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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Trump Bullies Justice and Democracy

Just as Donald Trump bullies and abuses women as supported by the facts,  this character also bullies and harms We the People and our democratic republic by attacking our American political system, media, and the rule of law.

He makes baseless claims that the FBI spied on his campaign. Whereas, the truth might be that people informed on his and his campaign's illicit behavior during the conduct of his campaign.

Trump failed to come clean with his conflicts of interest. His and his family members are in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution.

He has allegedly committed misprision of fraud in apparent money laundering in concert with his attorney, Michael Cohen.

Circumstantial evidence in the public domain including numerous statements by Donald Trump indicate that he is a participant in the conspiracy to cooperate with a foreign government to interfere in the fair election process.

Donald Trump's campaign members and leaders are indicted for illegal activities related to Russians and for committing perjury in their testimony.

Donald Trump has consistently attacked the Department of Justice, the Courts, and the rule of law all of which are evidence of his failure to uphold his oath of office and undermines his allegiance to the United States of America.

Mounting is the evidence that this President and members of his government in the Executive branch and Congress are complicit in obstructing justice and in some cases are traitors to the nation.

It is Trump's daily behavior that is evidence supporting the charges that a responsible Congress would act to impeach.

"Trump calls for Justice Department to give lawmakers access to documents on an informant
By Matt Korade and Alessia Grunberger
Updated 7:50 PM ET, Sat May 19, 2018
Trump: DOJ placed a spy in my campaign team
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday called for his Justice Department to allow members of Congress to review documents related to an FBI informant who spoke to some of Trump's advisers during the 2016 presidential campaign.
"If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp!"
The tweet, which fosters an unsupported theory circulating on Capitol Hill and conservative media outlets about an intelligence "informant" spying on the Trump campaign, appears to be the first time Trump has called for the department to allow lawmakers to see the documents. It sets up another possible battle between the President and his own Justice Department."
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/19/politics/trump-tweet-informant/index.html


Bullying America




Sunday, May 6, 2018

Focus on Sustainable Economics

In anticipation of this moment, I wrote Regenerating America with Sustainable Economics by James A. George and James A. Rodger because capitalism is unsustainable without an overhaul.

Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are takers. They are stealing the nation blind at the expense of future generations. They are creating a "feel good" moment. However, it is fake.

Wages are not increasing. Upward mobility is not improving. The gap between wealthy Americans and the Middle Class and Poor is expanding. The debt and deficit are growing.

Suckered by the President and his party are Americans. Explaining the economics of the situation is hard, and that is why I wrote the book. I am pleading though not hopeful that some Democratic leaders will get the message.

Read my book and you can ask me questions. I will answer them.

"Dems face pressure to focus on economy, not Trump 
Democratic leaders in Congress are coming under criticism from liberals who fear the party is spending too much time battling President Trump and not enough building an economic agenda. 
They worry that Democratic leaders are falling into the same trap as Hillary Clinton in 2016, when her relentless attacks on Trump eclipsed her own plans for the country." 
The Hill
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/386231-dems-face-pressure-to-focus-on-economy-not-trump?userid=23145

Friday, May 4, 2018

Trump's Grab of Power

Emblazoned are Donald Trump's supporters by his latest aggressive strategy to save himself from his lies and assault on Democracy in America. You can read it in their social media comments in response to news reports about him.

They insist that he won the election fairly and that Americans must accept him as their leader. No, he didn't win fairly, and no, we don't have to take a dysfunctional insurgent who undermines our democracy. We don't have to wait to throw him out for malfeasance and failing to uphold his oath of office.

Lying by a federal official is a crime, and Donald Trump has done it more than 3,000 times since entering the office. A responsible Congress would have impeached him long ago. Except, this Congress is participating in the obstruction of justice and is as derelict as the President.

As the wheels of justice move forward, Trump will attempt to hide behind his duties and pretend that he doesn't have to deal with legal challenges to his legitimacy. All through his life, he has cheated and gotten away with it. Not this time. Journalists and citizens like me are yelling, "You are fired!"

Soon, we will be yelling, "You are under arrest!"



Trump today, talking incessantly 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Call to Citizens

Dear Fellow Americans,

If you follow my blog and news reports, you know that as an independent analyst I have advocated the following:
  1. Standards for selecting candidates for public office including the President and Members of Congress that are equal to or greater than criteria for hiring all government executives and professionals.
  2. Standards for political parties and their hosting and vetting candidates who represent them.
  3. Standards for political party platforms and candidate manifestos.
Also, I published a detailed book about Regenerating America with Sustainable Economics that addresses deficiencies in the capitalist model.

I wrote these books to be addressable by most Americans with an average intelligence of a tenth grader.

Now, America is under assault by an insurgency manned by President Trump and all who go along with him. He did not win the election fairly, and it appears that he conspired to collude with the Russians to gain their help. That is a treasonous act as alleged.

Before getting to that allegation in the court of law, the President and his go-along followers in the US Congress actively participated in the obstruction of justice. That is a crime of high order and an impeachable offense for the President and every member of his administration and Congress who "went along" with him.

The outcome of the prosecution can dismantle the incumbent Executive Branch in which the Vice President is also complicit and disqualified from the protocol in establishing a new government.

Following the Midterm elections, that means the Speaker of the House will be eligible to assume of the office of President should the prosecution take place, impeachment, and Constitutional protocol.

While the rule of law plays out in the Court, American citizens must improve their performance in evaluating elected representatives. To be a true patriot and responsible citizen in a pluralistic democracy, you can't sit by and plead ignorantly.

Take the step to read my book, How to Select an American President by James A. George and James A. Rodger (c) 2017 Archway Publishing available in all forms on Amazon.com at the link below.

