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

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  1. Nessie509 says:

    Was Bolton trying to warn the MSM last night after the NYT leak in the morning that President Trump told him he was holding off aid until Ukraine investigated his political opponents?
    The scrawl under the MSNBC evening program said Bolton told NBC News the White House might have made a copy of his book.
    (Of course the FBI would make a copy to return to Bolton because fingerprints are on the copy he gave them to check and approve for National Security Issues).
    Who reviews Bolton’s manuscript at NSC? Lt Col V’s twin brother. Hummmmm?

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    • nimrodman says:

      Dunno about Bolton warning anyone, but I posted on the previous page that NYT has moved beyond that one “leak” about Bolton’s assertion. Now they’ve tied Barr into it and are pushing new narratives about “autocratic leaders” and so on.

      Sounds to me like NSC / Vindman / whoever may have leaked a copy of the entire manuscript, not just that first assertion about PresTrump telling Bolton about withholding aid.

      Because NYT is moving on to more narratives they portray as being in the book. And new characters, like Barr. Sounds like NYT or Bolton are doing their best to dirty up Barr as well as undercut the President.

      I don’t know entirely what to make of it but it’s got my antennae up … or whiskers if I were Suspicious Cat …

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Didn’t the NY Times claim they hadn’t seen the book?

        And yes, the leaker would have made copies.

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      • Did Bolton suggest he wear a wire ? …. oh wait that script already used ..as Yogi Berra said “ deja vue all over again” I bet Bolton’s book will be a flop , anti Trumpers will have read all the “ best bits” in NYTimes /MaggieHaberman serialization and won’t need to buy it and everyone else will ignore it as old news .

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      • mark says:

        Nimrodman, the left keeps poking at the Bagpipe but I hope/think when he turns around they get the wrath of the Grizzly.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          The fact that NYT and dems are trying to dirty up Barr and make a case for recusal speaks volumes…I see worry, concern, fear, hatred, etc. in this Kavenaugh-like ploy.

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      • dwpender says:

        Let’s not forget that numerous persons at the publisher, probably an outside PR firm, and Bolton’s DC law firm had access to the manuscript. One low level obsessed Resistance type is all it would take to funnel it to the NYT.

        Notice how careful the law firm and the publisher were to insist there was nothing classified in the manuscript, while at the same time blaming the leak on the USGovt. They are likely worrying about what their own exposure might be.

        I know the NSC is filled with Resistance operatives, but surely the Vindmans, Ciaramella, etc know their every move is being watched.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Just my opinion, and I certainly COULD be wrong,….
          But. My suspiscious cat’s whiskers sre twitching like mad.

          WHO leaked Candidate DJT’s Tax return, to the NYT, and WHY?

          There is only ONE person who could possibly have done it. And if you know WHO, and WHY, that you can appreciate why the whiskers ate twitching.

          Lets use the new, Trump era ‘rule of thumb’, that with any news story involving PDJT, we need to allow time, for the story to play out.

          I think the Dems have fallen for it, yet AGAIN, myself, but we’ll see,….

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          • Linda K. says:

            Dutchman, who? and why?Don’t be coy.

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            • Ellis says:

              Trump.

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              • Yy4u says:

                Agree with Dutchman.

                We shouldn’t be like NY Times and their useful idiot readers chasing the laser dot like a house cat. Let it play out.

                Most of the time the media are just trying to stampede squishy Republicans like Romney, Collins, Murkowski et al into doing their bidding. It usually works with them though not us.
                Remember how Flake caved in the Kavanaugh inquisition but Trump didn’t and neither did we. Frankly most Repub pols are next to useless. But so long as Trump is in office we are stuck with them because they really are the lessor if two evils representing the Ruling Class.

                Democrats are used to winning and they use the same strategy that slways worked in the paast.. Let the media do their dirty work. Roll the Republican politicians into doing what the Democrats want.

                Recall they did the same thing as this with Pussygate. Mueller Report, Cohen, Manafort (remenber when he was supposed to be implicating POTUS?), Flynn (same), Stormy Daniels and Avanati.

                I am not convinced Bolton will try to damage the president. He is a hawk but a professional. I have seen no indication that he is stupid and he would end his career if he did what the RESISTANCE is trying to goad him into doing. Who would hire such a disloyal advisor.? A Democrat who hates him? A Repub establishment that is dying on the vine?

                We ahould just let go and let God.

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            • Dutchman says:

              O.k., when the NYT got the one front page, of DJT’s tax return, showing he had ‘lost’ 1 billion $’s (years earlier) they WANTED desperately to print it, to further THEIR nareative, that PDJT isn’t the great businessman he purports to be.
              BUT, back then they still had SOME standards, and so wanted to verify it was real, before printing it.

              They couldn’t ask the,source; it had been mailed to them, anonymously.

              There were TWO signatures on it, DJT, and his (at the time of the filing) tax attorney. They felt like they couldn’t ask DJT, so they went to his former tax attorney, showed him the return, and asked him;
              “Is that DJT’s signature”
              “Yes, it,appears genuine.
              “Is that YOUR,signature?”
              “Yes”
              “Is this DOCUMENT authentic?”
              “YES”.

              And so, they went with the story.
              As any attorney will tell you, attorney client priviledge does not end with the attorney client RELATIONSHIP.

              Otherwise, F. Lee Bailey, who was on O.J.’s dream team, and has fallen on hard times, reportedly living in his office over a laundromat, and is no longer O.J.’s lawyer, could write a tell all book “O.J. told me he DID it!” And solve his financial problems.

              In fact, EVEN AFTER THE CLIENT DIES, attorney client priviledge remains.

              Hence, if the NYT’s had thought about it, there is only ONE way the attorney could have answered their questions.
              If his former client had given him PERMISSION.
              Further more, if these idiots did ANY research, they,would have read DJT’s SECOND book; “The art of the COMEBACK”, where the story of this Billion $’s loss is described in the first chapter, and is intrinsic to the theme of the book.

              It was a master troll, they fell for it, and he even trolled Madcow a SECOND time, and SHE fell for it.

              So, not to be coy, but logically it was DONALD J. TRUMP that mailed his tax return to the NYT.

              And so it is possible that, knowing the Dems were desperate for something, ANYTHING to impeach him on, knowing Vindman was a snake and would be privvy to the call, that PDJT made sure to include Burisma and Biden as topics on the call, which were undoubtedly NOT in the,aporoved talking points, and set this whole thing up.

              And, its POSSIBLE that should Bolton testify, he would do to the Dems ‘case’ what,Cohen did for Mueller hearings.

              But, such machinations, even after the fact, are usually not as clearly discernable as this tax return.

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          • dwpender says:

            Is the tax return leaked to the NYT the same one Maddow held up (from 2005 IIRC)? I don’t understand why only ONE person could have leaked it (or at least ordered the leak).

            If the implication of your post is that this leak was on DJT’s orders, I find that hard to believe. Given the posture of the current farcical entertainment laughingly referred to as a “trial,” it would seem an odd time to be leaking adverse fake information in an effort to trap the other side. The leak has certainly forced his defense team — in the middle of their presentation — to scurry.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Read my other post, but no. Two different tax returns.
              And the first to the Times, was NOT adverse to DJT, it was a part of his bio, he wrote a whole book about it.

              Notice the “DJT LOST a BILKION dollars, in ONE year, he’s a PHONEY, and not the great businessman he wants everyone to think he is!” did NOT prevail, and did NOT ‘Cost him the Election’.
              It was a ‘paper loss’, but under the tax law at the time, as a BUSINESS, he could offset any future profits, by applying this “Billion $ loss” on subsequent tax returns, and so avoid paying taxes,ON those profits.

              Further, he coukd buy other businesses, allow the owners to continue running them, like Trump wine. They take the name, they are under the umbrella of Trump companies, and any profits,THEY make, can be offset by his “Billion $ loss”. Brilliant way to market what for most would be a terrible loss.

              In first chapter, he describes when he came out from his tax attorney, being told he has a BILLION $ loss.

