Special Bulletin #3 – July 20, 2018
Trump’s Georgia Republican Lackeys Go Along with His Doubling Down on His Betrayal of United States
Trump invites Putin to White House to continue his treasonous effort to make the United States a vassal state of Russia
- Sends in-your-face message to critics of his obsequious kowtowing to Putin in Helsinki that he does not give a damn
- Bypasses his own national security advisers to emphasize his unfettered dictatorial control of foreign policy
Georgia Congressional Republicans Isakson, Perdue, Loudermilk, and Handel—who never criticized Trump’s Helsinki kissing of Putin’s butt—seem poised to continue their obsequious endorsement of Trump’s betrayal of America and their blind eye toward his governing like a third-world dictator.
“Congressional oversight? What the hell is that?” say Isakson, Perdue, Loudermilk, and Handel.
But a Congressional Republican colleague—a rare sitting Congressman willing to speak the truth, who is also a former CIA officer—says in today’s New York Times:
By Rep Will Hurd, (R-TX)
(Excerpt) “Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in a tweet on Thursday announced that Trump had invited Russian President Putin to visit Washington in the fall. The announcement came even as the fallout of Trump’s unprecedented kowtowing to Putin in a joint press conference capping the Helsinki summit created a jumbled mess in Washington and left the United States Government paralyzed in chaos and confusion.
The monstrous flaws at the heart of Trump’s Republican Administration were revealed when the unexpected announcement of the invitation was delivered to Andrea Mitchell as she was interviewing Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coates on live TV at the Aspen Security Forum.
Coates had been discussing the role of the intelligence community in the Trump Administration in the wake of Trump’s explicit statement in Helsinki that he believed Putin’s denial over the U.S. intelligence community’s findings that Russia had waged cyberattacks in the 2016 elections designed to support Trump’s campaign over Hillary Clinton’s.
The announcement plainly caught Coates by surprise, indicating Trump bypassed the intelligence community in whatever decision-making occurred. It seems clear Trump once more chose to avoid mobilizing the foreign policy apparatus to make careful preparations for such a momentous event. Trump, in short, learned nothing from the disastrous results of the Helsinki summit.
Isakson, Perdue, Loudermilk, and Handel care not about this gross mis-government.
Before receiving the surprise of the Putin invitation, Coates had told Mitchell that Trump had not briefed him about what transpired in the one-on-one Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki. The idea that Trump’s senior national security advisers can do their jobs effectively without knowing that information is pure horse manure. But this glaring flaw in the Trump White House means nothing to Georgia’s Republican Senators and Representatives.
This fly-by-the-seats-of-your-pants decision making in determining America’s future, of course, is looked upon with great enthusiasm by Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, Barry Loudermilk, and Karen Handel. It’s their definition of good government. They’ve had virtually nothing but praise for Trump for the past 19 months.
In the three days between the Helsinki debacle and the new announcement, Trump aggressively defended the Helsinki outcome, demonstrating beyond the shadow of a doubt his determination to continue acting as a vassal of Putin. His new invitation doubles down on his willingness to subordinate the national interests of the United States to the dictates of Vladimir Putin.
IndieDems rejects the Georgia Republicans’ cowardly obeisance to Trump and joins with conservative voices like Rep. Hurd (R-TX), John McCain, Newt Gingrich, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, (yes, Fox News), and George Will—among others—in condemning Trump’s flagrant betrayal of the United States. Add the latest column by TV news host and former Congressman Joe Scarborough “Republicans Should be Repulsed.”
The Evidence Says: Trump is an Agent of Putin
IndieDems is more convinced than ever of its previously stated conclusion that Trump is an agent of Putin—a conclusion that gained support after Trump’s Helsinki treason, increased further after he spent days rejecting all criticism of Helsinki, and has reached new heights with his invitation to Putin. More and more average Americans are reaching the conclusion that here is no other alternative.
The Offense is Treason
Section Three of the U.S. Constitution reads: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” The legal consensus seems to be that treason can only be committed if U.S. is waging war.
The Case for Treason
- The Way Trump and the GOP Deal with Russian Attacks Is ‘Textbook Treason’
- Trump, Treasonous Traitor
- Four ways Donald Trump could be guilty of treason, law expert reveals
- Steve Bannon calls Donald Trump Jr.’s (2016) Russia meeting ‘treasonous’
- Book gives the evidence that Trump and Putin have been striving to collaborate for years
- President Trump’s Russia denialism is grounds for impeachment
Special Counsel Mueller indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers, the findings of our intelligence services, and the recent report of the Senate Intelligence Committee verifying those findings leave no doubt that we are under attack by Russia.
- And by any reasonable definition of those words, refusing to punish Russia for its attacks on America and refusing to take any steps to prevent the attacks from continuing, is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
- In short, as of right now, Donald Trump is committing treason against the United States. As are any who support him.