Senator Burr: “Senate Impeachment Trial Will Last 6 to 8 weeks”…

It looks like the House impeachment is now a foregone conclusion.  To wit the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Chairman Richard Burr has announced the schedule outline for the upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial.

The trial of President Trump will run from 12:30pm to 6:30pm Monday through Saturday and will last approximately six to eight weeks:

Generally it appears the SSCI is positioning for a conclusion of a guilty verdict where President Trump will be removed from office and President Mike Pence will select Nikki Haley as his vice-presidential candidate for 2020. [Hence the book and MAGA narrative]

Senate Chairman Richard Burr’s forward-lean into the impeachment process takes us back to something previously outlined when it seemed like this was the preferred direction for the professional political class.

…A branch of the United States government (Legislative) is attempting a coup against the leader of another branch of government (Executive); by using the Senate Intelligence Committee and designated corrupt agents within the executive branch cabinet.

In the first part of our research into the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) we outlined how the committee was engaged in the 2017 effort –with specific evidence of communication– to support Robert Mueller and the ‘soft coup‘ team. [See Here] When you understand what the group was doing in early 2017, you understand why the FBI had to use DOJ official Bruce Ohr as a go-between to contact with Chris Steele.

The problem for Attorney General Bill Barr is not only investigating what we don’t know, but rather navigating through what ‘We The People’ are already aware of…. A branch of the United States government (Legislative) is attempting a coup against the leader of another branch of government (Executive); by using the Senate Intelligence Committee and designated corrupt agents within the executive branch cabinet.

This 2017 and 2018 time period covers Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, Jeff Sessions as AG, Rod Rosenstein as Deputy, Chris Wray as FBI Director, David Bowditch as Deputy and Dana Boente as FBI legal counsel.  I’ll lay out the evidence, you can then determine who was powerful enough to have made these decisions.

As a result of a FOIA release in Mid December 2018, Judicial Watch revealed how the State Department was feeding “classified information” to multiple U.S. Senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration:

The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN).

Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s last-minute efforts to share classified information about Russia election interference issues with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-01381)).

The documents reveal the Obama State Department urgently gathering classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.  (read more)

The impeachment program was a plan, an insurance policy of sorts; a coordinated effort between corrupt politicians in the Senate and hold-over allies in the executive; however, because she didn’t want to participate in this – Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her vice-chair position to Senator Mark Warner.  [Background Here]

This is the pre-cursor to utilizing Robert Mueller.  A plan that was developed soon after the 2016 election.  The appointment of a special counsel was always the way they were going to hand-off and continue the investigation into Trump; but they needed a reason for it.

The continued exploitation of the Steele Dossier was critical; thus they needed Chris Steele to be solid.  And the continued manipulation of the media was also critical; thus they needed Fusion-GPS to continue.  [Dan Jones paid both]

While Mark Warner was communicating with Adam Waldman and Dan Jones as a conduit to Chris Steele, the FBI/DOJ team was communicating through Bruce Ohr to Chris Steele (and by extension to Nellie Ohr and Fusion GPS).

Part of Warner’s role was to weaponize the Legislative branch to advance the ‘Muh Russia conspiracy’, a fundamental necessity if a special counsel was going to have justification.

The SSCI, and the security protocols within it, were structurally part of the plan; hence the rapid information from Obama’s State Dept. to the SSCI and Senate participants in the last moments prior to departing.

♦ On March 17th, 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee took custody of the FISA application used against Carter Page.   We know the FISA court delivered the read and return Top-Secret Classified application due to the clerk stamp of March 17, 2017.

(Page FISA Application, Link)

The FISA application (original and first renewal) was delivered to Senate Security Director James Wolfe.  Senator Mark Warner entered the basement SCIF shortly after 4:00pm on March 17, 2017, the day it was delivered (texts between Warner and Waldman):

Now, when SSCI Security Officer James Wolfe was indicted (unsealed June ’18), we could see the importance of the March 17th date again:

(Wolfe Indictment Link)

We can tell from the description within the indictment FBI investigators are describing the FISA application.  Additionally Wolfe exchanged 82 text messages with his reporter/girlfriend Ali Watkins.  The FISA application is 83 pages with one blank page.

The logical conclusion was that Wolfe text Ali Watkins 82 pictures of the application.

FBI Investigators applied for, and received a search warrant for the phone records of journalist Ali Watkins.  Ms. Watkins was notified in February 2018, three months after Wolfe was questioned by FBI investigators in December 2017.

However, despite the overwhelming (public) circumstantial evidence that Wolfe leaked the FISA application, he was never charged with leaking classified information.  Wolfe was only charged with lying three times to federal authorities, and he pled down to one count of lying to the FBI.

CTH made the case in mid 2018 that someone at the DOJ had influenced a decision not to charge Wolfe with the leaking of the FISA application; despite the FBI and DOJ having direct evidence of Wolfe leaking classified information.

The logical reason for the DOJ not to charge Wolfe with the FISA leak was because that charge could ensnare a Senator on the powerful committee, likely Mark Warner.

