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The emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits this. It even says princes of foreign countries in it. How much clearer can it be? Donald Trump Jr andnd his family is in violation of the Constitution of the United States and for that reason alone should be impeached.
the only reason we know anything about this is that Trump does not own the hotel but only runs it, and I understand very badly for investors. In a letter to these investors the general manager wrote jubilantly how although the Saudi Prince did not stay at the hotel the Entourage did and this gave them a boost of 13% in the first quarter, a quarter which has been in the last 3 years a losing quarter for this hotel.
It’s funny how politics can make you switch allegiances. Take me for example, when James Comey came out and did that thing in October reigniting the so-called email scandal I was furious at him. Now he’s telling people to vote democratic, am I supposed to like them now?
Michael Cohen, the thug that has had the moniker of Donald Trump’s fixer for the last 15 years he’s not one of my favorite people on the planet. Now he’s trying to save his skin. He’s painting himself as a family man one who cares about his children and wants to watch them grow up and not do so from a prison cell. Hey, I’m a human being I understand completely that sentiment. The problem is when you sell your soul to the devil, the Devil comes and get your soul when it’s time. Michael Cohen can claim to be this new person hell-bent on making sure Donald Trump gets his but in the grand scheme of things Michael corn deserves everything he is going to get.
We’ve all heard the story of Robin Hood. He robbed the rich and gave to the poor. We have a reverse Robin Hood in the white house. He robs the poor and gives to the rich. This is been clear and his tax plan and now trying to reorganize the way we help those who are less fortunate. It’s shameful and there’s a special place in hell for people like him and his administration.
The way they’re treating these young children coming for Asylum and putting them in cages in super cold former Walmart buildings. The Waltons paid a lot of money to get Trump into office and the rest of the Republican gang so I guess they’re reaping the benefits.
Luckily 45 is not King and he cannot make any of these changes without Congressional approval and nothing is going through Congress until after the elections in November so this is just more food for his weird the hungry base. And I say weirdly hungry because they are hungry, most of them are poor and these changes will hurt them but they think that for some reason they will be exempt. Were they exempt when he took away Obamacare? Where they given giant tax refunds? The base is being fooled and like any member of a cult they will just follow blindly.
Israel was a country that I had and have deep roots with.
My dad worked for the State of Israel for 18 years.
My paternal grandmother lived and is buried there.
The first fundraiser that I ever had chaired as an adult was for Israel.
Most of the family I have on Earth live there.
So, you can understand how difficult this post is for me to write.
Israel is run by an oligarch. Benjamin Netanyahu belongs in jail. He is a blight on the Jewish people. He has created a country in His image filled with people who are willing to skirt the law for their own benefit. A country willing to risk dealing with Patrick series just in case there is some money to be made. He is the Donald Trump of Israel. So this story about a company that does dirty tricks, a la Cambridge Analytica, is not surprising. If it had not happened I would have been surprised.
There is a group of American evangelicals and believes that Israel must be destroyed and I war with the Arab states in order for the Rapture to begin. This is superstitious mumbo jumbo but they truly believe this. Benjamin Netanyahu and his cohorts play into their hands and it disgusts me.
I have long held the belief that because of the way we are treating the Earth it has been trying to wash this off, burn us off, Shake us off, and now since everything we are doing to the Earth is being exacerbated by this Administration it’s trying to get rid of the White House.
I love the euphemisms that the White House uses when it wants to skirt an issue. Instead of saying that Ty Cobb had been fired they’re saying he’s retiring. The Republicans are mounting a weird defense for the president who is so embattled by what’s going on in the Russia investigation. They have a cult like attachment to this man because of fear from their base. A large majority of trump supporters believe that he has lied about his relationship with Stormy Daniels and they say they don’t care. If that’s not cut like I don’t know what it is?
Then of course they’re trying to impeach Rod Rosenstein trying to fire the special counsel and interesting Lee had refused to pledge not to use stolen or hacked materials in the 2018 midterms. The Democratic party has pledged not to use stolen or hacked emails or other materials.
I’ve said this before and I’m sorry to sound partisan, but the Republicans only win when they cheat.
