February 21st – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1128

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586 Responses to February 21st – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1128

  1. nwtex says:

    How could anyone not love this man 😊 ✨

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    • Awefense says:

      Oh man. I was there. January of 2016. Didn’t make it in. They stopped taking people in just as my group made it to the front of the line.
      I remember a steady stream of protesters coming out faster than they were letting people in.
      First time I saw people dressed up as Darth Vader and Stormtroopers walking around with banners.”The Dark Side of Politics”. $8 Bernie Bars. One of the folks in my group kept asking, “shouldn’t those be free, You do know what Bernie stands for?”.
      Good times.
      POTUS was just in Manchester, NH and I would have loved to have gone. If the Bern wins the commie nomination, POTUS should definitely come back to VT and stick it to Bernie.

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      • bofh says:

        We too were in Burlington Jan 2016 and didn’t make it in. It was a cheerful, friendly group waiting in line which we did for 2-3 hours. The only negative experience was someone from the “other side” who tried to bully a young teenager waiting in line who was too polite to fight back.

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  2. Alex Pazzo says:

    Morning.
    This got my attention. Heard the speech in passing, haven’t heard about it since.

    Trump stating that Russia got plans for supersonic missiles from Obama administration.

    “Now, at the same time, Russia and China both want to negotiate with us to stop this craziness of spending billions and billions of dollars on nuclear weapons. But the only way, until we have that agreement — the only thing I can do is create, by far, the strongest nuclear force anywhere in the world, which, as you know, over the last three years, we very much upgraded our nuclear.

    But we’re buying new. We have the super-fast missiles — tremendous number of the super-fast. We call them “super-fast,” where they’re four, five, six, and even seven times faster than an ordinary missile. We need that because, again, Russia has some. I won’t tell you how they got it. They got it, supposedly, from plans from the Obama administration when we weren’t doing it. And that’s too bad. That’s not good. But that’s how it happened. And China, as you know, is doing it.”

    https://maps.southfront.org/trump-claims-obama-administration-gave-hypersonic-technology-to-russia/

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    • Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

      Slokovo. Hillary’s pet project.

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      • MR52 says:

        Yep, Bongio has been over this several times and articles have been posted since 2018. I think Bongio has links posted on his site.

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        • steph_gray says:

          Dan recently linked CIA_rmarella to Skolkovo as well. If I remember correctly what Dan said (could easily have misheard, was multi-task-listening), the weaselblower was involved in, or perhaps just scheduling, some key Obammunist White House meetings on this and on Ukraine.

          The weaselblower has been a charter member of the coup since its inception.

          I can’t wait until the Grenell laser beam lands on Atkinson.

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  3. nwtex says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Take a peek at ‘best known millionaire socialist’ Bernie Sanders’ three homes – one in D.C. and two in Vermont – after Mike Bloomberg mocked rival for his $2M property portfolio
    20 February 2020

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8025835/Take-peak-best-known-millionaire-socialist-Bernie-Sanders-three-homes.html

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Did you sign your kids up for Bernie’s summer camp yet?

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    • farmerren says:

      Re. Bernie’s homes: That DC place has poor ‘curb appeal’.

      That’s my description of Bernie too.

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    • Lanna says:

      I saw a portion of a Peter Schweitzer interview and he said the reason Bernie’s book sales were bringing in so much money was because his campaign purchased them as promotional material. He mentioned 500,000 but I don’t know if that was the number of books purchased by the campaign or the dollar figure of the books they purchased.

      Bernie’s wife is also making money from the campaign by acting as the campaign ad buyer. She had no marketing experience and a record of bad financial decisions and dishonesty (Burlington college scandal) when she was given the job that pays her 10% to 15% of all the campaign ads.

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    • stripmallgrackle says:

      The DNC isn’t alone in the assumption that voters won’t run to the polls to elect a Socialist president.

      Nine Turner, Bernie campaign co-chair: From RedState, via The Blaze via CNN

      “There was just new polling,” said Baldwin, “because I think we do care about what the electorate thinks. There’s this new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll that found that two-thirds of the respondents said that they were actually uncomfortable with a socialist president.”

      “Well, when you break it down, Brooke,” responded Turner, “you know Shakespeare once said, ‘What’s in a name? A rose by any other name smells just as sweet.’ What is democratic socialism? It is government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

      1) I doubt many people would mistake Free Market Capitalism for Democratic Socialism.
      1b) Hearing that, “and I think we care about what the electorate thinks” is so comforting.

      More:

      “He is a democratic socialist,” Turner corrected, “and the majority of the American people, let me tell you what they comfortable with, they comfortable with Medicare for All, they’re comfortable with college for all.”

      “Nina, you keep pivoting, you gotta answer the question!” demanded Baldwin.

      “No, I’m not! I’m answering the question!” said Turner. “I might not answer it the way you want me to answer it, but I am answering the question.”

      Turner went on to accuse “some people” of trying to “demonize” the word socialism and claimed that polling could be manipulated.

      2) The bitter nib is revealed. Socialism, democratic or not, in the end tells the people what to think. Freedom is what the government says it is. The electorate will think what we tell them to think, for the good of the collective, of course.
      3) Answer the question, you double-talking nitwit.

      https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/02/21/bernie-sanders-co-chair-loses-her-mind-when-questioned-about-socialism/

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    • MR52 says:

      I looked at the site. The properties are not that impressive. They actually looked pretty run down. I wouldn’t make an issue of it. If anything, Sanders sucks at property investments for spending 2M. I would not focus on his “$2M” will make you look stupid. It is a non-issue.

