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With The Russia Scandal on the Edge of Taking Trump Out, Panic Splits The Republican Party

For all of its ability to twist and pervert the political process to suit its needs, it’s amazing that some members of the Republican Party never quite seem to learn that basic fact of political reality: It’s not the scandal, it’s the cover up.Politico reports that Trump’s flunkies in Congress have …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Donald Trump Jr. Ditched His Secret Service Protection For a Hunting Trip. Allegedly.

Back on September 18, you might recall a rather bizarre story about Donald Trump, Jr, the oldest son of the president. According to a report in The New York Times, we learned that Junior suddenly and without explanation declined his Secret Service protection sometime during the week before the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Distracts With Football and ‘Drug Catapults’ as Russia Attacks and Puerto Rico Drowns

(Photo: Carlos Garcia Rawlins | Reuters) During President Trump’s Friday rally in Alabama, it didn’t take long before it was abundantly obvious that he was more desperate than usual to abruptly change the news narrative. Sadly, it worked. But as with most of Trump’s loony blurts and …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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5 Times Trump Was Investigated and Nothing Was Done

by Kate HarvestonAmericans are no strangers to complications in the White House. Andrew Jackson wed a married woman during his time in office, Grover Cleveland had an illegitimate child during an election year and won anyway, Richard Nixon rang in the modern era of presidential scandals with …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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‘Our Boy Can Become President’: Bombshell Emails Show Deepening Ties Between the Kremlin and the Trump Campaign

Felix Sater has returned to the orbit of the Trump-Russia investigation. According to a pair of bombshell news stories on Monday, the linkage between Donald Trump and Moscow has grown tighter than ever, with Sater positioned squarely in the middle of both stories.The first article, published by The …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Since Trump is Such a Fan of Statues, Here’s a Proposal for Some Brand New Ones

The current spin in defense of retaining Confederate monuments in our town squares and parks is that opponents of the bronze and marble Civil War era effigies are attempting to erase history. Of course, no one’s erasing history but, instead, the goal is partly undo the revisionist history of the …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Maddow Questions Dubious Source of Intelligence on North Korean Nuke Technology

Rachel Maddow mentioned this story two nights in a row, but she hasn’t gone the extra step to say out loud what the possible conclusion is. That’s not to suggest she’s unaware of what the story could ultimately mean, it’s just that she doesn’t have enough information yet for her to feel comfortable …Continue reading […]

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The Kremlin Appears to be Aiding Trump’s Smear Campaign Against H.R. McMaster

The only people who aren’t completely disposable to Donald Trump are his kids. Everyone else might as well have a “sell by” date on their foreheads. Don’t get me wrong — I’m not complaining. It doesn’t require all that much research to learn how Trump makes allies then stabs them in the back. Just …Continue […]

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We Should Expect the Worst When it Comes to Trump’s Despotism as Trump-Russia Heats Up

When I heard the news that Donald Trump has been exploring ways to pardon himself related to any forthcoming charges stemming from the increasingly heated Trump-Russia investigations, I wasn’t even close to being surprised. This is a chief executive who has no respect for the system he’s …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Around Half of Trump Voters Don’t Believe Don Junior Met with Russians Despite Repeated Confessions

For many years now, we’ve talked about how Fox News viewers and conservative talk radio listeners are hopelessly brainwashed — trapped in a marketing and propaganda bubble designed to exploit the kneejerk rage of upper-middle-aged white men who resent that it’s not 1957 any more.Consequently, we …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump Jr. and the Staggering Dumbness of His Explanation for Colluding with Russia

It’s kind of a miracle that the Trump Organization continues to function given how the members of the Trump family tasked with running the company are complete nincompoops. Not only are they bad liars, but they also routinely blurt out inadvertent confessions. For example, President Trump …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Latest Tweet is Proof He is Living in an Alternate Universe

According to president Trump, during his face to face meeting with Vladimir Putin, he discussed collaboration with the Kremlin on an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit,” to prevent “election hacking”:If ever there was proof that Trump genuinely lives in a completely alternate universe, this tweet …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Joined Putin in Ridiculing Our American Press and Our Intelligence Community

The list of Donald Trump’s crimes against the American people, American democracy and the American presidency grows longer every day. But on Friday, Trump delivered arguably his most unforgivable performance to date. Yes, it’s worse than perhaps anything else he’s done, short of aiding and abetting …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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In the Search for ‘Trump Tapes,’ the President’s Handheld Devices Must Be Subpoenaed

Before we move along to the next frantic episode of wildly damaging maneuvers by Donald Trump and his masked henchmen, I’d like to circle back to the “tapes” matter. Yes, that again. Frankly, I’m not sure why we’re all acting as if Trump’s tweet about not having any tapes is the final word. In case […]

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The GOP’s Silent Treatment and Why Everyone Including Republican Voters Should Be Demanding Answers

The Republicans don’t want you to know what they’re doing. “The Silent Treatment” seems to be the new strategy driving the congressional GOP as well as the Trump White House. And their most loyal disciples don’t care. But they should. We’ll return to this presently.The strategy seemed to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump and His Lawyers Prove Once Again Why ‘Trump-Russia’ Should Be Called ‘Stupid Watergate’

It appears as if the world is settling on “Trump-Russia” as the unofficial working title for the egregious hijacking of the 2016 election and all of the closely linked scandals, including alleged money-laundering, obstruction of justice and any other forms of collusion between President Trump, his …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Russia Might Have Kompromat on Around 2,300 American Media and Political Figures, And Here’s How They Did It

Back in 2014, we learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) could activate the cameras and microphones on the laptops and smartphones of surveillance targets. The news went like so: “[NSA] has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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It’s Checkmate for Donald Trump

If everything in the world were normal right now, Donald Trump would be toast. The events of the past 24 hours alone signify checkmate for the president. But everything in the world is highly abnormal and it’s still unclear whether Trump will suffer the consequences of this galactic mess he …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Don’t Get Happy: Trump Might Not Be Impeached, and A Lot Can Happen Before 2018

The level of national stress is palpable. The sense of instability and stomach-churning anticipation of the next madcap, possibly destructive news to emerge from the Trump White House is taking its toll on everyone. It’s difficult to pinpoint another time in American history in which the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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