June 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #516

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767 Responses to June 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #516

  1. G3 says:

    Fantasy: Cohen’s Blackberry and shredded documents are really a Hillary related Blackberry and documents.

    Meanwhile same FBI that couldn’t find Strzok/Page texts is taking a second shot at Cohen’s blackberry (BTW Hillary had 13 Blackberries that were never looked at) anyway they’re even reconstructing shredded documents.
    There are two sets of laws.

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    I get updates from Michael Caputo. This email came today and I want to share it.


    I promised to send you updates on the Mueller investigation. Today, I’ve got a big one for you.

    While I was meeting with Mueller investigators in May, I noticed they knew far too much about a man I spoke to on the telephone. I suspected he was an FBI informant. Your donations helped me investigate him in the United States and Russia and I discovered he was an FBI informant for 17 years!

    I exposed the FBI informant, and posted the investigation on http://www.DemocratDossier.org – a Web site devoted to exposing the bad guys behind the bogus Russia investigation. You can learn all about the FBI informant at DemocratDossier.org. And if you like the work they do there, you can donate.

    Thank you so much. With your help, I was able to expose yet another FBI informant spying on the Trump campaign. This may prove Obama’s investigation started two months earlier than they claim! This can end up being really important, and it’s all because of you.

    Check out DemocratDossier.org as soon as you can – and help pass the FBI Informant story around on social media!

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  3. jeans2nd says:

    Peter Navarro has a policy paper coming out tonight listing 50 ways China is stealing our technology, at 6:20 in the vid.
    So much for Panda Mask. Seems with China, it is game on. Think China can keep up?

    Liked by 8 people

  4. Troublemaker10 says:

    Conservatives win byelection in Chicoutimi–Le Fjord


    The Conservatives have stolen a Quebec riding away from Justin Trudeau’s ruling Liberals, in the first test of Andrew Scheer’s effort to recreate the nationalist-conservative coalition that helped federal Tories dominate the province in the 1980s.


    Trump called the prime minister “weak” and “dishonest” ….

    While opinion polls suggest Canadians have rallied behind Trudeau, the issue evidently didn’t help Liberal fortunes in the byelection.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Paul from Canuckistan says:

      Not one person I know thinks he is smart or capable.
      Personally…I’m going with Obama stooge propped up by a media whores…especially CBC our national broadcaster

      Liked by 3 people

  5. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Keep them in cages
    Schumer rejects GOP proposal to address border crisis

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  6. Perot Conservative says:

    Going whete the lamestream media won’t.

    Newsmax: The FBI’s New Brand: Corruption
    By Marc Rudov

    “…Alas, the era of the vaunted FBI has ended.”

    “Because of the shocking corruption that has come to light since Donald Trump’s election — the plan to stop him from becoming president or sabotage him if he succeeded — Americans no longer respect the FBI….”

    “…The FBI’s sullied brand, therefore, will continue to deteriorate for generations. And, its credo should be replaced with disloyalty, cowardice, dishonesty.”

    “No organization can have a strong brand without a stellar leader and culture to foster and reinforce it. Bereft of both, the FBI’s new brand is, and will remain, corruption.”

    Read Newsmax: The FBI’s New Brand: Corruption


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  7. jeans2nd says:

    Sidney Powell on the Larry O’Connor Show WMAL today.
    At 2:25 AND 5:24 , Sidney gives The Last Refuge shout-outs.
    Woot woot!

    Most excellent interview. Sidney really really knows her stuff.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Zennalou says:

    13 Republican Senators are demanding President Trump halt all enforcement of the United States-Mexico border until they pass legislation closing an immigration loophole, a plan that would leave the border open for potentially years.

    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
    Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)
    Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)
    Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)
    Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
    Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)

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  9. Troublemaker10 says:

    World View: Russia-Israel Alliance Grows as Russia-Iran Alliance Frays in Syria


    Netanyahu’s statement, quoted above, confirms something that has been increasingly clear for at least two years: Israel’s alliance with Russia is growing, and Russia is doing nothing to stop Israeli airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria.

