Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Friday, December 14, 2018

"...the law is beginning to squeeze [Trump] from all directions..."


Here's #45's personal lawyer of 10+ years telling America and the world in plain English that Donal J. Trump is a liar and a lawbreaker.

Will his cult believe Cohen? Of course not! They've invested too much of themselves to face the fact that Trump is corrupt and that they continue to support a deplorable man with no core values.




Michael Cohen:


“He knows the truth. I know the truth. Others know the truth,” Cohen continued. “And here is the truth: People of the United States of America, people of the world, don't believe what he is saying. The man doesn't tell the truth. And it is sad that I should take responsibility for his dirty deeds.” 



 Of course Trump’s fan base will never listen to this warning, even coming from someone who was known for his loyalty to Trump for years. But prosecutors are listening to Cohen when he says that Trump knew about the hush money payments and knew that it was wrong but did it anyway to protect his campaign.


Eugene Robinson, WaPo:
"Now the law is beginning to squeeze him from all directions. [...] 

The bottom line is that two witnesses, Cohen and AMI, independently now implicate the president of the United States in the commission of two felonies. The campaign finance case is being brought by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. Back in Washington, meanwhile, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has been busy, as well. [...] 

Trump’s longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg, has turned state’s evidence. He may be the Virgil who guides federal, state and local prosecutors through a Trumpian inferno of shell companies and opaque transactions. The outlines of Trump’s fate begin to emerge."



You can check out the far right blogs and news sites to see they're still defending Trump the Felon.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

TRUMP'S PERSONAL LAWYER GETS 3 YEARS IN JAIL FOR HIS CRIMES



Michael Cohen blamed his "blind loyalty" to Donald J. Trump for his criminal behavior.

Michael D. Cohen, the former lawyer for President Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday morning for his role in a hush-money scandal that could threaten Mr. Trump’s presidency by implicating him in a scheme to buy the silence of two women who said they had affairs with him. 

The sentencing in federal court in Manhattan capped a startling fall for Mr. Cohen, 52, who had once hoped to work by Mr. Trump’s side in the White House but ended up a central figure in the inquiry into payments to a porn star and a former Playboy model before the 2016 election. 

 Federal agents raided Mr. Cohen’s office and home in April, and he later turned on Mr. Trump, making the remarkable admission in court that Mr. Trump had directed him to arrange the payments. Mr. Trump at first denied knowing anything about the payments, but then acknowledged that he had known about them. This week, he insisted that the payments were “a simple private transaction” — not election-related spending subject to campaign-finance laws.

Meme of the Day



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

*Snort, Snort*



UPDATE BELOW


The great Charlie Pierce:
TRUMP: OK, let me ask you this, just -- and we're doing this in a very friendly manner. It doesn't help for me to take a vote in the House where I will win easily with the Republicans.
PELOSI: You will not win.
Loser.
As I said, this was a notable exchange only in that it happened among American politicians. There are exchanges overseas that make this sound like a Sunday school chorale. But that's what makes it all the more compelling. It happened here, and in the White House, and in the president*'s face. Fundamentally, this was mockery, and eminently well-deserved. And, in case anyone, including the president*, missed the point, Pelosi was more than happy to sharpen it for him. From Politico:
Pelose: “It’s like a manhood thing with him — as if manhood can be associated with him,” she deadpanned. “This wall thing.”
Deadpanned. Emphasis on "dead."



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GURRRRRRRRRRRRRL!  You go Nancy!  You are savvier and so much smarter than "Individual 1 !"



UPDATE:


A reporter just revealed Trump threw things in childish tantrum after meeting with Pelosi and Schumer



 “He stormed out of the Oval, walked into an anteroom just off the Oval Office and had in his hand a folder of briefing papers. And he just scattered them out of frustration — threw them across the room,” Stokols said on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” according to his own discussions with White House officials. 

 According to Stokols, Trump was particularly peeved with his fellow New Yorker Senator Schumer whom the president realized out-witted him by shrewdly getting Trump to bear full responsibility for any government shutdown over the president’s insistence on fully funding the border wall that he promised that Mexico would pay for during his campaign. 

 While out-witting Trump may not be a particularly difficult task, getting the notoriously finger-pointing president to actually accept responsibility for anything at all that doesn’t involve stroking his gargantuan ego is an accomplishment that should qualify both Schumer and Pelosi for some type of award. 

