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

Continuous Talking for Money… a limerick

Nobody knows the trouble he’s in

Nobody but Mueller and Putin

Murdoch owns the press

News pundits might guess

It’s near the end for Trumpelthinskin

Rupert Murdoch and President Trump: A Friendship of Convenience

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

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

Joe Manchin Thinks it’s His Place to Apologize for an Unrelated Adult Woman

**This post contains profanity. It is not meant to be read by the pearl clutching faint of heart who are easily indisposed by the vapours.

W/VA Senator Joe Manchon, Republican in Democratic clothing, has been on the press circuit apologizing for a comment made by a new congresswoman, Democrat Rashida Tlaib.

Senator Manchin, who is not her father, is apologizing on her behalf for her use of the following statement- “We’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.”, “the motherfucker” in question being motherfucker Donald Trump.

Senator Joe Manchin was on FOX News, a Democratic Senator performing on GOP propaganda TV, calling her statement: “horrible,” “disgusting,” “deplorable.”

Side note: Senator Joe Manchin was the only Democrat who voted for blackout drunk frat boy, sexual predator, and repeated perjurer, Brett “I liked beer… I STILL LIKE BEER.” Kavanaugh, now sitting in a lifetime appointment in the Supreme Court.

Incidentally that SCOTUS appointment, that would not have passed without Manchin’s aye, mandates all 83 credible misconduct cases against him be dismissed… and they were:

Federal Panel Of Judges Dismisses All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

Here is what Manchin said with regards to his Kavanaugh vote:

Manchin also likes to say the word “shit”… a lot. Should we go through all curse words and assign them a value with regards to their offensiveness?

Also, and more importantly, Senator Joe Manchin has never condemned Donald Trump for his vulgar behavior. Need I repeat that motherfuckers long list of profanity, while bragging of sexual assault, or that used with regards to any who oppose him?

According to Manchin, and Trump, and the GOP, there are rules of decorum for women, especially those who are not of the Christian and lilly white genus, but there are no rules for Donald Trump, his GOP accomplices, or any of his sexual predator friends.

What’s this related story?…

CEO of EpiPen Maker Mylan Sees 671% Compensation Increase In 8 Years

Remember the EpiPen price jump of 400%? I’ll remind you.

The lifesaving device, which contains $1’s worth of epinephrine, jumped to over $600… per pen. The device is sold in Canada for as low as $50.

Imposing said price hike of the lifesaving epinephrine device was Mylan Pharmaceutical’s CEO, Heather Bresch. She gave herself a raise for that move. Her annual salary rose 671%, from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

By the end of 2017, continued public outcry over her pricing of EpiPen forced her to sell a generic version for $300.

CEO who gouged EpiPen price is daughter of Democratic senator

Whadda ya know, Bresch is Manchin’s daughter.

That’s not all. She is a tax evader.

Mylan moving overseas in tax play | News, Sports, Jobs – Weirton Daily Times

Pop quiz time.

  1. Joe Manchin apologized to “all Americans, any sitting Congress person” for lawmaker Tlaib’s colorful call for Trump’s impeachment, but did he ever apologize for his daughter when she evaded taxes by moving her company out of the U.S., pocketing tens of millions of dollars in tax savings?
  2. Did Joe Manchin apologize when his daughter, Heather Bresch, endangered the lives of so many, when she priced them out of EpiPens?
  • Answer Key:
  • No to both.
  • Manchin slams ‘horrible’ comments from Dem calling for Trump impeachment: ‘So disgusting’

    Fuck Joe Manchin.

    Trump Slump… a limerick

    His motivation, self preservation

    Forcing many on unpaid vacation

    Meanwhile his top aids

    Get a $10k raise

    Don’t negotiate his resignation

    thehill.com/homenews/admin…

    Shutdown halts civil court cases — including those against Trump

    They’re Here…

    Yesterday:

    “I think I would have been a good general, but who knows?” ~Donald Trump

    Five time draft dodging U.S. Coward in Chief’s

    Latest, and best yet, narcissistic belief

    Captain Oblivious, General Disorder

    Sad Major Racist “protecting” our border

    They’re here…

    Democratic House Majority today

    Trump’s a cornered mouse for cat Nancy to slay

    Indictments are coming the question is when

    The order too… life is exciting again

    Rumors:

    Over 150 heads will roll

    Some GOP Senators (Mitch McConnell)

    Though it’s unsubstantiated conjecture

    So was the Steele Dossier, all of it true