December 16th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #696

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857 Responses to December 16th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #696

  1. andyocoregon says:

    Well now, where is everybody?

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    • Sentient says:

      Right here.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Lol–
      Fell asleep over the keyboard praying! Lol
      Prayer post down thread.
      May the Lord Bless all of you wonderful Treepers.
      Love you.

      Liked by 32 people

    • California Joe says:

      Watching the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie! It’s a decent cure for depression. You might want to try it!

      Liked by 13 people

    • Michael Todaro says:

      I’m still in Vietnam. There are more “human rights” & “freedom of expression” here than in my native California. Nativity scenes, often quite lavish, are everywhere. New Catholic churches every few miles along the Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City highway. They are not damaged, disrespected, or defaced by vandalism or Satan displays. No problem wearing Americana stuff. My wife bought, among other USA memorabilia, a Cleveland 2016, Republican National Convention tee shirt at our local, rural, open air market. Imagine wearing that in SF or LA? The Looney left would beat the daylights out of you. Not so in Vietnam. I love this place. MAGA/KAG !

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      • Dora says:

        That’s wonderful to know.

        You gave me something to smile about.

        Thank you.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Thank you, Michael. Wow — “along the Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City highway.” What a transformation. Wonder if that kind of change will come for our country — eventually? I guess following manufacturing in the U.S., energy, independence/superiority, fair trade, and a Constitutional legal system, must come schools for learning, not indoctrination, borders, and voter integrity.

        I wonder what our Revolutionary warriors and statesmen and their amazingly supportive wives felt knowing they were in the minority. How did they finally transform a monarchy-loving (even if taxation hating) collection of colonies into independent states and the United States of America. Each day a new set of problems to solve, I imagine. Deep state? How deep were the monarchy tentacles?.

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        • Judith says:

          “How did they finally transform ..into the United States of America?

          Stealth.

          “How deep were the monarchy tentacles?”

          Long Island NY was crawling with Loyalists. Enemy troops encamped in the towns, taking over homes and supplies. Still, notes were passed and signals sent to General Washington. One patriot hung out a strategic clothesline using colored garments as codes to be seen by boats on LI sound.

          He wasn’t supposed to win.

          We don’t need shiny red coats and, in fact, we should avoid them. We can do this, patriots. We CAN save our Constitutional Republic.

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        • snarkybeach says:

          there was a series on AMC called TURN: Washington’s Spies that highlighted the conflict. I found it very well done and gave me a better appreciation of what our forefathers went through.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Very cool to hear about Vietnam report from the street.
        Thank you.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Franklin Graham held a rare crusade in Hanoi a year ago this month (Dec. 8-9, 2017) and said ‘Communist government Is warming toward Christianity’. Over 10,000 people showed up at the stadium. More than 20,000 watched on TV outside the stadium and at home. Over 4,500 accepted Christ during this crusade. Praise God!

        https://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-holds-rare-crusade-in-vietnam-says-communist-govt-is-warming-toward-christianity.html

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  2. The Boss says:

    Enjoy a winning weekend!

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  3. citizen817 says:

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    • andyocoregon says:

      I understand Hillary is available.
      heh, heh

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    • cthulhu says:

      I find this very sad. Zinke has been a good soldier, but he has endured nonstop abuse during his term. Hopefully, changing in a fresh horse will continue his laudable progress.

      Living in a Western state, it has been terribly obvious that most Federal lands are mismanaged and fail to live up to their economic potential. The map here — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_lands — shows how pervasive Federal interference has been. Besides the obvious conditions on the ground, it should also be noted that most of the most blighted states joined the Union after the Civil War, and were forced to cede territory to the Federal government as a condition of entry.

      One reason we have been able to accumulate so much noxious National Debt is the thought that some day, we’d release nearly all Federal lands in the West to private ownership and cancel much of the debt — and the resulting economic boom would cancel the rest.

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      • spoogels says:

        AS LONG AS ITS NOT BEING SOLD TO THE CHINESE OR RUSSIANS. PRECIOUS AUSTRALIAN AND NZ LAND IS BEING SOLD TO WEALTHY CHINESE (COMMUNISTS) In NZ its guys like the US billionaires who bought land because they wanted a bolt hole in case the US melted down because of Pres Trump

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      • prenanny says:

        I do not understand your last paragraph, who is the “we”?
        Have never heard a politician say don’t fret about this debt we are piling on because instead of raising taxes and confiscating more of your money we will sell some land to cover it.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Cthulhu, your dichotomy of “private ownership” and “pervasive Federal interference” is much too simplistic. Spoogels below gives you some reason to become much more complex and thoughtful in your conclusions. “Government interference” has mostly to do with commies or globalists in the federal agencies trying to make deals to siphon off our lands brimming with amazing natural resources for their wealth and control.

        BLM, Forestry Service, etc. remains filled with agents for not-the-United States. It will take someone with nerves of steel and little need for acclaim to clean out this mess. It will take another warrior. I loved Zinke, but was he a warrior? Don’t know. I thank him for all that he did, however.

        I follow http://www.freerangereport.com/ among others – and live beside and visit frequently these beautiful lands (couldn’t do it the same way if they were all developed from “private ownership”). Complex problem. Enormous wealth within. Should be developed by Americans for Americans with the lands left “undeveloped,” “wild,” and open for American generations to come.

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      • Kintbury says:

        Trump should not have accepted his resignatin and instead helped with legal fees. Why does is he on the hook for legal fees in the first place? This is what the Democrats do, they fight you with law suits just like they did Palin.

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    • G. Combs says:

      NOOOoooooo! Sniff sniff….

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Sorry to see Ryan go. The media and the Left have pounded him non-stop due to his very viable possibility of being President himself one day. Can’t have that, right lyin’ jackals? Gotta surround and destroy, then scorch the earth he’s ever stood on.

      If Ryan Zinke ever thinks of gathering a citizen militia at the border, in defense of the White House or elsewhere, I want in. I’ll proudly saddle up behind him and be the bearer of Old Glory. As our Texan patriots say, “Come and Take It”.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Let me know when those orders issue, be my duty to be there too.

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      • Deb says:

        Ryan Zinke would have beaten Jon Tester in the senate race. Instead they had to run an out of stater who ran a bad campaign, even PDJT couldn’t drag him over the finish line. I hope Tester runs for office again in Montana.

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    • KittyKat says:

      The featherbed is certainly getting a good shake.

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  4. citizen817 says:

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  5. citizen817 says:

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    • Vor Daj says:

      I don’t mean to be the spelling police, especially on the President, but that’s the Weekly Substandard.

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      • The Boss says:

        Weakly Substandard.
        Cordially, the Spelling Police. 🙂

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        • spoogels says:

          The Weakly SubStandard is not the ONLY one!

          Trumpenfreude!

          Seems many Trump haters are going out of business…The same week that The Weekly Standard’s troubles broke, Vanity Fair dropped a bombshell report about the struggles faced by those hip, millennial-targeted left-wing rags with the cool names and rabidly anti-Trump headlines strewn across your social media feed.

          Vice, Vox, Mic, Buzzfeed, Mashable — they’re all either looking for buyers or seriously reevaluating their strategies in hopes of becoming profitable. Mic laid off most of its workers. Vice and Vox are firing staff left and right.

          On cable TV, one network in particular has abandoned decades of journalistic tradition and ethics, devoting its resources to a relentless, nakedly partisan crusade to savage President Trump: CNN. Its ratings, predictably, are in the tank — in October, CNN fell behind both the Hallmark Channel and Home and Garden Television.

          https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffballabon/2018/12/15/hating-the-president-is-not-a-strategy-as-bill-kristol-just-learned-n2537512

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          • Tseg says:

            I would love to see a new “honest news” vendor come to market and be very financially successful. I’m not even talking purely “right wing news”, rather one with little to no editorial commentary. True headline news with “just the facts”. Maybe that model cannot work in this day and age and people need to receive direction. It seems not enough people getting direction from church so they turn to the media as their new Truth. But clearly that is not working either as the wrong opinions are going out of business.

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        • Sugarhillhardrock says:

          DJT is the most conservative president we have had since RWR. I will never understand why Will, Kristol etc find, tax cuts, constitutionalist judges, less regulation, and promotion of economic primacy to be evil.

