RSS Kerry Eleveld’s Posts for Daily Kos

  • View from the Left: Time for Democrats to pull off the gloves and fight for our democracy
    Nothing has been more obvious this week than the fact that Donald Trump is defining the terms of the public debate around special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into his campaign and Russia’s incursion into our 2016 election. Not only did he demand a Justice Department investigation into his investigators and get it, he coined the […]
  • There's only one Trump scandal: He's a crook
    It all started with a single probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. That investigation quickly split into two buckets: the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia and Donald Trump's obstruction of justice. Then came the addition of the Stormy Daniels hush-money payment and her lawsuit to dissolve the Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) silencing her about […]
  • Clapper slams Trump's Orwellian 'spy' lie: 'That's exactly what I didn't say'
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper slammed Donald Trump’s fabrication that he admitted the FBI spied on Trump’s campaign as an Orwellian distortion: “up is down, black is white, peace is war. That's exactly what I didn't say.”  Trump has spent the week pushing his ‘spy’ lie because Clapper, who spent the last seven years […]
  • Sen. Coons, 'deeply concerned' Don Jr. lied, requests further testimony from him in an open hearing
    Democratic Sen. Chris Coons is requesting further testimony from Don Jr. following revelations of a second Trump Tower meeting in which Don Jr. met with representatives of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Israel—all offering foreign assistance in electing Donald Trump in 2016. Don Jr.’s Trump Tower Two meeting reportedly took place in August and included UAE and Saudi emissary George […]
  • Step it up, Democrats—59 percent of Americans don't know Mueller's investigation has yielded results
    New research from a coalition of Democratic pollsters has revealed that a solid majority of Americans—59 percent—don't realize Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election has produced results. The report comes from Navigator Research, a coalition of top progressive pollsters who are providing monthly messaging suggestions to national […]
  • Feckless Paul Ryan hails GOP's 'good thorough oversight' of DOJ and FBI as a cure-all
    This one's for the history books—when the reckoning finally comes for the GOP's bankrupt Trump-era leadership, and the historians tear Paul Ryan limb-from-limb for his total dereliction of duty to our country.  Here's Ryan’s exchange on Thursday with NBC reporter Kasie Hunt regarding Donald Trump’s repeated interference with the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the investigation into his campaign’s […]
  • WSJ: Roger Stone personally solicited dirt on Hillary Clinton from Julian Assange in 2016
    The Wall Street Journal has reviewed emails revealing that Donald Trump’s longtime ally and former campaign adviser Roger Stone personally sought out dirt on Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange through an intermediary. In a Sept. 18, 2016, message, Mr. Stone urged an acquaintance who knew Mr. Assange to ask the WikiLeaks founder for emails […]
  • James Clapper says Trump wasn't legitimately elected—so Trump created a 'spy' lie about him
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper believes Donald Trump is an illegitimate president. In fact, in his new book, Facts and Fears, Clapper writes that he has "no doubt" about it in an excerpt Rachel Maddow read on MSNBC Tuesday night. "Of course, the Russian effort affected the outcome. Surprising even themselves, they swung the […]
  • Kushner sat for a second Mueller interview but still can't say if he's a 'witness' or a 'target'
    Jared Kushner may have finally convinced the White House to give him a permanent security clearance, but his lawyer still couldn't say Wednesday what Kushner’s status was in the Russia probe after news broke that he sat for a second interview with investigators last month.  xKushner attorney won’t say whether he is a “witness” “target” or “subject” […]
  • Trump's alternative universe of crimes is one massively revealing psychological projection
    Donald Trump had a lot to say Wednesday about his newly minted term for the embedded spy that never was, 'SPYGATE,' the investigation he demanded into the make-believe scandal, and his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. In fact, if you look at Trump's answers to the questions posed by White House reporters from the pool report, they're the mirror […]