CIA’s top lawyer made ‘criminal referral’ on whistleblower’s complaint about Trump conduct – NBC News

I think we’re going to hear a lot about John Mitchell. He was the attorney general for Richard Nixon and I think that William Barr is taking a lot of pages from Mitchell’s handbook. The problem with taking pages from his hand book is that it led John Mitchell directly to jail, then stop at go and did not have a get-out-of-jail card.

When the CIA Inspector General puts in the hands of the justice department a criminal referral and it’s put in somebody’s top drawer and locked that’s against the law. There needs to be an investigation, the justice department must at least look at it to see whether or not there are any valid reasons to pursue it. We know how this attorney general works and he works only for president Trump.

Maybe it’s my political bias but I remember Watergate a lot more than I remember President Clinton’s impeachment. Well, first well Watergate was going on I was in college and had time to follow it very closely whereas during the Clinton impeachment I had a full-time job and also ran one of the largest AIDS fundraisers in the country. My time was very much like my own. And perhaps that’s why I always refer back to Watergate has my template on how a president should not behave. That being said, what’s the current occupant of the White House is doing is outside anyone’s norms or or anyone’s experience with other presidents. Sure we’ve had corrupt presidents but this is corruption on a scale that has never been seen before. Our founding fathers, that the GOP seems so so in love with, had put in closet in our constitution specifically to make sure that foreign forces don’t have control over the president of the United States. They were worried that after the British lost in the Revolutionary War that the country would be divided into two parties, the English party and the French party. It didn’t work out like that. Our founding fathers did not want political parties but I think they should have thought a little bit more, it’s a human nature. It’s kind of like Lenin never considering that human greed would be the death of communism.

You know, this president has been yelling at the top of his lungs for the Democrats to grow a backbone. Well their backbone is fully formed and they are going after him and going for the jugular.

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Trump Is Dangerously Unstable—and It’s Almost Too Late for an Impeachment – Newsweek

The past couple of weeks have been I think the most disturbing ones of the current administration. Between Sharpie gate and the firing of John Bolton or as the president likes a column Michael Bolton, or the fact that the Trump administration stifled the FBI investigating Brett Kavanaugh this all adds up to a breakdown of government. Today Corey Lewandowski thumbed his nose at the house judiciary committee. It’s getting old to play the what if Obama did game. I was just talking to one of my best friends John and we were half laughing about the fact that Sean Spicer appeared in the same outfit that Rick Perry did on Dancing with the Stars. I asked them how come there have been no former Obama administration officials on Dancing with the Stars and he correctly said they don’t need to be rehabilitated in the eyes of the public. I guess if you dance like a fool on Dancing with the Stars you get to become the person in charge of our nuclear Arsenal.

For a man who doesn’t pay his attorneys Trump sure has a bunch of good ones right now. They have done everything possible to Stonewall investigation from Congress. I am tired of hearing pundits on television complaining about the Democrats and how slow they’ve been on the impeachment front. I know time has lost its meaning chewing this Trump era but let’s not forget that the Democrats have had control of the house only 8 months ! You listen to these people and makes it sound that the Democrats have been around with the subpoena power forever. 9 months ago the head of judiciary committee wasn’t Republican and the head of the intelligence committee who is now suing a fictitious cow, Devin Nunez was the head of the intelligence committee. Let’s not forget that time seems to have lost its way during the Trump era.

Yes he’s dangerous and yes I think the American people know it and I truly believe that they will come out and vote I’m out of office. Whether or not he leaves office it’s something and I fear keeps me up at night, he seems to have the military in his back pocket like most dictators and how he has the justice department and the judges and slowly like a creeping virus he’s been able to embed himself, with the help of Moscow Mitch, into the fabric of our government in a way no other president has been able to do.

I fear for our democracy.

I fear for our country.

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for the full opinion piece by Robert Reich on Newsweek please click here

White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release – New York Times

Yes, I am a partisan Democrat and very proud of that. When my dad came to this country he saw which side was good and talk me the same.

Republicans win because they cheat. Democrats lose because they’re good at it.

I have watched a litany of amazing people who ran for president and did not win because Republicans cheat

Let’s start with Nixon, Hubert Humphrey was the vice president under Lyndon Baines Johnson and would have been a wonderful president of the United States but Nixon had to cheat it’s called Watergate.

George McGovern who ran in 1972 and who received my first vote in a presidential election. He ran against Nixon cheats.

After the Fall From Grace that Nixon suffered Gerald Ford immediately pardon him when he became president. A move I’m sure that Mike Pence would emulate in a second if he got to be president. Jimmy Carter 1 in 1976 when the United States needed a change from all of this cheating.

But never fear Ronald Reagan came to the scene and went and negotiated behind Jimmy Carter’s back to release the Iranian hostages. he made Jimmy Carter look weak and one of the best presidents we ever had lost in his re-election bid. You all know Jimmy Carter has one of the most amazing ex-presidents who even had his current age is building homes for the needy.

Al Gore won the election against George W Bush, but the Republicans cheat and because of the mess that the State of Florida is we got the wrong man to be president and we got to Wars that we still are in because of that. Think about what an Al Gore presidency would have done for our planet, instead of making videos he would have been able to actually make policy that would have reversed climate change in time for all of what’s happening right now not to have happened.

In 2004 John Kerry a military hero was Swift boated by the cheating Republicans and made to look like a deserter. This is coming from a president who had never done anything except to avoid military service. George W Bush came from a family of military service but he had nothing to do with it.

They try to cheat against President Obama but he was good and he had moderately honorable opponents.

Which takes us to present day and the cheater in Chief who currently occupies the White House. He colluded with Russians, wikileak, and anyone else he could get to cheat himself into the White House.

so it’s not surprising that tomorrow when the Mueller report comes out they would have already cheated. They are going to try to eclipse the Mueller Report with news coverage of their own but the American people are smarter than that and I think they’re going to see through it.

Always remember Republicans win because they cheat.

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for full coverage from The New York Times please click here

Attorney General William Barr should be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life because he can look at history books and see. Attorney General Mitchell went to jail for what he did for Nixon during Watergate. May William Barr suffer the same fate.

Justice Department’s findings a ‘complete and total exoneration,’ Trump responds – NBC News

It’s funny how Trump who was the fake news guy all of a sudden when the news is in his favor he embraces it.

Let’s get some things clear here.

Robert Mueller is a Republican

Rod Rosenstein is a Republican

Attorney general Barr is a Republican

They are all partisans

did you really think we’re going to get a clean report from Robert Mueller a Republican?

I’m so tired of hearing that he’s a boy scout. The boy scouts don’t allow gays in their midst. I don’t want to be a boy scout.

The resistance job this next 18 months is to make sure that we register everyone to vote and we make sure they have the right to vote and don’t have voter suppression in their area. That is our job we need to make sure that this man does not get reelected.

AVB

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Look at the cabal of Republican partisans scurrying around Trump telling him all the things he wants to hear so sad

This was the desert at Trump’s dinner at Mar-A-Lago last night, Lincoln is now doing a spin cycle in his grave