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Jimmy Carter Clearly States That Trump Is an 'Illegitimate President" and Was Put in Power by Russians

Updated on June 29, 2019
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The author is a keen political observer and commentator who has a ringside seat to the turbulent years of the present political scenario

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was the president of the United States from the period 1976 to 80. This was not a very happy period in American history. During this period the Iranian government seized more than a hundred personnel, many with diplomatic immunity from the American embassy and held them hostage for over a year. The Americans were helpless and the hostages were only released after the Americans paid a hefty sum of money to the Iranian government.. This was also the period when an aborted attempt to rescue the hostages was made with the approval of President Carter but the effort crashed in the deserts of Iran. This attempt alerted Iran which shifted the embassy personnel to a number of undisclosed spots.

America became the enemy of Iran because of its unstinted support to the Shah Reza Pahlavi who played the American game and ruled with an iron hand. It must be said that the shah was a progressive leader but his policies earned the wrath of the Mulsim clergy. It was Carter's bad luck that he was president at this critical time and ended up as a one-term president.

Carter's opinion

Jimmy Carter has now come out with his opinion on the victory of Donald Trump. He is 95 years old but still mentally sharp and after retirement has been doing a lot of humanitarian work for which he won the Nobel prize in 1992.

The former president was speaking at a function of the Carter Foundation. To a question regarding the legitimacy of Trump as the President of the United States, he replied that Trump was an "illegitimate president" and was put in office by the Russians. This has been reported by CBS news

Readers will recollect that Trump did not win the popular vote. He had about two million votes less than the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton but due to to the peculiar structure of the electoral college Donald Trump who recently ordered and then canceled an air strike on Iran sailed into the White House. At that time there were many opponents of Trump who voiced an opinion that everything was not normal and perhaps Russia had a hand in getting Trump elected. Whatever the truth the fact remains that the elections generated a lot of controversy regarding, "the Russian connection."

Jimmy Carter during his address at the foundation has said that the intelligence agencies were in the know that the Russians interfered with the election process by a massive cyber operation of conceit and deception. Trump later discredited the opinion of the intelligence agencies. Congress appointed a special counsel to head an investigation.

Russian interference

The special counsel appointed to investigate the Russian interference in the elections Meuller has not come up with any concrete findings against Trump. Yes, of course, he has made some vague remarks which are open to interpretation but there is no specific finding that the president was put in office by the Russians. Meuller is now history and Trump is now coming towards the end of his first tenure as well. Jimmy Carter is a well respected retired president though he had a nondescript tenure as US President. In 1980 he was defeated by Ronald Regan and was president for one term only.

Time has reported that the ex-president made the comments during a discussion on human rights at a resort in Leesburg, Virginia. He described the victory of Trump as due to Russian influence. Trump is attending the G20 meeting in Osaka and will not be happy at this observation of ex-President Carter. Much water has flown down the river since then and as things stand despite some people raking up the Russian connection the matter has almost died. Trump will most likely be nominated by the GOP for the 2020 election and the Democrats will have a tough time in trying to counter him.

This allegation by Jimmy Carter has once again brought the "Russian connection" into focus. People cannot just brush aside the comments and opinion of the former president as he is not a maverick but a man with full command of his senses.

Last word

Russian interference is not conclusively proved but Jimmy Carter who is a forthright man has given his opinion and it is left to individuals to really judge whether what he alleges is true or not. Carter in his interaction with reporters did not offer any proof of his opinion of Trump or the Russian interference.

So far no conclusive evidence of the collusion of Donald Trump with Russia has emerged. There is no doubt that Putin and Russian leadership were happy that Trump won. One wonders why they were happy but after Trump became president, he has done precious little to undo the damage done by President Obama as far as sanctions and other strictures on Russia are concerned.

Trump is now approaching his second term and an election is on the way in 2020. There is no doubt that Trump will be the GOP nominee. It will have to be seen if the words of Jimmy Carter have any effect on the Political scenario. The chances are that Trump who has a solid base of supporters might just sail through and the "Russian Connection" will remain in the realm of fantasy.

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    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      5 weeks ago from Singapore

      T,

      Thank you, your comment is a morale booster.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      5 weeks ago from now on

      I must say, I agree with Paula, MG,

      you have hung in there without capitulating to Chuckles’ attempts to disparage commenters with name calling and get you to silence commenters.

      U R a nice man.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      5 weeks ago from Singapore

      Paula, '

      Nice of you to have commented.

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      Paula 

      6 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      MG...U R a nice man and have hung in thru some tough squabbles. I respect that. Best of luck to you. Peace, Paula

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Paula,

      Thank you

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I agree with all of that. And didn’t Trump say it was rigged? He should know.

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      Paula 

      6 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      MG.....Your article has created quite a stir. Congratulations on the traffic!

      https://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-blames-se...

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Lesli,

      It will not be correct to say that Hillary had the presidency stolen from her. A pragmatic view would she lost because of her own campaign that somehow didn't fire up.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Kathleen,

      The figures speak for themselves. Trump did lose the popular vote but all the same, he won. I give him credit for it but at the same time Carter's opinion cannot be disregarded.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Randy,

      Thanks

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      You are so far right, you’ve gone off the cliff. Anyone who spouts uranium one or “completely exonerated” is either paid by the Russians, or a shill for Trump, imo.

      And I think people on hp were paid by someone.......how do you go from hating trump to being his staunchest supporter? Now even that old kook Grassley uses the term “crooked Hillary”

      How does this switch happen?

      https://youtu.be/2bkDykGhM8c

      https://youtu.be/U7kwPgHxQac

      Maybe this:

      @LincolnsBible

      “Paul Ryan knew.

      McCarthy knew.

      Conway knew.

      Priebus knew.

      They all knew.

      They aided & abetted campaign (Donald, Manafort, Parscale, & Jared) with the foreign-built data operation after the convention - after GOP platform was changed to favor Russia.“

      https://twitter.com/LincolnsBible/status/114716125...

      ***********

      And sorry, but Epstein is all over twitter, as is the Katie Johnson story......trump’s goose is cooked.

