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FBI pays a visit to man who bragged about creepy, scary surveillance of Marie...

Robert Hyde, the Connecticut congressional candidate who repeatedly texted Lev Parnas that he had then-Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch under surveillance, got a visit from the FBI Thursday morning, CNN reports. Investigators went to both Hyde’s home and...
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Trump team finally releases billions in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico—with major strings attached

Donald Trump and his team have continued to withhold disaster relief funds from Puerto Rico for the hurricanes that hit the island in 2017, and a series of recent earthquakes that have further damaged homes and...

Bombs Away, Gov’t Accountability Office Says OBM Broke Law By Withholding Ukraine Aid

Another day, another bombshell. The Office of Budget Management, run by none other than Mick Mulvaney, broke the law by withholding aid to Ukraine, based upon a policy decision of Donald Trump. This bombshell legal opinion from the independent @USGAO demonstrates, without a doubt, that the Trump Administration illegally withheld assistance from Ukraine and the public evidence shows that the president himself ordered this illegal act. pic.twitter.com/bkwyQ4Vk3K — Senator Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) January 16, 2020 It says right there in black and white that federal law does not permit the president to substitute his own policies over that which Congress has enacted into law. So, Mulvaney’s ravings at the time about this “is just how it’s done” were absurd then and in the light of day, they’re stupid now. This is not just how it’s done. Following the rule of law is how it’s done.  

Rachel Maddow gets the Scoop of the Decade

Rachel Maddow has gotten an exclusive interview with Lev Parnas.  And it’s a bombshell if all of Lev’s corroborating evidence is to be believed.  Here is a sampling ... Giuliani associate Parnas says Trump 'knew exactly...

‘You can do anything in the Ukraine with money’: The unprecedented threat to a...

In late April last year, then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fielded a phone call in Kyiv from a State Department colleague back in the states. Carol Perez, Director General of the Foreign Service,...
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Right-wing pundit offers worst take on Meghan, Harry, and masculinity, and Twitter responds

If you haven’t heard of or from Michelle Malkin before, consider yourself lucky. She’s something of an awful person and has been for quite sometime. You can read a little bit about her allegiance...

Wait Until Trump Hears That Putin and Assad Are Laughing At Him Behind His...

Here we go again, world leaders gathering and yucking it up about Donald Trump — and certainly we can’t blame them for that. The man is nothing if not a joke. Vladimir Putin made a visit to Syria and had a conversation with Bashar al-Assad. Асад о дороге в Дамаск, на которой стал христианином апостол Павел: Если Трамп по этой дороге проедет, сразу станет с ним все нормально.Путин: Пригласите его, он приедет.Асад: Я готов.Путин: Я ему передам pic.twitter.com/Gkkvd0KR1J — Дмитрий Смирнов (@dimsmirnov175) January 12, 2020 Axios: What’s happening: The video shows the leaders speaking to each other during a visit to the Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Damascus. Assad tells Putin about the apostle Paul who became a Christian at the gate of Damascus and adds jokingly: “If Trump arrives along this road, everything will become normal with him too.” Putin laughs and tells Assad: “It will be repaired … invite him. He will come.” Assad answers that he is ready to invite Trump, to which Putin responds, smiling: “I will tell him.” The translation is a bit obtuse, but I think the sense of it is, “if Trump would travel the same road as Paul, he’ll be struck decent and righteous, too.” If you remember the Biblical story, Paul was the “chief of sinners” and then he was struck by the light and went forth and preached the gospel of Christ. So some reference to Trump being as debauched and hopeless as Paul of Tarsus and having a miraculous conversion is inferred. Putin’s comment, “it will be repaired” I take to mean that Trump could become fixed like Paul of Tarsus was fixed, on his journey to Damascus. Simply, the two leaders are laughing at what an amoral, excessive jerk Trump is, and saying that a divine conversion, a miracle of Biblical proportion, would be necessary to fix him, and they’ve got just the spot for it. Lastly, Putin’s saying, “I will tell him,” is both amusing and ominous. No doubt, if Putin would suggest to Trump that he walk along the road to Damascus, or the road to Disneyland, for that matter, Trump will do whatever Putin says — and Putin makes no bones about that.

Trump Says It Doesn’t Matter If Suleimani Had ‘Eminent’ Attack Plans Because Of ‘Horrible...

I never thought I would pity Mike Pompeo, but I have to say, that he has bobbed back and forth like a plastic dippy bird ever since Qassem Suleimani was assassinated, trying to coordinate Donald Trump’s latest lie on the subject with some kind of rational sounding protocol — and now Trump has totally blown the matter out of the water. In a Monday morning tirade on Twitter, where else, Trump stated that it really didn’t matter a damn whether Suleimani was going to do something imminent (misspelled as “eminent”) or not, he was a bad dude, so Trump was right to blow him away. The Fake News Media and their Democrat Partners are working hard to determine whether or not the future attack by terrorist Soleimani was “imminent” or not, & was my team in agreement. The answer to both is a strong YES., but it doesn’t really matter because of his horrible past! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020 This tweet is corrected. The Hill is reporting the original misspelled one. The Democrats and the Fake News are trying to make terrorist Soleimani into a wonderful guy, only because I did what should have been done for 20 years. Anything I do, whether it’s the economy, military, or anything else, will be scorned by the Rafical Left, Do Nothing Democrats! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020 So, nothing to see here, just Trump lying as usual — although admitting it on Twitter is an interesting direction to go, I must say. And Pompeo must be tearing his remaining hair out, as Trump undercuts the best lies that he can cobble together. The Hill: Trump also asserted that his national security team agreed on the imminent threat posed by Soleimani that led to the decision to kill him. He made this assertion despite remarks from Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday that undercut Trump’s claim that the Iranian general was planning to target four American embassies before a U.S. drone strike killed him in Baghdad on Jan. 3. Democratic lawmakers have said they were not told during last week’s briefing on the Soleimani strike that the general was targeting four U.S. embassies, casting further doubt on the president’s claim. Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, largely side-stepped the president’s specific claims when asked about them on “Fox News Sunday,” but insisted there was a threat to “American facilities in the region.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also defended the decision to authorize the strike, saying on Friday the intelligence suggested Soleimani was planning a “large-scale” attack that threatened American facilities including embassies. Still, he said the Trump administration did not know precisely when or where the attack would occur. “We would have been culpably negligent had we not recommended to the president that he take this action against Soleimani,” Pompeo told reporters at the White House. “He made the right call and America is safer as a result of that.” Now, here’s the foreign policy primer you need for this administration: Trump has no foreign policy, he has impulses;  His impulses stem from a need to deflect the news cycle from his problems, nowadays impeachment;  Trump acts on an impulse and does something stupid, then Mike Pompeo and the others attempt to reverse engineer the situation and claim that Trump’s action arose out […]
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Pompeo will be dodging Congress again, this time over ‘imminent’ Iran threats

The Washington Post reports that once again, ostensible Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks to be dodging an invitation to Congress to explain administration positions on absolutely anything. He's been asked to testify to...
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Rep. Amash blasts Trump’s mercenary Saudi force: ‘He sells troops’

Rep. Justin Amash — the former Republican who, by dint of the gram of integrity he has, was compelled to leave the party in July — has called out Donald Trump over, well, this egregious...

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