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Michael Flynn Finally Admits He Lobbied For Turkey During Trump Campaign

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  1. Thoughtopsy March 10, 2017

    Traitors.
    Liars.
    Grifters.

    Well done, Trumptards.
    You really f**ked yourselves (and possibly everyone else) this time.

    Enjoy the reaping of all that willful ignorance that you sowed.

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  2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 11, 2017

    The entire system is rotten to the core. There are good dedicated people who come to the job in DC with the best of intentions and sound integrity, but the structure which they have to work in hampers them, and depending on their degree of integrity, will either corrupt you, or you’ll be able to work in this institution called the US Government but leave bruised with your integrity intact. And then there are those who enter compromised, become more corrupt, and leave corrupt, only to be given well-paying jobs to inject more corruption from the outside.

    For now, we have an Administration from top to bottom, composed largely of grifters and free-loaders having had NO integrity the moment they set foot in Wash. DC. None of the current members of the Trump Administration can be trusted, most of the judges are tainted to some degree or another, and Congress is overwhelmed by a surfeit of unprincipled men and women. How would anyone think otherwise, especially given the corruption which lobbying by its very nature introduces. With the Koch brothers(poster boys for corrupt principles) being high priests of an ideology called “Conservatism” pulling strings of governance throughout the country, there are no counter-measures available within government on any level to offer protection from corrupt influences that now are standard features.

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    1. idamag March 11, 2017

      Our senator, Mike Crap-o came from a decent family with standards. A few years in Washington DC and he is one of them now. He was one of the 47 who violated the law by sending a letter to the head of a country Obama was negotiating with. He was with those who invited a foreign leader to Congress to diss the president. You can see how low they have fallen.

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    2. dpaano March 14, 2017

      And, you have to realize that 45 and his cronies are decimating most of the governmental departments….getting rid of those who KNOW what they’re doing and leaving a lot of offices empty and jobs undone!

  3. ivory69690@yahoo.com March 11, 2017

    he broke the law LOCK HIM UP LOCK HIM UP LOCK HIM UP

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  4. yabbed March 11, 2017

    Who knows what Trump knew or didn’t know. He’s such a habitual liar it’s impossible to believe anything he says. What we can and do know is that Trump didn’t care if Flynn was a lobbyist for Turkey or a Russian agent. Trump is a crook himself and he doesn’t hold anyone’s corruption against them.

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  5. Mama Bear March 11, 2017

    and no one in Washington cares.

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    1. dpaano March 14, 2017

      None of them in Washington know enough to care!!! They have this very misguided notion that just because they have a bunch of money, they know what they’re doing! Wrong!!!

  6. Kjoe777 March 11, 2017

    One of the most important aspects of the Flynn story….his all out enthusiasm for the extradition of Gulen.
    March 11, 2017 at 2:23 am (comment by Ellen Lubic ) https://dianeravitch.net/2017/03/10/what-you-need-to-know-about-putin-and-trump/comment-page-1/#comment-2661213
    Gulen has about 150 charter schools in the US…Magnolia in LA (run by Caprice Yound who was head of CCSA), Harmony in Texas, and about 2,000 madrassas world wide. He makes approximately $500,000,000 a year on our tax money from his American charter schools plus all his adjunct businesses which keeps them supplied (food,curriculum and accoutrements, supplies, etc.). He has imported about 2,800 Middle Eastern men on Green cards to run these schools…and many have been absorbed into the greater American society…speaking of illegal immigrants. Yet each president since Bill Clinton has welcomed and protected him. comment….

    Obama, Bill Gates, DeVos and the rest of the Trump cabinet—-anybody willing to stand up against those wreaking destruction on public education?

