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Investigate Them All!  We need Ongoing investigations of everyone who is seeking or holding a Public Office!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

[Article][Issues: Justice, Congress, President, Judges]

The United States needs a permanent Independent Prosecutor’s Office, which would conduct ongoing investigations of every elected individual, from President down to dog catcher. Republicans have been more than willing to investigate Democrats with partisan prosecutors, but are highly reluctant to do the same for their own. Kenneth Starr was an extreme Right-winger who did conduct a witch hunt, where Robert Mueller is a Republican, who was only seeking the truth. If the Democrats had insisted on someone as far to the Left as Starr was to the Right, it would never have happened.

When Republicans did their partisan impeachment of President Clinton they claimed that they were being unbiased, but when the Democrats seek only to see all the evidence and hear from all the witnesses, these same Republicans scream bias!  Where we do not need partisan witch hunts as done by Starr or the Republicans, we do need to have thorough investigations of everyone in the employment of the United States. That means that investigations should begin when they first announce their candidacies or are up for an appointment to the day that they leave office, and if there are crimes, then there must be criminal charges brought.  In the case of Donald Trump, he would have been cleared or blocked long before he could have run for or assumed office.

At this point, there is no evidence of wrongdoing for anyone on the Democratic side.  However, the same cannot be said for Donald Trump. Those trying to redirect attention away from Trump are doing so because they know that there is so much corruption there that if it all becomes public, Donald Trump could find himself looking at a prison sentence and who knows how many others he will drag to prison with him!  All of this could have been avoided had Trump been subjected to an investigation before he was ever allowed to run.

Anyone seeking such an office is asking for a job working for the American people.  We the people are the employers of every elected and appointed individual.  An employer can do drug tests that can tell that employer what type of medication the person is on, and given the cost of health insurance, that person might not be hired.  We all surrender our privacy to one point or another for a job.  Many employers monitor their employees on Facebook and take action if they don’t like what that employee is saying.   Why should any elected or appointed person be treated any differently than any other American worker?  Some, mistakenly think that obtaining such an office makes them the boss, however just the opposite is true, everyone holding a public office is an employee of the American people!  Why should these employees be treated any differently than other American workers?

What we need are ongoing investigations of everyone seeking or holding a public office, and by running, that person is consenting to have all of their private information gone over with a fine-tooth comb.  Anyone who refuses to release the requested information for investigation would automatically be removed from office or would not be allowed on the ballot.  If we are serious about cleaning up Washington, wouldn’t this be a good start?

Questions:
Why don’t we create that Independent Prosecutor Office to investigate all politicians?  Shouldn’t everyone in our employment have to prove that they are working for the better interests of the American people?  Why is this a partisan issue?  Why do most Republicans oppose such an office that would watch the watchers?

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House committee plans to seek phone records in probe of January 6, including from members of Congress

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

[Video and Article] [Issues: Insurrection, Investigating all involved, Justice]

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The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot is poised to send notices to various telecommunications companies requesting that they preserve the phone records of several people, including members of Congress, multiple sources tell CNN.

Preserving communications records is the first step in an investigatory process that could eventually lead to witness testimony. The notices are set to go out as soon as this week and provide the first window into the kinds of information the committee plans to pursue…

Democrats have also accused some of their GOP colleagues of interacting with individuals who stormed the US Capitol prior to the attack…

“I can tell you that we’ll look at everything that will give us information on what happened on January 6,” Thompson said. “We will look at all records at some point.”…

The scope and purview of the committee’s work was part of what led to Republicans revolting over the concept of an independent bipartisan commission, but the select committee will likely be more expansive than the independent commission Republicans blocked in the spring.

The resolution empowering the Select Committee provides no specific limitations as to what it can and cannot investigate, leaving it up to the Committee to impose its own guard rails and narrower focus.

Initial plans involve compiling massive amounts of data, documents and eventually compelling testimony from a wide swath of potential witnesses, including members of Congress, former members of the Trump administration, and some of the hundreds of rioters who have been charged with assaulting the Capitol that day…


Questions:
The rumors are that many members of Congress were involved in the insurrection, do you think that is the case?  If so, how many Republicans do you think could be implicated?  If any lawmakers were involved, what should happen to them?  Do you think that some lawmakers might be worried?  Republicans are already threatening revenge for the investigation, but why?  If they haven’t done anything wrong, why are they so upset?  If no members of Congress were involved in the insurrection, does that mean that the Republicans are coving for Trump?

