There is a narrative emanating from the right that liberals hate Donald Trump because he beat Hillary. The left can’t get over it. Liberals need to accept that Trump is now president and stop whining. Well, I’ve got news. No one hates Trump. No one cares that he beat Hillary. Most can’t stand her anyway and she has been forgotten and is living comfortably in the woods somewhere. The left is only interested in one thing: Holding Trump accountable. That means transparency. Thus far, he wants none of that.
He will, however, lose that battle.
I want the conservatives to know. There will be no letting up on Trump until he is found guilty, or exonerated, of every scandal his two-month presidency has generated. If you consider yourself patriots, I invite you to join in demanding complete transparency from the president. The allegations of Russian hacking and possible collusion are an affront to our Democracy and far more important than one man.
There is no getting “over it.” The beatings will continue until morale improves.
Hearings begin today on Russian hacking of our elections among other questions. We can probably expect the Republicans to do everything possible to stonewall this investigation. They will lob softballs and object if Democrats throw hardball questions. It is likely to be the most disgusting spectacle of partisanship in memory. If so, our duty as American citizens is to demand an independent investigation of the 2016 presidential election. There are so many lies surrounding the Russian connections that it is hard to figure out where to begin.
Because the president has accused his predecessor of tapping his tower in New York, maybe that is where it should start. If true, it would be the biggest scandal in ages and Barack Obama would be guilty of a felony. For a man who has all the intelligence agencies at his tiny fingertips, Trump plays loose with facts and he apparently gleaned this conspiratorial nugget from reading Breitbart. He then had Sean Spicer quote a talking head from Fox News that the British had been bugging him. Trump is absolutely nucking futs.
General Michael Flynn is another likely place to begin. He is known to have inferred a reduction in sanctions on a phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak the same day that Obama had just imposed them on the Russians for its interference in the election. He was on the payroll of the Turkish government to the tune of $600,000 last year. The official line is that he was fired for lying to Vice President Pence. Right! Lying is the one thing the entire Trump administration actually condones. There’s more to this.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath to Senator Al Franken about his meetings with the same Russian ambassador. No matter how the Republicans try to spin the way the question was asked, or how confused Sessions was about it, when you listen to the transcript, he lied. Under oath. To a Senator. Why?
The former Trump Campaign Chief, Paul Manafort, is wanted for questioning in Ukraine to explain illegal off the books payments to his firm, which eventually caused him to step down from Trump’s team. He has deep ties to the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, who had to flee under Putin’s escort to Russia after the revolution. Manafort may have been blackmailed by a Ukrainian parliamentarian claiming to have compromising information on Manafort and Trump.
Then there’s Carter Page. This man is suffering from panic attacks. He was with Jeff Sessions and Trump son-in-law, Jared Kushner at the meeting with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, which was nothing nefarious! as he tweeted complete with exclamation point. His deep ties to the Russian oil industry, including talks with individuals under U.S. sanction, and the fact that he was advising Trump’s campaign open a new chapter in the ties of the Trump campaign with America’s most dangerous adversary. His crazy town letter defending himself would be a good reason to prescribe Xanax.
When Trump was suffering under the weight of a yuuge bankruptcy, no one would loan him money. He turned to Deutsche Bank and then to a firm called Bayrock. This is where Trump met one Felix Sater. Sater was convicted of slashing a man in a bar fight using a broken glass. He then got busted in stock fraud scheme involving the Genovese and Colombo crime families. Sater worked for Bayrock and helped Trump fund a development dubbed Trump Tower Fort Lauderdale which, in typical Trump fashion, went bust causing investors who had bought real estate in the development to lose money. Sater is a mystery but allegedly has ties to the Russian mob.
Finally, there’s Roger Stone. This behind-the-scenes pot stirring dirty tricks mastermind has to be one of the slimiest people on earth. You just have to read a little about him to get the gist. He was in touch with Julian Assange during the campaign and was presciently tweeting the next Wikileaks drop days before their release. Julian Assange, it should be noted, worked for RT the Russian propagandist media outlet.
These tendrils likely keep going. All of Trump’s kids are suspect, except the little one –– Eric. We have Kellyanne Conway’s breach of ethics when she promoted Ivanka’s clothing line on TV. Reince Preibus’ same break with ethics when he personally approached the FBI about refuting the Russian charges. I’m sure there’s someone I missed. It’s difficult to believe that this is only Day 59 of the Trump administration.
But even more telling would be a release of Trump’s taxes. Those financial tendrils would explain everything. One thing is for certain, with so many Republicans and their political operatives involved, and lying about it, and so many connections to the Russians it is imperative that we learn the truth.
When this investigation inevitably degenerates into partisan bickering it will be time to send a loud and clear message to our leaders. This is serious business that needs sunlight to burn away the stink of corruption. Anyone not on board is aiding abetting a possible crime. I truly hope that our system works, Trump is declared innocent, and goes on to become the greatest president ever.
However, Trump supporters need to prepare themselves. No one on the left can or will bring down Trump out of hatred nor a witch hunt. If Trump or any of his associates are guilty, it will be all their own doing, not Hilary’s. Not Obama’s. (Thought I’d get that out there because I know he will be blamed.) With this much smoke…
Continued lying isn’t helping their cause. The administration should study the first rule of holes. However, unless it’s reported on Fox and Friends, Trump will likely miss it.
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