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. Throwaway the key says:

    There is a better than 50% chance Trump just folded to the deep state with the selection of Barr. Barr knows he has more power than the weakened President. It’s Barr’s country to run. Hopefully he is at least 25% on the side of MAGA.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      ? …..quite irrational of you.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Bert Darrell says:

        Don’t worry, Beni. We, Treepers, can easily smell a trollinsky. Their distinct stink comes off the screen when they pop up here. Don’t feed them, let them dry on their stinky vine.

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        • Moultrie Flag says:

          I don’t think he is trolling.

          Barr is old school CIA.

          What makes you think he is anything but an easily confirmed “more of the same”?

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        • Something BIG must be about to happen that is VERY bad for the DS and the Cabal. The Trolls are out THICK here and elsewhere on conservative blogs. I smell FEAR. BTW After reading more about Barr and his Bio, I am actually optimistic.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            POTUS has a series of tweets (today) which are quite detailed about what he thinks should be in the Mueller report. Not only is he on a roll… but he notes that there is a partial “counter report” written in response to the Mueller report, with the caveat that it’s can’t be completed until Mueller is done.

            I’d say POTUS’ tweets are interesting if one likes to speculate.

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            • It is no coincidence that all the “chaff” is being thrown in the air today, from all the Trolls out in force, the Tillerson diatribe, The Mueller fluff, the media up roars, the stock market nose diving. The “left” and the cabal are throwing all the shit in the air they can today. Why? Something is on the way, it is big, it is unstoppable, and it is VERY bad for the Cabal and their sycophants. Think about this, is Trump upset? NO, are the MAGA GOP upset? NO. The only ones “spinnig”, trolling, evading (Comey) and throwing ever more wild hissy fits are the Dems and the Cabal. WHY? They are supposed to be winning, this is supposed to be the END of Trump and MAGA. They should be GIDDY. and yet, they AREN’T The reasons why should prove VERY intriguing. got you some popcorn yet? Stock up!

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              • ladypenquin says:

                Very good points. Was disappointed to hear Tillerson’s negative remarks. It’s a good thing he is gone.

                Giddy is the right word, and it’s lacking in the verbosity of the Left/Dems etc. Wonder why. OTOH, POTUS is throwing it all out there on a daily basis. Each day he appears to have another data point – intentionally making sure we remember.

                Maybe something is going to go down and it’s good for our side. Important to remember that President Trump doesn’t seem to be worried. He’s in a “stay on target” mode.

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    • jeezum, that’s a totally exaggerated response to something that hasn’t happened. Time to get your emotions under control.

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      • oops, guess he did get nominated…sorry…but I stand by my comment regarding your reaction. Pretty overboard.

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      • andrewalinxs says:

        This is par for the course when it comes to nominations. I have yet to not see over reaction to a nominee.

        I remember when Kavanaugh nomination was supposed to be Trump caves to the Bushes now its Barr nomination proves Trump caves to the Bushes.. Before that it was various other nominees ironically Session arguably the worse nominee Trump put up such an accusation I don’t recall being made.

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        • CNN_sucks says:

          Agreed. Sessions has zero experience to be AG. Only he got the job because of loyalty. Congress protect Sessions as their insurance policy. It was a disaster for PDJT but glad PT has shown the exit door for Sessions.

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          • AmericaFirst says:

            I’m sorry, but this is just ridiculous.

            From 1981 to 1993, he served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, and he was elected Attorney General of Alabama in 1994. Alabamians have since lauded his excellent performance in that role.

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            • tdwesselman says:

              Sessions did not have the drive and strength to house clean the DOJ, Beyond that his biggest issue was he wanted to be liked too much. He never left the politician mentality and took back on the hard case do the right thing personality of a good Attorney General.

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            • mikeyboo says:

              Even Pres Trump said he did not really “see” Jeff Sessions as AG but Sessions had endorsed Pres Trump very early and Pres Trump rewarded Sessions with the AG position.

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          • Deb says:

            Sessions was the AG in Alabama before running for the Senate. That’s a lot of experience.

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        • suejeanne1 says:

          and when you think of the Kavanaugh nomination, what a blessed choice that was . . . our wonderful President Trump made the most awesome choice

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          • MfM says:

            What the best part of the Kavanaugh nomination was when people would repeatedly mention other candidates like Amy Coney Barrett and how she wouldn’t have any trouble if Trump replaced Kavanaugh with her.

            So when Trump nominates her or any of the others in the future, it will be easy to pull those quotes up to throw in their face. I actually kept a file of them from my FB friends who were so militant about being anti-Kavanaugh.

            I know that the anti-Trumpers will try and destroy any candidate, I just hope it will be easier going than Kavanaugh’s.

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          • Rick20033 says:

            Whether Kavanaugh was “the most awesome choice” depends on how we’re judging the decision. What was his first act once confirmed? To hire clerks based on their gender because he thought they were underrepresented (which means discriminating against members of the other sex, which is illegal). How is he going to rule against affirmative action and hiring quotas after that?
            I think he will be on the right side on most rulings, but he is no Clarence Thomas or Antonin Scalia. There were better choices that could have been made from a judicial point of view. Kavanaugh was a political decision. From that point of view, he was a wise pick.

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            • suejeanne1 says:

              I would say that my main reason for thinking this was awesome is that he was the one who would have the calendars and guts to refute the “Dr. Christine Blasey Ford” 11th hour BS – that was really something – and of course, that President Trump stood by him and didn’t budge.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            More importantly, he stood by Kavanaugh when any other GOP president would have folded.

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    • linda4298 says:

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/column-2/who-is-william-barr-5-fast-facts/ Barr has already held the position of attorney general, serving under the late President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993.

      Before that, he also served as deputy attorney general and assistant attorney general overseeing the Office of Legal Counsel.

      At the Justice Department, Barr’s work ranged from combatting violent crime to investigation the Pan Am 103 bombing. He also coordinated counter-terror activities during the first Gulf War and spearheaded the response to the S&L crisis, according to his biography.

      Prior to joining the Justice Department, Barr worked with the White House Domestic Policy staff for a year under then-President Ronald Reagan.

      Laura Ingraham34m
      Bill Barr and Heather Nauert at DOJ & UN — two phenomenal picks by @realDonaldTrump.

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      • marko says:

        I called the WH and expressed my reservations and concern with Mr. Barr. I would prefer Ratcliffe. Barr seens like an entrenched swamp creature and his daughter works for DOJ. I don’t see accountability with him running DOJ.

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      • Artymisfoul says:

        Former CIA. Pro big corp. Worked with/for Mueller before. Former Bushie.

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      • Trump's Hammer says:

        I recall listening to Laura when Trump announced Sessions for AG. I thought “huh? whut?” and Laura just kept saying how incredibly awesome of a pick it was and she was looking forward to it. While I like Laura as a person, I do not trust her judgement.

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      • You forgot his opinions on immigration, abortion, the Clinton foundation, uranium one, and Presidential powers. ANNNND right on cue( or is it Q LOL for you doubters) The Dems are coming out AGAINST Barr because he was PRO Trump.

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    • Timmy- the-Ute says:

      God Bless Pres. Trump.

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      • singingsoul says:

        Barr looks like a good pick. I am sure there are not many good experienced people to choose from who are willing to come to DC for a couple of years..?
        I am trying to be realistic and with the mess in the DOJ to put an experienced man in.
        I also wondered if POTUS made peace with the Bush family that would not only be good for both but also for the country. I think it is time if the republican party wants to survive to come together and put all under the tent in cooperation. One does not have to give up all ideals but one can embrace in order to strengthen ideals and grow for the sake of the country.

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        • Michelle says:

          I agree.

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        • Betty says:

          The Bush family don’t want the remaining Kennedy papers released to the public. Is President Trump going to put them before us?
          “One does not have to give up all ideals but one can embrace in order to strengthen ideals and grow for the sake of the country.”

          So WE and our President have to give up some of our ideals in order to get along with globalists? Which ideals and why us? List something they plan to give up. What difference does it make anyway, watch the guy get confirmed, remember how they confirmed Sessions and Wray? That will tell a whole lot.

          If they managed to batter our President down, it is because we allowed it. Have we no French in us?

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          • Somebody says:

            Sessions had a contentious confirmation, it was Rosenstein that sailed through.

            I’m not sure confirmation vote is a good barometer on Barr though. There should be no doubt that he is capable and qualified to be AG, since he’s in fact been AG before. It would be difficult to justify voting against him. Clearly plenty of D’s will vote against him. Probably the bigger tell will be during the hearings, do the D’s nitpick decisions he made while AG, do they drag up a Blasey-Ford, do they question some of his private practice cases, etc. If they roll over and play dead, then he’s swamp.

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        • Jenevive says:

          People can be friends with one another or even co workers yet
          not agree with everything they do. MR. Barr has made comments about
          not agreeing with certain things Muller has done. Just because he knows
          him or maybe worked with him doesn;t necessarily mean he will
          just go alone with anything Muller does. I will wait and see. At least
          he should get thru I mean what can the dems say after a week of hero
          worshipping GHWB that his guy who was good enough to get approved
          back then suddenly isn;t worthy now?

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          • NC Patriot says:

            Barr also worked with Reagan, he is not opposed to investigating the Clinton issues, he thinks Comey overstepped, thinks POTUS had every right to fire Comey. He is a law and order person. He was away from the swamp many years. So I have to rely on POTUS’ judgement.

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      • Sherbear61 says:

        Trump: you give me this….
        Mueller: ok, then you can have that.
        The art of the deal!!

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    • Teddy Blanchard says:

      I agree. This may be the day that maga died. Surrender of the doj to the DS. POTUS needs a wing man committed to cleaning up the doj. Yet he hires another swamp bush insider. He passed on Barrett for kavanaugh. Team bush came to the rescue. Now this? Does this get Mueller off his back. Are backroom deals being made. how long before Barr turns on POTUS? Pdjt may have 2 years left. And now the koolaid drinkers can call me a troll for speaking some uncomfortable truth.

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      • rf121 says:

        the koolaid drinkers can call me a troll for speaking some uncomfortable truth.

        It is your opinion based on wild ass guesses. I recommend the mango/peach flavor by the way. Sugar free of course.

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      • billygoat65 says:

        Yawn. I wish had a nickel for everytime you started crying. It’s over man!

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      • East Indian says:

        Winding up Mueller witch hunt and prosecution of Obama DoJ, and may ne the Clintons too, in exchange for not releasing the remaining JFK papers…

        Looks like a deal.

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      • Just a WILD guess, you haven’t read any info on Barr and are talking out your butt here. Dems are ALREADY condemning this pick, that should tell everyone all they need to know.

        Also, If you think Barr is full swamp, I suggest you read his opinions while AG, DAG, and as a commentator. You may find his opinions on abortion, immigration, the Clinton Foundation, Uranium one, and Presidential powers considerably less than “swampy” In fact, my guess is the Dems will HATE this pick, and oppose it in a way not unlike BK.

        But, please, keep on your Trump is an idiot rant, and how his Presidency is over. You out yourself as a Troll, no one need point that out. As for koolaid, I have watched Trump kick Dems, RINOS, deep state, foreign dignitaries and countries, and globalists asses for over two years. I will enjoy the next six as he continues and does even more while WE win. If that is koolaid, it is damn good koolaid….more please.

