Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Mueller report shows we don't have a cunning criminal in the Oval Office - we have a narcissistic imbecile

Mod: The Mueller Report has generated a lot of negative press for Trump. And, of course, he has reacted in his usual off the hinges kind of way. I'm pretty sure it is time we started seeing this as comedy. 

The Mueller report shows we don't have a cunning criminal in the Oval Office - we have a narcissistic imbecile (The Independent link): It’s worse than we thought; on balance, the Mueller Report appears to paint the US president as the perfect idiot, along with members of his team who did Putin’s bidding unbeknownst to them.

The special counsel ends his report with the following, somewhat chilling, conclusion: “While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

It goes on to say: “The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred.”

The Mueller team concludes that they eventually decided not to reach any legal conclusions in large part because of the difficulties they faced in gathering evidence regarding the president’s actions and the intent behind those actions, as well as questions of fairness and complex US constitutional law issues.

Robert Mueller lays out the myriad difficulties that he and his team faced in gathering evidence for the investigation, including: lies to his investigators and to Congress, the admissibility of evidence, legally privileged information, the invocation of the Fifth Amendment in interrogations, etc. A seemingly impossible task for even the best team.

While the Mueller Report established that the Trump Campaign was aware of and, at times, knowingly accepted assistance from the Russian government in the 2016 presidential campaign election interference scheme, their actions did not necessarily rise a level that would meet the federal criminal definition of a “conspiracy”, or there was not enough evidence to sustain a conviction for federal campaign-finance offences.

Or, in the alternative, there just wasn’t the evidence to establish the conspiracy. This appears to be, by and large, because Trump and many of his team members were being played by the Russians and Wikileaks, unbeknownst to them. While Trump himself was being dog-walked by his staffers and family members.

I think the biggest takeaway from the report isn’t that Trump is some mastermind criminal, rather that an entire nation was duped by a team of Russian hackers that pried open our religious, racial and political fault lines and set us against one another like fighting chickens.

Russian hackers played on the ignorant, self-serving and lazy way we use social media, and the human being’s natural tendency to believe what one wants to believe and try to convince others of the same. We click “like” without reading, we share articles and infographics without investigating. We have been pawns in Vladimir Putin’s game of chess, and that goes from the average person in US town using social media to the president of the United States of America and his closest team members.


Let this report be a lesson to all Americans, and non-Americans alike – beware of what you read; beware of what you share. We are truly living in a dystopian society where words on a screen are taken at face value, unquestioned and repeated mechanically and systematically. Our incapacity to read critically is quite literally under attack.

So, I leave the question to my readers: is it not worse that the US president seems to have been merely a pawn in Putin’s chess game to influence US elections, along with much of the American public? Would it really have been more satisfying to find out that Trump Sr and /or members of his team actively conspired (as a legal term of art) to influence the US election results and interfere with the FBI’s investigation of alleged election interference?

I fear this outcome is much worse than having a cunning criminal sitting in the Oval Office. I fear having a narcissistic imbecile in the Oval Office is considerably more dangerous for all of us.

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28 comments:

  1. I've said that all along. I knew he was a narcissistic imbecile even BEFORE he ran for president. It was obvious. I'll never understand why so many are in denial about that.

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    1. That's a really fair assessment of what Trump really is.

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  2. The Evilandjackals really are this gullible.

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  3. Flush the big white toilet that was once the pride of America, the White House. Send all Russian people back to Russia along with all American Traitors. Put them all on a big Tax Payers jet for a one way ride. America can rise up from the dead on this day.

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  4. The Ten Commandments
    …2“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3You shall have no other gods before Me. 4You shall not make for yourself an idol of any kind, or an image of anything in the heavens above, on the earth beneath, or in the waters below.…

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  5. Deuteronomy 6:14
    Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you.

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  6. 2 Kings 17:35
    For the LORD had made a covenant with the Israelites and commanded them, "Do not worship other gods or bow down to them; do not serve them or sacrifice to them.

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  7. Jeremiah 25:6
    Do not follow other gods to serve them and to worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands. Then I will do you no harm.'

