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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Trump the Traitor

Donald Trump ignored his National Security Advisors and congratulated Vladimir Putin for his reelection. Putin's retaining power is from a flawed election process the likes of which Trump might want to impose on Americans, apparently.

The charade is over. Stand up for America or go along with Trump.
Many Republicans have chosen to "go along," and that means they are treasonous traitors too.

Impeach and prosecute the Trump regime.

"Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway. 
The president did not heed written instructions from his national security team asking him to take a tougher tone with the Russian leader." 
By Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura, and Josh Dawsey
The Washington Post

Trump the Traitor

Monday, March 19, 2018

Stop the Assault on Democracy

President Donald Trump continues to assault persons and institutions with slanderous lies and bully behavior that is inappropriate and unfit for his office. His attacks are against the foundation of our Constitutional democracy and We the People have the right and duty to compel him to cease his illegal actions.

The President is under investigation by the Special Prosecutor as his campaign and business relationships tie directly to the Russian government via a money trail and observable actions.

Leadership in the US House of Representatives is complicit in covering up and obstructing justice with dereliction of duty and performance. That fact makes the nation vulnerable to tyranny by Donald Trump, and he is levying assaults now.

Citizens must remember that when our elected representatives fail to perform, it is our obligation and duty to protest, resist, and revolt against it.  We can vote them out of office. If their destructive performance persists before the election, we can demand their resignations. That is where we are today.

Demand the resignation of US Members of the House of Representatives who go along with President Trump.

Seek their impeachment, though demanding resignations is a swifter and more direct option.
"Rancorous week looms with Trump untamed 
Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN 
(CNN)Donald Trump's weekend of assaults on Robert Mueller's investigation pushed Washington closer than ever to the major crisis of governance that could ensue if the President were to act on his fury and fire the special counsel. 
The President's lambasting of the Russia probe and the administration's sacking of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe prompted warnings from key Republicans that he would send the country over a cliff if he tried to dismiss Mueller. 
And the White House will Monday face uncomfortable new questions about the Trump team's conduct during the 2016 election after Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data firm used by President's campaign, over allegations it used the data of 50 million users of the social media site without their permission."


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Donald Trump Must Be Impeached Now

Donald Trump is using the presidency as a bully pulpit for himself and does not have the nation’s interest as the top priority. From the beginning, his personal manifesto has telegraphed an attack on the US government and its institutions that are created and embodied in law.

By soliciting and engaging support from foreign governments, principally the Russians, he and the Republican Party have undermined the American Political System. The Republican Party advanced the notion that corporations are people too and can garner campaign contributions that dwarf that from individuals. That undermines the principle of one person-one vote. 

The US House of Representatives led by Speaker Paul Ryan is conflicted in investigating Trump and the Trump campaign organization. He and the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee participated in the obstruction of justice and cannot execute their duties to initiate impeachment against an errant and illegal president.

These circumstances that include corruption and breaches of the oath of offices imperils the nation and democracy in the American republic are failing.

The Special Prosecutor initiative is under attack by the President and members of his party. Only The Senate Intelligence Committee has maintained a bipartisan investigation. Though remember that only the House can initiate impeachment. The Senate prosecutes only after the House makes that call. That is unlikely to happen because the House is corrupt.

What happens next in America is up to the rule of law and the Democratic opposition being joined by some uncorrupted Republicans. They must follow the action and employ the Courts to adjudicate the situation.

It behooves the Special Prosecutor to interview the President via voluntary cooperation or subpoena. Trump’s lawyer is calling for the end of the probe into the President’s involvement with the Russians. That might indicate that Trump will attempt to end it by firing the Special Prosecutor. If he does that, it will trigger an unprecedented Constitutional crisis.

All of this is happening as Trump’s White House staff is in chaos as he intends to meet with the North Koreans for which he is inadequately prepared. America is at great risk from President Trump and it is time for all patriots in the Congress to organize calls for immediate impeachment. Such action should be as bipartisan as possible and should include rallying the public’s understanding of the imperative and necessity for the sake of American democracy.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Fight for Freedom against the Trump Tyranny

An American Hero

Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI is an American hero who is being treated unfairly. He will likely appeal his being denied his retirement benefits earned after twenty-five years of service to We the People.

