New York comic Randy Credico knows how tough the political world can be. A former left-wing gubernatorial candidate, Credico feuded with conservatives and moderates during his most recent run for office in 2014. But nothing could have prepared him for how vicious and petty a fight with a member of Team Trump could be. In […]
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.
After reciting some of the troubling facts in the Trump investigation, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the committee’s ranking Democrat, observed that the likelihood of all these connections being merely coincidental is extremely small. Former White House counsel John Dean, whose 1973 testimony helped to break Nixon’s Watergate defense, went further, saying he sees the Trump White House in a familiar “cover-up mode.”
Election experts say that the plan by Roger Stone to unleash hundreds of untrained “exit poll” watchers in search of vote theft on Election Day risks intimidating voters in the targeted communities. They also explain that unprofessional exit polling is a nonsensical way to discover alleged voter fraud and vote rigging, which is “extremely rare” in the first place.
Trump did not become the object of white nationalist affection simply because his positions reflect their core concerns. Extremists made him their chosen candidate and now hail him as “Emperor Trump” because he has amplified their message on social media—and, perhaps most importantly, has gone to great lengths to avoid distancing himself from the racist right.
When the time came to deliver on his threats against the Clintons, Julian Assange blinked. At an early morning news conference, he delivered nothing of consequence — enraging conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Roger Stone is claiming that Wikileaks will release documents on Wednesday intended to damage Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year, the group released documents that experts say were obtained from Russian intelligence groups who illegally hacked the Democratic National Committee.
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson has emphasized his support for marijuana legalization and touts an anti-war stance in an attempt to lure progressives to his cause. But progressives are likely less aware of his links to the radical right and the Koch brothers.
Donald Trump’s tax returns have been a public issue this election cycle, as he has refused to them, which no candidate has done since 1976. Now, Trump is facing even more scrutiny, as his informal adviser and friend, political consultant Roger Stone, has joined in calls for the tax returns to be released.
This is hardly the first baseless conspiracy theory to bubble into official Trump Campaign rhetoric. And while Stephen Bannon, the Breitbart executive and current Trump campaign “CEO,” may be encouraging surrogates to turn up their attacks, the real blame lies with Trump confidant and “dirty trickster” Roger Stone.
With his brazen attempt to manipulate an American presidential election, in tandem with the Russian oligarchy and the American right, Julian Assange has drifted a long way from the progressive and transparent spirit in which Wikileaks first introduced itself to the world.
The question isn’t so much if Donald Trump can win the election as whether or not he’ll still be the GOP candidate come November. Nobody can predict what mad trajectory the Republican nominee’s campaign might take.
Published with permission from Media Matters for America. Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally and adviser, is promoting smears against fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan and his family. Stone is claiming that Khizr Khan, Capt. Kahn’s father, is a “Muslim Brotherhood agent” and is promoting an article suggesting Humayun Khan was a double agent […]
Roger Stone’s tweet links to an article on a low-budget conspiracy site that accuses Mr. Khan of having links to groups planning a “military conquest” of the U.S., and shamelessly suggests that Mr. Khan’s son, Humayun Khan, may have been planning a suicide attack on his fellow soldiers.
Eternal Sentry is a self-described “altright” website that features racist and anti-Semitic material, repeatedly warns about “White Genocide,” and is produced by a Trump activist who said whites need to “fight back” against African-Americans. It’s also sponsoring an upcoming pro-Trump “unity rally.”
The Republican Party has peddled xenophobia, misogyny and willful ignorance to the public year after year. So it is not surprising that it has come up with xenophobic, misogynistic and willfully ignorant candidates.