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The second impleachment of (now former) President Trump

It goes without saying that if Jan 6 events were a plot to eliminate Trump from the US political scene, it was a resounding success. Trump, at least initially during 2016 election campaign, used to had right instincts. But he quickly (in just two months since inauguration) degenerated into Bush III and like was the case with Bush II,  it was a pity to watch as clearly this position was too high for him. At this point he became toxic to his country and his supporters. He should go into the sunset as a politician.   Right now he has nothing to offer to the country. 

After his rambling, incoherent speech on Dec 6, he at least should have a courage to go with the protestors to the Capitol and stand with them with his staff  and personal security providing the organization and helong to ensure the security of his followers.  The only viable political meaning of the protest was to demand the commission for the investigating the election fraud from the Congress.  The fact that he left after his speech is completely inexcusable. It is worse than a crime, it is a fatal political blunder.

Evan a  mediocre politician would understand the the same forces in intelligence agencies that launched Russiagate and Ukrainegate against  him will try to hijack rally to sabotage hearings, which are very damaging to neoliberal Dems as they were translated all over the country and Trump side has pretty strong arguments as for the presence of mass scale fraud in the elections. 

If he does not feel good to the present till the end of the rally, he should have been providing  the leadership and organization to the rally using his trusted cabinet members as organizers two took the leadership position after he left, to prevent hijacking (which is a standard color revolutions textbooks trick)  from happening.

He also need to to stand on the stars of the Capitol himself to prevent hot head (and supposed infiltrators) from rushing to the entrance of Capitol and breaking the windows. He count not missed the fact that security was weakened for this size of this rally and that it could well be intentional.

Instead, Trump just stepped aside and let the event unfold "spontaneously". Now he will pay a huge price for his cowardness and inability to grasp the gravity of the situation.  In other words like Gorbachov before him he is mediocre weakling who in no way deserves the position he obtained.  And that was a consistent trend during his presidency:

Chris Moore says: • Website January 8, 2021 at 3:17 am GMT • 20.1 hours ago • 200 Words

Trump was too conflicted to lead a populist revolt. He was too mobbed up with wealthy Zionists and right-leaning factions of the Jewish establishment. Now they’ll quickly throw him under the bus. He’s finished, and politically homeless. Not even the Deplorables will want anything to do with him, given the fact that he betrayed them time and again.

Trump might have been a populist leader had he immediately abandoned his Jewish handlers, fully adopted the white right, the military and veterans, Christians, Constitutionalists, small business, Main Street, America First industry and working class, etc. and oriented his entire administration in their direction. But given that New York Jews were part of his family, that wasn’t going to happen.

A true populist will eventually emerge from the People, and do what Trump should have done but lacked the guts and integrity to do. And the Deep State will do all it can to strangle him in the cradle, but will fail, because like Golden Calf Hebrews from the Bible, or like Cyclops if you prefer Greek fables, it and its sycophants are sick, blind and insane now beyond any possibility for redemption, intoxicated by their own narcissism.

How long the white knight will take to emerge is hard to say, but he’s eventually coming. Count on it.

nsa says: January 8, 2021 at 7:22 am GMT • 16.0 hours ago

The filthy old swindler could have easily won re-election if he had done even one tiny thing for the vast demographic making under $34k per year (the median wage) i.e. the working poor. He could have pushed for a federally mandated $15/ hour minimum wage. He could have pushed for a universal basic subsidized medical plan instead of trying to take one away.

How about federal money for a new system of trade schools and vocational training institutes? Instead, he signed off on massive tax cuts for himself and his wealthy jew sponsors. He signed off on trillions of dollars for his wall street pals, goosing the stock market into the stratosphere.

The old coot played golf while half the nursing home population was wiped out by the wu-wu. He started a pointless trade war with China after listening to three of the dumbest jews on the planet: Munchkin, Krudlow, Koshner……jews so stupid they couldn’t figure out how to cheat rubes at a corner furniture store.

Endless demagoguery, fake religiosity, phony nationalism, counterproductive race baiting, shameless nepotism, constant lying….but then what else would you expect from a former WWE wrestling promoter?

anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:January 8, 2021 at 2:45 pm GMT • 8.7 hours ago • 100 Words  

Trump is and was a fool. He was a New York media construction used to harm the Republicans and their base. He sealed his own fate because he lacked wisdom or experience in dealing with the such complexities as Washington DC.

He did not learn either, he was a reliable fool. He never went more a few weeks without saying or tweeting something that could harm him. It is sad to see that he was just a tool to harm his supporters. He is now destroyed and his supporters are damaged. Sad to see this because Republicans did not deserve it.

There is not any justification for Trump's behaviour other then the complete lack of political skills and courage.

ADKC | Jan 7 2021 17:34 utc | 149

This whole thing is deeply inauthentic.

I listened to Trump's speech contemporaneously and I thought that it was definitely incendiary and also considered that Trump was causing a whole lot of trouble with no actual meaningful plan. Then Trump disappears and leaves his supporters to it. That is cowardly.

I have long thought that Trumps supporters (the deplorables) are not a significant force and are just people who are being used as an Aunt Sally.

Then his supporters somehow get into Capitol Hill; it was the most soft invasion I have ever seen. And we are asked to believe that Senators were at real risk? This is just not plausible.

And then a protester gets shot and killed. Were the deplorables meant to lose their shit? They didn't; they just stood around shocked, like dummies, suddenly realising that a jolly outing had become serious.

And then Trump tells they were great and should go home.

This is all just ridiculous.

The "deplorables" were used and manipulated. Overall, they are a pathetic bunch, desperate enough to put their faith in a snake-oil salesman and now they all in the frame for treason and sedition, which carries a death sentence, because they followed Trump! Will Trump secure immunity for them before leaving office? You can be certain he won't give them a second thought. (Trump won't help Snowden or Assange either, but is much more likely to pardon Maxwell [the "she has suffered enough" groundwork has already been laid]).

We are asked to believe that not a single agency of the US Government, any part of the US bureaucracy, or any of his appointments actually really supported Trump. He could have told the American people this at any time in his term, instead he just "reluctantly" acquiesced and did what he didn't want to do. This is just completely unbelievable.

I really don't think that it is appropriate to be talking about "sitting back" and stuffing your face with "popcorn". This is almost certainly not China's revenge or the US elite tearing themselves apart, but, much more likely the introduction of a different "system" which will only benefit the elite and be very much detrimental to ordinary Americans and, possibly, the whole of the West.

Trump is now promoting the idea of campaigning for the next four years and standing in 2024 (Christ, he'll be 78). The parallels with Bernie greatly letting his supporters down in 2016, setting up "Our Rollover" to prepare to run an "insurgency" campaign in 2020 and then letting his supporters down all over again (but not after milking them for every cent he could) doesn't pass me by.

I visited America in the '90s and they were the most sincerely nicest, non-judgement, well-meaning, professional and efficient people I have ever met. In less than 30 years they have been misled, used, abused and are unrecognisable to the people they were then. Americans need to find a different way based on unity, liberty, equality and economic justice; I am not optimistic.


The fact that Trump is gone is good. He proved to be incompetent and more a neoliberal and imperialist, than a populist.  Most of his key 2016 election promises to working people and lower middle class were broken.  He completely betrayed his electorate. He also was a toxic leader:

A 2012 Army manual describes toxic leadership as “a combination of self-centered attitudes, motivations, and behaviors ... The toxic leader operates with an inflated sense of self-worth and from acute self-interest. Toxic leaders consistently use dysfunctional behaviors to deceive, intimidate, coerce, or unfairly punish others to get what they want for themselves.”

In the last days he also proved to be a coward.  Still the Trumpism as a movement which can ne defined as "national neoliberalism" will probably live.

All in all it would be positive development if  Trump is impeached and completely removed from the US political scene, although not on false pretexts pushed forward by neoliberal Dems.  He committed some real crimes during his Presidency. His actions in Syria (bombing the country on false pretext of false flag gas attack staged by opposition to the Assad government ) and Yemen (logistical support and supplying arms to Saudis regime ) as well as assassination of Iranian general on diplomatic mission alone probably justify the impeachment.  By Nuremberg Tribunal rules those are crimes against peace.

The fact that Biden team of classic (pro-globalization) neoliberals (aka economic imperialists) and warmongers, dreaming about the return of glory day of neoliberalism in early 1990th, with looting xUSSR republic as the major achievement, will replace him is also bad.  There probably will be only very little  improvement, especially in foreign policy area. In domestic policy Biden is hamstrung by identity politics. I would say Biden administration might be as bad for the country as Trump the second term because being classic neoliberal they did not learn the bitter lessons from their 2016 defeat "They forgot nothing and leaned nothing" as Talleyrand said on another occasion. Care and feeding of the military-industrial complex will remain the highest priority.  Imperial dream of Full Spectrum Domination will guide the foreign policy.

So, in a way, there is no light at the end of tunnel after Trump departure. At least for common people.  As Jonathan Cook put it (Trump May be on Trial, but System That Produced Him Will Be Acquitted – Consortiumnews, Feb 4, 202)

While we fixate on identities that have been crafted to divide us, while we remain immersed in the surface of politics, while we are distracted from the real battle lines, those elites prosper. Political paralysis may not harm the establishment. But it is profoundly damaging to us, the 99 percent, when our communities are being ravaged by a pandemic, when our economies are in meltdown, when the planet is on the brink of ecological collapse.

We need a functioning political system that reflects popular priorities, like Medicare For All, a dignified minimum wage and free college; that understands the urgency of the challenges posed by multiple crises; and that can marshal and channel our energies into solutions, not into endless, irresolvable confrontations based on grievances that have been cultivated to weaken us. Trump is not the enemy. That target is far too small and limited. The class he belongs to is our enemy, as is the system of privilege he has spent the past four years upholding and his successor will defend just as assiduously.

Whether Trump is ultimately convicted or not in the Senate, the system that produced him will be acquitted — by Congress, by the new president, by Wall Street, by the corporate media. It is we who will pay the price.

The fact that Dems cheated during the elections using mail-in ballots and other methods is bad. But far from being new. Trump just draw nationwide attention to this practice  Continuing deployment of voting machines (authorized by Congress) essentially facilitates old methods of rigging the elections, as they can serve as a catalyst for various old forms of voting fraud.

Blocking elections observers from observing all details is also a sign of a banana republic, where oligarchy does what it wants and ordinary people opinions do not matter.  The same is true about  the absence of 24x7  close video surveillance of each counting table, accessible to public.  But those issues are secondary. The primary issue is that the selection of nationwide candidates from  each party is even more rigged than the Presidential elections. Looks how skillfully neoliberal Dems neutralized Tulsi Gabbard, Elisabeth Warren and Sanders (Sanders actually played a role of sheep dog and enjoyed it, so this is not a completely fair comparison), and pushed semi-demented Biden across the finishing line.  If he does not remind you about Konstantin Chernenko, you probably should pay more attention to history.

The fact that neoliberals staged a false flag operation to neutralize Trump challenge of election fraud, while having a positive effect of removing Trump from the political scene,  created a dangerous precedent. Forthcoming impeachment (after Pelosi Ukrainegate fiasco)  is yet another dangerous precedent -- what we observe is a typical process of  "commodization of impeachment" so to speak. That puts Biden administration into "the king is naked"  situation ( Biden has a lot of skeletons in the closet), and boomerang can well return in 2022 and 2024.

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[Feb 24, 2021] Ralph Nader poses tough questions for Pelosi about her complete bungling of the Impeachment Trial--twice!

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karlof1 , Feb 21 2021 21:46 utc | 60

Ralph Nader poses tough questions for Pelosi about her complete bungling of the Impeachment Trial--twice! The message IMO is there's to be no law enforcement when it comes to High Crimes committed by the POTUS, for much of what Trump's guilty of Obama and Biden are as well--and in several cases far worse since they committed thousands of Capital Crimes.

