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February 27, 2019

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D

Matt;
You are hilarious!

Extraneus

CNN Panel: Cohen Lied When He Told Congress He Never Wanted White House Job

D

Cavuto :
Covering President Trump on Fox Business.
I am steamed !
My Days Of our Lives soap opera is also not on.

Extraneus

Schumer: McConnell’s Decision to Vote on Green New Deal Is a ‘Sham’

"I heard Leader McConnell knocking the Green New Deal," Schumer said during a speech on the Senate floor. "I would ask the leader—and we're going to keep asking him, and every Republican in this chamber—what they would do about climate change, about global warming. So Leader McConnell, do you believe that climate change, global warming, is real? Yes or no? Second, do you believe that climate change, global warming, is caused by humans? And three, do you believe that Congress should take immediate action to deal with the problem?"

Schumer said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Republican lawmakers were playing meaningless "games" by bringing the Democrat-backed resolution to a vote.

"This is not a debate. It's a diversion. It's a sham," he said.

:-)

D

New Dem Rep from California brings up Felix Sater?
Why?

Marlene

Oh geez,AOC is on this committee. She hasn't asked questions yet.

D

Ext:
Schumer chooses to live by the climate change hoax.
Now he must vote and die by it.

D

Marlene:
That AOC is on the committee is actually good news.
She will be clown herself and show how dumb this hearing is.

henry

New OKeefe: inside FB.

https://twitter.com/jamesokeefeiii/status/1100766476288569344?s=21

Texas Liberty Gal

Too bad Hillary - looks like Joe is going to go for it.

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/02/26/report-hillary-wondering-theres-opening-2020-field/

Buckeye

1) Cohen has to be asking himself WTF was I thinking?

2) Jim Jordan is the quintessential Ahia "regular guy":)

D

Ext:
When you have lost Tapper and Dana Bash...

James D.


7 out of 10 millennials cannot afford to get married or buy a house because of student loan debt.

Single people are more likely to vote Democrat
Renters are more likely to vote Democrat
People who feel economically insecure and that they have no control over their own future are more likely to vote Democrat

Is it any coincidence that the Democrats have pushed for years education policies to produce more people like that?

D

TLG:
Excellent article.
Hillary is all washed up but doesn’t know it yet.
Biden was cheated out of running in 2016 by Hussen Obama and Hillary.
She is getting her just desserts.

rse

A'mom-

Growing Early Mindsets. https://www.mindsetworks.com/programs/gem

D

Lanny Davis looks sick to his stomach.
This is not going as planned.
Dummy Cohen just admitted talking to Schiff about topics to discuss at hearing.
Not time or place, topics.

Captain Hate

2) Jim Jordan is the quintessential Ahia "regular guy":)

Then there's Governor Mike DeRINO pulling a Voinovich level bait and switch of raising gas taxes upon which I don't recall one campaign promise.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Transgender atheletes to be allowed to compete as the other sex in the Olympics WITHOUT having gender reassignment surgery

per Daily Mail... I can't get the link to embed and publish.

Buckeye

1)Elijah Cumming should asking himself WTF was I thinking, but of course he won't.

daddy

Hi, RG! Great to see you stopping by.

Anybody know how many bathroom breaks Schiff has taken today?

Good Morning!

Marlene

Who is this Higgins guy? He's awesome.

James D.

Why I do not trust police, prosecutors or elected officials, part 11,357;

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/02/26/california-keeps-a-secret-list-of-criminal-cops-but-says-you-cant-have-it/

henry

Julie Kelly

Gaetz gets pummeled yesterday for a dumb tweet but Cohen just admitted he discussed his testimony with Schiff. Witness tampering or nah?

Buckeye

Then there's Governor Mike DeRINO pulling a Voinovich level bait and switch of raising gas taxes upon which I don't recall one campaign promise.

Gee, do you suppose some Ahia contractors have been courting him?

Householder said that if DeWine pushes the gas tax increase, he will push an income tax decrease.

Maybe I should forget the Ferrari and get a Tesla:)

Excuse me while I puke on my shoes)

henry

Smollett’s lawyer Monica is sitting next to Lanny (per Chitown Lurker)

henry

Monico

Captain Hate

What if there are no other candidates promoting Trump's MAGA agenda that are non-Establishment outsiders who have tons of money and are not reliant and controlled by billionaire donors like the Koch brothers, Adelson, etc?

