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Paul Manafort was wiretapped during the campaign

September 18, 2017

  Back in March Donald Trump made the claim, via Twitter, that his campaign was wiretapped. Here are the tweets:

  This was met by scorn, ridicule, and consternation by the left, which claimed he had no proof and was making it up. Newsweek went so far as to claim this was false because the FBI said so. Here is more:

The document is the first time the Department of Justice has officially denied the substance of the Tweets. Former FBI Director James Comey had already denied that the FBI ever wiretapped Trump. 

“Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets.” the filing states.

  Today CNN has confirmed in this article that the Trump campaign,  former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, was indeed wiretapped during and after the campaign. Here is more:

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.

Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.

  It looks like Donald Trump was right after all.

  The question is, was it justified? CNN cites three unnamed sources, two of which cautioned the evidence of Russian collusion is not conclusive.

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Nancy Pelosi shouted down by DACA protesters at DREAM Act event

September 18, 2017

  According to this story, Nancy Pelosi and a couple of other Democrats attended an event to promote the DREAM Act earlier today:

Pelosi and fellow Democratic California Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman were scheduled to speak about the legislation, which would provide a path to legal status to people approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age.

  But it did not go as planned: Nancy Pelosi was basically booed off the stage by protesters. Naturally you would think these protesters must have been either Nazis, white nationals, racists, or white supremacists–using the terms the mainstream media is using to portray anyone who does not agree with the Democrats–but you would be wrong. She was booed off the stage by illegal immigrants.

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The Senate takes up Obamacare repeal legislation…again

September 18, 2017

  Senate Republicans are working on another plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and they are claiming at this point they only need one or two more votes…sound familiar?

  Here is more:

A last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace ObamaCare is gaining steam, suggesting lawmakers could face another vote on ending the former president’s signature law later this month.

Supporters do not have the 50 votes necessary to pass the bill yet, but pressure is growing on Republicans to back the measure, which could replace much of ObamaCare with block grants for states.

“Congress has 12 days to say ‘yes’ to Graham-Cassidy. It’s time for them to get the job done,” he said, referring to the bill’s two main co-sponsors, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).

  The reason the Congress only has 12 days to pass this legislation is because they are hoping to use the budget reconciliation process to pass the legislation with a simple majority vote, after that time it would take 60 votes to pass–unless the Republicans go nuclear.

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Dianne Feinstein says there is no evidence Jared Kushner helped the Russians purchase Facebook ads

September 17, 2017

  You would not know this by watching the mainstream media but Mark Zuckerberg has come under a little scrutiny lately after it was revealed Facebook was accepting advertisements on Facebook during the 2016 campaign which were purchased by the Russians.

  CNN actually decided to cover this story this morning, however Dana Bash tried to link the Facebook scandal to Jared Kushner during an interview with Dianne Feinstein. She was having none of it:

     Not only did Dianne Feinstein say there was no evidence for Jared Kushner helping the Russians place ads on Facebook she also said, and I paraphrase, everybody has to be careful of what they say because nobody wants to be wrong.

  I think she is referring to both the politicians and the media: in a way she was calling out people like Dana Bash for speculating on an issue without any proof, as she obviously did here, in an attempt to push a narrative.

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Sunday, September 17th open thread: ‘Beer’

September 17, 2017

 open-thread Here is the open thread for Sunday, September 17th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

  Last week we discussed 9 stories, did you miss any of them? If so there is an easy way to make sure it does not happen again. I understand that all of you are busy and cannot always find the time to check the blog for updates so why not subscribe to America’s Watchtower and receive email updates whenever I write a new post? That is the easiest way to follow the blog to ensure you never miss another post.

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  Here is the Ska band Reel Big Fish performing “Beer” live after a couple of false (fake news?) intros:

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Liberals attack Donald Trump for letting an 11 year old mow part of the White House lawn

September 16, 2017

 You have probably heard the story by now: 11 year old Frank Giaccio wrote a letter to the President stating that he is a budding entrepreneur who started his own lawn mowing business in his neighborhood to make a few dollars. He offered to mow the White House lawn for free and Donald Trump agreed to let him mow a portion of the lawn. Yesterday the President made good on that promise and then invited Frank Giaccio into the Oval Office.

  I suppose if you wanted to be critical of this you could say this was nothing more than a photo-op, which of course it was, but some liberals took it way beyond that by attacking Donald Trump on Twitter for violating child labor laws.

  Here are some of the tweets:

  There was much more but you get the idea. The ironic part is that I was joking with a couple of people about the left reacting this way and then they did! They have lost their minds…

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Hillary Clinton’s 43 excuses for losing the 2016 election

September 14, 2017

  To be honest I do not feel like writing anything tonight so I am going to take the easy way out. Gregg Jarrett wrote an article today in which he listed 43 excuses Hillary Clinton has used for losing the 2016 election. You can read that article here.

  Here are all of her excuses to date, however her book tour is just beginning so we might be adding to this list before all is said and done:

  1. Sexism
  2. Racism
  3. Misogyny
  4. Xenophobia
  5. Suburban women
  6. James Comey
  7. FBI
  8. Russians
  9. Vladimir Putin
  10. WikiLeaks
  11. DNC
  12. Barack Obama
  13. Joe Biden
  14. Bernie Sanders
  15. Anthony Weiner
  16. Electoral College
  17. Polling Data
  18. Cable News
  19. New York Times
  20. Fake News
  21. Bots
  22. Facebook
  23. Twitter
  24. Netflix
  25. TV Executives
  26. ‘Anti-American forces’
  27. Democrat documentaries
  28. Low information voters
  29. People wanting change
  30. People who assumed she’d win
  31. Republican Party
  32. “Content farms in Macedonia’
  33. Infowars
  34. Goosefer
  35. DC Leaks
  36. Jill Stein
  37. Steve Bannon
  38. Voter ID laws
  39. Chief Justice John Roberts
  40. KS Sec. of State, Kris Kobach
  41. Citizens United
  42. Colluding Trump officials
  43. Benghazi

  Some of the excuses should be combined in my opinion so the number should be slightly lower, however she neglected to include herself, her corruption, her unlikability, her mismanaged campaign, or her being untrustworthy. These are the real factors but she is blaming everybody but herself.

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