Monday, March 20, 2017

A president in crisis.

Image result for trump images  Today we learned a couple of things:

1. There is absolutely no evidence that former president Obama tapped Mr. trump's phone.

2. The FBI is investigation collusion between some of the folks on team trump and the Russians.

Let's think about this for a minute. The current president --and the people around him-- are being investigated by the FBI for colluding with a foreign government that is hostile to America.

Be careful when you "drain the swamp",  because you never know what you will find at the bottom of it.

"Highlights from Monday's testimony:
  • For the first time, Director Comey publicly confirmed the FBI is conducting an investigation into whether the Trump campaign "coordinated" with the Russian effort to influence the U.S. election.
  • Comey debunked the Trump Tower wiretapping allegation.
  • Comey noted that it is possible for people to collude with a foreign power without knowing it.
  • Adm. Rogers, the NSA director, dismissed the notion that Britain's GCHQ intelligence service spied on Trump at Obama's direction."
Tonight trump couldn't wait to get out of Washington and hit the campaign trail. Yes, the campaign trial. We are damn near 100 days into his presidency and Mr. Orange Hair is still in campaign mode.    

He was getting all kinds of campaign love tonight. But rather than address the growing crisis surrounding his presidency,  he chose this particular forum to rip Colin Kaepernick of all people.

“And you know, your San Francisco quarterback,”...... “I’m sure nobody ever heard of him. I’m just reporting the news. There was an article today — I love to report the news and then they said I made a mistake, right? I said, ‘No, the people reporting the news made a mistake if it’s wrong.’ But there was an article today, it was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that? I just saw that. I just saw that. I said if I remember that one I’m gonna report it to the people of the Kentucky. Because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag.” [Source]

Yes Donald, let's talk about an out of work quarterback while your administration goes to "hell in a handbasket." I am sure that your minions won't even notice.

*Pic from


Brigade Fifteen said...

Yet another example of the "new normal" since Agent Orange became president:

African business summit in US "has no African delegates after they are all denied visas"

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Whenever you drain a swamp that's when the snakes comes out, but in this case the swamp is filling up with lying snakes. I give it about six months before he and his lying gang are kicked out the White House.

If I were an investigative reporter, I'd be busy investigating Nunes. He makes me wonder why is he trying so hard to cover for a treasonous president? What's in it for him? What is he hiding or trying to keep from coming out?

Trump stepped his foot in quicksand when he lied on President Obama. He's slowly sinking his big mouth and unhealthy, bloated body. Hopefully, an avalanche of truth coming his way will end it all, so that Americans can sleep in peace.

Anonymous said...

Now it's being reported by Reuters that Tillerson, er I mean Exxon/Mobile, will skip the NATO meeting and instead go to Russia. Just can't wait to see his buddy Vladimir huh? Dear god WTF have we gotten ourselves into?

Hey Granny!


Brigade Fifteen said...

"Now it's being reported by Reuters that Tillerson, er I mean Exxon/Mobile, will skip the NATO meeting and instead go to Russia. Just can't wait to see his buddy Vladimir huh? Dear god WTF have we gotten ourselves into?"

Having the US take the side of Russia over NATO must make the citizens of Latvia and Ukraine feel so very safe and secure from invasion.

But it's okay. No worries. I'm sure Ivanka will save the day. She'll sort out all this foreign policy stuff in no time.

Ivanka Trump has West Wing office and will get access to classified information

dinthebeast said...

Rep. Conaway: "And then the conclusion that active measures taken specifically to help president Trump's campaign, you had that by early December, you already had that conclusion?"

Comey: "Correct, they wanted to hurt our democracy, hurt her, help him, I think all three we were confident in at least as early as December.

"...hurt our democracy, hurt her, help him..."

Funny how well those three things line up, especially the first and last.

-Doug in Oakland

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Hey PX

Good to see your fonts again.

