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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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Trump Accidentally Confesses To Obstruction Of Justice On Twitter

While casually announcing war with Syria on Twitter this morning, president Trump also accidentally let slip that he obstructed justice in the Russia investigation. This was the Commander in Chief’s unintentionally explicit admission of an impeachable crime:  As Jonathan Chait notes, Trump’s …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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In Wake Of Nunes Memo, James Comey Calls Trump and GOP “Weasels And Liars”

In an extraordinary statement on Twitter, former FBI director James Comey ripped into Trump and the Republican Party’s attempts to smear the agency with the ludicrous ‘Nunes Memo’:  To refer to the President of the United States and the major political party in power as “weasels and liars” is …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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James Comey and Gary Kasparov Send Terrifying Warnings About American Democracy

With the resignation of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe after months of sustained attacks from Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans and Trump’s decision to not continue sanctions on Russia over its hacking of the US election, important voices from across the nation are sending bleak …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Lawyer Claims He Tweeted For the President. If So, Trump Must Be Removed From Office Immediately.

In a stunning confession, president Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd, took responsibility on Sunday for a tweet that Trump sent on Saturday claiming he knew his former security adviser, Michael Flynn, had lied to the FBI before he fired him in February: The tweet clearly implies …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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On Book Tour Hillary Clinton Reveals Why She Wrote ‘What Happened’

Hillary Clinton made the first stop of the Q&A section of her book tour last night at Washington D.C.’s Warner Theater, at an event sponsored by DC’s Politics & Prose Bookstore. The Q&A, which I was on-hand to witness, was a moving event where thousands of supporters watched the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Andrew Sullivan: If Trump Fires Mueller, American Democracy is Essentially “Extinct”

Andrew Sullivan’s latest essay on the state of all things Trump makes for incredibly sobering reading. While most of us are stuck in the daily dirt reporting of the never ending insanity, Sullivan has taken on a new role in the media as a sage-like figure who dips into public discourse to provide …Continue reading […]

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Trump is So Spooked About the Mueller Investigation He is Attacking Hillary Clinton

The signs that the Trump administration and GOP are seriously panicked about FBI’s special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice are growing by the minute. Newt Gingrich went on a bizarre twitter tirade earlier, darkly warning Trump …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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James Comey Wrote Legal Paper in 2012 That Has Uncanny Parallels With His Crisis Today

by Larry JaffeeJames Comey, while still in the private sector, in 2012 authored an article for a lawbook entitled “Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government” Investigations (West).The nine-page article offers advice to embattled organizations in crisis mode, and in hindsight, is …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Jeff Sessions Essentially Hinted That The Trump Campaign Is Tied To Russia

In theory, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee thanks to allegations made by former FBI Director James Comey while recalling his experience being fired, admittedly by Trump, in an effort to end the investigation into …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Is Trump Stupid Enough To Fire Mueller? Who The Hell Knows Anymore?

As we plummet even further into the hellscape known as Donald Trump’s America – where Nazis feel emboldened enough to say, “Hey! Quit picking on us just because we’re Nazis!” – we’ve already watched as Republican senators sharpened their knives right in front of former FBI Director James Comey’s …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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David Simon Has Best Twitter Thread On Trump’s Guilt After Comey Hearing

I don’t have much to add to the Comey hearing. It’s become clear that depending on your political affiliation, you either saw a former FBI director call Trump a liar and lay the groundwork for an obstruction of justice case (while not so subtly hinting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t be …Continue reading Continue […]

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David Simon Has Best Twitter Thread On Trump’s Guilt After Comey Hearing

I don’t have much to add to the Comey hearing. It’s become clear that depending on your political affiliation, you either saw a former FBI director call Trump a liar and lay the groundwork for an obstruction of justice case (while not so subtly hinting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t be …Continue reading Continue […]

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The Rebirth of James Comey

Immediately following the November election, then FBI Director James Comey was on every Democrat’s hit list of people to blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss. Now, one month after President Trump fired him, Comey’s been transformed into a political victim. Over the course of two and a half hours …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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We Now Know Beyond Doubt Trump Tried to Obstruct Justice. It’s Time to Impeach Him

The most important moment from the Comey hearing today occurred when Sen. James Risch (R-ID) grilled former FBI director James Comey about his one on one meeting with Trump. This interaction between the two men proves that president Trump did indeed attempt to obstruct justice by asking …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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