Jerusalem, Qatar, NATO, Comey, Terror: The Great Trump Reelection

Like Alexander The Great, President Donald J. Trump is shaking the world. The Great Trump is on track to great electoral victories in 2018 and a 2020 reelection. The presidential blueprint for 2020 reelection and early victories in 2018 becomes clearer with every passing day.

Consider Jerusalem. Candidate Trump promised to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Now President Trump will not move the American embassy to Jerusalem. Great betrayal or great move?

To decide the question look at the events roiling the world. On Thursday President Trump signed a waiver delaying the embassy move. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer declared

“President Trump made this decision to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, fulfilling his solemn obligation to defend America’s national security interests,” Spicer said. “But, as he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy, the question is not if that move happens, but only when.”

Ordinarily, this type of empty talk to back away from a clear campaign promise is worthy only of derision. Two events convince us this is the Great Trump art of the deal, not a betrayal.

First, the reception two weeks ago by Saudi Arabia of President Trump was unprecedented in warmth and ostentation. The departure by President Trump on a heretofore forbidden direct flight from the Kingdom to Israel indicated the warm reception for the Great Trump in Saudi Arabia was not mere visuals and talk.

Second, today, an astonishing development:

Seven foreign nations — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Maldives, Yemen and Bahrain — cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, as well as suspending sea and air travel to and from the country, after accusing the nation of collaborating with militant groups in the region, reports the BBC.

Qatar supplies and supports terrorist organizations such as Hamas, ISIS, and Al-Qaeda. Qatar is an ally of Iran. Qatar cannot survive without the 80% import of food and other necessary supplies from the countries that just cut off diplomatic ties. Qatar is now cut off from land, sea and air contact with fellow members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Why has this happened? The Great Trump:

While on a visit to Riyadh two weeks ago, US President Donald Trump urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation, and blamed Iran for instability in the Middle East.

“It seems that the Saudis and Emiratis feel emboldened by the alignment of their regional interests – toward Iran and Islamism – with the Trump administration,” Gulf analyst Kristian Ulrichsen told Reuters news agency.

“[They] have decided to deal with Qatar’s alternative approach on the assumption that they will have the [Trump] administration’s backing.”

We do not doubt that the hold on the embassy move to Jerusalem and the stunning isolation of Qatar are related. The embassy move will come when the Great Trump decides the time is ripe. For now, the time is ripe to take on Iran allies and enablers as a prelude to the final battle with the Persian Empire of Terror.

The Great Trump is respected in capitals of the middle east which mocked the great boob Barack “the sniveling” Obama. The Great Trump deals from strength.

Consider NATO. The Big Media left mocked the Great Trump when he schlonged NATO leaders to their faces. We thought it was a wonderful display of needed American leadership and strength. Leftist Michael Kinsey, at the Trump hating New York Times arrives late to the same conclusion we did:

Trump’s NATO Bombast Gets Us Where Statesmanship Can’t [snip]

If Donald Trump had done nothing more than to create a legitimate occasion for calling a newspaper article “Whither NATO,” his place in history would be assured. Small, but assured.

But Mr. Trump has gone further. He has actually put the future of NATO on the global agenda by saying, on his European trip in May, that the United States spends far more on the shared defense than our allies do. That, he declared, was going to stop. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany then said that the days when Europe could “rely fully” on others were “somewhat over,” which is essentially what President Trump had said, without the dainty qualifications.

So we’re all in agreement, right? NATO must reform, with a better deal for the United States, or it will disappear. [snip]

On his recent trip to Europe, President Trump attacked European leaders in person and in public for failing to meet their defense obligations. Previous presidents have also wanted our fellow club members to pay their dues. Mr. Trump was not doing or saying anything especially new or bold. But earlier presidents, with their statesmanlike approach, had failed utterly to achieve a goal that most Americans likely would have found desirable. Mr. Trump, bombast and all, is surely more likely to make progress on that front than, say, the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Great Trump is reshaping, with strength, boldness, timing, and smarts, the entire world. While Europe sleeps, The Great Trump is reshaping the world. While The Great Trump shakes the world, Europe sleeps as it did before the world wars of the past century, inviting the soft invasion of the continent:

And, as I said only the other day, the reality of what is happening in Britain and Europe is that this problem was imported and that, until you stop importing it, you’re going to have more of it.

To hell with Europe and to hell with London and its Muslim Mayor. We won’t shed a tear or display any sympathy for the countries in Europe subject to Muslim terror attacks. To hell with them all. We feel sorry for the dead and injured but if any of them voted for the Muslim Mayor or voted against Brexit, or support Muslim immigration into Europe, then hey, you’re getting what you deserve.

We will take Europe seriously when the response to Muslim Terror attacks is a military response. As long as the European response to Muslim Terrorist Attacks is police investigations or calls for more security, then to hell with them.

