President accepts Republican presidential nomination in event staged at White House, raising ethical concerns
Addressing his party convention, the president assails his rival as “the destroyer of American greatness”.
Marches demonstrations, civic unrest, attacks by law enforcement and the military on protesting civilians: The parallels between the summer of 1932 and what is happening currently are striking.
Source: A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation
Now it seems the House of Representatives is finally catching up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing a formal impeachment inquiry of Trump on Tuesday. The action comes after a whistleblower suggested that Trump tried to influence Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation on Joe Biden, who could possibly become Trump’s opponent in the 2020 U.S. presidential race.
The impeachment inquiry against Trump comes after years of shady business, withholding of information and alleged collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Waters explained in her statement, “Special Counsel Robert Mueller identified at least 10 instances of obstruction of justice by the president of the United States during the 2016 presidential campaign and through the course of the Russia investigation, and he furthered the scope of what we know about collusion and coordination between the Trump campaign, Trump’s allies, and the Kremlin in their efforts to undermine our election systems on Trump’s behalf.”
Donald Trump received little cover from his own party for his vulgar remarks about women, leaving him to bear the fallout largely alone ahead of the pivotal Sunday debate.
After audio surfaced Friday of Trump saying being a “star” allowed him to do whatever he wanted to women, the network of support that has defended him through other past controversies appeared to fall apart.
The past 24 hours have been fraught with unendorsements from Republican lawmakers and party leaders, with the threat of more to come if he can’t do damage control in Sunday’s debate against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.
Is it not strange that democracy means different things in different areas, both in time and place. Where is accountability in all this.
There is the rule of law and order for us all to act within, but when power is the chief criteria is there adherence to law and order. Or does power Trump law and order, for if it does then America and the world need to be fearful of a possible result from the American Presidental Elections.
After the Chilcot inquiry finally released its report this week, which found that Tony Blair had misled parliament and the British people into a bloody and illegal war in Iraq, some parts of the American left are bitter that there will not be a similar inquiry and condemnation of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and co in the Land of the Free. This is due to Obama and the Democrats, who have shown themselves every bit as hawkish and Bush’s Republican administration, which started the War. Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk has pointed out how Obama, despite his initial anti-war rhetoric, has been every bit as zealous in continuing the war, including assassination by drone, as his Republican predecessors. This is highly ironic, and once again shows the how farcical the decisions of the Nobel Committee are, as Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As indeed was Henry Kissinger, despite the…
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