          These Weekly Standard TDS types are not conservatives at all. They are pure frauds.

          Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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      • Angelle Staria says:

        🤗🤗🤗

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        • Angelle Staria says:

          Can somebody tell me how to work the “like” thing?

          When I click on the little blue star, it takes me to WordPress. I don’t have an account there and really don’t want one.

          Though not new to reading CTH, I just started commenting recently. There are soooooo many good comments here that I would like to like.

          Am I missing a simple step as to how this works here?

          Thx

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. Grandma Covfefe says:

    🎄 * * * 9 * * * more days til CHRISTmas 🎄 Jesus is the Reason for the Season

    🌟 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” 🌟
    Isaiah 9:6
    ——————————————–
    MAGA
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, his MAGA Team, and all his supporters.
    Lord, keep them all safe in all they do and go daily. In Jesus’ Name we pray…Amen.
    ————————————–
    🙏 Pray:
    — God’s guidance and 24/7 protection for President Trump and his MAGA team this week
    — for truth to come out from all the hearings, past, present and future
    — for criminals in the FBI, CIA and DOJ will be brought to justice
    — for Opposition to run out of schemes targeting our Patriots by Mueller
    — for 100% of Wall fund, USMCA, immigration reform
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders, land and sea
    — for our Military, Border Patrol, Nat’l Guards and LEOs at the border-protected and alert
    — for Sundance, AdRem and TCTH crew.-for doing great job at TCTH
    — for those facing CHRISTmas without their loved ones who passed way in 2018
    — for President Trump and his family– may they be blessed with full joy of this CHRISTmas season
    —————————————————–
    🇺🇸 ”We ask God to watch over this nation’s heroes and He shed His Almighty grace upon our nation.”
    🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸

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  8. Curry Worsham says:

    Meme created from joeknuckles profound post on the FISA thread.

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  10. andyocoregon says:

    MSM has been ranting the past couple of days about the 7 year old little girl whose father (so he says anyway) stupidly and criminally sneaked her into our country with no food or water for 7 days. And of course she died of dehydration and exposure. They have been trying to blame conservatives and President Trump for her death when in reality it’s the liberals’ fault for creating Sanctuary Cities that attract millions of invaders here in hopes of finding work that pays more in one day than they can make in a month in their home country. They’ve been told if they bring a kid with them, they won’t be quickly deported and instead will be released to wander anywhere in the U.S. and bring the rest of their extended family here later.
    So the anger exhibited by MSM is totally misdirected. They should be angry with themselves as well as all the liberal politicians who ignore our immigration laws and make excuses for these interlopers.

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    • citizen817 says:

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      • Angelle Staria says:

        Very heartbreaking story.

        That poor little girl had absolutely no control whatsoever in her life to avoid her demise.

        The horrible things happening to children all over the world, even here in the US, just smite my heart like arrows of fire. I can hardly stand it sometimes!

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        • Dutchman says:

          I tend to get smoke,..or something in my eyes,….

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        • spoogels says:

          The kid was probably very malnourished to begin with. Protein &/ calorie malnutrition.
          These kind of kids have no reserves.
          Plus a weak immune system with parasites, worms, maybe even TB.
          Walking all that way for days with little food and at times little or no water, this was bound to happened.
          These “refugees” need to be warned of consequences of trekking their kids through deserts when they are in poor health to begin with.
          Blame the leaders of those Central American sh*tholes who don’t feed their people with the aid the US gives them.

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          • Judith says:

            Truth is, those Soros-funded SJW and church groups that traffick these people illegally, do not take care of them along the way. Children are merely traded as pawns by viscious gangs to gain entry at the border.

            They are essentially sold into slavery. Human trafficking is an abomination. No wonder the Enemedia, Hollyweird, and their DC overlords are all in favor of it.

            The only HUMANE way to come into the USA is through the LEGAL immigration process.

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          • NC Patriot says:

            It is a rough trek even in a child who starts out healthy.

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      • littlequilterkitty says:

        Just wondering: Was this little girl even his child? How come the ‘father’ wasn’t on death’s door after this 7 day period? Did he choose to hydrate himself but not his daugher? Hmmmm . . . just wondering.

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        • Angelle Staria says:

          Lots of people asking questions like that.

          Who in their right mind would subject their own little child to such harsh conditions?!

          My sister brought up another horrible possibility….she said…”and the chances are she (the little girl) was abused.” Hate to think of that, but is common in conditions of need and duress.

          Peace

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        • Dutchman says:

          Children and old people are more prone to succumbing to many conditions, that adults don’t, and dehydration is one; IIRC,,children have more body surface area, in relation to their mass, than adults.
          Surface area (skin)= evaporation
          Body mass= stored water

          Hence, she gets dehydrated, while he just loses a couple of pounds.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      The family entered the USA through New Mexico. Here is a map of the deserts of the southwest USA.

      What you notice in that map is that every other border state (CA, TX, AZ) has a passage that does not involve going through the desert.

      Not New Mexico. If you enter the USA through the southern border, you have to go through the desert. There is no other route.

      Taking a child through such a route is asking for a bad outcome, especially if the child is not fed and given water for any period of time in that journey.

      It’s a horrible story. But it certainly is not the fault of the Border Patrol.

      The real culpability lies with the adults who transported the child, and possibly any coyotes or other people who told the migrants that the journey was workable. That route is asking for disaster.

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    • George True says:

      Somebody needs to remind the MFM and the LIEberals that if an American citizen had subjected their 7 year old daughter to what this Mexican did, he or she would be in jail facing felony child abuse and murder charges.

      Then ask them why this individual gets a a pass just because he is not an American. Then observe the blank look on their face as the cognitive dissonance starts to short-circuit their brain.

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    • Guyski says:

      If a U.S. citizen dragged their child thru conditions like that. That parent would be in jail.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      C’mon. You know they are agents of America’s enemies. So, from that perspective, “the anger exhibited by MSM is [NOT] totally misdirected.” It is aimed squarely where their handlers tell them to aim. The MSM is not independent, cannot learn, is an enemy — in total. We need to treat them as such and use anti-monopoly laws agaInst them – when we have an American judiciary again.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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    • The Boss says:

      Want to bet “forensic recovery tools” are “To / From” queries run against the NSA database? Perhaps incidentally collected during a similar “forensic recovery” of messages To/From the lovely Nellie Ohr, Glenn Simpson and even Mueller himself?

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    • Joemama says:

      I suspect that US Military Intelligence has all of these communications. I also believe that they will ultimately save our republic.

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    • piper567 says:

      citizen, Doncha just want to smack these rats with a 2×4??

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    • rashomon says:

      Gimme a break! The Utah Data Center was built just for this purpose. “The data center is alleged to be able to process ‘all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Internet searches, as well as all types of personal data trails — parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital ‘pocket litter’.'[6] In response to claims that the data center would be used to illegally monitor email of U.S. citizens,” ~~ Wikipedia

      If Mueller was looking for a $5 dollar abuse by the Trump Campaign Fund, you betcha he’s find it there. Just how stupid is the American citizen. And why are we overlooking that slush fund kept by Congress to pay off their accussers?

      Now that we KNOW such a fund exists — I didn’t know before this year, did you? did you? did you? — how about getting this list pf payouts published so the people they represent can ask for their reimbursement before sending them to jail for illegal use of tax dollars? No wonder they don’t press for audits; the public might be surprised by some of “our” expenses for running this country.

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  12. citizen817 says:

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  14. Julian says:

    Big day coming up on Tuesday

    If Flynn doesn’t get fully exonerated and charges thrown out I worry for the future of this Presidency.

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    • Dutchman says:

      I may be optimistic, but I’m pretty much expecting the charges gets dropped, I think the PROSECUTION is expecting the charges to get dropped.

      To me the question is just how much MORE than that, does the Judge do?

      I’m wanting referals to the bar association, reccomending disbarment for whole prosecution team.

      Anything less, is meaningless, and their behavior is so transparently criminal he should do this, at a minimum.

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      • Angelle Staria says:

        With J. Sullivan’s history of making decisions that buck against law enforcement and governing bodies not correctly following standard procedure and protocols, I would have to vote with your optimism.

