October 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1001

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743 Responses to October 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1001

  1. sunnyflower5 says:

    Liked by 13 people

  2. tozerbgood8315 says:

    LOL – Can we now please get the focus back on weasley quid pro Joe?

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 10 people

  4. wtd says:

    Reading the Sondland statement, it’s very clear that the initial leaks this morning grossly misrepresented the Ambassador’s comments

    Contrast spin reported in MSM:
    In prepared remarks obtained by AP, the US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, plans to tell lawmakers that he was disappointed President Trump directed him to work with his personal lawyer RudyGiuliani on Ukraine.

    U.S. ambassador to tell House impeachment panel ‘wrong’ to seek foreign influence in election https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-sondland-idUSKBN1WW1WQ


    US envoy Gordon Sondland ‘disappointed’ at Trump over Ukraine

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Zephyrbreeze says:

    The undercover video trial – evidence shows that procurers had scalped babies.

    “In chilling testimony last week, an abortion whistleblower involved in revealing how Planned Parenthood affiliates had sold aborted baby body parts revealed one of the horrifying research purposes of body parts buyers: they were “scalping the babies.”

    “And we realized that one, for example, was a research being done on baldness. That could be just vanity. On the other hand, we do know that patients receiving therapy — there’s many reasons for baldness. And they were attempting — they were using fetal — they were scalping the babies and taking their scalps and grafting them on to immune-suppressed mice, and then using various pharmaceuticals on these humanized mice to test the effect upon preventing or, I suppose you might say, treating baldness,” Rhomberg said (emphasis added).


  6. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 6 people

  7. Katherine McCoun says:

    I LOVE Mulvaney in the same room with the press! Really like him and the no none sense way he handles them. Always had his facts at the ready and is succinct in his answers….so I liked Many moments of the press conference.

    Absolutely favorite? As he was leaving the podium hearing a whiney voice yell, “Why aren’t you taking questions from CNN?” LOL hahahahahaha Dear Diary moment + plus after the Veritas videos why would Anyone take questions from infotainment Fake News CNN?!

    Liked by 9 people

  8. Reserved55 says:


    Look at all those despicables. It’s time to conjure up T Bone.

    Liked by 15 people

  9. sunnyflower5 says:

    Fox is running the misleading headline:
    Mulvaney admits Trump withheld Ukraine funding over investigation push.

    What he made clear— it was look back into the 2016 election!

    Liked by 3 people

    • trumpthepress says:

      They are equal (with a few exceptions – Tucker etc) to the other liars on the networks.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Reserved55 says:

        This witch conspired to eliminate candidate Trump in the first presidential debate.

        Last night his job was to rehabilitate her.

        Tulsi, Impeach Trump, was also on his show.


        Liked by 2 people

        • trumpthepress says:

          I don’t watch tv but listen to him on occasion. He is a good guy. He has stupid guests on. That night was no exception.


        • fanbeav says:

          I also heard her state that the CNN “impeach” push via Okeefe video was not a problem. Because impeachment is big news! No comment on how they are pushing the impeachment talks. Tucker did not even question her on that!


        • Don McAro says:

          I watched it….And What I got from this…Is.. she is doing a lot of soul searching.. She was right at home on Tuckers show… She was in her element and not that of NBC
          She was the Megan Kelly of Old….
          When she left that studio you know she cried……

          She completely miscalculated her career and President Trump…..
          Sure she’s 20 million dollars richer for her miscalculation, but my guess is that she would give back every nickel to go back to that 1st debate and change everything…

          Until then honey pie….Go chase around Harvey, Matt and NBC…
          its all will ever have for the future and beyiond


      • And PDJT named most of the good FNN/FBN hosts at the last 2 rallies. I only watch a few and only when they have good guests.


    • Brian Baker says:

      The mainstream misleadia is purposely conflating investigating the corrupt origins of the 2016 Russian hoax with an investigation into Biden and the 2020 election.


    • JG3 says:

      Too much “good” happening. Gotta have “bad” for Sunday shows! Picking up crumbs!


    • linda4298 says:

      I saw on twitter that CNN was running a chyron that said Mulvaney admits quid pro quo, these people are insane.


    • freespeechfanatic says:

      Breitbart is running same stupid headline.