[Feb 24, 2021] If the 'show trial' showed anything, it demonstrated again the hold that Trump has over the party base. The trial might well have consolidated that hold if anything

Feb 24, 2021 |

Bemildred , Feb 22 2021 17:15 utc | 123

Alistair Crooke explains the Great Reset:

"Yes, the Republican Party may be entering a period of contention or civil war, but if the 'show trial' showed anything, it demonstrated again the hold that Trump has over the party base. The trial might well have consolidated that hold if anything – even if some old-style conservatives depart a metamorphosised GOP, in search of a more peaceful and civil anchorage. McConnell's conservative contingent seems, in retrospect, to emerge as the ephemeral element, rather than a key pivot around which a new GOP might form.

Yet Biden, in many ways, is in the politically weaker position. His party is less than homogenous – it is a more conflicted bunch. Many of its components simply detest each other. The Clinton-Obama neoliberal wing is fixated in its belief that they, and the U.S., have been on the global side-lines for far too long – and are agog to jump back in. They are escalating in Afghanistan, in Syria, and preparing a new push in Ukraine. Trump's troop withdrawals have been all reversed (even for Germany) – and numbers deployed rather, have been augmented.

In spite of their heady eagerness to lead the world, they are likely to find themselves banging heads with a changed world. Iran, Russia – even the EU – are not showing regard to the Biden bugle call: 'America is back'."

The 'Transition' of the Élites

[Feb 14, 2021] 'We've opened Pandora's Box'- Graham floats idea of impeaching Kamala Harris if Republicans retake House -- RT USA News

Feb 14, 2021 |

US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) may have voted against impeaching Donald Trump, but he seems open to holding Vice President Kamala Harris to the same standard after the 2022 midterms.

Appearing on 'Fox News Sunday,' Graham railed against the impeachment trial in the Senate, which ultimately failed, with the 53-47 vote not enough to reach a 'guilty' ruling. He called it an "affront to the law" and "unconstitutional."

Despite its failure, however, the Trump-supporting Republican says Democrats have "opened Pandora's Box" and leaders like Harris could pay the price.

"We've opened Pandora's Box to future presidents. And if you use this model, I don't know how Kamala Harris doesn't get impeached if the Republicans take over the House," he said.

Harris was brought up multiple times during the impeachment trial for her past promotion of a bail fund for Black Lives Matter protesters that released rioters who ended up rearrested on separate criminal charges.

Graham's apparent threat to Harris, mixed with his own disapproval of the standard used to try and convict Trump for "inciting an insurrection," have many blasting the senator for hypocrisy, with many also rushing to Harris' defense.

"Well it only works if the impeachee is a Democrat, a woman or Black (in VP Harris' case she meets all three of Jim Crow Caucus chairman @LindseyGrahamSC's criteria," MSNBC's Joy Reid tweeted in response to a user asking how impeaching Harris could be possible.

Others even suggested Republicans taking control of Congress could mean a chance to overturn election results in 2024.

"Graham is correct about the stakes of the 2022 midterms: If Republicans take Congress, they could not only impeach Biden and/or Harris (though unlikely they'd have the votes to convict), they could potentially succeed in overturning the results of the 2024 election," former Barack Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau suggested .

Graham also revealed to Fox News that he'd spoken to Trump since the trial ended and suggested the former president will be actively involved in the Republican Party going forward.

ALSO ON RT.COM 'Traitor' spray-painted outside of home of Trump's impeachment attorney, as he says he's received 'nearly 100 death threats'

"I spoke to him last night; he was grateful to his lawyers. He appreciated the help that all of us provided. You know, he's ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party," he said, adding the former president is "excited" for the 2022 midterm elections.

Trump's influence over the Republican Party has been a hotly-debated topic, especially in light of seven Republican senators voting to impeach on Saturday, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) seemingly turning on his past support and giving a speech on the Senate floor saying Trump was "responsible" for the January 6 riot at the US Capitol – despite voting against impeachment – and suggesting he could be pursued in criminal court.

Graham said McConnell's speech could come back to haunt Republicans.

"I think Senator McConnell's speech, he got a load off his chest, obviously, but unfortunately he put a load on the back of Republicans," he said. "That speech you will see in 2022 campaigns."

jfc46wv 6 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 04:13 PM

I don't understand the talk of retaking the house or Senate or winning the presidency in 2024. How is this supposed to happen now that the Dems have masterered the fine art of controlling the votes?
silvermoon jfc46wv 2 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 08:12 PM
Another election steal line and obvious while trying to be subtle. You don't even need any evidence. Of course non has ever been given.
Austin Rock jfc46wv 3 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 07:20 PM
No, in mid terms, two years from now you will see a swing and a lame duck president for last three years. I dont think anyonevtruthfully believes their was electoral craud on a scale to affect result. Trump lost, tough.
Blackace180 5 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 04:38 PM
The dems took their best shot and failed, but they did loose the dogs of war. What goes around comes around. Trump was right about a large number of things and the dems will find out the hard way. Taxes Gas Forever wars Open borders Free trade China virus... See more
Bob Blackace180 2 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 07:37 PM
sorry to say-the GOP is one with the Democrat party on all these issues Donald Trump was the ONLY one not playing by the SWAMP playbook.
Blackace180 6 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 04:22 PM
Impeach the former escort. I say impeach, impeach, impeach. Take her out tonight. It amazes me the hate they hurled at Trump and then they want unity and actually expect to return to normal. No, it ain't happening. Impeach.
justliloleme Blackace180 1 hour ago 14 Feb, 2021 08:53 PM
She also encouraged BLM riots that murdered >19 people according to Forbes who expects that to be a low number They also rioted, spreading covid widely She should have been arrested when she encouraged that on TV
CarolABinkley Blackace180 2 hours ago 14 Feb, 2021 07:47 PM
That, too, is my concern. Why wait?

[Feb 14, 2021] Impeachment champion

Feb 14, 2021 |

This marks the second time in twelve months that Trump has survived impeachment.

Eric Trump @EricTrump


[Feb 14, 2021] McConnell Says Trump -Responsible For Provoking Attack After Voting To Acquit

Feb 14, 2021 |

In a rather stunning and head-scratchingly self-serving and hyprocritical moment, Leader McConnell spoke after the Senate acquitted former President Trump and threw him back under the bus while covering his own political ass.


This marks the second time in twelve months that Trump has survived impeachment.

[Feb 14, 2021] House Managers Fold -- Will Not Call Impeachment Witnesses After Pelosi Subpoena Threat

Feb 13, 2021 |

Update (1300ET) : After a couple of hours of 'negotiations' during which Sen. Cruz threatened to subpoena Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Trump's lawyers said they would call "100s of witnesses", a deal has been reached that means no witnesses will be called.

House impeachment managers dropped their request to obtain testimony from Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler after senators agreed instead to enter into the record an account of her secondhand account of a phone call between Trump and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.

This agreement has averted the prospect of an avalanche of requests for testimony from both sides that would have extended the impeachment trial beyond its expected conclusion later today (and perhaps delayed any attempts at reaching a stimulus agreement).

As a reminder, Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been advising Trump's legal team, said that if the Senate agrees to the request by House impeachment managers to depose Herrera Beutler, he'll insist on "multiple witnesses"...starting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

He said she should be required "to answer the question as to whether or not there was credible evidence of pre-planned violence before President Trump spoke? Whether Speaker Pelosi, due to optics, refused requests by the Capitol Hill Police for additional resources like the National Guard?"

* * *

Just when you thought Donald Trump's second impeachment trials was over, five Republicans have joined their Democratic colleagues in a Saturday morning vote (55-45) to call witnesses - an unexpected development in this snap impeachment over Trump's alleged role inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

GOP Sens. Collins, Graham, Murkowski, Romney and Sasse were the five.

The move - which was originally opposed by several Democrats, will allow them to strengthen their case. It is unclear what kind of delay this may cause, after impeachment managers and Trump's defense team estimated it would be over on Saturday.

In response to the vote, Trump attorney Michael van der Veen answered that if witnesses are going to be called, " I'm going to need more than 100 witnesses , not just one," adding "we should close this case out today," but if that doesn't happen, "Do not handcuff me by limiting the number of witnesses I can have."

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren suggested that a debate on the number of witnesses should not take place, saying "I don't think there's any limit right now, and that's part of what will be debated."

As Axios notes, Trump himself is Democrats' most desired witness , however the former president has already quashed that - saying he would not comply willingly . The Senate could subpoena him, however it's unclear whether they would have enough support.

Instead, Democrats plan to call GOP Rep. Jamie Herrera Butler of Washington, who the NY Times reported on Friday said Trump 'sided with the mob' during a phone call as the attack was unfolding. Herrera Butler, who voted to impeach Trump in the House, was requested to testify by House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin.

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican of Washington, at the Capitol last week.Credit...

In a statement on Friday night, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican of Washington, recounted a phone call relayed to her by Mr. McCarthy of California, the minority leader, in which Mr. Trump was said to have sided with the rioters, telling the top House Republican that members of the mob who had stormed the Capitol were "more upset about the election than you are."

She pleaded with witnesses to step forward and share what they knew about Mr. Trump's actions and statements as the attack was underway. - NY Times

" To the patriots who were standing next to the former president as these conversations were happening, or even to the former vice president: if you have something to add here, now would be the time ," said Herrera Beutler in a statement.

According to her account, McCarthy 'frantically' called Trump on Jan. 6 and asked him to "publicly and forcefully call off the riot," and that Trump replied that it was Antifa, not his supporters, who were responsible. When McCarthy pushed back saying that wasn't true, Trump allegedly said "Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are."

Senate Democrats who initially opposed witnesses include Kristen Gillibrand of NY, who said on Thursday: "We've heard from many witnesses based on their interviews and their video presentations, so, I feel like we've heard from enough witnesses." Sen. Angus King of Maine said "I think the case has been made. I don't know what witnesses would add."

Once witnesses have testified , impeachment managers and Trump's defense team will present closing arguments - with each side allotted two hours. A full vote on whether to convict or acquit will follow.

To that end, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has told his fellow Senate GOP in an email that he will vote to acquit the former president - writing "As I have said for some time, today's vote is a vote of conscience and I know we will all treat it as such," according to Politico 's Burgess Everett.


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Foe Jaws 3 hours ago

McConnell got had by the D Rats and now he is backing out of the bargain they made to fcck over Trump.

Foe Jaws 2 hours ago

Same for Mike Pence. All he had to do was investigate the election fraud and he betrayed every single Trump voter in America. Pence can burn in hell forever.

Doom Porn Star 2 hours ago

Even IF Trump had been provided with intelligence indicating that fringe organizations were plotting a violent protest at the Capitol, doesn't the power to call in the National Guard reside with the local DC mayor Bowser who made the decision to call them up or not during the BLM protests earlier in 2020 and on the closing night of the Republican convention when Rand Paul was famously swarmed?

Why are assertions this call was suddenly Trump's call to make being entertained at all?

Shouldn't any call for National Guard support have been from the Capitol police to the office of Mayor Bowser?

Doom Porn Star 2 hours ago (Edited)

Look at what actually happened all throughout 2020.

Mayor Bowser was the person who called in the National Guard or did not.

Bowser had/has the authority and has used it or not at her discretion:

Unknown User 1 hour ago

The first witness the defense should be the Ex-US Capitol Police Chief who already said:

"The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this", ... "I must add that I wish that before placing the blame on the USCP and on me as the Chief for the breach of the Capitol by an insurrectionist mob, more consideration would have been given to the impact of incomplete information provided by intelligence assessments, the denied National Guard request, and the subsequent delayed approval for National Guard assistance", ... "I still cannot fathom why in the midst of an armed insurrection, which was broadcast worldwide on television, it took the Department of Defence over three hours to approve an urgent request for National Guard support"

Doom Porn Star 1 hour ago (Edited) remove link

Exactly WHO had authority to call for the National Guard?

Exactly WHO called for the National Guard?

-Congress may not have the authority to call. -The Capitol police may not either.

-The MSM doesn't have any authority to call the National Guard, or to command troops to act or stand down.

Exactly WHO did they call and WHO did they speak to?

-There are facts behind all this hysterical rhetoric, newsroom caterwauling, and political puffery.

WHO decided when and which troops to deploy from where?

-Names, rank and serial numbers.

Was DC Mayor Bowser called and what did Mayor Bowser do?

-These questions are all painfully obvious and no one is asking...

