Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren
Donald Trump is the most corrupt President in American history.
4:46 PM · Nov 25, 2020
He’s Number One!
Sarah Kendzior has always called it.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!
3:08 PM · Nov 25, 2020
Earlier this afternoon:
General Flynn @GenFlynn
1:27 PM · Nov 25, 2020
Translation? We don’t need a translation.
The only confederate flag that ever mattered was a white rag on a stick. The only way to properly display a confederate statue is with it horizontal and covered in graffiti.
This morning, from her campaign account:
Vicky Hartzler @VickyH4Congress
I didn’t support the Democrats’ effort to remove states’ statues of Confederate leaders from the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. I believe the states should decide who will represent them at the Capitol.
10:36 AM · Aug 11, 2020
So, Connecticut could put up a statue of Benedict Arnold in Statuary Hall?
Some of the responses:
Aren’t you the “Party of Lincoln” –the man who fought the confederacy?
Why don’t you have his back now?
This isn’t hard: Treason in defense of slavery and white supremacy should never be celebrated.
Traitors don’t belong in the Capitol, outside the Capitol, and near the Capitol bc this is the United States of America, not the Confederate States of America.
Traitors dont get statues, Vicky. In truth, all of them in a position of real power should have got the rope
You could have at least said ‘while I don’t approve of venerating confederate traitors in our nations capital, I support the states rights to choose’. The fact that you choose not to denounce tributes to racism while taking pot shots at Democrats speaks volumes.
You know, ahistorical cancel culture.
Today, from the junior embarrassment from Missouri:
Sen. Hawley Introduces NDAA Amendment to Resist Left-Wing Assault on History
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
This latest effort to unilaterally rename bases and remove war memorials, all behind closed doors, smacks of the cancel culture the Left wants to impose on the nation. Any discussion about renaming bases should be had in the light of day, out in the open, and it should involve military families, veterans, and state and local stakeholders. That’s what my amendment would do.
Apparently he claims to have attended elite schools that had high academic standards.
Sure, Josh, let’s hear what you have to say about honoring traitors with statues on public land and naming military bases after them. You know, out in the open.
Ken Dilanian @KenDilanianNBC
William Barr’s Justice Department (but not the prosecutors on the case) told a federal judge it doesn’t believe it can prove a charge that Mike Flynn HAS ADMITTED TO IN OPEN COURT.
2:06 PM · May 7, 2020
Yes, we are. We have been for almost four years.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you.
10:37 AM – 29 May 2019
Not so fast.
Some of the responses:
Mueller statement is 180 degrees from the four-page statement that Bill Barr issued at the time he first saw the report.
Mueller pretty much gave Congress the letters “IMP–CH” and told them to start buying vowels
Sorry Con. Your BS does not play any longer. He said if he could have said you were innocent he would have. The only thing now protecting you is the con you pulled on America. Mueller was clear, you committed crimes.
Mueller basically just said you obstructed justice so much that he was unable to get enough evidence to charge you with conspiring with Russia, and that therefore Congress should impeach you for your crimes.
Mueller: “If we had confidence the President did not commit a crime we would have said so.”
Actually, homefry, Mueller said the only thing saving your ass is a policy that says he can’t indict a sitting president, and that it’s Congress’ job to find you guilty of the crimes you have committed through impeachment.
No innocent person says anything like this.
America deserves better than a criminal who worked with Russia to get “elected.” You should resign.
That’s not what he said boss. He said he wasn’t allowed to charge you for the crimes he believed you committed.
Must feel bad inside to know you only won because of Russian interference and Comey’s one bad decision. Not having the vote of the people.
Your fall will be one of the most satisfying thing to ever happen to this world.
The only question is if you are going to just be a one-term President or an impeached one.
Last Thursday, from Representative Jason Smith (r):
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Special Counsel Mueller’s report has delivered the final nail in the collusion coffin. Anyone who pushes the false collusion narrative after today is playing into Russian hands to divide our country and cast doubt on our elections. The case is closed; it’s time to move on.
4:54 PM – 18 Apr 2019
Thus spake Nathan Thurm.
Some of the responses:
I guess you didn’t read it.
Now that’s some quality spin right there
Not really. I don’t even think it’s a mediocre lie.
So, nothing to say about a lying Press Secretary, 10 possible obstruction charges, 12 other charges that have been out sourced, or a lying AG?
Trump on appointment of Mueller. “This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked.” That’s the statement of an innocent man?
I’m still struggling to understand why 140 different contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia doesn’t both you. Why don’t you care that it’s been *proven* that they interfered? Do you love Trump *more* than America?
why all the lying? why hasn’t trump acknowledged the Russian interference and vowed to do something about it? do you suppose it’s because he couldn’t win without it? so many questions
I’m not surprised that you don’t know how to read.
