Saturday, July 27, 2019

That Is Correct

And....Mueller TIme:


LIEU: Thank you, director Mueller, for you long history of service to our country including your service as a Marine where you earned a brown star with a V device.

I’d like to now turn to the elements of obstruction of justice as applied to the president’s attempts to curtail your investigation. The first element of obstruction of justice requites and obstructive act, correct?

MUELLER: Correct.

LIEU: OK. I’d like to direct you to page 97 of Volume 2 of your report, and you wrote there on page 97, quote, “Sessions was being instructed to tell the special counsel to end the existing investigation into the president and his campaign,” unquote. That’s in the report, correct?

MUELLER: Correct.

LIEU: That would be evidence of an obstructive act because it would naturally obstruct their investigation, correct?

MUELLER: Correct.

LIEU: OK. Let’s turn now to the second element of the crime of obstruction of justice which requires a nexus to an official proceeding. Again, I’m going to direct you to page 97, the same page of Volume 2. And you wrote, quote, “by the time of the president’s initial one-on-one meeting with Lewandowski on June 19, 2017, the existence of a grand jury investigation supervised by the special counsel was public knowledge.” That’s in the report, correct?

MUELLER: Correct.

LIEU: That would constitute evidence of a nexus to an official proceeding because a grand jury investigation is an official proceeding, correct?


LIEU: OK. I’d like to now turn to the final element of the crime of obstruction to justice. On that same page, page 97, do you see where there is the intent section on that page?

MUELLER: I do see that.

LIEU: All right. Would you be willing to read the first sentence?

MUELLER: And that was starting with…

LIEU: Substantial evidence.

MUELLER: Indicates that the president…

LIEU: If you read that first sentence, would you be willing to do that?

MUELLER: I’m happy to have you read it.

LIEU: OK. I will read it. You wrote, quote, “substantial evidence indicates that the president’s effort to have Sessions limit the scope of the special counsel’s investigation be featuring (ph) election interference was intended to prevent further investigative scrutiny of the president and his campaign’s conduct,” unquote. That’s in the report, correct?

MUELLER: That is in the report, and I rely what’s in the report to indicate what’s happened in the paragraphs that we’ve been discussing.

LIEU: Thank you. So to recap what we’ve heard, we have heard today that the president ordered former White House Counsel, Don McGahn, to fire you. The president ordered Don McGahn to then cover that up and create a false paper trail. And now we’ve heard the president ordered Corey Lewandowski to tell Jeff Sessions to limit your investigation so that he — you stop investigating the president.

I believe any reasonable person looking at these facts could conclude that all three elements of the crime of obstruction of justice have been met. And I’d like to ask you the reason, again, that you did not indict Donald Trump is because of OLC opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct?

MUELLER: That is correct.
At the opening of that afternoon's Intelligence Committee hearing, Mueller amended his response:

“I wanted to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu. It was said, and I quote, 'you didn't charge the president because of the OLC opinion.' That is not the correct way to say it.

As we say in the report and as I said in the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.” 

(Because of the OLC opinion, "a determination as to whether the president committed a crime" was not required.)

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Right Wing Authoritarian View of Mueller

An “anonymous” Right Wing Authoritarian missed Mueller’s sworn testimony to the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. Imagine that.  

He asked me about what happened and I'm happy to discuss this.

It doesn’t take a stable genius to understand the Right Wing Authoritarian attitude towards Mueller. Their Right Wing Authoritarian leader hates Mueller, so his Right Wing Authoritarian followers must also embrace that hate. 

He and his Right Wing Authoritarian followers think nothing will come of Mueller's report and appearance before Congress, and that seems to amuse them.

Perhaps they have never heard the expression, “He who laughs last, laughs best.”


Rev. Dave,

What happened to Mueller Time?



As an ordained minister, I am compelled to be honest as possible with fellow human beings, no matter how deplorable, ignorant, angry, hateful, racist, and delusional they may be. 

This is what happened, and how it is viewed by Right Wing Authoritarian personalities.


We understand your confusion.

Mueller spoke words Right Wing Authoritarians cannot understand. It's called Truth.

He said his report was “not a hoax". Not a hoax? The authoritarian mind cannot wrap itself around that concept, can it?

This is something Right Wing Authoritarians will never mentally process, due to cult indoctrination that tells them there was no Russian interference in the election. (Or they don't care.) The same cult indoctrination tells them Trump didn't welcome Russian support. (Or they don't care.) Never mind his criminal toadies are locked up for lying to the FBI about their contacts with Russians.

Right Wing Authoritarians will never understand their authoritarian leader lied about his business with Russia, either. (Or they don't care.) Their brains are a vacuum that absorbs only MAGAt Republican lies, fake news from FOX(R), the daily caller, and hate radio.

So of course Right Wing Authoritarians cannot understand Mueller also confirmed Trump's acts to obstruct justice and interfere with the investigation into Russian intrusion in our election. (Or they don't care.)

