August 6th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #564

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1,126 Responses to August 6th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #564

  1. Gil says:

    Its hot outside. Its hot “in here.” A constant barrage of threats, insults, assaults. Not impossible to keep up, but certainly exhausting.
    And the Lion keeps pace even steps ahead of the rest! POTUS said things are moving, just taking a bit longer.
    I am patient but SOONER than later, please!

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  2. Blade says:

    Was watching the idiot Kilmeade substituting for Tucker, uggh. He is an ex-sports broadcaster/commentator, and it still shows. Low-IQ is an understatement. Of the few few brain cells God gave him, he spent most of them on useless Sports trivia, the remaining few will not get him on Jeopardy. “LeBron is not a dumb man, neither is Don Lemon” What a pandering putz.

    Anyone notice the Fox News sneaky hit job on Kobach appearing in the news crawl at the bottom of screen? I just saw it again on Hannity. Paraphrasing …

    “President Trump endorses controversial SoS candidate Kris Kobach … but polling is tight … Kobach led voter fraud commission which was dissolved …. judge struck down Kobach proof of citizenships, ordered legal education for Kobach … White House aides and (R) Governors reportedly counseled against Trump endorsing Kobach because he is too hawkish on immigration”

    Fox News is part of the Enemedia, just more passive-aggressive in tactics. Even during Tucker’s show, the most rational of their shows and the only one unafraid of tackling the big issues of Illegal Aliens and Firearms and they still insert the propaganda onto the screen.

    We really need to identify the SOB writing and typing in the text for that crawl and the backstory for how this occurs. All our attention is spent parsing the words coming out the mouthes of the talking heads while these backroom propagandists have free reign to type anything they want straight into TVs in millions of homes across the land.

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    • WSB says:

      Not even coherent. How awful. I believe I saw Kobach in a wonderul interview on Lou Dobbs tonight.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      I saw that crawler too and had the same reaction…

      Liked by 4 people

    • TrumpsterinPa says:

      Kilmeade is a Bush lackey. Honestly, while I can’t say he’s anti Trump, his loyalty has always been the Bush Family. Primarily, W…who had Brian to his golf and vet events and gave him access to numerous interviews. My guess, he sensitive to Trumps thrashing(deservedly so) of the Bush administration. Perino and Rove are obviously the Bush water carriers, but Kilmeade is right up there. Think he mentioned the young Bush running for office. Anything he say’s about Trump, I’ve taken with a grain of salt.

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    • bflyjesusgrl says:

      Someone said the truth the other day about Fox. We have some of our favorite pundits/commentators that are definitely team MAGA. BUT the News Division is not. That’s why we’re seeing the anti-Trump chyrons creep in on Tucker, Hannity, etc. it’s coming from the news department. I’ve been noticing the crap creep on the website too, also more lefty guests on the talk shows til I can’t watch anymore. Even sweet Shannon Bream won’t push back anymore, she’s definitely changed from a few months ago.


  3. Lucille says:

    Thread by @_ImperatorRex_: “1. An astonishing interview with @DevinNunes , where he gives us a ‘heads up’ on the imminent release of unredacted FISA ‘and other corroborating material’.

    Related reading…
    Putin’s Secret Services
    How the Kremlin Corralled the FSB
    May 31, 2018 By Andrei Soldatov

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    • WSB says:

      Excellent read, Lucille. It seems Putin has made some decisions with unintended consequences. I often wondered if Putin also wanted certain oligarchs or operatives stopped in their tracks. A bit too much of the Wild West in Moscow.

      Liked by 2 people

      • smartyjones1 says:

        Putin is a man of the oligarchs. He aspires to be one. He’s there because they deem him the person to serve. Not quite the head if the five crime families in NYC but close, very close.

        Putin is however no fool. He noted in Helsinki his knowing “a little” about putting together “dossiers.” Harkened back to his KGB officer days but was that all it was? Media ignored it.

        He’s getting off the losing side though. We haven’t heard the last about how that dossier was made in the Kremlin. Watch.

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  4. L4grasshopper says:

    Getting very little media play, probably because it didn’t go good for Mueller today in the Manafort trial.

    Gates is on the stand. Gates admitted under questioning that he committed crimes with Manafort.

    Gates testified that he and Manafort had 15 foreign accounts they did not report to the U.S. government, and knew that was illegal.

    “Mr. Manafort requested I make wire transfers from the foreign accounts,” Gates said. “At Mr. Manafort’s request … we did not disclose the foreign bank accounts.”

    Gates at no time offered any corroboration or documentation to support his allegations that Manafort made any of the requests. It was solely “I say so” for every single one of his allegations. The prosecution did not present the Court with a single document to support a single one of Gates’ allegations of Manafort involvement in what Gates is admitting to.

