Why were a Trump-connected private spook and a Kushner hedge-fund pal skulking in the Seychelles Islands with the Emirates crown prince? Mueller is curious.
CNN suffered a PR crisis a few months ago after making errors on the air. But slowly but surely, a few hard-nosed and skillful journalists are helping the network regain its street cred among political insiders. In this incredibly-overlooked clip from Memorial Day weekend, CNN’s Dana Bash presses Trump legal henchman Rudy Giuliani about the […]
Few spectacles provide more comic relief these days than Rudy Giuliani’s woeful performance as legal mouthpiece for Donald Trump, while Mueller’s hounds continue to give chase.
The setting and mood, even the music, of the Saturday Night Live season finale cold open should be instantly familiar to Sopranos fans. Into a certain celebrated diner in northern New Jersey strolls the president of the United States (Alec Baldwin), who commandeers a booth where he is soon joined by his manic lawyer, Rudy Giuliani […]
The ongoing made-for-TV spectacle of the Trump administration has more shocks and plot reverses than the most elaborate professional wrestling extravaganza. The endless parade of louche, comic-opera figures out of New York tabloids—Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Rudy Giuliani, The Mooch!—keeps millions of Americans awake nights wondering what absurdities Trump will bring us next. And that’s […]
For those of you waiting impatiently for July 4th (or even the 24th of May), here’s a little early treat courtesy of MSNBC. Fireworks! Richard Painter, a former White House ethics chief now running for Senate in Minnesota as a progressive Democrat, confronts contrarian lawyer Alan Dershowitz for the latter’s attacks on Special Counsel Robert […]
If Rudy Giuliani’s goal was to save Trump from any campaign donation violations, he failed miserably. Instead Rudy simply obliterated any remaining shred of White House credibility.
Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. The sound you hear is the fingers of Robert Mueller drumming on his desk. The special prosecutor wants to talk to President Trump. He has some questions. He’s had these questions for months, and now, as his investigation winds up, he needs to speak with one more witness: the man […]
Reprinted with permission from DCReport. Those 48 issues that Robert Mueller wants to ask Donald Trump about tell us that the special prosecutor’s focus is not on financial crimes Trump has committed, but on the nature of his relationships with the Kremlin and Russian-speaking influencers. That’s significant because Mueller’s charter as special prosecutor is to […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. After the latest bombshell in the Russia investigation, Trump is loudly threatening to use his “powers” to interfere with the Justice Department. Trump’s spin about the revelation of Robert Mueller’s questions has been failing for days, so Trump has now issued an explicit threat via Twitter. “A Rigged System – They don’t […]
In 2016, CNN was blasted for allowing Hillary Clinton a peek at one question in advance of a debate with Bernie Sanders. President Trump just got a peek at almost 50 questions he’ll be asked in an even more serious setting, and all anyone can talk about is who may have leaked them. Trevor Noah […]
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 […]
Reprinted with permission from Alternet. Special counsel Robert Mueller warned President Donald Trump’s legal team that he could subpoena the president to testify before a grand jury if he refuses to appear voluntarily, according to a report from the Washington Post. The remarks reportedly came in early March at a meeting described — unsurprisingly — as […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Is this what happens when the White House is reduced to hiring the C-team for legal defense? Rocked by the resignation of his lead criminal defense attorney, Trump recently spent weeks being rejected by would-be legal hires who wanted nothing to do with having Trump as a client. Trump finally got Rudy Giuliani to […]
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 […]
It is understandable if Democrats don’t pay much attention to Fox News. After all, there is only so much (or so little) accurate information coming out of Trump Propaganda Central these days. But it’s heartening to know that not every Rupert Murdoch employee is on board with the entire right-wing narrative. In today’s clip, Fox […]
For Sean Hannity, it was an embarrassing day down in Manhattan’s U.S. District Court — but it was an electrifying moment for America when we learned that the Fox News personality is the “third client” of Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer and fixer. The occasion was a hearing before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood on Cohen’s […]
Did Trump attorney Michael Cohen meet with a Russian official in Prague during the late summer of 2016, as suggested in the Steele dossier? Cohen has repeatedly said he never visited the Czech capital — and specifically insists he was in California, not Europe, at that time. He has displayed his passport to reporters, showing […]
Subtle as ever, Donald Trump sent a clear signal to former aides with his unexpected pardon of Lewis “Scooter” Libby on Friday afternoon: If you cover my ass when the special counsel asks questions, and you too can expect presidential clemency. “I don’t know Mr. Libby, but for years I have heard that he has […]
We can’t help but notice how hard Pat Robertson squints his eyes when he prays on TV. Perhaps the arch-conservative televangelist is trying to black-out the sins of his past, which include pushing for war in the Middle East, telling women not to be independent, and blaming 9/11 on homosexuals. Jimmy Kimmel believes in fighting […]
“Happiness,” wrote Jonathan Swift in 1704, “is a perpetual Possession of being well Deceived.” If so, the United States under the blundering misrule of Donald J. Trump should be the happiest nation on earth. Instead, many of his warmest supporters appear consumed with anger and tempted by preposterous make-believe. None more than the president himself, […]
“It is an attack on our country!” exclaimed Donald Trump upon learning that the FBI had raided the office, home, and hotel room occupied by his personal attorney Michael Cohen. “It’s an attack on what we all stand for.” What he meant by that deranged statement remained unclear as he rambled on about the “witch […]
Chris Christie was once a Republican coastal liberals could get behind. That was before a series of selfish, vindictive, and corrupt decisions left the former New Jersey governor without a solid constituency in either party. Do you believe in redemption? Christie is making himself quite useful as a pundit on ABC’s This Week, where his […]