    That Russia’s relationship with Israel is getting closer could not have been demonstrated more clearly than when Russia openly accepted Jerusalem as Israeli’s capital and on June 14 attended a celebration of Russia’s Independence Day at a reception being held in Jerusalem.

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  10. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Liked by 5 people

    • WSB says:

      Thank you, patrickhenry!!!!

      No one seemed to cover this today. Our FLOTUS is so lovely, and a wonderful greeting. King Felipe is Really tall!!!! Nice looking group photo! Queen Letizia just lovely

      Amazing that POTUS keeps such a full schedule. He seems to so enjoy it!

      Liked by 4 people

  11. duchess01 says:

    H/T to The Conservative Treehouse – Analysis of IG Report

    More Pain Is On The Way, This Will Not End Well For The Deep
    State – Episode 1595b (Analysis and History of Illegal Immigration)

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  12. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  13. sunnydaze says:

    Didn’t even know Occupy Wall Street was still a thing. They camped out in the middle of many West Coast cities for a couple years, then finally left.

    But I guess they’re still around, now calling for murdering ICE Agents.


    Liked by 3 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      Not sure why TGP ever called this a “joke”. The word “joke” has been removed from the article and title, but still appears in the link.

      Seems like pretty clear instructions to me. Wonder if it’s been censored by Twitter yet.

      Liked by 1 person

    • sunnydaze says:

      Oh good. They just showed the tweet on Shannon Bream’s show.


      sheesh between this and defending Ingraham (from the silly Hogg boy) to day in no uncertain terms, maybe there’s hope!

      Liked by 2 people

  14. big bad mike says:

    Why is everybody focused on children being enclosed with wire partitions? The same wire partitioning that millions of Americans work in every day. Looks like either Folding Guard or Space Guard. Designed to guard and protect these children. What a joke that people are falling for this crap sandwich. There is no common sense left in America anymore. BTW – Laura Ingraham, Brian Kilmeade, Joe Walsh, etc.etc. fell into the Dems trap today. All they had to say is 55 Million American born babies have been separated from their mothers since Roe v Wade and none of the bleeding heart Libtards said a word about it, except for Daley Democrat Lipinsky from the SW side of Chicago. The only difference is their Dead and the illegal children are watching movies and eating popcorn.

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  15. G3 says:

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  16. sunnydaze says:

    Starbuck’s is closing 150 U.S. stores this year, about 3 times it’s usual. I can’t find a list of the locations, but the CNN Money article say’s they are in “mostly urban areas” . Then adds that are too many urban stores anyway. haha.

    Starbucks.com is totally *spinning* this as a Positive Move to investors….of course.


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  17. Pam says:

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  18. George says:

    How many American children have been separated from their parents from drugs pouring across the Mexican border?

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Cathy M. says:

    Horowitz testified in the joint Congressional hearing to the House Oversight and House Judiciary that the FBI never, at any time, assigned a case name (title) for the Hillary email criminal investigation.

    I’m a retired federal Special Agent w/ over 2 decades of service. I never heard of such a thing.

    In the 2 agencies I was employed, the Special Agent is required to title the case to officially open a criminal investigation. The case name is always the name of the primary suspect (person or business’name). In the Clinton email investigation, the case title should have been Hillary R. Clinton.
    The S/A was also required to have an approved opening Report of Investigation (FBI’s are “Memos”) within 5 days of the case opening.

    S/As are not permitted to serve administrative subpoenas, apply for criminal search, arrest or seizures warrants, etc without having an approved open case. All subpoenas, warrants, etc must be attributed to an open case. The primary purpose for this is to aid against S/As abuse of their authorities.

