Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: Partners in the Biggest Crime in World History

How they plan to end the American Democracy in 2020

Donald Trump first made his marks as a con man in NYC real estate, following in his father’s footsteps. If you had any doubt about that, consider the kind of man that opens a university touting it can help people be rich like him, but then proceeds to bilk his “students” out of their last savings -and without even teaching them anything of financial value. That’s a con man’s game. A pretty good con too, as who’s to say what an education is? And even at that, he settled for 25 million to dismiss the class-action suit.

Do you know what these con men do behind the scenes? They laugh about it all and exchange tales of who did the biggest con. How do I know this? I was brought up in Atlantic City and my first businesses were sort of Wharton School* versions of Nucky Thompson auction houses. I was a jeweler and art dealer on the boardwalk in the 70’s and 80’s. This is exactly what con men and even their employees talk about among themselves when they are not selling.

It’s as if they are all jealous of the guy making the biggest con. Even at family gatherings – weddings and funerals too – the men got together to talk about who made the biggest con like football players talk about great plays.

This is our president now. He is a con man and a crook – and everyone who ever did business with him knows that. An when he cons you – and lies and wins – he laughs with his friends and family and gets off on that. They laugh back too. Now as president, he has been allowed to surround himself with protectors within the structure of our body politic. So we are in real trouble here folks.

We need to start thinking how con men think. And because I was there once – at least close enough to witness real con men at work – ( I never bought into that world and got away when I could ) I am very well suited to tell the world what con man Trump will do next – and how to beat him at his own game.

There should be no doubt that Donald Trump has some sort of mutually profitable business partnership with Vladimir Putin . Everyone can see the Russians are hacking elections – here, there and everywhere – to get their business partners into public offices. Candidate Trump openly welcomed Russian election help, and President Trump is doing nothing to stop the hacking and influence campaigns for Election 2020. It should also be clear that Donald Trump owes Putin for election help and Putin fully expects to be paid back for his efforts.

I spoke to Ted Lieu about declaring election meddling to be an Act of War vs. the US Commonwealth. I explained to him that cyber war is still war – because the goals are the same as weapon war. The goal of war is to take something from another sovereign power. Affecting our free and fair elections takes more from us than any physical war could. It takes away our ability to steer the ship we call government for our own benefit. Ted told me that calling election meddling “war” – even “cyber war” was “incendiary”. It felt like he dismissed the idea. But categorizing election tampering as “Acts of Cyber War” would make what Trump, Guiliani and others are doing for Trump treasonous – which is what it is. And the punishments for treason are super high.

This is what I presented to Ted Lieu. It worth a quick read. https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/act-of-war/

Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse president. We essentially welcomed a criminal to be POTUS. He owes the world’s most dangerous person for his help in the 2016 election – and that help has begun for the 2020 election. These guys know they can’t win an honest election. They don’t want 2020 to be a fair election.

No one can say exactly what those two have promised to each other, but one thing is sure. If Putin leaks the details of their conversations, Trump would be arrested. But if Trump leaked to the Russian press, Putin would just laugh it off because no one can do anything to him. Putin has the upper hand in the Putin-Trump partnership – and that should worry all Americans. Putin also has total control of the Russian armed forces, police, press and it’s biggest businesses. Trump needs to get to that same place to avoid the justice that will certainly come his way when and if he becomes a citizen again.

Trump’s first recorded words, when Hillary called to concede were, “This should be interesting” – as if talking to himself. For weeks after, he went around saying “Can you believe it? I am president!” He did not prepare to be president at all. He was surprised, caught flat-footed – and a bit scared from the onset.

The moment Hillary conceded, Donald Trump knew he became the dog that caught the bus. That’s why he said “this should be interesting”. His thoughts turned to realizing that as president, his life of crimes and cons would be harder to keep out of the public domain. That’s why we’ve never see his taxes. He knows they will certainly incriminate him.

And now, Trump’s past crimes problem have become our problem. As much as Trump might seem to revel in this impeachment, he knows the term that follows his presidency may be a prison term. At the every least, Trump can’t be sure he won’t do jail time for what he has done – and must now continue to do.