The Great President Donald J. Trump understands that increased security until the West strangles itself with security is the wrong path. In the end the response to Muslim Terror will have to be death of Muslim Terrorists along with bans on Muslim Terrorists entering or remaining in this country.

Until Europe stops with the tears and laying down of flowers and stupid concerts with stupid singers to weep about the latest Muslim Terrorist Attack, the Muslim soft invasion of Europe will continue.

The Great Trump is reshaping the world. Many suspect the Great Trump will be defeated. But the only ones that believe the Great Trump will be defeated are the truly and resistant to reality, Dims.

For all the Big Media onslaught against President Trump, for all the predictions of doom in 2018 because of President Trump’s alleged “unpopularity”, Roll Call, has a wake up call:

Latest Roll Call Ratings Show Tough Road to Majority For Democrats

Looking at the map right now, even the best case scenarios for Democrats see the GOP keeping their congressional majorities. Looking at the map right now, even the best case scenarios for Democrats see the GOP keeping their congressional majorities.

Roll Call updated their congressional seat ratings on Thursday for the upcoming 2018 midterms, and early predictions indicate trouble for the Democrats’ quest to reclaim the majority.

The Capitol Hill paper rated 202 House seats as “Solid Republican” in addition to 17 as “Likely Republican.” With 435 seats in the House, requiring one party control 218 seats for a majority, the GOP would reach a majority by adding up Roll Call’s “Solid” and “Likely” seats.

Things are worse for Chuck Schumer’s crew in the Senate, where most of the seats up for election this year are incumbent Democrats.

For all the Russia hysteria by Obama Dimocrats and Hillary, the GOP will retain control of congress in 2018. In the Senate the GOP is well positioned to even surmount the 60 vote supermajority which will lead to President Trump getting just about everything he wants in the two years leading up to his reelection effort. House of Representatives, Governorships, Senate – the GOP under The Great Trump is set to win massive victories in 2018.

Trump hating US News and World Report likewise sees the Great Trump victories:

Inside Washington, Donald Trump’s 4-month-old presidency appears to spin in a perpetual state of crisis and chaos, achieving few tangible successes and beset by weekly distractions.

But in far and wide pockets of the country, where legions of loyal Trump supporters remain, a very different picture is being discerned.

They see a media corps obsessed with a Russia investigation despite no evidence of a crime, all too easily swallowing an excuse for Hillary Clinton’s loss.

They see a Democratic Party lurching further to the left and practicing pure obstructionism to appease its inflamed base.

They see a coterie of prosperous, smug elites stationed in power centers and unable to comprehend the everyday hardships spoken to by this president.

And they see all of them hellbent on taking down Trump, whatever the cost to the country.

U.S. News conducted email interviews with more than a dozen readers who defended Trump in their reactions to previous stories.

These folks are angry, distrustful and sometimes intemperate, reflecting similar characteristics of the commander in chief. Some are true believers who salute all of Trump’s actions, no matter how contentious or disputed. Others are clear-eyed about the president’s flaws, but are more disturbed by the drumbeat of a contemptuous opposition. Not all of them consider themselves conservatives; some even voted for former President Barack Obama – twice. [snip]

Suddenly, [Angela] Merkel thinks the German people cannot rely totally on the USA. Was that a good thing, [previously allowing] … Germany and 23 of NATO members to not pay their bills? The president calls them out on it. And this is an affront?” asks Richard Weddle of Los Angeles, who says he’s a nuclear researcher who has worked for the FBI and Defense Department. “President Trump said, right to the 50 or so Islamic nation leaders, terrorism, extremism must be driven out – with a euphemism for kill them – drive them out of the earth. This is as direct a statement as I have seen.”

Joseph Lapinski, a 68-year-old who declined to reveal where he lives, explains that he soured on Obama and moved to Trump due to their day-and-night approaches to roiling global events.

It’s not that Lapinski didn’t think Obama was “a wonderful guy. He was.”

But “it was how he, like Jimmy Carter, thought all the wars could be solved by talking, like North Korea,” Lapinski says. “It doesn’t make him a bad guy because he didn’t want blood on his hands. It does make him a bad commander in chief.

“Trump is a jerk. Being a jerk doesn’t make him a bad president.” [snip]

Kearney says she really doesn’t like Trump, but that the unrelenting Democratic backlash has actually resulted in pushing her closer to him.

“I find it difficult to even listen to him. But the Democrats are making him look better. He has actually done a fairly good job considering the attack he is under,” she says. “As bad as he is, I do not support the attempted coup that is going on. So this anti-Hillary voter finds herself getting more angry and being pushed into supporting Trump – a pig – but our president and a guy who seems to be trying to do the right things – clumsily, boorishly, but I believe sincerely.”

