History Will Remember Trump and His Administration As One Of the Worst In America’s History…

The unvarnished truth about Trump and his toadies.

There’s been a lot of failure in American politics these last four years, but has there been any more miserable and embarrassing than the alleged and, we now know, probably mythical “Resistance Inside The Trump Administration“?

Do you remember that? On Sept. 5, 2018 — barely a year ago, although it feels now like six or seven — a ranking member of the Trump administration published a remarkable, anonymous op-ed in the New York Times in which the author meant to assure the rest of America that — despite the downward-spiraling lunacy that we witness every day on our TV screen or in our Twitter feed — we should fear not because “many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

Some 389 endless days later, we still don’t know who the writer is, but there’s one thing we can say with utter confidence. He or she is a coward. So, too, are literally dozens of other so-called public servants — many obscure, but some with the nation’s highest medals of valor pinned near their feckless, quivering hearts — who went to work each morning and watched an American president shred the Constitution and betray our fundamental values and yet chose to say nothing.

It took the great courage of one person — and two-thirds of an out-of-control president’s disastrous term in office — to show us how deeply the stench of fear otherwise permeated 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That one whistle-blower — maybe a CIA agent, but definitely an individual who did not check his or her moral compass at the White House front gate — has revealed Trump’s abuse of power, potential lawbreaking and casual willingness to solicit, and arguably extort, foreign election interference in his dealings with Ukraine. These revelations have brought Trump to the brink of impeachment and could topple the tottering Jenga of corruption that has been his administration.

Literally from Day One of Trump’s presidency, the millions of Americans worried about a president who seemed not just totally unprepared but often unmoored from reality were told that “the adults in the room” — a platoon of “the generals” as-seen-on-Trump’s-TV and some veteran political hands (Reince Priebus? … anyone still remember that guy?) — were there to make sure the 45th president didn’t wake up one morning and order a nuclear attack on Barbados or some such thing.

Indeed, these bastions of a serious and supposedly incorruptible permanent political establishment made sure they leaked to the permanent media establishment in D.C. that their steady hands were on the actual tiller even as Trump wildly spun his reportedly fake steering wheel on Twitter. Three of them — the ex-general Defense Secretary James Mattis, oilman Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Wall-Streeter-turned-Treasury-Secretary Stephen Mnuchin — even put it out there (on background, of course) that their work in protecting America from their boss was so vital they had a sort-of-secret “suicide pact” to all quit if one of them was forced out.

So, if true, it is perfectly reasonable to ask, what in hell happened then?  Obviously like almost everything in Trump’s orbit it was just bullsh*t .

The fact that Mnuchin — perhaps still intoxicated from inhaling those rolls of freshly printed money — is still on the job long after Mattis and John Kelly are gone — and in fact covering upon the president’s income taxes — is one of your “tells” that the entire notion of adults in the room with Trump was a fairy tale comprised of unadulterated baloney. They said absolutely nothing for 32 months while the president of the United States played footsie with the world’s worst dictators — especially the one who gleefully interfered in the last presidential election — and with America’s white supremacists, and took active, improper, and possibly illegal actions to cover up his tracks. The adults acted like chickens.

More Trump stench discussed BELOW the FOLD

The “potus'” Mendacious Attorney… Let Truth Not Be Truth

 

Giuliani using the rhetoric of a lying attorney in defense of their lying client. In this instance the “potus”.

POLITICO – On Sunday — armed with document after document that he held up to the camera — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney doubled down on his corruption charges against former Vice President Joe Biden and the connection between the Democratic Party and Ukraine. He also cast doubt on whether he would testify before a House panel.

During a contentious interview on ABC’s “This Week,“ Giuliani said, “I am defending my client the best way I know how. This is not about getting Joe Biden in trouble, this is about proving that Donald Trump was framed by the Democrats.”

Giuliani started his attacks on the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. He denied ever courting the theory that Ukrainians hacked the Democratic National Committee and then framed the Russian government. Pivoting, he said there was still “a load of evidence that Ukrainians created false information” for the Obama White House. He also alleged “the collusion that they claim happened in Russia happened in the Ukraine with Hillary Clinton.”

The broader agenda of the illegitimate “potus” and his perfidious attorney is to not only get Biden, but to cast as much fake doubt on the Obama administration and HRC as possible. Using false facts and unsubstantiated claims of impropriety  they deflect, 

How Trump Fights His Battles…

 

Axios has a theory on Trump’s MO when he is attacking his opponents, political or otherwise, and how he does it.

Personally it sounds like Trump is effectively employing the Fake News tactics he has spent numerous years accusing the legitimate news media of employing.

Interesting… As well as true

President Trump’s effort to paint Joe Biden as corrupt — debunked by fact-checkers — fits a pattern of Trump’s attacks on enemies: Raise deeply serious questions, regardless of what the facts say; hammer on those questions; never, ever seek finality.

Why it matters: Trump tries to plant seeds of suspicion and doubt, even if he doesn’t actually prove a case. He incubates the attacks in perpetuity, rather than seeking an actual resolution. But in Biden’s case, they’ve backfired in a way Trump couldn’t have imagined.

