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Donald J. Trump is being played for a fool.
And he has no idea. He is so in the dark about it that he thinks that he can commit treason, deny people their constitutional rights, invite conflicts of interest, break nepotism laws and tweet about it with complete impunity. Even as he is being positioned to undergo numerous investigations, he assumes that he is so above the law that he is comfortable making public statements on Twitter such as:
If Trump was a rogue candidate, completely untethered by political ties or economic pressures, this brazenly overconfident criminal conduct could be interpreted as arrogant ramblings or an ignorant attempt to flaunt his authority in front of the Democrats. Trump, though, is not a rogue candidate. He is not politically disentangled, nor is he economically isolated.
Donald Trump is a puppet of a larger alt-right network that has been altering the federal government through presidential candidates, national campaigns and federal agendas since the Nixon Administration.
If Trump is to take over the White House, it will be because of the silence of the most powerful Black female in the federal government: Loretta Lynch.
Criminal deprivation of rights is what won Trump the election. Criminal deprivation rights on the day of the election is why the polls leading up to election day did not match the actual outcome of the election. The voter purging system and gaps between registered voters and those that actually voted provide smoking guns that enable the Attorney General to draw a direct link between voter suppression and the outcome of the election. And there is nothing but evidence to indict the people responsible for funding, designing and implementing this system for criminal violations of 18 USC 241, 18 USC 242 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
But the only one that can bring charges on the criminal network that puppeted Trump to victory by filing these charges is the Attorney General. And the current Attorney General of the United States is a Black woman by the name of Loretta Lynch. It is the first Black woman in the nation to hold the position of Attorney General that is the only person that can prevent Trump and the alt-right’s white nationalist takeover of the United States.
There is a reason that it is exceptional that she holds this position. And there is a reason that it is exceptional that a Black woman stands in the way of white nationalism. The Attorney General was granted these rights for very specific reasons.
Breaking Report: Trump Campaign Allegedly Violated Constitutional Law to Alter Election Results. Penalties Include Prison Time if Charged.
Evidence supports the argument that the election was illegally manipulated. More than 20 GOP Secretaries of State collaborated with key members of the Trump Campaign to deprive millions of minorities of the right to vote. Penalties may include 10 years in prison if charged.
“If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured--
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both…” - 18 USC 241
In efforts to secure the White House for Donald Trump, major members of his campaign – including Trump himself – engaged in a coordinated voter suppression campaign the likes of which haven’t been seen since the Civil War.
In doing so these individuals and organizations – which include, Sheldon Adelson, Charles Koch, David Koch, Gregg Phillips, Kris Kobach, SOS for SoS (now disbanded), the Scaife Family foundations, the Immigration Law Reform Institute, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the government officials connected to the Interstate Crosscheck system and Donald Trump – may have triggered numerous violations of Constitutional law that were designed to prevent just such election manipulations and deprivation of rights.
Charges that can be brought against the individuals and organizations involved in these violations fall under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 18 USC 241, and 18 USC 242. The engagement in these criminal violations of the Constitution also threaten to disqualify Trump from becoming president.
In part of an on-going Twitter breakdown upon hearing the news that Hillary Clinton would participate in the recount of votes from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, he tweeted:
There is NO QUESTION THAT #voterfraud did take place
Trump has said time after time that the election was rigged. And he is absolutely right. The election was rigged. But it wasn’t #voterfraud that it was rigged to achieve. It was #votersuppression. And Donald Trump is very aware of this.
Perhaps the Candidate doth protest too much.
Donald Trump knows that the election was rigged, because his team of strategists and handlers are responsible for making it happen.
Donald Trump and the members of his team knowingly and strategically engaged in voter suppression tactics in an attempt to alter the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. These tactics include working to gut the Voting Rights Act, working to pass voter ID laws, shutting down polling places, cutting early registration, eliminating absentee ballots refusing to even consider the protections provided in the Americans with Disabilities Act, purging millions of voters from the system and engaging in voter intimidation tactics.
