- “He did not pray,” said Mariann E. Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington. “He did not mention George Floyd, he did not mention the agony of people who have been subjected to this kind of horrific expression of racism and white supremacy for hundreds of years.”
The plaza between St. John’s Church and Lafayette Park was full of people nonviolently protesting police brutality late Monday afternoon when U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops, with the use of tear gas, suddenly started pushing them away for no apparent reason.Continue reading “Peaceful protesters tear-gassed to clear way for Trump church photo-op”
Amid the flurry of details about spying on Michael Flynn, lying to secret courts about Carter Page, leaking classified documents, and more, it’s easy to get lost in the muck. It’s important to stand back, identify the worst abuses, and explain why they matter for American democracy. These abuses didn’t simply follow each other; their targets, goals, and principal players overlapped. Taken together, they represent some of the gravest violations of constitutional norms and legal protections in American history. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, whether you like Donald Trump or loathe him, these violations matter.Continue reading “What the ‘Obamagate’ scandals mean and why they matter”
- Newly declassified portions of a key Susan Rice email confirm that Michael Flynn was personally targeted during a January 5 Oval Office meeting with Obama.
- Recent revelations from the Flynn case fit an emerging, more general pattern of questionable prosecutorial tactics.
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So is the BLOTUS pushing this drug HYDROXYCHLOROQUIN in the hopes that IF it works, he will get nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? pic.twitter.com/sVElPc4bUgHippieChick (@kathy_markovich) April 6, 2020
Democrats already have lined up possible charges if they choose to pursue impeachment 2.0.Continue reading “Impeachment 2.0? Democrats line up possible new charges against Trump”
Among the most puzzling defenses of President Trump is this particular script, beloved of Republican lawmakers: “The Democrats have been trying to impeach this president since before he was sworn into office.” Trumpites like to deliver it with high ferocity and little variation.Continue reading “Republicans wanted to impeach Trump from the start”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is serving as a Democratic impeachment manager during President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, admitted on Wednesday that Democrats’ partisan impeachment was about stopping the president from being re-elected.Continue reading “Schiff admits in Senate trial that impeachment about stopping Trump re-election”