Bettors are Almost Certain that Trump will be Impeached

It’s a sure thing. Even Trump is probably betting on himself to be impeached:

As news of tumult in the White House continues to shock the world, users on betting sites are growing near certain that the President Donald Trump is headed back to his glass and gold tower.

Based on the most recent influx of bets placed on U.K.-based Ladbrokes, users seem to see a 60% chance that Trump will not last his first term in office, according to Matthew Shaddick, the head of political betting over at Ladbrokes. That’s up from 25% immediately following the November elections.

U.S. Senators seek Lifetime ban on ex-Congress Members Lobbying

This bill must be passed. Just don’t hold your breath. If they can’t get this voted into law then there is no hope for the two-party system whatsoever. I’m just wondering why it wasn’t proposed by Bernie Sanders.

A bipartisan bill introduced on Thursday would prohibit members of the U.S. Congress from ever working as lobbyists after they leave the Senate or House of Representatives.

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House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: “I think Putin pays” Trump

Of course the principles involved will claim they were joking. It wasn’t a joke. He confirmed what many of us suspect: Trump was bought off by the Russians

A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy – made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy, R-Calif., said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.

Bernie Sanders still hasn’t filed his financial disclosures, raising questions about his wealth

Is Sanders a crook? That might explain why he ate out of Hillary’s hand during last year’s presidential campaign:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has missed the May 15 deadline for disclosing his 2016 finances. Senators in the U.S. are required to file disclosures with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics on a yearly basis.

…The Center for Public Integrity wrote in a 2016 article that Sanders was evading disclosures by working the system during his presidential campaign.

I wonder if this has anything to do with wife. Who is under investigation:

This story broke just today that there was an investigation of financial improprieties under Jane Sanders at Burlington College by the FBI and the Department of Justice. There is no word so far if the investigation is still ongoing.

President Trump’s impeachment called for on House floor by Rep. Al Green

Let’s get this ball rolling. Who’s next to show some courage?

In a fiery speech on the House floor, Rep. Al Green called for President Trump’s impeachment on Wednesday morning.

“It’s a position of conscience for me,” the Texas Democrat said. “This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. The president must be impeached.”

…Green became the first Democrat in Congress to start calling for impeachment earlier this week, prior to news breaking that the president reportedly disclosed classified information to Russian officials – and before President Trump asked James Comey to drop the FBI probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, at least according to memos from the now-fired FBI director.

Trump Campaign Had At Least 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russians, Sources Say

Someone must have a recording of those calls. Right, CIA/NSA?

Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters.

The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described to Reuters were phone calls between advisers of Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak and Trump, including Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, three current and former officials said.

But something better be done soon or the stock market could keep dropping. And that’s what matters most to the 1 percent:

Big falls on US stock markets have dragged down Asian shares over fears the political controversy surrounding President Trump will blunt his ability to deliver tax and regulatory reform.