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    1. Kjoe777 March 11, 2017

      Talk about something about which politicians and reporters do not care….public education. too many special interests, too difficult to write about with boring complexities. One problem….people care about their children. http://gulencharterschool.weebly.com/bill-gates-funds-gulen-charter-schools.html

      1. Kjoe777 March 11, 2017

        I love getting these after spending thirty minutes writing something, 25 of the minutes trimming it down to only what is necessary….. mailerdamon@yahoo.com …nanankadkf@nationalmemo.com

      2. idamag March 11, 2017

        We are seeing the disastrous results of poor education in this country. I have quite a few educators in my family. They feel so stifled in how and what they can teach. Their biggest complaint is critical thinking is neglected. Our school district has decided to put civics back in the curriculum.

    2. idamag March 11, 2017

      Thank you for the information. You can see where even the school system will be BIG corporations. I suspect there are a lot of big greed corporations out there salivating for the privatization of schools, prison systems, post office, Medicare, Social Security, ancillary services of the armed forces, security, and I am sure you can name a few.

      1. Kjoe777 March 11, 2017

        Those corporate foundation experts earn their keep…..they are zeroing in on Colorado….. According to the 2010 United States Census, Colorado had a population of 5,029,196. Racial composition of the state’s population was:
        81.3% White American (70.0% Non-Hispanic White, 11.3% Hispanic white)
        20.7% Hispanic and Latino American (of any race) heritage
        7.2% Some Other Race
        4.0% Black or African American
        3.4% Multiracial American
        2.8% Asian American
        1.1% American Indian and Alaska Native
        0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
        http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/co/2017/02/10/charter-schools-band-together-to-advocate-major-expansion-in-denver-public-schools/

    3. dpaano March 14, 2017

      Certainly can rule out DeVos…..she has absolutely NO idea how to do the job she was nominated to do! She’s useless, as are most of his choices for administration positions! It would be nice if even ONE of them had a concept of how our government works!

  7. Dapper Dan March 11, 2017

    Groan the ineptness of this administration is really making my head hurt ????

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    1. latebloomingrandma March 11, 2017

      It’s effecting my GI tract bigly.

      1. idamag March 11, 2017

        Guys, stay healthy. In case you haven’t heard there is a postcard resistance thing the 15 of this month. Has to be mailed the 15th. Supposedly the blitz is to make trump aware he is not as popular as he says he is. Get a postcard. Say whatever you want. You don’t even have to sign it. The last one I sent said, “I don’t like you.” The next ones are going to have a picture of my cat on it and say, “I’m not up for grabs.” You can also say, “My (sister, daughter, wife, granddaughter) is not up for grabs.”
        The address is:

        Trump
        1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
        Washington DC 20500

      2. dpaano March 14, 2017

        It’s causing me a great deal of stress……I don’t even want to watch the news in the morning because I’m afraid of what 45’s done to take away another democracy that we have enjoyed! It just gets worse and worse with every move that he and his alt right crony (Bannon) make!

        1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 14, 2017

          Ladies, don’t let the stress of 45 get to you. What calms me, while I’m angry, at the same time, is knowing that Shoghi Effendi wrote in detail what his great grandfather, Baha’u’lah, had outlined in majestic terms 2 generations before.

          My first encounter with Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i Writings was midway through the 60’s, while a sophomore in high school. At the time, I was quite angry—Civil Rights workers Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner had been murdered in Philadelphia, Miss; Viola Liuzzo had been murdered; Medgar Evers, whose house was only half a mile from our house, had been shot and killed; and other atrocities were being committed.

          I had a year ago resolved to make a statement in whatever my junior high mind could conceive, and with a handful of fellows and my little brother, my plan was to use a sling-shot, wait alongside Ridgeway Dr. for the first car to come along with white passengers so that I could hurl a rock, but hadn’t planned for what happened next. After hitting a car, the driver stopped, went into reverse and drove down the side road we had staked out, and we ran like mad. My little brother wasn’t as fast a runner, and unknown to me during my flight, he had been picked up by the driver. I made it safely home, and there was my dad and mom waiting silently for me. And there was my brother—my dad very deliberately and with a very troubled expression on his face told me what had happened.