If you read my book, I want to hear from you. Tell me what you think on my blog and I will answer questions too.

Sincerely,

James A. George
Independent Journalist, Author

PS: A great gift for your children and grandchildren.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Select-American-President-James-George/dp/1480840882/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=04MRKK4FY7HSXZ6AMMPW




Trump Lied, Covered; Giuliani Spills the Beans

Is it not bad enough that immoral and hypocritical Republicans selected a flawed-character-candidate who mistreated women and cheated on his wife while operating a business based on the "cheating model" that is like a mobster?

Try to ignore it, and it comes home to roost.

Trump, the liar, first denied knowing about his affair with Stormy Daniels while is was married to his pregnant wife, now First Lady. Second, Trump lied about having his attorney pay her off. Third, he and his attorney said Cohen made the payoff as an in-kind contribution.

Now, Rudy Giuliani, Trump's latest lawyer, says Trump had an affair, directed the payment, and reimbursed his lawyer.

America that is the character that you elected to "do deals?"

"Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said Wednesday that President Trump reimbursed his personal attorney Michael Cohen the $130,000 paid to adult-film star Stormy Daniels to stay quiet about their alleged affair. 
Giuliani, who recently joined Trump’s legal team, told Fox News’s Sean Hannity that the payment was “perfectly legal” and was “not campaign money,” meaning the arrangement didn’t violate campaign finance law. 
“It's not campaign money. No campaign finance violation. They funneled through a law firm and the president repaid it,” Giuliani said. 
"He didn’t know about the specifics of it as far as I know, but he did know about the general arrangement, that Michael would take care of things like this," he said." 
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/385965-giuliani-trump-reimbursed-cohen-for-payment-to-stormy-daniels

Lying is a crime. President Trump is a criminal. Case closed.


Image: Daily Kos

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Weighing In On Heavyweight Fight: Trump vs. Mueller

This independent journalist and specialist on "How to Select an American President," has held back for weeks in engaging the Trump News. The reasons include:


  • The saga is a slow roll
  • The spin is repetitive
  • Trump's actions are a pattern of lying and deceit
  • The US House of Representatives is conflicted and obstructing justice
  • The US Senate can't decide


However, monumental issues confront the nation in foreign policy:


  • Peace with North Korea
  • Denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula
  • Improving the multinational agreement with Iran
  • Resolving a consistent strategy for Syria
  • Formulating effective policy with Russia
  • Improving policy with China


The appointment of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is positive. The appointment of NSA Advisor John Bolton is a mistake. Trump's feuding with his chief of staff, John Kelly is counterproductive as is Trump's undisciplined and unprofessional Tweeting.

While President Trump's character and behavioral flaws loom large, his firmness in policy is forcing action. Trump's flawed management style produces a chaotic environment that is the antithesis of what would be right for the times.

Trump has had consistent run-ins with the law because he has no respect for the rule of law. His behavior in business was described as mobster-like and we have seen his abuse of people and women time and again. That makes him unfit and undermines any worthy accomplishments because Trump is a black mark on American history.

As for his deciding to be interviewed by the Special Prosecutor, from a citizen's perspective, Trump had blown the chance. I encourage Robert Mueller to issue a subpoena. Put Trump before a Grand Jury without counsel and make him face his mistakes and hold him accountable for obstructing justice. I have little doubt that the prosecution will stop there.

Trump will implode before the jury, and the prosecution will let him have it for conspiracy and colluding with the Russians.

Maybe, they will make this citizen's day.

Exclusive: Giuliani says decision on Trump-Mueller interview 'several weeks away'
BY NIALL STANAGE - 05/02/18 04:15 PM EDT
 
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told The Hill on Wednesday that President Trump’s legal team was still “several weeks away” from determining whether the president would consent to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. 
Giuliani, who joined the president’s legal team roughly two weeks ago, said the decision would be determined in large part by how “objective” he and his colleagues perceive Mueller to be. 
“The more objective [Mueller] is, the more likely we would be willing to cooperate. The less objective, then we would be foolish to do that,” he said. 
A Washington Post report on Tuesday evening revealed that Mueller had threatened back in March to subpoena Trump if the president did not agree to a voluntary interview. The specter of a subpoena was one that Cobb, in particular, was seen as very eager to avoid.
In a brief phone interview, diGenova — who is understood to provide informal advice to the president though he has no official role in Russia-related matters — insisted that Cobb had “been wanting to leave for a considerable period.” 
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/385912-exclusive-giuliani-says-decision-on-trump-mueller-interview-several?userid=23145


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Trump Is Guilty of What?

 Trump is guilty of self-incrimination. 

Trump says he's innocent. What does a reasonable citizen observe?

1. Characterized as an incessant liar, Trump lies a lot about essential matters. Doing that as an elected federal official is a crime. Why is he not prosecuted? The answer is, the US Congress has a conflict of interest and is failing to do its job.

2. Trump makes slanderous statements that are untrue. People like Obama could sue him. It is former girlfriends who bring the charges. That involves his lawyer, Michael Cohen.

3. Trump's friends, associates, and appointees are a terrible lot. Indited are many as more face criminal investigation including his lawyer.

4. Trump says he didn't conspire to collude or cooperate with the Russians, and yet many of his close associates apparently did. Trump said he didn't have conflicts of interest with Russians, though he never came clean with his IRS statements and business audits.

"Trump keeps saying he’s innocent. But his posturing over his legal troubles often makes him sound guilty, our analysis shows. 
President Trump’s declaration that his longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen would not “flip” and cooperate with federal investigators is only the latest instance of Trump adopting a posture that is both combative and defensive — and, perhaps unwittingly, creates the appearance of a coverup." 
The Washington Post email


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