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-Lurid Crime Tales-
House Intelligence witnesses ready to talk Russia
Selected excerpts
[Washington Examiner] "There’s almost nothing about Russia’s interference in the campaign that wasn’t known to the president and the Obama administration in real time, and they didn’t think it was that big of a deal at the time that it happened," McCarthy said. "I think that’s largely because everybody thought that Mrs. Clinton was going to win, and so this took on a greater dimension when she lost."

McCarthy supported DOJ’s inquiry and critiqued what he saw as a largely incurious media. "Here we have foreign powers that were giving information to the Obama administration and we have foreign spies hired to give information to the Clinton campaign, and they’re not particularly interested."

And McCarthy said he agreed that Trump’s friendly comments toward Putin and his skepticism of the U.S. intelligence community are troubling.

"I get it. I’m totally with you. We should look into all of that, but you don’t want to see what’s behind curtain number two?" he said.
Emphasis added
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 06:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "I get it. I’m totally with you. We should look into all of that, but you don’t want to see what’s behind curtain number two?" he said.

As theorized by someone here last week; 'Russian hackers contracted and paid for by our own Deep State' ?

Russian hackers and the Steele dossier watered from the same well? At least plausible.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 6:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Anticipating a bodycount increase.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 14:58 Comments || Top||

Virginia Democrat who was accused of having sex with teen secretary wins in state primary
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 06:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Accusations of criminal activity and debauchery clearly confused with democratic candidate pre-qualifications.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Job requirement.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Who has or thinks it's a good idea to have a 17 year old secretary?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Who has or thinks it's a good idea to have a 17 year old secretary?

Democrats and perverts. But then, I repeat myself.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/12/2019 12:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Why are they called volunteers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 14:59 Comments || Top||

Fitton: FBI Notes on Clinton Emails Go Missing
[Breitbart] Given the FBI’s repeated intransigence over the years in responding to our FOIA requests, I’m not of a mind to assume this story represents simply an innocent mistake.

The FBI has released 277 pages of redacted records that show the FBI failed to produce information from an August 2015 meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Hillary Clinton’s email server. The FBI claimed that notes are "missing" and the CD containing notes from meeting is likely "damaged" irreparably.

The records, which were posted on the FBI’s website, are the 32nd release of documents in response to our 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02046). We filed the lawsuit after the Justice Department failed to comply with a July 7, 2016, FOIA request for:

  • All FD-302 forms prepared pursuant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure.

  • All records of communications between any agent, employee, or representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding, concerning, or related to the aforementioned investigation. This request includes, but is not limited to, any related communications with any official, employee, or representative of the Department of Justice, the Executive Office of the President, the Democratic National Committee, and/or the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

  • All records related to the meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on June 27, 2016.

    Included in the documents are February 2019 FBI electronic communications documenting the damaged CD and the missing notes from the August 3, 2015, meeting between FBI special agents and the ICIG about Clinton’s server:

    For reference, Special Agents (SAs) [redacted] have been gathering and copying materials from the captioned case located in the Washington Field Office (WFO) CI-13 Workbox in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) tasking from Information Management Division (IMD; formerly known as Records Management Division).

    On or about February 6, 2019, SAs [redacted] opened [redacted]-CYBER-1A27, which contained a CD with a crack on it (a damaged CD). SA [redacted] attempted to copy the damaged CD at the WFO Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) self-service area, but was not able to do so. SA [redacted] spoke with FBI information technology specialists on the ground floor of WFO regarding the damaged CD, who indicated it was unlikely the CD could be copied.
  • Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 00:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Well, I guess it’s a do-over, then.
    Posted by: KBK || 06/12/2019 1:27 Comments || Top||

    #2  Given the DS efforts to exonerate Hilda, it is not surprising that these 302s went missing. Many records were destroyed in an attempt to cover-up and elevate her to POTUS, no matter what.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

    #3  If Wray can't do the job he should at least do the honorable thing which would be to resign. If he won't do that then can his ass.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/12/2019 13:18 Comments || Top||

    #4  When I had IT staff that incompetent, I fired THEM.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 14:54 Comments || Top||

    #5  So heartbreaking to see the depth of the corruption at the bureau, and know that that ethos will never brow back, too many SJW/Minority/Feminists now infect both DoJ and the FBI. Champ and ValJar oversaw the salting of the middle-level management with like-minded drones....
    Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/12/2019 16:26 Comments || Top||

    #6  Champ and ValJar oversaw the salting of the middle-level management with like-minded drones.... and erbs.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 17:50 Comments || Top||

    #7  The punishment for ANY government agency who can't find their 'paperwork' should prison and/or death. You might get a pass if an F5 Tornado goes through your office but that's it.

