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Rep. Mark Meadows catches James Comey pushing ‘long-ago-debunked’ lie about Steele dossier

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 23:07

It seems like every time James Comey opens his mouth, he further undermines his own legacy as FBI director.

As Twitchy told you, an exchange with Rep. Trey Gowdy during yesterday’s questioning regarding Comey’s definition of “private conversation” lent credence to the theory that Comey’s just a super-shady guy. This isn’t likely to help salvage what’s left of his shaky reputation:

Comey does not inspire confidence when he continues to falsely claim that Republicans were involved in the Steele dossier pic.twitter.com/oiYZFWYeUp

— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) December 18, 2018

Ugh. Sigh. How many times must we go through this? As we — and many others — have pointed out on numerous occasions, the Washington Free Beacon ended its relationship with Fusion GPS long before Christopher Steele came into the picture.

Depressing that this long-ago-debunked tale continues to live on. https://t.co/jxBiMpfHf3

— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 18, 2018

Speaking of depressing, think seeing Comey’s remark in context will make him look better? Nope. Rep. Mark Meadows posted more of the exchange, and it’s pretty clear that Comey’s not good at much except burying himself:

I asked Director Comey about who paid for the dossier. His response:

1) Republicans paid for it — (Republicans did not pay for it)
2) "Who cares?"

Yes, this is an FBI Director apparently not caring to know who paid for information used to surveil Americans with a FISA warrant. pic.twitter.com/N7KdEqNxYp

— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) December 18, 2018

Yeesh. Does Comey honestly believe he’s doing himself any favors here?

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‘Do-over’? Martha McSally selected for Arizona open Senate seat once held by John McCain

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 15:47

Breaking news out of Arizona where we’re seeing multiple reports that Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has selected Republican Martha McSally, who just lost her race for the U.S. Senate to Dem Kyrsten Sinema, to fill the state’s open seat once held by John McCain:

BREAKING: @RepMcSally was selected to fill the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain. Here's what we know:https://t.co/9XBhaMo72c

— azcentral – politics (@azcpolitics) December 18, 2018

A “do-over”?

#AZSEN It's @RepMcSally … She gets a do-over of sorts. =>> https://t.co/dZYlUC6lbF

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) December 18, 2018

Confirmation from Gov. Ducey:

I’m grateful to @RepMcSally for taking on the great responsibility of representing #Arizona in the U.S. Senate. I look forward to working with her and Senator-Elect @kyrstensinema to get positive things done.

— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) December 18, 2018

The pick does make some sense:

I think @MarthaMcSally is the fairest option for @dougducey to pick for #AZSen. He must choose a Republican. She won the GOP primary with more than 50 percent. She barely lost the general. The voters got their 1st choice in @kyrstensinema with McSally they get their 2nd choice.

— Tim Steller (@senyorreporter) December 14, 2018

McSally will have to defend the seat in a 2020 special election ahead of the seat’s regularly scheduled 2022 election:

My husband’s greatest legacy was placing service to AZ & USA ahead of his own self-interest. I respect @dougducey's decision to appoint @RepMcSally to fill the remainder of his term. Arizonans will be pulling for her, hoping that she will follow his example of selfless leadership

— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) December 18, 2018

Can she hold it?

Ducey had his frustrations with McSally. But in the end, he viewed her as the best bet to hold the seat. https://t.co/P9sFVd6Xc6

— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) December 18, 2018

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Circular firing squad at CNN continues as Oliver Darcy criticizes Chris Cuomo over Kellyanne Conway interview

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 13:39

LOL.

CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy called out CNN anchor Chris Cuomo because he had the temerity to interview Kellyanne Conway for his show:

CNN's Oliver Darcy Criticizes Cuomo-Kellyanne Interview: 'Not Sure What Purpose That Serves The Viewer' https://t.co/VpuCyvvITl pic.twitter.com/ldEm5wZDQf

— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) December 16, 2018

From Contemptor:

“If Kellyanne wanted to come on and have a genuine discussion about policy that was rooted in facts, I think that would be one thing,” Darcy noted. “But it’s very clear that when she does come on, she’s aiming to deflect, she’s deceiving the audience. She’s spreading misinformation. And I think that’s the problem.”

He said that he could see Cuomo’s point that he “wants to share the other side” and the White House can’t answer some of the pressing questions of the day, but Darcy felt there were other ways to go about it.

“He could show and play audio of the president contradicting himself,” the CNN reporter stated. “There are ways that you can illustrate to the audience that the White House has no good questions for the pressing issues. A 40-minute sparring back and forth with Kellyanne Conway? I’m not sure what purpose that serves the viewer.”

