August 23rd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #946

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  1. sunnyflower5 says:

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  2. wtd says:

    The Intelligence Assessment with Special Guest Host Diana West – The Bizarre “Epstein Barr Syndrome”

    Earlier…Diana West expressed her concerns about Robert Barr:

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    • Zippy says:

      William P. Barr (“Company man”? – Z)

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

      “While attending graduate school and law school, Barr worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1971 to 1977. He was first hired as a summer intern for two years. During his law school years he was an analyst in the (CIA) Intelligence Directorate division from 1973 to 1975, and then transitioning to an assistant in the (CIA) Office of Legislative Counsel and ‘agency liaison’ to Congress from 1975-1977.” [I won’t bother to post yet again the link to an image of his memo from the CIA Office of Legislative Counsel recommending that CIA document destruction should resume despite the order to stop same from the Church Commission investigating COINTELPRO – Z]

      “He wrote an advisory opinion justifying the U.S. invasion of Panama and arrest of Manuel Noriega.” “He wrote an advisory opinion justifying the U.S. invasion of Panama and arrest of Manuel Noriega.” [occurring less than one year after former CIA director GW Bush took office – it should have been called “Operation Shut Up Manuel about that CIA Iran-Contra Stuff” – Z]

      “He wrote legal justifications for the practice of rendition, so that the FBI could enter onto foreign soil without the consent of the host government to apprehend fugitives wanted by the United States government for terrorism or drug-trafficking.” [Meh, I actually liked that. – Z]

      “On December 24, 1992, during his final month in office, Bush, on the advice of Barr, pardoned Weinberger,[9][52] along with five other administration officials who had been found guilty on charges relating to the Iran–Contra affair. Barr was consulted extensively regarding the pardons, and especially advocated for pardoning Weinberger.”

      “Walsh complained about the move insinuating that Bush on Barr’s advice had used the pardons to avoid testifying and stating that: “The Iran-contra cover-up, which has continued for more than six years, has now been completed.” In 2003, he wrote an account of the investigation in his book, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up.”

      “Because of this and Barr’s unwillingness to appoint an independent counsel to look into a second scandal known as Iraq-gate, New York Times writer William Safire began to refer to Barr as ‘Coverup-General Barr.’ Barr, however, responded that he believed Bush had made the right decision regarding that and he felt people in the case had been treated unfairly.”

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  3. ilcon says:

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      as of right now, De Blasio’s tweet at 33 and grilled cheese close to 3,300
      Hilarious! Really a fun ride just as was predicted…insert picture of roller coaster here

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      • treehouseron says:

        It’s so hilarious. BTW I have a small business and we use facebook, etc. to advertise… lots of people and businesses make the mistake of buying followers. That’s how they get hundreds of thousands of followers, many of them are fake.

        So their thinking is, this will convince other people to follow them, etc. The thing is though, facebook /twitter/etc. don’t send your tweets or posts, to all of your followers. So when you see someone with tons of followers and no retweets, it’s because the moron made a post, and twitter/facebook picked 10% of his audience to send it to…. and they were all bots who didn’t reply, LOL

        Now if he just would have NOT bought followers, he would have probably gotten 300 retweets… because it only would have been sent to his actual followers. Then again, he may not have 300 actual followers.

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  4. ilcon says:

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  5. Dora says:

    So, Pocahontas is now using the fire to promote her agenda. How convenient.

    One could almost think it was started deliberately, for the cause!

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    • ilcon says:

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      So says a fake American indian, pathological liar, and gross ignoramus.

      To keep in mind: Pres. Obama was the only head of state making a deposit (1 $billion) into the climate change consortium of countries’ piggy bank, whereas not a single other head of state contributed even 1 cent.

      So much for the world being honestly concerned about climate change, the second largest hoax ever perpetrated on America with the approval of a president who promised to bring the sea levels down when there was no need to. I take for granted that it’s not necessary for me to remind you what the first largest hoax was.

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  6. Katherine McCoun says:

    survival rates for pancreatic cancer – not including previous health and advanced age. Doesn’t bode well if this is accurate to the type for which she was treated. Plus, previous cancers – is this a reoccurrence, spread of previous or another, new cancer?
    https://www.healthline.com/health/pancreatic-cancer/prognosis-life-expectancy#outlook

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    • snarkybeach says:

      I don’t believe a thing the left says about Ruthie’s “diagnosis”… remember how they touted her clean bill of health at Christmas. If she has pancreatic cancer, she should resign and spend what little time she has left with her family.

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      • Will says:

        She’s too consumed by hate for President Trump to do that. They’ll carry her out.

