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Why did Trump just reverse himself on declassifying Russian investigation documents?

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Why did Trump just reverse himself on declassifying Russian investigation documents

Republicans cheered and hashtagged #DrainTheSwamp on Monday when President Trump issued an order to declassify key documents in the Russian investigation.

Trump’s FISA declassification order aims to expose bias and hypocrisy in FBI investigation

https://noqreport.com/2018/09/17/trumps-fisa-declassification-order-aims-expose-bias-hypocrisy-fbi-investigation/At the request of a number of committees in Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to prove for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russian investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

By Friday, the President was Tweeting a different story:

None of this really makes any sense. Notice he first said, “I met with the DOJ concerning the declassification…”

Shouldn’t he have met with the DOJ before issuing the order? That would make more sense.

The second part is more concerning. Apparently “key allies” called and asked him not to release. This has happened in the past with the climate accords, Iran deal, travel ban; the President’s phone blows up every time he makes a decision. Considering this all has to do with a foreign nation meddling in OUR election and the way the executive branch at the time handled the situation, I really can’t see the President backing down at the request of allies.

This leaves the last portion, getting the documents reviewed by the Inspector General and a note that he “can always declassify if it proves necessary.” Why order them to be declassified in the first place if they weren’t necessary now? What has really changed since Monday?

A move that was heralded as an attack on the deep state has now been Tweeted out of existence. It seems the swamp has struck again.

Interestingly, Sean Hannity opened with a Brett Kavanaugh question before bringing up the declassification order when he interviewed the President last night. It seemed even then that the backpedaling had begun.

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More is never enough: AOC calls Amazon’s $15 per hour minimum wage ‘starvation wages’

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More is never enough AOC calls Amazons 15 per hour minimum wage starvation wages

What is the limit to how high many Democratic Socialists like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want the minimum wage to go? More. It doesn’t matter how high it is. They’ll always want it to be higher. Never mind the economic consequences of increased costs. Does anyone really care if her policies would shut down many if not most small businesses? What’s wrong with exponential inflation as a result of devaluing wages by forcing the lowest level employees to make as much or more than skilled employees?

It’s all just details to Democratic Socialists. They want to attack the rich and destroy the poor. At least that’s what their policies would do whether they’re willing to acknowledge it or not.

The latest victim of AOC’s wrath is an old foe: Amazon. She and other socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders have been going after Amazon for a while. The latest insult hurled by the freshman Congresswoman is also an old one, though with new wording. She accused the e-commerce giant of paying their employees “starvation wages.”

Here’s the problem. Amazon has a self-imposed minimum wage of $15, the number Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, and other Democrats have tossed out as the value they want for the national minimum wage. Amazon complied, but it wasn’t enough. In fact, they pay many of their workers higher and noted in a statement that they pay more as a starting point for employees in Staten Island near Ocasio-Cortez’s own congressional district.

“These allegations are absurd. Amazon associates receive industry-leading pay starting at $15 an hour – in fact, hourly associates at our Staten Island facility earn between $17.30 and $23 an hour, plus benefits which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance. On top of these benefits, Amazon pre-pays 95% of continuing education tuition costs through its Career Choice program for associates who want to pursue in-demand careers. For anyone who wants to know what it’s like to work in an Amazon fulfillment center, sign up for a tour today.”

That’s the thing with Democratic Socialists. Whatever demands anyone meets are yesterday’s demands. If they say they want $15 per hour and that gets delivered, they will not celebrate it as a victory for long. They’ll quickly turn around and demand $20 per hour. Why? Because more is never enough.

More is the starting point for Democratic Socialists. It’s also the middle; those who deliver on the demands of socialists will invariably be told the new demands are more. And more. And more.

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Around three dozen people show up to hear Rashida Tlaib talk about impeaching Trump

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Around three dozen people show up to hear Rashida Tlaib talk about impeaching Trump

Across the nation, the masses of people calling for impeachment of President Trump rivaled the protests in Hong Kong over the proposed extradition law. Hundreds of police officers in riot gear were forced to take to the streets in every major city as the passionate hordes of people calling for Trump’s impeachment threatened to tear the streets to shreds if they didn’t get their way.

At least, that’s what MoveOn.org hoped to see. Instead, the planned huge events were embarrassingly tiny.

MoveOn.org Held Nationwide ‘#ImpeachTrump’ Rallies Saturday. Not A Lot Of People Showed Up.

MoveOn partnered with around two dozen organizations on the event, including activist group, Indivisible, the national Women’s March, Democracy for America, and CREDO, and looped in celebrities like Chelsea Handler and members of the cast and crew of “Modern Family” to help promote the event. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who is leading the impeachment charge in the House of Represetatives, was among those legislators and high-profile guests invited to speak at the rallies.

But if their intent was to create the impression that hundreds of thousands of Americans stood at the ready to impeach President Donald Trump, the effort failed miserably. Across the country, turnout was sparse, even in dedicated leftist strongholds.

The Detroit event, which was supposed to be one of the biggest, had around three dozen people show up to hear Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speak about impeaching the President. That didn’t stop one of the organizers from posting a picture on Twitter and calling it a nice turnout.

No, that’s not a nice turnout. That’s shamefully small for a rally that features a member of Congress at an event organized by such a powerful progressive organization.

The Washington Times reports that MoveOn.org expected massive turnout at 120 events in cities and towns throughout the country. They were assisted by around two dozen progressive organizations in putting the rallies together.

Meanwhile, mainstream media has been relatively quiet despite having film crews at many of the events that were supposed to be packed. They didn’t want to harm the narrative that Americans want the President impeached even though a majority clearly do not.

The MoveOn impeachment rallies were about as packed as a Beto O’Rourke speaking engagement in a small town coffee shop. The uprising progressives expected simply didn’t materialize. At least the weather was nice.

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Impeachment is actually about winning the Senate

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Impeachment is actually about winning the Senate

One of the prevailing theories we and others have been assuming based on the Democrats’ incessant push for impeachment of President Trump is to act as a smokescreen so the media won’t focus on actual issues such as the border crisis or the investigations into the investigators. Both are much bigger stories, among others, than the continuation of the Russia collusion hoax, but Democrats know their lapdogs in the mainstream media will continuing parroting their talking points.

But there’s another reason they’re not only talking about impeachment, but why the Democrats might actually follow through with their threats. They want to push impeachment proceedings to the Senate where it will almost certainly fail. When it does, this will be the rallying cry the use in Senatorial elections in 2020.

This information comes from an anonymous source, and while I hate using anonymous sources, it seemed too important to pass up.

Are there enough Senate voters who would make their decision next November based on the ability of Congress to go after the President? It seems illogical; a failed impeachment means the chances of putting together a second vote, should the President win reelection, are essentially zero unless they can stir up completely different charges. But it really comes down to perceived protections from the Republican-controlled Senate, protections that the Democrats want to point to as the reason why impeachment will fail.

An impossible scenario could only be used to mislead the masses if they are willfully uninformed. And that’s exactly what Democrats are banking on in 2020.

Editor’s Note: I also hate the use of anonymous sources, but this story has been allowed since it is a theory that doesn’t implicate anyone directly.

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