May 15th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #846

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  1. citizen817 says:

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    • Tl Howard says:

      But Trey, I saw you and heard you say not that long ago that you were assuming the FBI had good reason to investigate Trump. With THIS EVIDENCE you “assumed” that???

      Liked by 15 people

      • Pedro Morales says:

        On Fox a few months ago, He was going with the BS that the FBI was investigating the Russians, not the campaign itself. He knew that was false when he said it!

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  2. Ausonius says:

    Talk about keeping this under the radar, which is easy to do with the complicity of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA: The Equality Act will force people of faith to accept same-sex marriage, people who have butchered themselves to switch genders, transvestism, etc.

    CBN quoting a spokesman for The Alliance Defending Freedom

    “If The Equality Act passes, Baylor says, “we will see a proliferation of instances where Christians and others are being coerced to violate their beliefs in order to comply with such a law.”

    While introducing the bill, Democrat lawmakers talked about making the protection of same-sex individuals a priority over other Constitutional freedoms.

    “We cannot allow claims of religious freedom to be used to discriminate against an LGBT individual,” said Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).

    My emphasis above. So, in typical totalitarian style, all freedoms are equal, but some freedoms are more equal than others.

    See:

    https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/may/warning-christians-will-be-forced-to-violate-their-beliefs-if-equality-act-passes

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    • Ausonius says:

      Addendum: imagine giving a child to a freak who has been castrated and “hormoned” to become a gender different from his/her natural one! We are experimenting with children’s lives by doing this…and most of our fellows are completely ignorant about this, or shrug and do not seem to care.

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    • Debra says:

      The ‘Equality Act’ is that act each one of our parents did which produced us.

      We are created equal already, idiot Dems! No natural born human came into this world without the mating of a male and a female — that is the equality!

      That is also the basis of our Constitution, i.e., our country was founded and gave governance to those that understand natural laws exist despite human laws. This idea, that natural law exists, is exactly what the Dems are trying to legislate out of reality!

      These deranged people would actually have you believe that a man is a woman; that two women can mesh their dna material and construct an ‘equal’ human being (who has NO chance — hardly equal — of being ‘born’ male); that two men can be listed as the parents of a child on a birth certificate (honestly, how much does it cost to purchase ownership of that baby); that ‘corporations’ can be ‘citizens’; that AI beings are as sentinent, or more so, than their ‘creators’; etc.

      Utter madness sweeping through certain contingents of human beings. Is there something in the air . . . ?

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      • Dixie says:

        yeah, this is hell on earth.

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      • Debra says:

        I forgot to mention how they have already hoodwinked this Supreme Court into claiming that:

        M + W = W + W

        Oh, wait. Yes I did mention that. They believe a man is a woman.

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      • Sofa King says:

        I watch star trek occasionally.
        I remember a long time ago, deep space nine and Voyager were pushing some strange stuff at the time they came out.
        Deep space 9 was pushing transsexualism (old man this, old man that) with the symbiote nonsense, and Voyager was pushing hologram rights.
        It was weird at the time, totally out of the mainstream, and now has been normalized.

        I’m still struck by the Sodom and gamorrah part of the Bible. “Send out the beautiful men.” “You can have my daughter’s…” “No, we want them!”
        Who could make that up? It’s so weird it has to be true.

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        • Debra says:

          I remember the ‘old’ Star Trek had an episode where a planet of only females was discovered.

          Whether the women there were instituting the dna meshing for ‘making’ more females was not prominent in the storyline that I recall. Rather, the storyline centered on how certain of these women REALLY wanted a man . . .

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      • hoosiergranny says:

        And don’t forget that animals are as equal to, if not more so, than humans.

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    • palafox says:

      Somebody get me the video of a transvestite imam preaching LBGT… values in a traditional mosque.

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  3. citizen817 says:

    For Romney, it wasn’t a matter of jurisprudence or legal qualifications, but remarks made about former Democratic President Obama Truncale made in 2011, calling him an “un-American imposter.”

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I was actually a bit shocked when I read this yesterday:

      “This was not a matter of qualifications or politics; this was something specifically to that issue as a former nominee of our party.”

      WTF is wrong with this guy? Does anybody care that he is “a former nominee of our party”? WTF does that have to do with anything happening in May 2019? Is he under the delusion that he holds some sort of position of power or influence?

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      Wrong Way Romney. LOSER!

      Liked by 3 people

    • maggiemoowho says:

      Looking back in time, I thank God that that pathetic idiot was not elected President(ashamed to say I voted for that azzhole), as much as I hate Obama, I hate Romney and his disgusting family more.