Video here:

.@oliverdarcy says if Kellyanne Conway wanted to come on CNN and have genuine discussions rooted in facts, that would be one thing. "But it’s very clear that when she does come on she’s aiming to deflect, she’s deceiving the audience, she’s spreading misinformation…" pic.twitter.com/VS3ce2INbG

— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) December 16, 2018

Is this a format change for the network where we’ll see the anchors and writers wage war on each other? If so, more please:

FIGHT! CNN anchors Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo spar over inviting Kellyanne Conway to speak on CNN. https://t.co/pFxTPYmeZe pic.twitter.com/Spy0k8ybBB

— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) December 16, 2018

Let them fight!

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AWKWARD! Chris Cuomo calls Don Lemon ‘petty & small’ for what he WOULDN’T have done if he were Obama https://t.co/Z7Y3KgyYAu

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 6, 2018

OMG is he CRYING?! Max Boot’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad panel interview with Don Lemon is ALL CRINGE (video) https://t.co/h1ZW6hdiMU

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 27, 2018

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LIFE FINDS A WAY: Great Barrier Reef somehow adapting to global warming

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 13:20

Cancel the coral-bleaching apocalypse as it looks like life has somehow found a way to adapt to temperature increases, you know, just like life on the planet has done for the past 500 million years or so:

Good news! https://t.co/XWuixkW7s0

— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) December 16, 2018

Life finds a way:

After ocean temperatures surged in 2016 around the Great Barrier Reef, causing severe damage, researchers found that the corals that survived were more resistant to another period of extreme warmth the following year.https://t.co/6RKpFpjrVU

— Earthwatch (@earthwatch_org) December 16, 2018

But there’s a “price” for this resilience, of course:

The Great Barrier Reef is becoming more heat-resistant—at a price https://t.co/wmk2RKaoQr pic.twitter.com/wioAdHlTaS

— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) December 16, 2018

We’re willing to bet that the fish will figure this one out just like the corals did. From Gizmodo:

While it’s heartening that not all corals are equally doomed in our warming world, it’s also crucial to note that not all corals play the same ecological role. As Hughes and his colleagues noted in a paper out earlier this year, the Great Barrier Reef is fast becoming a “highly altered, degraded system” as the corals that provide the most nooks and crannies to shelter reef fish vanish.

Oh, and in other unexpected coral news, scientists discovered the organisms thriving at much deeper depths which means there’s a vast store of live animals available to replenish those that have been killed off at the surface:

Not sure what to make of this but seems interesting: "Numerous Great Barrier Reef coral species are found living in the deep ocean" https://t.co/gDgUO3DMyZ

— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) December 15, 2018

Science, unsettled. Again.

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Newly elected GOP congressman Dan Crenshaw challenges President Trump over his criticism of SNL

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 03:28

Earlier today President Donald Trump tweeted that “NBC and Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live” should be challenged in court and questioned if what he considers one-sided commentary on his administration and himself is legal:

A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live. It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018

Enter newly elected GOP congressman Dan Crenshaw replied back with this 100% true statement on the importance of the First Amendment and why the president is wrong:

Yes, the media deliberately misleads and spins. It’s legal, and it needs to remain legal. The 1st Amendment is the backbone of American exceptionalism. https://t.co/arNwbQsZgL

— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) December 17, 2018

Well said, indeed:

This ⬇ https://t.co/b8QxRmPRjX

— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) December 17, 2018

Well said Congressman-Elect. https://t.co/VxZM98mz1F

— Matt Krause (@RepMattKrause) December 17, 2018

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'Such. A. Bad*ss.' What Dan Crenshaw's got hidden behind that eye patch is 'cool as hell' [pic] https://t.co/TpFpD9p0TE

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 5, 2018

‘I think I’m in love’! Rep-elect Dan Crenshaw’s skewering of media snowflakes ‘was a nuke from the heavens’ https://t.co/DCzjLr2fmh

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 20, 2018

The Left has NO ANSWER for Dan Crenshaw's very simple question about how Trump 'undermines democracy' https://t.co/4bXczHr78i pic.twitter.com/TwkQXRTNsw

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 19, 2018

This was actually REALLY GOOD! WATCH SNL and Pete Davidson apologize to Dan Crenshaw (who was hilarious) https://t.co/djypo3DoXF

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 11, 2018

 

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Why you got Trump: Democrat Sen. suggests her OWN party is racist, sexist because of the polls

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 21:10

New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is bothered by the fact that the three leaders in the latest Democratic presidential nomination poll are white men.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, asked by Van Jones if she was bothered the top 3 in the national poll were white men, flatly said "yes"

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) December 16, 2018

Two weeks ago, she was telling Dems that their “future is female” and now that has apparently morphed into female and not white.

Yet Gillibrand is White. https://t.co/F7NOL3lGap

— Deli Clerk (@SonofDecatur) December 16, 2018

Shhhh.

