December 15th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #695

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Presidency.

trump-president-3

This thread will refresh daily and appear above the Open Discussion Thread.

President Trump Twitter @POTUS / Vice President Pence Twitter @VP

Sarah H Sanders Twitter @SHSanders45

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1,024 Responses to December 15th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #695

  1. recoverydotgod says:

    After the Mueller team delaying sentencing for a year and, of course, the filing on Friday it’s completely obvious (IMO) that the reason for wanting to address topics with the President like “3. Lt Gen. Flynn’s interview with the FBI…” was never to “…allow the Special Counsel’s office to complete its report.” (Kasowitz’s letter to Mueller dated January 29, 2018 published in the New York Times June 2, 2018).

    Nicole Wallace interview of Comey this last week related to Flynn should give them some more color commentary material to add to Strzok’s recollections included in the Mueller team Friday filing where Strzok relates President Trump not paying attention to the agents (Strzok and redacted) because he was looking at art with the movers when the FBI agents went to interview Flynn. That should help the Mueller team keep writing their report 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. duchess01 says:

    UNBELIEVABLE 🔴President Trump wants to EXPAND Arlington National Cemetery to Honor More Patriots

    President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetary to show Love to our Fallen Heroes where he announced Arlinton National Cemetary will be expanded to have more patriots laid to rest there

    Liked by 17 people

    • duchess01 says:

      Wreaths Across America Day – December 15, 2018

      https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

      Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day
      December 15, 2018
      Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

      Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      Trump steeling himself for the Deep State death match. Those Patriots didn’t sacrifice life and family for the likes of Mueller, Comey, Lynch, McCabe, and Obama’s vision of America.

      Liked by 15 people

  3. Ghost says:

    Observations from a smaller branch.

    Periodically you hear talk from various talking heads or others saying that the Chinese Yuan will replace the U.S. dollar as the worlds trading currency. So I thought I would post some numbers I follow and take a look at this nonsense.

    The numbers I’m using are Chinese posted trade balance for the world on a monthly basis; Whether they are real is another question.

    China Trade balance in Yuan: 306B
    China Trade balance in U.S. dollar: 44.7B

    Yes, that is the same balance, just different currencies. I wonder if the value of the Yuan has fallen much this year.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. Avi says:

    Gestapo Chief Müller will claim “obstruction”if Trump releases the FISA memos.
    Let him. If the memos are exculpatory, let the Nazi try to call it obstruction and then fire the piece of subhuman dreck.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      They are going to try to impeach him anyway. Those documents gave to come out otherwise Trump and anyone connected to him are eventually screwed by the Deep State.
      I 100% agree.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dutchman says:

        Impeach, yes. Convict, no.
        Once they go down that road, the only thing preventing him from releasing (threat of impeachment) is gone, so sure, release.
        Its like in chess, where both players have the other players,queens in check.

        Neither wants to simply trade queens, so their queens are out of play, but not off the board.

        Each player then manuevers other pieces, to try to gain advantage, or change the situation.

        Removing Sessions, a “blocking piece”, and replacing him with Whitaker, nominating Barr, COULD be such a manuever.

        In his recent tweet storm, DJT was very specific, in detailing muellers m.o., in coercing defendants, and now it look like that will be confirmed with the Flynn sentencing being resolved.

        Would love to see Sullivan ask “What co-operation has Flynn given, exactly, that justified the long delay?”

        “Pleading guilty to something he didn’t do, and then agreeing to each of these ludicrous delays, is the ONLY thing the defendant has done to ‘cooperate’, I suspect!”

        Like

  5. zephyrbreeze says:

    This is a story 55 years in the making. New book published Nov 2018,

    The Inheritance: The Poisoned Fruit of JFK’s Assassination by Christopher Fulton
    500 pgs.

    “Christopher Fulton’s journey began with the death of Evelyn Lincoln, late secretary to President John F. Kennedy. Through Lincoln, crucial evidence ended up in Christopher’s hands—evidence that was going to be used to facilitate a new future for America.

