November 4th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1019

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758 Responses to November 4th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1019

  1. linda4298 says:


    • linda4298 says:


  2. MDNA I says:

    Reposting from a reply to a Ukraine related post on a previuous page……

    President Zelensky seems to be very similar to Trump so he’s probably making the same sorts of moves & being schemed against in the same ways, by the same kinda people. Examples

    – Zelensky campaigned on “draining the swamp”, using that exact phrase in Ukrainian

    – he is emphatic that his policy goal is a achieve a cease-fire in the war w/ Russia & achieve peace; he even switches to fluent Russian in some speeches

    – Since Zelensky’s inauguration, former officials in Yanukovich’s administration have returned from exile following the bloodless coup d’etat the Obama Admin staged & supported in 2014

    – The man the Obama Admin installed, Poroshenko, has been under subpoena or summons by the Ukrainian FBI counterpart for months as a fact witness in a money laundering schme

    – On 24 July, same day as Mueller testimony, the Ukrainian FBI ocunterpart confirmed that Poroshenko had been on the premises but would not be specific

    – the next day, 25 July, day of call w/ Zelensky, he no-showed his scheduled interview by investigators


    • “Drain the swamp” is not an easy thing to do in any country, but now for the first tie we have two Governments who want to change the long-standing status quo, once and for all. That’s a monumental step forward … just to want it.


  3. linda4298 says:


  4. burnett044 says:

    and again Pete cover Sundance article..


  5. jx says:

    a U.S. representative for Burisma Holdings sought a meeting with Undersecretary of State Catherine A. Novelli to discuss ending the corruption allegations against the Ukrainian firm where Hunter Biden worked as a board member, according to memos obtained under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

    [ ]

    Hunter Biden’s name, in fact, was specifically invoked by the Burisma representative as a reason the State Department should help, according to a series of email exchanges among U.S. officials trying to arrange the meeting.

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  6. Deplore Able says:

    The former Kerry Chief of Staff who was hired by Burisma is David Leiter of ML Stategies

    But Burisma is contacting officials in Washington through Leiter’s lobbying firm, ML Strategies. “ML Strategies is working with Burisma to educate U.S. officials about the company and its role in creating a stable and secure energy future for Ukraine, not any specific policy or legislation,” Pacheco said. “Burisma supports energy independence, economic growth, national sovereignty and regional stability and will engage as needed to encourage efforts to further these goals.”

    Some Democratic senators, meanwhile, have been working to secure more U.S. funding, either directly or through entities like the Export-Import Bank, to improve Ukraine’s domestic energy production potential. On June 27, Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, wrote President Obama a letter with three other Democratic senators calling for increased aid. “We should leverage the full resources and expertise of the U.S. government to assist Ukraine in improving its energy efficiency, increasing its domestic production, and reforming its energy markets,” wrote Markey, who has also proposed legislation with about $40 million in additional aide for Ukranian energy development.

    This is an old article that predates the scandal.


  7. A2 says:


    You may read the article or watch the embedded video with the Captain.

    Collin Koh
    Nov 2
    This should constitute sufficient evidence to bust Beijing’s self-concocted myth of not interfering with civilian freedom of navigation in the SCS – and it’s a crude tanker bound for PRC to add by the way.

    Read and watch here:
    “ EXCLUSIVE: Chinese ‘naval warship’ harasses Filipino-crewed ship near Scarborough Shoal”


  8. jeans2nd says:

    Paul Ryan reportedly wants to use his position on Fox’s board of directors to pressure Pres Trump to change.
    So Martha McCallum starts her show with DNC Chairman Tom Perez laying out the Socialist democrat’s lies for impeachment.
    This is going to change Pres Trump?


    Fox does NOT have YOUR good in mind.
    Fox News is out to DESTROY us Deplorables and Pres Trump, as quickly as they can.

    The only way Fox News is going to listen to us is to BRING DOWN FOX’S RATINGS


    Liked by 5 people

  9. islandpalmtrees says:

    Will Biden turn states evidence on Obama corruption?

    Liked by 3 people

  10. A2 says:

    DOJ nails more spies #butnothingshappening.😉

    U.S. Navy Officer, His Wife, and Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Smuggle Military Style Inflatable Boats and Evinrude Military Outboard Motors to China

    Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez for the Middle District of Florida announces the return of an indictment today of four individuals, including two Chinese nationals, an active-duty United States Navy officer, and his wife, on charges relating to a conspiracy to unlawfully smuggle military-style inflatable boats, with Evinrude MFE military outboard motors, to the People’s Republic of China. The Navy officer and two other defendants have also been charged with conspiring to violate firearms law, and the Navy officer has been charged with an additional firearms-related offense and with making false official statements.

    The four defendants charged in the indictment are:

    Fan Yang, 34, a naturalized citizen of the United States and Lieutenant in the United States Navy residing in Jacksonville, Florida; Yang Yang, 33, wife of Fan Yang, and a naturalized citizen of the United States residing in Jacksonville, Florida; Ge Songtao, 49, a citizen and resident of the People’s Republic of China; and Zheng Yan, 27, a citizen and resident of the People’s Republic of China.“

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  11. A2 says:

    This is my told you so face🤪

    ‘Forget the trade war and Hong Kong. Beijing just showed everyone that Xi Jinping is more powerful now, not less
    Rumours ahead of the Communist Party’s Central Committee meeting about a possible shake-up of China’s top leadership have proved off the mark’

    Read more here:


  12. islandpalmtrees says:


    • The Akh says:

      I am very skeptical of the phrasing. It’s too much of a tease. Many are assuming it has to do with his death. But “Epstein Coverup” might mean something totally different.