Looks like a clear case of obstruction. Mueller in reports says he “can’t clear the president of obstruction,” and list 10 times he tried to.
Really Jason? Do your eyeballs not connect to your brain? Either you are just blind lying to your followers about the report, or you haven’t even skimmed the report. 10 different impeachable obstruction events are listed – only need 1.
Read the report you half-wit
You should probably take a moment and read it first. Then, you should take a moment to rewrite your stupid tweet.
I need to move to your district just to run against you. Your language alone is a disservice to your constituency.
You apparently didn’t read the report.
The investigation was never looking for “collusion” Bc that’s not a legal term.
But you are excellent at regurgitating talking points that your gullible, Fox-watching supporters are sure to lick up.
You clearly haven’t read it. take the time to soak it in. its just begun, trump is f*cked anyone who pushes the false narrative that it’s over and we must move on is enabling a con man
This is just getting started.
Your boy is an immoral, unpatriotic opportunist.
Really? It established that Russia interfered in our elections for the express purpose of electing Donald Trump. Trump did *nothing* to stop that, in fact, he *encouraged* it. He’s lied repeatedly to the American people. And you’re still his bitch, instead MOO8s.
Reading is fundamental.
When it rains it pours.
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 16, 2018
A criminal complaint was unsealed today in the District of Columbia charging a Russian national with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General.
The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu, and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
Maria Butina, 29, a Russian citizen residing in Washington D.C., was arrested on July 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and made her initial appearance this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She was ordered held pending a hearing set for July 18, 2018.
According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank. This Russian official was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018.
The court filings detail the Russian official’s and Butina’s efforts for Butina to act as an agent of Russia inside the United States by developing relationships with U.S. persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation. The filings also describe certain actions taken by Butina to further this effort during multiple visits from Russia and, later, when she entered and resided in the United States on a student visa. The filings allege that she undertook her activities without officially disclosing the fact that she was acting as an agent of Russian government, as required by law.
The charges in criminal complaints are merely allegations and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The maximum penalty for conspiracy is five years. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court based on the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The investigation into this matter was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The case is being prosecuted by the National Security Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
There’s some very interesting stuff in the affidavit:
7. U.S. Person 1 is a United States citizen and an American political operative. BUTINA established contact with U.S. Person 1 in Moscow in or around 2013. U.S. person 1 worked with Butina to jointly arrange introductions to U.S. persons having influence in American politics, including an organization promoting gun rights (hereinafter “GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION”), for the purpose of advancing the agenda of the Russian Federation.
I can’t wait for the explanation from the “gun rights organization”.
Pass the popcorn.
Today Donald Trump kissed up to Putin and sold out the United States. His performance was so horrifying that a former CIA director, John Brennan, characterized it as exceeding “the threshold of high crimes & misdemeanors. It was nothing short of treasonous.” Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper added that, “on the world’s stage, in front of the entire globe, the President of the United States essentially capitulated and seems intimidated by Vladimir Putin. So it was amazing and very, very disturbing.”
All of which tends to confirm what we’ve all known all along: our president owes Putin big-time and is running scared as the extent of the debt is close to being exposed by the special prosecutor.
When it comes to Republicans, we’re faced with two related issues. First, there are members of their party who actively benefited from Russian manipulation of our election, and even sought out help that turned out to come from Russia, whether they fully understood it at the time. Second, much of the rest of their party is now arguing that it’s really no big deal if the Russians manipulate American elections, so long as the GOP is the one that benefits. […]
We all know how eager the Trump campaign was to work with the Russian government when the campaign believed the Russians had dirt on Clinton to share. But just as we’ve seen so many times before, Trump’s naked corruption is merely a more unapologetic version of what’s happening within the Republican Party. So the question now is: Is this still going on? Are any Republican candidates currently receiving information obtained through Russian hacking about their opponents?
Which leads me to ask: what does GOP Senator Roy Blunt have to say about how Donald Trump is putting the security of our country at risk? Or my 2nd district GOP representative, Ann Wagner? So far nothing but crickets. And that goes for the rest of the Missouri delegation.
But it’s early times yet – just a few hours after the press conference after all. I’ll be watching to see how our GOP delegation responds after they’ve had a chance to test the direction of the wind in order to decide where their convictions lay. Who knows, just because they didn’t condemn daddy right away doesn’t mean they won’t manage to summon up some mild distress as long as it doesn’t look like it’ll get the red-meat pitchfork brigade too fired up.
I’ll be getting back to you when/if I learn who has an incipient backbone and who doesn’t. It’s important. We’ve got vitally important midterms coming up – and Trump’s public stance, in terms of what he says and his policies amounts to a giant “so what?”. All of which leads one to really worry about what deals may have been made – or further elaborated – in the two hours when the dictator and the wannabe dictator conferred unattended.