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Trump was right! His wires were tapped.

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Paul Manafort was wiretapped, and as a strange coincidence, he lived in Trump Tower since 2006.

“My” refers not to Trump’s personal wires, but the wires in what he considers his building, because his company built it, manages it, and is headquartered there.

Liberals were outraged when Trump tweeted this, but I say Trump was telling the truth.

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September 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

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Why is Paul Manafort being indicted?

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It seems to me that Mueller’s goal is just to punish anyone he can who he thinks helped Trump become president. And secondarily, to get people to finger others in exchange for prosecutorial leniency. Manafort does strike me as the kind of guy who would snitch if he knew anything.

We now know that Manafort was wiretapped, so Trump was sort of correct when he tweeted about being wiretapped. At least one political associate was wiretapped.

I think that if there was any smoking-gun evidence in Manafort’s wiretapped conversations, it would have been leaked by now.

Let’s remember that Manafort was only a temporary associate of Trump. He was hired because Ted Cruz was trying to steal the nomination from Trump through sneaky delegate tactics, and Manafort was the only guy available for Trump to hire who knew how to deal with that, because Manafort was involved with the contested Republican convention in 1976. After that stage of the campaign passed, Manafort was let go in favor of Steve Bannon.

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September 19, 2017 at 9:17 am

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Trump deal with Dems?

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If he gives into the Democrats on DACA without getting anything real in return, this will be very disappointing. That would be Trump’s biggest bargaining chip thrown away.

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Trump tweets:

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September 13, 2017 at 11:07 pm

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Even Democrats can’t stand Hillary

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http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/349548-clintons-score-settling-frustrates-democrats

From an article about reaction to Hillary’s book of sour grapes:

“The best thing she could do is disappear,” said one former Clinton fundraiser and surrogate who played an active role at the convention. “She’s doing harm to all of us because of her own selfishness. Honestly, I wish she’d just shut the f— up and go away.”

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September 8, 2017 at 11:19 am

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Good for Trump cutting deal with Democrats

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1. Establishes that Trump and Democrats can actually make a deal over something.

2. Tells Republicans in Congress “screw you guys, I don’t have to work with you if you don’t cooperate with me and support my immigration policy.”

3. Trump intends to keep his promise to shut down the government if he can’t get funding for his wall, but knows that doing it right now would be really bad publicity if it prevents emergency aid for Hurricane Harvey victims (plus possibly Irma victims in the near future). So the deal with Democrats for a 3-month extension defers that fight until December.

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September 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm

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Advice for Democrats

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If Democrats want to win the White House in 2020, Steve Bullock is their best bet. He can win back prole whites who voted for Trump because he doesn’t come off as an insufferable liberal. And of course, he’s a white male.

But I predict that Democrats will lack the ability to rally behind someone like that. Too many in the party will be pushing for minorities or grrlpower, or at least a more woke white man.

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August 31, 2017 at 9:13 am

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Trump pardons Sheriff Joe

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About time he finally uses his pardon power to stick it to the liberals.

I voted for Sheriff Joe back when I lived in Phoenix.

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And Sebastian Gorka resigns. The purge of Bannonites continues.

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11:40 PM Instead of covering the hurricane, CNN talking heads are still having conniption fits that Trump can pardon anyone he wants. I want to see the hurricane!

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August 25, 2017 at 8:13 pm

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Bannon out

So says Matt Drudge:

SENIOR ADVISOR MOVING ON AFTER IMPRESSIVE RUN, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED…
POPULIST HERO MAY RETURN TO BREITBART…

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And now the NY Times:

Maybe this is good news. Maybe Bannon can do more on the outside. He wasn’t accomplishing much on the inside.

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August 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm

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I can’t tell where this is going

Big victory for the mainstream liberal establishment?

Or the beginning of Trump finally dumping the GOP establishment and big business, and becoming the President of the regular people who elected him (because now that GOPe and big business have joined the enemy forces, Trump no longer has to appease them)?

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August 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm

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Does anyone have an infrastructure question?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/15/trumps-off-the-rails-news-conference-on-charlottesville-the-alt-left-and-infrastructure-annotated/

One of Trump’s best conferences. The media ignored the fact that the counter-protesters were violent, but Trump keeps pointing it out. And he asks where does the statue-taking-down stop? George Washington was a slave-owner, do we take down his statues?

He pissed off the liberal mainstream media a lot with this press conference.

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August 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

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