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Monday, November 18, 2019

....This Is A Finding Of Fact, Unfolding Of The Truth...


...and then a decision will be made and that is a decision that goes beyond me...but we're not dominated by the polls...what we're dominated by are the facts and the truth and I do believe the truth will set us free...there are many things that the president does that are completely out of the question that are not impeachable...and they're about the election...

...but when it comes to violating the Constitution of the United States, as he undermines our national security, jeopardizes the integrity of our elections, dishonors his own oath of office...that's about impeachment...I really have a real discomfort level of responding to what Republicans say because they are in denial about what has happened in the country...


...the majority in the Senate et al. are behaving like a parent who enters a room to discover their toddler is smearing feces on the wall and joins in hoping to create a Picasso...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia Dies At Age 79

Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia dies at age 79—he preached a static and stale legal pedanticism that neither our language nor Constitution could carry.


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UPDATED 03/23/2016 CRS, Justice Antonin Scalia: His Jurisprudence and His Impact on the Court and Merrick Garland’s Nomination to the Supreme Court: Initial Observations



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UPDATED 11/16/2019 CSPAN Attorney General William Barr Criticizes the Political Left and Law&Crime, Calls for AG Barr’s Impeachment Intensify After ‘Lunatic Authoritarian’ Federalist Society Speech [...a Barr impeachment is grounded in despotic behavior more contemptible than a "lunatic authoritarian speech"] and Text of DOJ, Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers the 19th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society's 2019 National Lawyers Convention Washington, DC, Friday, November 15, 2019 [...much of Barr's talk applies faulty anachronistic reasoning, which historical constitutional documents do not support...]


 ...unfortunately, Barr has wrongly and hyperbolically compared pushback against decades of conservative dogma, ideology and doctrine as war...

...Barr needs a different "Executive" as his "Exhibit A" before labeling pushback, opposition or resistance as war...

...preferably one that doesn't ask for or accept foreign electoral help...


UPDATED 10/08/2019 AP, Divided Supreme Court Weighs LGBT People’s Rights...well, isn't Justice Gorsuch just precious...wonder if Chief Justice Tawny took heed of "social unrest" when deciding Dred Scott...


UPDATED 08/11/2019 Reuters, House Democrats Seek Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh's Records

...the earlier (2018)  lower judicial council investigating 83 complaints against Kavanaugh ended when it decided it had no authority to investigate the higher Supreme Court...not a disability for Congress with its impeachment power...


UPDATED 10/07/2018 WP, Kavanaugh Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice After Divided Senate Votes for Confirmation and WP, In SNL’s Cold Open, Republican Senators Celebrate Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation and NYT, Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate

Welcome Justice "Kegger" Kavanaugh to Hell and Then Some

...Kavanaugh is an unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced Supreme Court justice...

...don't forget to laugh...


UPDATED 10/05/2018 NYT, The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh; Signed, 2,400+ Law Professors

...wow!...makes you wonder who the ABA, FBI, and Federalist Society spoke with about Kavanaugh...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Nation’s Criminals Ask for F.B.I. Investigation Kavanaugh Just Got...




UPDATED 10/02/2018 NBC, Text Messages Suggest Kavanaugh Wanted To Refute Accuser's Claim Before It Became Public and NewYorker, The Confusion Surrounding the F.B.I.’s Renewed Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh and NYT, The People the F.B.I. Has Interviewed in the Kavanaugh Investigation — and Those It Has Not and NYT, Chad Ludington’s Statement on Kavanaugh’s Drinking and Senate Testimony

...when you begin removing the wrapping around a carefully packaged Kavanaugh you discover misleading statements, dissembling,  lies, lack of candor, and earlier contact with potential witnesses...sounds like our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and its Republican Party schlepps in the senate...

