The Voice Of Senator Romney Is So Needed Right Now… Will Other’s Grow the Cajones To Join Him?…

A conservative group accuses him of being a secret Democratic asset. President Donald Trump calls him a pompous ass, and the president’s son says he may be “colluding to bring down our president.” One of his own Senate colleagues asserted that he’s following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s path.

 

We say that Senator and ex Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney is a man of character. He is speaking truth to power so is it surprising that the Trump GOP is trashing Romney?

Very few lawmakers in the GOP have had the, excuse me, balls to stand up for truth, honor, integrity, and decency when it comes to their standard bearer Donald J. Trump. While the GOP sycophant’s are scurrying about like the pathetic rodents that they are Senator Mitt Romney is using his voice to speak out against the worst and most corrupt presdent this nation as ever had to suffer.

Thank you Senator Romney. History will remember you as a man of truth and honor. While DJT is working tirelessly to bring on the dystopian socoety depicted in Goerge Orwell’s novel 1984, Senator Romney is standing tall for our American ideals and our democratic republic.

Last evening, following the news of acting Chief of Staff Mulvaney’s on air admission that the DJT administration had indeed engaged in quid pro quo and then retracting his admission, I found myself recalling Orwell’s 1984 – I realized how prophetic Orwell actually had been.

It is told that following conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia a lady approached Ben Franklin and asked wat kind of government thy were giving the people. To which he is said to have responded,  a republic is you can keep it.

We ARE, at the crossroads. True patriots are cheering folks like Senator Mitt Romney. If America as we’ve always know it is to survive we need many more people of Senator Romney’s political affiliation to start seeking out against the man bent on DESTROYING everything America was built on and has stood for until 2016.

 

 

Impeachment is Imperative, Trump Must Go… Either By Removal or Defeat in the 2020 Election…

This is the best argument so far for impeaching Trump. Made by members of the Watergate special prosecutor force it lays out a compelling justification for the current Congress to impeach.

We, former members of the Watergate special prosecutor force, believe there exists compelling prima facie evidence that President Trump has committed impeachable offenses. This evidence can be accepted as sufficient for impeachment, unless disproved by any contrary evidence that the president may choose to offer.

The ultimate judgment on whether to impeach the president is for members of the House of Representatives to make. The Constitution establishes impeachment as the proper mechanism for addressing these abuses; therefore, the House should proceed with the impeachment process, fairly, openly and promptly. The president’s refusal to cooperate in confirming (or disputing) the facts already on the public record should not delay or frustrate the House’s performance of its constitutional duty.

In reaching these conclusions, we take note of 1) the public statements by Trump himself; 2) the findings of former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation; 3) the readout that the president released of his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky; 4) the president’s continuing refusal to produce documents or allow testimony by current and former government employees for pending investigations, as well as for oversight matters; and 5) other information now publicly available, including State Department text messages indicating that the release of essential military aid to Ukraine was conditioned on Ukraine’s willingness to commence a criminal investigation designed to further the president’s political interests.

In the 1970s, we investigated serious abuses of presidential power by President Richard M. Nixon, including obstruction of justice, concealment of government records and misuse of government agencies to punish his political enemies. We prosecuted many of Nixon’s aides for their complicity in Nixon’s offenses. Rather than indicting the president, the grand jury named him an unindicted co-conspirator, delivered to the House a “road map” of the evidence implicating him in wrongdoing and deferred to the House’s constitutional responsibility to address such presidential wrongdoing through the impeachment process.

The House, through its Judiciary Committee, fulfilled that responsibility by reviewing the evidence, interviewing witnesses and concluding that the facts warranted adopting three articles of impeachment: one for obstruction, one for abuse of power and one for contempt of Congress. Shortly thereafter, the president resigned rather than face a Senate trial.

Nixon at least had the decency to resign. We won’t be so fortunate today. Trump has neither common decency or integrity.

In our considered view, the same three articles of impeachment could be specified against Trump, as he has demonstrated serious and persistent abuses of power that in our view satisfy the constitutional standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” For example:

● Trump conditioned protection of the military security of the United States and of an ally (Ukraine) on actions for his personal political benefit.

