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"Bad Santa"


John Oliver voice: "WE GOT HIM! WE GOT HIM!"

Rudy G to @GStephanopoulos on Trump Tower Moscow planning: "Collusion is not a crime. It was over with before the election."

“What we did was not a crime. But if it was a crime, it was over before Trump was elected President, so we cannot be guilty of anything”?

This is in fact very revealing. It means that they're focused on impeachment rather than criminal indictment. It's pretty widely agreed impeachment is only for actions taken while in office. They also believe that he can't be indicted while in office. These are thin reeds.




Lanny Davis bombshell - more Trump tapes: 'Michael Cohen has corroborating evidence for everything"

“Let’s remember that Michael Cohen has corroborating evidence for everything that he has said,” Davis explained. “[Special counsel Robert Mueller] certainly does. On the issue of the purpose of the money paid to Stormy Daniels, [Donald Trump], the same man who called Michael Cohen a rat, denied on Air Force One to the American people that he knew anything about Stormy Daniels.”

“Now that [Cohen] saw Donald Trump as president, he underwent a genuine transformation because he feared for his country and his family when Donald Trump was president,” the former Cohen attorney said. “[Trump] is the top law enforcement officer of the country and who does he praise? He praises people who have lied and refused to cooperate — the opposite of what a president should do.”

Davis declined to say whether Cohen had “evidence” proving the Trump campaign conspired with Russia because he did not want to influence an ongoing investigation.

Cohen’s former attorney, however, did note that Trump was aware when Cohen “was about to lie” in testimony to Congress and did nothing to stop him.


the rest:

We hope so!


Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?

10:35 PM - Dec 15, 2018


We are all that kid...

Make it stop.


Trump - Scraping The Bottom of the Barrel

Political Cartoon is by Steve Sack in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

"Prosecutors believe they have sufficient evidence to prove Trump directed Cohen to make payments...

Michael Cohen claims prosecutors possess "substantial" information that validates his charges -- and that they deem him "credible."

This is dangerous for Trump.

Because there's good reason to believe that it's true.


Nat'l Review: Republicans, Don't Fool Yourselves -- Donald Trump Is in Serious Trouble


Here is the fundamental reality, Republicans — there is already far more evidence of legal culpability against Trump than ever existed against Edwards, and a federal judge permitted the Edwards case to go to trial. It is true that, if Trump does eventually face indictment, a different judge may have a different view of the law, but if Trump is counting on a favorable legal ruling, he’s playing a dangerous game indeed.

Campaign-finance law is constructed from the ground up to require candidate transparency and guard against corruption. Thus, it is purposefully very hard for candidates to find a way to legally and quietly use substantial sums of money to cover up dirty deeds. In his essay, Smith argues, “Indeed, it is quite probable that many of those now baying for Trump’s scalp for illegal campaign contributions would be leading a charge to prosecute Trump for illegal ‘personal use’ of campaign funds had he made the payments from his campaign treasury.”

That’s likely correct — and evidence that campaign-finance law is working as intended. In other words, if you’re a campaign-finance lawyer, and a candidate asks your advice on how to buy the silence of a porn star and hide that payment entirely from the American people, your best response should be, “Have you considered not running for office?”

To be clear, I happen to disagree with many elements of the campaign-finance regulatory regime. Its mandatory-disclosure provisions expose ordinary American citizens to reprisals for public participation. But when a candidate’s behavior runs against the plain language and clear intent of applicable law, he should not be shocked when he pays a legal price.

The Rest:


Trump's Christmas nightmare.


Fake News: Folks, he's just giving Mick the title (not the job) to distract people

Folks, he’s just giving Mick the title (not the job) to distract people from the fact no one will it. A smokescreen to make it look filled.

Mulvaney ain’t gonna do jack in White House.

This truly is #FakeNews

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