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USA: Rep. Al Green – “An Explanation of Impeachment in Preparation for Tomorrow’s Vote” (05.12.2017)

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Russia Probe: Government’s Oppostion to the Motion of Defendant Paul J. Manafort Jr’s Motion to Modify Conditions of Release (04.12.2017)

USA: Sen. Angus King – “My statement on the Senate’s passage of the tax bill” (01.12.2017)

Opinion: The Tax Bill Passed in the Senate, shows the world who is important for the GOP!

The Republican Party and their representatives and Senators have now shown their loyalty to the donors like Koch and corporations who are supporting their campaigns. The Campaign funding and party is the reason for all of this. That the Corporate America get a say in Congress and pay-off their debt to the donors. This sort of activity shows that the voters and citizens now is second fiddle. The most important piece of legislation is that it grows the deficit, that the Democratic Party and Barrack Obama had to be wise about. While the Republicans themselves can risk the economy, because the legislation benefits their donors. While the citizens will pay more tax with time.

The CBO themselves said this mid-November about the Tax Cut and Jobs Act: “The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation determined that provisions in the Chairman’s Mark would increase deficits over the 2018-2027 period by $1.5 trillion (not including any macroeconomic effects). By CBO’s estimate, additional debt service would boost the 10-year increase in deficits to $1.7 trillion. As a result of those higher deficits, debt held by the public would increase from the 91.2 percent of gross domestic product in CBO’s June 2017 baseline to 97.3 percent” (CBO, 13.11.2017).

So the representatives and senators who voted for this yesterday are not only giving the corporation a giant tax-break and making for changes that are for the benefit of the wealthy. But at the same time the estimates are that they are breaking the state reserves and the gross domestic product. They are making the state bankrupt for the benefit of the wealthy. While they are cutting needed services and adding taxes on the middle-class and the poor. Draconian law if there ever was one. This is the opposite of Robin Hood. This is midieval and bourgeois of them. The Republican Party have no given all freedoms and liberties to the top 1 percent of the population. While the rest have to stagger themselves and with time pay more and more for basic needs. The only Republican Senator who voted against was Robert Phillips Corker of Tennessee. The rest was democrats who voted against it too!

Here is later in the month estimate by CBO, which is also damning to the results of this legislation:

According to JCT’s estimates, the largest revenue reductions would result from the provision that would modify income tax rates and brackets: Revenues would fall by $1,165 billion and outlays for refundable tax credits would increase by $9 billion over the 2018-2027 period. The increase in the standard deduction would reduce revenues by $654 billion and increase outlays for refundable tax credits by $83 billion over the same period, JCT estimates. Repealing the individual AMT would reduce revenues by $769 billion from 2018 to 2027” (…) “Repealing the Individual Mandate. The bill’s most significant effects on outlays would occur as a result of the elimination, beginning in 2019, of the penalties associated with the individual mandate” (…) “The number of people with health insurance would decrease by 4 million in 2019 and 13 million in 2027” (CBO, 2017).

So while the Federal Reserves are getting less taxes in, the same state also repeals parts of Medicaid and ObamaCare offerings to the impoverished part of the population. Therefore, this tax-bill is also hurting the public who needs substantial coverage and also medical support to able to afford healthcare. This bill is really showing the riches eating more and paying less to big-society, while the poor will suffer even more. Because the Republican Party only has the interest of their donors and their corporations who are lobbying and paying their campaigns. That is now evident with this votes and this legislation. As they have kept the whole piece in the dark and amended in the last minute. Even rewriting directly on the legislation with handwriting. Not having time to check the consequences or having reports on the possible deficits or even damage it does to the citizens.

