July 12th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #904

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958 Responses to July 12th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #904

  1. The Akh says:

    Is this the big worm on the inside?

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    • simplewins says:

      He probably wasn’t cooperating with Barr. Bye.

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      • mazziflol says:

        Is that good or bad? If Barr is protecting ‘muh institutions’, then wouldn’t we want some non yes men in there?

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        • Dave Radetsky says:

          You come across as though you are assuming that Barr is untrustworthy and probably even part of the swamp. But there’s no evidence of that at this point (unless you mistakenly assume that because things aren’t happening fast enough for you that that means he’s a bad guy). Things in government take a long time and things in law take even longer. It’s far too early to be judging Barr. I, too, would like to see things happen, but I learned long ago that patience truly is a virtue. We didn’t get into this mess overnight and we’re certainly not going to get out of it overnight either. The soonest that’s even reasonable to look for significant things to happen would probably be after the 1st of the year, and more likely well into the year, even in the fall just before the election. And, thinking about it, the timing of indictments could be critical to Trump’s reelection.

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        • simplewins says:

          Coates is a worm

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      • Newhere says:

        As usual, my response is “YAY!” and “why did it take sooooooo long????”

        Question, trying to read into this: DNI seems to be the essential link between the IC and the President. Could this mean Durham has inched all the way to Obama’s Oval Office, and finally reached the limits of Coats’s willingness to cooperate (or at least stay out of the way)?

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    • Hope report is true ,never liked or thought much of him or trusted him, birds of a feather with FBI Wrey and Rothenstein. Reading his history you can see he is a deep state/uniparty Bushie from the get go. Time for him to go!

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      • Bing says:

        If true about Coats, let this be a lesson about going to the Aspen Security Forum and yucking it up with all the globalists at the United States and President Trumps expense.

        Last year the administration officials at the Aspen Security Forum were Nielsen (gone), Rosenstein (gone), Coats (maybe gone), and Wray ( hopefully gone soon).

        I wonder is any current administration officials plan on attending this years Aspen event?

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Good News!

      Confirmation hearings? The questions asked might be more interesting and illuminating than the answers…

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Coats was always unenthusiastic about cleaning the Swamp.

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    • MDNA I says:

      Related & Relevant:

      “Brad Johnson is a retired CIA senior operations officer and a former chief of station. He is president of Americans for Intelligence Reform.”

      Mr Johnson wrote this piece for The Epoch Times on 3 July (link below):

      “It has been widely reported that current CIA Director Gina Haspel has instructed the senior officials in the spotlight to cooperate but to protect sources and methods. Let me translate this for everyone: Haspel just drew a line in the sand. The questions Barr wants to ask are related to what was supposed to have been intelligence reporting, i.e., the reporting that supported the collusion nonsense. That means it will all be cloaked behind sources and methods, and the CIA officers can therefore decline to answer any significant questions.”

      “[…] Here’s what everyone has missed: Haspel drew her line in the sand and Trump responded in kind. On June 14, the president signed a “Memorandum on Providing an Order of Succession Within the Central Intelligence Agency,” which was immediately made public. This is not unheard of, but still not something very commonly done for the CIA, and the timing here is pretty clearly a message that the White House is perfectly willing to replace Haspel and likely many of the others named in the list of succession.”

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/cia-in-the-spotlight_2974813.html

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Thank you, detail-oriented poster!

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      • ilcon says:

        If this is referring to what I think it is, Trump reversed this line of succession implemented by Obama. He EO’d out of existence.
        I pointed this out quite some time ago.

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      • CM-TX says:

        Gina’s just following the orders Brennan gave her publicly. I believe Coats was the other official he directed in his Tweet.

        But then Brennan’s just taking Barr’s advisement on communicating with his cohorts. Barr’s just a little less obvious when he does it… ie., “DON’T HANG TOGETHER.” A supposed ref to his general findings thus far. But a very odd choice in phrasing if you think about it.

        I wasn’t convinced of, or until I read Boyd’s response letter (on Barr’s behalf), to Nadler’s inquiry seeking reassurance over Spygate. Boyd, wastes no time in resorting to “word-games,” giving Nadler what he wanted. Granted, it might’ve been to falsely put Nadler’s mind at ease… but I can’t see going to the trouble.

        If you missed it, the KEY points within: it’s a “REVIEW,” not an investigation. Expect ONLY a report at the end. It’ll somewhat “shame,” but then conclude via distortions & mental gymnastics– any wrongdoing was justified, & they didn’t really mean to do it.
        He makes clear related issues are just “MATTERS” (no explanation necessary, we know).
        He also clarifies it’s being handled internally, by an insider-group within D0J– having a significance that’s understood.

