February 22nd – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1129

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613 Responses to February 22nd – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1129

  1. Reserved55 says:

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    • Nigella says:

      How pathetic…

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Of course there is ZERO evidence of this allegation. It’s all BS, made up crap.

      We have become a society that allows innuendos, rumors and I think or I heard it gossip to be gospel with zero backup by facts.

      Make the IC back up their claim. In fact PT should call their bluff and declassify whatever BS this report is based on.

      Why??

      Because there is NOTHING that this is based on.

      Tucker, Rush, Bongino, Powell and every conservative writer or media person should be demanding evidence and not just because we said so!

      Declassify it PT and also go get the communications from the folks feeding this and let’s see just how much conniving and plotting was really go on.

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    • Betty says:

      Putin gave 145 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary sold 20% of our uranium production in perpetuity to Putin for personal profit.

      So read her tweet again, and realize what a piece of filth she is and then try to figure out where We The People rank in her list of what is important to her.

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      • gabytango says:

        Why do I keep getting so outraged by the constant, hypocritical, malicious lies??? It’s hideous! This that you wrote, Betty, should be repeated often (hammered over and over and over) by all the conservative broadcasters as mentioned above by BogeyFree: Tucker, Rush, Bongino, Dobbs….etc!

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      • Raptors2020 says:

        If they’re reviving the Russian Collusion canard, they must feel it accomplished something big.

        Uranium One remains an unknown story to most Democrats. And $145 million makes Hunter Biden’s graft look like pocket change.

        If Russian Collusion is back, can Hillary be far behind?

        Something wicked this way comes.

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      According to the loser Hillary who cashed in big (100’s of thousands) by Russia, “Enemy” Putin supports President Trump because he likes to see our US economy booming, low unemployment, the mightiest military in the world, etc.

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    • Magabear says:

      Hitlary is a puppet of Satan.

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    • CM-TX says:

      She never learns. She can’t criticize anything or anyone where she hasn’t done 100x worse! Open mouth, insert (shoeless) foot!

      The dozen or so people that used to spend 8+ hours constructing one tweet for… really need to take back control of her Twitter. Granted they too suffered from delusions of grandeur & hypocrisy.

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  2. Reserved55 says:

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  3. Reserved55 says:

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    • Beau Geste says:

      largely because the “media” is monopolized, and combined with the “entertainment” industry and internet oligopoly. The “press” needs to be separated from other business ownership by current of new antitrust laws, and divided up.

      The digital monopolies need to be declared and defined as “common carriers” which cannot block content they can’t control or do not want to compete with. For example, comcast refuses to carry OAN and others which compete with NBC and telemundo and many other entertainment and cable assets which comcast owns, forcing people to pay for NBC, which they may not want to watch. The blocking of non-progressive “content” to support only political favorites bu facebook, youtube, twitter, etc. is legend.

      Comcast has monopoly agreements with large condos and apartment buildings which force people to pay just comcast, and prevent use of other cable systems. Anticompetitive monopoly agreements need to be prevented as well.

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      • Rj says:

        As corrupted as they have become and the damage to our national security they should no longer be afforded constitutional protections.

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      • boogywstew says:

        You have this covered. Great essay … great thoughts.

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      • Dee says:

        Get a Roku and tell them to screw off. They can’t refuse to sell you just internet only.

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        • Beau Geste says:

          We can’t tell them to screw off. The self-perpetuating condo association “government” , despite our request not to enter a monopoly agreement (a very one-sided agreement which should be made illegal), charges us the comcast fee whether we use it or not. Who knows what they get for this deal?

          The state AGs and some of the feds are looking into these scams.

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    • Media is a puzzle to me. I just can not get past tie idea these media companies are not receiving payment for the propaganda they are printing. They must be on the dark money payroll of one of our IC agencies. It makes no sense otherwise. I hope Grennel and Kash find the link because common sense and the idea of “follow the money” fit their rabid anti Trump campaign.
      Just what is it costing American tax payers to fund this media coup against the President?

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  4. Reserved55 says:

    4 tweets

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  5. Perot Conservative says:

    Looks like Paul Sperry has gotten under Eric Holder’s skin. I didn’t know these Democrat connections.

