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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:59 AM

Trial Balloon for a Coup?


. . . As the Guardian points out, this has an important and likely not accidental effect: it leaves the State Department entirely unstaffed during these critical first weeks, when orders like the Muslim ban (which they would normally resist) are coming down.

The article points out another point worth highlighting: “In the past, the state department has been asked to set up early foreign contacts for an incoming administration. This time however it has been bypassed, and Trump’s immediate circle of Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn, son-in-law Jared Kushner and Reince Priebus are making their own calls.”

(5) On Inauguration Day, Trump apparently filed his candidacy for 2020. Beyond being unusual, this opens up the ability for him to start accepting “campaign contributions” right away. Given that a sizable fraction of the campaign funds from the previous cycle were paid directly to the Trump organization in exchange for building leases, etc., at inflated rates, you can assume that those campaign coffers are a mechanism by which US nationals can easily give cash bribes directly to Trump. Non-US nationals can, of course, continue to use Trump’s hotels and other businesses as a way to funnel money to him . . .


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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:03 AM

1. It looks bad

My God this is sickening. How will we ever stop this madness? Our reps in congress are going to have to fight like they'd hoped they would never have to fight. Yeah, that's going to happen.

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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:06 AM

2. We are now a third-world country

ruled by a dicktator

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:04 PM

3. Trump must be stopped now!

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:53 PM

4. resist him at every turn...

it will only get more difficult as time marches on....

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