January 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #731

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1,362 Responses to January 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #731

  1. Jenevive says:

    A question I have is IF and I know it is a big IF
    but if Mueller find no wrong doing by POTUS
    no collusion, no obstruction and this silly perjury
    stuff. ANd it appears Mueller has a mandate to investigate
    just about anything and everything Trump.

    How do the Dems then investigate and find wrongdoing
    if Mueller couldn;t..and with Barr in as AG I doubt
    he would go along with bogus stuff. So what they
    just do frivolous investigation with no outcome
    /How would they justify suddenly saying
    oh..look ..we found something.. If Mueller
    doesn;t find anything.

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    • FofBW says:

      The Dems are running out of road.

      Liked by 23 people

    • Ken Lawson says:

      They don’t have to find anything and neither does Mueller. Mueller’s findings will be written in such a way as to imply wrongdoing, even if there was none. The goal will be to create enough doubt about the president that it will keep him from being reelected.

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      • billygoat65 says:

        Mueller’s findings that are made public will be written by AG Barr.

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        • covfefe999 says:

          That’s an important point, and a great reason why Trump fired Sessions and appointed Whitaker to fill in until Barr could be confirmed. Thank God Rosenstein isn’t writing the report.

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        • TPW says:

          I don’t know if Mueller will do that because Comey was highly criticized for doing that to Clinton. Remember it is not their policy to implicate if no charges are brought.Mueller wants to appear to be professional even if he is corrupt.

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        • GB Bari says:

          If Barr’s public report doesn’t paint the President as a horrid criminal, the anti-Trump Cabal (Dimms/ Deep State/ Uniparty/ Globalists) will claim through all of their primary Mockingbird Media organs that Barr is biased, concealing the truth and covering up for Trump.

          And then the raw Mueller report or portions of it will be leaked like crazy to Buzzfeed (or whatever outlet is chosen) if it can be spun to make PDJT look guilty of anything.

          And if the raw Mueller report isn’t sufficiently damning of the President, then we will not see it leaked, we will only get the media’s filtered spin about what is really in the Mueller report as told to them by government sources who requested to remain anonymous.

          Remember, if the truth doesn’t fit their narrative, the Dimms/ Deep State/ Uniparty simply fabricate whatever innuendo and allegations that they need.

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      • parleyvous says:

        The goal is to keep investigating to prevent Trump from “obstructing” by revealing truth.

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      • parleyvous says:

        The goal is to keep investigating to prevent Trump from “obstructing” by revealing truth.

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      • Trump's Hammer says:

        Exactly. Findings written in a way to insinuate wrong doing. Take for example Cohen’s plea where he pled to illegal campaign contributions, even though there were no illegal campaign contributions.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        The wording will be ambiguous….and Barr gets to decide what is released.

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        • rmramerica says:

          Yes, this is very important. If there are no criminal referrals, no wrongdoing, typically the AG stops. That’s it, stops. Nothing happens. No announcements. Schumer was very disappointed in Barr when they met this past week and said he cannot support his nomination. Probably because Barr said he was going by the law, not what the political environment demands. No one, not even Schumer and the Dems will intimidate him. By the book.That means it is buried. It is over, no one even sees the report ( – until leaks emerge from the deep state).

          My feeling has always been this will drag on past 2020 election. If Mueller ends it and recommends criminal actions, then Trump would be entitled to all the information for his defense both political (impeachment) and legal – unredacted for both his attorneys and perhaps the public. Wouldn’t you want to be a fly on the wall when Barr, after being confirmed, brings Mueller into his office and asks for an update and a discussion on what proper procedures the DOJ demands that everyone follows? Is that why Mueller decided to push back on the news media’s public lynching of Trump? The caution before meeting Barr so he doesn’t get reprimanded before even releasing his report?

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          • G. Alistar says:

            Or perhaps Whitaker said much the same saying, “Bob if you knowingly let this BuzzFeed fake new story float much longer…..it will make you look as bad a Buzzfeed and you better Fess Up now. I’m having a hard time buying into any theory that says, Mueller’s team has somehow decide to be an honest broker.

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    • Sporty says:

      This is why the bogus investigation continues. There is nothing but crimes from the Mueller camp. It’s how they operate.

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    • fanbeav says:

      They are impeaching him via the media. Trying to get his base to go against him! Unfortunately this strategy is angering his base and independents!

      Liked by 12 people

      • yy4u says:

        They won’t split the base. We’re solid. Independents can get squishy. But I’m not sure the vote matters anymore, not with “harvesting” votes, not with voter fraud, not with illegals voting. I fear I voted for the Democrat in Dave Brat’s district. I don’t live in Dave Brat’s district but I kept getting messages left on my answering machine that the Democrat had sent me an absentee ballot and wondered if I’d filled it out yet. I called the Democrat’s office, told the man answering that I do not live in her district, that I never requested an absentee ballot, and I know “you guys do a lot of cheating” at which time he hung up on me. But I got no more phone calls. I called Dave Brat’s office too to tell them what was happening and the ditz and I mean ditz who answered the telephone had no idea what I was talking about. I admire Dave Brat but if he had people like that woman working his phones, it is no wonder he lost.

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        • Impossible says:

          “But I’m not sure the vote matters anymore, not with “harvesting” votes, not with voter fraud, not with illegals voting” — well said yy4u, those of us who wish to save, or minimally extend, this great and glorious experiment that was “these United States” must begin to evolve new strategies… the “voting method” is rapidly loosing its potency. There are other ways to preserve the principles of individual freedom. The hard-won victories of the past unequivocally prove that the collective will never honor the individual. “Vote Harvesting” is a travesty — I’m a optimist; we might be down in the score at half-time in the “Game of America” — but illogic can not withstand the forces of truth forever.

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          • dilonsfo says:

            Both side can “harvest votes.” The Republicans just need to get with it because the Dems will not stop just because it is wrong headed.

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          • yy4u says:

            We need laws to address harvesting. My guess is Democrats fill out ballots which they store somewhere off site until the election totals are in. If the Democrat wins fairly, the ballots are destroyed. If the Republican is ahead, then they see how many votes they need to win, then “find” those missing ballots. The reason they can’t dump them all in prior to the results coming in is you’d end up with more voters perhaps than the state had residents. That would make even the stupidest Americans figure out something stinks in Skunkville.

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        • guru1966 says:

          Its all about that (MAGA) base!!

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        • flova says:

          yy4u
          I couldn’t agree more about the ditzes in Brat’s office. Same thing happened to me when I passed on what moveon,org was doing in my neighborhood and Brat was not countering theri tactics. She didn’t know who moveon.org was!!

          How absolutely unforgivable that Brat did not change up after he knew that Spanberger had millions and millions from leftwing PACs to lie, bus in scads of door to door activists from No Va and to probably steal votes.

          Now we have this fake moderate here in the 7th. She’s a abortion radical.

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      • Bigbadmike says:

        Make our Day! We are very aware that dark money has corrupted BB and Drudge. Looked at the current headline on BB about the White House on Defense. First thought that came to mind was this has to be written by leftist sstooge, Pam Key. Scrolled back up. It was. Who hires these hacks?
        .

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      • Instead the media is destroying themselves in the process. They have zero credibility left.

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    • bakocarl says:

      This is why the Dimms want the full Mueller report, not the report that the AG will write from the Mueller report and then issue. The Dimms want to find everything they can interpret in their own special way to use as an entry point for numerous investigations that will lead to more investigations during which the Dimms will use (or manufacture) every opportunity to malign PTrump.

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      • dallasdan says:

        The House committees will be highly effective facilitators of and distribution outlets for slanderous information about the President.

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    • mimbler says:

      You are limited by thinking logically. The dems don’t suffer from that affliction unfortunately. 🙂

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    • boogywstew says:

      The House investigations will be televised, I’m sure, and there will be daily highlights shown on MSM and PBS news shows of various phony “gotcha” moments … everything taken out of context … knee deep in innuendo and conjecture. These “investigations will exist solely to promote the Left’s agenda and showcase various Libtards putting it to the Evil Orange Man in ways that only bring tears to eyes with no legitimate heroes.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Yeah, look at what the media are doing that group of Catholic kids – totally turned the story around to make them the villains.

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        • boogywstew says:

          I was hoping Sundance would do a treatise on that ugly incident.

