As impeachment leaves us with most of the same government, I suggest an amendment to the Constitution: If either house of congress produces a majority to support a re-election of the previously elected (and appointed) government shall retake office until the new election can be completed. The important pre-condition for this election is proof that the previous, regularly held election has been influenced by another country's agents or representatives. This election shall be settled by paper ballots, counted by human beings (not digital methods.)

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Coalage3 4 weeks 3 days ago
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Interesting story in the Hill:

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian...

Excerpts:

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.

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DdC 4 weeks 2 days ago
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Trump Freaks Out After FBI Confirms Comey Wrote Clinton Exoneration Letter
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-freaks-fbi-confirms-comey-120513843.html

Coalage3 4 weeks 1 day ago
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Opinion from Roger Simon: https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/uranium-one-means-mueller-must-recuse-ru...

Excerpts:

At the end of their lengthy editorial regarding the new Uranium One revelations -- "Team Obama's stunning coverup of Russian crimes" -- the New York Post editorial board writes:

"Until September 2013, the FBI director was Robert Mueller — who’s now the special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It’s hard to see how he can be trusted in that job unless he explains what he knew about this Obama-era cover-up."

I'll go the Post one better. Virtually whatever Mueller has to say about his involvement or non-involvement in this metastasizing scandal, he must recuse himself immediately for the most obvious reasons of propriety and appearance. Frankly, it's outrageous that he, Ron Rosenstein, or anyone who even touched the Uranium One investigation now be involved with the current probe -- unless the real name of the FBI is actually the NKVD. This is not how a democracy is supposed to work, even remotely. Forget transparency -- this was deliberate occlusion.

The collusion Trump & Co have been accused of is chickenfeed compared to twenty percent of U.S. uranium ending up in Putin's hands under the aegis of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, the latter two members of CFIUS (the inter-agency committee that reviews the transfer of U.S. companies to foreign entities and was then chaired by Timothy Geithner). We have heard disturbing allegations of this for some time, via "Clinton Cash" and even from the New York Times, but the new disclosure that a 2009 FBI investigation of this possible nucleardeal uncovered kickbacks, money laundering, and bribes from the Russian company involved (Rosatom) and yet it still was given the go-ahead by the Obama administration is -- I can think of no better word -- appalling. How could it have come to pass that this occurred? Why are we supposed to believe anyone now?

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DdC 3 weeks 5 days ago
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Is there no end to Drumpfs lies and diversions?
What ever happened to the republican party?

Your shrieks of hate once again fall short of reality.

The deal was subject to anti-trust and other conditions and was not finalized until the companies received Kazakh regulatory approvals, approval under Canadian investment law, clearance by the US Committee on Foreign Investments, and approvals from both the Toronto and Johannesburg stock exchanges. The deal was finalized by the end of 2010. Uranium One paid its minority shareholders a significant dividend of 1.06 United States Dollars at the end of 2010.

ARMZ took complete control of Uranium One in January 2013 in a transaction which was reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. In December 2013 an internal reorganization of Rosatom extinguished the interest of ARMZ making Uranium One a direct subsidiary of Rosatom. ☛ ref

Trump won the election+-
but thinks it's his vanquished opponent whose ties to Russia should be investigated.

Some of the White House's allegations against Clinton stem from her four years as secretary of state, a role that gave her ample reasons to have frequent contacts with Russia.

To deflect questions about Trump's friendly rhetoric toward Russia, the White House points to the fact that Clinton was a central figure in the Obama administration's attempt to "reset" relations with Moscow — an effort that crumbled after Vladimir Putin took back the presidency.

"When you compare the two sides in terms of who's actually engaging with Russia, trying to strengthen them, trying to act with them, trying to interact with them, it is night and day between our actions and her actions," Spicer said.

Rex Tillerson, Trump's secretary of state, has deep ties to Russia from his time running ExxonMobil and cutting oil deals with Moscow.

The White House has also tried to link Clinton to Russia's purchase of a controlling stake in a mining company with operations in the U.S., arguing that she was responsible for "selling off one-fifth of our country's uranium."

The Clinton-led State Department was among nine U.S. government agencies that had to approve the purchase of Uranium One. According to Politifact, some investors in the company had relationships with former President Bill Clinton and donated to the Clinton Foundation. However, the fact checking site says most of those donations occurred well before Clinton became secretary of state and was in position to have a say in the agreement. ☛ ref

Not only do they lie and try to soil others reputations for questioning them. Now drumpf has ruined a 46 year reputation of a 4 star general. Reduced to a wimpering fool lying for a bigot. Be proud GOPers. everything you have stood for is being slimmed by a low life conspiracy nutjob holding America hostage. WFT am I saying? DoH, the entire party has never stood for anything except selfishness and murder. Drumpf is just bad at hiding it. Pitifools.

