32 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-14-18

  1. Gee, I wonder why they’ve hidden this news all this time……

    Not.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/13/ex-fbi-lawyer-lisa-page-interned-under-clinton-texts-reveal.html

    “Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, whose Trump-bashing texts made it clear who she backed in the 2016 presidential election, refers in a newly revealed message to serving as an intern “under Clinton.”

    Page, who exchanged tens of thousands of texts with disgraced FBI official Peter Strzok, revealed the information in one message among a new batch exclusively obtained by Fox News.

    “Get inspired and depressing reading that article about how Obama approached the mail room,” Page wrote Strzok on Jan. 19, 2017 – the last day of the Obama administration. “Needless to say, it was very different when I interned there under Clinton.”

    The article they were discussing was a Jan. 17, 2017 story in the New York Times Magazine entitled “To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation,” which described eight years of mail that poured through the mailroom.

    In the text message exchange, Strzok tried to engage Page in a discussion about her time in the internship.

    “How was it different?” he replied.

    “Will have to talk in person,” answered Page. “It’s hard to describe. More of a rote have to respond to the mail exercise.”

    It was not clear who exactly Page interned for or what she did. Page, 39, attended American University in Washington in the late 1990s, studying public affairs and earning her bachelor’s degree in 2000.”
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    Maybe they were worried about retaliation from the Russians……

    Bwahahahaha! 🤣

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  2. Another narrative fail.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/13/kimberly-strassel-feinsteins-kavanaugh-letter/

    “California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement on Thursday alluding to a letter she received that raised concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — but the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel suggested that the whole scenario didn’t exactly add up.

    The letter, to which Feinstein referred in a vague statement, is believed to contain an allegation of some instance of sexual misconduct involving Kavanaugh and a woman when they were both in high school.

    But in Feinstein’s statement, Strassel saw a few things that were potentially problematic.

    FIRST PROBLEM: THE ACCUSATION.

    Strassel began by pointing out reports from the New York Times that suggested Feinstein had at least been aware of the letter’s existence since summer — and argued that if the accusation was truly damning enough to warrant an FBI investigation, it would have been reason enough for Feinstein to present it to authorities immediately.

    SECOND PROBLEM: THE HANDLING.

    Strassel went on to question whether a letter concerning enough to warrant a federal investigation should have been shared with Senate Republicans, who, just like their Democratic counterparts, were charged to “advise and consent” with regard to Kavanaugh’s nomination. Additionally, she suggested that if the accuser had explicitly stated a request to not take things further, Feinstein could be betraying that trust by going to the FBI.”

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  3. And a double bonus. Narrative fail and press bias exposed.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/13/natl-guardsman-debunks-biased-media/

    ““The POTUS landed at our Johnstown flight facility, a military installation owned by the Reserves and the National Guard,” he said, “and, well, prior to his arrival, we were allowed to gather in this designated area to greet him prior to his boarding a helicopter and flying to the Flight 93 memorial service.”

    The service member, who asked to remain anonymous, told TheDC that the double fist pump was a greeting to the gathered crowd, which included a number of members of the military and their families and supporters.

    “As he approached us soldiers, marines, and airmen, many were shouting and waving at him. That is when he did the ‘double fist pump’ — he was genuinely happy to say hello and shake hands, and you could tell he was proud to be greeted by ‘his’ military members.”

    But after the president left and the crowd dispersed, photos of that double fist pump began circulating on social media.”

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  4. Poll dancing, it’s not just for strippers anymore.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/09/the_medias_latest_poll_dance.html

    “With the midterms less than two months away and the economy firing on all cylinders, the Democrats, and their handlers, also known as the American media, are entering the panic zone. The midterms are the last chance for the left to stop the Trump train.

    Robert Mueller’s investigation is shooting blanks. Mueller’s Deep State cronies in the FBI and DOJ may be facing legal troubles of their own. Trump’s popularity remains solid despite Hurricane Florence-strength media attacks against him each and every day.

    CNN and MSNBC are currently at Category 4 hurricane strength against President Trump. Expect to see this ratchet up to Category 5 in the upcoming weeks before the midterms. Ninety percent of Trump’s media coverage is negative. This will increase to approach 100 percent if Mueller can’t find or fabricate the smoking gun that will send The Donald slinking back to Trump Tower.

    Since Stormy Daniels’s pole dances haven’t damaged President Trump, big media are using their own “poll dance,” specifically opinion polls, to create the narrative that no one likes the president. They hope to dispirit Trump voters, damping the enthusiasm of November 2016, to pick off enough House seats to shift House control to Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters.

