August 30th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #953

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591 Responses to August 30th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #953

  1. ilcon says:

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  2. For Eyes says:

    Did Barr give Comey a free pass to ease his own troubles with Congress?

    He has shown repeatedly the one thing you can count on him to do is spring into action anytime his own credibility and skin is on the line. And remain silent otherwise.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      No.

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    • He didn’t “give Comey a free pass.” He looked over the list of things that he knows Comey can be charged with, and decided that the materials detailed in the IG’s Report are not worth the time. Barr has much, much bigger fish to fry with which to put this man in prison.

      But – as is legally required – you’re not going to hear about anything in advance. When the indictments are unsealed they will be a surprise to everyone outside a closely-guarded inner circle at the Justice Department.

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      • swimeasy says:

        Well said Mike!

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      • albertus magnus says:

        So what happens if you are wrong and there are no indictments when the IG report comes out? Will you admit you were wrong and those that share your belief that supporters of PDJT have to be able to suspend their own critical thinking abilities to be fully supportive of the President?

        For those of us that truly support PDJT, and I include you, me, and most posters at CTH in that group, IF there are no indictments then PDJT’s re-election efforts are being undermined by this constant tick-tocking and trusting the plan talk.

        I believe that, if the economy remains good, and PDJT continues to hold the line on judicial nominees as well as trying to curb illegal immigration, you will be able to duplicate his 2016 victory. The American people will STRONGLY support his fight with China, at least among working class Americans.

        However, because of the constant Hannitytype spinning, some of PDJT’s supporters are already turning on him and talking about getting his rally attendees to wear yellow vests to protest PDJT himself at his own rallies. Just read the threads here.

        There is NOTHING that would EVER turn me against PDJT. He has ALREADY earned my trust and loyalty, even if the DEMS or GOPe produce a tape with PDJT and Putin dealing drugs at the border. Nothing will cause me not to support the best president of my lifetime.

        But the dividers in OUR moment are not the trolls…they are usually easy to spot. It is NOT even the marginal PDJT supporters like Cruz, Tillis, Graham, etc…..they arent going to undermine the re-election next year.

        Our foes next year will be the media, the Chamber of Commerce, the progressive//Socialists and the Congressional lackeys who have been bought and paid for by China, the Chamber and the Koch machine. And their biggest help will come from the very idiots inside the MAGA movement who ostracize other MAGA patriots for not trusting the plan.

        This stirring the pot better result in some indictments or the media loudmouths who keep peddling that BS will bear their own responsibility for his defeat next year, if some of his base is demoralized because their expectations were not met.

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        • I must – and do – trust that Barr, Durham, Horowitz and so on are legal professionals who know their duty to the country. I’m not going to second-guess their indictment decisions, nor their handling of the next part of the IG Report.

          I know that the President himself has stated that unearthing this conspiracy “will be a hallmark of his Presidency,” and it will be. I know also that Barr returned to the Attorney General post, becoming only the second person in history to have done so. I know that Durham has successfully prosecuted corruption in the FBI and other halls of Government. I trust them to do the right thing. I have to.

          I understand and accept the need for secrecy even though I am as impatient and sometimes as cynical as the next guy. Believe me. Of course there’s a part of me that says, “just give me a rope and a telephone pole and five minutes.”

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        • freespeechfanatic says:

          Nicely said, Albertus.

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        • For Eyes says:

          Alburtus:

          Very well said.

          A year ago those who gave up on Sessions were being attacked strongly by the Trust The Plan crowd. Some of those folks here gave up and left and are rarely seen here anymore. Maybe that’s the goal of some this time too.

          What I am mindful of is the difference between what we know and what we hope.

          What we know is Barr has declined to prosecute 3 times now. What we know is Barr has Durham looking into things, the same way Sessions said he had Huber looking into things. What we know is that OIG reports have been constantly delayed, and when released they are pretty soft. What we know is that Barr has been given full power to declassify and release coup documents and has done almost nothing.

          One can, and many do, rationalize all of that and create theories.

          Now, 3.5 years into this, we all still hope something comes of it. But we do have to look hope in the eye and see it for the hope it is.

          None of that takes anything away from Trump’s true accomplishments.

          It also does not change the fact the Swamp isn’t drained, not nearly so.

          It does not change the fact little of the wall is built. Blame that on Congress, but its also true Trump did not go to the mat with Ryan when he had a chance to get the money.

          Trump is a great President. He isn’t perfect as none of us are. Observing his strengths as well as weaknesses, and wins as well as losses is no sin. It’s realism.

          My two cents. Others can resume the attacks now. 🙂

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          • I am one of those who had trusted POTUS’ decision in hiring Sessions as AG. I had also trusted Sessions would do the right thing and had posted such. I’m still here and occasionally post.
            I will be voting for him in 2020

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        • Dutchman says:

          Albertus;
          I agree with everything in your post, but one.
          We will not ‘duplicate’the victory of 2016, we will, by far, surpass it!
          Other than that, as I saud I fully agree. Manipulation works when you trigger a,STRONG emotional responce, that shuts down critical thinking.

          PDJT does NOT need indictments and convictions to win, in 2020. This election couldn’t be more lopsidsd in his favor.

          But, this constant ‘ginning up’, converting cold anger to hot anger, whether done for ratings, clics or to demoralise, is NOT serving our ’cause’.

          Not simply no benefit, it is counterproductive. PDJT has a winning message on every concievable level, issue and policy, his opponents are nutjobs, with a horrible message, and a horrible candidate.

          WHY mess with that, and detract from that message?

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          • Maquis says:

            Why indeed? Everytime I see hair on fire followed by an assertion that one will not vote in 2020 unless they are personally satisfied I generally figure they already made up their minds and are searching to take the rest of us down with them. Many sincere, but not all.

            Like you, I want to enjoy the sacred rite of a righteous public hanging and all-night bonfires to cleanse our land, the sooner, the more frequent, the better, but 2020 and four more years of MAGA come first and I yield to PDJT’s sense of how best to heal our land and tame our government.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Yeah, the position is so absurd, on its face that it is easy to label them ‘trolls’, deliberately posting to cause dissention and disheartening responce.
              Whether its ‘Coulterites’ swearing the won’t vote for PDJT because he offered Dems amnesty on DACA, or 2A’s upset he said “Red letter law” one day, the obvious respone is “So WHO are you going to vote for, in the alternative? Or, by staying home, who are your feet voting for, instead?
              Perhaps some ARE ‘lured’ by these particular posts, people who don’t understand PDJT, or don’t understand Politics, or don’t understand setting aside emotions,….
              But if so they are certanly not someone I want in my foxhole!

              As the war heats up, my patience wears thin, with pearl clutching, hair on fire, “i’m going to take my marbles and go home, if I don’t get my way” petulant children.

