August 20th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #578

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1,433 Responses to August 20th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #578

  1. Troublemaker10 says:

    Positive change.

    Excerpt:

    Titans star Jurrell Casey made headlines during training camp this year, when he told the media that he would continue to do what he did “last year and the year before that.” Which was to “peacefully” protest at the end of the national anthem, by raising his fist.

    However, on Saturday, Casey offered a surprise twist to his end of anthem routine. Instead of raising a fist, the three-time Pro Bowler saluted at the end of the Star-Spangled Banner.

    After the game, Casey explained his reasoning for the change.

    “I’m trying to make sure I use my platform the right way and find different ways we can use this platform in a better way,” Casey said. “Not necessarily just as a protest but also helping the community out and trying to find solutions that we can get involved with using the platform.”

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    • yy4u says:

      It Jurrell is serious, he should get in touch with President Trump who clearly wants to help the disadvantaged in the black community get out of the downward spiral into which Democrats have thrust them in order to keep them coming back to “the company store”. POTUS is willing to listen as he clearly showed when he commuted the sentence of the woman who’d been in jail 21 years. Nobody wants Chicago. Nobody wants Detroit. Nobody wants Flint Michigan. We all want our black sisters and brothers to achieve and prosper. They can’t do it, however, if they remain in thrall to the Democrat Party, the same party that is now replacing them with illegal immigrants who take jobs for wages Americans cannot accept. We have lowest black unemployment in history. Black teens are getting entry level jobs. We need more of that not a return to Obama’s “let them eat cake and we have a SNAP card to buy the cake so long as they vote for us”.

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  2. I have no idea what the Manafort jury will decide. However, the special council is clearly in panic mode. They are leaking like a sieve.

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    • Dutchman says:

      “The special council is leaking like a seive ” Are they? Who’s to say the ‘leak’ that Mcghan spent 30 hours interviewed by Mueller team CAME from Mueller team?

      Story doesn’t hurt DJT, as it just shows his unprecedented cooperation. But, it has a detail (30 hours) which is specific, and may not even be accurate.

      And another one bites the dust! Can you say “leak investigation”?

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  3. phoenixRising says:

    THREAD — click on tweet

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  4. Dora says:

    I can hardly wait. (Sarc)

    ===

    Chelsea Clinton says she has not ruled out running for office

    Daughter of Bill and Hillary says a move into politics in future is a ‘definite maybe’

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/20/chelsea-clinton-says-she-has-not-ruled-out-running-for-office

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  5. phoenixRising says:

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    • Publius2016 says:

      junk science…he was already selected to Federal Court…look at judicial record, fool… Head Clown Schumer was for Executive Power in 1998, capitalism and too big to fail bailouts…now, he’s a Socialist?

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    • phoenixRising says:

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Rosie has a THREAD

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      • cjzak says:

        It always blows me away how little the cost in tax dollars ever bothers these clueless Dems. Then the steam starts to come out of my ears over how angry they make me. They just don’t care how much money they waste in pursuit of their anti American agenda. The Mueller fiasco is a shining recent example of complete waste of tax payer dollars and it goes on and on like they have all the free money they want at their disposal and they have no case to be made after all this time. Now they have gone off on tangents that are ridiculous and not even close to the original reason and SC was called in the first place. Pfft. More steam every time I think about this incredible waste on the Congress’s part for no reason or benefit to American taxpayers at all.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Gee Chuck. Now you know how Devin feels!

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  6. Publius2016 says:

    Go back to Original FISAs…the coup plotters were caught! remember Vault 7… remember all the “pings” from Trump Tower … not rocket science! Special Counsel was brought in as Deep State Think Tank Black Ops weapon… they only have terror left! End the Witchhunt!!

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  7. phoenixRising says:

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    • Golfbro11 says:

      Mark Levin has a chapter in Liberty and Tyranny that really goes into detail on CAFE standards and how many lives have been lost to car accidents. Its a great read for anyone interested in the topic.

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      • Question for Golfbro (love the handle):
        Did Mr. Levine, (the so-called “Defender of the Constitution”), make the constitutional point that there is no (like “zero”) authority in the document giving Congress the authority to deal with the subject of “transportation” for the nation as a whole? or did he simply say the CAFE standards, as imposed, are dangerous?

