December 8th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1053

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392 Responses to December 8th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1053

  1. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    If the Big Ugly were to take place, and the Swamp was drained, there would be less than a skeleton crew of people left in all of DC.
    Where would this enormous number of qualified, experienced, righteous, and ethical replacements come from? Even if we didn’t have all this excess govt., it would still be a large number.
    What about the rest of the slimeballs across the nation? They’re essentially everywhere and 10 deep, like the WB’s attorney has stated.
    Everyone in DC, including AG Barr knows this.
    Put yourself in position to do something about all this, and come up with a logical and effective solution.
    Pray like there is no tomorrow for the Republic, for our President, and for the Will of God.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Sixty three million Trump voters.

      Liked by 4 people

    • CM-TX says:

      Their biggest fear– the country runs much smoother so they’re not even missed. It exposes how worthless, & what a hindrance 90% of them actually are… Paper-Pushing Parasites on glorified welfare.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Sherri Young says:

      Call me. I’ll work from home.

      Liked by 2 people

    • QCM says:

      Usually, the best and brightest are not working for the government. Typically, it is those who aren’t smart enough or driven enough to make it in the real world end up working for the government. Incarcerate all government workers who deserve it and one could easily right size the government and replace the stupid and lazy government employees with folks who aren’t dirty from the private sector. These smart, driven new employees will come up to speed quickly, they have the ability which is why they were in the private sector.

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      • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

        “Not the best or brightest”? Generalize much?

        Some government workers aren’t ‘driven’ by money!

        Many get satisfaction from helping others and serving G_d.

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        • upper379 says:

          Littleberkley, some, very few, are decent employees 5 percent maybe. The rest are all worthless crap. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Their supervisors are even worse.
          Very little or no accountability. Try to fire one. That and a few more instances is why I and a good chunk of or population do not trust government any more.

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        • I Will Not Comply says:

          Little Berkeley Conservative,
          Who?

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          • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

            I’m not talking about paper pushers and upper management. I’m not talking about the EPA that tried to sue Thomas Jefferson estate for a copper pot. I’m talking about the nameless grunts that protect life, handle nasty stuff and investigate threats.

            I admit, there’s plenty of dead weight….guess I’m a little crabby. If you asked about the wonderful administrative people that take at least six months to process my expense reports, I’d say the same as QCM.

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        • bluenova1971 says:

          Been to the DMV lately?

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    • Zippy says:

      “If the Big Ugly were to take place, and the Swamp was drained, there would be less than a skeleton crew of people left in all of DC.”

      About 20% manning (personning?) based upon the 80% donations to Dems by DOJ personnel during the mid-terms ASSUMING that those 20% weren’t donating to some even more socialist 3rd party.

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  2. sunnyflower5 says:

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  3. bessie2003 says:

    Have been thinking about the bizarre preamble to Pelosi’s open instruction to begin the paperwork to impeach President Trump, where she quotes often repeated slogans of the nation’s Founding Fathers,

    justifying the tearing down of government structure and have come to understand that what she was doing was actually declaring war against the existing structure of the government of the United States of America;

    she may have couched the words in the hypnotic language that many on the ‘right’ have used to sanction their approach toward government, defend rights as enumerated in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, but what she did was

    in my mind, was instruct her participants to go ahead, tear it down, crash the government, use this President’s presence as an excuse, but go ahead and tear apart the founding fabric of our nation. She has no intent of coming up with a budget to fund the government, probably hoping to not only remove this President from office but I expect there will be calls from the Never Trump Right wing of things to begin the clarion call for a Constitutional Convention, which will forever change the fabric of this nation, because

    once a Constitutional Convention is convened – there is no thing off the table. All can be changed, no limitations on what topics or changes can be brought up and voted on.

    This is, basically, a coup.

    Madame Speaker should be arrested for treason, let her prove her innocence. See how she likes it.

    Okay, rant over. Had to clear that from my system in order to be open to clearly reading tomorrow’s IG report.

    Thank you Treehouse for being here, being a place where we can clear our “concern” emotions so we can be open to honestly see facts as they come forth.

