November 8th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #658

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3,624 Responses to November 8th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #658

  1. youme says:

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  2. Mr Spock says:

    Another loss that could’ve been avoided. Brat actually wasn’t much less of a RINO than Cantor who he surprisingly upset in the 2014 GOP primary…

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    • MaineCoon says:

      POTUS detailed in his presser all the reps who didn’t embrace his support – LOST.

      IMO they are RINOs. I’m glad they lost. Cleans house. POTUS detailed his plan with Dim majority. I’m ok with this. Many RINOs cleaned out of house. We’re going to support MAGA. Begone.

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      • Greg says:

        Thank God PDJT gave all those rallies to secure his plan to save the Senate. The senate is key for many reasons.

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      • Yeah but at some point we need another house majority and in some districts all that works is a RINO..
        That said I hope that we will run very business pro america focused candidates. They don’t need to match the MAGA agenda everywhere but pro business, pro America should work in such districts.

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    • This was a really stupid move on Brat’s part. I know his District area. It might have put him over the finish line. He was acting weird in radio interviews the last few weeks. He was whining about the outside money of his opponent instead of being the fighter that got him elected the first time.

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    • pocaMAGAjunta says:

      I had assumed that the tea party evolved into MAGA. Which one of us is wrong Dave?

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      • Sedanka says:

        The Tea Party evolved into Dave Brat, Roy Moore and Ben Shapiro. They were always about “muh principles” and not so much about MAGA.

        It’s long past time that our (alleged) party stopped virtue signaling and started to fight at the level that Trump does.

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    • MysticRose80 says:

      Reading the article has really make look at Brat in a different light. I’m shocked and disappointed by the fact that a grassroots candidate would turn around and support RINOs over another grassroots candidate.

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    • kallibella says:

      I was never convinced (but saddened) that Brat was a supporter of the President. Not all that sad he lost.

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      • oldschool says:

        I agree kalli. Of course we wanted wins, but many of the losers were not MAGA, including John James. I was not upset about his loss either. I simply cannot understand why we are treating him like the left treated Zero. Why? Because he’s black?, a vet?. I watched and listened to this guy very very closely, not impressed with his policy positions as presented in his debate. Really don’t care how his website is written. This guy is NOT MAGA and certainly has not earned the adoration being heaped on him. Here is where excersizing PATIENCE is wise. How about we observe JJ for a minute or two before declaring him our future.

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Well, my bet is that ERIC CANTOR is happy now that the 7th House District has been returned to Democrat control. This suits the plan of turning Virginia completely Blue much better than having a RINO like Dave Brat in the seat.
      And by the way, if Mr. Brat has any thoughts that his “former” RINO contact set is going to “be there” for him—forget it. He’ll be forgotten the day the new House is sworn in next January.

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    • Deb says:

      Brat was solid on immigration. He would have been better than a Dem. perhaps he knew he couldn’t win and thought Don Jr. should spend his time on other races. I know the Dems were targeting Brat.

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  3. Marygrace Powers says:


    Why Matthew G. Whitaker?
    10,666 views
    Thomas Wictor
    Published on Nov 7, 2018
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    Thomas Wictor
    Published on Nov 7, 2018
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    Matthew G. Whitaker is a hatchet man.
    Anthony Scaramucci Version 2.0
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    Cause and effect
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    Thomas Wictor
    Published on Nov 7, 2018
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    Next time, try and figure things out before you vote.
    You’ll thank me for this advice.

    Excellent summation by Thomas Wictor/
    ALL HELL ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE/PRICELESS.
    (FYI – one F word in last video)

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    • repsort says:

      my guess is Whitaker, as an interim leader, will not rock the boat. If you all think he’s gonna come out swinging, throwing indictments all over the place… well, prepared to be disappointed. He’ll most likely embrace status quo and leave the hatchet work to the next guy.

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      • chojun says:

        I agree – although I think Whitaker will probably begin the process of reigning Mueller in or at least begin the groundwork for it. Rosenstein has been able to do whatever he wanted because Sessions was unable to do anything. That stops with Whitaker.

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        I think your right except I do not think there will be any hatcheting going on. As much as I would love to see Comey, Brennen, Powers, Rice, and Clapper behind bars I believe it will never happen. I think the best we can really hope for is that Mueller fades away with out giving any credible ammo for the dems to impeach in the house.

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    • Right to reply says:

      I thought the same thing. Mooch came straight to mind. Get in, clean house, and leave.

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    • lawton says:

      The Mueller is a white hat nonsense crowd but I think Whitaker may charge some of these clowns.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Thanks for posting.

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    • bofh says:

      What – you DON’T wear a Faraday Cage on your head? Love me some Wictor.

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    • Wink says:

      Boy, do I miss Thomas on Twitter.

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    • Buck says:

      Wictor, Stealth Jeff, Q, Bill Mitchell, et al all quickly had to come up with new talking points post election and post Sessions.

      Trust The Plan 2.0

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Do NOT sit back and placidly “trust” the plan. That leads to being politically inactive! Be politically Pro Active. If there is a plan in place, great but your activism won’t interfere. Call, be vocal, to your congressmen. Get involved locally. speak up on comment sections on other sites and news outlets. write letters. Be politically active and involved. Do not become Passive Trusters!!!

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        • Kathy says:

          Agreed, Katherine … If the naiveté and complacency of voters over decades contributed to the dysfunction and corruption in the United States, then how do the voters themselves go about reversing course? Should there be only one method, or might there be several?

          The notion of Q itself seems to have triggered discussions all across the USA about our Republic, our Constitution, and our three branches of government which — sadly — had almost vanished from public education. The phenomenon of Q seems to be that an exponentially higher number of citizens are more enlightened, enthused, and engaged than they’ve been in a very long time.

          So maybe the question isn’t whether Q is legitimate or not, but whether it’s one of many efforts to help WE THE PEOPLE find our voice again.

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          • Katherine McCoun says:

            Q – legit or not? doesn’t matter as long as what Q posts does not render the reader Inactive, turn them into a passive observer who is confident their involvement and political action are no longer needed because of “trusting” the plan.

            Scan the posts, dig deeper, learn more, find it interesting, fine.

            Turn “trusting” Q and the plan into do-nothingism because of “trustism” — NO

            President Trump and the “white hats” can not, and should not have to, do it all by themselves. we must remain politically involved and active.

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            • Tom Idlewood says:

              After seeing a few youtube videos on Q, I started asking questions and listening. I think that Q is just a game or a ploy, but it did get me looking a lot deeper at the underlying issues, and begin seeing political and swamp actors for the vermin they are. While I don’t trust the plan, I did buy the t-shirt, and enjoy speaking with others about the state of our federal government. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I’m a conspiracy analyst.

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      • To be fair they are not having the same ideas. Wictor is quiet a bit different from the others.
        The “Whitaker plan” should at least be clear very fast.

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      • NYGuy54 says:

        What is abundantly obvious is that there is no such thing as the monster vote. Or that using EVs and registrations as pure predictors is very risky…too many ticket splitters for that. This country is divided into essentially 2 warring factions. Each election is going to be a dogfight. Red wave, blue wave..that is nonsense talk.

        Oh and if you walk away from the President, you don’t deserve a second chance. So goodbye John James. You probably would have won had you embraced the President.

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        • abstain says:

          I’m hoping the statistics on vote fraud in this last election will be brought forward, and they will show that the country is not made up of two warring factions, but a population plagued by a small minority that will cheat, lie, and steal to get what it wants.

          It doesn’t take a lot of vote manipulation in certain cities to make you think half the country doesn’t believe in the Constitution.

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          • Marygrace Powers says:

            abstain/AMEN.
            You nailed the REAL PROBLEM.

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          • NYGuy54 says:

            Well if the DHS was not good at stopping vote fraud then Pres Trump needs to fire Secy Nielsen right away.

            The other point was that nonstop negative coverage of the Pres does sway voters. It is impossible to ignore.

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            • abstain says:

              The fraud has to occur before it is prosecuted, so I’m waiting to see this happen.

