July 22nd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #914

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761 Responses to July 22nd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #914

  1. ilcon says:

    See if it works this time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • km says:

      They brought it on to there self. Britain is not Britain anymore. Thanks to Trump USA is not the old Obama USA anymore either.

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    • CM-TX says:

      How nice for them. Maybe they should use a ☠️ Flag instead… b/c it seems like they’re actually playing “Pirates.” I wonder if UK agreed to play along? 😏

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Iran’s putting pressure on those nations close to the US to get them to pressure Trump to lift sanctions. Iran sort of underestimated those nations lack of political testosterone as they just sorta sat back and avoided looking Iran straight in the eyes – Japan’s already mumbling about negotiating with Iran and they haven’t grabbed a Japanese ship yet.

      Note that the IRGC’s doing the deeds, their boats placed the explosives on the ships UAE and international waters and in grabbing these ships. They have the primary Iranian state’s responsibility for the Gulf waters which adds another dimension to the issue, making it different from direct military matter.

      I like what Trump’s doing in having a US fighter air cover over US ships transiting the Straits or sailing within the operational envelope of IRGC ships. The other nations can either protect their own ships or just stop using the Gulf, that puts the pressure ball back in the European’s court.

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  2. ilcon says:

    Friggin Jerry is still calling Trump a racist.

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  3. ilcon says:

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  4. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    President Trump says that the U.S. military is no longer badly depleted. While true, I would feel much better if instead of building small littoral combat ships and short-range F-35s, we were building cruisers and long-range fighter jets.

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  5. freespeechfanatic says:

    Incredible story about how Andrew Weissman tried to cut a deal with Ukraine for dirt on Trump.

    https://tinyurl.com/y3pycrqr

    This guy is a rabid animal. At same time, this is huge embarrassment for the DOJ.

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  6. fanbeav says:

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    • Rhoda R says:

      We can fume or we can contact our Congress Critters to suggest that maybe universal Sovereign Immunity is perhaps not necessarily a good idea. Or we can grab a bunch of torches and attack the DOJ building in DC. I’m not sure any of these actions will do much good, but there you go.

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  7. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • CNN_sucks says:

      Wake me up if Barr has charge anyone. Losing faith of the DOJ and FIB. They are bunch of crooks and criminals now.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      From Solomon’s article:

      “At the time, pressure was building inside the DOJ and the FBI to find smoking-gun evidence against Trump in the Russia case because the Steele dossier — upon which the early surveillance warrants were based — was turning out to be an uncorroborated mess.
      […]

      Likewise, key evidence that the DOJ used to indict Firtash on corruption charges in 2014 was falling apart.
      […]

      In other words, the DOJ faced potential embarrassment in two high-profile cases when Weissmann made an unsolicited approach on June 4, 2017, that surprised even Firtash’s U.S. legal team.”

      What happened in June 2017?

      Why, Carter Page FISA Authorization #4 happened in June 2017, of course. Coincidence?

      According to https://www.emptywheel.net/2018/02/25/the-significance-of-the-january-12-reauthorization-of-carter-pages-fisa-order/

      Oct 21, 2016 => Comey + Yates
      Jan 12, 2017 => Comey + Yates
      Apr 1-12, 2017 => Comey + Boente
      June 29, 2017 => McCabe + Rosenstein

      The funny thing is that the FBI went to Deripaska in 2016, and Deripaska told them to GTFOH. Then they went to this other guy in 2017, and he told them to GTFOH. Crack squad, that DOJ/FBI.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Russians are not dumb people. Make up stuff against an American president and they will be completely exposed with no cover from ANY government.

        Liked by 2 people

  8. ilcon says:

    Ds only use children as props, they actually hate them.

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  9. ilcon says:

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  10. ilcon says:

    The Ds lost their collective stuff over Khashoggi but always support Iranian terrorists.

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  11. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      Sorry, I’m not pleased.

      Liked by 3 people

      • CM-TX says:

        If were being honest here… it kind of feels like he’s using the “military” card again. Sort of playing on Conservatives strong support of, so we might overlook things we maybe shouldn’t. But that’s just a theory.

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        • albertus magnus says:

          Does it include any funding for the wall? The article said that the DEMS agreed not to fight the money in the military from going to the wall but doesnt mention whether any additional money is being allocated or is it just the promise they wont opposed the money transfer.

          I guess that will be left to the liberal nonprofits to stop through the courts.

