The Noose is Tightening!

John Hanno     May 21, 2018

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For someone who stridently claims he didn’t collude with the Russians and BMF Putin, and didn’t obstruct the Department of Justice or congressional investigations into his and his cabals shenanigans, trump sure acts like the guiltiest purp we’ve ever witnessed. He sounds like a Mafia hit man who’s just discovered his underling has been wearing a wire during his last half dozen wacks. It’s pretty apparent, gleaned from the bits and pieces dribbling out from the folks already questioned by the Mueller investigation and the tons of dirt dug up by hundreds of patriots now laboring at America’s last line of institutional defense, our denigrated “Fake News,” we see the noose tightening around the most corrupt administration in my lifetime, more corrupt and toxic than even the Nixon criminal cartel.

These Republi-con evildoers have shown no compunction what so ever, about selling or trading government access or surrendering our national sovereignty in return for their own financial self enrichment.

No venality is too low to stoop for these cancerous swamp creatures; no vile conspiracy a bridge too far and no deviancy from normal is too outrageous for trump’s supporters and enablers to ignore or forgive.

The more the noose tightens, the more unhinged trump flails.

trump’s latest tweet: I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!

trump also no doubt sicked Rep. Nunes on the DOJ

From the Chicago Tribune: “A subpoena that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., issued to the Justice Department last week made a broad request for all documents about an individual who people close to the matter say is a sensitive, longtime intelligence source for the CIA and FBI. The Justice Department has refused to provide the documents. Intelligence officials say the material could jeopardize the source, a U.S. citizen who has aided the special counsel investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign.”

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, in a follow-up tweet on Sunday:  Trump’s claim of an embedded “spy” is nonsense. His “demand” DOJ investigate something they know to be untrue is an abuse of power, and an effort to distract from his growing legal problems. Never mind that DOJ has warned that lives and alliances are at risk. He doesn’t care.

Monday afternoon, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer responded to trump: “That he would issue such an absurd and abusive demand based on no evidence shows just how little regard the president has for the rule of law,” Schumer said on the Senate floor.

ABC News: “trump met Monday at the White House with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray a day after he tweeted that he would “demand” the Justice Department investigate whether his 2016 presidential campaign was improperly “infiltrated or surveilled” for political purposes by an alleged FBI informant contacting Trump campaign associates.”

A White House statement followed that meeting: “Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign. It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested,” Sanders said in the statement.

Later Monday, Schumer took issue with the White House: “The White House plan to arrange a meeting where ‘highly classified and other information’ will be shared with members of Congress is highly irregular and inappropriate. The president and his staff should not be involved in the viewing or dissemination of sensitive investigatory information involving any open investigation, let alone one about his own activities and campaign,” Schumer said in a statement.

We’re heartened a bit by the statement issued by Mr. Rosenstein and the DOJ, ordering an investigation by the Inspector General, apparently offering a diversion and at the same time emphasizing the seriousness of the charges under investigation.

From ABC News: “Later Sunday, Rosenstein issued a statement saying, “If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.” “The Department has asked the Inspector General to expand the ongoing review of the FISA application process to include determining whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election,Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.

Where in the real world is it proper for the purp under investigation, to summon the investigators to their offices and grill them on the ongoing investigations or demand evidence and documents related to that confidential investigation. trump’s declared war on “the rule of law.”

We can only hope Rod Rosenstein and the Justice Department can devise some way to bend but not break under the onslaught from the White House and the cowardly sycophants in the Republi-con congress, so they can complete their investigation before trump’s brain blows up, or before Mr. Rosenstein finds it necessary to resign.

Wake up America! This is not just dirty politics! This is your children’s and grandchildren’s Democracy under siege.

John Hanno

Author: John Hanno

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Bogan High School. Worked in Alaska after the earthquake. Joined U.S. Army at 17. Sergeant, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 84th Artillery, 7th Army. Member of 12 different unions, including 4 different locals of the I.B.E.W. Worked for fortune 50, 100 and 200 companies as an industrial electrician, electrical/electronic technician.

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