Why Did Putin Say “Trump is Acting in Accordance with His Own … Laws?

Trump is trying to legally become the first dictator of the USA. And if he gets away with it, the American democracy as we know it may be ruined for the foreseeable future. Then Putin has really won.

putin-hockeyListen to what Putin said at a USSR hockey game to our CBS reporter. He said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is acting in accordance with his own government”.

Why would he say that? Is that what he or anyone would say about Teresa May or Angela Merkel? I don’t think so. People assume that a country’s leaders are not breaking the laws of their own country. So why would he say that? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1NKWYepioA   May 10th, 2017. Putin speaks about the firing of James Comey. 

If you read between the lines, the way you always should with politicians, it seems to be about Comey’s firing but the undercurrent is about some sort of struggle Trump is having with his own government. Putin is saying, in effect, that Trump would prefer not to have an adversarial US government to deal with – (the way Putin has it in Russia as an elected dictator), but he is not breaking any US laws. He is in accordance. So it’s all OK. 

This statement by Putin occupied a space in his brain where Putin must forgive Donald Trump a bit, because Trump cannot yet deliver on whatever promises he had been given for his election help. The subtext is that Donald will need some time to make things “whole”. So this is the pass Putin gives Donald Trump, “He is acting in accordance with his own government.”  

It also tells me that Putin has given Trump some concrete orders and/or there is a large debt to make whole – and now he is just patiently waiting for them to be executed in due time without breaking any US laws. Are they about lifting sanctions? Probably. But there could be much more in that back channel.  

That back channel they wanted to set up was clearly an attempt to create safe space for collusion and yet more plotting against the people of the US for whom Putin and Trump have absolutely no love. And who is the brains behind all this? Trump is really not smart enough to be as sinister as Vladimir Putin. The real boss is indeed Vladimir Putin. But Trump would like to be as smart as Putin. He’s made it abundantly clear how much he really admires that man. 

Witness how Trump’s appointees take liberties with spending exorbitant amounts on plane trips and then use the same line –“I did not break any laws”.  Is that all any of these politicians know? Lawyer up then do what you must to get ahead? That is actually the real Trump modus operandi. Always has been. 

So I see Putin as having communicated this to Donald Trump in some way. 

Donald. Use your own rules, lawyers and state press (Fox). Get the right people around you and elected to key offices. Then what I have here in Russia, – it can happen for you and your family, even in the USA. You’ll never have to hear the press belittle you again. Then you and I will rule the world.”

And Trump took that bait, sold-out greed-monger that he is. 

Don’t let RED happen here. Not here. That’s just too stupid.

Vote out every Trump Republican in 2018 and we won’t have to worry about this any more. Then we can all get back to our lives. 

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Make a bumper sticker! Or find your own way to let everyone know how you feel. That’s all its going to take. Our numbers are too strong. Let’s f l e x our numbers. This is easy. We are USA citizens! Let’s keep it that way … please. 

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What do we do after we conclude Trump was working with the Russians?

posted January 2017 – updated October 17, 2017

I have been saying Trump has been in bed with Russia for over 30 years. I believe the relationship began in AC and involved the billion dollars he never lost and a desire to not pay taxes on that revenue stream. I believe he laundered that billion overseas and got a taste for international crime in the 1980’s.  We are getting closer to figuring this out every day. Money leaves trails, as long as sincere people are looking.

The big question that now remains is:

Will we stop an illegal president before he goes fascist on us, starts a war, shuts down the media and turns our beautiful democracy into a mess that is not easily fixed?

We see him taking the first steps of a would-be repressive government. Firing scientists. Telling boldface lies to the press. Calling the press “fake news”. Undermining the healthcare of American citizens. Trying to give more tax breaks to the wealthy!  By now, many of his own supporters realize they made a huge mistake. 

Many, if not most Americans now believe Trump was and is compromised. We’re getting closer to hard proof, but Trump’s attempts to shut down the investigations – his by any means possible credo – is the most damning evidence to any rational person. He wont give up either. Trump will offer huge amounts of money to install key people to hush his crimes. He is trying this in his own way every day. Comey said no and was booted. Mueller will not bend. But its still anyone’s guess if the truth will make it to the record. 