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      • lurker2 says:

        now the koolaid drinkers can call me a troll for speaking some uncomfortable truth

        What truth? It’s just your opinion, and it seems to be based on a selective memory.

        Sorry you’re so disappointed. lol Maybe you should have voted for Hilary, that would have worked out so much better, right?

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      • Amy2 says:

        We might consider your opinion a little more closely if you were less insulting. Why not just call us deplorable while you’re at it?

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    • erm9164 says:

      You made a terrible mistake.You criticized a decision made by President Trump. That automatically means you are not a believer in MAGA and are a paid troll. Yes, I realize throwing the troll card is an intellectually lazy response,but you have learned your lesson.

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      • Teddy Blanchard says:

        How dare anyone criticize a POTUS hiring decision!!! He’s never made a bad hire. Spicer priebus bannon tillerson sessions Portman mooch ah nevermind. He never makes bad hires.

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        • andrewalinxs says:

          Problem is people have been criticizing EVERY POTUS hiring decision with the same lines over and over again.

          It is the same circus every time. POTUS been played/sold out has become the repeating criticism to ever nomination since he picked the VP at the convention in June of 2016.

          Also yea some of that criticism proved true but when its the same line for ever pick made of course some are going to pan out as bad.

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          • For Eyes says:

            He’s made more bad picks than good ones.

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            • Somebody says:

              Now I disagree with that, he has lots of people working for him that are doing well. His economic team is top notch. There are a myriad of appointees involved, only a handful are ever mentioned. Look at Mick Mulvaney at OMB. How about Rick Grenell, ambassador to Germany. Ryan Sinks at interior. FEMA has done well with multiple natural disasters.

              There are plenty of excellent picks. Yes there have been some duds, but that happens to every POTUS.

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        • Somebody says:

          Come on Mooch was AWESOME 😂🤣 I enjoyed all 10 days 😂😂

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          • ezpz2 says:

            Lol! I think it was 11 days, no?

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            • Somebody says:

              Yes I think so, but wasn’t the 11th day a half day.

              Poor Mooch, always being sold short 😂

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              • ezpz2 says:

                LMAO!! Poor guy. 😂😂
                I think he even created a new time frame. Where some will say days, weeks, etc. when talking about periods of time, the Mooch will use multiples of 10 (or 11) days and call them mooches, eg, 30 days = 3 mooches.

                Good attitude and creative way to make light of what was probably a very harrowing, intense experience.

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      • Deb says:

        We are smart enough to discern between intelligent comments that criticize PDJT and his decisions, and comments that sound like nothing more than unintelligent whining. See the difference?

        When you sound like a stupid whiner, people assume you are a troll.

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    • Invisigoth says:

      Read the Diane West piece on Iraqgate. Anyone remember that? Mueller does. He ran the FBI Criminal Division while Barr was 41’s inept AG. You thought Sessions was bad?

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    • lurker2 says:

      I’m getting really tired of people coming into this forum with what appear to be new IDs and depositing so much hate of Trump disguised as disappointment in his decisions.

      Go away, throwaway. I’ll bet you didn’t even vote for Trump.

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      • dawndoe says:

        I don’t see hate for Trump, I see sincere disappointment.

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        • lurker2 says:

          Really? The OP’s comment isn’t even rational:

          There is a better than 50% chance Trump just folded to the deep state with the selection of Barr.

          Folded to the deep state? Seriously? This is pure unadulterated trolling.

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          • dawndoe says:

            And the OP went on to say, “Hopefully he is at least 25% on the side of MAGA.” Doesn’t sound like a troll to me, just someone who is disappointed and trying to figure out why Trump would choose someone who seems to be a bit swampy. Someone who says good things about the bad guys such as Comey and Mueller. Someone who was nominated by a swamp dweller himself (41).

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            • lurker2 says:

              Nobody, NOBODY, should equate a Trump pick with Trump giving in to the swamp or deep state. Trump is 100% MAGA. The problem isn’t Trump, the problem is what he’s up against.

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              • dawndoe says:

                Then why did he choose a swamp rat? Barr has already praised Comey, but said he crossed a line. No, Comey is corrupt. Period. Barr doesn’t seem to agree with that. We don’t understand why Trump keeps choosing swamp people when he has so many outsiders from which to choose. We need someone who is going to come in and clean up this horrible MESS. From what I’ve heard and read so far, Barr is not that person. Yeah, he agrees that Mueller is out of line, but that’s not enough. Maybe Barr will prove to be a better choice than I think, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I think Trump needs to order Barr to drain the swamp. That shouldn’t be an illegal thing to do.

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      • ezpz2 says:

        I speak for myself, but I doubt I’m alone when I say it’s comments like yours here that drive people away.

        And I DID vote for PDJT, and still support him, but with eyes wide open.

        There are some valid critiques and concerns that need to expressed in the name of having his back. A form of tough love if you will. Remember that Sundance points out that there are many visitors to this site. I’d like to think that some are reading on behalf of POTUS.

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        • ezpz2 says:

          That was in response to lurker2

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          • lurker2 says:

            A valid critique is not to claim “Trump just folded to the deep state”.

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            • ezpz2 says:

              We each have our own way of expressing ourselves. Is it our place to try to shut down someone because we don’t think their critique is valid?

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              • lurker2 says:

                Well maybe people should be expressing themselves in a better way. First of all, blaming Trump for any of the mess is completely absurd. And then leaping to some kind of outrageous conclusion (“folded to the deep state”) because he picked a new AG who might end up working out well for us …. that kind of crap has no place here. A rational person would lay out some facts, weigh the pros and cons, and worst case take a wait-and-see attitude. The info about Barr is actually promising but there seems to be some kind of infection going ’round here, people not actually doing research but just pumping out crap like “he sounds swampy”.

                If you (meaning anyone here, not you specifically) support Trump then support him. Understand the difficult situation he’s in. Understand that he’s having conversations we’re not privvy too. Understand that he’s accepting the advice of people he trusts. I realize we have a lot at stake but throwing hands up and crying that Trump has switched to the swamp side is crazy.

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                • ezpz2 says:

                  I hear you, lurker2, but lately, it does seem that any and all critique is simply dismissed out of hand, and the the ones expressing the criticism are immediately called trolls and are told to leave. I find that to be off putting and not conducive to having civil, thoughtful, and respectful discourse.

                  JMO

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        • Deb says:

          That “tough love” needs to be delivered in a respectful and constructive and intelligent way. Otherwise you just sound like a troll.

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          • ezpz2 says:

            Deb, maybe we have different views on what it means to be respectful, but I indeed WAS respectful in my reply to someone who didn’t come across as respectful.

            WADR

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        • dawndoe says:

          Amen, ezpz2!

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    • singingsoul says:

      Throwaway the key says:
      “There is a better than 50% chance Trump just folded to the deep state with the selection of Barr. Barr knows he has more power than the weakened President. It’s Barr’s country to run. Hopefully he is at least 25% on the side of MAGA.”
      ____________________________________________________
      I am listening to ash while reading here.
      Apparently according to Rush the main street media is now going after Barr. Rush “the long knifes are after Barr.”

      What good people forget is the new AG who ever it is needs to be able to be approved.
      I like to know from the critics of POTUS election of AG how would you have a person approved who is an outsider who is cleaning out the DOJ and go after Hillary and people in Congress Mueller you name it..?

      Sometimes we have to use critical thinking and contemplate discern who would be the best person to be AG who would be approved by all Republicans. We all know the Rinos who vote against everyone POTUS suggests as AG. Barr seems to be the guy who will please Pence and the supporters in Congress of POTUS and the Rino faction.

      POTUS cannot please everyone that is impossible. I know even in a family not everyone is please what one cooks or the gift one gives. One only can make a meal most will appreciates .
      My experience there are unhappy people who never will be happy who POTUS chooses no matter what because they are to happy people.
      I trust POTUS and God Bless him.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      BUSHWA (or horse pucky for the unitiated.)

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    • law4lifeblog says:

      Conservative patriots I trust are very happy about the Barr nomination. Moreover, I met Barr personally in the early summer of 2016 and he told me he was supporting Donald Trump. Let’s give this a chance.

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      • Somebody says:

        Thank you for sharing that law4life. Good to know he is a supporter. Did illegal immigration or the border by chance come up in your conversation?

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    • Greg says:

      Excellent! It would be better if Marty was going back to watch Hillary Clinton face Justice!

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      • J Gottfred says:

        Do you mean going forward into the future, hopefully the near future?

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        • J-Mac says:

          Two links you need to see if you haven’t seen them.

          D13.

          OVERSIGHT OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: A CASE STUDY ON THE CLINTON FOUNDATION
          https://oversight.house.gov/hearing/oversight-of-nonprofit-organizations-a-case-study-on-the-clinton-foundation/

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          • Greg says:

            Next Thursday will be very interesting!
            Hillary looked very worried at the Bush services! Promises Made! Promises Kept!

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          • agentcommonsense says:

            WHEN YOU HIT ON “HEARINGS” LOOK UP EVERY MONTH SINCE FEB 2009. AWESOME AND ADDICTING
            Here is a excerpt from May 2010. Link at bottom

            Where Are All the Watchdogs? Addressing Inspector General Vacancies

            Hearing Date: May 10, 2012 12:00 am

            For example, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General’s investigation into Fast and Furious languished for months because the office lacked permanent leadership. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s recent confirmation, however, has renewed our hope that the Fast and Furious investigation will reach a thorough and timely conclusion.

            So what did Horowitz find out ? And interesting no IG the entire time Hillary was Sec State.. Hmmm
            https://oversight.house.gov/hearing/

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        • Greg says:

          I Stand Correct as always! Yes, going forward (short journey) into the near future!

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        • J-Mac says:

          2018 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States
          LAW & JUSTICE
          Issued on: March 1, 2018

          Sec. 3. (a) Pursuant to section 5542 of the Military

          Justice Act of 2016 (MJA), division E of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, Public Law 114-328, 130 Stat. 2000, 2967 (2016), except as otherwise provided by the MJA or this order, the MJA shall take effect on January 1, 2019.

          (b) Nothing in the MJA shall be construed to make punishable any act done or omitted prior to January 1, 2019, that was not punishable when done or omitted.

          (c) Nothing in title LX of the MJA shall be construed to invalidate the prosecution of any offense committed before January 1, 2019. The maximum punishment for an offense committed before January 1, 2019, shall not exceed the maximum punishment in effect at the time of the commission of such offense.

          (d) Nothing in the MJA shall be construed to invalidate any nonjudicial punishment proceeding, restraint, investigation, referral of charges, trial in which arraignment occurred, or other action begun prior to January 1, 2019. Except as otherwise provided in this order, the MJA shall not apply in any case in which charges are referred to trial by court-martial before January 1, 2019. Except as otherwise provided in this order, proceedings in any such case shall be held in the same manner and with the same effect as if the MJA had not been enacted.

          https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/2018-amendments-manual-courts-martial-united-states/

          Are these two links related? Or not? I guess we’ll find out soon.

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  2. Suncc49 says:

    I wanna hear what Joe D has to say about Barr.