    UK Daily Mail: “Sperry wrote: ‘BREAKING: Molly Gaston, the asst. US Attorney who signed letter to McCabe’s lawyer informing McCabe she was closing criminal case against him, is [a] Democrat who’s given thousands to Dems including Obama & who once worked for Dem side of House Oversight & whose mother worked for WaPo.'”

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  6. Perot Conservative says:

    Mock Mulvaney was badmouthing POTUS economic & immigration policies abroad? Really?

    And he badmouthed Trump before he joined his staff?

    Can’t we find rational, competent Trump supporters to do these jobs?

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  7. Reserved55 says:

    Larry can say ‘intelligence’ but he certainly lacks any.

    MSDNC is Putin’s puppet

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  8. TrumpPatriot says:

    So sad today. Read an article where Clint Eastwood said he is voting for Bloomberg. Someone please tell me that was fake news ! ! He said he leans Libertarian. My goodness! Bloomberg? How far from Libertarian can you get? I fear senility.

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    • TrumpPatriot says:

      PS. Could someone get a twitter message to James Woods to check on Clint. He may be off his meds.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Sounds like Clint maybe a victim of fake news.
      It doesn’t add up.

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      • NJF says:

        This is a sad line of attack. Making people believe if we Just vote out trump “all the nastiness “will go away. remember Hillary’s proclamation? “Until we’re back in power there will be no civility”

        They expect trump to just surrender. F’that.

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      • Remington says:

        Agreed….why believe ANYTHING that comes out of the stinkin’ media. It’s getting so you can’t even believe video clips that may have been tweaked….I have ZERO belief that Clint has gone over to the dark side….

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      • sunnyflower5 says:

        His definition of libertarian is quite different if he believes Bloomberg’s nanny state is more fitting.
        How convenient to leave out all the behavior of the Dims since President won. It’s been one falsehood after another— From bogus dirty dossier, spying, attacks on Trump supporters, Mueller’s empty investigation, & fauxpeachmint all with the extension of the Fake News Lapdog Media working with the Dims. Thank God President Trump tweets.

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        • Raptors2020 says:

          Clint lives in California. The news coverage is an alternate reality.
          That’s why getting Trump off Twitter is so essential to the Left: it’s the last link to truth.

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      • Troublemaker10 says:

        Bloomberg won’t get the nomination. Clint Eastwood will back Trump over Sanders in the general.

        I’ll never understand those who support style over effective policy, or vote personality regardless of ideology.

        However, the public drama over Trump is
        A fake but purposeful creation by the Dems in order to try to wear the public out.

        It is the same tactic used by Islamists to wreak havoc with constant upheavel until the people submit to their rule. No, I’m not saying the Dems are terrorists. They use mostly “political upheaval” (with support for a little violence like Antifa). However, the idea is the same… Wear the people out until they submit, and only peace and calm can happen then. It’s an ugly tactic.

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        • CM-TX says:

          The political-Dems ARE Domestic Terrorists. Their agenda is to overthrow the (tiny) portion of our Gov, that represents the WILL of The People… by ANY means possible.

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        • Dee says:

          They have worn me out, when can I start retaliating in kind? Something to where they are never able to again.

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      • mimbler says:

        I’ve seen a few isolated comments from an interview with WSJ they used to form their conclusion. I’m going to wait and see if Clint thinks that was a fair assessment of what he intended to convey.

        I’ve just noticed a huge tendency of today’s “journalists” to distort conclusions with out of context quotes.

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    • booger71 says:

      As much as I like Clint, he has never been a true conservative. He is a Libertarian with some liberal leanings in certain areas.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        all bulll shh__t. in a few days we will see as always,,,, that the media is a deceptive parasite on the human mind.

        Clint suppports Trump 100% and will even end up at at rally following this crap …

        aka california is ours for the taking.

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      • California Joe says:

        Bloomberg is probably financing Clint’s next movie with the help of China.

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    • Debra says:

      He may have to have a high chair in place when he is invited to speak at eve Bloomberg nomination convention . . .

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      • listingstarboard says:

        Tells me Clint Eastwood is not well informed regarding BLoomberg and his Chinese overlords. WHy do these Hollywood morons think you can “nice” your way with enemies like Iran et al?

