October 23rd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1007

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913 Responses to October 23rd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1007

  1. Robster says:

    Just a thought/theory re the leak of the Carter Page FISA application by SSCI security officer Wolfe and the role of Minority leader Mark Warner. This theory would also explain why Wolfe was not charged with leaking Top Secret documents after threatening to subpoena SSCI Senators as witnesses for his defense.

    What we know: On 3/17/2017 the FISA application (original and first renewal) was delivered to Senate Security Director James Wolfe. Wolfe’s indictment refers to receiving the FISA application on that date and to sending 82 texts to a reporter. It then alleges that evening he had a 28min phone call with her. This suggests the texts were sent earlier in the day and the phone call made later that evening.

    From the FOIA records of his (Warner’s) phone Senator Mark Warner entered the basement SCIF shortly after 4:00pm on March 17, 2017, the day it was delivered. The next text from Warner’s phone was 5.23pm. This suggests he was in the SCIF for nearly 90 minutes. Fairly quick to read an 82 page document.

    Due to the nature of what a SCIF is there would be a record of who enters the SCIF, date and time of entry and date and time of departure. We know both Wolfe and Warner were in the SCIF on that day. There would also be a record of date and time of what documents enter and leave the SCIF.

    We also know FBI had/has possession of Wolfe’s phone and it was forensically examined. Being someone (ex LEO of 40yrs) who is familiar with forensic examinations of phones there are some provable things.
    One – you could prove the date and time of when each of the 82 photo’s were taken.
    Two – you could prove the date and time the images were sent to the reporter.
    Three – you could prove the date and time the call to the reporter was made.

    My theory is: after comparing SCIF records (entry/exit) and the date/time stamps on the 82 images from Wolfe’s phone the FBI realized that at the time the photo’s were taken both Wolfe and Warner were inside the SCIF.

    It would explain the non-prosecution of Wolfe for the most serious offense regarding leaking top secret information and the threat by Wolfe to subpoena Senator/s. Warner was there with me whe I took the photo’s of the FISA.

    The only bright side is that a serious investigator (calling Barr/Durham) would still have access to this evidence.

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Makes intuitively and logically sense!
      Most probably Warner told Wolfe what to tell Watkins.
      Wolfe was the intermediary and didn’t want to be the scapegoat.

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    • Allard Otten says:

      This just elucidates what the problem is, IMO. I think all involved know what happened, and not just in this specific case, but in the full range of DS corruption.

      The problem is, how can you submit evidence of wrongdoing when the Justice System is corrupt? In the Wolfe case, It could very well be Warner quashed the investigation rather than that Wolfe took a plea deal to roll on Warner and there is an indictment on Warner to be unsealed later. You can’t trust the Justice System enough to determine the most likely scenario.

      I keep going back to the rumor that W flipped after meetings when he was in DC before poppy’s funeral. According to this rumor, to make that deal POTUS had to bring on Barr to negotiate the terms of surrender. So Barr isn’t investigating (they all know what happened), Barr is arranging deals for those who quietly get a golden parachute out of DC as long as they STFU forever and those who do jail time in order to keep the peeps from going torch and pitchforks on all their asses.

      I think Barr is one of those people who knows all the players well enough to be able to tell if they’re bullshitting him and vice versa. It’s considered a war rather than police action. You want the fighting to stop. The Germans figured they could surrender to merciful Americans while the Japanese figured they would be all killed by savage Americans if they surrendered. Barr is probably considered merciful so the thinking is we can avoid the nuclear option with him in place.

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      • snellvillebob says:

        The Japanese soldier, by tradition, had to die before they surrendered. Many of the few who were taken prisoner, were ignored by their families after the war. They pretended the soldier died and did not exist because he should have died before surrendering.

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        • Deb says:

          Seppuku, also known as Hara-kari. The Japanese culture was basically a death cult, and it had been in place for centuries. This is why dropping the bomb was necessary, the Japanese would gladly sacrifice every man woman and child for the sake of honor. The bomb is what deprogrammed them, at least enough of them, to allow the emperor to surrender.

          The Nazis were new to Germany. Their death cult also demanded suicide rather than surrender, but the German people hadn’t been brainwashed long enough to comply. It turned out only a small group of people actually bought into the Nazi ideology. All that death and destruction because people didn’t want to stand up to a few thousand violent zealots when they had the chance.

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        • fangdog says:

          From most Americans the view point the Japanese seems ridiculous and stupid. It somewhat explains why the Democrat Libtards think as they do. It explains the power of indoctrination and propaganda as to brainwashing certain people in to doing something (being a democrat) which is not in their best interest.

          The only solution as I see it, is to think of these people as our enemy who must be defeated. Other wise we become the victims and lose our freedom to the slavery of communist-style governance.

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          • Deb says:

            We also need to be working on de-programming the people we come into contact with. Simply pointing out the truth in a matter of fact and kind way can help.

