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  • Ben Rhodes Election Night Shock Clip From HBO Becomes Internet Comedy Meme

    06/17/2018 6:53:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 16, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Most of HBO's documentary The Final Year features members of former President Barack Obama's foreign policy team in 2016 oozing extreme hubris over how wonderful they thought they were. That came to an abrupt halt on Election Night when Donald Trump knocked them off their perches by winning the presidency. None was more shocked than Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes (although United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power came close).  A clip from the documentary shows a devastated Rhodes sitting outdoors after discovering his liberal world has been shattered. His shock is so extreme that he is actually struck dumb and is unable...
  • IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed

    06/14/2018 5:03:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2018 | Brooke Singman
    The Justice Department inspector general has referred five FBI employees for investigation in connection with politically charged texts, revealing in its report on the Hillary Clinton email case that more bureau officials than previously thought were exchanging anti-Trump messages. The long-awaited report largely dealt with the Justice Department and FBI's handling of the Clinton case but uncovered numerous messages that “appeared to mix political opinion with discussions about the MYE investigation." MYE, or "Midyear Exam," was the code used in the FBI to refer to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server. “Some of these text messages and instant messages...
  • FBI agent texted ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president(tr)

    06/14/2018 9:10:18 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 127 replies
    BREAKING: Newly disclosed text among FBI officials says ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president. The message is included in a forthcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
  • Mueller warns that election, politics meddling by foreigners is still happening

    06/12/2018 12:25:50 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 128 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12 JUN 18 | Kevin Breuninger | @KevinWilliamB
    Special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Tuesday that election meddling operations are still occurring from "uncharged individuals and entities." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • Democratic parties accused of funneling $84M into Clinton campaign

    06/09/2018 3:32:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | Anna Sanders
    Up to 40 state Democratic parties could be implicated in an alleged scheme to illegally funnel some $84 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report. A federal lawsuit says the Clinton team and the Democratic National Committee went around campaign finance laws by pouring money into state parties that then sent the funds back to the DNC to help Clinton, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. **SNIP** The FEC complaint alleges “an unprecedented, massive, nationwide multi-million dollar conspiracy” in which Dems and Clinton’s camp were “effectively laundering nearly all contributions” given to the Hillary Victory Fund.
  • Did Liberals Got Conned? How Is Jill Stein Spending The Money She Raised For Bogus 2016 Recounts?

    06/07/2018 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Remember Jill Stein’s shoddy 2016 recounts? Remember how she raised more for this nonsense effort than for her entire 2016 campaign? She raised over $7 million for this effort, and she seems to be spending it on her staff. Not in a lavish sense, but they told Daily Beast it’s because they’re continuing the recount initiative. A bit odd since Stein promised that there would be a vote on how the rest of the fund raised would be distributed. So far, that has not happened.As liberals licked their wounds, with some still recovering from the shock of Trump’s win, Stein...
  • Republicans press top FBI official on Strzok's role in federal probes

    06/05/2018 8:08:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/05/18 | Olivia Beavers
    A top FBI official who oversees the bureau's counterintelligence division faced questions from lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday about the role of FBI agent Peter Strzok in federal probes, The Hill has learned. Lawmakers and congressional staff questioned Bill Priestap behind closed-doors for several hours as part of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees' joint probe into the FBI's decision-making during the 2016 election. Republicans have been eager to talk to Priestap about his involvement with the bureau's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as its probe into Hillary Clinton's use of...
  • PR boss Jennifer Palmieri: ‘We reduced Hillary to a female facsimile of a male president’

    06/01/2018 7:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 4, 2018 | Decca Aitkenhead
    If Jennifer Palmieri could turn back the clock, and make one change to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, what would it be? I can guess any number of answers when I put the question to the campaign’s communications director, but not the one she gives. “I would have spent more time and money,” she replies without hesitation, “in Texas, Arizona and Georgia.” Palmieri’s explanation makes perfect sense. She says they made the classic mistake of devoting their energy to the swing states of previous elections, such as Ohio, while overlooking historically safe Republican states now becoming winnable due to shifting demographics. It’s...
  • Obama's right-hand man: Trump used our playbook to beat Clinton

    06/01/2018 6:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2018 | Gregg Re
    A forthcoming memoir by Obama confidant Ben Rhodes includes the startling admission that the 44th president’s inner circle should have seen Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss coming – because President Trump was essentially using the Obama playbook to discredit her. The New York Times published excerpts of the book, "The World As It Is," which describes outgoing President Barack Obama’s shock and disbelief at Trump’s election victory. But Rhodes also seems to acknowledge that Trump used some of the same lines of attack employed by Obama during the hard-fought 2008 presidential primary against Clinton – minus what Rhodes describes as the...
  • Obama Was Left Awe-Struck Following Trump's 2016 Win: 'What If We Were Wrong'?

    05/31/2018 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 118 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    President Obama was probably very, very confident Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election. Nevertheless, he took unprecedented steps to stump for his former secretary of state. In the end, he couldn’t drag her over the finish line. She went down in defeat. It was one of the biggest political upsets in American history. It was a punch to the mouth of liberal America. The rural voter had his/her revenge. The urban elites were silenced. The irony is this tribalism, this electorate, was not the one Obama was trying to nurture or preserve; he wanted to change our politics, remember? Did...
  • Watch: The Look Of Devastation On This Top Obama Adviser’s Face When He Realizes Trump Beat Hillary

    05/31/2018 3:11:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    If there’s one person on Team Obama who had trouble coping with the fact that the country decided to elect a man who is the diametric opposite of his boss, it’s Ben Rhodes. Rhodes, who served as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, was the Obama’s mouthpiece for his foreign policy agenda. From Syria to the shoddy Iran nuclear deal, there was Rhodes crafting the Obama White House’s narrative to be sold to the American public. Since the 2016 election, Rhodes has taken to his Twitter account to criticize Trump’s foreign policy, mostly...
  • Millions were donated for a recount of the 2016 election – where did it go?

