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  • What Democrats Have Become

    09/20/2018 7:52:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Daniel Henninger
    Brett Kavanaugh is a casualty of an anything-goes political resistance. Consider the spectacle: Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the embodiment of a modern rule of law, is being decided in the Senate by the medieval practice of trial by ordeal, such as surviving immersion in fire or ice. Trial by ordeal was outlawed by the Lateran Council in 1215. Or worse, the standards of the mob in the Roman Colosseum, turning thumbs up or down on the combatants. Though unlike the Senate Democrats, the Roman mob at least had an open mind. Incidentally, the standard trope that...
  • Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    09/20/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination . If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven’t yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice. By Sandra Newman Sandra Newman has written widely about sexual assault and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel The Heavens. September 20 at 3:19 AM When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when he was 17, it was no surprise that Republicans were quick to deny it ever happened. What was surprising,...
  • Woodward said looked 'hard' for collusion, didn't find it, thinks Mueller has 'something' on Trump

    09/14/2018 12:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 14, 2018 | John Haltiwanger
    Veteran reporter Bob Woodward on Friday told radio host Hugh Hewitt he looked "hard" for evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia but didn't find anything. But he still thinks the special counsel Robert Mueller has "something" on the president. Woodward suggested Mueller possibly has "a secret witness or somebody who has changed their testimony." Trump has firmly rejected allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia in the 2016 US presidential election and often refers to the Mueller probe as a "witch hunt." Veteran reporter Bob Woodward on Friday told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt he looked...
  • How conspiracy theories spread from the Internet’s darkest corners

    09/18/2018 8:32:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 18 at 10:54 AM | Travis View
    While QAnon is 8chan’s most visible success, anons also run many smaller campaigns. These have less obvious connections to QAnon. For example, on Sept. 5 one anon on the /qresearch/ board posted an image of a woman exchanging money and another image of the same woman being escorted out of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. The anon suggested this was evidence she was a paid protester. Another anon combined the images, along with a third close-up image of the woman’s hands holding the money, and formatted the final combined image so it could be easily shared on mainstream social networks. The...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Before Kavanaugh Was Even Nominated, ‘Reluctant’ Ford Sent Letter To Congresswoman And Called WaPo

    09/17/2018 6:28:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies
    https://freedomoutpost.com ^ | September 17,2018 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    In less than 24 hours, Christine Ford went from obscurity to becoming the most talked about woman in America. She claims she was reluctant to come forward with her accusations. Yet, when Brett Kavanaugh's name was first raised as a possible candidate for the nomination, she contacted both her Congresswoman, Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and the Washington Post tip line. Kavanaugh had not even received the nomination and she had already written a letter to a politician and contacted a major newspaper. Does that sound like someone who is wrestling with a decision? This woman has placed herself right at...
  • Bob Woodward: Revealing My Sources ‘Might Get Somebody Killed’

    09/17/2018 2:29:30 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Sep 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward warned that revealing the sources for his book Fear: Trump in the White House “might get somebody killed” during a Monday interview on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. Woodward was asked — via a question posed on Twitter — about a possible subpoena of his notes and recording from special counsel Robert Mueller or the Justice Department:
  • China promotes anti-Trump book (Bill Gertz article)

    09/13/2018 8:49:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2018 | Bill Gertz
    China’s government propaganda outlets are actively promoting the anti-President Trump book released this week by Washington Post writer Bob Woodward, called “Fear.” Two days after excerpts of the book were published, major Chinese state-run propaganda outlets, including China Central Television (CCTV), ran extensive reports on the book on Sept. 6. The book derides Mr. Trump as unhinged and claims there has been an administration coup d’etat by senior aides, who conspired against the president and blocked his policies. Please see link for full article.
  • Sidney Blumenthal: Bob Woodward has been an 'FBI asset' since Deep Throat

    09/13/2018 12:49:57 PM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    It's déjà vu all over again, in Yogi Berra's memorable expression: senior unelected FBI officials conspiring with the Washington Post and New York Times to drive a Republican president from office. Kudos to Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit for spotting a 2014 State Department email from SecState Hillary's aide Sid Blumenthal that was declassified and released in 2015. In it, Blumenthal states as a fact that Bob Woodward has been an "FBI asset" since the days of Deep Throat. See for yourself
  • Bob Woodward says he would release book interview tapes if strongly challenged

    09/13/2018 6:54:45 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 75 replies
    cbsnews ^ | September 13, 2018, 2:57 PM
    basically fake news.... President Trump strongly criticized Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," as "a total fraud," "work of fiction" and "totally discredited." But Woodward said he drew from hundreds of hours of interviews for his book, which is published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS. The book depicts a chaotic White House with details from participants and witnesses to the Trump administration. Asked whether he would release any of the interview tapes, Woodward told "CBS This Morning" on Thursday: "Well, if somebody really wants to challenge me, of course. Of course. But I...
  • Seung Min Kim on Twitter: FBI does not plan to launch a criminal investigation of Kavanaugh

    09/13/2018 3:21:36 PM PDT · by Hadean · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 13, 2018
  • Woodward book breaks 93-year publishing record

