McConnell Is No Better Than Trump……

Mitch McConnell
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the attention on the president’s comments on foreign election helps distract from the legislative agenda at hand. | Alex Wong/Getty Images

Trump is fine with accepting dirt (information) from foreign sources if it serves to help reelect him in 2020. We should not be at all surprised as we know (from his own words) that Trump encouraged Russia to “find Hillary Clinton’s lost emails” on worldwide television during the 2016 campaign.

And now we have the senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-S.C.) acting like Trump’s expressed willingness to accept foreign (help) intervention into our national elections is no big deal. He poo poos it all as merely a distraction from addressing legislative agendas.

Of course side kick Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) took the milquetoast toast position that taking help from foreign agents is “probably not a good idea”. Senator  John Cornyn (R-Texas) in another toothless statement that  “I’d rather just have Americans participate in American elections.”

The republican leadership (and by extension the republican rank and file) by not forcefully calling out their president and supporting legislation aimed at insuring anyone accepting help and intervention from a foreign agent would be prosecuted and imprisoned is derelict in their obligation to the American people.

This is where we’re at folks. Since the election cycle that resulted in the unfortunate election of DJT our nation has have been exposed to a continuing  barrage of seemingly never ending lies and acts of deceit by Trump. Only those who have chosen to willfully ignore the truth continue to support the most corrupt and inept president of the modern era.

Trump has repeatedly refereed to the news media as “the enemy of the people”. This is of course a lie. In fact Trump is the REAL enemy of the people. Followed by McConnell and Graham et all.

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Now for the truth regarding accepting “dirt” from foreign agents.

Reacting to President Trump saying he would accept foreign intel on a political opponent if offered, and that he doesn’t feel it’s necessary to contact the FBI, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Thursday said he worries the president is “prepared to commit a felony.”

Napolitano was asked by Fox News anchor Shep Smith if there was any “gray area” or “wiggle room” when it comes to campaigns legally receiving “dirt from a foreign entity on a political opponent.”

“There’s no wiggle room with respect to dirt,” the judge responded. “With respect to opposition research. The Federal Election Commission decided in other cases that that is a thing of value.”

This prompted Smith to wonder if what the president described he was willing to do during his interview with ABC News constituted a felony.

“Correct,” Napolitano confidently declared. “Meaning he would be committing a felony and the person giving it to him, if the person was here, would be committing a felony as well.”

After pondering what kind of message Trump is sending to foreign leaders around the world who want to curry his favor, Napolitano argued that regardless of the president’s belief that freedom of speech protects him, the law strictly prohibits him from soliciting foreign assistance in an election.

“If he is a candidate, then what he receives is regulated by federal laws that he took an oath to uphold,” the Fox analyst explained. “Among them are you cannot take something, accept something, receive something from a foreign national under the guise of being the head of state or because you want to use it for your campaign.”

Smith went on to report that Senate Democrats are now working on legislation that would make it a requirement of the law that candidates report such contacts with the FBI.

“The president of the United States of America is prepared to commit a felony to get re-elected,” Napolitano concluded. “That was my reaction and it was not a happy one…

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Lets Save Our Democratic Republic……

Found the video below on Progressive Eruptions this morning. A two plus minute video of republicans that have worked in previous republican administrations. They all, after reading the Mueller report,  believe that there the Mueller report makes a powerful case  that Trump indeed obstructed justice.

We are posting the short article written by Progressive Eruptions as well.

Republicans for the Rule of Law

Here are several Republicans who love America more than a politician who is currently disgracing the Oval Office.
 
Listen to these men who’ve served under Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. They are serious, patriotic Americans who have read the Mueller Report and clearly see that Donald J. Trump obstructed justice. 

The American people need to listen to these Republicans and understand that if Trump gets away with his criminal behavior, we will be lost as a democracy.

 

 

 

It is time patriotic Americans of all political leanings to stand up and DEMAND that congress do its job!

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.

Turning Up The Heat……

Libertarian Judge Andrew Napolitano, an early on supporter of Trump has changed his views.  Following two plus years observing Trump’s actions, his  blazing Twitter feed, and his volumes of lies and obstruction Judge Napolitano recently said the following.

Prosecutors prosecute people who interfere with government functions and that’s what the president did by obstruction, where is this going to end? I don’t know, but I am disappointed in the behavior of the president.

If he had ordered his aides to violate federal law to save a human life or to preserve human freedom, he would at least have a moral defense to his behavior. But ordering them to break federal law to save him from the consequences of his own behavior, that is immoral, that is criminal, that is defenseless, that is condemnable.

Watch the complete video from “Judge Napolitano’s Chambers” here.

The criticism from the longtime Fox News stalwart is the latest in his gradual evolution into one of the network’s most ferocious critics of the president. During a different monologue of the same show last week, Napolitano said what he saw in the report was enough to “prosecute” Trump.

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The increasingly frequent and relentless criticism from Napolitano is a stark departure for the judge, who was known to be a Trump favorite at the start of his presidency. Throughout 2018, Trump frequently quoted the judge’s analysis verbatim on Twitter. In 2017, there were even rumors that Napolitano would be tapped for a Supreme Court seat.

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It is now time for the Congress of the United States to do its job. The million dollar question is does it have the backbone. The billion dollar question is, if Congress actually  has the backbone to do there’s will the Senate have the courage to do the same?

My bet? Very likely not.

America’s Non Christian Founding Principles……

We are living in the Era of Trumpism. An era that is essentially void of ethical values and principles. America, having elected an individual whose only dicernable values are money and what’s in it for me, now has a Head of State that is, for all intent and purpose, running our nation rudderless.

It is for the above stated reasons that we are posting Is The US Founded Upon Christian Principles? It is our hope rational thinking folks will read the article and identify for themselves why Donald j. Trump is indeed a clear and present danger to ourcontinued exstance as a representatie democracy. Evangelicals in paticular seem not to understand ourFounder’s thinking. Nor do a very many conservatives and libertarians of other Christian denominations.

And now the teaser…

Christians claim that the US Constitution and therefore the US itself is founded upon uniquely Christian principles, and that the Christian principles have Biblical sources.

Thomas Jefferson, one of the influential US Founders, a Deist, described the fact that in the deliberations by Virginia statesmen for the wording or the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom, which preceded the US Constitution 1st Amendment, the Virginians rejected the linkage of the name “Jesus Christ” to the phrase “the holy author of our religion”:

“Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting “Jesus Christ,” so that it would read “A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;” the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.” [1]

What are the Christian principles Christians claim are the principles upon which the US Const. and therefore the US was founded? (2)

Full article BELOW THE FOLD.