Misadventures of a minority-elect President 94

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 went nuts when reports of his sharing intelligence with his Russian visitors came out, demanding loyalty while giving it to none is causing issues in our illegitimate, minority-elect President’s White House, Trump is dangerously incompetent, Trump’s Russia scandal keeps growing, the cost of Trump’s ignorance is going to get expensive, Trump’s fraudulent voter-fraud commission, dubious double standards from Trump on leaking sensitive information, ardent supporters growing disillusioned with our lackluster Liar-in-Chief, still being protected by his brown shirts in the U.S. Congress, some of the many reasons we got what we deserved with Trump, it appears that Trump did ask Comey to halt his investigation into Flynn, it’s sad when your aides say you’re too stupid to cause any harm because you don’t know what you’re leaking, more voters support Trump Impeachment than oppose it, if Trump were CEO he’d probably be fired and a lot more.

Trump defends sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-defends-sharing-classified-intelligence-russian-officials-120922617.html

Instead of denying it with his usual illegible gibberish Trump even defended his #blabbergate scandal on Twitter.

Trump Demands Loyalty From Everyone, But Gives It to No One article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trumps-loyalty-crisis

Demanding loyalty for your ignorant actions while giving it to no one has caused a crisis in the White House.

Trump is dangerously incompetent article from The Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/05/15/trump-is-dangerously-incompetent/

Obviously…

The Terrible Cost of Trump’s Disclosures article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/the-terrible-cost-of-trumps-disclosures/526818/

The cost of Trump’s profoundly ignorant corruption is worse, and it’s going to get expensive:

“The consequences of the president’s reported divulgence of top-secret codeword information to the Russians are only beginning.

If The Washington Post is right, President Trump divulged highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador at a jovial meeting in the Oval Office. Here is why this is appalling, beyond even this president’s usual standard.

Top secret codeword information is no joke

There are multiple flavors of intelligence classification, from “Confidential” (which is often in the public record already, just not acknowledged), to “Secret” (usually, though not always available if you know where to look—or are willing to wait a few days), to “Top Secret” which is beginning to be serious. The codewords, which security officials began using in World War II to protect signal intercepts (e.g. ULTRA), tell you whence the information was derived—so Top Secret/codeword material really has to be protected. Any of us who have had those kinds of clearances have gone through repeated trainings about how to safeguard such material (cover sheets, multiple envelopes, proper paragraph marking, etc.). And if you hope to keep your job and stay out of jail, you take it seriously. You do not have access to any and all compartments if you have a top-secret clearance. This, apparently, is some of the information that Trump blew…”

Trump’s top lawyer faces a giant cleanup job article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/16/trump-mcgahn-white-house-cleanup-238410

His job is only going to get tougher…

Cover-Ups and Russian Financial Ties Stand Out as Trump’s Russia Scandal Keeps Getting Deeper article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/cover-ups-and-russian-financial-ties-stand-out-trumps-russia-scandal-keeps-getting

Trump’s Russia scandal goes much deeper than collusion and his actions are very revealing.

Trump’s Fraudulent Voter-Fraud Commission article from The New York Times. –
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/opinion/trump-voter-fraud-commission.html

Even the New York Times is calling Trump out on his fraudulent ‘Election Integrity’ sham.

The Republicans’ Trump Problem – And Ours article from The Daily Beast. –
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/15/the-republicans-trump-problem-and-ours

Trump has created quite a mess:

“So far, there’s no sign at all that they’re willing to put America’s ahead of the Donald’s—but Trump’s plummeting popularity could change their math.

It’s the question of the hour, every hour now: What has to happen to make Republicans, even a few of them, put country before party and do what needs to be done about Donald Trump?

That something serious needs to be done is clear. Trump has arguably been impeachable since the day he took office, over his clear flouting of the emoluments clause and anti-nepotism laws. But I get that those weren’t big enough deals to light up public opinion. And maybe the Comey firing isn’t either, even after it came out Monday evening that Trump had shared our friends’ best, biggest and most secret secrets with the Russians right afterward. The recent rash of polls, before this latest news, on the matter tend to show pluralities disapproving of the firing, but the usual Trump die-hard group of about 30 percent supporting, with a frustratingly high “don’t know enough to have an opinion.”

