Is a really good show. Unfortunately, I fear people who need to see this won't watch it or just dismiss it as liberal propaganda.
He would give administration jobs to people who ask for it (like the wife of a congressman) . They would send their wish list, he would make it happen. He also got paid to get the justice department to drop a big lawsuit (which they did) etc.. It's Boris Yeltsin level of corruption. You have money, you can get lawsuits dropped, buy an ambassadorship or the like...
Qatar gave a 182 miillion loan to kushner, the Chinese nearly 500 millions to a project from the Trump organization and Trump got 0.5 % (282 millions) bribe for having lifted sanctions on Russia allowing the rosneff deal to go forward.
Who knows what else they got that we have not heard about yet?
Trump may yet make his first actual billion by abusing his position as president...
So, I heard several commentators including senator Manchin excusing Haspel and the use of torture after 911 by arguing that we were all traumatized after the event and were trying to prevent it from happening again, it was exceptional circumstances, etc.. It won't happen again because we learned the lesson.
I find this argument shocking. First off, we did not learn anything. During ww2 we locked up american Japanese, during Vietnam we massacred and napalmed civilians. After 9/11 We tortured people.
The whole point of having a strong moral compass (which Haspel claims she does) is that you stick to it in trying times when it's tested. It's easy to claim high moral standards, what matters is whether your behavior is consistent with it even when hell break loose.
Why should we believe Haspel that she won't fold like a cheap suit and revert to it at the next crisis ? Heck, she is not even confirmed, Cheney is already calling to resume the torture program.
You should just settle from the get go or you are in deep trouble. This guy is going to bring down the Trump mafia all by himself.
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