Mi Casa Blanca Es Su Casa Blanca

On July 16, 2018, I posted on my FACEBOOK page a photo of President Trump hugging the American flag with another photo of Trump standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The FACEBOOK post that accompanied the photos was short and said:

“After watching Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s joint press conference that followed a two-hour private meeting between the two, I could not help but feel that I was witness to the first President of the United States committing treason against his own country’s best interests. When I went back and looked at the photo where Trump was hugging the United States flag, I realized Trump was actually dry humping the American Flag for his own sexual gratification.”

The FACEBOOK post was crude but made the point and to me it was legitimate political commentary.

The FACEBOOK post had 156 likes, 225 comments and 32 shares.

The comments were overwhelmingly supportive and agreed with the commentary.


One FACEBOOK friend strongly disagreed with the post and said he did not feel Trump’s actions in Helsinki were treason and demanded that I give my definition of treason.

Section 4 of Article Two of the United States Constitution provides:

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

The definition of treason is simple: the crime of betraying one’s country usually for your own self-interest or personal financial gain.

When it comes to any US President, treason is whatever the US House of Representative says it is in Articles of Impeachment followed by a trial and a conviction in the United States Senate.

The recent indictments that came out make it clear that Trump in a very public manner solicited Russia’s help on the Clinton emails in order to get elected.

Read full blog article “Putin and Russia Were Listening When Trump Asked For Help” here:


Trump originally said for two years that there was no Russian interference with our election, yet all 16 of our national security agencies said there was interference.

Trump and his campaign solicited Russia to commit a crime to interfere with our elections to get himself elected and it was treason to do so.


A Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted after Trump’s summit at the Helsinki and joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where Trump refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and cast doubt on the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies.

The poll found that Trump’s actions did not have any impact on his overall approval rating.


Forty-two percent of registered voters said they approved of Trump’s performance compared with a daily average of between 40% and 44% so far in July, 2018.
The poll found that 55% of registered voters disapproved while 37% approved of his handling of relations with Russia.

Among Republicans, a stunning 71% approved of Trump’s handling of Russia compared to 14% of Democrats.

According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll, 59% of registered voters agree with the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

Only 32% of Republicans think there was Russian interference compared to 84% of Democrats who think there was.

According to the poll, President Trump still enjoys broad support among Republican voters despite criticism from party leaders about his words and actions while standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin answering questions from reporters.


It has now been announced that Trump has invited Putin to the White House in the fall for second “summit” and negotiations are underway (no joke).


Trump being in the commercial real estate and development business will no doubt give Putin a tour of the White House and try to sell or rent it to Putin.

Then again, Trump is so indebted to this Vladimir Putin he just may deed it to him and Russia outright and saying “Mi Casa Es Su Casa” and quoting Governor Susana Martinez.

One thing that is very clear is that Trump was absolutely correct when he said:

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

Committing treason is another crime Donald Trump can apparently commit without losing votes among Republicans and his hard-core base of 42%.

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Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40 year history of community involvement and service as an elected and appointed official and as a practicing attorney in Albuquerque. Pete and his wife Betty Case Dinelli have been married since 1984 and they have two adult sons, Mark, who is an attorney and George, who is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978. Pete has over 27 years of municipal and state government service. Pete’s service to Albuquerque has been extensive. He has been an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker’s Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney and as a Deputy City Attorney. For eight years, Pete was employed with the City of Albuquerque both as a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer overseeing the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center and the emergency operations center. While with the City of Albuquerque Legal Department, Pete served as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete’s community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.