        This was all in the first few lines of the opening… probably more “hidden” in the rest. But that was enough for me to be disgusted. (Hint: words are everything to the Left. Placement is key. When something looks off/ misplaced/ redundant/ unnecessary– there’s almost always a REASON for it!)

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  2. FofBW says:

    We may be seeing several of PT’s administration leaving as the election nears.

    PT has a history of bring in and releasing folks with special talents for specific times and functions.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      NPR is spinning this as more of the scandal-plagued chaotic administration (while leaving out the part LawFare and Obama embeds are playing in it.)

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  3. The Akh says:

    I don’t know what happens to my posts sometimes.

    But, Paul Sperry is reporting that Trump wants Dan Coats out for stalling declassification!

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  4. sunnyflower5 says:

    Throwing a flag on the Dems, Dem Pundits, and Nancy’s daughter’s coordinated glowing reviews of the ‘sudden’ reporting Miami Herald.

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  5. For Eyes says:

    According to Wiki, there are 580 miles of wall / barriers along the 1954 miles of the US-Mexico border. That’s old and new. The rest is no more than “virtual wall” of surveillance equipment at most.

    Building the wall was perhaps the #1 campaign promise.

    We all know about the numerous roadblocks put into place to stop that.

    It would be great to hear about plans to plow through the roadblocks and get this done.

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    • ParteaGirl says:

      Check the twitter feed of We Build the Wall, Brian Kolfage.

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    • Sentient says:

      The plan must be to win back the House and never again get buffaloed by the likes of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell – instead, to ram through total wall funding (with necessary enabling legislation) and refuse to sign anything that doesn’t have it.

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      • rashomon says:

        The RepubiCONS of Global DISorder retired en masse from the 2018 election “to spend more time with their families” while prominently disagreeing with Donald J. Trump’s campaign promises of more and better jobs, immigration controls, and renegotiation of bad trade deals and harmful agreements — 20 from The House . Many were professional D.C. politicians, who had stayed too long and may not have survived scrutiny for their deeds gone wrong, while others were RINOs unmasked by PDJT’s policies.

        We voters need to identify excellent candidates for all available offices and do everything possible to elect the. Note your favorites here at CTH for others to consider supporting, too. Contributions can cross state lines, ya know! Better we decide than the RNC.

        https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_U.S._Congress_incumbents_who_did_not_run_for_re-election_in_2016

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    • lurker2 says:

      The way to plow through the roadblocks is to elect better people into Congress. We have the opportunity to weed out losers every 2 years. If people keep voting stupidly like they did in 2018 (Romney? really?) then Trump is going to have a difficult time accomplishing his MAGA goals. You know he’s tried numerous times to overcome the difficulties but he’s not a dictator and he doesn’t have full and complete power to do anything he wants.

      Instead of focusing on what you would like him to do but hasn’t been done yet, focus on the upcoming election. What are you going to do to ensure Trump wins and he has proper support in Congress?

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        Great idea! Unfortunately what we are instructed to do by regular posters here is “hold your nose and vote “R.” Then those same posters tell us that it’s a “uni-party”: R = D. We are told NOT to vote character…but instead vote party. We are told NOT to vote for an Independent, Libertarian, or Constitutionalist because that is really a vote for a D. But if D = R, then what difference does it make? SMH

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        • lolli says:

          Yep. And only uniparty on a ticket.
          How do you vote them out when they have made sure we have no other choice?
          If we do pick the wrong one, they harvest votes to correct us.

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          • Katherine McCoun says:

            MAGA is won or lost in the PRIMARY.

            If you are not involved Right now in getting MAGA candidates to run, if you are Already involved in your locall GOP to know who the possible MAGA candidates are…then therein lies the problem!

            The time for Vetting and encouraging MAGA candidates is Now. If you arent involved then dont be surprised if no one else is either and all you have on the ticket for the primary are varying shades of RINO.

            I Promise you that the GOPe has people working in every county, in every congressional district in every state. They have farm teams in local and star politics, grooming GOPe “teanplayers” fir the national stage.

            GOPe WILL be on the ticket in the primary.

            Will MAGA candidates be on the primary ticket? That is up to us in each of our local and state GOP. Are you involved or have you surrendered your local and state GOP to the Uniparty by default, not even showing up to fight?

            If you wait until Nov then we are too frequently merely voting for which flavor of the Uniparty we want in power, R or D. Always better to have R than D but if your R choices are GOPe v. MAGA that is because that fight was lost, usually do to uninvolvement, prior to and during the primary.

            Want good R’s next Nov? Get involved and active now and fight for MAGA in the primary!

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            • KnowSERENoFear says:

              Great at your location. In my State, GOP WON”T endorse MAGA. So it’s vote D, or vote R that is really a D, or vote character (Independent, Libertarian, Constitutionalist, or don’t vote. So I take Constitutional door #2, move to a different State.

