new Lincoln Project: “POW”

takes us through what happened with captured Americans in Europe and the Pacific during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan it has a picture of John McCainand then cuts to Trump saying of McCain “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” then responds: No, Donald. You’re wrong. They…

“EVERY TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY SCANDAL IN ONE TWEET.”

That is a new Twitter thread by Seth Abramson, drawing on the research he did for his 3 books on Trump. That’s one tweet per scandal. There are 20 Tweets covering issues with the EU and some 2 dozen plus individual nations. If you want to read the original in Twitter, you can start here…

Trump's petulance reportedly led to fewer verbal briefings on Russia

So if you bristled every time someone at your office brought you key information that was crucial to your job performance — and you did it so often that they eventually stopped giving you that information — you’d be fired, right? Of course you would. That’s called being a below-average (i.e., stubborn and stupid) child….

Trump knew about #RussiaBounty, and the truth continues to emerge

Now more evidence emerges in the #RussiaBounty scandal and Trump simply looks to be even more negligent. He was briefed multiple times over the past year. Look for more distractions Tuesday, as multiple agencies engage in CYA statements. x Fact–Obama does not read his intelligence briefings nor does he get briefed in person by the…

Hoo-boy, did this Trump tweet age badly

Trump in 2013: x Ignorance is inexcusable; it’s the surest way to fail. No acceptable reason exists for not being well informed. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2013 Trump now: x Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by…

Trump Committed Treason

Article III of the US Constitution defines treason: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in…

Trump continued to praise Putin after discovering Russia put bounties on U.S. soldiers' heads

So you’ve no doubt seen this explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump’s treachery, fecklessness, and sickening lack of patriotism. If not, here’s the gist: American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid…

GA-Sen A: Tomlinson (D) Calls On Congress To Repeal Trump's Blank Check On The War In Afghanistan

Received this e-mail today from Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: A groundbreaking Washington Post report on the War in Afghanistan details widespread political manipulation and strategic malpractice in our country’s longest war. After the report’s publication, Congress again abdicated its responsibility to provide oversight when it passed the latest defense appropriations bill. Senior defense officials…

Unjust Desserts

Why can’t we trust this man? Just a week after the President may have disgusted a large part of his base, the military, by interfering with the Navy’s decision to strip Navy Seal/Petty Officer First Class, Eddie Gallagher of his Trident pin, he unexpectedly visited the troops in Afghanistan yesterday. The President trades in rumor,…

Reality TV President Trump Fires National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Trump shit-canned National Security Advisor John Bolton today: President Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton, the lifelong proponent of American hard power, after months of division between the men over the direction of foreign and national security policy. Seems that Bolton and the orange ape didn’t get along.   Bolton was Trump's third national…

TalibanTrump Sends Pompeo Out to Say They’ve Killed “1,000 Taliban in Last Ten Days”.

Mousseolini must have seen TalibanTrump is trending #1 on Twitter cause he just sent Sec. of State Mike Pompeo out to tell this preposterous whopper… x On @ThisWeekABC, Mike Pompeo says American forces have “killed over 1,000 Taliban” in the last 10 days alone 😳 pic.twitter.com/pa51GgGtMX — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 8, 2019 Literally no one is buying…

Mitt Romney deserves no credit and no apologies on Russia

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was back in the headlines this week—not for any particular wisdom regarding authoritarian regimes and movements she shared with the House Intelligence Committee, but for this: “I personally owe an apology to now-Senator Romney, because I think that we underestimated what was going on in Russia. I was on…

Retired top general: Trump is 'dishonest,' 'immoral'

Trump loves him some generals. They allow him to look tough in a vicarious sort of way. Since Trump has no discipline, brains, courage, heart, willpower, probity, honor, impulse control, elocution, continence, or clothes that fit him correctly, hitching his wagon to proud, patriotic Americans who don’t make half the country want to vomit every…

A dishonorable discharge for Commander in Chief Trump

On June 4, 2014, Donald Trump as usual was apoplectic. His fury that day was ignited by word that President Obama had authorized the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant held captive in Afghanistan since 2009. So Trump took to Twitter to ask, “Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross…

How John McCain got lost in 'crazy base world'

When Senator John McCain was laid to rest on Sunday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the nation lost one of the giants of American public life. For six decades, McCain served his nation as a naval airman, a military liaison to Capitol Hill, a congressman, a senator and as a two-time…