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    • ecmarsh says:

      On Sander’s salary, he couldn’t afford the property taxes for those homes.

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      • MR52 says:

        Probably so, but why make an issue of it. They are crappy enough looking places that his supporters would feel sorry for him. If anything, how can you elect someone with poor investment choices to be someone to look out for your interests that is a multi-trillion dollar business. Does he take out the trash for the trash services that he uses for the Vermont house? Is that the person you want to run this country!? At his age, I would have expected him to do better. No wonder he is willing to give handouts to everyone.

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    • MR52 says:

      I did a quick browse of that report and it is second and third level inference. Something you would expect to see if you were making good money and had an financial manager managing your money. I am guess that she was loaded before she became a judge because of her Harvard background.
      I really do not see a conflict here, especially if she has an advisor that is managing her money. Connection/conflict is very weak in my view.

      There are better things to look for, if you are looking for a money trail.

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  4. gsonFIT says:

    dem schemes are getting so stupid it is like watching the Road Runner cartoons of yore. I think they are “me tooing” their party

    Beep Beep!

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  5. Dora says:

    They will never stop!

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  6. Joshua2415 says:

    Sort of related as we ponder the James Wolfe / Ali Watkins DOJ “fork in the road”. You have to wonder if “The Professional Benefits of Prostitution” is a required course at J school these days/

    “One of the journalists (referred to as journalist one)—who appeared to be in a relationship with Frese—published eight articles that contained the classified information from the reports between May and July of 2018.”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/former-defense-intelligence-agency-employee-pleads-guilty-to-leaking-classified-information-to-media_3245380.html

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    • youme says:

      The journalists are spies. Will Barr prosecute them?

      What he leaked: ( James Wolfe leaked 50 times more )

      In relation to one of the twelve times the defendant orally transmitted TOP SECRET NDI to Journalist 1, in or about mid-April to early May 2018, the defendant accessed an intelligence report unrelated to his job duties on multiple occasions, which contained NDI classified at the TOP SECRET//SCI level (“Intelligence Report 1”).

      [snip]

      On at least 30 separate occasions in 2018, the defendant conducted searches on classified government systems for information regarding the classified topics he discussed with Joumalists 1 and 2.

      “Between early 2018 and October 2019, the defendant communicated with an employee of an overseas CT consulting group (“Consultant 1”) via social media. On at least two occasions, the defendant transmitted classified NDI related to CT topics to Consultant 1, using a social media site’s direct messaging feature

      Consultant 1 was not authorized to receive classified NDI, and at all times during his communications with Consultant 1, the defendant knew that he was not authorized to transmit classified NDI to Consultant 1.”

      https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vaed.456053/gov.uscourts.vaed.456053.42.0.pdf

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      • G. Alistar says:

        The question is not whether Barr will prosecute them rather when criminals get to the US Judicial system, particularly the Washington DC courts, will they simply get a slap on the wrist for their corruption??? Unless of course unless you are a Trump supporter….then you will get the book thrown at you. No ever said draining the swamp would be easy, it appears to me that corrupt and politically biased judges may present the greatest challenge in draining it. To wit: Judge Amy B Jackson. A close second swamp draining challenge is over at the SSCI where Mark Warner and corrupt senators have the political power to protect the swamp snakes.

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  7. gsonFIT says:

    So I was waiting till the weekend to post this. I watched the dem debate to check out Bloomberg, but turned it off after the first hour because I couldn’t stomach the climate change topic. By happenstance I switched to Turner Classic Movies and of all things The original Pink Panther was on. Here is a scene from that movie that is so symbolic of the dem debate and the dem party in general:

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    • I often say that the globalist elite used the movies of the 60s and 70s, that we saw as cautionary tales, as their manual for the present dystopian disaster.

      You make an excellent case for the politicians using lunatic movie plots as their manual for success.

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  8. davidberetta says:

    I watched some of the video clips of the morons debating for the Democrat Presidential nomination.

    Wow! National embarrassment!

    One of my favorites was when the Fake Indian Fraudster literally towered over little-tyrant-Bloomberg and humiliated him like he was her misbehaving child….spanking his little white-ass on live TV!

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  9. youme says:

    This is absolute lunacy…how does Putin help Trump if there is no DNC candidate

    Barr let this go to far…it will never end…leakers are everywhere

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  10. TwoLaine says:

    Shocking. The FBI surprise strong-armed and manhandled K T McFarland too. She’s spilling the beans on F & F.

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  11. youme says:

    So Russia interfered in Iowa primary?

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    • Let the record show that 1950’s school kids never played “Duck and Cover” under their desks because “the Ecuadorians were coming.” Anytime and everytime the USA needs a booger-man, they always go to the same place even though the USSR no longer exists.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        So many of the bomb survivors told stories of seeing the explosion and going to the window for a better view, only to have the window literally blown into their face. Training children to duck and cover improves survivability by minimizing injuries and routes for contamination to get into the body. And it eases a little bit, the overwhelming load of injuries that responders have to deal with.

        Unfortunately, it did serve to scare people even more. And it has been mocked as pointless for those too close to the explosion. But then, being instantly turned into a permanent shadow in the concrete doesn’t leave any time to duck or cover, or maybe even to notice that there was a bomb.

