As Always, Part 1 is Focused on Trump…Welcome to the www.TheVORACS.com blog site where we have 3 new posts per week.  Our site is not kind to President Trump because we reveal the truth about him.  Our president continues to lead by deception & hyperbole.  By hardly having any cogent thoughts on his own, he resorts to governing by the bombastic absurdities spewed out by the far-right echo-media.  He is unfit for office & in way over his head as a leader, so for the sake of our nation let’s spread the word so more Americans are fully aware of that grim reality.
 
 
What’s Up with His Merry Band of Trumpeters?
 
Anyone who still supports President Trump after all the nefarious shenanigans we’ve seen must either not be paying attention, are in denial, or are blinded by extreme tribal zealotry.  We’ve seen enough to know this man is a liar, con man & tyrant, along with plenty of evidence having been revealed to think he’s also a criminal.  Politics shouldn’t even matter anymore when we’re dealing with this type of corrupt & transgressive leadership.  Inexplicably, Trump still has the support of 90% of the GOP base despite his divisive moral debauchery, which the only feasible explanation I can think of is it really is a cult.  Here are articles about those many bamboozled Trump fans…
 
Trumpeters have serious issues:
 
 
So approximately 1/3 of the population embrace disinformation & are seemingly beyond hope:
 
 
We highly encourage you to share truthful information with others in exposing Trump’s irredeemable indiscretions.  One tool you could use is passing out our TheVORACS blog address, or you could write your own letter as this person did:
 
 
Those fans eat up the conspiracy theories because they seem to be radicalized & clueless:
 
 
Admittedly, this is a hit piece inside rawstory.com/2019/08/will-trump-supporters-ever-open-their-eyes-to-see-whats-right-in-front-of-them, but there’s not much here we can take issue with & concludes with this paragraph:
 

Meantime, we can only hope that the millions of Americans who support Trump open their eyes to see what is right in front of them, open their minds to the facts about what an awful person Donald Trump is and open their hearts to the victims of mass murder after mass murder done by people who embrace Donald Trump’s white supremacist, racist vision for America.

 
 
Sometimes We Do Gain Converts
 
 
 
Impeachment News
 
As demanded by his base constituency, judiciary chair Nadler has hit the gas on impeachment proceedings: thehill.com/homenews/house/456914-nadler-hits-gas-on-impeachment.  So it’s full steam ahead on gathering the facts for proving their case, as explained in the last part to washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/09/impeachment-inquiry-trump-has-feared-is-here:
 

Democrats are taking the first step in this process. They have launched an impeachment inquiry to investigate what, if any, “high crimes and misdemeanors” Trump may have committed. If the investigation concludes that he has, the committee will draw up articles of impeachment and the Judiciary Committee and then the full House vote on it. This is happening at the start of Congress’s August Recess (which is going to stretch until Sept. 9). So between now and then, any action will happen only in the courts. Once Congress is back, they can hold hearings highlighting the Mueller report, but their key witness and key documents could still be tied up in a legal battle. If they get to the step of voting on articles of impeachment, we don’t know how that would fare. There are 30 Democrats who represent districts Trump won in 2016; only one of those backs an impeachment inquiry. More than 100 Democrats don’t even publicly support an impeachment inquiry; many of them represent swing or Republican-leaning districts. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has resisted informal impeachment proceedings because she fears it could cost Democrats the House next year.

 

Still, getting to this early stage in the process is the last thing Trump wanted. Not that he is in any real risk of getting kicked out of office. For that to happen, the Senate would have to hold a trial and two-thirds of the 100 members would have to vote to convict him. The Senate is controlled by Republicans largely loyal to Trump. But when Democrats took back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, his team feared getting tied up in time-consuming investigations launched by House Democrats; investigations that have the potential to air some of Trump’s dirty laundry. Impeachment proceedings are the most intense, and dramatic, kind of congressional investigation. Consider: Democrats are already investigating issues including whether Trump obstructed justice in the special counsel investigation, whether he had a role in illegal hush-money payments during the campaign, whether his business had money laundering ties to Russia, and much more. Trump has resisted handing over information in 20 investigations, leading to legal battles.

 

Most recently, House Democrats are suing Trump’s administration to try to get his tax returns and suing to get Trump’s former White House counsel, Donald McGahn, to testify about key moments in the Mueller report. (That’s the lawsuit they filed Wednesday where they said McGahn’s testimony is key for considering impeachment.) All that is in addition going to court to get the unredacted Mueller report. Many of these investigations could get wrapped up into an impeachment investigation. And because that investigation carries the weighty “i” word, it guarantees news coverage and eyeballs on all future hearings Democrats have in this committee. A catalyst for embracing the impeachment term seems to have been former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s III testimony in July to two House committees, where he laid out what his report found: that Trump’s campaign welcomed Russia’s help and Trump may have obstructed justice.

