October 21st – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1005

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769 Responses to October 21st – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1005

  1. Reserved55 says:


    “Hunter and Devon … will change your access forever,” Jason Galanis wrote Morton in an Oct. 24, 2014 text message, according to the court documents.”

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  2. Reserved55 says:

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    • John Obidienzo says:

      We the People, along with the President, should have some legal remedy here.
      Legitimate government business is likely being obstructed and funds are being misappropriated feloniously to manipulate public opinion ahead of the coming presidential election.

      With no House vote, and no fixed time frame for the Specious Impeachment, this mock impeachment inquiry can go on indefinitely in House Committees. The permanent inquiry cuts the Senate off from actualizing it’s constitutional role. It sets a dangerous new precedent for undermining the results of all future presidential elections.

      The President or We the People must have standing to bring suit or seek an injunction to end this insanity? Make the House Democrats sh^t or get off the pot. AG Barr knocked at the Specious Counsel’s Out House door to hurry them. Who will storm the Capitol basement and throw these impostors out?

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      • Remington says:

        John….this whole is is soooo far off the charts of reality it’s beyond comprehension. I agree that there should be some form of legal redress….I just do see it coming. It’s not on the radar screen. Given that, maybe its time to remedy this problem another way. Damned difficult fighting these battles with one hand tied behind your back while the deep state fights without rules.

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      • vladdy says:

        All this time, I thought that kind of stuff was what the DOJ was for….If the Constitution says “the house may impeach,” why is she allowed to turn it into “the media and a free dims from blue cities are allowed to impeach”??? And how the hell were they allowed to kick out one of the Freedom Caucus who turned up at hearings the other day? Why can’t the sargeant-at-arms or someone say, “No you can’t keep out other committee members.”?
        Seems like we’ve been lawless so long that nobody questions lawlessness anymore


  3. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  5. rayvandune says:

    Mitch McConnell has the opportunity to become a for-real hero here. Rather than even consider any scurrilous impeachment bill that may come from Pelosi, he should peremptorily declare it void, citing the many improprieties in its making, and refuse to even acknowledge it. With one stroke he would destroy the Democrats, and save America from descending into banana republic status, and quite likely, into violence.

    And should a Warner, Murkowski, Schumer or Romney dare question his stand, he should ensure they are removed from every committee and denied every perquisite, and be consigned to a career of irrelevance until they are defeated or resign in disgrace.

    McConnell should model the stance of Horatius at the Bridge, and state defiantly that “This criminal travesty ends here, now, and with me!”. And just like that, he’s in the Pantheon of American heroes.

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  6. Mitt had to chose “Pierre Delecto” because Corey Booker had already taken “Derriere Delecto”.

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  7. Reserved55 says:

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  8. fred5678 says:

    Just got my daily Sharyl Attkisson news email …

    IN ADDITION to a Wall, we also need this system — cheap and effective:


    The We Build the Wall syste, also includes detection equipment, and all wall sections should be so complemented.

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    • Roger Duroid says:

      TURKEY has a wall all along the Syrian border, built within the last 3 years with some EU equipment to help patrol it. Funny how everyone is silent about the Turkey wall.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Great article fred, I’ve always liked Sharyl Attkisson. She’s a real journalist.
      It’s not like we can expect any help from politicians or the media.


      • fred5678 says:

        I have admired her for her work and courage for many years. Back when she was still at CBS and reporting on F+F in spite of CBS top brass objections, I sent her flowers and an encouraging note to her DC CBS office. Got a nice Tweet in response — “Made my day!”.

        Every one of her stories since reinforces my decision to do so.

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  9. Reserved55 says:

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  12. James F says:


    DUSTY Johnson voted to condemn President Trump last week but refuses to condemn Liar Adam Schiff.

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    • James F says:

      It’s a list of Republicans in the House who refused to condemn Schiff.


