Misadventures of a minority-elect President 209

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:

We begin today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* with scenarios of how his trial for all the crimes he has committed before and after being ‘elected’ could play out, on the dangers of having a narcissistic megalomaniac like Trump in office, treating the presidency like a reality show is putting this country at risk, life in Trump’s land of delusion is about to get very real, how Trump is colluding with his GOP brown shirts to try and stifle his Russia scandal investigation, the outrageous and unconstitutional behavior of our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator, Trump’s legal woes keep growing exponentially, give our demented delusionist enough rope and eventually he will hang himself over the Mueller investigations, once an idiot always an idiot, just when you think our Ignoramus-in-Chief can’t get more stupid… and lots more.

The Opening Argument in the Trial of Donald J. Trump article from The Daily Beast. –
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-opening-argument-in-the-trial-of-donald-j-trump

A look at how the trials for the many crimes of our national embarrassment could play out once they begin.

Trump unchained: After McCabe firing, he thinks he can do whatever he wants article from Salon. –
https://www.salon.com/2018/03/19/trump-unchained-after-mccabe-firing-he-thinks-he-can-do-whatever-he-wants/

Give the moron in the White House enough rope and he will eventually do us all a favor and hang himself…

ROBERT REICH: DONALD TRUMP HAS BECOME THE MAD KING article from Newsweek. –
http://www.newsweek.com/robert-reich-donald-trump-has-become-mad-king-850866

On the dangers of having narcissistic megalomaniac’s in office, especially when they’re as stupid as the man we call our president*.

UNPRESIDENTED – A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 60th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –
https://rantt.com/a-complete-breakdown-of-donald-trumps-60th-unpresidented-week-as-potus-74e3aed4d559

A look at our national embarrassment’s latest failed week of his presidency:

“60 weeks. 422 days. Thousands of lies. Multiple staff shakeups. Dozens of regressive policies. Countless attempts to obstruct justice. And zero actions taken to confront future Russian interference in our democracy.

Donald Trump appears to believe he is greater than the country he is supposed to be serving. With his weak responses to Russian provocations abroad and his administration’s lack of action in confronting future Russian election meddling at home, Trump proves he believes he is greater than his oath of office. With his repeated efforts to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Trump proves he believes he’s greater than the rule of law. And with his continuous lying and regressive policies, it’s clear that Trump believes he is greater than the American people…He’s wrong.

For a president who’s TV slogan was “you’re fired,” he runs an administration that doesn’t have the dignity to fire civil servants to their faces. Much like former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired by a tweet. And similar to FBI Director James Comey?—?who found out he was fired from a TV screen while he was giving a speech to his colleagues?—?already retiring Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe learned of his firing, and loss of pension, from a press release. Unfortunately for Trump, that wasn’t the only similarity between McCabe and Comey.

McCabe kept comprehensive memos of his interactions with President Trump and what he knew about the firing of Comey, and has already handed them over to Mueller. This will surely add to Mueller’s overwhelming evidence that Trump obstructed justice…”

Trump’s vindictive political purging puts America’s democracy at risk article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/761702/trumps-vindictive-political-purging-puts-americas-democracy-risk

More on the problems caused by our nefarious narcissist treating the White House like a reality show.

Are the Trump Tax Cuts Working and Does Anyone Care? article from Truthout. –
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43884-are-the-trump-tax-cuts-working-and-does-anyone-care

4 months after passing Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam, the truth about them is beginning to make itself known.

Donald Trump is ‘newly emboldened’ to do what he wants – lie, cheat and threaten article from The Daily Kos. –
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/03/19/1750164/-Donald-Trump-is-newly-emboldened-to-do-what-he-wants%E2%80%94lie,-cheat,-and-threaten

Life in Trump’s land of delusion is about to take a massive turn for the worse…

Kris Kobach Really, Really Did Not Want You To See This Deposition. Read It Here. article from The Huffington Post. –
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kris-kobach-deposition_us_5aafcc88e4b0697dfe18c630

Now it’s clear why our dimwitted dip shit dubiously tried to claim 3 million people voted illegally, costing him the popular vote:

“The morning after Donald Trump was elected President, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) wrote to an adviser on the president-elect’s transition team and told him that he had already started drafting a preliminary amendment to federal voting law. The amendment would alter the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to make it acceptable for states to ask people to prove they were citizens when they went to register to vote at a motor vehicle agency.

