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Remember When They Would Deny This Even Happened?

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There was a time when Trump and the people working for him would deny that this sort of thing even happened. There were always denials, and they have turned out to be complete and utter lies.

1. July 26, 2016: "I mean, I have nothing to do with Russia. I don't have any jobs in Russia. I'm all over the world but we're not involved in Russia," Trump tells CBS4.

2. July 26, 2016: "For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia," Trump tweets.

3. Oct. 6, 2016: During the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton says Russia is trying to help elect Trump, "maybe because he wants to do business in Moscow." Trump calls this assessment "so ridiculous," adding, "I know nothing about Russia ... I don't deal there."

4. Oct. 24, 2016: "I have nothing to do with Russia folks, I'll give you a written statement," Trump says at a campaign rally.

5. Jan. 11, 2017: Trump tells reporters that he has "no deals that could happen in Russia because we've stayed away," adding that he could "make deals in Russia very easily" but "I just don't want to because I think that would be a conflict."

6. Jan. 11, 2017: "Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!," Trump tweets.

7. Feb. 7, 2017: Trump tweets, "I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy."

8. May 11, 2017: Trump tells NBC News that he has "nothing to do with Russia," other than the fact that he "sold a house to a very wealthy Russian many years ago" and hosted the Miss Universe pageant there once.

Each and every one of those denials was delivered over two years after Trump had his picture taken with Lev Parnas in 2014. These denials were used to deflect criticism from Trump and his campaign for the presidency. They were used to throw investigators and reporters off of his trail in the early months of his “administration.”

We take it for granted now that Trump has seedy and illegal ties with people from Russia, or from that part of the world, or from a vast underbelly of criminal contacts that has links to Russia and its kleptocracy. I guess we now have our own kleptocratic government, and it never seems to register with the American people.

Trump is a straight up dirty criminal gangster. He’s got his head buried in the Russia mafia’s ass. Hello, Trump has business ties with Russia that are being used to manipulate and control his behavior.

Is this thing on?

Hello?

President Crazy Pants

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These are just the latest things that our crazy president said today:

President Donald Trump on Sunday escalated his rebuke of the anonymous whistleblower at the center of the mounting Ukraine controversy after House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry against him, asserting that he deserves to "meet my accuser."

"Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called 'Whistleblower,' represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way," Trump tweeted before taking aim at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff who confirmed earlier Sunday there is a tentative agreement for the whistleblower to testify before his committee.

"His lies were made in perhaps the most blatant and sinister manner ever seen in the great Chamber. He wrote down and read terrible things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States. I want Schiff questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason," Trump said.

This is not an “escalation” of a “rebuke.” This is actually witness intimidation and obstruction of justice. What we’re witnessing is proof that the media can’t cover Trump because they’re not equipped to analyze what he’s saying and reach the proper conclusions. These are still statements by the President of the United States of America, and they are dutifully bound by the rules of journalism to issue reports to the American people about what they president has said in as solemn and as respectful a manner as possible.

Bullshit.

The man is stone crazy. He’s threatening people with death. Whenever he says “treason,” it means he thinks the person who committed an imagined transgression against him should be executed.

Everyone knows Trump is crazy. Every Republican who enables him is as much a part of the problem as Trump himself. They are paralyzed with the fear of losing power and influence to do anything about it. What should happen is that the Republicans should get together and say, “what’s good for the country? Removing him from office and throwing him out of the party? Okay, let’s do it.”

They won’t.

They are too compromised. There is no escape hatch. They are bound to the mast of a sinking ship, and all the knives went overboard years ago.

America’s only hope is to systematically throw every single Republican out of elective office as soon as humanly possible.