Trumperican Vortex

Sometimes it’s hard to see Russia through the fog of disjointed stories in the news today. but all the stories share a subtext of Vladimir Putin and Donald J Trump.

I like to start with the bottom line for those who don’t care to read my detailed opinions, so here it is— Donald Trump is trying to distract us with a fabricated border crisis. (That’s it.)

Furthering his efforts to distract, has the added bonus of creating chaos in the U.S., making Vladimir Putin a very satisfied customer. Putin’s primary goal, to destroy the U.S. from the inside, is underway. It has been since long before Trump’s inauguration.

Consider the fact that as a result of Trump’s government shutdown, security personnel at our nation’s airports have gone unpaid, resulting in a record number of sick calls. Who can afford a tank of gas to get to their volunteer jobs when they can’t afford to pay rent or feed their children? Call in’s are so high that Miami International Airport has shut down an entire concourse, because they lack security checkpoint staffing.

Who sees logic in this? Trump says there is a security crisis at the border, (there isn’t), so he responds by creating a security crisis at our nation’s airports.

The coast guard too, they have been told to try babysitting, dog walking, ‘secret shopping’, etc, to put food on their tables.

Trump also dismissively suggested these people “ask their fathers for money.” 🤔

Air traffic controllers are also working for free. Who feels comforted knowing distraught and distracted people are directing air traffic?

Food inspection has halted… so, good luck eating anything that did not come out of a can.

These government workers, like most Americans, need their paychecks to survive. They can’t cover their basic needs, like food, shelter, and healthcare… but they’re expected to continue volunteering their time indefinitely while GOP politicians enable this chaos.

Is Secret Service still being paid to protect Trump? The White House has not paid it’s utility bills. I wish they’d shut the water off.

Right now, Donald Trump holds the record for the longest government shut down in U.S. history. He has someone to thank.

News reports this week said Congress passed two bills to reopen the government. That’s great, let’s do it! Oh…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to sign both bills, claiming that ending the shutdown is out of his control… does he need a pen?

Who is in control if not our “elected” officials?

Mitch McConnell has been obstructing democracy for 33 years. He is the 11th richest man in Kentucky, the 5th poorest state in the country. I hate this evil man turtle.

In contrast, I love Senator Maizie Hirono of Hawaii. She calls it like she sees it, and she called out Senate Majority Leader’s lie

“It’s not in my power to end the government shutdown.”

“He is choosing to forget congress has veto power. He has exercised his power to lower taxes for the rich, to force a vote to end ACA, and to end Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the SCOTUS.” ~ Senator Maizie Hirono

https://twitter.com/maziehirono/status/1083549374628745218?s=12

This man who thinks only those of his ilk deserve basic human necessities, like healthcare, has enjoyed a lifetime of healthcare paid for by the very same tax payers he is harming.

The middle class have been shouldering the weight of this country forever, but never more than when Republicans are in control of our government.

What else…

The Senate adjourned early on Friday, before 2 pm… off until Monday.

800,000 federal workers are going unpaid, leaving the U.S. broken and less secure, Mitch calls it a week and locks up early.

I have heard it said that our forefathers planned for Trump. Safeguards in our constitution, like the 3 branches of government, should have protected us from a tyrant, and occupation by a hostile foreign enemy. But did our forefathers anticipate Mitch McConnell?

I think they did: Under Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the Constitution, a Member of Congress may be removed from office before the normal expiration of his or her constitutional term by an “expulsion” upon a formal 2/3 vote- (in the Senate, for McConnell).

Oh, look👆🏼there is Elaine Lan Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation, she’s Mitch McConnell’s wife. Isn’t it ironic?

We don’t have to wait for the GOP Majority in the senate to do the right thing either. Removal is not requisite to indict. 12 U.S. Senators have been indicted while in office. Mitch should be #13. (Robert Mueller knows this.)

An alarming story this morning tells of Russian Oligarch, Artem Klyushin. He is tweeting, what sounds like a threat, against Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

We are under occupation by the Russian Government, and Putin wants absolute control of all 3 branches of the U.S. government. With Gorsuch and Kavanaugh they’ve pretty much wrapped up the Supreme Court. They want another seat to solidify their control.

I hope SCOTUS Ginsburg has adequate security.

