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Monday, July 23, 2018

Prosecutors Queried Bill Shine In Fox Scandal, But Answers Remain Hidden

When Bill Shine took over as White House communications director during the July 4 holiday, the former Fox News co-president seemed to have dodged the obvious questions that loomed over his appointment.

How could a president credibly accused of sexual assault by dozens of women elevate a man who had been forced to resign from Fox because of his own highly dubious role in enabling and covering up the cable network’s “toxic culture” of harassment? Why would a president already mocked as a credulous and habitual viewer of Fox’s nonsense broadcasts choose an executive responsible for creating that daily stream of fake news?…

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Trump’s Treachery Makes Republicans ‘Sad’ When They Should Be Mad

Donald Trump’s performance in Helsinki on Monday morning was certainly historic. On no other occasion since the founding of this country has an American president publicly demonstrated that he is a witting agent of a hostile foreign power — even as that country’s authoritarian ruler smirked beside him.

Standing at the podium with Vladimir Putin, Trump brazenly endorsed the Russian president’s denial of Kremlin interference in the 2016 presidential election. Only three days after his own appointees in the Justice Department announced charges against a dozen Russian agents, ratifying the long-held conclusions of US agencies, he told the assembled world media that he considered Putin’s word as good as  the counsel of his own intelligence chiefs.…

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Will Kavanaugh Make Trump A Monarch?

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

To Donald Trump, the qualifications of any individual for a seat on the nation’s highest court are meaningless. He knows nothing of judicial decisions except Roe v. Wade, the reproductive rights precedent that his supporters want overturned. He has no idea how to assess any judge, beyond his own superficial impressions. He could scarcely care less what any potential nominee may think about the law — with one important exception.

That exception brought us Brett Kavanaugh, winner of Trump’s Supreme Court sweepstakes, and an advocate of executive immunity from precisely the kind of investigations and lawsuits that now threaten this president.…

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