January 28th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1104

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  1. citizen817 says:

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    • JohnCasper says:

      Who would believe a man who believes the more wars the better ? Does this show character ?

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        To the Deep State the answer to your second question does not matter. To the first question, they would believe anyone who tells them what they want to hear.

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      • Shona Hammonds says:

        Ever noticed most wars are Democrat? Even Bush’s wars were pushed by EX Democrats aka Neo Cons.

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        • Pedro Morales says:

          I am VERY surprised the Uniparty let impeachment get this far. The smart move would have to end it in the House. I don’t think the uniparty is all knowing and all powerful as we once thought. This is illogical. They seem to be going down a road to more witnesses, more fake bombshells, and a vote to remove. If they convince 20 Rep to remove, they risk destroying 1/2 the uniparty. Mitch and the rest will be primaried and removed. They stopped Trump, but they destroyed 1/2 the uniparty in the process. The uniparty has actually done quite well financially under POTUS45. They will be essentially destroying the very uniparty they created. They risk a primary of Teaparty candidates that will change the Rep party and weaken the uniparty.

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    • dallasdan says:

      Collins, Murkowski, Romney, +1 TBD will undermine the President when the vote is taken on additional witnesses. Helen Keller sees it coming. JMO

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      • Dutchman says:

        dallasdan,
        Can Helen also see that witnesses can’t possibly hurt PDJT, but can only bury House Dems case even further?

        I don’t think there will be witnesses, for a variety of reasons. But if there were, it wouldn’t hurt PDJT.

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        • dallasdan says:

          Witnesses’ testimonies are the only remaining means by which the Dems, msm, and RINOs/NeverTrumpers can craft a false and damaging narrative against the President through lies, misrepresentations, and accusations.

          Such negative material would surely be proliferated for 2020 election purposes and, in the worst case, provide cover for securing from the GOP enemies of the President the votes necessary to convict him.

          Helen is not so short-sighted that she does not understand that the Dems are pushing so hard for witnesses so they may damage the President “by any means necessary.”

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          • Dutchman says:

            Does Helen understand that ALL witnesses will be DEPOSED, prior to their testimony, and be subject to cross examination, so no ‘surprises’, they will be under oath, and Team Trump will shred any mischaracterisations?
            Joe and wheres Hunter taking the 5th, or c’mon man attempts to avoid explaining the corruption WILL make great commercials,…for the RNC and Team Trump.

            I repeat, IMHO, I don’t see getting witnesses, but if we do I see it helping PDJT and hurting Dem/rino/nevertrumpers.

            PDJT seems to have an “I’m rubber, your glue. Everything you say/do bounces off of me,…and sticks to YOU.
            I’m not worried.

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            • dilonsfo says:

              If the Senate allows witnesses it will be a big mistake. The constitutional requirements will be forever changed. You can’t just do this once…and the dems are not through doing impeachment against President Trump.

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              • Dutchman says:

                I’m not sure I see the constitutional problem with the Senate allowing witnesses, per se.
                Senate is to TRY, as in TRIAL, the impeachment. Calling witnesses, and subjecting them to cross examinatiin, is a key element of most trials.

                If this blows up badly enough in their face, the Dems may accept this is a counter productive strategy?

                Granted, there ain’t no cure for stupid,…after mueller, and kavanaugh,….in fact every plan they have purchased from the Acme nefarious schemes Co., aka Lawfare, has had the same, predictable outcome.
                And just like wily coyote, they have that same bug-eyed emaciated look, and they keep trying the next scheme, they keep coming back.

                Ain’t no cure,….

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            • stewdog says:

              Dutch,
              Respectfully disagree. there will be witnesses cuz we, republicans don’t fight back. Im sick and tired of all of this. FIGHT BACK!! When this all started Ms Lindsey said this was open and shut, now look where we are at in this game. Im sure Nancy and Chuck are taking very good care of the republicans they need for witnesses. A QPQ by the way. This whole fight is for Senate majority in next election, Trump isn’t going anywhere, they know that. Trump is changing the landscape across the country in the judiciary. That is dangerous to them.

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        • dilonsfo says:

          Yep, an if they are successful in calling witnesses in the Senate after that phony impeachment then get ready for them to come after the Supreme Court Justices and any other conservative justice currently sitting on the bench.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Goes both ways. How about impraching these district court judges issueing Nationwide injunctions, on cases that are ultimately adjudicated against their ruling.
            Obvious cases, like the ‘muslim ban’ case, where its very obvious the POTUS has the,authority to place a Ban on any immigrant, or group of immigrant, for any reason or no reason.
            Impeach ONE, and the rest would shape up. As it is, there is NO negative consequence, for having lots of rulings that are overturned on appeal, especially these Nation wide injunction rulings.

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        • Bigly says:

          Spot on , Dutchman.

          The only problem I see with witnesses is future presidents will be fubarred from due process, but then I will be dead. So bring on the Bolton stooge. Better also bring up the whistleblower – and schiff.

          Dare ya!

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          • Dutchman says:

            PDJT waived Executive priviledge, for all the things Mueller requested, including testimony, IIRC.
            Did that mean that any future POTUS MUST not use Executive Priviledge, with any Special Council?
            Not sure it does.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          Helen can see and is smart enough to know that once the fishing expedition begins McConnell can’t control it and Schumer assumes control of the length of the trial. Every witness and “NEW” document presented WILL spawn a request for more, with Pierre DeFecto and his crew voting for more every step of the way.

          This has nothing to do with the current witnesses and not even the verdict. It is all about creating an endless fishing expedition and publication of harmful talking points, which Pierre and his crew will do to try and derail the President at Convention in August.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Well, Helen IS blind, but even SHE, along with the rest of us, will,…..’see’ what happens!

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          • Tl Howard says:

            It will always be about “one more witness” in order to extend, just as it has now become
            “one more leak” even though there is not one bit of evidence there is truth in the leaks.

            Base on the leaks that began the minute POTUS was elected, this is all so predictable an but I’ll bet even MItch didn’t expect these “we have them in the bag” leaks from the Times.

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      • RobInPA says:

        “+1 TBD” seems to be my turgid POS sen., mr. reasonable gun control himself, “it’s pat” toomey.

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      • stenwin77 says:

        Does Helen see that Bolton can’t say anything due to executive privilege. The 4 RINO senators know this.

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    • luke says:

      I urge all of you to watch the 30 minute video of Pam Bondi explaining the Biden’s role in Ukraine corruption. I have been looking for years something like that you can show people that can potentially be persuaded. It was the top story at Breitbart. It very very powerful.

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      • Dutchman says:

        luke,
        I agree. Many questioned her being on the Defence team, and I had my doubts, as well. Today she fully justified her being there.
        She is NOT just another pretty face.

        I would also point to two particular argument Dersh made;
        Firstly, he said even if the reports of what Bolton says in his book are true, its NOT an impeachable offence.

        And secondly, what politician, while weighing policy decision in the best interests of his constituency, diesn’t also weigh the effect on him, and reelection.

        A powerful argument to make to a jury of Politicians.

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        • dilonsfo says:

          These aren’t just politicians they are a crooks who know they have cushy jobs on the boards of any number of corporations.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Nobody pays any attention to what former Senators do.
            Voters; Do you know where your FORMER Senator is,…NOW?
            Or, “Former Congressmen, WHERE are they NOW?” Would be good articles for local newspapers/TV news stories to run, once every year or so.

