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Maybe Trump should calm down?

He keeps tweeting things which are true or at least defensible, but add fuel to the fire.

Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election.

As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!….

James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.

When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?

Apparently, President Trump had some dinner with Comey which is going to become a football, now. Maybe he has a recording of it. If he does,

  • what will it reveal? will it shed more light, or more heat?
  • and how will it come out?
  • and was it legal?
  • and has he been recording everything, creating a Pandora’s Box of new stuff for Democrats to pick over?

Either Trump is doing some brilliant PR strategy (brand-building? distracting people from something more important?) or a dumb one. Sigh.

IN OTHER NEWS: A Third World, brown-skinned woman (automatically credible to you lefties out there, right?) political leader alleges that Hillary Clinton ‘Personally Pressured’ Her to Aid Foundation Donor Despite Ethics Laws.

I don’t know if these particular charges are true, but a large number of these “pay for play” influence-peddling charges have swirled around the Clinton Foundation / Clinton Global Initiative. And continue to.

I think the Democrats have been corrupt for years, and the reason our current political debates are so high-stakes for them – the reason they keep hoping to score a knockout blow on Trump – is because they need to control the Justice Department and FBI. If Democrats can’t control them, the next couple of years will see some huge investigations / prosecutions of Democrat corruption.

And they know it. Hence, Robby Mook being “terrified” if Trump can de-politicize the FBI and DOJ (i.e., remove key Democrat appointees, restore normal practices). My theory.

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  1. You’re missing the Big Story, Jeff. Trump is stealing all the ice creams. ALL THE ICE CREAMS!!! For himself. CNN said so.

    Comment by V the K — May 12, 2017 @ 12:14 pm - May 12, 2017

  2. LOL 🙂

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 12, 2017 @ 12:17 pm - May 12, 2017

  3. How Crooked can Clinton be to shake down a Bangladesh microlender run by a woman.

    TRUMP adding fuel to the fire is wise. Ron Paul talked Western values & sound money for decades but redpilled fewer in his lifetime than Colon Kirkpatrick did in 5 min of letting the mask slip. Paul just preached to the choir of bow tie wearers.

    Comment by Steve — May 12, 2017 @ 12:17 pm - May 12, 2017

  4. Wow, you can’t google “Colin Kirkpatrick”. Google insists on telling you about Colin Kaepernick. Far out.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 12, 2017 @ 12:21 pm - May 12, 2017

  5. Our politics are becoming increasingly frightening: in the face of increasing hazards, foreign and domestic, our so-called leaders, the bureaucracy, news media, and culture become even more dysfunctional. I saw a screen grab of CNN announcing DJT had two scoops of ice cream. There is no bottom to the stupidity.

    Out political class has little to offer and We The People are to blame (the best we could do was HRC and DJT!).

    With retirement on the horizon, hubby and I have been investigating emigration to New Zealand.

    Well, that’s not going to happen. An article in Bloomberg notes record immigration into NZ.

    As NZ likes immigrants to have money, high prices will rise further and NZ may become even more selective. One thing attracting people to NZ is its relative isolation and political stability.

    I hope the Kiwis keep in mind the fact that the character of its immigrants WILL impact their politics. They need to be ready to resist people leaving their homes because of decline and then loudly insisting that their hosts adopt the same culture and policies that destroyed their homelands (e.g. California lefties moving to Texas then demand Texas be governed like California).

    The Brits and Aussies have a useful response appropriate here: F-off. I hope New Zealanders keep that phrase handy.

    Comment by KCRob — May 12, 2017 @ 12:51 pm - May 12, 2017

  6. Since I got to the office at 0800 this morning, CNN has done nothing but parse Trump’s statements about firing Comey.

    I guess there is no other news going on anywhere in the world.

    Comment by V the K — May 12, 2017 @ 1:20 pm - May 12, 2017

  7. With retirement on the horizon, hubby and I have been investigating emigration to New Zealand.

    Take a look at Chile.

    Comment by V the K — May 12, 2017 @ 1:26 pm - May 12, 2017

  8. “I guess there is no other news going on anywhere in the world.”

    Not much. I was at the gym earlier, and a few of the non-CNN screens did mention Vlad’s jets buzzing our planes again.

    You know what I think would be really cool? The next time he runs a flight of Bears over Alaska, we should have the Blue Angels intercept and put on an air show 15 feet in front of the lead bomber’s nose.

