December 7th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #687

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1,383 Responses to December 7th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #687

  1. spoogels says:

    Oh Great, Trump’s Attorney General Pick Seen Pictured with Crooked Cop Robert Mueller

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    • spoogels says:

      FOX Legal expert Gregg Jarrett warned the president on Thursday that Barr is an “establishment insider.”

      Barr worked for George H. W. Bush.
      He is a DC insider and has worked with crooked cop Robert Mueller.

      There is however a bit of hope for this latest Trump pick.

      Barr refused to appoint a special counsel in the Iraq gate scandal under Bush Sr.’s administration.

      Esquire reported:

      It was suggested that the Poppy Bush administration was helping to arm Saddam Hussein’s Iraq through a complicated scheme involving allegedly misused U.S. agricultural credits and a corrupt bank in Atlanta. This was somewhat embarrassing to Bush, as his administration was being accused of helping build the war machine that he’d sent American troops to destroy in Kuwait. The House Judiciary Committee asked that a special counsel be appointed. William Barr, then the Attorney General, refused to do so.

      (Earlier, Barr also had refused to appoint a special counsel to look into the monumental money-laundering operation of the Bank of Commerce and Credit International, a massive scandal that only then-Senator John Kerry had the stones to take on.)

      We will know within the next 24 hours on where Barr stands.
      If the liberal media and Deep State players go insane we will know he was a perfect pick.
      If we hear nothing from the corrupt media we will know we are doomed and the shadow government in Washington DC will continue.

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    • linda4298 says:

      And Comey praised him.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …as SD has repeatedly pointed out, DC is one big family …they all know each other, their wives, children, parents go to the same schools, clubs, restaurants, churches, social events, sporting events, etc etc …their spouses have jobs in the govt, many of them in senior positions …the cross-pollination is hourly, daily, weekly, etc

        …of course Comey praised him …that’s what they do …you do …with those you are so closely intertwined with …Barr praised Comey …it’s a circle-jerk

        …but what matters is this …will Barr let that interfere with his role as AG? …Trump apparently thinks not …we have no choice but to wait and see …I certainly don’t expect him to do anything immediately after confirmation …anything in the next few weeks/months will be Whittaker, not Barr …or Huber, but I’d not bet a nickel on that 🤷‍♂️

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  2. Margaret Berger says:

    Tillerson thought he was president. He thought that President Trump was a figurehead. He got totally blindsided (rightly and smartly so) by the negotiations behind his back on North Korea. He was left out of one the the most important State Department developments in our recent history. I am sure if he had been in the know he would have fumbled it either deliberately or with his arrogant stupid moves. That had to smart and he has just been waiting for the “right” time to try and get even.
    It is disgusting to accuse someone of wanting to break the law and not offering “proof”. It is slanderous, not juvenile. Punching back at these low disgusting tactics is the only way to go with the left. Good on President Trump.

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    • kea says:

      Yes I saw comments he made or claimed to have made as headline news for MSM… I like mike pompeo better.

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    • Q&A says:

      Regardless of what happened on the job, what kind of person thinks it’s OK to publicly, in the media, criticize your former boss, much less the POTUS, the greatest counter puncher ever in modern political history. Someone who is dumb as a box of rocks.

      I’m embarrassed for Rex Tillerson. No good Texan behaves this way.

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  3. kea says:

    Of course they are:

    Missouri Sen.-elect Josh Hawley probed after complaint from liberal group

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/missouri-sen-elect-josh-hawley-probed-complaint

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  4. sunnydaze says:

    Ocasio-Cortez threatens Don, Jr. with her subpoena power. Lordy what an idiot:

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  5. Sandra-VA says:

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  6. Just found out Gen kelly is leaving as COS! Any reason why?

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Tensions between Kelly and Bolton erupt in shouting match outside Oval Office/

      The White House chief of staff and national security adviser shouted at each other over southern border crossings, but have a tense history.

      By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and ELIANA JOHNSON 10/18/2018 05:22 PM EDT Updated 10/18/2018 06:25 PM EDT

      “Bolton and Kelly sparred over how to respond to the migrant surge, with Bolton favoring Trump’s aggressive approach and Kelly urging caution. The fight reached a fever pitch when Bolton criticized Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, arguing that Nielsen, who earlier served as Kelly’s deputy at the White House, hasn’t done enough to manage the rapid increase in migrants, two of the administration officials said. That comment infuriated Kelly, a retired Marine general who remains a close ally of Nielsen’s.

      The fight was so intense that it startled aides working in a West Wing long inured to internal chaos. One of the administration officials who described the incident wondered aloud whether Kelly or Nielsen might step down in the coming days, reigniting ever-present speculation in Washington about the future of the chief of staff.”

      https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/18/kelly-and-bolton-shouting-match-white-house-913871

      Bet a lot of the tension is over the “professional pairing” of
      General Kelly/Nielsen. IMO she is not a “Wartime Consigliere”/
      DHSS so to speak. POTUS and others apparently not HAPPY/
      RIGHT NOW WE NEED REALLY, REALLY, REALLY TOUGH.

