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It’s his big day!

Well, well, well, the House Intelligence Committee’s little funtimes playdate with FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers has gotten underway, and we have a few updates for you! For one thing, Comey was finally able to confirm, FOR OFFICIAL, that there is an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help elect Pussgrab Trump, and that there is an investigation into possible collusion between Trump and said Russians. And the choir said, “AMEN, NO SHIT, BRO!” But this is the first official confirmation, and Comey gave it.

Let that sink in: The PRESIDENT is UNDER INVESTIGATION like a common RUSSIAN SPY VERSION OF RICHARD NIXON.

Another big piece of news is that Comey walked up to the raging dumpster fire that is Trump’s bullshit claim that he was the victim of a “wire tapp” from Obama, unzipped his trousers, and whizzed all over it:

 

With respect to the president’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components, the department has no information that supports those tweets.

Let that sink in: The PRESIDENT is a LIAR and A FUCKING IDIOT. Comey, of course, foreshadowed this the weekend of Trump’s wiretapping tweets, when he asked the Justice Department to please call bullshit on Trump.

Or as Samantha Bee put it, on Twitter:

The hearing so far has also made clear that Republicans would like to put people who leak mean things to the press about Fuehrer Trump IN JAIL, and Democrats would like to have an adult conversation about the actual investigation.

Benghazi GOP congressidiot Trey Gowdy has been naming random names of Obama administration officials and doing his weasel-y best to insinuate that they’re feloniously leaking contacts between people like poor, disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador. Trey Gowdy does not like leaking classified info one bit, except for when he “accidentally” leaks the name of a CIA operative during a Hillary Clinton investigation. That’s different.

House Intelligence Committee Chair and tattered windsock Devin Nunes has contributed a whole lot to the hearing, asking whether any votes were changed in the swing states, whether the Russians ALWAYS vote for Republicans (LOL), and begging Comey to please investigate whether or not HILLARY colluded with the Russians. It’s weird how he would bring that up …

So in case you’ve been curious how far inside the Republicans’ mouth Donald Trump’s dick is, the answer is “two or three inches, but Trump would insist it was six.”

Oh, and here is another fun thing that happened! Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, asked Comey about all the reports that crazy-ass Trump stooge Roger Stone had contacts with Guccifer 2.0, the Russian-backed hacker who Watergate-d the DNC, and also how Stone bragged about it. Comey wasn’t sayin’ NOTHIN’, besides how he may have heard the name Roger Stone somewhere and SHHHHHHH! He wouldn’t comment either way about whether Stone’s contacts are under investigation, whether Stone himself is under investigation, or anything else. Veteran intelligence analyst John Schindler took note on Twitter:

Boom!

As Democrats interrogate Comey, they are basically reading facts into the historical record about what we know about Trump associates’ collusion with Russia. In response, Comey is saying “NO COMMENT” every five seconds, which means we’re not getting much new information. As Benjamin Wittes at the Lawfare blog explains, this is probably a very good thing. In Wittes’s preview of the Comey hearings, styled as a guide for how to watch them, he noted that the more tight-lipped Comey is, the worse things likely are for Trump. Describing a scenario where the FBI has a shitload on Trump’s collusion with Russia, Wittes explains how he would expect Comey to act:

In this situation, I would expect him to be minimally verbal. He may have to answer yes or no questions in certain instances, including about the truth of the wiretapping allegations, but he will refuse to answer a lot of questions. He will make as little news as humanly possible. He will be exceptionally spare with his opinions. He will make a point of not antagonizing the President. Lots of people will leave disappointed.

Yep, that’s where we are!

So, to sum up: the hearing is still going on, Republicans look like dumbass babies, Democrats are asking really good questions, none of which Comey and Rogers are allowed to answer, and hopefully once this is all over, Donald Trump and everybody he has ever met are going to jail. We’ll update you later, when more things happen!

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  • I see Trump is going with the legal defense of, “Nuh-uh! She farted, not me!”

    • msanthropesmr

      You know that man farts a lot.

      • ResistanceFictionista blondeiq

        Also thinks Dutch are not paying their fair share in Dutch Oven tariffs.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Well, look at his diet. KFC and well-done steaks just burn through you and come out the other end as gas.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      No Russia! No Russia! You’re the Russia!

    • sadboy

      Oh sure, blame Ivanka for everything.

  • msanthropesmr

    Is that why the CIA tried to kill Roger Stone? Because they had the goods on him?

    This LeCarre novel makes less and less sense as it goes on.

    • Oblios_Cap

      They’re killing him softly, with his words.

    • Suttree

      Tinkle, tailor, soldier, slob.

    • Thaumaturgist

      CIA isn’t worried about whether Stone sings. Stone has nothing on CIA.

    • Reddishrabbit

      I feel like the writer had a good start, but has lost focus, doesn’t know how to end this. Amateur mistake, hopefully he just doesn’t kill every one in a nuclear war.

      Now to check if my bomvhshelter bids have arrived.

  • SeeTrain65

    Still trying to play both sides against the other. Great, winning strategy there, Jimmy boy.

  • Lizzietish81

    Fuck you Comey, you had a hand in this bullshit.

    • Suttree

      You are beautiful when you’re angry!

    • tomamitai

      Yeah, that opening statement he made about not revealing ongoing investigations without consulting the DOJ should be shoved right down his Hillary hating throat.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        Did all the Dems laugh and then pretend they were coughing? I would’ve.

        • Lizzietish81

          Somewhere Hillary is ordering her ninjas to strike.

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            Oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please!

  • Nounverb911

    I read on the internets that Roger Stone’s attorney is working as many creative ways to say “I take the fifth” as possible.

    https://twitter.com/RogerJStoneJr/status/843847938828881923

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      It’s not often you see someone demand an invitation to their own hanging…

      • Mary Sandoras

        He’s just dying for attention….I mean 2 murder attempts in 2 months.

    • memzilla Ω

      Dear Roger: Putting handcuffs on your shitgrubbing wrists will still allow you to defend yourself.

    • Crank Tango
    • cmd resistor

      Ok, show up. Bet they’d love to chat with you on Live TV.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Unleash the TwatterBeast!

