“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (First Amendment – Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights’).
The Donald J. Trump Presidency is really insane, it is really a horror house of governance, by a former so-called Tycoon who slaps his name on buildings and golf-courses, but haven’t built much himself in the recent years. President Trump who fires, misfires and hires willy-nilly are now leaked about his Non-Disclosure Agreements with White House staff, that is insane, and is blatant in disregard to freedom of speech, liberty and of people’s will to speak out of the madness happening with the term of the President.
You know he really has many crimes, much activity he don’t want disclosed, don’t want public. When all aides, all appointments and all people working for him in the White House. Signing NDA’s that silence them “at all times thereafter”. It isn’t like they are only signing, we will not classified information, we will not leak private conversations while being in the White House. No, it is all time after. So if your in the 20s or 30s hired like Stephen Miller, he cannot leak crap all his life for all the decades he is alive after Trump stopped being President. The same with Hope Hicks, who isn’t that old. She would be silent for 5 decades after what she saw as one of the trusted aides of Trump. Hicks could clearly have written a tell-all book about her time in the Trump Organization and Trump White House. But she wouldn’t be allowed, sure the President made similar agreements in his businesses. Seriously, he must have, since he cannot stomach to release them Tax-Returns. The grand-coward cannot be transparent, but that we know.
Non-Disclosure Agreement from the White House:
“As outlined in the document, this restriction would cover Trump aides not only during their White House service but also “at all times thereafter.” The document: “I understand that the United States Government or, upon completion of the term(s) of Mr. Donald J. Trump, an authorized representative of Mr. Trump, may seek any remedy available to enforce this Agreement including, but not limited to, application for a court order prohibiting disclosure of information in breach of this Agreement.” (Marcus, 2018).
That he will take former employees, former aides and appointed into cabinet if they talk is outrages. That he thinks he can control the first amendment and silence the staff for life is insane. It is vindictive and vicious. But nothing new from this man, whose done the same to Stormy Daniels and who else he has had a shady relationship while being married. I am sure he has more NDA’s which is connected to his infidelity, because this man has no self-control. Just look at the man’s tweet and you know!
You can wonder if this is made by the legal team of Michael Cohen and not under government protocol. Like I doubt the Department of Justice had a review, neither the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) or the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at the White House. Because, they know the laws and standards for government officials and public servants. The appointed people and hired staff in the White House is not personal minions of Trump. Even if he thinks so and thinks he is secretly King Kong who can solve any crises. Even if he creates most of them on his own.
It should be easy to dismiss, any scholar should understand that the NDA cannot violate the First Amendment, than it should be tarnished and rewritten. They cannot mute people from the free speech, they cannot stop people from talking and being in the press after the tenure of Trump. They are not allowed to leak sensitive information, not allowed to disclose confidential information, but that is while being staff. However, when they are clocked-out and contract done. Then, they can disclose matters and also put the stories in print if they want. That is natural. Therefore, these NDA’s are stupid and vindictive, because Trump is afraid of the stories. Even Wolf’s book ‘Fire and Fury’ has stirred the pot, but there will be more in the future. These NDA’s will not last.
The President is not above the law, even if he thinks so inside his own mind. He has to respect the law, just like any citizen has to abide to it. It is time the President understand that, it is a lot to ask of Trump. But someone had to do it, it just happen to be me. Peace.
Marcus, Ruth – ‘Trump had senior staff sign nondisclosure agreements. They’re supposed to last beyond his presidency.’ (18.03.2018) link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-nondisclosure-agreements-came-with-him-to-the-white-house/2018/03/18/226f4522-29ee-11e8-b79d-f3d931db7f68_story.html?utm_term=.a2d6a1921454
It is rich of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire on behalf of the President Donald Trump, the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Andrew McCabe. It is so wealthy and extravagant of the AG to sack McCabe, this is a hack-job or a whack-job. This is so fitting this limited minded administration under President Trump. The steam-rolling circus evolving around the narrow-minded, compromised and tauntingly stupid administration of Trump. This isn’t governance, this isn’t building institutions or trying to uphold them, instead it is massaging the ego of Trump.
This is buying Sessions time, since he has been under-fire and called disloyal on dozens of occasions by the President. Who has no civil understanding or common sense, except he wants Mars Robots and Soldiers fighting Jupiter now, while building a wall and still having a massive budget deficit. You know that Trump doesn’t have many marbles left, neither any words of wisdom. That is why he hires folk from CNBC and Fox&Friends, because he doesn’t know better.
McCabe is fired because he has defied and followed protocol, he is fired because Trump grew tired that the Russian investigation and the Mueller Probe finally hit the Trump Organization. The skeletons in the business of the Trump Organization will be looked into by the FBI. The ones that he despise and tried to obstruct ever since getting into office. It is only someone who fears the truth, that does what he can to stifle the investigation. Just think if Obama did this one of a dozens of Benghazi hearings or if Clinton moved against the Starr Impeachment investigations. The whole Republican hell would have brought loose, but in this day and age, it is just Friday.
