Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows Discuss Fallout from Lewandowski Testimony…

House Judiciary committee members Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows appear on Fox News this morning to discuss the ridiculous committee hearing yesterday where former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski delivered testimony.

Additionally Rep. Greg Steube, (R-Fla.) discusses Corey Lewandowski’s testimony before the committee with Maria Bartiromo.

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103 Responses to Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows Discuss Fallout from Lewandowski Testimony…

  1. fanbeav says:

    Republicans better be prepared when Nadler brings in professional attorneys to harass President Trump supporters. Corey held his own, but that attorney was a POS and it was all to make anyone associated with President Trump to look like a liar. Chiding him for an interview on TV like he was under oath?

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      It was a hit on his campaign for Senator.

      Liked by 10 people

      • John-Y128 says:

        …and fully deserving and entertaining!

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        • Pedro Morales says:

          The Dems will never give up their 5 minutes to “staff”. Its their time to hog the camera. Corey was solid for the day, no major issues, and a little off in the last half hour. He could have handled it a bit better but no real damage. The left is in tears so it was a win for Team Trump. The next “witness” will be better prepared. Basically these Lawfare idiots showed their hand. You can bet McGann or Dearborn wont be offguard. They sent Corey in to do some recon, he got they lay of the land, and now Team Trump can counter move. F Norm Eisen!

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          • Paul Apostle says:

            Poor little Republicans can’t do anything, those mean ol’ Democrats. This is what the Republicans were saying when they held all three branches. Worthless.

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            • PBR says:

              Hey, Paul Ap- shouldn’t you be ion the CNN site?

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            • Sofa King says:

              Paul Ryan, ultimate backstabbing traitor.
              McCain close second, may he rest in misery.

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            • cheryl says:

              Republicans didn’t have a super majority like the Democrats did during the 1st two years of Obama’s reign. Run along now. You just sound silly.

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              • Jeff says:

                True, but the spirit of his dig is not too far from the truth. Republicans have been tremendously weak, and have been, even when they had the House, Senate and Presidency. They were weak for the first 2 years of President Trump’s term. Most are weak now. They are just fortunate that the Democrats are bat crap zonkers right now. When Schumer is not chasing a news camera every day, you know something is amiss, and he knows (I suspect) how off kilter the Dem party is.

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                • cheryl says:

                  The first two years of Trump have been a bumpy ride of Democrats and their counterparts, the RINOs, crying and whining. We had the House and Senate but we still needed Democrats to pass anything unlike Obama’s first two years where they could have passed anything they wanted to.

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      • bertdilbert says:

        The Lewandowski boomerang.

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      • L. Gee says:

        I think it was a LEEEEETTTTTLE more than that! They changed the rules so they can do this to ANYONE!!!! These Dimms want to be judge, jury, and hangman, and they’ll delegate that power to themselves–and abuse it–in any way they can!

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    • Ma McGriz says:

      This is taking reality tv to a very dangerous and costly low.

      Nadler’s playing to a two-digit IQ demographic.

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      • I agree Ma. I read at some leftists sites last night.
        They bought into the whole charade hook, line and sinker.
        They really do live in an alternate reality. There is no reaching them.

        I did not realize that stupid people don’t realize they are stupid.

        Disclosure: I do not feel as though I am a genius, but I know I am on the right side.
        Smh.

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        • Ma McGriz says:

          Yes, that old saying about dumbing down America is no joke. Ignorance is sooo dangerous, because it’s the favorite path of least resistance for evil.

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          • ATheoK says:

            “Forgive me if I am not justified in what I ask,” said Scrooge, looking intently at the Spirit’s robe, “but I see something strange, and not belonging to yourself, protruding from your skirts. Is it a foot or a claw?”

            “It might be a claw, for the flesh there is upon it,” was the Spirit’s sorrowful reply. “Look here.”

            From the foldings of its robe, it brought two children; wretched, abject, frightful, hideous, miserable. They knelt down at its feet, and clung upon the outside of its garment.

            “Oh, Man, look here! Look, look, down here!” exclaimed the Ghost.

