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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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Schadenfreude and a White House In Chaos

One of the many satisfying aspects of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s juggernaut-like investigation is knowing that Donald Trump is mostly powerless to thwart it, while also knowing that it’s eating him alive being the ultimate target of the counsel’s historic efforts. It’s heart-warming that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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Paul Manafort’s Arrest Triggers Right Wing Demands for…Hillary Clinton’s Arrest?

It’s been amazing to watch Trump supporter convince themselves that Robert Mueller’s months-long investigation has been actually been about Hillary Clinton colluding with Russia all along. It’s propaganda at its most effective and a sign of just how easy to manipulate the Republican base has …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Robert Mueller Just Made Trump’s Presidential Pardon Worthless

The common wisdom around Trump’s pardoning of America’s Most Racist Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, is that it was blood red meat to his white nationalist base but also a message to those being targeted by the investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal. By abusing the presidential pardon for purely political …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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More Bullsh*t Wikileaks for the Easily Misled

Wikileaks, Russian puppets and haters of all things American, posted the following tweet about the man investigating Donald Trump:Clearly, Robert Mueller delivered weapons grade uranium to Russia because (insert conspiracy theory of choice here), therefor he can’t be trusted to investigate Donald …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Former Ethics Chief on Potential Mueller Firing: “Destructive In Ways We Can’t Even Fathom”

It came as no surprise to me that our Government Ethics Chief, Walter Shaub, resigned a few weeks ago. I had the pleasure of listening to him speak and answer questions today at the NPC where he discussed the seriousness of what’s happening inside our White House, and to our country. He reminded us …Continue […]

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Lindsey Graham Plays Hardball With Trump Over Robert Mueller

I have largely hated Senator Lindsey Graham since his days in the House of Representatives, when he served as one of the Republican floor managers during the impeachment of Bill Clinton. His voting record in the Senate is certainly not something that a liberal can get behind, as witnessed by the …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Lindsey Graham Plays Hardball With Trump Over Robert Mueller

I have largely hated Senator Lindsey Graham since his days in the House of Representatives, when he served as one of the Republican floor managers during the impeachment of Bill Clinton. His voting record in the Senate is certainly not something that a liberal can get behind, as witnessed by the …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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71% of Republicans Simply Don’t Care if Trump Fires Robert Mueller

Wednesday morning, Politico reported that Republican voters are willing to turn a blind eye to Trump’s corruption no matter how blatant and over the top it is. In a poll conducted July 20-24, they found that 37% of Republicans think it would be appropriate for Trump to fire special counsel Robert …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Jill Stein is Officially Part of the Senate Investigation

The Senate Judiciary Committee has asked that both Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort testify next week, and in the memo they sent out, they have asked for any and all correspondence between them and Dr. Jill Stein, the 2016 Green Party candidate for President of the United States, and there is …Continue reading Continue […]

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Robert Mueller Just Called Trump’s Bluff

On Wednesday, Donald Trump openly threatened special counsel Robert Mueller during an interview with The New York Times, bringing us to death’s door as a country of laws:When asked if Robert Mueller would be crossing a “red line” by investigating Trump’s personal finances, the President adamantly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump is Now a Failed President

There is no other way of getting around this: Donald Trump is officially a failed president. He is so far removed from fulfilling his obligations as the Commander in Chief that there can be no other way of describing him, or his presidency. The failures are so extreme, so blatant, and so …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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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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The Russia Probe is Now So Serious Trump’s Lawyer Just Hired His Own Goddamn Lawyer

Yet more signs of extreme panic are coming out of the White House over the Mueller investigation into Trump’s potential obstruction of justice over Russiagate. Not only has Vice President Mike Pence lawyered up with private counsel in advance of the oncoming shitstorm, Trump’s own personal …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Mike Pence Just Lawyered Up, Which is Pretty Damn Huge

I think about Mike Pence a lot.Mostly because I think a lot about how the hell this gelatinous, orange death train our country is currently riding will come to a stop. Will it catastrophically derail? Find itself being dragged back to the station? Non-ceremoniously switch conductors and keep right …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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Newt Gingrich is Seriously Freaking Out About Mueller’s Obstruction of Justice Investigation into Trump

If you want to know how serious the implications of FBI’s special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into president Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice are, just take a look at Newt Gingrich’s twitter feed. Gingrich, one of the (relatively) more sane Trump stooges in …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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Yes, I Said We Need to “Move On” From the Russian Hacking Story

Let’s play a game. Imagine just for a moment what the front pages of newspapers or home pages of websites would look like if we removed articles about the hacking of emails in the 2016 election. Now go even further and imagine how a cable news hour and its line up of stories would be […]

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