February 19th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1126

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  1. repsort says:

    If Barr was intent on saving the republic (saving rule of law/equal justice) a few tweet wouldn’t bug him. Writing’s on the wall for all of you holding out hope that he was there to bring Justice

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    • The Boss says:

      And what if the WaPo ‘story’ is wrong?

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      • Yep. I think we actually have two grown-ups in the room. Barr’s complaints are actually fair and should be considered by Trump with regards to what and how he “tweets.” I’m sure that private discussion has already occurred.

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        • IGiveUp says:

          ” I’m sure that private discussion has already occurred.”

          If you believe that, then you also believe that Barr is genuinely disturbed with Trump and chose to make that known to the nation very publicly. Not very grown-up. If true, then the likelihood that he actually quits just went up.

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          • BigTalkers says:

            Maybe. Not long ago Mr Barr volunteered that he meets with the President on a weekly basis.

            He’s also stated that he and the President don’t discuss the status of the Durham investigation.

            Now we’re further given to understand that the AG has been surprised by the depth of “bias” (“corruption”..?) in the DOJ.

            So if Gen Barr and Pres Trump don’t discuss any of this at their weekly meetings, what the hell do they talk about..??

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            • RobInPA says:

              Grandkiddo’s, recipes and yoga routines, of course.

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            • Ken Lawson says:

              You may be right BigTalkers, but on the other hand, the DOJ is much larger than just the couple of things you mentioned. They have over 100,000 employees and deal with far more than just the Durham investigation. Have you ever been a CEO or president or even a general manager of a business of any size? I’ve been in that role in businesses from tiny up to $3 billion in annual revenue. While none of them are huge by most standards, the large ones had some similarity and there is so much to do with each department in a larger organization that it would amaze most people. The president is the CEO of the nation and that’s far larger than most of us can even imagine. I’m sure he could meet with Barr for hours on end and never get near discussing many things that seem important to us. But everything from budgets to long-term plans to personnel to relations with other departments and on and on. So, I would not be surprised if they did not discuss the things you’ve mentioned.

              That said, I will say that I have been concerned about Barr from the beginning but I also realize that the president can only have the AG that the Senate approves and Barr may simply be the one that he learned he could get through the approval process. Time will tell about Barr and for me, that time is getting very short. But I also understand that not much should be expected before the election. POTUS has to play his cards carefully and he’s a master at timing so I’ll wait and see what happens in his next term if he’s reelected. (Yes, while I think he’ll be reelected I also know that the Deep State is more powerful than we realize and they will do everything they can to keep this president from a 2nd term, so I’ll believe he’s got a second term when I see the election results.) Once he’s inaugurated again I’ll give it about 6 months to see if there is any serious action taken. That’s when I’ll pass judgment on Barr.

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        • NJMAGA says:

          Barr went to fake news with his complaint and sent out Mitch too. Why did he not just go directly to POTUS. He feeds the TDS media making it look like there is chaos with POTUS and they run with it. Hence the new story that he’s going to resign. He helps the leftist media hurt POTUS and it’s wrong especially in an election year. There are many low info voters who only hear what the mainstream media tell them and that includes some POTUS supporters too.

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          • Redzone says:

            Correct. The tweets are for the people, not for Barr. I’m sure if PT has something to say to Barr, he’ll say it.

            Now I guess PT should stop keeping the people informed because Barr said so. Sweeping everything under the rug would be much easier with no sunlight and if PT would cooperate.

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          • snarkybeach says:

            How do we know the “leak to the WaPo” wasn’t a trap for a Resister? Or a Fake News made up crisis?

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          • Sharon says:

            Why do you people believe anything coming from WP or the fake media? Have you not learned anything yet? I can’t believe people here still fall for this BS!

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        • mark says:

          why didn’t Barr approach Trump privately and discuss his problem with Trump tweeting? Why did he air it in public? This isn’t the way you handle something like this. If this isn’t a made up drama to then Barr is a weak, stupid, scumbag. He has created a distracting drama and it doesn’t make POTUS or he look good.

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        • Justah says:

          It occurs to me that the leak to the Leftist Media was in hope of getting a knee jerk reaction from President Trump. IF he had called Barr before hi tweet, Barr would have told him how it all went down and he was already on it. I expect the later conversation between President Trump & Barr went something like “ call me before tweeting “.
          IF he had called first & Barr didn’t know or care … then it’s time to inform the public.

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      • IF?! High probability WaPo is wrong. Timing is everything.

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  2. Dora says:

    Gotta Love Jesse! 🙂

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    • PInky1920 says:

      Good.

      I’ve noticed that the Muslim fraud is very quiet, most of the time. Right now, he’s just trying to help the communists steal 2020. He doesn’t say much about PT because he knows PT will come back and hit him twice as hard….with the TRUTH; the fraud knows PT has his number and will not hold back. The fraud couldn’t handle it, and the last thing the communists want is the focus to be on the fraud and his illegitimacy.