            We need to fight against the mass indoctrination, the media is “programming” people every day.

            The left uses the same psychological tactics used by cult leaders such as Jim Jones. Cult leaders can be found in every culture, the beliefs and doctrine change but the tactics stay the same.

            My fascination and research into the occult and 20th century cult movements such as Manson and Scientology helped me to see the left for what they really are. It’s up to us to keep pulling back the curtain for all to see, even if repeating ourselves gets tedious.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Sounds very reasonable to me. Thanks for making me think.

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    • Bubby says:

      https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/laws_against_seditious_conspiracy_have_real_legal_teeth.html

      FTA “Fortunately for America and most unfortunately for some conspirators, some not yet charged, and all bad actors who thought they are getting away with criminal behavior, there is a statute in the US Code that allows reach-back to undo corrupt “plea bargains” or the previous “waking” of individuals with minor offensives who did commit a crime but for whatever flimsy reason were not fully prosecuted..It is called Seditious Conspiracy and found in US Code 2384:
      If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

      In a very practical sense, if proven corrupt, leaders of DOJ and FBI conspired to use the subterfuge of a legal maneuver to mitigate down significant corrupt behavior by others in their conspiracy prosecutors may use Seditious conspiracy to allow the “plea bargains” of some or “taking a pass” for others to be readdressed.”

      I don’t know if this could be used against Wolfe or against any of Hillary’s sycophants that got sweetheart immunity deals but it should be considered! I’m not an attorney but I would love nothing more than some obscure law to trip up Lawfare and bad actors like Wolfe!

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      • Redzone says:

        Bubby- The 2 words I note in a few instances that would cause problems are “by force”.

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        • Bubby says:

          Redzone thanks you’re probably right but there is an “or” preceding that “by force” whether that constitutes an additional requirement for the preceding or is a separate add on is subject to legal interpretation which I can’t opine on!

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      • QCM says:

        Seditious Conspiracy and found in US Code 2384:
        If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to

        overthrow,

        put down, or

        to destroy by force

        the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

        No, you are not parsing the language incorrectly, fixed it above with white space to clarify. The list is of 3 separate ways to conspire against the US government. The use of force is only a requirement of the third and final way of conspiring. Use of force is not required of the first two.

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      • QCM says:

        Seditious Conspiracy and found in US Code 2384:
        If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to

        overthrow,

        put down, or

        to destroy by force

        the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

        No, you are not parsing the language incorrectly, fixed it above with white space to clarify. The list is of 3 separate ways to conspire against the US government. The use of force is only a requirement of the third and final way of conspiring. Use of force is not required of the first two.

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      • QCM says:

        Seditious Conspiracy and found in US Code 2384:
        If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to

        overthrow,

        put down,

        or to destroy by force

        the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

        The above has been parsed with additional white space to show the correct parsing of the language. There are three methods in this section of the US Code where one can be charged with conspiring against the US Government:
        conspire to over throw;
        conspire to put down; OR
        conspire to destroy by force. The word OR is key, any of the three methods would be punishable and only the third method requires “by force.”

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    • QCM says:

      Additionally, aren’t cell phones supposed to be prohibited in a SCIF?

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      • Robster says:

        Yes they are. You have to sneak it past the Senate Security Director who was….. James Wolfe.

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        • amwick says:

          I had to read a bit about the SCIF,, because I didn’t understand how a phone/camera would be in there. Simply put, cleared people can come and go, but uncleared people have to be with a cleared person, and surrender any and all recording devices.

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    • one word…YEP!!! Warner’s a$$ is about to get burned!!!

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    • Jim in TN says:

      I have been fascinated by the timing. It took forever for the DOJ to let the other investigating committees see the FISC warrant application. But they gave it to this committee so quickly. This is two weeks after Sessions recused himself and ten days after Rosenstein’s confirmation hearing, but long before Rosenstein was confirmed.

      So, the Senate works to force Sessions to recuse, succeeds, and starts working on the person who will take charge in everything Sessions recuses himself from, and somebody feeds this senate committee the Carter Page FISA warrant application, and they immediately leak it.

      Also, important to this timeline, after Rosenstein is approved 96-4, within 2-3 weeks, he, having provided justification for firing Comey, is using Comey’s firing to secretly set up a special counsel, attempt to entrap the President, and run around offering to wear a wire to record the President. And he later renewed the same warrant to keep spying on the President.

      The fix was in. And that was just a tiny portion of this vast conspiracy to deny us the President we voted for and the agenda he promised.

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    • Despicable Me says:

      Re phone forensics: Depending on the manufacture of the phone and the extent to which any efforts were taken to destroy the content of the communications as well as the meta data, the information may not be retrievable from either Wolfe’s or the reporter’s phone. Hence maybe no smoking gun evidence.