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        • CountryClassVulgarian says:

          Just like he-who-shall-not-be-named. I cannot the kind of hatred and evil that will make someone facing death persist in that evil. No sense of remorse. No sense of repentance. Just anger, hatred and bitterness. What a way to die.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        She was declared entirely cancer-free in January. That cancer must be really nasty if there’s no sign of it in January but by August she’s under the knife and getting irradiated.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      Ginsburg is getting treatment that ordinary cancer patients would be denied-and at one of the best hospitals. Makes this cancer pt very pissed off.

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  7. ilcon says:

    Commiefornia

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  8. ilcon says:

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  9. dufrst says:

    Here’s the question for Dems. How badly do you want Merrick Garland on the bench? What are you willing to give up for that appointment? If I am Trump, I am asking this question. Because I believe the Dems would practically give anything not to see Amy Coney Barrett replace Justice Ginsburg.

    My list of demands would include

    The Wall and end to birthright citizenship and closing all of the loopholes
    Reciprocal Trade Bill where the US can charge reciprocal taxes on whatever other nations charge us automatically
    USMCA and UK-USA trade agreements
    Middle class tax cut
    Drug reimportation bill
    Infrastructure bill
    Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare

    Yes, if the Dems gave me all that I would put Garland on the bench!

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    • MfM says:

      So RBG has had Colon, Pancreatic and Lung Cancer, now more tumors were found on her pancreas.

      Not even a year since the lung problem. She is 86, at this point it truly looks like she plans to die on the bench. I don’t thing politically she can be removed by Trump.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      NO. if the Dems want to pick a Supreme, they have to win an election.

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    • MfM says:

      Lefties on my FB feed are going bonkers. Pray for RBG!

      Where can I donate my Pancreas? and on and on.

      They know if she leaves the Supreme Court in the next few weeks, Trump will get to appoint a third Justice before the election. They are in an absolute panic.

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    • treehouseron says:

      As crazy as it sounds…. flipping one democrat judge to one conservative judge… would be worth more than all you mentioned… in my opinion. These judges hold court (literally) for 30 years, we can get more than even you mentioned done over the next 30 years with a lopsidedly conservative supreme court.

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      • dufrst says:

        Merrick Garland is no spring chicken. I agree with what your saying but keep in mind that if the Dems agree to that deal, Trump re-election is guaranteed, immigration and health care are now solved issues. Trump’s trade agenda proceeds with mighty momentum and the middle class will get the tax cuts we need so that we can face down China, not to mention more jobs from an infrastructure program.

        Besides, Breyer is 81 years old this year. How much longer does he have? And we will still maintain a 5-4 court.

        Having a 6-3 court doesn’t make a difference if you really think about it, not when you have Justice Roberts! I say, get as much as you can get for keeping the status quo at the Supreme Court.

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        • amjean says:

          Why do you trust the democrats to uphold their end of the “bargain” if that
          bargain is agreed to?

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          • dufrst says:

            I don’t trust them. Trump will announce the terms publicly. He can simply say “I’m willing to keep status quo on Court when Congress passes these bills….by end of this Congress session”.

            Remember without appointing anyone when Ginsburg passes, the Court goes to a 5-3 advantage to the conservatives anyway.

            The longer they take to pass the agenda, the more advantage the conservative court will have. That should motivate Dems to finally play ball on the domestic agenda.

            Another thing I left off the list is cabinet and administration appointments. All of those positions must be filled that have been delayed by Schumer! And lastly, if he can press this further, he can replacing Chairman Powell from the Fed !

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        Uhmmmmmm….SCOTUS is NOT supposed to be political!!!! To speak of democrat or conservative judges is ludicrous. Judges pledge an oath to the Constitution and NOT to a political party. Judges MUST be Constitutionalists/Originalists!

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    • lurker2 says:

      NYT and most other media on Jan 11 2019: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Cancer Free!

      Remember they told us she had a full body scan and she had no cancers anywhere in her entire body.

      And now this.

      We think it’s frustrating, imagine being a Democrat voter riding the rollercoaster of emotions. They were assured in January that she was going to make it! And now are being told she has pancreatic cancer. And it’s only August 2018. tick tock tick tock.

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      • lurker2 says:

        Daily Mail: Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, and only has a 20 percent survival rate in the first year after diagnosis and 7 percent five-year survival rate.

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        • lurker2 says:

          Probably the only reason she’s still with us is because she’s getting exceptional medical care very much unlike what the average middle- or lower-class person would ever receive. And she never has to fight about which costs are covered. Doesn’t have to do anything herself, her handlers take care of it all. And we taxpayers are covering all of it. Must be nice.

