Trump is no patriot. According to Webster “The word patriot signifies a person who loves his or her country and is ready to boldly support and defend it.” Trump hardly is supportive of our intelligence community, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Justice and members of his own administration who are trying to defend this nation against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
In view of these indictments, despite calls by members of Congress and former members of the intelligence community, for the president to cancel his summit meeting with Valdemar Putin, he nonetheless has chosen to proceed to the summit. Exactly what the president will say to Putin will be unknown to the American public because the only persons in the meeting s will be two translators.
I don’t know what hearing Rudy was watching but it must not have been the same one everyone else was. I doubt Rudy could have stayed awake long enough to watch nearly ten hours of testimony. He probably just picked up his talking points from the White House communication folks and proceeded to frantically spin their garbage
Making demands of the Special Counsel may look and sound good to the president and his sycophants, but in the end, Mueller isn’t going to respond to Rudy’s demands. He will keep his head down and plow ahead with more charges and indictments.
One of the primary reasons for releasing a presidential candidate’s federal tax return is to determine whether or not the candidate may have any financial conflicts of interest which may impact his or her presidency. Another reason which is at least as important is what is the nature and extent of the candidate’s contributions to charitable organizations.
The press, both print and electronic, has a long tradition in our nation. The people have a right, guaranteed by our Constitution, to know the truth of the activities of our government and its effect on the governed. It would seem it would be a normal expectation. However, these are anything but normal times. It may be time for the press to rethink their mission and responsibility.
In my opinion, Trudeau was very controlled, firm, and unfazed at the prospect of Trump’s insults and attempts at degrading him. He stood up for the interests of his country! The United States Congress, with a few exceptions, should have such backbone.