              With his wife,at the time, he’s,walking down a sudewalk in NYC. He’s trying to come to grips with the enormity of it.
              “See that guy?” Trump says, pointing to a homeless person.
              “I have to make a BILLION DOLLARS,….JUST to get even with HIM!”
              The idiots opposing him have never even read his FIRST book; they THINK he prides himself on being a dealmaker, and so constantly misjudge him.
              And they certainly haven’t read his second, or they never would have fallen for it.

              But, your responce, “HE would never do this! WHY would he?” is what enabled him to pull it off.
              Oh, and I doubt VERY SERIOUSLY that DJT ‘ordered it done’. I’m pretty sure he addressed and licked the envelope, himself.
              Operational security, as well as personal satisfaction.

              Remember his taxea were in harsh focus by the media; he initially said he might release his tax returns, but then said his lawyers said he couldn’t, cause he was under audit.

              Press said “O.k., not this year, cause your under audit, but how about PREVIOUS years?”
              He said “Well, I have been audited EVERY year, for last 20 years”
              The media had a week of derision of that, even bringing “experts” on, to say such a claim was preposterous.
              Then, he authorised the IRS to confirm that he HAD, in fact been under audit every year for last 20 years.
              Now, for most people, the logical conclusion is that if the IRS has been auditing his tax returns for last 20 years, he is certified as “Clean” by no less an authority than IRS, and there is no need for him to release his forms.
              The billion $ loss is “the REST of the story”, as it explains WHY; every year, he was offsetting his profits, against this loss.

              I am not a tax attorney, so this is my laypersons explanation. I hope it accurately covers the main points.

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      • Bubby says:

        Nim does the NYTs mean favors like gifting 5 Taliban members for a deserter or giving $150 billion including $1.7 billion in cash on pallets to Iran? Favors like that? Good grief must be the NYTs and msm are really worried President Trump won’t get removed by impeachment! But Pierre Delecto is trying his best to help the msm and Democrats get rid of the greatest President since President Reagan perhaps even greater!

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      • Joemama says:

        The NYT articles written by Maggie Haberman are simply lies coordinated with the DNC/deep state coup conspirators. This story will be found to have been completely fabricated in the future, but it is having the intended effect right now – to support the massive push to get the Senate to call witnesses.

        If the Bolton lie doesn’t work, they will fabricate another lie to push in the mockingbird media to try to get Senate witnesses. The ends justifies the means. They are pulling out all the stops. They don’t care if the long term effect will be that nobody will believe any of the MSM after this is over.

        Haberman is not a journalist, she is a cultural marxist/globalist propagandist.

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        • Joemama says:

          Haberman was specifically singled out and given a chance to come clean. She instead has doubled down as an agent of the deep state.

          I would not like to be in her shoes today. She is likely going down in a big way.

          If I am wrong, I’m sure that I will be assassinated, along with my entire family.

          Make no mistake, this is a turning point in history and the deep state is playing for keeps.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        AG Barr’s spokesperson released a statement this morning about these claims attributed to Bolton’s book:

        https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/28/doj-barr-denies-boltons-book-claim-being-worried-a/

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      • bessie2003 says:

        And this quote from Sundance (or at least from a comment here on the Treehouse) given we have dueling storyines: Washington Post – official mouthpiece of the CIA, NYT mouthpiece of the FBI, CNN, mouthpiece of the State Department.

        Wonder if these mouthpiece sources are at play with this whole Bolton thing.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Watch for calls for Barr to testify under oath and then calls for his recusal from all things relating to elections, etc.

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      • Amy2 says:

        More “concerns.” Great. I’m concerned about a lot of things that never happen.

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    • Waymore says:

      I hope the AG is disgusted and appalled by the illegal leak of the Bolton transcript. Under his watch, the lawlessness continues. If illegal leaks are prosecuted and judged by the timing and effect of the leak, than this leaker needs to be arrested now, with high bail.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        It should be just as illegal to receive classified information as it is to leak it. Also while I am typing let me mention these:

        1) Why do we have an NSC?
        2) If we decentralized D.C. this wouldn’t happen as easily.
        3) If we must keep NSC send it to Los Angeles with all the other fake people and pretend wannabes
        5) Why are our spies and other federal government executives allowed to be T.V. commentators and write about their government experience that you and I paid for? Their government time is owned by the tax payers and they should not profit from it at the cost of a currently functioning government.
        6) Journalist should have to be licensed like Doctors or Plumbers (Fiduciary Standard)
        7) I hate, hate, hate Adam Schiff and the lying dems

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        • dwpender says:

          I agree with many of your points, but with #1 particularly.

          The President has a Secretary of Defense, with a capable DIA; a CIA, an FBI, a State Department (however much of a cesspool it may be). There is absolutely NO need for yet another alphabet-soup agency like the NSC. ABOLISH it and get all its personnel out of the White House.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        It should be just as illegal to receive classified information as it is to leak it. Also while I am typing let me mention these:

        1) Why do we have an NSC?
        2) If we decentralized D.C. this wouldn’t happen as easily.
        3) If we must keep NSC send it to Los Angeles with all the other fake people and pretend wannabes
        5) Why are our spies and other federal government executives allowed to be T.V. commentators and write about their government experience that you and I paid for? Their government time is owned by the tax payers and they should not profit from it at the cost of a currently functioning government.
        6) Journalist should have to be licensed like Doctors or Plumbers (Fiduciary Standard)
        7) I hate, hate, hate Adam Schiff and the lying dems

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Of course they made a copy of his book. The final DRAFT of his book has be approved by more than the NSC. Bolton is guilty of a major violation of trust, not necessarily the law, which is the reason for his firing.

      If one moves beyond the NYT articles, current and those sure to come, we see a Bolton who did not get his way and who decided to cash in with a book deal. I admit that I am guilty of being fooled by Bolton as being professional enough to support views that did not align with his own once a course of action was decided. Instead we find a petty hell bent ideologue with absolutely no sense of loyalty (to resign if need be) and absolutely no sense of moral scruples needed for the position of trust he held.

      Hopefully his book is scuttled and he has to return every penny earned.

      Hopefully the President exercises his authority as Commander and Chief by telling the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to rotate all uniformed staff working within the Executive Branch Civilian staff NOW.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Yeah…..people can talk all they want….but how can a person who worked for the President a little over a month ago….already come out with a book?

        Was he writing the book while supposedly doing his job?……
        How did he have time for that if he “was” really doing his job.

        He’s a bum…..just for the fact he was writing a book when he was supposed to be working..

        He probably spent more time in the toilet writing his book than getting to know the President.

        Already Old news…….

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      • Wethal says:

        KT McFarland was on Laura Ingraham last night. McFarland said such a book would have two vettings: one from the NSC for classified information, and one from the White House for executive privilege. The book needs clearance from both to be published.

        And it is submitted electronically; the publisher would not have sent a hard copy.

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      • Issy says:

        The one thing that is glaringly obvious is that Bolton has no integrity. I never agreed with his neocon views that have been proven foreign policy failures, but I thought he was a man of integrity. He’s just another petty vindictive money-grubber who is mad he didn’t get his way.

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      • alonzo1956 says:

        Bolton simply wants to see his name in as many history books as possible. If the cabal wins, Baglicker Bolton looks good historically. If the truth prevails, Baglicker will be on the historical list with people like Benedict Arnold.

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  2. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    Everybody’s talking about the 4 squishy Rep. Senators and their potential vote for witnesses, but who on the Dem side are in conflicted circumstances, contested states etc.? I also wonder if Lt. Col. Sanders, Elizabeth “rabbit’ Warren and Amy Klawbutcher are dreading the thought of witnesses and this travesty of justice going on potentially for weeks thereby sidelining their campaigns. Meanwhile several hundred of a thousand cuts were applied to Joe Biden yesterday (who continues to add self inflicted cuts to himself each day).
    The Dems have a hot mess on their hands. They have a psycho in shifty leading them over the cliff, Nancy wearing this like a millstone around her next and a candidate pool in total disarray.
    The State of the Union is going to be amazing.. After his speech the President should turn and give Nancy a pen…..