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              • Katherine McCoun says:

                In the primary the GOP doesn’t “endorse” anyone.

                The GOPe machine Will have their candidates lined up, funded and ready. It is to YOU/local voters to find other GOP candidates to run against the GOPe machine candidates in the primary.

                Local Voters/You vet the candidates at the local level be part of a group that gets MAGA candidates to run in the GOP primary.

                When I say “MAGA” I mean a MAGA Republican running in the GOP primary.

                And if there aren’t any MAGA GOP candidates, Why? What do the people at your local GOP meetings say? Who do you think would make a good MAGA candidate out of those who are active in your local GOP?

                If you are still saying your only choices are GOPe candidates or Dem then you still aren’t thinking about the Primary! You vote only R candidates in the Primary.

                1) Election 1 next year: MAGA wins/looses in the Primary.
                2) Election 2 next year: Nov is for R or D and if MAGA wins in the primary you have a good candidate and if the GOPe won in the primary….WHY?

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                • KnowSERENoFear says:

                  Not here. GOPe will ruin anyone that tries to primary a GOPe. Seen it happen a dozen times. ALL opposition in primary to incumbent GOPe are destroyed….slaughtered and slandered in the press, zone officials descend on their properties to find discrepancies and violations, businesses audited and fined until they just can’t take it anymore. Even their campaign signs pulled (I’ve personally place 150 signs for a candidate to see everyone of them pulled within 24 hours)…and the police turn a blind eye.

                  Ex: https://www.5280.com/2006/08/who-stole-my-yard-sign-who-cares/

                  Having said this…I applaud your efforts Katherine McCoun. Your perseverance is truly commendable and you are a credit to a grateful nation!

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              • Doogiesblog says:

                I’m packing as you type and moving out of California.
                I am kissing only my Democrat family members goodbye because the Republican side has already fled this leftist state.
                I’m dancing as I pack!

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                • Katherine McCoun says:

                  I can almost hear the music as you dance and read the comment as if it is sung! 😀 best of luck to u and stay safe as you move!

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                • KnowSERENoFear says:

                  Good on you! Move to a place filled with Patriots and a State at least trying to preserve it’s sovereignty! The Framer’s intended for us to vote with our feet. States like CA are enabled by the middle-class who think they can wait out socialism. I say, move and let the socialist sink from the weight of their own welfare.

                  I am excited for you Doogiesblog! KM makes great points, but all while trying to get a MAGA candidate in the primary, I’m paying taxes that allow socialists to continue to indoctrinate our children, give my property to an illegal alien, abort children, enslave minorities, and take my guns. No Thanks.

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                • Katherine McCoun says:

                  I appreciate your point of view and your experiences and your gracious tone in spite of your real life experience, history and effort –>> all of which I, of course, applaud and am grateful for as a fellow American. We are each dependent on each other to do our part in our own local areas/regions/states as it all adds up in Congress.

                  I also appreciate you patience when faced with my enthusiasm and pollyanna attitude.

                  To be perfectly frank, I have seen exactly what you are talking about here in rural TN …. and it is UGLY!!! Dirty politics from GOPe candidates in state races who have tremendous connections.

                  Eye opening, discouraging…they were/are DIRTY!! Threatening people’s jobs, for instance, if they don’t stop publicly supporting the MAGA candidate (not on job time or with job resources – just in spare time/personal life). Spreading fake news/outright lies around the community, church congregations, the glossy mailers, etc.

                  I confronted one such politician and he said, Yes, that stuff wasn’t really true…but its just the way politics are done. He Admitted that in front of a group of GOP women in his district!!!! GREATLY regret not having that on video! And he had been Long time fellow church members with his primary opponent. UGLY and Dirty.

                  So, you see I am not really just all sunshine b/c of ignorance or living in a sheltered MAGA haven. I am really not coming from a place of naiveté –>> come from a place of determination! Iron resolve to not stop.

                  One way is to educate voters so that they are at the meetings where these things are said, they can vet for themselves the candidates and know the truth v. relying on campaign/advertisement mailers/info.

                  Grow the numbers of those who hear them as candidates make their promises and hear their responses to questions so that they can then compare what was said to what they actually do and vote even better the next time around.

                  Discouraging at times? Absolutely! Defeated? In particular races, yes, but in the over all political fight…not defeated unless I, and many others like me, quit.

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        • CM-TX says:

          Agreed. Besides, the countless seats that are bought & paid for, & serve only their owners/handlers interests– even foreign. So they won’t be going anywhere. Those spots are maintained by any means necessary. Money is also the deciding factor for any new candidates.

