Moscow laughs, Trump sinks

Moscow laughs, Trump sinks

The Dezinformatsiya Affair - Chapter 10

First, here is another serving of self serving smoking manure from the dezinformatsiya factories of Putin, the little Chekist himself.

Russia the pure. Ah, neighbors...

  • Crimea has rejoined Russia through a referendum after the Ukrainian coup d’état [?]

  • After the 2014 coup, Crimea voted overwhelmingly for reuniting with Russia [??]

  • Estonia is under social and moral occupation

  • Estonia fights with its neighbours for money from US defence budget

  • Ukraine will turn land into a commodity and sell it in exchange for another billion from the IMF

  • The European Parliament represents Third Reich 

Even our Greta?

  • Greta Thunberg is a prophet of a new totalitarian wave equaling to radical Islam 

  • Greta Thunberg is a tool of the unelected global bureaucracy

  • Greta Thunberg is a mouthpiece used by the lobbyists of green energy giants

  • Greta Thunberg is a political tool, key targets for "green blows" will be Russia and China 

  • Swedish social services suspect Greta Thunberg's parents for child abuse

And of course...

  • America needs blood in Hong Kong to impose sanctions against China

  • The Pentagon has a plan for destroying the Russian city of Kaliningrad

  • Ukraine interfered in US elections

  • The protests in Hong Kong are US-funded

From StopFakeNews’ TRUTH AUTOPSY

  • There is an Anti-America Army in Europe

  • Kremlin media on Greta Thunberg: “An illiterate, fanatic Messiah”

  • Is Turkey the Trojan Horse of NATO?

  • Ukraine arming grandmothers

 These excerpts were copied or adapted from The Disinformation Review and also StopFake
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Remember. Russia”s disinformation breaks down very quickly when the facts come out.
— Marko Suprun, StopFakeNews

On Russian TV, Putin was asked by a commentator whether he planned to interfere in the 2020 United States elections. He answered :

“I'll tell you in a secret – yes, we will definitely intervene! It's a secret so that everybody can laugh and so, we'll go big, but don't tell anyone, please. Please don't tell anyone.”

He treated it like a joke, but he did admit to the whole scheme. This is probably because he thinks that Trump is about to spill the beans, anyway. It's also worth noting that as soon as Putin uttered the words “everybody can laugh”, the crowd started laughing on cue.

Everybody knows that a little dictator's jokes are the funniest.

Remember, Russia's war of invasion of Ukraine killed between 12 and thirteen thousand Ukrainians.

Funny, huh?

Impeachment

In this report, we shall rely on citations even more than usual, due to the immediate nature of the breaking news. It seems like everybody just woke up and are now catching up at breakneck speed!

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so.
— Timothy Snider, “On Tyranny”

Somewhere, somehow, we think Nancy Pelosi realized that this whole charade had gone far enough, and she started the impeachment procedures.

Impeachment.

This is fraught political ground, but what could be done? Just letting Trump's umpteenth violation of everything decency, morality and the Constitution stand for would have been tantamount to saying : It's alright if he does it.

On September 26, the sky fell in. The whistleblower's report happened, which you can read here .

Here is part of what the whistleblower's report said :

“In the course of my duties,” the declassified complaint states, “I have received information from multiple U.S. government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.
— Whistleblower's report

Keep in mind that Trump had his men hold back a lot of money from Ukraine and was using this as a negotiating tool. Money that was supposed to go towards fighting the Russian invader. This smells very bad.

Then, possibly following the advice of Moscow Mitch himself, Trump gave the Democrats a summary of his ill fated call to Ukraine's President. Even taking into account the possibility that the summary had been sanitized beyond recognition, it was still a direct admission of guilt on the Moscow Asset's part. Trump is so out of it that he seemingly didn't know which part was a crime and which part cleared him. And maybe, just maybe, Moscow Mitch wanted to get rid of him...

It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction.
— Harry G. Frankfurt, “On Bullshit”

When the whistleblower's complaint came out, its full weight fell upon Pelosi's shoulders. She said “The times have found us”, quoting Thomas Payne's somber words uttered in the dark days of the American revolution.

Indeed they had.

