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Mueller

New York Times Publishes Leaked List Of Mueller Questions For Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s list of questions for President Donald Trump includes a wide-ranging list of topics and raises issues that appear to be tied to investigations about obstructing justice and coordinating with the Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a report published by the New York Times Monday night. One question, for example, that […]

April 30, 2018
Giuliani

For Comey, Hard Questions About Rudy Giuliani And The FBI

Openly voicing threats to leak internal FBI complaints about the Clinton probe were former prosecutor Rudolph Giuliani and James Kallstrom, a former head of the New York FBI office.

April 18, 2018
Comey

Blindsided By Moral Vanity, James Comey Still Doesn’t Get It

In the Bizarro World of the Trump administration, it’s only fitting that the president serve as publicity director for James Comey’s big book tour. (In the old Superman comics, Bizarro World was an upside-down reality where wickedness was virtue and vice versa.) Supposedly, Trump’s stomping around the White House and various golf courses red-faced with […]

April 17, 2018

#EndorseThis: Debating Comey Role In 2016 Election, Maxwell Debunks Spin

The term “revisionist historian” is usually associated with Neo-Nazis who claim that the Holocaust never happened. While we aren’t ready to compare rank-and-file Republicans to that group, there’s no denying that the GOP has done some serious revising of the most recent campaign for President…and it’s not even 18 months in the past. In today’s […]

April 16, 2018
FILE PHOTO - FBI Director Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

Arizona GOP Rep. Demands Treason Charges Against Comey And Rosenstein

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. With the long-anticipated release of House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes’ memo on purported FBI abuses, the overwhelming consensus is that it is a complete bust. Even House Speaker Paul Ryan appears to have given up on getting any political mileage from it, with his admission that the Democratic memo refuting Nunes should be […]

February 4, 2018
Emails

Revelations About FBI’s Handling Of Clinton Emails Show No Coverup Or Misconduct

Media reports this week have focused fresh attention on how the Federal Bureau of Investigation managed the dramatic discovery — five weeks before the 2016 presidential election — of what seemed to be a fresh trove of Hillary Clinton emails and the delay in investigating them that ensued. The articles are fueling Republican charges of […]

February 1, 2018
FBI

FBI Staffers React To Purge Of Deputy Director: “What The Hell Is Going On?”

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The chaos president is apparently trying to export his signature tumult into the halls of the FBI in hopes of casting the bureau into a permanent state of turmoil. That’s the price the bureau is paying for being associated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s intensifying Russia and obstruction of justice investigations, […]

January 29, 2018
FBI

Report: Trump Launched Campaign To Discredit Potential FBI Witnesses

Donald Trump urged his aides to orchestrate a plan to discredit specific FBI officials after learning that they were likely to testify against him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia probe, according to an explosive new report by investigative reporter Murray Waas in Foreign Policy. The report, published Friday evening, details a series of events that took place in June 2017, […]

January 27, 2018
FBI director

Report: Asking How He Voted, Trump Put Pressure On Acting FBI Director

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com The evidence has been mounting for a year that Donald Trump obstructed justice in his attempts to shut down the Russia investigation. But yet another shoe dropped Tuesday, when the Washington Post reported that the same week Trump fired FBI Director James Comey as part of his obstruction, he also questioned then-acting Director Andrew […]

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
Russia

#EndorseThis: “From Russia With Love” To Trump’s Perp Walk

Some very naughty person posted this mean, unfair, over-the-top video — featuring a cast of familiar faces, from Michael Flynn to Ivanka Trump — in celebration of the Halloween indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller. In its gloating excess, the “From Russia With Love” fantasy is extremely nasty to the Trump gang and asks viewers […]

October 31, 2017
Mueller

What Sessions Should Tell Trump About Pardons — Before It’s Too Late

When Donald Trump issued a tweet reminding everyone that as president he has “the complete power to pardon,” did he mean to suggest that he can pardon himself? Or simply to boast that he can issue pardons without consulting any other authority or facing any consequences? The impact of Trump’s provocative statement — along with […]

July 27, 2017
John Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Analyzes Trump’s “Tapes” Confession

How uplifting to have John Oliver break down the madness that now constitutes our daily news feed from the White House — such as the latest emissions from Donald Trump on the “tapes” he brandished on Twitter to threaten James Comey. In a White House interview with Fox News, Trump finally confessed last week that […]

June 26, 2017
Obstruction

Report: Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump For Obstruction Of Justice

President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

June 14, 2017
Cabinet Picks

Was Trump Cabinet’s Loyalty Ritual Funny — Or Scary?

To the Wall Street billionaires, politicians, and captains of industry who surround the president, loyalty equates with obsequious, sycophantic praise for Trump himself.

June 13, 2017
John Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Unpacks The Comey Crisis

For the ultimate unpacking of the facts that now threaten Trump’s presidency, we turn today to John Oliver — who emphasizes what the former FBI director declined ” to discuss in an open setting.” As he notes with typical perspicacity, the president has become a walking “logical paradox,” citing what he says was James Comey’s […]

June 13, 2017
Bharara

#EndorseThis: Preet Bharara Shreds Trump Defense Against Comey

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who shares with James Comey the honor of being fired by Donald Trump under highly questionable circumstances, sat a few rows behind the former FBI director when he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. On Sunday, Bharara discussed that hearing with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, […]

June 12, 2017
Danzigre

Danziger: Loyal To A Fault

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

June 9, 2017
Trump alibis

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Scrutinizes Those Trump Alibis

Seth Meyers opens his “closer look” at the ongoing Comey-Trump showdown with a backward glance — recalling how the president and his minions defended their current target last fall, when the FBI director endured withering criticism from…Democrats. But returning quickly to the present, Meyers scrutinizes the various Trump alibis for his blatant attempts to derail […]

June 9, 2017
Memo

Comey’s Testimony Stumps Fuming And Fumbling Trump Defenders

In his historic appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, James Comey explained calmly and cogently how he had approached his fraught relationship with the new president: From day one, the former FBI director said he treated Donald Trump as someone with a propensity to lie. Whatever anyone thinks of Comey and his conduct during last […]

June 9, 2017
comey

#EndorseThis: Comey Attack Ad Annoys Colbert (And He Responds)

On the eve of James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a Trump-affiliated political action committee spent dark money to strike at the former FBI director with an attack ad. As Stephen Colbert observed, this barrage was yet another violation of American political norms by the Trump crew. The attack ad, aired on the […]

June 8, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: ‘A Normal New York City Conversation’

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

June 7, 2017
FILE PHOTO - FBI Director Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

The 6 Most Remarkable Quotes In Comey’s Prepared Statement For Senate

In prepared remarks released Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI director James Comey gives his account about the events that led to his firing. Comey will deliver the remarks in person on Thursday morning as the curtain rises on one of the most widely anticipated productions of Washington political theater in recent years. […]

June 7, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: White House Traffic Stop

Danziger wonders what will happen to Donald Trump when the fired FBI director testifies about him — with a special prosecutor listening.

June 4, 2017
sater

How Felix Sater — Former Mob-linked Hustler And Ex-Trump Adviser — Sought To ‘Protect’ Ukraine’s Nuclear Plants

The saga of Felix Sater — a twice-convicted one-time Mafia associate, real estate developer, sometime partner and former “senior adviser” to Donald Trump — continues to grow more complicated and bizarre. Details have now emerged of a second attempted diplomatic intervention by Sater, supposedly to prevent a possible nuclear power plant conflagration in Ukraine.

May 25, 2017