Trump Scandal: Is This The Beginning Of The End?
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Trump Scandal: Is This
The Beginning Of The End?
For the past several weeks, there has been one Trump scandal after another, with all roads continuously leading to the same destination: Russia. Could this time finally be the beginning of the end for Donald Trump?
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As the old saying goes: “If it looks like a rat and smells like a rat, then it’s a rat!” Well, there’s definitely a rat stinking up the Trump White House — and it seems as though it’s about to cause the entire Trump administration to come crumbling down. Let’s take a look at the facts:
TRUMP SCANDAL #1: Michael Flynn
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign less than a month on the job, after it was discovered that he had regular secret conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign and prior to Donald Trump’s election. It was never clear why he felt the need to lie and keep conversations with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak a secret. However, his actions only gave further credence to a questionable link between Donald Trump and a foreign entity. Although he has resigned, that doesn’t stop a full senate investigation.
TRUMP SCANDAL #2: Jeff Sessions
Calls for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign have grown louder after less than 3 weeks on the job, once it was discovered that Sessions also had multiple secret conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak. The problem for Sessions is that he lied under oath during his senate confirmation for AG, claiming he never had any contact with Russia, when in fact, he did. As attorney general, Sessions is charged with making sure everyone follows the law, however, it now appears likely that he himself did not follow the law. Although Sessions has since recused himself from any investigations into a link between the Trump administration and Russia, he will be forced to answer the charges levied against him in a special senate hearing today.
TRUMP SCANDAL #3: President Obama wiretapping
On Sunday, Donald Trump made the outlandish accusation that former President Barack Obama spied on him inside Trump Tower in New York. As usual, his claims were all without merit or an ounce of proof.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump posted on Twitter.
In response, Mr. Obama took the high road and vehemently denied Trump’s claims that he ever requested any surveillance of Donald Trump at any time. However, IF Mr. Obama had in fact requested the monitoring of Trump, he would have had to convince a judge that there was probable cause Trump was a severe threat to national security in order for surveillance to take place. Now that Donald has opened
his big mouth Pandora’s Box, he may have to explain why he would have been such a threat to force a sitting president to go to such lengths against a president-elect.
So, in case you’re wondering exactly how each Trump scandal relates to the other, here’s the deal:
For months, multiple government sources have made it clear they’re convinced that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election, for the sole purpose of assuring victory for Donald Trump. Additionally, it is now public knowledge that various members of Trump’s hand-picked administration have now or have had questionable contact with the Kremlin. Further, Trump named the head of Exxon-Mobile and a close friend of Russian president Vladimir Putin as his choice for US Secretary of State. Ironically, Rex Tillerson has never held a government position in his life, yet he is now the top diplomat for the most powerful nation on the planet.
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Despite Donald Trump’s claims to the contrary, it looks as if he and several members of his administration have something to hide. Otherwise, Trump would cooperate and voluntarily call for a full investigation into his Russian ties in order to clear his reputation. Instead, he wants everyone to simply go away and stop asking so many questions. With that mindset, it’s easy to understand why the perception is just not that good and the optics are really, really bad.
In the world of Donald Trump, if you can’t tell the media to go away, you simply force them away via an old trick Trump has been utilizing for years: DEFLECTION.
With the heat of a Trump scandal getting hotter, Trump deflected by introducing the “fake news” story that former President Obama tapped his phones. Ironically, it’s the same tactic Trump used when NSA Director Michael Flynn stepped down and he introduced the “fake news” story that Mr. Obama was the cause of information leaking from inside The White House.
Calling Donald Trump the “Deflector-In-Chief,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke of Trump’s moves as “authoritarian tactics.”
“You make up something and then you have the press write about it, and then you say, ‘everybody’s writing about this charge,'” Pelosi said. “It’s a tool of an authoritarian, to just have you always be talking about what you want to be talking about.”
Pelosi then questioned Trump’s sincerity in a congressional investigation of wiretapping.
“And then to take it to the Congress and say, ‘you investigate this,’ when he’s not been in favor of Congress investigating anything, including what do the Russians have on Donald Trump, politically, financially, or personally,” Pelosi added, suggesting that Trump is not at all serious about his claims against President Obama and that it is a mere tactic of deflection.
So, wake up, America! Do not be fooled! Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — particularly regarding Donald Trump and his ties to Russia. Multiple findings of illegal contact with Russian officials by Trump and his cronies, while they were still private citizens is no accident. They were not in talks with various countries. They were only in talks with one: RUSSIA.
Something nefarious is going on and it’s time for the US to conduct a full investigation into Donald Trump once and for all. What is he hiding? Why won’t he show his taxes? What does Russia have on him that prompted multiple members of his team to hold secret talks with the same foreign adversary?
The answers to these questions and more could be the beginning of the end for Donald J. Trump.
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