President Misogynist

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President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that nobody respects women more than him, referred to Stormy Daniels as “Horseface” in a tweet on Tuesday. Trump compared the adult film entertainer — who he allegedly had an affair with — to a horse in response to a federal judge’s dismissal of Daniels’ defamation lawsuit. The White House has said Trump believes Daniels lied about being threatened to keep … Read More

Anatomy Of A Lie

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There are literally thousands of Trump lies.  No lie. Some are big whoppers.  Some are merely misleading.  Some are of huge consequence.  Some are of almost no consequence, although the sheer number of lies is of huge consequence. Here’s a lie of huge consequence — whether Donald Trump knew about hush-money payments to silence women The first denial came four … Read More

Sarah Is Not Having A Fun Day Either

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Video of abovepic.twitter.com/eYSojIkyMM— Maggie Jordan: (@MaggieJordanACN) August 22, 2018 Sanders had no effective response when asked how Trump can continue to deny knowing about hush money – when, in fact, he is on tape discussing that subject. No credible response seems possible here – the tape speaks for itself— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) August 22, 2018

Trump’s Horrible Day

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Even the conservative news aggregation site Drudge Report, normally an influential and sympathetic voice toward the president, ran the headline: “Trump hell hour.” NBC News anchor Chuck Todd called it perhaps “the most consequential day of the Trump presidency — yet.”  What does the Cohen plea mean for Trump? Well, the plea agreement with the prosecutors in Manhattan does not require … Read More

Probably Nothing But Still….

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Who knows? Maybe it takes a C-list celebrity to get rid of a C-list celebrity president. If so, Tom Arnold is on the job: Tom Arnold—the actor and comedian who’s said he’s on a mission to find incriminating video of President Trump—tweeted a photo of himself with Michael Cohen late Thursday, saying “this dude has all the tapes.” Trump’s longtime … Read More

Breaking: Michael Cohen Resigns From RNC Committee Post

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Surprised this didn’t happen long ago: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney, has resigned from his post as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee, sources close to the RNC told ABC News. In his resignation letter to Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chair, Cohen cited the ongoing special counsel investigation as one reason … Read More

Adam Serwer: It’s One Scandal

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The Atlantic: There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, or legal … Read More

It’s Time To Stop Taking Giuliani Seriously

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That’s the title of a Washington Post editorial by Jennifer Rubin, and yes, I agree: President Trump’s TV lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani declared on Sunday that the special counsel plans to wrap up the obstruction-of-justice inquiry into his client by Sept. 1. The press treated this as true, or possibly true, when it is obviously another ludicrous Giuliani utterance (e.g. … Read More

Trump To Instruct The FBI/DOJ To Investigate The Mueller Investigation

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On Sunday, Trump’s simmering anger over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s year-old Russia probe spilled over into a series of well-worn recriminations in several tweets, including that the investigation was politically motivated and had its roots in the administration of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. Read Sunday AM tweets from @realDonaldTrump: they are a portrait of a man alone, paranoid, isolated, … Read More

Loose Ends From A Crazy News Day

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Yesterday was one of those crazy Trump news days. Big story followed big story. But what was odd was a lot of it was retrospective.  Things that happened in the investigation that we are NOW just learning.  It clearly got under Trump’s nerves, as shown by his tweets this morning. It is a little silly for him to say that.  … Read More