Misadventures of a minority-elect President 88

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:

Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey – who reportedly sought more funds for Russia probe before Trump fired him – could cause serious blow back, our illegitimate President’s latest attempts of overturning his Muslim Ban fails miserably – for obvious reasons – and tarnishes the lawyers that foolishly try to defend it, echoing Nixon during Watergate could fuel deeper probes into his Russia scandal, Trump lets anger over his Russia scandal get the best of him as his problems multiply, innocent people don’t normally act the way Trump is acting, Flynn subpoenaed by Senate Intel Committee, the bull shit spewed by our inept leader and his miscreantic administration is starting to be noticed for what it is – which a recent poll shows is turning into bad news for him, Reporter arrested for asking a corrupt Trump-appointee a question, a look back at 1967 offers insight into fighting back against Trump, some try – and will fail – to stop protests when they become so powerful and a lot more.

The Memo: Trump ignites firestorm article from The Hill. –
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/332667-the-memo-trump-ignites-firestorm

Trump appears to be echoing Nixon during Watergate again with his poorly-timed dismissal of his FBI Director, allegedly over Clinton’s emails, that could haunt him badly in his short-lived illegitimate Presidency.

Trump sent 4 tweets on the Sally Yates hearing. Not one of them was entirely accurate. article from CNN. –
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/trump-tweets-sally-yates/

Our twittering wannabe tyrant wonders why the majority that didn’t vote for him fondly refer to him as our lackluster Liar-in-Chief…

Trump Poisons His Own Laws article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/05/trump_s_solicitor_general_tries_and_fails_to_argue_that_the_president_is.html

All is not well in Trump’s land of delusion as his latest attempt of overturning his Muslim Ban fails miserably and taints those who foolishly try to defend it.

Trump’s firing of Comey seems ‘suicidal’ – but it could ‘energize’ the Russia probe article from Business Insider. –
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-will-happen-to-trump-russia-fbi-investigation-comey-firing-fired-2017-5

Shades of Nixon redux:

“President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, would be viewed as “suicidal” in any other administration.

“In any normal administration, firing the director of the FBI during an investigation of the administration would be viewed as suicidal,” said Robert Deitz, a former top lawyer for the CIA and the National Security Agency who served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

“This of course is not a normal administration,” he added. “But no matter what, this will create a firestorm that will disturb even Trump loyalists on the Hill.”

Most Democrats and a handful of Republicans were quick to condemn Trump’s decision to fire Comey, who was in the middle of investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia when he was unexpectedly fired on Tuesday evening…”

Trump takes shot at Democrats, says they ‘play so sad!’ on Comey’s firing article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/10/trump-takes-shot-at-democrats-says-they-play-so-sad-on-comey-firing/22079404/

What’s sad is that our Ignoramus-in-Chief actually believes he’s fooling anyone.

Trump firing of FBI director touches off political storm article from The World Socialist Web Site. –
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/10/come-m10.html

It’s bad enough that Trump always has to lie, but he can’t even do it well.

Behind Comey’s firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/10/comey-firing-trump-russia-238192

Regardless of how pissed off Trump gets over his Russia scandal, his rage won’t be going away any time soon – in fact it’s going to get a lot worse for him.

For the second time since Trump took office, people are talking about Nixon’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ article from The Los Angeles Times. –
http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-for-the-second-time-since-trump-took-1494375627-htmlstory.html

Trump’s ‘Tuesday Night Massacre’ could spell the beginning of the end for our illegitimate minority-elect President:

“Donald Trump has been president for 109 days. And for the second time, people are drawing awkward comparisons between him and Richard Nixon.

In October 1973, President Nixon ordered the Justice Department to fire Archibald Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor, after Cox had subpoenaed tapes of Nixon’s phone calls and conversations in the White House.

Nixon refused to comply with the subpoenas and ordered Atty. Gen. Elliot Richardson to fire Cox. Richardson and Deputy Atty. Gen. William Ruckelshaus both resigned rather than fire Cox for doing his job.

The incident became known as the “Saturday Night Massacre.”

Just 10 days after Trump took office in January, he fired acting Atty. Gen. Sally Yates for announcing that the Justice Department would not defend his executive order barring travel from seven mostly-Muslim countries…”

TRUMP COMES UNGLUED: President spends hours after bombshell Comey firing blasting away at Democrats article from Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-comes-unglued-president-spends-140531024.html

With his typical cowardice, our lackluster Liar-in-Chief melted down on Twitter to try and justify his dubious actions.

Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey Is Terrifying — No Matter Your Politics article from Pop Sugar. –
https://www.popsugar.com/news/Trump-Fires-FBI-Director-James-Comey-43519818

Kellyanne Conway directly contradicts the official story on Comey’s firing article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/kellyanne-conway-kinsley-gaffe-fbi-9679ef1aec85

If Trump were smart he would keep her hidden somewhere in the White House away from public interviews.