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    We need to start building a wall. Around the prison where all the Dolt’s horses and all the Dolt’s men, and the Dolt himself, are going.

  • boyblue122

    Drumpf watching his own investigation on TV. A big whiff of reality for him

    • ariel_gee_398

      He’s so consumed by narcissism he’d watch his own colonoscopy if he could.

      • Jeffery Campbell

        But you can! I just had that little tour up the road not long ago.

        • Erala Contratista

          You only get the last second or two, tho.

      • Notreelyhelping

        “Wow. What a beautiful large intestine I have!”

    • Liberoid Ron

      He’s probably thinking, ‘Ooh, that Comey is in so much trouble!’

  • Oblios_Cap

    Did anybody ask Comey if he’s quit beating his wife?

    • SeeTrain65

      “Are you still beating your wife? Answer ‘da’ or ‘nyet.'”

  • TJ Barke

    Let the indictments cometh!

    • Oblios_Cap

      Like a thousand new spring flowers!

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      And may they overfloweth the mouths of the prosecutors.

  • chascates

    It seems Trump created his own swamp.

    • Erala Contratista

      Much biglier and fantastic than that failed loser weak one.

  • george gonzalez

    Quick, we need an English word, as we are going to be thinking “Schadenfrude” a whole lot and need a shortcut to say it. A Nelson “Ha-Ha!” isn’t quite enough.

    • SeeTrain65

      I’d say “SF,” but then everyone would think I was talking about San Francisco.

      • tomamitai

        The cool kids would think you were talking about speculative fiction.

    • Whollyholeyholy

      I propose, “Fuck ’em!”

      • Crank Tango

        A friend’s dad used to say “Fuck’em and shoot’em.” Of course, he would have added, “with votes,” also too.

    • tomamitai

      Krautjoy.

    • Suttree

      For Fuck’s Sake isn’t shorter, but it’s English.

    • You could say “I gloat,”

    • also from Finnish “vahingonilo” = joy of misfortune, or Dutch “leedvermaak” = Entertained by suffering

      • Querolous

        ликование!

    • Apple Scruff

      I like ‘salty tears’ but that is two words.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        “Who’s Cryin’ Now?” works for me because I got damned sick and tired of reading about “lapping up liberal tears,” these past five months.

  • Persistent Demme

    Hi!
    Just checking in!
    Is T***p still the “president?”
    He is?
    Dammit!
    See you later!

  • Good_Gawd_Yall
    • SeeTrain65

      “You’re looking live at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. …”

      • Whollyholeyholy

        I hope not! My kid is there today visiting. I figure they are getting a fascinating education.

        • tomamitai

          When I visited there in the late 70’s there were huge timbers shoring up
          the bases of the Capitol building walls in places. They were painted
          the same color as the stone so they were invisible from a distance.

  • Msgr_MΩment
  • memzilla Ω
  • Chadwells
  • Bureaucrap

    Tomorrow’s news: Trump declares his residence at Mar-a-Lago a federal prison, leases it out to Federal Bureau of Prisons at $50 million/year, so that even while he’s in prison he’s still making $$$$$.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      As long as all the asshats who willingly paid $200K to endure Dolt 45’s presence are trapped contained there as well, I’m surprisingly good with this.

    • cmd resistor

      I think he could rake in quite a bit of cash if he houses immigration detainees there.

    • Persistent Demme

      FIFY:
      …so he can stay there for the duration.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5df6b8b18ac43fd9b5dac6873c7bd2cf4409affed44a50a88a33d5299aec5ce.jpg
    Off to my retreat! I may or may not see y’all later this week depending on how much willpower to stay off the computer I’m able to summon!

  • stankbait

    I don’t fully trust Comey. Yet!
    He may not be the guy we all met in late October.
    He is part of the sowing of chaos and division,
    whether he did it intentionally ot not.

    • Meccalopolis

      oh, it was intentional. but he can still get t rump and put his boy pence in there

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Apparently the Idiot in Chief has nothing better to do than watch the hearings and Twit carefully crafted snippets which (sort of?) fit his narrative. https://twitter.com/POTUS Such as https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/843863057516380161 Yeah, he refused to deny the existence of Santa Clause, too, but he’s still not a thing.

    • Jenny

      Obama was still president when Flynn was sexing up Russia….so what is his fucking point??

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        I particularly love (not at all) the fact that he’s using the POTUS account, and not the Donald J. Trump account, for this. The embarrassment of an entire nation is made all that much more official that way.

        • cmd resistor

          Oops, didn’t see this before I posted similar observation. I totally agree. It is hard to believe that it can continue to get MORE embarrassing every day.

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            It’s truly one of the things I hate about him. Use the official account for your sad attempts at governing, you orange buffoon! Whine out your paranoid conspiracy theories on your personal account. Sheesh. It isn’t difficult…except for him.

          • cmd resistor

            Really, it is bad enough he does it there, because it’s still embarrassing. He probably just left one in a different room and is too lazy to go back and get it.

          • Erala Contratista

            My embarrassment account is overdrawn. Dipping into my uncontrolled hilarity account.

        • Erala Contratista

          Good for him putting it on record!

      • ariel_gee_398

        I think that Obama may have been the source of the leaks? Part of his deep state secret cabal trying to hobble Trump’s administration?

    • chascates

      Ha, everyone knows there isn’t a Sanity Claus.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Assmouth actually comprehends something? This is extraordinary by itself; also extraordinary is that the FBI knew Flynn was talking to Russia before he became head of the NSC.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        I think he may realize that he’s fucked. He shoulda just stayed in his golden tower, getting his golden showers and no one would have cared.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Well, there were those loans from the Russian oligarchs coming due.

    • cmd resistor

      So now he’s putting his whiny tweets on the official POTUS account. How classy.