So, while we await our system, and without being judge and jury, I have this question for all Americans to ponder and that includes our cabinet members, Trump’s GOP “friends”, CIA and FBI agents, our servicemen who put their lives on the line – and even his bodyguards!

What would you really do, or want done if  you discovered Trump has been compromised by Russia and/or worked with Russia to fix his election? 

Would you still protect him, because he is president?  Would you want him treated like any other traitor?  What should we really want done as the United States?  

I created a metaphor to help you visualize this pending problem that grows larger every day and draw a proper conclusion.

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Imagine if an alien species from was able to fix a US presidential election and they got their alien life force “guy” to win. Imagine that alien is now the president, and as president it inherits the presidential powers and protections. Those same protections would be used by the alien to keep us from finding out that the alien actually fixed the election- to keep us in the dark.  They could also keep us from finding out that the alien president has an agenda that does not benefit our citizens – a secret loyalty to his own species! What a tale.

Now imagine that some lowly congressperson figures out that the alien fixed the election.  Does that alien still rightly have his presidential protections or powers? If so, how does this movie end happily? It does not. Our collective answer better be no, the alien president no longer has the presidential protections and powers – or we have already lost our democracy.

My fellow US citizens. It is essential that once we discover we have an alien or criminal president, that he immediately loses the powers and protections of the presidency. The powers and protections of the presidency are only valid if the president himself is valid. Those lost protections must include the pardon power!

To not see that clearly, or to ignore this in a partisan fever, would be to miss the very real launching pad for fascism and to invite the end of our democracy to take root in the USA.

Any civil servant should immediately lose the protections and powers of their office the moment they are found guilty of the crime of trying to fix their election to attain that office.

And this is exactly why Donald Trump always insists that his presidency was won fairly, in spite of the mounting evidence. He knows he has these pardon powers, but someone must have explained to him that once they find that smoking gun the powers and protections of the presidency could go out the window. So Trump has to say Russia is fake news to save his own neck. 

Should Trump, his family, friends or staffers, be found guilty of election crimes, we must be ready to disavow Trump’s presidency, its actions and even many of its appointees. Would we allow that alien to keep his appointees? They could be aliens too, right? That’s how we have to think about this. 

Once proven, Russia-gate won’t be fake news; it will be fake president. 

So let’s figure out what exactly what we should do when the truth about the 2016 election comes out. It should not be long now. I’d like to hear more discussion about what we do after we know for sure that Trump, his family or appointees have been part of a team effort to subvert democracy in the USA.

Do we allow Pence, an appointee of the alien president to become the new president? – Or are all cabinet members guilty by association to the alien president? 

How we should handle this is a very important discussion because it impacts our approach to zeroing in on the truth. If we allow his regime to stand, have we eliminated the problem? I don’t think so. But that’s just me. What do you think?

DJ Trump seems to alienate everyone. That should not seem strange any longer. He was an alien in college; he did not connect well with others and lived in his own aristocratic bubble. In business he was heartless, ruthless and a scoundrel. And now as president his disconnect is truly dysfunctional. So if he alienates people,  well that’s what aliens actually do. They alienate.   Joseph Aronesty

Will Mueller Save Us In Time or Will We Get What We Deserve For Being Stupid?

When Donald Trump rolled into Iowa primary,  he opened with “how stupid are the people of Iowa”. And then they voted him in. Americans are now getting what they deserve for being stupid, just like Trump called them. But their only stupidity was voting for a candidate who would say such callous things.

And of course, Donald Trump has actually convinced himself that people, in general, are indeed stupid.  They were stupid for losing their life savings at his casinos. They were dumb to expect to be paid for building his projects. They were stupid for expecting real help at his so-called university. Now, they are stupid for believing the lies he continues to peddle. Donald Trump also thinks people are stupid if they are not rich like him. He really needs to find out how wrong he is about that. 

Trump has never been a student of world history, so he cannot possibly be or become a master of political science. But if Donald Trump is not brilliant, who is the mastermind behind his win, if we can honestly call it that? Some say it was Bannon. But I think the creative force behind his election, and the Korean drama has always been Putin.

putin-mueller2Vladimir is a brilliant strategist. Like a world-class chess-master, he strives to remain several moves ahead of his adversaries. When Trump’s Access Hollywood was aired, Putin’s Russians were ready, almost on-demand, with counter-intelligence and fake news. It’s really hard to read between the lines in a second language.  It’s obvious Putin had people on this inside here in the USA. He would have needed suborn-able inside people – and folks who speak English as natives. He needed sold out native Americans. The sold out gang pretty much hangs in Washington D.C. these days, right?  So Putin found Bannon who got him Trump. It’s that simple. 

