Hat Tip… Progressive Eruptions
Hat Tip… Progressive Eruptions
Trump promised to “drain the swamp”, and we assumed he meant drain it of corruption. But of course that was just another of the Trump campaign memes, and like so many others the swamp remains swampy and the family values party has rather mucked it up worse than it has ever been during the modern era.
Not at all suprising really, the party leader, aside from being the nation’s most famous pus*y grabber, is also a liar, a cheat, and generally a man of little to no decency or integrity.
One could say the party is simply following their leader down the path of corruption, indecency, dishonesty, and anti Americanism. But Trump won the election and apparently his winning is embolding other lawmakers to act as if they, like their leader, believe they do o need to act ethically and see themselved as above the law.
Hunter said Tuesday: “This is all going to trial, so you have criminally political prosecutors in this case. . . . This is a personal smear campaign.” He declined to address the allegations of affairs.
In the new filing, prosecutors allege Hunter’s romantic entanglements blossomed as he used campaign money for large expenses — such as a ski trip near Lake Tahoe — and small ones, such as Uber rides to and from the women’s homes.
Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were charged last year with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to pay for family vacations, theater tickets and other personal expenses. Prosecutors say he used his campaign account as his “personal piggy bank” to live well beyond his means.
Hunter was one of the first lawmakers to endorse Donald Trump’s run for office. Prosecutors have sought to preclude the congressman’s defense from alleging political bias at his trial.
Hunter’s wife, meanwhile, pleaded guilty in the case this month and agreed to “tell everything,” according to a copy of her agreement with prosecutors. Prosecutors revealed in another court filing they have texts between Margaret and her husband, who have three children, in which they discussed using campaign funds on personal expenses.
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We might launch a military strike against Iran. Unless they come to the negotiating table and give up any designs on becomimg a nuclear power. Of course if Iran continues to thumb their nose at Trump and the Orange Haired Wonder decides to launch a military strike it will be obliteration for the Iranian state and its people. So sayeth the Orange Haired Wonder.
A we are all aware it was the Orange Haired Wonder that withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama. Iran was in total compliance with the deal. A deal that while not perfect gave the west, and the rest of the world, a measure of security that Iran would develop a nuclear weapon system. It should be noted that Iran was observing the terms of the agreement until very recently.
The Orange Haired Wonder’s trashing the deal Obama painstakingly negotiated and the crushing economic sanctions slapped on Iran is the reason Iran is acting as it is. In light of the Orange Haired Wonder’s track record with Iran it is perfectly reasonable for the Iranian government and its people to have no trust or respect for the man who calls himself president. In fact if I were an Iranian leader I too would thumb my nose at the Orange Haired Wonder.
The following excerpt is from Politico.
President Donald Trump warned the United States may launch a devastating military attack on Iran unless it comes to the negotiating table and drops its bid to develop nuclear weapons.
“I’m not looking for war, and if there is, it’ll be obliteration like you’ve never seen before. But I’m not looking to do that. But you can’t have a nuclear weapon. You want to talk? Good. Otherwise you can have a bad economy for the next three years,” Trump said during an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press” airing Sunday.
Trump said the U.S. had a “modest but pretty, pretty heavy attack schedule,” but planes were not in the air when he called off the attack.
“They cannot have a nuclear weapon,” he said. “They cannot have a nuclear weapon. They’d use it. And they’re not going to have a nuclear weapon.”
Trump also disputed that he sent a message to Iranian leaders through a third country, saying he did not want conflict, dubbing it “fake news.”
However, he also declined to send a message during the interview to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
“Wouldn’t be much different than that message,” Trump said.
We must reiterate that the “international inspectors have repeatedly declared that Iran has complied with the 2015 deal”.
If justice prevails, there is certainly no gaurantee it will, Trump may turn out to be that proverbial frog siting in a pan of water on the stove and coming to a slow boil.
One can hope.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, told the House Judiciary Committee that Trump was serious in saying there was nothing wrong in accepting derogatory information about political opponents from a foreign government, panel Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Thursday.
“Ms. Hicks made clear that she understood the president to be serious when he said that he would accept foreign interference in our elections,” Nadler said in a statement for a hearing on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“She also made clear that even she knew that such foreign assistance should be rejected and reported to the FBI,” he said.
The committee later heard from an expert witness who said Trump’s remarks about accepting foreign assistance, made in an ABC News interview, could violate the presidential oath of office and provide evidence for any future impeachment inquiry.
“Receiving foreign assistance has been recognized throughout the entire history of the“Ms. Hicks could not even answer whether she told the truth to the Mueller team because the president’s lawyers objected to the question,” Representative Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat, said during Thursday’s hearing. country as something that is counter to and undermines the Constitution,” said Carrie Cordero, a conservative attorney who is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security think tank.
“That is an invitation … to Russian intelligence and any other intelligence service that’s out there that wants to try to find a way to influence our democratic processes,” she added.
“Ms. Hicks could not even answer whether she told the truth to the Mueller team because the president’s lawyers objected to the question,” Representative Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat, said during Thursday’s hearing.
Mr. Bolton, war hawk extraordinaire, is without a doubt urging Trump to rattle the sabers and crank up the rhetoric. There is nothing more Bolton would like than to see the USA at war with Iran. Make no mistake, the war mongering Bolton has been working tirelessly to engineer another war in the Middle East. Hopefully Trump won’t be so stupid as to give us another Iraq.
Don’t hold your breath that Trump won’t.
Iran had been abiding by the terms of the nuclear deal, negotiated under President Barack Obama, before Mr. Trump pulled out, and has continued to do so since the withdrawal by the United States. But as American sanctions have squeezed the Iranian economy, Tehran has warned that it could not remain in the deal without getting European help to find workarounds to the sanctions.
“This was an entirely predictable consequence of the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal and maximum pressure strategy,” said Ali Vaez, director of the Iran project at the International Crisis Group, a conflict-resolution organization. “In practice, maximum pressure has produced maximum peril and minimum strategic results.”
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