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Well, here’s the recent headline (from CNN)…
I mean, how many times do we Americans have to get slapped in the head to realize this, folks. The clown President isn’t making a single effort to protect this country. He thinks border wall building and chasing illegal immigrants is “protecting” the country and he totally ignores a far more direct threat of Russia meddling in the elections.. past and future. All six intel agency leaders have told Congress that Russia has messed with the last election and is ready to mess with the 2018 election. Trump doesn’t care.
Why? Well, for any number of reasons actually. He likely perceives that agreeing with the intel chiefs would be the same as admitting to some Russian collusion thing or Mueller will find something to indict. But more likely he envisions agreeing with them will result in the last election showing he lost… and he’s disqualified. In fact, the last election is done and over and I don’t see that there is any kind of mainstream screaming about invalidating his win. But it’s very obvious he is obsessed with this. In fact his base of supporters often use their dislike for liberal democrats by attributing to them some grand effort to invalidate Trump’s 2016 win when there is little evidence of any such grand plan. He’s the President but Trump and his supporters always fear his losing the role to a 2016 Russian meddling thing for some reason. If only it were indeed that easy.
Trump has expressed a disdain for nearly all the federal agencies that protect Americans. From the FBI, to Homeland Security, to the intel agencies, Trump hates them all and sees them as a personal threat to his existence as President. What an idiot. The Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, said in Congress this last Tuesday…
“We expect Russia to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokesmen and other means to influence, to try to build on its wide range of operations and exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States,” Coats said at a hearing on worldwide threats. “There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 US midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations.”
All of the chiefs expressed that they have not heard from the President on any course of action to confront the Russians. Now, before some of my readers try to dismiss this as the President can do what he wants and he obviously has some secret “plan” (bullshit.. he has never had a plan on anything because he constantly shoots from the hip and Americans take it up the ass). But this level of inaction I fear could very well inspire some independent action somewhere along the line to handle the Russians. On the surface we might welcome smarter minds taking control of an obvious threat to our democracy even if covertly.. but I am a Constitutionalist and I do not condone anyone exceeding their authority to by-pass Presidential authority. I don’t want that precedent. The proper recourse is to impeach for not protecting the nation.. Trump himself is a clear and present danger to the country. I’ve said this many times before. No.. his inaction and ignoring the advice of all the agencies for personal reasons does not fit the definition of treason.. but it certainly fits for impeachment, if not the invocation of the 25th Amendment.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, urged the intelligence chiefs to persuade the President to accept their findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
“My problem is, I talk to people in Maine who say the whole thing is a witch hunt and a hoax ‘because the President told me,'” King said. “There’s no doubt, as you all have testified today, we cannot confront this threat, which is a serious one, with a whole of government response when the leader of the government continues to that deny it exists.”
Trumpsters believe the Mueller investigation is a witch hunt and a hoax “..because the President told me..”??? Lemmings to the sea.
Consider this… just knowing the Russians will meddle with our election in 2018 could very possibly disenfranchise some voters from even going to the polls thinking it’s all been corrupted anyway.
Can we afford as a nation to keep this appalling excuse for a president in office any longer?