Because Putin has long had Trump’s dossiers on financial crimes and a lot more, Trump’s team members are now mostly all directly or indirectly suborned to Putin. Putin has the dirt and Wikileaks cuts both ways. Trump, knowing he has so much to hide, can only enroll team members who also have stuff to hide themselves or are unconditionally loyal family members. Hence the palace intrigue. These are the only people he can really trust. It’s also why his staff numbers are so low. That should also make total sense to everyone who is not stupid by now. His organizational incompetence is both grounded and hardened by a life of crime and a fear of being exposed. Even if he wanted to turn over a new leaf ( which we have many reasons to doubt) , he really can’t. 

SEPTEMBER 18th

So now, Trump is scheduled to host the world’s leaders at the UN in two weeks, on September 18th.  I expect him to try and gather support to actually strike North Korea. If he can get this done, I think he feels he might not be impeached so easily. It’s really hard to impeach a president, but its even harder during a war. He knows or believes this.

But I think maybe its not so impossible this time. This is not about a Monica Lewinsky. This is about espionage and treason. And I do think when that is finally known, the way we feel it in our bones, the old rules won’t apply to Donald Trump for one more time. And this time it won’t end well for Trump. He may even feel relief. Enough, right?

For now, it feels like a Korean War is an intended move in this chess match. I expect Trump will ultimately try to partner with Russia to end the Korean threat, a threat that Putin helped create.  Kim Jong-Il is either a willing player or a puppet in this game. It’s not his game however. He’s not a smart cookie. He’s a spoiled child – and in many ways like Trump in that way. With a joint effort with Russia to check North Korea, Trump can say what a nice a guy Putin can be.

Only this way, can Trump say he was right about Putin all along and get Russian sanctions lifted which is why Putin wanted Trump to begin with. A chess match indeed. If Mueller loses this match or if it is terminated without a conclusion, it will basically end the United States of America as we know it. Trump does not care, I assure you. Americans are stupid to him. He could take his jet to Moscow tomorrow and live out his years there. He would be perfectly happy to do it. Just fine. 

Put nothing beyond this president. Remember Trump’s words,“it all does not matter if you don’t win” and, “they only know what you tell them”. Those are his guiding mantras.

However, Trump is not the brilliant master. Actually, Trump is not even as smart as his Iowan supporters. Why? Because Trump had an awful lot to lose by entering politics. Now, many who did not care about his money laundering and Russian mafia connections, want to see him and his family face justice for those crimes. Trump knew he had been successfully hiding a life of high crimes and misdemeanors, and now Trump’s crimes actually need to be revealed for our national security. Does that seem smart to you? Not!

Meyer Lansky was a Jewish mafia player in the 1930’s. He kept a low profile. Smart guy. Lansky was never found guilty of anything more serious than illegal gambling.

We just can’t have a suborned executive branch here in the USA. If Trump was as smart as he is greedy, he would have figured this out and stayed low profile and out of politics. Now, the generals are in charge. And our generals don’t want the USA to become a Russian satellite. Trump did not care if he committed treason to get elected, but the generals have their own reasons not to go down that path. They won’t. I don’t worry about that. Maybe we should? Greed is everywhere. If our generals are suborn-able, we are done. 

But Robert Mueller. I hope you bring this all to a close before 9/18. The world order may change on that day. Trump is trying to avoid detection as a treasonous criminal. He will stop at nothing. And he has Putin as a working partner with him. You really need to press charges before that 9/18. That’s two weeks.

Resisters and disgruntled Republicans. If you are reading this and are sympathetic to the cause of American democracy, please Facebook post this now. Share it with your friends. Twitter. Instagram. Send to representatives on both sides. Get it to Mueller. 

When it comes to Russia taking over the USA, there is not much two sides here in the USA on this, is there? Almost none of us want this. Right? 