        People familiar with some of his decisions will be sorely and painfully disappointed if he let’s this breach of procedures slide. I don’t think he will.

        But hey, seems things can just go haywire overnight with those we count on.

        Peace

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      • Bullseye says:

        Mueller is praying that General Flynn gets no sentence because he does not want him to appeal the sentence and open up discovery. Wait Mueller doesn’t pray..

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        • Angelle Staria says:

          Yup.

          And in RM’s case, God probably wouldn’t listen.

          But, but, but…maybe things will go haywire and crazy for him, maybe bad enough to make him want to pray.

          Uh…not holding my breath. 🤔

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        • Dutchman says:

          If you broaden the definition of “praying”, to worshipping a dark deity, then MAYBE you could say he is PRAYING, certainly he’s HOPING.

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        • spoogels says:

          I wonder if the crooked FBI will make Gen Flynn sign a non disclosure agreement in return for NO SENTENCE????
          But he will still have a record
          I bet that is what happens. The FBI and CIA Scum loves their NDAs

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        Too many conversations from our VSPGPDJT’s enemies to people who are trying to help him save our country that begin with, “Beautiful family you have there, Mr. _______. Be a shame for one of them to have an accident.”

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      • Amy2 says:

        Perhaps the judge will inquire about the missing original 302? My thought is he will be asking the prosecution if they actually HAVE turned over all docs, because this is a glaring omission as pointed out by another treeper. If this is the case, hopefully they will be sanctioned for not providing it when requested.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Compare this case vs. the Ted Stevens case and you would think this is a forgone conclusion. But the Deep State is powerful…let’s see what happens. The judge might try to split the difference and give the “government” the leeway it does not deserve.

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    • Joemama says:

      BIG DAY TUESDAY! Please spare me. I am so sick an tired of the big days that never result in any justice. If I am wrong, I apologize in advance,. If you are wrong, will you apologize?

      Thanks,

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      • Dutchman says:

        I’m not sure anyone needs to apologise, for being “wrong”.

        We are all expressing OPINIONS, about what we THINK MIGHT be going on.

        We are ‘brainstorming’, and ‘venting’, as we watch events unfold, and all trying to figure it out, together.

        Its the old “there are no WRONG opinions; they are OPINIONS.

        To engage in “Jane, you ignorant slut!” kind of dialogue might be something to apologise for.

        To state an opinion as FACT, maybe as,well.

        But, to state an opinion, AS an opinion, and without personal attacks, doesn’t require any apology, IMHO.

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    • Justah says:

      I certainly hope Judge Sullivan is wise enough to turn down any invites to hunting resorts this weekend.

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  15. citizen817 says:

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  16. Angelle Staria says:

    Prayer for the day and Season:

    Thanks be unto God for all blessing given us despite the evil of dark hearts and rogue government that incessantly and tirelessly work against us, and with hatred, strongly desire to utterly control and destroy us.

    Lord, may You raise up valiant, bold and courageous hearts and spirits who will strain to reveal and demonstrate real truth and equitable justice in the face of evil and wicked powers of darkness and lies.

    May You, O God, raise up the spirit of the men of Issachar of whom it is written…”who had understanding and knew what to do.” (1 Chronicles 12:32) and give some souls of our modern day the wisdom of Your all-encompassing wisdom, knowledge and Mind of pure, undefined truth so that they can stand in the face of this great juggarnaut and bastion of evil intent and controlling interests and make them take notice that there is great and mighty power far higher than theirs.

    We are nothing against the gates of Hell without the shield of the truth and the glory of the Name of the Lord. But with that in our hearts and spirits devoted to You in perfect worship of God only, we can begin to tear down these strongholds and address the higher unseen powers and principalities who and that drive wicked, mortal powers in the Earth. All of our efforts to build a good house are in vain lest you be our Architect and Master Builder.

    In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray and say, Yea and Amen

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    • andyocoregon says:

      I’m so sick of my state senators and other liberal politicians using the border detention center in Texas for a photo-op. They are cheap opportunists.

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      • TigerBear says:

        LOL You and many other Oregonians!

        We’ll be selling our home this summer and leaving Oregon. Hubby is a native and I became a transplanted native over 4 decades ago. We’ve fought for this state but it just keeps going farther and farther left. We have only one option left and leaving is it. Hubby is heartsick knowing he will likely die outside of the state he has loved his whole life. We’re just not able to be bled with more and more taxes.This last election has proven we won’t see Oregon turn around, it will just dive deeper into the third world living. Retirement leaves a fixed income and Oregon wants every dollar, and we want to eat!

        Have you seen this latest move of Oregon? They want to make 6th through 12th grade students take required mental health evaluations by “experts” yearly.

        https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017I1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/152984

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        • spoogels says:

          So any child that doesn’t conform to their diagnosis, they will forever be labelled mentally ill.
          A lesser class and a stigma that will be with them for the rest of their life.

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          • Peoria Jones says:

            You can read this one a mile away. Kids old enough to have formed pro-Conservative, pro-Constitution, or pro-Christian ideology will be deemed mentally unstable. Not only will they be stigmatized for life, but it will serve as an excuse to make sure they never legally possess the means to protect themselves from their oppressors.

            All in the name of school safety. Sick. This needs to be stopped NOW!

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          • TigerBear says:

            Yes exactly!
            They want to entrap this generation in the psychiatric realm in order to take away their rights, especially the 2A right. This will unfortunately satisfy the courts and they will uphold removing those students right to bear arms. Yes, even an idiot can see where this slippery slope is headed!

            Remember….the screaming for gun control from the dems and the repugnants going along with the game saying mass shooters are mentally ill. Repugnant’s can’t see their hands in front of their faces and are dumber than snot. (Yes, there are a handful that are smart, and actively fighting, but….) They NEVER see the #hit coming and rarely have any counter fight in them. The go along to get along and that is their motto, as we’ve seen the past 2 decades, clearly.

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          Tiger, that is worthy of its own separate thread, IMHO. It deserves attention. Outrageous!

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          • TigerBear says:

            I agree. Hoping someone will do that thread. I have no clue how to nor a site to do it if Idid know how to. 👍🏽👍🏽🙂

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            • Peoria Jones says:

              Perhaps my terminology was confusing. I just meant that you should post it as a stand-alone comment (instead of under somebody else’s post.) That way, it would have prominence as its own topic, that people could respond to.

              It might need to go in the Open Thread, though it’s definitely a political issue and has more to do with the Presidential Thread than what a lot of people post here. 🙂

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    • Judith says:

      How many millions changed their minds? I’m sure the vote for 700 miles of border fencing was merely UNiparty posturing to squeeze a few hundred million out of the Chamber of Commerce. Nothing here that some forensic accounting couldn’t unmask.

      “Oh noes! Not a border wall! Who do I make this check payable to?”

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  20. sunnydaze says:

    Altho many roads into and in Paris were blocked today , and the metro there shut down to prevent large groups from gathering in one place, there *were* Yellow Vest protests in France, and in Paris today.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Most of the scenes in the clip are from a week ago Saturday (I watched on RT). This Saturday, there were fewer protesters, but probably a few thousand (horrible weather, recent terror attack), and the police were very aggressive, attacking smaller, completely peaceful groups and individuals with water cannons and batons. And that was just on the Champs Elysees. I live streamed it on RT again.
      Plus, who here knew about the huge Brexit rally in London last Sunday? I have to work harder now than I did 50 years ago to get any real news from Europe.

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      • Judith says:

        Roads into the city of Paris are blocked? Classic divide and conquer strategy. Once those EU “peacekeeping forces” are finished brutalizing women and children to put down the French rebellion, where are they off to next? London?

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    • WSB says:

      CBS 11 PM news last night reported that there were now only a ‘fizzling’ 3000 protesters. The comment was so forced, it sounded completely scripted.

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  21. citizen817 says:

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  23. Fromseatoshinningsea says:

    Now that the fed judge in TX has rendered a judgment based on constitutional logic re Bathhouse Barry’s signature legislation the appellate court is next, thereafter, maybe the SC, and if so, will Chief Justice Roberts again violate his oath and commit another act of treason against we the people? Perhaps the leverage that the fascist globalists have over him, bypassing the legal steps to citizenship for his two adopted children will have expired. Perhaps the leverage is something else. Either way, he’s a contaminated Justice who might stab us in the back again.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      Won’t do much good. Both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are strict Constitutionalists. The judge’s ruling will be upheld in the Supreme Court.