Remember, the SSCI has intelligence oversight of the DOJ, DOJ-NSD, FBI and all associated counterintelligence operations. Additionally, when the FBI was investigating Wolfe for leaking classified documents, according to their court filings they had to inform the committee of the risk Wolfe represented.  Who did they have to inform?.. Chairman Burr and Vice-Chair Warner.

D’oh. Think about it.  A gang-of-eight member (Warner), who happened -as a consequence of the jaw dropping implications- to be one of only two SSCI members who was warned by the FBI that Wolfe was compromised…. and he’s the co-conspirator.  The ramifications cannot be overstated.  Such a criminal charge would be a hot mess.

Thus, the perfect alignment of interests for a dropped charge and DC cover-up.

Then, in an act of serendipity, James Wolfe himself bolstered that suspicion when he threatened to subpoena members of the SSCI as part of his defense. [See Here]

[…] Attorneys for James A. Wolfe sent letters to all 15 senators on the committee, notifying them that their testimony may be sought as part of Mr. Wolfe’s defense, according to two people familiar with the matter.

[…] Mr. Wolfe’s defense lawyers are considering calling the senators as part of the proceedings for a variety of reasons, including as potential character witnesses and to rebut some of the allegations made by the government in the criminal complaint, these people say.  (link)

Immediately after threatening to subpoena the SSCI (July 27, 2018), the DOJ cut a deal with Wolfe and dropped the charges down to a single charge of lying to investigators.  However, someone doing the investigative legwork wasn’t happy with that decision.

Our overwhelming CTH circumstantial evidence that Wolfe leaked the FISA application went from a strong suspicion, to damn certain (after the plea deal) when the DOJ included a sentencing motion in mid-December 2018.

On December 15th, 2018 the DOJ filed a response to the Wolfe defense teams’ own sentencing memo (full pdf), and within the DOJ response they included an exhibit (#13) written by the FBI [redacted] special agent in charge, which specifically says: “because of the known disclosure of classified information, the FISA application”… Thereby admitting, albeit post-plea agreement, that Wolfe did indeed leak the damn FISA:

(link to document)

Right there, in that FBI Special Agent description is the bombshell admission that James Wolfe leaked the Carter Page FISA application to his concubine Ali Watkins at Buzzfeed.

We know the special agent who wrote exhibit #13 in the December filing was Special Agent Brian Dugan, Asst. Special Agent in Charge, Washington Field Office.  The same investigator who originally signed the affidavit in the original indictment.

So with hindsight there was absolutely no doubt that James Wolfe leaked the 83-page Carter Page FISA application on March 17, 2017.  Period.  It’s all documented with circumstantial and direct evidence; including the admissions from the FBI agent in charge.

So, why was James Wolfe allowed to plea to a single count of lying to investigators?

Back to where this started….

A branch of the United States government (Legislative) is attempting a coup against the leader of another branch of government (Executive); by using planted and designated corrupt agents within the cabinet…

Now do you see why I say: the problem for Attorney General Bill Barr is not investigating what we don’t know, but rather navigating through what ‘We The People’ are already aware of….

Then again, if Barr waits a little longer it will all be a moot point.

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530 Responses to Senator Burr: “Senate Impeachment Trial Will Last 6 to 8 weeks”…

  1. dd_sc says:

    …because she didn’t want to participate in this – Senator Dianne Feinstein abdicated her vice-chair position to Senator Mark Warner

    I still think Sundance is giving Feinstein too much credit. I think she left the Intel Committee and went to the Judiciary Committee to guarantee that a senior member of the group was on that committee ahead of any hearings. She then leaked the Simpson testimony so the rest could plan their testimonies.

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  2. Raphael says:

    I will say this again, President Trump has no credible allies. Secondly, he is not seeing what is coming believing that the traitorous Senators will save him. He’s not being proactive. Where are the declassifications? Where are his surrogates organizing protests at the halls of Congress and throughout the nation. It just seems like he doesn’t get good advice or that he is so full of himself believing that his tweets alone can work the magic. Beyond frustrated!

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  3. margarite1 says:

    I’m not sure I’ll ever vote again if they do this to POTUS. What would be the point?

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  4. Free Speech says:

    If Trump truly wants to stay President, time to drop everything. Total declas, dump the dirt on all of them. We need to know the kompromat on everyone of these Deep State traitors like Burr.

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    • Dekester says:

      Here is a crazy one for us to ponder.

      PDJT does not quit..never has, and never will.

      He will burn your institutions down, he has more dirt on folks, and more power than any one in the free world.

      A formal address to the nation, addressing all the shenanigans that have been going on, a call to political arms against all the RINOs.

      My money will always be on PDJT, what are they going to do..these a**wipes in the Senate.

      Will they arrest him, and forcibly throw him out of office. Surely more than A handful of patriots would rise to the occasion, and storm the offices of McConnell, Burr, and the others.

      Maybe I am wrong, but having attended two 2016 rallies and watched all the others. There is no one person in the U.S. more popular than PDJT. He is loved and admired by his supporters.

      The RNC would be dead..and the party history.

