Screenshot from an MSNBC news report that states 56 percent of the American people think trump conspired with Russia

Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/22-3/29

The week began with Attorney General William Barr’s memo, which seemed to imply the Mueller report cleared Trump of all charges. Trump celebrated by going after our health care and depriving Puerto Rico of badly needed resources.

Trump’s “Got Away with Treason” Tour | Real Time with Bill Maher

The week closed with Adam Shiff’s an historic viral take-down of Trump’s Congressional enablers on the GOP side of the House Intelligence Committee, and an Alexandria Cortez MSNBC Town Hall to discuss the Green New Deal as a policy proposal.

It’s refreshing to see Americans engage with each other to solve problems.

I agree with Congressman Schiff: Trump’s corruption is not OK, and neither is the GOP’s.

On a personal note, I had family in town this week. We did some sightseeing but mostly we sat around and talked; I don’t socialize often so it was exhausting. I avoided the news because I was furious with the press for falling for another obvious gaslight, although props to @MSNBC for more accuracy than @CNN or @Fox.

Americans aren’t falling for the gaslight either; 56% still think Trump conspired with Russia.

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21 thoughts on “Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/22-3/29

  1. I had missed the Schiff response to the Republicans. Thank you for sharing all of these powerful people who have had it up to their eyebrows with the Republican crap. Great recap of the week, Robert.

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  2. I’m really not sure how much Russian interference there may have been. Possibly during the run up to the referendum, especially as no one (including our politicians) understood the consequences of leaving the EU.

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    1. I heard reports Of Russian Involvement almost as soon as the vote happened.

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/10/17/russian-iranian-twitter-trolls-sent-10-million-tweets-fake-news/

      A divided and dysfunctional EU is a gift to Putin.

      I’m sure alot of people in the UK feel confused and uncertain.

      What Putin’s incessant gaslighting has done to the United States is a tragedy. The people are so insane we discuss an accused felon, a sex addict accused of multiple rapes, a pathological liar, and a man who publicly commits treason, as the strongest possible candidate for President.

      This is what our press tells us the Democrats must ‘struggle’ to overcome in 2020.

      By any normal standard this is insane.

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      1. Even when it’s suspected there’s been Russian interference no one seems to come up with a counter policy. At last night’s votes in London politicians couldn’t agree on anything so after taking back control of the Brexit mess, they’ve failed to come up with anything – and May gets the chance to try to oush her deal through again. Or, we might get a snap General Election which will create more chaos. It’s costing about £300 million since the referendum! I dread we might get Boris as PM – he and Trump even look alike!

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      2. Putin’s weapon works by neutralizing our perception of it. He gaslights a segment of our people into making self-destructive political decisions. These decisions are marketed with emotional appeals to racism and nationalism, but if we look closely at Brexit and Trump they make no sense in a world made more civil and democratic by NATO and the EU. Our citizens are so distracted by the chaos we can’t think. To implement an effective strategy against Putin’s weapon we have to remove Putin’s operatives from our governments and shut down his propaganda outlets.

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    1. If Mueller’s intention was to give the report and the evidence to Congress to let the House decide on guilt or innocence he was acting in good faith. Our problem seems to be a corrupt trump appointee who should have recused himself and may live to regret that he didn’t.

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  3. Thanks, Rob. The focus on Trump here has lessened (though there was some coverage of the Mueller report) because of the BREXIT fiasco, which has us all glued to our setas, slack-jawed in disbelief at the total mess we’re in.

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    1. I’m watching that too Mary. I also think Putin has launched an Active Measure to make Brexit even messier. News outlets in the States report protestors in the UK wearing Trump masks asking Donald Trump to step in and straighten it out. If that’s not an obvious bit of Russian meddling nothing is. I’m sick of Putin playing with our heads and our lives.

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      1. Trump says Theresa May has made a mess of things because she didn’t take his advice – which was to sue the EU! Not quite sure on what grounds but he’s certainly correct in saying she’s mae a mess.

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      2. Am I wrong in thinking much of this mess is caused by paid Russian gossipmongers who use weaponised lies to stoke preexisting divisions in the nations Putin targets. It is true that incompetent leadership makes both of our nations vulnerable to his kind of attack; it is also true that without Putin’s intrusions, Brexit and Trump may never have happened. I say may, because Putin uses what he finds, which means plenty of folks in the UK were ready to hear and act on his lies.

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