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Old May 11th, 2019, 02:27 PM   #19151
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Some light weekend entertainment.

Alyssa Milano calls for a sex strike to protest anti-abortion laws, gets slammed on Twitter
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...ws/1174983001/

Adopting 1980s socially conservative ideas to own the right.
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Old May 16th, 2019, 07:50 AM   #19152
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Walls Are Closing In: Brennan and Anonymous Official Named "Brohn Jennan" Accuse Comey of Insisting on Putting Fake Steele Dossier in Official Intelligence Assessment; Comey Had Previously Accused Brennan of Trying to Sneak It In

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Let me guess: Someone wanted it included in the ICA (intelligence community assessment) so that would give it official imprimatur and then it could be leaked.

And when it was rejected from the ICA, someone got creative and said, "Hey, let's pretend to brief Trump on this so it will have the official imprimatur of a real-deal Holyfield White House briefing, and then we can leak it."

As James Comey said: CNN told him they weren't publishing the dossier because they needed a quote unquote "news hook."

So who was it that schemed hardest on this dirty op?

Folks, this could be funnnn.
State Department Red Flag on Steele Dossier, Exposing It As Politically Motivated and Highly Inaccurate, Was Sent to Senior FBI Leader -- BEFORE the First FISA Application

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So, they took a document they knew was not reliable and used it to get a FISA warrant on Carter Page (and really on Trump) anyway.

And -- lied to the court about its reliability!
When The FBI Does It, That Means That It’s Not Illegal

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Six Things About the Prosecutor Investigating Spying on Trump Campaign
Democrats recently excoriated Barr for even using the word “spy” to talk about actions by the Obama administration’s FBI and Justice Department against the Trump campaign before the presidential election in November 2016.

However, Democrats could have a difficult time in attacking Durham.

Confirmed as U.S. attorney in February 2018 by a voice vote in the Senate, he had gained praise from Democrats when Trump nominated him.

Among these admirers were two of Trump’s biggest critics, Connecticut’s two Democratic senators—Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. The two men had recommended Durham to serve as U.S. attorney.

“John Durham has earned immense respect as a no-nonsense, fierce and fair prosecutor, and we are pleased that the White House has agreed with our recommendation that he serve as United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut,” a joint statement by Blumenthal and Murphy said. “As an Assistant United States Attorney, John Durham has proven himself time and time again in some of the most challenging and sensitive cases.”

It looks like Barr has found just such another case for Durham.
@johnrobertsFox – Per our Jake Gibson: Sources tell @FoxNews that CT US Attorney John Durham has been working on the investigation into the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump Campaign for “weeks.”
Former FBI Assistant Director of Intelligence: Comey Should Be Worried

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Cucked-out pencil-neck incel sasquatch should start communing with lawyers instead of redwoods.
AG Barr understands well that the FBI is dead as an agency -- undeserving of the nation's trust -- if it is commonly perceived to be a weapon for political vagaries rather than an impartial, objective enforcer of the rule of law so vital to the survival of democratic governance.

These three initiatives will either validate Comey's claim that everything he and his team did was "by the book" or they will expose grievous abuses that will invite reforms to ensure this never happens again.
Obama White House Kept Close Track of FOIA Request About Hillary Clinton's Emails -- A Request That, Coincidentally Enough, Wound Up Being Improperly Denied by the State Department

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A scandal-free administration.
Emails released to Judicial Watch show for the first time that the Obama White House kept tabs on a FOIA request for information on Hillary Clinton’s emails that was improperly rejected by the State Department.

The State Department claimed in May 2013 in response to the FOIA request that no responsive records existed. The agency’s internal watchdog later determined that denial to be 'inaccurate and incomplete' since Clinton used a personal email account to conduct State Department business.

"These documents suggest the Obama White House knew about the Clinton email lies being told to the public at least as early as December 2012," says Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.
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Old May 16th, 2019, 09:45 AM   #19153
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But...TRUMP!!!

Warren Has Proposed or Backed Plans Totaling Estimated $129 Trillion in Government Spending

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has backed or proposed plans during her 2020 presidential campaign that total up to $129 trillion in spending over the next 10 years, a Washington Free Beacon analysis shows.