            Seriously, without looking, does anyone know what “your” former Congressman is doing, now?
            Would be interesting to see what those 40 R’s who ‘retired’ from Congress in 2018 are doing,…NOW?
            Are they REALLY spending more time with their families?
            We know what Ryan is doing, what about the rest?

            Also, how hard is it, to research their family members, to uncover sweetheart deals like Joe and John (kerry) set up?

            Oh, for an unbiased and inquisitive press!

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      • FPCHmom says:

        Here is a link to the entirety of today’s testimony for anyone who missed it. The link opens up a window that you can scroll ahead in time to whoever you want to watch. It was all great.
        https://www.pscp.tv/w/1OdKrqEQjBkxX

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        • gda53 says:

          Good stuff, thanks for this.

          I understand I missed some great arguments after 5pm, when Fox cut away.

          Will review at leisure.

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        • lotbusyexec says:

          Thank you – planned on listening as I go about my morning.

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          • nimrodman says:

            New York Times has more details and new narrative lines out about the Bolton manuscript, drawing Barr into it and harping on the “authoritarian” angle the Left loves to trumpet. I wonder if NSC / Vindman leaked the entire manuscript out?

            Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says

            The former national security adviser shared his unease with the attorney general, who cited his own worries about the president’s conversations with the leaders of Turkey and China.

            WASHINGTON — John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William P. Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China, according to an unpublished manuscript by Mr. Bolton.

            Mr. Barr responded by pointing to a pair of Justice Department investigations of companies in those countries and said he was worried that Mr. Trump had created the appearance that he had undue influence over what would typically be independent inquiries, according to the manuscript. Backing up his point, Mr. Barr mentioned conversations Mr. Trump had with the leaders, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Xi Jinping of China.

            Mr. Bolton’s account underscores the fact that the unease about Mr. Trump’s seeming embrace of authoritarian leaders, long expressed by experts and his opponents, also existed among some of the senior cabinet officers entrusted by the president to carry out his foreign policy and national security agendas.

            Mr. Bolton recounted his discussion with Mr. Barr in a draft of an unpublished book manuscript that he submitted nearly a month ago to the White House for review. People familiar with the manuscript described its contents on the condition of anonymity.

            The book also contains an account of Mr. Trump telling Mr. Bolton in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations of political rivals, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The matter is at the heart of the articles of impeachment against the president.

            Early Tuesday, the Justice Department’s spokeswoman, Kerri Kupec, posted a statement on Twitter disputing aspects of Mr. Bolton’s account.

            “There was no discussion of ‘personal favors’ or ‘undue influence’ on investigations, nor did Attorney General Barr state that the President’s conversations with foreign leaders was improper,” the statement said. “If this is truly what Mr. Bolton has written, then it seems he is attributing to Attorney General Barr his own current views — views with which Attorney General Barr does not agree

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            • Jack Dempsey says:

              Based on this account,
              any testimony by Bolton would necessarily be followed by a demand for testimony by Barr.
              At best, this would mean at least 2 more rounds of hand-wringing and questioning, with the intended result of inducing voters to think that Trump and every appointee is just 2 steps away from indictment.
              Any politician who says (at this point), “we need more info…” needs their head examined.

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            • stenwin77 says:

              Like giving them “pallets of cash”? Those kinds of favors?

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        • Juniper55 says:

          Also, the Senate (senate dot gov) has video at their website for each day’s proceedings, and the Congressional Record has the transcripts at this link (click on the Senate link for the date in question, then “Trump trial”). https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/browse-by-date

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        • Juniper55 says:

          Here is the Senate link for the floor proceedings. https://www.senate.gov/floor/index.htm

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        • beach lover says:

          She was great. Spoke plainly enough for the Dems in there to understand that the Biden mess was exactly the corruption going on in Ukraine that Trump wanted stopped, before they got anymore of our money!

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  2. Grandma Covfefe says:

    — * USA * 🇺🇸 —-” The Week Of MAGA Truth ‘Bombs’ ” —- 🇺🇸 * USA*—
    Today is Trump KAG Rally! Tues Jan 28th at 7pm ET at Wildwood, NJ
    Whoo Hoo…… Let’s get ready to Par-Tay and Rock Around the USA!

    🦅 KAG while Making America Greater Again
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, his MAGA Team, and all his supporters.
    Lord, keep them all safe in all they do and go daily. In Jesus’ Name we pray…..
    —————–
    🌟 “But I am afflicted and needy; Hasten to me, O God!
    You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay. ” 🌟 -— Psalm 70:5
    ————–—
    *** BIG Praise….Monday Defense Team shredded Dems’ flawed case at Senate illegal impeachment trial…Traitor Bolton is nothing but a ‘shiny object’….
    ***Praise: Dems’… Calling Card “If you can’t beat him, Impeach him”… is boomeranging back on the Dems
    ***Praise: Supreme Court ruling allows President Trump Admin to enforce rule barring Green Cards for migrants using taxpayer-funded social programs–YES!
    ***Praise: GM to invest another $2.2 Billion in Detroit Car Plant
    ***Praise: More than 150,000 signed up to attend Trump KAG Rally in Wildwood, NJ
    ————–
    🙏 Pray:
    — for 24 hr-protection for President Trump & MAGA Team-for protection from viruses
    — Senators not feel any pressure, guilty or threatened to yield to what the House Dems wants them to do..call for witnesses
    — Block the Dems and RINOs from manipulating the the ongoing Senate trial–America is watching you all….
    — for President Trump’s Legal Team to fire up the Trump Truth Torch and scorch the House Dems at Senate illegal impeachment trial
    — for protection for all of Pro-Trump’s WHAdmin/staff, Cabinet members and others working closely with President Trump from ongoing verbal attacks–Stephanie Grisham and Sec Pompeo have been disrespected, verbally attacked & demeaned recently
    — for all new Trump-supporting candidates running for Senate & House’s Seats
    — for more Pro-Trump nominees, esp the immigration judges
    — for families of Kobe Bryant & 13 year old daughter Gianna and other victims of helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA–remains are now being removed 😦
    — for our military in the Middle East and elsewhere—Ps 91:11: “For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.”
    — protection for White House, AF1 Planes, WHMU & Pres Trump’s properties
    — Pres. Candidate Democlowns to continue to fumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, grumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….poof– 17 down 12 to go….POOF!
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, catch voting fraudsters
    — Protection for: USSS, Military, ICE, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP & LEOs’ Horses/dogs
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land, sea
    — for safety for WALLbuilders as they build new WALLS with God’s speed
    — for Mexico to honor their promises to President Trump about invaders/cartels
    — for Mexico to hold their southern border against their own southern invasion
    — for good health–protection against viruses for REAL Americans and Trump Supporters around the World
    — for protection/healing for all American children/youth and our young Landen
    — *🇺🇸* Stay The Course *🇺🇸*

    🦅 “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”
    — (Jan 20, 2017 Inaugural Address)
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —
    👌 —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 👌
    Countdown: 282 more days…. to “4 MORE YEARS” Win
    —————————————————-
    Happening this Week: (Times posted is ET)
    >Tuesday at 1pm -Senate Fake Impeachment trial–7 pm -Trump Rally, NJ—
    ?Announcement on Mid-east Peace Plan?
    >Wednesday USMCA will be signed by President Trump
    >Thursday at 8pm-Trump Rally, Iowa
    >Friday from 9- 11:15 pm Brexit Party in Parliament Square

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  3. Stillwater says:

    ***Today’s WeBuildTheWall / Fisher Industries posts***
    (Previous posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/01/27/january-27th-2020-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1103/comment-page-1/#comment-7784734)

    – – – – – –
    Sunday night update – 1/26/20 – (See link above.)

