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BREAKING: Pelosi Calls for Special Caucus Meeting at 9AM Wednesday on Trump Impeachment (Video)

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:25

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a special meeting on Wednesday morning to push for the impeachment of President Trump.

Pelosi will meet with her Democrat caucus members Wednesday morning at 9 AM.
Democrats don’t like Trump so they think he should be impeached.

Sr Hse Democrat who asked they not be identified asserted that Pelosi will likely have to switch her position on impeachment “within the next two weeks.”

The Democrat argued that “the vast majority of us are for impeachment.”

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 20, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez called for the Democrats to move forward on impeachment.
The bartender calls the shots in the Democrat House.

The meeting comes after Republican Justin Amash pushed for Trump’s impeachment this past weekend.

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WHAT?? A Whopping 43% of Americans Believe Socialism Would Be Good For the Nation

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:10

A newly released Gallup poll found that a whopping 43% of Americans say socialism would be a good thing for the country.

The poll also found that Americans are split on viewing economy as free market or government controlled.

“Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion,” Gallup reports.

The researchers found that Americans’ definition of socialism has also changed over the years, with a quarter of respondents associating the concept with social equality and only 17% associating it with the proper definition of having government control of the means of production.

The findings were, of course, split across partisan lines. They found that the majority of Democrats have a positive view of socialism — 57% in 2018.

When asked whether they would prefer mostly free market or government control over several economic and societal activities, the pollsters found that “Americans are most likely to prefer free market control in the areas of technological innovation and the distribution of wealth. Majorities also want the free market to drive the economy overall, wages, higher education and healthcare.”

“Preference for the government to serve as the primarily responsible actor only garners majority support for protecting online consumer privacy and the environment,” they found.

As far as healthcare and higher education, Americans favor free market over government control. Approximately four in ten people support the Democrats proposals to greatly expand government control over these sectors.

“These data alone make it hard to generalize a simplistic conclusion about Americans’ opinions of, and willingness to entertain, socialism. But there are a few clear takeaways. About four in 10 Americans are accepting of some form of socialism or socialist policies, and Democrats currently have a more positive view of socialism than capitalism. In addition, the April survey found that 47% of Americans say they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. While that figure represents nearly half of the U.S. adult population, even higher percentages say they would vote for an atheist (58%) or Muslim (60%) presidential candidate,” Gallup concluded.

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Goofy Far Left Obama-Appointed Judge Who Ruled Trump Must Turn Over Financial Records to House Dems Was Obama-Biden Donor

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:46


Judge Amit Mehta

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta upheld a congressional subpoena seeking President Trump’s financial data from his former accounting firm Mazars USA.

Mehta’s ruling means Mazars must comply with a subpoena issued by House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings for eight years of Trump’s financial records.

Judge Mehta pushed back on Trump’s lawyer’s argument that Congress has no authority to investigate whether Trump broke the law before he became president.

The Stalinesque move by the House Democrats is a witch hunt to continue their harassment of the Republican president.

President Trump said on Monday he will appeal Judge Mehta’s decision to uphold a Democrat subpoena seeking his financial records from his former accounting Mazars USA.

Now this…
Not only was goofy Judge Mehta appointed by Obama he was also an Obama-Biden Donor.

Sure is interesting how the media has thus far missed this factoid, isn't it? Now lets play a game & imagine that the same Judge was a Trump donor & ruled in his favor here…Something tells me this would be all over CNN tonight & the talking heads would be screaming, corruption!

— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) May 20, 2019

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Deep State FBI and DOJ Brass Had Exculpatory Evidence to Absolve Trump Campaign and Withheld It from FISA Court

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:20

Rep. Matt Gaetz joined Sean Hannity on Monday night to discuss the ongoing developments in the the Obama spygate scandal.

Gaetz told Sean the “most compelling” evidence in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation will be revealed within days or weeks.

The Florida representative also revealed that the unreleased Papadopoulos transcripts will show the Trump campaign adviser denied there was any illegal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
This evidence was withheld from the FISA Court so they could spy on Trump.

FOX News legal expert Gregg Jarrett jumped in and accused the Obama officials of committing fraud on the FISA Court.

FOX News reported:

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz revealed Monday night that “most compelling” evidence in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation is days, if not weeks away.

According to Gaetz, R-Fla., secret unreleased transcripts involving former Trump aide George Papadopoulos reveal that he denied there was an illegal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia and that intelligence officials did not present that information to the FISA court.

“I believe we are days if not weeks aways for the most in compelling evidence in the biggest political scandal in American history,” Gaetz said on “Hannity” Monday.

“There was western intelligence sent to spy on Papadopoulos and there’s a recording and transcript of the conversation. And there, Papadopoulos denies any illegal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. So, they had evidence presumably that was against Papadopoulos and for him. What they will wont be able to defend is that they never presented that evidence to the FISA court.”

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Dangerous Red Francis Calls for Global Governance to Battle Climate Change

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:12

Dangerous Catholic leader Pope Francis called for a new global governance to battle climate change junk science during his address to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in early May.

Red Pope Francis frequently speaks out on the controversial issue of global warming. In 2017 he told climate “skeptics” history will judge you.

Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars reported:

Pope Francis recently called for global governance to fight climate change, asserting, “The nation state cannot be considered as an absolute.”

During an address to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, the Pope condemned “growing nationalism that neglects the common good” and called for more globalism.

“The nation state cannot be considered as an absolute, as an island with respect to the surrounding context,” he said, adding, “The nation state is no longer able to procure the common good of its populations alone.”

Pope Francis said that a “special authority legally and concordantly constituted” was necessary to facilitate the implementation of new climate change policies.

He went on to demand that power be transferred from nation states to “intergovernmental institutions that manage their common interests.”

