Misadventures of a minority-elect President 121

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 sordid history of lying under oath begins today’s misadventures of our illegitimate, minority-elect President, Trump’s legislative agenda imploding because of his scandals and the fact that he has no mandate, more on the damage done by our impotent leader’s tenure and why it’s time for him to go, our Loser-in-Chief invites cabinet members to praise him during meeting, more on Trump’s infrastructure privatization scam, one thing to remember about Trump is that the only thing he loves more than himself is his businesses – and he’s not going to give them up just because he’s the president, Trump’s Muslim Ban gets shot down in court again, Trump’s approval ratings plummeting after his lies and twitter tantrums over Comey and much more.

If Trump testifies under oath, any lies would be perjury. Does he know that? article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/12/if-trump-testifies-under-oath-any-lies-would-be-perjury-does-he-know-that

More on the fact that Trump has a history of lying under oath and testifying about the Russia scandal would not change that.

Legislative Agenda Gets Tougher for Trump article from Roll Call. –
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/comey-speaks-domestic-agenda-gets-tougher-trump

Our lackluster Loser-in-Chief has no mandate so he will have a hard time pushing his fraudulent agenda.

Trump Has Created a Political Landscape So Much Stranger Than Most of Us Are Willing to Admit article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/american-wonderland-trump-world-much-stranger-it-seems

On the dystopian dipshittery created by Trump’s conflicts of interest, dishonesty, torture, Corporatocracy, Russian connections and more.

Russia cloud settles in over Trump’s White House article from CNN. –
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/politics/trump-sessions-comey/index.html

On Trump’s ongoing Russia scandal and the damage being done:

“Washington (CNN)The Russia “cloud” is growing over President Donald Trump and threatening to wreck another week for the embattled White House as one of his closest allies tries to avoid a public spectacle on Capitol Hill.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he would testify before Senate Russia investigators caught everyone — including the intelligence committee — by surprise. Now, before he even testifies, the focus is both on Sessions and whether or not he would appear before the TV cameras like former FBI Director James Comey did last week, when 19.5 million Americans watched.

Trump team has struggled to move the focus away from Russia.

The White House is hoping this week to drive a message focused on his agenda. His daughter and top adviser, Ivanka Trump, is leading events focused on workforce development and college affordability…”

My Lawyers Got Trump to Admit 30 Lies Under Oath article from Bloomberg. –
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-06-12/trump-s-history-of-lies-according-to-biographer-timothy-o-brien

More on Trump’s history of lying under oath.

Trump upends the global order article from The Hill. –
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/337205-trump-upends-the-global-order

How our demented dip shit is destroying America’s relationship with much of the world.

Trump ‘on an island, all alone’ article from Axios. –
https://www.axios.com/trump-on-an-island-all-alone-2440220392.html

On the out-of-control presidency and the self-inflicted damage already done by our incompetent popular vote losing president.

Comey Shines Spotlight On Fateful Valentine’s Day Meeting With Trump article from Talking Points Memo. –
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/comey-testimony-fleshes-out-trump-flynn-probe-request

More evidence on who to believe over Trump’s Comey claims:

“A routine Oval Office briefing on counterterrorism took an uncomfortable and highly consequential turn on Feb. 14, when President Donald Trump asked the assembled aides and cabinet members to clear the room so that he could talk to then-FBI Director James Comey alone. When the door closed behind Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and senior adviser and the last person to leave the room, Trump faced Comey and said: “I want to talk about Mike Flynn.” The national security adviser had resigned the previous day, after lying to Vice President Mike Pence and others in the administration about his contacts with Russian officials. Trump then told Comey, who helmed the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election at the time: “I hope you can let this go.”

That is the account Comey provided last week to the Senate Intelligence Committee, just one part of a mountain of new revelations about his fraught relationship with Trump. Comey’s description of what happened on Valentine’s Day, given under oath and documented in contemporaneous memos that now rest in the hands of a special counsel, is devastating not just for Trump but for several other top figures in his administration. The President, his private attorney and his attorney general have disputed Comey’s version of events in the days since without being completely forthcoming about their own.

Here is what we know about that fateful meeting, which remains under scrutiny by Congress and Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the sprawling federal Russia probe.

He said, he said and documented

Comey’s explosive, detail-rich written testimony, released to the public ahead of his Capitol Hill appearance, says the Valentine’s Day encounter began at a normal briefing attended by the Vice President, deputy director of the CIA, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, secretary of Homeland Security and attorney general. Trump instructed everyone but Comey to leave the room after that briefing, according to Comey’s statement…”

An Open Letter To The Republican Leadership article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/an-open-letter-to-the-republican-leadership_us_593dbae8e4b0b13f2c6b9bae

On how Trump’s illegitimate tenure is so damaged by his lies that it’s time for him to go.

Trump Invites His Employees To Praise Him During Cabinet Meeting article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-cabinet-meeting_us_593ebc52e4b0c5a35ca1acbe

Ah, the benefits of loyalty in Trump’s land of delusion…

Going Private: The Trump Administration’s Big Infrastructure Plan article from TruthOut. –
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/40906-going-private-the-trump-administration-s-big-infrastructure

More on Trump’s Infrastructure privatization scam and the consequences it will bring.