    – Instagram photos with completed or nearly completed wall on Project 2. Will wait for confirmation from Fisher that the wall is completely finished. (They’ll probably start building the concrete service road next. Not sure what stage of completion the lighting and cameras are at.)

    – Border Report article and video from a tour Tommy Fisher gave to reporters on Jan 15 at Project 2.
    (Includes slideshow with 13 photos.)
    – MSN article: Opposed by many, a privately built border wall in Texas is nearly complete dated Jan 24.
    States Fisher is currently building about 1,000 feet a day and should be complete this week(last week).
    (Includes slideshow with 12 photos.)

    – Google map and another simpler map showing where wall is being built on Project 2.
    – Video where Brian Kolfage shows where government wall is or will be in relation to the actual border in Texas. Also, points out where Project 2 is in relation to the National Butterfly Center.

    – – – – – –
    Monday night update – 1/27/20

    – Brian Kolfage tweet & Foreman Mike video about coronarvirus.

    – CNN article(Jan 20) on Project 2. Mentions the men are working from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
    – TexasMonthly article (Jan 10) on Project 2.

    – Jeff Rainforth slideshow with 4 photos of gaps in the border wall.
    – Video(Jan 9) showing Tommy Fisher explain how the new hydraulics on the CATs work and help to speed up wall placement.

    – – – – – –
    ***Praise: 👍 (11/20/19)… DHS Secretary Chad Wolf & CBP Chief gave a huge endorsement to WeBuildTheWall while visiting Project 1. CBP Chief called it a “Game Changer”. It’s the only time CBP or DHS have ever endorsed a wall builder.
    ***Praise: 🧱 (12/2/19)… Fisher Sand & Gravel was awarded a $400M border wall contract to build 31 miles of wall in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, Arizona.
    (Fisher receives $268M of this $400M project)(Estimated contract completion date is Dec 30, 2020.) (2 days of posts here & here.)
    ***Praise: (12/4/19)… Brian Kolfage & his family were given the opportunity to visit the White House.

    ***Praise: Although the Temporary Restraining Order(s) were in place, Fisher Industries and crews were still able to keep working on some aspects of Project 2 from the Dec. 5th hearing to Dec 12th (off for the holidays), after which they agreed to stop until Jan 4th, the day after the amended TRO expired.
    ***Praise: (Jan 3)… Although Judge Crane extended the TRO for another week, he lifted/removed section 8b from the TRO so that Fisher was able to continue to shave, grade, or cut the riverbank.
    ***Praise: (Jan 9)… Judge Crane lifted/removed the TROs from both the Federal government’s lawsuit (on behalf of the IBWC) and the North American Butterfly Association’s lawsuit (on behalf of Marianna Trevino-Wright’s National Butterfly Center) against Fisher Sand and Gravel Co.
    ***Praise: 🧱 Fisher was able to begin installing bollards on Sunday (Jan 12) and work is progressing well. Looks like the wall itself is nearly completed as of ~ Sunday (Jan 26). (They’ll probably start building the concrete service road next. Not sure what stage of completion the lighting and cameras are at.)

    ***Praise: (Update)… Fisher is taking the lead on Project 2 and is covering most of the money for the wall costing ~$42 million. (Haven’t heard any more about other investors with the exception of WBTW as a minor investor. Not sure what the discrepancy is between 42M and 50M(mentioned by Kolfage); perhaps it’s because Fisher plans to sell Project 2 back to the government for $14M per mile ~ $49M for 3.5mi.; and assuming the distance is shorter ~ $42M for 3mi.)
    ***Praise: 🔍 (Reported on 12/18/19)… Senator Kevin Cramer was able to complete his in-depth review of the USACE’s procurement process and send a letter with his findings and recommendations to President Trump on 12/6/19.
    ***Praise:🇺🇸 (12/22/19)… Brian Kolfage was awarded Patriot of the Year award by Turning Point USA at their Student Action Summit for his work with WBTW in helping to securing our border.
    ***Praise: (Reported on 1/22-23/20)… WBTW gained a major construction equipment company as a corporate sponsor & are looking for more. (See prayer below for specifics.)
    ***Praise: (Jan 22)… Rep. Warren Petersen’s (R-AZ) bill,HB 2084, making it easier to build border wall on private property in Arizona, moved out of the Federal Relations committee with 4-3 vote in favor. Not sure when it will go for a full floor vote.

    🙏 Prayer for the work crews. 🙏
    Heavenly Father, we pray in Jesus’ name:
    – for safety and good weather for the work crews as they work on Project 2; that they would be able to continue uninterrupted (w/ no new TROs) until completion.
    – for Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. as all 3 parties are expected to meet in court again on Wednesday(Feb 5) regarding the ongoing lawsuits; that the lawsuits would be dismissed.
    – that WBTW would be able to find corporate sponsors for Project 3. (They already have a major construction equipment manufacturer and are looking at solar LED security lighting next. They are looking for a manufacture or even a supplier who wants to be involved and help with lighting.)

    – that the DoD IG’s office audit of the $400 million border wall contract which the USACE awarded Fisher Sand & Gravel would show everything is fair and above board; that the swamp in DoD and USACE wouldn’t be able to corrupt the process; & that Fisher would be authorized to proceed with the project as planned.
    – that Rep. Warren Petersen’s (R-AZ) bill,HB 2084, making it easier to build border wall on private property in Arizona would get passed.
    (Jan 22)… Bill passed out of Federal Relations committee with 4-3 vote in favor. The bill will now go to the House Rules Committee (on Jan 27) before a full floor vote.
    – for the bi-national summit with the Mexican IBWC and American politicians that WBTW will be hosting; for open lines of communication/understanding; and that WBTW/Fisher Industries would learn what they need to know to facilitate the sign off and approval of their projects by the Mexican IBWC.

    – for 100% safety/health/guidance/direction for the work crews, security personnel, legal team, CBP, DHS, Army and all involved in Project’s 2, 3, 4, and other projects; and for WBTW/Fisher Industries as they work with private landowners to secure more property to build on
    – that work would go smoothly with continual, innovative improvements in method/process/efficiency and quality of construction; and with transitioning as they scale up capacity(manpower, equipment, etc.) to build larger projects
    – that there would be no outside interference (cartels, IBWC, courts/judges, protesters, swamp, etc.) and that if outside interference takes place that it would only work toward WBTW/Fisher Industries/USA’s benefit (exposing corruption, raising awareness, fundraising, etc.)

    – that Project 2’s wall will prove that WBTW/Fisher Industries can rapidly complete large sections of wall, with a superior build, at the lowest price
    – that this wall would prove that the design is sound and they are able to safely and effectively build it on a large scale in the Rio Grande Valley (Project 2’s “water wall” design is the first border wall that’s ever been built inside the flood plain)
    – that the federal government would provide funding for WBTW/Fisher Industries to build 250 miles on Private Property in Texas

    – that the Government would purchase all of WBTW/Fisher Industries projects so the funds can be rolled into future projects and Fisher Industries will be able to scale up with additional equipment and manpower as needed.
    (This, in addition to ongoing fundraising from public/investors, will allow WBTW/Fisher Industries to continue to self fund projects, build their reputation/resume, while they continue to pursue other avenues which could lead to government contracts down the road.)