    Comment by Sathar — May 12, 2017 @ 1:35 pm - May 12, 2017

  9. @VtK: thanks. Will do.

    Comment by KCRob — May 12, 2017 @ 2:07 pm - May 12, 2017

  10. Everyone is chattering about Trump not fitting the establishment mold of the professional politician President. They (everyone) don’t realize that they are judging Trump by their preconceived notions, but that is precisely what is happening.

    Trump does not have a seasoned old war horse to train him away from being out of sync with establishment expectations. Is that because Trump is a naif, or is it because that is the way Trump wants it?

    Trump’s “you’re fired” letter to Comey referenced three times that Comey assured Trump that Trump was not under investigation by the FBI. Is Trump so stupid that he would make that “wild” claim as a braggadocios lie?

    May we assume that every telephone call Trump makes is recorded? For no other reason to quash disputes over “I said” and “he-said” disputes, such records are necessary. Trump says that two of the three Comey assurances about any investigation occurred on the telephone. Does that make Trump sneaky? Would anyone think that the Director of the FBI would be unaware that phone conversations with the President were being recorded?

    What Trump tweets, says, etc. are what he believes to be true at the time he reveals the thought. He does not lie. Lies are easily catalogued. Obama said: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” George W. Bush said: “Iran has weapons of mass destruction.” At the arrival of the coffins from Benghazi ceremony, Hillary laid blame on: “an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.” Trump said: “We will build the wall and Mexico will pay for it.”

    Which ones are bald-faced lies? Yet, the establishment media is chasing shadows of Trump-Russia collusion and have little interest in Hillary’s use of a private internet server, the bleaching of evidence and the smashing of cell phones. And, in the eyes of the establishment, the firing of Comey is Watergate writ large and an obvious Oval Office cover-up by a rogue narcissist President who paints his face orange,

    Trump is 100% his own man. The establishment would be entirely correct to go after Trump if he acted as Obama did by fudging the Constitution and the rule of law. But the establishment is so corrupted by ideology and the fever of egalitarianism that they can not begin to understand their own hypocrisy.

    The fault, dear establishment lies not in The Donald, but within the suppositions of the establishment.

    The Donald has not gone rogue, he is forthright. You want to know what he thinks? Ask him.

    Comment by Heliotrope — May 12, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - May 12, 2017

  11. Good points. Phone conversations with the POTUS are probably recorded as a matter of course. (Or maybe “for quality assurance and training purposes”, as companies always assure these days 😉 )

    Yet, the establishment media is chasing shadows of Trump-Russia collusion and have little interest in Hillary’s use of a private internet server, the bleaching of evidence and the smashing of cell phones

    Permit me to bottom-line it.

    – Hillary did things that other Americans go to jail for. The grossly-negligent handling of classified info, AND her efforts to obstruct and mislead the FBI. (Ask Martha Stewart!)

    – Thus, following normal procedure, 1) the FBI should have gathered the evidence quietly and sent it up to DOJ, 2) the DOJ should have then indicted her.

    It’s that simple. Far from being elected President, HILLARY SHOULD HAVE BEEN INDICTED. And/or, OBAMA DOJ SHOULD HAVE FACED PUBLIC OUTRAGE FOR NOT INDICTING HER.

    And the Democrats are determined to not, NO, NEVER face up to that.

    And all the witch-hunting circus about Trump, Russia, Comey is: so they won’t have to.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 12, 2017 @ 2:44 pm - May 12, 2017

  12. KCRob, unless you need city life, I would suggest that you look into Santa Cruz, Chile located in the Colchagua valley. Life there is the US in the 1950’s.

    Viña del Mar is a very nice and safe resort place if you locate relatively near the shore. Chile is my choice for another location.

    You might also look at Cuenca, Ecuador if living at 8,200 feet is not a problem.

    When I checked emigrating to New Zealand at a kiosk in the culture museum in Wellington, I kept fudging the questions until I reached the level of “possible” approval. That threshold was that I would transfer more than $10 million into the banking system of New Zealand. However, if you want to reside for less than a year at a time, the possibilities of getting permission improve vastly. Some ex-pats divide their year between New Zealand and Fiji.

    Comment by Heliotrope — May 12, 2017 @ 3:34 pm - May 12, 2017

  13. Permit me to bottom-line it.

    You are so right!

    I would be interested in your analysis of this whole Comey jujitsu.

