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Showing posts with label Trump. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trump. Show all posts

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Impeachment Inquiry Hearing: Quid Pro Quo, Bribery, Extortion?




Quid Pro Quo...as a minimum

As the world watches the undoing of a corrupt US President and his cabal, we infrequently post regarding the current US House of Representatives Impeachment Inquiry. What follows are a few noteworthy reports (some humorous, some serious, all poignant).

To start, we offer a brief 'key highlights" video.


Let's follow with a CNN fact-checking regarding the proceedings, witness and Trump's claims of innocence. The fact-check was posted on Yahoo News.


Trump claims to not really know EU Ambassador Gordan Sondland. Well...

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A key moment that will surely join the annuals of US Congressional history.  Sondland states he is less than appreciative as he has been forthcoming with Congressman Mahoney. The segment is three-plus minutes but very important to view.


Rep. Jackie Speier and her five minutes with Sondland.  Of particular note is an interchange between Speier and a Republican congressional facilitator (at the 1:47 minute mark).  Sadly the GOP res seems to lunge out with what they feel are quips without fully assessing the world in which they live. A world overwhelmingly laid to bare via Donald J, Trump. If I am not mistaken even the interrupting Republican offered an unintentional "touche" smile after the Speier retort.



The ultimate hearing "foot in mouth" and lack of foresight is attributed by Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.



Maybe congressional should defer hearing questioning to congressional attorneys. Especially in the case of the GOP.

If you wish to view a more straightforward highlight video regarding Sondlands testimony, Now This offers a segment you may find informative.

Huffington Post also has published a piece of critical testimony from one of today's fact witnesses.



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Friday, October 11, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: "I don't know,Giuliani's Buddies, Dulles International Arrests







Well, yet another news day. As the web of Trump falls lie a spider web in a hurricane we are witnessing daily Cat 5's of mind-boggling reports fitting a revisit to the Godfather movie series. All media except Fox News and probably Sinclair local channel news staff is reporting on the arrest of two citizens with birthrights and ties to the former Soviet Union (e.g., Ukraine.),

According to a federal indictment linked below the two operatives are alleged to have violated political campaign finance laws. If the reality of a $350,000 plus contribution to a Trump campaign PAC isn't enough, note the relationship the two have with Trump's consigliere: Rudy Giuliani.

This kind of guy.....

Detroit Mafia'S Consigliere Tony Pal
Take a couple of minutes for a CNN segment regarding the arrests and the start of Trump's denial of any knowledge of the operatives.


CNN published an early report regarding the arrests: linked, here

If you are a legal Beagle, Axios published the indictment against the two Giuliani partners. 

As issues surrounding Trump's attempts to bully the newly elected president of Ukraine follows its course to an inevitable pigpen, how do you think GOP elected officials are answering probing questions. During the era of Trump, yes or no questions are avoided similar to avoidance of any serious discussion of firearm control.

The question is applying pressure to secure an upper hand on a political candidate. Is it an acceptable practice or not? The only real answer in a normal world is: "no."

A matter of yes or no?

Colorado's Cory Gardner


Iowa's Ernst

Here we have a case of a VP caught between Trump's pigpen and an empty horse trough. 



And what does a president do when faced with the reality of a soiled and exposed dirty skirt? (Note: skip to the second Aaron Rupar tweet below)



" I know nothing; I didn't even get up today....?  Ask Rudy. 

Really? The first four minutes of this CNN segment seems to place Trump's remarks into that growing number of 12,500 plus lies in less than thee ears if office. 


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"I don't know....."
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Trump's "Bad People"




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Aaron Rupar captured Trump's pre-North Carolina (oozfest) rally on the White House lawn.  We have exerted a segment of Ruperts Twitter thread regarding drug dealers and bad people from the Bahamas.  Recall Trump barred certain Hurricane ravaged victim from entering the US this past week. Watch the Rupar segment and we will get to the actual point of this post.
Trump's Minister of Immigration (figurative title), Cuccinelli embodies and promulgates Trump's core values and the psyche Trump's most recent addition to his team of social regressives.

