In Honor of World Mental Health Day, Invoke the 25th Amendment on Trump

This week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives would consider establishing “an independent commission under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to evaluate a president’s health and oversee the transfer of power to the vice president if the president becomes incapacitated while in office.” This is a long overdue measure that…

Are we now a Banana Republic?

As of right now, there is one man standing between the total subversion/perversion of justice in this nation and a CHANCE of maintaining some semblance of equal justice under the law. That man is Federal District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, appointed to the Superior Court of DC by Reagan, to the District of Columbia…

Are Trump and Barr Extorting Facebook?

Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippmann have a piece up on Politico that suggests that drumpf may be using the Justice Department and the threat of breaking up Facebook to pressure Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into allowing his campaign to publish bold face lies on the platform. Of course this would be highly illegal, and so right in step…

Barr claims he sees legal path for census citizenship question

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 Monday that he believes the…

Barr uses solemn D-Day anniversary to whine about how hard his job is

Much as Donald Trump joked that the specter of STD infection during the ‘70s was his own personal Vietnam, Attorney General William Barr is convinced war is hell — and on par with covering up the (alleged) crimes of a scofflaw president. In a speech at the FBI academy yesterday (where they train young patriotic…

Time to sh*t or get off the pot.

I hope I find it as easy to wear off of Robert Mueller as I did with beer. It shouldn’t be hard, I’ve had more than my fill, and it’s time to stop before I wake up on the floor with the cat scooping litter over me. God knows that Robert Mueller himself is sick…

Sarah Sanders: Trump will let Barr decide whether Comey should be arrested

Baghdad Blob* was on Meet the Press this morning to discuss the week in Trump insanity. Needless to say, this exchange was chilling: CHUCK TODD: Does [Trump] expect criminal charges, does he expect — he’s accused James Comey of treason. Does he expect Jim Comey to be arrested? SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Again, we’re going to let the…

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…

Pelosi ain't havin' it: 'We will see' the full Mueller report

Donald Trump knows not to mess with Nancy Pelosi, and AG William Barr may soon learn the same lesson. Sure, he may look like he could star with Steve Bannon in The Picture of Dorian Gray (with Bannon starring as the putrefying picture, of course), but he works for us. At least in theory. But…

Schiff says Mueller congressional testimony is 'inevitable'

Now that Donald Trump and his playmates are just about done with their end zone celebration, it’s time to count the yellow flags on the field. And there are a heck of a lot of them. The latest? Robert Mueller will testify before Congress — at least according to House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff,…

Republicans and “Political Capital.”

Give Republicans a victory, and they think they  have “political capital” to gut the social safety net.  Crooks and Liars has this link to the latest version of the Tigerbeat on the Potomac with regards Trump’s latest efforts to eliminate the ACA.  Appears that Trump is feeling like Tony the Tiger! about the Barr Opinion,…