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Russia Monitor: The Entire Nation Is ‘Blinking Red’ Due To Trump’s Callous Ineptitude

“Trump knew and did nothing: “Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were — they just couldn’t get him to do anything about it. The system was blinking red.”” — US official as reported by Washington Post (3/20/20) ***** “It’s the second goal that could succeed. By revving up hate among their supporters against China, Trump and Fox can redirect those supporters’ rage from the dangerous target it might otherwise find: the trusted political and media figures who lied and lied and lied to them, exposing those supporters to disease…

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Russia Monitor — Trumps Owns The Pandemic: “He alone” Brought Us To This Crisis.

Trump lies. Trump’s COVID-19 lies put people at risk. Let’s start with this moment of nonsensical Trump bombast: “I’ve felt it was a pandemic before it was called a pandemic. All you had to do was look at other countries…I have always viewed it as very serious.” — Bill Kristol tweet quoting Trump. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (3/19/20) Dear Fellow Readers, We open with a nonsensical quote; and will close with a second quote for a fuller picture of the psychosis of Donald J. Trump. A bit of context, a friend who is not a Trump supporter by any…


Russia Monitor: The COVID-19 Presidential Meltdown Puts America At Risk

“I think we’ll look back on this as a defining moment of the Trump presidency because it speaks to larger concerns that people already had about Trump — that he can’t tell the truth, that he doesn’t value expertise, that he doesn’t take the presidency seriously enough.” — Obama White House aide Ben Rhodes interviewed by Washington Post (3/12/20) ***** “No, I don’t take responsibility at all.” — Trump at his Friday presser (3/13/20)  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (3/16/20) Dear Fellow Readers, A few remarks about what seems most current and most important. Trump announced new travel restrictions including…


Russia Monitor: The Viral Contagion Of Vile Trumpian ‘Leadership’

“I don’t think we can ignore how disastrous their performance has been. In many ways this was the moment we feared: a true security threat to the nation and a president who can’t tell the truth, who can’t organize a consistent response and doesn’t have enough experienced people on the job.” — Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) ***** “No, I think the U.S. has done a very good job on testing.” “But be calm.  It’s really working out.  And a lot of good things are going to happen.” — David Gura tweet regarding Trump, following meeting with GOP Senators (3/10/20) By…


Russia Monitor: We’re All Stranded Aboard The Princess Trump

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (3/9/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Truthfulness and real coronavirus information saves lives. Lies and downplaying risk puts lives at risk. Between talking to people and paying attention to social media (Twitter mostly, much more focus on coronavirus) I see a concerning amount of opinions that discount the risk. To greatly oversimplify, one part of downplaying risk is a view that the news is a hoax; I wonder where anyone might have heard that? A second part of downplaying coronavirus risk is a view that Trump is right to downplay risk though you’ll have to…


Russia Monitor: Life In The Lab Of The Party Of Stupid

  “You should never destroy your own credibility. And you don’t want to go to war with a president. But you got to walk the fine balance of making sure you continue to tell the truth.” “I don’t think that we are going to get out of this completely unscathed. I think that this is going to be one of those things we look back on and say boy, that was bad.” — Anthony Fauci, Director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ***** TRUMP asks a pharmaceutical CEO: “This would be a combination of a vaccine and also it will…


Russia Monitor: Relax, America, Dr. Trump Goes Full Throttle On “different elements of medical.”

  “The Democrats are politicising the coronavirus,” Trump said. “They’re politicising it. One of my people came up to me and said: ‘Mr President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia.’ That did not work out too well. They could not do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. “This is their new hoax.” — Trump at South Carolina rally (2/28/20). ***** “How could anyone refer to this as a ‘hoax’?! I never referred to [the coronavirus] as a ‘hoax’.” — Trump during  press conference (2/29/20). ***** “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh,…


Russia Monitor: Trump & Team Going Viral

  “U.S. health authorities, managing 59 cases so far – mostly Americans repatriated from a cruise ship in Japan – have said a global pandemic is likely.” — Reuters (2/24/20) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/28/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Is the Coronavirus Trump’s — and our — Katrina moment? Is this the crisis we hoped we’d never have to experience with Trump in the White House? To date Trump has ‘led’ a US response to a possible global pandemic with the typical skills he brings to the job every day – bad information and blaming others. On January 22 Trump…


Russia Monitor: The Trump Purge Begins

  The Alarms Are Sounding; We Are At Risk! By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/24/20) Dear Fellow Readers, We are at risk. So says Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor; so says retired Admiral William H. McRaven; so says U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. The big news for a few hours was a court admission by lawyers for WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange, currently fighting a US extradition order to face charges in the US. In a London courtroom Assange’s lawyers asserted that in 2017 he had been offered a pardon by Trump if he would absolve Russia of the…


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Russia Monitor: Pardon Me, Please, Master!

