Indictments

A Trump indictment moves closer with McGahn agreement to testify to Congress, as with a variety of other possible witness cooperation and NY DA activity. The Manhattan DA is signaling such possible indictments, according to Preet Bharara x Palm Beach planning for possibility of Trump indictment: reporthttps://t.co/V2HdCWrf6G — MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) May 13, 2021...

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  • May 14, 2021

Diverting information foregrounds the developing investigations of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). The pattern is familiar, defenses that try to construct logical fallacies in preparation for lawfare. Schadenfreude builds as everyone waits for actual indictments. Yet the periphery is littered with a barrage of “facts” including a story reminiscent of Iran-Contra....

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  • March 31, 2021

All his life, Donald Trump has managed to avoid responsibility for the damage he’s done to others: his racial discrimination in his housing (not to mention his neglect of that same housing), his stiffing of contractors, driving many of them into bankruptcy, his exploitation of undocumented immigrants, his misogynistic treatment...

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  • November 27, 2020

Time after time, succeeding presidents have followed less than stellar Republican administrations feeling obligated to bestow forgiveness. Richard Nixon masterminded a crime, known to every police drama watcher as B&E, breaking and entering. Nixon was disgracefully relegated to the dustbin of history, but that dustbin was a mansion off the...

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  • November 13, 2020

Nothingburger: but the latest attempt to vilify Hunter Biden does remind us that bad things could happen when you bring your computer in for repair. Ever desperate for a horse race, Comcast gives Trump free air for his own town hall in Miami. x No one should link to or share...

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  • October 14, 2020

Jennifer Rubin is a longtime NeverTrumper member of the marginally sane community. She’s one of The Washington Post’s conservative writers, but when she decided to side with common sense over Trumpite servility, she became an apostate in the eyes of many of her fellow travelers. Importantly, she pushed away from the...

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  • October 11, 2020

Trump Russia continues, as IMPOTUS* covers for Russia, and DHS & DoJ defections continue in the assessment of 2016 and 2020 Russian actions. Will John Durham create an “interim” deliverable for Bill Barr’s ‘October Surprise’. x This is false. No independent arbiter “determined” this about Mueller. The DOJ IG said the Russia probe was...

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  • September 13, 2020

Chuck Todd shocked Trump's spokesman by pointing out that a lot of people who worked closely with the president have been convicted. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Here is the exchange. Chuck Todd: I want to put up this image here. Quite a few people who were...

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  • August 23, 2020

Back to 1954 is the desperate place that Trump is going to spread disinformation. The GOP has tried to make Democrats “godless”, because how else could you win an election. Trump even brought his brother’s funeral to the White House to counter the spiritual expressions at the DNC. Trump got his...

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  • August 22, 2020

The man, most responsible for the xenophobic policies of Donald Trump, was arrested yesterday morning. Steve Bannon was probably startled at 7:15 am aboard a 150-foot yacht when agents of the United States Postal Service, took him into custody, the charge, fraud.  I can imagine Mr. Bannon dining on stuffed French...

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  • August 21, 2020

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...

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  • July 26, 2020

Considering his long-time support of the Chicago Cubs, Will was a typical conservative. He remains so. But this is something, something. Will predicts a Biden landslide. As Trump says, “we’ll see”. GOTV. The measures necessary for restoration of national equilibrium are many and will be protracted far beyond (Trump’s) removal....

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  • July 22, 2020

The former Special Prosecutor has an op-ed up in The Washington Post, written in response both to the commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence and the ongoing attacks on his investigation and the patriotism and integrity of those who conducted that investigation.  It is relatively concise, and well worth reading....

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  • July 11, 2020

Trump has just issued an executive order to protect statues. This faux martial law applies only for objects, and specifically protects by inference, right-wing extremism. Because Trump wants to sanction only one side of those “very fine people” and protect appearance rather than substance in public spaces. The farcical Trump regime...

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  • June 27, 2020

WaPo made an adjustment and Trump has now lied 18,000 times. The comparison is staggering on Trump’s economic claims. APR 03 2020 “Again, we had the strongest economy in the world. We had our best ever. We had probably the best economy in the history of the world, bigger than...

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  • May 13, 2020

Today Trump tried bait and switch, doing a briefing on the indictments and increased military operations against Venezuela. He used the pretext of a COVID-19 Taskforce to lead with the outlines of a pretext for arresting Maduro as enforcing drug-trafficking indictments.  Apparently Trump still believes he can game the MSM....

