Thursday, May 31, 2018

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Mod: Some new numbers are out, and they show that the once-proud California state party that gave America two presidents not all that long ago, has now been relegated to an ignominious third-party status. 

California Republicans hit rock bottom (Politico link): The state that spawned the "Reagan Revolution’’ and Richard M. Nixon just experienced a watershed moment — the California Republican Party was officially relegated to third-party status.

In the culmination of the withered state GOP’s long slide toward near-political irrelevance here, new voter registration data released this week show the once-robust party trails behind both Democrats and “no party preference” in the nation's most populous state. The California Republican Party is now outnumbered by independent voters by 73,000, according to Political Data Inc., which tabulates voter file data from county registrars.

The new figures come as the state looms large in the national battle for the House, with a handful of Republican-held seats poised to play a pivotal role in November. Among California’s 19 million registered voters, the latest statistics — as of 15 days before the June 5 primary — show that Democrats now make up 8.4 million or 44.6 percent of the electorate.

That compares with 4,844,803 no-party-preference voters, or 25.5 percent of the state’s voters and 4,771,984 Republicans, who both make up about 25.1 percent. The California Secretary of State’s office is expected to release its own official count later this week.

Here is hope: There is still one Californian making a difference in Washington


Kim Kardashian meets with Trump to discuss prison reform (New York Post link): It was the commander and cheeks! Kim Kardashian strutted into the Oval Office on Wednesday for a sit-down with President Donald Trump to discuss criminal justice issues — including an imprisoned drug offender she discovered on Twitter.

The reality queen donned high heels and an all-black ensemble for the highly anticipated White House meeting.

Kardashian was spotted entering the West Wing around 4:45 p.m. and leaving about an hour later. She spoke with both Trump and Jared Kushner, whom she met through Ivanka Trump, according to sources.

The mother-of-three requested the White House meeting after hearing about the plight of Alice Marie Johnson on social media late last year. “This is so unfair,” Kardashian tweeted in October 2017, along with a link to an interview Johnson, 63, did on Mic.com.

Sources told The Post that Kardashian argued that Johnson — a Memphis great-grandmother convicted of a drug conspiracy — had paid her debt to society after 21 years behind bars and deserves clemency.

The meeting went “well,” sources said, and now the decision is in Trump’s hands. After the meeting, Kardashian headed to Ivanka and Jared’s DC home for a private dinner.

Mod: Think about it. A Reality TV Star with no knowledge of public policy had an hour with the President of the United States in the Oval Office yesterday. Then there is this.

Drugmaker to Roseanne Barr: 'Racism is not a known side effect' of Ambien (Politico link): Roseanne Barr blamed sleeping pills for the racist tweet that got her ABC show canned. But after the drugmaker fired back with a snarky reply Wednesday, the comic may soon be looking to treat a burn.

A day after the network pulled the plug on the hit “Roseanne” reboot in response to her tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a longtime adviser and close friend of former President Barack Obama, the comedian tweeted Wednesday that her initial remark was “unforgivable” and “egregious.” Barr said it was the result of “ambien tweeting,” a reference to the common sleep-aid medication.

Sanofi, the company that makes Ambien, rebutted the assertion Wednesday on Twitter.

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” the drugmaker’s social media account tweeted. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

Barr had sparked outrage on Tuesday by suggested that Jarrett, who was born in Iran and is African-American, was the product of the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes" having "a baby."

The remarks prompted immediate calls for boycotts of the show. On Tuesday afternoon, ABC announced the cancellation of the program.

Mod: It is hard to believe that trash culture America has placed one of its own in the White House. Well, OK. I've reconsidered. Maybe it's not. And yes, it really is all about the Donald. Who wouldn't want to jump in on this one?

Trump accuses ABC of double standard on 'Roseanne' cancellation (The Hill link): President Trump on Wednesday accused ABC of a double standard in its decision to cancel the hit sitcom “Roseanne,” whose star Roseanne Barr is a vocal Trump supporter and has come under fire for a racist tweet she sent earlier in the week.

Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?” Trump tweeted.

The tweet is Trump's first response to the show’s cancellation, in which he chose to focus on Iger rather than the substance of Barr’s comments.

Barr sent a tweet on Tuesday likening Jarrett, a black former adviser to President Obama, to an ape. Jarrett revealed later in the day that Iger called her before announcing “Roseanne” had been nixed.