    There's NO excuse for this crap, at all. These sorts of failures by our government should be SEVERELY PUNISHED. So much so that they should live in terror of losing anything.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/12/2019 19:53 Comments || Top||

    Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband
    [AP] MINNEAPOLIS ‐ Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man.
    The revelation put the freshman representative under more scrutiny from critics who have taken issue with her marital past. One tax expert said that if there is no criminal intent and the issue has been corrected, she’s unlikely to face any criminal consequences.

    Some questions and answers about the tax issue:

    Q: What did Omar do wrong?

    A: The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Thursday that Omar and her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015 ‐ before they were actually married and while Omar was legally wed to another man. While some states allow for joint filing for "common law" marriages, Minnesota does not, and filing joint tax returns with someone who is not your legal spouse is against both federal and state law.

    Q: How did this become public?

    A: Last year, a Republican state representative accused Omar of misusing campaign funds, alleging among other things that she used $2,250 in campaign money to pay a lawyer for her divorce proceedings. The campaign finance board investigated and found she didn’t use the funds to pay for a divorce lawyer as alleged, but other irregularities were found. The board’s final report said "there was an issue with her tax returns that needed to be corrected" and that some campaign funds went to an accounting firm.

    State officials ruled last week that Omar must repay her campaign committee nearly $3,500, including $1,500 for payments made to the accounting firm for services related to joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015. Omar must also pay a $500 penalty to the state.

    Q: What has Omar said about this?

    A: Very little. In response to questions from The Associated Press, her campaign sent an emailed statement saying, "All of Rep. Omar’s tax filings are fully compliant with all applicable tax law." The campaign did not make Omar available for an interview or answer specific questions from the AP. In response to the overall campaign finance investigation, she said in a statement last week that she will comply with the state board findings calling for her to repay money and pay a penalty.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Before she married brother you mean.
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/12/2019 2:16 Comments || Top||

    #2  Ohh, another "husband". This time for tax purposes !
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/12/2019 2:17 Comments || Top||

    #3  ...Democrat answer: "This was all legal because shut up."

    Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/12/2019 6:07 Comments || Top||

    #4  Our local twin city media is being very careful not to mention the first "husband" by name. Since it was her brother, well that would blow their protective cover for "Omar the fake".

    Talk about complete fraud news.
    Posted by: Woodrow || 06/12/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

    #5  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7129621/Rep-Omar-filed-joint-tax-returns-married-husband.html
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

    #7  Sez Lou, "Where's this 'new Mogadishu?'
    Aw, jeez, Mare, don't cry! Have a tissue."
    "Try Riverside Plaza... mi casa, su casa."
    "Nice knowin' you, Richards. I'll miss you."
    Posted by: Glaick Spawn of the Texans8443 || 06/12/2019 16:32 Comments || Top||

    -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
    U.S. embassies defying Trump admin by flying ‘gay pride’ flag: ‘This is category one insurrection’
    [THENATIONALSENTINEL] The U.S. diplomatic corps, much of which hails from far-Left Ivy League institutions, has been the most defiant when it comes to obeying POTUS 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 policies, as evident by the fact that several American embassies have hoisted the "gay pride" rainbow flag in defiance of the president.

    After the Trump administration formally denied requests from multiple United States embassies to hoist the LGBT flag in honor of "Pride Month," several of them, along with other diplomatic missions, are doing it anyway.

