Friday, February 17, 2017

Kremlin tells Russian media to cool it on the Trump ass kissing.

I love you Russian media, I love you bigly.
Courtesy of Bloomberg News:

The Kremlin ordered state media to cut back on their fawning coverage of President Donald Trump, reflecting a growing concern among senior Russian officials that the new U.S. administration will be less friendly than first thought, three people familiar with the matter said. 

The order comes amid a growing chorus of anti-Russian sentiment in Washington, where U.S. spy and law-enforcement agencies are conducting multiple investigations to determine the full extent of contacts Trump’s advisers had with Russia during and after the 2016 election campaign. 

Vladimir Putin’s administration justified the decision to curb coverage of Trump by saying that Russian viewers no longer find details of his transition to power interesting, according to one of the people. In reality, some of the most popular TV segments on Trump touched on ideas the Kremlin would rather not promote, such as his pledge to “drain the swamp,” the person said. 

“They won’t pour buckets of criticism on Trump, they just won’t talk about him much,” Konstantin von Eggert, a political commentator for TV Rain, Russia’s only independent channel, said by phone. “The fate of Russia-American relations is much less predictable than it was just a few weeks ago.”

Most reports on this are focusing on Putin;s desire to keep things on the DL during the investigation into Trump's ties to Russia and the hacking they did to make him their Manchurian candidate.

However there is also the fact that in January Trump received more coverage on Russian TV than Vladimir did, and that does not set well with an out sized ego like Putin's.

Whatever the reason you think most probable, the REAL story here is that Trump did indeed receive more coverage than Russia's shirtless pseudo dictator and that the government had to order the state run media to stop tickling his orange tinted nutsack.

As for the AMERICAN media, well Donald Trump has just identified them as the enemy.
Remember, Donald Trump has never called Russia the enemy of the American people once.

Only that is a label he reserves for ISIS, Iran, and now American journalists.

I wonder what happens the first time one of his deranged supporters decides to act on this and ends up punching MSNBC's Katy Tur in the face? Or unloads a pistol at Anderson Cooper? Or hits Megyn Kelly with their car?

I imagine if that happens the Russian media will be quick to come to his defense.


  1. Anonymous4:33 PM

    I really can't say I would be upset if something happened to Megyn Kelly.

  2. Anonymous4:41 PM

  3. Anonymous4:44 PM

    As we know this is no laughing matter. Trump just put our constitution at risk. Not to mention all media types.
    He is now more accountable then ever for much more. This is not a game mean girl(trump). He continues to cross the line.Everyone who voted and supports him will have blood on their hands!Their will be consequences for all of us if he is allowed to stay and in office. He is out of control!!!!
    Deplorables will act on his stupid statements. He is a big problem .bannon , McConnell, Ryan, peibius.Many more are enabling this dumb Martha fucker!!!

    1. Anonymous5:37 PM

      1 Million and growing..
      "One Million People Demand Trump’s Tax Return, Smashing Petition Record"

    2. Anonymous4:48 AM

      So will those who didn't vote for Hillary.

  4. Anonymous4:47 PM

    "Trump has syphilis in his brain." "The president is weak."!
    "Donald Trump is a pu$$y" MANhattan ally trash cat..

    1. Anonymous4:55 PM

  5. Anonymous5:00 PM

    That picture has the look of a "fuck-face".

  6. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Lush Limbaugh is low rent pos!!
    He has nothing of value! He preys on the sanctimonious retards and sucks them dry.
    Oh! rush limber is my hero ooooaahhhh!
    What a bunch of illiterate morons!

  7. Anonymous5:13 PM

    Morning Joe Scarborough loses it, launches profane tirade about “Fake President” Donald Trump

    ...Trump, either because he’s trying to distract from his Russian treason scandal or because he’s simply losing his mind, tweeted the following tirade today: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” But that sent Joe Scarborough into a tirade of his own in response, aimed directly at Trump.

    Real News. Fake President.

    Morning Joe launched a series of tweets in response to Trump: “Only a FAKE PRESIDENT would declare the First Amendment to be the enemy of the American people. It’s not even Saturday morning and someone is already losing his shit. Someone is cranky that Gallup has [his approval rating] at 38% and Pew has him at 39%. So now he’s resorting to FAKE TWEETS. SAD! This president attacks the judiciary’s legitimacy, the Intel community, and calls press outlets critical to him “the enemy of the people.”