It’s almost as if they haven’t learned anything https://t.co/ut3rxcLhhO

— Jeremiah Poff (@JJ_Poff) December 15, 2018

They can’t help but go back and back and back to identity politics. It’s all they know.

It's so funny to me that liberals care more about race and gender rather than the ideas someone has and the policies they want to pursue https://t.co/I2b4BKQWjL

— Zach (@ZFed116) December 15, 2018

One would have thought that 2016 would’ve been a wake-up call for them on this.

How about we worry simply about whether or not we can win this time out?! https://t.co/RnSEB2p739

— Deborah NYC (@DebsWorldNY) December 15, 2018

Then again.

Good. I hope Al Franken decides to run in 2020. https://t.co/HuAuelrrE5

— CloreenBaconskin (@CloreenBacNSkin) December 15, 2018

Quick question for Gillibrand:  If the Democrat nominee does end up being Bernie, Beto, Joe or another white guy, is she going to pull her support?

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Arrogant MUCH? Michelle Obama delivers the word from on high about the intelligence level at ‘powerful tables’

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 20:43

Michelle Obama feels the need to remind everyone that she has been to “every powerful table you can think of.”

Oh, and she finds the intelligence level at those tables to be … meh.

Michelle Obama: "I have been at every powerful table you can think of…They are not that smart" https://t.co/5q8r4iEQ1r pic.twitter.com/w9NT4SPA5L

— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 16, 2018

Her full quote:

“I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of, I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the U.N.: They are not that smart.”

She didn’t even use a qualifier. Apparently, she really thinks they are all just a bunch of idiots.

Her husband said the same thing about 2 weeks ago. They really believe they’re the smartest people in any room they’ve ever set foot in. https://t.co/GU62qaX9Bx

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 16, 2018

Aren’t we thankful that we have Michelle Obama to tell the rest of us about what goes on at the big tables and how dumb prominent people are?

Not sure about her intellect, but if it’s half as much as her arrogance and smugness, she’s a freaking genius.

— Irish Fan (@sjenk26) December 16, 2018

And that is why none of you are qualified to run other people’s lives, so leave us alone

— Lostmyleggins (@lostmyleggins) December 16, 2018

Breaking: Michelle Obama thinks tables are powerful, but not very smart. https://t.co/v0Hycwp2gb

— Dave’s Christmas Cheer (@someguymusing) December 16, 2018

The 2020 debate between Mrs. Obama and Trump about who has been to bigger tables is going to be epic.

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NIGHTMARE: Bernie and AOC, tell us more about socialism while looking at this line for a LOAF OF BREAD in Cuba

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 20:02

This is the line in Cuba for a loaf of bread.

A loaf of bread.

VIDEO: Cubans line up at bakeries across Havana, waiting hours for a loaf of bread, a basic good that has become hard to find after some important mills broke down on the island resulting in a shortage of flour pic.twitter.com/VUaEp09ylN

— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 15, 2018

Shall we hear more from American socialists about how wonderful things would be if socialism ruled?

This is the future liberals want for you. https://t.co/BmEUQkgi87

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 16, 2018

Income equality. https://t.co/sGKbMVOXXD

— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) December 16, 2018

Socialism. Has. Never. Worked.

Whatever could possibly be the problem here? https://t.co/LiHRkCi2jB

— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) December 16, 2018

"It’s funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, that people are lining up for food. That is a good thing!" – @BernieSanders https://t.co/orIrKtWZua

— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) December 16, 2018

And this is exactly the kind of government that the new face of the Democratic Party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and one of the two Democratic front-runners for the party’s presidential nomination in 2020, Bernie Sanders, want to implement.

This is a good thing, @SenSanders https://t.co/aavTRHaPOr

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 16, 2018

OcasioCare is gonna be great. https://t.co/iEAJKNx6th

— Nathan Wurtzel (slight return) (@NathanWurtzel) December 16, 2018

What could go wrong?

If only they had Michael Moore there to remind them of their free healthcare while they wait in line for bread https://t.co/iKWslaoRgg

— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) December 16, 2018

Nothing is free, and one of the biggest falsehoods promulgated by the Left is that in a more socialist system, nobody would have to pay for anything.

The reality is that in a socialist society, everybody has to pay and in more than just money.

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It’s a MIRACLE! James Comey suddenly has a memory again when it comes to the GOP and Trump

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 18:30

Former FBI director James Comey wants Republicans to speak up for the FBI, the “rule of law” and the truth.

This is from the President of our country, lying about the lawful execution of a search warrant issued by a federal judge. Shame on Republicans who don’t speak up at this moment — for the FBI, the rule of law, and the truth. pic.twitter.com/c5dhQBnmyi

— James Comey (@Comey) December 16, 2018

The irony is palpable.

Hey @Comey. You are the last person I want to hear a lecture from. https://t.co/yOrrs0X1J1

— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) December 16, 2018

Does he have any self-awareness?