    As reported by the Washington Post, several U.S. embassies are finding ways to either defy or show opposition to, the White House’s instructions:

    The facades of the U.S. missions in Seoul and Chennai, India, are partially hidden behind large rainbow flags, while the embassy in New Delhi is aglow in rainbow colored lights. The website for the embassy in Santiago, Chile, shows a video of the chief diplomat raising a rainbow flag last month for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

    The Vienna embassy’s website features a photo of a rainbow flag flying below Old Glory on a mast jutting from the building, a statement by Diplomats for Equality and a story about a professor lecturing on the visibility and growth of LGBT rights.

    "This is a category one insurrection," one anonymous diplomat told The Post.

    Previous reports noted that a number of American embassies ‐ in Germany, Brazil, Israel, and Latvia, among others ‐ wanted permission to honor "Pride Month" by hoisting rainbow flags, but the White House denied the requests.

    Spooks do the same - see this tweet:

    Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6525 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  The president can recall them.
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/12/2019 0:29 Comments || Top||

    #2  Say nothing, shuttter them and transfer the AMBO to a friendly, third country facility. Transfer the staff to embassies in the ME or Foggy Bottom.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 0:33 Comments || Top||

    #3  Note to the jeft. Play with fire you will get incinerated.
    Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 06/12/2019 1:27 Comments || Top||

    #4  Hadn't he appointed these ambassadors after recalling the earlier ones ?

    Maybe he's waiting to win a second term before putting such swine away. He's guaranteed a second term by now. But I wish that he would actually do something about all the treason around him.
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/12/2019 2:12 Comments || Top||

    #5  They openly admit committing an act of insurrection, throw them in jail under that law, ensure each one gets a FULL IRS audit and any IRS agent that refuses gets the same treatment.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/12/2019 5:35 Comments || Top||

    #6  It always seems that those in the foreign office hate their own country most.
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/12/2019 6:21 Comments || Top||

    #7  Not having the skills personally I hope someone comes up with a straight pride flag.
    Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 06/12/2019 6:43 Comments || Top||

    #9  The turd pushers? How many divisions do they have?
    Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 06/12/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

    #10  Fire them all.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 06/12/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

    #11  Ambassadors serve at the convenience of the President. He can fire them at will.
    Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 06/12/2019 8:51 Comments || Top||

    #12  What's queer, is there are a couple geographic regions not mentioned.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/12/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

    #13  He probably said not to fly the flags because it encites the livable Muslims that like to kill homosexuals. Any gays or diplomats killed as a result of this should lead to charges against those that disobeyed orders. Otherwise ignore the thing.
    Posted by: Rjschwarz || 06/12/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

    #14  An invitation for all other groups to request their flag be flown. Keep it simple, just fly the U.S. flag on the official flag pole. My understanding is that the Gay Pride flag can still be flown but inside the embassy.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 11:56 Comments || Top||

    #15  That’s lovable Muslim, seems autocorrect didn’t think my jest was likely.
    Posted by: Rjschwarz || 06/12/2019 11:56 Comments || Top||

    #16  This is a good excuse to do some more draining of the swamp.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/12/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||

    #17  seems autocorrect didn’t think my jest was likely.

    Why do you think it was unintentional?
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 15:09 Comments || Top||

    #18  I would think autocorrect would jump at the saying lovable Muslims, that's all.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/12/2019 19:08 Comments || Top||

    -Land of the Free
    'An embarrassment to the country': Tearful Jon Stewart's excoriating attack on DC lawmakers after only FIVE turn up to hear 9/11 victims plead for their fund to be renewed earned the comedian a standing ovation
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 07:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Of all the crap he has done, I'll give him this one. Besides, he is supporting republican legislation to fix it...
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/12/2019 11:19 Comments || Top||

    #2  Jon is all about show. It's going to pass overwhelmingly. Business is taken care of. On with other business.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/12/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

    #3  If you intend to vote yes, and won't change the vote, why show up for hearings to debate the issue?
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/12/2019 19:05 Comments || Top||

    #4  rjschwarz

    I agree.

    No need to hear testimony given a lawmaker is already committed one way or another.