    “But the U.S. government’s position was clear: that evidence had to be confiscated and classified, and the truth hidden away from the public. Christopher was sent to federal prison for years under a sealed warrant and indictment.

    “The Inheritance, Christopher’s personal narrative, shares insider information from his encounters with the Russian Government, President Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, the Clinton White House, the U.S. Justice Department, the Secret Service, and the Kennedy family themselves.

    “It reveals the true intentions of Evelyn Lincoln and her secret promise to Robert Kennedy—and Christopher’s secret promise to John F. Kennedy Jr. The Inheritance explodes with history-changing information and answers the questions Americans are still asking, while pulling them through a gauntlet of some of the worst prisons this country has to offer. This book thrillingly exposes the reality of American power, and sheds light on the dark corners of current corruption within the executive branch and the justice and prison systems.” – Amazon.

    Radio interview with book author Christopher Fulton On His Physical Evidence Of JFK Murder; Prison Sentence, and NEW Book, The Inheritance.

    12/13 Interview starts with a quote by JFK.

    Additional documentation at author’s website.

    https://cmfulton.com/

    Liked by 3 people

    • zephyrbreeze says:

      SPOILER: JFK made secret office tapes of his conversations, and was wearing a gold Cartier Watch at the time of his assassination.

      Interesting timing that this comes out at the same time as Papa Bush’s death.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      After accepting Mr Fulton’s pedigree, a quite believable case is made for IC involvement with JFK, RFK and JFK jr. in an extremely prejudicial manner. The story line includes the prejudice of murder. The CIA is treated as a rogue organization.

      Enough to warrant the purchase of the book.

      Liked by 3 people

  6. fleporeblog says:

    Yesterday was a perfect example of the effects of MAGAnomics between Wall Street versus Main Street. On the Wall Street side, the DJIA, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all dropped by about 2%. What caused the drop had absolutely nothing to do with our economy. China 🇨🇳 saw their retail numbers drop to a low they haven’t seen since 2003. France 🇫🇷 and the rest of the European Union 🇪🇺 will most likely be in a recession starting in 2019.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-14/china-s-economy-slowed-again-in-november-even-as-investment-rose?srnd=premium-africa

    From the article linked above:

    China’s economy slowed again in November as retail sales and industrial production weakened, creating a challenging backdrop for policy makers who gather next week to set the tone for the year at their annual Economic Work Conference in Beijing.

    Industrial production growth decelerated to 5.4 percent, below all 38 economists’ estimates. Retail sales — formerly a pillar of support for the economy — posted the weakest performance since May 2003, rising 8.1 percent from a year earlier. Chinese stocks fell along with the currency as data signaled a deepening slowdown.

    IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE

    “The worst is yet to come,” said Sue Trinh, head of Asia FX Strategy at RBC Capital Markets in Hong Kong. “Policymakers will be very worried, particularly with consumption growth falling off a cliff.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-14/french-exacerbates-euro-area-slowdown-as-2018-draws-to-a-close?srnd=fixed-income

    From the article linked above:

    The euro-area economy is closing out 2018 on a gloomy note.

    A gauge of manufacturing and services in the euro region unexpectedly dropped to its lowest in just over four years in December.

    ONCE THIS % FALLS BELOW 50%, YOU ARE IN A RECESSION!

    The euro-area composite Purchasing Managers’ Index gauge fell to 51.3 in December from 52.7 in November, missing economists’ forecast for a slight rise. The decline means the euro-region number has now fallen for nine months this year. The euro was down 0.6 percent at 11:40 a.m. Frankfurt time.

    Yet our data from yesterday was absolutely incredible!

    From the article linked above:

    Although 2018 didn’t end with the same fervor of economic confidence that we saw at the beginning of the year, the final numbers are certainly nothing to sneeze at.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index for December dropped one point to 138.0, in line with most of 2018.

    https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/343052/retail-sales-industrial-production-rise

    From the article linked above:

    We can see new results for the month of November: +0.2% on the headline beat the +0.1% expected, with October having been upwardly revised from +0.8% in the last read to +1.1% in today’s latest one.

