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Mar 27 08:44

Maxine Waters Says Impeachment Has ‘Never Been Discussed’

In a stunning admission, Rep. Maxine Waters has claimed that impeachment of President Trump has “never been discussed” as a serious strategy among Democrats.

Waters entire public profile has been expanded within the resistance party because of her repeated unhinged calls for harassment of Trump officials as well as the President’s impeachment.

It seems as if her hopes and dreams, however, have been significantly dashed following the release of findings in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian collusion. Poor Maxine must have seen that there was no collusion, no evidence of obstruction, and no more indictments coming, even for process crimes as the others have seen, and is now markedly changing her tune.

Now, according to Politico, she wants to focus on getting her hands on the report itself. Interesting strategy, trying to get facts first and then making a determination. Too little, too late.

Mar 27 08:16

Reciprocal visits between India-US officials increasing at an 'unprecedented' pace: Trump administration

"The United States, India defends the security, cooperation is rapidly expanding as part of our deepening strategic partnership and India is one of the secure--premier security partners in the Indo Pacific region," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino told reporters at his biweekly news conference.

Mar 27 07:44

Donald Trump administration calls for putting Americans back on moon by 2024

US Vice President Mike Pence announced on Tuesday an accelerated goal of putting Americans back on the moon within five years "by any means necessary," and NASA`s top official immediately embraced the challenge.
Pence, chairing a meeting of the National Space Council at NASA`s Marshall Spaceflight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, borrowed from the vocabulary of the Cold War era in declaring, "We`re in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s."

Mar 27 07:36

Trump’s Syria Envoy: ‘War Will Continue’

In a press conference yesterday, President Trump’s point man for Syria, Jim Jeffrey, said that the defeat of ISIS will not result in a US withdrawal from its illegal occupation of Syrian territory. In fact, he said, the US would continue to support the anti-Assad “vetted Syrian opposition” fighters and would even commit resources to double the number of Kurdish “Syrian Democratic Forces” troops. Meanwhile, US NATO partner Turkey says “over our dead body!” The US Syria policy makes no sense!

Mar 27 07:32

Trump Recognizes Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights: Green Light for Global War

The hastily completed White House ceremony in which President Donald Trump signed a decree granting official US recognition to Israel’s illegal annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights is an act which, on its surface, appears to change few facts on the ground in the Middle East. No one should underestimate, however, its far-reaching global implications.

Mar 27 07:15

VIDEO: The Liberal Media’s Most Embarrassing Mueller Failures

The Sunday afternoon letter from Attorney General Bill Barr on the Mueller report has rocked the political world and burst more than a few bubbles in the liberal media, most notably their years-long insistence that the President and/or his team colluded with Russia.

Some journalists have conceded this reality, while others are mimicking Japanese soldiers still fighting World War II in 1971.

MRC analysts dug into our video archives dating back to 2017 and the official launch of the Trump-Russia probe and found the wildest quotes that failed to stand the test of time. Check out the video for more examples as the quotes below are only a sampling of the individuals who might need a few hugs going forward.

Mar 27 07:13

An Iranian April Surprise? How far will the White House go to re-elect Netanyahu?

That Washington has been slowly tightening the screws on Iran is undeniable, starting with the withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement last year, which has led to a level of economic warfare initiated by Washington that is unprecedented between two countries that are not actually at war. Ironically and inevitably, though the suffering of the Iranian people is real, the elites who run the country are largely immune to the hardships being experienced.

As there has been no sign that the Iranian people will overthrow their government, which is the White House’s stated objective, more pressure is being contemplated. New sanctions were initiated last Friday and a move that mighty actually bring about an armed confrontation is being considered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is clearly favoring declaring the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) to be a foreign terrorist group.

Mar 27 07:12

US, Israel Will Force Crisis With Iran to Keep Netanyahu in Power

The situation that is developing around both this year’s Israeli election and next year’s ballot in the United States smacks of something like a developing conspiracy to renew the mandates of both Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump somewhat reminiscent of the October Surprise that helped bring Ronald Reagan to the White House.

Back then, the Reagan campaign team led by William Casey secretly negotiated with Iranian representatives to prolong the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis past the 1980 election, enabling Reagan to use the continuing stand-off as a wedge issue to attack the “weakness” of Carter foreign policy. If Carter had been able to bring the hostages home, he might have won reelection. In exchange for a Reagan offer of considerable military hardware, the Iranians agreed to release the U.S. hostages after the new president took office, which they did. And Reagan provided the hardware in an exchange that eventually morphed into Iran-Contra.

Mar 27 07:11

Deutsche Bank providing US House with Trump financial records

Deutsche Bank has begun providing the US House of Representatives with financial records related to US President Donald Trump.

California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters confirmed at the Capitol on Tuesday that a House investigation into the president’s finances would involve details of the bank’s relations with Trump.

The New York billionaire has reportedly borrowed millions over decades from the bank, which is now ready to offer details of its dealings with Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Deutsche Bank does not respect its customers' privacy. Good reason not to do business with Deutsche Bank!

Mar 27 07:07

President's lawyer digs in on Trump tax returns saying requests have no 'legitimate legislative purpose' as six committee chairs demand full Mueller probe to make their own 'independent assessment' of obstruction allegations

President Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow is denying Congress has a 'legitimate' interest in seeking the president's tax return – throwing down the gauntlet in yet another potential legal standoff over documents.

Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow made the comments as Democrats take stock of their portfolio of investigations after Attorney General William Barr's stunning summary of the Mueller probe – which indicated no finding of conspiracy with the Russian government.

Among the number of Democratic-led investigations is the push by Ways and Means Committee Democrats to finally gain hold of Trump's tax returns.

Mar 27 07:02

‘US decision on Golan Heights is highway to war’: Russian Duma speaker

The US decision to recognize the Golan Heights as Israel's territory was taken bypassing the UN Security Council and ignoring the UN dialogue on the issue, said Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia’s Lower House.

“All members of the international community should voice their stand on the matter,” he said during the meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun.

Such a development could lead to a situation where “everyone is fighting each other,” he stressed. “The rule of force would dominate. This is a highway to war.”