    Also, the representatives could read the testimony if they need to.
    Posted by: lord garth || 06/12/2019 19:54 Comments || Top||

    Texas Gov. Abbott signs law allowing kids to run lemonade stands
    [WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
    ... governor of Texas. Abbott is a Republican. His 2014 Dem opponent, state senatrix Wendy Davis, thought the absolute, most pressing, most important issue facing the state was abortion. Abbott beat the pantyhose off her. His 2018 opponent, Lupe Valdez didn't dwell too heavily on abortion, but she lost too...
    signed a bill into law that allows kids to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down.

    The law goes into effect in September and prohibits cities and neighborhood associations from implementing rules that block or regulate children trying to sell nonalcoholic drinks such as lemonade on private property, according to the Texas Tribune.

    Republican state Rep. Matt Krause introduced the bill after police shut down a lemonade stand that was run by two daughters trying to raise money for a Father's Day gift in 2015. The bill was unanimously passed in both chambers and Abbott signed the bill on Monday.
    Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  They needed a law for this ?
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/12/2019 2:14 Comments || Top||

    #2  Sadly yes, health dept regulations, over zealous licensing offices and the like.
    Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/12/2019 4:04 Comments || Top||

    #3  They should put teeth in such bills, any official or agent of the government in violation gives 5 years in prison with felony record and $250,000 fine.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/12/2019 5:36 Comments || Top||

    #4  Texas governor signs controversial 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill into law
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 6:25 Comments || Top||

    #5  I guessed the Bee. I was wrong!
    Posted by: Raj || 06/12/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

    #6  Maybe it time to consider applying to be another set of counties in the Republic of Texas.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/12/2019 8:54 Comments || Top||

    #7  No need, they'll redistrict soon enough.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 15:06 Comments || Top||

    Home Front: Politix
    Ocasio-Cortez, who makes $174,000, explains why she needs a raise
    [Liberty Unyielding] That was quick. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been in Congress a little over five months and is receiving an annual salary of $174,000, plus perks, is ready for a raise. Actually, to listen to her, the $4,500 increase she seeks is "not even like a raise" really. It’s a cost of living adjustment, and everyone, from minimum wage workers on up, needs and deserves one. "Congress, retail workers, everybody should get increases to accommodate for changes in our economy," she says in the video that follows:

    Did you notice her mention of dark money loopholes, which members of Congress will feel pressured to keep open if they are not given a raise? Do you get the sense she is telegraphing her own future plans in the event she doesn’t get her COLA? Bear in mind that she has already attempted to game the system by operating a "subsidy scheme" with her campaign manager that ran afoul of campaign finance laws. She was also alleged to have set up a million-dollar private slush fund with her chief of staff.

    The ultimate insult is that a short five months ago, Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender in a New York City restaurant. According to Salary.com, the average bartender salary in New York as of May 31, 2019, is $25,666 as of May 31, 2019, though the range typically falls between $22,365 and $30,518.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Corruptible.
    Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 06/12/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

    #2  High cost of living in the area got you down?
    File under - self inflicted wound.

    Nothing in the Constitution says you have to meet in Washington DC.

    Try a moving road show. Each year meet instead in a different state capital. Juneau might be a tight fit, but on the other hand not a lot of space left for lobbyist either.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/12/2019 8:51 Comments || Top||

    #3  Surprise! Like Bernie, this good little socialist democrat likes money.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||

    #4  It's to pay for her "Little Miss Homemaker" training so she can find out what a food disposal is for.
    Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/12/2019 9:59 Comments || Top||

    #5  so she can find out what a food disposal is for.

    Clearly a chipper for iced drinks.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 11:14 Comments || Top||

    Cher Warns Biden: ‘Women Are the Future, Don’t F**K with Us’
    [BREITBART] Pop star Cher warned Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
    ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant....
    to align himself with left-wing women on issues like abortion after the Democratic presidential frontrunner indicated earlier this week that he would not support repeal of the Hyde Amendment.

    On Wednesday, Biden said that he would not repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the federal government from providing taxpayer funding for abortions.

    denial ain't just a river in Egypt...
    Biden backtracked on his position, saying just a day later that he believed health care was a fundamental right and that he could "no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s ZIP code."