    Scarborough then issued a call to action to those on his own end of the ideological spectrum: “Conservatives, feel free to speak up for the Constitution anytime the mood strikes. It is time.” It’s worth noting, however, that Morning Joe issued a blistering attack on Donald Trump during the election, but then proceeded to go back to kissing up to him after he entered the White House. Scarborough can’t be counted on. But it’s telling that even he’s throwing Trump under the bus this week, as rats like him look to bail on Trump’s sinking ship.

    The real reason the Donald Trump team leaked that National Guard immigrant memo today

    Hint: look at the calendar

    ...During his “victory tour” after the election but before taking office, Trump struggled with attendance at some of his stops. His approval rating suggests he’s even less popular now. The one surefire way to get his largely racist base fired up so they’ll show up at his rallies this weekend? Leak a memo hinting at his most aggressively and violently racist policy proposal yet, whether it’s truly being considered or not.

    Some of the Trump administration’s schemes have been difficult to definitively decipher. But its strategy for leaking the National Guard memo today seems a rather transparent attempt at ensuring the increasingly listless Trump draws a crowd this weekend, as his staff tries to prevent him from falling apart entirely.

  8. Anonymous5:14 PM

    With weird new attack on media, Donald Trump’s latest attempt at distracting from Russia goes awry

    No, Donald, we will not be distracted from your Russia scandal

    Donald Trump likely made history today by being the first Oval Office occupant to ever issue a demented attack on the media, then delete it and replace it with an even more comprehensive attack on the media. And in the process, Trump revealed just how thoroughly and swiftly he’s melting down under the pressure of the job, as the media continues to move in for the kill on his failing administration – and how desperate he is to distract from his Russia scandal.

    Trump has, up to now, only attacked one major media outlet by name at any given time. Sometimes it’s CNN, sometimes it’s the New York Times, but he’s typically tried isolation tactics. That changed today at 4:32pm eastern time, when he was supposed to be preparing to head out for yet another weekend getaway to his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, a desperate Trump decided to begin attacking multiple news outlets at once, tweeting “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!”

    He then deleted the tweet, seemingly too clueless to understand that people can still see it, leading some to conclude he (or his handlers) had thought better of declaring that multiple major media outlets were the enemy of the American people. But sixteen minutes later, Trump replaced it with a tweet which attacked even more media outlets by name: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” This time he also decided to capitalize the word “People” for no apparent reason.

    Actually, there is a reason for all of the above. As Donald Trump’s Russia scandal quickly closes in on him and his administration, with Michael Flynn having resigned over it, and four of his advisors now caught by the intel community having colluded with Russian intel agents during the election, Trump is going down and he knows it. He’s just trying to take the media down with him, or at least create a distraction. But at this point the story on Donald Trump continues to be this: Russia, Russia, Russia.

  9. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Can you remove the paragraph listing styles of harm to our reporters? So many of the deplorables are crazy in the head and that suggestive language is not the norm on IM. Never know what sets someone off to do real harm.

    1. No I will not. I intend to exercise my right to free speech right up until they vote to repeal it, and even afterward.

      Besides it is a special kind of stupid to think that a right wing nutjob would come to a progressive blog in order to get ideas for causing harm to others.

  10. Anonymous5:16 PM

    More disturbing because today the President swore to the entire staff he will "rain fucking hell" on the lives of reporters he doesn't like.

  11. Anonymous5:19 PM

    JOE! " “lost his sh*t,”

  12. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Republicans Freak Out As Senate Democrats Have Made It Impossible For Trump To Do Anything

    Senate Democrats have found the perfect tactic to prevent Trump and the Republican Congressional majority from accomplishing anything. By using all of their time to review each Trump nominee, Democrats have slowed down the Senate to the point where Trump may not get his full cabinet or any legislation to sign.

    ...Republicans and Trump are enraged, but they don’t have any recourse. The only way that they could speed things up would be to work more hours, and we all know that Republicans have done nothing, but cut back the House and Senate work schedules since they took over.

    For those on the left who are screaming at Democrats to do something, this is what they are doing. Senate Democrats are using the rules to their advantage to leave Trump with an understaffed administration, and Senate Republicans unable to get legislation through Congress.

    This should look very familiar because it is what Sen. Mitch McConnell did to Barack Obama for most of his presidency.

