El Paso Shooter Identified Online As Trump Supporter Who Didn’t Like ‘Race Mixing’ – News One

Early in the coverage of this tragedy a good friend of mine texted me that Trump had no idea of the damage he is doing to our country by spreading the lies he does. I replied that I believe he does. I believe he wants this to happen. I believe he wants a race war. He’s a racist and he’s fueling his crazed supporters.

His supporters have a hashtag #Trumpderangementsyndrome .they’re talking about us in the majority who cannot stand hearing his voice anymore. Bill Maher said it best last night when he said we as Democrats should be pushing for candidate who says if he or she wins we won’t have to hear his voice again. His voice is hatred.

My hashtag is #TrumpFatigueSyndrome

Once again he is not going to come out and say that this man is a terrorist. Trump has the blood of at least 19 people on his hands today while he he golfs at his resort in New Jersey. The blood of people who are leaving behind families and loved ones and Friends. I have a cure for Trump and that’s volunteering and donating to whomever is the nominee. I used to hate saying vote blue no matter who but now I am all for that.

I’m with speaker pelosi because it’s becoming more and more clear that impeachment would become a distraction to getting him out of office. he will use it to his advantage, I know it’s a terrible precedent to set but the Republicans having setting terrible precedents now for yearsso one to win and get rid of this terrible nightmare is okay with me.

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Mueller last-minute request for aide to appear as witness during his testimony – NBC News

I would say that the statement from the ranking member saying that the Democrats were trying to obstruct the investigation would be as the old adage says the pot calling the kettle black but in this case there’s only one and it’s the Republican that’s the kettle.

We have watched has this administration and its cohorts have done everything to distort the Mueller report. First when Trump’s personal attorney general Barr hijacked the report by misrepresent its findings before it was released. Danner pain releasing it in a terribly redacted way he wants again misrepresented what was in the report. He has lied, his convoluted and he’s not doing the job of attorney general. He’s doing the job that Trump hired him for, Trump’s Roy Cohn.

look I can’t read the tea leaves about what this move means and whether or not this is going to derail tomorrow’s testimony by Robert Mueller. last minute changes always scare me. Especially when the Republicans will say that this is not fair and they have not had a chance to adjust their questioning for this new weakness. I’m hoping that all of the attacks on Robert Mueller by the occupants of the White House has made him angry. My Lord, Robert Mueller is a republican. Perhaps not a trump Republican but then of course that’s not a republican anymore. Republicans used to care about deficits, LOL! I watched one of the interviewers asking the former governor of South Carolina who went on his little 30 day trek screw South America with his mistress if voting in a Democrat would assure fiscal responsibility because the Republicans would do everything in their power to cut back on budgets. He refused to answer.

Having an aide during a congressional testimony is not something that’s outside the realm of what normally happens in Congress. And for the ranking member, to say that this is completely outside of what is normal is again a republican revision of History.

I have one prediction about tomorrow’s testimony, the first our will be spent on Republicans objecting to everything. Because obstruction of justice is the only way they know how to defend the current occupants of the White House. Ask so-called attorney general Barr.

I diverge, I hope and pray that tomorrow’s testimony goes the way our country needs a to be. A fair and balanced hearing but then of course that was what Fox News used to call themselves.

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Attorney Aaron Zebley arrives at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, on April 21, 2016

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Trump’s clash with U.K. ambassador highlights a special relationship in danger – NBC News

I just got an email from Elizabeth Warren and its subject line was my plan to repair the state department. If that doesn’t scare you then you don’t know very much about how foreign policy works. foggy bottom as the state department is referred to as one of the most important departments in our government. it’s our conduit to the rest of the world. Trump and Bannon have made it their mission to destroy the state department. I’m sure under orders from Putin.

Putin would love us to leave NATO, that has been his goal since he became president of the Russian federation. And Trump seems to be all in on that idea. We have allies that we have nurtured through the years that are being ignored. our biggest trading partners Canada and Mexico are not happy with us. The UK and France are in the same boat. I cannot think of any world leader other than the ones that are to the far right or dictators that are happy with this President.

