Washington Senate passes bill that would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns

Now we need to get other states to go along. Such a law would encourage other Republicans to challenge Trump during the primaries:

Washington’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would drop President Trump from the state’s 2020 presidential ballot until he releases his tax returns.

The bill, which advanced Tuesday to the state’s House of Representatives, according to CBS News, would require any candidate on the ballot for president in the state to release five years of tax returns before appearing in a general or primary election.

Trump makes it clear that U.S. forces overseas aren’t defending freedom—they’re mercenaries

Trump has consistently tried to sabotage the NATO alliance. Which is further proof that he is a Russian agent:

Donald Trump isn’t done destroying American military alliances. After battering NATO, demeaning the support of allies in Afghanistan and Iraq, abandoning allied forces in Syria, and generally treating every other nation with ill-disguised contempt, Trump is ready to make it clear that he doesn’t think American forces are defending freedom. He thinks they are mercenaries.

Bloomberg reports that Trump is “drawing up demands” for the nations that currently host America’s overseas forces to pay up. Not pay up as in paying a share of the cost, because they do that already. Pay up as in paying all the cost, and then some. Trump intends to demand that U.S. allies cover the full cost of all U.S. military deployed to their countries, plus “50 percent or more for the privilege of hosting them.” That’s a “privilege” that few countries would be willing to pay for, and a recipe for ending a policy that has been the backbone of America’s military strategy for over 60 years.

Trump Back In Florida, Again Putting Republican Donor Money In His Own Pocket

Everything about Trump is a scam:

President Donald Trump has traveled to his for-profit resort in Palm Beach, Florida, this weekend, where he will participate in Republican fundraisers that will put hundreds of thousands of dollars into his own cash registers.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago will host a dinner for six-figure donors to the Republican National Committee on Friday evening and a “low dollar” lunch on Sunday, tickets for which cost $2,800, the maximum contribution allowable to a federal candidate for the 2020 election.

“It’s the perfect storm of corruption,” said Robert Weissman, the president of the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen. “This big money fundraiser by the RNC is being held to pursue a corrupt corporate agenda at a property owned by the president of the United States, who is using the highest office in the land to enrich himself.”

Trump administration reportedly tracked and targeted journalists and activists involved with migrant caravan.

This is dictatorship. And will only get worse unless we remove Trump from office. Time is running out:

Days before the Nov. 2018 midterm elections, President Trump cooked up pre-election hysteria over the so-called “caravan” of migrants a thousand miles away in southern Mexico, who were slowly making their way on foot towards the U.S. border. The president’s anti-immigrant chauvinism couldn’t stop his party from losing the House in a blue wave of Democratic victories, and afterward Trump largely dropped the issue until it became politically useful again months later during the government shutdown. The American government, however, sharpened its focus after the furor died down, according to a chilling report from NBC 7, NBC News’ local affiliate in San Diego. Documents leaked to NBC 7 show that the Trump administration went about gathering names of journalists, activists, and attorneys who had covered or worked with the fleeing migrants, and created a database that included dossiers on 57 people, including 10 journalists.

As Trump and Kim Met, North Korean Hackers Hit Over 100 Targets in U.S. and Ally Nations 

Apparently it doesn’t concern Trump that he’s being played for a fool by Kim Jong Un:

North Korean hackers who have targeted American and European businesses for 18 months kept up their attacks last week even as President Trump was meeting with North Korea’s leader in Hanoi.

The attacks, which include efforts to hack into banks, utilities and oil and gas companies, began in 2017, according to researchers at the cybersecurity company McAfee, a time when tensions between North Korea and the United States were flaring. But even though both sides have toned down their fiery threats and begun nuclear disarmament talks, the attacks persist.

