The CIA has confirmed that there is significant evidence of election hacking by the Kremlin in support of Trump. Trump is attempting to appoint a Secretary of State, Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, who has significant earlier ties to Russia, Putin, and the Kremlin. The senate, based on urging from Republican John McCain, is beginning an investigation of the Russian connections to the hacking. Donald Trump, as he always does when questioned or criticized, is denying the validity of the CIA claims of hacking. That response is exactly what any rational expert would expect from a guilty party. The other candidates Trump has chosen for cabinet posts are a Who's Who of Right Wing Radical extremists, former Republican failures, and people with little or no experience in government service. Nearly every candidate for a key position has expressed some desire to destroy, defame, or hamper the agency Trump has chosen them to direct. The most experienced member of the group appears to be Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and deputy secretary of transportation under President George H.W. Bush. However, her father is a well known Chinese billionaire who owns a large fleet of super freighters all of which have been built by suspected slave labor. Her consideration appears to be a nod to the Chinese bankers who are purported to hold heavy loans against Trump's businesses. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is Trump's choice to be attorney general. In 1986, Sessions was denied a federal judgeship due to a history of racism. Trump has chosen Andy Puzder, a billionaire restaurant executive as secretary of labor. In the past, Puzder has consistently railed against the minimum wage and claimed that it is unnecessary and unfair to employers. Betsey DeVos, a member of the DeVos family of Amway pyramid scheme fame, has been chosen as secretary of education. She is an advocate for charter schools and has a long history of opposition to the actions of the Department of Education. She has frequently called for the abolition of the department which she has been chosen to run. Trump has also selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt's claim to fame is that he has spent most of his legal career fighting the actions of the Environmental Protection Agency and has largely been responsible for the lack or regulation of the gas and oil fracking which has caused the recent epidemic of earthquakes in his home state.
This list of nominees for cabinet positions clearly shows that Trump has a plan to destroy much of the regulatory nature of American government, to abolish several key departments of government, to deny constitutional rights to workers, and to damage the federal government as much as possible. If these nominees are actually confirmed, and most of them will be, the country is headed into a very dark and uncertain future. It is my belief that if the Democratic party controlled as many as 45 seats in the Senate that enough rational Republicans would join them to stop several of the nominees from being confirmed. But the Republican majority in the senate, which leans heavily to the extreme right, is highly likely to confirm all these extremists and an era of active destruction of the federal government will begin on January 20, 2017. God Help Us All if it does.
"Neither Hitler nor Trump campaign on specific policies, beyond a few slogans. Instead, both promise a new vision of leadership. They portray the existing political systems as fundamentally corrupt, incompetent, and, most importantly, unable to generate decisive action in the face of pressing problems."
- that he was not nearly as wealthy as he has always claimed;
- that he had not paid taxes which was proven in the one years taxes which were released;
- that the taxes would show that he had illegal business dealings with Russia, China, Japan, and Cuba.
"Russian intelligence agencies have allegedly recently digitally broken into four different American organizations that are affiliated either with Hillary Clinton or the Democratic Party since late May. All of the hacks appear designed to benefit Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations in one fashion or another."
Donald Trump is clearly unfit to hold any public office of even the lowest importance. His assumption of the presidency should instill terror in the heart of any rational American. November 8, 2016, is "a date which will live in infamy".