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    • Flight93Gal says:

      suncc49,

      Completely agree!

      Also….memo to “lurking lawyer” a/k/a ristvan…

      DiGenova said recently that he knew who the new AG selection is and that when announced the name will generate “great fear in the hearts of all at DOJ/FBI” (paraphrasing).

      Does this specific comment by Joe D. fit new AG Barr in your opinion?

      Stated another way… has AG Barr demonstrated by ANY FORMER ACTIONS that he WILL pursue truth and justice–irrespective of party affiliation–and faithfully pursue investigations versus “protecting the institutions” ?

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      • J-Mac says:

        I think AG Barr has faithfully followed the needs and wants of the Bush Family whenever asked has he not?

        Was AG Barr at the Funeral on Wednesday or not?

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        • singingsoul says:

          J-Mac says:
          “I think AG Barr has faithfully followed the needs and wants of the Bush Family whenever asked has he not?

          Was AG Barr at the Funeral on Wednesday or not?”
          __________________________________
          j-Mac you know something what we do not know..? Would you like to share when Barr fallowed the needs of the Bush family..?

          Personally I do not care about the Bush family one way or another because they mean nothing to me.

          One can also question has he also faithfully fallowed the needs of the Reagan family because he also worked in the Reagan WH…?
          You know what I am interested in is has he Barr faithfully served the United States and his people..?

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      • LBB says:

        PDJT described Barr as a jurist (as he departed for Missouri) . I hope this is the case. I have been wondering if any exist anymore in general positions.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Jonathan Turley has a very high regard for him–says he’s a straight shooter, doesn’t mess around with games.

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      • Proud American from Texas says:

        DiGenova served as an Independent Counsel under Barr when Barr was Atty Gen before.
        It was described earlier by a commenter on this site.

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      • Donald says:

        Flight93:
        Start by reading the bio at wikipedia. Since the latter now also enjoys smacking conservatives, and highlights red lights for the benefit of progressives, you may consider these smacks at Barr to be also his virtues.
        Was skeptical. No longer. Trump will be very well served.
        Great choice!

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      • Somebody says:

        I did a little digging, seems he immediately brought in fresh faces in all the key positions the last time he was appointed. He was initially an acting like Whitaker, but he made those leadership changes as acting from what I read.

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  3. Pointman says:

    Some thoughts on the political upheaval occurring in France.

    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/revolution/

    Pointman

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    • CNN_sucks says:

      Macron has enter the abyss. Every factions from yellow vest, muslim, hig schoolers and antifa wants him to resign.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        This is getting to be French Revolution style and Macron and his wife like Louie XVI and Marie Antoinette…if Macron starts killing his countrymen over taxes (bread), it’s all over for him and he will be marched to the political guillotine….probably before Christmas to stop the bloodshed.

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    • litenmaus says:

      Good read Pointman. Thanks for posting. A few other little nuggets regarding the political upheaval.

      the French government has warned of riots this weekend and is telling Americans who live in the area to ‘shelter in place’. Americans will be fish in a barrel in the event that Macron unleashes his EU army buddies on the streets of Paris. (and I’m guessing the warning provides an excuse to keep rogue media out of the area)

      Resistance fighters are dismantling traffic cameras in areas of Paris. (No reports of this being done in other cities, but if I had to guess, I’d say the resistance fighters are in for the long haul and can’t help but think other cities will be having the same issue this weekend)

      The French police by law, cannot go on strike. However, the union that is made up of police support, those that maintain police equipment, the cooks that feed them, the administrators who keep buildings up, open and running, have chosen to strike. The political effects of the strike by the service workers should be interesting to watch, even after this weekend.

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  4. bakocarl says:

    H/T to Tom Paxton

    When I was just a neophyte, still learning many things,
    We had a fateful election, and, my, what it did bring.
    It held its chin up in the air and so peered down at you,
    And though it acted oh, so smart, it didn’t have a clue.

    It went “me” when it talked,
    “My” when it spoke,
    “I-I-I” when it stood still;
    I didn’t know just what it was,
    But I had a prescient chill.

    The first time that I looked at it I had a big surprise.
    Its manner was professorial with half lidded eyes.
    It seemed relaxed and all at ease, confidence did abound,
    But when I listened to the words, they had that lying sound.

    It went “me” when it talked,
    “My” when it spoke,
    “I-I-I” when it stood still;
    I couldn’t follow all the words
    But they added up to nil.

    It first made apologies to people everywhere
    And then it bowed to others, much more than I could bear.
    It spent all the money we had and then it spent some more,
    And what you did, according to it, it took credit for.

    It went “me” when it talked,
    “My” when it spoke,
    “I-I-I” when it stood still;
    And it failed at all it did,
    Except it lied with skill.

    Eight years had passed so slow it seems, just one long nightmare,
    But now we’re blessed with MAGA Trump with golden, flowing hair.
    He brings his vast experience with talents well endowed,
    And works to make America first; we all feel so proud.

    He says “we” when he talks,
    “Our” when he speaks,
    “MAGA” when he stands still;
    He makes fair deals around the world,
    And spreads hope and goodwill.

    And so, my friends, there’s much we learned of how we came so far
    From it, the great pretender, to Trump our superstar.
    ‘Twas it that lied, but Trump speaks true and works to make us great,
    And so we give our allegiance to Trump, our Head of State.

    He says “we” when he talks,
    “Our” when he speaks,
    “MAGA” when he stands still;
    We’ve never seen a man so great,
    Perhaps we never will.

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  5. Greg says:

    CLINTON FOUNDATION JOHN SOLOMON HANNITY

    Keep in mind (IMO of the alleged)
    A. This is just a drip of evidence compared to the mountain of evidence.
    B. This is just a drip of evidence for alleged Pay to Play.
    C. This is just a drip of evidence of alleged tax fraud. Note; tax fraud has statute of limitations; if historical assets of 2.5 billion dollars would have no statue of limitations under certain conditions. IMO-IRS is protecting Hillary Clinton.
    D. Hillary emails are the communicator to the Clinton Foundation.
    E. Emails & Clinton Foundation is the motive for the FBI/DOJ alleged corruption.
    F. Statutes of Limitations should not be a concern; there are so many alleged criminal codes violations; will accumulate to several hundred years. The alleged future perjury charges alone of conflicting statements will accumulation in hundreds of years (5-years for each count). Remember, Hillary allegedly can’t help herself in implementing conflicting statements.
    G. Prosecute alleged corruption of Hillary Emails and the Clinton Foundation; alleged FBI/DOJ Criminal Swamp will be easily drained and destroy the democrats, globalist, RINOS, and the media.

    John Solomon on Hannity- not exact Words; (Whistleblowers are defined as Experts in this presentation)
    1. Whistleblowers (Experts) turned in 6 thousand pages 95 exhibits; 48-page submission.
    2. Complaint are former Experts who live and breath tax law, good governance.
    3. Experts assembled lots of internal documents from the Clinton Foundation.
    4. Experts assembled 2-Legal Reviews at the Clinton Foundation; did on itself.
    5. Experts found that the Clinton Foundation itself, its own lawyers, warned that there was a strong possibility that donors were being made promises “quid pro quo” in favors of Secretary Clinton, when she was in the Obama Administration in return for gifts in the foundation.
    6. They warned that there was a culture of Non-Compliance, not wanting to comply with the law rules that the foundation had to follow.
    7. They said that Bill Clinton personal interest in the comingling of his Personal business with the foundation posed a grave threat to the foundation itself.

    Keep in Mind (IMO of the alleged)
    A. Bill Clinton comingling his Personal Business is allegedly Tax Fraud.
    B. Bill Clinton comingling his Personal Business with the Clinton Foundation can pierce the Clinton Foundation Shield of protective laws of being a separate entity.
    C. Bill Clinton comingling his Personal Business with the Clinton Foundation makes it easier for a Judge to Reverse all cash distributions from the foundation to the Clintons Personal accounts.
    D. If pay to play is proven; Bill Clinton Speaking Fees would be reversed to market value; which will be a very subjective argument in a court of law.

    8. These are not Republicans or partisans saying it; these are internal documents of lawyers hired by the Clinton Foundation to find out what was going on wrong in the Clinton Foundation.
    9. These Expert Investigation assembled all this evidence, they than go interview the current CFO, the long time CFO of the Clinton Foundation, Andrew Kessel, they do this in Nov. 2016, they take him out to dinner in New York, and they ask him are there problems here, and according to their interview memo, Kessel gives several responses claims that he can not control Bill Clinton, and people has been trying to stop him from comingling Personal business with the foundation; no one could control Bill Clinton. Kessel makes the most provocative statements allegedly, if you believe this memo, which Kessel says; I know where all the bodies are buried at the Clinton Foundation.
    10. The Experts assemble all this evidence, they gave it to the IRS in August 2016, they gave it to the main Justice Department of President Trump in October 2017, and in early 2018 they are called by the FBI in little rock Ark.
    11. The Main apparatus the IRS, FBI, and the Justice Department all have this evidence and access to all these allegations of wrong doing.

    Keep in Mind (IMO of the alleged)
    A. This beginning small amount of evidence is overwhelming which is just a fraction of evidence that will be soon pouring out onto the America People.
    B. John Solomon is implying a systematic violations of every charitable contribution law imaginable, including IRS violations.
    C. Kessel has legal exposure and is hedging his legal liability by making proper disclosure to the experts since they see the evidence; than acting like everything is alright. James Comey did this same hedging with the Clinton Emails etc.

    12. SPECIAL DATE FOR US TO WATCH INCLUDING SUNDANCE; Mark Meadows of the house oversight committee is going to have a hearing with 2-whistleblowers, (NEXT THURSDAY) who helped conform this complaint (Experts), did all this investigative work, are going to testify for the first time in public, and they will ask the Justice Department to come and testify and say; what have you done with this.
    13. John Huber will be asked what have you done with this, how much money have you spent; Mueller spent 10 of millions of dollars, what have you done, to look at these allegations. We “may” get our first answer in public, to what the Justice Department is doing.

    Keep in Mind (IMO of the alleged)
    A. This is an on-going investigation; not much may be revealed or maybe enough will be revealed to show Equal Justice Under the Law is in process to those who have doubt.
    D. John Huber would be aiding and abetting alleged criminals if he has not followed Investigative policies and procedures and Grand Juries. (That would be suicidal for John Huber)
    E. Larry Klayman Filed Complaint for Dr. Corsi against Special Counsel Mueller & Staff. The complaint was to; Whitaker, Horowitz, Benczkowski, Liu, Ashton, Fox. I believe at this point in time has not crossed the line of any legal liability; the above names who must take action on the complaint, must decide or already have decided if they are going to (cross the line) aid and abet in the alleged criminal acts or do their sworn duty. MY POINT IS; Justice is happening, like any strategic war, from all directions. Even the Montgomery Files by Doug Campbell (Uranium One) is another direction of attack. All of this is closing in on the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Emails.
    F. PDJT has many other paths to go nuclear with the criminal codes and if PDJT has to take a different path; all responsible for doing their sworn duty with the mountain of evidence that is everywhere that we the people see, will have legal liability exposure if they have not followed proper polices an procedures. PDJT probably already knows which direction they are going; PDJT probably knows which path will be taken to go nuclear with the criminal codes
    .
    14. John Solman guesses; if there is action going on in Little Rock Ark., but for the first time Congress is going to but President Trump Justice Department own officials, feet to the fire, and we are going to get an answer; have you done anything, how much have you spent on this. Is there illegality. (IMO-there is a fine line in how much can be revealed in an on-going investigation)
    15. John Solman has sent this to a half dozen former FBI, IRS, Experts who focused on Charity Fraud and Financial Fraud; “ALL” of them said to a “T” if this walked into my door, it would give me the evidence to open up a criminal investigation in the Clinton Foundation, and perhaps individuals inside of the Clinton Foundation, every one of them said the same thing. One of them is a very well know FBI retired agent who prosecuted some of the most complex financial fraud cases in the history of the FBI stated; I would open this investigation up in a second; just based on what these experts just investigated and put together in this private document.