"He(Putin) said he didn't do it", oozed the boot-licking Right Wing Authoritarian leader at the Helsinki summit, as he defended the Russian authoritarian leader’s lie. Never before has a US president so openly betrayed our country. Every decent and patriotic American was horrified, except the loyal authoritarian followers. (They don’t care.)

This is because they don’t love our country as much as they openly disdain decency, truth, and democracy.

The Right Wing Authoritarian leader respects only dictators and fellow authoritarian leaders. He's only the most dishonest, corrupt, and criminal racist ever to befoul the White House and betray our nation.

This appeals to Right Wing Authoritarian followers though, because their Right Wing Authoritarian leader hates the same people they do. That's what's most important. Right Wing Authoritarians hate minorities and immigrants for being different. They hate educators, scientists and journalists as well, because they provide information and facts that challenge and disprove their Right Wing Authoritarian cult indoctrination.

This infuriates Right Wing Authoritarian followers and their leader. The anger and hatred form their bond.

And this is why they love him, and believe in him as their messiah and savior sent to make America white again.

Because of an unwise Department of Justice rule, the Right Wing Authoritarian leader is above the law while in the Oval Office. But Mueller confirmed he can be indicted for his many crimes after he loses the election. (And they don’t care...for now.)

Right Wing Authoritarians will be even more angry and hateful when that happens.

If indictments don't happen, then we have a fascist dictatorship. Then Right Wing Authoritarians will be very happy...until the shit hits the fan, as it always does under tyrants.

And as always, Right Wing Authoritarians will not understand any of this reply. (Or they don't care.)

But they'll eventually learn what happened to Mueller Time, by the howls of rage and incessant whining from their precious fake president. 

Mueller’s facts pertaining to the Right Wing Authoritarian leader’s welcoming Russian help and criminal attempts to cover it up are now in the Congressional Record. The facts and evidence are documented for future historians. That’s what happened to the Mueller Report. Right Wing Authoritarians will deny the facts and evidence, of course.

Historical evidence has been recorded, showing the Party of Trump’s unctuous treachery and complicity in their Right Wing Authoritarian leader’s criminal betrayal of our country.

Just as there are no buildings, airports, streets, or highways named after Nixon or Hitler, none will be named after Trump.

His name is already being taken down from buildings all over the world. Soon the Right Wing Authoritarian leader’s name will be found only in the past.

And sooner yet, we'll see his mugshot featured in the news media he hates.

Then the majority of Americans will LOL.

All thanks to the Mueller Report.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Mueller Report: Simple Summaries

Mueller Time is upon us. 

Will the rule of law prevail over the rule of Trump? Will the consequences contribute to the arc of justice? Or will it result in the nation's accelerated decline into authoritarianism?

The future of our Republic is at stake. 

I hope I’m not exaggerating the importance of his testimony when Mueller appears before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees this week.

One thing is certain, our nervous and fearful eyes will be glued to our TV screens.

And perhaps even more nervous and fearful, and ANGRY, eyes will be viewing from the White House.

Trump’s personal Attorney General wants to muzzle Mueller, and instructed him to answer only "within the boundaries of your public report, because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege."

This tells us Trump’s Cartel is nervous already.

I predict more Americans will finally learn what was in Mueller’s report. Too few have read any of it, and most have read none of it.

No sane person should be unfamiliar with Mueller's findings.

Maybe a few simple summaries of the Mueller Report can help.

These can be shared with those who happen to be just tuning in, or with friends and family who may be low information voters, or may have attention deficit issues.

The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan summarized the Mueller Report’s conclusion:

“While the report did not find sufficient evidence to bring charges of criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, it stated that Trump could not be exonerated of trying to obstruct the investigation itself. And it said that Mueller’s conclusions were informed by his reasoning that Trump couldn’t be indicted, at least partly because of a Justice Department opinion against prosecuting a current president.”

Elizabeth Warren summarized the Mueller Report’s content:

“Part 1, a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 elections for the purpose of getting Donald Trump elected.

Part 2, then-candidate Donald Trump welcomed that help.

And Part 3, when the federal government tried to investigate Part 1 and Part 2, Donald Trump as president delayed, deflected, moved, fired and did everything he could to obstruct justice.”

And finally Mueller’s own words:

Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system.

That is also a reason we investigated efforts to obstruct the investigation. The matters we investigated were of paramount importance. It was critical for us to obtain full and accurate information from every person we questioned. When a subject of an investigation obstructs that investigation or lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of the government's effort to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable.

The report has two parts addressing the two main issues we were asked to investigate.

The first volume of the report details numerous efforts emanating from Russia to influence the election. This volume includes a discussion of the Trump campaign's response to this activity, as well as our conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy.

And in the second volume, the report describes the results and analysis of our obstruction of justice investigation involving the President.