    🌟 “The more that a broken system tells you that you’re wrong, the more certain you must be that you must keep pushing ahead. Because it’s the outsiders who change the world and will make a real and lasting difference. Nothing worth doing ever came easy. Treat the word impossible as nothing more than motivation.” ~ President Donald J. Trump 🌟

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    • Stillwater says:

      Tweet with article.

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      • hawkins6 says:

        Stillwater: It’s quite a story or diary of ingenious wall building you are chronicling for history and all of us via your Tweets. Great Job!

        Brian made a great point. But he always does IMO. When you’re trying to prevent an epidemic or pandemic; a horde of migrants wandering around unchecked will not help contain it. Imagine if the coronovirus infected someone in one of the many caravans and then they dispersed a week or so later. The infecting virus incubates in humans for 2 weeks or more I believe before symptoms arise.

        On another topic, I wish Brian and Fisher Industries were more in involved in the wall building that the Army engineers are constructing esp, along the river in Texas where landowners are losing large tracts of property compared to Brian’s and Fisher’s impressive river/wall efforts.

        The following quote from your tweet below was impressive.
        “Tommy Fisher says he’s mostly self-funding the $42 million project in the Rio Grande Valley. Foreman Mike’s an invaluable boots on the ground leader in this project for sure.

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        • Stillwater says:

          Thank you Hawkins6 ~ 🙂

          Good we have Brian and the team on the outside spotlighting the border issues.

          Fisher Industries is or will be directly involved with the government at the USACE was the entity that awarded Fisher the 31 mile wall project in Arizona. Just need to clear that DoD IG audit first.

          Also, I believe WBTW will be working with the federal government on project 3, closing a hole for them.

          I think Tommy Fisher got financing for about half of the $42M. When it’s finished WBTW will have $4M total into it I think. The may be more silent investors but I’ve not sure. Tommy Fisher said he is not going to build any more wall in Texas until the Govt. buys Project 2. So that big beautiful project will be a thorn in the side of the USACE and other builders as more and more people see the difference. Meanwhile Fisher & WBTW will keep popping out little projects. Brian said sometimes WBTW will lead with funding, sometimes Fisher, and sometimes the government.

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    • Stillwater says:

      Foreman Mike: It’s Too Late – 1/27/20
      “Foreman Mike wants you to know about a sick NEW deadly threat that’s come over the border – and it may already be too late to totally stop it.”

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    • Stillwater says:

      The private border wall being built on the Rio Grande – 1/20/20 – (Includes photos.)
      https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/20/politics/border-wall-private-fisher/index.html

      Excerpts (emphasis added):
      – Fisher, an Arizona resident and head of a construction firm, saw an opportunity to help deliver on Trump’s promise by paying for and building a three-mile barrier in Mission, Texas, a city on the US-Mexico border. And as he’s pursued government contracts, he’s also launched into private projects that have both stirred controversy and put the company’s work into full view.
      – Fisher hopes the administration purchases the three miles of wall he constructs and signs the company up to build more miles.
      – Over a span of three hours one morning last week, landowners visited the project, Border Patrol officials cycled through and some 60 men erected dozens of feet of barrier along the riverbank.
      – In Mission, Texas, Fisher found a landowner willing to sell his property. The $40 million private wall currently under construction is located along the river bank on private land. Nearly $2 million was provided by We Build the Wall, a group backing Trump that crowdfunded money for the wall, Fisher said.
      – Clayton Neuhaus, son of the landowner, frequently visits the property to observe the project. He was eager to see the progress last week.
      “This is awesome,” Neuhaus said, giving Fisher a pat on the back. “I’ve never seen this much machinery in my life,” he laughed.
      Other landowners entertaining the idea of selling land to Fisher have also passed through Fisher’s construction site.
      “It’s a beautiful wall,” said Sam Sparks III, who owns 1,200 acres and was touring Fisher’s project. “The concept of it being on the river is imperative, second to none.”

      – Since then, Fisher has been awarded a $400 million border wall contract to “design-build border infrastructure along the southern perimeter of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge” in Arizona by the end of 2020, the Pentagon announced late last year.
      – Lawmakers pushed back against the award, noting Trump’s support of the company and previous proposals that didn’t meet requirements.
      – After requests by lawmakers to review the contract, the Defense Department inspector general said it would initiate an audit of the solicitation and contract award.
      – Fisher says he welcomes the audit. He’s repeatedly argued that he can get the job done faster and cheaper than his competitors. He has dozens of men working from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily to erect three miles of barrier in Mission. A project, that when done, will have taken two months, even after court’s temporary block on construction.

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      • Stillwater says:

        Above article’s photo captions:

        1: The Trump administration is building a border wall with federal funds (left). On right, a private wall being constructed by Fisher Industries is seen near the Rio Grande river.

        2: Border Patrol officials cycle by the barriers and watch as the crews pour in concrete. The wall is not funded by the government.

        3: Dozens of men work between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily to finish the three-mile stretch of private wall.

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    • Stillwater says:

      Tommy Fisher Is Gambling He Can Flip His $42 Million Border Wall to Trump – 1/10/20
      https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/tommy-fisher-border-wall-trump/

      Excerpts (emphasis added):
      – Tommy Fisher will be turning fifty this week, and on Thursday he got the birthday present he wanted: the green light to finish building a wall along the banks of the Rio Grande in South Texas.
      – In court and during a tour of the construction site that he gave Texas Monthly this week, Fisher revealed even more about his plans. Just a month after landing a $400 million government contract for 31 miles of fence in Arizona, Fisher says he’s mostly self-funding the $42 million project in the Rio Grande Valley. He’s gambling that he can then flip the wall, selling it to the Trump administration even though it doesn’t meet federal specifications and the feds have already awarded a contract to build another wall a couple of miles north.
      – Fisher’s grand designs don’t stop there. He believes that once the Trump administration sees how quickly he works—he claims to be able to deliver walls at half the cost and ten times the speed as others—it will hire him to scale up his model along much more of the Texas-Mexico border. He claims to have near agreements with as many as fifty landowners in South Texas.
      – During testimony this week, Fisher said North Dakota-based Fisher Industries makes an average of $700 million in annual revenue. The company has emerged as the most prominent and controversial of the contractors seeking some of the nearly $4 billion Congress has appropriated for wall construction under Trump.

      – The Pentagon’s inspector general announced last month that it is investigating how Fisher secured the $400 million contract in Arizona. The Washington Post reported last May that Trump has repeatedly pushed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award Fisher Industries contracts. Fisher didn’t deny that Trump might have had some influence. “I don’t know President Trump,” Fisher told me. “If he’s seen some of our demonstrations through other senators or Congress, maybe he could say, ‘Hey, these guys claim they can do a mile a day. I want the border secured.’”
      – Fisher says that his wall, located just 35 feet from the edge of the river during normal flow, can withstand major floods and erosion. “No one can outthink God,” he said. “But in the end, we can do a lot with current technology and construction ability to stop the meandering of the river.”
      – His biggest selling point to his potential customer—the Department of Homeland Security—is that his fence is providing security right at the border. He is regrading the banks of the Rio Grande and clearing it of the invasive carrizo cane that can hide immigrants or drug smugglers. He is also installing fiber optics and ground sensors, as well as an all-weather concrete road for the Border Patrol. His wall, he said, is superior to the one planned for two miles away alongside flood-control levees owned by the federal government.
      – “I talked to a few of the Border Patrol agents, and I asked them if they could have anything that they would wish for,” Fisher told me. “They said, ‘border security on the border.’”