  • S. Boeringer

    Jesus, cousin: You write stories faster than the speed of light. Were you a part of any meetings with the intelligence community in which classified information was discussed, and are you now disclosing such classified material, and if so, shouldn’t you be lined up in front of Joni Ernst as she whets her de-nuttin’ knife as well as thrown in to Leavenworth until your bones turn to rock and are broken by inmates decades from now? Ahem…sorry. Thought I was Representative King for a moment…:)

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Evolution of my few Republican friends:
    He’ll never get the nomination
    He’ll never get elected, we’re stuck with Hillary
    He’s a showman
    The press is being really mean to him
    The adults in Congress and the administration will rein him in
    Someone needs to take his phone away
    Someone needs to give him a good talking to
    If it can be proved he committed a crime, Ill be the first one to say he needs to go

    Stay tuned…..

    • Persistent Demme

      Live down that vote, Republitards!

    • Liberoid Ron

      That’s some spin. You might need to pry them out of the ground before they suffocate.

  • JMP

    Wait, the FBI is investigating Trump’s collusion with Russia? But just before the election they came out to announce, “Nothing to see here, media, ignore all the mounds of evidence and investigations by other law enforcement agencies, we know that it’s Fake News that you can safely ignore and are totally not just saying that because we have an irrational hatred of Hillary Clinton and so will put an incompetent moron who is a willing tool of Putin in power over her!”

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      And her emails!!!!

    • Meccalopolis

      you’re right, of course. but fuck it, better late than never

  • Proud Liberal

    “I HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO CONFIRM THAT THE FBI AS PART OF OUR COUNTERINTELLIGENCE MISSION IS INVESTIGATING THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. AND THAT INCLUDES INVESTIGATING THE NATURE OF ANY LINKS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT…”

    ~Director of the FBI, James Comey

    Music to my ears.

  • memzilla Ω

    …[Comey] will refuse to answer a lot of questions.

    Wenstrup REALLY tried to delegitimize all the accusations, and Comey just stonewalled every one of his attempts. “That’s not a question I can answer.”

  • Apple Scruff

    “Benghazi GOP congressidiot Trey Gowdy has been naming random names of Obama administration officials”

    However, he refused to mention Michael Flynn by name, instead referring to him as “citizen”.

  • Shibusa

    https://twitter.com/MartinHeinrich/status/843871832570761218
    This is a Senate Inteligence Committee member.

    • cmd resistor

      As they say, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Problem is, he didn’t technically “make it up”. He repeated-as he frequently does-a wingnut lie concocted by right wing conspiracy theorists…..which is both worse and more troubling.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Please don’t make me like Joe Scarborough.

    • Snopes Shop

      You don’t have to. Not ever.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Whew! Thx.

  • laughingnome

    They were dancing around the Russian hooker pee stuff for a few seconds. I can’t wait for someone to mention peeing prostitutes at some point.

    • Greyhame

      I can just imagine the oblique line of questioning they would have to use to wheedle-out generalized Bureau policy from Comey concerning pee hooker blackmail scenarios.

  • Shibusa
    • Greyhame

      Lock them up!

    • Erala Contratista

      Well! Hush ma mouf!

  • Jeffery Campbell

    “tattered windsock Devin Nunes” caused my to snort coffee out my nose and now my keyboard is ruined. Please excuse any typos as a result.

  • Shoto

    Hey Deliverance Boy Gowdy: When you’ve lost Dry-Drunk Joe-Scar…

  • monoglot

    I never thought, after Watergate and watching a president resign, that my country would, in my lifetime, elect someone so corrupt again.

    I was right.

    We outdid ourselves.

    And, once again, it is a Republican.

    These hearings are heartening, and it is my hope that 45 spends the remainder of his days rotting in a for-profit prison.*

    *used to be the traditional punishment for treason–drawing and quartering–but 21st century mercy and all…

    • Liberoid Ron

      While having he and his enablers given the traditional French short-back-and-sides would be satisfying, I’d actually rather they rot in maximum security for the rest of their worthless lives, so they could watch everything they tried to do systematically repaired and their persons made anathæma all over the globe.

    • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

      They can just draw and quarter his bank accounts & business holdings, instead.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        Nothing would please me more than to have Preznit Pussgrab act out, in real life, the “this is all I need” scene from “The Jerk.”

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    Hey, did the Rooshians fuck with Disqus?…

    • laughingnome

      That’s obvious.

    • Sister the Resister

      Them, or the trollish types on our very own continent. Grrrrr…. lost a snarky comment I meant to post too!

    • Crank Tango

      Da.

    • Rick Hill

      I’m sayin’…everytime Wonkeville runs an article on Russian involvement….

    • tomamitai

      Disqus shaves with Hanlon’s Razor.

    • Rick Hill

      “Is not anything from Russia. Is obviously inferior American commentary, unable to perform correctly. Is better for you to go about your day and concern yourself with things of more importance, Comm…citizen”

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      YES! Just as I was about to post a comment that would send Little Babby Donnie to Gitmo for enhanced interrogation.

    • Liberoid Ron

      I went and did some necessary sewing. Thanks, Putin!

  • Ricky Gay

    best reportage on the webs!

  • goonemeritus

    I bet Trumps impeachment parade will be the biggest in history, truly epic.

    • laughingnome

      Bigger than Obama’s

      • goonemeritus

        I bet the parks department will try to hide this too.

    • ariel_gee_398

      I think a nation-wide jazz funeral for his administration would be appropriate.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        I would second-line the hell out of that.

      • Pierre_de_Fermat

        all across the Nation!!!

        A ticker tape parade in NYC.

        • ariel_gee_398

          We will litter the streets with recyclable and biodegradable shreds of his various Executive Orders.

    • NastyBossetti

      I will cancel all of my plans in order to attend.

      • Sister the Resister

        Whole cities, at least here on the Left Coast, will celebrate!

        • NastyBossetti

          I’m thinking in Philly it will be sort of like when the Phillies won the world series. Small, celebratory fires will be lit in trash cans around the city. A man in a bar will cry, “Yes! Yes! We’re finally good at something!” A cop will probably push me for no reason. A fun time will be had by all!

          • Sister the Resister

            Yeah, and then it’ll turn out the cop was sipping a little on the sly, and he comes back a little later for big mushy hug, burbling “I love you, bro!” and then with wild abandon dances naked in front of a trash can bonfire. A good time was/will be had be all/most.