      And what does Vlad lose? Nothing. They were already making fun of Trump’s 4th of July speech on Russia tv.....after they said “he’s ours”

      And Hillary had the presidency stolen from her. And so did we.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      6 weeks ago

      Three million votes. He lost by three million votes

      B:

      He won 306 to 230 EC

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      And the most frightening thing about whether or not the Russians interfered is the possibility that they got what they wanted.

      B:

      Whether or not? There is no doubt it was "NOT"

      -----------------------

      Not enough has been made of the fact that all the polls predicted Clinton would win. So how does that happen?

      B:

      The media is biased, and polls are not accurate.

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      A trifecta: fewer votes, in spite of meticulous polling, and exactly what the Russians wanted. Do we really think that just happened.

      B:

      You don't know anything about the Russians. But the facts are that Bill Clinton and the Clinton foundation got millions from Russia. Bill even got a half a million for giving them one speech.

      They also got Uranium. The Russians got Uranium from Obama and Hillary and you declare the Russians an enemy.

      The reason Trump won was that he campaigned in all the critical districts, while Hillary didn't campaign much in 2016.

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      President Carter has served to insure fair elections all over the world since his presidency. I would think he would recognize one that was won unfairly when he sees one.

      B:

      5 investigations by Congress on Trump including the Mueller investigation that totally exonerated Trump.

      Carter was a pathetic president.

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      Randy doesn't add anything to the conversation. He is just an ole farm boy that has nothing to do but digital graffiti.

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      Randy Godwin 

      6 weeks ago from Southern Georgia

      No problem, MG. Watch out for the trolls on here as they are really insulting to the commenters. It's the only time they feel good about themselves...

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 weeks ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Three million votes. He lost by three million votes. And the most frightening thing about whether or not the Russians interfered is the possibility that they got what they wanted. Not enough has been made of the fact that all the polls predicted Clinton would win. So how does that happen? A trifecta: fewer votes, in spite of meticulous polling, and exactly what the Russians wanted. Do we really think that just happened.

      President Carter has served to insure fair elections all over the world since his presidency. I would think he would recognize one that was won unfairly when he sees one.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      She needs to be deported. They are going after people who’ve lived here 35 yrs for traffic tickets. She needs to be treated as her husband treats those of different skin.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpol...

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Why aren’t you ever banned? That’s what I want to know.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      6 weeks ago from now on

      MG Well Randy should know he’s been banned at least once I know of from the forum for stalking and personal attacks of a hubber and warned in an article to stop personal attacks (he calls anyone who proves his comment baseless a troll or worse) after which he started in comments on that article disparaging the hp moderator who rightly reprimanded him on that article.

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      Brad 

      6 weeks ago

      MG

      You can start with this one.

      Jimmy Carter

      B: One of the worst presidents. American hostages at US Embassy held for 454 days, and not released until he was out of office. Failed attempt to free hostages.

      Clearly States

      B: This has no bearing on the truth, it is his opinion.

      That Trump Is an 'Illegitimate President"

      B: Vague and ambiguous statement with zero evidence. The conclusion from the DOJ is that nothing influenced the election. The results of the election were valid. Trump is the lawful president.

      and Was Put in Power by Russians"

      B: Again, there is no evidence that anyone other than Trump and the Electoral College put Trump into the presidency.

      This is as insane as the dying efforts of Senator John McCain against Trump.

      MG

      I thought that you were a lot smarter than you appear now.

      I will not be even viewing your "articles"

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Randy Godwin,

      Thanks a lot for the warning. I shall examine and delete

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The mods don’t care about personal attacks when they do it. They never have.

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      Randy Godwin 

      6 weeks ago from Southern Georgia

      To the author, some of the comments on this article contain personal attacks, very personal at that. You are responsible for deleting such comments or you may have this article unpublished by the moderators.

      Had it happen to me before so just a heads-up.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Interesting. My “hateful comments” are made towards Trump, but you religious people direct your hate at me.

      You are breaking the TOS, not me.

      And I never claimed to be bipartisan. However, I like and respect many republicans. In fact, I may vote for Bill Weld in 2020.

      What I don’t like is the tea party / trump party. There is a difference, so actually, I can be bipartisan, just not with a trump person.

      Justin Amash quit the trump party on July 4th......declaring his independence from hyper partisan governing.

      The fact you cant see how hyper partisan and hateful you all are is funny.

      The fact hubpages lets you do it isn’t.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      6 weeks ago

      MG

      You have shown that your article and your views are without foundation and evidence.

      As for being bipartisan, I don't claim to be bipartisan. What I do say is that I am for Trump, not the democrat or republican party. The democrats are insane, and the republicans are wimps. They both want the status quo of their nested retirement of politicians, and they support the party over the country and the people. While Trump is the only one that believes the country and the people should be over the party.

      This concludes my comment on your article.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      6 weeks ago from now on

      Define bi partisan. You two don’t even know what it means.

      It is not a term used to describe a person or their ideology, there is no bipartisan party! If a person is bipartisan that would mean he is not of either of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies so how can he conform to the definition which is of or involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies.

      No one is bipartisan on everything or for that person he couldn’t be of a party that opposes another party on anything.

      Like I said MG you should think about what you say before you spill it and agreeing with Leslie on anything totally voids your ability to reason.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      LovemyChris,

      Well written with relavent points. I don't think America was so divided during any other president. This is a shame.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Brad is not bipartisan. Nor is T and the crowd he runs with here. They are a sect of far right extremists.

      They will ignore the truth until the day they die. There is nothing anyone can do about it, but vote people like them out of office.

      As you said mg, Mueller said it

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-rS0psXkAI6IM1?format...

      To them, that becomes “complete exoneration”.

      Yet Hillary not being charged with a crime Is “ getting off by the deep state”.

      It is hopeless. All one can ever do is fight with them, because there is no reasoning allowed.

      And....they are nasty as hell, as you can see.

      Not one can tell me why trump asked Russia for help, which we all clearly saw on live tv.

      How Roger Stone knew about it?

      How Giuliani knew that Comey was going to derail Hillary?

      Why Sessions met with Kysliak?

      We already know Flynn discussed lifting sanctions with him, and their response is....”so?”