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    • TMonroe says:

      The first witness against her activities should be Nancy herself:

      https://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Pelosi-Rebukes-Republicans-Impeachment/2016/11/03/id/756904/

      “In addition to there being no grounds for impeachment to begin with, moving to impeach President Hillary Clinton for alleged activities from before the election would be a brazen attempt to nullify the vote of the American people, outside our constitutional framework and destructive to the framers’ intent,” the California Democrat said in a Thursday statement

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Nancy was calling for revolution. She was justifying an overthrow or the coup as you said by wrapping herself in a constitution she cares nothing for.

      Nancy would be the unlawful leader of a shattered republic because of her lust for power. And the party backs her every step of the way.

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  4. Dora says:

    But he’s got to call witnesses! WTH? Did someone get to him?

    ===

    Lindsey Graham Lies and Backtracks: Says He Will End Impeachment “as Soon as Possible” — MAY NOT CALL IN WITNESSES Before Vote (VIDEO)

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/lindsey-graham-lies-and-backtracks-says-he-will-end-impeachment-as-soon-as-possible-may-not-call-in-witnesses-before-vote-video/

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  5. rustybritches says:

    Graham is a COWARD and a back stabbing little turd Nothing new in what he is saying
    He will do nothing to help the President and will do all in his power to make sure that nothing is brought out about him and anything dirty he has done in the past..
    \I don’t know if any of you are watching today ON OANN reporting about Ukraine and what they have done to make sure that Biden and his son cover up was not brought to light but will now be bought out and some how they have three witness who will come to the USA and testifie for the President about all the bad stuff that was going on before President Trump was elected and along time before the Phone call.. its a good watch and lots of information
    I am sorry too, because I have no faith in the Report coming tomorrow. many people thought last years report was going to be something but nothing came about and I have prayed that I am wrong with what I think and I pray that this mess is cleared away as soon as possible
    I am sorry to that I don’t trust the Senators They might not convict him but SC justice Roberts has made no bones about what he thinks of Our President and I wouldn’t put any trust in him all
    any way Please forgive my lack of trust and hopefully everything will get better

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  6. k4jjj says:

    Navy brass wants to court martial SEALS and welcome Saudi terrorists onto U.S. Navy bases. President Trump, you need to clean out the brass at the Pentagon. The flag officers in the Pentagon CANNOT BE TRUSTED. Kick these Obama boot-lickers to the curb.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      We have dozens of bases in the Middle East.

      Why can’t MOHAMMAD’s colleagues & friends be trained over there?

      Hillary Clinton & the Obama Administration gave priority to Saudis, and watered down security checks!!!

      Axios

      “Afghanistan: 14,000 U.S. troops are in the country, plus 8,000 NATO soldiers.

      Bahrain: More than 7,000 American troops, mostly Navy, maintain Persian Gulf security in Bahrain.

      Troops are stationed at Naval Support-Bahrain, Shaykh Isa Air Base and Khalifa Ibn Salman Port.

      Iraq: About 5,200 U.S. troops were in Iraq as of January, per the Defense Department. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said American troops are presently deployed in Iraq to help combat ISIS….

      Jordan: Approximately 2,795 U.S. troops support operations to defeat ISIS and promote regional stability.

      Kuwait: Over 13,000 American troops are stationed in Kuwait, including those at the U.S. Army Central’s forward headquarters.

      The troops are stationed at Camp Buehring, Ali al-Salem Air Base, Camp Arifjan, Camp Patriot and Shaykh Ahmad al-Jabir Air Base.
      Oman: A few hundred U.S. soldiers are in Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz. The country has hosted U.S. operations since 1980 and has assisted the U.S. in combating ISIS.

      The troops are stationed at Port of Salalah and Port of Duqm

      Qatar: As many as 13,000 American troops are in Qatar, with plans to expand bases. The Gulf nation supports U.S. efforts to combat regional terrorism.

      The troops are stationed at Al Udeid Air Base and Camp As Sayliyah.

      Saudi Arabia: The Trump administration announced on Nov. 19 that approximately 3,000 U.S. troops will be deployed to Saudi Arabia to protect the region “against hostile action by Iran and its proxy forces,” according to a press release.

      Syria: The U.S. Central Command is unable to disclose the current number of troops due to safety concerns….