    "I’ve been working through the finer details of my health care plan like others in this race, and I’ve been struggling with the problems that Hyde now presents," the former Vice President said at a rally on Friday. "I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability to ... exercise their constitutionally protected right."

    Biden’s initial position drew anger from Cher, who claimed that he had made a "major mistake" in his campaign.

    "Joe Made Major Mistake !!" she said. "Women Who Can Afford Abortion’s Should Pay,Those Women Who cant Pay should be offered FREE Birth Control,Plan B,Abortion Pill,& SAFE Abortion. WOMEN ARE THE FUTURE NOW !! DONT FK WITH US FELLAS."
    This is 1966-style reasoning. Men are the future too, y'know. If we don't FK with women, that would leave us stuck with each other. The more "hetero-normative" (Is that a word? Really?) among us consider guys kissing each other to be, you know, kinda nasty.
    The 72-year-old singer, who endorsed Perennial Presidential Campaigner Hillary Crooked Hillary Clinton
    ... former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
    in 2016, has long been vocal about her support for the current Democratic front runner. Last December, she said that she would love to see a joint ticket of Joe Biden and Sen. Kámala Harris
    Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, now a senatrix from California and 2020 Dem presidential hopeful, indistinguishable from the others...
    (D-CA). "I know Joe Biden and I know him to be a really great man," she declared at the time. "I would love to see him with someone young."

    In April, she also defended Biden against claims that he had repeatedly touched women inappropriately, saying that him giving her a hug didn’t make her feel uncomfortable.

    "Once spent time talking 2 Joe Biden In His Office. I asked Point-ed Questions," she wrote on Twitter. "As Time Passed I Found Him Forthright,Kind,& Smart. At Meetings End He Walked Me 2 The &Gave Me A HUG. I Was Fine With It,But That,Was ’MY’ Experience. HE MUST COMMIT 2 B’AWARE,& CARE’ABOUT WOMENS SPACE.'"
    Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Hokay, we’re agreed, then.
    Posted by: KBK || 06/12/2019 1:31 Comments || Top||

    #2  Her zealots are gonna be jealous:
    "I think Cher has somethin' to tell us."
    So long, Chaz's momma!
    Bye, vocative comma!
    Ciao, bella: "DONT FK WITH US FELLAS."
    Posted by: Zebulon Johnson2638 || 06/12/2019 3:29 Comments || Top||

    #3  How many were at Omaha and Utah beach?
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/12/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

    #4  I envision a post-apocalyptic landscape overrun with un-killed spiders, with widespread starvation due to unopened jars on high shelves.

    Also, the couch needs to be moved.
    Posted by: SteveS || 06/12/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

    Donald Trump Threatens to Leave Chamber of Commerce
    [BREITBART] President Donald Trump
    ...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
    ripped the Chamber of Commerce on Monday for failing to support his use of tariffs as a negotiating tool, threatening to leave the organization.

    "I’m a member of the U.S. Chamber, maybe I’ll have to rethink that because when you look at it, the chamber is probably more for the companies and the people that are members than they are for our country," Trump said.

    Trump criticized China and Mexico for taking American jobs from U.S. companies and said the Chamber of Commerce was "right there with them."

    The president called CNBC after Myron Brilliant, the head of international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, warned on CNBC that Trump’s tariff threats would hurt trade with the United States.

    "Well I guess he’s not so brilliant," Trump said, riffing off of the Chamber official’s last name. "Look, without tariffs, we would be captive to every country, and we have been for many years."

    Trump cited the $800 billion trading deficit with foreign countries as a problem, reasserting his goal of keeping more jobs and opportunities in the United States.

    The Chamber of Commerce, he said, had opposed his proposed policies for years, warning them that they were making a big mistake by opposing his use of tariffs.