You disgraced the FBI. Go away. https://t.co/eIVePNs3Dp

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 16, 2018

Someone sounds nervous https://t.co/zVryQJW0Fv

— Joe (@Joe431990) December 16, 2018

Of course, when it comes to his time as head of the nation’s leading investigative agency, we know what Comey has to say…

“I don’t know.”

“I don’t remember.”

“I can’t recall.”

All of a sudden Comey found his "memory" lol.
Scramble buddy buddy https://t.co/mg6AYfBFd3

— finnlucadad (@terravibes) December 16, 2018

It’s a miracle.

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VIDEO – Fan picks a fight with mascot and HE should be the one hiding his face!

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 18:21

Dude, he’s the mascot of a HOCKEY TEAM – what did you expect to happen?!

Friday night at the United Center the Chicago Blackhawks suffered a tough loss in overtime to the Winnipeg Jets, but for one fan he suffered embarassment during another type of loss. In the concourse of the UC a post-game scuffle occured with a fan and a Blackhawks employee.

This was not a concession stand dispute, or an argument with seat ushers. One attendee apparently had a problem with Tommy Hawk, the avian mascot of the team and it was captured on video. And it did not go well for the fan. Tommy managed a body slam, some punches, and a headlock before disentangling with his attacker.

Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk was attacked at the United Center by a fan, @madkenney reports. https://t.co/SxfFKvmeXd pic.twitter.com/ljlYDrmb4T

— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) December 16, 2018

Police on the scene confirmed the mascot had been initially assaulted, by a male estimated to be 18-20 years old. No one was brought into custody, and that seems understandable. After that kind of blackbird beatdown in front of a crowd it would have been best to disappear as quickly as you can.

I’m impressed the head stayed on

— SINISTAR (@SINI5TAR) December 16, 2018

stick tap for Tommy

— Alderman Hopkins (@AldermanHopkins) December 16, 2018

At least someone with that organization has some fight in them…

— livmatrix23 (@livmatrix) December 16, 2018

Yea, it has been a tough season already on the lake

 

..just what your city needs….more violence

— cameron keith lowes (@camster02813) December 16, 2018

The references were swift, and accurate.

pic.twitter.com/k5QTV0NmLX

— Jason (@jayhup) December 16, 2018

pic.twitter.com/Mga7FW5QP1

— Blake Hunter Yagman (@blakeyagman) December 16, 2018

https://t.co/hxkNgInNBB

— Prune Tracy (@IgnitionJReilly) December 16, 2018

Some may expect he gets 5-for-fighting, but really he needs a 5 game suspension for sheer humiliation.

If this guy ever does resurface and he has thoughts of suing the teaam there is someone he should call immediately.

 

I'm just going to throw this out there in case there is a lawsuit…. pic.twitter.com/5zBA9yyPwe

— 34inXXIII (@34inXXIII) December 16, 2018

 

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She HAD to be dropped on her head! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim about US healthcare is RIDICULOUS even for her

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 16:42

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was doing her part to make sure millennials were getting suckered into the disaster that is Obamacare like a good little socialist Democrat. Hey, at least she admitted this crap is expensive:

Reminder to my fellow millennials to get your act together & buy insurance before tonight’s deadline.

Is open enrollment a pain? Yes.
Is it expensive? Yes.
But it’s WAY better than being uninsured (been there) & reason enough to fight for #MedicareForAll.https://t.co/iDaqb0sD6u

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 15, 2018

Medicare For All.

Sure.

She continued:

It’s important to be honest about the fact that US healthcare is terrible and lags far behind the modern world.

The good news: #MedicareForAll can save the US $5.1 trillion over a decade while drastically cutting working-class Americans’ health spending. https://t.co/1apOChG5BG

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 15, 2018

US healthcare is terrible? DAFUQ is she talking about?! People from all over the world come to the United States for their healthcare. And sorry, but why would she say healthcare sucks in America and then push for the govt. to provide it for everyone?

We think she might be confused between healthcare and health INSURANCE, but hey, we wouldn’t want her to think we’re picking on her for being dense now, would we?

Redo math Sister. US not lag behind rest of world. Research more instead of vomiting out wrong data. Ins. Healthcare reimbursement, for big 5 Ins co’s, is “based” on current Medicare reimbursements. We’ve have had this Medicare like benefit since the 1990’s

— anne kathleen sully (@SullyKathleen) December 16, 2018

More Arrogance and ignorance from Cortez. healthcare and medical insurance coverage are two different things.

— Gary W Lovins (@GaryLovins) December 16, 2018

Maybe we need to break out the puppets and crayons.

U S health care is second to none. The opportunities for improvement lie in cost and delivery.