          Might’ve been different had the 2016 voter & election fraud been aggressively addressed, or even properly exposed (minus noble efforts of outsiders). But it was allowed to go unchecked, only expanding with even more brazen ways of cheating in the midterms.

          With our election system now compromised… the only way things change, or for Congress to really improve– is by forced removals. The only way to reasonably do so– investigate, a/o hold each one accountable for their countless crimes.

          Or we can just ignore reality, play their game by pretending our voting makes any significant impact or difference… past the limited cases it’s allowed to. The status-quo only tanks from here.

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          • lolli says:

            👍CM-TX

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          • Katherine McCoun says:

            There are those making things happen. There are those wondering what happened. There are those who take a seat and watch what is happening.

            Sounds like you are the latter. So, fine, take your seat and do nothing.

            However, your defeatist comment is proven 100% false by the fact that we have President Trump for POTUS and that he first won the GOP primary. Yes, it was a Touch fight. But we won!

            Every election is up for grabs if there are enough informed people involved.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Remember that not EVERY “roadblock” can be “plowed through.”

      This President is unlike Ozero, who ignored law, procedures, and traditional PDJT follows the law.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      Because as we all know, Wikipedia is sooooo trustworthy.

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  6. Mongo says:

    Justin From Canada’s purple trade negotiator Christina Freidland is at it again.
    She’s hosting a Press Freedom Conference and banned the only two conservative journalists from the conference.
    And her press monkey told the Rebel Media reporter that she couldn’t film her, at a press freedom conference.
    Shockingly the Canadian liberal media stood up to her and refused to go unless everyone was allowed in:

    The Press Freedom Conference is where they discuss who will be getting what part of the $595 million that Justin is using to buy the media in Canada.

    (posted this earlier in the wrong thread, whoops.)

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  7. Paul says:

    PDJT Knew What We All Were Thinking.

    PDJT Rightfully Played Politics For those Moments when Paul Ryan was Speaker because the President needed the Republican Party Platform and for other obvious reasons.

    PDJT Tweet
    Paul Ryan, the failed V.P. candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ultimately became a long running lame duck failure, leaving his Party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader……

    PDJT Tweet
    ….When Mitt chose Paul I told people that’s the end of that Presidential run. He quit Congress because he didn’t know how to Win. They gave me standing O’s in the Great State of Wisconsin, & booed him off the stage. He promised me the Wall, & failed (happening anyway!)……

    PDJT is waiting for the right moment to call out each RINO; adapt or be replaced.

    PDJT has known What We are/were All Thinking. (All = Most regarding the Rule of Law)

    PDJT has played Strategic Politics for over 3-years never losing sight of having normal investigative/prosecutorial policies and procedures implemented for all those involved in not enforcing the criminal codes for political reasons, (Hillary Alleged Emails, etc.) a criminal act and all involved in an on-going coup.

    After Indictments of criminals and the saving of the Rule of Law and the Constitution; PDJT will have the Power not to play politics and call out each RINO and each Host of every Media Outlet who directly (Mountains of Video Trails) aided and abetted criminal acts intentionally.

    As a result of PDJT implementing Equal Justice; PDJT will win the Presidency by a “larger” landslide. Most of the RINOS will be replaced and the Fake Media will be destroyed.

    Most importantly the Rule of Law will be enforced again to protect the intentional elimination of the Constitution and our way of life.

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    • Kathy says:

      Yep…P/T knew more than all of us 20 years ago and was hoping another President would have saved our way of life.

      Supporters must understand that all Wars are made up of many battles and some you lose and some you win. Never get discourage/emotional during the battles and support the President during his on-going changing strategies in knowing President Trump will Win this Legal Civil War.

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    • Scott says:

      Ryan fired away first. Trump responded. It’s how he operates.

      If Ryan said nothing, Trump would say nothing, but Ryan and others can’t keep their mouth shut and are shocked that Trump would he so mean!!

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    • Courtney says:

      PT was unbelievably patient in watching Paul and the Rinos intentionally not defend/investigate this coup. The Coup’s goal (Globalist) is to completely destroy the Rule of Law to guarantee the taking apart of the Constitution. Now Paul is on the Board of Fox News (Globalist) showing the clear direction of Fox News. P/T Enforcing the Rule of Law will destroy their plan and win this civil war.

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  8. Katherine McCoun says:

    I am so frustrated at the lack of availability of the Q & A after President Trump’s remarks yesterday in the White House at the Social Media Summit.

    The networks shut off the cameras and literally left the room when the Q & A began. They refused to cover the 2nd portion of the event!!!!

    have they ever done this before with any other event?