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          • Thank you, Sentient, lots of info there. I was unaware of this story until Karen DeCoster made a post on the Lew Rockwell blog with links to other videos. She notes how social media fuels ignorance and emotional reactions.

            https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/making-america-stupid-again/

            One of these videos from Facebook is shot from the perspective of the “Black Hebrews,” adult black men who were yelling a variety of insults at the kids – racial, religious, sexual, you name it. They called the kids “incest babies” and “future school shooters.”

            The kids were clearly chanting their school cheers, as if they were at a football game. Perhaps this was a nervous response to the men threatening them, or maybe they were ignoring the men and just passing time until their bus came. They were obviously cold, jumping up and down, just like teens do at outdoor games. Lots of people were shooting videos, even before the drumming man came with a contingent of more cameras.

            The drumming man walked up between the kids and the men, who then made comments that the kids were “joining in” with the drummer and that the drummer calmed the “demonic” spirit of the kids. The Black Hebrews seemed at least acquainted with the drumming man.

            The kids were not mocking the drummer. The smiling boy is not being threatening. People who say that are projecting their own hatreds onto the kids.

            These are not street-wise kids. They’re on a trip to a very big city filled with many disturbed people. The kids don’t realize what is happening. I’d bet they thought the drumming man was “cool” and that the black men were a combination of cool, threatening and weird.

            I too hope Sundance will help get the truth out about this “incident.”

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            • Your Tour Guide says:

              Go to Reddit the Donald. There’s a whole lot of info/
              comments on there about it. And no, I’m not trying to
              steer traffic. Sometimes CTH is ahead of the curve,
              sometimes others are. Reddit is ahead on this one.

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        • Lulu says:

          I’m done supporting my diocese with time or money I’m so angry about how the boy’s are being treated by the Church. If you are Catholic, consider cutting off your weekly donation and letting your parish priest(s) know why.

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    • Robert Leroy Brooks says:

      Mueller’s investigation is to cover up their corruption and embarrass the President in everyway possible along with the help of msm. No matter what Mueller’s final report is or how they spin it, their own investigations will also be cover for them. Along with continued attempts to embarrass the President, leaks to msm to push their narrative, above all else, even if impeachment is attempted, to resist no matter what.

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    • Latina says:

      The Marxists are going to go after his business, tax, women who he dated, family and things outside of the Russia hoax.
      It will be done to humiliate his family and destroy his personal life/business.

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    • Southern Belle says:

      I think this is part of the “insurance plan.”

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    • Zorro says:

      They keep making accusations and falsehoods. Nothing slows that down until there is some justice.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      There you go applying logic to a process that requires none. Congressional hearings and processes do not operate under the same rules as a court of law. There are n rules of evidence and logic is not required. The same is also true of Mueller’s final report as he is going to make all kinds of allegations and draw allot of unsavory conclusions based on association, supported by his many prosecutions.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      A rather BIG part of the endless investigations is the “run out the clock” aspect.
      Another part is the “I can’t talk about that during an ongoing investigation”.
      There’s a lot of CYA involved. I don’t think that Mueller would want to move on to other topics, and he sure doesn’t want to talk about Uranium One.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I would hope the Mueller SC is wrapped up or they have to dig deep into the origins of everything. I would hope they do that for how the Trump investigation began anyway, but if he continues it must happen.

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    • Kenji says:

      Because Mueller is a POLITICIZED Deep Swamper … he WILL come up with a MYRIAD of things which “might” implicate Trump, or “suggest” that something nefarious was taking place. Inotherwords … Mueller will toss enough meaningless scraps of nonsense out to the Dems, for them to chew on like wild hyenas … that he can slip-away without any criticism … and “show” just how impartial he is.

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    • JAS says:

      From the beginning their plan has always been to use the stall tactic. Keep POTUS agenda out of reach from him, the wall being the perfect example. They never had anything on him and made the whole thing up to slow things down for the two election cycles, 2018 and 2020. And it’s not just the socialists.

      The rest is just window dressing.

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  2. keithinmissouri says:

    I have lost track, due in part to lack of recent discussion. What is the status of the Horowitz report on the FBI-FISA situation?

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      A guess. It’s waiting on Mueller because there is overlap.

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      • keithinmissouri says:

        That refreshes my memory. As Sundance recently pointed out, as long as the Mueller investigation continues, the Horowitz report is going to be weak sauce, because Horowitz can’t see anything Mueller deems investigation-confidential.

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        • keithinmissouri says:

          However, I think it would be a pretty effective move to go ahead and release the report, and list all of the lines of inquiry and concerns that they were not able to properly investigate because of what had been deemed off limits by Mueller.

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      • mimbler says:

        I think you are right.
        Mueller’s two functions are to keep a trickle of constant “scandal”, and secondly to block any and all investigations into DS that appear to be on target.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Lost in the same netherworld as stealth Huber.

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      • cozette says:

        Successful prosecutors, especially those preparing RICO cases, ALWAYS operate in stealth mode. Stealth is required by law and is just common sense. Why on earth would you tip off the Rats about what youre up to? My confidence in Huber increases the longer he goes without leaks or public comments.

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    • CorwinAmber says:

      here is a summary I just pulled off the DOJ IG website, so I hope it’s current (says it was updated as of Dec 2018):

      Examination of the Department’s and the FBI’s Compliance with Legal Requirements and Policies in Applications Filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to a certain U.S. Person

      The OIG, in response to requests from the Attorney General and Members of Congress, is examining the Department’s and the FBI’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person. As part of this examination, the OIG is also reviewing information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source. Additionally, the OIG is reviewing the DOJ’s and FBI’s relationship and communications with the alleged source as they relate to the FISC applications. If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.

      https://oig.justice.gov/ongoing/all.htm

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  3. Jimmney says:

    The Dems want to investigate Trump just so they can make up lies and leak.
    Adam Schiff. Should I say more. Look at his memo after Nunes. There hasn’t been one rebuttal to all the false hoods in it. Now that there have been counter leaks.

    Dems investigation will be nothing but spin,lies,leaks. The MSM doesn’t hold themselves accountable. They sure as s.it. Are not gonna hold the Dems accountable. They Both are on the same team.

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  4. Pelosi’s political advisor reacts to the President canceling their trip.

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  5. Mr Spock says:

    The speed with which these school administrators and the archdiocese threw their students under the bus is a DISGRACE. The news was FAKE as proven by numerous unedited full videos of the episode. The so-called native american, Mr. Phillips, is a well known political activist/agitator and he started it when he got right in the boys face with his drum. How would you feel? The school/diocese leaders should be ashamed of themselves. Hopefully the school and diocese are sued for defamation by the parents of these innocent kids along with the many news outlets who ran with the story without bothering to check the facts. Mr. Robert Barnes is offering probono legal services to them. The disgusting statement is still up on the archdiocese web page: https://www.covdio.org/

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    • bessie2003 says:

      It’s so sad to see the liberals gleefully go after American schoolchildren and then just as excitedly proclaim “what about the kids???” when talking about those illegally entering our country.

      I do hope that those kids from the Covington school take Robert Barnes up on his offer to go after those reporters for libel, if not their entire future including college acceptance and future job offers could be imperiled all so the left can score a cheap political point.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      all by design…but there is exculpatory evidence! SUE for Defamation!!

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    • Rileytrips says:

      My question is, where in the he** were the chaperones of these boys?? They were told to gather in front of the Lincoln memorial at 5:30 for their bus. They are minors. This school just allowed 20+ unattended minors to wander around DC? If chaperones had been with them, they could have protected these kids from the cameras and vitriol of the adult activists who saw an opportunity to crate a scene! If I were a parent of one of these boys, I would be sueing this private schools for negligence resulting in the dosing and slander of my child!!!

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      • Rileytrips says:

        “Create” and “doxxing” . I am so angry about this my fingers hit the wrong keys!

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      • MfM says:

        Chaperones, I’ve read were there. What exactly would you have them do? Get in Phillips face? Have the kids cower? The chaperones likely weren’t any more street smart (or really liberal smart), than the kids.

        Once Phillips attacked, because that is what he did, it played out reasonably well. Maybe the kid should have stepped aside, but in reality Phillips should have walked around the group.

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        • Tazio Nuvolari says:

          At one point you can see the chaperons making the kids get back away from the Black Hebrew Israelite racists, so they were there. Not sure what they could have done in this instance since the kids were where they were supposed to be, acting like they were having fun and no threatening anyone.