  10. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 4 people

  11. sunnydaze says:

    RSBN LIVE in Dallas now:


  12. Reserved55 says:


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  13. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 4 people

  14. Payday says:

    Just wait until you all see what Romney just said on the senate floor. The Gauntlet has been thrown by the GOPe


  15. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 3 people

  16. FL_GUY says:

    MASSIVE, YUGE crowd for the TX rally. Can’t wait for the show!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. wtd says:

    Twitter Paves Way For Trump Ban With New Content Rules For World Leaders


    • Roger Duroid says:

      Lining up to ban him for whatever childish reason they invent. Wish he’d post on his own website with a sign up for txt messages so when they cut him off it will be a non-event. They just want to FORCE him to come begging or go to court to get reinstated.


    • Robert Smith says:

      I still remember when AOL was the king of the heap.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. fanbeav says:

    How Cute!

    Liked by 5 people

  19. sunnyflower5 says:

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 6 people

  21. Jenevive says:

    Fox announced Rick Perry is resigning..not sure why of course
    they have to mention the Ukraine Scandal he is involved in it.


  22. TheTorch says:

    BREXIT update:

    Looks like Boris Johnson has indeed done an acceptable deal with the EU, it is not perfect but it is more than good enough based on what I am hearing and reading.

    The biggest and most important aspects is that Britain will leave the ECJ (European Court of Justice), the Customs Union (means UK can negotiate free trade deals), and the Single Market (free movement of people). Also the Irish Backstop is jettisoned (and this was one of the horrors of the original May agreement and that the DUP were 100% against).

    In a nutshell to all intents and purposes Britain will be leaving the EU on 31st October 2019, assuming the British Parliament votes to approve the deal.

    Because Britain will be out of the dreaded Customs Union that means Britain can negotiate Free Trade deals with the USA and any other country. This will tick a major box for the UK and USA.

    Basically what Boris Johnson has achieved if I am understanding all of this correctly, is that he has taken May’s deal, kept the good or workable parts, and removed pretty much all the bad parts.

    Now we need to see how things pan out and if there are any hidden monstrosities, but if there is to be a BREXIT deal this may be about the best you could hope for.

    Personally I prefer a NO DEAL BREXIT, because although it would mean some short term instability, it would be the best in the long term. However, the deal on the table now, looks more than good enough, to get the Leaver’s on side, and hopefully pass in Parliament.

    The DUP which represents Northern Ireland and supports the British Conservative Government which gives Boris Johnson a working majority – when all Conservatives and Independent Conservatives vote together, are not happy about one aspect, but they will likely come around, as it will not be an issue after the transition period which should end December 2020.

    Now the Transition period which some Leavers like Farage are getting annoyed about, is that the UK will still be subject to EU Rules and some other things until December 2020, but to be fair, if there was going to be a deal, then there would of been at least a 6 month transition period, that was always baked in the cake so to speak, so I think people need to calm down about this, and it is still only a year.

    Brexit Date Confirmed: UK Leaves EU With Or Without Deal On 31st October
    Mahyar Tousi has done a good video which outlines the above and helps explain things, it is only 16 minutes long and well worth a view.

    Fingers crossed, but I think Boris may of pulled it off 🙂

    I would like to see an official comment from President Trump or one of his trade negotiators like Robert Lighthizer, Peter Navarro, or Wilbur Ross, to confirm the trade deal they envisioned with the UK is now possible, because if so, then this opens up a huge opportunity for the UK and USA and would be grim news for the EU.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. sunnydaze says:

    Scott’s crowds getting bigger!

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 1 person

  25. jx says:

    Liked by 6 people

    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:


      You can bet Trump knows all the gory details. Guess he’s running out of places to stash all these chips he’s gettin’ ready to play….

      Liked by 2 people

  26. Zippy says:

    2 hours old:

    AG Barr’s special Russia investigator obtained Blackberry’s tied to launch of FBI Russia-Trump probe – The Washington Times – Thursday, October 17, 2019


    It was special investigator John Durham who acquired two BlackBerrys used by Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor who jumped-started the FBI’s long Russia probe into President Trump’s campaign.

    Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Army Lt. General Michael Flynn, filed a court motion on Monday disclosing the phones’ existence while tying them to Western intelligence.

