November 12th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1027

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889 Responses to November 12th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1027

  1. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • John B says:

      Hope he releases the transcript immediately after Schiff for Brain’s opening comments tomorrow during their Clown World hearing!

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    • The Boss says:

      Late Friday afternoon works for me. Heck, even Saturday morning with the sunrise is fine. The House schiff-show will have provided some juicy targets by then.

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    • Guyski says:

      Wouldn’t all these people (idiots) that had knowledge of the second call know about the first call?

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      • Somebody says:

        I thought about that also, so I looked at his schedule. He was out of town quite a bit last April. The 1st part in California and Law Vegas. He went to his property in CA twice. Then he was in San Antonio, Minneapolis-St. Paul and finished out the month at Mar-A-Lago, which I honed in on, also a stop in Atlanta on return to DC.

        He prefers to do stuff at Mar-A-Lago. He was there the 18th thru the 21st. Basically a long weekend, odds are someone like Vindman wasn’t working on the weekend. Zelensky won his election on April 21st, but they’d be ahead of us so probably sometime the afternoon or night of the 20th here the news would come he’d won. The 20th was a Saturday, most likely POTUS called Zelensky on Saturday night or sometime on Sunday. Most of the rats were off.

        Zelensky wasn’t sworn in until a month later, so this call was just a congrats on winning the election. Who knows what Zelensky knew or thought he knew at that point or what was discussed. I imagine a read out was provided to the rats when they arrived Monday morning. It probably said The President called Zelensky to congratulate him or words to that effect. Maybe the transcript was locked down and the rats never thought anything of it because they figured it was just a standard congrats call like so many others. Zelensky at that time had no power and the rats were probably toobusy scheming with counterparts to undermine Zelensky and DJT to think twice about the call. After all they had to scramble after Zelensky won.

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        • Sherri Young says:

          April was before the Mueller inquisition report was published too. The Swamp was mighty focused on that.

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        • Guyski says:

          Wow. You’re good.

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        • WSB says:

          Call could be more about what Zelensky said to POTUS.

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        • Joemama says:

          “Zelensky wasn’t sworn in until a month later, so this call was just a congrats on winning the election”

          Maybe, but PDJTs comment that the conversation transcript will be “tantalizing” suggest that there may have been something more discussed during the first phone call.

          Here is the tweet from PDJT:
          “In order to continue being the most Transparent President in history, I will be releasing sometime this week the Transcript of the first, and therefore most important, phone call I had with the President of Ukraine. I am sure you will find it tantalizing!”

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          • Somebody says:

            Hence why I said, who knows what Zelensky knew or thought he knew or what was discussed. It appears there was more discussed than just congratulations, at least POTUS seems to imply so. However, to the swamp rats that were off that weekend, they probably thought it was a nothing call and didn’t think twice about it.

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    • L_Dave says:

      Benedict Arnold was a “whistleblower” too. Spread the word.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      I smell a trap………

      Who are the folks schedule to “testify” under oath Wed and Thurs??

      Maybe the game is get them in public hearing, under oath and then release the first call and other supporting declassified info that may just blow up everything they just said under oath.

      It seems PT is purposefully sliding the date of the first call release back to near the end of the week. why?

      For what purpose other than to trap them?

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      • Zy says:

        Let’s hope so but if it’s too good to be true….

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      • 🤷‍♂️ Sounds like a good idea to me. Let them talk. Let them spread their false rumors and spend some air-time on it. Then, drop the truth-bomb onto them, when you can play back their broadcast tapes while you do so.

        If he reveals the truth before they’ve had time to tell their lies, they won’t tell the lies they otherwise would. Also, it’s good to hold the reveal as a Sword of Damocles over their proceedings.

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        • Joemama says:

          Exactly. We saw what the MSM did with the transcript of the 2nd phone call, which completely exonerated PDJT of any wrongdoing – the MSM just printed it and then proceeded to ignore it and insinuate that it proves guilt.

          The MSM are pure evil.

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      • Ma McGriz says:

        Did you hear his speech this morning?

        He made a very telling comment about letting people run on with their mouths to the point of no return. I’m paraphrasing, but you’ll know what I mean.

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      • Linda K. says:

        It will keep them somewhat honest out of fear of being caught in a lie.

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    • Somebody says:

      The timeline for release is shifting, wonder why? He said today and now by the end of the week. Curious.

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      • Zorro says:

        There are rumors that Pelosi is waiting till Friday and will make a decision to go forward depending on how the week’s hearings go for them. They need to make a big opening day splash because they don’t have much after that,

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      They will claim it to be inaccurate and thus misleading, just like they did the 7/25/19 call. Because Vindman undoubtedly complained that the text should say what he thinks it meant, not what it is.

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  2. sunnyflower5 says:

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  3. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • StanH says:

      As we all know, watch Roberts. He’s compromised and will probably do the deep states bidding, see Barrycare. It will probably require President Trump’s reelection and Ruth (Buzzy) Ginsberg’s replacement. We’ll see. From the Warren court forward interpretation of the Constitution is of secondary concern.

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      • Roberts will have to twist himself into a pretzel again; this will be a difficult decision for him. On the one hand, he will desire to approve of what Obama did and say it is legal (thus the pretzel twist). On the other hand, if he does do that, he will give Trump and other Presidents great powers they do not currently have.

        What I predict, is he makes the decision in favor of Obama, but says it only applies to this one situation and all future Presidents, especially if Republicans and their last name start with a T, will have to take it one case at a time. They did this in NC with the recent redistricting decision by the State Court…their current decision in essence only applies because the Republicans are bad, but in the future the Democrats can do whatever they want.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Roberts is already on the record with his “travel ban” ruling. He’ll practically have to contradict himself to stop Trump from ending DACA.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I 100% for NO “DAPA”. There is NO excuse for DAPA as they are the lawbreakers. No heartstring tugging for DAPA.

      I am semi ok/resigned to some DACA/quasi amnesty but with VERY strict guidelines, rules enforcement and ONLY and with FIRST — future loopholes being closed, the border being physically secured, immigration law Enforced (including beginning to focus on visa overstays), and (dare I dream) automatic, birthright citizenship STOPPED

      All needs Congressional support. Not many Constitutional amendments I am in favor of but modify the 14th from this point forward needs to happen. Anchor babies need to stop!

      Codified in law:
      Citizen at birth – only if a parent is a US citizen
      Natural citizen at birth – only if both parents are US citizens and born on US soil other than special exceptions for military and US gov, etc.

      Ted Cruz willingly leading this &/or Rubio would help mitigate past mistakes and endear them to the conservatives as they would be defining themselves out of the Presidential

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      • PLUS 1 ZILLION!

