The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Russian ratfucking in the 2016 election was released today and it didn’t tell us much we didn’t already know, or hadn’t already intuited, but it told us a lot more about what we already knew or already had intuited. What is significant, of course, is that this comes from the Republican-majority Senate. From the report itself: … Read More
Federal prosecutors in New York have ended their investigation into the Trump Organization’s role in hush money payments made to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump and have been ordered by a judge to release additional information connected to their related probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, according to court documents filed today. On Friday the Manhattan US Attorney’s office … Read More
“(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.” Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2019 pic.twitter.com/nK9t5Voc6K — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 5, 2019
This graph, from Phillip Bump, shows what WE KNOW will be in the Mueller report. This is no witch hunt. That’s about 290 pages of documents detailing alleged and admitted illegal behavior, including, in most cases, broad context for the actions. (Many of those pages, particularly as they relate to Manafort, are carried over between documents.) It’s dozens of criminal … Read More
NBC: Two months before WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Clinton campaign, right-wing conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi sent an email to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone anticipating the document dump, according to draft court papers obtained by NBC News.“Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps,” Corsi wrote on Aug. 2, 2016, referring to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to … Read More
What does this tweet (from 10 minutes ago) mean? First of all, I don’t think Trump gets the “Game of Thrones” reference. Secondly, what sanctions? With Election Day on November 6, this sounds like a stunt. UPDATE: Oh, okay. He’s talking about Iran sanctions. Joffrey grew up. https://t.co/hpL8fjze0j — Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) November 2, 2018 A nice retort from Game … Read More
Guess what? The White House has found no corroboration of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after examining interview reports from the FBI’s latest probe into the judge’s background. Neither has the GOP majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee. This leaves senators in much the same position as last week—faced with two witnesses providing mutually exclusive … Read More
Even though this was a couple weeks ago, I learned about it last night Sadly, I also learned last night about the death of another cousin.
It’s been compared to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. These comparisons, to me, aren’t apt. For one thing, people died. More importantly, those tragedies weren’t self-inflicted. But the gravity of what Trump did has even surpassed his “both sides” comment of Charlottesville. Virtually every politician and pundit has condemned the disastrous press conference. “Treason” and “traitor” are on many lips, while … Read More
This is the mood of the country (most of it) – defeatism and fear: A lot of anger (from myself among most) is directed at those who thought they would make a “protest vote” and vote for some loser third party candidate or stay at home. But THIS is what we warned everyone about. This is why elections matter.
Right wing media and Trump have a lot riding on the IG Report today. They are hoping that it will expose the Deep State and the bias in the Mueller investigation. Fat chance. The IG Report basically says that Comey screwed up by having press conferences about the Clinton emails so close to the election. Ya THINK?!? That said, Trump … Read More
Guess what, Devin Nunes and company didn’t find collusion! This allows the President to tweet… Just Out: House Intelligence Committee Report released. “No evidence” that the Trump Campaign “colluded, coordinated or conspired with Russia.” Clinton Campaign paid for Opposition Research obtained from Russia- Wow! A total Witch Hunt! MUST END NOW! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018 The … Read More
The Wall Street Journal just published a stunning scoop. In 2017 Michael Cohen negotiated a $1.6 million hush deal for a major GOP fundraiser named Elliott Broidy, deputy finance chairman of the RNC. If that name rings a bell, it should. Broidy is at the center of the part of the Russia probe involving the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and international fixer and convicted pedophile … Read More
Well, I am definitely buy Comey’s book now. Bit of a Streisand Effect going on with all the GOP attacks on Comey and his book. Trump today… As with most of Trump’s tweets, these two are largely fact-free. And Trump, as candidate, PRAISED the way Comey handled the Clinton matter (as did Fox and all Trump surrogates). There is no … Read More
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg just released prepared statements for his upcoming testimony before U.S. lawmakers, issuing an apology and taking responsibility for its indiscretions. The notoriously press shy Zuckerberg is under intense pressure to explain how Facebook allowed the personal information of millions of its users to be used by a data analysis firm that worked for President Donald … Read More