What if Hunter’s laptop and Jared’s billions are all part of the same story of a handful of petro states trying to end American democracy?
What actually goes on at those high levels is so far beyond what any ordinary working person understands in their busy lives of kids, job, home tasks & any outside clubs or churches that it all seems totally alien behavior. Yet all that manipulating of huge sums of money & properties & corporations is where trump's brain resides - that is what of it that actually functions with a smidge of intelligence. He is steeped in that stuff & has no inkling of any other life. It IS another world to the rest of us ! However the crimes he commits daily need to be nipped in the bud, the rules are written for a reason, regardless what he thinks of them !
Agree totally with comments by vcragain. (Hi, recognize your name from Palmer Report who I read faithfully). Just this weekend I attended an anniversary party for close friends hosted at one of our local pubs and somehow the conversation swung toward “Biden is too old” BS then one of the attendees stated something something about “Biden taking millions from China” etc. I responded that they were repeating Russian infused disinformation and that the Republicans believe and deploy all the dirty politics they can to lie, cheat and steal their way into power. They looked confused and disbelieving that I would rebuke the lies about Biden being spewed out there. Americans just don’t get it- lack of critical thinking and dumbing down our MSM sources have left the electorate vulnerable to evil dirty tricksters all for the benefit of super wealthy authoritarian donors who believe democracy is inconvenient.
Have always thought so, and the pieces of bread crumbs trails back to before 2015, i.e. Manafort/Clinton hit job. Trump has always been able to be bought. And the real estate "empire" made both susceptible to these two nation states.
Why isn't all this being laid out in CNN and other mainstream press outlets? A serious investigative program aired a few times in a week could put the Republicans on the defensive. And why isn't the DNC really pushing for investigation of these charges? Even a short soundbite like, "The Trump family is alleged to take money to have taken money from Putin and the Saudis", could stick.
But all one needs to see what the Republicans are like is their constant attack on Hunter Biden. Yes, he may well have committed low level crimes and should answer for them, but to attack his father through his only surviving son...after what this man has been through in family losses, to try and get at him this way isn't hardball politics, it is cruel. Any parent, any decent human being, should see this for what it is, the mean actions of people with no morality at all. Of course they also have claimed that Biden is the head of a "crime family" (a general with one soldier?) and a Marxist, which is about as ludicrous as it gets. No morality? No sense, no shame, no vision, no nothing.
Chilling! How can this level of international crime be ignored? In plain daylight supposed business deals occur, tainted with lies and violence: enormous in scale, endless paybacks with implications for global security.
"So, Hunter Biden gets a special prosecutor and Jared Kushner gets three billion dollars from hostile foreign governments. What’s wrong with this picture?"
Answer is Merrick Garland, a right wing Republican. I may not have access to his voter registration, but I know his history and it is extreme right wing, and I can still judge a person by his actions and inactions
Biden's weaknesses, lack of leadership, and penchant for caving to the extremists on the right, is coming back to bite him. Yeh, I know the IRA and Infrastructure bill, but he has taken steps to ensure the the board of Governors of the USPS is still controlled by the Republicans, because when two seats came open he made sure that one was filled by a Republican (Derek Kan) and there are two vacancies since Dec 2022, that haven't been filled by Biden.
Also he could solve many problems (Trump sure did and will if elected), by using Art II and 14th Amendment powers, like declaring a national emergency and then raising the debt limit by EO, or even signing an EO continuing support of the Government and military.
By the way the only reason that Rhonda Santis, Greg Abbott are getting away with attacks on Democracy and the reason that none of the insurrectionists in Congress have been tried, is because of Merrick Garland dragging his heels, they way he did with appointing Jack Smith. He was shamed into it by the J6 Committee and respected jurists and lawyers
Thanks Thom for the information that should rattle any thoughts, stuck in the pattern of Comer’s,Jordan’s, Gaetz’s
wannabe brains. But wont.
I must admit some of the tech is way over my head, yet the chaos inserted by multiple sinister actors is evident.