“This universal common good, in turn, must acquire a more pronounced juridical value at international level,” concluded Francis.

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Violent Far Left Protester Acquitted After Hitting KATU Cameraman in Head With Wooden Pallet

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:33

A jury in Portland (of course) has delivered not guilty verdicts in the case of an anti-ICE protester who was up on charges of assault and harassment after hitting a KATU news cameraman with a wooden pallet during last summer’s Occupy ICE protest encampment.

Despite multiple witnesses and the cameraman recording during the incident, a jury of six ruled that the actions of protester Danialle Inez James did not constitute assault or harassment, essentially saying that it’s legal for protesters to order members out of public areas and then physically attack the members of the media for being in public areas.

The Oregonian reports:

A Multnomah County jury acquitted a 33-year-old woman of charges that she assaulted a TV news cameraman during a protest last summer outside the Southwest Portland offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Jurors found Danialle Inez James not guilty of the charges of fourth-degree assault and harassment of KATU cameraman Carter Maynard. Prosecutors contended that James slammed a wooden gate into the back of Maynard’s head on June 28 and that she appeared to be motivated by her hostility toward the media.

But during a four-day trial that ended last week in Circuit Court, James and her defense attorney contended that she hadn’t swung the gate into the cameraman. They also claimed the cameraman conjured up a story that the government then latched on to bring her down.

Yet there was no dispute that James was unhappy with the TV coverage as demonstrators camped on Day 11 of the five-week-long protest outside ICE offices. The group had gathered in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border.

James testified that she thought showing TV images of the immigrants attending the protest would endanger their lives. So she said she tried to sabotage the efforts of the KATU reporter and cameraman by repeatedly saying expletives in the background as they tried to do live broadcasts.

Jurors watched video of James, wearing a pink camouflage onesie, exclaiming “(Expletive) the media!,” calling the KATU employees “maggots” and broadcasting on her Facebook Live account as she insulted the KATU reporter’s makeup and clothes.

Jurors also watched video footage recorded by Maynard as he held the camera looking away from James. It doesn’t show James swinging the gate into the back of his head but captures James calling out, “You really get the (expletive) out!” The video then shows the scene as Maynard spins around in a circle and voices are heard exclaiming: “Oh!” and “Whoa, whoa, whoa!”

The gate was made from a wooden pallet and was part of a fence bordering the protest encampment where James and many others had stationed themselves.

During more than four hours of testimony, Maynard said he saw James’ hand on the gate just before and after he was struck from behind. He said the impact left him with pain, dizziness, headaches and tenderness around a swollen, bruised area of his head.

A KOIN-6 cameraman, who had been standing next to Maynard, said he saw James intentionally swing the gate into Maynard.

James testified that she had her hand on the gate but she didn’t slam the gate into Maynard. Rather, she let the gate go and it began to close on him on its own, she said.

The prosecution contended that James was familiar with the gate and its ability to swing to a close because she’d been at the camp for days. At the very least James acted “recklessly” in letting it hit the back of Maynard’s head, said prosecutor Kate Molina.

Two medical professionals who examined the cameraman diagnosed him with a concussion and testified for the prosecution. A doctor hired by the defense said Maynard hadn’t suffered a concussion. The prosecution noted that the defense doctor hadn’t examined Maynard.

Defense attorney Karen Mockrin told jurors that both cameramen were “lying.”

“Whatever happened, that’s not it,” Mockrin said. “That’s ridiculous.”

Although James had admitted that she had repeatedly cursed at the media and told them to leave, she told jurors she doesn’t hate media. “To be honest with you, I was grateful for the media coverage — people trying to show the world what was going on,” she said.

Upon hearing the six-person jury’s verdict Thursday, James sobbed and embraced a crowd of supporters.

“Those (expletives) tried to pin me,” she said. “Not guilty. Not guilty. Thank you!”

Maynard wasn’t present when the verdict was read. KATU’s news director didn’t return a call seeking comment.

But in a Facebook post five days after the protest encounter, Genevieve Reaume, the KATU reporter, described what she said were physical and verbal assaults on “multiple journalists” by “multiple protesters” that day.

“This treatment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Reaume wrote. “We are here to do an important job, to talk to all sides, to find the truth and report the facts.”

Here’s the video of the incident, in which James can be seen shouting profanities and racist epithets at the media:

Had the cameraman decided to defend himself, he likely would have been arrested and charged with daring to disrupt the unruly protesters.

Portland based journalist Andy Ngo screen capped comments made by James after the verdict.

Danialle Inez James has taken to social media to celebrate the verdict. “THE ANGRY BLACK WOMAN CARD DIDNT WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT THEY WANTED TO PUSH THAT ONE HARRRRRRRD” pic.twitter.com/l7qchOt4CS

— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) May 21, 2019

The “Occupy ICE” protesters were so out of hand that Portland mayor Ted Wheeler evidently ordered the police to not respond to DHS and ICE employees who were being attacked in the street.

Danialle James was also involved in a City Hall protest in 2016, which resulted in several dozen Portland police officers being called in to physically remove the protesters from the building as they were disrupting and shutting down a city council meeting.

According to court records, Danialle James has been involved in several cases involving traffic tickets, evictions, child custody and child support (apparently she started popping them out at age 16), credit companies suing her, and a couple of lawsuits that settled out of court in which she was the plaintiff. I’m sure her next lawsuit will be against the cameraman for putting his body right where she was slamming the pallet, thus damaging her pallet with the back of his skull.

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DUMBING Down Of America: SAT Exam Will Now Include ‘ADVERSITY SCORE’ (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:15

Students who take the SAT exam will now be given a secret ‘adversity score.’

SAT exam takers will be given an adversity score between 1 to 100, with a higher score signaling a higher level of adversity.

