Misadventures of a minority-elect President 119

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.


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…

WATCH: Trump claims he’d never demand loyalty – CNN plays video of him doing just that article from The Raw Story. –

More evidence that our Liar-in-Chief is incapable of ever telling the truth.

Comey Got in the Face of Trump’s ‘Godfather’ Fantasy article from Moyers & Company. –

On how our ‘law and order’ president is anything but…

The GOP That Failed article from Politico. –

The GOP is incapable of governing – only obstruction – and now they’re stuck with Trump:

“As the carnage of World War I widened, Barbara Tuchman recounts in “The Guns of August,” a German leader asked a colleague, “How did it all happen?”

“Ah,” replied the other, “if only one knew.”

A century later, there is no mystery to the carnage that President Donald Trump has wrought. Everything we have seen in these first 140 days—the splintering of the Western alliance, the grifter’s ethics he and his family embody, the breathtaking ignorance of history, geopolitics and government, the jaw-dropping egomania, the sheer incompetence and contempt for democratic norms—was on full display from the moment his campaign began. And that’s not just what Democrats think—it’s what many prominent Republicans have said all along.

Once Trump was elected, his foes began to indulge in a series of fantasies about how to prevent his ascendancy or how to remove him from power. The electors should refuse to vote for him (which would have thrown the election into the House, which would have chosen Trump); the Cabinet and the vice-president should use the 25th Amendment to declare him unable to exercise his duties (a scenario, as I have written here earlier, that works just fine on TV melodramas like “24” and “Scandal”); Congress should impeach him (which would require 20 GOP House members and 19 Republican senators to join every Democratic lawmaker)…”

Trump’s Betrayal of Rural America: Deep Cuts in Payments to Counties article from Counter Punch. –

Hoards of people foolish enough to vote for our Loser-in-Chief are about to experience how he really feels about them.

Why was Trump so obsessed with protecting Flynn? article from The Week. –

Good question…finding out how much Flynn has on Trump’s fraudulent follies over the years and other potentially illegal activities/ties might help answer that question.

Dumb Donald Thinks He’s Pulled the Plug on ISIS and Al-Qaida (and the CIA?) article from Information Clearing House. –

On the role the CIA and Saudi Arabia play in the creation of terrorism in the Middle East coupled with the profound ignorance of America’s worst-ever President.

Trump’s Push for Self-Sufficiency Misses the Point of Safety Net Programs article from TruthOut. –

On the dangers we face from the demented Trump Cabal:

“Here’s how Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has tried to justify the Trump administration’s bid to cut or scrap many safety net programs:

“We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of people on those programs. We are going to measure compassion and success by the number of people we get off of those programs to get back in charge of their own lives.”

In other words, Mulvaney is arguing that the main criterion for a program’s success should be whether it leads to self-sufficiency. But as researchers who have studied ways to evaluate social services, we don’t think this metric makes sense in this case.

Evaluating Government Programs

Determining whether a government program works involves looking at its goals and whom it’s supposed to help…”

Despite last year’s embarrassing missteps, Gowdy gets a promotion article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

The ring leader of the Clinton Bengazi conspiracy gets to be the minion that continues impeding the ‘investigation’ into Trump’s Russia scandal.

There’s a truth power struggle going on at Fox. Over Trump. article from The Daily Kos. –

When Fox faux news starts infighting over our national embarrassment delusional dipshittery classic entertainment ensues…

U.S.-led forces appear to be using white phosphorus in populated areas in Iraq and Syria article from The Washington Post. –

If this is found to be true you can add one more War Crime to our to our illegitimate, minority-elect President’s list of illicit accomplishments.

Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ gamble article from Politico. –

Because it was so effective on ‘reality’ TV:

“‘The Apprentice’ is about to come front and center in President Donald Trump’s jobs plan.

“Infrastructure Week” didn’t draw the public’s attention away from James Comey. Maybe reviving “The Apprentice” will.

Next week the White House will embark on a three-day blitz to sell what President Donald Trump’s advisers say is a key part of his agenda to revive the middle class: boosting apprenticeship programs for blue-collar workers.

The centerpiece will be a speech Trump will deliver at the Labor Department Wednesday to announce yet-undisclosed executive actions to promote job training. On Tuesday, Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, will travel to Waukesha, Wis., for a roundtable on apprenticeships with Scott Walker, the state’s governor and one of Trump’s rivals in last year’s GOP primary…”

POLL: Americans Trust James Comey Over Trump article from The Huffington Post. –

Once again the majority doesn’t trust Trump…

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