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The DOJ is still fighting to help Donald Trump and Bill Barr, but Merrick Garland could make it stop
Mark Sumner

As more evidence surfaces, showing how former attorney general William Barr worked to make sure that the Mueller investigation couldn’t touch Donald Trump, the current Department of Justice is put in a very ugly position. Even as a federal judge makes clear that Barr’s “summary” of the Mueller report badly misrepresented the true contents, and hints that the decision not to charge Trump with obstruction was anything but the result of careful deliberation, the DOJ is fighting in court in an effort to keep the truth about these decisions hidden. Over two years after Barr released his summary, Americans are still forced to squint at heavily redacted documents, or draw conclusions by looking at secondhand documents filed in defense of these actions. The truth of what Barr did remains maddeningly oblique.

It’s far from the only thing that happened over the last four years that’s still being hidden unnecessarily, and certainly not the only battle the DOJ is fighting to defend actions that generated active harm to the nation. As The Washington Post reported on Friday evening, the Justice Department has asked another judge to toss a quartet of lawsuits involving Barr’s ordering a violent clearing of peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square so that Trump could walk across the street and hold an upside-down Bible—bizarrely—above his head.


The DOJ is trying to make this an issue about “presidential safety,” but Trump’s safety was never in question. It was the safety of everyone else, those people who were exercising Constitutional rights to assemble that were already constrained by both fences and the presence of overwhelming military force, who suffered harm that day. What would most benefit the nation is not just a full investigation of what happened on the day of Trump’s Bible walk, but the DOJ stepping aside so these cases can go forward. Because there are questions here that desperately need serious answers.
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The DOJ’s argument to U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich is that the lawsuits—from the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, other civil liberties groups, and some of the individual protesters harmed that day—is that “Trump and other U.S. officials are immune from civil lawsuits over police actions taken to protect a president and to secure his movements,.”

Only Trump was absolutely secure. Nothing that was happening in Lafayette Square on June 1, 2020 in any way posed a danger to Trump. The problem was that Trump simply told Barr that he wanted to be
over there, where the roughly 1,000 protestors were standing. With that, Barr ordered a violent assault on the square and associated park: A force that included not just local law enforcement, but Secret Service, Park Police, and Arlington County Police, fired pepper balls, rubber bullets, and tear gas. Horse-mounted officers pushed aggressively into the crowd, swinging batons as a mass of club-wielding officers came on. Then Trump—accompanied by not just Barr but General Mark Miley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—walked across the street to a church, waved a Bible around for a photo-op, and walked back home.

There is a difference between protecting the president, and saying that the president can go wherever he wants, for the most trivial of reasons, no matter how many people are harmed. Or at least, there should be. There is also a huge difference between what happened on June 1, and what happened on Jan. 6. This wasn’t a police line overwhelmed by a huge and violence crowd; this was a peaceful crowd that was overwhelmed by a violence police assault. That assault was ordered by Barr and Trump
for no good reason.

For the DOJ to argue that this is an issue of protecting presidential safety isn’t just disingenuous, it’s dishonest. If upheld, it’s a license to end any protest by simply pointing at it and declaring that the president would like to stand
over there.

Are there legitimate issues here surrounding the extents of protest and the actions of police, especially considering that earlier, on the evening of May 29, 2020, a number of Secret Service agents were injured by a group that did push past security boundaries? Absolutely. That’s why the best answer to these lawsuits is not to dismiss them, but to have them fully play out in court. Especially in light of the events over the last year, everyone needs to have a better idea of the real limits on both protesters and police. That won’t happen if the cases are dismissed.

Of course, there is someone who can address this: Attorney General Merrick Garland could simply order DOJ attorneys to stand down. That doesn’t mean surrendering the idea that the government should defend the president, or that all internal discussions should be subject to outside scrutiny. That means allowing these cases to go forward, so that the judiciary can break this logjam and define limits that give people inside and outside the government a firmer position for the future.



 
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No one can ever claim that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) doesn’t know how to attract media attention.
Of late, Paul has centered that effort on challenging scientific orthodoxy on the coronavirus pandemic. He’s gotten into repeated public arguments with the government’s top infectious-disease expert, the National Institutes of Health’s Anthony S. Fauci. He’s vocally rejected the coronavirus vaccine in favor of the natural immunity he got when he contracted the virus last year. In short, he’s become an anchor of pandemic skepticism in the Senate.

