Category: Trump

Trump Continues To Build the Jan. 6 Committee’s Case Against Him | The Smirking Chimp

Trump is still crying out for War, “stand back” and “stand by”. If nothing untoward occurred why did so many of his activist supporters beg for pardons well before the Committee even came to being?

Carpenter, in a listicle published by the conservative website The Bulwark on June 21, lays out three ways in which Trump continues to prove that the committee’s arguments against him are spot on: (1) “Trump is still targeting Pence,” (2) “Trump is still defending the rioters,” and (3) “Trump is still using inciteful rhetoric.”

Source: Trump Continues To Build the Jan. 6 Committee’s Case Against Him | The Smirking Chimp

Trump initially said ending Roe v. Wade would be bad for Republicans | Salon.com

Donald Trump (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump too two steps forward to reverse ROE v WADE and now has tried to take 3 steps back saying not my call but “Gods”

Trump reportedly told people in private that a reversal of Roe will anger Republicans and anger women

Despite the fact that he helped facilitate today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade, former President Donald Trump has said privately reversing the landmark ruling wouldn’t be a good thing for the Republican Party, The New York Times reports.

After a draft of the coming decision was leaked in May, Trump reportedly told people repeatedly that he believes it will be “bad for Republicans.”

“The decision, Mr. Trump has told friends and advisers, will anger suburban women, a group who helped tilt the 2020 presidential race to Joseph R. Biden Jr., and will lead to a backlash against Republicans in the November midterm elections,” The Times reports. “In other conversations, Mr. Trump has told people that measures like the six-week abortion ban in Texas, which allows people to file lawsuits against those who enable abortions beyond that time-frame, are ‘so stupid,’ according to a person with direct knowledge of the discussions. The Supreme Court let the measure stand in December 2021.”

In an interview with Fox News about the ruling, Trump dodged a question about the role he played and instead said “God made the decision.”

Source: Trump initially said ending Roe v. Wade would be bad for Republicans | Salon.com

‘Fewer rights than their grandmothers’: read three justices’ searing abortion dissent | Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan | The Guardian

‘With sorrow – for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection – we dissent.’

It’s a great day for politics but hell of a day for the Republican Party that got what they wished for but lost voting women in the base by doing it. Even Trump is denying he had any part in this decision but was “doing gods will”. What coward the man in fact is.

After today, young women will come of age with fewer rights than their mothers and grandmothers had. The majority accomplishes that result without so much as considering how women have relied on the right to choose or what it means to take that right away. The majority’s refusal even to consider the life-altering consequences of reversing Roe and Casey is a stunning indictment of its decision.

Source: ‘Fewer rights than their grandmothers’: read three justices’ searing abortion dissent | Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan | The Guardian

Trump Reportedly Is Not Thrilled About the Overturn of Roe v. Wade Although He Contributed to It | The Smirking Chimp

The Two-Faced President does it again.

Publicly, former President Donald Trump is taking credit for the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade and ultimately revoking women’s rights to legal abortions. But, behind closed doors, he reportedly is not thrilled about the ruling.

Source: Trump Reportedly Is Not Thrilled About the Overturn of Roe v. Wade Although He Contributed to It | The Smirking Chimp

Truth about Trump “starting to sink in” for Republicans, says Morning Joe | Salon.com

Former U.S. President Donald Trump exits the stage after speaking during a rally hosted by the former president at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on April 23, 2022 in Delaware, Ohio. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was shocked by the results of a new poll showing a majority of Americans — including one in five Republicans — think Donald Trump should be prosecuted.

Source: Truth about Trump “starting to sink in” for Republicans, says Morning Joe | Salon.com

New Poll Finds 6 in 10 US Adults Support Prosecuting Trump for January 6 Capitol Attack – Mother Jones

According to a new poll from ABC News/Ipsos, 58 percent of US adults support prosecuting Trump for the riot—including 91 percent of Democrats and 19 percent of Republicans. (About 60 percent of independents believe Trump should be charged.)

