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Putin, Trump, and the killing of journalists

This morning, the President of the United States took to Twitter to say that the investigation against him and his associates — the investigation that has already yielded multiple convictions and guilty pleas — is “illegal and rigged”. He then went on to add — quoting Rush Limbaugh — that those investigating him “ought to […]

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Saying, “It is what it is,” Donald Trump announces that we will be giving the Saudis a pass on the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and Washington Post reporter

Today, Donald Trump issued an extremely unusual official statement from the White House on the October 2 murder in Istanbul of United States resident Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. After declaring the world to be “a very dangerous place,” the President, in his statement, made the case as to why, in his opinion, even […]

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The Trump administration uses press conference footage deceptively edited by InfoWars to justify the banning of CNN’s Jim Acosta

Yesterday, when I posted about how Donald Trump had installed someone as acting Attorney General who has said publicly that the Mueller investigation should be stopped, I made a brief mention of the fact that CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, on the same day, had his press credentials revoked after refusing to stop a […]

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Sessions to be replaced by a Fox News commentator who once described in detail how he would kill the Mueller investigation… I think this probably qualifies as a constitutional crisis, right?

[above: A shot from outside the White House tonight by CNN’s Jim Acosta, who had his press credentials stripped this afternoon after standing up to Donald Trump.] Back in July of 2017, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said there’d be “holy hell to pay” if Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Well, today, Donald Trump not […]

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Trump says it’s not his violent rhetoric, but the press that’s responsible for political violence

When I last left you, we were discussing the fact that an explosive device had been discovered in the mailbox of George Soros, a man who Trump and his allies on the far right have been spinning wild conspiracy theories about for years. [Just today there’s a new conspiracy theory about how the billionaire philanthropist […]

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