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BuzzFeed Floats Late Night ‘Trump-Russia’ Hit Piece – Claims Trump Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress About Moscow Project

GatewayPundit - 9 hours 27 min ago

BuzzFeed dropped some late night ‘Trump-Russia’ fake news after the media and Dems had a rough day dealing with ‘Air Pelosi.’

The latest fake news story from BuzzFeed has the Democrats and their stenographers in the mainstream media riled up and calling for Trump’s head.

BuzzFeed reported late Thursday night that according to law enforcement sources, Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the proposed Trump Tower in Moscow.

Here we go again.

The Trump Tower in Moscow was never even built…

BuzzFeed reported:

Now the two sources have told BuzzFeed News that Cohen also told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.

The special counsel’s office learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.

Michael Cohen is not a credible witness.

Cohen was charged with lying to the Senate Intel Committee over his role in the proposed Moscow Trump Tower project and about the timeline. Cohen falsely represented to the Senate Intel Panel that the Moscow project ended in January of 2016 and that he never agreed to travel to Russia.

Now Michael Cohen is telling Robert Mueller that Donald Trump directed him to lie to Congress.

Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison in December, however, he won’t report to prison until March 6th. In the meantime Cohen is being squeezed by Mueller so the special counsel can turn the screws on President Trump.

When asked for comment, Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told CNN, “If you believe Cohen I can get you a great deal on the Brooklyn Bridge.”

Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff jumped on this BuzzFeed News story and immediately attacked President Trump.

Schiff, who is now the Chairman of the House Intel Committee said late Thursday night that President Trump “may have suborned perjury” and his Committee will do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true.

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Washed Up Comedian Kathy Griffin Tells WH Press Secretary to “F**k Off!” — Keeps Her Twitter Account

GatewayPundit - 10 hours 31 min ago

On Thursday White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders posted a letter that President Donald Trump sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informing her that her upcoming “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.

Pelosi was told to fly commercial — on her own dime.

President @realDonaldTrump’s letter to @SpeakerPelosi concerning her upcoming travel pic.twitter.com/TtBCvwp080

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 17, 2019

Democrat lawmakers were furious over this move by Trump.
They would be forced to pay for their spouses to fly commercial and would not be able to charge US taxpayers for the public relations jaunt.

Liberals were also furious.
Washed up comedian Kathy Griffin told the White House Press Secretary to “f**k off!”

Griffin followed that tweet up by calling the US President a mother f**ker.

IMPEACH AND CONVICT THE MOTHERFUCKER

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 18, 2019

Of course, Griffin is allowed to hurl this vile insults at the White House and Republicans.
Conservatives on Twitter get banned for MUCH LESS.

The Republican Party is unwilling to fight this battle of internet fairness.
They are too weak and afraid.

We are living in dangerous times.

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Pelosi’s History of Abusing Military Travel – Bringing Family Members Aboard – Serving Top Shelf Liquor on Taxpayer Dime

GatewayPundit - 11 hours 23 min ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has a long history of abusing military travel and wasting taxpayer money with outrageous requests, last minute changes and cancellations.

Like every other Communist of yesteryear, Nancy Pelosi believes she is royalty rather than a public servant.

President Trump asserted his presidential power on Thursday and informed House Speaker Pelosi that her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.

The media and Dems melted down and immediately attacked President Trump.

MSNBC hack Andrea Mitchell all of a sudden became a budget hawk and wanted to know how much it cost to fuel and prep the military plane for Pelosi’s trip and leave it standing on the runway after Trump pulled the plug.

What does it cost to fuel and prep a military 757 for congressional trip and leave it standing on the runway at JBA after @realDonaldTrump pulled the plug? Just asking..

— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 17, 2019

Where was the media when Pelosi abused military travel for YEARS?

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch uncovered Pelosi’s abuse of military travel on taxpayer dime which included bringing members of her family aboard and serving them top shelf liquor.

