The big complaints we’ve had about Trump so far are that (1) he refused to divest himself from his private businesses, thereby creating a conflict of interest and a potential violation of the emoluments clause of the United States constitution; (2) that Trump’s team “coordinated” with the Russians in hacking the Hillary Clinton campaign and otherwise worked with the Russians to manipulate the presidential campaign; and (3) obstruction of justice (or in other words, trying to screw up the FBI’s investigation on purpose).
Today, however, we learn that the FBI’s investigation is far deeper than who talked to the Russians and when. We know this based on who is being put on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. We have Justice Department “fraud chief” Andrew Weissman. Weissman was the director of the Enron Task Force in 2002, which if you might remember brought down Enron and their shady accountant company Arthur Anderson. He was also “co-chair” of heavyweight private law firm Jenner & Block’s White Collar Practice Group where he “worked on a broad range of matters including ones involving securities fraud, antitrust, health care fraud and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”
These are not experts on conflicts of interest and espionage. No, they are experts in fraud, white collar crime, corruption and illegal business practices. You build your team based on the game you are playing. And it appears the game here is fraud and corruption, and not hacking. This indicates that the investigation into Trump is far more serious than what games he played with the Russians to take down Hillary.
It’s clear that the Russians have significant leverage over Trump. We aren’t talking about pee-pee tapes, we’re talking about wide spread fraud and criminal activities.
Just when you thought the week might be calming down, the NYTimes drops the bombshell that Trump told the Russian spies, who he invited to the Oval Office, that he fired Comey for being a nutj ob, and to “take the pressure off” the Russia investigation. Trump’s spokesman, Spicer, refused to deny that Trump made the comment. Which either means it’s on tape or video or that there were so many witnesses to the statement it would be impossible to deny it.
Then, a few minutes later, just as soon as Trump’s plane went “wheels up” for his trip to the Middle East, the WaPo dropped another bombshell: a current, and very senior member of Trump’s White House team has been swept into the FBI’s Russia probe.
We do not know who the senior official is. However, based on what we know, the best guess seems to be on Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner. This is based on his track record: he forgot to mention on his security clearance forms that he had a meeting with Russians, met with a Russian banker with direct ties to Putin, did not want to appoint a special counsel, and pushed hard for Comey’s firing. Kushner has also “lawyered up.” Kushner’s dad is also a known criminal felon for . . . you guessed it, illegal campaign contributions, among other things.
According to Washington Post reporters on Twitter, the day is not over . . .
President Donald Trump fired the FBI director and later explained in a news interview that part of the reason why the FBI director was fired was the ongoing Russian investigation against Trump and his campaign. Of course, when the firing was first announce the president said the real reason was the botched Hillary investigation by the FBI. He didn’t want to say that he fired a guy because he was tired of the guy investigating him for criminal wrongdoing. That would be . . . a crime! But eventually he stopped caring and admitted it–he fired Comey over the Russian investigation.
Even though Trump has now come right out and said that he fired Comey due to the investigation, republicans REFUSE to believe that the Russian investigation had anything to do with the firing. Trump tells them the reason right to their face and yet, they don’t believe it. His supporters seem unwilling to believe anything negative about Trump, even when he himself admits it.
Out Out Out!!! LOCK HIM UP!! Putin’s minion in the White House has resigned after it became clear his head is deeply up Putin’s behind. The White House was warned that Moscow Mike Flynn was a traitor back in January, but instead of taking action, the incompetent Trump dimwits sat on the information and fired the messenger.
The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said.
Whatever the case, it is thanks to real reporters that we learned the story behind Moscow Mike and his links with Putin. Even with those links though, Flynn only really became toast after he lied to the Vice President, Mike Pence.
Even more pathetic is the fact that Moscow Mike Flynn led the charge against Hillary Clinton and her e-mail server–the one nobody cared about the day after the election (it was so important though the day before, right!!??!). Flynn is a disgrace.
Grab some popcorn, this is only the beginning:
News recently broke that Mylan, the makers of the life-saving EpiPen increased their prices by 400% over the last few years. Politicians put on their best fake outrage face and went on the attack. Clinton eventually opened up on Mylan and soon after they pledged to cut the price in half.
But the CEO of Mylan, Heather Bresch, is the daughter of democrat senator Joe Manchin. In 2012 and 2013, Mylan also spent $4 million on lobbying for access to EpiPens and for the 2013 School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, which put EpiPens into schools nation-wide. Cha-CHING!!$$
In 2015, Bresch made $19 million while she gouged American consumers who depend on the life-saving EpiPen. This is no surprise since Bresch appears to be a life-long scam artist in addition to a politically connected hack.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Bresch once listed on her resume that she had a masters degree in business administration from West Virginia University. It turned out she never got the degree and after the school investigated they found that administrators added FAKE courses and grades to her transcript to make it look like she finished the degree!! At the time, her father was the governor and the school’s president was a long time family friend and business associate. I’m sure that had nothing to do with it.
In an interview with “WV Living,” Bresch said that the “masters degree” had no impact on her career track (advanced degrees only matter to peasants!) She then dismissed the concerns about academic dishonesty and corruption as “drama” even though she lied about a degree while her dad’s buddies faked grades on her transcript. She goes on to remind everyone that she is a very important business woman and makes clear she doesn’t care that people
think know she’s a crook.
After all, her life is great!