Yesterday President Donald Trump signed what is being called a ‘sweeping executive order’ to protect U.S elections from foreign meddling and interference.
It is less than TWO months from the 2018 mid-term elections and NOW is when he’s gotten around to this? Really? Action to prevent foreign interference should have been a top priority for the Trump Regime the minute they took office in January 2017…not mid-September 2018.
The 2018 elections have been going on since at least mid-2017…primaries are essentially over…interference has been going on since the whole shebang got underway last year. And it’s been no secret in Washington or the media.
“This is intended to be a very broad effort to prevent foreign manipulation of the political process,” John Bolton, Trump’s national security adviser, told reporters during a briefing Wednesday.
The move comes less than two months before the 2018 midterm elections, and just weeks after Dan Coats, Trump’s director of national intelligence, warned of a “pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States” before Americans go to the polls in November.
I never had much hope for a successful United States / North Korean summit meeting but I did expect it to at least occur because both potential participants crave the symbolism behind the photo ops.
But today President Trump cancelled the scheduled June 12th summit set in Singapore. Why? Well because.
President Trump on Thursday canceled a planned summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” from the rogue nation in a letter explaining his abrupt decision.
But the president is blaming Mr. Kim for the anger and hostility…when in fact that is simply a quite normal response to the continued threats of regime change in North Korea if the negotiations weren’t successful. That plays straight into the basest fears held by the North Korean dictator. What would you expect him to do? He’s a dictator. He’s afraid to lose his throne. And President Trump’s only negotiation strategy is to bully his opponent until he capitulates. It might work in real estate but it won’t play on the world stage.
But what was the threat? Well Libya! Regime change! After Qaddafi signed off on his nuclear development, he was eventually overthrown and assassinated. So when our treasonous trio is on record over the past few days mentioning the Libya Model, the only thing Mr. Kim is sure of is he needs his nukes.
So these three incompetents, Vice President Michael Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Security Advisor John Bolton have subverted the summit. They have put our nation at great risk and undermined the efforts of our president.
The president should be the one showing anger and hostility and heads should be rolling in the West Wing.
They should all be tried for treason.
On Sunday, John Bolton, former Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W Bush, totally disqualified himself for a state department gig. While President-elect Donald Trump is personally in denial over the reported Russian responsibility for the DNC hacks, Mr. Bolton decided he had to be the fringiest of the fringe in his view on the matter.
Mr. Bolton thinks Obama did it. No, I am not kidding:
The man reported to be Donald Trump’s pick for the number two job in the State Department says the election hacks could have been a false flag operation.
John Bolton told Fox News on Sunday that the hacks may not have been carried out by Russia, as the intelligence community believes, but implied the Obama administration itself could’ve been secretly responsible.
“It is not at all clear to me just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC computers was not a false flag operation,” Bolton told reporter Eric Shawn.
“False flag” is a term that refers to covert activities undertaken by a government or other entity to advance its own political agenda by making it look as if someone else did it.
Mr. Bolton is a hack. There is no way in hell that the Senate should confirm this guy. Just no way.