        He’s good on so many points, but I sure wish he really were a “defender” of the Constitution instead of writing a book to sell which tells how he would AMEND it.

        The problem is not that the CAFE standards we have are bad. It’s that they should not exist at all…lawfully or constitutionally!!

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        • Golfbro11 says:

          He makes the general argument that CAFE standardsshould not exist because they are not constitutional. The broader context is about how the Administrative State (in this case EPA) have really usurped constitutional and congressional authority.

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        • snarkybeach says:

          it was part of the discussion on Sunday’s show about how the Commerce clause has been perverted to encompass every bad big government idea EPA, Education, Health care etc.

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  8. phoenixRising says:

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  9. Publius2016 says:

    what is going on…no STRAWS??? this is like paying for air, fools! straws are fun and make drinks tastier…the amount of plastic pales in comparison to the waste of ground water and energy for drink spillage…please think of the children!

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  10. Avi says:

    i doubt a Nazi like Herr Müller and his band of 17 dems would investigate the dems even if ordered to

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Sure they would. They would just clear them, destroy evidence afterwards, and give immunity to make sure future cases couldn’t be made.

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  11. agentcommonsense says:

    I stumbled across this blog called “Trumpet Hillary 44 ” A pro Hillary turned pro Trump.

    OMG He/She is so over the top so obsessed with anger toward CTH/ Us people who comment on CTH and Q-Anon that He/She writes what would be interesting reads if not for cray cray about the above, every couple sentences he can not help himself and has to stop and call CTH nuts and commenters dopes, stupid. dumb, and other derogatory names..
    Seriously at first I was pissed now it makes me laugh.
    Anyone know what the deal is ?

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    • Dutchman says:

      Hmm, didn’t read, but such harping on CTH; are they a ‘lurker’, or a frequent poster, ON CTH? Inquiring minds want to know.

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      • agentcommonsense says:

        The person who writes the blog isn’t a commenter here he just is really crazy obsessed with all of us and Sundance.. Like I said its so over the top it is now funny. He takes a perfectly good read and out of the blue he just stops and rambles on about

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      CTH Derangement Syndrome, and 98 advertisements.

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    • 17CatsInTN says:

      Yes. I followed them for a while. I believe the blog is run by two liberal women who originally supported Hillary–hence the 44, Hillary for 44th President–against Obama. Then eventually became more or less became Trump supporters.

      I think they believe their commentary is well researched and fact based, but I found far too much opinion pieces for that to be wholly true, though I do agree facts were thrown in from time to time.

      I quit following them a few months ago for that very reason. They occasionally posted a derogatory comment about CTH. Then it started to be more frequent. I responded to one of their comments and then let them go. WAY too much vitriol for differences in opinion AND deliberately distorting facts and info. No time for that kind of tripe, whoever it comes from.

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    • TakeBackOurRepublic says:

      I went over there for a quick read. They are venomous name callers. There is no way they can be Trump supporters. I’d put money on it that they are Media Matter paid shills.

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  12. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Publius2016 says:

      President Trump selects the best! he wanted Robert L. Johnson of BET fame, but was turned down…its not about minority status but ability…look at total Team of Patriots…top to bottom best in History!!

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  13. phoenixRising says:

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  14. Mandy says:

    Came across this while perusing the Schwikert twitter linked above. I somehow missed this bit of very good news, thought I’d share in case others missed it as well:

    https://www.westernjournal.com/judge-reverses-hands-trump-big-daca-win/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=PostSideSharingButtons&utm_content=2018-08-20&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons

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  15. Trumpgirls says:

    Juan Williams makes serious corruption charges against Trump Admin.
    http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/402575-juan-williams-trump-weaves-web-of-corruption

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  16. Publius2016 says:

    such a complete joke and so SAD for a TRUE Reagan Republican Revolution Thinker!

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    • Ray Runge says:

      My current % chances are: 1) Hung jury, 60%
      2) Guilty, 25%
      3) Not Guilty, 15%

      Tomorrow the Hung Jury will increase to 75%. Insurance companies and bookies have a difficult job.

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  17. phoenixRising says:

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  18. phoenixRising says:

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    • PotP says:

      Looks like other agencies are worried about ICE invading their turf.