    She told The Washington Times on Thursday that she has confirmed that it was Mr. Durham’s office who obtained them.

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Sherri Young says:

    Oh, I do so LOVE the Babylon Bee!

    Liked by 1 person

    • listingstarboard says:

      TRAITORS of the SENATE today–Ten Republican senators voted to override Trump’s veto: Sens. Roy Blunt (Mo.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.).


      • Sherri Young says:

        I’m sure Mitch knew what he was doing, but that vote was a bit close. Only 36 senators voted against over-riding the presidential veto. Eleven senators did not vote. Two of those senators were the Texas senators because they will be at the rally tonight. Mitch must have felt okay about calling the vote while the two Texans were out of town since Booker, Harris, Klobuchar, and Sanders were out campaigning. Warren was the only Dimm candidate who showed up for work.

        Of the eight senators for the four states that border Mexico, three were absent, four voted to over-ride the veto, and only McSally voted against over-riding the veto. That right there is some bad math.


  28. LBS says:

    “Boy… bye!”

    Rick Perry informs Trump of his plans to resign as Scrutiny over Ukraine heats up
    By: Maegan Vazquez, CNN

    Posted: Oct 17, 2019 04:36 PM CDT Updated: Oct 17, 2019 04:40 PM CDT



    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Everything appeared good at the Louis Vuitton opening in TX. President Trump introduced him with compliments. Rick Perry will be leaving at the end of the year. president Trump mentioned wanting Rick’s help choosing his replacement. Sounds like a good relationship between those two men.


  29. woohoowee says:



    • woohoowee says:

      Why do I have to login with every comment?


      • Katherine McCoun says:

        I do too. Many of us noticed that change a year or two ago


        • woohoowee says:

          Thanks, I can’t “like” comments anymore, either. Dang!


          • Dixie says:

            I too, like auscitizenmom, have begun to sign in by clicking on “reply” on any comment, filling in my email, clicking on name which prefills, clicking on the wordpress logo and then cancelling the reply. Once I refresh the page, I’m in to comment or “like”.

            Liked by 1 person

            • woohoowee says:

              That’s how I used to do it, but now I have to log into WP for notifications and can like thru this. But still have to login into the Tree for each comment and can’t like comments that way.


      • auscitizenmom says:

        When I was having a problem, I signed in on the “wordpress.com” from the list on the right hand side of this page instead of after the comments. I don’t know what the difference was but it worked for me.

        Liked by 1 person

  30. fanbeav says:

    Wonder if they have access to Strozyk/Page cell phone data that was scrubbed by Herr Mueller? Hmmm?


    • Eric says:

      They’re probably referring to the Mifsud devices referred to by Sidney Powell in a Flynn filing this week. Strozk and Page’s devices were wiped by the FBI and reissued I think.

      Liked by 1 person

  31. covfefe999 says:

    I think the Dallas rally is going to be massively huge. Maybe best ever rally, which would be saying a lot. Time to make my snacks. 🙂


  32. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Reserved55 says:

    After at least three years of these same people asking multiple countries to dig up dirt on Trump and his family, they sound like they really believe what is coming out of their mouths.

    It boggles the mind.


  34. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 1 person

    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:


      Maybe coulda drawn at least a small crowd if he and his shack-up-luv-thing did the nasty at the podium.

      Mark, the only thing I see in my mind when I hear your name is a devastated, humiliated, yet stoic woman, your wife, holding the hands of your two little children as she walked away from the glare of the cameras.

      I wouldn’t waste my spit on you.



  35. Perot Conservative says:

    The Hill: Judge rules DOJ improperly redacted court filing related to Mueller probe

    Two names were improperly redacted.