            They were a boy and a girl. Yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish; but prostrate, too, in their humility. Where graceful youth should have filled their features out, and touched them with its freshest tints, a stale and shrivelled hand, like that of age, had pinched, and twisted them, and pulled them into shreds. Where angels might have sat enthroned, devils lurked, and glared out menacing. No change, no degradation, no perversion of humanity, in any grade, through all the mysteries of wonderful creation, has monsters half so horrible and dread.

            Scrooge started back, appalled. Having them shown to him in this way, he tried to say they were fine children, but the words choked themselves, rather than be parties to a lie of such enormous magnitude.

            “Spirit, are they yours?” Scrooge could say no more.

            “They are Man’s,” said the Spirit, looking down upon them. “And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased. Deny it!”

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        • dd_sc says:

          I did not realize that stupid people don’t realize they are stupid.

          In part because they haven’t properly taught Civics 101 in schools for a good 30 years now.

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        • Not only do they not don’t realize they are stupid, they also think they are smarter than everyone else. I told my leftist friend she was stupid a few months ago and she said I’m not stupid so I said well then you are just ‘thick’…we have terminated our relationship and I feel so much better not having to talk to her.

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          • RobInPA says:

            I liken it more to the classic “Catch-22”, as it pertains to the state of one’s mind of officially being crazy, insane and delusional.

            They’re all John Yossarian’s, which ir to be pretty effed up!

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        • Allard Otten says:

          “I did not realize that stupid people don’t realize they are stupid.”

          Dunning-Kruger Effect

          https://www.verywellmind.com/an-overview-of-the-dunning-kruger-effect-4160740

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          • Wow, very interesting article.

            Thank you for the link, Allard.

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          • That’s an interesting article. I didn’t know someone had actually done a study on people thinking they are smarter than they are. Also, they found another interesting thing; smart people who are perceptive often think that everyone else is just as perceptive. This is very true also.

            I like this quote from Darwiin: As Charles Darwin wrote in his book The Descent of Man, “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” Wow, that is just so true…it borders on profound.

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        • Geniuses realize their limitations, but stupidity has no realization of theirs. However, arrogance gets in the way of both… or is that just more stupidity? 🙂

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Republicans better be prepared when Nadler brings in professional attorneys to harass President Trump supporters.

      You’re right.
      With this format….

      NadlerVision I believe it’s called…

      a good evil lawyer can make even a nun look guilty of SOMETHING….

      There was nothing but INNUENDO….
      And no solid punches landed…..

      But Collins & Co cannot let this stand without counter-punching.

      This might be the spot that a guy like DiGenova could help.
      Especially if Nadler starts calling in “experts” of his own.

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      • OmegaManBlue says:

        The problem is if DiGenova was there yesterday he would have no one to grill. Corey was only one there. The democrats will also change rules when they want so if there was a witness they wouldn’t get crossed examined by DiGenova.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Haven’t watched many of these hearings before I guess…

          It’s a committee hearing NOT a formal impeachment inquiry….

          DiGenova (or any lawyer) could LITERALLY use the witness

          like the wall on a handball court……..

          Make statements about the COUP…..disguised as questions

          And simply have CL say “YES”

          Did you know Mr L that the IG referred the former FBI Director for criminal charges?
          YES
          Did you know Mr L that the IG found that Comey’s trip to Trump Tower was really part of an investigation of Mr Trump
          YES
          Didn’t Mr Comey say that he told Mr Trump specifically he was NOT under investigation?
          YES
          Did you know there was a FISA report published 2 years ago finding numerous abuses of the NSA database
          YES

          See how that works.

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      • Pedro Morales says:

        No biggie. Team Trump has run out the clock and Pelosi wants out of this mess. The campaign starts this November. She will not stand for hearings and investigations that will jeopordize swing state Dems and remove her from the Speakership. Impeachment is over. This is all Kabuki theatre for the wing nuts. Nancy will run out the clock and stall. She has to keep Nadler and the wing nuts at bay for 6 more weeks. There is no way the Nadler can get anyone to show up in 6 weeks. The court cases will not be resolved in 6 weeks. The MSM can not restart the hearings for Nadler in 6 weeks. Its over!!! Plus they just showed their strategy. It was a last gasp and it failed. Lawfare is running on fumes. Even CNN and their own Lawfare pundits threw in the towel. Nancy wants this to be over. She just cant say it.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          The release of the FISA report will most likely put a stop to this.