      Nor could they answer why Melania was allowed to work on a tourist visa and not be deported?

      Nor how she got an Einstein visa?

      Their answer is always either “Hillary’s a crook”, “Obama did it”, or “you stupid, demented ignorant idiot, shut up”

      No integrity in Trumpland. Nor any kindness. Pure malice.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      6 weeks ago from now on

      I know I don’t have to accept anything, that’s why I said it is so lame for you to say “One thing a bipartisan individual must accept that Meullar did not exonerate Trump.“

      You said I must and now you say I don’t have to?

      I didn’t try to gag you, your statement gags me! I simply pointed out how lame that is, so you just tried to put words in my mouth or meaning that I never said.

      You said “we can’t doubt” I didn’t tell you you can’t do anything, did I?

      There is a disconnect in everything you say, you should really think about what you are saying before you spill it.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      T,

      You don't have to accept anything. We live in a free world but you can't gag anyone from saying what you don't like. Peace

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      One thing a bipartisan individual must accept that Meullar did not exonerate Trump. He has not held him his guilty but there is no clear verdict in his favor as well. In this connection, I wonder if you have time to read this.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/04/...

      Trump is good or bad for America is for history to judge, but do you think he is on par with other great American presidents? Agree Carter was a lackluster president but he has experience of overseeing elections at so many places. We can't doubt his knowledge though we can contest his arguments and comments..

    • tsadjatko profile image

      6 weeks ago from now on

      Guess Leslie you missed this:

      On Wednesday afternoon, Justice Department officials told the judge that their plan had changed in the span of 24 hours: They now believed there could be “a legally available path” to restore the question to the census, and they planned to ask the Supreme Court to help speed the resolution of lawsuits that are blocking their way.

      And now you

      Trump never asked Russia for help, that he did is your LIE!

      You poor victim, maybe if you weren’t perverted, sick, despicable and stupid to the extent you remind people of the queen of hearts you wouldn’t be such an obvious victim, but hey, what kind of attention can a sane Leslie get? Hard to pass for sane when you sought out an incarcerated rapist and murderer for a soul mate out of millions of eligible law abiding men so I guess that can’t even be an option for you.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So hp allows you and your clique to personally insult me, even though it’s against the TOS?

      I thought this was going on, but you finally admitted it.

      Doesn’t look like sarcasm. Looks like a request.....right at the camera.

      https://youtu.be/-b71f2eYdTc

    • tsadjatko profile image

      6 weeks ago from now on

      Nothing is done because the truth isn’t an insult, you are what you are and anyone who knows you, hp not the least of which, knows you are a sicko liar.

      What materialized? Hiliary’s deleted emails didn’t ever materialize and he wasn’t asking the Russians to hack her. She said she (her lawyers which was a criminal offense) decided what to delete and deleted them. So how could anyone hack to find them? She herself said they were wiped clean long before Trump made the joke. And yes Trump said it was sarcasm. What he said wasn’t for Russia to now go and hack to get deleted emails (deleted emails can’t be hacked or found if deleted properly, if they could the feds would have recovered them) he said if they have them (since Hiliary was claiming the Russians hacked) meaning from before she deleted them, perhaps a hack they did long ago, find them and give them to the press.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Love how you outright get to personally insult me every time you comment, and nothing is ever done.

      I answered quite a few of Brads propaganda points. He refuses to answer one question of mine.

      Nor have you.

      Who says Trump was joking? Did he say that?

      He asked Russia for help, and 4 hrs later it materialized.

      He “ loves” Wikileaks, who published the stolen emails.

      His kid, lawyer and campaign manager met w a Russuan spy. Flynn discussed lifting sanctions, and they changed the RNC platform for Kysliak.

      It’s no joke.

      But it’s very telling whose side you are on in this cyber war world.

      Anything to defeat Hillary, but none of you hate her, oh no.

      Witch, b*tch, c*nt, monster are all terms of endearment.

      And who can forget Crooked Hillary and lock her up.

      Know who else hates her? Putin. Trump even said so. “Putin has no respect for this.....person”

      So you side with Putin. Nice to know.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, mg, Putin is shrewd. He’s a kgb agent. And he’s figured out the way to escape punishment and be safe: religion.

      And I’m not answering anymore until you Trumpletons do.

      Why did Trump ask Putin for help?

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      Brad 

      6 weeks ago

      MG

      Why is it you were in Russia? Just asking.

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      Brad 

      6 weeks ago

      MG

      "It will have to be seen if the words of Jimmy Carter have any effect on the Political scenario. The chances are that Trump who has a solid base of supporters might just sail through and the "Russian Connection" will remain in the realm of fantasy."

      MG, I thought that you were smarter than the left to believe what you just wrote.

      There were 5 investigations of the Russian connection and they all came back with no evidence, including the Mueller investigation and his 3AM raid on Cohen. The Russian Connection was a fabrication of Hillary Clinton, the DNC and the left to cover for her second failed attempt at the presidency.

      She couldn't even beat Bernie Sanders for the DNC primary, he dropped out. There should have been an investigation on that issue. Hillary had $1.2 Billion in her campaign, which was twice that of Trump. In 2016, she did little to no campaigning, not even in the critical states, while Trump campaign very hard up to the election.

      Now how could you think Trump didn't deserve the win. Don't take my word, google the record for 2016. Sanders started slow because the DNC backed Hillary even before the campaign started. But as the months in 2016 went by Sanders was catching up to Hillary.

      Also why was the Russian Dossier, which was a Hillary Clinton paid for opposition paper used by the FBI to get a FISA warrant on Carter Page to spy on him and through him the Trump organization?

      Are you using the Singapore version of google, as does most of China?

      The DNC claimed they were hacked but not a single US government agency were allowed on those servers to verify it. The 17 US Intel agencies never verified the Russian Dossier or the information it got from Russians in Russia. The document itself stated it might not be true, and that is wasn't verified, yet that was the alleged basis for the Russian Connection. None existed, and no Russians have been found guilty of trying to influence the election.

      Don't you think that you need better responses as the author of this article than LM.

      It is not a Fantasy but a Fabrication of the left that there ever was a Russian Trump connection.