Meanwhile the liar-in-chief has ended military exercises with South Korea to appease the North Koreans. Just call him Neville:

President Trump on Sunday defended the decision to cancel large-scale military exercises between U.S. and South Korean forces following his failed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“The reason I do not want military drills with South Korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars for the U.S. for which we are not reimbursed,” Trump tweeted. “That was my position long before I became President. Also, reducing tensions with North Korea at this time is a good thing!”

Ex-Trump Org VP drops bombshell: CFO Weisselberg knows about at least 5 more Trump hush money payoffs

There is no end to the depravity and crimes of this pig:

Former Trump Organization executive vice president Barbara Res predicted on Friday that Allen Weisselberg, the company’s longtime chief financial officer, knows of at least five additional hush money conspiracies.

Res appeared on MSNBC’s “All In” with Ari Melber to discuss what Weisselberg will likely reveal when called to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Someone Apparently Submitted A Forged Nomination Of Donald Trump For The Nobel Peace Prize – Twice

I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump himself was behind this forgery:

Someone in the United States really wanted to Donald Trump to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and reportedly submitted a forged nomination for him to receive the prize – two forged nominations, in fact.

As The New York Times reported, police in Oslo, Norway, have launched an investigation after receiving a pair of nominations from someone in the United States for Trump to win the esteemed honor. The nomination committee announced the apparent forgery this week, which has now attracted the attention of both the Oslo police and the FBI.

We already know that Trump asked the Japanese government to promote his claim on the peace prize:

Just as President Donald Trump claimed last week, Japan’s prime minister has, indeed, nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize — at the request of the White House — one of Japan’s largest newspapers reported Sunday.

Trump boasted at a news conference on Friday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had given him a copy of a five-page letter he’d sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which selects the annual Peace Prize laureates.

Referring to Abe, Trump said: “He said: ‘I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan. I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize.’ I said, ‘Thank you.'”

The national newspaper Asahi Shimbun, citing multiple Japanese government sources, reported Sunday that the U.S. government “informally” asked Japan to nominate Trump after he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last year.

Trump, Kim Jong Un Summit Ends is Failure. Press gets Duped Again.

Once again negotiations between Trump and Kim Jong Un ends without any agreement. But that’s not what it was about for the liar-in-chief. Trump was in Vietnam so that his photo-op with Un almost drowned out the Cohen hearings. Because it is all about media manipulation. And the press fell for it as they have every other time.

Trump knew that his bogus peace talks with the North Korean dictator would get plenty of press coverage. And that serves to divert attention from the president’s many legal problems. He’s done it with his bogus “emergency” at the border, the fake ‘caravan’ claims, and his mistreatment of immigrants.

When will the press ever learn. Trump has created a bogus reputation based on his ability to manipulate the media. We must demand that they stop giving the liar-in-chief exactly what he wants–mass media coverage without reference to his corruption and ties to Russia.

We knew the summit was never meant to succeed. It was just a good diversionary tactic:

President Donald Trump’s nuclear negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam have been abruptly cut short, and ended without a deal.

The White House announced Thursday that Trump’s planned press conference was being moved up by two hours – to 2 p.m. local time. Originally, that was when Trump and Kim were joining to sign a joint agreement, but according to the White House Press Secretary, “No agreement was reached at this time.”

At apress conference in Hanoi, Trump said talks broke down because Kim said he would only close the Yongbyon nuclear facility – North Korea’s most important research and production site – if the U.S. lifted all sanctions on North Korea.

Trump Is the ‘Greatest Threat’ to Democracy, Constitution ‘Since the Civil War,’ Congressman Says

No exaggeration. So why aren’t you pushing for impeachment?

Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler has warned that he sees President Donald Trump as the most serious threat to the United States government since the Civil War of the 1860s.

“I view this president and his conduct as the greatest threat to the democratic system and to the constitutional government since the Civil War,” Nadler, who represents New York and serves as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in an interview on AM 970 in New York on Sunday, The Hill reported. “Whether it’s threatening the newspapers or threatening the judiciary or calling people who criticize him treasonous.”