There is a lot in the interviews to choke Obama Dims. The quotes in support of The Great Trump are wise in the positive and the negative assessments of the Great Trump. “The only thing about which I vacillate is his tweeting, but then I remember that he is under news assault 24/7, and realize that no one can remain stoic 24/7. Nor should he. If he began to ignore the continual assaults by innuendo – seldom facts – his supporters would eventually give up the fight, too, and he’s the only one I’ve seen willing to absorb the slings and arrows day after day. The only president with whom he compares is Teddy Roosevelt for stalwartness.” “Trump definitely has some personality flaws and he probably should have vetted his staff better, but he is patriotic and certainly not a traitor. I sincerely think he wants to make America great again just as Obama did, but their definitions of American greatness and how to achieve this differ greatly.” “Hillary took money from Russia, Bill [Clinton] took money from Russia, and the press thinks I should get worked up about a Clinton-created story about a Trump-Russia collusion? Really?” “We see the economy improving. We see the jobs slowly coming back. We see the start of a better relationship with our allies, and we see his budget of 2018 trying to [rein] in wasteful spending. But all the media reports is Russia, more Russia and more Russia.” “Perhaps you should contact Clinton supporters and ask them when they are going to stop the whining, crying, rioting and threats of violence, and the actual violence. Finding Clinton supporters should be easy, I’m betting almost everyone you know or associate with is a Clinton supporter. You might want to check out the picture of Kathy Griffin holding Trump’s severed head, and then ask yourself just how much lower liberals and their media lapdogs can go.”

Only an Obama Dimocrat can doubt the strong bond the Great Trump has with his strong supporters, his once not so strong supporters, and even those who don’t like or approve of the President’s personality or style but want America Great Again.

At the Trump hating Politico, an article was published as the London Muslim Terror attacks took place. It is an article worth a full read which we will only excerpt:

A Noun, a Verb and Vladimir Putin

Why the Democrats are making a big mistake by obsessing over Russia. [snip]

He was, they asserted again and again, unacceptable, immoral and corrupt. Every focus group they assembled raised serious questions about his disparagement of various ethic groups, his brutish mannerisms, his business ties to foreign governments, his lack of qualifications. Almost every professional polling firm showed deep and mounting disapproval of his behavior—he was, they calculated, the most unpopular candidate in American history. Many in the Republican establishment criticized or outright denounced him. And yet, defying all the confident predictions right up until election night, Trump managed to eke out a shocking victory, relying particularly on a surge of “forgotten voters” in the Midwest.

You’d be forgiven, of course, if you thought this was a recap of the 2016 election. Actually, it’s what the same pundits who got 2016 so wrong very well might be saying again four years from now. Such a mind-blowing, spirit-crushing, defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory redo of the last election should keep smart Democratic operatives up at night. Yet it doesn’t. [snip]

To those with a bit of distance from cable news—that is, every sane person in America—Democrats seem to be replaying the exact strategy that lost them the last election. What, pray tell, is the Democratic Party’s message otherwise? [snip]

Democrats appear to have spent about two minutes trying to figure out why the voters of Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and, very nearly, Minnesota rejected them only a few months ago. [snip]

What did the Democrats do to rebuild the faith and trust of the “forgotten” voters they still seem to have trouble remembering? They doubled down. The first thing they did after the biggest political disaster in their history was to keep their leadership team intact. [snip]

When half the country believes the Democrats and the media are in cahoots, and most partisans are siloed off to their favorite media outlets and eschewing other sources of information, it makes it hard for “Watergate 2: The Series” to make it on the airwaves. Even Mike Morrell, the former CIA acting director who accused Trump of being a Russian stooge as he signed up for the Clinton campaign, thinks the media is hyping the story and showing bias against the president. [snip]

More than two-thirds of voters, according to at least one ABC News/Washington Post poll (if you believe polls anymore), said the Democrats were “out of touch.” The Democrats—yes, the Democrats—scored lower than Trump and the Republicans on that issue. [snip]

A few weeks ago, a sociologist at Columbia University flatly predicted that Trump will be reelected in 2020. In an even crueler blow to the Democrats, an ABC poll released in April found that Trump would beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote if there were a hypothetical rematch.

The Obama Dims are in a massive black hole and the hole is galaxy size:

If the Democratic National Committee has many more weeks like the previous one, it might not recover in time for the midterm elections in 2018. [snip]

The Democratic National Committee took a brutal shot to its ribs when its 2016 nominee, Hillary Clinton, said it was bereft of ideas and data, and was near bankruptcy when she was nominated in July. [snip]

Andrew Therriault, the former DNC director of data science, responded by slamming Clinton in two since-deleted tweets, calling Clinton’s comments two unprintable words, according to CNN.

“I hope you understand the good you did despite that nonsense,” Therriault said in a message to DNC data staffers.

Black women are angry with the DNC, as are the whining Bernie Sanders kooks. It is particularly laughable that a Socialist who is not a member of their corrupt party is the leading candidate to challenge the Great Trump in 2020. The Socialists are even now fighting over the super-delegate rules and that will lead to a schism in 2020.

