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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Muellering along, exploited cell phone GPS to track Trump associates
[WashingtonTimes] Uranium One Robert Mueller says he was able to pinpoint security company executive Erik Prince's precise location for several hours in January 2017 by matching his mobile phone signal to a cell site near Trump Tower in New York City.

The special counsel's report discloses the use of this investigative technique, by which police determine a suspect';s location via a cell phone GPS signal.

The Prince narrative is one instance in unredacted sections of the report in which Mr. Mueller's team explicitly disclosed cell phone tracking. It raises the question of whether the FBI applied the process to other victims investigative subjects a phone's GPS signal can disclose its exact location within a few feet. One of the first requests the FBI makes when confronting subjects is to ask for their electronic devices.

The fact Mr. Mueller could pinpoint Mr. Prince's exact whereabouts suggest he used GPS readouts, which prosecutors can subpoena from cellular service providers.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/10/2019 06:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It raises the question of whether the FBI applied the process to other victims investigative subjects....

A "question" for some possibly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 9:50 Comments || Top||

#2  This is getting to look so obviously like a fishing expedition it's untrue...

This had nothing to do with Russia full stop.

I think after this it's time for a spot of turnabout and muller needs to consider how he's look in new orange leisure wear.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/10/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||

#3  His antics are in embarrassment to our constitution and to all law enforcement.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/10/2019 14:49 Comments || Top||


Carter Page: FBI Informant 'Intensified' Outreach Before Spy Warrant Application
[Daily Caller] Carter Page said Sunday that his contacts with Stefan Halper, an alleged FBI informant, "intensified" in the month before the U.S. government obtained its first spy warrant against the former Trump campaign aide.
Useful idiot and clandestine wanna-be at the graphic.
"My conversations with him intensified right, the month before my illegitimate FISA warrant, in September 2016, when all these defamatory articles were being placed by the DNC," Page said in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on "Fox Sunday Futures."

The FBI obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Page on Oct. 21, 2016. The application for the FISA relied heavily on information from Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the anti-Trump dossier on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign.

Page’s remarks raise the possibility that the FBI also used information from Halper, a former Cambridge professor, in its efforts to collect information for the FISA application. Halper, who served in three Republican administrations and was reportedly an FBI informant for two decades, had contact during the 2016 campaign with Page and two other Trump advisers, Sam Clovis and George Papadopoulos. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Cambridge Prof With CIA, MI6 Ties Made Contact With Trump Aide During Campaign, Beyond)

Halper and Page first met before a political event at Cambridge on July 10, 2016, three weeks before the FBI officially opened its investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible links to Russia.

Page has told The Daily Caller News Foundation that he and Halper spoke one-on-one at the event, which spanned several days. The FBI has yet to explain why an FBI informant met with Halper before the official opening of Crossfire Hurricane, the code name for the Trump-Russia probe.

Page and Halper met for the second time on Aug. 20, 2016, when Page visited the former professor at his farm in Virginia. They remained in contact through September 2017, the month that the fourth and final FISA warrant against Page expired.
Emphasis added
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 02:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Page’s remarks raise the possibility that the FBI also used information from Halper, a former Cambridge professor, in its efforts to collect information for the FISA application.

Page was acting as instructed by the Bureau. He knew exactly what he was doing and why and is now setting up his 'Befehl ist Befehl' (an order is an order) defense.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 2:12 Comments || Top||

#2  The timing on all of this makes me think that neither the deep state nor the DNC saw Trump coming. Otherwise they would have started all this a lot earlier and harder.

They believed their own propaganda people.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/10/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#3  ...neither the deep state nor the DNC saw Trump coming.

Presidential election set-ups had worked so well in the past.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#4  They believed their own propaganda people.

Yes. "Slam dunk" has gotten us into so many great situations.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/10/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#5  So where's a picture of the 'contract' confidential informant?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/10/2019 15:59 Comments || Top||


Dick Morris: The Brits Played A Large Role In The Russian Collusion Hoax
[Red State] Obviously, much of the spying, the use of FBI informants to infiltrate the Trump campaign, took place on British soil. The incident that the FBI claims triggered them to open an counterintelligence investigation into candidate Donald Trump, a conversation between Australian diplomat Alexander Downer and Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, took place in a London bar. Stefan Halper, a professor at Cambridge University, met with several Trump campaign junior advisors in London as well.