      Re SCIF logs, I don’t know the SCIF security procedures employed by SSCI (but as the SSCI security official, Wolfe knew them!) but there may not be any ironclad evidence here either as it is not unheard of for people to “tailgate” another when entering a SCIF.

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  2. GW says:

    !!!
    All Of Sudden, The Websites Format Has Changed In Its Appearance And Functionality ! MUCH, MUCH WORSE – There Is No Longer A Link to OLDER POSTS !!!

    SUNDANCE ! YOU MAY BE UNDER ASSAULT FROM THE INTERNET THOUGHT POLICE !!!

    IDK, But It’s Bizarre That This Has Happened Just As All This Is Going On !!!

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  3. The main thing to know is the media has the FISA application and if it truly was on the up and up would have been full spread front page NYT.
    The silence is telling.
    When that gets published you will know the rats are desperate.

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    • Nobodysfool says:

      Speaking of rats, let’s remember the rodent-faced Valerie Jarrett posing for a photo outside the Oval Office the day after the ’16 election. She was flanked by a host of ‘America Last’ Obama Regime-er’s.

      Arms folded across her chest, defiance and despise for the will of the people blazing from her eyes. The crew in the photo didn’t just exude anger at having their 8 years’ work on the cutting block, their expressions were of hatred, yet with a smirky, cocky “This will not stand. We WILL get even.” glare. The insurance policy was about to kick in. They failed at the ballot box so the next phase was destroy Trump and deny him the Inauguration. If that failed, they would not stop. Not even close. The Brown Shirts were hired and given advance payment. The willful media was called to the front lines. College professors pledged their allegiance to RESIST, while retailers of every sort started banning products connected to Trump and disciplined employees that dare mention the name. The assault was to be overwhelming and so comprehensive there was no possibility to fail.

      That photograph forewarned of the lowest depths they would go, the tireless, never-ending harassment and deception they would employ. No holes would be barred, no laws observed. Decency and the ever-coveted proper decorum in govt was about to be burned at the stake. No care or thought for lives that would be destroyed. No problem that the President-Elect’s young son would be tortured and roasted by the media and ‘entertainment’ industry, along with his wife whose only crime has been being exquisite to the point of flawlessness. No stone unturned, no threat too great, no line to indecent or vulgar to cross. Insinuations and outright threats of violence and even death coming from the so-called elitists was encouraged, then applauded.

      That hideous photo spoke to all the leaks and lies that would come, the gutters from which they’d resurrect hideous women like Stormy Daniels and Christine Ballsy-Ford (yes, those two belong in the same category in terms of what they will do for money). Jarrett was at the helm and that day of defeat, November 9, 2016, was hardly her last day of work. Truth be told, she more than likely was just getting started.

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  4. citizen817 says:

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    • Linda K. says:

      I called Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham today and told them I wanted some effective action on their part to stop this impeachment. I told Lindsey his resolution was not convincing anyone, and Mitch that he certainly has the power and ability to stop a trial.Anything less is b.s.
      It is an election year coming and they do want to get reelected so let them know we are on to their tricks! You have to call Mitch’s Kentucky office but Lindsey’s Washington number works.

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  5. nwtex says:

    Posting one link that has 3 tweets in it. I hope it comes out the way I intend.
    It best!….I’ve been here since 2012 but lately things have gotten messed up with the links i post.
    Aw must be the Russians? …or WP. Yep, that’s the ticket. Well here goes.

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    • nwtex says:

      Well, dang! McDermott’s tweet got lost.
      Here it is —>

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    • Nobodysfool says:

      Maybe Adam Kinsinger, Jeb Bush, the liars in the media and the corrupt Democrats would prefer we say this impeachment effort is like an a wrongful arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, followed by a bogus trial before Pontius Pilot, concluding in a crucifixion?

      The apt term ‘lynching’ has all their drawers in a knot so we can think of some other hideous actions to describe this national disgrace that the dementia patient, Pelosi, claims she’s praying about.

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Well..
      Quid Pro Joe apologized ..

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      • Garavaglia says:

        That’s no apology. That’s an excuse..better put..he’s a liar.

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      • Nobodysfool says:

        Hey Joe, remember when you said Republicans would put black people ‘back in chains’? Apologize that, why don’t ya.

        And let’s not forget, Joe, how your party panders to black audiences over and over by trying to sound ‘black’. You all do it. Hillary is famous for it, probably ‘cuz she’s no-ways ‘tarred’. Kamala just pulled the stunt last week claiming this impeachment ain’t gonna take too long. Both Obama’s love to revert back to ghetto slang in front of black people. Heck, you all even have Tlaib doing it when she needs to pander. Al Gore is also guilty as charged. Funny how you never get your undies in a knot when you guys do it, Joe.

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        • bleep21k says:

          @Nobodysfool – HRC went a black radio morning show interview and said she “always carries HOT SAUCE” in her purse LMAO!!

          It was laughed off…

          (In MY Black voice) I was like…ni**a I DONT EVEN keep hot sauce wit me like THAT – Dayum!!

