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Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President
New York Magazine, by Michael Wolff

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Posted By:abuela10, 1/3/2018 1:20:48 PM

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign headquarters had remained a listless place. All that seemed to distinguish it from a corporate back office were a few posters with right-wing slogans. Conway, the campaign’s manager, was in a remarkably buoyant mood, considering she was about to experience a resounding, if not cataclysmic, defeat. Donald Trump would lose the election — of this she was sure — but he would quite possibly hold the defeat to under six points. That

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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 1/3/2018 1:25:05 PM     (No. 11498705)

And I never wanted to be the Queen of England!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nosillod, 1/3/2018 1:28:14 PM     (No. 11498709)

What a bunch of hog slop.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Aasilver, 1/3/2018 1:33:31 PM     (No. 11498720)

Idiot Liberals - but I repeat myself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 1/3/2018 1:33:55 PM     (No. 11498721)

The entire democrat media needs a safe room far far far away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/3/2018 1:36:05 PM     (No. 11498724)

Thank God for Donald Trump - he stepped up. New York Magazine are idiots!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lazyman, 1/3/2018 1:46:25 PM     (No. 11498742)

Fake news from people who have no contacts on the inside.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 1/3/2018 1:47:33 PM     (No. 11498744)

NYMag, a standard source of leftist propaganda and intentional lies.

Never bother.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: qr4j, 1/3/2018 1:52:26 PM     (No. 11498751)

Bull! Utter bull!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fed-up, 1/3/2018 1:55:57 PM     (No. 11498758)

This is really from The Onion, right?

It reads like a fairy tale. All you have to do is look at WHAT his has done since elected! If he never wanted the job, he would follow Barack Obama´s example... being lazy and letting others do his job, while he never cared one day about the consequences of his actions.

Trump is the antithesis of Obama. If he doesn´t want to be President, it doesn´t matter.. he´s doing a hell of a job at it!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FlyRight, 1/3/2018 2:03:07 PM     (No. 11498771)

Michael Wolff is a total sleazeball, so is Bannon.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/3/2018 2:19:07 PM     (No. 11498797)

Mr. Wolff apparently didn´t want to be a writer, either.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/3/2018 2:21:06 PM     (No. 11498802)

For a guy who didn´t want the job, he sure has been a great President so far.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MOAB, 1/3/2018 2:23:33 PM     (No. 11498807)

Michael Wolf has become one of the main designated liars of the fake news outlets......bald face liars one in all!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lana720, 1/3/2018 2:29:59 PM     (No. 11498817)

I couldn´t make it to the end of this tripe!
Maybe, just maybe 1% is true. The rest of what I read is anger emanating from small minds, like the ones at NR who wrote the anti-Trump letters while he was still a candidate.
The adults being in charge and having to maneuver the landmines buried by obummer and company prior to departure, is a new concept to those who bow to big government.
How does a very successful businessman suddenly become stupid? Only in small minds!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/3/2018 2:46:50 PM     (No. 11498837)

Hey, New York Magazine, PRESIDENT TRUMP! It´s only the first year. Worst case you have THREE more years to bang your head against the wall.LOL.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/3/2018 2:55:42 PM     (No. 11498857)

Put the correct name in the statement (Romney) and we might believe you. At least we have it from the very lips of Romney´s own son and his wife that he really didn´t want to win the 2012 election.

I suspect this guy´s book is going to go down in flames, as some of the most egregious of the statements are already being debunked in various places around the internet.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: citizen, 1/3/2018 4:27:16 PM     (No. 11498961)

One, two, or three rallies per day and he didn´t want to win? Wolff sounds silly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/3/2018 4:49:11 PM     (No. 11499006)

How much of this is a dramatization or miss-characterization of what really happened, or is outright fake news is anyone´s guess.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Pasann, 1/3/2018 5:00:40 PM     (No. 11499030)

Rghttttttt....Just imagine what Trump could do had he WANTED to be Pres.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: suedotsue, 1/3/2018 6:24:21 PM     (No. 11499114)

I read that Wolff was given unfettered access to the White House. If so, none of this should be a surprise including the separate bedrooms bit.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 1/3/2018 6:46:23 PM     (No. 11499144)

Donald Trump campaigned relentlessly; he campaigned non stop, right up to the election.