On Thursday evening, though, he intertwined that approach to government science with his long-standing opposition to government spending. In a speech from the Senate floor, he drew attention to taxpayer-funded research that he presented as unnecessary and superfluous.

“Perhaps if we wanted them to reform,” he said, “we would say to the National Science Foundation, instead of increasing your budget 68 percent, why don’t [we] reduce their budget 10 percent and say behave better? Why don’t we reform how they pick their committees?”

“So, for example,” he continued, “if you want to study cocaine and you want to study Japanese quail using cocaine and you want to know if they’re more sexually promiscuous, you want to know how you get approval for funding? You call up your other buddies that study cocaine in animals and you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got this great new study, would you guys like to join in it and be my peer review committee?’ So it’s actually — the ridiculous studies that we discover, they’re being voted on by people who are selected by people doing the studies.”

He even had a hard-to-miss visual, depicting a quail with its head buried in a pile of white powder, Scarface-like.

For the moment, let’s set aside the actual content of Paul’s objection. Let me instead bolster my original point, about Paul’s understanding of how to make a compelling media moment. For, you see, Paul offered a version of this same pitch earlier this week. The gist of the argument was the same — giving cocaine to birds?!? —............
 

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The One With the Republican Party’s Hard Turn Against Democracy
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Shots in arms. Money in pockets. Smilin’ Joe Biden’s approval rating holdin’ steady, even rising. Shit, if it wasn’t for all the crazed, violent white supremacists poppin’ up all over the place, we’d be on the brink of the best summer ever. Well, let’s chronicle this shit and get on with the weekend, huh?.....
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I see Rick Santorum finally got fired from CNN for being openly, casually white supremacist. That would probably be better news in a country without so many powerful media outlets where you can’t get a job without being openly, casually white supremacist. Still, every time one of these creeps gets taint-punted out of polite society, an angel gets his wings.........
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Anybody else starting to hear Vincent Price’s voice when they read stories describing what pollsters are learning about the actually-we-LIKE-being-Nazis Republican base? That more than half of ‘em still think Tangerine Idi Amin won the election? That, by the millions, they’re becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of using violence as a handy little America-greatening tool?

Oh, and the cult of QAnon is now as large as a major religion. I would advise against thinking about that as you’re trying to fall asleep.

Life in America is fast becoming this fun lil’ game where you try to get through your day-to-day life without accidentally wandering into one of these maniacs’ line of fire at the moment the maggots finally gnaw through the last cell in the part of the brain that talks you out of homicidal outbursts.

It would be really awesome if I were exaggerating for comic (or even dramatic) effect, but no, little stories like “crazy lady drives SUV into crowded vaccination tent” keep appearing, have you noticed that? The would-be murderess in question here claimed she was “protesting the vaccine.” You can reverse-engineer the way the wingnut media bubble broke this woman’s brain, can’tcha? Lil’ anti-science screeching, lil’ equating-protests-with-violence, and a sprinkle of heavily-publicized-red-state-laws-decriminalizing-vehicular-assault on top. Lots more of this shit to look forward to, folks. Wheeeeee...........
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Meanwhile Ron DeSantis, in his ongoing quest to prove to MAGA Nation that he and only he is the Fashiest of Them All, signed a demented little law designed to punish social media companies for deplatforming politicians over negligible transgressions like “inciting racist mob violence” and “spreading lethal public health disinformation.” Cool law, Ron........
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Republicans’re certainly light on deeply-held principles these days, but expect the years ahead to contain many a crocodile-tear-soaked speech defending the Sacred First Amendment Right to Steal Your Megaphone So I Can Lie Louder. Why lookie here, noted sex trafficker Matthew Louis Gaetz II is already PUBLICLY CALLING FOR MURDERin the name of this entirely-fabricated perceived persecution.

And the path from Straight ****in’ Lie to Hey What You Should Do is Go Kill Some Democrats is only gonna keep getting shorter, folks.

