WSJ: GOP Operative Asked Russian Hacker for DCCC Documents

The Wall Street Journal reports that a Republican operative from Florida asked Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0, identified by intelligence agencies as the source of the email hacking in last year's election, for DCCC documents -- and he got them. … [Read more...]

Trump Wanted Intelligence Chiefs to Deny Russia Collusion Story

Fired FBI Director James Comey wasn't the only one Trump tried to talk into ending investigations into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russians. He also tried to get the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to do so. … [Read more...]

Pruitt’s Gutting of EPA Helps His Political Paymaster

Scott Pruitt, the anti-environmentalist head of the Environmental Protection Agency -- aka the arsonist who got to be Fire Marshal -- is gutting one regulation after another, to the delight of rich and powerful polluters. And that includes one of his own benefactors from Oklahoma, where he was Attorney General. … [Read more...]

CNN: Russians Bragged About Using Flynn to Influence Trump

Another new and damaging revelation concerning Russia and Trump. CNN is reporting that the Russians bragged about how they had developed a relationship with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and could use that to influence Trump to get what they wanted. … [Read more...]

House #2 Thinks Putin Pays Trump

Only a short time before the announcement of the special counsel came out, the Washington Post reported that Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader (2nd behind Paul Ryan in the House GOP), said last year that he thinks Vladimir Putin has Trump on the payroll. And it's on tape. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Hypocritical Accusation of Hypocrisy

Many reports say Trump was shocked that his decision to fire James Comey was not praised by Democrats, many of whom had been highly critical of Comey themselves. So he took to Twitter to falsely claim that Democrats are being hypocritical in not supporting him. … [Read more...]

Trump Decided to Fire Comey, Then Wanted Support

To hear the White House tell the story in public, Trump was only following the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein in firing FBI Director James Comey. Privately, though, they tell reporters that Trump decided to fire Comey, then demanded that they write letters backing it up. … [Read more...]

Now Roger Stone is Selling Access to Trump

First it was Corey Lewandowski trying to use his access to Donald Trump to make money, now it's the BFF he shares with Alex Jones, conspiracy nut Roger Stone doing it. He's hired a company to get ads for his website using his closeness to Trump as a selling point. … [Read more...]

Some Senate Republicans Not Backing Trump on Comey

It isn't just Democrats who see something wrong with Trump firing James Comey in the middle of an investigation into him and his campaign. Richard Burr, Republican chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released a statement questioning the judgment and the timing. … [Read more...]

Trump Fires Comey as Head of FBI

Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man in charge of the investigation into his campaign and possible collusion with Russia to undermine last year's election. And he's absurdly saying it's because of how Comey handled the Clinton email investigation. … [Read more...]

Lewandowski Ousted from His Own Lobbying Firm

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who was in so over his head he might as well have been standing in the Marianas Trench, has been ousted from the lobbying firm he co-founded after reports that he was selling access to his former boss to clients. He claims he's the victim. … [Read more...]

Is This Why Trump Suddenly Embraces Duterte?

The New York Times reported that Donald Trump's phone call with Philippine President Duterte and his invitation to him to come to Washington caught both allies and critics alike by surprise. But there may be a good explanation for it -- his own business interests. … [Read more...]