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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:17 AM

America urgently needs a real investigation of the Trump regime

America urgently needs a real investigation of the Trump regime — or it will all happen again

https://www.salon.com/2021/05/13/america-urgently-needs-a-real-investigation-of-the-trump-regime--or-it-will-all-happen-again/


During Donald Trump's time in office (and arguably beyond), he and the Republican Party inflicted many deep wounds on American democracy and the rule of law. President Biden and the Democrats have done an admirable job of slowing the bleeding. But for the victim's life to be saved, the weapons must be seized, and the wounds treated and healed. For that to happen the full truth of the Trump regime's crimes must be publicly revealed.

Unfortunately, such an outcome appears unlikely. In the most recent example of organized forgetting by a country that would rather look away from the truth than confront it, we learned last week that under Trump the Department of Justice obtained the phone records of reporters who were investigating the Trump-Russia collusion scandal. Then we immediately stopped talking about it.

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The collective non-reaction to the Trump regime's targeting of journalists is just another example of the way uncomfortable and dangerous truths about the Age of Trump are disappearing into the memory well. Congress needs to convene a truth commission and other public investigations before all such truths have vanished. There are many questions about the Trump presidency that must be asked and answered for the United States to move forward in a safe and responsible way.

Were the coup attempt and the Capitol attack directly planned by Donald Trump and his inner circle? What role did Republican members of Congress play in the assault? What was actually discussed in the Oval Office meeting where the coup attempt was allegedly discussed with Trump by disgraced former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and various others? Why were the military and law enforcement essentially ordered to stand down by the Trump administration? What figures in the Trump administration may have coordinated such orders and plans? How is the Trump-inspired right-wing extremist movement being funded and coordinated?

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Reply America urgently needs a real investigation of the Trump regime (Original post)
MiHale May 13 OP
Maxheader May 13 #1
MiHale May 13 #2
twodogsbarking May 13 #8
Eyeball_Kid May 13 #9
Maxheader May 13 #3
abqtommy May 13 #4
kentuck May 13 #5
flying_wahini May 13 #6
malaise May 13 #7
dlk May 13 #10
Roc2020 May 13 #11
Lonestarblue May 13 #13
ScratchCat May 13 #14
ScratchCat May 13 #12
BobTheSubgenius May 13 #15

Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:23 AM

1. they needed one on 9 - 11 too...



But never got one, imho......

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:27 AM

2. More...

But if there is no full and genuine public accounting for the crimes of the Trump regime, it is all but certain that Donald Trump will not be America's last neofascist president but instead its first. To hold no serious investigation is also to grant permission for more right-wing terrorism and political violence. The Republican Party has already decided that free and fair elections are a priori illegitimate, and their outcomes are illegal if the Democrats win.

Today's Republicans are obsessively working to create a type of one-party state and apartheid autocracy. If the Age of Trump is allowed to drain away down the memory well, they will probably succeed. America's multiracial democracy will exist only as a fading memory, until that too is forgotten.

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:21 AM

8. They did make up some nice stories about 9-11.

You can't deny that.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #8)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:41 AM

9. Pull the thread on the Building 7 collapse story, and everything starts to unravel. n/t

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:42 AM

3. last day, trump should have walked out the 🚪,


Into a DC squad car. There has been adequate investigation done

to put stumpy away for a long time. If the American public didn't

catch that action, they won't pay attention to more pursuit of

cheetox's crimes...imho....

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:45 AM

4. +100 Thanks!

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:47 AM

5. Maybe twenty years from now?

Justice is dying.

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:16 AM

6. I guess that the Biden administration believes it worthy but needs to get other things done prior

to the Midterms.
I think they will convene a panel just before the MT and use it to campaign against
MAGA’s.
Timing is everything. Especially with the teeny tiny MAGA brains.

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:19 AM

7. There must be consequences

Rec

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:45 AM

10. Too much of the mainstream media has normalized the corruption

This has only enabled the corruption further. The US is unraveling and it gets swept under the rug.

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:02 AM

11. I agree with mitch in one way

Trump has not gotten away with anything...yet.

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Response to Roc2020 (Reply #11)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:08 AM

13. Trump has gotten away with criminal behavior his whole life.

Tax fraud, insurance and loan manipulation, laundering Russian mob money, stiffing small contractors, raping a teenager and sexually assaulting dozens of women. He had been held accountable for nothing because his money took care of the problems. While it pains me to say so, I do not believe he will ever be held accountable for any of his actions, including inciting insurrection to overturn an election. There’s a possibility that Vance’s investigation will finally result in an indictment, but they’ve been very quiet lately.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #13)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:12 AM

14. The NY case is taking so long

Because there is such a long history of fraud to deal with. They want everything in a row and all charges presented at once. You come out with one or two low-level offenses, it looks petty and political. You drop an indictment with dozens of charges going back as far as the SOL allows, then you have something different.

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:06 AM

12. I want to make this point again

There was a CRIMINAL REFERRAL made against Donald Trump by the counsel for CIA or NSA over the Ukraine phone call extortion plot. DOJ brushed it off claiming it wasn't filed properly.

THIS COMPLAINT HAS TO BE ACTED UPON NOW!!!

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Response to MiHale (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:22 AM

15. CD makes very good points.

Unfortunately, the most salient one, arguably, is that the urgently-needed outcome is unlikely. That is absolutely terrible. In the previous para, the terrific job the Biden Democrats are doing to push back the high crimes and misdemeanours, but for how long? Until there is a collective will to stand up and declare "Never again!" the gains....or rather, ground regained, a repeat, and perhaps worse, might be only the next election cycle away

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