      They wouldn’t have to worry if they weren’t corrupt.

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    • rashomon says:

      Emanuel needs some of those ICE experts in Chicago as the shootings among gangs just go on and on and on with Rahmbo not having the foggiest how to halt the mayhem He has lost credibility with his police force because of his history of dumping on them when they use force against the minorities who threaten violence.

      The increased police force hasn’t helped; the youth keep gathering on the edges of conflicted territories late at night into the very early morning as if to taunt. No brains, no forethought. HeyJackass! reports 226 shot and wounder in August to date with 40 homicides. This does not include car-jackings, break-ins, unarmed assaults and robberies often committed by those seeking drug money.

      Eighty-seven percent — 87% — of these crimes are never solved as the community won’t cooperate when they can identify the perp. The southside needs a border wall.

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  19. phoenixRising says:

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  20. Publius2016 says:

    still no Las Vegas Parkland Orlando Seth Rich etc… footage but in Genoa:

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  21. phoenixRising says:

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  22. agentcommonsense says:

    According to its last FEC report at the end of June, the RNC had more than five times as much in the bank as the Democratic National Committee. WHOOP !

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  23. phoenixRising says:

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  24. thedoc00 says:

    After re-reading several long ago discussion on CTH and other websites regarding the prevalent use of “contractors” by the Obama IC, I did some further reading.

    Consider under the Bush administration, Blackwater was used to provide physical security for CIA locations as well as some diplomatic missions. Immediately after Obama was elected, including; the installation of Clapper, Brennan and Clinton, the politically correct decision was made to fire Blackwater and publicly discredit the firm. This essentially left CIA installations and diplomatic missions totally unprotected or foolishly relying upon “local hires” for physical security. In short order there were insider attacks, raids and assaults on CIA stations, Benghazi and other diplomatic missions. Then a new batch of politically favorable contractors were hired to include contractors working within the IC. There is more dirty laundry to be aired on the Obama executive than the cabal against Candidate/President Trump.

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  25. Publius2016 says:

    Look at American Greatness! Billionaire sacrificing for his country, an immigrant First Lady, and an example of our American future!!

    Liked by 9 people

  26. phoenixRising says:

    Did Brennan Admit to Using Reverse Targeting to Spy on the Trump Campaign?

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  27. phoenixRising says:

    Thread – click on tweet below

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  28. MagaKathryn says:

    I no longer have TV, so limited knowledge about what’s out there – sorry there is just too much info, and I’m not tech savy like you folks. However, Sundance ran that article and clip about Rachael Maddow’s interview with John Brennan on Friday, August 17, 2018. Hope everyone takes the time to go back and watch Brennan’s interview and spreads the news.

    First off, Sundance did a previous article about Steele’s testimony (he included a screen shot) where Steele admitted to having contact with several media outlets. Idiot Rachel Maddow thinks she’s protecting Brennan and keeps pressuring Brennan to talk about him being approached by two MSNBC reporters in September of 2016 ….. Brennan breaks down and tells the story (all staged). Again, IDIOTS! Maddow and Brennan basically confirmed Sundance’s reporting that Steele was peddling the fake dossier to the media prior to the election.

    Secondly, at the end of Brennan’s interview (again idiots), Brennan states that he didn’t see the actual dossier until December of 2016 (obviously lying) …. here’s where it gets real interesting …. Brennan then says that the dossier because a “hot topic” with the CIA, FBI, NSA and DNI and that they decided NOT to include it in their community intelligence assessment report, as the dossier was not intelligence and not substantiated!

    Brennan basically threw Comey and the FBI under the bus, as it was already used to get the FISA warrant in October 2016. This confirms that the FBI used, according to Brennan, material that was not intelligence and not substantiated to get a FISA warrant.

    Brennan also stated that it was added as an appendix and something about how more needed to be done to substantiate ….. Bruce Ohr?

    I’ve never followed Brennan’s statements on TV, so I have no idea what he has said before, but he is definitely trying to cover his bases …. so many dots …. Comey did the same thing in his interview with Bret Baier when he claimed that he didn’t know who paid for the dossier – he made himself look like an idiot on purpose, because he knew the FBI intentionally withheld that information from the FISA application.

