August 16th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #574

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1,415 Responses to August 16th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #574

  1. sunnydaze says:

    Great political ad. Needs waaay more views:

    Liked by 12 people

  2. rumpole2 says:

    A President saddled with a recused AG is akin to a boxer fighting with one hand tied behind his back… just sayin’

    Liked by 6 people

  3. I was pleased to get an email today from Lara Trump requesting my contact information to help keep the campaign connected with their base.

    This is an excellent pro-active more that decouples them from dependence on any platform.

    Here’s the link in case you aren’t already connected with the new GOP.
    https://action.donaldjtrump.com/sign-up-for-updates

    A theory about the conservative purges.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. phoenixRising says:

    Senate doesn’t have time to confirm President Trump’s nominees, but
    they have time to stab him in the back – GOTV in November…

    Liked by 4 people

    • phoenixRising says:

      Sorry, but our FAKE NEWS media is “the enemy of the people”

      Liked by 7 people

      • kea says:

        100% agree phoenix!!!!

        They lost the trust of the people and the way they are going about it I doubt people will come crawling back.

        Liked by 2 people

      • peace says:

        Every single paper that joined the anti-Trump train today exposed their liberal bias and they proved that they are indeed the enemy of the people.

        Liked by 1 person

        • dallasdan says:

          I would describe their op/eds as more a confirmation of gross liberal bias than an exposition. I laugh when I see the comic book-sized editions of their newspapers when compared with years’ past.

          Liked by 2 people

          • piper567 says:

            dallas, ab the time I canceled my local rag, it had indeed been reduced to nearly comic book dimensions.
            the newspapers are in SUCH trouble.
            And they do not learn.
            Mine hired an anti-Trump Editorial Page Editor right before The Election, who dropped acidic comments into editorials which had nothing to do with Trump or The Election.
            I was just one of many who said whoa…WTH?

            Liked by 1 person

            • dallasdan says:

              I delight in watching their demise. I am convinced they are broken beyond repair and will drag themselves into financial ruin, becoming candidates for acquisition by persons who will seek to make them respectable.

              Like

              • piper567 says:

                dallas…I hope you are correct.
                One of the Seattle papers went to online only 3 yrs ago…the other is unreadable.
                ours down here in the boonies was good until ab 5 yrs before The Election.
                They keep telling themselves electronic access is the future…and are putting their eggs in that basket.
                I do so hope their business are co-opted by Conservatives rather than entirely closed.

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        • pyromancer76 says:

          Their’s is not a liberal bias. It is an all-out communist war against our country. They are trying to gang-up because they have been shown to be so pathetic, ridiculous, and programmed. 6 families — 19 billionaires are using this forum to try to get their purposes – not American purposes — pushed through. I hope they all hang — eventually.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Popular dictionary.
      US Senate = a bunch of cowards who love their freebies and privileges but can’t raise their hand to benefit America and Americans. A political body consisting of professional nincompoops with very, very few exceptions, highly susceptible to bribing and other forms of corruption.

      Liked by 1 person

    • KBR says:

      Senators are dependent upon and scared of “the press.”

      They are just kissing up.

      Like

  5. kea says:

    Exclusive– David Clarke on Omarosa: ‘What a Rat Bastard’

    https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/08/15/exclusive-david-clarke-on-omarosa-what-a-rat-bastard/

    LOL

    Also good point

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  6. Liked by 4 people

    • phoenixRising says:

      I’ve a feelin’ tomorrow is going to be an interesting day…
      and not exclusive to Manafort trial…
      Potus is makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice…

      Liked by 2 people

      • Another Fantastic Friday coming up!

        Liked by 3 people

      • Joseb says:

        DOJ has a 97% conviction rate.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Robert Smith says:

          302s 😉

          Liked by 2 people

        • Dutchman says:

          Eliminate guilty pleas without trial, like Flynn, etc. because of bankrupting defendant.
          How many cases, THAT WENT TO TRIAL, and resulted in conviction?

          In all the cases Mueller has done so far, seems his prosecutors have very little trial experience, as the make amatuer mistakes, are unprepared, etc.

          I think they are ‘spoiled’, and can’t prosecute a case without, yes ILLEGAL investigations, followed by UNETHICAL prosecutions.

