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Benefits Russia has Received from Trump Being President

This graphic accurately depicts how Trump has been subservient to Russia / Putin’s wishes. Republicans are doing nothing to “Defend and Protect” the United States from this foreign adversary which is dedicated to our destruction.

Here’s a list of things Putin and Russia has gotten as a result of helping Trump to become President.


Putin’s Goal: Weaken and divide the transatlantic alliance.
Putin’s Payout:Trump undermines US relationships with European allies and calls the US’s commitment to NATO into question.

Putin’s Goal: Degrade the European Union and foster pro-Russian political movements.
Putin’s Payout:Trump attacks the EU and actively supports anti-EU, Kremlin-backed parties.

Putin’s Goal: Disrupt American leadership and dominance of the global economic order.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is eagerly pushing for an all-out trade war with Europe

Putin’s Goal: Build global resentment and distrust towards the US and stoke anti-American sentiment.
Putin’s Payout: America’s closest allies are explicitly suspicious and distrusting of the US because of Trump’s rhetoric and actions.

Putin’s Goal: Relieve economic and domestic political pressure from US sanctions on Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump tries to roll back, impede, and blunt the impact of sanctions at every step.

Putin’s Goal: Legitimize his regime in the eyes of the world.
Putin’s Payout: Trump repeatedly praises and defends Putin, lending the credibility of the US presidency to Putin’s standing.

Putin’s Goal: Revive Russia’s status as a great power and gain international recognition for its illegal seizure of Crimea.
Putin’s Payout:Trump publicly says that Crimea is part of Russia and calls for Russia to be welcomed back into the international community with no concessions.

Putin’s Goal: Continue to sow discord in Western democracies and avoid repercussions for interfering in American and European elections.
Putin’s Payout: Trump dismisses Russian interference and has done nothing to prevent future interference, putting him at odds with his own intelligence community.

Putin’s Goal: Soften America’s adversarial stance toward Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is shifting the Republican Party’s generations-long hawkish views on Russia.

Putin’s Goal: Destabilize the US from within.
Putin’s Payout: Trump attacks US institutions while driving divisive politics and eroding democratic norms.

Putin’s goal: Advance the Kremlin’s narrative to shape global perceptions.
Putin’s payout: Trump has repeatedly, and inexplicably, parroted Kremlin talking points across a range of global issues.

Putin’s goal: Undermine international norms and democratic values abroad.
Putin’s payout: Trump has repeatedly failed to respond to human rights violations or support democracy abroad, creating a more permissive environment for autocrats to crack down.

25 times Trump was soft on Russia

President Donald Trump has an Achilles’ heel when it comes to Russia.

As stated in the above article;

Trump has repeatedly praised Putin
While he was a private citizen, during his 2016 campaign and throughout his presidency, Trump has showered Putin with praise. He said Putin was “so nice,” he called Putin a “strong leader” and said Putin has done “a really great job outsmarting our country.” Trump also claimed he’d “get along very well” with Putin. Few, if any, Western leaders have echoed these comments.

Trump hired Manafort to run his campaign
Trump raised eyebrows in spring 2016 when he hired GOP operative Paul Manafort to run his presidential campaign. Manafort spent a decade working for pro-Russian politicians and parties in Ukraine and cultivated close relationships with Putin-friendly oligarchs. Manafort is currently in prison for, among other things, evading taxes on the $60 million he made from his Ukraine consulting.

Trump suggested Russia can keep Crimea
Trump said Putin did “an amazing job of taking the mantle” when Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. During the presidential campaign, Trump broke with US policy and suggested he was OK if Russia kept the Ukrainian territory. He repeated a Kremlin talking point, saying, “The people of Crimea, from what I’ve heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were.”

Trump aides softened GOP platform on Ukraine
Ahead of the 2016 Republican National Convention, Trump campaign aides blocked language from the party platform that called for the US government to send lethal weapons to Ukraine for its war against Russian proxies. Mueller investigated this for potential collusion but determined the change was not made “at the behest” of Russia. (The Trump administration ultimately gave lethal arms and anti-tank weapons to the Ukrainian military.)

Trump made light of Russian hacking
Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump cast doubt on the US government assessment that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. At a news conference in July 2016, he even asked Russia to hack more, saying, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,”

Trump denied that Russia interfered in 2016
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department and the Senate Intelligence Committee all confirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump. But Trump has repeatedly rejected this view, and publicly sided with Putin at the Helsinki summit in 2018, saying he accepted Putin’s denials.

Trump transition undermined Russian sanctions
After the election, the Trump transition team asked Russia not to retaliate against new US sanctions imposed by then-President Barack Obama. The sanctions were meant to punish Russia for interfering in the election, but then-Trump aide Michael Flynn asked the Russian ambassador not to escalate the situation so they could have a good relationship once Trump took over.

Trump was open to lifting Russian sanctions
Days before his inauguration, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he was open to lifting sanctions on Russia. He said: “If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?” Putin has tried for years to persuade the US and European countries to end crippling sanctions on Russia’s economy.

Trump refused to say Putin is a killer
Bucking other US leaders, Trump has dismissed credible allegations that Putin uses violence against his opponents. Trump said in 2015, “I think it would be despicable if that took place, but I haven’t seen any evidence that he killed anybody, in terms of reporters.” Asked again in February 2017, Trump deflected, saying, “There are a lot of killers. Do you think our country is so innocent?”

Trump mulled giving spy compounds to Russia
The Washington Post reported in May 2017 that the Trump administration considered returning two diplomatic compounds to Russia. The Obama administration expelled Russian diplomats and seized the compounds in New York and Maryland after the 2016 election, claiming they were used for “intelligence” purposes. The compounds were never returned to Russia.

