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  • Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution'

    07/03/2020 8:56:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 03 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump on Friday during a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore lambasted protesters calling for the removal of Confederate statues, accusing them of wanting to “overthrow the American Revolution” and fundamentally change the country. “There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted and punished. Not going to happen to us,” he told a packed crowd. “Make no mistake, this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so...
  • 'Jerk with a microphone': Biden granddaughter lashes top Obama aide

    02/13/2020 2:26:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/12/20 | Emily Larsen
    Joe Biden's granddaughter snapped at David Axelrod for his remarks about the former vice president's poor showing in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. "Who would have predicted that @joeBiden and @ewarren would leave N.H. without a single delegate?" Axelrod, a CNN commentator who was a top White House aide and campaign strategist for former President Barack Obama, said in a tweet Tuesday night. **SNIP** "Disingenuous - you’ve been predicting his demise & doubting his resilience since beginning," Naomi Biden tweeted in response to Axelrod. "There’s a difference between being entitled to an opinion & relishing a platform to disparage...
  • CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group

    01/25/2020 7:55:09 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 25 2020 | Joe Concha
    Former Obama chief strategist David Axelrod said he attended a focus group with Democratic voters in Chicago on Friday, describing the gathering as "chilling" because impeachment "didn't come up" until more than an hour into the session despite it taking place amid the Senate trial of President Trump. Axelrod, who serves as a political analyst on CNN, shared about his experience during an interview with network anchor Erin Burnett on "OutFront" on Friday night, as Democratic House impeachment managers made their final arguments in the trial before White House lawyers begin their defense of the president on Saturday. "I was...
  • Harry Reid praises Trump as 'a very, very smart man'

    10/11/2019 8:06:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2019 | John Gage
    Harry Reid had high praise for President Trump calling him "smart" and hard to beat in a recent appearance. "I used to think that Donald Trump was not too smart. I certainly don't believe that anymore," the former Senate majority leader told David Axelrod in an interview preview that aired Friday on CNN. "I don't think he's intellectually a powerhouse, but he is basically a very, very smart man. No matter what the subject, any argument he involves himself in, it's on his terms." The 79-year-old Nevada Democrat said the Democratic presidential contenders should not be under the illusion that...
  • Report: Sen. Mitt Romney has connection to Biden-Ukraine scheme

    09/28/2019 10:27:03 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 27 replies
    OANN ^ | 9/28/2019 | OAN Newsroom
    Senator Mitt Romney may have a connection to Joe Biden’s alleged corruption scandal in Ukraine. According to a report released on Thursday, Romney’s top aide in the 2012 presidential campaign, J. Cofer Black, has served on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings since 2017.
  • Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he was unconcerned about Moscow's election interference

    09/27/2019 8:06:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/19 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump told two senior Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting 2017 that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s election interference in 2016, saying the U.S. did the same thing to other countries. Three former officials with knowledge of the matter told The Washington Post that Trump’s comments sparked alarm among White House staffers, prompting them to restrict access to the remarks to an unusually small number of people with the highest security clearances to prevent the conversation from being leaked. The conversation took place at a now-infamous meeting between Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador...
  • Whistleblower filed Trump complaint after going to CIA general counsel: report

    09/26/2019 9:01:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/19 | Tal Axelrod
    The whistleblower at the center of scrutiny over President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine filed his complaint with the intelligence community’s inspector general after first going to the CIA general counsel, according to a new report. Multiple people familiar with the matter told The New York Times that the whistleblower brought a broad complaint to Courtney Simmons Elwood, the CIA general counsel, the week after the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, which formed the basis for the later whistleblower complaint, Trump urged Zelensky to open an investigation into former Vice President...
  • Obama chief strategist: Trump won't be removed from office

    09/25/2019 3:09:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist and senior adviser David Axelrod said that even if President Trump is impeached, it is not likely he will be convicted by the Senate and removed from office. Appearing on CNN Tuesday evening after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry, Axelrod, 64, tossed water on some lawmakers’ hopes that impeachment would successfully remove Trump from the White House.
  • Axelrod: Biden tweeting Obama video 'as subtle as a screen door on a submarine'

    09/12/2019 11:07:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/19 | John Bowden
    Political commentator and former Obama adviser David Axelrod knocked former Vice President Joe Biden for tweeting a video of himself and former President Obama ahead of Thursday night's presidential primary debate, writing that Biden's attempts to tie himself to his ex-boss's legacy were far from subtle. Axelrod, who served as chief strategist for both Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, tweeted that Biden was "claiming co-authorship of Obama’s record" in a way that was "about as subtle as a screen door on a submarine." TWEET: "This pre-debate video tribute to @BarackObama from @JoeBiden is about as subtle as a screen door...
  • Huckabee fires back at Axelrod over comment about Sarah Sanders: He 'earned' his CNN paycheck

    06/15/2019 6:18:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/19 | Jessica Campisi
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) tore into CNN’s David Axelrod for saying that his daughter, outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, will be remembered as a “habitual liar.” Huckabee told Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum that he was “shocked and surprised” at the former top Obama campaign adviser’s comments before claiming that CNN “pay[s] people to hate President Trump.” “I’m really shocked and surprised that he would go there to that degree. But again, he’s a CNN contributor. What is he gonna do?” Huckabee said. “That’s what they pay them to do, so I guess he earned...
  • Democrats Also Are Questioning Biden's Age

    06/13/2019 10:15:57 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/13/2019 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Democrats are beginning to question whether former Vice President Joe Biden is too old to be president, Politico is reporting. ... "It's the 78-year old elephant in the room," said political consultant Fernand Amandi, who worked for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012. ...
  • Axelrod mocks Biden's 'Best Friend's Day' tweet to Obama: 'This is a joke, right?'

