Mueller Report Versus Whistleblower Complaint.

I thought I would summarize what the concensus seems to be on why the Mueller Report basically failed to launch an aggressive impeachment inquiry versus the impact of the intelligence whistleblower complaint.  I tried uploading the image into this diary directly, but the dimensions were too small to see.  If anyone has a solution for this,…

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Adam Schiff humiliates Meghan McCain over question of collusion

In the annals of journalism, only two sentences have had the power to send a frisson of dread down the spine of any politician: “Hello, I’m Mike Wallace, and I’m from 60 Minutes” and “I’m Meghan McCain from The View, and I have a really stupid question to ask you that you’ve already answered a…

Sarah Sanders pokes her head out to predict six more weeks of bullsh*t

The Mouth of Sauron emerged from her volcano lair yesterday long enough to gaslight the ever-living fuck out of us. x Didn’t take long for Mueller to once again vindicate President @realDonaldTrump. No collusion. No obstruction. And now Mueller all but admits it was all along a total witch hunt https://t.co/gUDSHnDiC0 — Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee)…

It’s not Collusion it’s Corruption

In a closely contested TV football game, viewers let out a relieved sigh, take a bathroom break, maybe grab a sandwich or a hand full of chips and take a deep breath, anticipating a conclusion.  I find myself unable to inhale cleanly after taking in the polluted brand of Republican justice. Representative Jim Jordan was…

About Trump's “Strategy?” Stop Laughing, It Worked.

We’ve all seen, heard of, or read about it. A well dressed, well off, PhD who gets skinned down to his skivvies by a 16 y.o. high school dropout with a 3 card monte table on a street corner. And no matter how often we see, hear, or read about it, it’s Donald Trump who…

Can the press atone for its Mueller coverage this week?

Former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming public testimony before Congress Wednesday not only provides a key opportunity to educate the public on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, it also allows the Beltway press a chance at redemption. It gives news organizations an opportunity to go beyond the White House spin and the media’s soggy…

Major bookmaker changes odds of Trump impeachment from 8-to-1 to 2-to-1

It’s amazing what a verbal recap of the major conclusions of a report that’s been out for nearly six weeks can do. Seriously, did anyone read this thing? Judging by the reaction from the right-wing media especially, one would think Robert Mueller’s press conference yesterday had included new allegations that Trump was regularly getting happy-ending…

Hannity, et al., are freaking out over Mueller press conference

When you live 24/7 inside a giant acrylic hamster ball full of unicorn glitter farts and faerie dreams, reality can really chafe you when it finally rears its head. Sean Hannity and some Fox regulars are finding that out now. Today, in the wake of the Robert Mueller press conference — in which he stated in…

Dem congressman fixes Trump's 'no obstruction, no collusion' sign

Aaaannnndddd … mic drop  x Fixed the President's Rose Garden sign for him. pic.twitter.com/faQZ4xAPhy — Jim Himes (@jahimes) May 22, 2019 Himes is a Democratic representative for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district. His Twitter says he’s also an apiarist, so he ostensibly knows what stings. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to know whether Trump’s head is swelling because it’s…

Former FBI official: Trump gave Putin the green light to attack us again

It’s almost as if Donald Trump isn’t taking the Russian attacks on our country the least bit seriously. Of course, if Russia suddenly decided to intervene on the Democrats’ behalf, you can pretty much bet Trump would send the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet to Moscow before eventually realizing it’s not a port city. After speaking on…

Lindsey Graham forgot to hide these virulently anti-Trump tweets

As D.C. doctors finish suturing Lindsey Graham’s lips to Donald Trump’s regal buttocks, you might take a moment to recall that he was once one of Trump’s biggest detractors, as the following tweets prove … After Trump insulted John McCain’s service by saying he likes people who weren’t captured (by the way, Graham was one of…

Washington Post: 'Barr has lit his reputation on fire'

The Washington Post’s editorial board is not pulling any punches in the wake of Attorney General William Barr’s craven, self-serving testimony today. In fact, according to the venerable paper, Barr has done no less than torch his reputation. Just a sampling: Mr. Barr has lit his reputation on fire, and he just added more fuel during…

It's Now Inevitable.

I wrote recently on the difficult dichotomy of whether to impeach, or not impeach. I touched on the risks and benefits of both courses of action. I personally was ambivalent, leaning slightly towards investigating the shit out of Trump to tar him for 2020. But the news I saw yesterday now leads me to conclude…

Trump's 'blame Obama' mantra reaches new heights of absurdity

Should we all send Trump copies of the DSM-V with the relevant excerpts underlined? Who has a couple of weekends to spare? I mean, seriously. What will it take for Republicans to have him committed? Will it finally be enough when he gives the Queen one of the jars from his personal urine collection? Do they…

Leading impeachment scholar: Mueller report is an 'invitation to impeachment'

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent spoke with Columbia University constitutional scholar Philip Bobbitt, the co-author of Impeachment: A Handbook, about the Mueller report and whether it opens the door to an impeachment of Lames the Giant Peach. The answer, in a nutshell? Hells ya! A few choice excerpts from Bobbitt’s side of the interview: “Mueller depicts an executive branch…

Russian state TV broadcasts useful idiot Sean Hannity's commentary on Mueller report

Well, in our country he’s a useless idiot, but the Russians have managed to find a use for him other than converting oxygen to carbon dioxide to feed their beets.  The Daily Beast: The Russian government-owned Rossiya 1 news channel recently broadcasted excerpts from Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity’s on-air monologue, which hammered “media hysteria” over the…

Schiff doubles down: 'Ample evidence of collusion in plain sight'

Adam Schiff is not backing down … because why should he? Republicans are sticking to their talking points (I have a feeling if Trump drowned a puppy in 2 inches of water the entire GOP would harmonize about how it was self-defense), and Schiff is sticking to his guns as well. This morning on ABC’s This…

Susan Collins calls Mueller report an 'unflattering portrayal' of Trump; oh … burn … please stop

Everyone’s favorite moderate Republican has stuck her dreck out once again, challenging Donald Trump in the milquetoastiest of terms over the new/old/easily predicted conclusions of the Mueller report. The Hill: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller's report gives an “unflattering portrayal” of President Trump, including an effort to oust the former FBI director from…