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      • Franklin says:

        It appears Kavanaugh is not a strict Constitutionalist who believes power not delegated to the Federal Government remains with the States. It appears he is cut from the same Federalist cloth as Roberts.

        ”Chief Justice John Roberts and the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, joined the court’s four liberal jurists in turning away a pair of petitions from Kansas and Louisiana seeking the ban on abortion providers. The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review whether states can block Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from their Medicaid programs, passing on a pair of cases that would have served as the first major abortion test for the court’s new conservative majority.”

        https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/10/supreme-court-planned-parenthood-defunding-case-845056

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        • thetrain2016 says:

          …Beating the dead horse. The article is a spin to smear Kavanaugh. Apparently some posters have the same agenda. I just call it shameful.

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        • Bigly says:

          Franklin – the far right has been printing this trash garbage trying to get us all worked up about BK – good grief, who knows what the circumstances were – planned parenthood needs to be defunded in Congress, not the courts, for the same reason we don’t want the leftists judges ruling on IDK, say guns.

          He didn’t even rule, he voted – maybe because he knows he can take abortion out another way.

          Finnie a break. The right drives me nuts sometimes. Focus.

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      • TigerBear says:

        Don’t bank on Kavenaugh……..First impression shows he’ll rule with the dark side. He is and will be a GREAT disappointment, I fear!

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          • thetrain2016 says:

            Spreading propaganda via posting unreliable links is dishonest and sneaky, classic tool of professional trolls. Sacrifice part of your own precious time to share your intelligent, thought trough opinion.

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        • singingsoul says:

          TigerBear says:
          “Don’t bank on Kavenaugh……..First impression shows he’ll rule with the dark side. He is and will be a GREAT disappointment, I fear!”
          ____________________________-
          I am taking a see and wait attitude because one never knows how the worm turns.
          Kavanaugh owes his seat to the deplorable because the progressives were ready to destroy him but then he said “that he does not hold it against them in his rulings.” I am satisfied if he embraces the constitution and rules accordingly..

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          • Patriot1783 says:

            and because the left went to such lengths to destroy him he must be good for the conservatives .

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            I am taking the wait and see aspect also.

            I go by what I call “ Tells”……just small actions or statements that give away an individual’s true nature.

            The “Tell” that got my attention was when Kavanaugh gave his final statement and started “crying” and being “choked up”

            I understand his family was putting up with some abuse, but he was being nominated for the Supreme Court for goodness sakes.

            Would he cry and get emotional when he hears such cases?

            Imagine your family was being abused. What would your do?

            Cry……???

            No you stand up. You stand up and say: “ Ok you fools….have a case come before me and you will go down……….

            And besides that……. you come for my family they’ll be pulling you off my front lawn with some lead in you…..

            Yeah, maybe he would not have gotten the nomination…..for what?

            An out of control statement? He sure got ithe nomination for all the blubbering he did.

            I hope he is not a “Roberts………guess we will see…

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        • Lulu says:

          He and his wife happily lived with the most vile upper middle class progressives you could imagine for years. Their neighborhood is well over 90% partisan Democrat and smug with their superiority to the rest of America,

          His wife was the local supervisor – so yeah they are not on the side of the rest of us.

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  24. boot says:

    Ever hopeful ….. we’ve got past the mid-terms where controversial actions may have had an adverse affect ….. Sessions immediately resigned and AAG Whitaker appointed ….. why get Sessions to resign and appoint Whitaker as AAG unless it is fully expected Whitaker will take action on the Russia stuff that Sessions could’t/wouldn’t?

    Revisiting 28 CFR 600.7 Conduct and Responsibility of a Special Counsel (paraphrasing)
    (c) The SC and staff shall be subject to disciplinary action for misconduct and breach of ethical duties under the same standards and to the same extent as are other employees of the DOJ…………
    (d) The SC may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the AG. The AG may remove a SC for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies………

    The ever hopeful bit …… that Judge Sullivan is so critical of the Mueller gang’s conduct during Gen Flynn’s court case that Whitaker will consider he has sufficient reason to remove Mueller from the office of SC under CFR 600.7 (d).

    (Note: I’m no expert but I don’t know of any action that Mueller could take to appeal against AAG Whitaker’s decision to remove Mueller as SC. Presumably Congress may try to impeach AAG Whitaker for that action but Mueller would still not be reinstated in office.)

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    • Sunshine says:

      There’s no need to remove Mueller. Let him sink in his cesspool. It will be his final legacy.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Research if AAG has all the same powers, authorities and responsibilities as an AG, would be my suggestion.

      Its another area to ‘pin down’, maybe since AAG hasn’t been confirmed, he’s just supposed to be a ‘caretaker’?

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      • boot says:

        As I say, I’m no expert but I have some limited knowledge. Under the DOJ succession statute and PDJT’s own EO, the DAG Rosenstein would usually automatically become the AAG with all the powers and authority of the AG. However, under the Vacancies Reform Act, PDJT can appoint someone similar to Whitaker as AAG for 210 days if the existing AG dies, resigns, or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office (i.e. probably not applicable if the AG is fired). Someone must have the full powers and authority of the AG and, in this situation, it must be AAG Whitaker.

        It interests me that, probably, the AAG cannot just remove Mueller from the office of SC and then close down the SC investigation under CFR 600.7 (d). The AAG would have to appoint another person as SC to continue with the investigation until a final SC report has been prepared. How about if the AAG appointed, say, diGenova who then investigated all aspects of interference in the election such as the dossier, FISA’s, DNC servers, etc etc etc.

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        • Tseg says:

          Now that would be interesting.

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        • pyromancer76 says:

          Boot., your comment gives me the first wish for any other Special Council over straight-ahead law enforcement. OK, continue Mueller with an anti-Mueller. I can maybe go with that to clean up the whole bloody, and it is bloody of patriots lives, mess.

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    • linda4298 says:

      https://news.yahoo.com/outcry-over-appointment-trumps-top-law-enforcer-treading-132524826.html conventional subjects such as opioid crisis, reflect the inconspicuous approach adopted by the 49-year-old lawyer since Trump named him as the nation’s top law enforcement official.

      So far, fears among some Democrats that Whitaker would interfere with an investigation into whether Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia have not come to pass. He’s waded into few legal issues, and largely stayed the course set by his predecessor, ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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      • cozette says:

        Of course Whitaker isnt going to get rid of Mueller. That would turn Mueller into an instant martyr just when Muellers investigation is being revealed for its utter corruption. Neither Whitaker or Trump are that stupid. What Whitaker did do was quietly reduce the investigation back to its original scope. Mueller is now on a leash so he can do no further damage while his investigation implodes. The Flynn mess and the attempted destruction of the Strozk/Page texts by Mueller are two current examples that the destruction is happening. Why interfere?

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  25. Julian says:

    Who has dirt on this fellow?

    There must be something…

    Bill Sammon.

    Bill Sammon runs FOX’s behemoth D.C. bureau operation and is the Vice President of news at FOX. Sammon has come under fire after distraught employees complained that he has interjected his personal politics into FOX’s news content, dictating what stories could be published by the network and on FOX’s website.

    “Sammon is a never-Trumper” one FOX official said. “He hates Trump’s guts and has spiked just about every story that could make Trump look good. That includes FBI corruption because it vindicates the president for firing (James) Comey and hammering (Andrew) McCabe.”

    https://truepundit.com/fox-news-goes-full-msm-informs-top-reporters-to-cease-desist-investigations-of-fbi-and-obama-era-corruption/

    I’ll bet Bill Sammon is a big supporter of the likes of Shepard Smith!!

    #SammonOut

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Well, the real truth is, Moonbeam, you never represented these native Californians.

      President Trump represent us better than you ever did. The blood of the City of Paradise is on your hands, Moonbeam, and we’ll never forget that….never. Traitor.

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  26. Marygrace Powers says:

    Utah’s Top Federal Cops Question Whether Child Sex Offender Treatment Works/

    By Dennis Romboy

    December 13, 2018 3:59 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s top federal law enforcers question the effectiveness of treatment programs for child sex offenders.