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges,
Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race

Mr. Kelly, escalating a feud between Mr. Trump and Ms. Wilson, had cast the congresswoman on Thursday as a publicity-seeking opportunist. However, the video, released by The Sun Sentinel, a newspaper in South Florida, showed that during her nine-minute speech, Ms. Wilson never took credit for getting the money for the building, only for helping pass legislation naming the building after two fallen federal agents.

The GOP pointing fingers over lying and deception. I know a Trumpzy, nutty as a fruitcake. Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon. Some call it pety, others call it crazy. But they all sing the same tune: If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey. trumpzygops and gopszygops and lillylivers thrivin.

Have they no scruples
in the entire trash bag of bad actors?

Trump Is Right, Bush Lied:
A Little-Known Part of the Bogus Case for War

“They said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. And they knew there were none.”

Former Vice President Dick Cheney kicked off the push for war in August 2002 by claiming:
“There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.”
Bush declared in his 2003 State of the Union address that
“Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa,”
even though his administration had been repeatedly warned this was dubious (and it turned out to originate with crudely forged documents).

You fasten all the triggers. For the others to fire. Then you set back and watch. When the death count gets higher. You hide in your mansion'. As young people's blood. Flows out of their bodies. And is buried in the mud.

Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war

"In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003,"

Iran Contra Anniversary
The Lost Opportunities of Iran-Contra
25 Years Later
Nov 29, 2011
It was 25 years ago today that President Ronald Reagan and his attorney-general, Edwin Meese, got up before the press and told a series of half-truths and demonstrable lies about what their administration had been up to as regards dealing with Iran, and how some of the money from that dealing had found its way to the Contra rebels then fighting Reagan's proxy war in Nicaragua. Peter Kornbluh of the essential National Security Archive has a fine overview marking the occasion, complete with links to documents that his organization has pried loose only recently through the Freedom of Information Act.

Washington D.C., November 24, 2006 - On November 25, 1986, the biggest political and constitutional scandal since Watergate exploded in Washington when President Ronald Reagan told a packed White House news conference that funds derived from covert arms deals with the Islamic Republic of Iran had been diverted to buy weapons for the U.S.-backed Contra rebels in Nicaragua. In the weeks leading up to this shocking admission, news reports had exposed the U.S. role in both the Iran deals and the secret support for the Contras, but Reagan's announcement, in which he named two subordinates -- National Security Advisor John M. Poindexter and NSC staffer Oliver L. North -- as the responsible parties, was the first to link the two operations.

Iran-Contra Connection
Ronald Reagan
* Ayatullah Khomeini, Ronald Reagan & Iran Contra Scandal Part 3
* The Iran Contra Affair
* President Ronald Reagan - Address on Iran-Contra
George H. W. Bush
* The Mena Connection - Exposing the CIA, Bush, Clinton, Iran Contra, And Drug
* 9/11 Iran-Contra Commissioner Lee Hamilton
* IGeorge HW Bush Criminal Conspiracy Coverup (1992)
* IIran-Contra
Oliver North
* Lt. Col. Olvier North - Testimony At The Iran-Contra Hearing
* Iran Contra "have we lost our way?" 7,205 views | by driemerpatriot
* Oliver North Questioned - Rex 84 Exposed During Iran Contra
John P. Walters, appointed "Drug Czar" by President George Bush Jr., is uniquely qualified for his new job. He was actually involved in the Iran-Contra Drug Trafficking Cover-up.
John Negroponte A 1997 CIA inspector general's report concluded that Negroponte covered up reports on human rights abuses committed by the U.S.-backed Honduran military that was linked to "death-squad activities."
Otto Reich "Under Reagan, Otto Reich headed the Office of Public Diplomacy. "The purpose of his office was none other than to get the American people to side with war over peace, using propaganda methods determined to be 'improper,""During Iran-Contra, Elliott Abrams pleaded guilty on two counts of unlawfully withholding information, but was later pardoned by the outgoing President George H.W. Bush.

CoreOfCorruption
* Iran Contra Drug Smuggling, 2 CIA Contract Pilots Confess
* Iran Contra CIA Drug Running Mena Arkansas Barry Seal
* Iran Contra Drug Smuggling, Detailed Report

Iran
* The Iran Contra Affair - APUSH
* The Iran-Contra Affair November 24, 1986 NBC
* APUSH Project - Terrorism, Iran Contra Affair, and Persian Gulf War
Coverup: Behind The Iran Contra Affair (1988)

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U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.

While drumpf stands in the gutter whining and diversions nitpicking about the Dems... Just no sense of guilt or shame. Just arrogance and a stupid grin or smirk then slither back into their hole of denial. While the DNC wimpers in the corner. Does anyone really believe the democrats have the guts to pull off scams like Iraq and Iran/Contra? Even killing the Kennedy's doesn't seem so far fetched after Nixon.