We also know that the day after Peter Strzok, who at the time led the FBI’s Counterespionage Division, opened the investigation into the Trump campaign, he hopped on a plane to London. We know from texts between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page he was accompanied by another, more senior FBI official as well. Testimony from other FBI officials have pointed to a London connection as well.

In the video below, political analyst Dick Morris discusses the role played by the British intelligence community in the hoax against candidate Trump and the reasons why the Brits were strongly hoping for a Hillary Clinton victory. Trump worried the British elite, Morris says. "He questioned the value of NATO, he said it might be obsolete. He openly endorsed Brexit which they strongly opposed...Then, when he started to say nice things about Putin, praising his leadership style and saying that he could do business with him, that set off alarm bells throughout London." According to Morris:
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "He questioned the value of NATO, he said it might be obsolete. He openly endorsed Brexit which they strongly opposed...

I'll go with 'Brexit endorsements' for $600. Alex.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#2  The highest levels of British intelligence had to be a part of or in the know about the Russian-Delusion-Collusion hoax. Not so sure other 5-Eye countries weren't involved too--at least as far as intelligence sharing re the plot.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/10/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#3  A good enough reason for no trade deal with them for several decades after BREXIT. Teach them a fricking lesson.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/10/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#4  The CIA cant operate in the US, or so the laws read. Operating in a friendly nation and feeding it to the FBI is plausible. The globalist Britts did not want to see Trump in power. So this is no surprise.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/10/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

#5  The CIA can't operate in the US, or so the laws read.

What does it say about their contractors?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/10/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Skid, I don't know specifically about CIA contractors. However, when I was in the Naval Reserve Intelligence program, we got a briefing every year on the laws that governed intelligence gathering in the US on US citizens. We were not allowed to gather intelligence on our own. If we suspected that our neighbor was a Russian spy, we were to call the FBI, not track him ourselves.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/10/2019 16:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Remember when the Director of GCHQ retired after only two years on 23 Jan 2017 ? (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/23/breaking-gchq-boss-quits-personal-reasons-just-two-years/)
It was curious then, pretty clear now!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/10/2019 16:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Ref #6: Community contractors are (or were) subject to the same EO-12333 prohibitions as the JRIP.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 17:41 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
PETA Fights for Oysters’ Rights in Push for Veganism
[BREITBART] In its new crusade for veganism, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has rushed to the defense of oysters and other bivalves, insisting they should be respected and never eaten.
“Oysters are never vegan,” PETA announced in a short video presentation on Twitter Saturday. “Bivalves are animals that deserve our consideration and should never be eaten or used in any other way.”

In its attempt to tug at the heartstrings of possible sympathizers, PETA underscored the cruelty with which oysters are treated just to feed undeserving human beings.

“Their shells are torn open and their bodies are cut up,” the video proclaimed.

“Oysters can sense danger and hide inside their shells. They also play an important role in the ocean by feeding on bacteria and filtering water,” it stated.

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Oberlin College mass email criticizing Jurors could influence Punitive Damages Hearing in Gibson’s Bakery case
[LEGALINSURRECTION] Publicly accusing jurors of disregarding “the clear evidence our team presented” when the trial is not over is another baffling move by Oberlin College.

Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Gotta remember - Oberlin exists in a little bubble in southern Lorain County, OH. They are completely and utterly convinced of their moral and educational superiority and have NO idea what to do next, except double down.

And it gets better, friends - their insurance company is strongly hinting that they ain't gonna pay. Stay tuned...

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/10/2019 6:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Oberlin does exist in a little bubble. From the inside, Oberlin thinks it is the center of the universe. From the outside, they are seen as a bunch of academic elites and snobs who consider themselves societies betters. The jurors, most likely, are the larger other side of this mutual animus. Town vs. gown.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/10/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  The punitive damages numbers need to be huge. The precedent set will echo in academic administrations nationwide Nothing is more sacred than endowments and tenure for any professors who endanger it will be meaningless.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/10/2019 11:59 Comments || Top||

#4  their insurance company is strongly hinting that they ain't gonna pay.