              As to the negative coverage, yes it is nonstop, but I’ve noticed a difference in my acquaintances. Two years ago, out of nowhere, some would spout off with horrible comments about our President…right down to a close friend calling him a racist. Now, however, these people are quieter, and after a mild comment from me about the good economy or tax breaks, a look of introspection will cover their faces, and their mouths remain closed.

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              • NYGuy54 says:

                Well obviously if there was massive cheating then we should hear about it soon. I don’t think we will hear much except for those pending races. The DHS was supposed to clamp down on that

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            • lemmus1 says:

              …ignorance is bliss …DHS has zero roles in state election processes …they can offer assistance but cannot coerce it …we are a federal republic, not a federal democracy …the county election supervisor in Broward County FL is a long identified partisan accused many times of deliberate voter fraud but always protected by the local Dem controlled county government …there are still voter fraud lawsuits outstanding against her from past elections …not a single thing feds or even state authorities can do

              …the only protection we have is that the ballot review and recounts will be observed by hundreds of red lawyers with the power to challenge every ballot they think a possible fraud …not that it will stop the dems from trying but the pubbies have learned a lot since the days of hanging chads

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              • NYGuy54 says:

                That was what people were saying here..that the DHS will be active in preventing voter fraud. People want to have it both ways. My point is that people are underestimating the opponent.

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                • lemmus1 says:

                  …active in preventing fraud, absolutely …but if their offer of assistance is rejected, they have no authority to intervene in any way …it is a state run election …period …and every state does it differently

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                • NYGuy54 says:

                  My overall point was that people are underestimating the opponent.

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                • NYGuy54 says:

                  If there is high level fraud I want the appropiote authorities to go after these people aggressively.

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                • NYGuy54 says:

                  Holy cow they are going after those people. I never saw this tweet

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          • Zabadak says:

            Metropolitan areas are killing us because voters in red counties throughout this great country sit home and let the cities choose our Congress Critters. High voter participation will balance this out. Until then…we have what we have. When almost 50% of the population doesn’t pay taxes and they have a vested interest in keeping their free all expenses paid gravy train running, they come out and vote religiously. It’s their lively hood. Fact of life.

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    • Sunshine says:

      LOCK HER UP !!

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  4. Publius2016 says:

    Every time President Trump gets WINS, Deep State employs their only bag of tricks: Terror… Charlottesville…Las Vegas…Parkland…Chippendale Bomber…Squirrel Hill and now, Thousand Oaks. The reality is that Fake News can run all day with more and more carnage…the only way to stop gunman is someone else with a gun! It’s not the weapon but the hand that wields it…now they want to take guns from Military based on “gunman” who was let go by California PD…will we find out he was under FBI surveillance too like Orlando and San Bernardino? RELEASE Rosenstein’s Secret Post Dated Memo Today!!!

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    • vmi80 says:

      This latest mass shooting also takes everyone’s attention off the local efforts to “correct” the election results (look at Florida Senate and governor races and Broward county results).

      MAGA!!

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    • PatriotKate says:

      It’s time to fully take the gloves off.

      I sent a message to the President this morning and all I said was:

      “It’s time to bring the Hammer down. Millions of Patriots support you.”

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    • cali says:

      @Publius2016: I agree and even more so as I belief we have a false flag on our hand once again!

      The mockingbird media will play their role again keeping this front and center for the next 24/7 and longer.

      This way they burry these news which must cause the California political leadership panic:

      FBI agents flooded LA City Hall yesterday equipped with ‘search warrants(s) raiding varying offices at City Hall.. Yes PLURAL!
      The local news media was speechless as they tried to find out why and what they were after.
      Agent Rand was briefly interviewed as the news reporters and their camera men increased in traffic blocked the hallways. When asked why they were raiding various City Hall offices and who the targets were he stated: “We are here with search warrant(s) as a result of sealed indictment(s) that he could and would not further discuss. He stated that they were tasked to search for items as specified in detail by the search warrants as part of the sealed indictments(s) which he couldn’t reveal either.
      When asked if they would make arrests he answered thus: “We will make no arrests at this time”. That was the end of his interview.
      The press was not happy as the agents would not further comment. Let’s just say I felt they were restless because they had so little to report other than multiple search warrants and multiple sealed indictments.

      The heat is on in California and then we have this shooting to saturate the news and burry the raids. I have no questions about the raids – not by a long shot because it’s expected and about time.
      Once again killing people is the go to when bad news about the ‘D’ party and their deep state actions are the news. That makes you go…Hmmmmm!

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  5. bakocarl says:

    It’s wrong when the Dimms exaggerate an incident in order to make it seem much more than it was. It is equally wrong for our side – truth loving, factual Deplorables – to do the same.

    What Acosta did to the intern was not a “Karate chop” or even a “chop” at all – it was a feeble push-away with his hand relaxed. And, no, this is not an instance of sexual assault. We’d fall victim to the Dimms’ way of thinking if we claimed such.

    Acosta stopped the intern from retrieving the microphone by pushing her arm away . . . nothing more . . .

    . . . and for that action and his consistently unacceptable behavior, he should never be allowed to set foot in the White House again. Absolutely!

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    • Publius2016 says:

      He was ungentlemanly and RUDE…definite push and could’ve been justifiably decked…100% unprofessional too…deserves 1 month suspension and needs to apologize to intern as well.

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      • Kalbo says:

        Apologies to the Intern, the President, everyone in that room and the American people. Acosta needs to act professional or simply go away. No pass to the White House grounds. minimal acceptable behavior is polite and civil. Don’t care about his positions.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …screw the one-month ban bit …CNN went public saying the video was faked …an absolute lie …Acosta should be banned from receiving a press pass to any federal offices for the duration of Trump’s time in office …he absolutely put his hands on a female intern who was trying to do her job …NOT acceptable

        …as for CNN, same ban for anyone with CNN ID until the author of the lie apologizes in writing in public to the intern …full unconditional apology

        …nothing less …Acosta’s bit was sickening self-aggrandizement and actual physical assault by every legal standard …it was deliberate and inexcusable …CNN’s follow-up lies are also deliberate and inexcusable …hold their damn feet to the fire …the video is incontrovertible!!!

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    • Ken Maritch says:

      Exactly!, his actions were disrespectful and unprofessional.

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    • steph_gray says:

      Isn’t battery defined legally as any unwanted touch, no matter how gentle?

      If so, he factually committed a crime and we can factually rake him over the coals for it.

      New Rules. We win.

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    • MAGA_Elite says:

      Agree…Acosta was acting like a petulant child, but he did not “chop” her arm…he pushed it away and brought the mic to his chest, like a child shielding their ball from the other kids that want to play with it…disrespectful, absolutely….assault, not so much

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    • ltravisjr says:

      Total agreement. Had I not heard the commentary from either side, I would has said Acosta, in Acosta form, got overzealous. He had a point to make and he was so determined that his her arm out of the way that he might not have even known he was doing it. It wasn’t assault, but it *was* the manifestation of him thinking he would control the proceedings, it *was* a lack of proper decorum and respect, and it *was* very patronizing to the intern who was just doing her job. Tennis ballgirls get more respect than that intern. Annoys me no end how our young women get treated.

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    • beach lover says:

      AND he should be put on temporary assignment when he does come back. If he’s surly attitude toward HIS President hasn’t improved.. CNN should be forced to replace him.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Refusal to hand over government property upon official request.

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  6. Greg says:

    IF SESSIONS DID NOTHING TO IMPLEMENT JUSTICE;
    I always questioned why would Sessions/Wray not do their sworn duty to protect the Rule of Law. They could be known throughout history of saving the Rule of Law and the Constitution. I never went beyond that. It just didn’t make any sense to me why or how anyone in their positions would not do their sworn duty and the most important prosecutions in U.S. history. Sessions being fired has me concerned. I still will wait and see and soon it will be revealed. I understand, even though it is unbelievable and unforgiveable, why Comey, Strzok, Page and all the other alleged upper management criminals in the FBI/DOJ betrayed the rule of law and the Constitution; they wanted more power/money and job security for their own personal evil greed. They all had no problem doing these alleged criminal acts because they had a 99% chance that Hillary would be President. Think about it; they were trying to frame the President Elect and the President of the United States for criminal acts. It is to unbelievable to have “Another”!! Attorney General (Sessions) betray the rule of law for personal greed of receiving a title of being the Attorney General and knowingly betraying the Rule of Law by Willful Blindness.