SoDamnMad 17 minutes ago remove link

I saw a video which I saved which showed, NOT Capitol Police on the barricades of the Capitol but DC Metropolitan Police. If the Capitol Police are 2300 strong WHERE THE HELL WERE THEY?

holdbuysell 3 hours ago

Witnesses no longer mean anything. They've poisoned this well when they brushed away thousands of affidavits, signed under the penalty of perjury, citing massive election and voter fraud.

These people have destroyed any semblance of the rule of law.

GodSpeed 3 hours ago

call the BLM activist as a witness and let people see it wasn't just Trump Supporters in the Capitol.

TRUMP WON 3 hours ago


Foe Jaws 3 hours ago


boyplunger7777 3 hours ago

This spectacle of a show trial would make Stalin proud. Now we have a moron old man with Stage 2 dementia sitting in Oval Office surrounded barbed wire/steel fencing, and 15,000 troops. Think about what America has devolved into.

GreatUncle 2 hours ago

Can't recall a senator but I think a petition to enable into state law and constitutionally approved in the state the ability to expel a senator by a vote that is instigated by 20% of the population signing a petition would be a dam good start.

Reckon it is needed and not just in SC and not just for Republicans neither but for any that break promises or expose themselves too poor judgement.

So the Democrats may win more seats does it really matter anymore?

It can also restore accountability to the electorate that a fraudulent election may steal.

Samual Vimes 3 hours ago

Dominion executive admits fixing election to ensure 'Trump ...

Twitter censors Oltmann for revealing truth about Coomer, Dominion election fraud Dominion , which is tied to both Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein, appears to have in its upper ranks a diehard Trump hater who expressed a willingness to do anything possible to prevent Trump from winning reelection.

Samual Vimes 3 hours ago

The Italian Job: Explosive New Testimony on Dominion ...

The news connects the dots between Eric Coomer's actions for Dominion Voting Systems in the U.S., the CIA raid in Frankfurt, Germany to protect Dominion's servers and destroy the evidence of election fraud , and now the actions at Leonardo in Italy. It even ropes in the deep state in the U.S. government.

Samual Vimes 3 hours ago remove link

Forensics report on Dominion machines in Michigan claim ...

"We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results," Russell Ramsland Jr.,...

UnicornTears 2 hours ago (Edited)

Where were all the guns for this alleged 'insurgency' ? Surely in a country with half a billion guns there would have been one or two in this attempt to 'overthrow the government'? Do you ever ask yourself why you believe such obvious lies?

boyplunger7777 2 hours ago remove link

Rigged elections, rigged markets, state run media, censorship of opposing views, multi-trillion dollar fiscal deficits, central bank monetizing debt, and now a show trial that would make Stalin proud. This is America in 2021. Have a plan, things are going to fall apart very quickly from here.

WolfgangIffans101 2 hours ago

I see complicity everywhere, and at all levels. Why would it fall apart quickly from here? The USSR held together for quite a while, no?

chunga 3 hours ago

It figures a guy like Raskin is the face of this thing. I can't watch this today because yesterday I was boiling over.

nmewn 2 hours ago

"In a statement on Friday night, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican of Washington, recounted a phone call relayed to her by Mr. McCarthy of California, the minority leader, in which Mr. Trump was said to have sided with the rioters, telling the top House Republican that members of the mob who had stormed the Capitol were "more upset about the election than you are."

She's going to testify to receiving second hand information, from McCarthy?

She's going to testify that McCarthy said Trump said that some Americans were "more upset about the election than you are."...meaning, McCarthy?...mmmkay, besides the Senate's complete lack of jurisdiction over "trying" a private citizen in the Legislature I guess we can add some... she-said-he-said-that-he-said ...nonsense for the 80yr old "Supreme Court Justice" Patrick Leahy to wade through, if he can stay awake ;-)

Posa 2 hours ago

Illegitimate? Yes. Five key swing states had no signature checks and validation for millions of mail-in votes. Doesn't prove fraud; then again, this doesn't prove there was no fraud. It does prove this was not a legitimate election when so many ballots were indiscriminately cast.

SWRichmond 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Trump "publicly and forcefully calling off the riot" would imply, of course, that he was in charge of it, would it not? Trump asked for the rally, not the riot.

I think he did the right thing by NOT doing that.

the_pencil 2 hours ago remove link

If Pelosi is called as a witness, she/they will all be toast. And they know it.
Keep digging your hole, Dems.

Baconeggs 2 hours ago

Must have been trump that ordered the cops to allow everyone into the capitol then right? Maybe we should have someone investigate that

Aquamaster 2 hours ago

And these clowns in the House, Senate, and the rest of the D.C. swamp STILL can't seem to understand why normal Americans hate them so much.

the_pencil 2 hours ago

"Hate" nowhere near strong enough. The whole bunch is pure filth.

cleg 2 hours ago

they have brought it all on themselves

Xena fobe 2 hours ago

They understand. They want to be hated. It means they are getting filthy rich.

Jim in MN 2 hours ago

Here, let me help....

We The People DEMAND TO SEE:

Seth Rich's laptop

Hunter Biden's laptop

Anthony Weiner's laptop

Epstein's tapes

The Soros/DNC riot conspiracy surveillance files

The bioweapon strike files

the_pencil 2 hours ago remove link

If Pelosi is called as a witness, she/they will all be toast. And they know it.
Keep digging your hole, Dems.

Baconeggs 2 hours ago

Must have been trump that ordered the cops to allow everyone into the capitol then right? Maybe we should have someone investigate that

Aquamaster 2 hours ago

And these clowns in the House, Senate, and the rest of the D.C. swamp STILL can't seem to understand why normal Americans hate them so much.

the_pencil 2 hours ago

"Hate" nowhere near strong enough. The whole bunch is pure filth.

cleg 2 hours ago

they have brought it all on themselves

Xena fobe 2 hours ago

They understand. They want to be hated. It means they are getting filthy rich.

Jim in MN 2 hours ago

Here, let me help....

We The People DEMAND TO SEE:

Seth Rich's laptop

Hunter Biden's laptop

Anthony Weiner's laptop

Epstein's tapes

The Soros/DNC riot conspiracy surveillance files

The bioweapon strike files

tyberious 4 hours ago remove link

Witnesses? To what?

I want hand counted votes and voter ID!
found our POTUS won CO and VA!

chiquita 4 hours ago

This opens the door to calling in Pelosi, Harris, Zuckerberg, and a whole laundry list of people who had their hands in what happened with the riots and the election fraud. It also means the impeachment hearing can go on for quite a bit longer, but now a whole lot of information will come out that might never have been shown to the American public. It's crazy because Trump will still never be convicted, but if they get out the election fraud information, people will know what happened.

Why they're doing this is to try to make it look like Trump put Pence's life in danger, which is absurd.

SoDamnMad 3 hours ago

Small but symbolic is Windam, NH found during autied hand count that the voting machines removed 300 votes from all Republican candidates.

SDShack 38 minutes ago

No one is going to remember the opening case the demorats presented, nor the boring opening response from Trump's team, especially his first attorney. All anyone is going to remember is how the demorats were exposed as lying hypocrites yesterday, and today how they tried undo the damage by gaming their sham to their advantage. Cheating is all they know, just like their election fraud. But all they did is actually score the biggest 'own goal' they could to lose in epic fashion, and as a result had to slink off the field humiliated once again by Trump. This is how their world ends...not with a bang...but with a whimper. I would love to see how their deranged base is reacting to this. Must be the biggest suicide watch in history.

USAllDay 32 minutes ago

I am not sure democrats are capable of being humiliated. One must grasp reality and have certain level of respect to experience the feeling.

Joe Davola 51 minutes ago (Edited)

Hey Mitch:

How's about prosecuting those who scammed the FISA court and spied on the incoming administration?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

champ2top 1 hour ago (Edited)

Nancy holds the keys. She knows who sponsored the riots this past summer, she knows who is part of the deep state, she knows where the dark money comes from, she knows who hired the agent provocateurs who led the Capitol incursion. The coup and voter fraud are now hidden away unless someone comes forth. We can only hope someone is brave enough.

Samual Vimes 1 hour ago

She is not alone in that knowledge.

champ2top 1 hour ago

Where are the witnesses? Where is Nancy? The deep state and swamp once again is successful in hiding the truth from the people. Our government is a sham government. Our media is a sham media. Neither is representative of the people.

Subsidence 2 hours ago

Meanwhile on main street.... we are losing our jobs, our culture and buried in debt. Our way of life has been deemed extremist and not compatible with the "new" America. The elites in charge see us as a throwaway and a useless group of people. We are dying out here and yet our government is more concerned about appeasing a group of coastal yuppies by placing the former president on a sham trial. They hate us! Its past sad and getting to the point of pure anger. We are at the breaking point.

hugin-o-munin 43 minutes ago

US elections need to be fully manual and with paper ballots only going forward. The way elections are stolen using electronic voting machine systems is so obvious and fraudulent that it can't be used any more. Even with all these sophisticated systems of fraud Biden couldn't win so they had to go full banana and van in loads of freshly printed fake ballots in the middle of the night and let teams rerun the tabulators many times to 'win'.

Kina 1 hour ago

  • Absolutely undoubted the USA has undergone a total coup by the Global Deep State.

America is now owned and run by a group of international oligarch from various countries, for their own ideological power purposes.

And people like Lindsay Graham are absolutely traitors to America.

Hard to witness Americans selling out their own country for some global world govt.

[Feb 14, 2021] Trump Legal Team Plays Scorching Montage Of Democrats 'Inciting' And Challenging Past Elections - ZeroHedge

Feb 14, 2021 |

" Insurrection is a term of art. It's defined in the law ," argued Castor. " It involves taking over a country, a shadow government, taking the TV stations over and having some plan on what you're going to do when you finally take power. Clearly this is not that ."

Update (1410ET): After spending much of the morning laying out their case for why the impeachment is a sham, former President Trump's legal team proceeded to play several montages of Democrats doing the exact same thing they've impeached Trump over - namely, calling for violence against Republicans. Interspersed throughout are clips of leftists committing violence against conservatives following the 'incitement.


They also played clips of Democrats objecting to election results :

As well as clips of Democrats gunning for a Trump impeachment at all costs:

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After Democratic impeachment managers spent the last two days dissecting videos and tweets - and in one case fabricating evidence to try and convince the world that former President Trump incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, it's now time for the defense to counter .

In what is expected to last just one day, Trump's impeachment lawyers will reportedly present a montage of prominent Democrats similarly 'inciting' their base , as BLM and Antifa extremists spent much of last year committing violent and destructive crimes throughout the country.

SeaDonkey 6 hours ago remove link

You guys keep reducing it down to democrats versus republicans. Both parties are in bed with each other. Both parties strike deals with corporations, special interest groups, lobbyists, and any other entity which provides wealth and power. Dan Crenshaw is the exact same thing as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. His job (like hers) is to attract right leaning voters which may be disenchanted with contemporary American politicians. He brings the outcasts and the exiled back to the party while reassuring them that they can trust him- since, he claims to not be 'one of them.' This country needs to hold ALL politicians accountable and clean house.

[Feb 06, 2021] The essence of impeachment is similar to the recall of a government offical -- it is nothing more then a forceful removal from elected office

Feb 06, 2021 |

The first reason is that the impeachment proceedings aren't a criminal trial, so even conviction wouldn't establish guilt the way an actual criminal court might. Contrary to what the public thinks -- with its third grade–level understanding of American politics -- and what the media is happy to imply, impeachment is strictly a political process that does nothing more than remove a person from office. The Democrats' new interpretation that impeachment can be used to bar someone from holding office in the future is a rather novel approach.

Justus_Americans 6 hours ago remove link

Gaslight 1944 Movie both timeless and timely the gaslighting of America in 2021. Projection, accusing others of what they themselves do.

US Banana Republic 10 hours ago remove link

This "impeachment" is 100% a political move (10 RINOs not withstanding).

It is supported 100% by oligarchical propaganda.

It depends on mass hysteria, with no logic whatsoever.

karzai_luver 16 hours ago remove link

Keep it simple. Just go with whatever John Brennan says you can do.

