Barr Says He May Quit. Really??? [UPD*2: Did Barr Box Himself In?]

Breaking from WaPo about 6:20 PST: Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets about Justice Dept. investigations Attorney General William P. Barr has told people close to President Trump — both inside and outside the White House — that he is considering quitting over Trump’s tweets about…

Surprise! Sen. Murkowski not sure Trump has learned his lesson

Let’s see, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted to block witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and also voted to acquit our ocher overlord. And now Trump is on a rampage, interfering in the sentencing of his cronies, firing witnesses, and generally behaving as if he’s above the law. What say you, Sen. Murkowski? REPORTER 1:…

Army won't investigate Vindman, despite Trump's urging

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 investigated for his role in…

Marie Yovanovitch gets big standing ovation at awards presentation

As our liberal democracy decays into tyranny faster than Lindsey Graham responds to the coo of Trump’s velvety, dying-hyena voice, it’s nice to see that many people in this country still respect and understand our values: x Sustained standing ovation for Marie Yovanovich at Georgetown University where she accepted the Trainor Award for excellence in…

Devin Nunes can't stop talking about nude Trump photos

Here’s a fun little drinking game. Every time Devin Nunes mentions nude pictures of Trump, drink … Drano. And it wouldn’t hurt to gouge your eyes out with the kitchen implement of your choice. For the record, this isn’t the first time Nunes has obsessed over Trump nudies, and it almost certainly won’t be the last: Devin…

Nancy Pelosi: 'I shredded his state of his mind address'

Nancy Pelosi is bringing some righteous fire, yo! Based on these comments, I can only assume Madam Speaker is trying to get Trump to take a swing at her during their next Oval Office meeting. Sadly, Republican senators would think there’s nothing impeachable about that, either. x PELOSI concludes with this: “[Trump] has shredded the…

The stark injustice of Trump's 'acquittal,' in one map

This pretty much says it all: x As the Senate vote takes place, let's remember the same amount of people live in Los Angeles as these 7 rural, mostly white, Republican states. They have 14 Senators while LA shares 2 with the rest of California. Some Americans are more equal than others. pic.twitter.com/4dKcvkWJ9W — Waleed…

Hillary's rallying cry: 'Vote in overwhelming numbers to replace them'

It’s simple. Vote. Vote. Vote. x With their votes to make the American president accountable to no one, Republican senators have put the interests of one president over the interests of all Americans. The only remedy now is for us all to vote in overwhelming numbers to replace them—and him—in November. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton)…

Trump's top media toady suffers spectacular self-own

Ready to laugh? No, really. Prepare yourself. This is good. From a New York Times article on conservatives’ sudden distaste for John Bolton, whose revelations about Donald Trump’s Ukrainian quid pro quoing have sent the GOP into a tizzy: On the Fox Business channel, Lou Dobbs assailed Mr. Bolton as a tool of the president’s…

Former Chief of Staff John Kelly believes Bolton, wants witnesses

John Kelly had an up-close-and-personal look at Donald Trump’s stupidity and dishonesty for nearly two years — first as the secretary of homeland security and then for 18 months as Trump’s chief of staff — and now he’s backing ambulant mustache John Bolton in his reignited feud with the alleged president. Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Asked about the passages…

State Department appears to retaliate against NPR following Pompeo imbroglio

Guess the Trumpian Empire will not brook tough questions. Be warned! x The State Department removed NPR reporter Michele Kelemen from the press pool on ⁦@SecPompeo⁩ trip this week to Europe and Central Asia following his dustup w ⁦@NPRKelly⁩. Read statement by ⁦@shauntandon⁩, State Department Correspondents' Association president: pic.twitter.com/XksXaInNCJ — Lara Jakes (@jakesNYT) January 27,…

I Can't Believe I'm Defending John Bolton

I rise (reluctantly) to Bolton’s defense here, against the many comments accusing him of being self-serving and wanting to know why he hasn’t spoken up way earlier. Bolton was the national security advisor, and as such remains under lifelong restrictions as to what he can say publicly. Without a subpoena, he could find himself in…

NYT: Bolton book says Trump tied Ukraine aid to Biden investigations

Whoa, wow. Well, thanks for testifying, John. The New York Times: President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R….

Trump threatens NPR in wake of Pompeo outburst

It’s no secret that Donald Trump hates media outlets that challenge him and his administration. In the past, he’s singled out The Washington Post and CNN, corruptly using his office to try to punish them and their parent companies. Now he appears to be threatening NPR’s funding following a recent dustup between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…

Trump team warns GOP senators, 'Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike'

Mobster doing mobster shit: x In opening statements, House managers examined the debunked conspiracy theories invoked by Pres. Trump. A @POTUS confidant tells CBS News that GOP senators were warned: “vote against the president & your head will be on a pike.” Here's @nancycordes https://t.co/LV1Y6QveIh pic.twitter.com/tLB9EpoWr8 — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 23, 2020 In…