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    • sunnydaze says:

      A Libertarian who supports someone who tried to ban “large sodas” in NYC while Mayor?

      Guess that spells “freedom!” for some. Yikes!

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      In a long interview article of Eastwood in today’s WSJ he said he liked many Trump policies, but did not particularly like how Trump behaved. In the very last line of the article, Eastwood was quoted as saying that “…. he expresses an affinity for another former mayor: “The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there.””

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      • vicarioushikermom says:

        I’ve heard this from several people: ‘I like Trump’s policies but don’t like how he behaves.” I’m sick of it! President Trump calls people out, he tweets the truth and he does it in a way that gets attention. We wouldn’t know what is going on were it not for his tweets. Eastwood and a lot of other ‘I like his policies but’ people need to wise up (I personally like everything about his behavior!)

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Clint must have a movie project in the works and he has been warned. So, he picks the least evil and rotten from a barrel of evil and rotten people. Don’t like it but I understand as Clint is still active and not retired.

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    • visage13 says:

      From the article “Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an Obama appointee, later issued a dissenting opinion in which she accused the court of having a tendency to rule in favor of the administration without critically examining the cases.”

      Of course now that the court is conservative and the left can no longer make laws from the Supreme Court she is out there whining. Boo freaking who, the Constitution means something and now we finally have judges who will enforce it.

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    • Jim says:

      So important we get through a solid replacement when RBG is no longer on the court. Said captain obvious lol.

      But this is a good important ruling.

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      • barnabusduke says:

        She certainly sounds quite political in her opinion! Twitter is awash with calls for her impeachment. (for what that’s worth…) harrumph…harrumph…

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  9. islandpalmtrees says:

    MAJOR FIND: More Ammunition for Roger Stone: The Only Firm to Review DNC Server, Crowdstrike, is Connected to James Clapper, The Atlantic Council and More Shoddy IT Investigative Work
    by Joe Hoft June 26, 2019

    So DFRL is connected to Crowdstrike which is connected to former Obama Director of National Intelligence, the corrupt and slanderous James Clapper, and they are all connected to the Atlantic Council. And, they are involved is shoddy, if not worthless investigations into data leaks and hackers.

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  10. Every time I see Schiff’s and Nadler’s faces, I realize how much I enjoyed hand-to-hand combat in basic training.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      “Undercover journalist and anti-abortion activist David Daleiden was arraigned Friday in the San Francisco Superior Court on 10 felony counts for his videotape exposés of the abortion industry’s trafficking of aborted baby body parts. Daleiden pled not guilty to all 10 counts.”

      “The charges, which include counts of illegal videotaping and conspiracy to illegally videotape, were originally brought by former California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her successor, Xavier Becerra, who both have personal ties with Planned Parenthood. Email records show Harris’ office corresponded with Planned Parenthood officials, orchestrating public responses, filing police reports, and even drafting legislation targeting Daleiden. Harris has received tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions from Planned Parenthood-affiliated entities.”

      https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/21/california-court-arraigns-david-daleiden-on-10-felony-counts-for-exposing-abortion-industry-secrets/

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Wait until they resort to guns. Again, I guess.

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  11. Hans says:

    IMHO President Tump quarantined the first victims of the corona viruse. I was amazed at his quick action. Setting up the military basses etc. only 12 cases…
    So now we have the ‘deep state..state dept’ trying to have a pandemic in the United States by co-mingling sick passengers with healthy ones on an airline….think what happened on the princess cruise ship. .. remember the ends justify the means….
    In a pandemic ….With the loss of production..there will be an impact on stock market..jobs..and economy… THE DEMOCRATS AND RINOS WILL TRY TO BLAME PDT…For inadequately preventing the pandemic… ITS THEIR ONLY HOPE OF WINNING… the end game is obvious.

    So people take precaution and remember..

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    • sDee says:

      Seems like I read somewhere that all flu strains originate in China. Something about pigs and chickens and filth. Seems the top 3 strains are used to manufacture vaccines for sale and distribution worldwide. Seems it would be better to clean up the pigs and the chickens and the filth…. but, not as profitable?