      As far as Jimmy Carter, his opinion is as useful as the 800 former federal prosecutors in saying the Trump is guilty of Obstruction and that opinion has nothing to do with the Russian Connection proof.

      These prosecutors made this statement in a letter, but it has no legal significance and neither does Jimmy Carter. This is not a trial by the left, in the US only have a Trial by Jury or by Judge in a criminal court of law. Where the prosecution, not former prosecution must prove their case Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, and there must then be a verdict of guilty.

      That reasonable doubt is what Mueller couldn't hurdle, and not the DOJ opinion that a sitting president can't be indicted. And Mueller totally exonerated Trump about the Russian connection.

      What facts or evidence do you have to base your opinion?

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      6 weeks ago from now on

      Brad, you beat me to it but here is what I have to say to MG anyway.

      Praised Putin? Over the years Hiliary has said that Mr Putin "doesn't have a soul", she called him a "tough guy with a thin skin", and she compared his annexation of Crimea in 2014 to the actions of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.

      What did that get America with her as head of the state department? Tell me!

      According to the US intelligence agencies and politicians on both sides of the US political scene, Mr Putin rolled out the ultimate revenge in 2015 and 2016.

      He hacked emails, spread disinformation and cast Ms Clinton as a careless, corrupt villain.

      Hiliary may always regret her decision to spar with Mr Putin. Trump’s not so stupid as the Clintons!

      Oh and MG, this was just precious!

      “Mueller was hemmed in with the scope of his investigation“

      Explain that MG. Just how was he “hemmed in,”

      what does that even mean?

      Oh yeah, please give me your answer in light of these facts:

      In appointing Mueller, however, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave him broad authority not only to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated" with Trump's campaign, but also to examine "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."

      Rosenstein also gave Mueller the power to investigate "any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a)" - including perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses.

      I guess hemmed in means he had too many resources?

      https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/y...

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      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Lesli,

      Putin is a shrewd man

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      MG Singh 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Lesli,

      Trump has praised Putin earlier. Mueller was hemmed in with the scope of his investigation. We have to keep these points in mind as well.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Wonder what statement this photo is making? Wasn’t she working while on a tourist visa?

      And how did she get an Einstein visa?

      If you would like to continue the Lee Atwater model of discussion, let’s.

      Mueller did not have the run of things. He worked for Barr, and we all know Trump hired him to get him off the hook.

      Now it turns out, Rosenstein was simply a partisan hack, as well. Making speeches attacking Mueller.....smh.

      And I’m not surprised you dont believe our intel agencies, UK intel, or Aussie intel, all who knew of Russia’s hacking. One of them watched it in real time.

      As far as the dnc server, I’ll believe experts over breitbart and fixed news

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/07/17...

      Trump is individual one. His lawyer is in prison for campaign finance violations. Trump cannot be charged because he is president: ala Bill Barr.

      Sessions was under oath and said “ I never met with Russians, oh yeah ok I met once. Oh well yeah ok it was 5 times, but I don’t remember what we talked about”.....

      You try doing that. Bill Clinton tried doing that! What happened to him?

      Supreme Court said Repubs could keep gerrymandering, but trump can’t ask citizenship on census.

      The purpose of a census is to know how many people are here, period.

      Why politicize it? C’mon, you must know.

      That’s all I care to do....how about you answer just one.

      Why did Trump ask Russia for help? It was on tv, in front of millions, so you can’t spin around it.

      Why did he do that?

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      T

      You are right, but I just had to do it to at least post it.

      BTW what this profile picture doesn't show are the three other people including Hillary Clinton with their hands over their hearts in front of a huge American Flag saying the pledge of the allegiance. Obama is just standing their with his hands clasped just above his crotch.

      He certainly is trying hard in that picture to make a statement.

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      Mueller had a narrow scope, and Barr said he could not press criminal chargers. But Congress can.

      B:

      He didn't have any scope, he had the run of the investigation given to him by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein.

      Get over it, Hillary lost, and Trump is a two term president.

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      There was a crime. Committed against the dnc and John podesta. Unless you call stealing private info and releasing it fine and dandy. Also, sessions and junior lied to Congress about meeting Russians. That’s a crime.

      B:

      The US intel agencies never actually investigate the DNC servers, as with the Russian Dossier they just believed what they were told. FBI means investigation and how do you investigate without going to the scene of the "crime"?

      The DNC destroyed those servers, so we will never know. And without those serves the defense of any charged with it will show that the so called evidence is not the "best evidence" because the best evidence is the DNC servers.

      What Russians? Why is meeting Russians a crime? Hillary got her Russian dossier from Russians.

      You know as much about the law as your exalted Scott.

      ---------------------------------------------------

      Paying off a woman to keep quite weeks before the election is a crime. Also, Mueller found plenty of collusion, but not enough for criminal conspiracy.

      B:

      Mueller found nothing otherwise he would have made an indictment. He totally exonerated Trump on any of those charges.

      I submit the Storm should have been charged with extortion on Trump. The only crime was that of Storm, and look where her attorney is now.

      ----------------------------------------------------

      Jimmy Carter is saying (I think), that if a full investigation was done around this election, you will find Trump lost the EC, too.

      B:

      They already had democrats trying to change the EC to vote for Hillary but it didn't take. So another investigation this time should also include the DNC, Podesta, Hillary, and others.

      How much more can you investigate Trump, The FBI spied on the Trump organization through Carter Page.

      ------------------------------------------------------

      Mueller had a narrow scope, and Barr said he could not press criminal chargers. But Congress can.

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      "Uh huh. The more than 300 federal prosecutors, left and right, who agree Trump committed felony obstruction of justice are much more credible than any Trump Stan on hubpages.

      It’s a sad commentary on you, not liberals, not dems, not me. YOU."

      B:

      NO, the commentary about you supporting these federal prosecutors. Their opinion is trying president Trump in the media and not in a court of law. Their opinion holds no weight in the law, and it is not a decision of the court, and it violates the presumption of innocence.

      The constitution allows a Trial by Jury or a Trial by Judge, and there is nothing that says 800 former prosecutors have any legal status here.

