- TheOxfordSciemtist.com first broke this news on 1 August 2019, Time on 13 August, and MSNBC on 14 August - . . .
Senate Majority Leader McConnell and fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, caught with their hands in Russian till
... Moscow Mitch & Rand Paul aid Russian Interference in US elections, while seeking aluminum plant Russian oligarch and Putin/Trump ally, Oleg Deripska wants to build in Kentucky
Which begs the question, why Mueller identified and US sanctioned Oleg Deripaska is negotiating to do business in the United States, with the Senate Majority Leader?
Rand Paul exposed in Trump/Moscow Mitch/Deripaska money grab
The question as to what benefits Kentucky officials were willing to give Deripaska in return, is to be investigated by House of Representatives, when they summon the intestinal fortitude to do so.
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Selling out the people of Kentucky and the United States, for money.
The details of McConnell's and Paul's dealing with sanctioned Russians, according to Defense Department investigators - stinks to high heaven
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who now and forevermore will known as - Moscow Mitch - has come under intense scrutiny for his role in blocking the US Senate from voting on several election security bills. Other facts uncovered in recent investigations give a much more sordid reality to the affairs of Moscow Mitch.
Recent intelligence documents unearthed reveal that McConnell’s position on these matters is associated with links to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who has promised to build an aluminum smelting plant in Kentucky. Almost incomprehensibly, Rand Paul, according to Defense Department investigators, has been working to remove sanctions which stand in the way of the Nord Stream 2 project, which, if allowed to proceed, would dramatically expand Russian shipments of natural gas to Germany.
The funding for the Kentucky aluminum plant project was only made possible after the Treasury Department gave sanctions relief to the Russian company Rusal and other companies owned or controlled by Oleg Deripaska and others in Putin's inner circle. Deripaska is accused of helping Moscow seize land in Ukraine, supply weapons to Syria and meddling in the US election and those of several other countries.
The other bluegrass state Republican senator, Rand Paul, has been equally vehement not to block Russian interference in US election efforts — while also championing the same Deripaska aluminum plant in Kentucky, despite Defense Department warnings about Russian involvement in US military aluminum procurement.
These facts constitute the beginning of the end for the self-professed legislative 'grim reaper'.
It is a long, pre-Trump Administration, standing practice that members of a legislator's family should not hold positions in government whose functions come under the purview of that legislator.
Either Senate Majority Leader Moscow Mitch or his wife, Elaine Lan Chao, the US Secretary of Transportation, must resign. McConnell's position has now become untenable, and the spectre of McConnell facing impeachment by the House of Representatives, looms large. Rand Paul will also have to resign and forfeit the ill-gotten gains he sought from the Deripaska deal.
Every right-thinking American, whether they live in Kentucky, Maine, Alaska, Hawaii or Oklahoma, should stop whatever they are doing and make a donation to the campaign of Amy McGrath, a retired combat pilot and Marine lieutenant colonel, who is opposing Moscow Mitch in the 2020 election. And, help vote Moscow Mitch out of the US Senate.
Amy McGrath graduated from the US Naval Academy and became the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly a combat mission in an F-18 fighter jet. She served 20 years in the Marine Corp, flew 89 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, targeting al-Qaida and the Taliban. Amy McGrath returned home to Kentucky, to raise a family.
And now, after fighting America's foreign enemies, Amy finds herself in a fight against America's domestic ones, those who get up each morning and violate the tenets of this great nation that enshrines that every American can dream to become a fighter pilot and, achieve that dream and nobody is going to get in their way.
Moscow Mitch violates the tenets of our American Republic and the Constitution of the United States each and every day of his life. He obviously needs time away from Washington to rethink his allegiances, and Amy is the person to give him that opportunity.
Again, every right-thinking American, support Amy!
Moscow Mitch and comrade Rand Paul and their former staff members, and now Washington lobbyists, have worked tirelessly, not to improve health care for all Americans or improve our schools, but have worked to remove sanctions on Deripaska to line their own pockets. Now, their devotion to comrade Trump makes sense, they drain the sewer to recover the money that Russia offers those who would undermine American democracy.
Recently, comrade Trump called Putin to offer American assistance in helping Putin combat wildfires racing across the plains and forests of Russia. When under his pathetic watch, wildfires raced across California, and many other states, he sat silent in the people's house. And most important, comrade Trump does not have the foggiest idea how to combat wildfires, and cannot use his regulation busting, let big business wreck havoc with the natural treasures of the United States, heads of the relevant agencies are equally clueless to assist him to do so.
Another empty promise from the president of lies and deceit, just like the promise to provide all Americans with health care, while he goes to court to remove millions from the little care that they have now.
The base 24%, nearly one-quarter, of those living in the United States form what has come to be known as Trump's base of supporters. Those cheering crowds, who in places chosen very carefully, relish in a total disregard for the creed and tenets of our American Republic.
But let us take a closer look at the make up the audiences at Trump's klan gatherings.
They are police officers like the ones from Massachusetts who were members of the kkk, soldiers who are members of the FEAR group of race haters within the ranks of US military forces, farmers who have from time immemorial railed against the poor of color and like Santorum did falsely in Iowa, when in reality the vast majority of welfare recipients are white, always have been and always will be.
The psychological wage, the false belief of being better than someone else, has and continues to be more important than real wages. I will not pay you more the boss tells this pathetic mass, but you can feel good to know that I pay you more than the people you hate and despise. Remembering that empty heads are the ultimate cause of empty bellies. And now, that mid-western and southern farmer who chants 'send them back', does not grow soybeans or canola to export to China, but lives on billions in welfare. I guess they have a lot to cheer about, as they inflate the claims of their losses, but this administration fought against a provision in the farmer welfare handout bill that allowed for the FBI to monitor claims, just as they did not in the bailout of the financial institutions.
