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Oh goodness, SOMEBODY does not like how today’s House Intelligence Committee hearing with FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers is going, and that SOMEBODY is Donald Trump and the dumb jizz-gremlins who work in the White House. And why would they like it? Comey has already confirmed that Trump and his associates are under investigation and that the dingleberries Trump hurled about Obama doing “wire tapps” to him are 100% certified Angus bullshit.

We told you earlier that, while Democrats are asking really important questions and detailing everything we know about the Russia investigation, Republicans are doing the bidding of the orange squatter in the White House by obsessing over ILLEGAL LEAKS (about Team Trump’s own behavior), because that is the REAL ISSUE. Find the leakers! They are allowing common people to learn information about the unsavory and maybe illegal things the Trump Reich is engaged in! Unfair!

Well, the official @POTUS Twitter account, which we continue to be appalled is slumming it by being associated with Donald J. Trump, is working hard to deliver its own #FakeNews version of what’s happening in the hearing, as if we can’t watch C-SPAN our damn selves. (To be clear: YOU AND I are watching C-SPAN our damn selves. Trump supporters are taking their sisters on dates to the Cracker Barrel and the Big Lots right now, and just checking Twitter on their Obamaphones. ALLEGEDLY.)

Let’s look at the tweets from Trump POTUS Twitter, and describe how they are lying.

The White House is … excited? … that Comey won’t say whether or not he ever briefed the former president on conversations between shithead/foreign agent/former national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador? How is this #winning? Republican congresstwat Trey Gowdy was trying to figure out how it leaked to the press that Flynn had been caught red-handed making sex nookie with the Russian ambassador, and in the process he tried his damnedest to smear Obama and former Obama administration officials as the REAL LEAKERS. But sending out tweets like this basically confirms Trump knows he’s being investigated, and Comey’s non-answer on it pretty much means it’s classified and he can’t talk about it. We guess the Trump White House knows it’s cornered, and literally the best thing it can hope for is to try to redirect the investigation in the public’s eye to how Trump is the real victim, of the mean FBI and Obama.

What the fuck ever, y’all. You suck.

NEXT TWEET!

Hello, stupid dumb shit Rep. Devin Nunes! In this clip, Nunes is asking whether there is any clear evidence that Russian interference literally flipped vote tallies (like on voting machines) in specific states. Comey and Rogers say no. That is VERY DIFFERENT from saying “Russia did not influence [the] electoral process.” This is simply a #FakeNews lie from the White House, and as such, it can fuck right off.

For the record, JUST NOW, a Democrat asked Comey to respond to this tweet, and he said he did NOT intend to give the impression the Trump White House is giving, with its lie tweet. JUST FYI.

In our next tweet, we have a clip of idiot GOP Rep. Tom Rooney, making the case that “unmasking” US persons who are accidentally caught up in foreign surveillance hurts national security. Rogers says yes, on balance, it hurts national security, but this tweet is still a yoooooge loser, because it’s entirely possible (and likely!) that Flynn is a subject of this FBI investigation, so we really can’t leap to the assumption that Flynn is an innocent bystander whose good name got caught up in all this by mistake. Good job trying to make us as GRRRR MAD at leakers as the idiot president is, though!

And finally, here is one more dumb tweet about “classified leaks,” because that’s what Republicans and Donald Trump want to talk about today.

We sort of feel for the White House staffers who have to try to find a way to put lipstick on this flaming pile of Russian-compromised shit, and are doing everything they can to do #FakeNews to people’s perceptions of the news of the day. Just kidding, we don’t feel for them, they made their own bed and now they have to lie in it.

Fuck all of ’em.

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  • MynameisBlarney

    Yes.
    Brilliant plan there, genius.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Ducksworthy

    I see now why they named it Twit-Er.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    You know how you can tell when Trump is lying?

    Twitter still exists.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • MeerkatsRMammals

    Crap. Does he understand the POTUS Tweets are archived for historical reasons? Two generations from now, the college kids are gonna be like WTF did our grandparents do???

    • Crystalclear12

      But. . . emails

      Obligatory

      • MeerkatsRMammals

        Silly me… I forgot for a second…

    • cmd resistor

      Assuming there are still college kids in 2 generations.

    • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

      From what I can tell he doesn’t understand much of anything.

      • MeerkatsRMammals

        This is very true…

    • OneYieldRegular

      I am eagerly awaiting my copy of The Annotated Collected Tweets of President Donald J. Trump from Inauguration on January 20, 2017 to Resignation on April 16, 2017

  • Fartknocker

    I hope Dampnut 45 enjoyed his golf outing this weekend because he has another 5 days of trying to duck and cover his collusion with the Russians. Here’s a helpful reminder Donnie to your future: Impeachment contains 3 syllables.

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      He’s heading off to a rally tonight in Kentucky :) I bet that will make him feel all warm & tingly again! What an ass…

      • JoeChristmas

        i hope another half filled venue will make him feel as good as that 37% approval rating. Of course, sociopaths, like the honey badger, don’t give a shit.

      • Ducksworthy

        Will he compete in the Caintucky CornHolio Competition?

      • cmd resistor

        Is he making a special trip just for that? Dirtbag.

      • redblack

        yay. another american taliban rally. pew pew.

        i hope they fire a lot of rounds into the air.

        with votes, of course.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    The WH is lying. Water is wet and 45 has a micro penis. What new revelations will we learn?

    • MynameisBlarney

      That “Where ever you go, there you are!”?

      • LucindathePook

        My class motto. Class of ’69. Truly.

      • Lord Jim

        “East is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet”?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    So the term “Fake News” was coined to describe a very specific phenomenon, and Trump was able to co-opt it immediately and thoroughly. It’s the impressive power of being a loud and insistent asshole.

  • Crystalclear12

    Yes but was does “Fox & Friends” say?

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Jennaratrix

    BIG LOTS LIBELZ!

    • Shawn Renee Ernoehazy

      I agree! My husband and I will wander into our local Big Lots after we check out the thrift store in the same strip mall. Being poor, it is cheap entertainment.

      • Jennaratrix

        I’m going to be honest, I unashamedly love Big Lots. It was a lifesaver when I moved in with my husband and his 4, 7 and 11 year old boys; I wasn’t expecting to be an instamom and had NO furniture. We were scraping to get by for a lot of years, and Big Lots helped. And also too, they have these things; I love these things. They’re these skincare face masks from Korea that make you look like Jason but have cucumber or vitamin E or grapefruit or whatever, and they are awesome. And $1 for a package of four.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • OrdinaryJoe

      Tweeted by the Falsifier in Chief.

  • memzilla Ω

    I can’t decide between if Dolt 45’s strategy is to say “Look at this ONE BIG squirrel over here,” or “Look at ALL OF THESE squirrels over there.”
    . https://media.giphy.com/media/NoHe3HpB1Mg8w/giphy.gif

  • anwisok

    “they made their own beds and now they have to lie in it.”

    Look on the bright side! They don’t have to worry about getting cold. Fresh shit is, at least, warm.

    • bupkus23

      Who says it;s fresh?

  • Groundloop

    Say, you know who else wanted to unmask individuals?