● Trump subordinated the integrity of our national electoral process to his own personal political interest by soliciting and encouraging foreign government interference in our electoral process, including by Russia and China. He also appears to have demanded that Ukraine investigate a potential 2020 political opponent and pursue the conspiracy theory that Ukraine had interfered in the 2016 presidential election, despite the unanimous conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that it was Russia that had interfered.

● According to the evidence laid out in the Mueller report, Trump engaged in multiple acts of obstruction of justice in violation of federal criminal statutes and of his oath of office to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Because Mueller viewed Justice Department policy as precluding him from filing criminal charges against the president, the special counsel appropriately stated that these abuses are for Congress to address.

● Trump obstructed lawful congressional investigations by systematically withholding evidence and by directing government agencies and employees to refuse to cooperate with legitimate oversight by Congress. Most significantly, the president’s blanket refusal to honor requests for relevant information sought by House members conducting an impeachment inquiry constitutes impeachable contempt and obstruction. The public is entitled to know the facts, and Congress is the body our democracy has entrusted with uncovering them.

The Constitution provides for the elected representatives of the people to resort to impeachment in extraordinary circumstances showing that this drastic remedy is necessary to restrain, and possibly remove, a president who has engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors…

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Those of us who lived through Nixon’s Watergate Scandal and knew how bad it was also know that Trump’s crimes outweigh those of Nixon’s. The truth is we may have survived Nixon continuing in office as he was competent and he dis put American interests first. Trump is not competent and fit to be president nor does he actually put American interests first. Trump puts HIS personal interests AHEAD of EVERYTHING else. At a great cost to our nation’s credibility and integrity. He MUST be removed. Either through the impeachment and removal process or by a landslide defeat in November 2020.

 

 

Trump Is Creating a True Constitutional Crisis…

 (Evan Vucci/AP)
(Evan Vucci/AP)

 

Given what we are seeing under the corrupt leadership of DJT it is becoming questionable whether we can survive in tact as the democratic republic founded by our Founding Fathers.

But to blame our national disgrace and corruption just on Trump would be grossly unfair. The GOP, under the stewardship of Moscow Mitch McConnell is as corrupt and unethical as Trump has ever been. Perhaps they are worse. They have knowingly enabled and encouraged the Dotard because of their own lust for power.

It’s worth stepping back and stating in plain language just how profoundly President Trump is corrupting our political system right now. Several new media analyses take a stab at this — see this CNN piece or this New York Times take — by correctly suggesting that Trump’s total defiance of oversight poses a massive challenge to our constitutional order.

But they aren’t quite grappling with the magnitude of what we’re seeing. That’s only half the story.

So let’s try it this way. Trump is not merely staking out an absolute refusal to cooperate with any and all lawful subpoenas, on the deeply absurd grounds that the House’s impeachment inquiry is illegitimate, as the White House counsel has argued.

Rather, Trump is adopting that stance while simultaneously claiming the absolute right to bend large swaths of the government toward his goal of rigging the next election on his own behalf. Thus, Trump is declaring absolute authority to use extraordinarily corrupt means to avoid facing a fair election next year, while also declaring total immunity to any and all congressional efforts to prevent him from rigging that election, or even to hold him accountable for it.

he upshot of this, then, must be that Trump’s explicitly declared position is that he is constrained by no existing legitimate mechanism of accountability.

Trump’s next moves in the coverup

Now the New York Times reports that Trump and the administration will likely take new steps to prevent testimony from an enormously important witness: William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

The texts released by Democrats show that Taylor twice objected to a direct quid pro quo in which Trump held up hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to extort Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into helping him corrupt the 2020 election on his behalf.

Trump and his consiglieri have undertaken a long-running plot to press Zelensky to undertake “investigations” to magically produce “evidence” validating a conspiracy theory undercutting the confirmed fact that Russia sabotaged the 2016 election to help Trump, and bolstering a fabricated narrative about invented corruption on the part of potential campaign opponent Joe Biden.

