All right. I just finished the Mueller Report. I’m going to combine the most shocking and important revelations in one thread. Long and short: there was collusion, there was obstruction, Donald Trump needs to be removed from office. Immediately. 1/
Mueller found that Russia was actively interested in electing Trump president, as early as his announcement, if not earlier. Operations began just as Trump Campaign took off. Obvious the two are parallel organizations that occasionally worked together, had the same goals.
Multiple members of the Trump Campaign were approached by Russia. They were receptive sometimes, other times they just proceeded with knowledge that Russia was interfering on their behalf. They were not ignorant of the fact that Russia was interfering, not at all.
Trump and Cohen continued work on Trump Tower Moscow deal while actively misleading the public as to whether he had business in Russia. He knowingly lied to the American public while Cohen worked with people who seemingly thought the hotel and the election were intertwined.
Perhaps the most critical piece of information is that the Trump Campaign knew that the DNC emails were going to be released before they were. They had an active, multi-pronged plan in place to capitalize off the communications stolen by the Russian government.
Mueller found that Donald Trump, himself, knew that Wikileaks had the DNC emails before they were released and was in contact with campaign members and people outside of campaign and planned how to capitalize off their release.
Trump’s call for Russia to find Clinton’s emails was fruitful. Within hours they followed his call and worked to find them. Despite saying it was just a TV stunt, he repeated the call off-camera. It was collusion in real time and in the light of public. No other way to say it
As for the Trump Tower meeting, Mueller believed that Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner committed crimes, but worried that courts would lose the thread on legal definition of the crime and wasn’t sure what the $ value of Clinton dirt was and if it was enough.
Paul Manafort was especially lousy in the collusion front. He obviously had financial incentive and discussed battleground states with Russian individual, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, leading to suspicion that there were targeted efforts or interference.
Manafort discussing battleground states with Russia is really, really unsettling. There’s a ton of new ground here to cover and who knows what it led to and what can be proven. You could make an argument that this is possible what turned the election.
In terms of obstruction, it is quite obvious that Mueller was communicating that there were SEVERAL instances of obstruction, SEVERAL instances of attempted obstruction, and that Congress should address the issue.
Trump actively wanted Mueller out of the investigation, said as much repeatedly. He wanted to fire him and worried that his appointment would be “the end” of his presidency.
Trump repeatedly told his subordinates to obstruct justice. He had them contact the principals, including Comey and Flynn, in order to take their temperature and communicate what Trump thought. It was a giant game of illegal telephone.
Trump repeatedly would call Comey, take his temperature, and try and get him to take it easy on Flynn. He had Reince Priebus contact Flynn, take his temperature, seemingly try and work him in order to keep his loyalty.
Multiple people in Trump’s orbit declined to perform actions they thought were obstruction, including Chris Christie, who counseled Trump on how to not obstruct justice and watched him do it anyway.
After it was revealed that Mike Flynn had illicit contact with Russia, Trump shook his hand and told him he’d be taken care of. It seems as if the exchange was a promise that Trump would help him with the fallout.
Trump continually and actively addressed those in his orbit to either lie or coverup what they’d done wrong. He was constantly worried people would roll on him and constantly sought to get their stories straight in case of investigation.
In a bizarre situation, Trump said outloud that he wanted an Attorney General who would protect him. He said he believed the AG position wasn’t independent. He wanted an individual who would “protect him” and wouldn’t mind keeping him illegal informed of investigations [MY NOTE: So he installed Barr to do just that.]
Trump knew that false testimony had been provided, particularly in Cohen’s case. He was aware of a crime being committed and allowed it.
Trump wanted to obstruct even more than he did, but the only thing keeping him from doing so was that those around him didn’t want to be accessories to a crime. Don McGahn said he wanted him to do “crazy sh*t” and refused.
Now, the big, big, big takeaways. Mueller wrote this report in such a way as to send a message that the investigation was not the end all be all of this matter. It’s obvious he was keenly aware that there was still much work to do in regards to both collusion and obstruction
In collusion, Mueller repeatedly mentions that he was hindered by the Trump team either lying or else not providing information. He said they destroyed evidence and stonewalled him. That’s why he couldn’t establish the charge in totality.
