Trump looks more and more like an ordinary low-rent dimwit mobster with every passing court case, conviction and guilty plea.
This is no “witch hunt.” It’s the most successful special counsel investigations ever. Alongside the guilty pleas by Cohen implicating Trump in multiple crimes it was a bad day for Trump. Trump looks more and more like an ordinary low-rent dimwit mobster with every passing day.
With Tuesday’s convictions in the trial of Trump’s campaign chairman Manafort, Robert Mueller struck another blow in his investigation: 5 guilty pleas, 32 indicted individuals, 187 charges revealing startling evidence of Russia’s 2016 attack on our democracy. That’s some “hoax”!
Cohen says Trump ordered him to commit crimes. Only a deluded fantasist, i.e. Trump and his white evangelical cult followers, can now claim the investigation of subversion of an American election which has yielded dozens of indictments and pleas, is a “hoax” or “scam” or “witch hunt.”
“Let that sink in: Trump’s own lawyer has now accused him, under oath, of committing a felony.” (New York Times Editorial Board.) This news is not fake but the religion of Trump’s white evangelical Trump-cult supporters looks more fake with every passing shocking day.
Trump employs only men who are blatant grifters, cons and crooks; insisting that he’s personally done nothing wrong; and reminding us that he hires only the best people. Now 2 of those crooks are convicted and one just admitted they committed crimes at Trump’s direction.
“Meanwhile, leaked documents showed that Cohen was paid millions last year by companies such as AT&T and Novartis to provide advice about the administration.” (Wash Post) Trump corrupting all of us.
R. Khuzami deputy US attorney in NY said Cohen “chose to break the law, repeatedly over many years and in a variety of ways- we are a nation of laws with one set of rules that applies equally to everyone.” Trump was Cohen’s client. When is Trump going on trial?
As part of his plea deal, Cohen agreed to file corrected tax returns and pay $1.5 million to the Internal Revenue Service. And Trump..? What about his tax returns and bank statements?
According to court filings, Cohen failed to report $4 million in income from 2012 to 2016 to avoid paying taxes on money he earned, mostly through interest and taxi rental payments. What do you think are in Trump’s tax returns?
According to court papers in Jan 2017 after Trump’s election Cohen sought reimbursement for the Daniels payment from Trump executives at the Trump Organization directed that Cohen be paid $420,000 a Trump exec told another to falsely describe the fees as legal expenses.
According to court filings, Cohen used a line of credit for the Daniels payment that he obtained through a fraudulent loan application in 2015. Trump was in on bank fraud. White evangelicals support a mobster.
“I participated in this conduct . . . for the principal purpose of influencing the election,” Cohen said.
Cohen told the court that “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” he and the chief executive of a media company worked in the summer of 2016 to keep an individual from publicly disclosing information that could harm the candidate.
Cohen pleaded guilty to 5 counts of tax evasion, 1 count of making a false statement to a bank and 2 campaign finance violations: willfully causing an illegal corporate contribution. We all know Trump has done all these things too. Where are his tax returns?
Trump is a mob boss not a president.
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What a spot-on message! Truly hoping that your message is shared liberally …….. peace and love
No doubt Trump regrets running for President. When asked what advice he would have given his 25-year-old self, Trump said without hesitation, “Don’t run for President.” As a New Yorker who was well aware of Trump’s shady character, I knew Trump’s presidential bid was a vanity run for his brand. How shocked he must have been when folks embraced his increasing racist rhetoric. Trump even released to the New York Post pictures of his wife in a lesbian embrace possibly hoping Evangelical leaders would reject him. But nope, many claimed that Trump was God’s man for the job. I just had to laugh at an Alabaman pastor claiming the spirit of witchcraft was coming against Trump and that the church had to pray for him. Even this minister acknowledged Trump was not a man of God but he still supported the President anyway.
Vote for the common good, folks. Glad to see a twitter handle on the blog. All the best.
Senator John McCain has died. I was never a fan; he was too much of a war hawk for me (e.g., Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran, etc.) But I did admire the times when he demonstrated real integrity like when the woman called Obama an Arab and a secret Muslin. I especially admired his comments on election night when he conceded to the race to Obama and several people started to boo.
Mr McCain was terribly imperfect like all of us but in his 2008 nomination speech, his word struck a chord I see resounding all around the upcoming 2018. There are more women, LGBTQ, and people of color running for office. Young folks are registering other young folks to vote. A black woman is actually running for governor of a Southern state.
“If you find faults with our country, make it better. If you’re disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them. Enlist in our armed forces. Become a teacher. Enter the ministry. Run for public office. Feed a hungry child. Teach an illiterate adult to read. Comfort the afflicted. Defend the rights of the oppressed. Our country will be the better and you will be the happier because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself.”
Yes, yes, our two-party system is broken. Vote for the common good, folks. Cheers.
“I hope those who mourn my passing, and even those who don’t, will celebrate as I celebrate a happy life lived in imperfect service to a country made of ideas, whose continued success is the hope of the world.” — John McCain, in his final memoir”
Former President Obama’s powerful statement on the passing of Senator John Mccain.
Still voting for the common good and hoping it is not too late to save our imperfect union.
Dear Frank Schaeffer:
None of this surprises anyone aware of the criminal underworld from which Trump spawned. But then, Trump is the true representation of the ruling oligarchy in which any criminal act is acceptable under Republican or Democrat administration so long as the right people are paid off.
Of 811 Democrat federal / state hopefulls — how many call for Trump’s impeachment?
Nancy P. put a gag order on the better procedural approach. In view of its utter inability to offer a working class alternative, the DNC can hope for a respectable showing ONLY by running against a very weak, justly despised and thoroughly discredited figure — Donald Trump, the basest public figure in United States history.
The DNC capitulated on immigration, capitulated on unemployment, capitulated on wages, capitulated on housing, capitulated on social inequality, capitulated on the epidemic of murder by police, capitulated on health care, capitulated on education and capitulated on everything that matters for the survival of the 90%.
Yet the glorious DNC moves heaven and earth and all but makes open calls for overthrowing the US Republic because Trump is allegedly insufficiently violent toward Russia.
Why should such ‘elections’ be regarded by the 90% as constituting anything resembling a legally binding contract between people and state?