Welp PX, some pale folks will go to an extreme if they think it'll hurt those with a darker hue skin, which is why most of our pale folks voted for Trump in the first place. Sad that they'll reap what they sowed. Hate reaps death. In this case, it'll be economic genocide and possibly two wars on American soil. One Civil and one foreign; a bunch of hungry incapitated seniors,infants & children starving, and an illiterate generation of children left behind. The homeless problem and sickness and death will multiply if they pass Trump's proposed budget.

He promised his gullible followers that he was gonna make America safe? However, he wants to cut the Coast Guards'who happen to be the ones protecting our coastlines and waters, which reminds me that Russian spy ship keeps showing up on our coast frequently as if a welcome anchor has been thrown out to them.

The GOP party are pretending to be in denial that our country is being taken over by a coup d'etat. While Comrade Trump, his gang of misfits, and his corrupt money-hungry chilluns are turning the government upside down and sideways while snooping through all our nation's top secrets. I'm not feeling too comfortable with that myself. You never know when they might sell them to the highest bidder being that they're greedy, money hungry folks and not trust worthy.

Trump has demonstated daily that he has a big mouth and talks way too much on Twitter and at Mar-a-Lago about government business. He can't hold water. I'm very uncomfortable with him having the nuclear code for that very reason, but also because he is a warmonger.

Those pale folks were so busy salivating over what they thought would be rolling the clock back to slavery or Jim Crow or freedom to lynch colored folks again. They ignored the warning signs that Trump is crazier than a road lizard and vindictive. To put if bluntly, he's unfit for the position of president. He's not too bright upstairs either. Trump is a habitual liar. He's more dangerous than the average liar though, because he believes his own lies.

Welp, if congress doesn't put a stop to Trump and his children's weekly expensive vacations and the cost of Melania staying in his hotel we'll be bankrupt before you know it.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

On thing about the hearing puzzled me. Where was Sally Yates? She was listed as a witness, but she was a no show. Why?

New York made a smart move by hiring Bharara to continue the investigation of Trump. They should hire Sally Yates too. They'd make a great team.

The Purple Cow said...

21st March 2017. Meters of wall built = 0.

O'Gurl said...

Russian plants in the WH field, who knew? What ppl will do for power and $$$. Pretty much sucks. Hopefully, there will be indictments coming soon.

Puerto Rican women are ugly and their food is shit said...

tr**p has basically been a "President" in crises since election night. Not for one second has he ever been right, ready or prepared for the job.

We're fucked said...

Because making handbags makes her qualified.We are so fucked.

Jersey McJones said...

I'm tellin ya', man, this guy is going to be the first POTUS to shoot himself in office. He's not going to be able to handle the hatred he's generating.


mike from iowa said...

Drumpf's favorite grope toy has her own west wing office and top secret security clearance and she is not a member of official WH staff. How convenient for her to sit in top secret meetings and relay info to her brothers so they can make ground floor business deals w/o involving dear old haggard looking dad Donnie?

Will the 25th ever get here?

Wesley R said...

This guy is going to make a ton of money while president and make us the joke of the world.

mike from iowa said...

Many people say Ivanka translates as daddy's favorite grope toy.

If Drumpf wants something to grope, maybe he should focus on grasping reality. 25th where are you?

mike from iowa said...

Just put Drumpf under oath, ask a question and can his ass when he lies, because you know he will lie. He is incapable of ever telling the truth.

Then repeat with Pence and shit can his ass and then proceed to shit can Luin' Ryan and all other wingnuts and replace them all with decent, honorable Libs and make America better. Problems solved.

Lance Cockstrong said...

These wild and wacky right wingers, paradoxically divided by the very hatred that unites them. Much as they hate Butt Trumpet’s (and each other’s) guts, they know the shit hits the fan if he coughs up the tax returns. And so we have the likes of Trey Gumby, bless his pointy little head, scrambling to redefine the evidence as the crime. And President Stupefaction? Perpetually drifting back to reliving his campaign fantasy ... reality is for those who can’t deal with drugs ...

mike from iowa said...