          Our system is DELIBERATELY set up to advantage the defendant. The idea is, which would you rather have; 100 guilty people going to jail, along with ONE who is innocent, or 100 guilty people ‘getting off’, but no innocents going to jail?

          Our system is set up to STRIVE for the latter. Hence, burden of proof is on the STATE, must ring guilt beyond REASONABLE DOUBT, and there are a # of other things written into the rules and procedures, to benefit the defendant.
          Therefore, NO WAY we should be seeing such high conviction rate, without either/both illegal investigative techniques, prosecutorial misconduct.

          So yes, the system is rigged, crooked, dirty, whatever.

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        • AZ18 says:

          Can you please provide a source for the 97%.

          Like

  7. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 08/15/2018 and 08/16/2018

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/

    Liked by 3 people

  8. anniefannie says:

    Watching Tucker and couldn’t help but chuckle. Tucker was interviewing Poindexter from Revenge of the Nerds (can’t remember his name but he is so much like the doofus Poindexter character) who made the statement that PDJT taking Brennan’s security clearance was depriving him of making a living. Call me crazy but is that not a blatant admission that Brennan needs the clearance to earn his keep at MSLSD?

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  9. linda4298 says:

    In a series of tweets, Hayes set out to prove that Brennan is indeed just “a political hack”:

    Stephen Hayes

    @stephenfhayes
    Replying to @stephenfhayes
    When Brennan was CIA Director, his agency presented unnecessary NDAs to Benghazi survivors — at a memorial service for their fallen comrades. An ugly attempt to silence them. https://www.weeklystandard.com/stephen-f-hayes/benghazi-survivors-given-ndas-at-cia-memorial-service-for-woods-doherty

    3:01 PM – Aug 16, 2018
    CIA_floor_seal.jpg
    Benghazi Survivors Given NDAs at CIA Memorial Service for Woods, Doherty
    Two former CIA officials who fought in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, were asked to sign additional nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) more than six months after those attacks. The two officials, who…

    Stephen Hayes

    @stephenfhayes
    Replying to @stephenfhayes
    The CIA, at Brennan’s direction, kept hidden the documents captured during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. Not coincidentally, those documents badly undermined the Obama administration position on al Qaeda, Iran, jihadism, etc. https://www.weeklystandard.com/stephen-f-hayes/the-big-reveal-the-story-of-how-470-000-documents-from-osama-bin-ladens-compound-finally-got-into-the-open

    3:06 PM – Aug 16, 2018
    tws2020-1200383
    The Big Reveal: The Story of How 470,000 Documents from Osama Bin Laden’s Compound Finally Got Into…
    On the penultimate day of the Obama administration, less than 24 hours before the president would vacate the White House, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a press release meant…

    Stephen Hayes

    @stephenfhayes
    Replying to @stephenfhayes
    In 2012, six months before the election, Brennan gave a speech claiming that Obama’s policy would lead to the “demise” of al Qaeda within a decade. It was an absurd argument at the time — more absurd today.https://www.weeklystandard.com/stephen-f-hayes/al-qaeda-wasnt-on-the-run

    3:10 PM – Aug 16, 2018
    WELL.v20-01.2014-09-15.Hayes_.jpg
    Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘on the Run’
    In the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, an elite team of 25 American military and intelligence professionals landed inside the walls of a compound just outside the Pakistani city of Abbottabad….

    Stephen Hayes

    @stephenfhayes
    Replying to @stephenfhayes
    Don’t like Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s security clearance? Fine. I don’t either. It was vindictive and petty. But don’t pretend Brennan was a disinterested, apolitical IC leader. He wasn’t. He was a hack then — and he’s a hack now.

    3:13 PM – Aug 16, 2018
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    549 people are talking about this

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    • paulraven1 says:

      “Don’t like Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s security clearance? Fine. I don’t either. It was vindictive and petty.”

      What? Go to hell. The question isn’t why Brennan’s clearance was revoked, it’s why he ever had it in the first place, or certainly why he was allowed to keep it.

      Liked by 3 people

    • The Boss says:

      Good try Hayes, you prissy wimp.
      Did your boy Bill Kristol split any of the money he got from Glenn Simpson with you?
      At the every least, you’ll be needing steady work soon. TWS is going down.

      Liked by 4 people

    • dallasdan says:

      I DGAS about Hayes’ comments or opinions. He is dead to me.

