Key Intelligence Aide Joins Acting DNI Richard Grenell – Mandate: “Clean House, Top to Bottom”…

Kash Patel previously worked as Devin Nunes’ senior staffer on the House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI).  It was Patel who was the lead author of the Nunes memo exposing corrupt conduct of the FBI and DOJ officials during Crossfire Hurricane.

Patel joined the National Security Council’s International Organizations and Alliances directorate last February and was promoted to the senior counterterrorism role at the NSC mid-summer 2019.  According to recent reporting Patel is now joining Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell as a Senior Advisor and Catherine Herridge is reporting the objective is to ‘clean house‘.

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235 Responses to Key Intelligence Aide Joins Acting DNI Richard Grenell – Mandate: “Clean House, Top to Bottom”…

  1. fanbeav says:

    Demote every Obama sycophant!

    Liked by 19 people

  2. T X says:

    Clean house?
    Like, with a flamethrower?

    Liked by 29 people

  3. Nigella says:

    This is super good news

    Liked by 15 people

  4. The Devilbat says:

    Obama fired every single Bush holdover. President Trump made a mistake by not firing every single Obama holdover.

    Liked by 33 people

    • dawg says:

      He sure did, and it was a BIG mistake, almost a fatal one.

      We were saying it in my circles the moment he won the election, that he needs to fire basically everyone on Day 1.

      I guess PT thought people were reasonable and would work with him. I think PT was very naive in that regard.

      Liked by 14 people

      • zozz1 says:

        Maybe not a mistake. If he had fired them, they would simply be gone, with no consequences for their swampiness. If Trump’s goal is to drain the swamp, then it requires exposure…the swamp creatures need to be hung out to dry in the light…for all to see. If…IF…this is the beginning of the collapse of the corruption, and the entire evil structure is brought down (Samson in the Temple), then it will all have been worth the wait. Exposure and destruction of all the liars’ narratives before the election would be perfect timing….and Trump could begin his second term with his adversaries having been destroyed. The corrupt structure includes the Schiffs and Warners and Pelosis of the world, and if they are brought down, then we get the House and an even larger Senate majority…and Trump will have clear sailing. Clear the decks for action!!

        Liked by 17 people

        • zorrorides says:

          I wanna LIVE in this world !

          Liked by 4 people

        • TradeBait says:

          Bingo, zozz1. Firing immediately allows them to send in replacements to fill jobs who would have ready to take up where the others left off. Better to find where all the bodies are buried along with the puppet masters.

          Liked by 4 people

        • CharterOakie says:

          Bingo!

          Liked by 1 person

        • James Carpenter says:

          We share the same suspicion.
          Without letting the Swamp try to work their magic, they wouldn’t have exposed themselves as they have.
          And while this was risky and cost much time, how else were you and I and everyone else supposed to have been brought to such a thorough understanding of what had become of our “government”?
          Beginning that draining the swamp starting at day one simply required a strategy that most couldn’t have guessed at. The Swamp certainly didn’t.

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        • scrap1ron says:

          President Trump’s rope-a-dope. Float like a butterfly, sting like an atom bomb.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Dutchman says:

          Besides, Obama had a MASSIVE program of ’embedding’; take a political operative, in a political appointee job (so that next guy can fire) and TRANSFER them to the career service, where they can’t be fired.

          And McConnell didn’t do anything to stop it.

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      • Fools Gold says:

        Frankly I like the idea of exposing swamp rats to the public for what they are. My POTUS has been doing that since day 1 while Winning, Winning, Winning! That is the strategy imho. It’s up to us voters to win back the house and expand the R senate conservatives in 2020. Do that and MAGA. My POTUS will unleash hell upon all of the exposed rats after 2020 imho.

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      • Naive indeed. Kellyanne even said that exact thing in a recent interview.

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    • Toenail says:

      I am not a real fan of copying Obama actions. Maybe there is something to the idea of giving them the rope to hang themselves. The American people have watched the hanging and no longer need to be convinced of who the black hats really are.

      Liked by 10 people

      • J says:

        I am a believer in the idea that President Trump has used the last three years to remove any traces of doubt from the public consciousness that the entire Democrat cabal is crooked, treasonous, depraved, anti Constitution and anti American thugs. It was the only road to completely draining the swamp.

        If he hadnt been patient his work on our behalf would have only lasted until the next election.

        This is the same reason I am being patient with Barr. President Trump knows the stakes better than any of us and I believe he is waiting for the mandate we will give him in November to fully prosecute the Washington filth.

        He has caught them all. This can never happen to another President. My trust in these words is unwavering.

        We all worry what happens post Trump. Our genius President has it under control. Our government come January 2025 will be fundamentally and completely transformed back to the original intent of our founders.

        God Bless America and protect the Peoples Champion so that we may thrive and lead the world to its salvation.

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      • CharterOakie says:

        I agree. I think he deliberately left known “resistance” people in place in order to uncover their wider networks. E.g. Ciaramella, Vindman & Co.

        “I caught them all.”

        Liked by 6 people

      • Randolph Scott says:

        O’jackass is not the on President that fired all the previous staff. That has been going on forever. Firing the scum is NOT copying O’jackass.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      I think before he left Obama turned a huge number of political appointees into career civil servants, stroke of the pen. Which makes them very difficult to remove without hyper probable cause.

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    • trapper says:

      It is not a valid comparison. Actually, there is nothing to compare Trump’s presidency to.

