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).

Nothing to Hide

9D652013-C4FC-48C8-AD1E-24E96D5C4ED0Donald Trump has claimed that he is “the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far.”

And yet, deferring to a last-minute instruction from the White House (i.e., Donald Trump) to disregard House Democrats’ demands, former White House Counsel Don McGahn is refusing to comply with the House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena for documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

McGahn delivered some of the most damning testimony in Mueller’s investigation of whether Trump attempted to obstruct the probe into his 2016 campaign’s links to the Russian government. So is it any wonder that “the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far” is ordering McGahn, and others of his current and former White House staff, to defy congressional subpoenas?

To those of you who think Donald Trump is the greatest thing since sliced bread and is the second coming of Jesus, have you ever asked yourselves why he’s trying so hard to prevent people from testifying before Congress if he doesn’t have anything to hide? My guess is that you haven’t.

Mr. Transparency my ass!

JusJoJan — So Help Me God

82cab2ad-b8f2-4519-bb50-c409fe129a8dToday’s word for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt is “testify” and it was suggested by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.

What I will never be able to understand is how anyone who is summoned to testify before Congress or who is subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury and who is under oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help him (or her) God can lie.