    In some respects, I understand Comey. He was thrust, by events, well beyond his control, into deciding history. Had he moved on Hillary, he would have defeated her candidacy and have elevated himself to President maker. So he pirouetted, threaded the needle and obfuscated his whistling way past the graveyard. He was cast by events to be a “dead man walking” and he chose the least painful death. His name would be in history books forever if he had moved to indict Hillary.

    What is your take?

    Comment by Heliotrope — May 12, 2017 @ 3:43 pm - May 12, 2017

  14. It was never Comey’s job to indict Hillary. He should never have given that press conference.

    His job was to gather the evidence, forward it up the chain to U.S. attorneys / Loretta Lynch, and let them decide. (and take the heat either way)

    I admit I didn’t understand that, until a couple days ago, the Rosenstein memo. Comey’s press conference always smelt “off” to me, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Until Rosenstein. Only 2 pages and highly recommended reading.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 12, 2017 @ 3:53 pm - May 12, 2017

  15. Maybe he has a recording of it

    It’s funny that you actually think he’s serious, considering he says whatever comes to mind.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 12, 2017 @ 11:56 pm - May 12, 2017

  16. CrayCray,

    I cannot imagine that anyone, especially the head of the FBI, has any presumption of privacy when talking about government business. That is why every spy novel has clandestine meetings. “Deep Throat” signaled he wanted a meeting in the dark shadows with Woodard and Berstein by how he placed a flowerpot on a windowsill. And that was almost 50 years ago.

    I cannot imagine that President Trump relies on his memory to parse the meanings of what he and the Prime Minister of Out-there-istan talked about on the phone. I cannot imagine that the President has total faith that the Prime Minister of Out-there-istan is NOT recording the phone call simply because he just wouldn’t do that sort of thing.

    Wake up man! The window panes in the Oval Office are bullet proof and they have a gas between the layers of glass which is “excited” in ways to interfere with sophisticated microphones aimed at the room. Beyond that, for some stuff, the President leaves his highly sensitive compartmented information facility Oval Office for a heavy duty SCIF in the White House basement. The door of the Oval Office leading to the hallway is protected by the eyes and ears of a Secret Service agent every time the President is inside. In part, he listens for trouble. Like hearing Bill Clinton climax. He keeps a log of who went in and when they came out.

    Alan Dershowitz, the legendary liberal Harvard law professor and cracker-jack defense attorney told Neil Cavuto on May 13 that he presumes that all government big wigs have their conversations recorded. In fact, he further stated that in the world of ubiquitous iPhones, he instructs his students to assume that everything they say and do is being recorded. His final remarks were to the point that no one should ever have an old-fashioned expectation of privacy in 2017.

    Justin Miller posted on May 12 @ 3:00 PM ET:

    The timing of President Donald Trump’s dinner with FBI Director James Comey raises the question of whether the President attempted to – or did in fact – interfere with an ongoing FBI investigation. And that’s a federal offense.

    Jason Miller is caught in the tornado of looking for impeachable offenses and he has found a straw to grasp.

    None of the Russia stuff is about anything other than manufacturing something, …anything…, that will trip up Trump the way that Martha Steward and Scooter Libby got nailed.

    You might like to remember that Bill Clintoon lost his law license because he lied to a federal judge concerning his bent willie and Monica’s mouth. You might recall that DemonizingRats went ballistic over whether groping women was anybody’s business until Billy Bush recorded Donald Trump.

    You can’t have it both ways, Cray,Cray.

    If the Repugnant’s were out of order in trying to nail Clintoon, it doesn’t follow that the DemonizingRats are beyond reproach in their fishing expeditions to find something, ….anything…., to charge Trump with.

    The DemonizingRats have only the Russian collusion crapola to sidetrack the very serious questions about Hillary Clintoon and the whole Clintoon Crime Foundation money laundering industry.

    A “Deep State” guy showed me an incredible “connect-the-dots trail which you can read HERE. It starts with Marc Rich goes to Glencoe trading to Pincus Green to Fidel Castro to the Sandinistas to Qaddafi to Ceausescu to Saddam Hussein to Manuel Noriega to the Medillin Cartel to Abu Nidal to Bill Clinton to Hillary’s Senate campaign to The Clinton Library to Eric Holder to James Comey to Hugh Rodham to HSBC back to Glencoe to John Podesta to Joule Unlimited Technologies to Anatoly Chubais to Vladimir Putin to on and on and on…..