      Who would he replace them with? Republican establishment types? Old Bushies? Uniparty Republicrats? And just how was he supposed to tell the real from the fake? He thought he had some people he could count on in Kelly, Tillerson, and others who betrayed him and continue to. You get the picture. There was no standing pool of credentialed deplorables from which to draw. Trump did the best he could with the people he had to work with. And yes, masks have now fallen and true colors have been revealed, so now it is time to act.

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      • Remington says:

        May be difficult to fire, but you can sure as hell reassign to other….outposts….no sushi bars, no stinkin starbucks…Adak Alaska comes to mind….Minot. Plenty of fun places

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        • mark says:

          Yes Remington that’s the way to do it, reassignments. We’re gonna open an outpost in Antarctica, and a new one in Benghazi and the one we have in Russia needs some people also we need replacements for the people we brought home from Cuba. Reassignments and now your gonna have to earn your pay!

          Remember what Mueller did to the FIB field agents, moved those who knew the territory from their homes to DC. Time for pay back. DON’T LET UP!!!

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        • WRB says:

          This reminds me, during the Colorado Springs rally, POTUS announced that the Bureau of Land Management headquarters is being moved from D.C. to Grand Junction, CO

          The BLM has more than 10,000 employees, and lots of them are probably in D.C. And a lot of them will not relocate. That is how you downsize an organization.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Your post is, I believe, the most accurate explanation. The President himself said almost as much in an early 2017 interview (with Hannity or Limbaugh, I cannot recall right now).

        I refuse to criticize PDJT for those early missteps, because that’s just cheap Monday morning quarterbacking. President Trump is sharp as a tack, learned very quickly and has come up to speed and gone well beyond, better than anyone else ever would have, IMHO.

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    • Vince says:

      Realistically what could he have done? He is a true outsider with no base of support within DC. On inaguration day he could count all the people he could trust on his two hands, and most of that was family.
      Any new CEO taking over a company meets the same resistance. This is nothing unique.

      President Trump is on offense now. This move will clear a lot of rot away and expose a lot of corruption to the sunlight. People like McConnel and Barr can’t operate in sunlight.

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    • dd_sc says:

      In part because Obama changed the rules and made it easy for a lot of his people to transition into civil service jobs and embed within the bureaucracy.

      Thomas Lifson (American Thinker) wrote what are now some prophetic essays about how that would play out if a Republican were elected president.

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    • Guessed says:

      I doubt that Donald Trump, as sharp as he is, made a conscious decision not to fire Obama holdovers. He came to Washington DC as a true outsider, and simply did NOT have “binders of men/women” who wanted to leave the private sector and work in the swamp of the federal government. He also did not have a lot of conventional Republican office holders who were eager to work for him, and finally, it did not help that the Senate slow-rolled the picks he made.

      He had to count on a small number of loyalists such as Jeff Sessions, who turned out to be a dud, to fill key positions, and had to take advice from Republican swamp dwellers who did not have his interests as their second priority (after the Constitution). So, we get investigations and impeachment, and passive aggressive “resistance” to his policies for 3 years.

      Now, he has developed a bench of people who are loyal and likely willing to work in DC for PDJT and execute his policies.

      The second term will hopefully be much better, especially if we can turn out the Democrats in the House and bolster the Republican majority in the Senate.

      Or, so I hope.

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  5. freepetta says:

    Throw the Obama 🐷 leftovers to janitorial services. Make them clean up after Schiff 💩 his bikini 👙 underwear!

    Liked by 6 people

  6. Magabear says:

    This is good news to hear on a Friday afternoon. 👍🙂

    Liked by 14 people

  7. FofBW says:

    Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead.

    Even if PT did nothing he would still be accused of all the evils of the Demmings.

    So the Demmings, without realizing, have given PT the go ahead.

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  8. Sammy Hains says:

    This is great but it’s about 3 years too late.
    President Trump squandered his first term on allowing the Swamp to fester.

    Liked by 3 people

    • dawg says:

      Well thats a bit of a stretch considering what he has accomplished but I think its fair to say that “not firing more people allowed the swamp to fester and therefore HINDERED his first term.”

      Liked by 5 people

      • Sammy Hains says:

        I think it’s nothing compared to what he could have achieved if he would have fired absolutely everyone he could in DC and recruited regular Americans from across the country to staff his administration.

        Liked by 1 person

        • grlangworth says:

          Fire and chaff from ineffectual chihuahua bureaucrats provided a substantial amount of agitation and camouflage behind which one of the most successful “Promises Made, Promises Kept” records in history was achieved. In my opinion, for what it’s worth, PDJT’s second term with control of both Houses of Congress will be the time for warp speed.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Can’t recall his name, but there was a Historian PDJT gave unprecedented access to, from early in his administration.

            Paraphrasing, he theorised one of PDJT’s most effective and impactful efforts, was the “abolish one regulation, for every new one” (or whatever it was. My recollection is he got rid of 8 for every one).

            Anyway, this SHOULD have been anethema to the liberals, deep staters, and even Rinos.

            But, he theorises they were so focused on Muh Russia/Mueller, etc. that they hardly noticed, and PDJT encountered no serious, organised resistance to his implementing this policy.

            Food for thought, as given his accomplishments, its hard to say “the resistance” has had much real success.