    Looking under the hood a moment, we strip out automobile sales, which are high ticket price items and can distort the data month over month. Here we also see +0.2%, exactly in-line with expectations. The revision to October was also favorable: +1.0% from the +0.7% originally reported. Ex-autos & gas, pulling out even more volatile pricing, we see an even more pleasing jump, to +0.5%. Control ratcheted up half a full percentage point from expectations to +0.9%, with the October revision rising from +0.3% to +0.7%.

    These are welcome news for the Retail industry in this, it’s “most wonderful time of the year.”

    Wall Street crashed yesterday because China 🇨🇳 and the global economy are in serious trouble! Multinationals are the ones that will lose and lose BIG because of it.

    Everyday Americans are celebrating 🥳 the resurrection of the USA 🇺🇸 Economy! Main Street is WINNING BIGLY!

    Liked by 9 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Rat House coming in in less than a month, a House dedicated to the ongoing destruction of Trump. Let’s see what, if any, economic works can get passed between this January and January 2020.
      Let’s remember, the Rats have had no qualms in the past about causing econiomic chaos to America when it suited their purposes.

      Liked by 4 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      I wouldn’t push China too far as if there’s a 2008-ish crash coming their government just might push a war with someone to give it a boost and distract the growing Chinese middle class.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lemmus1 says:

        …I certainly don’t want war but if they initiate one, it will be short and deadly …and in the aftermath, Taiwan will be free, Korea united under Seoul, Tibet and Xinjiang will be independent and the Chinese Communist Party will no longer exist

        Like

        • Dutchman says:

          The object is to win, without firing a shot, economic warfare, remember?

          With the results you describe. Remembercthe ‘nuetron bomb’ “eliminates the people, leaves buildings, infrastructure intact”?

          Well, here you want to eliminate the Chicoms, while leaving China intact, except for the territories they’ve occupied.

          Like

          • lemmus1 says:

            “if they initiate” …key qualifier up front …Trump intends to win without ever resorting to military force …if he gets the time …he won’t be there by ’20

            Like

        • czarowniczy says:

          Don’t sell the Chinese defense industry short, they have a huge number of industrialists, scientists and plain old spies, awash in money, involved in nothing but military planning and production.
          Their work in advanced unmanned combat air vehicles and drones is impressive and worrisome. Their submarine and related systems work is going along nicely and their working heavily on space warfare, it also appears they have a mobile anti-satellite system that can hit our deep space defense-related satellites.
          Never underestimate your enemy, especially when they’ve stolen much of your stuff and are improving on it.

          Liked by 3 people

          • lemmus1 says:

            …don’t overestimate either based on Chinese propaganda …they can’t project their forces unless they go nuke …we can
            …take a real look at their new J20 and J31 fighters compared to our F22 and F35 …they can’t even put Chinese engines in them yet …give them another decade …maybe …but Trump isn’t going to give them that

            Like

            • lemmus1 says:

              …and you can’t compare their state-run defense industries with ours …they steal our technology because they have to …their record on innovation in state-controlled ops is abysmal …the truly creative people get culled as dangerous …they still can’t produce a fighter engine that could compete with that in the F16, and their efforts to reverse engineer the Ruski engines they bought have so far failed badly

              Liked by 2 people

            • czarowniczy says:

              I don’t use Chinese news sources exclusively but as I’m retired from the intel business I have some ability to use multiple open sources and, again from experience, know pretty well where everyone’s guesstimate are.
              Chinese strategic needs and goals have not changed a helluva lot over the last 20 years and probably won’t over the next 20. Thing is they have tons of spare cash, battalions of experts, and more/faster supercomputers than the US. They have cities devoted to military development and the ability to steal defense info from around the world.
              The J-20 and J-31 were a bit of a surprise and we adjusted our operations but how many of them can they turn out versus what we can. We have ~186 F-22s, unless hurricane Michael did a few in, and around 320 F-35s. They can crank out fighters and AAMs without Democrats whining that military spending reduces welfare spending, they can fight a war of attrition.
              The Chinese also seem to be heading in a direction the USAF is fighting tooth and nail, unmanned fighter aircraft. They can operate under more extreme conditions than manned aircraft, are a bit cheaper and lighter to build, are powerful and nimble and contain lots of technology, speaking of engines, that was proprietary to the US and other countries.
              China’s developing a missile specifically aimed at attacking US AWACS and refueling aircraft at high speeds and extreme ranges – they’re looking not so much as attacking as they are blunting our specific advantages.
              They are, I believe, more dedicated to being the HMFWIC in Asia then we are the Asian police.

