Opinion: Further proof that the Trump Administration will be filled with inclination for themselves!

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I am sure that the Trump children will be there to support their father in informal capacities, and I think these are just regular inquiries among many that are made when folks are transitioning into a new administration — for the Trump family, a new city” – Kellyanne Conway on NBC Today on the 15th November 2016 (Sherfinski, 2016).

We’re living in a special day and age, where the racial-biased and White Supremacist expect they can automatically insult and exaggerate the outcome of policies that effects their voters base, like in the U.S. rural angry-white men who votes in the Mississippi and Ohio, than say the blue-collar and highly educated ones in the bigger cities in California or up in Yankee land in and around New York.

That is special and unique the way the Trump Administration and Trump himself carries criticism. They already carry themselves as entitled and honorary people as they just days ago where citizens and ordinary men in some ways. The proof of that is how Donald Trump closed the Lincoln tunnel between New York and New Jersey:

“Commuters got their first taste of “Trump-lock” after the Lincoln Tunnel and the express lanes of I-78 were briefly closed late this afternoon for a motorcade carrying President-elect Donald Trump across the border to New Jersey.  The motorcade caused 30-minute delays to commuter buses traveling in and out of New York City. It continued west on I-78 to Bedminster for meetings of with Trump’s transition team at Trump National Golf Course — about 35 miles from the city” (Higgs, 2016).

This proves that his entitlement are already there with the security, motorcade and the closing of roads for the ordinary citizens he is supposed to represent This is the ordinary ones of dictators and such who close downs towns, business-districts or like President Museveni who closed the only good road between Entebbe International Airport and Kampala during the Weekend visit of Turkish President Erdogan during 2016. This is now the future for the American citizens too, you must be so proud!

Another questionable affair, which proves the little trust Donald Trump has in other human beings, is that during one of his first meetings with world leaders. He couldn’t do that without his oldest daughter Ivanka Trump; who is supposed to be a part of miss-educated guess of what a blind trust of Trump Organization is. She was appearing and taken part of the humble meeting between Donald and Japanese Prime Minister Shino Abe.

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NYT writes this:  

The potential for conflicts of interest between President-elect Donald J. Trump and his family’s business ventures emerged again Thursday evening, when a photograph was distributed that showed his daughter Ivanka at a meeting between Mr. Trump and the prime minister of Japan” (…) “News reporters were not allowed to attend the session, Mr. Trump’s first with a foreign head of state, and no summary was provided about what was discussed. A separate photograph was distributed — press photographers were not allowed to cover the event — showing that Jared Kushner, Ms. Trump’s husband, was present for at least part of the gathering” (Lipton , 2016).

This is questionable behaviour and nepotism at its finest when family members and close connected to it are apparent at State Functions and negotiations, even meetings like this. If the world would care, they would do the same with this as they blast President Jacob Zuma for hiring his kids in businesses that needs government contracts and are bound by businessmen who are connected with him like the Gupta’s. This is the same behaviour, just being more direct and proving how little President Trump cares about the perceived corrupt behaviour and opportunity to use the State as golden goose for his businesses and trade-deals in the future. Don’t doubt that when can this early have all his kids in his Transitional Executive Committee, and now has husband of Ivanka and Ivanka herself present at a function like this!

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If you believe otherwise you’re either naïve or a Trump apologist like Joe Scarborough on MSNBC.  I do not know what kind of procedure that Donald we’re used to at the Ivory Tower and under his Trump Administration, but this is different as the stakes are higher than going bankrupt in Atlantic City or losing liquor license. This is serious and has to concerning that the benefitting business of the government can become the Trump Organization, like it could be other places where the doling government money are being through shady straw companies ending enclosed bank-accounts in Tax-Havens and in Swiss Secret Accounts. When Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner already showing up with clearance’s and with any precedence for being there with Prime Minister Shino Abe, than you can question the judgement of Trump.

I am sure at one point and to the right state of affairs in the mind of Donald, the other sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. will show up to certain meetings. Where they will offer guidance and principals to the matter, even if there already not in their field of expertise or in their paygrade; the government seems to starting to a Trump Family matter, less to make America Great Again, but more get the Trump Family hired by itself again.