      It is a consensus that they say he committed felony OOJ, but the only consensus that can make that conviction is a jury.

      These prosecutors are not only not credible they are unethical, and if they are still practicing law they should be sanction by ABA, or the SCOTUS.

      The democrats keep saying we are a land of laws, and yet this is not a law. It is as ridiculous as your block of psychologist and other such credential making drive by opinions about the sanity of the president.

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      From the 92 page SCOTUS decision

      June 27, 2019

      In order to apportion congressional representative among the states the constitution requires an “Enumeration” of the population every 10 years, to be made “in such a Manner” as Congress “shall by Law direct,”

      Article I, section 2, clause 3; Amdt 14, section 2.

      B:

      The purpose of the census is to set the number of house representative per state. The question is why would they include non citizens as they cannot vote for these representatives? That is the essence our democratic republic. As we will see later, the more people included in the census the more money the states get.

      --------------------------------------------------

      14th Amendment SECTION 2:

      Representatives will be figured among the States according to their numbers, counting all the people in the State, except Native Americans who are not taxed. If a State will not let any male citizen over 21 years old vote freely (unless he commits a crime, or takes part in a rebellion), the num¬ber of Representatives for that states will be reduced.

      B:

      They talk about male citizens over 21 years of age, and that is for voting. What is interesting is that they only mention "males". Probably because the 14th amendment was passed in 1868, and women didn't get their right to vote until 1920 when the 18th amendment was passed. It seems that the 14th amendment didn't care about equality. And if further supports my opinion that men in the "All men are created equal" was really male and not mankind.

      The part where it says the number of representatives will be reduced gives guidance that they were talking about voters, and not the general population.

      --------------------------------------------------------

      In the census act, congress delegated to the sec of commerce the task of conducting the decennial census “in such form and content as he may determine” 13 USC section 141(a)

      B:

      The SCOTUS in their decision sent is back to the Secretary of Commerce.

      ------------------------------------------------------

      The Secretary is aided by the Census Bureau, a statistical agency in the dept of commerce. The population count is also used to allocate federal funds to the States and to draw electoral districts.

      B:

      The population count also appears to be about voters, as a district filled with only a small number of voters would get a lot of electoral votes.

      Voters equal citizens!

      ------------------------------------------------------

      The census additionally serves as a means of collecting demographic information used for a variety of purposes. There have been 23 decennial censuses since 1790. All but one between 1820 and 2000 asked at least some of the population about their citizenship or place of birth. The question was asked of all households until 1950, and was asked of a fraction of the population on an alternative long-form questionnaire between 1960 and 2000.

      B:

      The question of citizenship is not new to the census form. So it appears that the lawsuit against the commerce department in NY could have something to do with losing state funds by not counting illegals, or non citizens.

      -------------------------------------------------------

      In March 2018, the citizenship questionnaire at the request of the DOJ, which sought census block level citizenship data to use in enforcing the Voting Rights Act.

      B:

      The Voting Right Act enforces the 15th Amendment and racial discrimination, but it doesn't give non citizens the right to vote?

      -------------------------------------------------------

      The Secretary’s memo explained that the Census Bureau initially analyzed, and the Secretary considered, three possible courses of action before he chose a fourth option that combined two of the proposed options: reinstate a citizenship question on the decennial census and use administrative records from other agencies, e.g. SSA, to provide additional citizenship data. The Secretary “carefully considered” the possibility that reinstating a citizenship question on the census, and several other factors before concluding that “the need for accurate citizenship data and the limited burden of the question” outweighed fears about a lower response rate.

      B:

      Does this seems unconstitutional, and if so why?

      Remember that counting more than citizens and adding it to the census allows the states to get more money. And that is what the states bringing these lawsuits will gain.

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      -------------------------------------------------------

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      @realDonaldTrump

      “The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.“

      @JoyceWhiteVance

      “Ignoring a court order would be unconstitutional. This is the place where DOJ & GOP in Congress will have to make an unambiguous choice between Trump & the rule of law. They’ve always said they’d chose the law if this happened. Now, we hold our collective breath & find out.”

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      There was a crime. Committed against the dnc and John podesta. Unless you call stealing private info and releasing it fine and dandy. Also, sessions and junior lied to Congress about meeting Russians. That’s a crime.

      Paying off a woman to keep quite weeks before the election is a crime. Also, Mueller found plenty of collusion, but not enough for criminal conspiracy.

      Jimmy Carter is saying (I think), that if a full investigation was done around this election, you will find Trump lost the EC, too.

      Mueller had a narrow scope, and Barr said he could not press criminal chargers. But Congress can.

      Stay tuned.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      Lol obstruction of justice when there is no crime? Yeah, that makes sense. If there was no crime, and Mueller himself said there was no evidence of a crime or collusion, that means there was no reason to obstruct justice so Trump’s reasons for doing or saying anything he said or did are valid as Barr said.

      And “more than 300 federal prosecutors who agreed Trump committed obstruction”

      that is just a plain lie!

      It was “Former” Federal Prosecutors “contending” that President Donald Trump would have been charged with obstruction of justice based on the findings of the Mueller report “if he weren’t president.” Former prosecutors, if he weren’t president.

      And although some may have served under Republican administrations that in no way means any of them are “from the right”

      And what’s with you, you said prosecutors put your husband in prison despite the fact he was totally innocent - you have called prosecutors racists and the whole system racist, yet you commend former prosecutors for signing a letter against Trump? Btw the number of former prosecutors and prosecutors is far greater than 3 or 400 which is only a small percentage of federal prosecutors nationwide - why aren’t the vast majority signing on?

      I’ll tell you why, because that whole thing is nothing but a political Stunt being orchestrated by never Trumpers and believed by useful idiots like you.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Uh huh. The more than 300 federal prosecutors, left and right, who agree Trump committed felony obstruction of justice are much more credible than any Trump Stan on hubpages.

      It’s a sad commentary on you, not liberals, not dems, not me. YOU.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      “It’s ok for you to be slanted right, but those slanted left are haters.”

      Every so often Leslie spouts the truth and she doesn’t even know it, that must be freudian!