    Keep in Mind (IMO of the alleged)
    A. Reading just this fraction of evidence which in my opinion is 1,000 times beyond any reasonable doubt, and the mountain of evidence that we the people already see; Justice has to and will happen.
    B. Think of the evidence in Peter Schweizer “Clinton Cash” the untold story of how and why foreign governments and businesses helped make Bill and Hillary Rich.
    C. Think of the evidence in Gregg Jarrett “The Russia Hoax” The illicit scheme to clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump.
    D. Think of the evidence in Tom Fitton Judicial Watch “The Corruption Chronicles”

    John Solomon written detailed article: Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing, AND:

    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/420131-feds-received-whistleblower-evidence-in-2017-alleging-clinton-foundation

    It would be Great for Sundance to use its platform and apply its outstanding (unbelievable) analytical expertise to help explain the alleged corruption of Hillary’s Emails and the Clinton Foundation to the average America Citizen.

    Justice is the only way to save the Constitution and our way of life.

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    • Nicole says:

      Extremely Interesting! Easy outline to follow. Thank You!

      I agree! Sundance would do this Country a “Great Service” if they use their expert reporting on the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s Emails.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Greg I don’t think you need any assistance. You laid it out pretty clearly. And when I say that, I mean if *I* can understand it, then it must be pretty clear!

      I hope 6,000 pages says more than, “there was a strong possibility that donors were being made promises.” I know it doesn’t work that way, but a couple of emails that say, “Okay, as soon as you deposit $ into my account, I’ll take care of that for you,” would be helpful!!

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      • Greg says:

        John Solomon made it very clear; I just filled in the blanks.

        Amy, reading your writings just today shows you have a Great understanding of all issues and a very logical approach to every thought process.

        Amy, your points are well taken;
        I believe many whistleblowers (even around the world) will step forward, if they haven’t already.

        Remember, beyond a reasonable doubt is proven in most criminal cases by the accumulation of evidence; and we the people have seen this large accumulation of evidence.

        FOLLOW THE CASH: the flow of money which has already been done by Peter Schweizer and many others; will paint a clear picture for trial.

        Also; there are (1) Plea Deals (2) Sworn Testimonies conflicting statement (Perjury) (3) Paper and Digital trails will be like “Painting a Picture” that will show exactly what happened.

        I still wish Sundance will do intensive reporting on Hillary Emails and the Clinton Foundation.

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    • IMO says:

      Sunday With Charles

      I’ve been watching Charles Ortel every Sunday for the past year he presents all his extensive research on the Clinton Foundation. Here is all the videos.

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      • Greg says:

        Excellent Video! The Evidence is everywhere! Justice will happen because at risk is (1) Rule of Law will never be believed again and will no longer be necessary (2) Constitution will be eliminated (3) United States will become a 3rd world country (4) Our way of life will be changed forever (5) We the people will be in danger of prosecutions for no reason.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “explain the alleged corruption of Hillary’s Emails and the Clinton Foundation to the average America Citizen.”

      Peter Schweitzer and Charles Martel have already done that with two full length books.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        SEE Judge Lambeth and the demand for the resurrection for the DoJ to prosecute HRC. Breaking today and Yippee Yai Oh Kai Yay.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Charles Ortel points out; corporations have a requirement to do ‘due diligence’, when making tax deductible donations to charities, to insure the recipient IS a legitimate charity.

        Even a cursory check would show C.F. NEVER registered, with any State, nor with the Federal government, as a CHARITY. Its charter was to build the Presidential library, NOT to do charitable works.

        Point is, ALL donors owe the IRS the tax on the donations, plus intrrest and penalties, which could add up to a boatload of $.

        So, a lot of members of “the club” are on the hook, if CF is legally detirmined to NOT be or have ever been a Charity.

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      • marko says:

        Schweitzers book laid it all out and the corrupt FBI apparently sat on their ass with that info.

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  6. Trump Train says:

    No AG = pointless.

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  7. rsmith1776 says:

    What do we know about Barr? Looking forward to Sundance’s take.

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    • lurker2 says:

      We know that he thinks Clinton should be investigated for Uranium One and that’s more important than Muh Russia, per his comments in a Nov 2017 NYT article. And from same source, he thinks it’s OK for a President to express an opinion that there should be an investigation. Both of these are good things for us.

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  8. Newman says:

    Wash Post Headline “Tucker Carlson says Trump is ‘not capable’ and hasn’t kept his promises”

    Are you F’ing Kidding Tucker? Not capable and hasn’t keep his promises…..compared to who you fricking idiot? Greatest president in my lifetime (and yes, I now put him ahead of Reagan in my book who I considered as being the only other Great President in my life).

    I’d wish I could boycott this Turd’s show….but I’m strictly an OANN watcher.

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    • andrewalinxs says:

      Tucker was critical of Trump back when Tucker was on Cnn. Tucker has never forgotten the hard take down Trump did to him his of show interview shows his no better then the other intellectual bow tie conservative club.

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    • Amy2 says:

      “I don’t think he understands the system. I don’t think the Congress is on his side. I don’t think his own agencies support him,” I agree with Tucker on those three issues, none of which I see are the president’s fault.

      It’s not a “system,” it’s a club, a club that changes the rules once he knows them. He gets stabbed in the back at every turn even though he’s doing things the right way. What is he supposed to do? Become a rat politician like the rest to get things done? It won’t happen that way, because it didn’t before he got there, and that’s when they were all on the same page (status quo). God bless you PDT, I truly don’t know how you do it!

      Sustained focus? How about a Congress, FBI, media and DOJ with a sustained focus on getting you out of office? All while you’re running and improving the country? Tucker has the benefit of being able to focus on one thing at a time; he’s not president. Grrrrr!!!!

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      • mr.piddles says:

        Disagree. It IS a “system”. And “the system is rigged, folks”. That is exactly the problem. He called it, and, to the extent possible, he’s trying to do something about it. But that system was decades in the making. Whole “systems” are often complicated (e.g., biological, software, etc.), and the one we got here in the U.S. (and globally) is particularly so.

        You know, it’s funny… there’s that old saying, of sorts… “It’s the system, man!”. Everybody sorta kinda knew what that meant… “the system”… but couldn’t quite put all the pieces together, explain what it really is, other than bits here and there. Generic things like “Congress is corrupt”, or “Wall Street runs the country”, or whatever ambiguous generalizations one could muster.

        Well, now we know. It’s been fully exposed. It’s easy to see, easy to quantify, and easy to describe. At least at the 10,000 foot level for most folks. Some, like SD, can take it down to the 200 foot level, and that’s eye opening, indeed.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      Tucker is paying homage to the lefty libs that marched on his house and scared his wife back several weeks ago…ya know…he really doesn’t like Trump (hint hint…please don’t scare my darling again…I am one of you). He has also been nearly put away by a couple of what he says are unfounded sexual harassment charges…maybe they were…but it left and leaves him teetering on the edge…I just think he is trying to gain favor of his bosses to keep his job. I rarely watch him because he likes to show off his rationale and deliberately pick fights with some first class idiots who really shouldn’t get the air time.

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    • Tazio Nuvolari says:

      Way to kill your own show Tucker.

      Liked by 2 people

      • benifranlkin says:

        It’s a tiring format…I bet the network is threatening a change up or to move him so he decides a Trump bashing is good for his future…..well, not with me.

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      • SMP Belltown says:

        Maybe someone at the Washington Post has a more appropriate replacement for Carlson in mind? Or maybe they’re busy considering who’d be a more appropriate replacement for for President Trump…..

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    • mimbler says:

      If I force myself to be totally objective, I have to say Tucker has some valid points.

      I’m as pro-Trump as ever, but he isn’t perfect. No man is.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        I watch Tucker all the time, haven’t heard him say these words. Not saying he didn’t, as I do leave the tv at times for a few minutes when his show is on, but I suspect these words really have been taken out of context. From what i see, he HAS kept his promises. The wall isn’t built yet, but not through his fault. Tucker has been complimentary of Trump as the only Potus to even put the problem front and center .

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      • tdaly14 says:

        Congress writes and passes laws and also funds our stuff. Mostly not my stuff, but you get my drift, not the President.

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        • mimbler says:

          Yes, but other presidents have -worked- Congress more than PDJT has. I think more clear leadership in that area would have helped.

          Just my opinion, though.

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    • Tucker is right.. and I come from the mid-western rust-belt suburban background whose sensibilities Tucker represents.

      In the absence of a vigorous implementation of what Trump promised, i’m perfectly happy, as a “political realist”, to allow someone like Cortez to sweep in and “accelerate” things down the hard-left rabbit hole.

      For instance: Healthcare
      It’s been 70 years since government intervention created the “company plans” which destroyed the medical market.
      The REAL solution to this is to force a very painful market correction following nearly a CENTURY of dysfunction and lack of price feedback.
      It’s political suicide, would literally KILL me and millions of others, and the GOP is not offering a plan to cushion this.

      The majority of Americans KNOW socialism does not work, but it would pacify the left, kick the can down the road another 40 years, and accelerate the decay of the system until it properly collapsed and corrected in a way that could not be avoided.

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      • To be perfectly clear, there are a LARGE contingent of wronged Reaganites who are of the opinion that if their clear vote does not amount to a hill of beans they may as well vote for, or simply step aside to allow, policies which will bankrupt this country and in so doing FORCE their preference of:

        1 – ending socialist programs
        2 – ending foreign wars/empire building
        3 – ending the bloat of government

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      • Trump's Hammer says:

        We can return to a market system in health care really fast. It would cause a lot of economic dislocation, but it can be done. If I could sum up the problem in one word: insurance. It’s a scam, it’s not what it pretends to be, and it enables much of the malfeasance. But then, we all knew that when ACA linked Insurance profits to a percent of their expenditures. So guess what has to go up? Nothing like a little bit of gasoline on the fire to make a problem worse, that’s Obama for you.

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        • Somebody says:

          Market correction or not, there are precious few Americans that could afford a catastrophic illness without insurance. Even with good insurance my daughter’s cancer almost bankrupted us.

          We have insurance on our homes and cars, why would we not want insurance on ourselves?

          The major problems came in the 90’s when Congress decided insurance needed to pay for sniffles, free physicals, etc. Prior to that insurance was for major medical and consumers paid a percentage of customary and reasonable. There were charts, actually books, showing the customary and reasonable price of every procedure in your area. You could inquire and find out if a hospital or doctor was at, above or below C&R price guidelines.

