Sunday Talks: Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses Mail Bomber, Migrant Caravan and Rod Rosenstein…

Representative John Ratcliffe appears on Sunday Morning with Maria Bartiromo to discuss current events including: the mail bomb threats, and the looming central American  migration swarm at the southern U.S. border.

At the 07:00 mark in the video the subject shifts to the joint committee interview with George Papadopoulos.   Mr. Ratcliffe outlines that he has personally seen information within the classified documents that would have been considered “brady material“, evidence the U.S. Government withheld that exonerates Papadopoulos of accusations around ‘Spygate’.  Additionally, at 10:12 Ratcliffe outlines the reason why DAG Rod Rosenstein ‘backed-out’ of his scheduled testimony; and other weasel maneuvers .

Defending the Institutions

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92 Responses to Sunday Talks: Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses Mail Bomber, Migrant Caravan and Rod Rosenstein…

  1. Mail Bomber, Migrant Caravan and Rod Rosenstein… – all enemies of the Republic listed in no particular order.

    Liked by 12 people

    • mediachecker says:

      7000 votes for Democrats heading for Texas. It’s how the Dems turned CA into a blue state…expect the same for Tx.


      • Pat Frederick says:

        Texans are a different animal than Californians…expect a fight if they try it!


        • G. Combs says:

          Texas has “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”

          “…Texas Penal Code §9.31 (governing the justified use of non-deadly force) and §9.32 (governing the justified use of deadly force) are our state’s version of the Castle Doctrine. Just proving that everything is bigger in Texas, our law extends the “Castle Doctrine” beyond your residence to include your occupied vehicle and workplace….”

          (Think RANCHER and his ‘cowboys’ 😁 )

          “….Texas Penal Code §9.41 allows you to use force, not deadly force, that is reasonably necessary to prevent or terminate another’s trespass on your land.

          You still have a legal right to exclude or remove trespassers from your land; however you are limited to only using non-deadly force to do so. The use of force can have many different manifestations, from physical confrontation to displaying a weapon. Texas Penal Code §9.04 states that for defensive purposes the display of a weapon in order to create apprehension in another person is considered a use of force, not deadly force. That means if someone trespasses on your property, you may display your firearm to create apprehension that you will use deadly force if necessary. You will not be legally justified in discharging the firearm, but you will be legally justified in displaying it to “create apprehension” under the law. Only if the trespasser is committing other acts where the law states that you are justified in using deadly force would you be allowed to discharge your firearm legally…..

          What about defense of property? The use of deadly force to protect property is contained in Texas Penal Code §9.42. This section of the law lays out a couple of scenarios where you are justified in reasonably using deadly force to protect your property. The first is if someone is committing trespass or interference with your property and you must reasonably use deadly force to prevent arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime or criminal mischief during the nighttime. If someone is unlawfully on your property and attempting to commit any of these crimes, you will gain the legal justification for using deadly force.

          The second scenario is the law of recovering your property by using deadly force. Texas has a 3-prong test that, if met, gives a justification in using deadly force to recover stolen property…..”

          MORE on Texas laws HERE:


  2. There are two sets of laws in this country….one for the politicians and one for everyone else.
    We need to vote the Democrats out of office so that our president will have the votes to clean house and restore the order of law.

    Liked by 18 people

    • Milo says:

      Mr. Trump has had two years with Senate and House majorities and the Swamp is still well entrenched.

      Liked by 3 people

      • R.Shanker says:

        It is difficult to break and remake the entire system – in 2 years. Even more difficult when you are not a military dictatorship and want to actually preserve the Constitution etc.
        He has made huge progress. A lot of stuff is lining up. He needs overwhelming political power to pull it off – hopefully he will have it after the midterms.

        Liked by 26 people

        • R.Shanker says:

          lets not forget the history of “regime change”/revolution is not pretty – not full of success stories. Why?
          because it is monumentally difficult to do well. You need overwhelming power as well as a consensus from at least the majority ( ideally super majority) of the population.( to avoid an actual civil war)
          Other wise – you get a failed-state. Gangs in pick-up trucks running politics.

          Liked by 8 people

      • Mary Ann Miller says:

        Trump may have Senate and House majorities but he didn’t have very much support from them. I am hoping after Nov. election and Jan 1. 2019 it will be different.

        Liked by 19 people

        • bluezebraangel says:

          I blame some of it on us. We should have come down like a ton of bricks on republicans who voted with the democrats right from the get go.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Joyce says:

            Agreed. And when Congress made a vote of “No Confidence” his first year in office, we should have been on the phone and in person discussing that with them!