            A few, TEMPORARY, phyric successes, is all. Not much of a resistance, really

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        • dawg says:

          I hear you, I just think to say it was “squandered” is exaggerating.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Rob says:

          That would have risked turning too many good folks against him.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Gary says:

          We can talk “could have should have would have” all day long, measure what he has already done against those before him.

          Liked by 4 people

        • Exfiltration of Wealth says:

          I deeply and profoundly regret not having cast a write in ballot for “Sammy Hains” for president in 2016. Can you imagine how much more wonderful everything would have been if we all had? The mind reels……………………oh, yeah, I almost forgot…. /s

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      • rmramerica says:

        The cleaning of the DC bureaucracy could not have happened immediately by Trump. He is not a professional politi-crate. He is not from this culture nor does he personally know enough people to staff a Presidential Office. Today, he has learned from first hand experience who to trust, who to doubt and who to consider a real enemy. That’s why, given his already extraordinary first term, his second term, unlike his 8 year term predecessors (Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Obama) Trump’s second term will be the first modern day President’s successful experience. No president since Eisenhower has been successful with a second term, No one, including Reagan.

        Trump will have a full wind to his back and a Republican Congress for his second term. Tax reconstruction, trade agreements, judge appointments, infrastructure projects and a full push to re-establish a “people first” culture in DC will be a monumental Presidential accomplishment. Rushmore is not big enough.

        Wait, the “best is still to come” and don’t think the professional political class in DC doesn’t suspect/know it. They do, and it brings them nightmares. The “boogeyman” has come to town. KAG!

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      • paper doll says:

        The problem is he had GOPe types like Reince Priebus to run things and trusted Paul Ryan. Not only did they not think he would win, they didn’t think he would last. Reince Priebus and others brought in every never Trump hater they could find to fill even the empty jobs, much less the can’t fire jobs. I think PT kept thinking he would be accepted….But there are folks who will never do so…no matter the successes in spite of their back stabbing.

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    • James F says:

      The first term is not over yet.

      It is better timing for it to climax right before the 2020 election than to have happened three years ago and be long forgotten about by most people when it comes time to vote.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Sammy Hains says:

        Well, we’re not going to see any results from this or whatever Barr and Durham are doing until President Trump’s second term. And if President Trump somehow doesn’t get elected, then all the bodies stay buried.

        I supported the election of George W. Bush in 2000 for one reason, and one reason only: I THOUGHT that all of the Clinton crimes would finally be exposed and prosecuted. Instead Bush helped cover them up. I had many reasons to support President Trump’s election, but yes, one of them was that all of the Clinton crimes would finally be exposed and prosecuted… 😞

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    • grumpyqs says:

      The Swamp did fester Sammy, but they also exposed themselves much more than we first knew. They need to be punished for crimes now.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Toenail says:

      But the American people have had a front row seat to watch the swamp fester.

      Liked by 3 people

    • kleen says:

      in these 3 years, the swamp was exposed. Now we know who is who. We have names and know where they work, how they work and who their connections are.

      Cleaning up will be a breeze…

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    • cantcforest says:

      Sammy, can’t let this slide.
      McTurtle didn’t recess the Senate, so PDJT couldn’t appoint his choices in a lot of positions. McTurtle’s approved list of candidates were largely DeepStaters.
      I hope Kentucky dumps him this fall.

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  9. StanH says:

    Hot dog! Let’s trim it down say 70%.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. The simplest thing is to declassify and release information that Sundance and Judicial Watch have been asking for.

    He doesn’t need judges, juries or anything else for this, or 15 year long “investigations”.

    TRANSPARENCY

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    • I don’t want the Court of Public Opinion to be reading documents that say someone has been a crook. I want that person to be successfully prosecuted, sentenced and put in jail for a very long time. There are plenty of ways that “the highest-paid defense lawyers on Earth” could spring their client so he walks away scot-free. If these classified materials are “criminal evidence,” then I want them to be treated as evidence must be.

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      • Why not both?

        By declassifying and releasing you undermine the credibility of all of the bad actors and guarantee a landslide win by PT and the Republicans.

        Then you can hopefully indict them with an AG that does his job instead of protect the swamp.

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    • Dutchman says:

      trumplandslide;
      I THINK, reading the tea leaves, declassifying and releasing Sundances wishlist is EXACTLY whats on the agenda, for Grinnel and Patel.

      From reading Sundance, the ODNI is ‘overseer’of ALL the Intelligence agencies.
      So, even when Barr was given POTUS authority, to see, and if he chose to to declassify, in order to see classified documents from say,…the CIA, Barr had to go to,…the ODNI with his,..’request’.

      The ODNI would then relay the request to CIA, who could then argue they needed to protect sources/methods, etc.

      The ODNI would then either accept their excuse, or over rule them and force compliance.

      So, by putting Grinnel in as acting ODNI, Grinnell doesn’t NEED PDJT’s delegated authority to GET the documents, etc. from CIA, FBI or any other government sources.

      Not clear whether he needs PDJT to give him authority to declassify and release,but assume he would if neccesary.

      Patel KNOWS where the documents are, so a GREAT asset for Grinnel, as,deep state can otherwise play “hide the document”.

      210 days SHOULD be enough time, depending on how much they stonewall.

      PDJT, with this appointment of Grinnell, is attempting to unravel this declass mess, but is ALSO tackling the whole issue of appointments and confirmations, head on and THAT means McConnell.

      Is it a coincidence that just about all judgeships have been filled, I wonder?

