Thursday, November 15, 2018

Trump Gains Supporters from FOX to Help Him Shutdown Mueller: They Are Also Unhinged

FOX force behind Trump working to help him 
shut down and dumpMueller

Via Media Matters, FOX hosts with close ties to Trump are denouncing Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) legislative effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 

They are blasting Flake for “insufficient loyalty to the president” and they “claim the bill is unnecessary because Trump has said he does not plan to curtail the probe.”

(I insert: Talk about being naïve – that seems to be FOX’s middle name).

Trump recently fired AG Jeff Sessions and replaced him with Matthew Whitaker, a hardcore Trump loyalist who had frequently criticized the Mueller investigation before joining the DOJ. In response to that single move and Whitaker’s documented criticism of Mueller, a bipartisan group of senators (like Flake) are trying to pass legislation to protect Mueller and his probe

However, they were blocked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). He has argued that the bill was unnecessary because Trump has said he does not intend to fire Mueller.

(Another naïve a-hole – McConnell – a slick, savvy operative with his head nearly totally up the backside of Trump).

Flake, a co-sponsor of the bill, has said that he will not vote to advance judicial nominations in the closely divided Judiciary Committee or support them on the floor until the legislation receives a floor vote. Now, the president’s FOX propagandists are out in force with tons of fury – examples below:

1.  Trump confidant and FOX Business Show host, Lou Off the Grid Dobbs, argues that the “great president deserves the support of all Republican officeholders” and those pushing the Mueller bill are “separating themselves from his agenda and making, really, some rather silly and preposterous noises rather than standing tall and shoulder-to-shoulder with the president.”

2.  Sean Halfwit Hannity, a close adviser to the president who appeared at a Trump election rally last week, smeared Sen. Flake calling him: “Sen. Jeff Snowflake” – for having “again today exposed himself, well, not as a conservative.” The Fox News host condemned Flake for “threatening the president” in support of a bill that “supposedly protects Mueller from being fired by the president, which isn't happening,” and said that the senator “should be ashamed” for “blocking conservative judges, breaking a promise to the people you represent in Arizona.”

3.  Laura “Nasal” Ingraham, who was once considered for the post of White House press secretary, told her FOX News audience that Flake was “trying to further harm his party before he leaves.” She then asked FOX News contributor Andrew McCarthy if the bill is unconstitutional and discussed with former independent counsel Ken Starr the “young lawyers” whose confirmations will be put on hold due to Flake’s move. 

All three agreed that there is no real threat to the Mueller probe.

Since Mueller’s appointment in May 2017, Dobbs, Hannity, and Ingraham have told their audiences night after night that his work is illegitimate and intended to damage the president and that it should be halted as soon as possible.

Now that Trump himself is taking steps to curtail Mueller and the probe, people are doing everything they can to prevent any action to stop him from stopping Mueller.

My 2 cents: What we are seeing is Watergate redux – round two with Trump trying to get a one-upmanship over Nixon … and thus far his case is far worse and much more serious and wider in scope than Nixon’s. 

Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 12, 2018

North Korea's Nuke & Missile Program: Back Front and Center — No Big Surprise Either

Back in the news right where Kim, Jung-un wants it

Advice on North Korea: Never look back

SEOUL (Reuters via MSN) - A U.S. think tank says it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. 

In reports released by the Washington, DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), researcher Joseph Bermudez said maintenance and minor infrastructure improvements have been observed at some of the sites, despite the ongoing negotiations.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump pledged to work toward denuclearization at their landmark June summit in Singapore, but the agreement was short on specifics and negotiations have made little headway. Noteworthy is that shortly after that summit, Trump tweeted (as usual) that “…there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”

North Korea declared its “nuclear force complete” and they halted missile and nuclear bomb testing earlier this year. However, U.S. and South Korean negotiators have yet to elicit from Pyongyang a concrete declaration of the size or scope of the weapons programs, or a promise to stop deploying its existing arsenal.

North Korea said it closed its Pung-gye-ri nuclear testing site and the So-hae missile engine test facility. It also raised the possibility of shuttering more sites and allowing international inspections “if Washington took corresponding measures” (of which there has so far been no sign of).

Recently, North Korea called off a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY, and their state-run media said the resumption of some small-scale military drills by South Korea and the United States had violated the Trump agreement aimed at lowering tensions on the Korean peninsula.