 

“We all looked up after Robert S. Mueller III’s testimony and realized that we are in an impeachment inquiry,” Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, told New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg. “In every meaningful way, our investigation is an impeachment inquiry,” Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, wrote in an op-ed in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, right as a majority of House Democrats said they supported taking the first step toward impeachment. Arguing in under-the-radar court filings that the committee is beginning an impeachment inquiry is one thing. It could be a legal strategy that doesn’t carry much political weight. The “i” word strengthens Democrats’ case to get grand jury information underlying the Mueller report, or to force McGahn to testify, since Congress can argue it, too, is a judiciary body conducting a court proceeding, and it needs evidence to do that. But having the chairman of the committee key to impeachment openly, and clearly, stating that an impeachment inquiry has started escalates things. The impeachment inquiry that Trump has feared is here.

 

Mueller Findings

This was a series that detailed the important findings from the Mueller Report: lawfareblog.com/report-episode-four-tale-two-trump-towers.  It would have also been interesting had Mueller done a psychological profile on Trump, not only on his inability to state the truth had he been compelled to testify, but also analyzing his reckless rhetoric & mental capacity to hold the office.  As I’ve often speculated which is also explained inside this next link, the president does not appear to be mentally well: thedailybeast.com/here-are-the-questions-a-shrink-would-have-asked-mueller.

It’s actually a shame Mueller was unable or unwilling to communicate with Congress that based on an OLC opinion within the Justice Dept, his team really didn’t do much to pursue the collusion angle between the Trump campaign & Russia, due to the (mistaken) belief a sitting president cannot be indicted (which would basically place presidents above the law).  Had certain committees in the House known that in advance, they could have zeroed in more on documents & witnesses to follow the international money trail that may have revealed evidence of conspiracy. 

As it was, the probes dragged on for two years without investigators focused on this critical aspect to the Russian scandal, so it seems like such wasted lost time.  But before this year, the majority GOP controlled the committee chairs, so they would have just squashed that line of investigation like they did with everything else.  So 2018 is really the first chance for a Dem House to pursue important avenues like financial records which may be best able to unveil the critical facts.  So although it seems like these inquiries have already dragged on a long time, in some ways they’re just getting started.

 

The Epstein Case

They conducted a raid on pedophile island, from which many of those perverted secrets from that island will be coming out:

 
 


Trump Spreads Unfounded Conspiracy About Epstein’s Death

Our liar-in-chief routinely uses crazy conspiracy theories he pulls from the depths of the fever swamp, swimming in a toxic soup from the echo always propagated without evidence.  In our Part 3 from Sunday, we posted several links to articles about Trump’s latest outlandish conspiracy blaming the Clintons for Epstein’s death, & on that note here are a few more articles:

 
 

Trump has a long history of spreading the manure:

 
 
 
Rubin offers advice on how the media should frame these far-right conspiracies which Trump helps trumpet to his Trumpeters, as posted here is her conclusion to washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/this-is-how-respond-trumps-conspiratorial-lunacy:

Media organizations are not “taking sides” when they exclude false information, information that can be dangerous to boot. This is the trap of false balance. There is no balance required when it comes to “Did the Clintons kill Epstein?” or “Did Trump actually help propagate conspiracy theories?” There are factual answers (no and yes, respectively), and a responsible media organization does not allow an apologist to suggest that we really don’t know about those Clintons. A legitimate news organization does not provide a forum for hacks to lie that the president “just wants everything to be investigated.” In short, the story here is threefold. The president is irresponsibly fanning incendiary conspiracy theories and white nationalist tropes; his aides won’t acknowledge that, so they lie about what he’s saying; and Republicans are too cowardly to denounce him or question his mental fitness. With Trump, his media mouthpieces and social media armies spreading so much misinformation that feeds the atmosphere, the mainstream media has an outsized obligation to provide a true accounting of events. If not, they become complicit.

 

Trump & His Party Giving Domestic Terrorism a Pass, Plus Ratchets Up Hatred for Immigrants

Much like President Trump is abdicating his duties by not devoting time, attention & resources to fighting Russian interference in our elections, he is also not lifting a finger to fight domestic terrorism that has become a scourge on our land: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/president-too-thin-skinned-protect-united-states.  Not to mention he’s the one helping inflame white-nationalism terrorists with his hateful, irresponsible language which obviously is inspiring them.  See these newsfeed articles here on that topic:

The people can see how the prez emboldens the hatred & violence: businessinsider.com/over-half-americans-think-trump-emboldens-white-supremacy

Powerful ad: huffpost.com/entry/julian-castro-trump-fox

With the constant barrage of angry hate from Trump & his echo, their base has been preconditioned to embrace the cruelty: salon.com/2019/08/13/trumps-new-crackdown-on-legal-immigration-his-base-loves-the-cruelty
 
Outside of his hardcore base, Americans reject his hard-line policies toward immigrants: washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/americans-have-rejected-trumps-xenophobia-mostly
 
