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  • Ukraine President: We’re Ready To Investigate Ukraine’s Alleged Meddling In 2016 U.S. Election

    10/11/2019 7:15:31 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 10 replies
    Dailywire ^ | OCTOBER 10TH, 2019 | James Barrett
    During a “press marathon” on Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the topic of his famous July 25 phone call with President Trump, including one of the “favors” Trump mentioned: to look into “the whole situation” of Ukraine’s role in the 2016 U.S. election. “Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country,” Politico‘s Kenneth Vogel and David Stern wrote in a January 2017 report that has since been cited by multiple administration officials. “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness...
  • Trump 2016 campaign was run on a shoestring. Reelection is huge-armed with consultants

    10/08/2019 5:32:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 8, 2019 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2015 had no pollster, rapid-response team or fundraiser. A bare-bones staff fueled by pizza and energy drinks toiled in a makeshift office at Trump Tower. His opponents vastly outspent him - and lost. But as president, Trump's campaign machine has dramatically escalated, powered by a historically large war chest of donations large and small that has given him a head start over the eventual Democratic nominee. At this point in the last election, Trump's campaign employed 19 consultants. Now, there are more than 200. When Trump had all but locked up the nomination by May...
  • READ: Senate report finds Russia tried to harm Clinton, boost Trump in 2016 election

    10/08/2019 11:02:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Staff
    The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released volume two of its Russia investigation, which concluded that Russians sought "to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election by harming Hillary Clinton’s chances of success and supporting Donald Trump at the direction of the Kremlin," according to a committee press release. The committee in the report focused on Russia's use of social media to influence the 2016 election, led by the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency (IRA). "The Committee found that IRA social media activity was overtly and almost invariably supportive of then-candidate Trump to the detriment of Secretary Clinton’s campaign," according to the...
  • Judge dismisses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump, says claims entirely divorced from the facts

    07/30/2019 3:18:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 7-30-2019 | Gregg Re
    A federal judge in frank terms has dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they "did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place" and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information. The ruling came as Democrats have increasingly sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts. The...
  • How Donald Trump Won the 2016 Election - (TIMELINE)

    07/26/2019 3:33:06 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 29, 2017 | DeHaan
    This was a project for Honors English 9. I wanted to analyze the 2016 Presidential Election and why Donald Trump won. The video that does that is still being worked on. This documentary offers a recap for the 2016 election, and how it happened.
  • We’re Reliving Trump’s Ride Down the Escalator

    07/16/2019 1:47:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | July 16, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have people all over the place, “Rush, what is this all about? What is really going on here?” Sometimes the question disappoints me because I would hope that it would be obvious. I think it’s obvious to more and more people what’s going on here, but I will take the opportunity here to explain it in abbreviated form yet again. I’ve had so many people say to me, “You know, Rush, this nothing new. People have been saying ‘love it or leave it’ for I don’t know how long, my whole life.” Remember there used to be all...
  • ‘Mother Is Not Going to Like This’: The 48 Hours That Almost Brought Down Trump

    07/10/2019 7:46:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | July 10, 2019 | Tim Alberta
    One by one, they had trickled out of the conference room on the 25th floor of Trump Tower. It was Friday, October 7, 2016, two days before the second presidential debate, and the Republican nominee’s brain trust had spent the morning running a carefully simulated rehearsal session. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, playing the role of Hillary Clinton, was stationed adjacent to his opponent at a conference table; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, acting as the moderator, was positioned directly across from Donald Trump. The rest of the observers—press secretary Hope Hicks, campaign chief executive Steve Bannon, campaign manager...
  • Powerful Republican: FBI, CIA crimes under Obama against Trump will come out

    07/08/2019 9:43:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 7/8/2019 | unknown
    A powerful House Republican says President Obama’s FBI and CIA committed “severe, serious abuses” against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump that soon will be exposed. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told John Catsimatidis of New York City’s AM 970 “The Answer” that the Obama administration had no legal basis to probe the Trump campaign, The Hill reported. “There is no doubt to me there was severe, serious abuses that were carried out in the FBI and, I believe, top levels of the CIA against the president of the United States or, at that time, presidential candidate Donald Trump,” King said. “There was...
  • The Man on the Escalator

    06/18/2019 6:46:55 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 17 June 2019 | Mark Steyn
    On June 16th 2015 a Manhattan businessman descended an escalator on Fifth Avenue and upended all the inert leaden rituals of America's two-year presidential campaigns. Four years on, in an even more crowded Democrat field, I have no idea at this stage who will emerge victorious. But I think I can plausibly claim - unlike far more powerful figures on the American right, still throwing money and endorsements at obvious losers nine months later - to have discerned the essentials of the 2016 race pretty early. (I predicted Trump would win the nomination on the radio with Alan Colmes in...
  • 4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch

    06/17/2019 6:07:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    AP ^ | June 16, 2019 | Staff
    It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White House. It turns out the 2015 event might not have happened, at least not on June 16. And the over-the-top staging that featured a crowd including paid actors could have been even more theatrical if one early idea hadn't been scrapped. (Trump nixed suggestions to feature a live elephant....
  • National (US) Poll - May 28, 2015 (Bias Quinnipiac 1.5 Yr. Until Election: Hillary Over Trump By 18%