Source: New Poll Finds 6 in 10 US Adults Support Prosecuting Trump for January 6 Capitol Attack – Mother Jones

Trump Compares Himself To Martin Luther King | Crooks and Liars

Trump Compares Himself To Martin Luther King

When John Lennon said the Beatles had a bigger following than Christ he was right but misunderstood. Trump actually believes he has a bigger following than MLK. He’s speaking to Southern Christian Evangelists and wants them onside. They fill his coffers with gold and believe they are America.

Speaking to a crowd of evangelicals at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Nashville on Friday, Trump claimed his speech at the outside the US Capitol on January 6 was more massive than Martin Luther King’s I had a dream speech.

This is sick on so many levels.

Source: Trump Compares Himself To Martin Luther King | Crooks and Liars

‘Schoolyard Bully’ Donald Trump Mocked for Telling Mike Pence ‘I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend Anymore’ | The Smirking Chimp

” No no no, you don’t understand Mike, you can do this,” he reportedly insisted, adding, “I don’t want to be your friend anymore if you don’t do this.”

Source: ‘Schoolyard Bully’ Donald Trump Mocked for Telling Mike Pence ‘I Don’t Want To Be Your Friend Anymore’ | The Smirking Chimp

Trump Says He’ll Look ‘Very Seriously’ At Pardoning Jan. 6 Defendants If Reelected | HuffPost Latest News

Donald Trump said Friday that he would look “very, very seriously” at pardoning his supporters who were charged in last year’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol if he’s elected president again.

Source: Trump Says He’ll Look ‘Very Seriously’ At Pardoning Jan. 6 Defendants If Reelected | HuffPost Latest News

Truth Social Is Banning Anyone Who Mentions The Jan. 6 Hearing | Crooks and Liars

Truth Social Is Banning Anyone Who Mentions The Jan. 6 Hearing

Former President Donald Trump’s social site describes itself as “Truth Social is America’s “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating on the basis of political ideology.” However, unsurprisingly, that’s not true.

Conservatives pretend they are staunch First Amendment supporters, but that isn’t true either. Trump exploded on Truth Social last night during the first of a series of Jan. 6 hearings which revealed that even Bloaty McBatshit’s daughter, Ivanka, didn’t believe the 2020 election was stolen. And over Bill Barr’s testimony. So, Trump’s site started banning anyone that mentioned the hearing because he has tender feelings.

Source: Truth Social Is Banning Anyone Who Mentions The Jan. 6 Hearing | Crooks and Liars

Trump rebuked with stinging losses in Georgia GOP contests – Twin Cities

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president and his conspiracy-fueled politics in a critical swing state.

Source: Trump rebuked with stinging losses in Georgia GOP contests – Twin Cities

Elon Musk says he would let Trump back on Twitter. History shows us why that’s dangerous. | Media Matters for America

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Musk: The decision to ban Trump from Twitter “was a morally bad decision” and “I would reverse the perma-ban.”

Source: Elon Musk says he would let Trump back on Twitter. History shows us why that’s dangerous. | Media Matters for America

Bannon Associates Plead Guilty in ‘Build the Wall’ Fraud Case

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Trump pardoned Steve Bannon as one of his last acts in office. 2 other associates in Bannon’s criminal case just admitted to fraud.

Two of the defendants in the “Build The Wall” fraud cases that involved Steve Bannon entered guilty pleas in federal court on Thursday.

Source: Bannon Associates Plead Guilty in ‘Build the Wall’ Fraud Case

Right-wing media ask Elon Musk to end Twitter’s nonexistent censorship and bring Trump back to the platform | Media Matters for America

cutout image of Elon Musk with a background of Twitter logos

Money over truth

Conservative commentators use Musk’s investment in Twitter to push for Trump’s return to the platform and rehash old false claims of right-wing censorship on social media

Source: Right-wing media ask Elon Musk to end Twitter’s nonexistent censorship and bring Trump back to platformRight-wing media ask Elon Musk to end Twitter’s nonexistent censorship and bring Trump back to platformRight-wing media ask Elon Musk to end Twitter’s n | Media Matters for America

Trump’s Plea To Putin For Hunter Biden Dirt Is ‘Worst Thing Possible,’ Says Gov. Larry Hogan | HuffPost Latest News

Trump asks Putin to save him as American’s turn their backs.