As for the Washington Post, they can and should do a whole lot better.
The question of whether I and I assume, many others, continue to trust
their once creditable journalism , hangs in the balance.
It seems though they have the means to divulge very important information , they refuse.
I thought they were the ‘news. ‘ Can’t have it both ways. Its disturbing .
If they cant be clean about topics that are this important, their agenda is truly suspect.
Christian right hypocrisy on display.
Since the so called Moral Majority of Jerry Falwell. All I heard from the Christians was end times being propelled by the antichrist whose number was 666, There was even a news letter which “exposed” every 666 or anything that gematria could come up with, like adding numbers in a name to come up with 666. Even, laughs, an Abrams tank serial number 666.
Claiming to be “true end times Christians” they totally have ignored Jared Kushner’s, 666 Park Place.
I'd say the Russian situation is sinister and the Saudi Arabia one is an in-your-face operation.
Trump openly bragged at a news event about selling the Saudis weapons despite Congress saying no to those sales. The real estate deals were an opportunity he and Jared just could not pass up. It's all out there too, quid pro quo. Investment firms and real estate are the devil's playground, just ask all the people that have been shafted. Real estate has enabled Trump's money laundering and tax-evasion all of his life. In or out of the White House, he never stops doing exactly what he wants. He is a psychopath, and I think it's pretty clear that Jared is one of the anti-social types too. Ivanka, who knows, but an insider I just listened to claims she is a dragon-lady. He said that soft-spoken voice is fake and it's all part of her grift.
Our history and deal making with the Saudis is a disgrace. They are disgusting, and we have watched the Bush and Trump families kiss their asses to get rich. It IS an all-out assault on democracy and an insult to our intelligence.
The fascist right billionaires gained their influence in the GOP by demonizing democrats. Calling Democrats baby killers, indoctrinating your children to be gay, starting free trade with Clinton and NAFTA. All lies, repeated thousands of times on their many news stations including 1500 am hate radio stations. Now, the GOP are totally brainwashed into a cult that is immune to reality, truth, reason and sanity. We must attempt to deprogram them by exposing them to the truth about what a dictatorship is. That they will lose their gun rights, minimum wage, social security, be made into slaves, be tortured, chopped up in the bathroom, watch foreign billionaires buy up national parks, starve you, get fed and drink poison and much more. The GOP currently believe things will get better with a dictatorship. I know that's totally insane and most of you agree with me, but that is how they feel and they are emotional thinkers and believers not rational. We have to mount an educational campaign that is self supporting and probably have to spend millions of dollars putting out well made but cheap commercials on their television channels, like antenna TV Western channels, country music channels, wrestling, NASCAR. The sooner the better, if we can just reach 10% of them, that could be enough to save democracy for four more years. Spend millions and save trillions. Use the trillions to develop clean energy and help raise the standard of living, the cost of crime is very expensive on the criminal on society. Unless any of you see a better way? You cannot reason with crazy people, all they understand or can comprehend is force and fear. If I'm wrong please enlighten me and please come up with some other ways to deprogram these abused GOP citizens. Before they abuse you and all those you love.
It is very sinister indeed!
And if we some how could pull the plug on FOX nightly BS & propaganda and gaslighting nightly "news," shows that would help stop the pollution going into both ears of the Trump base.
Oh, who am I kidding, myself? in thinking there is a chance this group of people could actually wake-up. Just tonight on one of the gasbags' hour of disinformation they had Paul Manafort talking about the "2 levels of justice" in our system!!WHAT??
Please, is that "2 levels" for traitors AND sellouts? Because that is all I can see.
I sure hope we can persevere through a winning & peaceful Ukraine and justice for ourselves through a successful prosecution of Trump and his co-conspirators of sellouts, traitors. Especially his criminal lawyers, like Jeffrey Clark or the Kraken Powell. Or Jenna Ellis? Pathetic, prison for all of them.
Well, according to the 14th amendment, he can’t run. Instead he should, and hopefully will be locked up. Tick, tock…. I am waiting!!