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7/13/2019

Trump Re-Tweets Judicial Watch In Twitter Spree

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:51 am



[guest post by Dana]

Earlier this morning, President Trump heavily re-tweeted Tom Fitton, who is the president of Judicial Watch. Subjects of the re-tweets were very familiar and personal to Trump, including: Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Andrew McCabe, and the DOJ, among others:

As Tropical Storm Barry approached Louisiana’s coast Saturday morning, nearing hurricane status and leaving more than 46,000 people in the state without power, President Donald Trump conjured up a storm of his own on Twitter.

Trump retweeted 24 tweets between 7:30 and 8:30 AM, 11 of which were from a verified account called Judicial Watch that describes itself as a “conservative non-partisan educational foundation promoting transparency, accountability, & integrity in government” in its bio.

Trump also quote-tweeted twice in the same time frame, once to call former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe “a major sleazebag.” Trump accused McCabe of taking “massive amounts of money from Crooked Hillary reps, for wife’s campaign, while Hillary was under ‘investigation’ by FBI!”

Trump also quote-tweeted Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, who accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of deleting texts “of corrupt FBI officials Lisa Page & Peter Strzok,” who Fitton then claimed were anti-Trump, “pro-Clinton FBI lovers who were running the Clinton’s Trump-Russia spy op” in the same tweet.

Trump also used the opportunity to promote his golf courses:

This isn’t the first time President Trump has promoted his golf courses from his Twitter account.

President Trump also retweeted Vice-President Pence after he visited a migrant facility, and accused CNN of “ignoring the excellent care being provided to families and children,” and said that the “American people deserve the whole story form CNN”.

You can follow President Trump’s Twitter feed here.

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

41 Responses to “Trump Re-Tweets Judicial Watch In Twitter Spree”

  1. Good morning.

    Dana (bb0678)

  2. Ah yes. If Trump tweets during a natural disaster, the juxtaposition gets noted in the very first sentence.

    How many natural disasters were happening while we were spending millions investigating a collusion conspiracy rat hole, and how often was that juxtaposition noted in the media and here on this blog?

    Munroe (0b2761)

  3. I would love to play those courses.

    mg (8cbc69)

  4. Retweeting conspiracy theories and lies. I don’t know which is scarier; that he doesn’t know, or that he knows and doesn’t care.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (6e7a1c)

  5. Munroe,

    It’s not about him tweeting during a natural disaster. It’s about who it is that he is retweeting.

    Dana (bb0678)

  6. McCabe failed upwards from the close call over to Detroit, to San Bernardino to Orlando, Columbus and ft Lauderdale airport, I could add Las Vegas,

    Narciso (0bfcbe)

  7. I don’t know which is scarier; that he doesn’t know, or that he knows and doesn’t care.

    I’ve often asked myself the same question: Does Trump willfully make countless assertions he knows to be false, or does his mental pathology render him incapable of understanding the distinction between true and false? It’s one or the other. But it could be some of both.

    Radegunda (f133c3)

  8. 7. Who cares? He’s rich. You’re not. He’s president. You’re not. Live with it.

    /TrumpHumpers

    Gryph (08c844)

  9. so much electrons have been wasted relating the strumpet, her ahem mouthpiece, and the rank idiocies of Michael wolff ( a wannabe enabler of Epstein, as it turns out)

    narciso (d1f714)

  10. 8…. Live with it.
    The bowdlerized version of a TrumpHumper response.

    Radegunda (f133c3)

  11. it was a waste of everyone’s time

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/11/doj-attorney-says-russian-government-nothing-troll-farms/

    now have the army corps of engineers gotten their act together 14 years later, that’s yet to be seen,

    narciso (d1f714)

  12. Is “Doonbeg” the Irish language word for “douchebag”?

    Beldar (a5097b)

  13. Early this morning… JoeyBee was asleep.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  14. “It’s not about him tweeting during a natural disaster. It’s about who it is that he is retweeting.”
    Dana (bb0678) — 7/13/2019 @ 10:12 am

    I see. The mention of Tropical Storm Barry and the unfortunate souls without power in the very first sentence was just to add some depth and color.