In terms of obstruction, Mueller was clearly putting the matter in the hands of Congress. This is a full and explicit layout of impeachable, high crimes. He was not intending Barr to steamroll over this thing. Not at all.
What’s more, Barr not only lied, it appears he actively obstructed justice by misrepresenting the report in his summary.This wasn’t just a partisan structuring, it was an attempt to try and save Donald Trump and the administration.
What William Barr did here is beyond disgusting and beyond shameful. He should be removed from office and there should be ramifications. This is, to put it bluntly, a massive and indefensible act of cover-up a systematic and overwhelming crime.
The Trump Campaign and the Trump Organization are criminal enterprises. The only difference between them and the infamous “mob” is that their crimes are explicitly white collar and international in nature. They acted with an intention to commit crimes, over and over.
It’s impossible to read this report and not notice how careful they were to skirt the line of collusion and obstruction.They were obviously aware of what they were doing and that this is even a matter of discussion is an indictment of our political and judicial system.
This last thing, I want to preface by saying I don’t say this lightly. It makes me unbelievably sad and depressed that this has happened. But we have a criminal president and he must be removed. It has to happen.
From the moment Donald Trump announced his campaign he engaged in one unethical and criminal act after another. It’s in black and white that he and the people around him are happy traitors who put their wealth and power above the country’s wellbeing.
Trump and his cronies made a decision to put power and wealth above the country. They actively sought help in undermining our democratic process. They didn’t report constant Russian contacts or offers to help. They’re traitors. That’s it. They’re traitors.
We can sit here and parse out legal definitions, but I don’t know how you get to anything else.We can talk about the word collusion or obstruction, but they actively sought help from a foreign adversary to interfere in the election of the Presidency of the United States.
The House of Representatives must vote to impeach Donald Trump. I don’t care if it won’t carry out in the Senate. It’s what impeachment exists to do. It’s their constitutional obligation to impeach him for high crimes.
Republicans have a duty to remove Donald Trump from office. They can hide behind partisanship all they want, but it’s right here in the open that he’s betrayed the company and broken the laws. They need to realize that duty is higher than party. And it needs to happen now.
We are in a crisis. We have to recognize that. Right now, we have a criminally compromised president. If he’s allowed to get through this unscathed, we’re never, ever going back. This is a four-alarm fire and we have to treat it as such. Right. Now.
There’s no defending this. There’s no spinning it. There’s no rebuttal that can put this away. This is a massive and unbelievable crime on a scale before unseen. We need to get rid of the Trump Presidency before it destroys us, before it rots us from the inside out.
I take literally no pleasure from this. I’m extremely, extremely disheartened that a crime like this could take place on a scale this large. I really, really wish this would’ve been a hoax or a witch hunt, but it’s massive in scope and consequence. Trump has to go.36/36
In the case of Maria Butina — the Russian national who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for attempting to create a backchannel between Moscow and the Trump administration using the NRA as a conduit — the U.S. government is asking for a prison sentence of 18 months, followed by Butina’s immediate deportation.
The government’s sentencing memo, filed Friday in federal court, offers striking details to support the claim that Butina was not just a naive and ambitious student looking to build up a professional network in Washington, D.C.
TIM DICKINSON CONTINUED…
Butina “provided the Russian Official with the name of an individual she claimed was being considered for secretary of state” on November 11th, 2016.
“She asked the Russian Official to seek the input of the Russian government on the name she provided and told him, ‘our opinion will be taken into consideration’ in the United States.’”
Former FBI Counterintelligence Officer: “Butina provided the Russian Federation with information that skilled intelligence officers can exploit for years, and that may cause significant damage to the United States.”
For anyone interested in modern spycraft, the declaration by the former FBI counterintel official offers fascinating insight. “A spot-and-assess operation does not require secret encryption, dead drops or any other trappings of a Hollywood spy story.”
