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Mueller now knows that Erik Prince’s meeting in Seychelles was for the purposes of establishing a communications backchannel between Trump and Putin

OK, now that we’ve talked about how reprehensible of a human being Betsy DeVos is, let’s talk about her brother, Erik Prince, the man behind the extremely shady private military company Blackwater… You remember Prince, right? He’s the enthusiastic, far-right Trump supporter who, not too long ago, told members of the House Intelligence Committee that […]

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And this is why we can’t find anyone to serve in our Diplomatic Corps

Yesterday, when Energy Secretary Rick Perry referred to Puerto Rico as a country, apparently not understanding that it’s an American territory, I though that we’d perhaps reached a Trump administration low point that might actually stand through the weekend. But then Trump took the stage at at a conference of American hate groups today and […]

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Follow the money… And keep an eye on the sanctions… The quid pro quo at the heart of the the relationship between the Trump administration and the government of Vladamir Putin is finally beginning to emerge

Earlier today, as Trump was formally bringing an end to the era of American global leadership by backing out of the Paris accord over the protests of environmentalists, business leaders and world leaders alike, some significant things were happening in the investigation into the quid pro quo at the heart of the relationship between the […]

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Bannon grabs more power in the Trump White House

I have no idea what it all means, but, while we were all donating to the ACLU and mobilizing to fight Trump’s Muslim ban, news came out that our President, by executive order, had removed the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the National Security Council, replacing […]

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