Again, the leftists are consumed with peddling bad fiction.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 1/3/2018 6:49:22 PM     (No. 11499150)

Be prepared to be buried under the blizzard of Media coverage this slop will generate.

They intend to raise Wolff´s prestige to that of the Oracle of Delphi.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/3/2018 6:57:39 PM     (No. 11499163)

I knew Trump had his sights on the Presidency back when he first started griping about China´s fiscal policies and how unfair they were. It was his way of testing the political waters for a future run. Voila, it happened.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: franq, 1/3/2018 7:17:30 PM     (No. 11499184)

The boy who cried Wolllfffff.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: saguni, 1/5/2018 4:02:16 PM     (No. 11501176)

FTA: The decisions that Trump and his top advisers made in those first few months — from the slapdash transition to the disarray in the West Wing — set the stage for the chaos and dysfunction that have persisted throughout his first year in office.

Gee, with all that Trump has accomplished in his first year, imagine what he could have done if he had single-minded concentration on MAGAand the press were a wind at his back rather than 95% negative against him.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/5/2018 4:21:07 PM     (No. 11501189)

Really #21? I read that Michael Wolff is a paid liar for New York Magazine which panders to an insane NYC base of raving maniacs.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: msjena, 1/5/2018 4:25:16 PM     (No. 11501191)

I seriously doubt that Wolff had access to the President´s private quarters. And during his time of access, Melania didn´t even live there yet. He is just repeating gossip and hearsay.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Judy, 1/5/2018 7:12:53 PM     (No. 11501334)

NY Magazine....please tell Mueller, he thinks Trump colluded with Russia to become president.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dwa, 1/5/2018 7:41:40 PM     (No. 11501365)

Now think about this -- Donald Trump didn´t want to become president, but he colluded with the Russians to win. The "didn´t" want to become president and the "colluded with" is coming from the same brain damaged Left. So which one of their diametrically opposed theories (if any) are we supposed to believe? (Note: the first sentence is attributed to a conservative female writer whose name I can´t remember.)

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Reply 30 - Posted by: starboard, 1/5/2018 8:08:25 PM     (No. 11501382)

Liberal tripe on steroids. Straight out of the Alinsky play book.


This hit piece of a book was contrived, like the infamous Dossier was to destroy Trump and his character.
For all these so-called fictitious staffers at the White House that criticized President Trump, wished they had 1/100th of his intelligence, his education, his experience and his personality.







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Reply 31 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 1/5/2018 8:14:33 PM     (No. 11501387)

Sooooooo, let me see if I have this right ... according to the incrediblyfakenews leftylibs in New York media circles:

... Donald Trump, one of the world´s most famous and wealthy people, didn´t want to be President, but colluded with Russians (thereby risking his entire empire and reputation) in order to be President.

Izzat it?

Morons.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: muggy, 1/5/2018 8:29:07 PM     (No. 11501399)

Maybe it´s true. Maybe not. An old story has it that at the 1st little league organizational meeting in my town, the league president asked for a show of parents´ hands who wanted to manage a team. The president then selected those WITHOUT their hands in the air; felling they´d make better team managers.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/5/2018 9:06:31 PM     (No. 11501423)

No maybe about it. A concoction. Anyone who believes a word of this (except a, an, and, the) is a new crop of LDotter. In olden thymes we could smell this stuff 100 miles away.

No one, absolutely no one, campaigns with the energy and dedication, the absolutely exhausting schedule, that Donald J. Trump did. No one. I’ll be few remember the last days when a yuge number of campaign stops, in distant parts of the country, were crammed into just a few days.

Wolff is in this for the money. Must we be even a little bit complicit? Sad.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: Tianne, 1/5/2018 9:24:56 PM     (No. 11501433)


Michael Wolff has never been a trusted author - why on earth are we supposed to believe him now?



