Either she’s lying or she doesn’t know what’s going on

This article states: “Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that she was unaware of intelligence assessments concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.”

I find that hard to believe.  She doesn’t know what the intelligence agencies think about the most important security issue of recent years?  Either she’s lying (my opinion) or incredibly uninformed.  She’s just going along with Trump’s view.  We are never going to have secure elections with these people in charge.




Most Americans support DACA.  The most recent poll I could find shows 83% approval.  Even 67% of Republicans support it.

However, Trump created a crisis by trying to end the program and Republican congressional leadership is not willing to let the House vote on bills to decide the fate of DACA. 

Conservative Republicans don’t want a vote – they only care about politics.  From this article:

“McCarthy had a blunter message, according to two members present who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private meeting and as first reported by Politico: Signing the discharge petition and paving the way for passage of a moderate immigration bill could hurt Republicans in November’s elections by depressing conservative turnout and upending leadership’s plans to focus on tax cuts and other GOP successes.”

This is a pathetic effort to avoid doing what the public wants.  Sad!

Wealthy Republican donors

More on wealthy Republican donors:

Sheldon Adelson contributed $30 million to prevent Democrats from taking over the House.

The law prevents Paul Ryan from directly soliciting this large a donation so Ryan stepped out of the room when someone else asked for and received the money.  How sleazy can you get?  And yes, the Democrats would do it too.

Groups affiliated with the Koch brothers are spending $20 million on a campaign to sell the Republican tax cuts to voters.

Ryan gave them credit for supporting the law.

Democrats are questioning the influence of the Koch brothers.

An opinion column by Senator Whitehouse about the influence of billionaires on Trump.

The EPA granted a hardship waiver to Icahn, a former Trump adviser.

The Mercers helped fund Project Veritas

Richard Uihlein, a relatively unknown donor

Don’t tell me about George Soros funding liberal causes.  Look what these people are doing.  We need the Supreme Court to get big money out of politics by reversing the Citizens United decision but that won’t happen anytime soon.



Trump is campaigning using tax dollars

Trump turns almost every speech into a campaign rally.  He did it again in Cleveland yesterday.

From this article: “Though billed as an official White House event, and therefore funded with taxpayer money, Trump was overtly political in his remarks ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. He celebrated his own poll numbers, repeatedly attacked Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and urged Ohioans to elect Rep. James B. Renacci (R-Ohio), who is running against Brown.”

This is obviously wrong.  Trump needs to separate campaign events from presidential ones.  Taxpayers should not be paying for his campaign.

Any network that covered the campaign part of his speech should give equal time to the Democrats.