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President Trump: "I have a chance to break the deep state." An exclusive interview on "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson"

Posted on 05/23/2020 2:06:18 PM PDT by Hojczyk

In an exclusive interview set to air Sunday, President Trump tells Sharyl Attkisson that he believes he is making inroads in draining the Washington swamp.

If it keeps going the way it's going, I have a chance to break the deep state. It's a vicious group of people.

President Trump on "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson" Also the interview:

The president calls churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions "essential services" and says they must be allowed to open Sharyl asks if someone review his tweets before he sends them out Trump weighs in on the biggest strength and weakness of Joe Biden He talks about the latest allegations about FBI misconduct and spying on his campaign

Sharyl ask about mixed messages the government is sending on the anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine

She also asks President Trump how he can press to investigate allegation about Biden and Ukraine-- without appearing to be doing the same thing Democrats did to him in 2016.

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KEYWORDS: attkisson; deepstate; sharylattkisson; sherylattkisson
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1 posted on 05/23/2020 2:06:18 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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2 posted on 05/23/2020 2:07:01 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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Aka the socialist camp in administrations.

3 posted on 05/23/2020 2:08:59 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hatse:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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The allegations against President Trump were based on fiction and thus, criminal. The criminal allegations against Dementia Joe are based on verifiable fact. Big difference.

4 posted on 05/23/2020 2:10:51 PM PDT by elengr (Benghazi betrayal: rescue denied - our guys DIED - treason's the reason obama s/b tried then fried!)
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Aka the socialist camp in administrations.

Send them there first before they get the chance to send every citizen. Use reverse psychology on them. Treat them to their own game. NOW!

5 posted on 05/23/2020 2:11:20 PM PDT by Dacula
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The biggest deep state operative right now is Christopher Wray. Get rid of him NOW. Appointed Ric Grenell as Acting FBI Director.
6 posted on 05/23/2020 2:12:28 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To tell the truth, I didn’t think Trump would live through the 2016 campaign. I figured that his plane would have “mechanical failure” at some point and get him out of the way. It wouldn’t surprise me if somewhere in the deep bowels of the “intelligence community” a discussion of possible “accidents” has been taking place over the last 4 years.

7 posted on 05/23/2020 2:15:46 PM PDT by euram
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Not to mention Hunter Biden/Burisma investigation is being done openly and legally by the US Senate, not secretly and illegally by some deep state cabal.
8 posted on 05/23/2020 2:17:58 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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The old saying goes “When you find yourself up to your ass in alligators just remember your goal was to drain the swamp.” Trump will be up to his ass in alligators. We might have a moment of silence for the poor alligators. Probably won’t but we might.

9 posted on 05/23/2020 2:19:26 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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Sheryl with the Big Get! Quite a big deal to interview President Trump.

10 posted on 05/23/2020 2:20:25 PM PDT by romanesq (Flubro, from the people who brought you the stupidity of grifters & the letter Q)
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“She also asks President Trump how he can press to investigate allegation about Biden and Ukraine—”

Does she not know the difference between open investigations and secret, illegal spying?

11 posted on 05/23/2020 2:21:37 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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The murderous KGB deep state succeeded in taking permanent control over Russia. The Democrat mob party supports that happening in America.

12 posted on 05/23/2020 2:23:41 PM PDT by Reeses (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a government pat down.)
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The Key Reason DC Hates President Trump – It’s a Big Club, and He Ain’t in It…

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Something 99% of American voters do not understand.  Congress doesn’t actually write legislation. The last item of legislation written by congress was sometime around the mid 1990’s. Modern legislation is sub-contracted to a segment of operations in DC known as K-Street.  That’s where the lobbyists reside.

Lobbyists write the laws; congress sells the laws; lobbyists then pay congress commissions for passing their laws. That’s the modern legislative business in DC.

CTH often describes the system with the phrase: “There are Trillions at Stake.” The process of creating legislation is behind that phrase. DC politics is not quite based on the ideas that frame most voter’s reference points.

With people taking notice of DC politics for the first time; and with people not as familiar with the purpose of DC politics; perhaps it is valuable to provide clarity.

Most people think when they vote for a federal politician -a House or Senate representative- they are voting for a person who will go to Washington DC and write or enact legislation. This is the old-fashioned “schoolhouse rock” perspective based on decades past. There is not a single person in congress writing legislation or laws.

In modern politics not a single member of the House of Representatives or Senator writes a law, or puts pen to paper to write out a legislative construct. This simply doesn’t happen.

Over the past several decades a system of constructing legislation has taken over Washington DC that more resembles a business operation than a legislative body. Here’s how it works right now.

Outside groups, often called “special interest groups”, are entities that represent their interests in legislative constructs. These groups are often representing foreign governments, Wall Street multinational corporations, banks, financial groups or businesses; or smaller groups of people with a similar connection who come together and form a larger group under an umbrella of interest specific to their affiliation.

Sometimes the groups are social interest groups; activists, climate groups, environmental interests etc. The social interest groups are usually non-profit constructs who depend on the expenditures of government to sustain their cause or need.

