Senate GOP to Trump: You’re Not Helping Yourself By Attacking Us – The Daily Beast

This dumpster fire also known as the Trump administration is moving quickly to curtail our rights as Americans. So-called attorney general Barr is following lockstep in the playbook of every despotic ruler in world history. Attacked the government from within. Make the populist not trust different branches of government and different departments depending on their political ideology. Make the Republican Trump supporters hate the FBI and CIA Battle of the Department of Justice. Make the 60% of the American people that did not vote for Trump mistrust the Department of Justice. This can lead nowhere but too bad.

So the Republicans in the Senate started to be annoyed at the Trump administration. Syria lit the fire and then mulvany went out and committed an even worse offense by admitting that Trump blackmailed Ukraine for dirt on his political opponents. Even Lindsey Graham started to show cracks in the support of trump. Let us not forget that the house will indict the president through impeachment but the Senate will sit as judge and jury. Cornered animals, especially those who are wounded are most dangerous and that is exactly what the Trump administration is right now A dangerous and wounded animal but not even close to being dead. I worry for our country during the next few months and I hope that we will indeed have an election in November of 2020 and one that the current occupant of the White House will respect.

Right now I have my doubts.

I worry for our country during the next few months and I hope that we will indeed have an election in November of 2020 and one that the current occupant of the White House will respect.

Right now I have my doubts.

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Sondland Throws Trump Under the Bus – The Daily Beast

Here is how the White House wants this to go down. First to put up a smoke screen bye causing turkey to go into Syria and attacked the Kurds. agree with turkey that there will be a ceasefire when the president of the United States request it. Have the acting white house chief of staff have a press conference when the most damaging of all the testimony against Trump is going to happen. Announce the outrageous decision to put the next G7 meeting at Doral, up from property. Then in that same press conference have mulvaney say that the people who are coming out to criticize the president in the impeachment inquiry are all partisan hacks. Then immediately after that have Pence an ounce of bogus ceasefire with turkey.

first the EU ambassador who testified today and threw Trump under the bus is not a partisan hack he was appointed by Trump and is a trump donor.

The ceasefire announced today is not worth the paper it’s written on. These fictitious borders that have been set up to divide up the Kurdish Homeland will never ever hold the test of time. This makes the British partition of the Middle East seem like a well-thought-out exercise.

By the way Mick mulvaney had a slip of the tongue when he said that Mar-A-Lago was also on the list to hold the summit. He was so pompous that Podium and showed contempt for the press and the intelligence of the American people. He committed crimes for this president and admitting to the crimes in public does not make you innocent. He said that the transcript was proof that there was no cover-up but there is two-thirds of that transcript missing. he refused to talk about the fact that they move things to the super secret servers that are never used for those purposes. The political hack here is Mick Mulvaney.

One more thing mr. President. If you’re going to hire or appoint political hacks remember that all they care about is the skin on their backs and they will throw you under the bus each time. Everyone said that the EU ambassador was not evil but he was so ill-prepared and unaware of world affairs that he was dangerous. That’s the perfect metaphor for this White House although I do consider them evil.

At the end of the day the impeachment inquiry is moving quite well and Trump is going to be impeached by Thanksgiving. I’m sure the poll numbers are scaring the White House to death. And that’s a good place to have them.

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Chuck Todd’s Biden-Ukraine Take Shows Press Learned Nothing From Trump 2016 – Esquire

It’s rare that a national news anchor quivers or shows emotion in his or her voice when on the air. The time that I remembered the best was when Matt Lauer first realize what was happening on September 11th hand how his voice changed. I was living in France at the time but when Walter Cronkite announced the death of President Kennedy you got the same emotion in the voice. Today was one of those days. Chuck Todd sounded alarmed. Look, I have not been one of his biggest fans of late but he did his job today.

Yesterday at the end of my last blog post I jokingly asked China to find the 20 minutes of missing transcript from the phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine. Who you that Trump would ask China today, right in front of everyone to hear, 4 dirt on Joe Biden. I guess the no collusion no collusion while truck is out the window and now they’re going for the no quid pro quo. He’s colluding in plain sight.

