January 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #729

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1,219 Responses to January 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #729

  1. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    POTUS puts the final touches on the Buzzfeed disaster

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  2. litlbit2 says:

    I’ll just say sorry before I start. I do not read Q however I was sent this clip. I believe it to be well done and projects what maybe the future. In watching it is not a stretch why the World also admires our God sent gift of President Trump and his “little friends”.

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  3. Perot Conservative says:

    New Epoch Times drop out!

    And this.

    NOT a Joke: Pelosi Proposes “Electronic Dogs” to Protect the Border… WTH is She On? (VIDEO) #HowDidWeGetHere?
    (link: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/not-a-joke-pelosi-proposes-electronic-dogs-to-protect-the-border-wth-is-she-on-video/) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/not-a-… via

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  4. Perot Conservative says:

    James Baker interview, Epoch Times:

    “Baker served as the FBI’s general counsel when the bureau investigated the Trump campaign and Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized private email server. During two days of testimony on Oct. 3 and Oct. 18, he told lawmakers that he believed even toward the end of the Clinton investigation *** that she should have been charged over her “alarming, appalling” mishandling of classified information.***”

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  5. Perot Conservative says:


    “Baker testified that it was Michael Sussman, a partner at Perkins Coie, who shared with him information that detailed alleged communications between servers in Trump Tower and servers located in Russia at Alfa Bank, which were eventually debunked. Sussmann was also the lawyer who spearheaded the handling of the alleged hack of the DNC servers. ***Baker admitted that it was highly unusual to interact with an outside counsel.”***

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  6. Perot Conservative says:


    “Baker had at least three meetings with Sussman—the first in person and the following two by phone. During the subsequent meetings, ***Baker discovered that Sussman was speaking to the media regarding the same information he shared with Baker.”***

    “Baker admitted during his testimony that he knew Sussman had professional involvement with the DNC.”

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  7. Perot Conservative says:


    Baker only reviewed part of the FISA application.

    Baker only read some of the Woods procedures.

    Baker only read a few of the Page-Strzok texts.



    “Baker told lawmakers he ordered an investigation into the messages shortly after reading them.”

    ***“I only read like a couple, literally a couple. *** But that was enough for me to hear, that it freaked me out. And I was worried and I thought we need to get on top of this quickly,” Baker said”


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    • Robert Smith says:

      Maybe good enough for government work?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sandra-VA says:

      Meaning that it only took a couple of them to alarm him…. It was very bad and he saw it right away. Which begs the question… Why are we in the second year of this russia garbage? Why was this farce allowed to get to this level? Why didn’ he raise holy heck and put an end to it all before it literally spun out of control?

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Almost every part of the FBI and DOJ proved to be a viper’s nest, but I say the MEDIA allows them to continue playing games. If the media were honest this would end tomorrow.

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      • Great questions. What the h*ll is Mueller still doing? What more proof do you need between Baker and Ohr testimony that this was a scam on American people?
        What is he still looking for? He wouldn’t know a crime or an impropriety if it bite him on his ass.
        This whole farce has more than reached its end time and needs to be shut down immediately.. Mostly for the good of the president. But also for the good of the country.
        The complete insistence of this nonsense is creating a nonfunctioning government. Not that it was much better before Trump took office, but it has become lunacy on steroids.

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    • WSB says:

      And then Baker resigned like a coward.

      Apparently Baker is being investigated by John Durham. Is it possible that he was part of the Whitey Bolger fiasco?

      “Former FBI general counsel James Baker is under criminal investigation for unauthorized leaks to the media.

      The development was made public in a letter sent Tuesday to the office of U.S. Attorney John Durham for the District of Connecticut by Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina.

      In the letter, the two lawmakers cite the transcript of a congressional interview with Baker and his lawyer in October. “You may or may not know, [Baker has] been the subject of a leak investigation … a criminal leak investigation that’s still active at the Justice Department,” lawyer Daniel Levin told lawmakers, according to the transcript cited by Jordan and Meadows.

      Levin then declined to answer any more questions about conversations Baker had with reporters. “As we continue our oversight and investigative work, we felt it prudent to write to you seeking an update. Without being apprised of the contours of your leak investigation and Baker’s role, we run the risk of inadvertently interfering with your prosecutorial plans,” Jordan and Meadows wrote.


      Politico reported in December 2017 that House Republicans had begun investigating Baker’s contact with Mother Jones reporter David Corn and their communications in the weeks leading up to the November 2016 election.

      Corn was the first to report the existence of the Steele dossier, which has unverified allegations of ties between Trump and Russians. The revelation of Durham’s investigation marks the latest confirmation of a leak investigation into former FBI officials.

      Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired for lying to federal investigators about his role in an unauthorized media leak pertaining to the Clinton Foundation, and his case was eventually referred to the U.S. attorney in Washington. McCabe resigned and went on paid leave in January 2018, before being fired in March 2018.

      Durham is a seasoned prosecutor, who has overseen a handful of high-profile cases. From 2008 to 2012, he served as acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he investigated the destruction of CIA videotapes of detainee interrogations. He was also the special attorney in Massachusetts overseeing criminal conduct by FBI and other law enforcement corruption in Boston and their ties with the mafia.”

      Will have to do some digging.


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      • WSB says:

        This one seems to be on all sides of a subject. Lives for the institution?

        “Amid allegations that FBI informants James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi had corrupted their handlers, US Attorney General Janet Reno named Durham special prosecutor in 1999. He oversaw a task force of FBI agents brought in from other offices to investigate the Boston office’s handling of informants.[6]

        In December 2000, Durham revealed secret FBI documents that convinced a judge to vacate the 1968 murder convictions of Enrico Tameleo, Joseph Salvati, Peter J. Limone and Louis Greco because they had been framed by the agency. In 2007, the documents helped Salvati, Limone, and the families of the two other men who had died in prison win a US$101.7 million civil judgment against the government.[6]

        In 2002, Durham helped secure the conviction of retired FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr., who was sentenced to 10 years in prison on federal racketeering charges for protecting Bulger and Flemmi from prosecution and warning Bulger to flee just before the gangster’s 1995 indictment.[6]

        Durham’s task force also gathered evidence against retired FBI agent H. Paul Rico who was indicted in Oklahoma on state charges that he helped Bulger and Flemmi kill a Tulsa businessman in 1981. Rico died in 2004 before the case went to trial.[6]

        Durham also led a series of high-profile prosecutions in Connecticut against the New England Mafia and corrupt politicians, including former governor John G. Rowland.[6]

        In 2008, John Durham was appointed by then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate the destruction of CIA videotapes of detainee interrogations.[7][8][9] On November 8, 2010, Durham closed the investigation without recommending any criminal charges be filed.[10] Durham’s final report remains secret but was the subject of an unsuccessful lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act filed by The New York Times reporter Charlie Savage.[11].”

        According to Wikipoo, when evidence surfaced of illegal activity by Senior Bush officials, one law professor advised that the evidence be sent straight to Durham, but he never acted on it.


    • Hsssssss says:

      Maybe his definition of “investigation” and “get on top of this” was get rid of this by any means necessary – cover it up fast – delete, shred, bury…whatever it takes…

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  8. Anyone have true story what happened with “Native American” and Catholic kid with MAGA hat ? Can’t find anything but the msm version……..


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