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Reply 35 - Posted by: ronbet, 1/5/2018 10:44:56 PM     (No. 11501486)

So, let´s see; A) Donald Trump didn´t want to be President. B) He colluded with Russia to be become what he didn´t want to become. C) Trump held rallies (sometimes eight a day) to become what he didn´t want to become. Did I get that right? It´s all what the liberal media reported about Donald Trump. Do we need any further evidence that liberalism is a mental disease?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/6/2018 12:48:47 AM     (No. 11501568)

The inundation of preposterous “news” excerpts and/or stories to destroy President Trump by alluding to a variety of serious personality disorders reeks of purposeful orchestration, much like the “golden showers” dossier, to set the stage for the Left’s grandiose plan to remove him from office. The stench appears to emanate from, and envelope, Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” Whether or not much of the mainstream media believe the accusations or not, the Left knows that their low-information constituents are easily fooled, so their dastardly deeds serve to achieve their goals—accomplished by utilizing Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

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Reply 37 - Posted by: NotaBene, 1/6/2018 1:28:39 AM     (No. 11501580)

This bad Wolff brought about the breakup between President Trump and Sloppy Steve. This is bad for US.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Krause, 1/6/2018 6:45:29 AM     (No. 11501614)

Well, if he didn’t he sure rose to the occasion after he won. Aside from the tweet squabbles he’s doing a very good job, especially for someone ‘unfit to be President.’

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Reply 39 - Posted by: steveW, 1/6/2018 8:13:28 AM     (No. 11501661)

OMG OMG! PDT just tweeted what is perhaps the greatest tweet of all time since like ever:
- "the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence... Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star... to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that!"

MAGA!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: starboard, 1/6/2018 8:17:40 AM     (No. 11501664)

I heard with my own ears Trump say he was thinking of running for President in 2011 on talk radio. He said he had been thinking about it for a long time.

I wonder how much Wolff was paid by the Democrat party to put all their talking points in a book.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/6/2018 8:21:34 AM     (No. 11501667)

Actually he might be correct.

Unlike swamp dwelling career politicians I don´t think being president was Trump´s lifetime dream. He would probably have been content to just continue in the business world where he made his success. But he saw where things in DC were headed and felt called to do something about it.

When you think of it that way the word Patriot comes to mind.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 1/6/2018 8:52:33 AM     (No. 11501702)

"Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in."

A hugely successful businessman, expected by unrealistic, short-sighted, public-sector hacks to be a smiling, hand-shaking, baby-kissing, vote-hungry politician.

Judge him by his long record of success, not by who and what he isn´t.

Media! Grow up!


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Reply 43 - Posted by: Adam, 1/6/2018 10:01:58 AM     (No. 11501768)

This is Resist Trump porno. Keep it up guys. I won´t interrupt you while you keep making the same mistake.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ginadee, 1/6/2018 11:03:49 AM     (No. 11501851)

the article is complete and utter nonsense.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/6/2018 11:59:33 AM     (No. 11501901)

#41- Valid question; follow the money. Re #37: “…purposeful orchestration, much like the “golden showers” dossier,…”

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Harlowe, 1/6/2018 12:00:04 PM     (No. 11501902)

#43- Well-stated. Delusional/sanctimonious mainstream media devoid of real world integrity passes judgment on the President and family who have lived and continue to live in the real world and not the fairy tale world of the media. Example: The facial expression of Melania at the inauguration after her husband turned and said something to her going from a beaming smile to a solemn expression has been portrayed as being due to her husband’s comments to her. More likely, Melania’s religious convictions reacted appropriately, reverentially, to the solemnity of the moment wherein the Reverend Franklin Graham was speaking.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: ebuilder, 1/6/2018 12:13:16 PM     (No. 11501908)

If Trump had a moment of doubt about running for President, it wasn´t because he thought he would lose. And it wasn´t because of the risk to his life [from a shadow government hit-man, or "disappointed office seeker" or crackpot]. I really believe he knew every other candidate lacked the Americanism, and vision, and leadership skills and timing and energy to fix what had to be fixed, and the guts and God-fearing honesty to inspire a return to exceptionalism. Given Obama has the country hanging by a thread, he sees the problems clearly. He know how to bring in the job under budget and under schedule. Also no conservative America, no winner as a Commander in Chief -- no Trump empire.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: faldo, 1/6/2018 12:48:03 PM     (No. 11501944)

#37, Your summation…”so their dastardly deeds serve to achieve their goals—accomplished by utilizing Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” alludes to method; the “orchestration” part can be inferred in the title of Michael Wolff’s previous book:
THE MAN WHO OWNS THE NEWS: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch

Why do you think he suddenly ran to Mickey (and Bob Iger) for protection…?