The adversity score will be determined by 15 different factors, including: The crime rate and poverty rate of the area where the student is from, the household income of the student, and the quality of the student’s high school.  Students will also earn a higher adversity score if English isn’t their first language.

The College Board said the adversity score will not consider the race of the student.  However, many critics of the adversity score have pointed out that the score seems to use many factors that are heavily correlated with race.

This fall, 150 colleges plan to use the adversity score in their admissions processes.

This new policy has received major backlash from Americans who believe that college admissions should be solely based on academic performance.

 

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Obama-Appointed Judge Upholds Democrat Subpoena For Trump’s Financial Records

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 22:00


Rep. Cummings

Another day, another corrupt Obama judge.

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta upheld a congressional subpoena seeking President Trump’s financial data from his former accounting firm Mazars USA.

Mehta’s ruling means Mazars must comply with a subpoena issued by House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings for eight years of Trump’s financial records.

Judge Mehta pushed back on Trump’s lawyer’s argument that Congress has no authority to investigate whether Trump broke the law before he became president.

Politico reported that Mehta also said Congress has authority to investigate conflicts of interest — for example, whether a president has a “financial interest in a particular piece of legislation that was being considered.”

President Trump will no doubt fight this ruling because he previously filed a lawsuit to block the subpoena.

President Trump and the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit last month against Democrat House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings to block a subpoena seeking the President’s financial information.

In the complaint filed in DC federal court last month, Trump’s lawyers said that Democrats have “declared all-out political war” against him, reported CNBC.

“Subpoenas are their weapon of choice,” the filing stated.

Trump’s lawyers also argued that the Democrats are hoping to use the subpoena to for the sake of “exposure with the hope that it will turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the president now and in the 2020 election.”

Last month, the Democrat-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Elijah Cummings, subpoenaed President Trump’s financial information from Mazars, an accounting firm that once prepared Trump’s financial statements.

Cummings based his subpoena on testimony given from Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has been convicted of lying to Congress.

The House Committee is requesting financial data on Trump going back 10 years after Cohen accused Trump of inflating his net worth so he could attempt to purchase the Buffalo Bills NFL team.

Rep. Cummings said in a memo that the subpoena is also based on “corroborating documents” that “raise grave questions about whether the President has been accurate in his financial reporting.”

Other Democrat Committee chairs are also harassing President Trump with Soviet style investigations — Maxine Waters recently subpoenaed Trump’s financial information from Deutsche Bank and House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions as well.

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow told NBC News: “We will not allow Congressional Presidential harassment to go unanswered.”

Attorney Robert Barnes slammed Judge Mehta’s ruling Monday and said, “Obama-appointed Judge makes novel interpretation of Congressional subpoena power that threatens the privacy of every person in America.”

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Jaw-Dropping Dishonesty: Joe Biden Takes Credit for Trump’s Record Economy — Here are the Facts…

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:49

On Saturday Joe Biden traveled to Pennsylvania for his big rally of 2,000 supporters.

During his touchy-feely performance Joe took credit for the record Trump economy.

Seriously @JoeBiden you really think you deserve credit for President @realDonaldTrump booming economy? The Obama/Biden administration almost destroyed our country. Thankfully President Trump pulled out his magic wand of Common Sense and fixed it. pic.twitter.com/60ckZoWTZj

— David Basulto The Hispanic Conservative (@thc1776) May 20, 2019

This is gobsmackingly dishonest.

We reported on this lie back in September 2018 when Barack Obama tried to pull off the same stunt.

Barack Obama had the worst economic recovery in US history; Obama is the only president in history to never see a single year of 3.0% GDP growth yet here he is with a smug look on his face giving himself credit for Trump’s accomplishments.

In September 2018 Kevin Hassett, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under the Trump administration, addressed the White House press briefing.

Kevin went through ISM Purchasing Managers’ index, durable goods, employment and other statistics to bolster Trump’s claims about the economy.

The liberal media hacks in the White House wanted to gang-rush Sarah Sanders but instead were forced to listen to Hassett about economic facts!
It was an amazing presentation!

Hassett completely destroyed Barack Obama and his lies about the Trump economic miracle.
This was spectacular!

Hassett completely destroyed Obama and Biden’s lies on the economy.

Don’t look for the liberal mainstream media to correct Biden’s lies.

Here is the transcript from Hassett’s presentation.

CHAIRMAN HASSETT: Thanks. It’s really a great pleasure to be back here. And thank you, Sarah, for the kind introduction.

You know, one of the hypotheses that’s been floating around about the economy lately is that the strong economy that we’re seeing is just a continuation of recent trends. And, you know, since we’re the nerds at the White House, we decided that this is a testable hypothesis. And so what we can do is we can go out and we can estimate recent trends — that is, trends that ran in the economy up to the point of the last election — and then compare the latest data to the recent trends.

In most cases, by the way, the estimates of the trends that we present to you here are very statistically significant, as are the deviations from the trend.

And so now I’m going to, as I always do, show you a few slides. Could I have the next slide, please? That’s the first slide again. There we go.

So the first slide that we’re looking at is small-business optimism. And this is basically — for parallel construction, you’re going to see that each of the slides we go through is going to look a lot like this. And so the blue part to the left of the slide is what happened from the 2012 election through the 2016 election. And the dotted blue line is the trend that President Trump inherited from the previous President. And the red line is what actually happened with the data.

And so, I think that if you look at this chart, you can see that the first thing is small-business optimism. The middle chart is the percent reporting now as a good time to expand. The last one is the percent expecting higher real sales in six months. I think if you look at any of those, you’d say, “Gee, that doesn’t really look like the continuation of a recent trend.”

Could I have the next slide, please?