      Turkey: The number of American troops in Turkey isn’t clear, but the country’s strategic location makes it valuable for transporting arms and people.

      The U.S. has air bases in Izmir and Incirlik.
      United Arab Emirates: 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in the UAE, the tiny nation near to the Strait of Hormuz.

      “The troops are stationed at Al Dhafra Air Base, Port of Jebel Ali and Fujairah Naval Base”

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    • TMonroe says:

      Notable contrast, including to lengths to which their leadership went recently on the SEAL prosecution front. One gets the “oopsie, mistakes were made” treatment, one doesn’t. Priorities, don’t you know.

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    • TexanInFL says:

      Agree 100%

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  7. MILupper says:

    The Economist/YouGov Poll
    December 1 – 3, 2019 – 1500 US Adult citizens
    Sample- Dem 47% Rep- 36%

    If the candidate listed below were to become the Democratic nominee, do you think they would beat or lose to Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election?

    Biden win 31%…………………Trump win 42%

    Bittigeg win 16%……………….Trump win 48%

    Bernie win 26%……………….Trump win 50%

    Warren win 22%……………….Trump win 50%

    Won’t see this poll in the LSM!!!

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    • William Murphy says:

      I feel comforted that over 30% of blacks now support Donald.

      2016 election
      Gary Johnson, Libertarian

      (1) If not for the Libertarian vote, Trump would also have won:

      NH, Colo, New Mex, Minn, Nev, and Maine (6 states, 37 electoral votes).

      (2) Without Gary Johnson, Trump would have won 343 to 195, instead of 306/232.

      (3) Of the “Blue Wall” states – Wisc, Mich, Ohio and Penn – each which Trump barely won, Gary Johnson got over 100,000 votes in EACH state.

      (4) Florida was close too. Gary Johnson pulled +200,000 votes, but Trump won it anyway.

      Ross Perot got 19% of the popular vote(1992). Clinton won anyway.
      Gary Johnson almost gave us Hillary Clinton(2016).

      Q#1 In 2020, how do you think these Libertarians will feel about the agendas of Bernie or Warren or Biden?

      Q#2 Would you like to see the polls, after the impeach-vote, in House districts (D) of Dems who voted for impeachment, in districts won by Trump? I really would.

      Q#3 Is Gary Johnson(L) running in 2020?
      *****************
      The Senate
      Republicans will be defending 23 Senate seats in 2020, while the Democratic Party will be defending 12 seats.

      Democrat Senators on deck 2020
      *************************
      Cory Booker (D-New Jersey)
      Chris Coons (D-Delaware)
      Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
      Doug Jones (D-Alabama)…………Trump won
      Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts)
      Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon)
      Gary Peters (D-Michigan)……….Trump won barely, despite Gary Johnson(LIBERTARIAN)
      Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)
      Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)………….Gary Johnson(L) ballots gave the state to Hillary
      Tina Smith (D-Minnesota)……….Gary Johnson ” ” ” ”
      Tom Udall (D-New Mexico)……….Gary Johnson ” ” ” ”
      Mark Warner (D-Virginia)
      dyodd

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  8. DesertRain says:

    Why yes… yes they have…

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    • FofBW says:

      That is why it is imperative PT has the vast majority of the people on his side.

      He may not have all the military brass in his court, but I would bet the rank and file would follow him to hell!

      We are the only thing that the swamp really fears. Their gas lighting is no longer effective!!

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    • The answer is yes, but we need to remember that it wasn’t entirely – or even primarily – about greed. These pseudo-elite swampsters genuinely believe that they are “meritocrats” making the world a better place, as perverse as that is to normal, actually productive citizens. They all went to Ivy or other “elite” universities. They deserve to be rich and resent anyone who is (or now, thanks to he colossal swampster corruption, WAS) richer than they are despite never attending an elite university and not being a credentialed member of the pseudo-elite technocracy. They view all of the corruption and kickbacks as part of their well-deserved compensation packages, without which the real world would be so unfair!

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      Does a bear poop in the woods?

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    • Tl Howard says:

      This IS the story the American people need to hear: I’ve been saying forever that even people on our side need to stop saying, “They [the Dems] hate Trump” without saying WHY they hate him. They FEAR he will expose their felonies.