              Liked by 1 person

              • lemmus1 says:

                …no doubt they have head to toe dedication to their long plan within the party structure which necessarily includes the PLA and that is an advantage over our messy contentious system …but they are a top down structured do-it-my-way or else society, great at imitation and volume production …and we are the opposite …we innovate by habit on the shop floor and at the design table …it’s just as much a part of our culture as the wa is part of theirs …actually, the “wa” says it all for me …they emphasise face and conformity …it will kill them in the end …imnsho

                …I do note your HMFWIC point as valid but don’t accept that Trump’s goal is to play cop …he would much prefer to see Japan, Korea, and India do that while we bring our forces home …but getting there is the problem

                …to make HMFWIC work, the chicoms have got to win both economically and militarily …I believe they will lose economically as long as Trump’s agenda remains America’s …that will kill both their “face” and their ability to compete …no tech theft, no innovation, no path to continue to gain on us = eventual downfall of the chicom regime and break up …contrary to the public image, there is no such thing as a Chinese nation …its a forced union that will sunder when the economy stalls

                Like

                • czarowniczy says:

                  I see a major problem in that by mid-century they are forecast to have a population that will be older and smaller than India’s. That may cause problems in the power projection and manufacturing. That may help explain their sharp move to unmanned combat vehicles and robotization in their industries.
                  They have also just announced they’ve managed to birth a set of genetically manipulated twins. This interests me as some years back they announced they were moving forward in genetic manipulation to create better athletes. Most interesting part was that there was also a good number of military/military-related personnel in the background.

                  Liked by 1 person

                • lemmus1 says:

                  …well I’m going to risk a nasty blowback here and say I think we’ve made a major mistake in killing the science of eugenics in the US …now I’ll just duck and pull the sheet over my head while the cries of “NAZI” and “baby killer” reverberate

                  Like

                • czarowniczy says:

                  No problems from me on that, gotta remember that genetics is supposed to better the human race. If we can figure out how to prevent genetic diseases and conditions that alone would improve the race.
                  The Nazi T4 program was heavily influenced by American eugenists but both of them had uncomfortable side effects caused by the then inability to figure out WTF was going on.
                  If we could manipulate genetic errors to end developmental disabilities, hereditary cancers and the like that would be great. Building bigger, stronger and healthier people wouldn’t be bad either.

                  Liked by 1 person

            • czarowniczy says:

              BTW, China’s filling a US vacuum and supplying Pakistan with J-20 technology that can be used against China and Pakistan’s joint enemy, India.
              Meanwhile India and Russia are polishing off a joint-project 5th generation air superiority fighter so I’m thinking that China might force something with India and the US really doesn’t have much of a dog in that fight.

              Like

              • lemmus1 says:

                India has a long history of fighting with the pakis and chicoms …and their culture is more western than eastern or oriental in outlook …if they ever get their social caboose in order they will make mincemeat of both …but that’s a major if

                Like

                • czarowniczy says:

                  We’ll see, so far they still haven’t resolved that Kashmir thing and they haven’t gone toe to toe in some 50 years.
                  Right now China’;s building a slew of dams in the Himalayas that could easily shut off the majority of water flowing south into India. India’s really pissed and the Chinese keep building while the West does bupkis.
                  China’s already built a number of dual-use ports in countries around India designed to support Chinese commercial and military vessels. These bases would allow Chinese naval vessels to combat India with reasonably close porting, challenging India’s ‘supremacy’ in the Indian Ocean.

                  Like

      • fleporeblog says:

        Their debt to GDP is 250%. They can’t afford that.