        Codified in law:
        Citizen at birth – only if a parent is a US citizen
        Natural citizen at birth – only if both parents are US citizens and born on US soil other than special exceptions for military and US gov, etc.

        May I add: NO dual citizenship. You are either one of us, or you are not.

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        • Debra says:

          If ‘natural born citizen’ gets codified, then the whole concept is nullified!

          Per the LOGIC in the Constitution, any naturalization (law/procedure that confers citizenship status) is indicative of those so benefitting, not being NATURAL born citizens.

          One is either a natural born citizen, or one is not! A LAW (man’s edict) cannot ALTER the reality of whom you came from (God’s Grace).

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      • Dutchman says:

        There is no need to modify the 14th Amenment, which would be difficult.
        The mis-interpretation of the 14th, to grant birthright citisenship, has NEVER specificall been adressed by SCOTUS, and if it was, it would end birthright citisenship, if interpreted by original intent.

        It was ONLY intended to affirm that former slaves AND THEIR OFFSPRING, would be citisens.

        Congress could fix, or SCOTUS could fix.
        Unfortunately, while Congress WRITES the Laws, and Courts interpret the laws, Executive is only authorised (by the Constitution) to faithfully execute the laws.

        IIRC, no other country has such a birthright citisenship provision.

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  4. lawrencepaul1 says:

    At least the repubs have “a few good men”. The dems don’t have any. Not even one.
    Not a Rand Paul or Jim Jordan among the lot of them. The Phony Party.

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  5. Mark W says:

    It appears as though Obama’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, perjured herself under oath, according to new email evidence
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/it-appears-as-though-obamas-ambassador-to-ukraine-marie-yovanovitch-perjured-herself-under-oath-according-to-new-email-evidence/

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  6. Reserved55 says:

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  7. Reserved55 says:

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    • Zorro says:

      Is Creepy Joe going to whack to get it back?

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    • CorwinAmber says:

      quite profound from old Joe – I’ve always wondered about the state of “whack”…if “out of whack” is not good then I surmise that being “in whack” must be desirable, though it does sound weird to the ear. Kinda like “feckless”…if “feckless” is not where you want to be, then I guess being full of feck is the goal?

      Bottom Line IMHO – our current VSG POTUS is in whack and full of feck!

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      • Paprika says:

        I certainly agree with your Bottom Line and remain very ‘gruntled’ with our President.

        Course the down side to playing this delightful word game is that I can no longer refer to Biden as a total Whack-job! Oh well, just wish he had remained a political recluse instead of making another bid for the presidency and becoming yet just another political ‘cluse’.

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      • litenmaus says:

        :0) As someone who appreciates ‘language CA, perhaps you can understand my delighted consideration that one of Gateway Pundit’s lead sentences this morning may not contain a spelling mishap:

        “Uh-Oh – The Democrats are in real big trouble. Pelosi and gang went all-in on the Schifty Schiff and his rouge impeachment inquiry and it is quickly turning into a Schiff show.”

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  8. cliffaheadwolvesbehind says:

    I am so sickened by the upcoming clown show tomorrow that I can’t appreciate any of the good news.
    Thank you Sundance for sharing some of the trade and economic successes the President is making.
    I just can’t get over how the dems get away with this one sided inquisition.
    And our side does nothing.

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    • JG3 says:

      From MSN powered by Microsoft News

      POLL RESULTS
      Based on the evidence so far, should there be an impeachment inquiry?
      39%Yes
      58%No
      3%No opinion
      Total responses: 72,341 votes

      Dims, Pelosi, Shifty Schiff, appears you have a problem!

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Cliff,
      I think PDJT has many cards to play and is waiting his turn to play them. I know patience appears as nonaction, but as the hand plays out it is going to become obvious the Dems hold a non straight 6 of clubs high. Some cards:

      – OIG report that contains criminal referrals that are delaying its release as Durham lines up indictments and avoids tipping his hand.
      -The next call transcript.
      -Coming arrests that can not be spun by the media.
      -Release of devastating declassified documents by POTUS and AG Barr. Some will show Congress critters in on the Coup. Think Warner for openers.

      POTUS is waiting for the AG to line things up. This is a complex investigation. I don’t think there is any Rosenstein “Sanitation on Aisle 5” going on with Barr/Durham. They are examining the predicates which is very bad news for the plotters.

      I know many here are sick of this line of reasoning, but it is logical if one looks at the players and the complexity of what happened.

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      • G. Alistar says:

        Drawing to an inside straight is statistically ridiculous, but we have all done it. This clown show II is gonna turn out bad when Adam Schiff draws the two of spades….looking for that seven of clubs.

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        • TheOtherSean says:

          Why won’t anybody bring in the clubs earlier, and smack Adam Schiff and “President Swallowell” upside the head with them? We all know they deserve it. And their is good precedent for members of the House to do so; see Preston Brooks.

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      • Ma McGriz says:

        ” -Coming arrests that can not be spun by the media. ”

        And which will, God willing, include at least a few members of those media.

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    • Dutchman says:

      ” And our side does nothing”.
      Assuming your talking about D.C., exactly WHO do you refer to, as being “OUR” side, pray tell?….
      The Republicon leadership in House and Senate? Sure, there is a very small majority, primarily in the House, Nunes, Jordan, etc. who are ‘speaking up’.

      But, the leadership is obviously, bothe by their action and inaction, fully on board with the coup attempt. The silence and muted responce is deafening. The argueing the process, rather than the substance of this latest iteration is also a ‘tell’.

      Unless we destroy the current Republicon Congressional leadership, utterly and completely, we are only enjoying a short reprieve.

      We must finally purge the Rockefeller Republicans, the Decepticon/Republicons from our party, once and for all. Or, abandon the,Republican party en masse, and form an America First party. Perhaps easier to demolish and start over, than to try to ‘save’ an inherently flawed structure?

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    • Dutchman says:

      ” And our side does nothing”.
      Assuming your talking about D.C., exactly WHO do you refer to, as being “OUR” side, pray tell?….
      The Republicon leadership in House and Senate? Sure, there is a very small majority, primarily in the House, Nunes, Jordan, etc. who are ‘speaking up’.

      But, the leadership is obviously, bothe by their action and inaction, fully on board with the coup attempt. The silence and muted responce is deafening. The argueing the process, rather than the substance of this latest iteration is also a ‘tell’.

      Unless we destroy the current Republicon Congressional leadership, utterly and completely, we are only enjoying a short reprieve.

      We must finally purge the Rockefeller Republicans, the Decepticon/Republicons from our party, once and for all. Or, abandon the,Republican party en masse, and form an America First party. Perhaps easier to demolish and start over, than to try to ‘save’ an inherently flawed structure?

