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to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R….

Rudy tells Trump 'I got more than you can imagine' in Ukraine

Inspector Clouseau is back from his farce-finding trip to Ukraine, and he tells Donald Trump that he found more than Trump “can imagine.” I don’t think he fully comprehends the depth and breadth of Trump’s imagination, but whatever. Donald Trump will believe anything, so long as he wants to believe it. You could tell him Joe…

Trump says Rudy got 'a lot of good information' in Ukraine. Okay, then

Oh, hey, Rudy Giuliani is about to break the wackadoodle Ukraine conspiracy story wide open! This intel comes from none other than Donald Trump — the guy who thinks exercise is bad for you, vaccines cause autism, climate change is a Chinese hoax, Ted Cruz’s dad may have been involved in JFK’s assassination, Trump Tower was…

One America News Network promotes Rudy Colludy's propaganda work in Ukraine

Disinformation in plain sight now includes a series of stunts, supported by OAN and apparently pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians as Rudy Giuliani tries to spin more mischief for Trump. Coincidentally a Sinclair reporter asked Speaker Pelosi the “hate” question today.  Giuliani’s trips were organized around filming of a multipart television series produced/aired by conservative One America…

Tucker Carlson says he's rooting for Russia against Ukraine

When did the GOP become a pro-Russia cult? Seriously, when? These people are so mesmerized by Donald Trump’s surpassing charms they can’t resist upending decades of conservative orthodoxy for the chance to kiss the hand that grabs the pussies? Really? x Tucker: “Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine…

So, Denial is Really a River in Ukraine?

In June of 2008, Barack Obama used a rhetorical flourish that belies his character; “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” said the future President. At the time, the then-candidate was on a fundraising junket that I attended (full disclosure) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The phrase was a piece of dialogue…

45 and counting … Ukraine lies by POTUS*

Daniel Dale totals the lies so far by the one-eyed Mango King. Note that the GOP members of the House Intel committee repeated the meme of #41 during its hearings. It’s been hard to communicate just how comprehensively Trump has been lying about his Ukraine scandal. So I made a list. Here are 45 separate…

Ukraine was so corrupt, Trump wanted to build two resorts there

Kiev and Yalta, in the latter case at least Trump’s golf resort would be in the Russian zone. “The Trumps were looking to erect luxury resorts across the former Soviet republics, and Ukraine seemed like a promising location.  House and Senate committees appear to be unaware of the Trump Organization’s prior Ukraine connections.” NEW: Trump…