UPDATED 10/01/2018 WP, Kavanaugh Would Not Be Confirmed If FBI Probe Shows He Lied To Senate Committee, Jeff Flake Says and NYT, Democrats Denounce Limits on F.B.I.’s Kavanaugh Inquiry as a ‘Farce’ and USAToday, Brett Kavanaugh Was 'Belligerent and Aggressive' Drinker, Yale Classmate Says and Vox, Why Kavanaugh's Accusers Can't Remember Everything and NYT, Judge Kavanaugh Is One Angry Man and Slate, You Don’t Have to Be a Person With Alcoholism to Be a Problem Drinker


...Kavanaugh is an unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced nomination to our Supreme Court made by our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...both are boorish, bullying belligerent liars...



...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Jeff Flake Announces Retirement from Humanity and Merrick Garland Says He Enjoys a Nice Lemonade Now and Again




UPDATED 10/03/2018  Bloomberg, Trump Orders Kavanaugh FBI Probe After Senate Delays Confirmation Vote (only after some senators required probe)



and NewYorker, E-mails Show That Republican Senate Staff Stymied a Kavanaugh Accuser’s Effort to Give Testimony and WP, Sen. Kamala Harris Refuses To Vote, Democrats Walk Out of Committee Room (kudos to the junior senator from California et al.) and NYT, American Bar Association Urges F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh, as Jesuits Withdraw Endorsement  and Vox, All-Male Senate Judiciary Republicans Tap Arizona Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell for Thursday’s Kavanaugh Hearing and Vox, Report: Senate Staff Asks Brett Kavanaugh About Fourth Misconduct Allegation and Atlantic, Lindsey Graham’s Furious Defense of Brett Kavanaugh and Atlantic, Kavanaugh Goes Nuclear

...the Republican's hearing on sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh is little more than their sham (Senator Graham (R-S.C.) and Kavanaugh doth protest too much) efforts to continue efforts to cram-down another unfit justice...but as Bob Dylan might say "The Times They Are A Changin'"


...appointing a female proxy prosecutor to conduct questioning for the majority committee of elderly all white male senators is a wonderful metaphor for a devolving and obsolete Republican Party...

...yes Senator Graham (R-S.C.), if you stand in a line awaiting your turn to sexually assault an impaired women you are a "gang rapist", whether you actually sexually assault the impaired women...your "righteous indignation" without the required FBI background investigation and thorough vetting is meaningless...


UPDATED 09/26/2018 WP, Kavanaugh Nomination: Third Woman Comes Forward with Sexual Misconduct Allegation

UPDATED 09/24/2018 Federalist, Fourth Supposed Witness To Kavanaugh Accuser’s Alleged Assault Indicates It Didn’t Happen and WP, Kavanaugh Accuser Will Testify Thursday in Front of Senate Judiciary Committee and NewYorker, Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years and NewYorker, After the Kavanaugh Allegations, Republicans Offer a Shocking Defense: Sexual Assault Isn’t a Big Deal

...the "Federalist" is arguing a criminal case that doesn't exist and likely will not exist...

...nor is this a "he said-she said" or "innocent until proven guilty" case...

...it is she says with 91-98% veracity that she was sexually mistreated in a nation, which has a historical pattern of ignoring, dismissing, and mistreating women when they report sexual mistreatment (unsurprisingly, resulting in significant underreporting)...

...as a national policy on sexual mistreatment of women (and men) our nation must clearly, loudly, and continuously broadcast to our women (and men) that anytime you are sexually mistreated and report you will be believed, full stop...regardless of who your assaulter is...

...Blasey's assertion that she was sexually mistreated by Kavanaugh are enough to end his bid for a justiceship returning him to his judgeship on the DC Court of Appeals...

...conduct a fair investigate of the allegations of the sexual mistreatment and end his judgeship, if reasonable...