    When you start down this whole path which begins with a whiff of smoke in search of a blazing fire, you never know how many skunks will come out to spray.

    You can likely connect Trump to a beastly number of mobsters and union crooks in the DemonizingRat controlled building world of New York City.

    When you scratch the surface of the Clintoon Crime Foundation, you open the world’s biggest septic tank and what is float around down there includes the biggest names in the money grubbing, grifting and corruption racket world.

    Comment by Heliotrope — May 13, 2017 @ 12:08 pm - May 13, 2017

  17. I’ll bet Comey is more worried about tapes the Dems have then anything The Donald has

    Comment by Rick554 — May 13, 2017 @ 3:22 pm - May 13, 2017

  18. I’ve been binging on Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister lately, and some YouTubes on how the Ministry System works. Apparently ALL phone calls to or made-by the Minister (Jim Barker) are listened to/monitored by his Principal Private Secretary (Bernard) and memorialised for his diary. And the Minister or high official at the other end does the same for their records to reduce he-said he-said disputes between their Private Office staffs. Face to face meetings are similarly minuted. Apparently, sometimes 6 to 10 staffers might be monitoring a call in a crisis depending on the overlapping areas or responsibility at either end.

    These are NOT shared with the rest of the Ministry’s staff, hierarchy nor the Permanent Secretary (Sir Humphrey) unless needed as a ‘fair witness’. And protected by Privilege and the 30-Year Rule…no FOIA or subpoena access.

    The confidential or informal communications between Ministries is through the Permanent Secretaries (Sir Humphrey and Sir Arnold). Note that Ministers don’t work for the PM, they work “with” the PM and other Minister as co-equal colleagues and frenemies.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — May 13, 2017 @ 5:01 pm - May 13, 2017

  19. “Employment Secretary: Prime Minister, why was my request for a further discussion and your reply not minuted?
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Ah, Prime Minister… It is characteristic of all committee discussions and decisions that every member has a vivid recollection of them and that every member’s recollection of them differs violently from every other member’s recollection. Consequently we accept the convention that the official decisions are those and only those which have officially recorded in the minutes by the officials, from which it emerges with an elegant inevitability that any decision which has been officially reached will have been officially recorded in the minutes by the officials and any decision which is not recorded in the minutes has not been officially reached even if one or more members believe they can recollect it, so in this particular case if the decision had been officially reached it would have been officially recorded in the minutes by the officials. And it isn’t so it wasn’t”

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — May 13, 2017 @ 5:18 pm - May 13, 2017

  20. Yes, it’s Jim Harker, not Barker.
    Damned Spellcheck.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — May 13, 2017 @ 6:04 pm - May 13, 2017

  21. KC ROB- New Zealand is nice but there will be big pressure to let in the 3rd world & Chinese.

    Chile, Argentina & Uruguay all have diseases like Chagas but Uruguay is 88% white. Being able to fit in if things go bad is important. Chile is also along the ring of fire for earthquakes.

    Also there is this that might matter:

    “Uruguay is the only country in Latin America that has achieved quasi-universal coverage of access to safe drinking Water supply[87] and adequate sanitation.[88] Water service quality is considered good, with practically all localities in Uruguay receiving disinfected water on a continuous basis”

    Comment by Steve — May 13, 2017 @ 7:12 pm - May 13, 2017

  22. Hacker

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — May 13, 2017 @ 7:28 pm - May 13, 2017

  23. I cannot imagine that anyone, especially the head of the FBI, has any presumption of privacy

    Well, this administration isn’t even keeping log-books of who they meet with.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 14, 2017 @ 4:41 am - May 14, 2017

  24. #23… Neither did Obama. The press called Obama the least transparent POTUS in modern times.

    So, why the double standard?

    Comment by tnnsne1 — May 14, 2017 @ 7:52 am - May 14, 2017

  25. Well, this administration isn’t even keeping log-books of who they meet with.

    Oh, they are keeping log books. What they are not doing is to allow the press to snoop through the log books.

    The secret service log books include every time the Oval Office doors were opened and closed and who went in and who came out stamped with date and time.

    When a visitor logs in at the gate, he gets logged in at the White House door and he gets logged in to whatever room he is sent to. Ditto the process when he leaves. Date and time. A lot of it is done with special badges with chips.

