August 1st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #559

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1,199 Responses to August 1st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #559

  1. Troublemaker10 says:

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  2. andyocoregon says:

    They deleted the first copy off YouTube, but I found another. This is funny, IMO.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Skippy says:

    From the web just now regarding Tucker/Nunes interview tonight: (this guys good)
    Replying to @myhtopoeic
    Did you see Tucker after the first segment with Nunes? Tuck came back saying Devin Nunes is protected by some rule to show the public the memo interacted. Tuck named the rule and says he is researching further.
    1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes
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    31m31 minutes ago
    Unredacted damn word correction
    0 replies 0 retweets 1 like

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    • splat! says:

      I think it was “Speech and Debate Clause” – protected Sen. Feinstein when she entered something classified into the official Senate record Would the House rules be different?

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      • Skippy says:

        “The Speech or Debate Clause (Clause) of the U.S. Constitution states that “[F]or any Speech or Debate in either House,” Members of Congress (Members) “shall not be questioned in any other Place.”
        The purpose of the clause is to prevent the arrest and prosecution of unpopular legislators based on their political views.

        Understanding the Speech or Debate Clause – Federation of American …

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        • splat! says:

          Yes, thanks. I don’t think it would apply, I’m still looking for information.

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        • splat! says:

          Ok, I thought maybe it was relating to the Senator’s release of the Simpson/Fusion transcript in January ’18 , but apparently that was a product of Senate Judiciary Committee closed testimony, and was not specifically “classified” .
          ““The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice,” Feinstein said in a statement. “The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public.” (

          The only other thing I can find is in 2014, Sen. Feinstein gave a speech on the floor regarding CIA reaching into Senator’s computers to get information about her committee’s investigations into CIA retention and interrogation/waterboarding of suspects.

          “The senator made it clear on Tuesday that her committee believes that this internal report is of profound importance to the investigation, but in her speech, she disclosed what she said were CIA efforts to retrieve that study from the committee’s computer files, and to do so without permission or without notice to the committee or its staff.
          “That is why she spoke darkly about possible constitutional violations by the CIA – first, of the doctrine of separation of powers, because she said the CIA intrusion into committee files was an attempt to impede its inquiry, and second, of the “speech or debate clause” and the shield it provides lawmakers to outside threats. ” (

          Any thoughts from legal treepers?


  4. bleep21k says:

    9:10 pm Cuomo Prime Time is attacking “QAnon”, explaining how they are conspiracy theorist and Alt Right defenders of President Trump. Pictures from the rally last night of the Q sign holders. “…calls for action…” are being made LMAO!!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Problem with this is everyone will go to the site. It’s like showing people porn sites so they know what to avoid.

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    • bflyjesusgrl says:

      That’s their new talking point. On the Five, Juan Williams associated President Trump with the “black lunatic fringe groups, Q, and Seth Rich” at the rally. They’re trying to weaponize crazy Q supporters against President Trump. And Juan, of all people, saying Blacks for Trump are a lunatic fringe group, Disgusting.

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      • bleep21k says:

        “Black lunatic fringe groups”, yeah, so I’ve heard and I’m supposedly one of ’em, I hear it on my FB page after a great President Trump post! So be it.

        One day soon here the MAGA Cap comes out and Ima have to physically fight my way through this town – unfortunate, but I’m getting to the point where I find it hard to continue to be reasonable.

        I just noticed a day ago that the house two doors down is flying the American Flag upside down – I haven’t asked them about it – yet, but I understand that it means “distress” or possibly “political protest”.

        Gets difficult to stay detached from all this idiocy!

        MSM, particularly VFN-CNN, needs to be held responsible and simply put out of business as they are already bankrupt of any integrity or decency.

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  5. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      I want to hear Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, etc, talk about this Russian meddling being reported.

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      • blind no longer says:

        Hahaha…fakebook sponsoring fake protesters, maybe they were Russians!

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      • andrew1979 says:

        seems to me the ‘fact’ that facebook identified the fake accounts as russian thats all that will matter. they wiil say this proves their point just as when it was reported months ago that the russians created opposing groups on purpose to create division.

        i will give it to them they have constructed almost all their talking points to be interpreted in a way that “makes their case” no matter what the outcome or who benefitted or who was the “victim”…


        • stephen fenlon says:

          When I looked at the thread it was a load of Liberals calling out Trump supporters. It looks like none of them even read the article and just assumed the picture was of Trump supporters.


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    • FofBW says:

      IMO, When PT told Muller he is not his man for the FBI Muller decided then and there he was going to get PT no matter what it took.

      Good news is, that is exactly what PT expected and planned for….IMO

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      • andrew1979 says:

        exactly. i think they allowed trump to fire comey because he was a weak link. then they said hey president, here we have the greatest hero of the fbi right here to take over for comey and help you fix this fbi thing. how about it? trump says no. the next day, ok fine then we will use him as Special Counsel against you!

        if he gets hired for fbi director its continue as you were and the spying and case on trump gets to keep going. since they didn’t get that outcome they went to option two, one more extension of the FISA while we get this SC set up and away we go.

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  7. Since it is Quinniapac, Cruz!s lead is probably higher.

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    • LBB says:

      Come on TX , hold your nose and get er done.

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      • Landslide says:

        It has nithing to do with holding noses. (Most of Texas Rs like Cruz anyway) This is because Beto’s campaign has been in full swing since January. They have a stellar ground game, loads of money, and massive support. His signs are EVERYWHERE and they are texting ALL voters they can purchase cell #s for. (Yes it is legal) I have probably recieved 6 so far. I plan to do my part and get Cruz signs next week and start getting everyone I know to do the same. We can block walk, etc. but Cruz is going to have to put it in high gear. He has it in gear, but the Dems want this race almost more than any in the country.