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    • romy911 says:

      At CTH, we all know why they want to remove President Trump from office. Trillions of dollars at stake, DC corruption exposed, etc. This article, in Townhall, explains it in a way most people can understand. Hopefully it is widely read. The last paragraph sums it up.

      In Trump there’s finally someone at the helm who is not a part of the cabal, not a part of The Club, who has his own money, whose children don’t need shady, foreign board of directors’ side deals. And, he’s a threat to blow the whole thing up. He’s shining lights into corners that they prefer remain dark. They must get rid of him; they can’t allow this outsider and his flashlight to run roughshod inside the clubhouse. Dark corners must remain dark, no candles allowed. So for three straight years, they’ve looked for something, anything to get his wick snuffed out.

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  9. Zippy says:

    Interview with Gregg Jarrett. The Dan Bongino Show 12/8/2019

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  10. islandpalmtrees says:

    IS SCHIFF, ALREADY A FELON?

    UPDATE: Bill Barr Indicts 8 Including Mueller Top Witness for Funneling Millions in Foreign Donations to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and Top Senate Democrats
    by Jim Hoft December 8, 2019

    The Liberal Media Is Covering This Up!…
    HUGE DEMOCRAT MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS SCANDAL BROKEN UP!
    On Friday The Gateway Pundit reported on the news that Democrat operative and Robert Mueller chief witness George Nader was indicted for his involvement in illegal campaign contributions from foreign entities to the Hillary campaign in 2016

    Nader was one of Mueller’s top witnesses and he is a top Democrat donor and convicted child molester.

    But there is more to the story.

    Bill Barr on Friday indicted eight individuals for illegally funneling foreign money to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and several Democratic senators.
    According to News Thud:

    The list of the Dem organizations taking this illegal money is astounding – almost every Dem state organization and many super PAC’s including the big one Priorities USA.

    All of the leading names in the Democratic party took in this money including Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu, Jon Tester, Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, etc.

    The DOJ reported:

    Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed against the CEO of an online payment processing company, and seven others, charging them with conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions, and related offenses, during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and thereafter.

    Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant Director in Charge Timothy R. Slater of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.

    A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia indicted Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, 48, of Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 7, 2019, along with George Nader, Roy Boulos, Rudy Dekermenjian, Mohammad “Moe” Diab, Rani El-Saadi, Stevan Hill and Thayne Whipple. The 53 count indictment charges Khawaja with two counts of conspiracy, three counts of making conduit contributions, three counts of causing excessive contributions, 13 counts of making false statements, 13 counts of causing false records to be filed, and one count of obstruction of a federal grand jury investigation. Nader is charged with conspiring with Khawaja to make conduit campaign contributions, and related offenses. Boulos, Dekermenjian, Diab, El-Saadi, Hill, and Whipple are charged with conspiring with Khawaja and each other to make conduit campaign contributions and conceal excessive contributions, and related offenses.

    According to the indictment, from March 2016 through January 2017, Khawaja conspired with Nader to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in campaign contributions, directed to political committees associated with a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. By design, these contributions appeared to be in the names of Khawaja, his wife, and his company. In reality, they allegedly were funded by Nader. Khawaja and Nader allegedly made these contributions in an effort to gain influence with high-level political figures, including the candidate. As Khawaja and Nader arranged these payments, Nader allegedly reported to an official from a foreign government about his efforts to gain influence.

    The indictment also alleges that, from March 2016 through 2018, Khawaja conspired with Boulos, Dekermenjian, Diab, El-Saadi, Hill, and Whipple to conceal Khawaja’s excessive contributions, which totaled more than $1.8 million, to various political committees. Among other things, these contributions allegedly allowed Khawaja to host a private fundraiser for a presidential candidate in 2016 and a private fundraising dinner for an elected official in 2018.

    The indictment further alleges that, from June 2019 through July 2019, Khawaja obstructed a grand jury investigation of this matter in the District of Columbia. Knowing that a witness had been called to testify before the grand jury, Khawaja allegedly provided that witness with false information about Nader and his connection to Khawaja’s company. Boulos, Diab, Hill, and Whipple also are charged with obstructing the grand jury’s investigation by lying to the FBI.