          Phillips had no intention of anything other than causing scene then crying he is a victim. He has told several different stories about why he was there. First he said he was in the march, it got slowed down and he decided to walk to the Lincoln Memorial, but the march was already over by this point. Then he claimed he heard the kids yelling “build the wall”, but there is no evidence of that on the videos, no one can find where the kids did that and I watched an entire two hour video of the incident. Phillips then claimed the kids were harassing a group of blacks so he stepped in between them to diffuse the situation, but it is clear from the video it was the group of blacks (the “Hebrew Israelites”) who were harassing the kids.

          Phillips is a damn liar and an instigator.

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      • cozette says:

        Deflecting to what the chaperones did rather than keeping the focus on what the #lynchmob inciting media, political operatives and cultural influencers did is a new talking point Ive seen on numerous sites. Its been seeded by paid shills. Some people may have innocently picked up the deflection and are now spreading it without understanding what they’re doing. God bless everyone. Paid liars are intensifying their efforts to confuse, emotionally trigger, divide and discourage good hearted people in preparation for 2020. This is going on across all platforms.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      I did a little research on the bishop of this archdiocese and he is not the best,so this seems to to be normal for him.

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    • G3 says:

      Thank you, Robert Barnes.
      Once again, Maggie Haberman shines a light dangerous, bias, limited reporting.

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    • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

      This is more of how low the left has drug this country down.
      Adults harassing and intimidating children and the msm following suit.
      How mature, brave and honorable. Perfect examples of what the left want their children to be like when they get older.

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    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      It’s MUCH harder to defend a libel suit when the plaintiff is not a public official but is a high school student! Go after the “news” organizations and the individual reporters. A jury will crucify them. Don’t take a huge settlement, even if it’s juicy, take it to trial. Let everybody see it. MSM won’t show it but it will be everywhere on twitter/Facebook/Instagram, etc.

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  6. Proud American from Texas says:

    Just a couple of thoughts:
    Wouldn’t it be helpful to cap student loans at say $30,000 per student? Not per year, but in total.
    Why help these people go into debt that strangles them for years?
    Should illegals or others, for that matter, paying income tax, be allowed to claim and receive child tax credits for more than 7 or 8 children, nieces and nephews on their returns without proof?
    When are our elected officials going to get control of things like this?

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    • covfefe999 says:

      It will happen when we vote good people into office or run for office ourselves. It’s up to us.

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      • mimbler says:

        I agree, but I don’t know if it will happen. Years ago I got involved in local politics because of a situation I cared about.

        It was incredibly time consuming, tedious, and boring beyond belief. I extricated myself after a couple of years and look back at that as a horrible time.

        Yet our national pool of candidates tend to come from people coming up from local politics.

        Maybe our system inadvertently weeds out all but the corrupt, or the brain dead that can deal with the boring aspects of the job.

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      • InAz says:

        As long as the Communist Democrats keep cheating to get votes and win elections, and the Communist RINOs keep helping the Commie Dimms, good people will never be voted into office.

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    • mimbler says:

      That is a good idea on capping student loans.

      But…I would suggest a sliding scale for those pursuing degrees that actually produce great jobs.

      For example medical and dental students could probably afford to take on more debt, and still have it make financial sense.

      Whereas gender and ethnic studies should probably be capped at 25 cents which is probably still a lifetime debt for those students.

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      • solomonpal says:

        That’s what I’m talking about! Not stupid low IQ ethnic studies and such.

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      • Lulu says:

        Not as long as they are government backed and/or funded. I have no desire to pay for anyone to goof off for 4+ years. Or even do a more rigorous program. Nobody should have to work to subsidize a stranger’s “higher” education. Yes, Joe six-pack should work for 40K a year and help subsidize Morgan’s degree that will make 60K+ as a starting salary.

        Get a scholarship
        work your way through college
        parents start saving as soon as the child is born
        go in state
        live at home
        take AP classes in HS,
        etc.

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    • bakocarl says:

      Cap at $30,000? No way. Otherwise, how could a dirt poor illegal alien invader afford the $60,000 per year tuition at La Raza University in pursuit of a Doctorate in Latina Empowerment Studies?

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      • churchladyiowa says:

        Tell my grandchildren to avoid anything with the word “studies” in the degree title. Second oldest has declared a Psychology/Sociology major. “Oh, my, Paige,” I said, “Do you think you really want to spend the rest of your life listening to a 20-year-old welfare tart with three kids who cuts herself??” She replied, no, but that she would have to do some of that to get her degree. Her actual plan is to become an elderly hospice counselor. As a senior, she started a program in her high school of students assisting elderly chemo patients in their homes several hours a week—vacuuming, cooking light meals, doing laundry, anything they needed done. Needless to say, we’re very proud of her!

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    • Sentient says:

      That’d put a lot of poetry professors out of work.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Speaking of which, I was just reading a science blog that is mighty upset that Betsy DeVos, who controls the purse of fed. dollars to universities, hasn’t yet pulled money from social science departments which are, in essences, anti-science.

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        • Judith says:

          Has betsy DeVos done anything of note regarding education? Whatever happened to those school choice vouchers we heard so much about? Or is she just another hack in a long line of all-talk-do-nothing RINOs?

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Thinking out loud department: So if a student gets this 30K loan cap, couldn’t that open the door theoretically to the REST of us demanding that mortgage loans should be capped? If loans to a student going to, say, Harvard can be capped, why can’t a mortgage loan on a house that’s “worth” 300K be capped at, say, 150K?
      Not playing the ‘virtue card” here, but I paid my own way through college working three part time jobs and living on practically nothing. Then my husband and I saved for our son’s college education so he could go to a state university and graduate with no debt.
      However, maybe if student loans are capped, it might bring the sunshine in to disinfect the whole bloated college cost mess. Betcha any number of full professors will go nuts if they see their salaries being reduced to real life levels.

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      • CaptainNonno says:

        They are capped by the lender. Usually 80% of verified market value and dependent on ability to afford P&I payments with taxes. Unless, of course, ACORN, is involved.

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      • Judith says:

        Student loans will never be capped. It’s conceptually similar to Obamacare, except with ed-u-cay-shun instead of healthcare.

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        • jebg46 says:

          As soon as the government took over student loans higher education began its climb 250% increases. Take out the government and the costs have to be competitive.

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    • Trump's Hammer says:

      Better idea than nothing, but this is similar to when Obama capped health insurance profits to 10% of costs – pretty much guaranteed that costs would go up, because now both parties want expenses to go higher.
      While not nearly as bad, it’s negligent in a similar way in that every year they will increase the amount due to inflation or “rising costs.”

      You are right, loans need to be limited to fix the problem. I’m not sure what that limit could be, but I will tell you that if there were zero student loans allowed, costs would collapse instantly and people could suddenly afford college again.

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      • mimbler says:

        And if college loans were divorced from the government they would essentially cease to exist (which is a good thing IMO).

        Private lenders giving loans to kids with no collateral, and no demonstrated ability to repay them would have very limited, very high interest loans.

        Without government being involved, student loans are like payday loans to unemployed people.

        This would result in students paying cash for college which would drag costs down overnight IMO.

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        • CM-TX says:

          Don’t worry, they require the parents put the bulk portion of the student’s loan into THEIR names, & not the actual student. Well, at least if you’re white they do… & maybe come from a traditional 2-parent home. I know this from personal experience.

          And yes, that’s courtesy of the Fed/DoED financial-aid site… requiring annual registration for all college students, whether needed or not.

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    • Conservativeinny says:

      Then many good and bad may drop out. I was half way through my bachelors degree when Reagan changed all the numbers and I lost all my funding except my scholarships which were NOT enough.

      I ended up dropping to part time and it took me 6 years to finish my four year degree.

      2 years full time, 1 semester off to work three jobs to make money to go back, and the 4 years part time working two jobs to complete.

      What a nightmare. I held off going for my masters because of this. I was exhausted.

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      • upper379 says:

        Very commendable of your tenacity to get a higher education. Unfortunately the majority of college degrees aren’t worth the paper they’re printed. IMO most students should file some sort of a grievance or lawsuit, suing to get a full or partial refund from the colleges or universities they attended.