    05/31/2018 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein is coming under renewed scrutiny after a Daily Beast report details that millions donated to a 2016 presidential election recount have been squandered in the years since.
  • Mitt Romney says he voted for his wife in 2016

    05/31/2018 7:37:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Mitt Romney made no secret of his criticism of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, but until now, he had not publicly revealed who he voted for: his wife, Ann. "I wrote in the name of a person who I admire deeply, who I think would be an excellent president," the Utah US Senate candidate told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards Wednesday. Romney said he realized his vote "wasn't going to go anywhere, but nonetheless felt that I was putting in a very solid name."
  • They're ALL Racist: NYT Writer, CNN Commentator Use Roseanne Fallout To Smear Trump Voters

    05/30/2018 8:21:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Folks, let’s be honest about a couple of things. One, how is the cancellation of a television show a presidential-level subject of conversation? Second, but now that it is; does watching Roseanne make me a bigot? The 2018 reboot of the show that garnered critical acclaim for its portrayal of a struggling working class family in the Rust Belt of America got off to solid ratings. It had been renewed for a second season—and liberal America was again perplexed. How could this happen? How could a sitcom about people we consider inferior in everyday do well? Who cares about...
  • e President,' Said the Woman Who Thought It Was Her Due

    04/20/2018 5:47:55 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 Apr 2018 | Jim Treacher
    Norm Macdonald, in addition to being the best Weekend Update anchor ever, is also a keen student of human nature. Last year he summed up the results of the 2016 presidential election with this koan-like observation: "People hated Hillary Clinton so much that they voted for someone they hated more than Hillary Clinton in order to rub it in." I really think that sums up our current moment. A lot of people, myself included, underestimated just how tired of Hillary everyone was. After a quarter-century of listening to that awful old criminal's angry, scolding voice, America finally said enough was...
  • Facepalm: Obama Spy Chief Says Russia Decided Outcome of 2016 Election

    05/24/2018 4:03:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Obama’s former spy chief, James Clapper, is on a roll as of late. The ex-Director of National Intelligence has come to the defense of the intelligence community. Last week, it was reported that Stefan Halper, a longtime CIA operative and Cambridge University professor, spied on the Trump campaign, trying to make contacts with George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, and Sam Clovis. Yet, to Clapper, this isn’t spying. It was just a confidential source trying to glean information under false pretenses to see if there was any Russian collusion—and so far, there hasn’t been any evidence to suggest the Kremlin was tipping...
  • Sen. Grassley Letter to Rod Rosenstein

    07/27/2017 10:20:24 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 12 replies
    Senator Grassley ^ | July 20, 2017 | Senator Grassley
    According to news reports, during the 2016 presidential election, “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump” and did so by “disseminating documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter…” Ukrainian officials also reportedly “helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.” At the center of this plan was Alexandra Chalupa, described by reports as a Ukrainian-American operative “who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee” and reportedly met with Ukrainian officials during the presidential election for the express purpose of exposing alleged ties between then-candidate Donald...
  • Hold On, The FBI Was Spying On The Trump Campaign *Before*

    05/22/2018 3:16:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Who is the FBI spy that was trying to glean information on the Trump campaign? Well, reportedly, it’s longtime CIA operative Stefan Halper. And no, it wasn’t leaked. If this is true, and most likely it is, there’s enough public information on him, along with the news media leaving a trail of breadcrumbs that confirmed his identity. They were as subtle as a sledgehammer.Last week, it was reported that the FBI had spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. It was later revealed by Axios that Halper had tried to get a top-level job in the administration...
  • Putin May Be Attempting to Influence Blaze Readers, New York Times

    02/22/2016 8:50:33 AM PST · by richardtavor · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 3rd, 2015 | Erica Ritz
    The New York Times released an explosive article on Tuesday detailing how hundreds, if not thousands, of online “trolls” are paid to post pro-Kremlin propaganda across the Internet. One of their targeted sites, according to the report? TheBlaze.com. The trolls are organized by a group called the Internet Research Agency, and one former employee said she worked 12-hour days and had explicit instructions to create five political posts, 10 nonpolitical posts and 150 to 200 comments on the posts of those she worked with each shift. If you were to click on her accounts, she would appear like a normal...
  • Rep. Adam Schiff deems claims Trump campaign was spied on ‘nonsense’

    05/20/2018 8:50:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Rep. Adam Schiff says the idea that the Trump campaign was spied on by the Justice Department is “nonsense.” “The most I can tell you, Chuck, is that this claim by the president, the suggestion by [Rudy] Giuliani that there is a political spy embedded in the Trump campaign is nonsense,” Mr. Schiff told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.” “And you hear it in the same terms that Trump often speaks, which is ‘people are saying,’ or ‘I’m hearing,’ or ‘we’re being told.’ That’s another way of saying, ‘This is patently untrue, but we would like to spread...