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Trump's DOJ secretly obtained Washington Post reporters’ phone records “The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists' phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia's role in the 2016 election, according to government letters...

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  • May 8, 2021

No more delays and no more excuses. Donald Trump must be removed immediately. https://t.co/YTYlMtCSFD — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 7, 2021 Trump is “a dangerous person who should not continue in office…this is an emergency of the highest order.” — Nancy Pelosi Do you think Vice President Pence and...

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  • January 7, 2021

You may have heard over the weekend that Donald Jizz-O-Matic* Trump has reached the pre-bunker phase of his months-long post-presidential pout. Several news outlets reported that Trump hosted weirdo dead-enders Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn on Friday, and he considered naming Powell a special counsel to investigate the ghost of Hugo...

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  • December 21, 2020

I never thought I’d see the day when Trump consigliere Bill Barr became part of the sinister deep-state cabal, but here we are. I mean, if we’re going to take it as an article of faith that Donald Trump was cheated out of reelection, then anyone who says otherwise MUST...

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  • December 1, 2020

Bad enough that America’s Dumbest Congressman™ exposed his Congressional colleagues, and his staff, to the coronavirus AFTER he knew he had tested positive. It turns out he also exposed AG Barr as well: Rep. Gohmert, who was without a mask, stood outside the men’s bathroom where Barr went before he...

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  • July 29, 2020

Trinidad native Shemika Charles holds a world record. Who is Shemika Charles—you ask? Ms. Charles is a 23-year-old performer whose claim to fame is holding the Guinness World Record for the lowest Limbo back-bend, (or whatever the verbiage) of 8.5 inches low and the longest distance walked in that contorted position—just...

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  • July 29, 2020

I’ve spent most of the afternoon watching clips of the U.S. attorney general flouting standards of fairness and the rule of law, so this was a real pick-me-up. It seems some detained Portland protesters are being told, as a condition of their release, that they can no longer attend protests...

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  • July 28, 2020

(The headline is my own paraphrase, in case that wasn’t clear.) The House managers in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial — Adam Schiff, Jerrold Nadler, Zoe Lofgren, Hakeem Jeffries, Val Demings, Sylvia Garcia, and Jason Crow — just wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which they point out that Trump is...

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  • June 11, 2020

Making people fear the liar. It is the media framing effect of 20,000 lies. and a gas (light). x 💥💀💥AG Barr says pepper spray isn’t a chemical… BUT it is banned for use in war by Article I.5 of the CHEMICAL Weapons Convention, which bans the use of all riot...

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  • June 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s (D. NJ) re-election campaign: Sen. Cory Booker (D. NJ) The Attorney General is meant to defend our country and our nation's best interests — but all William Barr has done is serve as Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Bill Barr's loyalty has...

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  • May 18, 2020

Boo. Fucking. Hoo. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday that former President Obama should have held back from criticizing President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling Obama's critique “a little bit classless.” President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump, during an online Trump campaign event, told McConnell that Obama “slammed” President Trump over...

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  • May 12, 2020

Despite calls from Attorney General Bill Barr to reconsider the administration’s position, Donald Trump today reiterated his belief that the Supreme Court should strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety in response to a lawsuit brought by a group of Republican-controlled states. CNN: “We're not doing anything. In other...

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  • May 7, 2020

Guess we haven’t gone full banana republic just yet. Or else the banana is still green. But you know how little time it takes for a banana to rot. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Friday at a National Press Club event that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman would not be...

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  • February 14, 2020

Lady Justice has functioned very well—for years, being blind, but now Donald Trump, William Barr, and  Republican officialdom are rendering her mute.  Last night, and for as long as Attorney General Barr does not collapse under the weight of a tweet, he publicly admitted the President is pulling away the...

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  • February 14, 2020

Shocked, Shocked… will sentence leniency compel Trump to do more criming. x #RogerStone Senior DOJ official tells @CBSNews Department was shocked to see sentencing recommendation Stone case. This is not what was briefed to Dept. The Dept. believes recommendation is extreme, excessive, grossly disproportionate to offenses…#DEVELOPING— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) February 11,...

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  • February 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s (D. VA) re-election campaign: Sen. Mark Warner (D. VA) This week, the Department of Justice released a long-awaited report into the origins of the Russia investigation. Contrary to what President Trump and his allies have been claiming for three years, the...

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  • December 11, 2019

Remember back in the before times when members of both parties were horrified that Trump appeared to be hectoring Jeff Sessions into resigning as attorney general? It was clear to anyone paying attention that Trump wanted Sessions — who had recused himself from the Mueller investigation — to act not...

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  • December 3, 2019

Four months after the Beltway press badly failed in its coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony on the Russia scandal, the D.C. press corps has a chance at redemption this week with the first public impeachment hearings of Donald Trump. Hopefully, newsrooms will be up to the important task at...

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  • November 12, 2019

This is the legal landscape now before the man who must be identified as the attorney general of the United States: The unanimous consensus of the American intelligence community, the findings of the Mueller investigation, and the bipartisan conclusion of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence all agree that the...

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  • October 27, 2019

Mother Jones “Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) released evidence on Tuesday that the Justice Department buried the whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president by failing to refer the matter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Klobuchar suggested the Justice Department violated a longstanding agreement between the...

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  • October 22, 2019

So, I woke up this morning to this news… x “The White House and the Justice Department have advised the nation's top intelligence agency that a controversial complaint involving President Donald Trump isn't governed by laws covering intelligence whistleblowers…”https://t.co/cf0nnw0CFc — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 20, 2019 The W.H. and Justice...

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  • September 20, 2019

We all thought this was over, but Donald Trump’s consigliere, William Barr, is determined to pave the way for a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Because … Donald Trump says so, apparently. Yup, that’s it. No other reason. Honestly, what other reason could there be? The Hill: Attorney General William Barr said...

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  • July 8, 2019
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