Misadventures of a minority-elect President 142

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:

The intent of Trump’s Twitter tantrums and distractions from reality begins today’s misadventures of a minority-elect President, the dirty deeds of Trump and his offspring are the gifts that keep on giving, our Twitter tyrant threatening Congress on passing his fraudulent healthcare tax giveaway, how our Liar-in-Chief has proved from day one that he’s unfit for office, Trump trying desperately to deflect attention away from his crimes and his Russia scandal by accusing Comey of leaking information, Donald Trump Jr. tries giving his daddy plausible deniability about his meeting with a Russian lawyer to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton before the 2016 election but fails miserably, Trump and his cabal have many ties to Russia – and there are undoubtedly more that we don’t know about yet, our Loser-in-Chief’s sham voter fraud commission tells states not to send info until a Judge makes a ruling in one of what will be many more lawsuits, evidence of Trump and his administration’s collusion with Russia piling up rapidly as the walls of a treasonous presidency come crumbling down and much more.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Aiding and Abetting the Tweeter-in-Chief article from Tom Dispatch. –
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176304/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_aiding_and_abetting_the_tweeter-in-chief/

Trump’s Twitter tantrums are attempts to distract from other important issues going on, much of which is due to his corruption.

Analysis: Donald Trump Jr.’s stunningly incriminating statement to the New York Times article from The San Francisco Chronicle. –
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Donald-Trump-Jr-s-stunningly-incriminating-11276217.php

Doing his daddy proud.

Trump Aides: Russia Flap Proves Don Jr. Is The ‘Fredo’ of The First Family article from The Daily Beast. –
http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-aides-russia-flap-proves-don-jr-is-the-fredo-of-the-first-family

The endless depths of corruption and stupidity from America’s worst-ever President and his incompetent offspring truly are the gifts that keep on giving…

Trump Gives His Twitter Version Of Putin Meeting article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-gives-twitter-version-putin-152401666.html

Our national embarrassment’s second foreign trip was a rousing success and life is good in Trump’s land of delusion:

“Sunday mornings are one of President Donald Trump’s favorite times to tweet, and this week he decided he wanted to clarify what happened at the G20 summit, and give his version of events of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The G20 summit is a forum where economic leaders and heads of state of the world’s top economies meet to discuss world issues. This year the summit took place in Hamburg, Germany. On Friday during the summit Trump met with Putin in a meeting closed to the press, the only other people in attendance were Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and two translators.

When the meeting was over, there were two competing narratives of what took place, especially when it came to discussions of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

“They had a very robust and lengthy exchange on the subject,” said Tillerson in an off-camera briefing, according to CNN Friday. “The President pressed President Putin on more than one occasion regarding Russian involvement. President Putin denied such involvement, as I think he has in the past.”…”

Trump says Congress ‘wouldn’t dare’ leave Obamacare repeal unfinished as divide grows article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/07/10/trump-congress-wouldnt-dare-obamacare-repeal-unfinished-divides-grow/23023411/

Our Twitter tyrant took to tweeting about his fraudulent healthcare tax giveaway again, trying to force the Senate into shoving it through despite overwhelming opposition from the public.

Trump backs away from working with Russia on cybersecurity article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/10/close-to-the-stupidest-idea-critics-flail-trump-russia-cyber-security-plan

Trump changed his tune about working with Russia instead of treating them like an enemy after blow back from his GOP brown shirts.

The Stink Without a Secret article from Information Clearing House. –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47390.htm

After 6 months of claiming Russia hacked America’s election there has still been no evidence provided to justify those claims.

President Trump: This way to the exits article from Salon. –
http://www.salon.com/2017/07/10/president-trump-this-way-to-the-egress_partner/

From day one of being ‘elected’ Trump has repeatedly shown that he’s unfit for office:

“A tune was running through my head all this past Fourth of July weekend, and it wasn’t “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.” No, the earworm that afflicted me was the opening number from the 1980 musical “Barnum”, a Broadway extravaganza that glorified the master showman and consummate humbug P.T. Barnum, born July 5, 1810. The song begins like this:

“There is a sucker born every minute
Each time the second hand sweeps to the top
Like dandelions up they pop,
Their ears so big, their eyes so wide.
And though I feed ‘em bona fide baloney
With no truth in it
Why you can bet I’ll find some rube to buy my corn.
‘Cause there’s a sure-as-shooting sucker born a minute,
And I’m referrin’ to the minute you were born.”

All these years later, that show, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Michael Stewart, is long overdue for a revival, although it easily can be argued that there’s no need — P.T. Barnum is alive and well and living in the White House.