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      • TPW says:

        Not Just Romney…..now we can look back and see how the Elite picked their manchurian candidate to run against the other sides chosen one…..The uniparty really didnt care who won. The GOPe were set to lose the 2016 election before Trump even put his hat in. Hellary was to be anointed Queen.It hasn’t been since Reagan that we have actually chosen OUR President. I hope that after PT we will again have the opportunity to pick a people’s President. Right now I can’t think of one person that has PT’s unique skill set. Hopefully he will have it all set up so that his replacement can just put us in cruse control.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      We have to put up with 6 years of this crap from him. If he keeps this up we should run a massive protest for him to resign.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Romney is the new McCain.

      And the guy glorifies in the role!

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      • Dutchman says:

        Open your EYES! Romney represents the ‘true’ Republicon Party. He is NOT an ‘aberation’!

        He is stating, and voting, what the Republicon party leadership in Congress actually believes and wants for our Country.

        And you can’t blame “Utah voters”; blame State Republicon parties, across the Country, who are fully on board. And, get to work purging your state party of traitorous GOPe, party chairs, or your state will be next.

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    • fred5678 says:

      I want back all the time I walked neighborhoods and made phone calls for that traitor — I volunteered SOLELY because what he said THREE times to an incredulous Charlie Rose in May 2012 that all illegal aliens “had to go home”. He did a 180 on that stance 48 hours after he lost to Obama, along with the whole GOPe.

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  4. youme says:

    The Trump administration plans to delay auto tariffs by up to six months, according to multiple news outlets.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-trade-war-delay-auto-tariffs-by-6-months-report-2019-5

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  5. Ilcon says:

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

    Happening now.

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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

    Happening now.

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  8. Courtney says:

    I was shocked and disappointed when Comey did not indict Hillary in July 2016. President Trump made a promise during his campaign of making sure Hillary will be investigated and as President will enforce the Rule of Law.

    I was a Cruz supporter and then changed to becoming P/T supporter when he repeatedly stated Hillary needed to be in Jail and the Corrupt Swamp needed to be drained.

    Justice was my most important and deciding factor; then border security and trade.

    President Trump made a promise and as a SUPPORTER; I always knew P/T will implement equal justice as promised.

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    • Michael says:

      Millions of P/T supporters voted for him because of the Rule of Law; you are not alone on this important issue. I never doubted P/T for a second during the past long 2-years.

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  9. Ilcon says:

    Lovin it.

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  10. citizen817 says:

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  11. youme says:

    The madness of the leftist mobs…

    Alan Dershowitz Slams ‘McCarthyism’ Behind Removal of Harvard Law Prof Ron Sullivan as Residential Dean
    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/05/alan-dershowitz-slams-mccarthyism-behind-removal-of-harvard-law-prof-ron-sullivan-as-residential-dean/

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Let them have their own Civil War. I’ll be over here watching and enjoying my popcorn.

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    • MfM says:

      I don’t understand why Dershowitz hasn’t walked away from the Democrats… but he just can’t.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Will, I’m with Dershowitz on this one. Hard to believe a law school doesn’t believe someone has the right to a defense lawyer.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Harvard was founded in 1636 for the training of clergy.
      Wonder what those puritans would say if they could see Harvard today.

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      • Same thing Mr. Stanford would say if he saw Stanford. Stanford was ‘the farm’ and it had midwest values and there was nothing that matches that now other than the Hoover Think Tank, which the school of fools wishes was detached from them.

        Thomas Sowell moved off campus from faculty housing because he couldn’t abide the arrogance, affectation and idiocy.

        And I’m betting Edward Teller, who lived in that house before Professor Sowell, would have agreed with him! Teller likely rued the day that his discovery was turned so drastically differently from his hopes for it.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Don’t EVER, EVER, EVER interfere with Liberals participating in a circular firing squad.

      Dersh…..bless ur lil’ pea-pickin’ heart….

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  12. Dora says:

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    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      I may be alone in this opinion but Assage did nothing different than the NYT. He published leaks provided to him from others.

      They just happened to besmirch the Establishment. He’s had to face fake rape charges from Sweden. Which they dropped but now are, miraculously, reopened.

      I honestly hope that he can be brought to the U.S. and protected. He knows that Seth Rich transferred the DNC material not the Russians.

      He’s fighting for his very life.

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  13. citizen817 says:

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  14. youme says:

    More madness from the leftist mobs encouraged by college employees…

    Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College

    https://legalinsurrection.com/tag/oberlin-college/

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  15. Ilcon says:

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  16. citizen817 says:

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  17. Ilcon says:

    Larry Klayman lawsuit.

    Liked by 16 people

  18. czarowniczy says:

    WaPo is going on about how one of Trumps property holdings is doing badly. O-N-E doing badly…for how long…for how often? You’d think Bezos would know better as he’s a businessman and the vultures jump on him every time his stock takes a hit.

    The Democrats are not known for their deep knowledge of business, with the exception of how to bleed it. Of the Democrat presidents of the 20th century only Truman and Carter could be considered as actually being in business and Truman was a failed businessman while Carter could be considered part of a successful business team that was supported by conservative bankers, most likely Republican. Not exactly the crowd you’d expect to be savvy business folk.