Perhaps I’m being unfair. They’ve probably got lotsa principles. Ooo! Here’s one: “Power may only be wielded by our party, and any election results to the contrary, however decisive, are inherently invalid.” And sure, if you nerds want to get all technical about stuff, that’s essentially autocracy, but if you don’t like it, I’m sure we can find a spot for you in a nice, cozy work camp.........
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In Arizona, Republicans voted to strip the Secretary of State’s office of its powers to oversee elections, but only for the duration of the current term, because Democrat Katie Hobbs currently occupies the post, y’see, having won it in a free and fair election. Hobbs refuses to play ball when it comes to the Big Lie and the poo-flinging howler monkey “audit,” so **** the will of the electorate that specifically chose her to carry out these duties, right?

Now, gerrymandering allows the minoritarian GOP to seize and hold power in quite a few states, but even so, every now and then, the peasants manage to make their voices heard directly, through statewide ballot measures, and boy howdy, our would-be overlords do not like that shit. So naturally, they’re trying to crush the entire process out of existence, because ruling with the consent of the governed is for CUCKS.

(If you want to see some real Orwell-on-a-meth-bender shit, check out the utterly deranged rationale the Mississippi Supreme Court used to steal folks’ right to govern themselves.)

And then there’s Texas, where the theocrat tyrants runnin’ the joint seem hellbent on translating Pat Robertson’s spank bank directly into legislative text. Abortion laws straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale, gun laws custom-engineered to manufacture mass murder, Silly Rabbit, Voting is for White People suppression, even a bit of mindless jingoism thrown in for flavor and still Lt. Governor Dan “Send the Olds to the Soylent Factory Already” Patrick threw a shitfit because his gang of fanatics ran out of time before they could throw any state-mandated anti-transgender discrimination on the campfire.

(By the way, they’re pulling all this culture war crap to chase the liberals out of their steadily-purpling state, to save in turn their precious advantage in the Electoral College.).........
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San Jose hosted one of the most horrific of 2021’s 232 mass shootings (more by the time you read this, surely), as the nation’s psychotic, domineering gun culture makes up for all those lost months when the global pandemic made it difficult to find crowds large enough to be worthy of slaughter........
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Wee Donnie One-Term might not have a political office or a social media platform or a brain capable of figuring out how umbrellas work, but what he does have is a grand jury looking into his history of fiscal ****ery. Seems Manhattan DA Cy Vance has the receipts, (and the tax returns...and Allen Weisselberg’s nuts in a vise...) and you know there’s at least one iPhone screen in Mar-a-Lago cracking to pieces under the panicked pounding of tiny, inadequate fingers attempting to google “an ex-President gets one last pardon, for old time’s sake, right?”.....
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Some folks’re giddy with anticipation, now that Amazon’s acquisition of MGM means Jeff Bezos is (probably) the proud owner of the fabled Apprentice outtakes, allegedly overflowing with footage of Hairplug Himmler openly using slurs instead of his usual dog-whistle-drenched vernacular of plausible deniability. I confess, I doubt the release of these clips would change much; while we’re certainly in no danger of running out of indignant protestations about how maliciously unfair it is to call Republicans racist, you’d have to travel to the most isolated corners of the Amazon (the other one) to find human beings who don’t understand that bigotry is Trump and Trumpism’s SOLE selling point........
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There’s something horrifyingly adorable (adorrifying?) about watching once-powerful “traditional” Republicans try to stand up to the out-of-control hate mob their party has become, only to discover every muscle anywhere near the spinal column has atrophied. Minority “Leader” McCarthy managed to sputter out an anemic “hey, couldja do me a solid and stop comparing shit to the Holocaust, Marjorie?” and Q’s favorite congressfreak responded with precisely the sort of grace and contrition any rational person would have seen coming a mile away. I feel like the snake/frog story gets told a lot these days...doesn’t seem to’ve sunk in.

Paul Ryan somehow managed to chirp his own half-assed condemnation of “the populist appeal of one personality,” without the sack to even mention Trump by name, like some sad, trembling, one-chapter Harry Potter character. Gosh Paul, if only you sat on the board of Fox News or somethin’, you might have the power to, I dunno, influence the discourse?..........
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As expected, Senate Republicans successfully filibustered a bipartisan bill that would have created a bipartisan congressional commission to investigate the events of January 6th, 2021.