          The man who picked up my brother and learned our last name had driven my brother to our house—it turned out that my dad, being a postman, had often delivered mail to his home, as part of the route he had been assigned to. No harm had been done, but just imagine the tragedy that might have occurred if it had been a less forgiving man. My dad voiced his displeasure with me in no uncertain terms, and I resolved to myself never to do that sort of thing ever again.

          But later, my dad became a Baha’i as a result of being invited to a meeting attended by black and white Baha’is near downtown Jackson—he had recently been denied entry to a Christian Science church because he was black, and was impressed to see a multiracial group of people who went against the grain of Jim Crow. A book my dad placed on the coffee table in the family room caught my eye—it was entitled “The Promised Day is Come”. I opened to the first page, began to read the contents which started out describing the state of affairs in the world in graphic, eloquent, and powerful terms. I was visibly impressed because it seemed to describe what was happening in Mississippi, and across the South. Then I started to calm down and began to see the affairs in the South in a different light. And here I am today, still angry at the inhumanity and callousness of various actors(including 45), but understanding that this is part of a grand cleansing process, and that before things improve, due to our stubbornness to embrace the Message of Baha’u’llah, we have to undergo hardships to out minds, and unfortunately many still pay with their lives because of our group indifference to this latest Message.

          Sorry for the book review of my early life, but I feel and understand the pain, albeit not exactly, that you and “latebloomingrandma” feel.

          1. dpaano March 16, 2017

            Not a problem……always interested in what you have to say. But, it’s still stressful on a daily basis to see the chaos that 45 and his cohorts are instigating without our government. With North Korea and their ballistic missiles, it unnerves me that they could, in time, lob one on Los Angeles. Trump seems to think that he can intimidate these people by building up our military, but I don’t think that this will do the job with Kim Jong Il. He’s as narcissistic and mentally unbalanced as 45, so intimidating him won’t do much good. I wonder if nuking Los Angeles would wake 45 and his cohorts up to the fact that consequences occur when you offer nothing in the way of negotiation. Since I live near Los Angeles, that would NOT make me happy!!!

    2. idamag March 11, 2017

      But we like it. If it keeps up it might sink in to the Friday night wrestling watchers that they made a mistake. They are so dense that it will take something big if they haven’t caught on, yet.

  8. Dr. Samuel Taddesse March 11, 2017

    No! Trump knew all along about General Flynn. Remember Trump has said he knows everything. He even knew about the Russian’s activities in the US. He let the cat out when he said, “Russia if you are listening, find Hillary’s emails.” He also knew the links between his organization and the Russian Bank. Again he left a clue by say, “Obama has wire tapped his phone calls.” If I were a n investigator, I would study every work of Trump and follow the money. He I think wants help to shake off the Russian’s off his back.

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  9. Eleanore Whitaker March 11, 2017

    The whole point of Republicans allowing Trump to run as a Republican would be humorous, if not pathetic. They cannot say they didn’t “know” who Trump was, the number of lawsuits and fines he had or the offshore businesses he still owns and refuses to divest.

    If we allow Republicans to continue this regime, they will take over public education as a means of brainwashing our kids by reinventing US history, downplaying the need for science and math and generally dumbing down our educational system to look some hick school in DogPatch.

    When you have a shockingly unConstitutional president, cabinet and adminitration operating as a Corporation, they must have “employees.” The Tea Party Republicans must be removed from office before they impose their religion, wrongheaded values and decidely money mad “ethics” on the children in this country.

    Right now you have a president who is secretly blocking his phone calls to Putin. He said so himself in February. You have Tillerson who refuses to allow the media to travel with him to foreign countries. Why? Because Tillerson is a Trump Corporate messenger who views being Secretary of State as being a member of a corporate executive body who scrounges the earth for big business deals.

    Then, you have Trump who discusses government issues ONLY with Republicans. How is that not a Constitutional violation of our rights to have representation in the government WE pay for? Or, has Trump finally gotten his dream come true: Using American taxpayers as his personal piggy bank?

