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  1. Gezza

     /  24th March 2017

    The latest helpful & informative tweets from THE DONALD OF THE UNITED STATES :

    [45th POTUS, 1st DOTUS]
    ……..
    Donald J. Trump Retweeted
    Bill Mitchell‏ ‪@mitchellvii‬
    EXACTLY AS I SAID – House Intel Chair: We Cannot Rule Out Sr. Obama Officials Were Involved in Trump Surveillance
    BOOM=> House Intel Chair: We Cannot Rule Out That Sr. Obama Officials Were Involved in Trump…
    thegatewaypundit.com
    ……..
    Donald J. Trump Retweeted
    Bill Mitchell‏ ‪@mitchellvii‬
    Trump always ends up being right. It’s almost a little freaky.
    ……..
    Spoke to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May today to offer condolences on the terrorist attack in London. She is strong and doing very well.
    ……..
    Just watched the totally biased and fake news reports of the so-called Russia story on NBC and ABC. Such dishonesty!
    ……..
    A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack. My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.
    ……..

    [Still not happy about some alternative facts. Ed.]
    ……..
    More Trump tweets may possibly be found here when The Donald has some spare time: https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
    ……
    Fri 24 Mar 2017. 0600 hours

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  2. David

     /  24th March 2017

    Strategic idiocy from Schummer going nuclear on scotus on a judge that had 100% backing to his current judgeship. Lat time this happened it was again a democrat called Obama who said he did it purely for partisan reasons and regrettwd it.

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    • artcroft

       /  24th March 2017

      Last time it happened was the entire Republican party denying Judge Garland even the opportunity of a hearing.

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      • David

         /  24th March 2017

        Based on the Jimmy Carter rule that if there is a year to go you defer what is a lifetime appointment until after the election.
        Also it was a conservative judge who passed away so nominating a liberal when Obama was on his way out would be a shameful appointment

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        • Pete Kane

           /  24th March 2017

          Absurd. Is this auto troll junk the way for YNZ 2017? 9Is David computer-generated?)

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  24th March 2017

            Nothing absurd about two reasonable points being made.

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            • Pete Kane

               /  24th March 2017

              Can you not read an administrative calendar? (Or a death notice. Repeat. Absurd – including the current comment replied too.)

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  24th March 2017

              I can’t read my own death notice, but I can read this:
              Death. Scalia died in his sleep at age 79 on the night of February 12 or the morning of February 13, 2016

              So David is correct that the nomination was less than a year from the end of Obama’s terms of office.

              You seem to be have an absurd fit about nothing.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  24th March 2017

              The Thurmond rule “has its origins in June 1968, when Senator Strom Thurmond, Republican of South Carolina, blocked President Lyndon B. Johnson’s appointment of Justice Abe Fortas as chief justice.”[1] The “rule” has been variously described:

              A 2008 Congressional Research Service report described “a practice referred to by some as the ‘Thurmond rule’:” “at some point in a presidential election year, the Judiciary Committee and the Senate no longer act on judicial nominations — with exceptions sometimes made for nominees who have bipartisan support from Senate committee and party leaders.”

              It’s not a constitutional requirement but it is a debating point with a bit of weight in reasonableness, as is the appointment of a replacement with opposing views to his predecessor.

          • David

             /  24th March 2017

            Good lord am I to be drawn in to a battle of wits with an unarmed combatant.

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            • Pete Kane

               /  24th March 2017

              At least one with a real name computer boy.

            • Pete Kane

               /  24th March 2017

              Good line Alan. And for what its worth I hope I’m not reading the death notice you mention any time soon. You got an election to get through. (And a lovely local MP to reelect) Best wishes.

  3. For those still interested, the following source is a copy of the letter from the US Senate to FBI Director that, amongst other things, calls for an explanation as to why the FBI tasked “Steele” the former MI6 agent to report on Trump’s association with Russia.

    There are some hard questions in this letter that has to indicate deliberate anti-Trump bias on the part of Comey.

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  24th March 2017

    Fox News reporting more evidence of Obama surveillance of Trump coming to inquiry next week:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/23/potential-smoking-gun-showing-obama-administration-spied-on-trump-team-source-says.html

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  24th March 2017

      A smoking gun Al? Looking forward to our resident snowflakes spin on this one. Russell’s popcorn reserves are under threat. Cheers,c

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  24th March 2017

      haha, nice try Conspiratoor but there’s no need for snowflakery on the left or the right… ‘cos the GOP are spinning this one by themselves.

      LA Times reports that Nunes has already partially walked back from his claims that officials in trump’s transition team had been subjects of surveillance.

      The head of the House Intelligence Committee partially backed away from his dramatic claim that officials in President Trump’s transition team had been subjects of surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies, with an aide saying that Chairman Devin Nunes did not know “for sure.”

      On Wednesday, Nunes (R-Tulare) said that names of transition team members had come up in conversations that were referred to in U.S. intelligence documents summarizing surveillance. But until Nunes sees the actual documents, he does not know whether any of the transition officials were actually part of the surveilled conversations or were just talked about by others, spokesman Jack Langer said Thursday.

      http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-russia-investigation-20170324-story.html

      Whether you subscribe to snowflakery or not it’s bloody hard to argue with Nunes’ own spokesperson saying Nunes hasn’t seen any actual evidence ….

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  24th March 2017

        Looks like your own alt news, JB. This is quite explicit that he had seen the reports. Unless they were fakes there doesn’t seem room for doubt:

        “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show the president-elect and his team were at least monitored and disseminated in what appears to be intelligence reporting channels,” said Mr. Nunes, who was part of the Trump transition team.
        Mr. Nunes said several dozen examples of surveillance reports were brought to him after he issued an open call for any evidence of illegal behavior. He said the material he saw appeared to have been gathered during the transition, from November to January.

        http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/22/trump-officials-unmasked-intel-community/

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  24th March 2017

          Oh good, more about the surveillance theoriezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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        • Joe Bloggs

           /  24th March 2017

          Look at the time stamps Alan…my link is dated a day after yours…things move on you know and Nunes has partially recanted since your stale news item was written…

          Pick your game up fella

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          • Anonymous Coward

             /  24th March 2017

            Was just about to write the same thing. Things don’t stay still long enough for 2 day old news.

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        • Joe Bloggs

           /  25th March 2017

          Another frickin’ deathly silence from the Bard of the Brynderwyns – caught out using old news to deny the partial recantation by Nunes, yet refuses to acknowledge he wuz wrong. Loser. Bigly snowflake.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  25th March 2017

            B.s. JB. Show me Nunes stating that he did not say the words I quoted or that they were completely untrue and I’ll concede that a day makes a difference. Of course I noticed the dates before I posted but the accounts are completely explicit and completely refute your third-hand drivel.

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  5. MaureenW

     /  25th March 2017

    Trey Gowdy interviews James Comey on the illegal leaks of classified transcripts to the media on Flynn..

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