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  9. Bobster says:

    This is a good educational video:

    Exposed Why President Trump Is Under Constant Attack By Media And Politicians

    The video is from May, so some of the info is not current. However, the rest is very good.

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    • At about 5:24, when discussing the “above and below” social engineering tactic, I see the following quote which we should bear in mind here:

      “The majority of the people would have no idea what was going on. Squeezed from above and below, most would sink into apathy and despair, believing that they were hopelessly outnumbered by the radicals, even though they were not.”

      Here in the treehouse, we’re just as subject to this kind of manipulation as anyone else is – if we allow it. We, too, can feel that we are “hopelessly outnumbered by the radicals.” That they will actually succeed in all of their plots, because “Lawfare is actually right.” That we need to respond radically, whether by force-of-arms or by knee-jerk declassification or some other ill-advised move that we felt that we “just had to make” even though it was ill-advised. Yes, we must compel our Government to do the right thing (this is always the case …), but we are the ones who always hold the upper hand.

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      • Zippy says:

        “hopelessly outnumbered by the radicals”

        Not by the radicals, just by the Swamp/Deep State that uses them. From my logical estimate previously detailed here, at least 80% of the pols, their appointees, and bureaucrats at ALL levels of government comprise the scope of the Swamp/Deep State.

        If Trump doesn’t win a second term, you will see that they’ve been successful and you will never again see a fluke candidate (i.e., one that is NOT OWNED) like Trump elected ever again.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      One can’t help but notice, there’s something that really stands out with the young Epoch Times news readerettes. I just wish right-leaning news outlets would stop pushing the sex appeal factor.

      I’m sure a lot of you guys will give me grief for saying so, but there are plenty of places where you can get your eyes full. Our society has become over-sexualized, and I see the results in the young girls today. It would be nice to get some relief from this when watching the news.

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      • Dutchman says:

        PJ,
        Just watch Martha Radditz, and Andrea Mitchell; more effective than an arctic cold shower, in effectively killing any,….erotic thoughts or desires.
        There, problem solved…..but don’t blame me if your ‘outy’ becomes an ‘inny’!

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        • boogywstew says:

          I think you just reinforced “PJ’s” point !

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          Dutch, I happen to possess a pair of “outties.”. And whenever I was hosting on TV, I usually had a nice jacket over them. Martha & Andrea are simply ugly lefty women, but they dress reasonably well.

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          • Ma McGriz says:

            Thank you!! I too have such a background and we kept it professional.

            Bare shoulders and cocktail dresses have no place on a news set.

            I think we can thank the utterly tasteless mrs obama and the FOX network for this unfortunate fashion down-trend.

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            • Peoria Jones says:

              Agreed. There’s a time and place. It’s easy to manage your womanly curves without poking someone’s eyes out, ha!

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              • Ma McGriz says:

                You betcha!

                There’s no shortage of choices for looking seriously fine in business attire.

                A well tailored jacket, pencil skirt and some nice pumps can own a room in a minute.

                And for occasions when full forces must come to bear, there’s always the power suit.

                Winter white is invincible. ; )

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            • Good point MaMcGritz.

              As a professional woman that far too many men liked to try, well there is no other way to put it but to “hit on” me constantly.

              I often wondered if it was their way on trying to “handle me” if you know what I mean.

              Anyway that is another long discussion among us females here.

              But there is a way to dress and conduct yourself and every one knows that you mean business without the b*tch factor.

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      • boogywstew says:

        From a male perspective I appreciate the female form but my disgust overrides this because I see it for what it really is. They think most males are so shallow that they can use “sex” to yank our chain. It’s like all the gratuitous sex scenes in Hollywood trash that do nothing to advance the plot but are there to attract the 12 – 18 year old male, and immature adult male, demographic. I’m constantly insulted that the left and some on the right think we’re too stupid to understand what they’re doing. “If you’re starving to death you don’t watch your neighbor cook a steak!”

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          Being attractive is one thing (though it’s a glaring non-factor for their male counterparts) – and being overtly sexy is another.

          Don’t get me wrong – I’m not opposed to women using sex appeal in the right time and place. But the pair of D-cups squeezed into the tight schoolgirl sweater just doesn’t scream, “Muh conservative values!” Silly.

          Have you seen how teen & pre-teen girls dress to go to school? Or even worse, their prom? Ugh. It’s a problem – and the media is complicit in injecting sex into every aspect of our culture. It would be nice if “conservative” media were more professional.

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      • Joemama says:

        I’m sorry, I just see a female version of Tom Fitton. I see a pretty young woman reading off a teleprompter, wearing a high neck shirt and showing off no cleavage.

        I don’t know what is meant by outties and innies. If what is meant by that is the “toe angle”, it is news to me that this a significant factor in perceived sexiness. I see no nipples poking through the bra, which is probably a significant factor.

        As a flaming male heterosexual, I am not sexually aroused by her as she reads the news.

        She is very easy on the eyes, unlike poorly executed male to female conversions used to read teleprompters on many of the MSM outlets. I can’t even watch some of the monstrosities they have they are so repulsive.

        I really don’t see a problem here.

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          Ok, Joe, I’m not saying it’s enough to get a healthy grown man arroused, LOL! But I do think particularly when a woman has big ones, it’s not professional to stuff them into a too-tight little sweater to present “conservative” news.

          Remember when Maria Bartiromo wore that red dress with the plunging cleavage at the Al Smith dinner? Perfect opportunity to advertise. And she dresses like a grown professional when she hosts her show.

          As for Tom Fitton, you can’t really compare men’s and women’s boobs. They’re just not the same! 😉

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      • Sherri Young says:

        My jaw dropped during a visit to my parents years ago when I saw what was showing on their TV. Judge Nap was on. There was a girl in a booth talking back and forth with him. She had on a tight tee shirt and was being filmed from the side. It looked like she was in a tight space. Almost seemed to suggest bondage. Sleazy.

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  10. Dora says:

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  11. sunnyflower5 says:

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  12. Reserved55 says:

    Government in three year olds bedroom is ELITIST

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    • Biden is stuck with the assumption that no one understands or cares that he committed high crimes while Vice-President, and that he implicated the President while cracking jokes. That’s a “pure Swamp” attitude, condoning criminal behavior if your job title is high enough.

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  13. Reserved55 says:

    “But there is plenty of evidence, most notably Ken Vogel’s investigation, that has been backed up by numerous sources since January 2017—including Chalupa herself.

    There are endless intersections between the Trump-Russia collusion hoax and Ukrainegate—same journalists, same fabricated evidence, same impeachment grist, and same plotters, including Adam Schiff. But the end game is the same: Obscure the actual foreign interference in an American election.”

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1194090910155497473.html

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Here is another one. Flynn was going to clean house. Most of these bozos would never have been allowed in the White House. Many would have been looking for work, not returned to their agencies to do more harm.