ONE MORE TWITTER PATRIOT, BILL PALMER, AND THEN CLOSE WITH LINKS TO ARTICLES THAT DETAIL THIS CRIME FAMILY OPERATING GOING BACK TO THE 1980’S!
The three most prominent House committee chairs are now talking openly about the possibility of impeaching Donald Trump, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing nothing to publicly push back against the sentiment. This means we’re facing a very realistic scenario in which House Democrats go ahead and impeach him. But what would that look like? It’s all about the numbers.
We all know that as of this moment there are enough votes in the House to impeach Donald Trump, but not enough votes in the Senate to remove him – but those aren’t the numbers I’m interested in. Instead I’m focused on the numbers that dictate everything in any given presidency: approval ratings. As of today, Trump’s approval rating is at around forty percent when you average the polls together. That’s not even close to being high enough to get reelected. If his approval rating holds steady heading into 2020, he’ll get blown out.
So what does this have to do with impeachment? Everything. Let’s say the Democrats impeach Trump, and in the process of exposing his crimes during nationally televised impeachment hearings, they manage to drive his approval rating even lower than it is now. There is a point at which a chunk of Senate Republicans would selfishly vote to oust Trump, if he became so unpopular, they began to worry about their own prospects for reelection. So if impeachment went exactly the way Democrats might hope, they could actually get rid of Trump before 2020, leaving the GOP in a total panic trying to pick a candidate…
If I simply wrote and published this beginning with the dealing of current and ongoing issues some would argue that this is “just your opinion”. So I will begin with a solid Foundation upon God’s Holy, Eternal, and Immutable Word, and will throughout reference, quote, and link to God’s Word, The Holy Bible.
Laying The Foundation.
Isaiah 5:18-23King James Version (KJV)
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
20 Woeunto them that call evil good, and good evil;that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Will NOT get into a detailed tit-for-tat discussion on what Ilahan Abdullahi Omar said. It is a matter of public record that anyone can Google and read the back and forth about, so it is pointless to simply argue about everyone else is arguing about. Instead I will look at the assumptions folks are making about her Muslim faith. Some say Islam is good, a religion of peace. Others argue it’s bad, anything BUT a religion of peace. Still others say it’s “personal and should not be a part of the discussion”.
Instead of bantering aboutIlahan Abdullahi Omar’s words, let us look to the most important, foundational world-view she has and holds, Islam.
A LOOK AT ISLAM FROM ISLAM’S P.O.V. .
We will have a NARROW focus here. We will keep ourselves to looking at what The Qu’ran teaches/says, what Mohammed and subsequent “prophets”, mullahs, Imans, and Ayatollahs have said/written, and to real, actual HISTORY.
The first Crusade began in 1095… 460 years after the first Christian city was overrun by Muslim armies, 457 years after Jerusalem was conquered by Muslim armies, 453 years after Egypt was taken by Muslim armies, 443 after Muslims first plundered Italy, 427 years after Muslim armies first laid siege to the Christian capital of Constantinople, 380 years after Spain was conquered by Muslim armies, 363 years after France was first attacked by Muslim armies, 249 years after the capital of the Christian world, Rome itself, was attacked by a Muslim army, and only after centuries of church burnings, killings, enslavement and forced conversions of Christians.
By the time the Crusades finally began, Muslim armies had conqueredtwo-thirds of the Christian world.
Europe had been harassed by Muslims since the first few years following Muhammad’s death. As early as 652, Muhammad’s followers launched raids on the island of Sicily, waging a full-scale occupation 200 years later that lasted almost a century and was punctuated by massacres, such as that at the town of Castrogiovanni, in which 8,000 Christians were put to death. In 1084, ten years before the first crusade, Muslims staged another devastating Sicilian raid, burning churches in Reggio, enslaving monks and raping an abbey of nuns before carrying them into captivity….
THIS IS THE BIGGEST ONE BECAUSE NON-MUSLIMS ARE TOLD (BY MUSLIMS) ONE THING, WHEN THE OPPOSITE IS IN FACT TRUE:
THE TRUTH? THE TRUTH IS THAT MUSLIMS LIE TO ALL NON-MUSLIMS, IT IS PART AND PARCEL OF THEIR DESIGN TO EITHER BY DECEPTION, BY “GUILTING”, OR FORCE TO TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE WORLD.
