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  • White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Japan Visit

    05/29/2019 6:31:23 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 74 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/2019 | Rebecca Ballhaus and Gordon Lubold
    The White House wanted the U.S. Navy to move “out of sight” a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain, a war hero who became a frequent target of President Trump’s ire, ahead of the president’s visit to Japan last week, according to an email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. In a May 15 email to U.S. Navy and Air Force officials, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official outlined plans for the president’s arrival that he said had resulted from conversations between the White House Military Office and the Seventh Fleet of the U.S. Navy. In addition to instructions...
  • BREAKING: Steele Dossier Reportedly Began As Early As 2007!

    05/18/2019 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    en Volve ^ | 5/18/2019 | Doyle Alexander
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” this week to discuss the origins of the Steele dossier. He said it should really be called the “Simpson” dossier. Although Christopher Steele likely contributed “stories” to the dossier, and his years of experience in British intelligence lent credence to the document, Nunes believes that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson may actually have written the majority of it. In his book “Spygate,” journalist Dan Bongino makes the same case. He points out the striking similarities between articles Simpson and his wife, Mary Jacoby wrote for the Wall Street Journal in 2007...
  • Did President Obama Read the ‘Steele Dossier’ in the White House Last August?

    12/21/2017 9:19:10 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 38 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | December 20, 2017 | Lee Smith
    A Tablet investigation using public sources to trace the evolution of the now-famous dossier suggests that central elements of the Russiagate scandal emerged not from the British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s top-secret “sources” in the Russian government—which are unlikely to exist separate from Russian government control—but from a series of stories that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and his wife Mary Jacoby co-wrote for The Wall Street Journal well before Fusion GPS existed, and Donald Trump was simply another loud-mouthed Manhattan real estate millionaire.
  • Chinese billionaire tied to $6.5 million payment for Stanford met with Trump

    05/03/2019 2:55:27 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03 May 2019 | Eva Dou
    Not long after his daughter got into Stanford University with the help of a $6.5 million payment, Chinese pharmaceutical billionaire Zhao Tao met with President Trump to promote a key Beijing foreign-policy initiative. [The MSM never stops, does it? For those who don't know, the WSJ news section has always been center-left, or worse.]
  • Jeb: How Are Those Steel Tariffs Working? Not so good.

    03/31/2019 2:30:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 4:19 AM - 18 Mar 2019 | Jeb Bush
    How Are Those Steel Tariffs Working? Not so good. https://t.co/z5TwS7ZcyX— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) March 18, 2019
  • WSJ: Obama Admin Must Account for ‘Abuse of Surveillance Powers’ [Trump Tweet]

    03/25/2019 7:09:10 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 25MAR2019 | Donald Trump
    WSJ: Obama Admin Must Account for ‘Abuse of Surveillance Powers’ https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/25/wsj-time-for-obama-admin-to-account-for-historic-abuse-of-government-surveillance-powers/ … via @BreitbartNews
  • The Real Story of the Flynn Hearing

    12/19/2018 8:22:21 PM PST · by bitt · 75 replies
    wsj opinion ^ | 12/19/2018 | Michael Leeden
    The dramatic Tuesday hearing for former national security adviser Mike Flynn didn’t produce a sentence. Instead, Judge Emmet Sullivan gave Mr. Flynn a delay to reconsider his options. I was in the courtroom, and my reading of Judge Sullivan’s treatment of Mr. Flynn (with whom I co-wrote a 2016 book) was rather different from what most reporters have said and written. Judge Sullivan repeatedly invited Mr. Flynn to reconsider his guilty plea on a charge of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Judge Sullivan stressed that he had not presided over earlier proceedings in the case and that he...
  • The Political Distortion of Language

    10/08/2018 3:36:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2018
    American political discourse gets worse by the day, a lesson we’ve seen first-hand again this weekend. The Twitter mob on the political left is claiming that our Saturday editorial headline, “Susan Collins Consents,” was intended as a sly “rape joke.” The editorial praised Maine Senator Collins for her thoughtful speech on Friday explaining her support for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. We said her thorough consideration was an exemplary case of fulfilling the Senate’s “advice and consent” duty under the Constitution. Senators are supposed to offer their advice and then offer or withhold their consent for a presidential nominee. The...
  • Kavanaugh pens Op-ed: I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge 'Yes I was emotional'

    10/04/2018 4:56:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 125 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 4, 2018 | Brett Kavanaugh
    I was deeply honored to stand at the White House July 9 with my wife, Ashley, and my daughters, Margaret and Liza, to accept President Trump’s nomination to succeed my former boss and mentor, Justice Anthony Kennedy, on the Supreme Court. My mom, Martha—one of the first women to serve as a Maryland prosecutor and trial judge, and my inspiration to become a lawyer—sat in the audience with my dad, Ed. That night, I told the American people who I am and what I believe. I talked about my 28-year career as a lawyer, almost all of which has been...
  • Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

    09/28/2018 3:32:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 73 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
    Thursday’s Senate hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination was an embarrassment that should have never happened. Judge Kavanaugh was right to call the confirmation process a “disgrace” in his passionate self-defense, and whatever one thinks of Christine Blasey Ford’s assault accusation, she offered no corroboration or new supporting evidence. Ms. Ford certainly was a sympathetic witness—by her own admission “terrified” at the start and appearing to be emotionally fragile. Her description of the assault and its impact on her was wrenching. She clearly believes what she says happened to her. Her allegation should have been vetted privately, in confidence,...
  • The Wall Street Journal nails it