 Other news sources say that at least some of Trump’s anger has been directed at his own Vice President, whose silence during the meeting led some wags to speculate that Pence was too busy closing his eyes to pray his way out of the room in an early rapture to contribute to the conversation."

The GOP Reality That They Pretend Doesn't Exist




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Monday, December 10, 2018

CARTOON OF THE DAY



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 From a Conservative Republican who once supported Donald Trump:

"If Donald Trump didn't happen to be the President of the United States right now, it is likely there would be Federal agents a-knockin' on his door serving papers indicting him on violating Federal election law."



And yet trump's supporters still make excuses for this miserable man who has disgraced the office of the POTUS and who has embarrassed America every time he Tweets or opens his mouth.

Here's an example of a thoroughly inept and blind TrumpCultist that was in my comment moderation folder, signed by "Anonymous," when I returned this AM from visiting family. This is an excellent example of how the mind of a TrumpCultist refuses to see what's in front of its nose:



"With all the attacks on our President, all the time, I fear, our last great hope, to turn this country around, is being hammered to a point he cannot withstand. Donald Trump is without a doubt the toughest leader I’ve seen in my life time. He has been able to deal with all these attacks,, which, just keep on coming. But, he is only one man and the constant assaults must weigh heavily on his mind. Just imagine this country without Donald Trump. Just think would all the normal people like you and me have to deal with. It would be the Obama years times 10. I find there are far to man, of our people, who criticize our Pres., way too much, over every little thing. Put yourself in Trumps place and try to keep your temper from flaring up. Those of us who see what this country would devolve into, MUST support this Pres. Ignoring all the small crap and faux pas this man say’s or does, by those of us, who support him, is an important part of keeping this Administration from being taken apart, from the inside. As we go into the new year, we will see what kind of country we will end up with, with the likes of Pelosi, Schumer, and Mad Maxine (who just happens to be the person in charge of the district my business is located) running the show. My hope is that Trump will shut the govt. down, if he doesn’t get the $$ needed, to start the wall. I hope he would, up the anty and go a step farther and demand that to restart the Govt. the price is now back to the 25 mil. needed. Give the Democrats the Daca deal they refused and stop this immigration craziness and NEVER GIVE IN .These next few weeks, are really, the last chance Pres. Trump will have, to do what is needed. Living in So. Cal.I see 1st hand all the various way’s this border madness is causing trouble, daily, for average people like me. tO MANY TO LIST. Sorry for rambling on, but, I feel Trump could use all the help we can give him. We need to support him better, if possible, to keep the country we all love. We must somehow do what we can, to keep the USA, from becoming a Liberal Democrat run mess."


Not one word in this rambling, messy diarrhea of thoughts of Individual - 1's lying, cheating, stupidity, and alienation of our allies, and being fingered as an "unindicted co-conspirator" by his own personal lawyer, as well as being named as a felon by his own Justice Department . 

None of that matters to his cultists because they willfully and stubbornly cleave to the idea of Trump as their messiah, sent to the GOP to enrich the rich and make the less fortunate among us more unfortunate and miserable.

We already know, even if the "Anonymous" of the above screed doesn't, that "Individual-1" is the most disliked president in modern American presidential history. The likes of "Anonymous" are a distinct minority that contiue to baffle the sane among us as they continue to support this dirty president and his inept administration.


OY! Another Tweet from America's unstable "genius:"


4,722 people are talking about this

That "simple private transaction" was paying off a porn star and playmate to keep them quiet about his having affairs with them just after his 3rd wife gave birth to his 5th child. What a guy! And that's just one reason the Evangelical "Christians" love Donald J. Trump -- for his "simple private transactions" that cover up his many infidelities while giving them heavenly tax cuts. I wonder if they tell Jesus in their prayers that it's all worth sullying themselves for the sake of this immoral swine?


MAGA!

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Justice Department Calls Trump a Criminal

Federal prosecutors released sentencing recommendations for two alleged criminals who worked closely with Donald Trump: his lawyer MichaelCohen, and campaign manager Paul Manafort. They are filled with damning details. But the most important passage by far is this, about Trump’s fixer: “Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1.”
The payments in question, as the document explains, concern a payoff to two women who claimed to have affairs with Trump. The payments, according to prosecutors, were intended to influence the campaign, and thereby constituted violations of campaign finance law. They have not formally charged Trump with this crime — it is a sentencing report for Cohen, not Trump — but this is the U.S. Department of Justice calling Trump a criminal.