Hmmm. Naw, that ain’t it. If you truly prefer your coverage so milquetoast, watch Chuck Todd*. Here at Shower Cap’s Blog, we strive for something a little more honest. Let’s try this again:

As expected, Senate Republicans, in open collaboration with their increasingly fascist party’s terrorist wing, abused the powers of their offices and Congress’ arcane procedural Calvinball rulebook to cover up their own complicity in the most heinous terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, because there is nothing, NOTHING they value over their own greasy grip on power; not the security of the homeland, not the values enshrined the U.S. Constitution, not even the lives of the Capitol law enforcement officers who risked and even gave everything to protect their craven asses from the bloodthirsty mob they themselves incited.

What assholes.

Mitch McConnell allegedly asked members of his caucus to vote no as a “personal favor,” and folks, I feel like if you find yourself in relationships with people who ask you to support terrorist violence in service to overthrowing and ending democracy in America, you should probably be big enough to admit that you’ve made some bad choices. Seriously. Please wander out into the desert to wrestle with your shit ASAP, because the point of no return has become distressingly discernible of late.

In a civilized society, not one of these colluding cowards would be able to so much as order a McFlurry without every decent American for miles shouting SHUT YOUR NAZI WHORE MOUTH, TRAITOR in unison until they slink away in shame.

Meanwhile, insurrectionist tooth jockey/sitting U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar wants to make a martyr of Ashli Babbitt, who got her fool ass killed doin’ all that terrorism she chose t’do. Call me old-fashioned, but when I see elected officials in the United States of America behaving like the leaders of ISIS and al-Qaeda, I get a little peevish. Anyway, I’m sure Minority Leader Chamberlain is far too busy not disciplining Gaetz and Taylor Greene to do anything about the other Nazi in his caucus.

So yeah, the theme this week** is that the whole dang Republican Party, top to bottom, is pretty much done with the whole “democracy” thing. You’re unlikely to find any inspirational cat posters in their offices these days, but if you catch ‘em at just the right moment, you’ll notice the glamor shot of Alexander Lukashenko on the edge of the desk, it’s the one they stare at longingly, whispering “soon, soon.”........

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Have I brought back the ol’ VOTE IN THE GODDAMN MIDTERMS catchphrase yet? Because y’all really need to VOTE IN THE GODDAMN MIDTERMS, what with dirtbag authoritarianism bein’ on the rise at home and abroad n’ all.

Lordy, that’s more than enough for now. May your weekend bring beer, brats, and meaningful reflection on the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. I’ll be back to talk about more Nazi shit in a week. Stay safe out there, friends.

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PS - I think maybe the Proud Boys are trying to take over the Nevada state GOP but I wasn’t sure I should mention it. Oh, and an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre was cancelled over threats of white supremacist violence. But it would be wrong to teach kids in school that America has a racism problem.
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* Do not, under any circumstances, actually watch Chuck Todd.


