Bob Muellers Investigation Is Largerand Further AlongThan You Think

February 10, 2018

President Trump claimed in a tweet over the weekend that the controversial Nunes memo “totally vindicates” him, clearing him of the cloud of the Russia investigation that has hung over his administration for a year now. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if anything, the Mueller investigation appears to have been picking up steam in the past three weeks—and homing in on a series of targets. Last…


Report: Hope Hicks being looked at for obstruction of justice

February 2, 2018

Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump‘s communications director, is being investigated for possibly obstructing justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to the New York Times. The Trump team originally downplayed the meeting as a discussion about the ban on the adoption of Russian children to U.S. parents, crafting a statement to that effect aboard Air Force One last July, after questioned the president about the meeting. released the emails to…


Republican Response to Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Comment Is Embarassing

January 18, 2018

“shithole” countriesSen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Trump said, “…things which were hate-filled, vile, and racist … You’ve seen the comments in the press; I’ve not read one of them that’s inaccurate.” As of Friday morning, prominent Republicans were that the comments were made as well. It has that the president said, “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out,” and suggested that Norwegians would make preferable immigrants. first racist commentslaunchedBut…


Trumps War on the Press Follows the Mussolini and Hitler Playbook

January 16, 2018

Beneath the madness and the lies of The Year of Trump there remains a constant drumbeat, unyielding and determined. It broke cover on Jan. 22, 2017 when Donald Trump and his assorted flacks began long before, but this concept was so naked, so novel and so unblinkingly forthright that it established the rules for the assault to come, just as the first salvo of an artillery barrage signals the creation…


Trumps War on the Truthand How We Can Fight It

January 3, 2018

There have been worse years for freedom of the press than 2017. Take 1798, when President John Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Act criminalizing criticisms of the federal government deemed fake news. Or 100years ago, when PresidentWoodrow Wilson signed the Espionage Act, intended to criminalize government leaks to the press related to national security. This was soon followed by the short-lived Sedition Act, which made it a crime to…


CNN footage of Trump golfing leaves conservatives furious

January 2, 2018

On Christmas, President Donald Trump said he would get “back to work” after the holiday to “Make America Great Again.” However, as CNN showed in a video posted on Tuesday night, Trump apparently views work as golfing. The Associated Press reported that Trump played a round of golf with pro golfer Bryson DeChambeau, former Senior PGA player Dana Quigley, and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) on Tuesday, despite his claim that…


Robert Mueller May Indict Paul Manafort Again

December 29, 2017

From its inception, two things about special counsel Robert Muellers investigation were clear: first, the White Houses biggest concern was that Mueller would follow the money; and second, Mueller is following the money. Its been seven months since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ordered Bob Mueller to take over the FBIs counterintelligence probe into possible links between the Kremlin and people associated with the Trump campaign. Trumps lawyers have long…


Trump lawyer claims he wrote the president’s controversial Michael Flynn tweet

December 10, 2017

The tweet in question, sent out from the president’s account Saturday morning, suggests that he knew Flynn had lied to the FBI at the time he fired him. That would mean Trump knew Flynn had committed a serious crime at the time when he tried to convince former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Flynn. In June, Comey testified under oath that Trump had asked him to let the…