Mulvaney

Trump campaign staffers were behind the rally that led to the violent insurrection at the Capitol according to documents obtained by the AP. The campaign denied that they were involved and blamed it on low-level former employees described as “kids.”  Throwing the kids under the bus, what vile and despicable...

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  • January 20, 2021

According to documents obtained by the AP, Trump campaign staffers were behind the rally that led to the violent and deadly insurrection at the Capitol. The Trump campaign denied that they were involved and blamed it on low-level former employees who described them as “kids.”  Throwing the “kids” under the...

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  • January 20, 2021

The national madness of 74 million people sent to the fainting couch by voting for a persistent complainer and his tweeted grievances, often as impure as their iteration. Courtesy must end if only because Trump ignored his intel briefings while in office. His only reason to want them would be...

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  • January 18, 2021

Now that’s what I’m talking about: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced endorsements for more than 150 Democrats running in local races across the country. Sanders said the 172 contenders he endorsed Friday would be strong advocates for the progressive movement and that victories at the local level will help lay the foundation...

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  • October 12, 2020

‘We’re all safe because of law enforcement’ Trump says in Kenosha where a cop shot a Black man in the back 7 times x Can we just pay to run this as an ad across the country? #Strokeahontas pic.twitter.com/MC6j6oEYW6— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 1, 2020 How weird is it for Trump,...

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  • September 2, 2020

If you feel as though you are trying to get a sip from a fire hose and are drowning in orange spray tan, here is another dribble of information. Among the frenzied and perpetual fantasies, promises and dreams of President Trump were that Mexico would pay for his Wall to...

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  • July 15, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

Will Trump fire Dr. Fauci this week. More importantly will Trump even acknowledge the death toll other than saying “it’s a bad week” and babble some happy talk. He will promote the debut of a economic reopening council only to divert attention to the now 22,000 deaths. President Trump’s trade...

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  • April 13, 2020

Not unlike those nuisance defamation suites against MSM, Trump may use the DoJ for further re-election lawfare. At worse he may get the Secret Service to bar people with coughs from the WH grounds.  Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair reported: The problem is that the crisis fits into his preexisting...

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  • March 10, 2020

The redoubtable Gabe Sherman has another inside look at the paltry, ping-ponging passel of brain cells flitting about our pr*sident’s capacious kopf. Inside sources tell Sherman that Trump is becoming increasingly paranoid over coronavirus — simultaneously worrying that the media are hyping the virus to make him look bad and fretting that...

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  • March 9, 2020

We remain ready for Trump’s “Way-to-go Brownie” moment, although that may remain the cipher for his entire presidency, having failed the tests of leadership by obfuscating every moment with disinformation and outright lies. Bush's response was to give his buddy Brownie a “way to go!” thumbs up. x 1. Had tests available so we...

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  • March 8, 2020

This anticipated move of Meadows to replace Mulvaney could distract from the current Trump messaging. Mulvaney gets to work on his golf game for the remainder of the Trump term. He can still be subpoenaed, but he’s at least out of the WH. A four-term lawmaker, Meadows announced in December that...

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  • March 7, 2020

Wait, you mean HE WHO CANNOT BE NAMED?!?!?!?!? We’ve now reached Beyond Parody 2.0, folks. Or maybe Irony Is Dead Cubed. x Mulvaney says the press ought to be covering Trump’s relationship with his teenage son more. One of the few things that is agreed upon about the press corps...

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  • February 28, 2020

IMPOTUS (and he will be IMPOTUS forever) somehow managed to contain himself during the trial, but as soon as the votes were in, he let loose, firing LTC Vindman and Vindman’s brother (the last being akin to the Nazi practice of Sippenhaft — arrest or apprehension of kin), and Amb....

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  • February 9, 2020

Subpoenaed witnesses have gotten “fired” / reassigned as Trump continues retaliation. One witness was Mick Mulvaney, who never testified but confessed live on television to his part in what John Bolton called a “drug deal”.  Washington (CNN) With a five-month impeachment saga behind them, White House aides are bracing for the prospect...

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  • February 8, 2020

Expect Bolton to get called before House committees, despite the possibility that he would give some kind of press interview before the release of the book. It has been 30 days since the WH received the manuscript. x I have a suggestion for @RepAdamSchiff: Within five minutes of the Senate...

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  • February 1, 2020

Trial without witnesses is no trial at all. The impeachment as indictment can never be withdrawn. The constant attempts to reduce the impeachment to a civil, rather than a criminal trial, since a bribe of $391 million was at stake for a personal use of public monies in the pursuit...