This president hates to be mocked and yet he makes it so easy to mock him. If you went to class when you are in school unprepared for an oral exam or presentation you are laughed at. he does this on a daily basis when he meets with foreign leaders. He’s unprepared and ill-advised. Yesterday I saw that he wants to put a conspiracy theorist in the job as thedirector of national intelligence to replace Dan Coats.we need this man out of office as soon as possible. Yes I would love to see him impeached and I understand why people say we need to impeach him but I know that that would just make his people more vehement to have them re-elected. I am so torn on this subject of impeachment because it is the way that we need to use to get rid of bad presidents or other office holders. Unfortunately it’s taking too long and we are too close to an election to have him impeached. Let’s let the American people, if they still have a say, get him out of office.

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Ambassador Kim Darroch called President Donald Trump and his administration “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent,” according to leaked diplomatic cables.

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After Donald Trump Declared Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Died’ the ‘Terminator’ Star Said ‘I’m Still Here. Want to Compare Tax Returns?’ – Newsweek

Arnold Schwarzenegger was the only Republican I have ever voted for. I regretted doing it but I thought he was a different kind of Republican. In office he was not. but out of office he is taking on a different persona. Gone is the guy who built a tent in front of the state house so he could smoke his cigars and instead he is the guy sticking daggers into the bull coming out of the White House.

I have a conundrum. I know that’s Trump is hiding something in his tax returns but the Democrats in the house are mounting what seems like a half-hearted way of trying to get them. Are they afraid that they are going to show nothing wrong? Come on this man worked real estate in New York for umpteen years there are going to be skeletons and that proverbial tax returns closet. so why are the Democrats not pushing as hard as they should? I’ll let my readers comment on that.

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Lawmakers to decide on Mueller testimony this week, Schiff says – POLITICO

Robert Mueller has been the disappointment of the decade. The problem is that his investigation was ruled and run by the Republican Department of Justice. The Department of Justice used to have quasi independence from the political parties but that has slowly been chipped away. Even if Independence was the goal Republicans wanted you to think that it wasn’t. Case in point when attorney general Loretta Lynch met with President Clinton on board a plane during the 2016 campaign the Republicans made it seem that it was some sort of conspiratorial meeting. There was nothing to conspire about. Benghazi? The emails? My God these so-called scandals pale in comparison to what Trump does on a daily basis.

Everyone thought that Rod Rosenstein was some kind of non-partisan hero. That was so wrong. It was best illustrated on the day that he stood behind attorney general Barr wild bar lied about what was reported in the Mueller report. Mueller’s boss has made sure that he could not do his job. He never interviewed Trump nor did he ask him any questions other than the ones that did not involve obstruction of justice and even those were sent to an attorney and you know that Trump never even looked at them.

I will set the record straight, Republicans cheat and that’s how they win. I am so worried that they are going to win again.

to the members of the House judiciary committee. Subpoena Mueller and make sure that his testimony is open and not in a closed session. The American people need to hear the 10 times that Trump obstructed Justice from Mueller’s mouth. Remember that’s lady who was at the Town Hall that Justin amash did last month. When asked she said that she had never heard Trump had done anything wrong in the Mueller report. She clearly said that it’s because she watches nothing but conservative news outlets. Even Fox won’t be able to hide Mueller’s testimony. And that’s why it needs to be open and televised.

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Rep. Adam Schiff said time is getting short for Robert Mueller to testify. | Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo

{OUCH} Trump to Hannity: You’re ‘Not Really’ a Patriot, You Just Want ‘Great Ratings’ – The Daily Beast

Words between one showman to another. Honestly Hannity is not a reporter and Trump is not really a President. Did you see how Trump had the ABC crew we retake his answer when his chief of staff Mulvaney started coughing? I’m getting tired of saying this but can you imagine if President Obama have done that?