Don't drone me bro.

Don't want to be branded a Domestic Terrorist or extremist.

Don't drone me bro.

[Feb 05, 2021] Maxine Waters- Trump Needs To Be Charged With Premeditated Murder - ZeroHedge

Feb 05, 2021 |

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

Over the last four years, there has been a type of race by politicians and pundits who seek to outdo each other in the most sensational claims of how Donald Trump could be prosecuted or impeached on an ever-expanding list of offenses. Each claim is stated with absolute certainty despite long-standing questions or constitutional barriers. Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California has been a standout in this crowd -- calling for impeachments and prosecutions from the very beginning of Trump's term in office. She is now insisting that Trump can and should be charged with "premeditated murder" over the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th. The statement was made on MSNBC which has trafficked in such ridiculous theories without any pushback from the media or legal experts.

Waters made her statement in an interview with Joy Reid, who has had one of the most controversial records in television for her racially charged language , dubious legal arguments , and unsupported claims . Reid notably does not press Waters on her claim that Trump should be charged with premeditated murder.

Here is the interview:

In the interview, Reid refers to the 1990s and the "insurrections in Los Angeles." It is not clear from the interview what constitutes an insurrection in the 1990s but the term "riot" seems effectively barred today in favor of "insurrection."

When Trump or his allies made outlandish and unsupported claims about the law in the past, the media piled on with coverage stating that such claims were ridiculous or unfounded. I regularly called out Trump for such claims, including his call for changing whole areas of law like defamation. However, equally unsupported claims on the left are met with little or no push back from hosts or the media.

Waters states "He absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost for this invasion with his insurrection,. For the President of the United States to sit and watch the invasion and the insurrection and not say a word because he knew he had absolutely initiated it – and as some of them said, 'he invited us to come. We're here at the invitation of the President of the United States."

In Washington, D.C., a person is guilty of first degree murder when he or she specifically intends to kill another purposely with premeditation and deliberation, or kills while in the process of committing a felony. See Section 22-2104 . Most states require that first-degree premeditated murder be proven as a willful, deliberate, premeditated killing. That is treated as a specific intent crime with the showing of a purposive act or an act with express malice. You must generally show a specific intent to kill and premeditation is usually shown by evidence that a defendant reflected on the act or planned for the act of murder.

Waters' home state courts have dealt with this issue recently:

"Murder, whether in the first or second degree, requires malice aforethought. (§ 187.) Malice can be express or implied. It is express when there is a manifest intent to kill (§ 188, subd. (a)(1)); it is implied if someone kills with "no considerable provocation . . . or when the circumstances attending the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart" (§ 188, subd. (a)(2)). When a person directly perpetrates a killing, it is the perpetrator who must possess such malice. People v. Gentile (Riverside County Court December 2020)."

In this case, there is no evidence that Trump directly murdered anyone or sought the death of anyone. He is being accused of conspiring in the commission of such murders. That sounds more like a claim of being an aider and abetter to murder. However, even in California where charges can be based on the the natural and probable consequence of the aided and abetted crime, courts have balked at such broad interpretations. "Under the natural and probable consequences doctrine, an accomplice is guilty not only of the offense he or she directly aided or abetted (i.e., the target offense), but also of any other offense committed by the direct perpetrator that was the "natural and probable consequence" of the crime the accomplice aided and abetted (i.e., the nontarget offense)."

This distinction was again recently drawn in California:

"In Chiu, we held that the natural and probable consequences doctrine cannot support a conviction for first degree premeditated murder. (Chiu, supra, 59 Cal.4th at p. 167.) We reasoned that in the context of murder, the natural and probable consequences doctrine serves the purpose of "deterring aiders and abettors from aiding or encouraging the commission of offenses that would naturally, probably, and foreseeably result in an unlawful killing." (Id. at p. 165.) But this purpose "loses its force" when an accomplice is held culpable for first degree premeditated murder under a natural and probable consequences theory. (Id. at p. 166.) First degree premeditated murder carries significantly higher penalties than second degree murder and requires the additional mental state that the killing be "willful, deliberate, and premeditated." PEOPLE v. GENTILE Opinion of the Court by Liu, J. 12 (§ 189, subd. (a); Chiu, at p. 166.) Whether or not the direct perpetrator killed with premeditation "has no effect on the resultant harm. The victim has been killed regardless of the perpetrator's premeditative mental state." (Chiu, at p. 166.) We further concluded that subjecting an accomplice to enhanced punishment based solely on the "uniquely subjective and personal" mental state of the direct perpetrator was inconsistent with "reasonable concepts of culpability." (Chiu, supra, 59 Cal.4th at pp. 166, 165.)"

In her interview, Waters was apparently referencing reports that some of the rioters had planned in advance to storm the Capitol. On the day of the riot, many of us noted that some of the rioters clearly brought ropes and other items that indicated preparation to the attack. Those reports however cut both ways. It certainly shows that those individuals had premeditation, but it also shows that the speech itself may not have been the incitement for those individuals. Critics can fairly note that the President had engaged in reckless rhetoric for weeks. However, there is a difference between reckless and criminal speech. More importantly, if such comments are now dispositive evidence of premeditation for murder, it would allow such vicarious charges for homicide in a wide array of cases involving politicians.

While Waters has defended her long list of impeachable offenses as based on the view that "impeachment is whatever Congress says it is ," the same is not true of the criminal code.

[Feb 05, 2021] Trump May be on Trial, but System That Produced Him Will Be Acquitted Consortiumnews

Feb 05, 2021 |

I t is a fitting end to four years of Donald Trump in the White House.

On one side, Trump's endless stoking of political grievances -- and claims that November's presidential election was "stolen" from him -- spilled over into a mob storming the U.S. Capitol. They did so in the forlorn hope of disrupting the certification process of the Electoral College vote, which formally declared his opponent, Joe Biden, the winner.

On the other side, the Democratic Party instituted a second, unprecedented impeachment process in the slightly less forlorn hope of foreclosing any possibility of him running again in 2024.

Barely concealing its alliance with the then-incoming Biden administration, Silicon Valley shut down Trump's social media megaphone. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lobbied the Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut an "unhinged" Trump out of the chain of command, in a move that was reportedly rejected out of hand by Pentagon officials because, they told The New York Times , it would amount to a "military coup."

And Biden, who boasts that he was the author the Patriot Act years before 9/11, has been touting a new "domestic terrorism" bill, as though the U.S. did not already have a plethora of ways to crack down on dissent, of both the legitimate and the illegitimate varieties.

With that as the backdrop, Washington, D.C., designated Biden's inauguration last month a "national special security event."

Authoritarian Tribes

None of this is just the latest sign that the U.S. political system has degenerated into tawdry theater. It is growing evidence that U.S. politics is devolving into a permanent confrontation between two authoritarian tribes. Both are convinced that the other side is un-American, perverting the true republic. Both are unwilling to compromise, believing they share no common ground. And ultimately both are fighting for a rotten cause.

This is not a divide between ethical and unethical politics. This clash is now a bitter grudge match. It is civil war by other means. Not only is the chasm between these rival camps widening, but the real criminals are making off -- as they always do -- with the loot.

Each tribe has been coalescing for a while now around a center of gravity. On the Republican side that became clear with the emergence of the Tea Party and the birther movement during President Barack Obama's tenure. But it took Trump's election as president in 2016 to create a proper oppositional center of gravity on the other side.

Those in the Democratic tribe who now disdain Trump and his supporters for their desperate refusal to accept November's result overlook how they greeted Trump's victory in 2016. They struggled against the legitimacy of that outcome too, even if they did not resort to the overt violence of the mob at the Capitol.

It began with arguments that, while Trump might have won the Electoral College vote, he lost the popular vote . Four years ago, the Electoral College also faced self-serving accusations that it had disenfranchised the majority.

The Democratic tribe took to the streets as well, in protest marches in cities across the U.S. under the banner of the Resistance, denying Trump was their president. That was understandable, given his personal behavior and the policies he advocated. But it did not end there.

Russian Conspiracies

The disavowal of the Trump presidency quickly regressed into a dangerous narrative -- one that has never properly gone away, despite the dearth of evidence to support it. The claim was not only that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump win, but that Trump himself had actively colluded with Russia to steal the election from his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Anything that had damaged Clinton -- including emails showing that the Democratic leadership rigged its own primaries to make sure she was the party's candidate rather than Bernie Sanders -- got sucked into that vast conspiracy theory. That included the messenger of these bad tidings: WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

For years, the Democratic tribe has invested its considerable energies in fruitless efforts to prove its theory, including the first bid to remove Trump through an entirely self-defeating impeachment process.

None of this could be justified politically. It was a Democrat counterpoint to Trump's MAGA slogan: "Make America Great Again". Democrats promised the much less catchy SAPD: "Save America from President Deplorable."

Antagonistic Tango

For this tribe, Trump was an illegitimate president from the outset, one whose election to the highest office in the land revealed something unwholesome about their country they preferred to avert their gaze from because it might implicate them too. Removing Trump largely eclipsed the struggle to improve the lives of ordinary Americans.

The obsession with Trump above everything else seemingly rationalized any means -- fair or foul -- to be rid of him. Few thought about how this would look to his supporters or to those not already safely ensconced in one or other tribe.

To understand, they now need only look to the storming of the Capitol How they felt watching the building being ransacked -- a Deplorable putting his feet up contemptuously on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk -- was how Trump's tribe felt watching their president being denounced as a Russian agent and dragged through impeachment proceedings.

This mood is not likely to dissipate. The two political tribes are locked in an antagonistic tango, mirroring each other's moves, each other's grudges, each other's sense of victimhood. Much more unites them than they would ever care to admit.

Festering Culture War

This may be the pathology, but what of the cause.

What we see here is the culmination of a festering culture war stoked by an unhealthy investment by both sides in a simple-minded and highly divisive identity politics.

Much has correctly been made of the white supremacism of the most loyal sections of Trump's tribe, and that was on show again during the invasion of the Capitol. The Confederate flag, the neo-Nazi slogans, the T-shirts extolling the Jewish supremacy of Israel are all indicators of a toxic politics of white grievance that may be less articulated but is still felt by a wider swath of Trump's supporting constituency.

This ugly identity politics is rightly rejected by the other tribe, but is nonetheless mirrored in its equally deep commitment to identity politics. The progressive coalition of identities at the core of the Democratic Party may be more reassuring to modern sensibilities, but has served in practice to accentuate to parts of the Trump tribe the supposed threat to their white identity.

This is not to equate the justified struggle of Black Lives Matter against endemic racism, including in the police, with the reactionary forces seeking to preserve some notion of white privilege. It is to simply observe that when the political field of battle exclusively revolves around identity, then one cannot be surprised if each side continues to frame its struggle in precisely those terms.

Those who live by the identity sword are likely to die by that same sword.

The Trump tribe want their president, and the Republican Party more generally, to guarantee a white supremacism they fear is being eroded as the Democrat Party flaunts its progressive, multicultural credentials. The Democrat tribe, meanwhile, wants to challenge the old order -- and most especially reactionary institutions like local police forces -- that have been an oppressive bulwark against change.

This dynamic can lead only to permanent confrontation, bitterness and alienation.

Class Struggle

There is a way out of the dead-end culture war that pits one tribe against the other. It is to formulate an alternative, popular politics based on class struggle -- the 99 percent against the 1 percent. But neither the Republican nor the Democratic leaderships, or the respective medias that cheerlead them, has any interest in encouraging a political realignment of this sort.

The Democratic Party is not a vehicle for class struggle, after all. Like the Republican Party, it is designed to preserve the privileges of an elite. Its biggest donors, like the Republicans', are drawn from Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Big Pharma, the arms industries. The political battle in the United States is between two parties of capital united by far more than divides them.

The shadow play of U.S. politics is the enervating, antagonistic confrontation of identities described above. While ordinary Americans get stoked into a mutual tribal loathing by a corporate media that profits from this theatre of hate, the elite enjoys a free hand to pillage the planet and the commons.

While we fixate on identities that have been crafted to divide us, while we remain immersed in the surface of politics, while we are distracted from the real battle lines, those elites prosper.