      If we had a RINO swamp dweller in the WH, you can be sure the fraud would be tweeting his lies day and nite.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      They can say a lot of things a lot of things about Bloomberg but they can never accuse him of having his head in the clouds.

      I once followed a rainbow and indeed there was a pot of gold at the end, with Bloomberg standing next to it.

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      • scruffyleon says:

        Was he on a box?

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “I once followed a rainbow and indeed there was a pot of gold at the end, with Bloomberg standing next to it.”

        So, who was taller?

        Mr. Bloomberg or the leprechauns?

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        • bertdilbert says:

          Many are not aware of this but Bloomberg got his seed money from collecting pots of gold at the end of the rainbows. They make fun of Trump for having orange skin. Well, Bloomberg’s natural skin color is green, he just uses makeup cover. It is not just that he is short, he is actually a leprechaun with leg extensions.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      I’m with Bloomberg on that. As well as his policing tactics he’s now disavowing to suck up to BLM & Co.

      Trans activists are scum. They want to be more equal than others. They want to beat up on women and girls and take their hard-earned awards. They can kiss my t**kus.

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  3. Jimmy R says:

    There are lawyers who one can be certain that they would, if AG, attempt to drain the swamp. Sidney Powell, for example. Barr is not one of those lawyers. He may be about to drain the swamp, but there is no evidence of that. So, I hope that he resigns today and is replaced by a Powell tomorrow.

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    • MAGADJT says:

      People need to be realistic with this type of fantasy. A new AG would have to be confirmed. There is no way a Sidney Powell or anyone we would consider a swamp drainer would be confirmed. Maybe after the election if POTUS rolls up big re-election numbers, but not before.

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      • Somebody says:

        Exactly MAGA, gotta inject a little reality. It’s a shame that any President can’t count on a senate controlled by his own party to confirm his appointments. These swampy republican senators had less objections to Obama’s appointees 😡

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        • Redzone says:

          Seems to me an interim AG could get things done while the Swamp debates a new tough AG. Keep debating and delaying confirmation while the interim Bulldog cleans house.

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    • It’s one thing to be a lawyer who wins cases in Court. Barr is famous for that, too.

      It’s quite a different thing to be the nation’s attorney and the head of the Department of Justice, especially in times like these. And yet, Bill Barr agreed to return to the post – only the second person in history to have done so – knowing what sort of fight it would be.

      If he has problems with Trump’s “tweeting,” well, I can actually very easily understand and sympathize with that. So, the two gentlemen should just sit down together or have a phone call, talk it out, come up with an arrangement that they need not discuss publicly, and move on. Both of them have a difficult job to do, and that’s why they were hired. (And in Barr’s case, confirmed by the Senate.)

      Walking away from the job, or being dismissed from it, would be a childish and unprofessional thing to do.

      It’s easy to express displeasure at not seeing “perp walks” yet, and to assign the blame to the easiest target. But there’s nothing easy about being Attorney General, especially now. You’re sitting at the helm of an organization that you know to be corrupt. You’re trying to “get to the bottom of it.” Kibitzing about that is easy. Doing it is hard.

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      • The Boss says:

        Good post. I’ve been a bit harsh on Barr lately. Maybe I’ll ease back some, like someone here did overnight with a story headline.

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      • BigTalkers says:

        Except that unlike a President’s Senior Intel appointments, which must pass muster with the Senate Intel Committee, the DOJ’s AG can serve at a President’s pleasure in an “Acting” capacity.

        Moreover, the history of this position is very different, as it was established in an earlier time as an individual who would serve as a President’s primary attorney.

        It is NOTABLE that Democrat Presidents still regard that to be the PRIMARY ROLE of their Attorney Generals, while their Republican counterparts are confined to appointing candidates the Dems and their BSM would tell us must be “neutral arbiters.”

        Thus, this is the second time our present POTUS has been “hoodwinked” in this manner. So I would suggest that the Democrats, their compliant GOPe counterparts, along with their media mouthpieces think long and hard about what AG Barr’s departure would actually mean for them.

        Because this “fool me once, fool me twice” game they’re playing is unlikely to work a third time with this current POTUS, and the results could very likely prove to be DISASTROUS to their future ambitions!

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      • BigTalkers says:

        In fact I believe all this President has wanted from the individual serving as our nation’s chief law enforcement officer is a “fair shake” in identifying and prosecuting domestic criminal activities and corruption.

        Meanwhile, he has concentrated his efforts to ensure our country also gets a “fair shake” in its global dealings with foreign powers like China, Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the Americas.

