NEWT: Trump doesn’t want to drain the swamp anymore
Newt Gingrich told NPR [NOTE from ME: WHY is Newt on the Liberal site NPR? Aren’t he and DT Conservative?!! **SNORT**] that Trump doesn’t want to drain the swamp anymore. Newt said that Trump even refuses to acknowledge it now:
On Trump’s often-stated promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington
I’m told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore. … I’d written what I thought was a very cute tweet about “the alligators are complaining,” and somebody wrote back and said they were tired of hearing this stuff.
I’ve noticed on a couple of fronts, like people chanting “lock her up,” that he’s in a different role now and maybe he feels that as president, as the next president of the United States, that he should be marginally more dignified than talking about alligators in swamps. I personally have, as a sense of humor, like the alligator and swamp language. … I think it vividly illustrates the problem, because all the people in this city who are the alligators are going to hate the swamp being drained. And there’s going to be constant fighting over it. But, you know, he is my leader and if he decides to drop the swamp and the alligator, I will drop the swamp and the alligator. [NOTE: Blind, slavish devotion is what Dear Leader wants and what Dear Leader gets from his souless, gutless, brain-dead, Commie-Zombie corp.]
Remember how Trump blasted Ted Cruz for going against the grain in Washington? Trump has always been pro-establishment.
Just like other promises Trump made to get elected, draining the swamp clearly wasn’t one he intended to keep.
Trump Has Republicans Squirming on Russia
By A.B. Stoddard
December 19, 2016
The honeymoon between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was only going to last a while before Russian President Vladimir Putin intervened, and the president-elect’s repeated denials of Russia’s cyber meddling in the election have hastened the first painful test for GOP hawks.
Trump’s pro-Russia stance took center stage last week, forcing fellow Republicans into an untenable position — defy him or downplay their alarm over Putin’s success influencing our presidential election. The quandary was on full display Sunday during Sen. John McCain’s interview on CNN as he insisted there is “no doubt” the Russians interfered in the election, and called for a select committee to investigate. While McCain said that “this is serious business — if they’re able to harm the electoral process, they may destroy democracy, which is based on free and fair elections,” he also strained to avoid criticizing Trump’s dismissal of the cyber attack.
Last week McCain raised concerns over Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon-Mobil to whom Putin has bestowed the “Order of Friendship,” award, saying: “Frankly, I would never accept an award from Vladimir Putin because then you kind of give some credence and credibility to this butcher, this KGB agent, which is what he is.” It’s far easier to attack Putin, however, than to defend Trump’s rejection of intelligence he was briefed on months ago.
Indeed, Trump has been contemptuous of the intelligence community he is set to rely upon as commander-in-chief, calling the revelations “ridiculous” and accusing intelligence officials of working on the Democrats’ behalf. “I think the Democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country,” Trump told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
Trump’s attacks on the intelligence community prompted a rebuke from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said he had “the highest confidence in the intelligence community, and especially the Central Intelligence Agency.” He added a warning about Russia as well: “Let me just speak for myself: The Russians are not our friends. I think we ought to approach all of these issues on the assumption the Russians do not wish us well.”…
…Ryan…issued a statement that said such cyber meddling was “especially problematic because under President Putin, Russia has been an aggressor that consistently undermines American interests.”…Mike Pence in October affirmed Russia’s complicity, saying there was “no question the evidence continues to point in that direction,” adding that “there should be severe consequences to Russia or any sovereign nation that is compromising the privacy or the security of the United States of America.”…
…As long as Trump withholds his tax returns, speculation will continue over whether he’s indebted to Russians, who helped finance his projects long after his bankruptcies lead American banks to stop lending to him…
…Trump has indicated he is open to lifting sanctions on Russia, and to recognizing Russian Crimea. News reports have outlined his business interests in Russia along with developments elsewhere that are financed by Russian investors. Donald Trump Jr. said in 2008: “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.” Trump, working on a deal in Moscow in 2013, told Real Estate Weekly: “The Russian market is attracted to me. … I have a great relationship with many Russians, and almost all of the oligarchs were in the room.”…
Donald Trump Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl: Lawsuit From Casey Anthony Attorney Allowed In Federal Court
A lawsuit claiming that Republican nominee Donald Trump raped at least one 13-year-old girl in 1994 may have its day in court after a federal judge reportedly ordered a status conference to review the case, the Independent reported Tuesday.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of New York, alleges that Trump and financier Jeffrey Epstein raped two underage girls at several parties at Epstein’s apartment in Manhattan. The girls, identified in court documents as “Tiffany Doe” and “Jane Doe,” were allegedly promised money and modeling careers if they attended the parties.
The details described in the document are graphic. At one party, Trump is accused of tying one of the young girls to the bed before raping her while the victim repeatedly plead with him to stop…
…This is not the first time that Trump has been accused of rape. Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump accused the businessman of raping her in a sworn deposition that surfaced after their divorce. She later walked those statements back and said that he did not rape her in a “literal or criminal sense.”…