On that note, the security clearance and the sense of making that for other than visiting is showing his plan of incorporating his whole Trump Organization machine at the White House. Carry on as usual, but doing some governmental stuff now and then, if not just follow blindly advice from Stephen Bannon, Mike Pence or Reince Priebus. Not easy to know who that will be. Certainly having Ivanka, Donald Jr, Eric and Jared in the lines of the Cabinet shows how little regard his has of the system and governance; Trump doesn’t want accountability and transparency, he wants all sort of control with all information and gaining the benefits. So that the State business becomes his business; which is a scary scenario as the importance is not what benefits the citizens, but what benefits him and his family that already playing roles for the Trump Organization and as State Advisers under the Trump Administration; this can only go bad and go for the good of Trump and not the society. Peace.

Reference:

Higgs, Larry – ‘N.J. commuters get first taste of Trump gridlock’ (18.11.2016) link: http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2016/11/bus_and_highway_commuters_get_first_taste_of_trump.html

Lipton, Eric – ‘Ivanka Trump’s Presence at Meeting With Japan’s Leader Raises Questions’ (18.11.2016) link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/us/politics/ivanka-trump-shinzo-abe.html?_r=0

Sherfinski, David – ‘Kellyanne Conway: Security inquiries for Donald Trump’s kids made ‘very informally’ (15.11.2016) link: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/15/kellyanne-conway-security-inquiries-donald-trump-k/

Opinion: Jeff Sessions as Attorney General could bring back the “Shameful era”

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If you ever thought the Cabinet and the picked men and might be woman under the Presidency of Trump would be without controversy, you’re wrong after he picked his Campaign Manager Stephen Bannon for Chief Strategist in the White House. There are bunch of other complicated and important roles to fill for the new Administration under Trump.

That a Senator from Alabama gets into a Cabinet isn’t new or controversial, but the long-serving Senator Jeff Sessions has a shady history and also some principals that are concerning. Especially considering that the Attorney General of the United States is this:

The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government when so requested. In matters of exceptional gravity or importance the Attorney General appears in person before the Supreme Court. Since the 1870 Act that established the Department of Justice as an executive department of the government of the United States, the Attorney General has guided the world’s largest law office and the central agency for enforcement of federal laws” (Justice.gov – Office of the Attorney General – About the Office).

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So in legal matters the appointment of Jeff Sessions will be representing the US Government and also directly advice the President, which is Trump. He is a real partner in crime, one racist to another, the company of men at the White House and tightknit elite in Washington will now have the same perspectives on Border Control, Immigration, and Abortion for instance; which are civil liberties they don’t seem to see much value in.

The man Attorney General Jeff Sessions from Alabama has this history and beliefs. Take a look!

Last Election for his Senate seat in 2014:

Sessions’ unopposed status this year helps seal Alabama’s reputation as a “red” Republican state. It’s a 180-degree turn from Alabama’s status as unfriendly territory for the GOP. Winger cites 1950, 1956 and 1974 as times when Democrats won election to the U.S. Senate without major opposition, or with no opponent at all. Until 2014, however, Republicans were never given the same pass” (Stinson, 2014).

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Special Testimonies about him:

“Wildman writes in particular that the testimonies of two witnesses–a Justice Department employee named J. Gerald Hebert, and a black Sessions subordinate named Thomas Figures–helped to doom Sessions, then a U.S. Attorney, at his Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. According to Wildman, Hebert testified reluctantly “that in a conversation between the two men Sessions had labeled the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) “un-American” and “Communist-inspired.” And Figures–then an assistant U.S. Attorney–told the committee that “during a 1981 murder investigation involving the Ku Klux Klan, Sessions was heard by several colleagues commenting that he ‘used to think they [the Klan] were OK’ until he found out some of them were ‘pot smokers.'” (TPM DC, 2009).

Voting Scandal:

“SARAH WILDMAN: Thanks for having me, Amy.

Well, as you described, Sessions was a US attorney in 1986 when Reagan appointed him to the US District Court of Alabama. He, at the time, had been at the helm of a voting scandal in Alabama, where he had charged three civil rights leaders with voting fraud, that is, falsifying absentee ballots, you know, faking various voters. And after investigation, they were all acquitted. It was called the Marion Three. One of them, Albert Turner, had been an aide to Martin Luther King, Jr. And that was sort of the tip of the iceberg about Jeff Sessions” (Wildman & Rivera, 2009).

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“Sessions has always been willing to take on unpopular fights. As U.S. attorney, he prosecuted a group of African-American civil-rights activists for voter fraud, and his nomination prompted charges of racism from local and national officials. Colleagues at the Department of Justice accused him of racism, too, and the late Democratic senator Ted Kennedy warned that he would be a “throwback to a shameful era.” A black colleague and even a local black journalist testified on his behalf. Ultimately, his nomination was defeated. In an unusual turn of events, Senator Howell Heflin, a conservative Democrat who was expected to support his fellow Alabamian, bucked tradition and cast the deciding vote against him” (Johnson, 2014).

