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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

To re-up for downthemiddle
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Here’s the link to the FISA documents: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4614708/Carter-Page-FISA-Application.pdf
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Give me the page references that support your contention the FBI is framing Donald Trump.

Benevolus
Benevolus

The unanswered questions are piling up.
No response to refuting of the ‘Obama did nothing’ comment either.
So I think the way this works is, if you can’t defend your position in a reasonable amount of time, you lose.
So at this point, the ‘witch hunt’ freakout and the ‘Obama did nothing’ fantasy are settled law, if you will. Continuing to bring these memes to the conversation without some evidence would just make one look silly, and yes, stupid.
We can move on to other issues.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Maybe those Twitter accounts are being downgraded because they frequently spread and diseminate false information and fail to offer constructive conversation. . Asked why only conservative Republicans appear to be affected and not liberal Democrats, the spokesperson wrote: “I’d emphasize that our technology is based on account behavior not the content of Tweets.” Twitter directed VICE News to a May 15 blog post that explained the company’s new approach to combating “troll-like behaviors.” After making changes to its platform, the company said that “[t]he result is that people contributing to the healthy conversation will be more visible in conversations and… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/07/25/when-paul-ryan-leaves-government-the-federal-deficit-will-be-1-2-trillion-higher-than-when-he-arrived/
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When Paul Ryan became speaker after FY2015, the federal budget deficit was $439 billion. The OMB’s projected deficit this year: $890 billion. The OMB’s projected deficit next year: $1.1 trillion.
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Since Ryan joined Congress in 1999, the budget has gone from a $125 billion surplus to a $1.1 trillion deficit.
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And y’all wonder why I make fun of people that call Paul Ryan a policy wonk or a deficit hawk.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Hey, he wants to cut social security, Medicare, and Medicaid. But there’s tax cuts for the rich and increased military spending to deal with too.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Hey, I have something you can re-up! Hey did you ever reply to my question to you? What the hell has Trump been found guilty of? Go head big boy! Isnt that the center of the lies and abuse the year and a half to 2 years? All of the fake news BS! Where is the nonexistent collusion? Do we have to go through all of the collusion in the Hillary exoneration and the “Trumped Up” charges against Trump?! We already know the entire upper management of the FBI has been fired for abusing power if not out and out… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I asked you a question two days ago, homie. You answer that, I’ll answer yours.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I have already answered it! If half of the freaking FBI leadership has been fired over this biased instigation, how in the hell to you say the FISA warrant was not ill gotten? So if the whole bullshit investigation is over collusion, I am telling you to man up for a change and tell us what Trump did in terms of collusion? Any stinking evidence! You’ve have 1 1/2 years of the FBI, Justice Department, the Press, the DNC and even rhino republicans that hate him, so give at least a little kernel of something for God’s safe or shut… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Here’s the link, again: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4614708/Carter-Page-FISA-Application.pdf
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Give me the page references that prove your contention the FISA warrant was “ill gotten.”
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I’ve given you the primary source document… if you’re telling the truth, back it up.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Comey got fired because he wasn’t sufficiently loyal to Trump, and Trump has admitted this, and he didn’t really need a reason to fire him anyway, so to say his getting fired taints the ‘instigation’ is without merit. . There is zero evidence Strozk was less than professional in his work. All there is against him is some private text messages. He was fired because of the appearance of impartiality, not the actual thing.If he hadn’t been fired there would be criticism, so he was fired, and yet there is still criticism… by those grasping at straws. . Anyone else… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The circumstances surrounding Comey’s being fired are circumstantial evidence of collusion.

Noway2016
Noway2016

The whole investigation is about cullusion by Trump and his campaign!!!! Or obstruction, depending on y’alls manic desire to find anything!!

O_O
O_O

Yeah! It’s all a witch-hunt by “gobblers” to look for is’s to micro-examine! Or, maybe, it’s “to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election” like the document appointing the special counsel spells out.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/967231/download

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

What is this “half of FBI senior leadership” who you say was fired?

McCabe wasn’t fired over the “instigation”. Comey was fired by Trump for reasons that changed based on what day it was and what was showing on “Fox and Friends”.

Did you eat leaded paint as a child?