      Folks regularly trash other countries, but guys, should the U.S. Republican Senate take down its own President
      for doing nothing.Keeping in mind the lies P44 was allowed to espouse with impunity.

      A President that is kinder, smarter, tougher and more popular than any other.

      Then the U.S.A. will truly be a banana Republic.

      God bless PDJT

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      • Dek- excellent post. Gives me a glimpse of hope.

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        • Why isn’t it President Donald J. Trump that gives us all a “glimpse of hope”?

          Why do so many go straight to negative, hand wringing and pearl clutching end of the world comments?

          It once was President Trump was backed by divine providence. Bulletproof, and THE VSG we have been waiting for… but this one article today, and bang! End. Of. The. Republic!!!

          The republic died in 1913 folks, UniParty was born and a quasi-socialist nation was slowly implemented to replace freedom and liberty. You should know, you financed it too!

          But, that’s all the negative I care to share, this isn’t over, the end is not near and President Trump has yet begun to FIGHT.

          Game on, let’s get ready to rumble… Now, we find out who our real friends are.

          Y’all ready to do your part? I am.

          I am NOT a slave to the beast system that is “government” as we know it, and I will fight to remain that way, alongside our President.

          “They” aren’t after him folks, they are after US.

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          • Deb says:

            A lot of trolls here sent to demoralize. I see long term posters like THC have courage and conviction.

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          • GP says:

            Hi Human-I applaud your comment. NOW, we need a plan and we need one NOW.
            IMO-it’s a done deal in the Senate. SD has continually reminded us that trillions are at stake.

            The Dems know they cannot win in 2020-and they will do whatever it takes to remove our POTUS

            We can continue to believe it won’t happen-or just sluff it off by saying stuff like “God is in control.” NO, God gave man free will, God doesn’t step in and fix stuff. There have been and continue to be unspeakable acts of child abuse, particularly heinous are the
            pedophilia and kidnapping and killing of these children. If God doesn’t step in stop that, he surely isn’t going act on an impeachment hearing.

            IMO-Trump will be removed. And when that happens it’ll be too late to do anything. Pence is not the guy you think he is.

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      • YvonneMarie says:

        I’m with Trump.
        I may not be with America.
        USA is a mess.

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        • Deb says:

          Trump is America.

          Everything PDJT stands for is what we were taught the ideals of our country are not too long ago.

          Then enter the Marxists with their identity politics and take over of education.

          We are trying to restore America to what it truly is.

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          • Lester Smith says:

            Burr is more crooked than a barrel full of snakes. In fact Burr is Warners butt pupet. Six weeks really well that tells me the senate Intel committee has their forks and knives out to eat their meal and they want a big helping Trump. They might want to watch what they wish for.

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      • Raghn Crow says:

        I think Sidney Powell would serve on his defense team — might even lead it.

        Think of that! 😀 She’d wreak utter devastation on the Dems and the Rinos. As the Klingon commander Korr said in “Errand of Mercy” said of a war he didn’t get to fight: “Too bad. It would have been glorious.” So it will be glorious if Sidney Powell joins the President’s defense team.

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    • Dee says:

      He gave that power to Barr and he will never declass it appears.

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  5. Merkin Muffley says:

    What the hell does the Intell Committee have to do with this? This is done in the Judiciary Committee.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      That would be a good question for McConnell and Graham to answer to the 62 million supporters of PT.

      I can see now why King is bowing out.

      Considering what lies ahead, this narrative on Julius Ceasar and Brutus seems appropriate

      Brutus’s mistake lies in his attempt to impose his private sense of honor on the whole Roman state. In the end, killing Caesar does not stop the Roman republic from becoming a dictatorship, for Octavius assumes power and becomes a new Caesar. Brutus’s beliefs may be a holdover from earlier ideas of statesmanship. Unable to shift into the new world order, Brutus misunderstands Caesar’s intentions and mistakes the greedy ambition of the conspirators for genuine civic concern.

      Maybe we should take a poll on who is PT’s Brutus?

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Because the Intel Committee can do the same thing that Schiff is doing. By holding a sham trial, calling only the witness they can twist to damage Trump, etc.

      Or is Burr assuming or counting on McConnell and Graham simply dismissing the case for impeachment?

      Wheels within wheels. Forgetting that if one of the cogs looses a tooth the machinery packs up.

      Like it did on a day in November 2016.

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    • Correct. It goes to “no action talk only” Lindsey Graham’s Judiciary Committee. Of course, McConnell can change that, and Graham has said he does not want be chairman of the committee after January…..I assume to shield himself from embarrassing John McCain “Russia-Gate” evidence.

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    • dwpender says:

      Do we know that this post accurately characterizes some “schedule” put out by Burr? (I ask this only out of an abundance of caution. I see it comes from a CNN reporter, not Burr’s office.)

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  6. B says:

    Trump should have demanded the declassification and publication of the Coup documents BEFORE the 2018 election. The 2018 election was stolen (predictably) in that it was greatly influenced, 24/7, by DemRat media coverage of the rolling Mueller Coup, then still in process. With the criminal Dems in control of the House, this sham impeachment was inevitable. I hope that the GOP leaders realize that many GOP voters like myself will burn their voter cards if the GOP allows this Coup to reach completion with the removal of a duly-elected President Trump, as this Republic will then be, certifiably, DEAD.