    I think it was The Joker! Or Two Face! Or The Joker and Two Face!! Or any Batman villain, really.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    This is great to see, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up yet. Still a bit cautious from the last time I got my hopes up too high where Donald Trump is concerned.

    • snark-lurker

      Safer to face reality, every time.

  • Shoto

    If anyone happens to be afflicted with itchy dialing fingers, an efficacious balm for that condition is noted at this electric interweb link. http://nunes.house.gov/contact/

  • Persistent Demme

    Hey Goopers!
    Your constituents WILL NOT forget your actions and behavior today!
    (I can hear the knives being sharpened from my porch!)

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Are there torches? Pitchforks? An angry mob?

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Lock Flynn Up. Lock Flynn Up. Leavenworth. Leavenworth.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Timisoara! Timisoara!

    • Pilotshark

      Gitmo for the administration!

  • Rock Drummer

    “…..100% certified Angus bullshit.”

    That’s the bestest bullshit.

    • Crystalclear12

      Yes but is it organic?

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        It’ll pretend to be, if you pay it enough.

        Oh, wait. OrGANic.

      • snark-lurker

        and/or sporific

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      Kobe bullshit’s better. More marbled.

  • LarryHoudini

    Trump forgot to Tweet “Why are dems provoking Russia?? Do they want Nuclear War? Move on, u lost!!”

  • Tallmutha

    Who’s editing these clips, James O’Keefe?

  • memzilla Ω
    • Jonny On Maui

      Thank you. That’s going to get a lot of use.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      If so, my Freude would be so sufficiently Schadened, I might never come down from the high. Well, maybe a little. But not until I’ve exhausted myself from doing the “Toldjaso” dance.

  • Rep. Castro illudes to pee hooker episode…. Comey says, “I cannot comment.”

    • OrdinaryJoe

      I believe he said cumment.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Are you sure it wasn’t
      “I am not continent.” ?

    • laughingnome

      It depends on what the meaning of whizz is

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      That’s interesting. Wouldn’t he be able to comment on absolute bullshit? Oh right, he just did when he said Obama didn’t wire tapp Trump Tower. Hmmmmm.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    FBI Director Comey says leaks to the media have been “unusually active” lately.

    “That sounds like ‘Volcano monitoring’ talk.”
    — Bobby Jindal

    • Creepoman

      No wonder he wanted to eliminate the program.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • SweetDeeKat

      Russians in disguise talking to the NYT? What, do they wear fright wigs? Rubber masks?

      • MynameisBlarney
        • SweetDeeKat

          Lost it. Big spit take.

        • LucindathePook

          I actually was interviewed for a job by a man wearing one of those. Got the job, too. He was great. It was during the part of the interview about taking the job seriously.

      • Tallmutha

        Anyone who’s seen a single episode of The Americans knows that their wig technology has outstripped ours for decades. In fact, I’m a little surprised Putin hasn’t offered to share intel on it with Trump.

    • BRAD??????

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        JANET?????

        • MynameisBlarney

          BRAD?????

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            ROCKY????

          • Lizzietish81

            Bullwinkle!

          • snark-lurker

            Anyone? Hellllooo…

          • LucindathePook

            Buhler?

          • vivian

            Stelllllaaaaaaa!

          • MynameisBlarney

            Boris!

          • MynameisBlarney

            JANET????

        • Lizzietish81

          Doctor Scott!

        • Lord Jim
    • Mr. Blobfish

      Is it possible “so-called” Rep. Brad Wenstrup is a Russian agent? Hey, this is fun!

  • leemoder

    I gotta say, this show’s really a poor follow-up to Jessica Jones.

  • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

    I guess the hard part is finding a lo-jack big enough to fit Air Force One since POTUS is clearly a flight risk.

  • Ducksworthy

    This is what the oubliette was invented for. A place to put people you want to forget. A Memory Hole for politicians, as it were.

  • SadDemInTex

    #Persist #Resist #KickumInTheNuts

    • Sister the Resister

      that’s an awesome cheer! It has real rhythm

  • memzilla Ω

    Comey JUST SAID the Russians attempted to hack voter registration databases.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9282616d2197469ef305db403ebba539bbba03b850aff8153d556e6b76fb570b.jpg

    • Ducksworthy

      This is another huge leak.

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      That was a surprisingly frank answer. Da fuq?

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      “Comey better not disagree w/ VERY smart Fox Judge Neppotanno about Obama wire taping me or I will fire him like a dog!” #DeletedTrumpTweets

      • bupkus23

        I just about fell out when I read that Rump claimed that Napolitano was a “very talented legal mind”.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Some people just don’t know when to stop digging. Or when to shut the fuck up.

    • Vincent Ricola

      As my beloved father once told me, “you gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run because you are going down for treason.”

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        Did he have four hundred children and a crop in the field by any chance?

        • thought it was four hungry children?

          • mardam422

            Hundred, hungry. Doesn’t matter. None of ’em were eatin’ anyway.

          • SweetDeeKat

            …and a crotch that won’t heal?

          • AJ Milne

            (Cringes…)

            I was fervently hoping anyone who got to 400 is well outside mammalia. Live birth is starting to sound… Impractical, at those numbers… Spawning into seawater, okay…

            (So: You picked a fine time to leave me, Blue Eel.)

          • Lord Jim

            You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel…

          • Persistent Tennessee Rain

            It is, but that’s not how I hear it. :D

          • O4FSake

            Though it was four homely children.

        • Vincent Ricola

          Nah, just an empty bottle of Scotch and a desire to educate his daughter on life stuff.

          • sounds like a desperado

          • Vincent Ricola

            He would like to think.

          • sounds like he gave you the greatest gift of all

            Edit: I tried working in Ruby don’t take your love to town in this, as it is the only other KR song I know off the top of my head, but failed.
            FAILED.

          • Oblios_Cap

            But it won’t be long, I’ve heard them say until I’m not around
            — Trump

          • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

            probably been out ridin’ fences.

          • mardam422

            He did have a wife named Lucille. Otherwise, he was probably just the coward of the county.

  • zerosumgame0005

    doh

  • JMP

    How dare those leakers endanger America by letting us know that our new President is a criminal! We’d be so much better off in ignorance about the administration’s astounding level of corruption that makes Warren G. Harding Richard Nixon look quaint. Luckily our congress is investigating the real enemies, the people who informed us of the corruption!

    • Suttree

      Ollie North was a patriot! (gawd that hurt just typing it)

      • Comparatively? Maybe!

      • JMP

        It is weird how the conservative movement has embraced actual criminals like North and G. Gordon Liddy.

        • Suttree

          Something, something IRAN! Fucking assholes can’t even stick to their own story. And G. Gordon Liddy fucking wiretapping/ Gah! *pulls out hair*

  • Bill D. Burger

    And from listening to Spicy Sphincter at the WH presser, you’d think they barely even had a slight idea who Paul Manafort was. “A very small role in the campaign…blah, blah…” PERIOD.

    • cmd resistor

      Yeah, he lives in Trump Tower but we never see him/saw him/whatever.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      If you mean Campaign Manager, then, yes, it was a small role.

  • Daniel Hooper

    I have a persona named Luna; she’s a 7 foot tall wolf demigoddess with a limited ability to alter reality to her will..,

    …Unlike our President, I understand that I do not ACTUALLY posses such reality altering powers…

    • Obviously, you haven’t been doing enough drugs.