    “In our career and our experience, rehabilitation — although a laudable goal — is unrealistic in dealing with these types of offenders,” U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber said Thursday. “Stiff justice is an appropriate remedy, first and foremost, for keeping people safe.”

    Huber and Eric Barnhart, FBI special-agent-in-charge in Salt Lake City, met with reporters Thursday to talk about current crime trends in the state. Huber called the proliferation of sex crimes involving children troubling.

    Federal prosecutors filed 54 child exploitation cases involving possession, distribution and production of child pornography this year — 10 more than last year and 13 more than they year before.”

    https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900046409/utahs-top-federal-cops-question-whether-child-sex-offender-treatment-works.html

    fyi -Huber working on child trafficking Wednesday/graphic descriptions/
    basically saying NO treatment works/we can not let this go on.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      I thought it had been well known for decades that there is no effective treatment for these people. They just don’t stop. The Catholic Church, back in the 1960s and ’70s went the treatment route (as was the norm then) for many of its pedophile priests, and we all know how that turned out.

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      • spoogels says:

        Either that or get that wonderful Russian Dr Katchakokov to perform surgery

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      • Lulu says:

        Actually, the Church’s problem was not pedophilia in most cases. The problem in the Church was they allowed large amounts of homosexual men into the seminaries – and they drove away the heterosexual seminarians.

        Most of the sexual abuse in the Church was homosexual priests grooming teenage boys (many homosexual themselves). Actual pedophilia was a small part of it – though you are correct the therapy didn’t work.

        The media will never discuss the truth about the Catholic Church because then they’d have to expose one of their sacred cows.

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      • Judith says:

        Pedophilia is a disease of the spirit. The spirit that seeks to gratify itself above all other considerations, be it through sex or drugs or alcohol, whatever.. all such proclivities are the symptoms of a diseased spirit. It is a black hole in the soul that can only be filled by The Light of the World.

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    • trishinsouthernillinois says:

      A bullet between the eyes cures pedophiles.

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    • Lulu says:

      Of course it doesn’t work. And the dirty truth is the vast majority of sex offenders wouldn’t want it to work.

      They are no different than serial killers yet we barely give them jail time and release them on the unsuspecting public.

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    • bflyjesusgrl says:

      BTW, this is where Huber was and why he was absent at Mark Meadows WB hearing.

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  27. Donna in Oregon says:

    Always looking for Soros/Clinton Foundation/$$$$. Found this 🙂

    JANUARY 8, 2015 / 1:19 AM / 4 YEARS AGO
    Soros urges giving Ukraine $50 billion of aid to foil Russia
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-soros/soros-urges-giving-ukraine-50-billion-of-aid-to-foil-russia-idUSKBN0KH0NQ20150108

    And then insolvency….for the crooked part of the Ukrainian bank.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-privatbank/ukraine-central-bank-says-privatbank-was-used-for-shady-deals-money-laundering-idUKKBN1F5185

    These 3 names come out of the Ukraine Bank mess and they start fighting it out in London courts…then I read this:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/10454347/Oligarchs-at-war-in-the-British-courts.html
    “Mr Pinchuk, worth between £1billion and £2.5 billion, has befriended both Mr Blair and Mr Clinton, helping to bankroll the Tony Blair Faith Foundation with a donation of £320,000 while giving a further £700,000 to the Clinton Foundation in 2011.”

    Which isn’t a big deal compared to some others. Until I read this:

    US media reports claim the FBI is investigating the relationship between Pinchuk, Hillary Clinton, her daughter Chelsea, her son-in-law, and the Clinton Foundation to determine “whether donors benefited from their contacts inside the administration.” Details of Pinchuk’s connections to Clinton and his business benefits have been reluctantly disclosed by US reporters. For more on Pinchuk’s lobbying of US officials to obtain steel trade concessions, read this.

    http://johnhelmer.net/the-trial-of-the-unbankable-ukrainian-oligarchs-pinchuk-kolomoisky-and-bogolyubov-forced-to-settle-out-of-court/

    Need to do more research, but this is interesting allegation about Ukraine Bank/IMF/Hillary Clinton/Soros. All these players were in the Ukraine and London. Kind of the same theme as the muh Russia……

    http://el.saianarchy.com/2017/07/16/clintonimf/

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    • J-Mac says:

      And Joe BIden’s son ended up on the board of a Ukrainian gas company at the time the Obama/Biden folks organised a coup in 2014.

      Hunter Biden on Burisma board.

      Corruption?

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      • J-Mac says:

        I must not follow the news that closely, but I never heard of this.

        The strange truth behind the Biden love triangle

        Washington, D.C., got its first legitimate non-Trump-related scandal in months when Page Six reported on March 1, 2017, that Hallie Biden, the widow of Joe Biden’s late son Beau Biden, was in a relationship with Beau’s technically-still-married brother, Hunter Biden. It’s the kind of scandal that sounds made-for-TV and typically dominates the tabloids for months on end, or is it? Here’s what we know about this surprising, dramatic, and possibly therapeutic love triangle.

        In court documents obtained by People magazine, Hunter’s estranged wife, Kathleen, alleges that Hunter “created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests.” Said interests allegedly included “drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations.” Kathleen also alleges that Hunter spent over $120,000 in two months.

        As a result, Kathleen alleges, among other things, that the family has maxed out its credit cards and owes the government over $300,000 in taxes. She’s asking for a monthly allowance of $20,000 after her allowance was allegedly reduced to less than $10,000 per month.

        Read More: https://www.nickiswift.com/45717/strange-truth-behind-biden-love-triangle/?utm_campaign=clip

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        • Lulu says:

          My favorite is we hear how unpresidential and rude President Trump is while Biden walked around naked all the time in front of his SS agents. The Biden family is just gross.

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        • rashomon says:

          Now do you understand why Biden dropped out of the 2020 race? Smart move for a very dumb guy.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      And people wonder why Ukraine gets so much sympathy from prominent politicians and the news media here in the USA. Or do they even wonder?

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    • spoogels says:

      Well I doubt Pres Trump would give ANY money to ANYONE at Soros’s urging. Let him give his own money. France has been bankrupt since 2014 (Quidverum article on yellow jackets ^^^)
      Let the EU cough up–it will hasten their total bankruptcy

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  28. Vor Daj says:

    “The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!” tweeted the president.

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  29. joeknuckles says:

    Now my comments are not showing up. Is Deep State on to me now?

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  30. Dutchman says:

    There is a narrative out there, (Solomon/Carter) that McCabe had a personal vendetta against Flynn, over an earlier incident involving Robyn Gritz, who even wrote a letter to Judge Sullivan.

    Is this a further attempt to spin, in order to isolate what happened to Flynn, as just a persomal vendetta by a rougue agent (mccabe)? With comey BRAGGING about how he tricked Flynn, that doesn’t fly.
    Was this Comey, shooting his mouth off? Going off script?

    Or, is the story that mccabe and comey set Flynn up, yes because of his (Flynn’s) earlier intervention for Robin?

    Nothing to do with overthrowing POTUS, it was just washington power play, a ‘payback’?

    Nothing to see here, move on.

    Except if that IS the spin narrative ‘they’ are trying to put on it, that means ‘they’ are making major concessions, that they are willing to throw Comey AND mccabe and of coarse strozx, under the bus.

    All to try to isolate FLYNN, from Trump.

    “First we screw Flynn, then Trump”

    I don’t see this as losing, or,woe is me.

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  31. Rhi says:

    Treepers will find this quite interesting, Larry Klayman interview re Muller, the SC and a host of info, warning impeachment is coming etc:

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Impeachment is a lead-pipe certainty. It is why Mueller exists. There is no other reason. Unlike our “Big Ugly,” theirs actually will materialize.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        Merry Christmas Eeyore.

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        • Avi says:

          know what else didnt materialize?
          Sessions 64-d chess
          60,000 sealed indictments
          gitmo cells for the dems by Sessions
          Hillary in jail
          lois Lerner in jail
          Comey in jailGestapo Müller wrapping up.