Trump gave Russia classified intelligence
In a shocking move during the early months of his presidency, Trump shared highly classified intelligence with two senior Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting in May 2017. The intelligence, which was about ISIS, was sensitive enough that it could have exposed a vulnerable source. The unplanned disclosure by Trump rattled even many of his Republican allies.

Trump was reluctant to sign Russian sanctions
Lawmakers passed a bipartisan bill in July 2017 imposing new sanctions against Russia, even though Trump administration officials reportedly tried to water down the language. Trump reluctantly signed the bill, but said the new law contained “clearly unconstitutional provisions.” Trump had little choice in the matter because the bill had passed with veto-proof majorities. (The Treasury Department followed up with several rounds of hard-hitting sanctions.)

Trump thanked Putin for expelling US diplomats
Trump thanked Putin for expelling hundreds of US diplomats from Russia in August 2017, saying, “I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll.” Putin kicked out the officials to retaliate for US sanctions. Trump’s view conflicted with the State Department, which said the mass expulsion was “uncalled for.” (Trump later said he was being sarcastic.)

Trump criticized and alienated NATO allies
Trump has repeatedly attacked NATO, aligning himself with Putin, who wants to weaken the alliance. Trump said NATO was “obsolete,” rattling European leaders. At his first NATO summit, Trump scolded other countries for not spending enough on defense and declined to commit to NATO’s mutual defense pledge. (Trump later said he supported the mutual defense provision.)

Trump eased sanctions on Deripaska
In January 2019, the Trump administration lifted sanctions on three Russian companies tied to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to Putin. The Treasury Department had sanctioned Deripaska and the companies over his support for Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a bipartisan rebuke, 11 Senate Republicans supported a Democratic resolution calling for the sanctions to remain.

Trump congratulated Putin on his sham election
Ignoring the advice of several top national security aides, Trump congratulated Putin on his March 2018 reelection victory. Putin got 77% of the vote, but Western observers declared that the election “lacked genuine competition” and took place in an “overly controlled legal and political environment.” Trump’s critics said he had given the election legitimacy it did not deserve.

Trump defended USSR invasion of Afghanistan
During a January 2019 Cabinet meeting, Trump defended the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. He said the Soviet Union “was right” to invade in 1979 because “terrorists were going into Russia.” The comments puzzled many observers, who noted that the Soviets invaded to bolster a communist government and the US had backed Afghan militants who fought the Soviets.

Trump praised pro-Russian leaders in Europe
On several occasions, Trump has praised controversial far-right European leaders who have been shunned by most US officials because of their close ties to Putin. Trump met at the White House with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a top Kremlin ally. He praised the campaign of French politician Marine Le Pen, whose party previously got millions from a Russian bank.

Trump didn’t publicly condemn Russian attack
According to congressional testimony, Trump declined to publicly condemn a Russian attack against Ukrainian military vessels in November 2018, even though the State Department prepared a statement for him. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Russia’s “dangerous escalation.” The White House didn’t say anything, but Trump canceled a meeting with Putin.

Trump wanted to let Russia back in the G7
Breaking with American allies, Trump repeatedly called for Russia to be invited back into the Group of Seven. Russia was suspended from the working group of leading industrial nations in 2014 after Putin annexed Crimea. At this year’s G7 summit in France, Trump pressed the other leaders to include Russia next year. They balked at the request, which would have been a huge benefit to Putin without any concessions.

Trump’s Syria withdrawal gave Putin a boost
Trump announced in October 2019 that US troops were withdrawing from northern Syria. The abrupt move cleared the way for Turkey to conquer territories previously controlled by the US and allied Kurdish militias. It also gave Russia a golden opportunity to expand its influence and swiftly take over abandoned US outposts and checkpoints. Trump’s move was a boon for Putin.

Trump repeated Kremlin talking points on ISIS
After announcing the Syria withdrawal, Trump repeated Kremlin talking points about ISIS. He said, “Russia hates ISIS as much as the United States does” and that they are equal partners in the fight. But Trump’s comments don’t reflect the reality on the ground: Since intervening in Syria in 2015, the Russian military has focused its airstrikes on anti-government rebels, not ISIS.
President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a meeting at the

Trump spread Russian myths about Ukraine
Over the past two months, Trump has said many false things about Ukraine that align with Russian disinformation about the country. This includes claims of uncontrollable corruption, improper ties between Ukrainian officials and the Obama administration, and allegations that Ukraine meddled in US elections. This helps Putin’s goal of destabilizing US-Ukraine relations.

Trump temporarily froze US aid for Ukraine
As the impeachment inquiry has revealed, Trump personally froze $391 million in US military and security assistance for Ukraine in mid-2019. US diplomats said Ukraine desperately needed the help for its war against Russian proxies. Previously, the Trump administration had slow-walked sales of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine because of concerns it would upset Russia, according to a State Department official.

It is clear these actions have & are giving considerable “Aid and Comfort” to a sworn Enemy which at this very moment has Nuclear Missiles aimed at the United States

Republicans who defend and support Trump are violating their Oath of Office to Protect and Defend this Country, because their Oath to Protect and Defend the Constitution and Defend this country are essentially one and the same

Why Trump Should Be Impeached

The fastest, easiest way to understand the impeachment report.