    Democrats have found a way to keep Trump, Ryan, and McConnell in check, and if this keeps up, Republicans will have nothing to run on with their jobs on the line in 2018.

    Joe Scarborough Annihilates Trump By Calling Him A Fake President Who Has Lost His Sh*t

    After Trump declared the press the enemy of the people, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough unloaded on Trump by claiming that the president has "lost his sh*t," and he suggested that Donald Trump is a fake president.

    ...I am not one to agree with Joe Scarborough, but he is one hundred percent on the money. No person who took the presidency seriously would ever declare the media to be the enemy of the people. What Trump’s attacks on the media are really about is that when Donald Trump doesn’t like the message, he shoots the messenger.

    What America is witnessing is a president is the midst of a public tantrum.

    Scarborough was also correct that it has been disgraceful that so many Republicans who claim to love the Constitution have kept their mouths shut and sat on their hands while Trump has trampled a document that they claim to cherish and defend. The left has been shining a light on Trump’s treatment of the Constitution from day one. It’s time for conservatives to step up and join the fight.

    Trump’s need for validation and legitimacy have forced him over the edge. As Joe Scarborough said, Trump is “losing his sh*t” over the fact that he is failing as the president.

    1. Anonymous5:57 PM

      Well, for being slowed down, they sure as heck are causing HAVOK all over! Now, Pruitt has been confirmed. The one who says that climate scientists are some type of lunatics, and the one who just revealed thousands of extra emails, which the Dems wanted to read and try to postpone his confirmation at least until next week...

    2. Anonymous6:53 AM

      Don't forget that Scarborough and the dyed blond on his show were two that promoted Donald Trump on their shows for a long period of time! Check their records!

      They wanted Trump elected potus and now they are countering him? You can't have it both ways Joe and what's her name!

      You were a factor in getting the asshole elected to the detriment of our country and people! Fuck you!

  13. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Trump Declares The Media The Enemy Of The People As 7 Committees Investigate Russia Scandal

    ...You’ll notice that the first time Trump made his list he called the media sick and limited his attack to CNN, The New York Times, and NBC.

    The President instantly remembered that he has way more enemies in the media than those three, so he replaced his tweet with this:

    ...He added ABC and CBS to the list and took out the sick. Maybe he thought using the word sick in a tweet was unpresidential?

    At least seven different congressional committees are currently investigating Trump’s connections to Russia with varying speed. The House and Senate Intelligence committees, Judiciary committees, and the House Oversight Committees are among those who are examining the Russia scandal.

    The White House has decided that Trump can’t function without an enemy to campaign against, and they have decided that the enemy will be the media. Trump’s contention is that anything negative about him is “fake news.” The idea of a man who has massive credibility issues with the American people thinking that he can delegitimize the media and therefore, undermine the facts, reeks of desperation.

    The real enemy of the people isn’t the free press, who are trying to report facts and truth. The real enemy of the American people is a president who is doing everything he can to keep people in the dark about his activities as president.

    Trump is getting desperate, and if the Russian scandal ends up destroying his presidency, he will blame the media for his failure.

    1. Anonymous5:44 PM

      "Trump is getting desperate, and if the Russian scandal ends up destroying his presidency, he will blame the media for his failure." THAT'LL MEAN they did the JOB!
      Under the Constitution and Security THREAT WE face
      INFORM the people of the TRUTH anyway possible.

    2. Anonymous7:53 PM

      T.Rump is not president. He is the illegitimate occupier of the WHite House 9-5 Monday -Friday.

  14. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Karma, baby, Karma. Payback time.

    Congress keeps Trump grounded

    Trump's Cabinet nominees remain bogged down and Republicans are sharply divided on health care and taxes.

    ...The Senate left town Friday with Trump’s administration barely staffed, Republicans’ legislative agenda stuck in neutral and Democrats using parliamentary tactics to make senators and staffers’ life a blur of partisan fights and all-night debates. The House left Thursday in barely better shape.

    On Capitol Hill, it’s been a less than stellar start for Trump’s vows to shake up Washington.

    “Slower than we want, certainly. We’d like to get these [nominees] behind us and get on to policy,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). But, he admitted, when it comes to Republicans’ top priorities — Obamacare repeal and tax reform — “Nothing’s ready to bring to the floor.”