My 2 cents: Whew boy, here we go again. Distrust, disgust, and disguise on both sides from the two biggest liars and con artists in the world: Donald J. Trump and Kim, Jung-un. 

Bottom line on North Korea: They cannot be trusted and they have the record to prove it. 

Bottom line on Trump: He cannot be believed and he has the record to prove it.

Also, more coverage here (NY TIMES via MSN)

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Trump Lies (now more than 4,700 documented): Add a Giant Whopper About Matt Whitaker

Liar, liar pants on fire — How can he sit and smile like that 
(Years of practice I guess)

Focusing on whack jobs and political hacks (easy media targets both DEMS and GOPers) on either political side rather than a keen focus on Trump, his total craziness in policy that impacts us is the wrong way, and total foreign and domestic chaos maker for those of us to profess to care for our country that we all claim to love care about is gravely at stake. 

Sadly, this Congress at this point and under total GOP control is not/has not been doing their sworn constitutional duty of checks and balances and oversight of the Executive Branch – they have been AWOL severely. 

That is changing dramatically in January hopefully with new incoming DEM-run House. The Senate margin will be only one or two seats, too.

So, does Trump ever tell the truth — the short answer: NOPE - cite:

Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says President Trump has met several times over the last year with Matt Whitaker, contradicting Trump’s own claim last week “that he didn’t know the newly appointed Acting AG.” 

Specifically, Trump suggested last week that he hadn’t met Whitaker who is his controversial pick to replace Jeff Sessions at the helm of the DOJ and as we now know, a major critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump told reporters on W/H lawn:I don’t know Matt Whitaker. Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions and he was extremely highly thought of and he still is. But I didn’t know Matt Whitaker.” 

Plus that is not what Trump told “Fox & Friends” (his go-to network) last month:I can tell you Matt Whitaker’s a great guy. I mean, I know Matt Whitaker.”  

My 2 cents: This man does not deserve to stay in office one minute longer. We are about to find out — stay tuned.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Trump Family Top-to-Bottom: Corrupt BS'ing Con Artists for Fame and Fortune Above All Else

Trump Empire, Inc., etc., etc., etc., etc.
(Crooks R Us)

Even the most-common gesture is in their DNA

More Trump corruption, double talk, and conning on a large scale and again with China … one big bluff and confidence game more so in full view – developing story here in part from the Daily Beast:

China granted 18 new trademarks to companies linked to President Trump and his daughter Ivanka over the last two months — including, bizarrely, for voting machines.

Sixteen of the new Chinese trademarks were granted to “Ivanka Trump Marks LLC,” which covers Ivanka-branded fashion gear such as sunglasses, handbags, shoes, and jewelry.

Noteworthy: Two more trademarks were given to DTTM Operations LLC, based at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, covering branded restaurant, bar, and hotel services. More on DTTM here, here, and here.

It’s unclear why the Trumps wanted to trademark voting machines in China — but trademark squatting is rampant in China and applications often include items that companies don’t intend to market.

My 2 cents: Bizarre is an understatement … especially considering how many time Trump has branded our elections and being “rigged” and yet he refuses to put any blame on Russia and Putin…

This needs a scale and intense investigation … Stay tuned to see who picks up on this and pursues this truly astonishing and totally bizarre story.

The hand and finger gestures noted above says it all – All O.K. with us.”

Translation in layman’s terms: This type of business dealing is in our DNA – has been for generations – no need to change now…!!!

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

ALEC Must be Stopped: Shut Down if Possible Just Never Trusted, Believed, or Followed

Weak State legislators making boiler place laws for 
themselves not the whole 

ALEC is one of several organizations that put forth “model legislation for states to use to pass bills” (that is for them to simply just fill-in the name of their state and take credit for the bill or bills passed).

So, what has ALEC done and where? One report is seen below in the video. It is very comprehensive with real examples, and as before with HBO videos:

A note of caution – may have language that offends some viewers.

A bit dated (from 2014) but still applicable today

Several other organizations that provide research, data, and even model legislation to legislatures and legislators throughout the country and they include:

•  The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): A bipartisan and is headquarters in Denver. It was founded in 1975 from several legislative organizations.

