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Why Trump's Latest Polling Numbers Matter
Thomas Gallatin  
State Dept. Suspends $200 Million Enhanced Aid 
for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras 
Pending Illegal Migration Enforcement
by sundance
theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ While previously pledged support for the Northern Triangle region related to Homeland Security and combating organized crime will continue, the State Department suspends any further financial assistance ($200 million) until the migration crisis is resolved... “Next, I have a quick update for you on U.S. foreign assistance to the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. As you know, in March, the President concluded these countries have not effectively prevented illegal migrants from coming to the United States.” “At the Secretary’s instruction, we continue to implement the President’s direction regarding foreign assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. We completed a review, and previously awarded grants and contracts will continue with current funding. State Department assistance in support of priorities of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security priorities to help the Northern Triangle governments take actions that will protect the U.S. border and counter transnational organized crime will also continue.  We will not provide new funds for programs in those countries until we are satisfied the Northern Triangle governments are taking concrete actions to reduce the number of illegal migrants coming to the U.S. border...  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/06/17/state-dept-suspends-200-million-enhanced-aid-for-el-salvador-guatemala-and-honduras-pending-illegal-migration-enforcement/  
Supreme Court Upholds Double Jeopardy Rule 
That Might Weaken Reach Of Trump’s Pardons  
by Kevin Daley  
{dailycaller.com} ~ The Supreme Court left undisturbed Monday a legal rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute individuals for the same conduct despite the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy... The case was closely watched because of its possible ramifications for President Donald Trump, given continued speculation that he could pardon confidants facing criminal convictions like Paul Manafort. The pardon power authorizes the president to grant clemency for federal crimes, but does not reach state matters. The Fifth Amendment’s double jeopardy clause prohibits multiple prosecutions for the same offense. An exception to this rule called the separate sovereigns doctrine allows state and federal governments to bring successive prosecutions for the same crime. Monday’s decision leaves the doctrine in place, meaning any person Trump pardons remains exposed to state prosecutions. Former special counsel Robert Mueller was working with the New York attorney general to build a case against Manafort as of August 2017. Other Trump associates, like Roger Stone and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, face purely federal charges. The case was one for unexpected ideological bedfellows. Justice Samuel Alito delivered Monday’s opinion for a seven-justice majority, while Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch dissented. “All told, the evidence does not establish that those who ratified the Fifth Amendment took it to bar successive prosecutions under different sovereigns’ laws — much less do so with enough force to break a chain of precedent linking dozens of cases over 170 years,” the Court’s decision  reads...
Ho-Lee-Cats, is it Happening? – Chairman Xi Announces Visit to North Korea
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theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for two days from Thursday, state media in both countries reported on Monday, making him the first Chinese leader to visit in 14 years... Neighboring China is reclusive North Korea’s only major ally, and the visit comes amid renewed tensions between the United States and North Korea over efforts to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. “Both sides will exchange views on the Korean peninsula situation, and push for new progress in the political resolution of the peninsula issue,” China’s official broadcaster CCTV said in a lengthy report that led the evening news. The possibility here is one most CTH readers will immediately recognize. Is this the predictable face-saving approach Chairman Xi Jinping has selected? For two-and-a-half years U.S. President Trump has been working on two connected objectives: (1) removing the threat posed by North Korea by severing the ability of Beijing to use the proxy province as a weapon Kim is hostage to China; and (2) deconstructing the growing economic influence of China...   https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/06/17/ho-lee-cats-is-it-happening-chairman-xi-announces-visit-to-north-korea/ 

Congress shirks its duty at the southern border
by washingtonexaminer.com:  The Trump administration is doing just about everything it can to slow the flood of undocumented Mexicans and Central Americans coming to the U.S. and claiming asylum... But alleviating our growing border crisis is impossible unless Congress changes our immigration laws. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, was right when he said Tuesday during a congressional hearing on border security that there is “absolutely no justification whatsoever for Congress to sit on the sidelines and watch as this crisis continues to unfold.” The emergency on the border is “getting worse and worse as Congress sits on its hands and does absolutely nothing” to help. The border pandemonium is literally fatal. Since December, six migrants have died while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Five were children. This isn’t the fault of the Trump administration's policies that aim to stanch the stream of illegal immigrants. It’s the result of a border patrol collapsing under the weight of hundreds of thousands of migrants making a dangerous and debilitating journey to the U.S. and needing urgent medical care as soon as they arrive. In fiscal 2018, border agents apprehended nearly 106,000 “family units,” meaning families that made their way illegally onto U.S. soil and, more often than not, claimed asylum. We’re only halfway through this year, and that number has tripled to more than 316,000. Why is this happening? It is because everyone south of the border knows that to secure indefinite legal protection to stay in the U.S., they need simply to arrive with children, who by law must not be detained for more than 20 days. When the child is released by border patrol, as it inevitably will be, so too is the person who came with them. That’s why the number of apprehensions of supposed families dwarfs apprehensions of single adults. News media and Trump's critics blame administration cruelty for the crisis. They've started referring to detention centers as "concentration camps." But the crisis is caused by our nonsensical asylum laws, which are well intentioned but incapable of dealing with the sort of massive run on the border we're seeing today. Our laws act as a magnet for illegal immigrants, encouraging migrants to make dangerous journeys with children, across Mexico, and enter our country without documentation...  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/congress-shirks-its-duty-at-the-southern-border?utm_source=breaking_push&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=push_notifications&utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_06/17/2019&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief&rid=5261   