Mar 27 01:39

US expansion of global gag rule will 'punish women' worldwide

(*Get Into That Kitchen and
Rattle Those pots And Pans
Well, roll my breakfast
Cause I'm a hungry man !
Shake Rattle and Roll
Bill Haley & The Comets
)

T*R*U*M*P
2*0*2*0

Mar 27 00:54

Bannon: "Trump ‘is going to go full animal’

(*while Obama rides the unicycle up on the high wire tight rope , as the circus extends it's DC Engagement for another 22 months !)

Mar 26 16:08

WSJ: Time for Obama Admin to Account for ‘Historic Abuse of Government Surveillance Powers’

The Mueller report confirms that the Obama administration, without evidence, turned the surveillance powers of the federal government against the presidential campaign of the party out of power. This historic abuse of executive authority was either approved by President Barack Obama or it was not. It’s time for Mr. Obama, who oddly receives few mentions in stories about his government’s spying on associates of the 2016 Trump campaign, to say what he knew and did not know about the targeting of his party’s opponents.

Mar 26 12:48

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI, MAJ, HI ARNG) on Mueller Probe Results (May be surprising)

I strongly supported Mueller being allowed to complete his investigation and submit his findings. Now that Mueller has found no collusion took place, we need to set aside our partisan interests and recognize that finding the president of the United States not guilty of conspiring with a foreign power to interfere with our elections is a good thing for America.

If the president of the United States had been indicted for conspiring with Russia to interfere with and affect the outcome of our elections it would have precipitated a terribly divisive crisis that could have even led to civil war.

Mar 26 12:01

Chuck Schumer Lies to Jews at AIPAC About Trump, Neo-Nazis, Kevin McCarthy

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) lied to thousands of people at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference on Monday, telling them in a speech that President Donald Trump had referred to neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, as “very fine people” when the president had never done so.
The audience at AIPAC was predominantly Jewish, magnifying the impact and importance of the lie.

Chuck Schumer is doing whatever it takes to turn The Republic against itself.

Mar 26 11:51

Why Democrats Hear a Secret Racist Dog Whistle and Republicans Don’t

One of the biggest misconceptions about Trump supporters is that they see President Trump the same way his critics see him, and yet they like him anyway. The implication of that belief is that all Trump supporters are racists because they damn-well-know they support a leader who is one. Hardly a day goes by without some stranger on Twitter telling me in ominous tones that I will someday pay dearly for being a racist “apologist.” They assume I see President Trump the same way they see him.

Mar 26 11:20

US backs Israel’s ‘sovereignty’ over Golan Heights, proving sovereignty is not something it respects

The US’s “recognition” of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory is brazen – but it’s no surprise. Washington itself violates the sovereignty of other countries with such regularity that it barely even raises eyebrows anymore.

US President Donald Trump signed a declaration on Monday recognizing Israeli “sovereignty” over the disputed, strategically important and (surprise!) resource-rich region. In a joint press conference with Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the declaration “historic justice.”

Back in reality, the Golan Heights is recognized as Syrian territory in international law, having been seized by Israel in a land grab during the Six-Day War in 1967 and later officially annexed in a 1981 Israeli law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are you surprised? Look at all the nations whose sovereignty is being violated with US' wars and regime change!

Mar 26 11:18

Trump’s Golan Heights recognition is a ‘move towards further isolation’ for the US

The US move to recognize the Israeli claim to the occupied Golan Heights will unlikely result in legal repercussions for Washington, but will further set it apart from the rest of the international community, analysts told RT.

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory of the Golan Heights, seized by Israel from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967 and formally annexed by the Jewish state in 1981, has drawn condemnation from the UN, the Arab League, Russia and Turkey.

Mar 26 11:17

'Investigate the investigators!' Republicans go on offense targeting Jim Comey, Loretta Lynch, James Clapper and other Russiagate names

As the dust settled Monday on the Mueller probe's final curtain-closing, Republicans in Washington swung from defense to offense, calling for new deep-dives into a cast of characters who started and fueled the lengthy Russia-conspiracy chase.

A day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller exonerated President Trump from claims that he colluded with Russia to win his election, his spokespersons, lawyers and partisan advocates blanketed the airwaves and the Internet with demands for Obama administration officials and Justice Department insiders to face their own scrutiny.

'If we're all serious about getting to the truth and not just scoring political points,' a senior White House official told DailyMail.com on Monday, 'you really have to be willing to investigate the investigators after something this far-reaching falls apart.'

Mar 26 11:11

Trump Admin Proposes New $8 Billion Loan Fund to Subsidize Foreign Weapon Sales

The Trump administration is pushing for the creation of an $8 billion loan fund in order to boost weapons sales to foreign allies, according to a summary of the administration’s draft budget for next year, which was made public on March 11. The loan program was first pitched in the early days of the administration but failed to gain support from Congress.

Mar 26 10:54

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SENDS LIST OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION LIARS TO TV PRODUCERS

The Trump administration has sent a memo to TV producers which contains a list of Russian collusion liars, advising networks to challenge individuals like Rep. Adam Schiff on their “false claims” in future.

The memo, sent by Trump’s Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh, was sent a day after the Mueller investigation’s conclusion which completely vindicated President Trump.

It lists Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Eric Swalwell, DNC Chairman Tom Perez and former CIA director John Brennan.

Mar 26 10:52

Rachel Maddow Burst Into Tears When Mueller Made This Confession

This was the day anti-Trump forces in the media and Washington swamp were waiting for.

Special counsel Robert Mueller finally turned in his report detailing the findings of his investigation.

But things did not go according to plan, and Rachel Maddow burst into tears when Robert Mueller made this confession.

For two years, Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC program was a one-stop shopping center for every insane news story involving Donald Trump and Russia.

Mar 26 10:51

Over $30 billion of Venezuela’s assets stolen on ‘Trump’s orders’ – official

More than US$30 billion were illegally diverted from Venezuela in two months, the country’s communications and information minister has revealed, accusing the US of orchestrating the operation.

Around $1 billion of the stolen funds from national assets in international banks was transferred to the personal accounts of opposition leaders, according to Communications and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez. The money is meant to finance “terrorist cells against the country,” he added.

Mar 26 10:50

Brit Hume says collusion story is the 'worst journalistic debacle' of his lifetime in scathing commentary

Brit Hume, the senior political analyst for Fox News, slammed the mainstream media for perpetrating the "worst journalistic debacle" of his lifetime, and their inability to learn anything from their actions.