Numerous Potential Articles Of Impeachment Sketched Out In Report


Impeachment report reveals unexpected calls between Giuliani, OMB


Impeachment witnesses outline Trump quid pro quo

Two weeks. Twelve witnesses. The House Intelligence Committee wrapped up some of the most monumental moments on Capitol Hill in decades before leaving town for the Thanksgiving recess


In the hearings this week, the American people have heard damning testimony from credible, patriotic witnesses that the president of the United States abused his power. Rather than fulfilling his oath to defend the Constitution, he tried to use the power of the government to strong-arm a friendly government into interfering on his behalf in the 2020 election. If the Republican Party claims to stand for national security, law and order, the rule of law, and accountable government, they can’t let this abuse stand


Trump’s Abuse of Power


Obstruction of Justice


Fox News Andrew Napolitano explains how based on the Mueller Report, Trump obstructed justice multiple times.


Impeachment Witness Rips ‘Domestic Political Errand’ For Trump


Adam Schiff’s full closing statement in Hill and Holmes hearing

‘There is nothing more dangerous than an unethical president who believes they are above the law… and we are better than that’ — Chair Adam Schiff closed the impeachment hearings with this vehement statement


  • Obstructed Justice on numerous occasions as detailed in the Mueller Report
  • Un-indicted Co-conspirator with his attorney Michael Cohen for crimes Cohen is now serving in Prison
  • Obstructing Congressional Investigations to prevent the American People from learning how he has Violated his Oath of Office using unjustified claims of Executive Privilege and ordering Witnesses & Federal Employees not to comply with Congressional Subpoenas. The fact that Trump is ordering people NOT to testify, proves (IMO) he’s engaged in Criminal Conduct & is attempting to SILENCE Witnesses
  • Helped by Putin / Russia to become President. Appears compromised because he REFUSES to ever say anything negative about Putin. Is helping “Make Russia Great Again”
  • Refused to call out Putin at the Helsinki Summit for 2016 Election Meddling
  • Had Secret Meetings with Putin in which Trump demanded no notes or records be kept
  • Stated he sees nothing wrong with accepting help from a foreign power to get elected
  • Boasted to Russian officials in 2017 meeting in the Oval Office that firing FBI Director Comey removed “great pressure”. Reported that he told them he wasn’t concerned about Election Interference
  • Withheld Ukraine Aid – Per testimony of US Diplomat Bill Taylor on 10/22/19 (and other sources), Trump demanded Ukraine President investigate Joe Biden and his son before Aid would be released
  • Emoluments Violations – Has received tax payer and foreign money at properties he owns while President, violating the Emoluments Clause
  • Responsible for betrayal & massacre of our Allies, the Kurds while helping Russia (once again)
  • Paid a Porn Star Hush Money to help influence the outcome of the 2016 Election
  • Praises Dictators like Kim Jong Un who has critics & opponents jailed and murdered, while disparaging Democratic allies
  • Pathological Liar – Fact finders claim Trump has made over 12,000 lies & false statements since taking office. Since he lies constantly, NOTHING he says can be believed
  • Vengeful, Childish, Outrageous UN-Presidential Behavior and Insane Twitter Tirades.Uses twitter to BULLY, BERATE, INTIMIDATE and HARASS those who disagree with him
  • Wannabe Dictator & Gaslighting Like a Banana Republic Dictator, Trump wants to Limit Freedom of Speech, calls the Press The Enemy of the People” and News which exposes his LIES or News he doesn’t like, Fake News. This is how Dictators behave & what they do to get their subjects to only believe  THEM. After Chinese President Xi Jingping abolished term limits in his country, Trump said “we’ll have give that a shot some day”. Has suggested he should get a third term, perhaps more. Expects everyone to  Praise him like a Dictator…. accused Democrats of “Treason” for not standing & clapping at the 2018 State of the Union address. These issues alone makes him unfit & a threat to Democracy
  • Revoked Security Clearances of people who criticized him. Granted Security Clearances to people who were deemed unfit such as his son-in-law & daughter
  • Refuses to release his Tax Returns (What is he hiding?)
  • Attacked Judges who didn’t rule his way & attacked Law Enforcement investigating his corruption
  • Calling the Impeachment Inquiry an “Attempted Coup” is another example of his outrageous conduct, how IGNORANT he is of US laws and how unfit he is to be President
  • Trump reportedly telling officials he’d Pardon Those Who Break the Law to build his Border Wall is more proof of his LAWLESSNESS.
  • Couldn’t accept that he LOST the Popular Vote by 3 Million Votes so he LIED by claiming it was due to “People who voted illegally
  • Sexual Abuse – Accused by numerous women of Sexual Abuse. Recorded bragging about sexually assaulting women, saying he can “grab them by the p****y” & “do anything he wants”
  • Narcissistic Psychopath. Psychiatrists and mental health professionals have stated that Trump exhibits Narcissistic Personality Disorder symptoms and is a “Clear & present danger”.
  • Said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep Adam Schiff should be arrested for treason when Schiff is only doing his job to hold this LAWLESS “President” (who the majority didn’t vote for) accountable
  • Paid a Porn Star Hush Money to help influence the outcome of the 2016 Election
  • Won’t Release Tax Returns (possibly to hide illegal activities)
  • Crimes Against Humanity – Responsible for inhumane conditions at US migrant internment camps. Separating children from their Parents with no plans to EVER re-unite them.
  • Draft Dodger: Used “Bone Spurs” Medical Excuse to avoid serving in the Military
  • Made the Baseless claim for years that Obama wasn’t a US Citizen
  • Made the Baseless claim that Obama had his phone lines tapped
  • Crass, Obnoxious, Loudmouth, Know-it-all Braggart who acts like he’s the Best at Everything yet has had Many Failed Businesses and Filed Bankruptcy Numerous Times. Refuses to ever admit he’s wrong. Blames others & NEVER takes responsibility for anything. Has NO Humility & Never Apologies


Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Says Trump Is Guaranteeing His Impeachment


Another Day, Another President Donald Trump Lie Exposed

The Bulwark’s Charlie Sykes, former congresswoman Donna Edwards, former chief of staff at the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, and former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg react to Alexander Vindman testifying that crucial parts of President Trump’s phone call with President Zelensky were omitted from the summary released by the White House.


