Donald Trump is ‘just six Senate votes from impeachment’

Liberals harp on the “Trump is a racist” theme these days. Only problem for them is that being a racist is not a crime. Impeachment and removal from office requires that a president be guilty of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours.” The first two are specific. The last two are vague. Pointing out that violence comes from all sides and bemoaning the loss of Confederate monuments would hardly seem a “high crime” or a “misdemeanour.”

Some would call those ideas “truth.” But in an Orwellian nightmare, truth becomes a crime.

The Independent

Donald Trump is just six Senate votes from impeachment, according to an analyst at a prominent independent think-tank.

Support for the President among Republican Senators has waned to the extent that Mr Trump is likely to only hang onto his seat by six votes, according to Elaine Kamarck of the Washington-based research group The Brookings Institution.

Ms Kamarck, who is director of the Centre for Effective Public Management, said 12 Republican Senators had “no fear of the President” and had indicated they could vote against him in a vote.

Among the Senators likely to rebel was John McCain, who delivered the killer blow to Mr Trump’s replacement for Obamacare, Ms Kamarck said in an article on the think-tank’s website.

The US constitution allows Congress to remove a president before they have completed their term if enough members vote to say they committed “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours”.

An article of impeachment must get a majority vote in the House of Representatives before reaching the Senate. Once there, at least two-thirds of senators must find the President guilty for him to be removed.

Ms Kamarck said that 12 rebellious Republican Senators combined with 48 Democrats “who have shown no inclination to work with this President” meant Mr Trump was six votes away from a Senate conviction.

Three presidents have been subjected to impeachment proceedings in the past. Andrew Johnson in 1898 and Bill Clinton in 1998 and 1999 were impeached but acquitted, while Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 to avoid impeachment.

President Andrew Johnson tried to do right by the south after the War Between the States. He was impeached in 1868, with Republicans failing to remove him from office by one vote.

Niggas Threaten to Assassinate Trump Over Loss of “mama’s food stamps, bitch” (Shock Video)

Less than two minutes of threatening gorilla babble.

Seen at the Gateway Pundit.

Mom dont needz no food stamps, muh nigga! She beez eatin ebrey ting.

Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill “With Reservations”

America’s great (sarc) Congress is on a roll. Last week Congress made it a crime to refuse to do business with Israel. Now, the geniuses have given the world a bill that drives us closer to war.

The few votes against this bill show that the number of politicians in Washington not controlled by the New World Order (Rothschilds and their puppet Soros) is minuscule.

The Europeans, who depend on Russia for their energy, are reportedly angry over the sanctions bill. Europe’s response deserves a separate post later.

The glimmer of hope here is that Trump signed the sanctions bill while issuing a statement of his reservations, reproduced below.

Zerohedge

Subject: Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2, 2017

*Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act*

Today, I signed into law the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which enacts new sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia. I favor tough measures to punish and deter bad behavior by the rogue regimes in Tehran and Pyongyang. I also support making clear that America will not tolerate interference in our democratic process, and that we will side with our allies and friends against Russian subversion and destabilization.

That is why, since taking office, I have enacted tough new sanctions on Iran and North Korea, and shored up existing sanctions on Russia.

Since this bill was first introduced, I have expressed my concerns to Congress about the many ways it improperly encroaches on Executive power, disadvantages American companies, and hurts the interests of our European allies.

My Administration has attempted to work with Congress to make this bill better. We have made progress and improved the language to give the Treasury Department greater flexibility in granting routine licenses to American businesses, people, and companies. The improved language also reflects feedback from our European allies who have been steadfast partners on Russia sanctions regarding the energy sanctions provided for in the legislation. The new language also ensures our agencies can delay sanctions on the intelligence and defense sectors, because those sanctions could negatively affect American companies and those of our allies.

Still, the bill remains seriously flawed particularly because it encroaches on the executive branchs authority to negotiate. Congress could not even negotiate a healthcare bill after seven years of talking. By limiting the Executives flexibility, this bill makes it harder for the United States to strike good deals for the American people, and will drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together. The Framers of our Constitution put foreign affairs in the hands of the President. This bill will prove the wisdom of that choice.

Yet despite its problems, I am signing this bill for the sake of national unity. It represents the will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States. We hope there will be cooperation between our two countries on major global issues so that these sanctions will no longer be necessary.

Further, the bill sends a clear message to Iran and North Korea that the American people will not tolerate their dangerous and destabilizing behavior. America will continue to work closely with our friends and allies to check those countries malignant activities.

I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars. That is a big part of the reason I was elected. As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress.

ABC News is reporting that in a separate statement that Trump called the sanctions bill unconstitutional:

President Trump today signed a bill aimed at punishing Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election despite calling it “significantly flawed.”

In a signing statement released by the White House, Trump said the legislation “included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions” in lawmakers’ “haste” to pass it.

“While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” he said.