Question: Do you believe Trump would lay the "drug dealers and bad people" label of immigrants working to escape that once in a lifetime Cat 5 Hurricane which hit Norway. Of course, such a weather system will never hit Norway, but then that isn't the salient issue. You know my point.

Herein is the point of the post. Trump has a deep affinity for all things dictator and international strongman. Let's take a look at a rather long segment of the Rachel Maddow Show to capture a point.

Bad People?



If you think the Maddow segment isn't germane to Trump's penchant for turning his, and the nation's, back on people of color who suffer life-threatening reality, think a bit more about core Trump.

If you are puzzled by Trump's affinity for the likes of Russia Putin and extrapolation of all things Putin, you are of good mental health. 

America we have a problem!
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As Trump's World Turns: " I won the popular vote!"





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California "admitted" there were "a million" illegal votes in the 2016 presidential election. 
— Donald Trump on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 in an interview on "Meet the Press"          Pants on Fire!

Do you remember the major lie Trump told MSNBC's Chuck Todd regarding not actually losing the popular vote in 2016?

Yes Donald Trump, you most assuredly lost the popular vote and you became president via a flawed voting system which should be abolished, or as a minimum, update to account for historic slow vote count districts.  

Hillary Clinton was the recipient of the final vote count in 2016: 2.84 million votes more than Trump. 

America we have a problem. Some states are passing legislation which will award that states based on the winner of the popular vote in the state

I digress.   

After running across a Politifact's review of Trump's claim of not losing the popular vote, I thought I would archive a bit of it on The Progressive Influence.  

If you don't wish to expose your self to lying Donald Trump a key portion of the variable is posted below.




Politifact's Text:

Todd: "You didn't like the fact that you lost the popular vote. That bothered you, didn't it?"
Trump: "Well, I think it was a -- I mean, I'll say something that, again, is controversial. There were a lot of votes cast that I don't believe. I look at California."
Todd: "Mr. President." 
Trump: "Excuse me."
Todd: "But that’s a …" 
Trump: "Take a look at Judicial Watch. Take a look at their settlement. California admitted to a million votes. They admitted to a million votes." 
Todd: "A million votes of what?"
Trump: "Take a look at Judicial …
Todd: "What are you talking about?"
Trump: "Judicial Watch made a settlement. There was …" 
Todd: "About what?" 
Trump: "There was much illegal voting." 
President Trump claimed there’s proof to support his repeatedly debunked claim that "serious voter fraud" took place in California during the 2016 presidential election.

Well.....

POLITIFACTS REVIEW

Every day we live through the minutes with the ever-resent prospect of yet another Donald Trump lie.  Is this a healthy way to live?  While the question is rhetorical for Americans with rational minds, it is nonetheless a relevant query for those who seemed to have lost their minds via a form of Trump cultism.


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Trump And The Taliban Trump And Russia, Trump Poll Ratings





Meeting with the Taliban; Russian Spy; "I don't know,"

Does it ever end?

Taliban Where?


Let's start with Trump's apparent meeting with "terrorist" at Camp David.  Before you read further, I posit the Taliban enacted the bomb attack which killed an American soldier with full understanding Trump would cancel the meeting.  I do not believe the Taliban was interested in journeying to DC to meet with Trump.








It is important to note......


A dose of 'reality"... 



Now watch the top State Department Chair stumble through a direct question of who thought meeting with the Taliban at Camp David was a good idea.  



A dose of reality...,



Russian Spy?

Yesterday multiple media followed CNN reporting regarding the 2017 extraction of a highly placed Russian spy. The Kremlin official was reported to have given the US secret details and information for many years and was without question a major US INTEL asset. Some media are reporting the spy may never be adequately replaced. 

Now, why would the US extract a Russian citizen from his perch in the Kremlin? In part, due to Donald Trump's inept handling of top-secret information.