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          • listingstarboard says:

            You are absolutely right–most of us ordinary cancer patients would never be offered the surgery or treatments she is getting at MSK. My guess is she is getting the latest and best treatments that are too expensive or scarce for the average schmuck like me. The rest of us get nonstop toxic chemicals pumped into us at 50K a pop.

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      • lurker2 says:

        Daily Mail: In an official statement, the U.S. Supreme Court said: ‘Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor. ‘As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed. The Justice tolerated treatment well. She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule. ‘The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time.’

        No more cancer, everyone! She’s cancer free! No further treatment needed at this time! Just like they said in January! I don’t know about anyone else, but to me “cancer free” does not mean new tumors requiring surgery and radiation several months later.

        Joe Dan Gorman, you have soooooo much material for your next Froglegs video. 🙂

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      • Amy2 says:

        Wow. A full body scan? I don’t think my insurance would cover that.

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    • lurker2 says:

      Her numerous cancer treatments are costing us a bundle! I wonder what’s the total so far.

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  10. ilcon says:

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  11. Paprika says:

    Oh my Gosh-The stock market is crashing-Trump is destroying the market with his tweets,unstable policies, and stupid trade wars-We’re all going to die-We haven’t had a DJIA close this low since…..umm….oh….last Thursday!

    What a bunch of Chicken Little wankers! Damn shame all these financial gurus, savvy business exec.s, stock market geniuses, and talking heads have never listened to or watched any of President Trump’s (or citizen Trump’s) words or actions. At the least, they could have ‘edicated’ themselves by reading here at CTH if they wanted to know what was going to happen.

    All this constant caterwauling about the market while the President is trying to right 30+ years of willful wrongdoing by both China and our own leaders. And guess what? With all the doom and gloom, the market is still up almost 10% for this year after today’s close!!!!

    Stay strong, keep supporting Our Country and President, and MAGA on, fellow Treeper Patriots!

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  12. Ivehadit says:

    WE LOVE YOU, MR. PRESIDENT! ALL THE WAY! WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE SAFETY OF YOU AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY AND THOSE WORKING FOR YOU!
    xxxooo

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  13. citizen817 says:

    😂😂😂

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  14. linda4298 says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    …Additionally, the remaining 300 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, that was being taxed from September 1st at 10%, will now be taxed at 15%. Thank you for your attention to this matter!
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    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    5m
    …unfair Trading Relationship. China should not have put new Tariffs on 75 BILLION DOLLARS of United States product (politically motivated!). Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%…
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    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    5m
    ….Sadly, past Administrations have allowed China to get so far ahead of Fair and Balanced Trade that it has become a great burden to the American Taxpayer. As President, I can no longer allow this to happen! In the spirit of achieving Fair Trade, we must Balance this very….
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    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    6m
    For many years China (and many other countries) has been taking advantage of the United States on Trade, Intellectual Property Theft, and much more. Our Country has been losing HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year to China, with no end in sight….

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    • BitchyPants says:

      All the junk on Ebay that used to come from China is now coming from CA and NJ
      Heard this from “a friend” of course…

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  15. islandpalmtrees says:

    ***IMPORTANT***
    In 2016, who in the FBI had the authority to authorize NSA database access?

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    • Deplore Able says:

      The Assistant Attorney General for National Security Division was John P. Carlin. Technically he is DOJ rather than FBI, but he was formerly Senior Council to Mueller when Mueller was FBI director.

      If you are looking for the skunk who allowed private contractors to search the NSA database, look no further.

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  16. rashomon says:

    Today, the 4th part of Whitney Webb’s exposure of the Jeffrey Epstein intrigue exposes just how far back and just how many folk are involved. No wonder our leaders keep flaunting the law; we never punish them. Now the dots are becoming reconnected.

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/genesis-jeffrey-epstein-bill-clinton-relationship/261455/

    Whitney Webb — Spies and Secrets: The Real Jeffrey Epstein?
    The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
    Published on Aug 18, 2019

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  17. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    POTUS is headed to France tonight at around 10:40pm Eastern (scheduled). Could get an epic chopper presser then. Let’s hope!

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  18. lurker2 says:

    Daily Mail re Ginsburg: Ginsburg told NPR that every time she’s had cancer, it was her work on the Supreme Court that ‘saved’ her. ‘I had to concentrate on reading the briefs, doing a draft of an opinion, and I knew it had to get done,’ she said. ‘So I had to get past whatever my aches and pains were just to do the job.’