    They literally SCREAM when POTUS makes his remarks and leaves the room without addressing their own Questions and they would freak if the WH said no more cameras for press Q & A’s! This tells me their Q & A’s are not for public info per se but for their own narrative and showboating (as if we didn’t already know this) because if their concern was recording for public info then this Q & A would have been record and publicly accessible just like any other.

    Essentially – they censored these people and President Trump while they were in the WH!!!!

    WH should require full broadcast for those given rights to stream an event. Not necessarily on their networks but on their live streaming and for recording the full event of purposes of “The Record” and for public release. They stopped completely and the public as no access to the Q & A based on network choices.

    Essentially, they shut down President Trump’s answers with those in the room to all public access. They prevented the entire American public from knowing what went on in a public meeting of our POTUS. Is this precedented or just unheard of?

    Did the WH know that those recording/streaming would choose to stop doing so prior to the end of the event? Is there footage to release or did all cameras shut down shop?

    WH needs their own cameramen and live streaming so they are not dependent on fake news for public access!

    Very clever of the MSM/fake news and the WH needs/ought to correct the situation. I hope they do!

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  9. sunnyflower5 says:

    FACT—Law breakers get separated from their families.
    And, picking up Collateral Law Breakers is a good thing.—- if a murderer happens to be there, picking them up would be a good thing.

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  10. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • MDNA I says:

      Until 2002 & the 911 Commission Report, the Director of the CIA (D-CIA) wore another hat as Director of National Intelligence (DCI). I’ve wondered for a while what difference it actually made in practice to establish a separate cabinet level position for NatIntel

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        There is NO authority given to the federal government for a CIA, FBI, or DNI. Therefore, they are unconstitutional. Therefore, all must be dissolved or the Constitution shredded.

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        • MDNA I says:

          The National Security Act of 1947 created the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence & legally defined the Intelligence Community.

          The Office of the Director of National Intelligence likewise was created by an act of legislation

          Statutory authority exists
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_Reform_and_Terrorism_Prevention_Act

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          • KnowSERENoFear says:

            IF the DNI falls UNDER (funding and authority) the military, then I concur.

            But legislation can NOT add an enumerated authority to the federal government…only an amendment to the Constitution can add/delete power to the federal government. The states, via ratification, CREATED the federal government to act on their behave in FEW and DEFINED ways in 1789. As such, the federal government is the creature of the States and can NOT amend itself. The vehicle for altering the Constitution, is to amend the Constitution.

            I believe the National Security Act of 1947 also created the Air Force (under the military). Since “air power” did not exist in 1789, it makes sense to add this to the military. BUT, intelligence was a well-defined and a used commodity in 1789…so why didn’t the Framers include it in the Constitution? They didn’t…so we can assume that intelligence was part of “war,” or “militia.” And as such, DNI must fall under military funding and control.

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            • KnowSERENoFear says:

              BTW – the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act…the Bush product that used 9/11 to justify stripping us of our privacy and property without due process nor warrant…the same one that gave us FISA/FISC abuse…is ALSO unconstitutional.

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              • TPW says:

                None of it would be necessary if extreme vetting of immigrants and strict border controls were in place. I think we all know that the Act was not put in place to keep us safe from terrorist. Some very high powered individuals used the opportunity to make big money and with the added benefit of controlling us. And now spying on political opponents and foreign leaders. Sad to think of all the debt caused not just by waste but stolen for nefarious reasons and supporting this kind of control arm of the government. We could overnight cut our debt by huge amounts by doing away with most of the unneeded Departments with their millions of overpaid federal employees. Go ahead Mr. President let Dan Coats Department be the first. They are all just a huge Democrat voting block anyway.

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            • MDNA I says:

              OK ……………… but I’m not going into counter-factual conditionals such as “if X had been the case instead of Y” or other possible alternate histories

              My point is POTUS seems to find the ODNI redundant & I have wondered myself if it is redundant

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    • California Joe says:

      Get rid of Coates, Wray and Gina Haspel. Fire all of them now!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      “…and is eager to disband the “unnecessary” agency altogether”

      Wow.

      I think this is huge because and administrative death in the government is a rarity. But besides that it also says that all you DeepState losers waiting your turn in the chamber to play your games will soon be playing with yourself instead. Because there is no “next” up.

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  11. littleanniefannie says:

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  12. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  13. ms Idaho says:

    http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=151872
    ‘congress’ (House) votes to protect iran against military action. Does this have to go to the Senate?

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    • Nick the Deplorable says:

      Yes, and not with enough votes to override a veto.

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    • ilcon says:

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      • ilcon says:

        Trump actually ended the war in short order. Gaetz partnering with a communist is not a good look.
        Of course Commie Cavuto mischaracterizes the drone shoot down.

