Sunday, June 11, 2017

Trump's Fav Pastime and Hobby (No, not golf) — Saying: “You're Fired...!!!”

White House Presents New Trump, Inc. Production: “The Wrath of Don
(Three Who Have Felt The Wrath)

The two worst possible words in the English language anyone can ever hear: “You're fired...!!!” Donald J. Trump mastered those two words on his previous TV reality show (The Apprentice) and now he has carried them into the Oval Office and with reckless abandon. 

The Main Story: Former U.S. attorney *Preet Bharara (bio below) said Sunday on ABC This Week that he thinks there is evidence to start a case for obstruction of justice against President Trump.
* Bharara was the chief of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY. He prosecuted nearly 100 Wall Street executives for insider trading and other offenses. He reached historic settlements and fines with the four largest banks in the United States, and closed multi-billion-dollar hedge funds for activities including insider trading. During his tenure, federal prosecutors also conducted public corruption investigations against both Democratic and Republican officials, most notably securing convictions against the Speaker of the NYS Assembly, Sheldon Silver (D), and the Majority Leader of the NYS Senate, Dean Skelos (R).  
On March 11, 2017, during increased national debate about the appointment of a special prosecutor to manage an investigation of links between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia, Bharara was abruptly fired after he refused to resign as a result of AG Jeff Sessions' request for all remaining 46 U.Ss Attorneys appointed during President Obama's administration to be replaced. Bharara had had the impression that he could stay in office that is until Trump had him fired (does that sound familiar)?

Bharara specifically said: “I think there's absolutely evidence to begin a case for obstruction – I think it's very important for all sorts of armchair speculators in the law, to be clear that no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction. It's also true... that there's no basis to say there's no obstruction. Whether or not that is impeachable or that's indictable, that's a very serious thing and I'm not sure that people fully get that the standard is not just whether something is a crime or not. Whether or not it can be charged as a crime or Congress will impeach, it is a very serious thing. That's an incredibly serious thing if people think that the president of the United States can tell heads of law enforcement agencies, based on his own whim or his own personal preferences or friendships, that they should or should not pursue particular criminal cases against individuals.”
Bharara also said that during the [Senate Intelligence committee] interview that there is evidence from someone who is under oath (e.g., former FBI director James Comey) that: “On at least one occasion, the president of the United States, cleared the room of his vice president and his attorney general and told his director of the FBI that he should essentially drop the case against his former national security adviser [and…] there is a lot to be “frightened and outraged” about and then he concluded: “That's not how America works.”
The ABC clip is here (about 9 minutes):
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Amen to that – now how will the GOP act and react? A key moment in history isn’t it? Key Q: Who does the GOP work for and serve – really?
Stay tuned which I am sure you are.
Added to the Trump hit list alongside Bharara are thus far:

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