17 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-15-19

  1. The lack of self-awareness is just staggering.

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  2. Mark Warner, the hackiest of hacks.

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    Because Tapper’s become a hack too.

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    Word.

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  6. You would think the DoJ would be about justice.

    But you’d be wrong. They never police their own, not when crimes are committed against the president, or the taxpayer.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/448383-feds-gone-wild-dojs-stunning-inability-to-prosecute-its-own-bad

    “One was caught red-handed engaged in nepotism. Another, a lawyer no less, admitted to shoplifting at a Marine barracks store. A third leaked sealed court information to the news media. And a fourth engaged in fraud by turning a government garage into a personal repair shop.

    Four cases, all solved in the past month, with suspects who cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and significant breaches of public trust.

    But these weren’t your everyday perps.

    All were U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) employees who are supposed to catch other criminals while working for the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. attorneys’ offices. Instead, they broke the law or violated the rules. And all managed to escape prosecution, despite their proven transgressions.

    Recent Justice Department disciplinary files tell an undeniable story.

    Under the leadership of Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, DOJ’s internal watchdog is doing an outstanding job of policing bad conduct inside America’s premier law enforcement agency.

    And DOJ is doing a poor job of punishing its own.

    In cases closed in the past month, more than a half-dozen FBI, DEA, U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal officials were allowed to retire, do volunteer work, or keep their jobs as they escaped criminal charges that everyday Americans probably would not.

    In most instances, the decisions were made by federal prosecutors who work with the very figures impacted by or committing the bad conduct. In local law enforcement, that go-easy phenomenon is known as the “thin blue line.” ”

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    AKA corrupt leadership.

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  7. Trump was right on those tariffs, despite the braying of the globalist to the contrary. Once again they go hungry because Trump is eating their lunch. 🙂

    https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/14/wapo-say-looks-like-trump-won-tariff-battle-mexico/

    “WaPo: Say, It Looks Like Trump Won His Tariff Battle With Mexico After All”

    “For a country that supposedly only agreed to the status quo, Mexico seems pretty busy making a lot of changes. Almost as soon as Donald Trump announced an agreement with Mexico to sharply reduce the flow of illegal immigration to the US border, the US media rushed to call it a defeat. Trump didn’t get anything Mexico hadn’t already agreed to do, and news outlets concluded that Trump caved rather than apply the tariffs.

    If that’s the case, though, why is Mexico rushing to build a security apparatus in “weeks”? The Washington Post reports today that Mexico is feeling the pressure:

    Mexico, threatened with tariffs by President Trump, agreed last week to contain the surge of migrants from Central America heading to the United States. But if the country cannot prove its ability to enforce its borders, it risks yet another diplomatic confrontation with its neighbor to the north. …

    The United States built its border security apparatus over decades. Mexico now has just weeks.

    If the country fails to stem the flow within 45 days, the United States will push for a “safe third country” agreement, which would keep asylum seekers in Mexico — a political high-wire act for the government here. In 90 days, Trump could reassert tariffs .

    “We are not going to fail,” Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign minister, told reporters this week.

    Success would look, in part, like the scene at this tiny checkpoint one day this week — a growing contingent of security personnel stopping anyone who looks like a migrant.

    Does that sound like business as usual? As a country who outlasted Trump on his tariff threat? It sounds a lot more like a country that spent decades offering baseless claims of doing as much as they could to stem the flood of illegal immigration trying to do in weeks what they should have been doing all along.

    As I wrote in my column for The Week, the idea that Trump’s threat didn’t pay off was patently absurd. All the media had to do was wait for Mexico’s reaction to realize that they had scrambled to appease Trump and demonstrate significant improvement on security. “

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  8. Little Miss Never Tells the Truth is at it again.

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  9. Who knew the Grim Reaper’s first name was Addison?

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    https://www.dailywire.com/news/48404/mcconnell-agrees-pelosi-i-am-grim-reaper-when-it-ryan-saavedra

    “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday night that for the first time in his memory he can finally agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about something — he is “the Grim Reaper” and he is here to kill the socialist agenda of the Democratic Party.