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    • TPW says:

      Yes the illegals and legal are claiming kids they don’t have….I believe the tax code allows non citizens to claim the deduction if they are in process of getting legal which they lie about……insane some are getting $10000+

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    • Justin says:

      Easy money has created the college debt bubble. When the government makes easy money available for colleges, why would any college not take the money? They have, and to do so have increased tuition dramatically over the past 30 years.

      I don’t agree with capping loans to curb the costs. That is distorting one market freedom to cover up for another non-market controlled aspect – the cheap easy money. Better to just get rid of the cheap easy money.

      Of course, now that the heroin addict (colleges) have gorged themselves on this cheap, easy money, taking it away would bankrupt about half of all colleges in the US. Which might be a good thing.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      It is called shovel ready economic cash injection into the economy. Everyone benefits.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Lol

      They would say contraining free choice in America is bad. Without a hint of irony..

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    • lemmus1 says:

      Why is no one talking about the real problems here?

      Why are taxpayers financing college for anyone in the first place? Merit-based academic scholarships are one thing, but this leftist lunacy we have now has done nothing but drive college tuition costs sky-high relative to CPI, and left an entire generation with unsustainable debt that everyone knows we will add to the national debt in the end, Instead, we’re talking about ‘student loan forgiveness’ and ‘free college tuition’ for everyone and their brother. AND we have AOC as the end product of our largess.

      Why are we providing tax ‘rebates’ to anyone that are more than what they paid in taxes in the first place? It’s nothing less than income redistribution from those who earned the money to those who didn’t. The very definition of socialism. But no one is even talking about that on a conservative forum like CTH! Instead, the comments are about limiting the redistribution to 7-8 dependents living in Mexico? Are we for real?

      Have we, who pretend to believe in the founder’s Constitution, gotten so far embraced in the socialist wet-dream that we don’t even listen to our own comments?

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      • CM-TX says:

        Excellent points.

        As of a couple years ago, there was data showing: over 50% of the population pay $0 in Fed Tax (bottom-line). Of that portion, more than HALF are a negative draw on tax revenue + additional cost of any social programs they tap into.

        Meanwhile, & I’m pulling from memory, so hopefully I didn’t mix up #’s… but still gives a close, general idea:
        Of actual taxpayers– the top 20% of income earners generate 90% of total tax revenue. Looking at the top 5% of earners, they cover 70%.
        (IIRC: 20% earners– those making over $70k, & 5%– over $170k).

        Ultimately, it’s quite skewed in fairness. So there’s a lot of ungrateful people running around this country!
        While I also know as of early 90’s, the lower-ranked enlisted mil. families often qualified for EIC (earned income credit). If still true today, they should be of a very select few deserving of. Granted it’s ridiculous they’d be paid so little, making even necessary!

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  7. Bogeyfree says:

    I keep going back to the John Soloman’s piece from a few days ago. Snippet below…

    “The primary aspect to Ohr’s testimony is how strongly he warned officials at the FBI (Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, James Baker, Peter Strzok, Joe Pientka), and officials in DOJ Main Justice (Andrew Weissmann, Bruce Swartz, Zainab Ahmad), about the political intents and purposes behind the information that eventually became “The Steele Dossier”.

    In essence Bruce Ohr told the FBI and Main Justice, right at the outset of their Crossfire Hurricane operation, that Chris Steele’s work product was an assembly of political opposition research specifically paid for by the Hillary Clinton Campaign.

    Under all ordinary circumstances this under oath revelation would be a game changer; particularly because two of those in Main Justice who knew about the political construct, Zainab Ahmad and Andrew Weissmann, are currently officials directly on the Robert Mueller probe.”

    As we know Weissman and Ahmad sit on Mueller’s team with Weissman, Mueller’s number 2, I believe.

    So if the leadership of the FBI, DOJ and the SC team knew the dossier was suspect and driven by HRC and yet they used it as a huge part of the FISA request multiple times whereby they are obligated to ensure the evidence they put to the FISA court be truthful, isn’t that fraud on a court?And isn’t this grounds once Barr is confirmed for immediately halting the SC investigation?

    How is that not a show stopper and justification for Whitaker or Barr to investigate the investigators along with the leadership of the FBI/DOJ.

    Where is Whitaker’s and Barr’s sense of rule of law? IMO this screams frame job and at least should carry is own investigation into everyone who Ohr briefed.

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    • keithinmissouri says:

      The aspect of the whole affair that disheartens me more than anything else might be the inactivity of the FISA judges in making the FBI comply with the law.

      Liked by 11 people

      • mimbler says:

        Yes, I’ve wondered if they are that hands off on all FISA, or just those targeting republicans.

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      • Judith says:

        I believe that a certain FISA judge approved of the corruption. They didn’t put anything over on her. Their first attempt at spying on the Trump campaign through FISA was denied, as it should have been. So what happened?

        POTUS has plenty of leverage over these lying, treasonous cretins over at FBI and Justice. They are the scum of the earth.

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    • mimbler says:

      Maybe I’ve missed it or it is going on behind the scenes, but I haven’t seen any difference between Sessions’ and Whitaker’s DOJ actions.
      Mueller still appears unsupervised, but Sessions at least had the recusal excuse.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        Imnsho, it was Whittaker who drove the Mueller public announcement on the Buzzfeed hit piece. Mueller is required by law to brief the AG (AAG) on his investigation and any significant updates. Having credible evidence of actual POTUS crime would be such. When the Buzzfeed bit went viral, Whittaker would have asked Mueller why he had not been briefed and what was being done to find the leak. Upon learning it was false, he ordered Mueller to fix it.

        That’s a lot more reasonable than the WP ‘explanation. As a matter of policy, the DoJ/FBI neither confirms or denies information regarding an ongoing investigation. Mueller had no reason to kill the Buzzfeed story unless he was ordered to do so by the only person he reports to – AAG Whittaker.

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        • mimbler says:

          Could be,
          I can also see the explanation that is out there that mueller looks too bad to let “leaks” exist that promote impeachment that he knows are false.

          I don’t know enough to bet on either theory at this point.

          I wonder if we will ever know. Even when this is all over, they won’t necessarily explain what went on.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I agree with you.

      Unless the leak is false.

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  8. lawrencepaul1 says:

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  9. Dora says:

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    • railer says:

      Oh my goodness, somebody’s sending a message here: Vietnam, USA, North Korea or all three.

      The message recipient in all cases is China.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        This will be ground breaking in a number of different ways. This will also be the first trip by any President to Vietnam – a nation that we were fighting not all that long ago.

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      • Blaze says:

        Was recently watching “House Hunters” and they were in Hanoi, North Vietnam looking for homes. Oh my have things changed in Vietnam.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        USA good relations with the locals is much more effective than building fake islands to enhance control of the waters.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        That our enemies in wars we “lost” to Communism are now our friends.

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        • lemmus1 says:

          iirc, Vietnam and China fought a yearlong war, over northern border disputes, shortly after we abandoned SVN – and China got its ass kicked. Vietnam claims the Paracel(sic) Islands off its coast which have large oil reserves and rich fishing grounds. China also claims them and there have been numerous confrontations. I believe its still a World Court issue but China refuses to acknowledge the court’s jurisdiction. There is no love lost between the two even though both are nominally Communist governments.

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  10. NJ Transplant says:

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/426202-guiliani-says-trump-might-have-talked-to-cohen-about-his-testimony-so

    Giuliani is becoming a negative to PDJT. Can’t Giuliani just shut up and stay off CNN? They will twist what he said to defend the Buzzfeed article.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      I read earlier that Trump’s statement to Cohen about his testimony to Congress was “Tell the truth.”

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    • albertus magnus says:

      I am not getting what good purpose Guiliani is serving in this at this point. It is ok, I dont need to know. However, in those moments when I think that PDJT is protecting someone (in my head, Don Jr.), Guiliani is only feeding those fears in me.

      However, I trust PDJT is a smart man and I KNOW, whatever the truth is, it is HIM personally and HIS FAMILY personally, that will pay the price in the end if DeepState succeeds. So if Rudy or anyone on our side is screwing it up, PDJT will put an end to it.

      In my opinion.

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  11. k4jjj says:

    I recommend you try running for congress. If you have a good job, you will have to quit to run. If you do, how will you survive during the campaign? I know a guy, a retired army officer, who spent $400,000 of his own money in a Republican congressional primary and only came in fourth It does not matter what platform you run on if you have no money backing you. I know from first-hand experience. Voters will only support someone they think can win. That comes from a credible level of mass advertising which costs a ton of money. You will always be fighting the Uniparty candidate and the entrenched establishment throwing a bunch of money in his/her direction.

