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Conspiracy Theory and the Trump Team

Conspiracy Theory and the Trump Team

By Dennis Loo (3/6/17)

Trump enjoyed one day of good feelings generated by his Address to Congress, a speech that he was coached in and largely memorized, to make up for his poor reading of the teleprompter because of his reading difficulties.

Then his new Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets embroiled in scandal, twice lying to Congress about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador to the US. Who unearths these lies? Why if isn’t the “fake news” Washington Post doing its job.

The White House’s energy is increasingly being devoted to damage control. Trump is now upping the ante by demanding a Congressional investigation into his evidence-free claim that Obama tapped Trump Tower phones before leaving office.

Why doesn’t Trump demand a head count of the inauguration photos while they are at it?

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Trump and That Pesky Russian Problem

Trump and That Pesky Russian Problem

By Dennis Loo (3/4/17)

Try as he might, Trump continues to be dogged by the connection between Russia and his camp. This is the one constant theme in all the breaking news that happens so rapidly it is difficult to keep up with it all.

The most recent news, of course, are Trump’s flurry of this morning's tweets accusing Obama of wiretapping. In one of these tweets, Trump misspells it as “TAPP,” the product of a low literacy individual: 

How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

In another tweet, this one at 3:35 am:

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

It doesn't occur to a person who lacks basic reasoning skills that the tweet itself displays a contradiction - he admits in the tweet no evidence can be found to back up his thesis that he has been bugged. Evidence, smevidence! Who cares if you have evidence?

Contrary to various articles that have been written about the 35-page Russian dossier (here is an example), the news here is mainly not Russian attempts to intervene in the US presidential race and thus make it less than “legitimate” since it was already illegitimate to begin with. What media accounts overlook in the dossier are the significance of Russian – Trump camp ongoing contacts based on their communality of interests.

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Trump and His Inner Circle Crumbling

Trump and His Inner Circle Crumbling

By Dennis Loo  (3/2/17)

Sen. Jeff Sessions, in keeping with his other Trump team members, believes that truth is what you say it is, not actual independently verifiable events. When he swears on a Bible that he won't lie, wouldn't possibly, or else the Bible would catch on fire, we can believe him, right?  I mean lying to the House and Senate in confirmation hearings doesn't mean you committed perjury, correct?

And when Trump himself declares that he has “full confidence” in so-and-so, such as Michael Flynn or Jeff Sessions, that is a sign that so-and-so is in trouble and about to resign.

This must also mean that trouble for his cabinet doesn't mean trouble in his administration or for the country or the world. Disorder in the White House does not translate into disorder from their policies.

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Elaine Brower of World Can't Wait speaking at the NYC Stop the War on Iran rally 2/4/12