    Key is this “hot topic” meeting(s) that Brennan revealed between the CIA, FBI, NSA and DNI … who knew what? Of course we all know that they all knew everything!

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  29. PotP says:

    Jeb Bush’s audience is being shadowbanned!

    This is an outrage!

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  30. phoenixRising says:

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  31. phoenixRising says:

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  32. Troublemaker10 says:

    Poll: Lou Barletta and Bob Casey in Dead Heat in Pennsylvania Senate Race
    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/20/poll-lou-barletta-bob-casey-dead-heat-pa-senate-race/

    Excerpt:

    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) are in a dead heat in the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to a poll released on Monday.

    A Commonwealth Leaders Fund poll found that Sen. Bob Casey leads by only two points, with Casey at 47 percent, Barletta at 45 percent, and 6.1 percent of Pennsylvania voters undecided. The poll had a 3.6-point margin of error, making the Pennsylvania Senate race a virtual toss-up.

    The poll also weighted heavily for a significant Democrat turnout that outpaces previous “Democratic waves.” The poll suggested that Democrats will have a five-point turnout advantage over Republicans. However, if Democrat turnout drops below five percent over Republicans, the Commonwealth suggests it could spell trouble for Sen. Casey’s chances of getting re-elected.

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  33. 17CatsInTN says:

    So, little tidbit that makes you go hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Went to a local county fair on Saturday. In our wanderings back and forth to make sure we went through all the buildings/exhibits, etc., of things we wanted to see, we passed by the Democrat sign up booth, probably at least 5-6 times or more. There was never anyone there engaged in conversation. They had 2-3 people manning the booth, but that was it. I never saw anyone stop by. Maybe it was their conspicuously displayed “Love Trumps Hate” sign that did it. Snicker…. 😉

    As to the R booth, never came across it, so can’t speak to their traffic.

    Now, bear in mind this is rural country. so that may have a bearing on the situation, but all I know is we went by it numerous times throughout the afternoon and not a soul was ever there.

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    • Dutchman says:

      There you go, a perfect snapshot of the midterm elections. The DEMS trying, to further their aims, but getting nowhere.
      The Repubs not trying, and sitting on their cash, refusing to invest it to support MAGA Candidates.

      Their rationale is flawed; when you have a 5-1 $advantage, SPEND it in districts where “you don’t think you can win” (their rationale) so your opponents have to spend their limited $ in districts they otherwise would not.

      If you have an advantage, USE it!
      People say mitts daughter is MAGA, and is doing a great job heading RNC; BULL! Actions speak louder than words, this is as traitorous to POTUS and as much a betrayal to the base as McConnell’s Pac, financing ads against MAGA candidates like Corey Stewart and Kelli Ward, painting THEM as being anti-Maga.
      Barstuds, I HOPE it backfires.

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    • singular says:

      Well 17cats, when I had a booth at the county fair here in C.en. Il. for the organization for which I worked, I realized people were at the fair to eat butterfly pork chop sandwiches and lemon shakeups, go on rides and otherwise just have a good old time. Our information got No attention, and it was free.

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  34. phoenixRising says:

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  35. Donna in Oregon says:

    One of President Trump’s 2016 opponents is running for the Senate in New Mexico….

    Gary Johnson jumps into race for Heinrich’s U.S. Senate seat
    By Dan Boyd / Journal Capitol Bureau Chief
    Published: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 3:32pm
    https://www.abqjournal.com/1208890/gary-johnson-makes-it-official-hes-running-for-u-s-senate.html

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  36. SwampRatTerrier says:

    FYI
    And Brennan has taken the bait
    Trump is Not Trying to Silence Brennan, He’s Using Him as a Political Foil
    Posted by Kemberlee Kaye Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:00pm

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  37. phoenixRising says:

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  38. Bull Durham says:

    It gets crazier and funnier by the day:

    John Bolton, Russian dupe.

    Dems are digging for ties between Bolton and Marina Butina, gun advocate, accused of ‘something’ cooked up by the Tyranny in DC to continue the psychotic Russophobia.

    Bolton!!! Old double agent John Bolton. I always knew that moustache was a fake.

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/08/20/571778/Marina-Butina-Reveal-Boltons-ties-with-Russian-agent

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Iran is just waiting for the hammer to drop.