UPDATED 09/20/2018 Vox, The Fight Over Reopening The FBI Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh, Explained and NYT, Everyone Deserves Better Than This Senate Spectacle and WP, Republicans, Be Forewarned: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Has Options and Intercept, Attorney Sent Letter To Chuck Grassley And Dianne Feinstein Claiming Federal Court Employees Willing To Speak About Brett Kavanaugh

...FBI interviews into the background of candidates for public trust positions is de rigueur...conflating these interviews with a criminal investigation mischaracterizes their purpose... (also, National Background Investigations Bureau)

..."cramming down" Kavanaugh amid ongoing sexual assault allegations is likely to further accelerate an already fast declining Republican Party (some might say already imploded) and decaying Supreme Court of the United States...

UPDATED 09/09/2018 Slate, I Wrote Some of the Stolen Memos That Brett Kavanaugh Lied to the Senate About and Salon, Merrick Garland asked to probe perjury allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and Vox, The Brett Kavanaugh Perjury Controversy, Explained By 4 Legal Scholars

UPDATED 09/07/2018 NYT, Brett Kavanaugh Hearings: Takeaways From Day 1 and C-SPAN, Senator Schumer on Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination


..."educated" is just one attribute and not the most important, which "qualifies" a person to sit on our United Supreme Court...Judge Kavanaugh lacks some of those other attributes...if Kavanaugh cannot answer a "hypothetical" whether a president can self-pardon for crimes committed before or during their presidency, maybe he can articulate a "hypothetical" in which a president can self-pardon...

...Kavanaugh is "independent" like our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. is a "truth-teller"...imagine our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. as a "unitary executive" and Kavanaugh joining Scalia's dead dicta to tell us that we cannot subpoenaed, indict, prosecute or otherwise get rid of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. so long as it occupies the Executive Office of the President of the United States...

...kudos to Senators Kolbuchar, Coons, Harris, Blumenthal, Mazie Hirono, Booker, Flake, et al...their questioning has begun to show pursuit of an imbalanced democratic governance agenda underpinned by dogma, drivel, and doctrinaire...or as the Chief Justice might say, gobbledygook...


...not only must the Senate decline to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, it must await the renomination and senate vote on Judge Merrick Garland, before filling any vacancy on the Supreme Court...


UPDATED 07/10/2018 NYT, Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court and Reuters,  Top U.S. Senate Democrat Vows To Fight Trump's Supreme Court Pick and NYT, Conservative and Liberal Groups Gird for Battle Over Kavanaugh Image and CourthouseNews, Trump Picks Kavanaugh to Replace Kennedy on High Court

...Judge Kavanaugh...an acolyte of the deceased Scalia, Federalist Society protege, and docent of the "originalism" dogma docket is highly unlikely to do well a primary duty of an active justice, complement court credibility...

...without credibility what is a court's announcement that a business baker can decide whether to deliver cakes into the steam of commerce based on his interpretation of the gospel according to Jesus...makes the constitutional interpretive efforts of originalism seem stupendously scientific...

UPDATED 05/22/2018 CLR, Reclaiming the Constitutional Text from Originalism: The Case of Executive Power

UPDATED 04/18/2017 Onion, Rookie Justice Gorsuch Assigned To Supreme Court Overnight Shift


UPDATED 04/08/2017 AP, Senate Democrats Secure Votes To Block Gorsuch The minority Senate members need not apologize for filibustering the Gorsuch nomination.

He's "mainstream" while attending Federalist Society meetings with its claimed membership estimated at 70,000 (6/7th lawyers and 1/7th law students)! However, such a small clique or core cabal of lawyers committed to pursuing an extreme libertarianism (aka neo-anarchism) is hardly representative of "mainstream" America, especially if they wear black robes on our Supreme Court.


It is not clear if criteria of the ABA Federal Judiciary Standing Committee's rating considers such a stagnant, extreme, and dogmatic2 judicial temperament in a justice of our Supreme Court?

