Esist esist

He just threatened Comey

He just threatened Comey

I think it's totally surreal that the President of the U.S. is using twitter like a 13 year old kid.

Did he just threaten to blackmail a witness? He just threatened to blackmail a witness!

We are in fucking crazy town

My crazy downstairs neighbor puts pictures of her boyfriend's wife's amateur porn tape on twitter when she drinks too much. This same neighbor said that Trump should stop tweeting.

Trump's new "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" should be re-named the "Voter Suppression Project." Need proof? Kris Kobach, vice chair of the commission, has been sued by the ACLU for voter suppression 4 times, and the ACLU has won every time.

Trump's new "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" should be re-named the "Voter Suppres...

Republicans can't seem to win a fair contest of the ballot, so they suppress the vote, enlist unethical Supreme Court Justices, Gerrymander districts or commit treason by enlisting enemy foreign states. Why don't Republicans try to make a compelling case for conservatism instead?

EDIT Thank you for the Gold and supporting this community.

EDIT 2 I'm referring to Justice Scalia (and Katherine Harris) who handed Bush(43) an election he did not win in 2000. I'm clarifying this because several people have misconstrued my reference as referring to Neil Gorsuch(Even though Mitch McConnell sickens me with what he did).

Because they are no longer conservatives,

They are Oligarchs.

EDIT Thank you for the Gold, kind stranger. Not necessary, but very kind.

Want to force voter IDs? Fine. Automatically register everyone at 18 and send them a free ID.

Thanks for reminding me to donate to the ACLU again!

Russia probe: Senate requests Trump documents from agency that monitors money laundering

Russia probe: Senate requests Trump documents from agency that monitors money laundering
Russia probe: Senate requests Trump documents from agency that monitors money laundering

Emphasis mine:

The Senate panel has requested information about President Donald Trump and his top aides from a financial intelligence unit in the Treasury Department that imposed a $10 million civil penalty on Trump Taj Mahal in 2015 for multiple violations of money-laundering laws.

The Senate Intelligence Committee wants to see any information relevant to its Russia investigation the Treasury agency has gathered, including evidence that might include possible money laundering, according to a committee aide who spoke on condition of anonymity. Also at issue: to what extent, if at all, people close to Vladimir Putin have invested in Trump's real estate empire.

The request, made in recent weeks, comes as part of the Senate's investigation into whether Trump associates colluded with Russian meddling in the U.S. election. The FBI is also investigating that issue, but that probe is now under a cloud after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Can you feel the impeachment coming?

What worries me is that you could be wrong. He still has his supporters.

Sorry, I'm still kind of reeling from "There's no way Trump is going to be president."

But you know what they say about pessimism... The nice thing about it is that you're either right or pleasantly suprised.

Boy, I hope so. This behavior is unacceptable.

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BREAKING: Days Before He Was Fired, Comey Asked for Money for Russia Investigation

BREAKING: Days Before He Was Fired, Comey Asked for Money for Russia Investigation

DOJ spox lied and denied Comey had requested additional funds. Turns out, Comey had briefed Congress about the request.

They lie about everything. Any Senator that was briefed about this request that doesn't demand an independent commission is a traitor.

♫ ♬ It's beginning to look a lot like treason ♪ ♫

FBI is pissed and this is only the beginning of what will be an avalanche of leaks.

Right wingers and T_D will scream about the deep state -- no, this is the natural reaction of the hardworking people in government who understand what's at stake. They see a tyrant for what he is.

"Collusioooooon every-where!"

BREAKING: Trump has fired James Comey, per Sean Spicer. Like Nixon, this is when Trump's impeachment process starts in earnest.

BREAKING: Trump has fired James Comey, per Sean Spicer. Like Nixon, this is when Trump's impeachm...

Fired him for his fucking handling of the Clinton email investigation?

You couldn't make this shit up.

Never go full Nixon.

Probably the last person Trump spoke to suggested firing Comey.

"I've become more bitter and, let's face it, crazy over the years. And when I'm swept into office, I'll sell our children's organs to zoos for meat, and I'll go into people's houses at night and wreck up the place!"

Donald Trump

One way to stop the HORRIBLE health bill? Make Republicans worry for their job security. Step 1: help elect Jon Ossoff in GA-06. Voter registration is re-opened until 5/21, and residents can request absentee ballots NOW. Spread the word and help save healthcare!