Standing for existing Gun-laws:

“As you mentioned in your letter, Congress and federal officials often respond to tragic events by imposing new laws and regulations that restricts gun ownership. I do not believe the solution here is to create new laws. Instead, we should focus on enforcing existing laws, and turn our attention to criminals who obtain or use guns illegally. For Example, under current law, there is mandatory minimum sentence of ten years for discharging a firearm in relation to any crime of violence and a maximum penalty of death for criminals convicted for first-degree murder” (Sessions, 2012).

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Immigration:

““A new study confirms that the labor-force participation rate is at a thirty-year low – meaning that small improvements in the employment rate have masked the deeper trend of a shrinking labor force with more people retiring early, going on disability, turning to welfare, and giving up looking for work altogether,” Sessions said in a statement today” (…) ““In 1999, half of teenagers had a summer job; today, it’s a mere third,” Sessions said. “Wages are also lower today than they were in 1999. Meanwhile, 1 in 3 without a high school diploma remains unable to find a job. This is more than temporary problem but an alarming trend: the workforce is shrinking and the welfare rolls are expanding.” (…) “Chronic unemployment causes enormous social harm – to schools, to families, to communities. Do we really want a society with a large, growing block of Americans who are permanently out of work?” Sessions said. “A swift amnesty and a permanent surge in low-skill immigration may make sense for some business interests – but it makes no sense for a nation that is currently struggling with exploding welfare rolls, falling wages and chronic unemployment.” (Talbot, 2013).

“Under a story headlined “Catch and Release,” CIS said the Obama Administration’s policies of prosecutorial discretion were leading to a decline in immigration enforcement” (…) “American citizens have a legal and moral right to the protections our immigration laws afford—at the border, the interior and the workplace,” Sessions said. “The Administration has stripped these protections and adopted a government policy that encourages new arrivals to enter illegally or overstay visas by advertising immunity from future enforcement.” Cason, 2014)

“Shockingly, of the 400,000 caught, 80 percent are released into the United States,” said Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. “We cannot allow the Mexican border to turn into lawless area where drugs and crime predominate,” he said”(Herera & Reyes, 2016).

Abortion:

“BLOCK: “Before the meeting today, we heard the president say he doesn’t have a litmus test around the issue of abortion. He did say he believes that constitutional values, though, include the protection of privacy and what he called bodily integrity. Could you, do you think, support a nominee who also embraces that belief?” (NPR, 2010).

“ Sen. SESSIONS: It’s the question, you know, fundamentally of a person’s constitutional analysis. You know, people can disagree. And I think it would result in simply how they analyze the cases and not just that case, but the many, many, many other issues that come before the court. So we would like to see I would like to see a nominee who is committed to faithfully following the Constitution as it is written. And that understands that they’re not empowered to consult polling data or social conditions as they interpret the existing words of our Constitution” (NPR, 2010)

I don’t want to discuss this, I just want to show this, because this should matter, but it doesn’t do for Trump, because the moral flexible man is just for his own ego. Picks the men he knows will be loyal to him and not the Government itself. These men will follow him and feel alike in manner of belief of other people and policy, even if he has so. Other than his bloated ego and wanting to have men who he can control; therefore he picks a giant fan and long-term senator.

This Attorney General is worrying because of his casual belief in changing laws and how he wants to make the immigration laws stronger and fight the immigrants. This cannot be seen as healthy stance. Welcome back the Shameful Era is now here. It’s with Bannon and Sessions, and who else that the Trump Administration picks. To now the only spineless, but decent pick of men has Reince Priebus to have White House position.

Enough of this racist nonsense, but there will be more as the Trump Transition Team is handpicking the men who are the most appealing to Breitbart and other fringe spheres of the American Experience. Peace.  