They are some 24% of our nation's teachers who hand out lower grades to students of color so their white students can compete with their hard working African American, Asian, South Asian and Hispanic counterparts. This fact is why American is near the bottom of the league table in math skills. They are high school coaches who are confronted in church about why they are playing so many athletes of color and told if they want to remain in that community they had better make an adjustment. Then they bow their heads in prayer while the pastor stands before a flag-draped pulpit. They are the bank tellers who tell that customers of color that it does not matter that they made a slight mistake in the spelling of their name, when that teller knows that they just created an alias name that will affect that customer's credit rating, forever. They are the workers in our stores who, embolden by Trump, are overtly nasty to any customer of color, and when a manager is complained to, they have to consider that they live in that community and that law and constitution are less important than the color of one's skin in Trump's America.
Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio was just interviewed on CNN and asked if he knew why the shooter in Dayton, Ohio, singled out the Oregon District of that city. Freeze frame and watch his eyes go up and to the right, viewers left, as he answers no. Sherrod Brown knows full-well that the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio, is an island of liberal, LGBTQ and inter-racial tranquility, in a sea of Nick Turners, Jim Jordans and John Kasich types, who foment and were the forerunners of the surge of white nationalism that is the hallmark of 1600 Pennsylvania these days. The Oregon District represents everything that Trump uses to keep the dwindling base in a racial murderous frenzy. As did his grandparents, his father, and now his sons and daughter(s). No one who knows and is willing to say - how many children the pedophile president has or their ethnicity - yet.
The same Democrat Party that Sherrod Brown represents today, has relied on people of color for whatever electoral gains they have had. The party, who since my earliest memory of them coming to our door to tell my parents how they were all in favor of their full participation in this republic, but they just could not pushed too hard for fear of a white backlash.
If, you consider that the above statement sounds like a speech by Nancy Pelosi, the message is getting through.
It is a tragedy that at a time when truth and justice is so sorely needed that cowards occupy the constitutional positions of both the presidency and the speaker of the house.
A few years ago, there was a shooting at a McDonald's restaurant in Germany, during the first few hours after the incident it was a shooting in a McDonald's restaurant, but within several hours after the incident it was sanitized to a shooting in a restaurant. Within the first few hours after the El Paso shooting, it was a shooting by a white man targeting Mexicans, immigrants and people of colour. 24 hours later MSNBC reports that the shooter targeted 'shoppers' in a Walmart, which by Sunday night will be shoppers in a mall in the South. It will not be long before Alexandra E Witt of MSNBC will refer to the shooters as 'southern heroes', the same 'good' people, where one Kasich-era Ohio-bred participant used his car to kill a young woman in Charlottesville.
Presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, too expressed his heartfelt sympathy for the shoppers in the mall in the South. Not long ago he was admitting he had been unable to weed out the klan-leaning and white nationalist-riddled police department in South Bend, who had just, under the color of authority, shot and killed an unarmed citizen of that city who just happened to be an American of African origin. Whose people had been in this country hundred's of years before his immigrant parents arrived on these shores. Remembering that the top ivy-league election expert in the United States, wrote that it has not been too many years since every elected official in the entire state of Indiana had ties to the klan, including our erstwhile vice-president Mike Pence.
The 40% of Americans, the 'us' in the chant 'Jews will not replace us', openly, with the white nationalist-in-chief's prompting, violate their oath of office and the tenets of the American Republic each and every day of their lives.
The Walmart sales attraction that brought so many people to their El Paso store, which ended in mass murder
According to the current occupant of the White House and his race and wild-conspiracy spouting aid, Conway (emphasis on con), video games, violent movies and mental illness killed in El Paso, not someone who bought into the current administration's very public de-humanization of Mexicans, people of color and non-christians, generally.
To add action to the words of this administration, this administration has acted as if all non-whites were somehow inherently less than worthy of human dignity. This administration has put children in cages and suggested a final solution to get rid of the invaders.
This president has a final solution, just as the stock he descended from had a final solution, for another group of invaders, and his followers are emboldened by the, fat, not-so-smart, but vicious fascist - il duche - in the White House.
The current president's father, whom Donald is still trying to please, too incited white nationalists to murder, but the invaders that his father incited to murder were Irish. In fact, the president's father was arrested at a klan rally in Queen's where, at least, one Irishman was killed and scores wounded. But at that time, you arrested but did not charge a white man for killing the light brown-skinned, but brown skinned nonetheless, Italians. The choke-hold - "I cannot breathe" - murder of its day.
The current president was sent to military academy, during an era when poor teens were given the choice of either going into the army or to jail, when their behavior became just too much for the local authorities to take. These were white kids, who only lacked discipline, the non-white ones were sent straight to jail.
Donald's father, pleaded and bribed authorities not to send his son in jail for ... . Rest assured there are people still alive who know what triggered Donald being sent to military school, rather than to jail, the offence was deadly serious. And, it was the fact that Donald escaped punishment that emboldened him to rape, steal, and to boost publicly that he could shoot someone and get away with it, because he learned when he was young that if you had enough money, you could get away with anything.
This is why, even when Donald was broke he claimed to be very very rich, and his co-pedophile Jerry, learned that lesson well, and modeled his empty financial empire as well as the wolf's-den teen-beauty agency after Donald's.
Historically, at times of great crises, there is always someone to counter the base instincts of human nature, and we think of Lincoln when the nation was on the brink of splitting asunder, Churchill when forces sought to decide who should live and who should not, a Kennedy or a Johnson to tame Alabama and a burning Mississippi.
But today, when the forces of ill-nature again raise the unthinkable, we have Pelosi.