John Hanno February 2, 2018
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!
If it were only that simple? trump’s campaign apparatus, his transition team and now his administration, have taken bold faced lying, deception, subterfuge, misrepresentation, prevarication, equivocation, exaggeration, fabrication, distortion, evasion, grand dissimulation and good old jive talking, to incredibly new heights.
trump de-classified and signed off on releasing an extremely partisan, diversionary, ass-covering “Memo,” concocted by his own White House staff and their water carrier on the House Intelligence Committee – devin nunes, over the alarmed objections of all the Democrats on the committee, the FBI and the Department of Justice.
“Former FBI Director James Comey torched Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee over the release of a memo alleging the Department of Justice abused a surveillance program on Friday, tweeting: “That’s it?” he asks. “Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what?” Comey tweeted Friday.” “DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs,” he added.
Republican Sen. John McCain said: “In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy,” McCain said. “Russia employed the same tactics it has used to influence elections around the world, from France and Germany to Ukraine, Montenegro and beyond.”
“The latest attacks against the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests ― no party’s, no President’s, only Putin’s,” McCain added. “The American people deserve to know all the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the lens of politics and manufacturing political sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.”
This is not just politics as usual. Not only did trump-world spring this word turd on the American public, regardless of the security implications to our Intelligence Agencies, but they refused to release the rebuttal memo prepared by the Democrats on the committee that exposed this trump/nunes propaganda pamphlet for what it is, an attempt to obstruct the Russia/trump investigation and tarnish the reputations and credibility of Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Its becoming ever more obvious; the Russians have Donald Trump and his entire cast of traitors by the Kompromatical short hairs, and consequently, now also the Republi-cons in Congress, who’ve turned a blind eye to trumps maniacal and reckless schemes to barter his political survival for, and sacrifice of, America’s sovereignty and Democratic institutions.
They lie to their voters, to their donors, their own families, to Congress, to the Courts, lie to America, lie to the world, even lie to themselves and now lie to history.
From past experience, we know the amount of ones deception, rivals the level of their wrongdoing. We can only imagine the treasonous conspiracies and dastardly deeds propagated behind trumps gold plated closed doors. Hopefully Robert Mueller will eventually fill in the blanks, unless trump schemes of a means to fire him.
Republicans, conservatives, far right propagandists, complicit evangelical poohbahs, and especially the republic-cons in Congress, have fled the sanctity of the Grand Old Party and conjoined with the trump protectorate.
This transmogrification was on display during trumps confustication (SOTU) speech before the republi-con congressional supplicants.
We’re reminded of watching despotic militaristic assemblages like those in North Korea. Wretched smiling all around and thunderous, rehearsed clapping on cue, glorifying the latest Kim Jong-un whimsy.
But we’ve never witnessed an American president like trump actually applauding his own speechifying. And his back-drop of Vice President mike pence and Speaker paul ryan vigorously standing up, cheering and applauding trump, applauding his own telepromted best words. Trump was elated with himself. Kim Jong is surely jealous. Some folks just don’t get it. We don’t congratulate ourselves.
What we can’t forget: the folks at the FBI and DOJ are career government employees dedicated to the rule of law, serious about their oaths of office and loyal to the U.S. Constitution. Harvard Law Educated Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein joined the DOJ in 1990. From all accounts he’s conducted himself with integrity for the last 27 years. Harvard Law Educated FBI Director Christopher Wray joined the DOJ in 1997. Both of them, along with Ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller, highly respected by both Republicans and Democrats and fired FBI Director James Comey, respected and admired throughout the Bureau, along with highly regarded Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, forced to retire by the trump cabal, and Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, who trump fired, were all in trumps gun sites. Why? Because they were investigating the trump cabal’s corruption and evil deeds.
trump and the Republi-cons in congress couldn’t care less if America is deprived of their decades of expertise and devotion to duty, and couldn’t care less if their lives are thrown into chaos, just because trump is attempting to cover-up his crimes. (trump cries – You’re Fired!) These selfless patriots deserve better; America deserves better.
What President – what chief executive – would decide – “without a doubt – 100%”, to release a critical intelligence document, a day before even having read it. Does anyone even remotely believe Presidents Clinton or Obama would release any such document to the world before actually reading it?
Is trump the racist old white misogynist who, during locker-room conversations, routinely drops N bombs, C bombs and F bombs? Is he the crazy old uncle who ruins way too many family gatherings? Is he the dirty old man who creeps you out much too often? Is he the Luddite who’s too lazy to explore, or read, or feel compelled to increase his very limited knowledge of anything beyond his own self interests. Unless he can plunder it, or make money from it, its just not in his realm of thought.
From The Seattle Times: President Donald Trump said Thursday he “really didn’t care” about opening a portion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but insisted it be included in tax legislation at the urging of others. Addressing fellow Republicans at the House and Senate Republican Member Conference in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, mentioned the wildlife refuge known as ANWR in Alaska’s northeast corner as he recounted accomplishments in the last year, including the tax bill passed by Congress in December.
Trump said he “never appreciated ANWR so much” but was told of its importance by others. “A friend of mine called up, who’s in that world and in that business, and said, ‘Is it true that you’re thinking about ANWR?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I think we’re going to get it, but you know.’ He said, ‘Are you kidding? That’s the biggest thing, by itself.’ He said, ‘Ronald Reagan and every president has wanted to get ANWR approved.” “I really didn’t care about it, and then when I heard that everybody wanted it — for 40 years, they’ve been trying to get it approved, and I said, ‘Make sure you don’t lose ANWR,’” Trump said.”
They should have said only Regan and a couple of other Republican presidents have wanted to get drilling in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge approved. All the others, for many decades, both Democrats and Republicans, including President Obama, have fought to preserve ANWR. But there’s surely nothing pristine, or precious, or regal, or untouchable or priceless in trump-world, only as it might relate to his self serving base needs and desires.
trumpism is all this and much more. There’s no limit to trump’s depravity, his deviancy from normal human decency, his avoidance of critical thinking. Trump is a diabolical megalomaniac, void of all empathy and reason. trump has defiled the conservative party, defiled our democratic institutions and defiled the Office of the Presidency.
The harder trump pushes against what’s right with America, the harder we must resist. But don’t expect the browbeaten Republi-cons in congress to cry uncle.