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

So, Cohen says Trump knew about the Russia meeting before it happened. That would be COLLUSION. Its also going to be a big problem for #TeamTrump.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

2 years? Pffffft.
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Benghazi 11 Sept 2012
End of seventh investigation 28 June 2016
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There’s two more years and six more investigations left on the clock.
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And the clock on what is to be done when the investigation is completed and findings released hasn’t even started.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Two from one of my favorites, Ed Burmila: . Headline – The Republican Congress Isn’t Even Pretending to Do Its Job: It’s much easier to let judges and appointees do the unpopular work of stripping workers of their rights, outlawing abortion, and running the administrative state into the ground. . https://www.thenation.com/article/republican-congress-isnt-even-pretending-job/ . “It is almost inconceivable that in the seven-plus years since the ACA was passed, nobody in the universe of American conservatism—the GOP, interest groups, allied think tanks, the right-wing media—thought to write an actual ACA alternative bill a future GOP president could sign into law. Other than the… Read more »

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Haha, go away DTM. You are such a tool.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Wanted to move this portion of “downthemiddle”‘s comment in the Legislative Black Caucus thread, since it wasn’t germane to that thread’s original discussion: . Are you dullards saying this reduction in tariffs, which are indeed taxes, is NOT GOOD?! So why don’t you thank Trump for getting this done? Why didn’t Obama do at least SOMETHING about this other than voting “PRESENT” as he so often did as president? Looks like Trump’s RESET button with the EU actually worked for eveyrone. AND we are teaming up together against the biggest abuser China. . Obama did plenty about tariff reduction with… Read more »

xdog
xdog

My congressman Jody Hice is a co-sponsor of the Meadows-Jordan resolution to impeach Rosenstein. Hice et al want a second special counsel. They want a dump of all documents and communications with FISC relating to Carter Page or any other person associated with Trump campaign or administration. They don’t like redactions. They think Mueller’s investigation is too broad. They claim the FBI never noted that the Steele memo resulted from political opposition research. The resolution accuses others of dishonesty in failing to disclose information. In fact, the resolution itself is dishonest in failing to disclose what has been disclosed to… Read more »

Caroline
Caroline

Jody Hice is your congressman? All I can say is I’m sorry.

Gregs
Gregs

Maybe Clay Tippins has some tapes on the preacher.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I have never seen a bigger bunch of gobblers in my life! I ask one little question about all of the blowhards telling us how terrible Trump is and how much collusion was involved in the election… And not one of you can name a single thing. If I were you guys I’d be embarrassed! How do you get called out and have nothing to reply? Literally nothing! Now I’m sure you can come up with something… So why don’t y’all get together and collude and see if one of you can come up with something that Trump did! Please… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So are you going to answer my question or not? I’m still waiting on you to actually cite to some evidence.
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As I’ve said – multiple times now – I’ll answer whatever questions you want once you answer mine. Seeing as I posed the question to you first, it seems only fair.
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If you’re so convinced you’re right, it shouldn’t be difficult for you to go through the FISA application and find numerous examples to support the assertion the FISA warrant was ill-gotten. I’ve got no clue why you’re still stalling over 36 hours later.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You think holding your breath till you turn blue might help!? You are such a child. You get schooled and pummeled every day by every conservative on here. You’re going to hold on to some definition you hope to get in the hopes you can micro-examine what you might consider to be a mistake. You’re like Clinton and the meaning of “is” is. A true troll.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’ll accept an answer from any of your various accounts.
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The ball is in your court, demonstrate why folks should take you seriously.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Uh dude, I answered your questions twice. You might not like the answer but I made the effort. You on the other hand… Most of us are intelligent enough to see that you have offered nothing! So are you going honor us with something Trump did that was related to “collusion” in the last election or not! It is .not a hard question…or you going to continue to sound like an obtuse sniveling snowflake that just runs his mouth? You have been railing about Trump since the first day I happened on this blog…is it asking too much to back… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Mueller will provide whatever he finds- whether it’s evidence or lack of it.
Whenever he wants.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I asked you to provide page references from the FISA applications to demonstrate your accusation that the warrants were “ill gotten.”
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You haven’t done that in the slightest. You’ve just copy-pasted your previous rants about the Mueller investigation.
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Are you acknowledging that there’s nothing untoward about the FISA applications?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The attorney in you is showing. That’s a good thing.

Benevolus
Benevolus

It would make just as much sense to say that the cops should stop investigating Kasim Reed’s expenses since they haven’t charged him with anything yet.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Also, it’s not like the investigation has produced nothing. Go ask Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort. Cohen also seems to be in a world of hurt.

I don’t get all the ranting and raving about Mueller. If Trump has nothing to hide, then why not let this play out?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Investigation.
It’s a real word that you can look up.