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  • April 2, 2020

Whatever you might think of David Frum, he does seem to have the number of the phenomenon called Trumpism especially as it is now trying to save itself before the retreat to the bunker. Like Trump’s tweets, diversion and distraction are the gonads in his bag of tricks. Diametric opposites and misdirection...

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  • March 21, 2020

Without a scintilla of evidence, the impression from the White House, Congressional Republicans, and Fox News devotees is that Joe Biden is a schemer.  According to President Donald Trump, his henchman Rudy Giuliani, a cadre of House Republicans, and the Department of Justice's leader William Barr, something is rotten besides...

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  • December 16, 2019

Surprising that it’s not connected to the Shreks’ company, “Fraud Guarantee”, and yet sanctions got removed from related Russian companies. Individual-1 Trump obeys his masters, even if there are a lot of folks with similar names. Lavrov may have ordered Trump to *remove immediately* three Russian ‘companies’ connected with Evil...

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  • December 15, 2019

One guesses that omitting Obstruction of Justice leaves it to be pursued later, in the criminal indictments elsewhere and after the 2020 election. The facts are overwhelming, regardless. This is a streamlined impeachment with a narrow focus to ensure impeachment (regardless of the GOP Senate majority). What remained from the House...

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  • December 10, 2019

The question on whether or not Donald John Trump is convicted and removed from office by virtue of a Senate Conviction will come down not to loyalty or the current makeup of that body. The fate of President Trump will lie with what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects to...

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  • October 25, 2019

The Exxon oil wells off the California coast are a dark cancer on our fair nation.  And when the pipeline that carried Exxon’s oil from those wells broke, and bespoiled  miles of coast line and poisoned wildlife, Then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris vigorously intervened. Harris and her successor successfully  assisted in the criminal...

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  • October 13, 2019

In Solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dr. Bill, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dan, and Shayna—your PDA national team. We May See History Made On Wednesday.Join Us! For many of us across the country, Wednesday is the day we’ve been waiting for. Even though the Mueller investigation found a...

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  • July 23, 2019

Since the Trump Presidency began back in January 2017, we have endeavored to maintain a comprehensive listing of all the administrations misdeeds in the Everything Awful The Trump Administration Has Done Omnibus (full list here), and have attempted to categorize and score them accordingly. Today is April 20th, which means that as of...

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  • April 20, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1336. Offered to pardon the Secretary of Homeland Security...

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  • April 19, 2019

talkingpointsmemo.com/… Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), a member of House GOP leadership, appears to be the unnamed “Public Official A” in a bombshell public corruption probe unsealed on Tuesday. A federal grand jury indicted four men, including North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes, in a bribery scheme in which businessman Greg Lindberg...

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  • April 3, 2019

Amid all the sturm and drang (on all sides and in all directions) over the Barr Letter on the Mueller Report, I came across this WaPo op-ed by Henry Olsen, currently a  senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Granted, that is a conservative faith-based outfit, and Olsen...

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  • March 25, 2019

Apparently the world as we know it came to an end on Friday, not that I knew anything about it. For me, these last 4 days are my World Series and Super Bowl all tied together. Starting at 9:15 PDT on Thursday, and ending around 8:30 on Sunday night, I...

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  • March 25, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: According to recent news reports, we can expect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election to wrap up at any time now. Former CIA Director John Brennan even suggested indictments could come...

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  • March 8, 2019

In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Deb, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Help Us Reach Our Goal ByBecoming a PDA Sustainer Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) doesn’t take a day off. We don’t set up shop for electoral campaigns, and then...

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  • March 4, 2019

If Robert Mueller is on a with hunt former Obama Era Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal says he is doing a bang-up job…. Huffington Post “Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal believes that the moment special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings drop, they could spell major trouble for President Donald Trump....

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  • February 25, 2019

Apparently Rep. Hakeem Jeffries  (D-N.Y.) didn’t take kindly to drumpf’s play acting AG Matthew Whitaker smarting off to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler earlier today, and made his displeasure known to Mr. Schweddy Bald quite clearly. Noting that Whitaker had retweeted an article claiming that the Mueller Investigation was a “lynch mob” Jeffries reeled off a...

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  • February 8, 2019

In solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team PDA is Here for the Long Haul; Supporting ProgressivePolicies that Will Build a Just and Equitable America These are both dark days and promising days for progressives. On the...

