781-b901-940e9cc49057.html
    Boucher to serve 30 days, fined $10,000
    JUSTIN STORY jstory@bgdailynews.com Jun 15, 2018 Updated 41 min ago 0

    **At least this Boucher has to serve some time for attacking Rand Paul. Better than nothing. Me and husband were betting he would go free as a bird.

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  34. AmSa/Mx says:

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  35. Bendix says:

    This is bad, and evidently there is nothing at all the American people can do to stop it:
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/at-t-time-warner-merger-approval-opens-floodgates-big-media-deals-1119374

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    • Kaco says:

      What happened to monopoly/anti-trust laws? Why isn’t this being looked at? They broke up AT&T once before.

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    • ristvan says:

      Bendix, I happen to be an expert on antitrust law. Wrote my HLS thesis on an obscure corner of it. The government here had no legs to stand on and IMO should not have sued in the first place.
      Conventional antitrust is based on one of two ideas: horizontal market power combination to artificially raise prices (Rockefeller oil) or artificial price collusion (since split into FTC rather than DoJ) which is why either FTC or DoJ may object. By tradition, whichever concern is greater governs which agency gets final say.
      This merger is neither. It is a vertical supply chIn combination with no competitive,overlap at any layer, nor any obvious possibility of,price collusion at any layer.

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  36. Minnie says:

    Why is Mr. President’s twitter picture missing from his personal twit account on my cell?

    Not his banner, his picture?

    Is it my phone?

    Very disconcerting.

    🙏🦁🙏

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  37. Bendix says:

    Washed, Bleached and Rinsed, a true liberal Democrat’s take on the OIG report:
    http://kunstler.com

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  38. ForGodandCountry says:

    Something interesting to note….

    Gen. Flynn has not posted a twitter mssg this year. But guess what? He just changed the background to his account yesterday…

    https://twitter.com/genflynn?lang=en

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  39. Bastiat says:

    So, doing a search for Priestap in the IG report, I’m a bit less convinced he flipped or is a white hat. Looks more to me like he did everything by the book, and the IG could find no fault with him, therefore no consequences.

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    • Kaco says:

      Nice!

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    • Blade says:

      President Donald J. Trump on Wray …

      What was your point again?

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  40. fred5678 says:

    Mollie H. makes a great point in her excellent analysis.

    When Comey said he didn’t realize the significance of Hillary’s emails found on Weiner’s laptop, because he didn’t know Weiner was married to Hillary’s top aide, THAT SHOULD HAVE SET OFF HUGE ALARMS!! Finding them on an aide’s spouse’s laptop is understandable (even if ILLEGAL), but finding them on a laptop owned by someone he says he thought was COMPLETELY UNCONNECTED to Hillary should have been a bombshell.

    Comey is not only a traitor to the FBI and America, but he is STUPID beyond belief.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/06/15/11-quick-things-know-inspector-generals-report/

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    • fred5678 says:

      Quote from her article:

      “He claimed that he didn’t grasp the significance of the hundreds of thousands of Clinton emails being found on Weiner’s computer because he didn’t know that Weiner was married to Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Beyond being too ridiculous to believe, the claim is hardly exonerating. It would mean he was not interested to learn that hundreds of thousands of Clinton emails relevant to a highly charged criminal investigation were found on the laptop of an unrelated man.”

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      This is a really good piece. She gives the background on the IG report, what it is and why it is written as it is, covers the highlights or lowlights of what’s in the report, and Wray’s presser. Very good read.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      “He forgot.”
      Too busy with entering selective memories in his diary.

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  41. sunnydaze says:

    Probably one of just a handful of News orgs. in the country that mentions they crossed the border ILLEGALLY.

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  42. kea says:

    It’s appropriate

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  43. Sylvia Avery says:

    “Could Comey’s FBI look any worse?

    The picture that emerges of Jim Comey from the Inspector General’s report is one of an astonishingly arrogant weirdo, an FBI director who pompously talked about “norms” while shattering them on his own say-so — from crowning himself the de facto attorney general, thereby sparing Hillary an indictment, to lesser offenses of self-indulgence, such as his richly ironic use of Gmail to conduct official business. Anyone who goes to the trouble of slogging through this mountainous report will wonder how such an unreliable and self-deluded flake could hold any position at the FBI, let alone serve as the chief witness in Mueller’s investigation of a sitting president….”