    So, why did the FBI not entitle the investigation? Why did the FBI give everybody & their brother immunity; sat on & did not review Weiner’s laptop contents; destroyed evidence (laptops), co-defendants present during Hillary (primary suspect) debrief; changed “gross negligence” to “extremely careless” (which have the same definition, BTW); usurped the AG & decided on their own to exonerate her while, at the same time, item -by-item publicly announced how she did, in fact, violate the law(s); All leading the investigation were “I’m with Her” people, etc?
    All of those actions are unheard of in federal criminal investigations.
    Hmmmm.- Oh! Oh! Oh!, Could it be- Obstruction of Justice.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I do believe those are all points we should be watching for as this proceeds. It would be good for the committee to ask about these things when they are questioning these lunkheads.

      Liked by 2 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Those are some great questions, CathyM.

      Thanks for the info, too…good stuff.
      Great comment!

      Liked by 1 person

    • sunnydaze says:

      Can’t wait to hear your contributions as this proceeds, Cathy M.

      Liked by 2 people

      • evadouglas says:

        Absolutely. Cathy M., keep us posted, this kind of insightful commentary contributes greatly to Sundance’s reporting.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Cathy M. says:

        Sundance usually beats me to the punch most every time I am about to post something. (I’m a one finger typer).
        So, I now generally post items that a person that are not a fed LEO would know.


    • Perot Conservative says:

      And conspiracy?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Cathy M. says:

        Yep, goes without saying when 2 or more persons conspire to commit an illegal act.


        • Perot Conservative says:

          Which doubles the SOL to 10 years in many cases?


          • Cathy M. says:

            I believe the underlying charge in this case would be https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1505
            1505 has it’s own conspiracy component.
            If so, a separate charge/conviction of conspiracy would be an additional up to 5 yrs incarceration.
            “Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.”

            But you are correct in that some conspiracies in furtherance of certain crimes carry up to ten yrs imprisonment,


            • Perot Conservative says:

              A legal type here said it doubles the statute of limitations (SOL) to 10 years from the last crime.


              • Cathy M. says:

                Sorry, I misinterpreted your “SOL” as “Shiite Out of Luck” ;-0

                That automatic doubling the SOL to 10 yrs is a bit misleading.

                Generally-Federal criminal laws, with few exceptions, have a 5 yr statute of limitations by which an indictment must be obtained.

                Conspiracy law works a bit different. The SOL is still 5 yrs BUT:

                Say, on Jan 2, 2016 2 suspects working together smuggled drugs into the U.S. just one time & never did it again. They can be prosecuted for smuggling & conspiracy to smuggle. Prosecutors must obtain the indictments by Dec 31,2021. They can even indict 1 day shy of the 5 year SOL running.

                On the other hand-
                2 or more suspects smuggle drugs into the U.S. every 4years 11months commencing in 1999 & continue to do so once every 4 yrs (each load occurring just shy of the of 5 yrs from the last load) through 2010 (or whatever). These suspects can be prosecuted for every single one of those loads If they are indicted before the 5 yr SOL runs in 2015.

                Sorry if that’s not clear. I have a durn cockatoo screaming in my ear.


              • Cathy M. says:

                If you’re interesed . . .
                Conspiracies and Continuing Offenses:

                Statutes of limitation “normally begin to run when the crime is complete,” which occurs when the last element of the crime has been satisfied.

                The rule for conspiracy is a bit different. The general conspiracy statute consists of two elements: (1) an agreement to commit a federal crime or to defraud the United States and (2) an overt act committed in furtherance of the agreement.

                Conspirators left uninterrupted will frequently continue on through several overt acts to the
                ultimate commission of the underlying substantive offenses which are the objectives of their plots. Thus, the statute of limitations for such conspiracies begins to run not with the first overt act committed in furtherance of the conspiracy but with the last.
                (That’s as long as each act is committed just shy of 5 yrs from each other.)

                Concealment of the criminal plot after its completion is considered a natural component of all conspracies.

                The above are excerts from
                This is an abridged version of the above longer report, without the footnotes and citations to authority found there, CRS Report R41223, Federal Conspiracy Law: A Brief Overview,


    • G. Combs says:

      Thanks CathyM.

      I hope Sundance upgrades your comment to an article. It certainly opens up a lot of questions.