 
Trump’s party have their heads in the sand over white-supremacy terrorism.  They should have instead been listening to the threats coming from this evil mindset: motherjones.com/politics/2019/08/white-supremacy-el-paso-pittsburgh-charlottesville
 
A DHS analyst sounded the alarms over right-extremist terror, which even under the Obama administration lost his job over it.  We should have all been listening: salon.com/2019/08/12/he-sounded-the-alarm-on-hateland-daryl-johnson-warned-us-about-right-wing-terror-in-2009
 
The Dems are listening & need to keep harping on the extremism & hypocrisy coming from the GOP: salon.com/2019/08/12/donald-trumps-week-from-hell-after-the-horrors-of-el-paso-and-dayton-gop-is-in-full-retreat
 
Americans know the dangers from watching the heart-wrenching carnage on the news.  Everyone should now be listening: huffpost.com/entry/white-nationalism-poll
 
Terrorism must be taken seriously regardless of the source: newsweek.com/el-paso-chirstchurch-white-supremacist-al-qaeda
 
 
Let’s Get Real on Sensible Gun Laws
 
We’ll see if Trump can show any type of leadership by following the public’s wishes on new gun laws, because nothing will get passed unless he shows a commitment to such laws.  Or will he keep cowering to the echo & NRA who seem fine with being complicit in the murders of untold numbers of Americans.  The choice seems like a no-brainer, but a waffling Trump is known for being a flip-flopper & talking out of both sides of his mouth, so there’s no telling what he might do:
 

 

Short Bits

Even prior to the radical right-wing media & tea party mentality began to spread like malignant cancer, the bombastic rabble-rousing was orchestrated in Congress by Newt.  It formed the foundation to this era when entrenched partisan warfare became the norm over working together to create consensus on bipartisan agreements.  So instead of constructive legislation to actually solve problems, we’re stuck with angry tribal grievances which ensure obstruction & gridlock.  See here what Newt begat: 

thedailybeast.com/the-inside-story-of-how-newt-gingrich-single-handedly-destroyed-congress

 

Here is a bold plan if Congress had the courage to negate the devastating impact of gerrymandering, where larger & less extreme House districts would elect multi-members, & that just might help restore bipartisanship: salon.com/2019/08/11/americas-elections-need-a-revolution-democrats-offer-drastic-new-plan-to-save-our-democracy

Here on the shores of the Great Lakes, the prospect of these intruders entering our waters is extremely worrisome.  These carp could become to the Great Lakes like pythons are to the Everglades, destroying the ecosystem & we’re not doing nearly enough to stop them: apnews.com/d44c3701de7847bea3b7218e1f3d3fc8/asian-carp-must-be-stopped

Trump can’t handle the truth about himself since it ain’t a pretty picture.  So he resorts to constantly lying in order to change the narrative, which has allowed him to reach an extraordinary milestone in the number of lies he’s told us while in office (more details on hitting that 12K mark will appear this week in Part 2): washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/13/king-insults-cannot-handle-truth

Trump lied today about a plastic chemicals plant under construction in western Pa. to rile the crowd, which that plant was actually announced 7 years ago when Obama was president: msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-takes-credit-for-plant-announced-5-years-before-presidency

The character of the man: theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/12/celebrities-meeting-trump-stories-woody-harrelson

The character of a man & his family, as the inauguration is another rich target for helping expose the Trump family illegal grifting: vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/investigating-trump-family
 
The character of the man’s friends are revealed through his many evil accomplices.  The radicals Trump chooses to work with are radicalizing the values America has always held dear, as Lady Liberty shed a tear over these twisted words:
 
 

 

Foreign Dangers & Hotbeds

Cutting back foreign aid, which is actually just a small fraction of our overall federal budget, would also dramatically cut back on our foreign influence & national security:
 
 
With no real foreign policy accomplishments, the prez might pull off something reckless & dangerous:
 
 
It’s not just Russia, but Trump’s team also had shady-looking connections with the Saudis:
 
 
As Trump seems to keep kowtowing to the North Korean dictator, the missiles keep being shot off:
 
 
Now that the lid has been blown off nuclear arms caps, it marks an era of dangerous escalation:
 
 
Dangers abound:
 
 
Hong Kong was to remain autonomous from China’s heavy-handed influence for another 28 years.  America was always the international protector for freedom, human rights & democracy around the world, but Trump’s favoritism towards dictatorial tyrants has shrunk our nation’s status & influence.  Any normal American president would be squarely behind the freedom-loving protestors, but Trump wants to have it both ways by not calling out China’s increasingly provocative actions:
 
 
 
I Like Our Chances

When we examine all the states where Trump’s approval ratings are underwater, especially battleground states like OH, PA, MI, WI, IA, FL, GA, NC, AZ, UT & even TX, it certainly bodes well for 2020:
 
 
 
New Book
 

The book is now available about the rise & impact of the echo: http://www.brianrosenwald.com/book