“Purchases for one Pelosi-led CODEL on May 15-20, 2008 included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin,” Tom Fitton said.

“Speaker Pelosi used the Air Force aircraft for a total of 85 trips, covering 206,264 miles, from March 2, 2009 through June 7, 2010. Pelosi, her guests and Air Force personnel logged a total of 428.6 hours on these flights,” Mr. Fitton added.

Judicial Watch documented all of the “hidden costs” associated with Pelosi’s constant cancellations, last minute changes and outrageous demands going back to 2009:

  • In response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, “Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi’s team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?…[T]here’s no need to block every weekend ‘just in case’…” The email also notes that Pelosi’s office had, “a history of canceling many of their past requests.”
  • One DOD official complained about the “hidden costs” associated with the speaker’s last minute changes and cancellations. “We have…folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc.”

Watch Tom Fitton rip Pelosi (who was House Speaker back then) apart for her outrageous demands and traveling on taxpayer dime back in 2009:

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LIAR PELOSI Cancelled Trump’s Speech Due to Lack of Security – But Lined Up Extra Security for Democrats’ Private Trip to Belgium, Afghanistan

GatewayPundit - 11 hours 57 min ago

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday asking him to postpone the State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress scheduled for January 29.

Pelosi cited security concerns over the partial government shutdown.

Pelosi said both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs. Therefore, they would not be ready for the speech.

Pelosi posted her letter to Trump on Twitter, saying, “Today, I wrote to recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the , the lead federal agency for security, faces its 26th day without funding.” (Text version of letter below tweet.)

Today, I wrote to @realDonaldTrump recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the @SecretService, the lead federal agency for #SOTU security, faces its 26th day without funding. https://t.co/K2oL8WGvqo pic.twitter.com/g3fIlxDbbK

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 16, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security refuted the Speaker’s claims — The Secret Service is ready for the SOTU.

And on Thursday FOX News reported that Speaker Pelosi was using “all kinds of security” manpower for her pricey trip with Democrats to Belgium and Afghanistan.

What an awful woman.

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Liberals in Crisis! President Trump GAINS 19 POINTS with Latino Voters Since Shutdown

GatewayPundit - 12 hours 38 min ago

Ruh-Roh Democrats did not expect this!

Since the partial government shutdown President Trump has gained 19 points with LATINO VOTERS!

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released in early December had President Trump’s approval rating with Latino adults at 31%

The latest poll shows a 19 point swing with Latino voters.
President Trump now has a 50% approval rating with Latino voters.

Via Mediaite:

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MUST SEE: Democrat Lawmakers Suffer Meltdown After President Trump Grounds Pelosi’s Flight to Belgium (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - 14 hours 58 min ago

On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.

The President canceled Pelosi’s flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport.

Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime.

According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.

Pelosi’s bus was seen circling the US Capitol after the flights were grounded.

It was a rough day for Democrats.

OMG: Nancy Pelosi arrives at the airport, ready for her trip to Brussels….

Credit: https://t.co/sybwLYnwfy pic.twitter.com/f2335osdpj

— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 17, 2019

Democrat lawmakers suffered a meltdown following the grounding of Air Pelosi.

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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Polk County Sheriff: ‘Deviant Alien From Mexico’ Arrested For Felony Sexual Abuse of a Child Under the Age of 12

GatewayPundit - 15 hours 12 min ago


Child sex abuser Carlos Calderon

41-year-old Carlos Calderon was arrested by Polk County, Florida police on Tuesday and charged with eight felonies related to sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.

Carlos Calderon’s immigration status is unclear because of conflicting data gathered by law enforcement.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd described Calderon as a ‘deviant alien from Mexico’ who is here on an “expired work visa” although data came back suggesting Calderon is in the country on a valid work permit.

Regardless of Calderon’s immigration status, ICE issued a warrant for him to be removed from the United States.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd could hardly contain his anger and disgust over what Carlos Calderon did to the poor little girl he sexually abused for several years.

