Misadventures of a minority-elect President 117

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:

Twitter is a great platform for a modern presidency – unless you’re a duplicitous moron that shouldn’t be in office using it, exploiting a fraudulent ‘war on terror’ to arm terrorists for another attempt at regime change, Trump’s fraudulent voter fraud agenda, Donnie junior takes to Twitter to try and salvage damaging testimony from Comey, Trump’s Twitter dipshittery is starting to cost him supporters, the White House and our impotent President’s personal shyster fails miserably at trying to destroy Comey’s testimony and more.

In defense of Trump tweeting (but not what he tweets) article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/defense-trump-tweeting-not-tweets-090016995.html

Twitter is a great platform for a modern presidency – Trump just keeps proving that he himself is the wrong man for the job…

Trump slammed for trying to ‘distract’ attention away from Comey hearing article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/07/president-donald-trump-james-comey-fbi-hearing-testimony-russia-Senate-director/22131401/

Trump foolishly thinks he’s being clever but reality’s about to come crashing down in his land of delusion.

As Comey Testifies, Trump’s Presidency Hangs in Balance article from Roll Call. –
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/comey-testifies-trumps-presidency-hangs-balance

Comey’s testimony was very damaging but Trump’s brown shirts in Congress will try to spin it differently to defend their Loser-in-Chief.

Shockingly, Trump Aligns the U.S. With ISIS to Fight Iran article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/world/shockingly-trump-aligns-isis-fight-iran

Exploiting a fraudulent ‘War on Terror’ to arm terrorists for regime change:

“Terror attacks in Tehran signal the launch of a foolhardy U.S.-Saudi war alliance.

President Trump now has his own war. The two terror attacks in Iran that left 12 people dead are its opening shots.

ISIS took credit for the attacks, which served its goal of stoking sectarian war. Not coincidentally, the attacks also advanced Trump’s goals of escalating U.S. hostility toward Iran.

Trump inherited wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and a cold peace with Iran based on the international agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Trump is abiding by the agreement while searching for ways to turn the cold peace into a hot war. His method: commit the United States to take sides in the long-standing political struggle between the Sunni and Shia traditions of Islam…”

The Trump Voter Fraud Agenda Is Here article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/06/the_trump_voter_fraud_agenda_has_arrived_in_new_hampshire.html

Working diligently to justify a fraudulent voter suppression agenda is top priority for Trump and the GOP.

When Will Trump Voters Realize They’ve Been Had? article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-voters-played-con-man

Admitting ignorance isn’t an option for the minority of morons that voted for him.

Trump’s approval hits new low (but tops Bush’s worst) article from The Raw Story. –
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/trumps-approval-hits-new-low-but-tops-bushs-worst/

Trump working hard to affirm his place in history as America’s worst-ever president.

The Scandal Is What’s Already Known article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-scandal-is-whats-already-known/529602/

On the fact that there is already enough evidence to impeach our illegitimate, minority-elect President:

“There are many questions that James Comey may answer in his Senate testimony, but the broad outlines of Trump’s conduct are clear.

“Many secrets; no mysteries.”

That phrase (coined by Luigi Barzini if you’re keeping score) has been the key to understanding the connection between President Trump and Russia from the start. It unlocks the matter even more crisply after today. Between former FBI Director James Comey’s advance-released testimony—and the agonizing non-testimony of the director of the National Security Agency and the director of national intelligence—the essentials of the story have come even more clearly into view than before.

It is asserted on one side, and not denied on the other, that Trump repeatedly asked his intelligence chiefs to shut down the FBI inquiry into the Russian connections of Michael Flynn, Trump’s most important national security adviser through the 2016 campaign and the presidential transition. Exactly why Trump so assiduously protected Flynn remains uncertain. Exactly which (if any) of Flynn’s actions so desperately needed protecting likewise can only be guessed. But it’s hard to make innocent explanations look credible…”

‘Flynn stuff is BS’: Donald Trump Jr. tweets up a storm during Comey testimony article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/flynn-stuff-bs-donald-trump-jr-tweets-storm-comey-testimony-155526836.html

Donnie Jr. has taken to Twitter to try and salvage his father’s coming apocalypse, proving that the apple never falls far from the tree…

JAMES COMEY STATEMENT DESCRIBES UNSETTLING AND AWKWARD MEETINGS WITH TRUMP article from The Intercept. –
https://theintercept.com/2017/06/07/james-comey-statement-describes-unsettling-and-awkward-meetings-with-trump/

Despite Comey’s testimony, Trump and his minions are claiming he’s vindicated of any wrongdoing…talk about delusional.

Not so ‘fake news? Comey testimony will confirm reports the White House tried to knock down article from CNBC on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/not-apos-fake-apos-news-130831932.html

Trump and his ilk’s dubious claims about ‘fake news’ aren’t going to work in this case…

Republicans desperately try to downplay Comey’s bombshell testimony article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/republicans-desperately-try-to-downplay-comeys-bombshell-testimony-ac78d0ff8350

Watching the Trump cabal and their brown shirts in Congress try to spin this is entertaining:

“They’d have you believe Comey’s revelations about a “loyalty dinner” and possible obstruction exonerate Trump.

Lawfare editor-in-chief Ben Wittes describes former FBI Director James Comey’s written testimony about his interactions with President Donald Trump as “the most shocking single document compiled about the official conduct of the public duties of any president since the release of the Watergate tapes.”

The testimony, released Wednesday, details how Trump demanded “loyalty” from Comey months before deciding to fire him. It describes how Trump personally pressured Comey to stop an investigation into his former campaign adviser and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. It contains Comey’s remembrances about the numerous occasions Trump asked him to publicly clear his name.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said of the testimony, “If this isn’t obstruction of justice, I don’t know what is.”…”

Opinion: What Exactly Do Republicans Believe in Besides Trump? article from Roll Call. –
http://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/republicans-believe-defend-trump

Selling out the country to their corporate masters for starters…

The Godfather in the White House article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/704044/godfather-white-house

On the perils and pitfalls of having a wannabe dictator in the White House.

Top intel officials hide scandal info from congressional oversight article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/top-intel-officials-hide-scandal-info-congressional-oversight

Trying to hide scandal information  about Trump’s Russia scandal is obstruction of justice.

Comey just revealed the severity of Trump’s threat to America article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/704230/comey-just-revealed-severity-trumps-threat-america

On why Trump is the worst person to have in the office of the President:

“Former FBI director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, revealing the shocking extent of President Trump’s meddling into the investigation into his subordinates and his ties with Russia. Trump himself explained that he fired Comey over the investigation. This scandal is so obscure and multifaceted that it’s hard to keep track of just what the allegations are, and which potential implications are most credible.

But the basic political truth revealed is simple: Donald Trump is trying to undermine the democratic structures of the United States.

Boiled down to its essential framework, Comey’s story goes like this. After the election, Trump made repeated, personal contact with the FBI director in an attempt to suborn his professionalism. In a private dinner with the president, Comey got the strong sense that Trump was trying to “create some sort of patronage relationship,” and he repeatedly tried to buffalo Comey into promising “loyalty.” Comey was extremely uncomfortable with this, trying to say he would only promise honesty, but eventually agreed to “honest loyalty” to end the conversation. Disturbed, Comey immediately began creating a paper trail of memos documenting every aspect of his meetings with Trump.

In a subsequent one-on-one meeting, Trump attempted to get Comey to drop the investigation into Mike Flynn, saying: “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” Comey agreed that Flynn was a good guy, but did not promise to drop the investigation. In the later questioning, Senator Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked why Comey had not told Trump off for even asking that, and Comey replied that he was so stunned he didn’t even think to confront him. “Maybe if I were stronger, I would have,” he said…”

Trump is losing his most loyal supporters: poll article from Salon. –
http://www.salon.com/2017/06/08/trump-is-losing-his-most-loyal-supporters-poll/

Trump’s Twitter dipshittery isn’t doing him any favors.

Trump’s lawyer cites a questionable timeline in disputing Comey article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-lawyer-cites-questionable-timeline-disputing-comey-211953908.html

Apparently being a moron is a prerequisite for working with Trump, whose personal shyster botched his attack on Comey.

Impeach Him Now article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/06/08/impeach-him-now

The need to begin the process – or at least start talking about it – has never been more obvious…

The Five Lines of Defense Against Comey – and Why They Failed article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-five-lines-of-defense-against-comeyand-why-they-failed/529743/

Despite the barrage of misinformation from the White House and his brown shirts in the U.S. Congress trying to exonerate our Liar-in-Chief, the repeated attempts failed miserably:

“Trump’s supporters attacked the former FBI director’s testimony, but didn’t manage to discredit it.

Thursday was a bad, bad day for Team Trump. Things looked even worse at the end of the day than they did when the Senate Intelligence Committee adjourned midday.

The first line of defense—revealed by the president’s own team yesterday—is that Comey somehow vindicated Trump by confirming that he told Trump in January that Trump was not personally a target of an investigation. But if that assurance had been enough for the president, Trump would not have added the demand that Comey end the investigation of Michael Flynn. Trump evidently felt strongly motivated to protect Flynn—more strongly motivated than he had been to protect any of his other associates.

Line two of defense is that the president’s expression of a “hope” that Mike Flynn could be “let go” merely expressed a wish, not an order. But Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, almost instantly produced an example of an obstruction of justice conviction that rested precisely on “I hope” language—and the all-seeing eye of Twitter quickly found more. Anyone who has ever seen a gangster movie has heard the joke, “Nice little dry cleaning store, I hope nothing happens to it.” The blunt fact is that after Comey declined to drop the investigation or publicly clear the president, Trump fired Comey. A hope enforced by dismissal is more than a wish…”

It Is Time for Donald Trump to Leave the White House article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/06/08/it-time-donald-trump-leave-white-house

On the fact that we’re already heading down a path that inevitably leads us to an American version of Nazi Germany and why it’s time to do something about it.

Trump White House Graduates from Lies to Authoritarian-Style Propaganda article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-white-house-transitions-lies-authoritarian-style-propaganda

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