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Showing posts with label Congress. Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Take Out the Trash - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
01.25.2020

Take Out the Trash

You heard the impeachment managers from the House of Representatives, it is time for the Senate to do their work and clean out the oval office.

Donald J. Trump must go!

Sadly it is not likely to happen. The GOP has turned into a cult of personality, it is not the Grand Old Party anymore, it is now the Great Oligarchichal Party of America, completely unmoored from its founding as the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower.

It has become the party of anti-intellectual no-nothings, totally corrupt, self-dealing self-serving garbage, and we have to throw the bums out.

We all know that the republicans in the Senate are faithless, craven cowards. They have abandoned their oath of office, which they never meant to uphold, and they are planning to sell out the constitution for their personal short term political gain.

We must hold them accountable. If they are unwilling to hold Donald trump accountable, the rest of must hold them all accountable, take our country back, and uphold the rule of law.

This means we have to stick together.

We have to stay unified, all the way through the campaign season which is now in full swing.

We have to get behind and stay behind the candidate who captures the momentum, we have to stop letting our idealism get in the way of progress.

Let the republicans have their moment over the next few days, because it is their moment, and there is nothing we can do about it. Let them have it, they can stew in their garbage until the next election when we clear them all out in a clean sweep.

Remember people, this election year is a census year, and whoever control congress controls redistricting, if we let that slip away we give up the whole game for the next ten years.

Trump is getting to be acquitted, not in the interest of justice, but because fifty four Republican Senators are not able to bear witness to Trump’s corruption through the filters they have set up to blind themselves to their own.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Correct the Record - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
01.18.2020

Correct the Record


Donald Trump like to refer to his impeachment as the “impeachment hoax.”

It is not a hoax. Donald Trump has been impeached. It cannot be undone.

I was listening to one of his lawyers, Alan Dershowitz talk about the “alleged impeachment,” and about his desire to speak up against the unconstitutional impeachment of Donald Trump.

The impeachment of Donald Trump is not a thing that has been alleged, is being alleged, it is a historical reality.

The 116th Congress has impeached the 45th President of the United States.

Donald Trump has been impeached for Abuse of Power, and Obstruction of Congress.

It is grossly irresponsible for the fourth estate, our media, to pretend that this hasn’t happened, or to allow anyone they are speaking to, interviewing, participating on a panel with to issue these kinds of counterfactual statements without challenging them.

Donald Trump has been impeached, he is a disgrace.

The process of impeachment was legal, therefor it was constitutional, Alan Dershowitz is wrong.

We cannot let this criminal regime and its supporters continue to lie on his behalf, muddle the truth, pretend that Donald Trump’s crimes in office do not matter.

They matter.

Correct the record.

Speak the truth.


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Impeach Donald Trump - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
12.06.2019

Impeach Donald Trump


The fake president is going to be impeached!

Thank goodness, nevermind the naysayers, those who want to decry this development as an act of partisan politics. It is partisan, but that is only because the democrats in congress are showing a genuine concern for the rule of law, our national security, and the integrity of our elections.

It is true that there are some partisans that have been calling for the impeachment of the president since he took office. You can complain that they were being presumptive, but it does not mean that they were wrong. Donald Trump conspired with a foreign power to win the presidency in the first place, and he is set to do it again if nobody stops him.

He is corrupt to his core, and his corruption is spreading to every branch of government.

Those who were calling for his impeachment from t=day one, they may have been presumptuous but they were right.  

Donald Trump is a criminal and he must be removed from office, if the Senate won’t do it when he stands trial there, then the people will have to do it November, but either way history has to record that his conduct is unacceptable, will not be tolerated, and cannot continue.

It is the duty of all Americans to stand behind this impeachment.

The day he ordered a government agency to lie about the size of the crowds attending his inauguration was the first instance of an abuse of power that showed us what we could expect during the course of his term.

It was a small thing, and completely in keeping with his character; people laughed and made light of it, but I was reminded of Master Ittei’s words from the Hagekure: “Matters of great concern should be treated lightly." Master lttei commented, "Matters of small concern should be treated seriously."

This is more than just a bit of strategy, it is a philosophy for life.

Donald Trump cannot be trusted to execute his oath faithfully, and censuring him is not enough.

