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A Guide to Some of the Sleaziest Creatures inhabiting the Washington Swamp

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Lee Atwater and Protegee Karl Rove- inseparable teacher and student, both well known for race baiting, blackmail, illegal White House communications and their generalized sociopathic approach toward politics. Rove was involved in the purposeful destruction of more than 5 million illegal emails transmitted between himself and the White House in defiance of a U.S. Justice Department order to produce them. Later, he ducked a Congressional Committee subpoena to appear regarding the framing of innocent political foes by blackmailing the committee chairman's wife. The failure to prosecute Rove and George W. Bush for the destruction of millions of illegal emails was almost certainly the basis for FBI Director Comey's carefully worded statement that he did not believe that any prosecutor would go after Hillary for destroying a relatively few hundred emails.

It was during the 2000 South Carolina Republican presidential primaries that Rove showed his true colors, using his beloved mentor, Atwater's slimiest techniques. Under the auspices of his boss, "W," he arranged for his henchman to infiltrate McCain's rallies shouting racial epithets and accusing McCain of being a "N---er lover," of sleeping with "N---er prostitutes," and of fathering a "N---er baby." All of Rove's and Bush inspired rhetoric was based on McCain's adoption of a beautiful baby from Mother Teresa's orphanage in Bangladesh.

Later, in 2006, Rove, with the help of his partner, William Canary, Canary's wife, Alabama federal prosecutor and designated legal lady of the night, "his girl," Leura Canary, in a bogus case brought before disgraced wife beater and chairmen of Siegelman's gubernatorial opponent's campaign, Judge Fuller, managed to frame Democratic ex Governor Don Siegelman for Honest Service Statute violation, bribery, and other bogus charges. Never mind that previous bogus charges brought by another member of William Canary's legal brothel, Alice Martin, had been laughed out of court by legitimate Federal District Court Judge U.W. Clemon who called it "the most unfounded criminal case which I presided in my entire judicial career."

Ken Blackwell- ex Ohio Secretary of State and Ohio Republican Party Chairman was found to have used his own company's doctored voting machines in the "Middle Man" scheme to divert results to intermediate servers, falsifying actual Ohio vote counts in the 2004 presidential election. Along with Karl Rove and Republican National Committee intelligence technology expert Michael Connell, he was under investigation for the manipulation of the election. The investigation was eventually abandoned with Connell's convenient "accidental" airplane crash in 2010. Blackwell, like Rove, skated on both counts, the fixed election and the possible murder of Connell, with the suppression of the airplane crash investigation. The crash site was examined in the dark of night and the investigation terminated, apparently, before daylight. Connell's blackberry was found "missing" from the bag in which his wife claimed that he always kept it. She also claimed that her husband kept all of his important information in the device.

Leading up to the crash, Connell had received death threats from unknown sources. He had also received threats of lesser "blackmail" type from Karl Rove, threats to his family, which were reported and apparently ignored by Michael Mukasey, Bush's attorney general. The entire case was apparently swept under the rug by our next reptilian.

Eric Holder- Mr. Holder, sometimes referred to as "Uncle Tom Holder," is probably as enigmatic a subject for Democrats as Karl Rove is for Republicans, but for different reasons. In Rove's case, he continues to participate in blatant criminal activities and through "friends in high places" and blackmail has consistently escaped prosecution. Holder has apparently escaped by playing both sides of the fence. All through the Clinton administration Holder had been accepting a 2 million dollar a year salary from a Republican law firm, in fact the same firm that ended up defending President Bush in the 2000 presidential election recount, a clear conflict of interest which could potentially have cost him some 16 million dollars in returned salary.

What made the situation even slimier, however, was the fact that Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Election Supervisor Katherine Harris had committed a Rovian crime by arbitrarily transferring the names of some 10,000 innocent, mostly black voters onto the roll of felons in order to deliberately rob them of the right to vote. In the meantime, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno had to resign due to illness with Assistant Attorney General Eric Holder replacing her. Holder, afraid that he would forfeit 16 million dollars in salary, conveniently neglected to pursue any case against fellow reptilians Bush and Harris, even though he served for months into the Bush presidency. Later, Holder tried to divert attention from the issue by stressing the need to let ex-felons vote.

Indeed, it's been said that Holder never seemed to prosecute anyone who was guilty or defend anybody that was innocent. His most famous private case was that of defending a major drug company that had been producing extra Oxycodone that was sold on the black market. Meanwhile, bragging that they were going after physicians, under his supervision as Assistant Attorney General, his henchmen framed multiple physicians for Medicare fraud, while giving laboratories special treatment in trade for false testimony. As Attorney General, his minions defended the framing of innocent defendants by police and prosecutors, even for murder, as well as going out of their way to justify many of Karl Roves bogus political prosecutions.

Scott Pruitt- This serpentine creature, recently appointed to head the deconstruction of the EPA as well as the environment itself, lacks the intellectual capacity of a Karl Rove or an Eric Holder.

Owned body and soul by the oil and gas as well as the banking industry, his actions have always been crude, obvious and not too bright. After California Republicans had proposed a really stupid voting initiative inadvertently conceding that Gays had the right to marry but that voters could deprive them of that right, the Supreme Court ruled that Gay marriage was now officially legal. Despite the obvious ruling, Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt authorized the same initiative for voters in his state. After the same decision by the Court, to verify his incompetence, he authorized a wasted "one man, one woman" marriage bill. When that failed, he even considered a bill abolishing all marriage!

Pruitt, too intellectually deprived to write his own letters, had energy companies write letters for him, sending the letters to government agencies on his office stationery. Most observers believe that Pruitt is a freak of nature, passing the Bar Exam and becoming an attorney without knowing how to read and write! In fact, this may be the reason that Pruitt didn't know that China and India had signed the Paris Climate Agreement or that the agreement could save potentially trillions of dollars world wide. Obviously, someone on his staff forgot to read the message to him. Also, he remains confused on the effects of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its detrimental effects on climate change and therefore must be in constant contact with oil companies whom he depends on to explain scientific "facts" to him while he is sleeping.

Paul Manafort- This creature, along with partners Roger Stone and Lee Atwater has been a lobbyist for many of the worst international dictators, from Eastern Europe to Africa. He and his associates have represented Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs as well as developing propaganda programs designed to endear foreign dictatorships to the U.S. government. For a five month period, Manafort was chairman of the Trump Campaign, but resigned as soon as the news media began to report his sordid relationship with international criminals.

Roger Stone- Stone, who professes to have repented from his "evil" past, none the less, may have been the inadvertent source of an FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's possible involvement with the Russian government. In what he claimed was a "two martini tweet," he bragged that he had been in touch with Mr. Assange and Wikileaks. He has since denied the veracity of the tweet.

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