He spoke to Brit Baier on Fox News Special Report Monday.
"If you think about it, Bret, this investigation actually goes back to about the middle of 2016, so it's been going on for quite a long time and this endless speculation about it and indeed the accusations about it that came out of many mouths on cable television and in the public prints, the list of people who got it wrong is really quite extensive," Hume said.

Mar 26 10:48

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Still Pushing For Trump Impeachment

Rep. Rashida Tlaib is reportedly still looking for co-sponsors and supporters for her resolution to investigate President Trump for impeachable offenses.

This, despite the fact that a summary of the Mueller investigation into Russian collusion exonerated Trump and his campaign from colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

Tlaib is apparently still super-committed to her own words, in which she vowed to “impeach the motherf****r.”

In a letter to House Democrats, Tlaib pushed for lawmakers to create a commission that would “inquire whether President Trump committed impeachable offenses.”

“I, firmly, believe that the House Committee on Judiciary should seek out whether President Trump has committed ‘High crimes and Misdemeanors’ as designated by the U.S. Constitution and if the facts support those findings, that Congress begin impeachment proceedings,” Tlaib wrote.

Mar 26 10:25

Scott Adams: Why Chuck Schumer Must Resign Before He Starts a Race War

Chuck Schumer at AIPAC, lied to Jews about President Trump
Schumer lied, perpetuated the “fine people” BS hoax
Schumer lied DESTRUCTIVELY, either recant or resign
Easy to confirm Schumer was lying, actual transcript, video
Everyone can help debunk the “fine people” hoax
Keep links handy to show inflicted the actual transcript, video
I posted links to truth on Twitter, Don Jr. retweeted them
(Link below) “Fine People” Transcript, Video
A+ for persuasion to Beto so far
Why a “little bit of wrong” is extremely effective
AOC is racist, prefers to view the world through a racial filter
AOC has succeeded at being a FEMALE version of a leader
Kamala is trying to be the female version of a man
Hillary tried to be the female version of a man
Schiff on the Intelligence committee is like…what?
Funny analogy suggestions?

Mar 26 10:00

Pence's Moving Story About Golan Heights Battle.

In AIPAC Speech, Mike Pence Tells Moving Story About Golan Heights Battle. One Problem: It May Not Be True

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Mar 26 09:47

Saudi Arabia denounces US recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Saudi Arabia denounced US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights, a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency said early on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

“Attempts to impose fait accompli do not change the facts,” the statement said. It said the Golan Heights was an “occupied Syrian Arab land in accordance with the relevant international resolutions”.

“It will have significant negative effects on the peace process in the Middle East and the security and stability of the region,” it said.

Mar 26 09:45

Bannon: Trump will 'go full animal' against enemies with Mueller probe over

(*I'm a Liberal (*insert your own profane nick-name for me HERE) , and I Take 00% Exception to THAT Assessment ! )

Mar 26 09:45

Trump Administration’s Move to Gut Obamacare Raises Risks for 2020

The Trump administration is hardening its position against the Affordable Care Act and arguing now that the entire law is unconstitutional, a shift that promises to bring the issue to the forefront of the 2020 election campaign.

The position is a change for the Justice Department after it argued last year that swaths of the 2010 law -- but not all of it -- should be struck down in the case Texas brought against the government. It’s now on appeal after a lower court judge voided the law in a December ruling. The Justice Department now says that President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement should be wiped out.

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Mar 26 09:39

Mueller Madness: The media pundits who got it most wrong

Special counsel Robert Mueller has definitively put to rest the collusion theory of President Trump’s election. That’s not a little embarrassing for the many journalists, talking heads, celebrities and instant experts who spent more than two years furiously speculating about Moscow “pee-pee” tapes, treasonous rendezvous and the president’s imminent arrest.

The president’s haters no doubt wish to memory-hole collusion and move on to the next anti-Trump theory. But not so fast: We want to laurel the punditry “champion” — the one who peddled the most nonsensical nonsense, the wildest inanities, the weirdest theories and unsubstantiated stories.

That’s where your brackets come in.

Our contenders are divided into four groups (not unlike NCAA conferences): the print journalists, the cable TV talkers, the Twitterati and the network news reporters and “analysts.” And the brackets are seeded, with the most visible and influential figures contending against the lesser-known.

Mar 26 09:37

Mueller Report Decimates ‘Russiagate’ Hoax – What’s Next?

The two-plus year great hoax has come to an end. Trump is not Putin’s puppet, as the vast majority of the mainstream media and Democrats have claimed. There was no “collusion” with Russia. So after so much wasted time and money, where do US/Russia relations stand and where should they be heading? What does it mean for the Venezuela regime change operation? On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Mar 26 09:37

FLASHBACK - Stop the CIA Coup

The CIA is up to its old tricks: overthrowing a democratically elected government. Only this time it’s our government.

As they are now legally allowed to do ever since the law against covert CIA propaganda in the United States was repealed, the Agency has leaked to the Washington Post reports – via anonymous third parties – of its alleged assessment of a Russian campaign to hand Donald Trump the White House:

Mar 26 09:36

Russiagate – A Bright, Shining Lie

"The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia … to influence the 2016 US presidential campaign."

So stated Attorney General William Barr in his Sunday letter to Congress summarizing the principal findings of the Mueller report.

On the charge of collusion with Russia, not guilty on all counts.

After two years of hearing from haters in politics and the media that President Donald Trump was "Putin’s poodle," an agent of the Kremlin, guilty of treason, an illegitimate president who would leave the White House in handcuffs and end his days in prison, we learn the truth.

It was all a bright, shining lie.

Reeling from Trump’s exoneration, big media are now scurrying to their fallback position: Mueller did not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice.

But Mueller was not obstructed. No one impeded his labors.

Mar 26 09:34

FLASHBACK - Dossier-Tied Firm Pitches Reporters Daily on 'Collusion'

Key Democratic operatives and private investigators who tried to derail Donald Trump’s campaign by claiming he was a tool of the Kremlin have rebooted their operation since his election with a multimillion-dollar stealth campaign to persuade major media outlets and lawmakers that the president should be impeached.

The effort has successfully placed a series of questionable stories alleging secret back channels and meetings between Trump associates and Russian spies, while influencing related investigations and reports from Congress.

