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  • Trump's GOP stooges pressure Rosenstein for more ways to discredit FBI/DOJ probes
    Picking up where White House errand boy Devin Nunes left off, two Freedom Caucus members met with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein this week to pressure him for documents related to the Russia probe and Hillary Clinton investigation. The Washington Post writes: Rosenstein’s meeting at his office Monday with Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and […]
  • In blow to Trump, former Playboy model now free to talk of their alleged affair
    America Media Inc., which routinely bought the stories of women who claimed to have had affairs with Donald Trump only to kill those stories later (so-called “catch and kill”), has now released a former Playboy model from a contract intended to silence her. The move comes a week after the FBI seized materials from longtime Trump fixer Michael […]
  • Arizona Republicans mount effort to ensure McCain's seat stays in GOP hands
    When Republicans don't win, they cheat. In fact, Arizona Republicans are schooling us all in pre-emptive cheating in order to try to ensure the seat of cancer-stricken Sen. John McCain stays in GOP control should it be vacated before November. Talking Points Memo writes:  The effort emerged Tuesday as the state Senate put an emergency […]
  • Cook Political downgrades GOP chances in another seven districts
    The prospects for a Democratic takeover of the House this November are steadily increasing slowly but surely. Earlier this month, Cook Political Report moved another 13 congressional districts in the direction of Democrats and now they have softened the GOP's position in seven more after reviewing new FEC fundraising reports. The newest FEC filings spell […]
  • Haley becomes the next administration official to get burned by Trump's abiding loyalty to Putin
    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley clearly had the sense she had gotten the green light on imposing new sanctions on Russia when she announced them on national TV over the weekend. Unfortunately for her, Trump was glued to the screen. The New York Times writes: The president grew angry, according to an official […]
  • A lot of Hannity's lawyers frequent his show—apparently it's more the rule than the exception
    When attorney Alan Dershowitz scolded Sean Hannity on Fox News Monday night for not previously disclosing his relationship to Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, a third guest on the segment sat silently by without uttering a word: Joe diGenova. “I do want to say that I really think that you should have disclosed your relationship […]
  • Sorry, farm-state Republicans: Trump's economic chief says U.S. isn't rejoining TPP anytime soon
    Red-state GOP senators were super eager last week to tout the fact that Donald Trump had ordered his chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, to look into rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal Trump had scrapped last year. "Larry, go get it done," Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse enthusiastically reported to the White House press corps.  […]
  • The 'dream job' nobody wants: Representing the president of the United States
    Nothing has changed, folks. It continues to be the case that no one wants to represent Donald Trump in the Russia probe. The AP writes: Though more lawyers may come aboard soon, Trump has time and again struck out in landing some of Washington’s most notable attorneys.  [...] A major law firm that contemplated an […]
  • Large majorities of Americans support the Russia sanctions Trump just scrapped
    About 7 in 10 Americans—including most Republicans—back placing stronger sanctions on Russia, even as Donald Trump torpedoed the new sanctions U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced over the weekend. The Washington Post writes: The Post-ABC poll finds uncommonly broad support for tougher sanctions on Russia, with 74 percent of Democrats along with 68 percent of Republicans […]
  • Trump's in Mar-a-Lago for the week and White House aides are ducking for cover
    Donald Trump arrived in Mar-a-Lago at 3 PM ET, just about 10 minutes after this happened:  xMichael Cohen's previously unnamed third client is SEAN HANNITY.— erica orden (@eorden) April 16, 2018 Audible gasps were reportedly heard inside the court room as well as muffled laughter. White House staff, however, likely took no pleasure in the Hannity bombshell. In […]