The next chart is something that, in my first presser here, way back last fall, we talked a lot about. It’s business investment, which is more than $300 billion over the trend. Again, if you look at the blue line on the left, the first chart is nonresidential fixed investment. And the dotted line is the trend and the growth rate to that, that President Trump inherited.

For the middle chart is structures, or buildings. And that, as you can see, the dotted line is something that is headed straight down.

And then, the final chart is equipment investment, and that went straight down before President Trump was elected.

And I think that if anyone were to assert that the capital spending boom that we’re seeing right now was a continuation of the trend that President Trump inherited, then, well, you know, they wouldn’t get a high grade in graduate school for that assertion.

The next chart, please.

Durable goods orders, capital goods orders — it’s a key part of the economy, and it’s one of the factors that we look at most closely because it characterizes, basically, the good-paying jobs, the jobs that affects normal Americans — blue- collar Americans.

And the first chart is core capital goods orders, and the second chart is core capital goods shipments. And if you look at it, the blue again shows a clear downward trajectory and billions of dollars. And then that trajectory reversed itself completely when President Trump was elected.

If you were going to assert that the current good news is just the extension of a recent trend, then you’d just simply be factually incorrect.

The next slide, please.

Here we’re looking at the ISM purchasing managers index, which is a survey of people who are purchasing managers for manufacturing firms. And so they’re the folks that, you know, as the title suggests, manage the purchases. And so it’s a really great indicator of the economy because you can survey them and say, “Hey, have you been buying lots of stuff this month or have you not?” And the index shows what their responses look like.

And you can see that the trend on the purchasing managers index was pretty much flat when President Trump took office. And the red line shows you what happened since, that there’s a clear inflection right at the election and a clear break in the trend.

Let’s turn to the next one, please.

Now, one of the things that I can remember at the American Enterprise Institute talking a lot about before I came in here was the fact that entrepreneurship in America was falling off. And one of the ways we can measure entrepreneurship is that, if you start a new business, that you have to apply for an ID number — a tax ID number — for your business.

And so, in this chart, we’ve plotted the EIN applications for new businesses. And if you look at the blue line, they were heading up because we were at a recovery, but there’s clear upward trajectory way above the trend at the end.

And, you know, Sarah — like John Roberts — is a calculus geek. And so she looked at that one, and said, “Jeez, that looks like a very strong second derivative to me.” (Laughter.) And then, I said, “I didn’t know you did calculus.” And she said, “I like calculus better than talking to these guys.”

The next chart is prime-age workers reentering the labor force. And again, if you look at the trend, one of the things people said when we put out our growth forecast that said that we’d have 3 percent growth was we said that President Trump’s policies are going to bring factories back to the U.S., give you the capital spending boom that you saw in the previous chart, and that was going to bring people back into the labor force at precisely the right time. Once again, you can see that there’s clear break in the trend.

And so, if you see a break in the trend in the capital spending, the new plant formation that gives blue-collar workers their jobs — go to the next slide, please — then maybe we see a break in the trend in blue-collar workers employment as well. And so this is employment for people in goods-producing industries.

If you look, again, at the blue part on the left, you can see that there’s a clear downward trend going on in the growth rate of that for President Obama, and then a clear inflection timed almost precisely, once again, at the election. And the notion, again, that somebody might defensively attempt to assert that this is a continuation of the trend is almost laughable if you look at this chart and, you know, look at the rest of them.

Now, somebody might say, if you’re showing a bunch of charts, well, gee, maybe it depends on when you estimate the trend. And I’m sure that if you went back and began your estimate of the trend at the Civil War, and then thought about, well, what trend do we get then — well, then, maybe we’re not — yeah, well, you would get a different answer from what we see.

But another way to sort of test whether the data that I just showed you is a fair representation of what a trend looked like when President Trump was elected is just to compare it to what nonpartisan bodies were saying.

So if I could have a look at my final chart here. I know — guys, I heard this sigh of relief when I said “final chart.” So if you look at the final chart, you’ll see that the black line is, in June of 2017, what the CBO — Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan agency that has a job, really, of looking at recent trends and projecting it — what they said would happen to capital spending back in 2017. The blue line is what they said in April 2018. And the red line is what’s actually happened.

And so, I would assert that if you look at the collective body of evidence, the notion that what we’re seeing right now is just a continuation of recent trends is not super defensible. And I think that — I know that we’re in a political time and passions are high. But, as geeky economists, one of the things we have to do is think ahead to what historians will think when they look back at this time. And I can promise you that economic historians will 100 percent accept the fact that there was an inflection at the election of Donald Trump, and that a whole bunch of data items started heading north. They will, of course, argue for a long time about why that happened.

But my final thought for you is just this: That when they do that, and when you watch people do that in the media going forward, with op-eds and so on, that you should watch out for ex-post theorizing. As an economist, one of the things I most care about is an ex-ante theory — something that happens before, and then let’s watch the data, and then see if it agrees with a theory. That’s how you test a theory.

You might recall that I came back here last fall, and I told you that if we had the tax cuts that President Trump advised that we have, that he pursued — if we passed them, then there would be a boom in capital spending this year.

In fact, we provided estimates at the time last fall that said that capital spending this year would go up about 11 percent because of the tax cuts. So far, in the first half of the year, capital spending is up 10 percent.

And so you don’t have to really reach far for a theory of what happened. President Trump deregulated the economy; we’ve talked about how that affects growth. The tax cuts have had exactly the predicted effect on the economy that’s brought businesses back to the U.S., factories back to the U.S., and created jobs for ordinary Americans. It clear in the data that there’s been a trend break.

And with that, I look forward to taking a few questions before I hand it off to Sarah to talk about other things. And I’ll let Mr. Roberts go first, and then I’ll maybe try one for each row, because I know I’m not allowed to go for the whole time.

