“President Trump “likely obstructed justice,” could be impeached: report” Reply


SALON

While special counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, legal experts and scholars at the Brookings Institute have determined that the president likely broke the law by firing former FBI director James Comey and, as a result, could be impeached by Congress.

A new report from Brookings analysts Barry Berke, Noah Bookbinder and Norman Eisen found that Trump “likely obstructed justice” when he impeded the investigations of Michael Flynn and Russia’s election interference by firing Comey.” MORE

“Trump Presidency On The Line After Mueller’s Team Met With Author Of Damning Russia Dossier” Reply


POLITICUS USA

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. on August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

“Trump is the most powerless president in American history” Reply


SALON

Trump wallows in a vat of perks as his broken promises pile up

“Rachel Maddow Drops A Bomb: Russia Findings So Damning They Have To Hide Them From Trump”


POLITICUS USA

As Donald Trump and his team continue to insist that the Russia scandal is “fake news,” reporting produced each day shows otherwise.

“How Russia Is Dividing America with Real “Fake News”: The Daily Show”


“Hillary Clinton Calls Kushner Email Revelations ‘The Height Of Hypocrisy’


HUFFINGTON POST

Her comments came just hours before reports that at least six Trump officials had used private emails.

“It Isn’t Your Imagination. America Really Does Despise The Republican Party.”


POLITICUS USA

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speak to reporters after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“Homo Trumpus: Has our deformed democracy created a New Man?”


SALON

“Donald Trump has done a number of terrible and remarkable things to this country in a startlingly brief amount of time. Could it be he has created a new kind of American, or even a new kind of human being?

Of course the question is facetious: Evolution doesn’t work like that, not even in the more subjective realms of politics and culture. It would be more true to say that Trump took advantage of a new subspecies of stultified, deadened, bewildered American — an American still half-convinced of his own greatness, his special destiny, but also halfway aware of his cultural isolation and near-total powerlessness. (In this context, I think the sexist pronoun is forgivable.)”  MORE

“These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election”


HUFFINGTON POST

“The Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.

DHS contacted officials in all 50 states to tell them whether they had been targeted. The department declined to publicly name the 21 states hackers tried to breach.”  MORE

“Trump Is Sinking Fast As Robert Mueller Is Now Going After Air Force One Phone Records”


POLITICUS USA

“Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia – and whether he is guilty of obstructing justice – continued to heat up on Thursday as new reports indicate that Mueller wants phone records from Air Force One.

According to Politico, Mueller is seeking phone records surrounding a statement the president helped write for his son, Don Jr., after news broke this summer that he met with the Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.” MORE