    Currently, Nader is in federal custody on other charges.

    You can see all of Ahmad Khawaja’s donations here.

    Khawaja donated OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS to Democrat PAC Priorities USA!

    The list is endless.

    This is being covered up by the liberal mainstream media!
    As we reported previously– George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman and one of Mueller’s ‘star witnesses’ was charged in a Virginia federal court in July with additional child sex crimes.

    ***Get Trump 2020 buttons @ TrumpButtons.com – Click Here***

    Recall, Nader was previously indicted on June 3rd 2019 on child pornography charges.

    According to a 3-count indictment unsealed Friday, Nader was charged earlier in July for possessing child pornography and for traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual acts.

    Nader is accused of transporting a 14-year-old European boy to the United States for sex in the year 2000.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/update-bill-barr-indicts-8-including-mueller-top-witness-for-funneling-millions-in-foreign-donations-to-adam-schiff-hillary-clinton-and-top-senate-democrats/

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  11. Troublemaker10 says:

    Excerpt:

    Worship music rang throughout the White House Friday as several Christian artists lifted the name of Jesus.

    Bethel worship leader Sean Feucht posted videos of the small gathering to Instagram.

    >Snip<

    Feucht, who recently announced his bid for Congress, wrote that the group was invited to the White House.

    "We were invited by this administration to worship inside the White House today," he wrote. "Let this sound give you great hope for America!"

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  12. islandpalmtrees says:

    ARE SCHIFF AND WRAY FELON’S FOR THE MISS USE OF THE NSLS?

    How Did Lying Adam Schiff Obtain Phone Records on Trump’s Attorney and Ranking Member Nunes? And Did FBI Director Wray Help Him?
    by Joe Hoft December 7, 2019

    Looks like Rep. Adam Schiff has some explaining to do. The phone records he released in his bogus impeachment report may have been obtained illegally. Who would have guessed that?
    Career Leo Rosco Harris shared a Twitter thread on the Schiff sham impeachment report and he identified what may likely be illegally obtained phone records in the report. Below are some of the tweets –

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/12/how-did-lying-adam-schiff-obtain-phone-records-on-trumps-attorney-and-ranking-member-nunes-and-did-fbi-director-wray-help-him/

    Who can issue an NSL?

    The laws that created NSL authority allow a variety of agencies to issue them. However, the most commonly used type of NSL can be issued directly by the FBI Director, an Assistant Director, and also by all FBI Special Agents in Charge, who are commanding officers stationed across the country at FBI field offices.
    http://www.eff.org/issues/national-security-letters/faq#2

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      NSL = national security letter?

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Schiff yes but consider Wray helped set up the sting.

      AG Barr, Director Wray and probably current leadership within the INTEL Community have a strong desire to preserve the survival of their agencies, while moving away from the desires of the Swamp. To do that they have to prove their are useful while not implicating politicians in anything pre-2017.

      What better way to do that than avoid indictments using any evidence, pre-2017 and use “NEWLY” developed evidence and/or older evidence not implicating key politicians. There will be allot of unhappy people as key coup operatives may escape justice but it does start moving agencies forward again. The dirty actors are known and if they got out of line after 2017, they are going to be punished.

      I don;t like at all but it is a way to defend the President and Republic. An evil compromise we may all have to accept. Now consider McConnell’s and Ms Lindsey’s activities in this light.

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      • Joemama says:

        I do believe you may have figured out “THE PLAN”!

        If you are correct, in that the plan is to mainly prosecute criminal activity post 2016, that may explain why so many congressmen “retired” before the 2018 elections. They may have been warned that “we know what you have done & if you cease these activities and resign, you will not be prosecuted.”

        This is not the most satisfying way to deal with the criminality, but it may be a practical approach to punish the worst/most recalcitrant of the criminals while not totally throwing out the institutions completely.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Story buzzed around Atlanta for years that one
          of the former mayors was talked out of running
          for any elected office after the FBI paid him a
          visit.

          Kind of a flip on the lights, “This is your lucky
          day sort of visit”.