UPDATED 03/20/2017 Bloomberg,Why the Supreme Court's Approval Rating Is Sliding and C-SPAN, Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 1; Live

Efforts to disguise libertarian dogma and doctrine (aka neo-anarchism) in black robes is likely to backfire while seriously harming our Supreme Court and nation.



UPDATED 02/02/2017 Reuters, Trump Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch seen in the mold of Scalia and NYT, In Judge Neil [M.] Gorsuch, an Echo of Scalia in Philosophy and Style and WP, Key decisions from Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch


Justices who pretend they can interpret our frabjous1 Constitution within today's context are preferable to those who pretend they can interpret it within yesterday's context.

UPDATED 03/21/2016 NYT, John Roberts Criticized Supreme Court Confirmation Process, Before There Was a Vacancy

Mr. Chief Justice, wonder if the Court's increasing patina tarnish (some might say sully or disgrace) is related to the politician requites?

UPDATED 03/17/2016 WP, Initial thoughts on President Obama’s decision to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court


UPDATED 03/05/2016 NYT, Supreme Court Nominees Considered in Election Years Are Usually Confirmed
PBS, Justice Antonin Scalia's Funeral Mass
Roll Call, Justice Scalia Lies in Repose at Supreme Court
Oyez, Supreme Court Virtual Tour, Including Captions for Chief Justices' Busts in Great Hall The casket appears to be traverse the bust of Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite, Great Hall-Middle West. USN, Supreme Court In Memoriam Associate Justice Scalia


WH, Watch President Obama Speak on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Scalia
NYT, Justice Antonin Scalia: His Life and Career

-----notes-----

1. Feel free to spend time studying literature, poems, law, Lewis Carroll, and Alice Through the Looking Glass etc. as needed to interpret yesterday's (circa 1871 CE) context of "frabjous" or grab today's context from Google.

2. Dogma by definition is stagnant and not an element in the desirable set of attributes required of any lawyer, much less a nominee lawyer to our Supreme Court. An ABA Federal Judiciary Standing Committee, which rates a dogmatic lawyer "well qualified" is either unaware of the dogma or evaluating the nominee as "well qualified" to enforce an implicit agenda.

Horrifyingly, it is possible that the the ABA Federal Judiciary Standing Committee is ignoring the dogma and evaluating a Supreme Court nominee as "well qualified" to enforce an explicit agenda?








Originally Published February 14, 2016; Last Updated  November 17, 2019; Last Republished November 16, 2019:

Friday, November 15, 2019

Don't Ask A Question If You Can't Stand The Answer

Don't Ask A Question If You Can't Stand The Answer





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GovTrack, Guide to the 2019 Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump

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UPDATED 11/15/2019 C-SPAN, Impeachment Hearing with Former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

...video begins at Congresswoman Jackie Speier's questioning of the Ukraine ambassador... 

UPDATED 11/14/2019 JustSecurity, Timeline: Trump, Giuliani, Biden, and Ukrainegate (updated) and NYTTheDaily, A Third Grader’s [Leo] Guide to the Impeachment Hearings Podcasts [on Google Podcasts]...the GOP-RNC cum RAG Party's impeachment defense of their unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" is unclear...the impeachment defenders et al. appear confounded by their own years long misinformation campaign...


...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Republicans Demand That Everyone in Witness-Protection Program Appear on National TV...


UPDATED 11/09/2019 NewsWeek, Schiff Rejects GOP Calls for Hunter Biden to Testify, Says Impeachment Inquiry Won't Probe 'Sham' Claims

...kudos to Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schiff and House Intelligence Committee et al. for providing an orderly and fair impeachment process to the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom"...any indulgence of circus, conspiratorial or congressional clowns will detract from that orderly and fair impeachment process...

...if the GOP-RNC cum RAG Party want to use circus, conspiratorial and congressional clowns in defense of their unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" they can do so on the Capitol and court-house steps...