          Back then most people paid 20% of major medical, unless they had a supplemental policy or a really good corporate plan. Paying for routine stuff out of pocket and 20% of major medical kept a market component to healthcare.

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      • tdaly14 says:

        That’s giving in. No thanks!

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      • lurker2 says:

        I ask this question of you, oh hypercritical one with all of the answers. No, two questions:

        1) Who would have been better than Trump?

        2) Have you ever run for office?

        Interested to see your responses.

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    • lurker2 says:

      Everyone: Stop watching Tucker Carlson. It’s really that simple. Don’t reward the traitors. If you continue to watch you are only propagating the problems. Same with NFL. Same with awards shows.

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      • Deb says:

        He’s not a traitor. If you actually read the transcript he is reasonable and not entirely negative. The media will take one comment out of context to create drama, don’t fall for it.

        Tucker is speaking some uncomfortable truths, that in terms of immigration and law and order we are waiting for results.

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        • lurker2 says:

          I read the transcript and it’s not reasonable.

          Do you think he has kept his promises? Has he achieved his goals?

          No.

          He hasn’t?

          No. His chief promises were that he would build the wall, de-fund planned parenthood, and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things. There are a lot of reasons for that, but since I finished writing the book, I’ve come to believe that Trump’s role is not as a conventional president who promises to get certain things achieved to the Congress and then does. I don’t think he’s capable. I don’t think he’s capable of sustained focus. I don’t think he understands the system. I don’t think the Congress is on his side. I don’t think his own agencies support him. He’s not going to do that.

          :

          Apart from asking these very important questions has he really achieved nothing?

          Not much. Not much. Much less than he should have. I’ve come to believe he’s not capable of it.

          This is garbage. Trump can only do so much as pretty much one person with all of the Democrats, all of the propaganda media, and all of the RINOs fighting him. Tucker is a fool.

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          • mikeyboo says:

            I have often enjoyed Carlson’s analysis of events. But if Carlson made the comments you describe, your analysis is correct and he is indeed a fool-or more likely- has been intimidated into “shifting” his point of view.

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            • elmo says:

              Murdoch’s……….heavy handed and changing FOX. Certainly everyone has noticed the changes in the last 2 years. They are becoming more like the “other MSM”. After all the majority of their programming is wasted on replays from the “other MSM”. Every evening program repeats the same MSM sound bites, adnausium.

              I use the mute button or go to science, nature or history which is being reduced to one lousy channel, down from 3. Discovery used to be really awesome, now it’s cheap reality garbage, all channels eliminating our history and culture. The first steps in a communist takeover. Plus taking over all our news outlets. Why do you think PDJT keeps talking about FAKE NEWS? This is WAR against a communist takeover of our Constitutional Republic. Destroying statues, Christian celebrations, freedom of speech and right to bear arms.

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    • Deb says:

      It’s a clickbait headline designed to make people react exactly as you did. Congrats for playing into the hands of the Washington Post.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Gee. I watch Tucker and I don’t remember him saying anything like that.

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  9. Bogeyfree says:

    Maybe a early indication on Barr will be how hard the left is on him. If they throw everything at him then maybe there is a chance he is a no BS, equal justice for all but if the vote is 60 or better in favor then we may IMO have another sessions on our hands.

    The other thought is if the left goes after him hard and he just gets through the Senate confirmation process, one thing that might really rally PT’s base if he picked Joe to be the SC to investigate the investigators.

    Now that would be a VSG move and we would have sweet justice!

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    • J-Mac says:

      What do the following people think of AG Barr?

      Mitt Romney
      Susan Collins
      Lisa Murkowski
      Marco Rubio
      Ben Sasse
      Richard Burr

      What do these numpties think? Have they ever said anything about Burr?

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    • Trump picked someone who could get confirmed. People like DiGenova would never get confirmed. People need to get that through their heads.

      I will keep an open mind. Barr is a far greater person of substance than Sessions…Sessions was not qualified for the job and had no spine.

      I also think, there is some benefit for POTUS to stay on the good side of the Bush family. Kavanough was a Bushie…probably still is. Don’t completely trust him, but he’s better than an out and out liberal. But Bush helped him get that nomination through and Trump stuck with Kavanough, which I think probably impressed Bush.

      The Bushes kept politics out of the funeral, Trump showed graciousness, kindness, and compassion. Melania developed some type of relationship with former first lady. This is good, imo. Remember that relationship is what sales is all about, and Trump knows sales…he’s a winner.

      I stand with Trump.

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      • Michelle says:

        I agree. Trump has a limited pool to work with for various reasons (confirmation issues, people’s lives getting ruined), and he also has to think a few steps ahead. This is obviously the person he feels he needs and wants right now.

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      • From Barr’s wiki bio….

        Asked whether he thought a constitutional right to privacy included the right to an abortion, Barr responded that he believed the constitution was not originally intended to create a right to abortion; that Roe v. Wade was thus wrongly decided; and that abortion should be a “legitimate issue for state legislators”.

        So there is that….

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      • davidb says:

        Perhaps the Barr choice was also in part a vote of “no confidence” on Whitaker. Not a word on the Cain raid, or whats her china name, getting arrested. Was Whitaker napping on the job? Im real curious on what he has been up to, and cannot find any source of info. Could this possibly be a move to fire Rosey and move Whitaker into that slot? So many questions, no answers, and little time left.

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      • singingsoul says:

        littleflower481 says:
        “Trump picked someone who could get confirmed. People like DiGenova would never get confirmed. People need to get that through their heads.”
        _________________________________________-
        I could not agree more concerning Di Genova. I like the man but he has been out there and I believe made some enemies in the process.
        People also do not seem to realize Pence is also a Bushie. I think it seems unavoidable since HW served under Reagan and then was POTUS and the GW was President . Many republicans served under the two Bush Presidents.
        I am not a Bush fan but we need an experienced AG who will uphold the Constitution and is strong.

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        • antiqueiron says:

          No, we needed a stone cold killer. Someone from the outside who is loyal only to Trump. It doesn’t matter about confirmation. At all. Trump would have to force his guy through with toughness and strength, like a BOSS. Anyone who would easily pass confirmation is no one we would want.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        I think our President is considering the battle coming up with Mueller and his final report.

        He is going to need someone who can fight the Mueller report, invalidate each point, and send Mueller packing.

        And, remember, after the new AG is finished with this….he can get rid of him and appoint someone else if need be.

        Right now…..getting Mueller off his back is the priority….this is what this choice is all about…

        Just like Scaramuchi…Manafort……bring in a Specialist…..let him or her to the job…

        Then move on to another…

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      • bessie2003 says:

        Agree with this.

        I just want an AG that will clean up the corruption, misuse of the wide authorities granted federal law enforcement agencies, and do the job of leading the DOJ;

        he may be the right one for this next phase of doing just what is needed to clean up the chaos in the DOJ before any further damage or erosion in public trust in that agency.

        He has experience in the job of AG, knows the players in both the agency and congress, and may very well be the man I had originally hoped Whitaker would be, the clean up man, the Scaramucci (sp?) of the press office;

        I would imagine once President Trump realized he’d made an error in appointing Sessions for that post that VSG-PDJT immediately began the search and quiet vetting process to select a permanent replacement.

        The Senate advice and consent hearings will be our chance to see, hear and decide on our own, without MSM narrative engineering what to think of this choice.

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      • mikeyboo says:

        In fairness to Sessions, I think he showed ability and ballz in Alabama. He simply lacked the disposition and strength to oppose his political “besties”.
        When the President needed the Terminator he got Gomer Pyle.

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      • elmo says:

        And PDJT needs to win in 2020. He has to unite the Republicans, they have to stick together to save our Constitutional Republic. Meanwhile he’s battling the NWO with his economics team. He went to bat for the Senate. Our only chance to fight is during primaries but we must take Sundance’s splitter lesson seriously in order to not fall in any traps the next time around or we won’t win the House back. Read, read,read.

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      It could be a peace offering as well. Won’t allow BS attacks by FBI/DOJ on PDJT for political gains but at same time won’t dismantle Deep State by exposing and prosecuting corruption. Wouldn’t surprise me if a back room deal already has been struck.

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  10. Libertybella says:

    Newbie here…have been a lurker for about a year and have much enjoyed Sundance’s intelligent analysis as well as the comments by the Treepers.
    Just wanted to engage with my first post and say that I was so hopeful that Ratcliffe would be appointed AG. I sent an email to the White House expressing this wish.
    I really have been disappointed with the same old, same old, of career politicians and uniparty politicians and administrative staff. We need independent, courageous, high integrity people to fill these positions.
    People I work with are saying the same thing..time to throw the whole lot out.
    Disappointed in this pick for AG. I hope someone can share some hopeful news about this pick.

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  11. Is the msm reporting on what is going on in France? This is an article in TGP. The following part really interested me:
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/12/ahead-of-anti-macron-protests-french-police-warn-of-loss-of-life/
    ….
    “Encompassing myriad issues beyond fuel tax hikes, the Gilets jaunes are calling for the introduction of a citizens’ referendum initiative into the French Constitution. The insertion of such a provision would allow for citizens to propose legislation, to overturn unpopular laws, and to have the power to recall politicians via plebiscite”…..
    Now, that is revolutionary!

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      That is common sense. Too bad it was not considered for our constitution. If the people truly govern themselves, they need to enforce their will on their servants, both elected and bureaucratic.

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    • Greg says:

      Extremely important selection!

      SUNDANCE WROTE; The success or failure of this person, whoever President Trump picks, will strongly influence: (A) his decision on running for re-election in 2020; and (B) the likelihood of success in the 2020 election.

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  12. Marygrace Powers says:

    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is ‘expected’ to resign as soon as TODAY after Trump completely stopped speaking to him – and Pence chief of staff will replace him.

    Sources told DailyMail.com that Kelly is ‘expected’ to leave the White House before the end of the year, and the announcement could come as soon as Friday.

    His expected replacement is Nick Ayers, the young chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence
    Ayers is a 36-year-old political wunderkind; Kelly is a 68-year-old decorated vet.

    A dinner at the White House for senior staff was supposed to serve as an appreciation event for Kelly and other departing senior officials.

    But the news of Kelly’s departure spread before the Friday night dinner.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6471487/White-House-Chief-Staff-John-Kelly-expected-RESIGN-soon-Trump-stopped-speaking-him.html

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    • MAGADJT says:

      It seems like POTUS is just putting milquetoast hires in these positions (AG, Chief of Staff) instead of MAGA fighters. I will say that I don’t know anything about Nick Ayers or Barr, but I am hoping POTUS hasn’t just become exhausted with fighting the subversion and pretty much decided to phone it in from here on out. Can’t blame him if he has.

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      • singingsoul says:

        I am not sure I would trust Pence chief of staff ????????
        To me it looks with Barr and now Pence chief of staff that Pence is selecting his team..?
        I had the feeling all along when so many Pence recommendations were selected.
        I could be wrong and maybe I am not to trusting..

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        • Alligator Gar says:

          Not trusting is the smartest thing anyone ever does. Never trust. Enforce performance and verify it. Never take anyone’s word for something. People lie. People forget. People get distracted. Life happens.