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  6. getfitnow says:

    Conrad Black’s take. A excellent commentary and look back on other POTUSs and their “promises.”

    FTA – Donald Trump was a total outsider politically. He pioneered a new technique of parlaying celebrity and a system of intensive branding of his name and exposure as an impresario and reality television star, into an outsider candidacy, representing the anti-elites and all who felt short-changed by the yuppie-champion Clintons and Obamas and the indistinct Bushes. Like a big cat stalking a wildebeest, Trump changed parties seven times in 13 years, polling constantly, until he saw his target clearly and within range and he charged and seized it.
    https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/22/impeachment-will-fail/

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    • Linda K. says:

      I love Conrad Black. I hope he is right about the realignment of Mitch McConnell and other pols. Trump has been a shocker for the poor dears. They are used to more slime in their pols than Trump has provided.

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  7. Jase says:

    Read snippets of the NYT editorial lionising the Deep State as ‘patriots’ defending the USA against evil Trump.
    Kind of like ‘they had to break the law to defend the country’.
    I guess we can assume that Durham, Barr have intimated they are holding a pretty good hand.
    You can’t help but wonder if the Dems and their confederacy of dunces have panicked and gone all in.

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    • StanH says:

      “Public Servants” don’t you know. You mix Civil Service protections with EO 10988 by JFK in 1962 (allowing federal employees collective bargaining rights – unionize) you make these dangerous deep state Marxist droids untouchable. What the hell do you think can possibly go wrong?

      This allows the swamp to operate with impunity. Falsifying FISA warrants, big deal. Cheating in federal elections, big deal. Sicking the I_RS on people exercising their 1st Amendment rights, Lois Lerner and the Tea party, big deal. Allowing a more malleable population to invade our country as a replacement population for free Americans, big deal. Literally attempting an overt Coup d’état of a duly elected president, big deal. The list is long, but you get the point.

      In the long run this must change.

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      • boogywstew says:

        Whenever someone mentions civil service workers unionizing I always follow up with, “WHO are they organized against?” The people? It’s legalized extortion IMHO.

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  8. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    One thing I would like to throw out here.. If Durham is investigating in such a broad manner then it surely involves a lot of what Horowitz collects in his FISA report.
    This could mean that some parts of the FISA report will be redacted due to Durham using it, right?
    Of course that could invoke some red hot anger with some thinking it’s another cover up..

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  9. cboldt says:

    Mr. DAVIS of Illinois
    So, Mr. Speaker, I will not vote for this nightmare before Christmas, I will not vote for this lynching in the people’s House, I will vote against these resolutions.
    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/1998/12/18/house-section/article/H11774-1

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  10. Brant says:

    Did Trump use the “L” word to bring attention to all the Democrats who said it at Clintons impeachment? The, “well they did it”, gets no play. Putting the several videos on his tweet would only have folks look at those videos.

    Maybe this way (after Biden, Kerry, McDermott, Reid videos get out), people start asking what else did these folks do? And what else is the media not telling us? A round about way to get to it, but feel they found it and that “orange man bad” didn’t tell them. A very Trump way of getting a point across.

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  11. howardrichman says:

    Both the Fake News Media and the conservative media have failed to report the huge demonstrations against Iranian influence in Lebanon. See:

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  12. Rynn69 says:

    ATTENTION EVERYONE!

    There is a concerted effort by Democrat operatives to flood the Facebook and Twitter accounts of GOP Senators urging impeachment, denouncing the President, insulting the President, and basically calling them names for standing with POTUS. I have checked nearly all of them and it is a total pattern. There is no way that this is accurately reflecting actual support – which is off the charts. Either Facebook and Twitter are manipulating the accounts or the Democrats have organized posters to flood the accounts or both. If you are on Facebook or Twitter, please make comments and fight back. WE ARE BEING CENSORED!

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    • mnlakes says:

      I had a Troll brag about that yesterday, how they have taken back Facebook and Twitter and that the Republicans are losing interest in President Trump.
      It could be another Media Matters (Soros) trick to discourage us and our support for the President.

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  13. BE says:

    Call your Senators tell them you are watching what they do.
    Tell them to support your President in plain words they can understand.
    We called Cruz and Cornyn, who is running in 2020 .. he is a RINO ugh.

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  14. cboldt says:

    On making the Starr report public:
    Mr. McDERMOTT. … This day feels to me like we are taking a step down the road to becoming a political lynch mob. We are in so much hurry to get this done so it can be in the Saturday, Sunday news cycle and have our mint juleps at 5 o’clock, we are going to find a rope, find a tree, and ask a bunch of questions later. It will be too late for fairness.
    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/1998/9/11/house-section/article/h7587-6
    Because the House did not afford Presibent Clinton an opportunity to respond.