    In the Senate, Democrats have stymied Trump’s Cabinet to a degree that has no historical precedent, eating away at precious floor time and delaying the GOP’s agenda until the spring. The House doesn’t have the arduous task of confirming hundreds of Trump’s nominees, but Republican infighting over health care and taxes has raised serious doubts about whether a bill signing on either issue will ever be in the offing.

    The bruising Cabinet conflict is boiling over in both parties after a bitter seven weeks in session. Democrats held the Senate in session overnight three times in the past two weeks, dragging out debates on nomination battles even they knew they could not win...

  15. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Is there anyone in this country after having watched that colossal shitshow of a presser that can imagine aDhump giving a solemn eulogy for murdered and massacred children (like Sandy Hook) and leading the nation in mourning?

    1. Anonymous12:43 AM

      Sadly, I can easily imagine him trying to work into a eulogy his electoral college victory and how high his IQ is.

    2. Anonymous5:01 AM

      When that happens, the mourners need simply to get up and leave and not return to seats until he is gone.
      I doubt he'd even turn up - I mean dead kids aren't about him.

    3. Anonymous6:48 AM

      It's payback time in the U. S. Congress w/Democrats slowing things down.

      Don't forget how Republicans (McConnell led!) obstructed President Obama throughout his two terms!

      This action we are seeing today is pretty minor and I wish Democrats would be much, much tougher.

      Trump is an ass and will never represent the majority of us throughout the country.

      He's as deplorable as they come and mirroring the actions of Hitler!

      RESIST him, America!

  16. SallyinMI5:39 PM

    O?T but still time to keep Bannon OFF the Security Council:
    Just called. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is inviting comment and COUNTING CALLS before it decides whether to approve Steve Bannon's appointment to the National Security Council. I just made a call and it was very easy. The number is: 202-224-4751. You don't have to talk to anyone - just leave a message.
    What I did was leave a message with my name and where I live plus this: I don't need a call back. I'm calling to say that I strongly believe Steve Bannon does NOT belong on the National Security Council and I'm urging you to vote against his being included. Thank you for your time.

    1. Anonymous6:41 PM

      Thank you Sally. I will call them as soon as I can escape from work.

    2. Anonymous7:29 PM

      I posted this weeks ago, you can also email,if I can find the list I will post it again.

  17. Anonymous5:39 PM

    See the picture? That's what I call Trump's bottom-feeding-sucker-fish mouth. YUCK!

    1. Anonymous5:57 PM

      Sphincter-lips. Poo emanating from them always.

    2. Anonymous7:10 PM

      Why all the Drumpf hate, haterz?

      Where's your compassion for this repulsive wretch of a human being?


      PITY HIM!!!!!!

    3. Anonymous5:02 AM

      You actually can tell when he is lying. His mouth opens bigger and his bottom jaw thrust out and down slightly. Watch him.

  18. Anonymous5:56 PM

    "When he wrecks the environment you can't take that back"

    1. Anonymous6:47 PM

      "The Trump administration, it seems, wasn’t altogether impressed with the site or its awards. In recent weeks, language on the website describing the environmental impacts of energy sources has been reworked, and two pie charts concerning the link between coal and greenhouse gas emissions have been removed altogether."

    2. Anonymous3:51 AM

      Well, Trump has his man in place to lead the charge against the environment: What's-his-name Pruitt from Oklahoma no less. He is a friend forever of the oil and gas industries. He is no friend of Planet Earth.

  19. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Hitler did the same. You want to make people believe that everyone is lying to them except you.

    His co-conspirators should have pointed out to President Moron that it only worked for Hitler because Germany didn't have mass media in those days.

    In 2017 the world isn't so helpless that anyone needs to believe any bizarre Trump claim for more than the minute it takes to confirm that he's lying again.

    1. Anonymous6:38 PM

      From what I have read here through links, and other sites, what fries MY butt is that the majority of GOP congress is against him, IF TRUE, yet will not speak up for fear of repercussions from him and the districts they represent.

      It IS Hitler reincarnated. Mainstream media, feet to the fire no matter WHAT he says. He's nothing!


    2. Anonymous8:26 PM

    3. Anonymous9:13 AM

      it's called the GUN - global underground network and when they dump data stand back!