    06/12/2019 11:08:20 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 20 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | May 28, 2015 | Staff
    ... In a general election matchup, Clinton...leads other top Republicans - 50 to 32 percent over Trump.
  • The real reason Obama intel officials don't want you to know how they spied on Americans

    05/29/2019 6:53:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    On Tuesday, the Washington Post, our hometown newspaper here in the nation's capital, published an op-ed by former FBI Director Jim Comey. In the piece, Comey explains that whatever surveillance the Obama Justice Department conducted on the 2016 Trump campaign was entirely justified and within bounds -- nothing weird about it at all. Yes, American citizens were monitored electronically without their knowledge, but it wasn't spying. Of course, it wasn't "spying." It was "investigating." It was done for your own good. And if you don't like it, you're unpatriotic and possibly, mentally ill. That's Comey's position. What the op-ed did...
  • New York Times executive admits media didn't 'understand the Trump phenomenon'

    05/21/2019 5:37:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21,2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn |
    New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet spoke candidly last weekend about how the media "did not quite understand the Trump phenomenon" during the 2016 election. In an interview conducted by the International News Media Association, Baquet was asked about a letter to readers that he and Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. wrote days after the historic election of Donald Trump. "After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters? What forces and strains in America drove this divisive election and...
  • Devin Nunes: Someone on foreign soil was 'running operations' against Trump campaign associates

    05/23/2019 7:07:10 AM PDT · by MNDude · 11 replies
    Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said on Wednesday he is certain that someone on foreign soil was "running operations" against the Trump campaign. The House Intelligence Committee ranking member was invited onto Fox News to discuss a letter he sent to President Trump with a list of questions to ask British Prime Minister Theresa May about the Steele dossier when he visits the United Kingdom next month. Host Sean Hannity asked Nunes about the possibility that members of the U.S. intelligence community in the Obama administration "outsourced what would be illegal intelligence gathering" to allies such as the United Kingdom.
  • 'This was a steal': Campaign real estate deal that 'thrilled' Trump could be illegal

    05/21/2019 7:13:45 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2019
    President Trump was “thrilled” that his campaign acquired Northern Virginia office space at “bargain basement” rates, a campaign official told the Washington Examiner in an interview in the plush 14th floor offices overlooking the Potomac River from Arlington, Va. But campaign finance specialists say the "steal" could violate election law, which views below-market rates for rent as an illegal in-kind campaign donation. The deal was presented as a story of real estate prowess that was a fitting reflection of the man who authored The Art of the Deal. Campaign manager Brad Parscale took advantage of a long-term lease inked in...
  • “Treason!” – Barr Finds “Government Power Was Used To Spy On American Citizens

    05/17/2019 10:21:23 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    In his first pair of interviews since being sworn in, Attorney General Barr told Fox News and WSJ that he was pursuing the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe – an investigation he has tasked John Durham, the US Attorney from Connecticut, with leading – because Americans need to know whether the government “put a thumb on the scale” to try and undermine President Trump both during the campaign and during the first two years of his term, just like “we need to ensure that foreign actors don’t influence the outcome of our elections.” Separately, he told WSJ...
  • Trump "My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on... and this was TREASON!

    05/17/2019 4:28:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 221 replies
    My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!
  • Byron York: No question there was spying on Trump campaign, but how much?

    05/07/2019 8:16:31 AM PDT · by billorites · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 6, 2019 | Byron York
    At a contentious hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General William Barr dropped a big hint about his investigation into the conduct of the Trump-Russia investigation. "Many people seem to assume that the only intelligence collection that occurred was a single confidential informant and a FISA warrant," Barr said. "I would like to find out whether that is in fact true. It strikes me as a fairly anemic effort if that was the counterintelligence effort designed to stop the threat as it is being represented." Here is what he meant. There has been a lot of discussion on the...
  • Big Puzzle Pieces Connecting – The CIA, FBI, and 2016 Political Surveillance is Merging…

    05/03/2019 10:29:40 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2 May 2019 | Sundance
    The admissions within the New York Times story today -outlining how President Obama’s intelligence apparatus ran simultaneous intelligence operations against the Trump campaign- are starting to merge the FBI and CIA operations. CTH anticipated this. With new information about the “U.K. operation” using Stefan Halper (CIA asset and FBI informant); and the details of the contacts by U.S. intelligence operative Azra Turk; we can overlay the timeline and see a clear picture.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'This stings!' How Obama saw Trump's victory as a 'personal insult'

    05/02/2019 2:00:18 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 117 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-02-2019 | Daniel Bates
    The former president went from being confident that Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump to seeing it as a 'personal insult' that she lost. Obama could not believe the American people had 'turned on him' for a man he had written off as a 'cartoon'. As the dust settled Obama told his family that 'this hurts' and blamed Clinton who 'brought many of her troubles on herself' and ran a 'scripted, soulless campaign'. The eye-popping details are in the new edition of 'Obama: The Call Of History' by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.