The fool Trump is being played by Putin
Trump is an embarrassment.
The fool Trump is being played by Putin.
Trump knows about fooling the saps. He has fooled all of the red staters who voted for him and still support him.
Trump blackmailed Joe and Mika. Why isn’t that an impeachable offense?
Democrats are considering removing Trump from office.
Trump was conned by Putin.
The president of the U.S. formerly was the leader of the free world, but not with Trump! Trump elevated Putin’s standing simply by meeting with the Russian autocrat as an equal.
Russia is our enemy and sabotaged our 2016 presidential election, but Trump condescends to Putin. The article “Putin says he thinks Trump ‘agreed’ with assurances that Russia did not interfere in U.S. elections” states “Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said that he assured President Trump that Moscow had not interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and that it appeared to him that Trump had agreed with his assurances.”
If Trump loved our country he should have confronted Putin aggressively. Regarding this the article states “U.S. lawmakers from both parties had urged Trump to raise the election meddling with Putin when the leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20. Afterward, some worried whether Trump had confronted Putin firmly enough. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) dismissed the outcome as “disgraceful.”
“President Trump had an obligation to bring up Russia’s interference in our election with Putin, but he has an equal obligation to take the word of our Intelligence Community rather than that of the Russian President,” Schumer said in a statement.”
We will not how Trump sold us out in his meeting with Putin until later as policies are implemented because there were no notes taken at the meeting and both Trump and Putin will brainwash their countries for political advantage. Putin won the propaganda battle. He can say to his people that he vanquished their worst, most-powerful enemy.
Trump is ruining our international standing. The article “U.S. isolated on climate at summit of world leaders” states “Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation….
Trump's shift to a more unilateral, transactional diplomacy has left a void in global leadership, unsettling traditional allies in Europe and opening the door to rising powers like China to assume a bigger role.”
Trump has conned all of the red state yokels who voted for him and still support him.
No one should support Trump. The article “As White House denials intensify, growing public evidence of collusion with Russia” states “The White House has stated repeatedly that there is absolutely no evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election….
The most recent and potentially most damning link between the Trump campaign and Russia comes from a Thursday report by The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reports a Republican group trying to obtain 33,000 Hillary Clinton emails they believed were stolen by Russian hackers appeared to be in communication with Michael Flynn, who was serving as a senior adviser to the Trump campaign at the time.
The Journal’s source, a Republican opposition researcher named Peter W. Smith, mounted an independent investigation into the missing Clinton emails and in the process, interacted with 5 groups of hackers who claimed to have the emails, two of which were Russian. Emails by Smith to close associates reveal Flynn and his consulting group to be “allies in their quest.””
It is only this as the article states “In March, The Smoking Gun reported that Roger Stone, close confidant and adviser of then-candidate Donald Trump, exchanged direct messages on Twitter with Guccifer 2.0, a front for Russian government-directed hackers that stole emails from the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. Though only one source was cited in the report, when reached for comment Stone didn’t deny any of the allegations.
After these communications with Russian hackers, Stone sent tweets implying he knew when John Podesta’s emails would be posted to WikiLeaks.”
The article also related that Guccifer 2.0 provided exclusive documents to a writer for the paper owned by Jared Kushner.
The article also related that, as it states “In addition to the emergence of secret lines of communications between Russian hackers and top White House aides, Trump was publicly collaborating with Wikileaks during the campaign.
Trump mentioned WikiLeaks at least 164 times during the last month of the election.”
What more proof do these people need to realize Trump colluded with the Russians?
Trump’s blackmailing of Joe and Mika is an impeachable offense.
The article “Impeachable Offense? The Major Legal Concerns If Trump Blackmailed MSNBC’s Mika and Joe” states “MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough revealed both on Morning Joe and in a Washington Post piece that they were basically blackmailed by the President of the United States. Yes, you heard us right. The White House staff apparently threatened them with a negative story in The National Enquirer if they didn’t make nice….
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough revealed both on Morning Joe and in a Washington Post piece that they were basically blackmailed by the President of the United States. Yes, you heard us right. The White House staff apparently threatened them with a negative story in The National Enquirer if they didn’t make nice.
