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Struggling To Hold His Seat, Devin Nunes Blames ‘Radical Leftists’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. With his House seat no longer considered ‘safe’ by election forecasters, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is looking for someone to blame for his failing re-election campaign. Instead of considering that his own failures may explain his sinking campaign, Nunes is pointing the finger at the right-wing’s go-to boogeyman: “radical leftists.” In a fundraising email sent on […]

April 29, 2018
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Trump Can Only Hope His Lawyers Are Brighter Than Devin Nunes

From the Republican perspective, maybe the worst thing about the dueling Nunes/Schiff memos regarding the FBI’s Russia investigation is what they revealed about the intelligence of the combatants. Following the Fox News-amplified thunder of the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign, what strikes me now about the Nunes effort is how breathtakingly dumb it was. Call me an elitist […]

February 27, 2018
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Danziger: Trumpian Transparency

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

February 10, 2018
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#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Stings Nunes Over Trump’s Abuse Of Memo

Leaving President Trump alone with anyone, man or (especially) woman, is a bad idea. In fact, even leaving Trump alone with an inanimate object isn’t a completely safe move. In today’s clip, Samantha Bee describes how the POTUS was unwisely given time alone with the infamous Nunes memo for “several hours”…leading her to the unsavory […]

February 9, 2018
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Why The FBI Investigated Carter Page, ‘Idiot’ Espionage Suspect

Let’s put it this way: if poor, abused Carter Page wasn’t a Russian agent back when Donald Trump plucked him from obscurity to advise his 2016 campaign, he’d definitely done all he could to look like one. Among the many bizarre aspects of Rep. Devin Nunes’ incompetent and dishonest “Top Secret” memo purporting to discredit […]

February 6, 2018
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#EndorseThis: Trevor Anoints Hannity High Priest Of Pro-Trump Bulls***

There’s a lot to like about this epic Trevor Noah news rant on Monday’s episode of The Daily Show. It begins with President Trump flinging wild accusations — and it can’t end without a good ol’ Mortal Kombat reference, as Trevor details the GOP’s futile efforts to shut down the investigation into Russian election interference. […]

February 6, 2018
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That Heavily Hyped Memo Is Utterly Underwhelming — But Still It Makes Noise

After far more drama and tension than should have been necessary, the infamous House intelligence committee memo on alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI against President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was released. And it was, predictably, a hilarious and self-defeating flop, but that fact won’t discourage Trump’s most slavish acolytes from claiming the Russia “hoax” has been […]

February 4, 2018
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Nunes And Trump Humiliated Again As #YoMemoJokes Rocks Twitter

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. As Donald Trump took to Twitter to try to convince Americans that the GOP’s overhyped memo was not as much of a failure as it appeared to be, Twitter users were busy elsewhere — tweeting jokes about the memo under the hashtag #YoMemoJokes. The hashtag, a clever play on words, was pushed to the top trending […]

February 3, 2018
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The Nunes Memo Mystery: Why Did Trump Release This Dud?

The only mystery that still surrounds the “Nunes memo” — concocted by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee and named for its chairman Devin Nunes — is why Congressional Republicans and President Trump authorized its release with such maniacal hype. Promoted as proof of a scandal “far worse than Watergate,” in the feverish phrasing of […]

February 2, 2018
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Top Democrats Urge GOP Speaker To End ‘Dangerous’ Partisan Attacks On Law Enforcement

 Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The two highest-ranking Democratic officials in America are calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to rein in his party’s out-of-control smear campaign and attacks on law enforcement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent letters to Ryan, asking him to remove Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) from his position […]

February 1, 2018
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Despite ‘Transparency’ Claim, Devin Nunes Ducks Reporters — And Constituents

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The GOP House Intel chairman wants unlimited transparency for his FBI conspiracy theories, but not for himself. California Republican Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, has been aggressively abusing his office to protect Donald Trump from the Russia investigation — which House Speaker Paul Ryan has happily let him […]

February 1, 2018
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In Rare Public Rebuke, FBI Humiliates Nunes For ‘Memo’ Smear Campaign

After meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and White House chief of staff John Kelly and beseeching them not to publicly release a dubious, GOP-concocted hit report on the FBI, the bureau went public with its “grave concerns” on Wednesday. Clearly hitting the Republican’s ongoing smear campaign led by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes — which […]