Congress must let the world know that his presidency is not acceptable to the American people, and every single one of his supporters in the House of Representatives, and the Senate must be put on the record that they approve or disapprove of his actions, whatever the case may be.

They must be put on the record and held accountable for their vote by the judgement of their constituents, and of history, ultimately.

Let come what may!



Saturday, November 2, 2019

Impeachment - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
11.02.2019

Impeachment


It is about time, and not soon enough. The impeachment of the orange tyrant has begun.

I am grateful for it.

All people of good conscious must get support it. Donald Trump’s criminal pursuit of the presidency began before the 2016 election, and he has continued his criminal enterprise throughout his tenure in office.

The American people must demand his impeachment and removal from office, and his disqualification from seeking the office in the future.

Listen!

This is not a court of law, we are in the court of common sense, the people and our representatives in Congress and the Senate must act to protect to protect the country and the constitution from the corrupt machinations of an impulsive, illiterate madman.

Speak up, make yourself heard, tell the pundits in the media, the news anchors and analysts, tell everyone who speaks and writes on public affairs that we have had enough.

We cannot fret about the political fortunes of our preferred political parties, we cannot give any weight to those who tell us “let the voters decide.” We cannot let this man remain in office one day longer than we have to. On any given day Donald Trump’s rash and impulsive character has the potential to do irrevocable harm to the country, the American people, and our allies. Witness the pain and suffering he has visited on our allies the Syrian Kurds, as proof of this claim.

He sold them out.

He sold them out to benefit Turkey and Russia, and by extension murderous Regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria and his benefactors in Iran. The man cannot be trusted to make decisions on behalf of the broader interest of the American people. He only sees his future economic interests at play, his Twin Trump Towers in Turkey, his long standing desire to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

It did not and still does not matter to Trump that our allies the Kurds are being subjected to ethnic cleansing by the Turks, squeezed between them and Russians, having to turn to Syria for help. It does not matter that two weeks before he sold them out our Kurdish allies provided us with the intelligence that allowed us to take out the leader of ISIS. The Fake and Corrupt President has no loyalty to anyone or anything but his own narrow self-interest.

Impeach him, remove him now, disqualify from holding any federal office.

He employed illegal extortion and bribery tactics against our ally Ukraine, he did it to benefit his 2020 presidential campaign, and his benefactor Vladimir Putin, the Russian dictator. Donald Trump will do worse if we do not hold him accountable.

It is the duty of all American patriots to stand against him.

Every single day the man is profiting illegally from his office, taking money from both State governments and foreign powers, in violation of the emoluments clause of the constitution.

He has been exercising an abusive and criminal influence over every branch of his government from the first day he took office, lying to the American people directly, and through his political appointees in government.

We cannot trust anything he says.

Impeach him now.

Censure all of his allies in and out of government, those feckless apologists and cowards who pretend that the things he is do are normal and okay; vote them out of office.

Get rid of them, they are no good.

This is a time for all American people to act. To be outraged. Our republic is in danger of going off the rails.

America, we deserve better than this.

We cannot suffer a man who courts the support of dictators, strong-men, and tyrants around the world, who asks them time and time again to interfere in our democracy, we cannot allow him to destroy our republic.

He is not worth your support! Drop him like a bad habit! Let’s move on!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Traitor - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
10.05.2019

Traitor


A lying, cheating, thief, that is the character of the man that occupies the white house: the fake president, the orange menace, the little baby tyrant.

As a veteran who swore an oath to protect the constitution of the United States, to protect it from all enemies, foreign and domestic, I am sickened by the lack of moral probity that half of the United States Congress is demonstrating as they make apologies and excuses for Donald J. Trump, I am sickened and disheartened and fearful for the republic, because they swore the same as of service as I did, and they are treating it so cheaply.

The president is a traitor to the country, it is fully apparent. Donald J. Trump is operating a rogue regime and an enemy of the state.

This week that bloated bloviating blowhard called for civil war, not to protect the people, but to protect himself.

He is actively threatening a repeat of the deadliest war we have ever fought, he would sacrifice all of those live to line his own pockets.

He is seeking the aid of our adversaries abroad to strengthen his political position, he is petitioning them, and attempting to extort them to do so.

