Monday, May 27, 2019

Republicans Increasingly Flaunt Illegal Actions

With the administration revving up the offense, administration officials and allies are now openly flaunting their legal violations, whether using their position to campaign in direct conflict with the Hatch act or committing war crimes.

And this was in just one day... 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Trump Admits Losses In Huge Tax Leak

Donald Trump recently attacked a report by The New York Times regarding the leak of a decade worth of tax returns from the president from the mid-eighties to the mid-nineties. Trump went to his typical response calling to report "fake news" but in a not too surprising reversal, the president admitted to the reports findings by calling it "sport" and claiming everyone in real estate played these tax games.

Which is it?

Fake news or reality? 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Another Huckabee Hypocrisy

With Attorney General Barr ditching the House hearing on his role in the Mueller report and his subsequent 4-page summary, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckster Sanders defended his intentional absence by claiming the Democrats should resign for being unable to perform their jobs - a reference to the objections from Barr regarding the format of the hearing, in which Democrats were to use a staff lawyer to question Barr.

“I think what we’re seeing from Chairman Nadler is he’s incapable of holding power. If he and his committee aren’t capable of actually asking the attorney general questions themselves and need to staff that out it seems like a pretty pathetic moment for the chairman of that committee.”

This is hypocrisy at it's finest. 

If one would recall, Republicans hired outside lawyer Rachel Mitchell to question Christine Blade Ford during the Brett Kavanaugh supreme court confirmation hearings. 

Huckabee was silent in regards to Republicans not being able to ask their own questions. 

Barr Bad Lawyer, Defends Self With Heresay

Attorney General William Barr confronted the Senate over the investigation by Special Counsel River Mueller, where he was received by softball questions from Republicans and pointed and revealing ones from Democrats.

While we learned some from the hearing, like how the president and/or his administration have probably asked Barr to investigate Trump's political enemies, we also witnessed an episode of absurdity in Barr's defense of his summary report of Mueller's 400-page report.

Barr insisted we do not really know the truth because Mueller called him up on the phone to say Barr got it right and the big bad media and Democrats are misrepresenting the facts. Barr would not present the Senate with evidence of this heresay conversation, of course.

What makes this even crazier is that a letter from Mueller to Barr surfaced right before the hearing, in which Mueller commented that Barr was the one who got it all wrong and that he should have included more in his summary as to not misrepresent the facts of the investigation and abuse the public trust.

And now Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi have made the allegation  that Barr committed a crime by lying to Congress.