So if you asked me, if Trump be willing to surrender to Putin in order to be president for life here – I’d tell you straight out – the answer is yes. He is already surrendering because he is letting Russians hack our elections again. In 2016, he was not yet president when he worked with Putin to rig the election. Obama should have shut Trump down when he could have, but he thought Trump would lose, so he let it go. That was Obama’s big mistake. It has become our nightmare.

Trump is now stuck trying to legally become the first dictator of the USA. But know that Donny is just a con man. He does not think six moves ahead like his poli-sci teacher, Vladimir Putin, who is not only Trump’s business partner in these crimes, but clearly the senior partner in the relationship.

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Listen to what Putin said at a hockey game he plays in to a CBS reporter. He said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is acting in accordance with ( the laws of ) his own government”.

It’s as if Putin said whatever Trump does – he does legally – in accordance with US laws. Why would he say that? When Trump asked Putin, in their private meetings in Helsinki, how he took over Russia – which is “such a big country” Putin told him how he did it. I am sure it sounded something like this. “Donny. You can’t use force at first. First, I used existing Russian laws to grab more power. When I had enough power, I changed the laws. Then I shut down the free press, took the businesses and become president for life. You can do this too. I will teach you. ”

Putin informed Trump how to take over the USA the way he took Russia. And he leaked it to the CBS reporter with a smirk. These con men all like to leak-brag a bit. Remember when Trump told Bill Barr at the Rose Garden something to the effect of ” God speed – have a great life”? That was Trump leak/bragging about his job interview with Barr – wherein he got a promise of loyalty in return for payments in foreign bank accounts. That’s how these criminals operate – each and every time. Thick as thieves.

Why did Trump grab the interpreter’s notes in Helsinki? Those conversations were the height of treason. Watch Trump’s body language as he follows Putin to the stage and says “Putin very powerfully told me he didn’t do it”. It’s as if he had just been read the riot act moments before they took the stage. The words “very powerfully” were a leak. They leaked that Trump had just seen a powerful presentation of Putin’s entire game plan for world dominance – and also how he had the goods on Trump if he was not going along with it.

Now as to why Putin cares so much about getting more powerful – when he already has Russia – you have to understand why autocracies and democracies are natural born enemies. The autocrats are criminals that have ascended to power and they don’t want their citizens to find out that there are places where citizens enjoy free and fair elections. And it’s hard today, with the internet, to keep citizens from finding out how the other side lives. There’s no Iron Curtain any more – though the Chinese sure try at this – don’t they? This post explains that we are fighting criminals – not statesmen. The map in this post is a must see. https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/dictator-map/

Trump only has the brains and patience to handle the “big stuff”. He is not a detail person – never was – never will be. He is a con man. I worked with these guys for 20 years. They are all the same on many levels.

I want to end this post with links to a few more posts and this news that just came across. On Monday, January 13th, Bill Barr told reporters that any counterintelligence investigations into presidential campaigns will require his approval. In this post from months ago, I explained what the post-Senate acquittal world will look like. It’s going to start resembling Putin’s Russia around here and fast. It has to in order for Trump to follow in Putin’s footsteps.

The silencing of the Free Press will begin within a few days after his acquittal. They will say he is acquitted – and that any attempt to go after him again is presidential harassment – a term they have leaked before. Barr will make it illegal to go after Trump any more – as long as he is president. He will try to make it illegal for the house to bring new charges as well.

This is why I do not support Pelosi turning this over to Mitch until she knows exactly what the rules are and it is agreed that there will be witnesses, documents and – most importantly – Trump’s taxes.

Simply put, you can’t have a trial for obstructing justice and allow the indicted to obstruct justice within that trial. It just does not add up. I believe even if they do allow witnesses, the sold out GOP will not vote against Trump regardless of what they hear – as many are complicit in his criminality. We won’t like the post senate acquittal world at all. So why go there?