              The stakes are too high, the risks to great to have such weak warriors, or traitors in our midst.
              GTFO of my foxhole, is my feeling. But, thats just IMHO,..

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              • I know that “trolls” exist in every on-line forum, but I sincerely think that most of the people I encounter here really are speaking their minds and are, thankfully, not afraid to do so. There are way too many forums out there that are occupied either by “hotheads” or by “bobbleheads.” This isn’t one of them. (Yay!) Beliefs held here are often very passionately held and spoken, but they’re real. No one’s throwing lighted matches just to watch them burn – unlike other sites.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  I agree this site has LESS, than other sites. I have briefly ventured into Discus forums, Fox and Breitbart, and seems like ANY story, within the first 5 comments, devolves into an insult exchange.
                  The Treehouse IS different. ‘MOST’, I would agree with, are,as you say.
                  However, I DO think we get SOME who are trolling. Perhaps we attract a higher class of troll?
                  I have interacted with some who, based on the positions they are positing and the,way they are,expressing them simply can’t be explained as anything else.

                  And adrem does an admirable job, along with treepers, of spotting and removing.

                  I am pretty sure, (based on that the poster was obviously ESL, yet very GOOD at it, and the positions they were posting), that the poster was CCP, or Chinese govt.
                  I don’t see leftist posters lasting very long, but have seen some that,I think of as nevertrumpers, again based on attitude and positions.
                  And they come as ‘new’ posters, often with tag team approach, and their posts seem to be intended to inflame, or discourage.

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              • Maquis says:

                Thinning patience or no, you’ve been fighting the good fight with gusto here and it’s quite appreciated. As Sundance frequently reminds us, we are quite often writing for the benefit of a great many that will never post themselves. Eyoreists not so much for benefit but surely for effect. Such cannot go unaddressed, though it would be beyond tedious to respond to every such remark, but the truth of the matter, the longer view, what is effective countering what is destructive, must be put forth fairly regularly. I salute your perseverance in that slog!

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                • fractionalexponent says:

                  Maquis, you always make excellent comments…
                  Dutchman would make a good ship captain…
                  Calm weather is one thing, but you can’t do 37 knots when the seas are 60 feet…and you can’t let the waves hit you broadside…

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Thank you Maquis, and you are exactly right. I generally TRY to follow the axiom that “Best way to address Trolls; don’t feed them”. That they feed off of inflaming responces, so ignore and they will go away.
                  But, just as you say, SOME posts thoughts or positions that are insidious, and I don’t feel I can allow to go unaddressed. Its not the poster I am expecting to ‘change their mind’, its all those who read the post, and without any responce might be convinced, or thing the post reflects a group concensus view, that concerns me.
                  I enjoy lively, spirited debate and have no priblem with those who post a position different than mine, or critisise mine even.
                  So long as its respectful, and makes logical, cogent points.
                  Like debate class. But no “Jane you ignorant slut!”, or “your position is absurd”, without presenting any logical ‘arguments’ as to WHY the poster thinks my comment or position is,absurd.
                  Thats not debate, its childish arguing, boiling down to “cause I say so!”
                  I have had disagreements on positions with many on this board, and have disagreed with Sundance on occasion.
                  Highly enjoyable interchanges, each expressing a different view, or sometimes angle. Enjoyable for both. It helps all of us, to have our views challenged, as it helps to refine our views, strengthen our convictions, and modify on occasion. Both benefit, as well as all observers.
                  No one benefits from ’cause I said so’. And no one benefits from comments that can obviously only be intended to incite.
                  Always enjoy your posts, and look forward to our interactions, as well as many regulars.
                  Enjoy seeing ‘long time lurkers’ stepping into the light.
                  I’m afraid I ‘don’t suffer fools gladly’, and as I say am running out of patience with those who see posting on here, about their conditional vote as being productive.

                  First off, its YOUR vote, and its private. Vote for PDJT, vote for someone else, or don’t vote.
                  WHY are you posting here, over a year out, how your going to vote?
                  Secondly, you can vote for someone, or not for ANY reason.
                  “Because I like/hate their nose”, if thats your reason.

                  But in THIS election, with ALL thats at stake, to single out ONE issue, and decide THAT will detirmine your vote seems childish.
                  “If I don’t get my way, I’ll take my marbles and go home!”
                  Still, as I said ‘one’ can vote or not vote for any reason, even a silly one.

                  But WHY post it here? How does it add to the debate of issues? How does it enlighten?

                  What possible purpose or intent can their be, behind such a post?
                  If its ‘venting’ frustration, still seems a pretty silly way to do it. Email the WH, if thats really the way you feel.

                  The coulter position “I critisise out if love for PDJT”, has been shown as false.
                  Firstly, given the arrows, rockets, missiles and grenades he constantly dodges, and that he is,taking for us he deserves our support, not our sniping.

                  Its as disengenuous as the lefty “I support the troops, but not the mission”; look at the Dem convention 2016, anyone with the slightest association with the military was booed.
                  Mind you I want us out of afcrapistan yesterday, but I’m not going to withhold my vote in 2020 if we aren’t out.
                  Sorry, I’m rambling,..need coffee, or perhaps covfefe, to ‘stand up’.
                  Later,..

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              • Exfiltration of Wealth says:

                I like the cut of your jib, dutchman.

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          • fractionalexponent says:

            “his opponents are nutjobs”

            beautiful…

            they’re the same nutjobs who hated Comey till Trump fired him…

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            • Dutchman says:

              When you have no underlieng principles, when if you didn’t have double standards you would have none, when you allow your emotions to dictate your positions and actions, and are being manipulated by a constant generation of hate, such reversals become so frequent, its a wonder they don’t all have whipslash.

              The chiropracters must be LOVIN it!

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        • TPW says:

          The weight on President Trumps shoulders is probably the heaviest burden he has ever had to bare. I look at his tweets to Barr and about Barr as a revelation of expectations/warnings. I honestly don’t think PT is a 100% sure if Barr will do the right thing. If Barr doesn’t then PT has a very difficult decision to make. Taking on this corruption himself could jeopardize his reelection and if he doesn’t his accomplishments and the countries future are in danger but at least he would have bought himself more time in office to go to war with these people. I do believe it is imperative that this movement has to somehow come to the forefront to show our disapproval of the corruption and it must be a strong showing. This would be PT’s and our human Wall. The crooks are many but we far outnumber them and we should show there is strength in numbers.

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          • Maquis says:

            2020 is our best opportunity to show the strength of our numbers, and PDJT will wield that number as a mighty cudgel in the battles he will wage after his second Inauguration.

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        • Bert Darrell says:

          albertus magnus: IMHO, anyone who thinks it is even possible that millions of people who got a job in the last 2.5 years after being unemployed and/or on the welfare/food stamps rolls for a long time will vote for a socio-communist democrat because Comey was not indicted and thrown in jail yet, has an unjustified, very low concept of the average American voter and probably thinks that we are philosophically suicidal.