  By Dan Peak Commoner Call (2/20/20) Dear Fellow Readers, The question I raised in the last edition of The Russia Monitor was whether the media representation of a Department of Justice (DOJ) rift between Trump and his personal lawyer and attorney general William Barr was real or Kabuki Theater. What has been made more clear, Trump sees himself as dictator of conduct and outcome for DOJ for his administration and personal interest. Barr is not unimportant but, like any Trump associate or sychophant, it’s a one-way relationship – Trump doesn’t do advisers, just placeholders for the day he’ll need…


Russia Monitor: Kabuki Theater At Trump’s DOI — Dept. Of Injustice

Is Trump personal lawyer and attorney general Barr’s assertion of Department of Justice independence just Trump-Barr Kabuki Theater? By Dan Peak Commoner Call (2/18/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Consider the White House – there is no such thing as honoring the norms of governance. There is no such thing as obeying the law. Consider the Senate – we have learned the Party of Trump will not stand against Trump. What about the Department of Justice? We very well may have lost the Department of Justice, Trump’s personal lawyer and attorney general Bill Barr has repeatedly demonstrated he’ll aid and abet Trump’s…


Russia Monitor: Trump Acquires Govt. In Hostile Takeover

  When the sentence the government seeks for a crime depends on the defendant’s friendship with the president, there’s one word to describe it: Corrupt. — Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti tweet (2/11/20) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/13/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Here’s what happened, you decide: Trump long-time adviser Roger Stone convicted for impeding the Trump-Russia investigation; convicted of seven felonies for lying to investigators including Congress Trump’s Department of Justice trial prosecutors issue a sentencing guideline of 7-9 years. Trump tweets “very unfair”. Within hours a senior Justice official promised a revision after being “shocked” over the…


Russia Monitor: A Dark Week Of Elected Cowards & Public Service Heroes

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/10/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Trump was Impeached by the US House, but acquitted by the US Senate. Acquitted for a crime that even he admits he committed – use of US foreign policy to extort a foreign government to personally benefit his reelection campaign. Trump’s disregard for law and norms is a perfect example of the kind of high crimes and misdemeanors envisioned by the framers of our Constitution, with Impeachment by Congress as the remedy. Though the framers did not provide added safeguards should a complicit Party of Trump Senate or even…


Russia Monitor: Senate Of The Shameful Majority

“One and God make a majority.” — Frederick Douglass ***** “an appalling abuse of public trust” — Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) announcing his intent to vote Guilty for Trump on Article 1 of Impeachment ***** “His [Mitt Romney] vote won’t change the outcome, but it’s striking how one man alone can dramatically change the mood, the tone, and the moral character of this final vote….” — Charlie Sykes tweet, Bulwark founder, Wisconsin conservative author/pundit. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/7/20) At roughly 4:30 PM ET the US Senate acquitted Trump on two charges of impeachment. The final vote on…


Russia Monitor: GOP Want Us To Believe He Did It ‘For’ Us, Rather Than ‘To’ Us

  “Alas, no one ever lost money betting on the cynicism of today’s congressional Republicans.” — New York Times Editorial Board, “A Dishonorable Senate” (1/31/20) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/3/20) Dear Fellow Readers, He did it; Trump did it. I’ll come back to this in a minute. On Wednesday the Senate will vote to acquit Trump. The critical vote over whether witnesses would be allowed failed by a 51-49 vote. Don’t be fooled, the vote was not that close. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) were the two Republicans who voted in favor of witnesses but…


Russia Monitor: The Inhabitants Of Trump’s Moral Gravity-Free Universe Scramble To Defend Their Master

By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/30/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Donald’s Trump’s impeachment trial seems to now turn on whether witnesses will be called to testify, primarily former Trump national security adviser John Bolton. Trump and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell want a speedy vote against the charges, they do not want witnesses, and they most specifically do not want Bolton as a witness. McConnell tells Republican senators he does not yet have the votes yet to block witnesses In a nutshell, a Bolton bombshell based on a draft copy of a book — “A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing Of…


Russia Monitor: McConnell’s Senate: An Anachronism, Disconnected From Reality & The Rest Of Us

  CNN poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office; 69% say trial should feature testimony from new witnesses. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/27/20) Dear Fellow Readers, As expected, some of the more interesting Impeachment developments happened outside the confines of the Senate process. The biggest news dismantles yet another Trump lie and sets the starting date for the eventual removal of US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch at April 30, 2018. It turns out Trump does know his lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s indicted associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, as confirmed by this 2018 Fruman-recorded dinner conversation at…