Say "Howdy!" to Gowdy

Republicans distance themselves from Trump’s ‘Spygate’ conspiracy theory (Los Angeles Times link): The air seems to be going out of “Spygate.” While President Trump still touts the unfounded claim that the Obama administration improperly spied on his 2016 campaign, senior Republican lawmakers have steered clear of the conspiracy theory since they received classified briefings last week on the role of an FBI confidential informant in an investigation aimed at unmasking Russian interference in the election.

That silence broke when Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), one of the few who got the Justice Department briefing, said he believes the FBI acted appropriately when the informant, a retired American academic living in England, met with three of Trump’s campaign aides.

"When the FBI comes into contact with information about what a foreign government may be doing in our election cycle, I think they have an obligation to run it out," Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, said Wednesday on CBS News.

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77 comments:

  1. FBI is reconstructing shredded documents from 'raid' on Michael Cohen: 'This will not end well for

    Federal prosecutors revealed on Wednesday in the Michael Cohen case that they will present to the court shredded documents that have been reassembled. During a hearing in federal district court on Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Maimin said that prosecutors would provide "the contents of a shredding machine" in coming days, according to New York Daily News court reporter Stephen Brown.

    Former FBI Special Agent Asha Rangappa noted that the FBI has an "amazing" ability to reassemble shredded documents. "This will not end well for the defense," she wrote on Twitter.
    "I've watched people piece together shredded docs. It's amazing. This is not going to end well for the defense. "

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/fbi-reconstructing-shredded-documents-raid-michael-cohen-will-not-end-well-defense/

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  2. Now I see what's been going on! These people have been taking the hate juice. Wonder if it tasted like orange juice or just plane old Cool-Aid? Couldn't figure why there were still some people following the Trump, now we know, it's the COOL-AID.

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  3. From now on I'm calling him "The Liar in Chief." I can think of plenty of uglier true things to call Trump, but I think this term has the capacity to do him the most harm with the broadest set of people. It isn't a turn off to those who insist on "civil" discussions because there is nothing crude or childish about calling Trump "The Liar in Chief". It simply underscores the basic truth about him in basic all American terms. If George Washington could not tell a lie about cutting down the cherry tree, Donald Trump can not tell the truth about anything. That is how he should be viewed by everyone all of the time.

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  4. It would appear history is telling America & the world that the 'fall of Roman Empire' was predicated on the moral & ethical decay of it's so called leaders. With this being said America has no recourse other than to rid ourselves of such filth such as 'trump & camp followers' such as when Hitler and other dictators in World's history were removed from power. God Bless those who see and understand what the current GOP & Republicans have done to the world and America.

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  5. 6:19am do yo not follow the news, they drink is Starbucks coffee! The people that support and drink Starbucks coffee have just completed a racial bias color sensitivity training.

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  6. 7:35am Ambien tweet?

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    1. Troll flail fail

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    2. I agree. 7:35 made a very informed and interesting comment.

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    3. Maybe 7:59 was asking 7:35 for permission.

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    4. I hope so. 7:59 shouldn't be allowed to believe he can think independently.

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  7. Independent voters are registered covert Republican's.
    Nancy Pelosi is heading up the Democratic Party, the GOP have no reason to worry.

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    1. Vladimir Putin is heading up the Republicans.

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  8. Former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ill.) said Thursday that the Republican Party has been completely co-opted by President Trump. In an interview following his address at the Makinac Policy Conference 2018 in Michigan, the former House Speaker accused his fellow Republicans of abandoning their political ideals for those professed by Trump.

    "There is no Republican party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kinda taking a nap somewhere," Boehner said. In the interview, Boehner added that Trump was clearly the "most unusual" president the country had ever seen.

    "It's too divided," Boehner said of the Trump administration, explaining why he did not want to return to Congress.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/390051-boehner-there-is-no-republican-party-theres-a-trump-party

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  9. Poll: Trump's tweets damage the nation --- A majority of voters believe President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is harmful to his presidency and the nation’s standing in the world. The president‘s Twitter feed, which has more than 52 million followers, is his primary communications tool. But more than three-in-five voters, 62 percent, think Trump’s use of Twitter is “a bad thing,“ up from 59 percent a year ago. Only 20 percent call Trump’s tweeting “a good thing,“ down slightly from 23 percent last June, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

    Nearly three-in-four voters take issue with the frequency of his habit — 72 percent say Trump uses Twitter too much, up from 69 percent last June. Even among Republicans, a majority says Trump tweets too much: 58 percent, up from 53 percent this time last year.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/31/poll-trumps-tweets-damage-the-nation-614311

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  10. Whiny Donny has a point: HBO never fired Bill Maher for claiming that an orangutan sired him.

    https://www.cnn.com/2013/02/06/showbiz/trump-bill-maher-suit/index.html

    The billionaire real estate mogul is suing millionaire comedian Bill Maher for $5 million. Why? Because Maher said -- in jest, as comedians are wont to do -- that he would donate $5 million to a charity if Trump could prove he wasn't the "the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan."