A few weeks later, Kobach traveled to Bedminster, New Jersey, to meet personally with Trump and some of his top advisers. As he was going into the meeting, Kobach was photographed holding a memo outlining a proposal for actions during the first year of Trump’s Department of Homeland Security. The 23rd item on the page, at the bottom of the memo, suggests amending NVRA to allow states to impose a proof of citizenship requirement.

As Kobach defends Kansas’ own proof of citizenship requirement, he has fought hard to block the public release of both the memo and his draft to NVRA. He has also fought having to answer questions under oath about both.

Those efforts were largely unsuccessful, as both a federal district court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said he had to answer questions about them. Kobach sat for an hourlong deposition with the ACLU lawyers suing him last summer, a tape of which was played during trial in Kansas City earlier this month. A partially redacted transcript of that deposition provides a unique insight into Kobach’s conversations with Trump and efforts to change federal voting law to allow states to provide proof of citizenship…”

Trump’s Confidence Game article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/trumps-confidence-game/555926/

Right now Trump is all smiles but give him a little bit of time and he’ll be right back to wallowing in his own ignorant pity as the rest of his presidency implodes.

Trump fumes Mueller probe is ‘going to choke the life out of ‘ his presidency article from The Raw Story. –
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/trump-fumes-mueller-probe-going-choke-life-presidency/

Now that Mueller is focusing more on the financial crimes than collusion, things aren’t looking good for our fraudulent Liar-in-Chief.

Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate article from The Daily Beast. –
https://www.thedailybeast.com/yes-this-is-going-to-be-worse-than-watergate

It could be worse than Watergate because the GOP is proactively aiding and abetting the criminal sitting in the White House which makes them just as guilty as he is.

TRUMP’S LAWYERS ARE WORRIED HE COULD MAKE FALSE STATEMENTS TO MUELLER: REPORT article from Newsweek. –
http://www.newsweek.com/trumps-lawyers-worry-false-statements-mueller-852323

Letting America’s most corrupt-ever president* perjure himself over his Russia scandal would prove disastrous – for him:

“President Donald Trump’s legal team is handing over extensive written documents to Robert Mueller’s team to shorten the time the president will spend in face-to-face interviews with the special counsel, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Trump’s lawyers are concerned that the president—who has made thousands of false claims since taking office, according to the Post—might be vulnerable if he sits down to lengthy talks with Mueller, two sources familiar with the matter told the publication.

Hoping to limit the scope of a potential interview, Trump’s legal team has submitted written descriptions of key events which Mueller’s team has expressed an interest in questioning the president about, according to the report.

A year-long project by the Post tracking the truthfulness of the president’s statements found that Trump made 1,950 false or misleading statements during his first 347 days in office…”

Trump’s maximal tribalism article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/761735/trumps-maximal-tribalism

How Trump is colluding with his GOP brown shirts to try and stifle his Russia scandal investigation – while continually creating more scandals…

What Is Donald Trump Hiding? article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/all-the-presidents-ndas/555884/

Making his senior White House staff sign nda’s makes one wonder what else our demented delinquent is hiding.

The Moment of Trump article from CounterPunch. –
https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/19/the-moment-of-trump/

On the outrageous and unconstitutional behavior of our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator.

It Is All Falling Apart For Trump As Second Woman Sues To Be Released From NDA. –
https://www.politicususa.com/2018/03/20/it-is-all-falling-apart-for-trump-as-second-woman-sues-to-be-released-from-nda.html

Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show:

“Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model who claims to have had an affair with Trump, is suing the Trump allied National Enquirer to break her NDA so that she can talk publicly about Trump.

The New York Times reported:

Ms. McDougal, in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that Mr. Cohen was secretly involved in her talks with A.M.I., and that the media company and her lawyer at the time misled her about the deal. She also asserts that after she spoke with The New Yorker last month after it obtained notes she kept on Mr. Trump, A.M.I. warned that “any further disclosures would breach Karen’s contract” and “cause considerable monetary damages.”

In an email to The New York Times, her new lawyer, Peter K. Stris, accused A.M.I. of “a multifaceted effort to silence Karen McDougal.”…”

Trump deemed not ‘above the law,’ must face defamation lawsuit article from PoliticusUSA. –
https://www.politicususa.com/2018/03/20/trump-deemed-not-above-the-law-must-face-defamation-lawsuit.html

The legal woes just keep piling up for our lackluster lame duck president* who is going to be very busy defending his illegitimate presidency.

