Sunday, June 25, 2017

Donald Trump compares colluding with Russia to steal an American election to Hillary Clinton working with the DNC during the primaries. No, seriously.

Okay first off this is inaccurate, and the result of Russian propaganda during the Democratic primaries that misrepresented stolen emails from the DNC.

Secondly, WTF?

If this WERE accurate it would still be Americans working with Americans to win an American election.

On the other hand if Trump colluded with the Russians it would be the case of an American working with a foreign power using cyber terrorism to change the outcome of an American election.

Not even remotely similar.

And while we are on the topic The Atlantic has an article explaining how Donald Trump appears to STILL be colluding with Vladimir Putin.

Take a look at this:   

As the president faces accusations of colluding with the Russians during last year’s campaign, his policies in office have aligned almost perfectly with the Kremlin’s goals. If Moscow wanted its interference in America’s election to yield dividends, it could hardly have hoped for more. 

Just as importantly, while Trump has expressed concern over the “cloud” the Russia investigation generated, he has seemed indifferent overall to Russia’s direct attempts to interfere with the American democratic process. According to Comey’s testimony, Trump never asked him about the meddling, or how to prevent similar interference in the future. Not once. 

Trump himself has seemingly courted the favor of Russian President Vladimir Putin since the 2016 presidential campaign. He’s repeatedly praised Putin’s leadership, refused to condemn Russian efforts to disrupt the U.S. system of free elections, and openly encouraged Russian hacking of the Hillary Clinton campaign. Friday’s explosive report from The Washington Post confirmed that Putin was deeply and directly involved in an operation to hurt Clinton’s candidacy and help elect Trump.

What’s more, in every way he can, Trump has deferred to Russia on matters of foreign policy. After Russian forces deployed their hacking tools during the recent French presidential election, Trump invited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the White House and failed to repudiate the attack against a vital American ally. Instead, during his meeting with Lavrov, Trump divulged highly sensitive classified information provided by Israel, another crucial U.S. partner. (That May 10 meeting also came a day after Trump removed Comey, who was leading the inquiries into collusion; Trump told the Russians that the director’s dismissal had alleviated “great pressure” on him.) Even more recently, the Trump administration has reportedly taken steps to return two diplomatic compounds that former President Barack Obama stripped from Russia following its actions during last year’s election. 

To make matters worse, Trump has done far more than just extend open arms toward the Russian government. He wavered on the United States’ commitment to defend its fellow members of NATO; his aides have reportedly tried to undermine the European Union; and he himself has alienated key partners by lashing out at individual leaders and pulling out of the Paris Agreement.

I actually think this tweet is Trump's clumsy way of  attempting to minimize the impact once it is proven that he did indeed collude with the Russians to steal the 2016 election.

He will actually attempt to make the case that sure he worked with Putin to win an election, just like Hillary worked with her own party to win the primary.

Somehow in his mind that would seem comparable.


  1. Anonymous6:33 AM

    He is fucking nuts with that statement about Hillary Clinton. Cannot believe what comes out of his mouth daily. He is an embarrassment to our country - a horrible man. Time for impeachment SOON! I just want him GONE!

    1. Anonymous7:48 AM

      I agree. He obviously does not understand that it is natural for a Democratic candidate running for office to have some contact with the DNC. It is highly unnatural for a candidate, whether a Democrat or a Republican, to have any contact with agents of a foreign (and, sort of, enemy) government. Someone had better take Trump's little fingers away from his cell phone and tape his little mouth closed as well.

  2. Anonymous6:35 AM

    Is the most powerful man in the world still financially beholden to his Secretary of Treasury?

    Mnuchin joined Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, and was named national finance chairman for the campaign.