        Thus, if I were the US Attorney General, I’d be asking myself that since he hasn’t hesitated in “blowing up” the unfair status quo that’s existed for decades in our foreign relations, what he could be capable of doing to right what’s gone wrong in our own Capitol City..??

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  4. IGiveUp says:

    Chinese totalitarians now learning from American Left how to censor and control their media.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-expels-3-wsj-reporters-over-racist-opinion-piece

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    • BigTalkers says:

      I’d say we’re just “students” next to the Chinese in such efforts, altho our MSM acts more like China’s every day on their own.

      But the 3am armed raids on the homes of those being investigated by Mueller’s “storm troopers” was a disturbing sign our Govt is now putting China’s police tactics into practice here as well.

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  5. Perot Conservative says:

    Trump knows Obama.

    Liked by 13 people

    • FofBW says:

      Often wonder if O really made any decisions about anything.

      Or was he just the puppet who acted when his strings were pulled.

      Liked by 6 people

      • MR52 says:

        He is CIA, he was just a puppet.
        Jerome Corsi suggests that President Barack H. Obama’s passport records were likely ‘sanitized’ by the acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan, leading up to the 2008 presidential election after Brennan achieved the status of Director of the National Counterterrorism Center under the Bush Administration.

        Why do you think they are going after Stone so hard on this. Same with Assange

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        • Redzone says:

          “…going after Stone so hard on this.”

          Going after Stone so hard on what?

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        • vikingmom says:

          Before there was Seth Rich, there was Lt. Quarles Harris…

          Two unsolved murders in DC that are, IMHO, the key to unraveling the entire scheme!

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        • Justah says:

          That’s very incorrect. I followed the history of John Brennan closely before the Obama election and during his term. Brennan was an Advisor to Obama when he was in the Senate, just as Samantha Power was. During that period, Brennan owned his own company that was a contractor to the CIA. At no time prior to the election of Obama was he the acting director of the CIA …he certainly had the contacts and manpower to sanitize Obama’s Records. Brennan was Obama’s choice to be head of the CIA, but he couldn’t get confirmation – so he became Obama’s Intelligence CZAR advisor until he could get confirmed.

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      • H.R. says:

        I’m firmly in the “puppet” camp.

        The previous resident of the Whitehouse was just the lead singer of one of those studio-created “Boy Bands,” fully scripted by the producers in the back room.

        Look how fast he was pushed through from State Representative to Senator to President. His producers had a bubble around him that protected their investment all the way to the Whitehouse.

        He didn’t have the money or pull to clear the opposition out of the way. Who had the pull to get the sealed divorce records to him to eliminate his opposition? Not him. It was his back room producers who “took care of things.”

        Look how inept his sycophant picks were. I mean, who gives the Queen of England a boxed set of all the speeches he ever made? Who neglected to tell Michelle that one does not hug the Queen? Michelle was lucky the Queen didn’t slam her purse upside her head (I guess the Old Girl is slowing down). How the heck did we ever find out about Fast ‘n Furious when the press was in the tank for him?

        Just a puppet, with a few loose strings at that.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          And, the only guy they could find that Hillary didn’t
          have an FBI file on. Tons of the corrupt big boys
          have wanted the Clintons out of the picture forever.
          They’re tired of always having to give them a piece of
          the action.

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      • litenmaus says:

        I think Obozo was pure window dressing….and I lean toward the Muslim Brotherhood thru Brennan as the puppets master.

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    • scrap1ron says:

      Maybe Blago knows where some of those Democrat corruption bodies are buried.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Andy Krause says:

        read this somewhere yesterday.
        “I just want to get this out there – Blago did not kill himself.”

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      • PInky1920 says:

        If Blagojevich values his life and the lives of his loved ones, he will keep his mouth shut; I’ve no doubt that he will.

        He knows better than anyone what they have done, what they’re capable of and that they WILL get away with it, after all, he’s one of them.

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    • Jerry Joe says:

      Jack Ryan “dropped out’ of the 2004 Illinois US Senate race. With those strings behind him recognized, smooth sailing with confidence for Zero ever since.

      ‘Till now. Wonder if Blago will ‘play all the tapes’ he wanted heard during his trial…

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  6. FofBW says:

    Back in the 60’s if someone said something that may have offended another, the response was, “it is a FREE country and FREE speech!”

    Don’t hear that expression anymore!!??

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  7. Perot Conservative says:

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    • It’s a computerized information tracking system called Sentinel. With any such system it is quite impossible to “lose” anything. As we discovered with regard to a similar system at NSA, everything that goes in is logged, every change (and every version) is kept, and every access or search is recorded, too. Even if something is “deleted,” it never goes away.

      Every email that is sent by anyone anywhere … every text message or iMessage … we live in a world where everything is kept forever. For someone to suggest that “we can’t find it” is specious and known false. Ludicrous, really. Absurd.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        They also keep track of what terminal is being used by which login, on which port/switch/router/etc.. Port sniffers and packet sniffers run 24/7 on every port/switch/router/etc.
        These guys don’t play.