UPDATED 11/04/2019 USAToday, Appeals Court: NYC Prosecutor May Seek President Donald Trump's Tax Returns and Trump v. Vance, Jr. (19-3204) 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion (pdf; deny injunction re providing Trump tax documents, affirm lower court order, vacate dismissal of lower court judgment; remand to lower court for further proceedings.)


 ...the RNC-GOP cum RAG Party& will drag the carcass of their unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" to our Supreme Court hoping it will "saddle up" for a terminal ride...


----note----

&...RNC-GOP cum RAG Party silence is not a proxy for disassociation with their unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom"...

UPDATED 10/31/2019 Reuters, House Democrats Move Forward On Impeachment Process (1:30 Video) and Reuters, Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hears More Evidence of Outside Efforts to Influence Ukraine Policy and Reuters Graphic, The Impeachment Inquiry


UPDATED 10/28/2019 CourthouseNews, Former Trump Aide Seeks Federal Ruling on Testifying in Impeachment Inquiry

...the district court should dismiss Kupperman et. al's complaint and impose Rule 11 sanctions...if Kupperman et. al want to void a congressional subpoena they can file a motion to quash the subpoena...

...structuring a routine motion to quash as a standoff between the congressional and executive branches of government is unnecessarily abusive...attaching an opinion from the Office of Laughable Legal Counsel and a laughable letter from White House Counsel (Pat Cipollone), which asserts absolute presidential immunity does not lessen the abusiveness (but it may increase it!)...

...at best the complaint requests the judiciary to join a wacky conspiracy masquerading as a legal proposition...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Claims World Series Fans Want to Lock Him Up in White House for Doing Excellent Job


UPDATED 10/27/2019 WP, U.S. Judge Says He Will Order State Dept. To Begin Releasing Ukraine Records In 30 Days and USAToday, GOP Protest Temporarily Halts House Democratic Impeachment Deposition of Defense Official Laura Cooper and WP, To protect Trump, Republicans Are Staging A Display of Lawlessness. It’s Failing

...it's getting difficult for the GOP-RNC Party cum RAG Party et al. to use ruse, artifice and gimmickry to deceive our nation into supporting their unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom"...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, The Life-Changing Magic of Impeaching Trump




UPDATED 10/20/2019 WP, ‘All Roads Lead To Putin’: Pelosi Questions Trump’s Loyalty in White House Clash and KyivPost, Inside Impeachment: The Kyiv Post On Trump-Ukraine Scandal and Impeachment witnesses tell how Ukraine policy hijacked by Giuliani...


...and TheEnemyOfThePeopleOpEd McRaven, Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President and CRS, The Impeachment Process in the House of Representatives...

..."The Senate hereby orders and decrees and it is hereby adjudged that the respondent, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States be, and he is hereby, removed from office, and that he be, and is hereby, forever disqualified to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States, and that the Secretary be directed to communicate to the President of the United States and to the House of Representatives the foregoing order and judgment of the Senate, and transmit a copy of same to each." --Deschler's Precedents--***...


*** ...with some creativity the above order could be tailored to accommodate those wanting to both remove the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" and accommodate the 2020 electorate vote for removal...
...and NatArchive, The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription and TASS, Russian PM: Anti-Russia Sanctions, Russian Counter-Sanctions To Be Lifted Sooner or Later and TASS, Democracy Imposed from Outside Creates Chaos, Provokes Terrorism - Russia’s PM [...it is not news that nations with malign leaders, including the current leader of America oppose and undermine all forms representative democracy...it is not news that malign leaders will use force, oppression and subterfuge to usurp democratic models...it is not news that Russia must comply with the Minsk Protocols...it is not news that democracies will respond to malign leaders use of force with targeted force if necessary to constrain and end malign leadership... ]