        Liked by 1 person

        • czarowniczy says:

          I can remember our goverrnment intel economists saying, nearly every year, Russia was going to implode. That started, at least when I started noticing it, in 1965 and it only took 25 years. Of course they had an anemic industrial base but…

          Liked by 1 person

    • peace says:

      Will everyday Americans who have a lot of stock in their 401K plans be on the winning side? Yesterday’s crash was another blow felt by everyday Americans.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lemmus1 says:

        …everyday Americans need to move their investment assets out of the multinationals and into main street USA …I’m not spilling tears over those betting their retirement on Wall Street globalists

        Liked by 1 person

      • fleporeblog says:

        Yes! At some point these corporations will be coming back into our country. Apple just announced a $1 billion facility in Austin, Texas as well as a few other smaller ones in California.

        Stay in for the long haul and you will reap the benefits.

        Liked by 2 people

  7. Donna in Oregon says:

    POTUS is right. The Left is wounded. Hopefully it’s more than a seeping wound.

    CTH is listed third… after Snopes on CTH, then ‘Media Bias Fact Check’ on Google. The algorithm must be constipated today…snicker.

    What Google presents before you can get to our website:

    “In review, The Last Refuge (Conservative Treehouse) reports news with a strong right wing bias with all stories favoring the right and denigrating the left.”

    Liked by 4 people

  8. CM-TX says:

    OK, what am I missing re. the sudden outrage over the 5 months of deleted Paige/Strokz 19k texts? Clearly it was done to hide/destroy evidence of any conspiring in the ongoing effort to frame/oust PDJT, set-up Flynn, etc. But we already knew this back in Jan.😕

    | According to a Fox News exclusive report the Department of Justice has found the missing text messages between Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page, and is in the process of recovering them.
    ……
    The missing messages have caused problems for the Justice Department inspector general’s office.
    [Johnson & Grassley] have sent a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz noting that the IG’s office said on Dec. 13 that it had all the messages between Strzok and Page between Nov. 30, 2016, and July 28, 2017.
    Lawmakers later learned of the five-month gap. |

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/24/report-doj-has-found-and-is-recovering-missing-fbi-text-messages/

    Liked by 2 people

    • bakocarl says:

      Is it at all feasible to consider that the 5 months of messages went missing so that a very few but very carefully chosen number of them could be removed . . . or is Horowitz reasonably honorable?

      Liked by 3 people

      • Dutchman says:

        I still believe Horowitz to be ‘reasonably honorable’, working within the limitations of his job.

        “The problem with lieing, is no one has a good enough memory, to be a successful liar.”

        The problem with beurocrats is its hardwired into their DNA, that “paperwork is your friend”; document EVERYTHING, to C.Y.A.

        And it works that,way, right up until it doesn’t. As an example, the nazis generated truckloads of paperwork, on the camps, that was used to convict them, at nuerenberg.

        Where they were HUNG, IIRC?

        Liked by 1 person

    • SharonKinDC says:

      B/C Team Mueller or the FBI were the wipers… after some dodgy texts appeared. I think. IOW, cover up?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Arrest Soros says:

      What you are missing (IMHO) is that these are different messages on different phones.
      The original missing messages (Those 5 months) were from before their time at Mueller’s SC.
      The new outrage is over the wiping clean of the phones issued to them DURING their time with Mueller. (original missing msgs on Samsung Galaxy phones, the new missing msgs on iPhones)
      Outrage because….well…..imagine the treasure trove of texts and emails about the happenings at the corrupt Mueller SC now wiped clean.

      Like

  9. Donna in Oregon says:

    Bet President Trump laughed when he read this. Helpful to POTUS vs the Mueller? Yep. Looks good!

    The civil case ended (quickly) for Jeffrey Epstein. Now the Plea Deal is being challenged by the multiple victims’ attorney Edward’s in Criminal court. Which means Mueller has to answer for his decision to let Clinton’s buddy Epstein skate….and for violating Florida law.

