Trump Damage Report 3/28/2017
A lit match, absent guestbooks, phone purges, constitutional clauses, Obamacare repeal ad infinitum, and Chief Inspector Clouseau’s Russian Investigation. All this and more in your daily Trump Damage Report for Tuesday, March 28th, 2017. Buckle up.
- Senator Ron Wyden of the Senate Finance Committee has asked for an ethics review of comments made by Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about the movie he executed produced and plugged.
- Trump is hoping to do his massive tax cuts for his wealthy friends and the infrastructure spending legislation at the same time. See, if he proposed spending some money on roads and bridges to repair our crumbling infrastructure in the United States, he’d probably get some support. Sure, much of the money would find its way into the pockets of contractor friends with ties to TrumpCorp, but a good amount would also probably end up as actual roads and bridges. By tying it to a gargantuan tax cut for the wealthiest 1% of Americans, he makes it a Sophie’s Choice for a lot of spineless Democrats.
- The Winter Palace of the Orange King does not keep records of who visits. Therefore, it cannot tell us who has paid to be able to walk by open-air national security meetings.
- Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was clearly involved in a series of money laundering schemes using real estate in New York City over the past decade. WNYC reports on the puzzling real estate deals for the besieged traitor.
- Twitler maintains that the supremacy clause of the United States Constitution prevents lawsuits against him while he is in office. He missed the points of Clinton v. Jones in this, in that he can be subject to private litigation. We are fine to accept the premise of his position on the supremacy clause, provided he is willing to accept the implications of the emoluments clause.
- Congress is probably going to deny Trump the massive amount of money for his stupid wall. This is entirely unsurprising.
- Meat’s back on the menu, boys! Er, I mean, the Affordable Care Act is back on the Republican agenda. Despite voting to repeal it a gazillion times in the past half decade and making a hot sticky garbage juice mess of the matter in the recent weeks at the cost of a good 5-6 points of national approval ratings, the party of shotgun-to-the-face is ready to tackle Obamacare again. Something about the definition of insanity here?
- We know why Trump and gang went into full panic mode over the Russia probe. The administration AND Devin Nunes sought to block the former acting Attorney General (which Trump fired for declining to defend the Muslim ban) from testifying on the matter of Russia, Flynn, and what she had seen.
- Eric Swalwell (D-California) says on the Nunes debacle that “This is what a cover-up to a crime looks like.” Yes, yes it does. The entire Trump cabal is running around acting as guilty as humanly possible. Earlier last week, WH administration and Trump transition team were purportedly purging their phones of texts and content out of fear of being subject to a subpoena on the investigation into treason with Russia.
- The first Republican Congresscritter has called on Nunes to recuse himself from the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election.
- The incomparable and fierce Senator Miss Lindsay Graham says Nunes is conducting an “Inspector Clouseau investigation”.
- In keeping with the “fly casually” approach, the House Intelligence Committee under Nunes has cancelled all meetings for the week.
- The swamp Trump promised to drain is healthy enough to qualify for wetlands restoration tax credits. His cabinet possesses a combined horde of wealth more than the totality of one-third of all of the American people. In earlier days, that kind of wealth inequality would be resolved with a guillotine and a loaf of french bread as the palace was looted.
- Frank Schaeffer gives us a path out, and the only way the Democrats can win back the White House and Congress, by throwing a lit match into the gas can of anger. If you read only one item in today’s Trump Damage Report, read this.
- Trump’s budget proposal will damage efforts to curtail veteran homelessness, thanks to eliminating the entire US Interagency Council on Homelessness.
- Nate Cohn does a deep dive on the losses the Clinton campaign faced in certain voter blocs that cost the election. As a precautionary measure and to avoid future heartache, both political parties should commit to two lowest possible restrictions for any nominees for future presidential campaigns. 1. The candidate must be liked by a majority of people. 2. The candidate should not be under FBI investigation. Neither party candidate would have passed muster under these requirements, for the better.
- Trump signed an order today rolling back environmental regulations to make it easier for coal companies to choke you and your family out, poisoning you over an extended period of time. “Die. All of you, die.” he says in his head as he signs the bill eviscerating regulations that stand between you and cancer.
TAXPAYER COST FOR TRUMP’S LIFESTYLE TO DATE, AS OF MARCH 28TH, 2017: $90,885,714.02
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