  20. Anonymous6:38 PM

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  22. Anonymous6:42 PM

    "I'm hearing" that it's not the media that's keeping Trump up, it's his empty cabinet. He thought a Republican majority meant that he and Bannon the guru could pick out any old body (even Bannon) for any old job and it would automatically be so. He can't understand Republicans not being on his side, because after all he's the King of the Republicans now.

    Trump still has no clue how Congress works.

  23. WA Skeptic6:50 PM

    DJT=Putin's Bitch.

  24. Anonymous6:58 PM


  25. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Take one loooong look at that picture. THIS, the sphincter that's going to make us great again? Goodbye, America, as I once knew you for almost 60 years.

  26. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Trump Declares Free Media 'Enemies Of The People' After Approval Ratings Tank

    A few minutes ago, Trump blasted out this tweet, and then deleted it:

    Trump just deleted this
    — Colin Jones (@colinjones) February 17, 2017

    He replaced the deleted tweet with another, which named more media outlets and removed the word "SICK":

    The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017

    The language immediately caught the eye of many people, including John Schindler, CNN's Jim Sciutto, and more. Here's their responses:

    I've covered foreign countries where free media declared the enemy: China, Russia, Zimbabwe, Myanmar & more. Not language I've heard at home
    — Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) February 17, 2017

    Let's be clear: "Enemy of the people" (враг народа) is pure Bolshevism. Trump is citing core Chekist slogans now.
    — John Schindler (@20committee) February 17, 2017

    2017: when a #GOP WH, guided by an avowed Leninist, cites a Soviet secret police slogan to attack the free press as "enemy of the people"
    — John Schindler (@20committee) February 17, 2017

    Authoritarians see the press as "the enemy of the people." Elected leaders in democracies do not
    — Steve Benen (@stevebenen) February 17, 2017

    Back in the 1950s, there were only three TV networks. I guess our President* wants to return to those days, with Fox, Breitbart & Infowars.
    — Ed Bott (@edbott) February 17, 2017

    NBC historian Michael Beschloss put it in context:
    On December 1972 tape, Nixon told Kissinger, “The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy."
    — Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 17, 2017

    Others are concerned for the safety of reporters, and rightly so.
    I sure hope that media outlets are beefing up their security.
    — JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) February 17, 2017

    What, you may wonder, sparked that fascistic tirade? Maybe it was the fact that his approval ratings are in the tank. WAY in the tank. With less than 30 days in the job, he's at 38 percent. Another few points and he'll start taking Republicans with him, which absolutely should happen.

    Another way to read his tweet is that he's trying to carve out Fox News as the only media broadcast outlet his True Believers should believe, since they are the official State Media outlet of the Trump administration, after all.

    But whatever the spark was, whatever he intended by it, the reality is that we have a paranoid, angry man-baby as our president now.

    UPDATE: Read this snippet from the Nixon tapes. Tell me if it sounds familiar.
    From the Nixon Tapes recorded between 1971 and 1972. Notice any similarities?
    — Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) February 17, 2017

    1. Anonymous3:48 AM

      I wonder if any GOP politicians are weeping in closets yet. They should be; they brought this upon our country. Bad as Nixon was, a bipartisan Congress with a Democratic majority brought him down. Will the modern GOP rise to the occasion and end this nightmare quickly or will we all go down soon? (PS. This is not meant to be hyperbole.)

  27. Anonymous7:52 PM

    So Dictator Donnie said the media is fake news and the media reported the leaks, therefore the leaks must be fake, so why are they wasting taxpayer money to investigate fake leaks?

    Better than investigating the ties to russia because then they would find out trump is a traitor.
    Nunes asks FBI to investigate Trump leaks

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Friday sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation asking it to investigate the leaks of classified information that have produced a series of damaging media reports on President Donald Trump’s administration, according to three sources familiar with the letter.

    .... Earlier this week, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz asked the Justice Department to launch its own examination of the leaks regarding Flynn. “We have serious concerns about the potential inadequate protection of classified information here," Chaffetz wrote in a letter to the agency’s inspector general.

    1. Anonymous9:05 PM

      Just read this open letter of apology from people in Chaffetz' district to all citizens. It'd be great if this kind of letter took off a couple months before the 2018 elections everywhere:

    2. Anonymous9:23 PM

      @9:05"I never imagined that Jason Chaffetz would betray us all, that he would fail to hold up even the basic tenets of our democracy."
      "In love and solidarity,
      Utah’s 3rd Congressional District"

    3. Anonymous3:44 AM

      Gee, people in Chaffetz' district, he's a Republican, isn't he? How many times has he voted in your real interests? Not very often, I'll wager, because between 2009 and November 2016, the GOP members of Congress were waging a sit-down strike against President Obama. They'll never do that against Trump.