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  12. Trent Telenko says:

    Sundance,

    You might find my latest Chicagoboyz post of interest —

    President Trump’s ‘Xanatos Gambit’ Government Shutdown
    Posted by Trent Telenko on January 19th, 2019
    https://chicagoboyz.net/archives/58868.html

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  13. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  14. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  15. Dora says:

    France in flames: 84,000 Yellow Vest protesters take to the streets across six cities as they attack a bank and riot beside Napoleon’s tomb in Paris on the TENTH weekend of demonstrations

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6610399/Yellow-Vest-violence-breaks-Paris-tomb-Napoleon.html

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  16. Bogeyfree says:

    Question for our legal folks……….

    If it was known that the Dossier was false/fake before it was used submitted to a FISA court, who specifically within the FBI and DOJ could face possible prosecution and what could the penalty be?

    If I’m PT the second after Mueller’s report comes out (meaning the investigation is over) this is where I have my new AG focus as IMO it is their Achilles heel.

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    • TPW says:

      If the report is not valid evidence to submit for a Warrant….then why is any evidence collected from the warrant valid? Why is Mueller SC valid? When things like this are found to be illegitimate there is never any follow up by the appropriate people…..calling Whitaker…..there has been all kinds of proven corruption ….lawlessness …..and nothing happens….0……NADA. I think it would be entirely within bounds for the acting AG to tell Mueller you have X amount of time to wrap it up…..seems like McConnell called for a wrap up months ago….crickets….Somebody has to be in charge….Hello….what good is Whitaker….lets see if Barr will do the right thing…..

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I’m waiting for Trump to say “coup”.

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    • ristvan says:

      Lurking Lawyer here.
      Simple answer to the first application, signed by Comey and Yates. They are both apparently guilty of the felony ‘false attestation by an official’, 18USC1018, based on the sworn Bruce Ohr Congressional testimony. Assuming the Steele dossier was the meat of the application. Up to 5 years in prison.

      The following renewal applications are a more complicated matter, because there is a presumption that the first granted application could therefore be relied upon.

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  17. Bert Darrell says:

    If you think that posts reading something like:

    “What’s going on with A, B or X. I haven’t heard much about it lately”.
    Or “what are the current explanations for or expectations from X or Y?”,
    and you think that the poster is fishing for clues from PDJT’s supporters to take back to war rooms and plan against them, then you are right! Leftist imbeciles want us to do their homework for them. Beware.

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    • parleyvous says:

      Dude… we are all fishing for clues sadly. But does opposition come here. Surely.

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    • keithinmissouri says:

      You’re not paranoid if they are really under your bed. But I am not under your bed.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        KeithinMO: I looked under my bed, and you were not there. So, I’ll give you a pass. However, I find it interesting that you felt that my post referred to you. You know what they say about a shoe fitting, don’t you?

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        • keithinmissouri says:

          Upthread, I had asked, “I have lost track, due in part to lack of recent discussion. What is the status of the Horowitz report on the FBI-FISA situation?”
          If in this case 2 + 2 = 5, and you weren’t referring to me, I apologize for making you look under your bed.

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          • Bert Darrell says:

            Apology accepted, Keith. BTW, looking under my bed was no big deal. In fact, I found a key there that I had been looking for for a while. Thank you.

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  18. Nigella says:

    So Kathy Griffith that washed up wh**e is trying to Dox those poor Catholic School kids with threats?Awful

    Liked by 3 people

    • Why we conservatives are always in defense mode, while the lefties are aggressive? Can’t we do something to fight back?

      Liked by 2 people

      • sterling1776 says:

        Unfortunately, “Conservatives” are part of the problem for this one: https://twitter.com/jeffgiesea/status/1087051114703450114

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      • Zorro says:

        There has never been a strategy to combat the msm. Aa we know now, lot of that is because of Uniparty Rinos. Trump is the to combat with Twitter, like it or not.

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        • yy4u says:

          Zorro, WE are the only ones who can combat the MSM. WE need to stop buying their newspapers, stop watching their propaganda news channels, stop buying the products who advertise therein, laugh at them, hold them up to ridicule (both of which we are doing). The government cannot. We need to be more judicious in electing representatives and senators who are strong enough to withstand them, who will not kowtow to them, especially those they have attacked viciously — like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich (if he weren’t too old now). That means no more Romneys, no more McCains, no more Ryans.

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          • Dekester says:

            Brilliant yy4u, laugh at them, ridicule them NEVER give an inch. When I am challenged with a MSM talking point. My position is always to deny the story any credibility.

            God bless PDJT

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    • InAz says:

      https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-covington-catholic-bonfire-at-the-stake/

      The author of this article quickly condemned the teens, but then watched more video which showed the teens were set up and goaded into responding by being attacked first.\

      Too bad that a so called conservative internet site has writers who believe everything they see on pravda social media and pravda mainstream media.

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    • Mr Spock says:

      The entire thing was a setup to make the Catholic pro-life students look guilty. They did nothing wrong and should be commended for good christian conduct. The so-called native american and known agitator, Mr. Phillips, got right in their faces with his pathetic drum. Worst of all was how fast the school and diocese threw their own students under the bus without even trying to find the truth.

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    • Jenevive says:

      She can;t get over the fact that she got punished
      for what she did so now she is bitter and wants
      to make everyone else pay.

      The sad part is if she had NOT done that disasterous
      new conference and had laid low for a while and just
      left her apology she first made it likely would have blown
      over but she messed up with the ridiculous new conference.

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  19. wtd says:

    Investigate Uranium One — Moi? William Barr Gets Grilled On His Views About Uranium One And The Clinton… https://youtu.be/WoI_jsE-Va0 via @YouTube

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    • Zorro says:

      I don’t understand why someone needs to be grilled on supposed “nothing burgers”.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I wonder why Blumenthal has so much trouble stating the question when he is actually reading it off the paper? Could it be that he is looking at the question for the first time?

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    • TPW says:

      Folks your answer to what kind of AG Barr would be is answered at 5:46 of the video…..to paraphrase…..political offenses…even IF CRIMINAL are not prosecuted. And there you have it…..Sessions attitude…..problem is those criminal offenses that are political can be criminal against our country and offensive to the constitution. This is why the crooks are getting away with everything they are doing……because they are politicians or political in their actions…….NO TO BARR……BS

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      • Skippy says:

        I listened and Nominee Barr expresses his concern that politics degenerates to a “free for all” if political appointees are criminally prosecuted. As we see w the Democrats, politicians already are engaging in a “free for all” on President Trump without evidence.

        “It would be like a banana republic putting political appointees in jail for offenses committed in a political setting, even if they are criminal offenses” (Past AG Mukasey).

        I agree with Nominee Barr and Mukasey. That doesn’t mean I don’t think the Hillary Clinton investigation was done poorly nor that the Clinton Foundation shouldn’t be looked into and non-paid taxes paid.

        I think Nominee Barr is an outstanding choice for AG. I listened to his testomony for hours and read some of his writings and I think he’s a great man for what will be a difficult job.

        Let’s see. Hope he gets appointed soon.

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        • yy4u says:

          I agree with Barr and Mukasey — Unfortunately, the Democrats WILL eventually prosecute political appointees just as they politicized the IRS, DOJ, FBI, CIA and probably every other branch of the Fed. Gov. That is what Bolsheviks do. I do not believe HRC should be prosecuted and jailed although I do believe she committed numerous crimes because that would take us into being a Banana Republic sooner than we’re going to get there (the next time Democrats have the House, Senate and Presidency).

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          • TPW says:

            So putting this country’s national security in jeopardy because you don’t want citizens reading about your corruption going on in the foundation or running guns does not deserve jail ….Take your pick of numerous crimes committed by the witch…..4 people died because she and Obama’s guns either got into the wrong hands or right hands obviously they don’t care,. I mean where have you people been that think this pitiful excuse for a woman doesn’t need to be in jail. Not to mention what she did in Haiti. Anyone that thinks you shouldn’t do X or W because the Dems will turn around and do it are living in La La Land….Dems will beat you to every advantagious dirty Trick every time legal or not. By the Book Republicans get their ars handed to them because of this attitude.

