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  • Letter from deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offers potential road map to special(trunc)

    03/21/2019 7:12:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21st, 2019 | By Jonathan Karl
    There's no shortage of speculation on the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, much of it totally uninformed. But we don't need to speculate on the scope – the man who appointed Mueller has already given us a potential road map on what to expect from the special counsel. The bottom line: Do not expect a harsh condemnation of President Donald Trump or any of his associates if they have not been charged with crimes. The road map comes in the form a little-noticed 12-page letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last June to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley....
  • 'You even want him fired from 'The Apprentice,' don't you?' Appeals court judge tears into..

    03/21/2019 3:47:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 20 Mar 2019 | Emily Goodan
    Full Title; 'You even want him fired from 'The Apprentice,' don't you?' Appeals court judge tears into anti-Trump lawyer for arguing the president can't own successful D.C. hotel while he's in office A federal appeals court on Tuesday grilled lawyers for the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia about their claims that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits through foreign and domestic officials who stay at his Washington hotel. The three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals expressed skepticism about claims in a lawsuit that alleges Trump is violating the emoluments...
  • Opinion: Democrats bear some blame for the Trump-Kim summit collapse

    03/21/2019 2:53:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 20 Mar 2019 | Richard Beck
    ... Initial reports suggest there is lots of blame to go around, from Trump’s overestimation of his own abilities as a dealmaker, to Kim’s possibly unrealistic expectations as to how little the US would be willing to accept, to the uncompromising hawkishness of the national security adviser, John Bolton, who may have intentionally sabotaged negotiations by throwing extra demands into the mix at the last minute. Some of this blame, however, belongs to Democratic politicians and liberal commentators, who have reliably denigrated Trump’s Korean outreach from the beginning, and did everything they could to diminish the Hanoi summit’s chances for...
  • Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump

    03/20/2019 6:03:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 38 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2019 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump Court documents reveal Chinese intelligence targets BY: Bill Gertz A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for China worked secretly as a Beijing agent for five years and revealed in an intercepted phone call he was motivated in part by hatred for President Trump. Ron Rockwell Hansen, a DIA operations officer until 2006, was arrested June 5 and pleaded guilty on Friday in Utah to attempting to sell national defense secrets to China. He faces 15 years in prison under a plea deal. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24. Court...
  • Ronald Reagan's daughter says he would be 'horrified' by Trump's America [Patti Davis redux]

    03/20/2019 10:04:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cable “News” Network ^ | 8:29 AM ET, Wed March 20, 2019 | Devan Cole
    Former President Ronald Reagan would be “horrified” and “heartbroken” by America’s current state of affairs under President Donald Trump, the late president’s daughter said in a recent interview. In an interview with Yahoo News that was published Tuesday, Patti Davis sharply criticized the Republican Party and Trump’s presidency, saying the President is endangering American democracy and “assaulting” the Constitution. “What would you think (Reagan) would think about this moment?” Zainab Salbi, the host of Yahoo News’ “Through Her Eyes,” asked Davis. “I think he would be horrified,” Davis replied. “I think he would be heartbroken because he loved this country...
  • GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/19/2019 10:14:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 Mar 19 | ZACK BUDRYK
    A Missouri county GOP committee disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a dinner event next month, citing his recent vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Blunt joined 11 Senate Republicans, and all Democrats, in voting to block the declaration, prompting the Christian County Republican Central Committee to rescind his invitation to the local GOP’s Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner, scheduled for April 6 in Ozark. “I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” Wanda Martens, the party committee’s events chairwoman, wrote in an email to Blunt’s office obtained by The...
  • Washington Senate passes bill that would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns

    03/17/2019 3:49:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/16/19 | John Bowden
    Washington's state Senate passed a bill this week that would drop President Trump from the state's 2020 presidential ballot until he releases his tax returns. The bill, which advanced Tuesday to the state's House of Representatives, according to CBS News, would require any candidate on the ballot for president in the state to release five years of tax returns before appearing in a general or primary election. Senators voted by a 28-21 margin to approve the bill, according to CBS. The state's attorney general and solicitor told lawmakers in a letter this week that the proposal likely was constitutional, but...
  • Jeb: ‘Our Friends No Longer Believe That They Can Trust the U.S.’

