Today our country, or most of it, came to a sort of 3 hour stand still while we were all riveted to the television watching James Comey testify in Washington DC. Everyone wanted to hear what he had to tell us about his meetings with Trump, about his being fired by Trump and anything else he could tell us about what the hell was going on with Trump and Russia.
What I took away from listening to Comey was that we are going to be dealing with a “he said, he said” situation here. It’s his word against Trumps. We know one is an outright liar here. One is NOT telling the truth. I find it very, very hard to believe that a man who has served 3 presidents now, and who never had any problem until he started investigating the Russian interference in our elections would be the liar. No, I believe that it is our current President that is lying through his teeth to the American public, to his constituents and to the whole world. Comey says that Trump claims to have tapes of their meetings, I hope that he does and that he produces them, I want to hear those tapes. So does everyone else I am sure. But I suspect that those tapes have long been destroyed or hidden. Trump will not chance producing them now. He knows he will be caught in the lies for sure.
Half of Comey’s testimony was behind closed doors, in a classified environment. We didn’t get to see or hear that. But one thing that came out of it was the revelation that Jeff Sessions, our current Attorney General, had a 3rd meeting with the Russians….this guy is going to resign this week…betcha. He is dirty; very dirty. And he knows it.
Comey also confirmed, with no doubt at all, that the Russians DID INDEED interfere with the 2016 Presidential election, and other elections as well. And they did it in a MAJOR way. This has been confirmed by 17 security agencies, including the FBI. THIS is something that we all need to be the most concerned with, because they will do this again with the 2018 and 2020 elections as well. Comey tried very hard today to make that point very clear. And he would know this information for sure, as he was the head of that investigation until he was fired.
It’s very hard to be an American citizen right now. And I have always been a very proud American; proud of my country and of our standing in the world. But right now we have become the laughing stock of the world. Great Britain won’t even host our President for a visit, saying why would they roll out the red carpet for someone who has such opposite views and who is insulting their people, like Trump did to the mayor of London after the other day’s terrorist attack? I don’t blame them one bit, I wouldn’t give the guy any special treatment or welcome him into my home either. He’s made me ashamed to be an American who is represented by such a hateful, ignorant, and pompous ass. He has made us look selfish with his “America First” rhetoric and policies. He pulls us out of the Paris Climate Agreement and puts us in a category with countries like Syria and Nicaragua…yeah, just who we want to be classed with. He pushes his way to the front, shoving other world leaders aside so that HE can be in the front and center of any pictures being taken. And he has treated Angela Merkel with such rudeness that it’s so embarrassing that I want to write her a letter of apology. I lived in her beautiful country for 2 years, and I was always treated so well by the German citizens that I had contact with, and Trump treated her like dirt. I think he is completely threatened by her because she is a woman and she is in a position of power – he HATES that.
Yes, we Americans are embarrassed and ashamed right now. And we are very much STUCK with this guy. Our Republican party of politicians is protecting him, the Russian government is protecting him, hell somehow he’s become sort of bullet proof. He seems to be able to do ANYTHING he pleases without recrimination or punishment of any kind. He once said that he could stand in the middle of the street in NYC and shoot someone and no one would do anything about it….I am seriously beginning to BELIEVE that that is true!!! I do NOT understand WHY he is so protected and bullet proof. I don’t understand WHY our representatives cannot seem to do anything about his horrible behavior and lack of manners, about his ignorance about government and policy or about his committing treason without consequences! Ryan said today that he’s “new at this” and “has a lot to learn”. You would have thought that they would have chosen a candidate that didn’t need full on schooling to do the job. But they nominated and elected this reality TV bozo who is dumber than a box of rocks!
The people of America, the majority of us, are NOT in agreement with Trump. He was NOT elected by popular vote. The election was compromised by the Russians, and it was stolen. This is unprecedented in American history, and we do not know how to deal with it at all. We protest, we speak out, we protest some more, there have been riots, and confrontations. Hate crimes here are on the rise…they are happening daily now. It has become a hostile atmosphere. Trump and his crooked Republican constituents are WRECKING America day by day. They are trying to keep the press from reporting, trying to keep people from exercising their right to freedom of speech (which is protected by our First Amendment – something that Trump wants to change) and trying to restrict our freedom to peacefully protest.
It’s only been 139 days….God help us. I pray that more brave souls like James Comey and the woman who leaked the RSA document, Liberty Leigh Winner, will come forward and be as patriotic as these two have been. I hope we can survive this horrible corruption of our government, and attacks on our personal freedoms before it is too late. And most of all I hope that we can all stand together, united, and weather this storm.
With any luck Trump will find a conscience and resign.