      • Ducksworthy

        Paging Dr. Bornstein, Paging Dr. Bornstein

  • RobKanC

    If you listen closely, you can actually hear a tiny little scream which is followed by a strong smell of desperation.

  • Lizzietish81
    • Tallmutha

      Wait, that’s just silly.

  • Ducksworthy

    After their big win in the U.S., the FSB team is sweeping the board in its European tour. EU and NATO teams are in near collapse.

    • boyblue122

      I dunno. People in Europe are seeing the crapstorm thats happening in the U.S and are having second thoughts about electing Drumpf clones

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    Prez Pussgrab seemed to like leakers before this happened.

    • Perkniticky

      Prez Pussgrab likes leakers when he is the one doing the leaking.

      • Or being leaked on…

      • JMP

        He likes the leakers when they’re prostitutes doing the leaking at his command.

  • JMP

    Of course caring at all about the Russian interference in our election, which has been heavily documented, and the ever-increasing amount of evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Putin’s men, is the exact same thing as McCarthyism; according to way too many morons, some of whom laughably claim to be liberal.

    • When the purity ponies realize they have been had by the so called leftist of the left pundits (who I am increasingly convinced are really libertarians) is gonna be oooogly.

      • JMP

        We need to ignore any possible Russian interference in our election to focus on the real issue, which is that Hillary Clinton sucked and the Democratic party is corrupt for giving her the nomination just because she got the most votes!

        • That right there. Makes me go o.O srlsy.

        • theblackdog

          Have you been reading my Twitter timeline? I watched someone slide into a political person’s mentions just to talk about how Hillary sucked as a candidate.

      • Marceline

        They’ll never realize they were had.

        • Disagree. Many a Nadar’ite has seen that they were punked.
          There is always hope, Marceline. Always.
          Hopefully it won’t make em go meh? I want a new iphone, libertarian it is then!

          • Marceline

            That’s true. I voted for Nader and it’s my single biggest political shame. But it took years for me to realize just how damaging that was.

        • JMP

          Most seem to still keep repeating that “the DNC rigged the primary!” bullshit which we now know was misinformation from Russian intelligence and Wikileaks designed specifically to fool them into not voting for Clinton. People don’t like to admit that they were dupes.

          • Marceline

            Yet those are the ones screaming loudest to RESIST! EVERYTHING! ALL THE TIME!! I’ve finally come to the conclusion that the louder someone screams about resisting the higher the likelihood that they sat home or protest voted.

          • going4baroque

            I see you’ve been drinking the koolaid that nice church lady Donna has been giving out, until just a day or two ago, she acknowledged it was her own doing, but it is everyone’s right to ignore the facts, go to it!
            Meaning: there are generally two separate issues here, trump’s campaign colluding with russia and dnc’s colluding with clinton campaign, they are not the same thing

          • JMP

            Except there’s a good amount of evidence that Trump colluded with Russian intelligence, while the idea that the DNC rigged the campaign for Clinton has no evidence supporting it, because it was made up.

          • going4baroque

            believe whatever, I’ll point out the facts when the occasion calls for it

          • Rags

            Facts – not in evidence.

          • theblackdog

            That or “Bernie would have won the general election.” Really? Polling suggested otherwise in states that had primaries instead of caucuses.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        I’m so tired of ooooogly.

        • Me as well, but, you can’t make an omelet without first playing the hand that is dealt you.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            As the saying goes!

          • vivian

            Well it’s all water up a tree in the forest anyway.

  • zerosumgame0005
  • Crystalclear12

    Boy, Mike Pence has sure been quiet.

    • Ducksworthy

      An ugly, menacing, silence…

      • Biding his time.

        • Tallmutha

          He doesn’t sleep. He waits.

          • Ducksworthy

            Hanging upside down.

          • zerosumgame0005

            he sure as fuck does not abide, since that implies a zen like state!

          • I abide but not abet nor do I abed except on Saturdays if I am lucky.

        • OneYieldRegular

          Picking out new drapes color.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Bannon may have killed him.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Check that acidic hot tub.

          • I just literally right now got what everyone was alluding to with that acid in the hot tub thing.
            Acid …dissolves.,….things….

          • Tallmutha

            See Breaking Bad, Season 1, Episode 2 for confirmation.

        • Jim Johnson

          Surely there would have been loud torturing with Bannon involved.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Shhh! He’s this close…

    • Pilotshark

      hiding so when the staff stands to say who is guilty they will all point to pence.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    “Turns out Comey is a bad hombre so I am cutting FBI budget to $0.” #DeletedTrumpTweets

  • Nightcrawler

    I suppose it stands to reason that the “party of personal responsibility” never actually wants to take any personal responsibility.

    • HazooToo

      That’s because YOU’RE the irresponsible one! What were you thinking, not being born to wealthy parents or entering politics as a member of the GOP?! You could have at LEAST become a lobbyist or started an oil or pharmaceutical company, but noooOOOOooo…

      • Well, it was one of those “let’s party” nights, and the next thing you know, I woke up with unwealthy parents. Who ruined my life by insisting on honesty, working, and getting through college. Hell, they even let me major in a science. Then completely refused to loan me a few million to start my own business! Whine, whine, whine, “we don’t have that!” crap! No wonder I’ve been so irresponsible!

        • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

          :::GASP:::

          They let you major in Science?? Oh, you poor dear…

          :::drops coins in cup:::

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Everyone else’s personal responsibility, and their perceived lack thereof, is what they’re all about.

  • memzilla Ω

    Comey just confirmed that both RNC and DNC were hacked, but only info from Democrats was leaked. Dolt 45’s tweets are going to go down alongside Nixon’s tapes as FAILED SQUIRREL SHOUTS.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9282616d2197469ef305db403ebba539bbba03b850aff8153d556e6b76fb570b.jpg

  • weejee

    Will Comey still be the FeeBee Director after the Friday PM White House news dump?

    • Liberoid Ron

      Is Donnie SMRT enough to know that if he ash-cans Comey it will simply confirm that all the allegations are true and that the administration is scared shitless?

  • Shoto

    Nunes is a greasy little sociopath, and steaming pile of blatant party hackery. If the DNC can find its collective balls, it should immediately target Nunes’ seat for replacement in 11/2018. Yeah, it’s early, and gerrymandering, etc., but where, exactly, is it written that shots shouldn’t be taken anyway? This asshole is fair game.

    Go after these fuckers, goddammit!

    • JoeChristmas

      I’ve been saying that for weeks on end. No “safe” seats. He is an Un-American coward.

  • Poly_Ester

    Now donnie is going to reveal that his source on the wire tapp is anonymous, known to the current President only by his code-name “vlad.”

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Rep. Denny Heck: “I feel overwhelming sadness…This was an inside job.” Adds a reference to the “sleazy facts.”

    Oh my stars.

    • Heckuva job, Heck.

    • Vincent Ricola

      He’s going for the kill. I hope he yields his time back by humming the national anthem!

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        His “party over country” rant is truly an epic thing to behold.

        • Vincent Ricola

          “Patriotism – something way more important that party.”

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            I freakin’ loved the, “We’re not whining because we lost the election. We know we’re not getting a new president from a different party.” Yup. This is about right and wrong. Period. You go, Rep. Heck!

