This mess over the Russian interference with our elections has gotten real interesting. More and more “advisers” or “members” of team trump have been found to have had contacts with the Russians. That by itself isn’t all the bad, but the lies about these meetings, and statements about them not happening are making things look real bad.
The administration keeps saying no one had meetings. Then, when facts come out that they did have meetings, the administration says, so, what’s wrong? Cabinet appointees have lied to Congress under oath. It goes so far that they have even lied about using private email for government business.
This includes the Vice President and the new EPA head. Pruitt said under oath that “I only use state email for government business”. Turns out from the emails that the courts forced him to release that was a lie. He has used private emails to conduct business especially in coordinating with fossil fuel companies to strategize against EPA rules and lawsuit filings. There is nothing to define his words except as lies.
As things keep heating up on his administration, trump keeps trying to fight back using his thumbs, but obviously not his brain. It started with tweets and pictures with Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi meeting with Putin and the Ambassador.
Then he tries to compare those meeting with the ones Session had. Only, neither of these two have lied about the meetings, and there were pictures, so there was nothing obviously nefarious about them. Sessions lied to the committee about his meeting. That is the big difference.
Then he tweeted about the many meetings Obama had with Putin and the ambassador. Obama was President at the time. Meeting with foreign officials is part of the job description. I guess trump hasn’t figured that out yet.
But, this morning trump did something that really calls into question his motives and his sanity. He actually tweeted that President Obama “had tapped his wires”. You may wonder where this nonsense came from and you would be right in wondering what the hell trump is thinking.
This idiocy came from the main idiot in right-wing radio talk shows, Mark Levine. He claimed that it was all part of an attempted coup against trump led by Barak Obama. Then, Breitbart picked up on the story and ran with it like a dog with a bone.
There are some problems with this “theory”. They claim that Obama tried to sway the election. It obviously failed if that were true. I think President Obama is a lot smarter than letting something so sinister to fail.
Second, the President of the United States cannot order phone taps of any kind. That is in our laws that resulted from the Watergate fiasco. If the President had ordered these “wire taps” and the FBI or other Intelligence Agency went along with it, they all broke the law. I find that very hard to believe especially the way Comey handled the Clinton email scandal right before the election.
Which means only a few things can be true about these tweets. The first is that trump is totally ignorant about the laws of the country he is supposed to enforce. The second is that he is feeling the heat over the scandal and is in full cover up mode. Or, he is nuts.
This is really getting out of hand. The questions surrounding this scandal are reasonable questions being asked by reasonable people. Why did the administration lie about these meetings? Why did they even refuse to admit they took place? What went on in these meetings? And what, if anything does Russia have on our beloved leader that makes him so afraid to talk about this matter openly?
The man who promised to “drain the swamp” has let in more water into the swamp and it is drowning Washington and politics across the country. And trump has no one to blame but himself.
Yet, he keeps trying to deflect the apparent wrong-doing of his people by charging others with crimes and not providing any proof for those charges. You know that there is no proof because he hasn’t called for any investigations into his allegations of wrong-doing. That tells me he is lying, again.
It has taken less than two months for things to come crumbling down around trump’s ears. He has done absolutely nothing as president and has introduced no legislation. He continues to talk in vague tones and language leaving the American people scratching their heads wondering what the hell he said.
His only accomplishments he has had so far is a botched Muslim Ban and the rollback of environment protections. His budget appears to be aimed specifically at scientific work to protect our planet’s climate and our drinking water and our clean air. For example, according to the budget, 97 percent of the money used to clean up and protect the Great Lakes will be eliminated. 97 percent!
His Commerce Department is planning on all but eliminating the most serious work of NOAA including satellite work that helps provide weather forecasts and severe weather warnings. Meaning, if a tornado is coming your way, don’t expect very much warning in the future.
This is what we have in store for our future. Oh, there are other things like their real possibility of people losing the health care. But, things are not getting better, they are getting worse.
We all knew that Richard Nixon was paranoid. Our current beloved leader makes Nixon look like a normally sane person. He has taken paranoia to new levels. And, since he is sitting in the White House, that is a very scary thing indeed.
I only took two psychology courses in college. I am not expert. I am just a layman looking at things and speaking my mind on what I believe is reality. I never thought I would say this about a president of our country. But, in my layman opinion, donald trump is nucking futs.
And, the shirts keep marching along!