11:05 AM 12/3/2017 – Has Mitch McConnell cut a grand bargain to oust Donald Trump?

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Has Mitch McConnell cut a grand bargain to oust Donald Trump?

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Has Mitch McConnell cut a grand bargain to oust Donald Trump?
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Has Mitch McConnell cut a grand bargain to oust Donald Trump?

Late on Friday night, we witnessed something which shouldn’t have been possible. The Republican Senators who opposed the criminally corrupt tax legislation all lined up to dutifully vote for it. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and others committed career suicide by marrying themselves to the most unpopular legislation of all time, and they’ll have difficulty ever getting elected again. I’ve been thinking about how Mitch McConnell convinced them to do it.Let’s be clear: the holdout Senators who reluctantly voted for the tax scam aren’t stupid. They did it with their eyes wide open. Yes, they wanted to please their wealthy donors. But they know full well that they probably just lost their reelection bids in the process. So why would these Senators throw away everything just to help pass legislation they don’t believe in and didn’t want to be attached to? It just so happens that the biggest holdouts on the tax bill are generally Donald Trump’s biggest detractors in the Republican Party. There is seemingly only one thing McConnell could have offered them.

Let’s be clear: no matter what the mainstream media says to you to try to convince you that there’s still some doubt about the outcome, Donald Trump is finished. I can’t tell you when it’ll happen, but Michael Flynn’s deal cements Trump’s eventual ouster from office. The Republicans in Congress know it too. Their legislative agenda is now finished until Trump is gone, because his unraveling and downfall will become the only focus in the meantime. At this point the GOP is better off ousting Trump now, before he ends up causing them to get wiped out in the midterms.

Mitch McConnell, sociopathic criminal that he may be, is politically savvy enough to know this. He also knows that his Republican Party is about to get dragged down into the Russia scandal, thanks to this week’s media reports that Donald Trump asked a number of Republican Senators to sabotage the investigation. The best move, and in fact only logical move, for the GOP is to oust Trump and do it soon. McConnell knows this.

So I’m left to wonder aloud if Mitch McConnell might have cut a grand bargain with the holdout Republican Senators. They voted for his tax scam in order to appease the party’s wealthy donors, and in return, McConnell agreed to oust Donald Trump and let them take credit for it. That way these holdout Republicans can go into reelection bragging about how they virtuously ousted the criminal Trump, and perhaps it’s enough to distract voters from their own criminal participation in the tax scam.

I’m not working with any inside information here, just thinking out loud and asking a question that needs to be asked. Perhaps it’s a stretch to think that the dysfunctional Republican Party could have pulled off such a deal in secret. But if not, then the only other explanation is that the holdout Republicans in the Senate decided to throw away their consciences, their reputations, and their careers for no reason at all.

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The Sanity Of the ‘Teflon Don’ – Lynchburg News and Advance
 


Lynchburg News and Advance
The Sanity Of the ‘Teflon Don’
Lynchburg News and Advance
But Trump won praise from David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader, who tweeted: Thank God for Trump! That’s why we love him. Thumbing his nose at an ally, Trump tweeted to May to mind her own business. During the campaign, Trump’s many GOP competitors  

Has Mitch McConnell cut a grand bargain to oust Donald Trump?

Has Mitch McConnell cut a grand bargain to oust Donald Trump?Has Mitch McConnell cut a grand bargain to oust Donald Trump?

Is there any other explanation for what we just watched play out?
Everyone piles on as Donald Trump launches into his most cartoonish meltdown yet

We all knew it was coming. A day and a half after Michael Flynn finalized a plea deal to save his own son and destroy Donald Trump in the process, Trump went off the deep end for all to see. This time around it was arguably his most cartoonish meltdown to date, as he struggled to get his message across and inadvertently confessed to at least one felony along the way. This led observers on all sides to pile on as Trump finished himself off.Trump began his meltdown by asserting that Michael Flynn’s life has been ruined, when the reality is that Flynn is potentially looking at a very light sentence because he has evidence that will ruin Trump’s life. Trump’s first tweet read “So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday interrogation with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times…and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?”

MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance quickly pegged the meltdown for what it was: “Standby for trouble: Trump knows he is trapped. He will lash out soon.” Meanwhile, Colonel Morris Davis took a sarcastic approach: “Donald Trump unleashes another string of presidential style tweets to uplift the American people and reassure the world that its most heavily armed country is in stable and reliable hands.”

Earlier in the day, Donald Trump tweeted that he knew Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI, and in the process confessed to felony obstruction of justice. Trump then falsely claimed that his attorney John Dowd wrote the tweet. After Trump’s late night meltdown began, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti seized on the moment, replying “Did Dowd write this one too?” As the night went on, Trump began ranting even more thoroughly about Hillary Clinton in increasingly incoherent fashion and the night is still young.

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FBI official’s role in Clinton email investigation under review – Fox News
 


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Deadline
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Get your popcorn ready. Donald Trump is finishing himself off.
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Boston Herald
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Was Michael Flynn asked to wear a wire in Mueller hunt for evidence on Russia?

Plea agreement includes clause showing Flynn consented to participate in covert law enforcement activities if required

The least-noticed sentence in Michael Flynns plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller may also be the most important one.

Section eight of the deal reached by Donald Trumps former national security adviser in the inquiry into Russian meddling in the US election is entitled cooperation. It specifies that as well as answering questions and submitting to government-administered polygraph tests, Flynns cooperation may include participating in covert law enforcement activities.

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TheStreet.com
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Nobody Is Lifting a Finger to Protect US Democracy – WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog)
 


WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog)
Nobody Is Lifting a Finger to Protect US Democracy
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that there was massive foreign interference on various levels in the 2016 elections. It ranged from Russia’s confirmed use of targeted social media ads and bot accounts to the dissemination of fake news and the highly likely attempted or successful 

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