Friday, January 18, 2019

I Smell a Smocking Gun

 "President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation  of the matter."
According to BuzzFeed
Cut to the Dragnet theme.

Mr. Mueller shown laughing last
It's now all-but a foregone conclusion: There is no way on Heaven, Earth and Hades that Donald Trump will still be sleeping in the White House by year's end. If the BuzzFeed story is true, it is merely a trickle in a torrent of bad news that is at present consuming the administration of Donald J. Trump. And remember, as shocking as the things we know for certain are ("Known knowns" as Donald Rumsfeld once infamously called them) just imagine all of the information that Robert Mueller has inside his desk drawer that we're still in the dark about. Fasten your seatbelts, kids! And while you're at it, brace yourselves for the shit-storm that is about to commence. Our long national nightmare has only just begun. 2019 is going to be a year to reckon with as far as history is concerned. By the time this entire mess is over and done with, Watergate will be a mere blip on the scandal radar. I have no doubt that, at this very moment, Dick Nixon's descendants are giving themselves hearty high fives.

Can you imagine the good kicking that The Donald must be giving himself on this snowy winter's morn? The silly bastard wanted to be the most powerful dude on the planet earth in June of 2015 when he announced his candidacy - and in a mere four years - his dreams have been rendered ashes in the dirt. He had gotten away with fraud and theft all of his miserable life. He must have believed that the presidency would be more of the same; that - this time - he would be able to make the kill of all kills, the greatest heist in the history of uncommon thievery. He must have thought he would be able to do to the people of the United States what Putin and the oligarchs were able to do on such a huge scale to the people of Russia. Obviously the silly bastard miscalculated - BIG TIME!

What the Trump Mob failed to take into consideration was that, over here, we still have (for the most part) a robust free press. Unlike Russia, our leaders are still subject to be held to account for the crimes they commit against the people. Putin and his buddies have been able to rape their country's economy because, when a rare journalist has the courage to expose to the world the misdeeds of these thugs, that journalist often ends up dead. That's not the way things work here in America - or, at least, not yet. Don't be surprised to find out that, before this is all over, a handful of investigative reporters end up sleeping with the fishes. Does that sound a bit alarmist to you? It doesn't to me. I wouldn't, for a second, put it past these people. You shouldn't put it past them either. Seriously.

And yet in spite of everything, Trump's poll numbers continue to cling at, roughly, forty percentage points. Show me a nation with such a high percentage of the population so willfully ignorant, and I'll show you a country the composers need to start writing requiems for. In his latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore wondered aloud if, given all that it has become in the last forty years, America is even worth saving any longer. It's a question that has been on my mind for quite some time as well. Eric Sevareid once said of Edward R. Murrow, "He was pessimistic about tomorrow, but optimistic about the day after tomorrow. Since Murrow died over half a century ago, we must assume that we're still in the "tomorrow" that Sevareid was referring to. Not to appear impatient, but I sure wish "the day after" would get here quick.

Keep your eyes on the train-wreck. Remember, for all the stupidity that we have to deal with and digest at every turn and on every day, we are at a type of moment in history that few generations have the opportunity to bear witness to. That, alone, is worth the price of the ticket, ay?

Be vigilant, campers!

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


Trump's Showdown
from PBS's Frontline

This was produced a few months ago and is well worth your time. It explains how we got to this pathetic point in out history. Please watch.


At 1:36 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Anthony Cormier is one of the two investigative reporter at BuzzfeedNews who co-authored the bombshell report published Thursday night — a report which claimed President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie during Congressional testimony over discussions between the Trump Organization and Russian authorities about a Trump Tower Moscow project.

Cormier appeared on CNN’s New Day and revealed that he had not seen the evidence underlying his report.

BUZZFEED, what a joke

At 7:54 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

What smells is BUZZ FEED, Special Counsel debunks "bombshell" report claims Trump told Cohen to lie...
Oh wicked webs we weave when at first we strive to deceive.

Tom, none of your hopes and predictions about have come about, admit it.


At 10:15 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Cut to the Loony Tunes theme song.

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

"If the BuzzFeed story is true, it is merely a trickle in a torrent of bad news that is at present consuming the administration of Donald J. Trump." ~~ Tom Degan

Now that the special counsel's office made an unusually rare press-release that the details are incorrect, I have all the confidence in the world that BuzzFeed got it spot-on. :-)

The mobster-in-chief must be ripping the portraits off the walls...

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Typical liberal fake news.

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

So now Trump surrogate, Kellyanne Conway, wouldn't deny that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress during some stupid-ass Fox News business report interview the other day.

You'd think, being Trump's legal counsel, she'd vehemently deny the report and claim it to be false. She didn't.

I think Conway's seen the handwriting on the wall, and she doesn't want to land in jail like Cohen - and eventually other members of the Trump crime family.

[Tick tick tick tick...]

Do you know what that sound is? The clock is ticking.

At 10:10 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Still got the Buzz Feed hook in your throat JG?



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