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Reference:

Cason, Mike – ‘Sen. Jeff Sessions says report shows ‘immigration enforcement in America has collapsed’ (updated)’ (31.03.2014) link: http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/03/center_for_immigration_studies.html

Herrera, Sarah & Reyes, Anthony Victor – ‘Jan Brewer, Jeff Sessions tour border near Naco’ (05.11.2016) link: http://www.kvoa.com/story/33636916/jan-brewer-jeff-sessions-tour-border-near-naco

Johnson, Eliana – ‘Amnesty’s Worst Enemy’ (06.08.2014) Link: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/384665/amnestys-worst-enemy-eliana-johnson

TPM DC – ‘Sessions Subordinate: I Thought I’d Be Fired If I Objected To Being Called ‘Boy’ (07.05.2009) link: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/sessions-subordinate-i-thought-i-d-be-fired-if-i-objected-to-being-called-boy?ref=fp1

NPR – ‘Sen. Sessions On Supreme Court Vacancy’ (21.03.2010) link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126171302

Stinson, Jim – ‘Jeff Sessions makes history by being unopposed for U.S. Senate, and re-election campaign is in no hurry’ (27.07.2014) link: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/jeff_sessions_makes_history_by.html

Talbot, George – ‘Sen. Jeff Sessions: Labor Day a reminder why immigration bill must be stopped’ (02.09.2013) link: http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/09/sen_jeff_sessions_labor_day_a.html

Wildman, Sarah & Rivera, Jenny – ‘Two Decades After His Rejection from Federal Bench for Racial Bias, Sen. Jeff Sessions Leads GOP Opposition to Sotomayor’ (14.07.2009) link: https://www.democracynow.org/2009/7/14/sessions

US Senator Jeff Sessions Letter to Tom Gordon (20.07.2012)

Opinion: Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon show’s that the ‘Alt-Right’ has a voice in the Oval-Office and in his Adminstration!

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If you thought back in the day the influence that Dick Cheney had on George W. Bush, than your wrong, what happened with one appoint as a Special Advisor as a Chief Strategist and Senior Advisor on the same level as Reince Priebus who we’re at the same time appointed to be White House Chief of Staff. The RNC head Priebus is a relief for the establishment of Republican Party and for the Speaker in the house Paul Ryan.

But that isn’t important today that Donald J. Trump appointed Reince Priebus, the little token of faith towards the party is meaningless, with the stature of the other appointment that is supposed to be on the same level. That man is the Stephen K. Bannon, the CEO of Trump Campaign, the loved by the Donor of the Campaign Robert Mercer. Which shows that the money that funded the Campaign are paying off as his candidate got the top-spot and also got his vision inside the White House with his strawman Bannon. That should worry you and me.

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Cheney advice for Bush:

What makes Mr Cheney so powerful is that Mr Bush usually heeds his advice. Unlike most vice-presidents, he has no further political ambitions, so Mr Bush trusts him to say what he thinks, not what will appeal to future voters. Unlike his boss, Mr Cheney has a love of detail and a deep understanding of how the levers of power work, so he is adept, as the Post puts it, at serving up Mr Bush’s menu of choices” (Lexington, 2007).

“A central theme throughout the decision-making literature is that the president needs frank advice about alternatives and that an effective airing of that advice can come only if the president is exposed to contrasting perspectives. In the George W. Bush administration, however, advice to the president was dominated by Vice President Cheney, and he was effectively able to manage the policy process to ensure that his preferences prevailed. In making many important decisions, the administration lacked an orderly policy-making process and the benefit of an honest broker. In Bush’s case such a process would have helped because, in Scott McClellan’s words, “He is not one to delve deeply into all the possible policy options . . . before making a choice. Rather, he chooses based on his gut and his most deeply held convictions. Such was the case with Iraq” (McClellan 2008, 127). President Bush’s role was characterized by Alan Brinkley: “George Bush was an eager enabler, but not often an active architect, of the government’s response to terror. His instinct was to be tough and aggressive in response to challenges, and Cheney’s belligerence fit comfortably with the president’s own inclinations” (2008)” (Pfiffner, 2008).

So if you’re thinking that the alleged link between Dick Cheney and George W. Bush is wrong, your mislead, because it’s been either the kids of Trump or Stephen Bannon who has had a grip on Trumps demeanour, as he is wild and unreliable, you never know what he will do or decide. Cheney could give good advice and was the confidant of Bush, the same will be between Bannon and Trump, as even on the campaign trail VP Mike Pence said he hadn’t talked to Trump about certain planned policies. So we need to know about what kind of actions and what Bannon believes in. First I will drop little on the Alternative Right parts of the Republican Movement that he is part of, which is a disgrace to humanity, still needs to be talked about:

Biggest Alternative Right – Ron Paul:      

Paul`s first-place showing wasn`t the only sign that what some are calling the “Alternative Right” is coming into its own. Paul-inspired organizations like the Campaign for Liberty are displaying increasing professionalism and effectiveness. The movement is even shedding its cult of personality aspect, developing other respected leaders alongside Ron Paul. At this point, Paul`s son Rand has to be favored to win the Republican senatorial nomination in Kentucky, where he`d be at least even to win the general election” (…) “The Paulites` relationship with mainstream conservatives—who remain enamored of the Iraq war and the Bush Doctrine, if not always former President George W. Bush himself—is still contentious. Paul`s win was booed by many CPAC attendees. But increasingly, dissident conservatives feel like a real presence rather than a rump or a remnant” (Antle III, 2010).