Russia Monitor: Dems Deliver Powerful Indictment Of Trump’s Many Offenses As GOP Whimpers “Hear No, See No”

“Not standing up to Trump’s abuses will write the history of our decline with our own hand.” — Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), one of seven Dem impeachment managers (1/22/20). By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/23/20) Dear Fellow Readers, We are right in the thick of it, Impeachment of Trump. I will offer a few quick observations. Kudos – the Dems are punching above their weight, working with a weak hand against the controlling heavy hand of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Trump and doing well. The wait-and-see approach of the GOP ‘moderates’ will come into direct conflict with the…


Russia Monitor: The Mess Moves To The Republican-Controlled Senate

  “Russia if you’re listening…” — Candidate Trump publicly invites Russian election interference during 2016 campaign. ***** “It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it.“ — Trump saying he’d accept foreign election interference (6/19) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/16/20) Dear Fellow Readers, By the time you read this, the House will have voted to send Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for trial.  Meanwhile Trump-Russia never went away. Former special counsel Robert Mueller predicted as much when he testified before Congress in July 2019. When asked if Russia would again attack US elections…


Russia Monitor: Branded By The Distinction Forever: ‘Impeached’

“This president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell. He will be impeached forever.” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ (1/12/20) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/13/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Three things we know. Trump is impeached, “impeached for life”, as Pelosi says. Trump lies, about everything. Our elections are not fair or safe. Because I also like the headline… PELOSI TO TRUMP: YOU ARE IMPEACHED FOREVER (AND YOUR TWEETS ARE CRAZY) As the sub-head says, she did not hold back: “The Speaker of the House did…


Russia Monitor: Trump’s Impulsive ‘Wag The Dog’ Iran Policy Teeters Blindly From Farce To Fear

“It’s extremely difficult now to escape the conclusion that @realDonaldTrump started a war because he was impeached.” — Lawyer, Never-Trumper and spouse of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, George Conway Wednesday tweet. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/9/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Iran did not take long to respond to Trump’s assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasam Soleimani. Iran said a response would be proportionate and only target US military – Iranian missiles struck two US military bases in Iraq; there were no deaths. There is still an open question over the crash of a Ukrainian airliner departing the Tehran…


Russia Monitor: Trump’s Involvement In Ukraine Schedule Drones On In Midst Of Self-Inflicted Iran Crisis

“Trump promised to end endless wars, but this action puts us on the path to another one.” — Sen. Bernie Sanders quote regarding Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasam Soleimani ***** “I could have been very popular, I think, if I had launched a military attack on Iran…Ultimately, my goal was to preserve the integrity of my country, although I lost the election maybe partially because of that. Every hostage did come home, safe & free.” — Former President Jimmy Carter 2006. ***** “Pentagon officials were stunned.” But a legion of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts…


Russia Monitor: Trump World’s Secret Deals, Back Door Deals & Rudy Deals Stoke World Chaos

  By Dan Peak Commoner Call (1/2/20) Dear Fellow Readers, Trump’s personal clown lawyer Rudy Giuliani might as well be Trump’s pay-for-play Secretary of State. We are told that Rudy is not being paid by Trump. To date we only know that Giuliani has received $500,000 from indicted associate Lev Parnas, who has been paid $1 million by indicted Russian billionaire oligarch Dymtro Firtash who is linked to Russian mafia in addition to being at the center of all things Trump-Ukraine conspiracy theories. Of course Trump has acknowledged that he’s getting his guidance from Russian President Vladimir Putin, but it’s…


Russia Monitor: Year Of The Whiner In Chief

“The guy is freaking evil.” — Special Operator Miller describing Trump’s ‘election hero’ Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/30/19) Dear Fellow Readers, 2019. This was the year: On January 25, 2019 special counsel Robert Mueller announced criminal charges against long-time Trump associate Roger Stone. On March 22 Mueller delivered his 448-page report to Attorney General William Barr. Ignoring Mueller’s own summaries of his report, Barr issues his own 4-page summary, which we will eventually learn is intentionally misleading, erasing any consideration of whether Barr is biased in support of Trump – he is. On…


Russia Monitor: A Bonfire Of Personal Reputations & Torching Of Values

‘Everything Trump Touches Dies’ — Book title by former Republican strategist, author and Never-Trumper Rick Wilson By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/26/19) Dear Fellow Readers, I sat down to write about the Trumpsters that seem to come into the day with highly regarded pedigrees only to soil themselves in defense of the indefensible. Before I started, I happened to click on this: In aftermath of Ukraine crisis, a climate of mistrust and threats The opening statement sets the stage and underscores a partial answer to my question. From Trump’s perspective it is all about him, that much is clear;…