According to deputies, Calderon began abusing his victim when she was just seven years old. The abuse continued for five years, reported FOX 13.

Detectives said Carlos Calderon had sexually explicit photos of the child on his phone and created child pornography — Calderon admitted to law enforcement to taking the pictures and the sexual abuse.

It gets worse…

Polk County Sheriff said Calderon blamed the child for the abuse and told investigators “hell I don’t know” when they asked him “how many times he committed a specific type of sexual battery.”

FOX 13 reported on Calderon’s criminal history:

Calderon is being held in the Polk County Jail on $400,000 bond and two counts of no bond. A search of his fingerprints brought back an illegal immigration arrest warrant from the U.S, Department of Homeland Security and, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, ICE is aware of his arrest.

However, Judd said his goal was to see Calderon imprisoned in the state of Florida for the rest of his life.

Calderon has a criminal history includes eight arrests, including six for driving with a non-valid, suspended, or revoked driver’s license, probation violation, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He now faces eight felonies, including two charges of sexual battery of a child, two counts of lewd molestation of a child under 12, use of a child in sexual performance, two counts of sexual performance by a child, and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd gave a press conference Wednesday and said, “Calderon’s continued molestation and sexual battery against this child is unconscionable. He preyed upon her and groomed her to commit these horrific acts. We are going to make sure he is held accountable for his actions.”

“We have an ICE warrant that said he is removable from the country,” Judd said in a press conference Wednesday. “However, other data we’ve gathered says, well, he’s here on a valid work permit and he was in the process of applying for permanent residency.”

The Democrats who are fighting to abolish ICE are advocating to have vicious child sex abusers like Carlos Calderon wandering around freely in society.

Video of Sheriff Grady Judd’s press conference on the arrest of Carlos Calderon:

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Roger Stone: The NFL Scandal the President Should Be Tweeting About

GatewayPundit - 15 hours 18 min ago

Guest post by Roger Stone

With the kneeling controversy waning the NFL has seen its TV ratings rise and is experiencing record profits this year. However, there is another controversy involving the NFL, that has yet to capture much attention, and it is as sinister as they come. This is a story of backroom deals, corruption, money, and how the legal system is failing vulnerable brain damaged victims. All because the NFL is able to use its money and power to manipulate system.

The NFL and their co-conspirators are blatantly screwing brain injured retired NFL players, to keep the NFL’s billionaire owner’s pockets lined, while feigning compassion. All with the blessing of Senior Federal Judge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Anita Brody.

In January 2017, the NFL agreed to an uncapped settlement to compensate retired players for their traumatic brain injuries from repetitive hits to the head incurred while playing in the NFL. The NFL Concussion Class Action Lawsuit was finally settled and went into effect. The NFL’s liability is estimated to be between $1.5 and $2 billion. 88% of the injured players are African American. Less than 17 % of their claims have been honored. If a player making a claim dies his survivors are entitled to nothing !

An amazing thing happened last week, the NFL withdrew an appeal before Judge Brody in the NFL Concussion Settlement, yet got exactly what they wanted, without having to make an argument before the judge in an already scheduled hearing. One has to wonder how that happens? And it raises many questions about the underhanded dealings that have plagued this case from the beginning.

First some background on the settlement. There are two paths through the settlement, for brain injured retired players, to be diagnosed and receive a monetary award. One is known as the Baseline Assessment Program (BAP), the other is the Monetary Award Fund (MAF). The BAP path is paid for by the NFL, and has a strict protocol which must be followed to the letter, including a battery of required neuropsychological test. In this path, the patient will see two doctors that must agree on the diagnosis. On the MAF path a player can choose from a list of approved doctors and use his own funds or private insurance to pay for his own evaluation. On the MAF path the doctor examining the player only needs to be “generally consistent” with the BAP standard to render a diagnosis, and the plain language of the settlement states,

“For the avoidance of any doubt, the review of whether a Qualifying Diagnosis is based on principles generally consistent with the diagnostic criteria set forth in Exhibit 1 (Injury Definitions) does not require identical diagnostic criteria, including without limitation, the same testing protocols or documentation requirements.”