    At the least, these polls can further the media fable that everyone is embarrassed by Trump and won’t support him, causing some of his supporters to abandon the president so their friends and families stop calling them racist, sexist Nazis.”
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    “Their kicker question was, “Do you think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, or not?” On Sept. 10, 2018, Quinnipiac found its answer – 41 percent yes, 55 percent no. That’s it, then. Hillary should move into the White House next week, and Trump should be sent to the insane asylum.

    One question they asked, which won’t receive much attention for fear of upsetting many of the CNN and MSNBC news panelists, is this: “Do you think that President Trump is mentally stable, or not?” Lo and behold, even in this biased survey, 48 percent answered yes, he is mentally stable, 42 percent no. Obviously, they didn’t conduct this poll in Hollywood where almost everyone believes that Trump is insane.

    Several layers beyond the tweets and headlines are the guts of the poll, the sample and methodology. ”
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    “This survey oversampled Democrats by 9 points. And how many of those 33 percent independents are truly independent? The average Trump-supporter who gets a telephone call survey will either hang up or else give the pollster the answer he is looking for rather than be castigated as a Trump voter.

    In addition, Quinnipiac surveyed registered, rather than likely, voters. Likely voters are only a small fraction of registered voters, many of whom won’t turn out to vote, especially in midterm elections.

    Between the sample and the weighting, it is no surprise that the poll results tilt heavily in favor of Democrat talking points.”
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    Just like they planned it.

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  5. Trump is right again. And Rubin and the WaPo (along with numerous other media pushing the same falsehoods) are wrong. You’d think they’d be tired of peddling this type of fake, yellow journalism by now. But you’d be wrong.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/trump_is_right_about_the_exaggerated_puerto_rico_hurricane_death_count.html

    “Trump is right about the exaggerated Puerto Rico hurricane death count

    Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin says that President Trump is crazy because he says the vast number of deaths in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria last year was supposedly made up.

    Here’s how she starts:

    What we learn when Trump says crazy stuff

    On Thursday morning, President Trump showed once again that he lacks even a tangential relationship with reality:

    What is actually crazy is when an independent research firm used computer models to determine the number of deaths from the hurricane, instead of the actual body count from the coroner’s. So does Rubin and the other WaPo Democrat stenographers ever have any actual questions about those computer models? They don’t seem to, because they just repeat whatever they are told, no questions asked. Here’s the news they wrote:

    Death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria officially raised to 2,975 from 64

    Using a study from a team of independent researchers, officials in Puerto Rico said they’re raising the official death toll from Hurricane Maria to 2,975 from 64.

    Researchers have determined that an estimated 2,975 people died from September 2017 through the end of February 2018. The independent study, from George Washington University’s (GWU) Milken School of Public Health, was commissioned by the Puerto Rican government.

    The estimate of 2,975 was determined using a mathematical model based on historical patterns, with adjustments made for age and sex, researchers said. That sum is more than 4,500 percent higher than the original estimate of 64.

    It’s nonsense. You don’t determine body counts by math models. Yet people at the WaPo are so crazy they even say Trump is complicit in causing Hurricane Florence. They need their head examined.”

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  6. This Baylor professor is becoming one of my favorite people on Twitter:

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  7. Conservatives are looking past 2018 which appears to be bleak. We now have a champion: Sasse 2020!

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  8. One of the advantages of getting old is that there is no one around to tell what You did in high school.

    I am one of those who voted against Clinton. I would again, moreso now. Not only is Hillary a crook, the whole cabal is rotten.

    I’ve said before. I don’t really like Trump. He is a short fuse whose mouth runs ahead of his brain. But he is doing a good job. I can’t think of a thing wrong with his governing.
    I will vote for him again.

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  9. So now Democrats and never-Trumpers have their champion.

    Their Ross Perot.

    Their Benedict Arnold.

    Ben Sasse. The next traitor in line.

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  10. Yeah keep an eye on this.

    And note it has nothing to do with Trump and was for stuff that happened years before Trump hired him.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/14/ex-trump-campaign-chief-paul-manafort-agrees-to-plead-guilty-in-deal-with-special-counsel-robert-mueller.html

    “Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort agrees to plead guilty in deal with special counsel Robert Mueller

    Former Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to resolve charges filed by special counsel Robert Mueller, but it is not clear if he will cooperate with prosecutors against President Donald Trump, court documents filed Friday indicate.