    If Trump lied under oath or was accused of deleting incriminating texts, nobody would have to tweet about it or attempt to belittle the charges by comparing to a natural disaster. It would be 24/7 on every media outlet, and networks would cut away from hurricane disaster live cams to cover it.

    Munroe (0b2761)

  15. As for the “excellent care” being provided to migrant families in detention on the border:

    My oldest daughter, having earned her R.N. about seven weeks ago (with two more years of post-R.N. specialized training yet to complete at the UT School of Nursing in Austin), is using her new credential and her break between academic years to volunteer for the Catholic Charities shelter in Laredo right now. (Our family isn’t Catholic but of course most of these migrant families are.)

    I’ve read her first-hand accounts and I’ve seen her photos. If anyone doubts that there has been, and remains today (notwithstanding the recent emergency appropriation from Congress), a genuine humanitarian crisis on the Texas border right now, please read this, which she posted yesterday on Facebook:

    They arrive wearing hoodies and raincoats. It’s 90°+ outside, but they’ve just come from “La Hielera,” the freezing cold environment of the ICE detention camp. One man weeps as he recounts spending the night in a CBP van with his daughter and having to strip off his own clothes to wrap her up in an effort to keep her warm.

    A woman brings her daughter to see me in the clinic. The three year old is fussy and miserable, crying and clinging to her heavily pregnant mother as I check her temperature. She has a 104° fever. I spend the rest of the day checking on her and trying to keep the fever at bay. She sleeps fitfully and her mother tells me, in tears, how they were separated from her husband and don’t know if they will ever see him again.

    Today we are waiting for a woman whose toddler was found dead near the border with the bodies of two other children. We have licensed counselors, air conditioning, food, showers, clean clothes — none of it will be enough.

    Please don’t look away.

    This isn’t about being Republican or Democrat, or pro- or anti-immigration (legal or not). This is about people who are in crisis. A three-year-old with a 104° fever is not political.

    She posted this link to an Amazon wish list prepared by the shelter some weeks ago for things they need, that if you are so inclined, you could buy on Amazon and ask to have delivered to:

    Catholic Charities Diocese of Laredo
    La Frontera Shelter
    1616 Callaghan St
    Laredo, TX 78040

    And if bought through the Patterico’s Pontification Amazon app in the sidebar, Amazon will throw a little cash from its pocket to our host.

    She wrote yesterday by way of update:

    We need boys’ undies, dramamine, and Pedialyte. It’s not on the[ wish list], but we are almost completely out of children’s cold/cough meds, and many of the kids here have upper respiratory infections.

    Asked by a friend what brands of cold & cough medicine she recommends, she replied:

    Honestly any generic with guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, and/or acetaminophen.

    Beldar (a5097b)

  16. Thanks, Beldar! May God bless your daughter and all who toil in the fields of the Lord.

    felipe (023cc9)

  17. She inspires me, felipe.

    Beldar (a5097b)

  18. A child had to die in the Rio grande, for them to act, but they’ve been posturing from the little donkey Cortez or o’Rourke (a fat and happy punk) to the biggest one, for six months

    Narciso (0bfcbe)

  19. There shouldn’t any illegal immigration. If it was stopped there wouldn’t be any “crisis” at the border. Congress just passed a $5 Billion bill to improve facilities. This is an unnecessary problem caused by the greedy R’s who want cheap labor and the Power-mad D’s who want votes. Congress would stop this all simply by fixing the loopholes in the law.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  20. This “babies dying at the border” is a clever PR move by the globalists. It allowes them to change the problem from “thousands are streaming accross our defending border and breaking out laws” to “Babies are DYING at the Border! Trump is killing and caging kids at the border”.

    A brilliant and cynical PR move.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  21. Admiration for your daughters work, Beldar.
    you must be proud.

    mg (8cbc69)

  22. The problem of violence on central America is nothing new, however why did the whole thing ramp up last September.

    Narciso (0bfcbe)

  23. BTW, I’m glad that Trump has gone after Paul Ryan. He refused to attack Ryan but now that Ryan has attacked Trump in a new Book, he’s let loose. LOL. I suppose you can wonder why Trump trusted Ryan on border security given how “Stupid” Ryan was, but I suppose Trump thought he wouldn’t lie to a Republican President and was staying around. Little did Trump know that Ryan had already decided to bail out. In 2018, Ryan was building up his street cred with his future Corporate bosses, not trying to pass Trump’s agenda.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  24. Since the wars in central anerica, that’s where the sanctuary movement began, then there was an interval then the cartels and the likes of Ms 13 got into the act.