That the Republicans are doing this with majority in the House and Senate. Shows who they obey, who they trust and who they serve. The Republicans don’t serve the public, they serve the donors and the corporations. They don’t represent the people best interests, but the Multi-National and Big-Business. They are corporate stooges who are making sure the ones who are donating to them are getting some well deserved tax-breaks later. The deficits and the loss of tax revenue combined with the added taxes later on the public. Doesn’t seem to mind the Republican representatives and senators. They are just following orders of the ones who are paying for their PACs and their SUPER PACs. They are just listening and following the guidelines given by the corporations donating to them.

Its hard not to see it differently, since this isn’t to make the American republic any better. This legislation doesn’t make any other sense. Than the Corporations are walking inside the State Reserves and getting their money back. Instead of paying something for their rights to do business in the United States. Soon the people are paying the corporations not only for their services, but also for their benefits of actually doing business there. They are getting both by the hook and by the crook. This is not a good look. It is a billionaires dream and not for the working-class, neither the lower middle-class. They are put into the shadow and used as pawns by the Republican party.

This bill is Koch Industry and Koch supported in many ways, but also other conservative donors wet-dream. They are so having a hard-on by this bill. Because of this mess, they are ready to nasty and nitty-gritty with the public. Finally they are having their pay-day and their pay-off for years of supporting and donating funds to these politicians. The Senate and House is now bought off and their ethical backbone isn’t there. These Senators and these Representatives aren’t free-thinking individuals, but they are only a useful tool for the corporations and lobbyist to get their will.

In the same effect written by Public Citizen recently:

““The alliance between the Kochs and the Trump administration on the Republican tax bill has become so strong that lines between Koch brothers and Trump administration efforts have blurred. That was the case in July, when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a panel discussion on tax issues with Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips and the White House’s Marc Short. At this event and others, the Koch groups claimed that their desire was to “unrig the economy” by enacting tax cuts for giant corporations” (Public Citizen, P: 14, 2017). “The presence of so many Koch-affiliated political operatives in the Trump administration underscores how Trump has betrayed his supporters and contradicted his pledges to stand up for forgotten Americans against powerful interests. In an administration that lacks a clear policy agenda or expertise, Koch aides have been happy to fill the void with specific ideas to enrich corporate interests and harm the public as a whole. This agenda betrays the central idea of Trump’s campaign: that an outsider was needed to stand up for the little guy against the powerful” (Public Citizen, P: 34, 2017).

With this knowledge and going back in time, just a few months, you can see that the one of the biggest donors has been swaying the White House to change tax-policy in their favor. The irony is that all of this is betraying his promises. But all of the representatives and senators are following suit. Yesterday, is a proof of the control the donors and corporations have over the political elite within the Republican Party. They might have the same over the Democrats, but they didn’t vote this legislation in, the Republicans did!

It is their legacy and their decisions are now making sure the republic and the state will suffer. So that the state can give tax-breaks and tax-relief to the wealthy and businesses over the citizens. If you don’t believe it. Check the numbers, check the public oversight of who pays the PACs and SUPER PACs. Check who pays for campaigns and then check who gets less taxes from 1st January 2018. That is easily quid-pro-quo. Nothing else, this isn’t a masterpiece, this is vomit and disgusting misuse of power and authority for the interests of the rich. They not shielding the weak and poor, but securing their demise. Peace.

Reference:

CBO – ‘ Reconciliation Recommendations of the Senate Committee on Finance – As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Finance on November 16, 2017’ (26.11.2017) link: https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/reconciliationrecommendationssfc.pdf

Public Citizen – ‘The Koch Government – HOW THE KOCH BROTHERS’ AGENDA HAS INFILTRATED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’ (30.11.2017)

U.S. Congress Committee on Oversight and Government Reform letter to Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence (18.11.2016)

USA: Attorney General Sessions Memo – “Subject: Prohibition on Improper Guidance Documents” (16.11.2017)

Opinion: Donald Trump Junior isn’t the smartest cookie out there, as the Russian Probe continues!