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“Indeed, the true conflict facing Republicans is not with the social democrats who’ve taken over the American left, but within the soul of American conservatives. Namely, a new, highly heterogeneous force in right-wing politics is taking hold, and they have their sights set firmly on the Republican “establishment.” Known collectively as the “alternative right,” this amalgam includes neo-reactionaries, monarchists, nativists, populists, and even a few self-declared fascists. They mostly congregate online, with a large swath of blogs and websites dedicated to their concerns. As an example of how truly diverse the alt right is, major and proverbial watering holes for them include everything from Breitbart and the libertarian-leaning Taki Mag to Alternative Right—a blog that openly supports white nationalism” (…) “The alt right can cause some stomachs to churn: Even though the alt right loves to mix it up with Gawker and Salon types, it (like Trump) may enjoy picking on other conservatives even more. Republican hesitancy to accept the alt right into the fold therefore makes sense for several reasons, especially since it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the alt right couldn’t care less about the Republican party. In fact, many on the alt right believe that the Republican party is in dire need of a purge” (Welton, 2015).

When you know that mess of a union of the Alternative Right parts of Conservative Party of the Republican Party; Stephen Bannon has been a major part of the Breitbart that is one of the biggest outlets in the media, who are spreading the news in the eyes of the Alt-Right. So now the Breitbart will now be hand of spreading the wished news, like Fox did for Bush. So the Republican Party continues to spread their wings. So the little Ron Pauls movement together the racial biased and neo-conservative, tea-party extremist has gone together living in an alternative reality in their Alt-Right world… here is some information on Bannon.

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Information of Bannon:

“But Bannon realizes that politics is sometimes more effective when it’s subtle. So he’s nurtured a Dr. Jekyll side: In 2012 he became founding chairman of GAI, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research organization staffed with lawyers, data scientists, and forensic investigators. “What Peter and I noticed is that it’s facts, not rumors, that resonate with the best investigative reporters,” Bannon says, referring to GAI’s president. Established in Tallahassee to study crony capitalism and governmental malfeasance, GAI has collaborated with such mainstream news outlets as Newsweek, ABC News, and CBS’s 60 Minutes on stories ranging from insider trading in Congress to credit card fraud among presidential campaigns. It’s essentially a mining operation for political scoops that now churns out books like Clinton Cash and Bush Bucks” (Green, 2015).

Some clarity on Bannon:

Bannon certainly does appear to share some of Trump’s moral flexibility. On his radio show, he is fairly direct in trying to defuse some of the worst racial instincts of his audience. When one white caller offered the appalling observation that maybe it is time for white people to start shooting back, Bannon quickly backed him down in an effort that could pass for racial harmony in Breitbart land. But Bannon is equally energetic in leveraging what Ian Tuttle of the National Review has called “the racist, moral rot at the heart of the alt-right.” Even as he expressed personal discomfort to me with race-baiting, Bannon has given full rein to Yiannopoulos and others to exploit some very ugly things in this country” (…) “Breitbart, indeed, is a brand built on anger. And when I first started following the site, it was impossible for me to see anything beyond that anger. In contrast to the modulated tones of NPR, where I worked for years, the pulsating furor of Breitbart, and of its users, was mesmerizing and terrifying, not unlike a horrible roadside crash” (Stern, 2016).

The Alternative Right has gotten a strong voice inside the White House with this appointment. Nothing is stronger than having the Mercer infused millionaire, former film-maker to give ideas to policies inside the Oval Office.