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    1. And America never fired trump for repeatedly falsely claiming Obama was foreign born

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    2. Trump's frivolous, court time and resource wasting lawsuit was dismissed.

      Anyone who strives to downplay the vast difference between a white person calling another white person an ape and a white person calling a black person an ape clearly enjoys suffering from Roseanne Barr Syndrome.

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    3. Donald is sensitive about his orange heritage.

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    4. Those who mock Trump's skin hue are guilty of tannism.

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    5. Everything you need to know about Donald Trump's tan
      https://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/everything-you-need-to-know-about-donald-trumps-tan-787012.html

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    6. ‘Hair’itage.

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  11. Back in February, Dick's Sporting Goods made a bold decision to stop selling assault style rifles and high capacity magazines, and to raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21. Executives there braced for pain. Instead they got good news.

    Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) stock price surged by as much as 27% after it reported stronger than expected quarterly sales and profit Wednesday. It's the first measure of their decision to pull away from some guns.

    "There's been a number of people who have started shopping us, or said they're going to shop us more, because of the policy," said Chief Executive Officer Ed Stack on an earnings call with analysts Wednesday. "There's definitely been some benefit of people who joined us, so to speak, because of the policy."

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/30/news/companies/dicks-sporting-goods-earnings/index.html

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    1. I went to Dicks and shopped the very next day. I asked the sales person how it felt to come to work at a place with this policy? He said it was "great!"

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  12. 8:46am thanks for supporting the point, the leaders of Rome added to the Empires moral and ethical decay, those same like minded citizen's mindlessly followed in supporting those leaders.
    Electing Donald J Trump was a game changer for the oppressed and down trodden US citizes tired of the Romanization Hollywood lifestyles this country had become.
    Mutually disdainful to both political
    parties only highlights to all that voters and the Electoral college got it right, God bless them for rescuing this country. God Bless President Donald J Trump.

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    1. Hahahahah

      Sucker troll thinks an amoral billionaire with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is blessed by God, understands the downtrodden, and is anti Hollywood.

      Trumped again!

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    2. By "rescuing this country" our St Petersberg friend means Russia.

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    3. Oil prices going up! The latest gift from our president to his boss in Moscow.

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  13. 8:50am lol! Not enough Kleenex for Boehner to return to Congress, TG he recognizes that the Republican Party woke up from their nap and understand this is the era of change, time to MAGA, quoting FLOTUS Obama; this is the first time i am proud of my Country.

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    1. I'm sure Russia is proud of you, too.

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    2. Poor troll having a hard time keeping up today

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    3. I think he's home alone and has no one to ask questions.

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  14. Trump on ABC's Igers:

    "Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC."

    That's because neither society nor its laws have ever recognized sociopathic, narcissistic, pathological liars as historic victims of bigotry or members of a protected class.

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  15. Pompeo:Our Mission incredibly clear, we are moving in the right direction.
    Within the last 72 hours we are in a place to make significant progress.

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    1. ... and they all lived happily ever after...

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    2. The whole No. Korea farce has made Trump look like a fool. Which is the purpose. As an American I am profoundly embarrassed. If you think Kim Jong Un is going to give up his nuclear weapons because of something Trump had done, then you are an extraordinarily naive person.

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  16. 11:02am Celebrate your White Privilege!

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    1. I am not certain you understood 11:02's comment. Do you need someone to go over it with you?

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    2. He understood it. Racists always try to undercut those who call out their gleeful enjoyment of their own racism.

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  17. Jerry Jones Testifies Trump "Persuaded" NFL to Write Anthem Rule for His Benefit. That's a Crime

    Testimony from @dallascowboys owner Jerry Jones just leaked from his deposition in the Colin Kaepernick NFL collusion case. He implicates Trump in a crime and says Trump told him not to let it go because it was good for him politically.

    @ShaunKing
    Jerry Jones just testified under oath that the President of the United States violated 18 US Code 227 and specifically told him what policy he wanted and said it was important because it was good for him politically.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/30/jerry-jones-president-made-it-clear-that-he-wasnt-letting-anthem-issue-go/

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  18. 11:21am what's that you claim? Michelle Obama was born in Russia?

