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Q Anon: 02/24/19 Trust Trump's Plan
qmap.pub ^ | 02/24/19 | FReepers, vanity

Posted on 02/24/2019 10:00:16 PM PST by ransomnote

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To: KitJ

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-cohen-hearing-conclusion-catastrophe-proves-the-obvious-congress-is-broken

The Cohen hearing conclusion catastrophe proves the obvious: Congress is broken

The House Oversight Committee, the premier investigative body in Congress, devolved into a group therapy session on Wednesday as one of the nation’s leading legislators openly accused another of racism during the testimony for Trump fixer-turned-foe, Michael Cohen.

It wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was so bad that freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., somehow managed to get the chairman of the committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., to defend one of the president’s closest allies, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., from a charge of racism.

Cohen was expected to use his testimony to paint Trump as a racist, and Meadows brought Lynne Patton, who is black, a longtime friend of Trump’s, and current HUD administrator, to testify to the contrary. The defense itself didn’t prove much. It certainly didn’t come from any malicious intent. Plenty of racist people can have individual friends of color. But Meadows’ move at worst was ineffective.

Tlaib evidently disagreed.

Rather than use her position — a remarkable appointment for a freshman, especially given the number of Democrats who’ve waited their turns for the post — to garner substantive evidence that Trump’s corruption has interfered with his governance, Tlaib decided to attack a fellow member of the Oversight Committee, warranting a full-scale meltdown in Congress.

“The fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself,” Tlaib said of Meadows bringing Patton.

Meadows immediately rebuked the attack, becoming visibly emotional as he brought up that his niece and nephew are people of color and demanding that the remarks be stricken from the record, his right as a member. It all went downhill from there.

Cummings gave Tlaib the opportunity to rephrase and walk back her remarks, an overture she immediately denied, eliciting a visible eye-roll from the chairman.

“I am not calling the gentleman, Mr. Meadows, a racist for doing so. I’m saying that, in itself, it is a racist act,” Tlaib responded.

Meadows directly appealed to Cummings, who came to the defense of Meadows and deemed him one of his “best friends.” It was a stunning and strange moment, one almost positive for its bipartisanship but humiliating for the dignity of the nation’s most powerful body.

To think, a hearing meant to determine whether Trump’s dealings with his personal attorney constituted presidential corruption devolved into an emotion hissy fit sparked by an ugly outburst alleging racism from the first congresswoman to ever call for the complete eradication of the world’s only Jewish state. It would almost be funny if these morons weren’t the ones in charge of designing the laws that dictate our lives.


2,341 posted on 02/27/2019 9:21:39 PM PST by bitt (Is the PAIN coming???)
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To: drdirt333

Re Hillary...

First it was bees, now it’s “ant scenarios”.

Something is very, very not right about that person.

Above and beyond being a stone psychopath with delusions of imperial power and grandeur.


2,342 posted on 02/27/2019 9:22:41 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet (...against all enemies, foreign or domestic...)
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White House tweet with pictures of POTUS/Kim dinner.

https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1100742120535666691


2,343 posted on 02/27/2019 9:23:12 PM PST by KitJ (Shall not be infringed...)
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To: bitt

Yeah, had the hearings on in the background in the office today and I caught that exchange.

Nasty woman.


2,344 posted on 02/27/2019 9:25:08 PM PST by KitJ (Shall not be infringed...)
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To: bitt

Gheez, If he eye rolled at that shrew, she must have been something. How long are they going to allow the Freshmen to bring them down lower than dirt?


2,345 posted on 02/27/2019 9:35:26 PM PST by greeneyes
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Does anyone else think that looks like a sign language "Q" with POTUS' left hand?


2,346 posted on 02/27/2019 9:37:48 PM PST by KitJ (Shall not be infringed...)
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To: KitJ

Doesn’t appear to be according to this.

https://www.signingsavvy.com/search/q

-SB


2,347 posted on 02/27/2019 9:39:04 PM PST by Snowybear
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To: Snowybear

sorry about the dog - but it’s the right thing to do.

we felt so bad after our dog was put down, we spent mucho moola for a mahogany box for the ashes... now what the heck am I gonna do with that??