    IMO-If Sessions did nothing in real good faith (doing his part) of watching over John Huber with the 5-pages letter written by the House of the Representative Committee of the Judiciary on July 27, 2017 requesting a Special Council/Prosecutor to investigate the following; https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/072717_HJC-Letter-to-AG-DAG.pdf Sessions would be a disgrace to the Rule of Law, Justice and the United States. I’m thinking at this moment of all those brave people who fought and gave their life for the rule of law and the Constitution. I’m sorry, I hear so many people state that Sessions is a good man; if Sessions or anyone in his position, did not do his/her sworn duty because they were scared, were not capable, or was not strong/brave enough, they should not have taken the position. If this was the case Sessions would not be a good man. Sessions knew it was his duty to indict Criminals who has committed the highest criminal acts against the Constitution; treason, sedition, subversion, espionage, racketeering, perjury etc. If Sessions did not do his duty for any reason, he was aiding and abetting the highest degree of criminal acts against the United States. If Sessions did nothing and was more interested in himself rather than the Rule of Law and the Constitution to protect our way of life; IMO this is criminal (willful blindness). If this is the case; this is unforgiveable. I believe soon PDJT will implement the nuclear criminal codes and sometime in the future the truth of Sessions will be revealed. I hope my suspicions will be wrong; in either case Justice will happen.

    PJDT will release the documents and implement the criminal code against all the criminals; he controls the FBI/DOJ (Investigating/Prosecuting Departments) which the Constitution gives the President complete control over those departments.

    Matthew Whitaker on July 2016, before the presidential election, peened an opinion piece for USA today where he argued that Hillary Clinton should be locked up. Hillary, Comey, McCabe, Strzock, Brennan etc…has not had a good night sleep since November 8, 2016. Matthew Whitaker has 210-days or (very unlikely) 420 days to become part of PDJT plan to indict Hillary’s for her emails and the Clinton foundation the center for all the alleged corruption, the largest alleged criminal organization in United States History and become one of many who will be known throughout history to help save the Constitution. I believe Whitaker will not be the Attorney General but could be instrumental and work with the new A/G and be part of the prosecuting team.

    The goal is Hillary Emails and the Clinton Foundation the center of all the alleged corruption and the motivation for all the alleged corruption (fisa etc.) in the FBI/DOJ. The FBI/DOJ is an afterthought that was created by Hillary and the Clinton Foundation. The future of the Constitution and our way of life will be saved from this type of alleged corruption from ever happening again in the future.

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    • stephen fenlon says:

      As far as the Clinton’s go, I know everyone wants her indicted for e-mails;uranium 1; Steele dossier. #Metoo – BUT
      any attempt to go after her will be shouted down as partisan politics from every possible quarter.
      However, following on from the work of Charles Ortell, it seems the Foundation is a more reliable route. Prosecuting for Charity fraud is easily defensible, and puts others (Oblamo) on notice).
      Plus, given how much she likes money, taking that very thing from under her will not only deprive her of privileged access and damage her political acumen, but it will cut her to the bone !!

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      • Greg says:

        Never worry about partisan politics when it comes to the rule of law…that is why we are in such a corruption mess. Follow the criminal evidence no matter where it leads and prosecute. The assets of the foundation and money transferred to the Clinton’s personal estate, if part of a pay to play criminal act would be part of the punishment. The uninformed people who did not have the time to understand the fake news will be shocked when she is indicted and will take the time to understand what she did. There will be hundreds of books written about this corruption and protect the future. Hillary’s alleged criminal acts (emails etc.) displayed in a court of law, how she risked our national security and the CIA, how she framed PDJT etc. they will be shocked and become PDJT supporters. Than the people will come together to protect our Constitution.

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  7. Motzilla says:

    The activist news outlets are claiming Sarah Sanders used “doctored” video in her tweet that simply includes zoom-in and slow-mo. Here’s FOX News footage from a crystal clear angle – but without the zoom-in and slow-mo. It’s the same thing. Acosta basically ‘karate chopped’ her arm.

    Go to 20 seconds if you’re impatient 😉 …..

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    • phoenixRising says:

      This narcissist has had enough discussion, attention…
      He is no longer allowed at the White House…
      time to move on.

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      • Judith says:

        I second that motion Phoenix. Eye on the prize.

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      • stephen fenlon says:

        I noticed that April Ryan tried to take up after Acosta. And wasn’t that “white nationalist” remark from Ryans’ buddy?
        Why not pull credentials from all of them and give them to smaller news outlets, OAN? RSBN? Even Styxenhammer? Alt media is growing, while MSM is dying. So where is the public audience this conference is purported to reach?
        Give credentials based on behaviour at press conferences, not political preference.

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        • yucki says:

          But Styxe – must wear a shirt!
          I won’t push on his devil-worship persona: that’s the gimmick he’s chosen, his thing. (That's me at my most generous.)

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    • ltravisjr says:

      *determined to get her arm out of the way

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  8. Mandy says:

    There is a lot of news inundating us today. Take a few deep breaths, let them out slowly – it reduces stress. Oh, and also – LAUGHTER is the BEST medicine, y’all! To that end….

    AAG Whitaker:

    HusseinO:

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  9. Greg says:

    UNITED STATES SPECIAL COUNCIL/PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE 14-ITEMS

    House of the Representative Committee of the Judiciary on July 27, 2017

    The house did their job…PDJT will finish this and save our Constitution

    1. Then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch directing Mr. Comey to mislead the American people on the nature of the Clinton Investigation:
    2. The shadow cast over our system of Justice Concerning Secretary Clinton and her involvement in mishandling classified information;
    3. FBI and DOJ’s investigative decisions related to former Secretary Clinton’s email investigation, including the propriety and consequence of immunity deals given to potential Clinton co-conspirators Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Bohn Bentel and possibly others;
    4. The apparent failure of DOJ to empanel a grand jury to investigate allegations of mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and her associates;
    5. The Department of State and its employees’ involvement in determining which communications of Secretary Clinton’s and her associates to turn over for public scrutiny;
    6. Wikileaks disclosures concerning the Clinton Foundation and its potentially u nlawful international dealings;
    7. Connections between the Clinton Campaign, or the Clinton Foundations, and Foreign entities, including those from Russia and Ukraine;
    8. Mr. Comey’s knowledge of the purchase of Uranium One by the Company Rosatom, whether the approval of the sale was connected to any donations made to the Clinton Foundation, and what the role Secretary Clinton Played in the Approval of that sale that had national security ramifications;
    9. Disclosures arising from unlawful access to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNE) computer systems, including inappropriate collusion between the DNC and the Clinton campaign to undermine Senator Bernie Sanders campaign.
    10. Post-Election accusations by the President that he was wiretapped by the previous Administration, and whether M. Comey and Ms. Lynch had any knowledge of efforts made by any federal agency to unlawfully monitor communications of o then-candidate Trump or his associates;
    11. Selected leaks of classified information related to the unmasking of U.S. person identities incidentally collected upon by the intelligence community, including an assessment of whether anyone in Obama Administration, including Mr. Comey, Ms. Lynch Ms. Susan Rice, Ms. Samantha Power, or others, had any knowledge about the “unmasking” of individuals on then candidate-Trump’s campaign team, transition team, or both.
    12. Admitted leaks by Mr. Comey to Columbia University Law professor, Daniel Richman, regarding conversations between Mr. Comey and President Trump, how the leaked information was purposefully released to lead to the appointment of a special counsel, and whether anyh classified information was included in the now infamous “Comey memos”
    13. Mr. Comey’s and the FBI’s apparent reliance of “Fusion GPS: in its investigation of the Trump campaign, including the company’s creation of a “dossier” and the intelligence sources of Fusion GPS or any person or company working for Fusion GPS and its affiliates; and
    14. Any and all potential leaks originated by Mr. Comey and provide to author Michael Schmidt dating back to 1993.

    https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/072717_HJC-Letter-to-AG-DAG.pdf

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    • MAGA_Elite says:

      Yes, they did do their job…however, as the date indicates, this was well over a year ago…to the best of my knowledge – and I am definitely open to being wrong – the 2nd special counsel was never formed to investigate these matters…hence Sessions continued to drop the ball….