Trump ignores his own party’s warnings – and attacks the Mueller probe on Twitter again article from The Raw Story. –
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/trump-ignores-partys-warnings-attacks-mueller-probe-twitter/

Our Twitter tyrant in the White House keeps showing his profound ignorance going after Mueller and acting more and more like he’s guilty as hell…

Many Trump voters are willing to dump democracy: Can our republic survive this? article from Salon. –
https://www.salon.com/2018/03/21/many-trump-voters-are-willing-to-dump-democracy-can-our-republic-survive-this/

A third of the morons that voted for the malignant moron in the White House want a ‘strong leader’ that doesn’t have to face elections… sadly for them Trump isn’t strong, just stupid.

Trump accidently touts key role of Cambridge Analytica in 2016 campaign article from ThinkProgress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-drain-the-swamp-cambridge-analytica-steve-bannon-nrcc-09152b7a90b9/

Someone really needs to keep Trump’s profound stupidity under control:

“With his approval rating mired in the 30s, generic ballot polling showing Republicans well behind Democrats, and recent special election results not boding well for his party, President Trump’s devoted a good bit of his Tuesday evening speech to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to reminiscing about his 2016 victory.

At one point, Trump recounted the origins of the campaign slogan he first used on October 17, 2016, at a time when his campaign was on the ropes — “drain the swamp.”

“A couple of you are a little marginal about this, but I came up with this expression, it’s called ‘drain the swamp,’ right, drain the swamp. And I hated it, I hated it. And it was a speech during the campaign, and it was a term that was actually given to me, usually like to think them up myself, but this was given to me — which bothered me too. I never like that.

But they had this expression ‘drain the swamp.’ And I hated it, I thought it was so hokey. I said, ‘that is the hokiest, give me a break, I am embarrassed to say it.’ And I was in Florida where 25,000 people were going wild, and I said, ‘and we will drain the swamp’ — the place went crazy. I couldn’t believe it. And then the next speech I said it again and they went even crazier. ‘We will drain the swamp… we will drain the swamp,’ and every time I said it I got the biggest applause. And after four or give times I said, boy what a great expression, I love saying it, it’s amazing.”…”

Donald Trump Has Never Been More Dangerous Than He Is Now article from New York Magazine. –
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/03/donald-trump-has-never-been-more-dangerous-than-he-is-now.html

As Trump’s legal woes – as well as his profound stupidity – continue to grow as the multitude of investigations of his endless corruption keeps trapping him in a corner, he’s growing desperate to distract from his failed presidency.

The President and His Lawyers, Part II: The Attorney General and the Saturday Night Pre-Massacre article from LawFare. –
https://www.lawfareblog.com/president-and-his-lawyers-part-ii-attorney-general-and-saturday-night-pre-massacre

It remains to be seen how many of Trump’s lawyers – the ones that aren’t completely ethically challenged – will stand by and abet Trump’s implosion if he’s stupid enough to try and fire Mueller.

Former CIA director says Russia could ‘have something’ on Trump article from yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-cia-director-says-russia-something-trump-141235041.html

Pondering Trump’s fawning over Putin and trying to justify his bizarre behavior towards Russia, if he’s not guilty of collusion as soon to be charged.

TRUMP IS ENTERING A DANGEROUS NEW PHASE OF HIS WAR WITH MUELLER article from Vanity Fair. –
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/03/donald-trump-andrew-mccabe-robert-mueller

Give the idiot enough rope and he will eventually hang himself:

“After months of pulling his punches with Robert Mueller, President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary offensive against the special counsel on Friday that shows no signs of slowing down. “The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” Trump tweeted Saturday, one in a series of increasingly frantic messages in which he called the Russia investigation a “witch hunt”; accused the F.B.I., Justice Department, and State Department of “leaking, lying, and corruption”; claimed that former F.B.I. director James Comey had perjured himself; and alleged that the Mueller investigation is fatally compromised. “Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?” Trump wrote on Sunday. “Does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!” On Monday morning, the president tweeted simply: “A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!”

