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I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration. -- I received a letter of involuntary reassignment that cited a need to “improve talent development, mission delivery,...” and I was reassigned to a job in accounting that collects royalty checks from fossil fuel companies.

I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration. -- I received a letter of i...

Forget the jeers, jokes, and petty sarcasm.

This is scary. This is terrifying. Above all, this is wrong. This man let us know what the Trump administration has done, and we need to mobilize to push the issue further and demand answers on this man's behalf and on the behalf of the Alaskan Natives that are in danger because of the president's decision to try and silence those who oppose him.

...and I was reassigned to a job in accounting that collects royalty checks from fossil fuel companies.

God damn, that's so fucking petty.

This administration smears its corruption in your face. We need to take the Trump admin down HARD.

And when trump is gone, the people he put in place will still be around. The policies that THEY put in place will still be around. It will take years (if ever) to undo the damage he has caused.

Donald Trump’s first six months in office have been a spectacular failure

Donald Trump’s first six months in office have been a spectacular failure

They haven't failed. They're doing plenty of damage just by gutting the government of qualified, experienced people. The next president is going to have to restock a lot of humanity.

As a parent, I'm always looking for teachable moments for my kids. This administration has provided plenty.

Probably one of the biggest so far is about taking responsibility. Contrasting Truman and "the buck stops here" with Trump's refusal to take responsibility for anything, even though his party is in total control of the government has been a pretty easy lesson.

That's just the tip of the iceberg...Trump is providing numerous life lessons. A virtual playbook of "how to be a shitty human being" that you point to and say "see that, do the opposite and you'll be fine in life".

Silver linings I guess.

They have absolutely failed. Republicans have control of 100% of government and can't even come together to change a law they've been crying about for almost a decade.

Their leadership is failing and there is no route for them to get better.

Trump will almost certainly be remembered as one of the worst presidents of all time.

No, Donald Trump is not "exempt" from the Emolument's Clause of the Constitution

No, Donald Trump is not "exempt" from the Emolument's Clause of the Constitution
No, Donald Trump is not "exempt" from the Emolument's Clause of the Constitution

From what I can tell, there are no laws he isn't exempt from as long as Republicans are in control of congress.

It has applied to all other Presidents. It applies to this one.

In the real U.S. constitution, kept out of the public eye by the Illuminati, the framers specifically exempted Trump from it.

If only we had a congress that would do its job.

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US prosecutor on Trump-Russia collusion: 'People will be going to jail'

US prosecutor on Trump-Russia collusion: 'People will be going to jail'
US prosecutor on Trump-Russia collusion: 'People will be going to jail'

I'll believe it when I see it.

edit: seeing as this is the top comment a highly upvoted comment and I made it rather flippantly, let me take the time to expand on this: this vision of huge chunks of the republican party being dragged off in chains is a satisfying delusion for all of us, because it allows democrats to absolve themselves of any responsibility for the shit candidate/campaign they ran. They can then say "See, it wasn't us, they just stole the election! We don't have to change a thing!". While no one would deny that a great deal of fuckery has gone on (it has), if you're putting your hopes on Mueller riding in on a winged horse and slaying the republicans, vanquishing the alt-right in one fell swoop, you may be left waiting a very long time.

Until the democrats put forward a candidate that speaks to the frustrations of the disenfranchised, they're not going to succeed. No one is going to vote for them simply because "Hey, we're not THAT GUY!". They need to find common ground with the people who voted for Trump and present a progressive vision that isn't just placating their largest donors and lobbyists. Right now, there isn't someone ready to step into that role, but by 2020, there better be, or we're going to be right fucked. The choice is theirs.

I'm sure it will be people low on the totem pole..

Yeah. "People" in this case being anyone that isn't Trump. >_>

Or related to Trump. Or in anyway morally/ethically satisfying.

22 million eligible voters from Democratic voting blocs were de-registered prior to the 2016 election

22 million eligible voters from Democratic voting blocs were de-registered prior to the 2016 election

I remember seeing tons of people being given temporary or whatever voting ballots when they showed up and where suddenly told they weren't registered. All of the ones I saw were democrats, although the media may have had selection bias I don't doubt the strong dem preference in the data.

THIS is voter manipulation. Not phantom illegal votes in California.

 I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...and domestic...and domestic...and domestic.

My wife was inexplicably forced to vote at a location far outside of where we registered. It took two hours for the volunteer geriatric to figure out the problem on his flip phone. Then we had to drive thirty minutes to get to where she could vote.

I hope those involved in all this fuckery hang.

This happened to me in Richmond VA. Only difference is my registration somehow got pushed back to the county where I grew up, after I registered in the city so I could vote in the democratic primary.

I wasn't able to get out to the county on Election Day, so I wasn't able to vote in the presidential election. I wasn't given any kind of ballot to fill out and nobody seemed to care. It completely crushed my faith in our democratic system. And that was before Trump was elected....that didn't help either

Fox News Website Censoring The Most Incriminating Part Of Donald Trump Jr.’s Email Regarding Russian Meeting

Fox News Website Censoring The Most Incriminating Part Of Donald Trump Jr.’s Email Regarding Russian Meeting
Fox News Website Censoring The Most Incriminating Part Of Donald Trump Jr.’s Email Regarding Russ...

