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Saturday, November 17, 2018

#EndorseThis: How The Swamp Became A Trump Cesspool

To mark the anniversary of Trump’s “drain the swamp” slogan, John Oliver drills down into the muck of Washington today. As he notes, Trump named a “laughable” number of former business executives to oversee policies that directly benefit themselves and their former employers.

Indeed by now, everyone has figured out that Trump and his appointees have degraded the swamp into a cesspool of corruption.

But just how deep and how filthy is exposed with remarkable originality by the investigative staff at Last Week Tonight — who discovered, for instance, a truly startling piece of video starring Scott Angelle, an Interior Department official whose job is to oversee offshore oil rig safety.…

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Mueller Bids Farewell To Sessions In SNL Cold Open

In the opening scene of Saturday Night Live’s cold open, Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant) finds Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) hiding in his desk at the Justice Department.

“This is Matthew Whitaker’s office now, Jeff,” she reminds him.

“Yeah, I know,” he replies. “I don’t understand how Mr. Trump could replace me with Matt Whitaker. He’s just a shady businessman with no experience who’s blindly loyal to Donald Trump. OK, hearing it out loud, that makes sense.”

Poor Sessions then ruminates on his “good times” in service to Trump, greeting a parade of buffoonish figures parading through his office as he packs up — iMike Pence (Beck Bennett), Donald Jr.…

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#EndorseThis: Kimmel Laughs At Trump’s Infantile Attack On Acosta

As Jimmy Kimmel demonstrates amusingly, the president’s ill temper yesterday belied his claim that the midterm results represented a “total victory” for him and his party.

Not only did Trump trash the Republicans who kept their distance from him, but he often verged on losing it altogether during his weird press confrontation (not “conference”).

The verbal scuffling between Trump and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta — since barred from the White House by Sarah Huckabee Sanders — is a highlight. The videotape shows clearly that Acosta did nothing except ask questions, even as a young woman on the White House press staff aggressively attempted to seize the mic.…

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