  13. Reserved55 says:

    They’re trotting this old Ho again.


  14. A2 says:

    Hope this is a headfake.

    “US suppliers will get green light to resume sales to Huawei ‘very soon’, says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
    Ross said the US government had received 206 requests from American firms wanting to sell to Huawei“

    If the US starts supplying Huawei then what happens to US allies that have been warned by the administration to keep them off their grids.

    Paging Mr Wilbur…..

    Liked by 1 person

  15. cheering4america says:

    Obviously the Anonymous author of “Warning” failed to get waivers for any classified disclosures, the DOJ is getting involved:


    The Justice Department is demanding identifying details about the senior Trump administration official who has written an anonymous book, warning in a letter to the publisher on Monday that the author may be subject to nondisclosure agreements.


  16. jeans2nd says:

    Don’t forget folks!
    At 8:00 p.m. tonight, 15 more minutes, whip out those phones and


    for Sean Spicer on DWTS
    No need to watch, just VOTE!
    Info below —

    Sean needs our votes…VOTE VOTE VOTE !!!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Troublemaker10 says:


  18. A2 says:

    “ Most Southeast Asian leaders skipped a summit on Monday with U.S. representatives after President Donald Trump decided to avoid the annual meetings for a second straight year.”

    Leaders from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam were the only ones to show up from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the summit with National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, who was leading the U.S. delegation. It was the lowest level representation for the U.S. at the meetings since Barack Obama upgraded ties with Asean in 2011.”

    “ Trump invites ASEAN leaders to ‘special summit’ in US after skipping Bangkok meet”


    “Monday’s sparsely attended address from O’Brien stood in contrast to earlier ASEAN meetings, which had all been attended by most heads of state.
    At this year’s summit, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was the highest-ranking delegation official, prompting the 10-member grouping to downgrade the summit to a “troika” attended only by top leaders from Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.
    “It’s not appropriate for ASEAN to send leaders when the US representation is not on parity,” one diplomat in Bangkok told AFP.”


    Contrast (from Party mouthpiece) Xinhua:

    Chinese premier calls for more solidarity, coordination within framework of ASEAN+3

    “ BANGKOK, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang here on Monday attended the 22nd ASEAN-China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) leaders’ meeting, calling on the participating countries to strengthen solidarity and coordination.
    Noting the mechanism of 10+3 cooperation was born in response to the Asian financial crisis and has gone through an extraordinary development, Li said it has not only benefited countries and peoples in the region, but also makes positive contributions to Asian and global economic development.
    The mechanism has become a successful model for regional cooperation, and its experience is precious, Li said.
    Li said the international landscape undergoes profound and complicated changes, the world is facing economic slowdown and growing protectionism, bringing new risks and challenges to the development of East Asian countries.
    “The 10+3 countries have the duty to strengthen solidarity and coordination to jointly guard against risks and challenges, and to inject new driving force into the stable growth of regional and global economy,” said the premier.
    Ten ASEAN members plus China, Japan and South Korea, should further tap into potentials for more substantial outcomes under the 10+3 mechanism, Li said.
    Noting that 15 member states of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have concluded all text negotiations and essentially all market access negotiations, Li said it is a major breakthrough in the construction of an East Asia free trade area, which would boast the largest population, most diversified membership and greatest potential for development.
    The latest progress, added the premier, will certainly promote the process of regional economic integration, safeguard free trade and boost market confidence.
    “On this basis, we are willing to accelerate negotiations on the China-Japan-South Korea free trade area and move towards the goal of building an East Asian economic community,” said Li.
    He also called for joint efforts to support regional connectivity, enhance regional financial cooperation, promote sustainable development and deepen people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
    Leaders attending the meeting positively evaluated the achievements of the 10+3 cooperation in boosting regional economic and social development in the past year.
    They highly appreciated the major breakthrough in RCEP negotiations, and pledged to sign an agreement in 2020, so as to enhance regional trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.
    The leaders said they welcome the issued reconnectivity statement to promote high-quality infrastructure construction, and support the efforts to maintain economic and financial stability.
    They also said the 10+3 bloc should play a leading role to enhance mechanism building, lift levels of interdependence, expand cooperations, jointly address challenges, and contribute to regional stability and prosperity.
    Monday’s meeting was chaired by Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and attended by regional leaders including South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.”


  19. Perot Conservative says:

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  20. Troublemaker10 says:

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  21. davidberetta says:

    Mitt Romney Sucks! The minimal-man actually sickens myself.

    I do not see how this nothing animal has 11% approval. This scumbag literally BOUGHT his Senator Seat in Utah! He PURCHASED the Office he currently holds! The State of Utah should be analyzed deeply. They elect a carpetbagger from the East Coast immediately and clearly without any question. (I do not care about his past Utah Olympics crap decades’s meaningless).

    I’m from California where there is ZERO voting rules/laws to prohibit ANY-BODY from voting in ANY election (illegal aliens, foreign vacationers and anybody else), can actually cast a vote here.

    Nearly 1/2 of OUR United States DO NOTE care (NO ID Required), who casts a Vote…but I thought Utah had a bit of a more Robust voting system…(?)

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Troublemaker10 says:


    • Robert Smith says:

      Too much noise. This good because people don’t want to hear impeachment. It’s bad because people don’t know how much Democrats have trampled on the law.

      People aren’t listening… besides the economy is rolling along and they know Trump is a leader with a sure hand.


  23. Troublemaker10 says:


  24. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Troublemaker10 says:


    Liked by 1 person

    • BitchyPants says:

      Twitter going insane over Spicey Spicer getting all those votes – now they hate the Popular Vote for some reason ???
      Stelty just trying to get in on the action it seems…


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