Instead of reality, the Obama Dims are heavily invested in Comey the Clown stocks. But Comey is a clown with zero credibility among Trump supporters who would be needed to really hurt Trump:

Washington will be riveted this week by the drama surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s expected congressional testimony. But Republicans elsewhere in the country say they couldn’t care less. [snip]

There’s nothing about Jim Comey that I trust,” said state Sen. Ron Rabin. “There’s nothing consistent about what he says.”

Asked whether Comey has any credibility, he offered a view shared by many Republican activists gathered at this airy waterfront convention center: “None. Zero.”

Comey’s Clown show on Thursday will compete with the British elections for most watched circus. In the end, The Great Trump wins in 2018 and reelection in 2020:

Trump Will Likely Win Reelection in 2020
By Musa al-Gharbi

Most Americans don’t like Donald Trump.

Trump will most likely be reelected in 2020. [snip]

Trump won his first term despite record low approval ratings, triumphing over the marginally less unpopular Hillary Clinton. He will probably be able to repeat this feat if necessary.

The president continues to enjoy staunch support from the voters who put him in the White House. He has raised millions of dollars in small donations for reelection, pulling in twice as much money as Barack Obama in his first 100 days. And he’s already putting that money to use running ads in key states that trumpet his achievements and criticize political rivals.

Although most don’t like or trust Trump, polls show he seems to be meeting or exceeding Americans’ expectations so far. In fact, an ABC News/ Washington Post survey suggests that if the election had been held again in late April, Trump would have not only won the Electoral College, but the popular vote as well – despite his declining approval rating. [snip]

As a function of the default effect, the particular seats which happen to be open this cycle, and Republican dominance of state governments which has allowed them to draw key congressional districts in their favor – it will be extremely difficult for Democrats to gain even a simple majority in the Senate in 2018. The House? Even less likely. [snip]

Trump’s opposition is in much worse shape. The Democratic Party has been hemorrhaging voters for the better part of a decade. Democrats are viewed as being more “out of touch” with average Americans than Trump or the Republicans. Yet key players in the DNC still resist making substantive changes to the party’s platform and strategy. Hence it remains unclear how Democrats will broaden their coalition, or even prevent its continued erosion. [snip]

In other words, we can count on Trump surviving his first term – and likely winning a second.

During and despite a ceaseless onslaught by Big Media and Obama Dimocrats, the Great President Trump in polls taken during this period has only increased his support, even as allegedly the polls also show his allegedly declining popularity. Despite all the attacks, a rerun election would give President Trump a popular and electoral vote victory.

We do President Trump a great disservice with this article. For President Trump the best situation is for continued barking from Comey the Clown and the Obama Dimocrats – in full outrage after full outrage upon full outrage to top the last over the top full outrage. Our observation that Comey and the outrage of Obama Dimocrats only helps cement a Great Trumping in 2018 and 2020 is like putting a bell on a cat. Our apologies to the Great Trump.

We do Obama Dimocrats a great service with this article. If they could surgically Frankenstein a working brain they would learn a great deal and possibly figure out how to defeat the Great President Trump.

The truth is however, that Obama Dimocrats are rabid mad dogs chasing nothing-burgers that exercise them but from which they will learn nothing. Nothing will beget nothing.

Meanwhile, like Alexander the Great, The Great Trump will win, and win again.


61 thoughts on “Jerusalem, Qatar, NATO, Comey, Terror: The Great Trump Reelection

  1. First leaker caught:

    The 25-year-old woman who stole “Top Secret” documents from the National Security Agency and leaked them to The Intercept appears to be a supporter of Bernie Sanders and other progressive icons, such as Bill Maher and Michael Moore.

    Reality Leigh Winner’s apparent social media footprint also shows that she is a supporter of other liberal causes, including the Women’s March and the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim civil rights group.

    She also recently referred to President Trump as a “piece of shit” because of his position on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests.

    Winner was indicted in federal court on Monday after she allegedly stole classified documents from her employer, Pluribus International, a defense contractor that does work for the NSA from its offices in Augusta, Ga.

    Winner admitted to FBI agents that she stole the documents and provided them to The Intercept. The news site published an article on Monday that appears to be based on the stolen materials. The Top Secret records show that Russian agents attempted to hack into U.S. voting systems prior to the November election.

    Other than her left-leaning Facebook page, Winner has a limited online footprint. One news article from the Kingsville (Tex.) Record shows that she graduated from Air Force basic training in March 2011. [snip]

    Winner’s posts on Facebook suggest that she is politically active.

    On Feb. 14, a day after Winner took her Top Secret job at Pluribus, Winner posted a photo outside of the Atlanta offices of Georgia Sen. David Perdue.

    Winner wrote that she had a 30-minute private meeting with the Republican lawmaker.

    She said they discussed “my concerns regarding climate change and what the state of Georgia is doing to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.”

