The Unraveling of Donald Trump
I think we may watch the Twitler/Giuliani scenario play out. CNN just did a live update where Twitler is now saying he doesn't "know anything" about Giuliani's letter to Zelensky. He will throw Rudy under the bus without hesitation. Of course, he is sugar-coating his letter comment with lots of fluffy flattery so it doesn't look like he's distancing himself, but surely Rudy can read between the lines? Just like Guiliani's "insurance" comment. No honor among thieves.
I can’t wait until his buddy (T) starts to throwing him under the bus more and more. I suspect he will have to distance himself more and more from G and what about that insurance he has on T. He should have listened to Cohen. I hope they don’t arrest G. Look at T other friend Epstein. You see what happened to him.
I'm kind of feeling resigned to the fact that nothing, nothing, will move the GOP senators toward decency. Nothing. Trump will emerge from this impeachment trial and get stronger. Maybe, hopefully, he'll be defeated in November. Even then we're in for some more bumpy years, as the country will be further polarized by the right wing lunatics.
I have never had that hope. I am pretty sure many people think the same way. Pelosi knows that the Republicans would never find him guilty. It’s about showing the world on a grander scale all of his crimes. This will be a trial. This is bigger then the House impeachment. It’s not every day that a US President gets impeached. I remember when Clinton trial was going on. I was on Vacation in Ecuador and it was on every TV channel. This is to show the world in a grander scale. Pelosi knows this. She is way smarter then T and his cult. This is a chess game. One piece at a time. I 💯 sure that she has held back on more of his crimes. She is going to show her hand at the trial. Even if they don’t call witnesses.
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Trump is 'impeached for life' regardless of 'any gamesmanship' by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whom she accused of orchestrating a 'coverup' of Trump’s actions as the Senate waits for the House to transmit the articles of impeachment."
"Dismissing is a coverup. Dismissing is a coverup. If they want to go that route again, the senators who are thinking now about voting for witnesses or not — they will have to be accountable for not having a fair trial,” Pelosi said on ABC News.
@lenor that is correct...limited technology : https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/16/us/trump-impeachment-senate.html
I love that the GAO said that Rumplethinskin's actions of withholding funds for aiding Ukraine were illegal, and they noted the specific law. This echoes what we heard being said at the House trials, that the Rep. representatives tried to obscure with their nonsensical rhetoric. What was done, was done with the full knowledge of the executive branch head honchos, and it broke the law. There's not going to be a way to hide this during the trial.
I'm glad that Parnas has given his interviews and turned over supporting documentation. The Ukraine will be investigating how a US Ambassador was placed in jeopardy for the sake of trying to get dirt on a political rival. Things are starting to crumble for those on Pennsylvania Ave. Parnas is making sure that if anything happens to him, like what happened to Epstein, he's shown preemptively whom to point the finger at.
I've had gut feelings since reading that Soleimani used to tweet memes about IMPOTUS that the strike wasn't just the most outrageous thing on the list of possible forms of retaliation he could use to distract from his own travails, he could literally silence someone who made fun of him. It's been shown that he authorized doing so 7 months ago. I thought Bush Jr. was bad, but even he knew the risk of retaliation wasn't worth getting rid of Soleimani. I think we're still in for smaller acts of vengeance, but the unfortunate plane strike has shown Iran's leadership that they don't have their act together, and the people of the state are not going to back them much further. That is the silver lining of the crash. Those 176 lives have saved thousands in the long run.
The republicans, even tho they have limited reporting allowed around the impeachment trial, will not be able to hide. They will have to make a choice, cover for Rumple and his accomplices in broad day light, or take a stand against him by taking the side of truth and justice. Either way, they'll be losing support of constituents. Karma. Can't escape it. As many have predicted, there's probably not going to be a conviction at this hearing. If they let Rumpus slide, there will be an uprising. He'll have to be ousted any way. If the information is damming enough, they'll get him to cut a deal for non-prosecution, which is his only get out of jail free card.
I think the fat lady is warming up in the wings.
On the interview with Parnas he said that T former attorney who T ok represent him was trying to force him to be a good boy and sacrifice himself to save T. I believe him.
"In the records that he turned over there is an email. In those records, an email from Trump's other lawyer, Jay Sekulow, reveals Trump and Sekulow spoke about Dowd representing Parnas and the other indicted associate Igor Fruman."
@laura-f, love those Pod Save America guys. Whenever I read this description of time as flat and circular, usually in the form of a disk (I've seen a vinyl record used in the analogy, depicting how the "needle" of awareness can be easily picked up and moved to past or future and back), I always see the toroidal motion in a whirlpool.
When the water is draining out of a tub, for example, that toroid motion gets tighter and faster the farther down the water line gets. A lot of energy is moving through a small space and everything speeds up. I'd say that's a dead-on description for how the collective energy is moving right now. We're in a great transition period between an established but outmoded reality set and an entirely new one. Time and space are shifting.