The fine print in their ToA mentions
" That the insurer are a capitalist company in a laissez-faire economy and shall not be liable for triggered socialist sponsored fuck-ups costing the insured institution any amount in punitive damages to be payed..."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/10/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Mark Meadows: FBI Knew ‘Within 60 Days’ That Russia Probe Was ‘Built On A Foundation Of Sand’
[DAILYCALLER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'With 60 days'.........

Perhaps this should read '60 seconds'.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said Friday night that the FBI knew within 60 days of opening the Trump-Russia probe that the investigation was “built on a foundation of sand.”

Yes, Besoeker. I'd say this brainchild of the Dems, DNC, HRC and DS was known from the git go; whenever it was conceived.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/10/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||


Justice Ginsburg Hints At Outcome Of Supreme Court’s Biggest Cases
[DAILYCALLER] Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that the Supreme Court is deeply divided over its most-watched cases, hinting that a series of 5-4 decisions are likely as the court approaches the end of its current term.

Ginsburg said to the Second Circuit Judicial Conference the court was unlikely to achieve consensus on several high-profile matters.

"Of the 43 argued cases resolved so far, only 11, or just over 25%, were decided by a vote of 5 to 4 or 5 to 3," Ginsburg said. "Given the number of most watched cases still unannounced, I cannot predict that the relatively low sharp divisions ratio will hold."

One case likely to produce such a split is the dispute over the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form. A coalition of civil rights groups and Democratic state governments sued to stop the question’s inclusion, saying it will depress minority participation in the census. The administration says it needs granular citizenship data to improve enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), but the plaintiffs believe they have uncovered evidence of the government’s true partisan motive.

The census serves as the basis for apportioning seats in Congress among the states.

Ginsburg discussed the census dispute in connection with the 2018 travel ban decision, in which a 5-4 court said President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s entry sanctions were entitled to deference.

"Speculators about the outcome note that last year, in Trump v. Hawaii, the court upheld the so-called ’travel ban,’ in an opinion granting great deference to the executive," Ginsburg said. "Respondents in the census case have argued that a ruling in Secretary [Wilbur] Ross’s favor would stretch deference beyond the breaking point."
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [387 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They are NOT Citizens, Damnit. What kind of Bench are you sitting at?
You are the Worst Justice since Hugo Black.
This is leftist Pavlom - Lawless to it's core.
Posted by: newc || 06/10/2019 1:53 Comments || Top||

#2  A 'deeply divided' court - assisted by statements made by a sitting Justice.
Posted by: Raj || 06/10/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  ..deeply divided between those who believe they are the law and those who believe that which is written in the Constitution is the law.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/10/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#4  I can't wait until she keels over.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/10/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||

#5  stretch deference beyond the breaking point

Just do your fucking job, Hag. Yours is not to analyze or control whom the truth favors in the end.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/10/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Electoral votes are apportioned based on voters, not simply people living in a district. This is a no-brainer.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/10/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

#7  RJ, is that right? For a long time slaves couldn't vote but their numbers (well, 60% of them) were counted in determining the number of Representatives, and thus the Electoral College representation.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/10/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#8  A coalition of civil rights groups and Democratic state governments sued to stop the question’s inclusion, saying it will depress minority participation in the census.

Not including the census question on citizensip seems like it would defeat the purpose of the census, that is counting the population. The census is also necessary to determine the numbers in the House and the number of Electors from each State and how Federal funds are to be allocated.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/10/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#9  Glenmore, now I'm doubting myself. Were women counted as part of the census before they were allowed to vote?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/10/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||

#10  Women were counted.
https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/overview/1790.html
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/10/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

#11  re #8: JohnQC, your last sentence explains exactly why Democrat-run states want the citizenship question banned. If the census doesn't count the non-citizens, their population is less, so they don't get as many representatives in the House, and they get less Federal money to spend.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/10/2019 16:19 Comments || Top||

#12  ...its more than that. If the preliminary numbers are available NLT October 2020, it will be 'interesting' when far more votes are cast the next month in a district/state than there are adult citizens.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/10/2019 16:55 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
AOC ‘runs away’ from opponent Rich Valdes at Puerto Rican Day Parade
[NYPOST] US Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus. She is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details..
turned tail on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to avoid a potential Republican challenger as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, her political opponent said.

