January 21, 2019

So has everyone spent the weekend absorbing all the conflicting reports of what happened at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC between a group of Catholic high school students and the Native American protesters? If you were like me and saw the initial, brief clips of an elderly Native American man, banging his drum and singing, as a teen boy in a red “Make America Great Again” cap stood inches away, smiling, you probably jumped to conclusions. I did. I… Read more

January 18, 2019

Let’s check in on how things are shaking out in the world of Donald Trump. So the Russia probe, it’s not going away, but there have been murmurs from some corners that when special counsel Robert Mueller’s report drops – possibly in late February – that it isn’t going to be great news for the gilded toad. We’ll see. Then of course, there was the Buzzfeed story that dropped late Thursday evening. I covered that earlier, so go here and… Read more

January 18, 2019

You know, I think the word “bombshell” is tossed around a bit freely in this business. In particular, some seemingly big political story hits, regarding matters of hidden intrigue or possible criminal activity in the highest offices of government, only to fizzle out to nothing. Bombshells are supposed to hit and then rock the foundations of the political structure, right? We’ve had a few, genuine bombshells in my lifetime, although it seems the occurrences are fewer and fewer, given the… Read more

January 17, 2019

So why do you think Donald Trump hired Michael Cohen, the man he now refers to as a “rat,” as his personal attorney more than a decade ago, and kept him in his employ, right up to the point when those federal law enforcement officials raided his home, offices and hotel room? Was it his legal prowess? I doubt it. Cohen got a strip mall law degree from what is arguably the worst law school in the United States –… Read more

January 16, 2019

No, of course this doesn’t seem like the actions of a party more interested in the well being of a hostile foreign power than that of our own nation. Or does it? So President Trump has balked at the notion of continuing sanctions against his man-crush, Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Further, the Trump administration has pushed back against efforts by Democrats to stop the Treasury Department from loosening sanctions on several Russian companies. They sought to use a resolution of disapproval… Read more

January 16, 2019

So let’s not miss this: According to a story published on Tuesday in Politico, special counsel Robert Mueller has information from Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign aid and partner to Paul Manafort, that Manafort was still very much involved in what went on with Team Trump, long after he left the campaign. So what we know about Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Trump, is that he’s probably going to be in prison for quite a while, for… Read more

January 15, 2019

I really wondered when and how former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s angst over how he was dismissed from Team Trump would manifest. It’s been over two years, but I guess I finally have my answer. Christie is the latest to release a book, detailing his role in the campaign of Donald Trump. The book, to be titled “Let Me Finish,” is due to be released on January 29, and takes direct and brutal aim at Trump son-in-law and senior… Read more

January 14, 2019

Imagine the scene: The president spends over a year harassing and demeaning his first choice for attorney general, because said attorney general failed to act as a shield and loyal subject to the crown, by not stopping an investigation that is uncomfortable to him. After finally forcing out the attorney general, he replaces him, for the time being, with the AG’s chief of staff, based not on qualifications, but because of that man’s public statement of opposition to the inconvenient… Read more

January 14, 2019

We’re going to call this one a theory, right now, because while I’m not opposed to sources being kept secret, for obvious reasons, I’m unsure of how Bernstein got this kind of scoop. Special counsel Robert Mueller has kept a very professional, very tight lid on his work. The “Bernstein” I’m talking about is Carl Bernstein, the legendary journalist who was one half of the team that busted the Watergate scandal wide open, forcing the resignation of President Richard Nixon…. Read more

January 12, 2019

I’m just saying, there’s a lot of Russian smoke going on here. So on Friday, The New York Times revealed that in the days following President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, the circumstances surrounding that firing so disturbed federal law enforcement officials, that they began an investigation into whether he was actually working for Russia, against the United States. From the NYT piece: The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions… Read more

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