Notes v. Tapes

Who ya gonna believe? Trump and his Twitter threat? James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 Or Director Comey and his contemporaneous notes of the conversations between himself and the President? I don’t like what …

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More stupidity from the Trumpsters

Always kick down and never self-examine. That’s our President. In a deeply reported story in today’s Washington Post, we find more details of how FBI Director Comey’s firing was handled by the President and those few minions who knew he was thinking of it. Trump’s team did not have a full-fledged communications strategy for how …

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US Attorneys Missing

Back in March Trump’s Attorney General, evil little troll Jeff Sessions, abruptly dismissed all sitting US Attorneys (prosecutors). That isn’t unusual; all Presidents typically ask the people in those jobs to resign and then replace them with attorneys of their own choice. What’s unusual is that a month later not a single one of those …

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In America Oligarchs Pay YOU!

Donald and the Russian mob go back quite a while. Seems like Mr. Trump, his company and his partners repeatedly turned to wealthy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics — several allegedly connected to organized crime, according to a USA TODAY review of court cases, government and legal documents and an interview with a …

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AG Sessions has convenient memory lapse, twice

WaPo Headline Thursday March 2, 2017: “Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose” Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign …

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Let the pogroms begin

If this new Homeland Security agency called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement were properly staffed it would be a part-time job, given that according to a 2015 Cato Institute study the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make America …

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The Grifters

You have got to be kidding me. Melania Trump is suing the British paper The Daily Mail for defamation. Part of her complaint is that the allegation that she once worked as an escort (since retracted) reduced her capacity to “launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered …

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Pre-Inauguration Atmospherics

This seems appropriate before the inauguration of a two-bit con man whose election was assured by a Federal law enforcement agency (for the second Republican Presidency in a row, mind you), by the actions of the NYPD and by the actions of a foreign government. The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take …

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Good ol’ No-Socks, every PEOTUS’s friend

Oh boy. Our future President hangs out with guys named Joey “No Socks” when he’s partying at Mar-a-Lago on New Year’s Eve, and it’s not the first time. Apparently no one felt the need to remind Trump that hanging out with convicted felons doesn’t look real good to the American public. Here’s a little background …

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