    “Meanwhile, my plea that our senators not be afraid to directly state when our president or his cabinet tell outright lies was well heard. I was able to draw the parallel between the 2011 interview of President Bashar al Assad claiming utter ignorance of the human rights violations his citizens were protesting to Trump’s statement last week that the White House hadn’t received any calls about the DAPL, nor were there any protests before last week. They got the message,” she wrote.

    Winner was heavily critical of Trump just after he took office. She used the hashtag “NeverMyPresident” and “Resist” in a Facebook post about his position on DAPL.

    Her name should be “Unreality Loser”.

  2. The Republicans are saying, They won’t be able to get President Trump’s agenda done this year.
    President Trump said [Here hold my beer!!]
    I see he is on his way to take those kids ,out to woodshed. 😆

  3. Who but PDT can we credit for > 130 imams refusing funeral prayers for terrorists?

    Third London attacker named as imams refuse to perform funeral rites
    British police on Tuesday named the final member of the terror trio that murdered seven people on Saturday in a knife and van attack before police shot the jihadis dead — and the news comes as more than 130 Muslim religious leaders were refusing to say funeral prayers for any members of the ISIS cell.

  4. The Great President Donald J. Trump takes the credit we think he deserves:

  5. Trump hating Washington Post concedes the point we made:

    For years now, officials in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have been angry over what they perceive to be Qatar’s rogue, activist foreign policy. Unlike neighboring Bahrain, for example, which largely toes the Saudi line, Qatar has diverged from other members in the Gulf Cooperation Council, a bloc of six Arab monarchies, and used its vast coffers to project its own influence far and wide.

    After the political upheavals of the Arab Spring, for instance, Qatar aligned itself with Islamist political parties such as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, believing it right to back movements with genuine popular support. Much to the ire of its neighbors, Qatar’s state-funded news network Al Jazeera also seemed to take up the cause of these groups, often championing democracy and dissent in a region ruled by secular autocrats or unaccountable royals. And Qatar was among the most active backers of Islamist fighters in rebellions in Syria and Libya.

    Now, Qatar’s critics say it has failed to rein in its support for certain Islamist militant groups — including Hamas and the main al-Qaeda-linked organization in Syria. The Qataris were also accused of backing Yemen’s Houthi rebels, a startling claim given that Qatar, until the day before, was part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis, who are loosely backed by Iran. …

    But a leading driver also has to be President Trump, whose friendly visit to Riyadh last month and embrace of the Saudi agenda in the Middle East seems to have emboldened officials there.

    The Saudis and Emiratis, said Andrew Bowen, a visiting fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, “saw this as a key moment after Trump’s visit to bring Qatar to heel.” According to a leading Emirati journalist, officials in Abu Dhabi want to extract huge concessions from Doha, including the shuttering of Qatari media outlets abroad and the abandoning of Qatar’s independent, maverick foreign policy.

    The Great Trump!

  6. Trump hater Guy Benson has some questions for Comey the Clown:

    (1) The New York Times reported last month that you wrote a memo in February 2017 detailing the contents of a series of conversations you had with the president. Did you author such memos? The Times story claims that you chronicled the president expressing his preference that you, and by extension the Bureau, drop an ongoing investigation into Mr. Flynn. “I hope you can let this go,” your account allegedly quotes him as saying. Is that what you wrote, and is that what he said?

    (2) Did you understand the president to be referring to the (separate) criminal probe into Mr. Flynn, the broader Russia investigation, or both?

    (3) Is it true, as reported by various media outlets, that prior to broaching the subject of the Flynn affair with you, the president asked others present — including the vice president — to leave the room? Did this request strike you as an attempt at secrecy, or a less sinister effort to facilitate a so-called “heart-to-heart”?

    (4) How would you characterize the president’s tone at the time, and how did you interpret his remarks to you? Did you believe he was ordering you to shut down the investigation? Or was his approach closer to friendly cajoling, as in, ‘gosh, I’d be great if this mess doesn’t bring down my friend, who’s really a good guy’? In terms of ethics and the law, does that distinction matter?

    (5) Regardless of the context and your instincts about the president’s intent, did you contemporaneously believe that his appeals were a form of inappropriate pressure? If you believed the president was acting inappropriately, why did you not ‘blow the whistle’ — or at least share your concerns with Congress — immediately?

    (6) On May 3rd, under questioning from Sen. Hirono, you swore under oath that at no time in your experience had high-ranking Justice Department officials tried to stop an FBI investigation for politically questionable or suspicious reasons. Do you stand by that testimony? Sen. Hirono’s question made specific reference to the DOJ, and not necessarily the White House or the president. But given the sensitivity of the Russia situation and heightened public scrutiny of that investigation, do you think it would have been a complete and honest answer to narrowly deny the existence of unseemly political pressure on an FBI inquiry from one powerful source, when you had in fact experienced pressure of that nature from the President of the United States?