      • soozword says:

        Incomplete list — my House rep, Chris Stewart (UT-2) also voted for it. Sent him an email strongly condemning him on this issue and asking why not be honest by switching parties since he’s pro-amnesty and increasing visa workers too. Ditto for Lee. Romney-Delecto not up for reelection so did not bother (btw, no one in this household voted for him so we aren’t all idiots in Utah!).


      • annieoakley says:

        I wonder what they have on Ken Buck? He even wrote a freaking book about the corruption in DC. Eastern Colorado is a mess.

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      • Mariposa323 says:

        I just called my representative Diaz-Balart , communist in waiting most likely !


      • 4EDouglas says:

        I know Greg Walden. campaigned for him the last go around no more. I’m going to his office this AM. No more Walden. There are a couple of MAGA peo0le out there in his district. If I wasn’t so crippled up, I’d take a run at him myself..


    • Fixin2 says:

      Thornberry is resigning & not running for re-election after his term is up. Now we know why.


    • mopar2016 says:

      Dusty Johnson?
      Is that a real name, or a put down.
      Maybe it’s both.


    • COlibertybelle says:

      You forgot SCOTT TIPTON, our do-nothing milktoast Colorado congressperson who once texted me a photo of a MAGA cap in response to my text that I expected him to fully support President Trump. His vote just confirmed once again that he is an empty head…er hat.

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    • zurizara says:

      Buck (CO) is as honest as the day is long, how did he make this list?


    • Blue Wildflower says:

      Did Will Hurd vote for or against Schiff? President Trump just said his name on the live press conference, thanking him for something he said about, I think it was the Kurds. Will Hurd, is a Republican, on the border that has voted against the wall, against bringing home soldiers, etc. We have watched his voting. I think he might be a Mitt Romney type that just had a wake up call. Why would President Trump say the name of a lowly house rep from the border that has never supported him?


    • rashomon says:

      *, Greg Pence is from Indiana and is the older brother of Mike, our V.P,


    • Pokey says:

      Ken Buck is a RINO and an asshole who only pulls his finger out of it to check the direction of the political winds.


  13. Pokey says:

    There is nothing in the Constitution regarding the rules the House should follow in an impeachment investigation. As long as the media operates as the Demcommie adjunct, we will suffer with a fishing expedition described as an impeachment inquiry. The object is to smear the President as much as possible so the Demcommies can put an end to all of the DOJ investigations.

    The rage on the left is not over whether any of them did anything illegal, but because some of the Repubs actually have the temerity to investigate any Demcommies for doing what they have always done. We have a long way to go before these power mongers can be corraled and removed from our Government. They began their infiltration more than 100 years ago, and they are now solidly entrenched in every bastion. This will not end well and will probably never end. We have always had to fight to keep our Freedoms, and that even includes our freedom to elect our own leaders. God help PDJT, Barr, and Durham just to stay alive. Free will is a dangerous thing in the hands of human beings.

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  14. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • PInky1920 says:

      IMO, the peaceful transfer of power has been the most incredible piece of American history; take a look see, it has never happened before in world history, for as long as we have had it here in this magnificent country.

      Deep state unelected government elites and power mad, corrupt politicians are destroying it, intentionally. And it’s both political parties. One is actually doing the dirty work, and the other is silently complicit.

      God in heaven himself gave us this country; how likely was it that those patriots were able to defeat the Brits? Divine intervention.

      We’re going to need it again.

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  15. sunnyflower5 says:

    Obama’s Secretary of State. A giggling school girl.

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  16. Reserved55 says:

    “Amazon, you may recall, was founded by Jeff Bezos — the same person who bought the anti-Trump Washington Post and who has little interest in seeing the president win a second term.

    If his company is now in charge of election “services,” what would stop Bezos from attempting to change election outcomes in states that Trump barely won in 2016 or is attempting to flip red to blue in 2020 (like Minnesota)?”