•  The Council of State Governments (CSG): A bipartisan organization that was founded in 1933 and is headquarters in Lexington, KY.

•  The Progressive Legislative Action Network's (PLAN): Has a mission is “to pass progressive legislation in all fifty states by providing coordinated research and strategic advocacy tools to forward-thinking state legislators” (or so says their mission statement). They are headquartered in NYC and founded in 2005 with the backing of several unions, activist groups, and progressive legislators and it is essentially the anti-ALEC. 

•  The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL): Provides states with non-partisan legislation that is consistent from state to state. It is headquarters in Chicago and was founded in 1892.

MAIN FOCUS ON ALEC: “The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).” It is billed as a bipartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers to advance the “Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty” (mostly far-right ideology). It is headquarters in Washington, DC. 

ALEC was founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich, who also helped found the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, the Moral Majority, and the Council for National Policy.

My 2 cents: I hope you enjoyed the rundown in the video – it is both educational and enlightening.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Best Ever; Achieved the Most; Greatest of all Time: For One Single Thing Top Liar in History

Forever in the pages of presidential history

FIRST UP: Trump has lied even UNDER OATH SINCE 2007and as the following dramatic article and video shows it carefully outlines and explains who Donald J. Trump truly is. 

That is, he a lying conniving, bullying, harsh, name-calling, pathetic person who lies out of habit probably his whole life, and now surely a first for any president in our entire history.

THIS FROM THE EXCELLENT FACT CHECKERS AT THE WASHINGTON POST

If President Trump’s torrent of words has seemed overwhelming of late, there’s a good reason for that.

In the first nine months of his presidency, Trump made 1,318 false or misleading claims, an average of five a day. But in the seven weeks leading up the midterm elections, the president made 1,419 false or misleading claims — an average of 30 a day.

That adds up to a total of 6,420 claims through Oct. 30, the 649th day of his presidency, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.

Here as they say is the “Tale of tape” (in Trump’s own words no one else’s).


MORE BACKGROUND:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump falsely claimed last week that he had pulled off “an economic turnaround of historic proportions.” Speaking at the White House after the government reported that the economy grew at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter, he declared that the gains were sustainable and would only accelerate. 

Few economists outside the administration agree with that claim.

His economic statement were at events in Iowa and Illinois: (1) where he falsely repeated a claim that the U.S. economy is the best “we’ve ever had,” and (2) incorrectly asserted that Canada’s trade market is “totally closed.”

A closer look:

TRUMP: “We’ve accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions.”

THE FACTS: Trump didn’t inherit a fixer-upper economy. The U.S. economy just entered its 10th year of growth, a recovery that began under President Barack Obama, who inherited the Great Recession. The data show that the falling unemployment rate and gains in home values reflect the duration of the recovery, rather than any major changes made since 2017 by the Trump administration.

While Trump praised the 4.1 percent annual growth rate in the second quarter, it exceeded that level four times during the Obama presidency. But quarterly figures are volatile and strength in one quarter can be reversed in the next. While Obama never achieved the 3 percent annual growth that Trump hopes to see, he came close. 

The economy grew 2.9 percent in 2015.

The economy faces two significant structural drags that could keep growth closer to 2 percent than 3 percent: an aging population, which means fewer people are working and more are retired, and weak productivity growth, which means that those who are working aren’t increasing their output as quickly as in the past. 

Both of those factors are largely beyond Trump’s control.
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TRUMP: “One of the biggest wins in the report, and it is, indeed a big one, is that the trade deficit — very dear to my heart because we’ve been ripped off by the world — has dropped.”

THE FACTS: Trump is correct that a lower trade deficit helped growth in the April-June quarter, but it’s not necessarily for a positive reason. He has been floating plans to slap import taxes on hundreds of billions of dollars of foreign goods, which has led to retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.

His threats of an escalating trade war led to many companies to increasing their levels of trade before any tariffs hit, causing the temporary boost in exports being celebrated by Trump.

*Note: Trump now offers billions to soybean producers as a “bailout” to pay for his damaging trade policy on their exports. 

Um, I always thought the GOP hated bailouts. Oh, I see, only when Obama did to save us after the near total economic meltdown in 2007-2008 then under Geo. W’s reign. Oops…!!!
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TRUMP: “We’re having the best economy we’ve ever had in the history of our country.” (Speech remarks in Granite City, IL).

