Monday, February 13, 2017

ANOTHER MISSED MEETING




At 7pm I was pondering if a skittish GI tract and concern that the strong winds would create problems in taking my walker from and replacing into my car trunk would make it wiser for me to stay home and not attend the Council meeting.

After all the 5:2 majority would without question approve every item on with the only objections coming from politically motivated Rivers and Tolliver. That would also include the massive amount of legal contracts which were not open to public comment last Monday.

My decision became moot with my son’s welcomed phone call and the time factor had become critical. As it turned out at 8:30 there was no questioned that home was the place to be.

The circus in Washington continues with several more Trump appointees being approved strictly along party lines, no matter how tainted their records could be.

The question if Michael Flynn had compromised himself and our government was being battered about by Trumps inner circle.

Today Kellyanne the mistress of alternate facts went on record that he had Trump’s complete confidence. On the other hand press secretary Sean Spicer delivered a contradictory statement to reporters. “The president is evaluating the situation” and he was in conversations with VP Pence.

According to the Washington Post; current and former U.S. officials said that Sally Yates the fired acting Attorney General with support of James R. Clapper Jr., who was the director of national intelligence, and John Brennan, the CIA director at the time last month had “informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail.”

The article noted that “Yates and other intelligence officials suspected that Flynn could be in violation of an obscure U.S. statute known as the Logan Act, which bars U.S. citizens from interfering in diplomatic disputes with another country”

Flynn lied and he should be canned for that reason alone even ignoring his potential compromised status. Will he be?

7 comments:

  1. Flynn is gone (he resigned late last night), but locally, Wisniewski & Associates should be gone as Special Counsel for Tax Appeals, after serially violating our local Pay-to-Play ordinance with prohibited campaign contributions during the terms of its contracts with the City. Now that ordinance will be gone soon because a weak-spined Council majority folded to the allure of massive infusions of vendor cash they hope will prop them up today and far into the future. If Kellyanne is Washington's "mistress of alternate facts", here in Plainfield Corporation Counsel David Minchello is surely its master. Unlike the David of biblical lore who brought down Goliath with a slingshot, our David presented him a golden throne. The takeaway is that it's quite OK to ignore our ordinances if you've got some money to spread around.

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    1. Flynn's exit happened shortly after I posted this blog. He was given the easy way out to spare charges by congress and distance the administration. The legal fees and the pay for play ordinances are a disgrace and fees need explanation as to our legal costs.

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    2. Don't hold your breath Doc. At least the Trump administration either forced Flynn to leave or resign. In Plainfield corruption, pay to play and less than ethical practices are what get you a job in City Hall, an appointment to a board or commission and a hefty contract based on you contribution.

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    3. Why Trump would ever appoint a Democrat and former Obama appointee to a position of power . . .I just don't see it.
      A leftist can be a lot of things, but he can never be RIGHT!

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    4. Perhaps the Democrat is not an expert in alternative facts.

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    5. Heck oldoc. Democrats, especially the Regressive Dems live in an alternate reality! They see and hear things that normal, sane and well adjusted people can't see without first taking a drug such as mescaline or peyote.

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  2. Yes confusion was the agenda, pack the room with the taxi issue and slide in a bunch of political paybacks, over priced lawyers double dipping, over priced park buildings,tax breaks for friends, keep spending all of our tax dollars instead of saving for a rainy day

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