As he is being called to account for his criminal deeds he is out on the stump lying to his followers telling them that he is being subjected to a coup de etat.

Do not let it stand!

Listen; a coup de etat is an illegal, extra judicial, violent overthrow of a duly elected government. What congress is engaged in right now through its impeachment inquiry is a constitutional, process designed to safeguard our democracy.

Anyone who takes up the language of coup, and civil war, is giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States of America.

We cannot trust them, they need to be voted out of office, and taken off the air waves.

Donald Trump belongs in prison, along with his sons and his daughter and his wife, along with any person who has knowingly gone along with his schemes to undermine the rule of law or the separation of powers between the three branches of government.

His crimes cannot be ignored.

The sycophants who praise him and protect him in congress, those fools in his administration they need to stop. Their constituents need to ask themselves what is wrong those people that they do not have the common sense that would afford a normal person the ability to tell when they are being lied to, or to discern when they are being conned.

Republicans in congress, especially in the Senate they need to stop running from the man’s crimes, acting like they are powerless to do anything about it. They have to make a principled stand to fulfill their oath and defend the Constitution.

The time to act has come!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Keeping it Real - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
07.20.2019

Keeping it Real


Please remember, all the racial animus that T-Rump is stirring up is meant to distract from the testimony Robert Muller will give before congress next week.

All the back and forth, every despicable word, every outrage is a calculated designed to dominate the news cycle.

This is true of his warmongering with Iran as well.

Reports are coming out that T-Rump is privately more hawkish than he has let on, he wants us to be thinking of anything other than him on the day Muller sits down to testify.

Keep it real.

The man is a monster, he is a criminal, he is utterly contemptible, he needs to be removed from office.

Listen.

There is no rationalizing with T-Rump or those who support him. They do not care about reason, rationality, truth, or facts. They are guided neither by ethos or principle. They are not conservatives, they are not libertarians, like T-Rump they have no convictions, there is only this moment, and the demands of the ID right now.

Keep the energy focused on T-Rump and his crimes, the crimes of family, his campaign and his administration. His lifetime of criminal fraud in business. Do not let them offer a defense, they have none, let’s not pretend they do.

Do not pretend that in any place other than a court room do we have to give T-Rump the benefit of the doubt and respect the presumption of innocence. T-Rump is not in a courtroom, he may never stand trial for the things he has done, therefore he must be convicted in the court of public opinion, where no-such presumptions exist.

He is a liar, call him out on his lies, do not give him any credence, do not even speak to him.

Keep his mouth shut.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Wrong Way - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
06.08.2019

The Wrong Way


Nancy Pelosi let her frustration with Donald Trump, on the one hand, and her caucus on the other hand, get away from her.

It was shameful. It is the wrong way, that is the Trump way.

In a private meeting the Speaker of the House said that she does not want to see Donald Trump impeached, she wants to see him in prison.

Take no comfort in that.

Donald Trump is a criminal. His administration is illegitimate, but he must be removed from office before we can put him on trial for his crimes.

Apologists for the speaker are saying that there is no harm in her words, she is playing the same card e plays when Donald Trump calls for the prosecution and imprisonment of his political opponents.

That is not how America is supposed to work. We cannot let our leaders speak that way about their rivals, that road leads to the undoing of our representative democracy, and the dissolution of the republic.

We cannot leave a criminal in office. He must be impeached.

Open the inquiry now. Hold each member of congress accountable for their vote.

Put Donald Trump on trial in the Senate, hold each senator accountable for their vote.

Expose the fake president for the criminal that he is.

Do it now; duty demands it.

Let it play out as it will.

Show courage, this is not the ginned up impeachment of Bill Clinton, this is something else.

This is what your oath of office demands.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Impeach Him - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
03.16.2019

Impeach Him

I am not sure what is going on with the work that congress has undertaken to exercise oversight on the Trump administration, to investigate his lies and crimes, both before he took office and after.

There is a lot of ground to cover, and it makes no sense for the Democratic Party’s leadership in Congress to take impeachment off the table.

Clinton was impeached, though he was not removed from office he was impeached, and that is a permanent part of the record of his presidency.

Trump deserves no less.