The for-profit groups (mostly business) have a purpose in Washington DC to shape policy, legislation and laws favorable to their interests. They have fully staffed offices just like any business would – only their ‘business‘ is getting legislation for their unique interests.

These groups are filled with highly-paid lawyers who represent the interests of the entity and actually write laws and legislation briefs.

In the modern era this is actually the origination of the laws that we eventually see passed by congress. Within the walls of these buildings within Washington DC is where the ‘sausage’ is actually made.

Again, no elected official is usually part of this law origination process.

Almost all legislation created is not ‘high profile’, they are obscure changes to current laws, regulations or policies that no-one pays attention to. The passage of the general bills within legislation is not covered in media. Ninety-nine percent of legislative activity happens without anyone outside the system even paying any attention to it.

Once the corporation or representative organizational entity has written the law they want to see passed – they hand it off to the lobbyists.

The lobbyists are people who have deep contacts within the political bodies of the legislative branch, usually former House/Senate staff or former House/Senate politicians themselves.

The lobbyist takes the written brief, the legislative construct, and it’s their job to go to congress and sell it.

“Selling it” means finding politicians who will accept the brief, sponsor their bill and eventually get it to a vote and passage. The lobbyist does this by visiting the politician in their office, or, most currently familiar, by inviting the politician to an event they are hosting. The event is called a junket when it involves travel.

Often the lobbying “event” might be a weekend trip to a ski resort, or a “conference” that takes place at a resort. The actual sales pitch for the bill is usually not too long and the majority of the time is just like a mini vacation etc.

The size of the indulgence within the event, the amount of money the lobbyist is spending, is customarily related to the scale of benefit within the bill the sponsoring business entity is pushing. If the sponsoring business or interest group can gain a lot of financial benefit from the legislation they spend a lot on the indulgences.

Recap: Corporations (special interest group) write the legislation. Lobbyists take the law and go find politician(s) to support it. Politicians get support from their peers using tenure and status etc. Eventually, if things go according to norm, the legislation gets a vote.

Within every step of the process there are expense account lunches, dinners, trips, venue tickets and a host of other customary financial way-points to generate/leverage a successful outcome. The amount of money spent is proportional to the benefit derived from the outcome.

The important part to remember is that the origination of the entire process is EXTERNAL to congress.

Congress does not write laws or legislation, special interest groups do. Lobbyists are paid, some very well paid, to get politicians to go along with the need of the legislative group.

When you are voting for a Congressional Rep or a U.S. Senator you are not voting for a person who will write laws. Your rep only votes on legislation to approve or disapprove of constructs that are written by outside groups and sold to them through lobbyists who work for those outside groups.

While all of this is happening the same outside groups who write the laws are providing money for the campaigns of the politicians they need to pass them. This construct sets up the quid-pro-quo of influence, although much of it is fraught with plausible deniability.

This is the way legislation is created.

If your frame of reference is not established in this basic understanding you can often fall into the trap of viewing a politician, or political vote, through a false prism.

The modern origin of all legislative constructs is not within congress.

“We have to pass the bill to, well, find out what is in the bill” etc. ~ Nancy Pelosi 2009

“We rely upon the stupidity of the American voter” ~ Johnathan Gruber 2011, 2012.

“If Congress isn’t going to convene until the bill is ready to vote on… who the hell is writing the bill?”  ~ Tom Massie, 2020

Once you understand this process you can understand how politicians get rich.

When a House or Senate member becomes educated on the intent of the legislation, they have attended the sales pitch; and when they find out the likelihood of support for that legislation; they can then position their own (or their families) financial interests to benefit from the consequence of passage. It is a process similar to insider trading on Wall Street, except the trading is based on knowing who will benefit from a legislative passage.

The legislative construct passes from K-Street into the halls of congress through congressional committees. The law originates from the committee to the full House or Senate. Committee seats which vote on these bills are therefore more valuable to the lobbyists. Chairs of these committees are exponentially more valuable.

Now, think about this reality against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential Election. Legislation is passed based on ideology. In the aftermath of the 2016 election the system within DC was not structurally set-up to receive a Donald Trump presidency.

If Hillary Clinton had won the election, her Oval Office desk would be filled with legislation passed by congress which she would have been signing. Heck, she’d have writer’s cramp from all of the special interest legislation, driven by special interest groups that supported her campaign, that would be flowing to her desk.


Simply because the authors of the legislation, the originating special interest and lobbying groups, were spending millions to fund her campaign. Hillary Clinton would be signing K-Street constructed special interest legislation to repay all of those donors/investors.

Congress would be fast-tracking the passage because the same interest groups also fund the members of congress.

President Donald Trump winning the election threw a monkey wrench into the entire DC system…. In early 2017 the modern legislative machine was frozen in place.

The “America First” policies represented by candidate Donald Trump were not within the legislative constructs coming from the K-Street authors of the legislation. There were no MAGA lobbyists waiting on Trump ideology to advance legislation based on America First objectives.

