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The Right Is Freaking Out Over The “Crossfire Hurricane” Story

We’re in the middle of another right wing meltdown over the latest revelation that the FBI was investigating Trump’s treasonous collusion with Russia by the summer of 2016, well before they had even heard of the Steele Dossier. After a drunken George Papadopoulos blabbed to the Australian …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Poll: Propaganda Has Republicans Convinced The FBI Is Framing Trump

As we move closer to the midterms, it’s important to understand exactly what is at stake. This goes far beyond just sticking it to Trump or, more urgently, putting a check on his insanity; we are on the brink of collapse as a nation. I want very badly for this to be hysterical hyperbole but […]

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Why Cars Intentionally Ramming Into Crowds Is A Relatively New Problem

It’s happened again. In Toronto, a suspect used a Ryder van to drive into a crowd, this time killing 10 people and injuring 15 others just trying to get through their Monday routine. It is yet another example of cars—one of the most high-profile symbols of independence and Western wealth—being used as weapons against…Read more… […]

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Donald Trump is Obsessed with the Russian Pee-Pee Tape

Yesterday, the Associated Press published former FBI director James Comey’s memos from his meetings with President Trump. The memos reveal things we either know or have assumed about Trump: he’s petty, vindictive, obsessed with loyalty, and has an attention span that makes fleas look as …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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