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      Government Ginkoba–“It Works Even if the Government Doesn’t!!”

      If you remember to take it.

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    • CM-TX says:

      Just confirms what I suspected the Mueller Gang was doing all along– rounding up & destroying evidence of their existing crimes.

      It won’t matter that having done so, was criminal in itself.

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    • Ferret2 says:

      Can we just move on from all this email and text messages stuff and focus on the real criminals: ginseng poachers?

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      • Paprika says:

        Amen! Think of all the violent crimes they’ve committed against our environment and all those poor children of color they put in cages! Reparations for the generations of downtrodden wild ginseng plants that were enslaved!

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    • BigTalkers says:

      All that’s just drivel for public consumption.

      As William Binnie, the retired architect of the NSA’s database, put it, ‘By now there are dozens of back-up copies of every Govt document in existence that have been automatically replicated by the equipment’.

      (And we now also know its “searchable,” thanks to what we’ve learned about the Govt’s use of that database to concoct evidence to surveil Presidential candidate Donald Trump.)

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  8. MNN BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Hillary Clinton Blasts Trump’s Pardons: “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works. The Framers gave the president the power of pardons so he could pay for his kids’ college education. We can’t have a president who is so ignorant of basic economics,” said 2000’s former Pardon Saleswoman of the Year. “And earthquakes are for weddings,” she added on her fingers. …Developing…

    Manufactured News Network: “Now More Than Last Thursday!”

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  9. Wethal says:

    Did anyone notice the timing? The Dems are headed to another clusterfark of a caucus in Nevada with similar reporting problems like Iowa. There is going a free-for-all at the debate tonight. So what does the MSM do?

    Squirrel!! Look at that GOP infighting over there! Barr wants to resign (which he has now denied.)!

    I don’t doubt Barr is frustrated by Trump’s comments, but for a reason not stated in the report. Barr is trying to restore the impartiality of the DOJ after eight years of Holder/Lynch, and two years of Rosenstein/Sessions. He kept Rosenstein on long enough to get him to co-sign the conclusions of Mueller’s report, thereby stopping Weissman from criticizing them as partisan.

    He has to work with people like Wray and Boente. If you’ve ever had to work with someone you’d trust about as far as you could throw them, you know you still had to make nice and be a team player if you were going to be able to do your job. If they were a supervisor, or the relative of the boss, it was put up or leave. Trump may want to fire Wray, but knows he can’t until after the election. Barr may not trust Wray, but Wray is the FBI director, and Barr can’t do anything about that.

    Barr needs Durham’s report and indictments to be impartial and based on a through review of evidence to be accepted by the public (the Deep State won’t accept it, but he knows that). Barr can’t look like Holder, a “wingman,” and achieve this. That’s why Trump, who has the right to speak his mind, should defer on that right for now as far as ongoing cases are concerned.

    Barr might like to fire the three Drama Queens who went back to the DOJ after the sentencing kerfuffle, but knows he can’t without further whining about how partisan he is. But he can bring in “outside prosecutors” to look over the work that Weissman and his gang left behind – Stone and Flynn. Right now Brandon Von Grack may be sitting down with the US Attorney from St.Louis., who is holding Sidney Powell’s Brady requests, and saying, “Now Brandon, please explain why these weren’t Brady…”

    Gateway Pundit is now reporting that Durham has interviewed some of Mueller’s FBI agents. There were 40 of them, and not all may have had TDS like Strzok. I assume he’s spoken to or subpoenaed Pientka (no way Wray could prevent that).

    Yes, it is unfortunate that Stone and Flynn are still hanging out there, and have had their lives and fortunes destroyed. Trump didn’t make them collateral damage; Weissman did. If Trump wants to pardon them after the election, fine.

    .The GOP has incredible unity now, Mitt notwithstanding. Don’t let the MSM start an intra-party quarrel. Right now, it’s keep the eyes on the prizes: re-election, and indictments from Durham

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    • I don’t envy Bill Barr’s position and I admire him for agreeing to take on the job again. The world’s full of impatient people who want to see “perp walks” but these are extremely difficult cases and the TDS politics are thick. He maneuvered Liu out of the way and brought in outside prosecutors from all over the country (not just the Beltway) to move toward getting to the bottom of that, but there’s just so much more left to do.

      Unlike Sundance, I think that he knows what he’s doing and he knows how he must go about it. The DOJ didn’t get to be this way in one year and it’s not going to be easy to turn it around. But he signed-on to do it nonetheless. I don’t think there are better hands.

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      • IGiveUp says:

        Whatever the truth is, it’s good to hold Barr’s (and every pols)feet to the fire. Remind them who hired them and for what.

