Sunday, November 5, 2017

Move On, Folks, Nothing To See Here

Here's something that I never knew:  Donald Trump's Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, was formerly the Vice Chairman of the Bank of Cyprus, the most notorious financial institution in the world for the laundering of Russian mob money, and still retains large holdings in the bank.

One more payoff to Vladimir Putin, or just a gigantic coincidence?

And a little more:  Oh, and it turns out that Wilbur Ross is a business partner of Vladimir Putin's son in law, a fact which he conveniently forgot to mention at his confirmation hearing.

And still the Republican Congress does nothing, even in this grotesque example of corruption and sedition.  I suspect that, when the smoking gun evidence of Trump's treason is really laid out, this is going to be the end of it: Republicans just saying "so what," and moving along to their next scheduled atrocity, with the full backing of their 30% base, which is enough to eject any Republican legislator who doesn't go along with the program, while the rest of the country is powerless to do a thing about it.  And then comes the election of 2018, in which a combination of Republican vote rigging and massive spending on smear campaigns will, as is the norm now, keep them firmly ensconced in power.  Probably forever.


Jean Valjean said...

So many stories, yet untold!

Jerry Critter said...

Geeeeee! I have no, absolutely no, idea of where Trump ever found Wilbur Ross. I do wonder, however, what happened to the vetting process that the Senate did (or should have done) before confirming him? Let’s hope Mueller is following all of the money.

Green Eagle said...

Vetting? With Republicans in charge, it worked exactly the way it was intended to- no one who is not terminally corrupt will get anywhere near the levers of power. This, however, is even beyond that- this guy is in bed with the very Russian fascists that are the target of all the accusations about Trump, and Trump is so utterly contemptuous of what we can do about it that he makes this tool of Putin our commerce secretary.