Utah Sen. Mitt Romney ‘sickened’ by ‘dishonesty’ of Donald Trump after reading Mueller report

We need other Republicans in Congress to do their duties and denounce Trump:

Sen. Mitt Romney, a regular sparring partner of President Donald Trump, came out as strongly as any Republican against the president’s actions highlighted in the Mueller report on Friday.

“I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” Romney, Utah’s junior senator, said in a release. “I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.”

Trump Suggests Some Involved In Mueller Investigation Could Be “Traitors” And Still Be Brought To Justice

This is why we have to force Trump from office now. Trump will step up his Gestapo tactics. And the Republicans in Congress are still backing his thuggery:

President Donald Trump appears intent on fueling calls for impeachment with unhinged statements calling some who worked with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as possible “traitors” and promising to “turn the tables” and to “bring them to justice”. While the President could simply relish the lack of findings of any criminal conduct, he has again adopted disturbing rhetoric that is reminiscent more of authoritarian regimes than American administrations.

Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report

This significant. Trump and his supporters have called the Mueller Report a vindication. Then why the drop in the polls:

The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.

Jonathan Chait: My Article Saying Trump Was Compromised by Russia Was Right

As I said before, we don’t the Mueller Report to tell us that Donald Trump is a Russian agent of influence (Manchurian Candidate):

The story argued that the breadth and depth of connections between Trump and Russia suggested the scandal was probably worse than most reporters and pundits perceived at the time. The media was giving too much weight to the unlikely outcomes on one side of the distribution — that Trump’s relationship with Russia was completely innocent — and discounting unlikely outcomes on the other side — that Trump was very deeply compromised. “The media has treated the notion that Russia has personally compromised the president of the United States as something close to a kook theory,” I wrote. The most likely possibility, I proposed, was that Russia was exerting some kind of hidden leverage over Trump.

The conclusion has proven completely correct. We now know that during the campaign, Trump was pursuing a building deal in Russia worth several hundred million dollars in profit, according to an indictment by Robert Mueller that Trump has not disputed. This deal created two forms of secret leverage for Vladimir Putin. First, the money was a powerful incentive for Trump to stay in Putin’s good graces. And second, since Trump was publicly denying that he had any dealings with Russia, Putin had access to secret information that he could use to embarrass Trump if he so desired.

Why does Dershowitz keep appearing on Russian propaganda channels?

Where else would you expect one of the biggest high profile defenders of Donald Trump to appear? Why on the RT (abbreviation for Russia Television) network. Additionally, Dershowitz is under investigation for being caught in sex trafficking scandal involving his client, serial rapist, Jeffrey Epstein. Might the Russians have dirt on Dershowitz, like they do with Trump?:

Alan Dershowitz, President Donald Trump’s most prominent legal defender, has found a new outlet to share his views: Russian propaganda channel RT.

Dershowitz’s multiple appearances on RT over the past few months come as questions continue to swirl about the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia. Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his final report on Russian interference last week, and Attorney General William Barr’s four-page synopsis cleared the campaign of collusion while also describing the multiple ways Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election. Trump and his supporters have celebrated the news, but have thus far refused to release the entirety of Mueller’s report, which is reportedly over 300 pages long.

Following Barr’s letter, Dershowitz appeared on RT to condemn the entire investigation. “It was a mistake to appoint a special counsel because there was no evidence of a crime,” Dershowitz said, calling for contempt of court proceedings to begin against those who lobbied for FISA warrants.

Russia ignores U.S. demand to remove troops from Venezuela.

This matter will finally prove whether Trump is betraying our country to Russia. At the very least it shows the liar-in-chief’s passivity towards Russia is embolding Putin. Trump pulled out of Syria (at least initially), has attacked NATO, and relaxed sanctions against Russian oligarchs. Having a traitor in the White House is undermining American national security:

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned on Friday that the United States considers Russia’s military presence in Venezuela “a direct threat to international peace and security in the region.” Bolton was responding to the arrival of 100 Russian military personnel in Caracas this weekend. It was just the latest condemnation from the Trump administration of Russian actions in the Venezuela crisis, but the Russian government seems unperturbed by American warnings so far.