The follow CNN segment is a bit long but relevant to yet another archive to US History with Donald Trump as a contributing factor.



If you prefer MSNBC reporting, during The 11th Hour opening segment Brian Williams moved to the extraction of the spy at the six-minute mark of the segment.  If you do not wish to hear and see a run-through of Trump's previous week of inept leadership skip to the 5:50-minute mark 

When asked about the extraction while heading to his latest rally oozfest in North Carolina, Trump responded to questions about the extraction with his increasing use of: "I don't know."


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About those Poll Numbers

All said, this morning we receive a reminder of how many across the nation feel about Trump as a leader of the nation.

CNN.... two reports




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Friday, September 6, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Sharpie Gate








Is that a Sharpie mark extending a NOAA weather map? Isn't that illegal? OK, so who is the culprit?

According to the Washington Post, a White Hosue official has stated Trump (illegally) extended the NOAA map. Allow me to repeat the President of the United States (number 45 of 45 US Presidents) used a sharpie to extend the map.

Affix this image in your mind. It will go down in US History as a legacy mark for Donald J. Trump.


Watch the first Twitter embed via Aaron Rupar The thread is a full thread regarding Trump's comments. Our interest is in the eight-second snippet at the top of the thread.
Phenomenally and insanely ridiculous. Rerun link 

"I don't know."  The President of the United States of America is handed a NOAA weather map with a dark very visible mark and he president doesn't know how the mark was placed on the map? 

Washington Post excerpt:
...a White House official has identified the amateur cartographer as the President himself.

According to the Washington Post, the official said that “no one else writes like that on a map with a black Sharpie.”
Well......Rerun link 

It would be unfair not to include the Talking Point Memo piece from which we drew the WASPO quote.

AN MSNBC segment for The Beat captures the essence and ridiculousness of Trump's sharpie malfeasance. 



We thought of ending the piece here but denied to offer-u a few FYI links.

Warning! Nothing which follows offers a positive focus on the nation's 45th president.


We wonder how the "I don't know" lie adds to the Washington Post tracking of Donald Trump lies.

And, Trump today?
 We will close with a link to a CNN "Anatomy of a Fiasco" A Sharpie Timeline (AKA Sharpie Gate).

Surprised?

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Charlottesville, Tucker Carlson, Trump In El Paso



Two years ago today, white supremacists perpetrated mayhem and murder in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Shortly thereafter Trump (when pressed) commented that the event and the day were shared by 'fine people on both sides". 

Leadership?

True leadership. How does a true leader lead in times of horrific experienced for her/his constituents? The true leader shows empathy, sympathy and offers a personal touch; which could mean much to those who suffer. 

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The Buffoon, narcissistic camera hound and his wife show exactly the core of the current GOP and US conservative mindset. The baby's parents are dead Shot by a right-wing racist who seemed to clone Trump's "invasion" moniker for brown people who are seeking a better life in the United States.  The photo opportunity was yet another example of the existential reality of Trumpism. 

If you have time and respect the sanctity and special elevation of the US Presidency, you have to sit through this MSNBC segment.  The manner of speech is as critical as a presidents judgment. We have almost three years of empirical evidence Trump has zero judgment.  Watch and listen as Chris Hayes shows us the full measure of Trump's inept mental processes (as exemplified via speech). 
A visit over on Fox News finds another evening host who suddenly announced a "vacation." 
Does Fox News management and Ruppert Murdoch so disrespect their viewers they practice disciplinary "vacation" closeting when a host shows the true core values of the organization? Is sending a host on an unplanned "vacation" a mere band-aid and hand-slap? would termination serve a better purpose? Alas, a question for credible media with viewers who might find utter racism and defense of racism a "deplorable act ".

Let's take another look (and listen). 


"Deplorable?"

James Alex Fields, Jr August 12, 2017


And David Duke on August 12, 2017, put it into words.