Love like a democrat, fight like a Republican. That is my battle cry. McConnell held up a SCOTUS nominee for ten months. We can hold this fake impeachment up for two or three months or at least until we get witnesses and documents – which should include taxes. We won’t get another chance to do this right.

When the weather breaks, the public can put the pressure on the 22 GOP senators that are up for election this cycle. This is all moving too fast – and the GOP likes it. That alone should inform Nancy to hold off and blame Trump and the GOP to wait for all three things – witnesses, documents and taxes. – Just blame the delay on the indicted president’s obstruction. Then walk and chew gum for a few months.

*And yes, I sat in a class with Donny Trump in 1967 – and he cheated then too. He paid a classmate to do his work. That’s cheating.

What Does 2020 Look Like After the Senate Acquits?

Imagine America’s future was riding on a football game. The election of 2020 is that game in this analogy. One team has a captain and coach and the other team has 20 could-be quarterbacks and coaches, all sparring with each other. I think the favorite would the team with the strategic advantages. There is only one way to take away those strategic advantages. – We need a quarterback and head coach and now – while the game is on. When the Senate votes to end nullify the impeachment that will put us on defense for the rest of the game. Not smart.

I have explained that there is no rush to vote on impeachment. The big vote is 300 days away and most Americans don’t focus on elections until the last few weeks. That’s when Trump won 2016. And that’s when Trump will be trying to cheat to win again in 2020. A vote in Spring is a wiser strategy. It provides a time for public to digest what they are witnessing. The Spring ushers in renewed spirits and the weather is better for protesting too. We keep pushing for testimony from Bolton etc – and for Trump’s taxes. It also gives Trump time to self-destruct – which is a real possibility.

A few days ago, I figured Trump would wait for the Senate acquittal before coming after the FBI, the Free Press and his enemies in general. But just like his call to Zelensky followed the Mueller Report, Trump’s criminal mind tells him not to wait even one day.

And so now Trump and Barr are coming after the FBI. Why not? Imagine if Al Capone had been able to fire Elliot Ness. Getting rid of the cops that come after criminals is ideal … for the criminals. Donald Trump has created a portal to the world we saw in Back to the Future II when Biff takes over the world by … cheating to win. Life is imitating art.

So this is what we expect if the House lets the Senate acquit. Trump and Barr are partners in crime now. They have access to all the best criminal minds on the planet. But 52% of Americans are dug in against this Dystopian version of the United States. They won’t back down. But neither will Trump. He knows there is a good chance the term that follows his presidential term is a jail term. How does this not end like a Tarantino movie?

So 2020 will soon resemble a Civil War – a Cyber Civil War at first. Trump will continue to paint his opponents as “human scum”. They will bring out a phrase they have used very lightly so far: presidential harassment. They will state that coming after the president after he has been acquitted in the Senate is presidential harassment and is hurting the nation. Barr will arrest or indict some of his opponents and some reporters.

The fever pitch will rise as we approach the summer and the Democratic Convention. Security at the convention should be overly prepared because Trump and the Russians will have all their adversaries in one place for a week. This would be an ideal place for “an incident”. Those who cannot stomach Trump’s vile language and culture of hate will be in the streets protesting.

An incident at a Democratic street protest would also be ideal to break up the resistance. This is what Trump and Barr will be focused on during the run-up to the election. They will be focused on making decent citizens who want a better place for their children look like the bad guys. They will also focus on making Democrats look like the criminals. Lock them up may be their battle cry. We know it’s been Trump Barr and the GOP that are the bad guys. They have joined the criminals on the planet – like Putin – in an effort to subjugate the lives of everyday American and global citizens.

So yes. It was necessary to write and release Articles of Impeachment. Dems have done a great job. But they should not vote on them right away. Let it all sink in a few months. Set a date in late February or the early Spring, when the weather breaks. You never know when given time how Trump will shoot himself in the foot so bad that even his own base won’t like what they see. That is what we really need to happen, and it can – given time. Keep asking for his taxes and for the testimony he has obstructed. And then walk and chew gum for a few months.

