Trump Wants Flynn Back in the White House

Michael Flynn 's Russia Scandal: What Did Trump Know and When?

Following the blockbuster story that Donald Trump reportedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn (just before firing him no less), sources now report that Trump is not only still communicating with Flynn but wants to give him another position in the White House. The Daily Beast reported today: But Trump doesn’t just hope that Flynn will beat […]

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Comey Memo: Trump’s Attack on Journalists & Free Press

Trump attacks free press, journalists and journalism in general

One of the lesser reported items from the alleged James Comey memo following his and Donald Trump’s mid-February conversation relates to a discussion about jailing journalists for publishing leaked information. In their original reporting on the memo, the New York Times noted that after asking Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave the room, Trump both discussed the investigation of […]

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Nixonian: Is Trump Recording Conversations in the Oval Office?

Nixonian: Is Trump Recording Conversations in the Oval Office?

What started as a threatening tweet this morning has morphed into a frightening unanswered question: are conversations in the Oval Office recorded? Like Pandora’s Box, the implication that Donald Trump may be surreptitiously recording private conversations can’t be unasked and questions to White House surrogates won’t go away. In his tweet warning James Comey not to divulge details of their private Oval Office communications, Donald […]

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Tyranny in the Making: Trump’s Threats Against James Comey

Donald Trump threatened James Comey on Twitter with "tapes"

On Twitter this morning Donald Trump issued threats against former FBI Director James Comey warning him against speaking publicly about their private conversations. The Twitter rant stands out as a stark reminder that Trump liberally uses threats to silence what he views as opposition to his agenda or disloyalty to his cause. The primary tweet – sent three days after […]

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Lies: Trump Admits Comey Narrative False; Takes Credit for Firing

Donald Trump and James Comey spar over the Russia investigation

Despite the White House’s best efforts to control the narrative around the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump admitted yesterday he would have fired him regardless of the contents of the memo sent from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Up until that point, Trump surrogates (including White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, […]

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Comey Firing: Trump and the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight

Donald Trump

It’s hard to believe, but the evidence is overwhelming: no one in Donald Trump’s White House is politically competent. We knew Trump’s menagerie didn’t know spit about governing or policy. We knew they considered ethics a joke. (Senior Administration officials refused the orientation/training routinely offered by the Office of Government Ethics.) But even acknowledging the cringingly inept performances of Sean […]

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MO Rep: Distinction Between Homosexuality & “Being a Human”

Rick Brattin

During a Missouri House discussion on a bill that would make it more difficult for individuals to sue corporations for discrimination, Representative Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville) explained he sees a distinction between “homosexuality” and “being a human being.” The comment came as a response to an amendment to Senate Bill 43 that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. While the failure of the amendment is newsworthy […]

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Spicer’s Post-Yates Flynn Explanation Makes No Sense

Sally Yates, Sean Spicer and Michael Flynn

Throughout his daily briefing today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer went to great lengths to portray Sally Yates as a partisan that couldn’t be trusted. Moreover, despite adding information to the Michael Flynn timeline, Spicer couldn’t legitimately account for at least 11 days between when the White House allegedly reviewed evidence of Flynn’s lies and problematic “underlying conduct” and when Flynn resigned from his position as […]

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Sally Yates Out-Lawyers & Shuts Down Ted Cruz

Sally Yates and Ted Cruz

While she bested at least three Republican Senators hell-bent on using their time to discuss anything other than Russia during the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing today, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates achieved what few others have: she shut down Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) by out-lawyering him with her extensive knowledge and application of the law. Though the hearing was supposed […]

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