For a former president to appeal to the Russian leader for political help amid the “atrocities” in Ukraine is “completely unacceptable,” the GOP governor said.

Source: Trump’s Plea To Putin For Hunter Biden Dirt Is ‘Worst Thing Possible,’ Says Gov. Larry Hogan | HuffPost Latest News

Watch: ‘Donald Trump Is Mentally Unwell’ Says CNN’s Harwood in Warning to GOP | The Smirking Chimp

Donald Trump by definition is mentally ill. He’s openly ready to self-harm and is definitely intent on harming others.

CNN reports that in “a new interview published Tuesday, former President Donald Trump called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release any damaging information he has about the Biden family, in a brazen request for domestic political assistance from America’s top adversary.” Watch Harwood:

Source: Watch: ‘Donald Trump Is Mentally Unwell’ Says CNN’s Harwood in Warning to GOP | The Smirking Chimp

Trump Begs Putin To Dig Up Dirt On The Bidens While Invading Ukraine | Crooks and Liars

Trump Begs Putin To Dig Up Dirt On The Bidens While Invading Ukraine

Just another perfect, not-quid pro quo, request. But he leaves Julian Assange, ex- Wikileaks boss and once Trump hero  under the bus after doing his Russian email dump of Hilary’s emails

Source: Trump Begs Putin To Dig Up Dirt On The Bidens While Invading Ukraine | Crooks and Liars

Trump’s Attempt To Overturn Election Was a Crime, Federal Judge Says – NowThis

Former president Donald Trump will likely face charges for a felony crime for his role in the spread of misinformation regarding the 2020 presidential election.

Source: Trump’s Attempt To Overturn Election Was a Crime, Federal Judge Says – NowThis

Trump Refuses to Condemn Putin Despite Sean Hannity Begging Him To – Rolling Stone

TOPSHOT - Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2022 (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on February 26, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Putin loved Trump he was doing his work for him. Trump would have certainly supported the invasion as he did Israel’s illegal occupations. Israel even branded part of the Golan Heights after him and Trump loved it.

The only other bit of strategy Trump has suggested came on Saturday, when he mused that the U.S. should bomb Russia with planes disguised as if they came from China.

Source: Trump Refuses to Condemn Putin Despite Sean Hannity Begging Him To – Rolling Stone

“If I do this, what do I have to lose?”: New documents show Trump feared no consequences for a coup | Salon.com

Donald Trump (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

The Trump Principle ” Can I get away with it and at what cost ? ” Just think Atlantic City!!

There is one simple reason why Donald Trump orchestrated his coup — one which led to a violent insurrection on January 6, 2021: He didn’t think he’d ever face consequences for doing so. A document filed by the January 6 committee with a California federal court on Wednesday confirmed it. The document is filed on a narrow question about obtaining documents from likely Trump co-conspirator John Eastman, who is claiming attorney-client privilege. But that privilege doesn’t give lawyers the right to conspire to commit crimes with their clients, which is exactly what the committee alleges Eastman and Trump were doing. “The Select Committee also has a good-faith basis for concluding that the President and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States.”

Source: “If I do this, what do I have to lose?”: New documents show Trump feared no consequences for a coup | Salon.com

Roger Stone raged at ‘disgrace’ Trump over failure to overturn election – report | Roger Stone | The Guardian

Roger Stone in December 2019. Trump commuted a three-year sentence handed to Stone for obstructing Congress during the Russia investigation.

Close Donald Trump ally Roger Stone raged at the former US president in the aftermath of the failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election, according to a report from the Washington Post, telling a friend that Trump was a “disgrace” who would go to prison and adding: “He betrayed everybody.”