The operation’s nerve center is a Washington-based nonprofit called The Democracy Integrity Project, or TDIP. Among other activities, it pumps out daily “research” briefings to prominent Washington journalists, as well as congressional staffers, to keep the Russia “collusion” narrative alive.

Mar 26 09:33

US rights groups rally against AIPAC outside White House

Protesters rallied outside the White House against AIPAC as the lobbyist group kicked off its annual conference on Sunday amid divisions among US politicians over support for Israel.

Pro-Palestinian groups, including Al-Awda, Students for Justice in Palestine, Answer Coalition, Code Pink and Neturei Karta, gave speeches condemning the Israeli occupation in Palestine and what they called AIPAC's overreach in Washington.

Others said they were there to show solidarity with Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota congresswoman who came under attack over the past few weeks for what has been labelled as anti-Semitic rhetoric and questioning AIPAC's influence on US politicians.

Mar 26 09:30

John Brennan Does 180 On Russia Collusion, Admits He May Have Been Wrong

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You were wrong, John. Flat-out, no question about it, WRONG!

Mar 26 09:22

Now We Will Find Out If Trump Is Really the President or Merely A Figurehead

What can we conclude from the utter and total failure of the Russiagate “investigation” to find any evidence of “Russian collusion”?

We can conclude that it was a hoax cooked up by an utterly corrupt and immoral military/security complex determined to protect its $1,000 billion annual budget and the power that goes with it from the loss of its Russian enemy to normalized relations.

We can conclude that Hillary’s DNC was partner to this crime and that scum like Jarrold Nadler and Adam Schiff have destroyed the reputation and credibility of the Democratic Party.

We can conclude that the US media is devoid of all integrity, morality, and truthfulness and has forever discredited itself as a source of objective and accurate information.

We can conclude that a corrupt military/security complex and Democratic Party were so determined to serve their own narrow self-interests that they were willing to subject the entirety of the world to a higher risk of nuclear war.

Mar 26 09:14

Trump: 'We can never let this happen to another President again'

Mar 26 09:01

SHAMEFUL PHOTO AND VIDEO OF THE DAY

Aside from what the photo represents, in the last few days Trump (YOUR TAX DOLLARS) paid for every bomb dropped on Gaza.

Could we call this meddling in the upcoming Israeli election?

Mar 26 08:34

US officials vow support for Israel at AIPAC conference

US officials including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with more than a dozen US lawmakers appeared on stage on the second day of AIPAC's annual conference to vow support for Israel as it responded to an alleged rocket attack by Hamas with air strikes on Gaza.

Pence listed the policy moves President Donald Trump had taken to support Israel, drawing applause from about 18,000 attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee gathering.

"Under President Donald Trump, if the world knows nothing else the world knows this: America stands with Israel," Pence said.

Mar 26 08:33

Trump’s Golan green light paves way to Israel’s annexation of West Bank

Jonathan Cooke says US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the stolen Syrian Golan Heights “will prove a boon for the Israeli right, which has been clamouring to annex vast areas of the West Bank and thereby drive a final nail into the coffin of the two-state solution”.>>

Mar 26 08:31

Trump’s North Korean Blunder

Last Thursday, for the first time since the second U.S.–North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, at the end of February, the U.S. Treasury Department announced new sanctions related to North Korea, designating two China-based shipping companies that had facilitated North Korean sanctions-evasion activities.

But a day later, President Donald Trump perplexed analysts by tweeting that he had ordered the U.S. Treasury Department to withdraw the “large scale Sanctions” that he said had been announced on March 22. No such sanctions had been announced that day; North Korea–watchers were left scratching their heads. Several news agencies ran stories suggesting that the president’s announcement pertained to the two Chinese entities that had been designated a day earlier, but that was hardly convincing as a “large scale” sanctions package.

Mar 26 08:25

2020 Democratic Candidates Silent In Wake Of Mueller Findings

Democrats running for president in 2020 would not answer questions regarding the results of special counsel Robert Mueller after multiple inquiries from The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Mueller, who submitted his completed report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election Friday, did not find any collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.

“The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” Attorney General William Barr’s letter states.

Regardless of the letter, 2020 Democrats still are silent on their acceptance on the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia in order to win the 2016 presidential election. TheDCNF contacted 12 Democratic campaigns as well as Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, with a deadline, in order to give them enough time to respond.

Mar 26 08:24

Don Trump Jr.: ‘It Was Difficult to Watch’ What They Did ‘to My Father for Two Years’

Speaking to host Tucker Carlson of Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday night, Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest child, said that throughout the presidential campaign of 2016, he was “actually in the room” much of the time. “So I understand everything that went into it. I realize we didn’t do anything wrong,” he added. “[And] certainly when you look at what the other side was doing, you realize that it was them in fact, colluding — not us.”

Attorney General Bill Barr on Sunday shared a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report — which found no evidence, after nearly two years of investigation, of any collusion between President Donald Trump or his associates and the Russian government during the 2016 election season.

Mar 26 08:23

Inside Trump’s Response When He First Heard The Mueller News

President Donald Trump was by turns reportedly angry, elated and frustrated after receiving news of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Sunday, according to an Axios report citing a handful of sources who were near the president this weekend.

Trump was “amazingly calm” while waiting for the news, Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told Axios. The senator was in Palm Beach with the president and even played golf with him on Sunday.

Mar 26 08:22

Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway Flatten the Media’s Collusion Obsession With Two Words

Team Trump has been, quite understandably, giddy ever since the President and his campaign were cleared of any wrongdoing in the Russia collusion investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Nowhere was this more apparent than in a chance encounter between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway on Monday.

Sanders happened to pass by a press gaggle in which Conway was fielding questions from reporters about the Mueller investigation findings and the Justice Department’s summary.

Conway eviscerated the ‘journalists’ in her presence with just two words.

Sanders reached in for a friendly embrace and Conway turned to the reporters and said with a smile, “We’re colluding.”

The press secretary burst into laughter at the wisecrack at the media’s expense.

Mar 26 08:20

Jeff Zucker: No Regrets on CNN’s Russia Hoax Coverage, ‘We Are Not Investigators’

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is pushing back against critics accusing the news network of being one of the chief propagators of a debunked Trump-Russia conspiracy theory after special counsel Robert Mueller cleared the president’s 2016 campaign of alleged collusion with the Kremlin.