    Then again Bezos isn’t out to explain the workings of business to the masses, he’s out to put Trump’s head on his den wall.

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  19. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Womp.

    Liked by 15 people

    • gsonFIT says:

      2 Womps!

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    • Concernedcitizen says:

      Uh, Oh. This is going to wind up in Obama’s lap. What then?

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      OOOOOHHHHHHH. WTP2016! Luv it when ya talk dirty!

      Liked by 1 person

    • czarowniczy says:

      Where the hell’s Jack Ruby when you need him, eh?

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    • czarowniczy says:

      After some thought I’m gonna go with the Company on this one. Most folks just don’t have the foggiest idea on the breadth and depth of the Agency, it’s far larger than a couple of acres in Langley. It’s fingers and interests go deep into government and industry, nationally and internationally.

      Most forget, or weren’t around for, Jimmy Carter appointing Stansfield Turner as CIA head. Turner’s job was to gut the Agency, what was to remain was to be a mere shadow of what was before. Under RR the Agency came back bigger and better and that attempted assassination has never been forgotten, it’s burned in the Agency consciousness like 911 is New York City’s.

      It’s going to be interesting watching anyone try to punch out the Agency, it’s big, bad and experienced. The Agency may well be digging into its Big Bag of Governmental Oopsies, a bag larger than the Bureau’s, getting grease to help turn the gears of deflection. It has areas dedicated to regime change sharpened by decades of work overseas and has learned from its latest brush with national politics. Let’s see what the beast does when cornered.

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  20. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Howie Carr is very informed on Durham. He followed and documented the Whitey Bulgar case very closely.

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    • The Boss says:

      Howie Carr does have a unique perspective on US Atty Durham and all should read his UNCUT column pronto. In particular note how Mueller, as FBI director, was called out by a judge for withholding exculpatory evidence.

      George Papadopoulos will find that interesting. That I can tell you.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Ironically it was Jeff Sessions that appointed Durham as acting US attorney for Connecticut in October of 2017. President Trump nominated him for the post the next month. Durham took office in February of 2018.

      https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/05/14/6-things-to-know-about-the-prosecutor-investigating-spying-on-trump-campaign/

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      • Since Sessions was so tough on sex trafficking of minors I just really want to know why he was so inept/possibly collaborative with the enemy when it came to Mueller and their ilk.

        There has just been such DRASTIC turning of some people whose whole careers didn’t match this behavior.

        How can the over the top invasion of privacy, used like a mafia tool by the previous administration and the weaponized intelligence, NOT have caused many to capitulate?

        Ruin their careers, kill them or their families are three incredibly effective threats. Normally I’d think that threats to the family would be more effective, but the egomania with our current era of ‘public servants’ makes me think that ruining their reputation, and making them lose out to the millions they illegally extort from us, likely has more power as a threat.

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  21. kyblue says:

    The fake conservative is bashing again. Never Trump Bill Kristol is Woke.

    Take a look: from Redstate:
    “Self designated “real Conservative” Bill Kristol is sure sounding a lot like the liberals who fund his anti-Trump rag the Bulwark these days. Kristol decided that he would appeal to the hard Left by capitulating to cultural Marxism and the fantasy of “white Male privelage”

    https://www.redstate.com/diary/WrongthinkRadio/2019/05/14/bill-kristol-goes-woke/

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  22. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Good Lord.

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  23. sunnyflower5 says:

    Fox News just cut off the widow speaking at the Police Memorial Service. President Trump brought the Singh family up on the stage.

    Unbelievable! It is so shocking- they tune into Outnumbered and introduce Donna Brazile who proceeds to snap her hands and wave her arms all over the place. What a bizarre transition!

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  24. Ilcon says:

    Omar’s sister?

    Scary

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    • What an utterly ugly, outside and inside, surpassingly repulsive piece of debris.

      Liked by 4 people

    • aisheschayal says:

      Not good, and coming our way if we don’t take action to stop it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • cjzak says:

      Wish some young white native British citizen would make the same kind of statement right back at this arrogant muslim woman using all the good and inventive things that have come out of Britain and all the violent things that have come from that young lady’s background. That was frightening to listen to. No assimilation from that group. No living together with shared British values. What are we Americans facing soon? More of this directed at our own history and values? Yes. The Dems are already doing it.

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  25. burnett044 says:

    above some one says…”every time i Hillary latey …she is in a chair..
    I have a chair i would like to see her in….

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      lol😄😄😄

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    • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

      The above chair would need to be widened by at least 3 feet.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Ilcon says:

      Most excellent.

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      Ole Sparky!

      Liked by 5 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Maybe Bill will hold her hand? Then again Mook did say Hillary was well grounded. As a former Secretary of State she already has a grounding in current events. It might not be as she’s failed to conduct herself well in the past though she has the capacity to amp up support in the past despite high resistance and she’s a a polarizing figure and still on a power trip…

      Oh lordie, these just write themselves.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      No matter who ends up in this thing, it is still hard to look at.