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Reply 49 - Posted by: countryDoc, 1/6/2018 6:41:10 PM     (No. 11502151)

At best, this book by Woolf is a literary caricature, heavily slanted to appease the truth that the left would like to hear, and worry the right. He has brilliant disclaimers in his forward that give him literary license to stretch the truth that semi-protects him from libel or slander.

The problem is it stretches the credulity of most logical people. The presidents demonstrated effectiveness in producing or making progress toward all of his promises as shown in the first year are undeniable demonstrations of his competence, whether you agree with his actions or not. Especially when he as accomplished these feats against unprecedented and illegal sabotage.

I´m not worried about this book. It reduces the credibility of the author and all who repeat this orchestrated tripe, and produces awe, even in those who do not want the president to succeed.

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Former first lady Laura Bush tore into the Trump administration for separating migrant families at the border, calling the “zero tolerance” policy “cruel” and “immoral.” Bush penned an op-ed for the Washington Post, which was published Sunday night as public outcry over the hundreds of children in detention centers intensified. “I live in a border state,” Bush wrote. “I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.” Bush’s commentary comes as more images and accounts from inside the detention centers have

Michelle Obama Joins Laura Bush
in Slamming Trump Border Policy:
‘Sometimes Truth Transcends Party’

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Newsweek, by Jason Le Miere    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 6/18/2018 11:23:53 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama joined her fellow former first lady Laura Bush Monday in criticizing the hard-line Trump administration immigration policy that has led to families being separated at the border. Bush, the wife of former President George W. Bush, penned a tweet over the weekend in which she echoed the widespread condemnation of the new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I live in a border state,” Bush said. “I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.” Quoting that tweet, Obama wrote that “sometimes truth transcends

Hillary Clinton on family separations
at border: Jesus didn’t say, ‘Let
the children suffer’

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Washington Examiner, by Emma Ayers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 5:19:24 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton weighed in Monday morning on the ongoing controversy regarding the Trump administration’s "no-tolerance” border policy, suggesting that Jesus would not condone the actions of the American border authorities. At an awards lunch for the Women’s Forum of New York, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee called out “those who selectively use the Bible” to give grounds for the separations, which were reported by the Department of Justice on Friday. “I went to a lot of years of Sunday school — even taught it from time to time. I’ve studied both the Old and New Testament, and what is being

Romney calls for ‘disturbing’
family separations to stop

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Washington Post, by Elise Viebeck    Original Article
Posted By: Tishimself- 6/19/2018 12:53:19 AM     Post Reply
Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney called on the Trump administration Monday to stop separating immigrant families at the southern border, calling the controversy a “humanitarian crisis” that requires Congress to devise a permanent solution. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, declined to blame President Trump or the Department of Homeland Security specifically in remarks to a group of voters at a park here. He called images of children separated from their parents “pretty disturbing” and “heartbreaking.” “I think immediately we should go back to the setting where we’re not ripping children away from their parents, and then we expect Congress to take

Democrats propose changing
legal voting age in Michigan to 16

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Detroit Free Press, by Kathleen Gray    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/19/2018 10:22:30 AM     Post Reply
LANSING — The unprecedented outpouring of activism from students after the shooting at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., in February is the genesis for a bill introduced in the Legislature last week that would change the voting age in Michigan to 16. "We allow 16-year-olds to go off and get jobs and pay taxes, but we fail to allow them to exercise their voice come election time," said Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights. "Young people are setting aside their differences and identifying issues they think need to change. And they can do everything to get that change