    Read the rest here:

    https://spectator.org/the-anatomy-of-a-partisan-pile-up/

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    • remember when... says:

      …confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 29, 2013, by a vote of 93-1

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Oh yeah. That was back in the days when EVERYONE said that Jim Comey was a Boy Scout, excellent reputation, Mr. By The Book. We were told that over and over.

        What a shock to find out he is actually probably clinically insane and should be in a secure environment without shoelaces or sharp objects where he can have paint therapy, group therapy, and possibly electro shock treatments…

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  44. AmericaFirst says:

    SD New thread re: F&F News Conference this morning

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  45. G. Combs says:

    There is a lot of the usual handwring over AG Sessions.

    Here are some facts to contemplate:

    AG Sessions says “[…]This has been a prolonged and painful process for the Department and the FBI. But this is not the end of the process. US Attorney John Huber continues his work in cooperation with the Inspectore General… He has reviewed this report and based on its findings and his own investigation, will provide recommendations as to whether ANY MATTER NOT CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources or whether matters merit the appointment of Special Counsel.[…]” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfq-l0oXcAAJXXC.jpg

    This would also be true of any other IG investigations. Remember the FISA Warrant abuse include several of the same people.

    🔸 There are over 35,000 SEALED indictments already.

    🔸 Washington Compost: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions is naming 17 interim U.S. attorneys to run federal prosecutor shops across the country, including the premier office in Manhattan. Geoffrey S. Berman, a law partner of Rudolph W. Giuliani at the firm Greenberg Traurig and a former federal prosecutor, was named…”

    And then Sessions goes and announces hiring 300 more assistant attorneys.
    http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/390589-justice-department-adds-over-300-assistant-us-attorneys

    WHAT Do DOJ attorneys do?? THE PROSECUTE!!!

    🔸 Turley: Sessions’ Appointing Utah Federal Prosecutor Much Better for Trump than 2nd Special Counsel
    “March 31, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – Professor Jonathan Turley, a top national legal expert on government investigations, commented on Thursday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to bring in U.S. Attorney John Huber. Turley called it “brilliant”to combine all the powers of the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general with a prosecutor who can bring charges, seek indictments, and get results for President Trump far more quickly than a second special counsel.[…]”

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Shame on you. Hand-wringers don’t want facts. They want to emote and play eeyore.

      /s

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    • upper379 says:

      I really hope so.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Another bit I left out. Early on President Trump tweeted his displeasure with AG Sessions. Sessions handed his resignation in and it was refused.

        Some bring up the Republican threats that they will not confirm another AG (goes to verifying my theory below) HOWEVER President Trump can appoint and ACTING AG and he stays in place for over 200 days getting us pass the midterms and the 51 to 49 problem in the Senate (I hope)

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    • G. Combs says:

      AG SESSIONS RECUSAL and the ‘Strzok/Page Insurance Policy’

      I believe the fallback position of the Globalists was to impeach President Trump. To do this they needed a ‘Special Counsel’ to come up with the grounds for doing so.

      Consider this:
      The Senate has 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats (including two independents). Of the Republicans you have Trump hating RINOS like John McCain, Jeff Flake, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Richard Burr, and Lindsey Graham. Flake, McCain and Burr are not running for re-election.

      All it takes is McCain and Ms Lindsey or Flake or Burr to refuse to confirm and President Trump’s nommination hits the skids. Remember Burr was aware of the spying on Trump way back in 2016. He is a Globalist who Sponsored the Food Safety Modernization Act that gave the WTO/Ag Cartel control of US farmers. McCain is unhinged and hates Trump’s guts and was also in on the scam. (This is why President Trump has not been able to get his nominations confirmed.)

      Appointing a Special Counsel and even whether a special counsel is appointed is COMPLETELY up to the AG. link Therefore the AG or acting AG MUST be a globalist. With a 51 to 49 margin in the Senate the globalists could just about GUARANTEE they got the AG they wanted, or since Sessions was Trump’s obvious pick, force recusal and get the acting AG they wanted.

