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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Regardless of where you stand on Brian Williams, he brought the hammer down on Lindsey tonight.

11th Hour
@11thHour

Tonight's #LastThingBeforeWeGo? A big name in Washington breaks his silence about something a lot of people wish they had known a week ago.

Learn more: (link: https://on.msnbc.com/2Wpyy02) on.msnbc.com/2Wpyy02

#11MSNBC #11thHour

https://twitter.com/11thHour/status/1110396326175477760

Eric Swalwell: "We are going to see every word, every period, every comma of this report."

Kyle Griffin
@kylegriffin1
Eric Swalwell: "We are going to see every word, every period, every comma of this report."
@TheLastWord
10:25 PM · Mar 25, 2019 · Twitter Web Client

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1110367057126871040

Letter to Barr from six House Dem Committee chairs requesting Mueller Report by April 2nd





Alex Moe
@AlexNBCNews

@NBCNews
has learned six House Dem Committee chairs - Nadler, Cummings, Schiff, Waters, Neal, Engel - sent a letter today to AG Barr requesting he submit the full Mueller report by Tuesday, April 2nd. They also want the underlying evidence and materials.

https://twitter.com/AlexNBCNews/status/1110308124471250946


The Trump campaign is sending this memo to TV producers...

Jonathan Swan
@jonathanvswan

The Trump campaign is sending this memo to TV producers:



https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/1110254539163291648

Minority leader McCarthy demands Schiff step down as intel chairman because he's a big meanie.

Kyle Cheney
@kyledcheney
UPDATE:
@GOPLeader
calls on Schiff to quit the Intel Committee as Republicans mount a campaign of recriminations against him and Dems who aggressively probed collusion.

Story w/
@sarahnferris

@BresPolitico

https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1110208379178438656

Trump uses Bibi photo op to look at treason and declare his love for his family, his country, & God.



President Donald Trump on Monday decided to use his Oval Office appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an opportunity lob angry threats at the “evil people” who investigated whether his campaign had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

“There are a lot people out there that have done some very, very evil things, very bad things, I would say treasonous things, against our country,” a clearly angry Trump said. “Hopefully the people that have done such harm to our country — we’ve gone through a period of really bad things happening — those people will certainly be looked at.”

“I have been looking at them for a long time and I’m saying, ‘why haven’t they been looked at?'” Trump continued ominously. “They lied to Congress. Many of them, you know who they are. They’ve done so many evil things.”

“I love this country as much as I can love anything, my family, my country, my God,” said the thrice-married president whose personal attorney paid hush money to his mistresses. “What they did, it was a false narrative, it was a terrible thing.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/watch-trump-uses-oval-office-appearance-netanyahu-lob-threats-evil-people-investigated/

Dan Rather: "I suspect most of the president's political opponents were disappointed because..."

https://www.facebook.com/theDanRather/posts/10161598230490716

We are now in the aftermath of the bombshell. Not the report itself, at least not yet, but the summary of the report by an attorney general who may or may not have used his position to protect the president.

What do we know? Some things, some pretty important things.

What do we not know? A lot.

We know that the president was not engaged in a conspiracy to collude with the Russian government in its interference with the United States election. We know this after a man of integrity, Robert Mueller, assembled a team of top-notch investigators and spent years looking into the evidence. We should trust that verdict. We also know that the investigatigation led to multiple serious prosecutions and guilty pleas of people very high up in the Trump campaign. We cannot forget that.

Almost everything else is at this point up for interpretation. Were there other nefarious connections with Russian businessmen and the Trump family and organization? Perhaps. Others are investigating. Was there obstruction of justice? Hidden or in plain sight? Matters of interpretation up until now, but the report may contain much more information. We need to see it. There is so much left to find out. And the fight now begins in earnest, in Congress, in other jurisdictions, and ultimately with the American electorate.

But make no mistake, the president and his allies will claim this as an unadulterated and complete victory. This is of course an overstatement but it is not without any grounding in reality.