Source: Roger Stone raged at ‘disgrace’ Trump over failure to overturn election – report | Roger Stone | The Guardian

Joining Steve Bannon, Trump endorses “precinct strategy” empowering QAnon conspiracy theorists and election deniers | Media Matters for America

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Dreaming of a Leninist Revolution in America? It starts “from the ground up”!! Sounds like Trump and Bannon are recalling the KKK and right-wing militia back to councils, PTAs and local white churches. Bring your weapons is recommended!!  Yet he and Trump deny they incite violence.

At least 8,500 new Republican precinct officers (or equivalent lowest-level officials) joined those county parties. We also looked at equivalent Democratic posts and found no similar surge.” Schultz has also advocated that those who obtain these local Republican Party positions should be prepared to inflict violence in carrying out their roles, telling supporters during a July conference call, “Make sure everybody’s got a baseball bat. … I’m serious about this. Make sure you’ve got people who are armed.” Bannon’s hosting of Schultz on his broadcast has been credited with the popularization of the so-called “independent legislature doctrine,” a radical and previously obscure legal theory that would allow a state legislature to unilaterally overturn election results — an anti-democratic concept that has been embraced by many state Republican legislators in the wake of Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election. In a new statement, Trump yesterday cited Schultz by name and touted his “precinct strategy” as a way that “we can take back our great Country from the ground up.”

Source: Joining Steve Bannon, Trump endorses “precinct strategy” empowering QAnon conspiracy theorists and election deniers | Media Matters for America

‘Traitorous, Narcissistic Sociopath’: Experts Stunned After ‘Small, Weak, Powerless’ Trump Praises Putin at CPAC | The Smirking Chimp

Vanity Fair’s Joe Hagan says Trump is a “Small, weak, powerless man facing multiple lawsuits, enormous bank loans, fast-shrinking political clout and a world leaving him behind faster than he can possibly realize.” Former federal prosecutor Ron Filipkowski sounds stunned: “Even by Trump’s standards, this is utterly repulsive. There has never been any former president, at any time in our history, who has ever said things like this about our country during time of conflict. Just vile.”

Source: ‘Traitorous, Narcissistic Sociopath’: Experts Stunned After ‘Small, Weak, Powerless’ Trump Praises Putin at CPAC | The Smirking Chimp

Donald Trump Slammed After Claiming Credit for NATO, Arming Ukraine

Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump met with sharp criticism on Monday after he released a new statement taking credit for the success of NATO and claiming to have helped arm Ukraine.

Critics of Trump quickly condemned this statement, noting his historic opposition to NATO and pointing out that his administration previously withheld military assistance from Ukraine in order to seek information on Joe Biden.

Source: Donald Trump Slammed After Claiming Credit for NATO, Arming Ukraine

After 4 Years Of Helping Putin, Trump Claims He Was Tough On Russian Dictator | HuffPost Latest News

Former President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Feb. 26 in Orlando, Florida.

This is a Capitalist Democracy where any notion of a greater good is built on myth of great men as being the drivers of history.

Trump praised Putin for four years, made excuses for his Crimea invasion, and tried to extort Ukraine’s president while holding hostage $391 million in aid.

Source: After 4 Years Of Helping Putin, Trump Claims He Was Tough On Russian Dictator | HuffPost Latest News

Here’s How Trump’s Russia “Hoax” Led to Death and Destruction in Ukraine – Mother Jones

Trump’s double-cross of the Kurds in the Middle East his attack on China and his ability to divide America provided Russia and Putin with a massive right wing opportunity to wedge the Western world  and start a war in Europe.

Putin had helped bring about a regime change in the most powerful nation of the world, installing in office an utterly inexperienced fellow who had been heaping praise on the corrupt Russian autocrat for years. What a victory! On election night 2016, an employee of Russia’s Internet Research Agency, which had been a key part of the Kremlin operation, sent a message reporting that cyber operatives there “uncorked a tiny bottle of champagne” when they found out Trump had won and “uttered almost in unison: ‘We made America great.’” At a celebration in Moscow, Dmitry Drobnitsky, a writer for pro-Kremlin outlets, exclaimed, “This is the real reset of the Western world.”