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      • G3 says:

        When has President Trump never been a fighter in life?
        So much interesting information coming out right now.

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      • Child of Morning says:

        I hope he hasn’t capitulated, but I don’t know what to make of his picks. So many Insiders. Some retreads, some swamp rats. I think there are very few folks willing to work in his administration. Pompeo is the only one that I believe in.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        When I see people criticizing POTUS hires I just have to ask: from what pool of MAGA qualified candidates does he have to pull from? What Tea Party candidates stayed true? List more than 20 national stage MAGA candidates to appoint to high positions – that have been elected and have experience…?? From where can he hire 30/40 something MAGA chief of staff with experience?

        There just isn’t a big pool of candidates, of lawyers, of politicians, of businessmen who are full fledged MAGA *and* are applying to the White House *and* are willing to give up their current careers *and* relocate their families to DC.

        If there a think tank, a MAGA conservative think tank that can amass such a pool of candidates?

        GOPe/RNC is offering slim pickin’s of true MAGA candidates. Some have been supportive of President Trump and MAGA outwardly but functionally not so much – either because they were faking their MAGA or because they are weak and outmachtched by the Deep state and/or the GOPe/Uniparty. And many that seemed to be MAGA are MAGA only on *some* issues but not all (economy but not foreign relations or trade deals but not border security, for 2 examples). Others are MAGA on many issues, GOPe on some, but swamp despite stance on issues. Others are just not qualified or in over their heads who could not/can not outwit the Deep State.

        If we criticize a hire or an appointee, then Who Do we suggest? Sitting at our keyboards its easy to say, “No, not them” … but who instead?

        Let’s stop vetoing hires/appointees without making constructive suggestions. If those constructive suggestions are hard to come by and you can’t think of anyone…Well, exactly my point! Just wasting time to fuss about every appointee (and I agree that I don’t like some of them) but if we don’t have others in mind then what is the point?!

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        • “from what pool of MAGA qualified candidates does he have to pull from?”

          The 10’s of thousands of people who submitted resumes to “greatagain” and were ignored?

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            I’d like you if I could. ^^^THIS. Spit in our faces and never even give us a questionnaire/phone interview/in-person interview?

            People do not have to be “national stage” to serve credibly. Non-national stage people have no national stage enemies or national stage butts that they must kiss for power.

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            • elmo says:

              I did hear that many resumes and other important issues were removed or shredded by insider scampers. Who knows if it got to the right people. I forget who admitted to doing this.

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          • Katherine McCoun says:

            Good point and bears discussion, in my opinion.

            –What happened to these resumes and who did it? Can people resubmit their CVs and indicate their willingness to undergo public scrutiny, take pay cuts and relocate, etc.? To where? Can those resumes still be accessed by MAGA administration officials looking for fresh faces qualified to do the jobs in DC that are truly MAGA from flyover country?

            –What ought we *do*? To whom/to what department should resumes be submitted? By now the “transition” team is long gone (some say “thankfully”) so now one would apply to the specific departments or for specific jobs…??? I don’t really know, so hope for input

            –Also, how do we go about scouting for quality MAGA candidates on the local level and encouraging them to get involved, to think about an Admin job, relocating, taking possible pay cuts, etc.? What do we look for, how do we vet?

            –Has anyone investigated or double checked those vetting the judicial nominees? Great that we are getting so many through — are they truly MAGA or at least conservative? Are we vetting the vetters? Both those vetting the judicial nominees and vetting admin officials needs to be vetted themselves!

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        • Crewdog 52. says:

          Thank You!

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        • Trump's Hammer says:

          When I see people criticizing POTUS hires I just have to ask: from what pool of MAGA qualified candidates does he have to pull from?

          Trump set up a website to take resumes in transition. He got thousands of applications from people eager and energetic to implement MAGA policy.

          In the end, not a single person was contacted. Not one.

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        • Dutchman says:

          In addition, any prospective A.G. who has been publically supportive of MAGA A) Wouldn’t make it thru confirmation, B), if they somehow did, would be told they had to recuse, on anything muh russia, or mueller or campaign related.

          The best we can hope for would be a ‘stealth’ nominee; someone who CAN get confirmed, can avoid conflict of interest recusal, that supports rule of law.
          WILL such a person take on TPTB, to truly go after Clintons, and resolve Mueller?

          IF this Barr IS such a person, no way you would be able to tell, from researching his background.

          In short, anything that would reassure US, would paint a targer on his back.

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          • Matthew LeBlanc says:

            That’s the MO on Christopher Wray and look how that has that worked out for the country.

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            • singingsoul says:

              Matthew LeBlanc says:
              “That’s the MO on Christopher Wray and look how that has that worked out for the country.”
              ___________________________________________________
              Rosenstein hired Wray and Session hired Rosenstein.

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        • ggmppv says:

          Good point. The left has all sorts of well funded and organized institutions that do exactly that. The Soros funded groups, universities, unions, public service organisation, community groups, the MSM etc.The GOPe and RINOs have some of this (not as much as the left). But there is no united, organized MAGA institution that organizes, promotes and vets people. And to be honest, looking at how their lives are wrecked, who would want to be part of it. I’m pessimistic. I think we have lost. Sorry.

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    • tdaly14 says:

      According to the Daily Caller John Kelley has no anttention of leaving.

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  13. CorwinAmber says:

    Well, on a lighter note, me and my best girl have tickets to view the White House Christmas decorations tomorrow morning…needless to say, we are thrilled and excited at the prospect! We had imposed a moratorium on visits to the WH whilst it was inhabited by reprobates such as BJC & BHO so our last visit to the WH was some 30+ years ago when the magnificent Ronald Reagan was our President. Then, this past summer, we had friends and family visiting from out-of-town, so we managed to secure tickets to tour the WH twice within one month…which was GREAT, but Christmastime promises to be something special, thanks to our splendid FLOTUS & her spouse. If I can capture the experience in words, I will attempt to post a description herein after the fact…should any Treeper wish to read my artless observations.

    BTW, the only fly in the ointment, so to speak, is that we have tickets for 4 people, but our friends from Georgia will not be able to make the appointment, so those 2 reservations will go to waste, sigh. It’s a shame that we couldn’t make a last minute substitution and invite some worthy Treepers to accompany us instead! Let’s see, if we could do that, whom would we invite? Hmmm

    Well, the hardest working and most deserving Treepers, of course, would be Sundance and AdREM with Menagerie close behind. OTOH, likely the most fun would be had with the dynamic duo of Felice Lepore and Lawrence Paul in tow! For a military touch, Gunny66 and H&HC2/16 would be the right combo of Oorah and Hooah. For an international perspective, A2 and Cripto would be “illuminating”. Otherwise, how could you go wrong with patriots such as GCombs OR citizen817 OR BlackKnightRides OR FLguy OR oldschool OR farmhand1927 OR Howie OR Bull Durham OR FofBW OR Grandma Covfefe OR citizen817 OR Wolfmoon OR Sylvia Avery OR rumpole2 OR tuskyou OR ladypenquin OR WSB OR MakeAmericaGreat OR Mncpo(ret) OR patrickhenrycensored OR NYGuy54 OR Sandra-VA OR bakocarl OR wheatietoo OR georgiafl OR mimbler OR Remington OR daughnworks247 OR ZurichMike OR ForGodandCountry OR Katherine McCoun OR blognificentbee…and the list goes on and on

    My apologies if I’ve left anyone out who would like to attend…after all, there’s always next year! Merry Christmas everyone!

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    • Exfiltration of Wealth says:

      I nominate Sundance and ad rem…………….

      Liked by 6 people

      • Katherine McCoun says:

        They are the foundation, the core and the majority of substance of the site…I heartily concur!
        Enjoy the tour! By the way, can you cancel the extra 2 tickets so others who may want to attend but are currently wait ousted may attend?

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        • CorwinAmber says:

          tried that, but to no avail…OTOH, not sure that there is such thing as a “wait list” per se, but hey, what do I know? To tell the truth, I was afraid that if I “monkeyed” around too much with my original reservation, it might “queer” the whole deal, so to speak, sigh

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    • WSB says:

      Corwin,

      Great post and so sweet of you to suggest Treepers join you in the most fabulous tour of all! indeed the CTH hosts are most deserving!

      I would take you up on that in a nano-second if I were not so far away, however Blognificent Bee lives near or in town and actually might be able to make it.

      Not sure if you can change the reservation, however, If you can, you can tweet or email AdRem at the reagan.com email, they may be able to get in touch with Bee.

      Have a beautiful day tomorrow!!!

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      • CorwinAmber says:

        Nope, I actually checked into what you’re suggesting and was told it can’t be done at this late date due to the security background checks required by the Secret Service, sigh. BTW, when my French sister-in-law came over this summer, she was flagged at the gate due to her passport being issued her maiden name rather than her married name – we had to wait 3 hours for this matter to be resolved before she could gain entrance…BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!

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        • WSB says:

          Oh my! Nothing like a delayed game!

          I kind of figured that security would be an issue.

          Well, again I hope you have a wonderful day! I have been wanting to do exactly what you are up to tomorrow but also was never going to contemplate it until Zero was out of office. Maybe next year.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Have a WONDERFUL time! I cannot wait to hear all about it …

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Have a wonderful time! Looking forward to your post on the experience, and hopefully you are able to take pictures!

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    • smartyjones1 says:

      +1 for Ad Rem.
      SD I think is going to be too busy. SpyGate predicate prep.

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  14. Co says:

    Here’s your sign…1 year ago

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  15. amanda4321 says:

    Concern about Barr and his role in Lockerbie coverup (it wasn’t Libya, covering for “rogue” CIA drug trafficking)

    https://gosint.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/russiagate-william-barr-to-be-next-us-attorney-general/
    “Let me make one thing very clear. William Barr is a total disgrace to the US Justice system. He knew full well that Libya had nothing to do with the Lockerbie tragedy…There is no doubt in my mind that PT/35(b) is a forgery that was planted among the debris of Pan Am 103 to implicate Libya and to steer the investigation away from the original suspects.”

    Susan Lindauer (her book is worth a read) has also says Lockerbie was not done by Libya and had to do with CIA intrigue (CIA “good guys” vs. CIA “bad guys” involved with drug trafficking):
    http://www.whale.to/c/libyas_blood.html
    “On the day it was blown out of the sky, Pan Am 103 was carrying that team of CIA and FBI investigators, the CIA’s Deputy Chief assigned to Beirut, and three Defense Intelligence officers, including McKee and Gannon, on their way to Washington to deliver a report on the CIA’s role in heroin trafficking, and the impact on terrorist financing and the hostage crisis. In short, everyone with direct knowledge of CIA kickbacks from heroin trafficking died on Pan Am 103. A suitcase packed with $500,000 worth of heroin was found in the wreckage. It belonged to investigators, as proof of the corruption.”

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    • Jim Smith says:

      I’m not buying this.

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    • rf121 says:

      Let me guess. Planes did not fly into the twin towers or the Pentagon.