— John T Kemper (@kemperjohnt) December 16, 2018

You're completely wrong, the US has the best healthcare in the world – it's the health INSURANCE that is the real problem with the US system, not the quality of care.

— Rik Thibodeau (@RikThib) December 15, 2018

That. ^

Be careful, your ignorance is showing. The best healthcare in the world exists in the United States, we just happen to be a gigantic, highly diverse country compared to Norway or Japan. Also, control for the fact that we all eat bacon every morning.

— Project Friday (@ProjectFridayFM) December 16, 2018

When is it not showing?

Oh we know, we’re so mean. Boo freakin’ hoo.

Who’s paying for it genius?

— Beth Roldan (@BethRoldan2) December 16, 2018

A bunch of faceless, rich, mean people.

Duh.

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‘WHERE is Flynn’s original 302?!’ Kimberley Strassel RIPS Comey’s testimony and the Deep State apart even MORE and WOW

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 15:44

Kimberley Strassel once again has wrapped up what is happening with the Flynn case in a few simple tweets so the rest of us can follow along. No shame in it, so much of what we’re hearing about with these multiple investigations reads a lot like stereo instructions written backward in Japanese.

Fascinating that the 302 referenced in the Flynn filing is actually an August interview of Peter Strzok–recounting the Flynn meeting. Though this raises the question… where is the original Flynn 302? Did special counsel file it to judge?

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) December 14, 2018

Fascinating indeed.

National Review has a pretty stellar write up on this as well:

To my eye, the situation is even more disturbing than the press reporting suggests. It appears that there is no 302 of the Flynn interview. The 302 dated August 22, 2017, which Mueller submitted to the court, documents an interview of Peter Strzok, not of Flynn. It appears that this interview of Strzok took place on July 19, notes of the interview were drafted the next day (July 20), and the 302 was approved and entered into the FBI’s files on August 22. The question obviously arises: Where is the Flynn 302? FBI procedures would have called for a report within a few days of the interview. It is not that there wasn’t one for seven months. For now, it looks like none has been produced at all.

What the HECK, right?!

Back to Strassel’s tweets though.

The Strzok interview specifically says he was "primarily responsible for taking notes and writing the FD-302" after the Flynn meeting.

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) December 14, 2018

Strzok.

Of course.

1) So this is what @Comey told the House last week about agents who interviewed Flynn: "the conclusion of the investigators was he was obviously lying…"

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) December 14, 2018

Who was obviously lying?

2) And here is what the Strzok 302 just filed to Judge Sullivan says: Both agents "had the impression at the time that Flynn was not lying or did not think he was lying."
So remind me again so many folk treat everything @Comey says as gospel truth?

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) December 14, 2018

Oh, Comey … no wonder he claimed not to remember anything.

Agents say they didn't think lied. Also, McCabe memo has a redacted line that makes it sound as if Flynn tells McCabe that he knows there are likely transcripts of his talks with ambassador. So why lie?

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) December 14, 2018

We’re starting to think there was the biggest case of CYA ever going on with these people.

Something stinks in Denmark.

Sounds like it was a very confused conversation. Definitely not indictable.

— Dick Reed (@Salt5792) December 15, 2018

Heck, we’re confused and we’re just reading about it.

The corrupt Obama DOJ developed an "insurance policy" to invalidate a legally elected president. #ReleaseTheDocuments Keep investigating the crimes committed by the Obama Administration. Hopefully the judge will stand tall for General Flynn.

— Joseph Merritt (@Joseph_Merritt) December 16, 2018

Release the documents.

Agreed.

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‘Your hubris is stunning’! Sen. Chris Murphy rushes to slam GOP over potential lost health plans, trips HARD over Obama

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 15:25

A federal judge has ruled that key parts of the Affordable Care Act are unconstitutional. The Obamacare law will remain intact pending appeal, but Democrats like Sen. Chris Murphy are already warning about people losing the plans they currently have:

20 Republican AGs brought this suit, supported by Trump.

Tonight, they are celebrating that 20 million of you might have just lost your health care.

My god. https://t.co/PeMJ0li0ib

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) December 15, 2018

Self-awareness takes another holiday!

Seriously? You guys took away our health care plans when you passed Obamacare. I became a Republican because of that. Your hubris is stunning. https://t.co/ToqCAJAP2V

— Alexis In NH (@AlexisinNH) December 15, 2018

As a member of the House, Murphy voted for passage of the ACA, which resulted in millions losing their plans and then-President Obama being awarded the 2013 “Lie of the Year” distinction for the promise of “if you like your plan you can keep it.”

rich isn't it – obamacare wrecked our healthcare

— papertiguer (@papertiguer) December 15, 2018

20 million got bamboozled by Obama. That’s the real story.

— tupesterz (@tupesterz) December 15, 2018

If the judge’s ruling is upheld, the bottom line is that the Dems rammed through a law that was unconstitutional, not that the MSM will take that angle.