Trump is the real crisis in our government. His agenda has been to distract us from several undertakings, but a big one is what his Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, is doing. He is lifting sanctions off another Russian Oligarch, Oleg V Deripaska’s enterprises. It takes some gargantuan balls to continue attempts to lift Russian sanctions while under investigation for conspiring with Russia, against the U.S., in exchange for favors… like lifting sanctions.

You might remember Paul Manafort said Oleg V Deripaska paid him $10 million a year to advance Putin’s interests with Western governments.

Remember Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer Don Jr, Kushner, and campaign manager Manafort met with to discuss “adoptions” (lifting sanctions) in exchange for dirt on Hillary? Veselnitskaya, who is now presumed to be in Russia, has just been charged in a separate case showing more ties to the Kremlin.

February 7 is a day to mark on your calendars. Trump’s former “fixer”, attorney Michael Cohen who turned in a plea deal will finally testify before Congress. He taped every conversation he ever had, with everyone, for years. Lordy, there are tapes.

Mueller’s expected to wrap up his investigation in this next month. That speculation comes with the announcement by Rod Rosenstein that he will step down by March.

It is no coincide that Trump has retained a team of 17 new lawyers. They must not have read the memo that Trump doesn’t pay people.

This bad spy thriller is nearing it’s end. We knew Trump would get crazier as the walls closed in. That is exactly what’s happening.

Donald Trump is trying to distract us with a fabricated border crisis. Don’t be distracted.

Mnuchin Defends Lifting Sanctions on Firms Tied to Putin Ally

McConnell calls votes to get workers their pay ‘absolutely pointless’

Trump Has Just Hired An Army Of 17 Lawyers To Hide From Mueller

Can D.C. Shut Off The White House’s Water For Unpaid Bills? | DCist

Russian Lawyer in Meeting at Trump Tower Is Charged in Case That Shows Kremlin Ties

Trump is a bit Stressed

Odd behavior is normal for Donald Trump however, there were widespread reports last night that, during the White House tree lighting ceremony, he visibly panicked as he looked at his phone and quickly left. There were many speculations on the cause.

The most intriguing guess I heard was that Trump received an alert that McDonalds is bringing back the McRib sandwich.

But it might be more than that. His tweet last night was a clue.

This mornings news offered the answer:

Michael Cohen, Trumps long time attorney, has officially flipped after reaching a plea deal with Robert Mueller.

Cohen pled guilty to making false statements to Congress during past testimony and he will provide dozens of hours of testimony, that will be potentially damaging to the president.

CNN reports Cohen’s plea documents state the following:

  • The Trump Tower Moscow Project deal lasted until into Summer 2016.
  • Cohen discussed the Moscow deal more than three times with candidate Trump.
  • Cohen briefed Trump family members about said deal.
  • Cohen took steps in contemplation of Trump’s travel to Russia working towards the hotel deal.
  • Michael Cohen pled guilty to lying to Congress about working on a Trump Hotel Moscow deal in Russia… during the presidential campaign.

Ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen just became ‘the most dangerous witness against the president’: CNN reporter

Trump’s response to reporters outside the White House:

“Michael Cohen is a weak person. And by being weak, unlike other people that you watch, he’s a weak person, and what he’s trying to do is get a reduced sentence. So he is lying about a project everybody knew about.”

Q: If Cohen is such a bum, why did you hire him and have him on your payroll for 12 years and have him do so much of your dirty work?

TRUMP: “Because a long time ago, he did me a favor. A long time ago he did me a favor.”

“When I run for president, that doesn’t mean I’m now allowed to do business… after I won, obviously, I don’t do business… there would be nothing wrong if I did do it [build a Trump-branded building in Moscow].”

Q: “Are you still planning to meet with Putin?”

Trump: “I probably will be meeting with President Putin. We haven’t terminated that meeting. I was thinking about it, but we haven’t. They’d like to have it. I think it’s a very good time to have the meeting.”

Q: Are you considering a Manafort pardon?:

Trump: “The question was asked yesterday about pardons with respect to Paul Manafort. It’s very sad what’s happened to Paul, the way he’s being treated. I’ve never seen anyone treated so poorly…I’m not taking anything off the table.”