In the gap between impeachment and voting for it, we totally change our strategy for the election of 2020!

America Won WW2 Because We Worked Together as a Team

WE NEED WW2 TEAMWORK AGAIN NOW

We are at war in the USA. We are at war with foreign enemies that want to exploit our riches. We are at war with Trump’s GOP party that sells our rights and assets to the highest bidders. And at the same time, we are at war with each other – which will make it very difficult to prevail in any effort.

I am old enough to remember first-hand the spirit of the WW2 generation. They were not the greed is good generation nor the it’s all about me generation. The greatest generation citizens resigned to do their parts to defeat German Nationalism without ego and with a spirit of teamwork. Now we have American Nationalism to defeat. And it’s not across the pond.

TEAMWORK

The viable candidates and those who really want to work to save this country should meet in a room and settle on who will be the Democratic candidates for president, vice president, chief of staff and district attorney. No one has to storm a beach. Then that team pools resources and gets to work – not only to beat Trump – but to show the American people on both sides what they can do for the citizens of the USA.

The above is where Amy can seal this all up with one or two calls. First Biden – who may say no. Then Bloomberg who should see its brilliance.

The optics are spectacular. Instead of 20 candidates telling undecided American voters why they are best for the top job – we present one well-prepared team, ready on day one to get the actual jobs done for all Americans. Even MAGA people will go for that. They know they are being lied to. They just don’t know who will be there for them on our side because we don’t know. Maybe they won’t like who we choose, so they stay with what they know – Trump. They will remain tuned out to our overtures until we decide. Till next July? Really?

We need the MAGA people to put pressure on their reps to break from Trump and Trumpism. The GOP reps are spineless. They will fold to pressure. The GOP will get smart and remove Trump from consideration. Romney will run. We’ll clean up the elections. The Russians won’t have a dog in the fight and won’t bother meddling. And democracy is saved!

Think ahead. This plan can’t lose. An election that includes Donald Trump is way too risky. And no plan can’t win.

About the author: Joseph Aronesty was a classmate to Donald Trump in 1967 at Penn and worked close to his casinos in Atlantic City from 86 to 99. He created one of the world’s first e-commerce web sites in 1996, which he still operates. Joseph is a dedicated father of five and plays at songwriting and tournament poker. His book “Deciphering the English Code” describes how spoken language evolved from body-sign language in Stone Age Africa and how all the world’s languages are related in very tangible accessible ways. He hopes to do a book tour after Trump is no longer POTUS and wonders if that will be 2021 or 2025.

About the author:

Joseph Aronesty was a classmate to Donald Trump in 1967 at Penn and worked close to his casinos in Atlantic City from 86 to 99. He created one of the world’s first e-commerce web sites in 1996, which he still operates. Joseph is a dedicated father of five and plays at songwriting and tournament poker. His book “Deciphering the English Code” describes how spoken language evolved from body-sign language in Stone Age Africa and how all the world’s languages are related in very tangible accessible ways.

What Happens After Senate Acquits Donald Trump?

If there is going to be a death knell for the US democracy, it will ring on the day the Senate votes to effectively nullify Trump’s impeachment in the House. *

We all know Pelosi was wary that impeachment wouldn’t change the hardened hearts of the GOP in the Senate. She was 100% right about that. After truly stunning, undeniable evidence poured out over the airwaves during the televised impeachment, we can see the GOP just ignore anything that is untoward to their agenda. 

What Trump wants now is for impeachment to get to the Senate as soon as possible  so McConnell can shut it down! 

Word is the House will vote on impeachment about Christmas time. That’s about as bad of timing as Bugsy Segal had when he opened the Flamingo Hotel on Christmas Day. Trump is welcoming it. In his mind, he’s got this. He’s following a path paved by tutor Vladimir Putin who has done this all before. They even send emissaries to the White House for secret meetings so Donny doesn’t screw up. They have a payoff for all this too. And that comes from our pockets and our souls fellow Americans.