...the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" is not working for America... 
...it is highly likely that the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" will deliberately destroy everything on its way out the door (and hopefully into prison)...MAGA! 
...cleanup of the aftermath after impeachment and conviction will exceed the State's super sh*t scoopers' expertise...events preceding the current toxic environment are not meaningfully or fully explained by excessively "polarized party partisanship"...
...and Reuters Exclusive: Trump Lawyer Giuliani Was Paid $500,000 To Consult On Indicted Associate's Firm and Reuters, U.S. To Push Diplomacy In Bid To Halt Syria Attacks, May Increase Sanctions: U.S. Official and USAToday, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney faults Democrats' impeachment inquiry for Turkey's invasion of Syria

...the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" eviscerated Ukraine diplomacy in pursuit of personal corruption then tells us he'll deploy diplomacy to halt the slaughter he started in Syria...

...then sycophant GOP-RNC cum RAG Party member Cheney (R-WY At-large District) goes on Fox News to tell supporters of the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" that the slaughter in Syria is the fault of Democrats...

...it is highly likely the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" and its GOP-RNC cum RAG Party sycophants are not even aware of the enormous damage these self-inflicted incidents have inflicted on America...

...don't forget to laugh or you'll cry...TheNewYorkerSatire, Trump Accidentally Calls Biden Looking for Dirt on Biden...



UPDATED 10/14/2019 CNN, The Situation in Syria Is Rapidly Deteriorating. Four Things You Need To Know and  Reuters, Putin Aide: Turkish Operation 'not exactly' Compatible with Syria's Territorial Integrity...Russia's Crimea Operation is "not exactly" compatible with Ukraine's territorial integrity, either...and VOA, Kremlin Confident Turkey Will Soon Halt Syria Incursion ...you can't make this sh*t up...the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" joins with the thugs Putin and Erdogan to slaughter the Kurds...no worries though, the thug Putin says that thug Erdogan will halt soon...it is worth remembering the GOP-RNC cum RAG Party senators et. al continue their support of the thug Trump and Al Jazeera, Turkey's Military Operation in Syria: All the Latest Updates and Reuters, U.S. To Pull Last Troops from North Syria as Turkey Presses Offensive Against Kurds and France24, Turkey's Syria Offensive Could Create 'Unbearable' Humanitarian Situation, Macron Warns (temporarily a small French, Canadian and Australian Force while America works to reverse, if not remove Erdoğan?)

 



and SCMP, NATO Silent As Six Secret Locations of US Nuclear Weapons in Europe Accidentally Revealed  (Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and Turkey)  in Report and Qz, The US Is Rethinking The 50-plus Nuclear Weapons It Keeps in Turkey and CNN, Exclusive: Military leader of Syrian Kurds tells US 'You Are Leaving Us To Be Slaughtered' and BloombergQuint, EU Considering Blanket Arms Embargo on Turkey: Syria Update and TheEnemyOfThePeople, Pulling of U.S. Troops in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS and BBC, Turkey Syria Offensive: Fierce Battle Rages in Ras al-Ain
...the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom" at work...in addition to sanctions and embargo Recep Tayyip Erdoğan needs clear and immediate direction to stop the incursion into the Northern Syria Buffer Zone or face a meaningful counter-offensive...


UPDATED 10/11/2019 UPI, Appeals Court Rejects Trump Lawsuit To Block Financial Records and Justia, Donald Trump, et al v. Mazars USA, LLP Docket and Filings and Justia, PDF  October 11, 2019 Decision Only (note: the NY Southern District subpoena of Trump tax records is also on appeal; a hearing is expected within the next two weeks)

...we can only hope that the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States will send its menagerie of "lawyers", including the Office of Legal Laughable Counsel and Attorney General Barr...ator to the Supreme Court...asking Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch et. al to explain that under "unitary executive theory" the President of the United States cannot be investigated, prosecuted or impeached...period...