** Kinda like last week. And the week before that. And the week before that. And…
 
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  • when he incited an insurrection against the government, mismanaged a pandemic that killed nearly half a million Americans, separated children from their families,
  • lost those children in the bureaucracy, tear-gassed peaceful protesters on Lafayette Square so he could hold a photo op holding a Bible in front of a church, tried to block all Muslims from entering the country, got impeached, got impeached again,
  • had the worst jobs record of any president in modern history, pressured Ukraine to dig dirt on Joe Biden, fired the FBI director for investigating his ties to Russia, bragged about firing the FBI director on TV, took Vladimir Putin’s word over the US intelligence community,
  • diverted military funding to build his wall, caused the longest government shutdown in US history, called Black Lives Matter a “symbol of hate,” lied nearly 30,000 times, banned transgender people from serving in the military,
  • ejected reporters from the White House briefing room who asked tough questions, vetoed the defense funding bill because it renamed military bases named for Confederate soldiers, refused to release his tax returns, increased the national debt by nearly $8 trillion,
  • had three of the highest annual trade deficits in U.S. history, called veterans and soldiers who died in combat losers and suckers, coddled the leader of Saudi Arabia after he ordered the execution and dismembering of a US-based journalist, refused to concede the 2020 election,
  • hired his unqualified daughter and son-in-law to work in the White House, walked out of an interview with Lesley Stahl, called neo-Nazis “very fine people,” suggested that people should inject bleach into their bodies to fight COVID, abandoned our allies the Kurds to Turkey,
  • pushed through massive tax cuts for the wealthiest but balked at helping working Americans, incited anti-lockdown protestors in several states at the height of the pandemic, withdrew the US from the Paris climate accords, withdrew the US from the Iranian nuclear deal, withdrew
  • withdrew the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership which was designed to block China’s advances, insulted his own Cabinet members on Twitter, pushed the leader of Montenegro out of the way during a photo op, failed to reiterate US commitment to defending NATO allies, called Haiti
  • and African nations “shithole” countries, called the city of Baltimore the “worst in the nation,” claimed that he single handedly brought back the phrase “Merry Christmas” even though it hadn’t gone anywhere, forced his Cabinet members to praise him publicly like some cult leader
  • believed he should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, berated and belittled his hand-picked Attorney General when he recused himself from the Russia probe, suggested the US should buy Greenland, colluded with Mitch McConnell to push through federal judges and two Supreme Court
  • justices after supporting efforts to prevent his predecessor from appointing judges, repeatedly called the media “enemies of the people,” claimed that if we tested fewer people for COVID we’d have fewer cases, violated the emoluments clause, thought that Nambia was a country,
  • told Bob Woodward in private that the coronavirus was a big deal but then downplayed it in public, called his exceedingly faithful vice president a “p---y” for following the Constitution, nearly got us into a war with Iran after threatening them by tweet, nominated a corrupt head
  • the EPA, nominated a corrupt head of HHS, nominated a corrupt head of the Interior Department, nominated a corrupt head of the USDA, praised dictators and authoritarians around the world while criticizing allies, refused to allow the presidential transition to begin, insulted war
  • hero John McCain – even after his death, spent an obscene amount of time playing golf after criticizing Barack Obama for playing (far less) golf while president, falsely claimed that he won the 2016 popular vote, called the Muslim mayor of London a “stone cold loser,” falsely
  • claimed that he won the 2016 popular vote, called the Muslim mayor of London a “stone cold loser,” falsely claimed that he turned down being Time’s Man of the Year, considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller on several occasions, mocked wearing face masks to guard against
  • transmitting COVID, locked Congress out of its constitutional duty to confirm Cabinet officials by hiring acting ones, used a racist dog whistle by calling COVID the “China virus,” hired and associated with numerous shady figures that were eventually convicted
  • of federal offenses including his campaign manager and national security adviser, pardoned several of his shady associates, gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to two congressman who amplified his batshit crazy conspiracy theories,
  • got into telephone fight with the leader of Australia(!), had a Secretary of State who called him a moron, forced his press secretary to claim without merit that his was the largest inauguration crowd in history, botched the COVID vaccine rollout,
  • tweeted so much dangerous propaganda that Twitter eventually banned him, charged the Secret Service jacked-up rates at his properties, constantly interrupted Joe Biden in their first presidential debate, claimed that COVID would “magically” disappear, called a U.S. Senator
  • “Pocahontas,” used his Twitter account to blast Nordstrom when it stopped selling Ivanka’s merchandise, opened up millions of pristine federal lands to development and drilling, got into a losing tariff war with China that forced US taxpayers to bail out farmers,
