Trump Consciousness



https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/20...-not-participate-in-sham-impeachment-hearing/

“As you know, your impeachment inquiry is completely baseless and has violated basic principles of due process and fundamental fairness,”​
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“House Democrats have wasted enough of America’s time with this charade,” ...“You should end this inquiry now and not waste even more time with additional hearings. Adopting articles of impeachment would be a reckless abuse of power by House Democrats, and would constitute the most unjust, highly partisan, and unconstitutional attempt at impeachment in our Nation’s history.”​
 
This is what happens when you lower business taxes and reduce government regulation. It's the most effective way to reduce poverty.
More propaganda. Please stop making absolute statements regarding assertions you can not prove. The commercial and academic population of economists do not agree upon what you stated as fact. Yes, there is evidence and a large group of economists who assert supply-side policies. There is a material body of evidence and economists who do not agree.

Just be intellectually honest and say its what you believe. Its the only way to even attempt to restore any credibility in this thread.
 
This is what happens when you lower business taxes and reduce government regulation. It's the most effective way to reduce poverty.

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/u-s-jobs-report-breaks-expectations-unemployment-at-50-year-low/

U.S. Jobs Report Breaks Expectations, Unemployment at 50-Year Low​
By ZACHARY EVANS​
December 6, 2019 10:39 AM​
The U.S. Labor Department’s jobs report released on Friday showed accelerated hiring and unemployment at a 50-year low.​
Employers added 266,000 jobs for the month of November, surging past expected gains and continuing growth from October, which saw 156,000 new hires.​
The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, the same as in September of this year and matching the lowest rate since 1969, according to the Labor Department’s report.​

 
Below is a link to Department of Justice Office Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the FBI's investigation of Trump. While there have been several FBI personnel who have already been fired for misconduct I think we will have to wait until we see what if any criminal prosecutions come out of John Durham's investigation to know whether anything is really going to be done about the situation.

https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf
Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation​

The Department of Justice Inspector General is responsible for reviewing actions of DOJ (including FBI) personnel and making recommendations on changing internal policies.

The prosecutor who is pursuing the criminal investigation released a statement indicating the scope of the criminal investigation is wider than the Inspector General's report and that he disagrees with some of the conclusions of the report.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/statement-us-attorney-john-h-durham
Statement of U.S. Attorney John H. Durham​
“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff. However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.​


US Attorney General William Barr, the cabinet official who heads the Department of Justice, released this statement:

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/stat...rr-inspector-generals-report-review-four-fisa
Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Inspector General's Report of the Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation​
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The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration. In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.​
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With respect to DOJ personnel discussed in the report, the Department will follow all appropriate processes and procedures, including as to any potential disciplinary action."​
I am not a lawyer but it is my understanding that misleading the FISA court, omitting exculpatory facts, and ignoring facts showing the unreliability of their source would be crimes.
 
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/politics/susan-gordon-trump-intel-briefings/index.html
One of President Donald Trump's most common responses to intelligence briefings is to doubt what he's being told, former Deputy Director of Intelligence Susan Gordon said Tuesday.​
Gordon, an intelligence veteran of more than 30 years, said Monday that Trump had two typical responses to briefings.​
"One, 'I don't think that's true,'" Gordon told the Women's Foreign Policy Group.​
"The one is 'I'm not sure I believe that,'" Gordon continued, "and the other is the second order and third order effects. 'Why is that true? Why are we there? Why is this what you believe? Why do we do that?' Those sorts of things."​



Trump is right to doubt his intelligence briefings.

https://reason.com/2019/12/09/the-government-has-been-lying-about-afghanistan-all-along/
The U.S. government has been lying about the war in Afghanistan practically since it started. "Every data point" about American efforts there "was altered to present the best picture possible," according to Bob Crowley, an Army colonel and former senior counterinsurgency adviser to military commander in Afghanistan.​

 
https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/350959/
WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL: A Trail Of FBI Abuse: The Horowitz report confirms that the bureau deceived FISA judges with the Steele dossier.​
The press corps is portraying Monday’s report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz as absolution for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but don’t believe it. The report relates a trail of terrible judgment and violations of process that should shock Americans who thought better of their premier law-enforcement agency.​
Readers can look at the detailed executive summary and decide for themselves. But our own initial reading confirms the worst of what we feared about the bureau when it was run by James Comey. The FBI corrupted the secret court process for obtaining warrants to spy on former Trump aide Carter Page. And it did so by supplying the court with false information produced by Christopher Steele, an agent of the Hillary Clinton campaign.​

https://reason.com/2019/12/09/ig-report-fbi-fisa-carter-page-trump-media/
The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General released its highly anticipated report on the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign's Russia connection on Monday.​
Make no mistake: The report chronicles serious wrongdoing with respect to the FBI's surveillance of Trump campaign advisor Carter Page, and is ultimately a damning indictment of the the nation's top law enforcement agency. All Americans should have serious concerns about the FBI's respect for constitutional principles, ability to carefully evaluate conflicting information, and its competency in general.​
 