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          • cozette says:

            Anyone who expected even one of those things to have happened so soon does not understand the scope of the corruption, the forces aligned against POTUS, the steps involved in successful RICO cases or the nature of modern warfare and what is required to emerge victorious. Those of us that do are delighted with the progress being made and confident, as our President is, that we will win. When eyes are open, the signs of success are everywhere.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Big deal. We all know that Impeachment is “their” certainty and they want control of both houses to finish off President Trump. Why do you need to use this blog to tell us your certainty, as if we did not know? You can have yours and we will have ours, but please keep your demoralizing (purposeful?) comments to yourself.,

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      • cozette says:

        Impeachment would be a huuuuge win for President Trump and a huuuge loss for the Dems just as it was for Clinton and the GOP House that pushed for impeachment. Pelosi is smart enough to know this and is trying to get the Congressional Dems who are pushing for impeachment to stfu. Bottom line, President Trump knows that even if the Dens decide to commit suicide by impeaching him he will not be removed. That would take 67 votes in the Senate and will NOT happen. Meanwhile, he set things up so he doesnt need the House to get things done. The Senate will confirm his nominees, including judges and important investigations that were being done by Nunes and Goodlatte will shift to the Senate. He can build the wall without Congress. Congress has zip to do with prosecuting the Swamp. That is being handled by the DOJ and FBI which is now under control. He will let that play out while focusing on the economy, trade and foreign affairs. There will be success in NK which he’ll spotlight with a second summit with Kim. The ME peace plan will come into play. Withdrawal from Afghanistan is also coming along too. Bottom line, imho, impeachment is nothing to worry about. No matter what happens, its been set up as a win-win situation for POTUS. Anyone suggesting otherwise may be peddling fear and anxiety in order to gain clicks.

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      • amwick says:

        No..
        If you read about impeachment, historically and legally, it is not a lead-pipe certainty at all, more of a lead balloon!!!!!!!
        Here is a great article, non partisan which really helped me understand about it..
        https://www.lawfareblog.com/impeachable-offense

        The situation the Ds are trying to ram rod down our gullets is EXACTLY what the founding fathers wanted to protect against. ‘nuf said.

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    • Dora says:

      Thank you for posting this interview.

      I’m afraid it didn’t leave me feeling very confident.

      I do love Larry Klayman and find his honesty to be refreshing.

      I wish he could be our Attorney General.

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  32. WSB says:

    Does anyone else find it just too convenient that Comey suddenly appears on footage admitting that it was his idea to send the two agents over to interview Flynn? Judge Jeanine commented last night that the Mueller team does NOT want an appeal on the Flynn case.

    Is this a coordinated effort to ease out of this case? Is Sullivan a fixer for the Ddep State’s bad cases?

    Something is not adding up.

    Nicole Wallace from MSNBC just happened to be interviewing Comey at such a timely venue for this tidbit to surface prior to Sullivan’s Tuesday response?

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/comey-admits-decision-to-send-fbi-agents-to-interview-mike-flynn-was-not-standard

    I have not researched anything yet, as this possibility just popped into my head, but does anyone remember on Sullivan’s other cases if there were any repercussions for the attorneys involved with the Stevens’ case?

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    • WSB says:

      Something else is starting to connect dots for me. I could be wrong, but Contreras was pulled off Flynn’s case a year ago. No explanation. This comment from reporting at the time has always stuck out to me:

      “According to a court filing, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, who presided over a Dec. 1 hearing where Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russia, will no longer handle the case.
      Court spokeswoman Lisa Klem did not say why Contreras was recused, and added that the case was randomly reassigned.”

      “…added that the case was randomly assigned.”

      There. Why would anyone go out of their way to make sure EVERYONE knows this is RANDOM?

      I do not think this case was randomly reassigned. I am starting to think that the heat was so great on Contreras, after finding the texts from Page and Strzok, that resulted in “Collyer, we have a problem.” So, either Collyer or Roberts moved the case.

      Because this was the FISC, Mueller thought he could wrap this up and no one would know the better for it. Throw away the key. But things were starting to come out and Flynn’s situation was starting to flip the table on his own case.

      How random would it be that Sullivan happens to be the lucky straw. Also, why move the case from a FISC?

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/31/why-was-judge-recused-muellerflynn-case/

      So, now I am starting to believe that Sullivan is where the deep state goes to kill off cases that need to die. If that is the situation, and there is similar history on other cases Sullivan is so famous for, this is systemic and a lot of other fixers are part of this undergound injustice system.

      This isn’t just pulling one judge off a case for a conflict of interest, this is redirecting the case to a particular judge to guarantee the necessary outcome.

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      • citizen817 says:

        Makes perfect sense.

        Liked by 6 people

      • nimrodman says:

        I got nothin’ to add, WSB, except that you might be on to something and you might just have some good damn intuition

        run it to ground best you can

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      • wyntre says:

        Good points.

        The other day I researched Sullivan. He’s apparently known for pummeling the FBI/DOJ over the wrongful Ted Stevens indictment. But he initially APPROVED the trial going forward, just before the election that Stevens LOST to a DEMONRAT who went on to provide the 60th vote for Barrycare .

        And this was despite the existence of ample evidence to call a mistrial.

        It was only AFTER Begich (sp?) won Steven’s seat that Sullivan reopened the case (at then AG Holder’s request – /s) and went after the dirty prosecutors and FBI agents from Mueller’s team.

        How convenient.

        I do NOT trust Sullivan at all.

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        • WSB says:

          I just read that as well. Quite a dramatic turn of events, no?

          And I never realized that Begich actually MOVED to Alaska only to run for the seat.

          Sullivan ain’t no hero in my book.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Excellent analysis. That Contreras recusal was like a dangling participle. A hanging chad. Unfinished business. The most political profession is legal which explains why most Congressmen are lawyers, iirc. Assigned at random? What does that mean. By lot or lottery? By definition of a lawyer’s training nothing is left to the course of random. J. Sullivan’s pending ruling and the ramifications thereof deserve scrutiny from your perspective. Also, in a recent discussion of the Steven’s case iirc a poster said one of the prosecutors in that case subsequently committed suicide.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      You might start your research here, WSB.
      Follow up with Sidney Powell, who wrote “License To Lie.” Great expose on DOJ’s tactics. Also have a look at the Corrupt Merit Systems Promotion Board, SES, and SIS.
      You will find Judge Sulliivan is one of the good guys.

      “Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who was monstrously played by a corrupt band of DoJ criminal attorneys and FBI agents in the case of former Senator Ted Stevens…”

      “The judge then commissioned a 525-page report that presented withering evidence of DoJ misconduct. Irrefutable evidence of prosecutorial misconduct prompted the DoJ to assign Terrence Berg, an attorney in the DoJ’s Professional Misconduct Review Unit, to recommend a penalty for two trial attorneys (James Goeke and Joseph Bottini.)”

      “Berg was the bureaucracy’s first of two interventions on behalf of railroading prosecutors. Berg stalled for several months while he “studied” the evidence and finally concluded that the prosecutors had done nothing wrong. The agency then assigned the matter to the unit chief, who concluded that a 45-day suspension would be warranted.”

      “If you were a partisan DoJ attorney bent on meddling in future elections, would the risk of a 45-day suspension be enough to deter you? The attorneys appealed the 45-day suspensions, arguing they should be entitled to the benefit of Berg’s early assessment that they did nothing wrong. Then the bureaucracy intervened again to save the railroading prosecutors.”

      “The Merit Systems Protection Board granted their appeal, ruling that even though both prosecutors might be guilty of the misconduct as-charged, that they had the right to Berg’s original assessment. And that’s how two DoJ prosecutors got away with railroading Stevens and swinging an election for the U.S. Senate.”
      http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/30/framing-ted-stevens-2008-deep-states-trial-run-framing-trump/
      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/washingtons_growing_product_line_confected_felonies.html

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  33. Vor Daj says:

    An insufferable Gestapo-like Ass masquerading as a Special Council once found an Inquisitor’s Robe which had been left out in the sun to dry. He put it on and spoke of wondrous justice to his countrymen. All bowed, both men and women, and he was a proud Gestapo-like Ass that day. In his delight he lifted up his voice and brayed FISA’s and 302’s and indictments incoherently and mindlessly, and unleashed like minded democrat ghouls upon the Nation to look for crimes, find them everywhere, except where they actually existed, diagnose everything incorrectly and then in a very grouchy and slow manner indict all the wrong people, and then everyone with a mind left knew him for the insufferable Gestapo-like Ass he really is.