          • ariel_gee_398

            If it’s summer, all the dumpsters will be turned into swimming pools for block parties.

          • Meccalopolis

            nitrous hits for all!!!

        • Occupied Territory of Kavefish
          • Sister the Resister

            Jeebus, that clip made me all teary. :)

      • Liberoid Ron

        I’m sure it will be declared a national holiday.

    • Persistent Demme

      I have my summer-weight pussy hat ready to go!

    • Crank Tango

      I’d totes fly to DC if they would haul him down the street in a tumbril. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Lavisse_elementaire_156_terreur_charrette.jpg

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      I’d appreciate it if they can do it next weekend because I’ll be in DC.

      • Liberoid Ron

        Let them know. If you’re polite I’m sure they’ll push up the schedule to accommodate you. They can be good that way.

      • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

        I’d appreciate a fifty-state road tour so we can all have a chance to shout and wave Hi as the paddy wagon trundles by on the way to the hoosegow.

  • UncleTravelingMatt
    • Persistent Demme

      Brave Uncle!
      (I hope our Wonkette doesn’t go down again!)
      Hi, Russian hackers!

  • SayItWithWookies

    It would be so nice if this segued right into impeachment hearings. Additionally, if Comey’s takedown of the wire tapp claim further discredits Fox News, that will be gravy — all their viewers can now discover that so-called Judge Napolitano doesn’t know a fuckin’ fact from a handsaw.

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      Judge Napolitano doesn’t know a fuckin’ fact from a handsaw.

      Not even when the wind is southerly!

    • Liberoid Ron

      Their viewers won’t care. Too much of the Kool-aid is sloshing around in their bloodstreams. But it might cause some disquiet in the few still capable of some sort of reason.

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    Schindler:
    //twitter.com/20committee/status/843859754313224197

    embed:

    In
    light of #ComeyHearing,
    I remind TeamTrump that the first couple folks who talk generally get
    the best deal, maybe even tennis prison.— John
    Schindler (@20committee) March
    20, 2017

    However, he has a lot of on-going commentary about today’s session on his Twitter feed
    https://twitter.com/20committee

    • Notreelyhelping

      Schindler has been great on this stuff the last few weeks. He’s obviously pissed off.

      • Pierre_de_Fermat

        Almost all the right/conservative/Republican #natsec types are. It isn’t a few. Schindler has been particularly angry about it, though. They all get it from the cult/trolls.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    “FBI Comey says Obama did not wire tape me. WRONG! All he needs to do is watch The Shows to learn the truth.” #DeletedTrumpTweets

    • laughingnome

      General Hospital… As the World Turns…

      • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

        “As the Worm Turns.”

        • Querolous

          “The Hung and the Useless.”

    • sadboy

      Which FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation or Fox Babbling Idiots?

    • Sesame Street?

  • azeyote

    what’s the over – under for trumps resignation

    • I still got one year

    • snark-lurker

      don’t know but bet it won’t come from Comey, not now

    • chicken thief

      If he signs any “tax cuts for the rich/corporations” and his approval with the base stays as high as it is, the GOP won’t let him.

      • Meccalopolis

        they’ll wait til after the precious is in hand

  • Oh hell, if nothing else, just Comey coming out and saying no, Trump is a big fat liar who listens to big fat liars and Obama did no tapping was good enough for me XD
    I am easy to please

  • Lefty Wright

    The shit is getting ready to hit the fan. I doubt the FBI has informed Trump about what they do or do not have at this point since he is central to the investigation, but Trump knows he has some serious connections that can be dug up. He has already started trying to discredit the FBI. This is like the drug dealer when the cops bust in. He knows he has drugs there, the cops do too, they just do not know exactly where. He will do his best to lead them to another location in the house and try to distract them, but eventually they will find the false panel behind all the dirty clothes in the back bedroom closet. And like the drug dealer, Trump is starting to sweat the closer they get to that closet.

    • tomamitai

      they will find the false panel behind all the dirty clothes in the back bedroom closet

      That’s a tad specific! Do we now know where to look for your stash, or are you trying to distract attention from its real location?

    • Liberoid Ron

      We’ll know they’re there when he flies to Castle Trumplevania and doesn’t come back.

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      And behind that secret panel, will we find a bunch of tax returns?

    • Meccalopolis

      that about sums it up

  • Kiri the Paid Protestor

    So, to sum up: the hearing is still going on, Republicans look like dumbass babies, Democrats are asking really good questions, none of which Comey and Rogers are allowed to answer, and hopefully once this is all over, Donald Trump and everybody he has ever met are going to jail.

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/cdclukey/doonesbury-guilty.jpg?t=1255361690

  • laughingnome

    Why are some of the most loathsome congressmen Republicans from Ohio?

    • BrendaKay

      Because, Ohio is the heart of it all?
      /I grew up in Ohio & left in 1999
      //Ohio disappoints me often these days

    • tomamitai

      “Loathsome congressmen Republicans” is unnecessarily redundant.

    • chicken thief

      THE OTHER 49 STATES THAT HAVE ANY GOP REPS LIBELS!!1!!!

  • Paperless Tiger

    Well, my specialization is fanning conspiracy theories about routine emails, but, now that you mention it, the Russians have destroyed our political system also too. You think I should maybe look at that?

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    But Hillary should have invaded Russia and stopped this, or hacked Donnie’s Twitter, or danced an interpretive dance at a debate as a warning to the American people, or sent out a revealing email, since she loves emails so much, so people could see the carefully hidden fact Donald Trump is a psychotic crook and liar before they voted for him. This is all her fault.

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      I blame Obama.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Most dire global problems can be mitigated by interpretive dance. And drum circles.

      • tomamitai

        Can we olds skip the tiresome dancing and drumming and just pass a joint ’round the circle?

        • Liberoid Ron

          WAY ahead of you.

    • The Witch of Endor

      You know, with very little editing, you could post this to damn near any pro-trump site and get instant acceptance.

      I’m going to go throw up now.

  • TakingAmes

    So what’s the over-under on when Comey gets shitcanned?