THE FACTS: Even allowing for Trump’s tendency to exaggerate, this overstates things. The unemployment rate is near a 40-year low and growth is solid, but by many measures the current economy trails other periods in U.S. history.

Average hourly pay, before adjusting for inflation, is rising at about a 2.5 percent annual rate, below the 4 percent level reached in the late 1990s when the unemployment rate was as low as it is now. Pay was growing even faster in the late 1960s, when the jobless rate remained below 4 percent for nearly four years. 

Economic growth topped 4 percent for three full years from 1998 through 2000, an annual rate it hasn’t touched since.
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TRUMP: “The Canadians, you have a totally closed market ... they have a 375 percent tax on dairy products, other than that it’s wonderful to deal. And we have a very big deficit with Canada, a trade deficit.” (Speech remarks in Peosta, IA).

THE FACTS: No, Canada is not totally closed. Because of NAFTA, Canada’s market is almost totally open to the United States. Each country has a few products that are still largely protected, such as dairy in Canada and sugar in the United States. Trump also repeated that the U.S. had a trade deficit with Canada. That is for only goods. 

When all is included we in fact have a $2.8 billion surplus with Canada.

My 2 cents simply stated: How can we tolerate this from this president, in fact this level of lying from any president at this level?

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Monday, October 29, 2018

White Nationalist Threat: Trump Recently Professed to Be a "Nationalist" and Yes, He is White

Tiki torch carrying White Nationalists in Charlottesville, VA
(Chanting: You will not replace usin August 2017)


Wow very startling FBI intelligence assessment report story below.

Background: Recall that Trump proclaimed last week that he was a “nationalist” and BTW Trump is white – ego: Trump is a “White Nationalist” Wow...!!!

So, I wonder to what group he was sending that message and what does it mean – this Trump dog whistle as they say to the: Alt-Right, White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, Skin-heads, KKK members, and White Supremacists.

That FBI intelligence report here from NEWSWEEK >>> 


Background and More Info:

The white nationalist movement defies easy description, in part because it lacks formal leadership or structure. Instead, adherents espouse a wide range of views, from limiting immigration to forcible separation of races. Other facets seek a more militant, male-dominated culture.

Trump's repeated calls to build a wall on the Mexican border and ban refugees from several Muslim countries have emboldened white nationalists who see stricter border controls as an important first step. They also welcomed Trump's warning that traditional European culture was being altered by immigrants from Muslim countries.

Trump’s message: “I just think it is changing the culture, I think it is a very negative thing for Europe. I know it is politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I will say it and I will say it loud.”

Conversely, millions of conservative white voters who back Trump believe former President Obama is largely to blame for fanning the flames of racial resentment and dividing the country.

They blame him for the rise of “Black Lives Matter” and agree with Trump’s comments that “many sides were responsible for the racial violence we saw in Charlottesville, VA (August 2017) for example.

“Blood and Soil!” – The White Nationalist’s marching and rally call – what does it mean?

We heard it in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017. It was the English rendition of Nazi Germany’s most fervent chant, Blut und Boden! (Blood & Soil) – it was originally devised as a slogan of 19th Century German nationalists and popularized by Nazi ideologue Richard Walter Darre.

The phrase is intended to invoke patriotic identification with native national identity, and to build on a foundation of virulent anti-Semitism and racism. It later became a key component of Adolf Hitler’s Lebensraum program, which sought to expand territories occupied by Germans. It also was a major factor in the Holocaust drive.

The slogan in present day has been adopted by the alt-right, particularly its openly neo-Nazi element.

My 2 cents: And, here we are today – some 80 years after the birth of and the fall of Hitler and Nazi Germany with the end of WWII. 

Now we see some sort of “back to the future” – how pathetic is that – free speech in America, right? People now claim and ask: What is wrong with us?

This is probably part of the bigger problem, you think?  

Stay tuned – it ain’t over yet.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Trump's Love for McDonald's is a Well-Known Fact: BK's Whopper Seems More Apropos

His latest whooper (see below): The man has zero dignity, 
honor, or integrity

Short post vis-à-vis the LINC (Liar-in-Chief) — he strikes again. No big surprise — cite:

Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, Trump again boasts about a Veterans healthcare law several times at his political rallies, at one time even calling it “The greatest idea I think I’ve ever had.” 