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        While I hope what you say is true. I can not help but think -Here we again waiting for the next thing.
        – Sessions the silent Assassin
        – Congressional Rs investigations. Stonewalled until Ds took over
        – SC Mueller being a patriot and marine will investigate the real collusion by the Ds
        – The IG report on the Clinton investigation
        – Barr given authority to Declassify – nothing yet
        – Another IG report on Comey with no consequences
        I am sure there are many more I missed. Now we wait for the next IG report. Then for the Durham investigation. Hard not to be skeptical and conclude that the DOJ – I mean Barr is not stonewalling hoping PDT looses and the whole thing can go away.

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      • Daniel says:

        The IG work had been going on long before Barr showed up. The decision to not prosecute wasn’t likely Barr’s. To put into the IG report itself “declined to prosecute” indicates the evidence was given to the DOJ before the IG report was written. The question is when all of that happened. Just saying we don’t know who was AG at the time. But we have seen “declined prosecution” before and we knew who did the declining as Sundance identified her. Do we know it was Barr or someone else?

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      • Can these charges be added to a later indictment?

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Joe diGenova – poor batting average and all – seemed to imply last night that a non Indictment of Comey means non Indictments for the fradulent FISAs. I believe it was in Hannity.

        He has also changed his tune from “there will be multiple Grand juries” – to – “we need to restore justice”. Something like that. Still pumping up Bill Barr.

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    • B Woodward says:

      It looks more like IG Horowitz gave Comey a free pass on leaking his classified memos. The IG’s report looked like another whitewash by only finding that Comey had violated some FBI rules and his employment contract. Gregg Jarrett, the Fox News legal analyst, said the IG should have cited Comey for violating 18 USC 641 related to protecting government property, as well as violating the Espionage Act. The IG’s report on Comey wasn’t much different than the earlier IG report which concluded that there was no evidence of political bias in the FBI activities prior to the 2016 election. In fact the IG recommended that Wray train the FBI agents to buy burner phones if they were going to violate federal laws. Does anyone think the IG’s next report on FISA abuses will kick butt or is it just going to say that the conspirators neglected to read what they signed and call for more training?

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        One failure to get a conviction will derail the destruction of the coup plotters and the mechanism they intend to use to regain power. Barr knows this, knows that to kill the king-killers, he better not miss. The witches are already shrieking that it’s all a witch hunt even though they’ve been caught not just with the pot and all the ingredients but stirring it while chanting.

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        • For Eyes says:

          Sorry, not buying that one failure to get a conviction is doom. Its one failure.

          There are several dozen coup plotters that appear to need indictments. If they win some convictions and lose some, I think many would be satisfied. The only reason one loss would derail things is if it causes the DOJ to lose heart, and that’s on them, but I would certainly hope they have more iron in the backbone than to cave on one loss.

          There are dozens to do. So pick a couple. Start. I know of no reason why a trial can’t start on one set of counts, and later another trial done on additional counts. That’s what Mueller did with Manafort.

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        • Just saying says:

          I don’t get it

          It seems like one failure to convict does not derail the other side

          They throw as much as possible at the wall and see what sticks

          It seems to work for them

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        • Maquis says:

          I am agreed, Jeddak. The justifications and defenses have been diabolically cleverly engineered as this Conspiracy progressed and those extend to the ability to conduct and effective prosecution. While many consider one successful prosecution as a domino to take down the others, the failure of a domino to fall prevents the remainder from falling. That one failure, and the pre-and-post-engineered narratives surrounding the effort could derail the entire program of making sure this never happens again.

          We’ve never faced such a corruption in our Nation’s entire history, yet many seem to feel they can fix it all by demanding a head-on bayonet charge into a force that far surpasses that faced by the Light Brigade. I trust President Trump alone with this task. I want revenge too, as surely as does our remarkable leader, but I’m sue even he of the hit-back-twice-as-hard philosophy understands that only History and Heaven will deliver true Justice.

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      • dallasdan says:

        Since the beginning, bringing the coup plotters to justice has been a carefully and effectively orchestrated charade by the deep state. They are too smart, too dedicated, too powerful, and too well-placed for even a warrior President to succeed in overpowering them.

        The “next revelation,” “next investigation,” “nest report,” and the “Big Ugly” are proving to be enticing mirages that are never reached. Many people have figured it out, with SD’s comprehensive and brilliant help. Others have not. JMO

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    • Robert Smith says:

      No. But Barr is mindful that he needs to be effective in his AG position. Short of that Barr basically tells Congress to go stuff it.

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    • crash71234 says:

      barr is dirty.

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  3. ilcon says:

    From “the” authority on race relations.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Just “walk away” Dave!

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    • icehole3 says:

      Dave has a farm out in the sticks in Ohio, I’m sure he owns many guns.

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      • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

        Watch his special. He has a funny story about his shotgun and tresspasser’s. He totally destroys the Frenchman, Juicey Smulliet! (The Empire actress that faked being attacked)

        I’ve never laughed so hard! Thanks for the laughs Jussie ‘bleach balls” Smollett!

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      • Tazio Nuvolari says:

        >>I’m sure he owns many guns.<<

        He does, but politically he's one of those middle ground fence sitters like Joe Rogan or Tim Pool, though Tim Pool is much more 2nd Amendment friendly.

        Chappelle did an episode of "Inside the actor's Studio" years back where he hammered the Hollywood gay mafia. He practically had to leave the country and about lost his career. The episode is on youtube but it's hard to find the original version, they censored much of what he said about the gay Hollywood mafia and liberals.

        I understand in this new Netflix special he says something about how we would have stricter gun laws if all black people bought guns. So he's still under the spell of the Liberal media to a large degree and someone needs to introduce him to Colion Noir.

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        • icehole3 says:

          Deep State will make you disappear. Some believe Michael Jackson ripping on Sony right before his death may be suspicious. Dave’s no fool, he’s trying to grab all the cash he can.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Dave damn near owns Yellow Springs, Ohio.

        When Antioch College was still up and running, you
        could basically walk around Yellow Springs smoking
        a joint and get a parking ticket sized fine. This would
        be back in the 70s. Gorgeous little town, always has
        had “different” politics.

        Dave also gave a free ticket, fundraiser for Dayton.
        Lately, right after the murders and tornadoes. And
        didn’t toot his own horn nationwide like the social
        justice warrior smucks in Hollywood do.

        Yellow Springs is about 20 miles away, adjacent to
        Fairborn and Wright Patterson AFB.

        Dave’s politics may be different then mine, but the
        man has more strength of character then damn near
        anyone you can name. I absolutely admire the guy.

        And, it would be nice to just thank the man for doing
        the right thing and helping his old home town. Yellow
        Springs is where he’s from, but Dayton’s in his DNA.