      Of course it’s ok to be on the right and of course those on the left are haters. Liberalism and everything left of it is based on the propagation of nothing but lies and hatred while conservatives are truth seekers in every way.

      Leslie, you finally got something right! But of course you've twisted it to be something wrong, but that’s what you do. Your statement “It’s ok for you to be slanted right, but those slanted left are haters.” has nothing to do with hypocrites, you just made that up out of thin air!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      What a bunch of hypocrites. It’s ok for you to be slanted right, but those slanted left are haters. Grow up. AFL any of them how they feel about Hillary Clinton. You’ll see hate.

      You will see more and more studies like the one I linked.

      It’s ridiculous to think propaganda doesn’t work. It’s a science!

    • Sharlee01 profile image

      Sharlee 

      7 weeks ago

      T, all one must do is to read her comments to see her slanted non-factual views. Sad to see such rhetoric, spreading hate is never a solution to any problem. Thank God they are in a small minority.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      Leslie loves to hate conservatives like the Koch brothers or Mellon,

      “Hayward has ties to many conservative think tanks.” (Like that’s a bad thing?)

      while she approves of people in the shadows of the Democrat Party like Soros and his clandestine operations.;

      “Shocking memo reveals George Soros behind Google, Facebook censorship!”

      https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-shocking-...

      It doesn't take a genius to figure out which is the evil, dishonest and deceitful world view,

      the “left”

      or

      conservatism.

      One seeks out and appeals to useful idiots who will believe their lies and propagate deceit while the other tries to educate with research and facts.

    • Sharlee01 profile image

      Sharlee 

      7 weeks ago

      LM, "Putin has made a fool of us. Firstly, by getting Americans to hate their own gvt. Welp, now you get to try Putin’s way. And he is your new master. Besides Beebs and Crown prince bone saw."

      There has been no other president that has come down as hard on Russia than Trump. And in regards to Russia getting Americans to hate America. Yes, it worked on part of our population, the Dems, the liberals. If you have not noted those that support our president support the country. It's the Dems that spend their time bashing America. Sorry to say, and I don't mean to offend, but people just like you... Read your posts, I think it will prove my point.

      I have one question. Who will you be blaming when Trump wins once again?

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      MG, how does Afghanistan make a Trump win in 2020 a pyrrhic victory? You are saying Afghanistan may be too great a cost to have been worthwhile for a victory in 2020?

      Even a loss in Afghanistan is nothing compared to what Trump can (and will) accomplish in another 4 years none of which has anything to do with any outcome in Afghanistan.

      If anyone is showing favor to Russia I think it is you!

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Leslie,

      Great. The fact is that there is no objectivity in debate these days. Many say I am right and you are wrong. It goes on and on. The old Red Indian saying that there is "no smoke without fire" is true and I am afraid the Russian connection is not a fantasy, though Trump himself may not be involved. It is important to be open-minded about this and just panning Jimmy Carter for his opinion is not correct.

      Anyway, Trump may yet win but it could well be a pyrrhic victory. He is presiding over another American defeat in Afghanistan. Whats he planning to do about it?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So why does he deny it? It’s how the kgb operates. Here, we call it cointelpro, or agitprop. It’s very effective at dividing a country and moving in for the kill. It’s not a new tactic at all..... in fact, I’m sure we’ve engaged in it a time or two.

      If it was ineffective, why bother to steal dnc and Podesta emails and release them? Why have the Internet Research Agency in the first place?

      Oh, he knows exactly how to get people. And Facebook, Twitter and the msm helped him. Even Comey did. Follow the money. You will find him there.

      And, as his predecessor said:, “we will bury you without firing a shot. We will destroy you from within.”

      And what did we see during the election? T shirts that said “I’d rather be a Russian than a Democrat”

      And look! What do republicans say now? “I’m glad Putin hacked Hillary, if it got rid of her”

      Success. As someone else said, “1/3 of the country will kill another third and the last third won’t care.”

      Divide and conquer.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Lesli,

      In a way, you are correct because there is a frenzy among many that the Russin connection has some fire but I don't think the Russians influenced the election result. The very fact some belive it to be true is a victory of sorts for Putin

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Look what Russia is saying....

      https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/11460441...

      Putin has made a fool of us. Firstly, by getting Americans to hate their own gvt. Welp, now you get to try Putin’s way. And he is your new master. Besides Beebs and Crown prince bone saw.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      Yes you are, you and your girl warren are just wishing.

      I gave you facts, but you don't deal in facts.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      As I said.....hopeless.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      Leslie

      Her whole speech was about obstruction, not the legitimacy of the presidency.

      And as she says repeatedly, wishing won't make it true.

      Vol I of the Mueller report deals with the election.

      Mueller exonerates president Trump.

      This obstruction is a fantasy with no evidence.

      And she wants to impeach on no evidence to give herself a political edge for her candidacy for the presidency.

      She can read the Mueller report until she goes blind, but all it is for her is wishing.

      Don't give me these lame links where I have to look at that conniving D

      And again, democrats especially her have not done any of their job for America in the last 30 months, and now she wants congress to continue to not do their job.

      Hillary Lost because Hillary didn't campaign like Trump.

      If you want to continue with this circus, then provide evidence, and not wishing.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Facts? You don’t care about facts when it comes to Trump or Hillary. You are hopelessly partisan, imo.

      This lady is way smarter and decent than trump. But then again, so is my cat.

      https://youtu.be/Pb0qvpYaK08

      Listen to it all, then dispute it if u can.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      Leslie

      It has been over since Vol I of the Mueller Report, as well as Hillary lost the election. Congress can't change anything to change the legitimacy of president Trump.

      What congress should be doing is their job, for two and half years the democrats in congress have not been doing their job.

      You just keep ranting, but it takes more than ranting, and you don't have anything.

      You might look at this as a reason to check what are the facts and what is in your head.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      No, CONGRESS should!

      And no, he is an illegitimate pretender to the throne.

      Not over til it’s over.

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      Then maybe Carter and not Muller should have done the investigation.

      Carter's statement is his opinion, but our statements are not opinion, it is FACT as a result of 5 investigations on Trump.

      The election was legitimate, and so is the president Trump.