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DOJ Smacks Down Nadler on McGahn Subpoena: ‘Congress May Not Constitutionally Compel the President’s Senior Advisors to Testify’

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:22


Jerry Nadler

The Justice Department on Monday smacked down House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in an 8-page memorandum explaining why Don McGahn has immunity from testifying to Congress.

“Congress may not constitutionally compel the President’s senior advisors to testify about their official duties,” the DOJ said in its 8-page memorandum to Nadler.

The White House on Monday blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying about obstruction of justice events related to the Mueller investigation.

Mr. McGahn was requested to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on May 21st and previously defied a House Judiciary subpoena that requested a trove of documents.

Last month House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to publicly testify May 21.

Nadler said that Don McGahn is a “critical witness to many of the alleged instances of obstruction of justice and other misconduct described in the Special Counsel’s report.”

The Justice Department in a legal opinion argued the separation of powers and said McGahn has “immunity” from being compelled to testify about his official duties.

“This immunity applies to the former White House Counsel. Accordingly, Mr. McGahn is not legally required to appear and testify about matters related to his official duties as Counsel to the President,” the memo, which was written by Assistant Attorney General Steve Engel stated. “Congress could not lawfully exercise any inherent contempt authority against Mr. McGahn for asserting immunity. The constitutional separation of powers bars Congress from exercising its inherent contempt power in the face of a presidential assertion of executive privilege.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also blasted House Democrats in a statement Monday.

“[B]ased on longstanding, bipartisan, and Constitutional precedent, the former Counsel to the President cannot be forced to give such testimony, and Mr. McGahn has been directed to act accordingly,” Sanders said in a statement on Monday.

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Figures. Trump-Hating Rep. Justin Amash Has Personal Business Interests in China

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:54

On Saturday Trump-hating GOP Rep. Justin Amash tweeted out that President Trump should be impeached.

In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.

— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019

The RINO Republican likes to hurl attacks at the Republican president.

Rep. Amash worked for his family’s business Tekton Tools after graduating from college and before becoming a US representative.
The Washington Post reported:

The Michigan congressman was born in Grand Rapids and raised in Kentwood, Mich., by a Palestinian Christian father and a Syrian Christian mother. He attended college and law school at the University of Michigan and briefly worked at his family’s business, Tekton Tools, which makes handheld implements, such as screwdrivers.

He served one term in the state House in Lansing before he was elected to Congress in 2010. There, he allied with hard-line conservatives to form the House Freedom Caucus, whose members have mostly fallen in line with Trump.

In 2010 Rep. Amash’s Democratic challenger cut ads accusing Amash and his family of owning factories in China.

In response Amash told MLive:

The family’s company has staff in China to “facilitate trade” and “make sure we get what we’re looking for,” but said it has no manufacturing plant there.

According to his financial disclosure forms, Amash is a co-owner of Dynamic Source International, a Chinese company that supplies Michigan Industrial Tools Inc., his father’s Wyoming-based business.

Dynamic Source International is based in YUHANG DISTRICT HANGZHOU ZHEJIANG CHINA.

The Conservative Treehouse has more on Justin Amash’s Chinese business interests.

In his 2017 financial disclosure forms (pdf here), Representative Amash reports income of between $100,000 to $1,000,000/yr. for his ownership stake in Michigan Industrial Tools. Michigan Industrial Tools is the parent company, manufacturing in China, that produces Tekton Tools, Justin Amash’s Michigan family business.

According to an earlier Michigan article “Amash is a co-owner of Dynamic Source International, a Chinese company that supplies Michigan Industrial Tools.”  A visit to the website of Dynamic Source International (link) shows the company operates “manufacturing and factory facilities located in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province”, China.

When you follow the internal link [“MIT-Tool“] within Dynamic Source International website, it connects to the portal of  Tekton Tools:

Dynamic Source International and “Michigan Industrial Tools” (financial disclosure) appear as same corporation doing manufacturing in Hangzhou, China.  The finished product is then shipped/sold in the U.S. by the Amash family (Justin and his brother Jeff) under the name Tekton Tools.

Read more here.

No wonder Amash is such a Trump-hater.  Trump’s trade policies will help American workers but may not benefit the Amash family business– especially their business interests in China.

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BREAKING: White House Instructs Former WH Counsel Don McGahn to Defy House Judiciary Subpoena to Testify

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:26


Don McGahn

The White House is expected to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying about obstruction of justice events related to the Mueller investigation.

The White House may claim McGahn is immune from testifying because he is a former advisor to the President — The Justice Department will later release a legal opinion on McGahn’s subpoena and immunity, according to Reuters.

Mr. McGahn was requested to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on May 21st and previously defied a House Judiciary subpoena that requested a trove of documents.

Last month House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to publicly testify May 21.

Nadler said that Don McGahn is a “critical witness to many of the alleged instances of obstruction of justice and other misconduct described in the Special Counsel’s report.”

According to Mueller’s report, President Trump asked Don McGahn to supposedly lie about reports that he ordered him to fire Mueller. Mueller was never even fired and Trump insists he never said anything like that to McGahn, but Nadler and the Dems are pursuing him anyway.

“The Special Counsel’s report, even in redacted form, outlines substantial evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction and other abuses,” Nadler previously said. “It now falls to Congress to determine for itself the full scope of the misconduct and to decide what steps to take in the exercise of our duties of oversight, legislation and constitutional accountability.”

“His [McGahn’s] testimony will help shed further light on the President’s attacks on the rule of law, and his attempts to cover up those actions by lying to the American people and requesting others do the same,” Nadler said last month.

Nadler threatened Trump officials who defy subpoenas with hefty fines or contempt charges.