In an interview with the New York Times, Zucker said he was “entirely comfortable” with CNN’s Trump-Russia coverage and suggested it was entirely appropriate to give near around-the-clock-coverage due to the story’s magnitude. “We are not investigators. We are journalists, and our role is to report the facts as we know them, which is exactly what we did,” the CNN chief wrote in an email. “A sitting president’s own Justice Department investigated his campaign for collusion with a hostile nation. That’s not enormous because the media says so. That’s enormous because it’s unprecedented.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's odd. When I took a journalism class in college we were told that we WERE investigators. So, okay, maybe CNN under Zucker weren't investigators, but it doesn't change the fact they were flat out WRONG!!!!!!

Mar 26 08:09

Fantasia & Fire

Military diplomacy, strategic positioning and structures of commands are a well deliberated and articulated exercise that sometimes goes unnoticed to public. Like diplomacy, these are like the unseen icebergs sunk below the water. Appearances are deceptive. Deep below lie the jagged and abrasive ends of political realism.
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In 70s, Pakistan felt reassured about the exclusive status and its geostrategic importance to the world. It could not bother to evaluate what PACOM implied. Pakistan played its role to US satisfaction till the end of the war. This was at the cost of changing its socio-economic and socio-religious fabric; a cost still being paid. The romance with CENTCOM was soon over as Pakistan was left alone to contend with mopping up. It was evident that Pakistan only had a short term strategic significance and that American long term interests lay with India

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Mar 26 07:51

Emboldened: Trump's presidency enters new era

Donald Trump now has a chance to recast the story of his presidency.

Just as he did on election night in 2016, the President has won a victory over the conventional wisdom of his critics, this time after special counsel Robert Mueller found there was no evidence that Trump had conspired with a hostile foreign nation -- Russia -- to win power.

The finding, delivered in a summary of the Mueller report by Attorney General William Barr, means Trump can finally try to move on from an intrigue that strangled his presidency from the start.

The report offered personal vindication to Trump and a powerful new political weapon to fire at his critics in the Democratic Party and the media at the start of his re-election campaign.

But the Democratic victory in November's midterm elections will guarantee that the report is not the final word, as it might have been if the Republican still had a monopoly on power in Washington.

Mar 26 07:38

ADC’s Statement on the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights

The unprecedented decision by the Trump Administration to formally recognize Israel’s unjust claim to the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is troubling, deeply concerning, and goes against international law. President Trump declared via twitter on March 21, 2019, that this policy shift, “is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” This irresponsible and unilateral decision contradicts thirty years of established U.S. policy.

To date, no country recognizes Israel’s claim over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. In 1967, Israel acquired the Syrian Golan Heights by force, and fully annexing the territory in 1981.>>>

Mar 26 07:38

Pentagon authorises $1 billion for construction of Donald Trump's border wall

The US Department of Defense shifted $1 billion to plan and build a 57-mile section of "pedestrian fencing", roads and lighting along the border between the United States and Mexico, the Pentagon chief said on Monday.
Last week, the Pentagon gave Congress a list that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected for construction along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mar 26 07:15

Paul Craig Roberts: Trump Is Netanyahu’s Man and the US Media Are Imbeciles

As I said, Trump is America’s first Zionist president. But apparently Trump does not understand that a declaration he signs giving Golan Heights to Israel has no authority under international law. I doubt many others will prostitute themselves in this way, so all Trump has achieved is to line up the United States with Israel’s illegal absorption of occupied territory.

Of course, in America stupidity can be found wherever one looks.>>>

(*OK , that's enough . get him away from the mic! Thank you Mr. Roberts . Good to see you weren't completely "maga Snatched" !)

Mar 26 04:40

US Sends Large Military Convoy to Syria Despite Claim of ISIL Full Collapse

A large US military convoy entered Northeastern Syria past weekend despite President Donald Trump’s declaration of victory against the ISIL in the war-torn country.

According to a report from the Hasakah Province, a US military convoy consisting of more than 150 trucks entered Syria via the Simalka Crossing at the Iraqi border. American military convoy reportedly contained a large amount of weapons that were to be delivered to the Washington-backed Kurdish fighters.
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As reports of the Last ISIL bastion being on the verge of complete liberation were coming in, US President Donald Trump rushed to boast of the US-led Coalition’s victories. Days ago, he showed reporters a map showcasing how ISIL-controlled territory has dramatically shrunk over the years, and stressed that the militants “are losers and barely breathing”.

But, Syria’s envoy to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, dismissed the US leader’s jubilant language as a “bluff” and “untrustworthy”.

“ISIS is not over yet in Syria,” he said>>>

Mar 26 04:14

V.P. Pence: The US Has Been 'A Force For Good In The Middle East’ for ‘Nearly 200 Years’

For nearly 200 years, stretching back to our Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Oman, the United States has been a force for good in the Middle East. Previous administrations in my country too often underestimated the danger that radical Islamic terrorism posed to the American people, our homeland, our allies, and our partners. Their inaction saw the terrorist attacks from the U.S.S. Cole; to September 11th; to the expansion of ISIS across Syria and Iraq — reaching all the way to the suburbs of Baghdad. But as the world has witnessed over the past two years, under President Trump, those days are over. —Vice President Michael Pence, Remarks, Warsaw Ministerial Working Luncheon, February 14, 2019

Why World Condemns Trump’s Golan Heights Move

Mar 25 16:32

The Media Have Done Irreparable Damage To The Country

Half the country doesn’t trust anything you have to say. And after being accused of sedition for two years, conservatives have every right to be “sore winners” and pouncers. After all, this wasn’t your typical political debate.

Mar 25 16:19

Scott Adams: Avenatti, Charlie Brown, and Exoneration

Bonus broadcast!

Michael Avenatti arrested, charges sound serious, yay Nike!
Golan Heights is a “free money” genius move by President Trump
Anti-Trumpers saying the President was NOT exonerated by Mueller

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1110263600189300739

Mar 25 11:36

Syria Vows to Recover Golan Heights; Russia: Trump's Recognition Violates UN Resolutions

Erdogan says Trump's statement that it's time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan has brought region to edge of new crisis ? Iran calls declaration 'illegal and unacceptable'

Mar 25 11:34

Leaked Audio Exposes Oil & Gas Execs Laughing with Joy over Cozy Access to Trump Officials

A newly-leaked audio recording reveals that oil and gas executives in a private meeting were “giddy” with laughter in the summer of 2017 as they rejoiced over the “unprecedented access” they were being given to the highest levels of the Trump administration, boasting about their ability to have closed-door meetings with top officials and the ascendance of their own industry colleagues to some of the most powerful seats of government.