    06/10/2019 6:53:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/19 | Joe Concha
    CNN's David Axelrod mocked a tweet from former Vice President Joe Biden to former President Obama celebrating "Best Friend's Day," with the former Obama-Biden campaign chief strategist asking if it was joke. "This is a joke, right?" Axelrod, who hosts "The Axe Files" on CNN, asked in a tweet on Sunday to his 1.1 million followers after Biden, a 2020 presidential candidate, wished Obama happy “#BestFriendsDay” on Saturday. Biden's post included a photo of the bracelets he shared to celebrate his Obama's 55th birthday in Aug. 2016.
  • Jeb: Took my friend @davidaxelrod to @TheSaltyDonut

    03/15/2019 8:20:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 75 replies
    Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 3/15/19 | Jeb Bush
    Jeb Bush ‏ @JebBush Took my friend @davidaxelrod to @TheSaltyDonut and #Wynwood in Miami. Catch our #AxeFiles conversation tomorrow night on @CNN at 7:00 pm pic.twitter.com/yQlnFEGDfE— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) March 15, 2019
  • David Axelrod Calls Out Democrats for Making Investigations Look Like Witch-Hunt

    03/06/2019 3:35:45 AM PST · by gattaca · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2019 | Kristina Wong
    David Axelrod, who served as senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, criticized House Democrats on Monday for their blanket demand for documents from more than 80 people associated with President Trump, warning it could play into the characterization of a witch hunt.
  • BREAKING: E-mails Show FBI Brass Discussed Dossier Briefing Details With CNN

    05/21/2018 8:49:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 55 replies
    Newly revealed e-mails show that former Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) deputy director Andrew McCabe was keenly aware of CNN’s internal understanding of a secret briefing about the infamous Steele dossier, days before CNN published any stories on the matter. The e-mails, which were obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), also reveal that top officials used coded language to refer to the salacious and unverified allegations made by Steele. Former FBI director James Comey briefed then-President-Elect Donald Trump on January 6, 2017, on at least one unproven allegation contained in Steele’s dossier, which was jointly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign...
  • “Very P----- Off” Obama DOJ Made “Dramatic” Call To McCabe To Quash Clinton Probe

    04/24/2018 4:00:08 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    As the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation pressed on during the 2016 election, a senior official with the Obama justice department, identified as Matthew Axelrod, called former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe – who thought the DOJ was pressuring him to shut down the investigation, according to the recently released inspector general’s (OIG) report. The official was “very pissed off” at the FBI, the report says, and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the Justice Department considered the case dormant. –Washington Times The OIG issued a criminal referral for McCabe based on...
  • The Hidden Bombshell in the McCabe Report

    04/23/2018 1:52:12 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    RCP Commentary ^ | 4-23-2018 | Charles Lipson
    The news reports have all focused on the FBI’s second-in-command leaking information to the Wall Street Journal – or authorizing subordinates to do so -- and then lying to investigators about it. This is big news, provided that account is borne out by a subsequent criminal indictment and successful prosecution. (snip) .... one of his presumably truthful comments about the Department of Justice may be even more significant. He said flatly that during the last months of the Obama administration, high-ranking Justice Department officials tried to kill the FBI’s on-going investigation into the Clinton Foundation. ..... The 35-page report goes...
  • Obama Justice Dept.’s attempts to influence investigations exposed in McCabe probe

    04/23/2018 11:10:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    Tucked inside the inspector general’s report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the story of an August 2016 phone call from a high-ranking Justice Department official who Mr. McCabe thought was trying to shut down the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation at a time when Hillary Clinton was running for president. The official was “very pissed off” at the FBI, the report says, and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the Justice Department considered the case dormant. Former FBI officials said the fact that a call was made is even...
  • Fire and Fury, If It Doesn't Bleed, Get David Axelrod to Astroturf It

    01/05/2018 10:02:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/18 | Judi McLeod
    Fire and Fury: When you’re trying to pass off outrageous claims in a book planned to make you rich, make sure you get David Axelrod to “astroturf” it before it’s ready to launch. The formula is as surefire as it is simple. Write all the rot you can possibly think of while holed up in the White House West Wing; make claims you have videos to back it up, then get former Obama advisor David Axelrod to astroturf it as legit.
  • Hanks: Calling CNN ‘Fake News’ is ‘Monkeying Around With Constitution'

    12/07/2017 4:09:52 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 87 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | December 5, 2017 | Corinne Weaver
    When did actors become the ultimate authority on the constitution? CNN’s David Axelrod (who, lest we forget, was Obama’s political guru) interviewed actor Tom Hanks on The Axe Files on December 2, and pushed Hanks to pontificate on Donald Trump, the constitution, and fake news. When Axelrod asked Hanks whether he was “concerned” by the president “target[ing] news organizations,” Hanks responded, “As an American, it concerns me because it’s monkeying around with our Constitution.” Again, this is David Axelrod, who worked for Barack Obama. He now has a show on CNN. He’s asking wonderfully leading questions about Donald Trump’s criticism...