Chris Hayes: President Donald Trump Said His Call Was ‘Perfect’ — But He’s Lying.


Donald Trump has taken money from foreign governments, obstructed justice at the FBI, and even brought us to the brink of nuclear war. We need to impeach this dangerous president.


Ex-GOP congressman: It’s time to impeach Trump


Despite overwhelming evidence that Trump should be impeached, Republicans are continuing to support and defend him



Stelter: Fox News’ main defense of Trump is to change the subject

CNN’s Brian Stelter talks to Republican presidential candidate and former conservative radio host Joe Walsh about how the right-wing media’s defense of President Donald Trump appears to be holding as the impeachment inquiry progresses.


Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera spoke to Fox News host Sean Hannity, on Fox News, about the role Fox News would play in protecting President Donald Trump from impeachment. “You know, if it wasn’t for your show, Sean, they would destroy him absolutely,” Rivera told Hannity, who, when not hosting his television and radio shows, informally advises Trump. “You are the difference between Donald J. Trump and Richard Nixon.”


Fox News hosts lob conspiracies and personal attacks at Democrats as they argue against impeachment

The three prime time hosts at Fox News hosts invoked conspiracy theories and lobbed personal attacks about the appearances of Democrats lawmakers participating in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump in in lieu of attacking the substance of the testimony given on the first day of public hearings.


Republican’s Hypocrisy over Hillary Clinton’s Private Server

Trump’s iPhone Make Clinton’s Basement Server Look Like Fort Knox

During a June 2016 campaign speech, Donald Trump turned yet again to one of his favorite topics: Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. “Her server was easily hacked by foreign governments, perhaps even by her financial backers in communist China,” he said, “putting all of America and our citizens in danger, great danger.”

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump & Republicans were constantly going nuts about Hillary’s Private Server being insecure and her missing emails… chanting “Lock her up”!

Per the above article… “when it comes to Trump… he and his minions seem to have adopted a stance that’s equally blasé. Not only have myriad reports emerged of officials using encrypted, disappearing-message services like Confide, in potential violation of federal record-keeping laws, but Steve Bannon, Gary Cohn, Jared Kushner, and Reince Priebus all occasionally relied on private e-mail and electronic devices to conduct government business”.

“Chief of Staff John Kelly’s personal cell phone was reportedly compromised for months while he served as secretary of homeland security, under a president who didn’t bother to secure his Android phone or the Wi-Fi networks on his many properties. And it seems the president’s willful neglect of cyber-security has continued well into his time in office”.


A bombshell report from ‘The New York Times’ alleges that Chinese and Russian spies are exploiting vulnerabilities in President Trump’s iPhone to listen to his conversations. Trump has reportedly resisted warnings to avoid using the phone. Rep. Ted Lieu tells Ari Melber that it’s “absolutely hypocritical” for Trump to use a non-secure phone when he campaigned on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, which was never infiltrated by foreign spies.


The unbelievable hypocrisy of Sean Hannity, recipient of unsecured presidential phone calls

Per an article posted at

“Trump has continued to place calls from his unsecured personal cell phone even after his aides have told him that Chinese and Russian intelligence agencies are listening in and using the information they glean to try to undermine administration policy, The New York Times reported last Wednesday. The president denied the report, as he denies all reports he considers damaging; the Times stands by its work. On Thursday, NBC News matched the story and added an additional detail: Hannity is one of the informal advisers Trump consults using that unsecured channel.

Hannity has continued to fixate on Clinton’s email server since Trump’s election, often citing the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges despite what Hannity describes as clear proof that she “committed felonies” as evidence that Trump has been treated unfairly by special counsel Rober Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Hannity and his guests accused Clinton of crimes in 218 segments about the Mueller probe in its first year.

While the FBI has said its agents found no evidence Clinton’s servers were compromised, Hannity has often blasted Clinton for damaging national security by purportedly making her emails available to foreign intelligence agencies in China, Russia, and elsewhere”.

Ukraine Scandal Videos

Trump and Republicans pushing ridiculous “Crowdstrike Conspiracy Theory”

Trump went on Fox News and claimed, without any evidence, that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election to work against him. That lie came just one day after Dr. Fiona Hill testified that pushing out that misinformation is doing the work of the Russian intelligence services. Ali Velshi discusses with Michael Weiss and David Corn. Aired on 11/22/19.


Russian Propaganda Seen Fusing With Republican Ukraine Narrative

Rachel Maddow shares video of testimony by former National Security Council official Fiona Hill in which she describes the Russian propaganda roots of the Ukraine conspiracy theory promoted by Donald Trump and his followers and notes the dismaying fusing of Russian propaganda narratives with U.S. Republican talking points. Aired on 11/21/19.