The problem with that Trump’s claim is that President Barack Obama passed the law in 2014.

Obvious to anyone paying attention to Trump is they will see as most already know is his raw hatred and jealousy for Mr. Obama... that is painfully true. 

It is also totally un-presidential and undignified.

Nothing more to add to this – self-explanatory. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bombs in the Mail: Growing Trend that Should Be a Serious Concern for Everyone

Some traits of a suspicious package 

Expert advice (print and put inside kitchen cabinet door)
(Good place for important notes)

Updates to the original story below: 

As expected this to happen: This story re: Trump, and right on schedule and also as expected:

My comments included to that story:

Steps and path to tearing down democracy and establishing a dictatorship or autocracy: Muzzle, shut down, and get rid of free press. Donald J. Trump is on that path. Less than two months into his term as president, Trump called mainstream press “the enemy of the people.” To Russians, that phrase isn’t just troubling — it also sounds deadly and was.


Enemy of the People was the official designation for those condemned under Article 58 of the Russian Criminal Code. Adopted in 1926, Article 58 gave the government broad power to arrest people suspected of counter-revolutionary activities — including “propaganda and agitation against the Soviet power. Over the course of 35 years, it was responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people.” 

Now here we are today (again) with this stuff from Trump — in the Washington Post article above. Wake up, America, this can't end well.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

 The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
5:48 PM - Feb 17, 2017
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Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

 A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!  7:18 AM - Oct 25, 2018

Original post from here:

Bombs and explosive devices in the mail: Explosive devices were found in mail sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and to CNN. Officials said that sparked an intensive investigation into whether a bomber is targeting prominent Democratic figures including the bomb in the mailbox found at George Soros home yesterday – and all of these are in NY.

Speculation on my part, but strong possibility is that Trump’s anti-DEM, anti-“Crooked” Hillary, anti-erase-everything-Obama, and anti-George “funding illegals” Soros verbal campaign seems to be taking hold and working – to wit the latest from the NY TIMES:

The devices were similar to one found on Monday at the home of the George Soros (see below and from here) the billionaire philanthropist and liberal donor, who has often come under fierce criticism from conservatives and conspiracy theorists.

None of the devices harmed anyone. Law enforcement officials said they were investigating whether all three were sent by the same person or persons.
Soros and his activism have made him a villain to conservative groups and the target of anti-Semitic smears – examples:

·        Roseanne Barr called him a Nazi in an infamous tweetstorm, and just this month,
·        Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) falsely speculated that Mr. Soros had funded a caravan of migrants moving north toward Mexico.
·        There is no evidence that Soros paid thousands of migrants to storm the border nor any evidence that Democrats supported the effort, as Trump has said.

Soros backed John Kerry in 2004, Obama in 2008, and Hillary Clinton and other Democrats candidates in 2016. He is a constant target subset of Republicans and conservatives. 

Soros has said many times that his main goal as a political activist was to see a return to bipartisanship and that the extremism of the Republican Party prompted him to become a major Democratic donor. 

Plus, Mr. Soros says he is also opposed to the extreme left and once even said: “I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat either.”

Now he and Obama and Clinton and CNN get bombs in his mailbox and mailed to them.

The motive of the would-be Soros bomber and now the Obama and Clinton bombers remains unclear, one of the officials said, adding that there had not yet been any claim of responsibility.

Law enforcement agencies were also closely examining possible ties between the packages to Soros, according to one federal law enforcement official. The connection was being “strongly considered” the official said.

My 2 cents: Related to this is also from the article - Earlier this month, Federal authorities said they intercepted multiple packages suspected of containing the lethal substance ricin, addressed to President Trump and at least two top Pentagon officials (payback to Soros, Obama, and Clinton perhaps?).

Meanwhile a White House statement condemned “the attempted violent attacks,” adding: “These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards.”

How extreme is that Mr. and Mrs. We Hate George Soros, and now Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton – so, we ask: “Who is the next prominent DEM person?” A logical question.

So, stay tuned this possible growing threat – it could get worse. Maybe the Obama Clinton examples are “test runs” (but the Soros mailbox bomb is real) used to spot weakness then plant or send bigger bombs – who knows. 

