Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
President Trump issued an Executive Order. Human rights abuse and corruption are a threat to national security, so if you’re on our secret list, we can bar your entry into the country and if you’re already here, we can seize your assets without notice.
Wow, that’s a big step, worse than the No Fly List. Just on general principles, I’m uncomfortable with the President giving the bureaucracy that kind of power. What brought this on?
The order is somehow related to the Magnitsky Act, which is named after some Russian who died under suspicious circumstances. The Russian government hates the Magnitsky Act and wants it repealed. Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton didn’t enforce the Act because they wanted favorable relations with the Russians.
Remember Natalia Veselnitskaya, that Russian lawyer woman who met with Donald Trump Junior before the election? She claimed to have dirt on Hillary so he went to the meeting but she had no dirt, it was a pretense to lobby him to repeal the Magnitsky Act.
Turns out that same woman was given special permission to enter the US by the Obama Department of Justice, tricked Junior into taking hermeeting, and also met with Fusion GPS – the people who made the fake dossier paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign – before and after hermeeting with Junior. She came, got instructions, executed them, reported back . . . mission accomplished.
That meeting and the Fusion GPS dossier are the Democrats’ reasons for claiming Trump was colluding with the Russians to steal the election. On the contrary, it’s beginning to look as if the whole thing may have been a team effort between the Russian government, the DNC and the Clinton campaign to smear Trump and thereby help Hillary get elected. And the proof is this Executive Order – had Trump not been elected, Hillary would have continued to go soft on Russia, so plainly the Russians had no interest in defeating her. Trump is their worst nightmare – a politician they can’t buy.
The special investigator should be looking at collusion, all right, he’s just not looking in the right place.
Now that Trump has nominated a good SCOTUS justice, if all he accomplishes is further undercutting the respect for the media and the federal bureaucracy, I’ll consider his presidency a success