    • snark-lurker

      WOO HOO look at them big balls!

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Lyin’ Sean: Hillary’s emails! Hillary’s emails! Hillary’s emails!

    • Ducksworthy

      Benghazi, Benghazi ben gaz eeee

  • snigsy

    Watching the hearing on CNN reminds me that in my callow youth I first became aware of the wide world around me by watching the Watergate hearings.

    My question: is this the beginning of the end for Trump or am I being a naive optimist?

    • Like I said before, “The Fall of the House of Viagra”

    • janecita

      You are being naive and optimistic, sorry.

    • snark-lurker

      The rot in this congress runs deep.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I wish I could be optimistic, I became aware as a youth by watching the Iran-Contra hearings and it left me jaded.

      • snigsy

        I remember those hearings, too. And, in hindsight, I can see that the lies, obfuscation, and denials–all hidden behind a patriotic posturing–were then shocking to me but now clearly straight out of the GOP playbook.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Oliver North looked great in his uniform, and was an extremely talented and convincing liar. Besides, they were patriotically fighting the Commies in our own hemisphere. S/
          While they have plenty of liars, the situation is a little different, and Trump is nowhere near as popular as Reagan was at the time.

    • Suttree

      I started watching CNN during the first Iraq war. It was actually news then. Also, too fuck Wolf.

      • Persistent Demme

        Yep.
        I was transfixed.
        Mr. Demme had to drag me away from the TV every night.

        And yeah, fuck Wolf “Monotone” Blitzer.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Not the end, not even the beginning of the end. Perhaps the end of the beginning. Resisting him will become even more important but less impossible after this.

    • azeyote

      Comeys answer about watergate stated republican sponsored wiretaps of democrats and the following coverup was an ongoing criminal activity – like now

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      Need a new Sam Ervin. He played the role of humble Southern lawyer who was crusty around the edges well.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Watergate took a long time to unfold. It started as an small item buried in the back pages of the Washington Post.
      Here is where everyone can help. Keep calling your congresscritter and demand they continue the investigation. If you live in a blue district, give them your support.
      I don’t see Trumps removal from office unless or until we flip Congress in 2018.
      When we met with our blue congresscritter, he did say that if trump continued polling in the 35% range and stayed there for a while, Congress would be more willing to back away from him.

      • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

        Just for the historical record, (and I didn’t know this until I saw a copy of it posted on-line) the break-in at DNC HQ at the Watergate complex was a front page story on WAPO the day after it occurred. It took a couple years – and some audio tapes – to unravel the whole story tho. Best book on subject is “The Nixon Defense” by John Dean.

    • They will not give him up until AFTER he signs their shitty kill granny healthcare bill and AFTER he signs a budget that lets all their buddies pay no taxes and fuck the poor.
      Then….then it will be the beginning of the end. Once his usefulness hath ended

      • snigsy

        Agree (sadly).

    • ltmcdies

      beginning of the end…which is only gonna happen if people work to flip some districts in Congress and the press doesn’t go off on some tangent…like EMAILZ

      • Meccalopolis

        end of the beginning

    • Mike Steele

      swooned over schiff’s analogy pointing out that both these imbroglios began with stealing from the DNC. Ah, watching the slow drip-drip that took (R)s down back in the day…like this, it was, at times, frustratingly, agonizingly slow, but eventually panned out. Then again, they don’t make (R)s like Baker, Weicker, etc. anymore; they are ALL party-over-country quislings.

  • Mike Steele

    Lawdie Miss Claudie, these boys are stoopid! Cheeto posts fake tweets during the bathroom break that can be immediately set aside or refuted upon committee’s return. (R)s on committee blatantly threaten national security budgets pending an outcome to their liking. Just yeech…of course, we ARE watching c-span as opposed to the oozing faux crawls…

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Kellyanne must be embarrassed each time she signs onto @POTUS with the password Pussgrab.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      You give her too much credit. I don’t think she cares much about these things, as long as the check clears, she’s good with all of it.

    • Undocumented Skwerl!
      • All those visitors and that is how she chooses to represent the white house.
        For serious.
        A room full of visitors and hey, let me totally ignore them and tap on my phone while I kneel on the sofa.
        I just can’t

        • magyar of infinite power

          They are Blah, so it’s not like it matters to this administration.

          • O4FSake

            Correct. Otherwise a real photographer would have been in the room.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Plus, the password has to be something Donnie can remember. It’s probably Ivanka’s measurements.

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        just bust size.

        • snark-lurker

          He has no way of knowing how deep her hoohah is.

          • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

            Assumes facts not in evidence.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Too much drama and scariness and bad hombres collaborating with evil, so I’m watching Anthropod and the original Nazis stomping all over my beloved Prague instead.
    Fides

  • Oblios_Cap

    At least he’s not embarrassing the country by meeting any foreign leaders today.

    • Tallmutha

      THAT WE KNOW OF.

    • Punkysdilemma

      I keep wondering if it’s best we all send individual apology letters or should we do one letter to each and all sign it. I am gonna need more stamps.

      • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

        I’ll apologize to Prague if they send me to do so in person.

        • Oblios_Cap

          I’ll hit Amsterdam.

          • Meccalopolis

            we’ll always have paris

          • Creepoman

            Dibs on Pape’ete.

    • magyar of infinite power

      He and Pootie-Poot have a regular Facetime meeting at 6:pm est.

  • FDRliberal

    As everyone knows, Twitler’s Tweets are bullshit, the wails of a feral orange animal caught in the trap. The real question…

    https://twitter.com/Green_Footballs/status/843875097538580480

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      Ding ding ding ding ding!

      • FDRliberal

        Comey tried to excuse his revealing of the Clinton investigation info last year because he claimed there was “overwhelming public interest”. The same case could of course be made regarding Trump’s crystal clear ties to Russia. So why did Comey wait until now to reveal this?

        The 2016 presidential election was illegitimate due to this unfair, illegal interference by the FBI. Thus, popular vote loser Trump is illegitimate and needs to be removed.

        • Crank Tango

          Do we even have a process for aborting terminating illegitimate presidencies?

          • Tallmutha

            We do not. Time to get creative!

          • Impeachment; 25th amendment. One requires Congress to play along; another requires a majority of the Cabinet. Both will not happen without massive, overwhelming, public protest. We need an American Spring. Make it happen rather than sitting around hoping someone else will take the Orange Goblin down.

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          The “overwhelming public interest” he used meant the same thing it did when Lance Ito released the Mark Fuhrman tapes: “there’s no actual legal basis to the public interest, I just want everyone to stop yelling at me.”

    • Charles, I do not know you, and this is crazy, but I think I have always loved you and I too think footballs should be small and verdant.
      MATCH

      • Tallmutha

        You wouldn’t have even liked him much back in the early aughts.

        • tbh, I did not like anyone in the early aughts. Nor now really, but I instantly grok a body who posts on the intertubes the same thing I wanna know.

          Edit: In retrospect, this makes for a confusing fantasy life involving things that may or may not make julienne fries

        • Lots of people were swept up in Dubya-style patriotism who later realised that they’d been suckers.

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      If only Hillary had brought it up at the debates?