Strategically, there could not be a worse time than the Christmas season to vote on Impeachment. The public will need Christmas, especially this year, to chill with their families. The Evangelists certainly won’t appreciate it.

And the fact-finding part of the investigation is doing a great job. But facts need to register with people when they have the time to focus and let it seep in. Democrats will seem like the bad guys for muddying up Christmas. This is sort of the logic that Professor Turley presented at the trial. He did not say impeachment was invalid, he just said give it time to register with the public.

So why should that fact-revealing process end before Nancy thinks she has the Senate votes? The notion that we need to concentrate on the people’s issues and get this impeachment off our chests is ridiculous. People’s issues, like climate change and health care will not be addressed if Trump remains president. He couldn’t care less about other people and both sides know that.

The big plus of the impeachment process is the drip drip of damning evidence. Once there is Senate acquittal – the drip drip is over.  In baseball terms, Trump will own the late innings – as we approach election day. Not smart.

Let’s imagine we don’t vote on impeachment until we are sure we have the Senate votes we need. What happens then? 

Trump never gets the Senate acquittal he wants. The GOP accuses the Dems of playing games.  Big deal. The GOP are not afraid to play political games. Comey. Gorsuch. Barr. We’d better not be afraid either. 

And yes, we may never sense we have those GOP Senate votes, but this strategy at least provides a mechanism to put pressure on the GOP who are running in 2020. And it keeps Russia on the airwaves which is key. Because no to Russia” is the one thing both sides agree on down deep

So when the GOP says hurry up – we just say “we’d be happy to hurry up but the President is obstructing justice”. We need to speak with Bolton, Pompeo, Mulvaney, Kushner, Guiliane and Pence. And we want Trump’s taxes. And if Trump wants this all to happen fast (so it’s old news by election time), so do we! All Trump has to do is stop obstructing justice, let people testify and give up his taxes, like an honest person would. His honesty is not really the question here. Even his supporters know he is not honest.

Any of the Dem candidates can beat Trump if the election is fair and maybe none can win if it’s fixed again. Think on that, because Trump is. If Trump is still in office, the 2020 election is not going to be clean and fair. It’s how Putin wins in Russia. Trump and Putin will do anything to win. They even say it.

Ideally, democracy needs Trump OUT of office before the 2020 election. But the GOP won’t abandon him precisely because Trump will do anything to win. They get to ride his coattails without being in on the anything – which includes actual crimes. It’s like having someone steal for you. The GOP are okay with that.

The Vote in Spring Strategy puts impeachment in the Senate while GOP candidates are busy trying to get re-elected. Public pressure can sink in then. Public pressure is the ONLY thing that will get the GOP to turn. Public pressure is what got Nixon out. Public resistance takes time. Public resistance is easier to deploy in the Spring than at Christmas or in the dead of winter. Weather is a factor. Occupy Wall Street was put to rest in the dead of winter. When winter breaks there is a sense of renewal in the people. Be smart. Play with nature – not against it. There is no huge rush here. The election is far away. People have short memories for politics. Trump will do all the worse things in the last 2 weeks – knowing that. He won 2016 in the last 2 weeks.

OUR POST SENATE ACQUITTAL WORLD

There is another important thing to consider when you are 99% certain the Senate will turn this impeachment show off. What does our world look like post-Trump Senate acquittal? And now I want you to think about two words Barr and Trump have floated out there: presidential harassment.

I picture Barr declaring: the impeachment hoax has been put to rest and if the Democrats can’t accept that and continue to divide the country and engage in presidential harassment, they are hurting America. And it should be illegal to hurt America any more now that its all settled. When he starts arresting dissenting voices this place will start resembling Putin’s Russia. They will create an incident. That scenario is a very real possibility and it is also the way Putin got to be POTUS for life. Trump is in Putin’s dictator school now. We know he’s not that smart or strategic. But this is where this country is headed in early 2020 if we let him be acquitted in the Senate before Spring.

This vote later strategy will result in the GOP candidates starting to feel the heat late in their games. -It has the best shot of moving them back into the realm of doing the right thing – even if it’s only to save their own hides. And that is optimal for the Dem cause – which is the cause of truth and democracy. 

