Is there a more definitive image of an irreparably broken GOP than watching members of the base calling for the hanging of Republican Vice President Mike Pence as they stormed the U.S. Capitol (where Pence was presiding over the electoral count)? It seems like a pretty strong contender.
After years of Donald Trump undermining our democracy with the enabling of the Republican Party and conservative media (including Fox News) providing the platform for their lies, last Wednesday’s attempted coup was the inevitable culmination.
South Carolina was the desperately needed boost Joe Biden’s campaign required to remain viable. However, it would be Super Tuesday that would give Biden a lead over fellow candidate Bernie Sanders and Super Tuesday II that would cement it. To paraphrase Jedi Master Mace Windu, “This primary’s over.”
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions notified the President that Robert Mueller had been appointed as Special Counsel, Trump responded in pearl-clutching fashion: “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m fucked.” I’m certain there is another timeline where Trump is only President in a Tommy Wiseau movie.
After reading The Mueller Report, I was convinced of two things: 1) as President, Donald Trump committed multiple acts of obstruction of justice and 2) that Congress should open an impeachment inquiry.
Crack open a cold one as I take at look at four instances when the leader of our nation obstructed justice!
With anticipation typically reserved for a new Harry Potter book, special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his 448 page report into Russian interference in the 2016 election to the Department of Justice in March. Separated into two volumes, the report is breathtaking in its detail and a surprisingly fast read.
Volume one addresses the issue of Russian interference and potential collaboration by members of the Trump campaign. Volume two focuses on acts of obstruction of justice that may have been committed by President Trump during the investigation (narrator: he did). In this entry, I’m going to focus specifically on Russia’s online interference campaign.
Grab a plate of pierogi as we take a crash course look into volume one of the Mueller report!
On Friday, 800,000 federal employees missed their first paychecks under the government shutdown. The shutdown, a result of Trump’s Hans Gruber-like demand for $5.6 billion for his southern border wall (remember when he said Mexico would pay for this thing?), wasn’t the only bad news to drop on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The New York Times reported the FBI had opened an inquiry in 2017 (prior to the Mueller probe) to determine if the sitting U.S. president was knowingly (or unknowingly) a Russian asset working against American interests.We’ve officially hit the President Logan season of 24.
Last Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, offering credible testimony that President Trump’s current pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her 36 years ago.
Kavanaugh also testified, where he proclaimed his fondness for beer, smugly questioned if Sen. Amy Klobuchar ever got blackout drunk and ensured a guest spot for Matt Damon on SNL for the foreseeable future.
Following DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen being heckled out of a Mexican restaurant by protesters days earlier, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the first Trump official to be ejected from a restaurant by the owner herself.
Reports of Sanders being 86’d from Virginia’s Red Hen restaurant as if she were the long lost sister to SNL’s Butabi brothers has led the national conversation to question if this reaction is acceptable. Not only is it acceptable, it’s needed.
Nearly two months into a monstrous federal policy which separates migrant parents from their children at the southern border, the Department of Homeland Security announced it has now placed 2,000 children in facilities across the country.
Leave the porch light on for Father Merrin and Father Karras, because the Trump administration has declared war on America’s very soul.
With just days before the May 12th deadline to re-certify the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump announced to the world that the United States would withdraw from the deal altogether. If Trump’s goal was to make the U.S. and its allies less safe, potentially destabilize the Middle East and ignite a nuclear arms race; go ahead and find an aircraft carrier to hang that “Mission Accomplished” banner now!
In January, two people were killed and 18 were injured during a school shooting in Benton, Kentucky. The social media response was tepid at best; signs of a public finally exhausted after years of reacting to almost-daily tragedies. That changed last Wednesday.