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  • View from the left: Prosecutors are going to obliterate Trump and his massive criminal enterprise
    Taken together, colluding with Russians and engaging in a conspiracy to silence women in order to steal the election would be plenty illegal and impeachable offenses. Yet they are just the beginning of the long drawn out nightmare that has begun to beset Donald Trump. We saw a virtual torrent of headlines this week related […]
  • Trump names Mick Mulvaney—the only person who didn't flee—as 'acting chief of staff'
    Donald Trump has tapped White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his "acting chief of staff."  Mulvaney is a firebrand conservative and former House Freedom Caucus member who moonlighted as Trump’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief while still serving as head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mulvaney will reportedly resign from […]
  • Mueller team: FBI didn't trick Michael Flynn into lying about his Russia contacts
    Robert Mueller's team isn't buying the claim of former Trump national security adviser and felon Michael Flynn that he was somehow coerced into lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. In a new filing Friday, Mueller's team rejects the claim of Flynn’s lawyers earlier this week that FBI agents didn't properly inform him […]
  • Christie snubs Trump on chief of staff post as payback for Trump's transition greed
    Following revelations of a new investigation into Trump's inaugural committee, keep in mind that part of the reason former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie flipped Donald Trump the bird Friday when it came to taking a top White House post stems from how badly he got burned by Trump's greed concerning the transition committee.  At the […]
  • Everything Trump is under investigation, including a Trump-aligned Super PAC
    If you're having trouble tracking exactly what Trump-related investigations are under way, the easiest rule of thumb is that if Trump is at the center of it, it's almost certainly drawing federal scrutiny. The Rachel Maddow Show's Steve Benen has a helpful list: Donald Trump is under investigation.  Trump’s business is under investigation.  Trump’s foundation is […]
  • No wonder Trump freaked—federal prosecutors know exactly who hatched the hush-money scheme
    There's a reason Donald Trump woke up Thursday morning spewing Twitter trash about "never" directing his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law and later showed up at a Fox interview, pro-Trump news clips in hand, and started reading from them after being asked about hush-money payments made to two women. Here's what Trump […]
  • Rebuking Trump, Senate unanimously passes measure condemning Saudi Crown Prince for Khashoggi murder
    The U.S. Senate dealt two blows Thursday to the Trump administration’s abysmal handling of relations with Saudi Arabia following the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  In back-to-back votes, the Senate condemned Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Khashoggi in Turkey in October and recommended pulling U.S. support for the Saudi-led […]
  • When Trump called on Maria Butina in 2015, was someone close to him conspiring with her?
    It was a little odd in July 2015 when Donald Trump, just a few weeks after launching his presidential bid, threw a question at a Las Vegas event to a Russian woman who asked him about U.S. sanctions against her country.  Trump was ready to riff. "Okay, Obama gets along with nobody. The whole world […]
  • National Enquirer agrees to tell prosecutors EVERYTHING it knows about Trump
    The National Enquirer once harbored a treasure trove of information about Donald Trump considered so damaging it was reportedly kept in a safe. But all those revelations and more are now at the disposal of federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. Less than an hour after Trump's former lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday, New […]
  • Fissures emerge in Trump's white working-class coalition
    If Donald Trump cannot convincingly deliver white working-class voters to the polls in 2020, the election will be over before it starts. As has been widely reported, college-educated whites largely abandoned Republicans in November, leaving the vast majority of congressional suburban districts in Democratic hands. But if Trump's support among less-educated white voters collapses in […]