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  15. howardrichman says:

    Firsthand testimony from a woman who escaped a Chinese “reeducation” camp. This story appeared in a liberal Israeli newspaper but is being ignored by the US Fake News Media because it doesn’t fit their globalist narrative:

    https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-a-million-people-are-jailed-at-china-s-gulags-i-escaped-here-s-what-goes-on-inside-1.7994216

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  16. BE says:

    Call your Senators tell them you are watching what they do
    Tell them to support President Trump.
    We called Cruz and Cornyn (up for re-election the RINO) .
    Calling McConnell today our China influenced turtle.

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  17. cboldt says:

    Mr. RANGEL. And for those of you that say this is not about sex, I agree with you: This is about getting rid of the President of the United States. Whether it is the FBI files, whether it is Whitewater, whether it is discussing something that Hillary has done, or whether it is Lewinsky, the whole idea is a lynch mob mentality that says this man has to go. … You have no right to get rid of him by saying “the rule of law,” and then abuse the very rule of that law.
    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/1998/12/18/house-section/article/h11879-2

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  18. linda4298 says:

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      ONE QUESTION…
      If they say that what Democrats do is illegitimate or worse they have at least a moral reason to tell the American people..
      What would happen if they talk about details? Seriously..

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      • cjzak says:

        Schiff supposedly imposed rules that contain a gag order on the House members which prevents them talking about the impeachment hearings and what they know. The Dems have just made up any and every way to block the whole impeachment inquiry from the public. It is the most underhanded scenario and handling of this incredibly misguided proceeding that they could muster up. In an evil way, they sure have been clever about how they have done all this. The planning to make this successful so far must have taken awhile. Their corrupt lust for power, the cover up of their misdeeds and money grabbing lifestyles has been immense. Also, their fear of being discovered as the foul human beings they are is increasing. Cornered animals can be very dangerous.

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      Initially, I was upset that Rep. Radcliffe withdrew from the DNI nomination knowing he would just be disparaged by the evil left, but now I know he is much more valuable in fighting for us remaining just where he is. Thank you, SIr.

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  19. cboldt says:

    Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania. … While President Clinton is guilty of bad behavior and lack of moral judgment in this issue, he didn’t put the country in jeopardy. Instead, I’ll tell you about the political lynching that’s been going on, how we got here, and why we can’t seem to get back to the issues of the people of America.
    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/1999/2/11/extensions-of-remarks-section/article/e213-1

    Mr. [Senator] REID. … The lynch mob, though, now has a new leader, one who is willing to prejudge the facts and unbalance the law in the spirit of his mentor, Rudy Giuliani, and, of course, his predecessor, Ken Starr. The new mob leader is Robert Ray. Apparently, he is not going to let the acquittal by this body, or the resignation of his predecessor, or the expiration of the statute under which he supposedly is acting, stand in his way.
    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2000/4/13/senate-section/article/s2653-1

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    • Blue Wildflower says:

      We got here because most of congress is corrupt and have gotten wealthy stealing our money and spilling American blood for profit. America understands this, it is personal with us. Media can explain all the other things Obama, Hillary, Nancy have done to destroy President Trump and our Republic but it must be information every American understands. Barr needs to begin the arrests of the names we all know. Get it started! President Trump needs to explain from the Oval Office how our congress, except for a few, has done everything they can to become wealthy. If you lost a love one in war it was not to protect this country it was to add money to someone’s bank account. Unless something is done it is time to march on Washington, this mess can not be left for our grandchildren. Those politicians think they own and control us. The house of cards is about to fall, one way or the other.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      I wish we’d stop with the “do-nothing democrats.” They’re the opposite of “do-nothing.” They’re inflicting great damage. They’re the “do-damage” democrats.

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      • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

        It’s true but what he alludes to is that most of the “moderate” D freshmen elected in ’18 ran on working for Americans and potentially with Trump while putting a lot of space between them and the radicals/Pelosi. Most of the rhetoric of R’s didn’t apply to their tidy looks.

        It was actually quiet a good tactic democrats ran back then. Trump focusing on the squad and Pelosi took all the air out of the room for the others..

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        • madeline says:

          “It’s true but what he alludes to is that most of the “moderate” D freshmen elected in ’18 ran on working for Americans and potentially with Trump”. If this is true they (moderate D freshmen) need to flip parties and begin working with PDT. Putting Pelosi out of power. The freedom caucus should begin trying to woe them into the Conservative fold.

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          • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

            It was more like a cover. They’re still democrats, liberals.. who washed their hair, cleaned their shoes and paid for some fancy fliers.

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      • Free Speech says:

        Yeah, I’m glad they’re ‘doing nothing’. Doing the something they WANT to do would be a lot worse.

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      • WRB says:

        I wish we’d stop with the “do-nothing democrats.”

        But you are (probably) not a master persuader. There are many people who don’t like politics, don’t really like either party, and only reluctantly toss their quadrennial vote to whoever will do something for them. The taint of do-nothing subconsciously resonates with those people.