Source: Here’s How Trump’s Russia “Hoax” Led to Death and Destruction in Ukraine – Mother Jones

Trump praises Putin again even as the Russian invasion of Ukraine looms, saying the Russian president is ‘playing Biden like a drum’

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Trump is the equivalent of a Russian Oligarch living in the US. A completely transactiona manl who works and operates like an ice-berg, only 10% visible, the rest secretive and in the dark. Putin, Kim, have all used DJT to advance their cause as has Israel. Trump runs free while Snowden, Assange have done little or nothing in comparison to the Manchurian Candidate who became President hoping to line the family coffers. He stole secret government files and shredded others including his list of White House visitors.

Former President Donald Trump has continued to praise Russian President Vladimir Putin, even as a full-scale attack on Ukraine looms.

Source: Trump praises Putin again even as the Russian invasion of Ukraine looms, saying the Russian president is ‘playing Biden like a drum’

Fake news alert! Donald Trump’s new social media app is a triumph | Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian

Donald Trump and Devin Nunes at a ceremony to sign a ‘Presidential Memorandum Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West’ in 2018.

You do have to laugh it’s really so tragic

A cynic might wonder whether the fact that you are not allowed to say mean things about Trump on his app may factor in why Melania doesn’t appear to be a big fan of her husband’s latest venture. A couple of weeks ago, you see, the former first lady entered into a “special arrangement” to share “exclusive communications” with the conservative social media app Parler. Why would she announce an exclusive relationship with a direct competitor to Truth Social shortly before it launched ? I’m not even going to begin to speculate. The truth is out there, but there’s a very long waiting list to get to it.

Source: Fake news alert! Donald Trump’s new social media app is a triumph | Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian

Opinion | George Conway: The beginning of the end for Trump? – The Washington Post

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Oct. 9, 2021.

On Thursday, a judge in New York ordered Trump, along with his daughter Ivanka and his son Donald Jr., to testify within 21 days at civil depositions in the New York attorney general’s investigation of potential fraud at the Trump Organization. The judge’s opinion brutally rejected Trump’s arguments for blocking the depositions: It would have been “blatant dereliction of duty” for the attorney general not to take the testimony, the judge explained, because prosecutors have unearthed “copious evidence of possible financial fraud” in Trump’s business.That evidence includes a letter that might turn out to be, as a practical matter, the biggest blow Trump has ever suffered, even bigger than his six corporate bankruptcies and two presidential impeachments. A blow dealt not by prosecutors, plaintiffs, politicos or the press — but by his own longtime accountants.

Source: Opinion | George Conway: The beginning of the end for Trump? – The Washington Post

Confirmed: National Archives tells Congress Trump took classified documents from White House | Salon.com

Donald Trump | Mar-A-Lago (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

The American Justice System is so complex that all Trump does is employ lawyers to delay delay delay until he can eventually get it to an appeal in a  court of Trump-appointed judges.  Then  seems he only pays lawyers if they win. If I was a White House staffer and took classified docs did  I’d be jailed. If  I showed or sold them, then treason could well be the charge. Shit look what they are doing to Julian Assange and did to Snowden.

The National Archives has confirmed that former President Donald Trump took classified national security documents with him to Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House in January 2021.

Source: Confirmed: National Archives tells Congress Trump took classified documents from White House | Salon.com

Yeah, Biden Is NOT Going To Protect Trump’s White House Visitor Logs | Crooks and Liars

Yeah, Biden Is NOT Going To Protect Trump's White House Visitor Logs

Trump’s whole life has been a secret so why the surprise his Presidency has.