Time will tell but one thing is for sure, the ugly language and personal attacks mostly, yes, mostly from the Trump-style hyping certainly does not help could be fanning those flames. 

Now the “right” blames DEMS for the bombs being mailed to themselves – that was anticipated. Whew boy.

Time will prove the truth and facts one way or the other.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Trump-Putin Partnership: Claim, Dominate, and Run the World By Sharing Things Equally

Putin's one single aim/method: Trump doesn’t comprehend 

Self-evident by any logical rational person: Minus the GOP

When and why did Putin and the Russians decide that Trump winning the presidency was in their best interest (US NEWS & WORLD REPORT)? What does Putin want to achieve worldwide? How is Trump enabling and helping Putin and himself achieve world fame and fortune? 

That attention and PR reality show is what Trump always aims for – it’s his goal and main his desire probably 24/7 and probably 100%.

The Trump family and team does seem to have an unusual coziness with Russia, Russian business interests, and Russian government representatives. 

Relationships and conversations that would give other operatives pause seem to be commonplace in Trump world.

Ever since Election Day, there has been a daily drip, drip, drip of news regarding Trump associates holding meetings with known Russian operatives. No one really knows the purpose or meaning of these contacts, and the answers to inquiries have been contradictory, conflicting and confusing.

Theories on the “why” part of the question: Why Trump must win?

1.  Perhaps there exists a Trump/Russia relationship that isn't fully understood by the American public, and that Putin simply wants a friend in the White House.

2.  Some subscribe to the idea that this has little to do with Trump and more to do with Putin's disdain for Hillary Clinton. In 2011, Putin strongly condemned her comments calling Russia's parliamentary elections unfair. (At the time Putin said: We need to safeguard ourselves from this interference in our internal affairs.”) – How ironic is that?

3.  Did Putin and the Russian government interfere in American elections on behalf of Trump simply to take revenge on Clinton and her hardline approach to the Putin administration?

4.  Another theory is the chaos theory. Chaos surrounds Trump the businessman and then candidate Trump, and, still so today as President Trump. Chaos, in the country that has been the leader of the free world for the last century, is good news for a country that wants the world to be a little less free.

5.  Perhaps we have in Russia and Putin a country and a leader that would love the idea of the United States losing a bit of the moral high ground in world affairs.

So, did Putin interfere in American elections in order to throw America into chaos, turmoil, and disruption (or in Russian: Нарушение суматохи хаоса)?

(My note: No one knows the precise answers to this question, but grand 
theories abound on very solid evidence which we learn about almost daily).

But one thing is clear: In 2016, Putin and the Russian government sought to play a role in the American election process, and it was their desire that Donald J. Trump would prevail.

As we search for answers to if, when and how the Russians interfered, and whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with them, it may be that there is something being missed by the Republican Party. 

For the party that led the effort to dismantle the Soviet Union, tear down the Berlin Wall, and just five years ago believed that Russia was our number one geopolitical foe, perhaps the most important question remains is “why?”

My 2 cents: After refreshing myself on this and everything we now know and have seen developing between Trump and Putin before, during, and now even after the 2016 election, I am more convinced, pending Muller’s final report that Trump indeed did “collude” with Putin and Russia.

Related to the Russian tactics in 2016 and now ongoing in the upcoming 2018 midterms.

I agree with some parts of this article but strongly disagree with other parts – to wit: Covert (illegal, undercover, in the shadows activities) vs. Overt (open, legal, and well-known) but how about spinning covert (illegal stuff) to make to look like, or appear as, or seem like it is overt (legal actions)? Makes a good movie plot doesn’t and believe me Russians are experts at – it’s called disinformation (in Russian: дезинформация) – 

Def: “Known false information spread deliberately to deceive as factual to mislead about the truth of anything or anyone or any event.” 

Many people think “disinformation” is a literal translation of the Russian “Dezinformatsiya” (seen above) which means “misinformation” – but that was generated by the former KGB (now called the FSB) that was used back in 1950’s when they named a new department that was created for the sole purpose of spreading propaganda around the globe and boy, have they mastered it. 

There is no doubt in my mind that “… if not the legal term for collusion (there is none), then certainly massive coordination, extensive cooperation, and many contacts between the 2016 Trump camp and Russian operatives are self-evident.  

We shall see how Mueller reports all that. 

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