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  • January 31, 2020

First, a little background: 1) As Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, who is now accusing Joe Biden of corruptly interfering with an investigation to benefit his son, dropped an investigation into Trump University after receiving a $25,000 campaign contribution from Trump’s sketchy charitable foundation. 2) As Bondi, Trump’s other lawyers,...

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  • January 30, 2020

Pat Cipollone, the counsel for the President, cleverly introduced distracting video mocking two Congressional House Managers: Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Rep. Jerrold Nadler. The two specifically spoke against the partisan acts by Republicans in the removal trial following the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton in January of 1999.  Nadler said...

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  • January 29, 2020

I don’t agree with former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill on a lot of things, but she was absolutely 100% correct on this score:  Republicans have all the power when it comes to calling witnesses in the sham impeachment trial of Trump.  McCaskill said the Media and even Democrats are falling...

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  • January 28, 2020

Nicholas Fandos writes in the New York Times impeachment liveblog that “There might be a strategic reason the trial is slowing down,” pointing out that the Trump defense has slowed its delivery, and that the question period (16 hours total) may be stretched out over two days. This will push...

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  • January 28, 2020

I believe we should push very hard for the testimony of John Bolton. But can we as Democrats be honest with ourselves about one very likely and important thing?  John Bolton is not going to testify that President Trump committed an impeachable act.  In fact, he is going to testify...

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  • January 27, 2020

Chuck “I’m no freakin’ TV referee” Todd stated that Senate Democrats and Republican each have a list of impeachment witnesses that are based upon the old MAD (mutually assured destruction) rule with nuclear weapons.  Democrats want Bolton and Mulvaney and who knows else that has dirt on Trump to testify, and...

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  • January 16, 2020

WaPo Politics has a new story out: GOP leaders spar over adding House members to Trump’s impeachment defense team A turf war over who should defend President Trump in a Senate impeachment trial is raging behind the scenes in Congress, as House Republicans push to join Trump’s legal team —...

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  • January 9, 2020

Trump was unhinged in his tweeting on 29 December, and was ready for something to divert public attention, as the Arms for Dirt evidence continued to close in him in spite of withholding documents and witnesses. Because it would be unpatriotic to ask for the documents during wartime(sic)…., but the 30...

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  • January 4, 2020

Using a description from Wikipedia, admittedly a dubious source, after the roll of a pair of dice and the chance presentation of a single pip on each die, placed together they resemble a snake’s eyes. This sort of roll also draws a comparison with the discomfiting reputation of the snake...

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  • January 3, 2020

Former Presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA) has a blistering op-ed piece out in the New York Times and it royally calls out Moscow Mitch from trying to rig Trump’s impeachment trial: As a former prosecutor, I understand the importance of holding powerful people accountable. I...

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  • December 19, 2019

“Shall the man who has practised corruption, and by that means procured his appointment in the first instance, be suffered to escape punishment by repeating his guilt?”– George Mason According to the current United States Senate Majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY.), the most ‘deliberative body’ in the world is...

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  • December 18, 2019

[democracy id=”26″] New York Senator Charles Schumer said on Tuesday that Democrats will force votes during the Senate impeachment trial on calling witnesses such as acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton. Question is, will he play hardball with the Republicans who...

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  • December 18, 2019

Since the beginning of the year, Trendency has been tracking the views and opinions registered voters hold when it comes to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. This was not a question we asked very often, since there was very little movement among voters on this question throughout most of...

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  • December 16, 2019

Revisionist policy in new docs tell us about the OMB paper trail in Arms for Dirt. Trump still held up military aid authorized by Congress to solicit investigations By Ukraine into Bidens. It’s still Bribery. NEW: The House Intel Cmte. has just released the depositions of Deputy Associate Director for National...

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  • November 26, 2019

Murkiness and Mulvaney-ness remains as the details of the Ukrainian shakedown gains more factual reality after the release of documents via American Oversight’s FOIA. The Washington Post reports on the White House scramble to continue explaining the timeline for how Congressional funds were withheld to enforce the bribery solicitation for an...

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  • November 25, 2019

Wait, you mean Donald Trump’s decision to withhold vital aid from Ukraine wasn’t based on any sort of meticulous review? And so they had to create an ad hoc justification for … whatever the fuck he was doing? According to The Washington Post, a review of Trump’s decision to withhold aid from...

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  • November 24, 2019

So much deflection, so little time. First group from State Department FOIA document dump contains some of the contacts Giuliani was making, as the walls close in on Rudy. Remember that these are documents that the State Department refuses to release to Congress. This group includes documentation for the smear...

