August 14th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1303

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1,182 Responses to August 14th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1303

  1. wtd says:

    Reminder that the powerful Davos / World Economic Forum people are mentally ill and want to build a horrifying society.

    ===>Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

    It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rich33y says:

    Based on AG Barr’s comments on Hannity last night everyone (me included) jumped to the conclusion that the DOJ will be releasing information today.

    Barr said that there will be developments Friday, he never said that the developments will be coming from him or anyone in the DOJ.

    I’m not so sure the ‘Developments’ are going to be coming from the DOJ, Barr might have been forecasting this afternoon’s Happy Hour event from Sundance to soften the impact.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    For several weeks now House Democrats have held up a crucial China Virus relief package as they demand billions of dollars for the Post Office in order to bolster mass mail-in voting. In California, a state without voter ID laws and outdated registration records, Governor Gavin Newsome plans to mail every registered voter a ballot ahead of election day. Recent elections in New York, New Jersey and West Virginia should have proven to any thinking person that mass mail-in voting leads to fraud and delayed results.

    But according to Dr. Anthony Fauci an original member of President Trump’s Wuhan Coronavirus Taskforce, voting in person can be done safely.

    “What about voting? So many people are concerned. We are in an election year. Some people are going to be heading to the polls in the next few weeks, can people go out and vote in person given there is so much concern about the vote?” Deborah Roberts, ABC News, asked Dr. Fauci during a recent interview. “I think if carefully done according to the guidelines, there’s no reason I can see that not being the case.” ~Dr. Fauci regarding the safety of in-person voting

    With say 2-weeks of early voting allowed nationwide there is no reason why the polling places would be swamped with long lines on election day. Still, the democrats are not interested making the election process go smoothly; all they are interested in is flooding the ballot boxes with fraudulent votes and stealing the election.

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  4. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 2 people

    • linderella says:

      Notice how Democrats never tell you in their ads that they are Democrats, especially when they are trying to come off like moderates. I had to google his name to find out his party affiliation…

      Liked by 2 people

      • Ninja7 says:

        Someone a long time ago stated that only Party affiliation mentioned is Republican, otherwise it is assumed to be Democrat.

        Looking at newspaper articles, TV news (Fake) narrative it appears to be true.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. CM-TX says:

    It is CHILD-ABUSE:

    Liked by 21 people

  6. burnett044 says:

    of Camala Harris….pedos in the church and the cover up…….

    Liked by 1 person

    • dd_sc says:

      I’ve heard she has a similar issue concerning dropping charges against Church of Scientology. I didn’t watch the entire video so I don’t know if it was mentioned.

      I also wondered if some big name Hollywood donors went to bat for Scientology in those cases.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. sunnyflower5 says:

    God Bless President Trump, his entire family, and administration.

    Liked by 13 people

  8. sync says:

    Burying Assange with U.S. indictments

    There are now 3 separate US Justice Department indictments against Julian Assange.

    There are zero U.S. Justice Department indictments against those who participated in a coup against President Trump

    Florence Iveson, representing Assange in court on Friday, said US prosecutor Gordon Kromberg had submitting a 33-page additional affidavit explaining the second superseding indictment on August 12.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. 4*Freedom says:

    BUCK UP: Sleeping Giant is Awakening: “…when you find yourself in doubt, know that the president of a business co-op called a national radio show recently and revealed that “well over 70%” of 877 business-owners in the Oakland, California area who voted for Hillary in 2016 are voting for Trump in November 2020.  Know that the people are stirring, and that the sleeping giant is awakening once again.” (Yes – this Oakland guy called Rush, as I heard directly). See

    Liked by 9 people

  10. oldschool64 says:

    Liked by 11 people

    • PInky1920 says:

      One thing you can bet on; she won’t be able to Willie Brown her way in this time.

      Biden would probably prefer soft ice cream at the rate he’s losing it.

      Liked by 4 people

  11. sunnyflower5 says:

    Liked by 9 people

  12. Jenevive says:

    Fox News and others are reporting that POTUS brother Robert is in a
    NY hospital very ill, and POTUS will be visiting him today. No
    details yet on what is wrong with him.

    Liked by 4 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      We hit the same minute! We’re good lolol


    • Blue Moon says:

      NY city is the last place on earth that PT needs to be. First thoughts when I heard his brother was very very sick “What have they done to PT’s brother”. Not nice but just how I felt. JMO


    • Alligator Gar says:

      How can POTUS visit a sick relative in a hospital, but we peons can’t? I guess if God forbid the brother dies, they will have a big funeral for everyone. But we peons can’t for our loved ones (ask my mom. Her last brother is dying of dementia–in hospice. She can’t visit and she will not be able to attend the funeral (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren only). Why a double standard, Mr. President? Don’t you think we ALL want to visit loved ones who are sick? Don’t you think we all want to go to loved one’s funerals because we loved them?