Taylor could speak directly to his reasons for believing, or even knowing, that the administration was using that hundreds of millions to leverage Zelensky. Yet as the Times reports, Taylor might not end up testifying unless he quits the State Department to elude efforts to block him.

Right here is a good point to interrupt the article.

If it wasn’t perfectly clear before September 2019 (even though it should have been) it sure as hell ought to be crystal clear now that Trump is by any definition a criminal that cannot be trusted to be honest and forthright on any issue. Trump is very much a narcissist and is interested ONLY in Trump. Truth is of no importance to Trump. If something, anything, serves Trump’s purposes and make him look good it IS, by virtue of being pro Trump, the “TRUTH”. Even when it is NOT. Which as you know is the majority of the time.

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Time For Impeachment Pie…

The word of the Turkish President is about as trustworthy as that of “president” Dotard Trump.

… Ishak heads the Syriac National Council. A graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, he is also a member of the political bureau of the Syrian Democratic Council.

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces reported civilian casualties but provided no specific numbers.

Ishak has warned for months about a possible Turkish military incursion to settle scores with its perceived enemy, the Kurds, who were staunch allies of the United States and largely responsible for successfully battling Islamic State militants in Syria.

Despite very strong bipartisan U.S. Congressional disapproval of President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, the president did not back down. He said it was too costly to keep supporting Kurdish-led forces in the region fighting Islamic State militants.

Trump made the decision during a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan during which Trump was meant to pressure Erdogan over a purchase of Russian warplanes.

Instead, Erdogan got a pledge from Trump to pull back U.S. troops who had worked alongside the Kurds and Syriac Christians fighting Islamic State. This decision also went against the advice of officials at the Pentagon and State Department. Turkey took it as a green light to proceed with its incursion…

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Trump is not fit to be president. He must be IMPEACHED and REMOVED NOW!

Impeach and Remove NOW!…

Trump has made his bed. It is now time he be made to sleep in it. Ideally for the remainder of his life.

What he has done to our nation, our allies, and our values is frankly unforgivable. PERIOD.

And now the Kurdish people, our allies in the long fight against ISIS, have been sacrificed to the invading army of Turkey by the US “president” Dotard Trump.

IMPEACH and REMOVE NOW!

House Democrats are increasingly confident they have all the evidence they need to impeach President Donald Trump for obstructing their investigations.

Lawmakers say White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter sent Tuesday night to Speaker Nancy Pelosi — accusing Democrats of running an “invalid” and “illegitimate” impeachment probe — is the final insult in a long-running campaign of obstruction that will likely become a voluminous article of impeachment against Trump.

But they’re not prepared to impeach Trump on obstruction of Congress alone. As they contemplate their impeachment strategy, Democrats say they prefer any obstruction charge to play a supporting, rather than starring, role in their efforts.

“The [White House] letter isn’t an argument, it’s a diatribe. And it reflects what is a clear decision by the White House – obstruct, deny, stonewall,” Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said in an interview. “I think it would be a basis for proceeding but that doesn’t answer the question: Is it the time to proceed. Is the public there?”

Senior Democratic aides insisted lawmakers are still “finding the facts” and not seriously talking about writing specific articles of impeachment at this time, in part because Democrats are continuing to gather evidence against Trump. But Democrats readily agree that Trump’s blanket stonewalling of their investigations has veered into impeachable territory.

“There is a lot of evidence that is just staring us in the face,” said Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), a member of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees who has argued since April that Democrats have enough evidence to impeach Trump.

Trump has overseen efforts to defy House subpoenas for documents and testimony related to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of his campaign’s ties to Russia. Trump’s Treasury Department has refused to turn over his tax returns, despite a law permitting some lawmakers to obtain them. And Trump has helped scuttle other committees’ investigations of his alleged campaign finance violations, offers of pardons to immigration officials, administration officials’ use of private email for government business and political interference in the U.S. census.

And just this week, Trump blocked a key witness in the House’s expanding investigation into Trump’s effort to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice president and 2020 rival Joe Biden.

“This total obstruction is a stand-alone basis for impeachment,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) on Twitter. “The House should proceed as soon as possible to impeach this lawless president and wannabe authoritarian.”

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