The Clot Thickens
A new guy has popped up who has been indicted: Ex-Manafort associate, Sam Patten, has been charged with failing to register as a foreign lobbyist on behalf of Ukraine. This brings the Mueller investigation back to Cambridge Analytica where Patten was a contractor. He admitted to lobbying on behalf of Ukraine without registering as a foreign agent. Now we’re getting closer to understanding where all of the money went in the Trump Inaugural Committee fund and how it got there. Trump’s inauguration committee raised more than $100 million and threw a dinky party. What’s the rest of the money being used for? Patten admitted that he illegally helped a Ukrainian oligarch buy a ticket to Trump’s swearing in ceremony through a straw-man donor. The Trump Inaugural Committee improperly accepted funds from a foreigner. How many more Ukranians and Russians bought tickets and attended the inauguration?
Trump is using his power to get rid of brown people. He may be targeting Latinos, but thousands of Vietnamese, including children of U.S. troops, could be deported under Trump’s new policy.
“Trump launched his campaign calling Mexicans rapists and murderers. He deemed a Mexican-American judge illegitimate by ethnicity. He let thousands of Puerto Ricans die. He stole Central American kids from their parents. Now he is trying to strip US-born Latinos of citizenship.” — Sara Kendzior
Trump has a 3% approval rating among black voters. The only black people who like him are Ben Carson (formal rival who probably signed a NDA,) the lone black Republican senator from South Carolina, Tim Scott (because he wants to stay on Trump’s good side,) Diamond and Silk and the “Blacks for Trump” guy (paid actors,) Kanye West (in competition with Trump for who is the biggest narcissist) and the self-hating black male conservative commentator on CNN, Paris Dennard (who is in trouble for licking a fellow employee’s neck.)
Junior wants Republicans to boycott Facebook and start their own platform. Great idea. Imagine Facebook without Republicans! Imagine the world without Republicans!
Paul Ryan’s PAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund, has illegally obtained security files for Democratic candidates that contain very sensitive information from their FS86 applications that are supposed to be kept secret. How did Paul Ryan’s group get them to distribute to political opponents?
Trump is bitching about off the record comments he made to Bloomberg News that were “leaked.” He probably leaked it himself using one of his pseudonyms, John Barron or John Miller, the names he used to feed the tabloids information on his latest sexcapades.
Michael London, the former GOP leader in Connecticut, has announced that he is resigning from the Republican Party because he can’t take it anymore. He blames Trump for “turning the Grand Old Party into a lame, extreme right wing group of people unwilling or unable to see the truth.”
The Trump administration is withholding more than 100,000 pages of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s records from the Bush White House on the basis of presidential privilege so that the Republicans can force him through and Kavanaugh, in turn, can keep Trump from being indicted.
Don Coyote Trump said at the his Indiana MAGA rally that if you live across from a windmill you’ll go crazy.
At his MAGA rally in North Carolina, he bragged about how he travels for free for official events, “It’s like a political event and you don’t even have to pay for it.” Then he bragged about his nearby golf course.
Speaking of North Carolina, Mark Harris won the Republican primary for congress there. He’s a preacher. He thinks it’s his business where people pee, how many kids people have, or who has sex with whom. Women shouldn’t work. They should submit to their husbands because it’s in the Bible. If they rebel against that, they’re not rebelling against their husbands, they’re rebelling against the Lord. Mark Harris is making it much easier for a Democrat to win that seat. It’s been held by Republicans for 55 years.
Mike Pence spoke at a ceremony in the Capitol for John McCain. He said he was there representing the president which really angered many people because Trump was not invited. Pence brought up Trump’s tax bill in his remarks. Pence is a jerk.
Republican hypocrite fun fact: “Listening to moving tributes to John McCain, it’s worth remembering that his party has decisively chosen Trumpism over what he represented.” — Charlie Sykes
Former president Bill Clinton eulogized Aretha Franklin yesterday. Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will eulogize John McCain today. Trump is golfing.