            Liked by 1 person

          • Steve says:

            You’re right, and that’s precisely why my friend, that I determined soon after the President took office and I saw the obstructionist attitude of the Republican leadership in Congress, I WOULD hold their feet to the fire for MAGA. It made me determined to “never again” vote for another RINO regardless of the outcome. I had all I’m willing to take of the McCain’s, Rubio’s, Flake’s and our Governor in Ohio Kasich’s. I won’t vote democrat, but I will never again vote for another RINO either.


      • mj_inOC says:

        If you wonder why the ‘swamp is still entrenched,’ Deplorable_Infidel’s post from yesterday explains it.

        Watch, pray, and share:

        Liked by 2 people

        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “why the ‘swamp is still entrenched,’ ”

          This is the personal website which has his book and that video presentation –

          KEVIN SHIPP
          Former CIA Officer Exposes the Deep State/Shadow Government

          “…While their Congressmen and Senators promise they will make their lives better and improve their difficult standard of living, these same Congressmen vote for billions of dollars in military and covert action programs, taking contributions from the lobbyists of connected Shadow Government military industrial corporations. The people starve while the kings shower themselves with gold.”

          Liked by 4 people

      • True. But remember that the entire Senate voted to keep the power of recess appointments from PDJT. So saying that PDJT has had 2 years of a Senate and House is misleading (IMO). If it wasn’t for the denial of recess appointments then Sessions would not be AG. The “firewall” would be gone and the threat of impeachment from “obstruction” would be gone. Things would be very different.

        Liked by 12 people

        • Thanks Mr. Turtle………..

          Liked by 1 person

        • Craig D says:

          Regarding anotherworriedmom comment at October 28, 4:04 pm – I agree fully regarding the Republican Senate blocking Trump’s ability at recess appointments. Not one Senator voted to give the President recess appointments. This clearly identifies RINO’s, and GOPe’s. Trump is on his own. Welcome to Washington Mr. President (and they don’t like outsiders).


      • chooseamerica says:

        Our great president is gutting it from the inside out and weakening their infrastructure. Cutting regulations, appointing conservative judges and supreme court justices, decreasing welfare and food stamps to name just a few. He’s also greatly diminished the effect of the weaponized media. Additionally, he’s getting people on their own two feet with the improved economy.

        My bet is that as he continues this multipronged approach, the swamp will be drained and he’ll have the support of the nation…not just us.

        Look at how large and effectual the walk away movement gathering this weekend is. Notice the young african american conference this week. Look at Candace Owens blexit movement.

        Sprouts are growing roots everywhere.

        Patriots, the best is yet to come. Arrests will be made in God’s time, not ours!

        Liked by 7 people

        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “Arrests will be made in God’s time, not ours!”

          So true. God has ordained the institution of human government since Genesis chapter 11

          Genesis 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
          8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

          Romans 13:1 ¶ Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
          2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

          3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
          4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

          He took a little over 200 years to split the continents apart, now Satan constantly seeks to disrupt God’s plan, such as with these massive migrations.

          1Chronicles 1:19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother’s name was Joktan.

          Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

          Liked by 3 people

      • L4grasshopper says:

        Please tell us how RINO Senate gets anything done when Dems have fulibuster 🙂

        Liked by 3 people

        • stablesort says:

          Republicans shouldn’t let the Democrats ‘phone in’ the filibuster, they should make the Democrats physically hold the floor until they drop from exhaustion and then Republicans hold the vote and win with a majority.

          Better yet, the Republicans should face the reality that no party will ever have much more than a bare majority and that is the way it is going to be forever. At least, the Republicans should stop angering their voters; don’t sugar coat your failures with ‘bipartisan’ Christmas wrappings.

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      • Paul says:

        Trump needs 60 votes in the Senate to move legislation forward because no Democrats want to create jobs, seal the border, lower taxes, purge government corruption. It is remarkable what has been accomplished with the thin majorities he has. Want more change faster, get more MAGA people elected ASAP. Get the vote out for this election to help him move forward.

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        • stablesort says:

          “Trump needs 60 votes in the Senate”

          No he doesn’t, he needs 51 votes and he has them. Kavanaugh’s confirmation has demonstrated that. It’s the Republicans who are holding up the legislation with the assistance of the Democrats.


      • Amy2 says:

        They were majorities in name only.

        Liked by 3 people

      • starfcker says:

        Yes, but look at that picture of Rosenstein, Ray, and Ryan. And think, they could all be gone by January. Heh heh heh

        Liked by 2 people

      • progpoker says:

        Half the electorate supports or is clueless of the Swamp and at least half the majority of the House and Senate is Swamp! Or, haven’t you been paying attention? Do you think President Trump should have fired Senators and Congress Critters??