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  • November 23, 2019

Throughout the House Intelligence Committees’ hearings centering on the Impeachment of the 45th President of the United States, Devin Nunes’ opening statements, preceding the testimony of witnesses bemoaned the Democrats for wasting time and not doing the business of America. Yesterday, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, introduced an article from the...

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  • November 22, 2019

x Tonight we have so much to chant, sing and talk about! Join us at 7:30 pm and also help us sing this cheerful song at the #KremlinAnnex!✌️🇺🇸 #Resisthttps://t.co/bhGzo0kqZS — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) November 21, 2019 x SCHIFF: “One question posed by your testimony, Mr. Holmes, is what do we...

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  • November 22, 2019

“I said to him. . . I think this is all going to blow up – and here we are.” Fiona Hill and David Holmes put a cocktail stick into the fictional narratives promoted by the GOP and the White House. She reminds us that there was a domestic political errand...

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  • November 21, 2019

Today’s bombshell had a considerable blast radius.  Sondland affirms, “yes” there was a “quid pro quo.” After a first deposition, a revised addendum, and today another lengthy statement, we now know there are receipts, and if Trump were not a PABOTUS*, he’d be indicted. Lacking that, the articles of impeachment get...

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  • November 20, 2019

[democracy id=”23″] What Gordon Sondland testified to today, November 20th, 2019 exposed the inner-workings of a Crime Family. There were many players, some you know and others we don’t. The top players are: Gordon Sondland Mike Pence Rudy Giuliani Mick Mulvaney Rick Perry William Barr

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  • November 20, 2019

Some civil disobedience acts are better than others, like storming a SCIF, because to Gaetz, some kayfabe stunts are more legal than others during an impeachment inquiry. On the bright side, at least Gaetz didn’t melt or burst into flames. x Gaetz wants women who threw drink at him to...

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  • November 14, 2019

The Arms for Dirt whistleblower has, like Christopher Steele and his dossier, yet to be proven wrong, and yet considerable effort has been spent on trying to discredit them. Several times during today’s hearings attempts were made to try to insert the whistleblower into the proceedings. The reasons are mainly...

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  • November 14, 2019

A new article describes the trial ballooning of GOP narratives that would try to divert the impeachment and pin the crime on someone, anyone else. No one seems to fit even as Sondland, Mulvaney, and Giuliani appear on a short list to not make Trump guilty of bribery, extortion, or...

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  • November 8, 2019

On July 27, 2016 Donald Trump asked the Russians to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. The infamous comment by Mr. Trump was “I will tell you this: Russia if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, I think you will probably be rewarded...

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  • November 7, 2019

Like the burglars of Watergate, Trump couldn’t have done anything — it’s all Rudy, Mick Mulvaney and the Three Amigos. They were just overcome with zeal for a stable genius. Trump insists that he's smart enough to commit crimes https://t.co/F4YWDYjCiJ — VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 31, 2019 Last Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal editorial...

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  • November 1, 2019

Today features more White House manufacturing of truth that resembles the Bill Barr “summary” of the Mueller report, as further contrasts will be drawn between conventional diplomacy and a Trumpian parallel activity of self-dealing. Two career diplomats will testify before House impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Trump displayed a deeply pessimistic...

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  • October 30, 2019

Rudy and the “three amigos” (Volker, Sondland, Perry) seem now more exposed after the building depositions that destroyed GOP process objections. And then there’s Pence who will be revealed to know more, as well as Mulvaney. NEW: Vindman’s testimony appears to contradict Rick Perry's ardent denials that he ever heard the...

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  • October 30, 2019

Apparently, Trump’s lawyer(s) have been volunteering, in the context of immunity, the exposure of the VPOTUS to indictment. Not much space under that bus. Why does Donald Trump's legal team keep bringing making the unprompted point that a vice president can totally be prosecuted while in office?! (…wonders Mike Pence,...

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  • October 24, 2019

What a day. Trump opines: “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause” because apparently there’s a US Constitution. So much diversionary activity as Trump repeats campaign lies during his “Cabinet meeting” press opportunity. That event was meant to offset the failed Mulvaney press briefing of last week and the even more...

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  • October 21, 2019

Trump had a Cabinet meeting today and said more nonsense, repeating his campaign rally talking points, as well as using the Cabinet meeting to make other announcements. This is the Pool report (#4-10). “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause,” Date: October 21, 2019 at 11:52:51 AM EDT Subject: Pool Report #4...

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  • October 21, 2019
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