“We’ve subpoenaed McGahn. We’re expecting him to show up on the 21st, and if he doesn’t he will be subject to contempt, unless he has a court order telling him he can’t, which I don’t think he would get,” Nadler said earlier this month.

Update: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement on Don McGahn’s immunity:

“[B]ased on longstanding, bipartisan, and Constitutional precedent, the former Counsel to the President cannot be forced to give such testimony, and Mr. McGahn has been directed to act accordingly,” Sanders said in a statement on Monday.

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Stalin Would be Proud: Feds in SDNY Examining Tens of Thousands of Trump Inauguration Documents Hoping to Find a Crime

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:54

Federal prosecutors have found their man (Trump) – and now they’re searching for a crime.

Stalin would be proud.

Federal prosecutors in New York are examining tens of thousands of Trump inauguration documents in search of a crime to pin on the President.

President Trump’s inaugural committee handed over a trove of documents in response to a February subpoena seeking records and communications related to Trump’s inaugural donors and activities — in other words, more opposition research.

According to a new report by CNN, the last tranche of documents was produced within the last month and feds in the SDNY are now combing through tens of thousands of documents.

CNN also (reluctantly) reported that the feds have found no damaging information in the documents.

Here’s the backstory: 

In December it was reported that New York federal prosecutors were investigating Trump’s inauguration spending.

Then-President elect Donald Trump received $107 million in donations to his inaugural committee and the feds launched a fishing expedition to see if the funds were misspent.

This investigation into Trump’s inauguration committee stems from the April 2018 FBI raid of Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen’s home and office.

Feds are concerned with the ‘foreign guests’ who were present at Donald Trump’s inaugural event — there is nothing out of the ordinary about foreigners attending a US presidential inauguration but, Orange Man bad.

One guest in particular the feds, and Mueller were interested in is of course a Russian — Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg was questioned about donating money to Trump through his company’s US affiliate, Columbus Nova, to Michael Cohen.

Of course that was fake news — Vekselberg never made a contribution to Trump’s inauguration.

In reality, Viktor Vekselberg’s cousin, Andrew Intrater, an AMERICAN citizen made $300,000 in donations to Trump’s campaign and inaugural fund, but the liars in the media needed their ‘Trump-Russia’ headlines.

Viktor Vekselberg is now on the Treasury Department’s list of sanctioned Russian oligarchs.

Last year, Mueller and his team of angry Democrats questioned several witnesses about millions in donations from donors with connections to Russia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar and zeroed in on Sam Patten, a political consultant who revealed, as part of a plea deal that he took $50,000 to buy tickets for a Ukrainian businessman who wanted to attend Trump’s inauguration.

Wow, so scandalous.

In other words, Mueller and the feds have NOTHING, yet they will seek to indict more of Trump’s associates on process crimes.

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‘France Does Not Belong to the French!’: Hundreds Of Illegal Migrants Storm Paris Airport

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:17

Hundreds of illegal migrants on Monday stormed into the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, demanding to granted permanent residency.

“France does not belong to the French! Everyone has a right to be here!” one migrant yells in a video clip posted on Twitter.

The footage shows hundreds of illegal migrants occupying Terminal 2 to protest Air France being involved in deportations as they demanded permanent residency.  The protesters called on the airline to “stop any financial, logistical or political participation in deportations.”

The group calls itself the “Black Vests,” similar to the “Yellow Vests” who have been protesting Emmanuel Macron for months. The Black Vests demanded to speak to Macron’s prime minister, Edouard Philippe.

Plusieurs centaines de sans papiers envahissent le Terminal 2 de l’aéroport Roissy pour dénoncer les expulsions et le traitement des sans papiers. Utilisation de gaz lacrymogènes par les policiers.

Ils veulent parler au PDG d'Air France et au premier ministre Edouard Philippe. pic.twitter.com/DGNlJGVf1o

— Remy Buisine (@RemyBuisine) May 19, 2019

“In an official statement, the group said it wanted to meet with Mr Philippe to discuss the country’s asylum policy,” the Daily Mail reported.

‘It is not by chance that we find ourselves in this place,’ the group said, amid reports it chose the airport because of its proximity to the town of Le Mesnil-Amelot, the site of an administrative detention centre for migrants.

An Air France delegation met with the group on Sunday, local newspaper Le Parisien reported.

But one migrant told the paper that the protests would continue until the demands were met.

‘We have targeted Air France, and other actions will follow,’ he said.

The occupation comes amid protests by France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ movement, which began over fuel tax reforms and have continued every Saturday for more than six months, leading to some 4,000 injuries.

 

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MEADOWS: ‘President Trump is Serious, Declassification is Right Around the Corner’ (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:01

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) said Monday morning on Fox & Friends that there is information showing President Trump was set up by FBI and DOJ brass and declassification is right around the corner.

Former Congressman Trey Gowdy recently appeared on Fox News and said there are likely transcripts of the conversations FBI informants had with Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos, calling the information in the transcripts a “game-changer.”

Meadows responded to Gowdy’s remarks Monday morning and said indeed George Papadopoulos was recorded and that the transcripts will show he was not colluding with the Russians and that the FBI knew this very early on.

Recall, Papadopoulos’s meetings with the fake Russian spy (Maltese professor) Joseph Mifsud and Australian diplomat Alexander Downer took place in March and April of 2016 so if the FBI had recordings of Papadopoulos back then knowing he wasn’t colluding with the Russians before Crossfire Hurricane was opened in July of 2016, that is a HUGE problem for the FBI.

It is widely believed that there was a FISA warrant(s) on George Papadopoulos, but not for his ties to Russia — he had no ties to Russia. Papadopoulos was targeted for surveillance over his dealings with Israel in the energy business (and to spy on Trump)  — then he was ensnared in Mueller’s Russia witch hunt to cover up for the illegal CI investigation into him.