    4. What good is that?

      Like Comey is going to investigate? Like Jeff Sessions will allow it?

      The Republicans will make sure to repress or bury anything that might endanger their power. And that includes protecting Donald Dumbass Drumpf, Hair Furor.

  28. Anonymous8:08 PM

    I will say this....for all the Palin trolls, and even their family that we all know post here anonymously, please share how ANY of this is okay with your God. Now is your time to witness your faith and beliefs. Please quote scripture. I'll wait...

    1. Anonymous1:02 AM

      No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon [i.e. wealth, riches]. --Matthew 6:24

    2. Anonymous3:40 AM

      Well, you know Sarah's busy with Todd's snowmobile race and he sycophants and family members are all waiting with bated breath until he drops out.
      Beagle mo

    3. They will say, as one "evangelical" did to me, "Well, he never said he was perfect!"

    4. Anonymous6:36 AM

      There is zero coverage of a Palin participating in the race....normally Sarah promotes him and it makes the Anchorage TV news as well as the Anchorage newspaper.

      Nada this year!

  29. Anonymous8:23 PM

    NO Pee>"Former CIA chief David Petraeus has dropped out of consideration for the post" whatever that means...

  30. Anonymous8:50 PM

    "Says Rush Limbaugh." bwahahahaha

  31. Anonymous8:52 PM

    Oh Puh-LEEZE.

  32. Anonymous9:10 PM

    Odd crotch situation here just after the 10:30 mark when Trump deplanes today:

    1. Anonymous5:17 AM

      OK,my mom wears Depends.After sitting a long time things bunch up like that.

  33. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Trump-Russia deepens: Senate Intel Committee hauls in FBI’s James Comey for secret meeting

    Yesterday, Palmer Report posited that based on the extent to which one faction within the FBI has been aggressively pursuing Donald Trump over his Russia scandal, FBI Director James Comey now lacks either the desire or the muscle to stand in their way. Today a tangible piece of evidence fell into place which suggests that the Trump-Russia investigation is indeed bigger than Comey, and that he may now just be along for the ride.

    The bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee took the rare step of delaying the start of its own recess today so that it could hold a secret meeting with FBI Director James Comey. The meeting was so hush-hush that Senators not on the committee expressed surprise that Comey was even in the building – and if not for the fact that he had been spotted by outsiders in the Senate corridors, no one would have known the meeting took place at all.

    The key here is the Senate Intel Committee’s insistence upon hauling in Comey now, rather than waiting until it got back from recess. The committee is bipartisan but is majority republican, meaning that the republican faction of the committee must have agreed that the urgent and vacation-delaying meeting with Comey was necessary today – as the Trump-Russia scandal now quickly unfolds – or it wouldn’t have happened.

    Notably, after the meeting concluded, the Senators involved had nothing to say to the media, as noted by Roll Call. There was no comment about it being a good or bad meeting, no urging by the Democrats for Comey to be more forthcoming, no political posturing of any kind. So whatever went on in the meeting, it must have been A) productive enough that no one came out of it complaining, and B) sensitive enough that no one in attendance wanted to offer any hint of what’s going on. But some kind of urgent and clandestine bipartisan Senate action on Trump-Russia is now clearly underway, as we wait for the other shoe to drop.

    1. Anonymous4:07 AM

      They are worried the thing is going to take them all down the shitter.

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  35. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Two Donald Trump campaign advisors had their own office space in Russia

    Trump-Russia scandal grows deeper

    Just days after the United States intelligence community exposed four of Donald Trump’s campaign advisors of having colluded with Russian intel agents during the course of the election, now comes another revelation. Adding to the intrigue, two of the four Trump advisors in question allegedly had their own office space in Russia.

    ...Now that the Ukraine has freed itself from Russian control (with the exception of Crimea, which was since invaded by Russia), the Ukrainian press has begun investigative reporting on the dealings of Donald Trump’s associates in that part of the world. The Ukrainian Pravda, which has no connection to the old Soviet Pravda, has reported that Paul Manafort had office space in Kiev, Ukraine, and provided evidence in this article, which you have to run through a translator to read in English. It goes so far as to document Manafort’s named listed on a phone extension in the office. It also reports that Roger Stone had office space in Kiev. But the assertion then goes further.

