Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Both The New York Times And Fox News Are On The Same Page About Trump

Mod: The denunciation of Trump's appeasement of the mass murderer and autocrat who launched cyber-attacks on an American presidential election is now pretty much all across the ideological  board. We are living in a national emergency, and the betrayal by this president has become clear for everyone around the world to see. 

Fox News hosts take Trump to task after Putin summit (Politico link): President Donald Trump usually turns to Fox News and the Fox Business Network when he wants to hear pundits defend his policies and behavior, but he probably would not have liked what he saw on Monday following his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Directly after the press conference, Fox Business host Neil Cavuto, who also hosts a daily show on Fox News, called Trump’s performance “disgusting.” Referring to Trump’s refusal to side with US intelligence agencies and his own Department of Justice over allegations that Putin ordered a Russian interference scheme in the 2016 elections, Cavuto said Trump “is essentially letting the guy get away with this and not even offering a mild criticism. That sets us back a lot.”

Putin won," said Cavuto’s guest, Mark Weinberg, a former Reagan administration official. "Trump missed the opportunity to call [Russia] out in no uncertain terms. He dodged every opportunity to do it, and he missed a chance he won't get again."

Lawmakers and pundits were left reeling by the joint appearance Monday, in which Trump also indicated that the U.S. was to blame for tensions between the two nations and suggested the countries work together on cybersecurity, even after special counsel Robert Mueller's team indicted 12 Russians last week for their roles in hacking Democratic computer systems in 2016.

On CNN, the reactions to Trump’s remarks were stark. "You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader, that I have ever seen," anchor Anderson Cooper said immediately after the press conference ended. Co-host John King referred to the meeting as a "surrender summit."

Republicans Rebuke Trump for Siding With Putin as Democrats Demand Action (The New York Times link): For nearly two years, Republicans have watched uncomfortably, and often in silence, as President Trump has swatted away accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential race, attacked his own intelligence agencies and flattered President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

On Monday, even for members of his own party, Mr. Trump apparently went too far.

The president’s extraordinary news conference with Mr. Putin in Helsinki, Finland, stunned Republicans across the ideological spectrum and the party’s political apparatus, leaving them struggling to respond after the president undermined his national intelligence director, blamed both the United States and Russia for poor relations between the two countries and seemingly agreed to Mr. Putin’s suggestion that Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, cooperate with Russia.

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, declared, “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.” Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and Trump adviser, declared the news conference “the most serious mistake of his presidency.” Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and current Senate candidate from Utah, called it “disgraceful and detrimental to our democratic principles.”

The effect extended far beyond official Washington. One local official — Chris Gagin, the chairman of the Republican Party in Belmont County, Ohio — resigned his post, announcing on Twitter that he “did so as a matter of conscience, and my sense of duty.” Neil Cavuto, a Fox Business Network host, called Mr. Trump’s performance “disgusting,” adding, “I’m sorry, it’s the only way I feel. It’s not a right or left thing to me, it’s just wrong.”

It was left to Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, to demand actual action. He called for increased sanctions on Russia; for Mr. Trump’s national security team to testify before Congress; for defense of the Department of Justice and other intelligence agencies; and for Mr. Trump to press Mr. Putin to extradite the 12 Russian intelligence agents who were indicted  Friday. 

“In the entire history of our country, Americans have never seen a president of the United States support an adversary the way President Trump has supported President Putin,” Mr. Schumer said.

He added: “A single, ominous question now hangs over the White House: What could possibly cause President Trump to put the interests of Russia over those of the United States? Millions of Americans will continue to wonder. The only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump.”


Former CIA director Brennan urges Pompeo, Bolton, Kelly to resign following 'treasonous' Trump-Putin summit (The Hill link): Former CIA Director John Brennan on Monday called on members of President Trump's Cabinet to resign in protest following the president's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national security adviser John Bolton and chief of staff John Kelly "can continue in their jobs"

"I thought that there was nothing Donald Trump could say that would shock me, but I was wrong. I was just totally shocked at the performance of Donald Trump in Helsinki at a press conference with Vladimir Putin. I just found that it was outrageous," said Brennan to anchor Brian Williams on MSNBC immediately following Trump's press conference in Helsinki, Finland.

