Everything Trump Does is a Distraction

Donald Trump is directing the press again.

His misspelled twitter rants:

His embarrassing White House fast food feast for college football champions:

Racial slurs, random childish taunts:

Name calling aimed at the Democratic opposition over his vanity wall:

Even the government shutdown, all serve Trump’s greater purpose.

“I won’t stop repeating this “I’m proud to shutdown the government.” – Donald J Trump

We know this government shut down is not really about border security or Trump’s wall. If the wall was a priority Trump would have had it authorized during his first two years in office… he had two full years when the GOP monopolized congress.

The $5.7 billion dollar question is: What is the shut down really about?

Last week’s most underreported story was the attempt underway to end Russian sanctions by Steve Mnuchin, Trump’s Secretary of Embezzlement Treasury Secretary.

Punishment for the Russian government’s interference in our 2016 election resulted in sanctions against the three businesses belonging to Oleg V Deripaska, Russian Oligarch, a former client of Trump’s one time campaign manager Paul Manafort, and close friend to Vladimir Putin.

Treason Trump and Comrade Mitch McConnell’s appear to be willfully engaged in attempts to keep the government closed until some unknown occurrence happens, because they won’t negotiate. What are they waiting for? They’re waiting until Deripaska’s sanctions have been lifted.

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been working to pass a resolution preventing Mnuchin’s interference (on behalf of Trump), with regards to Deripaska’s sanctions. The sanctions initially imposed in April of 2017, with votes showing overwhelming congressional support 98-2 in the Senate, and 419-3 in the House. Russians can not be allowed to decide our elections. This was a coup, an act of war.

On Tuesday only 11 Republican’s voted with Democratic Senators, resulting in a 57-42, to advance Schumer’s resolution in the senate to block Mnuchin’s from lifting Deripaska’s sanctions. Still, it was enough to advance the bill.

Steven Mnuchin has assured GOP senators that he fully intends to lifting sanctions.

When speaking of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Investigation into Russian interference, Senator Schumer said: “It is deeply suspect that the Donald Trump administration would propose relief before he finished his work.”

Why is Trump eliminating sanctions before he can clear his name from the Russian conspiracy?

The longest government shutdown in American history continues. Tuesday was the second time Mitch McConnell refused a request to bring the senate to a vote to reopen the government. One man stands in the way of 820,000 government workers livelihoods.

Let’s review McConnells life work:

  • Mitch McConnell blocked Obama’s rightful pick of a Supreme Court Justice, leaving the position open for over a year.
  • McConnell who Obama from passing legislation to secure our elections from tampering.
  • McConnell was instrumental in adding $1.9 trillion to the federal deficit with his tax cut for billionaires and big corporations.
  • McConnell has blocked the Senate from voting to end the shutdown… twice.

 “One of my proudest moments was when I told Obama, ‘You will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy.” ~ Mitch McConnell

McConnell has called the resolution, brought forth by Schumer to retain the sanctions against Deripaska, a “political stunt.”

The real political stunt is on the part of both Trump and McConnell, whose extension of the government shut down makes it less likely congressional action will be able to stop the lifting of Deripaska’s sanctions, which will take place automatically on January 18th unless a resolution to block interference is passed.

Trump and McConnells well timed inaction in the government shutdown is ensuring Russian sanctions will be lifted.

McConnell and Trump are Russian Assets.

The House and Senate need to pass the resolution before the fast approaching January 18 deadline. Democrats have asked Steven Mnuchin for an extension to the deadline.

What do you think he said?

The greater questions now are:

  • Has Putin been behind the scenes guiding Trump and McConnell in their perpetuation of this shutdown?
  • Is Putin the one who will determine when it ends?
  • Will the shutdown end before airports close and our economy tanks?
  • The traitors in the White House won’t win the long race, but how much damage will they do before they’re taken down?

The Senate has the authority to remove McConnell:

Article I, Section 5, of the Constitution-“Each House of Congress may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, & with the concurrence of 2/3, expel a member.”

Since 1789, the Senate has removed 15 of its membership, Mitch should be 16.

It may be difficult to get a 2/3 vote out of this Russia compromised GOP senate, when you consider 42 Republican senators rejected Democratic efforts to block Trump from lifting sanctions against Deripaska.

Republicans don’t care that Russia is attacking our democracy b/c they’re benefiting from it.

Congress Is Examining Decision to Lift Sanctions on Russian’s Firms

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/nightmare-scenarios-soon-unfold-trumps-shutdown-gets-exponentially-worse-experts/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Senate Advances Measure to Keep Sanctions on Deripaska Companies

https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/425506-senate-advances-measure-bucking-trump-on-russia-sanctions?amp

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/425414-mcconnell-blocks-house-bill-to-reopen-government-for-second-time?amp&__twitter_impression=true

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/
👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼

If you’d like a better understanding of how this all happened it is worth your time to watch Active Measures.

Prison is Hard… a limerick

Today’s news :

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/10/19/trump-ex-campaign-boss-paul-manafort-to-be-sentenced-feb-8.html

He earned both bank and tax fraud convictions
Had a posh “prison” incarceration
His leash was quite long
Witness tampering’s wrong
There are reasons for his new restrictions

Back in July:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/11/judge-moves-manafort-vip-jail-alexandria-lockup/776269002/

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.