    The Swamp is worried, trying to hang it on Sec. Acosta (brought in at the end of the case). Which will backfire……it’s going to a court of law and Mueller, Congresswoman Frankel and Inspector General Michael Horowitz can’t stop that.

    https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/settlement-reached-in-jeffrey-epstein-civil-lawsuit

    Liked by 6 people

  10. zooamerica says:

    Tuesday, December 18th at 11:00 am is going to be historic. Judge Emmet Sullivan not only has the power to exonerate Michael Flynn and toss the case in to the garbage bin of history where it belongs, he also has the power to investigate Mueller and essentially eliminate the Special Counsel’s credibility. In other words, Judge Sullivan can end the Mueller witch hunt this coming Tuesday. Sounds too good to be true, right? I don’t want to get my hopes up, but they’re up. Way up!

    Judge Emmet G. Sullivan is very familiar with Mr. Mueller. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska was too.

    Robert Mueller oversaw witch hunt against Sen. Ted Stevens

    http://mustreadalaska.com/robert-mueller-oversaw-witch-hunt-against-ted-stevens/

    Liked by 6 people

    • Landslide says:

      I’m glad you posted this because I’ve been so busy with Christmas preparations today that I forgot about it. I will be praying tonight and again at church tomorrow for Judge Sullivan. This is an incredibly crucial decision. (understatement!) 🙏🏼🇺🇸🙏🏼🇺🇸

      Liked by 4 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Not getting my hopes up, but daydreaming/fantasising.
        I once was a defendant in a case, and her the Judge say to the Prosecutor;

        “IF you EVER bring a case like this before me again, I’ll have you before the BAR association!!
        Case DISMISSED!”

        Sweet words to my ears, 35 years later!
        Praying, hoping, smiling.

        Liked by 4 people

  11. wtd says:

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke cites “vicious and politically motivated attacks” in resignation letter obtained by AP.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. wtd says:

    Election board in North Carolina county in disputed House race voted 6 months ago to change the locks, add cameras and alarm system at building where ballots are stored. That never happened. @mbieseck and @emerydalesio dig into why. #NC09 #Bladen

    Liked by 4 people

  13. mashall says:

    Jan 3, 2019 is 18 days away.
    Good riddance Globalist Traitor Paul Ryan.

    Liked by 7 people

  14. G3 says:

    Liked by 3 people

  15. sunnydaze says:

    We need to make sure Trump wins the R Primary. Look how easy it is to register voters in these states!

    Liked by 7 people

    • Joemama says:

      Thanks Zooamerica. I never heard the Drifters version before. It was cool listening to the Bing Crosby original and the Drifters version. They are both great, in their own ways.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. Sandra-VA says:

    This man is absolutely insane… look at who he has now picked up as a client!

    Liked by 3 people

  17. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Is Unconstitutional…
    Better headline…….
    Federal Judge Gives Thumbs Down At McCain’s Grave.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Liked by 2 people

  19. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Liked by 5 people

    • California Joe says:

      If you left your child alone in a car in the Florida heat for 30 minutes while you were in the supermarket the police would arrest you, take the child from your custody and you’d spend some time in jail. Cross a few hundred miles of remote rattlesnake and criminal infested Sonoran desert in 120° heat with the same child, commit a felony in the process and enter a foreign country illegally and the United States Border Patrol gets crucified for apprehending you!

      Liked by 6 people

    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      If this happened to an American child, the press would be demanding the parents be prosecuted for child endangerment and involuntary manslaughter, at the least.

      Liked by 2 people

  20. bessie2003 says:

    President Trump and First Lady deliver remarks at the Congressional Ball (just released onto youtube, about 5 minutes long)

    Liked by 5 people

    • Landslide says:

      They are a gorgeous couple!! Wow! (Of course I have a thing for men in tuxes☺️) “Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man”! I bet the men are fighting not to just stare at Melania. She is one of the world’s most stunning beauties. Ok. Shallow post over! 😋

      Liked by 4 people

  21. listingstarboard says:

    Flotus looks incredible in that dress!!

