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alwaysinasnit

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I think it is time to call tRump's presidency what it truly is - Illegitimate

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/donald-trump-illegitimate-president/


Clearly, the indictment issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller yesterday is saying that right after Trump called on “Russia” to “find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” the Russians did just that. They went looking for those emails by going after Clinton’s personal email server.

If that’s not collusion with the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, I don’t know what is.

If that’s not two acts in a conspiracy — Trump calling out to “Russia” for help and actual Russian intelligence agents spearphishing emails from Hillary Clinton to provide that help — I don’t know what is.

If the indictment handed down yesterday by the grand jury being run by Special Counsel Mueller doesn’t allege, albeit in a roundabout way, that Russia conspired with Trump to steal the election of 2016, I don’t know what it does.

Anybody who gets elected to office in this country with the help of the intelligence agents of a foreign power has been elected illegitimately. It’s not a tough call. Donald Trump is president because Vladimir Putin wanted him to be. He acts like he owes Putin every single day. Twelve agents of the Russian intelligence service the GRU didn’t do all that spearphishing and email disseminating all by themselves. They did it on orders from Putin. That’s why Trump owes Putin. Read it for yourself. It’s right there in the indictment.
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sat Jul 14, 2018, 02:58 PM (0 replies)

What if that POS in the White House pulled out of NATO?

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/ex-obama-official-sketches-terrifyingly-plausible-scenario-trump-destroying-nato-next-week/

“If he sabotages the NATO summit the way he did the G-7, don’t be surprised if he actually makes a move toward exiting NATO,” Shapiro tweeted. “Think he won’t? On what basis? Because his staff restrains him? Because of his strategic understanding? Please.”

After that, he said, the world order could quickly fall apart.

“If we get there, the implications are innumerable & terrifying: Russia pawing at Baltics & other (Eastern and Central) European states; breakdown of joint defense structures; withdrawal of US troops from Euro bases; less restrained German foreign policy; weaker US power projection to Eurasia,” Shapiro tweeted.

“That just scratches the surface,” he continued. “We honestly cannot begin to imagine living in a new era without these international organizing structures. Because for all of NATO’s challenges, no sane person or American political leader has or would contemplate such a reckless move.”
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:31 AM (4 replies)

NY State Attorney General Barbara Underwood may be on to something.

David Cay Johnston wrote a piece for the NY Times, and Rawstory picked up the details of Johnston's analysis.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-biographer-explains-ny-state-investigators-can-get-presidents-federal-tax-returns-make-public/
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Thu Jul 5, 2018, 01:00 AM (4 replies)

Honduran immigration

Interesting read

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/how-us-policy-honduras-set-stage-mass-migration-today

....
In the post-Reagan era, Honduras remained a country scarred by a heavy-handed military, significant human rights abuses and pervasive poverty. Still, liberalizing tendencies of successive governments and grassroots pressure provided openings for democratic forces.

They contributed, for example, to the election of Manuel Zelaya, a liberal reformist, as president in 2006. He led on progressive measures such as raising the minimum wage. He also tried to organize a plebiscite to allow for a constituent assembly to replace the country’s constitution, which had been written during a military government. However, these efforts incurred the ire of the country’s oligarchy, leading to his overthrow by the military in June 2009.
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Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:47 PM (3 replies)

Esoteric article discussing vulture capitalism preparing for a shortly anticipated economic downturn

Big money getting ready to take advantage of anticipated corporate debt distress....

https://wolfstreet.com/2018/06/19/the-smart-money-gets-ready-for-the-next-credit-event/
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:17 PM (0 replies)

45's so-called end to family separations

https://truthout.org/articles/trump-ends-family-separations-by-detaining-whole-families-indefinitely/


.....The executive order, it is important to note, does not end the “zero-tolerance” policy that created this debacle in the first place. Migrants trying to cross the border illegally will still be arrested but will not have their children taken away. More ominously, the order’s method for keeping families together involves ending the ban on imprisoning children for no more than 20 days, which means the children will be subject to indefinite detention along with their parents.

“The order,” according to The New York Times, “would keep families together, though it is unclear how Mr. Trump intends to claim the legal authority to violate what have been legal constraints on the proper treatment of children in government custody, which prevented former President Barack Obama from detaining families together during a similar flood of illegal immigration two years ago.”

In doing this, Trump is attempting a mighty straddle: He is trying to defuse what has become a caustic political crisis by ending family separations, but at the same time is trying to retain the veneer of toughness adored by his supporters by keeping the zero-tolerance policy still fully in place. All of these migrants are still getting locked up, including the children, indefinitely. The only difference is they will be together when the cage doors close. It is the living definition of “cold comfort.”.....
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 04:44 PM (2 replies)

Noam Chomsky article...interesting article which includes some uncomfortable home truths

https://www.alternet.org/noam-chomsky-fascism-showmanship-and-democrats-hypocrisy-trump-era
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 04:12 PM (1 replies)

Let the (legal) games begin.

RE: the 20 page legal memo 45's lawyers sent to Mueller earlier this year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/03/opinion/mueller-trump-executive-power.html
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Sun Jun 3, 2018, 05:38 PM (4 replies)

This was an eye-opener for me that explains so much about the oligarchical takeover of the US

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/meet-economist-behind-one-percents-stealth-takeover-america/
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Thu May 31, 2018, 05:02 PM (1 replies)

So much for the Republicans being the "law and order" party

They seem to be the ones most apt to break the law.

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/house-republicans-want-straight-break-actual-system-law-itself
Posted by alwaysinasnit | Fri May 11, 2018, 03:51 PM (2 replies)
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