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  7. Gunner says:

    Damn all 535 of them. Can’t wait to see the final cards POTUS is planning on playing.

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  8. Bogeyfree says:

    How did I miss this.

    After reading this IMO it tells me sweeping was always the plan.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SenatorBurr/status/1191900160076451841

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    • Rhoda R says:

      It isn’t the foreign influence on our elections that bothers me so much as it is the corruptokrats work on voter fraud.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Bogey- one of the scariest things I’ve read today. Looks like they want to make sure that if this BS impeachment scam doesn’t work, they can just take over the elections.

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      • akaPatience says:

        I may be wrong but it seems more likely to me that they’re anticipating another Clintonesque excuse for losing by the Democrats (i.e., Russia cost her the presidency) and hope to avoid pressure for yet another bogus Mueller-like probe about election interference. Look at how successful the Sore Losers have been in ambushing/disrupting/corrupting governance. They may try to do it again.

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    • lolli says:

      Wow bogey free.
      Now we know.

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  9. H. Hawke says:

    They are going to do it, aren’t they?

    So glad I’m in the latter portion of my life instead of in my 20’s, 30’s.

    Orwell’s prophecies are now real life.

    Big Brother/Deep State controls everything . . .don’t they?

    The last few weeks have been absolutely surreal. It could NEVER get to this point. right? right? RIGHT?

    Wrong.

    .

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  10. Nepanyrush says:

    Until now, Sundance’s word has been my earthly gospel. But I cannot accept this: it goes against all that I have believed until now. If Sundance is correct, there is no hope for a free America. We have already been losing our freedoms right and left, but it will be like an avalanche if the deep state and corrupt media succeed in taking Trump out.There would be no way to come back from that.

    I feel like I need to find a new, more hopeful source, because this is extremely depressing and hopeless.

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  11. Clara says:

    I think that Senate Republicans would vote Trump out if they thought they could get away with it. Yes, they are that corrupt. There’s only, at most, a handful of U.S. senators that have not already completely sold their souls to the Devil. But neither Hannity nor Rush L. would support this. Nor would the tens of millions of Americans who voted for Trump. So, it’s not going to happen, no matter how much they fantasize about “secret ballots.” Doing so would simply destroy the Republican Party. As much as the Senate Republicans want to get rid of Trump and return to business as usual, they want to keep their own seats even more. There are, at most, only a few kamikaze pilots among them.

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    • Zorro says:

      They would give up their seats for the right amount of Soros $$$$$$$$$.

      Liked by 4 people

      • GP says:

        Hi Zorro-winner-winner chicken dinner. And the DS has plenty of money. And then you have to also consider the RINOs are corrupt and have committed crimes. They do no want Trump to have another 4 years to investigate those crimes.

        I hope I’m wrong-but this is a done deal. They will remove Trump, The only thing that may stop this is “We the People” have show up in DC and let them know what they’re in for if they do remove our POTUS.

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    • DaveK says:

      The question, then, is whether there are 20 or more senators who would demand that a vote on impeachment be recorded and made public. If there are not, Trump (along with our republic) is doomed.

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    • foodog says:

      Still takes 2/3rds of sitting Senators to impeach….note the weasel word “sitting”…
      So thats next….

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      • All Too Much says:

        2/3rds of participating* senators.
        Slightly different, with interesting implications.

        *Sundance points this out in earlier work.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      IMO, the Republican GOPe has destroyed the party themselves, ditto for the Democrats. Neither one no longer matter as this corrupt circus is their last gasp for even a small limited place controlled by we the folks.

      Seen the Trump rallies vs the snowflakes? They might be really dumb but they deep down know the Deplorables are armed, loyal, determined, full of “cold anger”! Just one word from the Greatest President of a lifetime. It will create the greatest panic run for safety of 535 + 100 this country has ever witnessed. That giving a whole new meaning to, “tarred and feathered”.

      Furthermore also imo, the military personnel, police department personnel and many, many other will not protect these evil corrupt people, They all know all will be caged if the dictators get control of their headquarters.

      Not gonna happen, just ahead on steroids MAGA/KAG2020 maybe forever!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  12. Garavaglia says:

    Exercise your 2nd amendment rights. It’s your duty. Voting is BS. This proves it.

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  13. Ironclaw says:

    Honestly, it should take about half an hour to summarily dismiss this travesty.

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  14. MLK says:

    Here’s a link to the full video of Burr and Warner at Wake Forest. They’re asked about impeachment in the second to last question (@13:00 minutes).

    Everyone will no doubt jump down my throat for expressing skepticism that this die is cast but that shouldn’t be misconstrued as my being a pollyanna, or most especially that I’m proposing anything less than fighting this medieval style.

    I don’t trust Burr (or Warner) one bit. Believe me! But you can take his comment at Wake Forest as a warning to Democrats that any Senate trial will bleed well into the new year and take up six days a week for six or eight weeks. That strikes me as a hell of a shot across the bow of the House Democrats.