As set forth in our report, after that investigation, if we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that

 I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments—that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election.

That allegation deserves the attention of every American.

If this is still too much to mentally process, here is the bottom line:

He colluded with Russian interferenceHe obstructed Justice.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Putin's Puppet Day

Happy First Anniversary!

"My people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this. I don’t see any reason why it would be...”

A day of infamy and betrayal. 

You're with Trump or you're with America now.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Republican Redundancy

“Go back to Africa!” "Go back to Mexico!"

This is the theme we have heard from every white nationalist, NAZI, Klansman and white racist since 1865. 

This racism is now the rhetoric of the Oval Office. It was directed by the Big MAGAt's tweet at four Democratic women of color, suggesting they, "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY], Ilhan Omar [D-MN], Ayanna Pressley [D-MA], and Rashida Tlaib [D-MI] happen to be American citizens.

Never mind a “totally broken and crime infested place” was the Big MAGAt's description of an America that needed to be made great again.

The hypocrisy is obvious to rational people, of course, but this isn’t the issue.  Con-servatives and Republicans will always be hypocrites. Count on it. 

Now we know they are deeply racist as well. I’m tired of hearing their excuses for Trump’s racism.

They voted for the racist Birther in the first place. That alone tells us they don’t have a problem with racism. Now those Con-servatives and elected Republicans are either silent, or openly supportive of Trump’s racism. Maybe one or two Black Republicans will call it racism, but will they denounce their party for its descent into abetting white nationalism?

Trump’s state media sycophants at FOX praised the racist MAGAt for being “very comedic” and "making an important point," while laughing along as they read the vile tweet.

Of course they did. 

After all, they are racist Republicans and con-servative Christians. And there's NOTHING Christian about MAGAts. Their hate violates and rejects the Two Commandments of Christ. Being racist hypocrites in Trump’s cult cancels their faith. 

Let me give them a preview of the judgment their religion tells them they will eventually face:

Sorry, MAGAts, Jesus didn't send Trump to save America. And by your own creed you are all Hell-bound. You serve the "Father of lies" by serving his evil Earthly counterpart. You have chosen hate and racism over love and compassion.

You may hate me, but with this judgment comes my forgiveness for those who repent. Otherwise you can all go to Hell.

- Reverend Dave

Now, where was I?

Shortly afterwards, Lindsay Graham, the most unctuous and odious man in the Senate piled on, accusing the four women of being “socialists” and “communists who hate Israel and America”.

Of course he did. He is a racist puke and liar, too. The racist MAGAt in the White House rewarded his toadie's fealty. “We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own Country..."

This was followed by another dog-whistle to his white supremacist cult.  "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me. And all I'm saying — they want to leave, they can leave."

The Nazis, and the Klan, and every white racist in the country have been validated and praised by their Bigoted Big MAGAt. They won't even hide or dodge the facts anymore. The message is clearly "Make America white again".

White nationalist spokesman Tucker Carlson declared Rep. Ilhan Omar is “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country” and that she is “a living fire alarm, a warning to the rest of us that we better change our immigration, or else.” 

Carlson claimed that Omar “has undisguised contempt for the United States and for its people” and that “maybe that's our fault for asking too little of our immigrants.”

And that is just a hint of his white supremacist rhetoric.

"The creation of America was probably the greatest gift given to black people in 3,000 years."

A guest of Tucker Carlson stated, If Rep. Ilhan Omar "wasn't a member of congress, she would be a member of the KKK"

This racist was echoed by Todd Starnes, another white supremacist at FOX(R):

I title my book Culture Jihad because it's a call to arms for every freedom-loving American -- Christians and Jews, straight and gay, black and white and brown. Folks, we have got a responsibility to stand up to the Orwellian tactics of the leftists and defend liberty, otherwise the culture jihadists will conquer the nation.

As for Congresswoman Omar and other immigrants who find that America, well, just doesn't meet their standards of living, might I just suggest this -- how about a one way plane ticket back to whatever third-world hellhole you came from? And don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you.

“Culture Jihadists”. There’s some blatant projection only a racist can share.

This is an evil that infects a large percentage of the US population, and it must be called out for what it is.

These facts need to be stated every day.

Trump fuels hate. Trump is a pathological liar. Trump is a racist. Trump is willfully ignorant and indifferent to human suffering. Trump is fond of dictators and extra-judicial killings.

Hate is evil. Pathological lying is evil. Racism is evil. Willful ignorance and indifference to human suffering is evil. Dictators and extra-judicial killings are evil.

Bottom line: Trump is evil. He is rotten and corrupt to the core. And this applies to his party and his supporters.

Those who support Trump wittingly, or unwittingly, support evil.

I’ve had it with the lot of them. Anyone who cannot loudly condemn Trump for his racism is abetting racism. And abetting racism IS racism.

The term “Racist Republicans” has become redundant.