    • laughingnome

      It would hasten Trump’s downfall. So probably won’t happen soon.

      • tomamitai

        It might if he can fire him via Twitter.

  • Jennaratrix
  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Glad Comey is holding things close to the vest. We sure wouldn’t want any potentially inaccurate and libelous information to leak in advance. Sheesh.

    https://twitter.com/IfHillaryHad/status/843835217248899073

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    “With respect to the president’s tweets ”

    So not statements or press releases but “Tweets.”

    Let that sink in for a moment.

    • Proud Liberal

      He’s a national embarrassment.

      • cmd resistor

        International. Global. Universal. Galaxy-wide.

        • Liberoid Ron

          People in the galaxy MACS0647-JD are talking about how embarrassing he is. Even the ones who voted for Glorpnark.

          • AJ Milne

            Glorpnark gets a hard ride. Yes, gets a bit confused during long meetings, polls terribly with younger Zognarfians who want someone they can relate to. And then there’s the scandals. But who among us _hasn’t_ wound up in the odd dodgy neighbourhood during our spore-forming phase?

            (… also, even now, in his adult phase, with all sixty tentacles writhing, most members of sentient species in the Local Group still say they’d feel safer alone in a room with him than with Trump.)

        • Nasty Candy Apple

          Also, a retroactive embarrassment. Neanderthals are asking themselves where they went wrong.

        • chicken thief

          Those mystery radio waves have been translated: The fucking Orange POTUS is a Russian pawn, ahahahahaha!

          • LucindathePook

            I thought they said S-E-N-D-M-O-R-E-C-H-U-C-K-B-E-R-R-Y.

        • Rags

          multiverse.

      • He is an embarrassment to all primates.

    • Greyhame

      Every day the orange beast continues to squat in the Oval Office is yet another day of an illegitimate pretender making a farce of our system of government.

    • CeeQ

      I know. I can’t believe that idiot’s tweets had to be cited in a congressional hearing.

  • Proud Liberal

    Fucking Republicans are only asking questions about the leaks, not the possible collusion and why there is a need for an investigation! Assholes.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      They really are afraid to go there.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They’re afraid it will be become obvious that they are all in on it.

  • medcannabis1

    The movie scripts are writing themselves…..

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      Novels too. I’m thinking something like LeCarre as re-imagined by Elmore Leonard (or Carl Hiaasen) — except, clownish as they are – this isn’t funny.

      • medcannabis1

        Where is James Clavell when you need him… this is like Shogun…

        • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

          Not enough seppuku for my taste…yet.

      • Erala Contratista

        Hiassen does righteous anger really well AND makes me laugh immoderately.

      • Meccalopolis

        james elroy has got to write this

      • Rags

        I thought Orwell already wrote this.

  • eyelashviper

    The Stunted Elf Jeffie Sessions must be frantic by now, trying to find a hiding place where Bannon can’t find him.
    Comey just set his sad little world on fire.

    • Miles Monroe

      ELVEN LIBELZ !!!

  • Apple Scruff

    So here is something interesting on this bathroom break. For days, I’ve been seeing commercials from American Action Network, asking us to “thank” my congressman for voting in favor of Trumpcare.

    But my congressman (a Republican), only just made an official announcement yesterday and he is NOT supporting it.

    Turns out, this PAC supports Paul Ryan and it has been targeting GOPers who are on the fence about the healthcare bill. Like, they’re trying to force their hands into voting yes by airing these commercials.

    Scumbags.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      UGH!!!!

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      I’ve got one of the Freedumb Caucus idjits as my Congresscritter. He’s currently on record as a “no” vote, but I don’t trust him since his ultimate vision is full repeal. It’s a weird feeling that I’m supporting his no vote, but not the “why” behind that vote.

      • puredog

        Sausage, this is how we makes it.

  • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

    Is Comey done testifying for today?

    • snark-lurker

      piss break

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Bring in the hookers!

  • Giachino Sarconi

    Now old inbred Trey Gowdy will spend millions of taxpayers money trying to prosecute WaPo & New York Times

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      The terrifying thing is that he’s actually young and inbred.

  • Jgb979

    Really dont think Treason leaks are as important as……oh I dunno…..Treason.

    If (ha if!) Trump collaborated with a hostile foreign government to steal an election win, those who expose it are heroes not criminals.

    • Crank Tango

      If (ha if!) Trump collaborated with a hostile foreign government to steal an election win, those who expose it are heroes not criminals.

      I’d like that on a bumper sticker, please and thank you.

    • snark-lurker

      derpends witch side youz on

    • arundel
  • Mavenmaven

    Can we assume that Trump will fire the entire FBI by tomorrow?

    • Meccalopolis

      oh please let him try. then we could proceed directly to constitutional crisis instead of waiting six months

  • Liberoid Ron

    Can we just skip to the end? I never did care for cliffhangers.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Me neither. Gallows are a lot more effective for that purpose.

    • Querolous

      If Drumph was hanging on to a cliff by his little itty bitty fingers and I was wearing hob-nail boots, well… (with votes)

  • Wait, everyone Dampnut knows may go to jail? This is terrible news for Kevin Mcallister…

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Bless this nutritious country, and the Russians who sold it to me on sale.

  • zerosumgame0005

    all the talkie talkie seems to be about Adam Schiff doing the actual real questions thing, since I cannot watch it live here can anyone tell all about his grilling Comey?

    • eyelashviper

      Comey won’t answer many questions, and in some cases it is legit, but Schiff asks them all anyway to get them on record.

      • zerosumgame0005

        oh, I bet Trumps undies are all sweating and smell like pee (which turns him on, so confusing for him! (allegedly!))

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    The DNC would not let the FBI in to look? Look at what? Their dicks? I wouldn’t let them see mine for free either.

    • Chris Mattson

      Is your price reasonable though?

      • puredog

        Measured by the pound, yes.