      Stop the madness over the Dampanic.


      • somebody says:

        Hold on a cotton pickin minute. The President of the United States has NOTHING to do with rules on visitation and funerals. Those are coming from Governors.

        NY has loosened its visitation rules, especially for terminally ill. I don’t think they’ve loosened rules on funerals. I know several people in NY that have visited loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes in the past month or two.

        I’m sorry about your Uncle, my mother is fading away due to dementia. I haven’t been able to see her since mid-March. Well except on the 4th of July when I dressed in scrubs and a mask and snuck in a back door at shift change. I correctly guessed many of the regular staff and all of the office staff would not be there. Many temporary staff, so I was able to sort of blend and BS my way in.

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  13. jeans2nd says:

    Robert Trump, Prez’s bro, hospitalized in New York – Raheem Kassam War Room Pandemic (live)

    Liked by 2 people

  14. jim says:

    I get the feeling that the “development” that Barr has alluded to will be nothing more than a dog bone that Barr/Durham will toss out to see if that placates our Sundance.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. sunnyflower5 says:

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  16. gsonFIT says:

    They were Hessians in our revolution. Mercenaries paid to fight other people’s wars in foreign countries. I always wondered what happened to the ones that returned to Germany. Or was it Prussia? I dont recall.

    Separatist, freedom fighters, jihadist, i just think of them as “foreign fighters”. I think there is a political party in Africa called Economic Freedom Fighters Where do these modern Hessians go when the fighting and the money stops? Who pays these armies? I dont really know.

    ISIL (Obama’s name), Hamas, Al Qaeda are terrorist groups, or could they be considered “foreign fighters.” Those name are tricky to remember. I remember some went into Africa. I think some were in Germany and Catalonia or might be Italy. I need to bone up on my geography.

    Is daesh (sp) ISIS? Hard to keep track. Mike Flynn would know.


  17. JBird says:

    Anyone noticing the site is running a bit slow? Curious what the traffic volume looks like today.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Sue says:

    Today I feel like Christmas Eve, to be followed by WWIII. The MOAB from us followed by the unleashing of demons by them. Be ready.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Troublemaker10 says:


    • Free Speech says:

      Don’t believe for a second that this crap isn’t filtering into kids’ minds. My wife told me a student walked into her classroom yesterday complaining about another class because of all the ‘privileged white kids’ in there. That student didn’t come up with that choice of words on her own.

      Liked by 4 people

      • goddessoftheclassroom says:

        What grade does your wife teach? I teach 8th grade English. if one of my students should say that, I would respond, “what does that mean?” and “what is your source for that?” knowing that the student wouldn’t be able to.


  20. A2 says:

    I’ve posted Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono’s recent interviews here. Excellent interview and is important for the US Indo-Pacific alliance

    “ Japan wants de facto ‘Six Eyes’ intelligence status: defense chief”


    TOKYO — Japan is eager to expand links with the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance that includes the U.S. and the U.K, Defense Minister Taro Kono told the Nikkei, as the framework would allow the country to obtain key classified information at an early stage.

    “These countries share the same values,” Kono said in an interview. “Japan can get closer [to the alliance] even to the extent of it being called the ‘Six Eyes’.”

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  21. @sundance & @Adrem Traffic on the Rise?
    (I know WordPress has the “Stats” for the CTH..) available on your Dash board..
    I did a “site Checker” traffic for this site..
    AND there were 370,022 Unique~(organic) site visits in the past hour or so..

    Can ya’ll confirm? 😉

    Site is crawling.. (even with My Ad-Blocker running)..

    Liked by 1 person

  22. cdnintx says:

    Prayers up for Pres. Trump’s brother Robert.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. MomsForTrump says:

    This morning I heard Brian Kilmeade say something about the “Harris/Biden ticket” (rather than Biden/Harris). I guarantee you he did this on purpose. I wish all the conservative media people would start saying “Harris/Biden”. That would drive them crazy!