      • Vincent Ricola

        “No puppet… no puppet… you’re the puppet!”

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        I woke up still pissed about that.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        I had dream that she won the 2020 election, swept into office on a wave of overwhelming public outrage and support. Then I woke up.

  • snark-lurker

    That’s gonna leave a mark!

    • Oblios_Cap

      a skid mark.

  • Persistent Demme

    Has the orange shitgibbon ever heard “The Boy Who Cried Wolf?”

    • Jamoche

      His bedtime reading was probably more like “The Little Capitalist Who Could.”

      • snigsy

        Or alt-Pinocchio.

  • whitroth

    Can I ask about the classified leaks by NY FBI in the last month or so of the campaign about HILLARY?

  • MynameisBlarney
  • memzilla Ω

    Breitbart floating Dolt 45’s attempted diversion. I’ll just BET he’s “sick” of “Russia narrative.”

    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fea3583b248d6a2b9208786a1a0740aa4f917c08a1bab530a30ae21bbec96b7b.jpg

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Is there an illegitimate Breitbart store?

      • vivian

        The Official Breitbart Store is housed on a Russian server and sells crap made in China. So… yes and no.

        • …is it really?

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Dunno – but Wikileaks is. Pootie got Assange a good deal.

    • Suttree

      Derp I dare to look?

      • DrBigHead

        DON’T DO IT!!!!

      • memzilla Ω

        There’s NO FUCKING WAY I’m posting a live link to any story from Brietbart’s Crypt For Dipping Truth In An Acid Bath.

    • cmd resistor

      Fake News – Normal People are Sick of Trump and Brietbart.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      In other news, Nixon is sick of the media’s Watergate narrative.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    The good news is that under Putin we may finally get the full version of Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev. silver lining and all

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    Oh dear, is poor little Donnie all upset? Throwing an other little hissy fit? perhaps a dose of cod liver oil and a nice walk in the park will help. Or a time out and a nap.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    FBI Director Comey says classified leaks to the media have been “unusually active” lately

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3894fc7f447d21a13cdd95eeaff3fe5e9d687e135f25360fcf935b9434305224.jpg

    • boyblue122

      Maybe if repubs agreed to a special prosecutor instead of trying to stonewall and deflect, the leaks would stop

    • thewalkindude

      So, because it’s in quotes, he doesn’t really mean it, right?

  • rocktonsam

    and pence is being investigated also too
    that’s why ryan has been practicing his lyin ryan act lately with powerpoint also

  • Nounverb911

    Meanwhile over in the press gaggle spicey spicer is getting his ass kicked.
    https://twitter.com/hunterw/status/843893697431457792

    • …men’s room?

      • CogitoErgoBibo
        • heh. do they take a wide stance?

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            One would wonder! But it sounds more like a janitorial situation. I never really thought about the press corps bathrooms before. I am positive I wouldn’t want to see the men’s room.

          • wide_stance_hubby

            Not this one.

    • Crank Tango

      Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Are they giving Spicer a swirly? Oh please please please, Santa.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Did Bannon finally pass that rodent?

  • Nightcrawler

    Fake News = the go to deflection that they now have to use whenever confronted about their behavior.

    • boyblue122

      Fake News = blocking your ears by plugging them up with your fingers and saying “la-la-la-la-la I cant hear you”

      • cmd resistor

        Exactly.

  • OneYieldRegular

    How much do I love that a Democratic Congresscritter is getting these tweets and turning right around and asking questions about them to Comey? It’s like the POTUS tweets are Whiffle Balls and the Congresscritter is Babe Ruth just batting them past the bleachers.

  • WeaselPoo

    Let us not forget that Comey helped the Trump campaign with that ‘Hillary’s secret e-mails’ bullshit.
    Wikileaks was fed by the Russians and the Trump campaign ate at Wikileak’s trough, then spewed what they had ingested.
    Flynn lied about his private meetings with the Russian ambassador and when confronted he implausibly claimed no discussion of politics or policy—despite having not other good reason for meetings, unless perhaps they were actually business meetings ( in which case also a serious issue).
    POTUS of course thinks Putin is his real boyfriend, and now we have POTUS reacting to notions that the White House is compromised by Russia, by claiming that rather than being a Russian spy asset, Trump himself is a VICTIM OF SPYING and ILL-EAGLE activities by the White House negro, to influence the elections like a common Russian, who didn’t do that anyway but Barry did, oh yes!
    Now although Comey appears to be acting like an impartial professional in front of the committee now, it doesn’t mean he’ll continue that way, if investigations do actually reveal evidence of collusion— he can redact a whole lot, sit on it, drag it out and fight back against any whistleblowers that might surface if he stalls or obfuscates.
    Don’t forget, Reagan SHOULD have been impeached for Iran Contra but the Repubs wouldn’t let that happen to their guy. As much as the GOP and probably Comey at this point don’t really want Trump, I estimate that they sure as hell don’t want to be the ones to impeach him either, even in the face of damning evidence. ( expect pearl clutching about “constitutional crisis” and no real action.).

    • Still think this is oart of the long game; Install Pence and go back to GOP as usual, having petted the populists.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        I don’t see how Pence could ever be considered legitimate if he was chosen by someone who is totally corrupt.

      • Slamtundra

        How much of this stench do you think Pence will have on him? Enough to matter? Enough to make it impossible for him to stay?

        • bupkus23

          Pence stinks well enough on his own – only it’s masked by the Rumpstench. You know, like those Febreze ads that speak of being “noseblind” to smells. Once the masking smell is removed, whoooie….

    • The Witch of Endor
    • Persistent Demme

      But Reagan was MUCH more popular.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      One does have to wonder where his true allegiances sit. I’d like to think it’s an honest change of heart — that he’s now realized what a nutbag 45 really is and regrets what he got us into. But more likely, there’s a couple of guys with sunglasses talking into his earpiece about trick cigars and contaminated scuba suits.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    The disturbing truth is that there’s hardly a Republican in the country that cares if the entire cabinet are Russian agents, as long as the scenario comes with deregulation and tax cuts.

    It’s almost more disturbing than hardly being able to find a Republican in the country willing to concede on camera that the Earth is more than 6000 years old.

    This is what we’ve come to. It’s fucked up. Bigly.

    • RobKanC

      I am sure when Putin merges the two countries he will give even more tax breaks.

    • Nightcrawler
    • tapp_my_wire,please

      You will never shake them of their conviction they were correct to not elect a girl as Commander in Chief.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        I mean, she was so shrill.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I for one look forward to jellied meats and injecting Krokodil into my veins!

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Krokodil: for that authentic zombie look without actually being dead (yet)

    • boyblue122

      How much of a cut did each of them get of the Rosneft deal. Feels like the investigation goes deeper than Drumpf and his immediate inner circle with all the deflections happening

    • HogeyeGrex

      This is actually important.

      What’s more disturbing still is that no media outlet treats this as any sort of problem whatsoever. Absolutely normal. The only reason they give the Russia thing any airtime at all is because they see it as titillating for the rubes, good for stirring up some more division, and hence worth a point or two in ratings.

      It is things like this that make me worry that we may indeed deserve the fate we are careering towards.

  • I just wanna know when do we get to see the Russian girls pee pee?