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    • Zydeco says:

      Did the Russians skip the mid term elections? If so Dems prove they did.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      VSGPDJT needs to have some fun with this. Really lay it on thick.

      “HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!”

      “@nytimes (failing badly) should get in touch with Mueller. I hear he’s got some free time now.”

      “Mini Mike crashed and burned so badly the other night (possibly the worst debate performance ever) that MSDNC, FNYT, and Clinton News Network panicked and immediately went to their tired, old Russia(!) playbook. Sad!”

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    • Is that why the Bolshevik is leading?????

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  12. youme says:

    They just make it up….

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  13. youme says:

    Some hope…will the rats nest be cleaned out?

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  14. Leon0112 says:

    Sundance – Here is an idea for an article or two. Trace David Laufman’s activities over last few years. It seems to me that he has been in the middle of quite a bit. Of course, you could do the same with Peter Strzok, Andrew Weismann, John Brennan.

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    • dawg says:

      Im no expert but I just disagree with this notion that we need all this cheap labor to perform these manual labor jobs. If there is a need for labor, importing cheap labor that drive wages down is not the answer. The answer is research and development of automation and robotics. That in turn leads to higher wage jobs in those fields. And robots dont need health insurance, sick days, vacation, etc, etc…..We avoid flooding the country with unskilled, uneducated, non-English speaking people who refuse to assimilate and end up being totally dependent on the govt when those jobs dry up when the market inevitably develops the robotics and automation to perform those tasks.

      It seems to me that corporations just want an abundance of cheap labor to keep profits up while they get the robotics figured out.

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    • I once saw seventeen of those so-called “guest workers” walk out of a one-bedroom apartment in a tony neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, and board a mini-bus that took them to their tech jobs. (The agency which dispenses unemployment checks doesn’t employ Tennesseeans anymore …) These people have no cars, and are wholly dependent on their “sponsors” for everything.

      In short, in the eyes of the 13th Amendment, they are “indentured servants.” Just as undocumented aliens who are never given the chance to become legal are de facto “slaves.” This is a very big business called human trafficking and it is alive and well in 21st century America. Protected as usual by euphemisms and platitudes.

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      • cboldt says:

        Not so different from the coolies who built the railroads. Some fascinating legal history there too, such as the Wong Kim Ark decision.

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        • cjzak says:

          Ah yes, Wong Kim Ark. Famous during the Obama natural born citizenship eligibility days. One of the most misinterpreted cases in political history. SC should have taken it all up but they punted. Nobody on that bench wants anything to do with defining what exactly and natural born citizen actually means.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Belonged to a private / swim tennis club about 18 years ago.
        They contracted out maintenance and life guards to a pool
        management firm. One summer EVERY lifeguard was Bosnian.

        Most could speak very little if any English. Most were 15-18.
        None drove, or had visible parents to pick them up. Would see
        them waiting around forlornly for a Econoline window van to
        come pick them up. Your post about the “guest workers” made
        me think about that. Many of the members thought that something
        wasn’t right.

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        • BitchyPants says:

          Hey – at least the “legal” workers can be accounted for
          Small rental houses and apartments all over Texas are packed with illegal workers used quietly by construction companies – it is disgusting that so many young males live in such small filthy quarters and just exist to work eat & sleep

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      • TJ says:

        Human trafficking from Central America is more lucrative then drugs. “Rent-a-Kids” are recycled for immigration racketeering schemes. MS13 and “the children’s army” recruit from middles schools. The adults are promised jobs if they can make it to a sanctuary city/county/state that is also waiting to give them taxpayer “benefits”.

        Border Patrol: “Kids are being rented”
        “There’s probably many more cases like that happening across all nine southwest border sectors on any given day. Really, if you think about it, it’s human trafficking.”
        https://www.theepochtimes.com/border-patrol-kids-are-being-rented_2898301.html

        ‘All You Americans Are Fired’
        One staffing agency in Tennessee would announce — in English — that no more positions were available, and when the Americans left, hired the Hispanic immigrants.
        https://cis.org/Oped/All-You-Americans-Are-Fired

        Map 1: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States
        Updated February 5, 2020
        https://cis.org/Map-Sanctuary-Cities-Counties-and-States

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Here is the rub. The actuaries feel federal entitlements program does and WILL need social security tax from guest workers and immigrants to fund the benefits of the swelling number of retirees in America. In addition this group has a longer life expectancy that also stresses the system

      dems fear mongering (climate change, gun control etc…) has caused projected birth rate in America to decline. So a patch is to increase payroll taxes by increasing the number of workers. I don’t think this is a long term solution. Real solutions will require reducing the benefits or the age weighting of the benefits. Reducing the benefits is political suicide. We need to change the age when the benefits start.

      This is what congress should be working on. Maybe during one of his many investigations Schiff can ask Putin how he might address this issue.

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    • GB Bari says:

      The real question is whether you believe in true market based capitalism or some form of collectivism.

      If you claim to prefer market based capitalism, then you cannot refute the fact that some tasks require little to no skills and thus cannot command the same rates of pay as other tasks that require higher skillsets developed through years of formal training and or years of experience.

      When Americans reject low skilled jobs because of the relatively low rates of pay, they create a need to import workers who WILL accept those jobs.

      Market based economies will ALWAYS have low paid workers to perform low paid jobs because (a) human beings have widely differing levels of intelligence, motivation, and energy, and (b) people in market based economies develop their own sense of value and what they are willing to pay for various goods and services.