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      • thesavvyinvester says:

        Holy smokes Dutchman, I’ve read so many post on this, your the only one ti nail it. I just saw a Lou Dobbs clip noting Patel had a hand in getting Solemani, his fingerprints are on everything good. Outstanding Dutchman outstanding!

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  11. James F says:

    An openly gay man and a person of color?

    But the establishment media and dems constantly claim President Trump is a “racist homophobe bigot”.

    That is more “diversity” than all the dem presidential candidates combined.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Kash Patel is ‘white adjacent’ to lefties. Or a race traitor. Or both.

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    • zekness says:

      I do NOT support this selection.

      its the homosexual aspect of it….at the core, this perversion makes a person unreliable to norms of behavior. At the national security level, it is IMPERATIVE persons have the highest level of unimpeachable character and principles. There IS THE HIGHEST risk that sexual deviants have a built in vulnerability that makes them easy targets for compromise.

      history PROVES THIS REALITY…THE REALITY THAT DOES GET ATTENTION BECAUSE IT MAKES PEOPLE NERVOUS.

      enough already…this is TOO SURREAL…out of some fiction novel about a failed state and country.

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      • abstain says:

        It’s not like he’s in the closet.
        Is someone going to threaten to tell his wife that he’s gay?

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        • zekness says:

          Patel.

          https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7699063/White-House-counterterrorism-adviser-sues-Politico-leaks-Schiff.html

          notice the players in that saga….patel is targeted to marginalize HIM….and to narrate fiction that he committed some kind of fake allegations to trump about ukraine.

          not a single press media spent more than 1 minute of time giving this story any investigative vetting. He was selected because it was necessary to impugn him, a gay man, and create a thread of doubt about trump relying on him. We can argue what the motives were, but it was not coincidental it was to create a tension about trump relying on “dubious stories from a gay guy”..that’s the implication…sure, they would done to to anyone regardless of their sexual practices…but it was icing on the cake to take him down because of the perception that gay people are unreliable, and can be marginalized.

          this makes him a liability….

          but there are other reasons to…historically factually accurate reasons. gay, lesbian, trans people have a distorted view of society, are at the margin and do in fact get most of their influence and idealogue, politically, and socially from a very radical idea about what norms are.

          Yes, I know this 2019. Yes, I am aware the common culture notion this should be acceptable, tolerated even.

          don’t count me among those espouses such nonsense.

          This is normalizing and institutionalizing radical unnatural behavior at the most base ..it’s anti-god, and it is an unnecessary risk to national security by assigning a person with these perversions in a role that requires the steady loyal devotion to a singular focus of administering the policies of the President.

          think about it this way…he represents less than 1% of americans…a 1% who are not special protected class of citizens by race, color, or sex (meaning male or female)..a minority that identifies with politics agressive politics that attacks christian values at every step to advance a total acceptance and elevation of this sexual perversion as normal.

          he will never have my support and this is a serious mistake by the President. It will win him votes by the evangelicals whatsoever.

          It looks to me to be a diversity decision…

          and I think that is the worst possible reason to choose someone for a high level role in cabinet.

          I’ll never change my mind about this. It opens the door to all manner of like corrupt practices.

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          • Ozium says:

            I don’t believe Patel is gay, at least not openly. I believe you are confusing the post noting the selection of a gay man, Grenell, and Patel, a man of color. Either way, I don’t see the relevance. Grenell is a solid performer who does as he is asked, not more, and appears to be on the same page as Trump. A true support, rather than a sycophantic swamper (see Kelly, McMaster, Bolton, and a number of others)

            Grenell is on a tight time schedule, and I believe his sole job is to fire people. I am cool with that. Maybe he can light a fire under Barr while he is at it. Patel was the investigator behind the “Nunez Memo” and he is also solidly behind Trump.

            This is infinitely more important than either man’s sexual preference.

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            • zekness says:

              you are correct….I regret the error I may made here..

              the opinion stands about selecting gay people to national security posts.

              ANY selection to a national security post that involves the sexual perversion of homosexuality is not ONLY repugnant to me (and millions of others) but creates an unnecessary risk involving that person…..Now we can argue all day, he is the right person, has the qualification, is established patriot to the body politics, but we cannot avoid the problem created by his orientation towards the perverse.

              this is enabling homosexuality…institutionalizing it.

              It’s impossible for me to accept this person was THE MOST QUALIFIED for the slot.

              and that is what matters….I hold the same exact view for every single appointment to presidential cabinet and senior posts. We look for the best of the best, unimpeachable character with no loose shingles that fly off at the slightest of wind.

              I just don’t understand trump on this issue…and yes, he is responsible ultimately for the choice. In totality, I still support this president, make no mistake…but this particular issue is unacceptable. I really hope I am wrong about my predictions here…and that this person upholds the highest oath to the office and delivers what the position requires…the best effective advice to the president on matters of national security and intelligence leadership with the IC. I really do… The consequences of failure in that duty will backlash hard on this president.

              think of it this way: one day, grenell will get fired…all of them will. This is predicatable. And then trump will be smeared for some racist homophobic reason behind the firing.

              watch for it.

              it will happen.

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      • abstain says:

        Oh and Hahaha, on the “national security level”, he’s going to be dealing with British Intelligence. How many of them are going to pass your “perversion” test?

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  12. Don’t stop cleaning house until those 5 rich counties surrounding D.C have a 90% unemployment rate. And then after that good start…..

