aside “We The People” Request The Establishment Of An Independent Commission

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Dear Honorable Representative,

The reason that many “we the people” voted for the republican President Donald Trump is that many are sick and tired of the typical politicians who speak out of both sides of their mouths. The votes for President Trump were a”see me now” vote. Those who did not vote for our current president can also be described as “see me now” voters.

“We the people” are lacking trust in our governmental institutions as you are continuously eroding our ability to take anything you say at face value. For example when some of you declare that the US House’s recently passed AHCA healthcare bill meets all the president’s promises, how do you think we feel after we do a minimal amount of research, to discover that it doesn’t by any measure? It does not cover more people or provide for better options for less monies. Are all your CBO numbers, studies by organizations like Kaiser Health, fact checking websites misleading us or are you the ones telling tall tales?

Now you are saying trust us after we have been witnesses to the following: The US House’s Intelligence Committee chair Representative Nunes’ theatrical show to make it look like he had new intelligence data which was NOT TRUE but this was orchestrated by the White House; after the US prosecutor Preet Bharara was summarily fired after he had been personally asked by the president to remain in his position; after the firing of the then US Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for doing her job; and after the recent firing of the FBI Director James Comey who all had one thing in common. They all were involved in investigations having to do with Russia’s meddling into the 2016 presidential elections and /or any possible coordination between the president, his associates and Russian officials.

But let’s not forget the firing of the president’s National Security Adviser, General Mike Flynn after only having served 24 days which should never have occurred if he had been properly vetted as befitting this high level position. Then there is the current Attorney General Jeff Sessions who decided to recuse himself from any investigations having to do with his office’s probe into Russia’s intervening in US politics. This was done after it had been made public that he did not come clean about his meetings with Russian officials while he was a part of the president’s campaign team at his confirmation hearings.

Let’s not forget the recent firing of the FBI Director James Comey by our president on May 9, 2017. I have actually watched republican US representatives on TV telling the public that they believe that the president had no choice but to act on the memo critical of Mr. Comey’s performance. And of course, we are expected to buy the line that the dismissal of Mr. Comey’ had nothing to do with his heading the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s meddling into the 2016 US presidential election process which would include the checking for any coordination by the president, his associates with Russian officials to influence the outcome. The fact that several peoples have volunteered information to the New York Times that the FBI director had asked his boss, the DOJ’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, for additional resources to expand this Russian probe on 5/8/17, could not possibly have weighed in the president’s resolve to fire Mr. Comey on (5/9/17)?

Oh yes, as of 5/11/17, those at the Department of Justice are denying that Mr. Comey ever made these requests. As a matter of fact, they are absolutely certain that no additional resources are needed to continue current ongoing projects.

And in addition, “we the people,” the “see me now voters,” are supposed to buy at face value that Rod Rosenstein’s superior, the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not have to recuse himself for intervening in this firing event because whatever happened, had absolutely no connection to the FBI’s inquiry into Russia’s shenanigans regarding US politics.

Now, after we have observed the above government circus paid for by our hard earned taxes, why would you deny us access to the truth, a credible work product as the result of an independent investigative commission and possibly a special prosecutor consisting of highly qualified, competent and non partisan actors of integrity? “We the people” deserve no less. We demand governmental integrity.


    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      I am for doing whatever it takes to move this thing along where the investigation is conducted in a non partisan, competent and thorough manner.

      Ciao, Gronda

    • Thank you for sharing this link! I was not aware of this option, and truly hope they can come to a bi-partisan solution rather than have to resort to this, but it is good to know that there is a ‘fail safe’ option.

  1. Excellent post, Gronda! In my view, there simply IS no other option than an independent investigation. It is obvious that Comey was convinced there is evidence of wrong-doing, and We The People have a right to know.


    • Dear Jill,

      You are so right! This is no longer optional. How can anyone have any confidence in our government at this point? But I demand to know the truth.
      Hugs, Gronda

      • I demand it also … once he fired Comey, in my opinion that was obstruction of justice, plain and simple. And he’s gone off the deep end today with all his crazy tweets. Perhaps he feels the lies closing in on him? I was particularly intrigued and angered over his tweet basically saying he has too much going on to make sure the information coming out of the White House to the press is accurate!!! And then he has the gall to rebuke the press when they do get something wrong? Sigh. Grrrrrrrrrrr ……


        • Dear Jill,

          The trouble is no one knows what to believe. If you are not an ardent DDT supporter, this makes a lot of us nervous. How can we have trust in the governance by republican legislators who keep covering DDT’s butt, no matter what he does.

          What if all those investigative governing bodies from the US congress, to the DOJ, FBI give DDT A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH, the public will not be convinced.