      Heck why do you think Obama set up the meetings between then Senator Sessions and Kislyak? It Turns Out Obama White House Had a Direct Role in Sessions Meeting with Russian Ambassador
      h t t ps://ijr.com/2017/03/816469-it-turns-out-obama-white-house-had-a-direct-role-in-sessions-meeting-with-russian-ambassador/
      Sessions said himself that when Kislyak came to his office, no one quite knew why he was there and the meeting lasted just a few minutes.

      The Globalists plan for getting a Special Counsel was set in concrete because of the make-up of the Senate. If Sessions had not promised to recuse in the hearing he would not have been nominated PERIOD. And that goes for Rudy or Christie or any other person known to Trump personally. With Ambassador Kislyak as a willing co-conspirator, the globalists could make sure, he or some other known Russian was seen and photographed with Trump’s AG pick. Thanks to the Carter Page Title I warrant they had ‘ears’ on Candidate Trump as he was making his plans. [Deleted swear word]

      If it was someone recommended you would have gotten a backstabber like Rosenstink. Remember AG Sessions FIRED Rosey. It was President Trump who refused his resignation. link
      Who recommended President Trump keep that POS?
      Roger Stone says it was Reince Priebus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2aqz_O1how

      The Recusal? There was ZERO choice:

      GOVERNMENT ETHICS
      h t t ps://www.justice.gov/jmd/government-ethics-outline
      “[…]C. DOJ-Specific Conflict of Interest Regulation: No DOJ employee may participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution, or who would be directly affected by the outcome. 28 CFR 45.2

      Political relationship means a close identification with an elected official, candidate, political party or campaign organization arising from service as a principal advisor or official; personal relationship means a close and substantial connection of the type normally viewed as likely to induce partiality.[…]”

      Read US attorney general Jeff Sessions’ statement recusing himself from investigations into the 2016 presidential campaigns

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    • RattleheD says:

      You guys keep telling yourself that. Meanwhile, Mueller continues to run amok and it’s only a matter of time before he subpoenas the President.

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      • RattleheD says:

        And Sessions is a moron. He recused himself based off the wrong statute. This was a counter-intel investigation, not criminal. He didn’t have to recuse.

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        • Blade says:

          Only a moron would try to say there is a loophole that allows oneself to investigate his boss who he campaigned for and appointed him, the team he was a member of, and himself! Don’t ever listen to the supposedly recovering derpaholic Greg Jarrett and never-trumper Andy McCarthy.

          You don’t recuse based solely on a statute ( a regulation actually ). You recuse for broad ethical reasons which is about much more than any single reg. It is the sum total of factors, present and future. You are talking about fishing for a loophole and that is done by guilty people, not by someone being framed or chased by a hoax.

          Sessions and Trump knew shortly after inauguration day the breadth and scope of the multiple already ongoing ( probably since 2015 ) investigations into Team Trump and everyone within 2 degrees separation. They had fairly good knowledge back in late November 2016 from Admiral Rogers visit. Just like Obamacare is sometimes a tax or a penalty, the coup plotters used a counter-intel as an excuse to get into the FISA and other IC arenas. But everything would necessarily move to the criminal side in order to maintain the momentum of the Russia Hoax, and this is what Sessions correctly anticipated.

          But it is much more than even that. He also has political considerations that dwarf the regulations. He cannot bring down the government by compromising the Trump Administration. And that is what he would have done by keeping all the seditious investigations under his authority which also means under Trump’s ultimate authority. Trump would be influencing/obstructing the investigations into himself. That is what the uniparty shills in Congress would be hammering in a televised joint Session of Congress impeachment extravaganza.

          But even if you have somehow managed to live this long and never heard of Watergate, and are incapable of looking ahead to what the corrupt enemy is willing to do to win, then ask yourself a simple question. Would it be okay for Eric Holder to *not* recuse based on some loophole and investigate Obama, Himself, Axelrod, and ten other close associates? Seriously? That is what the idiots on Derp-TV are saying.