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  14. JG3 says:

    Calling all Treepers, “Don’t fall into the trap of watching their make-believe fantasy”

    Trust Sundance to provide report.

    Cutting off the “Clicks” and “$$$” After-all isn’t $$$/power what it’s all about…Country be damned!

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    • thedoc00 says:

      That is what yielded the apathy we see in so many voters today, averting your eyes from something that is disagreeable. You are flat wrong; watch, learn and be prepared to offer informed responses.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        What is ‘flat wrong’, ‘apathetic’ or ‘averting ones eyes’ when getting information from Sundance?

        I am serious. Did you think through your comment?

        And what is wrong with refusing to reward bad behavior with monetary rewards?

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        • thedoc00 says:

          Yes I did. I am a long time member here, follow SD allot and use his assessments in other locations. I have also made assessments here weeks in advance of his conclusions, been criticized and then had my assessment confirmed by one of his articles. I have also been wrong and admitted it here. To avert your eyes to rely on a single source makes you no better than the democrat and uni-party lemmings who do the same thing.

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          • bessie2003 says:

            One of the most influential, for me, posts here was the one where Sundance said, very plain, very clearly – “don’t look away”,

            so agree, watch what is being presented, watching doesn’t mean believing any of it but does mean knowing what they are putting out, and with that knowledge, from all the education we get on this and many other sites, will be better able to point facts out to friends and family, let them be strengthened to question for themselves the drivel that is being sold to them 24/7, for when, another saying learned here, for when they see the strings of the marionettes they too won’t be able to unsee them, and will experience their own, personal ‘walk-away’ awakening.

            So yes, don’t look away, watch, learn, share a different perspective to those we love and care about, no matter how close-minded they seem no one likes to be lied to. So we learn to help them see because we know the game they are being presented.

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            • Somebody says:

              I agree don’t look away. If it’s feeding the MSM beast that concerns some, how about watching on OANN or C-span or listening on the radio? I bet someone will live stream too.

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              • boogywstew says:

                If you watch OANN OR C-Span you’d have to have cable so you are, in essence, “feeding the beast”. UNLESS you can steal cable or watch your neighbor’s TV with binoculars. You can follow ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, or FOX News by watching broadcast TV, think rabbit ears, and the beast doesn’t make a cent.

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      • piper567 says:

        thedocOO, even sundance says, Do Not Look Away.

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  15. youme says:

    Migrants Find Different Fates at Texas, Arizona Borders
    Absence of ‘Remain in Mexico’ program in Arizona draws migrants hoping to stay in the U.S.

    http://archive.is/Q2ca0

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  16. youme says:

    Second Democratic aide sentenced in Kavanaugh doxxing case

    A second aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., has been sentenced in a scheme to break into Hassan’s office to obtain and publicly post the personal information of several Republican politicians amid contentious confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

    The 24-year-old former aide, Samantha Deforest Davis, was sentenced to two years of supervised probation with 200 hours of community service, with a suspended sentence of 180 days in prison. She was ordered to “stay away from [Hassan’s] office to include current and former staff, and to not use Tor or anonymized computer applications,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

    Davis was a staff assistant in Hassan’s office from August 2017 until last December. She was fired after Capitol Police discovered her involvement in the so-called “doxxing”

    Prosecutors said Davis helped 27-year-old Jackson A. Cosko, another former Hassan aide who has pleaded guilty to five federal offenses (including two counts of making public restricted personal information, and one count each of computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice).

    Prosecutors said that Davis was persuaded by Cosko to “wipe down” Senate computers he had hacked on Oct. 3, 2018, the morning after the break-in. That effort was unsuccessful because another employee was in the office early that morning. Cosko was arrested that same day.

    Cosko admitted to using Davis’ keys to get into Hassan’s office the day before, and prosecutors said Davis “understood that Cosko needed the keys to unlawfully enter the senator’s office to access Senate computers” at the time, the DOJ said.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/second-democratic-aide-sentenced-in-kavanaugh-doxxing-case

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  17. Well, it’s only 9:00 am on the East coast and Fox and Friends have already offered me Nikki Haley and her BS followed by Jonathan Morris (former Catholic priest) telling us to “keep an open mind” about Kanye West leading people to Christ. Sigh.

    I need coffee.

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    • FofBW says:

      I have my coffee with Sundance and fellow Treepers.

      NO MSM…..ever

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      • alligatriot says:

        And, even with no sugar added, my covfeve is so much sweeter among friends.

        You’re right, FofBW. Life is better with NO MSM.

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      • Dekester says:

        Me too.

        We are sitting at a friends place in San Jose Del Cabo reading the CTH.

        We will not have a T.V. on for the entire trip. The MSM is injurious to once health and sense of well being.

        We used to visit Palm Springs or other California destinations, however the stench of hypocrisy was getting to us.

        Thank you all CTH posters.

        God bless PDJT

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        • soozword says:

          So you don’t like the stench of CA but you go to murderous, corrupt Mexico instead? Stay safe Dekester!

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          • boogywstew says:

            Next year he’s going to Somalia Del Cabo.

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            • Dekester says:

              Thanks folks..maybe you missed the word hypocrisy.

              We have travelled many parts of the world, including the Middle East, North Africa.

              We just came in from. 5 mile or so walk, a walk that covered the tourist traps, and average “ hoods” including a visit to Walmart. We appeared to be the only non Hispanics in the store.

              Walmart was busy, and we witnessed several folks buying Christmas decorations. They still call it Christmas not the “ Holiday Season” as we were doing pre – PDJT.

              Would we venture into some of these areas after dark, of course not.

              We realize that México is a Narc State and can extremely dangerous.

              However Governor Newsome will have seriously damaged “ the Golden State” before he has done. Two Democrat Senators for at least a generation. Add to that Pelosi, Schiff, and Hollywood. Great if you are wealthy.

              Are not thousands of middle class folks are fleeing California.

              I visit the small town U.S.A. most weeks and our whole family are huge PDJT fans.

              We have been frequent visitors to Seattle, Portland and San Diego over the last four decades or so. Never again, unless it is unavoidable.

              Vancouver B.C. the major city near us, has too become a socialist sh*thole. Inhabited by the wealthy, working poor and the homeless.

              Our last visit to Palm Springs was a couple of months before the 2016 election. Yikes!!