I'll make that decision when it happens but I'm not voting for any more RINO establishment tools ever again. If it's Mutt Rombley versus some commiecrat I'll just leave it blank. They've gone too the lesser of two evils well one time too many, particularly with the tantrums the Rear Admiral and other spank interests of Nifong Junior have pulled.

MissMarple2

I am back! Unloaded a bunch of stuff at Goodwill, bought some small groceries, mailed a bill, and made it home.

Dogs are happy because I bought TREATS!

Rush on car radio was really slamming the dems. Had a caller from Columbus, Indiana who voted for Trump simply because he was not Hillary, but now she is 100% in support of him, is impressed because he gets stuff done, and she is PROUD of him!

MissMarple2


Paul Sperry
‏ @paulsperry_
17s17 seconds ago

BREAKING: Cohen testified that he went over "topics" that Democrats would raise at today's hearing with lead anti-Trump attack dog, Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House intelligence committee. So the substance of his testimony was coordinated with the Democratic leadership
================================

Can the GOP file an ethics charge over this?

Extraneus

Virginia Legislature Thwarts Bloomberg’s AG Environmental Attorney Scheme

The Virginia General Assembly approved an amendment to the upcoming budget essentially thwarting an effort by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg that funded the salary of an environmental lawyer placed in the state's attorney general's office.

...

"The sole source of compensation paid to employees of the Office of the Attorney General for performing legal services on behalf of the Commonwealth shall be from the appropriations provided under this act," the amendment read.

D

Cohen actually said there was a conversation between an elevator operator and. Trump employee to base his accusations on.
You cannot make this up.
That Trump tweet:
Russia if you are listening wrt Hillary’s missing emails..

daddy

Rush in hour 2 doing a nice job showing how when Cohen says he has big news that he knew in mid July 2016 that some Hillary E-Mails would be leaked, Assange of Wikileaks had already made a public statement a month earlier, in June of 2016, that he would leak some of Hillary Clinton's e-mails.

Rush says Mark Meadow's has already determined that Cohen has already lied to him today in the Hearing and If I heard Rush correctly Meadows has already issued some sort of paperwork to authorities to bring charges against Cohen for this new lie he made today.

Les Nessman

If millennials can't afford to move out of moms basement I guess they can't afford getting married.
Of course, all it takes is the cost of the license if they eschew the stupid $25k receptionpalooza.
But that's crazy talk.

jimmyk

Transgender atheletes to be allowed to compete as the other sex in the Olympics WITHOUT having gender reassignment surgery

So those East German "women" swimmers were just ahead of their time?

What a joke. I wonder how Katie Ledecky feels about this? After all the work she's put in, she might not medal in 2020 because of some guys putting on a women's swimsuits?

What kind of guy would have so little dignity as to do this, anyway?

Porchlight

7 out of 10 millennials cannot afford to get married or buy a house because of student loan debt.

Please, they're all shacking up, just make it legal, skip the expensive wedding (I did) and have an official two-income household. Then save up for a home. You might have to stop eating out or have only one car or cancel cable or forego the new iPhone. YOU MIGHT EVEN HAVE TO GO LIVE IN A SMALLER TOWN or SUBURB INSTEAD OF AN EXPENSIVE CITY

Porchlight

What kind of guy would have so little dignity as to do this, anyway?

There is obviously something seriously wrong with them any way you slice it.

They either think they're female, or don't care, as long as they can win Olympic medals.

MissMarple2

daddy,

You heard Rush correctly:


Paul Sperry
‏ @paulsperry_
2h2 hours ago

BREAKING: Rep. Meadows has entered referral for criminal investigation of Cohen for violating Foreign Agents Registration Act for lobbying on behalf of Kazakhstan and other foreign entities without registering as required under the federal law

jimmyk

Exactly, Porch. "Affordability" is entirely subjective, a matter of priorities.

jimmyk

I should say, *almost* entirely subjective. I know that I objectively can't afford that $240 million house that was just bought on Central Park South.

MissMarple2

And straight from the source:


Mark Meadows
‏Verified account @RepMarkMeadows
38m38 minutes ago

I just entered a referral for criminal investigation of Michael Cohen, who violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act by illegally lobbying on behalf of foreign entities without registering

Cohen talks about "blind loyalty." His real blind loyalty? It's to the almighty dollar.
=======================

Meadows isn't fooling around. Boy, I wish he was the majority leader instead of McCarthy!

MissMarple2

How we know this hearing is going bad for the dems:


Chad Pergram
‏Verified account @ChadPergram

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee on if she’s watching the Cohen hearing:
It’s on, but I’m doing other things. I think he has a credibility problem.

