Turning Up The Heat……

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Donald J. Trump, a man who truly believes himself above the law, will, receive his comeuppance. It’s already starting  to happen. Hang on America. Truth will always shine through and justice will be served.

Trump is a man in difficulty and unfortunately for him it likely isn’t going to turn out well for him. Articles of interest follow.

A federal judge on Monday denied President Trump’s bid to quash a House subpoena for years of his financial records from his accounting firm and stayed his order seven days to allow the president’s lawyers time to appeal.

The ruling handed an initial defeat to Trump’s vow to defy subpoenas by House Democrats and came in one of the first courtroom challenges to a series of lawmakers’ investigative demands for his bank records, accounting statements and tax returns.

Trump vowed to appeal the ruling.

U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta of Washington, D.C., refused to block the records request to Mazars USA from the House Oversight and Reform Committee while litigation continues. Attorneys for Trump and associated businesses filed suit April 22, arguing Congress is not entitled to investigate his past personal financial dealings for potential corruption.

“So long as Congress investigates on a subject matter on which ‘legislation could be had,’ Congress acts as contemplated by Article I of the Constitution,” Mehta said in a 41-page opinion.

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More Trump obstruction of justice.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser.

Trump’s action, the latest in his efforts to block every congressional probe into him and his administration, is certain to deepen the open conflict between Democrats and the president. They’ve accused Trump and Attorney General William Barr of trying to stonewall and obstruct Congress’ oversight duties.

McGahn was a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, describing ways in which the president sought to curtail that federal probe.

The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to compel McGahn to testify by Tuesday, and the committee’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has threatened to hold McGahn in contempt of Congress if he doesn’t testify. Nadler has also suggested he may try and levy fines against witnesses who do not comply with committee requests.

“This move is just the latest act of obstruction from the White House that includes its blanket refusal to cooperate with this Committee,” Nadler said in a statement. “It is also the latest example of this Administration’s disdain for law.”

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Trump has been shrouded in lies of convenience for his entire life. Now perhaps his chickens will come home to roost. They did during Nixon’s tenure in the White House. AS we all know, it didn’t turn out well for Tricky Dicky. Will history repeat itself? American Patriots are waiting for the boom to drop with bauted breath.

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former longtime personal attorney, told a House panel during closed-door hearings earlier this year that he had been instructed by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow to falsely claim in a 2017 statement to Congress that negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended in January 2016, according to people familiar with his testimony.

In fact, Cohen later admitted, discussions on the Moscow tower continued into June of the presidential election year, after it was clear Trump would be the GOP nominee. Cohen is serving three years in prison for lying to Congress, financial crimes and campaign finance violations.

House Democrats are now scrutinizing whether Sekulow or other Trump attorneys played a role in shaping Cohen’s 2017 testimony to Congress. Cohen has said he made the false statement to help hide the fact that Trump had potentially hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in a possible Russian project while he was running for president.

“We’re trying to find out whether anyone participated in the false testimony that Cohen gave to this committee,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said in an interview. He did not comment on who, if anyone, might have instructed Cohen to lie.

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America will overcome the Trump presidency.

It won’t come quickly, and, it will cause a great deal of national constipation. But at the end of the day (or should I say the end of our dark night?) Trump will be gone and hopefully justice will be served.

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Les Carpenter

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist working with those over 50 years of age. Currently work at Prime Fitness located in The Enfield Senior Center, Enfield CT. Semi retired and enjoying life in the semi fast lane with my lovely bride and super grandchildren!

6 thoughts on “Turning Up The Heat……”

  1. It’s my understanding that the order was immediately stayed, pending appeal. That’s probably a correct decision.
    The other issue underlying all of this is what’s seen as presidential harassment. I think Pres Trump has a valid claim that it is increasingly hard for him to do his job because of all the investigations. But some of that, maybe most, is of his own making.
    As a non politician, he came into office expecting to run this as a private business, with little or no direct accountability. But that is not how government works.
    Now I can accept that there are some who feel that is how it [government] should work, but we are not there… yet. If someone wants to put forth that notion, then they should make the argument to the American people and win them over. And that has, as yet, not happened.
    On a lot of things, while I don’t agree with Trump’s viewpoint, government has become hamstrung and we need a way to break the log jam. I think he’s trying, and won’t decry, or impugn his motives.
    An amount of grace I know some never gave to Pres Obama and will never give to Pres Trump.

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    1. It may be increasingly hard for Trump to do his job. Although it is clear, at least to me, that he is the problem creating his inability to do his jo. Not that he neccessarily knows exactly what his job is.

      He may be a non politician but that does NOT excuse his ignorance nor his belief that he is above the law. I’m sorry Dave but I am not as magnanimous as you are regarding Trump. The idiot often refuses to heed advice, he ignores facts that displease him, he lies incessantly, he is a narcissist and a meglomaniac, and he is a danger to the very democratic republic he was elected to lead.

      When fascism finally arrives in America it will be by stealth and its leader WILL resemble Trump. Mark my words. So, I absolutely WILL question every single one of his actions his motives, and weill hold HIM responsible for the result of his actions as well as his words.

      So no, I will not give Trump one iota of grace. I will die before I will give him that which he has not earned and does not deserve.

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  2. Les… I hear what you’re saying. 100%. I don’t like how Trump governs, his methods, or his supposed solutions. I think they are, and will continue to be bad for America.

    But… and maybe this is just a personal thing, rooted somewhere in my faith life, I believe deep down, people have some good, some worth. If someone believes, as I do, that we are created in the image of a loving God, then there must be some good in there. Now, whether we choose to recognize, share and live a life that exudes that goodness, is another thing.

    I guess I see everyone as redeemable. I just do.

    But my bigger worry, as it relates to politics is this… If we impugn Trump’s motives, and claim it is a right and just thing to do, next time around, when the right does the same to a liberal politician, will we approve of and defend their rights to do so?

    Or, if we hated that concept when it was used against Pres Obama, and we decried its use before the Iraq invasion, calling ppl who disagreed with the war, America haters, how can we now essentially do the same with Trump?

    I think we can argue all day against his policies. But to say we know he wants to destroy America is little different from the same criticisms we derided and fought against during the Obama Admin.

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    1. I also believe most people are basically good and decent people. I also believe most of those who travel an unseemly path for a time are redeemable. If theywant to be. I do not believe for a moment Trump wants to be redeemed. He already believes he is great and therefore s incapable of any introspection of the type that could lead him to change. Personally, I believe Trump is evil. Nothing will change that view UNTIL he changes it. I’ll be dead before that happens.

      I have disliked more than a couple presidents. But I’ve always respected them and believed at their core, their heart, they were patriotic and cared about the American people. ALL American people. I do not hold that belief with respect to Trump even a wee tiny bit.

      Of course republicans have the right to feel about a liberal democratic president any way they choose. If their judgement is founded on fact, credible concrete fact, then I’ll join them. Curse hypocrisy. But, if their judgment is founded on lies and deceit (like it was with Obama) then you can bet it’s fight till the death if necessary to defeat them.

      I will say this, I don’t believe Trumpwants to destroy America. I do believe if given enough time his polices and action would nonetheless, change America forever in ways that will cause it to become unrecognizable by historical constitutional standards. At least 60% do not want that to happen according to a most recent poll.

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    1. That it is Dave.

      Hope you and your family have a great weekend as well! As for tghe cold one? I’d love to, but, I stopped drinking entirely a month ago. Saves money and I find I sleep better and have more energy. That and my weight training at the gym has become more effective. It’s all good!

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