He went on, “My administration particularly expects the Congress to refrain from using this flawed bill to hinder our important work with European allies to resolve the conflict in Ukraine and from using it to hinder our efforts to address any unintended consequences it may have for American businesses, our friends or our allies.”

Unconstitutional? Next stop, the U.S. Supreme Court.

That said, signing bill makes Trump look weak (which he is because of the Republican establishment). He should have vetoed it on principle.

Trump Ends Aid to CIA Funded Rebels in Syria

Trump wants peace, not World War III, but this news will start a new round of “Trump is a Russian agent” fake news.

The Independent

Donald Trump has reportedly decided to end the US’s funding and training of so-called moderate Syrian rebels opposed to Bashar al-Assad – something that has long been requested by Moscow.

The plan to train and equip rebels opposed to Mr Assad was started in 2013 under the administration of Barack Obama, as an effort to try and put pressure on the Syrian leader to step aside. While most of the heavy weapons and cash were provided by Saudi Arabia, the CIA took the lead in the training.

Now, it has been reported that Mr Trump has decided to cancel the programme, something that will likely be welcomed by Russia, which has for years supported the Assad regime.

Let’s pick up the story with an excerpt from the Washington Examiner

U.S. support for rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad was a bipartisan, if controversial, plank of American policy in the country as recently as last fall. Former President Barack Obama began the shipments in 2013 and a GOP-led Congress eased restrictions on the program in 2016. But Russia and Turkey, a NATO ally, have accused the United States of backing terrorist groups.

“Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad program as an assault on its interests,” according to the Washington Post, which first reported the move. “The shuttering of the program is also an acknowledgment of Washington’s limited leverage and desire to remove Assad from power.”

Russia has denounced U.S. support for the rebel groups throughout the civil war, accusing the U.S. of commiting a “hostile act” and claiming that the Obama team was trying to block a Trump-led rapprochement with Russia.

“Overall, it appears that the Authorization Act has been adopted by the outgoing Obama administration…to create problems for the incoming Trump administration and complicate its relations on the international stage, as well as to force it to adopt an anti-Russia policy,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in December. “We hope the new administration will be more sagacious.”

Trump’s decision to end might irritate the lawmakers who voted for the 2016 defense bill, however. Senate Intelligence Committee member James Lankford, R-Okla., for instance, recently praised U.S. intelligence efforts in Syria, albeit without naming any specific covert programs.

A certain “tribe” isn’t going to like this at all. Not to mention that John McCain will develop another blood clot as he learns the news.

Kim Dotcom trolls Obama with badass photo of Putin standing in rain

Tech bad boy Kim Dotcom keeps himself in the news with his Tweets.

This time he decided to rain on Obama’s parade by doing one of those Putin vs. Obama comparisons that were popular for the last eight years.

This isn’t much of a story, but rather a distraction from the important issues facing us. Still, it’s nice to be reminded of why we’re better off without Obama in the White House.

RT

Kim Dotcom trolled former US President Barack Obama with a photo of Russian leader Vladimir Putin standing in the pouring rain without an umbrella in sight.

The internet entrepreneur, wanted by the US over the now-defunct file-sharing website, Megaupload, compared the photo to one of Obama standing under an umbrella held for him by a US Marine.

The Obama photo, taken in 2013 during a press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sparked controversy at the time as some observers pointed out it was against regulations for male marines to hold umbrellas.

Dotcom, a vocal critic of Obama, took the opportunity to highlight again the moment after a photo of Putin braving the rain during a wreath-laying ceremony on the Day of Memory and Sorrow emerged on Wednesday.

Twitter users responded to Dotcom’s tweet by sharing other badass photos of the Russian leader, known for his macho persona.

Others, however, defended Obama sharing a picture of him walking in the rain without cover, comparing it to a photo of current President Donald Trump holding an umbrella.

KIM DOTCOM.

Styx Has the Solution to the Refugee Crisis

President Trump should appoint Styxhexenhammer666 as Secretary of State. If that’s not possible, we need to smuggle Styx into the White House and get him together with Trump over lunch.

You see, Styx has figured out how to end the “refugee crisis.” You’ve probably figured it out, too. A lot of us common sense people have it figured out. Styx articulates it well. If only Trump would watch this video. (And Styx would stop cursing.)

The answer to the refugee crisis offered by Styx is presented in the first few minutes of this 20 minute video. After that, it’s just elaboration on the idea. I’ll give you a hint: Peace.

Styx’s plan would make us safer, save money, and allow the U.S. to claim the moral high ground.

Published on Jun 24, 2017

I didn’t create refugees but Obama and Hollande did.

Trump: “I Did Not Make Any Comey Tapes”

Zerohedge

Having teased the world, and bluffed Comey and his Democratic Party supporters about the possibility of recordings of his conversations with the former FBI Director, Bloomberg reports that a ‘source familiar with the matter’ confirms that President Trump does not have any tapes.

Trump raised the possibility of tapes in a strategic fashion to ensure that Comey told the truth, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Was Trump bluffing today when he says he made no tapes? Did someone else make tapes? What’s the real reality?