2,348 posted on 02/27/2019 9:39:20 PM PST by bitt (Is the PAIN coming???)
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2,349 posted on 02/27/2019 9:40:58 PM PST by KitJ (Shall not be infringed...)
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To: grey_whiskers

thanks for the info! I thought we might have had another fish flopping around....


2,350 posted on 02/27/2019 9:41:13 PM PST by bitt (Is the PAIN coming???)
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To: Snowybear

Oh, pish.

Use your imagination.

Don’t be a fun sponge!

Kek. ;)


2,351 posted on 02/27/2019 9:41:50 PM PST by KitJ (Shall not be infringed...)
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From the Ididntknowthatfile:

About Riley Roberts, the male half of the hipster Clintons...

http://www.westwingwriters.com/team/riley-roberts

Riley Roberts is a veteran of the Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, and the campaign trail. A seasoned writer, speechwriter, and communications strategist, Riley crafts speeches, op-eds, core narratives, and other materials for leaders on the world’s biggest stages.

Riley first came to Washington in 2008 as an intern for then-Senator Barack Obama. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, an Eagle Scout, and a licensed pilot.

HomeServicesTeamClientsNewsCareersContact
Riley Roberts
Riley Roberts
Principal
Riley Roberts is a veteran of the Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, and the campaign trail. A seasoned writer, speechwriter, and communications strategist, Riley crafts speeches, op-eds, core narratives, and other materials for leaders on the world’s biggest stages.
Among other client projects, Riley has helped a Fortune 50 CEO articulate the story (and strategy) of a global enterprise in transformation; crafted a book-length narrative for a mobile technology company; and was part of the on-site communications operation at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
During his four years in the Obama Administration, Riley served as chief speechwriter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. At the Department of Justice, Riley drafted hundreds of speeches on topics ranging from national security and counterterrorism to civil rights, police violence, federal law enforcement, and international diplomacy. He worked closely with senior officials across the Executive Branch to develop strategy, respond to crises, and lead proactive efforts to reach diverse audiences across the globe.
Prior to joining the Administration, Riley served as chief speechwriter on a prominent U.S. Senate campaign and in the Capitol Hill office of a U.S. Senator from his home state of Illinois. In addition to his work on behalf of clients, Riley has written under his own byline for publications such as Politico Magazine and The Huffington Post; guest lectured at Georgetown University, American University, and at professional conferences; and provided television and radio commentary on the BBC, Al-Jazeera World, National Public Radio, and Sirius XM, among other outlets.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Let there be no doubt.

AOC is another creation in the Obama mold.


2,352 posted on 02/27/2019 9:41:59 PM PST by Califreak (If Obama had been treated like Trump the US would have been burnt down before Inauguration Day)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet; drdirt333

“First it was bees, now it’s “ant scenarios”.

I’m still laughing! “ant scenarios”

(the poster meant to spell ANY in the post)


2,353 posted on 02/27/2019 9:46:09 PM PST by bitt (Is the PAIN coming???)
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To: grey_whiskers

hat tip to grey whiskers


2,354 posted on 02/27/2019 9:46:28 PM PST by thinden
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To: bitt

LOL.


2,355 posted on 02/27/2019 9:47:34 PM PST by greeneyes
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thanks all for the laughs and the tears..going to bed!


2,356 posted on 02/27/2019 9:49:24 PM PST by bitt (Is the PAIN coming???)
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To: grey_whiskers

bbb


2,357 posted on 02/27/2019 9:50:05 PM PST by thinden
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Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week - legislator

CARACAS (Reuters) - At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank’s vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas Maduro’s desperation to raise hard currency amid tightening sanctions.