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As proven with the editorial charge of Bannon proves his stance on the racial bias:

“The outlet has undergone a noticeable shift toward embracing ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. Racist ideas. Race-baiting ideas. Anti-Muslim and anti-Immigrant ideas –– all key tenants making up an emerging racist ideology known as the ‘Alt-Right.‘” (…) “A story defending Pamela Geller, who hosted a “Draw Mohammed Cartoon” contest in Texas. Police killed two men linked to ISIS who “stormed” the event. Breitbart then compared the event to Selma, Ala. and Geller to Martin Luther King, Jr.  Breitbart published an article “resembling white national screed.” It was an op-ed by former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.). The ex-lawmaker discussed an epidemic of rape across Europe, specifically “Muslim rape.” (…) “Breitbart has always given a platform to parts of the radical right, most notably elements of the organized anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant movements. Breitbart has also organized conferences featuring nativist speakers and published op-eds and interviews with movement leaders. But since 2015, Breitbart began publishing more overtly racist diatribes about Muslims and immigrants.” (Rothstein, 2016).

So this is confidant of Trump, who has supported these ideas and spread them to larger audience and made it real. The Alt-right got a voice through the Breitbart system, now it will be an extension of the White House and the President with his role. As well as being pivotal man for the billionaire Robert Mercer.

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We should worry, because I don’t believe the reach of Mike Pence or Reince Priebus isn’t where Stephen Bannon is at this point. Bannon can sway Trump and can give him advice on issues mattering for the National Security and Policy. Even as non-of them has experience of the Congress and Senate. Trump will make the final decisions, but he is not found of reading, so the digging deep into facts will be for others.

His advice will make changes in the free-world, the world as we know, and he will be more powerful might even than Dick Cheney over George W. Bush. That is why I started there, because Pence isn’t strong or in the ear of Trump as Bannon. Something that is already well-known.

This proves where President Trump stands, he just has Priebus to silence the fear inside the Republican Party, but the pick of Bannon is for the ones that are Alt-Right and Racial biased in his circle. To respect his voters who loved that he kicked out African-Americans, Latinos and stomped on the media, which the anti-establishment rural American voter loved. Bannon is their guy and is their voice. But he is not collective for all Americans and the All-American values. The Melting-pot is dying and the fear of racist in power is not far-fetched. It is just right there now on the steps besides the Oval Office. The free-world is bleeding.

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Peace.

Reference:

Antle III, James W. – ‘Turmoil Over War, Immigration Threatens The Alternative Right’ (24.03.2010) link: http://www.vdare.com/articles/turmoil-over-war-immigration-threatens-the-alternative-right

Green, Joshua – ‘This Man Is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America’ (08.10.2015) link: https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2015-steve-bannon/

Lexington – ‘Dick Cheney reveals his secrets’ (27.07.2007) link: http://www.economist.com/node/9546267

Rothstein, Betsy – ‘Southern Poverty Law Center Slaps Breitbart News With Racist Charge’ (29.04.2016) link: http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/29/southern-poverty-law-center-slaps-breitbart-news-with-racist-charge/#ixzz4Q14LU9Qm

Pfiffner, James P. – ‘Policy Making in the Bush White House’ (October 2008) link:  https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/1031_bush_pfiffner.pdf

Stern, Ken – ‘EXCLUSIVE: STEPHEN BANNON, TRUMP’S NEW C.E.O., HINTS AT HIS MASTER PLAN’ (17.08.2016) link: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/08/breitbart-stephen-bannon-donald-trump-master-plan

Welton, Benjamin – ‘What, Exactly, is the ‘Alternative Right?’ (21.12.2015) link: http://www.weeklystandard.com/what-exactly-is-the-alternative-right/article/2000310#!

Nepotism101: A look into the Donald Trump’s Presidential Transitional Team Executive Committee!

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Just days after I write about the coming Banana Republic made out of the Republic of United States of America, then the newly elected, who happens to be President-Elect has in timely fashion collected together his coalition of the willing to succeed President Obama and his Democratic Party. Therefore he has follow traits of fellow compatriots of other states that involve family, friends and fellow business associates. So that the American Experience under President Trump, can become a Family Affair and a true to my word a Banana Republic; thanks for delivering that one Mr. President!

Let us recount what nepotism is and do that by opening up a book called a dictionary and see what it recall and what it means, really means, bigly!

Two definitions from the dictionary:

First: “the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favors to relatives”.

Second: “favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship”

(Merriam-Webster Dictonary – ‘Nepotism’ link: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nepotism).

As of today the Trump Organization makes themselves ready for the White House, the Oval Office and try to make Donald Trump, Presidential. I am sure that the Republican Party had some people who we’re qualified to help on the way, as the party should have somebody who has delegated and had honest responsibility in government in the past. Still, they we’re all pick-away from the newly elected President. These people better be good suited because the Presidential Transition team has certain aspects to consider as these:

Memorandum of Understanding with the Obama Administration:

“The Edward “Ted” Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015 requires the incumbent administration to negotiate such an MOU with both major party candidates. These MOUs would, at a minimum, cover the conditions of access to agency employees, facilities and documents by transition team staff” (Presidential Transition Guide, P: 20, 2016).

