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With Press Pass Judicially Protected, Jim Acosta’s Antics Ensue Again

As the old adage goes; it’s not what you say, it is how you say it.

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As the old adage goes; it’s not what you say, it is how you say it.

This important and foundational life lesson was either never passed down from Momma Acosta to little James, or the intrepid young attention-monger allowed the unwritten rule to glance by him purposefully.  The young man instead began studying the philosophy of the squeaky wheel that gets the grease, believing that the spotlight was the key to journalism.

Perhaps Acosta is simply a student of the students of Hunter S. Thompson; not “gonzo” journalists in the way that he was, but, rather, the once-removed aura of his shadow.  Acosta certainly loves to insert himself into his form of journalism, but as the antagonist.  Thompson, on the other hand, was a casually inebriated observer who preferred to watch and listen instead of poke and prod.

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Acosta isn’t reporting the news, he’s creating it, and even the most novice journalism professor at the smallest community college would sneer at the tactic.

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So, is it any surprise whatsoever that Acosta, whose press pass is judicially protected for the coming month, would began his shenanigans again so soon?

CNN’s Jim Acosta made his return to the James S. Brady room on Tuesday for a press briefing with Sarah Sanders — 20 days after the reporter was temporarily banned from the White House.

Sanders, who until Tuesday hadn’t held a briefing in weeks, took questions after sessions with National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and National Security Adviser John Bolton – during which Acosta kept quiet. The press secretary eventually called on Acosta, who asked if President Trump would recommend that Paul Manafort should cooperate with authorities going forward.

The questioning grew tenser — though not nearly as explosive as the post-election incident that resulted in his pass being pulled — as Acosta then asked why Trump doesn’t have faith in his advisers, citing the president’s apparent skepticism toward a major government climate change study and the CIA’s findings regarding Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in activist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.

Madame Press Secretary wasn’t having it.

Sanders shot back, “That’s not accurate,” as the CNN reporter listed a series of examples. He continued to ask the question but was met with pushback from Sanders.

“That’s not true. The president has a great deal of faith in the intelligence community and, certainly, in the team he has assembled around him,” she said before Acosta disagreed, citing intelligence related to the murder of Khashoggi as something Trump doesn’t necessarily agree with.

“We haven’t seen definitive evidence come from our intelligence community that ties [the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia] directly to that,” Sanders said before moving on.

There are no strong indications as to what could happen with Acosta’s press pass at the end of this federally mandated protection.

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GOP Senator Drafts Motions to Subpoena Joe & Hunter Biden, Adam Schiff, & Whistleblower

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John Salvatore

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Everybody should be held accountable for their role, no matter how big or small, for having a hand in this entire impeachment fiasco. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R) hopes to see it come to fruition. From Politico: If the Senate decides to consider new impeachment trial witnesses and documents next week, Sen. Josh Hawley plans to try and force votes on everyone from Adam Schiff to Joe Biden. The Missouri Republican is preparing to file subpoena requests for witnesses and documents that Democrats and Republicans alike won’t want to vote on. Hawley’s strategy harmonizes with plans from GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky to force votes to hear from Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son who was on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Hawley’s tweet: https://twitter.com/HawleyMO/status/1221215365692370944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221215365692370944&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-senator-hawley-drafts-motions-to-subpoena-bidens-schiff-whistleblower Reactions: https://twitter.com/SG95975481/status/1221216300208443393?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221216300208443393&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F https://twitter.com/APodCalypseNow2/status/1221217487578173440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221217487578173440&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F https://twitter.com/trm10trm/status/1221217581777874944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221217581777874944&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F https://twitter.com/W_D_E_Dave/status/1221219103115005958?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221219103115005958&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F https://twitter.com/TyCardon/status/1221216914913079296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221216914913079296&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F Everyone knows that confirmed drug addict Hunter Biden received his job on the Burisma board due to his father’s status as a prominent American politician. That’s the easy part. What’s crazy is that Democrats are willing to overlook Joe’s malfeasance and corruption because they so loathe Donald Trump – a president who has literally committed no crime while in office. Had Trump actually committed a crime, we would have known about it by now. And yet, Dems keep reaching and reaching for something, anything – always coming up flat. From Daily Wire: New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel said on the newspaper’s podcast on Wednesday that Ukrainian gas company Burisma got its “rationale” to put then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, on its board because of Joe Biden’s position in the U.S. government and his activities in Ukraine. Allegations surrounding the Joe and Hunter Biden’s in Ukraine and with Burisma have become a sore spot for Joe Biden as…

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Noted Trump Critic Says POTUS Defense Team Was ‘Brilliant’ & ‘Sophisticated’ & ‘Effective’

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John Salvatore

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It is so easy to defeat a liberal argument, especially regarding the impeachment of President Trump, that even noted anti-Trump Democrats are joining in on the fun. In other words, things are not looking up for Schiff and company. Not at all. The Daily Wire has the scoop… Constitutional Law Professor at George Washington University Jonathan Turley, a Trump critic who was widely praised for his non-partisan testimony during House Democrats’ impeachment hearings, praised Trump’s legal team on Saturday over their performance in defending the president. “The House took a lot of hits below the waterline today,” Turley wrote on Twitter. “These were powerful points that gave ample foundation for senators to support acquittal without agreeing with the Dershowitz theory or the suggestion that everything was ‘perfect.’ I liked the low key, fact-based argument.” Turley added, “The White House did a particularly good job explaining its position on refusing discovery and also the unfair process. Moreover, it was a brilliant decision to limit the opening to a few hours. The House subjected the Senate to mind-numbing repetition for 22 hours.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/KamVTV/status/1220461301367037952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1220461301367037952&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fimpeachment-witness-trump-critic-trump-trial-defense-brilliant-sophisticated-effective WATCH: https://twitter.com/NewsHour/status/1220056517510156298?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1220056517510156298&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fschiff-admits-in-senate-trial-that-impeachment-about-stopping-trump-re-election WATCH: Rep. Adam Schiff: “What we’ve seen here is far more serious than a third rate burglary of the Democratic headquarters.” “Where is Howard Baker? Where are the people who are willing to go beyond their party to look to their duty?” https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1197629141522075648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197629141522075648&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fhomenews%2Fadministration%2F471565-schiff-says-trumps-actions-go-beyond-anything-nixon-did POTUS called out Schiff for being the lying [insert word here] that he is. And in typical Trump fashion, he spoke the truth and did so with confidence. See for yourself… If Shifty Adam Schiff, who is a corrupt politician who fraudulently made up what I said on the “call,” is allowed to release transcripts of the Never Trumpers & others that are & were interviewed, he will change the words that were…

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