Ted Cruz questions Horrowitz at 4:12:10. Cruz doesn't agree with Horowitz's interpretation that there was no evidence of bias but he seems to believe the report is good in that it lays out the facts of what happened properly. (It seems to me the "insurance policy" text message is pretty clear evidence of bias.)

 
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https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf

Here are the 17 findings of wrong doing in Horowitz's report:

1. Omitted information the FBI had obtained from​
another U.S. government agency detailing its​
prior relationship with Page, including that Page​
had been approved as an "operational contact"​
for the other agency from 2008 to 2013, and​
that Page had provided information to the other​
agency concerning his prior contacts with certain​
Russian intelligence officers, one of which​
overlapped with facts asserted in the FISA​
application;​
2. Included a source characterization statement​
asserting that Steele's prior reporting had been​
"corroborated and used in criminal proceedings,"​
which overstated the significance of Steele's past​
reporting and was not approved by Steele's​
handling agent, as required by the Woods​
Procedures;​
3. Omitted information relevant to the reliability of​
Person 1, a key Steele sub-source (who was​
attributed with providing the information in​
Report 95 and some of the information in​
Reports 80 and 102 relied upon in the​
application), namely that ( 1) Steele himself told​
members of the Crossfire Hurricane team that​
Person 1 was a "boaster" and an "egoist" and​
"may engage in some embellishment" and (2)​
the FBI had opened a counterintelligence​
investigation on Person 1 a few days before the​
FISA application was filed;​
4. Asserted that the FBI had assessed that Steele​
did not directly provide to the press information​
in the September 23 Yahoo News article based​
on the premise that Steele had told the FBI that​
he only shared his election-related research with​
the FBI and Fusion GPS, his client; this premise​
was incorrect and contradicted by documentation​
in the Woods File-Steele had told the FBI that​
he also gave his information to the State​
Department;​
5. Omitted Papadopoulos's consensually monitored​
statements to an FBI CHS in September 2016​
denying that anyone associated with the Trump​
campaign was collaborating with Russia or with​
outside groups like Wikileaks in the release of​
emails;​
6. Omitted Page's consensually monitored​
statements to an FBI CHS in August 2016 that​
Page had " literally never met" or "said one word​
to" Paul Manafort and that Manafort had not​
responded to any of Page's emails; if true, those​
statements were in tension with claims in Report​
95 that Page was participating in a conspiracy​
with Russia by acting as an intermediary for​
Manafort on behalf of the Trump campaign; and​
7. Included Page's consensually monitored​
statements to an FBI CHS in October 2016 that​
the FBI believed supported its theory that Page​
was an agent of Russia but omitted other​
statements Page made that were inconsistent​
with its theory, including denying having met​
with Sechin and Divyekin, or even knowing who​
Divyekin was; if true, those statements​
contradicted the claims in Report 94 that Page​
had met secretly with Sechin and Divyekin about​
future cooperation with Russia and shared​
derogatory information about candidate Clinton.​
8. Omitted the fact that Steele's Primary Subsource,​
who the FBI found credible, had made​
statements in January 2017 raising significant​
questions about the reliability of allegations​
included in the FISA applications, including, for​
example, that he/she did not recall any​
discussion with Person 1 concerning Wikileaks​
and there was "nothing bad" about the​
communications between the Kremlin and the​
Trump team, and that he/she did not report to​
Steele in July 2016 that Page had met with​
Sechin;​
9. Omitted Page's prior relationship with another​
U.S. government agency, despite being​
reminded by the other agency in June 2017,​
prior to the fil ing of the fi nal renewal​
application, about Page's past status with that​
other agency; instead of including this​
information in the final renewal application, the​
OGC Attorney altered an email from the other​
agency so that the email stated t hat Page was​
" not a source" for the other agency, which the​
FBI affiant relied upon in signing t he final​
renewal application;​
10. Omitted information from persons who​
previously had professional contacts with Steele​
or had direct knowledge of his work-related​
performance, including statements that Steele​
had no history of reporting in bad faith but​
"[d]emonstrates lack of self-awareness, poor​
judgment," "pursued people with polit ical risk​
but no intelligence value," "didn't always​
exercise great judgment," and it was " not clear​
what he would have done to va lidate" his​
reporting;​
11. Omitted information obtained from Ohr about​
Steele and his election reporting, including that​
( 1) Steele's reporting was going to Clinton's​
presidential campaign and others, (2) Simpson​
was paying Steele to discuss his reporting with​
the media, and (3) Steele was "desperate t hat​
Donald Trump not get elected and was​
passionate about him not being the U.S.​
President";​
12. Failed to update the description of Steele after​
information became known to the Crossfire​
Hurricane team, from Ohr and others, that​
provided greater clarity on t he political origins​
and connections of Steele's reporting, including​
that Simpson was hired by someone associated​
with the Democratic Party and/or the DNC;​
13. Failed to correct the assertion in the first FISA​
application that the FBI did not believe that​
Steele directly provided information to the​
reporter who wrote the September 23 Yahoo​
News article, even though there was no​
information in the Woods File to support this​
claim and even after certain Crossfire Hurricane​
officials learned in 2017, before the third​
renewal application, of an admission that Steele​
made in a court filing about his interactions with​
the news media in the late summer and early​
fall of 2016;​
14. Omitted the finding from a FBI source validation​
report that Steele was suitable for continued​
operation but that his past contributions to the​
FBI's criminal program had been " minimally​
corroborated," and instead continued to assert​
in the source characterization statement that​
Steele's prior reporting had been "corroborated​
and used in criminal proceedings";​
15. Omitted Papadopoulos's statements to an FBI​
CHS in late October 2016 denying that the​
Trump campaign was involved in t he​
circumstances of the DNC email hack;​
16. Omitted Joseph Mifsud's denials to the FBI that​
he supplied Papadopoulos with the information​
Papadopoulos shared with the FFG (suggesting​
that the campaign received an offer or​
suggestion of assistance from Russia); and​
17. Omitted information indicating that Page played​
no role in the Republican platform change on​
Russia's annexation of Ukraine as alleged in the​
Report 95, which was inconsistent with a factual​
assertion relied upon to support probable cause​
in all four FISA applications.​
 