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      • Greg says:

        John Huber is supposed to be doing this instead of the Special Counsel. There is enough evidence that we the people see and we the people also understand the criminal code to the degree that there were criminal acts. In either case; PDJT will now make sure there are impaneled grand juries and that John Huber is doing his job.

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  10. Rondo says:

    Very good lecture regarding Trump and the left.

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  11. G3 says:

    Jim Acosta has a long history have in appropriate behavior. The White House Correspondent group chooses to deny it.

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  12. phoenixRising says:

    Note the chant from these fascists — “No borders, No walls, No USA at all !

    And it is denied that they are terrorists !!! No USA at all ?????????

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    • Greg says:

      This would have me very concerned if they were outside my home. God Bless Tucker Carlson and his family!

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    • Binkser1 says:

      They are emboldened by the election. In their disturbed minds, they are one of the main reasons the Left won. Their behavior was rewarded by the American people by letting the Dems get the House. If there was ever an election where the difference between good and bad was more clear, I’ve never seen it. And too many ignorant fools, either directly or indirectly, rewarded these 2 year olds’ temper tantrums. They got what they wanted. So, the violence, harassment will ramp up because, whether it worked or not, they believe it did, IMO. Somebody in this government needs to get some guts and call them what they are, domestic terrorists.

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      • Greg says:

        Exactly! We are in the middle of a civil war and we are fighting to either to keep our Constitution and our way of life or eliminate our history (History Books and Statues) by destroying the Constitution for globalism. I believe we want evil to show their true colors (bring it on) and we need to win this civil war.

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      • JohnP: says:

        Not much to be emboldened by, every midterm in the past 50 years has seen the president’s party loose seats in the House. The average loss has been 30 seats. We actually did better than I thought we would.

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        • Binkser1 says:

          It has nothing to do with actual facts, John. In their demented minds, they were rewarded for their violence and harassment. Perception can be just as important as reality.

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    • henry says:

      From yesterday’s press conference, the WH only seems interested in right wing extremism. No left wing crackhead groups were mentioned.

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      • Buck says:

        yep, it’s sad when the WH falls right in line to enable the establishment Dem/Corp Media narrative. It mainly comes from the WH comm shop it seems.

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    • Judith says:

      Yes, the UN opposes national sovereignty. We are all to be global citizens now. Does New World Order ring a bell?

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    • Sunshine says:

      Good news: Twitter suspended the account @SmashRacismDC.

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  13. bflyjesusgrl says:

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  14. phoenixRising says:

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  15. Oh no.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      No Crispy Creme…no Sitting Senator…pick from losing Senate Candidates or current Congress…better yet, JAG.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        45 gets to pick! Nuff said.

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      • Free Speech says:

        Not Lindsey

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        • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

          Thanks….now when I get my Georgia music playlist going, I’ll think of Lindsey?!?

          Now for something completely different……

          Wow a cool grey twin rotor copter (ac41?) just flew over heading towards Monterey. Hmmm?

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      • Sometimes ya have to make your “undesirables” appear “desirable”. Having an interview and shining them on is a nice way to do that. Puts a little ‘hope” in their life and they feel “important” because they were considered.

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      • Exfiltration of Wealth says:

        RELAX…..he interviewed Mittens too, remember?

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …I’d be quite happy with Cristie if Trump is …he was a very successful federal prosecutor before he ran for office …knows the DoJ inside out …takes no sh*t from the MSN …and would go after the Clinton Foundation hard with the goal of exposing enough criminality to indict them on many other charges as well …including the e-mail server …which would lead directly to the FBI and the attempted coup …all through the back door, avoiding the full frontal assault that would be an instant political football …he was fully on-board the Trump train well before the election and on the AG short list but got sidelined early because of his own corruption problems with the NJ bridge issues …none of which has ever been tied diectly to him

        …Christie as AG and the current temp AG replaces Rosewnstein

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    • Greg says:

      PDJT will not elect either one of them…he owes them the courtesy.
      We need an Attorney General that is 100% on board with PDJT plan-for Justice and follow the criminal evidence of all corruption, no matter where it leads to and indict.

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      • MAGA_Elite says:

        I think Lindsay Graham 2.0 is the MAN for the job…Plus, his Senate seat in SC is SAFE…SC will not vote for D to replace him

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        • Deb says:

          We need him in the Senate. I never thought I’d say that about Lindsey Graham. What a roller coaster ride the last 3 years have been.

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        • Koot Katmando says:

          That is what they said about Alabama

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        • Greg says:

          I understand your attraction, especially during the Kavanaugh hearings. I’m hot and cold with Lindsay…IMO-we need to be 100% sure; there is the Rule of Law, the Constitution and our way of life at risk.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          Lindsey Graham has repeatedly said he DOES NOT WANT to the USAG. He wants to stay in the Senate.

          Maybe he went to the WH to offer some advice? Maybe for a natter? Maybe he left his phone behind last time he was there?

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          • beach lover says:

            I heard he commented.. “you’ll see me in the NBA first”.. but not sure it was in replied to that. You have to admit.. he does have a good sense of humor. LOL

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        • yucki says:

          Jumped on the Turk’s muh Khashoggi. To the detriment of our President’s Mideast policy. That’s a McStain/MB manuever.
          His Kavanaugh halo isn’t sufficient cover.

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      • beach lover says:

        Why a person in the political world now? Thats the problem with any of these. Surely, there is someone like the interim AG that can replace Sessions? If not, we have more problems than I thought!!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Could we please see Rod Rosenstein leaving? Permanently?

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I actually like Christie and the fact that he would not be leaving a House or Senate seat is a good thing. Christie is an a-hole and that’s just the kind of guy we need.

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      • WRB says:

        We could do worse. Christie was a governor and a prosecutor, and that is a good resume. Dealing with a large organization is not a skill you learn when in the Senate or the House, but it is one a governor develops.

        On the other hand, Christie was part of the ’16 campaign, and worked on the transition, which means Dems will scream “Recuse!”. So the Mueller probe must be completed before Christie is nominated.

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    • Buck says:

      No More Politicians!

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    • Remember Secretary of State Mitt Romney?

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    • Mountainaire says:

      I was kinda pissed at Christie for re-electing Obama, but then Romney turned out to be such a jerk. We can thank Christie for Trump on two counts — preventing traitor Romney from becoming president and taking out Marco Rubio in the primaries. I like him, even if he’s a squish on some issues like immigration, guns and global warming. He would have been great in the Trump administration, but Kushner will never forgive him for locking up his dad. I prefer an AG with scalps.

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  16. Publius2016 says:

    Rosenstein wrote post dated Memo that was redacted in Federal Court! Release it NOW!!

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    • andrew1979 says:

      wrote that when their sting attempt on george pap failed right? so they needed a broader scope to justify their backdated spying?

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  17. railer says:

    Christie being interviewed for AG.

    ugh

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    • phoenixRising says:

      got a a cite for that? No rumors please…

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    • mashall says:

      Can’t forget the image of Police State NJ Christie and Ovomit arm in arm walking the beach?
      Neither can I.

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      • 4EDouglas says:

        Laurel and Hardy…

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      • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

        Christie is for Christie!
        That’s the (fat) bottom line when it comes to Christie.

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      • oldschool says:

        I know, I voted for christie. Huuuge disappointment and no friend of the 2nd amendment. In Jersey that’s as good as it gets with a republican, but let me offer this ; unlike JS, DJT and Rudy know and have worked withChristie forever, forever, not to mention his prosecution of Kushner (dad). If these guys all believe Christie is the right guy, for right now, I’m gonna trust them.

