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This week, America faced its worst attack since the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

Armed with a search warrant, FBI stormtroopers raided the office and residences of Michael Cohen, President @realDonaldTrump’s long-time personal attorney/”fixer,” seizing various documents, electronic devices, and recordings that are probably not covered by attorneyclient privilege.

This has caused great concern and consternation for Trump and his alliesas well it should.

After all, a good argument could be made that the months-long criminal investigation into Cohen’s dealings poses an even greater danger to Trump and his (poor excuse for a) presidency than Robert Mueller’s investigation does.

Now, that being said, it’s not just Cohen and Trump who ought to be alarmed by these developments.

I mean, what kind of signal does it send to the rest of the world when the president and those advising him aren’t even allowed to violate the law as they see fit?!


Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI); Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA); Former CIA Director John Brennan; Roundtable: TBA.

Face The Nation: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley; Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA); Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James Winnefeld (Ret.); Former U.S. Envoy to Turkey & Iraq Amb. James Jeffrey; Roundtable: Molly Ball (TIME), Ben Domenech (The Federalist), Ed O’Keefe (CBS News) & Margaret Talev (Bloomberg News).

This Week: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders; Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA); Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME); Roundtable: Former New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie (R), “Independent” Strategist Matthew Dowd, Democratic Strategist Karen Finney, Maggie Haberman (New York Times) & Meghan McCain (The View).

Fox News Sunday: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley; Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC); Roundtable: Jonah Goldberg (National Review), Former VP Pence Press Secretary Marc Lotter, Jennifer Griffin (Fox News) & Charles Lane (Washington Post).

State of the Union: Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara; Roundtable: Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Nina Turner (Our Revolution) & Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard).


Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: an investigation into Allegiant Air, a discount carrier known more for its ultra-low fares than its high record of in-flight breakdowns (preview); and, an interview with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff (preview).

A special edition of 20/20 featuring former FBI Director James Comey’s first interview since being fired will air at 10 pm (preview).


Late night shows:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Monday: Actress Elisabeth Moss; Radio Personality Charlamagne Tha God; Television Writer/Author Nell Scovell.

Tuesday: Former FBI Director James Comey; Singer Jason Aldean; Television Writer/Author Nell Scovell.

Wednesday: Actress/NY Gov. Candidate Cynthia Nixon; Actor Alan Cumming; Rock Band Franz Ferdinand.

Thursday: Actor Antonio Banderas; Sen. Kamala Harris; Rock Band Snow Patrol.

Friday: Actor James Marsden; YouTube Personality Coyote Peterson.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Monday: Journalist Alex Wagner; Tuesday: Former Attorney General Eric Holder; Wednesday: Chelsea Clinton; Thursday: Actress Thandie Newton.



Rep. John Carter (R-TX) complained that when Mexico sends its children, they’re not sending their best-looking.

Republican Rep. John Carter made the comment at a hearing about US immigration and border agencies in an exchange with fellow Texas Republican Rep. John Culberson and officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

“Believe me, a lot of the attractive children are not making it to the border,” Carter said as an aside. There was a brief pause before the conversation moved on to another line of questioning.

Culberson had been asking a series of questions about asylum laws and other laws designed to protect families and children when they make it to the US and await decisions about whether they can stay.

Culberson and Carter agreed changes to the law were necessary to cut off what Culberson called a “magnet” for Central Americans, who risk their lives to try to reach the US border.



Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) argued that public school closures led to an epidemic of sexual assault and drug use… or something.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says children were left vulnerable to harm, sexual assault and drugs as a result of public school closures throughout the state Friday to allow teachers and supporters to protest at the state’s Capitol.

“I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them,” the Republican governor told reporters Friday afternoon, according to CNN affiliate WDRB.

“I guarantee you somewhere today, a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent didn’t have any money to take care of them.”

Bevin went on to say that “some were introduced to drugs for the first time because they were vulnerable and left alone.”


The stupid… it burns!

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