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  12. Appeals court rules against Trump administration on the indefinite detention of asylum seekers

    https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/454208-appeals-court-rules-against-trump-administration-on-indefinite

    Liked by 2 people

    • ilcon says:

      Time to tell them to pound sand. Only the president sets foreign policy not a robe.

      Liked by 6 people

    • nimrodman says:

      Fine

      Install immigration judges at the border and switch to a “last in / first out” policy and process their a$$es the hell out in 2 or 3 days – or as long as it takes for DNA tests to come back in the case of dubious “families”

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      • nimrodman,
        “or as long as it takes for DNA tests to come back in the case of dubious “families””

        Why wait for DNA test results funded by the U.S. tax payers? They came as families, they go back as families. Why waste time and our money trying to determine if they are related or not? Since when did this country became an orphanage for unwanted kids from their motherland?

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        • nimrodman says:

          well, sure – if you can pull that off, all the better
          I was just pointing out one of the absolutely weakest links it’s easiest to break

          but your solution certainly is a better one – thanks

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    • WSB says:

      Rotate these judges down to the border to a tent court. Enough!

      Basta!

      Liked by 4 people

  13. For Eyes says:

    There is no mention of wall money in press reports on the spending deal.

    So much for campaign promise #1

    Don’t fight, don’t get.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      TPP and NAFTA as well as all other trade deals were promise #1. The economy and to stop the U.S. From being ripped off.

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    • treehouseron says:

      For Eyes you sound like a very negative person. You ignore everything good that’s happening so you can complain about the one thing “press reports” have indicated to you, you should complain about.

      Why are you so negative? Are you negative about everything in life, or do you reserve your negativity for the greatest President the US has ever had?

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  14. MagaMia says:

    USA Today story on Mike Pence’s cancelled NH trip. It was to avoid a public appearance with Jeff Hatch, a former NY Giants player who “agreed to plead guilty to moving more than $100,000 of fentanyl from Massachusetts to New Hampshire, according to the report. ”

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/22/pence-reportedly-canceled-trip-avoid-alleged-drug-dealer/1798637001/

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    • CM-TX says:

      Interesting. There was a very bright gentleman on Mark Levin a few months ago, discussing the “bi-partisan” legislation that created only more restrictions in the medical field, as to prescriptions. We already know how well “gun-control” works out. More red-tape is never the answer.

      Anyhow he made the astute observation that prescriptions are NOT the problem. That more restrictive policies are really about creating more customers for the illegal market of street drugs.

      There’s a clear reason why reports show a trend of considerably lower pricing for the illegal crap that plagues our communities. Having also heard personal perspectives of it’s effects upon legitimate & law abiding Dr’s, pharmacists, patients, & insurance– his assessment was NOT wrong.

      I get that people can sometimes develop a bias to certain things in life. But these do have a tendency to color our judgement, & away from maintaining objective opinions where it’s concerned. The catch is recognizing that the bias exists, so that other’s may not take advantage of it.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Thank you for posting! Not real thrilled with USA Today, of course, but glad to finally get an update. 🙂

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  15. youme says:

    Dress rehearsals

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  16. ilcon says:

    If the Breitbart article posted earlier, Trump offered May assistance, this is nothing but bluster.

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  17. nimrodman says:

    Fox News Bret Baier just read a breaking announcement that “DOJ, in a letter to Mueller, has ordered (advised?) him not to go beyond the 4 corners of his report in his testimony”

    So it’s now more than Mueller’s preference, it’s DOJ policy

    Guess we can kiss all those GOP questions about origin, cell phones left in White House, etc goodbye

    Or – if not the questions – any expectation of an answer

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

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      • MagaMia says:

        Shouldn’t staying within the scope of the report apply to Andrew Weissmann’s closed door testimony as well?

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      • This will rule out testimony on two huge topics:

        1. The Hill article by John Solomon references a VERY aggressive and premature plea deal to a foreign oligarch by Weissmann on a prosecution which was already on thin ice, if he would only say what they needed about President Trump;

        And

        2. The “lawflog” article on the prior page referencing the fact that McCabe KNEW Seth Rich had been the source of the materials to Wikileaks and specifically advised that that fact was not to be disclosed in any FOIA request. He KNEW. Before the whole witch hunt started.

        How could Mueller possibly have taken the position and not have been privy to that?

        But this DOJ letter precludes any inquiry of these two topics and offers Mueller a handy dandy excuse.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        That’s Barr’s warning to Mueller to behave properly.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Jackie Speier said it was her “fantasy” to have Mueller read parts of his report for her. 🙄

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    • WSB says:

      So…there is lot of small ordnance in the report, so the true patriots can stick to that.