Former ambassador excoriates corruption of Trump acolytes

Rachel Maddow reports on the dignity and integrity with which former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch presented herself for testimony in Congress today, ripping the corrupt and misguided motives that led Donald Trump to pull her from duty in the Ukraine. Aired on 10/11/19


Trump Backers Aim To Smear War Hero Amid More Damaging Testimony

Rachel Maddow describes the impressive accomplishments of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified before the House impeachment committees today as a first-person witness to Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president. True to form, Trump allies in Congress and the media have tried to blunt news of Vindman’s testimony with baseless smears. Aired on 10/29/19.

Mick Mulvaney admits quid pro quo with Ukraine

The White House acting chief of staff said President Trump ordered him to withhold military aid in part to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrats.

Trump May Have Worked A Previous Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

Rachel Maddow looks a thesis put forward by the Washington Post’s David Ignatius that Donald Trump exacted personal favors related to the Paul Manafort case from the government of Ukraine in exchange for granting a June 2017 meeting to Ukraine’s then-president Petro Poroshenko. Aired on 11/01/19.



Trump W.H. blocked condemnation of Russian aggression: diplomat

Rachel Maddow highlights reporting on a piece of impeachment inquiry testimony from diplomat Christopher Anderson in which he reveals some backstory on the Trump administration’s failure to condemn Russian aggression toward Ukrainian ships in 2018. Aired on 10/30/19.


Phone Call Notes Expose Barr’s Deep Involvement In Ukraine Scheme

Shocking revelation that two separate officials referred Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine to the Department of Justice for possible investigation. The DOJ decided against any action after a cursory investigation, only to have it revealed that Attorney General William Barr was mentioned by name several times in the Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president. Aired on 09/25/19.


2 Arrested Rudy Giuliani Associates Are Key For Impeachment Inquiry

Why two associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested for campaign finance violations, how it ties back to Giuliani and President Trump, and why it’s relevant in the impeachment inquiry. Aired on 10/10/19.


Criminality Taints Giuliani Role In Trump Ukraine Scheme

Rachel Maddow reports on the arrests of two associates of Rudy Giuliani, Les Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were working on the Ukraine scheme that is now the subject of the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, for FEC violations related to funneling foreign money to a Trump-supporting super PAC. Giuliani also consulted with convicted felon Paul Manafort and indicted oligarch Dmytro Firtash in his Ukraine work for Trump. Aired on 10/10/19.

Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Massive White House Cover-Up


Whistleblower alleges White House coverup

Seeking to interfere in the 2020 election, and what’s more – attempting to cover it up.

As Common Dreams reported, the scandal stems from a July phone call between Trump and Zelensky in which Trump asked the Ukrainian president for a “favor” — to investigate Biden’s son Hunter’s employment by Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings from 2014 to 2019. A memorandum of a condensed version of the conversation was released Wednesday.


Fox’s Shep Smith Explains Ukraine Controversy

Smith points out that Trump was wrong to try to turn the controversy onto Joe Biden by repeatedly claiming that he thinks Biden’s son Hunter did something wrong.

“There is no known evidence that Joe Biden did anything wrong,” Smith said. “The whole thing involved corruption in the Ukraine. A corrupt prosecutor who much of the world was pressuring the Ukraine to remove. Earlier this year the Ukrainian officials said there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by Joe Biden or his son, Hunter.”


Napolitano: Trumps admitted contact with Ukraine is a crime


Napolitano: Trump’s brazen acts of corruption

Judge Napolitano’s Chambers: Judge Andrew Napolitano explains how President Trump asking a foreign government or any foreign national to get dirt on a political rival is an impeachable offense


Trump Corruption Mars U.S. Relationship With Ukraine

This video explains how Russia invaded the Ukraine and the response of sanctions against Russia, kicking Russia out of the G8 and Trump doing Russia’s bidding by trying to lift sanctions against Russia. Change to the 2016 GOP Party Platform on Ukraine Support is also discussed.

Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Joy Reid about how yet another Donald Trump scandal has roots in his connections with Russia, and the disappointing abdication of U.S. leadership in modelling a government that is not distorted by the personal corruption of its leaders.


Trump Whistle-blower Complaint Centers On Ukraine

As the Trump administration tries to keep a whistle-blower’s report under wraps, Democrats in Congress are threatening legal action to get their hands on it.


Trump slammed by his own staff for whistleblower complaint

President Trump and the Department of Justice of are under fire for attempting to hide information from Congress regarding the whistleblower complaint. Trump’s own Inspector General says he “respectfully disagrees” with the DNI’s decision not to report the complaint to Congress, arguing it surrounds the DNI’s “most significant and important” responsibilities. John Flannery, former federal prosecutor, argues the DNI had “absolutely no discretion to withhold this information from the House or the Senate.”


‘Criminal Behavior’: Fmr Russia Ambassador Says Trump Whistleblower Complaint Points To Crime

The Washington Post reported a U.S. intelligence official filed a complaint citing ‘urgent concern’ about a promise Trump made to a foreign leader. Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul argues the complaint must have come from a “very senior” official who had access to Trump’s phone calls. McFaul adds the complaint either points to “criminal behavior” or some “threat to a key asset to the intelligence community.”


Facing impeachment, Donald Trump goes on Twitter tirade

Trump spent the weekend attacking the whistleblower, Democrats, the impeachment process, and quoting a supporter who says impeachment will cause a “Civil-war like fracture.”


Trump Under Fire For 2020 Collusion

The Wall Street Journal details new reports about the “urgent” whistleblower complaint, that President Trump asked the Ukrainian President ‘eight times’ to go after Biden, and assigned Rudy Giuliani to execute the plot. Rep. Greg Meeks argues, Trump is making ‘a joke of our institutions,’ adding Republicans need to ‘stop making excuses for Trump.’


