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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

August 15th, 2018, 2:11 am

Oh, and by the way, she was at the highest pay grade in the White House. And personally hired by the yellow haired guy himself, because, you know, she was kind of pretty and needed a break.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

August 15th, 2018, 2:24 am

The Huckabee girl did not lie today (at least in a single answer)! She was asked whether she could be certain that there was not a recording of Trump using the n-word. In a curious flash of common sense, she said no (of course in a roundabout way). 
 
 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

August 15th, 2018, 11:00 pm

So, Trump stripped a former CIA director of his security clearance for exercising his constitutional right to criticize him. Very Nixonian! 
 
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August 16th, 2018, 6:17 am

a better question would be, why did Brennan still have a security clearance anyway,
“Historically, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been allowed to retain access to classified information after their government service so that they can consult with their successors regarding matters about which they may have special insights and as a professional courtesy. Neither of these justifications supports Mr. Brennan’s continued access to classified information.
“First, at this point in my administration, any benefits that senior officials might glean from consultations from Mr. Brennan are now outweighed by the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior.
“Second, that conduct and behavior has tested and far exceeded the limits of any professional courtesy that may have been due to him. Mr. Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.”
Brennan has nade it perfectly clear that he's not interested in helping his successors, ergo no need for security clearance.
If he changes his mind, the decision can be revisited

A guest on Lou Dobbs summed it up:  "An evil man has lost something that he’s not entitled to."
Brennan abused the privilege (not right) of post-government retention of security clearances by lying about Trump and Russia, as well as politicizing and monetizing his security clearance.

Brennan was front and center with the phoney dossier alleging that President Trump paid a couple of Russian hookers to urinate on a bed in a hotel room in Russia on which Obama had slept while Putin's spies videotaped it.
Some people have called him the quarterback of the whole affair.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

August 17th, 2018, 2:09 am

There is now an honor roll of hard core military and intelligence professionals begging Trump to revoke their security clearance, too. The supreme leader would not bear any opposition. 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

August 17th, 2018, 6:00 am

here's another one
A (Bush II-appointed) whistleblower in the Pentagon was demoted and stripped of his security clearance
Pentagon Analyst Demoted/Stripped of Security Clearance After Questioning “Exorbitant Contracts” to Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper
A Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama-appointed officials after he complained of questionable government contracts to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump presidential campaign.
Adam Lovinger, a 12-year strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, complained to his bosses about Halper contracts in the fall of 2016, his attorney, Sean M. Bigley, told The Washington Times.
On May 1, 2017, his superiors yanked his security clearance and relegated him to clerical chores.
Mr. Bigley filed a complaint July 18 with the Pentagon’s senior ethics official, charging that Mr. Lovinger’s superiors misused the security clearance process to punish him. He said his client complained about excessive “sweetheart” deals for Mr. Halper and for a “best friend” of Chelsea Clinton.
“As it turns out, one of the two contractors Mr. Lovinger explicitly warned his ONA superiors about misusing in 2016 was none other than Mr. Halper,” Mr. Bigley wrote in his ethics complaint, which called the contracts “cronyism and corruption.”
This is yooge for several reasons.
The first being vicious retaliation against a whistle blower who was demoted and stripped of his security clearance.
Losing a security clearance is no big deal when you're a retired blowhard ranting on CNN.
It's huge when you need it for your job.
And the second reason is just who was receiving those excessive sweetheart deals. One was a "best friend" of Chelsea Clinton. Another was Stefan Halper. Those who've been following the scandal about the fake dossier know exactly who Stefan Halper is.
It's been widely reported that the Obama administration had a spy working inside the Trump campaign. At least one, probably several.
The name that keeps coming up is Stefan Halper.
Now we know that he was being paid through the Pentagon. A total of $411,575 in 2016 and 2017 for work with the US government that included spying on the Trump campaign.

What You Need to Know About the FBI’s Trump Campaign Informant
When it became clear during congressional hearings that the Obama administration had been spying on the Trump campaign, Senator Mark Warner (D, VA), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said exactly the wrong thing, as he is wont to do, and actually threatened his own colleagues in Congress with criminal prosecution if they tried to obtain the identity of an FBI informant.
Thanks for confirming that there was an informant, Mark.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

August 17th, 2018, 11:47 am

ImageTrump has expressed a desire for such a parade for years and was greatly impressed by the Bastille Day march he witnessed on a presidential trip to Paris in 2017. 

 
You'll never beat the French (nor British, for that matter). In Pomp and Ceremoney, what?

Quiz: What was the name of Napoleon's horse?
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August 17th, 2018, 3:49 pm

 
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August 17th, 2018, 3:51 pm

Youth Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low

Thank you, mr president
 
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August 17th, 2018, 5:39 pm

I think the visit to Paris went to his head.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

August 17th, 2018, 5:42 pm

62.9% vote for Trump in Ark. Duh.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

August 17th, 2018, 10:41 pm

Trump is busy tampering with the jury in the Manafort case. Presumably, he can pardon himself whenever needed.
 
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August 18th, 2018, 6:01 am

You heard that the liberal media wanted to know the names of the jurors so they could go and tamper with them?
A coalition of news outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post, want the federal judge presiding over the Paul Manafort trial to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors deliberating on the case.
Fortunately Judge Ellis denied this request, in part due to concerns for their safety.
Judge Ellis himself has been threatened after interrupting the prosecution the other day after the ostrich coat etc and asking them what their point was because having lots of money isn't a crime
Judge Ellis:
“I won’t reveal to you any of the threats and I have no reason to believe that if [the jurors] had their names revealed, they wouldn’t be threatened. I don’t feel it’s right if I release their names.”


The Judge himself is currently being protected 24/7 by the US Marshals because of the threats
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