Trump can have allegations of all ill-conduct, he can be sued by a Porn-Star, while other Presidents cannot even have alleged blow-jobs in the office or mistresses. Without nearly losing their jobs or getting public scrutiny. The double-standard is amazing, it was a week where Obama was critiqued by the Republicans for wearing a brown-suit. Today, it sound like nonsense, it was nonsense back-then, but compared to the big scandals of Trump. It is nothing and shouldn’t have been a thing.
That this firing is suspect isn’t only that Sessions did the bidding of the President, but that hours ahead of the firing, the Fox News had already made draft articles of the firing of him. The angle wings was already spreading and the legacy and the epicenter of nonsense was in full swing. That the allegations made by Sessions is rich, since he lied on his forms before getting appointed, he didn’t tell about his meeting with foreign agents during the run-up to the election. He also lied on the stand when they were having the public hearing. Therefore, Sessions is not the guy to blame McCabe, he should first fist-pump God, before telling other about orderly conduct.
For me this a reaction that the McCabe never flinched or stopped the Russian Probe of Mueller, never gave way or stopped anything. This is revenge and petty politics of the highest order, the Grand Wizard of the White House. He just cannot help himself, while he is watching Fox News, InfoWars or busy playing golf.
This is just one of to many who has gone out, the second highest in command of the FBI. The Second FBI director during the tenure of Trump. That should be shocking, but he has no levels of understanding, that the President is not above the law. However, he thinks so. McCabe is just the freshest casualty in the war against his case and the Mueller Investigation. If there was nothing, he wouldn’t obstruct justice, neither sack former FBI Director James Comey or politicize the Department of Justice. It is not one of his tools, but a independent department to work for the citizens, not the Commander-in-Chief. The whiny baby in the Oval Office, has to sooner learn that, but that train has left the station already.
We just know, that the Trump Administration will continue to be chaos, as the people hired has no knowledge of governance and is stooges, while the will of the GOP isn’t there. All other excuse is not acceptable. The reality is that this is just another step in touching the Russian investigation. To look at it differently is just exposing the mental dissonance from the factors that been spinning since inauguration.
It is time to indict more people close to the President and fire of all cylinders, but Mueller is navigating the waters and collecting evidence to build case. He will not give in easy and will cover all space. Not like GOP House Representatives, that are showing their weakness and loyalty to the President. That is why the suspended the investigations there, without getting all details as the DNC Report after proves. To many people haven’t been interviewed, neither subpoena enough documentation. Hopefully, Mueller does and gets, so he can drop bombshells and prove no leads to the reality getting exposed. Peace.
The honorable man of California Devin Nunes, who has done his best efforts to thwart the investigation and also following the paradigm of the White House. Has stacked the deck and settled. That is seen with the first page of the new report coming from the House Permanent Select Committee on Investigations – Russia Investigation. Because it is rare that a report starts with conclusions. That is just a showing world that the GOP is addicted to the power of Trump and his allies.
Because the pro-longed investigation in the House, has not used their subpoena powers, neither had all the witnesses to show-up. Neither has the Conclusion fitted the narrative and the assessments made by the Intelligence Community, which was totally different the Nunes led Committee. We now officially, can say that the GOP is compromised. It is traded its patriotic belief in their own state to Kremlin somehow. Because they cannot finish an investigation, neither follow protocol or trying to do anything that pushes the United States into cold waters of Russia. Putin must be laughing that he has made the ruling party, the majority party of the US so weak and foolish.
Donald J. Trump and his business ventures, his associates and all parts of Campaign has nearly been known for their connections, it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t had a connection to Russia somehow. Who hasn’t had a trip, had a study, had venture or even gotten funds from Russian Oligarchs. It is like a plot in the open with big neon-lights, but everyone trying to look the other way. All the secrets, all the meetings and even the lack of actions after. Shows the ability of this administration to be compromised.
The patriotic act would be stand for the nation, reveal it all and show the disgraceful foreign actors, who works for the betterment of Russia and not the United States. However, that is pipe-dream. The possibility of Trump doing that, is as narrow as it can be. More likely he will shut down the FBI, fire Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller and try to bury the indictments. That would be final nail in the coffin.
When the House Committee stops the investigations now, we can wonder if the purge of the Department of Justice will continue. Even if the Attorney General Jeff Sessions will stay or be sacked too. At this point, the obstruction of justice, the interference and misuse of power will come to the max. All because of the Manchurian Candidate and his needs to keep cool, even though he is as uncool as can be.
If Devin Nunes and his Committee was wise, they would have covered all angels, but they didn’t. They haven’t taken everyone involved. They haven’t even followed all leads, they haven’t followed the money and neither covered the tracks. It is forged work and no matter what the report says. When you have the conclusion on the first page. The rest will forged to fit that narrative, unless you think the public stupid. Which apparently, the GOP thinks.
The GOP is at least at this point far from patriotic, it is compromised, it is a kompromat, it has been blackmailed and the Kremlin must have damaging evidence. If not, why would they be so eager to stop it? Why could they so easily control it and make sure they never offend the Don Putin?
Because they never do, they never can and doesn’t have the ability, because they are a kompromat of the Kremlin. Putin must be laughing and thinking, how could he be so lucky. He got them by balls and they cannot do anything about it. Peace.