“I think the President is serious,” Meadows said. “I think declassification is right around the corner and hopefully the American people will be able to judge for themselves,” said Meadows.

President Trump is reportedly preparing to declassify the Carter Page FISA documents, Bruce Ohr’s 302s and notes, and other records related to the Russia probe.

Investigative reporter Sara Carter said that sources told her there will be bombshells in the documents.

WATCH:

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Oh Yawn… Dopey Democrat Mazie Hirono Accuses President Trump of “Acting Like the Dictator He Wants to Be” (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:35

Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono proves daily that ANY American has the ability to land a government job.

The dopey Democrat went on CNN on Monday and accused President Trump of being a dictator wannabe.

On the Iranian threat, Hirono told CNN, “If the president thinks he can resolve all of these problems through military might he is so wrong. It’s something Secretary Mattis said that we need a diplomatic resolution to all these conflicts. And so this is a president once again who is just thumping his chest and acting like he is the dictator that he wants to be.”

On the Iran threat, Sen. @maziehirono says president @realDonaldTrump is just "thumping his chest and acting like the dictator that I think he wants to be."

She says diplomatic talks, not military might, are the solution. pic.twitter.com/Cidl3R5n0M

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 20, 2019

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Scottish Tory Councillor’s Home and Car Firebombed, He Believes it Was Politically Motivated

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:30

The home and car of Scottish Tory Councillor Graeme Campbell was firebombed on Monday, in what he believes was an attempt to murder him over politics.

The attack took place while Campbell’s wife Fiona and 18-year-old son were asleep in the home.

A local councillor has described the horror of his home and car being targeted in a petrol bomb attack: https://t.co/y4Dx4mgurl pic.twitter.com/j8zhAImrof

— STV News (@STVNews) May 20, 2019

The family was alerted to their car being on fire by a neighbor, shortly before it spread to the house.

“I then went down and the person said my car was on fire and the car was just an inferno,” Campbell told STV News. “The fire has spread to the front of the house. The front of the garage has gone. The next door neighbour’s house has also taken some damage. I’m just devastated by this.”

Campbell believes that the only explanation for the bombing is his political work.

“It’s shocking someone is trying to murder us,” he said. “When someone bombs your car you know someone is basically trying to kill you.”

“Another 15 minutes and we would have been dead if we hadn’t got the fire brigade, who were incredible,” Campbell added. “I’m totally disgusted because it could only have come from my work as a councillor.”

“I’m not surprised. I’m angry more than surprised. I’ve got an idea that it’s linked to a case I’ve been involved in as a local councillor, a planning case for the last 18 months,” he said. “There has been sadly another constituent had their car burnt out back in 2018.”

The police in Scotland said that the “incident is being treated as willful and inquiries are ongoing.”

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Jim Carrey Posts Disgusting Abortion Art, Gets Hammered

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:20

Former funnyman Jim Carrey was already on the ledge, but he appears to have leaped off.

On Saturday, Carrey posted a disgusting piece of “artwork” on Twitter (since he stopped being funny, he fancies himself a gifted artist).

“I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama,” the comedian wrote in the caption.

I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama. pic.twitter.com/6QgsY2rMz7

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 18, 2019

The infantile drawing shows a person who is (we guess) Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican. being murdered in the womb via abortion. And, in the crudely amateurish drawing, she appears to be a fetus who is having her brain suctioned out by a gloved doctor in a procedure known as “partial birth” abortion. The governor last week signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, banning most abortions in the state.

The internet ripped the “artist.”

“I can’t imagine how lonely, dark and miserable it is inside your troubled mind & empty heart. Will pray for you,” wrote Allie Beth Stuckey, Host of the “Relatable” podcast.

I can’t imagine how lonely, dark and miserable it is inside your troubled mind & empty heart. Will pray for you.

— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) May 19, 2019

“At least you seem to know how grisly an abortion is. Your image is accurate down to the abortionist’s cannula suctioning out the brain matter of the fetus, sort of like a serial killer at work. Bravo Jim Carry, you do know what an abortion looks like. Bravo!” wrote Obianuju Ekeocha.

At least you seem to know how grisly an abortion is. Your image is accurate down to the abortionist’s cannula suctioning out the brain matter of the fetus, sort of like a serial killer at work. Bravo Jim Carry, you do know what an abortion looks like. Bravo!

— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) May 18, 2019

So you wish abortion by suction on your worse enemy (Governor of Alabama) so my question to you Jim is why do you want the same thing to happen to innocent babies?

— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) May 19, 2019

This is sick and wrong, @JimCarrey. Celebrating the horrific, cruel acts that rip babies apart is evil. Wishing a brutal death on someone and joking about it is monstrous.

— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) May 19, 2019

Suctioning tool and all, huh? But at no point during the day(s) it took him to paint this did it occur to him that he's advocating terminating a life with a procedure that supposedly doesn't terminate life.

It would make more sense if he was making a prolife argument with this.

— NebraskaWoman76 (@nebraskawoman76) May 19, 2019

The most disgusting tweet ever sent.

If you are in a movie—it isn’t going to be watched. Period.

Depravity on parade.

— James White (@DrOakley1689) May 19, 2019

Carrey is now really weird. He believes the MMR vaccine causes autism, his ex-girlfriend killed herself (her parents sued him for providing the drugs she used), and he’s into a whole new-age Zen thing. (“There is no me. There is just things happening.”)

Carrey has also gotten political. He’s vehemently against guns — even though he’s starred in several movies with lots of gun violence — and has repeatedly blasted the National Rifle Association.

Last year, the actor sent a message to the world about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead. On Feb. 25, he posted on Twitter a painting that showed a young bloody victim, lying in a pool of blood by some schoolbooks. The blood looks like the red stripes of the American flag, and Carrey titled the post “Oh say, can’t you see?!”