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    • Don McAro says:

      Yes a pen while wearing the Generals ring

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    • Guyski says:

      Wonder while they are sitting in the senate, listening to the hearings (Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar) are thinking: ‘If I become president, this is my future.’ 🤔

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      • Garavaglia says:

        It wouldn’t be. As long as you are a puppet for the swamp/uniparty, you will receive Nobel Peace prizes and your “spouse” will get a Grammy or two, be on the cover of every fashion and social justice magazine, and get to appear with a glowing cast on the View ad nauseum.

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        • Pale rider says:

          I wonder, you think those demands were made by Barry when he ran. 1) must have a peace prize 2) Body man 3) big mike must shave 4) prayer rug in every room 5) rev wright private ‘bat phone’

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Warren and Klobuchar would be ‘firsts’ like Zero was. And we all know that we could never _____ the first ____ President. That would be ______ist.

        I am not sure Sanders would work in that role. Jewish by birth, but Dems like to discriminate against Jews nowadays. Of course, that would be part of his defense. How dare you impeach the first…

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      • Guyski:
        NEVER! Remember, Communist Media USA Inc is always, first and foremost, their public relations unit.
        Whenever their fully-owned subsidiary, DNC Inc. is in power, they operate like State media, and work right out of the West Wing.
        When DNC Inc. is out of power, they operate like Opposition media.
        In the first case, they cover the news in a high-minded fashion, avoiding petty controversies, treating DNC Inc. as statesmen and produce admiring stories, avoiding petty controversies However, they treat their adversaries like rank politicians who operate with strictly political motives in all they do.
        When they operate as Opposition media, they fear-monger, and pound away obsessively about minute crumbs of controversies, hoping to engulf and paralyze the Republican administration. THIS IS WHAT GOOD PR FIRMS DO!
        Communist Media USA Inc. must be dismantled by our tax code, in that they operate as public relations firms, with in-house talent scouts, in-house news department, in-house polling units. They thus first slant the news in lop-sided, saturation coverage, then run a quick poll showing lop-sided Dem advantage (per lop-sided coverage), then publish lop-sided results to be used as cudgels against Republican officeholders to force them to back away from their positions and remain in their box, then support Dem candidates by obsessively pounding away at the Republican positions, all to the great advantage of their clients from DNC Inc.
        It is an utter racket that imperils our civic life, and left unchecked, will bring us to the brink of civil war!
        WARNING: FOR THE LAST 10-15 YEARS, A DANGEROUS BALANCE OF POWER ADVANTAGE HAS ACCRUED TO PROGRESSIVE POWER CENTERS, I.E. MEDIA OUTLETS, ENVIRONMENTAL ORGS PLUS A FULL ARMY OF NON-PROFIT ORGS OPERATING LIKE MONEY-LAUNDERERS ALL OF WHICH NOW ENDANGER OUR VERY CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATION. THIS POWER ADVANTAGE IS LIKELY TO DIMINISH IN THE NEAR-FUTURE. THESE GROUPS KNOW THEIR TIME IS NOW OR NEVER!!!!!!!

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    • Chimpy says:

      And the funny thing about those Dem Senators that are not currently on the campaign trail in Iowa…

      It’s not like their vote in the impeachment trial is up in the air…

      We ALL know how they will vote. And they know that we know.

      Yet, there they sit. LOL.

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      • Garavaglia says:

        Half of my family will just vote for whatever puppet they stick on the voting page, as long as it’s not Trump. That’s just reality..so they really aren’t losing any votes. Maybe the individuals are, but the party isn’t. As a matter of fact, it’s probably helping them because (a) the less these idiots are seen in public the less the public can see how dumb they are and (b) their base is getting exactly what they want. They don’t care about law, ethics, morality, anything. They want to destroy us. This is our chance folks. our chance to REALLY be heard. We may not get another chance like this, at least in this lifetime. They have mistaken our restraint for weakness. Let’s not prove them right.

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    • gabytango says:

      Oh, what I would give to see that last sentence happen at the SOTU, IJS!

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    • Linda K. says:

      If Trump is aquitted before the State of the Union, or, we hear something of Nancy’s son Paul and his job in the Ukraine, it will be fun to watch her face as she sits behind POTUS and he gives his speech.

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    • Ellis says:

      Witnesses may not be a bad thing. The democrats are not going to just get Bolton. The Bidens, Schiff, the whistleblower, and maybe more would all be part of the deal.

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  3. MVW says:

    After Pam Bondi gave her ‘Where’s Hunter now?’ slice & dice presentation, there is no need to call him as a witness, the Dems will have to do that just to try to put a tourniquet on Joe’s campaign’s mortal wound.

    At this rate Crazy Bernie won’t need to campaign in Iowa.

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  4. MILupper says:

    Christine Balsey Bolton

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  5. thedoc00 says:

    While it seems to be publicly “the right thing to do”, has anybody seen that the Chinese Markets all remain closed during the current market swings attributed to the flu virus,

    Notice public release of virus story, from China, was so well timed “coincidentally”:
    In time for start of President’s defense.
    In time for a major Chinese holiday, with allot of travelers in China, internationally, etc.
    Aligned with illegal Chinese immigration stories.
    Aligned with signing of the Phase-I trade deal.
    Aligned with announcements of Chinese economic output taking a major dip in 2019.

    For such a “healthy”, high-tech nation, I find this interesting that a flu outbreak would also have such an impact on the operation of their “sophisticated” market systems.

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    • Chuck says:

      The virus dujour for 2020. Conveniently timed to take your eyes off of something else.
      Plus you can watch for legislation from the House to commit funds to fighting this.

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      • cow wow says:

        The Harvey Weinstein trial happening inCali right now…daily mail had an article this morning with hilldawg saying she could run and beat our Pres.

        Convenient?
        Im not going to link to the article cause I’m steaming mad at DM for not having any coverage yesterday of our team disputing and debunking all the insipid dems garbage, after covering ad nauseum all the imp-mgrs every word…

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    • annieoakley says:

      They are still considered an emerging nation when it comes “climate change’. China contues to build new coal fired power plants all over the country. They aren’t required, by St. Greta or the Davos cabal to put any ‘scrubbers’ on the stacks either. China doesn’t follow the ‘rules’ in any way.

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  6. Guyski says:

    So that Bolton ‘manuscript’ was ‘delivered’ to NSC on December 30, 2019. Shouldn’t the delivery date itself raise questions? December 30?

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  7. beach lover says:

    I look forward to the Presidents team wrapping this all up, and not only pointing out the horrible unconstitutional way Schiff and Pelosi has handled this, but also why witnesses are not going to be a part of this impeachment process at this point. Even IF what is SAID by Bolton or whoever now comes forward, it is not an IMPEACHABLE offense. For one minute give them, Bolton thought Trump was asking what is reported… SO WHAT? Would you impeach a president for THAT?

    If we start impeachment proceedings everytime someone thinks policy discussions are not up to their ideals, and leak it… we have lost any hope for our country.. and our elections are worthless.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Lindsey Sham wants to see “The Manuscript” (in quotes because I think it makes a great movie title). Mitt RINO wants to hear from “Witnesses To The Crime” (ditto). And Susan Collins wants to be “An Impartial Juror” (on a roll here, if I don’t say so myself).

      Dunno. Part of me thinks: the more this drags out, the more we hear about Where’s Hunter(?), and the subsequent random (and hilarious) pleas from Doddering Joe that he “didn’t do anything Wrong, but Orange Man Bad”. And, of course, we need to hear from Pencil Neck and Misko (but mostly Misko, really). And maybe we can start throwing in a little Alexandra Chalupa in the mix. Then the defense can demand that the two Ukrainians that couldn’t get visas fly in to testify ’round about early March. You know, put a little cherry on that sundae.

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      • steph_gray says:

        Please don’t forget CIArmarella!

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        • Issy says:

          He’s the witness I would want. We already know about Quid Pro Joe. We need the man and his association to the intel committee. That’s what started this mess.

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          • Garavaglia says:

            Can’t happen. What known connection does he have to any of this? (We all know it’s him..but no acknowledgement from those in power, including Republicans…which, if that doesn’t peak your curiosity..well). Without whistleblower identity being “known” the uniparty will protect him. And if not..plead the 5th all day long.