    This is to say nothing of all the other myriad other warnings coming fast and furious. Besides that the POTUS and Republicans will challenge in the Supreme Court any impeachment vote as deriving from a tainted process upon transmittal to the Senate for trial, I will just note the POTUS saying he might well do some Fireside Chats. Sure, he said he would read the transcript of his call. But you gotta be as dumb as a sack of wet mice to not comprehend what messaging Trump might do on a daily basis during this process.

    I don’t think there’s anyone here that thinks Trump isn’t going to make this exceedingly painful for all concerned if they vote to impeach him.

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    • MLK says:

      Here’s the link since the embed failed:

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        I really want to hear that for myself, MLK. Thank you for your efforts, but no link is showing up for me. Could you please explain where you found it?

        This just doesn’t wash, all these hours and weeks to be spent during the Christmas season. Did Burr sound snarky, by any chance?

        It doesn’t work for Christian conservatives, who will be offended beyond belief. It doesn’t work for the Dem’s, who should be spending time campaigning. And it doesn’t work for the lazy rat bastards in DC who are used to getting paid to vacation.

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        • MLK says:

          That swine Facebook! Combine the following below as one url:

          https://www.face book.com/wfuniversity/videos/1421156844700939/

          Or just put “Burr Warner Wake Forest Facebook” into Google and it’ll should come up first.

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          • Peoria Jones says:

            Thank you! That Burr is a swampy tool. Did you catch his anti-Trump digs when bragging about his seniority? He lamented how many good, seasoned members of Congress have left out of frustration.

            Then he has the nerve to tell the audience, “If you’re a proponent of term limits, drop it – it will never happen.” This man has no idea he works for us.

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    • Zorro says:

      Isn’t it an advantage for the public to see less of D candidates because they are so bad?

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    • GP says:

      If the Senate convicts is an appeal to the SC even possible?

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      • MLK says:

        I’m not aware of any discussion at that After The Horse Has Left The Barn Stage. I was referring to after a majority of the House had voted one or more Articles of Impeachment.

        Graham’s Resolution, with 50 co-sponsors, is apparently in committee for mark-up. In other words, on hold pending further impeachment maneuvers in the House. Of the three Republican holdouts (Collins; Murkowski; Romney), only Swine Romney has basically endorsed the tainted Schiff/Pelosi process.

        From The Hill (10/25)

        “You know I’ve been reluctant from the beginning to get involved in the process argument between the White House and the House, but now that the Speaker has scheduled a vote I think that’s been overtaken by events,” Romney said, asked why he hadn’t signed on to Graham’s resolution.

        Dershowitz in particular has been alluding to a Court challenge after a majority House vote along partisan lines — as was the case with that whatever-the-hell-it-was vote on the Schiff frame-up.

        I’ll make, or recapitulate two essential points. The first is the question of timing. Like the guy who pleads for mercy as an orphan after killing his parents, the Democrats (and allied media) are claiming they want this all over with before the end of the year. There are myriad shots across the bow — including Burr’s comment in my opinion, warning that won’t be the case. Moreover, once a House majority votes one or more Articles of Impeachment, House Democrats are no longer in control.

        Make no mistake, the Supreme Court in its entirety is going to be none too pleased being dragged into this partisan impeachment charade. While I certainly don’t trust Roberts any more than I do Burr or Graham for that matter, I don’t see a Court majority declaring that the House’s impeachment power is plenary; free of procedural and Due Process requirements. Surely even the liberals on the Court will be loathe to be responsible for creating such a dangerous precedent. Indeed, in terms of national peril it would be similar to Court rulings on slavery in the lead up to The Civil War.

        Of course, Pelosi et. al. might well go down in history as responsible for the Court constraining its power of impeachment.

        Thus my argument here is not at all reliant on any of these players who have proved they cannot be trusted. We did have a Civil War, initiated in no small part with the Supreme Court’s assistance (e.g. Dred Scott), so nothing is certain here.

        But isn’t the path of least resistance for the Court is to accept an emergency appeal — it pretty much has to coming from the Executive, and then kick it back to the House to cure its procedural and Due Process flaws.

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  15. Chip Doctor says:

    Who said he “passed” on declas? Just because he hasn’t done it your way in your time frame doesn’t mean he “passed”.

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    • Judith says:

      President Trump handed the declass authority over to his Attorney General, as it should be. AG Barr is the one who should exert influence in connection to any legal matters in his purview. That’s his job.

      The President would have subjected himself to accusations of obstruction and retaliation. The President cannot intervene, when he is the subject of a counterintelligence investigation, however politically contrived it may be. And during such an investigation, everyone around him is *permitted* to lie right to his face. Isn’t that right, AG Barr? Is the investigation really over, AG Barr?

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  16. Todd says:

    I thought Turtle was running the show?

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  17. Dukeroyal says:

    The Republican Party will be as dead as the Whig Party if they vote to remove President Trump.

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    • California Joe says:

      Exactly! They might as well let AOC be President for all I care. I might even move up to British Columbia in the hope that they break off from Canada when it self-destructs! All the Hallmark Christmas movies are filmed there…supposed to be Vermont or Colorado but its really BC!

