Misadventures of a minority-elect President 55

Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

More on Trump’s illegal airstrike in Syria, Trump’s approval rating still in the toilet, with the stroke of a pen Trump eviscerates years of workplace protections for women, helping Al-Qaeda’s terrorists in Syria, numerous good reasons to impeach Trump, the impending clash between the U.S. and Russia, more evidence showing that the Syrian gas attack was orchestrated by the U.S. as pretext for bombing Syria, Ambassador accidentally reveals that Trump is violating the Constitution, McConnell immorally gives stolen Supreme Court seat to further enable Trump’s duplicitous agenda, Trump’s delusional assessment of his early ‘achievements.’ the Trump cabal cozies up to Neocons and more.

President Trump Just Ordered Military Strikes Against Syria in Response to Chemical Attack article from Mother Jones. –
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/syria-trump-military-action-breaking

Trump doesn’t care about all the children being killed by America’s illegal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, and he doesn’t care about all the children being deported in his aggressive deportations, doesn’t care about all the refugees – many of which are children – from the U.S. devastation in the Middle East but we’re supposed to believe he suddenly cares about Syrian children allegedly being gassed?

The bombing of Syria: A new chapter in the US drive for global hegemony article from the World Socialist Web Site. –
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/04/07/pers-a07.html

Trump’s Approval Rating Today Is… article from International Business Times on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-apos-approval-rating-today-175138331.html

Still very low…

In One Executive Order, Trump Revoked Years of Workplace Protections for Women article from Mother Jones. –
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/trump-just-revoked-protections-women-workplace

Is Trump Rescuing Al-Qaeda’s ‘Heartland’ in Syria? from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/idlib-chemical-attack-al-qaeda-syria-trump

The timing of the alleged gas attack in Syria is a little too coincidental:

“Western intervention would save Syria’s beleaguered al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels.

After formally calling off the longstanding U.S. policy of regime change in Syria, the Trump administration is sending signals of shifting its Syria policy under massive political pressure following a grisly chemical attack in the rebel-held area of Idlib.

The chemical attack allegedly took place in Idlib on April 3. Dozens of civilians were reportedly killed, although many details are still unknown.

“We have not yet any official or reliable confirmation” of what took place or who was responsible, said the U.N. special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, at a press conference on April 4.

“We also do not have evidence at the moment,” added Federica Mogherini, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy…”

Donald Trump doesn’t know how long he’s been president article from the Week. –
http://theweek.com/speedreads/690773/donald-trump-doesnt-know-how-long-hes-been-president

Robert Reich: We Already Have Four Good Reasons to Impeach Trump (and a Fifth May Be on the Way) article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/robert-reich-there-are-four-grounds-impeach-trump-and-fifth-may-be-way

Trump’s ‘alt-right’ fans bail after Syria strikes article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-alt-right-fans-bail-syria-strikes-130839954.html

There appears to be much speculation as to whether or not this was another false flag, which knowing our government, is very possible.

3 Questions Trump Must Answer After His Syria Strike article from Foreign Policy on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/3-questions-trump-must-answer-151758109.html

Jared Kushner omits contacts with Russian officials in application for security clearance from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/07/jared-kushner-omits-contacts-russian-officials-application-security-clearance/22030543/

No surprise there:

“In seeking a top-secret government security clearance, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, failed to report dozens of contacts with foreign officials, according to a Thursday New York Times report.

The contacts included meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and the head of a Russian state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, both of which took place in December.

The security clearance questionnaire leaked to The Times requires that those applying for access to top-secret national security information report all communications with foreign government officials over the previous 7 years…”

Trump wants to cut off poor people’s legal lifeline article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-budget-legal-services-corporation-199d8c116ffd

The Impending Clash Between the U.S. and Russia article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/07/the-impending-clash-between-the-u-s-and-russia/

Washington Has Crossed Russia’s Red Line article from Paul Craig Roberts. –
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/07/washington-crossed-russias-red-line/

More evidence that the Syrian gas attack was orchestrated as a pretext for bombing Syria.

Ambassador’s tweet accidentally reveals that Trump is violating the Constitution article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/georgian-ambassador-accidentally-illustrates-trumps-conflicts-of-interest-6a110be0d921

CIA warned lawmakers about Russia’s pro-Trump efforts last summer article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/cia-warned-lawmakers-about-russias-pro-trump-efforts-last-summer

“In late-August, then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised quite a fuss with the FBI, urging federal law-enforcement officials to take the burgeoning Russia scandal seriously. In a letter to FBI Director James Comey, Reid pointed to “evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.”

As the Associated Press reported at the time, Reid said it was vital to investigate the circumstances, including any “complicit intermediaries” between the Russian government, the leakers and “any U.S. citizen.”

By and large, Reid’s concerns were overlooked – much of the political world decided that Hillary Clinton’s email server protocols were of far greater significance – but there’s new reporting that sheds fresh light on what the Democratic Senate leader knew at the time, but couldn’t publicly acknowledge. The New York Times reported overnight:

The C.I.A. told senior lawmakers in classified briefings last summer that it had information indicating that Russia was working to help elect Donald J. Trump president, a finding that did not emerge publicly until after Mr. Trump’s victory months later, former government officials say.

The briefings indicate that intelligence officials had evidence of Russia’s intentions to help Mr. Trump much earlier in the presidential campaign than previously thought…. The former officials said that in late August — 10 weeks before the election — John O. Brennan, then the C.I.A. director, was so concerned about increasing evidence of Russia’s election meddling that he began a series of urgent, individual briefings for eight top members of Congress, some of them on secure phone lines while they were on their summer break…”

Paul Krugman Explains Why He Can’t Sympathize with Trump Voters article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/paul-krugman-explains-why-he-cant-sympathize-trump-voters

(Which is completely understandable.)

With Gorsuch confirmed, McConnell gets away with stealing a seat article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gorsuch-confirmed-mcconnell-gets-away-stealing-seat

Robert Reich Mocks Trump’s Rosy Assessment of His Early Presidency article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/robert-reich-mocks-trumps-rosy-assessment-his-early-presidency

Exclusive: Trump eyes new chief of staff; House Leader on short list article from Axios. –
https://www.axios.com/exclusive-trump-eyes-new-chief-of-staff-house-leader-on-short-list-2349015716.html

The Trump Administration Goes Neocon-crazy article from Information Clearing House. –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46814.htm

“Oh boy, that did not take long. As I wrote in February, the Neocons and the US deep state have completely neutered Trump. Just look at these two headlines from RT (and read the articles):

‘It crossed a lot of lines’: Trump on alleged chemical gas attack in Syria

‘We are compelled to take own action’ if UN fails in Syria – US envoy

Frankly, I feel like saying “QED – I rest my case” and stop writing here. But I won’t – this is too serious…”

Nunes is out of the Russia probe, and the Susan Rice spin collapses article from the Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/04/06/susan-rice-is-a-pawn-in-trumps-effort-to-tear-down-the-system/

We can’t trust Donald Trump with authorization to strike Syria article from Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/cant-trust-donald-trump-authorization-233859595.html

Actually we can’t trust Trump with anything.

Trump said Obama needed war authority from Congress. Will he ask for it now? article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-said-obama-needed-war-authority-congress-will-ask-now-212131733.html

The Real Targets of Trump’s Strike Were His Domestic Critics article from the Nation. –
https://www.thenation.com/article/six-thoughts-on-the-us-bombing-of-syria/

“Six thoughts on the US bombing of Syria…”

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