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  • Russia's Noncompliance with Arms Control Obligations

    07/31/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | July 31, 2013 | Mark B. Schneider
    Perhaps the strongest argument against a new agreement with Russia is the virtual certainty that Russia will violate it. It is now clear that the Russians are in violation of major arms control treaties and that the current Administration is ignoring these violations. The current proposal will create major nuclear disparity in Russia's favor and leave the U.S. vulnerable to Russian air and missile defense. The Administration reportedly intends to circumvent congressional approval -- a clear indication of how bad they expect the outcome to be. When Obama, in June 2013, announced his agenda for the next round of nuclear...
  • Why Senators Corker and Alexander (TN) voted for the START Treaty

    01/15/2011 3:24:05 PM PST · by 30Moves · 23 replies
    Self | 1-15-11 | 30Moves
    I got an email from my Senators that explained why they voted for the treaty. They made a deal with Obama. Tax dollars for Tennessee! They met with him told him they would vote for the treaty and for money to update our nuclear weapons facilities and asked that he request those funds in his budget (quote): Implementation includes spending $3.6 billion for a new secured area at Oak Ridge, covering 15 acres instead of the current 150. It means tearing down the last 17 Cold War buildings. The more efficient facility will save taxpayers $200 million each year in...
  • Durham’s Trail Leading to SSCI – Ali Watkins Never Slept With James Wolfe – It Was a Cover Story….

    10/21/2019 1:04:29 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 96 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/20/2019 | sundance
    With media reporting that U.S. Attorney John Durham has expanded the timeline and scope of his investigation into U.S. government and intelligence community activity during the 2016 election, there’s an interesting quote from NBC: …”Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful.”… The expanded investigative timeline is now into May 2017 when Mueller was appointed special counsel, and would mean all of the preceding (and surrounding) activity leading up to Mueller would be reviewed. With that carefully in mind…. During the 2016 effort to weaponize the institutions of government against the...
  • New Evidence of State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump [Weekly Update]

    09/13/2019 5:57:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 13, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump Revealed: DOJ Discussions on Rosenstein Wearing Wire to Get Trump North Carolina Frees Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants Wanted by Feds Don’t Miss “On Watch With Chris Farrell” Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump We have made public 90 pages of heavily redacted U.S. Department of State documents showing Obama State Department officials’ efforts to disseminate classified information to multiple U.S. Senators immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The information, which included raw intelligence, purported to show “ malign ” Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Among the...
  • Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama State Department Urgently Provided Classified ‘Russiagate’

    12/14/2018 9:03:42 AM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 12/14/2018 | ADMIN
    Judicial Watch today released two sets of heavily redacted State Department documents, 38 pages and 48 pages, showing classified information was researched and disseminated to multiple U.S. Senators by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN). Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s...
  • Fitton: Emails Show Obama State Department’s Role in Anti-Trump Coup Cabal

    06/17/2019 10:10:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2019 | Tom Fitton
    John Kerry, President Obama’s secretary of state, seems to be having trouble staying within the legal bounds of the Logan Act, so it’s not surprising that his State Department lieutenants were getting their hands dirty in the conspiracy to bring down Donald Trump. Judicial Watch now has received more evidence of this anti-Trump conspiracy. With The Daily Caller News Foundation, they just released 16 pages of documents revealing senior State Obama officials – Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer – coordinated with incoming House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) national security advisor, Daniel...
  • Corker: A GOP challenge to Trump would be 'good thing for America

    04/23/2019 7:16:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    Former Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday said he believes it would be good if President Trump competed against a strong primary challenger for the 2020 Republican nomination. “Philosophically, you could look at it and say that it would be a good thing for our country should that occur,” he said Tuesday during the Time 100 Summit, according to the magazine.
  • Departure of Trump’s GOP critics in Senate leaves a void [barf]

    12/31/2018 10:49:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Kevin Freking
    President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters. Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee engaged in a war of words with the president on myriad issues over the past 18 months, generating headlines and fiery tweets from a president who generally insists on getting the last word. Those battles put them on the outs with many...
  • Special Counsel Responds to Judge Sullivan Request for FBI Notes – Fails to Submit Agent Pientka ..

    12/14/2018 4:29:38 PM PST · by bitt · 52 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/14/2018 | SUNDANCE
    The curious case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn gets even more curious as Robert Mueller doesn’t deliver the FBI notes (FD-302) from the January 2017 interview of Flynn, as requested by Judge Emmet Sullivan, and instead submits notes from an internal July 19th, 2017, interview with FBI agent Peter Strzok. The filing by the special counsel team (full pdf below) is a must read. The special counsel begins their filing by criticizing the approach taken by the Flynn defense in the defense sentencing memo; and attempts to validate/justify their charges against the accused. The details in their response...
  • Corker, Menendez Push Effort to ‘Neuter’ Trump’s Broadcasting Chief

