Saturday, July 22, 2017

Both Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort have managed to weasel out of testifying in a public hearing. At least for now.

Courtesy of CNN: 

The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid being subpoenaed for a high-profile public hearing next week, with the two men agreeing to provide records to the panel and to be privately interviewed ahead of any public session. 

In a joint statement, panel Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein said, "(W)e will not issue subpoenas for them tonight requiring their presence at Wednesday's hearing but reserve the right to do so in the future." 

Feinstein tweeted later Friday evening, "The Judiciary Committee will talk to Trump Jr. & Manafort before they testify in public, but we will get answers."

Dammit! There goes my plans for the week.

I was REALLY looking forward to watching Junior sweating it out while being grilled by the Democrats.

Now what am I going to do with all of this popcorn?

Still, the threat of a subpoena is not actually off the table, and I have to believe that at some point in the neat future Manafort and Junior will get their time in the spotlight.


  1. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Like everyone else in this clusterfuck admin, they are cowards one and all.

    1. Anonymous6:16 PM

  2. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Man, this country is now being run by the Russian Mafia. Trump wielding his Pardon Pen. Putin must really be patting himself on the back knowing he has compromised his major road block to world domination. I guess the 21st century will belong to Russia and China. Next thing you know trump will be selling Alaska back to Russia for what we paid for it, or just give it to them.

    1. Anonymous12:14 PM

      Either North Korea will send over a nuclear bomb and hit Alaska specifically or Putin/Russia will take Alaska back w/the approval of Trump!

      It should not come as a surprise - Alaska is currently going through a financial mess (Alaska Legislature created via majority Republicans) AND it has a high unemployment rate. Folks are leaving the state too - moving south or to Canada?

    2. Anonymous12:54 PM

      Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'
      Read more:

    3. Anonymous2:38 PM

      Us Native people have to scurry back to our villages, and relearn to live on rabbits, and ground squirrels while you white people all get your shit together.

    4. Anonymous2:43 PM

      Oh, that big ship makes the Donald feel so big and strong thinking the USA can cream anyone's ass that he selects throughout the world!

      Trump could not fight himself out of a paper bag! He's an idiot and horrible for our country.

      IMPEACHMENT is the only answer to ridding ourselves of this nasty creature occupying the White House.

    5. Anonymous3:37 PM

      Alaska is fine if you have lived here for a while, own your home and just sit tight. Ironically, I purchased my home for 1/6 of its current value right after the last big Alaskan recession, paid for it and just sit back and live life.

      Now, the NoKo missiles could certainly be a reality, at least a decade from now according to the experts, but hopefully sane minds blast that pathetic country even more into the stone age than they already are and teach them a lesson. Face it, we'd really be doing most of them a favor as they live life on the fringe most without modern utilities and adequate food, under the leadership of a crazy man with bad hair...oh, wait, so do we ;-)

  3. Anonymous11:35 AM

    They came to some kind of an 'agreement' w/our government officials? I question that!

    How could they when it involves a Trump and Manafort? Makes no sense to me. How do they know the documents they will receive will be authentic? Were they received and checked first before agreeing to anything by our officials? The USA rolls over way too easily.

    Questions, questions!

  4. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Did anybody really believe either of these two would testify? Even if they did, would you believe one word?

    1. Anonymous12:35 PM

      Not a one, and I knew they wouldn't do it public. How stupid are people to believe what will be reported.

    2. Anonymous2:39 PM

      Every damned one of them that all lawyered up back a month ago, know they did wrong and now the scummy lawyers are gonna try every avenue of escape for this spy ring. Putin is using our American ways to do us in. Our greed for the greenbacks.

  5. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Donald Jr has proven himself to be a born fu@king liar. How many times did he change his lie about his Russian meeting? So now we are supposed to believe him?

  6. Anonymous12:59 PM

    Democracy, repeat after me, "I am beat." F**K.

  7. Anonymous1:33 PM

    'Many people say' they are trying to flip Manafort.

    1. Anonymous4:23 PM

      U.S. investigators seek to flip Manafort in Russia probe: sources

  8. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Boy howdy! That popcorn joke just never gets old! You are so funny!

  9. Anonymous3:21 PM

    Widdle Donnie Jr. always looks like he is about to cry. Poor widdle Donnie. He screwed up this time, even daddy will not be able to save him.

  10. Anonymous3:32 PM

    This just tells me that this issue is dead in the water and neither will be held accountable for anything.


  11. Anonymous4:04 PM

    When our government won't protect us who will? Donald has compromised us and no one seems too danged excited about it.
    Is this the plan? We just sit tight and think things will pass? Seems like Putin means it when he sets the ball a rolling. Donald needs to be moved out of the White House. It's that simple. So, I am wondering who in Washington will do it? I feel that no one will rise to the occasion because too much time has passed and now the "Republcians" are afraid of their voters. So fucking what. Leader the country will you. Don't go by a group of crazies. Do the unthinkable and fight for the greater good. Unless you are in on this and you will just sit back and watch the Putin ball roll. Which is why I think Ryan, McConnell, Priebus, and the rest are not into saving America from the Russian leader's designs.

    1. Anonymous4:35 PM

      You do realize that the "government" is only in it to protect and enrich themselves and have little interest in those who aren't involved in "government", right?

      It's all smoke and mirrors and your vote and my vote don't even matter, (i.e. Hillary Clinton won the election by the will of the people yet Trump is POTUS, go figure, huh?)

      It's past the time to even begin to ponder the will of the "government" because they do what they do for themselves and we, as their constituents, are nothing but collateral damage, and this includes all political parties, they are one and the same.

      Really, now is the time to sit tight and just hope for the best or abandon all hope and move to better countries because ours is firmly in the shitter and showing no signs of recovering for at least a few decades.

  12. Anonymous5:47 PM

    thinking about how abusive the US media is and how hypocritical and oblivious liberals are, Its pretty remarkable the Palins are still a close and loving family: all 7 immediate members. NO ONE has been slandered more. NO ONE. That is fact. When one has an immature boyfriend who has to either forget things to avoid saying how much time they spend together as a family or avoid talking about it because he wasn't close to them at all, you know things are fucked u and haters are jealous. I mean, how does an illiterate redneck explain his false allegation that "the palins never vacation together" when pre and post 08, they are ALWAYS together?

    how does one explain not knowing his ex's mom makes famous homemade bread or won an award for salmon or grows zucchini and makes treats with it?

    Liberals truly fucked him up and turned him into an ex and child abuser. Bristol is grateful her husband knows how immature and classless her couple of exes are so he knows why she deserves a humble, non-needy king who treats his lady like a queen. (though dakota gets along with joey because hes a real man).

    1. Anonymous7:22 PM

      Hey guys, remember when we used to give a shit about whether or not Sarah Palin was famous for making homemade bread?

      Yeah, me neither.

    2. Anonymous9:50 PM

      It's nice that he and Joey get along since Dakota is raising Joey's daughter.

    3. Anonymous10:28 PM

      "KILL HIM",GUNSITES,OBAMA,MICHELLE,...What say you 5:47 pm??????? Got quite the laugh with your fairy tails of the Palins. Low life unemployed grifters. Liars,pimps,whores and thieves.

  13. Anonymous6:03 PM

    "the key to unlocking the Russia scandal probably can be found in his financial records."

  14. When all of the testimony is behind closed doors, how can we hope to nail them for perjury?


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