    Narciso (0bfcbe)

  25. OT- blackout in Midtown, NYC; 42 years ago to the day of the 1977 blackout.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  26. Dana,

    What exactly is the point of this post? Are you critiquing Judicial Watch? I don’t understand this post other than it being a stream of consciousness post just saying Trump tweets.

    NJRob (b07e5c)

  27. We must keep up with the charade that Mueller wasted 40 million with, rob, fusion GPS narrative must prevail.

    Narciso (0bfcbe)

  28. @ mg (#24): Yes, vastly.

    Beldar (a5097b)

  29. This Trump twitter feed is better.

    Paul Montagu (fc91e5)

  30. What exactly is the point of this post? Are you critiquing Judicial Watch? I don’t understand this post other than it being a stream of consciousness post just saying Trump tweets.

    Following the President’s tweets is the best way of figuring out what’s likely on his mind that day. (Note: Yes, I know he’s playing seventy-third dimensional chess and his Twitter actually tells us nothing about what he’s doing. I’m just pandering to the NeverTrump squad. Or am I actually a double agent for NeverTrump? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.) So I think a summary of what he has been tweeting out recently is a pretty valuable insight into his agenda, no?

    JVW (54fd0b)

  31. And you miss what the link says, hes tired off this fraud, that McCabe who is criminally incompetent at his day job cooked up, out of nothing.

    Narciso (0bfcbe)

  32. Following the President’s tweets is the best way of figuring out what’s likely on his mind that day. (Note: Yes, I know he’s playing seventy-third dimensional chess and his Twitter actually tells us nothing about what he’s doing. I’m just pandering to the NeverTrump squad. Or am I actually a double agent for NeverTrump? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.) So I think a summary of what he has been tweeting out recently is a pretty valuable insight into his agenda, no?

    JVW (54fd0b) — 7/13/2019 @ 10:28 pm

    If that’s the case, post the tweets and let people decide for themselves.

    But the post made reference to Judicial Watch in detail. I asked why.

    NJRob (4d595c)

  33. If that’s the case, post the tweets and let people decide for themselves.

    Dana provided the link. Adding twelve or fifteen or thirty-eight tweets in a blog post ain’t going to be pretty. People can go to the President’s Twitter page if they want to follow themselves; it is quite literally one click away.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  34. JVW,

    but it’s clearly not the point of the post. I’m asking what is the point of the post. You’ve avoided that question as well.

    NJRob (4d595c)

  35. 4. Colonel Klink (Ret) (6e7a1c) — 7/13/2019 @ 10:06 am

    Retweeting conspiracy theories and lies. I don’t know which is scarier; that he doesn’t know, or that he knows and doesn’t care.

    If it;s from Judicial Watch then they are nt lies, and the conspiracy theories may be on;y slightly off the mark.

    Donald Trump doesn’t care whether what he retweets is true or not – he only cares that they (and his original statements) have some credibility.

    He would actually have more success with some of his arguments if he could stick to the exact truth, instead of what some other people say.

    Sammy Finkelman (5c3ef7)

  36. @TomFitton: Why Didn’t Mueller Investigate Clinton Campaign Getting Anti-Trump Dirt from Russians?

    Because that wasn’t in his mandate.

    Now is that worthy of investigation? Of course.

    BTW, I’m not sure if Trump is fully on board with the idea of his “friend” Vladimir Putin, slandering him. Maybe he is. He should show it some more.

    Sammy Finkelman (5c3ef7)

  37. If Judicial Watch says it, it’s slightly more likely to be true than if Trump says it, but only barely. They live to lie and create conspiracy theories, it’s literally their job.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (6e7a1c)

  38. Sometimes their particular conclusions don’t follow from their raw facts, but it’s not “nothing to see here.”

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)


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