    11/30/2018 11:27:03 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 30, 2018 | Susan Crabtree
    Bill would protect Obama holdovers at VOA, other entities. Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) is teeing up another parting shot to President Trump by facilitating an effort to undermine his choice to lead the nation's taxpayer-funded global broadcasting operation, according to several GOP sources. The same day Corker rebuked Trump by supporting a bill forcing the United States to withdraw from Yemen, the vocal Trump critic quietly held a Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote approving a bill that would greatly curtail the power of Michael Pack, the incoming new head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, or USAGM....
  • Corker's final shot at Trump

    11/30/2018 9:35:26 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/18 | Monica Showalter
    Is outgoing Sen. Bob Corker trying to outdo Sen. Jeff Flake in blowing up the joint for President Trump on the way out? Sure looks like it. How else to explain the nevertrump GOP Senator's obnoxious last act of sneaking in a rider to embed the Obama administration political holdovers in the U.S. broadcasting apparatus (which includes Voice of America) into a critical budget bill?
  • Corker declines to say whether he voted for Blackburn

    11/03/2018 7:41:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2018
    Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R) declined to tell a reporter Thursday whether he had voted for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) or her opponent, Phil Bredesen (D) in the race to replace him in the Senate when asked about his vote. Corker has endorsed Blackburn, but his support for the Trump-aligned congresswoman is seen as reluctant amid his own criticism of the Trump administration. "I think you know, so, I’ll leave it at that," he told the Nashville Tennessean on Thursday. Though adding of Blackburn, he reportedly said: "Yeah, I endorsed her early on."
  • Ugly war of words in Senate as nation splits over Kavanaugh

    10/03/2018 5:37:44 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Republicans and Democrats are ramping up accusatory tweets, floor speech insults, and hallway criticisms of each other as the Senate hurdles toward what the GOP hopes is a final vote this week on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.... ...Late Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, got fed up with it after Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., sent along a letter that included a vague allegation..."My investigators have serious work to do," he wrote to Coons. "I therefore hope that, before forwarding an allegation in the future, you will first consider whether you'd want you or your staff to spend...
  • Corker Will Vote Yes

    09/27/2018 7:40:22 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 70 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 27 Sep 2018
  • Was Avenatti the victim of a Master Troll? (Redditor says yes)

    09/25/2018 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 89 replies
    The Donald ^ | Sept 25, 2018 | MAGAGonzo
    Reddit story about how 2 idiots screw w/ Avenatti claiming that Kavanaugh/Judge ran a train on her and then later smashed their burner phones and he went private. https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/9iugcc/avenatti_locked_his_twitter_4chan_may_have_pulled/?ref=share&ref_source=twitter
  • Dozens of Kavanaugh protesters arrested after occupying Republican lawmakers' offices

    09/20/2018 5:04:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    Protesters have ramped up efforts to stop Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination in recent weeks after Christine Blasey Ford accused the judge of sexually assaulting her three decades ago — an allegation Kavanaugh has vehemently denied. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested on Capitol Hill Thursday after taking over the offices of Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Bob Corker, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, among others, to once again call on lawmakers to reject Kavanaugh's nomination to the nation's highest court. A crowd of protesters crammed into Grassley's office for most of the day — even ordering in lunch. The majority...
  • Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans (LOL!)

    08/18/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/18/2018
    The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party. The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Mr. Trump has dominated — and changed — the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he...
  • Donald Trump Boasts He 'Destroys' Careers Of Republicans Who Say Bad Things About Him

    08/05/2018 11:31:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 5, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    President Donald Trump bragged to a crowd in Ohio that he could “destroy” the careers of Republican politicians who didn’t support him.Speaking at a rally in Ohio on Saturday, ahead of Tuesday’s special election in the state’s 12th congressional district, the president’s message to Republicans to line up behind his agenda was clear.“How do you get 100 percent of anything? We always have somebody who says ‘I don’t like Trump, I don’t like our president, he destroyed my career,'” the president told the crowd, The Hill reported.“I only destroy their career because they said bad things about me and you...
  • Corker on Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un: 'Really?'

    07/25/2018 3:04:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 25, 2018 | Stephanie Murray
    Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump’s repeated praise of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “talented” leader with a “great personality.” “One in 10 North Koreans are living in slavery today,” Corker said during a Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “One in five children are stunted due to malnutrition. In the face of these realities, the president has called him very talented, and that he loves his people.” “Really?” the Tennessee Republican added. Corker, who is often critical of the president and is retiring at the end of this Congress, described Kim as...
  • GOP Sen. Bob Corker: If things work out with North Korea, Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    05/02/2018 1:38:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 2, 2018 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    North Korea's claimed willingness to give up its nuclear ambitions is a "great opportunity" to defuse a major threat in the world, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker told CNBC on Wednesday. But the U.S. needs to be skeptical, he added. President Donald Trump and members of his administration did a great job of "bringing people together," including Chinese President Xi Jinping, to put pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Corker said on "Squawk Box." The retiring Tennessee Republican, who has had an on-again-off-again relationship with the president, said Trump would deserve the Nobel Peace Prize "if...