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  20. sterling1776 says:

    Wow. Maria Bartiromo this morning versus Rep. Dingell. Amazing job by Maria. Nailed the current hypocrisy of the Left’s opposition on the “wall.”

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  21. WiVoter says:

    I just a saw a tweet on fox from President Trump who said he would give amnesty to 11 million people for something big. What in the world is he talking about? AMNESTY! No President Trump you don’t play me for a sucker. If this tweet is how you really feel, just resign now President Trump. We didn’t vote for you to get JEB!

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    • citizen817 says:

      No such tweet. You’re making that up. You are fake news.

      Liked by 3 people

      • WiVoter says:

        The tweet is not fake. It is real and awful. Trump said he’d give amnesty for immigration or something else. I know there is tons of fake news but unfortunately this time it isn’t fake.

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          • JX says:

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        • citizen817 says:

          Here’s the tweet:

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        • TPW says:

          Lets be honest here…..amnesty does not necessarily mean citizenship…second…..we can’t deport not 11 million more like 25 million people…never gonna happen…so amnesty could mean…no threat of deportation if law abiding, pay taxes, no welfare. If PT gets a deal on no birthright citizenship, no chain migration, no lottery, and limited legal immigration based on merit ….then I say yes. It defies all common sense to think we can deport 25 million people….yes to the criminals …so wise up.

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          • JX says:

            If man were meant to fly he’d have wings.

            You can’t put a man on the moon, that’s preposterous.

            Et cetera.

            In fact, with less than 1000 border agents President Eisenhower got rid of 1 million illegals in less than a year.

            https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/09/operation_wetback_deported_1_million_illegals_with_only_750_agents.html

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            • TPW says:

              So we would need 25000 border patrol agents ….how much do you reckon it would cost?
              Wouldn’t matter if they were say like 80+ years old….and the rest of their extended family is legal…..deport great grandpa…LOL…..not to mention the great optics ….we could chain them all together… armed guards could march them across the border right on the 6 oclock news …..no I say make them pay taxes.No EITC, get them off welfare, and english manditory,,,many would self deport

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              • JX says:

                Sure sure, let’s find outlier circumstances and use that to define the rule.

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                • lemmus1 says:

                  The exceptions always define the rules – always have – always will.
                  POTUS will negotiate on the hard line you advocate.
                  The deal will be made on the lines TPS advocates.
                  You know that, we know that, all else is blather.

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                • JX says:

                  No, the exceptions are the exceptions to the rule. The rule covers the large majority of cases.

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              • railer says:

                If you started chaining them together and marched them across the border on the 6 oclock news, I guarantee they’d start leaving on their own, and stop coming too.

                Those optics might not work for RINOs and their lefty soulmates, but I guarantee they work for everybody else.

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          • railer says:

            We can easily deport 500,000 of them every year. We could do far more if we put the hammer down, but the bulk of the required departures would come from self deportation, and we could even pay some of those we want gone, which would be a valid investment if we had strong border security and interior enforcement to eventually deport those who refuse to self deport. If they knew deportation was only a matter of time, many would volunteer to go immediately. Right now, we pay them to stay. Remove those incentives and we’ll get rid of millions of the illegal aliens.

            That’s the only common sense.

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          • Joe says:

            If we can sick bounty hunters on American criminals, why not illegal criminals?

            I GURANTEE it would work.

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            • railer says:

              Yes, first the border wall and upgraded border security, then we get to interior enforcement. You offer up a bounty on the illegal aliens, and let them know that the bounty can be paid to the illegal aliens themselves if they turn themselves in, or to the bounty hunter who catches them. I guarantee hundreds of thousands if not millions of illegal aliens will take the bounty themselves, and leave.

              Those bounties are a pittance of what illegal aliens cost us.

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    • Madglobal says:

      Not fooled

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      What the tweet actually said:
      No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer. It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally-but be careful Nancy!

      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2019

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      • WiVoter says:

        That’s is the problem. He has conceded he is for amnesty. The words Will Be Used means amnesty will be used for something. He didn’t say may be or might be, President Trump said Will Be. My reading comprehension tells me he will give amnesty to 11 million illegals and that isn’t what this voter voted for in 2016.
        I’m sick about this and am open to Sundance giving a explanation about Trump’s tweet about amnesty will be used for immigration or something.

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        • patrickhenrycensored says:

          Amnesty will be used by the other side in any negotiations.
          He hasn’t conceded that he is for it.

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        • alligatriot says:

          WiVoter,

          For two years, President Trump should have taught us to comprehend he is all about negotiating. If you have not read “The Art of the Deal”, it’s time.

          Or, you can continue to be “sick about this” and hope he resigns.

          It is impossible to please all people all the time. I wake up each day thanking the Lord that Donald Trump is fighting for me. All my “wishes” shall never be granted. But my future sure looks brighter than it has in a long time.

          Understand your frustration. Hope you find a way to deal with it so you can be happier tomorrow.

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          • WiVoter says:

            Thanks for understanding my frustration. I’ll let it go for the present because some people think those who care deeply and disagree with the president are trolls. Time will tell whether I’m right or wrong and that’s all I can do except write the president and express my first amendment rights.

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            • alligatriot says:

              Don’t let it go due to what other people think. We all have the right to express how we feel. How others perceive our opinions is up to them. (Many lash out with the “troll” pejorative due to their own insecurity or insufficient information.)

              Many here have voiced disappointment with various campaign promises which were very important to them and, indeed, were why they voted for President Trump.

              I’m a really old guy and have mellowed a bit on how I react to such disappointment. So far, I have been extremely satisfied with President Trump’s progress. Just as you may let him know how you feel, I have also done so. My unhappiness on slow or no progress on a campaign issue, at this time, is not enough for me to jump off the train. Especially when I consider alternatives.

              Donald Trump is our best and greatest hope of realizing a great America for my grandchildren.

              All the best to you.

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        • Sharon says:

          WIvoter stick a stock in it!

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        • jebg46 says:

          And you would vote for an alternative demo-socialist=communist?

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    • Mr Spock says:

      I read it as a threat to Nancy that if she doesn’t cooperate he may start removing some of the 11,000,000 (which is really 22-30 million of course).

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    • upper379 says:

      Wi voter I accidentally gave you an up vote. My mistake. I take it back.
      Now please get the f out of this site you trolloping troll.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      For those with a short memory, President Trump made this very same offer almost 2 years ago, when immigration reform became a battle of wills between the President and Uni-Party. President Trump clearly offered a path to citizenship for nearly 11 million Dreamers, DACA and their relatives in return for the Wall and legislation covering his 14 point Immigration Plan Outline. I for one would take that deal as well.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        There was actually progress being made until the 9th Circuit Court destroyed the moment by disallowing the President new rules for handling refugees.

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      • TPW says:

        Yes ….that is a good deal……half of this country would never agree to deporting.. in many cases long term illegals. Getting the wish list granted would stop future infiltration. It is a give and take but I really don’t think the Uniparty leadership will ever agree to either thing.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Calm down. The operative word is “used.” He did not say it would be “given.”

      PTrump is suggesting that IF IF IF the subject of amnesty is to come up at all, it will only be USED for negotiation on something much bigger. NOT that it will be granted across the board, or granted to anyone at all.

      Please read here more thoroughly before spouting off with dire concern. POTUS is a master negotiator, and much of what he plans flies over the radar of those watching the “news” and reading tweets.

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    • Johnny Bravo says:

      You need to learn to read, if you can read, apologies. You need to learn comprehension!

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  22. citizen817 says:

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Deal now and get something or refuse and get ready for a big ZERO!

      Liked by 1 person

    • lemmus1 says:

      http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title10/subtitleA/part1/chapter15&edition=prelim

      Meadows is right.
      I would much prefer that POTUS win the showdown with Pelosi outright because it would eliminate 95% of the inevitable lawsuits – plus it would destroy her credibility, what little she has left – and drive the Dems further toward a radical candidate in ’20.

      But if LG is wrong and 7 Dems don’t vote with the pubbies in the Senate on POTUS proposal, then this is one way to go. However, it would take several billion out of this year’s military budget and the Dems would retaliate against the military next year.

      A National Emergency declaration would allow him to reprogram excess funds from anywhere in the budget – but of course, has its own problems.

