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  # 2255465 10-Jun-2019 17:47
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I have to admit, I often find Rachel Maddow of MSNBC long-winded.

But man she's pulling back the curtain on Trump's sleazy companions, and giving us lots of glimpses of their putrid past, and hope for lots of future jail time

Child pornography leads last week's Trump parade of villains.

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Rachel Maddow reports on new developments in Trump-Russia related cases, including how newly removed redactions from FBI documents show that Michael Flynn's contacts with Russia were more extensive than previously known.


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  # 2255725 11-Jun-2019 08:36
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The New York Times - Justice Dept. Agrees to Turn Over Key Mueller Evidence to House

 

June 10, 2019

 


WASHINGTON — The Justice Department, after weeks of tense negotiations, has agreed to provide Congress with key evidence collected by Robert S. Mueller III that House Judiciary Committee members said could shed light on possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Trump, the House Judiciary Committee said on Monday.

 

The exact scope of the material the Justice Department has agreed to provide was not immediately clear, but the committee signaled that it was a breakthrough after weeks of wrangling over those materials and others that the Judiciary panel demanded under subpoena.

 

The announcement appeared to provide a rationale for House Democrats’ choice, announced last week, to back away from threats to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress.

 

The House will still proceed on Tuesday with a vote to empower the Judiciary Committee to take Mr. Barr to court to fully enforce its subpoena, but even that may no longer be necessary, the panel’s leader said. ...

 



 





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  # 2256180 11-Jun-2019 15:54
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Trump’s Twitter Engagement Is Down, and Trevor Is Here to Help

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Trevor invites Trump to The Daily Show’s Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library in Washington, D.C., to remind the president how amazing his Twitter can be.


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  # 2256183 11-Jun-2019 15:57
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Trump Returns from Europe as Impeachment Calls Grow Louder

A Closer Look: Late Night with Seth Meyers

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump using his trip to Europe to enrich himself as calls for his impeachment grow louder.


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  # 2256191 11-Jun-2019 16:17
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With the Mexico tariffs, Trump shoots himself in the foot. Declares victory, how he's the best foot shooters in the world, and a marksman.

Mexico denies Trump’s deal claims

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President Trump has hinted at additional measures agreed to by Mexico after the two sides signed a deal on migration that averts threatened tariffs.

He tweeted about clauses in the accord that haven’t been made public, including a pledge that Mexico will buy more U.S. agricultural produce.

Mexico, though, denies any side deal on food and said the subject wasn’t even brought up in the talks.


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  # 2256222 11-Jun-2019 17:58
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The Truth About Trump's Big 'Win' Over Mexico

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

If Donald Trump's deal with Mexico looks familiar, that's because much of it had already been put in place by prior agreements.


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  # 2256246 11-Jun-2019 18:33
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The New York Times - Congratulations on Fixing the Border, Mr. President!

 

Should we pretend that Donald Trump made a real deal with Mexico?

 

June 10, 2019

 


Once again, Trump made a series of unhinged threats against another country, leading to high-stakes diplomacy, and the announcement of a breakthrough.

 

Once again, chest-beating conservatives jeered at Democrats for refusing to concede that Trump’s belligerence had borne fruit.

 

Once again, when the details were revealed, it became obvious that Trump had accomplished very little of any substance. ...

 


All this was just the latest demonstration that, personal branding to the contrary, the president is terrible at making deals.

 

What he’s good at is what might be called deal theater - made-for-TV melodramas with self-generated crises, over-the-top demands, and suspenseful arbitrary deadlines.

 

The point of these exercises isn’t to solve a problem, but to pacify Trump with the illusion that he is winning so that he doesn’t feel the need to break anything. ...

 

 

 

 





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  # 2256392 11-Jun-2019 22:08
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  # 2256458 12-Jun-2019 08:55
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freitasm:

 

Say what?

 

Trump gives utterly nonsensical answer to question about big tech companies.

 

 

This verbal garbage is the result of Trump's life-long personality disorder, plus the onset of dementia.

