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Crackpot Nina Turner Compares FBI Raid on Michael Cohen to Treatment of Martin Luther King

Nina Turner, the former Ohio State Senator and head of the SuperPAC Our Revolution, has managed to offend almost every reasonable center-left Democrat in the last two years. One of the only prominent African-American women to endorse Bernie Sanders in the primary, she refused to endorse …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Reality Check: Trump Personally Hired Almost Everyone Involved In The Michael Cohen Raid

Donald Trump spent a good part of Monday ranting about how there’s a conspiracy by “the other side” to destroy him and once again talked about firing Special Consul Robert Mueller. But, as Bob Cesca keeps pointing out, everything Trump does makes things worse for Trump and this appears to be no …Continue reading Continue […]

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The Kremlin Kept Romney from Becoming Secretary of State, and Other Revelations

This morning, New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer published a summation of Christopher Steele and his investigation into Donald Trump that culminated in BuzzFeed leaking his dossier to the press shortly before Trump’s inaugural last year. It is the most thorough article that I have read on the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Just Released Democratic Memo Proves Devin Nunes Was Lying

Yesterday, the House Intelligence Committee released a memo that not only counters the one that Devin Nunes wrote but proves that the information contained in it was untrue. At the beginning of February, Nunes released a memo alleging that the FBI had overstepped its boundaries in obtaining a FISA …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Jill Stein’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Interview

Jill Stein, Susan Sarandon’s candidate, isn’t having a good weekend. This Friday, Mueller revealed in his indictments that Russians interfered on behalf of her campaign, posting on the Instagram account Blacktivist, “Choose peace and vote for Jill Stein. Trust me, it’s not a wasted vote.” This is …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Nunes Memo Lands With A Thud And Twitter Explodes With Laughter

After weeks of hype, the much anticipated “secret memo” put together by Devin Nunes (with apparently a lot of help from the White House) was released (a day late) on Friday. Republicans and white Republican voters have been in a state of almost constant frenzy leading up the big day. This was it! …Continue reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Worse Than Nixon

Shortly after the inaugural last January, acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned Donald Trump that his National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, had been less than forthcoming regarding his conversations with Russians. Trump’s immediate response was to fire Mrs. Yates… To continue reading …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republicans Are Using The “Secret Memo” To Cynically Manipulate Frightened Trump Voters

We are watching a massive propaganda effort to legitimize the destruction of the rule of law in America and the shamelessness of Republicans in engineering it will not be forgotten. Last Spring, Republicans had a Trump problem. He had swooped in and stolen their carefully cultivated base of …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Dianne Feinstein Puts America First, Releases Fusion GPS Transcript

Today, California Senator Dianne Feinstein dropped a bomb on her Republican colleagues by releasing the transcript of the Judiciary Committee’s interview with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, whose company funded the dossier that blew  the Trump-Russia investigation wide open shortly before …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The FBI Investigated Sports Car Legend Preston Henn To Block The Film Deep Throat

In the 1970s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation futilely expended significant resources to block the landmark porn film Deep Throat from being shown. The name, of course, would become even more famous for its later involvement in the Watergate cover-up. As part of the feds’ sweeping probe, it turns out, the feds…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Never-Ending Election of 2016

The Banter Long Read: Evidence is coming out that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to cheat his way to the presidency, and his attorney general finds himself caught in the lies. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates have been indicted; George Papadopoulos has pled guilty; and Robert Mueller still has …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Trump May Still Fire Mueller if Fox News Has Anything to Say About It

Today, special counsel Robert Mueller released his first indictments in the  ongoing Russia scandal, beginning with Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, Rick Gates, as well as the confirmation that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous secretly pled …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump Falsely Claims Credit for JFK Records Release

This week, Donald Trump will oversee the release of the last batch of secret documents related to the Kennedy Assassination. But don’t let him and his cronies fool you – this was not a decision Trump made himself. As part of the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Paul Manafort Tapes may be the Constitutional Crisis We’ve all Been Dreading

Paul Manafort is well and truly screwed and we might be, too. The FBI had such damning evidence against him that even during the 2016 election, a judge signed off on a warrant to wiretap Manafort’s communications and that surveillance continued after Trump was sworn in as president:The FBI resumed …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The GOP’s Latest Hillary Distraction Takes Political Retribution Into Dangerous Waters

Earlier this year, political activist Alexei Navalny was found guilty by a Russian court of embezzling 16 million rubles worth of timber. The charges were clearly fabricated and the verdict a sham. But, coincidentally, the guilty verdict makes Navalny ineligible to run against Russian president …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Accuses Comey of Perjury While Dodging Questions About Secret Tapes He Probably Made Up

At a White House press conference today, President Trump accused former FBI director James Comey of perjuring himself before the US Senate—a very serious charge—and further advanced the ridiculous charade that he can prove it all with secret “tapes” which almost certainly do not exist.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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How to Watch James Comey’s Testimony About President Trump, No Cable Required

President Trump fired James Comey as FBI Director on May 9th. Ever since, the American people have been wondering what Comey knows about the Trump regime and its possible collusion with Russia. Today we finally get some answers. And thankfully there are a lot of ways to watch online.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Kim Dotcom Says FBI File About Seth Rich is Fake, But He Won’t Delete It From Twitter

Have you seen that FBI file, purporting to be about the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich? Kim Dotcom, who thrust himself into the story recently by telling Sean Hannity that he had evidence Rich had sent documents to Wikileaks, published the document on Twitter, helping to spread it online. Dotcom now acknowledges that…Read more… […]

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