Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Imperiling Progressive Change ‘For as Long as We Live,’ One in Five Federal Judges...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rammed through eight of President Donald Trump's lifetime judicial picks in just three days this week, accelerating the far-right court takeover that one commentator warned is "absolutely going to...
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Rudy Giuliani back in Kyiv to double down on corruption and create genuine international...

Donald Trump’s personal attorney is back in Kyiv. And this time Rudy Giuliani isn’t just trying to find down-and-out Ukrainians willing to lie about Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton; he’s there to set up...
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“. . . somebody picked an orange out of a refrigerator and you don’t...

Picking the orange out of the icebox. Always a problem with orange revolutions. Trump utters (more) nonsense while in the UK. https://twitter.com/brod_joe/status/1201912931950219265 Preliminary count: Trump made at least 21 false claims in his three exchanges with...

Appeals Court Says Deutsche Bank Must Hand Over Trump’s Financials

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in NYC denied Trump’s attempt to keep his financial documents at Deutsche Bank  secreted and withheld from the American public. The appellate court ruled that Trump and the bank did have to comply with a congressional subpoena for his records, according to CNBC. The ruling in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals offers another judicial loss for Trump, who has fought off attempts to obtain his financial records, including his tax returns, through multiple lawsuits. The case is likely destined for the Supreme Court, where the president has already appealed two other lower court decisions requiring the disclosure of his financial records. The court gave Trump’s attorneys seven days to bring the matter to the justices. As far as I’m concerned, this is the biggest case out there, because I believe the most damning information isn’t within Trump’s records, but at the bank. Trump would have had every reason to destroy records, or selectively alter them. The bank would not, not necessarily, anyway. I am deeply concerned about the dissent in the 2-1 ruling, made up of two George Bush appointees and one Carter appointee. In her dissent, Judge Debra Livingston stated: “I cannot accept the majority’s conclusions that ‘this case does not concern separation of powers,’ and that there is ‘minimal at best’ risk of distraction to this and future Presidents from legislative subpoenas of this sort,” Livingston said she would send the case back to a lower court and require the House committees to provide more details about the legislative purposes behind their requests before deciding whether the banks must comply. THAT is a highly highly dangerous line of thought that the SCOTUS could use as justification to give Trump an “out” before the election. They could rule that Trump is subject to subpoena, but that the House did not develop its “legislative purpose” enough and needs to straighten-out just what legislation it envisions. A ruling along these lines would likely give Trump another two years of freedom from release of the records. It is also utter bullshit and she knows it. Congress need only state: “We are looking at how vulnerable the United States is in having a president who never disclosed his taxes. We are considering impeaching him. That IS our legislative purpose.” Moreover, Congress could state that it’s considering passing a law that anyone seeking to register for a federal office needs to disclose five years of back tax returns. Done. There is your “legislative purpose.” Congress can assert that it cannot draft legislation that forces each officeholder to disclose those tax returns without reviewing past president’s taxes and financial documents. Regardless, it is all bs because Congress relied upon a law past specifically to allow Congress to investigate corruption, which is exactly what it’s doing. The Supreme Court will decide in the next month or two whether to hear this case – it near surely will hear this particular case, as there are near certainly four votes on the SCOTUS to at least buy Trump time by agreeing to hear it. I don’t know about you but it is infuriating knowing that all players understand what is going on here. Everyone knows that Trump cannot survive disclosure of all that Deutsche Bank has on file. If a […]
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Mike Pence’s job in 2020: Rally the nation’s hypocrites, misogynists, and racists back to...

Politico is reporting on the Donald Trump campaign's planned usage of Vice President and master bootlicker Mike Pence as the 2020 presidential race heats up. The short version is that the campaign intends to put distance...
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GOP Senators must be saddled with jury nullification in 2020, because 45* is not...

Assuming that a cowed GOP Senate acquits POTUS* in an impeachment trial, the entirety of the GOP’s candidates must bear that responsibility at the polls in 2020. https://twitter.com/edz1/status/1201490294337753088 https://twitter.com/markfinkelstein/status/1201162810182508547 https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1201503802735693825 https://twitter.com/kate_ornate/status/1201489597131345921 (2016) Trial watchers, sociologists and even FX’s show “People v...
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While drug companies hike prices on things like insulin, Moscow Mitch refuses to take...

The Democratic House has a drug pricing reform bill. The Senate has a bipartisan bill, sponsored by the powerful Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and passed out of his committee. Donald Trump has made...
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Take a few moments to seriously consider the Censure Option … yeah I know,...

— I can’t believe I am writing this. But I’m really dreading see The Teflon Don get away with, yet another in his long series of abuses. First you gotta catch me … good luck with that,...
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‘Massive Criminal Enterprise’: Giuliani Reportedly Sought Ukraine Business Deals as He Worked to Dig...

Public optics for Rudy Giuliani continued to get worse on Wednesday after the New York Times and Washington Post both reported that President Donald Trump's personal attorney earlier this year sought hundreds of thousands...

Devin Nunes is still suing an imaginary cow, and still subpoenaing people who might...

For reasons nobody can quite ascertain, Rep. Devin Nunes is suing a fake cow and a fake relative for defamation. (The fake cow and fake relative are two distinct entities, to make that clear....

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