As a result of an empty feeder system, in early 2017 congress had no bills to advance because all of the myriad of bills and briefs written were not in line with President Trump policy. There was simply no entity within DC writing legislation that was in-line with President Trump’s America-First’ economic and foreign policy agenda.

Exactly the opposite was true. All of the DC legislative briefs and constructs were/are antithetical to Trump policy. There were hundreds of file boxes filled with thousands of legislative constructs that became worthless when Donald Trump won the election.

Those legislative constructs (briefs) representing tens of millions of dollars worth of time and influence were just sitting there piled up in boxes under desks and in closets amid K-Street and the congressional offices. Legislation needed to be in-line with an entire new political perspective, and there was no-one, no special interest or lobbying group, currently occupying DC office space with any interest in synergy with Trump policy.

Think about the larger ramifications within that truism. That is also why there was/is so much opposition.

No legislation provided by outside interests means no work for lobbyists who sell it. No work means no money. No money means no expense accounts. No expenses means politicians paying for their own indulgences etc.

Politicians were not happy without their indulgences, but the issue was actually bigger. No K-Street expenditures also means no personal benefit; and no opportunity to advance financial benefit from the insider trading system.  Republicans and democrats hate the presidency of Donald Trump because it is hurting them financially.

President Trump is not figuratively hurting the financial livelihoods of DC politicians; he’s literally doing it.  President Trump is not an esoteric problem for them; his impact is very real, very direct, and hits almost every politician in the most painful place imaginable, the bank account.

In the pre-Trump process there were millions upon millions, even billions that could be made by DC politicians and their families. Thousands of very indulgent and exclusive livelihoods attached to the DC business model.  At the center of this operation is the lobbying and legislative purchase network.  The Big Club.

Without the ability to position personal wealth and benefit from the system, why would a politician stay in office?  It is a fact the income of many long-term politicians on both wings of the uniparty bird were completely disrupted by Trump winning the 2016 election. That is one of the key reason why so many politicians retired in 2018.

When we understand the business of DC, we understand the difference between legislation with a traditional purpose and modern legislation with a financial and political agenda.

When we understand the business of DC we understand why the entire network hates President Donald Trump.

Lastly, this is why -when signing legislation- President Trump often says “they’ve been trying to get this through for a long time” etc. Most of the legislation that is passed by congress, and signed by President Trump in his first term; is older legislative proposals, with little indulgent value that were shelved in years past.

Example: Criminal justice reform did not carry a financial benefit to the legislative bodies, and there was no financial interest funding the politicians to pass the bill. If you look at most of the bills President Trump has signed, with the exception of a few economic bills, they stem from congressional construction many years, even decades, ago.

Think about it carefully and you’ll see it.  The “First step act”, “Right to Try”, etc. were all shelved by Boehner, Pelosi, Ryan, McConnell, Reid and others before them.  When the value of legislation is measured by the financial underwriting and payoffs behind it, what type of legislative calendar does that require?….

George Carlin - The big club

13 posted on 05/23/2020 2:37:24 PM PDT by Bratch (“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed? -- James Madison, Federalist Papers 62

I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which grant[s] a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. -- James Madison, 1794

How far we have fallen as a nation.

14 posted on 05/23/2020 2:59:52 PM PDT by SanchoP (The sheeple cower as the HOAX continues.)
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To: euram

“It wouldn’t surprise me if somewhere in the deep bowels of the “intelligence community” a discussion of possible “accidents” has been taking place over the last 4 years.”

There’s also discussion of sending the 2ndMarDiv up I-95 to clean out the DC rat nests.

15 posted on 05/23/2020 3:04:30 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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"I have a chance to break the deep state."

While leaving bushbots and obamanoids in place. Sure.

16 posted on 05/23/2020 3:04:58 PM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Gutless Old Party)
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With all due respect Trump. Why didn’t you clean house of Obama
apointees in your first day in office? Of course, it’s never too late.
But you need to pick up the pace.

17 posted on 05/23/2020 3:09:53 PM PDT by tennmountainman (The Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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In an exclusive interview, "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson" set to air Sunday, President Trump tells Sharyl Attkisson
he believes he is making inroads in draining the DC swamp. "If it keeps going the way it's going,
I have a chance to break the deep state. It's a vicious group of people."

Firstly, let us congratulate Attkisson for getting the President of the US on her show, "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson."

Nice going, Sharyl.

Next, Sharyl shows her journo skills by getting the exclusive story that the Deep State is going down.

Remember, we heard it first on "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson."

18 posted on 05/23/2020 3:14:26 PM PDT by Liz (- src="
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All Trump can do is put it off for four more years..

The only way to get rid of the deep state is get rid of all the money..

We might have saved the country if Ronald Reagan had not picked George Bush as VP...

19 posted on 05/23/2020 5:05:02 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: romanesq

Also a big deal to get close to Sharyl. Such a polished journalist, and pretty too.

20 posted on 05/23/2020 7:34:12 PM PDT by shalom aleichem (Durham! *hit or get off the pot!)
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