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      • Redzone says:

        There is always more than one way to skin the cat varying from the nuclear option to plucking one hair at a time.

        Assuming Barr’s motives are 100% to completely “fix” DOJ/FBI, etc., his actions seem much closer to “plucking one hair at a time.”

        This approach would work if there were no time constraints. But, there are. Statute of Limitations and elections are both very real considerations in effectively “fixing” the problems.

        That is the reason people are so concerned. Everybody but Barr seems to realize the clock is ticking. Is there still time for Barr to “fix” things. Sure. Does it require waiting until the last second? No. Could he have started arresting people and negotiating plea deals like Mueller’s team? Absolutely.

        Mueller acted like they had time constraints like an election.

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    • IGiveUp says:

      The Dems are headed to another clusterfark of a caucus in Nevada with similar reporting problems like Iowa.

      A feature or a bug? My $ is on feature. Testing vote manipulation for 2020.

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    • Greg1 says:

      Good insights, thank you.

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  10. Piper77 says:

    ABC has a poll out showing Sanders up 11 on Trump nationwide. Absolutely laughable.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      the poll has be manipulated to prop up the other Dimms…straight up 45 beats Crazy Bernie 57 o 43 without California, Illinois and New York

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    • So what. Put out opinion polls that tell you what to say, and say that. Use a weathervane as your compass.

      The Democrats’ core problem is that they have no one who demonstrably will get sh*t done. And they are running against someone who can, and does. They’re still running with “old school” notions of what the Presidency should be. They want to get right back to the organized crime that they’re used to.

      If Bernie or any of the others were actually going to do anything, then as sitting US Senators they would be doing it right now … when they have the power that they would no longer have.

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        Mike – I love your posts but I have to say that Bernie is planning on doing something, and he can’t do it in the Senate. He plans on turning this country into a communist nation with totalitarian power given to him. With it we would see the American people enslaved to a system they would be stuck in and would throw us into, as Ronald Reagan said, a thousand years of darkness.

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    • wildsailor2018 says:

      Exasperated by the new economy and low unemployment rates, WHO is home to answer a land line phone during business hours? Think about that. The pollers do not call cell phones (if you get one on your cell phone it is a scam). They don’t use the mail either. So, you have to be home on a weekday, have a land line phone, actually answer it, and be willing to participate for 20 to 30 minutes. So now think about WHO is willing to do all that?

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  11. Reserved55 says:

    Look ya’ll, I practiced in front of my mirror for hours and still

    Sitting on my butt in the Senate be hard on my brain.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Okay listen up

      Bernie Bros took over the closed captioning on the the Amy in front of the Culinary Forum.

      How the hell was that done. Or did this start as a Bernie Bros segment highlighted to GOP friendlies check it out turn it n CC and watch the first Segment.

      This is both something to watch for and a great opportunity to sabotage messaging. Make sure you turn on CC and check before redistributing.

      Consider this take a Bloomberg commercial. Change the CC to a running dialogue of truth repost with a catchy tile like “UPDATED the latest from Mike” pass it out promote.it eventually it gets a high viewer rate and then let folks in on the joke. You get a message out and the campaign is embarrassed.

      Now we need to make sure everything we do is scrubbed for this clever little game.

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    • So AMY, when learning Spanish was given the name Elena because she couldn’t roll her R’s. The name AMY has no R’s in it. Huh??? These people are even poor at lying while hispandering.

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  12. Perot Conservative says:

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  13. Reserved55 says:

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  14. BuckNutGuy says:

    I have been thinking about what motivates Bloomberg to dump his money, at this point in his life, into the DNC and his own campaign. As Sundance always reminds us, “there are trillions at stake”.
    I recently recollected an article in the NYT from just after President Trump was elected taking target at a little known tax law that allows those elected President or appointed to his Cabinet to defer capital gains taxes into perpetuity:

    (WaPo article on the NYT article)
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-cabinet-could-avoid-millions-in-taxes-thanks-to-this-little-known-law/2016/12/02/509d009a-b7f5-11e6-959c-172c82123976_story.html
    The basis for this is encoded in Section 2634 of federal ethics laws and known as a “certificate of divestiture.”

    We all know that Bloomberg will be “forced” to sell his media empire if elected. In fact he acknowledges this in the below article that estimates Bloomberg LP to be worth ~$40 Billion.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/05/mike-bloomberg-says-hed-try-to-sell-bloomberg-if-he-becomes-president.html

    The long-term cap gain rate is 20%. Bloomberg has owned his business for a long time and started it from scratch (to his credit) so, for purposes of this analysis, I have assumed his basis is zero. It’s probably pretty close to it. (20% X $40 billion) is $8 billion in tax liability that he can defer FOREVER.