  • claimed that his losing tariff war was a win for the US, ignored or didn’t even take part in daily intelligence briefings, blew off honoring American war dead in France because it was raining, redesigned Air Force One to look like the Trump Shuttle, got played by Kim Jung Un and
  • his “love letters,” threatened to go after social media companies in clear violation of the Constitution, botched the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans when he finally visited them, pressured the governor and secretary of state of
  • Part 2 cont…
  • Georgia to “find” him votes, thought that the Virgin islands had a President, drew on a map with a Sharpie to justify his inaccurate tweet that Alabama was threatened by a hurricane, allowed White House staff to use personal email accounts for official businesses after blasting
  • Hillary Clinton for doing the same thing, rolled back regulations that protected the public from mercury and asbestos, pushed regulators to waste time studying snake-oil remedies for COVID, rolled back regulations that stopped coal companies from dumping waste into rivers
  • held blatant campaign rallies at the White House, tried to take away millions of Americans’ health insurance because the law was named for a Black man, refused to attend his successors’ inauguration, nominated the worst Education Secretary in history
  • threatened judges who didn’t do what he wanted, attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, promised that Mexico would pay for the wall (it didn’t), allowed political hacks to overrule government scientists on major reports on climate change and other issues,
  • struggled navigating a ramp after claiming his opponent was feeble, called an African-American Congresswoman “low IQ,” threatened to withhold federal aid from states and cities with Democratic leaders, went ahead with rallies filled with maskless supporters in the middle of a
  • pandemic, claimed that legitimate investigations of his wrongdoing were “witch hunts,” seemed to demonstrate a belief that there were airports during the American Revolution, demanded “total loyalty” from the FBI director,
  • praised a conspiracy theory that Democrats are Satanic pedophiles, completely gutted the Voice of America, placed a political hack in charge of the Postal Service, claimed without evidence that the Obama administration bugged Trump Tower,
  • suggested that the US should allow more people from places like Norway into the country, suggested that COVID wasn’t that bad because he recovered with the help of top government doctors and treatments not available to the public,
  • overturned energy conservation standards that even industry supported, reduced the number of refugees the US accepts, insulted various members of Congress and the media with infantile nicknames,
  • gave Rush Limbaugh a Presidential medal of Freedom at the State of the Union address, named as head of federal personnel a 29-year old who’d previously been fired from the White House for allegations of financial improprieties, eliminated the White House office of pandemic respon
  • used soldiers as campaign props, fired any advisor who made the mistake of disagreeing with him, demanded the Pentagon throw him a Soviet-style military parade, hired a shit ton of white nationalists, politicized the civil service, did absolutely nothing after Russia hacked US
  • falsely said the Boy Scouts called him to say his bizarre Jamboree speech was the best speech ever given to the Scouts, claimed that Black people would overrun the suburbs if Biden won, insulted reporters of color, insulted women reporters, insulted women reporters of color,
  • suggested he was fine with China’s oppression of the Uighurs, attacked the Supreme Court when it ruled against him, summoned Pennsylvania state legislative leaders to the White House to pressure them to overturn the election, spent countless hours every day watching Fox News,
  • refused to allow his administration to comply with Congressional subpoenas, hired Rudy Giuliani as his lawyer, tried to punish Amazon because the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post wrote negative stories about him, acted as if the Attorney General of the United States was his
  • personal attorney, attempted to get the federal government to defend him in a libel lawsuit from a women who accused him of sexual assault, held private meetings with Vladimir Putin without staff present,
  • didn’t disclose his private meetings with Vladimir Putin so that the US had to find out via Russian media, stopped holding press briefings for months at a time, “ordered” US companies to leave China even though he has no such power,
  • led a political party that couldn’t even be bothered to draft a policy platform, claimed preposterously that Article II of the Constitution gave him absolute powers, tried to pressure the U.K. to hold the British Open at his golf course,
  • suggested that the government nuke hurricanes, suggested that wind turbines cause cancer, said that he had a special aptitude for science, fired the head of election cyber security after he said that the 2020 election was secure,
  • blurted out classified information to Russian officials, tried to force the G7 to hold their meeting at his failing golf resort in Florida, fired the acting attorney general when she refused to go along with his unconstitutional Muslim travel ban, hired Stephen Miller,
  • openly discussed national security issues in the dining room at Mar-a-Lago where everyone could hear them, interfered with plans to relocate the FBI because a new development there might compete with his hotel, abandoned Iraqi refugees who’d helped the U.S. during the war,
  • tried to get Russia back into the G7, held a COVID super spreader event in the Rose Garden, seemed to believe that Frederick Douglass is still alive, lost 60 election fraud cases in court including before judges he had nominated,
