A lot of people are going to try to convince you over the next few days that Robert Mueller is a bad man trying to destroy America. Here is who Robert Mueller really is…. • Born August 7th, 1944 in Manhattan • Grew up outside of Philly • Graduated High School in 1962 • Won award as school’s top athlete • Went to Princeton • Graduated with a degree in Politics in 1966 • Went to New York University • Graduated with Masters in International Relations in 1967 • Partially in response to a friend getting killed in Vietnam he enlisted in the Marines in 1968 • Attended officer training at Parris Island • Also attended Army Ranger and Army Jump School • Was sent to South Vietnam where he served as a rifle platoon Commander • In April of 1969 he was shot in the thigh, recovered and returned to active duty • He earned the following medals while serving in Vietnam o Bronze Star with Combat V; Purple Heart; Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medals; Combat Action Ribbon; National Defense Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross…and several others • He returned to America and earned his law degree in 1973 from Virginia Law School • Worked for 3 years as a litigator in San Francisco • Worked 12 years in the US Attorney Office o Rose to chief of Criminal Division • Moved to Boston to work as Assistant US Attorney • Prosecuted financial fraud; terrorism; public corruption; narcotics conspiracies and money laundering • Worked in Boston at a private firm until 1989 • Joined the US Department of Justice working on national security • Worked on the following cases…Manuel Noriega; Pan Am Flight 103 and the Gambino Crime Family • Moved between private and public service until 1998 when he was named the US Attorney for Northern California • Bush (W) nominated him for FBI Director in 2001 and he was confirmed 98-0 • One week after taking the office came the 9/11 attacks • He remained in office for 12 years…the second longest term in FBI history • This long term required Senate Approval • He was replaced at the FBI in 2013 by James Comey • He had been teaching, speaking and consulting since 2013 when he was asked to run this investigation into Russian collusion As a comparison…trump’s resume looks like this during those same years • Sent to military school because of poor behavior • Faked bone spurs and dodged draft • Denied African-Americans housing for his daddy’s real estate business • Lied • Cheated • Grifted • Learned to Tweet • Lied • Cheated • Grifted Your choice really, whom to believe.

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The drumbeat towards a Constitutional crisis, instigated by a frightened and desperate president and his congressional and media supporters, is getting ever louder. The recent relentless attacks against the FBI and Mueller are a clear attempt to pave the way to fire Mueller. Should Trump et. al. actually pursue this threat to our democracy, our swift action and reaction will be critical. It will not be a time for the pontificators to pontificate or the hand wringers to wring their hands. It will be a time to take to the streets and make our voices heard and our intent to save our democracy felt. It will not be a time for eloquence, but rather a time for volume and anger. We, the majority, will need to be prepared to act quickly, decisively and purposefully. I hope I’m reading the tea leaves incorrectly, but I have to say that what I’m hearing is causing me great concern.

The drumbeat towards a Constitutional crisis, instigated by a frightened and desperate president and his congressional and media supporters, is getting ever louder. The recent relentless attacks against the FBI and Mueller are clearly an attempt to pave the way to fire Mueller. Should Trump et. al. actually pursue this threat to our democracy, our swift action and reaction will be critical. It will not be a time for the pontificators to pontificate or the hand wringers to wring their hands. It will be a time to take to the streets and make our voices heard and our intent to save our democracy felt. It will not be a time for eloquence, but rather s time for volume and anger. We, the majority, will need to be prepared to act quickly, decisively and purposefully. I hope I’m reading the tea leaves incorrectly, but I have to say that what I’m hearing is causing me great concern.

There was good news and there was bad news, and then a new day. On Friday we had the Flynn guilty plea and the passage of the Senate Tax Plan. (It really passed early Saturday morning to be entirely transparent.) Today is Saturday and as the sun shines on this new day we have to maintain perspective and look toward what I believe will be a bright future. Now I’m not trying to sound “pollyannaish”, I’m just looking at the facts. First, we saw the beginning of the end of the Trump Administration. This band of dangerous Grifters is finally going to wipe those arrogant smirks off of there faces as their supercilious utterings fall flat. We will experience the joy of watching them fall one by one as Mueller and his team of relentless experts confront them with irrefutable facts and indictments. In the end we will celebrate as the sickest of them all is forced out of office. The second event of the day left us saddened and frustrated. I, for one, was very saddened that the Senate of the United States had been so corrupted by a bullying majority. The process, ( a misnomer ) this revered body used to write and ultimately pass the tax bill was convoluted and disgraceful. The Republicans sold their souls in an attempt to protect their jobs with total disregard to its impact on the vast majority of Americans or the ultimate fiscal health of the nation. The Republicans have attached themselves to the sickness that is Trump and his supporters, and with them they will go down in flames. That is,they will, if the Democrats can get their act together and do what has to be done at the polls in 2018. Democratic majorities are in reach in both the House and the Senate. If we fight among ourselves instead of focusing our energies on defeating the Republicans we will blow this incredible opportunity. The future is ours for the taking. I believe the momentum is shifting in our direction. But it is up to us to give Karma and momentum a little help.