          There will AT THE VERY LEAST be findings of misuse of the FISA process
          (I think it will be worse than that)

          If Nadler as CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ignores this….

          abuse by the DOJ and the FBI
          ON the judiciary branch
          ALL his PRIMARY oversight directives……

          it’s gonna be as obvious as an Everest size pimple on a fashion model’s nose.

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      • Paul Apostle says:

        And less than 1 million viewers, out of 330 million.

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  2. Ken Maritch says:

    Hopefully the republicans will be hiring some “staff” to counter this type of questioning in the future.

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    • Roger Duroid says:

      The Repubs knew about this “STAFF” stuff in plenty of time to bring in their own STAFF , instead, they let naddless shut down a good 30 min of rehabiliation by them.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Not exactly……
        Collins (and others)
        argued about the NEW definition of “consultant: that Nadler made up last week

        Failing that……Collins said he was going to do the questioning HIMSELF….

        because, after all, he is a member of his own “staff”….

        but apparently SELF is the ONLY thing that is NOT defined as a member of a Committee member’s staff….at least in Nadler’s game this week.

        Kind of hard to prepare for a game when the rules are being made up as you go along.

        Berke didn’t lay a glove on CL (who needed no help).

        And next time (assuming there is one) Collins will be loaded for bear.
        This may be the job where a guy like Joe DiGenova might actually be fun to watch.

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    • Debra says:

      I believe the Republicans decided that if they went ahead with a staffer questioning Corey in the after-rounds, that they would be acquiescing to the un-Constitutional rule changes that Nadler manufactured.

      That (D) voters would rejoice at the fact that they are not being represented by their own elected Congresspeople, but by a hired gun, really goes to show the mob mentality that they ascribe to . . . and that reminds me of the one mistake Cory made in his statements — and one I hope he gets educated on quickly: we are not a democracy; we are a republic.

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  3. TheWanderingStar says:

    LOL! Following Corey’s recap of the Russia hoax; Maria: “Yeeeep!”

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  4. Kleen says:

    Apparently Horowitz is testifying and no one cares.

    Also people watching are saying he wasn’t forthcoming his investigation is worthless and incomplete

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      Horowitz is a bureaucrat bent on protecting his fiefdom and his precious processes.
      Appointed by a demorat and carrying water for same.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Apparently you didn’t read
        his Comey Report or
        his McCabe Report or
        his MYE Report.

        But thanks for playin’

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        • Kleen says:

          I didn’t, but so far no one is in jail.

          Comey is rich and popular.
          He can go anywhere and be well treated. Trump? His family? His supporters? Are attacked.

          So far nothing changed. I want to see Trump’s name cleared.

          Horowitz investigation is only about Carter Page FISA.
          I’ve heard this is all on purpose. All of these small, separate investigations.

          Each in itself, not a big deal. The goal is not to have one big Investigation that clearly shows the great conspiracy. But a bunch a little ones that shows us what’s already out. And each in itself, shows small crimes that will never convince any grand jury. Therefore ignored.

          So, let’s say we get more criminal referrals and they get ignored.

          October is right around the corner.

          Durham Investigation is supposed to go on until next year.

          We are running out of time.

          I am amazed at how some of you some still trusts the government when the agencies are still being run by the same criminals and we are not getting any different results.

          Same ol’

          Give me different results.

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          • fabrabbit says:

            Aside from all out revolution…which I hope does not happen, we need to continue to trust the process of law in place. It is not on my emotional time schedule, patience.

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          • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

            Well if you’re expecting the Inspector General to put someone in jail
            then enjoy waiting for the ice cream man in hell because that’s not what he does.

            This was not a coup attempted by some ragtag bunch of mountain men or pissed off army generals with their grenades and guns….