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    • kea says:

      Does this mean that Nielsen is leaving as well? Since those two ( Nielsen and Kelly) work together?

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  7. linda4298 says:

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/gop-women-donald-trump-republican-women/2018/12/07/id/893665/ President Donald Trump is polling about the same with Republican women as he was two years ago when he won the 2016 election, one pollster said Friday.

    During an interview with Hill.TV, Morning Consult editor Anna Yukhananov revealed the new data.

    “When Trump was elected, something like 53 percent of Republican women viewed him very favorably, and those numbers are pretty much the same now,” Yukhananov said.

    “[There’s] been a lot of things happening in that time. I just don’t really see the vote changing even if they don’t love everything he says.

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  8. MaineCoon says:

    Well, now. You don’t say….

    Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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    • jrapdx says:

      Really, the President shouldn’t be so shy and hesitant, he should just come right out and say what he feels about things and the people who used to work for him. Of course the media and Democrats will be screaming about how the President ha better shape up and be “Presidential”, but Trump will be Trump and no one can ever honestly doubt where he stands.

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    • Timmy- the-Ute says:

      Does Tillerson think he is not going to be dragged before congress and asked what laws he and the President was breaking or conspiring to break? What kind of idiot would say such a thing to a reporter?

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    • the5thranchhand says:

      Just goes to show, that you never really know a person until you hire them, and have to work with them! At least now we know how they both feel! No guessing by the peanut gallery!

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  9. patrickhenrycensored says:

    “I think that the Republican leadership did not want us to get to the bottom of the facts. They did not want to truly unearth the extent of the Deep State and that’s why we’re here, with the clock running out and the Democrats about to be in control.”
    Rep. Matt Gaetz

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  10. bullnuke says:

    I’ve been trying to take a break from the daily crap show. I honestly believe President Trump should fire Mueller immediately. Who knows what advice he is being given preventing him from doing it. He either puts up with another two years of Mueller and fake that are damaging or dare the liberals in the house to impeach him. Show the American public the unredacted truth and let them witness liberals in congress ignore it along with the fake news. Enough is enough.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      dems will impeach whether he fires Mueller or not. I would have Whitaker ask SC how long he needs to wrap it up. That becomes the deadline and when it arrives release the classified docs, fire Mueller, pardon Manafort and send Cohen a calendar. Let’s get this thing rolling!

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  11. Bigbadmike says:

    You have to admit that our President has the greatest sense of humor than any President ever!

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  12. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Retweet

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  13. https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/12/03/usmca-entrenches-tech-companies-right-censor/

    “But USMCA also entrenches tech companies’ right to censor without liability. Article 19.17 of the trade agreement gives tech companies immunity from any lawsuits arising from actions taken to “restrict material it considers to be harmful or objectionable.””

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  14. AloftWalt says:

    Does anyone else find it odd that we just had a major earthquake hit a major Alaskan city inflicting major damage and there hasn’t been another word about it in most of the media since it happened. I haven’t even heard about any additional follow-up from our government either.
    Has there been any earthquake updates from the whitehouse that the media just hasn’t covered?

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Though I cannot answer them, I appreciate that you have raised excellent questions.

      From the little I do know, AK is on top of things and recovering relatively quickly. This is likely not worthy to the media, who probably consider it “white people problems.”

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  15. Majik says:

    This looks real! Press Release from December 5th.

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D) TX-28 [Rio Grande to the suburbs of San Antonio]:

    “I just spoke to Director of the Joint Task Force-West Manny Padilla, who informed me that they will be removing barbed wire in Laredo that was prepared by the troops in recent months as an attempt to impede the oncoming migrant caravan at the border. This is a welcomed change…”

    https://cuellar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402893&fbclid=IwAR2pI_4_iw1Zon6DGYdRs2WLR-Ynt19FlUhMj9akXhmJLjK1cKvnJvtHJtk

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  16. paper doll says:

    In my estimation the Dems are too lazy to actually mount an impeachment. They will bombarded PT the Trump family with a blizzard of subpoenas in hopes he will resign…of course he won’t, it would do not good. They would still be after him. They know he’s sensitive about his kids and I believe that’s who they’ll go after as well. They have been signaling that. . Bush AG’s, if memory serves, have been historically good at keeping heat off their Presidents. I believe that is Mr. Barr’s role and not going after the Obama cabal . Lord knows he’ll be busy enough doing that with what Dems and never Trumpers have planned. There’s a heap of Bush oligarchy in the Trump administration, which I guess is how PT is battling the Obama oligarchy…which is still trying to bring him down….The coup hasn’t stopped, it’s on going

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