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  23. Sandra-VA says:

    Hadn’t heard about this… Betsy Devos seriously injured in a bike accident!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6604023/Betsy-DeVos-wheelchair-breaking-pelvis-hip-socket-bike-accident.html

    Liked by 3 people

    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Saw this report a day or so ago. Since then have been doing some research.
      How does one break one’s pelvis from a road biking accident? There are no details given that I can find. Was she going a tremendous rate of speed? And where did this happen? Was there involvement by another person or persons, like getting clipped from the side or behind from another bike? Was it, God forbid, a set-up?
      Being confined to a wheelchair during recovery smells to me like there were significant injuries.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        I would say a broken pelvis and dislocated hip means she was hit by a vehicle and landed badly.

        I have also looked for more info since seeing this yesterday and nothing has made it into the ether yet.

        She has been threatened a lot, so it is perplexing.

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      • Maquis says:

        Fall down go boom. Happens in one’s home at zero velocity. Broken hips are common in older women.

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      • StuckInBlue says:

        This is very common. When you fall from a bike at speed, you’ll hit the road in excess of 15mph. She’ll likely have a new hip joint and/or a plate in the hip after surgery.

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      • guru1966 says:

        As a cyclist myself, I can vouch that it is definitely possible to break ANYTHING in a road bike accident. Since no details were given, it is likely that no automobile was involved.

        Most road cyclists average around 16-18 mph on flat stretches. Going down a hill, that increases into the low to even mid 20 mph.

        Add to that, the fact that her feet were likely “clipped in”, meaning that you cannot free your feet in time to brace your fall.

        And, the lady is 61 years old.

        She is fortunate that she didn’t suffer far worse injuries.

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  24. bertdilbert says:

    Since elected, Trump has had to walk uphill, through the snow, both ways, and he still got more done than any other President.

    Liked by 18 people

  25. ALEX says:

    Excellent

    https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/01/19/ron-desantis-goes-shock-and-awe-in-his-first-10-days-as-florida-governor/

    During his first 10 days in office, Ron DeSantis led a shock-and-awe campaign across the state. He appointed two conservative state Supreme Court justices, visited a hurricane disaster zone (twice) and unveiled a sweeping environmental agenda in his first 48 hours alone.

    On Friday, one day after announcing plans to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana regulations, he ordered the removal of Palm Beach County Elections chief Susan Bucher — the third politician he’s suspended since being sworn into office Jan. 8. And then he explained a decision to rescind nearly four dozen of his predecessor’s nominations to state boards.

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  26. henry says:

    I would say it’s apparent that right now we will most likely go two years with a government shutdown. No appointments, yada yada yada.

    And of course, Trump and the GOP’s fault although I split the blame on the Democrats and RINO GOP.

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    • Sentient says:

      The president has myriad ways to break the logjam without abandoning the Wall. Here’s one that comes to mind: He could offer to raise the cost of the Wall through a temporary surcharge in income taxes on incomes > $1.0 mil. The superficial media would be flummoxed because he supposedly represents “the rich” (when we know he represents the common folks and “the rich” are overwhelmingly democrats). Let Pelosi oppose a modest surcharge on incomes > $1.0 mil – at a time when Occasional Cortex is being lauded for proposing a 70% tax rate.

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    • bakocarl says:

      Why would a gov’t shutdown mean no appointments?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Paprika says:

      I would say that your first paragraph is in the realm of possibilities, but would not agree that it is an “apparent” course of future reality. I do not believe the government shut down will last 2 years, nor that there will be “no appointments, yada yada yada”.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Uh…no.

      The Dems will give in when hundreds of thousands of Federal workers riot because they refuse to compromise.

      Might take a little longer than one would think….but if this thing is still unresolved by mid Feb, look for a huge cave by Pelosi because of pressure from Federal workers.

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  27. AmericaFirst says:

    There are many areas of the invasion which seem impossible to resolve, especially with activist judges and the lawfare contingent who are trying (successfully) to overwhelm the country and the system, but isn’t E-Verify already law? And as such, couldn’t this Administration just advise the applicable alphabet agencies to require it stringently?

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  28. concerned3 says:

    I wonder if Mueller had read Kimberly Strasel’s opinion piece published in Thursday’s WSJ about Ohr’s testimony before Congress ( l of the 4 testimonies leaked to date) where she wrote: “Mr. Ohr makes clear FBI and Justice officials knew from the earliest days that Mr. Steele was working for the Clinton campaign, which had an obvious desire to discredit Mr. Trump. And Mr. Ohr specifically told investigators that they had every reason to worry Mr. Steele’s work product was tainted.” Ohr testified that in August he personally told Weissman (senior person on Mueller’s Special Counsel staff) and another DOJ attorney currently working on Mueller’s staff) that Steele was biased and he thought the dossier could not be trusted.” Yet, no one at FBI or DOJ (including Weissman) objected to its being used to justify the FISA warrant allowing them in essence to ILLEGALLY SPY on Trump’s campaign BEFORE and AFTER the election. Since Buzzfield is hinting that their leak came from Mueller’s team….

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Here are the people Bruce Ohr said we’re briefed by him regarding the dossier.

      FBI – Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, James Baker, Peter Strzok, Joe Pientka
      DOJ – Andrew Weissmann, Bruce Swartz, Zainab Ahmad

      Both Weissmann and Ahmad were selected by Mueller to serve on his SC team.

      So Weissmann reported to Mueller and Mueller reported to Rosenstein (Since Sessions recusal) so number 1, isn’t Weissmann or Mueller obligated to inform Rosenstein and if so doesn’t that mean that there is a high probability that Rosenstein who signed off on the third FISA knew as well??

      Secondly, how is it possible if these 8 high ranking people possibly knew the issues with the dossier, and they still chose to use it as truthful and verified information included in the FISA request on the court?

      Hello Whitaker and Barr?

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      • Maquis says:

        Ohr claiming his communication of bias doesn’t address the fact that the deep state was involved in creating the dossier and was aware Steele shared their prejuduces and objections.

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        • concerned3 says:

          Mueller’s top officials must have included Weissmann. So, now we know Weissmann was having conversations with Fusion GPS in August of 2016 about the Dossier. I am sure we can assume that Weissmann and the other Mueller’s top officials were not helping to construct the Dossier either. It’s interesting to note that August of 2016 was well before the release of the Dossier by Buzz Feed.

          Mueller officials were holding conversations with Fusion GPS in 2016 during the election cycle…When we also now know the report and Fusion GPS were connected to Hillary Clinton and her campaign as it’s been revealed a DOJ source exposed this information. The revelation we have here is that Mueller’s top officials are also involved with Hillary’s criminal sedition against President Trump and those close to the President.
          https://www.puppetstringnews.com/blog/top-mueller-officials-held-conversations-with-fusion-gps-in-2016

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      • TPW says:

        Who in that group is going to admit that?

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      • lemmus1 says:

        “Both Weissmann and Ahmad were selected by Mueller to serve on his SC team.”

        Don’t forget Strzok and Page.

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    • TPW says:

      Well it boils down to his word against theirs….can you name one of them that will fess up?

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  29. blognificentbee says:

    For anyone that needs a little MAGA pick-me-up:

    Brandon Straka, the founder of the #WalkAway movement was the key note speaker at an event I attended last night. His story is inspiring! In less that a year, over 200K have walked away from the Dems. Over 20K people have posted their walk away stories on his platform.

    Tonight he is premiering a documentary/movie about the movement. I expect to bring smiles and a few tears. If you would like to watch, it streams tonight at 8:00 PM EST. Link in the tweet.

    Liked by 8 people

    • mimbler says:

      he is a very charismatic spokesperson.

      Liked by 4 people

    • quintrillion says:

      I will be watching for sure. Thank you for posting since I had not heard of this documentary coming out. I hope millions watch it and get red pilled. MAGA.

      Minor annoyance with the title of the video …it should be democrat not democratic party…even though that, imho is a misnomer too, The DNC is an affiliate of and has been infiltrated by the CPUSA since way back when.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Peoria Jones says:

      That’s great, Bee!

      Liked by 1 person

    • AmericaFirst says:

      Thank you for posting this! I have not heard a single word about the “Walk-Away” movement since the election, and have been wondering if it disintegrated since it didn’t really seem to help in November as much as we hoped it would.

      Liked by 2 people

      • mimbler says:

        I follow his FB page and he is quite active.
        I’m not surprised that the MSM is suppressing all mention of this movement though.