    Liked by 4 people

  22. budmc says:

    Liked by 4 people

    • albertus magnus says:

      Wonderful!

      People have forgotten what a great blessing a loving, strong father is!

      I miss mine everyday, especially as we get closer to Christmas.

      Thank you for posting this…we needed this uplifting post!

      Liked by 3 people

  23. Putting it altogether: I wanted to post here a comment I made on gateway pundit about Flynn and the special counsel because “Flynn lied” was really a bootstrapping operation to put Flynn under the special counsel’s criminal microscope.

    Its simple. The only thing they had on Flynn was his Turkey connections. But the original purpose of the special counsel was to investigate Russian collusion. So they resurrected the kerfuffle about the telephone call with the Russian ambassador and the lying about it BECAUSE IT HAD A RUSSIAN CONNECTION. Further, President Trump played into their hands by firing Flynn. Why did President Trump fire Flynn? The special counsel had entree to investigate Flynn now.

    If they had no Russian-related activity regarding Flynn, Flynn really couldn’t be made part of the special counsel investigation in a criminal sense because Flynn’s dealings with Turkey by themselves were outside the purview of the special counsel. The special counsel would be seen as hijacking jurisdiction that still belonged to the President and the DOJ. It would be totally obvious that the special counsel was hijacking jurisdiction over Flynn’s Turkey dealings to muscle him to compose some fable about the Russian hoax.

    That’s probably why they set up the meeting with the Russian attorney as well. Once Trump’s people show up at that meeting, the special counsel can investigate them criminally. The camel has his nose in the tent so-to-speak and then Mueller starts looking at all of the shady dealings the attendees might have been involved in.

    Thats why the special counsel was empowered to investigate anything that might be uncovered as a result of the special counsel’s investigation. Manafort really got screwed here because the government ALREADY KNEW ABOUT his shady dealings – the special counsel didn’t discover anything the government didn’t already know about – in fact Rosenstein was in a position to point Mueller where to look so he “discovered” crimes for the second time! If the special counsel was not empowered to investigate and prosecute unrelated crimes he would have no leverage over the witnesses – the goal really was to get one of them to make up a story about the Russian hoax.

    Further, politics is a blood sport. The dems and the press loved Loved LOVED talking about how Flynn, one of President Trump’s appointees, was subject to criminal investigation and pled guilty. The dems have perfected this – every republican administration is criminal by definition! They had one of the President’s appointee’s scalp, what, nine months into his administration, and totally for political ends!

    Finally, I’m beginning to suspect that they intended to have a special counsel appointed once they recovered from the shock of Trump winning the election.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Bull Durham says:

    General Flynn:

    Many of you know I’ve been a big supporter of General Flynn from the first days of the MAGA campaign.
    Here’s a letter of support from an FBI counterterrorism official who supports Flynn, knowing and working with him on counterterrorism since 2005.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-15/former-fbi-ssa-exposes-mccabe-muellers-unethtical-target-destroy-coercion-tactics

    Flynn had many allies in all the Intel services. Damn few have put on a white hat and stood with him. White Hats are almost non-existent. But this woman is wearing one tonight. The others are a bit yellow down the back when the General needed them to stand with him.

    We have to pray that the Judge dons one, throws the case out, and orders the arrest of Mueller and his team for perjury and trumped up evidence against Flynn and all the others.

    Mueller is the dirtiest cop in US Federal history. That will come out one day, you can be sure.

    Liked by 4 people

    • One day? That was yesterday. The future will judge him even more harshly. Him, Comey, Strzok and all the many others.
      But none will be so harshly criticized as the ones who have for the last 2 plus years that have remained silent. There is no rhyme or reason for that except to say they are all corrupt.
      What they are doing by their silence with Flynn, the President and many others, is a complete and total abomination. A complete and total FU to the badge and the pledge they took and in every way imaginable to America and the people that live here.