Report: Aide says Nixon's war on drugs
targeted blacks, hippies

"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.

"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,"
Ehrlichman said.
"We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."

Ehrlichman's comment is the first time the war on drugs has been plainly characterized as a political assault designed to help Nixon win, and keep, the White House.

The Past 5 GOP Presidents Have Used Fraud and Treason
to Steer Themselves to Electoral Victory

History suggests – even if treason can be demonstrated – that, as long as he holds onto the Republican Party (and Fox News), he’ll survive it intact. And he won’t be the first Republican president to commit high crimes to get and stay in office. In fact, Eisenhower was the last legitimately elected Republican president we’ve had in this country.

Nixon's Treason

Admissions on Nixon's 'Treason' Consortiumnews
Special Report: Definitive proof of a historical mystery is often elusive, even with archival documents and memoirs. Skeptics can always say some witness or some evidence isn’t perfect. But the case that Richard Nixon sabotaged the Vietnam peace talks in 1968 to win that pivotal election is clear, writes Robert Parry.

Nixon lied to schedule Ganja #1

Among the Commission's findings were:

- "No significant physical, biochemical, or mental abnormalities could be attributed solely to their marihuana smoking."

- "No verification is found of a causal relationship between marihuana use and subsequent heroin use."

- "In sum, the weight of the evidence is that marihuana does not cause violent or aggressive behavior; if anything marihuana serves to inhibit the expression of such behavior."

- "Neither the marihuana user nor the drug itself can be said to constitute a danger to public safety."

- "Marihuana's relative potential for harm to the vast majority of individual users and its actual impact on society does not justify a social policy designed to seek out and firmly punish those who use it."
~ Richard Nixon's Vengeful War on Marijuana ☛ ref

Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74

The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research.✖ In 1976 President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, ✖ ref

How much do I know. To talk out of turn. You might say that I'm young. You might say I'm unlearned. But there's one thing I know. Though I'm younger than you. That even Jesus would never. Forgive what you do.

The Hype: Reagan Brain Damage in Dead Monkeys
Dr. Heath/Tulane Study, 1974

"The most reliable scientific sources say permanent brain damage is one of the inevitable results of the use of marijuana."
~ Ronald Reagan (L.A. Times.)

The facts: Suffocation of Research Animals
The Heath "Voodoo" Research methodology, Rhesus monkeys were strapped into a chair and then strapped into gas masks and given the equivalent of 63 Colombian strength joints in "five minutes, thru the gas masks" losing no smoke. The monkeys were suffocating! All researchers found the marijuana findings in Heath's experiment to be of no value, because carbon monoxide poisoning and other factors involved were totally left out of the report.

"I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast."
-- Ronald Reagan

Ganja good for the Brain

Nancy Reagan's Role in the Disastrous War on Drugs

President Ronald Reagan, at the urging of then Vice President George Bush, appointed Carlton Turner as the White House Drug (czar) Advisor in 1981. Soon after Drugczar Carlton Turner left office, Nancy Reagan recommended that no corporation be permitted to do business with the Federal government without having a urine purity policy in place to show their loyalty. Just as G. Gordon Liddy went into high-tech corporate security after his disgrace, Carlton Turner became a rich man in what has now become a huge growth industry: urine-testing.

The number of people behind bars for nonviolent drug law violations increased from 50,000 in 1980 to more than 400,000 by 1997. Ronald Reagan's harsh drug policies not only led to exploding prisons, they blocked expansion of syringe exchange programs and other harm reduction policies that could have prevented hundreds of thousands of people from contracting HIV and dying from AIDS.

Drug mishandling may have tainted 40,000 cases

Let me ask you one question? Is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness? Do you think that it could? I think you will find. When your death takes its toll. All the money you made. Will never buy back your soul.

Bush: Timeline of Treason

Throughout the Bush family's decades of public life, the American press has gone out of its way to overlook one historical fact that through Union Banking Corporation (UBC), Prescott Bush, and his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker, along with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, financed Adolf Hitler before and during World War II.

Bush Family History with Nazism

Nazis and the Republican Party
By Carla BinionnJanuary 28, 2000
| Investigative reporter Christopher Simpson says in "Blowback" that after World War II, Nazi migrs were given CIA subsidies to build a far-right-wing power base in the U. S. These Nazis assumed prominent positions in the Republican Party's "ethnic outreach committees." Simpson documents the fact that these Nazis did not come to America as individuals but as part of organized groups with fascist political agendas. The Nazi agenda did not die along with Adolf Hitler.

BooshameyRumsey Cøcktail

In 1985 Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet. Monsanto was apparently untroubled by aspartame's clouded past, including a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, which confirmed that it "might induce brain tumors."

The FDA had actually banned aspartame based on this finding, only to have Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld (currently the Secretary of Defense) vow to "call in his markers," to get it approved.