Talk-radio producer Rich Valdes told The Post that he tried to challenge the freshman Democratic congresswoman to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism when he spotted her near West 47th Street.

But Ocasio-Cortez "cut her handshaking short, jerked her hand back and jetted to the other side of the street," Valdes said.

"She literally ran!" he said.

"I thought this was a good time to try and get a response but I honestly only saw the back of her head as she trotted across the street."

Valdes’ account was echoed by Guardian Angels founder and radio host Curtis Sliwa, who said the incident unfolded when Valdes approached the progressive firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
about 12:30 p.m.

"As soon as she saw him she did a pirouette ‐ a spin ‐ and she ran north on Fifth Avenue, ahead of her delegation, just to get away from Rich," he said.

"I heard Rich yelling after her, ’OK, AOC. You can run ‐ but you can’t hide!'"

Sliwa’s wife, lawyer Nancy Sliwa, also snapped photos that show Valdes walking several steps behind Ocasio-Cortez, then facing the camera with a look of exasperation.

On Thursday, Valdes told members of the Queens Village Republican Club that he would move from New Jersey to Ocasio-Cortez’ district, which covers parts of The Bronx and Queens, in an effort to unseat her.

Ocasio-Cortez’s front man, Corbin Trent, denied that she bravely ran away from Valdes.

"She kept walking! The parade moved! It’s a procession! Give me a break," he said.

Trent said that Ocasio-Cortez "doesn’t owe anybody a debate," and said of Valdes: "Tell him to run for office and she’ll debate him.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under:

#1  children run away from problems
Posted by: 746 || 06/10/2019 15:07 Comments || Top||


The Stacey Abrams Myth Becomes the Democratic Catechism
[NATIONALREVIEW]
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...What I would love to see is the Governor of Georgia sue Abrams for slander and libel, and say, "Here's your chance, lady - put up or shut up."

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/10/2019 4:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Why would anyone listen to a woman whose life experience is some meaningless local political office, the inability to comprehend basic tabulation of ballots and the management of a body mass that must generate a minor gravitation field?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/10/2019 12:08 Comments || Top||

#3  the management of a body mass that must generate a minor gravitation field

great observation
Posted by: 746 || 06/10/2019 15:10 Comments || Top||

#4  the management of a body mass that must generate a minor gravitation field?

She has handlers. Ewww...!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/10/2019 16:01 Comments || Top||


Kirsten Gillibrand relaxes after working a gay bar in Iowa
[TWITTER] Just wrong on so many levels. I guess it might be worse if it was Joe Biden or something...


Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...And Donald Trump isn't dignified enough to be President.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/10/2019 4:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't there a law against pandering?
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/10/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Oops, forgot about the politician exemption.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/10/2019 8:02 Comments || Top||

#4  She's trying to get above negative numbers in the polls. Seriously, have you heard ANYONE say "We need Gillibrand!"?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/10/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||

#5  She forgot the first rule of holes.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/10/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Desperate to break 1% in the polls.

Throw all sorts of stuff on the wall and see if anything sticks.
Posted by: Tom || 06/10/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Apparently, a MALE gay bar, where she would be safe.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/10/2019 16:02 Comments || Top||

#8  What a boring bar. Its like the Ikea of gay bars. Seriously, its a gay bar, everyone knows its a gay bar, so what's with all the rainbow swag? Even sports bars don't swag every square inch.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/10/2019 16:31 Comments || Top||

#9  The most fabulous time of the year...
'Tis Pridetide! Oh dear, rainbow beer?
You won't be confronting
Red, white, and blue bunting,
Goodwill or bipartisan cheer,
Nor any diversity here
While it's colorless, barren, and drear.

