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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sessions: Migrant Children Are Hostages To Trump’s Wall

Sessions and Trump are holding children hostage.

June 19, 2018
border wall

Listen To Children In Detention Crying As Border Patrol Agent Jokes

The baritone voice of a Border Patrol agent booms above the crying. “Well, we have an orchestra here,” he jokes. “What’s missing is a conductor.”

June 19, 2018

Fox News Judge Denounces Devin Nunes’ Assault On Rule Of Law

But it is not the role of Congress to do this in the midst of a criminal investigation, and it is not the role of a congressional intelligence committee to scrutinize law enforcement.

June 17, 2018
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's senior campaign adviser Paul Manafort (L) answers a question from a reporter as he walked into a reception with former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, (C), at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Trump Lies About His Jailed Campaign Manager

But Trump’s oddly specific lie that Manafort only worked for him for 49 days is especially galling.

June 17, 2018
Trump's children to run blind trust and transition team

Cuomo Could Order Criminal Prosecution Of Trump Foundation

Trump used $258,000 of charity money to settle lawsuits, a clear violation of the law.

June 17, 2018
Sessions, Department Of Justice

Trump Can Advance Justice — And Annoy Jeff Sessions, Too

In Sessions’ view, letting a small-time crack dealer go free after 10 years rather than 20 “sends the message that the United States government is not serious about combating drug crimes.”

June 16, 2018

In 42 Days, Trump And Sessions Ripped 2000 Children From Their Families

Nearly 2,000 children have been taken away from their families in just the first 42 days of Trump’s thuggish new policy.

June 16, 2018

Former Trump Campaign Manager Manafort Now Behind Bars

Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson revoked former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s house arrest on Friday and sent him to jail following accusations of witness tampering.

June 16, 2018
Michael Cohen

FBI Recovers Documents Shredded And Hidden By Cohen

Investigators have uncovered a large trove of documents and data that Cohen appears to have kept hidden.

June 16, 2018
Trump aides coordinated with Russians

As Manafort Goes To Jail, Trump Keeps Whining

Since he has been accused of conspiring to influence testimony in conjunction with someone believed to have ties to Russian intelligence, Manafort is actually now officially charged with crimes that could be called “Russian collusion.”

June 16, 2018

Trump’s FBI Director Rebuts Trump’s Attack On Bureau

Christopher Wray, Trump’s handpicked FBI director, threw some delightful shade at Trump during a press conference Thursday afternoon.

June 15, 2018
Michael Cohen

Why Michael Cohen’s Future Suddenly Looks Grim

Wednesday, ABC News reported that Cohen is splitting from his lawyers Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the law firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. NBC News, citing a source close confirmed the decision.

June 14, 2018

Mueller Requests 150 ‘Blank Subpoenas’ In Virginia Court

This comes to a total of 75 possible subpoenas, as every subpoena requires a copy for both the witness and defense.

June 14, 2018
Robert Mueller

Mueller Moves To Protect Confidential Witnesses In Russia Probe

More witnesses are cooperating with the Russia probe that have been publicly revealed, and Mueller is working to make sure their information doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

June 14, 2018

George (Mr. Kellyanne) Conway Destroys Trump’s Argument Against Special Counsel

In a new article for Lawfare, George Conway dismantles the argument that special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional — one of Trump’s recent attacks on the Russia investigation.

June 12, 2018
Voting Rights

Media Ignore Supreme Court Decision Aiding Voter Suppression

On June 11, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on an Ohio voting rights case that will make it easier for the state to purge infrequent voters from its voter roll, a process that tends to disproportionately hurt young people, people with low incomes, and people of color.

June 12, 2018

Violating Records Act, Trump Habitually Rips Up Documents

Trump’s staff can’t make him behave himself — even when it’s about following the law.

June 12, 2018

Fox Judge Napolitano Scolds Giuliani And Trump Over Pardon Claims

The president’s pardoning power has no limits in the Constitution. Yet the rule-of-law principle that one cannot be the prosecutor or judge in one’s own case suggests that the president’s pardoning power is limited to people other than himself.

June 10, 2018

Fox ‘Judge’ Pirro Wants Sessions Out — So She Can Take His Job

Fox News’ loudest Trump propagandist aspires to be attorney general.

June 10, 2018
Trump VOA

As Manafort Is Indicted Again, Trump Won’t Rule Out Pardon

Trump is refusing to rule out the possibility of issuing a pardon to his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was indicted for the third time on Friday.

June 10, 2018
Robert Mueller

Former Reagan Attorney General Urges Republicans To Defend Mueller

Dick Thornburgh, attorney general under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, called out his fellow Republicans for attacking special counsel Mueller and undermining the rule of law.

June 10, 2018

Mueller Indicts Manafort And Russian Associate For Obstruction

According to Mueller’s filing Manafort and Kilimnik “knowingly and intentionally conspired to corruptly persuade another person…

June 9, 2018
Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly Blasts Giuliani Slut-Shaming Of Stormy

“I respect women – beautiful women and women with value – but a woman who sells her body for sexual exploitation I don’t respect,” Giuliani originally said at an Israeli news conference.

June 8, 2018

Trump’s Lies Betray His Desperation

But we already have evidence there was — in the form of guilty pleas by Trump aides Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos for lying to the FBI about their contacts with Russians.

June 8, 2018
Rudy Giuliani's flimsy foreign policy experience

Rudy Giuliani Polls Even Lower Than Trump

It looks like the rambling, incoherent interviews are taking a toll on Rudy Giuliani’s reputation.

June 7, 2018