      Liked by 2 people

  10. rumpole2 says:

    FOUND HIM……

    But now he has done it….. HUGE backlash for restaurant owner… fraternizing with the possum!!

    Liked by 3 people

    • JasonD says:

      But that kind of means that his hat (I presume he left it in the car since its not on his head) must be kind of white, since they only attack allies of POTUS. If the “Possum” was one of them they would surely have done the opposite and booked out El Tiempo until the end of time in solidarity.

      So I present: Final, clear and un-refutable evidence of the colour of the hat that is hiding from sight in the car of Mr Possum!

      Liked by 2 people

      • rumpole2 says:

        I am not convinced that the restaurant guy is not standing next to a cardboard sleepy Jeff.

        Liked by 1 person

        • JasonD says:

          Better track down that company and find out how many “Cardboard Jeff’s” there are, then we can tot up all sightings of a Jeff, subtract the “Cardboard Jeff’s” from the total to see if there is a real Jeff out there. Man, this is getting hard. I can see why one can get quite sleepy when thinking about (or being) a Jeff. The Possum’s onto something after all!

          Liked by 2 people

          • rumpole2 says:

            If Jeff’s eyes are open… it’s a cardboard replica.

            Liked by 1 person

            • JasonD says:

              Yeah, I see what you did there. If the Possum is asleep by definition, then any evidence to the contrary must have an alternate explanation. Here’s hoping for an exponential increase in “Cardboard Jeff’s”. Off to buy me some cardboard futures since I’m an optimist!

              Liked by 1 person

          • JasonD says:

            By the way, I can’t “Like” a comment since not on wordpress, so take any reponse as a “Like”, unless the comment is not likeable, in which case don’t. I’m doing my head in again, off for some more ZZZZ’s.

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  11. wyntre says:

    POTUS has CANCELLED the Military Parade planned for November 2018.

    It will be scheduled for some time in 2019.

    WTF!

    Libturds complaining about the $80 million pricetag. Guess POTUS doesn’t want another negative talking point going into the midterms.

    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/402267-trumps-military-parade-planned-for-veterans-day-pushed-back-until-at-least

    Liked by 2 people

  12. IMO says:

    US military parade originally scheduled for November is delayed to 2019, Pentagon says | Fox News
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/16/us-military-parade-originally-scheduled-for-november-is-delayed-to-2019-pentagon-says.html

    Welp… reservations made still going to visit DC.

    Liked by 5 people

  13. Minnie says:

    Twitter – effective form of communication for OUR President.

    Haven’t logged into my account in months (when I realized my feed was being manipulated) but that doesn’t stop me from routinely checking accounts of POTUS, Sundance, Imperator Rex, Thomas Wictor and even James Woods.

    Geniuses, all 🇺🇸

    The hatred, disgust and TDS on display in some of the responses is nauseating.

    I now realize just howclose we are to finally hearing/seeing the truth come out.

    ALL of it.

    The closer a pig gets to market, the louder it squeals.

    God Bless President Trump and all Deplorable Americans 🙏

    Liked by 5 people

  14. kea says:

    Disney Reaffirms James Gunn Firing — Media Coverup Fails
    https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/08/16/disney-james-gunn-firing/

    Predictably, the entertainment media did its best to ignore the latest bombshell, to wish it away, to cover it up, but — and thank heaven for this — in the age of New Media, these corrupt dinosaurs no longer have that kind of power.

    I also feel like Disney knows something else about James Gunn. Something that has not been uncovered yet and that’s another reason why they can’t and should not bring him back.

    Liked by 6 people

  15. The Boss says:

    Interesting…..just posted a minute ago

    Liked by 5 people

  16. patrickhenrycensored says:

    DNC ELLISON ACCUSER TALKS TRAUMA:
    ‘B*TCH, GET F*CK OUT!’
    Drudge

    Liked by 2 people

  17. patrickhenrycensored says:

    White House To Hold Event Honoring ICE

    Liked by 1 person

    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      The White House announced on Thursday that they will be hosting a “Salute to the Heroes of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs Border Protection” event.

      The event is scheduled to take place on August 20 in the East Room in the White House.

