Russia, Trump and Collusion

Donald Trump has spent his presidency arguing that Russian collusion was a hoax. On August 18, 2020, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its final 966-page report on Russian active measures in the 2016 election. It did not exonerate Donald Trump. Instead, the bipartisan report added more details to Russia’s interference of the 2016 elections. Two… Read More Russia, Trump and Collusion

Trump Capitulates to Russia Publicly

Donald Trump publicly capitulated to Russia yesterday on live television. Yesterday, Trump declared that the cease fire in the Turkish incursion of Syria is now “permanent”. Trump also announced that the United States has lifted sanctions against Turkey. As they say, fiction is stranger than reality. This latest debacle poignantly illustrates this. Let’s see why.… Read More Trump Capitulates to Russia Publicly

Mueller, Barr and the Politics of Coverups

Yesterday William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Mueller Report. This was shortly after a March 27 letter from Mueller to Barr was released publicly. The letter articulated that the Special Counsel does not believe that Barr’s March 24 letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller investigation “did not fully capture the context,… Read More Mueller, Barr and the Politics of Coverups

Quick Takes – Mueller Report, Veronica Escobar, Asylum Seekers and Border Mic Podcast

Time seems to have compressed for me recently with too many projects going on at the same time. The politics of the nation are not standing by as national debates on Russian interference and Donald Trump obstruction continues to dominate the national debate. As if that isn’t enough, the issue of asylum seekers and immigration… Read More Quick Takes – Mueller Report, Veronica Escobar, Asylum Seekers and Border Mic Podcast

Facebook Political and National Importance Verification

Because of the Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Facebook and Twitter are now requiring individuals buying advertising for social media posts that Facebook or Twitter deem as political to certify. It’s not like I’ve being buying thousands of dollars in advertising. It’s not as if my blog’s audience could have any effect on the… Read More Facebook Political and National Importance Verification

My Unintended Consequences Courtesy of the Russian Trolls

Unless you are completely isolated from the news or living under a rock, you likely know that the Russian interference of the 2016 elections is consuming the news cycles. There is new news that the Russians are at it again, this time targeting the mid-term elections. The Russian trolls are disrupting the social media channels… Read More My Unintended Consequences Courtesy of the Russian Trolls

When A Mexican Influenced an American Election

Last Sunday was the birthday anniversary of the comedian Cantinflas. Charlie Chaplin called the Mexican comedian the “the greatest comedian alive.” On Sunday, Google celebrated Cantinflas with a Google Doodle. But what many don’t know is that Cantinflas helped elect the first Mexican-American to Congress. On Election Day, November 6, 1961, Lyndon B. Johnson, then… Read More When A Mexican Influenced an American Election

Stop Pretending that Russia Did Not Interfere in the Trump Election

It is time that Donald Trump and his die-hard supporters stop pretending that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election that elected Trump into office. It is not a hoax. It is something that every American should be concerned about because the government should govern as a representative of the people and not of… Read More Stop Pretending that Russia Did Not Interfere in the Trump Election

How Kompromat Works

To understand the Russian affair with Donald Trump it is important to understand how kompromat works. Kompromat is two Russian words, compromising materials, put together. It is the art of blackmail, using information to force someone to comply to a demand. Kompromat is not uniquely Russian when it comes to politics. In U.S. politics, opposition… Read More How Kompromat Works

Donald Trump is a Liar

Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey, clearly called Donald Trump a liar. Although there are many ongoing attempts, both by the Trump administration and his supporters to misdirect the narrative, the fact remains that the FBI director called Trump a liar. During yesterday’s House Intelligence Committee, FBI director James Comey confirmed that what Donald Trump tweeted… Read More Donald Trump is a Liar