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  12. Reserved55 says:

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  13. Bogeyfree says:

    If I’m Russia, why would I want to help Trump get re-elected? Bernie is the socialist/communist so shouldn’t they be helping him?

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    • keithinmissouri says:

      There has never been any sound logic to support the notion that Trump was a Putin puppet. Here is what I posted on another forum today:

      Can anyone come up with a legitimate reason why Russia would favor a Trump Presidency over the prior Administration?

      Obama and The Hag:
      • “Reset” with Russia, told them “our goal is to help strengthen Russia”
      • Weak response to Russian grab of the Crimea
      • Reneged on USA commitment to arm Poland and the Czech Republic with missile defense systems
      • Denied Ukraine the lethal weaponry they sought to fight Russian-backed insurgency (gave them blankets instead)
      • Sold 20 percent of American uranium reserves to Company with majority Russian ownership
      • Supported Skolkovo (Russia’s Silicon Valley) and pushed 22 of America’s top venture capitalists to get involved, with Cisco, Google and Intel opening shop there (USA defense intelligence later warned the Skolkovo objective was to steal American technology)
      • Clinton Foundation (Clinton slush fund) received $150 million to $175 million from Russians

      Trump:
      • Authorized largest troop deployment to Europe since the end of the cold war to strengthen Baltic States in wake of Russian Crimean move
      • Deployed missile defense system to defend Poland
      • Gave Ukraine the lethal weaponry they sought to fight Russian-backed insurgency (Javelin missiles)
      • Pressured EU countries to increase funding of NATO military forces to oppose Russia
      • Pressured Germany to quit pouring wealth into Russia through their energy purchases
      • Vastly increased spending on USA military
      • Approved military action against Russian mercenaries in Syria

      The only reason I can see that Putin would have favored a Trump Presidency over The Hag was that he feared Clinton corruption infecting and weakening his own government. Can’s see a single reason he would favor Trump over his socialist opponents in the 2020 election.

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      • gabytango says:

        Thanks for this list, Keith. Crazy!! I always use a quote from Judge Judy: “When it doesn’t make sense, it’s probably a LIE.” I don’t like her politics, but she has some good quotes.

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        • Guffman says:

          I think maybe Judge Judy and Clint Eastwood, both of whom I have great respect for, may be re-evaluating their decisions to publicly back Bloomberg, after that pathetic debate appearance last week. He let Pocahontas and the others walk all over him… not to mention he is dull as dishwater. C’mon Judy and Clint, get on the damn Trump train!

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      • DiogeneseVindicated says:

        The most significant reason Putin would shun Trump is that Donald has made Vlad a second rate player in the world energy market. Democrat policies fit hand in glove with Russia’s energy dominance dream. It’s their biggest resource by far.

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    • mimbler says:

      Today’s articles are saying Russia did favor Bernie, and he was briefed by Intelligence on that.

      They aren’t explaining why an investigation wasn’t opened on him and spying on him commenced like it was for PDJT for the same situation.

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    • Sam says:

      “Bernie is the socialist/communist so shouldn’t they be helping him?”
      The Soviet Union collapsed nearly three decades ago. Russia is no longer socialist nor are they actively pushing for worldwide revolution anymore.

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  14. Reserved55 says:

    Time to call Ghostbusters

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Lots more boxes of “newly-found” biden votes in trunks of cars driving in from minnesota to get counted. It takes a while to erase the name “Al Franken” and pencil in “M. Bloomberg”, then drive from minnesota, so there may be delay.

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  15. Mark W says:

    Nevada Democratic Party moves to muzzle election workers: ‘They’re being asked to sign a lengthy legal document prohibiting them from saying anything that might “impair or otherwise adversely affect the goodwill or reputation” of the party’ – “I think it’s shady,” said a volunteer
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/nevada-democratic-party-moves-to-muzzle-election-workers-theyre-being-asked-to-sign-a-lengthy-legal-document-prohibiting-them-from-saying-anything-that-might-impair-or-otherwise-a/

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  16. Reserved55 says:

    “Yovanovitch’s book will deliver pointed reflections on the issues confronting America today, and thoughts on how we can shore up our democracy,” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said in an announcement.