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    • Bendix says:

      It’s funny, these same liberals give Bill Maher a pass when he calls Sarah Palin a filthy name, because “comedy”, don’t you know.
      Dave Chapelle is too ‘explicit’ for my tastes, but I have never, ever had Dave or his
      material foisted on me.
      He’s never been one for public vulgarity, he confines it to his audiences.
      Americans are entitled to their own taste in humor.

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  4. MfM says:

    This article has resurfaced. The left is just rehashing the same old stuff that has been de-bunked repeatedly. I’m detecting more than a bit of panic in my ‘friends’ who hate Trump or are lefties. While they are acting similarly, there are slight differences.

    View at Medium.com

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    • covfefe999 says:

      That opening line caused me to stop reading and close the article.

      If 2016 taught us all anything, it is that anyone truly can become President.

      Trump is not “anyone”. Trump is a very special man. “Anyone” does not build a mega real estate business and all sorts of other businesses. “Anyone” didn’t graduate from the top economics school in the country. “Anyone” didn’t have the guts to speak openly about the insanity of allowing illegals to flood across the borders. I could go on and on, it’s not necessary, we all know this stuff.

      The article’s opening premise is so faulty there’s no way they can draw any sort of reasonable conclusions. Garbage in, garbage out, as they say.

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      • farmerren says:

        Thank you for saving me viewing time. President Trump is one in 340M!

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      • Dutchman says:

        covfefe999,
        Didn’t read the article, just your recitation of the opening line.

        As this is an accurate reflection of the liberal mindset, it explains the current clown show.

        THEY really BELIEVE this fallacy; they BELIEVE,that DJT winning in 2016 is clear evidence that “heck, any idiot can be POTUS”, and so that explains all the idiots currently running.

        And your concise summary of some of the clear evidence that it IS a fallacy, explains why the 2020 election is going to be 2016 on steroids.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        And 2 things nobody talks about. He dealt with:

        1. NY Unions
        2. Mafia

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    • Larry says:

      Given Taylor Swift’s move leftward, do you think she got dumped by a right wing guy?

      …Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…

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    • Man … that author sure does know a whole lot of [awful …] things about “me!”

      I refer to articles like this as “a trope shooting-gallery.” Or, “Burning Straw-Man.”

      “You disagree with me, therefore you are a _____. Meanwhile, I am the smartest person in the room, fully qualified to pass judgment upon anyone and everyone else.”

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      So many lies, Brian. So little time.

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    • Pale rider says:

      It’s gonna get worse folks.2020 may be a low in our history.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Ackman420 says:

      Take that crap to DU.
      I don’t understand WHY you would post it here.
      As if we didn’t know about the demonization of MAGA and its supporters. Talk about “divisive”. You just posted an anti Treeper article. SMH.
      I smell something funny, and it’s not one of my totally hilarious Dad fart jokes.

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    • Duke Taber says:

      Just reading the Banner image I know 1 thing about the author. He is sloppy as a writer. He needs to get a free version of Grammarly.

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  5. Ghost says:

    Observations from a smaller limb.

    ECB:

    Christine Lagarde took a few shots at PDJT as she left her leadership position at the IMF . I posted at the time that she was being considered for the top spot of the European central bank. She submitted her written answers to the commissioners who will make the decision in the near future.

    The thing that caught my eye was her statement that EC interest rates have not hit their lower boundary. Meaning a further move into negative rates are definitely on the table.

    Link:

    Click to access 1187645EN.pdf

    Corrupt Fed:

    Next up; former New York fed chairman is encouraging the current members to refuse not only to help PDJT and the U.S. economy but to use their influence to effect the 2020 elections. Add him to the list of former Fed officials who want to tank the economy that have publicly spoken out since their recent resignations.

    Link:
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/27/dudley-encourages-the-fed-not-to-play-along-with-trumps-trade-war.html

    Treasuries:

    The continued heavy demand of U.S. treasuries was on display again yesterday with the 7 year t-bill auction.
    Tendered: $69,084,570,000
    Accepted: $31,989,237,200

    Half projected to have gone foreign.
    Bid to cover ratio was 2.16 🔥

    Interest rate: 1-3/8%
    Yields:
    High: 1.489%
    Medium: 1.420%
    Low: 1.350%

    Link:

    Click to access R_20190829_3.pdf

    😎

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  6. Ausonius says:

    The Chinese have spied and stolen, are spying and stealing, and will seemingly always spy and steal, and from anyone, including Kazakhstan.

    From the Wall Street Journal:

    “In a top-secret operation earlier this year, Kazakh counterintelligence officers swooped in on a Soviet-era apartment block and detained a senior government adviser on charges of spying for China.

    Months later, the authorities did something unusual. They allowed information about the case to leak in local media, a rare instance of open push back against Beijing’s growing influence in Central Asia’s largest and richest country.

    The arrest of Konstantin Syroyezhkin — a former Soviet KGB agent accused of passing classified documents to Chinese agents, according to people with knowledge of the investigation—comes as Kazakhstan’s leaders struggle to balance a hunger for Chinese investment with fears of encroachment by their giant eastern neighbor….

    …People with knowledge of the investigation say it revolves around accusations that he passed secret documents to people associated with Chinese intelligence. Others familiar with the investigation say Mr. Syroyezhkin might also have received cash as payment.

    In his role as a top adviser on relations with China, he counseled Mr. Tokayev, who was then prime minister, on negotiations with Chinese officials over the demarcation of the Kazakh-Chinese border. Mr. Syroyezhkin has written extensively on China and was considered one of the foremost experts on Beijing in the former Soviet Union.

    Kazakhstan’s security agency couldn’t be reached for comment. Mr. Syroyezhkin and his defense team also couldn’t be reached.

    China runs extensive espionage and intelligence-gathering operations across Asia, Europe and the U.S., where Chinese agents have used offers of cash and other rewards to recruit Americans to spy for them.

    (My emphasis above)

    See:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-spy-case-exposes-chinas-power-play-in-central-asia-11562756782

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  7. Robert Smith says:

    McConnell to Supreme Court: We won’t let Dems ‘pack the court’

    Republicans hit back after Democratic senators sent a brief warning voters may eventually demand the high court be restructured.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/29/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-1477947

    Liked by 1 person

    • L4grasshopper says:

      If the Dems retake the Senate and White House and hold the House, there is NOTHING McConnell can do to stop the Left from adding a dozen seats on SCOTUS and populating them with radical Constitution hating Leftists.

      Nothing. First order of business will be to eliminate filibuster on legislation.

      Then the Republic dies.

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      • Eliminate the filibuster and impose term limits on every Federal position, specifically including Supreme Court seats and Federal judgeships. No one should be entitled to hold “a position of absolute power” forever. I think there should be a forced, regular rotation. And, there should be a provision (as there is with the President) for handling medical incapacity – e.g. “Justice Ginsberg, God bless her.”