"Even when the press gave him an opportunity to hold Russia accountable for anything, he chose to talk about Hillary Clinton, about his election, about servers," Brennan continued. "He criticized American citizens, Secretary Clinton, and others as opposed to really taking advantage of a world stage with all the world’s eyes upon them to point out how unacceptable Russia’s behavior and interference in our election and the elections of other democratic countries around the globe is. But he just shirked those responsibilities."

Ex-Tea Party lawmaker calls Trump a ‘traitor to this country’ after stunning Putin press conference (Raw Story link): Former Tea Party lawmaker Joe Walsh on Monday said he was completely done with President Donald Trump in the wake of his jaw-dropping joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Walsh, who backed Trump in 2016 but who has been critical of the president’s attacks on law enforcement agencies, wrote on Twitter that he would no longer consider voting for him in 2020.

“Look, I’m no big deal, but today is the final straw for me,” he wrote. “I will never support Trump again. If that makes me a NeverTrumper, so be it.”

Walsh then took things a step farther and said he believed it was possible that Trump’s actions have been treasonous.

“I am a tea party conservative, that will never change,” he wrote. “But Trump was a traitor to this country today. That must not be accepted. Speak out.”

Kim Jong Un Upset to Learn That Trump Is Seeing Other Dictators (The Borowitz Report link): The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, is reportedly “upset” and “hurt” that Donald J. Trump is seeing other dictators, sources in Pyongyang have confirmed.

According to an aide close to the North Korean leader, Kim was “devastated” to see images of Trump warmly embracing another dictator in Helsinki on Monday, just one month after jetting off to Singapore to spend a memorable and intense five hours with Kim.

Shortly after their time together, aides close to Kim warned him against becoming emotionally attached to Trump, alerting Kim to press reports linking the American to many other dictators.

“He’s been quoted saying nice things about Xi Jinping and Rodrigo Duterte, to name just two,” one aide said. “Trump could never commit to just one dictator. When it comes to autocrats and strongmen, he’s a total player.”

Still, despite all the red flags, seeing Trump in the clutches of another dictator left Kim “deeply wounded,” aides said.

Donald Trump said that he and I had a ‘special bond,’ ” Kim reportedly said, choking back tears. “I guess that meant something different to him than it did to me.”


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89 comments:

  1. Scary times for Americans.

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  2. Removal of Trump is a worldwide emergency.

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  3. This is Maria Butina -- arrested for being a Russian spy -- in the Oval Office with Trump.
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/politics/butina-russia-arrest-7-things/index.html

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    1. Well lookee there! Which newly arrested Russian operative attended that famous Oval Office meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak where Trump outed an Israeli intelligence operation. It's the NRA Russian covergirl Ms. Butina! Eddie the Eagle must be so proud!

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  4. So When Is tRump Holding his Next Treason Rally? Will His Fellow Traitors Still Pack The Hall? I hear it will be in Ohio, which is deep in Traitorland. Many cotraitors are anxious to turn out to support their treasonous idol, and to scream and cheer as the Traitor-in-Chief disparages our institutions, our justice system and our intelligence services. They are excited to be able to voice their approval of tRump siding with Putin against America. Will patriotic Americans show up to protest the Traitor and to confront the traitor lovers who will be inside the hall? One hopes so.

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  5. TRUMP cries about our fooball players taking a knee?
    Then he BOWS to PUTIN?

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    1. I have a question.....After a president aligns with a tyrant over his own intel community, are the NFL players taking a knee still the unpatriotic ones? Clarification, please...

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    2. Kneeling protesters are never unpatriotic. That’s why they do it. To raise awareness of government failures.

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    3. Most everything the Trump people do and say has its roots in race.

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  6. Legal Experts Say Manafort Could Be Cutting Plea Deal as Judge Suddenly Delays Proceedings

    The judge overseeing Paul Manafort‘s federal court case on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud in Virginia delayed proceedings in a surprise move on Monday afternoon. According to legal experts familiar with the federal court system, this could be an indication that Manafort is about to cut a plea deal.