If you are familiar with professional sports and television broadcast, you know the term "color commentator".  While the use of the term, regarding David Duke's validation and of Trump, also carries a nagging pun (hence "color"), I cannot find a better metaphorical analogy.  

Why should we ask should Fox management even respond with an "Immediate vacation"?  We suspect to slow the trickle of advertisers, more so than an attack of consciousness. 

On the anniversary day of Charlottesville, we find Fox News's Tucker Carlson on immediate vacation and we find an image of Trump and his wife with a baby with deceased via an American terrorist influenced by Trump's incessant oratory and hate speech.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: When The Polls Don't LIe; FIre The Pollsters







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Watch at the 1:00-minute mark. Trump with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. After Trump's internal pollings numbers were leak showing he is training Joe Biden in all states, Trump plays the "Lie Card" Actually, he went off the record in the interviews an ordered a call to someone on his tea with a request for polling numbers. You will notice the cameras do not return to the limo interview. Or, is his behavior best represented by the word delusional?" 
"I don't believe those polls. There's no way [former Vice President Joe Biden] beats me in Texas," Trump told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday during an exclusive interview. "No, my polls show that I'm winning everywhere."
ABC's piece report Trump continued with his diatribe response to the point of using the "T" word (truth). There isn't a person in industrialized Earth who doesn't know that Trump is absent the ability, to tell the truth. (Washington Post April 2019)
"Nobody showed you those polls because those polls don't exist, George. Those polls don't exist. I'm losing in 15 out of 17 states? Those polls don't exist," Trump said. "I just was given a meeting with my pollster who I frankly don't even believe in pollsters if you want to know the truth, you just run a campaign and whatever it is, it is, but I just had a meeting with somebody that's a pollster and I'm winning everywhere, so I don't know what you're talking about."



On June 10th, 2019 The New York Times reported Trump knew was formed of the polling data and instructed his staff to deny the numbers.  

After working through the proceeding, you have to know what comes next.  Trump fired the pollsters. Crooks And Liars.
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

US Conservatism: The Ugly, The Shameful , And The Liar





We don't often write about matters of Trump's wife on this page. As Trump and his cabal and family bring their UK visit to a close, I have noticed the anticipated reveling about the "beauty and poise" of Trump's wife. While I won't speak of the long record of his wife's prior to their marriage. I will, however, use a Twitter post to remind of Melania Trump the Birther.
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Pier sMorgan questioned Trump about America's need for the AR-15 armed citizens.  Wouldnt you think Truno would have avoided the use of the word "entertainment?" 

Talking Point Memo published 5 key moments from Trump's 30-minute interview. Linked.  Will the lies ever cease?  A rhetorical question. 
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Trump's comment about the  United Kingdom's as America's largest trading partner?

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On April 27, 2019, The Washington Post updated its running Trump "lie count".
In 828 days, President
Trump has made 10,111
false or misleading claims
The Fact Checker’s ongoing database of the false or misleading claims made by President Trump since assuming office.
See WAPO article for an interactive graphic. Linked, here.


Of course, one and a half months past the end of April, we can only assume Trump's "lie count"will reach 11,000 by years end.

The need to further illustrate Trump's pathological state of lying probably isn't necessary,, yet it isn't often we can share report of his laying lies on foreign soil.  CNN's Don Lemon offered a 'facts first" with Trump as the central character.

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Grannie brandished her gun

Let's skip down to the Great State of Mississippi.

Ruby Nell Howell was arrested Tuesday, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office said.

It seems someone's grandmother has been arrested and charged with a gun-related misdemeanor.  Do you recognize her?  Do you from time to time catch national news?  Or do you live in Starkville Mississippi?  

Hint.  


Oh yes, black people and a granny with a gun.  Do you suspect the elderly white woman sought firearm protect because she was attacked and fear for her life?   

If you answered "no" to any of the questions, here is the back story.  Linked via Longroom dot com.
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The closet racist who didn't live in a closet

We intended to end this piece at this point. well, as is frequently the case with conservative America another racist has raised her head, acted on her racism and subsequently lost her job. The segment is a bit long due to CNN's frequently practice of offering a dialog between the network's host and o camera guests. 