January 31, 2018
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#EndorseThis: Devin Nunes’ Delusional Paranoia Gets Explained By Seth Meyers

If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready to hear a verbose two-minute speech by Seth Meyers. In today’s clip, the Late Night host takes on Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, whose paranoid cliff-notes on the Trump-Russia investigation are about to be released to the public in the […]

January 30, 2018
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Hometown Paper Rips Rep. Devin Nunes For Being ‘Trump’s Stooge’

The Fresno Bee, a daily newspaper in Fresno, CA, issued a savage takedown of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes on Friday, blasting the congressman for being “Trump’s stooge” and “doing the dirty work” of the White House. “What, pray tell, does Rep. Devin Nunes think he’s doing by waving around a secret memo attacking the FBI, the nation’s premier law […]

January 28, 2018
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#ReleaseTheMemo Is the Latest Laughable Scheme in the Plot Against Mueller

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. The accumulating facts are damning. President Trump is under investigation. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has indicted four of his former aides, including his campaign manager, for making false statements related to the FBI’s ongoing investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Two of the defendants have pleaded guilty. Former adviser […]

January 23, 2018
Memo

Useful Idiots (And Russian Bots) Vs. The FBI

Nothing is more fashionable these days on the Republican right than to trash America’s law enforcement and intelligence services. Legislators like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Francis Rooney (R-FL) broadcast accusations about “major corruption” within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and demand a “purge.” Tom Fitton, who runs the right-wing legal outfit known as Judicial […]

January 22, 2018
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To Hinder Russia Probe, House Republicans Fabricate ‘#Memo’ Controversy

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Donald Trump’s allies in Congress are at it again. Working in concert with a motley crew that includes Fox News, Russian troll accounts, and hoaxsters, House Republicans are once again pushing a specious document to distract from the serious issues arising from the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump’s supporters are pushing […]

January 19, 2018
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Trump’s One Great Accomplishment? Implicating The Entire GOP In Potentially Impeachable Crimes

The only absolutely necessary qualification to work for or with Donald Trump is a willingness to abet his potentially impeachable crimes. And the good news for Trump is that nearly his entire party is proving that their prime concern is covering up his potential wrongdoing — even from themselves.

May 1, 2017
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Reports: Western Agencies Picked Up ‘Suspicious’ Contacts Between Russians And Trump Associates In 2016

The CIA first learned of “suspicious” contacts between Trump associates and the Russians from iBritain’s GCHQ spy agency no later than the end of 2015. During the months that followed, several other allied intelligence services reported similar contacts

April 13, 2017
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Under Ethical Cloud, Nunes Recuses From House Russian Probe

The House Ethics Committee issued a rare statement saying it would investigate allegations that House Intelligence Committe chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA0 may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information “in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.”

April 6, 2017
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Under Ethical Cloud, Nunes Recuses From House Russian Probe

The House Ethics Committee issued a rare statement saying it would investigate allegations that House Intelligence Committe chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA0 may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information “in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.”

April 6, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Flynn Immunity Bid

“I wish somebody would tell us straight up, what does it mean when you’re given immunity?” says Seth Meyers innocently as he opens a discussion of disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s failed attempt to win exemption from prosecution by offering testimony about the Trump campaign’s Russian contacts. Naturally, he turns to Flynn himself, […]

April 4, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Nunes, Kushner, And The Kremlin

With presidential aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner suddenly scheduled to testify about his meetings with various Russians — including a banker who looks suspiciously like an intelligent agent — Seth Meyers has noticed a pattern: At this point, it would be easier to list the Trump administration staffers who don’t have shady connections with the […]

March 29, 2017
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Trump’s Fool On The Hill: Nunes Makes Mockery Of Russia Investigation

If Rep. Nunes wasn’t making up the whole story, he made an unauthorized disclosure of FISA-derived classified information in violation of the Espionage Act—exactly what he criticized others for doing.

March 28, 2017
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CNN: Officials Have Evidence That Trump Associates ‘Coordinated With Russians’

Coming two days after FBI director James Comey confirmed that agency has been investigating the Trump campaign’s connections with Russian interference in the election since July 2016, the CNN report is stunning but not surprising. It also follows an Associated Press report on Tuesday that Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chair, had secretly devised a plan as early as 2005 to “greatly aid” the Putin regime by influencing the U .S. government and media.

March 23, 2017