Russia Monitor: Trump’s Primary Adviser Sent Him On The ‘Ukraine Did It’ Fantasy

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/23/19) Dear Fellow Readers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s response to Senate Leader ‘Moscow’ Mitch McConnell has been to hold onto the two Articles of Impeachment authorized by the House. The Daily Kos reported that Pelosi explained, “This is what I don’t consider a fair trial, that Leader [Mitch] McConnell has stated that he’s not an impartial juror, that he’s going to take his ‘cues’ from the White House, and he is working in total coordination with the White House counsel’s office.” The Daily Kos article references a recent ABC/Washington Post poll that showed…


Russia Monitor: Piece By Piece, The Building Of The Case For Impeachment

Patriotic citizens braved frigid temperatures  Tuesday evening in downtown Richland Center in support of the impeachment of Donald Trump. About 15 citizens from several nearby communities gathered for the event, which was part of a nationwide citizen action showing support of justice in the United States. (Photo by Tom Crofton) ***** “Conservatives will someday face the horrible truth that the Republican Party fought so hard to justify and excuse an amoral and self-serving president, and what he gave them in return was bigger government and erosion of the principles and values they once claimed to cherish.” — Former Republican Rep….


Russia Monitor: At Long Last, Trump On Trial

“Nobody is Above the Law” — Impeach and Remove Events on Tuesday 12/17/19. ***** “You can vote against impeachment but still disagree with some of the policies and some of the behavior.” — Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) By Dan Peak Commoner Call (12/16/19) The House Judiciary Committee passed two Articles of Impeachment on Friday morning, December 13. A vote on the Articles by the full House is anticipated for Wednesday. The two articles are for abuse of power and obstruction of justice. The Resolution to impeach can be found here. If the full House votes to impeach this week a Senate…


Russia Monitor: In Trumpworld All Long & Twisting Roads Lead To Putin, And Impeachment

Republicans Muster Their Best Against Trump Impeachment. ***** “Thank God no one is accusing us of interfering in the U.S. elections anymore; now they’re accusing Ukraine.” — Russian President Vladimir Putin (12/4/19) ****** “All roads lead to Putin.” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (12/6/19) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/12/19) Dear Fellow Readers, THE BIG LIE When considering Trump-Ukraine, who benefits, who wins? Russia keeps Crimea and Donbas in exchange for ending a war of aggression against Ukraine. Putin benefits and Trump is once again his useful idiot, the Russian asset. Who says this you wonder? Russian President Vladimir…


Russia Monitor: Trump’s ‘Gang Of Putin’ Is Standing Down For What Is Best For Nation

  “The party’s transformation into a Russian lickspittle makes me sick; “GOP” might as well stand for “Gang of Putin.”” — Columnist and Never-Trumper Max Boot, The Republicans have become the party of Russia. This makes me sick. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/9/19) Dear Fellow Readers, Trumpsters are now inventing their own reality. Let’s be clear, Russia interfered in the 2016 election to benefit Trump. Special counsel Robert Mueller called Russian interference information warfare. Trump has never been a fan of this history and so sought to write his own. By extorting the Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky Trump planned…


Russia Monitor: Not A Single Republican Witness Steps Forward To Defend The Indefensible Trump

  “… yes, you have bribery here.” — Prof. Pamela Karlan, House Judiciary Impeachment hearing (12/4/19) ***** “It is fundamental to the definition of our national political community that foreign citizens do not have a constitutional right to participate in, and thus may be excluded from, activities of democratic self-government.” — Prof. Pamela Karlan quoting Justice Kavanaugh, adding “so correct” ***** “Because this is an abuse that cuts to the heart of democracy, you need to ask yourselves, if you don’t impeach a president who has done what this president has done … then what you’re saying is, it’s fine…


Russia Monitor: The Similarities To 1930’s Germany Grow

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/2/19) Dear Fellow Readers, Picking up from where I began in the last edition: Trump pardoned three convicted US military war criminals and in the process did battle with his Sec. of the Navy Richard Spencer leading to Spencer’s resignation. There are a few follow-on angles that highlight the significance of this event. Chief Petty Officer and Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher was charged with more than a dozen criminal acts and convicted of one by a military court. While the charges are horrifying, it’s the follow-on actions by Trump that is more far-reaching…


Russia Monitor: Through All The Grime & Criminal Behavior Of Trump Inc., The Duty Of The Citizen Stands Clear