      My particular profession is devoted to bringing people to health, and/or minimize their suffering. With that said, I am also pro-death-penalty where it is warranted. I believe with all my heart that Bill and Hillary Clinton have taken every opportunity to swill at the globalist slop trough. They have betrayed our Country, our Government, our Citizens, and their Oaths—their SACRED OATHS—to uphold and follow the laws as set forth by Our Constitution. They have induced others, a HUGE number of Americans, to accomodate, implement, and obscure their deeds and schemes. Everything they touch turns to complete shit. The carnage and filth in their wake is almost incomprehensible….think about it….you have to go really, really, really far back to begin making out the list of transgressions.

      THEY ARE TRAITORS.

      Okay, hold my pocket Constitution, and show me the switch.

      Hey, that thing matches her “pantsuit”!!!!

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    • Tl Howard says:

      What I’m really confused about is do we actually KNOW there was any Russian “disinformation” at work w/ Steele at all. How do we know? I mean, Blumenthal is not above simply MAKING UP SHIT.

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      • Ilcon says:

        This person has the answer.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Exactly. There has not been ANY ‘evidence’ put forward that Russia was creating a disinformation campaign to hurt Hillary and help DJT.
        As many have pointed out, it makes NO sense, as objectively even back then it is obvious Russias self interest would make them ‘root’ for Hillary.

        There are 2 seperate things which are being ‘conflated’;
        ONE is the Steele dossier, which obviously had NO ‘Russian Gov’ officials input.

        Second is the EC, or ‘electronic communication’ ALLEGEDLY transferred from the head of MI6 to Brennan. It did NOT go through “normal channels”, was given to Brennan by head of British intel, who promptly retired after DJT won.

        SUPPOSEDLY this ‘intercept traffic’ was Russian Gov’t officials, talking amongst themselves about a plan to help DJT and hurt Hillary, and members of Trump campaign involvement.

        Gee, EXACTLY the same proven false notion Steele was trying to peddle. Coincidence? Or a plan cooked up by Brennan and british intel head, and pure B.S.?

        I say B.S., until such time as this so called “Electronic Communication” intercepts can be objectively evaluated; until then its just innuendo.

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        • Justin Green says:

          Just like the “hacks” had “Russian fingerprints”.

          When you’ve destroyed 99% of your credibility with lies, you then expect us to believe two unverified facts upon which this entire circus rests? Please.

          The simple fact that the DNC and Hillary went out of their way to destroy, erase, or hide the servers and emails is compelling evidence that it did not happen the way they said it did.

          When Scooby pulls the mask off the big bad Russian monster, it’s going to look a hell of a lot like Hillary Rodham Clinton. And the Clintons have always been more powerful than Obama.

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        • kyblue says:

          👍🥇

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      • Mark McQueen says:

        Doesn’t hurt to follow the Russian disinformation trail and see where it leads because, true or not, it leads to the questionable veracity of the “intel” used to obtain the warrant.

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  26. citizen817 says:

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  27. StanH says:

    Just heard on Rush that the White House has sent Sloppy Jerry the Pig Nadler a letter that no one will be available for testimony. Pound sand!

    I love it.

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  28. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  29. Ilcon says:

    Short thread on Iran threat and our response.

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    • Ilcon says:

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      • Ilcon says:

        More.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’m watching the partial evac of the US personnel in Iraq due to an undisclosed Iranian threat. Iranian backed Yemeni rebels have been harassing Saudi oil interests and seem to be a big part of it though Time magazine is blaming Trump’s pulling out of Obama’s Iranian surrender for the ‘threat’ materializing. Interesting that illegal terroristic behavior by Iran is the fault of Trump and not Iran.

          Point will be the US Naval Group transiting the Straits of Hormuz as Iran had and has had a large anti-ship capacity built up there for decades, it’s designed to seal off the Straits by attacking any shipping trying to transit. The force is a considerable one and I imagine the group will have force capable of engaging it as the ships transit.

          Once in the group’s antisubmarine forces will be used as Iran has a somewhat limited but still viable submarine capability. Their subs are a bit old but they’ve had access to quality Russian advanced torpedo products for a long time. Their anti-ship missile systems are good but not great but again they have quantity.

          I don’t see the mullahs being ‘out there’ enough to dare attack a Naval Group, it has more than enough power to rain so much holy hell on the Iranian military facilities that Amazon would run out of 72-Virgin Reward stocks within hours. Then again they might have become so emboldened by Baathist elements in our own government that they might.

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        • Kitty-Kat says:

          I wonder how Turkey will respond.

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  30. citizen817 says:

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    • Git-R-Done says:

      Meanwhile, how many deadly attacks (shootings, bombings, vehicle) were perpetrated on Americansby suspects “on the FBI radar”? Dozens at least.