Would someone please explain to me what in God’s name has happened to the grand old party? This is the party that stood for Law and Order and family values. Now it stands for Russian collusion and a complete disregard of the American fabric and quilt that makes up our great country. If you thought that citizens united would not have a major impact on our political system I guess we now know that it has. Money and its corrosive corruptive impact is now turning one of the great put a local parties of our country into a cowering and colluding force. Money talks and BS walks is the motto of the Republican party now.
There are so many analogies that can be used here. Whether it be the Scorpion riding on the back of a frog or the drowning man who pulls his Rescuer Down Under with him, 45 is pulling the Republican Party under with him and I believe that this is going to have repercussions on this party for Generations. This is unlike what happened in Watergate because in Watergate it was one man who was corrupt. Now we have not only the president’s but his whole party becoming part of this conspiracy. I am not and have never been a conspiracy theorist but why is Russia never spoken about in this White House?
Yesterday, amidst all The Barrage of information that comes out from this White House one little piece went unnoticed by the General Public. 45 has decided that 500 members of Congress and his signature means nothing because he announced that he will not be pursuing the sanctions that Congress has put upon the Russians for what they did to our elections in 2016. So when you hear no collusion no collusion no collusion coming out of 45 mouth know deep down in your heart he is a liar.
The Republican party has taken an unending March into moral depravity. When you hear evengelical leaders defend a sitting president having an affair with a pornstar by saying we don’t have a perfect president you know there’s something wrong with their values. What happened to the party of moral values? I can give you one main answer, Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell has been the architect of so many underhanded deals including stonewalling President Obama and his nominee to be a Supreme Court Justice. Changing the rules of the Senate at his whim. And yes, the Democratic party has not been there to defend us as well as they should. I know the Democrats love to say when they go low we go high but at this point I wonder whether or not we are being too nice.
I hope that the Republicans in the country will understand that this is a terrible path for our country. They are ignoring an attack by the Russians on our electoral system for their own political gain. This idea of fake news is disgusting to me. Attacking our judicial system and the agencies that protect us like the FBI and the justice department is intolerable. We must say enough is enough.
The GOP is fond of saying that this dossier was commissioned by the Hillary Clinton campaign. What they always fail to say was that it was first commissioned by a republican running against Donald Trump.
They refuse to let the transcripts of several witness interviews be released to the public including those of Donald Trump jr. The problem is that they have no basis for not allowing this to be released. In Watergate there was a separation of the powers that made it difficult to get papers released because they were asking for documentation from the executive branch and the legislative branch does not have power to do so as easily as it does to ask for its own documents. Once again the GOP is trying to hide the truth about the Russian collusion with the Trump campaign and the cover-up and obstruction of justice. Let’s not forget this happened during to transition and Mike Pence was in charge during the transition. So this does not stop with Donald Trump it goes throughout his campaign and White House.
Let me preface by saying I am not a gambler. But if I were I would be playing poker with Donald Trump. Each time he was about to put out one of those outrageous lies he snorted. His demeanor during the town hall was that of a man who doesn’t understand personal space. He stood behind Hillary Clinton while she was answering questions. I must assume that he did this so that the dreaded split screen did not catch his weird grimaces. He did not apologize for what he did. I’m 62 years old and there for 8 years younger than Donald Trump. Yes I have done things I am ashamed of but you know what I don’t do them anymore. I haven’t done them in years but he seems to think that this is just merely locker-room banter. No talking about violating a woman’s body is not locker room banter. Violating a woman’s body is a crime. But as far as I’m concerned he lost the debate when he said that if he became president he would put Hillary Clinton in jail. In jail for what? Not noticing that there were tiny little Cee’s on three documents that would normally have a have a giant confidential across them? Nota de Donald Trump proved that he’s not presidential material and that he will never be presidential material. On the other hand Hillary tried very hard to put out policy and policy that had some sort of attachment to reality. Whenever Donald Trump about about what he called policy I believe that’s my policy From Another Dimension because it had no chance I’m working. It was difficult watching this debate and mostly because I felt sorry for Hillary Clinton having to be on stage with that man. What I worry most about is that when he loses the election he will not act like Mitt Romney and disappear and I worry that he will be a thorn and all of our sides for many years to come.