Today was impeachment day in America. And for the first time Americans could watch the proceedings live on television.
Two career diplomats pretty much told America that the American president was involved in a scheme to bribe a foreign country to meddle in America’s elections, and then he participated in a conspiracy to cover it all up.
Sadly, this won’t move the needle very much when it comes to sentiments among the partisans. Republicans will continue to say that trump did nothing wrong (in spite of all the evidence to the contrary) and democrats will continue to marvel at just how deep the cult of trump goes.
But as important as the impeachment news was today, there is other news coming out of Washington which was just as appalling.
For instance, those white nationalist and racist e-mils that were sent by White House adviser, Stephen Miller.
“WASHINGTON – Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, pushed white nationalist material to staffers at Breitbart, a right-wing website, through 2015 and leading up to the 2016 election, according to a report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The report released by the SPLC is the first installment in a series. More than 900 emails between Miller and Breitbart were examined by SPLC’s Hatewatch. “More than 80 percent” of the emails “relate to or appear on threads relating to the subjects of race or immigration,” the report says.
Miller is one of Trump’s main influences on immigration policies, including restrictions on travel from Muslim majority countries and family separation policies at the southern border. “
There is more to the story. And the more you read it the more you realize that our country is being run by some scary people. The president’s right hand policy adviser pushing e-mails with links to white supremacist websites should remind us all why we all fear this administration in the first place.
Then these was this doozy of a story.
“She claimed to be a Harvard graduate, but she was not. She also greatly expanded the depth of her nonprofit’s scope. When Congress began to question her resume as part of an even larger government job with a one billion-plus dollar budget, that was when things began to unravel.
She lied about being part of a U.N. panel, saying she had spoken at “both Democratic and Republican national conventions and implied she had testified before Congress.”
Her current job in the Trump administration called for her to help manage conflict prevention in politically unstable countries. Her salary is six figures, and she managed a six million dollar budget. She would be required to have a top-secret security clearance for that position, but whether she had one was not clear.
On her State official biography. she claimed to be a graduate of Harvard Business School. She only attended a seven-week course in 2016. She also said she graduated from an Army War College program. Instead, she attended a four-day seminar on national security. She did have an undergraduate degree from an unaccredited Christian School with volunteer teachers, the University of the Nations.”http://field-negro.blogspot.com/” [Source]
The woman even had a phony Time Magazine cover for crying out loud. If it sounds familiar it’s because the man she was working for did the same thing.
The she in the article is referring to is a senior White House aide to the president, and her name is Mina Chang. And what she did fits a pattern of behavior in this trump administration: Lies, half-truths, evasion, and deceit.
The trump administration came into power promising to drain the swamp. From the looks of it they jumped in the swamp rather than doing anything to drain it.
*Image from the newsweek.com.