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        • Baby El says:

          I believe there is no senate “filibuster”. It used to be that you had to DO the filibuster. I believe the current standard is you just SAY filibuster and Mitch backs down and withdraws the legislation.

          If they SAY filibuster, make them DO filibuster!!!!
          ( notice that with all the filibusters, we haven’t actually seen any)

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        • Pegm says:

          Ha! We were at our local fair last night, and the republicans FINALLY had a booth again! We are in norcal. They had a life size cardboard cutout of President Trump. Who did the dems have?? RBG. Seriously?? ROFLMAO!

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          • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

            I has so much fun at the Santa Cruz County fair with the cardboard POTUS. We took him over to the Dem booth and had him peek around the back. All the kids wanted a picture with POTUS, much to their parents horror!

            We did a beach cleanup wearing our MAGA caps and the looks of disgust on the locals was priceless! All they could say is “Thank you!” and ask why we were cleaning up. We told them our President asked us too.

            It’s almost as much fun as wearing your MAGA hat while cruising Facebook and Google campuses! I go out of my way to drive through there and freak out the freaks! KAG!

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        • Dutchman says:

          Well, if we are going to have a ‘wish list’, and we’re are talking about rotation, how about rotating majority and minority positions in both houses?

          Talk about consolidation of power, in people who hold positions forever!

          CONgress has too much power. Unfortunately, CONgress is not going to willinglu relinquish one bit of it.

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    • B Woodward says:

      President Trump and the Senate should oblige the Democrats and expand the number of Supreme Court justices. Another 8 or 10 Republican justices would be a good start.

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  8. Eric says:

    This situation in Italy is bad… bad for Italians, bad for nationalists, and bad for us.

    Salvini was going to be the next PM until 5-Star formed a coalition with the liberal democrats, something they said they would never do. The reason is they were rapidly falling in popularity to Salvini’s Party and wanted to remain in power. Now the illegals are flooding into the country again.

    Keep in mind Obama, Pelosi and the other Democrats were just in Italy, probably to prop up Conte.

    This is REAL foreign election interference.

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  9. fred5678 says:

    We should be aware of the huge numbers of lefty lawyers fighting against law and order and the Trump administration.

    A story by Sharyl Attkisson led me to Victor Glassberg — The kind of law firm that represents Russia conspiracy nuts and criminal illegal aliens.
    https://sharylattkisson.com/2019/08/federal-judge-tosses-illegal-immigrants-claim/

    Looking up the major law firm representing the criminal illegal alien class action lawsuit against a law and order sheriff, we find Victor Glassberg and Associates, who represent, among others, “Mexicans without Borders (sic).
    Victor lost badly:
    https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20190723827.

    Victor also represented a crackpot client who sued President Trump for acting as a Russian agent — and again, lost badly.
    https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20190320854

    Note the web site domain name for Victor Glassberg — stealing from the rich to give to the poor:
    http://www.robinhoodesq.com/

    The “Mexicans without Borders” crowd is made up up various committees of illegal aliens:

    Mexicans Without Borders (Spanish: Mexicanos Sin Fronteras) is a Washington, D.C.-based rights group that has been active against what it sees as the growing harassment of alien workers. The group also seeks to address the broader social and political roots of immigration.

    The central objectives of MSF are permanent residency for all illegal aliens residing in the country and the establishment of legal channels for future waves of aliens.

    The committees of undocumented folks that now form the organization first came together in 2001. Its organizers claim that giving permanent residency to the 11 million workers and families in the country illegally would greatly benefit all workers. They have stated that they support all reforms that benefit aliens, but are looking for a more thorough reform that provides solutions to the phenomenon of immigration at a structural level, not just at the level of legality.
    The group has organized mass demonstrations in the Virginia and Washington D.C. areas to protest.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexicans_Without_Borders

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    • The slave trade is a massive, lucrative business which depends on US Immigration laws remaining as they are – and, remaining unenforced. An enormous amount of money would be affected if the laws were changed, and if walls are built. This is the transparent actual reason why so many Washingtonians don’t want it. “The 13th Amendment” is a very pesky thing to them, and they’d repeal it if they could.

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    • Anyone with solutions to WordPress problems? I can now rarely “like” a comment (or see an indication that the like was recorded). Solutions that I have tried and have worked to some extent in the past (note this is after logging in). These solutions may strictly be a timing matter and the solutions may coincided with some other action.
      1. Revisit CTH and “re-like” a post. This worked for probably a year.
      2. Clear cache.
      3. Reply through Disqus on BB. Then try to “re-like” a post
      4. Replying to a an article on CTH.
      Any ideas?

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      • Number 4, which triggers a WordPress login to execute, works consistently for me.

        Thereafter, it’s possible to “Like” a comment and have it register … at least for the active CTH article you replied to (commented on).

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  10. Robert Smith says:

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (<<<<<<<<———— Republican) apologizes for participating in blackface skit in college

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/29/alabama-governor-kay-ivey-blackface-1478213

    Did Northam comment yet?

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    • Greg1 says:

      Not yet…….but he will OBVIOUSLY make sure to DEMAND, in the most forceful way possible, that Ivey immediately RESIGN. Because racism!!!

      And the main stream media, as well as most democrats will back him every step of the way!!!

      If you don’t believe me just ask me!

      You know, the sick part of that is that it could actually happen!

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    • ilcon says:

      Stoopid.
      Jones is the KKK, and to this day a human slave enabler.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. BigTalkers says:

    I feel badly for farmers sometimes. They have to make big investments and take big risks just to grow the food we eat.

    That said, at times our farming industry reminds me of the old Wall Street adage, ^There’s room for the bull, room for the bear, but no room for the pig!”

    A generation ago when the farmers were in trouble, they got the Congress to support their fledgling ethanol industry as a means to tide them over through tough times. And as an unintended consequence, they were later able to work that legislation into a huge new business.

    So today we all get to drive cars that run on a mixture of ethanol and gasoline. Forgetting for the moment that this product isn’t particularly well suited to burn in engines without harming them (or even as bourbon), now the farming industry is upset at our President because they perceive that to their detriment he’s favoring the production of more US oil and gasoline.

    Of course, this position also requires these farmers to have a SHORT MEMORY. For as I recall, this President was the only candidate from either party who didn’t want to end the use of.corn in our gas tanks entirely.

    And now I hear these same ingrates are complaining the President’s proposed trade reset with China is also costing them business. Well, I have a suggestion. Vote for Democrats. They’ll call your rain filled tire ruts “navigable waters,” outlaw ethanol production, and when your farms fail they’ll make you sell them to the Chinese.

    (Oh, and while you’re at it, please stop sending your fertilizer down the Mississippi River. In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s killing the fish down here.)