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    • Garavaglia says:

      They don’t care. They will be rewarded handsomely.

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    • Sgt Stryker says:

      Some of them will be as dead as my Uncle Jack….
      and he died in 1970.

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    • frances says:

      Which will leave quite a dilemma for the voter; neither Dems nor Reps are worthy of their vote. What is left, the Greens??

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      • lgstarr says:

        The Libertarians would have been a nice alternative if (a) 2000 Presidential candidate Harry Browne (very curiously not mentioned at all in Wikipedia’s article on “Libertarianism”) hadn’t blamed America for 9/11 within the first week and (b) weren’t such big fans of open borders!!!

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Real libertarians would cancel all government support, including for people who immigrate. So wages and taxes would both plummet.

          Weed libertarians want that government support.

          Not sure either would be acceptable to the population in general.

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    • Zorro says:

      Why don’t people understand that if POTUS is removed we are instantly a totalitarian Democommunist state. Life does not revert to “we will show them next election”.

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      • vicschick says:

        And probably invaded by China, Iran and Russia!

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      • GP says:

        Hi Zorro-IDK why some people don’t understand that. If Trump is removed, it is OVER. Any kind of a revolt will be squashed before it even gets started. The DS knows all, hears all. No part of your life is private anymore-that includes your home. They can turn on your phone mic anytime they want. Powering down your phone doesn’t stop that. Most of those “smart phones’ have a little backup battery in them. So you may think your phone is shut down, but it most likely is not.

        The DS knows more about me than I know myself. That includes everybody. The Dems are not going thru all this for nothing.

        Ignore it at your peril

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  18. Hopper Creek says:

    The Schistenhousen is goin 2 hit the fantail … in the middle of the imp trail…
    PDJT said in a chopper presser question about impeachment ” I caught them, I caught all of
    them ! ” as he headed to the chopper… I got the popcorn ready ! Dear Lord , watch over our Champion, send Angels to protect him.. In Jesus name ,.Amen .

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  19. Snuzzy says:

    There would be no point because our “party” would be finished. Maybe that’s what this corrupt bunch of congress republicans need to hear…they go thru with this charade and we, the 63 million who voted for President Trump, will NEVER vote again. Maybe that might set the fire under their lazy, sneaky asses!!!!

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    • Garavaglia says:

      They don’t care what you think. They will be rewarded handsomely for removing him.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Zorro says:

      Once Trump is removed we are instantly a totalitarian Democommunist state. Voting or anything else matters little.

      Liked by 3 people

    • phillip jeffreys says:

      pfffft…I voted in VA last week. Of the 10 or so positions being contested only two had opposing candates. All the others single candidate. Care to guess which party? Fix is in and has been for a long time.

      Lot of us will have very major choices to make in the not too distant future.

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  20. jusflipthescript says:

    This is depressing 😫

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  21. Tazio Nuvolari says:

    I don’t like the sound of this.

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  22. Brutalus says:

    These people are delusional if they think they and their children are going to go back to their cushy Uniparty lives if they try to ram this thru in a Senate trial…besides, we have no idea what would come out against them in a 6 to 8 week trial…just to say they have 20 Rino senators lined up ignores the law of unintended consequences…

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  23. 1riot1ranger says:

    “Generally it appears the SSCI is positioning for a conclusion of a guilty verdict where President Trump will be removed from office and President Mike Pence will select Nikki Haley as his vice-presidential candidate for 2020. [Hence the book and MAGA narrative]”

    Guess we should quit worrying about it then, since it’s a done deal!
    I think it’s a stupid idea for Republicans, but if that’s what they want, they can throw him to the wolves. Dummies will lose millions of votes. Oh well!

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  24. Heika says:

    From an excellent article by Jenna Ellis Reeves (surprisingly on The Hill, she must be replacing their resident opposition opinion pleb now they seem to have sacked John Solomon), but she has done a great job here.

    …”Why are the Democrats so hellbent on blatantly refusing to allow Republican subpoenas and witnesses?

    It is because it is a sham. Yet the Democrats are openly admitting that their goal is to try this in the media and attempt to dishonestly convince us that somehow we too should hate Donald Trump. They are hoping to convince us not to vote for him. That is not a legitimate or constitutional purpose of an impeachment. It is rather ironic that they claim his “crime” is an alleged quid pro quo to gain political advantage, while they are manipulating the power of impeachment for their political advantage. It is Schiff and other Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who should be impeached. There is an actual constitutional basis for that.”…

    The rest here
    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/470112-trump-impeachment-is-blueprint-to-overthrow-government-from-within

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  25. kaste668 says:

    If this did happen, there will never be two party rule again, so we don’t have to worry about voting. I think of the book Atlas Shrugged, when Dagney realizes that no one truly wants to save the country, they just want to to be kings and have their own fiefdoms.

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  26. JohnCasper says:

    Someone has to face the valley
    Rush in! We have to rally and win boys
    When the world is saying not to
    By God, you know you’ve got to march on, boys

    Into darkness, into danger
    Into storms that rip the night
    Don’t give in, don’t give up
    But give thanks for the glorious fight!