  • I don’t understand what they mean by saying Trump has ties to Russia. I thought they were made in China, and held together with Scotch tape. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9fc86716f4442d6d2a6ba761e45a08429d578eb04021f9991523b774d70b7f71.jpg

    • Nounverb911

      Shouldn’t trump’s ties be wearing kilts then?

      • MynameisBlarney

        I wonder if they just call it “tape” in Scotland.

      • Damn it, I really did not want the words Trump and kilt in my mind at the same time.

        • I did….spelled correctly of course.

          With votes.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          It’s not a problem, so long as you don’t combine them in a comment.
          Hey, waitaminnit….

  • Mr. Blobfish

    There are a lot of bad dudes in the White House.

    • Vincent Ricola

      We’re not sending our best people.

      • Longstreet63

        Calves like canteloupes!

      • Crank Tango

        Some of them might not be rapists, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Some of them, I assume are good . . . oh wait. No I don’t.

    • Nightcrawler

      Bad hombres

    • I think you misspelled duds?

  • Suttree

    STFU Gowdy!

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Gowdy: “Now listen to my banjo skills!”
    https://media.giphy.com/media/kAq6HQVQmK5WM/giphy.gif

  • memzilla Ω
    • Nightcrawler

      On his other account he’s desperately trying to deflect from Comey.

    • lol love the shout out to wikileaks there XD when he said no such thing and yes, yes they were

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      If he’s really finding his own bits to post, which I doubt, he’s watching MSNBC. Regardless: MSNBC. LOL

      • Mary Sandoras

        That’s why he’s having a melt down, he’s not watching Fox sugar coated version.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Of course he has to put “right” in quotes here. As per Spicer’s rules of grammar.

      • Crank Tango

        Spicer’s Rules is the worst book I ever had to buy in college.

        • puredog

          IKR? Even a used copy on eBay costs, like, a gazillion rubles.

          • Crank Tango

            Mine was just printed on top of old issues of Pravda, using beet-juice ink.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Bannon and Kushner hitting him over the head, taking his phone away, and shoving him in a closet in 3…2…1…

    • Crank Tango

      20 bucks says it’s not even him. I don’t see nearly enough exclamation boners.

  • BrendaKay
    • cmd resistor

      I hear the U.S. slipped from 14 to 13th place.

  • BMW

    Imagine if the Watergate Hearings had turned into an investigation of Mark Felt or Daniel Ellsberg. Not that if the term “fake news” had been around back then, Nixon wouldn’t have tried to use it on the New York Times or the Washington Post.

  • Nounverb911

    “Now that we defunded all the little things like ‘Meals on wheels’ and Sesame Street so he can got to MAL, we are going to defund social security to pay for more trips”
    –Spiced spicer

    https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/843891320024256519

    • Crank Tango

      I seem to remember there was a president long long ago who went golfing occasionally. I don’t really remember the details, but I will assume they approved of said golfing.

  • snigsy

    Trey Gowdy now fulminating. The only nice thing I can say about him is that he always makes me think of a cockatiel.

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      Cockatiel libelz!!!11!!!!!

      • Tallmutha

        I could go for one right now. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

    • O4FSake

      He makes me think of a kid who got his head stuck between two railings, and his parents left him there to teach him a lesson. The width of his head is out of proportion to it’s height.

  • ZangoCrudmonger

    Gowdy denouncing hearsay.

    Sidney Blumenthal on line one, representative.

    • rocktonsam

      your honor we have hearsay and conjecture
      – Lionel Hutz

      • msanthropesmr

        They’re kinds of evidence, right?

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          I think they were characters in a Beckett play.

          • puredog

            Uday, Qusay, and Hearsay.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      “Hearsay is almost never allowed in court, correct?”

      Um, not at all true. That’s why there’s an entire rule of evidence listing over 20 exceptions which will allow hearsay to be put into evidence. I’m somehow thinking “excited utterance” would be key to most of this.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        How about an excited twitterance?

        • yyyaz

          Potato.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Ugh, the hearsay exception. Every legal procedure and trial advocacy student’s bane of existence.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          It was the exceptions to the exceptions that drove me bonkers.

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            Oh me, too. Grrr.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Oh lord yes.

        • Paul

          I particularly liked the “dying declaration” exception. The textbook explained that here in the US we figure folks want to come clean before they die and meet their maker.

          Then it went on to explain that in a lot of (scary Arab) countries the opposite holds true. There, they think personal animosities are paramount and the urge to strike your enemy one last blow would rule the day.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            I don’t recall ever hearing that thing about Ay-rab cultures? Sounds…suspect to me. And also contradicts what I’m seeing in a quick scan of law journal articles about evidentiary rules and Islamic Law.
            Not saying your textbook was lying, but the assertion definitely plays into way too many western stereotypes about scary Arabs and MooseLambs.
            But I also have no personal experience in that area so I don’t know.

          • Paul

            I mentioned it because it struck me as odd too. I’m old but didn’t go to law school until 1990. Perhaps a reflection of the times?

    • wide_stance_hubby

      What about Qusay?

  • gamera23

    Predicting the Projector in Chief tweeting about how Obama and Hillary accused him of wire tapps on THEM.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      He is literally tweeting about HOW BAD IT IS to UNMASK agents, damages security, with seemingly no understanding about the difference between us unmasking our OWN agents in the field, vs. us unmasking THEIR agents. Oh god. Please let this be the beginning of the end.

      • Suttree

        I wonder what his view on Valerie Plame is. No I don’t.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    So what time is Sean Spicer’s daily lecture on air quotes? I bet he’ll have lots to talk about today!

    • cmd resistor

      I think it already started. From what I read, didn’t go well for him.

    • Suttree

      You missed it. It was reality deficient.

      • vivian

        Would that be SOS or SOP?

        • Suttree

          Yes. He really looks like a drowning man. He just doesn’t have the aplomb smugness of Dana Perino or Scott McClellan. It seems like blatant lies hurt him. Does he have a soul?

          • puredog

            Have they re-made “aplomb” into an adjective since I last checked into the Mother Tongue?

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Should be “smug aplombness”, right?

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    The thought of seeing leak finder in chief, Trey Gowdy’s plumbers crack is disturbing.

  • lucidamente

    “Trump supporters are taking their sisters on dates to the Cracker Barrel and the Big Lots.”

    Evan, they really need to make a new category of Pulitzer Prize to reward your very special genius. As soon as I wipe the rest of the coffee I spit on my screen I’ll start a petition drive.

    • Foocatchoo

      Me and my Sister-Wife don’t reckon that’s funny…

      • But does your Mom-Aunt?

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Walmart Fountain, then?…

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      Ever since he came up with ‘spooge-sicle’ as a noun, I keep away from liquids.

  • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted
    • tapp_my_wire,please

      Another Kasparov Checkmate move

    • vh

      what did Flynn say when he met a Russian? the cheque, mate. thx

    • AJ Milne

      I’ve been reading his Winter Is Coming. His views, at least, on how financial ties between western business and Putin’s kleptocracy aren’t generally a good thing are seeming… erm… fair enough right about now.

      • That our businesses have routinely been supporting a tin pot dictator as he rapes his country and those of his neighbors and no one CARED is one of the very many sins we’re going to have to atone for very soon.

        • AJ Milne

          There really does seem an element of karma, here.