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    • Andrew Krause says:

      Susan Lindauer according to Wiki
      “Susan Lindauer (born July 17, 1963) is an American antiwar activist and former U.S. Congressional staffer who was charged with “acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government” and violating U.S. financial sanctions during the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She was incarcerated in 2005 and released the next year after two judges ruled her mentally unfit to stand trial. The government dropped the prosecution in 2009. In 2010, Lindauer published a book about her experiences. Since 2011 Lindauer has appeared frequently on television and in print as a U.S. government critic. ”

      Mentally unfit?

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    • lurker2 says:

      What are these sources? There should be plenty of official documentation for you to peruse to make up your own mind about Barr.

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  16. linda4298 says:

    LIVE ON-AIR NEWS
    Published on Dec 7, 2018
    President Trump has confirmed that he will nominate Bill Barr to become his new Attorney General, and Heather Nauert will be the new Ambassador to the United Nations.

    Various outlets have said Barr and Nauert were among the most likely nominees for both positions, and Trump confirmed the news as he spoke to reporters on the White House South Lawn. Trump praised Barr as a “highly respected lawyer” and “a brilliant man,” and he offered similar compliments to the “very talented” Nauert as she presumably takes over for Nikki Haley.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      Good…now get rid of Rod Rosenstein.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

      If this nomination goes smoothly then I believe that Barr will be the liaison between President Trump & the deep state politicians. The corrupt pig establishment has their agenda after all. I think they are fully in control of Mueller as well.

      I would like to be wrong about this, but the way events have been unfolding the last 5 – 6 months there appears to be no other rational explanation.

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    • Greg says:

      PDJT INTERVIEW THE POSITION FOR THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL
      President Trump has the Constitutional Right when he interviews the new Attorney General to request a complete investigation into all the alleged corruptions for the past 10 years (Hillary Emails, Clinton Foundation, Fisa, Leaks etc). It is the Sworn Duty of the President, Attorney General and the FBI director to protect the United States from Treason, Sedition, Espionage, Subversion, Racketeering, Perjury and other forms of Corruption and the paper/digital trail gives the President enough evidence to demand an investigation to protect the Constitution.

      PDJT most certainly would have done this!!!!

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      • Paco Loco says:

        But first they have to clean the DoJ and FBI of all the seditious Democrats who’s goal is to destroy Trump.

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        • Greg says:

          YES! PDJT questions to the New A/G certainly would be:
          PDJT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE ATTORNEY GENERALS
          1. To you understand and agree; you will follow the evidence even if it leads directly into the FBI/DOJ; you will follow the evidence where ever it leads and prosecute according to your sworn duty?
          2. Do you understand and agree; the Constitution states Attorney General reports to the President not Congress?
          3. Do you understand and agree; the Constitution states Justice department and the FBI is not an independent agency?
          4. Do you understand and agree; the Constitution does not say the DOJ/FBI is an independent agency.
          5. Do you understand and agree; the Department of Justice and the FBI are Entities that serve at the Pleasure of the President?
          6. Do you understand and agree; Congress can’t pressure you into agreeing that you don’t serve the President because the President would not be serving the people according to the Constitution.

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        • the_sirius_one says:

          A daunting task indeed.

          Currently, there are 200,000 govmint employees “working” for the DOJ, DOS, and the FBI.

          Judging from vote history, at least 80%, prob 90% of these are dimms. Many are very ardent partisans. Remember, a large number have advanced degrees from the elite Ivy league schools.

          A right leaning employee will find it nearly impossible to advance through the ranks to high management positions without singing the Hymns of Progressivism in the office pool choir.

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      • There is no conceivable way Barr is going to hunt down the Uniparty cabal. None. Wray and Barr. Twin pillars of the status quo. To think Barr will sacrifice his lifetime career coordinates to become a sudden anti-establishment Robin Hood for 2 years really takes a lot of kool-aid.

        Something is going badly off-script. Or maybe we’ve been rehearsing the wrong script.

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        • Alligator Gar says:

          The Carlin quote, “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it” comes to mind….
          Yeah, Domino, I get the sick feeling something is wrong.

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        • WRB says:

          What is your point? That we should vote in Dems? That we should criticize our own, weaken them politically so Dems take over? That all is lost, so give up (and let Dems take over) ?

          How about a different tack: criticize the Dems, early and often, and never take your eye of the ball.

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  17. CornPicker says:

    It’s strange that Ilan Halimi’s tortured ghost didn’t bring out the “Maillot jaune” s , or the 65 year old Jewish lady that was thrown off the 9th story balcony, as the muslim screamed ” I killed the sheitan ” Sheitan” is an Arabic word for “devil”. Neighbours heard him repeatedly chant “Allahu Akbar”. No yeller men then either

    The yellows are morons they don’t even have the sense to hijack the riots like they did in Syria 2011 or Egypt when the Arab spring rode a pale green horse ,

    The yellers could be screaming “Macron is killing all the people ” or “Macron is killing all his own people ” problem is the yellers don’t have a “Brookings Doha Center ” think tank tasked with hijacking riots or a CIA hub helping them ,no Erdogan or his red crescent ambulances no rat lines, no Bandar Bin Sultan s with a line on chemicals, and no Christopher Stevens to deliver them

    Poor yollow men with no sense , the tortured ghost couldn’t bring them out but President Gas got them screaming like sheitan s

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  18. Publius2016 says:

    comments are hilarious! so many demand immediate firings of Mueller and friends…look at DOJ and FBI…so many already removed from seventh floor…ROME was not built in a day and Swamp DRAINING takes time…23 months and two FBI Directors removed in Shame…two AGs…

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  19. SandraOpines says:

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    • MAGADJT says:

      I hate these arguments by Republicans. “If they reject confirmation they’ll have to explain why they confirmed him before…blah blah blah.” They use this same platitude for judicial nominations as well.

      They don’t and won’t have to explain anything because they don’t get asked the questions. Republicans are so weak when it comes to matching the political tactics of the left.

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      • Nigella says:

        Me too… Flake of course could be the sticker.. Perhaps Murkowsli and Collins too.. I’ll trust the President in this

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      • Concerned Virginian says:

        Maybe Ronna McDaniel can instead explain why the Republican party lost at well over 30 seats (as of today with another seat flipping) in the House, along with numerous state and local elected offices with Republican incumbents or new candidates, ALL to Democrats. Perhaps she can explain WHY at least two new Democrat Sheriffs in North Carolina have stated publicly that they WILL REFUSE to turn over illegal aliens in their jails convicted or indicted for felonies to ICE for deportation. Perhaps she can explain WHY the RNC withheld funds and other support for Denver Riggleman in the 5th District in Virginia while the DNC was pouring money into that race—Riggleman lost. Perhaps she can explain WHY the RNC wasn’t more in evidence in the 7th District race in Virginia to help Dave Brat—Brat lost. Perhaps she can explain WHY McSally lost that race to a Senate version of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disaster.

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  20. burnett044 says:

    I recall all the many excuse folks came up with for Sessions…it went on forever it seems…
    got a feeling we about to go thru the same crap with Burr.
    and on Tucker…a close source to me tells me i don`t give a darn ..never have watched him …never will…..
    Life goes on.

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  21. rf121 says:

    After this Barr nomination we may have to update the suicide watch list. Trust your President. In the meantime.

    Liked by 4 people

  22. tuskyou says:

    Is it over?? (Bush celebration/funeral)
    I haven’t turned the TV on in almost a week

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sporty says:

      Me either. I can’t stand all the doublespeak from both sides.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        First they tried to make Jesus out of him in DC by talking about James Baker rubbing Bush’s feet while on his death bed (ya know the story about Jesus and washing of the disciples’ feet) and then they tried to make Abraham Lincoln out of him with the Bush in the casket train ride in Texas. Really, GHWB, you just weren’t that great. A mortal, not a martyr nor a savior. RIP.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      If you have gone this long without tv then cut the cord! Can get enertainment and news via Internet. I like keeping up with the news better reading on line because a) I don’t have wait for the stories of interest while hearing all about those in which I gave no interest; b) less spin and usually can drill down via links to original documents to get to the facts (ex: polls, click through to methodology to see if skewed toward certain groups) v. Taking the bias spin on TV as truth.

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      • tuskyou says:

        I avoided the McCain thing to. ☺️
        We’ve talked about cutting the cord many times but it won’t happen. My sig other loves his car restoration shows, etc and isn’t willing to make the change. The good thing for me is I can tune in when I want and turn off the rest. I rather blast music while reading here–that’s usually what I do

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I think the freight train is just pulling into the station now. Lemme check…

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  23. Well, Larry likes him.

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  24. Dora says:

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  25. Dora says:

    This is sad.

    Liked by 9 people

  26. IMO says:

    Angela Merkel’s CDU elects Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party leader
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/angela-merkel-s-cdu-about-elect-her-replacement-n944726

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  27. Artymisfoul says:

    Barr resume. Former CIA. Pro big corp. Worked with/for Mueller before. Former Bushie. NEXT!

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  28. Dora says:

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  29. Joe says:

    The French are taking to the streets and doing what Americans should be doing to FBI headquarters.

    So who are the cheese eating surrender monkeys now?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Patriots don’t destroy their National treasures over a gas tax. We aren’t stupid like Antifa or any of those other morons.

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  30. Carl says:

    Tucker Carlson, just like Ann Coulter, is now dead to me. So sad.

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  31. Eric says:

    When reading commentary on CTH, I recommend if your recognize the person’s handle or not.

    “Anyone criticizing the President is automatically deemed a troll!”

    (No, if your first post on CTH is to criticize the President, that raises a red flag).

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  32. Publius2016 says:

    criticizing 45 is fine…i remember hating Pence and wanted Carson but the 100% Truth: 45 was right! I didnt want Sessions and loved T Rex…45 says Barr was his first choice and prefers Pompeo: 45 is RIGHT!

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    • Carl says:

      No, dammit, it’s not fine. Most people doing it are damned idiots and I’m getting sick of hearing it. People don’t think! Why does everyone want to pick at our wonderful president when their absolute fury should be directed at the pieces of shit in Congress who won’t do anything but what their donors want?

      Pardon the language, but I’m really ticked right now, not at you directly, Publius, but just in general after reading the comments here and reading the remarks that Tucker Carlson made to a foreign press about he really feels about the president.

      We have a man who has stood up for what we believe in more than any other person in our lifetimes, and while under constant attack by our enemies, yet some foolish people think they’re better than him and crap on him every chance they get. I know it shouldn’t but it grieves my heart.

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      • Artymisfoul says:

        Good things happening with Clinton Foundation and UN pick. Highly questionable pick with Barr for those that want Justice which most do here. If confirmed guess we will see. Dislike does not equate to doom. Obviously Barr will not be confirmed til Jan or Feb 2019. Whitaker needs to step up. I do not trust Huber to have done a good job given lack of interviewing key figures and ignoring whistleblower info.

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        • cjzak says:

          It seems, unless you are a member of the WH inner circle and speak directly to PT, that you are assuming all the things you are saying about the AG nomination. Your assumptions seem to come from other assumptions and media hype, that are and have been, put forth since PT started his campaign. Maybe we should wait and see what actually happens before making such pronouncements that all is going south in a hurry. We really do not know the ‘why’ about decisions made by PT and his team. Like it or not, our assumptions amount to nothing when it comes to what is really going on in DC or the WH. We simply do not have the information to know the whole story.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        “Why does everyone want to pick at our wonderful president […]”

        Folks want instant gratification, I think. It’s human nature at this point. I’m guilty, I know that. That being said, I’m amazed at what’s been accomplished over the past… well.. less than two calendar years. Really amazed, actually, if you think of the time frame. We’re on an upward trajectory, I think we can all agree with that. But staying 100% positive 100% of the time is a tough when considering just what President Trump himself is up against (politically and otherwise). The best things to do: turn off the T.V., try to relax a little, enjoy the family and The Holidays, and trust that President Trump is working in our best interests in between all the maddeningly negative stuff happening.