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    • bandfreak22 says:

      The Left is all about social engineering. When was the last time you heard them talk about any constructive positive change for the country? What is their platform? What do they stand for? Only MAGA is about jobs, infrastructure, security, and the well-being of US citizens.

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  31. Zippy says:

    The Mark Steyn Show with George Papadopoulos, part one

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  32. citizen817 says:

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  33. Git-R-Done says:

    So the Durham “investigation” is not even a real criminal investigation?

    “The federal prosecutor tapped to scrutinize the origins of the Russia investigation is conducting only a review for now and has not opened any criminal inquiry, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.”
    “The distinction means that Mr. Durham for now will not wield the sort of law enforcement powers that come with an open criminal investigation, such as the ability to subpoena documents and compel witnesses to testify. Instead, he will have the authority only to read documents the government has already gathered and to request voluntary witness interviews.”

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    • ripcurl2121 says:

      your posting the New York slimes?

      good job

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Likely fake news.

      IG can’t subpoena, but Justice Dept always has subpoena power. However, I’m sure if he felt a subpoena was necessary….it would have to go through some chain of command.

      Barr would not have initially initiated this as a criminal inquiry (that would show political bias). He would have initiated it as an investigative inquiry into the origins. If criminal activity is revealed during that process then it would be elevated to the level of a criminal inquiry.

      I have no idea where they are in the process, but I have no doubt if subpoenas were needed they would be granted.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Troublemaker;
        Good, concise explanation.
        First ?; Was a crime committed?
        Second ?; Who did it?
        Third ? Do we have a good case for prosecuting?

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    • kaste668 says:

      I am sure this article is 100% accurate like all their other news articles. /s

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  34. Troublemaker10 says:

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  35. Zippy says:

    Here ya’ go, kids. More indications that my theory is correct that this was a Russian poison pill operation playing our intel agencies which they KNEW would gladly buy into the Russian supplied DISinformation because of the political bias at high levels in those agencies and use it to conduct to conduct as I have also pointed out a “parallel construction” operation to frame Trump el at. Start at 17:20:

    WELCOME TO LAW ENFORCEMENT’S “DARK SIDE”: SECRET EVIDENCE, ILLEGAL SEARCHES, AND DUBIOUS TRAFFIC STOPS
    January 9 2018

    https://theintercept.com/2018/01/09/dark-side-fbi-dea-illegal-searches-secret-evidence/

    In a sophisticated form, parallel construction may involve the use of information from the NSA’s mass surveillance programs that is then re-obtained through the less controversial powers granted by the 1976 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. When prosecutors present the information in court, they source it to traditional FISA, rather than the more controversial mass surveillance program. The Intercept reported in November 2017 that this occurred in the case of Fazliddin Kurbanov, who was convicted in Idaho on terrorism-related charges. Although classified NSA documents revealed that Kurbanov’s communications had been intercepted through PRISM, a warrantless mass surveillance program, the Justice Department claimed in court that he had only been subjected to warrant-based surveillance under traditional FISA powers.

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    • Zippy says:

      Parallel construction

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_construction

      Parallel construction is a law enforcement process of building a parallel—or separate—evidentiary basis for a criminal investigation in order to conceal how an investigation actually began.[1] In the US, a particular form is evidence laundering, where one police officer obtains evidence via means that are in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, and then passes it on to another officer, who builds on it and gets it accepted by the court under the good-faith exception as applied to the second officer.[2] This practice gained support after the Supreme Court’s 2009 Herring v. United States decision.[2]

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    • Zippy says:

      Also, listen from 33:14 – EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING HERE.

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      • Zippy says:

        And there’s even more. LOL!!!! Exactly as I’ve said here and got jumped all over. It was a western 3 letter agency clown show or, as Dan calls it in that podcast, not a James Bond story, but a Bond James story!

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        • Bill says:

          The problem with this theory is simply that the IC could have easily realized their mistake and gone to Trump and said sorry we were fooled. These guys rabidly attack Trump to this very day. Makes zero sense that they would not just come clean and instead go to war with the President.

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      • daveokc says:

        Give it a rest, Nigel. The globalist Brits hated Trump from day one. They are behind Spygate. Not the Russians.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yeah, this is B.S. There has been no evidence, to date of ANY verifiable interference, or “Russia fooled us”.

          Its a last ditch effort by Brennan to excuse his efforts as incompetent, rather than malign.

          WHY in the HELL would Russis want Trump, rather than Hillary. Hillary promised 4 more years of Obama. Obama removed missile defence from eastern europe. Obama sold Uranium one.
          Obama GAVE Russia their very own silicon valley, despite military and I.C. saying BAD idea.

          On the other hand, DJT had been very clear, for YEARS, way before he developed his MAGA slogan, that he would strengthen America.