  • falsely claimed that factories were reopening when they weren’t, shamelessly exploited terror attacks in Europe to justify his anti-immigrant policies, still hasn’t come up with a healthcare plan, still hasn’t come up with an infrastructure plan despite repeated “Infrastructure,”
  • forced Secret Service agents to drive him around Walter Reed while contagious with COVID, told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” ****ed up the Census, withdrew the U.S. from the World Health Organization in the middle of a pandemic
  • did so few of his duties that his press staff were forced to state on his daily schedule “President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings,” allowed his staff to repeatedly violate the Hatch Act,
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  • seemed not to know that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, stood before sacred CIA wall of heroes and bragged about his election win, constantly claimed he was treated worse than any president which presumably includes four that were assassinated and his predecessor
  • whose legitimacy and birthplace were challenged by a racist reality TV show star named Donald Trump, claimed Andrew Jackson could’ve stopped the Civil War even though he died 16 years before it happened, said that any opinion poll showing him behind was fake,
  • claimed that other countries laughed at us before he became president when several world leaders were literally laughing at him, claimed that the military was out of ammunition before he became President, created a commission to whitewash American history,
  • retweeted anti-Islam videos from one of the most racist people in Britain, claimed ludicrously that the Pulse nightclub shooting wouldn’t have happened if someone there had a gun even though there was an armed security guard there,
  • hired a senior staffer who cited the non-existent Bowling Green Massacre as a reason to ban Muslims, had a press secretary who claimed that Nazi Germany never used chemical weapons
  • even though every sane human being knows they used gas to kill millions of Jews and others, bilked the Secret Service for higher than market rates when they had to stay at Trump properties, apparently sold pardons on his way out of the White House, stripped protective status from
  • 59,000 Haitians, falsely claimed Biden wanted to defund the police, said that the head of the CDC didn’t know what he was talking about, tried to rescind protection from DREAMers, gave himself an A+ for his handling of the pandemic, tried to start a boycott of Goodyear tires
  • due to an Internet hoax, said U.S. rates of COVID would be lower if you didn’t count blue states, deported U.S. veterans who served their country but were undocumented, claimed he did more for African Americans than any president since Lincoln, touted a “super-duper”
  • secret “hydrosonic” missile which may or may not be a new “hypersonic” missile or may not exist at all, retweeted a gif calling Biden a pedophile, forced through security clearances for his family, suggested that police officers should rough up suspects, suggested that
  • Biden was on performance-enhancing drugs, tried to stop transgender students from being able to use school bathrooms in line with their gender, suggested the US not accept COVID patients from a cruise ship because it would make US numbers look higher, nominated a
  • climate change sceptic to chair the committee advising the White House on environmental policy, retweeted a video doctored to look like Biden had played a song called “**** tha Police” at a campaign event, hugged a disturbingly large number of U.S. flags, accused Democrats of
  • “treason” for not applauding his State of the Union address, claimed that the FBI failed to capture the Parkland school shooter because they were “spending too much time” on Russia, mocked the testimony of Dr Christine Blasey Ford when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual
  • assault, obsessed over low-flow toilets, ordered the rerelease of more COVID vaccines when there weren’t any to release, called for the construction of a bizarre garden of heroes with statutes of famous dead Americans as well as at least one Canadian (Alex Trebek),
  • hijacked Washington’s July 4th celebrations to give a partisan speech, took advice from the MyPillow guy, claimed that migrants seeking a better life in the US were dangerous caravans of drug dealers and rapists, said nothing when Vladimir Putin poisoned a leading opposition,
  • never seemed to heed the advice of his wife’s “Be Best” campaign, falsely claimed that mail-in voting is fraudulent, announced a precipitous withdrawal of troops from Syria which not only handed Russia and ISIS a win but also prompted his defense secretary
  • to resign in protest, insulted the leader of Canada, insulted the leader of France, insulted the leader of Britain, insulted the leader of Germany, insulted the leader of Sweden (Sweden!!), falsely claimed credit for getting NATO members to increase their share of dues, blew off
  • two Asia summits even though they were held virtually, continued lying about spending lots of time at Ground Zero with 9/11 responders, said that the Japanese would sit back and watch their “Sony televisions” if the US were ever attacked,
  • left a NATO summit early in a huff, stared directly into an eclipse even though everyone over the age of 5 knows not to do that, called himself a very stable genius despite significant evidence to the contrary,
  • refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and kept his promise, and a whole bunch of other things I can’t remember at the moment.
  • Please share. This is how history books will read, because these are PROVABLE FACTS!
  • Truth