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  13. Alex Pazzo says:

    This is pretty good news!!!
    He knows all about the big ugly

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  14. RJ says:

    “I’ve got a broom and a dust pan!” “Soap and detergent too!” “Garbage cans are ready??

    “Ok, let’s get to work then…”

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  15. Lion2017 says:

    Finally! Hopefully declassification is next.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. MostlyRight says:

    If we win the House and Presidency this November, the next 4 years could actually drain the Swamp. Another seemingly impossible task made possible.

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  17. Greg says:

    Needs to declass regardless of pending suites. We need DJT to do it and let the chips fall where they may, re-election/media/lawsuits/impeachment v201993 be damned! This republic needs those docs to see sunlight and fast.

    DJT says he’s a fatalist, whatever happens, happens. Well, now more than ever is a time for that philosophy to rule!

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  18. Kirsty I says:

    I love Conservative Treehouse.
    When I rejoice on the pages of other, “right wing” sites, that Ric Grenell is an amazingly talented man,
    I am hit by Christians telling me to read my Bible.

    I say this not for kudos but to enlighten. I have an undergrad degree in Biblical Studies, and my major was apologetics.
    I castrate these people with Bible verses, as I know God’s Word and the Word made Flesh only wants me to do two things.
    First, Love God with everything I have and am.
    Secondly, Love my neighbour the same way.
    Christ said of these two principles, that “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these Two Commandments.”

    I don’t know much, but I know this.

    If I start judging people on their behaviour, I’m in a very precarious position, for the amount we are judged will be the amount of judging we receive, and this is from Isaiah to the Gospels.
    I don’t know about you, but I have no wiggle room and I rejoice at the appointment of this man, Ric Grennel!

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    • Toenail says:

      Great post and marvelous belief.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Bryan Alexander says:

      You said, “If I start judging people on their behaviour, I’m in a very precarious position, for the amount we are judged will be the amount of judging we receive, and this is from Isaiah to the Gospels.”

      It is not our place to pronounce eternal judgement on anyone. That is only within the authority of God. But if we can’t make determinations (judgements) about people based on their actions (behaviours), then we can not fulfill many of the commands in the scriptures. From James 5, How can I correct an sinning brother if I can’t make any judgement that he has sinned? The scriptures are filled with exhortations to admonish those in sin to repent and follow Christ.

      WE are not the standard. CHRIST is the standard. Christ and his word are the standard by which we judge ourselves. It is how we determine if we sin. It is also the standard by which we determine if others sin. Jesus himself said in Matt 5:39 “But I tell you not to resist an evil person.” How do we determine (make a judgement) that a person is evil? By the word of Christ and comparing their actions to His Word.

      If a person is a sinner before God, that doesn’t nullify his ability to accomplish many great and worthy endeavors. However, a person’s ability to accomplish many great and worthy endeavors does not nullify his sin before God. We must deal with that person with all wisdom and love (agape).

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      • Kirsty I says:

        These verses in James are talking about, “…a sinning brother.” Your brother in Christ is the one you correct with all love and humility.
        Matthew 5:39 does indeed say that but, with respect, you are interpreting it incorrectly,
        Matthew 5:39 – 48 are clear, starting at verse 39, the one you quoted:

        “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
        Starting at verse 43:
        “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHO PERSECUTE YOU, THAT YOU MAY BE CHILDREN OF YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous.”

        IF YOU LOVE THOSE WHO LOVE YOU, WHAT REWARD WILL YOU GET?
        ARE NOT THE TAX COLLECTORS DOING THAT?
        AND IF YOU GREET ONLY YOUR OWN PEOPLE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING MORE THAN THE OTHERS? DO NOT EVEN PAGANS DO THAT?”
        Having quoted that, I believe that we are given discernment by the Person of the Holy Spirit. He shows us who the false Preachers are, of the prosperity gospel for e.g.
        He tells us to risk our friendship with our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ by gently correcting them, looking to ourselves, so that we too will not be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)

        I don’t believe Mr. Grenell is a professing Christian and even if he was, it would be my lot, as I don’t know him, to faithfully pray for him, that he would know the LOVE of GOD, because God Is Love and all those who love are born of God, because, again, He is Love!
        (I John 4:7)
        May God richly bless you today, Mr. Alexander and your family.
        It is not that I am immune to the knowledge that God considers homosexuality a sin, it is that I believe my behaviour towards sinners must reflect God’s love and NOT His judgement.
        Thanks for the conversation!
        K

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      • It’s public policy, Brian. Christians ought to vote for politicians (along with their appointees) who they believe will best promote public policy, rule of law, etc. most conducive to the flourishing of Christian communities – not necessarily the people who claim to avoid personal sins, especially since many among these self-avowed virtuous promote anti-Christian public policies.

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    • Rob says:

      We are to judge people by their “fruits”, but not their hearts.

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      • Kirsty I says:

        We are to judge the Body of Christ by their “fruits”, Jesus is teaching the disciples about how to discern real Christ followers from those who just pay lip service. (Matthew 7:20)
        He wasn’t discussing the people outside of the church.

        About those people who don’t know Christ, He said, “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your father in Heaven.”
        We, the Church, are called to love.
        That’s the sum total of our behaviour towards those who aren’t Christians. Out of our sincere love for them, we pray for them and share the Gospel, as it is God’s greatest Act of Love towards men!