Political paralysis may not harm the establishment. But it is profoundly damaging to us, the 99 percent, when our communities are being ravaged by a pandemic, when our economies are in meltdown, when the planet is on the brink of ecological collapse.

We need a functioning political system that reflects popular priorities, like Medicare For All, a dignified minimum wage and free college; that understands the urgency of the challenges posed by multiple crises; and that can marshal and channel our energies into solutions, not into endless, irresolvable confrontations based on grievances that have been cultivated to weaken us.

Trump is not the enemy. That target is far too small and limited. The class he belongs to is our enemy, as is the system of privilege he has spent the past four years upholding and his successor will defend just as assiduously.

Whether Trump is ultimately convicted or not in the Senate, the system that produced him will be acquitted -- by Congress, by the new president, by Wall Street, by the corporate media.

It is we who will pay the price.

Jonathan Cook is a former Guardian journalist (1994-2001) and winner of the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. He is a freelance journalist based in Nazareth. If you appreciate his articles, please consider offering your financial support .

This article is from his blog Jonathan .

The views expressed are solely those of the author and may or may not reflect those of Consortium News.

[Jan 25, 2021] Sen. Rand Paul says Chief Justice Roberts won't take Trump impeach trial

Jan 25, 2021 |

As Democrats plunge ahead with a post-term impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a key question remains: Will Chief Justice Roberts take the case?

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he won't -- making the exercise "a fake, partisan impeachment," the lawmaker told Fox News' Sean Hannity Friday.

Paul claimed Roberts has "privately said he's not supposed to come unless it's an impeachment of the president."

According to the US Constitution, "when the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside" -- a requirement not made for any other impeachment case.

As lawmakers debated the legitimacy of impeachment, the Biden administration continued to keep its distance from the issue .

"Congress is going to do what Congress does," Ashley Etienne, Vice President Kamala Harris' communications director, told MSNBC Saturday.

One thing Trump enemies in Congress appear to be doing is grasping at straws -- even reaching back to a post-Civil War amendment.

Several Dems have floated the idea of punishing Trump with the 14th Amendment's rule that shuts those who "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" out of elective office.

"I certainly think there is a 14th Amendment avenue separate and aside from impeachment," Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy told The Hill .

But the stricture, which was written to prevent former Confederate loyalists from regaining power as the United States struggled through Reconstruction, has not been used since -- and would spark a long judicial battle if Congress attempted to invoke it, legal experts say.

Meanwhile, with Trump no longer in the White House, Republicans like Paul continued to deride the impeachment as "an illegitimate procedure."

SEE ALSO Biden says he'd be OK with delay in Trump impeachment trial to get 'up and running'

Roberts, who has not said publicly whether he will preside over the trial, has two more weeks to decide.

After the House of Representatives' impeachment managers on Monday read their articles of impeachment accusing Trump of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot, the Senate will delay the trial until the week of Feb. 8 so that President Biden can get his administration up and running, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday.

If Trump is convicted with a two-thirds majority of the Senate, Schumer could call for a second vote, this one requiring only a simple majority, barring him from holding elective office again.

But conviction will require the votes of at least 17 Senate Republicans -- an increasingly remote possibility, as more party members climb aboard Paul's argument that only a sitting president can be impeached.

"It's going to be tough to get even a handful" of GOP defectors, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) told CNN -- because "everybody has views that it's kind of a constitutional concern."

[Jan 25, 2021] We already having a flaming fire in this country, and it's like take a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire

Jan 25, 2021 |

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Sunday called the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump "stupid" and "counterproductive".

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Rubio said "we already having a flaming fire in this country, and it's like take a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire."

"First of all, I think the trial is stupid. It's counterproductive," Rubio declared.

"Second, I look back at a time, for example, Richard Nixon, who had clearly committed crimes and wrongdoing, and in hindsight I think we would all agree that President Ford's pardon was important for the country to be able to move forward," he added. "And history held Richard Nixon quite accountable for what he did as a result."

Rubio said Trump does bear "responsibility for some of what happened."

"It was most certainly a foreseeable consequence of everything that was going on," Rubio said. "All I'm arguing is we have some really important things to work on. ... We're gonna jump right back into what we've been going through for the last five years, and stirring it up again with a trial, and it's just going to be bad for the country."

"It's just going to continue to fuel the divisions in this country," where already "people hate each other," he said.

Rubio also brushed aside rumors that former White House adviser Ivanka Trump is is considering a primary challenge for the Senate seat.

"I don't really get into the parlor games of Washington," Rubio said.

"I don't own the Senate seat, it doesn't belong to me," he asserted. "If I want to be back in the U.S Senate, I have to earn that every six years."

[Jan 24, 2021] Mitch McConnell Proposes Postponing Impeachment Trial Until February to Keep Trump Under His Thumb

Jan 24, 2021 |

Deep State Mitch McConnell is proposing to postpone the second bogus impeachment trial, which is based on a total fabrication, until February, under the guise 'to give president Trump more time to prepare his defense'.

Mitch McConnell won his Senate election in Kentucky in November, only with the support of President Trump, and came back to Washington DC loaded for bear. He's not after the Democrats, who stole the election in thousands of different ways. He has not said a word about the election being stolen. McConnell doesn't even consider that a review of the election fraud would likely lead to many of the Republican Senators who lost in November having new elections or outright being awarded the wins in the states where Democrats won.

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McConnell didn't show a commitment to helping the people of America who have been destroyed by COVID because he wouldn't even provide more than $600 for COVID relief for Americans suffering from shutdowns. Instead McConnell aligned himself with the Democrat Party.

McConnell has done all he could to slander, disparage and destroy President Trump and the 79 million who voted for him. (McConnell doesn't realize this is the old Republican Party and then some).

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Today McConnell announced that he is planning to move the bogus impeachment of President Trump to February. McConnell doesn't realize that any Senators who vote to remove the President from any future terms in office will be replaced. It also will be the final nail in the coffin of the Republican Party.

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The Hill reports:

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) proposed on a call with Republican senators Thursday that former President Trump's impeachment trial be delayed until February to give him enough time to mount a defense.

McConnell told colleagues that Trump should have at least as much time as the president had in previous trials, which means he would like to postpone the proceeding until the second week of February, according to Republican senators on the call.

"It would have been the 10th or 11th [of February] or somewhere in there," said Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), who said McConnell wants to give Trump the same amount of time he had to prepare for the first impeachment trial and that former President Clinton had to prepare for his 1999 impeachment trial.

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But Republican Senators McConnell and Braun are both lost in DC. Americans who voted for the President in numbers never seen before by any Presidential candidate, (when accounting for valid votes) are livid that the election got stolen. They're livid the Democrats staged the riots in the Capitol on January 6th and they are livid Republicans are working with the Democrats, who stole the election in the greatest heist in world history, to attack the victim, President Trump rather than work for justice.

Also, it's a shock Senator Braun, who would not be a Senator if it wasn't for President Trump, doesn't know that Bill Clinton was under investigation by an independent counsel for years and then was impeached in the House in a process after the independent counsel identified crimes Clinton had committed. The impeachment of Clinton was supported by laws and a process. This latest impeachment of President Trump is based on lies and a few hours for Democrats to put together papers. There was no due process.

Washington DC is a mess. The Democrats have stolen an election and Republicans are allowing it and saying nothing. Americans are quickly seeing that a new party that works for the people is the remedy.


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Dallas Box KS Freeman 2 days ago ,

The senate is not "supposed" to do investigations and discovery . Kavanaugh was the first . The house is supposed to deliver a completed case. But , that's just the constitution. Who really cares about that anymore ?

Proud Communist Dallas Box 2 days ago • edited ,

Trump should have pardoned Julian Assange & told Manchurian Mitch to F.O.

RandSec Proud Communist 2 days ago ,

When we cannot trust the count, voting is over.

Abel Washington RandSec 2 days ago ,

Turtle should have thrown out first faux impeachment, and he should have tossed this second bogus one. Mcconnell needs to be made aware that china mitch is an enemy to the Republican party and to the millions of Patriots who support President Trump.

Bubba Abel Washington a day ago ,

The republican party is trash. Trump didn't run as a libertarian because he would've never won. Republicans didn't elect Trump, Americans did. Republicans can f off with the rest of them. They're all trash.

Now that Trump easily has 100 million new party members, let's remove the traitors.

Jim Elliott Bubba a day ago ,

Jordan, Nunes, Hawley, Massie aren't trash, but you are right, the rest of them are.

Reztin Jim Elliott a day ago ,

They voted to certify the fraudulent election. They are fraud's.

Chris Dennis Reztin 21 hours ago ,

I don't think Hawley or the other 3 voted to certify. You left off Ted Cruz & I'm sure he didn't' vote to certify. These are the only true patriots left in the GOP.

Tom Davis 1994gls a day ago ,

Yes, there they did go, again. And when Reagan said that, he canceled millions of American's ability to get SS survivor's benefits (death of a parent) during their university studies, and delayed how long you have to "keep working" into old-age, to get full benefits - so less time to enjoy life, after a lifetime of work for the system.

"Oh, but that was a bipartisan commission," he told Mondale, in the debate - about the law HE Signed, to keep the Ponzi-Scheme going - when they could have simply pulled the caps off, so the Mega-Rich didn't get to avoid paying SS-Taxes on MOST of Their income - while working/middle class folks (up to $200+K) pay on ALL of theirs.

The Same Old GOPeee Schmiel, as Reagan WRECKED middle-class wages, and Shamnestied Millions of Illegal-Alien Invaders - making Americans poor and desperate enough to vote for communism.

I'm for tax cuts - Raise the Personal Deduction on ALL types of taxes.

[Jan 22, 2021] Structural Crisis- Senate Threatens to Usurp Presidency, Constitution, and Will of the People by Leonard R. Jaffee

Jan 22, 2021 |

By 8 January 2021, Mitch McConnell had determined he would not permit the Senate to try Trump until 19 January 2021 or later. He ruled that the Senate could not convene for special session unless all 100 Senators formally agreed; he maintained that ruling consistently, through 19 January 2021. By 10 January 2021, House majority Whip James Clyburn suggested the House may not deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate until after Biden has been in Office 100 days.

Not until today, 20 January 2021, did Pelosi deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate. The same day, McConnell said: (a) the Senate will receive the House managers at noon ET Thursday, 21 January, when the managers will present and exhibit the articles; (b) at 2:00 PM 21 January, Chief Justice John Roberts will be escorted into the Senate chamber and swear in all senators; (c) the impeachment articles' trial will begin Tuesday, 26 January.

Until 20 or 21 January, the Senate majority would remain Republican; and a GOP-majority Senate would not only acquit Trump but also impeach, strongly, the articles of impeachment. So, why did Mitch McConnell block early Senate trial? Two possible intersecting reasons:

has said Trump fed the "mob" lies to provoke the mob to use violence to prevent Congress's certification of Biden's election.] (b) If trial occurs (as it will) when the Democrats control the Senate, a conviction might seem a Democrat-framed lynching -- not the GOP's traitorous assassination of Trump's "populism" and his political career.

I do not suggest such reasons are wise, logical, or even rational, but possibly real. McConnell is a crafty, dissembling, unscrupulous pseudo-aristocrat, but no Socrates or Aristotle.

"Liberal" and "moderate" Democrats, never-Trump Republicans,"The Squad, " the "Deep State" -- the nation's whole jumble of psychopathic and otherwise-psychically-ill "Elite," "woke," anti-"White"/anti-male/anti-meritocracy/sexually-deviant members -- all share one mantra : Trump and populism are evil, inimical to "Democracy" and the "culture," "morality," and "public interests" of the U.S. Populism must be extinguished. Never again may Trump "hold and enjoy any Office or honor, Trust or Profit under the United States" [U.S. Constitution Article I § 3 clause 7].

Why ought anyone care?