As Ambassador McFaul said about Trump's Ukraine crime : “This was a campaign over many months.” On top of it all, remember that :

Trump signed a directive allowing attorney general William Barr broad, unprecedented powers to conduct a review of the intelligence community’s investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign, ordering the CIA and the other 15 federal intelligence agencies to essentially to give Barr everything he needs. Whatever Barr wants declassified, he’ll declassify — which we can anticipate, given our experience with the Mueller report, to be a nightmare of misinformation tailored to the president’s narrative.
— Jamil Smith, in Rolling Stone

Again maybe, just maybe, there were enough accumulated wrongdoings that the very fabric of democracy couldn't stand any more : 

There are, of course, many voices urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to turn back. In the week since the impeachment inquiry was announced, it has become almost conventional wisdom that Trump should be investigated and removed from office — but that the effort to do so might actually entrench him in the White House and, at the very least, produce an electoral setback for Democrats […] To abandon that constitutional tool just because the president threatens a tantrum is to abandon the very idea of America — and its government — as a beacon for the rule of law. It means we are ruled by a vandal.
— Joel Mathis, in The Week

Impeachment is especially fraught with dangers because the Republicans control the Senate, and the Senate will be judge and jury in any impeachment trial.

The speaker would have preferred to send Trump packing at the ballot box. But since he keeps contaminating the ballot box, asking foreign countries to meddle in our elections to help him win, what choice did she have?
— Maureen Dowd. in New York Times
No one could possibly dispute that this is what Trump did and said, because the whistleblower complaint lays it out, the memo confirms it, Trump confirms it and Zelensky confirms it. We’re at the moment in the police procedural where the suspect suddenly admits to the crime and the detectives look at each other like, did that really just happen? Are we done here? Can we go get some beers and Chinese food now?
— David Faris, in The Week

US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker just up and quit his post. He then gave a “devastating” closed door testimony to the House.

Some rats who won't or can't jump ship

Ave, Imperator. Morituri te salutant.
— Suetonius, De Vita Caesarum

Many politicos seem to have decided to go down with Trump. Maybe they're in so deep that they don't have a choice. "Hail, Emperor, those who are about to die salute you" could be their rallying cry.

The saddest is Rudy Giuliani. We won't even waste our time with him.

Some of Trump's cronies, including Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham, have said the identity of the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint sparked the House's impeachment inquiry into the president should be made public, even though it's protected under whistleblower laws that Chuck Grassley helped write. Jim Jordan also tried to convince us and George Stephanopoulos on his show, while evading his questions, that Trump just wanted to rile up the libtards. The usual “Trump was only joking” defense.

Everybody knows that a little dictator's jokes are the funniest.

But it didn't go well.

Undaunted, Marco Rubio told the same lie.

Now, the Treasury Department announced it is investigating Steve Mnuchin's attempts at burying Trump's tax returns.

Republicans, including Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy and Texas Sen. John Cornyn, have dismissed the complaint as "hearsay.

Don Winslow, bestselling author, tweeted that a federal law enforcement friend told him that Trump had something to make Lindsey Graham, who is a Republican cesspool floater and Trump defender, sing. And sing he did.

Trump's tune.

Senator Ron Johnson went on Meet The Press to defend Trump. Chuck Todd really blew up at him. That didn't go well either.

Meanwhile, Trump tried to get the N.R.A. into the dance. On the very same day that Trump met with the N.R.A.'s boss, Wayne LaPierre, and offered to “stop the games” on gun control if the NRA financed his impeachment defense, the NRA was declared, in a senate Committee report, a foreign asset of the Russian government.

Devin Nunez, another  floating object in the Republican cesspool, accused the Democrats of trying to get pictures of Donald Trump... nude! Who'd want to to get pictures of Donald Trump nude?

We've got to ask : is he also out of his friggin' mind?

Fox “News” didn't know what to do with the latest revelations so, as usual whenever events become indefensible and negate their ordinarily Trump-defending discourse, they ate pancakes.

Rats jumping ship

But some finally came to their senses. Chuck Grassley jumped ship by defending the Ukraine whistleblower, breaking with GOP and Trump. The powerful Iowa senator did not mention Trump's attacks on the whistleblower. He was, however, amongst those who helped draft the Whistleblower Protection Law.

Even Tucker Carlson turned his back on him. “Donald Trump should not have been on the phone with a foreign head of state encouraging a foreign country to investigate his political opponent, Joe Biden.”

