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Trump’s softball treatment of the Saudi royals is upsetting even Republican members of Congress

Donald Trump’s handling of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder is an expression of his theory of foreign affairs in general—it’s a model of quickly established personal connections, not long-term relationships between nation states. Trump’s business relationship...
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Hillary responds to a question about whether she’s behind the Kavanaugh allegations: LOLOLOLOLOLOL

During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Brett Kavanaugh dropped any pretense of being impartial or nonpartisan and went on a anger-fueled rant that ventured into conspiracy theory territory. He claimed the allegations...
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Trump gets $2.9 million payday earlier this month from mysterious real estate buyer

Well, here's another thing for House Democrats to scrutinize: Donald Trump sold a $2.9 million Manhattan condo earlier this month to a mystery buyer for a premium price. Forbes reports that public documents show the condo...
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GOP Strategist: ‘This Is Unmitigated, Unfettered, Blind Lashing Out By The POTUS’

The resignation/termination of James Mattis has been coming for a while, but the timing of it, in the final hours of the week before Christmas, in the middle of rabid contention over government shutdown versus funding of the mythic Mexican wall, is indicative of Trump being more out of control than he’s ever been. Trump is “grasping for the political identity that got him here to begin with,” according to MSNBC pundit Howard Fineman, who points out that Trump’s isolationism is “politically disastrous at this point,” but Trump is remembering when it was “the good thing to do,” and acting accordingly. Chuck Todd was conducting a panel on MSNBC when news broke of Mattis’ resignation Friday, and he quipped, “With Mattis gone, Lindsey Graham is going to go out of his mind.” Graham apparently had one too few tete a tetes with Trump at the golf course, because they are diametrically opposed when it comes to dealing with ISIS. Graham’s comments here are were recorded before Mattis wrote his resignation letter. In the letter, Mattis makes it clear that Trump is pursuing the wrong policies and Graham says in essence the same thing. Lindsey Graham: “You will not win this war by giving up. This is akin to surrendering. We can be successful only if we partner with others. This undercuts that effort. We’ve got two choices to fight this war. In their back yard or our back yard. ISIS and Afghanistan is looking towards the United States in their target sights. Mr. President, you have a chance to change course and you have a lot of bipartisan support to do so. Take advantage of it.” So much for Trump, bipartisanship and the Republican military establishment. Mattis was the last man standing and now he’s gone. Chuck Todd: “Lindsey says that today. Then he drops the load on Afghanistan. Then we got word that the president is thinking about withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Then we get word that Jim Mattis is retiring. Something has blown up in this relationship between the defense department and the president.” Michael Steele: “Match to kerosene is too mild. The president has steered congressional Republicans into a box canyon in this immigration fight and then dropped in a barrel bomb, politically speaking, with these actions on national security. This is unmitigated, unfettered, blind lashing out from the president of the United States.” People expected  Trump to commit political seppuku, but this is more like political Chinese water torture — except the lashes aren’t coming one drop at a time, it’s more like one firehose-full at a time. Graham starts at 4:34.
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Trump retweeted Lana Del Fenty’s post. This is what her profile looks like

Trump is a shameless, immoral president. He has no class. His tweets are evidence that the alleged president has mental problems. Over and above this, he is a pervert who creeps on women. He prefers to follow accounts from which he can get similar...
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Military families exposed to contaminated water at 126 bases and Trump admin tried to...

In May reports came out that showed the Trump administration, through Scott Pruitt’s EPA, were trying to hide a damning pollution study. Right around the same time as those reports on how bad water contamination was in the United States, and how little...

Some thoughts on the ‘He’s No Boy Scout’ defense

The pResident’s sycophant defenders are fast running out of defenses.  The Cowardly Lion Defense — that attempting a conspiracy to bribe a foreign leader isn’t a crime if the attempt fails — that seems unlikely to be...
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Did IVANKA Attempt to Arrange Key Meeting Between Trump-Putin?

Trump’s ties to Russia have earned appropriately-intense scrutiny but Ivanka Trump has remained unscathed. Now, however, Buzzfeed is out with a new article stating that Ivanka connected Trump’s “Fixer” – Cohen, with a Russian weightlifter who offered to introduce Donald Trump to Putin. The weightlifter offered to help get a 100-story Trump tower built in […]
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NYT: White House Counsel McGhan Cooperated, Shared Fully, with Mueller!

The New York Times has reported that White House Counsel Don McGhan has cooperated fully and extensively with the Mueller investigation. Indeed, over the last 9 months, McGhan has spent over 30 hours testifying to the Mueller team. The revelation is astounding in its impact, and puts McGhan in a perilous situation that I will […]
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“Wow, OK” DoJ denies House access to Mueller grand jury material because Nixon made...

“Incredulous” was Lawrence Tribe’s description of the judge’s comment on how DoJ is arguing that Watergate is a bad precedent. Then again this is an administration of alternative facts and revisionist history. "Wow, O.K.," responded U.S. Chief District...

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