I voted twice for Trump, the second time (2020) merely because he was the lesser evil. In 2016, Trump promised more than a few moves that would have bettered the nation, e.g. ,

Trump meant and honored some promises -- at least partly. But others -- (a), (b), (f), (h), (i), and (k) -- were bad jokes. His Israel policy was evil. He railed against growing impairment of free speech. But his concern was mostly his own freedom of expression; and he failed to do anything substantial toward restoring the general public's freedom of speech. He continued, and worsened, Obama's persecution of Julian Assange and Bradley ["Chelsea"] Manning. Edward Snowden remains exiled. Trump has pardoned or commuted sentence of tens of nefarious criminals, but not Assange, Manning, or Snowden.

Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, George W Bush, and Obama supported the illegal "state" called Israel. But Trump lifted Israel-support, and, concomitantly, anti-Iran policy to insane levels. Trump's Israel-related domestic policy included design of blocking or impeding first-amendment-protected speech and assembly that opposes Israel's genocidal persecution of Palestinians. Trump rendered formal equation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism and sought to outlaw the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement.

So, why ought we care whether, after Trump is not President, the Senate tries the articles of impeachment of Trump and rules that Trump shall not "hold and enjoy any Office or honor, Trust or Profit under the United States"? Why ought we care even whether simply the Senate tries the articles of impeachment but acquits Trump?

Trump's 2016 election suggested a true populist might become President -- not a closet "Elite," but one who would resist the Elites and the Deep State, not surround himself with snakes of the swamp. If the Senate tries Trump and rules that Trump shall not "hold and enjoy any Office or honor, Trust or Profit under the United States" because Trump and his supporters exercised their First Amendment freedom of speaking and assembling to support populism and protest a corrupt election, speech and assembly freedoms will cease and near-certainly no capable, electable populist will run for the Presidency.

But that consideration is subsumed in another, greater, more vital, fundamental concern. We have a federal Constitution. Every federal legislator and judge promises, by oath, not to act contrary to that Constitution. Every federal judge must promise this: "I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me under the Constitution and laws of the United States."

... ... ...

anonymous [305] Disclaimer , says: January 21, 2021 at 3:44 pm GMT • 1.3 days ago

...You live in a totalitarian state with arbitrary power.

Your government has three branches: CIA, CIA, and CIA. They infest every other corner of your government with spies. Until you can accept this you will be an irrelevant muppet writing bullshit.

Just another serf , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:40 am GMT • 18.2 hours ago

Trump pardoned the following:

... ... ...
4. Every jew ever involved in health care fraud over the past 100 years

If you might be a Trump supporter, just stop. Trump was an incompetent fraud. And Biden (well his handlers really), will be very competent and will soon make you feel the sting of systemic punishment.

Everyone can claim some African ancestry. Suggest you get familiar with the process real quick

Dr. X , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:57 am GMT • 18.0 hours ago

Back in 1987, as a young political science major, my constitutional law professor made us attend a lecture by a visiting scholar on the 200th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention. I cannot remember who the lecturer was, but I do recall one phrase he used that has stuck in my mind ever since: the Constitution only works if we have a "constitutional frame of mind." In other words, the Constitution reflected the culture and the attitudes of its authors. Today, elites in both parties could give a damn about the Constitution. They simply ignore the Constitution when it suits them -- or, conversely, use it as a club to bludgeon their enemies when it suits them.

Today we are reduced to parsing the language of the Constitution because nobody is really committed to the upholding the culture and the attitudes that informed it when it was written. Therefore it has become meaningless.

stevennonemaker88 , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:58 am GMT • 17.9 hours ago

The president must dance to the tune of the bankers and assorted oligarchs who actually control the US. They enjoy confusing the common people with changing rhetoric and theater, but at the end of the day, the president is little more than a figurehead, and the policies remain largely the same. Many do not realize that the Obama administration deported some 2,750,000 illegals.. Under Trump it was only 935,000. Foreign wars? Police brutality? the rich getting richer? Prison industrial complex? decimation of the middle class? endless currency debasement? these things are consistent regardless, because they represent the interests of the actual rulers. The red candidate throws a bone to the "conservatives", the blue candidate throws a bone to the socialists, but the policy makers continue from one administration to the next. The last president who tried to stand up to the powers that be was JFK . and look what they did to him.

Thomasina , says: January 22, 2021 at 7:22 am GMT • 16.5 hours ago

Excellent article. Very well done.

Tucker Carlson said Monday or Tuesday night on his show that McConnell warned Trump not to pardon Assange, and he held the impeachment over Trump's head.

Swampington has gone rogue. I have a feeling that during much of Trump's presidency the threat of impeachment loomed large, and maybe worse.

Look at Sessions, recusing himself and cowering in the corner. Barr comes in and does diddly squat. The Durham investigation was a very long joke.

Two years of the Mueller Commission (when everybody in the know knew it was a pack of lies), spying, leaking, abuse of the FISA Court, Kavanaugh, impeachment over Ukraine, Covid, Antifa, BLM, stolen election ..never-ending chaos.

These corrupt clowns will do whatever the hell they please. They are the law now. If they do end up following the law, it will only be because the destruction they've caused already will be deemed to be enough.

Many of them should be behind bars.

Miro23 , says: January 22, 2021 at 11:27 am GMT • 12.5 hours ago

With the federal judiciary's corrupt or cowardly treatment of legitimate election-result challenges, the federal judiciary has shown it has abnegated its constitutional duty and will incline to commit impeachable offenses to avoid resisting the Elites' and the Deep State's subjugation of the People. The Supreme Court has shown that five or more pseudo-aristocrat judges (two Democrats, three or more Republicans) align with the Elites and the Deep State. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is correct. The People are suffering a revolution wrought by the "Establishment" (of the Elites and the Deep State).

I would say that they are more cowardly than corrupt.

They know that if they supported Trump's legitimate (good evidence) questioning of the election result, they would personally be in big trouble, so the Supreme Court is really not a Supreme Court at all – it's a piece of establishment window dressing – same as the rest of the hollowed out US Democratic institutions.

Real power in the US lies with the ZioGlob deep state and their MSM, the military (whichever way they turn), and the 72 million US gun owners (whatever they decide to do). There's also the aspect of real military power outside the US (Russia and China) that could be brought to bear, and would be potentially decisive. Accepted that some of these are TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) scenarios but that seems to be how it is. Genuine Democracy isn't coming back to the US any time soon.

Avery , says: January 22, 2021 at 2:23 pm GMT • 9.5 hours ago
@Beavertales at, do you really think Trump will discuss anything that went on in private? He is not the type to write a memoir.

And some of the most bizarre decisions he made while POTUS were as a result of "advice" from his favourite daughter Ivanka and her repellant husband. Ann Coulter has an article where she lists the boneheaded decisions Trump made on "advice" from the two incompetent rich-kids..

This short video is very indicative of the stupidity of Ivanka: she is so stupid, that she can't even see the contempt these politicians have for her, and sticks around like a bad smell:

[French Government Posts Video Of Ivanka Trump At G-20 Summit | NBC News]

Dr. Charles Fhandrich , says: January 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm GMT • 8.2 hours ago

McConnell must, not maybe, must be the first person to go if the Republican Senate has any chance of surviving in a way that serves conservative interests. He has been positively of Zero support to president Trumps four years in office, only giving lip service to the interests of the issues the presidents supporters wanted addressed.. For four long years, McConnell was an expert at bringing every advance, or potential advance in conservative interests to naught. He however, had no problemo at all in taking advantage of President Trumps popularity with conservative voters, when his re-election was in doubt. Maybe his middle name should be Mitt.

Getaclue , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:13 pm GMT • 6.7 hours ago
@anonymous ChiComs -- from whence In Laws $ all arises . McConnell shows the country is totally sold out to the ChiComs and in fact "governed" by them -- the rest of Congrassholes are about the same with various "spies" working them, having sex with them, and screwing us -- the USA is an occupied country via IsraHell and the Chinese Communists -- very, very bad days are ahead and most in the USA are moron mask wearers who actually believe the filthy pieces of cloth do something for their "health" contrary to all actual 41 Medical Studies to date which state the opposite -- truly Maskholing was an IQ test and the country failed to reach even the level of "Moron". Easy to steal an election when dealing with Maskhole Morons. Sad all are being pulled down by them .
Getaclue , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm GMT • 6.6 hours ago
@Aardvark you are charged by the Feds you will be railroaded, innocence means zero once you are charged and all the "Judge" cares about is getting you to plead guilty and move the case, you will be grossly overcharged to force this to happen and the Judge will glare at you and let you know he hates you if you go forward -- unless you are a Leftist Political hack or "activist" then you will be cut loose and probably never even charged ."justice" Roberts is the "model" -- his rulings in Obamacare etc. show he has no care for the actual "law" at all -- all the other Federal "judges" follow his example .The best thing that could happen to the USA is for the end of the Federal Courts, DOJ, and FBI -- all are Enemies Of The People -- get involved with them and find out.
waw , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm GMT • 6.1 hours ago

The Trumpster is a phony. He folded like a cheap suit, as he had done the bidding of the Khazar Satanists like a judas goat.

Peripatetic Itch , says: January 22, 2021 at 5:52 pm GMT • 6.0 hours ago
@FoSquare The works of Plato and Aristotle have had much influence on the modern view of the "sophist" as a greedy instructor who uses rhetorical sleight-of-hand and ambiguities of language in order to deceive, or to support fallacious reasoning. In this view, the sophist is not concerned with truth and justice, but instead seeks power.

Societies that value truth but recognize the difficulties involved in discovering it also put value on freedom of expression. Those interested in power for its own sake, not so much. Unfortunately the power mongers always have the advantage of moral certainty. For them Alinsky and the Protocols are the only bibles.

Majority of One , says: January 22, 2021 at 7:12 pm GMT • 4.7 hours ago
@Anon olling 90% of the mass media of mindfuckery, mesmerization and mass megalomania and finally, the CIA financed and directed "Social Media", the greatest enemy of our First Amendment rights;;; those nefarious forces nearing absolute control over the federal regime in the Di$trict of Corruption have now fully succeeded in driving the last nail into the coffin of the Constitution AND the Bill of Rights, the enabling precondition for establishment of the federal system.

Behind the scenes, roaring and howling with fits of schadenfreude laughter; the ultimate shotcallers, those OWNER$ of the Federal Reserve and most other major international banking institutions, are rubbing their greasy palm$ with total glee by having pulled off the greatest heist in world history.

Johnny Walker Read , says: January 22, 2021 at 7:35 pm GMT • 4.3 hours ago

Former President Trump is playing his final scene today, making ready to hand over the lead part of a government like reality show to the mentally infirm Joe Biden. Biden, with history of pathological lying and a trail of crimes and associations with other crimes had no actual chance of winning a real election, but real elections are now only part of America's history.
Trumped & Dumped: The Psychological Operation Scrambles to Survive | Jack Mullen

Majority of One , says: January 22, 2021 at 8:09 pm GMT • 3.8 hours ago
@Old and Grumpy wn individual of blackmail able importance -- was discovered in one of Ep$tein's logs).

Anyone notice how the Joint Chiefs of $taff for the U$ armed forces put out a notice to all military personnel that they must not participate in acts of sedition prior to the coronation of the Kamal's Foote/Biding administration.? Since the days of their attempted Operation Northwoods false flag scheme to attack Cuba, which was vetoed by JFK (among his other sins against the Deepe$t $tate); the proof was already in the pudding that the JC$ is dirty and our military is compromised by their chains of command from the top-down -- which is the way the enemies of We The People choose to employ their nefarious control system over one and all -- excepting, of course, the Elite$ themselves.

Spanky , says: January 22, 2021 at 8:51 pm GMT • 3.1 hours ago
@Mefobills of savvy self-promoter and foil for Hillary. That would explain a lot, especially Hillary's (and the Democrats) absolute hatred of Trump and his supporters. That his shtick worked is testament to both his talent for self-promotion and our dislike of Hillary. Guess she miscalculated

In any case, it became obvious that either the fix was in, when he refused to back Flynn and appointed swamp creatures to fill his administrations' posts, or Trump was a fool. But that's not to say he wasn't useful in exposing the media and deep state's contempt, hatred and fear of us -- deplorables all -- by personifying it in their attacks on him.

