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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Oddity about Speaker Ryan

Today, Speaker of the House Ryan was pretending to call for cool heads while being deliberate in considering the facts about the Trump and Comey debacle.

Here's the problem with that. The Emolument Clause Violation issue has been lingering from the first day of the Trump Presidency. He should not have been seated until his business was divested to the satisfaction of the Ethics Office and with scrutiny from the Treasury Department visa vi the IRS.

Furthermore, since the National Security Agency and FBI have long since established that Russians operated a propaganda campaign to support Trump, with the possibility that members of the Trump campaign colluded with them, that investigation should have been accelerated and attended by the House of Representatives and the Senate.

When Michael Flynn resigned for cause and was charged with being an unlicensed foreign agent while serving as National Security Advisor, Trump participated in a coverup that is called Misprision of Fraud.

Also, Trump made some false allegations including being Wired Tapped and surveilled under the direction of Barack Obama. Those things are determined to do to be false.

He also made false statements about election fraud.

Subsequently, he authored an Executive Order immigration ban that has been struck down as being illegal and unenforceable at least three times, in part because Trump made bigoted and unConstitutional statements.

So, what is the hurry, Speaker Ryan and Senor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may ask?

Apparently, there is no hurry at all to rescue the American Democracy from Tyranny that is both a fraudulent President and obstructionist Congress.



  1. Some more...

    "Trump knew very well what Cohn was telling him, and he lived by that lesson. As a businessman, he distinguished himself as a disreputable con; he was spurned by the New York business community less for his cartoonish flamboyance than for his essential dishonesty, his meanness of character. He routinely stiffed contractors and workers. He screwed creditors. He violated casino regulations. He bragged of charitable contributions that he never made. He promoted scams such as Trump University. In the nineties, as his bankruptcies mounted, he lost the ability to obtain credit from the largest and most reputable American banks. In foreign deals, brandishing an inexplicably attractive marketing name, he ignored his legal obligations to carry out due diligence and did deals with flagrantly corrupt business partners. In Azerbaijan, he was party to a deal whose only real enterprise might have been the laundering of money. And yet he always avoided serious legal peril, not least because he played by the lessons imbibed from Roy Cohn. And all the while he lived it up, acquiring the life-style decorations of a third-world dictator or a second-world oligarch. His excess was his brand."

  2. CNN commentators tonight with Wolf Blitzer are speculating that the case against Trump obstructing justice by firing James Comey could take years.

    The trouble with this is that CNN and others are taking one case at a time and not considering the backlog of allegations and the behind the scenes investigations into other issues that are just as serious.

    My media colleagues could do better reporting by making a list and assessing the schedule of progress against the allegations.

    Is the only redress through the obstructionist Congress?

    I ask legal scholars that question.