      End of story.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      This Steven f Hayward?

      “Steven F. Hayward is a conservative writer and journalist covering issues including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy. He is the Thomas Smith Distinguished Fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, where he directs their political economy program. [1], [27], [28]

      Hayward is a blogger PowerLine, a conservative blog run by the Center for the American Experiment's (CAE) president John Hinderaker. Hayward has also contributed to CAE as a report co-author criticizing wind energy in Minnesota. [25], [26]

      Hayward has ties to many conservative think tanks. He has been a senior fellow in environmental studies at at the Pacific Research Institute (PRI), and Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is also a director of the Donors Capital Fund (DCF), a group that works with DonorsTrust to give hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to numerous groups questioning mainstream climate science. Hayward is a board member of the Institute for Energy Research (IER). [2], [3], [20]

      The American Enterprise Institute and Pacific Research Institute are both heavily funded by oil billionaires Koch Industries, and Richard Mellon.”

      Honest? Maybe. Biased? No question!

      It’s just everyone’s opinions. As usual, you all act like your opinion is everyone’s.

      Hardly!

      30% at most.

      Jimmy Carter monitors elections.....he knows what he’s talking about.

      And so do I. When he said “ Russia, if you’re listening...”

      Cambridge Analytica with Mercer money. Mercer, Bannon and Conway at CNP, Mercer fund Trump’s campaign.....using Russian propaganda to smear Hillary.

      Kris Kobach and cross-check....NRA funneling Russian cash to the

      gop.....

      I only wish they would knock off the politics and start impeaching.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      You’re welcome Brad, and MG, note an article about anything Jimmy Carter says should start something like this from that link:

      “Finally, an honest historian—Steven F. Hayward, author of The Age of Reagan—demolishes the myth of “Saint” Jimmy and exposes how he created today’s leftist Democratic party of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Jimmy Carter’s laundry list of failures aren’t just accidents of history: They’re rooted in Carter’s deeply flawed character and ideology—a smugly pious arrogance matched with a profound distrust of America.”

      Instead we have “Finally an article from MG that furthers the myth of “Saint” Jimmy and spreads his lie”

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      T

      I didn't know all of that about Carter, thanks for the link.

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      WillStarr 

      7 weeks ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Jimmy Carter is generally acknowledged to be one of the worst presidents in history, so now he's trying to make himself look better by claiming President Trump is even worse than he is because he's not legitimate. That's based on the now thoroughly debunked collusion hoax, so only the loony left still believes it.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      MG, since you have such a love for Jimmy Carter and want to hide behind

      “Carters opinion is important because it reflects a particular mindset among a lot of Americans.”

      You might learn something from this

      https://ashbrook.org/programs/citizens/books/08952...

      And then understand how worthless an article like yours is which amounts to nothing more than broadcasting a lie, not an opinion.

      What’s important is why Carter is lying and you don’t even go there.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      7 weeks ago from Kaufman, Texas

      MG Singh - to answer your question regarding my mention of the former Presidents well known health issues from recent years. No. No I don't see anything crude, course, or improper in bringing that up.

      As a matter of fact, I've got an uncle who's currently got a cancerous tumor in his brain, and thus, brain cancer.

      He calls to talk to my dad, who is his brother, and my dad tells me he has trouble talking sometimes. He completely forgets what he was saying. Can't recall how to express things which aren't especially difficult to express, so forth , and so on.

      If I had brain cancer, I'd sure hope folks didn't think I was just slow, or whatnot. I'd want people to say in my defence, 'Hey, he has or had brain cancer. Give the dude a break. He's going to say some goofy stuff sometimes.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      MG

      "Brad,

      I don't think the Russians had any hand in Trump's victory but as I wrote earlier I was in Moscow at that time and people were generally more receptive to the idea of a Trump presidency."

      B:

      It seems like your statement is in conflict with Carters.

      And the Russian people are not the Kremlin are they.

      And the Russian people were not implicated in any attempt to fix the election, or fix it in favor of Trump.

      The left in the US would make a connection to Russia Trump if Trump used Russian Dressing.

      Do you have any idea why the Russian people were receptive to Trump versus Hillary?

      Thanks

    • Sharlee01 profile image

      Sharlee 

      7 weeks ago

      T , I appreciate the heads up. I have learned not to respond to those that bait with "let's compare Trump and Hillary."... That sentiment has just worn itself out long ago. He won, she didn't. One would think most would realize that by now.

      Please note 99% of LM's comments she falls back on "Hillary trivia"

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      Sharlee 

      7 weeks ago

      MG, "he can't be clubbed with any ordinary man". This is America, and ys Carter can be treated like any other man. Especially if he is stating our president is illegitimate. He took it upon himself to disregard and all the American citizen's that voted for president Trump. He also disregarded our constitution and the method that we have used to elect our president. He showed little common sense when making such inflammatory statements. Yes, he has as much right as anyone to state an opinion. However, hi opinion sounded bias, and non-factual.

      "Time magazine and others would not be reporting his opinion."

      Really? Not sure if you noticed many of our journalists are showing great bias against president Trump. The media goes out of their way to bash Trump. They skirt around in the mud to get such a ripe story...

      I can honestly say, I have never witnessed such bias in the media in my lifetime.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh my. The clique can’t STAND it when people don’t agree with them. It’s funny to watch.

      And I think Carter is implying that not only did Russia, Facebook, Twitter, MSM push for trump, I think he means they messed with the machinery.

      Hillary won in all the exit polls. Yet lost the count? I’m not buying it. Those machines were hacked, imo.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      I don't think the Russians had any hand in Trump's victory but as I wrote earlier I was in Moscow at that time and people were generally more receptive to the idea of a Trump presidency.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      Nowhere I have written that Trump is an illegitimate president. I have only written what Jimmy Carter said and was reported by the top news sites.

      Carters opinion is important because it reflects a particular mindset among a lot of Americans. On this very article, there are comments supporting Carter.Remember a coin has two sides.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      MG

      Just to set your opinion straight, why is Carter's opinion important?

      Can you say that my opinion contained in my previous detailed comment on Carter is wrong, and if so, where and how?