“When diet sodas and soft drinks, sweetened with aspartame, are used to replace fluid loss during exercise and physical exertion in hot climates, the intake of methanol can exceed 250 mg/day or 32 times the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended
limit of consumption for this cumulative poison.”

You've thrown the worst fear. That can ever be hurled. Fear to bring children. Into the world. For threatening my baby. Unborn and unnamed. You ain't worth the blood. That runs in your veins.

Scientist's death haunts family
(Merc News Complete Article) pdf
By Fredric N. Tulsky Mercury News Aug. 08, 2002
Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized for an experiment gone awry, and promised that the government would reveal everything about the case. But newly obtained documents show that the Ford administration continued to conceal information about Olson -- particularly his role in some of the CIA's most controversial research of the Cold War, on anthrax and other biological weapons. The documents show that two of the key officials involved in the decision to withhold that information were White House aides Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, today the nation's vice president and secretary of defense.

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful,
and so are we. They never stop thinking about
new ways to harm our country and our people,
and neither do we.” ~ George W. Bush

NeoConflicts of Interest

Former Deputy Drug Czar Andrea Barthwell is the new spokesperson for getting GW Pharmaceuticals' Sativex approved for use in the United States
Investors piled into GW Pharmaceuticals yesterday amid excitement over the prospects for an American launch of its revolutionary cannabis-based treatment for multiple sclerosis. Health regulators have sent an uncompromising message that smoked cannabis will not be approved for use by MS sufferers, leaving the way open for GW's under-the-tongue spray version of the drug.

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Bush Cabal Hides Patriot II Police State in HR2417

What most concerns me about this conference report, though, is something that should outrage every single American citizen. I am referring to the stealth addition of language drastically expanding FBI powers to secretly and without court order snoop into the business and financial transactions of American citizens. These expanded internal police powers will enable the FBI to demand transaction records from businesses, including auto dealers, travel agents, pawnbrokers and more, without the approval or knowledge of a judge or grand jury.

This was written into the bill at the 11th hour over the objections of mmbers of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which would normally have jurisdiction over the FBI.

The Judiciary Committee was frozen out of the process.
It appears we are witnessing a stealth enactment of the enormously unpopular "Patriot II" legislation that was first leaked several months ago. Perhaps the national outcry when a draft of the Patriot II act was leaked has led its supporters to enact it one piece at a time in secret.

Cheney's Legacy of Fracking America to Death

Another Bush administration gift that keeps on giving:
Public fears are growing about contamination of drinking-water supplies from the chemicals used in fracking and from the methane gas itself. Field tests show that those worries are not unfounded. ... Yet states have let companies proceed without adequate regulations.

"War on Drugs" continues to "justify"
Torture and score big for profiteers

New York lawmakers passed a medical marijuana bill last month, but the law won’t go into effect for another year and a half. Since its passage, two other children with seizure disorders similar to Conte’s have also died

Donald Trump Endorses Police Brutality In Speech To Cops

Trump received applause on Friday when he endorsed police brutality while delivering a speech to law enforcement officers on Long Island, New York.

“Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head, I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK?’”

Conduct that Shocks the Conscience':

Let's be clear here: We are talking about a person having a plastic tube painfully inserted in his penis without his consent and with the use of whatever physical force is necessary by agents of the state. In the name of enforcing drug laws.

South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes a Toddler
in the Name of the War on Drugs

Drumpf 2016

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Forfeiture $quads

Across America, the Drug Enforcement Administration is seizing the luggage, cash and cars of hapless travelers. Under America's new civil forfeiture laws, mere possession of a large amount of cash or a drug dog barking at your luggage is sufficient probable cause for police to legally seize everything you are carrying.

Policing for Profit

Drug War a 'War on Our Own People' 02/13/2012
"[W]e're spending over $50 billion a year fighting a war that's become a war on our own people, especially among African-Americans and minorities in general."

Money Grubbing Dung Worriers

Over 200 federal forfeiture laws are attached to non-drug related crimes. In April, 2000, FEAR achieved the nation's first major federal forfeiture law reform, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (CAFRA). Further changes are still urgently needed at both federal and state levels. Innocent owners who are never charged with a crime still must prove their innocence in complex proceedings, where many cases are lost before even coming to trial.

Cover-Ups, Prevarications, Subversions & Sabotage

Incredible as it sounds, civil asset forfeiture laws allow the government to seize property without charging anyone with a crime. Newspapers and television stories across the nation documented hundreds of cases of innocent citizens wrongfully deprived of their homes, businesses and livelihoods.

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Trump Is Using Racist White People To Make The Rich Richer

There is this whole mythology that Donald Trump came to power because 53% of white women voted for him, because 66% of white working men who didn't have a college degree voted for him.

That may be, but those are not his constituents. Those are his suckers. Those are his rubes.