Donald Trump is the con man huckster of all time, and in his sway are the many descendants of those suckers who back in the day provided a steady livelihood for good old P.T…”

Trump Accuses Comey Of Leaking Classified Into To Media: ‘So Illegal!’ article from Talking Points Memo. –
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-accuses-comey-leaking-classified-info

As the heat rises from our illegitimate, minority-elect President’s Russia scandal, Trump is desperately trying to deflect blame from his criminal actions…

Keith Olbermann digs up old Trump tweet that may confirm he knew Don Jr. met with Russia lawyer article from The Raw Story. –
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/keith-olbermann-digs-up-old-trump-tweet-that-may-confirm-he-knew-don-jr-met-with-russian-lawyer/

Donald Trump Jr.’s attempt at giving his father plausible deniability about his meeting with a Russian lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton before the 2016 election is failing miserably…

Why Trump thinks he’s knocking his presidency out of the park article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/710666/why-trump-thinks-hes-knocking-presidency-park

Life is good in our demented delinquent’s land of delusion where everything he does is a smashing success – regardless of reality…

All of the Trump Administration’s Ties to Russia (That We Know About) article from Esquire. –
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a53134/trump-administration-russia-ties/

The many reasons why Trump and his cabal are illegitimate:

“President Trump and his team denied contact during the campaign with officials connected to the Russian government on 20 separate occasions. Below, in a constantly updating list, are a number of examples of direct contact between those two parties, both before and after Election Day. Beyond that, there’s a tangled web of business ties, conveniently aligned policy positions, and alleged actions on the part of the Russian government that point to a significant amount of smoke in an area where, as of yet, no fire has been confirmed.

In June of 2016, the president’s eldest son took a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who claimed to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton two weeks after his father clinched the Republican nomination, The New York Times reported. In a statement to the times, Trump, Jr. said “the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting,” meaning he took it with the express intent of accepting information on an American political rival from an individual connected to the Russian government with the potential to influence the 2016 election. Junior and others in Trumpworld have said he did not obtain that information, but his admitted intent could be enough, according to some, to make this a criminal issue.

It appears to be exactly the kind of collusion between individuals associated with the Trump campaign (Junior was a surrogate, and he brought chairman Paul Manafort and adviser Jared Kushner along for the meeting as well) and those connected with the Russian government that has been the subject of ongoing investigations in Congress and the Justice Department. Trump, Jr. has repeatedly changed his story about the purpose—and existence—of the meeting:…”

If There Was No Collusion, It Wasn’t for Lack of Trying article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/if-there-wasnt-collusion-it-wasnt-for-lack-of-trying/533070/

Donald Trump Jr. – a chip off his fraudulent father’s block – tried like hell to receive information that was damaging to Hillary Clinton but apparently wasn’t successful.

White House: Only Thing Inappropriate About Trump Jr. Meeting With Russians Was Leaks article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sarah-huckabee-sanders-donald-trump-jr_us_5963d9d6e4b03f144e2cf47b

According to Trump and his miscreants in the White House, there was nothing wrong with Jr. meeting with Russians but there was something wrong with people finding out about it…

If We Don’t Have Accountability, There’s Nothing to Stop Unlawful Detention From Happening article from Truthout. –
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41216-if-we-don-t-have-accountability-there-s-nothing-to-stop-it-from-happening-again

At the rate our demented delinquent is going anything is possible…

Trump Voter Fraud Probe Asks Election Officials to ‘Hold’ On Submitting Voter Information article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-voter-fraud-investigation_us_5963d1efe4b03f144e2cda7b

Our Loser-in-Chief’s fraudulent voter fraud sham commission violated federal law when it requested information from every state so now it’s waiting until a Judge makes a ruling in one of what will be many lawsuits:

“President Donald Trump’s commission on election integrity has told states to temporarily hold off on transmitting the data it requested about voters due to an ongoing lawsuit accusing the panel of violating federal law.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center is seeking a temporary restraining order to block the commission from collecting data, alleging that the panel is violating the 2002 E-Government Act by not undertaking a required privacy impact assessment. A judge in Washington, D.C., federal court is currently considering EPIC’s request.

White House officials have said the commission is not bound by the law because it is not a federal agency as defined by the law. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this story.

Andrew Kossack, the designated federal officer for the commission, on Monday wrote to election officials and asked them not to transmit voter data until a judge ruled on the temporary restraining order…”

Donald Trump Jr. might be too incompetent to collude article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/710931/donald-trump-jr-might-incompetent-collude

Because obviously intelligence doesn’t run in the family!?!