      Liked by 2 people

      • phoenixRising says:

        This must be the news wrt ICE that someone posted this am would cause the libtards to lose it… poster did not know what exactly, just that something wrt ICE was coming…

        Hooray for POTUS.

        These folks need to be honored… they protect our security. (They also need a wall)

        Liked by 4 people

  18. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  19. phoenixRising says:

    EXCELLENT THREAD —

    Liked by 3 people

  20. rumpole2 says:

    Christopher Steele…..

    Once an MI-6 agent… always an MI-6 agent.

    Theresa May (and David Cameron) got some ‘splainin. to do.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Blade says:

    Now I remember who George Paddapoplis’ wife’s reminds me of, well, her voice anyway, She was just on the last Tucker segment discussing him possibly withdrawing his guilty plea, and I was listening but not really watching.

    Just close your eyes and imagine her saying: “You like wild things, Mr. Bond, Mr. James Bond?” ( that would be Luciana Paluzzi as S.P.E.C.T.R.E. assassin Fiona Volpe in Thunderball ). He better hope this isn’t life imitating art!

    I wonder if George has a Mustang. “You better fasten your safety belt.”

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  22. Blade says:

    R.I.P Aretha Franklin. A true American original.

    I remember a few years back, okay maybe decades, when Pepsi went hard after Coke with music stars leading the charge in a wave of new commercials. She had great one that didn’t air for very long because they shifted over to the more pop genre with Britney Spears or whatever her name was. Aretha’s was much better. I think this is it …

    Liked by 5 people

  23. Robert Smith says:

    This guy kind of meanders and says a couple of questionable things about good presidents. But he describes himself as an independent that hopes future candidates after 2024, follow in Trump’s path. Some language.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Blade says:

    Hannitus Interruptus as usual. This time over Bondi and DiGenova. And Joe was just getting out some very good points about Mueller rather than his usual bloviating indignation.

    He’s like a freaking child Hannity. All parents have to go through the stage of making your kid realize he is not the center of the universe, and to not dominate every room and situation they are in. Hannity’s parents must have been absentee or something. Seeing how he was raised with all sisters he must be making up for lack of attention. Still, a parental fail.

    But that doesn’t explain how this has continued for like 25 years. His producers, parents, wife, and even kids stand by while he makes a fool out of himself daily by demonstrating the lack of respect for others that a 6-year old child has for others. Every person connected with him is at fault after this amount of time. It is peer review malpractice.

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  25. Senator Burr puts Brenna in a tight box here. It’ll be interesting to see how Burr’s role evolves as the narrative becomes too visible to stonewall:

    “Director Brennan’s recent statements purport to know, as fact, that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power,” Burr said Thursday, questioning why, if Brennan’s assertion is based on actual intelligence, it was not included in the unclassified intelligence assessment released in early 2017.

    “If his statement is based on intelligence he has seen since leaving office, it constitutes an intelligence breach. If he has some other personal knowledge of or evidence of collusion, it should be disclosed to the Special Counsel, not The New York Times,” Burr said. Burr added that Trump has the “full authority” to revoke security clearance if the statements were “purely political and based on conjecture.”

    Liked by 4 people

  26. Harry Lime says:

    It’s that time again. New Intellectual Froglegs has been posted. I won’t post it here because it will probably get its own main thread shortly.

    Liked by 3 people

  27. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  28. phoenixRising says:

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  29. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  30. phoenixRising says:

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  31. patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • KBR says:

      “It constitutes an intelligence breach.”

      But unfortunately, since H. Clinton’s extremely major intel breaches have been OKAYED and NOT PROSECUTED, the precedent has been set that Intelligence breaches are not considered as even misdemeanors anymore.

      You can get into more trouble with a broken signal light on the back of your car than with a breach of TOP SECRET US INTELLIGENCE.

      Law and order? Just for the little people.

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  32. phoenixRising says:

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    • Angry Dumbo says:

      Awesome point, SD. To paraphrase, MSM cannot get to the truth about spygate because to do so would reveal their complicity.

      To this end (imho), the clamp down on outside news sources is a vain attempt to stifle further investigation into spygate, fisa, fusion GPS, and botched FBI Clinton investigation. MSM can’t investigate themselves without admitting their involvement. MSM needs PDJT’s impeachment even more than the Uniparty.