        The impatience shown by people is laughable. Grow up folks. This Country is in dire straits and it’s gonna take a long time to correct things, if it’s even possible.

        Liked by 5 people

      • dd_sc says:

        Because too many Republicans – particularly in the Senate – are anti-MAGA globalists to some degree.

        2018 – vote out Democrats
        2020 – re-elect Trump, vote out RINOS

        Trump’s 2nd term could be epic with a pro-MAGA Congress.

        Liked by 3 people

        • GB Bari says:

          “2020 – re-elect Trump, vote out RINOS”

          Certainly sounds good. There are, however, a few considerations….

          Just voting for the Democrats in the general election races would effectively vote OUT the RINO incumbents, but of course that would be pouring gasoline on the fire and is an absurd idea. Thankfully no one here in CTH suggests that option.

          But where do we find pro-MAGA candidates to VOTE IN who are well-funded, have a clean, irreproachable background, with a proven or verifiable track record? Voting an entrenched, well-funded incumbent OUT isn’t easy, but it is a lot easier than voting the right person IN.

          The reason those ideal candidates are more difficult to find is because there isn’t any promise of fabulous wealth. We don’t want them being enriched by the Leftwing Diversity Cabal, the Globalist Cabal, any foreign entities, the CoC lobbyists, or promoted by the Deep State Media. But those criteria unfortunately probably eliminate 90% (IMO) of the pool of candidates willing to run and get smeared by the media. Just something to bear in mind as we keep repeating the rhetoric “vote out the RINOs.”


          • elmo says:

            Primaries is when to fight the RINOS, not this mid-term election. We have only another year to find new Maga candidates for 2020. We should’ve been looking for them already so they can be made ready to withstand the negative onslaught.


            • Julian says:

              Trump found the MAGA candidates to get rid of several RINOs.

              Out RINO Orrin Hatch (Utah).

              In: MAGA Mutt Romney (Utah).

              Out: RINO Jeff Flake (Arizona).

              In: MAGA Martha McSelly (Arizona).

              Out: RINO Bob Corker (Tennessee).

              In: MAGA Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee).

              What more do you want Trump to do dispatching RINOs from the Senate and replacing them with MAGA Patriots like Romy, McSally & Blackburn.


      • Diana Allocco says:

        And look what Mr. Trump was able to accomplish with the entire global cabal fierce against him.

        Liked by 7 people

      • tdaly14 says:

        Took decades for our Government to become the Swamp, and you’re complaining it’s not all undone in two years? He’s only the President, not dicatator.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Pa Hermit says:

        Well now we know exactly who is the swamp and who isn’t! It’s our job to get rid of the critters as they come up for re-election! POTUS is taking the masks off of the GOPe.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Bert Darrell says:

        Milo, how disingenuous! The senate included McCain and Flake, two democrats fro m Arizona pretending (badly) to be Republicans. Trolling much, or starving for true information?

        Liked by 1 person

      • Exfiltration of Wealth says:

        Milo: Your statement referencing “majorities” makes it clear that you are ignoring or ignorant of the fact that there are as many “Rs” that are deep state as “Ds”…..


      • thedoc00 says:

        You obviously do not recognize that a substantial number of the Republican party (especially in the senate)are swamp dwellers who collaborate with democrat party to sustain the status quo. Those Republican swamp dwellers have just realized the democrat party want to eliminate them as well, so they will slow the president to protect themselves and neutralize their democrat opponents.


      • mugzey302 says:

        We can’t vote in or vote out the entrenched, entitled swamp rats in the bureaucracy. What do you propose?


        • SteveT says:

          As a start, introduce a bill to have term limits for both houses. It almost certainly won’t pass, but everyone voting against would expose themselves and move to the top of the RINO list. We would, at least, have a list of people to replace in 2020.
          Politics shouldn’t be a career option and this would remove people who live off all the corruption over decades.



    • snellvillebob says:

      It starts with the FBI and DOJ so we will finally have honest people to investigate and prosecute.

      Liked by 6 people

    • CM-TX says:

      Add a third tier… illegal aliens. Our criminal laws don’t apply to them.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “vote the Democrats out of office so that our president will have the votes to clean house”

      In this video at about 0:03:15, Mr. Farrell comes right out and claims that Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is the person responsible for obstructing much of the reform and investigations needed. We do have the majority in the House of Rep. and do not need assistance from the (D) party for any legislation, etc., unlike the Senate.

