Against his security advisors’ advice, Trump congratulated Putin on his election “win.” #45 praised a man who won a fixed sham of an election, a man who murders his opposition.
McCain: “An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections”.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Comey Testifies Today
When asked by a senator if Trump had colluded with the Russians, Comey said he couldn't answer that question in an open hearing. Hmmmmmmm.
at The New York Times writes—
It is hard to calculate the grievousness of the wounds that James Comey’s testimony will inflict on Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, representatives of Comey, the consummate showman whose own flair for the dramatic rivals Trump’s, requested the release of his incredibly detailed opening statement in advance of his Thursday Senate testimony. If you believe the Comey statement, you must take away from it that Trump is a liar, a bully and a criminal. You must take away from it that Trump has a consuming need to be surrounded not only by loyalists but also by lackeys. You must take away that Trump is brand obsessed — his own brand — and that anything that besmirches that brand must be blunted. You must take away that Trump knows nothing of decorum and propriety and boundaries. You must take away that this is the most comprehensive and compelling case thus far that Trump did indeed engage in obstruction of justice. Trump’s comments as alleged in the Comey statement make Trump sound more like a mob boss than the president of a democracy.