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  19. 11:25am thank you. Agreed, that "nasty woman" should stop saying she supports Women in politics. The fact that she supports Como and not Cynthia Nixon only exposes her as a pathological liar.

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    1. Perry Como?

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    2. Simply ascribing the characteristics of the traitor you worship to Hillary just doesn't work. But it does show the limitations of your mental abilities.

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    3. Canada should invade us. They'd be greeted as liberators.

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  20. 1134am. Completely understood. It is clear that 11:02am is white and therefore enjoys all "whiteness privilege's", so the comparisons don't offend, the whiteness is a protective privileged shield.

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    1. What if you're orange?

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    2. What can possibly be said to educate someone who draws bizarre conclusions from bizarre inferences? You just have to let them blather on and on.

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  21. 11:31am "good for him politically" the election was a year ago!
    The President does not watch Football, neither does the rest of the country, who would waste their time on a bunch of cry babies getting paid million of dollars to whine.
    Badeball is the American past time.

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    1. Trump hates the NFL because it wouldn't have a fraud like him as an owner, so it "bade" him goodbye. Trump then bought a USFL football team and through his incompetence helped "bade" that league goodbye.

      Maybe now he'll buy a "badeball" team.

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    2. I hope not. I like baseball.

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    3. Midterms, kid, midterms

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  22. 11:48am more appealing than Andrew.

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  23. 12:26am what do expect from a guy that works for "Dick's"!

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  24. 12:45am. Whatt? Because Hillary Rodham Clinton does not support one of the few Lesbians running for Governor of a state and President Trump who has had more women appointed to his administration then any other time in history, does not mean they use the same hair stylists.

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    1. Trump has more women in his administration than any president before him? You have any proof of that?

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    2. The Washington Post did an analysis of that claim a few months back and rated it 4 Pinocchios.

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    3. Maybe 1:31 got confused and meant to say "most wives." Poor Donald can't hold on to his women, you know. That's why he rents.

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    4. His administrative turnover is so high he’s bound to hold that record for eternity.

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    5. Maybe 1:31 meant the most women paid off to keep adulterous affairs quiet. Worked about as well as his domestic and foreign policy.

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  25. Any post starting with the time followed by commentary comes from the same racist troll

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  26. I would not call sitting in the most powerful seat in the World the White House,renting, but term limits are important.
    Check any real news source, not the fake Washington Post.

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    1. I believe the comment was about Donald renting women. The White House we pay for. And to me the Washington Post is far more real than you are.

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    2. Making accusations about Trump and women but giving "Slick Willie" Bill Clinton a pass "it's just about sex" is the epitome of hypocrisy.

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    3. Bill Clinton was president 20 years ago. Whatever he did in no way excuses the weird perversions of the Porn Star Chaser in Chief.

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    4. Clinton stalker = creepy

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    5. Epitome of hypocrisy? Bill Clinton didn’t get a pass. He got impeached. Like a generation ago.

      Try agin, foo

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  27. California has many problems, and many of these issues are caused by bad policies from the Democrats who push high taxes and high regulations which kills small biz and hurts growth. We have severe homelessness in SF and LA and needles and trash in streets of LA. its sick and gross and people are sick and tired of liberals ruining this whole state. Wake up, people are leaving in droves because this state is crowded, polluted, traffic is bad, illegals all over and jerry brown doesnt even care. Its time to change things in California and go back to common sense instead of radical progressivism.

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    1. You’re still here?

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    2. I guess 5:31 missed the part where it was reported that the GOP has shriveled into a 3rd party in California.

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  28. 4:06pm so says the offspring of Eva and Adolph.

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    1. What 4:06 said is true.

      What 6:33 does is what the GOP does. Take the worst traits about itself and accuse others of possessing them.

      It's like white nationalists suddenly calling others racist. Oh wait ... they already do that.

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  29. Did Trey finally find a conscience? Or did the meeting with Mueller's team illustrate to him just how close he is to being an accessory to Nunes?

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  30. Not so, 2:05pm!

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  31. What ever he did? President Bill Clinton was, for all we know, is, a rapist, he also physically abused women while he occupied the White House

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    1. How does that absolve Trump of being a rapist who physically abused women? And then paid them off. You are talking about two very different people who have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

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    2. "Bill Clinton was, for all we know...."

      Please never, ever sit on a jury 6:46.

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