      Liked by 5 people

      • mashall says:

        Paul Ryan the “Speaker” is silent because he has “Criminal knowledge” along with all of the Gang of Eight. They are just banking on American keeping its head up it’s “Sports and Entertainment A**” Remember when Ryan said we should let unvetted Warzone Muslims and Illegal Aliens into our the US?
        He used a giant nothingstatement ….”That’s not who we are….”

        Liked by 1 person

      • RJones says:

        The criminal if this is right is Sessions. He’s not getting off the hook if he’s part of the conspiracy.


      • Craig D says:

        Reply to Deplorable_Infidel at Oct.28, 4:06 pm – I agree that Paul Ryan was undermining the President at every opportunity. And remember, Rience Priebus (Ryan’s close friend) was selected by Trump to be Chief of Staff. Ryan and Priebus both worked against the President. How Trump survived this treachery is amazing.


        • elmo says:

          Exactly, both houses’ swamp critters of both parties are obstructing any and all investigations to hide their own criminality! Despicable.


  3. woohoowee says:

    Defending The *Corrupt* Institutions


  4. Grandma Covfefe says:

    So true.


    “The atmosphere of hate and division is largely the result of Democrats’ inability to admit they lost an election. It’s been a two-year nervous breakdown that would be hilarious if it weren’t so dangerous.”

    Liked by 20 people

  5. Anne says:

    I think Mr John Ratcliffe can be an excellent AG in replacement of Jeff Sessions.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Phil Free says:

    I love Ratcliffe’s last line — “ can’t fix stupid — but you can vote it out of office.”
    You got that right .. 😀

    Liked by 21 people

  7. Curry Worsham says:

    “Why was that meeting [with the DAG] postponed?”
    “He wanted a little more time.”

    Liked by 13 people

    • sundance says:

      Liked by 4 people

      • starfcker says:

        Stealth Jeff indeed. About as worthless as real Jeff.

        Liked by 6 people

        • RJones says:

          Come on guys. This feud is not productive. Both sides of this have a legitimate point-of-view. One will be proven correct soon enough. Until then, let’s stay friends. We’re all on the same side here. We all want the scum cleaned out of the DOJ and to see traitors get Justice. I do not see Trump being satisfied with anything short of success. If SD is right, it’ll take longer than if SJ is right. I’m leaning in the direction of SD, but praying and hoping SJ is right. I would note that is SD is right, Sessions is traitorous scum and an integral part of the conspiracy. If SJ is right, he’s a hero. We should all hope for the best and fear for the worst.

          Liked by 3 people

  8. Jane Smith says:

    Every one of these last minute events are the Deep State trying to prevent a Red Tide on Nov 6.

    They are frightened that the Republicans will hold onto the House and Senate.
    They are frightened that President Trump will become even stronger.

    They don’t want to be held accountable for their illegal actions and are doing all that they can to keep out of jail.

    Expect more…there are still 9 days to go.

    Liked by 10 people

  9. Attorney at Law says:

    Trump is one man up against an entire establishment filled with corruption overflowing. I’m impressed by what he’s accomplished thus far. Here is a man who WON even with the FRAUD against him, can’t you not say IMPRESSIVE?!

    Liked by 12 people

  10. Zippy says:

    The far worse than Watergate scandal behind spygate will never be revealed or prosecuted because it would rightfully call into question every case that has been prosecuted using similar assets of the FBI, IC, DOJ and etc. They richly deserve to lose all credibility but they won’t, at least not OFFICIALLY via released, declassified documents.

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  11. Some good confirmation of two things:
    1) “Obama DOJ and FBI” began investigation of so-called “collusion” based on Papadopoulos role. Likely earlier sometime in the spring of 2016–perhaps March/April. BTW, he seemed to infer that there was FISA involvement–perhaps a FISA warrant using Papadopoulos?
    2) Exculpatory evidence withheld from the courts which would support Papadopoulos claim to void the plea deal.

    Ratcliffe has been superb in these interviews. His characterization of the swamp rats at DOJ and FBI as “Obama’s DOJ and FBI” is a very good description and we should use that as a talking point.

    Anyone interested in Spygate should take the time to listen to this one.

    Liked by 6 people

  12. Jim in TN says:

    Rosenstein is in a position to be a good witness against the conspiracy.
    When did they first approach him?
    What did they argue?
    Layout the timeline. Etc.

    Unfortunately it looks like that would be testifying against himself. No other reason why the conspirators would be threatening him with distortions of there meeting, fraudulent charges contemporaneously memorialized Comey style.

    They were brainstorming. Discussing ways to go after Trump. Considering all options. Even ridiculous options. And developing material to use as blackmail against him should he not go along.