  • I was listening to the past punditry podcast this morning (I highly recommend it, 3 historians discussing past influences/comparisons with current news) and the host shared a story about how Watergate came to be. Before the ’68 election Nixon was working with a friend to keep the North Vietnamese away from the bargaining table since peace talks would help Humphrey and hurt him. Johnson knew this from spying on the Vietnamese and requested to wiretap the Nixon campaign for proof of his treason. Johnson was denied permission, but after Nixon won, Hoover pretended that they had bugged him to gain some leverage over Nixon. This is what convinced him to form the plumbers and start his own illegal surveillance program.
    The interesting point here is that if Trump’s charges about Obama bugging him were true, then Obama is Johnson and Trump Nixon (who did commit treason apparently). So, Trump was even more stupid to make those tweets than he even realized.

  • chicken thief

    “…hopefully once this is all over, Donald Trump and everybody he has ever met are going to jail.”

    Including poor Donald, Jr?! Will they teach him how to sit properly in a federal pen?

    • You know what kind of joke DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE BY ALL THE RULES would be appropriate right here..?

      • Doesn’t that depend on how they teach him to sit. It could just mean that the prison docs will surgically remove that stick or silver spoon that is stuck up his rump.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        If you erased all the Rules violations, my mind would be left pretty Barron.

      • Edith Prickly
    • stubbornirishlass

      I’d prefer to see him in a pen full of hungry exotic animals.

  • under_score

    oh my, a whole lot of “can’t answer” to questions re: Trump, Trump Jr, $$$, and Russia

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Lots of no comments? Usually means guilty, guilty, guilty.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    “All the President’s ‘люди.'”

  • Clyde Barrow

    You know shit is bass ackwards when there are people in America getting pulled over on minor traffic violations that are getting into heaps of more trouble than our GOP politicians who colluded with the Russians, possibly committing capital offenses.

    It feels like that Star Trek episode ‘Mirror Mirror’, and Spock with a goatee is coming to greet us at the transporter.

  • Phenicks

    “Was Loretta Lynch one of the people who could unmask a US citizen?” “Yes.”

    …twenty seconds later…

    “Did you know about Roger Stone’s contacts with Russia?” “We aren’t making any comments on specific individuals today.”

    Umm….

    • Almost as if he is STILL trying to ratfuck, ain’t it?

      • HazooToo

        Today was good. But lets not make the same leap that a bunch of people, WHO SHOULD FUCKING KNOW BETTER, KATY TUR, made about Trump after that one speech. Comey is still on my shitlist.

  • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

    The satisfying part of all this is that the Drumpf stench is gonna stay on the Republican Party FOREVER, ‘specially if the orange rug ends up in Leavenworth for being a (bigly!) traitor that colluded with Putin and likes Russian pee.

    • Jennaratrix

      Christ, don’t send him to Leavenworth. I work on the Army post next door, that would make my commute and time spent on post even worse than it already is…

  • chicken thief

    Comey with FAKE NEWS! Efrem Zimbalist had better ratings! SAD!

    ~ Trump tweet in 3, 2, ….

  • Bill Slider

    Will Melania and Barron move in before Trump moves out?

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Makes you wonder if she agreed to that deal knowing she’d never need to follow through on it.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        “Thank heavens I don’t have to call a mover!”

  • Snopes Shop

    I hate all Republicans and their fckng boys club bullshit

  • Meccalopolis

    he even used the, ‘would not want to jeopardize ongoing investigations’ dodge

    I am completely satisfied with the results of this day: confirmed investigations, denied absurd wire tapp claim, didn’t give repugs a thing

    • Bebecca

      it was more than I ever dreamed possible. Now what would be really perfect is for 45 to have a total Twitter meltdown tonight.

      • Edith Prickly

        The Magic 8-ball says “damn fucking right he will.”

      • Meccalopolis

        while accidentally admitting his guilt

    • Edith Prickly

      Entire Republican party’s response: BUT HER E-MAILS!!

      • MissNomer
      • teele

        I think it’s time to start pointing out that Clinton’s e-mail server WAS NOT HACKED. The Republicans in Congress demanded that her e-mails, digitally stored on a hard drive, be turned over to them. What happened to them after that is the responsibility of the Republicans. I don’t understand what’s hard about that. It’s a real simple story, one that even the most vacant-eyed, donnie-loving, opiod addict can follow.

  • Mike

    15 years ago all US banks cut off funding any Trump projects (except US Deutche )
    Trump got in bed financially with a fuckload of Ruskie Mob/Thugs…Putin and his thugs want a pipeline thru the Ukraine but don’t wanna share…and Putin figures maybe we can get the Orange Ape elected…
    They pressure Trump to use Manafort…they already own Stone, Assange, and Cohen … and they all agree to ease the sanctions and change the party platform…

    It’s treason…when do we pick out the firing squad…?

    • Unless we got documented proof, all we really know is that some of his cronies, who are surrounding him, the president of the united states, have personal and financial ties to Russia and used said ties in order to orchestrate certain concessions from the RNC on the campaign platform, as well as influence certain presidential policy.
      heh. Don’t sound less treasonous my way either XD

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        “Sorry, fellow citizens. I guess I fell in with a bad crowd.”

    • alpacapunchbowl

      I’d settle for Trump and his cronies spending the rest of their miserable pathetic lives in maximum security. Preferably with no access to social media, and a Hannibal Lecter outfit (straight jacket, and that creepy mask must make it almost impossible to hear what bullshit he’d be spouting at any given moment).

      • Mike

        Just get em the fuck out of the WH…I could care less where any of em go…

  • ZangoCrudmonger

    Wenstrup (R) back to bringing up Clinton.

    Fuck that guy.

    “We share a space station with the Russians.” Yeah, might as well let Putin move into the White House, because sharing.

    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      “We share a space station with the Russians.”

      He said that AND he brought up Hillz as if she had done something bad and wrong (which she didn’t, unlike Fuckface Orange).

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61e3f3761122b368372a844e6ceb4853caccdde92f0f34f4499b790e5466570c.gif

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      That shit ain’t gonna work no more. Hilz is gone and that nice black fella who used to live in the White House is laughing his ass off.

    • Edith Prickly

      Yes, because investigating the person who isn’t currently president is much more important.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      I don’t think even Hollywood could come up with a movie script this bizarre and insane.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        This will be the go-to thesis for every poli-sci doctorate for the next 40 years.

        • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

          Hell, anyone chasing a doctorate in any field is gonna have a cornucopia of crap to choose from when it comes to Trump.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            And the Behavioral Scientists!

            “A Study of the Inter-Familial Relationship Between Donald Trump and His Daughter Ivanka”

          • Rags

            Is that what they’re calling it these days?

          • Usedtobeyellerdawg

            A Comparison of the Effectiveness of the Trump Administration vs. a Pack of Chimpanzees on Acid.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            “A Comparative Study of Cognition and Intelligence: Donald Trump and a Chihuahua on Crystal Meth”

          • tkingt

            lol

          • alpacapunchbowl

            He may have inadvertently saved academia if we North Korea doesn’t nuke us all to hell and back first?

        • tkingt

          50 years from now every major university will study the tweets of the most corrupt president who ever lived.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Pee Hookers or it didn’t happen

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    And remember, we’re not even 3 months into this administration. Day-um.

    • LucindathePook

      Just hitting two.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        It’s rather tempting to go to the facespace pages of all the people I stopped viewing and see how they’re doing right about now.

        • Report back to those of us without the stomach to check

          • Persistent Tennessee Rain

            I went to a political forum where I post (I’m currently banned) to view it and damn if those idiots aren’t swearing that the FBI has already said there was no collusion and no influence on the election. Unbelievable.

          • puredog

            Well, Rogers and Comey *did* affirm that they have no evidence that vote tallies changed as a result of Russian actions. So, one could reasonably spin that, as to part of it.

          • Gregory Brown

            That’s pretty weak tea, since they have no evidence “yet.”

        • sgt. jmk of the résistance

          All the wingnuts I know are claiming that Trump did nothing wrong, that Bamz is directing the opposition, and that the REAL crime is that Hillz is still walking around and isn’t in prison.

          These people live in their own little world composed of equal measures of butthurt and self-congratulation, and there’s nothing anyone can say to get them out of it.

    • MOG253

      But 11 rounds of golf so there’s that.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    Oh and that SCOTUS nomination should be put the fuck on hold until this investigation is resolved.

    • Proud Liberal

      Indeed it does!

    • Gregory Brown

      I’ve already sent a note to my senators to that effect.

  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    I honestly cannot get over how many Republicans are willing to blatantly put party over country.

    Funny stuff from the crew that continually wraps themselves in the flag and screams about how libruls are commies who hate America and only they are patriots or care about their country.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Party == elected == job that pays well, has free health insurance, and gets me out of East Pigfuck 9 months of the year.

      • Edith Prickly

        And lets me screw over THOSE PEOPLE.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          and screw nice boys/girls who aren’t my wife!

    • Edith Prickly

      Samuel Johnson called it: “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

      • Rags

        And a thing he said that the 4-5 “Administration”

        ‘…is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.’

      • Cliff Hendroval

        “Patriotism, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the
        torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson’s
        famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a
        scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior
        lexicographer I beg to submit it is the first.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

        • Gregory Brown

          Great job! When I saw Edith’s comment I immediately got ready to track down Bierce’s bit from the Devil’s Dictionary, and then realized you had beaten me to it. I agree with Bierce. It is the first refuge of a scoundrel.

      • Keith Taylor

        He did. I don’t agree with the precise way he put it. He probably meant that a phoney, loud-mouthed, pretended patriotism is often one of the FIRST resorts of a scoundrel. Which it is. People like Elizabeth Warren are greater patriots with a deeper, more realistic love of their country, than the Trump crew will ever possess.

    • boyblue122

      They might have each gotten a small piece of the Rosneft pie for looking the other way

      • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

        That would be one way to clean House.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      I truly hope a majority of Americans are paying attention.

    • JurisGal

      I can still hear puffy-faced Sean Hannity whining: ” why do you hate America?”

    • Odd Jørgensen

      “Winning” is all they care about, even if that means the country lose in the process.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Are we at the live boy/dead hooker level yet?

  • mardam422

    Nope. Not disappointed at all. Like the man said, a tight-lipped FBI Director is a good thing, if you’re hoping they actually have not only an investigation ongoing, but STUFF!!!

  • Jgb979

    So I know this is not our sides habit to throw temper tantrums over politeness.

    But shouldn’t Dems in congress DEMAND an apology to Obama?

    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      And an apology to Hillary, too.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      In writing.

    • under_score

      Check out @POTUS and you will see the doubling-down on the Obama-coup theory. So… in the hole, continues to dig, as per usual.

    • Proud Liberal

      The entire Republican Party needs to apologize to President Obama. They wiped their asses on him for 8 long years. It was a disgusting display of disrespect. I despise them.

      • Roadstergal

        I would argue that there has never been a more civilized and couth occupant of the WH, and never been one who was treated more shamefully.

        • Husband Of Mrs God

          Hear, hear.

        • Keith Taylor

          I would argue exactly the same way. Agree with Proud Liberal too. Proud myself — to be commenting on the same website with both of you. Upfist!

    • Mike Steele

      Dems have more than enough on their plates, staving off AHCA, budget, Gorsuch, etc. Cheeto doesn’t pologize & Obama’s a big boy. Personally, want to see (D)s time and attention MUCH more focused on limiting/mitigating damage these freaks can do.

      • Keith Taylor

        Exactly. Obama’s a big boy, and classy too, and married to one damn classy woman. I sometimes check out what Trump supporters are saying to each other on Trump supporting sites, and hoo boy. One of them described Barack Obama as “a lout” and averred that he “wanted to be worshipped”.
        Come again? Obama is a lout and Donald Trump, by implication, is not? Obama wanted to be worshipped uncritically and Trump doesn’t?
        And then these people bawl that anybody who calls them on their lack of logic and indifference to facts is elitist!

        • Mike Steele

          Fortunately, I don’t have to visit those sites. Sadly, however, it’s because that’s all you hear in the neighborhood places we (used to) go;(

        • Odd Jørgensen

          It`s all projection and silly displacement with those idjits.