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    • RetiredEE says:

      Although there is now a lot of pressure to use ethanol from various groups including environmentalists and certainly farming and distillery interests the original use as an additive was when the EPA banned MTBE (Methyl tert-butyl ether) as the replacement for lead based (tetraethyl lead) gasoline additive used to raise the octane rating. I don’t recall much discussion on helping the farmer but there was a very big discussion on what could be used as a replacement for MTBE and on a relatively short notice. Ethanol was not a particularly good additive since it is corrosive to pipe lines and uncoated tanks. It has to be mixed late in the process. Basically it was easier to implement than some other choices.

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    • Remington says:

      If you take a step back, a small step back, for most of us, you realize the root cause of our Country’s problems are democraps/communists. One could even expand that to the world’s problems. I am of the opinion that until the population understands and acknowledges this, we are shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic. They simply have to go – literally. They are the major threat to our security/well being. Until they are sent packing, there will be no peace. Does America have an appetite for this? ‘Doubt it…How about sending them to the Empty Quarter?

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  12. ilcon says:

    First kill all the lawyers.

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  13. ilcon says:

    Shaken not stirred.

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    • fred5678 says:

      “artificially creating our food supply” ???

      What, Soylent Green ???

      C A H R A Z E E

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    • trumpthepress says:

      FYI – If you want a good laugh read the tweets. They put all the “I agree with her” tweets on the top, of course.

      We all know the climate changes…but what the idiots don’t realize that throwing trillions at it won’t do anything….the SUN dictates. I believe $ for this is the single biggest SCAM ever with never any accountability or facts.
      Looking at you Algore.

      Three things President Trump can do to help and to make AOC feel better…

      1. Propose building a wall in the atmosphere to stop global warming…I mean climate change… 🙂
      2. Propose carving a giant hole in the ocean to drain the water to help with sea levels.
      3. Propose building a giant sump-pump to put the water from #2 above in the areas that need it the most.

      To understand AOC you have to go to her level folks. 🙂

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      • Pale rider says:

        Actually a really good idea. We build a list of things our president can do then pass it off as democrat ideas. Even better bills that the house won’t vote on or even look at, which is true. ‘IF’ we could get one of the girls to ‘sign on’ it would be even more interesting.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Wow, she actually believes herself!

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  14. dufrst says:

    Amazing economy

    Liked by 2 people

    • Free Speech says:

      In many of these businesses, upper management positions make two and three times the money of the lower level managers they shunt all the work off on while they hold meetings and come up with happy talk and slogans to shout down from their ivory towers. Pay people more, and they’ll come to work for you.

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      • Sobriquet4 says:

        True story

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      • Ma McGriz says:

        While that may be so in some cases, there are a whole lot more of us out here who pay our people top wages and work right beside them, and just as hard as they do to keep the life blood of this nation, its small businesses, coursing through this country’s economic veins.
        Our biggest challenge at this time is finding enough qualified employees.

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      • Bendix says:

        I heard that on a tv news program, of all places, about a year ago.
        People aren’t about to uproot their families and move to new areas for so-so pay.

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    • mostlyogauge says:

      There is an army of highly employable, experienced people out there just itching to go back to work – the Over 50 Workers. We have been ignored, shunned, discriminated against, overlooked, and shoved aside. We are the unemployed / underemployed.

      Businesses large and small need to wake up! Are businesses tired of hiring people with little or no experience, no loyalty, sub-par education, in need of training, youngsters wanting the perks but not wanting to put in the hours and time, paying them not a lot, and then wondering why the business is not as successful as in years past? The older people with the knowledge and experience were pushed aside in order to get a warm body in place that did not cost as much. Well, karma is a bear. You reap what you sow.

      Experience, knowledge, honesty, loyalty, management skills, leadership skills, and knowing what to do costs a lot more than a warm body with (maybe) a degree with the ink barely dry that does not have a clue about how business works and what it takes to be successful.

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      • jmbuck says:

        10 thumbs up!

        Liked by 3 people

      • 180daysofkindergarten says:

        Can not be overstated! It is mind boggling.

        Liked by 1 person

      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Older adults as employees: a problem is that we all have decided to sustain the Wage Stabilization Act, and have our leading strategy of people getting health insurance to be their employer.

        Look at employees ages 50-60. Do these employees provide the incremental profit, over younger adults, to cover the much higher health care costs?

        We all need to have Congress end the “wage stabilization act” law where employers get to buy health insurance with pre-tax employee wage dollars.

        As a 50+ employee applies for a job, employers would no longer see the $10,000/year price tag tied to them.

        Also, this employer-sponsored payer arrangement leads to over-utilization, and our health care use and premiums would all drop greatly.

        Allow us individuals to have our premiums be tax-deductible via our fed tax form. That preserves the tax break, while getting us out of the problem of employer-sponsored payer arrangement.

        Small companies would be more competitive with large companies, and would hire more.

        More small businesses would be spawned.

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    • Pale rider says:

      I personally know of several fields of work where they cannot get workers but it’s government regulations keep them from allowing people in the field to work. Anything in the psychology field or mental health. Licenses, degrees, certificates, training. They leave because of pay and go get a job shoveling poop for a raise.
      Didn’t used to be that way. And yes the over fifty crowd do the best job when you can find one they are the preferred candidate.

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      • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

        You are so true! Years of specialized education to get where I am, yet I could go work for a smaller branch of government…..say like the shitty of San Francisco, clean poop and make double!

        If I had a kid, he’d skip higher education and get all his education in the backyard using the pooper scooper!/s

        Recall Newsom!

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    • Baby El says:

      FIFY – The low unemployment rate in the US has created ‘worker deserts’ across the country, with more than 1 million more jobs available than there are people who value life more than poor working conditions and low wages

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    • California Joe says:

      Increase the $$$ you are offering workers and people will apply for jobs. Supply and demand!

      Liked by 1 person

    • beachbum31 says:

      start firing dept of _____ peeps and closing federal agencies…. problem solved!

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  15. ilcon says:

    Please read the article.

    The Communist Party is satanic.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Ma McGriz says:

      Thank you very much for posting this.
      It’s up to us to get this ugliness out there, and this is the way to do it.
      If we all send it to people we know and ask them to do the same this story will fester like a…well…. I’ll spare us the imagery. lol
      Good on you, ilcon.

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  16. ilcon says:

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  17. Elle says:

    Sometimes you see something that just makes you lol. Scared the dog loud. Someone on this site once made an enlightening comment that those FISA warrants go both ways. That is very useful for the good guys. Thanks Obama!

    So when I read this Huffpo article about Trump’s assistant Madeline being separated the last paragraph lays it out for all to see.

    Background, she was the last remaining holdover from the Priebus, Spicer, Katie Walsh
    RNC backstabbers.

    So the article tells us “ Westerhout’s desk sat outside the Oval Office since the first day of Trump’s presidency, according to the Times.”
    She was “the president’s gatekeeper, “

    So at the very end of the article they give us this beautiful gem:

    “When veteran journalist Bob Woodward tried to interview the president for his book last year by going through Conway and Shah, Trump told him he should have gone through Westerhout instead.