He's incompetent, but doesn't know it.





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  # 2256501 12-Jun-2019 09:22
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The Washington Post - Stepping up Trump clash, House votes to enforce Barr and McGahn subpoenas

 

June 11 at 4:56 PM

 


The House took its strongest step yet in the standoff with President Trump over congressional oversight, voting Tuesday to seek court enforcement of subpoenas for Attorney General William P. Barr and former White House counsel Donald McGahn.

 

On a party-line vote of 229-to-191, the House passed a resolution that would empower the House Judiciary Committee to go to court against Barr and McGahn over noncompliance with requests for documents and testimony.

 

The vote keeps Democrats squarely on a meticulous investigative track favored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top leaders - and away from the formal impeachment inquiry that some 60 rank-and-file Democrats and several 2020 presidential candidates have been seeking.

 

Still, the House vote reflects the frustration among Democrats with Trump’s unwillingness to cooperate with congressional investigators who argue they have a constitutional right to examine the executive branch.

 

This is a dark time. This Congress is being tested - in this case, not by a foreign adversary, but by our own president,” said House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), adding that Trump’s blanket policy of not complying with congressional subpoenas makesRichard Nixon look like an Eagle Scout.” ...

 



 

 

Richard Nixon, November 17, 1973: "I am not a crook"





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  # 2256567 12-Jun-2019 11:21
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The Washington Post - Trump waves piece of paper to prove semi-imaginary agreement is real

 

June 11 at 3:56 PM

 


On the White House lawn, President Trump was peppered by reporters on Tuesday about a somewhat imaginary agreement he had supposedly signed with Mexico that resulted in the elimination of tariffs he had threatened to impose on goods coming from their country.

 

The response, and Trump’s comical attempt to convince everyone that the agreement not only exists but is also fantastic, are an apt representation of where the Trump presidency is at this moment.

 

Angered by a wave of skepticism about the agreement, Trump produced from his pocket a folded piece of paper that he insisted was part of the agreement, though he wouldn’t let anyone actually look at it.

 

“This is one page of a very long and very good agreement,” Trump said, then went on to describe it in a less-than-convincing fashion:

 

“Here’s your thing, you know they all say, ‘Oh, he doesn’t,’ I just give you my word, inside here, and I would love to do it, but you will freeze action it, you will stop it, you will analyze it, every single letter you’ll see, but in here is the agreement.”

 

Sounds legit. I guess we can just take him at his word, right?

 



 

 

President Trump holds up a page of an undisclosed agreement between the United States and Mexico on the South Lawn at the White House on Tuesday.





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  # 2256580 12-Jun-2019 11:46
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Donald Trump Gets NO CREDIT

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Donald Trump can't seem to get credit for anything, his tweets about the New York Times continue, and a tree that was planted at the White House and was a gift given to Trump by French President Emmanuel Macron, has died.


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Trump singled out this 40 minute episode for a series of tweets

"Little Donny Deutsch, whose show, like his previous shoebiz tries, is a disaster, has been saying that I had been a friend of his. This is false.

"He, & separately Erin Burnett, used to BEG me to be on episodes of the Apprentice (both were bad), but that was it. Hardly knew him, other than to know he was, and is, a total Loser,"

"When he makes statements about me, they are made up, he knows nothing!"

"I know it is not at all 'Presidential' to hit back at the Corrupt Media, or people who work for the Corrupt Media, when they make false statements about me or the Trump Administration.

"Problem is, if you don’t hit back, people believe the Fake News is true, So we’ll hit back!"

Saturday Night Politics 6/8/19

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The Washington Post - House panel votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt over census probe, the next step toward a court battle

 

June 12 at 4:40 PM

 


BREAKING: The House Oversight Committee has been seeking information about the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the census.

 

If the resolution is approved by the full House, as expected, Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) would be empowered to ask a federal court to order Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to comply with subpoenas that sought documents related to the 2020 Census and testimony from a senior Justice Department official.

 

This story will be updated.

 

 

 

 







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