But it has enraged informed opinion, and it’s no mystery why. If you are a Republican or conservative who has concocted in your brain some justification for what Trump did, consider this hypothetical. Imagine Hillary Clinton had won. She became the president. James Comey was investigating her campaign. And she fired him. After asking him to dinner and trying to exact a pledge of loyalty from him…”

This Is How Republicans Treated Hillary Clinton When She Was Accused Of Mishandling Sensitive Information article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-treated-hillary-clinton-she-134248201.html

Hillary Clinton would have been impeached had she leaked sensitive information to Russia.

Olbermann loses it over Trump’s leaking: ‘YOU are the leaker, you stupid, pea-brained, motherf*cking traitor’ article from The Raw Story. –
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/olbermann-loses-it-over-trumps-leaking-you-are-the-leaker-you-stupid-pea-brained-motherfcking-traitor/

Donald Trump threatens ‘leakers’ while seeming to confirm that he leaked classified information to Russia article from The Independent on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-threatens-apos-leakers-121900111.html

Dubious double standards are going to go a long way in ridding ourselves of our illegitimate, minority-elect President.

Is Ann Coulter No Longer a Trump Supporter? No Apologies but ‘Trump True Believers Are Petrified’ article from Newsweek on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ann-coulter-no-longer-trump-152842695.html

Even hardcore Trump supporters are fed up with him:

“Far-right commentator and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter—one of Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters during the election cycle—now seems to be considering abandoning the president. She recently spoke with conservative website the Daily Caller in a interview headlined, “Ann Coulter Is Worried The ‘Trump-Haters Were Right’.”

“Trump true believers are petrified,” Coulter said.

But that doesn’t mean she regrets backing Trump. Coulter said to the Daily Caller in the article published Sunday: “I don’t apologize for supporting Trump. He said all the right things and nobody else would even say it.” In her mind, he was the only chance at saving the United States and could still do it.

Coulter, an anti-immigration hard-liner, was particularly perturbed with the fact that little progress had been made on a wall along the southern border of the United States, a promise long made by Trump on the campaign trail…”

Israel was source of intelligence Trump shared with Russia: Sources article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/16/israel-source-intelligence-trump-shared-russia/22093933/

The myth of Republicans in Congress ‘pulling away from Trump’ article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/the-myth-of-republicans-in-congress-pulling-away-from-trump-a77ac7436f

Our dimwitted dumbass President hasn’t perpetrated enough corruption yet for his brown shirts in the Congress to hold him accountable.

Isn’t Donald Trump Exactly What We Deserve? article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/15/isnt-donald-trump-exactly-what-we-deserve/

Some of the many reasons it appears we deserve what we got with Trump.

Scandals prompt discussion about the future of Trump’s presidency article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/scandals-prompt-discussion-about-the-future-trumps-presidency

On why it’s time to do something about our profoundly corrupt illegitimate leader:

“There was a great moment on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, with a sketch in which “Donald Trump” was being interviewed by “Lester Holt” – both portrayed by actors, of course – and the subject turned to the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Trump, in the sketch, said he fired Comey because of the investigation into the Russia scandal, which led to this exchange:

HOLT: But that’s obstruction of justice.

TRUMP: Sure, OK.

HOLT: Wait, so, did I get him? Is this all over? [Finger to earpiece, as if talking to a producer] Oh, no, I didn’t? Nothing matters? Absolutely nothing matters anymore?

The truth at the core of the sketch is hard to overlook. There are some important complexities to the Russia scandal, but last week’s revelations were straightforward: the president of the United States, furious about an intensifying investigation into his political operation, fired the FBI director in order to help end the investigation. This followed revelations that the president also personally pressed Comey to be loyal to Team Trump – during Comey’s counter-espionage investigation into Team Trump…”

Guess What Trump Thinks Is the Real Issue With the Russia Classified Info Story article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/05/16/trump_finally_tweeted_about_his_leaking_to_russia.html

Hint: it has nothing to do with the fact that he did anything wrong…

All the times Trump railed on Twitter about leaks of classified information article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/times-trump-railed-twitter-leaks-classified-information-154920007.html

Aside from the obvious irony, Trumps tweets read like a disdainfully ignorant comedy.

