The president of the United States has been caught on tape trying to rig a presidential election. This is a low point in American history and unquestionably impeachable conduct. It is incontrovertible and devastating. -Noah Bookbinder, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, Washington, DC
Hard to cry "Fake News" when it's on tape. He will, though, and his sick brainwashed supporters will buy it. The whole thing is worse than the Nixon tapes.
I'll say it again: When that sleazebag Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, most likely as part of the deal to become his successor, it sent a message to all future presidents and everyone else that "all is permissible." Not only that but it should have been immediately investigated and judged to be the raw abuse of presidential power that it was. It wasn't the first example of presidential corruption, not by a long shot, but it sent a signal, not only through the cesspool of Washington, DC but throughout our society as a whole, right down to our elementary school classrooms filled with impressionable youth. The American legal system has been suffering and overburdened ever since. This is why Gerald Ford should be seen as one of the biggest villains in our history as a country. Thanks to Gerald Ford, Donald Trump was bound to happen.
So, here we are. We have Donald Trump pardoning murderers, embezzlers, traitors... you name it. We now even have him indulging himself in election fraud in another one of his patented "perfect" phone calls, on tape. I can't wait 'til we see the footage of endless republican $enators being asked what they thought of Dirtbag Trump's weekend phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he begged the guy, begged like a dog, to "Find 11,780 votes" that would give him Georgia. What our mobster president did was illegal. It even violated the laws of Georgia and he could have been arrested for it as he stepped off the plane and stepped onto Georgia soil yesterday, but, of course, he wasn't.
You will see, if you haven't seen it by the time this is posted, an endless line of Republican $enators, Representative$, and other officials saying "I haven't heard the tape, so no comment." Or, maybe some other them will just step up their gait to escape the microphones they usually flock to like maggots running to a rotted tree lying on the ground. Besides, they are intent on their sedition and treason of trying to overturn an election and any notions of democracy itself.
All those cries of rigging and fraud from Trump and his supporters are yet again proven to be stunning examples of projection. You have to know there have been other phone calls to officials of other states just like the one to Secretary Raffensperger. This one just happened to be recorded and we got to actually hear it. What else have these Republicans in Congress and the White House been hiding? What other tapes have been destroyed in the White House incinerator or elsewhere? We know Trump confiscated the notes to his meetings with Kim and Putin. We know why too. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. All you have to know is what kind of people Trump, his family, and his associates like Moscow Mitch, Betsy DeVos, Devin Nunes, Lindsey Graham, Mike Pence and all the rest are. Imagine the calls with Putin. Imagine the calls with Kim. Imagine the calls with Chiiiinnaaa. You can be all but guaranteed that, whatever you imagine, it won't be as ugly as the reality. We are left with two questions, though. One, Who made this recording? Two. Why is this one the one we are hearing?
I have to laugh at anyone who pretends to be shocked or says they're shocked by the Reffensperger tape. We all knew what Trump is. All of this was pre-approved and encouraged by those Autocracy Party members in the House and $enate who dream of their place in a Trump-led autocracy. They knew what Trump is and embraced that. They knew where this would go and embraced that as well. They took that knowledge and voted not to impeach Trump, and those 53 $enators who voted not to remove him back on February 5, 2020, a day that will live in infamy just like the day of another attack on America, are the worst accessories to the crimes of Trump and Trumpism. The Republican Party is fully complicit and proud of that. People died for the right to vote and those who have voted for Trump have abused their blood-earned privilege more than any of us.
The Asswipe Politician class in Washington, DC spends more of our hard-earned tax dollars investigating blow jobs than war crimes, sedition, treason, and Trump's blatant attempts at election fraud. What about 2016? What phone calls were there then? Even the phone records are probably "disappeared."
Trump should have been impeached again yesterday and should be removed by the $enate today. To not do this is to invite some future criminal president, one with a higher IQ, to top Trump in his heinousness. But, it won't happen. This is just another, especially egregious, example of Washington taking care of its own. Instead, we're probably going to see two weeks, if not more, of Trump dressed up as a generalisimo and leading his troops of heavily armed incels, domestic terrorists, and crackpots to the Capitol Building, and do god knows what else. Trump should be immediately cuffed, bound and dragged out of the White House today. Ditto, the kids, cabinet, wife, and staff (Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and others of the inner circle were on the call); everyone of them, and check the damn closets. You'll probably find a defiant but disheveled Kayleigh McEnany cowering in one of them.