Trump Tweets Looks Somewhat Easier Than Crooked

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It’s Tuesday.

It’s July 2nd.

On Thursday the Country will celebrate Independence Day.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify on July 17th, fifteen days from now, but who’s counting?

For Tuesday the President tweeted 7 times so far.

For the second day in a row, President Trump has attacked New York State, there still doesn’t seem a reason behind the tweets.

Attorney General of New York Letitia “Tish” James, responded to the Presidential tweets from Monday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo weighed-in on Monday, while speaking to reporters on a conference call, NBC News reported that although Cuomo hadn’t seen the tweets, he was not surprised in the least by President Trump’s absurd tweets.

Nothing that man can say can surprise me. He says the most absurd things. [President Trump’s] Strength is not fact or truth

Cuomo via NBC News.

Hillary Clinton also responded.

“Our NRA”

NBC News notes, that while it is true that people are leaving New York according to Census data, it’s impossible to gauge the number of departing businesses given that some 10,000 new businesses start and close in New York, every year.

Opinion

While I was researching these tweets specifically the NRA, I discovered a treasure trove of information, that I can’t possible dive through for this article.

Here is a time-line (ish) of what I discovered so far.

April 17th, 2019, The Trace, in partnership with The New Yorker published an article titled “Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the NRA.”

The article details, the relationship between the NRA and NRATV, and the PR firm of Ackerman McQueen, based out of Oklahoma.

The PR firm has for decades worked with the NRA, so much so, that as the article notes, it’s impossible to see where the firm ends and the NRA begins, for example then-President of the NRA Oliver North, was paid, roughly $1 million dollars through Ackerman-McQueen, and not the NRA.

Shortly after The Trace article was published, The Wall Street Journal reported on April 26th, about the dispute between longtime CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and North.

The gist of the article both accused the other of wrong-doing to the board of the NRA. Both claim the other of finance crimes sending letters to the board demanding action.

The Next day on April 27th, North resigned, the Wall Street Journal reported, “The probe is looking into alleged financial misconduct of the kind that Mr. North has raised in the internal battles. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Letitia James confirmed the probe and said subpoenas have been issued, but had no further comment.”

It was The Trace article that prompted Everytown for Gun Saftey to file the compliant against the NRA, questioning the groups tax-exempt status as CNN noted on April 29th.

At the time John Feinblatt the President of Everytown said “In light of the recent, credible allegations of excessive invoicing and personal enrichment by insiders, it’s encouraging that the New York Attorney General is looking into the NRA, and we renew our call for other state and federal authorities to do the same.”

On June 25th, the NRA and Ackerman-McQueen “severed its relationship” and shut down live production at NRATV, The New York Times reported. Longtime second-in-command and lobbyist for the NRA Christopher Cox resigned during what the Times calls, “cleaning house,” that happened quickly over Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

As I noted, there is more information than I could possibly hope to share in one article.

I’m unclear why the plug for Mark Levin’s book is included in the thread attacking New York.



I’m old enough to remember when the President wasn’t credited with the economy…either good or bad…though it stands more to reason that the “Government” as a whole would in fact be responsible for the bad, given generally speaking when there is a downturn, you can typically find some new government something that makes it harder for the free market, not easier.

Tariffs = tax on consumers.


I’m sure they aren’t thrilled, but that’s just me. Note that this tweet will be covered in an afternoon article.


Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not, ever once, testify, he was the lead investigator, having him testify before Congress about his investigation, is how it’s suppose to work.


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