If nothing else, the United States is supposed to be the land of freedom and democracy. We are bound to disagree on many topics. which is perfectly fine. But the consensus that the laws and norms we hold dear are not dependent upon who is in office.
According to news reports, a group of unscrupulous advisors (Michael Flynn among them) and you know who, suggested a military coup to prevent the Biden Administration from taking office in January.
Politically, the time between a Presidential election and the inauguration of a new President is a lame duck period. Most outgoing Presidential administrations during this time normally continue to do their jobs while preparing for their successors.
But this administration, as we have learned over the last four years, is unique for the wrong reasons. With all legal avenues exhausted, the bloodsuckers around him are putting forth ideas that are un-American, anti-democratic, and immoral.
There is only one solution to end this madness. Politicians at every level of government and the average citizen must come together and say enough is enough. The problem is that there are many in this country who genuinely believe that the election was stolen and/or rigged. Until we say as a nation to stop, this nonsense will continue.
His former security adviser, Michael Flynn, is accused of lying about his interactions with Russia during the 2016 election. His former lawyer, Michael Cohen was this week found guilty of lying to Congress about the payments that were made to two women who his boss has affairs with. As of next March, he will be calling prison home for the next three years.
After his conviction, he sat down with ABC News and sounded contrite. The question is, does he truly feel remorseful or is he pretending for the cameras?
Honestly, I don’t know if I believe him. While I understand how easy it is to get involved with work and those whom you work with, there has to be a clear moral and legal boundary somewhere. Either he didn’t see that moral and legal boundary or he chose to ignore it. The first one might be excusable, based on certain factors. The second one, there is no excuse, especially for someone who by trade knows the law inside and out.
Back in April, the podcast Trump, Inc. dedicated an entire episode to Michael Cohen. To make a long story short, his business dealings before working for you know who were not exactly on the up and up.
It has been said that karma is b*tch. One way or another, one is punished for one’s misdeeds. Going to prison is the least that Michael Cohen can do for the crimes he committed against the American people.
There is an old saying: Where there is smoke, there is fire.
Today, former Trump official Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with the Russian government. The sources report that a senior official within the administration gave the green light to start secret talks with the Russians. While the name of the senior official has not been formally made public, some believe that it was Jared Kushner.
This directive did not come out of thin air. Somebody, whether it was Kushner, Trump himself or someone else who has yet to be named made the decision to have this communication with the Russians. I find it completely ironic that during the election, the chants of “lock her up” were heard throughout the country.
I have not read the emails, so I cannot comment on the contents of said emails. While I believe that using a private email server for business purposes was a lapse in judgement on Clinton’s part, as far as I know, it’s not illegal. What is illegal (again within my very limited legal knowledge) is secretly colluding with Russia to swing the election toward Trump and not just that, but openly lying about those interactions.
Only time will tell if Trump (G-d forbid) lasts until 2020 or someone finds the smoking gun that leads to impeachment before then. But where there is smoke, there is fire (and Trump).
This hobby blog is dedicated to movie nerdom, nostalgia, and the occasional escape. In the late 90s, I worked at Blockbuster Video where they let me take home two free movies a day. I caught up on the classics and wrote movie reviews for Denver 'burbs newspapers and magazines. Today, I continue to revisit the old and discover the new on the screen. Comments and dialogue are highly encouraged. This year, I'm excited to collaborate with other writers via SLICETHELIFE in which we will share our movie genre favorites in our 2021 Movie Draft!