How Trump does it:

  • Ask questions, raising the specter of wrongdoing.
  • Be vague and broad with accusations — specifics can be proven wrong.
  • Never seek finality. Once it’s over, the innuendo is gone and the attack becomes stale.
  • The suspicions of wrongdoing are always more titillating than the real story.

This is how Trump has worked for years — and not just when there’s an election opponent to beat:

For the full scoop on the poop read HERE.

Trump’s Obvious Corruption In Full Bloom…

Of course the Trump administration is claiming the Whistle-blower story that hit the news ablaze yesterday is all politically motivated. Something being ginned up by democrats.

Here’s what we know so far…

Appearing last night on CNN, Rudy Giuliani created a furor by openly confessing that he had pressured Ukraine’s government to investigate Joe Biden. The apparent revelation was enhanced by Giuliani initially denying the charge before conceding it. Asked by Chris Cuomo, “Did you ask the Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden?” Giuliani replied, “No, actually, I didn’t,” before going on to explain how he did exactly that, prompting this exchange:

Cuomo: “So you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?”

Giuliani: “Of course I did.”

But Rudy, in fact, confessed this months ago. Indeed, the whole plot has been sitting in plain sight, a gigantic scandal that has confounded the media and the opposition in part through its very nakedness.

In recent days, a seemingly new scandal materialized: reports of an intelligence whistle-blower encountering disturbing conduct by President Trump, and having his complaint quashed in apparent violation of the law. The complaint turns out to be related to the Ukraine scandal, which has been sitting in plain sight. The Wall Street Journal reports that, in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump repeatedly pressured his counterpart to work with Giuliani on an investigation of Biden. We are learning more details of a story whose broader contours have been clear more months.

We have known since last spring that Trump, working through Giuliani, is pressuring Ukraine to supply dirt on Joe Biden. The alleged misconduct by Biden concerns his work as vice-president under the Obama administration. The allegation is that Biden supposedly tried to sack a Ukrainian prosecutor who was propbing his son’s business in the country. The allegation against Biden is totally baseless. In fact, as Bloomberg News discovered, the prosecution was finished before Biden took a stance, the prosecutor was widely considered corrupt, his sacking was consistent with the administration’s pro-democracy agenda, and the Obama administration supported the investigation into Hunter Biden anyway.

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Meanwhile, conservatives have quickly begun repeating Trump’s message on the matter. First, he insists the whistle-blower is “highly partisan.” He does not explain how he learned the identity of this alleged partisan, nor why his complaint was judged to be a “serious or flagrant problem, abuse or violation of the law” by the inspector general that Trump himself appointed. The logic of Trumpland holds that Trump is the party. Ergo, anybody who criticized Trump, however sterling their Republican credentials, is by definition partisan.

As if to test the devotion of his followers, Trump has proceeded to insist on both the innocuousness of his conversation and the need for its secrecy.

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His devotees are rewarding their faith. Angelo Codevilla, a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, dutifully asserts that whatever it was Trump said was “classified information that neither the press nor the public has seen, will not see, and that concerns an activity that, in itself, is perfectly proper and indeed constitutes the president doing his job.” We don’t know what Trump said — and, Trump willing, we never shall — but we know that it was proper and good.

The extraordinary corruption of Trump’s posture toward Ukraine was already public knowledge. All that remains is to locate the bottom.

Yup, nothing to see here. Just ask Trump…

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More Good News…

A long time coming for sure. The work of cannabis advocates is beginning to pay off in spades. Passage of the SAFE Banking Act likely will be the first step in a process leading to eventual removal of cannabis from the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance List.

Increased liberty is on its way nationwide! FINALLY.

Combating discomfort and pain without addictive opioids is nothing short of sensible. Something our oppressive “War on Drugs” government was intentionally using to incarcerate otherwise law aiding citizens, And for no reason other than  to serve its demented agenda to control its population. Especially minorities .

TRUTH to POWER!

“It is our hope that after the successful passage of the SAFE Banking Act in the House, we will be able to advance legislation that ends the federal criminalization of cannabis once and for all,” Justin Strekal, political director of NORML, told Marijuana Moment. “Now is our time to demonstrate that marijuana law reform is both good policy and good politics.”

“We will not stop until otherwise law-abiding Americans are no longer discriminated against or criminalized due to the past or future choice to consume cannabis,” he said.

Neal Levine, CEO of the Cannabis Trade Federation, told Marijuana Moment that the group is “delighted that the U.S. House of Representatives is on the brink of passing a landmark piece of cannabis policy legislation that modernizes our antiquated banking laws to reflect the will of the people.”

“This is welcomed and long overdue news for the over 200,000 employees that work in the industry, cannabis businesses, and for public safety in the communities in which we operate,” he said. “Once the SAFE Banking Act passes the U.S. House, we call on the U.S. Senate to move quickly to protect our businesses and our workers.”

Full article BELOW the FOLD.