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  • January 28, 2019

I’d like to take a minute to draw a couple of distinctions about the upcoming Mueller report, and the soon to begin congressional committee hearings. The Mueller investigation is not necessarily These two investigations do not necessarily dovetail with each other, in fact, in some ways they are diametrically opposed....

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  • January 22, 2019

In solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team How Can Progressives Sustain Our Momentum?It Takes Your Generous and Sustained Support Progressive Democrats of America was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and our country. We...

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  • January 7, 2019

2019 is going to be great. 2020 even better. Yeah, the shutdown sucks, but I imagine it can only last so long—Trump’s 54,000 border patrol agents are currently not getting paid, nor are the farmers who can’t get their bailout payments until the furlough ends. Trump will cave, and it's not going...

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  • December 30, 2018

In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Help PDA Sustain ProgressWe Need Your Support Now As 2018 comes to a close, American progressives can look back on a tumultuous year with a sense of satisfaction. There...

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  • December 24, 2018

photo: The Yellow Vests protest movement. Photo: Obier • CC BY-SA 4.0 In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Joining With Progressives InternationallyTo Implement Necessary Global Change That’s right, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has become...

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  • December 16, 2018

So NPR puts out this all things ill considered tweet this morning… x The Russia Investigations: An Unfinished Case Looks Weaker Than Ever https://t.co/gRliZs0Tgr — NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) December 15, 2018 …touting it’s all things not considered article on the state of the Trump/Russia investigation… “Political and legal danger for President...

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  • December 15, 2018

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Uniting Progressives To Make Change Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is all about building a grassroots populist progressive majority. We worked tirelessly to help progressive candidates win in the primaries...

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  • December 10, 2018

In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Following Our Victories in the MidtermsProgressives Have Momentum for 2020 I will be brief, because you’re busy and I’m busy, and events are happening so fast. Progressive Democrats of...

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  • December 2, 2018

Are sealed indictments by Robert Mueller the equivalent of legal time bombs for Trump?  I have been reading up on the speculation about Robert Mueller’s investigation and sealed indictments, and if there are any lawyers on Daily Kos, I would appreciate your input.  First up, here is one definition of...

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  • November 20, 2018

Donald Trump has been extraordinarily petulant the past several days. Sure, even on a good day the guy is basically a spastic colon getting a Sriracha enema from a firehose, but even casual observers have noticed a crescendo of pique overwhelming the toddler occupant of 1600 Penn. Now, Politico is reporting that...

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  • November 15, 2018

Donald Trump has been noticeably, well, aloof the past few days, skipping World War I commemorations and generally Twitter-pouting like a spurned teenage boy. Now, the Los Angeles Times has the inside scoop on Trump’s dour mood as of late. [H]is mood apparently has changed as he has taken measure...

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  • November 13, 2018

Natasha Bertrand has a piece in The Atlantic detailing how drumpf and company are switching gears from “no collusion” to “collusion’s just peachy”. “In a motion to dismiss a new lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump’s campaign team of illegally conspiring with Russian agents to disseminate stolen emails during the election, Trump campaign...

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  • October 10, 2018

Poor John Kasich, he just blew his cover. He likes to come off as this calm, steady, measured, serious kind of blowhard. He was an early and frequent critic of Trump, and of the Republicans that enabled his nonsense. He has portrayed himself as “the adult in the room.” A...

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  • September 6, 2018

Day after day, the Trump administration creates new crises that require a robust and immediate response. And given the daily onslaught, it can be easy to forget to pause and review—and honor, and draw inspiration from—all of the work that we have done together and everything we have accomplished. MoveOn...

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  • August 13, 2018

Look, I get it, it's just human nature. Right now, everybody is fixated on tying Trump and his pathetic campaign to the stolen DNC and Podesta e-mails, mainly because it's just so damn sexy. Looking at things that someone else wrote that were never intended for our eyes speaks to...

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  • August 9, 2018

Jill Wine-Banks brought up a couple of really good points — in my humble non-lawyer opinion — on MSBNC today with regards to the start of the Paul Manafort trial. If Manafort is broke, who is paying his legal fees? If Rick Gates has embezzled all of Manafort’s money from their business...

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  • August 1, 2018

Republican Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District appears to be aping Donald Trump when it comes to the Russians: Twelve days after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th American president, a small group of Russian and American figures huddled at the ritzy Bistro Bis restaurant on Capitol...

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  • July 27, 2018
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