              Stay safe, and God Bless PDJT

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              • boogywstew says:

                You DO know you are GREATLY loved here … right? The only time I entered Canada was over the Rainbow Bridge near Buffalo in 1998 and I was sent immediately to the administration office by the official in the booth. There, they searched me and my van and interviewed me. The 1st question was: “So, when was the last time you appeared before a judge?” I laughed because it was a clever question. I told him I had never been in trouble with the law, aside from traffic infractions. He then asked me what was the most serious traffic infraction I had ever committed? I told him I’d had a DUI in North Carolina in 1993 and I payed my fine and did everything that was court ordered. I was given some documents to fill out and told after I submitted them I’d have to pay $200. One of the documents was a form to be filled out by a shrink stating that I was no longer a danger to the community. I was then told I had to leave Canada NOW. I actually have a Canadian Government document giving me “PERMISSION TO LEAVE CANADA” which I actually treasure in a perverse way.

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                • Dekester says:

                  Cheers boogystew,

                  All is good. Few are more anti authoritarian than I.

                  My concern crossing the U.S. border now is getting hassled because I am PDJT supporter.

                  Stay safe.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        We must be related.

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    • Bree says:

      Kanye doesn’t preach the gospel l

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    • burginthorn says:

      I feel your pain. Down here in Australia we have some of the worst bush fires in living memory happening, and ALL media is showing death and destruction telling us its a direct result of climate change. Never mind the green groups that have hamstrung the farmers and local communities from burning off and proper land management over the last 20 years. Now (as predicted) we have raging uncontrollable fires.

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      • Tom Idlewood says:

        Exactly the same problem as California has with wildfires. Decades of environmental review, studies, expenses, and little to show with regard to vegetation management. Of course it will eventually burn, regardless of more solar panels on my roof, or the scare of global warming.

        These days, the big fires are taking care of the problem for us. WE just don’t like the sudden and deadly form the solution is taking. Just as we projected……. (former forest manager, ret.)

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    • @ChicagoBri says:

      If you pay for cable or satellite television, you are supporting our enemies.

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  18. Zorro says:

    Iran will be able to lob nuclear jihad at us with the generous help of Obamboozler but Trump controlling OUR tax dollars going to Ukraine like it’s some kind of sacred ENTITLEMENT…bad.

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  19. steviedawn says:

    RedState is reporting before Thanksgiving with indictments for at least two, including Comey. It better be more than two.
    https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2019/11/12/ig-report-expected-thanksgiving-will-contain-least-two-criminal-referrals-one-expected-comey/

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  20. Jimmy says:

    WSJ report this morning: many State swampers angry at Pompeo for not pushing back against Trump by issuing statement supporting Yovanovich. When this is over and she is proved to be a rat I want them purged.

    The country badly needs purges in the federal government. It is essential to draining the swamp. I don’t know how it is accomplished given the difficulty of firing even one of them.

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    • Zorro says:

      But, but, but they are “public servants”, serving at the will of the People.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Action against every one of these State Department and NSA deep state moles has to weighed and conducted very carefully.

      1. They are protected by Federal Regulations related to Federal Employees.
      2. There is allot of spent on the front end of depositions by Democrat Congressional and Lawfare members of the committee laying our promises of protection. The legality of the promises may be questionable but the threat to all agencies of negative legislative (budgetary) actions by the Democrat House Members is very clear.

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      • Jimmy says:

        Could they be laid off en masse is whole departments were phased out and the size of government reduced? That would a twofer: reduce size of govt and purge swamp rats.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        My problem is letting any of them stay on in the transition between President. GHWB could broom the place of all Reaganites, but no Republican dare remove all Democrats.

        Each and every politically active Democrat is guaranteed to be undermining your Presidency. Quit giving them the opportunity to screw you over.

        No exceptions!

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        • thedoc00 says:

          Only appointees can be swept out of positions, which is exactly what normally happens during change of administrations. Then again, moles are discovered as in the case of Leon Panetta or there is the idealist as in the case of Chuck Hagle (who quit when he saw the light).

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        • Somebody says:

          GHWB was one of the slowest to replace people. Go back and look at records he brought in a core team, but was slow with many lower level appointments. There are timelines showing how long it took for each POTUS to get their appointees. GHWB was the slowest by far until now. Difference being, GHWB was slow on his own and he was coming in behind the Reagan administration, so the people in place were republicans. The reason for the slowness of DJT rests with the senate.

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  21. cheering4america says:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/analysis-democrats-have-a-col-vindman-problem

    Check out the second problem with Vindman’s testimony, FTA:

    The only news in Vindman’s testimony was the fact that he had twice taken his concerns to Eisenberg. He also told his twin brother, Yevgeny Vindman, who is also an Army lieutenant colonel and serves as a National Security Council lawyer. He also told another NSC official, John Erath, and he gave what he characterized as a partial readout of the call to George Kent, a career State Department official who dealt with Ukraine. That led to an obvious question: Did Vindman take his concerns to anyone else? Did he discuss the Trump-Zelensky call with anyone else? It was a reasonable question and an important one. Republicans asked it time and time again. Vindman refused to answer, with his lawyer, Michael Volkov, sometimes belligerently joining in. Through it all, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff stood firm in favor of keeping his committee in the dark.

    Vindman openly conceded that he told other people about the call. The obvious suspicion from Republicans was that Vindman told the person who became the whistleblower, who reported the call to the Intelligence Community inspector general, and who, in a carefully crafted legal document, framed the issue in a way that Democrats have adopted in their drive to remove the president from office.

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    • wildsailor2018 says:

      Vindman may in fact BE the so called ‘whistle blower.’

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      • Somebody says:

        I think he may be the source for the original WB and most likely the supposed 2nd WB that had first hand knowledge and was on the call.

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      • Padric says:

        You know, I have to admit that when I read his testimony that the way he kept catching himself mid sentence and then rephrasing his answers stuck out like a sore thumb to me and that if you look at how he begins a lot of his statements, they read like he was about to say something about constructing the whistleblower complaint.

        Here’s a completely off the wall thought:

        Vindman says his brother is a lawyer and that he talked to him about this. When it first came out, everyone remarked how the complaint reads like something a lawyer would put together. What if he and his brother are the “whistle blowers” but concocted this “3rd party not on the call” person to throw people off their tracks and that’s why the Dems don’t want to bring the person forward and why Vindman’s lawyer got so bent out of shape when Ratcliff and others were asking about who else he talked to?

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    • Bubby says:

      FTA “Fine, said Republicans. We won’t ask you who the whistleblower is. But if your story is that you were so concerned by the Trump-Zelensky issue that you reported it to Eisenberg, and also to others, well, who all did you tell? That is when the GOP hit a brick wall from Vindman, his lawyer Volkov, and, most importantly, Schiff. As chairman of the Intelligence Committee, charged with overseeing the intelligence community, Schiff might normally want to know about any intelligence community involvement in the matter under investigation. But in the Vindman deposition, Schiff strictly forbade any questions about it. “Can I just caution again,” he said at one point, “not to go into names of people affiliated with the IC in any way.” The purpose of it all was to protect the identity of the whistleblower, who Schiff incorrectly claimed has “a statutory right to anonymity.”…That left Republicans struggling to figure out what happened. “I’m just trying to better understand who the universe of people the concerns were expressed to,” said Castor.”