However, under Donald Trump, those logs quickly became a source for nothing but frustration as right out of the gate Trump decided to keep White House visitor logs a secret. That policy became official in April 2017, with the Trump White House making claims that they couldn’t release what Obama had spent eight years releasing “for reasons of national security.” As a result, for the next five years Devin Nunes could wander in after leaping from an Uber, Michael Flynn could visit to propose a military takeover, or Ted Nugent could stop by to join Trump in some locker room talk, but all of it was only as visible as Trump wanted it to be.

Source: Yeah, Biden Is NOT Going To Protect Trump’s White House Visitor Logs | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Buries The Trump Accounting Firm Story | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Buries The Trump Accounting Firm Story

Headlines across America except

Fox News Buries The Trump Accounting Firm Story

Fox News devoted twenty-three SECONDS of coverage to Mazars separating from Trump and declaring their financials ‘unreliable.’

Source: Fox News Buries The Trump Accounting Firm Story | Crooks and Liars

Republicans have dropped the mask — they openly support fascism. What do we do about it? | Salon.com

Donald Trump | The US Capitol Riot on January 6, 2021 (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

Trump couldn’t wait to respond. To respond to what he thought of Putin and how terrific and clever a leader he was.

“I think he has a great way. He’s a leader. He’s sharp. He’s at the top of his game.” Trump said with love in his eyes.

He continued, “Our guy was never at the top of his game. You could go back 30 years ago, he wasn’t at the top of his game.”

Now, more than a year after the attack on the Capitol, there is a mountain of evidence that confirms what was obvious at the time, and even before: Trump’s coup attempt was a highly coordinated nationwide effort, whose ultimate goal was to overthrow multiracial democracy and install Trump as de facto dictator. Ultimately, the Republican Party’s embrace of fascism as a now-indispensable part of its identity should not be a surprise. This devolution was years in the making. In a recent essay for the New Republic, Michael Tomasky summarizes this:

Source: Republicans have dropped the mask — they openly support fascism. What do we do about it? | Salon.com

Trump Committed Crimes When He Took ‘Top Secret’ Files: If Prosecution Is ‘Politicizing the Law’ — Then He’s Above It | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News in 2016 declared “America Cared about Hilary’s emails” in 2022 they are saying “Nobody Cared about Hilary or now Trump ”

The Republicans stand to benefit twice from their persecution of Hillary Clinton. They reaped the political benefits of a frivolous investigation in 2016. What’s more, that investigation was so obviously frivolous and malicious that it has discredited the whole idea of prosecuting high-ranking elected officials for misusing classified information. Trump might actually get away with stealing classified information because Republicans have made this kind of investigation synonymous with a political witch hunt. The laws against mishandling classified information have teeth for a reason. If laws governing the handling of classified information become a dead letter, the Republicans will have struck another grave blow against the rule of law.

Source: Trump Committed Crimes When He Took ‘Top Secret’ Files: If Prosecution Is ‘Politicizing the Law’ — Then He’s Above It | The Smirking Chimp

Can Trump Be Barred for Running for President Because He Flushed Papers Down a Toilet? – Mother Jones

“It would raise a substantial constitutional question,” he says, “because it would constitute Congress placing an additional qualification on the office of the presidency after the Constitution itself had established the criteria. But it is an open question of law. The final resolution would be up to the courts and the Supreme Court.” The old saw is that Al Capone met his demise because of tax crimes. It’s unlikely Trump will meet his because he flushed papers down the White House commode.

Source: Can Trump Be Barred for Running for President Because He Flushed Papers Down a Toilet? – Mother Jones

Trump’s “love letters” from Kim Jong-un spirited from White House, seized at Mar-a-Lago: report | Salon.com

Donald Trump (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trumpism and self aggrandisment formula

  1. Always hide things and use people  2) ensure the next Administration flies blind leave nothing behind 3) Serve yourself never the Country

Former President Donald Trump improperly removed boxes of documents from the White House that were seized last month by the National Archives And Records Administration, according to the Washington Post. Trump has repeatedly run afoul of the Presidential Records Act, which requires all official documents and gifts to be preserved. Trump repeatedly tore up documents in violation of the law and White House staffers routinely put documents in “burn bags” to be destroyed, the Post reported last week. The National Archives said that some of the documents it has turned over to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot were torn up and had to be taped back together. The National Archives also retrieved boxes of documents that had not been turned over at Mar-a-Lago in January, according to the Post. Trump advisers denied any “nefarious intent” to the outlet, which noted that the boxes contained gifts and letters from world leaders, including a letter from former President Barack Obama and letters from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, which Trump once described as “love letters.”