    Financial terms were not disclosed, but two people familiar with the deal told the AP that the agreement was worth seven figures, even though the book is not expected until Spring 2021, months after this fall’s election. They were not authorized to discuss negotiations and spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss financial terms. **Yovanovitch was represented by the Javelin literary agency, where other clients include former FBI Director James Comey and former National Security Adviser John Bolton.**

    Yovanovitch told House investigators last year that Ukrainian officials had warned her in advance that Rudy Giuliani and other Trump insiders were planning to “do things, including to me” and were “looking to hurt” her. Pushed out of her job earlier in 2019 on Trump’s orders, she testified that a senior Ukrainian official told her that “I really needed to watch my back.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/former-ukraine-diplomat-marie-yovanovitch-has-a-book-deal

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    • mimbler says:

      another money-laundered payoff for a criminal dem.

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      • Bubby says:

        Exactly!!!! Not just for Democrats only! Bolton got in on the money laundering scheme also with his book deal! Selling out the Republic or our President gets a multi million dollar payoff to anyone willing to do so!

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    • CTH Fan says:

      Please check out “Common Sense by Gulliani” at UTube. He produces proof in interviews and documentation. It is really an eye opener. I find it by going to the search option and typing in the title. There are quite a few episodes and his presentation is very good. No shouting, just the facts clearly, precisely and interestingly presented.

      If I were the former Ambassador I would choose my words carefully. The people feeding her such information might also be up to their necks in corruption. Innocent until proven guilty, but there is a great deal of information that does not put that particular Consulate in a good light.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Not enough real actual people in the world are going to buy her book to justify that.

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  17. sunnyflower5 says:

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  18. JohnCasper says:

    After the “Afghanistan Papers” were published in the Washington Post in December, everyone now knows the truth. US military commanders have been lying to us for years. The conflict has been a mismanaged and wasteful farce for more than a decade – long before President Trump’s election in 2016.

    In a rare moment of lucidity after the Afghanistan Papers were published, Biden threw his old boss under the bus, saying, “I’m the guy from the beginning who argued that it was a big, big mistake to surge forces to Afghanistan.” This was a lie, of course, or maybe Biden just forgot what his stance was on the “surge” that accomplished nothing. But at least he spoke in complete sentences and didn’t call anyone bizarre names as he was attacking Barack Obama.

    No one knows what we’re doing in Afghanistan, why we’re still there or what the objective is. Afghanistan has lots of poppy fields and lithium deposits for electric car batteries. While heroin dealers, drug cartels and Elon Musk probably benefit from a continued American presence there, what are the rest of us getting out of it? Just asking for a cousin who now has a prosthetic leg thanks to his tour in Afghanistan. Can anyone give us an answer?

    Thankfully, John Bolton has been fired and booted out of the White House, so he won’t be there to screw up any new peace negotiations like he did in North Korea. President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were making great progress in talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un… until Bolton blurted out in a meeting with the North Koreans that if they didn’t cave to all of his demands, Kim Jong Un would be dealt with under the “Libya Model.”

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      I know a man from Afghanistan. He said there is not one Taliban… there are 30 Taliban. How they heck do we figure that out? We don’t. It’s called tribal.

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    • Evil doers know/knew precisely what has been going on in Afghanistan. PDJT knows/knew this which is why he has been working to get US out. Appreciate the link to the Afghanistan Papers.

      Bolton has tried to sabotage PDJT’s foreign policy, however, I don’t believe Bolton had the clout to derail the N. Korea negotiations. Remember N. Korea is a proxy of China, with China using them to push their trade agenda against PDJT. Bet N. Korea will agree to PDJT’s “terms” after Nov since China already agreed to Phase 1 and is in Phase 2 trade negotiations.

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      • John Bosley says:

        The Norks will be more receptive to The President’s overtures also after getting the snot beat out of them by the virus too.
        Their economy will be in worse shape then ever.

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  19. Reserved55 says:

    Weaver = Breadline Bernie

    Training on the day of the caucus. They’ve had four years.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Nevada….the land of Bugsy Siegel, Harry Reid and a desert full of unmarked graves. What could go possibly go wrong in the Dem primary with the stakes so high?