What in the World Does 
John Dean Have to Do With Anything?
Liberals online were pumped about former White House Counsel John Dean testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. And why wouldn’t they be? Dean, who was a central character in the Watergate scandal of the 1970s... has since become a liberal activist, publishing entire truckloads of books and articles that play right into the Democrat agenda. And, you know, since Richard Nixon was a president and there was an investigation and almost an impeachment…well, obviously Dean will have a lot to testify about. Because, um, yeah. Reasons. At this point, scumbag liar-Jerrold Nadler might as well call Rachel Maddow to testify. Why not? She has as much personal knowledge of the Trump investigation as Dean does. And she would undoubtedly be even more willing to talk all about the many so-called crimes that Trump and his associates have committed. If Democrats are determined to stage stunt show spectaculars on C-Span, why stop at unrelated figures in government? Call Maddow. Call Jennifer Rubin. Put Ana Navarro at the witness table. Hell, why don’t we just sit scumbag liar-Nadler himself down there and let his fellow Democrats ask him questions?Seems to us, we could save a lot of time and money if the Democrats would just carefully read the Mueller report, line by line, and absorb the conclusions. There was no collusion with Russia. That’s the big takeaway. That’s the invalidation of their years-long propaganda campaign against the president and his supporters. If they would just take a moment, breathe deeply, and come to grips with that exclamatory point, we could move on as a country past this dark episode in American history. But no, they have convinced themselves that it isn’t true. Or, at least, they have convinced themselves that they can convince the public that it isn’t true. That if Trump wasn’t guilty of collusion, he must still be guilty of something. Obstruction? Sure, why not. And if not that, then cheating on his taxes. And if not that, then being really mean to migrants. Something, anything. Because they just can’t simply drop it and resolve to beat Donald Trump politically in 2020. They just don’t believe they can do it.
Why Trump's Latest Polling Numbers Matter
Thomas Gallatin:  We are 17 months out from the 2020 presidential election, so why should anyone care that recent polling (including from President Donald Trump’s own pollsters) shows him far behind his Democrat opponents in several key states? Because pollaganda is real and effective. It’s how the Leftmedia shapes and moves public opinion, all while gauging its success. In other words, polling more often than not is a reflection of the effectiveness of the media’s messaging as people simply report back what they’ve been fed.

For the entirety of Trump’s presidency, 90% of the mainstream media’s reporting on him has been negative. No previous president has had to contend with such an onslaught of media antagonism on a daily basis, and yet in spite of this Trump has seen remarkable success in implementing his America First agenda. The question is, how many Americans are aware of this? How many realize that the strong economy they are now enjoying is largely due to Trump’s policies?

But there are also important caveats regarding the White House’s internal polling. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale explained, “These leaked numbers are ancient, in campaign terms, from months-old polling that began in March before two major events had occurred: the release of the summary of the Mueller report exonerating the President, and the beginning of the Democrat candidates defining themselves with the far-left policy message.”

Yet, as everyone knows and as the 2016 election proved, the only real poll that ultimately matters is on Election Day. And 2020 Election Day is still a long way off, with Trump just this week set to formally announce his reelection bid in Orlando, Florida. Moreover, Trump’s Democrat challenger has yet to be determined, with that challenger sure to be bloodied by the time they face off against Trump. Speaking of the Democrat field, the current frontrunner, loose lips liar-Joe Biden, has seen his big lead weaken while a new CBS poll shows hard-leftist Elizabeth dinky-Warren moving into second, overtaking the fast-fading socialist commie-Bernie Sanders.

One final note: At this same point in his presidency, Ronald Reagan polled nationally at 35% favorability; Trump is currently at 37%. Reagan went on to win the 1984 election in a 49-state landslide. Why? Many historians point to Reagan’s economic turnaround, which likewise may prove to be the trump card that gets Trump reelected. However, Democrats and the Leftmedia will do everything in their power to convince Americans that voting for Trump will bring about the end of the country, and they’re pushing a recession to make their predictions come “true.”  

~The Patriot Post


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