One could say fox news is...

(Puts on sunglasses)

Fake news?

Fox News: Collusion You Can Count On.

What happens when a segment of your the population has been indoctrinated by propaganda, is uneducated, has a persecution complex and loves guns?

You think this is going to end well?

FAUX News

Redditor demonstrates, with screenshots, how Fox News boards are ACTIVELY CENSORING incriminating text from the Don. Jr. emails.

Redditor demonstrates, with screenshots, how Fox News boards are ACTIVELY CENSORING incriminating...

Can fox even call themsleves a news source anymore?

The are quite obviously Trump propaganda machines.

If I remember right "Fox News" actually classify themselves as an entertainment company.

Fox news legally isn't a news station. It's "Entertainment" which is why they can get away with this shit.

T_D hasnt been removed so its more like T_D does with anyone whos not brainwashed.

Former Soviet counter intelligence officer at meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer

Former Soviet counter intelligence officer at meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer
Former Soviet counter intelligence officer at meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer

Oh, well if Trump says he's a wonderful young man....case dismissed! (Slams gavel)

/s

I'm sure he was sent there by Obama to frame Hillary for colluding with Russian spies in Ukraine so they could laugh about how dumb Don Jr is and not do anything with the supposed blackmail material they used to fail to get a FISA warrant.

Or something. The mental gymnastics on T_D are exhausting.

They were interested in sabotaging their opponent's campaign. They even said they "love it" when told about the Russian effort to hack Clinton's emails. Now we know more about the people in attendance at the meeting and there is a very hot smoking gun. There is so much evidence about the coordination between Trump and Russia it will take a while to put together all of the details, but I wish we could get this over with. These people are not good people, this is treason and we used to hang people for far less than this.

Young Donny is a good kid. Smart kid. Unlike crooked Hilary. Sad. Very sad person

Sessions just abruptly dismissed a Russian money laundering case. Guess who the lawyer was - Veselnitskaya!

Sessions just abruptly dismissed a Russian money laundering case. Guess who the lawyer was - Veselnitskaya!
Sessions just abruptly dismissed a Russian money laundering case. Guess who the lawyer was - Vese...

Everyone should read the letter that the Judiciary Committee just sent to Sessions.

Edit: Just the cherry on top:

We note that, as of this writing, the Department owes us a response to at least twelve other outstanding letters.

Lordy. Sesshy havin trouble gettin his shit all together.

Edit: Letter sent by the 17 Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee.

I'm sadly not surprised by this at all. If you watched Sessions' senate testimony, he was combative at best and straight up stonewalling at worst.

"I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice." Wait, what policies? Can you...

Their entire plan is to destroy everything. DOE? Stop it from operating with incompetence and by not filling positions. DOJ? Stop it from operating with incompetence and by not filling positions. DOT? Stop it from operating with incompetence and by not filling positions. DOD? Stop it from operating with incompetence and by not filling positions. DOI? Stop it from operating with incompetence and by not filling positions. DOA? Stop it from operating with incompetence and by not filling positions. DOC, DOL, DHHS, HUD, DoE, VA, DHS, EPA, OMB, SBA? Stop it from operating with incompetence and by not filling positions.

Seriously, they put someone who hates all of those departments in charge of them and refuse to fill important positions within them. Their plan is simple and perfect for an idiot to pull off. They'll stop government from working and Republican voters, unable to read or write, won't realize that it was done on purpose and will think instead "Government does not work." That way, they'll keep voting R because they're the ones who admit that "government doesn't work," but not that they're trying to stop it from working. Then they can cut the budget on absolutely everything that isn't making them richer and the folks losing their healthcare and sovereignty will cheer them for it on the internet with anti-net neutrality talking points copypasta'd from the Russians.

You guys should make a couple of amendments. I can't believe how untouchable Trump and his group of traitors are. now that the obstructionists republicans* control everything.

Remember when news broke of Don Jr.'s collusion with the Russians, and he said it was just about "adoption"? Turns out that bullshit response came from Trump Sr.

Remember when news broke of Don Jr.'s collusion with the Russians, and he said it was just about ...

The original statement, drafted aboard Air Force One by advisers and then approved by Mr. Trump, said only that the Russian lawyer had discussed adoption policy during the meeting, without mentioning that the meeting had been offered as a chance to provide information about Mrs. Clinton’s dealings with Russia.

And now their official spin is to compliment Don Jr. for being so "transparent" -- latest example if from Trump Sr. this morning:

My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/885081181980590084

Lock them all up.

It's pretty hilarious that an administration that has banned cameras and audio recording devices at certain press briefings is praising transperancy...

The president’s lawyers view Mr. Kushner as an obstacle and a freelancer more concerned about protecting himself than his father-in-law, the person said.

If that's true, we will have some Olympic caliber under the bus throwing coming up as the heat gets turned up.

Hilarious is one word for it I guess...

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