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            • Issy says:

              I find it extraordinary that the person who was used in this obvious set-up cannot be identified or questioned. His coordination with the intel committee is all the more reason to demand he be identified and questioned. Let him take the 5th. Some questions could reveal his motives, and those of Schiff’s staff.

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      • Bogeyfree says:

        This is why IMO PT’s lawyers must introduce EVIDENCE such as the Rudy Ukraine documents and also the requested documents and communications from Lindsey to Pompeo on all communications by Biden and the prior administration back in 2016.

        PT IMO you need to declassify something that will show Americans that this entire thing was ALWAYS a planned coup.

        Do not assume because you have not committed a crime that these Senators will do the honorable and right thing.

        That went out the window years ago.

        You are a risk to them because you can expose their corruption. If you are ousted NOTHING will ever get exposed and it will be all for not.

        Use this trial to get the truth out with hard, undeniable evidence.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      If they vote to impeach, the details are irrelevant. Just the way it works. You are thinking logically..this whole damned thing is illogical. Up is down.blah blah blah. I have said it here before.but you don’t have to commit a crime to be convicted of one. Do you really think these senators care if the charges rise to the level of impeachment or not? Hell no they don’t care. They want his ass gone and his family in shackles or worse. Me and you aren’t too far off either.

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    • madeline says:

      PDT should turn this around and decide he wants Bolton to testify so we all can know why he was fired.

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    • Amy2 says:

      At worst Bolton would come off just like Vindman. The president should have listened to me. Truly an impeachable offense. /sarc

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  8. Bigly says:

    2 resources that I find interesting:

    Cruz is releasing a podcast named verdict every evening after each day of testimony. Historic to have a juror relay what he sees in the chanber.

    Also, I still think Rudy is key if he could get some traction – his evidence with Pam Bundi defense should gain momentum in a sane world

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      To that point…….

      Where is the Rudy Ukraine evidence that he gave Pompeo months ago and why hasn’t that been entered into the trial as evidence yet?

      And where are the documents that Lindsey requested from Pompeo back in Nov asking for all communications from Biden & the prior administration and Ukraine back in 2016 and why hasn’t any of this been entered into the trial as evidence?

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  9. Troublemaker10 says:

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  10. Robert Meldrum says:

    Why aren’t most Americans more concerned about the Wuhan coronavirus? Never in human history has there been a quarantine of this size. 56 million people??? California is 40 million people! I think Nina is dramatically under reporting the numbers of infected and dead. This could be incredibly bad worldwide.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      because this could be a Geopolitical Hoax…Japan has 2020 Olympics and 45 has trade and peace deals pending!

      Communist China and Globalists can never be trusted. The regular flu kills more.

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      • Factor in that world travel and tourism account for more business receipts than any other activity, and the fact that GDP and employment figures are a major talking point for President Trump.
        Dem Brain Trust is always about cataclysms that favor them. A worldwide depression should suit them just fine!
        Every single day our lives are turning more Sci-fi and by the minute.

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    • booger71 says:

      “This could be incredibly bad worldwide.”

      Or not.

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      • G. Alistar says:

        I don’t know…..something that all of the medical and scientific experts are saying. Most assessments are based on the hundreds of cases in China (trustworthy???). We don’t know how fast the corona virus spreads, how lethal or severe it is (100 deaths out of 5000 cases) mostly elderly and unhealthy. Also, how does it actually spread in this age of global travel, is the virus modifying, …and other numerous unknowns. CDC/HSH/NIH, and Sec/Health all say the spread and danger in the USA is low and are taking preventive actions and importantly, the stock market is recovering. Medical / scientific experts and investors always know more than the media lets the public know and they especially know more than me.

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    • Joemama says:

      Surprisingly, the coronavirus has had the effect of shutting down the protests in Hong Kong. /s

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  11. Clip from fnc re cnn about Deplorables. Worth watching the Don Lemon clip to once again be reminded of one of the reasons DJT was elected in 2016, what’s at stake in 2020, and what happens daily in the media-democrat empire.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-don-lemon-wajahat-ali-rick-wilson

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  12. L4grasshopper says:

    Count me mildly surprised that Trump’s legal team did not wrap it up yesterday.

    Will be more than surprised if they don’t finish today. What’s really left to say with respect to destroying the 2 lame Articles?

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  13. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Jimmy R says:

      The Palestinians aren’t interested in peace. Netanyahu has pointed out for years that there will be no peace until the Palestinians decide it’s okay for Jews and Israel to exist. I don’t see how the excellence of the plan or the number of countries sulporting it, or Trump’s skill as a negotiator can change that. I hope to be surprised.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        I think Golda Meir actually provided a better summary, essentially saying, that there will be peace when Palestinian parents start to love their children more than care about sending them off to get killed attacking Jews.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Do the Palestinians still get paid for sending their children off to go boom?

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          • annieoakley says:

            I am sure they do. But palestine was never a country and ME is still defined by tribes. BTW, Islam is claiming the American Indian Tribes are Muslims and that the Tribes had Mosques before Europeans arrived.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Just take all aide away from the Palestinians…..done…finished…

        You want money…..Peace…..
        No Peace….No money…….easy peasy…..

        What do they make?….What do they manufacture?

        Olives….all other initiatives are accomplished thru aide from other countries

        The majority of their employment comes from working “in Israel”

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      • rmramerica says:

        No, I disagree. The Palestinian people do, the Palestinian leaders do not. What is unique, here for the first time, a President is negotiating in public, directly to the people of Palestine. Not the leaders in some back room away from public view. The proposal will probably be heavily laden with financial incentives that the people desperately need. Trump is playing the people of Palestine against the leaders and leveraging the public view to change minds locally and force the leadership to negotiate in good faith. Why not? Nothing has worked to date and now people all over the world will see for themselves if Palestinians are sincere for a peace deal or are just looking for another reason to riot.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          After the Clinton peace failure to get Arrafat to accept 97% of what he claimed to want, there were a lot of reports of Palestinians who wanted peace. The PA responded with a terror campaign.

          Now such desires are ‘sympathizing’ with the enemy. Punished by both Hamas and the PA. Traitorous.

          No matter how much people hate their Tyrants, it is incredibly hard to get them to stand up and defy those Tyrants. Amazing actually when they do.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          100 likes. Thank you. Many uninformed think that the PLO and Palestinian Leaded represent the People…..they absolutely do NOT. Reuiters has conducted decades of polls which consistently indicate that the majority >50% of the Palestinians actually prefer a one state solution under Israel. Why??? Jobs, schools, peace, rule of law, medical attention, freedom, a chance for a civilized future. On the other hand, under the PLO thugs what do they have to look forward to? War, death, rockets from the likes of Hamas, Hezbollah and Iranian terror actors, corrupt leaders who steal foreign aid… I.e., no jobs, no future and no hope.

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          • nimrodman says:

            As far as “stealing foreign aid”, this articulate gentleman has similar things to say about African corruption:

            “European Africanists have come, ever since the 1940s, from that “self-righteous, one-track-minded and intolerant left … The black man has suffered so much, they claim, that the West must cut him some slack and tolerate his inadequacies and misbehavior.

            “Since independence, it led to covering up the misconduct of the African elites, for whom accusing the West became an easy copout. African leaders don’t even need to question themselves – they are automatically absolved by incriminating the West.

            “Being a leader in Africa is a gravy train, the most comfortable job around”, he mocks.

            African elites, being accountable to no one, betrayed their masses. Their mediocrity reflects now in the desperation of their youths who die trying to cross the Sahara and the Mediterranean.

            https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/im-saddened-white-mans-emasculation-raymond-ibrahim

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      • joshashland says:

        Can’t do anything with people who won’t even come to the phone!

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    • Joemama says:

      Wow, Scott Adams is an optimist. One would probably not have guessed, given his cartoon series.

      Well, for what it is worth, I am with Scott on this one. I think PDJT is going to finally bring peace to Jerusalem/”Palestine”.

      I will pray for this to transpire.

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  14. nimrodman says:

    Some news on the military front …. snicker …

    Macron Sends Defence Chief to U.S. to Beg Trump to Keep Troops in Africa
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/01/26/macron-sends-defence-chief-to-u-s-to-beg-trump-to-keep-troops-in-africa/

    The United States has been a key ally for France’s 4,500-member Barkhane operation, providing intelligence and surveillance via drones as well as in-flight refuelling and logistical transport, at a cost of $45 million a year.