Impeachment without removal from office is still impeachment, and the things this man has done, mark him as the most corrupt president in the history of the United States. The house of representatives needs to impeach him, regardless of whether the senate will toss him out of office.

The man has lied, suborned perjury, cheated, stolen, obstructed justice and abused power. He will into be indicted for his crimes while he occupies the oval office. Therefore he must be impeached.

Impeachment hearing must be held, it must be debated on the floor. Every congressperson must be forced to vote on it, and everyone in the senate has to be put on the record, stating unequivocally how much the value the principles of our democracy.

Speaker of the House Pelosi, and the rest of the leadership who are hedging, the just need to learn how to tell the story. Impeachment does not need to end with the Trump being expelled from office.

Impeaching Trump is step one and it is the responsibility of the House of Representatives. Expelling him from office is the responsibility of the Senate. If he is impeached and the senate elects to not throw him out, that is on the Senate. He will still have been impeached.

 Do it now.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Truth and Lies, Can You Tell the Difference - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
03.02.2019

Truth and Lies – Can You Tell the Difference

Michael Cohen testified before congress this week. He spent ten years working for Donald Trump as his personal attorney and fixer. He is a convicted felon, convicted of perjury, among other things.

He is a known liar.

He lied professionally for Donald Trump. Donald Trump is a pathological liar, and he surrounds himself with liars, people who are totally divorced from any relationship to the truth, people Like Roger Stone and Paul Manafort and Jerome Corsi and Rick Gates who have made their personal fortunes lying.

I watched Ivanka Trump lie this week about her father’s role in granting her husband a top secret security clearance, overruling the judgement of the intelligence professionals whose job it is to vet people for the clearance necessary to have access to the nation’s most sensitive data.

I watched Donald Trump lie about it to.

I watched Representative Jim Jordan, Republican from Ohio condemn Cohen for his lying, when all last year I watched the same the same man lie through his teeth about his knowledge the systematic molestation of college wrestlers at Ohio State University where Jim Jordan had served as an assistant coach. The doctor molested dozen of wrestlers in the program. Jim Jordan had a locker next to his. He was named as a witness by several wrestler who pressed a suit against the university. Jim Jordan denied; lying through his teeth he denied ever having heard about it.

The lies they tell, the inveterate liars they all are; It makes me wonder if they even understand the concept of truthfulness.

All of these liars claim to be Christians, and as such they are supposed to have an obligation to the truth, but they lie without compunction and feign indignancy when they are confronted with the truth.

Michael Cohen, for all his faults, he brought proof to back up his claims when he testified before congress this week. He wasn’t asking anyone to believe him, he was just making the record plain.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Election Post Facto - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
11.10.2018

Election Post Facto


Hope.

The electoral response to T-Rump was fantastic. We voted and T-Rump vision for America was checked.

It was checked, and that is hopeful.

There is hope, but the struggle is far from over.

The Democratic Party lost a couple of races that we had hoped would win. We lost them narrowly. We can take heart in the fact that the race for the Senate in Texas was as close as it was, even though Beto went down.

The same is true of the Governor’s race in Georgia, though we are still counting votes, and there is a sliver of a chance that when the votes are done being counted, it will result in a run-off election on December 4th. We have to keep our energy up, and be prepared to turn out for that race, if it should occur.

The race for Governor and Senate in Florida is still being counted as well, we cannot allow these races to be concluded until every vote that has been cast has been counted. We cannot allow Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion to stand, that the right to vote does not guarantee the right to have your vote counted.

The Democratic Party won big, but we need to keep on winning. We cannot rest and we must take stock of the campaigns that ran successfully, in Texas and Florida and Georgia, even if the candidates ultimately lost or loose.

I have always been a proponent of supporting the moderate middle, not because I am a moderate at heart, but because I believe that politics is about the art of compromise.

However, we were shown something, and I have learned something, that the right candidate can carry a progressive message, and drive it straight into the heart of conservative Texas, and Georgia, even congressional districts in Oklahoma, the right candidate can take the message home, and turn out people who have never voted before.

The Democratic Party has to learn its lesson from this, we have to field progressives in every district where the contrast and distinction of the platform will stir the people up, and get them to take a chance on changing direction.