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          • MaineCoon says:

            Another excellent explanation. I give you an A+ for your continued effort and explanations.

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          • RattleheD says:

            “Only a moron would try to say there is a loophole that allows oneself to investigate his boss who he campaigned for and appointed him, the team he was a member of, and himself!”
            Yet Comey told the President multiple times that he wasn’t under investigation. And BECAUSE of Sessions, he is NOW under investigation. AND he did all this without telling the President he was going to. Holder never recused himself from anything. Lynch didn’t even after the tarmac incident. Rosenstein hasn’t despite his deep conflicts. The only person who was dumb enough to do so is Sessions. Republicans lose because they don’t play by the same rules as democrats.

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            • Blade says:

              Not a single point has penetrated you I see. And now you are slipping into Well they got away with it, we should too. Don’t ever have kids, they will torture you with their tortured logic and judging by your reply, you will then stand down since you agree with them!

              Are you proposing nobody follow the law since other corrupt people did not? No-one should ever recuse and investigate themselves and say It’s all good! ? That’s a banana republic. I’m pretty sure Trump said to Sessions back in November to straighten out DoJ and bring back law and order. I doubt he said copy those earlier scumbags. Do you think he said that?

              Who cares what Comey told the President. What about what Rogers told him? What about Flynn and his contacts? And What Sessions found out during the transition. Everything you are saying is one dimensional checkerboard tactics. There is something bigger – strategy. Your are looking at trees and missing the larger forest.

              Besides, none of you anti-Sessions types will ever proceed past your main error: “should not recuse”, and then state what happens next? So what is it? What comes next? Does Sessions finish the coup investigations and then have a press conference and say <I?It's all good, I checked! I investigated Flynn, Trump, Manafort, myself and found no collusion. Go home now, see ya later!.

              Sessions was looking at the big picture. It spans the entire Trump Administration. Not from one news cycle to the next. Not from one Derp-TV talking head to another. It is about surviving in a city where 93% of the people hate you and want you gone. And whether you know it or not, you are working for them, the enemy, by wishing Trump and Sessions make wild and reckless errors that could get them ejected faster than Nixon was.

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            • G. Combs says:

              “…Yet Comey told the President multiple times that he wasn’t under investigation. And BECAUSE of Sessions, he is NOW under investigation…..”

              And you really believe that? AFTER Admiral Rogers visited Trump Tower in November of 2016, AG Sessions, General Flynn, Director Pompeo and President Trump certainly didn’t!

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            • jim says:

              ‘this only a foolish treeper who would try to argue with Blade, G. Combs, Infidel, and are others here.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        (yawn)

        Herr Mueller hasn’t touched a hair on PDJT’s head (and won’t). And btw, subpoenaing POTUS would be a disaster move for Mueller, which is why he hasn’t done it already. And if you know what you are actually talking about, you know why this would be a disaster for Mueller, too.

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        • gda says:

          Bingo. But we all know rattlehed.

          “by their fruits shall ye know them”.

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        • RattleheD says:

          “Herr Mueller hasn’t touched a hair on PDJT’s head (and won’t). ”

          If you can’t see the damage he’s already caused to both the country and the President, you’re flat out blind. With everything he’s pulled so far, it’s GUARANTEED PT will be subpoenaed.

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          • Blade says:

            Sessions protected the government and President by taking himself and the administration out of the investigations into the 2016 campaigns.

            Now you have to face a tough question. What if Trump behind the scenes ( take his tweets literally ) actually did attempt to get Sessions to unrecuse and shut down or reign in Mueller? I’m asking you right now RattleheD, make believe you are Sessions. If a joint Session of a (D) Congress or special counsel Mueller asks you what the President did, do you take the Fifth or lie under oath or rat him out?

            Don’t duck that question because that gets right to the heart of the matter that y’all are too cowardly to face. What do you do? Now you should understand the vast considerations for recusing from this fiasco. It is to protect the government by not exposing it to obstruction and other Watergate style charges.