Up to the Candidate:

“It will be up to the candidate, transition chair and executive director to decide the right mix of skills, expertise and personality in rounding out the transition’s senior leadership team. Some positions require a deep network of contacts while others demand political savvy or stellar communication skills. Assembling a team that functions smoothly, stays on task and makes good management decisions is essential” (Presidential Transition Guide, P: 38, 2016).

Even if it is up to the Candidate to pick the mix of the Transition team, we should still be allowed to question the Presidential Candidate, if Hillary Clinton had picked Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, we would have addressed that and called that corrupt behaviour.

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Today the Trump Administration hired these fellow family members to the Transition Team:

Donald Trump Jr, the first-born son, who happens to be the Vice-Executive President of the Trump Organization.

Ivanka Trump, the oldest-daughter, who happens also be a Vice-Executive President of the Trump Organization.

Eric Trump, the third child of the first wife, is also a Vice-Executive President of the Trump Organization.

Jared Kushner, the husband of Ivanka Trump, the CEO of Kushner Companies and has successfully run the New York Observer.

So four key people inside the Transition team is close family members, I am sure if Barron Trump we’re old enough he would have been put in the mix. This is A-Typical nepotism as the major parts of 17 people team, with Vice President Elect Mike Pence on the top of it. The Nepotism is clearly following, but knowingly how little Trump trust anybody else than himself, the team is set-up to make sure his will get through the hurdles of power and that the procedure will follow.

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Outsiders to the Transition Team:

Peter Thiel, a co-founder of Pay-Pal and helped Hulk Hogan to sue Gawker.

Rebecca Mercer, the daughter of the major donor of Robert Mercer, the founder of Breitbart and other institutions to change policy in America.

Expected for the Transition Team:

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, the man who has to carry water-buckets for Trump the next 4 years.

CEO of Trump for President Stephen K. Bannon, the former CEO of Breitbart Radio and Media and the former film-director that actually still collects royalties from Seinfeld!

These are some of it, if you’re surprised by this you shouldn’t be. The other close connected political affiliates are someone who has been near him as a businessman. So he continues to connect, not only family but with the ones who has interfered with the Trump Organization.

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Like the Auditor General Pam Bondi of Florida State:

“What attracted far less attention than the numerous stories about the Clinton/Foundation connection was news disclosed by the Washington Post that Donald Trump paid a penalty to the IRS involving a $25,000 gift by the Trump Foundation” (…) “The recipient was a political committee called And Justice for All controlled by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. As a registered nonprofit, the Trump Foundation was not allowed to make political donations. The gift violated federal regulations” (…) “That the gift was given and received is not in dispute. The transaction took place. After the IRS action, Mr. Trump reimbursed the foundation and paid the $2,500 fine personally, according to a spokesman for the Trump Organization” (Miami Herald Editorial Board – ‘Donald Trump’s gift to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi deserves a closer look’ (06.09.2016) Link: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article100286287.html#storylink=cpy).

She has apparently already been offered money and been an ally of Trump, since she hasn’t solicited the Trump University like the Auditor General in New York; the Trump Campaign sees it fit to hire her on the Transitional Team. That proves that close connections to Trump in the past pays off right now.

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Also on the Team is the Fox Business News (FBN) and Republican giant fund-raiser Anthony Scaramucci. The Skybridge Captial hedge-fund capitalist who turned into a Republican newscaster and such; he is also been the Trump Financial Adviser. Who has said this:

“Republican Party loyalist Anthony Scaramucci, 52, the co-founder of SkyBridge Capital Management, which invests in hedge funds (including Paulson’s), was a lead organizer of last night’s event. He is in the red this year, down about 4 percent through mid-June. But like Trump, Scaramucci has morphed into a performer, with a weekly cable-TV show on Fox Business — Wall Street Week — and an annual Las Vegas confab for hedge-fund bigwigs and their investors. The high-octane event also features movie stars and politicos, and Scaramucci prides himself on being able to bring diverse groups together. (Whether or not it was Scaramucci’s doing, hard-core Ted Cruz supporter Robert Mercer, billionaire co-CEO of the Long Island–based hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, was moved to attend the event and officially become a Trump donor.)”(Michelle Celarier – ‘Meet the Wall Street Titans Who Back Trump’ (22.07.2016) link: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/meet-the-wall-street-titans-who-back-trump.html).

