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Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

Finally some of them are getting the message.

Country over party.

Ha! Can't wait to see how the brain trust at T_DBAG spins this one as fake news.

Simple, they won't talk about it. That or blame Obama somehow.

Seth Rich, Seth Rich, Seth Rich. That's all they have going! Even though Seth's family came out and said they're crazy. They then claimed democratic conspiracy cover up by his family and family representative.

Make sure you report Erdogan's thugs' violence against American citizens at the ICE website. That's why it is there.

Make sure you report Erdogan's thugs' violence against American citizens at the ICE website. That...

There will be some who say versions of "this is stupid".

But the point is to highlight the absurdity of that tip line while also emphasizing how fucked up that violence was.

And that violence was truly fucked up.

I'm usually on the opposite side of protesters In D.C. this year. But fuck that. This is like an attack on US citizens from a foreign power. Report these assholes.

Edit: It isn't "like" an attack on U.S. citizens from a foreign power. It IS an attack on U.S. citizens from a foreign power. George Washington would turn back over in his grave if Trump denounced the Turks for this. But let's be real, it won't happen.

TBH, I'm scared to report it, I think they'll lock me up.

While we're at it, we should probably also report it to the VOICE tipline.

1-855-48-VOICE

For those who don't know, this is the tip line Trump set up to document crimes by immigrants.

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation.

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation.

Wow, Comey treated Trump the way I treat the horrible bosses I've had in my life. Document everything, including every conversation and get all orders in writing if possible. Say yes sir and follow orders, but when they fail and try to turn it on you bring out every piece of evidence to prove your point.

Basic CYA.

This creepy paragraph, that isn't even the meat of this article, would dominate news cycles for months if it were any other POTUS:

Alone in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr. Comey’s associates.

"Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations."

That's tremendous forethought. Really bigly on Comey's part.

Recently got screwed by a corporation. At least, they tried. Lawyer sent them a list of all their fuck ups over a long period of time, and they immediately settled.

Trump's "Tax Plan" makes him the reverse Robin Hood, robbing the 99% to give to the wealthy. His proposal re: pass-through entities could add as much as $2 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years, while distributing nearly all the benefits to the highest income households.

Trump's "Tax Plan" makes him the reverse Robin Hood, robbing the 99% to give to the wealthy. His proposal re: pass-through entities could add as much as $2 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years, while distributing nearly all the benefits to the highest income households.
Trump's "Tax Plan" makes him the reverse Robin Hood, robbing the 99% to give to the wealthy. His ...

Note that almost all of trumps income comes from pass through entities. So he's making sure to give himself, depending on if you believe his boasts of his net worth, a tax cut in the millions.

Meanwhile, he's trying to cut the arts, the humanities, environmental protection, and millions of people's health care, among other things.

He doesn't give one tiny fuck about us.

If only there was some way to have seen this coming...

How this buffoon ever sold himself as an ally for the working class is beyond me.

ETA: the_donald cucks have arrived! Please note: were not talking about Obama. Try to stay on topix.

He should take care, look at what happened to W Bush, when he managed to successfully funnel a multi-trillion dollar surplus to his friends and colleagues, and pass irresponsible tax cuts for the wealthy.

Actually, there were no consequences for the 43rd President's rampant cronyism. So I guess no reason for Trump to not do this?

Trump reveals classified information to Russian Ambassador.

Trump reveals classified information to Russian Ambassador.

"yeah... BUT who leaked this to the press???? that's the real issue here" - Kellyanne Conway, tonight on CNN

"...considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said."

POTUS just off and tells it to a Russian Ambassador? Why?! To boast about how he, being the President, receives intelligence? This fucking guy is a narcissist through and through.

You'd think republican congressmen would have enough skeletons in their closets to find a spare spine by this stage

I want to know what it's going to take for Congress to do something about this guy. What the fuck is it going to take??!!!

If Dems win the House, first order of business: Investigate President Trump

If Dems win the House, first order of business: Investigate President Trump
If Dems win the House, first order of business: Investigate President Trump

Good. Corruption is bad, mmkay?

And follow it wherever it leads, by which I mean to large swathes of the upper levels of the GOP.