    Liked by 3 people

  24. jeans2nd says:

    For your entertainment –
    “EXCLUSIVE: Top Pelosi Staffer Registered As ‘Foreign Agent’ to Lobby For Chinese State Media Outlet”

    “Brendan Daly, former Communications Director for Nancy Pelosi and a political appointee of the Obama administration, is a registered foreign agent who provided the Chinese Communist Party’s premier state-run media outlet China Central Television Network with “strategic counsel” as it expanded into the United States”


    Liked by 2 people

  25. Nick the Deplorable says:

    I guess this is Barr’s big news.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. CopperTop says:

    Well the coup went to NYT before SD would out today’s news it. They are scared.

    Just wait…

    Liked by 2 people

  27. lfhbrave says:

    NYT reports it’s Duram’s Clinesmith guilty plea. A dud.

    Liked by 2 people

    • CopperTop says:

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      • CopperTop says:

        PS: Those dates. If you are familiar with the pace of justice and statutory timeframes on wire taps u will surmise that all three stopped all communication within a 28 day window from the beginning of Grand Jury seatings.

        What’s not earth shattering to Barr is that these career Feds stopped talking. Whatever the investigators uncover it has either

        Evidence to support indictment or NOT.

        It’s all up to Barr just as the POTUS said yesterday.

        Many moons ago it was all up to POTUS as to who he placed trust in to do the right thing.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Perot Conservative says:

      Weak sauce. Is this a felony? Is he cooperating? This is the similiar cherry deal Wolfe got. Jail time?

      Will he be disbarred?

      Zeri Hedge: “Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to one count of making a false statement regarding his involvement in the agency’s actions against the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election, according to the Associated Press.”


  28. Mortimer says:

    Mystery solved. The new development is Kevin Clinesmith pleading guilty.

    No surprise and Barr was accurate when he said “not earth shaking”.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. ohnoyoudonot says:

    NYT –

    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty to altering Carter Page evidence to support FISA warrant.

    Story broke by

    This tidbit –

    “Mr. Clinesmith had provided the unchanged C.I.A. email to Crossfire Hurricane agents and the Justice Department lawyer drafting the original wiretap application.”

    Who else knew about the lies? Thinking face

    Liked by 1 person

  30. jeans2nd says:

    It’s Kevin Clinesmith. Pleading guilty to lying. NY Times per Raheem Kassam War room live

    Liked by 2 people

  31. BamaPatriot76 says:

    USMCA doing work here in Alabama. Steel slabs made here rather than imported from Brazil. Link to the AP story in my local paper

    Liked by 10 people

  32. Troublemaker10 says:

    Kevin Clinesmith, Corrupt FBI Attorney Who Falsified Carter Page FISA Warrant, Expected To Plead Guilty

    Liked by 2 people

    • bessie2003 says:

      my apologies for duplicating this post, we must have posted at the same time.


    • sunnyflower5 says:

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  33. Perot Conservative says:


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  34. gsonFIT says:

    Appointments of Homeland Security leaders Wolf and Cuccinelli are ‘invalid,’ report says.

    That means both of these guys is doing a great four letter word “job”

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Catherine Elstad says:

    Curious about SD reveal tomorrow ????

    ASK YOURSELF: Who (working very quietly) got the goods on Clinesmith to begin with????


  36. Dyedinthewool says:

    Looks like Klinesmith is copping a guilty plea. That’s the new development.


  37. WHOOP!, Barr /Durham sink a 2 inch putt ‼️

    Liked by 5 people

    • gda53 says:

      Hah! A most appropriate analogy.

      So is this merely an appetizer? Or the main and only course? With an explanation to come.

      Can we now expect that this gets wrapped up by Labour Day, whereupon we will get to hear the “report”, aka “the DOSCJ narrative”, of how some people may have done certain non-approved things, but that it never went beyond a game of political hard ball.

      Jolly good jape old man, what?

      DOSCJ = Dept. of So Called Justice


    • All Hype says:

      That is absolutely hysterical!


    • Right Mover says:

      My earth is definitely not shattered by this.
      No one’s is.


  38. ohnoyoudonot says:

    Rush is back for first Friday broadcast in his treatment week in three months!

    Liked by 5 people

  39. Remember those Iranian Ships/Tankers going to Venezuela?

    The Justice Department on Friday said it has “successfully executed” the seizure order and confiscated the cargo from all four vessels, which totaled approximately 1.116 million barrels of petroleum.

    FBI and Homeland Security investigators found that the cargo vessels, the Bella, the Bering, the Pandi and the Luna, are assets of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, according to a criminal complaint.

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  40. TwoLaine says:

    VP Mike Pence on Rush today. Bottom half of hour 1 (I think I got it right).

    This link has REPLAY.

