11 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-20-19

  1. This really should come as no shock. After all, MSNBC has been the official propaganda outlet of the Democrat party for years. This just makes it official.

    https://apnews.com/04ef3799185f49a8970ab4ce1400c5f2

    “South Carolina’s Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend’s party convention because the network agreed to show speeches from 21 presidential contenders and offered a strong chance to reach black voters.

    The coverage arrangement for the event, a stop in a key early primary state and a chance for candidates to make their case before next week’s opening debate, angered other media outlets.

    C-SPAN says it shuts them out of a previously open political event it has covered live for many years. Journalist Roland Martin, former host at TV One, said the “terrible” decision hurts black-owned media outlets. Fox News Channel lodged a complaint.

    “These are the events that should be open to all media,” said Steve Scully, political editor at C-SPAN, which spent $13,351 to give out tote bags to attendees of Saturday’s session.

    State Party Chairman Trav Robertson said Wednesday that MSNBC did not pay for the exclusive arrangement.

    “This is a fair and equitable way to get time for every candidate running for office,” he said.

    Two of MSNBC’s African American anchors, Joy Reid and the Rev. Al Sharpton, will be live all day from the event, interviewing each candidate after he or she addresses the convention. The network was chosen in part, Robertson said, because of Reid and Sharpton’s appeal to black voters, who make up the majority of the Democratic primary electorate in South Carolina.

    MSNBC’s audience is 21% African American during the week but jumps to 30% on the weekend, when Reid and Sharpton have regular shows. The network has received some criticism for a lack of diversity with its all-white weeknight lineup of hosts from 4 p.m. to midnight.

    A South Carolina public television station, SCETV, confirmed Wednesday that it will livestream the convention on its YouTube channel and Facebook page. Other outlets may tape Saturday’s proceedings, which run all day in the capital city of Columbia, but may not broadcast anything until three hours after its afternoon conclusion.”

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  2. Chuck Todd speaks truth, gets ratioed.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/19/chuck-todd-migrant-detention-facilities-arent-nazi-concentration-camps-democrats-say/

    “Chuck Todd came out and said what far too few Democrats were willing to say yesterday. The detention centers on our southern border are not Nazi concentration camps. In saying this he sidestepped the dodge that AOC and other progressives were using yesterday, pretending that when she spoke of concentration camps she wasn’t referring to Nazi camps. That’s clearly not the case though it was a small minority of Democrats willing to admit as much. Todd started from the position that she meant Nazi camps (she used the phrase “never again” and called Trump a “fascist”) and then pointed out that you can disagree with the detention of migrants without breaking Godwin’s Law.

    “If you want to criticize the shameful treatment of people at our southern border, fine. You’ll have plenty of company. But be careful comparing them to Nazi concentration camps because they’re not at all comparable, in the slightest,” Todd said.”

    “I’d take issue with the idea that our treatment of people arriving uninvited at the southern border and claiming asylum for which the majority of them aren’t eligible is shameful. I think the Border Patrol is, by its own admission, in crisis mode and dealing with far more people than the system was designed to handle. But some of the blame for the lack of a sufficient response surely belongs on the Democrats who up until a few months ago were still claiming this was a “manufactured crisis.” It’s only recently that progressive outlets like Vox have come around to the idea that the crisis is real.”

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  3. Poor baby.

    Then resign you senile old fool.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/19/pelosi-doesnt-trust-attorney-general-barr-afraid-mueller-report/

    “PELOSI: ‘I DON’T TRUST THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES’ — ‘I’M AFRAID’”

    “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she does not trust Attorney General William Barr, adding that she is “afraid.”

    The Department of Justice agreed to give more lawmakers access to the former special counsel’s completed report in late May, however, many Democrats have still not read the less-redacted report. Pelosi has had access to the less-redacted report, but has previously refused to read it after Barr offered in April, according to Politico.

    “I don’t know if this is news or it was news last week but we will be having access to [a] less-redacted version of the Mueller report. I had said originally unless the whole country can see what they show us. We shouldn’t see it,” Pelosi said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

    “But I have. When we had the offer of this less redacted for many more people than just the leadership I accepted that because I’m afraid. I really don’t trust the attorney general of the United States and I’m afraid,” Pelosi continued.”

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    This hack and others in the Dem party have always had access to this info, but they chose not to view it. They know once they did, they’ll have no choice but to admit they were wrong, and in some cases, lying. Can’t have that huh, Nancy?