...don't forget to laugh...TheNewYorkerSatire, Study: Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Could Be Saved by Impeaching Pence at Same Time and Trump Sees New Polls and Orders Ukraine to Investigate Elizabeth Warren and Nation Shocked That Giuliani Has Associates and Democrats Beg Trump to Stop Impeaching Himself So They Have Something to Do






⚖ -----note-----
"...The scope of the power of inquiry, in short, is as penetrating and far-reaching as the potential power to enact and appropriate under the Constitution.

Broad as it is, the power is not, however, without limitations. Since Congress may only investigate into those areas in which it may potentially legislate or appropriate, it cannot inquire into matters which are within the exclusive province of one of the other branches of the Government. Lacking the judicial power given to the Judiciary, it cannot inquire into matters that are exclusively the concern of the Judiciary. Neither can it supplant the Executive in what exclusively belongs to the Executive. And the Congress, in common with all branches of the Government, must exercise its powers subject to the limitations placed by the Constitution on governmental action, more particularly, in the context of this case, the relevant limitations of the Bill of Rights..." --Barenblatt v. United States, 360 U.S. 109 (1959) @ 111--
...ok, so what Congress can't "penetrate"..it can defund...drivel on Federalist Society acolytes...

UPDATED 10/10/2019 TheEnemyOfThePeople, White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Claiming Effort to Undo Trump’s Election

...only Congress can declare war...as usual the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States gets it wrong...do we thank god for this "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom"...

UPDATED 10/07/2019 WSJ, Timeline: Interactions Between Trump's Camp and Ukraine and WSJ, Trump Impeachment Probe: What Are ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’? and CBSNews, "Multiple Whistleblowers" Emerge in Trump-Ukraine Case, Lawyers Say


...hey GOP-RNC cum RAG Party, it's a sad day when employees need a "witness protection program" to protect them from an unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States...

UPDATED 10/06/2019 TheEnemyOfThePeople, Adam Schiff Is the Right Man for the Moment

....the actions of the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States are more nefarious and baleful than "theatrics and distraction"...it's wittingly soliciting unfriendly foreign intelligence agencies to take part in its misinformation-disinformation campaign against our nation...these so-called "theatrics and distraction" can quickly morph into a destructive clusterfuck...then what!!!

...don't forget to cry laugh...TheOnionSatire, Trump Furiously Searching Raytheon Catalog For Gift After Realizing He Promised China And Ukraine Same Javelin Missile and ‘Please Guide Me In My Darkest Hour Lord,’ Prays Trump Kneeling Before Portrait Of Himself





UPDATED 10/03/2019 TheAtlantic, Trump Just Did It Out in the Open

...the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill current occupant of  The Executive Office of the President of the United States just took a sh*t on the Capitol steps then wiped his ass with our Constitution...

...channeling his inner self, mobster and favorite television characters...asks "whadd'ya gonna do about it?...


...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Says If There Is Another Civil War He Will Get a New Note from Podiatrist and Mitch McConnell Announces Senate Will Close Until 2021 for Repainting...


UPDATED 10/01/2019 TASS, Release of Trump-Zelensky phone сall transcript reveals risks of talks with US - Zakharova and TASS, Ukraine’s Zelensky not planning to release full transcript of talk with Trump and Axios, Jeff Flake Tells GOP Not To Back Trump In 2020: "You Cannot Go Elsewhere For A Soul"

...if you're a corrupt f^ck seeking to transact business or recruit acolytes don't call the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill current occupant of  The Executive Office of the President of the United States...if you have legitimate business with the United States of America please call the United States Department of State...don't ask for Pompeo, he's in the process of self-destruction and office removal, too...

...we are in the process of removing the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill current occupant of  The Executive Office of the President of the United States...we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause...