Source: Trump’s “love letters” from Kim Jong-un spirited from White House, seized at Mar-a-Lago: report | Salon.com

Republicans back Pence rebuke of Trump on overturning 2020 election | TheHill

Former Vice President Mike Pence holds his arms out wide in a gesture as he speaks from a podium.

A number of GOP figures on Sunday said they backed former Vice President Mike Pence in his rebuke of former President Trump’s claim that he had the authority to overturn the 2020 election results.

Source: Republicans back Pence rebuke of Trump on overturning 2020 election | TheHill

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Two New Memos Show How Trump Was Involved In Coup | Crooks and Liars

Two New Memos Show How Trump Was Involved In Coup

Donald Trump was way more involved in the plot to overthrow the government in the days and weeks leading up to January 6th. Not only did he stoke the insurrection ON January 6th, but he appears to have been deeply involved in the Fake Elector scheme pushed by Eastman, Guiliani and others. Two memos and an unsigned executive order have been discovered – so far – and the goal was always the same: to somehow find a way to overturn the 2020 election. Fake electors, securing voting machines, fake NSA data and even a military coup! All were ideas tossed around

Source: Two New Memos Show How Trump Was Involved In Coup | Crooks and Liars

New Revelations Show Trump’s Coup Failed Because He’s a Coward Who Hid Behind His Lackeys | The Smirking Chimp

Trump’s gutlessness may have kept him from stealing the election, but it probably also helped him stay out of prison. And as long as he’s a free man, he will be able to try again — and this time, with an army of people who are ready to take the risks for him.

Source: New Revelations Show Trump’s Coup Failed Because He’s a Coward Who Hid Behind His Lackeys | The Smirking Chimp

At Texas Rally, Trump All but Promised a Racially Charged Civil War If He’s Indicted | The Smirking Chimp

Trump’s chief weapons are fear and intimidation. To save American democracy, the people tasked with getting to the bottom of a former president’s high crimes and misdemeanors — on Capitol Hill and in those key courthouses — must be ready for the violence that Trump is inciting, and must summon the courage to finish their job. My fear is that Trump’s speech in Conroe will live in infamy — but the only reason it happened at all is because we have not held Trump to account for attempting to wreck American democracy on Jan. 6 … not yet. Now, Trump has told us in no uncertain terms how he plans to break the nation this time. We can act forcefully to stop his new insurrection and punish his past crimes — or we can sit back and let the comet of autocracy strike.

Source: At Texas Rally, Trump All but Promised a Racially Charged Civil War If He’s Indicted | The Smirking Chimp

Trump Declares Support for January 6 Insurrectionists – Mother Jones

Hucksters and showmen throughout history sold black as white and white as black and that’s all they had for sale. America was the land of hucksters whose slogan was “Buyer Beware. “Pea Knuckle” and “Three Card Monty” players set up their tables on the street and Ponzi officiandos in the boiler rooms of Wall St. All had one thing in common. However they’d run if on the street and saw cops coming or hire the best lawyers in the country if they had  blue ribbon seats. Donald Trump was never self-made he was trained from birth to be a blue-ribbon con man never delivering what he promised. The promise today that he’s what the American Constitution intended a real President to be. Somebody who would dare try and and auction his wife’s hat for $250,000 and call it an investment.