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  17. Lucille says:

    Rep. Jordan: “It’s been very clear. No quid pro quo.”
    Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04) YouTube Channel

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  18. WeThePeople2016 says:



    • albertus magnus says:

      I am glad that PDJT has someone there to defend him. Always love re-watching Corey L. defending PDJT when he was a CNN contributor.


    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      How long before he starts getting in line?


    • thetrain2016 says:

      It proves the desperation of CNN, nothing else. Without credible opposition to their leftist bias CNN is dead.


      • thedoc00 says:

        He will last as long as Steve Moore lasted at NBC. he’ll find being the token punching being the punching bag may pay well but is not so glamorous.


  19. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  20. magatrump says:

    So is there any chance that Troudeau loses????


  21. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  22. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      Chris Wallace “should know better”? What, are you a second-grade teacher? Where have you been for the past 20 years?


  23. wvcoalman says:

    Mittens Romney, aka Pierre Deflecto or Petar Deflectovich. Either would be appropriate. I wouldn’t hesitate to bet this cockroach carpetbagger Romney is involved with the Bidens and Clintoons in the Ukraine corruption money scam and is worried that President Trump will expose his crooked dealings also.


  24. citizen817 says:

    Wilbur Ross on China…

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  25. sunnyflower5 says:

    When will Jennifer Griffin be exposed?
    Fox is showing footage of two men throwing potatoes are US troops to display “outrage”.


  26. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  27. Mike Robinson says:

    You know, the very craziest thing about the last three years is how the rampant criminality in Washington DC, as it has gradually found itself cornered and its plans foiled, has only become more blatant. And Democratic Representatives are still expected to “vote for it,” and thus be obedient little accomplices, just because they wear blue T-shirts. Leaders of key committees are both forsaking their duties and breaking the law, and no one in Congress (who wears a blue shirt) has the stones to censure or expel. They all seem to be staring, slack-jawed, at the light at the end of the tunnel, certain that it is Hillary Clinton, “Madame President” at last, riding to their rescue. Instead of what it actually is.

    I would tell them if they’d listen: “they’re telling you to board the Titanic…” 🙀 (And they won’t care when you drown.)

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  28. Elle says:


    I love Maxine because she gives so much away with her blurts. This comment of hers wreaks of weakness in the Senate for their plans to impeach.


  29. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  30. Reserved55 says:

    Pocahontas declares U.S. policy. Is Pocahontas the president and nobody knew?

    “Everything is on the table”

    The Bow and Arrow solution.


    • TarsTarkas says:

      A one-state solution, obviously. A People’s Islamic Republic of Palestine. No Jews, Christians, Druze or other religions or peoples besides Arabs allowed except as fertilizer. Goodbye Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and every other non-Muslim site, they will be razed and salted.
      Mr. H would have been so proud. So would the Grand Mufti.


    • Zy says:

      SquatsWithSocialists sounds like an authoritarian dictator and they complain about POTUS.


  31. burnett044 says:

    live from WH …soon

    cabinet meeting


    • Skippy says:

      President Trump starts about -1.21. Move the curser to then. President Trump does an incredible job addressing current issues. He’s the best president for whom I’ve ever voted. Honest Don.

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  32. Monadnock says:

    Rush is UNLOADING on Romney during the opening monologue. I missed the first few minutes, but will pull it up on YouTube later to enjoy the entire thing. 🙂

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  33. Patience says:

    Hope to hear just how that Mitt Romeny-DeFECTo interview with the newly inaugurated President Donald J Trump –really– went. Whaaaat happened????? (lol)

    We know that Romney-DeFECTo did not make the grade,
    but it sure should would be more than interesting to hear from OUR President
    >what the defects were/are.

    Mississippi Rally should be a blast!


  34. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • PInky1920 says:

      …and I VOTED for the POS reincarnation of he who cannot be named, according to his arrogant, spoiled rotten pudgy little progeny, who insults, and maligns ANYone who dares speak his evil, worthless name…Had to suffer thru 5 minutes in the waiting room at dentists office…yep, you guessed it, the “view”…McCain’s over the top arrogance and condescension…is breathtaking. I never watch of course, but she was so made up she looked a damn clown.