    “The American commitment to the region is essential because they provide critical capabilities, some of which cannot be replaced,” an official in the French presidency told AFP this week.

    But President Donald Trump insists the U.S. must focus on containing Russia and China, with Africa seen as less of a direct threat — and one that should be left to France and the European Union.

    “I want to make sure, as we look at counterterrorism, that I first and foremost am addressing threats to the homeland,” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told journalists this week.

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  15. decisiontime16 says:

    ‘Peachment’..this is what the voters think

    More than 175,000 tickets have been requested for tomorrow’s President Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey. This is a record for any President Trump Rally, anywhere.

    Read More: Lara Trump: 175,000 Ticket RSVPs for Trump Rally in Wildwood | https://wpgtalkradio.com/lara-trump-175000-ticket-rsvps-for-trump-rally-in-wildwood/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

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  16. Dora says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi Jr. Oil Company Employed Russians To Influence Politicians

    Employee From Moscow ‘Cultivated network of prominent contacts including politicians’

    https://nationalfile.com/exclusive-pelosi-jr-oil-company-employed-russians-to-influence-politicians/

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  17. Reserved55 says:

    5 tweets and link to Powerline

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  18. The Boss says:

    Meanwhile, I heard that Crooked feels an “urge to run”. God have mercy on us.

    Liked by 3 people

    • wildsailor2018 says:

      She will just lose for the third time…once against Obama, and twice against Trump. I know it is her ‘birthright’ to be the first woman POTUS and all, but one more loss and she should be done for good unless they prop her up in a chair somewhere with a constant IV drip.

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    • cow wow says:

      Boss, convenient that corona, Kobe, peach are all happening to trial of Harvey Weinstein in Cali…and she sticks her head out as the voice of reason-wish SD would do a Weinstein thread!!!

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    • Joemama says:

      God, please have mercy on Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. It seems clear that they are unrepentant sinners of the first order.

      Please, Lord, help them to understand the error of their ways and help them to make recompense to those that they have harmed during their short stay on this planet.

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  19. jim says:

    As mentioned above, Ted Cruz is giving a nightly inside baseball podcast concerning the impeachment trial. It has already zoomed to #1.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/verdict-with-ted-cruz/id1495601614

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  20. Mark W says:

    Is Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan CEO) engineering a stock market collapse to oust President Trump, and to kill the populist uprising?
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/is-jamie-dimon-jpmorgan-ceo-engineering-a-stock-market-collapse-to-oust-president-trump-and-to-kill-the-populist-uprising-2/

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  21. I’ve avoided watching this impeachment thing. Why court acid reflux? The formulation to my mind has always been what sort of rope bridge the Uniparty-Blue Wing will fashion to transport a critical mass of the Rino wing over the treacherous MAGA ravine. The Red-Blue televised divide is a powerful trope that the fake duopolists (really Quigley monopolists) are loath to violate. Thus the frantic kabuki to keep Republican partisan virginity intact.

    As I’ve postulated before, it’ll be an 11th hour stink bomb that takes full advantage of elapsing time and forestalls lengthy deliberation.

    Alexander, Collins, Murkowski and Romney (and others) are eager to make that journey. They’re even standing by to rend their breasts for TV over the agony of it all. Come on Shifty, take us to the bridge! Clearly Schiff needs reinforcements.

    And so the 11th hour arrives…

    Fortuitously, PNAC-signatory John Bolton has a book in the works which, equally fortuitously, the NYT just obtained a draft copy of. Whew! Don’t you just love when a chief architect of 20 years of global carnage and multi-trillion-dollar Pentagon black holes arrives just in time to play moral arbiter?

    Had Trump not turned Bolton’s Iran-bound planes around mid-air we’d already be in the thick of the ME theater of WW3. So Bolton has abundant reason to draw his dagger. Trump presents a bedeviling obstacle to the resumption of permawar.

    The System is hellbent on restoring the Oval Office to seat-warmer status. This tricky interlude of a contrarian POTUS in possession of ideas all his own, often at odds with the War-Extortion-Economy model, well, it’s been a bitch. Trump is a life-long executive. The trouble is, he inhabits an Executive Branch that has been largely neutered of its executive prerogatives. Just please don’t tell James Madison.

    Finally, as Americans truly relish being lied to, it bears repeating another overlooked bait-and-switch of similar cast: the mythos of JFK staring down Khrushchev with the latter blinking during the Cuban Missile Crisis has been debunked in academic circles for years. In truth, there was a secret quid pro quo wherein Kennedy agreed to remove the Pentagon’s Jupiter nuclear missiles from Iran and Turkey. (What subsequent POTUS authorized nukes to Incirlick base in Turkey? No one seems to know exactly. Likely it was another ‘non-Presidential’ decision.)

    A few months after the crisis was defused, JFK was enraged to discover his directive had been completely ignored and that the missiles hadn’t budged. This prompted a meeting with Natl Security Chief McGeorge Bundy, who in so many words told JFK there were some military decisions that were simply above his pay-grade.

    A President’s control of the military is perfunctory at best. Hence the operational preference for seat-warmers who exude (as opposed to possess) gravitas and an air of authority.

    The NYC/London Bankers’ petrodollar pays for the US military. This is another way of saying that, just as the USD has been stripped of its national features (as world reserve currency) and conscripted into international service, a similar divergence has co-opted the US military. In the oddest way, America is one of the most bereft nations on earth. Nothing much jumps to our democratic aspirations anymore.

    This helps explain Mad Dog Mattis’ recent consternation that the military should be dispatched to help defend the nation’s southern border.

    You’d think Mad Dog had been asked to perform latrine duty. In reality, the $700 billion Pentagon budget is not permitted to graze an explicit national priority. You see, there’s an Empire that sits on top of this nation. The Empire’s business presides. These transnational assholes happen to roost atop our country. We’re sort of hostages. That’s why Trump’s direct addressing of the American people is not unlike a puddle encountering a dry sponge. We haven’t been consulted about our nation for a long time. It’s dangerously refreshing –to the interests of the globalist PTB who prefer keeping us ‘parched’ with Rusha Rusha propaganda and permanently enlisted to an Empire agenda.

    This also offers further explanation as to why Trump’s revitalizing of self-determination via populism is being discouraged via in extremis crowd-control labels such as fascism or white supremacism. How they plan to demonize Black White Supremacism will be interesting indeed. (The last few polls I’ve seen show 1/3 of African-Americans approving of Trump’s job performance.)

    Hopefully Bolton can get America back onto an unimpeded war footing. Who’ll stand in his way? Tulsi? She’s been TDSed. JFK sorta got TDSed too, as did Nixon. Hell, Iran Contra TDSed Reagan too.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/the-real-cuban-missile-crisis/309190/?fbclid=IwAR3nb_ApG8VJR3pxYLnov_oyVYgUeOk16CpuKIdaHJE1jIMneSKknLawf9w

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  22. youme says:

    Ok Barr, now get to work….

    JANUARY 28, 2020: IG Report Proves Obama Administration Spied On Trump Campaign Big Time
    The IG report established that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign, and the spying was much worse than previously thought.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/28/ig-report-proves-obama-administration-spied-on-trump-campaign-big-time/

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      But, but I thought Wray said it was all just policy a procedure issues…………..

      And who has been one of Wray’s biggest supporters???

      IMO pretty much all you need to know.

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      • Issy says:

        Certainly, it is concerning about Barr, but maybe he is just trying to keep the fbi from completely collapsing. I was expecting his mission from the start was to preserve the institutions. What is not acceptable, is allowing these people to skate from accountability.

        The problem is the doj/fbi has done an excellent job of insulating themselves from committing crimes. They have rules and procedures that if broken are handled “In House” by the OPR. They have to have an actual statute that was broken to indict, and we have seen they are reluctant to prosecute their own. Until this changes, we do not accept their version of justice, and therefore the institution is a sham.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Don’t worry. They will promulgate rules that allow them to spy with ‘proper predication’. Problem fixed.

      Anyone who didn’t see that coming when Barr used that phrase needs to clean their glasses.

