What Would President Reagan Have Done That Donald Trump Will Not?

No way to claim this is normal……..or good for the nation. One has to ask why Trump is acting in this fashion?  And what would President Reagan has done?
After nearly two years of calling Russian election interference a hoax and its investigation a witch hunt, on Friday afternoon Donald Trump is scheduled to preside over the first National Security Council meeting devoted to defending American democracy from foreign manipulation.
But 19 months into his sitting in the Oval Office, there is no coherent Trump administration strategy to combat foreign election interference — and no single person or agency in charge, current and former officials tell NBC News.

Interesting And Unexpected Photo

Special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. were spotted both waiting for their flights this morning at the 35X gate at DCA. This image first appeared in POLITICO Playbook PM.

Before Popping Champagne Over Economy Lets Recall What President Obama Achieved

Donald Trump is not very good with facts.  Or giving any credit to our nation’s first African-American president. But the fact is the United States has seen stronger GDP growth before.  It was President  Obama who delivered better than 4.1% quarterly annualized gains FOUR times.

Friday’s figures were pumped up by a surge in exports, which accounted for a quarter of the total growth for the quarter. Paradoxically, the export boom was driven in part by mounting trade tensions, which led foreign buyers to stock up on American products before their governments imposed tariffs. The trend is particularly clear in exports of soybeans, which were up more than 50 percent in May from a year earlier. Those buyers presumably didn’t want more soybeans than usual — they just wanted them sooner. Exports will almost certainly slump in the third and fourth quarters, and will turn into a drag on overall G.D.P. growth.

What Crazy Thing Will Trump Do Today In Attempt At Diversion From His Traitorous Presidential Campaign?

There is never a good time to sleep as the corruption from Donald Trump and his crime family keeps making headlines.  (It is 1:36 A.M. and your blogger is still at his desk.)

Late Thursday night it was reported that Michael Cohen, who was Donald Trump’s personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower.  That was the meeting in which adoption was the topic—oh, no, that was lie manufactured by Trump as he was heading back to the United States.   The reality of the meeting is that Russians were expected to offer the Trump campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton.

What will make Trump need the toilet often today is the report that Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Why this is rich revolves around Cohen’s claim grandly contradicting the bold face lies made by Trump.  Many strongly suspect that perjury was committed by Trump Jr., who tired to spin the yarn that the Orange Man knew nothing about the Trump Tower meeting until he was approached about it by The New York Times in July 2017.

To make this news reporting even more damaging is that it has been verified by multiple news operations.  Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians’ offer by Trump Jr.  By Cohen’s account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians.

This reporting is what the American public has long suspected. No one is shocked to find that the mentally unstable man in the Oval Office has no morals, is a traitor, and has a family as void of  souls as he does.   The lot of stinking mess should be sent to some far-flung penal colony.

The other major report tonight is that the Grand Jury in New York is making progress on what we also new from the start.

We knew the heart of the criminal matter were the business dealings and loans to Trump businesses from foreign interests. That is the reason for the mess this nation is now facing. That is why presidential candidates need to release their tax returns.  Now the reporting from the Wall Street Journal about the New York Grand jury is taking us closer to the center of the crimes.

Allen Weisselberg, a longtime financial gatekeeper for President Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in the criminal probe of Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Mr. Weisselberg is considered a witness in the investigation, the people said. It isn’t known whether he has already appeared before the grand jury or what questions prosecutors of New York’s Southern District have had for him. The date of the subpoena couldn’t be determined.

For decades, Mr. Weisselberg has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Trump Organization, and was once described by a person close to the company as “the most senior person in the organization that’s not a Trump.” After Mr. Trump was elected, he handed control of his financial assets and business interests to his two adult sons and Mr. Weisselberg.

A spokeswoman for the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment. Mr. Weisselberg and a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The subpoena illustrates that investigators are seeking input from Mr. Trump’s closest colleagues in the Trump Organization, particularly those with knowledge of the company’s financial dealings.