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        How does it not meet Federal requirements?

        And is he again not building a wall 30′ tall? Probably one of the ways he puts up his Wall quicker.

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        • WES says:

          Perot:. Well the wall will certainly stop you from sneaking across the Rio Grande from the US side! It at least meets Mexican standards!

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        • Somebody says:

          I noticed their wall isn’t the required 30′ height. I think the CATs they use maybe are built for the 18′ height and those machines are the key to their rapid build.

          Why not a compromise? Erect the 18′ wall and come behind and attach 12′ anti-climb plates. The 18′ bollards would still give the border agents the view they desire. If there is concern about the view in that 12′ space attach cameras and regular intervals, the D’s are always talking about cameras and technology so funding for that should be a piece of cake. 😂

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          • Stillwater says:

            Fisher’s CATs can do both sizes of the standard bollards. They demoed it on their property in Arizona. in March and April of 2019.

            The standard hanger they use can hold 5, 8ft. wide 30′(above ground) bollards for a 40ft. wide section per CAT; or they can hold 7, 8ft. wide 18′(above ground) bollards for a 56ft. wide section per CAT. Although they may reduce the amount if they are on a hill for safety reasons.

            In Texas we have to compare apples to apples. The USACE wall would not work on the edge of the Rio. Fisher’s “water wall” is wider with 5in. space between bollards and not top plate.

            Here’s an older interview where Fisher discusses the pros and cons of 18ft. vs. 30ft. walls.

            “What’s On Your Mind” interviews Tommy Fisher – (13:13) – 11-27-19
            https://www.am1100theflag.com/show-episodes/12793-11-27-19-whats-your-mind-hour-2

            Excerpts:
            30:00 – Well first of all, you’re not going to see any anti-climbing plates that acts as actually a help to get over.
            – Your going to see galvanized bollards like you would see in sign structures and stuff that lasts in the elements.
            – So right away we have coating on our steel that lasts over a hundred years.
            – You’re going to see the roadway, you’re going to see banks cleaned up… but most importantly you’re going to see something built on the border that’s actually functional.

            – Right now, the government hasn’t figured out that they can do that and they’re building 2 miles away from the border so even if they could build, which they can’t… it doesn’t do anything for them. It basically pens in an area that’s 2 miles wide and you have a free zone full of forest… And the problem is if you have agents behind the wall, they can’t even get to the agents in front of the wall that’s trying to find somebody that’s in this country illegally.
            – With our system it’s right on the border, in 2 seconds the boats come, and in 3 seconds the patrol cars come… When they see it it’s just game over.
            – Now with using galvanized, there’s no rust, no dust (Rust on bollards provides traction so it’s easier to climb. Galvanized bollard is slick when wet. No dust with concrete roads.).
            – On the road the animals can get through. We’re a little bit wider(5 inch spacing between bollards)… no different than the water can come to and from(water can flow freely between the bollards).

            Q: Question about using wind and solar to electrify the fence.
            34:08 – It sounds good but every time you put more and more components on something that you want to last for a long time, solar hasn’t been proven for a hundred years how the panels work and stuff, but it all sounds good.
            – I think the difference with our fence is is they’re not going to cut through ours because we made a strategic decision to give the border agents that control the river the access that… there’s just not enough time for you to get past the river and walk up the bank to get to the fence without them being caught with the technology that we already have… the fiber optics that sees and the cameras not different.
            – So there’s big reaction time. The reason why they’re cutting the fence in other areas is the governments chosen to build right at Mexico. So someone standing in Mexico can stand there but if they don’t have access or infrastructure to guard the fence so to speak, then it leaves it open.
            – And so my thing would be is when you made the fence taller at 30 feet, you tried to discourage them to climb but you encouraged them to cut. So when you think about all those different things you gotta find a happy median that works the best for agents and works the best for security. And hopefully that’s what we got. But like I said I’m for all types of energy as long as it’s efficient.

            36:15 – Well, I think in Texas they should give us everything and stop what they’re doing. And we’re faster, cheaper, last 10x as long. We’re more effective because we’re on the border. We stop the eminent domain fight because we get all the private land. We’ve already acquired maybe 40 to 50 miles of private land; we’re working our way to 200 to 300(current figure may be 250 miles). And then when you add the federal land with it, we can do it.
            – I think we’re the only option that will give the president close to what he demanded be done.

            37:57 – Here’s the thing. Any steel can be cut. Anything can be destroyed. So you have to figure out how do you build a security system that works and you have the ability to protect your infrastructure.
            – And that’s what our system is in the Rio Grande Valley. No different. We would build differently on these other 3 states too. And I think once the government sees this.. And I believe Secretary Wolfe has the initiative to do this and sort through what’s going on, that he’ll have a chance to get these things directed in the right way.

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          • Stillwater says:

            As mentioned in the interview above, the anti-climbing plates helps people get over.

            A couple other things I’ve heard mentioned is that not having the anti-climbing plate reduces weight so the foundation doesn’t have to be as deep, which is important near the river. Also, not having the plate makes it more hurricane proof.

            Fisher’s system has seismic detection, day/night camera systems, facial recognition, etc.
            So it’s true that Fisher’s wall does not meet Federal Requirements.
            It exceeds them! 🙂

            Tommy Fisher mentioned that as a result of Project 1, he as already seen the Army Corps has already changed their requirements, adding fiber optic seismic detection. Not sure it that is widespread for all proposed walls yet though.

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            • Stillwater says:

              Oh, and I think the may even have radar, as well though that info only came out in the demos and maybe From Foreman Mike. There are some other goodies they won’t even talk about.

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            • Stillwater says:

              … and motion detectors that activate cameras. And the algorithms for seismic detection can differentiate between humans small or large vehicles, animals, birds, etc.
              And it will automatically notify DHS and CBP when it identifies something.

              Sorry, I keep thinking of more things. Bottom line, they gave the Republicans and Democrats everything they wanted and more. WBTW also has the company the built the Israeli border wall advising them.

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            • Pegm says:

              Anticlimbing plates help them get over???????????

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              • Stillwater says:

                I know.it sounds strange at first. But I think it provides a flat surface for the ladder and especially a flat surface to through throw ones leg over the wall and/or straddle the wall.
                Not having a anti-climbing plate doesn’t make it %100 impenetrable but it slows them down and gives border patrol more time to arrive on the concrete road and intercept them.

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        • Hilton 33 says:

          To tall. They can’t get over it.

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          • Stillwater says:

            Fisher said in the interview that “when you made the fence taller at 30 feet, you tried to discourage them to climb but you encouraged them to cut. So when you think about all those different things you gotta find a happy median that works the best for agents and works the best for security.”

            Then later he said, “Here’s the thing. Any steel can be cut. Anything can be destroyed. So you have to figure out how do you build a security system that works and you have the ability to protect your infrastructure.

            Also, the concrete road gives the impression that BP is always there or can get there quickly so it’s a psychological deterrent.

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    • Stillwater says:

      Slideshow with 4 photos. – Posted 1/27/20.

      Jeff Rainforth Facebook post: Gov’t border wall 3 miles from my hotel in El Paso. Mexican military on the other side by a boundary marker. Funding allocated during the Bush era. The wall ends by a slum neighborhood of Juarez, Mexico. Cartels just have their people walk right around it. Gotta fill those gaps.