Peter Daou ✔ @peterdaou
2. The Trump campaign WAS UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION during the campaign and voters were NEVER told. Truly staggering. Game-changer.
3:04 PM - 20 Mar 2017

What if the voters had been told crooked Drumpf was under investigation-just like HRC?

mike from iowa said...

Wisconsin dairies are having trouble keeping undocumented workers due to Drumpf's immigration policies. I guess wingnuts will have to step up and fill the void or the dairies will go out of business and there won't be any milk to spill so wingnuts will have nothing to cry over.


mike from iowa said...

What whiny wingnuts refuse to believe or understand is these workers pay SS and Medicare taxes but will never collect on them because they are undocumented. They don't get access to other government programs-including health care- for the very same reasons. Wingnuts just prefer to repeat, verbatim, wingnut talking points about how thee people are a burden to the tax payers. Shit fer brains wingnuts.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that Comrade Trump refused to believe despite his past association with numerous nefarious characters, for example, surrounding his purchase of an Atlantic City casino that there is no way on earth but through President Obama would he have fallen under the FBI/CIA radar and been wiretapped. The fact that this bigoted racist white Neanderthal would try to use the former president of the United States of America as a ruse for his possibly being bug or a diversion to throw the public from their demand to have the Comrade investigated for his possible Russian Federation ties is cowardly on a scale only someone who thought his white privilege cup over runneth would conceive.

dinthebeast said...

So Trump Tower, but not Trump, was wiretapped. A Russian gambling and money laundering operation on the 63rd floor was busted and everyone except the Russian running it was indicted (he is still "at large" which apparently means "in Moscow going to a lot of expensive restaurants).
So now that Trump has been officially, publicly, proven wrong, will he own up to it?
Nah, just kidding, of course he won't. He'll lie and blame his own stupid, stupid, behavior on anyone he can.
Which reminds me "There goes the judge, there goes the judge..."

-Doug in Oakland

field negro said...

Is that British intelligence officer who prepared the dossier on trump still in hiding?

mike from iowa said...

Drumpf's "very talented legal mind" @ Fake Noize has been benched indefinitely. Yup-Napolitano has been taken off the air, at least fer now.

mike from iowa said...

As near as I can find, Steele is still in hiding, what with Russians dropping like flies left and right.

mike from iowa said...

This was aimed at Obama, but it will apply to Drumpf as well. It is shaping up to be a real bad week for Drumpf. I figure he heads to Drumpf Dump South on Wednesday and spends the rest of his term playing golf.

Here comes the Scotus overreach tewwets in 3-2-1

Anonymous said...

Upcoming "house negress" of the day: Mary Elizabeth Taylor. Object of the set designers to add some colour to the background of Neil "the deal" Gorsuch confirmation hearing.

Unknown said...

"Having the US take the side of Russia over NATO must make the citizens of Latvia and Ukraine feel so very safe and secure from invasion."

You'd take the US to war over Latvia, 'cuz Trump? LOL, TRiUMPh has you lefties inside out, backwards, and tied in knots.

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dinthebeast said...

Field: Nope. Christopher Steele is "back at work" and Adam Schiff has talked about getting him to testify, even going so far as to offer to interview him at home if that's all he can manage.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

Mark Nagle-derp. We can't take the country to war because we didn't collude with Russia and the FBI to install Drumpf as bogus potus. OTOH, Drumpf prolly will invade Latvia as a present to yoouge dick Putin, except America will get bogged down in another unnecessary illegal war we can't win and it will cost trillions of dollars and countless lives wasted for nothing.

dinthebeast said...

You'd take the US to war over lies, 'cuz Cheney? LOL, Rovine Spongiform Encephalopothy has you right wing idiots inside out, backwards, and tied in knots.

There, I fixed it for you.

-Doug in Oakland

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

I can't help but wonder if Rex Tillerson passing up the NATO meeting and going to Russia instead means that he's seeking refuge because he knows that the doo-doo is getting ready to hit the fan and plans to git while the gettin is good. Either that or he went to try and smooth things over with Putin or share some of our State Department’s top secrets.