Apparently, the teacher has been employed by the school district since 1998. Often employees with long employment histories have work records which reflect on the character of the employee (good, bad or neutral). Georgia Clark has a history which indicates past negligence for her district managers. She is a clear racist and should have been relieved of working with children many years ago. Star-Telegram linked (short) video here. The Star-Telegram piece, here (must read).

If you visited the Star-Telegram piece you read through word after the word which thoroughly illustrated the typical US racist.  Typical, yes, but it isn't often we can witness and read about the level to which such people ooze around in the darkness of social media while satisfying an inner-core need for sycophancy.

If you didn't read the Star-Telegram piece, her is an excerpt of how Clark managed her social interactions with children.
Clark was suspended without pay and reassigned in 2013 after referring to students at Western Hills High School as “Little Mexico” and “white bread.” 
During the 2013-14 school year, Clark worked at Western Hills High School as a reading teacher, but was recommended for termination by a review committee after she was accused of using racist language toward students. She was kept by the district after the United Educators Associationhelped her find a resolution with the district, the records state.  
Eighteen student witnesses made statements in that case. A co-worker on campus also told the district Clark used racist language when referring to students. That internal review began Nov. 7, 2013, and closed on Jan. 3, 2014. 
In November 2013, Clark was accused of calling a group of Hispanic students “Little Mexico.” She also reportedly called a Caucasian student “white bread,” and separated the class by race, according to the reports. 
“The Mexicans on one side and the white and black people on another side,” one student told the district’s Office of Professional Standards in 2013. “She had told the Mexicans that (they’re) Mexico and that the white and blacks are America.”
What a shame, but a surprise? No!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Britain, Protesters Or Lack Of Protesters





Before reading beyond the title above, know the claim of "no protesters" is a lie.

No, this post isn't about attire. However.....

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It is about phantom protesters. somehow media is full on reports of protesters against Trump and his cabal as they visit England. But for some reason, Trump is stating he hasn't seen any protesters. Have we witnessed yet another addition to Trump's growing number of lies thus reachiing10,500 lies during his three years in office?

London part of trip is going really well. The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong. Tremendous crowds of wellwishers and people that love our Country. Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the....
Seriously? Unseen protests may have much to do with helicopter flights to the Palace and strategic avoidance of the streets of London. Imagine anyone gullible enough to believe the twist of the tweet. Of course,e he has seen any protesters.

Video is a powerful communications tools.



How could he miss the following picture as his motorcade is very visible in the background?



Well if this is his reference, I don't see any protesters either.  But notice what else is absent fort he image. If you are slow today, notice the number of revelers or well-wishers

The New York Post also ran a piece regarding Trump's reception via the citizens of England. Linked here.

The BBC


Time


Oh yes, there were protesters and despite The Trump cabal and Fox News's efforts to offer up supportive crowds, the number of Englanders unhappy about the state of the current US President was quite noticeable.
       

PHOTO: A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of President Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit, in Parliament Square in London, July 13, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump visits Britain

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Protest against U.S. President Donald Trump in London

Trafalgar Square, London, Britain, June 4, 2019.

Is there a question of respect for a president who shows no respect. 
As was in the linked piece via the New York Post, some spoken openly about their contempt for the US President.

Excerpt
“A state visit is an honor, and we don’t think that this president deserves an honor,” UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said on BBC’s “Today” radio show Tuesday. “He is a sexual predator, he is a racist, and it’s right to say that. And I think we need to think about when is it that our country got so scared. Why can’t we start saying things as they are?” 
She added, “We’ve seen the way in which this current British government have tried to deal with Donald Trump, by fawning all over him, holding his hand, and what respect have we got as a result of it?
Well, I believe that somewhat sums it up.  

Question: Do you recall similar protest as any other US president visited  Britain?



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