Texas Liberty Gal

More Mark Meadows awesomeness

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/27/mark-meadows-brings-in-former-trump-staffer-to-ref/

MissMarple2

Thanks, TLG!

I wondered why she was there. Somebody on Twitter spotted her.

The Infamous Ignatz

The lesser of two evils is still evil, no?

anonamom

I am fairly certain there are other Americans besides myself who can't quite believe Cohen is testifying today because he is so distressed by the lack of civility in this country.

The Infamous Ignatz

The International Olympic Smollet Committee.

They just tied a noose around their own neck.

Account Deleted

Extraneus's 1:42 is good news.

a reminder from Oct. 2018 - "The fate of the program in Virginia is uncertain. Hayes announced in a December 2017 press release that the office of Attorney General Mark Herring was awarded a grant and “will soon hire” a Bloomberg-funded fellow. But that hasn’t happened yet."...

"Bloomberg donated more than $2 million to Herring’s 2017 re-election campaign via two political groups Bloomberg controls and through a personal contribution."...

** That would be AG Mark 'Blackface' Herring.**

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2018/10/09/bloomberg_funds_green_work_of_democrat_state_attorneys_offices.html

Threadkiller

Shortly after Meadows made it clear that the charges of racism won't ever pass a smell test Cohen asked for a recess. During the recess Stephanopoulos had his panel of dolts on to explain how well the hearing was going. Fat Bastard Christy was adamant that the Republicans were doing a terrible job. His main beef was that the Republicans aren't defending Trump. Instead they are only attacking Cohen.

Did Fat Bastard not see Meadows rip the racist crap to pieces? Of course he did.

henry

Ah, Chicago. Note from Chitown Lurker:

Sitting down?

Ald. Ed Burke wins his primary, 87% counted & at 55%.

henry

TK, Fat Bastard must have a new beach chair with his name on it on the SS Cuck.

Porchlight

The lesser of two evils is still evil, no?

That was what a lot of our Conservative Betters told us when they said we ought to vote third party in 2016, or not vote at all.

anonamom

Poor Michael--maybe he's afraid he'll be harrassed and driven out of restaurants?? Like people w MAGA hats, or serving in the current administration are?

Or have the IRS sicced on him.

Oh wait--those are things Ds do to the opposition.

D

Black congresswoman starts out by playing the race card.
I had to turn it off.
For the last time:
None of you are victims and no you don’t get reparations because you were never slaves.

daddy

So Cohen met with Cummings, Schif, and Lanny Davis before the Hearing to discuss their collective Testimony strategy---how is that different than Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch meeting on the Phoenix Tarmac? Sounds like the exact same playbook to me

MissMarple2


Shem Horne
‏ @Shem_Infinite
13s14 seconds ago

Michael Cohen was facing 70 years in prison but is only going to prison for 3 years. In case anyone was wondering what type of reasons he would have to slander Trump on live TV.

Old Lurker

Maryrose "...Right now we have justice delayed..."

A nit, Maryrose...but the word "delayed" implies it is happening in the future.

Until shown evidence to the contrary, I don't think anybody intends to deliver justice to all the bad people in the Obama-Clinton camps.

I do not think Barr is going to deliver it, either.

Hope I'm wrong as always.

GUS

SS BULWARK.

Jane

Don't forget, the only reason tuitions have skyrocketed is because the government took over student loans. Colleges suddenly had no problem getting enough students at any cost.

Porchlight

The left thinks Cohen is owning the GOP reps today.

D

Daddy:
It is exactly the same thing.
Today we learned 2 things:
Cohen was coached by the Dems before hearing , much like Blasey/Ford.
Meadows has Cohen dead to rights on his non- registration.
Can they bring charges after he gets out of jail in these new charges.
Let us add on more jail time.
He is a rat fink after all.
Imagine what the Mob would do with him.

Jack is Back!

Jim Jordan put Cummings in a headlock today with that opening statement, I don’t care if Cohen wasn’t given a chance to respond. He would lie then like he always does. Fake witness indeed.

D

OL:
I am not quite there yet.
I guess because I feel justice should prevail that I remain optimistic.
I don’t any big punishments will be handed down.
I do want them openly disgraced and revealed as the criminals they are to wake up the slumbering masses to how they have been fooled by these dishonest people.
Term limits are the answer in Congress.
Too many corruption temptations.

Pinandpuller

Sodomites out of the closet don't shop at Wal Mart.