@baba, oh, indeed. Karma is coming due for the king of kleptocrats. (With just a one card draw, I interpret that 9 of Disks as his motivation: to take complete lifetime control of his country's resources.) The astrological power events of Jan 10th and 12th struck his chart big time, too. The eclipse occurred on top of his Uranus in Cancer in the 9th House, which I believe will come in the form of a serious education (9th House) brought to him by the radical rebellion/rising up (Uranus) that his actions will awaken in the nation's people (Cancer).
Two days later, the Pluto-Saturn-Sun-Mercury-Chariklo conjunction in Capricorn on Jan 12th stood exactly inconjunct (a difficult aspect) to his own Pluto (his soul) and Midheaven, which are conjunct one another in his 10th House (represents his career/how he is seen to the world). That historic transit in Capricorn is all about the karmic restructuring of power and world order, and interestingly, Putin's Pluto-Midheaven are in the sign of Leo, a sign of monarchs. He certainly appears to see himself as one. Unfortunately for him, it looks as though his people won't continue to hold him up as one forever. After all, they've already overthrown one monarchy (and in that revolution, they summarily executed the tsar and his family).
P.S. When I read your vision about the DC protest my ENTIRE body resonated with a "yes." I'm always amazed and delighted by how pure and clear your visions are, along with so many others here.
Intuitively, I felt it would happen fast, but practically speaking, I was stunned. IMPOTUS felt the astrological shocks like an earthquake—and the aftershocks are still coming.
Yesterday, I was thinking about him and instantly saw the image of a tower of dominoes (the way someone might build a house of cards, but higher and more elaborate). The pieces were quivering and some at the base had already fallen, but it was otherwise still standing. The instant I wondered when it will collapse, there was a sound wave and the whole thing toppled. I saw this as ripples forming around letters that spelled, "The Word."
Immediately, I thought about the audio recordings we've intuited will come out. But I also wonder if the text archives we're seeing from Parnas' case could represent the same thing. Instant messaging is the contemporary version of audio tapes, surely. But I don't know—any thoughts? ...Although, if the Yeti talks so loudly and on unsecured cell phones, there have to be audio recordings somewhere. (I use apps for recording calls for work all the time.)
This may seem an odd place to share this, but I can't think of any better. For poets, poet lovers, and anyone (like @laura-f) pondering the construct of time generally, and the time we're in specifically, I offer Marci Nelligan's "Sestina."
"There’s an orange/
sun fatter than the sky, an orange/
demon on a blitzkrieg mission to barbeque oblivion."
That was a beautifully laid out astrological explanation. Thank you. It struck me that only yesterday did T understand he was really impeached. Right after his intense aspects. He's unbelievable. He truly lives in his own fantasy world fog. Compounded by dementia.
The Saturn Pluto Sun Mercury inconjunct his natal Pluto and Midheaven (career) aspect has his "karma has come due" written all over it. I tell astrology students that Saturn and Pluto are two planets whose lessons cannot be delayed for a future learning. They will slam your head up against the wall, teaching that you must learn these lessons now.
I read Lev also has audio recordings.
Iran says it will pursue war-crimes charges against President Donald Trump at the International Criminal Court in the Hague over this month's assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. A legal expert told Insider that Iran would have a good chance of winning any case at the ICC.
Could we get so lucky?
Thank you, @lawrence! That means a lot. And I feel very much the same; it's shocking how quickly (and much) the astrological timing hit T. Down the road, I feel sure it'll become one of the most cited cases in historical astrology.
If Parnas had audio recordings, I have to think they'll hit soon. Everything else is flying out of that tornado—and at warp speed. Perhaps @polarberry's notice will be prescient. (Let us pray.)
@lenor, this is incredible.
I did about two minutes of frenzied digging to see what would happen if (as the article suggests), the president/US refuses to participate and is therefore held in contempt by the International Criminal Court. I'm not seeing it. Anyone else know?
If this ends up at The Hague and trump doesn't show up, it's possible he can be judged in absentia. If convicted he'll never be able to travel internationally, out of fear of being detained by a foreign country. Which would suck for us because we'd be stuck with him for the remainder of his life.
Thanks, @lynnventura! Very helpful. Though, I'm less concerned about being stuck with him for the remainder of his life (given what many of us think are certain physical inevitabilities over the near-term), than I am about being stuck with his legacy and its corrosive impact on environmental, national, and foreign policy. I'm also concerned about any longstanding cult effect across the alt-right base.
In other news, I was just thinking about Fiona Hill's testimony in October when she stated that John Bolton had called Giuliani a "hand grenade who's going to blow everybody up."
Seems pretty clear tonight that Lev Parnas was the pin in the Rudy grenade.