Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time. –Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Middle East – Time to Worry
  • Michael Cohen
  • Former Federal Prosecutors
  • Trump’s Tax Returns

Middle East – Time to Worry:

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the United States is sending an aircraft carrier group to the Middle East ahead of schedule and warning that Iran and its proxy forces are showing “troubling and escalatory” indications of a possible attack on American forces in the region.

I have no problem with the United States responding if attacked.

I think National Security Adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and President Donald Trump are lacking in the leadership area. I don’t trust these three to make the right call when it comes to the security of our nation – or to attack another country. Sadly, politicians sometimes use war as a political tool.

It’s also important to note that Jim Mattis is no longer the Secretary of Defense and a former Boeing official, Patrick Shanahan, is acting Secretary of Defense. Mattis was a strong leader and knew what sending our troops into battle actually meant. I’m afraid Shanahan is a “yes man” to Trump.

Let’s pray (if you are so inclined) that those who are in charge make the correct decisions for the right reasons.

Michael Cohen:

I guess if you have to serve time in federal prison, it would be nice if you could serve that time in a prison that made the top ten list as one of the “cushiest prisons” according to Forbes.

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, reported to Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, yesterday. Cohen will serve his three-year sentence for arranging hush payments to two women who said they had sexual encounters with Trump, financial crimes and lying to Congress. His time could be reduced by 15% for good behavior. (Reuters)

We should never forget what Cohen said in his testimony to the U.S. House Oversight Committee in February 2019:

Never in a million years did I imagine, when I accepted a job in 2007 to work for Donald Trump, that he would one day run for President, launch a campaign on a platform of hate and intolerance, and actually win. I regret the day I said “yes” to Mr. Trump. I regret all the help and support I gave him along the way.
I am ashamed of my own failings, and I publicly accepted responsibility for them by pleading guilty in the Southern District of New York.
I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty – of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him.
I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is.
He is a racist.
He is a conman.
He is a cheat.

Good luck to Cohen. Maybe when he gets out, this nightmare will be over.

Former Federal Prosecutors:

From the not that it matters department, the Associated Press (AP) reported that hundreds of former federal prosecutors have signed onto a letter saying President Donald Trump would have been charged with obstruction of justice if he were anyone other than the president.

The AP says the letter was signed by former Justice Department prosecutors who served under both Democratic and Republican administrations, including ex-U.S. attorneys and public corruption trial lawyers.

It’s good for Trump that he has his own defense lawyer in Attorney General William Barr.

Maybe the feds can nail Trump when he is done being President – like in January 2021?

Trump’s Tax Returns:

NowThis Politics has posted a video called “Donald Trump’s Tax Return Lies.” Enjoy:

 

Everyone should share this to show their friends and family how much this man has lied to us.

You can also find the video on the NowThis Politics Facebook page, by clicking HERE.

 

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1 thought on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. Turns out, the carrier group being deployed is a scheduled deployment.

    https://breakingdefense.com/2019/05/cno-uss-lincoln-persian-gulf-trip-no-surprise-planned-for-some-time/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2005.07.19&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

    “In response to National Security Advisor Advisor John Bolton’s Sunday evening statement that the forces were being dispatched to the Gulf in response to “a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings,” by Iran, Richardson said Monday that, essentially, the deployment was just business as usual.

    “The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group was planned to deploy for some time now,” Richardson told the SeaAirSpace conference. He touted the Lincoln’s new route to the Gulf as an example of “dynamic force employment,” a new Navy tactic that is meant to surprise potential adversaries by having US ships show up off their coastlines without warning.”

    Somebodys are wagging the dog to distract from his troubles with Barr’s willful perjury before Congress and Mnuchin and Barr’s obstruction of a Congressional investigation involving a Constitutionally valid request for Trump’s taxes.

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