The gold was removed in government vehicles between Wednesday and Friday last week when there were no regular security guards present at the bank, Legislator Angel Alvarado and the three government sources said.

“They plan to sell it abroad illegally,” Alvarado said in an interview.

The central bank did not respond to requests for comment.

Alvarado and the government sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not say where the central bank was sending the gold. They said the operation took place while central bank head Calixto Ortega was abroad on a trip.

In 2018, 23 tons of mined gold were transported from Venezuela to Istanbul by plane, according to sources and Turkish government data.

The central bank bought part of this gold from primitive gold-mining camps in the south of Venezuela and exported it to Turkey and other countries to finance the purchase of basic food supplies, given widespread shortages, according to more than 30 people with knowledge of the trade.

Some 20 tons of monetary gold were also removed from the central bank’s vaults in 2018, according to the bank’s data, leaving 140 tonnes remaining, the lowest level in 75 years.

Abu Dhabi investment firm Noor Capital said on Feb. 1 that it bought 3 tons of gold on Jan. 21 from the Venezuelan central bank and would not buy more until Venezuela’s situation stabilized. Noor Capital said its purchase was in accordance with “international standards and laws in place” as of that date.

Maduro’s government has been seeking to repatriate some 31 tons of gold in the Bank of England’s vaults on fears it could be caught up in international sanctions on the country.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-gold-exclusive/exclusive-venezuela-removed-8-tons-of-central-bank-gold-last-week-legislator-idUSKCN1QG2QG?il=0


2,358 posted on 02/27/2019 9:51:39 PM PST by KitJ (Shall not be infringed...)
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To: bitt

Been dealing with Sheetrock, paint and adjusters. What did I miss? What’s up with ants? Will it go down while 45 is out of country?


2,359 posted on 02/27/2019 9:55:41 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Freedom or Liberty? Which would you choose?)
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Will Trudeau Resign After Former AG’s Explosive Testimony?

During a day where three concurrent Congressional hearings dominated the news cycle in the US, the testimony of Canada’s former Attorney General seemed to slip under the radar. But unlike Michael Cohen’s star turn in front of the House Oversight Committee, what former AG Jody Wilson-Raybould shared with lawmakers and the Canadian public actually might cause one head of state’s carefully constructed house of cards to come crashing down - just as campaign season is ramping up.

With roughly eight months left until an election where Canadians will decide whether to stick with - or reject - the progressive agenda of PM Justin Trudeau, a widening corruption scandal is threatening to take down the prime minister’s entire government. Two weeks ago, journalists at the Globe and Mail blew the lid off a scandal involving Trudeau and his closest aides, where the prime minister appeared to pressure Wilson-Raybould, then the attorney general, into offering a DPA to a Quebec-based engineering firm - then fired her when she refused to obey his demands. And after weeks of radio silence, she shared her side of the story during a widely watched (in Canada) Congressional hearing Wednesday afternoon.

Answering questions posed by a conservative MP, Wilson-Raybould said she faced intense political pressure and veiled threats from at least 11 people involved in the government - either the PMO or the Privy Council Office - related to the SNC-Lavalin affair. She also said she was warned directly by Trudeau about the negative consequences should the company face prosecution, according to CBC. One close aide to Trudeau has already resigned over the scandal.

Wilson-Raybould listed the people she had warned about “the inappropriate nature of these conversations” after they “hounded” her about the affair, including Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick and the (now-fired) senior senior aide to the prime minister, Gerald Butts.

“For a period of four months from September to December 2018, I experience a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in my role as the attorney general of Canada in an inappropriate effort to secure a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with SNC-Lavalin.”

“Within these conversations there were express statements regarding the necessity of interfering in the SNC-Lavalin matter, the potential of consequences, and veiled threats if a DPA was not made available to SNC-Lavalin,” she said.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-27/will-trudeau-resign-after-former-ags-explosive-testimony


2,360 posted on 02/27/2019 9:56:43 PM PST by KitJ (Shall not be infringed...)
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