ZeroCool,

“My people came to me, [Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me and some others saying they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia,” Trump said. “I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

  • Donald Trump on Russian interference in the 2016 election after privately meeting with Putin (Helsinki, Finland 2018)

This is only growing worse and the fact that we haven’t done anything about it only emboldens bad actors.

mibo80,

Also, McCarthy was on tape admitting he ‘knew for certain’ that Trump and then-Rep. Dana Rorabacher were on the take with Russia. At this point you’re either a deluded, moron who only listens to Fox News, votes republican and doesn’t know what atoms are or how gravity works, or you’re on the left.

Uranium3006,
Uranium3006 avatar

going easy on republicans is only going to make it worse. make an example of them by throwing the ones calling for a civil war or secession in jail and they'll stop, just ignore the whining they'll do because their hurt feelings aren't worth it

lennybird,
@lennybird@lemmy.world avatar

I’ve been echoing this giant red flag as much as I can. It’s even worse when you consider there was an unprecedented consensus across all the intelligence and defense agencies on this.

He trusts Putin more than his own advisors. Gross.

MotoAsh,

You can thank Democrats for INSISTING that Republicans aren’t evil pieces of shit literally incapable of living up to their oaths of office.

If we could treat these traitors like the traitors they are, we’d be in a hell of a lot better of a position as a country.

FuglyDuck,
@FuglyDuck@lemmy.world avatar

Give an inch, they take the entire god-damned country.

MotoAsh,

Yep. Democrats constantly give Republicans more rope hoping they’ll hang themselves… while failing to realize the Republicans are using all of that slack to wrap the rope around our necks.

BolexForSoup,
BolexForSoup avatar

I don’t know if you are aware, but there were several investigations into his connections with Russia. He was impeached over Ukraine. They can’t just haul him off at will.

Justice department and SCOTUS need an overhaul that’s for sure.

NegativeLookBehind,
NegativeLookBehind avatar

They can’t just haul him off at will

With the amount of evidence they have against him, why the fuck not?

DarkGamer,
DarkGamer avatar

Due process exists?

NegativeLookBehind,
NegativeLookBehind avatar

Do you think you'd be walking around right now, out in the world, if you had 91 federal charges against you, many including serious accusations of grave and exceptional forms of treason?

DarkGamer,
DarkGamer avatar

Probably not, but I've never been president of the United States nor the presumptive candidate for one of the two major US political parties. This is the time to dot those i's and cross those t's and do it right, and that often means things happen slowly, especially when it comes to the justice department. I also share your enthusiasm for some justice but these things often take time.

NegativeLookBehind,
NegativeLookBehind avatar

I appreciate your optimism, and I'm holding out hope that there's some actual justice left in the justice system. However, the cynical side of me has little faith that the gears of justice are turning, if they haven't completely stopped already.

BolexForSoup,
BolexForSoup avatar

I think a lot of us agree with that sentiment, but the question is “so what do we do about it?” Because most of the solutions I see people propose are just some sort of flippant/frustrated version of “I don’t know just fucking arrest him.” The fact that a president or Congress can’t simply do that is probably the only reason things weren’t even worse under Trump.

ghostdoggtv,

Every single facet of that border bill was a front in what future historians will recognize as a battle front in World War III.

Ukraine vs Russia

USCBP vs Texas Nat Guards

Gaza vs Israel

cabron_offsets,

Republicans are disgusting traitor swine and should be dealt with accordingly.

DogPeePoo,

There is no “cRisiS”

it’s fabricated

BolexForSoup,
BolexForSoup avatar

While everything about Republicans’ messaging about the border is pretty damn racist and overdramatic, there is no doubt that the number of people entering the country at the border has massively increased in a very short period of time, putting a lot of strain on it. I was reading an article yesterday, talking about how the number of Chinese nationals entering at the border has increased 50-fold (tens of thousands of arrests last year). You have sanctuary cities with mayors now saying publicly that they are strained as well. Is it a crisis? Debatable. Is it a problem? Yes.

That being said, if we had done more comprehensive and ethical reform over the last 15 to 20 years we wouldn’t be in this situation. We absolutely made this bed and it is a problem to a certain extent.

Dagwood222,
DogPeePoo,

I would agree it’s an issue, but not a “cRisiS”. If it were a were crisis (which it’s not), the Republicans would take the concessions offered.

It’s fabricated drama to try and create a wedge issue. Biden called their bluff and Republicans were holding pocket 2’s.

Greg Abbott, truly, is a little piss baby.

NoIWontPickaName,

You severely underestimate how many people will cut off their nose to spite their face

IHeartBadCode,
IHeartBadCode avatar

Well I will say this. While I don't disagree that we have issues at the border, we have to remember how our political system is currently handling it.

Purposes imperfect but slightly better bill for immigration and border security

This happens

BolexForSoup,
BolexForSoup avatar

No argument here

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