  20. G. Combs says:

    Notice that President Trump is using a multi-prong attack on the illegals/Mexican border problem. (We are still 6 months from elections)

    1. Bring it up repeatedly in the news stressing crimes committed.

    2. ASSIGNING BLAME to the correct party. Sec. Nielsen does a wonderful job of assigning the illegal problems TO CONGRESS.

    3. Deploying National Guard to the border.

    4. AG Sessions has changed how the system works. Instead of first in- first out. (Meaning stale old cases are tried first) He is now using Last-in First-out. This means those freshly caught are the first tried and therfore DO NOT GET RELEASED INTO THE USA under the 20 day detention rule. Since many are multiple offenders it should goe pretty fast. (HMMMmmm Five time border crosser, multiple deportations — DEPORT… NEXT)

    Sessions has also sent a lot more judges and prosecuting attorneys to the border to handle the cases. He is adding 35 assisting United States attorneys at the border to prosecute illegal entries and moving 18 supervisory judges that don’t have existing caseloads to the border to expedite cases. It will be about a 50% increase in the number of immigration judges.


    • G. Combs says:

      Earlier Mercenary complained:
      “By law, Trump cannot deploy military inside the country. “


      That is not quite true.

      “….Titles 10 and 32 represent the United States Codes (USC) that authorize the federal armed forces (Title 10) and the National Guard (Title 32)…..”

      MILITARY PAPER (2007):
      Starting at page 84 (more recent history)
      The US Army and Mexican Border Security, 1982–2005
      ……By 1995, the border population reached 10.6 million. However, there were still major problems. At the forefront was the continuing influx of illegal aliens and the explosion in drug smuggling.20

      The recommitment of US Army forces to the Mexican border began gradually in the early 1980s with the passage of the Defense Authorization Act of 1982. To help the military assist law enforcement in the War on Drugs, the act relaxed certain rules pertaining to the Posse Comitatus Act.21 Under the heading “Military Cooperation With Civilian Law Enforcement Officials,” the new law allowed the military to operate and maintain military equipment on loan to Federal law enforcement agencies, train law enforcement officers, and report and share information on criminal activity. According to Dunn:

      During the 1980s the military was called on to take a new and expanding role in antidrug efforts in the border region, one which centered on providing high-tech equipment and conducting surveillance operations and training exercises. The Defense Department was apparently slated to become extra ‘eyes and ears’ for civilian agencies engaged in drug enforcement activities and, at least on occasion, in playing this role it also aided immigration enforcement efforts on the border.22

      It should be noted that while this new statutory exception to the Posse Comitatus Act greatly enhanced the military’s capabilities in the War on Drugs, it did not allow Active-Duty military personnel to directly participate in law enforcement activities.23

      By the mid-1980s, illegal drugs were still pouring across the Mexican border, prompting a massive response from Federal law enforcement. In 1986, the US Government launched Operation ALLIANCE to help stem the flow of illegal drugs from Mexico. The United States military played a key role in this endeavor, helping with airborne surveillance, equipment loans, and training. In 1989, as the War on Drugs heated up, a new act further expanded the military’s role in law enforcement. The 1989 Defense Authorization Act allowed the military to lend equipment to state and local law enforcement as well as foreign law enforcement units involved in the War on Drugs. The new law also allowed the US military to operate its own equipment for the campaign.

      In 1989, Joint Task Force-Six (JTF-6) was established to further assist in President George H. W. Bush’s War on Drugs. The new headquarters element “was established to serve as the planning and coordinating operational headquarters to support local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies within the Southwest border region to counter the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. JTF-6’s original area of operations consisted of the four border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas—a land area of more than 660,000 square miles.”24 Along with the formation of JTF-6, the Secretary of Defense declared the War on Drugs a “high-priority national security mission.” The Pentagon promptly responded to the new “high-priority” mission, sending both Active and Reserve personnel to the border. US military support to local law enforcement quickly expanded. According to Dunn:

