We need to wake up to gestapo-type government being established in Washington. And it didn’t begin with Trump. If we continue to allow this to continue it will only get worse. And before you know it citizens will be arrested just for criticizing the president:
In the late summer of 2018, as protests against the Trump administration’s immigration policies intensified and the movement to abolish ICE gained momentum, the federal agency at the center of the storm was keeping tabs on a series of “anti-Trump protests” in New York City, according to documents obtained by The Nation via a Freedom of Information Act request. Among the protests the agency tracked were several promoting immigrants’ rights and opposing the administration’s deportation policies as well as one protesting the National Rifle Association. One event was organized by a sitting member of Congress.
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!”
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.
Unemployment is low and the economy is booming, but many Americans are struggling to pay their bills.
A record 7 million Americans are 90 or more days behind on their auto loan payments, according to a study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That number is a million higher than the total at the end of 2010, a time when unemployment rates hit 10% and “delinquency rates were at their worst” notes the Fed.
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.
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.
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.
The makes the United States government a threat to our national security. Because they are doing nothing to stop the bleeding. It is a betrayal:
Congressional Republicans introduced a resolution on Tuesday declaring the United States’ $22 trillion debt as a national security threat.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) proposed a bill last year to address the issue, but failed to gain enough traction to substantially address the growing issue.
If you don’t believe a Congressperson take the word of the head of the Federal Reserve:
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has repeatedly called out the ballooning U.S. national debt. He did so again while testifying to Congress on Tuesday.
“The U.S. federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path,” Powell told the Senate Banking Committee, noting that “debt as a percentage of GDP is growing, and now growing sharply… And that is unsustainable by definition.
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.”
The Democrats are still addicted to the Wall St./Corporate money. And Gillibrand is a NY Senator. She obviously sees herself as Clinton’s aire apparent:
A senior executive at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will host a campaign fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, CNBC has learned.
Gillibrand is slated to attend a March 31 fundraiser at the New York home of Sally Susman, Pfizer’s executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Ticket prices range from $1,000 to $2,700, these people added.