I feel like we’re living in The Truman Show. Each day we’re asailed by one scandal after another. Today we find out that the nominee to be the Secretary of Defense hid that his son beat his ex-wife with a bat from the FBI and the Senate. We have a potential nominee to be the UN ambassador who as ambassador to Canada was at her home in the United States more than in Canada. It just doesn’t stop and it’s getting very tiresome. I don’t know how this country is going to recover from this nightmare. Steve Bannon wanted to destroy our government, he’s planted the seeds to do that. I worry that this fake president will not leave office if he loses he said so. He also said that he would not leave if he was impeached although I don’t think he understands what a piece of it is. Honestly I don’t think he understands impeachment for the life of him. For stable genius he’s quite an idiot and a moron, not my words those words came from his former Secretary of State and his former Chief of Staff.

We are living in an acting presidency. The word acting is in front of most of the members of his cabinet. And those who don’t have acting in front of their name are under investigation for one impropriety or another.

And the Republicans do nothing.

Shame on them. Saying you are and being a patriot or so different.

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Dems investigating Trump have a new tactic to break his blockade – POLITICO

Corey Lewandowski, the reason I no longer watch CNN. what a wonderful example of the people that surround the present occupant of the White House. Credibly accused of sexual harassment, lies for the president whenever he can and takes money from what he referred to as the enemy of the people, CNN.

the one thing about this new tactic which annoys me is that it seems to make Trump’s point about the executive privilege. Blanket executive privilege does not exist. So why Congress and the Democrats trying to go around this blanket executive privilege it seems like they are succumbing to his tactics.

If we ever have an impartial Department of Justice in the future I hope that that attorney general will change the rule that a sitting president cannot be indicted or that no indictments can be held until he or she is out of office. This is an untenable situation to have someone in our country, our leader, above the law.

Perhaps for his next act Corey Lewandowski Kim hit someone, never mind he’s already done that.

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski leaves a hotel in New York in April 2018. “If they want to call Corey that’d be their biggest mistake,” said former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova. | Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

Who Is Justin Amash And Why Is He Willing To Go Against His Own Party? – NPR

As far as I can see Justin Amash is a patriot.

I love the backstory in this article from NPR. His parents are both immigrants from the Middle East. I guess Trump would call them Shit-hole adjacent countries, I call them countries.his work ethic is uncompromised. Even as a child he would not go out and play with his friends until he finished his homework. That ended up making him the valedictorian and he has excelled ever since. He’s very young to be in Congress, 39, compared to those old white men that permeate the Republican Party.

And now the Republican party is turning his back on him. But he is not flinching. I love this Twitter give and take what he had with Donald Trump jr.

From the NPR article by Dustin Dwyer

If there is anything that we can take away, that we did not know already, from the George Stephanopoulos interview with Trump is that Trump talks like a mob boss. And so it is not out of character for his son to act like a mob boss also. Although both would be terrible, seriously if anybody watched The Sopranos, Goodfellas are The Godfather movies you’ll know that Trump and his family would not make it very long. But I guess I’ll president has ambitions to be a mob boss. Not very reassuring?

I bring up Watergate a lot on my blog. I guess it thrust me into my love of politics at a very young age. I watched every single minutes of the Watergate hearings on the 13 inch GE PortaColor television that my parents gave me for my bar mitzvah. I had a summer job answering phones and I got my boss to let me watch the hearings on my television what’s on your piece in one year and answering the phones with the other.I would carry my TV back and forth everyday and trust me it wasn’t lite. At the beginning of the hearings there was no Republican support for impeaching vixen but as history now tells us by the end of the hearings take it. Maybe because make sense want a second term and there was no election could take him out of office.

I understand Justin Amash and his wish to have Trump impeached, if I could see this guy out of office tomorrow it would make me so happy. I would deal with a Mike Pence presidency or maybe not. One of those phrases that Trump uses on the media is enemy of the people. Honestly it’s the Republican party and Trump who are the enemy of the people. So even someone that he’s seemingly benign like Mike Pence trying to make himself look is actually deep down a radical bigot.

