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MSNBC anchor: Why should we follow the 1776 view of the Constitution when American views today are so much more progressive?

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Via the Free Beacon, she raises an interesting point. There really should be some mechanism by which the Constitution might be changed to reflect a changing consensus among the American public.

If only the Framers had thought of something.

Luckily we have Ruth Bader Ginsburg and, until recently, Anthony Kennedy to tell us what the Constitution “should” mean nowadays. A Twitter pal suggests that if all else fails, Katy Tur and the rest of the left might try going the Andrew Cuomo route and suing the Supreme Court to change the constitutional text.

Who knows? They might get a ruling from the Super Duper Supreme Court in their favor.

By the way, will Joe Manchin be stepping aboard the Kavanaugh confirmation train? He sounds pretty sweet on the nominee here:

“Do you have a lean today?” Kercheval asked.

“No, I don’t have a lean. I think he seems to be a very fine person of high moral standards, a family person who’s very involved in his community, has all the right qualities. He’s well-educated,” Manchin said. “And with that, you know, we have to just look at making sure that the rule of law and the Constitution is going to be followed, and that’s going to basically preempt anything else he does.”

With 95 percent probability, Manchin’s going to hang back and end up doing whatever Collins and Murkowski do. If they vote yes, his vote will be meaningless so he’ll vote yes too and protect his right flank before facing West Virginia voters in November. If Collins and Murkowski walk, Manchin will walk too knowing that the two centrist Republicans will bear the brunt of the right’s outrage for borking Kavanaugh. I’d still guess there’s a *small* chance, though, that Manchin might cross the aisle and vote yes even if Collins and Murky oppose the nominee if Trump can somehow bring enormous pressure on him to do so. Kavanaugh losing altitude during the confirmation process would be a true nightmare scenario for Manchin since he’s the likeliest Dem to flip and his vote ultimately might be needed, placing him in no man’s land between a Democratic minority that might not turn out for him if he votes yes and a Republican majority that might want to punish him if he votes no. Manchin needs Collins and Murkowski to come through for Kavanaugh almost as much as Kavanaugh himself does.

But I think they’re both going to get their wish. The two centrists sound awfully bullish on the nominee, which makes me wonder if they signed off on the pick even before Trump announced it. Remember, according to Axios, Trump allegedly was telling confidantes before Kavanaugh’s name was released that he’s got the votes. Collins and Murky might have pledged to him that if he bypasses Barrett, the culture warrior, they’d rubber-stamp Kavanaugh for him — provided, of course, that nothing toxic comes up in Kavanaugh’s paper trail. Which is unlikely, as the guy’s been on a Supreme Court career track for 20 years. Probably everything he’s written since his early 30s was done with the knowledge that it might turn up in a confirmation hearing some day. He’s no dummy.

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Obama’s Former Director of National Intelligence Says Obama Behind Entire Russia Witch Hunt!

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Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, came clean on CNN and stated that former President Obama was behind spying on President Trump!

James Clapper was on CNN yesterday and he stated that Obama was behind spying on President Trump and all the corrupt and criminal actions involving the government, including the Mueller investigation –

According to Obama’s former spy chief, James Clapper, who appeared on CNN to say it was Obama who set the entire Russia witch-hunt into motion by tasking the intelligence community assessment.

Clapper said –

If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.  President Obama is responsible for that.  It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.

The cat is out of the bag.

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It’s a special day on the Sunday shows when socialism’s new superstar drops by to show off her intellectual chops.

She’ll be on “Face the Nation” along with her idol, Bernie Sanders, as they campaign together in Kansas for a progressive Democrat running for Mike Pompeo’s old House seat. Why they’re wasting their time there, I have no idea: It’s a R+15 district. Presumably the idea is to draw big crowds so that other socialist candidates across the country can point to it and say, “See? Even in the heartland they want hard-leftism.”

Otherwise it’s likely to be wall-to-wall chatter about Trump and Putin today. Adam Schiff will be the lead guest on “This Week,” where he’ll say Adam-Schiff-type things about collusion and kompromat. The top-billed Republican, meanwhile, is Marco Rubio, who took some heat this week after claiming that he was satisfied with POTUS’s “I said ‘would’ when I meant to say ‘wouldn’t’” walkback of the Putin press conference. He’ll sit down with “Face the Nation” and “State of the Union” for some “Are you serious?” questions and will also likely be pressed on Trump’s commitment to NATO. Rubio’s a hawk of almost McCain-ian proportions, but unlike McCain he has a long career ahead of him potentially and therefore needs to stay on Trump’s good side. He’ll do his best this morning to be diplomatic with his criticism of the president’s NATO skepticism.

If you can stand it, John Kerry will also be on “Face the Nation” to condemn Trump for not showing as much strength towards an enemy as Kerry himself did with, er, Iran. The full line-up is at the AP.

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DEVELOPING: DOJ Releasing Docs Related to FISA Warrants on Carter Page

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On Friday, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced documents related to the FISA warrants on Trump’s former campaign advisor, Carter Page were released by the FBI — and were on the way to JW headquarters.

Almost one year ago to the day, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ for the following documents:

Copies of all proposed and all final signed FISA applications submitted to the FISC relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election, allegations of collusion between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russia, and any known Trump associates regardless of context;

Copies of all FISC responses to the above-mentioned applications in which the Court notified the FBI or Justice Department that it would not grant the proposed applications or recommended changes. If any such FISC responses were provided orally, rather than in writing, please provide copies of FBI or Justice Department records memorializing or otherwise referencing the relevant FISC responses;

Copies of all FISC orders relating to the above mentioned applications, whether denying the applications and certifications, denying the orders, modifying the orders, granting the orders, or other types of orders.

Obama’s Deep State FBI and DOJ obtained a FISA warrant on Carter Page in October of 2016 and three subsequent renewals in order to spy on Trump’s campaign and transition team.

Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe and Sally Yates all signed the FISA applications even though Hillary’s fraudulent Russia dossier was used as a pretext to obtain the warrants.

“Judicial Watch may finally get the infamous spy warrants the Obama administration and Deep State used while conspiring with the Clinton campaign to target then-candidate and now President Trump. It took a year, but the stonewall and cover-up, we hope, begins to end today,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said.


Tom Fitton updated and said the docs were Fed Ex’ed.

Fitton appeared on Fox News early Saturday morning to discuss the new development.

Tom Fitton expects the documents to have redactions, however he said on Fox News, “I suspect we’ll get more answers. We won’t get all the answers we want, so the fight will continue.”

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The new FISA warrant documents have not been released at the time of this publication, however; The Gateway Pundit will update as soon as the documents are available.

Update: Tom Fitton says he expects to receive the corrupt FISA docs by Monday.

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