Tillerson: Netanyahu, Israelis ‘played’ Trump – POLITICO

We should have voted in Tony Schwartz as our president in 2016. He actually wrote The art of the deal. The guy we have in office right now doesn’t know how to do a good deal if it hit him in the face. So when former Secretary of State tillerson says that Israel and especially the corrupt Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu played Trump that is as unsurprising as anything one has heard in the last three years.

This is the most corrupt and inept president we’ve ever had in this country. He insists on running the country as if the 38% that voted for him are the only people who live here. He has stepped over every boundary that was set up by our founding fathers. They never ever thought that the American people would be so stupid as to elect a man like Trump. But we did.

On a similar subject that is big news right now it was really unsurprising that Trump did not deny making a phone call to a foreign leader and subsequently making up a promise that alarmed a whistleblower. He just said that he knew that people would be listening but never denied it. we watch him on television during his rallies and his brain, the brain of a stable genius, wanders more than anything I’ve ever seen can a human brain. He can’t stay on one subject for any length of time. it’s almost like there is a laser pointer and he’s a cat.

Do United States of America and its population has one remedy and that’s in 20/20. We have 400 days to pick someone to run against them and hope that the foreign powers that this man has cozied up to don’t interfere and how we elect our president. I am in no way confident of this outcome. He has made it clear that he would happily accept help for his re-election from Russia. his people are blackmailing Ukraine into trying to get information on potential Democratic rivals. The corruption of this man, the corruption in plain sight, is nauseating, depressing and disheartening.

On a side note, Tillerson and Exxon Mobil are responsible for this climate crisis. 10 billion birds have been in North America in The last 5 ears, our planet is crushing in on itself.

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Trump’s Use of Pentagon Money for Border Wall Threatens Defense – Bloomberg

I am a firm believer in a non-dystopian future. Maybe that’s because I was raised on the likes of Star Trek. My parents always had a glass-half-full attitude about life and the future. I inherited that and for that I cannot be any more grateful to them. I say this because I am of the belief that sometime, and not too distant future, maybe 5 to 10 years from now, we will find out why Trump, and the Republican party fail under the grips of the Russians. On paper it makes absolutely no sense. Well Trump is a grifter so he’ll follow the money but the GOP? They have abandoned America first for this strange mish-mosh of fake nationalism coupled with oligarch threads running through them. Case in point they give a giant tax cut to the rich and leave the poor in our nation wanting for even more. Cutting back food stamps is there first step in cutting back on the deficit that they grew because of the tax cut to the rich. They will go after Medicare, medical or Medicaid depending on where you are and of course the Affordable Care act. Why does a party that is in theory voted in by people so anti people? I think the answer to that conundrum will come.

watching Trump divert billions of dollars from our military including construction at West Point, training AR military on use of advanced missile technology, Building bases throughout the world so that we can maintain a balance against Russia and China all seems to be the opposite of what the Republicans used to stand for and yet here we are.

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A clear and present danger to the defense budget.

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Wyden Slams Republican FEC Commissioners for Blocking Probe of NRA, Possible Campaign Finance Violations – Newsweek

I hope alarm bells are going off all over the country and ringing loudly in Washington. Our democracy is being attacked and the present administration is walking mean it. They understand that they’re cozying up to dictators means that dictators want Trump to stay in office. This is not a conspiracy theory at all, this is being done in plain sight by Trump. His love affair with Putin, Kim jong-un and even the leader of China Ximakes these people want him to remain in office. What better way to keep him in office but to rig the election.

I watched last night the Democratic chairman of the Federal election commission almost apoplectic almost be apoplectic regarding the fact that her fellow commissioners of the Republican persuasion refuse to look into anything that has to do with Russia and election interference. This is only inviting more interference by every single dictatorship that Trump has weirdly embraced. I think that if you see him getting close to start dealing with Iran it’s because he knows Iran has the ability to rig our elections as well and he doesn’t want any of the players who will attack our democracy in 2020 not be on his side. There should be no his side there should only be the site of America, the United States of America.

There should be no his side there should only be the site of America, the United States of America.

If this is #MAGA2020 I want nothing to do with it.

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Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization, speaks on October 8, 2013 during a press conference in Moscow.

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Devin Nunes’ hometown paper reveals an embarrassing truth about the Trump apologist – Salon.com

Poor Devin Nunez, he is truly a milk dud. A congressman who was lampooned buy a fictional cow on Twitter and then decided that he would sue the aforementioned fictional cow for slander. He’s always told his constituents that he was a dairy Farmer but it turns out he doesn’t have a dairy Farm, oh poor Devin Nunes.

He’s truly the altar boy in the Church of Donald Trump. Running back and forth to the White House giving him updates on what the house intelligence committee was doing before the Democrats took over. I’m sure he’s still doing it but unfortunately for him he has no more power. I think that we’re going to see him out of office in the next cycle. He will either not run again or will be challenged in such a way that his loyal constituents will not want to vote for him.

He is a disgrace, especially considering that he used to be an anti Russia hawk. Now he says that the Russia investigation is a witch Hunt. California deserves better than Devin Nunes as a congressman and California will get a better congressperson.