I still believe in compromise, but I also believe in the necessity of reclaiming the starting point on where the negotiation must begin, and plant that flag far to the left, and reclaim the middle for fairness, equality, and common sense.

There is hope, yes, but there is also cause for grave concern.

T-Rump is afraid, and he is stirring up his base. They are coming out to support him with guns and bombs, literally, his people are willing to kill to defend his fake presidency, his criminal regime.

There is hope, yes but there is a certain need to stay mobilized and keep the pressure up.

Tens of millions of people came out in support of the Republican agenda, of Donald T-rump and the sycophants in Congress that do obeisance to him. The fake president still have control oft the executive branch, Mitch McConnell will remain the senate majority leader (unless a couple of conscientious Senators decide to go independent and caucus with the Democrats), and so-called conservatives still hold out of nine seats on the Supreme Court.

The country showed more of who we truly are last Tuesday, both the good and the regrettable, we came out in large numbers, and we have to keep up the struggle and push our majority through the year 2020, and the redistricting of congressional districts that will take place then.   

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Destroying the Truth - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
09.12.2018

Destroying the Truth

Twenty years ago the Republicans in the House, many of them, like South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, still serving in congress, impeached President Bill Clinton, for the crime of perjury.

They impeached him for lying under oath. They failed to convict him in the Senate, but all of the republicans in the Senate at the time voted to convict, many of them are still there now, like the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, the Senator from Iowa.

These hypocrites pretended that fidelity to the truth was so important that they would throw the duly elected President out of office, because he lied to federal investigators, under oath, in the context of a hyper partisan investigation that began by looking at some real estate deals and ended up focusing on a consensual sexual relationship between him a white house intern

The Republicans in the Senate do not care for the truth, not one jot, the truth is a thing to be parsed for political advantage, they themselves are sworn to uphold the law and to protect and preserve the Constitution of the United Sates of America, now they are willing to turn a blind while Judge Brett Kavanaugh, lies to their face, not once or twice, but repeatedly.

My opinion is not the judgment of a court of law, I do not have hold back from expressing it until I wait for evidence to be presented that convinces me beyond a reasonable doubt.

I am just a private citizen, and I have seen enough from this guy and his apologists in the Republican Party, the President and the Senate, the members of the house and all of their paid pundits, to know that this man lied in his testimony before the senate.

He lied in these hearings related to his candidacy to sit on the Supreme Court, and he lied in his testimony when he was first made a federal judge.

He lied.

He lied about his activities in the Office of Legal Council for President George W. Bush.

He lied about his receipt and use of stolen e-mails from the Democratic members of congress.

He lied about his connections to the law firm of the current President of the United States.

Now he is lying about his sexual assault of a fifteen year old girl when he was in high school.

Everyone knows he has lied about these things and is lying. The President knows, the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky knows, every member of the Judiciary Committee knows.

Everyone in the world who has paid any attention to his nomination hearings knows that he is willing to commit the crime of perjury, the crime they impeached Bill Clinton for, he is willing to commit that crime over and over again, just so that he can get a life time appointment to the Supreme Court.

He knows he is a lying liar, and he just does not care. For him, and everyone who is supporting him, the adherence to the truth is a matter of convenience.

They are like the old man in Tom Wolf’s novel, Bonfire of the Vanities, who tells his son, “If the truth won’t set you free…then lie.”

I prefer the wisdom of Merlin, who tells King Arthur when he asked what the greatest quality of knighthood is, Truth he says, it is Truth, “because when you lie, you murder a part of the world.”

Step back for a moment and have some perspective. I know we are not going to stop the lying liars from lying, and every politician lies, republicans have not cornered the market on it, and the democrats in office, even the most virtuous of them prevaricate.

This is different, there are nine members of the Supreme Court, the sit there for life, they have the power to interpret law in such as way as to make sweeping changes in our culture. They are no elected, they are nominate and then confirmed by the Senate.

This conservative Republican Party can find someone else to take the seat on the highest court. They can and they should find someone who does not have to lie to get past his hearings, who isn’t guilty of the things he is guilty of, and he is guilty of them.

He is guilty of sexually assaulting that girl when he was in high school, and he is guilty of lying about it now.

