Not only funny but accurate.
Courtesy of Newsweek:
At an event on Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren called President Donald Trump an “elf on the shelf” for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During a rally in Arlington, Virginia, an attendee asked Warren what she would do as president to ensure everyone was held to the same standards under the law, including Putin’s “boy in the White House.” The attendee pointed out President Gerald Ford’s pardon of former President Richard Nixon and asked for an assurance that Warren would hold everyone accountable for criminal actions.
“His elf on the shelf,” Warren said in reference to Trump before adding, “So the answer is, yes, no one is above the law, everyone is held accountable.”
The Massachusettes senator claimed it wasn’t a matter of political prosecutions or retribution, but was a matter of having an independent Department of Justice that enforces the rule of law. Even if there is a president who is willing to “look the other way,” in terms of improper behavior, Warren said administration officials who break the law should know they’ll be investigated because “Elizabeth Warren as president will not look the other way.”
I really feel that every Democratic candidate should promise to investigate the Trump administration if they are elected.
I know that doing so is frowned upon because it harkens back to past times when conquerors or newly crowned kings would immediately slaughter or imprison those associated with the former rulers as a message to those who might plot to overthrow them, but in this case I really think it is imperative to hold these people responsible for what they have done to our country.
And the corruption appears to be quite widespread.
That this for example.
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Something strange happened in mid-December involving Oleg Deripaska, the Russian oligarch.
Late last year, the U.S. government signaled that it was about to level a new round of sanctions targeting people and entities linked to Deripaska, according to two Western officials with knowledge of the communication. Back in April 2018, the U.S. sanctioned the oligarch, who once lent millions of dollars to convicted Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort as part of a decades-long relationship between the two men. Over the following months, Deripaska’s allies made a deal with Treasury to limit Deripaska’s control over the companies in exchange for sanctions relief. Then Treasury lifted the sanctions on the companies—though the sanctions on the oligarch himself are still in place. In the year since then, it’s been all quiet on the Deripaska sanctions front.
Until December, that is. What’s strange is that despite the signal, Treasury didn’t follow through and the sanctions—which would have targeted the unnamed people and entities because of their proximity to Deripaska—didn’t materialize. It’s been two months since the U.S. indicated that the new sanctions were about to come out, and there’s been no movement from Treasury on the oligarch. The two months of inaction has stirred suspicions of political interference in the sanctions process.
Yeah that shit does not happen on its own, and if it did somebody would surely lose their job for their incompetence.
No somebody is pulling the strings behind the scenes and I think that we all deserve to know who is responsible and see them punished accordingly.