This isn’t the first time Russians ventured into Venezuela this year. When Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president in January, Russian contractors, associated with the Wagner group which has also carried out clandestine operations in Syria and Ukraine, appeared in Venezuela. Sources close to the Wagner group told Reuters that the contractors were sent to protect Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro in the face of unrest.

FBI releases documents on Trump Organization after years of resistance

Why didn’t we know about this before the election?

The FBI published documents offering a glimpse of attention paid to Donald Trump’s real estate company over the past four decades on Tuesday, following years of resistance.

A pair of subpoenas for testimony to a federal grand jury in Manhattan, which were accepted by attorneys who worked for the Trump Organization, were among the files released under freedom of information (Foia) laws.

But the name of the people called as witnesses and the federal crimes alleged to have been broken in the November 1985 case were redacted, along with hundreds of other details across 149 pages that were published following requests by reporters.

Also among the released files was an FBI report on a threat made against the life of a New York City official who was refusing to give Trump a tax break. Trump denied any involvement in the threat and later gave the official a job.

Most Americans believe Russia has Compromising Information on Donald Trump

Doesn’t Matter what the Mueller Report says on whether Trump ‘colluded’ with the Russians, you and I know the truth. Donald Trump is a traitor. He is working on behalf of the Kremlin:

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 52 percent of voters believe Russia has compromising information on President Donald Trump. The finding comes as his administration insists at every turn that Attorney General William Barr’s letter about the Mueller report exonerates Trump, even though it says the exact opposite.

And the public knows that Trump tried to impede the Mueller investigation because he and his minions have something to hide. The all lied about their contacts with the Russians. That’s why we all want to read the report and judge for ourselves:

The poll also found that a 47 percent plurality of voters believe Trump “tried to impede or obstruct the investigation into whether his campaign had ties to Russia.” A 49 percent plurality also said they’re most likely to accept Robert Mueller’s Version of the investigation, with only 27 percent saying they’d trust Trump’s. Most voters believe the full Mueller report should be made public (82 percent).

 

Trump’s choice for Fed seat Stephen Moore owes $75,000 to IRS

Trump can’t help but hire people who are cheats:

Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s pick for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, owes $75,000 in taxes and penalties to Uncle Sam.

A circuit court filing in Maryland shows the US government won a judgment against Moore, a former Trump campaign adviser and now a distinguished fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, for a federal tax lien valued at $75,328.80. The January 2018 filing says it was for unpaid taxes, penalties, interest and other costs in 2014.

In fact, the liar-in-chief hired someone who is his own image–unfit to hold office but good at self promotion:

Stephen Moore’s career as an economic analyst has been a decades-long continuous procession of error and hackery. It is not despite but precisely because of these errors that Moore now finds himself in the astonishing position of having been offered a position on the Federal Reserve board by President Trump.

Moore’s primary area of pseudo-expertise — he is not an economist — is fiscal policy. He is a dedicated advocate of supply-side economics, relentlessly promoting his fanatical hatred of redistribution and belief that lower taxes for the rich can and will unleash wondrous prosperity. Like nearly all supply-siders, he has clung to this dogma in the face of repeated, spectacular failures.

Barbara Bush no longer considered herself a Republican after Trump became President, book says

No true Republican can consider themselves a GOPer while Trump is still in the White House:

Former first lady Barbara Bush didn’t consider herself a Republican after Donald Trump took office, according to a forthcoming book obtained by USA Today about the matriarch of a GOP political dynasty.

“After Trump’s rise, she saw it as a party she could not continue to support, a party she no longer recognized — even as one of her grandsons, George P. Bush, was on the ballot as a Republican running for re-election as Texas land commissioner,” author Susan Page wrote in an excerpt adapted from her new book, “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty.” The excerpt was published Wednesday in USA Today.