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  23. Bogeyfree says:

    You got to hand it to PT, he sure has shown all of us, who the traitors and fraudsters are within this country.

    Even those who many thought were honorable with integrity are now showing their true colors and intents.

    What PT has exposed is that our government is literally filled with evil doers, those who hate this country and everything it was founded on and will do anything to take it and us down.

    God bless PT for having the courage to expose just how corrupt, how evil and how cancerous our government truly has become.

    It is now up to us to take back our government and uphold the Constitution as our forefathers intended.

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    • Issy says:

      I don’t know that it is hate for the country so much as the love of power to have their way and enrich themselves through corruption. They are most certainly evil.

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  24. Reserved55 says:

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    • who is the burrell ives replica again?? isn’t he a bushie?
      who cares what haji thinks.

      I wouldn’t know a thing about cnn if it weren’t for fox and twitter.
      STOP the remarketing of a failure and MAKE them earn their keep.
      FCC make cable a menu driven service, screw ‘packages’!
      GIVE US MUNICIPAL WIFI!

      why should we have to cut ourselves off from communication to avoid rogue news and privacy invasion!

      ROKU & RICO. we CAN fix this.

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  25. Bogeyfree says:

    If I had one recommendation to PT it would be………..

    The SECOND you are acquitted in the Senate, declassify SOMETHING of substance that will prove to the American people that ALL of THIS was done as a coup to take down a sitting President and to hide their sins.

    Because if you don’t within 30 days, IMO they will begin another investigation and then any move the President makes, they will cry and use the media to scream obstruction.

    So the SECOND this trial ends, DECLASSIFY something or consider announcing an immediate investigation into Ukraine and American corruption/money laundering.

    It is time to go on the offensive!

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    • Kristin DeBacco says:

      In my opinion they are learning the ropes at this moment for a new impeachment and this time they will do it by the rules of our constitution. Just to eat up all the time of our President’s administration. They will of course add more articles. They will not stop. even his breathing will become impeachable.

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    • burginthorn says:

      Too late. They cannot stop what is coming.

      Liked by 1 person

    • gabytango says:

      ….and make it a once-per-month event to keep those evil hounds at bay!

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    • CM-TX says:

      Of those paying attention, there’s a common sentiment noticeably rising daily in the various comment threads out there.

      This pretty much sums up what I mean:

      Just sayin’… so don’t shoot the messenger! 🙂)

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      • Bogeyfree says:

        I agree…

        I think PT is too trusting of Barr.

        Test him and order the scope memos be immediately declassified and shared publicly with all Americans as a starter and see what blow back you get.

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  26. Reserved55 says:

    “Indicted celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti looks to be in dire shape if recent allegations regarding his Google search history are true.

    According to a recent motion letter filed in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Avenatti cast about for information on “Nike put options” and “insider trading” on March 10, 2019–mere weeks before he was indicted on white collar crimes related to an alleged extortion plot that prosecutors say was aimed at the Nike apparel company.”

    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/new-allegations-from-internet-search-history-look-very-bad-for-michael-avenatti/amp/

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  27. Git-R-Done says:

    Alexander Vindman (Lt Col to us peons) was assigned to the National Security Council in July 2018, roughly four months after John Bolton became the NSA. Bolton has been in on the coup from the beginning the way I see it. His departure from the administration just prior to impeachment hearings and this book were all part of the deep state plan. He should be charged with TREASON.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Vindman

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  28. TwoLaine says:

    How dumb is this survey question?

    “The New York Times reports that former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book details how Bolton was concerned by President Trump’s apparent affinity for authoritarian rulers, such as those of China and Turkey. Would you say Trump is too friendly with authoritarian rulers?

    Yes, absolutely
    Maybe to some extent
    No, not at all
    No opinion / Other”

    BTW, WHO CARES?!!!!!!!!

    They would criticize him if he didn’t try to work with or get along with these people to accomplish world peace. Such IDIOTS! Dumb as rocks.

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    • cplogics says:

      Meanwhile a very cursory view of the Obama Adm. shows “the One” shucking and jiving all over the globe bowing and scraping to every despot he could find.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Also why would PDJT tell his National Security Adviser to WITHHOLD Ukraine funds? Bolton wouldn’t have anything to do with the checkbook. His job is to advise the president on national security.

      You wouldn’t tell your doctor to write a check to the IRS for you.

      I think the initial Times leak said Bolton wrote that President Trump “preferred” to pause aid till investigative documents were shared. Preferences aren’t crimes or we would all be in Jail for life

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      • TwoLaine says:

        I don’t care what he wrote. It makes no difference, except to his pocket and the SWAMP’s, including the media swamp rats. Especially them. They are cashing in on their new hoax wall-to-wall. I’m not listening.

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    • wildsailor2018 says:

      This fits right in with the State Department bureaucrats stating that ‘Trump’s foreign policy undermines everything we have ever worked for’…in other words, war with Russia, China, North Korea, etc…etc. If there was peace and cooperation with these people there would be less need for half of the intelligence community and probably 3/4 of the State Department. No gun running either. Oh my…billions of trillions at stake shutting down the State Department Laundromat!

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    • Zydeco says:

      Of course Bolton wants an adversarial relationship that deteriorates into war.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      That sounds so much like simple restating of all the left’s lame attacks. “He is a dictator because he is nice to Xi and Kim”.

      Now Bolton may actually be upset that Trump averted war by being nice to Kim. For all the rest it is just politics. Upset Trump outfoxed them. (Yes, setting up a Nuclear war for Trump to deal with was just politics. Sorry about the fallout, Japan and South Korea. Whatever it takes to win the next election.)

      And of course the entire Uniparty was upset that Trump is trying to stop their getting rich by moving our jobs to China. So of course they are upset Trump outmaneuvered Xi by liking Xi. But judging by the vote for USMCA, the Uniparty has figured out new ways to fleece us.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        What are they gonna’ all do for a living when they can no longer get rich off crony gubt contracts to build homes where we occupy space across the world.

        One of Creepy Quid Pro Joe’s Bros got a contract to build an obscene amount of homes in Iraq. WTH are we building homes in Iraq for? This is the sh1t that has to end! 😉

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    • psychodave says:

      It’s not due to affinity: It’s a lot more about “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Rather than missile rattling, PJT (still very stable genius) keeps in close touch with sociopaths who have too many nukes for our comfort.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Exactly. He has a plan and every day he works his plan well.

        Just looking at some of DIM candidates wants to make me fall asleep. Low energy.

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  29. Bogeyfree says:

    Now that the SC has upheld the law and PT ruling, how do we get others in government to do the same??

    The DC Forest of “Oak Trees” (perpetrators) is littered with acorns (crimes) and yet our government seemingly has not found one crime from ANY of the following:

    HRC unclassified Server which includes emails from Obama

    HRC 33K “missing” emails to & from that unsecured server that the NSA has had all along

    Uranium One even with 2 WB in hand

    Hammer Program even with 47 hard drives and a WB in hand

    Wiener Laptop & alleged NYPD stand down orders

    Russia Collusion Coup

    Made up Dossier and fraud on FISA Court even with 85% of an audit proving were non compliant

    FIB Contractor Abuse to surveil on millions of Americans

    Alleged DNC hack by Russians where the FIB accepts a written report from a bird party as gospel

    Did the DOJ ever depose Jullian Assange a first hand witness on the DNC emails?

    Seth Rich murder

    Did FIB and thus DOJ know all along Mifsud and Halper were ALWAYS western agents?

    Does the FIB and DOJ know where the money came from when they setup PapaD?

    Why when there is a blatant video of a VP bragging about withholding monies unless a prosecutor is fired there is no investigation?

    Why when there is massive evidence of corruption and money laundering by Americans and Ukraine officials is there no investigation?

    Where is Rudy’s evidence that he gave Pompeo?

    Where are the Ukraine communications from the prior administration back in 2016 that Lindsey requested?

    With the authority to see anything and everything (all email, texts, vm) regarding the FIB’s handling of the Russia Collusion/Dossier/Spygate investigation, to date most is still hidden and not a single arrest.

    Why does blatant and known lying and leaking go unpunished?