    • thedevildog

      Just as soon as Obama apologizes to America.

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    Josh Marshall:
    //twitter.com/joshtpm/status/843873993593688064

    As someone who remains quite skeptical of the "big" version of the Trump/Russia story, Prez's batshit tweets do make ya wonder.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 20, 2017

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Enough of these games, bring on the pee hooker tapes!

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      Maybe Ken Starr will come out of retirement. #Peehookers seems pretty much right in line with his investigations.

      • Querolous

        Geraldo can look for them in Al Capone’s vault.

  • GemlikeFlame

    I think it’s much more of a concern that the White House did not expect this result. If the reality distortion field is so strong for this kind of thing, what about matters of international and national security importance? Can we dropkick this clown now and just get it over with?

  • Pookabun

    Ugh. Was anybody else yelling threats and insults at Trey Gowdy or was that just me? I did that loud enough to scare two cats out of my office.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      It was awful. I had to walk away from it at one point.

    • BPMM

      Gowdy is such a whinny ass. Hope he gets elected out of office or they find some really bad shit on him he has to resign

      • Old Man Yells at Cloud

        I’ll take the second one since it can happen sooner.

    • rubikcube

      Trey Gowdy is Draco Malfoy half-grewn up. Just as evil and just as drippy.

      • stubbornirishlass

        Draco Malfoy exhibited a guilty conscience not in evidence with Gowdy.

      • Snopes Shop

        He really is completely insane looking, I’ve never seen anything like it.

    • JurisGal

      I couldn’t since I was at work. I was sending the STFU vibe to him though. He didn’t catch it.

  • Rachel Book Harlot
    • JurisGal

      Pfft, I call BS. Shameless and ridiculous.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    What? We have to wait for actual facts? We can’t just make shit up like the Presinint? I hate being an adult!

    • Keith Taylor

      Me too. I have this ridiculous feeling that at the age of seventy I shouldn’t lie on the floor and hold my breath till I turn blue when things don’t go my way. Or behave like a schoolyard bully. Why on earth? Donald Trump is my age and he’s sitting in the Oval Office (occasionally, when he isn’t at Trump Tower or Mar-a-Lago) and HE doesn’t have any problem with acting like an immature idiot.
      I assume that’s the advantage of being a childish narcissist and ignorant with it.

  • Husband Of Mrs God

    Sounds like a good day, then.

  • JurisGal

    I’ve no love for Comey but the way he says ” Tweets” with such obvious disdain is pretty funny.

  • pianoplayer1

    Am I alone, or does it appear that the Trump administration is imploding?

    • JurisGal

      ” you are not alone, I am here with you”

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      Unfortunately, its like one of those videos where the implosion is shot with a high speed camera, so, when its played back, its in slow motion. This is taking too damn long.

  • Keith Taylor

    Let me try to figure this in my befuddled and not too politically adroit brain. When James Comey said about a week before the presidential voting that the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails was being opened anew, Republicans and Trump supporters had orgasms. It probably damaged Clinton’s chances of winning, because who’d vote for someone who might conceivably land in prison? The cries of “Guilty, guilty, GUILTY!” and Benghazi and PizzaGate too, were loud in the land. Donald Trump assured everybody that once he was President he’d appoint a special prosecutor to nail Hillary Clinton. He was definite about that. Then he brushed it off with a light laugh once he was President, and did no such thing. Typical.
    But the point is that it played and the troglodytes loved it. Now that Comey is testifying that the (gag … retch … ) PRESIDENT’S wire tap claims against Obama are nonsense and the NSA says so too, will the troglodytes love that as much? Or believe Comey in this instance?
    Dark evil suspicions are rising in my mind that they will not.

    • akryan

      As soon as Trump says anything it is truth in his supporters’ minds. That’s what we can’t understand. We know that he is blatantly lying. Every fact check organization in the world points out that he is blatantly lying. He knows that it doesn’t matter. Nothing has to be true. He has “alternative facts” and that’s all the Deplorables will ever believe.

      • Keith Taylor

        I’m afraid you’re right, mate. To be sure, Donald Trump is riding on the back of a trend that has been building for a long time. “There are no facts. There are only opinions.” “If something feels right to you, it is right.” “Science is just another belief system, no sounder than any other.” And all politicians know that you can sway a million people by appealing to their emotions and biases faster than you can convince one person with facts and logic. But the facts always catch up in the end. As things were steadily getting worse … and worse … and worse for Nazi Germany, no-one dared tell Hitler how things were really going. Goering kept assuring him that the factories were producing super jet fighters in huge numbers that would turn the tide “any day now”, although they weren’t even within shouting distance of doing so. Trump lives in a similar bubble of denial, according to everything I’ve read that seems halfway worthy of trust.
        His supporters are vehement with the “Don’t bother us with your so-called facts, we know the truth,” line. Are they ever. Reminds me of a pulp story by the beautiful Leigh Brackett, one of my favourite adventure writers, in which a character has just seen something that shatters his beliefs and appals him completely. He repeats numbly, “It isn’t true. It isn’t true.” His tough-minded companion tells him harshly, “It may not be true, but it’s a fact. And it’s the facts that kill you.”
        When a far-out pulp story holds a harder nugget of realism than a president’s national policy, the man just has to be heading for a fall. I’m just hoping he doesn’t do too much damage to his nation first. Fingers crossed hard …

  • norcalOG

    Rep. Boris Badenov (R-Moscow) today decried FBI overreach in the ongoing controversy over Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
    When asked if he personally had knowledge of any partnership, Badenov replied “I know nothing, NOTHING!” he thundered, reminding onlookers of hours wasted in their youths watching “Hogan’s Heroes.”
    “I personally am clean as snow on streets in my hometown, if you don’t include discarded hypodermic needles and empty vodka bottles,” he stated.

  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    This administration is competent and NOT AT ALL treacherous, right guys..?

    Right, guys….?

  • Snopes Shop

    Hey, remember when Berniebrats were whining about Hillary not “paying” her “Interns”?

  • davej1s

    Are we taking bets on when Don and President Bannon are going to bounce Mr. Comey out of that comfy FBI office?

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