    He must invest in government securities. The current 10 year bond yield is about 1.65%. ($8billion X 1.65%) is $132MM per year in benefit from this special tax program our wonderful leaders have afforded themselves.

    What he is spending to become president or endear himself to the DNC to become Treasury Secretary (or whatever) is NOTHING compared to the hundreds of millions of $ he will benefit in tax deferral.

    Might bare a more fulsome articulation by SD or one of our other Treeper friends. Let’s call it the BuckNutGuy Theory. Wait until the Bernie Bros hear about this!

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    • IGiveUp says:

      “I have been thinking about what motivates Bloomberg to dump his money, at this point in his life…”

      He’ll be dead soon. If I’m not mistaken, he’s in his late 70’s. I won’t vote for someone so old.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Mini Mike Madoff is a GLOBALIST DEEP STATE THINK TANK Black Ops lord…his goal like most despots is control…control over other’s lives loves hopes dreams…his healthcare plan is Death panels…his tax policy is statism…

      Wait until his Detroit Plan is exposed: FEUDALISM!

      Reagan called US The Shining City on a Hill whereas Mini Mike Madoff looks to transform Us to city state Prisons in the model of China and Beijing

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  15. Reserved55 says:

    Two Communists blaspheming Christ

    This is exactly why I call him Buttisjudge.

    Judge not, lest ye be judged

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  16. Angus D says:

    Go look up the number of times George Soros visited the White House while obama was President. Many many dozens. Think how many times they must have met away from the WH during those eight years. The corruption under obama was just staggering….

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    • 55praises says:

      Dan Bongino addressed these meetings in yesterday’s (February 18) podcast. Once again it relates to Ukraine and corrupt US pressure to influence business operations there, imagine that.

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  17. Reserved55 says:

    Barry didn’t build that.

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  18. IGiveUp says:

    Bloomberg Once Called Excessive Spending on Campaign Ads ‘Obscene’

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/bloomberg-once-called-excessive-spending-on-campaign-ads-obscene/

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    • Is there anything this guy hasn’t walked back?

      March 2019: “It’s just not going to happen on a national level for somebody like me starting where I am, unless I was going to change all my views and go on what CNN calls an apology tour.”

      Next: An apology for apologizing.

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  19. Publius2016 says:

    Who knew Blago was 3 time Congressman from Illinois?

    Man’s career is ALL TIME INSIDER…Wife is Chicago Elite so makes sense…

    Surveilled by 44 and FBI DOJ SETUP…

    Mistake was not naming ValJar Senator…

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  20. Wethal says:

    For those of you concerned about the Federal Judges Association’s conference call today on Barr and Trump, please remember that is is a voluntary organization, like the American Bar Association, and not an official body.

    Cynthia Rufe, who is the president, was a Pennsylvania suburban Philadelphia state court judge, and was appointed by GW Bush. RINO in the Thornburgh/Tom Ridge tradition. If it bothers you that supposedly impartial judges are going to weigh in on a case in which they were not involved, and criticize the prosecutor for not being impartial, well, it bothers me (and I practiced law for 40 years).

    It’s another Squirrel!!

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  21. Reserved55 says:

    Don Brassiere attempts a Barry, Jesse Pelosi’s her.

    Apprx 5:15 mark

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    • cheering4america says:

      This BrazileBozo truly believes her BS.

      The economy improved under the Kenyan? Because he took us from 9+ Trillion National Debt to $20 Trillion National Debt by throwing lots and lots of taxpayer money at the problem.

      She talks about the unemployment rate: Has she TOTALLY FORGOTTEN that his administration re-defined unemployment in order to massage the numbers, or does she even understand that?

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      • InAz says:

        The video of Obamination saying……”Those jobs are never coming back. What is he (Trump) going to do….wave a magic wand?”

        Needs to be played over and over
        Obamination said many things about the economy…..and not positive things

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  22. Solomon is making people very nervous in certain quarters.
    This piece was clearly done out of fear…..of the truth.
    ———————

    The Hill’s review of John Solomon’s columns on Ukraine

    https://thehill.com/homenews/news/483600-the-hills-review-of-john-solomons-columns-on-ukraine

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Is this Ciaramella’s whistleleaker complaint?

      HuffPo put candidate Trump in the entertainment section. This is exactly why The Shill listed Solomon ‘opinion’.

      Conclusion: Cusack joins his fellow Travelers in the Communist Propaganda Campaign.

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    • willthesuevi says:

      Since Solomon left those socialist SOB’s, I refuse to read the sHill. Can’t believe I clicked that tripe.

      Not criticizing you, Clivus. It’s my own hangup.

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    • cheering4america says:

      This is an astonishing display of what DESPERATION looks like.