Mitt Romney wrote that

“... it strains credulity to suggest that [Trump's appeal for a China investigation] is anything other than politically motivated... [it] is wrong and appalling.”

Mitch McConnell, we think, made a last ditch attempt to extract every last cent out of his tenure before he was thrown out of office. Moscow Mitch McConnell asked his followers for donations to his reelection campaign. Even though Trump himself had acknowledged that he was guilty, Moscow Mitch vowed to fight impeachment and to keep him in office. Trump even doubled down on his crime by PUBLICLY inviting China to interfere in US election.

Moscow Mitch is SO courageous…

Can you spare a dime?

Oh! And Russia just sent a message to Trump warning him not to take down their little dictator down with him. They affirm that he needs the Kremlin's permission to release the content of Putin's and other Russian “officials” (read spies) with him.

Friday, the CIA’s top lawyer made a criminal referral to the Department of Justice about the whistleblower’s allegations. This will pose a problem for Bill Barr, as he is implicated in this mess. Moscow Mitch better grab all the cash while he can and run!

The Orange One, losing it

Someone who is drowning In his lies
— Karine Jean-Pierre, Moveon.org

Trump called, in a tweet, the Democrat's presidential impeachment inquiry “BULLSHIT.”

At a White House press conference, he tried a nickname (that he probably hopes will stick) for the man he sees as his principal detractor. He called Adam Shiff : “Shifty Shiff”. He then added that Shiff was a traitor and called for his resignation.

Then, during a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Finland, Trump refused to answer a direct question from a reporter about his crimes. He repeatedly said “Ask the Prime Minister of Finland a question instead.” When the reporter asked the Finnish Prime Minister a question, Trump was so mad that he answered for him. After Trump's very extremely ill-placed, unwanted and ridiculously self-serving answer, the Finnish President said “I think this question is for me.”


Trump's very wrong defenses

Threatening war:

So what does Trump do to resist this impeachment attack? He  threatens civil war, of course!

... if the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.
— Donal J Trump, retweeting Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews

Endangering Whistleblower's Life:

Trump had this to say about the whistleblower. He told U.S. diplomats that whoever gave the whistleblower information was “close to a spy.”

You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right?” Mr. Trump said at the United Nations on Thursday. “We used to handle it a little differently than we do now.

Now, imagine some Trumped-up idiots grabbing their guns , thinking that they can do something for their reality show idol.

Some reactions

Rachel Maddow called Trump's tweet “beyond repugnant.” She added that “Donald Trump is all about putting himself first and America second. He proved this again and again.”  

“I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. @realDonaldTrump I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant.” said Representative Adam Kinzinger.

If he suffers, he will try to outsource his suffering to others. In a civil war as in the Vietnam War, Trump will let other people do his fighting for him.
— Windsor Mann, in The Week

It looks like Mr Mann has grasped Cadet Bone Spur's full measure.

Trump also remained strangely quiet about Hong Kong's fight for Democracy. As if it never happened. We'd be very curious to see how Trump set this deal up with Chinese President Xi.

Losing ALL his marbles

Never interfere with the enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself.
— A version of this was attributed to Napoleon
 Never… murder a man who is committing suicide
— Woodrow Wilson

Trump started sniveling during an interview, and abruptly called the interview off. Indeed, the “Interview is stopped because Trump begins to cry.”

Awww...


Epilogue

Michael Moore was interviewed by Ari Melber. Melber showed a clip of Moore just before the 2016 elections predicting Trump's electoral win. Watching it again after years of Trump's reign, he said that “I never wanted to be more wrong...” In another clip, taped before the Muller report came out, he said “If you're waiting on Muller to save you, he isn't going to save us. WE have to save us.”

That guy must have a crystal ball!

Speaking of crystal balls, if you want to hear all about the arguments against impeachment and have a giggle or two at the same time, you could do worse than listen to this brilliant (as usual) exposé about impeachment by John Oliver. Bear in mind that he filmed this segment in mid-June.

If that wasn't enough for your giggle needs, allow me to quote a word that the Security-Risk-In-Chief, the Moscow Asset, Donald J Trump himself used in many of his speeches :

... frankly...
— Donald J Trump

'Nuff said.


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