          (C.f. lie down with dogs, get fleas.)

          • We can claim we did not know, and there is some validity in that. But we were doin all right, worrying about other things, and ignored it when it was mentioned which businesses and where because well, we LIKE that brand of shoe or eh, too inconvenient to drive to the next gas station.
            We are culpable.

        • Foreign dictators have ALWAYS been great for American business. Cf. IBM’s early computers making the Holocaust possible.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Q: “Are you investigating A?”
    A: “No.”
    Q: “Are you investigating B?”
    A: “No.”
    Q: “Are you investigating C?”
    A: “No comment.”
    “Thank you.”

    • snark-lurker

      I missed the “No”s

    • Wild Cat

      That you, M. Scott Peck?

  • rocktonsam

    oh trey gowdy and the butthurt!
    teh humanity!!?!!!1!!

  • Sheepshagger
  • FDRliberal

    In the World of Trump, being a Campaign Manager is a ‘limited role’ and being National Security Advisor is just another “volunteer”. The Colluding Con Artist is cornered and his lies are getting even more pathetic and laughable with each passing day.

    https://twitter.com/KThomasDC/status/843884684018925568

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      Oh for fuck’s sake.

    • Mary Sandoras

      When do we get to the part where it’s the “deep states” fault?

    • RobKanC

      In this same world, Breitbart was a great journalist and Fix news is where real news is. So not surprised.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I for one believe it. Being an operative for Russia and the Trump Campaign takes up a lot of time

    • boyblue122

      and Putin secretly wanted Hillary to win….

    • Chyron HR

      And yet Podesta had to be destroyed because he talked to the she-bitch. Go figure.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        Not that I support the absolute nothingburger shitshow that came of that, but Podesta should have been busted down to knock-on-doors volunteer for having the same cybersecurity wiles as a 12-year old.

      • puredog

        People who cook risotto are suspicious, and have too much time on their hands.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Under the bus they go.

      • vivian

        The wheels on the bus they go round and round
        over his body then round and round…

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Because “campaign chair” is just very, very limited…

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Manafort only had two jobs. Campaign chairman and campaign manager. Very limited role.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Can someone finally just stand up and say, “You’re fucking lying, Spicey.?”

  • vh

    all this is fine, but Hillary had emails. remember?

    and to think idiots in Nashville were still chanting lock her up.

    • Ducksworthy

      Led by Michael Flynn no less.

      • HogeyeGrex

        ffs

    • Still chanting today.
      Though as Fox et al keep yelling that Americans don’t care about this Russia thing! REally! I think they lose a lil more of the base.
      Cause most of them sure as fuck remember the Russia thing from before.
      Also, and this is for all you ponies out there: McCarthism was blackballing and otherwise illegally oppressing American Citizens for their political bent, specifically, if they were communists or not.
      What this is, is our own president colluding with a foreign power HIMSELF. In this case, the people IN CHARGE are being traitors.
      See the difference, learn the difference

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        “learn” Hah! Good luck with that, Jen.

  • boyblue122

    So the Senate will also have its own investigation hearings too, right?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Not after they see how this went.

      • boyblue122

        the House hearings i knew werent going to be taken seriously by most repubs

    • Ducksworthy

      Yep. Nobody believes the house is still on our side. The house seems to be run by Russian Stooges.

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Larrionov, Moesky and Joe Besser!

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Still 0 days since Trump last lied to the American People.

  • anon_the_great

    This hearing showed once more the current gang of paste eaters calling itself the Republican Party is Fear and Loathes the Enemy in Within!

    Who are our Enemy? The Democrat Party? The Party of the Democrats? The brown peoples?
    No, no. The Russians.
    Oh yeah. Right, right. The Russians.

    • kareemachan

      And it was amazing how fast they became our BFF’s… supposedly.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Are there some folks hoping to be oligarchs? Hmmm….

        • Jukesgrrl

          Yes, the Russian rich guys have toys they admire. Anyone who thinks things in Russia are A-OK ought to read a recent book by Martin Cruz Smith (Stalin’s Ghost, Three Stations, Tatiana). He’s got his finger on the pulse of what’s going on in Putinville.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      I thought is was some 400 pound guy posting from his basement.

  • Suttree

    Come on Katy Tur. Don’t be nice by using “disingenuous”.

    • yyyaz

      Can we invent a word here? “elpose,” noun, homophone for LPOS.

      • bupkus23

        Naw – Donnie is pure heterophone!

        • yyyaz

          And a braying megaphony, too also.

      • Suttree

        Literally a piece of shit?

  • Denny Heck made me proud of my state (WA) and country today.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4478f59d2d829afd09ffc3d2e243f5700261bd6cbc9d51266b175bd22d0dbe5.jpg (((DuneMyThang™)))‏ @Kris_Sacrebleu
    Rep Denny Heck (D), from the great state of Washington
    POWERFUL speech.
    Very.
    #ComeyHearing #TrumpRussia
    12:03 PM · Mar 20, 2017

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf490483bb65792ed372f4fd2b9659bbf9ed54610b3e6a10683998cab4971910.jpg

    • OrdinaryJoe

      He did a very good job.

  • Crystalclear12

    Once again-these are the people in charge.

    Keep those bottles handy

    • yyyaz

      W.C. Fields wouldn’t have to keep a snake handy these days.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    All right. where are the nazis to punch?

    • Crystalclear12

      Washington DC

    • Blackest Noobs

      like Elvis, they are everywhere.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Write this down… 1600… Pennsylvania… Avenue….Washington… DC…

  • Tallmutha

    Didn’t someone here say they wanted to see the pee tape? (Not so SFW, if employers or colleagues object to yellow goo)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=panWeojLJ_0

  • schmannity

    It is really stunning how mediocre our Representatives are on both sides of the aisle. Many are lawyers. Have any ever read The Lost Art of Cross Examination?

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      guessing everyone of them has dirt in their closets and don’t want to piss off the FBI too much.

    • puredog

      Of course not! It is Lost!

      • vivian

        Does that mean it’s a blank book?

    • theblackdog

      Right now I wouldn’t mind hearing a Phoenix Wright style OBJECTION! when someone is actually lying.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      If they were any good at being lawyers, they wouldn’t have had to enter politics.

      • schmannity

        Or they could have become 85% of all state judges.

    • Also, many of them watch Perry Mason in the afternoons.

    • SayItWithOtters

      You give up the ability to ask any question without a 15-minute preamble carefully crafted for maximum number of campaign ad soundbites the second you’re sworn in.

    • The Flaming Carrot

      Gowdy in particular has deplorable cross-examination skills. Spit it out, Trey.

  • FDRliberal

    This former Mexican president is one of my favorite Twitterers, for obvious reasons.

    https://twitter.com/VicenteFoxQue/status/843842926660763650

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Grrrr. What does it say? I am blocked from the Twitters on this PC! :(

    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      We’ll give him a big ol pink slip and everything, Vicente.

      • HarpyLibtart

        OMG, the mental picture of marching outside Trump tower with a billboard-sized pink slip makes me damn near giddy with excitement. :P

        • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

          Same!!

    • Jennifer R

      Those numbers.