    Full public prosecution of the leadership is the only way we will ever clean out this den of thieves.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. hard masada says:

    B4 invading foreign force gets here (in live 180 miles north of the border, AZ) we need to send more then 800 here and 1200 Military people here; it needs to be Brigade size with Mechanized units and since it’s desert and mountainous terrain it’s perfect for the wars of today. Maybe bring some NATO partners for training and we can call it War Training. The border is home to the largest Air Force/Marine training range

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  14. Can we give Maria a 5-hour slot? The rest can rotate as substitute teachers. What EXACTLY does she do with her eyes at 10:27 lol?

    So the whole ball of wax rolls to Graham in the Senate in the event (Gd forbid) of a flipped House. That promises to be totally schizophrenic with impeachments proceedings happening simultaneously in the other chamber. Gotta vote folks.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “What EXACTLY does she do with her eyes at 10:27 lol?”

      Spreading some tear fluid around because she is wearing her contact lenses. I would suggest she start using some compatible lubricating drops, or use them more often.(*)

      (*) I am not an optometrist and have never played one on TeeVee.

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  15. Patty FromTexas says:

    This guy’s creepy smile put me off. It just did, and I don’t know why. I’m weird…


  16. dd_sc says:

    Rep. Ratcliffe seems like a pretty straight shooter. Too swampy to replace Sessions as AG after the midterm?

    Would prefer that Trump go outside the DC Beltway for a new AG, but realistically, I don’t see the Senate confirming an outsider. Even with a red tsunami mandate in November.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. JX says:

    They may think they’re defending institutions, but they’re destroying them.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. TigerBear says:

    Exactly right, you can’t fix stupid, but you can vote it out of office. Almost strangled on my coffee when he said that. 😄

    We are building up a serious red tsunami, and not just for the house and senate, but in state and local elections too!! 👍🏽👍🏽😄

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  19. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “other weasel maneuvers”

    Joe diGenova on Mueller Wrap Up

    Joe diGenova on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall (10/22/2018)

    Paraphrasing some highlights here:

    At about 2 minutes – The Sessions/Rosenstein will go down in history as two of the worst officials in DOJ history.

    At about 4:15 Rep. Goodlatte is feckless for caving to Democrat pressure on how to conduct a hearing.

    At about 5:30 – Rosenstein has committed perjury on numerous occasions. He cannot handle the questions by Rep. Jordan and Rep. Meadows, which is why he does not want to face them in a hearing.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. vikingmom says:

    Best post I have seen on the caravan – going to be my standard question from here on out for anyone in support of letting them all cross the border…

    “If Socialism is so wonderful and Capitalism is so evil why are all of these people marching north to the US instead of south to Venezuela?”

    Liked by 5 people

  21. CNN_sucks says:

    According to TGP another caravan is already forming heading north. What the hell these organizer trying to do? Create a mayhem? PDJT should start suing these organizer and starve them of taxpayers money.


  22. iwasthere says:

    This guy is AG material.


  23. mashall says:

    Triumph Wins Election and Ryan Retires….

    Liked by 1 person

  24. RJones says:

    All this craziness leads to a conspiratorial mindset, in which almost anything seems possible. For example, I’m starting to wonder if that NYT piece about Trump’s dad and his taxes was meant to convey to Trump that Mueller has now gone through Trump’s finances and has something of substance he can pull out if Trump pushes forward. Everything was rolling forward and information was coming out, it all looked like we were going to end up dismantling DOJ/FBI. Now, it’s stalled and gummed up. Could be it was unavoidably drug out and go too close to the election, or DiGenova is right and it was intentionally drug out due to feckless/complicit leadership, or – now- maybe they finally dug up something on Trump. Maybe we need a deep throat or ANY group of Republicans somewhere that actually give a crap about the country….or is that too damm much to ask of the narcisists that populate DC? The one thing we do know is Trump isn’t going down without a fight. God bless him.


  25. David Vicknair says:

    Ratcliffe would definitely recognize Brady material when he sees it. Withholding Brady material is serious prosecutorial misconduct. And with the makeup of Muller’s team we should not be surprised. Methinks that Papa-D and his new lawyers eventually have the pleasure of watching Mueller and team roasted on a spittle. One can only hope…

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  26. Rex70 says:

    A.G. Ratcliffe, PLEASE! Immediately after the immediate firing of Sessions and Rosenstein immediately after the Red-Wave midterms. Time is of the essence with these seditious individuals that have permeated our highest offices of government, and an A.G. Ratcliffe would be immediately qualified and confirmable–and immediate ready to wade into The Swamp to help Trump kick the drain open. Love Rep. Ratcliffe and see a much larger role for the man in the next six years of the Trump Adminstration.


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