Along with backing the Green New Deal ($94 trillion) and Medicare for All ($32.6 trillion), which total $126.6 trillion in estimated government spending over the next decade according to various studies, three of Warren's major proposals alone cost $2.365 trillion: opioids ($100 billion), canceling student debt and offering free public college ($1.25 to $1.565 trillion), and universal child care ($700 billion).
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Old May 16th, 2019, 10:06 AM   #19154
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Yes, I hear he wasted $2 million on something. Don't worry, Freddie and CM have sniffed it out.
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Old May 16th, 2019, 12:37 PM   #19155
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Don't worry, Freddie and CM have sniffed it out.
I feel better already!
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Old May 16th, 2019, 12:40 PM   #19156
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So, Freddie, this is what you've based your entire "Trump musta done sumthin', impeach him now!" narrative on?

The Same Guy Who Claimed There Was a Russian Embassy in Miami is The "Key Source" for Both the Pee-Pee Party Claim and the Whole Claim of an "Extensive Conspiracy" Between Trump and Russia

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It's all coming apart now.

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The thread lays out the documents confirming that "SOURCE E" is responsible for all these claims. The guy who doesn't know where the Russian embassy is, but knows all about Russian KOMPROMAT missions and somehow knows that Trump is conspiring with Russia.
Yeah, bold mine...
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Old May 16th, 2019, 12:43 PM   #19157
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Art Of The Deal

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China is running out of options to hit back at the United States without hurting its own interests, as Washington intensifies pressure on Beijing to correct trade imbalances in a challenge to China’s state-led economic model.

China said this week it would impose higher tariffs on most U.S. imports on a revised $60 billion target list. That’s a much shorter list compared with the $200 billion of Chinese products on which Washington has hiked tariffs.

Washington has also turned up the heat on other fronts, from targeting China’s tech firms such as
Huawei and ZTE to sending warships through the strategic Taiwan Strait.
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“The medium- to long-term ramifications on supply chains are being deeply underestimated. I would be severely concerned if I was China,” Robert Lawrence, a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, recently told journalists in Beijing, where a group from the think-tank met with senior Chinese officials.
Meanwhile in Chinada: Little Potato and the Red Dwarf will“not be rushed”…
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The Red Dwarf, aka The Purple Perogy...
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Old May 16th, 2019, 03:00 PM   #19158
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'Magine that...

Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton's Chief Conspiracy Theorist and Cut-Rate Master of Whispers Sydney Blumenthal Was Used to "Corroborate" "Steele" Doissier

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Let's give a sarcastic slow-clap to Jonah Goldberg, David French, Cap'n Bill Kristol, Charlie 3-Wives Sykes, Jonathan V. Last, Noah Rothman, AllahPundit, Tom Nichols, and all the rest of the Salon Hot 25 All-Stars who have so vigorously pushed a conspiracy theory incepted into their highly suggestible, childlike I-Want-To-Believe minds by the famously conservative and famously reliable Sydney ****ing Blumenthal.

And of course repeat-offender rat****er Cody Shearer.

Thanks, Genius Thought-Leaders, for biting so hard on the dreamcakes, fantasy pudding, and conspiracy-cotton-candy imagineered for you by this pair.

We already have CNN and MSNBC, fellas.

What the **** do we need you for?
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John Bolton doing his damndest to get the USA into a war with Iran.... Top British General says there's "no mounting threat" from Iran, so WTF, and the Pentagon's press briefing room? Well, they just gave it over to KISS Frontman Gene Simmonds. Yes, really. Welcome to Trump's America.
As the frontman of KISS, Gene Simmons occupies rarefied air — a rock star who entertains arenas filled with adoring fans. On Thursday, Simmons joined another exclusive club, conducting only the second on-camera press briefing at the Department of Defense in the last year.


The only other person to stand at the Pentagon Briefing Room podium over the past year? The movie star Gerard Butler, who was there last October to promote a new movie.

It's just the latest sign of the Trump administration's ongoing marginalization of the press briefing, long a conduit through which the president and the cabinet have communicated policies and priorities to the news media and the public.

Simmons was on hand Thursday to address Department of Defense personnel and meet with outreach officials as part of a Pentagon initiative to engage the broader public with regards to military activities. He also paid a visit to the White House later in the day.

The last time a press secretary briefed reporters on camera at the Pentagon was May 31, 2018. The White House press briefing, meanwhile, is in the midst of an unprecedented drought. Come Friday, it will have been 67 days since White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has held a press briefing.

"The White House hasn't held press briefing in so long that the lectern in the briefing room is quite literally gathering dust," CNN White House reporter Maegan Vazquez tweeted Wednesday, posting a photo of the particles that had collected on the lectern.


(Update: Reporters noted today that someone came in and dusted the podium)

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I wish the US had more open press briefings... like communist countries.
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