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/29/19) Dear Fellow Readers, Happy Thanksgiving. May your Thanksgiving transcend politics. That said. Two stories leap out – Trump’s single most egregious authoritarian act and the polling picture one week after the House Intelligence Committee Impeachment hearings. How Bad Will Trump Be If A Second Term Or as the Seattle Times editorial board says, “Trump’s SEAL meddling weakens America”. In case you didn’t see the news, Trump pardoned a war criminal; Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was found guilty by a jury of his peers for posing with the body of a…


Russia Monitor: A Week Of The Best & The Worst Of The Worst

“You Can’t Argue With Stupid; You Can’t Argue With The Party of Stupid’ — Daniel Peak ***** “Nope, not at all, doesn’t give a shit about Ukraine.” (Only cared about the) “big stuff that matters to [Trump], like this Biden investigation that Giuliani is pushing.” — Trump EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/25/19) The Democrats performed a master class of Impeachment Hearings against Trump and his pack of bumbling Trumpsters this past week. It was a proud moment at a time of great national dishonor. In the process the Party of Trump was revealed to be…


Russia Monitor: Ambassador Gordon Sondland — Finally — Tells All

“I know that members of this committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’ With regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes.” — US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s prepared statement ahead of 11/20/19 testimony before House Intelligence Impeachment hearings. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/21/19) Dear Fellow Readers, I am writing this Wednesday evening before Thursday morning distribution. The testimony of Ambassador Sondland is certainly the most damning to date for Trump; meanwhile, House Intelligence Chair…


Russia Monitor: Which One Wins? National Shame Or Pride

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) decided to read the tweet aloud and give Yovanovitch a chance to respond. She said she found the effect of Trump’s words “very intimidating.”” — Trump tweeting witness intimidation aimed at former Ukraine Ambassador Yovanovitch during her testimony. ***** “The most profound threat to democracy today is not from Russia … The most grave threat to the life and health of our democracy comes from within, from a president without ethical compass. Without an understanding of or devotion to our Constitution.” — House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) ***** “As glorious as…


Russia Monitor: Two Ukraine Stories And One Massive Scandal

“You can’t promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing off corrupt people.” — Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent, House Impeachment Hearing (11/13/19) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/14/19) Dear Fellow Readers, Yesterday, was an auspicious day. It was not a good day for Trump. Wednesday was the first day of the House Impeachment hearings against Trump, but even that should be in the context of the entire day. Trump long-time associate Roger Stone’s trial jury heard closing arguments with the prosecution portraying Stone as a serial liar. Stone is charged with seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and lying to the…


Russia Monitor: Getting Ready For Wednesday Impeachment Extravaganza

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/11/19) Dear Fellow Readers, Wednesday November 13 we will see the first House hearings to Impeach Trump. I offer two news articles that confirm the entirety of Trump-Russia-Ukraine 2016-2019. We’ll see former Trump senior advisor Steve Bannon testifying at long-time Trump advisor Roger Stone’s trial that Stone was the Trump campaign ‘access point’ to WikiLeaks to not only know of Julian Assange’s plans to leak Dem communications to influence the election in favor of Trump, but also coordinate the timing of releases. Russia hacked the Dems, used Assange and WikiLeaks to handle the…


Russia Monitor: In Trump World Your Admission Of Guilt Is ‘just your opinion’.”

Trump: “If you lose, it sends a really bad message …you can’t let that happen to me.” @eddluxe: THANK YOU KENTUCKY! — Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beshear leads Republican incumbent Matt Bevin by 5,300 votes; Trump’s comment was made at a Kentucky rally for Bevin. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/7/19) Is every election now a vote for/against Trump? If so, it was not a very good Tuesday for Trump, given results in Kentucky, Virginia and even Mississippi. It was also not a good Impeachment day for Trump. Trump’s EU Ambassador Ed Sondland, one of Trump’s ‘3 Amigos’ extorting Ukraine for Trump…


Russia Monitor: A Criminal Returns To The Scene Of The Crime … And Repeats The Crime

  House approved guidelines for the public phase of the Impeachment Inquiry: 232-196. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/4/19) Dear Fellow Readers, I am amazed at the latest wave of news confirming Trump-Ukraine-Russia as ‘one story, 2016-2019’. Yes there is much confirmation of Trump’s recent pressure on Ukraine to produce dirt on a political opponent, but there is also a great deal of information on Trumpster pressure on Ukraine for similar reasons going back to 2016. And yes, all the names we’re familiar with: Trump; Trump clown-lawyer Giuliani; convicted former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort were on the play list…