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  34. jambo says:

    Ok, it’s a new week, let’s see how it goes.

    We now have two ongoing court cases.

    1) The FBI ensnaring Gen. Flynn and refusing the court order to produce the relevant 302 because it would bring the whole corrupt house of cards crashing down and they think they can get away with not producing it.

    2) The FBI admitting that Wolfe leaked a classified FISA doc and doing nothing about it because Wolfe cleverly threatened to bring everybody (Warner) down with him so they ignored the leaking and went for a lowball charge to draw a line under it.

    Either case has the potential to open up Pandora’s corrupt box.

    Will they?

    We just need one chink in the armour.

    This is for all the chocolates. President Trump gets taken out and there will never be another non-uniparty candidate allowed to go anywhere.

    Soap, ballot, jury, ammo

    We’re at two, close to three but should be stocking for four.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      One would think with the FBI’s whoopsy in the report Sundance points out, that Whitaker would at least put in a SC to investigate why no leaking charges were filed when they knew and had evidence a crime was committed.

      I would love to see PT thoughts on how the FBI can have the evidence of the FISA texts being sent and publish that they know the leaked occurred but they choose not to charge.

      Hello AAG Whitaker?? Please review your sworn oath of office immediately!

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  35. cripto says:

    Russia, our so-called friend according to the numpties posting here, good on you, putinistas, You have been running wild here. May we have a conversation on how wrong you are? Maybe we can document how Putin’s regime has made the lives of Russian citizens and the federated regions better. A Challenge.

    https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/12/russia-launched-cyber-attacks-against-ukraine-ship-seizures-firm-says/153375/?oref=DefenseOneTCO

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    • Co says:

      What is a “numpties” for 800 Alex?

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    • boogywstew says:

      I’d rather have Putin for POTUS than Hillary. At least Putin loves and respects the Russian Orthodox Church!

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Putin was head of the KGB under the Soviet Union and knows all its tactics. I bet it is only the Russian Orthodox Church and leaders he approves! I am not anti-Putin or anti-Russia. No other country (or leader) is the U.S.’s friend — only ally, if their actions prove it. Let Putin prove his “goodness”. He was more than willing to steal our uranium (although I can’t really blame him, since he also was certain that traitor-Hellary would win).

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    • You sound exactly like John McCain and Bill Kristol. Fox News has a lot to answer for.
      You continue to push the Neocon narrative here. Don’t you get that the world has moved on from what you are trying to sell?
      McCain is dead, Kristol has been completely discredited and Fox News has been exposed for the Fake that it has always been.
      Most people here are smart enough to know that the whole Russia is the enemy is a ruse used by democrats and never Trumpers to try to remove Trump from office.
      But of course you already know all that don’t you.
      And calling people that are a lot smarter than you numpties is not really a good move on your part.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      He’s not a nice guy, but I’d want him on my side:

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      • Ghost says:

        At the beginning of 2017 Putin had the potential to be a major asset in taking on the international globalist. This was the reason for the anti Russia tirade that played so loudly in the MSM.

        If I were to list every option he had to be an ally in our battle, a careful review would show he has taken the opposite position. PDJT waited then conducted a pivot with the U.S. / Polish energy agreement. Putin’s opportunity and time has passed just as his potential usefulness. This is my opinion.

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    • cozette says:

      The use of strawmen and ad hominems are red flags for logical thinkers who seek the truth. They are very unpersuasive tactics. Just an fyi, in case you’re sincere and just misguided around how to communicate effectively without using manipulative techniques.

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    • rashomon says:

      The Corbett Report just posted an interesting video on “History Is Written by the Winners” (Episode 350) that discusses the propaganda surrounding WWI and beyond. Putin is a child of the Soviet era following that war, but it doesn’t mean he accepts all the mythology touted by Lenin, Tolstoy and Stalin as he also has lived through the inherent problems of a totalitarian government. Over the years, I have less and less tolerance for the history the West proclaims as true and more understanding of the war games played to benefit those trying to retain power by framing the narrative taught in our schools and through our media.

      The point I disagree with in this report is that WWI began this long, cold war we are still fighting on many fronts. It actually began in the 1890s when banksters led by Jacob Schiff started underwriting the Japanese war with Russia on the Eastern front, then the Bolsheviks for the attack on their Western front. The Tzarist Russians controlled massive natural resources that the global bankers wanted, and the British Empire’s hold on its colonies was fading. All the rest appears to be a set up to blame Kaiser WIlhelm. My American relatives who fought in WWI told of experiences far different than the tales in my history books. Note the information at the end of this video about Herbert Hoover manipulation of the “facts” secreted away at Stanford University. And we think recent administrations have lied to us….

      War is a rich man’s Las Vegas reality show with bets placed on who wins and who loses while viewing the mayhem from a luxury board room with cronies who are in it for the thrill.

      https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-350-history-is-written-by-the-winners/

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  36. k4jjj says:

    How can we teach our children honesty is the best policy? Look at what they can clearly see.

    In American government today, crime DOES pay and it pays well. We can create a strong economic climate in which you can succeed and be successful but our massively corrupt government just takes all your hard-earned money away if they target you and frame you and bankrupt you and imprison you for your politics.

    It will take a MASSIVE assault against these organized criminals in Washington DC to save the country – an actual military assault in which these mobsters, now acting under false color of law, are physically overwhelmed, arrested, stripped of ALL power and thrown in a military prison.

    Is the U.S. military on the side of these lawless mobsters running Washington DC?

    There is a fatal flaw in the notion of appointing new judges to move back to the constitutional rule of law. The criminal thugs ruthlessly running the federal government now DEFY JUDGES’ DEMANDS and DARE THEM TO DO ANYTHING. When the FBI won’t follow the law, how can this end peacefully? Judges have no armies.

    How is it we now have an FBI and Department of Justice falsifying and destroying evidence, AND bullying their political enemies to plead guilty to conduct not even defined in law as a statutory crime?

    When the FBI defies judges, ignores judicial and congressional orders and refuses to follow the law, who but the United States military can destroy the deceitful, lawless, seditious and HEAVILY-ARMED FBI?

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    • Vor Daj says:

      “Is the U.S. military on the side of these lawless mobsters running Washington DC?”

      They follow orders. That’s about it. None hive thinking is highly discouraged. The Founding Fathers didn’t trust a standing Army and that’s why we have a Second Amendment.

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      • Judith says:

        In a world full of trusting NPC’s, I was taught to be Divergent. I vault over the invisible fences constructed to keep me in line, and then I run like hell.

        Our hive has been fatally compromised and we are surrounded by deceit. People are loathe to change their sinful ways. God sends his guardians to reset our man-made failings.

        Forgiveness is my own greatest failing, as is my impatience with my fellow man. Part of me accepts the Hellfires we all deserve as we fan the flames of our own destruction. The concept of Grace allows for mercy. I fail to see the justice in that.

        Which brings us all to where we are today.

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    • cozette says:

      The correct verb tense is HAD rather than has.

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    • jahealy says:

      “How can we teach our children honesty is the best policy? Look at what they can clearly see.”

      This is what keeps me up at night. We have normalized lying – to others and to ourselves – for generations of children. I don’t think most people are capable of comprehending how completely disastrous and irrevocable this is.

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  37. duchess01 says:

    President Trump BRINGS DOWN 🔴 The House at White House
    Congressional Ball

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  38. Dora says:

    He’s drooling with anticipation.

    ====

    Adam Schiff’s Plans to Obliterate Trump’s Red Line

    With the Democrats controlling the House, Schiff’s congressional investigation will follow the money.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/adam-schiffs-plans-to-obliterate-trumps-red-line

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    • bessie2003 says:

      I remember a certain Fox personality also thought she was going to obliterate then Candidate Trump’s ability to win the election when she was co-moderator of one of the debates. Turns out ‘Trump broke me’ happened to her. I expect the same thing will happen to this dude.

      Along with Bluto’s ‘he’s finished for sure now’ list, it would have been fun if someone had kept track of, created a ‘Trump broke me’ list. I wonder which list would have been longer.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      This is a head scratcher for me as to why PT does not order the release of just this document?