    As documented by Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, that same Ukrainian Pravda reporter is also reporting that Paul Manafort and Roger Stone have office space in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It’s not immediately clear what the purpose of that office space was.

    Thus far both men are clumsily denying any election collusion with Russia, with Manafort positing that he couldn’t have known if he was speaking with Russian intel officers because they weren’t wearing name badges, and Stone encouraging an investigation in one breath while professing his innocence in the next. But if they weren’t colluding with Russia, why would they have office space there?

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  37. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Tiny Trump Photos Could Annoy The President Bigly

    Donald Trump has a big problem with his self-image, even getting angry when people joke that he has small hands.

    But no matter how hard he tries to pump himself up as a big man, there is one place he can’t do it: A new subreddit page called “Tiny Trumps.”

    As the name suggests, Tiny Trumps features photoshopped pics of the president where not only his hands are small, but every other body part.

    The photos make the president look even more childish than his behavior already suggests.

  38. Anonymous9:32 PM

    Trump’s Press Conference Had One Goal: Keep The Senate GOP In Line

    ...How to hem the GOP Senate in? Dinners aside, by threatening to unleash upon the senators his base of populist, conservative and alt-right hunting dogs.

    And the best way to do that is to call a press conference and tell the assembled “mainstream” media to their face that they are a desperately unpopular mass of liars who peddle “fake news” because they hate him and everything he and his base stand for.

    Which is precisely what Trump did Thursday.

    Just to make sure his base got the message, his political team had pre-written an email fundraising appeal that painted the press as his demonic enemy. It went out to his mailing list at the very moment he was finishing his 77-minute anti-press tirade.
    Trump Make America Great Again Committee

    And just to button things up, Rush Limbaugh quickly concluded on the air that the press conference was one of the best and most successful in the modern history of the republic.

    So does anyone care about what former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did or did not do for or with the Russians? How about former campaign chief Paul Manafort or anyone else? What about the new secretary of state, Rex Tillerson? What about the report that Flynn had lied to the FBI about what he had or hadn’t said to the Russian ambassador?

    That’s all “fake news,” senators, and don’t you forget it. Who are you going to believe? The “fake press” or the Republican president of the United States, who won so many electoral votes? Focus on the leaks and the lying press, not what the president knew and when he knew it.

    So, say what you want, Trump got that message ― and warning ― out.

    1. That's not going to work for long.

      The Senators have to be convinced Trump has the power to either get them re-elected or defeat them. As Trump's poll numbers plummet and there is more and more pressure from back home, the Senators are going to be forced to decide which side is their best bet for re-election. It won't be Trump.

  39. Anonymous9:33 PM

  40. Anonymous9:35 PM

    New Poll Suggests ‘Fake News’ Has Almost No Meaning Anymore

    It’s pretty much down to “news you don’t like.” And Russia.

    1. Anonymous3:38 AM

      That's not good. I guess Republican voters don't want to even have to stretch their brains to learn facts as opposed to fiction. At this point, one can assume that almost every statement made by or on behalf of the new administration is "fake news." To Trump's lazy supporters it's the real news but the rest of us know to look elsewhere for facts and truth. It's not coming out of the White House anymore.

  41. The latest attack on the press wasn't about Russia, it was about Trump's "Final Solution". He didn't like that the press got ahold of the draft of a document about using the National Guard to round up immigrants.

    "President Donald Trump’s administration labeled The Associated Press’s reporting on a leak “100 percent false” on Friday morning, only to acknowledge less than an hour later that the story was based on a real document."

    "At 10:12 a.m., The AP tweeted that the administration was considering using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops “to round up” undocumented immigrants. The news organization soon published a full story, attributing the details of the possible plan to a 11-page draft memo it had obtained.

    The White House and Department of Homeland Security failed to respond to the AP’s requests for comment prior to publication, the news organization noted. But immediately after the AP published its explosive story, the White House and DHS denied it."

    "White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters aboard Air Force One that the AP report was “100 percent not true,” according to a pool report distributed to reporters at 10:40 a.m.

    “I wish you guys had asked before you tweeted,” Spicer told reporters.