      Do you agree that president Trump is an illegitimate president, and if so why?

      And what part did the Russians play in Trump winning the election?

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Dear David, thank you for your comments

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Dear Paula, why do you say Carter SUCKED as president? Do you think he was worse than Bush and Obama?. The problem in Iran was not his creation it was long back when previous presidents backed the Shah of Iran. He was a tyrant but America swore by him. That was the reason the Iranian Islamic revolution turned against the USA. However, I will say he was not a great president but there have been many like him.

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      David Lloyd 

      7 weeks ago

      I just read this article by chance and also the comments attached with it. I don't think many people have understood that MG has written something factual and non-partisan. I don't see why people are worked up about the opinion of Carter and taking relish in panning him. He was our president and he has a lot of experience of elections all over the world. So give the devil his due. ~Yes, I agree his opinion may not swing the election but he is entitled to his say. Lastly, I thought the article was very thought-provoking and the Reps should not get worked up.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Dear Sharlee, You are right that Jimmy Carter has an opinion. Everybody is entitled to one but Carter is the former US President and he can't be clubbed with any ordinary man, otherwise, Time magazine and others would not be reporting his opinion. I don't think his opinion will have any effect on the coming election but he cannot be derided for it.

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      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Dear Pamela, I agree Carter was not a good president and the fact is there hasn't been a great president after general 'Ike' Eisenhower. Trump can only be judged after he finishes his term through his supporters may say otherwise

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Dear Brad NOYFOB, Thank you. I appreciate your comments but sometimes silence is golden

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      7 weeks ago from Singapore

      Dear Paula, I enjoyed reading your comment. I am overwhelmed with the response to my article and am wondering how to reply to all these comments. Yes, I am fine here and looking forward to my coming visit to the USA in September.

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      Paula 

      7 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      "MG is silent?"......Keep in mind, Singapore is 12 hrs....ahead of us.

      Further.....he claims to be "A KEEN Political observer.." He may be spending time honing his sharpness!! And that could take a while, folks.

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      I am just saying, I haven't enough information to know where he is coming from here?

      T lets take a break until something interesting comes along:)

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      Well that’s better than deleting comments he doesn’t want to address, a common left wing behavior.

      But I’ll bet he has a life beyond HP and will show up when he has nothing better to do and I for one can think of a million things better to do than comment on hubpage articles. So what the H am I doing here? I guess I’m just self loathing.

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      MG is silent??

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      Sharlee, exactly, you’ve summed it up nicely.

      Please leave it there and ignore LMTF ALONE. We should all comply with her wish and just ignore her.

      Although the truth is whatever she says the opposite is always the truth, she really doesn’t want to be left alone, she craves attention, any kind of attention.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Since Trump said the media was hurting him, imagine what it did to Hillary

      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/new...

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Funny, trump had no problem saying the election was rigged. Goosy gander Donnie, goosy gander.

      https://youtu.be/OsKxjQ67GKU

    • Sharlee01 profile image

      Sharlee 

      7 weeks ago

      Jimmy Carter does have a right to his opinion. However to make such an inflammatory non-factual statement such as "the Russians put in office, and that president Trump is not the legitimate president, in my opinion, sounds actually foolish. We use the electoral college to elect a president, and Carter is well aware of that. And he should also be aware that the Mueller report although did find Russia tried to interfere in our election did not find any evidence that any American colluded with Russia to sway the election.

      This article leaves me to wonder... When Trump wins his second term, who will the ems blame? Jimmy's rhetoric stands to help Trump win. This kind of long term bitterness on the Dems part just makes them look like they have nothing but hate to offer the country, and disparate agendas, that they know are unobtainable.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      T

      One only has to look at their history of comments on articles to see that list filled with real life examples.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 weeks ago from now on

      Brad NOYFOB

      “T We will know when he comments.”

      We already know, when his first comment tactic is to try and diminish you, the messenger of fact, how this will go, Brad. Get ready for liberal tactics 101, which tactic will it be.

      A) Denigrate the messenger (already tried)

      B) Ignore the facts and divert the conversation

      C) Raise a straw man

      D) Restate and twist whatever you said to mean something you didn’t say

      E) Act like your comment is irrelevant and doesn’t merit a response

      F) Delete a comment of fact and then claim because it was a personal attack

      Or something else from the playbook I haven’t mentioned. We’ll see.

      I’ll guess what it won’t be is, thank you Brad for that information,

      (A) I was ignorant of it ...or

      (B) I knew all that but ignored it to write a biased article.

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      I gave you my detailed answer on the subject, while the left here will give you the left party line. It comes down to an emotional baseless rant.

      They can't refute my comment, so they give their diversion.

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      MG, "the peculiar structure of the electoral college", you may be okay with California and New York City deciding elections, but each State, regardless of their size or population MUST BE represented. Our Founders knew this...you can't just dismiss their words as "peculiar."

      Love, (aka: LMTF) add another 'amiga' to the sliver.

      I have to disagree with you on Hillary Clinton "understanding stolen elections", she is still trying to figure out where they went wrong.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I think Carter is probably a nice man, but he was not a good president. He now has brain cancer. I do not take his comments seriously at all.

      We know Russian, and we think China has tried to sway our elections. This occurred under Obama, and he did nothing about it. Mueller found nothing to incriminate Trump.

      Politicians seem to be doing anything except setting themselves up for the next election. Trump is not always likable, but he has accomplished so much with unemployment lower and jobs are plentiful.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Luckily, not everyone is like these 4 amigos. They represent only a small sliver of America.

      Carter was taken seriously by plenty of Americans and world leaders before and after he left the presidency.

      And, for god sakes, he has a center that monitors elections around the globe!

      https://www.cartercenter.org/peace/democracy/index...

      If anybody knows stolen elections, he would. And so does Hillary, who spoke up on Putin’s stolen election in 2011.

      So, stealing 2016 for Trump was not only a furtherance of mobocracy around the world, but nice payback for Vlad.

      It figures trumpites put Putin on a pedestal.

      As we saw during the campaign, those t shirts they had made, “I’d rather be Russian than a Democrat.”

      Smh. USSA USSA USSA

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