“No owl is afraid of the night, no snake of the swamp and no traitor of the treason!”- Mehmet Murat Ildan

Well, yesterday the revelation of yet another aspect of the Russian interference in the Presidential Elections of the United States came to the public view. As the big-media and the social media has been flooded with information and connections with collision. It is not as if Donald Trump Junior has been brilliant or even shown any intelligence to hide the facts. He is proven that his not James Bond or James Blunt for that matter. He is just the oldest son of a cynical family who uses their ties to Russia to get advantage during the campaigns before November 2016.

Trump Junior, who is part of the New York Gang, has clearly gotten himself into trouble, therefore he had to have a locked room in Congress, he could not stomach to lie on C-Span to the whole nation; that is something Sean Hannity does for him already on Fox. Where he tried to deflect the meeting with Russian Government Agents and alike.

It is as if they do not thinks people can tie things together. The Russian Adoption story seems even more far-fetched with the timeline and the releases from WikiLeaks. As the e-mails between him and the speeches of his father, proclaiming that people should release the Clinton E-Mails. It is like a bad nightmare for him, but he still thinks he piss gold, sorry Junior it is still piss.

That the Trump Campaign whom already has issues with Carter Paige, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. As well as the investigations into Michael Flynn and his son too. There are enough conspiracy rolling, as the train is usually surrounding his son-in-law Jared Kushner, the new savior of American Democracy and Middle East Peace Process. While, nothing really happing there. We can just imagine how the lawyers of the Trump Campaign and the Trump Organization feel. As the Robert Mueller and Congress Investigation continues and the peeling of the onion.

Even I wondered why the was no leaks of any proportion from the Republican Party and Trump Campaign, while the Clinton’s was undressed in public and we got to see how a giant and big money politics works from the inside. It was damaging yes and the elitism stung it severely. Those wounds are surely addressed in her new, but not that I need to read it. We know Hillary Clinton has rights tell her grievances of the whole experience.

Still, that Donald Trump Junior is not wise or even street-smart is evident as he meets with Russians in the Trump Tower, deflects the meaning of this meeting, while having direct talks with the WikiLeaks days ahead of the releases of the leaked E-Mails. He must be one of the co-stars in Dumber and Dumber to not understand the implications. The lawyers should have a field day with this.

That Jeff Sessions and Mike Pence knew something is also now evident, even if none of them officially recalls anything. I expect them both to have forgotten their mother’s maiden name by now, even their wives birthdays as well. Since the meetings and conversations about Russian connections has been in oblivion. Because their deflections and the stories now coming from Paige, Papadopoulos and Trump Junior, implies something compared also to Trump senior’s own Twitter account. As well as Roger Stone implying in the days after Trump Jr. E-mails with WikiLeaks are revealing. The whole operations are easy to show and does not need the smartest people to tie it together.

Donnie boy has messed up, but how costly and how many counts on his indictment or his proceeding courtship is unknown as Mueller’s wheels are running slow; still his upcoming trials and speculations into what sort of breaches of law is not evident. Clearly, the played with foreign agent and foreign government aides to becoming superior, that has to count for something. Not the victory, but the tarnished reputation and the activity that goes into treason. That your friends are adversaries of the state and you still work together.

We can imagine what the next revelation might be. Certainly, it will show how foolish and reckless the Trump Campaign was, as most of them had ties to Kremlin, meet with Kremlin guys and some like Manafort got paid through their oligarchs. The worst part is, this is not a bad B-Movie with Dolph Lundgren or Jet Li, and this is the real deal.

The Saga continues and the New York Gang is not looking good, it is bad. How bad, that can only time tell. Peace.

Senator Al Franken Letter to Attorney General Sessions on the “Russian Interference Case” (02.11.2017)

Opinion: The Mueller investigations will reveal the Russian Connections to the Trump Campaign!