Giuliani Tweets Out Incriminating Evidence Proving Whistleblower Correct


Whistleblower process breaks down against covering for Trump

Matt Miller, former Justice Department spokesman, talks with Joy Reid about the extremely perilous position the intelligence community whistleblower is in, and the limited options Democrats face in how to confront Donald Trump’s unbridled corruption.


More than 300 ex-officials say Trump’s Ukraine actions are ‘profound national security concern’

More than 300 former national security and foreign policy officials signed a letter released Friday labeling President Donald Trump’s growing Ukraine scandal a “profound national security concern” and praising congressional Democrats for formally launching an impeachment inquiry. “President Trump appears to have leveraged the authority and resources of the highest office in the land to invite additional foreign interference into our democratic processes.

More than 300 former national security and foreign policy officials signed a letter released Friday labeling President Donald Trump’s growing Ukraine scandal a “profound national security concern” and praising congressional Democrats for formally launching an impeachment inquiry.

Trump Violations of the Emoluments Clause

Trump Facing MAJOR New Investigation Regarding His Hotel Chain

Democrats in the House of Representatives have launched an investigation into “ghost reservations” at Trump’s hotels. These “ghost reservations” are when a client books and pays for a room or space, and then never actually shows up to use it. Democrats believe this is being done at his hotels by foreign nationals and domestic groups in order to curry favor with the President.

House Probes Military Travel To Troubled Trump Resort

Natasha Bertrand, national security correspondent for Politico, talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting that military flights may have been making unusual stop-overs at Donald Trump’s Scotland resort as a means of pumping money into Trump’s struggling business and neighboring airport.

Republicans are Anti-Democratic, Fascist Authoritarians

Republicans RIG elections by Gerrymandering, Voter Purges and Voter Obstruction


To this very day, Republicans continue to pass laws which make it difficult for Minorities, Young People, the Elderly and Women to Vote. A Judge who has been voting for 49 years couldn’t vote because of repressive new Republican Texas Voter ID Laws in Texas.


Republicans RIG Elections by Gerrymandering


Republicans RIG Elections by Voter Obstruction


91-Year-Old Decorated WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge

Florida Republicans took voter suppression to brazen extremes. After the 2010 election, Republican Gov. Rick Scott instructed Secretary of State Ken Browning to compile a massive database of alleged “non-citizen” voters. This resulted in a 91-year-old World War II veteran who won a Bronze star being told by the state of Florida to prove he is a citizen or be removed from voter roll.


EXPOSED: Republican Voter Suppression Plot in Wisconsin


Republicans Plot to Steal Elections


North Carolina GOP engage in a ‘shameless theft of democracy’

In a surprise vote on Wednesday, North Carolina Republicans vote to override a budget veto while some Democrats were at a 9/11 ceremony.


Democratic State Rep. Deb Butler voiced her outrage after House Republicans in North Carolina called a surprise vote to override the governor’s budget veto while most Democrats were not present. Deb Butler tells Lawrence O’Donnell she will keep fighting in an exclusive interview.


North Carolina Republicans passed laws to strip the newly elected Democrat Governor of his power to Govern.


Republicans are Fascists

Per Wikipedia, the definition of Fascism is; “a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and control of industry and commerce. Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader—such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party”.

Republican Conservatives actively engage in Fascist tactics by rigging elections through Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression and refusing to eliminate the UN-Democratic Electoral College which has made 2 of their unpopular candidates President who LOST the popular vote… Trump in 2016 and George W. Bush in 2000.

Only in a Banana Republic is the LOSER declared the winner.

Trump has authoritarian tendencies and speaks well of Dictators while disparaging leaders of Democratic countries.

Trump stated regarding North Korea’s brutal dictator Kim Jong Un “He’s the head of a country and he’s the strong head. Don’t let anyone think anything different,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News’s Steve Doocy “He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” This is only one example.

89% of Republicans approve of Trump and the UN-Democratic Electoral College which rigs elections in their favor. They continue to support Trump even after he has LIED more than any other Politician in history (over 3,000 documented lies since becoming president).

They have proven that to them, the ends justify the means.

Republicans fit all of Characteristics of Fascism described in the article below.

Fourteen Characteristics of Fascism – Article by Dr. Lawrence Britt

1. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

2. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

3. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

4. Rampant Sexism – The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

5. Controlled Mass Media – Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

6. Obsession with National Security – Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

7. Religion and Government are Intertwined – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

8. Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

9. Labor Power is Suppressed – Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

10. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

11. Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

12. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

13. Manipulate & Control elections – Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate & control elections.

14. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

According to Wikipedia “Fascism is considered by certain scholars to be right-wing because of its social conservatism and authoritarian means of opposing egalitarianism .

Fascism emphasizes direct action, including supporting the legitimacy of political violence, as a core part of its politics. Fascism views violent action as a necessity in politics.

Fascism fit many of the same Characteristics of Islamic Terrorists such as ISIS. Note the use of flags.

The basis of fascism’s support of violent action in politics is connected to social Darwinism. Fascist movements have commonly held social Darwinist views of nations, races, and societies. They say that nations and races must purge themselves of socially and biologically weak or degenerate people, while simultaneously promoting the creation of strong people, in order to survive in a world defined by perpetual national and racial conflict.

Republicans are also authoritarians

John Dean, former White house counsel to Nixon, joined Keith Olbermann to explain the theories in his new book, “Conservatives Without Conscience,” which explains a lot of the behavior we see in the Republican party today.