          And how paralel construction, which I have personally expperienced, has ANYTHING to do with confirming Russian interference, escapes me.

          This id bullshit, and doesn’t matter how many times its repeated, its STILL bullshit.

          No way Russia wanted Trump over Hillary.

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  36. “USA Birth Rate Hits 32-Year Low”

    … Guess whether the Abortion Tsunami “DELIVERED” this.

    … Guess what happens when the Unemployment Rate for Women hits a HISTORIC LOW!

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/05/15/birth-rate-united-states-hits-32-year-low-2018-cdc-says/3676733002/

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I’m due in September… but yes, I’ve noticed there’s a dearth of pregnant women/babies. Maternity sections are tiny and consist basically of bras, underwear, and ways to hide pregnancy (what are we, the 1800s??) The culture has become radically anti-child, and the so-called “jokes” are sickening. Our families are destroyed, our children reviled, our women mocked for doing what we, alone, can naturally do. In my birthing class, it’s me and one other lady. That’s it. Only us two (well, and our partners, but they’re not pregnant.) When we went to give birth to my older son I’m pretty sure I was the only one in the maternity ward, and this is the best hospital in the state (and one of the best in the country) for babies and mommas…

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        When I drop in to a semi local 99 cent store, I see lots of children … 90% Latino. Minimum of one, often 2-3 per mother.

        I don’t hear much teaching or conversation going on, when I was young everything provoked questions or ideas. In the same area at a taqueria, a Mexican family, and 2 children on their phones, not interacting, parents not talking.

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        • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

          As a nurse, I recently worked at a hospital in rural Northwest Arkansas, where I would get pulled from ICU to go help out in the perinatal area.

          The majority of those patients (private hospital, mind you) were unmarried with Medicaid or no-source waiting to be enrolled, along with their babies, on an ACA plan.

          I currently work in Little Rock, and one of the biggest Medical Centers here just shut down their perinatal program. Those patients now only have two hospital systems in this city who provide those services.

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          • soozword says:

            Well, here in Utah there is no shortage of babies, white or Hispanic. They just built a new, much expanded perinatal unit at the regional medical center.

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        • That is a very interesting observation Perot Conservative.

          Growing up on the Mexican border in Arizona that was the norm for hispanic families.

          One mother and four or five tiny kids, the hispanic mom sits all day somewhere chatting with other mothers while the kids swarm around her.

          As you point out very little mother/child interaction.

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      • Hang in there TreeClimber, when I gave birth and was a stay at home mother to my five boys ( ages now 30 to 41) all women who chose my lifestyle were branded as “stupid cows”

        All of the so called hip women of the late 70s, 80s and 90s all were working outside of the home and not having children. Only really dumb women were “trapped” in the home.

        Even though I had a degree in mechanical engineering and CHOSE to stay home I received all kind of “looks” at when I went grocery shopping at 10:00 in the morning.

        It seems that there is still very little support given to women for real “choice” in our lives.

        Now I am blessed with not only five sons but five great daughter’s-in-law and 12 grandchildren and would not do anything different if I had the chance to live my life over again.

        So good luck to you and your family, whether you are a working mother or a stay at home mom you are doing a wonderful and amazing thing.

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        • Judith says:

          I did the same thing, Chloe. Worked until I had my babies, and then I stayed home to care for my family. Best years of my life!

          Now they are basically grown and extremely well- adjusted, and I’m working outside the home again.

          Very blessed and happy I did it my way. Not the conventional “wisdom” of either exerting our “right” to murder our newborns, or else handing them over to strangers to get back on the chain gang.

          I can’t wait until I have grandbabies to spoil!

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          • They were also the “best years of my life” Judith and as you know the hardest years I ever spent! (And the most rewarding)

            I also went back to work when the boys got older and I also know that other women choose or need to work when their kids are small.

            But it was the unrelieved harping and pressure that was placed on myself and my husband back then that surprised me.

            So many others did not like the choice we made and really let us know.

            The criticism from other women who should have been giving their support for my “choice”.

            That is when I realized they had an agenda and were not for “Choice” at all.

            And I see that too many are still buying into what they are selling.

            Good luck to your family Judith and to your future grandbabies that you will love spoiling!

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        • Go to the head of the class!
          [double entendre 😉]

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        • TreeClimber says:

          I’m a stay-at-home, work-at-home mom right now. My husband did some IT work in schools recently and is horrified – finally convinced that me staying home is best. My older sister was an 80s baby and my mother had the guts to fight everyone to stay with her. She ended up getting taken away by the government and given to my devil-incarnate grandmother. Screwed her up for life. When my sister and I came along 10+ years later, my mother fought for us all over again – managed to keep us this time.

          I grew up knowing how important a nuclear family is, and how much it helps children to have their mom home for them. I fought my in-laws for a year, before we managed to get out, over me going to work and leaving my son with them (haha, no, not leaving my baby with someone who unabashedly hates me and abuses my husband, don’t think so.) They were all “working mothers” and not a one of them has a good relationship with any other… case en point why I wouldn’t want to continue the cycle.

