Urgh! Ma, do I have to write about impeachment again? Cant I just take the trash down to the curb instead? Yeah, that’s right, dearest motherfuckers, its another goddamn impeachment piece, because apparently the thing about purgatory is that it’s never fucking over. Just when you think you’re about get paroled to the sweet hereafter, John Bolton writes a fucking book and you get another century added to your sentence. By the time it’s through, you’re begging for hell, anything to cut the fucking boredom. Hell is supposed to come this Wednesday but if the anticlimax of the Muller Report didn’t end this circus, something nauseating tells me the Senate’s partisan acquittal won’t either. I usually enjoy writing. It gives me some sense of control over the downright hellish purgatory of day to day life in the prolapsed colon of a herniated empire. Its hard work but it’s usually pretty rewarding. This impeachment shit, though, its like fucking math homework. It doesn’t matter how necessary it is, it still feels fucking pointless.
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Keith Preston, author and writer at the blog Attack the System.
“In a closed-door meeting after closing remarks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told colleagues he doesn’t have the votes to block witnesses” in the Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing anonymous source familiar with the remarks. “Just four GOP senators would have to join with Democrats to produce the majority needed to call witnesses — an outcome McConnell has sought to avoid since it could invite new controversy and draw out the divisive proceedings.” Should this be taken seriously or is this more McConnell gamesmanship?
In a new MintPress News article titled “Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva: Obama, Hillary Ordered Me Not to Negotiate with Iran,” Alan MacLeod writes: “In a wide-rangin interview with Brasil Wire editors Daniel Hunt, Brian Mier and Michael Brooks, host of ‘The Michael Brooks Show,’ the man universally known as Lula described how the US government ordered him not to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran.” What’s going on here?
Whitney Webb wrote for MintPress News on Tuesday: “Russia, China and Iran are already being blamed for using tech to undermine the 2020 election. Yet, the very technologies they are allegedly using were created by a web of companies with deep ties to Israeli intelligence. … Over the past several months and with a renewed zeal in just the last few weeks, anonymous intelligence officials, dubious ‘experts’ and establishment media outlets have crafted a narrative about the coming ‘chaos’ of the 2020 election, months before it takes place. Per that narrative, certain state actors will use specific technologies to target the ‘American mind’ in order to undermine the coming presidential election. The narrative holds that those efforts will be so successful that the US will never recover as a democracy.”
Keith Preston — Author and writer at the blog Attack the System.
Alan MacLeod — Academic and journalist. He is a staff writer at MintPress News and a contributor to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), as well as the author of “Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting.”
Daniel Lazare — Journalist and author of three books: “The Frozen Republic,” “The Velvet Coup” and “America’s Undeclared War.”
My take on the Trump impeachment is the same as Mike Gravel’s and Tulsi Gabbard’s. There are many things that are objectionable about Trump (and virtually all other presidents), and calling him out on those things would be justifiable if Congress cared to do so. But the impeachment effort is just a grandstanding partisan exercise that is meaningless because Trump won’t be convicted in the Senate.
In this clip from PRIMO NUTMEG #207, former Democratic US Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Mike Gravel explains that he would probably also vote “Present” on Donald Trump’s impeachment if he were still in the US Senate, as Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard recently did in the House of Representatives.
Democratic lawmakers in both chambers of the US Congress have slammed the rules of impeachment against President Donald Trump announced by Senate Republicans, saying the process is “rigged” and different from the impeachment of former Democratic President Bill Clinton.
The ongoing impeachment of one Donald J. Trump is bullshit. There, I said it and I’ll say it again just to make sure you heard me right. This impeachment is fucking bullshit, and I’m tired of pretending otherwise. I don’t care if this makes me a bad leftist or a bad libertarian or whatever, its the stone cold honest truth and I stand by it.
The left has poured so much of their identity into apposing Trump for the very sake of apposing Trump that they’ve lost all touch with reality. Their entire identity has become as defined by this moronic ass-wipe as his unblinking supporters. The Resistance has become a mirror image of what they despise, a pack of hyperventilating paranoid deplorables who have lost themselves 5 miles up their own asshole after crashing the Hybrid in their own fucking shit. They’re a bunch of inconsolable babies and they desperately need a good slap on the ass to clear their throats.
This isn’t to say I’m defending Trump. Not by a long shot. If it were up to me, he’d be in shackles at the Hague, answering for the cold-blooded murder of little Nora al-Awlaki and his putrid children’s concentration camps on the border. Trump can burn in hell. What I hate is this Ukrainegate nonsense. Just like Russiagate, it’s little more than a hodgepodge of rumors and second-hand gossip being trafficked by the only class of people more deplorable than Trump. What’s worse is that the entire spectacle is so obviously a complete and total farce designed to self-destruct just in time for that other complete and total farce known as the 2020 Election.
The Democrats know full well that this media circus will die on the vine once it reaches the GOP packed Senate, but they also know that it will drive the campaign conversation away from anything mildly resembling the radical change that their loverboys Joe Biden and Mayor Pete have zero intention of delivering on, while keeping the irate electorate distracted by empty partisan shit-slinging. This suits Trump just fine as well. He gets to play the anti-authoritarian martyr that Middle America relates too, even while he robs them blind and sends their sons and daughters to die in a dusty oilfield.
The rapidly escalating
impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump may backfire and
increase the Republican president’s chances of getting re-elected in
2020, says an American political analyst in Virginia.
Staunch Democrats “want to get rid of Trump by any means they can”
but are “concerned that if Trump is impeached, that may have the effect
of rallying his base, which may actually help him win re-election next
year and discredit the Democratic candidate,” said Keith Preston, chief
editor of AttacktheSystem.com.
“There are some people who really dislike the president and just want
him out of office, period, but there are other people who see this as a
safety valve; they think that perhaps he won’t actually be impeached
but this will have the effect of strengthening his base and
strengthening his re-election potential, ” Preston told Press TV.
Democrats in the US House of Representatives launched an impeachment
inquiry in September after an unidentified whistleblower alleged Trump
had unlawfully used his office to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr
Zelensky to investigate former US Vice President Joe Biden, a leading
contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
The rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry against Trump is the
latest and perhaps most serious threat to his presidency, and the White
House is failing to contain the crisis.
On Friday, House Democratic lawmakers demanded that the White House
provide documents related to allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine
for political favors.
During a July 25 call, Trump asked Zelenskiy to speak with Trump’s
personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani about whether Ukrainian officials
improperly dropped an investigation of a company that hired Biden’s son,
Trump’s aggressive new strategy to thwart the Democrats’ impeachment
offensive is already breaking down under the weight of new revelations.
Text messages released on Thursday between US diplomats and a senior
Ukrainian aide reveal that Zelensky was told he should open an
investigation against Biden if he wanted an invitation to visit