This means the board certified neurologist can practice medicine the way he does every day with his normal patients, like you and I, and not have to jump through the NFL’s negotiated hoops, to try and deny players their rightful benefit under the settlement.

Here is a good analogy, if you went to a doctor for fear you have cancer, a BAP path doctor would only give you the cancer diagnosis if you have stage 4 cancer, otherwise he would say you are not sick enough for a diagnosis. On the MAF path, the doctor could examine you and diagnosis you with stage 1, 2, or 3 cancer, give a diagnosis, and treat the disease.

You see, the older the player, when diagnosed, the less money the NFL has to payout under the settlement, so they are incentivized to delay payment as long as possible. They do not want players diagnosed early, when the disease is still treatable, that would cost them more money.

If at all, they want players diagnosed old and near death, so that Jerry Jones can buy a new yacht!

The MAF path was negotiated into the settlement because players would never have agreed to the settlement otherwise.

Prior benefit programs for injured players have such a poor payout rate the players would never have agreed to see only NFL doctors under this settlement. Sadly the rate of payout under this settlement is worse.

Now the NFL is trying to change the contract after it was already signed.

Last week Judge Brody had a hearing scheduled to hear arguments about the “generally consistent” standard, because the NFL filed and objection and stopped payment of some claims it deemed, not “generally consistent” with the BAP standard. Individual players’ attorneys filed motions and flew in from all over the country to try and be heard by the Judge. Curiously hours before the hearing the judge canceled the hearing, allegedly because the NFL withdrew their objection. But certainly a back room deal was cut.  Then the judge issued an order directing the claims administrator, Brown Greer to clarify the rules governing MAF physicians making a “generally consistent” diagnosis. Why would a judge order any action taken on a withdrawn motion, unless a deal was cut? And why wasn’t that deal made in the sunshine of open court, as this Judge promised all future hearings would be?

What a slap in the face!

Essentially an 83 year old lifetime appointed judge that should have been retired 20 years ago, has ordered a law firm to tell Board Certified Doctors of Neurology how to practice medicine.

Individual players’ attorneys who were on the ground in Philadelphia to advocate for their clients were turned away.  Is Judge Brody afraid to hear from these attorneys? Currently she has only heard from class counsel and counsel for the NFL, and never let any other individual plaintiff attorneys be heard, since the settlement went into effect.

Chris Seeger should be pounding the table that this is substantive change to the settlement, instead he is playing right along hand-in-hand with the NFL. This is not a surprise to many. Some of Chris Seeger’s individual clients, in this case fired him, and now refer to him as a “scumbag” because they believed he was too cozy with the NFL. After all, he did settle the case without taking a single deposition or receiving one document of discovery. Could 70+ million in already received fees and 5% of whatever is paid out in the settlement cause one to compromise their ethics.

You’ll have to ask Chris Seeger that question.

My question is how long will it be before the individual players’ attorneys get their bellies full and move to recuse this has been Judge?

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No Wall, No Deal: McConnell Blocks THIRD Government Funding Bill

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:44

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has blocked a third bill to reopen most of the government without funding the wall.

Senator Tim Kaine had attempted to get consent to take up a House-passed bill that would reopen all agencies — except for the Department of Homeland Security. Approximately 25% of the government has been shut down since December 22.

(Politico)

The Hill reports, “the Senate GOP leader didn’t explain his objection from the Senate floor but he has warned for weeks that he will not bring up a government funding bill unless it’s the product of an agreement between congressional Democratic leadership and President Trump.”

After McConnell turned down another House-passed bill on Tuesday, he stated that it would be pointless to approve a vote on any spending bill that does not have support from President Trump.