The results will be revealed in time.
They may even disclose the entirety of evidence for the FISA warrant.
In 2019, maybe early 2020.
Until then, it’s never a good idea to put all your eggs into one basket.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Michael Cohen confirms Trump knew about the Russia meeting ahead of time to get dirt on HRC…there’s your collusion, boy.
Just dropped tonight

Caroline
Caroline

Yes, collusion dropped last night.

chamblee54
chamblee54

I got in a discussion on facebook with some supporters of Stacey Abrams. There is a possibility that they will disrupt appearances by Brian Kemp. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/politically-relevant/

Noway2016
Noway2016

Actually, I’d be surprised if they didn’t!! RESIST!!!! They got nothing else…

Gregs
Gregs

They better be careful because Kemp has already demonstrated his wrecklessness. If he would point a shotgun at Jake can you imagine what he might do to an Abrams supporter?

Gregs
Gregs

And Trump will pay for a lawyer for anyone who beats up a protester at a Kemp rally, just like he did when he ran.

Noway2016
Noway2016

He didn’t point the shotgun at Jake. It was pointed off to Jake’s left. But don’t let that disrupt The Narrative. If this is what Stacey is also gonna be saying, she’s in for a 10 point defeat.

Gregs
Gregs

Your comment might make sense if I accused him of aiming a shotgun but I didn’t and your retort misses the mark by a long shot if you get my drift.

Noway2016
Noway2016

55-45!!! LMAO!!!

Gregs
Gregs

Good to see you have asense of humor.

alpha male
alpha male

Kemp better be careful because if Abrams notices his shotgun she will probably attempt to confiscate and outlaw it.

Gregs
Gregs

If he’s pointing it at teenage boys shouldn’t it be taken away? He obviously deranged. I mean if he wanted to get rid of the boy why didn’t he pull down his pants and rub his naked behind against him?

chamblee54
chamblee54

How do you know that he didn’t?

Gregs
Gregs

You are so right. I only hope Borat or Micheal Cohen can get these out takes. He needs to be caught with a live boy or a dead girl for the MAGA cult to abandon him. On second thought, that won’t sway any votes in the base.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

What, as a private citizen?

MikeSilver
MikeSilver

I’m hoping you told them that is a very bad idea because its disrespectful.

chamblee54
chamblee54

There have been two more comments on facebook.
Did you just call us pigs in your horribly designed blog
Kemp is a s***headed r****t who engages in overt voter suppression I really don’t think you get to tell people how to treat him

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It some point, but not this election, old white guys aren’t going to matter. A disadvantage of this Dem version of the Tea Party is that Dems won’t be able to govern either in that environment.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Jim Jordan running for Speaker. Great news for folks on the Hill looking for someone to look the other way on sexual assault.

Caroline
Caroline

Why not? The GOP is still operating under rules set by a convicted pedophile.

Gregs
Gregs

It’s called the “hastert” rule.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Too bad he will only be able to run for Minority Leader.

armanidog
armanidog

How long does an IRS audit take? https://www.cnn.com/2016/05/11/politics/donald-trump-tax-returns/index.html May 2016: “CNN)Donald Trump said Wednesday that he plans to release his taxes when an IRS audit is completed, despite telling the Associated Press the previous day that he would not release his tax documents. “In interview I told @AP that my taxes are under routine audit and I would release my tax returns when audit is complete, not after election!” the real estate mogul tweeted Wednesday, after Trump’s critics, including Mitt Romney and other Republicans, who have urged Trump to make his tax returns available. In interview I told @AP that… Read more »

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence

Noway, DTM, and ACP, I want to change the subject a little to see if you can find some common ground.

Can you all agree that the general role of government is to promote the welfare of the society as a whole by protecting people from threats both foreign and domestic?

Benevolus
Benevolus

If TGM said it, then yesss!!!! LOL!!
You’ve been powned!!11!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m not looking for common ground, I’m looking for someone to answer a relatively straightforward question and to back up their ranting and raving with some actual, tangible evidence.
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To your question, yes.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Oh look, he fixed 1/3 of the issue… VICTORY! said no soy bean farmer in the Midwest.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-26/europe-s-vow-to-buy-more-u-s-soy-won-t-make-up-for-china-losses

Ellynn
Ellynn
Caroline
Caroline

News tonight is that Trump approved the meeting with the Russians where Don Jr. et al were conspiring against America with the Russians. Sounds like criminal conspiracy.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

COLLUSION!!!
lol