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    1. idamag March 11, 2017

      Everything he did came out in the news. However, the republican party lowered their standards to accept:
      1. Philandering wife cheater who cheated two and possibly three wives.
      2. Man who married a Hustler Magazine Model with some graphic nude poses out there for everyone to see.
      3. A man who has been seen and photographed in the company of members of the Gotti mob.
      4. Bragging about sexual assault.
      5 Taking out six bankruptcies.
      6. Paying debts cents on the dollar as he did the person who supplied his pianos and the U.S. banks.
      7. Entering the dressing rooms of beauty contest contestants.
      8. Lying constantly.

      These hypocrites who made so much of a blow job, are a bunch of lying fascists just like him.

    2. dpaano March 14, 2017

      Eleanore…..45 has managed to decimate most of the important departments in our government, including the State Department! He’s only keep a few of his closest confidantes….the ones that have NO idea how this government works….in the “know.” It’s like the blind leading the blind, and by getting rid of many of the people in our government whose job it was to keep rules and regulations humming along, he’s getting rid of democracy, one group at a time!!! And, because his followers are much like him….totally uninformed about how our government works….they see nothing wrong! One of these days when all their freedoms are taken away, they’re drinking coal ash-filled water or breathing polluted air, have no healthcare, etc., they MIGHT see the light, but it’s doubtful!

      1. Eleanore Whitaker March 15, 2017

        If you study the framework of Putin’s government, you see the grand design Trump is working from: The federal cabinet of the Russian Government has only 3 branches all run by Putin as Chairman of the Government. The other 2 are Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Internal Affairs. So you can see where Tillerson fits in as minister of foreign affairs and where Bannon fits in as Minister of Internal affairs.

        1. dpaano March 16, 2017

          I believe you….I think Bannon and his cronies in the Oval Office are aiming at cutting our government to the bones to get rid of what they call “administrative government.” But, what they don’t realize is that we NEED some of these people in these departments because they had jobs to do. Granted, there are probably groups that are duplicated, but to get rid of all the lawyers in the Justice Department, all the foreign affair advisors in the State Department, all the people in HUD, the IRS, the EPA, etc., is cutting their throats! You have all these departments being run by people who have NO qualifications to be running them, and now they have NO people to advise them or do the jobs that are an integral part of all of these departments. If 45 thinks that this will cut down costs, he’s totally uninformed (which we already know) and he will end up in serious trouble! As for us….we can pretty much guarantee that anything that 45 and Bannon do will get done because there will be no one in any of these departments to stop them! So much for investigations into the wiretapping and/or the Russian/Trump hacking; so much for clean air regulations from the EPA, and I could go on and on! This is NOT how our democracy should be run….there needs to be people in these very important departments that know what they’re doing!! This is like putting the foxes in charge of the hen house, but all the hens are gone!
          My question is WHY isn’t the Supreme Court doing anything about any of this…..some of this MUST be against the Constitution. I thought that their main job was to protect the Constitution….why is this administration getting away with these serious cuts without someone slapping their hands!! Who can we, as a nation, depend on to protect our rights under the Constitution!!! I don’t know about anyone else, but I get angrier and angrier each day! It’s not a healthy way to live!

          1. Eleanore Whitaker March 16, 2017

            Excellent Post! The idea of Trump and Bannon is to create a government ONLY they control. If you listened to the last five minutes of his speech in Memphis last night, it would be a red flag to Germans who heard the same type of speech from Hitler. The tone Trump used in the last 5 minutes of that speech included words like “We will protect this country forever from outside immigrant influence.”

            We all know no one can EVER take Trump at his word at this point. We also know Republicans can’t afford the luxury of allowing a loose cannon like Trump to blab to the entire country how the Republicans ignored the Russian hacking into a US election.

            The reason the SC cannot do anything is because it means a group of Americans with enough money to spend on lawyers MORE legally sly than Trump’s who are willing to lodge a complaint against Trump for treason and high crimes and misdemeanors as stated in the Constitution.

