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February 16, 2020

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:38

Senate Republicans are implicated in Trump’s authoritarian organized crime outfit


But in order to maintain an aura of legitimacy, especially in a country with democratic norms and traditions, authoritarian bosses constantly proclaim their devotion to justice, their determination to right wrongs, and their adherence to law and order. So even as President Donald Trump and his attorney general, Bill Barr, pervert the legal system to cover up official crimes and protect presidential cronies, they are creating a narrative of justification for those acts.

(via blue-politics-reblogs)

From the very beginning of the Russia-collusion investigation, Trump has aimed to derail investigations of appointees and associates who might implicate him in criminal activity. He urged James Comey, then the FBI director, to bury the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s unlawful conduct. Then he fired Comey, and later he repeatedly tried to get rid of special counsel Robert Mueller. The Mueller report describes in appalling detail a dozen attempts by Trump to kill the investigation.

At the same time, Trump and his lawyers sent clear messages to all the gang members caught up in the Russia investigation: Don’t talk. We’ll take care of you. They “dangled” pardons to buy silence, with Trump openly considering clemency for the potential witnesses he praised as “brave” and “strong.” His former campaign manager Paul Manafort signed and then violated a cooperation agreement with Mueller. So did Flynn. Longtime adviser and dirty tricks specialist Roger Stone never talked, although he knows everything.

It’s as if a mob boss had the authority to pardon any underlings who might implicate him (instead of having them whacked).

Emboldened by the Senate’s impeachment acquittal, despite his obvious guilt, Trump now feels free to fulfill the obstruction conspiracy. He is certain that the Senate Republicans — not to mention his wholly owned attorney general — will do nothing to oppose the brazen scheme. They are all implicated in his criminality now.

More at the link above.    Hugs


  1. Did you read Heather’s newsletter dated 2/15? A great summary of U.S. political history … and her last three paragraphs sum it all up perfectly. Especially her words … This. Is. Not. Normal.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Nan — February 16, 2020 @ 12:28

    • Hello Nan. Just read it. Very interesting. I had read parts of this same narrative on different blogs, this is the first to put it all together historically. So what is the next step, we all know it is not normal, how do you fight back and fix it? Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — February 16, 2020 @ 16:11

      • Vote Blue, baby. Vote Blue!

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by Nan — February 16, 2020 @ 16:26

        • Hello Nan. That includes down ballot also. Plus getting information out, all of us have blogs to get the word out. We have people we know to email, text, and talk too. We have to be willing to put it out there as this could be the last chance to save a sinking ship. Hugs


          Comment by Scottie — February 16, 2020 @ 16:51

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