“We got a call that, ‘Hey, the National Enquirer is going to run a negative story against you guys.’ And they said, ‘If you call the president up, and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story,” Scarborough said during the morning show. Trump is a longtime friend of David Pecker, who is the publisher of the tabloid magazine, and has been known to push Trump’s agenda.
Trump has denied these claims via twitter.
So, if you believe Mika and Joe’s version about what happened, there are some significant legal considerations. First, the phone calls to Mika’s teenage children.
“These calls persisted for quite sometime,” Mika said on the morning talk show.
Number one. Under New York law (Mika reportedly lives in Westchester County), stalking is defined as:
Stalking in the 4th degree: intentionally and with no legitimate purpose engages in conduct that s/he knows or should reasonably know: will cause reasonable fear of material harm to victim or member of victim’s immediate family or causes material harm to mental or emotional health of victim or member of victim’s immediate family or causes a reasonable fear that victim’s employment or business is threatened.
We don’t know what these reporters said to Mika’s teenage children, or if she even reported this incident to police, but certainly the teenagers could have felt “material harm” to their emotional well-being if they were “harassed” with phone calls. Members of the paparazzi have been arrested for harassing subjects of a story especially when the allegations involve children. Photographers and reporters have also been cited for trespassing on private property. An editor for the Enquirer disputes Mika’s description about what happened saying “at no time did we threaten either Joe or Mika or their children in connection with our reporting on the story.”
However, probably most troubling, is the allegation that the White House basically threatened the hosts with a National Enquirer hit piece on them. As George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley contends, that allegation raises significant impeachment considerations:
While such an allegation fits more squarely with an impeachment charge as opposed to a criminal charge, it could not be more serious for a country that has always jealously protected both free speech and the free press. If Administration officials were using their time and offices to convey threats to journalists or commentators, it would constitute a direct assault on those values.
Obviously, we should hear from the White House on the allegation. They may argue that they had been called on the story and were giving the hosts a courtesy warning (not uncommon in this town). However, that would not square with the alleged “ask”: that the hosts call Trump to apologize in return for the killing of the story. This should be treated as a serious matter for inquiry by Congress which has oversight authority over federal offices and agencies.
If congressional investigators looked into this, they would no doubt try to discover the extent of Trump’s involvement, and what exactly he (or members of his staff) said to editors of The National Enquirer. Did Trump or his staff instruct the reporters to “rattle” the hosts in order to get them to cover him more favorably? Did Trump have knowledge that they would be “harassing” the MSNBC host’s children?
Dylan Howard, an editor at the Enquirer told CNN “we have no knowledge of any discussions between the White House and Joe and Mika about our story, and absolutely no involvement in those discussions.” But Scarborough contends he has proof of the threats, “I have texts from your top aides and phone records.”
The Constitution says that “The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States” may be removed from office for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” It is Congress’ job alone to determine what is considered a “high crime or misdemeanor.”
“High crimes and high misdemeanors are actions performed in an official capacity by a government official that violate the basic principles of the government and that therefore subject you to impeachment. They don’t have to be actual crimes that are on the statute books at all,” said Noah Feldman, a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School in a recent podcast.
Would something like this fall under the category as a violation of the First Amendment? If the story is true, Trump was apparently trying to prevent the hosts from speaking freely about the president– a basic freedom in the United States. That’s a pretty serious threat to free press. It’s not clear if this would be considered an impeachable offense, but it certainly raises some ethical and legal questions that need to be further examined.”
Democrats are considering removing Trump from office.
The article “Bill to create panel that could remove Trump from office quietly picks up Democratic support” states “For months, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have privately counseled their more militant members to forswear talk of impeaching President Trump, telling them the political support for such a step simply doesn’t exist in the GOP-controlled Congress.
But 25 House Democrats, including the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, are now pushing an equally radical alternative: They are backing a bill that would create a congressional “oversight” commission that could declare the president incapacitated, leading to his removal from office under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
Haven’t we suffered enough from this failed real estate developer being president?
The fool Trump is being played by Putin, just as Trump has played his supporters. Trump is guilty of blackmail. Congressional Democrats have reached their limit of quietly suffering Trump.