    So out of ALL of THIS, there is not one crime, not one person who did anything wrong?

    Is everything just an accident, a miscue, a policy issue? is that even statistically possible?

    It truly is now laughable at just how obvious this obsession to hide the truth and ignore evidence has become many leaders in our government IMO.

    IMO it is time to admit, we have a massive, massive problem within our government when it comes to honesty, integrity and to uphold and apply the law equally to all.

    At this point IMO PT is better off just exposing EVERYTHING directly to the American people and using his legal team to explain the corruption, the crimes and why this has ALWAYS been from the start a coup to take down a sitting President in order to reverse the American people’s vote AND to hide their crimes.

    This IMO is part of the Cold Anger that Sundance speaks about!

    So many IMO have now shown their true colors and it is time Americans take back their country first by exposing these perpetrators and these fraudsters and then ousting and incarcerating these perpetrators once and for all.

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  30. doofusdawg says:

    The reason the dems did not subpoena Bolton in the house is because the plan all along was to leak Bolton news during Trump’s defense portion of Senate impeachment in order to change the narrative and evidently also malign Barr further. Bolton has got to be a willing participant or he would speak up. Barr has got to be seriously pissed about this new attack on him as well as everything else. The dems are desperate. The anti Trumpers are desperate. And Trump is still getting some bad political advice. Barr needs to start the ball rolling. Trump can no longer let impeachment act as a reason for him not to take action… much the same as he had to sit tight during Mueller or as Rod said it would be considered obstruction. The coup plotters are once again holding Trump and half the country hostage… in effect a blackmail. Do something Barr. It’s your job. This is not politics or free speech by the cabal. It is a conspiracy. And resistance by government actors is a violation of the Hatch Act. Indict someone.

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    • doofusdawg says:

      Becoming clearer that as the weeks and months go by this is all designed to get the Barr investigation past the November election or at least into the heart of the political season… just as they successfully got past the 2018 election. Barr seems to be happy to accommodate… up till now.

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    • LouisianaTeaRose says:

      DOOFUSDAWG!!!!!

      Brother, did you ever just nail it.

      Truer words never, friend.

      Additionally, I went to bed and woke up thinking about a true and courageous patriot and a simpering sycophant coward:

      If we have just a few Fred Fleitzs, maybe the plethora of Mitt Romneys and their Bolton ilk will continue to be completely exposed and excommunicated from the true-beating-heart-core of conservatism.

      And it took a Trump to force this out into our public conscience.

      TRUMP2020….and Rushmore!

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    • Tl Howard says:

      It pisses me off our guys never see this coming. They had the perfect opportunity last night after Dersh’s remakrs to vote to acquit and neither article brought is Constitutional, but ooooooooo, noooooooooo, they allow the Dems to let forth overnight with their next volley

      Now Graham, with his assholish tweet that the manuscript should be released to the Senate and reviewed non-publicly. Are you effing me, Lindsay? What John Effing Bolton said or says is irrelevant to the articles the Dems put forth. DAMMIT.

      The Dems at least play with a captain or a “cabal of captains.” WE DON’T!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Barr said we probably wouldn’t see anything until late Spring or early Summer. Before the convention would be nice! Very nice.

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    • Joemama says:

      It is unbecoming of conservatives to criticize Bolton on the basis of a (likely fabricated) story coming from the known cultural Marxist editor of the NYT Maggie Habberman. Nobody has read the draft of the book (most likely including Habberman), so the “news” story is nothing but propaganda, until a source or a transcript is supplied.

      Why are we so stupid as to believe anything coming from the NYT? Everything they publish is 100% propaganda and lies.

      Wake up CTH’ers!!!!!

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  31. bleep21k says:

    Woke up this morning, turned on the “news” (cnn, fox, espn, local “news”-talk radio)…

    Couldn’t take it lol!

    Commentary
    com·men·tar·y
    /ˈkämənˌterē/ Learn to pronounce
    noun
    an expression of opinions or offering of explanations explanations about an event or situation.
    “an editorial commentary”

    I’ll plug back in when the sessions start at 1:00pm or so, ONLY because its President Trumps team.

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  32. StanH says:

    In a just world the Fauxpeachment would be called as President Trump’s legal team has skunked the house coup managers, but that ain’t reality. Swamp rats with their accomplices in the MSM still must remove this boorish man, he’s far to effective and he’s exposing our rampant double-dealing that is the swamp. And have you seen the prices in Chevy Chase and Georgetown, what, do they expect us to be gainfully employed and live in squalor with the rednecks? And what will become of our drug addled children?

    No. My guess they will run this (impeachment) all the way up the proverbial flagpole because they know that our Great President Trump and his growing Deplorable Army will crush them once again in 2020. It’s the only card they have to play. The insipid dreams of the NWO are at risk, George Soros said as much at Davos this year. You follow the money and my guess is that every senator in that chamber has dirty money in the bank.

    “If” they can get public opinion swaying towards removing our Great President Trump they will vote to remove him. “If” we stay in their grill they will back off and try and wait him out until 2024, win that election and hit the gas pedal on the NWO. Trillions are at stake!

    We stick with our Great President Trump and “We Will Crush Them!!” Allow the MSM to create a false narrative, distorting what is really happening, see Chris Wallace, and we lose.

    KAG! …by keeping the faith

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  33. Reserved55 says:

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    • gadeplorable says:

      Interesting, given how many times John Bolton has been on Lou Dobbs, sometimes along with Ed Rollins. They are correct, Bolton apparently has no class or tact.

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    • Linda K. says:

      “It is not as far beneath him as you might think”. Love me some Lou Dobbs talking about John Bolton.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tl Howard says:

      Bolton was fired, felt humiliated, this is his “get even.” The guy has always been a sicko and I’m upset Potus didn’t understand that about him, upset he wouldn’t have known that Bolton would do something like this.

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  34. California Joe says:

    I thought that the President had his White House advisors sign a non-disclosure agreement????

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  35. paintbrushsage says:

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  36. suncc49 says:

    Interesting that the DS is smearing Barr too…. Wish he would go HAM on the Dem’s and start charging…. even with just FARA Violations….

    Anyone see the news that the top CIA guy was killed in Afghan crash? He was running the middle east branch apparently.

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  37. Reserved55 says:

    Wait for it.

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  38. jx says:

    Valerie Biden Owens, the sister of former vice president Joe Biden (D), who served as the campaign manager for his past presidential campaigns, directed $2.5 million from “Citizens for Biden” and “Biden for President Inc.” to her own consulting firm during her brother’s 2008 presidential bid alone

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/28/joe-bidens-sister-valerie-sent-millions-of-joes-campaign-dollars-to-her-own-consulting-firm/

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  39. cow wow says:

    AG Barr says convo never happened…

    DOJ disputes report on Bolton conversation with Barr about foreign leaders

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-says-bolton-conversation-with-barr-about-foreign-leaders-grossly-mischaracterized

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  40. NJF says:

    Ffs. Dear god Lindsey SUCKS.

    this is absolutely incredible. How can a manuscript be comparable to testimony under oath?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Free Speech says:

      He’s dirty in Ukraine. There’s pics with him and McCain over there.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Somebody says:

      This is ridiculous. Bolton’s book is intended to be sensational in order to sell books. On top of that he’s a butthurt fired former employee, gee no axe to grind there 🙄

      Like Dershowitz said, even if all true it matters not one whit.

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      • G. Alistar says:

        Hmmm…what matters is what exactly 51 senators vote for…..convincing and eloquent truth from Dershowitz matters little IMHO. In the minds of 46 -47 democrat senators, they could care less about the truth, the constitution, the precedent established. The only thing more important to them than removing President Trump is the thought of losing their next election. Importantly, it also matters what four Republican Senators vote for as well.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Yeah Graham, why don’t you just acquit Trump and read Bolton’s book when it comes out — in your leisure time.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Greg1 says:

      Hey LINDSEY, how about making a proposal to make the IC-IG testimony available in a classified setting since the democrats classified it and are so obviously refusing to release it because it blows up their impeachment?!?!? And John Ratcliffe SAYS it does, since he was THERE!!!

      Do you REALLY think people cannot see through you?!?