    (7) The aforementioned New York Times article also says that you shared the memo about your February encounter with a small circle of “senior FBI officials.” Was one of those officials (current acting FBI Director) Andrew McCabe? If not, why not? If so, Mr. McCabe testified on the subject of improper pressure on May 11th, stating for the record that “there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date.” Was he telling the truth, based on what you revealed to him months earlier?

    (8) At a different meeting in January of this year, did the president ask for your “loyalty” in your professional capacity? If so, how did you respond? How did you construe the nature of request at the time?

    (9) Did your abrupt dismissal as FBI Director on May 9th change your view or interpretation of previous conversations and interactions with the president? Have you reconsidered whether relatively innocent-seeming — even if inappropriate — discussions or comments may actually have been more serious than you’d understood them to be in the moment?

    (10) In light of your January and February private meetings, do you believe the president was attempting to obstruct justice? If so, do you have any proof to that end — beyond your shift in intuition, perhaps based on your termination?

    (11) You have previously declined to comment on the status or existence of an FBI investigation into a string of national security leaks. Earlier this week, a young government contractor was arrested for her role in the unauthorized, criminal dissemination of highly classified material to the news media. With this new development now out in the open, can you expand upon your prior testimony as to whether or not the Bureau is (or was) investigating these leaks? Even if you’re unable to offer a confirmation or denial on that front, is it your professional opinion that the prevention of damaging leaks, and the punishment of leakers, ought to be a national security priority?

    (12) Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stated last week that her email scandal — which involved what you termed “extremely careless” and “negligent” handling of thousands of pieces of classified material — was a “nothing burger.” Do you agree that her conduct wasn’t a serious matter? In your vast experience as a law enforcement official, do you believe an elite policymaker’s openly cavalier attitude about safeguarding state secrets can have an effect on others’ behavior and adherence to official policy?

    These questions are weak.

    Better, specific questions, come via Trump hater Mark Levin:

  7. Admin,
    Is there *anything* else you can do to fix this site? I can post from some old IE browser here at work, but not from the latest MS browser (they call it “edge” or some bullshit – its IE) at home or on Firefox or Tor browsers from home.

    One day I was able to post from my phone using the WordPress utility, but I don’t see how in the hell I did that from WordPress when viewed through my PC browsers.

    Have you just given up on it?

  8. Clueless Dims. From Foxyladi14’s link:

    This is a defining feature of the Trump administration: While scandal and squabble, palace intrigue and provocative tweets suck much of the oxygen out of the room ― and leave the impression of mass government disfunction ― a wide array of fundamentally Trump-minded reform is taking place.

    All of this smoke is missing the steady progress that the modern Republican Party is achieving,” said Grover Norquist, the longtime anti-tax advocate. “The idea that Trump isn’t getting anywhere is wrong. Those free market guys are picking up maybe not all the marbles in the world, but a large quantity of them. And we haven’t thrown away any marbles.”

    One reason behind the perception that Trump’s agenda has largely foundered is that it’s made painfully little legislative progress. His efforts to push health care reform through Congress have advanced incrementally, but many hurdles remain. Tax reform appears unlikely to come before the summer, if at all. Trump’s budget won’t get a vote, and his relationship with Congress seems to fall somewhere between fractious and nonexistent.

    But legislative progress is only one vehicle that moves a president’s agenda. And there have been profound policy changes on a variety of administrative fronts, often obscured by scandals emerging from the White House.

    Take reports that Trump will leave the Paris Agreement on climate change, the milestone global accord to lower carbon emissions in the face of overwhelming evidence of human-caused global warming.

    The president’s retrenchment will have immense, generations-long geopolitical ripple effects. Yet on Wednesday morning, it competed for media attention alongside the fallout from Trump’s bizarre Twitter typo the night before and the backlash against comedian Kathy Griffin’s vulgar depiction of a severed Trump head.

    On regulatory policy, Trump’s impact has far outpaced the coverage it’s often received. He’s made it harder for workers to set up retirement accounts and has delayed the implementation of workplace safety rules. He repealed a regulation protecting workers from wage theft and allowed employers with spotty labor records to get government contracts. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has hit the brakes on a rule that would require firms to report worker injury data online. Trump has given coal companies permission to dump debris into local streams and canceled requirements for reporting methane emissions. Both the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines have been allowed to proceed, and coal companies have been allowed to again lease on public lands.

    Elsewhere, Trump has made moves that will fundamentally alter the way our economy operates and individuals live their lives. His appointment of Ajit Pai to head the Federal Communications Commission is one of them. Pai is poised to dismantle net neutrality rules, moving away from treating online content as a public utility and toward a system that allows cable and telecom industry interests to control content and traffic. “That appointment,” Norquist said, “is [determining] 16 percent of the economy.”