You can say you didn’t know that.
You can even simply choose not to agree.
But you can NOT say that what was just told you, what you just read was NOT from Muslim/Islamic sources, citations, and actual, real History.
For any to ignore, neglect, reject this is to “call evil good” and to “call good evil”…you have been warned and educated.
BTW, Islam is NOT a race- it is a religion, more accurately, it is an AUTHORITARIAN WORLD-VIEW THAT CODIFIES ALL THE WORST OF MANKIND AND WEAPONIZES IT AGAINST ALL NON-MUSLIMS. It is NOT “racist” to be anti-Islam. Actually, if you’re NOT anti-Islam you are either Muslim or one of it’s victims, slaves, or dupes.
TURN OUR ATTENTION HOME: TRUMPISM AND LIBERALISM
So while there rages debate over that which is un-debatable to any who study the above, there is another war going on against culture, morals, and principles, one that is being waged by Liberalism. I include “Trumpism” because it is the most recent mutant variation and renaming of Liberalism. Liberalism by other names and titles is also known as:
BIG GOVERNMENT AUTHORITARIANISM
“What?!! Are you crazy to lump those all together?!!”
At the link provided above you will see a list of a plethora of Liberal views, principles and alliances that include:
EVER INCREASING TAXATION
EVER INCREASING GOVERNMENT REGULATION
GOVERNMENT THEFT OF PROPERTY: TAXATION AND EMINENT DOMAIN
ATTACK AND REGULATE FREE SPEECH
ATTACK AND REGULATE GUN AND PROPERTY RIGHTS
ATTACK THE CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH FAITH
ATTACK, MOCK AND SUBVERT THE CONSTITUTION/BILL OF RIGHTS
BE SOFT ON CRIME/PUNISH LAW ABIDING CITIZENS…
There IS more, but you can go to the link and read it there.
So far we’ve seen two independent groups who are the codification of lies and deception all to undermine good and establish evil.
In closing we’ll look at the arts: music, painting, sculpture, photos, and film (movies and tv).
For almost 6 years I was an Assistant Supervisor of Security at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art. I saw some of the greatest pieces of art EVER. The Dutch, French, Italian, and British masters, men like Frederick Church who painted the scenic landscape of Jerusalem from The Mount of Olives. I also had to the great misfortune to see, and protect, a “horse” made out of sticks and chicken-wire, and a Jackson Pollock “painting” where the “artist” stood on a ladder and dripped and splattered paint on an un-prepped canvas.
Let me quote Al Capp here for he sums up the changing in art quite well:
“Abstract art? A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered,”
Study all the various arts. Study each’s timeline of development and change. You will notice a steady, progressive intrusion of the ugly, vile, crass, vulgar, lewd, and profane.
I’ve spoke already about paintings and sculptures, let me address music and film (tv/movies).
Music has always had two veins of inspiration, as does all art. God and The Bible on the one side. Man and his (vain) imagination on the other. BUT for the most part what we know as “pop Art/mainstream art” had almost always reflected the influence of Judeo-Christianity, even if the artist themselves was not a believer…but this began to change in all fields about the same time, give or take a little bit.
Instead of art (all fields) trying to convey a wholesome, uplifting message, or some great truth…ugliness began to creep in. Not just aesthetic ugliness, physical ugliness, but moral ugliness.
Things long considered taboo began to become prominent themes. Things like pornography, nudity, obscenity, profanity, rebellion, drunkenness, drugs, violence, and the occult became more evident, and even “the norm” in pop, mainstream art.
Songs glorifying sex outside of marriage, sex before marriage, defying authority,sodomy, same-sex relations, pedophilia, necrophilia… and rebellion in general, and as one song said “a rebel without a clue”…all were THEMES of song after song that were HITS.
The saddest part is the church LET IT HAPPEN.
The Church went from railing against the flood tide of depravity and perversion, to grudgingly accepting it, to now embracing and promoting it to the point that those who STILL adhere to Biblical, traditional ideals, morals, and principles are scorned and ridiculed.