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  20. Reserved55 says:

    Tom Perez

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  21. Troublemaker10 says:

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  22. Perot Conservative says:

    Awaiting …

    Short term:
    – Sources claimed “Anonymous” and others would soon be removed from the White House.
    – Nunes said new significant information would be forthcoming. I forget the context. Information overload.

    Mid term?
    – Durham this spring?
    – the OIG / Horowitz has a large-scale leak investigation no one talks about; his original update said 50-100+ FBI Agents / staff involved. FBI coverup Director has promised ‘more training’.

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    • CM-TX says:

      Nunes Knows… the ONLY guy who has consistently called for JUSTICE, while repeatedly exposing the BS!

      That’s DESPITE an onslaught of personal attacks, & baseless libel/slander by Fake News. He recently added WAPO to his list of pending (Twitter, F/CNN etc.) lawsuits.

      He’s earned my respect by not just his words, but by his ACTIONS!

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  23. Lucille says:

    Greyhound to ban immigration checks on buses without warrant
    FoxNews – Published on Feb 22, 2020

    Greyhound said it would prohibit U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents without a warrant from boarding its buses to conduct immigration checks; reaction and analysis from acting DHS deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Maybe Greyhound can create a new tagline for their advertising department: “Go by Greyhound, the #1 transportation choice of interstate, human traffickers.”

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    • rah says:

      Free state Police and DOT officers could make their life so miserable that they would relent. Commercial vehicles are subject to DOT safety inspections anytime they are on public roads or property. And if they want to find something wrong, they will and can put the vehicle out of service until the deficiency is repaired.

      Then there is the fact that buses are notorious for speeding.

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      • John Bosley says:

        The number one safety defect on commercial vehicles is misadjusted brakes.
        Very easy to pull the bus out of service by the side of the road and force them to transfer passengers to another bus.
        Assuming that replacement bus is up to snuff.
        Lots of money and time wasted, forget being on time.
        Fun times at the DOT.

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    • iswhatitis says:

      I’ll be the dissenter on this.

      I am 100% against illegal aliens “immigrating” into the USA. 100%.

      I also support President Trump 200%, dialed up to 11.

      However, I am also cautious of what I consider “police state” policies.

      I am against “police” boarding transportation (where everyone is an involuntary “captive audience”) and essentially polling the passengers for “let me see your papers”. That, to me, *is* “police state”.

      Said action can also be used to hide other “purposes” for such “show us your papers” stops. It can allow rogue tyrannical governments to pull other people out, for political reasons, under guise of “checking immigration status”.

      So, I am against that. To me it is an abuse of power. I favor needing a warrant.

      Just because “our side” wants to do it does not make it okay to me. “Our side” won’t always be in power; and the precedent is scary, IMHO.

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      • DiogenesVindicated says:

        It’s not police state to check a major transport option of illegal aliens, The likelihood would justify a standing warrant and is no more egregious than the stop and frisk policy that Rudi used to clean up NYC.

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        • iswhatitis says:

          DiogenesVindicated says: ‘It’s not police state to check a major transport option of illegal alien..

          I wholeheartedly disagree.

          Why not have “papers, please” police forces board commuter buses and trains, taxis, Ubers, subways, light-rail, etc.?

          That is part of the very definition of “police state”, IMO.

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          • rah says:

            Huh? So every time this trucker pulls into a weigh station I’m dealing with the “police state”. Every time DOT has pulled me over for a level 1,2, or 3 inspection I’ve been dealing with a police state? Every time this trucker passes through a border patrol check point with drug sniffing dogs and an agent asking a question or two I’, dealing with a “police state”?
            Every time I pass US and Canadian customs I’m dealing with police states?

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            • iswhatitis says:

              Good point.

              I need to contemplate on the Constitutional Rights of freight shipping containers.

              Likely you’ve had time for such contemplation while waiting in those long lines at those weigh stations, behind the Greyhound buses filled with passengers.

              I find myself curious whether most freight shipping containers typically arm themselves, as is their apparent right under the Second Amendment? Do they “take the Fifth” when being individually questioned?

              Definitely food for thought there…

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      • California Joe says:

        Sorry but there’s nothing that Greyhound can do to stop the Border Patrol from boarding a bus within 100 miles of any US border, international airport or Seaport with a Customs Port of Entry with or without a warrant. It’s the law!