      So Vindman told others but Schiff and Vindman’s lawyer ended that line of inquiry! The Republicans are incapacitated with the Schiff rules!

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      • butch cassidy says:

        Bubby, well the justice dept is not .Another question being raised is, since this is classified info, did Vindman brief people who did not have clearance? I believe he will have to answer that question at some point. And that’s just one of many questions he will have to answer. This guy is no where near being out of the woods.

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  22. linda4298 says:

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  23. lawrencepaul1 says:

    It’s been a long time coming.

    Horowitz Report Will Be Damning, Criminal Referrals Likely
    https://saraacarter.com/horowitz-report-will-be-damning-criminal-referrals-likely/

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  24. jeans2nd says:

    Have we the Republican memo On Impeachment?

    From Rep Mark Meadows, via warroom.org
    Pay attention to pages 2, 6, 7, and 10.
    Great hour this a.m. The entire hour is with Rep Mark Meadows

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      It’s great but once again like in mueller probe they are complexifying a simple point.
      The only possible impeachable offense would be if the president conditioned giving aid upon investigating The Bidens BASED ON THE SOLE PURPOSE of the 2020 ELECTIONS.
      There is enormous evidence proving that is not the case. For example efforts to investigate Biden predated his candidacy.
      Everything else complicated the narrative. Just stick to the law.
      Same as mueller probe. The only posible crime was hacking the dnc server (provided that happened). There was tons of evidence that campaign knew nothing about any hack. That was all that was needed to be said. It should have been said over and over again.
      Stick to the law.

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      • evergreen says:

        I don’t even buy that sole offense.

        Conducting an investigation is to engage in fact-finding. Conducting an investigation can be tantamount to googling public documents in a comprehensive fashion. How is that criminal? This notion of digging up dirt has to be contrasted with the notion of creating dirt.

        If you as a candidate see a competitor violating FEC laws–or any other law for that matter–you may refer him to the authorities.

        Trump’s prerogative is to give or not give aid. He also has as his duty the requirement to execute the laws of the nation. Conjoining the two is not criminal. Investigating Biden is a correct thing to do, as he admitted to doing the act, and it has been pounded tirelessly by Ukranians that sh*t was going on, sh*t that we experienced in the election cycle and afterward. There is rot all over. Cleaning out that rot is a priority. So, no, I do not agree with your stated quid pro quo. It is within the president’s charter to do all of that.

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      • Tseg says:

        Impeachment is not a legal exercise. It is a political action. Sticking to the law has no bearing, unfortunately.

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      • Joemama says:

        Show me where Joe Biden was mentioned in the phone call transcript. It was not discussed. CROWDSTRIKE & the DNC server were discussed.

        Why the Biden smokescreen? They are willing to throw Biden under the bus to avoid inquiry into Crowdstrike.

        Am I totally off base? WTF is going on here?

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        • Joemama says:

          Please ignore the part about the Bidens not being discussed. I just went back & re-read the transcript. The Bidens are discussed, but it seemed to me the emphasis was on Crowdstrike, not the Bidens.

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    • It simply has to be repeated, over and over again, until it finally sticks: “Ukraine is famous for its corruption, and American lawmakers have been taking full advantage of it for a long time.”

      Now, President Zelensky was just elected on a very specific promise to “drain the swamp,” just as President Trump was. Joe Biden openly confessed to a high crime on public television, while directly implicating President Obama, and there he was – relaxed and cracking jokes. To this day, he seems to believe that there never was anything wrong with his totally-inexperienced son making more money than the qualified directors of Exxon-Mobil; there never was anything wrong with taking $1.5 billion in cash from China. He is, in short, “a card-carrying senior member of The Swamp.”

      Which is precisely what both the American and the Ukranian people are determined to be rid of.

      In this context, Biden is not merely “a political rival.” He is a felon, though not yet convicted for the crimes to which he openly confessed. It is extremely appropriate for the law enforcement agencies of both countries to investigate this as a purely criminal matter, and, much to the consternation of certain Members of Congress who know that they are equally guilty (of other crimes), they are both now doing so.

      These people are desperately trying to say that Donald Trump is guilty of some crime, because he isn’t and they are! 😱

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  25. youme says:

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    • cheering4america says:

      If we did not have the concept known as “Sovereign Immunity” in this country then governmental officials would have to be a lot more discriminating in their freewheeling actions, they would otherwise be personally liable for the unnecessary harm they cause to constituents. (This does not just apply to immigration/invasion.)

      We should get rid of it.

      Any action against a govt. “servant” would still require proving all of the elements, which is difficult enough, but these same “servants” disserve those who elect them by not even thinking about the natural consequences of … for instance … open borders, DACA, etc.

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  26. Jimmy says:

    If Horowitz report comes out next week and contains a shocking set of criminal referrals, then Nancy and Adam will cease to have enough votes to impeach, correct? Surely there will be a few dozen House dems who know that they will be unelected next November if they vote for Coup 2.0 even after Coup 1.0 had been exposed as indictable.

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    • Nepanyrush says:

      I don’t know if I would call the dictator “Adam.” He is conducting hearings that would make General Secretary Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao proud. I think I will just refer to him as “Stalinistic Dictator Schiff” and call the hearings “Soviet-style hearings.”

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  27. jim says:

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  28. Ausonius says:

    Concerning draining The Swamp: it was proposed decades ago (I believe, I could be wrong) by William F. Buckley that one way to break up the self-pollinating nature of D.C., would be to move the various departments to faraway states.

    Put the Department of Labor in e.g. Davenport, Iowa, the Department of Agriculture in Ohio, the Department of Energy in North Dakota, etc. A good number would refuse to move, in which case their jobs could be cut. 😉

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      I have often thought this needs to be done. There are simply too many infected rats in that city sewer to make it manageable.

      In today’s tech world, there is no reason to centralize all these desk jockeys. Get them out into the real world, closer to the real people they’re supposed to be serving. And, as you said, it would provide jobs for the good people of flyover country.

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    • kayray444 says:

      I’ m not sure. Seems to me it would be better to contain the disease in one area rather than spreading it to different states. The research triangle in NC is an outshoot of the Swamp and it’s helped turn NC purple. I say keep the disease contained in one location and deal with it there.

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    • Remington says:

      Should be on the tado list. Actually, if you remember Timothy Leary, of all people, he suggested busting DC up in four quadrants and move it out of DC.

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  29. k4jjj says:

    When you feel hopelessly outnumbered, look at the USA map with counties colored in blue and red. The country is overwhelmingly red (our people).