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Who didn’t see THIS coming? Ezra Klein uses O-care news to spell out what Dems have in mind ‘next time they hold power’

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 14:31

As we told you yesterday, a federal judge has ruled that key parts of the Affordable Care Act are unconstitutional, but the Obamacare law will remain in place pending appeal of the ruling. Vox’s Ezra Klein predicted the Democrats’ next step:

I don't think this kind of nonsense is going to kill the Affordable Care Act. But the continued assault on Obamacare is very much why Democrats are going to pass some version of Medicare-for-All next time they hold power.

— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) December 15, 2018

Did anybody not see that coming? As a matter of fact, that move has already been telegraphed:

This was always going to be the endgame for Obamacare and a million righties said so in 2010 https://t.co/OeZSFsxGS4

— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) December 15, 2018

"Democrats will have to pass fully socialized medicine because Republicans haven't gone along with the last few steps toward fully socialized medicine" – scumbags who swore up & down that no, of COURSE the next step after Obamacare wouldn't be fully socialized medicine https://t.co/oSoekPMWAE

— Jason Hart (@jasonahart) December 15, 2018

It’s not like the next attempted step wasn’t made abundantly clear.

Also, court rulings are to be celebrated, unless they’re not:

Never called “nonsense” – immigration rulings by lower court circuit judges on 9th https://t.co/K1xAcLSEvi

— Just Brad (@bradcundiff) December 15, 2018

Go figure!

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IMPEACHMENT FAIL: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aims for Lindsey Graham, ZINGS Bill Clinton by accident

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 13:59

Celebrity Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter Friday night in an attempt to dunk on Sen. Lindsey Graham after he said, “I’m fine with Trump ‘lying about sex.'”

Ocasio-Cortez fired back, “Didn’t he impeach Bill Clinton over the same thing?”

Didn’t he impeach Bill Clinton over the same thing? https://t.co/FOP9Q3iIDW

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 14, 2018

Um, no. No he DID NOT. As the Daily Beast article she linked to clearly shows:

From there, Trump’s most loyal servant in the Senate compared the president’s lies about whether or not he paid to keep women silent about their alleged affairs to President Bill Clinton’s lies about having “sexual relations” with Monica Lewinsky. “I voted against that article of impeachment, because I think most people, blindsided, would lie to protect their family,” Graham added. “Lying about sex wasn’t enough then for me and it’s not enough now.”

Or she could have just looked up the vote which took “less than a minute to find”:

This took me less than a minute to find.https://t.co/dsivIvM9JW

You had better hire some decent staff capable of research. https://t.co/PY5J99LYhT

— Nathan Wurtzel (slight return) (@NathanWurtzel) December 14, 2018

Here’s a helpful reminder for AOC:

No, Clinton was impeached after being accused of "lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice." https://t.co/xQ1r66OFdB https://t.co/fRCM5ByMEH

— Billy Hallowell (@BillyHallowell) December 14, 2018

But we do like where she’s going with this and MORE Dems should call out Bill for cheating on Hillary and lying about it:

Is the impeachment of Bill Clinton considered a good thing or a bad thing now? https://t.co/7AkhBNwppv

— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) December 14, 2018

Another reminder for her is that Dems had no problem trotting out Bill in 2016. So, which standard is it going to be? If Dems think they’re going to win this hypocrisy back-and-forth, they’re sadly mistaken:

Related reminder: Democrats won this argument. Every last person left in the party, and every public commentator, rejected Graham's position. 18 years later, they tried to bring the Clintons back. Recall that when they now embrace it. What he said then was right, and still is. https://t.co/RqS2aRD3hP

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) December 15, 2018

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'Oh sweetie, NO!!’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proves she STILL doesn’t get it with SLAM on Trump’s COS candidates https://t.co/EK4wiVSr72

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 15, 2018

WTF is she even talking about?! TFW Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks she’s bragging about millennials but she’s NOT https://t.co/KKpzD7NRGV

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 14, 2018

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Judge RIPS Washington Post reporter over ‘flippant’ joke during sentencing of fentanyl dealer

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 13:38

Judge T.S. Ellis III, who is in the news for presiding over the Paul Manafort trial, is also known by court insiders and watchers to be somewhat salty in the courtroom and will frequently “scold” attorneys arguing before him.

And he’s not above calling out members of the media as well, apparently.

Here’s Rachel Weiner of the Washington Post who got on Judge Ellis’ bad side when she, in her own words, “stupidly” joked with him in a back-and-forth while he was bashing the press for caring more about Manafort than the opioid crisis:

Today in Judge Ellis news — was in his courtroom for sentencing of a fentanyl dealer, an awful case: one girl he introduced to heroin died, another almost did. Ellis repeatedly complained that the press wasn't there, that they only come for the "titillating" political stuff …

— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) December 14, 2018

Finally, AUSA Jim Trump points out that there is a reporter in the room. So Ellis asks me to stand up and say why I'm there, I say I do think the story is important, and (stupidly) joke that I'm a little offended he didn't recognize me.

— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) December 14, 2018

Result: A two or three minute lecture on how I shouldn't be "flippant," when these victims' family members have spoken so powerfully, and that it's now my responsibility to do better in print. Anyway, now I can say I too have been yelled at by Judge Ellis.

— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) December 14, 2018

Ouch. But he does have a point on the press ignoring everything else that’s going on, no?

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The Washington Post will not let go of Melania Trump’s horrifying ‘nightmare forest’ https://t.co/0j5qpzHlxy

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 29, 2018

Can’t make it up: Washington Post frets that Medieval Times ‘still stuck in the Dark Ages’ https://t.co/5QHTmkiOzC

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 27, 2018

ICYMI==> The Ivanka Trump 'SCOOP' from the Washington Post was reported last year https://t.co/W1cWJP782G

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 20, 2018

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BUZZKILL: If you like your Obamacare, you’ll be keeping your Obamacare for the foreseeable future

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 03:51

Despite a federal judge ruling that key parts of Obamacare are unconstitutional, it appears that if you like your Obamacare you can keep your Obamacare for the foreseeable future:

*WHITE HOUSE: OBAMACARE LAW REMAINS IN PLACE PENDING APPEAL

— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) December 15, 2018

That's big. So here's the score: no injunction, no refusal to enforce, and the stage is set for an orderly appeal, where the red states will surely lose. Can't we all go to sleep now? https://t.co/OTDgbdatpr

— Nicholas Bagley (@nicholas_bagley) December 15, 2018

An explanation of the delay:

I'm getting a lot of questions about when the judge's opinion takes effect. Bottom line: nothing changes for now, and nothing will change for some time to come. Here's why.

— Nicholas Bagley (@nicholas_bagley) December 15, 2018

The judge entered a declaratory judgment, not an injunction. That means the Trump administration and the states are free to keep implementing the ACA. One district court judge's declaration doesn't bind the government nationwide.

— Nicholas Bagley (@nicholas_bagley) December 15, 2018

What's more, California is going to appeal this decision. And it'll probably seek a stay pending appeal out of an abundance of caution — though I don't think it technically needs to do so, since there's no injunction in place.

— Nicholas Bagley (@nicholas_bagley) December 15, 2018

Some court will enter a stay — probably Judge O'Connor himself, but failing that the Fifth Circuit or the Supreme Court. What's certain is that it's above the judge's pay grade to invalidate the entire ACA without any possibility of review.

— Nicholas Bagley (@nicholas_bagley) December 15, 2018

So breathe deeply. The Fifth Circuit is unlikely to take this frivolous case seriously, and the case will die without the Supreme Court having to intervene. In the meantime, the ACA will remain in effect.

— Nicholas Bagley (@nicholas_bagley) December 15, 2018

The wildcard here is the Trump administration, which has choices about how to respond. Will it keep enforcing, as it has been, while the case is still pending? That's my expectation. But if it throws a fit of pique and stops enforcing altogether, that could get ugly.

— Nicholas Bagley (@nicholas_bagley) December 15, 2018

Again, I don't think that's likely, and a competing lawsuit in Maryland might force the Trump administration to keep enforcing. In the meantime, the ACA remains intact, this insane decision notwithstanding. /fin

— Nicholas Bagley (@nicholas_bagley) December 15, 2018

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GUTTED: Federal judge rules key parts of Obamacare are unconstitutional https://t.co/ccilNpB7TI

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 15, 2018

Journo Christmas party interrupted by Obamacare ruling, but at least they still have beer [photos] https://t.co/c4FngEdqjE

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 15, 2018

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Journo Christmas party interrupted by Obamacare ruling, but at least they still have beer [photos]

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 03:37

Journos from Roll Call and CQ had their Christmas party ruined by the ruling tonight out of Texas that found key parts of Obamacare unconstitutional:

Everyone read/retweet this bc @MelMcIntire abandoned a full plate of food and glass of champagne to write it. https://t.co/i6Elq7qg0F

— Lauren Clason (@LaClason) December 15, 2018

What @MelMcIntire and the @cqnow @rollcall team have been up to during the @FiscalNote
holiday festivitieshttps://t.co/94WdMizewQ pic.twitter.com/aUsIolgNsA

— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) December 15, 2018

When Obamacare gets struck down during the company Christmas party pic.twitter.com/96bSFfhvib

— Bill Clark (@billclarkphotos) December 15, 2018

We never close: https://t.co/WeUlxxrcKy pic.twitter.com/p5lkEF6euv

— Jason Joseph Dick (@jasonjdick) December 15, 2018

LOL. Someone brought them beers:

When @ktullymcmanus @MelMcIntire and @nielslesniewski get caught up in #ACA news at the @FiscalNote holiday party https://t.co/qQgcaGrQbg pic.twitter.com/4qcbjy0bt2

— Thomas McKinless (@thomasmckinless) December 15, 2018

If you like your Christmas party, you CAN keep your Christmas party.