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    1. “We are not saying that Evolution can't exist, only that it is guided by His Noodly Appendage.”
      ― The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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  8. He is said to be an a rage at Mar-a-Lago because cable news keeps showing a picture of him as a weak leader who everyone ignores.

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    1. An old man who yells at his TV because it shows news he doesn't like. Talk about cliche's.

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  9. Trumpy may not be able to attend Easter mass today because he has a 9 AM tee time. Yet he assures us that he is a devote Christian and that is the reason the IRS is harassing him.

    That is the signpost up ahead, you just entered the Trump Zone. Dear God!

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  10. I do believe (djt) and his supporters worship where Roger Stone is preaching at in this article. Is it true Roger got Stormey first then passed her along to (djt) then that is human trafficking?
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/broke-roger-stone-is-speaking-for-money-at-a-strip-club

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  11. Rudy Giuliani Sets Trump Up For Impeachment By Admitting Taking Info From Russia

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/21/giuliani-trump-russia-info.html

    A Criminal Standard Does Not Apply To Impeachment

    Trump and Giuliani are hanging their hat on the criminal standard, but there is no criminal standard for impeachment. There is also no criminal standard at the ballot box. Giuliani’s defense of the Trump campaign talking information from Russia was a total disaster. Rudy put the icing on the cake of the belief that Trump is in Putin’s back pocket.

    No other campaign has ever taken information from a hostile foreign power. The Trump campaign should have turned down the info and called law enforcement. The fact that Trump can’t be charged with a crime doesn’t mean that his behavior, or that of his campaign, is not an impeachable offense, and Rudy Giuliani seems to be trying to get Trump impeached.

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  12. Our Politicians argue while Rome Burns.

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  13. Lazy fat crook. Should be on an America's dumbest criminals episode.

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  14. You spent two years of the short amount of time you have left on earth obsessively writing about Russian disinformation as if it was true

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    1. It beats playing golf.

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    2. Or watching cable news all day.

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  15. The counterintelligence investigation of the Trump team and Russia hasn't stopped

    Officials say they're still looking into whether any Americans helped the Russians interfere in the 2016 election, or are still compromised by Russia.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/counterintelligence-investigation-trump-team-russia-hasn-t-stopped-n996486

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  16. Internet batters Trump for mistaken ‘138 million killed’ in Sri Lanka claim: ‘A real math wizard’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/internet-batters-trump-mistaken-138-million-killed-sri-lanka-claim-real-math-wizard/

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  17. Back to the local front one of (djt) stooges got himself killed? No surprise there! These PWT members are just the kind of cheap labor (djt) likes to employee or is that unemployee? https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/wife-of-missouri-kkk-leader-admits-killing-him-claims-son/article_7e56913c-a366-547f-bdb3-1b186117692d.html

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  18. Bottom line: Trump colluded with Russia AND obstructed justice.

    "[I]n 2000 Al Gore received what appeared to be stolen materials (George W. Bush’s debate preparation notes, etc.). What did he do? He turned it right over to the FBI. Compare that to Trump actively encouraging Russia to steal Hillary Clinton’s private emails. Trump put Russia first."

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/4/21/1851355/-Trump-colluded-with-Russia-and-obstructed-justice-Right-wing-won-t-care-but-independents-just-might#read-more

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  19. "The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President's corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law."
    --Mueller Report

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    1. Nixon was a cunning criminal and still got caught; the narcissistic imbecile most certainly will, too.

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  20. Mister (djt) moon-beam has lost his marbles again! Get this Popsicle out of the White House ASAP. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mexican-troops-drew-weapons-on-american-soldiers-on-u-s-side-of-the-border

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  21. What does a con-man look and sound like, that is good question but there is someone who has a clues or two to share.
    https://forward.com/fast-forward/360851/philip-roth-calls-trump-an-ignorant-con-man-with-vocabulary-of-77-words/

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  22. We have a narcissistic imbecile with access to the nuclear codes. For the survival of the human race impeach him.

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