The inciting incident appeared to have been the firing of Deputy F.B.I. Director Andrew McCabe, who was dispatched by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, hours before he was set to retire with his full pension. Trump was jubilant, celebrating the political assassination as “a great day for the hard working men and women of the F.B.I.” and “a great day for democracy.” The president barely disguised the fact that McCabe’s ouster—ostensibly the result of an internal investigation that found the deputy director had been less than truthful under questioning about a leak to the press—was related to his work on the Russia probe. “Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the F.B.I.!” Trump tweeted. His personal attorney, John Dowd, followed up by calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Mueller’s investigation, to “bring an end to alleged Russia collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt dossier.”

Behind the scenes, however, it seems that Trump’s rage had a more ominous trigger. The president was already on edge earlier last week, when it was reported that Mueller had subpoenaed the Trump Organization, the latest in a flurry of moves that suggest the special counsel is digging into the president’s personal finances and those of his family—territory that Trump has suggested would constitute a “violation” of Mueller’s mandate. But the more immediate cause for the weekend outburst appears to have been a letter from Mueller’s team, reported Saturday by The New York Times, that included a list of questions related to the special counsel’s efforts to interview with Trump. Sources told the Times that the questions are meant to serve as a starting point for a sit-down examination under oath. The same day, Axios reported that Mueller had interviewed McCabe about Comey’s firing, and revealed that McCabe, like his former boss, had also written contemporaneous memos documenting his interactions with the president.

Trump, emboldened by Dowd’s statements in the press, unleashed a torrent of abuse at McCabe, arguing that the entire Russia investigation was “based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC”; claiming that McCabe “never took notes when he was with me” (“can we call them Fake Memos?”); and suggesting that McCabe’s wife’s Democratic political connections had influenced the probe. “How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!” (Michael Bromwich, McCabe’s lawyer, shot back that Trump’s tweets “confirm that he has corrupted the entire process that led to Mr. McCabe’s termination and has rendered it illegitimate.”)…”

Can anyone stop Trump from firing Mueller? article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/761978/anyone-stop-trump-from-firing-mueller

That remains to be seen but if the president* is one iota as smart as he claims to be, he won’t since that would be political suicide – that and he can’t technically fire Mueller himself.

Trump can’t stop blindsiding his own team (and he doesn’t want to try) article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-cant-stop-blindsiding-his-own-team-and-he-doesnt-want-try

The hazards of an illegitimate, minority-elect president* trying to run the government like a reality show.

Trouble Ahead: The Trump Administration at Home and Abroad article from CounterPunch. –
https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/21/trouble-ahead-the-trump-administration-at-home-and-abroad/

How one illegitimate president* and his cabal have destroyed U.S. standing in the world and how we became the laughing stock of the world.

Oops! Trump just sent a tweet that undercuts his own administration’s anti-immigrant lawsuit article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/oops-trump-just-sent-a-tweet-that-undercuts-his-own-administrations-anti-immigrant-lawsuit-6e934fc7702d/

Someone really should take Trump’s phone away and remove his Twitter account:

“It is rare for presidents to offer public statements concerning ongoing litigation. When they do, they typically familiarize themselves with the government’s legal position, and consult with the array of highly sophisticated lawyers who work in the White House, before they offer their commentary. Presidents who don’t consult with their lawyers risk saying things that undermine their administration’s own litigation positions.

Alternatively, if you are President Donald Trump, you make official pronouncements based on something you just heard on Fox Business.

Trump tweeted “Department of Justice should have urged the Supreme Court to at least hear the Drivers License case on illegal immigrants in Arizona. I agree with @LouDobbs. Should have sought review.”

Again, there’s a very good reason why presidents typically don’t announce new legal positions based on the views of nativist television pundits. When the government takes a new legal position, it has to consider how that position may interact with — and potentially undermine — the position it took in other cases…”

The Strange Tale of Trump’s Phone Call to Putin article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/sausage-making-trump-russia/556118/

Once again lying about and providing yet another moronic distraction is haunting our Ignoramus-in-Chief.

‘The Truth Could Be Really Bad For Trump’: The Nightmare Legal Scenario Facing Trump’s Lawyers article from Vanity Fair. –
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/03/the-nightmare-legal-scenario-facing-trumps-lawyers

As obvious as the corruption committed by Trump keeps becoming, it’s hard to believe there are lawyers he can find to try and save his sorry ass.

Trump Doubles Down On Stupid By Pushing Kellyanne Conway To Be Communications Director article from PoliticusUSA. –
https://www.politicususa.com/2018/03/21/kellyanne-conway-white-house-communications-director.html

Just when you think our big Orange turd ball can’t get more stupid…

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