Mar 25 11:05

"Netanyahu’s Stranglehold on Trump Explained"

Mar 25 10:58

Trump's Golan remarks only bolster resistance against Israel, supporters: Iran official

US President Donald Trump has only made the resistance front more resolute against the Israeli regime and its supporters following his remarks in recognition of Israel's "sovereignty" over the occupied Golan Heights, says a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Ali Akbar Velayati, who is also secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, made the remarks in a Sunday statement in response to Trump's announcement.

He emphasized that the recognition of the “tyrannical occupation of the Golan Heights … which is aimed at making that regime feel secure, will undoubtedly add to regional problems and make the resistance front more resolute in fighting the Zionist regime and its supporters.”

Mar 25 10:50

‘Attack on sovereignty & territorial integrity’ – Syria reacts to Trump’s Golan Heights move

Calling the decision a "flagrant attack" on Syrian territorial sovereignty, an official from Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s claim to the occupied Golan Heights.

The decision embodies Washington’s support for “Zionist occupation,” the Foreign Ministry told Syrian state media in a statement. It also stressed that Trump’s decision shows extreme contempt for international law, and is a “slap in the face” for the international community which has condemned the occupation of the Golan Heights in the United Nations.

Trump does not have the right or legal capacity to legitimize the occupation of other’s territory, and America’s aggressive policy will leave the region and the world vulnerable to danger.

Mar 25 10:42

Scott Adams: Enjoying the Full-Bodied Flavor of Coffee and Exoneration. Mmmm…Exoneration

Professional news people usually recognize partisan voices
WHY/HOW were some very professional people duped?
WHY did others clearly see partisan voices shoveling hard?
They may have believed partisan pundits were non-partisan
A Psychological phenomena has occurred
“Fine People” hoax is now correctly reported on Wikipedia
Will Snopes also support the truth? No word from them yet
Americans come together against our common enemies
Somebody created the hoax of Russian Collusion, fed it
Treason, sedition, what charges will the plotters face?
Conservatives own the high ground right now
President Trump is playing the situation exactly correct
Old Nads (Nadler) persists in his investigation…needs a “band name”
What name should his band be known as?
Nadler is now exposed as just a partisan harasser of POTUS
Sam Harris is interesting, a legitimately FACT based person

Mar 25 10:18

Trump Signs Proclamation Recognising Israel's Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

On 24 March, Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs Yisrael Katz said that Donald Trump would sign a decree recognising Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Monday.

US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation on Monday recognising Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The signing ceremony took place after Trump issued joint remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

Mar 25 10:05

Trump’s Stance on the Golan will allow Israel to Operate with Impunity Elsewhere

When President Donald Trump moved the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem last year, effectively sabotaging any hope of establishing a viable Palestinian state, he tore up the international rulebook.

Last week, he trampled all over its remaining tattered pages. He did so, of course, via Twitter.

Referring to a large piece of territory Israel seized from Syria in 1967, Mr Trump wrote: “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability.”

Israel expelled 130,000 Syrians from the Golan Heights in 1967, under cover of the Six Day War, and then annexed the territory 14 years later – in violation of international law. A small population of Syrian Druze are the only survivors of that ethnic cleansing operation.

Mar 25 09:36

Why Would The World Condemn Trump’s Golan Heights Move ?

Why World Condemns Trump’s Golan Heights Move
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump’s unlawful recognition of the 1981 Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights has been cheered by Israel, which sees it as a big political win. For everyone else, however, the reactions are just condemnations ... more

(*Iran's Fars News Agency attempts a response)

Mar 25 09:23

Trump Campaign Fighting Back: ‘Now It’s Time to Investigate Democrats’

The Trump campaign is turning the tables on the Russian collusion hoax, sending out a text message fundraising campaign that warns “Now It’s time to INVESTIGATE THEM!”

Following a report of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation which showed no evidence of collusion between Russia and members of Trump’s team, the campaign is taking advantage of the news by introducing a massive fundraising effort.

What they will use those funds for is piquing everybody’s interest.

The campaign promises a ‘quadruple match’ of donations and suggests they’ll be using monies to investigate those who perpetrated the collusion hoax.

Mar 25 09:14

FLASHBACK12 Mar, 2019 : THE TRUMP DOCTRINE

Trump Doctrine? Peeving allies & trashing US empire

As with all US presidents, the incumbent will one day be assigned a “Trump Doctrine” – a grandiose title meant to encapsulate a key feature of foreign policy during his tenure at the White House.
The foreign policy wonks haven’t yet come up with a defining policy feature for a Trump Doctrine. But we may suggest the following: scoring own goals to unwittingly alienate allies and undermine US global power.

Trump’s presidency stands out for the rapidity with which supposed allies have become leery of, if not outright peeved by, American power. That, in turn, has served to erode Washington’s global standing as a presumed leader.

The latest own goal is Trump’s plan to ramp up demands for allies to pay the cost of hosting US troops on their territories>>>

Mar 25 08:57

Trump's son and son-in-law to be charged in New York City by Justice Dept.

President Donald J. Trump’s son, Donald Jr., and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be prosecuted by former members of the Mueller team in New York City.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If at first you don't succeed...

Mar 25 08:55

It Was All a Lie

The short version? Mueller is done. His report unambiguously states there was no collusion or obstruction. He was allowed to follow every lead unfettered in an investigation of breathtaking depth.

It cannot be clearer. The report summary states, “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election…the report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.”

Robert Mueller did not charge any Americans with collusion, coordination, or criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. The special counsel also considered whether members of the Trump campaign “coordinated,” a much lower standard defined as an “agreement, tacit or express,” with Russian election interference activities. They did not.

Mar 25 08:51

AIPAC Is Coming to Town - Again!