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        Some may not like the answer, but Congressman Gaetz is correct: ONLY Congress may declare war and allocate funds for such. War Powers Act is null and void…one branch CAN NOT transfer their power to another branch…otherwise we do NOT have separation of powers…which counters the Constitution. IF we want to grant the POTUS the authority found in the War Powers Act, then amend the Constitution and give the POTUS that power. BUT no law can amend the Constitution…PERIOD.

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        • Matthew LeBlanc says:

          I’m with Gaetz on this one. Until the President no matter who it is can’t just start bombing whoever he feels like it, the endless perpetual war the MIC wants and gets will never end.

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          • KnowSERENoFear says:

            YES SIR! Last declared war by Congress was WWII. How many trillion of OUR tax dollars…how many thousands of OUR sons & daughters have died or been mutilated since then? All without our consent. Our Framers placed the authority for war in the hands of We the People through our Representatives…because it is US who suffer war – not the POTUS. If we allow the current POTUS to arbitrarily commit us to war because we “like” the current POTUS…then we better be prepared to “like” it when the POTUS is “sleazy Joe,” or “Heels-up Kamala,” or “Buttplug”….and so on.

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            • ilcon says:

              I agree with all three of you. However there is no way Trump is going to get in a long protacted war in the ME. Which is what both keep saing in this clip.
              That’s what troubles me, especially Gaetz partnering with a known America hater who would love to kneecap Trump any way he could.

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              • KnowSERENoFear says:

                “However there is no way Trump is going to get in a long protacted war in the ME.”

                Correct…because the Constitution doesn’t give him the power, unless and until, war is declared by Congress.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      There’s many way we can screw with Iran that don’t include military action.

      For instance, more sanctions. Oh, you don’t want more sanctions and you ruled out military action, John Kerry’s talking to Iran – you’re soft on Iran!

      Or, the one that really is effective – enter the Treasury cutting off people and countries who work with Iran. Widen that death sentence.

      Oh look Iran just fired on American vessels – Congress?

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Isn’t that slightly overstepping the boundaries of the separation of powers?

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  14. lurker2 says:

    Acosta resigned? If true, I’m happy about it.

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  15. sunnyflower5 says:

    What..what? ‘Under God’?…..

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I watched a short interview with an analyst on Bloomberg News that said consumer spending that makes up 70% of the economy remains strong.

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  16. Bubby says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/07/12/bill-weld-i-can-win-the-new-hampshire-primary-which-would-fatally-wound-mr-trump-politically/

    I live in Texas so I don’t know if this is really possible, if he can even get on the ballot. But I do know NH is an open primary State and has been infiltrated by a lot of leftists from New York and Massachusetts. I’m against open primaries because I believe they allow Democrats to pick our primary candidates. They vote Republican in the primaries and Democrat in the general election. IMHO

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  17. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • Robert Smith says:

      The Summer of 1969, John F. Assassinated, Bobby – Assassinated.

      US Senator Ted Kennedy of the Kennedy political, nay ROYAL, dynasty:

      “Mom, can I borrow your car? I have a date with a girl!”

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  18. ilcon says:

    This is a brilliant smack down of David “I’m with her” French.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/382231.php

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Thanks – that was a fun and delightful read! Cant stand French!

      Lives in small town, rural TN, paid out of DC, but has a feeble grasp of what his neighbors lives are realky like.

      New Yorker Trump understood citizens in and around columbia TN better than French who thought small towns deserved to die, am opinion he had the luxury to have due to his DC paycheck while living in small town U.SA

      He is such an elitist hypocrite, an example of th3 worst of the GOPe and NeoCons

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  19. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Michael Caputo|7/11/2019

    https://www.stillstandingpodcast.com/podcast/episode/199fd729/the-epstein-spectacle-episode-41

    The Epstein Spectacle (Episode 41)
    Topics: As the Epstein spectacle continues to unfold, who else may get caught in his wake and brought down next? * What’s going to happen with all these new Democrats? * What issues should really matter most to President Trump going into 2020?

    https://www.stillstandingpodcast.com/

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  20. getfitnow says:

    FTA – The 9th Circuit Court ruled that taxpayers may abort funding for Planned Parenthood.

    Our money, our choice.

    Reuters reported, “A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected emergency bids to temporarily set aside its recent decision allowing the Trump administration to enforce a ‘gag rule’ that could strip Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers of federal funding for family planning.