The problem comes from thinking that having a private email server is "corruption", or giving a paid speech to a bank while not being a government employee is "corruption", or earning money for an actual fucking charity is somehow "corruption".

Corruption is a very specific thing: the act of acquiring money for yourself due to your position of power as a government official.

We need to accept that government service is specifically government service, and people that aren't on government payroll's have the right to earn private income.

People completely forgot what actual corruption is, so they tried to make up random ideas about what they thought corruption means.

If there's one good from the Trump administration, it's to remind the forgetful public what ACTUAL corruption is, like foreign governments paying him through his hotels, Russians spending tens of millions of dollars buying his apartments, people bribing him through his businesses, etc.. All that money goes directly to his PERSONAL bank account while he is a salaried government official.

All the sweet, innocent people that thought corruption is earning money for a charity... LOL. Motherfucker if I could use all my powers for a useful charity I would, and I would encourage everyone to do the same. That includes getting fucking third-world monarchies to donate millions.

The final lesson is: set very specific standard for ethics, and use that across-the-board. Don't make up different standards for different people.

You know that would mean the same for the Democrats right?

James Clapper says U.S. Democratic Institutions "Under Assault" Externally by Russia and Internally by Trump

James Clapper says U.S. Democratic Institutions "Under Assault" Externally by Russia and Internal...

He is correct. This last week was insane. If this crap goes unpunished, it gets normalized, and constitutional government in America ends.

Pretty sure it's too late already... Even if Trump goes down in spectacular fashion, he has already proven that the only reason he is going down is because he is a foolish child with no impulse control.

At this stage he could be getting away with all of it if only he didnt rant on twitter and in public. A more controlled and sophisticated approach to treason would be flying under the radar and nobody would be questioning it.

One way or another Trump set the bar so low, that the example set cant be anything other than "as long as fox news supports you, you can lie and get away with almost anything".

May I humbly suggest people follow Amy Siskind on social media? Experts in Authoritarianism say it's a good idea to keep track of the things that subtly change in society... and she's doing just that.

It's amazing to go back just a few months and realize how far we've already come. From the scrubbing of "global warming" references to the general decaying in the trust in public institutions and beyond... its chilling.

I can't say I disagree. I'd really like for you to be wrong, but I just can't say you are.

I mean, he has literally admitted to obstruction of justice at this point. He has stated in more than one forum now that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation. Which, even if we believe Trump didn't believe it was targeting him, he clearly knew it was targeting his cronies. And Republicans are all like "well, this raises some concerns."

All I really can say is it's worth trying to save anyway.

Trump pick for USDA's top scientist is not one. He's an Iowa talk radio host, a climate change skeptic, & the Trump campaign aide who gave us Carter Page

Trump pick for USDA's top scientist is not one. He's an Iowa talk radio host, a climate change sk...

Don't say skeptic, it's denier.

Just like you don't say holocaust skeptic

There is nothing to be skeptical about, it's denial of the facts.

edit: Calling them skeptic suggests it is reasonable to be skeptical about global warming, it is not.

Let me just take a guess, here. He also has financial ties to Russia, which will come out in about 3 days.

History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes.

B.S. in political science from the U.S. Air Force Academy

I know a couple people who graduated from the AFA, and they are all right-wing loonies.

I sadly say the following:

Under this President, I'm not surprised.

Former Trump Adviser Paul Manafort’s Bank Records Sought in Probe

Former Trump Adviser Paul Manafort’s Bank Records Sought in Probe
Former Trump Adviser Paul Manafort’s Bank Records Sought in Probe

The guy who's name is written on a weird Ukrainian ledger with "12 million dollars" written next to it, that we've confirmed he got? I'm sure he's clean....

Eventually the dominos will fall. Mark my words.

"You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly," - his daughter

Mr. Manafort’s spokesman, Jason Maloni, said: “I don’t know anything about a subpoena. But if someone is leaking details of a confidential investigation, that is a serious crime

Subpoena what subpoena?? Never heard of it. Who told you by the way? That person broke the law by telling you about it, which shouldn't matter with it not existing and all but I still need to find out who that person is cause reasons

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.

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