Trump Demanding Russia be Re-Included in the G7 is an Outrage

Trump Dismantling US Response To Russian Annexation Of Crimea

Rachel Maddow reports on the history of Russia invading & seizing the Ukraine and how Trump’s demanding Russia be re-included in the G7 is an Outrage.

Maddow explains the four columns of the U.S. response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, sanctions, removal from the G8, military aid to Ukraine, and support to NATO, and notes that the Trump administration has worked to remove all four, most recently by seeking to take money from the European Deterrence Initiative to pay for Trump’s border wall.


Maddow considers the implications of a Washington Post editorial that claims the Trump administration is holding back millions in military aid to Ukraine on the condition that Ukraine produces a negative story about Joe Biden to help Trump’s 2020 campaign.


President Donald Trump Coddling Putin Hampers NATO As Russia Oversteps

Rachel Maddow looks at what is known about the nuclear nature of a recent deadly explosion in Russia and notes reporting that while Russia’s conduct in the incident would be expected to elicit an international response, Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin undercuts NATO’s ability to do so.




Republicans Refusing to Stop Russian Election Interference


Putin Jokes About Russia Interfering In 2020 Election

Russian President Vladimir Putin joked on Russian TV that Russia would interfere in America’s 2020 election.

Republicans are refusing to Protect Against Russian Hacking & Interference because it helped Trump win in 2016 and may help Republicans win again in 2020

Republicans are Lawless and Corrupt

Former Republican Federal Prosecutors Speak Out Against President Trump’s Obstruction of Justice


Republicans Block FEC Probe Of NRA’s Russia Money and Trump

Ellen Weintraub, chair of the FEC, talks about her Republican colleagues are blocking investigations into whether Russian money donated to the NRA was for the Donald Trump campaign


McConnell Is Refusing To Protect America From Election Interference because Russian Hacking & Interference helped Trump Win in 2016 and would help Republicans Win again in 2020



The above graphics proves Republicans have always been the most lawless and corrupt.

Notice how out of all the Presidents listed, President Obama’s administration had “0” criminal offenses despite Republicans calling him “Lawless” and doing everything possible to GET him & Hillary Clinton.


Republican Trump has been in office less than 2 years and numerous members of his campaign associates and his personal attorney has pleaded guilty to various crimes.


Republicans vote down attempt to advance debate on Trump-Russia allegations

Republicans on Tuesday stifled a Democratic attempt to force the Justice Department to produce records related to its investigation of whether Donald Trump and his campaign had secret ties to Russia. A powerful GOP committee chairman said, however, that he would urge federal authorities to continue their probe.


Republicans stifled a Democratic attempt to force the Justice Department to produce records related to its investigation of whether Donald Trump and his campaign had secret ties to Russia. A powerful GOP committee chairman said, however, that he would urge federal authorities to continue their probe. This is another example of how Republicans are putting politics above country & justice by quashing efforts to investigate Trump and his campaign ties to Russia.

Rand Paul accidentally speaks his mind about investigating Trump

About a month ago, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was reminded that he seemed to be applying easier standards for Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees than previous presidents’ nominees. The Republican Oklahoman didn’t make much of an effort to deny the allegation. “So it’s different now because it’s Trump?” a reporter the Huffington Post asked.

In the above article, Rand Paul admits he’s inclined to ignore the Russia scandal surrounding the Republican White House.

Paul said that Republicans will “never even get started” with major policy changes like repealing Obamacare if they are focused on investigating their colleagues.

“I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare, if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense,” Paul said.

Trump administration sought to enlist intelligence officials, key lawmakers to counter Russia stories

The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates’ ties to Russia, a politically charged issue that has been under investigation by the FBI as well as lawmakers now defending the White House.


Trump commits Treason by asking a Foreign Adversity to engage in espionage against a political adversary


GOP Tries To Save President Donald Trump, Attacks FBI, U.S. Intelligence

Rachel Maddow looks at how Republicans are enacting a strategy of undercutting the elements of U.S. intelligence and the FBI that are the underpinnings of the investigation into Donald Trump.

Sen John McCain (one of the last Republicans who has any principles) stated; “Putin’s goal is to undermine faith in U.S. institutions. The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests — no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s”.

Look at this poll and see the damage Trump is doing to the perception of the FBI.

The GOP branded themselves with “law and order” and “respect our law enforcement,” but the minute their leader begins to bash them, they turn on them. No principles.


229 House Republicans just voted to keep Trump’s tax returns secret

House Republicans voted en masse to block a resolution that would have forced Trump to turn his tax returns over to Congress on Monday night. The measure was introduced by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

229 House Republicans Voted to Keep Trump’s Tax Returns Hidden

Bannon Admits Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies.

Campaign Action At CPAC this week Stephen Bannon, the Chief Advisor and intellectual heft behind the Twittering infant that sits in the Oval Office, provided a little glimpse of the future he has planned for all of us. In the clearest explanation…

Bannon Admits Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies in the above video



Republican Joseph McCarthy – Engaged in demagogic, reckless, and unsubstantiated accusations, as well as public attacks on the character and/or patriotism of political opponents to further his own career in politics.

Republican President Richard Nixon – Criminal Watergate Activity, creating enemies lists and much more. Details here

Republican President Gerald Ford Pardoned Richard Nixon’s Criminal Watergate Activities

Republican President Ronald Reagan. By the end of his term, 138 Reagan administration officials had been convicted, had been indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations for official misconduct and/or criminal violations. More details here

• Republicans Rigged the 2000 & 2004 elections. This is the epitome of lawlessness. Proof is on this site

• As a result of the 2000 election being rigged which installed George W. Bush as president, Bush illegally and without provocation invaded Iraq, causing the deaths and injury of thousands of US Troops and Iraqi Citizens.