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  24. linda4298 says:

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  25. Dora says:

    I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the story of how Donald J. Trump completely revived the Wollman Ice Rink. He was such a hero in NYC back then. The way he is being treated now just breaks my heart.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      From the article— Two ice skating rinks in Central Park are now removing the Trump name, even though the Trump Organization still runs both rinks.

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    • Bubby says:

      Dora It’s just the left rewriting history they don’t like. No different than taking down the statues of Confederates (who were Democrats by the way) or changing Columbus day to Indigenous Peoples Day. I wouldn’t be surprised if New York State passed a law banning the use of the word Trump in public (eg Trump Tower) and demand it’s removal from public viewing! Democrats are loony, unhinged, deranged, crazy, obsessed, and turning increasingly violent!

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    • Brant says:

      I remember. Again, removing history so people won’t ask questions.

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  26. sunnyflower5 says:

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  27. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • Ausonius says:

      I hope the president is correct! It seems that some pusillanimous “Republicans” are fighting harder than ever to keep The Deep State’s status quo in power.

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    • CM-TX says:

      Doubt it… Reps handed the Dems the House in the 2018 Midterms. In 2020, they’ll be handing over the Senate.

      The past 3 years should’ve been spent investigating & exposing every POS CROOK in Congress, forcing their removal one by one. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. And/or had the Fed Justice System been the FIRST thing addressed (ie. quarantined then fumigated), instead of blatantly ignored– much of the ongoing BS could’ve been avoided.

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  28. Bogeyfree says:

    Hey Tom Fitton,

    You might want to consider submitting a FOIA request to secure a list of every person in Congress who was issued and still has a Government Blackberry phone and if the phones they received had that alleged military grade encryption software installed on it.

    Something tells me this info may be of interest to the American public here in the near future.

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  29. sunnyflower5 says:

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  30. sunnyflower5 says:

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  31. spoogels says:

    Report: Cartel Received Tax Break from Mexican Government

    Mexican govt, AMLO and the cartels are in cahoots

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/10/23/cartel-received-tax-break-from-mexican-government-says-watchdog/

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  32. freespeechfanatic says:

    Once again we’re caught in the Narrative trap. We’re spending all our time denying and refuting the endless and ludicrous Trump “quid pro quo” while allowing the true Ukrainian scandal to be sidelined. Amazing that we can’t change this formula.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      We should be used to it. When 99% of the media is against you and operating their propaganda machines 24/7 not only here but around the world, it sometimes seems like we’re continuously swimming UP Niagara Falls.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      u r fretting too much..goal posts are moving and the balls are bouncing all over the place…Biden…..2016 election interference….Ukranian aid, etc…Dems have not scored yet and that’s why Pelosi and Schiff r going to extend the impeachment inquiry to Xmas…good luck with that…. Ristvan, one of our bloggers said it best days ago: “Pelosi cannot outrun Barr”. And I say that is so. She is working with smoke and mirrors now reflecting the Democrats.

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  33. Ausonius says:

    ABC Fake News reporting that “Damaging Testimony” about the “quid pro quo has come from a State Department official about the Trump Administration withholding aid to the Ukraine until the Ukrainians investigated Biden and son.

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  34. IGiveUp says:

    Conrad Black: UniParty will fail to stop Trump
    https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/22/impeachment-will-fail/

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    • Bubby says:

      FTA “Since all polls show Republican opinion in the country is rock solid behind the president and by any normal criteria—the economy, declining illegal immigration, and his delivery on election promises—he will be reelected easily. This, as the egregious U.S. Representative Al Green (D-Texas) says, is the problem: if Trump isn’t impeached, he will be reelected. But impeachment will be a complete failure, and he will be reelected anyway…The game has escalated. Donald Trump said he would drain the swamp and he has made a greater effort than any president since Andrew Jackson in 1829 to sweep out the governing elites. It was not on a whim that he had that president’s painting hung behind his desk in the Oval Office and visited Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, in Nashville..

      .The second notable development in the last week that has altered the political landscape is the outrageous, defamatory, and possibly insane charge by Hillary Clinton that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and the 2016 Green candidate for president Jill Stein, are “Russian assets” being “groomed” by the Russians for third party candidacies. This is the former first lady, U.S. senator from New York and secretary of state. This is the same mentality that in its deranged perversity commissioned the fraudulent Steele Dossier, and gave us the Trump-Russia “treason” myth, on which she blamed her loss of the election. It didn’t work in 2016. The fervent efforts of the Mueller special counsel staff to produce something remotely indictable against Trump failed, and this final effort to remove the president will be a disaster.

      But Clinton has given us a hint of what the world was spared when she was defeated. The Democrats are being led by a coalition of constitutional renegades, spavined political tricksters, and would-be socialist tyrants. They are speeding over a political cliff. The force of gravity will assert itself.”