          Finances are tight, at times, but I do microjobs on Clickworker, which brings in about $15 dollars a week. So my husband pays the bills and I buy the household goods and our toddler is happy and well-adjusted, with his mom always there for him when he needs her, and good food and his own toys and a building immune system without being risked being exposed to all sorts of things…

          We are on food stamps, and he and I are on Medicaid, and admittedly we couldn’t make it without those programs. But if they’re going to be there, anyway, I might as well make sure my sons are healthy and my family has good solid meals. And I’m glad I get to stay home with my (already born) son.

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          • It sounds like you are doing an excellent job as a mother TreeClimber!

            So sad to hear what you Mom had to go through to care for you and your sister.

            How lucky you were to have her.

            I know what you mean about things being tight financially.

            When my two oldest boys were little I shopped for groceries once a week on Fridays because that is how my husband was paid.

            We would get up, have breakfast and then I would put the boys in our old, second hand car and go to the store because we were out of EVERYTHING.

            We lived pretty much week to week on my husbands paycheck with very little extra but we had three good meals and a couple of snacks because the boys were little and needed a mid-afternoon pick me up.

            I bought all of their clothes, toys, books etc at yard sales and thrift stores.

            All of our furniture and appliances were hand me downs from family or friends.

            Even living in that situation I got a lot of compliments on “how nice” our house looked.

            “Where did you get that or this” people would ask and I would tell them from Aunt Linda or our parents. Which would surprise them.

            Just because things are second hand does not mean shabby, run down or worn out.

            We had a lot of very nice things, well cared for by us that lasted for years.

            And though our money situation improved we still kept the good habits we learned and were able to afford a lot of things on one salary with five kids that many of our friends could not afford with smaller families and two salaries.

            As you point out your sons will be healthy and happy with Mom and Dad looking out for them.

            Good luck to your growing family!

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      • TreeClimber, I sent you a nice supportive post but it was sent to WP jail.

        Hopefully you get it soon.

        Good luck with the new little one!

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      • Thanks so much for the perspective from “ground zero”!
        Gratitude and best wishes to you and your family.

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  37. citizen817 says:

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    • jbowen82 says:

      Correct. The FISA judges and people in their chambers all knew exactly what was going on, and that although Carter Page’s name appeared on the request for authorization, the real target was Donald Trump. They were willing participants.

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    • Landslide says:

      Louie, we love ya and pray for you! Keep up the good fight! 👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸

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    • Chimpy says:

      Finally. I hope this line of questioning is taken up by the DOJ. Rosemary Collyer’s name should be added to the list of suspects.

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    • apcharles says:

      According to Joe Digenova – the FISA Court is helping. Admiral Mike Rodgers went to the FISA court with evidence of all the NSA abuses and the cagey relationship between the CIA/FBI, contractors and access to NSA databases to spy on American Citizens and be used as weapons against political enemies.

      The FISA Court, via Judge Rosemary Collyer did an internal investigation and concluded that for at least 4 years, the FISC was being used by intelligence community members to obtain warrants using illegally obtained and sometimes knowingly false information as the backdrop for predication.

      They could just be covering their own hide, but they are at least helping in some manner now.

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  38. Git-R-Done says:

    I sure hope the President doesn’t listen to the WARMONGERS in his party.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Define “winning.”

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    • Bigly says:

      I hope so. Take Iran out. The whackjobs only understand enormous force.

      Trump would destroy them- no more terrorism for 50 years.

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    • fanbeav says:

      Yes…lots of McCain 2.0’s waiting to take the torch!

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      I have a feeling the people of Iran would be extremely happy if the USA took out the mullahs et al.

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      • alligatriot says:

        If it is their desire, the people of Iran need to take out the mullahs et al.

        IMO, American troops are needed in America. If Iran, or other nations, directly threaten our security, we can deal with it just fine. I feel that we’ve seen this neocon charade before. Poking the Iranians until they react so we can send ’em some cruise missiles, then some bombers, then some ground troops.

        Past time to let the middle east police themselves.

        If Bolton needs a war, he needs to be given his pink slip.

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        • This is overwhelmingly about one thing:
          Keeping Iran from closing the Straits of Hormuz and spiking USA energy prices (because it’s a global market that our producers will export to serve until domestic prices rise to the level of export prices [plus the cost of logistics]).

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          • alligatriot says:

            Agree, BKR, that it’s absolutely at the top of the list. A show of force is one thing, and can be very effective. It’s the potential for provocation of the Iranians toward our commitment of resources (with an eye seemingly always focused on “regime change”) that is the danger. Many welcome an opportunity to liberate the Persians. We have been down that road before and must remember the costs in blood and treasure before we set off again up that hill.

            IMO.