    Liked by 1 person

  36. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 1 person

  37. A2 says:

    😷Kyle Bass😷
    SEC and DOJ charge massive ring of chinese fraudsters with manipulating 3000 US stocks. Altering bank statements, pumping and dumping, lies, theft, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. The SEC charges are a real page-turner here


    Liked by 2 people

  38. A2 says:

    A2 says:
    October 17, 2019 at 7:08 pm
    Here’s the full text of the joint US-Turkey statement:

    The US and Turkey reaffirm their relationship as fellow members of NATO. The US understands Turkey’s legitimate security concerns on Turkey’s southern border.
    Turkey and the US agree that the conditions on the ground, northeast Syria in particular, necessitate closer coordination on the basis of common interests.
    Turkey and the US remain committed to protecting NATO territories and NATO populations against all threats with the solid understanding of “one for all and all for one”.
    The two countries reiterate their pledge to uphold human life, human rights, and the protection of religious and ethnic communities.
    Turkey and the US are committed to D-ISIS/DAESH activities in northeast Syria. This will include coordination on detention facilities and internally displaced persons from formerly ISIS/DAESH-controlled areas, as appropriate.
    Turkey and the US agree that counter-terrorism operations must target only terrorists and their hideouts, shelters, emplacements, weapons, vehicles and equipment.
    The Turkish side expressed its commitment to ensure safety and well-being of residents of all population centers in the safe zone controlled by the Turkish Forces (safe zone) and reiterated that maximum care will be exercised in order not to cause harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure.
    Both countries reiterate their commitment to the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria and UN-led political process, which aims at ending the Syrian conflict in accordance with UNSCR 2254.
    The two sides agreed on the continued importance and functionality of a safe zone in order to address the national security concerns of Turkey, to include the re-collection of YPG heavy weapons and the disablement of their fortifications and all other fighting positions.
    The safe zone will be primarily enforced by the Turkish Armed Forces and the two sides will increase their cooperation in all dimensions of its implementation.
    The Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow the withdrawal of YPG from the safe zone within 120 hours. Operation Peace Spring will be halted upon completion of this withdrawal.
    Once Operation Peace Spring is paused, the US agrees not to pursue further imposition of sanctions under the Executive Order of October 14, 2019, Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria, and will work and consult with Congress, as appropriate, to underline the progress being undertaken to achieve peace and security in Syria, in accordance with UNSCR 2254. Once Operation Peace Spring is halted as per paragraph 11 the current sanctions under the aforementioned Executive Order shall be lifted.
    Both parties are committed to work together to implement all the goals outlined in this Statement.


  39. linda4298 says:

    https://twitter.com/Trump_Ally/status/1184960320269242368?s=20 French reporter: “You have very low unemployment rate in the US and we have very high unemployment rate in France. How come? What the recipe for?”

    Trump: “Well maybe we have a better President than you do” 😂
    #DonaldTrump #DallasTrumpRally #DallasRally #France #unemployment

    Liked by 1 person

  40. islandpalmtrees says:

    Be sure vote out all of “The 129 Republicans Who Refused to Stand With President Trump”!!!!

    Be sure to vote all of the RINOS out!!

    Someone make a list?


  41. islandpalmtrees says:

    Lets get them identified, all identified, and the information circulated! We support our President not a bunch of corrupt politicians that have over stayed their welcome.

    Be sure vote out all of “The 129 Republicans Who Refused to Stand With President Trump”!!!!

    Be sure to vote all of the RINOS out!!

    Someone make a list?


  42. Carrie says:

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  43. Carrie says:

    Liked by 1 person

  44. islandpalmtrees says:


    Ten Senate RINOs Vote to End Trump Border Emergency and Prevent Funds to Be Diverted to Trump Border Wall — BUT THEIR VOTE FAILED!

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Troublemaker10 says:


  46. islandpalmtrees says:

    Your being feed propaganda. So who in the government is doing it?


  47. islandpalmtrees says:

    CIA response
    Prior to the release of the Church report, the CIA had already begun restricting its use of journalists. According to the report, former CIA director William Colby informed the committee that in 1973 he had issued instructions that “As a general policy, the Agency will not make any clandestine use of staff employees of U.S. publications which have a substantial impact or influence on public opinion.”[10]

    In February 1976, Director George H. W. Bush announced an even more restrictive policy: “effective immediately, CIA will not enter into any paid or contractual relationship with any full-time or part-time news correspondent accredited by any U.S. news service, newspaper, periodical, radio or television network or station.[11]

    By the time the Church Committee Report was completed, all CIA contacts with accredited journalists had been dropped. The Committee noted, however, that “accredited correspondent” meant the ban was limited to individuals “formally authorized by contract or issuance of press credentials to represent themselves as correspondents” and that non-contract workers who did not receive press credentials, such as stringers or freelancers, were not included.



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