      At one point they tried to minimize Solomon by changing his status from a “news” reporter to an “opinion” writer. Now they are frantically trying to go back and justify/explain/rationalize every piece of real news that Solomon offered while he was at The Hill … just as you would expect from a Fake News outlet.

      fTA: “Contradicting assertions in Solomon’s columns, in Politico and in some other media reports, State Department officials, U.S. national security agencies and the Senate Intelligence Committee have concluded that Ukraine did not meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

      Well then.

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  23. sunnyflower5 says:

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  24. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  25. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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    • iswhatitis says:

      A lot of people are “laser focused” on the weekend sports on T.V.

      Doesn’t mean they get up off the couch.

      Actions speak louder than words.

      “The wheels of justice turn slowly…”

      They sure do…

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  26. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  27. Reserved55 says:

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  28. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  29. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweets

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  30. Ausonius says:

    I am surprised that FOX lets Tucker Carlson have a show: here via Breitbart is an excellent litany of politicians and companies and other elite American groups who have sold us and their souls to Chinese Communism because…well….the Chinese have paid them well in exchange for our American jobs and freedoms.

    An excerpt concerning GLOOMBERG getting wealthy from “kowtowing” to the Chinese::

    “So how about Michael Bloomberg? He’s running for President. Maybe more than anyone in America, Bloomberg represents the beliefs and values of our current aristocracy, which is by far the worst in American history, the stupidest, and the most greedy.

    Not surprisingly, Bloomberg has both kowtowed to the Chinese and gotten rich from the Chinese. He’s not embarrassed by it.

    In 2014, Bloomberg explained that actually, China’s unelected leader isn’t really a dictator.

    (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

    MICHAEL BLOOMBERG (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The Communist Party wants to stay in power in China, and they listen to the public. When the public says I can’t breathe the air — Xi Jinping is not a dictator — he has to satisfy his constituents, so he’s not going to survive.

    QUESTION: He is not a dictator?

    BLOOMBERG: No, he has — he has a constituency to answer to.

    (END VIDEO CLIP)

    CARLSON: So the Chinese dictator is not a dictator. It makes you wonder how Michael Bloomberg would govern as President or maybe it explains how he’d govern as President.

    But Bloomberg’s personal admiration for the bloodthirsty fossil in charge of the world’s largest communist country isn’t the only reason he likes China. There’s big money at stake, of course, that’s always what it’s about.

    Bloomberg’s company has enormous investments in the country and that has influenced how Bloomberg News reports on China.

    In 2013, for example, Bloomberg News was accused of killing stories that would have revealed corruption by family members of the Chinese dictator and yes, he is a dictator.

    Ben Richardson, Bloomberg Asia Editor later said he’d been told directly by leaders at his company that covering the Chinese Politburo was off limits. That’s like telling a Washington bureau chief, you can’t cover Congress because you might insult them. That’s Michael Bloomberg position.

    Just today, former Bloomberg reporter, Leta Hong Fincher wrote in “The Intercept,” about how Bloomberg’s lawyers threatened to destroy her life if she wouldn’t sign a nondisclosure agreement about the company’s censorship practices.

    But don’t take their word for it. A few years ago, Bloomberg openly admitted that he let China censor his company’s news. He actually said that on television. Here it is….”

    See:

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/02/19/carlson-as-china-has-become-more-powerful-u-s-has-become-more-dependent-our-leaders-made-that-possible/

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  31. rustybritches says:

    I think the OANN reporter said it best this morning, when he was asked about weather Barr would resign He said that he thinks that a lot of the information coming out about him being upset over P Ts tweets is misinformation He said, that it likely more about the fact that Barr is trying to do what the judge told him to do about the FISA courts and he is moving people in and out and trying to do so as quickly as possible and that seems to be causing some stress and I do think that President Trump has made his job a little harder by trying to bring out the double standard that exists in the Justice Dept but so what Don’t you think to that all of the EX people trying to get him to step down and now Comey writing an OP ED saying nasty things as usual is also telling Barr that he is over the Target and to continue on… What did he say the other day ( I will not be bullied by anyone )
    and I believe that he will do his job and continue on.

    President Trump said kind of sheepish like yesterday that he has made his job harder and will try to do better but when it comes to his tweets He will say and do what he feels is right for the
    American people and that’s been his goal from the beginning.,.
    I hope some of us heard him also say that he had found all the people that are doing the Leading and that when he wants something out there he just tells a person he knows is leaking and 6 mins later its out there so we all need to stand strong and stop playing into the nonsense of what these people say and do.
    LIke it or not Life is not a fair place and we have to have faith in those who are trying to make it more fair for those who have been treated badly..
    Thank Goodness We have Sun Dance who provides us with good common sense reporting and we stay ahead of the curve,

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  32. Speeches matter not. It’s actions that count.

    By this measure, President Trump is the best president in our lifetime.

    By this measure, at least so far, AG Barr is the worst AG in our history. With SO much evidence of the coup already in public hands and ZERO indictments, AG Barr is an accomplice to the coup plotters.