I have been an FBI Special Agent for over 21 years. I spent half of that time investigating Russian Organized Crime as a street agent and Supervisor in New York City. I have spent the second half of my career focusing on national security issues and protecting this country from terrorism. I served in some of the most challenging, demanding investigative and leadership roles in the FBI. And I was privileged to serve as Deputy Director during a particularly tough time.
For the last year and a half, my family and I have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country. Articles too numerous to count have leveled every sort of false, defamatory and degrading allegation against us. The president’s tweets have amplified and exacerbated it all. He called for my firing. He called for me to be stripped of my pension after more than 20 years of service. And all along we have said nothing, never wanting to distract from the mission of the FBI by addressing the lies told and repeated about it.
No more.
The investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has to be understood in the context of the attacks on my credibility. The investigation flows from my attempt to explain the FBI’s involvement and my supervision of investigations involving Hillary Clinton. I was being portrayed in the media over and over as a political partisan, accused of closing down investigations under political pressure. The FBI was portrayed as caving under that pressure, and making decisions for political rather than law enforcement purposes. Nothing was further from the truth. In fact, this entire investigation stems from my efforts, fully authorized under FBI rules, to set the record straight on behalf of the Bureau and to make it clear that we were continuing an investigation that people in DOJ opposed.
The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter. It was the same type of exchange with the media that the Deputy Director oversees several times per week. In fact it was the same type of work that I continued to do under Director Wray, at his request. The investigation subsequently focused on who I talked to, when I talked to them, and so forth. During these inquiries, I answered questions truthfully and as accurately as I could amidst the chaos that surrounded me. And when I thought my answers were misunderstood, I contacted investigators to correct them.
But looking at that in isolation completely misses the big picture. The big picture is a tale of what can happen when law enforcement is politicized, public servants are attacked, and people who are supposed to cherish and protect our institutions become instruments for damaging those institutions and people.
Here is the reality: I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey. The release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee revealed that I would corroborate former Director Comey’s accounts of his discussions with the President. The OIG’s focus on me and this report became a part of an unprecedented effort by the Administration, driven by the President himself, to remove me from my position, destroy my reputation, and possibly strip me of a pension that I worked 21 years to earn. The accelerated release of the report, and the punitive actions taken in response, make sense only when viewed through this lens. Thursday’s comments from the White House are just the latest example of this.
This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.
I have always prided myself on serving my country with distinction and integrity, and I have always encouraged those around me to do the same. Just ask them. To have my career end in this way, and to be accused of lacking candor when at worst I was distracted in the midst of chaotic events, is incredibly disappointing and unfair. But it will not erase the important work I was prevailed to be a part of, the results of which will in the end be revealed for the country to see.
I have unfailing faith in the men and women of the FBI and I am confident that their efforts to seek justice will not be deterred.

Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI.

Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

America’s Last Chance

The nation is a failed state. The remnants of a functioning democratic republic remain in place and are the last chance for citizens to restore the Constitutional government.

The US Congress Republican-dominated House Intelligence Committee failed to do its job in investigating Russian interference in American elections. They decided to shut down their inquiry without having interviewed many prospective witnesses. They failed to follow leads and quit prematurely without respect for bipartisanship. Their work is as failed as their chairman and the Nunes’ memo.

Allowing this to pass is the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. Failing in his duty to pursue charges of impeachment and censure against President Trump who flaunts a disregard for our Constitution and government. That case continues under the Special Prosecutor.

As the Special Prosecutor pursues obstruction of justice charges, he is sure to engage actions by the Speaker and Senate Majority leader, Vice President Pence, and Attorney General Sessions, all participants in obstructing the process.

Ultimately, the case will be made to Congress and in the Courts, that Donald Trump and his regime and associates conspired with Russians to steal Election 2016, and they succeeded.

Only citizens can reverse the downward spiral in the Mid-Term Elections.

Robert Mueller
The Last Statesman