    03/16/2019 7:18:38 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 90 replies
    breitbart ^ | 03/16/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    During a portion of an interview set to air on Saturday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Axe Files,” former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush praised some of President Trump’s policies, but criticized his foreign policy approach as a “really dangerous” one that has undermined trust in the U.S. and “emboldened” its enemies.
  • Dem Sen. Blumenthal Claims President Trump's Rhetoric Was a 'Factor' in Mosque Shootings

    03/15/2019 10:01:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies ^ | March 15, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told CNN Friday that he believed President Trump’s “rhetoric” may have played a part in the horrific shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that left 49 dead. "Words have consequences like saying we have an invasion on our border and talking about people as though they were different in some fatal way," Blumenthal said. "I think that the public discourse from the president on down is a factor in some of these actions.” "We know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own country, people are talking about 'good people on both sides,'"...
  • Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game

    03/15/2019 4:55:05 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 8 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 14, 2018 | Judy Twigg
    These sanctions were supposed to punish Moscow's elite, but instead they've spurred economic development and patriotism. The current conversation about Russia sanctions centers around targeting and scope. Are we punishing the people whose behavior we most want to change? Is there pain, well inflicted, on those individuals responsible for creating chaos in Ukraine and Crimea, for reckless attacks on Sergei Skripal and others, and for wanton interference in Western elections? Can we hurt Russian elites in a way that Putin will notice? Have we done enough? In at least one sector, though, the sanctions are a textbook case of unintended...
  • CBS Jumps to Link Trump to Mass Murdering Terrorist in New Zealand(of course!)

    03/15/2019 8:48:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 3/15/2019 | Scott Whitlock
    Hours after a white nationalist terrorist in New Zealand murdered at least 49 Muslims at a mosque, CBS This Morning on Friday jumped at the opportunity to hype any connection between the killer and Donald Trump. Reporter Nikki Battiste admitted that “CBS News has not been able to confirm” all the details of a manifesto apparently posted by the shooter. But that didn’t stop her from linking Trump, the Second Amendment and the terrorist: “The manifesto makes several references to the United States. In one portion, the author responds to a self-directed question about whether he supports President Trump. He...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact:, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 7:17:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 72 replies
    US Senate ^ | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.”
  • Never What? [Never Trump, of cours.Long]

    03/13/2019 4:52:23 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | March 12, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>But in the coming months, he [Sykes] tells me, The Bulwark will home in on a specific class of “grifters and trolls” — those opportunistic Trump enablers who still get invited on Meet the Press and write for prestigious newspapers. To Sykes, these are the true sellouts, and he wants to ensure that their public flirtations with Trumpism leave a stench on them.</p>
  • CNN’s Don Lemon ties Donald Trump to college admissions cheating scheme

    03/13/2019 2:58:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Mar 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNN host Don Lemon managed to connect President Trump to what has been called the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice” on Tuesday night by saying the president also benefited from a rigged system that favors the elite. Earlier in the day, law enforcement officials announced 50 indictments for those involved in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly paid large sums of money for their children to be accepted at prestigious universities across the country. Among the high-profile individuals swept up in the controversy are TV actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. When Lemon...
  • Senate GOP working with Trump on wall

    03/12/2019 9:08:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 12, 2019 | Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press
    The White House and Republican senators sought compromise Tuesday on limiting presidents' powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies, as chances improved that President Donald Trump might avoid a long-expected rejection by Congress of his effort to divert billions more for building barriers along the Mexican border. As a Thursday showdown vote in the Senate neared, GOP Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and others were talking with the White House about related legislation that would curb the ability of presidents to declare future emergencies. If Trump would commit to signing a bill handcuffing future emergency declarations,...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar blasts Trump as 'not really' human

    03/12/2019 6:14:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/11/19 | Victor Morton
    Rep. Ilhan Omar said no comparison is possible between President Trump and former President Barack Obama — one of them is subhuman. The Minnesota Democrat said in an interview with Fox News in a congressional hallway that her criticisms of Mr. Obama last week for the “caging of kids” along the U.S.-Mexico border and the “droning of countries around the world” don’t mean he is like Mr. Trump. ....“One is human. The other is really not,” she said.
  • Rep. Ted Lieu Deletes Tweet Blasting Trump For Alabama Visit

    03/11/2019 9:59:41 AM PDT · by budj · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/09/2019 | Jon Brown
    Democratic California Rep. Ted Lieu apologized Friday for a snarky tweet that mocked President Donald Trump’s trip to storm-ravaged Alabama to meet with tornado victims.
  • 'History has not delivered its verdict': Ben Rhodes on Obama's legacy [barf]

    03/11/2019 7:58:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.27.2019 | Thomas Sparrow
    When Donald Trump won the US presidency in 2016, he set out to revert some of his predecessor’s signature policies. Soon after he entered the White House, President Trump withdrew from long-negotiated international agreements like the Iran nuclear deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Paris climate accord. But although some may argue that the legacy of former President Barack Obama is looking shaky, one of his key advisers preferred to take the long view and told DW’s Conflict Zone that “history has not delivered its verdict.” “The future of American politics is going to look a lot more like...
  • Trump MAGA flag stirs controversy in The Villages

    03/09/2019 5:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    KSAZ-TV ^ | March 8, 2019 | Valerie Boey, FOX 35 Orlando
    THE VILLAGES, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - A "Make America Great Again" flag is causing some controversy in a Florida retirement community. At The Villages, a resident proudly displays the pro-President Donald Trump flag in their yard, right below the American flag. A neighbor, who goes by the name Colonel, says he likes it. "Mr. Trump is our president. We should be supporting our president. Whomever the president is. I supported the previous president and all the others regardless of party." he said.