            It was perpetrated by law enforcement and intelligence officers…

            In fact the topmost ones……

            who know how criminal investigations are done and how to get around them.
            They also had a 3, maybe 4 year head start….if not more.

            So you wanted this “done” by a certain date……
            your birthday….or your anniversary perhaps… and it didn’t happen…..
            So now what …..you’re having a tantrum? a pity party? with your:
            “So, let’s say we get more criminal referrals and they get ignored”

            OK…..I’ll play.
            “So what if we get more criminal referrals and they DON”T get ignored?”

            Gee……what a fun and useless game.

            October is right around the corner.?????
            not sure why this is even relevant but thanks for the update on how a calendar works
            P.S. after that comes November.

            FAST and NOT RIGHT will end in failure for sure.

            Point is…… WE DON’T KNOW……

            And all this hand wringing and prognostications that
            “nothing is being done”….

            Is literally NO DIFFERENT than the MSM’s
            “the noose is tightening, the walls are closing in, it’s the beginning of the end”
            bullshit we heard for the last 2 years.

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      • Summer says:

        Gohmert says Horowitz is going to sweep everything under the rug in his report. It’s going to be a huge disappointment to those of us who bought the tick tock narrative.
        Hopefully it is not all that bad but it will be nowhere close to what the club was breathlessly promising.

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    • Patience says:

      Why no live-stream or tv
      of Horowitz today? Hmmm

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      • mopar2016 says:

        I think that Fox News live streamed it.

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        • Patience says:

          Thank you, Mo.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Thanks for posting.

          Notables:
          Horowitz:
          …(Comey’s) memo….was a recording of his meeting….an investigative meeting” and giving that to a journalist …”our concern there….and I’ve had instances of this in corruption cases previously”…..empowering FBI Directors….. with the authority to decide they are not going to follow established norms and procedures because in their view they’ve made a judgement that the individuals they are dealing with can’t be trusted”

          “We’re required by the IG ACT to send information that we’ve identified that could plausibly be criminal to the Department….as soon as we identify it.”

          Jordan: “Have you been asked to testify by Chairman Cummings or Chairman Nadler about the Comey IG Report released 3 weeks ago?”

          Horowitz “No I have not.”

          Jordan: “Have you had discussions with Chairman Cummings or Chairman Nadler about the upcoming FISA report…?”

          Horowitz: “We haven’t had as far as my knowledge discussions about testimony..”

          Jordan: “Was President Trump under investigation at the time that this all happened on Jan 6”

          Horowitz “Ummm….I don’t know that I’m in a position to say one way or another…I’ve read what the memos say and what Mr Comey in the memos he reported he represented to the President…all I can report on is what was said…I don’t know what was going in the investigation at the time.”
          To be fair, Horowitz was not assigned to review the “investigation ongoing at the time”.
          That’s Barr/Durham’s job.

          Horowitz confirmed he has had contact with Durham but would not quantify or qualify them.

          In Comey Leak Report, Horowitz has gathered quite a bit of state of mind (INTENT) evidence and documented specific actions taken by many that while ancillary to a leak prosecution fill in many puzzle pieces relevant to other matters that can be used by others.
          This applies to the MYE report as well.

          Also
          Compare how much Horowitz knows about his own reports (which he doesn’t have in front of him)
          to how little Mueller knew about his (who did….and needed someone to work the binder for him)

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    • pocaMAGAjunta says:

      When the Dems goal is to defend falsehoods by jumping up and down, everyone else sees the floor collapsing under them.

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    • fabrabbit says:

      Interesting because he can’t say much about the forthcoming report. It has not been released so he needs to be circumspect.

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  5. Raptors2020 says:

    Sooner or later they have to throw the Hail Mary, and start calling people like Andrew Weismann. They’ll self-destruct.