    “Did you speak to Madeleine?” Trump asked Woodward, according to the Post’s transcript of the August 2018 conversation between the two, to which the journalist replied no.

    “Madeleine is the key,” he said. “She’s the secret.”

    Bwaahaaa!!!!!

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  18. dufrst says:

    There is no reasonable predicate for investigating whether Trump was under the control of Russia. They contrived it. They were trying to protect Hillary and cover their exoneration of her by determining whether Trump had the emails. That’s how I see it.

    They used the dossier as a pretext to spy on Trump and his campaign. They created the dossier out of whole clothe, perhaps from the NSA searches as Sundance has alluded or out of the wild imaginings of Trump hater Christopher Steele.

    Who ordered the code Red? I say Brennan and Comey worked hand in glove on this entire conspiracy. Bill Barr must prosecute! The FBI and CIA were politicized and used as a weapon to spy on a presidential campaign in favor of another. Everything that happened after the election was to cover their tracks, including the appointment of Robert Mueller. It’s disgraceful! Heads need to roll. Otherwise, we live in a banana republic with two tier “justice.”

    Liked by 5 people

    • Garavaglia says:

      Tic toc..Yawn

      Liked by 2 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      Even if you are so TDS-infected that you believed it, the vast number of examples of wild claims that are disproven one after the other, faster and faster even, should ring a bell in a thinking person’s head sometime. Or. just admit you want Trump removed and forget about legitimate votes. This is what many of Trump opponents want.

      I know people will say the Media ignores it but time after time people saying Trump is this or that are wrong. Including the most recent Russian Oligarchs-cosigning Trump loan docs.

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      • Tess from Philly says:

        Well, I’m related to a lot of folks afflicted with TDS. The simple fact is they don’t care about the sedition (at the very least) committed in attempts to remove the President. I even had one say to me that if sedition or treason occurred the criminals were simply doing their moral duty – the way the Dutch hid Anne Frank and her family. Seriously. I try not to post much because I’m scared for our country and I don’t want to bring others down into the doldrums with me.

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        • Amy2 says:

          Sorry you are down Tess! You don’t find CTH uplifting most times? Granted, having the knowledge can be scary, but don’t be afraid to ask some questions so you will feel more comfortable in your conclusions. I’m a bit of a Pollyana, but I remind myself anyway that we would be in a whole lot worse shape with Hillary around. Hope that helps!! Godspeed my friend.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          I am also related to TDS-infected people. I do what I can within the bounds of keeping some semblance of family harmony.

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            Marxists do not have a high value on the Nukelar Family.

            That is why they have been pressing their cult followers to spoil holidays, etc.

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        • Kintbury says:

          Unfortunately for most liberals it is always “by whatever means is necessary”. They have no sense of right and wrong, no sense of fair play. The President has shown to us all how truly shallow liberals are. It is not pretty. I refuse to associate with them.

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    • Allard Otten says:

      Ukraine means Biden et Fils,

      Biden could be running in the hope of political cover (can’t arrest an opponent leading in the polls) and they have gaffe machine redlined on purpose to use as evidence for a senility/dementia plead out.

      Also, if Biden fingers Obama who would believe him at this point?

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    • TPW says:

      Everything you just said is like preaching to the choir. We all know all this…backwards and forwards ad nauseum. The key is what to do about it.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Don McAro says:

    Maybe Puerto Rico will be kind enough to send Florida water bottles that they never gave to their own people after the last storm

    Liked by 3 people

  20. ilcon says:

    China thread.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. dufrst says:

    This cannot be allow to just slip away. There needs to be accountability. There needs to be justice! This was spying and then a coverup of that spying by trying to entrap (obstruction of justice) a sitting president, to then remove him from power through impeachment (insurance policy).

    Bill Barr must prosecute the principals in this conspiracy. Comey, Brennan, Strzok, McCabe, Orr, etc. All must be brought to justice!

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  22. Still playing Ring Around the Rosie in yet another miscarriage of (at) Justice.
    ——————————-

    Flynn attorneys, prosecutors spar over sentencing

    https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/459422-flynn-attorneys-prosecutors-spar-over-sentencing

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    • FofBW says:

      I smell a pardon in Flynn’s future.

      Liked by 2 people

      • I think that a pardon would be called for. This man is a highly-decorated General who served his country in combat. He was entrapped to protect his son, and has been railroaded ever since.

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      • Daniel says:

        I think it would be better to have the conviction tossed out because it was based entirely on fraud. Further, the people who set him up need to be in prison. I know it’s wishful thinking at this point or it seems this way.

        Who is in favor of assembling at a Trump rally with signs directed at Trump saying “if we don’t get justice, we’re staying home!”? I’ll still vote for Trump but I really am frustrated at not seeing justice happen.

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  23. Tl Howard says:

    Rudy has been active on Twitter and tv. Seems he and others have a strategy now to bring one Barack H. Obama into this. Is it to force Obama to throw Brennan under the bus?

    Liked by 2 people

  24. ilcon says:

    Ilhan Elmi’s protectors.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Bendix says:

    Good news Treepers, that 15 million mansion purchase is doing more to turn people against former president Obama than all the evidence of all his wrongdoing put together.
    Be sure to spread it around in places where people who might have missed that story will see it.
    I have done so, and I’m seeing my effort pay off.

    Something about flaunting 1% unearned wealth does that to working people, no matter what their politics may be.

    Obama obviously doesn’t believe he’s in danger from rising sea levels and increasing hurricanes.

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  26. Concernedcitizen says:

    There’s been focus on Comey for his critical role in the seditious conspiracy, but who is ultimately responsible? That’s right, Barack Obama owns it. Obama knew exactly what he was getting when he appointed Holder, Lynch, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, et al. Leftists like Obama corrupt everything they touch and destroy institutions along the way. Rule of Law? What’s that? That’s for other people. Constitution? Just a document that can be shredded if need be.

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    • Bendix says:

      The liberal former reporter I link to from time to time seems to think Obama is going to face justice.

      “President Obama, Liberalism’s great bowling trophy, its incarnate virtue signal, is going to get “the business” from the very justice department he sicced on his successor, only now under new management. If you think the Left has gone batshit crazy since the Mueller report flopped, along with the supposed author’s Mr. Magoo-like performance before congress in July, just wait until Mr. Obama is called upon to do some official ‘splainin’ about who exactly authorized the operation to unseat Mr. Trump. I daresay the Left would rather blow up what remains of the Republic than see their retired champion in a witness chair, subjected to the peevings of mere mortal federal attorneys.”

      https://kunstler.com/clusterf***-nation/fish-fry/

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  27. youme says:

    Bill Barr must resign. He is an embarrassment to the rule of law.

    https://www.whistleblower.org/bio-thomas-drake/

    https://www.c-span.org/person/?thomasdrake

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    • henry says:

      But yet, PT praises Barr? I don’t get it but I 100% agree with Kurt here….

