April 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #818

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734 Responses to April 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #818

  1. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 04/15, 04/16 and 04/17/2019


    Please Check Back for Updates – Thank You

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  2. Joemama says:

    Highly-placed and knowledgeable sources who will remain unnamed because they are not authorized to speak, have indicated that the Mayor will be having a buttgig in San Francisco with his buttplugger followers this Friday.

    Campaigning on his cutting-edge, progressive platform of Wesson oil parties for all and a Chicken in every pot, he will be passing out commemorative presidential campaign “I bend over & vote for Buttgig” buttplugs and rubber sheets emblazoned with his new platform.

    The sources suggest getting tickets soon since there will be limited space available at the buttgig event.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. mopar2016 says:

    Looks like John walker Lindh is getting out.
    Haven’t missed him at all.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dora says:

    It would definitely be a first.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

    Barr precedent raises questions about Mueller report release

    They are going after Bill Barr.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Frbrdskmi8 says:

    Since I’m not sure where to put this comment I’ll choose the daily Presidential thread. My God what are we doing? Is there no truth and honor to be found in our country? As the question was asked before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lord what if just one?

    Liked by 2 people

  8. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Tide is turning in a major way. Democrats are now rejecting and refunding donations from Omar.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Nigella says:

    Uh,oh. NK fired off a missile today… Not good.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Henry says:

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      • Henry says:

        Per @DeptofDefense: No missile launch was detected from North Korea by US Northern Command and Strategic Command

        Liked by 1 person

        • A2 says:

          Just drop this here. Kim Supremo Fatty 3 has tested a “new-type of tactical missile weapon” according to official mouthpiece, KCNA. He was quoted as saying it is of “weighty significance” LOL.


          KJU will meet with Putin on the 24th. Mr Biegun, US special envoy to NK flew to Moscow to run interference.

          NK has also asked Moscow to keep his 40k slave workers employed in Russia. of course this is a sanctions violation. But missile funding is directly linked to these slave workers salaries as 50%goes to KJU.

          In related news, the three state security defectors in China was joined by their boss, read “high-level” defector and NK sent a snatch and grab team. Notice they didn’t defect to Russia, now that KJU is cozying up to Vlad the Mad.

          Yes, US has put out a statement saying they haven’t detected a launch, maybe KJU is just loading the gun and holding off on the trigger.


  10. Henry says:


    • Nigella says:

      Jerry, what business is it of yours? You are not the AG.. You are a piss ant Congressman

      Liked by 3 people

    • StanH says:

      Because you weasely-slimball-sacks of sh_t will spin lies out of nothing as you’ve done since our great President Trump announced his candidacy. So yeah AG Barr needs to give context, and Giuliani/Sekulow need to give a whiteboard presentation perhaps with the President in the Oval Office in prime time. Srew’em! Attack!!!

      Liked by 3 people

    • California Joe says:

      You don’t have to watch the Barr press conference if you don’t want to, Jerry!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Good gosh these people are stupid. He gave them the findings as soon as he received the report and told them they would get the report. Why should he summarize the whole report if he is going to release the full report to them?


    • Zorro says:

      Barr is just going to announce the process of the release, the necessity for redactions,the availability of the report, and give the link to the website. btw – the website is going to crash.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Why don’t you call him up and ask him yourself numb nuts….geez..

      Liked by 1 person

  11. nimrodman says:

    Tulsi Gabbard on Fox’s Special Report giving a pretty damn persuasive indictment against “regime-change wars” and the costs to our nation. Worth a watch when a clip comes available.

    Toady Brett Baier keeps trying *repeatedly and unashamedly* to trap her into an “Assad Man Bad” admission but she won’t bite, deflects and gets right back to her main thesis.

    Baier tries a “17 intelligence agencies have concluded Assad gassed his own people” jeremiad but she doesn’t bite on that either, immediately counts out the number of insurgent groups there (Al Qaeda, etc, etc) who also have been shown to have access or have used such weapons.

    Yeah, she’s a Dem and all, but she does a good job in this interview pushing back against Deep Intelligence State lies and misrepresentations. I think.

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    • linda4298 says:

      She is an Asaad apoligist.

      Liked by 1 person

      • WES says:

        Linda: As bad as Assad is at least he protected minorities like Christians. All those who opposed him killed Christians whenever they got a chance! Just saying …..

        Liked by 4 people

      • sejmon says:

        regard this matter about Dr.Al-Assad she is right…linda you should really check all facts before you say about her as” apologist” for Syrian president…

        Liked by 1 person

      • nimrodman says:

        Apologist, schmapologist

        I’m just glad PresTrump finally extracted us from that misguided “regime change”

        That civil war would have been over far sooner (and with far fewer Syrian “refugees” to Europe, the US, and elsewhere) had the CIA not been backing a succession of supposedly “moderate” rebels against elected President Assad.

        We’ve had quite enough, thank you very much, of Obama-era “Arab Spring” toppling of mid-East leaders and succession by Muzzie Bro-hood or chaos.

        We’ve seen the results of Hillary’s regime change efforts in Libya – resulting in utter chaos and funneling of weapons to Syria and refugees to Europe.

        Dysfunctional muslim nations require strong-handed leaders to rule them
        Assad was one, with ample negatives of the usual sort

        But it ain’t our job to topple and insert some imagined “moderate” puppet in each and every one of them

        Time to stay home and mind our business, we got plenty of problems to be fixing raht here

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      • Carrie says:

        Sometimes a dictator is the only option until other areas of the country can further develop. Just look at Haiti as an example. Papa Doc was a brutal dictator but his son Baby Doc less so. They overthrew him and what has transpired? With Baby Doc all children were given a guaranteed education up until the 7th grade. And they all had food and a roof over their heads (even if it was only corrugated metal). Older Haitians speak wistfully about those days. Now just chaos, even more endemic corruption and despair than before. Nobody wants dictators, but some countries are in a period where they are kind of unavoidable.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Yeah, she’s a Dem

        So what?

        I didn’t say she’s a Trump supporter, I said she made sense to me on TV about regime-change wars

        So if your comment was meant as a riposte to me for my original comment above, it’s a non-sequitur

        That’s what Leftys do

        In attempts at reasoned discussion, they drop in non-sequiturs, strawmen, red herrings – anything to divert off track the moment they start losing an argument

        To the point that one can’t carry on a reasoned discussion with them

        Not saying you’re a Lefty – just pointing out the tactics

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  12. DesertRain says:

    I’ve listened to many detailed George Papadopoulos interviews. BTW Two new ones hit the air yesterday.
    Byron York:

    Michael Tracey:
    Note that Glenn Greenwald has retweeted the Tracey interview. 🙂

    My question is this…. I’ve not heard Papadopoulos explain how he first came to work at LCILP. Did someone encourage him to apply there? Or did he simply learn of an open position on his own?

    Papadopoulos says he first contacted the Trump campaign Corey Lewandowski in June 2015 via LinkedIn. He stayed in touch with Corey in addition to joining the Carson campaign.

    And remember…. we know from Wikileaks Podesta emails that in April, 2015, both Carson and Trump were identified as Pied Piper candidates. https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1120

    Would not be a surprise if Trump, Carson and Cruz were under surveillance in 2015.

    My question… what caused PapaD to join LCILP?


  13. Henry says:

    Such tears

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Skippy says:

    Ryan Browne Verified account @rabrowne75
    No missile launch from North Korea has been detected by US Strategic Command and US Northern Command, two US defense officials tell CNN. Lack of detection indicates that if anything was launched it was likely small and very short range, possibly artillery

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  15. Henry says:

    OK, I know it’s the dailymail but look at the pictures of this poser and tell me how they can even compare her to Melania



  16. Henry says:

    I bet he did.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Henry says:

    My God these people are having a total meltdown. The pucker factor in DC must be generating a black hole by now?

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Anon says:

    Pope shoehorns “diversity” in condolence letter for Notre Dame Cathedral. This just further opens the door to dechristianizing the site, imho.

    “a national symbol dear to the hearts of Parisians and French in the diversity of their beliefs.”


    Liked by 1 person

  19. Henry says:

    Prosecutors have asked to present evidence in the NXIVM sex cult racketeering trial showing that NXIVM leaders including Nancy Salzman and Clare Bronfman illegally bundled money for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign by compelling members to donate to Clinton and then reimbursing the members. (READ: Ex-NXIVM Employees: Kirsten Gillibrand’s Father and Stepmother, Second Cousins, Were Very Active In The Cult, Acted As Broker To Democrat Politicians).


    Hillary? Hmmm


  20. Henry says:

    Say what?

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Henry says:


    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be proposing a new rule that further prevents illegal immigrants from taking advantage of public housing assistance, The Daily Caller has learned.
    Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act prevents non-citizens from obtaining financial housing assistance. However, the presence of so-called “mixed families” has complicated the enforcement of the rule. Illegal immigrants have previously been able to skirt the restrictions by living with family members who are U.S. citizens and receive subsidized housing through HUD.
    HUD intends to roll out a proposal over the next few weeks that prohibits any illegal immigrant from residing in subsidized housing, even if they are not the direct recipient of the benefit. HUD currently estimates that tens of thousands of HUD-assisted households are headed by non-citizens.
    Families who are caught gaming the system by allowing illegal immigrants to stay with them either have to comply with the new rule or they will be forced to move out of their residence.
    Households will be screened through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or “SAVE,” program.
    An administration official told the Caller that this is a continuation of the president’s “America First” policies.


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  22. Troublemaker10 says:

    Is Sinema first Dem senator to request more resources be sent to the border?

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Henry says:

    Our President is amazing!

    “After nearly 70 years of resistance and the loss of dozens of opportunities, the Palestinian issue must be eliminated,” Al-Ghabin said.
    “Palestinians who do not accept to be a part of the State of Israel should be deported to Jordan and other Palestinians in other countries should be naturalized, including Palestinians in the Gulf countries, with compensation,” Abdul Hameed Al-Ghabin, a Saudi Arabian writer and political analyst, said in an interview on Saudi Arabian television.
    “After nearly 70 years of resistance and the loss of dozens of opportunities, the Palestinian issue must be eliminated,” Al-Ghabin said.
    There’s “no chance that everything will be changed for Jerusalem,” Al-Ghabin continued. “It doesn’t interest us what happens with Jerusalem as much as peace between the states interests us. We need to calm things down and make a true peace between the two sides.”



  24. Troublemaker10 says:

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  25. Anon says:

    Lost so much respect for Tucker Carlson tonight – he had Ben Shapiro on his show. I’ve never heard Ben say something that’s wasn’t either totally obvious, or totally wrong. He’s a snake, i.e. a toxic pseudointellectual saboteur. Annoyed having his stupid opinions thrust on me constantly.

    Liked by 2 people

    • iswhatitis says:

      Did Shapiro have any mea culpa’s for his role in the Michelle Fields debacle?

      Until he does, I don’t care what he has to say. He’s garbage. This offer extends into the far future… 🙂

      But I won’t hold it against Tucker (for just having him on). How much he “supports” Shapiro is much more important to me than the fact that he has a variety of guests on. For all I know, Fox “makes” him have certain guests at certain times (seems likely)…

      Maybe I’ll watch this segment off the DVR and see if my “feelings” for Shapiro need re-examination (doubtful)… Maybe… More likely I won’t waste my time with it..

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tazio Nuvolari says:

      I turned Tucker off about half way through, he sounded like a Democrat campaign manager. Even said he would vote for a Democrat. I’m done with him, he was always a tepid Trump supporter.


    • SharkDiver says:

      Maybe you should think about cutting the cord…Save your money AND your sanity.


  26. Troublemaker10 says:

    You know, I haven’t seen anything about the details of Barr’s press conference other than it is about the Mueller report.

    Maybe all he wants to do is announce the full report will be released at eleven and speaks for itself and all he wants to do is an ovreview of what types of justified redactions are there, why they were required by law, etc.

    And, you know what be hilarious? If after that brief message he spent the rest of the time announcing details related to spygate, indictments, referrals, etc.


  27. Fantasy…yes, but…
    Wouldn’t it be great if at the press conference tomorrow, AG Barr led off with by announcing the first group of indictments against the deep state conspirators?! Heads would explode.


  28. sgtrok13 says:

    Time travel confirmed
    Very interesting

    Liked by 1 person

  29. jeans2nd says:

    Larry O’Conner was one of the Good Guys who worked with Andrew Breitbart back in Breitbart’s day.
    This afternoon, our Breitbart President called in to WMAL-DC’s The Larry O’Conner Show. 7:19

    More Winning!!! Take a couple minutes and enjoy the moment. Indulge yourself.
    Breitbart is smiling…

    “Larry spoke with President Donald Trump at The White House about opportunity zones, Spygate, the Washington Redskins & more.”
    Follow this thread – WMAL Exec Producer Heather Hunter – apparently Larry broke the news on Barr’s presser tomorrow

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  30. JoD says:

    Paging patrickhenry…..Paging patrickhenry….