    On February 13, 2017, Mnuchin was confirmed to be President Trump's Secretary of the Treasury by a 53–47 vote in the U.S. Senate

    Mnuchin founded a hedge fund called Dune Capital Management, named for a spot near his house in The Hamptons, in 2004 with two former Goldman partners. After its founding, Mnuchin served as the CEO of the company. The firm invested in at least two Donald Trump projects, the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Honolulu and its namesake in Chicago

  3. Anonymous6:45 AM

    If it looks like collusion and treason

    And it smells like collusion and treason

    Oh my, it must be .....

  4. Anonymous7:08 AM

    Our president is a man of his words. He's trying to keep America safe by banning Muslims from entering America and is keeping the White House safe by breaking tradition and not eating with them in the White House.

    The Hill:
    June 24, 2017 - 05:41 PM EDT
    Trump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner

    President Trump issued a statement Saturday greeting Muslims as they celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, breaking with nearly two decades of tradition of holding an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan.

    “On behalf of the American people,” President Trump said in the statement, “Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.”

    The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. 

    The dinners began under President Clinton and were continued by President George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The iftar dinner at the White House is usually attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, diplomats and Congress members....

    1. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Well, not anymore, obviously.

  5. Anonymous7:20 AM

    " “tense.” Abbas was allegedly furious when Kushner relayed a set of demands from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,"“We will get it done.” NOT!

  6. Anonymous7:25 AM

    "“One lesson is that the road away from democracy is rarely characterized by overt violations of the formal rule of law. To the contrary, the contemporary path away from democracy under the rule of law typically relies on actions within the law. "
    "it takes lawyers to use the rule of law to undermine democracy." teams of (often American-trained) lawyers, willing and able to further their entrenchment in power.”

    Rules and Words Matter.

    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      It's more Bannon and the GOP and the Koch brothers are destroying democracy here. Trump is their not-very-bright front man.

  7. Anonymous7:33 AM

    Little known fact --
    Hillary got 2 million votes more than Bernie.

    So everyone -- STFU.

    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      So did I. YOU shut the fuck up.

    2. Anonymous8:31 AM

      More like 3 million

    3. Anonymous8:43 AM

      Bernie and his sleazy wife look to be in a whole world of trouble themselves. I won't support him if he tries again in 2020 to hijack the Democratic party for his own ends.

    4. Anonymous9:31 AM

      What happened to the university Bernie's sleazy wife was in charge of? She took the money and ran? Is the university closed now or did it rebound back?

  8. Anonymous7:48 AM

    "President Obama liked to hire people with a history of demonstrating high integrity and political courage under trying circumstances, who showed they can speak truth to power and stand up for what is right."Comey had a similar story of standing up to the Bush administration’s efforts to renew what he and others believed to be an illegal program."

    “It’s tough. You now not only nation have states trying to steal our stuff, but non-state, hostile intelligence services, well-funded – folks like WikiLeaks, out there trying to steal American secrets for the sole purpose of undermining the United States and democracy.”
    "Punishing those who we catch who have done it”.


  9. Jim In Texas8:05 AM

    He's just trying to throw up a shitscreen defense against the multiple Russia investigations. It doesn't have to make any sense. (And doesn't.)

  10. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Once a pond a time Bernie was a true independent, the independent party has millions of voters. And the independent party today are a mixture of disgruntled republicans, democrats, libertarians, etc. with NO leader. Bernie disappointed them. He also did not help Hillary nor the democratic party. Trump said and knew the election was rigged for him. He said it everyday. The election was rigged. And crimes were committed. And this liar knows it.

  11. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Hilary got more votes than what has been said. The hacking changed votes. And the secret electoral voters were bribed, extorted, threatened or manipulated somehow. Trump behaves like a 12 yr old liar and old man in liar denial. American's are sick and tired of this OUTRAGEOUS crime spree on our country and demand that those responsible are charged and convicted for their crimes.

  12. Anonymous2:00 PM

    Well Chuck certainly sounds fired up!
    Who wants to win? Single payer anyone?
    Yeah, I hear ya...Screw incrementalism!

    Chuck Schumer on This Week
    (ABC) 6/25/17


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