      The idea that every employer should pay their most unskilled workers living wages sufficiently high for those workers to completely support themselves is a utopian concept that is economically impossible.

      Sorry folks, low cost labor is needed because Most of y’all won’t pay $20 for a hamburger or $100 for someone to mow your quarter acre lawn. It’s a fact.

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      • cjzak says:

        We all pay for unskilled workers anyway through the benefits they get funded by our taxes because they don’t make enough to live on their own.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Not always true.

          Teens and young adults who still live in their parents’ home and take minimum-skill, part time jobs at low wages are being primarily supported by their parents or guardians. Some of these young folks are attending college which is why they cannot take full time jobs. I have first hand knowledge of this fact.

          Many low paid workers, live in very low cost housing and share living quarters to divide up rent and other living expenses. I have first hand knowledge of this fact also. What saddens me is that too often I have found some of these folks have no aspirations to self-improve and enable themselves to elevate out of their current subsistence-level lifestyles. Even when shown the steps to take, they aren’t interested. “You can lead a horse to water but cannot force it to drink” certainly applies to these situations.

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  15. Jimmy R says:

    So the Dems are going to do a few months of Trump-as-Russian-asset now, I see. Maybe Stormy, too. It’s disquieting to witness such mental illness. The Dem base is really shot through with a social hysteria. What becomes of us if about 20% of us are ill in this way?

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    • Somebody says:

      I read an article over the weekend in Business Insider I think. It’s basically a foundation for attacking POTUS on his business dealings. It was taken from NYT, some reporter spent 2 years talking to various Deutsche Bank people, this expose was the result. Mentioned the upcoming SCOTUS case regarding the subpoenas for POTUS’s financial records. So I think that’s another planned attack avenue. Didn’t Mueller already get those records?

      The gist of the story, accusations that POTUS inflated property values to secure loans, which we’ve heard before. Supposedly DB has POTUS’s tax returns going back to 2005, no accusations there just speculation they could contain irregularities. Then it ventured into the absurd, POTUS wined and dined bankers 🙄 Flew them on his plane and put them up at his resorts 🙄

      The last part was about investors. Basically they claim POTUS bought properties with little of his own $, but instead with investors $. The investors stood to profit handsomely if property was successful, but also stood to take a huge loss if it wasn’t. 🙄 Shocking no? They were investments that’s how they work, same can be said of anyone that owns stocks 🙄

      I assume at some point they plan to paint POTUS as a charlatan and maybe a tax cheat. Perhaps that will come after Stormy, maybe they think they have some bombshell October surprise, some investor that lost money or something??? Some banker that felt pressured??

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      • Garavaglia says:

        Yawn

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      • WRB says:

        I read an article …

        Congratulations.

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      • Christopher D. Johnson says:

        They’ve just described normal business dealings and are trying to paint them as criminal. If that’s criminal then every corporation and business not using entirely its own on-hand capital to fund improvements is a criminal.

        … and then I remembered we’re dealing with communists who probably DO think ordinary business dealings SHOULD be criminal. The same people who think farming is as simple as putting seeds in the ground and waiting for them to grow.

        … and then I remembered that wining and dining investors has also been done by their chosen candidate Bloomberg’s business probably daily for decades. But no problems there… because insanity doesn’t require consistency.

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        • cheering4america says:

          “… trying to paint them as criminal.”

          Why not, they try to paint his usual Executive operations as criminal?

          Guilty by insinuation, smear, association, skewing and inference. Pretty broad brush strokes.

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        • Somebody says:

          I agree wholeheartedly, all sounded like normal business dealings to me, but they tried to insinuate he was sketchy.

          I only posted as a heads up, because this appears to be something else in the pipeline. That kind of tripe will play well with certain segments, but most of them are Bernie bros and the View audience so probably not POTUS’s demographic.

          The MSM will be sure to play it up, maybe Schiff or Nadler will hold hearings 🙄

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  16. OhNoYouDont says:

    Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One while traveling to Nevada from a Colorado campaign rally that Collins is among the candidates in the running to be nominated to fill the position that has not had a permanent occupant since Dan Coats resigned last August.

    The president on Wednesday named Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the acting intelligence chief, replacing Joseph Maguire, who also served in an acting capacity since Coats’s departure. The director oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies.

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  17. Sherri Young says:

    An IC tidbit that may be worth pondering:

    The Senate executive calendar for Monday, Feb 24th has been posted and it is chock full of nominations to be considered. Interestingly, Senator Grassley has once again given notice that he intends to object to the nomination of William Evanina’s appointment as Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center at the ODNI, a position Evanina has occupied for several years. Evanina is an Obama holdover. His position pretty much makes him the nation’s top spymaster.

    https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/executive_calendar/xcalv.pdf

    IIRC, Evanina is the “decider” at ODNI who is the actual clas/declas authority. Grassley’s objection has been that Evanina has not shared with the Senate the documents and other intel that has been requested.

    Here is a darned good article about Evanina and issues in the IC.

    https://freebeacon.com/national-security/controversial-counterintelligence-nominee-on-hold-in-senate/

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  18. Soviet Judge Amy Schumer-Jackson:

    “The truth still exists. The truth still matters. Roger Stone’s insistence that it doesn’t—his belligerence, his pride in his own lies—are a threat to our most fundamental institutions, to the very foundation of our democracy. He was not prosecuted, as some have complained, for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president. This is not campaign hijinks. This is not Roger just being Roger.”