      …my blood is boiling at this point…wth is WRONG with him??????? He desperately needs his comeuppance; and there’s only one person who knows how to do it.

      Please, let it be soon.

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  35. I am enjoying some Rush this morning talking about Delightful Peter

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  36. trapper says:

    The fog begins to dissipate and the picture begins to come clear.


    Re-read Kissinger.

    We sere supposed to cheer when McCain and his fellow sellouts told us our manufacturing jobs were going to China, to be replaced with “jobs in the computer industry” for Americans, according to McCain. The post-industrial American economy, the pipe dream, pink unicorns on Mars. So we evaporated and transported to China tens of trilliions of American middle class wealth, along with millions of American manufacturing jobs, so that China could take its place in the Big Six that would run the world in the New World Order.

    But, as people are wont to do, we got stuck on China. Now it is time to move on. But moving on now means building up India to take its place in the Big Six. And hey, why send jobs to India when … get this … we can bring Indians HERE to take American jobs. Better than the China model (at least that Indian worker payroll flows through American communities), but not much.

    And the alternative is? There is none.

    Trump 2020

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  37. Liberty Forge says:

    Looks like the little spat between Hillary & Tulsi is orchestrated. Surprise, surprise.

    I hope this link to the Twitter account of “Swamp Drainer@swampys8th” works.

    It displays an email from John Podesta to a group called “Vote Vets PAC” — a group which pushed Tulsi (and Tammy Duckworth) to victory. In the email, the PAC thanked Podesta for this huge contribution.

    Tulsi is not to be trusted.

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    • trapper says:

      She may not even know she’s being played. After all, the game is most effective when the bait doesn’t know that it’s bait. Poor dumb sucker. They’re gonna burn her and roast Hillary marshmallows in the flames.


    • One Voice says:

      The fact that the MSM gave so much attention to this, suggested to me that it was orchestrated.

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  38. Mike Robinson says:

    Okay, I get this …

    Now that both American and Ukrainian prosecutors are investigating, and working together, you want to convene secret proceedings to accuse Trump of “quid pro quo” (aka: blackmail) that the Ukrainians themselves have denied…

    But when the VPOTUS boasted of the same thing, clearly implicating the POTUS, “hey, that’s fine!”

    Uh huh …

    Clue: “it’s not fine.” Any vote to go along with this … any vote not to censure and not to purge the House of corruption, is a political death sentence. (And the criminals who are ordering you to do it don’t care if you die.)


  39. Doppler says:

    Question for the day: would the Chinese government invest $1.5B just to influence the sons of Biden and Kerry? Or were the private equity investments made by that fund offered to everyone else in the US government China wants to influence, or at least the ones with political influence sufficient, with the Chinese government, to ensure each investment’s success?

    How to find out who else benefits???


  40. Sentient says:

    Dems accuse the president of asking a foreign country to “dig up dirt on his political opponent”. So?!?!?!?! It’s not like he asked them to make sh*t up. If they investigated corruption and the Bidens weren’t guilty, they’d have nothing to fear.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      It’s pretty transparent why the Dems think this Ukraine thing is big for them: they know the IG report and subsequent info from Barr and Durham will prove to the public that they were seeking dirt on Trump and that’s the way they want to keep it: just an opposition party seeking dirt on the opponent, not criminal efforts to frame the guy.

      The phone call with Ukraine’s president and Trump’s remarks that he hope Ukraine will look into the Biden corruption will be offered as their “well everybody does it” while they try to minimize the spying and framing of a candidate, a POTUS-Elect and a POTUS.


  41. Bigly says:

    Rush just explained at the 12:47 pm

    He explained so well why trump chose Dural. Opposite of selfish. Loves to entertain. A proud man.