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  33. phoenixRising says:

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  34. treehouseron says:

    If Gates was proven on the stand to be a liar and a cheat and to have cut a deal with the prosecution for immunity, isn’t it pretty reasonable to think you can’t trust what he says or that he may be lying about this, just as he was lying about that?

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  35. treehouseron says:

    This is such a great point I’ve been thinking about for 2 years now. How come there are no comedians that can playfully, poke a little fun at the President? It has to just be all evil hatred. Here’s a funny one.

    Liked by 2 people

    • KBR says:

      I don’t think it is funny.

      Mainly because it did not happen.

      However THIS was definitely very funny:
      Obama locked out of White House Cursing with Biden laughing – YouTube

      Like

  36. Marygrace Powers says:

    Trump Administration Nearing Deal With Mexico On Revised NAFTA — But Issues With Canada Remain/

    By Don Lee
    Los Angeles Times
    Aug 16, 2018 Updated 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON

    “The Trump administration is close to striking a deal with Mexico on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, analysts said, but thorny issues are yet to be resolved with Canada, the third party in the trilateral pact.

    Reaching an agreement with Mexico would mark a breakthrough for the administration after a year of roller-coaster talks and tension with its longtime North American trading partners. President Trump has frequently threatened to withdraw from NAFTA, linked the renegotiations to his call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and slapped tariffs on Mexican and Canadian steel to apply pressure to make concessions.

    But both Mexico and the U.S. have strong incentives to push through a deal quickly. Mexico wants to lock in an agreement before its new leftist president takes office, and the White House is keen on achieving a win on trade ahead of the midterm elections.”

    https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_599976db-fea0-540a-a95b-6e3e924fc1a0.html

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  37. Blade says:

    What is wrong with these alleged allies of ours countering the leftists “First Amendment” argument or the collusion of 200 newspapers today? On all the shows, Tucker, Hannity, Ingraham and Lipgloss Barbie Breem they are clueless about effective communication. President Trump himself is missing a golden opportunity to set the record straight. Here are the correct answers …

    CNN and the other networks are First Amendment protected members of the press. WRONG! These Enemedia networks have nothing to do with the First Amendment and are not the press. They have an illegally privileged monopolistic position that keeps out everyone else from transmitting into the homes that they dominate and any efforts to block these networks transmission would be greeted as piracy and be prosecuted. What they are is DNC-TV, unregulated unlicensed political action committees running (D)emocrat-Socialist commercials 24/7/365. And yes, Fox News is GOPe-TV with some rare exceptions.

    If the DNC and GOPe set out today to form television channels they would pale in comparison to the existing Enemedia. And they wouldn’t bother since they would be highly regulated according to existing rules and whatever their goals would be are already met and exceeded by the Enemedia. What needs to happen is that the FCC and other regulators simply apply the same rules that allow them to ban violence, bloodshed like murder, Carlin’s curse words, child or adult pornography and many other things to political campaigning disguised as news. Assign substantial backbreaking fines for violations and then the system will self-correct with non-leftists reporting politicking violations on CNN etc, and leftists reporting on Fox violations. This has gone on so long that is has become normalized. No party should have a monopoly on TV’s in every household that has a TV. Yet that is exactly what transpired ( thank McCain and the other politicians that destroyed the Broadcast, cable, TV and Radio universe by allowing mergers galore and yielding to lobbying by the same perps ).

    200 Newspaper editorials are fighting to save the First Amendment from the dictator President. WRONG! President Trump is using his First Amendment to call the press out as biased and partisan. The Enemedia would love to be immune from criticism, especially high profile criticism from a President reversing the lay-down-and-die tradition of his predecessors. But they are not immune and are in truth attacking the First Amendment themselves by complaining about the President using the First Amendment. Typical leftist hypocrisy and projection.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Excellent Blade.
      Please take over to new thread for tomorrow.
      Must be seen, and folks will not be coming here after midnight.
      Thank you for your posts… they are always on point.

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  38. Timmy- the-Ute says:

    CNN is already making excuses for Mueller for the failure of the first trial against Manafort by promising that the 2nd trial will go better.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mueller-has-3-times-the-evidence-for-next-manafort-trial/ar-BBM1RoS?li=BBnbfcL

    Like

  39. Blaze says:

    TRUMP right now on Fox speaking on the rigged witch hunt…= BOOM!

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