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    • MfM says:

      I was impressed with Brandon the first interview I heard with him. He understood a lot of the fake news around Trump supporters. He walked away when he started seeing how he had been lied to.

      Liked by 3 people

  30. Publius2016 says:

    so funny…once Senate passes compromise bill…House will pass it too and 45 signs on Wednesday!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Publius2016 says:

    amnesty is not being offered today but available for negotiation for Immigration Package with end to benefits, chain and lottery migration plus Kate’s Law…

    Liked by 2 people

  32. concerned3 says:

    Was FISA documents a cover for ‘Five Eyes’ Allies Spying on President Trump’s campaign, at the request of Obama?

    Trump May Be Right: The ‘Five Eyes’ Allies Do Spy On One Another
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-30/trump-may-be-right-five-eyes-allies-do-spy-one-another

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  33. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Trump retweeting…………..

    Liked by 3 people

  34. Sporty says:

    Has Pres. Trump put an end to Valjars Secret Service protection yet?

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Ivehadit says:

    Scott Adams apologizes for getting the story wrong about the Covington Catholic boys and CNN FAKE NEWS! The boys were the victims! Set the record straight CNN and NYT!!

    Liked by 4 people

    • Ivehadit says:

      Liked by 4 people

    • bandfreak22 says:

      Shame on him. He should know better.

      Liked by 3 people

    • andrewalinxs says:

      Starting to get the impression people heard “kids make fun of veteran” and jumped to conclusion on the headline alone.

      Liked by 3 people

    • iswhatitis says:

      Good for Mr. Adams.

      Maybe next time he’ll be a bit more reserved in coming to judgement on another fake news false-narrative story.

      It is surprising the number of prominent folks – even those (such as Mr. Adams) with track records of skepticism and of warning others about fake news and false narratives – still “fall” for some of these.

      Which goes to show all of us why we need to stay constantly vigilant – “they” will not stop the fake news/false narrative production. It’s one of their primary drivers for gaining power.

      “We” have to be very vigilant.

      I respect that he’s apologized.

      Liked by 1 person

      • mimbler says:

        Yes, I’m surprised by Scott’s initial reaction. He prides himself on being a hypnotist and being sensitive to others reactions.

        When I saw the first video, I thought there was something about the kid that didn’t fit the narrative being written about it.

        Yes, he appeared to be too close, but he didn’t appear threatening, had a pleasant smile on his face and just didn’t fit the scene they were describing.

        I was quite gratified to see the “rest of the story” today.

        Libs will declare presumption of innocence when a policeman is shot down by someone on camera, yet, like Scott: assume guilt on a video that obviously required context to determine what was happening.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Adams lost me months ago. He’s a self-important, pontificating, faux-populist gasbag. He wanted all whites to preemptively apologize for being racist. Then he said Mitt Romney was “s smart cat” for his attack on Trump.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      This is blowing up in a lot of NeverTrump right wing fake conservative faces. National Review just pulled a story by their Dep Editor Frankovich that blamed the kids…..they are getting HAMMERED both on Twitter and online for his incredibly stupid column.

      But this goes to something we’ve come to understand — NeverTrumpers on the “right” go full Left wing bat crazy when there is any chance to hit at Trump. National Review was also one of the many who ran with the Buzzfeed lies as if it were proven fact.

      Adams is doing the honorable thing here. I doubt we’ll see the same from the likes of NeverTrump National Resistance Online.

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  36. Dora says:

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  37. Dora says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Native Man Who Harassed Catholic Teens Linked To Big Money Left-Wing Activism

    Nathan Phillips, the Native American man at the center of the controversy involving Covington Catholic High School students who were unfairly smeared by the media, is raising money with the help of a major big-money left-wing operation, and has a history of appearing in the press claiming to be a victim of anti-Native racism.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-native-man-who-harassed-catholic-teens-linked-to-big-money-left-wing-activism/

    Liked by 6 people

    • Liberty Forge says:

      I’ve only seen snippets of this story throughout the day, but this story saddens me greatly.

      From what I am gathering, we have a Native American activist who is sullying the spirit of Native Americans for his own personal agenda.

      And it will be up to the Native American community to either embrace his outspoken & obviously confrontational & obnoxious behavior — or to chastise him for the same.

      It is their call.

      From my standpoint, Native Americans are to be respected. They are a noble people, and their background & heritage is something we should all admire. I love them.

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      • bakocarl says:

        Initially, all people should be afforded an equal measure of respect. Your background and heritage is absolutely irrelevant.

        From the initial point on, your respected is either increased or decreased based on your words and actions. Nobody . . . nobody should be given more or less respect based on their heritage.

        Based on heritage, Native Americans are no more or less noble than descendants of Ghengis Khan, the Vikings or Zulu warriors.

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        • Liberty Forge says:

          Understood — and agree.

          But! — we are dealing with the MSM here.

          The Main Stream Media will (and are) playing this as representative of ALL Native Americans.

          And there lies the crux of the importance of this negative instance.

          The MSM is portraying this as representative ALL Native Americans.

          Most will believe that ALL Native Americans agree and champion the outrage of this one man — because he now has the media’s attention.

          Therefore, he now represents them — whether they like it or not.

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      • JohnCarlson says:

        “And it will be up to the Native American community “

        There is no Native American Community of which you speak.

        “From my standpoint, Native Americans are to be respected. They are a noble people, and their background & heritage is something we should all admire. I love them.”

        I’m guessing you never lived on an actual Indian Reservation.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      This should both chill and enrage us. This smear job was a set up from the beginning; it reeks of the classic instantaneous narrative synergy of the Left. I hope these kids sue the NY Times.

      Liked by 5 people

    • thedoc00 says:

      Are those the same nobel native Americans whose ancestors massacred, enslaved and raped their Native American enemies over control of hunting grounds or planting areas? The same nobel Native Americans who later allied with the evil White Man to do the same? The same nobel Native Americans who owned black slaves?

      The same nature loving Native Americans who lit prairies on fire to drive whole herds of animals to their deaths?

      My oh my, you mean these nobel people actually invaded, conquered and were conquered like allot of other civilizations that refused to progress??

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    • California Joe says:

      Long time activist for the Leftist including the Occupy Wall Street violence.

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  38. Skippy says:

    Two years today President Trump was inaugurated! I am very happy for the USA (and I voted Democrat until I wised up with The Donald). 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  39. ALEX says:

    Normally I find these videos rather Muh…..This one not so much.

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  40. Dan Dan says:

    ICYMI 🤔🤨 see and hear what the kids had to endure from the Black Israelite’s ?
    ( video is 1:46:18 forward to 1:12 for Nathan Phillips situation)

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  41. You just gotta luuvvv this: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-18/home-prices-are-falling-across-nyc-mortgage-rates-rise

    A bunch of leftist thieves that have synthesized equity by larcenous policies designed to rip off producers and regular worker bees have had their punch bowl taken away from them by VSGPDJT’s new tax policy.

    Basically their scam works like this: Infiltrate wealthy cities and states. Raise the taxes on everybody (live high off the taxpayer while chortling about helping the poor), but let the wealthy deduct these taxes against their federal income tax liabilities. Viola! The rich get a big tax deduction and all the “little people” pay more and more for less and less.

    The rich are voting with their feet, however. Because the SALT tax deal takes away their incentive to live in high tax states they move- and take their wealth with them.

    https://smartasset.com/taxes/trumps-plan-to-eliminate-the-state-and-local-tax-deduction-explained

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  42. G3 says:

    God Bless President Trump

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  43. Troublemaker10 says:

    Gladys Knight to Sing Anthem at Super Bowl — She Has a Message for Kaepernick
    https://www.updateamerica.com/gladys_knight_to_sing_anthem_at_super_bowl?utm_source=FFA&utm_medium=JAS2&fbclid=IwAR0eljNJHfEn9tY4iyZt7aVLp8lkP9423EPP4BCKOPaM1aMByTzhhYPnXfQ

    God bless her. Thank you Gladys Knight.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jenevive says:

      I read on Dail Maily that they have a petition going around
      For Maroon 5 and the other two acts to take knee during the
      National Anthem at the Superbowl in show of support for Kapernick

      I guess since they could strong arm them to not perform now they
      will try to strong arm them to take a knee. Hopefully they know better.

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