Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:
Today’s misadventures of our illegitimate popular vote losing president begin with potentially fatal fallout from Comey’s testimony, more on Trump’s obstructing justice and the growing impeachment movement, defending Trump’s corrupt ignorance won’t bode well for the GOP or America, why you need to be careful of what you wish for, adding one more War Crime to Trump’s list of illicit accomplishments and more.
Donald Trump survived Comey’s testimony, but the fallout could be fatal article from The Guardian. –
Revelations from Comey’s testimony – despite the demented delusions of Trump and his minions – could overshadow our lackluster leader’s presidency.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE: HERE’S THE LEGAL DEFINITION article from The Intercept. –
Corruptly, by threats or force, or any threatening letter or communication, endeavors to influence, intimidate, or impede is guilty of obstruction. The relevant section of the federal legal code pertaining to obstruction of justice can be found here.
BUSTED: Trump Treasury Pick Took 4-Week Course on Dartmouth Campus and Called It a Degree article from AlterNet. –
Here’s a shocker: Trump chooses another fraud to add to his perfidious collection of saboteurs in the Federal government….
On impeaching Trump article from The Los Angeles Times. –
Calls for Trump’s impeachment are growing:
“Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee exacerbated concerns that President Donald Trump may have tried to kill an investigation into his national security advisor, and in so doing committed a criminal offense — obstruction of justice. On the same day but across the Atlantic, the British election that demonstrated surprisingly weak public support for Prime Minster Theresa May served as a reminder of how different the tools are here, in the United States, for dealing with an unpopular or failing elected leader than they are in a parliamentary system.
We cannot call snap elections or votes of no confidence. A president is elected to a four-year term and is not subject to recall. In four years, the people weigh in again and say yes or no to a second term, after they have some perspective on his performance. To cut short a president’s term in office before it is finished is to contravene the will of the people as expressed in the election — the most fundamental act of democracy — and should be done in only the rarest and most exceptional of cases.
The Times has made no secret of its opposition to Trump — to his policies, certainly; but also to his fluid relationship with fact, to his embrace of fringe political theories and movements, to his disrespect for basic institutions of democratic government, to his careless handling of intelligence, to his cavalier attitude toward alliances and partnerships that have stood the country in good stead. We believe his election and continuing tenure as commander in chief are bad for the nation. We see no evidence that he will grow into the job. We look forward to the day when he is no longer president.
The Constitution provides a procedure for a president to be impeached and removed from office. Although the criteria are “treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors,” and the impeachment process has some of the form of a legal prosecution — with the House of Representatives acting as grand jury and prosecutor and the Senate acting as judge and jury — impeachment ultimately is a question of political power. Congress will define for itself what constitutes an impeachable and removable offense, and no court can step in to override its decision. The option should be used if the president appears to have committed a serious crime, but also if his actions pose a serious and irreversible danger to the nation. If it is merely a question of policies with which we disagree, that is a problem better left for the next election…”
What Trump Doesn’t Know Will Hurt Us article from Slate. –
Claiming ignorance as an excuse for enabling the crimes of America’s worst-ever President will not bode well for the GOP or America…