      If true, it would exonerate Flynn but more importantly bring huge awareness to all the spying done and would lead to questions and hopefully looking back at earlier spying.

      In essence IMO it would be the first domino to fall that shows their true plan of corruption and spying to use as a weapon against American citizens

      For example go back and look at releases of the 702’s from just 2008 – 2013. Way before PT got into the race. My guess it would show a pattern of spying before there was any possible Russian Collusion. Then note who was spied on and I think you will find your answer why so many conservative voices changed their stripes virtually overnight.

      IMO once you show during those earlier years a pattern of obuse, it is an easy step to show and prove the spying done from 2014 – 2017 was labeled Russian Collusion just for cover.

      IMO no one would work this hard, involving so many people and agencies trying to hide things and protect leadership if the past was not deep, dark and dirty!

      PT has the opportunity to expose it all and wipe out this cancer and save the Republic. He mentioned something to the effect it could be too horrible for the people to take.

      Mr. President, the people can take it and want this exposed and frankly are counting on you to expose it all now! This IS your George Washington moment and your supporters will go to the wall for you and for this but they need you to yell charge first!

      Please Mr. President, expose the DIA document and let the first domino fall.

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      • Vor Daj says:

        Amen. Fry the DIA and the other Evil Three letter SOB organizations may catch fire and fry with it.

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      • Christopher D. Johnson says:

        Whose word are we taking that such a document really exists? Isn’t it just as likely it’s another Q-like bit of misinfo meant to get Trump’s base ticked off at him for not releasing all these supposed smoking guns?

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      • cozette says:

        Remember when POTUS was accused of obstruction because Comey claimed POTUS said he hoped theyd go easy on Flynn? The media was unhinged. Why would Trump resurrect that narrative and divert from whats been done to Flynn and the revelations of how corrupt the Mueller team was? Imho if POTUS inserted himself it would be a huuuge mistake that the media, desperate to change the narrative, would pounce on. It appears that Team Trump has found a clever way to intervene without involving POTUS. Who do you think gave Solomon the scoop about the exculpatory evidence some members of the IC were keeping secret? Team Trump of course. Notice Solomons careful wording that he didn’t THINK Trump knew about what was being with held. He did not say Trump did NOT know. He was stating opinion rather than fact but the Trump haters who believe he’s a clueless idiot would accept his opinion as fact and rush on to the SECRETS being with held. What could they be? Are the really exculpatory The pressure is on to produce the evidence and rats in the IC have been outed by the good guys. Frankly, I think this was well played.

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  39. getfitnow says:

    Clarice’s weekly roundup.

    FTA – This week my news-clipping file is overflowing. There’s the hilarious Oval Office meeting between the President and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for laughs — as Pelosi begs for no transparency and Schumer bows his head knowing that the dynamic duo has just been trumped. They thought they were clever in holding up the military appropriations to stop the wall and in the process provided Trump with ammunition: “I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck,” Trump told Schumer. “I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/washingtons_growing_product_line_confected_felonies.html

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Oh, man. They are so freaking incredibly outwitted, this Nancy/Chuckie duo, and the BONUS is that WE GOT TO WATCH! First time I can honestly say that we ALL got to be the proverbial fly on the wall.

      Funny watching Jonah Goldberg on FoxNews Special Report-panel as he lamented The President’s decision to show his hand. These people are so obtuse, and trapped within their extreme hubris to such an extent that they can’t possibly comprehend what the rest of us dumb bastards effortlessly recognize.

      Outplayed, outmaneuvered, outsmarted…turn the volume off and just watch Shumer. No words necessary. That’s what it looks like when they hand ya an empty clip. Stick that up your butt, Chuck..

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  40. amwick says:

    Soooooooooooooooo

    The recent court decision killing Obamacare reminded me of something.. so I pulled this out of my wayback machine….a summary of Obamacare…

    Here are the 10,535 pages of Obama Care condensed to 4 sentences.

    1. In order to insure the uninsured, we must first uninsure the insured.
    2. Next, we must require that the newly uninsured are to be re-insured.
    3. To re-insure the newly uninsured, they must be required to pay HIGHER PREMIUMS to be re-insured.
    4. The HIGHER PREMIUMS are required so that the original insured, who became uninsured and then became re-insured must pay enough extra so that the original uninsured can be insured free of charge to them.

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is called a “redistribution of wealth,” more commonly known by its real name – SOCIALISM.

    HT https://necessaryandpropergovt.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/obamacare-in-four-sentences/
    This is exactly what happened to most people.. SMH…

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  41. Dora says:

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    • thesavvyinvester says:

      Ya and we want to interview Mueller about his time in Boston, perps being put away that weren’t and his relationship with Billy Bulger. I wouldn’t let this man wash my car let one do anything in the arena of the law, everything he touched is a cluster, is he what everyone purports on Cohen, aka a fixer for the deep state…..

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    • Avi says:

      just fire the nazi already

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  42. sDee says:

    Keep a VERY suspicious eye on references to “blockchain” technology. It was central to the development of Bitcoin but now, state-media is dropping this word for frequently in seemingly disconnected contexts but generally related to globalist agenda items.

    e.g. Blockchain was recently referenced in articles about the recent suicide of Stanford Professor Zhang, connected to the arrested Huawei executive, and, as solution to food distribution contamination in the bogus romaine lettuce scare

    “The idea is one single source of truth…”.

    “Blockchain technology has to trigger “mass decentralization across industries.”

    —————————————————————————-

    Goldman Sachs: The New Technology of Trust
    https://www.goldmansachs.com/insights/pages/blockchain/index.html

    ———————————————————————
    Could Blockchain Have Prevented the Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak?

    For example, when a seed is planted that would be recorded on the ledger, and then at every subsequent point in its evolution from harvesting, to transporting, and production all the way to the dinner table, that seed or piece of produce is tracked and recorded on blockchain.

    Blockchain is built on the idea that it is a digital ledger tracking every piece of information about a product from start to finish. The idea is one single source of truth that knows everything that has happened to that specific piece of produce and every single place its been.”
    https://www.itbusiness.ca/news/could-blockchain-have-prevented-the-romaine-lettuce-e-coli-outbreak/107481
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    STANFORD PHYSICIST WITH TIES TO HUAWEI COMMITTED SUICIDE ON DAY OF CFO ARREST

    “The bridge between China and the U.S. is one of the biggest challenges of globalization – it’s a critical moment of transition,” Zhang told the Post at the time. “If we don’t do it well, it will be a great lost opportunity.”

    “the state-run Global Times newspaper quoted him as touting the potential that blockchain technology has to trigger “mass decentralization across industries.”

    The Epoch Times identifies him generally as “as a state-sponsored academic, a funder of technology projects in the West meant to benefit Beijing, as a recipient of state-sponsored funding meant to propel his venture-capital projects, as likely having connections with one of the more powerful individuals in China, and as a researcher whose discoveries were key to the regime’s goals.”

    His entrepreneurship through Danhua Capital, which subsequently became Digital Horizon Capital (DHVC)…… DHVC reportedly participated in funding and cooperating with Huawei projects.

    http://www.headlineoftheday.com/2018/12/14/stanford-physicist-with-ties-to-huawei-committed-suicide-on-day-of-cfo-arrest/#ixzz5ZqfC80Ug

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  43. SandraOpines says:

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    • DJ says:

      I like Larry’s stuff, but I’m not sure he’s on track here. I’ve been RIF’ed twice in my career and both times were in December. The first time it happened that way the timing was planned on purpose at the request of the outplacement firm hired to handle the issue. Also in that case, it was apparent for a couple of months that “the end” was coming so it could have been done much earlier.

      So what did the delay until December accomplish? Well, we got a couple of months to make the mental transition that the inevitable was going to indeed happen. And since we got paid during that time we had time to adjust our finances for what was coming. And since hiring activity slows leading up to the holidays, job hunting wouldn’t be especially productive until after. And then – according to the outplacement firm – the biggest reason for the timing was that the affected folks typically have extra family around to support them at the holidays.

      The second time I was let go during the holidays was at the convenience of the company with no particular regard to the employees. However since we also saw this one coming, once again the same benefits applied.

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  44. G3 says:

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