Separating Families At The Border:
The Hysteria Overlooks Some Key Facts

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 6/19/2018 5:53:37 AM     Post Reply
Illegal Immigration: The latest outrage by the Trump administration is its policy of "ripping" children away from parents who´ve crossed the border illegally. As with so many other things involving Trump, there´s plenty of emotion but precious little in the way of facts. The furor reached critical mass after the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that 1,995 children had been separated from their illegal border crossing parents from mid-April through May. That number included, DHS said, cases where the adults were arrested for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct. The practice has generated a rising storm of protests,

Scientists discover fossil of ancient
sea creature, name it after President Obama

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USA Today, by Doyle Rice    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/19/2018 2:24:56 PM     Post Reply
It lived an uneventful life in Earth´s oceans 500 million years ago, but now this newly discovered creature has an unusual honor: It´s been given the scientific name Obamus coronatus, a name that honors President Barack Obama´s passion for science. (Coronatus means "crowned.") The tiny, disc-shaped animal was about a 1/2 inch long, with raised spiral grooves on its surface. It spent its entire life embedded on the ocean floor, likely never moving, according to scientists from the University of California – Riverside. A second small animal, an egg-shaped critter that may have looked like a raisin, was also discovered.

´Darlene´ to replace ´Roseanne´
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American Thinker, by Ed Straker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 4:59:32 AM     Post Reply
Roseanne Barr has become untouchable due to the "Valerie Jarrett/Ambien/Planet of the Apes" controversy, irrevocably contaminated by racism. This presents a problem for ABC, which canceled her revived show but wants the show to return in some form because it had high ratings. The apparent solution is to create a new show focused on the daughter character "Darlene," which would exclude Roseanne. Unfortunately, Roseanne Barr owns a chunk of the show, and ABC doesn´t want to be seen letting Barr profit from it, so ABC is in talks to buy the show from Barr so she would not technically profit

Why the OIG Report Should
Scare the Hell Out of You

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American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 6/18/2018 5:05:18 AM     Post Reply
The Justice Department’s tepid OIG report, with its risible assertion that there was no political bias in the FBI’s Clinton email probe, suggests that it was written by people afraid to tell the unvarnished truth about the conduct of the federal government’s police apparatus, an agency that openly defies congressional oversight and has participated in a vendetta against a sitting president. The FBI’s leadership clearly hopes that the Democrats will win majorities in Congress and put a halt to the investigations into its multifarious abuses of power. The OIG is loath to face the ruthless reprisals that would inevitably follow

CBS’s Gayle King at Texas Border Facility:
The Statue of Liberty Is ‘Weeping Right Now’

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 11:46:24 AM     Post Reply
Monday at a border patrol facility in McAllen, TX on “CBS This Morning,” co-host Gayle King said the Statue of Liberty is “weeping right now” over the separating of immigrant children from their families. King said “We arrived yesterday afternoon. We went straight to the facility, the location where kids and their parents were reunited. All I can say after talking to the people, watching the people, listening to the people, that the Statue of Liberty I think is weeping right now. It’s unbelievable the stories we’ve heard.” She added, “We’re standing in front of a converted warehouse. This is

Comey refuses to testify to Congress,
McCabe pleads Fifth Amendment

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/18/2018 2:25:01 PM     Post Reply
Fired FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before Congress on Monday to talk about his handling of the Clinton email investigation, and his fired deputy, Andrew McCabe, asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch also declined to show up for a major hearing where the Senate Judiciary Committee was looking into the inspector general’s report detailing major bungles in Mr. Comey’s handling of the Clinton investigation. Mr. Comey’s lawyer said he was out of the country — though Sen. Charles E. Grassley, committee chairman, said he saw Mr. Comey

The crazy reason the FBI didn´t search
the devices of Hillary Clinton´s inner circle

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Tom Rogan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/18/2018 4:59:56 AM     Post Reply
While the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton´s secret server where she kept official emails out of the view of the authorities until her lawyers could scrub them, for some reason, agents never searched the Blackberries or other email devices belonging to her inner circle at the State Department. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and his team received a crazy response when they asked FBI agents on the Hillary Clinton email investigation why not. The agents´ primary excuse was to point to "the culture of mishandling classified information at the State Department which made the quantity of potential sources of evidence


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