“Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!” – Trump tweet 2-5-18
Both the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles ran a play last night in the Super Bowl where the quarterback was an eligible receiver but the results could not have been more different. Tom Brady, quarterback of the Patriots dropped his pass which would have been a sure touchdown while the Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, caught his and ran it in for six points.
Donald Trump and his Republican lackeys in Congress dropped the “pass” last week with THE MEMO and like the Patriots loss, the majority of the nation couldn’t be happier. But unlike the Patriots, Trump and his Deplorable base aren’t taken the defeat very well. They are in fact pretty pissed off about it as you can see from the “very mature” tweet “our” 71-year-old President broadcast this morning to the Deplorable nation.
South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, my congressional representative, a man about as far-right as they come and whose fingerprints were all over THE MEMO stated Sunday that THE MEMO does not have “any impact on the Russia probe.” He further clarified that “There is a Russia investigation without a dossier. To the extent the memo deals with the dossier and the FISA process, the dossier has nothing to do with the meeting at Trump Tower. The dossier has nothing to do with an email sent by Cambridge Analytica. The dossier really has nothing to do with George Papadopoulos’ meeting in Great Britain. It also doesn’t have anything to do with obstruction of justice.”
I wrote last week, as far as THE MEMO “totally vindicates “Trump” in probe” as “our” President insisted last week, it didn’t, and it doesn’t, not even close but that isn’t stopping Trump from his scorched earth public relations campaign. Think about what Trump’s tweet above is accusing California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of, “illegally leak(ing) confidential information”. Think about what that implies. It is a pretty dangerous accusation to throw-out into cyberspace. Honestly it ranks right-up there with the time Trump accused Obama of wiring tapping Trump Tower.
I don’t mean to sound like an alarmist but this is some scary shit. To have a sitting President publicly accuse a United States Congressman of illegally leaking confidential information, a Federal crime, like he is just some white-trash average Joe nobody living in a shack on the outskirts of Monroeville, Alabama. We would write off Joe as just another alt-right, white-power, Evangelical nut, but this is the President of the United States, and like it or not his words, his threats, his thoughts and his opinions should be based on facts and if true, like accusing a Congressman of illegally leaking confidential information, judicial action.
What can you do? Write your Senators, write your representative in the House and ask them one simple question, are the Presidents tweets fact or fiction? And if fact, is Rep. Adam Schiff going to be charged with Federal crimes against the United States? And if fiction, how they can allow Trump to get away with broadcasting such blatant and dangerous lies?
I am afraid that Trump, his henchman in Congress and the Deplorable base will become more desperate, and sadly more dangerous as the Mueller investigation moves toward a conclusion. Any sane and rational person knows that Trump obstructed justice, again he admitted it in the Lester Holt interview after he fired FBI Director James Comey. Also, any sane and rational person knows that Trump and people in his orbit like Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Rex Tillerson just to name a few have all spent extensive time in the Russian sandbox and have a significant amount of financial skin in the game with Russia. The questions that haven’t been answered yet are “what did Russia get or what is Russia getting for this financial skin?” and those answers are keeping Trump up at night and when those answers come, make him more dangerous to America.
I can promise you, knowing what we already know about Trump’s fragile and narcissistic psyche, given the opportunity, he will scorch the earth and destroy everything in his path to satisfy his ego. He doesn’t care about America, Democracy or the Deplorables. He doesn’t care about God, this planet or you and I. Compassion and empathy are foreign emotions to him, sentiments he is incapable of feeling let alone displaying. Trump cares about one thing, Trump, and the most important thing in the world to him is being threatened. Remember, “they hit me and I hit them back harder and they disappear.”
“Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of “Executive Time.” Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or…really anything else.” – Rep. Adam Schiff tweet 2-5-18