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Trump Continues To Attack Obama For Not Doing Anything About Russia

Donald Trump, despite his obsessive and destructive use of Twitter, doesn’t seem to know anything about the internet. He doesn’t know about the behemoth resource called “Google” or its subsidiary “YouTube.” Using either platform, it’s relatively easy to unearth clips, news stories, previous …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Mueller Hands Down New Indictments While Trumpers Stupidly Declare ‘Game Over’

Fox News viewers and supporters of Donald Trump in general are utterly clueless about the Russian attack and the Special Counsel’s investigation of it. So far, they simply haven’t been following along with the ongoing developments in the story due in part to the teeny-tiny information bubble …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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During Stock Market Crash, Trump Accuses Dems Of ‘Treason’ For Not Applauding Him

Among many superlatives about Donald Trump, he might be the whiniest president in history. On Monday, Trump spent several minutes during a rally in Blue Ash, Ohio relitigating the applause breaks during his State Of The Union address — because he’s not at all childish, petty or misinformed. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Nunes Memo Omitted Much More Than It Revealed, And Here’s A List

The controversial four-page memo about the Trump-Russia investigation drafted by pro-Trump stooge Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) was released unredacted to the public today and, as predicted, it’s a con-job from start to finish. It alleges that FBI and Department of Justice officials targeted Trump …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Nunes Memo Omitted Much More Than It Revealed, And Here’s A List

The controversial four-page memo about the Trump-Russia investigation drafted by pro-Trump stooge Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) was released unredacted to the public today and, as predicted, it’s a con-job from start to finish. It alleges that FBI and Department of Justice officials targeted Trump …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Nunes Memo Will Depend On Americans Being Confused By Surveillance Laws

Two major news stories dropped yesterday, so let’s cut right to the chase.  First, we learned that Donald Trump apparently demanded that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pledge his loyalty to Trump, asking Rosenstein if he’s “on my team.” The meeting occurred this past December and, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Nunes “Secret Memo” Is Already Falling Apart

When John Oliver coined the phrase “Stupid Watergate” he couldn’t possibly have known just how perfectly he’d capture the entire spectacle of the Trump administration and its toadies in the Republican Party colluding with Russia and desperately looking for ways to end the investigation into that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump: The First D*ck President

The through line connecting nearly every shocking action by Donald Trump is that he’s simply a dick. Barack Obama was our first African-American president, and Trump is our first dick president. He seems to delight in being a dick to people, whether it’s allies like Republican members of Congress …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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Trump’s Desperate Attempt To Fire Mueller Only Made Things Much, Much Worse For Trump

Donald Trump always makes things worse for himself. It’s become a daily feature of the Trump era to watch in stunned amazement how Trump routinely makes horrible decisions, digging his shithole deeper and more inescapable with every move. Hell, Trump’s bad decisions make Walter White look like the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: I Got Your ‘Deep State Coup’ Right Here

You might’ve noticed that the congressional Republicans have amped up their efforts to undermine the integrity of the FBI and the Mueller investigation. The latest chapter in the Trumpers’ “deep state coup” narrative has arrived and it goes a little like this: they’re focusing on text messages by …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Don’t Let Glenn Greenwald Scold You Into Believing Putin’s War Against America Isn’t Real

By now you’ve likely read New York Magazine’s profile of Glenn Greenwald, authored by Simon van Zuylen-Wood. In fact, today appears to be Greenwald Day at The Daily Banter, so be sure to read Ben Cohen’s members piece and definitely Justin Rosario’s takedown here.  My contribution isn’t …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Glenn Greenwald Goes Full Fox News: Rachel Maddow Is An “Intellectually Dishonest, Partisan Hack”

Glenn Greenwald thrives on being an asshole. Trolling the dreaded Establishment is how he’s convinced millions of progressives that he’s on their side even as he undermines everything they care about. For the latest example of this, look to NYMag.com’s profile of Greenwald in which he complains …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Been President For A Year And He Still Doesn’t Know Anything

It’s been exactly 365 days since Donald Trump was inaugurated, perhaps one of the darkest days in American history.  In that time, Trump has embarrassed the nation daily with a series of petulant, whiny, racist, mendacious and just-plain-dumb statements, whether by tweet, blurt or otherwise. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Will Try To Weasel Out Of Meeting With Mueller Because Trump Makes Horrible Decisions

Not to overstate the obvious symbolism, but Trump Tower in New York City was literally on fire today. Without a doubt it was an inadvertent yet appropriate metaphor for the critical condition of the Trump White House at this point.  The president not only spent the weekend confirming the key …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Trump Wants To Keep Us Guessing About Whether He’ll Fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Everyone seems to agree that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be fired by President Trump at some point, perhaps this week. We’re also in general agreement about how such a decision would spark a wide-reaching constitutional crisis that could include Trump going Full Erdogan and conducting mass …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s “Lie of the Year” Should be a Wake Up Call to the Far Left

On Tuesday, Politifact named Trump the “Winner” of 2017’s Lie of the Year for denying that Russia interfered in the 2016 election: A mountain of evidence points to a single fact: Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election of 2016.In both classified and public reports, U.S. intelligence …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Trumps Demand Accountability For The Press While Refusing To Correct Their Own Endless Roster Of Lies

Donald Trump, Jr. says a lot of stupid shit. For example, he has twice confessed to accusations of conspiring with Russian operatives and Wikileaks by inexplicably posting on Twitter documentary evidence of his contacts with both the operatives and, we assume, Julian Assange. Duh. Junior also …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Latest Whopper Lie: Obama ‘Authorized’ Flynn To Contact Russia About Sanctions

My members-only essay for Banter M this week focused on the frustrations and futility involved in debating Trump supporters in the post-fact, post-truth, post-hypocrisy era. How do we reach out to Trump supporters when they exist in a bubble of misinformation, contradictions and the erratic, vulgar …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Sorry, Trumpers, Your President Is Definitely Under Investigation By The Special Counsel

The indictments of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos told us a few things. Firstly, based on the blitz of Manafort-Russia related leaks over the Summer, we had a clear sense that the former Trump campaign chairman and bestie to Putin-linked Russian oligarchs was on his way to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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