    Never hold back your step for a moment
    Look alive! Oh, your courage will grow
    Yes, it’s higher and higher
    And into the fire we go!

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  27. dwpender says:

    Sundance — Several weeks ago you had a post suggesting that the “something significant” that Durham had discovered was that Wolfe had NO intimate relationship with Watkins.

    This post goes back to referring to Watkins as Wolfe’s “concubine?”

    Have you received new information that has caused you to reconsider the bona fides of the Wolfe/Watkins “relationship?”

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    • WES says:

      Deep:. I suspect SD has pre-written notes from previous posts that are used in new posts to avoid having to write everything from scratch for each new posting. It would be easy to overlook such a detail. I wouldn’t get too hung up about it as it really doesn’t change the
      main plot!

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      • dwpender says:

        I agree this is a likely explanation, but I’d like to know for sure. This “detail” is not a minor one. If there was no relationship, Durham has Wolfe dead to rights on more lying to prosecutors in securing his plea agreement and to the Court at Wolfe’s sentencing hearing. If Wolfe admits the fable and flips to avoid REAL jail time, the possibilities are wonderful to contemplate.

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    • foodog says:

      Metaphorical, not sexual?

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  28. L. E. Joiner says:

    The trial of Bill Clinton took place before the full Senate, as assumed by the Constitution (I, 3), not before any committee. So Burr’s prediction is irrelevant, except maybe to scare those Democrat Senators ‘running’ for their party’s nomination for President. So what’s the concern about the SSCI?

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    • Magabear says:

      Good points. Gamesmanship is often used by politicians to send a shot across the bow of their opponents. Do Pocahantis, Sanders and what’s her face from Minnesota really want to tank their campaigns by spending 6 weeks in the Senate with this charade? 🤔

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  29. burnett044 says:

    Remember …it is always darkest…
    just before it goes pitch black…

    bouncing between dancing in the streets and slitting your wrist is no good for anyone…\
    it is what it is and we will have to face it no matter what comes….prepare

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    • Tom! says:

      All of this is happening because the American people are allowing it to happen. Impeachment and removal will be on our hands as much as on those of the deep state. I still believe there are patriots across this country who will finally stand up against an unlawful government. As you said, prepare.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Zorro says:

        How many patriots will be at the Capitol tomorrow? Zero like the day before and the day after tomorrow. Nancy decides on full house vote by 11/22. A hit job like that day in 1963.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Takeo Ischi says:

      How?

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  30. jx says:

    Republican beta-ism strikes again.

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  31. This makes me feel ill.

    Liked by 3 people

  32. Aunt Clara says:

    Lord have mercy on us all and may the truth prevail – good or bad.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Caius Lowell says:

    6-8 weeks, 6 days a week? What unmitigated BS!

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Publius2016 says:

    It’ll be the Senate that gets the “Mueller Grand Jury” docs and yet, DEEP STATE WILL STILL HAVE NOTHING!

    45 knows!

    The Founders set our US Constitution perfectly! 17th Amendment is a SICK FARCE!!

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  35. Stringy theory says:

    If the Republican bastards in the Senate vote to remove our beloved President Trump, I can guarantee my wife and I will be done with the GOP and so will the other 4 members of my family that voted for him. Soon these traitors will find they are going to be replaced by Dems, so hello one party rule from then on. This WILL destroy the GOP for ever.

    Liked by 1 person

    • vicarioushikermom says:

      Stringy. I feel your angst. But I don’t think they care, sad to say.

      Liked by 2 people

      • GP says:

        They DO NOT care. Get that through your head. They DO NOT care what we think and are not the least bit concerned about what “We the People” might do if Trump is removed. Writing or emailing or calling accomplishes nothing. They know we’re pissed about what they are doing-but they DO NOT CARE

        You can’t really blame them, I mean we’ve stood by and let them give the country away. They act with impunity. They lie, cheat, steal, give our enemies weapons and technology. They shoved Obamacre down our throats…I mean someone has to pay so Maria and Juan can birth children here FOR FREE.

        Illegals and H1Bs are getting jobs before Americans. The Praheet’s from India own IT now…while our children go into debt to get a degree in IT only to find out that the jobs are being given to people from another country. They tax us to death, then use that money to work against us. IT.IS.INSANE. We are working and paying for our own demise.

        People, we better wake up and get together an action plan to invade DC. That’s our only chance at saving Trump and what’s left of this Republic.

        If we do nothing, then we deserve what’s coming. And it ain’t gonna be pretty.
        le

        If you think the Senate won’t convict, you haven’t been paying attention. I think it’s a done deal. Mitch and Nancy have already met and planned this.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      You think they care,replaced by dems. They are all the sane now.You vote and you are irrelevant.

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  36. Magabear says:

    Okay, is Burr saying a trial would last that long IF there is a trial? It’s not like he gets to make that call anyway. Just holding a trial will destroy the GOP, IMHO. They can’t be that stupid to not realize that.