    Liked by 1 person

  41. More jobs under Trump-Pence since May than all of Obama-Biden
    “It’s go time for Vice President Mike Pence.”
    With the Democratic ticket finally set for the fall presidential race, Pence has switched to campaign mode, ready with a list of achievements to brag on, led by economic wins since the coronavirus crisis crashed the administration’s earlier successes.
    “Topping that list is the jobs comeback — some 9.2 million since the pandemic hit the United States in March.”

    Liked by 5 people

  42. The doj brings lime jello w/pineapple chunks to a pot-luck dinner.

    I wonder what’s on Sundances menu?

    Liked by 8 people

  43. Reaganite says:

    This just in RE Durham : “A former FBI investigator will enter a Plea”
    Also just in: teh V for Victory shaped recovery is shaping up REAL. Atlanta Fed just raised projected GDP growth for quarteer from 20.5 to:

    Latest estimate: 26.2 percent — August 14, 2020


  44. rich33y says:

    The Clinesmith story will be a nice lead-in for the journalists that Sundance talks with this afternoon.


  45. MaineCoon says:

    Clinesmith pleading guilty to ONE charge of lying.

    Not enough of a bone thrown to us Barr. Release the kracken, Sundance!

    FTA: Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter tell Fox News.

    Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation. Specifically, the inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was “not a source” for another government agency. Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The DOJ relied on that assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.


  46. wvquiltynana says:

    Sending positive kick the devil’s ass vibes to Sundance today! Clinesmith not enough for me to feel confident in justice truly being served. Going to continue to live my best life & pray for Big Ugly happenins to start!!! We had 3 late 20 year olds visiting this week from Chicago area…not all caucasian either. All 3 HUGELY voting Trump! Big anti vaccine, pro business, pro gun && anti Marxist socialist BLM!! There is truly hope out there that even the young ones are seeing the swampers for exactly who they are…EVIL CORRUPT dictators! Even my husband was shocked by their conversations & that they were as informed as me! Praying for continued eye openings & justice!

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  47. soozword says:

    At the 2018 election, I vaguely recall there was a website where you could see an analysis of the best pro-Trump MAGA House and Senate candidates to donate to across the country. Have finished doing my annual donations to organizations (NumbersUSA, FAIR, Judicial Watch and of course PTrumps election campaign) and now gearing up for the best of the best House and Senate candidates with a realistic possibility for a win in crucial districts/states. I’m not making big donations to any one but trying to limit it to the top ten. Anybody know of such a website?

    Also trying to network locally. My local Republican (RINO) group seems awol, citing covid concerns, so little/no opportunity for networking there. Bought several Trump yard signs and posters to give out to Trump-friendly neighbors as well. May host a neighborhood MAGA bbq party for the covid-brave saying masks are NOT encouraged.

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  48. wxobserver says:

    The leak on Clinesmith likely came from Clinesmith’s lawyers, trying to soften the blow. Note the ridiculous sub-head on the story.

    So, Barr said yesterday this is not an “earthshattering development” but an indication that things are moving along. Those who wish to look on this statement optimistically could interpret this to mean there are indictments of bigger fish to come.

    Since we knew of Clinesmith’s malfeasance being discovered quite a while ago, it is evidence of the glacial pace at which these prosecutions move.

    One thing I’m still pondering on is that Barr pointed to a bifurcated result — a report on what happened and criminal indictments. He also pointed to some things happening before the election but was not specific as to which of these two results he was referring.

    We’ve already seen one indictment now, so perhaps that means the report won’t be out before the election. Barr has publicly hinted he knows that if Trump loses, he’s going to get shut down by the incoming administration. That would give him only two months after the election as a lame duck AG to get the report out. Would he do that?

    P.S. Since this says nothing about the identity of any investigators, we should look for something to pop in the media later today, or something directly from SD sometime tomorrow.


  49. strateshooter says:

    good day from the UK to all the decent and good folks on this website.
    I just want to extend best wishes and good luck to you all over the coming weeks ahead.
    I feel pretty sure that barring election your amazing, big ,beautiful tweeting motherf*ker of a POTUS will get re-elected in November because
    1. He fulfilled his election promises(unique).
    2. I cannot envisage ONE single person who voted for him in 2016 failing to do so this time around.

    Stay strong.stay happy and at the risk of being banned and / or bombed by Sundance …WWG1WGA !! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ausonius says:

      Amen! Many thanks! Mrs. Ausonius and I visited London and Bath two years ago: among the unforgettable experiences was hearing Arnold Schoenberg’s cantata Songs of Gurre (Gurrelieder) played by the Philharmonia Orchestra. A most excellent group and conductor (Esa Pekka-Salonen).

      Stay free! 🙂


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