    “By a 7-4 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand its June 20 decision lifting injunctions blocking enforcement of the rule, which makes clinics ineligible for Title X family planning funds if they provide abortion referrals.”
    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/07/9th-citrcuit-sides-with-trump-over.html

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  21. rashomon says:

    Just who is Jackson Cosko, the mastermind behind what prosecutors have called ‘the largest data breach in Senate history? Luke Rosniak interviewed at American Thought Leaders on Jeffery Epstein, Imran Awan and much more.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dman says:

      I hope someone sends the link to this excellent interview to Paul Ryan. Especially after reports and exerts from Ryan’s book mocking Trump as an incompetent gov. official. Back at you Rino Ryan, you jack ass.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Jenevive says:

    Reading on Twitter from Washington Examiner
    that Acting DHS head McAleenan is under federal
    investigation for leaking confidential information.
    (the ICE raids)

    Liked by 3 people

  23. ilcon says:

    Liked by 4 people

    • Rynn69 says:

      The whole world is under investigation, but REAL perps have not been prosecuted and sent to prison. AG Barr, America is waiting patiently. America expects justice SOON. America is a country where justice applies EQUALLY.

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  24. Troublemaker10 says:

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  25. ilcon says:

    Heelairus.

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  26. ilcon says:

    Lawdy.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • Joemama says:

      Can Weissman be punished if it is proven that he was running entrapment schemes? That mofo needs to go to jail in a big way! Actually, I believe he deserves much worse. He is evil incarnate. I’d settle for a long jail sentence in the general population though.

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      • sunnyflower5 says:

        Did Weissman lose his license after Enron?

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      • Matthew LeBlanc says:

        I read somewhere that Federal prosecutors receive some sort of immunity from prosecution in instances such as these. I”m not sure if that applies if civil rights were violated as I believe there is a specific law against using the law to violate civil rights. But my memory is that a prosecutor using entrapment who’s case is tossed is under no threat of prosecution. Be interested in what our lawyer community says.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Most of FBI arrests seem like entrapment to me but I haven’t had the elite training they had.

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  28. Dora says:

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  29. Outerlimitsfan says:

    Apparently the Iran Bill limiting military action passed in the House today included provisions blocking Trump spending money on the border Wall? According to Walk Street Journal article I read. Yet Matt Gaetz and 25 Republicans voted for that? Unreal.

    Hopefully it is veto proof.

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  30. cheryl says:

    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6185644/Sealed-Order.pdf
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CONCORD MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING LLC, Defendant

    Federal judge has issued a significant rebuke of a core Mueller claim. Mueller claims that the IRA — a Russian troll farm — was the 2nd of “two principal interference operations” by Russian gov’t. But as judge notes, Mueller’s implied link between IRA & Russian gov’t was false:

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    • Robert Smith says:

      This is besides the fact that the Facebook data guy laughed at these assertions before Facebook shut him up.

      Liked by 2 people

    • I know that Mr. Mueller never imagined that any of the “Russians” he accused would actually show up in Court. Suddenly, his clap-trap is being evaluated, not by the idiots in Congressional committees, but by the actual US Justice system. They’re not applying imaginary interpretations of law nor standards of evidence, but the real ones. And Mueller’s junk is falling apart at the seams.

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  31. hoosier1476 says:

    This is very good news about an important issue, which is the silencing of right wing voices on social media. Received this via email as I am signed up for updates from The White House:

    “President Trump on social media bias: ‘They’re playing with a lot of minds”

    West Wing Reads

    President Donald J. Trump called out social media censorship and bias during a first
    -of-its-kind summit at the White House yesterday, warning that legislation could follow
    “if Silicon Valley doesn’t change its ways,” Mark Moore reports for the New York Post.

    “I am directing my administration to explore all regulatory and legislation solutions to
    protect free speech and the free speech rights of all Americans — that’s you people in this
    room,” the President said at the Social Media Summit at the White House. “We hope to see
    transparency, more accountability and more freedom — that’s on both sides.”

    President Trump recognized the attendees for challenging both the establishment media and
    corporate censors and bringing more information to light for the American people.

    Click here to read more.”
    https://nypost.com/2019/07/11/trump-rails-against-bias-social-media-sites-during-summit/

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  32. ilcon says:

    She proudly proclaimed she was going to end the shootings and killing. Just another lying democrat.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      An excellent idea! Re-establish State/City sovereignty!

      Now the federal government can cut ALL federal funds from IL/Chicago…and apply the savings to our national debt.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      Poor move, but I’m sure the citizens of Chicago are already looking to the next mayor.

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    • Dekester says:

      Serious question here. Are there no penalties for these elected officials that seriously jeapordize the safety of its citizens and law enforcement.

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      • ilcon says:

        Yes, but I’ve not seen it applied to a government official.

        https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Citizens get killed enough by illegals in Sanctuary cities and I don’t think any public official has ever paid a price, lost a job or probably even feel guilty for this idiocy.