Posted by: Glitle Slurong9613 || 06/10/2019 18:08 Comments || Top||


Starbuck: Democrats Have A Jefferson-Jackson Day Naming Crisis
[DAILYCALLER]
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Jackson: Kamala’s Promise To End Right-To-Work Would Make Every State Like California
[DAILYCALLER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So Kalifornia is giving up it's place to compete?Not clever. Sunshine only buys you so much.
Posted by: Beau || 06/10/2019 4:47 Comments || Top||

#2  A little unionization in Silly Con Valley will clear that talk right up.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/10/2019 6:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Harris is just looking for some issues that might stick and catapault her into contender status. She is too much like Hillary--strident and offensive.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/10/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#4  This is the downside of sleeping your way into power. After a point you've got to keep in the game on merit.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/10/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#5  She needs to get hammered early and run out of town. She is a danger to our constitution and should not be underestimated. Her desires for power has no moral limits.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/10/2019 15:01 Comments || Top||

#6  What happened to "free to choose", Kamela?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/10/2019 19:23 Comments || Top||


Spartacus Has A Plan To Make Housing More Expensive
[DAILYCALLER] Attempting to distinguish himself in an overcrowded Democratic primary, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker came out with a plan that he claims will address housing affordability. He’s wrong — it will only make the problem worse.

Booker’s plan involves offering a tax credit to any American who pays more than 30 percent of their before-tax income in rent, the value of which would equal the difference between the fair-market rate for the area and the amount that the renter actually pays.

What is especially bizarre about Booker’s plan is that the solution to sky-high rent and housing rates is blissfully simple — build more housing!

Housing crises arise largely from a straightforward application of supply and demand concepts economists learned back in high school. When the demand outstrips the supply, and supply is constrained by artificial factors such as zoning and land-use regulations, prices will rise. Yet primary candidates in the Democratic field such as Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and California Sen. Kamala Harris have all felt the need to invent Rube Goldberg-esque plans to try to tackle housing affordability differently.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Democrats have always had a plan to make housing more expensive. It's nothing new and they are very good at it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/10/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#2  So much wrong in both halves of the article.

Booker's tax credit is batshit.

Crash in house affordability is linked to subsidised debt and subsidised migration.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/10/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||


Nine Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Crowd Into Iowa’s Capital City Pride Festival
[DAILYCALLER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actually, as an eeeeevil straight white Christian capitalist freedom-loving male, I don't want to be pandered to. I just want to be left alone.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/10/2019 6:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Gay folks crave attention. This might work for them.
Posted by: Hellfish || 06/10/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||


Pelosi ‘Disappointed’ Over Trump’s Deal With Mexico - ‘Threats And Temper Tantrums Are No Way To Negotiate’
[DAILYCALLER] House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House, It's not her fault when they lose, but it is when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... momentss...
derided President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
Saturday for leveraging potential tariffs to convince Mexico to strengthen its border as more "threats and temper tantrums."

Pelosi, who has been engaging the president in a war of words all week, suggested there was little diplomatic gain in the brief stand-off or the deal itself, the Washington Examiner reported.
Posted by: Fred || 06/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Disappointed" alright. "Disappointed" the deal may be working.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  What a bitch.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/10/2019 6:03 Comments || Top||

#3  I think a turning point of sorts has been reached. The dems obviously can't stop Trump from remaking the immigration debate. You won't see any coverage of it in the LIE / MSM, but it's pretty clear polls are telling the donks that hard-line open borders stance is not winning over voters.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/10/2019 6:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Transnational progressives vs Americans
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/10/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Threats And Temper Tantrums Are No Way To Negotiate

Actually, threats are a great way to negotiate if the other side isn't coming to the table or acting in good faith.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/10/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#6 
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/10/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#7  More nonsense and blatherings. She is simply a roadblock and impediment. She has no intention of bipartisan agreements or solutions with the Pubs.

It is just possible the House will revert back to the Pubs in 2020 if enough people get fed up with her silliness.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/10/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||



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