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Simple as oceanedge2 pointed out Trump shows his hand with every Tweet.  Trump should read the  Art of War. 

Really,  I think  the Real Medical records of Trump should be shared with the powers that be. Seems,  to me Trump maybe suffering from Sundown syndrome.  The proper steps be taken to have him step down from office. Trump get the medical help he needs. We all get our Country back. Stop the daily Presidential Scandals.  Nancy 

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Every time there is a new scandal which there always is or The Donald makes one up, he tweets and tweets thinking or hoping everyone will forget about him and Russia and what ever else he has done.

Problem is, NO ONE is forgetting, we are just adding one more scandal onto the list.

Thank GOD for Mueller, other wise this scandal would have been swept under the rug. Unbelievable our own Government does not care a Foreign Government, an enemy yet, has gotten into bed with the Donald.

Shameful around the World to see the Republican Party is letting this happen. No one can deny the Republicans Are in Bed with the Russians as Much as The Donald, or the scandal would never have become just that, A Scandal.

Live For Today, No One is Guaranteed a TOMORROW !
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Trump's method of killing last week's scandal is to make sure this week's scandal is bigger and more outrageous. 

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The Democrats (and the core Republicans) are all too silent in this. If it weren't for Mueller this would all be just a bump in the road. The investigations continue, as they should.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/10/how-to-kill-a-presidential-scandal-trump-russia-watergate-iran-...

 

How to Kill a Presidential Scandal

 

Republicans smothered the Iran-Contra affair. The same might happen with Trump and Russia.

 

A mysterious intrusion at the Democratic National Committee, an obstructive and besieged president, fears of an incipient constitutional crisis. It’s been easy to draw parallels between Watergate and the Trump-Russia scandal.

 

This isn’t entirely surprising. For decades, Watergate has been the touchstone whenever a scandal wafts through Washington. There’s been Chinagate and Plamegate, Bridgegate and Emailgate, and many others besides. But these comparisons have become particularly fervid lately. Historians of the Richard Nixon era and former Watergate prosecutors and protagonists are again cable news mainstays. Discussions about potential impeachment proceedings, should the Democrats retake the House in November, inevitably glance backward to the dark final days of the Nixon administration.

 

But the lessons of Watergate, through real, are overstated. And its persistence in our collective imagination reveals a particularly American tendency: our bedrock optimism, and—even in this era of cynicism—trust in the equalizing force of our political institutions. In Watergate, “the American system worked,” as Carl Bernstein said. Americans stared down an unprecedented modern threat to their democracy and won.

 

But this is an overly optimistic scenario. In truth, the other great political scandal of the last half-century—the complex set of crimes known as Iran-Contra—parallels President Donald Trump’s alleged coordination with Russia to skew the 2016 presidential election much more closely and offers us greater insight into how the scandal will likely unfold in the future. And if Iran-Contra’s lessons have been oddly forgotten, we might want to consider why. Because there, the perpetrators succeeded.

 

 

“The bottom line in Iran-Contra is: Cover-ups can work", James Brosnahan, a prosecutor in the independent counsel’s Iran-Contra investigation, told me in a phone interview. “And that’s what we should be worried about here.”

 

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