Day 138: Donald Trump Apparently Hates His Whole Team article from Medium. –
https://medium.com/@TrumpTimer/day-138-donald-trump-apparently-hates-his-whole-team-9a860b2e07f3

Another bad day in Trump’s land of delusion, especially when you’re on his bad side:

“The Trump Train has bowled over another member of The Donald’s inner circle. Yesterday, The New York Times reported that Trump is unhappy with his attorney general, Jeff Sessions. The discontentment goes back months, stemming from the moment that Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation.

Trump is obviously frustrated by the courts continually blocking both iterations of his travel ban, as evidenced by his blame-shifting and self-destructing tweets yesterday. But his rift with Sessions goes beyond what boiled over on social media.

The frustration over the travel ban might be a momentary episode were it not for the deeper resentment Mr. Trump feels toward Mr. Sessions, according to people close to the president. When Mr. Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, Mr. Trump learned about it only when he was in the middle of another event, and he publicly questioned the decision.

A senior administration official said Mr. Trump has not stopped burning about the decision, in occasional spurts, toward Mr. Sessions.

The spiral of a lot of Trump’s crazy behavior, in many ways, was shaped by that single decision…”

Trump faces ‘put up or shut up’ moment over possible secret tapes article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-faces-put-or-shut-moment-over-possible-secret-tapes

Trump’s going to back himself into a corner he can’t get out of over his alleged Comey tapes…

John Oliver Has Never Seen a President as Glaringly Stupid as Donald Trump article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/john-oliver-has-never-seen-president-glaringly-stupid-donald-trump

That’s OK John, nobody else has either…

The 9th Circuit Just Gave the Supreme Court a New Tool to Block Trump’s Travel Ban article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/06/12/ninth_circuit_maintains_injunction_against_trump_s_travel_ban.html

Once again Trump’s Muslim ban gets shot down in court – and once again it was due to his Twitter tirades…

The one thing you must always remember about President Trump article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/703913/thing-must-always-remember-about-president-trump

The only thing he cares about – aside from himself – is not giving up his businesses:

“President Trump isn’t exactly a man of mystery. He has willed himself to be a public figure for more than 30 years, has written numerous books about himself and seen others written about him, hosted two conjoined reality TV shows, and was a staple of cable TV, talk radio, and tabloids for many, many years. He appears to lack basic impulse control — his Twitter account seems bio-electronically connected to his id — but we don’t know that for sure. In fact, while it is hard to think of something that hasn’t already been written about Trump, there are lots of things we don’t really know.

Does he like being president? Maybe. Is he happy in his marriage? That’s not really our business. Did he really not think America was great before his election? As Sean Spicer might say, his slogan speaks for itself. Does he believe all the untrue things he says? Who knows? Willful belief is a powerful drug. Is he mentally stable? That’s inappropriate to judge without a proper in-person analysis by a trained professional. Does he really want to help blue-collar workers in small-town America? Probably — don’t you? Why are Trump’s policies so in line with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s, a U.S. adversary that almost certainly meddled in the U.S. election? There are multiple investigations looking into that.

Speculation about Trump and his madcap White House life is now its own industry, and to some extent Trump must appreciate the attention. But we know one important thing about Trump with rock-solid certainty, and it’s easy to lose sight of amid all the smoke and mirrors, bread and circuses, Sturm und Drang.

It is this: Donald Trump does not care enough about the American presidency to give up his business for it. It was a job he didn’t think was worth releasing his tax returns to obtain, and now that he has it, Trump has shown zero inclination to let the public know what conflicts of interest his tax documents might reveal, or to take the steps necessary to appropriately minimize the conflicts we know about…”

Fact Check: Trump Says He Passed More Bills Than Most Presidents article from NBC News. –
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/fact-check-trump-says-he-passed-more-bills-most-presidents-n771116

Hint: he’s lying – again…

Trump’s Credibility Problem article from The National Review. –
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448528/donald-trump-russia-president-credibility-problem

When a right-wing Conservative outlet says you’ve got a problem, you’ve really got a problem.

Trump Says Qatar Funds Terror. Here’s His Record Of Trying To Get It To Fund Him. article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-says-qatar-funds-terror-heres-his-record-of-trying-to-get-it-to-fund-him_us_593d6691e4b0c5a35ca06118

On the irony of the ceaseless stupidity of our delusional national embarrassment…

Post-Comey Hearing, Trump’s Approval Ratings in the Gutter article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/06/12/post-comey-hearing-trumps-approval-ratings-gutter

Trump’s twitter tantrums and lies over Comey aren’t doing him any favors:

“The president’s disapproval rating again came in at a record 59 percent

Donald Trump’s bizarre cabinet meeting Monday in which members heaped praise upon him comes on a day the president’s ego may need a bit of stroking.

Gallup’s latest daily tracking poll shows that as of Sunday, Trump’s disapproval rating has reached at 59 percent. His approval rating sits at just 36 percent.

That disapproval rating is the same record high he reached on March 28, according to Gallup’s daily tracker. On that day, his approval rating was just 35 percent…”

Team Trump Deploys ‘Comey Is a P*ssy’ Blitz article from The Daily Beast. –
http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-deploys-comey-is-a-pssy-blitz

Questioning Comey’s honesty and going after his manhood is definitely the wrong strategy for America’s worst-ever president to utilize…

Trump’s Apocalypse Has Been a Long Time Coming article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/06/12/trumps-apocalypse-has-been-long-time-coming

Like all wannabe dictators, our profoundly corrupt Liar-in-Chief alternates fomenting fear and promising to fix it – while lying about everything along the way.

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