...former Senator Jeff Flake's advice comes much too late...as does the conservative Republicans "Rule-of_Law" campaign (the GOP cum RAG Party is not salvageable...start over with a new brand):



...also, AP, Ex-official: Trump’s Past Phone-call Memos Also Concealed and AP, Trump Blurs [some might dismantled) Lines Between Personal Lawyer, Attorney General and McClatchyDC, Trump Hasn’t Filled Top Watchdog Jobs at Pentagon, CIA, Other Agencies




UPDATED 09/29/2019 WSJEdBoard, Why the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Is the Only Option and TheEnemyofThePeople, Congress Steps Up, Trump Blinks and TheEnemyofThePeople, When Should A President Be Impeached and TheEnemyofThePeople, Note to the Impeachment Investigators: Trump Rarely Acts Alone

...if the RAG Party wants to "drain the swamp" it can start by draining the sh*t  overflowing from The Executive Office of the President of the United States...

...hey, John Yoo hold your pedantic legal lecture  on unitary executive theory until after the The Executive Office of the President of the United States is sanitized and a bio-hazmat team has declared it suitable for pedantic professorial lectures...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Obama to Produce Netflix Series About Trump’s Impeachment...


UPDATED 09/28/2019 TheEnemyofThePeople, White House Classified Computer System Is Used to Hold Transcripts of Sensitive Calls and Time, Representatives Support an Impeachment Inquiry Into President Donald Trump and TheEnemyofThePeople, Complete List: Who Supports an Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump and Atlantic, The Call Was Coming From Inside the White House and TheEnemyofThePeople, Document: Read the Whistle-Blower Complaint and TheEnemyofThePeople, Whistle-Blower Is a C.I.A. Officer Who Was Detailed to the White House
"...In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election. This interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals. The President’s personal lawyer, Mr. Rudolph Giuliani, is a central figure in this effort. Attorney General Barr appears to be involved as well..."--whistleblower complaint--
...really!!!, this is the best our politicos have to offer our nation...an unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill president that believes oversight is spying, treason, and part of a deep state conspiracy to undermine its otherwise "perfect presidency"...

...all members of congress equivocating on the need to immediately rid our nation of the excrement occupying The Executive Office of the President of the United States should immediately leave politics...

and C-SPAN,  Acting DNI Testifies on Whistleblower Complaint before House Intelligence Committee and USAToday, Read The Full Declassified Text of The Trump Whistleblower Complaint


...how does our nation benefit from the RAG Party, Office of the United States Attorney General and Executive Office of the President of the United States' hindrance of the impeachment proceedings...not only must Congress impeach or otherwise remove from office the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill president...additionally, Congress must remove the United States Attorney General William Barr from office...the RAG Party's obliterated credibility or integrity is not recovered by a foreign government's hacking of our elections...






UPDATED 09/25/2019 NYT, Pelosi Tells Trump: ‘You Have Come Into My Wheelhouse’ and CongressionalResearchService, Congress’s Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas (May 2017)



UPDATED 09/24/2019 Wired, Trump’s Ukraine Mess Feels a Little Too Familiar

...that's the thing with mental illnesses...it's not about intelligence or dumbness...it's about understanding...the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy  new alt-white-house et al. and mentally ill president has little or no understanding of his current environment much less an ability to respond appropriately...the RAG Party is behaving like most wealthy parents do when a family member is mentally ill and floundering about...


...but the RAG Party's response (or more accurately, lack of response), if it continues, will highly likely destroy the RAG Party and harm our nation for a generation or more...

...kudos to the Speaker and Democrats for proceeding with impeachment of the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill president..does the RAG Party really think it can unilaterally disfigure the magisterial office of the presidency into an autocracy and a corrupt one at that, with impunity???!!!...



UPDATED 09/20/2019 AP, Trump Dismisses Whistleblower Complaint As ‘Hack Job’ ...notice any patterns, yet?!..hey RNC-GOP cum RAG Party are you ready to impeach, yet?!..or is the RAG Party and "Attorney General" Barr arguing you can't impeach a president while in office?!..


APNews, The Latest: Trump Denies Saying Anything ‘Inappropriate’


















Originally Published September 19, 2019; Last Updated November 15, 2019; Last Republished November 15, 2019: