April 25th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #826

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776 Responses to April 25th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #826

  1. NJF says:

    Always insightful. Literally brought tears to my eyes.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. Concerned Virginian says:

    So the BRIAN KILMEADE RADIO SHOW this morning (substitute host, Mary Walters) had F.H. BUCKLEY, a law professor from George Mason University.
    Prof. Buckley just wrote a book on how he believes that JEFF SESSIONS saved the country (I’m not kidding) by recusing himself and “preventing President Trump from firing Robert Mueller since for him to do this would have caused a bigger crisis than the ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ by Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.”
    And it gets more craaaaazy: Walters just let the professor roll on and on, asking him softball questions.
    And Walters just giggled and gushed during the discussion of JOE BIDEN announcing his bid for the 2020 DemocratCommunist Presidential nomination. She agreed with her guest that Ole Joe has a chance to win the White House since people can be OK with Ole Joe.

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  4. Jenevive says:

    The new news story..The NoKO gave Trump a hospital bill for
    Otto Care? Was it paid?? the new scandal..the source from State Dept
    was told to secure OTTO release and understood that orders came
    from Trump. Here we go now…

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  5. getfitnow says:

    FTA – Having served Trump for President since July 2015, this is my sixth presidential campaign, going back to Bob Dole’s 1988 bid. Conventional wisdom says that the day after you win a presidential election, you fire everybody except the lawyers and the accountants, put the campaign apparatus in hibernation, pay down your debts slowly, and start to rebuild the machine from scratch after the midterm elections.

    Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump had absolutely no interest in the conventional approach followed by all establishment politicians, as this president has always been his own best strategist.

    So, as he’s done countless times since coming down the Trump Tower escalator on June 16, 2015, Donald Trump turned the presidential campaign playbook on its head. Rather than draw down his campaign efforts, he kept the most important elements that helped deliver his 2016 victory — such as digital marketing, media productions, and, of course, the team that fills arenas for his signature rallies around the country — churning at full speed.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/04/25/_president_trumps_unorthodox_campaign_strategy_is_paying_off_140160.html

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  6. Henry says:

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  7. Henry says:

    Hmm

    DEVELOPING: It is now looking as though there is more evidence that Obama had a heavier hand in interfering in the 2016 election than Putin

    Liked by 8 people

    • Greg1 says:

      Hope it is a lot of evidence. Irrefutable evidence. And that it cannot be ignored.
      Even by the media.

      Especially by the media.

      Liked by 6 people

    • AmericaFirst says:

      Ironically, that is still foreign influence.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Could some post the exchange between Peter and Lisa where it says “POTUS WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING” please.
      I apologize for my lack of shock and amazement concerning this announcement; however, please tell me something that Sundance did not tell me months ago.

      Rant off. Please carry on with out regular scheduled broadcast of ‘Dancing Naked While Afraid With The Stars’.

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  8. linda4298 says:

    Ryan Saavedra

    Verified account

    @RealSaavedra
    21s21 seconds ago
    More
    Day 1 of Joe Biden’s campaign:

    -Praised slave owner
    -Praised antifa
    -Spread debunked lie
    -Brings on adviser who helped Harvey Weinstein with his scandal
    -Said he wants to make America “straight”
    -Brings on adviser who donated to rival and said white men shouldn’t lead the party

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  9. Nick the Deplorable says:

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      This is also going on for EVERY dept that has a Trump Appointee. Ethics complaints have been filed on ALL of them… and they all get cleared in the end.

      This is part of the Resist crowd’s war against President Trump.

      Ryan Zinke was a big target of this too. It’s why he left.

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  10. Perot Conservative says:

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    • whjoe says:

      In one of the transcripts of somebodies testimony and Evans was mentioned.
      I believe he told the small group they were doing something very illegal.
      Since then I have had a feeling he informed on the small group as well.

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  11. Perot Conservative says:

    And the evidence is still unfolding.

    Dots being connected.

    Mid-level players FLIPPING because they don’t want to spend 30 years in solitary confinement. (I hear Bubba likes Viagra.)

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  12. linda4298 says:

    ttps://www.wbko.com/content/news/General-Motors-announces-509068531.html BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced Thursday a second shift will be added at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, adding more than 400 jobs to the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. This will support production of the next generation of Corvette, which will be revealed on July 18, 2019.

    The new jobs will push the plant’s total employment beyond 1,300.
    According to the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, since 2011, GM has invested more than $900 million into Bowling Green and the Bowling Green Assembly plant has produced more than one million Corvettes since it opened in 1981.

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    • Blue Moon says:

      No one locally ever gets those jobs. The jobs go to any GM employee who has seniority and who wants to maintain their job so they move here. We have had a building boom here lately and I guess we are expecting these 400 employees will be transferring here and needing housing. The corvette plant is a BIG factory which came here in 1982 from St Louis. We are in a BOOM in the city. Growing way too fast. Crime is rising fast also. But those 400 new jobs brings other jobs with them. That is a good thing (I guess)

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      • Owwm says:

        Then think about us in western ky. Still closing factories. Houses selling for less than we paid for them 20 years ago. Local factory offers $11.80 per hour for two year degree holding employies.

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      • Deb says:

        400 paychecks that will be spent in part locally, helping to stimulate the local economy. That’s a good thing if you the people running the community know what they are doing.

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  13. Perot Conservative says:

    Topics: Gaeta, Brennan

    Epoch Times: Little-Known FBI Unit Played Major Role in Disseminating Steele Dossier
    August 31, 2018

    “A little-known FBI unit played an outsized role in allowing controversial claims by a former British MI6 spy about Donald Trump to reach the highest levels of the FBI and State Department.

    “The Eurasian Organized Crime unit, which was headed by Michael Gaeta at the time, specializes in investigating criminal groups from Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine.

    “Gaeta, an FBI agent and assistant legal attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, has known the former spy, Christopher Steele—who authored the controversial dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump—since at least 2010, when Steele provided assistance in the FBI’s investigation into the FIFA corruption scandal, over concern that Russia might have been engaging in bribery to host the 2018 World Cup….”

    “Less known, but probably of greater importance, is the CIA’s joint agency task force, also known as the Fusion Center, which was created by former CIA Director John Brennan. As Brennan described it in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow earlier this month, the Fusion Center was located within the CIA and brought NSA and FBI officers together with the CIA to make sure “that those proverbial dots would be connected…”

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    • thedoc00 says:

      This fills in some question marks about trips to Roe by FBI and will undoubtedly link in their operative Maltese Friend (who operated from Rome and is now in Rome) as well.

      Liked by 1 person

      • covfefe999 says:

        When I was re-reading the Strzok-Page texts a couple of days ago I came across one, possibly from May 2017 right around the time Mueller was appointed, when Strzok wrote about “another Rome boondoggle”. I’ll see if I can find it.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      I think traitor Brennan used the term “fusion cell” for his working group/joint task force. Also I recall that Andrew McCabe ran the FBI eurasian group in the early 2000s

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  14. Blue States, eat your hearts out:

    Today, @Interior announced nearly $215 million in funds derived from offshore oil & gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico will be distributed to Gulf states for coastal restoration & conservation:

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Henry says:

    #yesyouarestupid

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  16. Perot Conservative says:

    The Federalist

    35 Key People Involved In The Russia Hoax Who Need To Be Investigated

    As their desperate search for collusion continues, Democrats want to interview 81 people. Try this list instead.

    By Willis L. Krumholz

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/03/08/35-key-people-involved-russia-hoax-need-investigated/

    Liked by 1 person

  17. SPECULATION:

    President Trump assigned Admiral Rogers to structure the Strategy to Drain the Swamp.
    … while the Deep State thought the Flynn Removal would thwart POTUS.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Skippy says:

    Paul Sperry @paulsperry_
    2h2 hours ago
    More
    DEVELOPING: It is now looking as though there is more evidence that Obama had a heavier hand in interfering in the 2016 election than Putin
    379 replies 3,729 retweets 6,826 likes
    Reply 379 Retweet 3.7K Like 6.8K

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  19. Henry says:

    This crap is getting old fast

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Marygrace Powers says:

    Mike Huckabee Joe Digenova Rudy Giuliani Robert Ray on The Ingraham Angle 04/24/2019

    “John Brennan is not going to need one attorney, he’s going to need FIVE.” Joe di Genova

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  21. Perot Conservative says:

    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Perot Conservative says:

    A Missing Dot Filled In!

    Liked by 4 people

    • thedoc00 says:

      The contractors may no be subject to FOIA requests, although it would be worth a try. However, the government agencies that hired them are subject to FOIA, including all the records related to hiring and operations of those contractors as well as their work products (as Government Property).

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    • iswhatitis says:

      Praying Medic: “And private contractors aren’t subject to FOIA requests.

      Interesting huge loophole. If it’s true…

      Anyone have any further information to show that is true and correct? (Trust but verify…)

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      • OSP says:

        I would guess that is the case, iswhat. If my understanding is correct, once a person leaves government employ, they aren’t subject to the jurisdiction of an Inspector General, explaining why Andrew Weissman cut and ran before the Mueller/Weissman reort was released.

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        • iswhatitis says:

          So you’re saying that once they “cut n run”, then examining their past work while employed is off-limits?

          I can see such an individual perhaps not being able to be forced to testify, or if so, allowed to “plead the 5th”; but the work history they performed for the organization in the past is then magically sealed and protected against scrutiny?

          Sounds dubious to me. But I’m no expert… (It doesn’t pass the common-sense test – the caveat being – it’s DC. I’m tempted to treat the assertion as B.S. until shown otherwise..)

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        • Eddison Tollett Night's Watch says:

          LOL! Where did that ridiculous rumor start. I’ve read it here many times but it’s not true. OIG Special Agents have the same law enforcement authority as FBI and IRS agents. OIG agents, conduct criminal investigations of private citizens who never worked for the government in their lives, arrest and prosecute people by the hundreds every year. Leaving the government employment has no effect on past crimes whatsoever!

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          • OSP says:

            That’s why I stated “if I understand correctly”.
            So I didn’t understand correctly…sue me.

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            • iswhatitis says:

              Such mea culpa’s are just one of the reasons I remain dubious of any Q-derived claims.

              They often do not stand up to scrutiny outside of the “Q-bubble”; and often employ what I sometimes refer to as “simpleton logic” to justify them. And, even though I’ve often seen it said that “Q” wants us to “think for ourselves”; usually the “followers” do not – they simply swallow whatever is postulated, without the critical thought they ostensibly embrace.

              I’m not saying everything from what I called the “Q-bubble” is untrue or incorrect – I am saying that, just for me, it all needs to have a strong “… but verify…” caveat attached to it.

              Things such as this only tend to reinforce that opinion in my mind.

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              • OSP says:

                iswhat:
                The “sue me” comment was directed at Eddison Tollett Night’s Watch.

                How do you conflate my comment with anything concerning “Q”?

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                • iswhatitis says:

                  OSP says: “iswhat: The “sue me” comment was directed at Eddison Tollett Night’s Watch. How do you conflate my comment with anything concerning “Q”?

                  Conflate?

                  Am I incorrect that Praying Medic is a Q adherent? I’ll assume I am correct – as that is my basis.

                  Your “cut and run” post was in support of the Praying Medic supposition that I challenged:

                  Praying Medic: “And private contractors aren’t subject to FOIA requests.”

                  Me: “Interesting huge loophole. If it’s true…”

                  You: “I would guess that is the case, iswhat. If my understanding is correct, once a person leaves government employ, they aren’t subject to the jurisdiction of an Inspector General, explaining why Andrew Weissman cut and ran before the Mueller/Weissman reort was released.”

                  Me: “Sounds dubious to me.” (Turns out it WAS dubious)

                  You (To Eddison Tollett Night’s Watch’s challenge): (Paraphrasing}: “OOPS”

                  Me: (Paraphrasing}: “Common of Q claims – don’t hold up to scrutiny”.

                  Simpleton logic: Build a claim on dubious legs (“private contractors aren’t subject to FOIA requests”). Support it with more “loose” logic: YOU: “I would guess that is the case, iswhat. If my understanding is correct, once a person leaves government employ, they aren’t subject to the jurisdiction of an Inspector General”

                  You didn’t reply to that. But your reply to Eddison Tollett Night’s Watch’s challenge also answered my challenge (“Sounds dubious to me.”). Hence my reply.

                  If that doesn’t make sense to you, I am sorry. Makes perfect sense to me.

                  Another “Q-bubble” observation – folks supporting “Q” claims commonly exercise some form of postings where it requires longer and longer posts to “keep head above water”. This thread, and your posts, are a prime example. You don’t get it – and I get to waste shitloads of typing on it HOPING to make the point to you – and you’ll probably still not get it. Very fatiguing and rarely worth the effort..

                  Just the way it is…

                  /shrug

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  23. Carrie says:

    Another good judicial decision!

    Liked by 7 people

  24. Perot Conservative says:

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  25. A2 says:

    I have to post this hilarious article by Richard Littlejohn in the Daily Mail. Deplorables will nod and laugh. We are not alone.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-6961369/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-Trump-protests-cream-ads-banned-racist-chocolate-ducks-jazz.html

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  26. Carrie says:

    The Democrats quest to reveal practically all of the Mueller/Weismann report could end up getting another Mueller case dismissed… (Because everyone has said ad nauseum that AG Barr is not allowed under law to release to the public the majority of the report).

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  27. citizen817 says:

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  28. Carrie says:

    Mayor DeBlasio reportedly now wants to ban hot dogs because they aren’t “green”. I’m speechless. Let’s hope vocal New Yorkers aren’t. (Courtesy of Rosie memos)

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  29. kyblue says:

    A Trinity College sociology has created an uproar with his comments like (paraphrased) whiteness breeds terrorism.
    What caught my attention was this guy has nothing good to say about the Obamas. In fact, both Obamas needed a good a*s kicking. When criticized for his comments , the professor stood by his remarks.

    https://www.mrctv.org/blog/professor-says-whiteness-terrorism-and-white-kneegrows-obamas-need-good-ol-kicking?

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  30. linda4298 says:

    Cnn needs Potus to win reelection, their ratings depend on it. https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2019/04/25/shocker-cnn-exposes-bidens-plagiarism-calls-him-poor-quality Surprisingly, CNN journalists on Thursday did what the networks have largely not been interested in: They looked at Joe Biden’s poor performance in presidential campaigns and his plagiarism problems.

    CNN Politics Reporter Chris Cillizza dove into the 1988 scandal in which Biden appeared to directly lift from a British Labour politician named Neil Kinnock. Cillizza noted that the Democrat didn’t even make it into calendar year 1988 before being forced to drop out. He explained, “[Biden] gives a speech that is very similar to a speech that a British Labour politician named Neal Kinnock and it leads to his demise.”

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  31. John Doe says:

    At Fox News, Catherine Herridge just broke the news that she’s found new Strzok/Page texts. Among other things, they talk about ‘briefing’ Pence. Perhaps the answer to Sundance’s question about who is the mole is the VP. Worth looking at:
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/strzok-page-texts-suggested-using-post-election-briefing-information-trump-team

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    • bakocarl says:

      I don’t see even a remote connection between mole and Pence from the article.

      Liked by 2 people

      • covfefe999 says:

        I’m glad you wrote your comment.

        Liked by 1 person

      • John Doe says:

        Re your email,________know ____ briefed Pence, right (Just so there are no surprises)?

        I don’t know if they would recall who did, but they know we sent someone. I spoke to ____ about it. We both think there’s no action for us to take.

        Re above email, it might be more important for _____ to know that. _____briefed Pence, no?

        I think that’s a good idea. I’ll talk with _____ so they build messaging/don’t overlap

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    • Carrie says:

      Wow- that was full of shiny mysterious nuggets. We will need SD to help us decider. So someone was briefing Pence about something. And they even mention Mike Rogers meeting with Trump (as what they read in the NYT) They were also displeased with Sessions becoming AG. Interesting. I guess not all of the cells always knew what other ones were doing. It’s a bit like in that movie The Departed. So many agents working for “Whitey Bulger” but they don’t know about each other…

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Wow! So juicy in 1 page! What jumps out, quicky.

      1. “If XXXXXXXX husband is there, see who to develop for a relationship.” [Not accurate transcription.]

      Only one thought: George Conway. Mole?

      2. Already planning an international trip -after the election? Nov 2015?

      3. Immediately note Mike Rogers went to New York to see President-elect Trump!

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      • covfefe999 says:

        I was writing my comment when yours was published. Conway was my first guess. The texts are from Nov 2016 after the election, so Trump wasn’t yet in the White House. Was POS Conway hanging around then? I think he was, right? He wanted to work for Trump after Trump was inaugurated, right? Was he working with the traitors??

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      • John Doe says:

        I thought Nellie Ohr.

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      • LBB says:

        SD had a tweet with a Grassley/Johnson letter to Barr. It pertains to info in these Page/Strzok texts. Luckily, they use the names in the letter so we don’t have to guess anymore (on some of it anyway)

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    • covfefe999 says:

      There’s nothing in that article that implicates Pence so please people don’t go there.

      Now this part is interesting:

      If (redacted’s) husband is there, he can see if there are people we can develop for potential relationships.

      Is that Kellyanne’s POS husband? Or someone else? That’s the person we should be suspicious of.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        The mention Admiral Rogers visiting Trump. I wish there were more texts available in that conversation. Would love to know what they thought of that visit.

        Liked by 1 person

      • WSB says:

        Yes, I caught that as well. There is a dot to be connected.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Kelly Heltsley says:

        He’s nothing

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      • For Eyes says:

        Covfefe999:

        There is an email chain out there between Pence and Ryan before the 2016 convention that involved them setting up a convention push to oust Trump and replace him with a Pence / Ryan push. Remember there was a lot of chatter then about that sort of possibility. They abandoned it after Trump’s killer performance against Clinton when he said she should be in jail.

        Pence is NOT a good guy. He was in charge of filling out the administration with staff, and made such a mess of it that Trump was seriously set back for quite a long time. It has taken a lot of time and energy to dump the people Pence installed.

        I really hope Trump dumps Pence for the second term.

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        • For Eyes says:

          It was because of an expected convention fight that Trump hired Manafort for the express purpose of managing the convention effort and shut down rebel actions.

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  32. linda4298 says:

    Woke Fox is going to be so great during 2020!Jack Posobiec ✝️ added,
    Kambree Kawahine Koa
    Verified account

    @KamVTV
    Donna Brazile said on Fox that we need to focus on the future of Joe Biden not the past.

    The house Democrats are now investigating back 40 years into President Trumps…
    5:30 PM – 25 Apr 2019

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  33. A2 says:

    Reader Alert:

    If you read anything tonight read this speech outlining the DOJ report on the ‘China Initiative’ and economic spying by China. Over 90% of cases prosecuted since 2011 are connected to China, spurring former AG Sessions to create this task force.

    Unmissable.

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/deputy-assistant-attorney-general-adam-s-hickey-national-security-division-delivers-0

    Liked by 3 people

  34. Perot Conservative says:

    POTUS on Hannity tonight?

    And

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  35. NJF says:

    Funny, now they have no hesitation calling the Easter whorshippers christians.

    H/t the_donald for the screen grab.

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  36. Cathy M. says:

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  37. tuskyou says:

    POTUS speaking to Hannity now

    Liked by 4 people

  38. Troublemaker10 says:

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  39. Troublemaker10 says:

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  40. patrickhenrycensored says:

    How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost
    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/440730-how-the-obama-white-house-engaged-ukraine-to-give-russia-collusion

    H/t Nor’easter

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  41. linda4298 says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyWQwmmFoFw TheFive #FoxNews #BreakingNews
    Sean Hannity 4/25/19 | President Trump live on Hannity Pres. trump at 15:00

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  42. duchess01 says:

    POLITICS
    Trump’s Chief of Staff Says He’s Having a Ball

    Mick Mulvaney wants you to know that he’s no narc like John Kelly.

    ELAINA PLOTTPETER NICHOLAS
    3:57 PM ET

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/04/mick-mulvaney-white-house-2020-and-mueller/588022/

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  43. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • jrapdx says:

      Well of course it IS inconceivable Obama didn’t know what was going on, if indeed he was not the instigator in the first place. It’s significant that President Trump is saying so clearly and publicly, after all, I don’t believe PT would make such statements unless he has the “goods” to back it up.

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  44. blognificentbee says:

    Busy next get for swampy reveals:

    Liked by 2 people

    • Carrie says:

      Apparently WH staff are worried Joshua Pitcock may have left behind FBI listening devices! (could explain some of the leaks?)

      Liked by 3 people

  45. Carrie says:

    3 judge panel (US District Court of Eastern District of Michigan) has decided to force several districts to be re-drawn after the GOP had a hand in drawing them in 2011. GOP legislature has to re-drawn them by Aug. 1 of which at least 34 will be used in the special 2020 election. This could lead to an appeal. (It is arguable that here the judges are helping to re-draw the districts). this could hurt certain districts turning red for the 2020 election.

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    • Carrie says:

      Ooops- forgot to post:

      Like

      • jx says:

        “We have also found that every Challenged District violates Plaintiffs’ First Amendment right to association.” What a steaming pile.

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  46. Carrie says:

    Dare we hope?

    Liked by 3 people

  47. citizen817 says:

    Full Trump interview with Hannity

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  48. hard masada says:


    More intellectual nuggets from Bri-Bri over at the eunuch channel.

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