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November 07, 2018

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Dave (in MA)
Here's the video of Acosta getting physical with the aide handing around the microphone.
WOAH. The FULL LEWANDOWSKI. He should have been put down on the ground by SS.
Eye Doctor .

Tommy boy

Are Huber and Horowitz going to save the day? LOL

Extraneus

If I were in charge, there would be no more handing out of microphones to these people. They'd have to come up to the stationary mic once recognized, and that woman would have a button to turn off the mic when their turn is over.

derwill

Apparently there’s a good chance that the new Speaker will not be Pelosi but rather Maxine Waters. If nothing else the next two years could get really entertaining—in a watching a train wreck kind of way.

Bernardi Dr la paz

Miss 'socialize the corporation's teh horror.

Dave (in MA)
NBC News@NBCNews BREAKING: White House aide grabs and tries to physically remove a microphone from CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta during a contentious exchange with President Trump at a news conference.
Frau Indianerherz

"WOAH. The FULL LEWANDOWSKI. He should have been put down on the ground by SS."
FiFY Dave (in MA)

At the least, Senor "Machismo" Acosta should have a lengthy time out period from even being in the WH press room and mandatory anger management training. He is giving Hispanic men a bad name.

anonamom

POTUS just accepted Jeff Session's resignation per Fox, which was requested by POTUS this am

henry

CNBC Now @CNBCnow
17s

BREAKING: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out.

Ralph L

82% Gillum

That's shockingly low. Does he have a white wife or something?

anonamom

I think every R rep should vote for Maxine for Speaker.

Ralph L

don't wear white!

It's after Labor Day, she won't.

maryrose

Sessions resigns!

Extraneus

There goes a fair portion of the 4D theory.

maryrose

Anonamom and Henry:
Thanks for the information.

maryrose

Acosta is a certified thug.
Terminate him from the Press room indefinitely.

lurkersusie

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well....

henry

Apparently Sessions is replaced by his Chief of Staff, whoever that is.

Porchlight

Well, I really respect and like Sessions as you all know. Good chance Trump might never have been elected without him.

But it's Trump's call. If it's time, it's time. Thank you AG Sessions.

Gloves appear to be off now. :)

Barbara

I have to wonder if we would even have a country if after a battle with mixed results and many losses General George Washington said, "Okay. That's it. I'm outta here! I'm going home to Mount Vernon."

Jane

Sessions resigns

anonamom

I tweeted him my thanks for his service. He's at

@jeffsessions


He wrote a most gracious resignation letter.
Class act.

henry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Whitaker_(lawyer)

Whitaker was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President George W. Bush.

hoyden

Jane on prev thread, "Trump hands Jim Acosta his ass."

I hope he was wearing gloves on a ten foot pole.
Back to catchup.

Miss Marple


HowardKurtz
‏Verified account @HowardKurtz
34s35 seconds ago

OK, there's no debate. The Jeff Sessions letter says "at your request, I am submitting my resignation"


cathyf, Here's your answer.

Porchlight

I don't have a Twitter account, anonamom, but thank you so much for doing that.

JimNorCal

matt: "the Left just took their best shot. $2 billion worth and an incredibly energized base of haters."

I bet if anyone searched diligently they'd find Russia, China and some EU countries found ways to help the Dems.

Extraneus

We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States.

Well that's interesting. Who knew he could bypass Rosenstein?

maryrose

Scott Walker concedes.
I love that the Sessions resignation stamps on the news that the Dems have retaken the House.

narciso

Whitaker is the tell, that rosenstein is next.

Eye Doctor .

Tommy boy?

jimmyk

There goes a fair portion of the 4D theory.

You misunderestimate 4D theory. It can be twisted to fit any fact. Just wait.

henry

So is Mueller now reporting to an unrecused Whitaker?

Extraneus

Was Whitaker approved by the Senate for his current position? I thought that was a requirement to be acting in a Cabinet role, like the current acting EPA secretary.

Eye Doctor .