How has this affected the church, and by extension affected the culture as a whole?
Behaviour that God/The Bible calls sin, wickedness, abomination, depravity (see the long list of Scriptures above) is NOW common-place even IN the (so-called) “church”!! It is nothing “new” to hear of some “minister”/”christian” committing fornication, adultery, theft, homosexuality/lesbianism, smoking, boozing, drugs, porn, lying, fraud, and defending the MURDER of innocent babies!
Truly. Evil is called good. Good is called evil. And the remnant that hold fast to God and HIS Word are mocked by “the church” and by the world as being “narrow-minded”, “old fashioned”, “out of touch”, “not PC”, “judge-a-mental” and “bigoted”…when ALL we are is Biblical, correct, honest, and sounding a loving warning of God’s displeasure, and soon coming wrath upon sin.
Essentially, there are only two camps to be in.
God’s through HIS grace and The Blood of Jesus…
Any other camp is under the Domain of Satan.
God WINS…I choose HIS side. “I have decided to follow Jesus…”
(NEWSER) – If it emerges that President Trump knew about Donald Trump Jr.’s much discussed meeting with Russians, you won’t be able to knock Rep. Darrell Issa over with a feather. In an interview with Fox News, via the Hill, Issa says that if the president is “proven to have not told the whole truth about the fact that campaigns look for dirt, and if someone offers it, you listen to them, nobody’s going to be surprised. There are some things in politics that you just take for granted.” When asked whether such a finding would have any impact, Issa was dismissive, saying, “businessmen listen to almost everyone who might be helpful, and … they make pragmatic decisions about how to make bad stories go away.” Per Mediaite, Issa put the bullseye on Michael Cohen, calling him “a turncoat lawyer, a lawyer who deserves to be disbarred for a number of his actions including recording his client clandestinely.”
[MY NOTE: Hmmm, so, to Issa treason is SOP? We’re NOT talking about another U.S. citizen offering LEGAL info, we’re talking about an ENEMY, FOREIGN POWER COLLUDING/CONSPIRING WITH A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO STEAL AN ELECTION!!]
OR DOES ANYONE REMEMBER A WHEN A REPUBLICAN SAID THIS AFTER TRUMP WAS ELECTED??
“The country has never before now elected somebody who is so manifestly unfit intellectually, morally, temperamentally, for the office of President of the United States”.. – Steve Schmidt, Republican
AND NO MATTER WHAT BILLIE BAR SAID IN HIS 4 PAGE MEMO ABOUT MUELLER’S OVER 400 PAGE REPORT- WITH PUBLIC MEMOS FOR EACH SECTION…DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHEN THIS ADMISSION WAS MADE???
Russian politician says on live TV that Russia stole U.S. presidency
Russian politician Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of the Duma, said U.S. “intelligence missed it when Russian intelligence stole the president of the United States.” He made the remarks on a Russian panel show, “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov.”
The episode centered on the U.S.’ diminishing power on the world stage and the resulting chaos, The Hillreports. University of Virginia professor Allen Lynch told The Hill that Nikonov’s statement was directed at the idea that the U.S. must be losing power if it can’t uphold the integrity of its own electoral system.
Julia Davis, who monitors Russian media, first noted the comments on her Twitter account last night.
What’s more shocking than a Russian acknowledging effective meddling is that some among us will continue to deny it…
FOR TWO YEARS MUELLER AND HIS TEAM SAID NOTHING, ZIPPO, ZERO, ZILCH…BUT AFTER BILLIE BARR LIES IN A 4 PAGE PAGE “SUMMATION”/COVER UP OF MUELLER AND TEAM’S OVER 400 PAGE REPORT…THEY SPEAK…AND IT’S NOT GOOD FOR BARR OR TRUMP.
We haven’t heard a peep for two years from Mueller’s team till tonight. Think how bad it must be for these highly disciplined professionals to speak out against Attorney General William Barr.
Think about how angry the Mueller Team must be after two years and mountains of evidence they collected to support their work. Barr effectively made their investigation meaningless if we see no report and Barr tells us what he wanted them to find. This is far from over.