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  4. Dems have no Hope. 🙂

    Can you say….. Executive Privilege?

    I knew ya’ could 😉

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/19/democrats-say-white-house-lawyer-refusing-let-hope/

    “A White House lawyer barred former top Trump aide Hope Hicks from answering questions to Congress on Wednesday about her time in office, according to Democrats who emerged from the closed-door session frustrated and angry.

    The House Judiciary Committee had considered it a coup to get Ms. Hicks to testify — the first senior administration official cited in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to do so — but said the session turned into a farce when it became clear she wouldn’t be allowed to talk about her dealings with Mr. Trump as president.

    “I’m watching obstruction of justice in action,” fumed Rep. Ted Lieu, California Democrat. “You have their White House serving ‘absolute immunity’ which is not a thing — it doesn’t exist.”

    Mr. Trump, meanwhile, lashed out at Democrats for making Ms. Hicks show up to testify.

    “So sad that the Democrats are putting wonderful Hope Hicks through hell, for 3 years now, after total exoneration by Robert Mueller & the Mueller Report,” the president tweeted. “They were unhappy with result so they want a Do Over. Very unfair & costly to her. Will it ever end?”

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    But hopes Ms. Hicks would deliver them a smoking gun on any front were quickly dashed by the White House and her private attorney. Ms. Hicks declined to answer questions about her time working in the administration and the presidential transition as her lawyers claimed she was “absolutely immune” from lawmakers’ questions, Democrats said.

    Even a question about where her office was located in the White House was declared off-limits by the attorney.

    The White House has asserted Ms. Hicks is immune from being forced to testify by subpoena, arguing that as a former senior adviser for Mr. Trump she is covered by his executive privilege.

    White House Attorney Pat Cipollone wrote the committee Tuesday, saying the president has instructed her not to answer questions about her time in the White House.

    Democrats slammed the Trump White House claim as “ridiculous” and “frustrating.””

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    Yeah, kinda like the 3 years of BS you clowns have served up. Suck it up buttercups.

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  5. Already some blow back on the first story. The media is not happy. 🙂

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  6. The talk on the TV news this morning is about reparations for slavery.
    I don’t owe nobody nothing.
    None on my ancestors owned slaves. Actually, very few did. Mostly plantation owners.
    As for helping them advance, my first boss at AMS was a black man.
    And I once had a black female supervisor.
    About now, they should be on their way. No one holding them back but themselves and their own culture.

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  7. Another Dem staffer has been charged over the Kavanaugh confirmation doxing.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/second-house-democrat-staffer-charged-in-scheme-to-doxx-republicans-amid-kavanaugh-confirmation-fight

    “A second aide to New Hampshire Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan is facing federal charges stemming from a scheme to publicly post the personal information of several Republican politicians amid the contentious confirmation hearings for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

    The aide, Samantha Deforest Davis, was a staff assistant in Hassan’s office from August 2017 until last December. She was fired after Capitol Police discovered her possible involvement in the so-called “doxing” effort.

    Court documents accuse Davis of aiding 27-year-old Jackson A. Cosko, a former Hassan aide who has pleaded guilty to five federal offenses, including two counts of making public restricted personal information, and one count each of computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

    Prosecutors alleged Wednesday that Davis was persuaded by Cosko to “wipe down” Senate computers he had hacked. Davis now faces two misdemeanor charges: one federal count of aiding and abetting computer fraud and a District count of attempted evidence tampering, the Washington Post reported.

    Also on Wednesday, Cosko was sentenced to four years in prison in the scheme, and was required to turn over the cell phones, computers, and other equipment he used.

    Cosko’s attorney, Brian W. Stolarz, responded: “No one should be judged by their worst act but how they emerge from it. Mr. Cosko is sincerely remorseful for his conduct, is in recovery, and looks forward to living a purposeful life after he serves his sentence.”

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    Please. He’s only sorry because he got caught.

