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Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Matter Before the Nation

Welcome to "Disgrace the Nation," this Sunday morning. Many Republican legislators' actions lag that of their constituents and the nation. Most Americans do not approve of the President's actions and are very concerned. 

Republican leadership is conflicted in their addressing President Trump's many glaring problems because they want to rush through their agenda before the prospect of losing Trump to a trial.

A complicated legislative agenda lessens the probability of success from both Congressional Republicans failing to agree on what they want to be done and the wild uncertainty of Trump's behavior.

Trump's firing of James Comey is controversial because Trump admitted belatedly that his decision was motivated by a desire to stop the investigation into this political campaign members for their colluding with Russians, and more. Then, he compounded his problem by making a threat against Comey by revealing unknown tapes of their conversation.

Bullying and intimidation and disrespectful behavior are simply not presidential and are a disgrace to the nation.
"On Friday, GOP dissent grew deeper when Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) said the appointment of an independent prosecutor to look into alleged links between Trump associates and Russia “should be on the table,” if congressional probes into the matter encounter obstacles. Heller is up for re-election next year, and his seat is widely seen as the top Democratic target. 
The Nevadan is one of about a dozen GOP senators who have expressed concern or criticism about the president’s actions.  
Trump’s low approval ratings could also loosen the bond between him and his party colleagues on Capitol Hill. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday — and conducted almost entirely before the Comey controversy erupted — gave him an approval rating of just 36 percent among registered voters, with 58 percent disapproving. 
Republican nerves were further frayed by a Friday morning tweetstorm from the president. Trump took aim at Comey, asserting that the fired FBI director “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”" 
http://thehill.com/news/administration/333250-the-memo-dangers-ahead-for-trump-on-comey?rnd=1494688024


1 comment:

  1. Schumer said the special prosecutor would report to Congress instead of the Department of Justice or the White House to prevent the administration from trying to influence the probe’s findings.
    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have advocated for an independent counsel to investigate whether Trump campaign aides colluded with Russian officials to sway the election, an allegation Trump and his administration have repeatedly denied.

    “Remember, the criteria for a special prosecutor, independent in making day-to-day decisions from the hierarchy in the Justice Department and the White House, can only be fired for cause, has to report to Congress, and, very importantly, can look into any attempts to thwart the investigation, are all really important criteria,” Schumer told Tapper on Sunday.

    “And to have that special prosecutor, people would breathe a sigh of relief, because then there would be a real independent person overlooking the FBI director,” the Democratic senator added.

    Schumer expressed hope that more Republicans would join their push for a special prosecutor.

    The Hill

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