Speaking of pardons…

Experts: Trump, Manafort lawyers sharing info could be obstruction

“Could be.” 🙄

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager and a convicted felon who is serving time, lied under oath, engaged in witness tampering while incarcerated, and it has now come to light that his attorney has been sharing information, regarding the line of questioning etc. of the Mueller investigation, with Trump’s attorney.

Why would Manafort risk everything to help Trump?

Perhaps he has been offered a pardon.

Trump’s Lawyer Raised Prospect of Pardons for Flynn and Manafort

🤔 Was Trump’s current attorney offering Manafort a pardon, via his attorney…

Donald Trump, Paul Manafort and that Pesky Witness Tampering Statute

“I have nothing to do with Russia — no deals, no loans, no nothing.” ~Trump

Donald Trump appears to have had deals with Russia.

New York Attorney General, Barbara Underwood has been working to close loopholes in the state of New York that would prevent the filing of State charges for offenses pardoned on the federal level.

“It’s crystal clear that President Trump is willing to use his pardon power to thwart the cause of justice, rather than advance it — and that should trouble each and every American concerned with the rule of law.” ~NY AG Underwood

https://youtu.be/V_TTrX_RZ2Y

👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼Hakeem Jeffries Democratic Representative, New York makes some excellent points.

Regardless,this is bad day for Trump, one of many to come. There are so many people involved in this conspiracy, a conspiracy in the making for decades, estimates are that this investigation will continue for up to 3 years. That doesn’t mean Trump will last 3 more years.

https://www.activemeasures.com/
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If you’d like a better understanding of how this all happened it is worth your time to watch Active Measures.

A Documentary to Watch Today: “Active Measures”

Active Measures | Super Ltd

Active Measures | Super Ltd

If you haven’t yet, watch the new documentary “Active Measures,” released on Saturday August 31, and available on: iTunes, Hulu, or in Theaters.

I’ve watched it… twice. (Dork)

I have read and reread everything I could get my hands on over the past two years, trying to understand what happened to the US government, and I thought I had a firm grasp in my comprehension. This film fills in blanks, puts facts together, events in order, adds particulars I was unaware of, and adds suspenseful background music. 😳

Several well informed people participated in the documentary, including the man of the week, Senator John McCain, President Hillary Clinton (yes she is), several former members of the CIA and FBI, etc.

The film starts at the beginning (strange choice) with a brief Russian history lesson. It details the rise of Vladimir Putin, explains Paul Manafort, exposes Trump, and tells of all the others.

If you think Russia is our friend, you are wrong, and that point is driven home in this film.

I took notes, because I’m a nerd.

I’m giving you my notes so you can relax and watch the film.

(Advice on improving my note taking skills is welcome.)
Divide and conquer—
Brexit, Nato Alliance, Destroy the EU,
Murders journalists and all opposition
Cyber war:
Social media propaganda
Trolls- real people
Algorithms
Bots
Theft of data
White supremaaiat xenophobia rallying
Hacking
Purchase of power plants
Systematic outages in winter
Money laundering (👈🏻👆🏼👇)Non-transparent Shell Corp – Grand Cayman – undetectable.
(I’m hungry)
KUSHNER MET WITH BANK DURING TRANSITION KGB AGENT PROVIDING COVER FOR RUSSIAN
FLYNN UNREGISTERED FOREIGN AGENT FOR TURKEY still chosen for position
(Still hungry)
Tillerson friendship award by Putin
Facilitated Alignment with Putin’s regime
Sanctions 19% of $500 billion arctic exploration deal
Drilling enterprise
Obama sanctions
(Grapes)
In December exactly 19% of rosneft sold
Chief of staff of rosneft assasinated
treason
Not limited to what we know now
“the biggest Intelligence breach in history of the world.”
(Pause to comfort dog due to loud thunderstorm)
(I wonder if a Google search of the word idiot still brings the same result…)

Yes, it does.)

Back to film:
Manafort mumbling “that’s what he said what I said what opposition is” (reminds me of Robert Kardashian’s face when OJ was found not guilty of murdering his ex wife and her friend.)
Trump tried to remove imposed sanctions immediately.
Trump will not implement new sanctions.
Conspicuous coverup.
Claiming a new plan to join forces to fight cyber warfare

Putin and I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking and many other negative things, will be guarded..” Trump tweet after Helsinki
The world sees it.
(Peppermint tea break)
Exposure via financial dealings
Obstruction of justice conspiracy Aiding and abetting aid and comfort-treason
We have done nothing to prepare from future cyber attacks

IN

Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office because Putin wanted him there.