    "Frankly, I’ve never had support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because they know where I stand on these things. I don’t need money, I don’t care about these things. The only thing I care about is our country," Trump said.
    Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Subsidised immigration is not commerce it's rent-seeking.
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/12/2019 6:19 Comments || Top||

    #2  Chamber of cabrons.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2019 6:36 Comments || Top||

    #3  They're just like the German business men who figured out how to work with Hitler.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/12/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

    #4  This would be no great loss. Somewhere in time, they seem to have strayed from their mission.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 10:06 Comments || Top||

    Republicans assail Dean’s record: 'How many presidents have you accused of being Richard Nixon?'
    [WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Republican politicians on the House Judiciary Committee Monday attacked star witness John Deah
    ...Nixon Watergate whistle-blower. He's been blowing the same whistle ever since, and the act never seems to get old with a certain set...
    ’s credibility, citing his criminal record and history of attacking President Trump and other Republicans."Mr. Dean has made a cottage industry out of accusing presidents of acting like Richard Nixon," Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said.Dean, the ex-White House counsel in President Richard Nixon's administration, was convicted of obstruction of justice after striking a deal to cooperate with the Watergate investigation. He has spent decades critical of the GOP and wrote a book in 2004 accusing President George H.W. Bush of acts "worse than Watergate."
    Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  And Gordon Liddy strongly suggested Dean was behind the original Watergate break-in, and for personal, not political, reasons.
    Posted by: Glenmore || 06/12/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||

    #2  #1- I have believed that as well. The Washington post is in the mix as well.
    Posted by: Dale || 06/12/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||

    #3  Nadler's clown show is trying to resurrect Watergate and tag Trump with it. Nadler is a sad excuse for a House Committee Chair and Representative.

    Spygate is the real scandal here and far, far worse than the Watergate 2-bit office break-in. Presently, Nadler is desperately trying to cover-up the octopus Spygate and all of its tenacles.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

    Justin Amash gone from House Freedom Caucus after saying Trump's conduct was 'impeachable'
    [FOXNEWS] Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash
    ...pretend Republican congressman from Michigan, who probably won't be there come 2020...
    announced Monday evening he is leaving the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus, just weeks after he attracted the ire of his colleagues by arguing in Twitter posts that President Trump had committed impeachable offenses, Fox News has learned.

    Amash, speaking at a Freedom Caucus board meeting, insisted his departure was voluntary. Amash said he did not want to continue to be a "further distraction" for the caucus, which is chaired by North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows.

    Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, told Fox News' "Ingraham Angle" Monday evening that Meadows and Amash mutually came to the decision after several conversations.

    Jordan said the Republican members of the group still consider Amash a friend, but that their disagreements were "sharp" and significant.
    Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Another idiot more worried about his ME genetics than the country he lives in. Needs to be out of gummint altogether. I'm sure the Kochs or whoever Eddie Munster Paul Ryan is working for now will hire him in a New York Second.
    Posted by: M.Murcek || 06/12/2019 6:33 Comments || Top||

    #2  In other Michigan news, a Grand Rapids man dragged his career into the street, doused it with lighter fluid and set it ablaze. At last reports, the fire is still burning.
    Posted by: SteveS || 06/12/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

    #3  He must have been taking talking points from Pelosi and the Dems. Good decision to s&it can him from the Freedom Caucus--he did more harm than good. How did he get there in the first place?
    Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 10:01 Comments || Top||

    #4  He's a libbertarian, that's to say a liberal who pretends to be in favor of individuals over gubbamint. In practice he's a liberal. Like Ben Sasser, George Conway and Mittens Romney, he's no friend of you or me.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2019 20:33 Comments || Top||

    Democratic Socialists Planning To Primary Chuck Schumer With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    [DAILYWIRE] The Democratic Socialists who launched a full-on assault on the House of Representatives in 2018 are looking at bigger targets for 2022 and 2024, but they still involve the group's most successful candidate to date, Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
    Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, 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...

    According to a report in Axios, "top Democrats" are expecting Ocasio-Cortez to build on the success of the small civil war she's created between factions of the party and launch a campaign to primary one of New York's two senators, either Sen. Chuck Schumer
    Senator-for-life from New York, renowned for his love of standing in front of cameras. Schumer has been a professional politician since 1975, when disco was in flower. Senate minority leader as of 2017.
    or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

    Schumer seems the more likely target, according to Axios's sources, particularly given that he often falls on the "wrong" side of the battle between progressives and moderates. She's also dealt more closely with Schumer, helping to dictate how the Senate handles policy initiated in the House by progressive politicians, including her own "Green New Deal," which came up for a vote in the Senate and lost handily (even though AOC and her co-authors were adamant that a solution be enacted quickly).

    Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  I can haz chocolate sauce on mah popcornz?
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2019 6:37 Comments || Top||

    #2  AOC will be 30 (minimum for Senate) Oct 13, 1989. She will be out of diapers and ready for the 2020 election. A Dem battle for the evil of two lesser.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

    #3  Done right, it's lose lose.
    Posted by: KBK || 06/12/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||

    #4  It's like the left doesn't even see/read/understand her endless stupid quotes the right constantly laughs at.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/12/2019 19:06 Comments || Top||

    New York state lawmakers introduce bill to decriminalize hooking
    [NBCNEWS] One state politician said hookers prostitutes sex workers
    ...the oldest profession was legal (though not always unregulated) for thousands and perhaps even millions of years. That never has made it something most people want their daughters doing...
    are "having to face stigma, discrimination and abuse in trying to advocate for their rights to be treated with dignity."
    Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6517 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Generally a good idea, but after reading those advocating for it in the article, I'm not so sure!

    FYI: In the UK selling sex is legal, running a brothel (2+ sex workers) is not, local councils seem to turn a blind eye to "massage" places unless they do something obvious, which gets them in the local newspapers.
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/12/2019 6:27 Comments || Top||

    #2  Just started reading James Ellroy's This Storm. Cops love hookers, because they can be co opted in so many ways. Good luck taking that arrow out of their quiver.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2019 6:39 Comments || Top||

    #3  Good luck with fighting the Matriarchy desperate to maintain their century old monopoly on 'legal sex'. It was given because we had no social security or medicare. Someone had to take care of the elderly in their old age and it was to be the family. Thus, divorce was something rare and expensive resulting in financial rewards to cover that cost. Strangely enough the distaff side were the ones uprooting that foundation by championing social security and medicare. Then they throw in the 'pill' and 'free' love. Then they were big about decriminalizing gay relations resulting in Lawrence vs Texas and 'consenting adults'. The difference between 'free love' and the oldest profession is commerce. Ask any male who's been in a divorce, you pay one way or you pay another, but you pay. Thus the position, I don't pay her for sex, I pay her to leave.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/12/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

    #4  You don't pay a hooker for sex. You pay her to go away afterwards.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

    #5  The difference between a NY legislator and a hooker? One is more respectable than the other.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 06/12/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

    #6  in many cities prostitution now thrives with on line marketing and airbnb transaction and kiosk and internet banking

    the actual marketing by streetwalking has been decreasing for years

    I doubt whether much of the income is reported to the IRS however.
    Posted by: lord garth || 06/12/2019 11:57 Comments || Top||

    #7  The difference between a NY legislator and a hooker?

    The hooker has standards?
    Posted by: DarthVader || 06/12/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||

    #8  The more and more they do things like this with prostitution and with drugs, you can see where it ties in with abortion and the devalue of human life. You are just writing people off as not worth saving, hey, do your drugs legally now, it's too much bother to try and get you off them and live a decent productive life. Oh, kids are too much work, it's too inconvienent, I'll just have this baby dismembered. Sure you got to sell your body for sex, but your not worth the effort to find something more uplifting to do to feed yourself and your kids.

    How far we have fallen from even the attempt at grace.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/12/2019 19:58 Comments || Top||

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    Ilhan Omar Refuses to Comment on Terrorist Recruitment in Her District
    WASHINGTON ‐ Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) declined to address a report that found the highest level of terrorist group recruitment has taken place in her congressional district.

    According to a Fox News report from February, "More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined ‐ or attempted to join ‐ a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country." The city of Minneapolis is located in Omar’s district.

    "FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS," stated the report.

    Omar, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was asked about the report's findings on Capitol Hill.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 00:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Probably sponsored them.
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/12/2019 2:13 Comments || Top||

    #2  i wish every one of them left to join a terror org
    Posted by: chris || 06/12/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

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