When and if Nancy senses she has the votes in the Senate, the Dems vote in the House – and not until. Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes rings true here. There is no reason vote to impeach only to lose the game in the Senate. Dems should just add time to the clock. Don’t let all the wind out of our sails.

SECRET BALLOT STRATEGY

There is one other smart way to gamble with our democracy’s future. At Karen Bass’s open house, there was mention that if they got four GOP senators, the House could stipulate the Senate vote would be done by Secret Ballot. If they can get this assured, maybe they give the GOP Senators space to secretly vote their consciousnesses. Without that assured, the fast vote is a fool’s game. And McCarthy just now, as I type this, has begun the exact talking points I mentioned above. They are damning those who demand an honest president.

A loss in the Senate is way worse than a win in the House. And this was Nancy’s original instinct anyway! She had this thought through. What she may not have figured is that she can have it both ways. The impeachment is dredging up facts and witnesses. The process is working. Let it continue as long as we can or until a real opportunity opens up.

The ONE THING that could allow GOP to vote their conscious – and not vote to save their own hides – is a SECRET BALLOT in the SENATE. So now I am amending my request to wait ONLY if you SECURE the 4 GOP Senators to agree to SECRET BALLOT. Then I would sleep comfortably knowing that this impeachment will probably work out okay. 

There is still NO SENSE in VOTING TO IMPEACH if you KNOW it will be shut down in the SENATE. 

I want to warn you again about BARR. If TRUMP is acquitted in the SENATE, they have already put out the meme PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT. BARR can try to make it illegal to HARASS the president. He can arrest some dissidents. And then this place begins to look like PUTIN ( and Stalin’s ) RUSSIA.

Thank You for your serious considerations.

These next three posts outline strategies to win back control of our country and begin to undo the loss we experienced in the Cyber War of 2016. Ignore at the peril of democracy. If you are a businessman, your biz and your way of life eventually go too. Putin now owns all the big businesses in Russia. He’s not been there so long either. How did that happen? Get it yet?

https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/we-need-teamwork-now/

https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/dictator-map/

https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/cyber-warfare/

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Joseph Aronesty – my name at gmail

I was a classmate to Trump at Penn in 67 and worked close enough to him in AC from 86 to 99.

This is the GOP party now.

read on: https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/dictator-map/

The Trump Reality TV Show Presidency is Ending

But How Does the Trump Era Not End like a Tarantino Movie?

Trump is a gangster extraordinaire and America knows that now. That makes him too dangerous to be trusted with running our nation’s affairs, domestic or foreign. We gave him a fair shot. We see him as incompetent, divisive, dishonest and incapable of being a president for all Americans. The Trump Era is coming to an end.

The problem now is, how does this reality TV show presidency end? And to me it looks more and more like it ends like a violent Tarantino movie.

Trump has no quit in him. He has too much to lose now if he wanted to quit. He has said, “What does it all matter if I don’t win?”. In his dealings as a NYC real estate man, there was a lower level of scrutiny. He should have known getting into government would expose his past crimes. But the greed bug hit him just like it hit the gamblers who frequented his casinos. He used the greed trap to make a fortune and then fell in the same trap he had been setting all his life.