    Comment by Heliotrope — May 14, 2017 @ 8:13 am - May 14, 2017

  26. If they exist, then why are the Republican Senate asking for their release?

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 14, 2017 @ 8:36 am - May 14, 2017

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  28. I personally love his tweets which are like little shivs. Where I have a problem with his remarks is that he always starts out praising a person or policy (out of sheer politeness, I think) and then has to backtrack once the person stabs him in the back or the policy starts showing its flaws. Perhaps he’ll learn to hold back his positive judgments in future…

    Comment by miss marmelstein — May 14, 2017 @ 10:56 am - May 14, 2017

  29. out of sheer politeness, I think

    Polite? Holy sh!t. This is the P*ssy-Grabber in Chief we’re talking about here.

    Is this satire?

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 14, 2017 @ 5:34 pm - May 14, 2017

  30. “This is the P*ssy-Grabber in Chief we’re talking about here.”

    Update for CCP…………… Bill…isn’t…POTUS… Anymore…

    Comment by tnnsne1 — May 14, 2017 @ 9:27 pm - May 14, 2017

  31. I’ve been reading about executive privilege and Presidential confidentiality. What puzzles me us why, if ALL Presidential and Executive Branch documents are “public” and subject to FOIA, why the same draconian standards don’t apply to the Congress …and the Courts.

    If Congress is “off limits” due to the Debate Clause, why not the Cabinet and the White House? Or the SCOTUS?

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — May 15, 2017 @ 1:43 am - May 15, 2017

  32. The loony left (excuse me, I mean the left) is at the point of flaming crazy and Trump is good at pouring gasoline on that fire. Sure he screws up every now and then but by and large this is a good thing. Also, fun to watch.

    Comment by Southern Man — May 15, 2017 @ 11:19 am - May 15, 2017

  33. Ted B, I’ll take a stab at what you are questioning @ #31.

    Article One establishes the legislature which it the primary instrument for being a republic. The Executive is Article Two and the job of the President is to faithfully execute the work of the Congress. Article Three established the judiciary to deal with how disputes concerning the laws are settled. That is the simple version, but I believe it is fundamentally important to see it that way. The Federalist Papers were all about the tension between the government and the citizen. The Founders understood that a republic had to be maintained in order for it to work and survive.

    Working backward, judicial decisions are written so that others may examine and judge the judicial reasoning. Except in highly secret stuff like the FISA court, the average citizen can access the judicial reasoning in almost any circumstance.

    The executive wanders into “administrative law” in the writing of regulations and the application of fines. The average citizen has to have access to the “administrative law reasoning” in order for the republic to fend off becoming a police state in which there need be no compelling state reason for the taking of property, liberty or freedom.

    The Executive Order history is not familiar to me, but I suspect it arose as a management tool when the Congress was not in session for a substantial part of the year.

    The Freedom of Information Act came along in 1966 so that the common citizen could access the papers and acts of government. Some papers are subject to privacy considerations, some are classified. That led to the highly redacted papers we see in which all but the salutation and the closing are blacked out.

    The Freedom of Information Act spread into meetings between principles and what was said and who said it. That is still a murky swamp.

    The FOIA rules do apply to the courts except concerning classified information and “sealed” information. The papers of Congress are subject, but not the meetings. The concept is that discussion concerning the process of legislation must be protected in order to permit wide-ranging consideration. You might be interested to know that the rules of both houses do not prohibit leaking by members and staff.

    The Constitution did not set up any “watchdog” function of the executive branch over the legislative or judicial branch or the judicial branch over the executive or legislative branch. But the legislative branch had removal power over the executive and judicial branches.

    Obama and his cabal looked at the mess at the federal government level and they found ways to print money and send it by commercial carrier to Iran. They found ways to sell weapons to Mexican drug cartels. The found ways to arm Islamists to overthrow Qaddafi and try to topple Syria. They found ways to spy on James Rosen and Sharyl Attkisson through their iPhones and computers. They were able to use the IRS to stomp on the TEA Party players. They found a video which “caused” Benghazi. And near the end, the Obama cabal found a way to open the doors of the intelligence agencies in ways that permitted unmasking and leaking raw data.

    We live in interesting times. For all intents and purposes, the Obama cabal was as dirty as we have see. Now they are accusing Trump of the same. The difference is that the media was Obama’s lapdog and now they are pitbull junkyard dogs snapping at Trump.

    Comment by Heliotrope — May 15, 2017 @ 1:55 pm - May 15, 2017

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