        The heart is another matter, altogether,
        Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
        Mark 7:21, “For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,”

        We are all, at heart, desperately wicked. The greatest sinner of all is the person under my hat. When left to my own devices, I only tear down and ruin.
        When I put on the New Man, through the birth of Christ in my soul, my heart still must learn daily to change,
        I had many bad habits, I didn’t change over night.
        Every victory I have had over these chains that so easily bound me was won by Christ and it is only He who gets the Glory!
        What a Wonderful God We Serve!
        May He Bless you big time, today my dear friend as we all run the race as best we can!

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  19. kleen says:

    Now that I think about it, I’m glad POTUS let it all play out.

    Because, now we all know who is who. Who needs to go

    Imagine if the hoaxes hadn’t played out… We wouldn’t know about Vindman, McCord, Attinkson, Mattis, Bolton, Flake, Sasse, Amash, etc, they are all rotten swampees.

    Also the media darlings posing as republicans/conservatives like Bill Kristol, Rick Wilson, Judge Napolitano, Neal Cavuto, Chris Wallis, Baier, etc.

    We now have names and we know who is not with us.

    Never forget their names!

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  20. delighteddeplorable says:

    This is becoming more and more interesting. The appointment of Rick Grenell is a genius move for several “diverse” reasons, and now the addition of Kash Patel signals the beginning of long-awaited swamp explosion events. Love the explicit directive to “CLEAN HOUSE.” No ambiguity there. Let the games begin.

    Liked by 10 people

    • betseyross says:

      It’s probably popcorn time and I just ran out. This is going seriously cut into the popcorn supply at the grocery! Once started it will be ongoing.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Kirsty I says:

      I can’t wait to call the Democrats, “homophobes”, if I follow THEIR rules which disallow any homosexual to be criticized in any way!
      PDJT is the ultimate Meritocrat. He doesn’t care about your race, religion, gender or sexual proclivity ~ he hires the right person for the job.

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  21. Les D says:

    About a month ago PT commented about “Acting” appointments. He was teasing around as sometimes he does, saying “Acting, i like Acting appointments”. Don’t you know he wishes he did that with Wray. For those jobs that require senate confirmation I think he can only do it for 90 days? With Grenell he knows they’d scream “Who?” but he is giving Grenell top of the line right hand men. And that particular Director’s job, from what I’ve read from the former’s, is to whittle down what gets on the Prez’ desk. Grenell’s top staff, like the former’s, are also behind what gets there I’m sure. Grenell is very bright, seemingly very tough, not afraid of media or nada.

    Experience is great but what if you get stuck with a follower or master/servant situation like Clapper was to Kelly? We all know the thing called the Peter Principle, the guys below with the experience keep getting promoted until they reach their level of incompetence. The Cubs just did it for manager.

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    • California Joe says:

      It’s good for 210 days with a renewal it’s 420 days.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      They said Grenell inherits Maguire’s clock.

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    • steph_gray says:

      210 days, not 90.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Les D says:

        Just read 90 to nominate and then 6 mos or even longer if the confirmation process is still going on. You guys probably are right, but the part about “or until the nomination process is over” makes sense because eg we had a Democrat Senate with the same partisan mentality we have now, the Dems could run out the clock on the Acting Appointee, then what?

        Wasn’t that long ago things weren’t at this partisan fever pitch, other then occasionally, it’s only been constant post-Trump. EG, in 2011 the Senate confirmed Obama nominee Amy Burman for DC Fed Judge 97-0 on a voice vote.

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  22. barnabusduke says:

    Tweet from Sidney Powell

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  23. Roger Duroid says:

    bout damn time. Better act fast before impeachment 2.0 is launched by another ds whistleblower.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. 2packs4sure says:

    Those boys better have their heads on a swivel if they’re really going to try and “clean house”,, those swampers ain’t gonna cotton to it one bit and they’ll happily capitol “D” DESTROY anyone who dares to try………

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  25. JohnCasper says:

    They are going to need a fire hose.

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  26. William Schneider says:

    Just a heads up on Patel. I read Lee Smith’s book on the Rep Nunes Medusa effort and from this I learned that Mr. Patel is a brilliant and courageous investigator-one who values justice and the truth. He will be an awesome addition to Trump’s security team. He is an answer to prayer. Whoever is guiding Trump in his selection of new team members is doing a superb job. Now if we could just clean up the SSCI and get rid of Burr we would be rolling.

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    • cow wow says:

      Help get Doug Collins elected to the Senate from Ga over Loeffler, a Stacey Abrams supporter, appointed by swamp rat Gov Kemp and get Collins in SSCI!!
      That would boggle their twisted minds!

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    • James Carpenter says:

      Kash Patel isn’t anybody’s patsie: Last year (don’t know the current status) …”White House Official, Kash Patel, Sues Politico for $25M Libel, Eyes Schiff Role Too”
      From the “India TImes” –
      Patel, 37, grew up in New York and graduated from the University of Richmond in 2002. He earned a certificate in international law from the University College London Faculty of Laws, and graduated from Pace University’s law school in 2005, reported the New York Times.

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    • Les D says:

      You nailed it Mr Schneider. The why? behind Dem Burr hanging on in that Chair, and with Repub co-chair Warner up to his ears in really damning texts.This Sub-committee’s soft pedaled hearings with neutered findings has puzzled me and you. It is so opposite of the aggressiveness by the two Dem House Committees during the Circus, and Nunes’ Committee when the R’s had the House the first two years. So one wonders why Burr and the other R’s on that committee, and not all are RINO’s, have treaded water and not made waves.

