Today a display of extreme-criminal sanctimoniousness of the T-Rump — per Think Progress
Outside of the White House on Tuesday, Trump said “Ivanka did some emails” before mentioning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton five times in a span of roughly 40 seconds.
Trump said he looked at the reports regarding his daughter’s illegal email usage “just very briefly.”
In what is sure to be a coincidence, the topic was also covered very briefly by Fox News, which made Clinton’s emails the focus of the 2016 race.
Further via Mediaite:
“What Ivanka Trump did, all in the presidential records, everything is there,” Trump said.
“There was no deletion, no nothing. What it is is a false story. Hillary Clinton deleted 33,000 e-mails, she had a server in the basement, that is the real story.”
Another day of shit in the T-Rump world, it’d be slap-stick funny, except for the way-danger…
(Illustration above of Hillary Clinton was rendered by my youngest daughter, Melissa; drawn sometime spring 2008 during/after a Clinton story on TV — hung on my refrigerator door for years).
And sorry to say, the news about Ivanka Trump’s e-mail controversy was down on the T-Rump shit list — the top two NYT stories this evening were, first, the T-Rump’s freaked statement on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, and the Saudi Crown Prince MBS : ‘“…maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”‘
But: ‘“In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”‘
So, okay to murder? Not a real shock for the T-Rump, though.
Neither was the second story a surprise, though, it did dovetail hypocritically-nicely with Ivanka’s e-mails — supposedly last spring, the T-Rump tried to get his lawyers to make the Justice Department prosecute Hillary Clinton, and James B. Comey.
Reportedly, White House lawyer Donald McGahn slapped the request down: ‘To underscore his point, Mr. McGahn had White House lawyers write a memo for Mr. Trump warning that if he asked law enforcement to investigate his rivals, he could face a range of consequences, including possible impeachment.’
Yet even though the White House declined comment on the story, the Times article did retrieve this from the archives:
Mr. Trump stoked his enmity for Mrs. Clinton during the campaign, suggesting during a presidential debate that he would prosecute her if he was elected president.
“If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation,” Mr. Trump said.
“It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” Mrs. Clinton replied.
“Because you would be in jail,” Mr. Trump shot back.
Beyond crippling the world in the real, actual-need fight against climate change — probably deciding human continuance on this planet — for instance, a new study published yesterday (from Digital Journal):
By century’s end, many parts of the world may have to cope with up to six climate catastrophes at once, ranging from heat waves and wildfires to diluvian rains and deadly storm surges, researchers warned Monday.
“Human society will be faced with the devastating combined impacts of multiple interacting climate hazards,” said co-author Erik Franklin, a researcher at the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Marine Biology.
“They are happening now and will continue to get worse,” he told AFP.
Just as California is on fire.
Beyond that (Nothing Heavy!), the T-Rump’s chaos-inducing reach is directly aimed at destroying democracy, America as its been for 230-plus years is getting tanked.
Last Sunday, John Oliver in the final show this year for his way-great, “Last Week Tonight“ (though, I didn’t see it until last night), he discussed the attributes in the current influx of authoritarianism regimes rising across the globe, and in conclusion, reached to the T-Rump (via Slate):
Those qualities, plus authoritarians’ tendency to dismantle institutions that could be a check on their power, might sound uncomfortably familiar.
As Oliver points out, Donald Trump himself once retweeted a Benito Mussolini quote wrongfully attributed to him, wanted a military parade, and regularly vilifies the media.
“The world is dabbling in something very dangerous right now,” said Oliver.
“I know that America is a different country with a different history, and, thankfully, more resilient institutions, but that is no cause for complacency.”