          I think those in congress for example are clueless as to how our faith in the competence and integrity of US Government entities have been eroded.

          Leaders keep saying nonsensical commentaries like an independent commission may want to start from scratch. And so what is wrong with that. There is nothing stopping the Senate Intel group from continuing to do whatever it was doing. The excuses appear to be red herrings.

          Hugs, Gronda.

        • I agree with you 100%. I would not believe it for a minute if an investigation closed saying that there was no wrong-doing. Question for you … why do you think so many of the republican congressmen are still supportive of Trump? Do you think it’s that they fear him, or that they honestly think he is right? This confounds me … I cannot figure it out.

          Hugs!!! ❤

        • Dear Jill,

          Too many of them are fearful of antagonizing DDT’s ardent supporters who will do anything for him, including follow him if he jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge. Then they are counting on the president’s followers’ votes and monies. And they want that marginal tax cut/ reform bill that they have been dreaming about for years which is now a real possibility.

          Hugs, Gronda

        • I am sure you are right, but … do they not realize that there are more of us who do not support Trump than those who do? Just wait ’til 2018 … toss the bums out on their ears!!!

        • Dear Jill,

          Maybe then, these legislators will face up to the power of “we the people,” the “see me now folks.”

          If we throw the bums out, at least we can then subpoena DDT’s tax records.

          Hugs, Gronda

  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    It has become painfully obvious that We The People are being lied to on an hourly basis by the so-called president and his staff. It is equally obvious that there is some major evidence of wrong-doing by Trump and many of his closest advisors and staff — wrongdoing that almost certainly led to a stolen election, collusion, and now obstruction of justice. As always, Gronda is leading the call for an independent investigation … this MUST happen if we are EVER to know what happened. As it stand now, there is ZERO trust in our top echelons of government. Please take a moment to read Gronda’s excellent post. Thank you, Gronda!

    • Dear Jill,

      Thanks a million for helping me to spread the word. I want no more excuses for the US CONGRESS NOT PUSHING FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION.

      Thanks a million for your gracious write-up; for your support and for reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • The pleasure is mine! I see that you have been a BUSY lady for the last 2 days, and I am behind in my reading, but I will likely be re-blogging another one or two later this evening. Your research is impeccable and I don’t feel inclined to re-invent the wheel, when you have done a great job! 🙂


  3. Gronda, great post. The venerable reporter Bob Schiefer appeared on CBS This Morning today. He responded to the President’s remark regarding rhe difficulty in his spokes people being 100% accurate when they speak to the press. Schiefer noted “That is an understatement.” He also made reference to the roll out of the firing, it’s cobbled together communications and changing rationale as evidence of the ongoing “incompetence” of this White House.

    To further his lunacy, the President had threatened the release of tapes. To which Comey is alleged to have responded “let’s hope he has plenty of tapes.” The President continues to add to this spiraling news story and as Schiefer said, if he paraded out supporting data and not just tweeted, he could put an end to it, provided his story has merit.

    If the President wants to be treated better by the media, he could begin by consistently telling the truth. Yet, that goes against his nature. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      Those DDT’s tweets about tapes regarding the FBI Director James Comey crosses a line. DDT has no credibility whereas Director Comey does.

      This is simply nuts. I am so disappointed in our old republican party. When are more legislators going to stand up for what is right.

      As I told Jill, “WE THE PEOPLE” need an independent commission staffed by competent, non partisan peoples of integrity. Then maybe we can have confidence in the work product. If this commission were to clear DDT of any involvement with Russia’s attempts to interfere with US elections, then “we the people” can accept this outcome. Anything short of this independent investigative commission, the work product will always lack credibility.

      Ciao, Gronda

      • Gronda, a non guilty man would want folks to get to the bottom of this to clear his name. The number of obstacles he has created and the number of untruths and story changes is evidence that something is amiss. The Waterloo for Nixon was the admission by a White House person that there were tapes. Now, DT is dropping hints that there may be tapes. It is either a ham-handed attempt to silence a person he fired or a huge blunder, especially when you are already known as a prodigious liar. Keith

        • Dear Keith,

          DDT is bluffing about the tapes or he would have already produced them. His not so veiled threats will not prevent Mr. Comey from testifying truthfully and completely in an open setting under subpoena and under oath.

          Ciao, Gronda

  4. Dear Gronda.
    The wording of the post in a perfect blend of deep concern and dignity. And importantly taking a constitutional approach.
    This the only constructive way of doing things.
    Best wishes from across the waters.

    • Dear Roger,

      I appreciate the kind words. These are some topsy turvy times. At the town hall meetings held by US legislators,as the US congress is in recess, these lawmakers are getting an earful about their tone deaf refusal to allow for a truly independent commission.

      Ciao, Gronda

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