D

Porch:
They have to believe that because Mueller’s report is going to be a bust just like this hearing.
By the way a lawyer said Schiff has no power to subpoena Mueller without DOJ permission and can’t get the report either.
Schiff is blowing smoke as usual.

Pinandpuller

You know Lanny Davis is a Clinton confidant because he hasn't accidentally shot himself in the back of the head three times on some railroad tracks.

daddy

My transcript this minute of what Katherine Herridge is saying during the break (I missed most of the Hearing so far)

Herridge: ...I want to draw attention to 2 key pieces of testimony that suggest that ongoing Legal exposure for President Trump, and both of those events grow out of events in the SDNY and not Russia Collusion.

The First has to do with the raid on Cohen's Business and hi apartment in April of 2018. This has to do with the eventual banking pleas for Bank and Tax Fraud , as well as Campaign Finance violations. Cohen testified today that he was specifically instructed by the US Atty in the SDNY not to talk about his conversations with the President after that raid...

The Second ...also out of the SDNY, are these checks that Cohen presented to Congress today. Both checks Cohen says were written to him in 2017 by President Trump and they were installments, part of these "Hush Money" payments to Stormy Daniels, after she alleged an affair with the President. The President has denied having an affair with Stormy Daniels...

So on Russia Collusion what Cohen has testified to is that he had a lot of suspicions, but no direct evidence of coordination between the Trump Campaign and Russian Officials...
====================================


Katherine used a lot more words but it strikes me as a big nothing-burger. Thought it interesting that Cohen's potential 70 years in Prison has been whittled down to 3 years in Prison. Hopefully Mark Meadows can get an extension to that with his efforts started today..


Buckeye

Elijah Cummings is waaaay over his skis today.

Can anyone think of a group that is more prejudicial than black congresscritters??

Pinandpuller

Andrea Tarantula seemed more like The Girl Next Door than Kimberly. Marrying Gruesome Newsome voids her warranty.

henry

Buckeye, easy: the MSM.

daddy

Love how Rush is saying that Lindsay Graham has made the following point---Rush says Cohen presented as an "Optic" a check from Trump signed for $35,000, supposedly to pay off Stormy. Lindsay says that unless you are Jussie Smollett you usually don't write a check if you are trying to commit a crime, so keep that in mind when considering Cohen's "Optic." Somebody should be able to find Lindsay's tweet.

daddy

Jim Jordan will be on FOX special Report at 6 PM Eastern tonight---I think that is Brett's Show.

daddy

Naturally Chris Wallace used the word "Explosive" in describing the Testimony today from Cohen. "The most "Explosive" part of Cohen's Testimony...

GUS

When did non-diclosure agreements become HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS?

Jack is Back!

Earlier Rush noted that if Cohen has a smoking gun then why wasn't it brought forward before, and if he has presented to Cummings or Schiff, then how come it wasn't leak with is their tendency. IOWs, this is a nothingberger without a bun, lettuce and/or tomato.

Pinandpuller

Ivanka would close all the prisons and turn them into day care centers. Then while the criminals were 'wilding' she'd send all our kids to destroy the ME and flood us with refugees and terrorists.

D

Daddy. : Yes and I will be watching.
He owned Cohen and showed Cummings to be the partisan hack that he is

D

Expanding gun buyer background checks is winning in the House with 76 Repubs voting for it.

GUS

PATHETIC BALL-LESS RINO SQUISHES.

They will never learn.

Jack is Back!

We have a uniparty Congress, a uniparty SCOTUS, and a man standing alone, using his fighting skills developed in NYC real estate and construction.

Since I can relate to him avocationally, I am going with the constructor and not the destructors.

anonamom

Suggestion--make a contribution today as a thank you to Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, and Rep Carol Miller, all of whom did outstanding jobs today in the hearing to illustrate what a total POS Michael Cohen is.

Old Lurker

Gus "PATHETIC BALL-LESS RINO SQUISHES.

They will never learn."

They are what they are, Gus. A goldfish can never learn to be a shark, and, like Rhino Squishes, they don't even want to be. It is our mistake to think we can change that in them.

daddy

McCarthy to Dana Perino:

Perino: (as to the Wikileaks phone call Cohen says he heard)
Roger Stone sent out 1 line "Michael Cohen is lying."

McCarthy: 2 things to bear in mind with everything that Cohen has to say. We are not hearing anything today that he has not already told the 2 sets of Prosecutor, both SDNY and Mueller's Prosecutors. I would note that in the Roger Stone indictment there is a whole story about Wikileaks and DNC E-mail dumps and later the Podesta E-Mail dump. The story that Cohen is telling to my mind does not square up with what Mueller has in his indictment.