      My take for what it’s worth, Mitch McConnell is keeping the Rep Caucus in line for the big votes and he says to Burr “steady as she goes” to do so. If bombs start going off, there’s going to be a lot of “Go ahead and then it’s my turn”, like Dominoes falling with disregard for Party affiliation. Apparently even the non-Rino’s have something to lose if it blows up. No other explanation IMHO. McConnell knows alot of what all of them are into (or want to get into), including everything he and the wife have been into in her family shipping biz. And alot of stuff doesn’t have to have a pecuniary or personal value to any, but maybe to people important to them.

      No other reason for Burr, Warner, and Feinstein to co-sign a letter asking the Court and DOJ for leniency for James Wolfe, which he got to the max, probably the biggest break ever given to anyone that was in do-do so deep, other then Hillary.

      Sundance came to roughly the same conclusion 4 or so days ago, but he took the high road and couched it in terms of the Country and the Institutions are not equipped to handle all branches at war, sedition would ensue. I hope that’s a fair take of what he meant.

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  27. Let the “games” begin!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  28. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Kash brings a vast knowledge of the framework of Spygate
    He knows exactly what he needs to find to fill in missing pieces of the puzzle.

    Maybe will even get to work with Nunes again.

    Liked by 7 people

  29. NJ Transplant says:

    Shelby Pierson, who is the IC Election Security Threats Executive, appointed by Dan Coates, needs to be #1. She is the one who met with Schiff and gives interviews to NPR. Dan Coates apparently wanted someone who would continue the “Russia hacked the DNC server” for his friends on the SSCI.

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  30. Mike in a Truck says:

    Stand by. Be prepared for the onslaught of vile, evil, putrid, vomit and venom from the Communist Democrats, the DNC Propagandist MSM,and the Uniparty Deepstate traitors. This is gonna be fun!

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  31. Jerry Hodge says:

    Questions for Sundance or other well informed posters: Can Grenell declassify and publically distribute all Spygate docs without the consent of other agencies or Bill Barr? Can House Democrats lawfully impeach him for doing so?

    Liked by 2 people

    • California Joe says:

      I say he can especially anything related to the intelligence agencies!

      Liked by 2 people

      • It’s a moot question … he’s certainly not going to do it. He works for the President from whom all such authority flows, and the President has delegated part of his authority specifically to Barr. Grenell would never take it upon himself to say, “I think that this should be declassified, and therefore I am going to up and do so.” The President has such prerogatives to do as he damn well pleases, but others don’t.

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        • Jerry Hodge says:

          Barr has thus far not made much of anything public, as SD has pointed out. With no indictments and continued OIG and FBI spin of past wrongdoing, time is growing short to convince the general public about the truth and severity of the wrongdoing. Relying on Durham at this point to do so, especially before the election, is looking like more of a gamble.

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    • cboldt says:

      Short answer, no.
      I think ODNI (which is a committee, not a person) published a redacted version of the Colyer FISA opinion a couple years ago, but the classification authority belongs to the particular agencies – mostly DOJ (FBI); NSA; CIA.
      ODNI is an aggregator, sharing, facilitating operation. It doesn’t originate any classified material.

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    • Kirsty I says:

      Sundance has posted a piece about that very thing!
      Your every prayer has been answered!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Ozium says:

      Sundance addressed this. Yes, Grenell is co-equal to Barr and has the ability to declassify. This is why Dan Coats was such a road block. He wouldn’t declassify anything. I believe the Great Enema” is coming to the ODNI. Grenell can serve for 210 days with a possible 90 day extension as Acting DNI, so the clocks is ticking.

      I have more faith in Grenell than Barr at this point. Durham did solid work that put FBI agents in jail cleaning up the Whitey Bulger/FBI swamp, so until he lets me down, I will trust he is doing his job.

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  32. alliwantissometruth says:

    While this is indeed good news and raises our hopes, the Deep State problem will never truly go away until the stench of money influence is taken out of government and all agencies, bureaucrats and politicians are by law forced to immediately comply with accountability orders

    Lawyers have twisted the law / rules and have created rouge departments virtually unaccountable to any government oversight

    Ethics, non-partisan conduct and the rigid rule of law must be demanded and enforced, and those guilty of anything less should be removed and face real consequences

    Without clean government, the bottom of the swamp will sprout it’s ugly tentacles and will soon overrun the peoples halls of power once again

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  33. Eileen McRae says:

    Clinton does it with a “cloth”!

    Liked by 1 person

  34. California Joe says:

    He’s an attorney so President Trump should fire AG Barr and replace him with Kash Patel as Acting Attorney General. We’ll finally start seeing heads roll off the guillotine!

    Liked by 2 people

  35. Mary Van Deusen says:

    Empowered Trump Loyalist Asks for List of Never Trumpers in the President’s Cabinet
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/21/empowered-trump-loyalist-asks-for-list-of-never-trumpers-in-the-presidents-cabinet/

    McEntee is now in charge of political appointments to the administration, and the president has empowered him to remove the Trump appointees who are blocking his agenda and even working against him.

    Liked by 8 people

    • iswhatitis says:

      Let’s be careful here for “witch hunts”.

      Do we presume all the “never-trumpers” are going to be honest about it – or might some of them turn in the names of “loyal” or at-least neutral employees as being “never trumpers”.