Dear US citizens “on both sides”,

  1. Trump has been caught trying to shake down the president of Ukraine, who is battling Vladimir Putin in a hot war, by threatening to withhold 400 million in military aid dollars which the US Congress had approved, unless he provided dirt on Trump’s main rival in the next election, Joe Biden.
  2. Trump’s reaction to getting caught was to threaten the lives of Americans who are conducting the Constitutionally approved oversight into his conduct in the Ukrainian affair.
  3. Trump has told us who he is. We may not have known when he was a candidate, but both sides know who he is now. Both sides see he should’t be trusted with the serious responsibilities of the POTUS job any longer. Every day poses a risk for all of us. He is capable of anything and has said so.
  4. Trump’s finances and his Russian ties both involve laundered money . It’s clear someone who engages in money laundering must keep that truth from ever coming out. We need to see Trump’s taxes asap.
  5. Trump’s feigned loyalty to the American citizenry was never sincere, but the crime in Ukraine made that clear to both sides. The polls are closing in on Donald Trump. And he knows better than most, it’s all about ratings.
  6. If left in power, Trump must and will continue to engage in more crimes, like what happened in the Ukraine, to cover up his past crimes and stay in power. He must hope the truth never catches up with him. 
  7. Trump has a lot to lose and clearly is not thinking in a stable enough manner to steer the US Government in a safe secure manner.
  8. Trump should step aside while the investigation is ongoing or step down and make a deal – or just cooperate – which he will never do. He’d rather plead the fifth. If he won’t step down, the clauses that seem to protect him should be waived for national security reasons and his pardon and war powers should be revoked.

Behind all this crime and pretending-to-govern presidency there is one main back story. It has nothing to do with serving or protecting the commonwealth. This map shows us: 50% of planet Earth is ruled by dictators. The USA is a tie-breaker. Read on:

https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/dictator-map/ Trump is a Corrupt Ruler Involved in International Money-Laundering
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Trump Knew He Was Caught. Fired Dan Coates Three Days After the Call

The timing of three events this summer makes it clear Donald Trump knew he had been caught doing something very wrong.

Mueller testified July 24. It went over largely like a lead balloon. Feeling emboldened, Trump called the Ukrainian President on July 25th – they very next day – to ask him to collect dirt on the Bidens. He’s not wasting any time. He essentially reenacted the same crime he committed in 2016, enrolling foreign help to fix a national election, but this time he got caught red-handed. This was like OJ going back to reclaim his memorabilia after he got away with murder.

Three days later on July 28th, Dan Coates was fired. That is not a coincidence. Coates was the head of US Intelligence and not a Trump stooge. He should have known about the call made the the Ukraine. If he brought this to Trump and Trump asked him to keep it quiet – that would have resulted in his firing. And Trump likely was informed that the head of DNI needed to be someone he could get an allegiance pledge from. Joe McGuire may be a Trump stooge who has been bribed with funds placed in a foreign bank account – and he will not willingly let this dirt get out. He looks clean, but his actions are suspect.

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Listen to what Putin said to a CBS reporter at a hockey game he plays in. Putin said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is acting in accordance with ( the laws of ) his own government”. And by acting, he meant taking action. “Trump is taking action in accordance with the laws of his own government”.

That is the only way to take over a country that is ruled by laws. You can use the loopholes and oversights in the current laws along with the many powers of the presidency to take over a country. Putin is Trump’s mentor, benefactor and his boss in international matters. This is also why we did not get the Helsinki meeting notes. Putin back-channels his autocrat lessons.

We have ourselves to blame for all this. When Trump fires a patriot to hire stooges – all I hear is the malarkey that “Trump deserves the cabinet he can work with”. Maybe an honest president does. But at some point we have to realize – like Putin says – we are letting a crook use our laws to drown this great country. Trumpism is like an auto-immune disease. We don’t recognize the threats because they masquerade as legal. 

We gave him Barr without reserve. We’ve let Trump put whomever he wants into key positions. And of course that is all working to Trump’s benefit. Where is Trump getting this strategy? It all points to Vladimir Putin, the man who successfully turned a free Russia into his own privately owned kingdom in a very short time. Trump can’t plan ahead. He is too busy watching TV and golfing to be brilliant at anything – except crime. Enough!

Why The Time To Impeach is Now

Impeachment is a strange fruit. The process was made intentionally long and difficult. Both houses must be on board but more importantly both sides of the America electorate must be on board.

We’ve all seen the pressure come and go with Donald Trump with all his many scandals. From “Russia, if you’re listening” to Access Hollywood to Helsinki, from Charlottesville to sh*thole countries and much more.

