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:
We begin today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* with him digging himself a deeper hole that he’ll never slither out of as he repeatedly lies about his Treasonous actions with delusional distractions, despite his delusions, Donnie is not above the law and he’s going to learn that the hard way, Donnie greeted with chants of ‘Lock Him Up’ when he attended game 5 of the World Series – much to his chagrin, there is already a lot of evidence of Trump’s treason with Ukraine but if you look at the bulk of his other actions there are a multitude of things he should have already been removed from office and put behind bars for and so much more.
The President Has No Defense article from Politico.
Rather than repeatedly lying about his Treasonous actions while trying to defend the indefensible, Trump should admit to what he has done and take responsibility for it – which for him is impossible because he lives in a delusional alternate reality that doesn’t exist and it’s going to end up costing him bigly.
Trump’s Legal Team Is Now Openly Acknowledging That He Is Committing Crimes article from PoliticusUSA.
The desperation of Trump’s ‘Legal’ Team in defending the indefensible is getting ridiculous and it’s going to get he and his enablers in deeper shit:
Trump's lawyers are arguing in court that the president cannot be investigated or stopped even if he is caught in the act of committing a crime – even murder. #ctl #p2 #maddow pic.twitter.com/XjKepVZhIu— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) October 24, 2019
Trump’s presidency is built on lies. Does he actually believe them? article from The Guardian.
Trump’s entire brand is built on fraud and lies, but his actions regarding Ukraine take stupidity to a whole new level.
Self-Dealing in Ukraine: The Core of the Impeachment Inquiry article from Lawfare Blog.
A look at one of the many laws that Donnie has broken and could be held accountable for despite his ‘legal’ team’s delusional beliefs of his being above the law:
“As the Ukraine story develops, the public focus has remained largely on wrongdoing by the president outside the realm of criminal law, focusing instead on President Trump’s apparent use of his office for personal gain. On one level, this makes sense: Impeachment is only about removal of the president from office, not about criminal prosecution and imprisonment. So the standards and processes for impeachment are different.
But it would be a mistake to ignore the criminal law entirely. Evidence of criminal misconduct, specifically, the federal bribery statute, should influence political judgments about impeachment. After all, “Bribery” is one of the grounds for impeachment specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
Before getting involved in foreign policy work, most of my professional work was in criminal justice. The emerging case should be understood from both of these perspectives. Here, I offer a view of how a public corruption prosecutor might regard the way the case is taking shape. In addition to the role that possible criminal wrongdoing by the president could play in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, evidence about criminal misconduct might also apply, more directly, to the possible investigations of others beyond the president—including Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.
The core of the impeachment inquiry is about whether Trump engaged in self-dealing, where he used his power in a publicly held enterprise (that is, the government of the United States) for personal gain. Most executives in the private sector know what self-dealing is, and recent headlines about Renault-Nissan or WeWork have reminded them. They also know how most corporate boards would handle a case of self-dealing that involved important programs and sums of money, and in which the CEO had fired executives who interfered with the self-dealing…”
Article II of the Constitution: Trump’s ‘right to do whatever I want?’ Or a roadmap for impeachment? article from USA Today.
Article II of the Constitution gives the president broad powers, but it also defines reasons for impeachment when necessary – but since Trump can’t read he doesn’t fully understand it.
Trump’s Character Betrays Him article from The Atlantic.
Primarily because Trump’s character consists of never-ending fraud, lies and delusions that define his alternate reality, and eventually reality is going to come roaring back to bite him bigly.
‘The highest of high crimes’: Rudy Giuliani accidentally blows up Trump’s defense against impeachment on Twitter article from The Raw Story.
With attorneys like the ones Trump has, his impeachment is going to go down in history as the easiest one there ever was since it’s blatantly obvious that he’s guilty as hell:
With all the Fake News let me make it clear that everything I did was to discover evidence to defend my client against false charges.Dems would be horrified by the attacks on me, if my client was a terrorist.But they don’t believe @realDonaldTrump has rights. Justice will prevail— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 24, 2019
Here are the 5 stages of Republicans coping with the overwhelming case for impeaching Trump article from Alternet.