      IGiveUp excellent article and a good read! “spavined” meaning old and decrepit “over the hill” I had to look that word up but Conrad Black is spot on!

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  35. meadowlarkspring says:

    I’m not comfortable with this line of reasoning. The Ukranians were aware because Taylor was telling them.

    There were a lot of busybodies treating Trump and Zelensky like children.

    Bill Taylor’s statement:

    Finally, I learned on September 11 that the hold had been lifted and that the security assistance would be provided. After I learned that the security assistance was released on September 11, I personally conveyed the news to President Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Prystaiko. And I again reminded Mr. Yermak of the high strategic value of bipartisan support for Ukraine and the importance of not getting involved in other countries’ elections. My fear at the time was that since Ambassador Sondland had told me President Zelenskyy already agreed to do a CNN interview , President Zelenskyy would make a statement regarding investigations” that would have played into domestic U.S. politics. I sought to confirm through Mr. Danyliuk that President Zelenskyy was not planning to give such an interview to the media. While Mr. Danyliuk initially confirmed that on September 12, I noticed during a meeting on the morning of September 13 at President Zelenskyy’s office that Mr. Yermak looked uncomfortable in response to the question. Again, I asked Mr. Danyliuk to confirm that there would be no CNN interview , which he did.

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    • Guyski says:

      Isn’t the above part of Bill Taylor’s statement quid pro quo?

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    • Brant says:

      Yes that, “aware” comment seems problematic.

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      • benifranlkin says:

        nope…do yourself a favor and go back and listen to what Ratcliffe said yesterday…not aware on July 25 the day of PTrump’s conversation with Zelensky. (Meeting above Sept 13) Read PTrump’s transcript as well.

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    • cboldt says:

      What did Bill Taylor tell Zelenskyy or others before Trump’s July 25 call?
      If we believe Ratcliffe’s take on what Bill Taylor did not say in his testimony yesterday, Zelenskyy was unaware, on July 25 (although he may hve been made aware later), that any US money was “in the mix.”

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      • meadowlarkspring says:

        President Trump’s personal instincts to focus on “Where is the Whistleblower” is the right one. Personally, I think the answer to that question is going to explain a lot about Bill Taylor’s micromanaging activities.

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    • …and, according to Kevin McCarthy, John Ratcliffe completely obliterated the inferences made in that convoluted and contorted prepared statement in short order.

      I’ll take McCarthy’s word over ANY spin being released by the democrats.

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    • Eric says:

      This whole thing is getting sidetracked. There was no quid pro quo.

      But even if there was, governments do this all of the time. It’s not illegal.

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      • Exactly.
        A quid pro quo is only illegal if there is a corrupt purpose and even if the quid pro quo was tied to furthering or even initiating the investigation on Biden (it isn’t) it would still be 100% legitimate given the abundant evidence of corruption by the previous administration – including Joe’s videotaped admission implicating 0bama – which was ALREADY in the public domain BEFORE the call.

        WTF aren’t more Republicans saying this?

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        • CM-TX says:

          *UNIparty* (shared objective)

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        • cboldt says:

          I’ve found that the popular track for public debate is always, 100% of the time, off base.
          Whistleblower is hearsay, as if first hand snitching would remedy the defect in IG jurisdiction.
          Quid pro quo, when the peppercorn theory can make ANYTHING into the quo, and as you point out, investigating Biden would not be an inappropriate “quo” under the circumstances.
          Impeachment investigation is wacky because it is closed (Starr investigation was closed), when the issue is the House has yet to assert its impeachment power in any way shape or form. What we have is a majority party making a mockery of the institution – not that this doesn’t merit keeping tabs on.

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  36. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • meadowlarkspring says:

      Evil saying “US troops abandon northeast Syria”

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  37. Mark W says:

    Trump: “So whether I lost $2 billion or $5 billion doesn’t make any difference for me. I’m doing it for the country.”… BBC (2017): Bill Gates tops Forbes’ rich list but Trump’s wealth slips
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/trump-so-whether-i-lost-2-billion-or-5-billion-doesnt-make-any-difference-for-me-im-doing-it-for-the-country-bbc-2017-bill-gates-tops-forbes-rich-list/

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  38. IGiveUp says:

    McConnell threatens Trump, again.

    video/1

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  39. Dora says:

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  40. Bubby says:

    The Republicans better wake up. The Democrats and Schiff are as serious as a heart attack on removing President Trump! Schiff using Mueller’s and Wesimann’s entrapment technique! Probably with help from Lawfare!

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  41. SweetPotato says:

    In all this bally-hooing of impeachment and hand-wringing over words, one thing is really sad. The legislators are doing NOTHING beneficial for our country or for her citizens. They have squandered our money & time, insulted our intelligence and maligned our character. PDJT is not only setting records on multiple issues that have put smiles on many faces, he is also fighting a whole herd of fire-breathing Godzillas at every turn, mostly by himself! Imagine how rich, safe, secure and improved our lives could be if these derelicts actually did their jobs!! What a shocker that would be!!