But the scandals that stick on both sides are the ones the seem to put our country in jeopardy. Both sides did not like Helsinki because we all sensed Trump could be compromised to Russia when he said “Putin was very powerful”. Both sides know that Russia does not have American interests at heart. This gaff still sticks in our throats because it affects our sense of national security.

And now it appears that one day after Mueller* did his feeble national appearance, Trump took a victory lap and felt secure enough to start enrolling foreign powers to affect our national elections again. He felt he had totally gotten away with whatever he did in 2016 and he was on to doing the same thing 2020.

I put the asterisk next to Mueller’s name because he testifies Monday and maybe he knows that the reason Trump tried to bribe Ukraine was because he failed to reach the American public with his performance. He’s got another chance now – and Mueller now sees how his lukewarm performance emboldened Trump to do more of the same exact crimes he was investigating. I’m not holding my breath for Mueller, but he was once a warrior – and maybe that instinct will resurface.

#WhistleBlowerGate is a clear abuse of power by Donald Trump. But it’s also an abuse that compromises our national security by bugging our free election process. Both sides see that clearly now. And that is super important because public support on both sides is needed to ride the impeachment wave to the safety of the shore.

The time to impeach is now while both sides are united and feeling betrayed. And I mean this week. Timing is everything. Stalling will be Trump’s plan with this Ukraine thing. If we also stall it will just fizzle the necessary public support to conduct impeachment. This window will not stay open long. We should have learned that by now.

There is also this. MAGA folk do not respect sissies. And maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe it’s good that a portion of our electorate respects the traditional icon of a warrior leader. Maybe it’s built in to them for a reason. Maybe to protect us. So it has occurred to me that at least some MAGA folk are looking for a reason to dump Trump and just has not seen it yet from the left side. Show them strength and this movement can gather steam. Show them weakness and deliberation – and it will fizzle out. Biden seemed to know that today. Good work Joe.

I think we all are longing for that great American feeling of national unity and pride again. If we impeach now it might be closer than we think.

The Etymology of Elizabeth Warren

One of my favorite things to do is to explain to people what their names meant on the day it was first created and used. So this is for Elizabeth Warren and all the Elizabeths out there. Such a beautiful name.

Break Elizabeth down into 3 parts: E + LIS(A)+ BETH

As in e pluribus unum – the e means “out of” and often acts as a prefix in a word. The e-vening comes (vene) the the E-ast (stars. <ast-rology>) – as stars appear in the East first at night.

LIZ is LIGHT! The tongue moves UP when saying LI. That upwards motion was made with our arms before we became speakers. Talk replaces body sign as the main mode of communication about 100,000 years ago – in Africa – when we were hunter/gatherers.

So we have E-LIZ as from light. But there’s a tad more here. LI also heads up words like LI-BRARY or LITE-RATURE. What’s going on with that? It seems there was an ancient association between LIGHT and WORDS. You’ve heard the biblical saying “spread the light” – and we all know that means spread the word. Further, the Hebrew wORd for light is OR and there is a Nordic?English word AURA which is basically the same sound. Then there is ORAL – also about wORds. OR was created because people were trying to mimic ROUND (O) energy (r). So you can see these wORds all tie together conceptually.

That leaves us with BETH which is the Hebrew word for HOUSE. – We see that in BETH-LEHEM ( House of Bread ) and Beth Israel ( House of Israel ).

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ELIZABETH means: from the house of light, from the lighthouse or from the house of words (or library). Very studious name. Very apropos.

Now Warren is a completely different word. We see WAR as its main part. The REN suffix is an old construct for denoting plurality. Living examples are CHILDREN and BRETHREN. The R is similar to the S in that they both can be held out for long times. It’ s why they are next to each other in the alphabet. People used to know this stuff. I’m just spreading the light of the ancients here.

Elizabeth Warren – a fighter or many wars who fights with words and light! Wow. Maybe she grew into that name!

Joseph Aronesty is a linguist, author, songwriter and E-commerce pioneer. Joseph went to U of Penn and shared a class with Donald Trump in their Wharton School in 1967. ( International Finance) He has been a fierce resister from the first announcement of Trump’s candidacy.

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