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    • Stillwater says:

      BorderReport video which was included in an article I previously posted. Posting the individual video because Tommy Fisher gives a good explanation of how the new hydraulics on the CATs work and help to speed up wall placement.

      Tommy Fisher shows plans for private border wall in South Texas – 1/9/20 – (1:33)
      https://www.kveo.com/video/tommy-fisher-shows-plans-for-private-border-wall-in-south-texas/4232536/

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    • bethabcd says:

      Thank you, Stillwater, for your huge efforts to document the situation at our southern border. It’s amazing how much WBTW/Fisher Industries is getting done! Kudos to Brian Kolfage and his amazing team! Kudos to President Trump for making progress despite unprecedented opposition!

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    Trump Retweet

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    Trump Retweet

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      The House Democrats already had 18 witnesses and PDJT was permitted ZERO. That being said, IF witness will be called PDJT and team should start right off the bat requesting to start/catching up by calling their first 18 and then they can proceed one for one. All is fair in Adam Schiff logic 😉

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  11. rondo123456 says:

    Valerie Sobel

    January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Why?

    Why does the world commemorate the Holocaust on this date given that neither Israel nor the Jewish diaspora, the only preeminent stakeholders with 74 year old tears over the eternally open wound, do so?

    A free date on a UN calendar?

    Not exactly. As with all things commemorated, the chosen date (January 27th) has something to do with those doing the commemorating and a bit less with those who are being commemorated.

    13 Death camps, 356 starvation ghettos and countless forced labour camps in Poland, USSR, the Baltic States, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Hungary were run by the Nazis between 1939 and 1945 to annihilate anyone with 1/16 Jewish bloodline or more. All in the spirit of “Final Solution” first laid out ever-so-tidily in the enlightened head of German composer, Richard Wagner.

    https://www.weeklyblitz.net/news/january-27th-heres-the-rub/

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    • hawkins6 says:

      I know many here are not fans of Bondi but Pam (and Herschman) stepped up big time on this day.

      Everyone before them that dared to spread even a word about Biden corruption has been immediately and viciously attacked by the Dems and their media. ie. John Solomon, DeJenova and Toensing, (where are they?) also Rudy and then P Trump in his phone call.
      Mentioning Biden could be the main political reason POTUS is being impeached and not just the excuse to impeach him.

      The Dem mobs and media attack like hordes of fire ants or Asian hornets when their Biden nest is disturbed. As we learned,several MSM reporters have also been prevented from finishing an article or a series of articles on the Bidens after they made the mistake of following the verboten Biden trail.

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    • trapper says:

      She was killer. All of them were. They ran right at it and left nothing unsaid. Bravo! Hopefully it will embolden and encourage some others in the administration Looking at you, Mr. Barr. Attack Attack Attack!

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    • President Trump is accused of bringing up Biden during the ‘phone call’. No. Never once did our President utter the word Biden or Hunter Biden. The President of Ukraine, himself, briefly mentioned an investigation possibly concerning “Bidens”. No mention from President Trump. Why is President Trump constantly accused of first shooting this arrow when he clearly did not.?

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      • dilonsfo says:

        Well, the news media won’t bring it up, except OANN, and the majority of Republican lawmakers are too stupid or afraid they won’t get air time if they bring it up.

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      • Tseg says:

        Not sure why that transcript exchange that clearly shows PT never mentioned Bidens is not printed on big poster and reviewed in the opening?

        PT’s defense team should be reading the transcript every chance they get.

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      • beach lover says:

        He DID mention Crowdstrike, though.. wonder why they never talk about that?

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Please do not spread misinformation. The President did bring up Biden in the phone call. Just not the way these people portray it.

        When you make a blatantly false argument, you set yourself up to be shot down with the truth. Anybody can waive the transcript in your face and prove you wrong.

        One of the tactics I have noticed over the Obama years is to discredit valid and true arguments by getting some arguers to go too far, prove that arguer to be over the top, and dismiss everyone who says true things that were argued by the one who also said untrue things.

        Indeed, they may actually be the ones who feed the untruths into the system. All they have to do is get us to argue untruth then pounce to discredit.

        Disgusting actually, how much untruth they vomit all over us. Yet one unsanctioned untruth spoken by their opponents allows them to “win”. So we have to be extremely careful.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      What’s does “liberal” have to do with “deep-state conspirator”?

      Besides, Bolton is a “neocon Never-Trumper”, not a “liberal deep-state conspirator”. Even the Straw Man knows that.

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  18. citizen817 says:

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  22. Autonomous Collective says:

    Tonight was a MASSIVE landslide victory for the Trump Defense!

    Sekulow was spot on as usual.

    Pam Bondi NAILED Joe Biden on National Television.

    And Alan Dershowitz gave one of the best speeches of his storied career.

    This case is closed — there is no need for witnesses!

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    • cantcforest says:

      A.C., did any of the defense make the evening news? If a story isn’t favorable to the dimmocommunists, it is immediately covered with BS.

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      • steph_gray says:

        I actually saw it being carried live on ABC while I was in the dentist’s office this afternoon (I no longer have cable, stream everything). Sekulow was speaking but the sound was low.

        Then heard it on news radio – and NOT a conservative station – on the drive home.

        The team was SO good. I never bored for an instant listening to any of them. Hat-tip to Mike Robinson for his dogged attention to Bill of Attainder so all treepers who heard that part were in the know in advance! (Actually I remember it too from back in the day – school was better when I was growing up…sometime in the Pleiostecene era.)

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  25. citizen817 says:

    “I never knew that it would be this vile, that it would be this bad, that it would be this vicious. Nevertheless, I take all these slings and arrows gladly for you.”

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    • hawkins6 says:

      Fox should hire Steve.

      I’m not sure who the woman was (Joy Reid) but I give her credit for not interrupting Steve during duration of the clip at least. It would not be possible on some FNC shows. However, I suspect her follow up wasn’t as polite.

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      • jrapdx says:

        True no interruptions by the “interviewer” but to me she looked kinda overwhelmed by Cortes. She just didn’t know what to say. You could just about see the wheels turning in her head trying to digest his comments but simply wasn’t gaining any traction. Too bad the clip stopped where it did, I bet she stammered for a bit then uttered standard talking points that did little to undermine the credibility of what he asserted.

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    • gabytango says:

      Wow, worth every second of watching!! “This President is a brawler….and the American elected him for this….and that kind of language, we’re not used to hearing this kind of. language out of the Oval Office…..”

      I’m sure the people in charge of this were screaming in this woman’s ear to SHUT this guy down!! lolol! She couldn’t!

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      • steph_gray says:

        I thought it was possible she wanted to but was so flustered she couldn’t remember which button to push.

        Never saw Steve Cortes before – a firecracker indeed!

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  28. Laurie Walker says:

    I sent this video to the president in early 2017. The similaraties are uncanny.

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  29. nimrodman says:

    More climate fraud
    … selling energy tax credits to suckers

    California Couple Charged With $910 Million Alternative Energy Tax Credit Ponzi Scheme
    https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/california-couple-charged-910-million-alternative-energy-tax-credit-ponzi-scheme

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  30. patti says:

    Another Obama Solar Company Burns Out – DC Solar Owners Plead Guilty to Largest Ponzi Scheme in Eastern California History

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/another-obama-solar-company-burns-out-dc-solar-owners-plead-guilty-to-largest-ponzi-scheme-in-eastern-california-history/

    This is not the first solar company that originated during the Obama Administration and benefited from government subsidies in the process. Solar startup Solyndra went bankrupt and swindled the US government out of more than a half a billion dollars as well.