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    • rf121 says:

      WWI was going to last six weeks.

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      He isn’t that stupid nor ignorant of history. He is another shill for the war pigs. Too bad I had hoped a son of the south would rise eventually to help us out of this mess. He isn’t here to help “us” but rather his new friend in the MIC.

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  39. Git-R-Done says:

    Undoubtedly you think the Iraq and Afghan wars have been a huge “success”.

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  40. duchess01 says:

    #MEGA #TRUMP
    Donald J. Trump/ I have the Left By the BA@@’S PAIN! TIC TOK! 5-15-2019

    H/T to Lucille @ TCTH – Example of Trump Derangement Syndrome –
    Liz Wheeler @ OANN – Thanks President Trump
    Breitbart on Media in 2011
    Ingraham DiGenova – Jordan – Ray – Barr’s Actions
    Investigators looking into the origins of the Russia Probe
    Bongino investigates Brennan – Liar in Chief –

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  41. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  42. kyblue says:

    Boy, John Brennan is spinning himself into a hole. One of the key players in the Russian hoax has had time to come up with another lame explanation for the investigation into the investigators.

    Now Brennan says AG Barr is on a fishing expedition to find something to misrepresent as proof of a plot against PT.

    From real clear politics:
    “In an interview Tuesday with MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace, former CIA Director John Brennan said the Trump team’s insistence on investigating the FISA warrants used to surveil members of the president’s 2016 campaign is a fishing expedition to “uncover something they will misrepresent as being part of this deep state effort to try to undermine Donald Trump’s election” in 2020. ”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/05/14/brennan_in_looking_at_russia_probe_barr_is_fishing_for_something_to_misrepresent_as_proof_of_a_deep_state_plot_against_trump.html

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    • litenmaus says:

      FTA: Brennan – But as you point out, it went through a rigorous due process within the Department of Justice and FBI. It was approved by the FISA court. It went through all of those steps.

      Brennan is banking on the fact that the FISA Court will never reveal the falsified information that was used to prove each warrant was resulting in evidence incrimination the Russian foreign agent aka Carter Page.

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    • Debra says:

      So, the bait is working, eh, John?

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      • kyblue says:

        I’m betting Brennan is wound tighter than an eight day o’clock. Here’s hoping the conspirators are all suffering lots of discomfort 🥳

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  43. Bubby says:

    “Pat Cipollone the White House Counsel sent a letter to Rep. Jerry Nadler the Chairman of House Judiciary Committee arguing that his request for documents was illegitimate.“It appears that the Committee’s inquiry is designed, not to further a legitimate legislative purpose, but rather to conduct a pseudo law enforcement investigation on matters that were already the subject of the Special Counsel’s long-running investigation and are outside the constitutional authority of the legislative branch,” Cipollone wrote. “Congressional investigations are intended to obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized ‘do-over’ of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice,” he added.”

    That’s the entire article. The White House is rejecting Nadler thank goodness! Something he should get used to!

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  44. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  45. Joe says:

    John Brennan is incredibly stupid, he signals the corruption he participated in by highlighting it in interviews and using a bogus defense. Within about 24 hours he gets discredited EVERY TIME.

    It’s like he is leaving a crumb trail to his own incarceration.

    But he thinks he is being effective. Dumb as F.

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  46. Justin Green says:

    I’ve suspected FISA court judge involvement, at least from certain judges.

    Of course, the FISA judges were probably being spied on as well.

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  47. Perot Conservative says:

    Juicy, juicy – from a top writer at the Hartfort Courant newspaper

    Title: Tapped to lead new probe, U.S. Attorney John Durham has been quietly working for months on issues related to Trump and Russia

    By EDMUND H. MAHONY
    HARTFORD COURANT
    MAY 14, 2019

    “U.S. Attorney John H. Durham, who is examining the origins and propriety of the FBI’s Russia inquiry, has been working in Washington for months, looking into a related matter and quietly building a team of investigators, people familiar with the matters said….”

    “…Durham is said by associates to have been at work as early as early last summer [on a leak investigation] and was recruiting investigators months before Barr became Attorney General in January.”

    *** “Former federal prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy agreed to join Durham two months ago, associates of both said. Before leaving the justice department for United Technologies Corp., Dannehy prosecuted complex political corruption, including cases resulting in the convictions of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland and former state Treasurer Paul Silvester.*** In 2008, she was assigned to Washington to investigate whether prosecutors in the President George W. Bush justice department had been fired for political reasons.

    “One official said Durham’s leak investigation did not grow into the probe of the legal underpinning of the FBI’s Russia investigation. Rather, the official said Durham was chosen for because of his knowledge of the Russia inquiry gained through the leak investigation and his previous experience investigating the Central Intelligence Agency.”

    https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-durham-russia-probe-origins-20190514-20190514-egyg5ofg5rbmplszkifi245zm4-story.html

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