“In a situation like this where the president in my view is in the right place trying to get the right outcome… of course not,” McConnell told a  reporter when asked if he would try to reopen the government with a veto override.

The standoff over the shutdown does not seem to be any closer to reaching a negotiation than it was in January.

On Tuesday, a group of House Democrats declined a meeting at the White House to discuss the matter.

Two days later, President Trump grounded Nancy Pelosi, denying her the use of military aircraft while she was already en route for a trip to Afghanistan — saying that she should be in Washington attempting to work on a deal.

“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” Trump wrote.

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GOP Senators Invite Trump to Deliver SOTU to US Senate — White House Looking at Options

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:28

On Thursday morning Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union Address to the US Senate.

Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate. If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in the House, I propose we move it to the Senate and make it happen!

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 17, 2019

This comes after Democrat Nancy Pelosi postponed the presidential speech in the US House.

On Thursday evening on FOX Business Network Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) followed Rand and invited President Trump to speak to the Senate.

According to CBS News the White House is mulling whether McConnell can invite Trump to deliver the SOTU to the Senate.

Top White House officials are discussing whether the GOP-controlled Senate could invite President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address. This, in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion Wednesday that the address be postponed or relegated to being done in writing due to the partial government shutdown, now in its 27th day.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s staff hasn’t responded yet to CBS News’ request for comment.

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Surprise! Real Conservative™ Ana Navarro white-knights for anti-Semitic homophobe Ilhan Omar

Twitchy - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:15

Just in case it wasn’t already clear that Ana Navarro’s sacrificed her last shred of integrity at the leftist altar, here she is white-knighting for not-so-closeted homophobe Ilhan Omar:

Rep. Omar: "Lots of Americans" agree with me that Trump is blackmailing Sen. Graham over his homosexuality pic.twitter.com/xPMAUHSLYE

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 17, 2019

I don’t like a Member of Congress giving an accusatory opinion about a Senator w/o evidence.

That said, tweet below’s false. Period. The quote is fabricated. It’s not what she said. Many will believe the tweet, buy the lie, & not take time to watch the video. Don’t fall for it. https://t.co/COL9ORaoxZ

— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 17, 2019

Omar knew exactly what she said.

Yes, Rep. Omar hasn't explicitly said Graham's sexuality is the blackmail being used against him. But as everyone in D.C. knows, this is the rumor circulated about Graham, so saying he's "compromised" achieves this purpose. No reason to give her a pass for dog whistling.

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 17, 2019

This started when a coordinator for Dem Coalition specifically stated "pretty serious sexual kink". Two days later, it made it's way to MSNBC where Stephanie Ruhle said "Trump or somebody knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham" And now a sitting member of congress https://t.co/hnkYDgrxas

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 17, 2019

So yeah sorry guys, this act of playing dumb doesn't fly. Here's a good timeline. https://t.co/motK9cLSRl https://t.co/nDVXgr64lp

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 17, 2019

And if you’re defending her, Ana, you’re either ignorant or dishonest. Probably a combination of both.

We all know what she meant.

— Denny Loggins (@DerpFlannel) January 17, 2019

Ana Navarro going to bat for a homophobic anti-semite. This must be "The Old Republican Party" she so longs for. https://t.co/MKLvHDK5If

— eric (@eriContrarian) January 17, 2019

But don't you call her liberal.

— Lady Hecate (@Hecate40) January 17, 2019

 

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UH OH: These reports about Melania Trump are guaranteed trigger grounded Dems (somebody keep an eye on Nancy!)

Twitchy - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:01

As you now know, President Trump earlier grounded Nancy Pelosi and Dems when it came to using military planes for their travels, making them off-limits during the shutdown. However, if these reports are true there might even be some additional melting down on the Dem side of the aisle this week:

NEW: @NoahGrayCNN @KateBennett_DC @ElizLanders report @FLOTUS is currently in the air on her way to Florida for a pre-scheduled trip… on a government plane.

— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) January 17, 2019

No government flight to Afghanistan for Pelosi & Co. But Melania's on her way to Florida… https://t.co/XB2mOX99HR

— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) January 17, 2019

I am listening to air traffic control

EXEC1F appears to be headed to Palm Beach. ATC just said they will have to do some serious vectoring to get the plane in line with the rest of the Palm Beach traffic.

EXEC1F is typically the callsign for a plane with the first lady on it.

— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 17, 2019

Well, look at that…

Maybe Melania took Nancy’s plane?

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) January 17, 2019

Ha!

The dullards in the press seem to be missing the point. The issue at hand is people who possess the power to vote to end the impasse were set to leave DC to go out of the country. WTF are they doing leaving DC when they could vote to end the shutdown

— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) January 17, 2019

The Dems better agree to a few billion for that wall so they can end the shutdown and get their travel perks back.

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EPIC! President Trump Returns Full Cart of Luggage to Pelosi’s Office

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:37

President Trump is a boss.

The media and Dems lost their minds Thursday afternoon after President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.

President Trump asserted his power and canceled the military flight that was scheduled to transport House Speaker Pelosi and other Democrat lawmakers to Europe.

Trump struck a nerve because furious phone calls were flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.

The President also promptly returned a full cart of luggage to Pelosi’s office.

The luggage was returned to halls of Congress on a cart marked “military liaison.”

Via Free Beacon reporter Brent Scher who received the photo from a tipster:

BREAKING: Full cart of luggage has been returned to the halls of congress after @realDonaldTrump cancels @SpeakerPelosi's foreign triphttps://t.co/8yd3DrLsza pic.twitter.com/uSPudMBs0e

— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) January 17, 2019

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said there is no need to provide military planes to fly Nancy Pelosi to Brussels or Egypt so it would have been an outrageous waste of tax dollars.

POLL: Should President Trump Keep The Government Shut Down Until He Gets The Wall?

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Pelosi Spox Releases Statement After Trump Postpones House Speaker’s “Public Relations” Trip

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 21:25

The media erupted on Thursday afternoon after President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.

President Trump reminded Pelosi who’s the boss when he canceled her flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport.

Trump told Pelosi to fly commercial on her own dime– LIKE A BOSS!

Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill released a statement Thursday afternoon, via FOX News reporter Chad Pergram:

Pelosi’s CoDel to Afghanistan included a stop in Brussels for required pilot rest (and meetings with NATO commanders because of that). No stop in Egypt. Group wanted to “express appreciation & thanks to our men & women in uniform” in Middle East. The purpose of the trip was to express appreciation and thanks to our men and women in uniform for their service and dedication, and to obtain critical national security and intelligence briefings from those on the front lines.

The President traveled to Iraq during the Trump Shutdown as did a Republican CODEL led by Rep. Zeldin.

Perhaps Pelosi doesn’t grasp the vast difference between her and the President of the United States.

Trump struck a nerve because furious phone calls were flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.

The bus full of Dem lawmakers and Pelosi was driving in circles around the US Capitol! WOMP WOMP

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said there is no need to provide military planes to fly Nancy Pelosi to Brussels or Egypt so it would have been an outrageous waste of tax dollars.

There is no need to provide military planes to fly @SpeakerPelosi to Brussels or Egypt, so that would have been an outrageous waste of tax dollars. Obviously, military transport to Afghanistan would have been required… https://t.co/mzWuVRuBv1

— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 17, 2019

As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor wrote, President Trump’s abrupt cancellation of usurper Pelosi’s world tour is a reminder to Pelosi and world leaders that Donald Trump is still President.

Trump’s assertion of presidential command is reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan firing 11,000 illegally striking air traffic controllers in August 1981, Kristinn Taylor noted.