            Trump may try to do away with the Constitution. The minute he does that, he can be brought to the SC.

            It is much better if Trump is nailed for treason. That would make ALL of his appointments and executive orders NULL and VOID, including Pence whom Trump specifically selected for VP.

            Better to get him for treason than to impeach. Ironic, isn’t it? Trump in just over a month has lied more often than President Clinton and for Trump, more serious charges like trying to accuse Obama of wire tapping than a sexual encounter in the White House.

            The same male bullies who couldn’t wait to smear the MonicaGate Scandal are now the same jerks who pretend Melania Trump is not a former nude porn model. Note how the Egotist in Chief NEVER ONCE threatened a lawsuit when HER nude photos went viral? But call him a “liar” and he has the court papers all ready and waiting.

  10. FT66 March 11, 2017

    Trump is not the right person to lead the country. He knew what Flynn was up to. He knows what Russians are after. I can’t understand how anyone who is thinking in the right way has to allow Trump to lead the country even for five minutes only. The man is totally a traitor.

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  11. Ernie Aldridge March 11, 2017

    A minority of voters wanted an ametuer, they got him. Now, we have the results coming in. This is a valuable lesson that highlights why the vetting process is in place. When Donnie and his brood of vipers skulk out of the White House – in handcuffs, we can only hope – the next administration will know what needs to be done as they set up. I think overturning citizens United should be front and center of the next administration.

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    1. dpaano March 14, 2017

      They’ll have quite a mess to clean up after 45 and his gang of thugs leave the White House!! He and his buddy, Bannon, have managed to decimate many of the very important departments in our government, firing people that are knowledgeable and have been doing the job of making sure that rules and regulations are adhered to. It’s pretty sad to see the mess he’s made so far, and it’s only been a couple of months!

  12. Joan March 11, 2017

    Well, sure, Trump signed the executive order about lobbyists, he signs everything Bannon tells him too. But did he read it?; not likely if it was more than one page long. Trump has a long history of signing agreements that he has no intention of abiding by. It is just like those contracts with the trades, with cabinet makers, the paint shop, the piano store no agreement with the orange creature is worth the paper it is printed on.

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    1. DOC March 11, 2017

      You wanted a business man. Are you happy now?

      1. Joan March 11, 2017

        What’s up DOC. What about my post or anything else I have ever written on line suggests to you that I ever supported Donald Trump? Did you read my post?

        1. DOC March 11, 2017

          Some one did support him and all am saying the people got what they ask for. Sorry if did not ask.

          1. Joan March 11, 2017

            It is important that your replies to posts are appropriate. I get that you are mad, but it should not be directed at me. I did not vote for him, have not supported him in anyway. You owe me an apology.

          2. DOC March 11, 2017

            Not mad at you. Sorry I really did not mean to mess your words up.

          3. dpaano March 14, 2017

            Thanks Joan and Doc, for straightening out this misunderstanding. We all have to stay together and not start fighting among ourselves…..it’s bad enough we have to fight with the trolls that pop up on this site!!!!

          4. DOC March 14, 2017

            COOL.

          5. dpaano March 16, 2017

            We can’t afford to argue amongst ourselves…..we have enough trouble dealing with the trolls on this site!!!

      2. itsfun March 12, 2017

        I am

        1. DOC March 12, 2017

          Good for you

        2. iamproteus March 12, 2017

          How could anyone possibly be happy with the way this presidency is shaping up? Rather than post the litany of disgraceful things that trump is responsible for, I ask you a simple question (and please take a little time to think before you answer)….exactly what and how has the events of the past few weeks contributed to “making America great again”? And as long as you are thinking about it, I ask that you define the word, “great” and how it applies to the results we have so far seen.

  13. itsfun March 12, 2017

    If Flynn broke the law he should be prosecuted. If he didn’t he got fired for lying to the Vice President. You might say he reaped what he sowed.

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