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Trump's Russian Collusion - I No Longer Doubt It

Category: Donald Trump
Posted: 09/13/17 01:26

by Dave Mindeman

Well, I am convinced.

Trump and his campaign colluded with the Russians to steal the election. The evidence is there, it just has to filter through all the lies and deception.

But it is real.

Not only did this campaign collude, but each and every one of his campaign members agreed to keep their Russian contacts secret and lie about it if necessary.

The list gets long...Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, Donald Jr, Kellyanne Conway, Michael Flynn were the inner circle; while Mike Pence, Devin Nunes, Hope Hicks, and Sean Spicer were the second tier who were told later.

But this is all Trump. He has been courting Russian connections for a long time. The facts about his near deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow in 2015 (which he denied directly) while the campaign was gearing up was the reason that Trump could not say one bad thing about Vladimir Putin - Trump was trying to cajole a deal that he needed Putin to approve.

I don't know how much detail Robert Muller has uncovered or how much more he needs, but this is a much bigger conspiracy than anything ever cooked up by the alt-right. And this one is real.

And the lengths to which the Russian covert machine went to make this happen are becoming extraordinary as they come to light. The fake news, the facebook ads, the facebook pages, the rally organizing...it gets worse and worse.

Republicans still ignore the facts. They still want it to just go away. But this kind of election tampering will continue unabated until it is confronted. And now, more than ever, we need to stand up to a President who was willing to plot with a foreign adversary just for the sake of winning.

This national nightmare needs to end.
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Where Are The Indictments?

Category: Donald Trump
Posted: 09/07/17 18:17

by Dave Mindeman

The Russia/Trump investigation grinds along and every step along the way leads to a massive conspiracy of collusion and treasonous activity.

Frankly, I do not understand why charges have not been coming. The evidence is piling up exponentially. And what is worse - the crimes are ongoing. The Trump administration is a rogue entity and the US suffers damage every day.

This is not hyperbole. Each day something new is added which has more ramifications on America. He is not making America great again; he is making America dysfunctional again.

Donald Trump Jr has had several weeks to come up with a reason behind his June 2016 meeting with Russian representatives. His e-mails clearly state that they were Russian. That they had information from the Russian government. And that Russia was finding ways to promote Donald Trump in the election.

And now, Donnie Junior is attributing it to an effort to find out of Hillary Clinton's fitness for office. Really?

As one person commented...."BUT THEY WERE RUSSIANS!!!"

Even people who make a living on opposition research do not consult foreign adversarial powers as some kind of trusted source for information.

Trump and Trump Jr. have made their pact with the devil long ago. They use whatever means necessary. They live on the edges of legality. They want only what benefits them and only them.

The chants of "lock her up" are particularly grating on the psyche when you think about the real criminality that Trump has been utilizing throughout the campaign.

We need indictments....now.
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Regarding DACA

Category: Donald Trump
Posted: 09/02/17 00:11

by Dave Mindeman

This Labor Day weekend, the big brain of Donald Trump is trying to contemplate DACA. He says it is hard for him.

The initials in DACA stand for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This is not an amnesty. It does not remove them from their current status. But it does recognize a very important truth. They had no intent to commit an illegal act. They are no more guilty of criminality than you would be if bank robbers hijacked your car and forced you to help them escape.

It was their parents that brought them into this country. What child has the ability to choose not to follow? What child can have the conscious thought that their parents are causing them to commit an illegal act?

The DACA decision is the compassionate alternative. DACA recognizes the special circustances. DACA makes perfect sense.

Yet, Donald Trump has leaned toward the tough decision to uproot people who have known no other country since childhood. They have acclimated to this country completely because they consider it THEIR country. They really are as American as any of us.

Yet, they are now in jeopardy. Facing the potential of being deported out of this country to a place they have never really known.

And what is incredible on its face is that DACA people are, in many ways, the best of US. They are valedictorians, college grads, entrepeneurs, and hard working, intelligent members of this society.

The DACA order that Obama signed had a clear provision:

When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was first announced, it was clear that individuals would have to meet some sort of education requirement in order to obtain the program's many benefits, including a two-year renewable reprieve from deportation, work authorization, a social security number, and--in nearly every state--the chance to apply for a driver's license.

They have met that obligation and exceeded it in many, many instances. They kept their part of the bargain and now, just because we have a President who thinks deportation is a virtue, they stand in legal jeopardy during this weekend. Their lives could be turned completely upside down with one of those Trump signing ceremonies and his usual grotesque display of the document to the press.

Frankly, DACA never went far enough. This particular group of immigrants should have been granted legal status long ago. Their younger siblings are citizens. Many relatives are citizens. They should be as well.

President Obama could not grant them citizenship. Only the cowards in Congress could do that. But they have been cowering in the corners of Congress for decades - unable to act and unable to find a method of solving a broken and unfair immigration system.

If Trump rescinds DACA it will join the ranks of unpardonable actions which this President is indeed guilty of and morally wrong about.

Think long and hard about this, fake President. Maybe some part of that "big brain" of yours has the capability of honest compassion.
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