Senate Republicans won’t make candidates report foreign help

They know Trump has and will benefit from help from Russia and probably other countries. Reporting foreign election help should be mandatory. Trump thanked Blackburn for blocking it. I can’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be mandatory.

Trump administration denying information to the House

They’re hiding something or someone. They have no basis for denying the release of the information to the House.

Trump is winning the message war on crimes and impeachment

Trump and the Republicans have done much better than the Democrats on getting their message out concerning the actions discussed in the Mueller Report. Trump and Barr have consistently lied and got their side out before the redacted report was released. They and Fox News (state TV) have consistently focused on “witch hunt” and insisted there was no collusion or obstruction. Except for Amash, the entire Republican party has fallen meekly in line to defend Trump. There are plenty of clips showing how differently Graham and McConnell behaved when Clinton was accused of crimes. These hypocrites think only Democrats can be guilty. Now, they’re going to investigate the people who began the investigation. This is another ploy to divert attention away from Trump’s crimes.

Mueller has not helped. He must testify publicly. He stood by meekly when Barr deliberately misinterpreted his report. I understand that he doesn’t want to make this political but it’s too late. Trump and Barr already have. Mueller is helping them by not saying much more than he has. He says it’s all in his report but few people are going to read over 400 pages. I haven’t.

Democrats have come across as divided, indecisive and unwilling to do the right thing. If Trump isn’t impeached, what is impeachment for? I would rather see indictments but now we are seeing nothing. Republicans are winning by stonewalling on witnesses and documents. They are dragging this out which helps them. Why would you have John Dean testify? This isn’t Watergate. We need public hearings on the evidence in the Mueller report so that the public can be educated on how serious Trump’s actions are. Over 1,000 former prosecutors say Trump would be indicted for obstruction if he wasn’t the president.

The media isn’t helping either. They assist the Republicans who claim that the Democrats are only focusing on impeachment, not legislation. The House has passed over 100 bills but Mitch McConnell will ensure that the Senate won’t consider any of them. I stopped watching cable news but still read a lot. I see very little on the bills Democrats have passed on issues such as election reforms and gun safety. The media is all about Trump.

The media is also giving the Republicans a free pass when they only focus on what the Democrats are going to do about Trump’s misdeeds. All of Congress is responsible, not just Democrats. Senate Republicans have made it clear they would not convict Trump no matter what the evidence is. The Senate is a jury. What kind of jury makes up their mind before the case is even presented? This would not be acceptable in a court and should not be acceptable now.

Update 6/12

Two polls and two excellent comments on impeachment.

Trump administration plans to bypass Congress on weapon sales

This administration has no respect for Congressional oversight.

More McConnell hypocrisy

I support Representative Omar

I don’t agree with everything she has said but I defend her against the attacks from Trump. His video distorts her message by showing only parts of what she said. She’s already getting death threats and will get more thanks to Trump.

Republicans will do nothing to defend her and Democrats haven’t done enough. This is a strategic move by Trump to divide the Democratic Party and I am sure he will attack people who defend her.

He’s the bigot and should be ashamed of his disgraceful behavior.

This sums up where I am very well.

Going high has failed. We have to fight back. There’s no bottom for how low Trump and his cult will go.

Bills passed by the House

There’s more to politics than Trump. Democrats have passed important bills that would improve our country. This doesn’t get anywhere near enough attention in the media.

Republicans attack AOC

She’s their new Hillary Clinton on Nancy Pelosi. Notice how they attack women. Their chant last night is frightening.

I think she’s very smart and have been impressed by her public remarks and questions at hearings. I don’t agree on everything but she knows the issues and background.