This entire Korea thing may very well be a ruse. (Pardon the pun) I see reports that Russia and China both have given North Korea the assets it needs to build these bombs. They are players in this. Wake up people! Someone is pulling these strings.

Whatever ensues in Korea, you can be sure it was preconceived, then created and produced by Vladimir Putin. He alone envisions the final act. He alone is working to that end. And it does not end well for the USA in his mind. In this game of Spy vs. Spy, we are way behind this trained and experienced master. 

Please Robert Mueller, get us an indictment before 9/18. 

 

 

Dictator or President? Where Are the Republicans Who Want to Preserve the American Democracy?

This blog used to be about the etymology of English words. But our country is under attack, and really all other pursuits, conversations and blog posts seem trivial right now. I figure words like COLLUDE and COMPROMISED are in the news a lot and it could be interesting to share their etymologies to all.  So then:

C-words are largely about anything a claw can do. Close, chew, crush, carry, collect, contact, chain, chase, etc. I know it sounds like a bold claim, but I have found the English C looks like a claw for a reason; the C first represented a bird’s claw because bird’s go coo and caw. Make a short list of basic C-words and sense the closure in an inordinate percentage of them.

So a CONNECTION is a connected “neck” or “nexus”. The Russians made a connection with agents here in the USA with the intent to affect the election and have a connection with the next president of the United States. We all know that much now. 

spiesCOLLUDE is a form of COLLUSION. The LUSION part refers to PLAYING. Best example word is LUDICROUS – with a sense of play in it. Those who collude, play together in some way. It’s clear there was some play or collusion with Russians, in that sense of the word.

Now CONSPIRE gets to the SPIRIT of the encounter. You can see part of the word SPIRIT hiding in CONSPIRE. To me, SPIRIT has PYRE (FIRE) in it because a spirit is like a fire burning inside you. People who conspire share a spirit. It may not be a benign spirit. But it burns inside them. And that is also what is going on with the Trumps and the Russians. They are conspiring. That’s why Trump never says a really bad thing about the Russians. Mexicans, Muslims, Democrats and actors are all somehow fair game – but not Russians. It’s called a tell in poker. But anyone with common sense can see this is going on. 

Now on COMPROMISE – it gets even more interesting. It literally means “promise together”. It means quid pro quo in that sense. It means I promise to you and you promise to me. We can’t have a president who has been compromised or is compromise-enabled. I think we can all agree on that, right? Left and right. Right?

And compromising with foreign agents to affect an election in the USA, whether the effort is effective or not, is not patriotic, moral nor legal here. It’s treason and it is not and cannot be allowed under the rules of espionage in our democracy. Not unless our democracy no longer cares if it becomes a fascist nation. Because that is what I now see as Trump’s new spiritual focus: making America beholden to him only, like a dictator does.  Like that smart cookie in North Korea, I guess too. And his friend, Vlad. Rulers have it good in dictatorships. They “can do anything”. They can grab the entire nation by its pussy. And they let you get away with it … when your a dictator. Sound familiar?

Stay ahead of Trump’s next move. He never wants to lose. That’s all you have to know. Because of what Trump has done to get elected, he knows down deep that legally becoming a dictator is really the only way he comes out not paying for his crimes at all. He’s working on that 24/7. That is his entire agenda.  He’s even got us paying for his lawyers and protection. Nothing else gets done. We’ll go broke trying to defend him. But he won’t. 

And so we continue to see Trump firing those who are not 100% loyal to him or speak about the Russian hack as if it happened for real.  He is trying to become the judge and jury for his own crimes. He now even speaks of pardoning those who have aided him in his crimes against the state. This is dictator speak folks. 

Trump is trying to legally become the first dictator of the USA. And if he gets away with it, the American democracy as we know it, may be ruined for the foreseeable future. And then Putin has really won.

putin-hockeyListen to what Putin said at some hockey game to our reporters. He said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is dealing with his government”. He said that because that is what Trump told him when he asked when those sanctions were going to be lifted. Trump said “I’m trying, Vladimir. But it’s not as easy here. I have to deal with my government and my press.” To which Putin answered, “Not me Donny. I fixed all that. You can do it too. Use your own rules, lawyers, state press. It can happen even in the USA. Then you and I will rule the world, comrade.”