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  13. Reserved55 says:

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    • Free Speech says:

      It is absolutely appalling, and makes this nation a laughingstock, that they are STILL trying to pass off this ‘Russia hacked the DNC’s emails’ lie. Millions, not thousands, of people have heard Bill Binney’s expert opinion on the matter. This is like a man being caught in bed with another woman, and trying to tell his wife they weren’t having sex. If Julian Assange dies in jail and the truth about Seth Rich’s murder is never brought to light, while the FBI allowed to go on what it did with Crowdstrike, trust in government will never be regained without Civil War. And Lindsey, your lies will fool none of us!

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    • Cam Heck says:

      Nothing at all to do with this, I’m sure:

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    • Zy says:

      One day before IG report and Nadler coup circus Ms. Lindsey channels Songbird.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      All Trump need to do in replay is a Tweet with a single word: Crowdstrike.

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  14. RJ says:

    I’m a fan!

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    • BitchyPants says:

      Money can’t buy this type of “free press”
      The amount of people who have seen this is Millions and Millions
      Bryce is now a superstar with those who have never even watched MMA
      Oh and I’m sure Hildebeast will be fearing for her life AGAIN

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  15. islandpalmtrees says:

    CAN THE FARA UNIT ISSUE A NATIONAL SECURITY LETTER (NSL)?

    AS PREDICTED: Corrupt Mueller Hack Attorney Van Grack Slid Back into DOJ’s FARA Unit — And Is Now Leading FARA Probe Against Rudy Giuliani
    by Jim Hoft November 16, 2019

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/as-predicted-corrupt-mueller-hack-attorney-van-grack-slid-back-into-dojs-fara-unit-and-is-now-leading-fara-probe-against-rudy-giuliani/

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  16. Peoria Jones says:

    Listening to talk radio on Sunday, and “Meet the Depressed,” featuring Chuck Toad comes on. Today he starts with special guest star, the comedian Jerry “nads” Nadler.

    Now, he’s attempting a b!tch-slapping-fest with Ted Cruz. Ughh. OFF!!!

    Time to listen to some soothing, hard-driven rock-n-roll. Gonna start with some Rush from their Ayn Rand inspired period. Shall then rejuvenate and proceed to kick some political @ss. 😀

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    • steph_gray says:

      Rush (the band) had an Ayn Rand inspired period? I did not know that!

      I will need to track this down. Thanks for the tip!

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        Absolutely. When you go back and listen to it now, it’s so ahead of its time. They talked about it, but there was no internet then to supply accurate lyrics then.

        “The Professor” ( drummer/percussionist Neil Peart) wrote lyrics first, and then Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee composed the music to fit. Peart went through a period highly influenced by Ayn Rand. The lyrics drove the music.

        Everything that followed was based on 3 hard-working, family-oriented guys doing the work of at least 6 members of any other rock band. They didn’t play by the rules – they changed the rules. Conforming was not in their interest, and they had the supporters to back them up. Radio “rules” were forced to adapt to Rush…because the consumer loved them.

        Casual listeners picked up on the “common man” theme, but many were unaware just how poignant and intellectual the substance of the lyrics were. And they were so beautifully and poetically written.

        Read the lyrics to “The Trees” and you will begin to appreciate the band in a whole new light:

        https://www.rush.com/songs/the-trees/

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  17. Reserved55 says:

    They play for the wrong team.

    “We have said we share the democratic aspirations and criticism of the Morsi government that led millions of Egyptians into the streets,” McCain said at the end of a brief visit to Cairo in which he and fellow Republican senator Lindsey Graham met senior officials.

    “We’ve also said that the circumstances of [Morsi’s] removal was a coup. This was a transition of power not by the ballot box.”

    “Both senators pressed Sisi to release political prisoners, including Morsi, who has been held at a military base several hours outside of Cairo since 3 July. Morsi is being held with two aides, but is understood to have had no visits from his family. He has access to two daily newspapers and two television stations.”

    https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/06/john-mccain-egypt-mohamed-morsi-coup?__twitter_impression=true

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    • litenmaus says:

      ‘That’s why POTUS didn’t tell “the ‘leakey’ House” about the attack on Baghdadi’

      I have nothing to back up my belief, but I believe that POTUS knew of Lindsey Graham’s involvement with McCain and the weapons in Benghazi and I believe that POTUS is the reason that not spokespersons from the Pentagon, but Lindsey Graham appeared before the cameras to announce the success of the Baghdadi mission…..IMO President Trump has Lindsey Graham over a barrel and Lindsey doesn’t know which way to turn….