My question— Hillary told us everything about Trump/Russia in her debates with Trump. She was IGNORED.

Why?

No hanging organ?

Correct

Russians actively engaged in a cyber war against the US. They hacked our presidential election, and they’re already at work on the next one. The GOP has done nothing to prevent it from happening again.

Good point.

Watch the film, share your thoughts.

Active Measures | Super Ltd

Active Measures | Super Ltd

Trump is True and Honest

Trump declared his innocence this morning. Thank God he didn’t do it!

And he cares about what will happen to the rest of us if he is impeached, warning of an impending financial crisis… if he is.

“I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor because without this thinking [gestures to his head] you would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe — in reverse.” ~Trump

Shhh… Don’t tell him he has set up the economy to crash whether he stays or goes, giving his rich friends and big corporations a get out of taxes free card, eliminating consumer protections against predatory banking practices, making white collar fraud legal. A crash is inevitable. If he’s removed, we have a chance to minimize it. Don’t confuse him with facts. He cares about us.

Even with his warning and concern for us, he assures us there is no reason to expect impeachment.

cnn.it/2wkcGIa

He is considering pardoning Manafort, because he “feels very badly.” – This, in proper English, means Trump’s ability to feel is wanting.

“…there was always one true sentence that I knew or had seen or had heard someone say.” ~Ernesto Hemingway

This is the truest sentence Trump has ever tweeted. He has extreme difficulty feeling, because he has no soul, he “feels very badly.”

Possible New legislation:

“It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal.”~Trump

Trump wants to make flipping illegal. Pancake houses across the country will suffer for this possible legislation.

It has been pointed out to me that in January, NBC News reported: Trump told friends he’d be in trouble if Manafort “flipped”. If he pardon’s Manafort it will be obstruction of justice overkill/enough obstruction already.

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In a related story, there has been talk of a “mole” inside the Trump camp for many months. I think I might know who Jeff Sessions it is…

And here we have the GOP’s only hope:

Why would the GOP be against supporting this bill?

Meanwhile Mitch McConnell ignored reporters, silently boarded his train, and stared straight ahead as it left.

Yesterday: “U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MCCONNELL SAID CHANCES WERE SLIM FOR ANY CONGRESSIONAL ACTION IN SEPTEMBER THAT WOULD PUNISH RUSSIA IF IT INTERFERES AHEAD OF NOV. 6 ELECTION.” (Reuters)

Grandpa can’t sleep, he was up tweeting early.

OH NO!!! *BREAKING* NEW WITCH HUNT, POSSIBLE NEW ADDITION FOR THE ABOVE PHOTO—

And one last—you must be joking:

В Белом доме установлены российские средства связи – РИА Новости, 23.08.2018

It’s no joke. Russia is not going to give up without a fight.

Don’t let any of this get you down, because as I said at the beginning of this post:

Trump declared his innocence this morning. Thank God he didn’t do it!

But… wait… he’s a liar.

Donald… Stop Talking

It’s always good not to be Donald Trump, but some weeks more so than others. It has not been a bad week for democracy.

The most recent story to hit my news app is concerning Michael Cohen, Trump’s worst nightmare and former attorney. He plead guilty to tax fraud, breaking campaign finance laws, and making false statements to a bank, but says he committed these crimes “in co-ordination with, and at the direction of” his client, Donald Trump. That’s old news… 30 hours at least.

The new revelation is Cohen’s claim that he was present when Trump and Don Jr discussed the planned Trump Tower meeting, to obtain dirt on Hillary from Russian officials. Trump has consistently denied any prior knowledge of the meeting. 🤔 Maybe it was an honest mistake.

Donald Trump’s nom de guerre for his former attorney, Michael Cohen, is “the rat”. The following is just some unsolicited advice I offer to Trump.

Dear Donald,

Calling Michael Cohen a rat, after his confessions made you an unindicted coconspirator, is saying he ratted you out, which implies his information is valid, which means you’re guilty, and stupid. You should stop talking. You’re Welcome.