Many opponents of President Trump are deeply disappointed - for multiple reasons. Many wanted Mueller to uncover a conspiracy so vast and so damning for the President that bipartisan impeachment calls would crescendo. That hope has crashed against the rocks of the reality of Mueller's findings. And everyone should accept that or risk playing the same game with the truth as the President and his enablers.

Others are disappointed that a report that likely is full of nuance and reams of evidence was allowed to be characterized for the public by an attorney general of questionable independence from the man he serves. That is a fair criticism and worry. And the diversity of headlines in the press as to how to summarize the findings show the fight for how to frame the report will continue.

But I suspect most of the president's political opponents were disappointed because they felt that this report and the way it will be used will give fresh energy - maybe they fear even unstoppable energy - to the reelection of a president whom they feel is unfit for office for many, many reasons that go far beyond any question of Russian electoral collusion.

To these people I say, steady. It is almost 600 days until the 2020 election. Which in "newscycle years" is an eternity. In the give and take of politics, you can be beaten but not defeated. For those who feel like they did after the 2016 election, don't forget how you felt after the 2018 election. Ultimately to defeat Trumpism and not just the president will require a verdict from the American people. And we have seen that the votes are there but not without a fight. And that fight would have continued no matter what Robert Mueller found.

The president will crow about this as complete vindication. He will gin up crowds chanting his mantras in syncopated aduration. He will rally his Republican enablers and solidify his base. All that is true. Online his supporters will gloat and denigrate any storyline that does not parrot this simplistic view. They will demand fealty to all that is Trump. To those who feel his tenure in office is anathema to the America they know, this will be infuriating.

If that anger leads to despair, the destiny of this nation will shift much more to President Trump's vision. But if that anger leads to a deep resolve that it shall not be so, then America will likely have a very different journey ahead.

The battle lines for 2020 are clear. The question is who will show up to fight for their beliefs, to organize, and ultimately to vote.

R.I.P. Scott "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" Walker, from the Walker Brothers, at 76.

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/scott-walker-dead-at-76/

Scott Walker, who started out as singer with the Walker Brothers before establishing a reputation as a solo artist, died at the age of 76 on March 25, his record label confirmed.

“For half a century, the genius of the man born Noel Scott Engel has enriched the lives of thousands, first as one third of the Walker Brothers, and later as a solo artist, producer and composer of uncompromising originality,” 4AD said in a statement. “[A]udacious and questioning, he has produced works that dare to explore human vulnerability and the godless darkness encircling it.”

The Walker Brothers formed in 1964, and also featured John Walker and Gary Walker – real surnames Maus and Leeds respectively. They’re best remembered for their hit singles “Make It Easy on Yourself” and “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore).”

Trump regrets lack of investigating "a lot of bad, horrible, very bad things" on "the other side."

On the way to his plane to fly back to the White House Sunday, President Donald Trump called Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of Robert Mueller’s report an example of “full exoneration.”

“So after a long look, after a long investigation, after so many people have been so badly hurt, after not looking at the other side where a lot of bad things, a lot of horrible things happened, a lot of very bad things happened for our country, it was just announced there was no collusion with Russia, the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” Trump said. “There was no collusion with Russia. There was no obstruction and none whatsoever. And it was a complete and total exoneration.”

Trump continued, playing the victim of a witch hunt.

“It’s a shame our country had to go through this. To be honest, it’s a shame that your president has had to go through this for before I even got elected, it began,” he said. “And it began illegally. Hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side. This was an illegal takedown that failed. And hopefully somebody’s going to be looking at the other side. So it’s complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction. Thank you very much. Thank you. “

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/trump-demands-investigation-special-counsel-probe-illegal-takedown-failed/

Jim Jordan responds when Stephanopoulos asks if Trump's hush money payments "concern" him.

This Week
@ThisWeekABC
.
@GStephanopoulos
: "So, just to be clear, the president's involvement in those hush money payments doesn't concern you?"

"The president has had an amazing two years," Rep. Jim Jordan says, adding that Trump got a great reception in Ohio this past week (link: https://abcn.ws/2usiT4e) abcn.ws/2usiT4e

https://twitter.com/ThisWeekABC/status/1109836404647837696
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