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  18. Reserved55 says:

    “The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the ­Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Qaddafi forces in Libya through a contact of John McCain named Marc Turi.”

    “Marc Turi is from Phoenix AZ and was a neighbor of John McCain. McCain who has been on the Senate Arms Committee for years helped Turi secure billions in arms contracts with the DoD. Then Clinton and McCain came up with a plan to arm Al-Qaeda to get them to overthrow Qaddafi
    Things got out of hand and went south quickly. Don’t know what ace in the hole Marc Turi that kept him alive, but it must be good, because in Obama’s last few days in office, they dropped all charges on Turi and he walked on all the charges.”

    Benghazi

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1080586426440450048.html

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  19. getfitnow says:

    FTA – When a liberal hears that the managing director of Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital is entering the Democratic presidential race, she knows that she’s either being punked by her Trump-loving uncle, or something’s truly and terribly wrong.

    The fact that two sober-minded businessmen/politicians, Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg, believe that the 2020 Democratic candidate field is so weak that they could, at this late date, pick up momentum for Super Tuesday, and then pick up the pieces at a brokered convention, tells you how bleak the Left’s presidential prospects have become.
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_elephant_in_the_spin_room.html

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  20. Reserved55 says:

    “In his opening statement at Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, Nadler said the impeachment charges were “undisputed.” But President Trump, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Republicans leaders have all disputed Democratic claims that the president was attempting to pursue his personal agenda in the July 25 telephone call that prompted the impeaching inquiry and that no meeting or military assistance was ever contingent on any investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden or his son, Hunter Biden.”

    https://amp.dailycaller.com/2019/12/08/jerry-nadler-evidence-uncontested-trump-country

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  21. lawrencepaul1 says:

    America cannot continue in this vain. This is a coup and only a counter coup will resolve it.

    Nadler: Trump Will ‘Rig’ 2020 Election If He Isn’t Impeached And Removed
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nadler-trump-will-rig-2020-election-if-he-isnt-impeached

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  22. Sherri Young says:

    Surveillance state lunacy. God bless Rand Paul.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Au Contraire, mon Ami, Senator Rand Paul! I say: CONVENIENCE!!!

      I can only think of one thing MORE convenient… submitting my fingerprints, retinal scans, and facial topology right there from my Apple iPhone Device!!! Need a voice print profile while we’re at it? Yes we can!!!

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      • Zippy says:

        “Au Contraire, mon Ami, Senator Rand Paul! I say: CONVENIENCE!!!”

        LOL, exactly. Same sort of stupidity as people PAYING to put microphone and video camera Internet of Things (IOT) devices in their homes to do absolutely trivial things.

        Here’s how that can end up. Ah, yes, the fully automated home:

        Now, add a cashless society and mandated (for public safety), entirely automated, rented transportation and your ability to survive within that potential dystopia can be turned off by tyrannical government or Chinese hackers with a few keystrokes.

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    • Zippy says:

      OMG! Of course, people submitting mouth mucus swabs to DNA test services to find their regional heritage and relatives didn’t expect their data would be given to law enforcement agencies either…

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Soon it’ll be fingerprint and eye scans for basic everyday services.

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  23. Doppler says:

    Douma chemical weapons a false flag attack and another Deep State Operation?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fake-news-omission-mass-medias-cowardly-distortion-tool

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  24. Amberl says:

    Pres. Trump better have a talk with Ms Lindsey because I can’t believe what I just heard on Sunday Morning Futures. Clearly Biden’s threat got to him. Did he receive a death threat?

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  25. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  26. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  27. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  28. sunnyflower5 says:

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  29. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  30. sunnyflower5 says:

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  32. sunnyflower5 says:

    👏👏👏

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Everyone knows the impeachment circus is rigged so they know what to expect there.

      The IG report will have many, many tasty tidbits of the DeepState in action. The Media won’t be able to resist.