The question that matters now, for populists, is how do we avoid the leadership trap?

gotmituns , says: January 22, 2021 at 9:10 pm GMT • 2.7 hours ago

For the most part, our entire legal profession has been taken over by an overeducated, inexperienced crowd of people who are not able to deal in "Letter" and "Spirit" of law. They're prisoners of the letter of the law because their only background is of the spoken and written word.

[Jan 19, 2021] Turley On The No-Show Option -- Trump Could Sit Out The Senate Trial And Still Prevail

Notable quotes:
"... In fairness, people on both sides are struggling to deal with this novel impeachment. While I have stated that I do not wish to serve as the president's counsel, I have spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the historical and constitutional backgrounds for a trial. From a purely strategic perspective, I believe Trump may be wise to skip any trial. ..."
"... First, he was denied due process when the House held an unprecedented "snap impeachment" without a hearing or inquiry even though a trial likely would not occur immediately. ..."
"... Second, the impeachment article is poorly crafted and poorly conceived, built around assertions that Trump's Jan. 6 speech to supporters was an "incitement to insurrection." His speech raised potentially impeachable grounds; I condemned it as he gave it and opposed his challenge of electoral votes from the outset. But as I wrote previously , it would have been far better to censure him for it in a bipartisan, bicameral resolution. ..."
"... He can legitimately argue that a private citizen cannot be impeached and that the Senate cannot remove a person from office who has already left. ..."
Jan 19, 2021 |

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris assures us the Senate can politically "multitask" to deal with an impeachment, an incoming Biden administration and a pandemic.

However, the threshold question is whether this is constitutionally one of those tasks -- and for soon-to-be citizen Donald Trump , the best defense may be no defense at all.

In fairness, people on both sides are struggling to deal with this novel impeachment. While I have stated that I do not wish to serve as the president's counsel, I have spoken to members of Congress and the White House on the historical and constitutional backgrounds for a trial. From a purely strategic perspective, I believe Trump may be wise to skip any trial.

For a notorious counterpuncher, avoiding a fight might be the most difficult decision of all, particularly because he has obvious defenses.

First, he was denied due process when the House held an unprecedented "snap impeachment" without a hearing or inquiry even though a trial likely would not occur immediately.

Even a one-day hearing would have allowed evidence to be discussed as well as a formal request for a response.

Second, the impeachment article is poorly crafted and poorly conceived, built around assertions that Trump's Jan. 6 speech to supporters was an "incitement to insurrection." His speech raised potentially impeachable grounds; I condemned it as he gave it and opposed his challenge of electoral votes from the outset. But as I wrote previously , it would have been far better to censure him for it in a bipartisan, bicameral resolution.

While impeachment can be based on noncriminal grounds, Trump's speech alone did not amount to criminal incitement. Absent direct evidence of intent, a criminal charge would likely collapse in an actual trial or on appeal on First Amendment grounds. Trump expressly called for his supporters "to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard." He told them to go to the Capitol "to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women," to "fight like hell" to challenge the election, and to remind unsupportive Republicans that their actions would not be forgotten. It was a reckless speech -- but, in a court of law, it would constitute protected speech.

Despite the strength of such defenses, the president must first decide whether he wants to sit for trial at all. He can legitimately argue that a private citizen cannot be impeached and that the Senate cannot remove a person from office who has already left.

Article I, Section 4, of the Constitution states that the sole purpose of an impeachment trial is whether "the president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office." While the Senate can later add a disqualification from holding federal office again, that is only after removal is decided -- because it is a question of the penalty, not the purpose of the proceeding.

The Constitution refers to a present-tense status of "the president." That status is key to other provisions bestowing official powers and privileges, which do not linger after leaving office. No one would argue that Trump could continue to exercise those powers once President-elect Biden is sworn in. Yet a Senate trial would insist that, while Trump has no continuing powers, he remains subject to continued penalties tied to the office. Moreover, the stated purpose of the impeachment trial is whether a president "shall be removed." Thus, the only person constitutionally subject to an impeachment trial would be the sitting president, Joe Biden.

This issue has been debated since the first impeachment in 1797, when Sen. William Blount of Tennessee faced allegations of conspiring to help Great Britain seize what is now Louisiana. Blount was expelled from the Senate before being impeached, so he insisted he was not subject to trial and refused to appear. The Senate apparently agreed and dismissed the case -- just 10 years after the Constitution's ratification, with most of the Framers still alive and some serving in Congress. (Indeed, Blount was one of its signers.)

The second case fared little better. In 1876, former Secretary of War William Belknap was tried even though he resigned before being impeached. Almost half of the senators voted that they did not have jurisdiction, and Belknap was later acquitted, in part due to doubts over the trial's legitimacy.

The absence of a defendant or defense counsel might not be the only curious element in this trial. It is unclear, for example, if Chief Justice John Roberts would be called upon to preside. After all, the Constitution stipulates that when "the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside" -- but the president will be Biden, not Trump.

The failure to put on a defense is not an admission of guilt. The Senate has a duty to resolve whether there is a valid impeachment trial to be held and then whether the constitutional standard has been satisfied. If the Senate does not dismiss the case in a threshold vote, Trump can treat the proceeding as an extraconstitutional act because he is no longer subject to removal. If the Senate were to convict, he would have standing to challenge any disqualification from future federal offices. He could well prevail, and the Senate would have created a precedent against itself: history's first judicial reversal of an impeachment verdict.

Courts have long maintained that impeachments are left to Congress. Yet this is different. This is a question of whether a private citizen can be subjected to a proceeding that is expressly committed to the removal of officeholders. Impeachments go to the status of an officeholder, while indictments go to the status of an individual. If prosecutors believe Trump incited insurrection, they should charge him. However, the Senate must decide if it wants to hold a trial based on a legal fiction: a vote to remove someone who is no longer in office.

[Jan 14, 2021] Bumerang can return in 2022: Pelosi has lowered the bar of impeachment to the level when it became just a political tool. Which means that once Republicans take congress back in 2022 they can now impeach both Biden and Harris. Biden for his Ukraine dealings and Harris for inciting riots over the summer, saying they should never end

Looks like Nancy again eat way too much ice-cream...
Jan 14, 2021 |

maximin thrax 4 hours ago (Edited)

They've lowered the bar considerably. Once Republicans take congress back in 2022/24 they had better immediately impeach both Biden and Harris concurrently. Biden for his Ukraine dealings and Harris for inciting riots over the summer, saying they should never end. They have no excuses. It should be in the GOP platform. Make impeachment the Democrat's problem.

get nothing and like it 4 hours ago

The precedent is set - impeachment can be for anything without any merit. Start the Biden impeachment now!

US Banana Republic 4 hours ago (Edited)

Congress has resisted the temptation to use Impeachment as a political tool of vindictiveness for almost 250 years. In one fell swoop Nitwit Nancy Pelosi cheapened it to satisfy her selfish vengeance.

I am ashamed that she is an American.

Nancy is 80 years old. Likely in 20 years she will be dead and certainly forgotten. But this damages our country and our Constitution forever.

jim942 11 hours ago

Mitch thinks he is going to purge the Republican party of Trump influence?

jim942 11 hours ago

The New York Times reported that McConnell has told associates he is privately pleased with the impeachment, calculating that it will make it easier to purge the party of Trump's influence.

tangent 23 minutes ago (Edited)

In your honor I will do three minutes of research into the claims of election fraud tomorrow. Here is what I found in three minutes today:

45% of the WI mail-in ballots are invalid:
And, a Wisconson supreme court judge ruled those votes should be tossed:
These absentee votes went from from about 14,000 in 2019 to about 169,000. This type of fraud alone resulted in an estimate of 76,000 illegal votes.
The problem is they will never investigate because the dictator has already been appointed.

hoytmonger 19 minutes ago

With evidence like youtube videos,

What court in their right mind wouldn't look at that case?

tangent 17 minutes ago

The source for this information is the Voter Integrity Project. Sorry you don't like being proven wrong.

tangent 7 minutes ago

I believe they showed that there were about 100,000 people who made false claims of being too handicapped to vote regularly in Wisconson. Everyone has a bias, so by your standard nobody can do the study.

BoiledFrogs 41 minutes ago

In truth, Snowden told us about the Deep State. As for the swamp, they've been teaching government by the bureaucracy in college political science for decades.

Trump showed us nothing. He simply hitched a ride on our anger and resistance, rode our coattails.

Face-off 1 hour ago remove link

This is called being railroaded...on a hyped up bogus charge. T

Xena fobe 3 hours ago

Trump was impeached by multinational monopoly corporations for the crime of representing the people of the US.

John Hansen 3 hours ago

That sums it up pretty good.

de tocqueville's ghost 3 hours ago

the person who videoed the woman being shot was a convicted BLM activist...I wonder why he was in the building right behind her?

NoBigDeal 3 hours ago

Apologies. CIA putting on an Oscar winning performance as a MAGA loving Trump supporter.

mojo_jojo 12 hours ago

Democrats are truly delusional. They keep telling the big lie to try and convince everyone that it's true.

PyrrhicVictory 1 hour ago (Edited)

Trump accomplished exactly zero.

Trump didn't even try.

Why did Trump even want to be President?

Mamachief 1 hour ago

I've asked myself the same question.


Judge_Smails 1 hour ago (Edited)

Do you really think Trump gives a sh*t about a West Virginia coal miner or a Michigan auto worker? No - he only cares about his Wall St buddies and Billionaires

OutaTime43 2 hours ago (Edited)

Article 5 is the final hope. Conservatives need to put forth an amendment to the constitution to add term limits to congress. Via state conventions. It's the only real solution.. Forget twitter, etc. This is the real thing that would make a difference.

Time to put an end to the career politican and all the corruption it brings along with it.

OutaTime43 1 hour ago remove link

Hyperbole much? 3 terms for the house. 2 terms for the senate. After those, you get out and let someone else run. Simple. Vastly reduces corruption.

NAV 2 hours ago

" Today We unconstitutionality Impeached an Innocent Man!" -- - Mark Levin

(Levin will be on Hannity tonight arrmed with the information that the Capitol Police and Metropolitian Police had intell the day before the rally that armed groups were planning violence, but their requests for extra security were turned down. In all probability Pelosi and Schumer knew about this and maybe McConnell. But no one told Trump who should have been warned by the FBI to remain home.)

chiquita 2 hours ago (Edited)

I've been posting all day that Pelosi refused to add any extra security/protection to the Capitol despite being asked under the circumstance that there would be big crowds. The whole incident was a planned set up and everything moved way too fast afterwards to make it anything but that. Remember Rahm Emmanuel's "don't let a good crisis go to waste"--in this case they took an opportunity, created a crisis and ran like hell with it. They haven't stopped running yet.

Lucius Septimius Pertinax 2 hours ago

Nancy is making a big mistake. By doing this impeachment she keep Trump in the news. You know the saying, there is no bad news, only being in the news. Trump is getting all the air. If you do not want him to run again, you do not give him airtime. Also conducting another impeachment. without debate, without presenting evidence, without allowing the defense to ask questions and present a defense, is called a kangaroo court, and may even in the end provide some sympathy for Trump. This is the type of impeachment one would likely see in Stalin Soviet Union. Lastly she is not doing anything to promote unity.

fxrxexexdxoxmx2 3 hours ago (Edited)

...President Trump today.

Libtard Clown World - The New Nazi Party 4 hours ago

Ever wonder why the DNC kneecapped Bernie Sanders? ...

littlewing 4 hours ago

Kamala put blacks in for profit prison owed by Diane Feinstein for smoking pot and kept them there beyond their sentences.

Lucius Quinctius 4 hours ago

Further , she laughed when asked about her own pot use.

radical-extremist 4 hours ago (Edited)

Trump was at no time a danger to the country. He was a danger to the entrenched elite establishment in Washington. He was a threat to their power and control over the country. They were afraid he was going to expose their racket and every time he hinted that he would, the hammer came down. He was not going to be a "team player" like most outsiders are threatened to agree to. "Six ways to Sunday." ...

12Doberman 5 hours ago

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you'd be cracking the skull of a cutthroat."

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

onewayticket2 5 hours ago

is the Peace deal (historic) "unethical"?

was giving away his salary unethical?

cutting taxes unethical?

unprecedented vaccine development to save millions of lives is unethical?