    Everything in media is gaslighting. They want us to think WE are crazy when we are the sane ones.

    I notice when a Lefty is challenged factually on a Fox News panel, he or she starts shouting over top of the challenger and won’t shut up and let the challenger finish, uninterrupted.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Some of the conservative supporters are learning to keep talking and raise their voices until they have finished what they were saying. And, also, to interrupt the lying Leftys when they tell a big one. 🙂

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  30. Zippy says:

    Democrats, the party of hypocritical, self-contradicting morons.

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  31. TrumpPatriot says:

    Senator Lee interviewed on Glenn Beck radio this morning. He commented he has had a number of conversations with Senate Leader McConnell regarding impeachment and his position is that the Senate has a responsibility under the rules to have the “trial” and see to it the truth is told and presented to the American people.

    It occurs to me . . . .the Democrats really, really, do NOT want the truth to see the light of day. The Republicans will be able to call ALL the pertinent witnesses and even not particularly pertinent witnesses. ALL the corruption of Ukraine, the DNC, the alphabet agencies, and ALL the members of Congress involved will be divulged. The outing of the corruption of the Democrats will be devastating. (Republicans as well).

    I am thinking the rumors that are floating that Pelosi will pull the plug are correct , and that she set up the disgusting Shiff to take the fall to be accurate. She comes out smelling like a rose when she determines Shiff’s “star chamber” questioning of witnesses, the secrecy, and the denial of permitting the people responsible for the inquisition to testify will be reasons for terminating the “inquiry”.

    If you give it any thought at all. . .. . .the Democrats cannot afford for the truth to be told.

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  32. Reserved55 says:

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  33. citizen817 says:

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  34. Bigly says:

    Roger Stone prosecution would be a tragic reflection on our political system. It would negate many gains from any Durham/Barr prosecution.

    He is being railroaded for being an aggressive and effective political monster – if roger goes, what about George Soros, et al.

    Manafort and Stone were partners.

    https://www.stillstandingpodcast.com/podcast

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  35. Reserved55 says:

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  36. Jenevive says:

    Question..If the Dem do in fact Impeach POTUS
    and he is reelected can they Impeach him again.
    Do we have to go thru this again?

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  37. Steve Bannon’s impeachment podcast pushing to get Zeldin, Meadows, Gaetz as replacements on the Schifty Schiff committee for deadbeat RINOs like Hurd and Conaway. McCarthy dragging his feet.

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    • Somebody says:

      Of those Zeldin is probably the most familiar he’s done a good job in questioning so far. I say that as a huge Gaetz fan and who doesn’t like Mark Meadows. Zeldin has been very solid though, he’d be my 1st choice.

      I don’t know about Conaway, but Hurd isn’t going anywhere at least that’s the impression I got. Speaking of impressions, Hurd seems pretty impressed with himself. We may have to deal with the dead weight. Why is it the D’s don’t have these kinds of issues? Their leaders rule with an iron fist, ours are push overs in comparison or maybe that’s what they want us to think 🤔

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  38. tozerbgood8315 says:

    It’s been several years since I’ve been to SF. things have seriously changed there.

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  39. Pokey says:

    It appears to me that the current push to get new walls built on the Mexican border will push almost every illegal alien into the state of Texas. There are hundreds of mile of new wall being constructed to make illegal crossings much more difficult along the California, Arizona, and New Mexico borders. Almost nothing is being done in the Rio Grande River sector, so that the result will be a new wave of wetback illegal aliens when that becomes their most convenient pathway. Why is this the case? We need extensions at every legal border entry or else we just flood the zones of the unprotected areas.

    I understand that there is lots of private property along the Rio Grande, but there is a thing called eminent domain and this is the main reason eminent domain is in our Constitution. They whine about paying fair value to property owners being too costly while at the same time they shell out literally billions every year to families of 9/11 victims who died nearly a generation ago. Why can’t we pay fair value to property owners along the Rio Grande when they are currently in the most danger of being victimized by terrorists, drug merchants, and other violent criminals ?

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Some truth to that but also remember that some of the TX border is in very tough terrain.

      President Trump explicitly stated that we did not need physical barriers the entire 2,000 miles to secure the entire 2,000 mile border. If, after the rest is secured, enough illegal border crossers adjust to other sectors, I am sure the rest will be physically secured

      Plus, Dems obstructed (and RINOs in 2017-18) so President Trump will campaign to finish the job

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    • Somebody says:

      Eminent domain is not an issue, there is an easement all the way along the border put there by Teddy Roosevelt I believe. The easement is part of the title and the issue has already been litigated back then.

      If I had to venture a guess as to why the other states first, I’d say it’s probably because the TX government is willing to deploy their NG to help secure the border. That’s exactly what will happen if there is an attempt to flood Texas’s border.

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  40. youme says:

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    • No matter. The bottom line is that they are lying, and trying to second-guess the President’s approaches to foreign policy (and law enforcement) specifically in order to try and save their own skins. Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, and many others have their own private versions of “high crime in Ukraine,” to complement what Joe Biden confessed to, and the actual impetus is that none of them want their crimes to be exposed.

      It would be hilarious – if only it were funny – that right now they are trying to impeach a President for not doing what Joe Biden did, and openly confessed to while laughing and cracking jokes. And, they’re trying to do it based on lies.

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    • Debra says:

      So, Schiff is abrogating his duties as a representative of his people?

      Do the people in his district know they have subjugated their consent to be governed over to these unelected attorneys who are paid to represent them without the voters’ say-so?

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  41. MDNA I says:

    This thing is as good as dead in the Senate. Can’t get much stupider than this. & there’s no way Nadler can kayfabe this & make it look nice enough to peel off any Republicans. This looks as bad as it is – & the only way it works is if it it looks “not too bad at all”

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    • So, Schiff is going to call Hunter Biden(!) to … testify? 😖

      Bottom line for the Swamp: “Yes, Ukraine is famously corrupt, and this allows all of us to be corrupt right along with them. We consider this to be perfectly normal.” So, this President’s “impeachable offense” is simply that he wasn’t someone about which Joe Biden could say, “call him.” His impeachable offense is that he is investigating corruption in America, instead of supporting and protecting the illegal activities which were conducted in Ukraine by: Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff.

      So, “the Swamp” will simply impeach both Trump and Pence on completely false pretenses, so that Madame Presidente Pelosi can swoop in and “set things right.” Imprison Trump, fire Barr and Durham, give President Zelensky two hours to disappear, and, shut down that damned Treehouse!

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    • Johnny Boost says:

      I don’t think the Dems want this to go to the Senate. Even the GOPe doesn’t want this to go to the Senate. A Senate trial is one can of worms nobody wants to open. It’s way too unpredictable what would happen.