    Much attention has focused on the way the courts and Congress have stymied Trump’s immigration policy. But even absent a travel ban or a border wall, he has dramatically altered the government’s approach. Deportations of undocumented immigrants have grown steadily under Trump’s watch, especially among noncriminals.

    And Trump has had a profound impact on women’s health. He drastically expanded the so-called global gag rule, restricting a larger pool of funding from groups that mention or promote abortion, and he is poised to gut a mandate requiring employers to cover birth control for employees, broadening exemptions to the requirement that extend well beyond religious-affiliated groups.

    These are just the domestic consequences of Trump’s presidency. On foreign affairs, his reach is far greater and restraint more limited.

    Trump’s ability to do all this is not, as his administration would argue, evidence of an unappreciated wizardry at governance. He has simply utilized the powers afforded to the executive branch.

    “He has a lot of leeway, and that’s why winning the White House is so important and losing it is so painful,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a former top aide to former President Barack Obama. “The fact is, the bureaucracy is set up in the way that career professionals at government agencies are able to get things done in the way that the class of clowns around Trump aren’t able to.”

    Indeed, the Trump administration has seemed to make the most progress when the epicenter of action is removed from the White House itself.

    Kevin Ring, the president of the nonprofit Families Against Mandatory Minimums, said he was heartened to see Republicans and Democrats alike pushing back on Sessions’ sentencing guidelines. The impact of the policy change may be overstated, he says, as lawyers and judges could still determine they don’t want to abide by the tougher sentencing guidelines. But Ring concedes that Sessions had proved himself to be a competent and effective governing agent in ways that set him far apart from his boss.

    “In every other battle, it is like, ‘Who is winning, Jared [Kushner] or [Steve] Bannon?’ Who is winning Trump’s blessing? And without it, they can’t go forward,” Ring said. “Sessions is at 950 Pennsylvania Avenue [where the DOJ is located] and doing whatever he wants. Which is not to say he isn’t doing what Trump wants. But he certainly has enough authority and discretion to move full speed ahead on all these fronts.”

    At some point, Trump, Sessions and the rest of the Cabinet will run out of the low-hanging regulatory changes they can easily make. At that juncture, they will be limited in the policies they can promulgate. But by then, they will have already instituted substantial reforms, many of them without the public’s knowledge and hard to reverse.

    Democratic operatives are waking up to the idea that the party should stop acting as if Trump is a rudderless president, desperately trying to pass an agenda as it’s anchored down by continuous scandal ― but rather, prosecute a case against Trump’s actual policy achievements.

    “Democrats aren’t making a mistake by focusing on Russia, because it is potentially the biggest political scandal in U.S. history,” said Pfeiffer. “And the pressure they are putting forward has led to new revelations. But there will be a time when voters are interested in stuff beyond this. We aren’t there yet, but it would be incumbent upon the party to point this out.”

    This is Huff n’ Puff ugly spin on what President Trump is doing. At least Huff n’ Puff gets what we have written, that PDT is doing a great deal and the Dims will wake up years from now wondering why they wasted so much time on Russia and other nonsense. Trump is cleaning their clock and the Dim-wits don’t even notice the silence of the tick tock.

  9. Don’t know if this story is true, but it certainly has the ring of truth. I’ve been disappointed in Sessions ever since he recused himself in March.

    Exclusive: Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tension with President Trump
    By JONATHAN KARL Jun 6, 2017, 6:25 PM ET

    As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign.

    The friction between the two men stems from the attorney general’s abrupt decision in March to recuse himself from anything related to the Russia investigation — a decision the president only learned about minutes before Sessions announced it publicly. Multiple sources say the recusal is one of the top disappointments of his presidency so far and one the president has remained fixated on.

    Trump’s anger over the recusal has not diminished with time. Two sources close to the president say he has lashed out repeatedly at the attorney general in private meetings, blaming the recusal for the expansion of the Russia investigation, now overseen by Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

    But sources say the frustration runs both ways, prompting the resignation offer from Sessions.

    Asked by ABC News if the attorney general had threatened or offered to resign, Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment.

    Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked today if the president still has confidence in his attorney general. He could not say.

    “I have not had that discussion with him,” Spicer said.

    “So you can’t say if he has confidence in his attorney general?” Spicer was asked.

    Spicer responded: “I said I have not had a discussion with him on the question. I don’t, If I haven’t had a discussion about a subject, I tend not to speak about it.”

  10. Town Hall Shuts Down When @RepBarragan Runs And Hides From Trump Supporters.

    Democrat CA44

  11. “In a dramatic stepping up of the response to the bloody attacks in London and Manchester, the Prime Minister insisted she was ready to withdraw Britain from parts of the European Convention on Human Rights.

    Her announcement of a drastic increase in the powers of police and courts to crack down on terror suspects came less than 36 hours before the polls open in the General Election.

    “We should make it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terror suspects to their own countries,” she told a rally of Tory supporters in Slough, Berkshire.”