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      • Somebody says:

        I doubt Christie is truly in the running, he kind of screwed up transition. Also, he would have the same recusal issues because he was involved with the campaign, that is the LAST thing POTUS wants.

        That being said he was a good soldier during the campaign, mostly, and he and POTUS have been friends for a long time. I really think this is more of a courtesy thing, although who knows maybe he’s talking to him about a different position. Don’t forget Kushner can’t stand Christie, there is that whole dynamic.

        He knows Christie better than any of us, but I agree that Christie is all about Christie usually. As for him sucking up to Obama after the hurricane, the NJ coast was devastated. I think he feared NJ getting screwed like Texas did with wildfires. Obama was petty like that. Did Christie take it too far? Well he takes a lot of things too far. He’s not my cup of tea, never has been, but let’s not shoot at our own.

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        • oldschool says:

          Excellent post somebody. Hadn’t thought about recusal for similar issues.

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        • WRB says:

          The key attributes (for me) are complete loyalty to MAGA and energetic competence. I believe (but POTUS and his advisors are in a better position to evaluate this) that Christie passes on both accounts.

          One may not like the Bamster and Christie walking arm-in-arm on the beach, but it does signify that Christie was willing to do what it took to get Fed dollars into NJ when they were needed.

          If there is someone better than Christie, fine. But these unknown (to POTUS) personalities put forth by advisors are also a risk. e.g. FBI Director Wray appears to be a dud.

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      • oldschool says:

        best medicine for that mashall, check out all the christie beach chair memes. hubby and I never tire of them.

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    • amwick says:

      Laura Ingraham discussed him on her show last night… She thought he would be good because (in her opinion) he was a fighter, and really smart. LIke a wartime Consigliere

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  18. rustybritches says:

    I think this is going to be a rough two years, one things for sure . Since they are already trying to get the new AG to recuse there is something that the Dems do not want the President to bring out and one thing for sure Nadler better watch his mouth PT never thought he was above the law Thats been for the Corrupt and crooked Demorates and sooner or later They are all going to wish that they had not started anything more with him.. Shiftie shift has used stupid comments since the beginning and how sad that no one stands up and tells him that he has run out of time and he had better produce his bull crap that day or he better shut the hell up.. Jeff Sessions told the dem’s that he would do nothing to bring about justice for what Clinton had done and sadly the man was more concerned about what people thought about him than doing his job. and he turned into a big crooked coward that should have kept his threats to the President to himself and allowed PT to Fire him, and now the dems don’t care about keeping the Econ going they are only interested in bringing the President to his knees and shame on all of these people

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    • Greg says:

      Yes, it going to be a rough two years…PDJT stated he will figure it out. IMO-it is better for the democrats to attack PDJT and family because they have nothing but fake laws and fake news. Again, bring it on and show the world the fake laws/news. PDJT has all the real evidence backed by the criminal codes, in which he has a duty to protect himself and the Constitution’s on-going concern by implementing his plan to bring all the criminals to justice.

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  19. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Former Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley’s Niece Among ‘Missing’ At California Bar

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    • Gil says:

      Did anyone post his military record. Here it us. You can explain it to me better.

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      • patrickhenrycensored says:

        No discharge status mentioned, ……………..or reported anywhere that I’ve seen.
        “A spokesman for the Marines declined to give information surrounding his discharge in 2013, telling DailyMail.com that they were bound by privacy laws and unable to reveal what prompted him to leave. “

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      • Kalbo says:

        Assuming one is looking for a comment on his Marine Corps service. Based on the MC post, he was a good Marine who honorably served America. Discharged 2013.

        The fact that he was in the Marines is not, IMHO, relevant to the trajedy.

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        • Gil says:

          Just looking for what he did what he saw, potential ptsd…and discharge, follow up care which he would have desperately needed. Curious about his battery complaint a couple years ago at another bar too.

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        • It sure is!
          Very easy to get PTSD from any military service espacially when involved in combat areas.
          Most people with PTSD are handled via medication which is not enough and can even be the trigger!
          More human therapists needed and it should be mandatory for ex service members.

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          • Kalbo says:

            Correct, PTSD “could” be an issue. Discharged as Corporal/E-4. No reason to suspect misbehavior with discharge as an E-4. No reason to believe discharge was not, “Honorable”. Rather than pontificate about maybe this and maybe that…examine what we think we know.

            Mental issues? Maybe? Evaluated and declared OK.

            As mentioned elsewhere in this thread, many do not like to seek attention. Could be stigma. Could be getting appointments. Could be “Red Flag” laws. Those where guns are taken based on accusations, statements from family or doctors, etc. Once guns are taken, incredibly hard to get them back. Commonly impossible. Cold day in hell when anyone takes my guns. If someone is so dangerous they are labeled too dangerous to have guns, commit them. Get them treatment, obviously it treatment is needed if “big brother” takes an Americans guns. After all they could do something crazy with knives, vehicles, IEDs, yada, yada. Seriously, get that person treatment.

            No doubt my perspective is not agreeable for many. Personally sick and tired of folks so willing to take away other folks “Rights”.

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      • Over 4 and a half years and only an E4.

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  20. Pam says:

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    • Dave says:

      My first thought, not tied to any particular candidate, is that they are moving fast. This means that Whittaker may yet prove to be a placeholder rather than a “hatchet man” who will quickly indict everyone in sight.

      As for Christie, well, PDJT always interviews several people for any job, and Christie was supposedly a tough enough prosecutor. So, we’ll see. I am starting to think the hope many have that there is some magic super-tough AG Trump can find and confirm who will go scorched Earth on the “deep state” may be unrealistic. One thing we will, however, get is that the new AG won’t have to be recused from important investigations.

      It will be interesting to see if PDJT will try to confirm with the outgoing Senate or wait until January.

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      • Judith says:

        It will be almost impossible for POTUS to find someone who is:
        (a) not already tainted by DC Big Club, AND
        (b) not afraid of Arkancide
        The good news is that POTUS has had almost 2 years now to ponder the replacement of the possum.

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      • Ken Maritch says:

        Wasn’t Christie briefly a part of PT’s campaign?
        If he was nominated, would ha have to recuse himself?

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        • Judith says:

          I agree that wouldn’t work out too well! heh heh

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        • lemmus1 says:

          …yes he was a key player well into transition …but Sessions recused because he had Russian contact during the campaign, not because of the campaign role itself …seriously doubt Christie has any recusal issues or Trump wouldn’t be talking to him …remember that until his personal issues in NJ became a problem, Christie was one of the inside few at the top of Trump’s final campaign team, well trusted by Trump with a key role …also, Christie was a legendary federal prosecutor before he turned to politics …he is, imnsho, a very viable candidate

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    • Steven says:

      Chris is from NYC area, and a lot of good LEOs folks works there. I hope he is there to suggest some names. I’d prefer the recommendations from Rudy.

      While we are on the topic of next AG, we do need someone like David Clarke!

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    • Lefty says:

      No. No. No. NOOOOOO! God NO!!!
      https://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/19/chris-christie-wray-support-240717

      Christie pushed for Wray. Wray has been and continues to be a total let down.
      Do not let Christie anywhere near the AG position or we will just have another Wray type as AG. ie, another Sessions who will continue to let the deep state and democrats and Mueller walk all over our rights and our fellow republicans.

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  21. JRD says:

    Look who is headed to Florida to represent the corrupt billionaires Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg. None other than Marc Elias, partner at Perkins Coie LLP of Fusion/GPS fame.

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  22. Pam says:

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  24. duchess01 says:

    Puzzled Ocasio-Cortez On Paying For Free College & Medicare For Everyone: “You Just Pay For It”
    November 8, 2018

    https://www.sgtreport.com/2018/11/puzzled-ocasio-cortez-on-paying-for-free-college-medicare-for-everyone-you-just-pay-for-it/

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    • Judith says:

      She’s right in a way. If the objective is to destroy the middle class, destroy the economy and wipe the USA off the face of the earth to usher in a New World Order for Globalists, then yes, “you just pay for it.”