And Trump took that bait, greed-monger that he is. 

Kudos to Republican Richard Painter for using the word TREASON on the news today. We need to be hearing much more of that, because that is what really happened …. here in the USA.

Where are the Republicans who want to be remembered for preserving the democracy?

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Feel free to copy and share this elephant logo on your social media.  This picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures penetrate where words get misinterpreted.

How the Russians Hacked Our Elections & Why They Wanted Trump

Originally written April 2017, the logic of this post is undeniable. Now, six months later, we are finally getting down to exposing the truth. Hurry up Mueller and Warner!

spiesImagine if you were tasked with the goal to hack into the next elections … in Russia! Where would you even start? You certainly would not start with Putin. Too high up, way too dangerous. No, you would seek existing Russian dissidents, those with gripes against the Russian government and see what people were amenable to some foreign cooperation.

That is exactly what the Russians did. Nothing else makes any sense. And what cooperative dissident(s) did they find here in America? We all know that answer – Steve Bannon. It was Bannon who then recruited Trump into this foreign web of collusion. That is also why Bannon, a known anti-Semite, got an office right next to a convert to Judaism, his daughter Ivanka. I’m sure she said “Daddy no!” Daddy had to say “He knows too much darling. It will be OK”. 

Donald Trump can’t handle details. He never could. In college, we all knew he paid for his homework to get done. ( I was in a class with him at Wharton.) Trump can’t “study”. He deems that beneath him. His reading comprehension is almost non-existent. He pays people to do everything for him – even his reading and thinking. So it took a person like Bannon to set this complex entanglement in motion. It was right up his alley with his fake news publications. 

But Trump confided with Bannon, and even put him in his cabinet. And Bannon worked with Vladimir Putin. And that entire chain is a very serious crime. And it should be, right?

Looking back during the campaign, Trump was recorded saying,

“If I don’t win, this entire campaign is a waste of time.”

That was Trump trying to convince himself that he was doing the right thing by playing ball with Bannon/Putin.  The game had already begun. He was justifying it with that statement. That’s about the time he gave his OK to collusion. That’s about the time we see the escalation in “fake news”.

Update: The ads in Facebook, Twitter, etc. started around this time as well. Russians could not possibly know enough about the nuances of this complex country to time ads, coordinate and precisely target the right audiences – like people in Ferguson. They needed American help, and that is espionage. It was actually the greatest crime ever committed against the United States. It will be remembered that way, if we survive this.

There are many other American players in this crime. Most of Trump’s cabinet members are likely complicit.  Flynn, Manafort, Kushner and probably Sessions too – they had to be in on all this stuff or they could not be trusted. 

Why did the Russians want Donald Trump?

Those who know Trump know he has had Russian holdings and business arrangements for a very long time. This arrangement started in the 1980’s, when he started washing his casino cash in foreign banks, the way so many corporate crooks do. They don’t want to pay less tax, they want to pay no tax! And that’s because they are infected with greed and don’t really don’t love their country.  This was Trump’s original sin. Greed. It’s come back to haunt him. That’s exactly why Trump won’t show his taxes. Can you think of another good reason?

Putin knew Trump had moled cash overseas so he was the ideal person for Putin to get elected because he could easily be blackmailed for his financial crimes.  And that’s who we now have in the White House folks. Most US citizens believe this by now. We have to make sure this strategy is stopped because it is still happening right now. And Trump can’t and won’t do anything to stop it. He’s got to go. He is the ultimate traitor. 

Trump’s taxes will expose the trail back in time to his original Russian connections and his recent dirt as well. There is plenty.  We must see his taxes, the one thing he refuses to give up. He knows better than all of us why he won’t show them. 

Congress! Stay on this. Approve nothing that is not essential until he shows his taxes. He is really not a legit president. He is a Russian patsy. He cares for no one but his own. Donald Trump is now the largest danger in our daily lives, and that is true even if you voted for him. His no-care health plan told us where his heart is.  

There are many politicians who just don’t care about average Americans. Most of the GOP is sold out that way. But only a self-centered egomaniac like Donald Trump would stoop to espionage and selling out his country’s election system for his own purposes. We have not had a traitor like Donald Trump since Benedict Arnold. 

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