    Corrupt Obama Judge Shelly Berman-Jackleg attacks Stone personally–and then silences him, permitting no response. She should apologize for running a crooked kangaroo jury on him instead.

    The man has been tried, convicted and sentenced and she still has him gagged, stealing his inherent First Amendment Right to speak. What a scumbag, What a corrupt tyrant. What a political hack. She’s a criminal in robes. In a town full of them.

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    • But Trump’s strategy is to let people like this hang themselves – which they very quickly do. There are various people in DC and elsewhere who believe what Lawfare, Inc. teaches: that “the Law is a weapon of war,” and you use it to attack your enemies. This judge, like the others, will be hoisted by her own words and actions.

      It is quite clear that she is not “impartially judging the case and administering justice with a level hand.” And this will become very clear to others, and to her superiors.

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      • Yes–everything she said was her own mirror image. It is “her belligerence, her pride in her own lies—that are a threat to our most fundamental institutions, to the very foundation of our democracy.” She is “covering up for a president”–Obama. “This is not campaign hijinks. This is not Amy just being Amy.”

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        • I think that Trump is being very astute in letting the cases against Stone and Flynn proceed, but under ever-increasing scrutiny. Sydney Powell is casting light on the corrupt Lawfare process better than any “pardon” ever could. The entire world of Justice is now focused on this judge, Judge Sullivan, and the many others like them. And it doesn’t like what it sees. The President shines the baleful light of truth upon it, 150 words at a time. While holding his fire and keeping his powder dry.

          Yes, three things I can see about this man Trump: (1) I wouldn’t want to play golf with him, and (2) I wouldn’t want to try to do business against him. But on the other hand (3) if he was my friend, he would be a fiercely loyal friend.

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        • Joemama says:

          Yup, classic Alinsky tactics: accuse your opposition of the crimes that you have in fact committed

          She is a cultural marxist.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      I keep thinking that there must be a legal remedy for him to reclaim his right to discuss the case. What she’s done is unspeakably outrageous. That no “liberals” have come out to condemn it is a testimony to their corruption.

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    • cjzak says:

      Does he have no other options for another trial? Seems she has the say so whether he can get one. What other recourse does he have? Seems unfair she can dictate whether he can appeal when there was a corrupt juror who lied to get on that jury.

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  19. Og Oggilby says:

    The President comments on the Roger Stone case at yesterday’s Hope for Prisoners graduation ceremony….

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  20. MAGADJT says:

    Why do people even acknowledge the latest Russia Russia Russia hysteria? This is a prime example of beating a dead horse. No one will pay it any attention and the vast majority of voters will be rolling their eyes at this.

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  21. Dora says:

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    • The WikiPedia page on “defunct American political parties” is quite interesting because it is actually quite a long list. (It used to be the case that we had far more than two viable parties.) Today, I’m watching in slow motion as the Democratic Party, Inc. adds itself to that list. The world of American politics changed very fundamentally and permanently in 2016, and they did not. Donald J. Trump rewrote what “the Office of the President of the United States” hereafter will be. More books will be written about this President than were written about Abraham Lincoln or FDR. And the Democratic Party does not comprehend. Nay, it chooses not to.

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  22. Bubby says:

    FTA “The claim sounded like something from Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) or Rachel Maddow or any number of Russian collusion propagandists: “He was not prosecuted for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”

    Those words, however, were not uttered on MSNBC but rather in a federal courtroom by Amy Berman Jackson, a U.S. district court judge seated in the nation’s capital, whose job is to ensure the fair administration of justice based on the rule of law. The “he” Jackson was referring to is Roger Stone, a Trump confidant; the “president,” of course, is Donald Trump.

    Now, Stone wasn’t charged with covering up for the president nor did the indictment against him suggest as much. There was nothing to “cover up” as election collusion is a fantasy concocted by the Democrats and the news media. But the Obama-appointee was on a roll; facts, at that point, didn’t matter to Jackson. (In a tweet Thursday morning, Schiff echoed Jackson’s evidence-free remark, claiming Stone “did it to cover up for Trump.”)”

    This is egregious conduct by a Federal Judge! Chief Justice Roberts there are no obama judges you sir are a total ass! No wonder she keeps getting cases related to the coup attempt! No Republican or conservative will ever get justice in her courtroom!!! She should be impeached and removed from office but that will never happen. Interesting that none of the new Federal Judges appointed by President Trump get any of these significant cases?

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    • Oh, as long as this woman continues to open her mouth, her days as a Federal Judge are destined to become quite short. Watch…

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      • Remington says:

        Mike….’Hoping that’s true. but what would be the mechanism to …terminate…this creature? Who would have to take the lead?

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        • cboldt says:

          House can impach on a simple majority.
          If 2/3rds of the senate votes to convict, she’s out as a judge. Then she can run for Congress. See Alcee Hastings example.
          Her job is safe. She can do whatever she wants to in her courtroom, and she is far from the “worst” judge in the federal system.

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    • cjzak says:

      How does she get away with this? Who can take her to task over deliberately misstating or insinuating the reason Stone was charged with a crime? Cover up? Where is that issue anywhere in his case. Who over sees this judge? Barr? Somebody needs to step in here asap.

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      • Bubby says:

        The Chief Justice should is my opinion but as a NeverTrumper he couldn’t be bothered with the FISA Court corruption let alone discipline a Federal Judge he probably agrees with?