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  6. Mr. Lewandowski gave Nadler’s committee the respect it deserved.
    ————-
    “Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy”. ~ Louis Brandeis

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    • Pale rider says:

      They are supposed to write laws based on our needs and wishes. Endless hearings are totally irrelevant for anything except theater.
      It’s broken, we all see it, how do we fix it? Voting isn’t working.
      What I see is, DOJ (appointed positions) isn’t doing its job or we wouldn’t have this. If people on the left or right went to jail, every congress persons would shut their mouth, put their head down, and do their dang job. When criminals sit there and question anybody the hypocrisy is too much to watch, it’s disgusting.

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  7. Don McAro says:

    Here is a video that pretty much explains how things went for the leftists…
    https://streamable.com/9gnph

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  8. RJ says:

    Oh gee, those nasty democrats aren’t letting any “truth tellers’ come before their committee!

    So says a couple of guys who were “in control” of the same committee while Speaker Ryan ran the House due to a republican majority which the republicans most certainly squandered away due to their “spineless” character.

    Meanwhile, we citizens await some sunlight on these attempts to topple the Trump administration and further castrate (what’s left of these people?) the remaining republicans in Congress.

    We wait, and wait, and listen on a daily basis empty promises–we see constantly pointed fingers at the guilty…yet who has come “before the bar” of justice?

    All talk, no action. And I am to believe who? Are you kidding?

    Oh, I get it…we are to wait until Nov 6th, 2020 when we vote, we are to make up our mind then. Meanwhile we have to listen to these airbags promise and threat, promise and threat.

    I am beginning to realize where that line “throw the bums out” originated and why!

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  9. Dutchman says:

    RJ,
    “when Speaker Ryan ran the House” says it all.
    Did you really expect that one of the Masterminds of the coup, who has total control over what happens in the,House, was going to allow an investigation that would lead right to HIM?

    Naive comes to mind. Wake up and smell the cofeve? See thru the illusion of two party rule, perhaps.
    Have a plexiglass window installed in your belly, so you can at least SEE where your going?

    In short, your rant is duly noted,…
    IMHO, as always,..

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    • RJ says:

      My dear Dutchman, I think you give way too much credit to former Speaker Ryan when you label him a “mastermind” relative to the coup. That guy may think he is smart, he may know how to count, write a sentence, smile, give a so so speech, but smart enough to belong in creating a coup?

      Are you kidding? Ryan is a jerk, has been a jerk and will be a jerk. He has always been a follower, never a leader. He takes orders, he doesn’t know how to lead.

      When Ryan looks in a mirror all he sees is an empty suit with a stupid smile!

      Other than that I feel better after a good rant, who doesn’t? Maybe I will think about that slug, that pond scum…Susan Rice…no, I want to enjoy this weather and afternoon here in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment where our democrat governor just announced she wants to give all residents free college in state.

      Where are the greats like Jonas Salk, Sigmund Freud when we need cures for these diseases of the mind?

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      • I Hear You Now says:

        Psychiatric diagnosis ‘scientifically meaningless’ — ScienceDaily

        Jul 8, 2019 · A new study has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are … of the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), … provides yet more evidence that the biomedical diagnostic …

        https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708131152.htm

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      • Dutchman says:

        I’ve been known to enjoy a good rant on occasion, myself. I notice some on the treehouse START their rant by identifying it as such. PROBABLY a good idea, and I will try to remember it.

        I agree Ryan is an empty suit, but maintain the whole reason for the obstruction trap was to give Ryan and McConnell political cover to do what they so much WANTED to do, which was instruct (order?) their caucus, the Republicans, to vote to impeach.
        THAT,was “the plan”; therefore THEY, Ryan and McConnell WERE the ‘genesis’ of it. THATS the ‘predicate’, the source of the motivation.
        Hence, what I should have said is Ryan is one of the leaders of the coup; the COLLECTIVE that ‘masterminded’ the travesty.

        Enjoy the wonderful weather, I’m next door in Northern Az. where the weather is beautiful. Republicon govenor, SAYS all the right things, but HAD to be in on the political manueverings of the State GOP, that resulted in us getting a libbertard in disguise (kursin sin-a-lot) and a McCain clone in McSally as our Senators.
        Apologise as your rant triggered mine, and I stepped over the line.

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      • PBR says:

        Freud was a fraud.

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  10. Aeyrie says:


    ’nuff said?