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    • Zorro says:

      The status of the GOP doesn’t matter if POTUS is removed. It’s totalitarian rule after that. The Republicans will hang on for awhile to revert to their traditional “Washington Generals” role.

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  37. freespeechfanatic says:

    The House will vote and the Senate will convict. I’ve said this for more than a year. The disbelievers are operating on outdated, pre-Trump models of governance. Trump changed everything. They MUST get rid of him.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Comrade Mope says:

      It would take about 26 Republican Senators to not show up to get the number required to convict to 50. Those 50 could be 48 Democrats 2 independants. Doable?
      What if this whole thing is declared a sham and republicans refuse to show up for the trial? Would the Supreme Court rule 50 votes is 2/3 of 74? You bet they would.

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    • Timmy-the-Ute says:

      If God be for us, who can be against us. Jesus came back for the dead.

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    • GP says:

      Hi Free-you are correct. They cannot allow another 4 years of Trump. They know they cannot win in 2020. All but a few of those Senators are corrupt and have committed treasonous crimes. They want any chance of being exposed eliminated.

      This is not going away. We cannot “pray” our way out of it. God is not gonna step-in and fix it. God gave man free-will. There have been horrendous crimes and acts of cruelty against children (and many, many more examples) Children are used in human trafficking operations. This stuff has been going on for hundreds of years. God hasn’t stepped in to stop that, so I doubt he’s gonna save Trump and our country.

      I’ll stop there.

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  38. Roger Duroid says:

    PDJT has this, just like the first debate when fox babe tried to take him out. He is fearless and will expose their nakednes

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  39. Joshua2415 says:

    I have seen nothing from any republican senator that would make me think that any of them have the balls to do this. Hell half the time they can’t bring themselves to vote for things that their constituents support, how the hell will they find the “courage” to vote to impeach a President with a 90%+ approval rating among republicans? Preservation of the status quo takes a BIG back seat to self preservation. They can’t impeach Trump and get re-elected, and there are not enough director jobs at Boeing for all of them.
    My bet is still that it never gets to the senate anyway. I think the house dems fold like a cheap suit.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Magabear says:

      I agree. The House Dimms may go thru with this, but every GOP Senator knows that they’ll ruin not only their political future, but ruin their entire party for a generation if they go along with this coup.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      “I have seen nothing from any republican senator that would make me think that any of them have the balls to do this.”

      It’s not about balls. It’s about naked fear and need.

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  40. I S says:

    I hope PDJT burns them all down. He has the dirt and PDJT is a counter puncher. They better pray and pray hard they are clean. PDJT won’t go down quietly!!! Thank you god.

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  41. k4jjj says:

    Those who claim they will never vote again if Trump is removed have to be willing to do more than run. They have to turn and fight…a real fight. This is not just the turning point of one presidency. This is the fall of America. Saying you won’t vote anymore sounds weaker than water. You have to just get “mad dog mean,” to quote Josey Wales.

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  42. oboy Burr is my Senator. I am trying SO HARD not to hate anybody. But tonight: I despise that man. What a snake!

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Somebody says:

    Why would Intel handle impeachment? Just because house Intel is doesn’t mean senate should.

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  44. Raphael says:

    Why are my comments not being published? Are they making too much sense that warrants censorship?

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  45. Brislurker says:

    Scaramucci’s statement about the president being gone by March now makes sense. He is part of the coup!

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  46. slopoke1 says:

    See how this new version of Lady Justice works? Hillary got off scott free from a crime because she “did not have intent”. Trump will be convicted of a non-crime because “he did have intent”. Nice.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/gop-senator-john-kennedy-quid-pro-quo-probably-impeachable-if-trump-motive-political/

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  47. giveadamn says:

    Trump loves America, Trump isn’t dumb, Trump said he was the only one smart enough to get the Democrats, but he doesn’t have to draw this out any further and take the country to the absolute precipice.

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  48. Brutalus says:

    We will fight them on our Facebook pages…We will fight them in the comment sections…we will fight them at the Thanksgiving table…we will fight them when some liberal mouths off when we normally would have kept quiet….we will fight them at their House or Senate state headquarters….we will fight them at Starbucks….in McDonalds….and at Ralph’s by expressing our loud displeasure to the uncomfortable checker….and, yes, if necessary, we will fight them on the steps of the Capitol!….We shall never surrender!

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    • GP says:

      Kinda sound like Churchill. You give your fellow Americans too much credit. Besides, fighting them-who are “them”…the Libtards? Fighting them will not save Trump. The enemy is in the Capitol in DC.

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  49. Mortimer says:

    Seems to me we have some misinformation here in the comments.

    Burr does not get to call or decline witnesses. This trial ism presided over by Roberts with the House Dems being the prosecution and team Trump as the defense. Team Trump will decide who they want as witnesses …. as well as cross-examining all of the liars that The Dems put in the stand.

    NOW. it is true that the Burr Committee along with others will set the rules, but those rules have more to do with time constraints, procedures and scheduling.

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  50. mazziflol says:

    And there you have it. All those believing in flowers and sunshine and have professed no desire to worry… Keep smiling I guess.

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