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  8. Mueller is a dirty piece of trash. This is prosecutorial abuse, a pattern with all things Mueller related. And to think how many people fell for this fraud.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/06/what-was-mueller-up-to-his-victims-speak.php

    “WHAT WAS MUELLER UP TO? HIS VICTIMS SPEAK

    Earlier this month RealClearPolitics posted Paul Sperry’s intensely reported account of the Mueller investigation from the perspective of its objects in “‘Scorched Earth’: Mueller’s Targets Speak Out.” Sperry prefaced his report:

    Now that [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller has ended his probe finding no election collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, 10 witnesses and targets of his sprawling, $35 million investigation agreed to speak with RealClearInvestigations because they no longer feel in legal jeopardy. They include several people who became household names during the two-year probe – including George Papadopoulos, Carter Page and Roger Stone – as well as lesser-known figures whose lives were also upended and finances imperiled when they came into Mueller’s crosshairs. Only three of the 10, Papadopoulos, Stone and a political consultant named Sam Patten, were charged with a crime. Patten received three years probation but no jail time for failing to register as a foreign agent; Papadopoulos served 12 days for lying to federal agents; and Stone awaits trial on false statements, witness-tampering and obstruction charges.

    Their firsthand accounts pull back the curtain on the secret inner workings of the Mueller probe, revealing how the special counsel’s nearly two dozen prosecutors and 40 FBI agents used harshly aggressive tactics to pressure individuals to either cop to crimes or implicate others in felonies involving collusion.”

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    “Quotable quote (Sam Patten): “He said Mueller’s team used the seldom-prosecuted [FARA] law to squeeze him for information about ‘this bullshit story about collusion.’ Agents first interviewed him last May, poring over his emails and texts, but came up dry. He said the fishing expedition wiped out his savings. He racked up some $140,000 in legal bills and had to cash out his retirement account. ‘I’m still digging my way out of the legal hole,’ Patten said.””

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    More here.

    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/05/30/scorched_earth_lives_upturned_muellers_targets_speak_out.html

    “Now that Mueller has ended his probe finding no election collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, 10 witnesses and targets of his sprawling, $35 million investigation agreed to speak with RealClearInvestigations because they no longer feel in legal jeopardy. They include several people who became household names during the two-year probe – including George Papadopoulos, Carter Page and Roger Stone – as well as lesser-known figures whose lives were also upended and finances imperiled when they came into Mueller’s crosshairs. Only three of the 10, Papadopoulos, Stone and a political consultant named Sam Patten, were charged with a crime. Patten received three years probation but no jail time for failing to register as a foreign agent; Papadopoulos served 12 days for lying to federal agents; and Stone awaits trial on false statements, witness-tampering and obstruction charges.

    Their firsthand accounts pull back the curtain on the secret inner workings of the Mueller probe, revealing how the special counsel’s nearly two dozen prosecutors and 40 FBI agents used harshly aggressive tactics to pressure individuals to either cop to crimes or implicate others in felonies involving collusion.

    Although they interacted with Mueller’s team at different times and in different places, the witnesses and targets often echoed each other. Almost all decried what they called Mueller’s “scorched earth” methods that affected their physical, mental and financial health. Most said they were forced to retain high-priced Washington lawyers to protect them from falling into “perjury traps” for alleged lying, which became the special counsel’s charge of last resort. In the end, Mueller convicted four Trump associates for this so-called process crime, and investigated an additional five individuals for allegedly making false statements – including former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    Some subjects of investigation said Mueller’s agents and prosecutors tried to pressure them into admitting things to give the appearance of collusion. They demanded to know if they had spoken to anyone with a “Russian accent.” They threatened to jail them “for life” and to drag their wives or girlfriends into the investigation.

    Former special prosecutors say the tactics used by Mueller’s team appear excessive.”

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    Mueller is dirty, and he’s abused his authority on multiple occasions.

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  9. AJ – As a sister-in-Christ, I implore you to please stop referring to people as a “piece of trash”. I’m not fond of the other epithets like “fraud”, “hack”, or “liar” either, but “piece of trash” just really seems so especially unnecessary. We are all, believers and unbelievers alike, image-bearers.

    Jesus said, in Matthew 5:22, “And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.” A note in my Bible says that this would apply to other verbal (or typed) epithets as well. All that stuff in the Bible about the destructive power of the tongue applies to the written or typed word, too, I believe.

    The level of discourse on many sites and in many sources – both liberal and conservative – is horribly snarky. It bothers me to see that snark and disrespectful style of writing being picked up by some Christians, too. That ought not to be. It’s the kind of thing that gets “virtual high-fives” from like-minded readers, but turns others off.

    Please know I write this from care and concern for you, not just my own preferences.

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  10. Men like these abuse their power and their office and deserve to be called out on it. When they act like trash, they will be called it.

    He is a liar.

    He is a hack.

    He has repeatedly slandered an innocent man.

    He has committed treason against his country and president.

    He is all these things by his own acts and words.

    And I won’t stop reminding folks of this.

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