Meet the new boss, just like the old boss

Anthony Scaramucci, hired to direct White House communications, blows smoke with the same disregard for facts as his boss and his predecessor. “I certainly see the American people probably see the president the way I do,” he added, contradicting a raft of recent polls showing Mr. Trump’s approval rating below 40 percent nationally. “But we …

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Six months in office

Today is the six-month anniversary of Trump’s inauguration and already: Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with …

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Washed, Dried, Folded, Recycled

A few days ago The New Republic published an article entitled “Trump’s Russian Laundromat.” In it, reporter Craig Unger writes But even without an investigation by Congress or a special prosecutor, there is much we already know about the president’s debt to Russia. A review of the public record reveals a clear and disturbing pattern: …

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But, her emails!

The news of Donald J. Trump Jr.’s email chain about “official documents” that would “incriminate Hillary” must be bitterly ironic to the former Secretary of State and Presidential candidate. After the political press hammered her for months regarding her private email server Mrs. Clinton could be forgiven for asking “why the hell didn’t they look …

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This is depressing

The G20 became the G19 as it ended. On the Paris climate accords the United States was left isolated and friendless. It is, apparently, where this US President wants to be as he seeks to turn his nation inward. [snip] He is a character drawn from America’s wild west, a travelling medicine showman selling moonshine …

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Who you gonna believe?

Tillerson says Putin denied meddling in US election in 2016 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov came away from the meeting saying Trump had heard out Putin’s assurances that Moscow did not run a hacking and disinformation effort, and had dismissed the entire U.S. investigation into the Russian role. “The U.S. president said that he heard …

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This is Trump’s doing

Read the tweets at Digby’s blog from the man who discovered the creator of the video meme of Trump throwing CNN/Vince McMahon to the ground: This is the guy who created the meme Trump tweeted out today. Trump's making him a celebrity in his online circles. pic.twitter.com/ZXd8TCIWDT — Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 2, 2017 …

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Excellent riposte!

I have no idea who Jason Kander is, but he certainly has a sharp stick with which he poked our President this morning. President who won't release his tax returns wants to publish every registered voter's social security number, DOB, and party affiliation. https://t.co/0nylQdRskC — Jason Kander (@JasonKander) July 1, 2017

It’s The Gong Show, right?

Just read Jim Wright’s Facebook post regarding the method the White House used to reply to a formal request from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for info about any tapes of former FBI Director Comey’s conversations with Trump. The White House literally quoted a tweet, a TWEET, from Trump’s personal Twitter account as …

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Can this man be stopped?

Given the news yesterday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump for possible obstruction of justice, who’s taking bets on how many days it will be before Trump fires Mueller? There have been trial balloons from Trump’s favorite Newsmax publisher on The NewsHour, from Newt Gingrich (is it coincidental that Gingrich has a …

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