    Per Politico’s Josh Gerstein, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III postponed a hearing set for tomorrow on issues regarding change of venue requests and trial delays. Gerstein noted, “Jurors were to be summoned on the day following the rescheduled hearing. Jury selection set to open the next day.”

    Per Politico’s Josh Gerstein, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III postponed a hearing set for tomorrow on issues regarding change of venue requests and trial delays. Gerstein noted, “Jurors were to be summoned on the day following the rescheduled hearing. Jury selection set to open the next day.”

    The delay may or may not have caught the prosecution and defense off guard–but was certainly a shock to those watching the events unfold from a distance. According to the publicly-accessible court docket, no party had submitted a request for such a delay and there was also no indication of an official court notice being filed as of late Monday afternoon.

    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/legal-experts-say-manafort-could-be-cutting-plea-deal-as-judge-suddenly-delays-proceedings/amp/

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  7. "You stood there like a wet noodle, like a fanboy. ... I was asking myself when you are going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie or something like that?"' Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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  8. Anyone who defends this stinking traitor is one also along with this clown https://cal3.com/ This is just another Communist plot to take down the great state of California and the other idiot wants to take down the USA.

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  9. Where are the MAGA boys this morning? Can it be they're actually capable of feeling shame?

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    1. They're awaiting further orders from afar.

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  10. The Salt Lake Tribune Urges Huntsman to Resign

    The Salt Lake Tribune, which is owned by U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s brother Paul, has a column calling on Jon Huntsman to quit his post:

    As Utahns, many of us were a bit stunned last year when you accepted the job as U.S. ambassador to Russia, but your explanation made sense: It was a role you took on, much like your tenure in China, out of a deep sense of duty.

    But that duty is to your country and the best way now to serve your country is not by holding on to some title and being the emissary of a president who doesn’t share your values, or American values, for that matter.

    It’s by resigning immediately and speaking out against a president who attacks our allies, gives comfort to our adversaries and undermines our moral standing, our commitment to democratic ideals and our interest in human rights every time he opens his gaping mouth.

    https://politicalwire.com/2018/07/17/huntsman-urged-to-resign/

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  11. Well the Pro War Advocates are on the Tattler Blog early this morning.
    MAGA-Four more years.
    The historic wet noodles President's #44, #43, & #42, all accomplished zilch when it came to World Diplomacy.
    It is about time that the United States is respected again. FOUR MORE YEARS.

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    1. Ahh. We have the new Russian state propaganda message. It was all about peace. Kind of like Chamberlain and Hitler. Don't forget your umbrella, Comrade!

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    2. No one is advocating for war
      That was weak even for a fraud like u

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    3. 8:53’s Napoleon complex is so boring.

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    4. Liars are always boring.

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  12. Ha ha ha, Chuckie Schumer says Russia interfered in the election...
    Prove it!
    The Russians hate Hillary just as much as the United States does, just as much as President Obama does, after all the "interference" happened on his watch.

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    1. It has been proven. Expect more arrests soon.

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    2. Our resident Moscow mule is squirming today

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  13. Wet noodle:

    Of the many Trump remarks that will live in infamy, this one will stand out: “Dan Coats [the Trump appointed Director of National Intelligence] came to me and some others, they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

    Suddenly, unmistakably, the humiliation of the United States government was obvious to everyone except, it seems, Trump himself.

    Complete cuck

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  14. The Chris Wallace interview, he asks why some many of his opponents that criticise him end up dead?
    Moral equivalency.
    Those that served with Hillary and Bill Clinton have ended up dead.

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    1. BS. Go soak your empty lying head.

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    2. 9:21 has a very Putin message. American institutions and leaders are evil. Maybe 9:21 is Russian? Certainly isn't an American. Or at least a loyal one.

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    3. Which ones again? Let’s have a real debate. Please answer as soon as you’ve returned from posting in the other forums you’re paid to troll.

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  15. We have a Russian spokesperson from Sacramento telling us what to do in our community to make room for more people. Things are not looking good.