Despite being as corrupt and ignorant as their leader, defending the indefensible actions of Trump is impossible for the GOP and they’re beginning to realize it:
“With the case for impeaching President Donald Trump already overwhelming and getting stronger every day, Republican politicians and defenders of the president are stuck in a vexing bind about how to fight back against the breakneck pace of the Democrats’ inquiry.
Human reactions to the undeniable but uncomfortable truths are widely varied, but many types of responses can be understood through Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s notion of the “five stages of grief.” Kübler-Ross developed the framework to model the pathway patients who learn they have a terminal illness take while coming to accept their fate. Though the framework has been criticized, and even Kübler-Ross argued that it was misunderstood to be a predictive tool laying out a linear path of clearly delineated stages, it can be helpful in identifying and classifying emotional responses to troubling realities.
And while the reaction to Trump’s clear guilt of a high crime isn’t the same as grieving a death, it does impose significant psychological burdens on those who have built political hopes and ambitions around the president. Impeachment in the House, almost all but guaranteed at this point, could itself be traumatic for politicians and allies deeply invested in Trump’s presidency. So it shouldn’t be surprising that reactions might mimic grief.
I should also note that this framework isn’t to suggest that all Republicans are necessarily going to proceed to the final stage of grief — acceptance — or even that any single Republican has experienced each individual stage. But each stage has been pretty clearly demonstrated in the public actions of GOP officials and defenders:…”
Everyone will laugh at poor Trump article from The Week.
Being embarrassed and revealed in all his ignorant, corrupt glory is one thing that the Don can’t handle – and the best and fastest way to piss him off and hasten his imminent implosion is to do just that, as often as possible…
Trump Pressed Ukraine’s President to Act Out a Fake News Script, Live on CNN article from The Intercept.
Our fake president* tried to blackmail Ukraine’s president to engage in propaganda and fake news to smear his rivals in typical ignorant Trumpian fashion.
Decorated Iraq War Vet Col. Alexander Vindman Demolishes Trump’s ‘Perfect Call’ Narrative article from Crooks and Liars.
Alexander Vindman was actually on the call between Trump and Ukraine and heard Trump threaten him – meaning his conversation was far from ‘perfect’ despite his delusional claims:
‘Lock Him Up’: Trump Greeted With Boos and Jeers At World Series Game 5 article from NPR.
Donnie didn’t get the reception he thought he would – which isn’t surprising to anyone but him – when he decided to make an appearance at the World Series in Washington:
“Fresh off announcing the death of one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, President Trump appeared at Game 5 of the World Series in Washington to find a crowd not eager to praise his achievement.
When Trump’s attendance was announced and he was shown on the big screen at Nationals Park on Sunday night, baseball fans greeted the president with loud boos and jeers. Sections of the ballpark chanted “Lock him up” — a spin on Trump’s refrain against Hillary Clinton that has remained common at his rallies, even after the 2016 presidential election.
Trump, standing next to first lady Melania Trump, appeared unperturbed by the din, smiling and clapping before moving to say something to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy…”
Trump continues to mishandle sensitive national security information article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.
Trump does nothing but lie all the time, has no credibility whatsoever, and can’t be trusted with top secret information – what a shock, given that he is indeed an illegitimate president*.
Vindman Exposes Trump’s ‘False Narrative’ article from The Editorial Board.
How Trump is trying to get Russia off the hook for helping him get ‘elected’ at Ukraine’s expense by telling lies and trying to fabricate his delusional reality.
Watch: Former federal prosecutor expertly lays out all the damning evidence against Trump — so far article from Alternet.
There is already A LOT of evidence of Trump’s Treason involving Ukraine alone but when you look at other crimes Trump has committed, it becomes evident that he should have been removed long ago:
Trump’s War on the Free Press Reeks of Dictatorship article from Counter Punch.
