Tag Archives: 2016

Flynn, Mueller says, has provided “substantial help” to investigators, allowing them to significantly advance “several ongoing investigations”

Special counsel Robert Mueller, in a memo filed in federal court this evening, requested that former Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn (seen above in happier times, chanting “lock her up” with Donald Trump) be sentence to as little as no time in prison, in spite of his having pleaded guilty to lying to […]

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Who among you, if given the chance, wouldn’t shit on Hillary Clinton, and do irreparable harm to our democracy, if it meant getting your very own skyscraper?

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer, entered a guilty plea in federal court today, saying that he’d lied repeatedly top members of both the Senate and House intelligence committees in 2017, when he’d testified in writing that the Trump organization had not been pursuing a real estate deal in Moscow during the 2016 campaign. Cohen […]

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Some Dare Call It Treason: When a former CIA Director starts referring to your actions as “treasonous,” I think you might have a problem

Well, today was the big day. Following almost immediately on the heels of last week’s big announcement about the grand jury indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for committing acts of cyber warfare against the U.S. during the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump had more than ample opportunity to cancel this morning’s private one-on-one […]

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Kennedy announces his retirement, opening the door for yet another Trump Supreme Court Justice

My daughter just happened to be at the Supreme Court this afternoon, with a group of about 60 girls from Detroit and Ypsilanti, when word came out that Justice Anthony Kennedy, after serving 30 years on the high court, would be retiring, giving Donald Trump yet one more opportunity to remake the Judicial branch in […]

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The “unlawful” bombing of Syria, the curious pardoning of Scooter Libby, and the expanding criminal case against Michael Cohen

Quite a bit has happened over this past week. For the purposes of this post, I’d like to focus on just three of the many story lines that I’ve been following; our bombing of Syria, the Scooter Libby pardon, and the criminal case against Donald Trump’s “fixer,” Michael Cohen. Let’s start by talking about Michael […]

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