AHBL 5 hours ago (Edited)

1) His peace deal? Are you talking about Israel's pacts with Middle Eastern countries...those are grotesquely unethical

2) Yes, when you compensate for it by renting out your hotel rooms to foreign dignitaries, fail to divest, allow for your son in law to do business deals in middle east

3) Absolutely. More trickle down economics increasing the wealth gap and further lowering the effective corporate tax rate, which is already at a historic low of 11% average effective

4) That's just sad, you are giving Trump credit for that one...but that's fine, i'll agree it happened during his term...despite the fact he royally screwed over Covid response

dogfish 5 hours ago

Not for lack of trying to start wars.

LA_Goldbug 6 hours ago (Edited)

Democrats are the modern version of Communists.

Pervert Clinton pardoned Senate bombers and there wasn't even a stir. Why ? Because it was a Juice Rosenberg . Now a few dimwits stormed the Capital and Trump is made to be responsible. US is finished if this goes through.

kharrast 6 hours ago

The impeachment will pass but I don't think the senate will convict. In the end, it will be a meaningless media show. What else are they going to do. No one will watch TV to see what Sleepy Joe and Kamala are up to.

NAV 11 hours ago (Edited)

Regardless of whether he is convicted in the Senate, a second impeachment would further stain a presidency that has culminated in a frightening assault on the storied center of the American democracy. -- - Bloomberg

Bloomberg! From Bloomberg, the biggest reject in the Dems primaries, toppling like all the rest of the rejects until they finally got down to the only primary rejects left, Biden and Harris.

the storied center of the American democracy?

Congress? That den of thieves and traitors? We are witnessing before our very eyes the takeover of the United States bu a massive power network of oligarchical conspirators; how they gained control over the press, radio, tv and social media; how they manipulated themselves into total control of the Congress, the courts, and now the presidency; and how they used open borders to over rule the vote of the majority of the America people by handing it over to third world socialists.

And it all began in earnest when a handful of international bankers took control of America's currency and parlayed it into the world's reserve currency - all which they own - via the Fed.

consider me gone 1 hour ago

World Tribune: Pattern recognition specialist Jovan Hutton Pulitzer has released his report on election fraud and foreign interference in the 2020 election which concludes that by "eliminating the counterfeit mail-in and absentee ballots," President Donald Trump "almost certainly wins."

Dyler Turddin 54 minutes ago

If there was so much fraud in the 2020 election, then why did the Republicans gain so many seats in the House? And again, why did they have to have a runoff January 5th in Georgia to decide the Senate? If there was massive cheating and fraud, they Democrats would not have been stupid enough to let the Republicans pick up seats. You idiots think they targeted Trump with cheating and gave all other republicans a pass.

Fart Vandelay 1 hour ago

Here is your daily update Trumptards. 7 DAYS left to ACCEPTANCE

Let's see where we are.

tangent 1 hour ago remove link

By all appearances Trump actually did win the 2020 election. By the way, how many wars do you suppose you're invalid hero Biden and her police state sidekick Kamala will start?

blumenthal 4 hours ago (Edited)

i could still remember the campaign, it was a debate with Hillary:

Hillary: "it is just awfully good, that someone with the temprament of Donald Trump ist not in charge of the law in our country"

Donald: "because you'd be in jail!"

I thought to myself, hopefully he's not a big mouth. Unfortunately, it has been confirmed during his term in office, because draining the swamp has not worked out, on the contrary, he has brought some bog bodies in the team. I am disappointed because I had hoped for more from him. His Middle East policy was also a big failure, too much Israel, the canceled treaty with Iran, war in Yemen, the cowardly murder of Soleimani .........

Lucius Septimius Pertinax 4 hours ago

This time it is. Impeachment is not removal. And this impeachment in the house, was without debate, and without trial. Even if removal happened in the Senate, (which is unlikely) it is not binding, as Trump does not hold office.

John Hansen 4 hours ago

Nancy made it trivial.

TryingSomethingNew 5 hours ago remove link

The NANNY-NANNY FRAUDSTER MORONS impeached my President again, so he couldn't run for a second term, in spite of brokering peace in the Middle East, lowering prescription drug costs, and generally kicking *** in a skillful and efficacious manner. That is PRECISELY the type of stupid, petty ********, that (dumb) posturing posers do in ineffective workplaces, institutions, and governments around the world.

hcettnauq 5 hours ago

"brokering peace in the Middle East"

nonsense. Throwing the Palestinians under a bus isn't "brokering peace." The treaties that Chabad terrorist Kushner put together serve Israel and the Saudi Arabian beheaders that Trump bowed down to.

KidTwist 5 hours ago remove link

Cocaine Mitch may be pleased in deep-sixing Trump, but the ******** just signed the Repubs death certificate.

JSBach_1 6 hours ago remove link

Recall what Nancy Pelosi stated publicly:

Nancy Pelosi:If capital crumbles to the ground, o ne thing that'll remain is "our" commitment to Israel :

Judge_Smails 2 hours ago remove link

Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign was one of the greatest marketing campaigns ever - they made a New York real estate shyster look like a Man Of the People.

hoytmonger 2 hours ago

Trump dropped more bombs than Obama or Bush 43...

And he conducted more drone strikes than Obama...

So much for the "peace" President.

Pdunne 2 hours ago

Not if you account for Hillary's proxy war in Syria.

hoytmonger 2 hours ago (Edited)

Yes, it does.

Take into account drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia.

Then the massive increase in bombing in Afghanistan.

Trump dropped 3-4x as many bombs.

SurfingUSA 3 hours ago (Edited)

I was 9 when JFK went thru his public execution. I remember feeling sick to my stomach for an age afterwards. Like history had been ripped and interrupted and it was a mistake.

Now of course I am more philosophical about Trump getting jobbed, but without irony, I am just glad that he was not similarly assassinated except in slow motion.

The globalists and Deep State pay NO ATTENTION to any president who sneaks in without their blessing, so all those who thought DJT could prevail based on his authorit-tay alone were mistaken. He would have had to compromise his populism even more than we saw, and go full-CCP, to out-Biden Biden etc. Or else get the military on his side on Day 1 and engineer our transition from a Constitutional Republic to a soft dictatorship. Coloring within the lines, as we saw, no longer works.

alleger 2 hours ago remove link

The main flaw in your premise is that you assume the oligarchs behind the curtain are too dumb to conjure up a populist hero for whom the 'bewildered herd' can suspend their disbelief.

Hence, you let a New York billionaire tycoon--who's created nothing of value all his life--do all the dystopian sh!t you accused his opponent of wanting to do; and you let him get away with it.

[Jan 13, 2021] I hope they spend the next 4 years on this impeachment hoax: I don't see where Trump encourages anyone to go INTO the Capitol. the Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ZD commenter goes after neoliberal Dems with the force of sarcasm...
Notable quotes:
"... "Crucifixion was invented by the Persians in 300 BC, adapted by the Romans in 100 BC to crucify Jesus Christ, and extensively used by Democrats in 2021..." ..."
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PT 5 hours ago


If CON is the opposite of PRO then does that mean:
The opposite of Congress is Progress?
The opposite of Constitution is Prostitution?

CJgipper 4 minutes ago

I hope they spend the next 4 years on this impeachment hoax.

I'm pretty okay with the laws as they are, certainly don't want these monkeys monkeying with them.

Handful of Dust 6 hours ago remove link

"Crucifixion was invented by the Persians in 300 BC, adapted by the Romans in 100 BC to crucify Jesus Christ, and extensively used by Democrats in 2021..."

Dangerclose 5 hours ago

The "illegal entry" was starting before Trump even spoke. He was twenty minutes late for his speaking time. Antifa was rousing up the crowd well before Trump spoke.

NAV 4 hours ago (Edited)

And so they're impeaching Trump because he won the election. And hunting down his supporters for voting for him and participating in Washington's largest rally to show their support for him and America. And because they expect a no-show for Biden's inauguration, they've created an armed insurrection scare as an excuse for why no one attended.

And all we have to do is not fight the noose that already is around our necks.

nsurf9 5 hours ago (Edited)

Written Transcript of President Trump's 1/6/21 Speech on Ellipse

Video of President Trump's 1/6/21 Speech on Ellipse

"We're going walk down to the Capitol, and we're going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women."

"I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."

I don't see where Trump encourages anyone to go INTO the Capitol. Nonetheless , the Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and on Inauguration Day. Capitol Visiting Hours - Open to the Public..

[Apr 21, 2020] Say what you want about Trump, (and I mostly agree), but the impeachment was a grotesque farce and low point (which is saying a lot!), of American sewer politics.

Apr 21, 2020 |

Rurik , says: Show Comment April 21, 2020 at 2:42 pm GMT

... ... ...

*If* Trump really was a Putin agent, then it not only would have been legal to investigate, but Obama's duty to do so. When it turns illegal, is when they cynically and knowingly use bullshit dossiers from partisan hacks to enlist the power of federal law enforcement to spy on your political opponents, and leak classified documents, and generally engage in a concerted effort to subvert the duly elected president of the United States because you personally hate him, and especially his 'irredeemable' Deplorable, Red State white Christians – as so many 'racists' and 'homophobes' who don't deserve to have any voice in America's democracy, because Bill Maher and Adam Schiff doesn't like them.

that led to Donald Trump's impeachment, so Atkinson had to go and Horowitz might just be next.

Say what you want about Trump, (and I mostly agree), but the impeachment was a grotesque farce and low point (which is saying a lot!), of American sewer politics. Atkinson and Horowitz need to be tossed out on his arses. There's no dearth of things Trump should be impeached for. Bombing Syria for one. But asking for an investigation into the den of snakes in the Deepstate, including Biden and his POS son, was a patriotic and honorable thing to do. The more the rats in the 'Russia-gate' treasonous idiocy are exposed as criminal scum, the better.

The captured U.S. government regulators now represent the interests of the corporations, not the public. This is more like government by a criminal oligarchy rather than of, by and for The People.

Wasn't it Obama who appointed a Monsanto lobbyist to head up the FDA?

The reason, I suspect that Trump is so popular with the Deplorables, is because the hatred for Trump is so invariably irrational, personal, and so often not based on anything Trump actually did wrong, but rather for what he's doing right.

When they were screeching the loudest over Trump's 'treason', was when Trump was at his best, conducting diplomacy with the Russia's Putin.

Red State America wants a rapprochement with Russia, not a second cold (or hot) war. Red State America likes Vlad Putin. Even with his 'homophobia' and blitzkrieg into Crimea to enslave the denizens there.

So as the Deplorables see the media in their seething, drooling Trump Derangement syndrome hysteria, blubbering about Trump the 'racist monster' for shutting down travel from China on one day, and on the next day blaming him for not closing it all down sooner, we all see that it simply doesn't matter in the slightest what Trump does or does not do. It's the same as being a straight, American white male (or female),Michelle Obama (and the left) don't hate us for anything we do, she (they) hate us for what we are.

And the Deplorables understand that leftists and progressives and Democrats and media's startling hatred for Trump, is just a thinly veiled hatred for traditional America. Not for anything they did or are doing, but for being what they are. Just like with Trump. They don't hate him for conspiring with Putin to destroy our democracy, or anything else he's "done". They hate him for what he represents. That America from their nightmares

Trump has simply leveraged the last remnants of heritage America into a political alliance with uber-Zionists and evangelicals and financial swindlers extraordinaire, and others in order to prevail in current modern American politics. Where his biggest strength is the unhinged lunacy of his opponents, seeming as they do to resemble the very worst elements of America's putrescent rot most foul.

BL , says: Show Comment April 21, 2020 at 2:44 pm GMT
@A123 If you were in his position who would you have bet on these last four years?

The Obama administration was engaged in widespread surveillance of its political enemies long before Trump came down the escalator. You don't have to believe me, read between the lines and redactions of the declassified FISC opinion:

This followed Brennan engineering his rise to a position he never should have been allowed anywhere near, CIA Director, by using these surveillance tools to compromise and cow everyone, including president Obama.

So I understand why PG is keeping his head down and mouth shut, except for an occasional mumble about how Trump "hates" the intelligence community.

Maybe he or someone else will explain or look into this:

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