During a speech at a rally in Texas on Saturday, Donald Trump further escalated his efforts to whitewash the horrific assault on the US Capitol that took place just over a year ago. As he floated another run for president in 2024, Trump suggested to a crowd of supporters that the more than 700 people charged so far in connection with the siege of Congress on January 6, 2021, are being wrongly penalized and could be pardoned by him for their crimes. “If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly,” Trump said. “We will treat them fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons. Because they are being treated so unfairly.”

Source: Trump Declares Support for January 6 Insurrectionists – Mother Jones

Trump Desperate To See Riots In DC, Atlanta, And NYC | Crooks and Liars

Trump Dangles Pardons For All Jan 6 Insurrectionists If He's Reelected

Donald Trump, retired former blogger and twice impeached loser, had a rally of some sort in Texas on Saturday night. It was filled with the usual “lock her up” chants, conspiracy theories, lies, and right wing hysteria. One section really stood out to me, though. After ranting about investigations into him and his businesses, he actually encouraged his followers and cult members to riot and protest.

Source: Trump Desperate To See Riots In DC, Atlanta, And NYC | Crooks and Liars

Trump’s finance report shows he has a lot less cash than he claimed in his final year in office | Salon.com

Donald Trump and Melania Trump step out of Marine One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021.  (ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The huckster who claimed to be someone else

Forbes has reviewed campaign finance disclosures from former President Donald Trump and discovered that he apparently had far less cash in his final year of office than he claimed.

Source: Trump’s finance report shows he has a lot less cash than he claimed in his final year in office | Salon.com

Trump’s new legal troubles mount — even as Russia probe officially runs out of steam | Salon.com

Donald Trump; Robert Mueller (Getty/Chris Kleponis/Andrew Burton)

If last week was considered Joe Biden’s no-good, very bad week, there’s a case to be made that this week was Donald Trump’s no-good, even worse week.

Source: Trump’s new legal troubles mount — even as Russia probe officially runs out of steam | Salon.com

Trump insists his phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state was ‘perfect’ after Fulton County DA requests a special grand jury in criminal probe

Trump on phone

From Ukraine to Georgia USA all my calls were “Perfect”

He released the statement after it was reported that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested the formation of a special grand jury to help her office with its ongoing investigation into whether Trump’s efforts to pressure Raffensperger constituted criminal conduct. Prosecutors found “possible criminal disruptions … to unlawfully alter the outcome of the 2020 elections in this state,” Willis’ office said in its letter to a judge requesting the special grand jury. In his phone call to Raffensperger on January 2, 2021, Trump repeatedly asked the secretary of state to “find” an additional 11, 780 votes — one more than the number of votes Joe Biden won Georgia by in the 2020 election — to swing the state’s election results in Trump’s favor. “The people of Georgia are angry — the people in the country are angry,” Trump said during the call, which was first reported on by The Washington Post. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”

Source: Trump insists his phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state was ‘perfect’ after Fulton County DA requests a special grand jury in criminal probe

Eric Trump’s Deposition? He Pleaded The Fifth 500 Times | Crooks and Liars

Eric Trump's Deposition? He Pleaded The Fifth 500 Times

Former President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 500 times over the course of a six-hour deposition to avoid answering questions as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ ongoing civil probe of the Trump Organization.

Source: Eric Trump’s Deposition? He Pleaded The Fifth 500 Times | Crooks and Liars

Newly Released Documents Show Just How Much Trump Officials Meddled With the Census – Mother Jones

While Trump was yelling “The Steal is on”. He was setting up the  Big Steal all along. But he simply ran out of time. As a consequence Pence and Jan 6th became his last chance. However the “look over there” scam hasn’t stopped. He accused the Public Service of being corrupt and meanwhile the Republicans are insuring it is.

Former president Donald Trump made no secret of his interest in meddling with the 2020 Census. But newly released documents show the extraordinary measures his political appointees took to alter the outcome—and the strong pushback they encountered from Census Bureau career staff.

Source: Newly Released Documents Show Just How Much Trump Officials Meddled With the Census – Mother Jones

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