And that is where we are.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

All Politics is Local - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
07.28.2018

All Politics is Local


The next general election is about one hundred days away.

Already the cracks are appearing between so-called traditional democrats and the so-called progressive wing.

Remember, all politics is local. What sells in the Bronx, may not sell in Branson. What passive for common sense in Minnesota, is different than Idaho, Colorado, Arizona.

All politics is local, Tip O’Niel said, former speaker of the house, local races will be won or lost on the ground.

Political activists and part time enthusiasts must be mindful of the stakes. It is vital that we take control of congress this year.

We must, we absolutely must put the brakes on the Trump agenda, investigate him, and take control of government through the power of the purse.

We must, we absolutely must hold on to this power through 2020, and expand it, because that is when redistricting occurs.

And we must win the white house at the same time.

In the modern era, in the twenty-four hour news cycle, we have a tendency to nationalize everything, we have to resist this temptation.

The liberal idealism of the progressive wing cannot become the standard by which we measure good politics. Neither can resistance to it become. We cannot afford to be isolated from one another, alienated from one another.

The future of the Democratic party is Urban, Intellectual, and Muti-racial, we cannot lose sight of that, but we need more than that, right now we need a super majority, in congress and in state houses across the country. We need to win those seats and we need to hold them, for more than a cycle or two.

We need to cooperate with one another to do that, because this bird ain’t gonna’ fly with broken wings.
I am not suggesting that we return to the mistakes of the past, where we pander to white working class men; un-educated, anti-intellectual, rural poor. That demographic is lost to the Democratic Party, and we do not want them back.

We want a super-majority in congress, to get that we must be respectful of one another, and be ready to compromise.

We have to be willing to argue for our ideals, without insisting on them. In the democratic caucus we have to practice the art of persuasion, not coercion, and we cannot be derisive of those who do not mark each and every box on the ideological checklist as we do.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion, Fake President – Part III



Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
03.04.2017

Donald Trump gave his first address before a joint address of congress.
The T-Rump received a lot of praise in the hours afterward in for most of the next day. Many of his critics in the media revealed that they were extremely willing to forgive him for his dark, destructive, and bombastic rhetoric, that they would forget, it if he were to simply change his tone, they would move on.
I will not move on.
There was a gentler tone to his speech. However, the policies he articulated are dangerous for the American people, and the world. Enacting them will hurt us:

Billions more in spending for a bloated military
A drastic expansion in nuclear weapons programs
Tax cuts that target the wealthiest people

Cuts to everything else; the State Department, Education, Health Care, everything.

While his performance received high praise, both the speech and its delivery were mediocre. He gave no details on any specific policies, and merely promised “great results.”

He singled out the widow of a Navy Seal, whose husband died in the first covert military action that T-Rump authorized. He repeated his lies about the success of that mission. Earlier in the day he blamed the Obama administration for planning the mission, and he blamed his generals for the loss of life.

He revealed, once again, what a coward he is.

He grossly attempted to bathe in the adulations given to the widow, he suggested that her husband was looking down from heaven, and very happy that she received two minutes of applause from congress.

I am guessing he would rather be with his family.

The speech was another example of bad policy, and worse politics. Just as the pundits were shifting into their praise mode, another story broke about members of his administration colluding with the Russians during the campaign in 2016. This time it was his Attorney General who met with the Russian Ambassador twice, and when asked about contact with the Russians at his confirmation hearing, he did not answer truthfully, he misdirected, prevaricated, lied.

Two days later he formally recused himself from any investigation concerning the T-Rump administration and the Russians.

One day ago he committed to revising the testimony he gave the Senate.

More revelations about more meetings between the T-Rump campaign and the Russians have come out since. Revelations about the Russian Ambassador meeting with disgraced National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn, and T-Rumps son-in-law at Trump Tower.

The ambassador came in through the back door to avoid the press.

The news about T-Rumps crimes, it drips steadily, day by day. The man is a criminal, his campaign was a criminal operation, and there is a criminal conspiracy underway to cover it up.

He is a Fake President.

Today T-Rump is attempting to distract the American people with stories about his phones being tapped by the Obama Administration.

I am sorry T-Rump, if your phones were tapped it is because you have been the target of a criminal probe.