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Robert Mueller

Danziger: Bridge On The Free And Fair Election River

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 […]

March 12, 2018
Mueller probe

With Six Crisp Paragraphs, A Columnist At The Nation Defends Mueller Probe

In certain precincts on the American left — and especially in some places where the far left blurs into the far right — it is considered clever to dismiss the Russia investigation as a relic of the Cold War, an opportunistic Clintonite ploy, or both. These arguments can be found under the bylines of Glenn […]

March 8, 2018

Guilt Feelings: Why Trump (Like Clinton) Will Require A Subpoena

“Donald Trump insists he is willing — eager, even — to sit down for a tough interview with Robert Mueller. His lawyers have other ideas, and hope to strictly limit any questioning of the president under oath or prevent it from happening altogether. Whether they can pull this off is a legal and constitutional question for which […]

March 1, 2018

What If Trump Had To Pass FBI Vetting? Take A Wild Guess

Amid the shock and horror accompanying yet another mass-shooting of school children in Florida, an anonymous White House official exhibited the sheer moral squalor of Trumpism. “For everyone, [the massacre] was a distraction or a reprieve,” the official said. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days […]

February 20, 2018

Danziger: A Fool For A Client

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 7, 2018

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
White House

After Embarrassing Memo Flop, Trump White House Goes Into Hiding

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. They can hide from Trump’s lies, but not from the truth. Donald Trump spent his weekend spewing lies about the Republicans’ false intelligence memo, but he and the rest of his administration hid out from anyone who might ask tough questions about it. While the rest of the world greeted the smear-filled […]

February 4, 2018
Nunes memo

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

Trump Is Tearing Apart Our Civic Fabric And Democratic Institutions

The United States is coming undone. It is dis-united. Its citizens are bitterly divided along a widening chasm, each side believing the other is despicable; its democratic institutions are under assault; its ideals of equality and respect for the rule of law, once so widely admired around the world, are now ignored, even scorned, by […]

February 2, 2018

#EndorseThis: Right-Wing Realist Ranks Trump Atop List Of All-Time Stupid Criminals

We aren’t used to hearing conservative pundits say wise things about President Trump. And given the joyless, paranoid rantings of men like Sean Hannity and Alex Jones, America’s right wing isn’t exactly a wellspring of laugh-out-loud humor. Enter Jennifer Rubin. In this clip courtesy of MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, the neoconservative WaPo columnist […]

February 2, 2018

Poll: Most Americans — Including Republicans — Believe Trump Should Testify

A majority of Republicans think Donald Trump should answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, as he investigates possible Russian collusion in 2016, and any subsequent attempts by the White House to obstruct justice. Trump and his aides keep telling reporters he would love to answer Mueller’s questions, while Trump’s attorneys keep searching for ways to make sure Trump […]

February 1, 2018

Yes, The President Must Testify — Just Like Bill Clinton Did

Donald Trump tells reporters that he is eager to chat with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating his campaign’s suspected collusion with the Kremlin and his attempts to obstruct that investigation, but his sincerity is in doubt. When he proclaims his willingness to let Mueller question him, “under oath,” it sounds like typical Trump bluster. […]

January 31, 2018

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

What Makes Trump Think Mueller Should Be Prosecuted? Too Much Fox News

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters. NBC News reported today that President Donald Trump has been “talking to friends about the possibility of asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting” special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his team on unstated charges as part of the administration’s effort to discredit and defang the Russia investigation. One […]

January 31, 2018

Stunning: Trump May Ask Sessions To Prosecute Mueller

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. Donald Trump never tires of finding new ways to obstruct justice, but his latest scheme is brazen even by Trump’s standards. On the heels of the bombshell revelation that Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller shortly after his appointment, and Trump’s successful campaign to purge the FBI of another high-ranking official, Trump […]

January 30, 2018

Danziger: None Dare Call It Conspiracy

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 […]

January 30, 2018

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

Rep. Trey Gowdy Admits Republicans Are ‘Overstating’ Accusations Against FBI

Reprinted with permission from Republicans are having a hard time letting go of their smears of the FBI, but House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) gave away the whole game on Sunday. Republicans have spent months trying to smear the FBI’s investigation of Russian collusion over a series of text messages between a […]

January 28, 2018

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

Dutch Spies Caught Russian Hackers Invading Obama White House and Democratic Party

Dutch spies alerted their American counterparts as early as 2014 about Russian hacking into State Department and White House computers and subsequent Russian hacking of the Democratic Party in the 2016 election, according to a series of reports in Dutch media. The joint investigation by de Volkskrant newspaper and Nieuwsuur (“News Hour”), a current-affairs television program, describe how Dutch […]

January 27, 2018

#EndorseThis: Rep. Jim Himes Thinks Devin Nunes Must Have Written His Memo Drunk

In what sounds like a candid exchange over a beer, U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) tells Chris Matthews of MSNBC what rational people in D.C. really think of that “secret” Devin Nunes memo on the FBI: a stronger substance than beer could be to blame. “You’d hope that whoever wrote (the memo) was a couple […]

January 26, 2018
Fox & Friends

Trump’s Favorites At Fox & Friends Warn Him: Don’t Testify Under Oath

Reprinted with permission from Donald Trump has gone back to publicly insisting he’s willing to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller under oath, but even the sycophants at Fox News know he wouldn’t survive that without perjuring himself. Trump went from being “100 percent” willing to testify under oath in the Russia investigation to saying he might not […]

January 25, 2018
FBI conspiracy

GOP Senator Hyped Silly ‘Secret Society’ FBI Conspiracy — Based On Joke Text

Republicans are desperate to derail the Russia investigation with FBI conspiracy theories about the text message correspondence between bureau officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two officials privately trashed Donald Trump during the Clinton server investigation, but also several other politicians on both sides of the aisle. As far as Republicans are concerned, this is a scandal that proves […]

January 25, 2018