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      • duchess01 says:

        She is right about ‘Socialism’ – everyone is equal – apparently, she has never run a budget – if you keep using everyone else’s money – eventually, the money runs out – all become slaves – socialism ultimately fails.

        https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/11/whats_wrong_with_socialism.html
        “The Left will not willingly lay claim to the true legacy of socialism, so we will have to hang it around their necks. They have grown accustomed to shedding responsibility for the damage they have done, and are adept at shifting the blame. Traditional means of holding them to account are failing. Fellow travelers in the academy and media will not challenge even their most egregious lies, so howling about bias will gain us nothing.”

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  25. Pam says:

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  27. kallibella says:

    Reacting to all that is going on concerning the Presser, the way Tucker Carlson is been harassed and the way that the Left is again attempting to subvert the will of the People in Florida re: governor’s and Senator’s races, the way that Marxist in Georgia is attempting to do the same.
    We must enforce the Rule of Law.

    When the Left Marxists win. We lose.
    When the Left Marxists lose. We lose.

    We must demand the Rule of Law be enforced. Disregard for the Rule of Law promotes MORE lawlessness and crime.

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  28. Dora says:

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  29. Will says:

    Are they starting to get it? A never Trumper’s editorial in the NYT:

    Money quote: “I was a charter member of this camp. Intellectual honesty ought to compel us to admit that we achieved precisely the opposite of what we intended. Trumpism is more entrenched today than ever. The result of the midterms means, if nothing else, that the president survived his first major political test more than adequately. And unless Democrats change, he should be seen as the odds-on favorite to win in 2020.”

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    • Gil says:

      Antifa stunts arent winning hearts and minds. Neither do ungracious and foul mouth election losers.

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      • Binkser1 says:

        In normal, sane times, Gil, I would agree with you 100% but all this garbage didn’t seem to hurt the Dems in the House on Tuesday. I think the days of people being “inherently good” deep down are gone. It’s all selfish, me, me, me now. This election has opened my eyes to that. Doesn’t mean we give up, by any means, but the only hope, IMO, is a true spiritual, Godly revival in this country.

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        • Deb says:

          Yes, this is a spiritual crisis. It’s why prayer is such an important part of our movement.

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        • Gil says:

          Scary but probably true.

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        • vikingmom says:

          Here is a lecture given in 1983 – eerily prophetic about the direction our country, and the world, were heading. Very long, but a great and necessary read!

          * * *

          “Men Have Forgotten God” – The Templeton Address
          by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

          More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.

          Since then I have spent well-nigh fifty years working on the history of our Revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous Revolution that swallowed up some sixty million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.

          What is more, the events of the Russian Revolution can only be understood now, at the end of the century, against the background of what has since occurred in the rest of the world. What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.

          The failings of human consciousness, deprived of its divine dimension, have been a determining factor in all the major crimes of this century.

          The failings of human consciousness, deprived of its divine dimension, have been a determining factor in all the major crimes of this century. The first of these was World War I, and much of our present predicament can be traced back to it. It was a war (the memory of which seems to be fading) when Europe, bursting with health and abundance, fell into a rage of self-mutilation which could not but sap its strength for a century or more, and perhaps forever. The only possible explanation for this war is a mental eclipse among the leaders of Europe due to their lost awareness of a Supreme Power above them. Only a godless embitterment could have moved ostensibly Christian states to employ poison gas, a weapon so obviously beyond the limits of humanity.

          The same kind of defect, the flaw of a consciousness lacking all divine dimension, was manifested after World War II when the West yielded to the satanic temptation of the “nuclear umbrella.” It was equivalent to saying: Let’s cast off worries, let’s free the younger generation from their duties and obligations, let’s make no effort to defend ourselves, to say nothing of defending others-let’s stop our ears to the groans emanating from the East, and let us live instead in the pursuit of happiness. If danger should threaten us, we shall be protected by the nuclear bomb; if not, then let the world burn in Hell for all we care. The pitifully helpless state to which the contemporary West has sunk is in large measure due to this fatal error: the belief that the defense of peace depends not on stout hearts and steadfast men, but solely on the nuclear bomb…

          Today’ s world has reached a stage which, if it had been described to preceding centuries, would have called forth the cry: “This is the Apocalypse!”

          Yet we have grown used to this kind of world; we even feel at home in it.

          Dostoevsky warned that “great events could come upon us and catch us intellectually unprepared.” This is precisely what has happened. And he predicted that “the world will be saved only after it has been possessed by the demon of evil.” Whether it really will be saved we shall have to wait and see: this will depend on our conscience, on our spiritual lucidity, on our individual and combined efforts in the face of catastrophic circumstances. But it has already come to pass that the demon of evil, like a whirlwind, triumphantly circles all five continents of the earth…

          By the time of the Revolution, faith had virtually disappeared in Russian educated circles; and amongst the uneducated, its health was threatened.

          In its past, Russia did know a time when the social ideal was not fame, or riches, or material success, but a pious way of life. Russia was then steeped in an Orthodox Christianity which remained true to the Church of the first centuries. The Orthodoxy of that time knew how to safeguard its people under the yoke of a foreign occupation that lasted more than two centuries, while at the same time fending off iniquitous blows from the swords of Western crusaders. During those centuries the Orthodox faith in our country became part of the very pattern of thought and the personality of our people, the forms of daily life, the work calendar, the priorities in every undertaking, the organization of the week and of the year. Faith was the shaping and unifying force of the nation.

          But in the 17th century Russian Orthodoxy was gravely weakened by an internal schism. In the 18th, the country was shaken by Peter’s forcibly imposed transformations, which favored the economy, the state, and the military at the expense of the religious spirit and national life. And along with this lopsided Petrine enlightenment, Russia felt the first whiff of secularism; its subtle poisons permeated the educated classes in the course of the 19th century and opened the path to Marxism. By the time of the Revolution, faith had virtually disappeared in Russian educated circles; and amongst the uneducated, its health was threatened.

          It was Dostoevsky, once again, who drew from the French Revolution and its seeming hatred of the Church the lesson that “revolution must necessarily begin with atheism.” That is absolutely true. But the world had never before known a godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.

          The 1920’s in the USSR witnessed an uninterrupted procession of victims and martyrs amongst the Orthodox clergy. Two metropolitans were shot, one of whom, Veniamin of Petrograd, had been elected by the popular vote of his diocese. Patriarch Tikhon himself passed through the hands of the Cheka-GPU and then died under suspicious circumstances. Scores of archbishops and bishops perished. Tens of thousands of priests, monks, and nuns, pressured by the Chekists to renounce the Word of God, were tortured, shot in cellars, sent to camps, exiled to the desolate tundra of the far North, or turned out into the streets in their old age without food or shelter. All these Christian martyrs went unswervingly to their deaths for the faith; instances of apostasy were few and far between. For tens of millions of laymen access to the Church was blocked, and they were forbidden to bring up their children in the Faith: religious parents were wrenched from their children and thrown into prison, while the children were turned from the faith by threats and lies…

          For a short period of time, when he needed to gather strength for the struggle against Hitler, Stalin cynically adopted a friendly posture toward the Church. This deceptive game, continued in later years by Brezhnev with the help of showcase publications and other window dressing, has unfortunately tended to be taken at its face value in the West. Yet the tenacity with which hatred of religion is rooted in Communism may be judged by the example of their most liberal leader, Krushchev: for though he undertook a number of significant steps to extend freedom, Krushchev simultaneously rekindled the frenzied Leninist obsession with destroying religion.

          But there is something they did not expect: that in a land where churches have been leveled, where a triumphant atheism has rampaged uncontrolled for two-thirds of a century, where the clergy is utterly humiliated and deprived of all independence, where what remains of the Church as an institution is tolerated only for the sake of propaganda directed at the West, where even today people are sent to the labor camps for their faith, and where, within the camps themselves, those who gather to pray at Easter are clapped in punishment cells–they could not suppose that beneath this Communist steamroller the Christian tradition would survive in Russia. It is true that millions of our countrymen have been corrupted and spiritually devastated by an officially imposed atheism, yet there remain many millions of believers: it is only external pressures that keep them from speaking out, but, as is always the case in times of persecution and suffering, the awareness of God in my country has attained great acuteness and profundity.