    If you had a case before the Supreme Court, would you want her being one of the decision-makers???? I don’t care which side you’re on, it’s not right for such a sick person to be making such important decisions.

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    • arete55 says:

      My observation was that RBG was “sick” before she got sick.
      She is the Liberal personification of ..”….when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands.”

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    • California Joe says:

      What? Why read the briefs or the law. RBG just automatically sides with the criminal, the illegal alien, the gay, lesbian or transgender side and if that’s not defining enough….against the police, immigration agents and the President of the United States. You don’t need no stinking law degree to do Ginsberg’s job!

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  19. sunnyflower5 says:

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  20. linda4298 says:

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/u-s-to-reopen-greenland-consulate The State Department says in a letter to Congress that reestablishing a consulate in Greenland is part of a broader plan to increase the U.S. presence in the Arctic

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  21. jeans2nd says:

    Recall that presser Sec Pompeo had yesterday with Canada’s insufferable Freeland?
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/22/god-bless-the-diplomatic-restraint-of-secretary-pompeo-joint-presser-with-sanctimonious-freeland/

    FTA – “In the Q&A portion of the presser Minister Freeland was specifically asked about why Canada continues to allow Chinese Steel to be dumped into Canada, and how the Canadian Steelworkers were impacted by this never-stopped (despite promises) process.”

    And now…for the rest of the story.

    Our friend Ezra Levant of Rebel Media and his news crew have been banned by Canadian officials from attending Canadian pressers, because free speech, yada yada yada.

    But Ezra Levant has been granted press access here in the U.S. So Ezra was there. That question was Ezra Levant’s question. Canadian press, knowing Ezra would not be allowed to ask a question of Freeland, asked that question for Ezra.

    Watch Sec Pompeo’s face as Freeland answers the question. Sec Pompeo smiles broadly, then gives Freeland The Stare, Freeland feels The Stare, turns and acknowledges The Stare.
    Sec Pompeo recognized instantly what was going on.

    Here is Ezra explaining. Start at 4:48 of this vid.

    Hey Freeland – Gotcha…AGAIN!

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  22. mark says:

    What was Ms. Lindsey just talking about on Martha McCallum just now????? T Taliban is gonna be the POLICE FORCE for isis!!!!!! WTF

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  23. ilcon says:

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      “Fly Away” + Warren’s Dance Moves
      All of her days have gone soft and cloudy
      All of her dreams have gone dry
      All of her nights have gone sad and shady
      She’s getting ready to fly
      Fly away fly away fly away

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  24. Joemama says:

    T-7741
    POTUS Tweet
    Donald J. Trump
    23 Aug 2019 – 12:01:20 PM

    The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

    We are so lucky to have a comedian as well as a wonderful president. Thank you President Donald J. Trump!

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  25. ilcon says:

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  28. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      He was NOT “conservative” although he gave to many GOPe/RINO candidates. They were for open borders…that is NOT conservative! They encouraged to vote Dem in ’16! NOT conservative to vote for Hillary

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  31. sunnyflower5 says:

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  32. ilcon says:

    Bazinga

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  33. sunnyflower5 says:

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  36. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  38. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  39. ilcon says:

    There’s not a D alive who believes in the Constitution.
    Congress is NOT above the law.

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  40. ilcon says:

    Chuck, talk with SloJo

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  41. ilcon says:

    Trump.

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  42. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    After the El Paso push by the Dems and the “recession”, POTUS back up to 50 in Rasmussen. I know polls mean little (especially the absurd AP poll mentioned here), but still shows POTUS’ strength in the face of the Dems and Media nonsense:

    The AP poll seems like a classic “moment in time” push poll. You pick the worst possible instant to take a poll (for POTUS), and then enhance the effect by giving the poll respondents a bunch of leading information before asking your biased questions (push poll). Typical leftist media hackery.

    As an aside, I have not been to Drudge in months and have no desire to ever go back. He’s a joke now.

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  43. sunnyflower5 says:

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  46. ilcon says:

    Kool

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  47. linda4298 says:

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2019/voters_don_t_trust_political_news_say_most_reporters_want Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Distrust of political news reporting remains at a record high, with just over half of voters now convinced that most in the media are out to get President Trump.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 32% of Likely U.S. Voters trust the political news they are getting. Most (54%) do not. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 20-21, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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  48. spoogels says:

    FBI Special Agent Jonathan Moffa told Congress on Friday that the FBI has used leaked stories to obtain FISA warrants, according to a congressional source.

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/08/27/source-fbi-congress-leaked-stories-spy-warrants/

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  49. ilcon says:

    Wayne Allyn Root.

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