I think that the best way to Democrats can go is through impeachment inquiries but without actually losing in an impeachment fight. The inquiries will be chiseling away at Trump’s support and hopefully he’ll the weakend enough that by November 2020 he is defeated in a I landslide.

As far as Justin Amash is concerned, he can count on my donating to his re-election campaign. He’s not in my party but he’s the kind of leaders we need in our country.

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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., walks up the House steps of the Capitol for the final votes before the Memorial Day recess on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

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Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Trump’s mental health is now a “national and global emergency” – Salon

The old joke is “I’m not a doctor but I play one on TV”.

Honestly I think do any of us need to be doctors or psychiatrist to see how Disturbed the present occupant of the White House is? I think the 59% who disapprove of trump also understand that he’s mentally ill. Calling him a narcissist is too easy. It goes deeper than that let’s think about a few of the signs. He’s lies over 10,000 times in public since taking office. His weird obsession with his daughter. The way he treats everyone from his cabinet members to the White House staff.  He destroys relationships whether it’s with his wives or with anyone within his inner circle. This is the guy that has the nuclear codes.

In his interview with George Stephanopoulos he said that the world doesn’t work that way and he’s right the world should not work with a man like him as president of the United States. The Secretary of States is called him a moron. His Chief of Staff told people he was an idiot. And this is what we have as the man leading our country. this is a scary time for America and all those people on the America first bandwagon need to get a hold of themselves and see what they have put in the White House.

Car sales are at recession levels. And they are always the canary in the coal mine. Next we’re going to start seeing unemployment start goingng up but will it be in time for the country to get rid of this scourge, I hope so.

It’s courageous people in the medical establishment to come out and say the things that this doctor has said but it needs to be said. 

My friends who are Trump supporters brush all of these kind of things away because in essence they like the fact that has a very rich people he has lowered their taxes. At Whose expense? One of those friends I had a friend who needed help in Florida and he asked me if I could help. I told him no. He was surprised because he lives in California. I explained in Florida there is no income tax, sales taxes are lowbut as each to be said. It’s funny, my friends who are Trump supporters brush all of these kind of things away because and that sucks they like the fact that as a very rich people he has Lord there taxes. Had who’s expense? Want of those friends had a friend who needed help in Florida and he asked me if I could help. I told him no. He was surprised because he lives in California. I explained and floor. They’re is no tax on the state, sales taxes are low and where did you think the money was going to come from. He had no answer and that’s the problem with the Republican Party, they have no answers.

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Dr. Bandy Lee; Donald Trump (AP/Yale/Salon)

In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGA – NY Magazine

I’m sure you’ve heard the name of attorney Roy Cohn. He was a terrible terrible man who died a terrible death of AIDS still denying what he was. Course the man in the White House thinks that he wants one of these people at his side. Enter in the scene Attorney General Barr. He interviewed via a 19 page memo that he sent to the White House claiming that’s the president was basically an emperor or King and could Do no harm or wrong and was completely immune to all prosecution. Of course the current occupant of the White House saw this and jumped. We don’t have an Attorney General of the United States we have a standing who is actually the personal attorney of the occupants of the White House.

I hope that Attorney General Barris a student of History. Perhaps you should look at the early 1970s to see where his fatemay end up. You see, Richard Nixon, yes, that the president could Do no harm. John Mitchell and his wife Martha went to jail. John Mitchell went to jail for 22 months.

Honestly if you get a top criminal attorney you look more guilty then if you don’t in my mind and Trump is not only getting himself is on Roy Cohn but a guy that is sticking his tongue out at the justice system of our country. . A judge has set a deadline of May 31st for the justice department to unredact all the information about Michael Flynn and any of the documentation regarding Michael Flynn. The justice department ignored most of the judge’s order. That judge is not going to be happy. Judges in general are not going to be happy because States no. That’s the only way you’re going to uphold the law. We have a lawless Administration and it’s time that we as a people get rid of them either through impeachment or through new elections.

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Attorney General William Barr. Or Donald Trump’s Roy Cohn
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