          It is here that we see the dawn of hope: for no matter how formidably Communism bristles with tanks and rockets, no matter what successes it attains in seizing the planet, it is doomed never to vanquish Christianity.

          The West has yet to experience a Communist invasion; religion here remains free. But the West’s own historical evolution has been such that today it too is experiencing a drying up of religious consciousness. It too has witnessed racking schisms, bloody religious wars, and rancor, to say nothing of the tide of secularism that, from the late Middle Ages onward, has progressively inundated the West. This gradual sapping of strength from within is a threat to faith that is perhaps even more dangerous than any attempt to assault religion violently from without.

          Imperceptibly, through decades of gradual erosion, the meaning of life in the West has ceased to be seen as anything more lofty than the “pursuit of happiness, “a goal that has even been solemnly guaranteed by constitutions. The concepts of good and evil have been ridiculed for several centuries; banished from common use, they have been replaced by political or class considerations of short lived value. It has become embarrassing to state that evil makes its home in the individual human heart before it enters a political system. Yet it is not considered shameful to make dally concessions to an integral evil. Judging by the continuing landslide of concessions made before the eyes of our very own generation, the West is ineluctably slipping toward the abyss. Western societies are losing more and more of their religious essence as they thoughtlessly yield up their younger generation to atheism. If a blasphemous film about Jesus is shown throughout the United States, reputedly one of the most religious countries in the world, or a major newspaper publishes a shameless caricature of the Virgin Mary, what further evidence of godlessness does one need? When external rights are completely unrestricted, why should one make an inner effort to restrain oneself from ignoble acts?

          Or why should one refrain from burning hatred, whatever its basis–race, class, or ideology? Such hatred is in fact corroding many hearts today. Atheist teachers in the West are bringing up a younger generation in a spirit of hatred of their own society. Amid all the vituperation we forget that the defects of capitalism represent the basic flaws of human nature, allowed unlimited freedom together with the various human rights; we forget that under Communism (and Communism is breathing down the neck of all moderate forms of socialism, which are unstable) the identical flaws run riot in any person with the least degree of authority; while everyone else under that system does indeed attain “equality”–the equality of destitute slaves. This eager fanning of the flames of hatred is becoming the mark of today’s free world. Indeed, the broader the personal freedoms are, the higher the level of prosperity or even of abundance–the more vehement, paradoxically, does this blind hatred become. The contemporary developed West thus demonstrates by its own example that human salvation can be found neither in the profusion of material goods nor in merely making money.

          This deliberately nurtured hatred then spreads to all that is alive, to life itself, to the world with its colors, sounds, and shapes, to the human body. The embittered art of the twentieth century is perishing as a result of this ugly hate, for art is fruitless without love. In the East art has collapsed because it has been knocked down and trampled upon, but in the West the fall has been voluntary, a decline into a contrived and pretentious quest where the artist, instead of attempting to reveal the divine plan, tries to put himself in the place of God.

          Here again we witness the single outcome of a worldwide process, with East and West yielding the same results, and once again for the same reason: Men have forgotten God.

          With such global events looming over us like mountains, nay, like entire mountain ranges, it may seem incongruous and inappropriate to recall that the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual human heart, in the heart’s preference for specific good or evil. Yet this remains true even today, and it is, in fact, the most reliable key we have. The social theories that promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us at a dead end. The free people of the West could reasonably have been expected to realize that they are beset · by numerous freely nurtured falsehoods, and not to allow lies to be foisted upon them so easily. All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today’s world are fruitless unless we redirect our consciousness, in repentance, to the Creator of all: without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain. The resources we have set aside for ourselves are too impoverished for the task. We must first recognize the horror perpetrated not by some outside force, not by class or national enemies, but within each of us individually, and within every society. This is especially true of a free and highly developed society, for here in particular we have surely brought everything upon ourselves, of our own free will. We ourselves, in our daily unthinking selfishness, are pulling tight that noose…

          Our life consists not in the pursuit of material success but in the quest for worthy spiritual growth. Our entire earthly existence is but a transitional stage in the movement toward something higher, and we must not stumble and fall, nor must we linger fruitlessly on one rung of the ladder. Material laws alone do not explain our life or give it direction. The laws of physics and physiology will never reveal the indisputable manner in which the Creator constantly, day in and day out, participates in the life of each of us, unfailingly granting us the energy of existence; when this assistance leaves us, we die. And in the life of our entire planet, the Divine Spirit surely moves with no less force: this we must grasp in our dark and terrible hour.

          To the ill-considered hopes of the last two centuries, which have reduced us to insignificance and brought us to the brink of nuclear and non-nuclear death, we can propose only a determined quest for the warm hand of God, which we have so rashly and self-confidently spurned. Only in this way can our eyes be opened to the errors of this unfortunate twentieth century and our bands be directed to setting them right. There is nothing else to cling to in the landslide: the combined vision of all the thinkers of the Enlightenment amounts to nothing.

          Our five continents are caught in a whirlwind. But it is during trials such as these that the highest gifts of the human spirit are manifested. If we perish and lose this world, the fault will be ours alone.

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          • Teaching this to all high school students, along with associated subjects (history, geography, comparative politics, civics) would be incredibly worthwhile.
            This quote—–“Our life consists not in the pursuit of material success but in the quest for worthy spiritual growth.” is essential. Many of my friends tell me that their goal for their kids is that they “be happy”. What I remember my parents teaching me was to “be a good and productive citizen…loving others and sticking with it even with ups and downs”.

            TY for posting!

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            • vikingmom says:

              And the irony is that true “happiness” actually comes from the very things that your parents (and mine) instilled in us!

              I see a lot of lazy, self-centered, materialistic folks in the world today and none of them seem very happy!

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      • Judith says:

        They feel no shame because their side tells them the same stuff that our side tells us. They are fighting US because WE are the angry mob, dontcha know. We are “white supremecists!”

        The “Progressive Party” boasts a MASSIVE outreach campaign aimed at young “progressives.” Notice how they don’t associate themselves with the Democrats.

        I said it from the start that #walkaway is no good if these kids don’t know where to go next. A DemonRat by any other name, is just lipstick on a pig!!

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    • kallibella says:

      I bet you, the Left will take this opinion to mean “get violent” “loot” “break things up” “register illegals” and the like.
      The Left won’t ever change their thinking/ideology and way of doing things.

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    • Pam says:

      That idiot Perez that’s over the DNC thinks they can beat Trump. I almost laughed at that. They have no chance!

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    • Yep we are winning everything rural.. BUT they still have the House! It’s expected they win the cities but they won A LOT of districts with suburbs included! They ran “moderate” nice looking candidates. They played that very well. They won only with tight margins so we can change that if we select FITTING candidates for the districts.

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  30. bertdilbert says:

    Trump is being quiet on Twitter this morning. I fully expected a twitter barrage re Acosta. Perhaps the bar shooting changed all that. On the other hand, maybe he is not tweeting so he remains unpredictable.

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  31. eric says:

    yes….you swamp-pukes on the left….tell us again about accepting the out-come of fair and democratic elections.

    YOU CORRUPT,AMERICA HATING SWAMP HAGGS CAN KISS MY M.A.G.A. @$#!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TRUMP/’MERICA…LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.

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  32. Proud American from Texas says:

    I’m sure it’s posted somewhere here already. My sympathies to our fallen LEO and innocent victims in California and their friends and loved ones.
    My best wishes for RBG’s recovery. My anger at Tucker’s wife’s encounter is palpable.
    BUT, we cannot ignore the F***ery going on in Arizona, Georgia and Florida. We have too much at stake.

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  33. Grant says:

    Guys, we may lose Florida because of the stupid recount from the democRATS!

    Here: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/nelson-campaign-confident-it-has-the-votes-to-win-florida-senate-recount

    God hep us all!