    Gates also admitted he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort.

    After dismissing the jury, Judge Ellis laid into prosecutor Greg Andres for what he saw as unnecessary questioning about the motivations of billionaires involved in politics in Ukraine.

    “These people are not like any Americans,” Andres said, after Ellis for the second time invoked the Koch brothers and George Soros for comparison. “These people are oligarchs, and that means they control a segment of the economy based on the government’s allowing them to do that,” Andres said.

    Ellis cut in, laughing: “That makes it even clearer to me that it doesn’t have anything to do with the allegations in this case,” he said. “It throws dirt on these people. They may deserve it; I don’t know and I don’t care.” It’s irrelevant, the judge added, to whether Manafort reported and paid taxes on the money they paid him.

    It seems that Mueller’s All Stars have pissed the Judge off numerous times already, and continue to do so.

    I presume Gates returns to the stand tomorrow. No idea how much longer the Prosecution questions him. But the cross examination by Manafort’s team should be entertaining 🙂

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    • H.R. says:

      People have reported here on CTH that Manafort’s lawyers are very good. Tomorrow may be Showtime! indeed.

      But, if so, we won’t get any reporting from the YSM of a Mueller team lambasting.


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  5. budmc says:

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

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  7. LBB says:

    Former FCC falsified cyber attack.

    “Pai said in the statement he was “deeply disappointed” that the FCC’s former chief information officer (CIO), whom he pointed out was hired by the prior administration and is no longer with the agency. Pai said the former CIO provided “inaccurate information about this incident to me, my office, Congress, and the American people.””

    From The Hill

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  8. Golfbro11 says:

    Do the Manafort Trial is ongoing. And Mueller has been going after Trump Jr through the media of late. I don’t think President Trump takes to kindly to the attacks on his kids by the Special Asshole. So perhaps he is going to unredact the FISA right in the middle of the trial to not only lead to the end of the investigation but to thouroughly embarrass the Special Asshole. Trying out a new nickname for MuleHead. Hope it’s not too offensive.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Not offended by the second word, totally accurate, but there’s nothing SPECIAL about Mueller, he’s JUST an asshole!


    • Dutchman says:

      Actually, I’m in no hurry for the (ellis) manafort trial to end, enjoying seeing the prosecution show everyone just how incompetent they are.
      I’m beginning to suspect Ellis will enter a directed verdict.
      That is, when state ‘rests’, Ellis will tell defence “there’s no need for you to present a defence, as the State has failed to meet its burden. Jury is dismissed, and all charges against the defendent dismissed.


  9. phoenixRising says:

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  10. phoenixRising says:

    Rex has a THREAD – click on tweet

    Liked by 4 people

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Fox News was on in the background.

      Covering another protest with Anti Fa, forget who the right wingers were.

      Who does the info babe get to offer eye witness accounts?

      Why, Ford Fischer, of “Just happened to be in right place at
      the right time in Charlottesville” fame.

      I smell a set up. Anybody else detecting similar odors?

      Liked by 1 person

      • andrew1979 says:

        come on, you know it was an honest, local, grassroots movement that sprung up 100% organically from concerned and – did i say local? – citizens…it was not contrived whatsoever. our democracy is at stake and you’re selling me tinfoil!



    • smartyjones1 says:

      Damn great insights from Rex.


  11. He will die alone in jail…… I hope

    I guess if he has a cell mate that would be OK too….. 🙂


  12. Ivehadit says:

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  13. jeans2nd says:

    Devin Nunes updates the FISA Investigation. A little new stuff here. We still need those 20 pages un-redacted, and the Ohr 302 reports. Time to write/call the White House.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Deplore Able says:

      If only Hannity would STFU.

      Altered 302s relate to Gen Michael Flynn, not Bruce Ohr.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dutchman says:

        I think there are a while list of 302’s, filed each time FBI agents questioned ohr.
        I know it’s difficult to keep up with all the details of all the conspiracies, but the one 302’a are potentially a big deal, as the interviews occurred AFTER the election, IIRC.


    • Carl says:

      Sean, shorten the opening monalogue! It is too long and you often play the same dang awful clips we’ve seen a million times—for instance, Madonna “I’ve thought an awful lot…” Ugh! Be like Bill; Keep It Pithy!! Then you’ll have more than these puny five minute segments to devote to your most important guests!

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  14. Dutchman says:

    Friggin spellcheck doesn’t like O-h-r name, now. And changes whole to while, or else I mistyped on this stupid phone.


  15. Dutchman says:

    I know it’s been said by others, but things are definetly coming to a head!

    And I feel confident, cause VSG is projecting a lot of confidence!

    I get the feeling he’s been working to get all the pieces in place, and recently crossed some kind of threshold, and now he’s ready to rock.

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