      Pretty soon an FBI agent’s sworn testimony will be as valid a court entry an a polygraph.

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    • gda53 says:

      Your comment bears absolutely no relation to the links you attached (which refer to the Obama Admin.)

      Care to explain, or do we just assume you are a troll?

      Perhaps you forgot the “/s” label after your comment?

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      • jeans2nd says:

        One might guess troll status might apply, seeing as how Pres Trump praised AG Barr as being fair in Comey’s non-prosecution, in a tweet, (while bashing Comey in the same tweet).

        If Pres Trump is ok with AG Barr not prosecuting Comey this time, why aren’t we?

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      What is embarrassing is that somebody “liked” your incoherent concern trolling 😱

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  28. Dixie Sugarbaker says:

    The small group claims their actions were taken because of what they felt was an foreign interference threat and so their questionable actions are justified because this was a counterintelligence investigation. Durham is investigating this predicate. If he finds proof that this was a set up and coup attempt, would not then Barr have the opportunity to reassess Comey’s actions without Comey’s defense of protecting national security? Maybe it is better to not pursue at this time and lump Comey’s actions as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      IMO it goes back to Brennan’s EC. It was his opinion in that EC that started the ball rolling. If they can definitely prove that there was no factual basis for Brennan’s assertion.
      The key word is ‘definitely’. Depends upon what Barr & Co. think a DC jury or whoever prosecutes the case believe they can get a guilty plea on.
      Perhaps that will be impossible. In which case the next best thing is to let it all hang out for public exposure, show every detail of the plot and the plotters so that even if the deniers refuse to read it or deny its contents they can’t just ignore it. Just my opinion.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      I still maintain spying went on in Obama’s first term and that Romney was a target. Prove that and you remove the excuse that Trump was soooooo “out there” that they felt justified in doing what they did “to protect the Republic.”

      Liked by 2 people

      • need24give says:

        The way Romney tanked for Hussein and his never Trumpism makes me suspect he’s been in it up to his eyeballs for a very long time.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Allard Otten says:

        Not just spied on, IMO, remember the cabin fire on Ann Romney’s plane?

        Trump used his own jet, but even that was grounded due to safety concerns on one campaign flight, IIRC.

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  29. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • Pale rider says:

      dishonesty he has is he said ‘republicans use the same power’ they might, but I believe his fear is democrats are being taken over by a faction that will use and are using that power against democrats and republicans. Hillary did. No more actual democrats will make it up the ladder.
      How does this happen? Barr, Sessions, Holder, DOJ, that’s how.
      Is there any possible way this ever turns on the traitors without prosecution?

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    • dawg says:

      As I suggested recently, and related to what that CIA guy just said at the bottom,

      President Trump should tweet something to the effect of “If there is nothing wrong with what the DOJ did to me in 2016 and beyond, as Chief Executive, I hereby order the DOJ and all Executive Branch Law Enforcement Agencies therein, to conduct the same surveillance operation on the 2020 Democrat Presidential candidate. Gotta be sure there is no foreign influence on them!”

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    • DJ Snyder says:

      At worst, you can interpret Trump’s tweet about Barr as giving him another chance to do the right thing. But until Trump starts disparaging Barr, I will withhold my judgement on him.

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    • I feel quite certain that Comey will face prosecution – but not for what was contained in the IG’s first(!) report. These are weak and controversial charges when compared to, say, “lying under oath.” He knowingly made false statements to a Federal Court … who caught him at it along with many others.

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    • TPW says:

      PT:s tweet was a back handed compliment….as I said earlier his tweets aimed at Barr are a warning to Barr as to what PT knows and expects, I will say again that I don’t believe PT is 100% sure Barr will do the right thing so PT is making it difficult for Barr to gloss over their wrong doing. The President will have a very hard decision to make if Barr turns out to be a cleaner.

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  30. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  31. sunnyflower5 says:

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  32. sunnyflower5 says:

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  33. sunnyflower5 says:

    I’m sorry to hear about the Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell’s mental illness.
    May the people of Florida remain save and protected.

    Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell said she is hoping for a bull’s-eye hit by Hurricane Dorian on Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s prized Florida resort and so-called Winter White House.

    “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!” Campbell, who served as the 19th Canadian prime minister for less than five months in 1993, tweeted on Thursday.

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  34. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    Unicorn sighting.
    A SANE Democrat!!

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  35. ilcon says:

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  36. Bigly says:

    Often Hugh takes the position of a middle swamp creature

    I often listen however to the townhall weekly summary – this weeks ben Carson was of interest – I see Ben carson’s Position as old school politics, the way it used to be – imagine if trump got a fair shot at governance – it would be a “love fest”

    The titleIV talk is disgusting – where’s the outrage? Boys competing with girls and claiming victory. Where are the “feminists?”

    http://townhallreview.com/2019/08/protecting-title-ix-connecticut-track-athletes-push-back/

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  37. Tazio Nuvolari says:

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      “Axios —whatever that is”….
      Axios— Greek ἄξιος, “worthy of”, “deserving of”, “suitable”.
      Apparently, Axios believes it’s worth writing silly leaked stories. Why would the White House deserve that? What are Axios suitable standards?

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  38. ilcon says:

    Say goodnight Dick.

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  39. Dixie Sugarbaker says:

    I find it interesting that Trump declared his candidacy in June 2015, and July 2015 Comey hires his friend as an unpaid FBI employee with security clearance that it appears Comey used to leak info to the press while protecting himself from liability. Anything else going on around that time?

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  40. Nick the Deplorable says:

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  41. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  42. ilcon says:

    How Now Pow Wow?

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  43. ilcon says:

    Suicided.

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  44. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  45. ilcon says:

    A Republic if you can keep it.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1167475016038043649.html

    Liked by 1 person

  46. ilcon says:

    Will Fredo call him a liar?

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  47. Perot Conservative says:

    Senior DOJ official resigns after found viewing porn on Federal computers.

    Also made false statements (lied).

    No prosecution. Not identified.

    The Hill. “A senior Justice Department official has resigned after the department’s inspector general found that the employee used government computers to view porn.”

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    • CNN_sucks says:

      OMG. And this is what we taxpayers paying for? Deviant SOB. Cheap skate subhuman who would not pay their own porn on their own time and own dime.

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  48. youme says:

    And to think there is a whole new army of drug dealers back on the street with thousands of federally convicted drug dealers being given early release under the First Step Act. Makes you wonder

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  49. Debra says:

    So, the DNC decided against a rule-change in the caucus states, and Julian Castro is incensed about it (will not allow called-in support).

    Hey, Julio! It’s your party, so you can cry if you want to . . .

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