    Mulvaney needs to listen to it. That’s how you respond – trump needs those around him to explain his empathy, how he thinks, why he does what he does.

    My $02. He can’t do this alone. Needs those around him to fight / persuade….

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  42. hokkoda says:

    Similarities and differences.

    Lots of excited posting over the weekend about Durham’s investigation. Not trying to throw shade on people, but…..

    Similarities with Mueller:
    – A lot of news/hay was made about expanded scope and addition of investigators when Mueller did it. Nothing of note came out of this.
    – Nearly daily leaks that seem to indicate indictments are imminent, and that those indictments involve the key players (in the case of Mueller, all of Trump’s inner circle).
    – Really, really, detailed analysis of the actions of very minor players becomes “confirmation” of the desired outcome.
    – Nobody important/relevant actually indicted despite “guaranteed/100%” reporting by anti-Trump media and anti-Trump contributors (esp. Brennan).
    – Side investigations (Congress) that wind up going nowhere, and a few toothless criminal referrals. This one features not one but two DOJ IG probes. The first one (2018) was watered down and featured what (thus far) a thus-far toothless criminal referral. The second one (2019) is in the process of being watered down. The only referral thus far (Comey) was met with a “declined to prosecute” response from DOJ.

    – There have not been any “media” or “show” indictments, at least not yet. That can be either cause for concern or encouragement depending on how you view the world.
    – There are no visible indications that anybody involved has been “flipped” by prosecutors. There’s suspicion that Steele has flipped, but that is 100% speculation. Why is this a difference? Because we were treated to that daily (Manafort, Flynn, etc.) during the phony Russia probe.
    – If there is a grand jury, the DOJ is doing a very good job keeping it a secret. How likely is it that DOJ (or any of the main players) can keep anything like that a secret? There was a leak in May that maybe Durham had empaneled a GJ, but consider the source…DiGenova at FNC…who also claimed the DOJ IG had “concluded” the FISA warrants were illegally obtained. If that reporting verifies (don’t bet on it), that would be obviously pretty important, but see “Similarities” above.

    I enjoyed reading all the leak-analysis, and there’s certainly some smoke there. But remember to put on your Cynic Hat, and assume that no matter how cynical you are about the Government Party, they will always prove that you were not cynical enough.


  43. oldersoul says:

    Good grief. Why is Rush Limbaugh wasting so much airtime with Bret Baier on the latter’s extended high school book report? Baier is among the phalanx of anti-Trumpers now populating Fox News.

    As if there have not been 30 books written on the Teheran and Yalta Conferences already. By major-league historians far more studious and thoughtful than Bret Baier. Baier is no John Toland. Baier has a hard time even measuring up to Charles Payne.

    This is a transparent attempt by Baier to pad his journalistic gravitas and his wallet. Rush should not be helping these Fox snakes. He doesn’t need them.

    Can you tell that I consider Baier a bit of a lightweight and do not take him seriously?


    • Eric says:

      And Baier was wrong too. He started out by saying the war was still very much in doubt by the Tehran conference. It wasn’t. The point of the conference was to start discussing the post-war order (this was well before Yalta).

      The fact that Baier doesn’t understand that CENTRAL point but yet wrote a book on the subject is pretty damning.

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      • oldersoul says:

        You are correct. The three conferences had little to do with the war at hand, and everything about winning the peace that was inexorably just over the horizon. This was an extended dance with Stalin to negotiate the coming post-war order.

        And Baier repeatedly called the Iowa a destroyer, and implied that it was severely threatened by a single torpedo during that route. A stunning miscue for any student of that era.

        Shameful. Shallow. News readers should not pose as serious academics, and not on a topic so thoroughly and as deeply covered as the Second World War.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Not a disaster for Israel or Israel-US relations. Gantz from what I know is as Pro-Israel as the Prime Minster. He just got tired of waiting for his turn.


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