      [The new missions] . . . took myriad forms in the U.S.-Mexico border region. These included conducting small-unit and long-range reconnaissance patrols in hard-to-cover areas; providing, deploying, and monitoring electronic ground sensors, providing intelligence support; clearing brush and improving roads along the border; training law enforcement personnel in intelligence analysis and survival skills; providing air transport of law enforcement personnel in interdiction and eradication efforts; staffing listening and observation posts; using remotely piloted reconnaissance aircraft; staging military exercises in suspected drug trafficking zones; conducting radar and imaging missions; providing operational planning assistance and providing DOD personnel to develop data bases as well as mapping and reconnaissance folders for Border Patrol sectors.25

      With US military forces committed to so many missions along the border, it was only a matter of time before they encountered Mexican criminal elements. On 13 December 1989, 50 Active-Duty Marines conducting a training exercise with the Border Patrol near Nogales, Arizona, stumbled onto a gang of Mexican drug smugglers. When the horse-mounted smugglers fled, the Marines sent up a flare and were immediately fired on by the Mexicans. In response, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Marines to return fire. Although no one was injured in the ensuing gun battle, the Marine flare started a fire that eventually burned 300 acres of a federally protected forest. According to Dunn, “These were the first recorded shots fired by active-duty military personnel on the border in drug enforcement activity.” He concluded that “this episode escalated the level of confrontation on the border between smugglers and law enforcement officials and was a dramatic departure from past practices, although subsequently the military purposefully sought to avoid such armed clashes.”

      Additional laws were passed by Congress in the early 1990s to strengthen the military’s role in the ongoing drug war. Dunn points out that these new laws “pulled the military farther [sic] into the domestic front of the War on Drugs, effectively relaxing the Posse Comitatus restrictions even more. It specifically mandated that the military conduct training exercises ‘to the maximum extent practicable’ in drug-interdiction areas in which smuggling into the United States occurred or was believed to have occurred. This definition clearly implicated the U.S.-Mexico border region.”27….

      In January 1997, a soldier from the 5th US Special Forces Group shot and wounded a Mexican drug smuggler near Brownsville, Texas, after the smuggler fired on his observation post…..

      Like the border missions conducted in 1850s and 1870s, the US Army in the early 20th century found that inert defensive positions and patrolling alone could not prevent hostile bands from crossing the border and wrecking havoc on the United States. Military officers in the early 1900s realized, as did their predecessors, that the best tactical response was to launch counterraids and hot pursuits across the border. Once the political decision was made permitting the US Army to cross the border, the raids decreased significantly. Reminiscent of the particulars concerning Diaz in the 1870s, the US Army and US Government ultimately persuaded Carranza to police his own border, thereby ending the proliferation of raids into the United States. “

      (I suggest starting to read at page 86 of 110)

      So AS USUAL we have been gaslighted by the Yellow Stream Media. Unless the laws have changed drastically which I doubt, the active military CAN be used in the War on Drugs. It is technically a DECLARED WAR. 😉

      Also as I recall Obummer eroded Posse Comitatus restrictions even more in preparation for Hillary’s Reign in the former USA.


  21. Perot Conservative says:

    Have I missed any investigations?

    Here are the Investigations I have, shorthand.

    I. Horowitz / Huber
    1. McCabe Firing (Short) – FINAL
    2. Clinton FBI / DOJ Process – FINAL

    1. State Department
    2.* Over 50 FBI Agents leaking; and taking bribes
    3. FISA Abuse
    4.* Missing 37,000 Page-Strzok texts
    5. Clinton Deleted Emails / MYE – reopened
    6. Uranium One / HRC Process – should we have dug deeper?
    7. Presidential Election – SpyGate
    8. Mueller Special Council

    II. Arkansas, Cody Hiland PAttorney
    9. Clinton Foundation – Grand Jury Impaneled

    (Pay to Play, taxes, personal gain? focus while HRC SOS. $140M.)

    III. Limbo – Plea Deal -JULY 3
    Awan brothers / DWS laptop / DNC

    Notes: Huber started working outside DC at least by mid November, 2017.


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