First Tweets: the unhingery continues… Individual-1 tries to frighten his followers


Trump runs out of reasons now that his checks to reimburse the hush money payoffs have been shown. Denial is what remains on the day that Paul Manafort gets sentenced.

His latest tweet tries to shift attention back to the border claiming that a million people will attempt to cross the Southern border despite the reality that such crossings are still at an all-time low.

Even without seeing Robert Mueller’s report, or knowing what prosecutors with the Southern District of New York have unearthed, or what congressional investigators will find, we already have witnessed the biggest political scandal in American history.

Historians tell Axios that the only two scandals that come close to Trump-Russia are Watergate, which led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974, and the Teapot Dome scandal of the early 1920s, in which oil barons bribed a corrupt aide to President Warren Harding for petroleum leases.

  • Mueller has already delivered one of the biggest counterintelligence cases in U.S. history, author Garrett Graff points out — up there with Aldrich Ames (a former CIA officer convicted in 1994 of being a KGB double agent), or Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (executed in 1953 for spying for the Soviets).
  • Watergate yielded more charges than Mueller has so far: A total of 69 people were charged in Watergate; 48 people and 20 corporations pleaded guilty. Mueller so far has indicted 27 people; seven have been convicted or pleaded guilty.
  • But historians say that both Watergate and Teapot Dome were more limited because a foreign power wasn’t a central player, and a much narrower band of potential offenses was under investigation.
  • A fourth notable scandal, the Iran-Contra affair of the mid-1980s — in which arms were traded for hostages held by Iran, with the money used to fund rebels in Nicaragua — also involved a more limited range of issues.


The big picture: Presidential historian Jon Meacham tells us that this “transcends scandal — it’s a national crisis in the sense of a period of elevated stakes, high passions, and possibly permanent consequences.”

  • “We’re in the midst of making history more than we are reflecting it.”…


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Alfred Higgins
Alfred Higgins

Wow, who knew Fux News might be “Destructive” to Democracy?

Will you please explain to me how 76,000 people can cross illegally into the US and that does not include those who cross legally at the borders. Do we have that many border patrol agents in the 4 states that can handle that many people. How does the government know how many illegals are entering? It doesn’t make sense to me. If you divide 76,000 by the 4 border states = 19,000 per state. Divided by 28 days in Feb = 678 per day. How can the US house or deport 678 people per day. I think their numbers are… Read more »
Rick Bevilacqua
Rick Bevilacqua

The only thing you can debate on Fox is who’s the biggest liar – Trump or Hannity or Carlson or Pirro or Ingraham? I think it’s a toss-up, but would be fun to watch.