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  36. Doug Amos says:

    The best way to kill a barn full of rats is to turn the lights on in the middle of the night. They panic and scatter in all directions; the rat terriers then do their jobs and there are dead rats everywhere with few if any, surviving. It is the middle of the night in Washington and the lights are starting to get turned on. People ready to their job are arriving. When the sun comes up in the morning, America is going to look like a whole new place. 1 man, sites like CTH and people who heard the truth, ached for more and knew that just maybe if we followed that man, read those words and believed, main street in America would be the place to be.

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  37. CopperTop says:

    Except when I ‘was never here’, I’ve been here a while. Piping in to say most robust back and forth I’ve seen in a while from many commenters about the value of firing every prior admin holdover vs. hanging on to expose them.

    Interesting points I had not thought of on both sides.

    I Encourage anyone who usually ‘skims’ take a closer look prior pages ^ up there^
    MAGA KEG

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  38. Exactly one more reason we need 4 more years. We’ve turned the ship our direction, now to get this baby up to full speed.

    Liked by 7 people

  39. gary says:

    isn’t patel suing politico and it’s brennan connection natsha bertrand, for 25 million?

    Liked by 1 person

  40. iwasthere says:

    The DNI should have never been created in the first place. The ODNI is just a mushrooming disaster – it’s bigger now than several of the Agencies it purportedly oversees – like 6000 staff plus. And doing what exactly? It’s not like they have an actual spy mission like Langley, Ft Meade or the NRO.

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  41. Kirsty I says:

    Pure. Dead. Brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Paprika says:

    Well, my vote would be to burn this nasty video clip off this site. How about we engage in civil discourse instead?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Is civil discourse what the Deep State, Soros, corrupt Fake News, etc., etc. engage in? Look, you have a point, but it lacks perspective – it’s facile.

      In the real world, men who are striving to do the most possible good learn that they must avoid the temptations of either extreme: holier-than-thou “Muh Principles!” passivism at one end of the spectrum versus unrestrained vengeance at the other end of the spectrum. One must be ready to fight “externally” for what is good and right, even if it means getting messy some times, while also constantly fighting “internally” not to succumb to anger and vindictiveness.

      Certain preconditions must be in place for civil discourse to flourish.

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      • Paprika says:

        Fascinating reply, thank you.

        As to the 1st paragraph, No, I don’t think the entities you mentioned often engage in civil discourse. But this site is certainly not one of those you mentioned, is it? I’ll agree with you that I have a point, but will have to agree to disagree that ” it lacks perspective – it’s facile”.

        As to your 2nd paragraph, well……you seem to be very sure of and secure in your perspective of exactly what the “real world” is and how one must act. Might you still be yet open to other folks’ opinion and surety? Or is your opinion the only true path for all?

        As to your last sentence, I totally agree, which is why I would refer you to this site’s “certain preconditions” / guidelines. My perspective is that CTH does indeed encourage intelligent and civil discourse to flourish–which is why I value this site so much and also why I am responding to your reply.

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        • Paprika says:

          PS: In the real world you speak of, have you ever tried to rescue a person that’s on fire out of a burning building only to have their entire melted arm slough off in your grip and then lose them to the flames?

          I have. The burn scars I carry from that fire physically are nothing compared to the mental and emotional scars I carry. But ya know what, up until my 6th decade in life, I still showed up to rescue anyone in harms way, each and every time until I was no longer physically able to do so. And even now in my 7th decade, I’d damn sure still make the attempt.

          I have taken lives in service to my country and I have saved lives in service to my community and country. I believe I have at least an idea of what the real world entails, but I am certainly open to and acknowledge others’ real world experiences, knowledge, and perspective.

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    • Zabadak says:

      I’m with you. I stopped the video immediately. I hate that word. Just think on it. I’m sure God doesn’t like it either.

      Liked by 2 people

  43. SeanNY2 says:

    Reminds me of Pat Buchanan’s retort when asked if elected President what he would do with the National Endowment for the Arts:

    “I’d have the place padlocked and fumigated.”

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  44. MVW says:

    Obama / Clinton / Democrat / Uniparty / Foreign & Enemy Media has spent their tireless effort on making Trump’s operation TAKE BACK AMERICA a harrowing nightmare. Loss of the House in 2018 was a huge loss, and only mitigated by a sliver Senate gain. A breath away from disaster made apparent from the failed impeachment.

    Yet, since 2017 every precious Trump win for us started at the top, Jobs, Job Providers, Reciprocal / Fair Trade, Protection for America / Americans at Home & World. Taking the Gruberment’s oppressive regulatory Jackboot off enterprise. Speeding up American progress. Massive positive change, a sea change in our lives and fortunes. We all breathed a country wide sigh of relief.

    But these Obama holdover demons popped out like plagues form Pandora’s box. DOJ, FBI, State Department, CIA, bent judges, Gruberment stacked with backstabbing operatives. Out they popped like nasty gremlins, greasy orcs, abetted by forked tongued Gruberment licensed and certified Corporate (owned) Media, right out of a horror movie.

    A vicious Propaganda war that seemed to confuse and convince too many, was scary and frustrating.

    I hope this move is a bit of blue sky, progress since the early loss of General Flynn in routing those dark hordes. Frustratingly, Barr has only cleared out Rosenstein & Mueller, important, critical, yes, but far from a house cleaning, leaving too many others still in place.

    So, this is good news, but complete victory in November 2020 is needed to break the back of this enemy from Hell.

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