Sunday, February 19, 2017

A fine mess

How can he say that his administration is running like a fine-tuned machine? How disillusioned is this mad man? There have been many people who got fired or who just did not want a job with Trump.  Before he campaigns for re-election he should at least address how he is going to get the deficit down. The personnel debacles and serious scandals that already are with this 1 month Presidency are unlike anything we have ever seen at the start of a Presidential term. He has signed into law zero policies other than his failed Muslim ban that the courts shot down indefinitely. So, his one major decision has failed.  As he was crowing about how great he is during his solo press conference the lawyers for the administration was writing to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals asking to vacate its previous ruling striking the ban as unconstitutional.
They wanted to uphold a stay on those grounds. The court denied the request. Now no one wants to see the United States fail but we need the Donald to fail in his crazy requests despite his attempt to appeal his decisions. He seems to be failing in every way! One of the first noticeable indications of chaos in the administration was when he wanted to hire Monica Crowley for a national security job. In 2012 she was exposed for plagiarizing multiple sources in her book called, What the (Bleep) Just Happened? Soon thereafter her book sale was suspended. It was also reported that many of her newspaper columns were also plagiarized. She also plagiarized parts of her Ph.D. Dissertation. I guess that is all acceptable to him since his own wife plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech.
Soon though Monica Crowley got thrown out as a National Security Advisor. The first person Trump picked as Secretary of the Army was a finance guy Vincent J. Viola who donated a lot of money to Trumps campaign. His nomination was stopped because they found out that he was arrested for punching a guy out at a recent horse auction. Then there was the shortest tenure of a   National Security Advisor,  General Mike Flynn resigning. He lasted only 24 days which is the shortest tenure in American History for that job. It was all about his involvement with the Russian government before and after the election. He got fired mostly because he lied about his involvement with the Russian government. He lied when he denied discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador. He may have also lied to the FBI about his Russian contacts. If that is proven then he committed a felony.
There are transcripts and recordings of Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials yet he lied and denied ever having those discussions. The January 24 interview potentially put Flynn in legal jeopardy. Lying to the FBI is a felony offense. If he was prosecuted he could be looking at serious jail time. The situation thickens. The guy to prosecute him would be in  the Justice Department. That is now being run by the Chairman of the National Security Advisory Committee from the Trump campaign. Jeff Sessions refused to prosecute the liar. So Flynn walks because they are all in bed with trump and the Russians.
The day after the Flynn resignation Trump also had to pull his Labor Secretary nominee  choice Andy Posner. Then Trumps next choice to replace Flynn, Admiral  Robert Harward  turned down the job. He said he was “conflicted between the call of duty and the obvious dysfunctionality.”

We shouldn’t forget that Senate Democrats are opposing the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. 3,000 pages of information emerged about him withholding discussions with oil and gas companies. He did not release the information. How can he oversee the protection of our environment when he is in bed with the major polluters of our environment? He also sued the EPA 14 times and lost 7 times so far. The Republican Senate just approved him according to party lines. Pruitt is a conservative that hates environmental regulations. His law suits as Attorney General were against smog limits, mercury level regulations and pollution regulations.  Does Trump even know what a fine tuned machine is?

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