    Manafort, who was set to begin jury selection for a second federal criminal trial next Monday, was charged in a superseding criminal information in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

    That charging document alleges Manafort engaged in a conspiracy involving money laundering, tax fraud, failing to report foreign bank accounts, violating rules requiring registration of foreign agents, lying and witness tampering.”
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    “Both criminal cases relate to consulting work he and his associate, Rick Gates, did on behalf of pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine, in the years before both men worked on Trump’s campaign.”

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  11. More fake news from Ricky’s favorite propaganda outlet.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/09/fake-news-nikki-haleys-52k-curtains/

    “Once again, if you don’t want to be called fake news, DO NOT PUSH OUT FAKE NEWS.

    The New York Times published an article this morning that curtains in Nikki Haley’s apartment cost $52,701. Buried within the article? The Obama administration ordered the curtains in 2016 and Haley had no say in it!

    But muh narrative.

    The State Department in 2016 decided to lease this apartment for the US ambassador to the United Nations, “with an option to buy, according to Patrick Kennedy, the top management official at the State Department during the Obama administration.”

    SIX paragraphs into the article, the NYT writes that Haley’s spokesman said the ambassador “had no say in the purchase.” Yet, the article continues to call it Haley’s curtains:

    A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said.

    The curtains themselves cost $29,900, while the motors and hardware needed to open and close them automatically cost $22,801, according to the contracts. Installation took place from March to August of last year, during Ms. Haley’s tenure as ambassador.

    Ms. Haley’s curtains are more expensive than the $31,000 dining room set purchased for the office of Ben Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That purchase became so controversial that President Trump considered firing Mr. Carson, though the spending rules covering agency chiefs are different from those for ambassadors.

    While Ms. Haley’s curtains were being ordered and installed, Rex W. Tillerson, the administration’s first secretary of state, had frozen hiring, pushed out many of the department’s most senior diplomats and proposed cutting the department’s budget by 31 percent. In embassies around the world, projects were eliminated, jobs were left unfilled and the delegation to last year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting was slashed.

    Then the publication has the nerve to put a quote in from an Obama official, trashing the purchase…even though it was said administration that purchased the curtains:”

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    It’s point and laugh time again. 🙄

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  12. Hogg boy fell for it….

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  13. Democrats are falling for it and demanding investigations!

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  14. If DiFi had any decency left in her she’d be skulking away with her head down in shame about now.

    If……..

    https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/09/13/seriously-so-this-is-what-sen-dianne-feinsteins-secret-brett-kavanaugh-letter-was-about/

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    And more fake news from WaPo and the NYTimes.

    Yep. Again.

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  15. Sorry about the smell.

    But that’s what decades of Democrat rule does to a city.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/35859/video-baltimore-mayor-saying-you-can-smell-rats-james-barrett

    “In a viral video that has caught the attention of not only online viewers but city officials and several media outlets, Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh exclaimed while touring one of the many decrepit neighborhoods in her city that “you can smell the rats.”

    In a segment that aired on Fox 45 earlier this week, the mayor and other city officials tour some areas impacted by Pugh’s 2017 violence-reduction initiative, the Baltimore Sun reports. While walking through an area filled with decrepit, vacant homes, the scene overwhelms Pugh.

    “What the #$&&? We should just take all this [expletive] down,” she says. “Whoa, you can smell the rats. Whew, Jesus. Oh, my God, you can smell the dead animals.”

    The Instagram account “The Shade Room” posted a clip of the raw moment; the video has since racked up over a million views:”

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  16. I’ve been accused of writing fake news. Good not to feel left out. Eye roll.

    More on the Catholic Church from the LA Times today:

    In rare move, San Diego diocese names eight priests as alleged sexual predators

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-san-diego-priest-abuse-scandal-20180914-story.html

    (“Love — and then do as you will” — talk about a dangerous, self-will focused theology)

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    About one of the priests:

    The canonical trial ended in January 2011 without a clear verdict. “He wasn’t guilty,” said Rodrigo Valdivia, the San Diego diocese’s vice-moderator of the curia, “but that’s not to say he was innocent.” His priestly faculties were restored until McElroy removed them in August 2015.

    That hasn’t stopped Foley from advertising on his website as an “Itinerant Papist Preacher,” offering retreats and spiritual counsel. His most recent posting, dated May 18, 2017, is a personal reflection under the heading “Love — and then do as you will.”