New York Times: Some Mueller investigators say their report is worse for Trump than Barr says
(CNN)Some of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William Barr did not properly convey how damaging their findings were for President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
The investigators said Barr, in his memo to Congress, did not adequately portray the results of their nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Times reports, according to government officials and others familiar with their frustrations. Investigators have concerns that Barr was able to shape the public’s initial views of their report with his memo and now, without the report being made public, they are set in that narrative, according to the Times.
Those interviewed by the Times declined to fully explain why the Mueller investigators believe their findings were more damaging to Trump than Barr disclosed. Mueller’s team is comprised of 19 lawyers, about 40 FBI agents and other personnel, and the Times notes it is unclear how prevalent the frustration is among the team.
[MY NOTE: THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR TRUMP NOR BARR…WHICH IS GREAT FOR AMERICA.]
ANOTHER TWITTER PATRIOT, BILL PALMER WROTE YESTERDAY, SOURCE :
Donald Trump’s day so far
– Democrats move to subpoena the Mueller report
– Mueller’s team says report is bad for Trump, and Barr is lying about it
– Democrats formally seek Trump’s tax returns
– Everything is hitting the fan
– Trump is hiding under his bed
– It’s still only 8pm
William Barr won’t be laughing about the Mueller report for long:
The time has come for the moment of truth. The House Judiciary Committee has approved a subpoena to release the full Mueller Report and related documents. Will Attorney General Barr fight it? Yes. He is no white hat, as we’ve all come to see by now.
He was asked what would happen if he was presented a subpoena by the committee. He laughed and said, “We’ll have to follow the law.”
Wow. That was funny. It’s even funnier that such satire about following the law came from our own head honcho of the law, our Attorney General.
Jokes aside, it’s no joke that the Mueller report will be awful for Trump and his family. And it’s no joke that if Barr obstructs justice with regard to this report, he could be looking at a stint in prison. But it seems clear he will fight its release. And while it winds its way through the courts, we will see Chairman Jerry Nadler issue more subpoenas, and then even more subpoenas.
Others out there have at least pieces of what ended up going into the full Mueller report, such as the federal prosecutors working for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of New York. It’s doubtful they’ll be so reticent to share their materials with Congress if they’re subpoenaed…
I‘ll be *shocked* if Nadler et al don’t have Barr on the phone for the summaries included in the Mueller document.
They were written to be publicly releasable, meaning no grand jury info and no classified.
No excuses, Barr. Cough ’em up.
IT’S TRULY SAD…
It’s truly sad that we as nation seem to never learn from past elections and past mistakes.
We’ve had scoundrels run for office before- why didn’t MORE VOTERS do their own research and vette the candidates BEFORE nomination, let alone electing?
We’ve had scandals with elections and election fraud before- why weren’t REAL security precautions taken to AVOID THAT from EVER happening again?? You can’t hack PAPER ballots, so what if it takes weeks to count/check them like Florida in 2000? Also, it is NOT racist to BY LAW require a photo ID PROVING you ARE LEGAL to vote.
There have been crooks and corrupt elected before- why do we wait SO LONG to do what is CONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED to REMOVE these scum and traitors from office? We have the means and the process, WHY NOT USE IT SOONER? If it’s because we have too many corrupt IN office already then VOTE THEM OUT, REMOVE BY IMPEACHMENT, CHARGE, TRY, CONVICT, ARREST…BUT DO SOMETHING!
For a nation that WAS FOUNDED AS a Constitutional Republic, a nation based on THE RULE OF LAW, why have WE allowed corrupt men to circumvent THE CONSTITUTION, and move FROM The Rule of Law to a rule of CORRUPT MEN?
WE ARE BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY A SMALL GROUP OF CORRUPT CRIMINALS (535 in congress, another 100 or so in The WH admin, FROM 5-9 ON SCOTUS)…WHY DO WE THE PEOPLE PUT UP UP WITH THIS?? WHY???
The SOONER we answer these questions and then DO something about it the better!