    The Department of Justice is not serving justice.

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  33. Publius2016 says:

    Judge Berman Jackson comes from Sad Clown Nancy’s hometown of Baltimore…and made her way down I95 to DC Insider after Harvard Law…

    What exactly do they teach about Sharia Like Gag Orders?

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      It gets better. Her daddy worked at John Hopkins. Do
      some reading up on the former mayor ( Holly Hobby publisher)
      and Elijah Cummings. From what I could discern, John
      Hopkins has been used by Cummings and the like as a
      spare piggy bank for a long time.

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  34. youme says:

    If you’re AG Barr and you want to clean up FBI/DOJ, is Molly Gaston the attorney you pick to handle McCabe?

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  35. Jim says:

    Remember election night 2016? We were so overjoyed and amazed at what Donald Trump and we deplorable types had accomplished. I was so so thrilled. Finally a yuge win. Going to get our country back from the nutjobs etc etc.

    And what President Trump and the good MAGA members of his administration have accomplished in this short time truly is amazing.

    1980 was my first presidential election I was able to vote in. I have waited for this President my whole adult life.

    Back to election night though. Can you imagine somebody telling us all the bull 💩 that would happen in the coming 3 years? We would have laughed them out of the room. It really has been a case of Reality being stranger than Fiction.

    God bless President Trump and the USA and our people.

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  36. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Do not forget Menendez was in attendance too.

      Menendez along with Durbin and Leahy penned a letter threatening Ukraine to cooperate with the Mueller Hoax. Murphy personally threatened Zelensky to cooperate.

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    • WRB says:

      That is probable cause to put Murphy and his pals under FISA surveillance. Probably should wiretap his wife and kids, too, because they hang out with a suspected spy.

      And they must throw some Confidential Human Sources (CHS’s) at him, and have some undercover FBI agent ask him questions, and make notes when he lies.

      And I can’t see why, after they hear a lie, the FBI should not send in 10-man SWAT team to pull his notorious, lying ass out of bed at 4 a.m., put him in cuffs, and put him in solitary confinement (for his own protection, of course.)

      You know, because it would be justice…

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  37. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  38. Which of these are the best indicator of how good a person is?
    1. What he/she says?
    2. What others say about him/her?
    3. What he/she does and accomplishes?

    I go with #3 every single time. Why? Because people lie.

    Ask yourself this question:

    What did AG Barr do and accomplish in his 1 year as AG?

    When you honestly answer this question, not the other two, you have a much better likelihood of properly estimating the trustworthiness of an individual. and specifically of AG Barr.

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  39. sunnyflower5 says:

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  40. Co says:

    Less than two weeks after a Senate trial resulted in the acquittal of President Donald Trump, a group of holdover federal judges will meet to discuss alleged inappropriate activity by the president and the Department of Justice.

    The Federal Judges Association will meet Wednesday amid accusations that Trump and the DOJ are becoming too involved in political cases, according to USA Today.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/weeks-impeachment-failure-holdover-judges-announce-emergency-meeting-trump/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee&fbclid=IwAR2m-W6pTbgQqZmv7YSq8YsChkJJhtOyJcOkBJtGreOj06mwm41uoTd1iW8

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    • You mean like when Obama, Holder and Sharpton tried to railroad Officer Darren Wilson even though the evidence proved conclusively that he told the truth? That kind of inappropriate activity?

      I don’t remember a Judges Meeting for them, even though they got a lot of cops killed–with CNN’s help, of course.

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    • Hmmm … I think I see judges who are becoming “too involved in political cases.” To the point that they feel that they’re justified in making political statements like this one.

      Of course we know that Trump will be impeached again … probably, over and over again until he smashes his opponent come November and the Democratic Party finds itself being permanently driven off the nation’s political stage.

      But, since “the law is being used as a weapon of war” at the behest of a group of radical lawyers who call themselves “Lawfare,” every case now is political, and many of the cases directly involve malfeasance on the part of law-enforcement officials … and judges.

      “The guilty run when not being chased.”

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  41. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  42. Zydeco says:

    We need more of this from everyone.

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  43. sunnyflower5 says:

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  44. sunnyflower5 says:

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  45. Nick the Deplorable says:

    Another pro Ukraine anti Trump official out.

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  46. Perot Conservative says:

    Seattle Times News:

    1. “The Seattle City Council has voted to allow up to 40 tent cities, tiny house villages, or parking lots for people living in their cars — a huge increase. And Mayor Jenny Durkan yesterday used her State of the City speech to talk about ** progress on homelessness **,

    2. along with efforts to fight gang violence and keep buses running.

    3. Boeing left debris in wing fuel tanks, sparking a need for a new wave of inspections.

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  47. sunnyflower5 says:

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