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The first of many?   …  Special Representative for Ukraine: Kurt Volker resigns.
The starting list:
While I’m 99% positive an impeachment trial of #CriminalDonald will fail in the Senate (Thank You, “Moscow Mitch” McConnell), it will be interesting to see what effect the Republican cowardice in the face of Presidential criminal activity will have on the elections in November 2020.  And to think, there was once a time when I could admire (not support or agree with, but admire) a principled Republican (Barry Goldwater, Howard Baker, Everett Dirksen).   Dwight Eisenhower, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt (Republicans and Presidents I could agree with) must be turning over in their graves.
I recall an image from my childhood (“Weeping Lincoln”- Bill Mauldin’s famous cartoon about the JFK assassination) and, somehow, it seems equally appropriate today:

A Criminal In The Oval Office:  Another Reason To Cry

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On This Day In:
2018 Very Few
2017 Or The Candidate Who…
2016 The Happiest People
2015 Jumping Into The Dark
2014 I Would Be Sillier
2013 It Keeps Happening Anyway
2012 Take Time
2011 A Mother’s Lesson
2010 3rd Pair – Shoe Review (DOA and Final)

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[One year ago I posted the following:   ]
George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort (charged, not yet tried or convicted), Richard Gates (charged, not yet tried or convicted), General (Ret.) Michael Flynn, …
Does ANYONE doubt where this ends???
[So where are we now (one year later) in the “witch-hunt”…  (Source: Wikipedia)
George Papadopoulos
October 3, 2017
1 count: false statements
Pleaded guilty on October 5, 2017.
Sentenced to 14 days in prison, a $9,500 fine, 200 hours of community service and 12 months probation on September 7, 2018.
Paul Manafort
October 27, 2017
2 counts: conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice
Pleaded guilty on September 14, 2018.
February 22, 2018
18 counts: filing false tax returns (×5), failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts (×4), bank fraud conspiracy (×5), and bank fraud (×4)
Found guilty on 8 counts, mistrial declared on 10 counts on August 21, 2018.
Rick Gates
October 27, 2017
2 counts: conspiracy against the United States and false statements
Pleaded guilty on February 23, 2018.
February 22, 2018
23 counts: assisting in the preparation of false tax returns (×5), subscribing to false tax returns (×5), filing a false amended return, failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts (×3), bank fraud conspiracy (×5), and bank fraud (×4)
Charges dismissed without prejudice on February 27, 2018.
Michael Flynn (General, Retired)
November 30, 2017
1 count: false statements to Federal investigators (FBI)
Pleaded guilty on December 1, 2017.
Richard Pinedo
February 2, 2018
1 count: identity fraud
Pleaded guilty on February 2, 2018.
Sentenced to six months in prison, followed by six months of home confinement on October 10, 2018.
Alex van der Zwaan
February 16, 2018
1 count: false statements
Pleaded guilty on February 16, 2018.
Sentenced to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine on April 3, 2018.
Deported to the Netherlands on June 5, 2018.
And so, I ask again:  Does ANYONE doubt where this ends???   —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Dominoes
2016 Itchin’
2015 In The Not So Distant Future
2014 Sources
2013 Three Essentials
2012 Just Looking
2011 Religious Lessons
2010 View From Under The Bus… (A mid-term report card on the Obama Administration. Long, but still worth reading for historical perspective.)

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