Is King Trump going to invade Portland with American Troops in order to encourage his militias to launch a Civil War? I woke up feeling this might be his Mad Plan after firing the Secretary of Defense – who refused to send troops into Portland the ‘Rose City’. I am proposing a Democratic Monarchy based up the Windsors, and the Orange Royalty of Holland. I have considered secession in the West. After invading Portland, and riots break out across America, then King Trump will declare Marshall Law, and William Bar will declare the final election results should not be revealed until Law and Order is restored. The Senate may ask for new elections now that the coronavirus vaccine has been developed. I only heard of the movie the Postman four months ago.
John ‘The Sane One’
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday that he has fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and that Christopher Miller, who serves as director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will become acting secretary “effective immediately.”The President jettisoned Esper two days after his Democratic opponent Joe Biden was projected as the winner of the presidential election, a conclusion that Trump has refused to accept.Esper’s increasingly tense relationship with Trump led him to prepare a letter of resignation weeks ago, an attempt to fashion a graceful exit in the widely expected event that the President decided to fire him, several defense sources, including one senior defense official, told CNN.Esper’s firing has raised concerns that other top national security officials who have earned Trump’s wrath may be next in the line of fire.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacted to Mark Esper’s sudden dismissal on Monday, calling Donald Trump‘s decision to fire the defense secretary “disturbing” in a statement released soon after the president’s announcement. The California Democrat suggested Esper’s termination indicated Trump’s resolve to create discord in Washington before leaving the White House.
“The abrupt firing of Secretary Esper is disturbing evidence that President Trump is intent on using his final days in office to sow chaos in our American Democracy and around the world,” Pelosi said in the statement. “Continuity and stability are always important during a presidential transition; they are absolutely imperative at this moment, as this historically erratic Administration prepares for its departure.”
Trump announced Esper’s firing in a tweet on Monday afternoon. The president also said Christopher Miller, a national security official who previously led the federal counterterrorism center, will replace Esper as acting secretary of defense.
The Postman is a 1997 American post-apocalyptic action-adventure film produced and directed by Kevin Costner, who plays the lead role. The screenplay was written by Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland, based on David Brin‘s 1985 book of the same name. The film also features Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams, James Russo, and Tom Petty.
It is set in a post-apocalyptic and neo-Western version of the disestablished United States in the then near-future year of 2013, sixteen-plus years after unspecified apocalyptic events, starting with the breakdown of society through “hate crimes and racially motivated attacks (by) a militia-like group” parallel to the Ku Klux Klan led by Nathan Holn, progressing to war, followed by plagues, that collectively left a huge impact on human civilization and erased most technology. Like the book, the film follows the story of a nomadic drifter (Costner) who stumbles across the uniform of an old United States Postal Service mail carrier, and unwittingly inspires hope through an empty promise of a “Restored United States of America” and starts his path to become a national hero.
“Today is a great day for science and humanity. The first set of results from our Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial provides the initial evidence of our vaccine’s ability to prevent COVID-19,” said Pfizer CEO and Chairman Dr. Albert Bourla, in a statement. “We are reaching this critical milestone in our vaccine development program at a time when the world needs it most with infection rates setting new records, hospitals nearing over-capacity and economies struggling to reopen. With today’s news, we are a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global health crisis.”
In his remarks, McConnell, R-Ky., said, “no states have yet certified their election results” and that recounts are already expected to occur in “at least one or two states.” The longtime senator argued that President Trump is “100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General William Barr on Monday gave federal prosecutors the green light to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities before the 2020 presidential election is certified next month, even though little evidence of fraud has been put forth.
The head of the branch of the Justice Department that prosecutes election crimes resigned Monday hours after Attorney General William Barr issued a memo to federal prosecutors to investigate “specific allegations” of voter fraud before the results of the presidential race are certified.
Richard Pilger, who was director of the Election Crimes Branch of the DOJ, sent a memo to colleagues that suggested his resignation was linked to Barr’s memo, which was issued as the president’s legal team mount baseless legal challenges to the election results, alleging widespread voter fraud cost him the race.
“Having familiarized myself with the new policy and its ramifications, and in accord with the best tradition of the John C. Keeney Award for Exceptional Integrity and Professionalism (my most cherished Departmental recognition), I must regretfully resign from my role as Director of the Election Crimes Branch,” Pilger’s letter said, according to a copy obtained by NBC News.
“I have enjoyed very much working with you for over a decade to aggressively and diligently enforce federal criminal election law, policy, and practice without partisan fear or favor. I thank you for your support in that effort.”