According to Mueller's indictment, days after the DNC leak happened you had conversations between Stone and Jerome Corsi in which he says to him "we have to figure out a way to get to Assange because I understand there may be another disclosure of E-mails and it relates to the Clinton Foundation." Now if Stone had a way to contact Assange directly by phone and was aware of what it was that Wikileaks had and was going to put out, there would be no reason for him to be working with somebody days after the DNC hack to say "How are we going to get in touch with Assange and we have to figure out what he has, and if it's the Clinton Foundation stuff?" It seems to me that whatever Cohen's story today is, and it's obviously sensational and "explosive," and its grabbing peoples attention, understand he told this story to both the SDNY and to Mueller. Not only did they not incorporate it in the Stone indictment, what is in the Stone indictment is actually inconsistent with his (Cohen's) story.
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anonamom

Gus--I used exactly the same descriptor (ball less) in a text to my son today, telling him what he was missing.

GUS

Trump has sped up the inevitible FULL COMMIE.
These motherfuckers are off their rockers. The slow drip was stopped in it's tracks.
The words...."How about FUCK YOU", were said loud and clear by POTUS DJT. The likes of SCHEMING SCHUMER, PELOSI, CUMMDRIPPINGS etc are STUNNED.
The idea that CONGRESS can stop a POTUS from declaring a NATIONAL EMERGENCY after over 1O FUCKING MILLION invaders have entered via our Southern border is absurd.
Now the FULL COMMIE HORDE is saddling up to ride the MORONIC TANTRUM of non-existant CATASTROPHIC MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE. Schumer sounded like a pussy trying to make a case that he has all along been an advocate of BANKRUPTING US/U.S. to save the planet.
What have these BASTARDS and BARTENDERS suggested the "END" will look like in 12 years. IT'S FUCKING ABSURD.

Extraneus

I do not think Barr is going to deliver it, either.

Hope I'm wrong as always.

If you're right, it must be that Trump doesn't want him to. (I hope you're wrong, too.)

sbwaters

From the last thread: Merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life.

Okay, buster, list the proper criteria and how to decide who gets to judge.

Credentialed morons.

Extraneus

So what if Stone wanted to know what Assange had, or even if he did know? So what? How is that a crime?

GUS

Anonamom, and OL.
God bless both of you. I mean it.

daddy

"Pot" Chris Wallace on "Kettle" Michael Cohen:

"When he talked to me Cohen was cheeky and combative."

GUS

Chris Wallace found Cohen Cheeky.
I find Wallace BALL-LESS and SMUG.

Old Lurker

Hi Ext, yes, I appreciate that Trump might in fact be behind the stand down order on all the missing prosecutions. As more prosecutions that have not been (publically) pursued pile up, that Trump is behind it becomes more and more likely. By this late into the term, that is the most likely explanation.

Old Lurker

Back at ya, Gus.

Pinandpuller

Why is Van Jones speaking at CPAC? Didn't they agonize over then candidate Trump?

sbwaters

Mrs. sbw update: Minor back surgery yesterday successful. Cleaned out a nerve channel leaving the spine. No more sharp screwdriver chronic pain in the back or down the leg. Out of the hospital. Resting comfortably.

The end, we hope, of seven months that started when she plopped into the back seat of a small taxi at JFK, hitting the metal wheel well. Yay!

daddy

Here's Jim Jordan's opening 5 minutes linked again since it was so damn good.

Pinandpuller

Are you saying that Cohen set the table for Elijah?

Pinandpuller


I'm announcing my candidacy for Hair Club for Men President

Dave (in MA)

Great news, sbw.

henry

@pzf

BREAKING: Washington, D.C., Attorney General Racine has reportedly subpoenaed documents from the Trump inaugural committee

Pinandpuller

This looks suspiciously like a Cricket Bail and Wicket

A staggering 1.12-million-square-meter megastructure is expected to open in the Chinese city of Chongqing later this year.
It will consist of eight skyscrapers connected by a gigantic sky bridge.
Known as Raffles City Chongqing’s ninth ‘horizontal skyscraper’, the sky bridge, or ‘The Crystal’, is said to be one of the world’s highest.
It is 300 meters in length, 32.5 meters wide, and 26.5 meters high.
The construction is nestled above four of the 250-meter skyscrapers and links two adjacent towers by cantilevered bridges.
At night, it transforms into a giant light beam, illuminating the sky with a rousing light show.

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