Comey sought more funds for Russia probe before Trump fired him – NYT article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/10/comey-sought-more-funds-for-russia-probe-before-trump-fired-him/22080160/

How convenient:

“WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Former FBI Director James Comey had requested additional funding and personnel for the agency’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election just days before he was fired, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Comey, fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, had asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last week for a significant boost in resources and later briefed U.S. lawmakers on the request, the New York Times said, citing three unnamed officials.

Speaking to the Times Senator Richard J. Durbin said, “I’m told that as soon as Rosenstein arrived, there was a request for additional resources for the investigation and that a few days afterwards, he was sacked.”

“I think the Comey operation was breathing down the neck of the Trump campaign and their operatives, and this was an effort to slow down the investigation,” said Durbin…”

Kellyanne Conway creates alternative reality to defend Trump’s firing of Comey article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/kellyanne-conway-creates-alternative-reality-to-defend-trumps-firing-of-comey-3c38c5027615

Trump’s explanation for Comey’s firing is literally unbelievable article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-explanation-comeys-firing-literally-unbelievable

The vast majority of what Trump says and does is literally unbelievable and it does raise a lot more questions.

Healthcare: What’s Missing? article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/10/healthcare-whats-missing/

Innocent people don’t usually act the way Trump is acting article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/innocent-people-dont-usually-act-the-way-trump-acting

“Let’s say for the sake of conversation that Donald Trump is correct about the Russia scandal. There are all kinds of reasons to believe he isn’t, but let’s imagine he’s right and neither he nor any of the president’s close associates did anything wrong.

If that were the case, how would Trump act? If the president were certain that he’d be fully exonerated, and those who took the Russia scandal seriously would eventually regret their interest in the controversy, what would we see from Trump?

The answer is, the president would be doing largely the opposite of what he’s doing now.

Not to put too fine a point on this, but innocent people don’t act the way Trump is acting.

Innocent people don’t try to end ongoing investigations…”

Poll: Trump’s approval rating sinks, near new record low as base support shrinks article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/10/poll-trumps-approval-rating-sinks-near-new-record-low-base-support-shrinks/22080335/

How Much Shit Will We Eat? article from Fusion. –
http://fusion.kinja.com/how-much-shit-will-we-eat-1795086055

Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn in Russia Probe article from NBC News. –
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senate-intel-committee-subpoenas-michael-flynn-russia-probe-n757661

Let’s see what kind of tantrum our minority-elect President has as a result of this…

Reporter arrested for asking Tom Price if domestic violence is a pre-existing condition under Trumpcare article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/reporter-arrested-for-asking-tom-price-if-domestic-violence-is-a-pre-existing-condition-under-59ec774321d2

Facing $5,000 bail and a potential 6 months in jail for doing your job and asking a question – albeit arguably incorrectly – to a corrupt Trump appointee is unacceptable and should not be tolerated:

“A reporter has been arrested for pressing Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to say whether or not the Trump health care bill would make it harder for domestic violence survivors to obtain insurance.

West Virginia police arrested Dan Heyman at the state capitol Tuesday as he walked with Price and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, holding a recorder out and asking Price repeatedly about claims that insurers could refuse to serve survivors of familial abuse. That claim is based on inference from the bill’s provision allowing states to abandon consumer protections from Obamacare with federal permission.

Heyman had sought out Price on his way into the capitol.

“At some point, I think [they] decided I was too persistent in asking this question and trying to do my job, so they arrested me,” Heyman told West Virginia Metro News. Heyman was later charged with “willful disruption of a governmental process,” according to the news service…”

We Must Have a Special Prosecutor article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/10/we-must-have-special-prosecutor

It’s about time for the GOP-led Senate – acting as Trump’s Brown Shirts as usual – to decide which side of history they want to end up on.

We Have Seen Times This Dark Before – Here’s How We Fought Back article from The Nation. –
https://www.thenation.com/article/we-have-seen-times-this-dark-before-heres-how-we-fought-back/

A brief history lesson reveals how to fight back against our profoundly corrupt Orange enigma.

Comey firing came after Russia coverage that left Trump screaming at the television article from The Daily Kos. –
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/10/1660732/-Comey-firing-came-after-Russia-coverage-that-left-Trump-screaming-at-the-television

When Protests Are Powerful, The Powerful Punish Protest article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/10/when-protests-are-powerful-powerful-punish-protest

“When people feel powerless – locked out of decision-making, bypassed by real governance – they turn to protest. Especially for the disenfranchised and oppressed, protest is often the only way to exert power and affect policies and practices that impact their lives and communities.

With Donald Trump in the White House and the Republican Party in control of both houses of Congress and a majority of statehouses around the country, protest is now a key avenue of resistance.

We can’t expect an agenda that puts people and planet first to come from above, so people are taking to the streets. The first hundred days of the new administration have been marked as much by protest as by Trump’s demagoguery and appeals to hate and fear.

So it is no wonder that there is a new wave of anti-protest laws being implemented across the country. When protests are powerful, the powerful punish protest…”

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