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Trump May Have Found a Way to Stack Commissions With 'Sympathetic' Nominees


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Trump May Have Found a Way to Stack Commissions With 'Sympathetic' Nominees

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

The Trump administration may have come up with "a way to get around" the tradition of bipartisan representation on federal commissions, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday, raising alarm that those panels could end up "being stacked with nominees sympathetic to the president."


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Give credit where credit is due: to Bannon and his personal Renfield, Stephen Miller, collaborating criminals from Hell "found a way to stack commissions with sympathetic sycophantic sheeple."


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Interesting, and of greater interest is all the assistant secretaries and undersecretaries - sometimes a couple dozen individuals heading every cabinet agency - that are also political appointees...


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Well of course they will and Democrats just can't find any tricks or plays like the Republicans do to stop them. Seems the Republicans know the law and are quicker mentally since they keep coming up with new ideas. We haven't seen a new idea or effort from the Dems in a very long time. Even when Dems were in control the Republicans still ran things in congress.
So either they know the law and are more imaginative than Dems or Dems don't give a shit and don't know the law, which is it??? Republicans are playing hard ball, what the hell are Dems doing, just quietly watching them deconstruct the government??


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The further the government drifts from doing anything important for people, the less attention people will pay to the government.

The US can of course go full dictatorship and make people work or they go to jail. That tack has been followed by rich people running austerity dictatorships so many times that the result can be closely described with nearly perfect accuracy.

Collapse of a fake government run by rich people is 100% certain.

Therefore; the people need to boycott consumption as much as possible and stay as aloof from party politics as much as possible.We all need to learn to have fun as we develop a new story while watching rich people collapse into telling us to eat cake.


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What a silly story! Goldman Sachs owns the Treasury Department whether Republicans or Democrats run the show. Monsanto/Bayer has its own permanent cabinet post too.

The Democratic/Republican majority may have found a way to stack commissions centuries ago. This may have led to an utterly toothless Federal Election Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Communications Commission for at least a century and a half. And now they found a way to extract gummy's last tooth?


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Yes, rich people can tell us to eat cake, and we can quietly build an adequate number of well greased guillotines to handle the job, when the time comes.


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Dems are weak, and do not care. Even ACA was borrowed from the MA law.


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Personally, let's divest Wall Street from the government. No Citizens United. No lobbyists. And let's close Wall Street. No class in these people.


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We should have our own government. The elites have run this government for over 200 years. Shut down the electoral college system which is a failure.


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Autonomous democracy is better yet.

The people have already decided a storybook reality of more fun and less war is better.

You are cosmic powered biology surfing big still banging at life speed.

Forget the electoral college.


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"The workaround could impact critical commissions including those governing election law (the Federal Election Commission, or FEC)..." Well, Trump will be reelected by losing the popular vote. Not that he needed to stack this commission. The GOP went around the country a couple years before the election and got the states to redraw districts to ensure a win. This is THE reason Trump won by losing 2.5 million votes. Commondreams had an article on this when they did it. The Electoral College is outdated and we need to get rid of it. It is obviously against the People's choice.


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Beside "stacking" "regulatory" commissions with friendly conservatives and other shills, trump brought the US an AG in jeff sessions now accused of non-disclosure of contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak - "non-disclosure" can also be described as failing to tell the truth or lying.................sessions oversees the FBI that lying-to is a crime.

"Jeff Sessions, while still a US senator, spoke twice last year with Russia's ambassador, encounters he did not disclose when asked during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general about possible contacts between Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials, The Washington Post reported, citing Justice Department officials.

One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak that took place in September in the senator's office, at the height of what US intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the US presidential race, the (Washington) Post reported."

"As attorney general, Sessions oversees the Justice Department, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which have been leading investigations into Russian meddling and any links to Trump's associates. "

"At his January 10 Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Democratic Senator Al Franken what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign, the Post reported.

"I’m not aware of any of those activities," Sessions responded, according to the Post. He added: "I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians."

""Everyone knows Jeff Sessions was up to his ears in the Trump campaign, that's why he's attorney-general now.""


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Sessions also spoke as to why prosecuting people for perjury was important. Of course, that's back when it was Bill Clinton who lied under oath.

Also, let's not forget that Pruitt lied during his Senate confirmation, as well. Not about Russia, but about using a private email server...but who could possibly care about that?


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Mostly, yup.


#16

Exactly. The electoral college is not needed, but until enough people rise up and contact our members of congress, it will be there.