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  11. Ma McGriz says:

    If there are any adult or mentally sound donkeys in the democrat herd, they’d better get their asses in gear and get to the front and turn that herd before it stampedes itself straight over the very rapidly approaching cliff, and they’d better hope they’re in time to avoid being the first swept over the edge.

    See? I’m a fair-minded and empathetic creature.

    However, since there appear to be no efforts to bring about the herd management described above, it looks like the donkey stampede will proceed until gravity takes over.

    It’s looking like common sense and the law are not gonna get the job done.

    well….OK then.

    But here’s the thing: stampedes are inherently destructive and dangerous to every thing and every one in its path. There are consequences…..that inevitably fall upon the innocent in greatly disproportionate measure.

    For that, the donkey herders must be made to pay.

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  12. Exfiltration of Wealth says:

    People really do need to stop referring to “Democrats” and the “left” and “Republicans” and the “right”…………..because by doing so you’ve bought into the gaslighting that there is a difference between the two. If sundance has taught me ANYTHING, it is that there is but one Uniparty.

    I can’t be the only one who has been paying attention, am I?

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    • 17CatsInTN says:

      Me, me, me! I’m paying attention! Me, me, me, me! I’m with ya all the way, me and Ladybug.*

      *For those who may not get the reference, Chad Mitchell Trio, The Ides of Texas (Don’t Fence Me In). Hey Billie Billie, hey Billie Billie Sol!

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Instead of meaningless “left” and “right”, I propose elite “top down” vs citizen “bottom up”.
      Dictatorships such as the Nazis, Stalinists, Maoists, Mugabyists, etc, and other power-hungry, non-replaceable forms of “government” to impose its will on everyone, with little or no personal say are “Top Down”. Citizen “bottom up” means that government comes from citizens, is as limited as possible, and can be peacefully wholly replaced by citizens.

      Democrats are now almost entirely “top down”.
      The GOPe is largely top down, with the exception that avoidance of top-down government control can be purchased.

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    • PBR says:

      How about the Left Side of the Uniparty and the Right Side of the Uniparty. I do not believe all elected officials are in the Uniparty.

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  13. tommyd22 says:

    Matt Gaetz is a Man On FIRE!

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/matt-gaetz-for-the-win/

    This IS as good as it gets…. Has to be one of the Best I have ever seen…

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  14. gary says:

    hey, we learned something of the mysterious sundance. he/she may be hard of hearing. he had the closed caption on. hahahahaha just kidding.

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  15. ristvan says:

    Been thinking about the Lewandowsky hearing. On balance, think Nadler is committing a major strategic error, blinded by TDS. And think Pelosi knows this but cannot stop it.

    Jim Jorden called the first part of it. ‘Comey sat in that chair and said no collusion. Mueller sat in that chair and said no collusion. Now Corey sits in that chair and says no collusion.’

    The whole Nadler thing is evidently trying to get to obstruction ( the Weissmann trap PDJT did not fall for), as the Jackson Lee rant showed. That approach can never work for two reasons. First, Ratcliffe points out the erroneous Weissman standard ‘did not exonerate’. And Barr said as a matter of law there wasn’t any obstruction. Nadler cannot change any of those facts.

    What Nadler’s committee DOES do by pursuing impeachment anyway is indelibly expose the Dem animus against PDJT. The more he does, the greater the exposure. And that exposure will be invaluable to PDJT when the criminal indictments of folks like Comey, Yates, Brennan, and Clapper become public and the trail to Obama becomes generally evident. Makes clear there was Dem animus, there was lots of Dem wrongdoing (like Nadler changing rules, only more criminal). Makes it much more difficult for Dems to scream political retribution during the 2020 election season, when it is just self evident projection.

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    • ristvan says:

      A further thought. Note that Jim, Mark, and Matt are now sounding an explicit Obama note. To the extent there was Russian meddling, it was Obama’s job to stop it. To the extend his admin was fabricating Trump/Russia collusion as an insurance policy against Trump election, it was also Obama’s job to stop it. Obama did neither, and we know from Strzok/Page texts that Obama wanted to be kept fully briefed. Obama won’t be criminally charged, unlike his minions. But his legacy will be completely destroyed.

