After Paul Manafort was locked up for witness tampering pending trial on tax evasion, fraud and money laundering, Trump was asked if he would pardon his former campaign manager. He deflected, saying he didn’t want to discuss that. But Rudy Giuliani made sure Manafort got the message loud and clear: (more…) Read more

One of the few really consistent things about Trump is his anti-immigrant rhetoric, fueled by his racism, But in terms of policy, he’s been all over the board and late last week provided yet another example. Asked by Fox and Friends whether he would support a moderate immigration compromise bill worked on by House Republicans, he was unequivocal in saying no: (more…) Read more

Politico reports that prosecutors have reassembled a huge number of documents that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had shredded, and that very, very few of the documents and files so far vetted by the special master have been found to fall under attorney-client privilege. (more…) Read more

Loopy Christian con artist Cindy Jacobs may soon have to replace her bottomless bowl of spaghetti with a bottomless bowl of pho. In an interview with a woman who is the director of Chinese outreach for POTUS Shield, she said that Asian voters were God’s “hidden weapon” in California to help Republicans keep control of the government. (more…) Read more

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort went to court on Friday hoping to get out of the home detention he is currently in by paying a $10 million bond. Instead, he was sent directly to jail, do not pass go, do not pay $10 million, after prosecutors showed that he had engaged in witness tampering. And the judge blasted him for it. (more…) Read more

Donald Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders have been lying through their teeth about the administration’s policy of ripping children away from their parents if they cross the border. PolitiFact calls the claim false, but it’s more than that. It’s an outright lie and an incoherent argument as well, especially when they blame it on the Democrats and say that they are the ones who need to fix it. (more…) Read more

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had the audacity and dishonesty to quote the Bible in support of the Trump administration’s policy of literally ripping children out of the arms of their parents when they reach America’s southern border. (more…) Read more

Even as someone who trolls the right-wing fever swamps every day, sometimes I read something that just leaves me gobsmacked. Here’s an example, an article by Pastor Darrell Scott — who is African-American — saying that Donald Trump will go down as the “greatest civil rights president in a generation.” Jesse Lee Peterson to the really wannabe white courtesy phone. (more…) Read more

The New York Attorney General’s office has filed a major lawsuit against Donald Trump and his three oldest children over their alleged misuse of the Trump Foundation, alleging a whole string of illegal actions, including using the foundation to pay off settlements in lawsuits against their businesses. (more…) Read more

The report from the Inspector General of the Department of Justice on James Comey, the FBI and its handling of the Clinton and Trump investigations has finally been released and, as was previously reported, it says pretty much the opposite of what Trump and his defenders wanted it to say. (more…) Read more

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