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  16. Not only are the knelling NFL players unpatriotic now they have pizzagate.
    Pappa John's unfairly targeted.
    Was the CEO of Starbucks behind this?

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    1. Protesting racism is patriotic. Kissing the butts of brutal foreign dictators such as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin is not.

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    2. You’ve scrambled your extremist talking points today. I know English is not your first language, but you’ve got to cut-and-paste better if you want to convince anyone.

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    3. No rich white guy who calls an entire race of his customers ‘n1ggers’, is ever treated ‘unfairly’ because of it.

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  17. 8:54am History remains, check your facts on Race Related issues.
    The Democrats try to rewrite history, but the truth cannot be hidden.

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    1. History is an evolving process. While it is true Democrats have a shameful racist past, much of that tradition has become Republican. Both David Duke and Donald Trump are now Republican. To give two colorful examples.

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    2. I don’t care about democrats. I care about the one true traitor in the whitehouse. You can’t deny it. Only post spurious distractions. But you never refute with facts.

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  18. 8:31am Naw, the NFL Players are holding out for more money on their contracts and they are recovering from their binge drinking the night before.

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    1. What does Trump getting from pleasuring foreign dictators?

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    2. It’s all on the pee tape.

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  19. Chuckie Schumer is calling on a hearing to have information on the two hour closed meeting with President Trump and Putin made public.
    Maybe Chuckie should get his Democratic Party to the floor for votes; on anything!

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  20. John Brennan has admitted to voting for the Communist Party USA candidate for President in 1976 (our bicentennial year).

    But yeah, keep quoting this Communist Party supporting dude as an authority on treason. Do you imagine you persuade anyone with this?

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    1. Do you have any cites that would establish this claim as a fact?

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    2. Considering how Trump has slobbered all over communist dictator Kim Jong Un, and former Soviet KGB bigshot Putin, you'd think Brennan would love collaborator Trump. That is, if 10:29 claim was true, rather than the McCarthyite red baiting it is.

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    3. In America it’s not illegal to vote for a political party of your choosing. Though I know it is where you live.

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    4. Kim Donged Trump.

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    5. "John Brennan has admitted to voting for the Communist Party USA candidate for President in 1976" True and what does this have to do with a traitor in the white house?

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    6. Voting is not treason in the USA bub.

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    7. The communist party’s 1976 candidate was Gus Hall. Born to an impoverished family in minnesota. Unfairly arrested during the McCarthy Era (McCarthy literally employed the same personal attorney as Trump). Was married to the same woman for 65 years.

      Criticized for his pro-soviet stance.... so he and Trump at least have one thing in common.

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    8. Trump is America's first pro-Soviet president. His loyalty is to Moscow.

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  21. 9:50am what is untrue with thst statement? If you dont respond, then i will understand that you agree.
    Strong supporter of America. Also realistic and not naive in acknowledging that America is not squeaky clean.
    We support our President, unlike you...traitors.

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    1. Your president is in Moscow, 10:38.

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  22. Whatt 10:11am? Quit while you are ahead, stay on topic of history and which side Dems/Progressives support.
    By the bye, Republicans dont have "tradictions" of racism. What does thst even mean? Again, stick with history.
    President John Kennedy shared Republican views...again check your history.

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    1. 10:44 is a laughable idiot.

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    2. 10:44 is just another garden variety Putin apologist.

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  23. According to NPR Poodle Don is going to speak to the press shortly. Hopefully he has been medicated.

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    1. Trump just flip-flopped on everything he said in Helsinki. What a pussy.

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    2. Word is he was given a spirited bad boy spanking by Paul Ryan. Donny is very sorry now.

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    3. Too bad Trump didn't have the courage to say the things he said today when he was standing next to Putin.

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    4. Its not about courage for trump, it’s simply about telling his immediate audience what they need to hear regardless of its truth, to obtain what he wants. That’s why dumb people keep falling for him.

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  24. President Trump does not frequent Starbucks for his medicated cup of caffeine.
    Anyone, someone, inform Speaker Ryan that "why wouldn't Russia meddle in election", read the transcripts.
    The "meddling" did not change the outcome of the election.
    Spying is nothing new....
    Only now, we have President #45, that will fully address the weakness in America's cyber security.

