Preet Bharara (U.S. Attorney in New York; Sally Yates (acting Attorney General); James Comey (FBI Director) — These three people were all concerned with Trump’s possible ties with Russia. And these three people have all been fired by Trump. Trump has refused to turn over any documents to the Senate committee investigating Russian involvement in our recent election. Trump repeatedly calls the whole question of his Russian ties a big hoax, though in fact the evidence continues to add up and point in the same direction.
Can there really be a single person in this country who cannot smell the coverup? Even if Trump has no direct ties himself, the very large question remains: Why has he surrounded himself with people who do in fact has multiple and highly questionable ties to Russia?
Trump has such a long, detailed history of bald-faced lies that we cannot trust a single word, a single tweet. He is a man who has shown no ability to speak or act with integrity or with any sense of moral responsibility. Here’s a paragraph from today’s New York Times:
|First, it’s important to remember just how often Trump lies. Virtually whenever he finds it more convenient to tell a falsehood than to tell a truth, he chooses the falsehood.|
|An incomplete list of the things he has lied about include: Barack Obama’s birthplace, Obama’s phone “tapp,” John F. Kennedy’ assassination, Sept. 11, the Iraq war, ISIS, NATO, military veterans, Mexican immigrants, Muslim immigrants, anti-Semitic attacks, the unemployment rate, the murder rate, the Electoral College, voter fraud, the size of his inaugural crowd, his health care bill and his own groping of women.|