        I like Tucker and his desire to ask the questions that he does at 8PM. Questions that you just won’t hear anywhere else. Tough questions. But… at some point it’s all a little too much. I leave my T.V. on as background noise only at this point. Because I have no friends.

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        • Publius2016 says:

          yes, its been 23 months and already 2 FBI Directors fired in disgrace and two AGs resigned…7th Floor is being drained…

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        • Donna in Oregon says:

          No one noticed joke about having no friends. I did. 🙂

          Didn’t Rosenstein recommend Comey’s firing? So is the strategy that Establishment guy Barr (aka Flavor of the Month) will fire Rosenstein?

          Why doesn’t AG Whitaker fire Rosenstein right now?

          I would throw a party with cake, ice cream (3 scoops each) and balloons if someone would fire Rosenstein’s worthless azz right frickin’ NOW!

          🙂 Merry Christmas America!!! Light the Yule log and throw out the bums. 🙂

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      • Publius2016 says:

        criticize is different than Trolling…logical thinking is good…Wray has definitely been disappointment to me but hes still there…maybe Barr recommends someone else…

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  33. So much doom and gloom around here. Good grief!

    Apparently everyone already has this Barr guy all figured out. Utterly brilliant!

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    • rf121 says:

      Maybe some of the know it alls will run for office so we can see how it should be done.

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    • FofBW says:

      The trolls come out of the woodwork each time PT makes an announcement.

      Goal is to destroy PT’s judgement.

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      • Co says:

        Spot on FofBW and additionally the trolls try to divide President Trump’s base. They are gearing up for 2020. I always go back to a quote “If it was easy everyone would do it” but Arm chair quarterbacks always have an answer. Have a good day.

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      • Artymisfoul says:

        Questioning Trumps advisors when we know some are deep state is not akin to questioning his judgement but demonstrating a concern as to how candidates are vetted. Given Sessions was prior poor pick for most important position it is valid for people to look into and vet any new candidate and voice their concern and not blindly trust like Q acolytes who ignore contradictions and facts. I for one trust Trump a ton. I do not trust those who advise him. I also do not trust the FBI and definitely not CIA given Brennan, Clapper (who oversaw CIA), and Khoshoggi actions.

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      • Ivehadit says:

        Correct.

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        • Ivehadit says:

          All the Never-Trumpers are in full assault mode at this time so that families will discuss all this at their Christmas parties. NO SALE, NT’S! WE LOVE DONALD!!

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    • Artymisfoul says:

      Good things happening with Clinton Foundation and UN pick. Highly questionable pick with Barr for those that want Justice which most do here. If confirmed guess we will see. Dislike does not equate to doom. Obviously Barr will not be confirmed til Jan or Feb 2019. Whitaker needs to step up. I do not trust Huber to have done a good job given lack of interviewing key figures and ignoring whistleblower info.

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    • Golden Advise
      It is gloom and Doom because the other side has been doing most of the winning . lately. When the documents are released and pure Trumpenfruede reigns supreme , , things will pick up , keep up the spirits.

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    • antiqueiron says:

      Um, Barr has a Looooooong track record. It’s easy to figure out. Trump wants him for some unknown reason. OK, lets see what happens. I’ll give him a chance, ONLY because it’s Trump, and ONLY for a short time. I wanna see major perp walks right after the holidays. On the surface I hate this choice. I wanted a stone cold killer outsider who would help take down the Deep State. Barr isn’t that. And NO, I don’t give a hoot about confirmation. That’s Trump’s job, to ram through who he wants.

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  34. Libertybella says:

    Wow…Navarro says no one on the Trump team knew about the arrest of CFO in Canada on night of dinner with Xi and his team. Unbelievable! Timing could not have been worse. Almost like it was planned that way right? Or am I just too conspiratorial?

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  35. I usually respect differences of opinion and the productive back ‘n forth dialogue generated in TCTH. It always makes for a better understanding of the topics at hand – its educational for me. However, in the last two days, all the negativity towards the possibility of Mr. Barr returning as the AG has been, imho, over the top. Some of the anti-Barr and anti-Trump (for picking Barr) comments reminds me of the so-called Republican Senators who race to be first in front of the television cameras to criticize PDJT’s comments, statements, tweets, thoughts, EO’s or the color of his socks and ties. Perhaps the anti-PDJT commentators are really Senatorial candidates in disguise…..

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  36. JoD says:

    Though VERY disappointed in Tucker’s insulting comments, we are all entitled to our opinions.
    Fortunately, we are all entitled to to make our viewing choices, as well.

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  37. Moultrie Flag says:

    Fill in the blank:

    Congressional hearings are as worthless as _____________________________

    (Comey claims he does not recall the doc the FISA warrant was based on.)

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  38. For Eyes says:

    The only plausible explanation would be that Trump’s first 5 picks declined.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      DJT said Barr was his first choice.

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      • For Eyes says:

        That’s what I used to tell all of my dates

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        • benifranlkin says:

          And they probably said the same thing about you….

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          • Barr is a fantastic choice for all of the ideas that Treepers have and share. As for his public comments, mos of you have no idea how much, in places like DC and NYC, once gets blackballed for supporting the President. Barr has balls. He will handle confirmation well, and better than Sessions. Having already confirmed him under GHWB, how will the Senate turn him away now?

            Now the press, having put Bush 41 on a pedestal with the funeral, gets played again by our VSG. He just put forward Bush’s AG after the press canonized 41. Hilariously played, as always. So yes, you’re damn right he was a “first choice.”

            The Nauert decision is also brilliant. She will turn her hearings into Kavanaugh caliber exposure of the media dogs for their hypocrisy and mysogyny. We’ll get lots of cleavage shots, but she will articulate our policy very capably and shove the Khashoggi-Turkey-MB down their throats all the ways to their arseholes. And America will want to watch her.

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  39. dufrst says:

    Great analysis on oil situation. The Fed needs to pause on rate hikes!

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  40. Rupigal says:

    Listening to Rush. He said that he talked to John Solomon re Mueller’s report. He will feature Solomon in his next newsletter. He said Solomon thinks Mueller knew from the beginning that there was no collusion with Russia. Mueller, with his anti-Trump team has been looking for anything to deter Trump – hence getting at those all aroundf Trump. He’s on now.

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    • FofBW says:

      We here at CTH knew this a long time ago. Glad Rush is coming on board.

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    • kallibella says:

      Rush also added that, according to Solomon, Muller’s band of angry lawyers is a sort of cover for his subsequent report on Trump ref Russia.

      Solomon thinks that Muller will engender credibility since his lawyers are rabid Trump haters who would have sought to find anything that would incriminate POTUS Trump in relation to Russia. That since Muller is surrounded with these types of lawyers that Muller would have credibility on his report, since they are so motivated [by hatred] to find incriminating evidence.

      Also according to Rush in relation to his interview of Solomon, the latter thinks that the emerging evidence will be incriminating of the Crooked One and her foundation.

      Rush, also said that he thinks that Muller’s report will be a bad report on our POTUS, that even if nothing is found that the report will try to paint him as unhinged, dangerous and all kinds of insinuations as to the fitness of POTUS Trump to be president.

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  41. Moultrie Flag says:

    If I were Trump I would name Robert Mueller as the head of a new special counsel to investigate Pedestal/CF.

    Put in a strong #2 that reported directly to the President, and keep him in line.

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  42. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    The Daily Mail out of the UK is “reporting” that Chief of Staff Kelly will be quitting soon. Fake news or actual fact? Perhaps to be announced after the Mueller Witch Hunt sentencing guidelines scheduled to be released later today?

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  43. Joe says:

    I haven’t put up a Christmas Tree in years.

    But this year I am!

    I’m going to decorate it with nooses of Comey and the FBI leadership hanging by their necks.

    Trying to figure out how I’m going to top it off…maybe some (former) cheese eating surrender monkey in a yellow vest?

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  44. HickTick says:

    If You haven’t figured out that FOX news is pure entertainment and only cares about ratings . Sean Hannity makes 50 million a year to tell us , what , bombshell , after bombshell . You can read anything said on Fox in 5 minutes on line . Do you also watch the View ??? They say ghastly things for ratings , cat fights , Jello wrestling , all sells .

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  45. patrickhenrycensored says:

    A good gauge of Barr as a pick will be how little he is attacked by the msm, and how much Whitaker is now praised.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Having researched him since he was mentioned three weeks ago, he’s pretty solid IMO.

      Liked by 2 people

      • lurker2 says:

        That’s good to know. I was just happy to hear that he thinks Clinton should be investigated for Uranium One. They need to reopen the email investigation too.

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    • Ivehadit says:

      I want to hear what Joe diGenova has to say about Barr. He had made comments earlier this week that he knew who was going to be chosen and he was going to send chills through the DOJ…hope this is true.

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      • Brian Baker says:

        Ask and ye shall receive.
        There is an opinion piece up on FoxNews by Joseph diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing.

        https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/america-needs-bill-barr-to-take-the-reins-at-the-badly-damaged-justice-department

        “President Trump’s announcement Friday that he will nominate former Attorney General William Barr to serve once again in the post is a wise move. Bill Barr is one of America’s great lawyers and public servants and is a superb choice.

        Barr deserves quick Senate confirmation. And if Democratic senators are willing to put partisan considerations aside and judge him fairly, they should join Republicans in supporting a man with outstanding qualifications to lead the Justice Department.”

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  46. Sentient says:

    So Kelly’s out, huh? No loss, if you ask me. President Trump should make Stephen Miller Chief of Staff – someone who would feel exactly ZERO impulse to walk back anything the boss says; someone who wouldn’t be the slightest bit conflicted about advancing the MAGA agenda. Kick ass and take names. Shut down the government until we get FULL Wall Funding. Build the Wall.

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    • rashomon says:

      PDJT has picked Nick Ayres, formerly chief of staff for VP Pence, to replace Kelly. Great choice. I remember his work for Perdue when he ran for governor in Georgia plus for many others including Bruce Rauner for governor of Illinois, an amazing win considering Rauner was not part of the insider UniParty run out of Chicago.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …Kelly is Trump’s CoS …it is NOT his role to make or implement policy …he controls access to Trump and makes sure the trains run on time …the operations and HR honcho …and he’s had very good success in that role …its what he does, run large, complicated organizations

      …I love Stephen Miller but he’s a speechwriter/idea man …he could not possibly do what Kelly does …he has zero experience in such

      …there have been weekly reports of Kelly’s demise since he replaced Preibus …I’ll believe it when I see it …imnsho, the only thing that could force him out would be a falling out with FLOTUS …but we’ll see

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  47. Ivehadit says:

    The assault on the president and his family is an assault on US. Never forget this.

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