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  42. citizen817 says:

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    • JG3 says:

      Thanks for the info. however;

      Please, everyone, wait until later to watch it…clicks/ratings will have major impact on whether or not they continue with their “make-believe fantasy”

      “VOTE WITH YOUR REMOTE!!!”

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  43. Reserved55 says:

    SloJoe is a violent misogynist.

    See my earlier posts where he raises his voice and invades his snowflake’s safe space.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Has he always been like this?

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      • TheOtherSean says:

        A family friend worked moderately-high up in the Reagan administration. Biden was already widely known as a buffoon back then. Also, years ago, a friend of a relative described VP Biden strangely hugging her when visiting to a US embassy abroad. So I think the answer to your question is basically “yes.”

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  44. wildsailor2018 says:

    When the Horrowitz report comes out the Demonrat spin will be ‘retaliation for the impeachment investigation.’ The media will broadcast it far and wide that Trump is a hateful, spiteful, meanie.

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  45. youme says:

    Adam Schiff, Fusion GPS and an LA Whistleblower Named Val Broeksmit
    Source for Deutsche Bank investigation sells documents to controversial Trump investigator: Dan Goldman

    “Paying for documents or compensating sources is strictly forbidden by most reputable publications, of course. But in politics, not so much. According to the article, Broeksmit agreed to hand over the Deutsche Bank file for $10,000. The buyer? Glenn Simpson, the head of Fusion GPS.”

    If that connection to a firm devoted to undoing Trump’s election wasn’t quite startling enough, Mr. Broeksmit moved even higher up the ladder of Trump antagonists. While trying to stir up interest in a movie of his life, Broeksmit was invited to a dinner party in Los Angeles. One of his seatmates was Moby, the godfather of electronic and dance music. According to Enrich, Moby was so impressed by Broeksmit and his “existential sadness … that [Moby] arranged an introduction to his friend Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which had recently opened an investigation into Deutsche Bank’s relationship with Mr. Trump.”

    According to the article, Schiff “badly wanted the secret Deutsche files.” But once again, commerce came before altruism. Broeksmit asked the California Congressman for money. He proposed being hired by the Intelligence Committee as a consultant. A committee investigator, Daniel Goldman, pushed back. Goldman told Broeksmit on a recorded phone call, “Imagine a scenario with some of the material that you have can actually provide the seed that we can then use to blow open everything that Trump has been hiding ….You will go down in American history as a hero and as the person who really broke open an incredibly corrupt president and administration.”

    https://californiaglobe.com/congress/adam-schiff-fusion-gps-and-an-la-whistleblower-named-val-broeksmit/

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  46. youme says:

    More on Dan Goldman, the person who will be asking the questions this week:

    “Word spread in journalism circles that the son of a dead Deutsche Bank executive had access to revelatory materials. In Rome on New Year’s Eve of 2016, Mr. Broeksmit shared the files with a reporter for the Financial Times, periodically excusing himself to snort 80-milligram hits of OxyContin, and the journalist later connected him with someone willing to pay for the documents. On the third anniversary of his father’s death — Jan. 26, 2017 — $1,000 arrived in his PayPal account.

    The money was from Glenn R. Simpson, a former journalist who ran a research company called Fusion GPS. Weeks earlier, it had rocketed to notoriety as the source of the so-called Steele Dossier — a report by a former intelligence agent containing salacious allegations against Mr. Trump. Mr. Simpson was searching for more dirt and, Mr. Broeksmit told me, he agreed to pay $10,000 for the Deutsche materials. (Mr. Simpson declined to be interviewed.)

    Mr. Simpson asked Mr. Broeksmit to start searching for specific topics. “Any Russia stuff at all,” he wrote on an encrypted chat program. “Let’s get you here asap.”

    They met two days later in the U.S. Virgin Islands and began combing for material on Mr. Trump, Russia and Robert Mercer, a top Trump donor. They didn’t discover bombshells — more like nuggets. One spreadsheet, for example, contained a list of all of the banks that owed money to one of Deutsche Bank’s American subsidiaries on a certain date — a list that included multiple Russian banks that would soon be under United States sanctions.

    Mr. Simpson asked Mr. Broeksmit to travel with him to Washington and meet some of his contacts. Mr. Broeksmit shared some of his files with a Senate investigator and — after snorting some heroin — a former prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office. The documents found their way to a team of anti-money-laundering agents at the New York Fed. Coincidence or not, a few months later, the Fed fined Deutsche Bank $41 million for violations inside the American unit that Bill Broeksmit had overseen. (A Fed spokesman declined to comment.)

    “Mr. Schiff’s investigators badly wanted the secret Deutsche files. Mr. Broeksmit tried to extract money from them — he pushed to be hired as a consultant to the committee — but that was a nonstarter. An investigator, Daniel Goldman, appealed to his sense of patriotism and pride. “Imagine a scenario where some of the material that you have can actually provide the seed that we can then use to blow open everything that [Trump] has been hiding,” Mr. Goldman told Mr. Broeksmit in a recorded phone call. “In some respects, you — and your father vicariously through you — will go down in American history as a hero and as the person who really broke open an incredibly corrupt president and administration.” (Mr. Broeksmit wouldn’t budge; eventually, Mr. Schiff subpoenaed him.)

    http://archive.is/1aQFk#selection-787.0-787.777

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  47. Reserved55 says:

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    • Nevertheless, you can be sure that Adam Schiff won’t see any conflict in receiving the testimony of a criminal that the call was about, while at the same time refusing to allow Republicans to ask him any questions at all.

      At this point, I think it is the Democrats who are experiencing “repetition bias.” They have surrounded themselves only by people who say that the American public remains clueless and supportive of what they’re doing – that absolutely no one on Main Street smells a rat. That their imbecilic plan is surely going to succeed, “because Lawfare says so.”

      In case nobody told them: “that’s not the way we do things in America …”

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  49. Paintingal says:

    EXCLUSIVE: A newly filed complaint to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) alleges that the whistleblower whose allegations touched off House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry may have violated federal law by indirectly soliciting more than a quarter-million dollars from mostly anonymous sources via a GoFundMe page.
    The complaint, which was filed last week and obtained by Fox News, alleged the donations from roughly 6,000 individuals “clearly constitute” gifts to a current intelligence official that may be restricted because of the employee’s official position pursuant to 5 CFR 2635.203 and other statutes. To date, the GoFundMe has raised over $227,000.
    The complaint also raised the possibility that some of the donations may have come from prohibited sources, and asked the ICIG to look into whether any “foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government” contributed.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/icig-complaint-ukraine-whistleblower?fbclid=IwAR0dRbOv38AW0N0d6Dzckt25aV7akEurWZItZjTK8daW46aqbolH_en5PUw

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