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    • SandraOpines says:

      Prayer warriors: Please get on your knees and pray hard!

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    • andrewalinxs says:

      As stated up in the thread

      The precincts with most uncounted vote are in the Panhandle the solid Red Portion of the State the Leads for R senate and R Governor are going to grow when those come in.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Not because of a “recount” but because of cheating and loose election oversight.

      We need to get involved and demand tighter election laws and better informed public. We need to demand punishment for breaking those laws. We need LESS mail in ballots that are ripe for fraud. Get involved and demand election law tightening, paper trails in states that use computers and election law Enforcement!!

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      • JoD says:

        Isn’t it GREAT that the “rules” have made it doable for dems to keep a sizable pile of uncounted votes in the trunk of someone’s car?
        Just in case! /s

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      • JX says:

        No “early voting” or mail in ballots. The election must be atomic, a snapshot in time. Election DAY, not “season”. No same day registration either.

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    • Trump Train says:

      NOT HAPPENING THATS THE RED LINE.

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  34. Pam says:

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  35. SOLUTION to Launch DOJ Transformation

    Fire Rosenstein.
    Appoint an Acting DAG to replace him.
    Confirm the Acting DAG to become AG.
    Restore Whitaker as DOJ AG’s CoS.
    Reposition Whitaker as desired:
    • DAG successor
    • S.C. to replace Mueller once he is ordered Recused for conflicts of interest.
    • S.C. to prosecute the Clinton Foundation … expanding to the Deep State Cabal

    Presto.

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    • chojun says:

      I think that since the House has fallen to the Democrats, hopefully we see a 2nd special counsel (or even 3rd) appointed to oversee those matters. Certain members of the house have been calling for one for a while.

      Since none was appointed, I now assume it was due to 1) Sessions’ recusal and inability to appoint one and 2) Rosenstein having a personal self-interest in not appointing one.

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      • Summer says:

        Sessions flatly refused to appoint a SC and mumbled “we are looking into it” meaning the alleged criminal activity in his corrupt department (which he kept on praising for integrity and whatnot anyway). The deep state took care of any potential discontent within the MAGA movement by launching the Q psyop which rendered the gullible people complacent and allowed to run out the clock.

        His departure has given me a great deal of satisfaction but the damage this man caused is irreparable.

        His thrice-cursed legacy:

        1) Recused from the most important investigation in the American history;
        2) Took in Rosenstein the Trojan Horse and made him the de facto AG;
        3) Allowed Rosenstein to illegitimately appoint a S.C. on a fishing expedition;
        4) Defiantly sided WITH Rosenstein AGAINST Trump;
        5) Refused to reopen the investigation into Lois Lerner and the IRS abuse;
        6) Stonewalled the Congressional investigations;
        7) Stonewalled the FOIA requests;
        8) Insinuated that President Trump and the Republicans in Congress are inappropriately trying to apply political pressure on his high integrity department;
        9) Refused to appoint a S.C. to investigate the well-documented crimes while letting Mueller run wild;
        10) Innocent people’s lives and fortunes are ruined — ultimately by Sessions because he allowed Mueller to wreck havoc;
        11) The Hell he unleashed on Trump and the country is not over yet.

        …feel free to add yourself because my blood pressure is getting higher with each point.

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        • chojun says:

          Again, and to reiterate – I think given Trump’s public disappointment with Sessions and ultimately the fact that Trump asked for Sessions’ resignation is evidence of why Sessions didn’t/couldn’t do certain things.

          And by the way it’s clear now that the “Stealth Jeff” strategy was not a real thing. I think his appointment of Huber to work with Horowitz was a sort of “I’m trying to do what little I can” but Horowitz/Wray up until now have not exactly inspired confidence that the Swamp is being drained. But the fact that Huber reported directly to Sessions and not Rosenstein speaks volumes about what was going on behind the scenes.

          The swamp draining objective is very high on Trump’s list because it’s personal for Trump. People like McCabe and Strzok made it personal. But quite literally almost nothing has been done to that end. Is that accidental? Is there a correlation between 1) Swamp still being swampy, 2) Sessions’ recusal, and 3) Rosenstein running Mueller? I think not. Additionally we have Horowitz delaying his reports on literally the only thing we care about, and also Wray shoulder-shrugging the first 2 IG reports.

          Congress has been calling for a 2nd special counsel to investigate these matters but we’ve been told that Huber is as good, if not better, than a 2nd counsel. Is that true? Yes and no.

          Reasons for yes: If Rosenstein is a dirty cop, then he would interfere with the counsel.
          Reasons for no: A special counsel would have a great deal of independence to look into the matters, impanel grand juries and subpoena records that Rosenstein has refused to allow Congress and witnesses to see.

          In hindsight what we witnessed early 2017 was a *massive* internal power struggle at the DOJ which resulted in Sessions losing to Rosenstein and Mueller running roughshod over the Trump admin.

          The *very* bright side to all this is that SpyGate will be a campaign issue for 2020. There will be a reckoning coming.

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  36. Dat says:

    fyi, the most votes left to count in florida are in the pan handle. They save the day again. Florida recounts only change results at most by hundreds of votes. That is why the auto recount trigger is so low.

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  37. Let’s all commit to help Liberals go Sane again.

    Boost their psyche with reminders that they won the Mid-Terms when …
    • Justice Ginsberg gets replaced
    • SCOTUS cancels DACA
    • Trump’s Judges are confirmed
    • Trump’s new AG releases the FISA Warrants
    • Trump’s DOJ prosecutes the Clinton Foundation

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  38. NJF says:

    Good grief

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  39. JMC says:

    A scenario is possible in which RBG, if she never sits on the bench again, will be vilified by the left for causing the appointment of another conservative judge because she just wouldn’t go away.

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  40. phoenixRising says:

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  41. fleporeblog says:

    Their worse nightmare is coming! With RBG on the shelf for a while and unable to perform her duties, they can KISS DACA goodbye in a 5-3 decision. Our President is asking for the Supreme Court to hear this and rule on it this year before the MORONIC Appellate Courts hear it and rule on it causing an additional year delay.

    From the article linked above:

    Mr. Francisco said the justices earlier this year turned down a previous attempt to rush the case to them, but did say they wanted the appeals courts to move quickly.

    “More than eight months ago, this court recognized that this dispute called for an expeditious resolution. That is even more evident today,” he wrote in his petition. “The court should grant review in these cases and ensure that it can provide a timely and definitive resolution of the dispute this term.”

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  42. phoenixRising says:

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  43. wtd says:

    Not a single voter showed up to this polling station on Election Day.

    Liked by 1 person

  44. Evelyn says:

    Dave Janda – Election Fallout: Trump, Pelosi & Sessions
    Time to bring in the closer:

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  45. amwick says:

    Justice Ginsburg has been hospitalized after a fall in her office. Three cracked ribs..

    Liked by 2 people

  46. Concerned Virginian says:

    1PM FoxNews Radio: the former Marine who was the shooter in Ventura County wasn’t held for a psych evaluation prior to the shooting. Sounds to me like delayed onset PTSD.
    Now, watch: MSM will start the following memes:
    Military service “fries the brain and one has to ask if it’s worth it.
    NO former member of the military should be allowed to possess or use ANY firearm, EVER.
    ALL members of the military, active, reserve, or former, have some kind of PTSD so they ALL are “mentally ill”.
    ONLY active and reserve members of the military, law enforcement, Border Patrol, Secret Service, “sanctioned” armed private security personnel, and prison guards should be “allowed” to possess and use firearms. The Second Amendment must go.

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  47. covfefe999 says:

    I lost my place in this comments section and was going to respond to the latest Dem whine that Whitaker cannot be a permanent AG. I was making my way through this Slate article but thought I would offer it up to others, it seems to be pretty good and has references. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/07/if_donald_trump_fires_jeff_sessions_here_s_how_he_ll_appoint_a_successor.html

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  48. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of President Trump as part of that investigation.

    BREAKING: Attorney General Whitaker Won’t recuse himself from Mueller probe. Won’t approve subpoena of President Donald Trump.

    — Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) November 8, 2018

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