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  18. ilcon says:

    That’s the ticket.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. youme says:

    Nadler gets instructions from the Washington Post

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    • ilcon says:

      Dude was in Barry’s cabinet which means he likely new about the hoax.

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    • “… continued investigations beyond the Report?” Then, prithee, what exactly did the American people pay nearly $40 million dollars for? Spend 22 months for? No, seriously – I cannot get our time back, but I sure as hell want our money back.

      The Constitution apportioned a “separation of powers” very carefully, and it never gave the Congress law enforcement power nor judiciary power. When it said that an officer could be impeached [only …] for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” it went on to say that the offender would then face judicial consequences: indictment, prosecution, sentencing. It never contemplated a person who would then face no such things. The Founders knew that impeachment could be “pure political” (as it had been in England) and intended that it would not be so. The House of Representatives was never intended to be a police body, nor a court of law. Especially not a “kangaroo court” with its own “novel” interpretation of the law.

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  20. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • mr.piddles says:

      The key here is the last two sentences of Paragraph #4. This is a direct warning shot over Mueller’s bow — if you think this is going to be a Free-For-All discussion of your investigative material and POSSIBLE interpretations and conclusions NOT ALREADY IN THE REPORT… then think again, my friend.

      “Established Department policy also precludes any comment on the facts developed and legal conclusions by the Special Counsel with respect to uncharged individuals […]”

      This is exactly what Dersh was talking about a few weeks back. Per Department Policy, Mueller CAN NOT talk about evidence gathered and conclusions reached during the investigation that are not already disclosed and outlined in some fashion in the report. He can’t pontificate, or make s-word up. The DOJ letter also addresses redacted material specifically — this should be obvious, but who the Hell knows with these people. It also refers to executive privilege. Again, read those last two sentences of Paragraph #4, as well as Paragraph #5.

      HOWEVER… and, again, per Dersh… the DOJ letter DOES NOT preclude Mueller from responding to questions that are INDIRECTLY related to Weissman/Mueller Dossier process, evidence, conclusions, etc. For example, when Jordan asks: “When did you know the Russian Collusion Hoax was, indeed, a Hoax?”, Mueller is FREE TO RESPOND.

      So for those indirect questions… and there are some doozies… there are two options for Mueller:
      1.) Don’t answer at all or provide some obviously lame-o Non-Answer-Answer.
      2.) Tell the truth.

      Either of #1 or #2 is not good for Mueller or the legitimacy of the Special Counsel Probe.

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      • We already know – and, I daresay, so does William Barr and everyone else in the DOJ – that there’s nothing “legitimate” about this puny excuse for a Special Counsel. (Volume 1 sort-of meets the standard; Volume 2 is a mockery of it.) Nevertheless, I think that the DOJ / Barr / his-deputy is being very shrewd in presenting him with this very public letter. They are undoubtedly perfectly aware of how the Lawfare people have “coached” him. So: “if, for all this time, you have pretended to be a Special Counsel, we’re now going to hold you to it.”

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      • Leaving says:

        Could this be Mueller’s chance to “eject” from the “plane” by throwing Weissmann under the bus?

        “Frankly, I can’t answer your question because Weissmann was responsible for that.”

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  21. ilcon says:

    Rich Lowry involved in Epstein mess back in 2013. Thread.

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    • ilcon says:

      This is the first tweet.

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  22. youme says:

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    • JustScott says:

      Not sure this is correct, but, “Not Under Command Status,” means that the ship can not immediately respond with navigational manuvers to avoid other maritime traffic. Likely, it is just parked with the main engines shut down.

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  23. ilcon says:

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  24. sc consrv. says:

    Daniel Horowitz
    @RMConservative
    ·
    1h
    This, my friends, is why not a single mile of border wall or deportations have been funded for 2.5 years. Never threatens to veto or even push back or even get McConnell to fight them. Totally blesses their spending as his own. Thus, Dems have no reason to play ball on border.

    Daniel Horowitz
    @RMConservative
    ·
    1h
    So that’s the new yard stick? They get $2 trillion in debt increase, $320 billion in new spending, all his leverage on the border is gone, but….at least i didnt agree to them putting worse provisions in?

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  25. OhNoYouDont says:

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  26. sc consrv. says:

    Malcolm Tyler
    @MalcolmTVG
    ·
    2h
    Replying to
    @RMConservative
    “As we understand it, this agreement is a total abdication of fiscal responsibility by Congress and the President,” said Maya MacGuineas president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “It may end up being the worst budget agreement in our nation’s history.”

