Tag: Russian Sanctions

Trump’s Panic Immediately After Inauguration Which Led to Comey Firing

Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report | Analysis | May 11, 2019) –  The Mueller Report is so deep and wide with hard core facts, that it may be possible to analyze and comment for years to come. House Democrats are moving forward with their oversight agenda. There will be a full House vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress as soon as next week. This could potentially lead to Barr being arrested and sent to jail.

In Volume II of Mueller’s Report, under section “C. The President’s Reaction to Public Confirmation of the FBI’s Russia Investigation,” Mueller cites Trump’s reaction to learning Attorney General Sessions was planning to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, and how Trump “tried to prevent the recusal.” Trump was angered that the FBI investigation was in public domain, and advised that news of the Russia investigation was preventing Trump from moving forward with improving relations with Russia. Trump was determined to  “lift the cloud” of the Russia investigation so he could begin executing his foreign relations strategy.

Perhaps it’s the way the Mueller Report is laid out, all the evidence lined up like dominoes, that it appears Trump’s number one priority for improving relations with Russia was lifting sanctions. With each breaking news story about Russia and members of Trump’s campaign, Trump’s efforts to lift sanctions became stymied. Reading the Mueller Report makes it seem clear that Trump was panicked he couldn’t act swiftly to lift sanctions. He seemed pressured to make the sanctions go away. One can’t help but ask if Trump and Russia had some type of time sensitive arrangement about how quickly sanctions needed to be lifted.

The conflict over the Russia Investigation, and Trump’s distress, began less than 48 hours after Trump was inaugurated. It appears, that whatever arrangement was made, would have had to have been nailed down before inauguration. Which brings us back to the original question: Did Trump and Russia conspire before the election? It appears so. What did Trump agree to do, once he was elected? Apparently lift sanctions by a specific date. There might not be tangible evidence, such as a taped phone call or written email, to this effect. But Trump’s obvious discomfort, even anger, about being delayed in moving forward with improving relations with Russia, seems like clear confirmation that Trump and Russia did conspire, and that Trump was given a timetable to work under. This type of evidence may not be what’s required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt and win a conviction, but it does seem valid enough to convince a reasonable mind that we’re in unchartered territory. It’s very dangerous. There are dark forces hiding in the shadows behind every corner. And the only way out of this frightening maze is to proceed forward doing everything by the book.

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Battle Lines Are Drawn | Know Their Names

The resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday December 20, 2018, and the release of his resignation letter the next day, Friday December 21, 2018, is what kicked off the longest shutdown in U.S. history at midnight on the 21st. The shutdown is still continuing, with today being day 31.

Retired Marine General Jim Mattis, a courageous warrior, nobly warned the American people in his resignation letter: BEWARE. Enemy at the door.

As long as Donald J. Trump is in the White House, we must never forget this alarming, and burdensome acknowledgement. Mattis’ dutiful sacrifice was executed for our benefit. He outed Trump publicly, which can only mean that Mattis was very aware of how harmful Trump’s agenda was for our well-being as well as our allies. We can actually feel this now during the shutdown. Our president is continuing along a perilous course that continues to undermine our economy, our foreign relations, national security, environment, debt, financial strength, and unity.

The situation is very grim.

In light of this sobering reality, it’s mind-numbing that 43 United States GOP Senators voted down the Democrat-led initiative to stop Trump from ending the sanctions against three Russian companies connected to Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska , who has deep ties to Paul Manafort. Both are connected to the election meddling investigation. The House on the other hand, in a bipartisan commitment to maintain these stringent guard rails that bolster our national security, passed by a vote of 362 – 53 to uphold these particular Russian sanctions.

The dichotomy is stunning. And in the face of the fallout of the undermining of our national security, it’s important to know exactly who sold out our country, for they will certainly do it again, as we can so clearly see during the shutdown.

These are the eleven GOP Senators who voted with the Democrats to maintain hefty Russian Sanctions on the three Russian companies connected to Deripaska; the “*” indicates that they’re up for re-election in 2020:

  • John Boozman (AR)
  • Susan Collins (ME)*
  • Tom Cotton (AR)*
  • Steve Daines (MT)*
  • Cory Gardner (CO)*
  • Josh Hawley (MO)
  • John Kennedy (LA)
  • Martha McSally (AZ)
  • Jerry Moran (KS)
  • Marco Rubio (FL)
  • Ben Sasse (NE)

Sadly, this is a very short list. The battle lines have thus been drawn. The other 43 GOP Senators voted against the United States of America, and against the American people in support of Russia. And they did so despite Mattis’ dire warning. Thus, to keep ourselves safe and alert in the upcoming months, we can never forget Mattis’ ominous warning, and we must be forever mindful of the short list of 11 GOP names who reached deep inside themselves and found a way to break with their party, and wear their patriot hat. Can they do this again to end the government shutdown?

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