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  23. Great news!

    Kash Patel, Trump supporter and he helped Nunes write memo, will help ODNI clean house https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/breaking-pro-trump-nsc-staffer-kash-patel-tapped-to-serve-as-senior-advisor-to-grenell-to-clean-house-at-odni/

    Trump is a genius. When he can’t go through the front door, he’ll use the back door (acting nominees that would never get through the appointment / using emergency funding for the wall).

    Hope we soon see a lot of declassification and sunlight!

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    • beach lover says:

      Plus he helped write Lee Smith’s excellent book on the FISA scam. Kash knows where all the bodies are buried, and as Nunes main staffer, he has also seen the good stuff. Dem’s heads are exploding… look for the smears to begin.

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  24. Zippy says:

    Insanity normalized…

    On Leaving the Golden State

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2020/02/20/on-leaving-the-golden-state/

    The fabled Ventura Highway is all that separates my artist loft from the beach where surfing first came to the United States. Both my balcony and front patio face the freeway at about eye level and I could easily smack a tennis ball right on to the ever busy 101. Access to the beach and boardwalk is very important to a Tourist Town such as mine and I can see one underpass from my balcony and another underpass from the patio. Further up the street are two pedestrian bridges. Both have been recently remodeled so that people can not use it to kill themselves by leaping down into traffic. The traffic, just like the spice, must flow and the elites that live here do not like to be inconvenienced as they dart about between Malibu and Santa Barbara.

    Another feature of living where I live would have to be the homeless, the insane and the drug addicts that wander this particular neighborhood. The authorities estimate that there are more than 1100 homeless in and around my part of town but unless you too live in such a neighborhood, it can be hard to imagine so I’ll do my best to explain. Please humor me while I tell you what that looks like from ground zero.

    As I wait for my morning coffee to brew, I can see the more industrious homeless pushing or pulling their junk carts from under the overpass where they spent the night. During the day, these guys will scoop up anything of value that is not nailed down. Others that I can see have their signs and will go panhandle where the tourists must exit the freeway.

    Once my coffee is brewed, my cat and I go hang out on the patio where I may or may not have to chase someone away that is stealing electricity as for some crazy reason all the homeless have smart phones and other electric gadgets but few means to charge them. From my patio on the 2nd floor landing, I can look down into the central courtyard and, if early enough in the day, sometimes see people crawling out of the bushes so as to relieve themselves against a wall.

    Making this problem worse is the fact that I live around a bunch of retired hippies and there is no one on Earth less capable of doing anything than a hippie. One thing that many of them have not figured out is that they should lock down their WiFi. Frankly, the quickest way to attract the kind of person that would steal a cat toy, potted plant, bicycle or everything out of your car is to have a neighbor or two broadcasting free WiFi. It is like offering Zombies brain pudding. It makes everything worse.

    As for me, I work from home and try to spend as much time as possible during the day outside. After all, it is the reason I live here as it rarely rains, we have no insects to speak of and it is pretty much 72 degrees each and every day of the year. Living here and not going to the beach every day would simply be a crime but going to the beach puts me face to face with some people that should, by all accounts, be in an asylum.

    The asylum crowd is easy to spot as they tend to wear everything they own even when it is warm outside. Another sign is how filthy they are. Now, you might be saying that of course they are filthy because they are homeless but that shouldn’t be the case as there are quite a few charities that gives clothes to the homeless or allows them to use a laundromat for free. I have a neighbor that plays guitar to entertain the homeless the first Tuesday of every month at a laundromat that serves the homeless and does so for free. Also, there are free public showers all up and down the beach.

    Perhaps this anecdote will help put things in perspective: My daughter is out walking by herself but it is only 8 in the evening so she isn’t all that worried about late night criminal elements. She told me that she heard a noise and looked to see a bearded filthy barefoot half starved shirtless man running towards her from out of an alley. My daughter runs marathons and was able to easily outrun this man but she told me that the worse part was that the guy had both of his arms cut off at the elbows.

    Luckily for her she had spent 5 years living in a tiny former hotel room right on Sunset and Vine in the center of Hollywood which is the capital of crazy in the United States. Living and working in the center of Hollywood with no car put her right out with the crazies and made her streetwise and an expert on crazy. Frankly, any normal person not used to such things might have froze like a deer in the headlights seeing an armless lunatic howling their way towards them but my girl is a pro. Anyway, the question that both my daughter and I had was why the authorities did not sweep this guy up off of the street. Clearly he was armless, hungry and out of his mind.

    Let us talk about the authorities for a moment. What exactly are they doing to help? First, they threw open the borders and created sanctuary cities so that people that do not belong here can not be molested by law enforcement. Next, they decriminalized camping in public. People camping in public need something to do to while away the hours so they decriminalized drugs even going so far as to give away free needles. If that were not enough, they decriminalized theft up to $950 per day. This way any homeless person can walk into any business and brazenly steal whatever they wish without any fear of being sent to jail.

    Finally, they’ve arranged things such that the police will no longer respond to 911 calls pertaining to vandalism or burglary. You can watch from your bedroom window as a homeless person smashes your car windshield with a rock so as to ransack your car and if you call 911 it will be YOU that is in trouble for tying up their emergency line as someone vandalizing and robbing your car is a non-emergency and not worthy of any kind of response. Isn’t that wonderful?

