So what is a series of scandals? Rumors of misbehavior or actual damage to the US by behavior? Did Trump leak anything to Russia, via Sergey Lavrov and is he a spy? Come on people..follow the the money. Ive even read that Ivanka was hanging out with Putin's Girlfriend, Wendi Deng as of 2016. However Ivanka knew her before Putin if that matters. How about Ivanka making private money while serving the public as well as the President, just for being IDK..associated? Meanwhile, a there is a company in South Carolina that applies to the state on illegal grounds for a very expensive clean-up (using taxpayer dollars) of dumped toxic sludge by the prior owner. The current owner Donald J Trump, bailing out the former owner Eric Trump. The help was declined by the state of South Carolina as the transfer or sale cannot be between known associates for the fees to be paid by the state, they caught it and I actually spoke to some members of Congress about this, who had no idea it happened. With Trump, its all about the money..not the scandal. Which by the way generates press and even bad press is better than no press. This is just a few of the older stories...you know last week or month?
Do we have another scandal with Comey or just one continued non-stop government scandal? Did Trump really admit to something illegal or is he just boldly going where no one except the likes of Warren Harding with the morality of a Reagan choose to go? (You know the guy who sold arms to Iran in spite of the arms embargo?) I think Trump is more of a Harding myself, but that is my opinion. What has he done aside from upset Democrats (liberals for anti-thinkers) by doing whatever he wants and be very blunt without thinking? Dont get me wrong, I dont like Trump, he has issues, but the question, is he really less presidential than many prior to him or do we just see it more openly?
With this weeks newest or latest distraction going on, AGAIN, about the possible actions of the President as opposed to things that will actually affect us, Im going to ask people to put this into perspective. Step back, and look at this no matter what you think, from another perspective. Is it time to impeach a President of the US? Really? Yes he has issues but think about it...You would have Pence as a President. I honestly dont feel he is any more ethical than Trump, in fact he might just be worse.
I have to say, as unethical as I personally feel Trump may be, at times border lining on the fringes of criminal both now and in his past definitely crossing that line on more than one occasion, that it will be very difficult no matter what he says or does, to prosecute him. No not because of his base support who really believe he is “there for them”, and not Congress who will put him in his place in short order. But Trump has been dodging both the press and Federal authorities for most of his life as did his father before him. He is skilled in doing what he wants and acting like an “orange buffoon”. You know, the innocent guy who has no idea what he was doing while all his partners (and some VP’s) did multiple illegal acts under federal law.
Trump is skilled in his business, and he is an excellent marketer (marketing and ethics dont usually mix). He has a variety of long associations that are far more domestically dangerous to US Citizens and money, than Putin. Although his association with Putin doesn’t surprise me, since he has been drawn to people that get him what he wants, in any way possible, all his life. It is my personal opinion that what makes Putin dangerous, is his lack of want of anything other than total control for his country and personal assets.
I could go back to the 1973-75 a DOJ suit brought on by the government for housing discrimination on 39 sites, in direct violation of the 1968 Civil Rights Act and also NYC legislation, which was settled out of court. The official DOJ data research has disappeared from the site or rather citizens are unable to access it without a FOIA request.
The Department of Gaming Enforcement in New Jersey and the FBI in New Jersey were hesitant about Trumps business partners, once fining Trump and he almost lost his license. The property for his NJ casino was purchased from Salvatore Testa ( a mob boss for the Scarfo crime family) at twice its value. The property construction, even though both Trump and his father owned construction companies, was awarded to members of the Genevese crime family (Salerno).
His tie to these people was allegedly set up by long time friend, Roy Cohen and also associates Kenneth Shapiro and Danny Sullivan who were linked to Tony Salerno (mentioned above). Apparently gambling regulators were so concerned about the partnership between the three of them, they told Trump he needed to end the partnership and buy out their shares on his initial proposal for the Taj Mahal. (this comes from his books) He both admired and was fearful of Sullivan who he used to brag killed Jimmy Hoffa. But they were associates and friends for years, Trump and Sullivan doing many business deals in and Around Chase bank. In this article is the New Jersey Commissions embedded report. (https://www.fastcompany.com/3057495/state-investigative-report-on-trump-shows-complexity-of-alleged-mob-ties ) .
There is SOOOO much data on this stuff its not funny..its why I refused to vote for him. The idea being a person that relies on those stronger to accomplish their goals is at their mercy. This has been proven repeatedly in Trumps back ground. From the labor suit in 1979 he lost in federal court that he felt he was “protected” by the Genovese Family” and ignored legal advice to fire illegal polish immigrants. He persisted and at the time it cost him 325,000.00. Again, Trump refused to pay some contractors working on finishing the Taj Mahal, NJ in 1990, to the tune of 60 million. He forced the Contractors (with help) to take around $.20 per dollar owed in a committee agreement only to file the first of his bankruptcies months later. I have looked at information from several sources as to why Trump was forced into his first bankruptcy, from his mafia ties within his own organization stealing from him, a bad debt unpaid along with a mafia murder, to the high debt and his mismanagement. I personally think there is some true to all of it, after all this time, it would be hard to believe just one source. Repeatedly he has gotten in his own way or others have gotten in his way intentionally.
Now, these are substantial questions not only about mob ties but more so his ties to the investigators. Under his current status, this would be the major concern for those around him.. because he is the master of the deal. He has worked with and around the FBI for years also alongside his father, Fred. He has been under RICO investigation several times and two times partners of his were indicted and jailed. Trump however, escaped even a traffic ticket. It has been suggested that Trump for many years worked both sides of the fence. Now based on the crime partners he was close with and they were ALL in the same deal and only Trump walked, including a Gambini family member, Im inclined to believe this data.
I believe that is what makes him dangerous to the people in government and any associates that he is not ingratiated to, this is a pattern of behavior he was taught and has protected him. The only difference I see, is that his current associate is not a Russian American (as in the Russian Mafia), he is actually much more intelligent and manipulative than Trump. But here is an FBI memo from 1981, about Trump, the teamsters and mafia https://archive.org/stream/DonaldTrumpTeamstersMemoFBI/Donald%20Trump%20-%20Teamsters%20memo%20FBI#page/n3/mode/2up
He has been dealing with both sides for years and years…so its going to take more than just a memo to bring this guy down, he has a stacked deck, much more than he has had prior to this. If Comey had something beyond what we now know about Flynn, and it reached Trump personally somehow, then he fired him for investigating, I can see possible charges. But that has not been proven and everyone should calm down except to reach out to your representatives for an independent investigation of this. This needs to be done, just to end all suspicion and satisfy all sides.
In the end though, he actually has to break a law in order for Congress to do something, being borderline doesn’t count. You have to prove allegations and the bar for any criminal charges is very high in a Republican Congress. However, I did see a nice warning from McConnell which was cool. Its a beginning. The media and I assure you, constituents are pressuring Congress now. It will take more than what is currently known, even though I have seen (in both letters and in interviews) a change in some Congressmen I speak with.
Step back and take a look..this is a long way from done.