Yes, the system is rigged. And it took the white supremacist network that is behind Trump’s rise to power just over a decade to rig it well enough to take the White House.
Failure to Defend Minority Voters from Voter Suppression Threatens to Cost Democrats more than the Election
“Democrats will always fight to end discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.”
-Democratic Party Platform
The hypocrisy of that statement is - at this moment - salting the wounds of the minority voters left unprotected and undefended by the Democratic party. The Democrats have refused to stand up for these disenfranchised voters after white supremacists gagged their voices during the 2016 Presidential Elections. This refusal stands to cost them not only the election, but the Democratic party as well.
While Clinton has agreed to participate in the audit of the election in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, she has completely failed to call for investigations into the wide spread voter suppression tactics that cost the Democrats millions of votes nationwide.
If the Democratic Party cannot protect minority voters from white supremacy now – if Democrats refuse to even take a stand and fight against it – there will be no reason for minority communities to trust in them, let alone vote for them, ever again.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.” - Donald Trump on 60 Minutes
If Donald Trump isn’t prevented from taking the White House, law enforcement in the United States will once again become and open and fully emboldened extension of white nationalism.
Our communities will face more officers, more murders, more incarceration, more obstructions and more social support for violence against us than anything we face now under President Obama and anything we would have faced (and still may face) under Hillary Clinton.
The Law and Order candidate plans to block any attempts to end racial profiling, pass legislation that increases and protects the ability of law enforcement to target disadvantaged communities, eliminate barriers to militarization, redefine and encourage the use of excessive and deadly force, and federalize obstructions for those seeking justice against police brutality.
Almost every gain the left has made in the name of Civil Rights since 1866 – Trump plans to undo. Every wish law enforcement has made for generations – Trump plans to grant.
“We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.
Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things; the rule of law, the principle that we are all equal in rights and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values too and we must defend them.”
From Hillary Clinton’s 2016 concession speech
With all due respect – No, Hillary. Just. No.
This past winter, an armed right-wing militia group took up arms against the federal government and seized Malhauer National Wildlife Refuge in the state of Oregon. The militant rebels, known as the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, held it by force for 41 days and carried with them over 30 guns and close to 20,000 round of ammunition.
This takeover was led by the sons of Cliven Bundy – Ammon and Ryan. Cliven was recently incarcerated for his own armed encounter with federal authorities in 2014 over similar local-federal disputes. He was arrested on his way to support his sons in their rebellion. Ammon and Ryan still face charges relating to this incident.
What stands out about both armed acts of militant defiance is not only that they happened, but that local law and federal law enforcement didn’t seem very eager to stop them.
The CCF was allowed to come and go as they pleased for weeks. They were met with no force for the entire standoff. They were allowed to peacefully negotiate, and those that were arrested were arrested without incident. Even though they were fully armed, took over federal property and had threatened to kill law enforcement – on Thursday, a federal court acquitted 7 of these neo-Confederate soldiers, including the Bundy Brothers, of federal conspiracy and firearms possession charges related to the militia’s armed action against the federal government.
This treatment by law enforcement starkly contrasts the violence unleashed upon the peaceful protestors at Standing Rock.
There are many political reasons to promote the idea that police work is dark and dangerous. The Fraternal Order of Police uses this excuse to secure laws and policies that protect officers from facing consequences when they kill a member of the community. Heather Mac Donald used this romantic idea of police work to write “The War on Cops” as an excuse to blame the black community for the violence they experience at the hands of the police. Donald Trump uses this false narrative in efforts to bolster his claim that he would be the Law and Order president.
At face value, it might seem reasonable to buy the premise that police work is dangerous – even deadly. Once the surface is scratched, though, the idea that police work is dangerous falls apart completely. Despite the rhetoric that there is a war on cops and the romantic idea that police officers are more John McLane than Officer Wiggins – the reality is that law enforcement work is remarkably risk-free. Here’s a list of 9 things about being a cop that might come as a surprise to the Yipee-ki-yay crowd.