    09/18/2018 7:26:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 43 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 18, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    Today’s Wall Street Journal has published an editorial on (the Kavanaugh ambush). I detect Kim Strassel’s hand in the editorial. The Journal condemns the charade staged by Senate Democrats starring Christine Blaesy Ford: [Ford’s] is simply too distant and uncorroborated a story to warrant a new hearing or to delay a vote. We’ve heard from all three principals, and there are no other witnesses to call. The only purpose of another public hearing would be a political spectacle in which Democrats could wax indignant for the cameras while Mr. Kavanaugh repeated his denials. The timing and details of how Ms....
  • Trump Tweet on South African Land Reform Draws Government’s Ire

    08/23/2018 3:58:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2018 | Gabriele Steinhauser
    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa’s government on Thursday criticized a tweet by President Donald Trump in which he said he asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study efforts to overhaul land ownership and “large scale killing of farmers” in Africa’s most-developed economy. Mr. Trump’s overnight tweet referenced a report by Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacking the U.S. government’s stance on land reform in South Africa, which he suggested was too lax. South Africa’s rand fell against the dollar after the tweet, and was 1.3% lower in Thursday morning trade. The ruling African National Congress has said it plans to change the...
  • The Media Keep Falling Into the Trump Trap

    08/22/2018 6:43:27 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/21/2018 | Jason L. Riley
    Reporters foolishly act like liberal political activists. Donald Trump has long demonstrated a knack for getting his political opponents to make fools of themselves. Sen. Marco Rubio learned this the hard way on the 2016 campaign trail when he tried to out-Trump Mr. Trump. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former CIA chief John Brennan got caught in the trap last week. Mr. Cuomo took issue with Mr. Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” telling an audience full of Democrats that “we’re not going to make America great again—it was never that great.” The audience booed. Mr. Cuomo was...
  • Elizabeth Warren to introduce the 'Accountable Capitalism Act'

    08/15/2018 8:04:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation's largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Warren said companies in the late 20th Century started operating in a way that made them slaves to shareholders. "That shift has had a tremendous effect on the economy," she wrote. "In the early 1980s, large American companies sent less than half their earnings to shareholders, spending the rest on their employees and other priorities." "But between 2007 and 2016, large American companies dedicated 93% of their...
  • Delayed or Not, Tariffs Are Already Squeezing U.S. Companies

    05/02/2018 5:05:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 1, 2018 | Ben Eisen
    The Trump administration’s decision to continue trade negotiations with allies averted new tariffs but threatens to slow corporate spending and drive up costs, developments that could inject new uncertainty into financial markets. The questions about tariffs—and when they would take effect—already have been rattling Wall Street. Investors dumped stocks when they feared the chances of a trade war were escalating, only to buy back in when those worries subsided. Since the tariffs were announced in early March, the S&P 500 has fallen just 2.2%, but it has had moves of 1% or more on 17 of 43 trading days through...
  • Pentagon Presented Trump With Plan To Take Out Russian Air Defenses In Syria, Report Says

    04/16/2018 5:32:24 AM PDT · by Strategy · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 16, 2018 | By Edmund DeMarche
    Although the recent Syrian airstrikes were double the size of last year's, President Trump reportedly selected one of the more restrained proposals designed by the Pentagon. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that Trump was presented with a wide array of options. There were intense discussions on the best approach after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis presented the three military options, the report said. Trump chose a restrained response. The paper reported that the most expansive proposal included airstrikes on Russian air defense capabilities in Syria. The attack would have been three times the size of the operation carried...
  • New details about basis for Andrew McCabe's firing from FBI revealed

    04/05/2018 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 18 replies
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired last month for committing three violations of the bureau's ethics code, an investigative source told Fox News on Thursday. The violations initially were uncovered by the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General and confirmed by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility. They included lack of candor under oath, lack of candor when not under oath, and the improper disclosure of non-public information to the media about the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The violations stemmed from McCabe's response to an October 2016 Wall Street Journal report about sizeable campaign donations...
  • How U.S. Citizens Mysteriously March For Kremlin Causes

    06/24/2006 9:46:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,303+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2006 | Alan Cullison and James Bandler
    The rally last December was one of nearly a dozen paid-for protests organized by Russian émigrés in the U.S. in the past two years. They spent $150,000 to $200,000 in some months, accounting records indicate, to rally thousands of demonstrators near spots such as United Nations headquarters and the World Trade Center site. State-controlled Russian television, whose content is closely guided by Kremlin handlers, covered some of the events, often as the only news organ present, showing video of them on the evening news back home. Boris Barshevsky at a pay-for-protest rally in Queens, N.Y., last year. Organizers said the...
  • How a Trade War Escalates: Europe retaliates against U.S. exports and Republican states.

    03/08/2018 10:37:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 128 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 7, 2018
    The European Union on Wednesday released its target list of retaliatory tariffs on American exports worth $3.5 billion if President Trump pushes ahead with his steel and aluminum tariffs. This is how Mr. Trump’s trade irruptions could imperil American exporters and become a destructive spiral. The EU is acting with some restraint—for now—in crafting a narrow list of items on which to impose tariffs, including bourbon, orange juice, corn, ladders and motor boats. None are vital to European industry, but they are politically shrewd in targeting exports from states represented by Republicans on Capitol Hill. The point is to punish...
  • Controversial FBI Officials Linked To Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Leaks…

    01/26/2018 1:56:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/26/18 | sundance
    There has been a great deal of speculation about FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page leaking to media in their efforts to shape stories conducive to their pro-Clinton/anti-Trump efforts. Prior reporting showed the strong possibility Page and Strzok were leaking to the Wall Street Journal.