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  8. Sandra-VA says:

    I applaud Hannity for calling out Acosta and saying he would defend him if any violence was directed toward him… and then listing off the lefty attacks against the President, his family and cabinet… BUT NOT ONCE has he mentioned that the MEDIA/Hollywood and Dem pols have whipped up a frenzy against Trump supporters which has resulted in actual violence. He even failed to mention the shooting of Steve Scalise.

    Sean Spicer was on and he started talking about it – but as usual Hannity cut him off.

    Damn it, Sean! You have a huge platform USE IT TO CALL THEM OUT for THEIR rhetoric against all of us. Call them out BIGLY! Acosta and his comrades are responsible for the violence, not us!

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  9. Cankles Clinton says:

    Sharyl Attkisson was on Hannity’s radio show today. Hannity brought up the topic that his sources say there are numerous whistle blowers in the IC that want to come forward but need a subpoena from congress. Attkisson indicated that there are both Dems and Repubs that don’t want this to happen and that even the names of some of the whistle blowers have been handed over to the DOJ.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      They will fight to preserve the system until they are destroyed. You can not expect them to just give up. Let’s face it nobody in the system like whistleblowers. The names that got handed to the DOJ are surely feeling the heat right now.


  10. Troublemaker10 says:

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  11. Troublemaker10 says:

    In the court of public opinion…


    62 percent of Americans believe that the FBI was biased in its handling of the high-profile investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of State.

    Thirty-eight percent believed that bias favored Clinton, while 24 percent thought the bias hurt the former Democratic presidential nominee.

    A similar percentage of Americans, 59 percent, said they believed the FBI also suffered from bias in the Trump probe, but more believed the president was hurt by that bias.

    Thirty-eight percent said they believed the FBI had been biased against Trump, while 21 percent said it had worked in the president’s favor, the poll found.

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  12. Bendix says:

    I thought I’d post some cold hard facts from Ann Coulter, about our immigration system and the ways it is being circumvented at our expense.
    It’s okay to read it, she isn’t knocking our president. She’s knocking the ACLU.
    There must be some old-timers in that organization, who resent what happened to it.
    They used to actually care about our Constitutional freedoms, not the “rights” of human traffickers.

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  13. 6079 Smith W says:

    What on Earth is the ‘Q” Phenomenon?

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  14. pyromancer76 says:

    I want to contribute a gift to all those AG Sessions haters and those who seem to hang onto their every word — or rant. (Sorry to whoever up-thread contributed the link to this article. I can’t hat tip, but thanks.)

    “Allow me to provide you with an alternative narrative. [From Brian Coates, EpochTimes –

    In this alternative narrative, Trump & his team enter office in January 2017 already knowing all about the Crossfire Hurricane plot to spy on his campaign. Not only did Trump and his team know about the plot, they already had a counterintelligence strategy in place to fight back against it.

    In this narrative, all the top members of Trump’s team, from CIA Director Mike Pompeo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions not only know about the plot, they are fully read into the strategy to counter it. The people coming in to run those law enforcement and intelligence agencies aren’t being taken by surprise; they went in knowing what they’d find and what they would have to do.

    Far from immediately confronting all the plotters and rounding them up in the spring of last year, which would’ve caused massive shock and upheaval, Trump’s inner circle of advisers decided on a slow rollout strategy that would preserve and protect the institutions these saboteurs had corrupted while individual plotters were slowly and inexorably exposed and then forced out.

    After all, at the end of this, you still need a functioning DOJ, FBI, CIA and State Department and so on. You have to separate all the “bad eggs” from the “good eggs” without killing the chickens and burning down the farm.”

    Now this idea of Coates’ might be wrong, but I think it is at least as plausible as continually identifying a chicken-poop, scared AG. I have always thought that our President’s calling out his AG has been both the truth — including true anger — and part of the necessary playing out of the massive number and amount of investigations.

    Americans need this anger expressed — out loud in public. This is not 64D chess or anything else like that. This is necessity. Our guys — the white hats — came into office knowing the depth of the corruption and the intensity of the stench.

    I’m willing to imagine that they have a plan and then I will try to then verify as carefully as possible. Sundance and CTH sure make verification a heady, everyday possibility that stretches one’s brain as well as stirs the emotions in an almost unbearable tangle. MAGA What a tast!

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    • Buck says:

      Yeah, that’s been Brian’s theory from the beginning.
      Brian goes by “Stealth Jeff” (as in Sessions) on Twitter. You’ll see people post his twitter remarks here from time to time.


  15. NC PATRIOT says:

    That was a good summary of how I see Q. An alternate way to get information out—especially appealing to young computer savy people.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. MAGADJT says:

    RE: The Politico story on the poll that says Biden would beat Trump right now 44% to 37%, and that only 78% of Republicans would vote for Trump? Are we really going to have to endure being gaslighted with polls again for the next two years? You’d think they would be embarrassed to do this again.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Yep. Get used to it. It’s all they got left.

      I think what is more telling is that it seems they have been pushing Biden lately to be the frontrunner Dem candidate.

      I think Obama would like to see a Joe Biden/Kamalla Harris ticket for 2020.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      lol, no.

      All these crusty old democrats aren’t going to run. That includes Hillary.


  17. thinkthinkthink says:

    God bless, protect and give courage to the heart of Dinesh D’Souza!
    This short speech was well worth the time to get inspired.

    Liked by 2 people

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