In March 2018, he also posted an amateurish painting of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, her eyebrows arched, her eyes angry, her mouth in a snarl. His caption read: “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!”

Even The Associated Press had a pause. “Some Twitter users accused Carrey of shaming because of the unflattering portrait. Others were critical of his use of Christian.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Mrs. Sanders’ father, jumped into the fray. “Pathetic BULLY, sexist, hater, bigot & ‘Christaphobe’ @jimcarrey attacks @PressSec for her faith; what would be hypocritical Hollywood reaction if he called someone a ‘so-called Muslim’ or ‘so-called Jew?’ #classlessCarrey,” he wrote on Twitter.

Maybe Carrey will take his life theory for real and fade away “into the everything.”

 

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Survey Finds Support for First Amendment Declining Among College Students

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:10

Support for the First Amendment and free expression is declining among college students, according to a new survey.

The survey found that students are divided on whether it’s more important to promote an inclusive society that welcomes diverse groups or to protect the “extremes” of free speech.

It is important to note that the First Amendment was not aimed at protecting polite and agreeable speech — as that kind of speech does not need to be protected.

The Knight Foundation survey also found that views were sharply divided based on gender, race, sexual orientation, political affiliation and religion.

“The report showed that more than half (53 percent) of students favor protecting free speech rights, while nearly as many (46 percent) say it’s important to promote an inclusive and welcoming society. At the same time, 58 percent of students said that hate speech should continue to be protected under the First Amendment while 41 percent disagree. The report’s exploration of perceptions by race, gender, sexual orientation and religion further highlight stark differences in student views on these issues,” the accompanying report states.

They found that “nearly six in 10 college women say that promoting an inclusive society is the more important value, versus 28 percent of college men. Seventy-one percent of college men favor protecting free speech over inclusivity, while only 41 percent of college women express this view.”

While the majority of white students (58%) and half of Hispanic students (50%) believe that protecting free speech rights should be a higher priority than inclusivity, over six in ten black students disagree.

Religion was also a factor, as the majority of Christian students believe that free speech is more important than inclusivity, while religiously unaffiliated students, Jewish students and those from East Asian religions disagree.

“A majority of Mormon (81 percent), white evangelical Protestant (71 percent), white mainline Protestant (64 percent), and Catholic students (62 percent) say that protecting free speech is more important than promoting inclusivity. In contrast, a majority of Jewish students (65 percent), students who are members of East Asian religions such as Hinduism or Buddhism (60 percent), and religiously unaffiliated students (54 percent) say that promoting a welcoming, inclusive society is more important.”

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Fans Spot Yet Another Giant Gaffe In ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:41

The directors and writers of HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones really phoned it in over the eighth and final season.

By now you know how the show wrapped up (and if you don’t, you’ll know by day’s end — whether you want to or not).

You may have liked it, you may have hated it. But one thing is clear, though: The editors must’ve all asleep throughout the season.

Eagle-eyed fans of the show spotted yet another major screw-up in the series finale on Sunday.

In the episode, titled “The Iron Throne,” some viewers spotted a water bottle on the ground next to the leg of character Samwell Tarly, played by John Bradley.

a water bottle in King’s Landing!! #got #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/mwGQlsLwnh

— Beth (@bethisloco) May 20, 2019

The scene came at about 46 minutes in if you want to find it.

People on the internet had a field day.

Anyone defending this final season can’t deny it’s the laziest and most rushed of them all. In more ways than one. Clearly.

— James H. Dargie (@JHDargie) May 20, 2019

Someone said they saw a second bottle.

It's not just there, I actually found the second water bottle next to Ser Davos. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/rZHqiWmDU4

— Bala Yogesh (@Yo_Bala) May 20, 2019

The blunder followed another in which fans spotted a coffee cup that looked like a Starbuck’s to-go cup on a table where Daenerys Targaryen was sitting.

The directors of “Game of Thrones” are so meticulous that they refused to use artificial lighting on the series’ biggest battle to date, which drew massive complaints from viewers who found episode two — “The Long Night” — so dark they couldn’t see what was going on.

But they missed one big detail in episode three, which is titled “The Last Of The Starks.” Make that “The Last Of The Starbucks.”

At one point during the show, which aired Sunday on HBO, Daenerys is seated at a table, sipping wine. Attentive viewers, though, saw what appears to be a coffee cup from Starbucks — and they went on social media to espresso a latte of anger.

The internet piled on.

GoT cinematographer: i know there are exactly the right amount of starbucks cups in the shot bc i shot it https://t.co/MKW5ifKKtb

— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) May 6, 2019

Daenerys is, of course, known as Khaleesi, but other nicknames, too, like the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms. That prompted one wag to write on Twitter:  “Daenerys Targaryen mother of dragons, the unburnt, the breaker of chains, the drinker of Starbucks.”

Daenerys Targaryen mother of dragons, the unburnt, the breaker of chains, the drinker of Starbucks #GameOfThornes pic.twitter.com/MPS9YbLRm1

— Taz (@Prince_Taz) May 6, 2019

There were, as always, a few conspiracy theories.

1. After last week's #GameOfThrones, the cinematographer had to fight off criticism that it was too dark and people couldn't see.

2. So this week he inserts an offending Starbucks cup into dark scene.

3. People spot the cup, cinematographer vindicated.https://t.co/V2Xx05BatT

— Vlad Savov (@vladsavov) May 6, 2019

After the Starbucks cup scandal on #GameofThrones many fans are now reporting a Starbucks sigil in the #GoT opening pic.twitter.com/AaZOs5593s

— Puglate.com (@puglateweb) May 6, 2019

 

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