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  42. gsonFIT says:

    I am okay with the word “lynching”. Disgusting and evil act but I think it is not confined to one race. It is the word “democrat” that insults me so much.

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  43. Morning Patriots!

    Thank you Adrem for fishing Me outta the Spam Bin

    And..
    There it is…

    Hillary Clinton mulling 2020 run, citing weak Dem field, claim of email vindication: reports..
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-2020-rematch-trump-presidential-race-new-york-times-washington-post

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  44. youme says:

    Start with the children….
    California becomes the ninth state to allow medical cannabis use on a K-12 school campus, joining Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico and Washington.

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article236009778.html

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  45. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      and… we’re out.. one thing less to worry. Turkey wont attack Russia, which patrols now the border area, and the Kurds can talk directly to Syria on their future.
      Russians can chase the remaining ISIS, and they tend to not be as nice as we are…

      This could’ve been worse than Iraq going forward and Trump made an exit at the perfect time. Instead Russia is now responsible for Syria and is also putting a lot of resources into it for decades to come..

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      • Jim in TN says:

        I would put it differently. Obama sought to destroy Syria, and Putin stepped in to save Syria from destruction. From the moment Russia stepped in, their success would guarantee they are responsible for and have to put a lot of resources into Syria. But Obama’s actions had done the same for America.

        Worse, Obama left us engaged with villains who had grabbed parts of Syria for themselves, and defending others, our so called allies, who had also grabbed parts of Syria for themselves. Both items put us at severe risk of a conflict with Russia.

        What Trump has done is reverse Obama’s military defeats and literally wipe ISIS from the map. Since then, Trump has been working to extricate us from the mess.

        As you put it, we are almost out, and have simultaneously made the mess clearer, quieter with a safe border area, and easier for the remaining participants to work out differences.

        And yes. It leaves Putin to fulfill his obligations for decades to come. And it frees us from the same obligations Obama had tried to impose on us. But I suspect we will not stop assisting.

        The only question left, is will Obama’s villainous allies force us to continue destroying the country? Or can Trump continue to prevail against treason, (we are engaged in warfare over there) and sedition by Congress and the Deep State.

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        • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

          Russia just wanted to keep their Mediterranean base and slid deeper and deeper into this cause no Assad meant no base. They had no intention at first to fight beyond their base in Latakia and Damascus.

          There’s not much possibility for Neocons and Obama types to mess this up now. Russia is now basically engaged in 90% of the area and will have to help the Syrians wherever they face problems(islamists and jihadis in Idlib + ISIS cells). They have to act as intermediary between all parties, Syrians, Kurds, Turks and are better suited for it than us!(they for example run police patrols with muslim Dagestani soldiers). Russia has no means to engage in a lot of conflicts beyond Syria now too.

          There was a time where it looked like Iran would fill the void but after our economic pressure campaign that isn’t the case anymore.

          We are mostly out apart some desert areas in the south and east.
          Good news on the path to world peace.

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        • Kitty-Kat says:

          I have difficulty understanding the above narrative because the Obama admin also wanted to be on good terms with Iran and Iran was supporting Assed.

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  46. Troublemaker10 says:

    The media blowing up over Trump saying “lynching” is the same media that blew up when Romney said “binders of women” (fake smear for political gain). You would think Republicans would wise up to these tactics and take it on.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Eric says:

      They are LITERALLY trying to overthrow our government.

      And we are supposed to be “offended” over word choice?!

      These people can go (blank) themselves.

      Liked by 5 people

      • trumpthepress says:

        How dare you use the word “blank”:. That has racial connotations you know! /s

        The idiots still think we are back in the days of Ovomit where political correctness is the only thing that matters.

        Our great President has changed that culture quite a bit, but the slow press and others haven’t caught on yet

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  47. youme says:

    Mexico is not a problem sending tons of drugs into America and a million migrants entering illegally through Mexico. The oil fields of Syria are more important. The American people be damned.

    US troops staying behind to guard oil fields in Syria

    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6096461321001/?playlist_id=2114913880001#sp=show-clips

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  48. Can I ask a very stupid question?

    WHY hasn’t Illhan Omar been charged with Immigration Fraud & having a Sham Marriage?
    Seems to work here in N.C. …

    Wilmington Woman Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting False Statements in Connection with a Conspiracy to Commit Marriage Fraud
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-ednc/pr/wilmington-woman-pleads-guilty-aiding-and-abetting-false-statements-connection

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  49. youme says:

    This works for me…bring them right to the airport and fly them home where they belong..

    Iraqi defense minister gives US troops 4 weeks to leave Iraq.
    https://nypost.com/2019/10/23/iraqi-defense-minister-gives-us-troops-4-weeks-to-leave-iraq/

    Liked by 3 people

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