Prior to pet naming Cohen “the rat”, Trump had been repeatedly proclaiming: “Cohen won’t flip.” Here again…

Dear Donald,

The same way calling someone “a rat” implies your guilt, and brands you stupid, saying they “won’t flip” implies they’re protecting you from a crime you’re guilty of, and that you’re stupid. You should stop talking. You’re welcome.

Michael Cohen doesn’t seem phased by Trump’s attacks. Attorney Michael Cohen’s Attorney, who probably also has an attorney, told NPR:

“Mr. Cohen is not interested in being dirtied by a pardon from such a man.”

Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Lanny Davis Says Cohen Would Never Accept Trump’s Pardon : NPR

Hmm… That is a noble gesture, but a pardon would not help Michael Cohen.

The Associated Press reported:

Today, in Albany N.Y., “investigators in New York state have issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their criminal probe into the Trump Foundation.”

State crimes can not be pardoned by the president. Nobody needs your stinking pardon in this investigation, Donald.

In yet another bonehead move, Trump confessed to campaign finance crimes while attempting to deny having committed campaign finance crimes in interview on Fox News.

Donald, you should stop talking. You’re welcome.

Donald Trump Basically Admitted To A Federal Crime

What else could possibly happen?

Trump held another political rally on Tuesday, this time in Charleston, West Virginia. This was just hours after the one two punch convictions of his former campaign chairman and long time attorney.

Still, regardless of the week’s revelations, chants of “Lock her up!” could be heard… yes really.

Also heard at the rally was music familiar to many, Aerosmith’s “Living on the Edge”. Trump has been served with a third request to cease and desist using any music belonging to Aerosmith as per Steven Tyler, who is not a Trump fan.

Why not use Ted Nugent’s music?

News of a 20 year old jogger, Molly Tibbitts, who was murdered in Ohio, by a 24 year old man, made national news because the murderer is Mexican, although he is in the U.S. legally, according to recent news updates.

The victim’s family has made clear they do not want her death politicized.

As with Aerosmith’s music, Donald Trump does what he wants to do.

Robert Mueller is closing in on Trump, and the High Crimes and Misdemeanors are stacked very high indeed.

Trump needs something to distract the press and public with, and if he thinks there’s a chance it will vindicate him in any way, all the better. It is not surprising this narcissistic sociopath, Trump, would disregarded the family’s wishes, using the victim’s murder as validation for his zero tolerance immigration policy. Again, because the murderer is from Mexico, regardless of his legal status, sHitler is using this story to justify kidnapping thousands of children, hundreds of whom have still not been reunited with their parents.

“You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in, very sadly, from Mexico and you saw what happened to that incredible, beautiful young woman. Should’ve never happened. … The laws are so bad, the immigration laws are such a disgrace. We’re getting it changed, but we have to get more Republicans.” ~ soon to be indicted ex-potus Trump

“Please remember, Evil comes in EVERY color.”~ the victim’s aunt

Sometimes the color is orange.

And today is only Wednesday.

Paulie and Mikey… Guilty

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former Campaign Chairman, has been found guilty on 8 counts of bank and tax fraud. He is facing a… 240 year sentence. How’s he gonna do that?

Jury says reaches verdict in trial of ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-attorney, has plead guilty to violating campaign finance laws, saying he committed crimes “in coordination with and at the direction of a federal candidate.” Oh, snap.

What Does Michael Cohen Plea Deal Mean for Donald Trump’s Legal Trouble? – Newsweek

Sarah Sanders hasn’t worked her spin yet, saying “I don’t have anything for you on that.”

What does this mean for Trump? According to Trump… nothing.

Trump said he “feels terrible about Paul Manafort“, adding— it does not affect him or Russian collusion. He repeated “no collusion” six times in a one minute interview.

He did not mention Michael Cohen.

While we celebrate one of history’s greatest hours, the Senate is moving forward to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, regardless of the limited scope of documents released on Kavanaugh’s records.

Collins Says Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Called Roe v. Wade ‘Settled Law’

Why is the GOP protecting Trump?

Russia hacked both Democratic and Republican parties in 2016.

The Kremlin leaked the data belonging to Democrats, effectively destroying Clinton, but they’re using the Republican’s data to control the GOP.

FBI’s Comey: Republicans also hacked by Russia – CNNPolitics