    Having lived in such insanity for 11 years has me wondering if I can ever really leave California behind. Has it changed me? After all, the people around me that I’ve spent time with honestly believe in UBI, that men can have babies, trans athletes, open borders, free everything, Communism, drag queen library time and that the Earth will be destroyed in 12 years because AOC says so. I’ve watched grown adults dress themselves and their children up as vaginas and parade around in our streets. The worst was being told that I was a “racist” for believing that anyone of any race can achieve their goals if they work hard. After all, “only a privileged white racist” could express something so outrageous.

    I’m afraid that the one thing I will be carrying with me out of California is a numbness to human suffering. I am very worried that I will not be able to leave that numbness behind but only time will tell. I do understand that the numbness is a defense mechanism that helps me deal with the reality of Southern California. After all, you have to be numb to watch a 70+ year old woman that looks like your grandma defecating by the recycling bin. You have to be numb in order to casually step over someone passed out on the sidewalk. You have to be numb to walk past the once attractive woman that is now toothless and having a loud argument with a tree. You have to be numb to pop on Netflix while knowing that just a few hundred yards away is a homeless encampment in the dry river bottom that has hundreds of men and women sleeping in the tangles near the salt marsh. I have become comfortably numb. I didn’t before but I now 100% understand what that means.

    In a few short days I will take the Ventura Highway out of town and out of California. On a positive note, my $3200 a month artist loft (parking and utilities not included) is now available to rent. What a deal, huh?

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    • bleep21k says:

      @Zippy – My oldest daughter (30) just recently MOVED BACK to Toledo, Ohio, after living in Cali (North Hollywood) about 1 year – yeah, she’s very happy running her own health and nutrition business.

      As Dad, I held the “I told you so…” lol.

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      Great post. I continue to marvel at why people of good will, common sense and a love of America can remain in a state like Kalifornia. At some (earlier and earlier given the trajectory of the “culture” there) point all the touted “virtues” of climate, terrain, “sophistication” (tongue-in-cheek) etc. would seem to pale compared to the totalitarianism that has taken over there.

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      • 180daysofkindergarten says:

        Wow, great description. Up here in Portland, same. It is spot on that your ability to have any sympathy or empathy diminishes to the point where you wonder if you have the ability anymore. Life in America with liberalism completely unchecked.

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        • jumpinjarhead says:

          Of course, the great northwest used to be known for many positives, including self-reliance and love of freedom. Then came the California migration in the 80s and now look at the result. Sad.

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      • Pegm says:

        We left my home state in October. Broke my heart, but Gruesome and his overreaching edicts were too much. Will miss the natural beauty, wildlife, family and friends, but God had a hand in this move, so here we are in Idaho. Yesterday a small group of us transplants went to a restaurant for breakfast wearing our Trump hats and T shirts. Got only good reactions, from smiles to people coming over to our table to chat. One guy running for sheriff. Totally unreal experience for us. We grinned our way out of there.😁

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        • jumpinjarhead says:

          If only the others migrating from political hellholes like CA and NY would leave their destructive ideologies there. Sadly, as we see here in GA, far too many of them get here and immediately try to change things to the same things they escaped from.

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    • Aviatrix says:

      I’ve lived in Malibu 30 years and have experienced the changes after former governor Gray Davis increased the government workers’ pensions. The unions turned our beautiful state into a Democrat nightmare, and approved all sorts of laws to increase taxes and give it to illegals. We live in such a beautiful place, We can’t leave. We figure if we moved to a no state tax state, we’d spend the savings coming back to Malibu. It’s a difficult choice, but we’re staying…

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    • WRB says:

      A bit long, but captured by this one line

      a homeless person smashes your car windshield with a rock so as to ransack your car and if you call 911 it will be YOU that is in trouble for tying up their emergency line

      That is living the dream…

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    • Debra says:

      That numbness? The writer has achieved it, just like the forlorn people he describes, and all without the drugs a large percentage of these homeless people use to induce their own numbness. I guess that’s a ‘win’ . . .?

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    • cheering4america says:

      I know we’re not supposed to, but thank you for posting the whole article. Very thought-provoking from a first person perspective, and I just can’t imagine living that way.

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  25. StanH says:

    One thing to always remember about Team Parasite aka democrat party they are dumb as stumps. They’ve bought into the Russian narrative because if they don’t their greatest fear may come to pass, they may have to get a job. You want to scare the hell out of a Marxist/democrat/snowflake, give them work boots and an alarm clock.

    The point is if they have to spew and believe provable nonsense to keep the government cheese flowing, so be it. They finally have their hero Bernie the king of the bums in the lead, their Proletariat Abyss could finally be at hand.

    Finally, the veil is down and we will have a real distinction between the two parties.

    KAG! …by finally crushing the Marxist scum that we’ve allowed free range for far to long.

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  26. mark says:

    How about pardons for all people convicted of a crime that involved evidence at trial submitted by or testimony by FIB agents!!

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    • In due time, pardons can be meted out. But first you have to expose the corrupt processes themselves and “the process” is the very best way to do that. Along with gumshoe investigators like Horowitz and ferocious prosecutors like Durham (and Barr). You flush them out, force them to speak, and hold their words and actions up against the truth. As for the sovereign prerogative of pardon: “hold your fire and keep your powder dry.”