            Watergate was a thing. Look it up in case you somehow slipped it down the memory hole. Nixon was so overwhelmingly re-elected in 1972 he received 61% of the popular and 521 electoral votes and was removed in just 19 months flat. He had political capital and allies in Washington that Trump dreams about. Removed by a coup in 19 months. 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.

            They knew their comms were “tapped”, the oval office calls even got leaked, and I imagine Sessions anticipated someone bugging a phone call or meeting where Trump might sound like he was trying to spike the investigations. Take that phone call to the Enemedia and the Congress and 24/7/365 pressure and what do you got? Big trouble. Recusal takes this possibility right off the table.

            All Trump had to do was stay out of the obstruction traps and since the Russia hoax was a hoax, nothing could touch him. I choose to believe as I always have for 50 years that Trump was smart enough to expect this. I believe that the anti-Sessions jihadists on the other hand do *not* believe this and they expect that Trump is either reckless, corrupt or will accept corruption if need be. I am the one who wants Trump to survive. The others want him to be reckless and gamble with our presidency. So who is actually in his corner again?

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            • MaineCoon says:

              A++

              “Nixon was so overwhelmingly re-elected in 1972 he received 61% of the popular and 521 electoral votes and was removed in just 19 months flat. He had political capital and allies in Washington that Trump dreams about. Removed by a coup in 19 months. 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.”

              This is worth repeating. I lived through Watergate but didn’t know these stats (non-political but watched the Dean hearings…).

              I personally am seeing light at the end of those tunnel.

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            • RattleheD says:

              “If a joint Session of a (D) Congress or special counsel Mueller asks you what the President did, do you take the Fifth or lie under oath or rat him out?”

              Do what he’s done so far and claim executive privilege. You keep trying to compare this to Watergate. You apparently forgot that Nixon was actually guilty. Sessions should have had the decency to tell the President he was going to resign and all of this BS could have been avoided. But hey, don’t take my word. How about asking a personal friend of Sessions for 3+ decades, Mark Levin?

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              • Blade says:

                What executive privilege? We know no such thing regarding Session testimony to Mueller.

                I’m not comparing to Watergate, I am telling you they are trying to avoid it. Trump has nowhere near the amount of slack that Nixon had. And as far as being guilty, that *is* the point. He was guilty of what? Nothing to with the Watergate break-in or any events at that time. He was guilty of process crimes later. These process crimes are the trap. It is the point of the investigations in the first place. Surveillance of his comms, investigations galore, watch for obstruction/tampering/coverup, leak it to the media, give it to Congress.

                So understand what I said above. Sessions took the entire concept of Watergate out of the picture. Once he recused and Rosenstein appointed Mueller there was no way for Trump to be accused of tampering with the “13 dems”. The only way to fall victim to Watergate 2.0 would be to do something real stupid like get Sessions to unrecuse and spike it. That question I asked is what you need to answer. You don’t get to take the Fifth or dodge it. There is no presumption of innocence or Fifth Amendment in a political coup. Saying I won’t answer to not incriminate myself simply incriminates the President.

                Now do you understand considerations of recusing? There is much more to it than the immediate Russia nonsense and simple tactics. It is a strategy of getting rid of the conflicts of interest altogether and that daily potential for obstruction of justice in the eyes of the enemy ( as long as that investigation remains in house under Sessions and Trump it is an ongoing concern )?

                P.S. Don’t bring up Levin please.*If* he was his friend who cares, but don’t believe him at face value. He was Meese’s CoS and has no real Constitutional credentials above any of us out here who study the same documents. He mostly likely spent his days fetching coffee judging by his stated knowledge of the Reagan administration. Appeal to Authority is the last refuge of a scoundrel not a conservative. I can cite Giuliani and Christie backing the recusal because it was so freaking obvious even those two putzes could see it.

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  46. lawton says:

    Did sundance or anyone here identify who Attorney # 2 is in these text messages attacking Trump?

    Supposedly they left Mueller’s team about 4 months ago…

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  47. kea says:

    Per the Dailymail…. A date with the Queen? Melania is set to take her first plane trip since kidney operation and join Trump on his official visit to the UK, where the couple are expected to meet Her Majesty at Windsor Castle

    😦

    (ask the UK to free tommy)

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