In The Beginning

What follows is not about the classic opening verse found in the Bible.  Much to the contrary, it is why Donald Trump is sweating like a whore in church. The indictments of Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates by a federal grand jury have revealed Robert Mueller’s starting point for a legal process by which Trump will eventually resign the presidency of the United States so he can receive a pardon from Mike Pence.  Mueller will follow the money.

Manafort and Gates pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including tax fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.  Even more damaging than these indictments, however, was the announcement that former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulus had secretly pleaded guilty two weeks earlier to charges of lying to the F.B.I. about contacts with Russian intelligence operatives; he has been cooperating with authorities, and may have even been wired during his conversations with former colleagues. Clearly, the walls are closing in, and it appears that members of Trump’s immediate family are in Mueller’s crosshairs.

Now we can look back at Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns and understand the reason why. There are too many leads for a good prosecutor to pursue. Furthermore, following a business loss of nearly one billion dollars, as referenced on his 1995 tax return, U.S. Bankers considered Trump an extremely poor risk. Trump had to resort to overseas financiers, and both of his sons have publicly admitted that most of those funds came from Russia. No wonder Trump would not say anything negative about Russia; this seeming failure to admit the obvious demonstrates how a debtor-creditor relationship remains amicable.

Donald Trump is a TRAITOR, as are many of those who worked in his presidential campaign.  These people make Benedict Arnold look like a choirboy. They turned our electoral process over to archenemy Russia, which, no matter how you cut it, is a conspiracy against the United States and its citizens.

The truly sad part of this sordid affair is that approximately 30 per cent of the population, knowing that treason has occurred, will continue to support Donald Trump. Among this group is found human waste,  like Richard Spencer and David Duke, a propaganda machine which calls itself Fox News, Trump apologists in Congress like Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Peter King (R-NY),  and finally, those suffering the Dunning-Kruger Effect, which is the inability of stupid people to recognize their own stupidity.

Nevertheless, as Papadopoulus sings his heart out, we can take a lead from professionl singers, The Carpenters, and their hit song “We’ve Only Just Begun.”

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