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    • Allard Otten says:

      I think it’s all they can do.

      It avoids voting on bills that demand they show their colors, it drains GOP financial sources and promotes their own donors, it keeps competent, star power types GOP people out of government who could help but don’t want the harassment, and it gives their most recognizable players a lot of face time. Say what you want about Nadler, people know who he is, cartoon character or not. There’s no such thing as bad publicity.

      No name / no face moderate dems trying to even the keel would get blown away by criticism from one of these characters. AOC took the same tack from the getgo to gain bullying power. They will primary any moderate dem not in lockstep, just like they’re trying to do with Sinema over on the senate side.

      They should have learned their lesson with POTUS’s attack on Cummings, so I don’t think they can stop. They’re going to be lured out and taken down at the point of their most foolhardy attempt. It will be memorialized as Nadler’s charge.

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  16. Ploni says:

    Nadler sitting there reminds me of the Honorable William J. Le Petomane—Mel Brooks’ character—in ”Blazing Saddles.”

    ”I didn’t hear a ”Harumph” out of that guy!”

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  17. Pale rider says:

    When you think about it, a government job is a great place for a criminal to hide. If we know this don’t you think criminals know this? The higher the office the less accountability. Once in they cover more than their own crimes.
    This can end two ways. arrests and things begin to clean up or we go down. Not my assumption, Nunez, even stated that along with numerous others waiting.
    If people like Nadler had a few investigators looking at him, you think he would feel so confident about this mess? Or Pelosi? Heck the whole democrat party.
    When the light goes on after any of these crooks, they will settle down but ‘as is’ they feel confident in their mischief.

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  18. raptors2020 says:

    Did Comey wear a wire/record his January 6, 2017 meeting with President-elect Trump? The infamous Russian hookers story revelation meeting? Did the Coup plotters regularly record their meetings/conversations with Trump? I suspect so, and I suspect that is one of the primary pieces of evidence exposed by the Comey Memos. If protecting Rosenstein is an objective of Barr, as hypothesized on this site, then that explains the Justice Department’s determination to suppress the Comey Memos.

    Both McCabe and Rosenstein concede their discussion about Rosenstein wearing a wire into a meeting with Trump. Rosenstein called it a joke, McCabe (and others) said it was serious. McCabe also alleged Mueller left his cellphone behind, after a May, 2017 meeting with Trump. The implication being it was a recording/listening device.

    Trump also tweeted in May, 2017 that Comey better hope that there are no tapes of their meetings. Does this mean Trump was also recording, or is Trump implying he knows they were recording him? There may be a mountain of evidence yet to be revealed. I believe so.

    Papadopoulos (and Trey Gowdy) have also alleged tapes or transcripts exist of the spying on Georgie P. by Halper/Mifsud/Downer. If nothing else, this suggests recording was the normal procedure of the FBI spies. A leopard can’t change its spots.

    So, recording of Trump for what reason? Was he going to admit to Russian collusion? Uh no, the FBI were the people who made that up. How about gathering evidence of Trump’s instability to advance the 25th Amendment gambit? Far-fetched, but all they had. Or, a combination of advancing the Impeachment/25th tsunami, in order to force Trump to resign? Well, they drove Nixon out, and resignation was their least-worst option.

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    • raptors2020 says:

      I just had an epiphany: Comey was the Barzini all along. Comey was the Coup. When Comey went, the Coup pivoted from the quick fix of the 25th/Resignation, to the long, slow slog to Impeachment.

      Comey inserted himself into the Hillary email debacle: why? Comey inserted himself into the Weiner laptop story: again, why? He went from hero to zero, to the Democrats. But he had to..

      Comey was present at the “by the book” meeting. Comey broke the news of the Russian hooker story to Trump. According to the Daily Beast, Comey had 9 private conversations with Trump. I submit, in Comey’s egocentric mind, this was Trump versus Comey, mano a mano.

      The content of those Comey Memos is crucial. And the Justice Department knows it.

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