Turns out this is a republican thing. Nixon contacted the North Vietnamese, the country we were at war with before the 1968 election and told them that if they stopped negotiating with President Johnson he would give them a better deal when he became president. At the same time the Soviet Union approached Hubert Humphrey who ran against Nixon in 1968 but Humphrey, a Democrat, went right to the FBI the way you’re supposed to act when a foreign country tries to get you to collude with them.

more cracks in the armor are appearing today. Judge Napolitano stood outside of Fox News and went through all the reasons why what Trump has done is not only impeachable but he should be removed from office, that’s on Fox News!

I had to go back to my Netflix pablum of shows because I can’t at this point watch too much of this stuff without it’s affecting me. My poor cats gets scared when I start screaming at the television like a mad men. but when you see the president of the United States betraying everything that you truly believe in it’s hard.

At the end of the day, I believe that Trump and his cohorts are Miss judging the American electorate. His use of profanity has to have an effect on moms who don’t want their kids growing up with a foul mouth. we all use profanity but he’s the president of the United States and has to be held to a higher standard. Young people are going to go out and vote this time because I really believe that they see an earth falling apart around them and they are angry at my generation and those that came before them for ruining the planet. I have hope as we all must have because without hope there’s no point and waking up the next morning.

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7 national security Democrats: If true, Trump’s actions are impeachable – The Washington Post

I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of meeting a lot of these freshmen Democrats when they were running for office here in Los Angeles. These are people who have served our country either in the military or in the intelligence community. they are putting their job on the line because these are the first Democrats to have been elected in red Orange county.

These are patriots because this President is now breaking the law in plain sight. The chain of events leading up to this phone call show his uberous. The day after Robert Mueller testified in front of Congress Trump went and called the Ukrainian president and told him that he needed information on Joe Biden or he was withholding funds that have been allocated to the ukrainians by Congress.look as far as Trump was concerned he was killing two birds with one stone. He was cutting off page to a threat posed by Ukraine to theRussian federation and intern Putin and he was trying to get information on Joe Biden his number one rival.

He says that this was okay for him to do because vitamin is in the political sphere. And yet this is the same man who they will not give us his tax returns and has said that if there are investigations of his children that that would be crossing a line in the sand. So he’s okay with doing it to other people just not to himself. This has been such a corrupt White House that it’s almost impossible to phantom one that’s normal again.

Now it’s your turn to do your patriotic duty and call your member of Congress and tell them it’s time 4 the impeachment of this President. This is how you get in touch with them:

Clerk of the House maintains addresses and phone numbers of all House members and Committees, or you may call (202) 224-3121 for the U.S. House switchboard operator.

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The president’s henchman, Rudy Giuliani, spreading lies on Fox News.

Hillary Clinton’s Zombie Impeachment Memo That Could Help Fell Trump – POLITICO Magazine

You know how they say you don’t forget important moments in your life, well I vividly remember that November morning in 2016 when I realized that Donald Trump was going to be in the white house. I was crushed. I have been crushed for almost three years now. All of my fears about this man have come true and some of them I could have never imagined. The never-ending barrage of scandals coming out of this White House it’s nauseating.

Perhaps Hillary Clinton will have the last word after all. She wrote 45 years ago when she wasn’t Hillary Clinton a memo that has become the blueprint on whether or not Congress has grounds for impeachment. It was used and Watergate then again against her husband in 1998. And now perhaps the impeachment gods will have their last laugh. Many people say that it’s a little late for Congress to impeach him but the Republicans started impeaching Bill Clinton in 1998 and it did not end until late 1999. I remembered that. Hand, honestly, it was ugly. But in this case, with Trump, it’s not about having an affair with an intern it’s about so much more. Weather his allegiance to Putin or his love of white supremacist or just his love of money and trying to make the most of it while in the White House. He is violating the Constitution domestic emoluments clause which says that the president cannot make money from his office. He gets his salary and nothing else not even gifts that come from dignitaries that are worth more than $50. Nothing but we know that he has been using his office to try to bolster his failing properties. Doral used to be a beautiful place but industry has surrounded it and its proximity to Miami International Airport makes it a nightmare to stay there. My mom and dad are buried in the cemetery that’s just outside of Doral country Club. And now he wants to make world leaders pay him to stay at his property.

I hope Hillary Clinton has the last laugh, and the majority of American people can finally take a breath.