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  31. duchess01 says:


    H/T The Last Refuge
    Preview of the 2020 Race


  32. Perot Conservative says:

    Hannity on fire.

    Guests: Joe DiGenova, Vicky Toesing, Sara Carter.

    Joe D claiming there will be MULTIPLE Grand Juries.

    Sara Carter and Hannity saying their sources say it will all start to unfold.

    Then John Solomon. Solomon article today, and on Hannity, reminded us of the early text beteeen Page and Strzok: “THE WHITE HOUSE IS RUNNING THIS”.

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    • MAGADJT says:

      Just now watching on delay. Very big news night from Toensing, DeGenova, Sarah Carter, and Solomon. Sarah said she is hearing that indictments are on the way. I tend to trust her info; she has been in the game a long time and no doubt has a lot of sources.


    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Sarah Carter said you’ll start to see an avalanche over the next couple months….gonna be bad. All four said….”it’s coming”.


  33. Joe says:

    John Solomon, on Hannity, was breaking INCREDIBLE news, but dumb azz couldn’t keep his mouth shut! He kept interrupting him with ignorant questions. It was amazing that he even (Solomon) got it out.


  34. linda4298 says:

    If any of you are on twitter, the left is going crazy, demanding to stop the press conference, interrupted their plans, hahah, going after Barr, can’t wait for Barr to go after them.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. linda4298 says:

    Kurt Schlichter Retweeted

    Matt Wolking

    Verified account

    1h1 hour ago
    So reporters are upset because they will receive an on-the-record briefing by the AG and DAG about the report, instead of having to rely on anonymous, false leaks from Schiff and co about the report?

    94 replies 551 retweets 1,302 likes
    Reply 94 Retweet 551 Liked 1.3K Direct message

    Liked by 3 people

  36. concerned3 says:

    HUGE!… John Solomon: Obama Administration Spying on Trump Began in January 2016 — Evidence Is Coming (VIDEO)

    The Hill’s John Solomon joined Sean Hannity on the eve of the release of the full Mueller Report on Thursday.

    Solomon told Sean Hannity that the spying on the Trump campaign began back in January 2016 and it was all run by the Obama White House.

    Solomon added that more evidence will be released NEXT WEEK!

    This is HUGE!


    John Solomon: One text message has always stuck out in my mind… And that is the text message from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page after coming out of one of the meetings… And the text says, “The White House is running this.” I covered law enforcement for 30 years. The White House does not normally run counter intelligence for Justice Department investigations. That text remained in my head for a long time. And over the last few weeks I’ve been reporting, I think Victoria in the last segment had something really important. She said January 1, 2017, there was at least one White House meeting. I think next week we’ll be talking about a meeting one year earlier where the origins of the Trump collusion case begin. A whole year earlier.



  37. concerned3 says:

    BOOM! Joe diGenova on Collusion Investigation: “It All Started in the Obama White House – The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost” (VIDEO)

    Former US Attorney Joe diGenova joined Sean Hannity on the eve of the release of the full Mueller Report by Attorney General Bill Barr.

    Joe diGenova accused Barack Obama of being behind the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

    Joe diGenova: Barr will conclude, without saying it tomorrow, that it all started in the Obama White House. Barack Obama knew about this from day one. He authorized it. Brennan and Clapper informed him. Everybody knows that’s where we’re headed. And it’s about time. Because a lot of very innocent people have been hurt. Not just Donald Trump who has been absolutely outrageously harmed, by what President Obama authorized. But now “the chickens are coming home to roost.”



  38. Troublemaker10 says:

    The Gateway Pundits posts of DiGenova and Solomon are only small snipets.

    If you want to watch the entire segments…and you will:

    The panel with Sarah Carter, Victoria Toensing, and Joe DiGenova starts at 23:20. At the end around 28:31 there is a four minute silent commercial break you can skip through. It picks back up with John Solomon and Gregg Jarrett at 32:36. E D’s around 37:00.

    Avalanche coming…..

    Sean Hannity 4/17/19 FULL SCREEN | Fox News Live Stream Today April 17, 2019


  39. Troublemaker10 says:

    Very interesting thread about how there won’t be obstruction (untill reader app):

    “Here’s why Andrew Weismann is almost certainly the driving force behind Mueller’s embrace of a legally dubious theory of Obstruction of Justice, targeting @RuleDonaldTrump”…



  40. citizen817 says:


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