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        • KnowSERENoFear says:

          Of course not…the citizens pay the legal fees for public officials…the citizens pay for the physical security of the public officials…the citizens pay for the illegals…the citizens pay for the homeless….the citizens pay to rehabilitate and incarcerate the criminals….the citizens pay those that don’t work….there’s a whole lot reasons why Sanctuary cities are desirable to a lot of people.

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  33. wtd says:

    IT Services Companies And Clients Bear Brunt Of H-1B Crackdown
    High H-1B denials for professionals who work for IT services companies and their clients are harming the competitiveness of U.S. companies.

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    • The holder of a non-immigrant visa is an indentured servant – a legal status expressly prohibited by the 13th Amendment in 1865. This indenture is literal, created by the “sponsorship” requirement. This person cannot leave his job.

      Ordinarily, the visa holder does not have a car and is entirely beholden to his “handler” for food and board. Because he is not an American citizen and can never become one, laws such as minimum wage do not apply to him. Most visa holders “owe their souls to the comp’ny store.”

      I personally witnessed 17 identically-dressed young men walk out of a (spotless) one-bedroom apartment in a tony suburb of Nashville to board a mini-bus that would take them to their IT jobs. I peeked. The apartment was filled with sleeping bags.

      I also am personally aware – having been inside – that the Tennessee Department of Employment Security, which issues unemployment checks, does not employ Tennesseeans anymore. They have a large room full of cubicles with photographs at the head of each row and beside each cube, because Americans cannot pronounce their names.

      They tried to outlaw it 134 years ago. But still, here it is. I have seen it with my own eyes.

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  34. sunnyflower5 says:

    Thank you, Mr. Homan!

    Liked by 5 people

  35. ilcon says:

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  36. alligatriot says:

    More winning. (Nope. Not tired yet.)

    9th Circuit (!) says President Trump can withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities”.

    https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/452862-9th-circuit-rules-in-favor-of-trump-admin-in-sanctuary-city-case

    (Apologies if posted earlier. Didn’t see it.)

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  37. KnowSERENoFear says:

    A great testament to the charitable nature of the late Ross Perot. May he Rest In Peace.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/07/12/rick-perry-now-ross-perot-gone-can-tell-story

    Liked by 1 person

    • MaineCoon says:

      What a beautiful story about a very generous and giving man and I don’t mean the money he gave. He had a vry big heart. Hope people read this article.

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  38. ilcon says:

    Another out of the circus.

    Liked by 5 people

  39. I don’t instigate political conversation at work but I also don’t back down if certain things come up. I have made it very clear I am a loyal Trump supporter, that I adhere to the 2nd amendment rights, global warming is a hoax, etc. I work with a guy that is a bit more out spoken. He has a MAGA hat in his cube along with some political cartoons on the wall. Over the past few months we have gotten to know each other a bit better (he is a super interesting and neat guy). Today he came to my desk and gave me these. Said he was pretty sure I would like them. I love them! 😁🇺🇸

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  40. MaineCoon says:

    Eventually the world catches up with Sundance. Judicial Watch has obtained docs confirming Weissmann picked the HOAX Team, as SD has said for at least a year. Thanks JW!

    Judicial Watch has obtained documents confirming Weissmann picked the team. Mueller was just a figurehead. So not only was Weissmann part of the set-ups in 2016, he basically led following through with his entrapment schemes. Unbelievably corrupt. https://t.co/ii71hepyjA— OverTheMoonbat⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@OverTheMoonbat) July 12, 2019

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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  41. ilcon says:

    More Homan.

    Democrats are racists.

    Liked by 4 people

  42. Apfelcobbler says:

    From the presser:

    “A group of people that came from — I don’t know where they came from. I’m looking at this Omar from Minnesota, and if one half of the things they’re saying about her are true, she shouldn’t even be in office.”

    PT’s got her number!

    Liked by 2 people

  43. sunnyflower5 says:

    Wow! Biden just opened up about “his little money” – which is just enough to live on for the next two years. He also built his “one extravagance” which was his beach house. He was able to pay off all his other homes and put a new roof on one……but he’s OK for the next two years because he sold a best selling book about his son. He enjoys paying taxes and it should be more…..but he won’t be making any money for next two years. Just a humble middle-class guy with a middle-class upbringing.

    Find the video from Fox 6pm news

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  44. ilcon says:

    Robert, unable to reply upthread.
    The article states that Trump named names, but the author wouldn’t report, when in fact that is a complete falsehood.
    The EO was as I stated and has nothing to do with timing.
    The author lied.

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  45. ilcon says:

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  46. ilcon says:

    Which only proves the Ds are still the party of slave owners and slave traders.

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  47. DiU says:

    American Thought Leaders – please take the time & give this one a watch!

    The corruption, waste & mismanagement is sickening. I’m an Aussie, but I would bet that it’s happening here too..

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  48. notyetbeguntofight says:

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