Donnie’s despotic delusions of grandeur – as well as his presidency – are failing miserably and should not be tolerated:
“Donald Trump seems to think the United States is some kind of banana republic. He has already defied the standards of nepotism and inserted his daughter and son-in-law into the highest levels of our government. As for robbing the Treasury like the dictators he admires, it’s tough to ignore funneling taxpayer funds to his private hotels and his quickly retracted attempt to host the G-7 nations at his Doral resort in Florida. But now, in a move that cannot be seen as anything other than what it is, he has decided to expand his war on the free press by announcing that the White House would cancel subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post and order all government offices to do the same.
Despite the fact that the NY Times and Washington Post have long been considered the nation’s papers of record, Trump claims they give him “unfair” coverage. He conveniently ignores his own raging diatribes against the free press, including labeling them “fake news,” his derogatory treatment of reporters, and false claims that both papers are “failing” because they don’t laud his every move.
But there’s an old saying that “politicians shouldn’t pick fights with people who buy ink by the barrel.” And sure enough, no matter what a politician says or does on any given day, the reality is that the papers will come out the next day with stories generated by their reporters, not disgruntled politicians. Likewise, their editorials are written and approved by editorial boards, not government censors.
Unfortunately for Trump, those papers have been tenacious in doing just what they’re supposed to do — report the news accurately, fact check his false claims and misrepresentations, and let readers draw their own conclusions. That’s exactly what a nation that contains “freedom of the press” in its Constitution should both support and expect…”
‘Cartoon Of A President’: Chris Matthews Calls Ukraine Scheme Proof Of Trump’s Sheer Stupidity article from PoliticusUSA.
It’s well documented that despite his claims, the Don is the stupidest, most corrupt president* in U.S. history whose delusional alternate reality is about to implode:
Donald Trump’s war against democracy: Is it already too late to save America? article from Salon News.
No it’s not, but it is long past time to hold our wannabe dictator and those that are aiding and abetting him accountable for their crimes, many of which are tantamount to Treason.
Trump is straight-up bribing GOP senators to back him against impeachment: report article from Alternet.
Thanks to Citizens United and the Supreme Court screwing the American people, Trump can use the money obtained from fraudulent corporations to help struggling GOP Senators that are going to get their asses handed to them in the next election – but it won’t work very well.
Let’s Take A Closer Look At Trump’s Best Economy Ever article from Crooks and Liars.
While not tanking completely yet, the economy is dangerously close to crashing, and Donnie’s bogus claims of the best economy ever that he inherited from his predecessor is about to implode just like his presidency:
I’ve been noticing bits and pieces of information that seem ominous for the Best Economy Ever:
“Greatest economy in American history”? Not so much, according to the president’s own Commerce Department https://t.co/qlwCpTx9o3— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 31, 2019
And now the news from Opposite Land: White House produces hilarious list of ‘talking points’ article from The Daily Kos.
Only in the Donald’s delusional alternate reality would someone actually be stupid enough to try and pull of something like this – which is quite the opposite of reality:
New: Trump campaign talking points on Vindman described as “delusional” by one Republican who viewed them. Talking points say “Vindman’s testimony supports President Trump’s message…” and that “the released transcript… was accurate.” And “no quid pro quo on the call.” pic.twitter.com/HGUEx14QfO— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 31, 2019
America once led anti-corruption fight. Now self-dealing Trump is kleptocrats’ role model. article from USA Today.
Claiming to fight corruption in Ukraine is comical – albeit highly unlikely as well – since Trump is thoroughly corrupt and should have been put behind bars long ago…
‘Could be bribery’: Election law expert says Trump’s impeachment scheme could be a felony article from The Raw Story.
Offering campaign money to save his sorry ass is a felony – one of many already committed by Trump – and all he’s doing is digging himself a deeper hole while potentially facing more jail time.
The Impeachable Offense That Democrats Should Stop Ignoring article from Talking Points Memo.