    This July, he led a “cluster mission” at St. Joseph the Worker in Dubuque, Iowa.
    Foley did not return a reporter’s phone call Thursday. …

    …. “They’re telling me that there are now 56 priests who are credibly accused of sexual abuse in San Diego?” asked Patrick Wall, a former priest who now investigates clerical sexual misconduct for a Minnesota law firm, Jeff Anderson and Associates. “I believe that number to be extremely short.”
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  17. Aj @10:15: There will likely be a pardon coming soon, hopefully followed by the indictments of Strzok, Page, Comey, Brennan, Mueller, Clinton, and numerous other FBI/NSA/CIA/MSM co-conspirators, on charges of “conspiracy against the United States.”

    However, it’s highly doubtful that they will all get the justice they so richly deserve.

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  18. So Mueller has now made a $29,000,000 profit. If he can get Trump to plead guilty, there might be enough money to build Trump’s wall.

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  19. Trump is not going to resign before the midterms, but the responses to this hypothetical question are interesting.

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  20. Ricky,

    Still nothing at all to do with Trump, and he’s not who Manafort is providing info on…. You have your admins confused.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/14/politics/greg-craig-foreign-agent-registration-investigation/index.html

    “Federal prosecutors in New York are weighing criminal charges against former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig as part of an investigation into whether he failed to register as a foreign agent in a probe that is linked to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to sources familiar with the matter.

    In addition, these sources said, prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York are considering taking action against powerhouse law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where Craig was a partner during the activity under examination. Prosecutors are considering a civil settlement with the firm or a deferred prosecution agreement with Skadden, these sources said.

    An attorney for Craig, who left the Skadden firm in April and who was White House counsel under President Barack Obama during the first year of that administration, said his client “was not required to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.” A spokeswoman for Skadden didn’t respond to a request for comment.”
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    “Any action against Craig or Skadden would be an extraordinary step, given Craig’s prominence and Skadden’s position as one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country.

    The investigation pertains to whether Craig improperly performed lobbying work on behalf of a group associated with Ukraine without registering with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Federal law requires that an entity representing a foreign political party or government file public reports detailing the relationship under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA.

    The inquiry into Craig and Skadden is closely linked to a case against Manafort, and details about Skadden’s work in the matter were disclosed in superseding criminal charges filed Friday by Mueller’s office against Manafort. Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy against the US and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice due to attempts to tamper with witnesses, and he agreed to cooperate with the federal government.”

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  21. I love California. We’re so … Confident.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-global-climate-summit-live-updates-we-re-launching-our-own-damn-satellite-1536957076-htmlstory.html

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    ‘We’re launching our own damn satellite’ — Gov. Jerry Brown says California will go to space to fight climate change

    Gov. Moonbeam is finally sending California into space.

    Jerry Brown closed his climate summit in San Francisco on Friday with a dramatic announcement: California will launch its own satellite into orbit to track and monitor the formation of pollutants that cause climate change. …

    … After decades of being unable to shake the moniker Gov. Moonbeam — which columnist Mike Royko branded Brown in 1976 — the governor has come to embrace it in a big way. Brown suggested around that time that California should launch its own satellite for emergency communications. At the time, the governor was in his 30s and full of ideas for the state that critics dismissed as flaky. Some were put into law and established California as a pioneer on various policy fronts, others were put on the shelf. …

    … Brown’s announcement came in quickly delivered remarks at the close of the three-day gathering and received a standing ovation from many in the audience. Two activists who stood up on their seats saying Brown is “not a climate leader” were carried out of the auditorium by security.
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  23. With Manafort, Cohen, Gates and Flynn cooperating, I really believe that Mueller will find out about any and all ties and connections between Trump and the Russians. Roger Stone is still holding out, but maybe not for long. Mueller should be able to soon file his report and tell us whether:

    1. The Dems are correct in their suspicions that Trump and his crew were working with the Russians who were trying to impact the election; or

    2. The ties between Trump and his group of idiots (Stone, Page, Papadopolous, Little Trump and others) were of the Keystone Cops type, but still scared Trump into framing himself by firing Comey and acting like the guiltiest man in America for the last year and a half.

    I’m still betting on #2. As my son reminds me, Trump is certainly crooked enough to work closely with Russia, but I think the Russians are smart enough to avoid working closely with Trump and his group of blabbermouths and nitwits.

    The report should come out around year end – just in time for that new Congress to consider if they are dealing with a traitor or a moron. Bet on Rex Tillerson being right.

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  24. In each and every case, years and decades old process crimes and tax evasion, failure to register as lobbyist and all stuff Trump would have no way of knowing about when he hired them. It has nothing at all to do with Trump.

    And for cryin’ out loud the politicians Hunter and Collins is for stuff years old, and it’s his DoJ prosecuting them.

    So it’s guilt by association now, despite a clear and repeated lack of evidence against Trump?

    Weak, real weak.

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