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  31. CTH Fan says:

    One of the things that struck me today watching the Senate trial was how ill the Majority Leader looked. I think he may be coming down with the flu.

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  32. nwtex says:

    https://twitter.com/RyanAFournier/status/1222029174145196032https://twitter.com/RyanAFournier/status/1222029174145196032

    ——

    Don Lemon’s assault accuser says CNN anchor a ‘liar and hypocrite’ with #MeToo coverage
    4 days ago

    Hice told Fox News the alleged “vile, disgusting, lewd and inhumane” attack would be treated much differently if he were a woman.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-don-lemon-assault-accuser-metoo

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  34. Seadoc66 says:

    TIME’S UP! THE VETS ARE COMING!

    TIME’S UP! FAR TOO MANY OF YOU POLITICIANS/BUREAUCRATS/ACADEMICIANS/MEDIA HAVE CROSSED THE LINE! WE OUT HERE IN THE HEARTLAND KNOW THIS IMPEACHMENT SHOW IS NOTHING BUT ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO COVERUP YOUR OWN CORRUPTION. D.J. TRUMP IS OUR PRESIDENT AND YOU ARE NOT GOING TO REPLACE HIM.

    SEEMS THERE IS ONE GROUP YOU SWAMP CREATURES FORGOT ABOUT. YOU FORGOT ABOUT THE 1000’S OF COMBAT VETERANS STILL ALIVE AND FULL OF TOTAL DISDAIN FOR ALL OF YOU. WE ARE COMING TO TEACH EACH OF YOU THAT YOU ARE OUR SERVANTS, NOT OUR LEADERS. SEE YOU SHORTLY, SUGGEST YOU GET READY!

    SOLDIER/COP/GRUNT, RETIRED

    Rape, Pillage,Plunder; America, You’ve Been Had!

    How much more before you stand up to those who have made the following lessons learned facts?

    1. The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American academia.

    2. Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.

    3. The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.

    4. Most of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards.

    5. The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and most especially domestic.

    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

    PS These lessons learned were first presented to a gathering of Americans in 1989. The only positive change to the American political environment since then has been the arrival of one, Donald J. Trump! Since D.J. Trump took office I have added one more lessons learned thanks to the overall behavior of the parties highlighted in lessons learned 1-3 above. Seems approximately 25% of the American population has declared war on the rest of the nation!

    6. After carefully watching the whole of the political class since Donald J. Trump walked down that escalator in Trump Tower to date, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power. (Added 2019)

    7. Want to see what the United States of America will look like if the left takes control of the government? Take your pick, New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the complete package; California. (Added 2019)

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    • Outerlimitsfan says:

      Lol. At rare times The Onion can still put out some funny stuff. “Xi to end his speech asked anyone who thought they may have symptoms of the illness to come forward to be executed”

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  35. A2 says:

    This is interesting but scary in the sense that the UK and Germany are still flirting with Huawei.

    This is a tech site that got access to government data tech outfits like ten cent and baidu to model movements of people from and to Wuhan and other cities and where they went. I’m sorry it’s in Chinese.

    If the government holds such data and still has no effective plan to stop the spread of #ChinaCoronavirus, then I do not want to hear, from the #GreatChinaPayroll politicians in the west about how effective Huawei and it’s giant information scoop will benefit mankind.
    https://m.huxiu.com/article/337086.html

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Something the Chinese learned early and are very adept at exploiting is the court systems in nations where they do business. This especially true in the West where those systems were built assuming allot more trust and ethics than the Chinese possess. They have contracts, which can be fought in the courts, they have export agreements signed by host governments that can be fought in the courts, they have clients (including governments) willing to provide legal support in the courts, et al.

      The Chinese have won court battled here in the US, based on legal licenses.

      There is much more to this than just technology and security. The Chinese will use legal systems that beat all.

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  36. Perot Conservative says:

    Joe diGenova on WMAL with some new nuggets.

    – Yovanovitch was telling the Ukraine to ignore Trump in 2018? (Me – Treason?)
    – Pompeo was worried about the LGBTQ group inside the Department of State? – implications of firing her. (Gay?) Pompeo dragging his feet … part of the Resistance? As the host says, if needed, have our Ambassador to Germany fire her if LGBTQLMNOP is the issue. (Did Hillary make State Dept Lesbian Central?)
    – Atkinsson dirty; played a role in 4 FISA warrants.
    – Joe hammers the poor hiring done by the White House. “Horrendous” personnel moves.Thank you!

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    • citizen817 says:

      I stopped listening to DiGenova.
      He’s always a day late and a dollar short.
      Another card carrying member of the Tic-Toc-Boom Club.
      That, and his way over the top protection of
      Bill “Do Nothing” or “Not declassifying’ Barr.

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    • Kristin DeBacco says:

      For some reason, I, who had a weak spot for DiGenova, do not listen to him any longer. Can’t put my finger on it as I think he has his heart in the right place.

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    • beach lover says:

      May be, but in this tape Joe brings up Atkinsson, and his relationship to Mary McCord and why they are crucial to Schiff’s case. Also the fake WB. This was recorded Monday before the testimony so he didnt get to discuss the testimony except from Saturday.

      Joe D. is still a strong voice of reason in DC. We need him whether he says everything we like or not.

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  37. nimrodman says:

    Obama’s traitorous anti-American and anti-Israel actions have caused the US Military to skip a generation of advanced missiles and instead purchase from the Israelis to replace Hellfires.

    U.S. Army Purchases Israeli Spike NLOS Missiles
    How Obama’s perfidy led to the marriage of an Israeli missile with an American gunship.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/us-army-purchases-israeli-spike-nlos-missiles-ari-lieberman/

    The United States Army announced that it will purchase the Israeli Spike Non-Line-Of-Sight missile (NLOS) for its fleet of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters (and possibly for its MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial platforms) as an interim solution for a missile with greater standoff capabilities.

    The “Non-Line-Of-Sight” is a reference to the Spike’s “over the horizon” capabilities, which enables the missile to engage an enemy target through indirect, standoff positions. This feature, along with the Spike’s range makes the pilot much less vulnerable to air defense systems, including anti-aircraft missiles and anti-aircraft artillery.

    The genesis of the pairing of the Spike NLOS to the AH-64 Apache began in the summer of 2014 during Operation Protective Edge. Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists were firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and trying to infiltrate Israel through a network tunnels originating from Gaza.

    Israel meticulously limited collateral damage by utilizing precision weapons. Among the precision weapons employed by Israel was the Hellfire. Israel’s Hellfire attrition rate was high and so the Israelis turned to the Pentagon and military-to-military channels to resupply their depleted Hellfire stocks. The Pentagon obliged but once Barack Obama caught wind of what was going on, he suspended the transfer of missiles. This was part of the Obama administration’s orchestrated plot to undermine Israel in time of war and exert maximum pressure on the Jewish State to accept a cease fire agreement, with terms dictated by Hamas, Turkey and Qatar.

    … following the campaign, appropriate lessons were drawn. Israel understood that it could not rely on the illogical whims of an unreliable president and decided that it would find a replacement for the Hellfire.

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  38. A2 says:

    The WHO who finally went to the PRC has raised the high alert. Under Dr Margaret Chan, who retired in 2017, this would have been weeks ago. she was the Director of Public Health in Hong Kong for many years, and knew the problems with China repressing information, on many epidemics that originated in China, including SARS.