Only focusing on Ukraine to hold Impeaching proceedings is a big mistake since Trump has justified so many other reasons for it:
“For the better part of this year, House Democrats have been consumed by a battle over how best to use their newfound power. One side called for impeachment from the start. The other side insisted that Democrats focus on kitchen table issues like health care. But the choice has always been false; the House can and should do both. In addition to the active impeachment inquiry into Trump’s efforts to influence the 2020 election, there should be a second, no less serious impeachment inquiry into Trump’s efforts to undermine Obamacare.
The Ukraine scandal merits the sort of no-holds-barred response that House Democrats have been so reluctant to deliver since taking power. Yet, acting as if it’s Trump’s only impeachable offense risks downplaying the severity of his other, serious misconduct. And fixating on a single story that necessarily involves classified information and international intrigue, rather than corruption of domestic policy matters, is not a savvy political choice.
Trump’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act are among his most severe and broadly salient offenses, and his actions are arguably impeachable.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been clear that she considers health care disputes to be best considered outside of the context of impeachment. However, if you look at the Constitution, that assessment quickly falls apart…”
The White House Has No Facts So They Just Lie article from Crooks and Liars.
It’ll be interesting to see how many of the moronic minions that support Trump’s lying, fraudulent ass will actually be able to accept the reality that their leader is nothing but a major criminal that does nothing but lie and create fairy tales in his alternate reality:
Trump flees to his bankruptcy-proof Florida home as New York prosecutors close in article from The Raw Story.
The fact that Donnie is so freaked out by the State of New York closing in on his criminal enterprise that he’s moving to Florida once he’s out of the White House – provided he’s not already behind bars where he belongs – reveals just how guilty he really is, and moving to another state isn’t going to change that.
The law of Trump’s unnecessary innocence article from The Week.
The delusions of Trump supporters fueled by the delusions of their leader makes for interesting realizations, and can be used against them as they are used against the majority that don’t support an illegitimate president*.
Trump’s impeachment defense is a shambles — and Steve Bannon could make it even worse article from Alternet.
It’s impossible to defend the indefensible but with friends like Steve Bannon, the Don doesn’t have a chance as stupidity continues compounding stupidity:
“President Trump made history on Thursday, and not in a good way. The House of Representatives took its first vote on impeachment, passing a resolution that governs the terms of the inquiry, 232-196. If this proceeding goes all the way, as it likely will, Trump will become the third president in history to be impeached.
Even he knows that won’t look good in the history books, especially since he’s accused of a serious abuse of power by extorting a foreign government to smear a political opponent. Of course, this comes on top of the Mueller report, which laid out 10 possible counts of obstruction of justice and a long list of errors in judgment that should disqualify him from ever running for office again. No matter what happens, Trump’s legacy is already set.
Although it’s highly unlikely that Trump will be convicted in the Senate and removed from office, it’s not something a smart person would leave to chance. But this is the Trump administration we’re talking about, so you just never know what they might do to turn it into a probability. After all, he escaped accountability from the Mueller report and then immediately went out and did exactly what he’d been suspected of doing in the first place. Learning from his mistakes isn’t one of Donald Trump’s strong suits.
As I mentioned earlier, Trump and the Republicans have decided to use the same strategy they used during the Mueller investigation. They believe it was successful and see no reason to change course simply because they are dealing with a new case that’s unfolding in real time. They are attacking the proceedings as illegitimate (“witch hunt!”) and insulting and degrading those who are testifying to his abuses. I don’t expect them to hold back…”
Impeachment Begins; Trump Panics as Facts Unfold article from The Real News Network.
Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show because the shit Trump’s about to go through as he continues melting down before his imminent impeachment is going to be entertaining as hell – and quite revealing:
The Ukraine scandal proves Trump is exactly who we warned you he was article from The Raw Story.
Despite being ‘elected’ regardless of losing the popular vote by almost 3 millions, many of us knew who Trump was tried to warn everyone but no one listened and it’s going to get very entertaining watching him squirm in the near future as his malfeasance keeps being uncovered in droves.
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