Trump Jr. meeting takes Russia scandal in an alarming direction article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-jr-meeting-takes-russia-scandal-alarming-direction

Just like his father, the story changes and the idiocy worsens…

Evidence of the Trump Administration’s Collusion with Russia is Piling Up Fast article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/evidence-trump-administrations-collusion-russia-piling-fast

When the walls of a treasonous, illegitimate presidential administration come crumbling down…

How Trump took a misleading story on James Comey and turned it into a total fabrication article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-fake-attack-james-comey-explained-5fe05611c7bb

Explaining Trump’s fake news attack against Comey and the unsubstantiated claims that he leaked documents:

“Did James Comey leak classified information to the press?

There is absolutely no evidence or reporting that he did. But that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from making the claim on Twitter.

In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI director James Comey did admit that he gave a memo he had written summarizing a meeting he had with President Trump to a friend and asked him to share it with a reporter.

The Hill reported this morning, citing “officials familiar with the documents,” that “more than half” of the memos Comey created summarizing his meetings with Trump contained classified information…”

Russian lawyer contradicts Trump Jr.’s account of meeting article from The New York Post. –
http://nypost.com/2017/07/11/russian-lawyer-contradicts-trump-jr-s-account-of-meeting/

After changing his story 3 times it appears Don Jr. is lying – which isn’t surprising given the Trump family tradition of corruption.

6 Signs That the Russia Investigation Could Blow Up the Trump White House article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/six-signs-russia-investigation-could-blow-trump-white-house

Thanks to his moronic offspring, Trump’s Russia scandal went from bad to much worse.

The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams article from The New York Times. –
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/business/the-deep-industry-ties-of-trumps-deregulation-teams.html

Gutting regulation and oversight in secret isn’t boding well for Trump or the majority that didn’t ‘elect’ him…

What Do the Russians ‘Have’ on the Trump Family? Fear. article from Esquire. –
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a56218/trump-junior-russian-meeting/

Corruption is destroying our illegitimate President and his administration:

“So, Donald Trump The Second now has his ass in a crack because he went out after something that hundreds of elite political journalists have sought since at least 1991—some dirt on the Clintons. The difference, of course, is that many of the latter took meetings with every poolroom liar and state house grifter in the state of Arkansas. According to the remarkable one-two thrown by The New York Times over the weekend, Junior went spelunking for slime in an incredible universe of murderous gangsters, which shares a very big chunk of the Russian government’s Venn diagram with the political elite of that country. Forgive my cynicism, but Junior would have been better off hanging out at the Mena Airport, or maybe tossing back a few at Parker Dozhier’s fish camp. Safer, too. Per the NYT:

Trump Jr. added that the lawyer then changed subjects and began discussing a separate issue: the adoption of Russian children and a US law known as the Magnitsky Act, which allows the US to withhold visas and freeze the assets of Russians thought to have violated human rights.

Veselnitskaya founded a group purporting to seek the removal of Moscow’s ban on the adoption of Russian children by US citizens, which it put in place in retaliation for the Magnitsky Act; she has also sought to repeal that law.

Let us pause for a moment and consider the Magnitsky Act. Sergei Magnitsky was an auditor from a Russian law firm who uncovered the biggest case of tax fraud in the history of Russian kleptocratic corruption, which is something. In response, Magnitsky was arrested and put on trial for tax evasion in front of a bunch of crooks in lovely kangaroo suits. He died in prison of untreated medical problems and (probably) from being beaten to death by the good people from the Interior Ministry. In 2012, the Congress passed a law that froze the assets and effectively rendered non-persons 18 Russian officials who were tied in some way to the persecution and murder of Sergei Magnitsky. This got up the nose of Vladimir Putin, who responded by suspending the adoption of Russian children by American families. He also launched a PR blitz headed by a well-connected hack lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya. Which is where Junior comes in…”

Who Elected the Wrestler-in-Chief? article from Counter Punch. –
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/10/who-elected-the-wrestler-in-chief/

The role the media played – and didn’t play – in our despicable 2016 elections.

Trump manages to make his voting commission even worse article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-manages-make-his-voting-commission-even-worse

Having a fraudulent president putting more frauds on his fraudulent voter integrity commission doesn’t make it legal, justifiable or give it any integrity…

The photo showing it’s time to ask: What did the president know and when did he knonw it? article from The Daily Kos. –
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/11/1679660/-The-photo-showing-it-is-time-to-ask-What-did-the-president-know-and-when-did-he-know-it

When a picture shows you sitting around with those who allegedly helped you try and collude, plausible deniability becomes non-existent.

How long will America believe Trump’s lies about Russia? article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/710983/how-long-america-believe-trumps-lies-about-russia

When potential treason becomes an issue:

“The latest bombshell incriminating report on the Trump administration’s ties to Russia came on Saturday, from The New York Times, and boy, was it a stemwinder. Three “advisers to the White House” told reporters that on June 9, 2016, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., along with Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, attended a meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya after she promised them damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Follow-up reports have made it clear that this trio of truculent Trumpians knew perfectly well that the purpose of the meeting was to receive dirt on the presumptive Democratic nominee.

The administration’s emerging script for new developments in the Trump-Russia scandal is very clear: A member of the Trump family, whether the president himself or one of his children, will basically admit to the whole thing on the record. Because the Times story was sourced to three White House advisers, there was little sense in denying the meeting took place. Trump the Junior immediately copped to it when the first story broke on Saturday, but claimed it was “a short introductory meeting” where they talked about the complicated issue of adoptions.

Mmmhmm.

A proper criminal would have left it at that. The Trumps are not proper criminals. Donald Trump Jr. had this eloquent piece of sarcasm to relate on Twitter Monday morning: “Obviously I’m the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent… went nowhere but had to listen.” The genuinely amusing thing about Donald Trump Jr. is that he thought this to be some kind of exculpatory statement, when in fact he may have admitted to committing a crime. Former President George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer, Richard Painter, argued that the meeting “borders on treason.” Others have noted that Trump’s admission to taking the meeting with the express intent of obtaining salacious material about Clinton from a foreign national constitutes a violation of federal election law…”

5 Disturbing Indications Steve Bannon Is Back in Trump’s Good Graces article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/5-disturbing-indications-steve-bannon-back-trumps-good-graces

Our dimwitted dip shit is making his life a living hell but he’s too stupid to figure that out.

President Trump Offers the Weakest Possible Defense of His Son article from Fusion. –
http://fusion.kinja.com/president-trump-offers-the-weakest-possible-defense-of-1796818908

Daddy dearest isn’t doing Jr. any favors…

WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A PRO-TRUMP TROLL APOLOGIZES article from The New Yorker. –
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/what-it-means-when-a-pro-trump-troll-apologizes

Reddit has a large line of pro-Trump trolls that help spread his propaganda to try and justify his criminal agenda(s)…

What If It’s All True? article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/and-it-was-all-true/533265/

Since day one our Criminal Mastermind-in-Chief and his cabal have done nothing but lie:

“For months, rumors, innuendos, and allegations about collusion between the Trump campaign, the Trump administration, and the Russian government swirled around Washington, sometimes in great gushing floods, other times in lazy rivulets. Time and again, Donald Trump and his allies denied it. They said there was no contact before the election. They said that any meetings that were held were routine, or that campaign officials might not have known they were meeting with Russian officials. They pinned any misbehavior on low-level staffers and failed disclosures on honest oversights.

The most far-fetched claim of all was that the Trump campaign could have colluded with the Russian government. Donald Trump’s affection for Vladimir Putin could be explained away by his admiration for authoritarians, his ignorance of foreign affairs, and an opportunistic chance to hurt both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Apparent Russian hacking targeting John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee made sense given Putin’s hatred of Clinton and desire to disrupt the American election. But the notion of actual attempts to work together seemed implausible to even many of Trump’s harshest critics—a liberal fever dream at best, a return to McCarthyist red-baiting at worst.

Yet with Donald Trump Jr.’s release of self-incriminating emails on Tuesday, the nation learned that the wildest of fantasies was all too real: Granted the chance to take what he believed to be damaging information about Hillary Clinton from a Russian government official, provided because the Kremlin wished to aid his father, Trump Jr. eagerly seized the opportunity. “If it’s what you say I love it,” he wrote to an intermediary. Not only that, but he brought along his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The disclosure of the emails raises a host of questions: Did anyone tell Donald Trump, and if so, when? (The White House and Trump’s attorneys both say he did not attend and was not aware.) Did lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya actually hand over any incriminating information at the June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower? (Both she and Trump Jr. say she did not.) Why release documents that, according to some analysts, already implicate Trump Jr. in a federal crime? And why do it now?…”

The Trump Era: No One Can Stay Above the Fray article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/07/11/trump-era-no-one-can-stay-above-fray

The Trump era is bringing about new reasons for We the People to get involved…

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