Lies, Deceit, and Duplicity

454A1CFE-9F85-43E5-809D-259A570EA69DA few weeks ago I wrote a post, “Nothing to Hide,” in which I quoted Donald when he said that he was “the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far.”

Can that blustery baboon be any more disingenuous? If he’s as transparent as he claims he is, why does he always envelop himself in a fog of lies, deceit, and duplicity? The latest news in Trump’s efforts to keep the truth from coming out occurred today when the Department of Justice (DOJ), under Trump’s direction, moved to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying to Congress.

McGahn has been subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions tomorrow about Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election. But with this latest decision by the DOJ, the White House continues to obstruct Congress’ oversight investigations into the administration.

Current White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote today in a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, that the Justice Department “has advised me that Mr. McGahn is absolutely immune from compelled congressional testimony with respect to matters occurring during his service as a senior adviser to the President.” Cipollone added that, “the President has directed Mr. McGahn not to appear at the Committee’s scheduled hearing” tomorrow.

I just cannot comprehend how anyone, event the most fervent Donald Trump supporters, can’t see through these blatant acts obstruction. An innocent man does not stand in the way of getting to the truth.

It’s obvious to me that the self proclaimed “Mr. Transparency” is feeling the heat. And, as the old saying goes, “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Mr. Trump, get out of the fucking kitchen (aka the Oval Office)!

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (blustery), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (disingenuous), Word of the Day Challenge (fog), Your Daily Word Prompt (fervent), and The Daily Spur (kitchen).

21 thoughts on “Lies, Deceit, and Duplicity

  1. msjadeli May 20, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    If he is allowed to get away with this, the precedent will be set, that anyone who has served under him will ignore Congress as well. If Trump and his cronies can ignore Congress, maybe Congress needs to ignore POTUS?

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  2. Marleen May 20, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    He stays in office, if it were for no other reason(s), because of the “opinion” (a combination of two opinions — including one by Bork — opinions from during the Nixon era, not written law) that a sitting President can’t be indicted (in regular court or by the Justice Department). Mueller adhered to that opinion, one held by the current AG, supposedly, and Barr (the AG) basically has held it against Mueller… against the country. No recourse. As if the information doesn’t belong to the people (via Congress, so the oversight and accountability can go forward).

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  3. Don May 20, 2019 / 3:59 pm

    There’s growing momentum to impeach this dangerous mthrfcker. I know the population of “conservatives” likes to laugh at dumb liberals for being butt-hurt about an election that took place 2 1/2 years ago, but very few have the cojones to admit what they actually see. So far, one GOP congressman has stood up for the country. It’s almost as if the rest of them are afraid that they’re voters are idiots that they have to cater to. At least when Democrats are corrupt (which is most of the time) they aren’t dancing to the tune of a hostile power.

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    • Fandango May 20, 2019 / 4:15 pm

      I don’t understand how the Republicans can defend Trump almost to the death. Perhaps the death of the Republican Party.


      • Don May 20, 2019 / 4:20 pm

        As a former Republican who appreciates the party’s radical beginnings, that’s not something I hope for at all. Instead I hope courage and sanity return to the political discourse. The real problem might be that the country has changed (on all sides) such that we now prefer celebrities with charisma over statesmen (Obama wasn’t very qualified either) and elections are more about marketing and momentum and have little left to do with governance. The people that run and influence things see this and are scrambling to figure out how to “win” and the entire structure we’re used to is kind of up in the air.

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        • Marleen May 20, 2019 / 5:00 pm

          For reference, I always voted Republican (until recently). (Except I voted once, I think there was only one time/opportunity, for a long-time congressman who voted in the way Republicans watched — so, pro-veterans for one example [while there were more examples], a “blue dog” Democrat. He was targeted anyway by Republican billboards for being evil. That was decades ago, but an earlier clue to what I had to finally face… they are not about our country in a good way.)

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      • Marleen May 20, 2019 / 4:28 pm

        I think the harm is likely to be greater than the party (unless something changes in a big way in the right direction soon); that is, that it will be harm to the country — and that this is the point (feature). We need to take seriously all the talk of hatred for government and people. AND I think Republicans have been “butthurt” (to use someone else’s word) all these years that Nixon had to resign (or saw the wisdom in resigning) because he was otherwise going to be impeached.

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong May 20, 2019 / 4:05 pm

    All politics are corrupt and probably always have been, at least since the Egyptian Empire, Greece, Rome … and everything everywhere since. But usually, it’s just money.

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  5. Lolsy's Library May 20, 2019 / 5:33 pm

    I am over politics for a life time, I wish they all would disappear. There has never been a politician that has been 100% backed for whatever reasons. Trump has absolutely set a precedent. With our Australian votes recently. I have yet to find an “adult” who voted for the Liberals (our conservatives/republicans), because of actual policies. Every single one either voted to “own” the other side and some have been saying they have been “loving it”. Or that a couple of members of the opposite side were rude to them. And THEN all the Trump supporters were jumping on saying “Yeah, the Democrats are so rude to Trump” Because Trump is a sweet baby angel?
    What infurated me though was when person said “Australia doesn’t vote for hate”…Because that’s exactly what exactly what Liberals are here. I then listed everything actual hateful the Liberals had done. Too them Rudeness over rules actual Hate. Yet you know these “boomers” call millennial ‘sensitive’. I’m starting to think like Trump, a lot of them have never really had to fight for anything, and they don’t want that to change. Not that they would, but they’re grand children will have too.


    • Lolsy's Library May 20, 2019 / 5:34 pm

      Because that’s exactly what exactly what Liberals are here* Sorry about that sentence. Liberals are the hateful party here.

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      • Marleen May 20, 2019 / 5:55 pm

        …your “liberals” being the conservatives (because these are just words that both fit into a western worldview). Right now, it’s the Democrats who want to preserve our way of life (or at least where some people [not all] can be found talking like it).

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      • Fandango May 20, 2019 / 5:58 pm

        So is the Liberal party there more like the conservative party (Republican party) here in the States? Here, the Democratic party is more “liberal” and progressive that the Republican (conservative) party.

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        • Lolsy's Library May 20, 2019 / 8:16 pm

          Yeah. Australian Liberals are the US’s Republicans. Labor and Greens are the Australian Democrats.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Lolsy's Library May 20, 2019 / 8:19 pm

          I think one of the biggest ways to tell…Is that Trump supporters have been supporting the Australian Liberals,lol

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      • Marleen May 20, 2019 / 6:44 pm

        The “FOXnews” owner has been busy in Australia and the U.S. (teamed up with sour grapes Nixon crooks and cronies here since the beginning) and the U.K. for quite a while now.

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        • Lolsy's Library May 20, 2019 / 8:17 pm

          Why wont he just die,lol…All these good people die young and struggle…It makes me not think that Karma exists.

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        • Lolsy's Library May 20, 2019 / 8:40 pm

          Actually my Mum and I were talking about why people like Dr King, Lennon. All get assassinated. We both agreed it’s because people like them, like Democrats, are not only sane. But we just don’t have that hatred in us.

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