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Devin Nunes (Getty/Win McNamee)

Remarks by President Trump at Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 – The White House {and how he lied about something that makes him look so small}

This is the first time I’ve ever posted anything from the Trump White House. I am posting it because this is a White House that puts out lies on a daily basis. Some of them are big and some of them are so small that they point out what a tiny man tRUMP is.

this is a speech that most people have heard about if they’ve heard about it because of the mistakein the presidential seal that Trump spoke in front of for an hour and 15 minutes. Some idiot who is now fired was lazy and found the seal online on a website that mocks Trump by selling T-shirts. Briefly the seal hadreplaced the eagle with the double headed hawk from the Russian federation flag. It had replaced the 13 Spears in its talons withgolf clubs that the designer said were specifically tiny to fit into tiny hands that the president has. The other talent was filled with cash replacing olive branches and of course the one that everybody knows is the e pluribus Unum 1 was replaced by the Spanish words he is a puppet.

Now that we’ve had our laughhere Comes what’s really serious wrong with this presidency. during the course of the speech he talked about going to the military academy for the graduation hand he said that he decided to shake every hands, was descriptive in thefact that he said it was very hot and there were Eleven hundred people that he should hands with. He said that he askedif out of the presidents did the same and was told that most of them only stay for 15 minutes and go away. That’s an outright lie. President Obama and President George w bush all went to every military academy graduation because they are the commander-in-chief and shook hands with every single graduate. Why the base those who were in the office before you to make yourself look bigger I guess that’s because you’re very very small.

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to read the outright lies from the president in his own press release from the White House please click here

McConnell blocks two election security bills – TheHill

This is not breaking news in anyway.

Everyone already knows that Mitch McConnell has done this but what is more irksome to me is the reason he’s used for blocking this. Despite hearing from Robert Mueller yesterday in front of two house committees, Robert Mueller a lifelong Republican, saying that Russia is continuing its assault our election systems. Despite a bipartisan Senate intelligence report saying that Russia Target election systems in all 50 states and actually was able to go and change voter rolls into jurisdictions, after all this Mitch McConnell has the gall to say that this is just a democratic push to rig an election.

Yesterday I heard several members of the Senate judiciary committee claiming that Russia actually meddled in the election to help Hillary Clinton win the election!Why not go on Prime aphasia evidence here. Russia paid Facebook in Russian currency to run ads against Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. That’s a weird way that Russia is trying to get her to win.

No, Mitch McConnell you want to rig the election. You want it to be up in the air whether or not Russia is interfering in the election for our next president. You wanted up in the air because if there’s a recount and you know there may be there were even recounts in 2018 that lasted for months, Mitch McConnell and his Republican cohorts are going to use this as an excuse to invalidate the election results and throw our country into turmoil. These people are not Patriots as far as I’m concerned they are on the verge of being traitors.

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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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Data shows Trump is right, fewer people like his tweets now, because he’s unhinged — Quartz

I have blocked Trump on Twitter. I don’t need to see his unhinged rantings. we have enough stress in our lives without having to deal with this man. If I need to send a message to him I use the @POTUS address which I hope he will lose on January 21st 2021.

Block clean up on Twitter is making everyone lose followers. They weren’t really people and it seems that this egotistical Maniac in the White House believes that he is light because Russian bots are following him. Twitter is removing these bots and slowly but surely his numbers are dwindling. plus I think that this quote from the article from quarts makes the point best:

Perhaps if this man wasn’t a raving lunatic he would keep his Twitter followers. But honestly if any other president had openly talked about the fact that he’s losing Twitter followers we were all laughing at him or her. I have yet to hear a single member of the democratic party running for president talk about their Twitter followers.

Small hands syndrome anyone?

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‘They started this too late’: Trump officials and allies anxious about July 4 fest – POLITICO

If there’s one thing one can say about this administration is that it is the administration whose dog ate the homework. There’s always an excuse for everything they do wrong. It’s always someone else’s fault. now they’re saying they did not start this early enough to get a crowd, hello, we’ve been hearing about this since last July 14th when he attended the Bastille day celebrations in Paris.

This is a partisan event and should be paid for in full bye the Trump campaign and order national Republican committee. Let’s throw the fireworks in for free since they would have happened anyway. but everything else is a trump campaign event. Honestly do you think the man who has the willpower of a cockroach will be able to resist going on and on about his accomplishments as the worst president we’ve ever had? his campaign should pay for the road repairs because of the tanks coming in and destroying the roads. He claims that it’s just fuel we own the planes no mr. President we don’t own the planes the people of the United States own the planes and they don’t want this. we are not Russia, North Korea or some other country that has to show off their tiny penis size by some military event. We are the largest military by far on the planet Earth and it seems like an unnecessary event to show off our military.

VIP tickets are being distributed only to Republican donors, how come Democrats donors when I getting any? Again it’s a campaign event!! Even members of Congress of the democratic persuasion have not received any. It’s a campaign event, it’s a campaign eventand the Republican party needs to pay for all of this.

Our dictator lite will now have to explain the tiny crowd size just like you have to explain his tiny hands.

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This is not the 4th of July in America, this is May day in Russia.Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles are parked nearby the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” event. An informal survey of more than a half dozen Trump donors and allies showed that none plan to attend. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

NRA Subpoenas Oliver North, Its Ex-President – The Daily Beast

This is what an organization and its death throws looks like. The NRA is money while they are losing membership. they went from gun safety organization in the 60s to a right-wing Russian loving organization in the Trump era.

Oliver North is well known to those who remember the Iran-Contra affair. He lied to Congress and he’s not somebody that I have any respect for other than the fact he served our country in the military.

The day I hear the NRA is snuffed out of existence will be a very happy day not only  for the United  Statesbut for the rest of the world as we are the arms merchants to the world and that’s very much thanks to the NRA. I’ve been watching a lot of shows based out of Australia and their one take away is that whenever they find illegal guns guess where they come from? The United States. Is that truly who we want to be?

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