    An AP reporter responded that the news organization had sought comment “multiple times before publication,” according to the pool report.

    At 10:43 a.m., Spicer himself tweeted that the AP story was “not true” and that “DHS confirms it is 100% false.” He responded similarly to another reporter asking about it two minutes later."

    "A Cox Media Group producer tweeted at 11:03 a.m. that a DHS official said the memo cited by the AP was “a very early” draft and “was never seriously considered.”"

    "Nate Silver ✔@NateSilver538

    Because then they can decry the press for reporting "fake news". White House has used this tactic several times already."

    "Dan GillmorVerified account

    If the memo exists the story isn't "100 percent false." But was govt refusal to comment ahead of story aimed at discrediting press?"

    So the press obtains some information. They try to contact the White House for confirmation but their calls are not returned. They publish. The White House denies it, calling them "fake news". Turns out it is in fact true and the White House are LIARS."

    Is it any wonder SNL is having their best season in 20 years? Colbert's ratings have also gone up.

    Keith Olbermann was correct. Is everyone in the White House high? (High or crazy or both IMO)

    No wonder Harward turned Trump down. I understand Petraeus also took himself out of the running. What does it say when a criminal refuses a job in your administration?

    1. Anonymous3:35 AM

      I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the dreadful administration hadn't released the report to "test the waters." If there's not much objection, then their very Nazi-like plan will become a reality.

  42. Poopy Pants is sniveling about running in 2018 in Michigan.

    "The musician, whose most recent success was his 1980 hit “Wango Tango,” revealed in an expletive-laden Facebook statement on Tuesday that he was mulling over the decision to run."

    His last hit was 37 years ago. How many of his "fans" are still alive to vote for him? How many voters will look at the name and say Ted who?

    But he won't run. Because he is a fucking loser and won't take the chance of being humiliated publicly with a huge loss at the polls.

    “If these GOP sonsabitches dont get it right this time I will come charging in as the ultimate WE THE PISSED OFF PEOPLE Mr FixIt Consitutional firebreathing shitkicker candidate from hell!” Nugent posted.

    "Nugent will likely enjoy support from Trump, who has previously praised Nugent as being one of the only “celebrities” to actually like him. "

    What will poor Nugie do if Trump is impeached before he has the opportunity to ride his coattails?

    With any luck, both of them will succumb to heart disease before the 2018 elections.

  43. Anonymous3:33 AM

    The man disgusts me. I guess having a totally unfit and unqualified man in the White House has inspired this other totally unfit and unqualified being to think he wants to be our senator. What an abuse of our political system!

  44. Anonymous5:34 AM

    Time for the global adult police to round up these deplorable dicktaters and put a stop to this nasty dirty nightmare. Start with pooty, trumpy, kim, assad and a few others.

    1. Anonymous9:12 AM

      wow so N O W it's a good idea? roll of eyes!

    2. Anonymous10:31 PM

      5:34 is a traitor.

  45. Anonymous6:22 AM

    I so hope Trump doesn't shut down our media. They are already backtracking on some channels. This is scarier than shit!

    Trump will never represent me as potus - nor will he for the majority!

    Trump is pure evil and has already begun ruining our country.

    Resist America! He is NOT pro America or Americans!

  46. Anonymous8:02 AM

    In 28 days the Drumnpf family has spent 1/4 as much on travel as the Obamas did in 8 years. We cannot afford this pile of garbage. Drumpf seems once again to be heading for bankruptcy - our bankruptcy of the USA!

    It will be 100's of millions to cover them for 4 years. Can't afford it. We don't even have the bill for this week for the two "boys" opening those golf courses in Dubai!

    Remember, Secret Service stays at Drumpf hotels so every trip puts money in Drumpf's pocket. What's wrong with this picture???

  47. Anonymous8:50 AM

    I put Trump's age, height and weight on the site and according to it, he should already be gone. One can hope it catches up. He is a complete lunatic.

  48. Anonymous5:23 PM

    It's all a playbook.
    1. Declare that there is an economic collapse for the White middle class and an impossible goal to bring it back.
    2. Blame a group of minorities for all problems. Muslims, Hispanic Jews and gypsies.
    3. Start their removal or internment.
    4. Demonize the popular press with no evidence.
    5. Replace the press with a state controlled press.

    We are on our way.


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