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/23/politics/january-6-house-committee-phone-records-members-of-congress/index.html

 

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Prosecutors have “mounting amount of evidence” against Trump, Michael Cohen says

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Prosecutors have “mounting amount of evidence” against Trump, Michael Cohen says [Video and Article] [Issues: Trump’s Troubles, Crimes, Prison time]

Quote:
Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, says he is “not interested” in a presidential pardon— and claims Mr. Trump is going to face legal issues of his own soon after leaving the White House.

“It has to do with his finances, it has to do with his tax returns, it has to do with his properties, it has to do with the personal financial statements that he had made and provided in order to obtain loans,” Cohen said on CBSN Thursday.

A number of investigations could cause legal trouble for Mr. Trump after he leaves office in January, including potential congressional inquiries as well as probes by the attorneys general of New York and Washington, D.C. and the Manhattan district attorney.

Cohen said he had been questioned by the state attorney general’s team and the district attorney’s office and claimed investigators are “well-prepared” with their evidence to “move relatively quickly” in their probes.

“I do believe that there is a mounting amount of evidence that they will be prosecuting upon,” Cohen said. “Some of it of course is civil, and other parts of it are criminal.”…

Asked about the president’s mindset, Cohen, who worked as Mr. Trump’s “fixer” for years before their public rift, said: “What he is right now is very, very nervous and he is very scared because in 27 days he knows that Joe Biden is going to be sworn in, and that’s when there’s going to be a plethora of litigation and subpoenas that are going to be flying around that he cannot control anymore.”…

Questions:
How worried is Donald Trump?  If you say that Mr. Trump is not worried, why is he issuing pardons like Halloween candy?  Why is Trump talking about pardoning his children and himself if he isn’t worried or guilty?  Did you know that Trump cannot pardon anyone for a city or state charge?  Could Trump end up in the very prison cell that he threaten to put Hillary into?  Do you want to see Donald Trump in prison?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-michael-cohen-prosecutors-evidence/

The Psychopath and Chief

Friday, February 7th, 2020

image Years ago, I visited a man in prison who had been convicted of rape. He complained about how unfair the system had been to him, for he had been in prison for nine years. It turned out that he had raped nine women that they had found out about. I remember thinking “That’s only one year for every rape” how many years did each of these women suffer from the fear of it happening again, how did those rapes affect the lives all around? Yet, this man was only focused on how unfair the system was to him. He clearly was a psychopath.

A psychopath doesn’t have a conscience. If he lies to you so he can steal your money, he won’t feel any moral qualms, though he may pretend to. A psychopath lacks empathy, the ability to stand in someone else’s shoes and understand how they feel. A psychopath is someone who sees others as objects he can use for his own benefit. A person with this antisocial personality disorder sees themself at the center of the universe. Some even imagine that they are the only real people that others are only there for his/her pleasure.

Clearly this man was a psychopath without any remorse or guilt, seeing his punishment as being unfair and refusing to recognize what he did wrong. He wanted even needed others to tell him that he was a victim of that system when, in fact, he was the one who victimized so many innocent women.

At the National Prayer Breakfast, Donald Trump attacked supporters of the impeachment drive. Instead of a humble spirit, Mr. Trump proclaimed that he was a victim of the system. He said how unfair that system had been to him. “As everybody knows, I have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people.” Trump refused to admit that he was wrong to have conspired with a foreign government against the United States. To be fair, he might not be able to see his wrong. For a psychopath, the sense of right and wrong just do not exist. Nixon said, “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal” he was wrong, we do not have a king with absolute power, that was the very last thing that the Founders wanted. Trump seems to think that “When Trump does it, that means it is not illegal” and that is the problem.

Now, Mr. Trump is attacking those who only sought justice. Trump wants to be vindicated because he sees himself as the victim. The fact is that Mr. Trump is no more a victim than that rapist was. All of those poor women who that man had raped, they were the victim, not the rapist! The Bidens and the Nation were the victims of Trump’s treasonous crime, not Mr. Trump! The sad truth is that Donald Trump is unable to see how wrong he is, which means that he will continue to make new victims. Trump will continue to spread lies because he is a liar who has convinced himself that if he says it, it has to be true.

For this reason alone, the Democratic House must do whatever it takes to remove this man from being able to harm the nation! For if the police had not arrested and the court convicted that rapist, he would have gone on raping. In the same way, Trump must be held accountable for his crimes. If that rapist had been able to pack the jury with family members, with people that he had bought off, and some who were afraid to vote against him, it would not have been a fair trial and he would have faced more charges. In the same way, Mr. Trump has not been exonerated, he has just made all but one Republican guilty of his crimes.

We have heard Donald Trump crying about how unfair the system was to him, let’s focus on how unfair Trump has been in his victimizing of innocent people. Let’s call out every Trump supporter who repeats Trump’s lies and hate! It is time, my friends, to put an end to this despicable White House!