Tag Archives: House Judiciary Committee

Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort receives 7.5 years in prison, and faces additional time in New York, which would not be subject to pardon

Like a lot of folks, I was kind of pissed off last Thursday, when U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, of the Eastern District of Virginia, chose to disregard sentencing guidelines that would have put Donald Trump’s incredibly corrupt former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, behind bars for 19.5 to 24 years, and instead just […]

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Matt Gaetz says we need a border wall, not universal background checks, to stop gun violence in America

When the Democrats took back the House of Representatives during this last election, it gave them the ability to once again set the legislative agenda. And, today, we saw how important that was. For the first time since the Republicans took control of the House during the 2010 midterms, there was a hearing in the […]

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Today in Obstruction of Justice: Peter Strzok fired from the FBI without cause

After over a year of vilification by the President, the FBI today fired Peter Strzok, the former head of FBI Counterintelligence, who, by sending a few personal texts disparaging Donald Trump during the campaign, gave fuel to the Republican conspiracy theory that a “deep state” plot was in the works against the Trump Pence 2016 […]

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An anonymous Republican congressman on Donald Trump: “(He’s) an evil, really fucking stupid Forrest Gump.”

When I first read this, I didn’t think there was any way that it could possibly be real, but now I’m not so sure… Former Fox News pundit Erick Erickson claims to have spent yesterday evening grocery shopping with a Republican congressman who, as he made his way up and down the aisles of a […]

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If you believe the chatter, Trump is getting ready to make his move against the Justice Department

everyone come to DCnow — Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) April 11, 2018 Ever since word came out yesterday that the office, home and hotel room of Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, had been raided by the FBI, people have been wondering if, perhaps, this might be the thing that finally causes Trump to go full-Nixon and […]

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