One way to stop the HORRIBLE health bill? Make Republicans worry for their job security. Step 1: help elect Jon Ossoff in GA-06. Voter registration is re-opened until 5/21, and residents can request absentee ballots NOW. Spread the word and help save healthcare!
One way to stop the HORRIBLE health bill? Make Republicans worry for their job security. Step 1: ...

A couple important points:

1) Ossoff, while young, is an impressive candidate. Well educated, with a Master's degree from the London School of Economics, he understands how the economy actually works, not relying on magic fairy dust like the GOP with their dynamic scoring. Additionally, he has relevant experience as a national security staffer for Congress.and through his investigative work on the front lines of Iraq for his film company.

2) Handel, Ossoff's opponent, supports AHCA. That is reason enough to vote for Ossoff.

3) Handel became famous by basically ruining the Susan Komen Walk for the Cure. She puts her anti-abortion fury above any concern for the healthcare of women.

4) The GOP has proven that they don't know how to govern. They have also proven that they have absolutely no interest in being a check on Trump's lust for power. They need to be voted out.

Tell anyone you know who lives in ga06 to register to vote. Phone bank. If you live there, knock doors. This stuff works, there's data to support it.

This is winnable.

And even earlier, there's Quist in Montana on 5/25. Brushing up on one's phonebanking skills, and hosting phonebank parties with friends, is a great way to help both. Make Republicans Scared Again! Edit: phonebank link for Quist.

The Komen Foundation ruined itself long before Handel did anything. It's a huge bureaucracy that mostly spends donations to advertise itself and defend its trademarks. "For the cure" is a lie, because they put very little funding towards researching a cure for cancer.

The Trump administration plans to smear Sally Yates tomorrow as a "Democratic operative." She was a nonpolitical, career DOJ attorney for two decades. Don't fall for the bullshit.

The Trump administration plans to smear Sally Yates tomorrow as a "Democratic operative." She was...

Democratic operative as opposed to Flynn, a Turkish and Russian operative.

That would explain his unhinged early morning tweets today about how the Democrats are actually the ones working with Russia.

Her testimony is scheduled for 2:30 PM Eastern! It's going to be juicy if Trump n Co. are this concerned!

At this point I think we can lump Pence into that description since he knew pretty much everything and didn't seem to be bothered by it.

An American operative and not Russian operative? Wow. Times are a changin.

Eric Trump to golf writer in 2014: "we don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia"

Eric Trump to golf writer in 2014: "we don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia"
Eric Trump to golf writer in 2014: "we don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we n...

of course they have all the funding they need out of russia.

of course they had no problem saying so in 2014, since they didn't realize it would later be a conflict of interest.

1) Donny lied about his dealings with Russia, repeatedly.

2) This is the type of shit we'd find in his tax returns.

All of the lying and the secrecy doesn't really seem to be the actions of an innocent man.

Edit: as responses have pointed out, this may not actually be info we could find on tax returns. Given that a lot of his income comes through pass-through entities, however, it might be. If you're receiving large amounts of income from foreign sources, or making large interest payments to foreign creditors, those are the types of things you'd probably have to report.

Well, Eric had no problem saying so. If there's someone in all this who would be surprised to discover that there was a conspiracy, it'll be Eric.

How the fuck are people still defending these d-bags?

Colbert to Trump: ‘You have more people marching against you than cancer’

Colbert to Trump: ‘You have more people marching against you than cancer’

Guys, I dunno but I kinda get the feeling that Colbert maybe doesn't like Trump.

My favorite line was the one that came after that:

" You talk like a sign language gorilla who got hit in the head."

This is ironic cause Trump is a cancer on America

I love this Colbert. He's at his best as a humorous political commentator. When he was focused on celebrity bs, I couldn't watch the new show.

Republicans *officially* delete their promise to protect pre-existing conditions, purging the promise from their website.

Republicans *officially* delete their promise to protect pre-existing conditions, purging the pro...

Did Republican representatives really forget how to lead in the 8 years it's been since they've had a Republican President? They're honestly just running around with their heads cut off. They can barely even be corrupt money grabbing fucks correctly!

Another example how our country has been hijacked!! Be informed, vote, civil disobedience, boycott Trump products!

The downside of having technologically illiterate old oligarchs in power is that they try to destroy technology to line their pockets.

The upside is they don't realize you can't delete something off the internet and and make it go away.

Some might say they weren't particularly good at the leadership part 8 years ago either...

Try one of these subthreads