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        • iswhatitis says:

          Then fine, it’s the law, where it is the law.

          Doesn’t seem to be what Cuccinelli was addressing – which is what I was addressing. He was addressing voluntary compliance without need of warrants – which is counter to saying “it’s the law” to not need said warrant.

          BTW I have always been against this “100 miles of the border” B.S. Taking the Constitution away from the (literally) thousands of miles of the USA that fall within that “100 miles of the border” (all borders including the coasts) is a grievous violation of said Constitution, IMO. Why not make it 150 miles? Of 500 miles? Or however many miles in which they wish to make the Constitution null and void?

          Sometimes it seems liked we’re debating whose police state we are gunning for – theirs (which we oppose) or one with “our people” in charge (which we favor).

          Count my support out.

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    • CM-TX says:

      And then they’ll transfer all the illegals onto one of those DHS Busses… the same ones that are “Coming to a Town Near You Soon!” 🤨

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    • jrapdx says:

      Really, how is that going to work? Greyhound buses are kinda hard to hide, their terminals are well-marked city features.

      If (armed) ICE officers demand to board a bus to check for illegals, warrants notwithstanding, how is a driver going to stop them. Besides drivers have no authority to demand anything from ICE, but ICE has authority to take illegals into custody.

      Seems entirely silly to me, mere virtue signalling for Greyhound to announce this policy.

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  24. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 7 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      I am happy to have people who are happy to be identified as American. And actually support citizens… I have to add that in for our DeepState readers. 😉

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  25. sunnyflower5 says:

    Liked by 3 people

  26. sunnyflower5 says:

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Carrie says:

    So true- can we discuss Chinese assets?? minimike anyone???

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Carrie says:

    Women who had to sign NDA’s with minimike. Democrats pretend to support women- but we all know they are a bunch of hypocrites.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Carrie says:

      It’s actually an interesting story about someone who didn’t even work for Bloomberg but was threatened with lawsuits and threats of violence for writing about the voluntary censorship of Bloomberg stories in China. Bloomberg has totally sold his soul to China.

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  29. Bogeyfree says:

    Tip to PT,

    The more Hillary keeps talking about the Russians helping you the more I think you should rekindle the whole Uranium One scandal as my guess is there is much more there there with U1 than what they are spewing about you.

    Do it Mr. President – Start to declassify U1 and ask the two U1 Whistleblowers that no one has spoken to, to come to the WH for a chat and bring AG Barr and a recorder if you don’t mind.

    Maybe somebody can suggest this to Don Jr?

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    • Catherine Thompson says:

      In my opinion President Trump should come out at his next rally and/or press conference and say “I told Puton to Cut it Out” Should take care of the problem just like it did for Obama – Remember?

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  30. youme says:

    A stake in the heart of Gov. Newsom

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  31. New Meme. POTUS visits India, Excellent animated conquest.

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  32. Donzo says:

    Philip Haney who blew the whistle on the Obama era DHS has been found shot dead in Southern California. He was a true American patriot that was most certainly taken out.

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  33. Skippy says:

    Correct and very sad.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  35. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  36. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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  37. Linda K. says:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/dhs-whistleblower-against-obama-administration-found-dead-shot-and-killed/

    Whistleblower against the Obama administration found shot dead by his car. Philip Haney DHS, age 67.

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  38. sunnyflower5 says:

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  39. TrueNorthSeeker says:

    Don’t know whether to be more angry than sad! Another “suicide”??

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/02/22/dhs-whistleblower-philip-haney-found-dead-with-gunshot-wound-to-chest/

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  40. sunnyflower5 says:

    USA! 🇺🇸 USA! 🇺🇸 USA! 🇺🇸

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  41. sunnyflower5 says:

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  42. MR52 says:

    Trump must be over target!

    https://www.lucianne.com/2020/02/22/susan_rice_acting_dni_grenell_a_hack_andbra_shill__one_of_the_most_nasty_dishonestbrpeople_ive_ever_encountered_27989.html

    Friday during an interview that aired on MSNBC, former National Security Adviser and U.N. ambassador Susan Rice criticized Richard Grenell, President Donald Trump’s pick to acting Director of National Intelligence.Rice called him “dishonest,” as well as other criticisms, and complained he was put in the job to use intelligence tools for political purposes.“The problem is that Rick Grenell is one of the most massively dishonest people I’ve ever encountered,” Rice said. “I’m not using this language lightly. He is a hack and a shill, and that’s all he’s ever been.”