    Now May is getting down to brass tacks. The ridiculous EU rules that say no one can be deported for anything. EVER. This was brought up by the “rude” people during the Brexit fight. The politically correct May has been careful to avoid the obvious since then. The UK does not have birthplace citizenship as applied in the US but it is shackled to EU “human rights” idiocy. Brexit would cancel that and now they have multiple terrorist attacks to show why it is absolutely necessary. All three murderers were known loons but thanks to EU “rules” the UK couldn’t get rid of them but could kill them AFTER they had murdered and maimed people. There is no human right to stay as a migrant and terrorize and murder people except to EU globalist technocrats. A hard Brexit where the UK tells the EU to shove it is looking more likely with a return to the UK’s superior common law rather than the post WWII EU mumbo jumbo crap. Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic are going one further than the UK. They will not allow Muslims migrants in to begin with which is the only way to prevent terrorism. The EU’s fascist threats of economic harm to any who don’t accept their fate of terror or murder is waning. As President Trump has shown with MS 13, you CAN get rid of them whether their home hell hole wants them back or not. They will have to deal with their own psychos which means they will kill them eventually.

  12. Mormaer, May is finally moving in the right direction. On immigration and terrorism issues, as with early on with Brexit, May has been terrible.

    Here’s some more “good” news:

    TEHRAN, Iran — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed two attacks in Tehran after several armed assailants stormed into the country’s parliament building and suicide bombers targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday.

    At least 12 people were killed in the attacks and dozens were wounded, Iranian state broadcaster IRIB reported. Citing sources on the ground and adding that the information hadn’t been confirmed by security personnel, the local Tasnim news agency said hostages had been taken during the siege on the parliament building, and that they had been held in its upper floors. The incident lasted several hours until the four assailants at parliament were killed, IRIB reported.

    Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari, said that the attackers had entered the building dressed as women and opened fire, with one detonating a suicide vest, according to Tasnim. [snip]

    Iran’s intelligence ministry said that the attacks had been coordinated by a terrorist group, and that a third attack had been foiled. [snip]

    State TV later quoted lawmaker Elias Hazrati as saying the attackers had been armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles. It said one of the attackers at the shrine was killed by security guards and that a woman was arrested. It described the shrine attackers as “terrorists” and said one carried out a suicide bombing, without providing further details. Later, state TV reported a second suicide bomb detonation at the shrine.

    In addition to being lethal, the attack on the shrine of Khomeini is symbolically stunning. As Iran’s first Supreme Leader, Khomeini is a towering figure in the country and was its revolutionary leader in the 1979 ouster of the shah.

    Persian Empire of Terror chickens, come home… to… roost.

    The Great Trump roiling of the world evil doers continues.

  13. Newsweek follows our lead. Although polls on Trump are biased against him, as proven in the 2016 election, The Great Trump has higher approval ratings than did Bill Clinton at this point in his presidency:

    President Donald Trump is by no means popular—compared with his predecessors, his approval rating has been remarkably low during his time in the White House. But there’s some small solace for the president this week: His approval rating is, at least for the moment, a hair better than where President Bill Clinton stood at the same point in his first term.

    Different polling outfits put Trump at varying levels of approval, but the RealClearPolitics average had him at 39.8 percent Tuesday, while the weighted average from FiveThirtyEight had him at exactly 39 percent. Not great numbers, but still better than Clinton. On Day 138 of his presidency, just 37.8 percent of Americans approved of the job he was doing, according to FiveThirtyEight. [snip]

    “I never expected that I could take on some of these interests that I’ve taken on without being attacked,” Clinton said about the approval polls at the time. “And whenever you try to change things, there are always people there ready to point out the pain of change without the promise of it, and that’s just all part of it. If I worried about the poll ratings, I’d never get anything done here.”

    Clinton’s numbers soon turned around, and by the end of June, Gallup had him in the mid-40s. By the time he left office, 66 percent of the country approved of him.

    Reelected and higher approval numbers when he left than when he went in.

  14. Trump. as far as Russian collusion, is clearly vindicated. The Flynn issues, however, are more troubling. Flynn did Trump as real disservice and should have been out asap. Anyway, no articles of impeachment are going to be brought under our current GOP house , but this is going to be long, drawn out and a the for the dems towards 2018 midterms If the democrats regain control of House and Senate Trump could possibly face articles of impeachment and be convicted. Hopefully, a majority of Americans sees through this witch hunt but with 24/7 hrs a day of demonic Trump coverage, who knows.

  15. Comey is the leaker!

  16. Comey sounds like he is trying to crucify and convict PDT

    makes me wonder what he has cooked up with Mueller…he keeps kneeling and kissing his feet…

  17. i wish one of the repubs would ask Comey why Hillary was not under oath and why there is no record of her “interview” with the FBI

    not to mention Lynch recusing and a grand jury

    ridiculous what hillary got away with and what they are trying to destroy DT with

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