Articles of Impeachment for Donald J. Trump article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/05/here_is_a_draft_of_articles_of_impeachment_for_donald_j_trump.html

The time has come for our Congress to hold our wannabe tyrant in the White House accountable for his crimes.

Report: Trump asked Comey to end FBI’s Flynn-Russia investigation article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/report-trump-asked-comey-end-flynn-investigation-221236730.html

And so the blow back from Trump’s duplicitous firing of Comey begins:

“A second consecutive day of bombshell stories sent the Trump administration scrambling after the New York Times reported Tuesday that President Trump implored FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia at a February meeting.

The White House issued a response minutes after the story posted to the Times website, denying the president ever made such a request.

According to the Times report, which has since been confirmed by multiple news outlets, Trump broached the subject of the investigation into Flynn’s ties with Russia and asked Comey to “let this go.”

From the Times:

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey that Mr. Flynn had done nothing wrong, according to the memo…”

White House Aides’ Actual Defense of Trump’s Russia Leak: He’s Not Smart Enough to Cause Harm article from Fusion. –
http://fusion.kinja.com/white-house-aides-actual-defense-of-trumps-russia-leak-1795268625

Sad…

Can President Trump be trusted with all the secrets he hears? article from McClatchy News. –
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article150893587.html

In a word: No. The sad thing about Trump and his illegitimate cabal is that you can’t trust a thing they say either because they repeatedly lie just like our their moronic leader.

For First Time, More Voters Support Trump Impeachment Than Oppose It article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/16/first-time-more-voters-support-trump-impeachment-oppose-it

IF DONALD TRUMP WERE A C.E.O., HE’D PROBABLY BE FIRED TODAY article from The New Yorker. –
http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/if-donald-trump-were-a-c-e-o-hed-probably-be-fired-today

Give our Ignamorus-in-Chief enough rope and he will eventually hang himself:

“Donald Trump has built his political career on his reputation as a successful businessman, so it seems fair to assess his recent performance as President as if he were a C.E.O. running U.S.A., Inc. The report card isn’t pretty. Indeed, if Trump were the chief executive of a public company, the firm’s non-executive directors probably would have been huddled in a crisis meeting on Tuesday morning, deciding whether to issue him a pink slip.

In such a corporate scenario, the board members would likely decide they had no choice but to oust Trump to protect the reputation of the company and prevent further damage. During the past week, he has twice messed up monumentally, doing grave harm to his own credibility and undermining the country’s reputation around the world. And these were just his latest mistakes. During his four months in the corner office, Trump has repeatedly shown that he is patently unsuited for the position he holds, and he has also demonstrated a chronic inability to change the way he operates.

It was bad enough when, this time last week, he fired one of the company’s most senior compliance employees, James Comey, and then went on television and contradicted the official version of the dismissal, which his deputy, Mike Pence, and others had stated publicly. Not for the first time since Trump took over, the firm’s public-relations department was left scrambling, and Pence was sorely embarrassed. Trump’s subsequent outbursts on Twitter, in which he appeared to threaten Comey, only made a bad situation worse. The entire episode confirmed the impression that Trump puts his own interests, and his personal grievances, ahead of his duties to the company.

But that wasn’t the nadir. On Monday we learned, courtesy of a blockbuster story in the Washington Post, of another big blunder on Trump’s part. The day after he canned Comey, Trump revealed some of the company’s trade secrets to senior executives from a key rival, Russia Corporation, which only last year did all it could to sabotage one of U.S.A., Inc.,’s key product launches. Just how much damage Trump’s indiscretions have inflicted on the company isn’t yet known. But it’s clear that he was guilty of a serious breach of trust, and another stunning error of judgment…”

Sessions lengthens drug sentences because he will do anything to cover up his connection to Russia article from The Daily Kos. –
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/12/1661686/-Sessions-lengthens-drug-sentences-because-he-will-do-anything-to-cover-up-his-connection-to-Russia

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