… even as that might be part of their goal so as to also diminish the importance of his work, so that’s two more reasons why we refuse to let them do that while also offering a note or two about the felonious parts of their wrongdoing (which they’re counting on us not knowing). #RIPElijah
First, people who read here are smart, so you more likely already know that there was something way off about Mulvaney and Pence and their “yeah we did it so what” dance this morning even if you couldn’t put your finger right on it. That’s somewhat okay because even some of the WHCA-credentialed reporters and national commentators couldn’t manage it either … but it’s not okay for them going forward if they’re to adhere to their stated Constitutional responsibility of educating Us the People, and they need to beef up their knowledge both of espionage-associated felonies and Russian propaganda and psy ops methods, since that’s where we are right now.
Second, though – in order to know that, especially as hard as Too-Many-Hats Mulvaney and WAY Out of His Depth Pence and the Putrid Orange (you know the one I mean, the one with the angry peevish four-year-old’s look on his face while a room full of men wearing suits and generals’ uniforms cowered in the room while the one Woman in Charge in the room stood up for the American people)
have been telling bald-faced lies to convince Americans that what they’re saying is true, and there’s nothing wrong with what they’ve done (LIES, LIES, LIES), we have to know more than the current average citizen does about what is or isn’t a crime when it comes to election law and related practices (especially since Republicans have been gutting public education practices and facilities for decades and especially since, to paraphrase Ben Franklin, an educated electorate is necessary for the effective continuation of democracy)
Since Asha Rangappa is a current Yale professor and former FBI agent and I am not, it’s best I let her explain directly how & why it’s felonious (adjective form of FELONY) for anyone in the White House, the Executive Branch, and/or the Republican parts of Congress (I omit the Democrats as TTBOMIAB none of them are doing this) for anyone in the United States to induce or to aid in the inducement of a foreign nation’s interference in a United States election
especially since the other thing they did was de-fang the enforcement power of the Federal Election Commission by having one more of the Republican Commissioners resign so that they could never have a quorum. (Yes, their corruption effort is amazingly well-organized. If they actually chose to govern with as much efficiency as they seek to corrupt …)
To our benefit as a functioning democracy, one of the remaining commissioners refuses to be silent.
So. Mulvaney, Pence, and the P.O., all of whom are caught in this mess to one degree or another with more testimony coming, ARE LYING TO YOU, and what they tried to do was in fact an ATTEMPTED FELONY (and possibly multiple ones). Just because DOJ refuses to charge them because one of their accomplices currently occupies the top position in that agency doesn’t make what any of them are doing any less of a felony, and the ones who do not have the presumptive immunity that exists for the time the current #WhiteHouseOccupant sits in that chair are more than likely to get busted hard behind their attempted commission of it even if they’re too incompetent to realize it or too compromised to admit it.
Now. That’s done.
Let’s get back to some proper tributes for one of the foremost American guardians of justice, fairness, truth, and democracy.
We must continue his work.
Rest in Power, sir