Jersey McJones,

I think Trump is too narcissist to kill himself. If he does die by a violent death, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s because he owes Putin a large sum of money and scams him like he did his employees and other business people. Unlike his employees and those business people though, it would be an unwise to play that game with Putin. Russian gangsters are adept in killing people without using a gun and making it look like a natural death. Putin is the richest man in the world. Sad to say we have some people in this world that love money so much they’d kill their own mother. Although since Trump tops the list of the most hated person in the world,some folks would probably do it free of charge.

In the meantime, this is what’s happening in America under Comrade Trump:

mike from iowa said...

There was one precedential candidate under FBI investigation at the time of the last election. His name was not Hillary Rodham Clinton. Imagine how the election most probably turns out if Drumpf had been outed instead of non-sense about overly investigated emails?

Wingnuts screwed America over again.

Lance Cockstrong said...

Imagine if we presented a candidate who put up a fight. Instead of a tailor made punching bag who went all in on the debates but otherwise preferred to play kissyface with the donor class and otherwise stay out of sight except for lame apologies for the emails and other assorted nonsense, putting coal miners out of business, wipe the server with a cloth, basket of deplorables that she had to apologize for.

Brigade Fifteen said...

"You'd take the US to war over Latvia, 'cuz Trump? LOL, TRiUMPh has you lefties inside out, backwards, and tied in knots."

Well, let's see. If we let Putin gobble up Latvia, what country will he take next? Poland? Germany? France? We don't know his plans. Why not let him have all of Europe if he feels like it? Putting aside the morality of sacrificing our allies like that, the EU is only one of our biggest trade markets, so it'd be kind of a bit hit to our economy.

And I've said this before and will say it again: There wouldn't be a war over Latvia or any other country in Eastern Europe if we faced off against Russia. If NATO moved troops in (which, let's be real, NATO is mostly OUR troops), that would be the end of Putin's territorial ambitions in Europe.

Do you have any idea how puny Russia's military is compared to ours? Just to give you an idea, the amount by which Trump has decided to increase the US defense budget is equal to the ENTIRE annual Russian military budget. About the only way Putin could respond is to kick off a nuclear war -- and he isn't going to do that. He's an asshole, but he's not stark raving insane.

Putin knows he can't get what he wants unless we let him take it. Why do you think he intervened in our election to put his idiotic, fat, orange flunky in the White House?

dinthebeast said...

Putin won't hurt Trump, Putin is hurting the US/the West with Trump, and so far Trump is performing exactly to spec.

-Doug in Oakland

field negro said...

"Upcoming "house negress" of the day: Mary Elizabeth Taylor. Object of the set designers to add some colour to the background of Neil "the deal" Gorsuch confirmation hearing."


mike from iowa said...

Snowgrift Snookie Palin wants Drumpf to fire Comey because he is/was too involved in the Clinton Foundation. No squawking out her pie hole when Comey and the FBI aided and abetted Drumpf's campaign. Palin has no ox being gored. She cooked it up into moose chili or some damn thing.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

"Key witness in Preet Bharara’s Russian crime probe was just thrown from fourth floor of building … #TrumpRussia"

Anonymous said...

Nah Granny, Rexxon/mobile is going there to ease the sanctions and get that oil deal going. Is anybody gonna be surprised when that happens?


Anonymous said...

Oh dear god Mike, you mentioned her name!!!!


Anonymous said...

Conservatives have always projected their grift on others. That's why they fight so hard against civil rights because they think if us blahs get in power we'll do what they did. They've perfected the "both sides do it" argument to excuse any and all of their actions.


mike from iowa said...

My humblest apologies, Anonymous. I received anti-venom from pasteurized moosecowhorsies when I first heard of her. I am totally immune from her venomous ways. Barstool's venom, too.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Secret Service asked for $60 million extra for Trump-era travel and protection, documents show ~Washingtonpost~
The funding request, which was rejected offers the most detailed estimate yet of rising cost rlated to the first family's elaborate lifestyle."

Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intel briefing ~Associated Press~

"Nunes notably did not appear alongside Rep. Adam Schiff, the intelligence committee's top Democrat. A Schiff spokesman said Nunes had not informed his Democratic counterpart before disclosing the new information publicly."

Schiff: I have 'grave concerns' over Nunes' surveillance claims ~The Hill by Nikita Vladimirov~

"The ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said that he has "grave concerns" over Chairman Devin Nunes' (R-Calif.) handling of the Trump Tower wiretapping investigation.

"This afternoon, Chairman Devin Nunes announced he had some form of intercepts revealing that lawfully gathered intelligence on foreign officials included information on U.S. Persons, potentially including those associated with President Trump or the President himself. If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been," Schiff said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The Chairman also shared this information with the White House before providing it to the committee, another profound irregularity, given that the matter is currently under investigation. I have expressed my grave concerns with the Chairman that a credible investigation cannot be conducted this way," he added."

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gooks and chinks!

Josh said...

So, Trump was tapped.
There were two requests filed to have him tapped.
These are facts.

But Obama didn't know anything about it.

Then he's the most incompetent motherfucker to ever hold public office.

James Bold said...

" Today we learned a couple of things:

1. There is absolutely no evidence that former president Obama tapped Mr. trump's phone."

These words should have come from Feeled:  “Judge why are you believing me?” he said. “Believe my wife. I am nothing but an old lying nigger.”

There is evidence that Trump's transition team WAS surveilled.  Aside from the release of the transcript of Flynn's conversation with the Russian ambassador (which release is a FELONY, as is retention of any material not related to national security—which Flynn's conversation was not), we now have testimony that "the president’s team was caught up in a U.S. surveillance net.".

"Representative Devin Nunes said Wednesday that the intelligence community collected multiple conversations involving members of Trump’s transition team during legal surveillance of foreign targets after he won election last year. After Nunes went to the White House to brief Trump, the president told reporters “I somewhat do” feel vindicated by the latest development.


Nunes said he was “alarmed” to discover that the identities of Trump aides were revealed in intelligence community documents. “Details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in an intelligence community report,” he said, adding that he didn’t know if Trump’s “own communications were intercepted.”"

All of these acts are FELONIES under the FISA law.

"2. The FBI is investigation collusion between some of the folks on team trump and the Russians."

As fake as the rest of the enemedia's narrative, as declared by Michael Morell:

"On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all," Morell said at an event sponsored by the Cipher Brief, an intelligence web site.

"There's no little campfire, there's no little candle, there's no spark. And there's a lot of people looking for it."

You live in a world of delusion.  You are not sane, and should not be voting or even practicing law.  At least, not in any White country.  You need to be among people like yourself.  Jamaica, until we take it back; Africa, if you want to avoid moving twice.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Kaperdink. What a complete idiot.

He messed with the wrong folks. The people who pay for tickets.

Far as I know, he still doesn't have a job.

Some team may get a QB injured early, and get him for dimes on a dollar.

Only way he'll play again, in the NFL.

Politics will KILL your NFL career.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Maybe I've missed Russia trying to take Latvia? Estonia? Lithuania?

Ukraine has been part & parcel of the Russian Empire for Lord only knows how long.

What would you think if Russia sent troops , weapons, and such to Mexico?

You stay out of my backyard, I'll stay out of yours.

If the pussies in NATO can't defend themselves, it's not our damn job, anymore.....unless they crank out some SERIOUS CASH.

Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes said...

" mike from iowa said...
Wisconsin dairies are having trouble keeping undocumented workers due to Drumpf's immigration policies. I guess wingnuts will have to step up and fill the void or the dairies will go out of business and there won't be any milk to spill so wingnuts will have nothing to cry over.


1:57 PM"

Hey, Corn Queen....think about all those 'po unemployed black yutes....I'm sure they could use a job.

(Oh, I forgot....they are all waiting for their jobs as aeronautical engineers, and agricultural jobs are beneath them. They can't seem to find the time between singing in the choir, and getting their Scholarships)