POLL: Who Do You Blame For The Government Shutdown – Trump Or The Democrats?

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Reaganesque: Trump Reminds Pelosi and Global Leaders He Is Still President With Abrupt Cancellation of Usurper Pelosi’s World Tour

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 21:09

With the abrupt cancellation of the world tour of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), President Donald Trump is sending a strong message to world leaders, and Pelosi herself, that he is still president despite losing the House of Representatives to Pelosi and the Democrats this month. The move by Trump comes the day after Pelosi made an insulting power play against Trump by ‘asking’ him to postpone the State of the Union Address, previously set for January 29 by Pelosi, over her claimed security concerns related to the government shutdown.

With Trump staying at the White House to negotiate a deal with Pelosi to reopen the partially shutdown government and fund a border wall, Pelosi was set to represent herself to the world as the de facto president of the United States in meetings with NATO leaders in Brussels this week. President Trump monkey wrenched the plans of ‘President Pelosi’ to usurp his presidency by canceling her Congressional Delegation trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan.

Last week Trump announced he was canceling his trip to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that runs from January 22-25 so that he could stay home and negotiate with Democrats on funding the border wall.

Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. My warmest regards and apologies to the @WEF!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019

Trump’s assertion of presidential command is reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan firing 11,000 illegally striking air traffic controllers in August 1981. That move by Reagan showed he would not be pushed around and was a leader to be reckoned with at home and abroad. Similarly, by responding to Pelosi’s moves to usurp his presidency and diminish his standing on the world stage, Trump has sent a clear message to Pelosi and the world to not test him.

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VIDEO: STRANDED BUS with Pelosi and Democrat Lawmakers DRIVES CIRCLES AROUND US CAPITOL

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:24

On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.

The President canceled Pelosi’s flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport.

Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime.

According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.

THE BUS IS DRIVING CIRCLES AROUND THE US CAPITOL!

VOTE NOW: Should Trump Keep The Government Close Until He Gets The Wall?

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Furious Calls Going Back and Forth From The Hill, State Department, Pentagon and White House After Trump Cancels Pelosi’s Flight

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:14

On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.

The President canceled Pelosi’s flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport.

Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime.

According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.

CHAD PERGRAM: Members are sitting on the USAF bus on CapHill they wait to see if they are departing on overseas trip Trump canceled. Fox is told there are furious calls going back and forth now between the Hill, State, Pentagon and White House.

Members are sitting on the USAF bus on CapHill they wait to see if they are departing on overseas trip Trump canceled.

Fox is told there are furious calls going back and forth now between the Hill, State, Pentagon and White House.

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 17, 2019

Members are now exiting the bus and heading back to the Capitol!

USAF bus back on Capitol plaza. Mbrs getting off bus & going back into Capitol pic.twitter.com/k9luYw5YyC

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 17, 2019

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BUILD THE WALL! $20.6 Million Raised by Private Donors to Build Border Wall – Movement Founder Brian Kolfage Releases Video

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:10

As reported yesterday…

The GoFundMe campaign to build the Trump Border Wall has now raised over $20.5 million dollars to fund the US border wall with Mexico.

Due to its unprecedented success the left is doing ANYTHING THEY CAN to discredit the movement!

Leftists are afraid that a private campaign will convince lawmakers that the American public is behind the Wall.

Triple amputee and war veteran Brian Kolfage started the GoFundMe for the the Trump wall one month ago today on December 16, 2018.
Over 345,000 people have donated and over $20.5 million has been raised.

This past week Brian launched an organization “We Build The Wall” to ensure the funds raised are used appropriately on the project.

‘We Build the Wall” has added a board to oversee the management of funds raised. Board members include Sheriff David Clarke, Erik Prince, Kris Kobach, two “angel” parents and a former Congressman.

** If you contributed to the GoFundMe page before January 11 YOU MUST OPT IN to make sure your donation is transferred to the secure “We Build the Wall” organization.