    Hong Kong served as the frontline of Defense in stopping the spreading of H5N1, HIV, SARS, Antibiotic resistant TB, Hepatitis B, and so on.

    Time to ‘Learn from Hong Kong’.

    CE Carrie Lam, a puppet of Beijing, has now come under fire from the Health Authority Unions of medical workers, that they will strike unless she impose bans on all transport links from China. The most recent identified infection as were many others were from Mainlanders coming into the Hong Kong from the new rapid rail link from China.

    The University of Hong Kong has been modelling, analysing data sent to the WTO about the potential risks. They concluded that an infection rate will double every six days.

    ‘ Medical experts from the University of Hong Kong warned on Monday that governments should implement “draconian measures” to limit the spread of the new Wuhan virus, saying the number of cases is likely to be far higher than reported.

    The dean of the university’s medical school, Gabriel Leung, said his team has estimated that as of Saturday, some 44,000 people in Wuhan alone were likely to have been infected by the new virus.

    Around 25,000 of these were likely to be sick, with the others only in the incubation stage and not yet showing symptoms.

    With the estimated infection figure drastically higher than the mainland’s latest official tally of 2,744 confirmed cases – and infections now reported in around a dozen countries – the HKU experts said a global epidemic could be imminent.

    Leung said to date, the number of people catching the virus is believed to have been doubling every 6 days.

    He said the mainland’s outbreak is expected to peak in Chongqing, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in April or May, and it could subside gradually around June and July.

    Chongqing, Leung said, could be the hardest hit outside Hubei province, because of its strong transport links with Wuhan.

    He urged cities to immediately take what he called “substantial and draconian” measures to limit population mobility.

    As for Hong Kong’s response to the outbreak, Leung said an entry ban on people coming from Hubei province was a good start, but more needs to be done, for example to sustain the SAR’s food supply and its capacity to deal with a major epidemic.

    “The question is not whether or not to do more. The question really is, how can we make sure that it is feasible, implementable and enforceable,” he said.

    The epidemiologist said his team has sent its report to the World Health Organisation and both the central and Hong Kong governments as it may affect their policies.

    Leung also reiterated his apology for having said in public that wearing a mask leaves people unable to speak to each other.

    Wearing a mask himself at a press conference to announce his team’s findings, Leung said he now understands how important the issue is, and he will be more careful with his words from now on.’

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1505090-20200127.htm

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  39. A2 says:

    Finally on my series of posts on the #ChinaCoronavirus I will leave you with this article by a veteran journalist in Wuhan.

    Well worth a read. From my experience 💯 accurate.👇👇

    THE TRUTH ABOUT “DRAMATIC ACTION”
    by Da Shiji (达史纪) | Jan 27, 2020

    Excerpt:

    “ far as I know, trying to contain a city of 11 million people is new to science.” This was how Dr. Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization’s country representative in China, described the situation facing the city of Wuhan when asked late last week for his update on the coronavirus outbreak.

    It was clear from Galea’s remarks that the total containment of Wuhan, the city where I have lived for the past few decades, was not a course of action the WHO had recommended. Nor did the organization have any clear view on whether such an action would prove effective in limiting the spread of the disease. “It has not been tried before as a public health measure,” he said, “so we cannot at this stage say it will or will not work.”

    Read the rest of the article here:

    http://chinamediaproject.org/2020/01/27/dramatic-actions/

    New data from Caixin.
    Wuhan Virus Latest: China Patient Count Surges Past 4,500
    By Matthew Walsh, Flynn Murphy, Han Wei, Lin Jinbing and Dave Yin

    Since December, health authorities in China have been grappling with an outbreak of viral pneumonia that has sickened more than 4,500 people and killed 106 as of Monday.
    The disease is thought to be caused by a previously unknown type of coronavirus that may have first spread to humans from animals at a now-shuttered seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where most of the cases have been diagnosed. Further cases have been confirmed in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Australia, and multiple Asian countries, including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Nepal.

    Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause a variety of ailments, among them the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Most known coronaviruses cause relatively mild cold-like symptoms, but their ability to jump between humans and animals makes them hard to contain. Chinese health officials have confirmed that the new virus can spread between people, but do not believe it to be as serious as SARS or MERS.
    Tuesday Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m.
    https://www.caixinglobal.com/2020-01-27/wuhan-virus-latest-china-reports-second-pneumonia-linked-death-101505300.html

    I will also post this video, from China, a netizen who is isolated, worried about his old parents as they face isolation and FEAR.

    No subtitles, but very sad. perhaps you may have friends who may translate. We need our prayers for the ordinary folks caught up in life threatening circumstances beyond their control, and abandoned by the CCP who only care about themselves, not the people.

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  40. hawkins6 says:

    A2—-“ far as I know, trying to contain a city of 11 million people is new to science.”

    China’s massive pop’n size dwarfs a city like Wuhan with 11 million people but it certainly is still a huge challenge. I guess we’ll all be learning more about this new “bug” as the toll of victims rises. I hope the Chinese can find a way soon to contain the spread. The incubation period of up to 14 days in humans before symptoms are noticeable made many of the body temp checks at the airports etc unreliable so travelers spread it to other countries.

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    • A2 says:

      Yes that is so. Unlike SARS, this is a classic incubation period. And, many asymptomatic carriers.

      It will exponentially expand . Quarantine is one strategy. That must be done. Not perfect as the horse has escaped the barn before the barn door was closed.

      However, nothing replaces Public Health measures, tried and tested. I have seen that. Public Health and prevention control has been downgraded to medical research stars, very good but does not replace on the grassroots implementation.

      We shall see, I have seen videos of Premier Li ( who has been designated head to lead the Coronavirus epidemic) in Wuhan ironically yelling Wuhan , add oil, a term appropriated from Hong Kong Protestors. Weird.

      It is not going well, and the Chinese people are the losers.

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    • Body temp checks at airports are unreliable! You really would think supposedly educated public health care folk would learn from past mistakes. “These data suggest that thermal scanning and health questionnaires at the airports were not effective for detecting pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infections.” This from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2866418/pdf/09-1013_finalR.pdf. Chinese researchers publishing an analysis (in a CDC journal (Emerging Infectious Disease. pages 1578-1581. Han, et al. Lack of airborne transmission of H1N1…. ). This article is heavy reading and this nugget is found at the end of page 3 start of page 4 in a section rarely read “Discussion” (heavy sarc). Considering this is your tax dollars at work, a (Center for Disease Control) journal and no cost for the article, give reading the article a shot (only 4 pages!. Note a little difference between airborne and droplet transmission). So why is China and NIH still doing temp scans? Do something, anything that looks good and if you catch 70-80-90% of infected individuals that is good enough for government work (depending on secondary attack rate, might check the rate for SARS for warm fuzzy feeling, or measles.Up side MERS seems to have a much lower secondary attack rate). On the other hand closing borders really disrupts commerce but then so can a pandemic even if it has a low mortality rate. How bad is it? It could be mild, could be really bad, could be chafe. In about 4 weeks it should be obvious.
      For a little humor, there seems to be a lot of mainstream news organizations with low ratings and excess unproductively employed talent. How about airdropping teams into China? The purported journalists can stay busy doing man-on the street interviews, ratings will go up, and China gets badly needed tourist dollars. A win for all.

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  43. Admin says:

    This needs to be a campaign ad to show Trump voters how the mainstream media continues to view us.

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