Law enforcement has become lawless. And the politicians are silent. Maybe they want it that way. We live in a police state. Democracy has died:
The Trump mafia is in full coverup mode:
The Justice Department on Friday released a more complete transcript of a voice mail from Donald Trump’s attorney John Dowd to Rob Kelner, the lawyer for Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, where he sought information about Flynn’s discussions with the special counsel on the eve of his cooperation deal.
However, the Justice Department refused to turn over transcripts of Flynn’s calls with Russian officials, including then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, even though a federal judge had ordered prosecutors to file those publicly as well on Friday.
We have a direct challenge to the rule of law. Will the Democrats cave?
The Justice Department refused on Friday to cooperate with a judge’s demand that it publicly release transcripts of recorded conversations between Michael Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the United States in December 2016.
The refusal was a response to U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who ordered earlier this month that the Justice Department release several materials related to the case against Flynn, who was President Donald Trump’s campaign adviser and his national security adviser until being ousted for lying about his contacts with the Russians.
This is why we can’t wait until the 2020 presidential election. A weak and uninspiring Democrat, like Biden, could make it too easy for Trump to win re-election. And the party’s establishment seems intent on making that mistake again. Just like in 2016:
…Lichtman, a professor at American University in Washington, DC, was the most prominent voice predicting Donald Trump’s victory in the run-up to the 2016 election. When Trump won, it marked the 9th(!) straight presidential election where Lichtman had correctly predicted the Electoral College winner. (That’s all the way back to 1984, for you math wizards.)
“Democrats are fundamentally wrong about the politics of impeachment and their prospects for victory in 2020. An impeachment and subsequent trial would cost the president a crucial fourth key — the scandal key — just as it cost Democrats that key in 2000. The indictment and trial would also expose him to dropping another key by encouraging a serious challenge to his re-nomination. Other potential negative keys include the emergence of a charismatic Democratic challenger, a significant third-party challenge, a foreign policy disaster, or an election-year recession. Without impeachment, however, Democratic prospects are grim.“
The Watergate Congressional hearings brought down Richard Nixon. And if we want to force Donald Trump from office similar hearings today are the best way to do it. We cannot wait until the 2020 elections in where Trump could win again. And if he wins in the next election it will be with the help of Putin. That is why the focus of these proposed hearings should be Russian interference in our elections.
The Republicans, who agree that the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election, will be forced to support these hearings because to not do so would put them in the uncomfortable position of obstructing an investigation into Russian meddling. Of course from these investigations we will learn that Russian money was laundered into the Republican Party. But the Democrats can argue it will be bipartisan (wink, wink).
Currently there is a pointless debate going on as to whether Democrats should support impeaching Donald Trump. An impeachment would not force the president from office since it would require 2/3rds of Senators to vote for conviction. That ain’t gonna happen. At least not now. Not until we learn that Donald Trump did in fact conspire with the Russians to win the 2016 election. It will also reveal that Trump has close financial ties to the Kremlin. We will also learn that Putin has blackmailed the president. And just like in 1974, we will get that tape(s).
Remember, it was the Watergate hearings that exposed the existence of those oval office tapes. And Nixon’s stonewalling on releasing the tapes is what led to his eventual downfall.
So call your Congressperson and tell them to stop squabbling. Demand they do the logical, legal and right thing: Have hearings that will expose the truth before the American people. And they will demand he be removed. Just like with Nixon.
This is an opinion by piece by judge Andrew Napolitano. Who is frequently on FOX News. AN has lately been arguing that Trump has violated his oath of office:
This is Amash’s argument: The special counsel found evidence of obstruction of justice by the president, and historically presidential obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense. This is a legal narrative, not a political one. But it has heretofore not been articulated publicly by any Republican officeholder, until Amash courageously did so last weekend.
The Nixonian argument that the president can do no wrong was soundly rejected by the lessons of Watergate and Nixon’s reluctant resignation, but it has reared its head again. No serious legal thinker — not even an attorney general bent on protecting the president — can make it with intellectual honesty or a straight face.
Here’s another way of forcing Trump out of the White House. Support his primary opponent, former Governor, Bill Weld:
Bill Weld, the only Republican attempting to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 primary election, claimed his opponent would prefer a country more aligned with a neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic group and without immigrants.
“I celebrate that America has always been a melting pot,” Weld said earlier this week. “It seems he would prefer an Aryan nation.”
Aryan Nations is a “longstanding neo-Nazi group” that includes the religious faction Christian Identity, a “small, virulently racist and anti-Semitic religious sect prominent in the extreme right,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.
While it’s not clear if Weld was referencing the group, he later told ABC News he believed Trump “would prefer a nation with no immigrants.”
Apparently there are still some patriots left in the Republicans Party. Maybe now more GOPers will come to their senses and realize Donald Trump is leading the party to destruction:
Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for taking a shot at former Vice President Joe Biden while praising North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq twice and remains in the Illinois National Guard, complained about a tweet the president posted on Memorial Day weekend.
‘It’s Memorial Day Weekend and you’re taking a shot at Biden while praising a dictator. This is just plain wrong,’ Kinzinger wrote on Twitter.
Just another impeachable offense:
President Trump is funneling $62 million of taxpayer funded farm aid to a foreign, Brazilian owned meatpacking company, which is owned by two billionaire majority GOP donor brothers who just so happen to be under investigation by the Department of Justice after the brothers admitted to bribing politicians to obtain benefits for their businesses.
Donald Trump has done and said some terrible things. But this could be the worst. He is jeopardizing the future of country by deliberately bankrupting us. Not even Putin (his boss) could be so destructive:
President Donald Trump is said to not be worried about setting the US up for a massive debt crisis because he doesn’t think it’ll erupt until after he leaves office.
Sources close to the presidency told The Daily Beast that Trump had repeatedly shrugged off any concerns about the rising national debt because it was projected to come to a head only after he would finish a second term.
During a 2017 briefing with senior officials, Trump responded to a presentation of charts and graphics by saying, “Yeah, but I won’t be here,” according to a source The Daily Beast said witnessed the comment.
The fraudster in the White House has no shame. He’ll try to get votes wherever he can. But what must those evangelicals that support Trump so passionately be thinking:
President Donald Trump has released a new LGBTQ Pride t-shirt in time for Pride month – a decision that’s confusing and upsetting LGBTQ advocates. The shirt features a watercolor rainbow design and the phrase “LGBTQ for Trump.” The back bears the Trump-Pence campaign logo and phrase, “Make America Great Again.” It normally retails for $30 […]
Meanwhile, this administration is attacking LGBTQ rights:
Candidate Donald Trump promised he would be an LGBTQ ally. Since he’s been in the White House, however, he’s failed to live up to those promises for at least one part of the community, enacting multiple policies that directly target transgender people.
The latest: The Department of Health and Human Services is rolling back regulations that protected transgender people from being discriminated against by health care providers over their gender identity.