Yes, and so is Rosenstein

henry

Ah, CNBC thinks so:

CNBC Now @CNBCnow
1m

MORE: New acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will oversee Mueller probe

Miss Marple

Good question, henry!

cathyf on iPhone

Sessions being asked to resign doesn’t really help... The people committing crimes are still there and continue to obstruct justice.

Now if the new acting AG cleans house, maybe that helps. But I think somebody needs to be prosecuted, too.

Extraneus

I agree, Porch. The gloves are off.

derwill

So is the kraken finally going to be released? More to the point, is there even a kraken?

Asking for a friend.

narciso

Its a minefield Cathy f, he needs flexibility to fire mueller,

JimNorCal

Jus' getting it all out there :) :)

Extraneus

S&P up 1.9%

NASDAQ up 2.3%

narciso

He was apoointes last September, was a public critic of Mueller's method.

maryrose

Ext:
Ding dong 4D is dead.
Hidden, ulterior plan revealed as hokum.
No foolproof plan to hold the House.
Kabuki theater only in some people’s imagination.
Left on the table and the field:
Wiretapping, FIDA warrants illegally obtained,
False dossier paid for by Clinton, emails of a plan to take down Trump and stop him from winning and then upend his presidency.
No warrants for arrest, no perp walks, no indictments of Dem
Stock market loves the midterm results.
My sweetest moment:
Take down of 4 Dem senators because of their egregious vote against Kavanaugh.
Revenge is sweet.
Not calling that Georgia Governor race - the low point.

JohnS

OK, so the argument that Trump would not declassify before the midterms because he would be charged with obstruction is now history, and Sessions is out. The other problem with declassification was that our "allies" would be compromised. I say, let them. Let's see the evidence!!

Porchlight

Notice: no leaks.

derwill

Seriously, I think Trump just went on the offensive against muh Russia. And he’s got two months to get it going. The Dems have to wait until January and by then who knows how much the kraken (if there is one) will have changed the narrative.

Porchlight

It seems obvious to me that the delay in declassification was entirely political/electoral.

Decks are now cleared post-midterms.

Extraneus

Sarah Sanders should accuse Acosta of assault now. Yes, the aide tried to grab the mic, but she didn't touch Acosta. He clearly toughed her in an aggressive manner.

Fair is fair.

JimNorCal

New

Pinandpuller

Sessions out. New thread?

maryrose

Renacci failed Senate candidate blaming Kasich for dividing state Repubs and not enough money from Repub Senate committee.
The Republican Senator Cory Gardner do d a bang up job of securing 4 Dem seats to pad our majority.

Miss Marple

I can't verify if this is accurate. I CAN verify that it will be investigated and if it IS accurate, illegal votes will be tossed out and wrongdoers will be prosecuted. #txlege #tcot #PJNEThttps://t.co/CdrhV8YonH via @gatewaypundit

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 6, 2018

Project Veritas video at link.

anonamom

You misunderestimate 4D theory. It can be twisted to fit any fact. Just wait.

That is what 4D is---flexible. Very flexible.
Not subjected to the usual rules.
Right???

The Sessions resignation sure changes the subject from the MSM's "Big Win."

maryrose

Somebody needs to be prosecuted too” by Cathyf
From your lips to God’s ears.

maryrose

Anonamom:
It sure does.
Poor Dems: foiled again!

maryrose

Jimmyk:
You are hilarious!

Captain Hate

All of a sudden StealthJeff isn't such a good handle.

Time for RG to show up. Confession is good for the soul.

Harry

I hope I am wrong about everything and this is not a national suicide. But Acosta and the other journalists in the White House press corp are the kind of kids who grew up thinking they were the smartest in school until the nerdiest kid won a scholarship to MIT or Harvard, and they got one to Missouri or Columbia Journalism School.

The MIT kid goes on to invent a cure for cancer, and the journalist goes on to assault a press aide in the White House.

Kevlar Kid

love your JOM de plume there, Frau! :D

Jane

LOL Harry!

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