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      • piper567 says:

        Robert, I read this as …waiting for the hummer to drop…
        got excited there for a second, ha!
        Saw my Assyrian friend yest afternoon, he’s in constant contact with relatives and friends inside Iran.
        Says the economic realities are impacting a broader range of demonstrators daily.
        He is for the return of the Shah son, and says a huge movement exists, and much communication has to do with reinstalling a King…hmmmm.
        it is fascinating.
        @HeshmatAlavi

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    • Blind no longer says:

      Is this for real??? They are going to all wind up in the psych ward if they keep this up! They’re beyond delusional…psychotic maybe..but they have really, really lost it now!

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  39. Sneaky Pete says:

    Cool. Giuliani taunts and mocks Brennan:

    Rudy Giuliani
    ‏Verified account @RudyGiuliani

    To John Brennan: Today President Trump granted our request (Jay Sekulow and me) to handle your case. After threatening if you don’t it would be just like Obama’s red lines. Come on John you’re not a blowhard?

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  40. phoenixRising says:

    truly revolving doors !!!

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  41. phoenixRising says:

    THREAD

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  42. Robert Smith says:

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  43. NJF says:

    Another great walk away vid.

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  44. phoenixRising says:

    Sundance has article up on Thai prostitute’s recordings… calls it

    …This is VERY interesting, actually a MASSIVE FIND by Ziiggii, and simultaneously an apropos signal of the collapsing narrative.

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    • Blind no longer says:

      Thanks!!

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    • Dutchman says:

      At a certain point, doesn’t the term “collapsing narrative” become more than a little,…..silly?

      Don’t you have to first HAVE a narrative?

      It’s like someone who wanted to build a building, on an empty lot, but couldn’t get the financing or permits. And we’re calling that STILL vacant lot, a “collapsing building”?

      “False narrative”

      “B*llsh*t narrative”

      I’m SURE we can come up with something better than “collapsing narrative, to describe something that never was? Fantasy narrative, mirage narrative,…?

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    • phoenixRising says:

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  45. Robert Smith says:

    Attribution to the huge Chinese surveillance state. No mention of spys on the US side.
    Hi HilldaBeast! Hi DiFi!

    China’s Dismantling Of CIA Spy Ring Highlights Growing Dystopian-Like Surveillance State

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22952/chinas-dismantling-of-cia-spy-ring-highlights-growing-dystopian-like-surveillance-state

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  46. G3 says:

    Fox News always uses a less than complimentary photo of President Trump with a green background side by side with “official” headshots of world leaders and heads of American Departments- (like Brennen in front of American flag).

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  47. SJM says:

    August 18, 2018
    The CIA Owns the US and European Media

    Paul Craig Roberts

    FTA:
    William Blum shares with us his correspondence with Washington Post presstitute Michael Birnbaum. As you can tell from Birnbaum’s replies, he comes across as either very stupid or as a CIA asset.

    When I received my briefing as staff associate, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which required top secret clearance, I was told by senior members of the staff that the Washington Post was a CIA asset. Watching the Washington Post’s takedown of President Richard Nixon with the orchestrated Watergate story, that became obvious. President Nixon had made too many overtures to the Soviets and too many arms limitations agreements, and he opened to China. Watching President Nixon’s peace initiatives water down the threat level from the Soviet Union and Maoist China, the military/security complex saw a threat to its budget and power and decided that Nixon had to go. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy had resulted in far too much skepticism about the Warren Commission Report, so the CIA decided to use the Washington Post to get rid of Nixon. To keep the clueless American left hating Nixon, the CIA used its assets in the leftwing to keep Nixon blamed for the Vietnam war, a war that Nixon inherited and did not want….MORE:
    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/08/18/the-cia-owns-the-us-and-european-media/

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  48. Raffaella says:

    It continues to Tomorrow…….

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    • PInky1920 says:

      I do not envy these jurors; been in that chair more than a few times. It is a huge responsibility and sadly, some jurors don’t give a rats a**. I’d like to think I was able to help deliver justice when I had it in my power to persuade others to agree what I believed was true. It amazed me that some people are just not listening, and don’t even care.

      No idea how this ones gonna go, not crazy about Manafort, but they’re destroying him because they can, and criminals like the Clinton’s walk around scot free.

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