• As a result of the 2000 election being rigged which installed George W. Bush as president, Bush appointed 2 Conservative Supreme Court Justices. Al Gore received 600,000 more popular votes than Bush so the majority of US Citizens wanted Gore as President and Liberal Supreme Court Justices. Republicans didn’t care, they crammed the rigged 2000 election down US Citizens throats and pursued a conservative agenda.

Crimes, Misdeeds and Deaths

Per article at ( and copies found elsewhere on the internet, here’s just a few of the crimes and misdeeds of George W. Bush

  • Lying to the American People about Weapons of Mass Destruction to justify War Against Iraq
  • War Crimes: In the case of Hamdan vs Rumsfeld, it was proven that numerous war crimes have been committed by the Bush Administration in the war against Iraq, including the preemptive invasion itself. This does not include the unaccounted-for millions of dollars lost in Iraq or the unlawful management by the US State Department regarding the US Contractors operating in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Holding and torturing prisoners being held without due process at Guantanamo Bay and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal are also serious war crimes.
  • Deaths and Injuries: Causing the deaths of 4,475 Americans, 32,331 wounded Americans and the deaths of over 112,000 Iraqi Civilians
  • Outing of a CIA Agent: The outing of Valerie Plame-Wilson by the Bush Administration, admitted by the CIA as being a covert agent, has led directly to Dick Cheney and possibly directly to the President.
  • Spying on Americans: President Bush has admitted to his program of warrentless spying against millions of Americans in violation of the Forth Amendment and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
  • Missing e-mails: Two federal statutes require presidential communications, including White House e-mails, to be preserved for the nation’s historical records. From 2001 to October 2003, the White House records system over-wrote all their e-mail files, and up to 2005, some e-mails still were not fully preserved. CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) and the National Security Archives allege that millions of e-mails are missing from White House servers. (It is interesting that the timing of these lost e-mails is when most of the major illegal Bush activities were occurring.)
  • Misuse of e-mail systems: Both the Republican National Committee e-mail system and the White House system were used within the White House to perform partisan political activities. As the White House is public property, it is against the law to do partisan political business while on public White House property.
  • Unlawful FBI Activities: The ACLU has released documents showing that the Bush Administration directed the FBI to expand the definition of “domestic terrorism” to include citizens engaged in nonviolent protest and civil disobedience. This is totally unconstitutional.
  • Firing of US Attorneys: This was a successful attempt by the President to use his US Attorney General and the US Justice Department for partisan political gains. VIDEO
  • Response to Hurricane Katrina: This was a demonstration of gross negligence by the Bush Administration. A major, obvious betrayal of public trust.
  • Scooter Libby: The President betrayed the public trust when he commuted the prison sentence of “Scooter” Libby.

Koch Industries was indicted by the DoJ in 2000 for knowingly dumping “at least 91 metric tons of uncontrolled benzene in its liquid waste streams” at its Corpus Christi refinery, and for conspiring to cover it up in an attempt to deceive regulators.After George W. Bush took office in 2001, however, “his Attorney General John Ashcroft dropped 88 counts against Koch for the benzene spill and cover-up” in exchange for a guilty plea to falsifying documents and a $20 million fine (a settlement from $350 million in potential fines.)The Kochs made out pretty well in exchange for their $32,200 contribution to the 2000 Bush campaign. [Source:]


• When Obama began his Presidency in 2009, Republicans made an agreement to block him on everything so they could then blame him for failures they caused, so they could re-take the Senate and the White House. This proved they didn’t respect the “Will of the People” and they only cared about politics, re-gaining absolute power and to hell with the American People.

• Republicans routinely lie with impunity to achieve their goals and their uninformed base votes for them not knowing they have been lied to.

• Republicans has destroyed democracy by Gerrymandering districts all over the United States so they can’t be removed from office. To them, the ends justify the means with no regard to how dishonest or unscrupulous their tactics may be.

• Republicans Passed (or attempted to pass) Laws Legalizing Discrimination against Gays / LGBT people in states such as Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina.

• After the death of Antonin Scalia, Mitch McConnell & Republicans refused to do their job and consider President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, Merrick Garland, betting a Republican president would be elected so they could appoint a conservative Supreme Court Judge to replace Scalia.

A point which no one ever mentions; if the 2000 election hadn’t been rigged, Al Gore would have been President and he would have appointed 2 Liberal Supreme Court Justices. Republican’s LAWLESS act of stealing and rigging the 2000 election is what allowed them to have control of the Supreme Court in the first place.

• Trump and Pence lied with impunity to the American people to get elected.


Trump Encourages a Foreign Country to Engage in Criminal Activity by Asking that they Hack Hillary’s Emails

• Republicans, Trump and Pence all seem to condone and have no problem with Russia hacking & stealing emails, and Assuage / Wikileaks publishing stolen, hacked emails because it helped Trump get elected and Republicans take control of all branches of the US Government. Trump even encouraged Russia to look for Clinton’s 30,000 emails as reported in many articles such as this; Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton’s email click here to read

• In 2016 after North Carolina citizens voted for and elected a Democratic Governor, the NC GOP controlled legislator passed laws to strip the newly elected Governor of his powers before he began his first day on the job, again proving Republicans don’t give a Dam about US Citizens or the Will of the People.

This website lists over 290 Republicans who pleaded guilty and/or have been convicted of various crimes –

The site was shut down for some reason however you can still see the site due to it being saved by “The Wayback Machine” at