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  43. MR52 says:

    not sure if this was posted, too many posts to go through:

    John Bolton Admits Last-Minute Impeachment Leak Was A Publicity Stunt

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/20/john-bolton-admits-last-minute-impeachment-leak-was-a-publicity-stunt/

    Former National Security Advisor John Bolton admitted Wednesday that his testimony in President Donald Trump’s recent impeachment proceedings involving Ukraine would have had no impact on the trial’s outcome even after sections of his upcoming book leaked attempting to convict the president in its final days.

    “People can argue about what I should have said and what I should have done,” Bolton said at Vanderbilt University Wednesday night during a forum with his predecessor Susan Rice, according to ABC News. “I will bet you a dollar right here and now my testimony would have made no difference to the ultimate outcome.”

    Better yet, here is what Rice said:

    “It’s inconceivable to me that if I had firsthand knowledge of a gross abuse of presidential power, that I would withhold my testimony,” Rice said. “I would feel like I was shamefully violating my oath that I took to support and defend the Constitution.”

    Lunch time for her. She is going to be eating those words. Time to declassify.

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  44. Reserved55 says:

    Sonia the Socialist and Vladeck believe the Trump admin is the *government*. Sonia the Socialist thinks she is above we the people (the government).
    Sonia and the rest of her Socialists on the Court are now King?

    Seems to me Sonia the Socialist and her fellow Travelers believe one District so called judge is lord.

    During the first 30 months of the Trump administration, the **government** sought emergency or extraordinary relief from the Supreme Court with “unprecedented frequency,” Vladeck argues. It applied for at least 20 emergency stays, filed petitions for review before judgment in nine cases, and sought writs of mandamus against three judges. That’s a stark contrast to the past 16 years, during which the **government** sought only eight stays total, four reviews before judgment, and no mandamus writs.

    Vladeck, like Sotomayor, partly blames the court for the uptick in action. “[T]he Justices have largely acquiesced in the **[government’s]** newfound aggressiveness,” the professor writes. He argues that the justices mostly now seem to go with the **government’s** contention that it suffers irreparable harm from lower court rulings without attempting to measure actual likely damage. That’s precisely Sotomayor’s complaint in the latest case.

    The professor, unlike the justice, however, also puts the people at fault. He says the public’s indifference to the additional activity is problematic. The emergency requests are granted and denied with great consequences, little notice, and “no public opprobrium.”

    Ultimately, all of this extraordinary action on behalf of the **government** by the highest court in the land undermines a central premise of the American legal system—that all litigants come as equals and can expect the same process, and consideration, whoever they may be. It’s merely an ideal, of course, but even concepts can erode. Sotomayor believes that is what’s happening now.

    She condemns colleagues on the bench who are more susceptible to continual calls from the **government** about irreparable harm warranting emergency relief than they are to cries for help from prisoners being put to death. “This Court often permits executions—where the risk of irreparable harm is the loss of life,” the justice writes.

    Yet here, where the **government** didn’t prove any harm would come from waiting for a lower court’s decision, and there’s less than a week to wait, the high court stepped in to answer the administration’s pleas for extraordinary relief.

    “The updated rule was challenged in courts around the country. A New York matter yielded a **nationwide injunction** barring its application while that case was pending. But two federal appeals courts declined to block it. The Trump administration thus challenged the New York court’s expansive stay in an emergency request to the high court, and the justices in a 5-4 vote granted it last month.”

    Sotomayor believes the emergency stays waste valuable time and resources on matters that are still being fleshed out in lower tribunals, eroding the whole appellate process. “[T]he Court—in this case, the New York cases, and many others—has been all too quick to grant the **Government’s** reflexive requests. But make no mistake: Such a shift in the Court’s own behavior comes at a cost,” the justice warns.”

    https://qz.com/1806689/justice-sonia-sotomayor-calls-out-supreme-court-in-sharp-dissent/amp/

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