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    1. Sure. I believe you. OK, maybe not.

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    2. I’m, except his term is 1/2 over and he hasn’t done anything. In fact he stated the culprit is innocent against irrefutable evidence to the contrary.

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  25. I’m getting tired of the media reports that claim Trump is somehow weak or naive and thus falls for Putin’s BS.

    Nor is Trump being blackmailed with a pee tape: A man with no sense of shame cannot be shamed.

    Trump knows exactly what he is doing and he is doing it solely for his own personal economic concerns, past or present, or more likely both.

    Past concerns likely involve significant money laundering by him, his family, and the Trump Organization.

    Putin and the oligarchs, who will not be extradited from Russia, can expose such crimes with little consequence to themselves if he doesn’t do their bidding, so of course he does, America, in his mind, be damned.

    Present concerns likely involve substantial investments that can easily be taken from him either by fiat or through Russian courts. If he is receiving substantial cash from Russia, as stated by his idiot son #2, he would face a liquidity crisis that would likely cause him to lose properties here and elsewhere.

    He knows he can lose everything, so of course he does what Putin dictates, America, in his mind, be damned.

    Putin has Trump on a very short leash.

    The United States of America and its 325 million people, not to mention billions throughout the world who rely on us for stability, need a full and complete investigation of Trump’s economic interests.

    One man’s purported privacy interest does not outweigh the interests of billions of people.

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  26. 5:58-7:14am opp's more fake news.
    The NCS staffer pictured in the Oval Office is American, not Russian.
    Why don't journalists check their source before running with BS news?

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    1. The president is committing treason and that’s all you’ve got?

      Which are you? A pathetic troll or pathetic deplorable?

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  27. "Can't we all just get along?"

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    1. What fun would that be?

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    2. Look how well it worked for Rodney....

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  28. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center
    That is a link to the $4 billion NSA data storage center in Utah where they store some of the 200 billion emails the US Government steals from people every day as well as "all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Internet searches, as well as all types of personal data trails — parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital 'pocket litter'."

    But yeah 12 guys in the Kremlin are way worse because Trump.

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    1. You really do hate America. You sound like a 1960s hippy.

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    2. 3:24 is kind of a combination of Jane Fonda and the Tea Party. I call them Tea Fondas.

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    3. Except Jane Fonda was right

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    4. And now the NSA knows 3:24 supports those who wage cyber war against the USA and those who aid them.

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  29. 3:25pm quick someone tell the twelve Russians that Hillary's emails can be located in the Utah Data Center.

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  30. 3:23pm just fond of tea, the Maryjane brand.

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  31. Trolls get trumped again!

    “President Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke when he seemed to dismiss allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, stating clearly that he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusions as he sought to quell a bipartisan firestorm over his press conference with Vladimir Putin.“

    Magacucks

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  32. Forget worrying about Dump, there’s no hope there. The real issue is how any human that’s not comatose could still support him or want to vote for him again.
    Try explaining that !

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    1. Pablum-fed fools

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    2. HL Mencken did:
      On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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  33. 4:09pm still thinks Obama is in the White House.

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  34. I voted for him once and i will vote for him again.

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    1. It will have to be a write in. Convicts can't get on the ballot.

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    2. Based on what 6:54 ? Just your shear stupidity?

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    3. Sheep shear? Got your MAGA bucket?

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  35. BI SL 3:24 how do you think the USA has been able to protect us from terrorist and safer in our homes? Just one of the many tools used around the world.

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  36. In Yugoslavia, the U.S. and NATO had long sought to cut off Serbian nationalist and Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic from the international system through economic sanctions and military action. In 2000, the U.S. spent millions of dollars in aid for political parties, campaign costs and independent media. Funding and broadcast equipment provided to the media arms of the opposition were a decisive factor in electing opposition candidate Vojislav Kostunica as Yugoslav president, according to Levin. “If it wouldn’t have been for overt intervention … Milosevic would have been very likely to have won another term,” he said.

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