The Trump Administration has delivered yet another concession to Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of parliamentary elections: the Israeli military occupation of much of the Palestinian West Bank and of the Golan Heights will no longer be referred to in official U.S. government documents as an occupation. America’s so-called Ambassador to Israel is a former Trump lawyer named David Friedman who is more involved in serving Israel than the United States. He personally supports the view that the illegal Jewish settlements are legitimately part of Israel, choosing to ignore their growth even though it has long been U.S. policy to oppose them. He has also long sought to change the State Department’s language on the Israeli control of the West Bank and Golan Heights, being particularly concerned about the expression “occupied,” which has legal implications. Now he appears to have won that fight, to the delight of the Netanyahu government.

Mar 25 08:46

Now for Confrontation in Space

Which leads us to General “Fighting Joe” Dunford, who at his Senate hearing for appointment as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said “my assessment today, Senator, is that Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security.” In October 2018 he reiterated that “the Russian challenge is not isolated to the plains of Europe. It is a global one” requiring the armed forces of the United States “to be able to project power to an area... and then once we’re there we’ve got to be able to freely manoeuvre across all domains... sea, air, land, space, and cyberspace.”

Naturally he didn’t mention that at the very time he uttered his confrontational challenges there was close cooperation in air, land and space between the US and Russia whose astronauts were “able to freely manoeuvre” in harmony, adding to world knowledge and engendering trust by jointly conducting research projects in the International Space Station.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War in orbit is a BIG MISTAKE!

Mar 25 08:29

It's a shame your President had to go through this: Donald Trump after Mueller revelations

US President Donald Trump came out all guns blazing against his critics after an investigation into charges of colluding with Russians during the presidential campaign appeared to give him a clean chit.
Findings of special counsel Robert Mueller were submitted to the US Congress in which it was reportedly mentioned that Trump or his associated did not conspire with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Mar 25 08:27

High-level probe clears Trump of colluding with Russians before US elections

Mueller, who spent nearly two years investigating allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump defeat his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, also found no evidence that any member of Trump`s election campaign conspired with Russia during the election.

Mar 25 08:12

In Trumpland, there is no such thing as a free lunch - not even for Netanyahu

While the US president has handed the Israeli prime minister Jerusalem and the Golan and walked away from the Iran deal, the day is approaching when the bill for such goodwill has to be paid - and Trump is determined to push through his 'deal of the century' in the Mideast

Mar 25 08:09

COLLUSION HOAX!

Trump campaign releases video montage of Democrats' reckless, false charges.

Mar 25 08:03

"My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over." — President Gerald Ford 

On the count of three, everyone: WE TOLD YOU SO! We told the rotten and rancid Fake News Media and corporate Ted Baxter sockpuppet [DS] apparatchiks that nothing would ever come of the Nothing Burger called the #MuellerReport. We warned that it was a colossal waste of time, taxpayer money and so many Americans’ gullible faith. It was misplaced focus, all designed to address one sole, solitary position: The Mueller Report was contrived and manufactured to justify and explicate how the Oven Mitt Fashionista lost a rigged election. After, of course, it was used surgically to attempt to undermine and destroy a man, a brave citizen, who dared seek the highest office. A man who deigned to defy [DS] cabal coteries and covens. That plain. That simple. There was never the slightest indicium of Russian collusion, contamination, interference, election fraud, nothing, nada, niente. Zip. No evidence, proof, probable cause, reasonable suspicion.

Mar 25 06:47

CLEARED OF COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA

Cleared of Collusion With Russia, Trump Can Now Collude Shamelessly With Netanyahu

(*Timing is Everything !
Nice Work Bob! )

Mar 25 06:31

Rocket Hits Central Israel; Army Blames Hamas, Readies Mass Deployment

Seven Wounded After Gaza Rocket Hits House in Central Israel
Thousands of reservists to be called up Army says rocket was fired from Hamas position Netanyahu cuts short Washington visit, vows forceful response

Seven people were wounded Monday in the early morning after a house in central Israel was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short his visit to Washington and return to Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces said that the rocket, which struck a home in the community of Mishmeret, was fired from a Hamas position in the area of Rafah in the southern Strip, some 120 kilometers from where it hit. The IDF said the rocket was manufactured by the group.

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Mar 25 06:20

Hamas rocket rains on Netanyahu's victory parade

Analysis Hamas Rocket Rains on Netanyahu’s Victory Parade With Trump
The electoral asset of the prime minister’s sterling ties to a president reborn after the Mueller report are outweighed by perceptions that he is soft on the Gaza group

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Netanyahu was eagerly expecting to bask in the glow of Trump’s triumph. Not only would he showcase his extraordinarily close ties to the U.S. president, he could expect wavering voters to draw the proper analogy between Netanyahu’s legal affairs and Trump’s onslaught against the “witch hunt” he claims is after him.

The rocket that destroyed a home in the central Israel community of Mishmeret, however, upended Netanyahu’s calculations. Trump, he realized, was no longer in his voters’ spotlight.

Security flare-ups, especially those stemming from terrorist groups such as Hamas, are normally expected to benefit the right. The attacks stir nationalist sentiments, allow right-wing leaders such as Netanyahu to run wild with belligerent rhetoric, and cast their center-left opponents as weakling appeasers.

Netanyahu, however, has been in power too long>>>

Mar 25 04:32

Israel begins construction of new Gaza barrier

Six-metre tall fence will prevent Palestinians from infiltrating Israel from the Gaza Strip, prime minister says.

Israel has said the work to strengthen its fence along the Gaza Strip entered a new phase with construction starting on a massive new barrier along the frontier.

"Over the weekend we began building the above-ground barrier along the Gaza border," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told journalists on Sunday before a weekly cabinet meeting.

The barrier, set to stand six metres off the ground, will be constructed on the pretext of preventing the infiltration of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip into Israel, Netanyahu said.

The Israeli prime minister gave no further details but a defence ministry statement said the work on the structure began on Thursday.

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Mar 24 12:50

It's Official: RussiagGate Is This Generation's WMD

Nothing Trump is accused of from now on by the press will be believed by huge chunks of the population, a group that (perhaps thanks to this story) is now larger than his original base. As Baker notes, a full 50.3% of respondents in a poll conducted this month said they agree with Trump the Mueller probe is a “witch hunt.”

Mar 24 12:20

16 Years Later, How the Press That Sold the Iraq War Got Away With It

The myths had enormous utility to the working press, whose gargantuan errors have been re-cast as honest mistakes of judgment. A lot of the people who made those mistakes are still occupying prominent positions, their credibility undamaged thanks to a new legend best articulated by New Yorker editor David Remnick, who later scoffed, “Nobody got that story completely right.”