There seems to be a kind of disconnect between Horowitz's report on the wrong doing by FBI agents and the background that what they were trying to do was to prevent Trump's election and later to remove him from office.

The FBI used fake evidence to get surveillance warrants in the belief that surveillance would provide incriminating evidence against Trump.

Horowitz was focused on how the FBI falsified the surveillance warrant applications. The conspiracy to go after Trump was not part of his report.

I think the criminal investigations under John Durham will be broader in scope.
 
Hopefully you respond to my post Jim. Again, if you simply want to clarify your support of Trump as policy-based or the better of the available choices, I can respect that. However, remaining silent would indicate your endorsement of the man in total. Thats certainly your right to take that position as well. It's not a position I can respect in anyone, however.
 
Hopefully you respond to my post Jim. Again, if you simply want to clarify your support of Trump as policy-based or the better of the available choices, I can respect that. However, remaining silent would indicate your endorsement of the man in total. Thats certainly your right to take that position as well. It's not a position I can respect in anyone, however.
Let me answer for him! I think Greta is a very unfortunate child, probably with limited intelligence, who has been exploited by others who should know better. The president is saying what any normal person probably feels, Greta should be helped over her emotional difficulties, and left to enjoy her teenage years like any other child - not paraded like a performing monkey.

David
 
Let me answer for him! I think Greta is a very unfortunate child, probably with limited intelligence, who has been exploited by others who should know better. The president is saying what any normal person probably feels, Greta should be helped over her emotional difficulties, and left to enjoy her teenage years like any other child - not paraded like a performing monkey.

David
The people who are abusing Greta are the people who are holding a child up for international publicity for their own political and economic purposes.

Greta is just another method the Left uses to silence debate. Like political correctness. You aren't allowed to disagree. That's why she was chosen and that is why she is such a valuable tool.

Another child victim of the left was David Hogg whom was pushed forward as an "unreproachable" advocate for gun cotrol.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/florida-shooting-teens-gun-control_n_5a85ea3be4b004fc3190306e
After Florida Shooting, The Teens Become The Strongest Voice For Gun Control

 
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