If you thought this was nothing burger and believed anything your reading on American Conservative Media, I hate to say, then your blind and not believing the truth. It will be hard for you and hard to eat this burger, but needed because this is about foreign conspiracy involved in the American Election in the 2016. This is serious, but not that the Republican Party or the Grand Ol’ Party (GOP) want to take that responsibility or telling their possible vicious attempt of undermining the electorate and misusing foreign forces to their benefits.

This not just mere speculations, the Statement of George Papadopolous on the 5th October 2017 is telling, how he was arranging with people on the inside of the Duma and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as they wanted to pick Trump as their candidate. While he was a Foreign Policy Adviser in the Trump Campaign. This while being connected with Russian Officials, that was excited to make “the Russian Federation would love him as a candidate”, that was in April 2016. This while the Russian was promising “dirt” on Clinton.

Clearly, the WikiLeaks and the hacking of Democratic Campaign and Podesta Leaks are the sole candidacy into this mess. That the Trump Campaign really earned a lot cashier in their campaign. It really hurt the elitist campaign and the undertaker of Trump. This was the sole card of the Russian to sell to Trump and use to create troubles for the other candidate. That is why the revelations in the statement to Court from Papadopolous is damaging. This is the first drop of many and more people will follow suit.

Already the knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Junior and Paul Manafort is coming to mind. So the whole timeline and the expected connections coming closer. Combined with all the people whose ties to Russia been there either with business or loans. Whatever really, all of the handpicked or most of them has had at some point some Russian Connection. Therefore, the Mueller investigation will put it all perspective and will clearly show the facts.

The indictment of Manafort and Gates today are really showing the extent of his investigation. As he has started to play his cards and revealing what he has found. That the Trump Campaign has more trouble ahead. Since the Campaign Manager after Lewandowski, Paul Manafort and his connections to Kremlin and Kiev, as he whitewashed monies and had schemes there. Could possible provide the help and support the Trump Campaign could need. That the 12 counts against him and being a Foreign Agent lobbying for Ukrainian President really is proving his ties. Not only that his greed and him not paying taxes for the millions of dollars. Robert Mueller wouldn’t file these count if he didn’t have proof of them. Clearly, Gates and Manafort has a hard time coming. They cannot run away from this investigation and this indictment. They might even flash out more information. As they are even charged with “Conspiracy against the United States”.

This might show us and get us the information what really happen between the Russians and the Trump Campaign. There been some revealing details, but the Trump Tower meeting has been silent, as well as so many other clues. Like Jared Kushner loans to his businesses. The long term businesses the Trump Organization has in Russia. Other questionable appointments in the Trump Administration after his victory. So many of them have had or been in business in Russia like Wilbur Ross, Rex Tillerson, Cater Paige, Sebastian Gorka, Bety DeVos, Ivanka Trump, Gary Cohn, Jeff Sessions, Felix Sater, Robert Gates and Michael Flynn. Clearly this all part of the Trump Administration. You cannot hide the fact. Especially when people like Papadopoulos reveal their stories in Court. This is what the Trump lawyers don’t want. They cannot spin this… and it is hard to bargain Manafort, as there are clear connections with him. That must be reason why he is picked before Michael Flynn, as Flynn could be easily traded away for Trump, but Manafort might be too toxic.

This is just beginning, surely Mueller has collected and connected the dots. We will see the revelations and the deep cover-up, that the Trump Administration and the New York Gang has tried to conceal, the Trump will try to deflect this. But the red-light is up and the car is moving. They cannot rig this as the first indictment and the first official statement is compelling of evidence of possible “Conspiracy against the United States”.

Just think about that, the President and his team were possibly “conspiring against the United States”. This while campaigning for the highest and proudest office, they were trying to get the presidency, but by conspiring against the principals and while using foreign intelligence and interference to change the elections.

That this is sad, but also a reality that is not far-fetched, especially considering all of the connections and the meetings with Russian individuals and Russian Foreign Agents. Peace.

US: Whistleblower Joel Clement, an executive with the Department of Interior, resigned Oct. 4. (04.10.2017)

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