Putin must be asking: Where’s Trump when I need him?
If Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to gobble up another chunk of Ukraine at little or no cost to his own interests, he should have done it while Donald Trump was still president. With President Biden leading the response, Putin’s potential costs are rising — while his hoped-for benefits have evaporated.
Politico says Presidents’ Day should be ‘canceled’ for including Trump
In an article titled “It’s Time To Cancel Presidents Day,” the publication made the case that Presidents’ Day is not woke enough and that it “does a disservice to history” and “is less a show of genuine respect for American history than an insult to it.”
‘One small thing to be thankful for is that DJT is not in the White House as the Ukraine crisis unfolds. He’d side with Russia.’
One small thing to be thankful for is that DJT is not in the White House as the Ukraine crisis unfolds. He’d side with Russia.
Francis Fukuyama, via Twitter
‘Donald Trump has committed the single worst crime in presidential history’
Rob Reiner, the actor who played “Meathead” on “All in the Family,” sent out a tweet on Wednesday claiming that former President Donald Trump “has committed the single worst crime in presidential history.”
Biden orders release of Trump White House Visitor Logs
- Trump has repeatedly fought for the privacy of documents being sought by the committee investigating the Capitol riot.
Biden had firm at center of Trump hacking scandal on campaign payroll
- Neustar Information Services executive allegedly wanted Clinton administration post
‘They spied on Trump’: New filing by John Durham alleges that President Trump’s internet traffic was being monitored
The investigation by special counsel John Durham hasn’t been moving quickly by any means, but there was some activity last September when it was reported that Durham was seeking an indictment of Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussman, who was apparently the source of that now-debunked hot tip that the Trump Organization had a secret communications channel with the Russian Alfa Bank.
Key evidence undermining Ukraine impeachment narrative withheld from Trump defense
In 2016, Burisma Holdings was being investigated by Ukraine’s then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin while then-Vice President Joe Biden’s Hunter sat on the company’s board making $83,000. So Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid to Ukraine unless they fired Shokin.
Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016
“I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.” — Former President Jimmy Carter 6/27/19
2016 Sen. report: Russia changed NO vote tallies.
Larry Elder, via Twitter
January 6 report review: 845 pages, countless crimes, one simple truth – Trump did it
Whether fomenting insurrection, standing accused of rape or stiffing the IRS, Donald Trump remains in the news. On Monday, the House select committee voted to issue its final report. Three days later, after releasing witness transcripts, the committee delivered the full monty. Bennie Thompson, Liz Cheney and the rest of committee name names and flash receipts. At 845 pages, the report is damning – and monumental.
MSNBC host pushes 3 debunked claims about Trump in single segment
- Nicolle Wallace repeats widely discredited claims to attack Trump
Eric Swalwell weighs in on updates in Special Counsel’s investigation
After Special Counsel John Durham last month charged the primary source of the Steele dossier with lying to investigators about a Trump supporter providing its most explosive allegations, some high-profile journalists who made a connection between the supporter, Sergei Millian, and the dossier have retracted their published reporting.
Trump SPAC under investigation by feds, SEC
The special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that announced plans to merge with former President Donald Trump’s new social media company is under investigation by federal regulators, the company disclosed on Monday.
Trump should be arrested for attempted murder
#DonaldTrump should be arrested for attempted murder. He tried to infect & kill #JoeBiden at the debate; by turning up too late to be tested, knowing full well he was positive; then screeched, sputtered, spit, and foamed at the mouth, hoping to infect Joe. He IS the devil.
Bette Midler via Twitter
Forget the Steele dossier: Mueller report release shows why Trump-Russia inquiry was required
- A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that parts of the redacted Mueller report be made public
It Wasn’t a Hoax: The Steele Dossier and the New Trump-Russia Denialists
- People with scant illusions about Trump are volunteering to help him execute one of his Big Lies.
Even if the Steele dossier is discredited, there’s plenty of evidence of Trump’s collusion with Russia
Ever since then, Trump and his right-wing media chorus have been loudly proclaiming that the entire “Trump-Russia collusion narrative” was “phony” and that he was the victim of a “hoax” perpetrated by the Democrats, the media and the FBI.
Atlantic’s Anne Applebaum explains why ‘even if every single word in the Steele dossier was wrong,’ the FBI and media were right to treat it as legit
Even if every single word in The Steele Dossier was wrong, that would not change the fact that the Russians sought to manipulate the US election using hacked material and a disinformation campaign. Nor would it change the fact that the Trump family welcomed this intervention.
Also, given the fact that the Russians sought to manipulate the US election campaign using hacked material and a disinformation campaign, it was not stupid for the FBI to take the Steele dossier seriously. Was a mistake to publish it, but that wasn’t the FBI’s fault.
Anne Applebaum, via Twitter
Washington Post’s Russiagate retraction
Another major editor’s note attached to a Washington Post Russiagate story.
This one is essentially a retraction. There’s no way for major media outlets can keep evading this accountability. It’s crashing down. Glenn Greenwald, via Twitter
The Washington Post corrects, removes parts of two stories regarding the Steele dossier
The Washington Post on Friday took the unusual step of correcting and removing large portions of two articles, published in March 2017 and February 2019, that had identified a Belarusian American businessman as a key source of the “Steele dossier,” a collection of largely unverified reports that claimed the Russian government had compromising information about then-candidate Donald Trump.