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    • Issy says:

      There’s nothing left to say about what the fbi and special prosecutor did to General Flynn. It just blows my mind this case is continuing with all the evidence about what the fbi has done.

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  41. Troublemaker10 says:

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  42. Reserved55 says:

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    • Linda K. says:

      That little girl has such a tough, tight face. I feel sorry for her. Some kind of mental stress for a 16 year old. What does she know about life and people and their agendas? I blame her parents.

      Liked by 3 people

      • yucki says:

        She looks ill.
        Prepubescent at 16, maybe caused due to history of anorexia.
        Wretched child should be under medical supervision –
        – not exploited like a castrati.

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  43. Ausonius says:

    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation adamantly insisting that any Chinese spying was involved with a Canadian biological laboratory is FAKE NEWS.

    Reports have been circulating that the corona virus outbreak in Wuhan stems from Chinese spies who worked in a Winnipeg’ laboratory where corona viruses were used in experiments.

    Doth the CBC protest too much?

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/china-coronavirus-online-chatter-conspiracy-1.5442376

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  44. Meanwhile, back in the Real World:

    Donald Trump may visit India from Feb 21 to 24, trade in focus
    https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/BBZo1lU.img
    “US President Donald Trump is set to visit India between February 21 and February 24, with a day devoted to a joint public function with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, possibly in Ahmedabad although the final programme is yet to be sealed, according to people familiar with the matter.
    “Officials with direct knowledge of the arrangements told HT that the US government has booked Delhi’s ITC Maurya Hotel for the forthcoming presidential visit from Feb 21-24, including the hotel’s presidential suite. The ITC Maurya has hosted other US Presidents, including Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.”
    ~
    Officials said that the highlight of Trump’s India visit is expected to be a trade deal, and the two leaders will also discuss China, the Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan, Iran and terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
    __________________________________
    I guess Modi is one of those “authoritarian leaders” that President Trump is supposed to prefer…

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  45. rondo123456 says:

    The Bolton Leak — So What?
    You are on a jury. It is a capital murder trial. The punishment for the accused, if found guilty, is the death penalty. But you are not a softie. If the guy committed the murder with premeditation, you not only will vote “guilty” but even will volunteer afterwards to pull the switch yourself. Here is the government’s case:

    Jones was given $100,000 in unmarked bills by his dying mother.
    He was told by his dying mother to give that money, her life’s savings, to Smith because Smith had been the one to care for her all the past years.
    Jones knew for a fact that Smith never had cared for the dying mother. Rather, Smith once tried to sell her a vacuum cleaner ten years earlier. And she did not buy it.
    Jones decided not to hand the cash over to Smith. Instead, Jones told his closest friend, Adams, that he instead would kill Smith and keep the cash.
    Jones went out to buy a gun to kill Smith.
    He applied for the firearm and bought it.
    Jones then went to Smith, gun tucked in his belt under his shirt on the right side.
    Jones rang the doorbell, and Smith answered the door.
    Jones reached under his shirt, grabbed at his belt, and pulled a moneybag he had secured there on the left side.
    In the moneybag was $100,000 in unmarked bills given to him by his dying mother.
    Jones gave the $100,000 cash to Smith.
    Adams called the police and told them what Jones had told him he was going to do with Smith and the cash.
    The police arrested Jones and charged him with murder and grand larceny.
    Smith told anyone who asked him about it that he had no idea Jones contemplated killing him.
    Smith told anyone who asked about it that he had received the $100,000 from a smiling Jones, that Jones later took him out to a very fancy and expensive dinner, and that Jones sends him a Christmas card every year.
    Adams wrote a book about what Jones told him he was going to do.
    In their closing argument, the Prosecution read Adams’s book to the jury on which you sit.
    You are the jury: Death penalty? Guilty? Of what?

    https://spectator.org/the-bolton-leak-so-what/

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    • G. Alistar says:

      This solid logic and analogy really aPpeals to me but I’m skeptical that it will change Senators who will vote on witnesses and acquittal in the next several weeks. Perhaps a better approach, the real threat of senators losing their seat in the next election. Right vs wrong, legal vs illegal, truth vs lies IMHO, will do little to nothing to change one vote in the US Senate.

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    • Greg1 says:

      Depends on whether one is a democrat, a republican or a rino republican……which is merely a democrat by another name.

      Excellent analogy.

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  46. John Good says:

    https://conservativehardliner.com/obama-green-energy-investors-deserve-prison-time

    Finally a real-adult explanation of Obama’s Green Energy Scam, from a man who has EXPERIENCE in the Solar Energy Field!

    This guy reminds me of a UWO Engineering Professor who I met as a young 26 yr. old who had just completed some courses at the Ivey School of Business at UWO & decided to open my own Commercial Sign Company back in 79′ to try to capitalize on my trade that I learned before I attended University.

    Bob Schwarztman ran a company called Solcan (in the same Commercial Plaza), & they installed a lot of Solar Heating on Gov’t buildings like Post Offices. He was in his 70’s back then & a smart, educated man with common-sense & I respected him a lot & more importantly, learned a lot about Solar Power from him.

    Everything this article says about Solar Energy is true, IMO & Obama should go to prison for “stealing” taxpayer’s money for his Scams, in addition to ALL his other crimes.

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  47. Reserved55 says:

    Peter Schweizer’s new book

    “At the same time that Elizabeth Warren was meeting and talking with major Wall Street investment firms, her daughter’s firm BTG was adding high-profile advisors with connections to the same companies who would benefit and face possible scrutiny from TARP. According to BTG’s website in late 2008 these included:

    Robert A. Kindler—Global head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley, former global head of M&A at JPMorgan Chase. Ironically, Kindler boasted a vanity license plate for his Porsche that read “2BIG2FAIL.” Morgan Stanley would receive $10 billion from TARP.
    Edward J. Mathias—Managing director at the Carlyle Group, former member of management committee and board of directors at T. Rowe Price. The Carlyle Group grabbed $154 million in TARP funds for an affiliate.
    William I. Jacobs—Former senior executive vice president and chief operating”

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  48. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • I wouldn’t know a thing about cnn if it weren’t for fox and twitter.
      STOP the remarketing of a failure and MAKE them earn their keep.
      FCC make cable a menu driven service, screw ‘packages’!
      GIVE US MUNICIPAL WIFI!
      why should we have to cut ourselves off from communication to avoid rogue news and privacy invasion!
      ROKU & RICO. we CAN fix this.

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  49. rondo123456 says:

    The Deal of the Century
    “The Deal of the Century,” if the leaked details are even close to accurate, is a non-starter. That is the simple take-away. But should Israel wait for the Arabs to blow it up on their own? And then what?

    The more complex analysis turns on whether it is much more sensible for Israel, decidedly without embracing it, to just sit back and let the “Palestinians” blow it up on their own. From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to moving the United States embassy there, to recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, to declaring the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria as not inherently illegal, to cutting off funding for UNRWA and throwing the PLO out of Washington and pulling America out of the anti-Jewish United Nations Human Rights Council, Trump repeatedly has proven himself unequivocally and with dizzying consistency as an outstanding friend of Israel, and certainly better than any Jew in American party politics.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/25097

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    • hitgirl18 says:

      Patriots dont you think there should be a law that people that are or have been in the cuurent administration should never be allowed to publish a book during that administrations time? This is very dangerous to our country! Where the hell is the AG or doj telling bolton who is angry the president fired him, so he is publishing a vendetta against Trump full of lies to comfort his giant arrogant ego? They allowed so many traitors to publish books harmful to our national security, full of lies and written by people who committed treason. Shameful! And whoever is telling president Trump ( Ivanka and Jarod!?) he needs advisors is creating many problems in our country. President Trump does not need advisors. He is brilliant and he knows exactly what to do, and he has for many years! And these scumbags always end up as leakers and leakers should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, or there should be new laws drawn up. Where are the laws fining social media? They are out of control! What is the doj for if they ignore these events and issues so dangerous to our country! I am sick of do nothings and dirty criminals like shit, peelousy, schumer, obama, biden, sessions, rosenstein, mueller, weisman, roberts comey etc… get away with serious crimes against our country!

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