    09/13/2018 12:09:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2018 | Joe Concha
    Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," sold more than 750,000 copies through its first day of release, the most for any title in Simon & Schuster history, according to the 94-year-old publisher. The investigative book by the veteran Watergate reporter, who has written books about every administration dating back to President Nixon, was powered by excerpts published before the book's public release Tuesday and President Trump's public rejection of it. Trump called the book "a con on the public" consisting of quotes that are "made up frauds" designed to boost Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm...
  • Damning New Strzok Text to Page: “The Times is Angry With Us About the WP Scoop”

    09/12/2018 5:38:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 9/12/18 | Sara A. Carter
    A series of text messages released Wednesday reveal that former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was in contact with reporters at the New York Times and Washington Post regarding stories they published about the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and President Trump’s campaign during the spring of 2017, according to a series of texts obtained by SaraACarter.com.The text messages suggest that Strzok, along with his paramour, former FBI Attorney Lisa Page, had been in contact with reporters from both newspapers. Strzok specifically mentioned two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times writer Michael Schmidt his text message to Page. Strzok...
  • EX-NSA DIRECTOR DISPUTES REPORT THAT TRUMP ASKED HIM TO PUSH BACK ON COLLUSION PROBE

    09/12/2018 8:38:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | chuck ross
    Former National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers on Tuesday disputed a report published in May 2017 alleging that President Donald Trump asked him to push back against the FBI’s collusion investigation. “I’ve never had a discussion with collusion with the president of the United States,” Rogers said at an event held at George Mason University, according to CBS News. “I’ve never been directed to do anything, coerced — any time I had a discussion I felt I was able to say, ‘Hey, here’s my view on that.'” (RELATED: Director Of National Intelligence Says He Can’t Comment On Report That Trump...
  • Give Trump the Nobel Prize for Economics

    09/10/2018 9:34:15 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Sep 11, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    This past week I asked a friend at the White House about how the president was holding up against the onslaught of media attacks. "They didn't even deliver a glancing blow," was the response. It wasn't for a lack of trying. Has any president in modern times been the target of such a Blitzkrieg of orchestrated assaults -- from John McCain's funeral turned anti-Trump scrum to Bob Woodward's discredited new book trashing the president to the media infatuation with the anonymous New York Times op-ed by a disgruntled federal employee who hates President Trump. Here we go again. Trump is...
  • The Trump-Russia coverup that Democrats fear

    09/10/2018 5:15:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2018 | Greg Sargent, Opinion Writer covering National politics
    CNN is reporting that top congressional Democrats are planning to take an unexpectedly soft line on new and potentially very damning information that has emerged about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russia probe. Why? Because Democrats understand full well that Sessions, of all people, could end up being pivotal to preventing President Trump from covering up the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation. It’s a complicated and interesting situation — and it’s unclear where it’s going to end up. A few days ago, the news broke that in a recent court filing, former Trump campaign adviser...
  • White House blasts 'reckless' Woodward, doesn't rule out possibility of lawsuit

    09/10/2018 3:08:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/18 | Brett Samuels
    The White House on Monday labeled Bob Woodward "reckless" and "careless" after some administration officials refuted claims attributed to them in his new book "Fear: Trump in the White House," ratcheting up its war of words with the Watergate reporter. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also didn't rule out a lawsuit against Woodward. "A number of people have come out and said Woodward never even reached out to corroborate statements attributed to them, which seems incredibly reckless for a book to make such outrageous claims to not even take the time to get a $10 fact-checker to call...
  • Nikki Haley To Op-Ed Author: ‘Do Not Stay In Your Position And Secretly Undermine The President’

    09/07/2018 3:15:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5:21 pm on September 7, 2018 | John Sexton
    When Nikki Haley’s name was floated as one of the people most likely to have written the NY Times op-ed my immediate reaction was ‘I don’t think so.’ To me, doing something like this would go against Haley’s entire brand which is to be bold and call people out when they are wrong, whether that’s Russia or Iran or some sleazy author hawking a book. It was just hard for me to imagine her resorting to an anonymous attack. Today, Haley has written a piece for the Washington Post calling out the author of the anonymous op-ed. Haley has a...
  • Woodward: Trump 'detached from reality,' jeopardizes national security

    09/10/2018 1:11:32 PM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jane C. Timm
    Veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Monday in an exclusive interview on NBC News' "Today" that President Donald Trump is "detached from reality" and jeopardizes American national security. "I've never seen instance when the president is so detached from the reality of what's going on," Woodward said.
  • President Trump and the fantasy of a race war against white people (lying leftard editorial)

    09/10/2018 10:13:30 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 52 replies
    <p>Prepare to be shocked: One of the Trumpiest candidates in the country repeatedly spoke at a conference whose organizer believes that the “only serious race war” in this country right now is the one targeting white people.</p> <p>Horowitz himself has said that “American blacks are richer, more privileged, freer than blacks anywhere in the world, including all black run countries.” He responded to the news that a man was arrested after vowing to kill “all white police” at the White House by saying: “Meanwhile, the country’s only serious race war — against whites — continues.”</p>