Brian Kolfage released a video on Thursday — Brian’s mission to build the wall.

** If you would like to ensure your donation goes to build the wall, please opt-in here: http://gofundme.com/thetrumpwall

** Please Visit the Website: https://webuildthewall.us

Farmer Gene Hanson of Edgeley of North Dakota said Trump is a “great American” and wanted to find some way to announce his support for the president’s agenda, according to Fox News.

“President Trump, stand your ground and get-R-done,” Hanson told the media.

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PELOSI GROUNDED! House Speaker Finds Out En Route to Airport That Flight is Canceled – Told ‘Fly Commercial’

GatewayPundit - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:41

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders posted a letter that President Donald Trump sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informing her that her upcoming “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.

Pelosi was told to fly commercial on her own dime.

“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” Trump wrote his letter to Pelosi.

This is epic!

It gets better…

House Speaker Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus, en route to the airport when she found out Trump canceled the “public relations” trip.

President Donald Trump just sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying her trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. She and other lawmakers are on the bus already to go to the airport. #POTUS pic.twitter.com/XQ1F1auXCW

— Edward Lawrence (@EdwardLawrence) January 17, 2019

Fox News reporter John Roberts said Pelosi was scheduled to leave at 3 PM when the President informed her that her trip would be postponed — Trump gave her a ONE HOUR notice!

.@SpeakerPelosi CoDel was scheduled to leave at 3pm, when @realDonaldTrump informed her that it was postponed.

— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) January 17, 2019

The letter from President Trump to Pelosi read:

“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over,” the letter begins. “In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate.”

President Trump said in his letter that he looks forward to seeing Nancy Pelosi soon.

VOTE NOW: Should Trump Keep The Government Closed Until He Gets The Wall?

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In escalating shutdown fight, Trump cancels plane for Pelosi overseas trip

JamieDupree - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:31

A day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that President Donald Trump delay his State of the Union Address because of unresolved issues surrounding a partial government shutdown, the President retaliated by scrapping plans by the Speaker to use a military jet to take a group of lawmakers on an overseas trip to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan, saying it would be better for Pelosi to stay in the U.S. and negotiate a deal on a border wall.

“In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,” the President wrote in a letter to the Speaker.

“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” the President added, as he took the unprecedented step of pulling military travel support for what are known as “CODEL’s” – bipartisan Congressional Delegation trips around the globe, often to visit U.S. soldiers and diplomats.

A day after she all but disinvited him from delivering the State of the Union address, Trump tells Pelosi he is canceling her trip to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan, citing the shutdown. The executive branch traditionally provides military transport for congressional trips.

— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) January 17, 2019

Earlier in the day, the Speaker had told reporters she had not yet received a response from the White House to her suggestion of a postponement of the State of the Union.

“I’m not denying him a platform at all,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference. “I’m saying let’s get a date when the government is open.”

During her time as Speaker and House Democratic Leader, Pelosi has been well known for her extended travels around the globe, as the military provides the support and security for such lawmaker travel.

The details of Pelosi's planned travel to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan — particularly those destinations — had not been previously announced. Earlier today her aides asked news organizations not to report that the trip would take place, citing national security.

— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) January 17, 2019

“Yet another petty, childish temper tantrum by the President of the United States,” said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI).

The announcement by the President came as lawmakers were actually gathering on a military bus on Capitol Hill, to be taken to Joint Base Andrews for their departure.

The move left some in the Congress exasperated.

“One sophomoric response does not deserve another,” tweeted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who said the Speaker was wrong to threaten to cancel the State of the Union.

Democrats: Get off the bus and help us secure the border! pic.twitter.com/ftdxupqS0J

— Sean Duffy (@RepSeanDuffy) January 17, 2019

“President Trump denying Speaker Pelosi military travel to visit our troops in Afghanistan, our allies in Egypt and NATO is also inappropriate,” Graham added.

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