Nobody except the record number of people who marched against the war on February 15, 2003 — conservative estimates placed it between six and ten million worldwide (I marched in D.C.). Every one of those people was way ahead of Remnick.

Mar 24 12:15

It's official: RussiaGate is this generation's WMD

Nothing Trump is accused of from now on by the press will be believed by huge chunks of the population, a group that (perhaps thanks to this story) is now larger than his original base. As Baker notes, a full 50.3% of respondents in a poll conducted this month said they agree with Trump the Mueller probe is a “witch hunt.”

CyberDurden disagrees.

People will hallucinate iterations. People are now saying that there must be a connection between a dud Mueller report and Trump recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. It's already happening. The "If Hunt" has begun.

Wouldn't this be the time to make people rethink 9/11 while many same-player, Deep State actors are on their knees (and while Trump Derangement Syndrome #TDS sufferers are resolving their cognitive dissonance) -- rather than chasing random butterflies like silly kittens?

Mar 24 11:50

Scott Adams: All the Hoaxes are Being Revealed at the Same Time

Top hoaxes by Dems are falling apart this week, one after the other
Where is the Tweeter in Chief? Why post-Mueller major-win silence?
Fox News Poll: Will Mueller report change your current opinion?
41% say Mueller report will NOT change their opinion
Climate change project update
Unexplained plateau and cooling period in middle of rising temps
It’s off-model for a plateau and cooling to have occurred
How does the pro-climate change side explain the anomaly?
Mueller is finished, no new indictments
FOX is taking victory laps
CNN is pretending nothing happened
MSNBC is sputtering and making up stuff

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1109817515054555137

Mar 24 10:45

More 2020 Election Optimism for POTUS Trump as Military-backed party takes lead in Thailand elections

Thailand's election commission says it will announce full results of long-delayed pols on Monday.

Bangkok - Preliminary results from Thailand's Election Commission show a military-backed party in the lead, in the country's first elections since a military coup in 2014.

With about 90 percent of ballots in Sunday's long-delayed polls counted, the Palang Pracharat party had seven million votes. Pheu Thai, the party linked to the former Prime Minister and exiled tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra, had 6.6 million.

Future Forward, a newly founded party that campaigned on a promise of change and military reform, was third, with nearly 4.8 million votes
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The vote is taking place under a new constitution that gives the military considerable influence over the country's civilian politics>>>

Mar 24 10:24

Trump koshers Israel’s theft of Syria’s Golan Heights

“Genie Energy’s investments in the Golan are likely the strongest factor pushing the US towards the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied territory.”>>

Mar 24 09:47

BOARDING PLANE, NETANYAHU TOUTS 'BEST EVER RELATIONS WITH U.S. PRESIDENT'

The PM is scheduled to meet Trump twice on his four-day visit, a working meeting on Monday and a dinner on Tuesday.

Mar 24 09:45

US Recognizing Israel’s Golan Claim is ‘Election Gift’ from Trump to Netanyahu

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced he would recognize Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. For 52 years, no US leader has gone against United Nations resolutions regarding Israel’s occupation to be illegal. A peace activist told Sputnik Friday it was a cynical political ploy by Washington.

The declaration shocked both friends and enemies alike, as despite the close US-Israeli friendship, Washington has never challenged the United Nations' resolutions denouncing Israeli occupation of the region, which sits north of the Sea of Galilee and was taken from Syria by force in 1967. Thursday, it became the first country to recognize Israel's claim.

Mar 24 09:44

Mueller Report: 'US Forced EU to Follow Through on Sanctions Without Proof'

I think for many it is an anticlimax, absolutely. There's so much invested here. Two plus years, millions of dollars, political capital on both sides, and you've got people who have lost their livelihoods. A lot of the people that were brought in, their names exposed, their reputations were damaged. We've got the six people that have been charged [for] things that happened ten years ago; some are financially ruined now; some will spend time in jail for lying to Congress or lying to the FBI over minor financial things that may have gone unnoticed without this.

You look at the other side too, and we've got damage to international relations, not just with Russia, where what has occurred is just outrageous, but also Europe. I mean we forced Europe to follow through on sanctions that there's no evidence for. They've lost business as a result of that, so I'm sure the Europeans will be quite interested in seeing more and learning more about what's coming out of this as well.

Mar 24 09:30

US Secretary of State says Trump sent by God to save Israel from Iran

In a bizarre interview, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has suggested that US President Donald Trump was sent by God to save Israel from Iran.

During his visit to Israel on Thursday, Pompeo gave an exclusive interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network, described as “part policy, part politics, and part spiritual”.

Asked whether or not President Trump was a modern day equivalent to biblical figure Queen Esther, who persuaded the King of Persia not to murder the Jews, Pompeo said that he was “confident” the Lord was at work.

Mar 24 09:25

Trump’s Golan Heights Move Broadly Condemned Worldwide

President Trump’s recognition of the 1981 Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights has been cheered by Israel’s government, which sees it as a big political win. Everywhere else, however, the reactions are just condemnations of the illegality or the ill-considered implications of the move.

Russia and France were both very clear that the US move amounts to a violation of international law, since Golan is sitll recognized internationally as part of Syria. Britain confirmed that Golan is occupied, and only said that they have no intention of following the US lead. EU officials also say the union-wide stance will not change.

The Druze minority that lives in occupied Golan was critical of the move, saying that even with Israel, and now the US, considering the Golan Heights to be part of Israel, would still be considered to have “Syrian” blood under Israeli law.

Mar 24 09:23

Special counsel Mueller has no sealed indictments as Russia probe ends

Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation and will not file any more indictments in connection with his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, NBC News reported on Friday, citing a senior U.S. law enforcement official. There are no sealed indictments.

It is possible that leads uncovered during the special counsel’s inquiry and handed off could lead to charges brought by state prosecutors or other parts of the Department of Justice. But Mueller has no more indictments waiting under seal, and he will not recommend any further indictments, multiple outlets reported.

Mar 24 09:16

Veterans Demand Congress End the Forever Wars

Antiwar activists gathered on March 19, 2019, outside 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan for a rally on the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The rally was followed by a march on several military recruiting offices along Chambers Street and to Borough of Manhattan Community College to oppose the United States's endless cycle of war and militarism.

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