      There are no white hats. There are only black hats and even bigger black hats. People need to understand and get used to it.
      What they are doing to Flynn and what others are ignoring and pretending to not have their own voice, is a disgrace.
      How did it get this far? Because their are no good guys. How is Mueller getting away with any of this nonsense? Because their are no good guys.
      I may not be the brightest bulb in the string or Christmas Tree lights, but even I can understand this.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Joemama says:

      Mueller’s previous bullshit prosecutions caused an innocent man to kill himself. Mueller is a murderer, in my view.

      Like

  25. Joemama says:

    There were envelopes with letters given to most of the participants at Bush’s recent funeral ceremonies. The President DJT and his wife were not given an envelope.

    Does anyone know what message was in those envelopes?

    Liked by 1 person

  26. linda4298 says:

    https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1074122457957703680 Sarah Sanders

    Verified account

    @PressSec
    Following Following @PressSec
    More
    Such a great night at the White House Congressional Ball. Thank you President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS! See pix, Sarah and her husband look gorgeous.

    Liked by 4 people

  27. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    This is from an email that is being forwarded to all on the GOP
    Rockbridge County Va. list. A new problem has surfaced concerning the special
    election for Ben Cline’s GOP delegate seat.

    Hundreds of post cards from the Democrat Christian Worth campaign were
    delivered to Rockbridge County households and some of the cards were from
    Virginia but many were from out-of-state. The post cards are not
    identified as political campaign material yet the cards, delivered this
    week, clearly state that the recipient should vote for Worth. The Worth
    campaign is spending a lot of money on the campaign, much of it not local.
    Republicans cannot be complacent; every Republican must turn out and vote.

    The Virginia House of Delegates is currently 51 Republicans to 49
    Democrats. If the Republicans lose this seat, the Democrats will have
    the power to push their misleading agenda and with Democrat Governor
    Northam, you can expect the worse. The Democratic Party has been heavily
    funding Worth’s campaign and Virginia is a key targeted state.

    Worth states in her political speeches, in her interview with the News
    Gazette, on her website, etc., that she is a Virginian and Rockbridge
    County resident and wants to help Rockbridge – yet she goes to Los Angeles
    and San Francisco and other locations to get support to influence
    Virginians. [She does that because this is a conservative area, except for Lextard]

    PLEASE go vote on Tuesday, Dec. 18, for Ronnie Campbell – at your regular
    voting location!!! And send this around to everyone you know and ask them
    to please go vote for Ronnie Campbell!

    **And Please keep those Post Cards – drop them off at Lex GOP HQ
    Monday or get them to us somehow.

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    Now The End Begins had this, today, about the Trump effect. Good article.

    NEW WORLD DISORDER: The Global Shaking That We Predicted In 2016 Has Not Only Come True, It Is Reshaping Politics Around The World

    In France, people who feel left behind by a globalizing world have spent the last few weeks marching and rioting to protest a government they call elitist and out of touch. The government, whose initial dismissiveness seemed to confirm their suspicions, was finally forced to change tack. Britain is still shuddering from a referendum that its government called to muzzle naysayers, only to see those naysayers win the day. Now, as politicians go through awkward contortions to deliver on that vote, the government is on the verge of collapse.

    https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/global-shaking-under-donald-trump-we-predicted-2016-come-true-reshaping-politics-around-new-world-order/

    Liked by 2 people

  29. dogsmaw says:

    Liked by 3 people

  30. dogsmaw says:

    Liked by 5 people

  31. marinovibe says:

    If only he could do something to change the narrative, while disarming Dems.

    https://apnews.com/6d6361fdf19846cb9eb020d9c6fbfa5a

    Like

  32. hard masada says:

    Tell Herr Mueller we still put down rabid animals. What those who live/work in the Deep Blue counties around DC do not realize they’re the first target(s) of the 2nd Correction of the Country’s wrong direction. Then NYC/Philly/NJ/Hollywood/Chicago/Portland/Seattle/LA/SF/Phoenix/Denver/Austin/Dallas/Miami Dade etc., etc https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-special-counsel-is-fighting-a-witness-in-court-who-is-it/ar-BBR0uoL

    Like

  33. Rupigal says:

    I cannot leave this thread get to only 999 comments! So here is 1000. Sorry for getting off topic:)

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s