    Earlier on Thursday Pelosi held a news conference where she laid out in a presentation all of the far-left policy proposals from the Democratic Party that McConnell is blocking.

    Pelosi even tweeted out the graphic, writing: “[McConnell] is so obsessed with blocking votes on commonsense solutions passed by the House, he’s taken to calling himself ‘the Grim Reaper.’ But Americans are tired of waiting – they want action on their priorities now.”

    “She’s got it right,” McConnell said. “She’s got it absolutely right. For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi.”

    “I am indeed the ‘Grim Reaper’ when it comes to the socialist agenda that they have been ginning up over the House with overwhelming Democratic support, and sending it over to America,” McConnell continued. “Things that would turn us into a country we have never been.””

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  10. “What aboutism” is not a coherent argument.
    Hilary does something wrong….Lock her up, lock her up….

    Trump does something similar….hilary did it too …

    Not an excuse….to be consistent they should say ….lock them both up

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  11. And in the “Careful What You Wish For” category………

    You just might end up with a “Stone Cold Killer” instead of the nice lady who is leaving. 🙂

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/48405/stone-cold-killer-name-potential-sarah-sanders-ryan-saavedra

    “Hours after President Donald Trump announced that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders would be leaving her position at the end of the month, a name emerged from multiple sources close to the president for who should be Sanders’ replacement.

    Stephanie Grisham, the White House Director of Communications for first lady Melania Trump, has been a loyal soldier fighting to advance Trump’s agenda dating all the way back to his first month on the campaign trail in 2015 when she was a low-level press staffer.

    In December, The Washington Post noted that Grisham has grown to become “one of the more powerful figures in the ever-evolving Trump White House” and referred to Grisham as “Melania Trump’s enforcer.”

    A source close to the White House told The Daily Wire on Thursday night Grisham “has proven herself to be a stone-cold killer” and that “no one else comes close” to being able to match Grisham in her ability to command problems that arise.

    The source said that Grisham was a “risk-free move for the administration in the run-up to perhaps the most important election in American history.”

    “Grisham is pure Trump,” the source said. “She holds down the East Wing with ease and has no loyalties to any faction within the Republican Party. Members of the first family love her and know that she is fiercely dedicated and loyal.”

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    But can she make Jim Acosta cry? 🙂

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  12. If you read the tweets posted above you see its the Republicans comparing Trumps actions to Hilary…..i dont have to mention a similarity Twitter and the right did it for me. Btw, the Steele dossier was originally commissioned by Republicans. If its a problem, Republicans need to look inward.

    Then again why the Republican obseession over the Clintons, if there ever was an derangement syndrome in politics that would be it. It would be amusing but st this point tine its just sad and unoriginal

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  13. It’s a lie.

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/18/comey-steele-dossier-republicans/

    “In reality, Steele was hired in June 2016 by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was working at the time for the law firm for the DNC and Clinton campaign.”

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    “Comey is not the only Trump opponent to falsely claim that Republicans were involved in the dossier. Democrats and many journalists have repeated the inaccurate claim. The source of confusion revolves around the timeline of Fusion GPS’s investigation into Trump.

    The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website owned by Republican donor Paul Singer, paid Fusion GPS during the 2016 primary season to investigate Trump. But executives with the website and with Fusion GPS have said that they discontinued the Trump research effort after it became apparent that the real estate baron would win the GOP nomination. (April/May 2016)

    “I think we started in September or October, and I think it wound down in April [2016], sometime in the spring,” Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson testified to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Nov. 14, 2017. “As the Republican primaries came to an end, it became obvious that that work was going to end.”

    Fusion went looking for a new client soon after to continue its investigation of Trump. The firm found Perkins Coie.

    With a new client funding its anti-Trump effort, Fusion GPS hired Steele in June 2016. Perkins Coie paid Fusion around $1 million through November 2016, and Fusion paid Steele around $170,000.

    Steele, a former MI6 officer who worked in Russia before retiring, relied on intermediaries to obtain information about Trump and his campaign advisers.

    Steele would go on to produce 17 memos dates from June 20, 2016, to Dec. 13, 2016. The FBI relied on his unverified memos to obtain four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.”

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