Dictatorship is impending if something isn’t done soon. We cannot wait until the election in November. And we certainly can’t count on the Democrats to defend us:
The Trump Department of Justice has asked Congress to craft legislation allowing chief judges to indefinitely hold people without trial and suspend other constitutionally-protected rights during coronavirus and other emergencies, according to a report by Politico’s Betsy Woodruff Swan.
While the asks from the Department of Justice will likely not come to fruition with a Democratically-controlled House of Representatives, they demonstrate how much this White House has a frightening disregard for rights enumerated in the Constitution.
We might want to ask Giuliani about this. As a matter of fact, why hasn’t Giuliani been arrested yet? He has broken several laws including the Logan Act:
When Republican lawmakers this week abruptly canceled a plan to subpoena a former Ukrainian official in their investigations into the energy firm that hired former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, they said it was to allow more time for senators to receive additional briefings.
But a Ukrainian magazine editor has told CNN that the target of the subpoena, Andrii Telizhenko, once offered him money to lobby US senators on behalf of pro-Russian media outlets.
A former Ukrainian diplomat, Telizhenko is an ally of Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and has been an enthusiastic proponent of the debunked theory that Ukraine, and not Russia, interfered in the 2016 US elections. Telizhenko has also backed Republican claims that Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden, shut down an investigation into the Ukrainian gas company Burisma when his son, Hunter, served on its board. Biden has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
Trump is quite likely contaminated and is spreading the virus. His lies and stupidity are finally catching up to him:
So which is it? The White House physician writes late Friday that there was no need for the President to be tested for the Coronavirus. That he is “without symptoms.” Which is besides the point since you can have contracted the virus and are without symptoms. His proximity to people who have gotten sick warrants that Trump be tested.
On Saturday, during a press conference, Trump said he was tested “last night.” Doesn’t that sound suspicious?
The language used by Trump and his physician is intended to deceive. They talk about no fever or symptoms:
“Last night after an in-depth discussion with the President regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed,” according to the statement about the results released by press secretary Stephanie Grisham with Trump’s permission. “One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the President remains symptom-free. I have been in daily contact with the CDC and White House Coronavirus Task Force, and we are encouraging the implementation of all their best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation.”
Trump said Saturday he had also had his temperature taken Saturday before entering the White House briefing room. The President told reporters that his temperature was normal. The White House physician had previously said in a memo that the President “remains without symptoms, testing for COVID-19 is not currently indicated.”
Asked when he would announce the results of his coronavirus test, the President said that the test was sent to a lab and could take a day or two. Trump said he took the test “only because the press is going crazy.”
Donald Trump won’t allow himself to be tested. So we don’t know if Trump has contracted the Coronavirus.
This is a fact: Over the weekend, at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump came into contact with a Brazilian press aide who was diagnosed Thursday with coronavirus.
Which leads us to another fact: The President of the United States has been exposed to coronavirus.
Despite that indisputable reality, Trump has so far refused to be tested for the virus. Asked about the press aide’s positive test on Thursday, Trump responded this way: “Let’s put it this way, I’m not concerned, OK?”
That’s consistent with his reaction when informed that Reps. Doug Collins of Georgia and Matt Gaetz of Florida had both interacted with a person who had tested positive for coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Committee.
Donald Trump attended a massive campaign-style rally in India on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but footage from the event shows that throngs of people walked out in the middle of the speech as he fumbled his way through it.
But Trump also made some remarks that may not be as well received by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: He highlighted the “very good” U.S. relationship with Pakistan and the importance of unity among India’s various religions.
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL, MSNBC: We begin tonight with another test of America’s ability to be shocked by Donald Trump, who has very deliberately shocked America to the point where he hopes that shock has been replaced by acceptance.
The president is a Russian operative.
That sounds like the description of a bad Hollywood screenplay, but it is real, and it is Vladimir Putin’s greatest achievement, decades after America’s victory in the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the president of the United States is now helping the president of Russia help the president of the United States to get reelected, so that the president of Russia will have four more years of the president of the United States who he wants in the oval office.
Trump isn’t hiding his ambition to create a dictatorship in America. And why not? He’s been able to get away with every crime he’s committed. Remember, Hitler came to power legally. And little by little he created the most evil power structure of the 20th century:
Donald Trump on Friday held a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the course of a rambling speech that spanned such topics as whether CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s wife likes him, and former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech impediment, Trump, for at least the 28th time in a public address, mentioned that he may remain in office past the end of his constitutionally mandated term.
Earlier this month one journalist and author who has followed Trump’s speeches said that he had counted 27 previous occasions on which Trump threatened to stay past the end of his term.
Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him.
The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, the president berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing it to take place, people familiar with the exchange said. Mr. Trump cited the presence in the briefing of Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California, who led the impeachment proceedings against him, as a particular irritant.
During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Trump’s allies challenged the conclusions, arguing that he had been tough on Russia and strengthened European security. Some intelligence officials viewed the briefing as a tactical error, saying that had the official who delivered the conclusion spoken less pointedly or left it out, they would have avoided angering the Republicans.