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Tucker Carlson: John Bolton Is a ‘Man of the Left’ and One of Trump Admin’s ‘Most Progressive People’ – The Daily Beast

If you haven’t read George Orwell’s 1984 don’t bother, you’re living it. Tucker Carlson’s orwellian rewriting of John Bolton’s resume is rather remarkable even for Fox News. He completely failed to mention in his diatribe that John Bolton was a Fox News contributor until he was appointed as the national security advisor buy tweet by of course Trump. We run a government by tweet, I don’t even think George Orwell could I have imagined that. Turns out that Trump missed General McMaster who John Bolton replaced. Trump is a strange man. He falls in love with North Korean dictator’s, misses people who he fires and doesn’t seem to be able to fire anyone in person, weird especially when you consider that was his catchphrase on NBC’s The Apprentice.

Saying that John Bolton was a left-wing Progressive is like saying that Vladimir Putin is a champion of human Rights and democracy. John Bolton was not a good un ambassador and he is certainly not a good national security advisor but what I’m worried about is who is going to replace him. This White House does not seem to replace bad people with better ones they just seem to go down to the bottom of the barrel and find whomever will be willing to become part of this menagerie that we laughingly call our government.

Fox News needs to drug test Tucker Carlson.

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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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WATERGATE’S JOHN DEAN MOCKS DONALD TRUMP OVER MUELLER REPORT: ‘WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU READ 400 PAGES PLUS OF ANYTHING’ – Newsweek

Although Michael Cohen has never had a job in the white house because of the weird nature of trumps businesses he is as close to John Dean of Watergate as we can come to today.

John Dean is absolutely correct in his assessment of the current occupant of the White House’s ability to read books or anything for that matter. He seems to have a problem with even a teleprompter. So to think that he would read 400 pages of what must be for the most part of very dry document, I don’t think so.

Trump now claims that he could read the report anytime he wanted to because he’s President. That may be true but it’s 400 pages!honestly I think the four pages of Pulp fiction that attorney general Barr put out 3 weeks ago is even too long for this President. He would need the cliff notes of the bar four-page memo and even at that I don’t think he’d have the attention span to read it all.

It’s amazing now that Barr has told him what is in the report, Trump no longer thinks we should see it. I think that may be a bit suspicious and I’m not alone. He didn’t get a single bump up in the polls after his fake Victory lap that he did prior to us finding out more about the Mueller report. I don’t know when it will come out but it will come out before the election. Trump thinks he has an ace in the Supreme Court. He did not appoint chief justice Roberts who does not want to make the Supreme Court a political tool of the executive branch. So I think that chief justice Roberts is going to do the right thing. If he votes with the for liberals then we will see the report and I truly believe that Congress is going to expedite this all the way up to the Supreme Court as quickly as possible. It’s important for the American people to find out everything there is to know about the shenanigans during the 2016 election so they can make an informed decision in 2020.

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John Dean, former White House counsel to President Nixon, speaks during a hearing on the nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Hart Senate Office Building on September 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Dean mocked Donald Trump in a tweet on Saturday, asking when was the last time the president read anything near 400 pages long.
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Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed as Michael Cohen’s mystery client – NBC News

After all of the news about what Michael Cohen has done for his other two clients I have to wonder what Sean Hannity has had to pay 4 Michael Kong to fix. Michael Cohen is a fixer and not an attorney in the way that you and I think of an attorney. It’s more like an attorney in The Godfather. He threatens people and he does underhanded deals that hide information from the public. Case in point all of the non-disclosure agreements with people who have had relationships with the current occupant of the White House. Or the RNC Finance chair who had to have an abortion with a young lady he had sexual relations with. This is the classic Family Values party that the Republicans have been counting all these years. Affairs with pornstars and Playboy bunnies and abortions left and right.

Sean Hannity is not a reporter. Sean Hannity is a pundit who’s relationship with the truth what’s only when it’s convenient for him. But Fox News sells him as a reporter and let’s be honest here he is in the back pocket of the present occupant of the White House and as such should not be making news programming.

What has Sean Hannity paid Michael corn to hide? Affairs with Playboy bunnies or Pawn Stars? Abortions? This is the family values Republican Party of 2018 and they should be ashamed of themselves.

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