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GUTTED: Federal judge rules key parts of Obamacare are unconstitutional https://t.co/ccilNpB7TI

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 15, 2018

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: Blue checks are sharing MSNBC video of CBP agents pouring out water, don’t mention it happened under Obama

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 03:11

We’re starting to see this video from January from Chris Hayes’ show on MSNBC making the rounds, but yet again, the blue checks sharing it aren’t telling the entire story.

The clip shows how CBP agents routinely destroy water and other supplies left by aid groups for illegal immigrants crossing the desert. If you click the link, Hayes is crystal clear that the videos he’s showing are from 2010 – 2017, but in light of the recent tragedy where a young girl died in ICE custody, it’s, of course, being used as a cudgel against the Trump administration. You can clearly see the timestamp in this frame is from 2011:

For example, Jorge Silva, who was an aide to Harry Reid and on Hillary Clinton’s election staff, shared the video without including that this was common practice under the Obama administration:

Please re-watch this video shows border agents dumping water left for migrants. The water that was left in the desert by aid groups was left there so that people don't die of dehydration. CBP destroys the water jugs. https://t.co/Ammx8GKqxI via @msnbc

— Jorge_Silva (@Jorge_Silva) December 14, 2018

Actress Morgan Fairchild shared it as well:

Video shows border agents dumping water left for migrants https://t.co/F3wREIpBpN via @msnbc

— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) December 15, 2018

This is par for the course, however, and libs will not wait before choosing the narrative:

This is getting tiring. The clear implication here is that DHS did something wrong, but there is ZERO evidence of that so far. This is a real tragedy, but the little girl hadn’t eaten or drank anything for several days before she was taken into CBP custody. https://t.co/EQPzKP26oY

— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 15, 2018

You can argue that her dad had legit reasons for taking her on the dangerous journey from Guatemala and having her cross the border illegally, but that doesn’t change that it’s clear the journey is what caused her death.

— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 15, 2018

She was having seizures and had a 105 degree fever within a few hours of being in custody. She was taken into custody in a remote area. As soon as they got her to a border station w medical personnel, they got her medical treatment and airlifted her to a hospital.

— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 15, 2018

You can either blame the father for taking her on this journey or blame no one, but it’s despicable that the media is going out of their way to blame CBP when there is 0 evidence they did anything other than their jobs and try to save her life.

— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 15, 2018

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'Soooo glad you LOST!’ Conservatives LIGHT Hillary UP for exploiting death of 7-year-old migrant girl at the border https://t.co/PmCDED7ZBE

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 15, 2018

SPIN time! Sen. Jeff Merkley explains why these Dems were for a border barrier before they were against it (just GUESS) https://t.co/yNe8NFgVkO

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 14, 2018

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GUTTED: Federal judge rules key parts of Obamacare are unconstitutional

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 01:04

Happy Friday everyone!

*U.S. JUDGE RULES CORE PROVISIONS OF OBAMACARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

(via @TheTerminal)

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 15, 2018

BREAKING: Obamacare was gutted by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of U.S. residents https://t.co/64eMFPeDN9

— Bloomberg (@business) December 15, 2018

One of the provisions ruled unconstitutional included the mandate on preexisting conditions:

Federal judge appointed by George W. Bush sides with Texas in a Republican-led lawsuit to overturn core provisions of the ACA—including the preexisting condition protections—as unconstitutional.

The Trump administration backed the lawsuit in court.https://t.co/9CMfjiWUlz

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 15, 2018

This comes as the deadline to sign up for Obamacare is tomorrow:

Deadline to get Obamacare is Saturday-what you need to knowhttps://t.co/LLJp70Jlxr pic.twitter.com/qCCI5WNeAJ

— Local 33 News (@WVLALocal33) December 14, 2018

And now, chaos.

Update 1: Don’t get too attached to this ruling:

Distro court judge strikes down ACA, mangling multiple legal doctrines in the process. I doubt this opinion will survive appeal.

— Jonathan H. Adler (@jadler1969) December 15, 2018

Update 2: Nothing will happen right away?

If I'm reading this right, the court did not enjoin the government from enforcing the Affordable Care Act but instead issued a declaratory judgment that it is invalid and unenforceable. That means nothing happens immediately to the ACA as this case is inevitably appeals. pic.twitter.com/8mDwbnRYDZ

— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) December 15, 2018

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