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Nobody was surprised to see Donald Trump behave like “a sexist dick” at his Rose Garden press conference on Monday, but Seth Meyers has a theory about who inspired that particular episode. Perhaps he watched Brett Kavanaugh’s obnoxious performance last week in the Senate and thought: “Hey, I can top that!”

During that same press conference, Trump turned a question about Kavanaugh’s drinking to his own lifelong temperance: “Can you imagine if I had [taken a drink], what a mess I’d be? I’d be the worst!”

Of course inherent in the premise of that quip, as Meyers notes, “is that Trump sucks…He’s saying, if you think I’m an asshole now, imagine if I had a few beers!”

Seth also has a few choice words for Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, and the rest of the sexist malefactors — as well as the truncated FBI investigation now under way.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

As expected, former President Donald Trump pardoned a long list of cronies during his final weeks in office, including Paul Manafort, his former 2016 campaign manager, and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Andrew Weissmann, who served as a lead prosecutor for then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office from 2017-2019, offers a legal analysis and critique of Trump's "abuse of the pardon power" in an article for Just Security.

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