So they guy who was able to collect the needed funds and connect with the billionaire Robert Mercer, get hired into the team as payback for service rendered. It’s proves the liability and not the talents, skills, experience or even necessary knowledge of how to build a needed cabinet and Presidential Advisors for the Trump Administrations.

We can all question the selections of men and woman who has become parts of the Trump Transitional Team, as there are too many questions to their obligations and their needed skill-set for creating a smooth and good Government. This are people connected directly to the Trump Organization, and very few people are connected with Congress and the House; also the weakness of system.

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The people of the congress that are selected by the Transitional Team are the ones that endorsed Trump like Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino, Congresswoman of Tennessee Marsha Blackburn and California Congressmen Devin Nunes. So the men picked by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and accepted now by the Vice-President Elect Mike Pence. Show’s the handpicked portefolio that is expected in away, still different from the other ones picked to the team. To pick political affiliated and bearers of the same vision of the future is normal. As these persons are believing in the same kind of racial, immigrations scared kind of reality as the current elected President Trump. So this is sort of normal, like Obama picked men and woman with visions similar to himself. That is accepted, but we can still bounce at them.

A bleak prediction:

We can surely look forward to Ivanka Trump becoming Secretary of Health and Human Services, Eric Trump becoming Secretary of Labour and Donald Trump Jr becomes Secretary of the Interior. Son-In-Law Jared Kushner becoming the Secretary of The Treasury, so the family is running the Republic in the image after their paternal leader Donald Trump…

I hope that isn’t happening, but one of them might end up White House Chief of Staff, as he wants a trustworthy man to be in charge of appointments by the President and during his term in office.

We can question the collective attitude with the selection of this Transitional Team to takeover for President Obama and his administration. We should then see if they make wise decisions of picks men and woman who kiss-ass the President in the past, or people who are fit for the offices, so the skill-set and the experience for the growth of the state.

The Nepotism might have started, don’t be surprised if even Michael Sexton from Trump University gets a sweet-spot in the Administration. The loyalty showed in the past, might pay-off and the ones that has suited Trump before, might be the ones who are credible to work with him now.

So the favouritism and family matters are coming in function this time around. That the Trump Organization will be vital part of the White House will most likely become running questions of just appointments and use of state funds that just happens to benefit businesses owned by the President.

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We can now, by the quickly appointed men and woman sees a possible pattern and question if the Presidency will be righteous or just fitting Trump himself. Which should be a worry, the Tea Pot Scandal of the 1920s could be replicated by the Trump administration:

“During the Teapot Dome scandal, Albert B. Fall, who served as secretary of the interior in President Warren G. Harding’s cabinet, is found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office. Fall was the first individual to be convicted of a crime committed while a presidential cabinet member” (…) “As a member of President Harding’s corruption-ridden cabinet in the early 1920s, Hall accepted a $100,000 interest-free “loan” from Edward Doheny of the Pan-American Petroleum and Transport Company, who wanted Fall to grant his firm a valuable oil lease in the Elk Hills naval oil reserve in California. The site, along with the Teapot Dome naval oil reserve in Wyoming, had been previously transferred to the Department of the Interior on the urging of Fall, who evidently realized the personal gains he could achieve by leasing the land to private corporations” (…) “In October 1923, the Senate Public Lands Committee launched an investigation that revealed not only the $100,000 bribe that Fall received from Doheny but also that Harry Sinclair, president of Mammoth Oil, had given him some $300,000 in government bonds and cash in exchange for use of the Teapot Dome oil reserve in Wyoming” (…) “In 1927, the oil fields were restored to the U.S. government by a Supreme Court decision. Two years later, Fall was convicted of bribery and sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of $100,000. Doheny escaped conviction, but Sinclair was imprisoned for contempt of Congress and jury tampering” (History.com – ‘1929 Cabinet member guilty in Teapot Dome scandal’ link: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cabinet-member-guilty-in-teapot-dome-scandal).

So we could easily see some cabinet minister offering agreement between the President Trump that benefits businesses owned by the Trump Organization who needs fresh funding and could be similar to the Tea Pot Scandal. Don’t be surprised as the Nepotism game has started and the proof will be the indication of the next steps of policy and procedures from the White House administration under Donald J. Trump. Peace.

Reference:

Center for Presidential Transition – ‘Presidential TRANSITION GUIDE’ (April 2016)