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  27. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • Rhoda R says:

      I seem to remember some of those so-called barriers were nothing more than crossed I-beams supporting a rail at about waist height. Yeah, real barriers there.

      Liked by 3 people

  28. ilcon says:

    Important update thread on Omar. More fraud uncovered.

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  29. ilcon says:

    Must read for any planning to watch Hannity tonight.

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  30. This is WHY, We do NOT need any more Refugees ..
    Brainwashed children..

    “We will stand on the heads of the apostates and crush them one by one. By the will of Allah, Islamic State caliphate remains,” five young boys and one little girl chant confidently with fingers waving, an ISIS signature, from inside a tent purportedly at al-Hol.

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/disturbing-videos-surface-of-refugee-children-praising-isis-and-vowing-to-crush-apostates-raising-questions-over-growing-radicalization

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Solution: Paper Routes and Lemonade Stands. Teach these youngsters some good ol’ fashioned Capitalism!

      But seriously… this shouldn’t be surprising. Kids are easy to brainwash, and that’s all this is. Young children in a refugee camp in Syria being brainwashed by ISIS programmers. It’s like the 10-year old soldiers in Congo a few years ago… abducted, indoctrinated, programmed… before you know it, got yourself an army of Killer Child Soldiers carrying AK’s and Machetes.

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  31. Troublemaker10 says:

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  32. WeThePeople2016 says:

    All the while lawsuits and Left-wing Judges blocking this at every turn.

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  33. ilcon says:

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  34. Troublemaker10 says:

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  35. Robert Smith says:

    Thomas Friedman reduced to screaming “Sh@thole… Sh@thole… Sh@thole” on CNN

    Of course – Friedman says Trump is calling them Sh@thole countries.

    O RLY?

    Did Trump break Thomas Friedman? I am wrong to expect better from Friedman?

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/453068-nyts-friedman-repeatedly-says-s-hole-in-tirade-against-trump-on-cnn

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  36. OhNoYouDont says:

    For the first time in four years, China’s Ministry of National Defense will release a white paper on the country’s overall national defense strategy. A short report published on the MND’s website on Monday said the report would be published on Wednesday.

    “The white paper on national defense titled ‘China’s National Defense in the New Era’ will be released on Wednesday at 10 a.m,” the report said. “The Information Office of China’s State Council will hold a press conference at the same time.”

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  37. ilcon says:

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  38. spoogels says:

    Behind Pence’s Air Force Two cancellation: A drug dealer

    The White House had been mum about the sudden cancellation of a vice presidential trip to New Hampshire earlier this month.

    https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2019/07/22/pence-air-force-two-heroin-bust-1425823?__twitter_impression=true

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  39. GSparrow says:

    The lengthy press conferences with visiting Heads of State make me uncomfortable as the visiting leader rarely gets a word in and the nefarious press are trying to cause trouble for POTUS. Today’s visitor, Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan is involved in at least 2 important and very sensitive issues. The negotiations with the Taliban and the most volatile–the Kasmir dispute with india.

    India’s Prime Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has totally denied claims that P Trump was asked by Modi to help mediate the dispute with Pakistan. I don’t know if this request was supposed to be secret and Modi is covering himself against the opposition or whether Modi never made the request. Either way this is a serious discrepancy. Too much loose lips with the nagging trouble making press is never a good idea and now what? So much for Kashmir mediation. It might have worsened the serious situation.

    Raveesh Kumar✔
    @MEAIndia
    We have seen @POTUS’s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President. It has been India’s consistent position…1/2

    11:28 AM – Jul 22, 2019
    8,957 people are talking about this
    —————————————————————
    Raveesh Kumar✔
    @MEAIndia
    Replying to @MEAIndia
    …that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism. The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally.2/2
    11:28 AM – Jul 22, 2019

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  40. spoogels says:

    This is the man who spied for the FBI inside Trump’s White House

    Anthony Ferrante
    aka the Ferret

    http://www.consultingmag.com/2018/06/07/qa-with-fti-consultings-anthony-ferrante/?slreturn=20190622223655

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  41. czarowniczy says:

    The unending drumbeat of attack on the Trump family continues with the attack on Ivanka for buying an all white dog: https://www.newsweek.com/ivanka-trump-dog-white-winter-daughter-gift-twitter-1450493

    In fairness to some of the responding haters her choice, had she have bought an all black or all brown one, would there be a worry that it would bite the hand that feeds it?

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  42. Lucille says:

    Fitton: Leftists in Trump State Dept. sabotaged Guatemala deal
    Fox Business

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