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      • mark says:

        I know Mike and thanks for the reply but my heart goes out to all of the innocent people behind bars. How’s the old saying go? “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” Benjamin Franklin

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  27. The Russians™ write about the “Russian interference” claims: 😎

    https://www.rt.com/russia/481381-trump-us-russia-paranoia-elections/

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  28. Joe K says:

    Gaetz’s D10 moment
    If you didn’t see Rep Gaetz on The View–check it out. He goes thru them like a CAT D10 bulldozer. Take heart folks the Republic remains in good hands with our team

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    • jumpinjarhead says:

      Great analogy!

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    • gabytango says:

      While attempting to watch, unfortunately, my blood pressure skyrockets listening to these VILE women….I stopped after Joy Behar: “Grenell would be one step before an ISIS attack,” and then Hostin with, “Don’t you think there should be a review or curbing of the Presidenti’s pardons?” I.JUST.CANNOT.

      The Left infuriate me by constantly attempting to “curb” this President from doing what’s BEST for our Country! Tying his hands, obstructing what are obviously good policies for our country i.e. the “War Powers” (hopefully Matt learned his lesson) and now “curbing” the Pardons???

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Has The View cleared their opinions with The InterAgency Concensus Agency in D.C., and most specifically with The Vindman Twins?
      The View may be up for treason charges.
      The View should be afraid, very afraid.

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  29. youme says:

    Most are tourists who are getting the fines…welcome to the swamp
    D.C. has long been considered one of the most onerous places in the country for traffic fines, seeing a steady climb year to year in tickets issued and revenue generated. But recently the District broke into stunning new territory, issuing more than $1 billion in tickets in just three years.

    I don’t know another local jurisdiction in the entire nation that has generated as much money from traffic tickets, parking tickets and moving violations,” said John Townsend, Public Relations Manager of AAA Mid-Atlantic. “That tells us that things are out of control and out of hand in the District of Columbia.

    https://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/dc-issues-a-record-1-billion-in-traffic-and-parking-tickets

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  31. bessie2003 says:

    RSBN is live now in Las Vegas. The Rally is at 12 noon Vegas time, so 3 pm East Coast time. Nice crowd already in line.

    https://rsbnetwork.com/2020/02/%f0%9f%94%b4-president-donald-trump-keep-america-great-rally-live-in-las-vegas-nv-2-21-20/

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  32. youme says:

    Spoken like a true democrat:

    Korea will be on lockdown in a few weeks…Japan also

    As recently as January 31, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in refused to ban flights from China

    “South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Thursday cautioned against succumbing to “fear and hatred” surrounding the epidemic. “We’re not only up against the virus. We also need to stand firm against excessive anxiety and vague fears,” he said.”

    And now:

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  34. Here is Mike Bloomberg at his most despicable- bragging about pimping out his daughter. Unbelievable.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/michael_bloomberg_girldad_of_the_year.html

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  35. TexSwede says:

    Considering the new Russian hoax news out of the IC and the Times, a few thoughts. For a moment, let’s assume the first iteration of the Russian interference investigation was properly founded (it wasn’t). That becomes the new baseline for initiating a counterintelligence investigation including FISA warrants against your political opponents. Therefore, the Trump administration/FBI/DOJ should have already initiated the following investigations and wiretaps:
    1. Hillary Clinton – we have her on video asking the Chinese to help hack/find Trumps tax returns. Clearly this request for a foreign government to help gather dirt on a political opponent is a basis for a FISA warrant to surveil Hillary and those with which she has contact (the 2 hops).
    2. Joe and Hunter Biden – we have evidence that the Biden’s financial relationships with China and Ukraine that may endanger our national security. We have Joe on record saying the Chinese are not a threat to us and our fears are unfounded. We need to be certain his position is not due to his financial rewards.
    3. Bernie – a history of admiration of the Soviet Union, communism, Venezuela, etc. Enough said.
    4. Mayor Pete – his past support of socialist philosophy and Bernie establishes the minimum predicate.
    There are a number of other persons that also meet this threshold (e.g., all the FBI players, Brennan, Clapper, etc.). If these facts are insufficient to meet the FISC requirements, we treepers can form a firm – let’s call it Fission BS – and I am sure we can come up with dossiers that meet the FBI’s past criteria to gain these warrants.

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    • To properly win the election, Trump needs to spend the next eight months looking up the receipt numbers for every time anyone who can spell the names of any of these candidates ordered a chicken sandwich for lunch. He should pore over these details obsessively and engage foreign governments to help him do it … 👀👀

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  36. Mark W says:

    Instead Of Whining About “Russian Election Interference”, Democrats Should Be Searching For A Winning Nominee
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/instead-of-whining-about-russian-election-interference-democrats-should-be-searching-for-a-winning-nominee/

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  37. OhNoYouDont says:

    Instead of running for President, #MiniMike should star as Mr. Douglas on the remake of “Green Acres”. It reflects his New York City farming knowledge.

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  38. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  41. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  42. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  43. Todd says:

    Recent reports that Russia is attempting to meddle in the 2020 elections in preference for President Donald Trump have been “mischaracterized,” CNN’s Jake Tapper reported Friday.

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  44. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • Landslide says:

      Sorry, Mr. President. This is not great. This is not something to celebrate and promote.

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      • Joe Blow says:

        I often find myself getting annoyed at other Christians who either don’t like or are highly critical of POTUS for his tweeting, mannerisms, etc. They expect their president to be a born-again believer when I can’t imagine we’ll ever have another president who is. At the same time, it’s very difficult to see this man whom I admire & love supporting something that is so explicitly against the Lord, whom I admire & love more than any man.

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  46. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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