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  33. sunnyflower5 says:

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  34. Perot Conservative says:

    New Mexico Democrat wants USMCA vote, pens op ed

    Rep. Torres Small: House should vote on trade deal

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  35. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  37. Cam Heck says:

    BRB, checking hell for frost…

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  38. Zippy says:

    Steve Bannon: Trump is delivering for the working class despite impeachment

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  39. Perot Conservative says:

    “California problems”

    Wild pigs are migrating past previous boundaries into wealthy areas, threatening children and animals.

    But the Liberal laws and citizens want to protect these dangerous animals who can grow to over 200 pounds and carry up to 70 different diseases / critters. Smart, too. Laws prohibit using guns in urban areas to hunt them.

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    • Ausonius says:

      A philosopher* in a similar case once opined:

      “Use a bow and arrow!”

      * Don the Barber of Defiance, Ohio.

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    • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

      Lol! I’m on 300 acres and not a hog to be found.

      Maybe has something to do with all the kitty cats, the little kitties that leave paw prints bigger than your feet!

      We have turkeys everywhere! They travel in packs with the coyotes, but never seen a wild pig, other than Catalina Island.

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  40. Perot Conservative says:

    What is up with Pat Toomey? R-Pennsylvania

    This AM on a Sunday morning show he said he is against USMCA?

    Doesn’t like the minimum wage component.

    Doesn’t like the reduced protection time for drug companies; or that it is only a 16-year agreement? (10 + 6)

    Believes we gave too much to the Democrats.

    I’m no expert on USMCA, but you have to compromise, and I love that this helps create a middle class for Mexico!

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  41. Ausonius says:

    Orwell combined with the world of Philip Dick’s Minority Report: “Pre-Crime” + Thought Crime.

    Yes, Comrades, we will bring back the world of MAObama, where 17%-25% unemployment is Full Employment, where Hope is Hopelessness, and where increasing restrictions and attacks on Freedom will bring the Near-Slavery of Leftist Liberty!

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  42. One hour with Diana West on Crowdsource the Truth. She discusses The Red Thread through Impeachment. Well worth the time.

    http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/3961/On-with-Kevin-Shipp-and-Jason-Goodman.aspx

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  43. My Diana West study day – Set aside time to read Diana West’s analysis of Fiona Hill “non-partisan foreign policy expert” . So much I didn’t pick up when I watched. Be sure to go to the end.

    http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/3958/Mockingbirds-of-the-Deep-State.aspx

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  44. Reserved55 says:

    “President Trump is criticizing Fox News for interviewing far-left Democrats with a strong anti-Trump bias.

    In a Sunday tweet, the president blasted the recent Fox interview with California Congressman Eric Swalwell. He said Swalwell is a loser who got zero percent voter support in his failed 2020 presidential bid.”

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      PDJT is 100% correct. These people (the Eric Swalwell’s) represent such a small % of the American citizenry and I am not even sure if they are representing those who voted for them. PDJT ws voted on by the COUNTRY not a district or a state. I don’t care what little Swalwell has to say and on a side note he’s both creepy and looks greasy! YUK

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  45. burnett044 says:

    yep..

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  46. Perot Conservative says:

    Mexico accepts Steel reqs in USMCA, but wants 5 years before steel reqs enacted.

    5 years is an interesting time frame, just when PDT leaves office. Smells.

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  47. Bert Darrell says:

    I can’t help stating here my wild guess about the handling of the forthcoming senate phase of the impeachment fiasco.

    First, be reminded that sen. Graham recently announced that he would leave the senate judiciary committee chair at the end of 2020, and that sen. Grassley would take it over at that time. Why would Graham disclose that so early?

    I suspect that Graham knows that will be forced to recuse himself from handling the senate impeachment phase because of his gross conflict of interest. I believe that he and sen. McCain took kickbacks from Ukraine. Both McCain and Graham received Ukraine’s state medals from dictator Petro Petroshenko. Why were they awarded? Probably because they were instrumental in procuring the money from the U.S. Treasury in the first place.

    Once Graham recuses, sen. Grassley would most likely be called to handle the impeachment process.

    PS: I am not misspelling the title “senator” when I don’t capitalize it. I am just denoting my disgust for the entire body of corrupt senate crooks by denying them the respect that they have have failed to earn.

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