  • OrG

    When do we get the pee-hooker tape? Asking for a friend.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    John Harwood ✔
    @JohnJHarwood
    Spicer says Trump golfing different from Obama golfing because of “how you use the game of golf” to advance US interests 2:03 PM – 20 Mar 2017

    https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/843885653691678720

    • Creepoman

      And how many time did he have to mentally pause to avoid using the word “negro?”

    • cough black cough

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        blah

    • Tallmutha

      OH FUCK NO HE DID NOT SAY THAT. NOT EVEN HE WOULD SAY THAT.

      • Oh yes. He did. He said that with his mouth parts

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Why wouldn’t he? He has an audience of one, and a DC press corps who are actively sympathizing with him.

    • Crank Tango

      Oh, so Nobama held his club at an angle like a common chigago street thug.

    • CanadianSCOTUSCaptainHowdy

      Everyone knows Obummer used the game of golf to advance Kenyan anti-colonial interests.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Well, he wasn’t raised like us. I mean, unless your grandma was a bank executive and you went to private school. Then he was raised like one of us.

        • Morningside

          He was on a scholarship at Punahou School.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      When the shitgibbon’s golfing, he’s not fucking anything up, so I guess that qualifies as advancing US interests.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Yeah, the fucking Marvel Comics CEO is going to bring back all those coal mining jobs.

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        At least bring back all of the inker jobs (Stupid high quality scanners).

      • JurisGal

        Silly you, the Marvel CEO is going to help all the vets!

    • GemlikeFlame

      And since he habitually cheats at golf…

  • Shibusa

    https://twitter.com/Messina2012/status/843841313472745476
    He was the 2012 Obama Campaign Manager.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    It’s amazing how I can get more pissed off every day…

    • snark-lurker

      take your pants off & remain calm

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Tragically, my workplace requires pants.

        • Jennifer R

          You should wear the shortest pants you can then. Or a skirt.

        • Usedtobeyellerdawg

          Fascists.

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Bad at keeping scorecards, but did the # of GOP ‘we gotta find these anonymous leakers’ statements approach the # of ‘people are telling me’ Donald tweets?

  • going4baroque

    I can’t shake the feeling that The Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution, Section 4 may soon play a role in our nation’s politics, it is a good feeling, unless Trump can somehow wake up and go about the nation’s business relatively sanely, it seems to be an inevitability in the course of events

    • vivian

      This assumes that those around him don’t have a vested interested in keeping this shitshow going. It also assumes that they are rational actors. There is an abundance of evidence to the contrary.

      • going4baroque

        the billionaire donors are the ones who will make the decision, they’ll yank the requisite chains of the republican politicians necessary for it to happen. So if the republican donors feel their fortunes threatened by the lunacy they’ll get the ball rolling, I’m pretty that’s how it will play out, it’ll be the money making the decisions, unlike back in the day of Nixon, when ethics in politics was a real thing

        • Notreelyhelping

          There’s something in my chilly little heart that really wants to see Tillerson go down. Somehow that’d be as satisfying as watching Ken Lay crash and burn.

          • JurisGal

            I can’t remember who said it but one on the committee after discussing the resignations/firings and said something like , based on the next line of questioning, you can guess who is next. The next line of questioning heavily involved Tillerson.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      I doubt it. Bannon is not interested in seeing Donald go about the nation’s business. He wants to burn everything down, seemingly, just to see what happens. This is why both need to go.

      • going4baroque

        Bannon will go when Trump goes, Bannon’s fortunes are entirely riding on the Trump train. It takes about a half dozen elected officials, the majority and minority leaders, the vice president , pro tempere of the senate, so if they get together and decide the president is unable to fulfill the duties then the VP takes over, so if those half dozen decide either independently or by orders from the 1%, it’s a done deal, Bannon is superfluous to everyone but Trump

        • Bannon is superfluous to everyone but Trump

          This. First order of business the moment that Trump is done, Bannon goes up against the wall – no way he survives. Don’t care if it’s Pence, Ryan, or Clinton – Bannon is toast.

      • HooverVilles

        THIS!

    • BeachBum

      Yeah but I think it will take a while for something to happen first. Like Trump vetoing Ryan’s bullshit legislation, and then a scandal, prolly set up by Ryan.

      • going4baroque

        it’s all speculative of course, but I’d like to see Trump destroy Ryan’s political career, it would be an immeasurable good for the country and fun to watch

  • Grokenstein

    Those tweets have no exclamation points or single-word pejoratives. I wonder who’s writing them.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Cambridge Analytica?

      • Weevie

        What a name, more like Jethro Bodine’s Double Naught Cipherin’ Service.

        • Husband Of Mrs God

          Yes, but read about them and their role in marketing Trump.

    • JurisGal

      I just saw on Hardball that Ivanka’s got a new office in the West Wing. “People are saying” she could have written those Tweets.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Excellent point.

  • fawkedifiknow

    I wonder if the FBI or the NSA had informed the Republican led Intelligence Committee that the in-coming National Security Advisor to the President was caught on tape talking shit to the Russian ambassador BEFORE he (the NSA officer) even took office, they would have publicly taken action to prevent that clear national security risk from happening.

    No, I don’t wonder – I’m just being sarcastic.

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Donald seems to be losing it. This is good. At this point I’d rather go through the chaos of having him replaced than continue to endure having him in the White House.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    If the leaks are fake news doesn’t that mean the leakers are liars therefore the leaks are false and not illegal? Make up your idiot minds, Trumpettes!

    • Chris Mattson

      I am VERY confused now!

  • CanadianSCOTUSCaptainHowdy

    Oh for fuck’s sake FUCK THESE PEOPLE FUCK THEM FUCK THEM FUCK THEM.

    Democrats Beware: Sanders ‘Movement’ Turns to Midterms

    Some are betting that the disaffected left is as or more interested in remaking the Democratic Party as it is in fighting President Donald Trump.

    While they’ve yet to prove they are capable of being any kind of a force to be reckoned with, a handful of groups that grew out of the Sanders movement have already begun issuing primary threats against Democratic incumbents.

    The democratic caucuses in both house and senate are likely more liberal than they have ever been, after moderates were culled in the 2010 and 2014 midterm election waves. The so-called Blue Dogs have been largely wiped out and even the red state senators who are Democrats’ top priorities in 2018, are historically fairly progressive for their states.

    But for Justice Democrats’ founder, liberal media personality Cenk Uygur, what seems to matter most is inflicting damage on the Democratic Party.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/democrats-vs-trump/democrats-beware-sanders-movement-turns-midterms-n735301

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      OMFG what a bunch of morans. Apparently, contrary to Gandalf’s assertion, the burned hand does NOT teach best.

      • C4TWOMAN

        In this case, they make no connection between being burnt and choosing to stick their hand in the fire. they’ve convinced themselves Hillary made them stick their hands in the fire…or set the fire….or something.

    • Weevie

      They better get their shit together or they’ll miss a golden opportunity coming up soon!

    • Lefty Wright

      This is why we can’t have nice things. Like Hillary as president and a Democratic majority in the Senate.

    • Lambsendbeds

      Cenk Uygar…*facepalm*. I used to like TYT until they all became BOBs and developed Hillary Derangement Syndrome. Cenk practically stroked out screaming incoherently about how corrupt she was. I blame that bunch for the terrible Millenial turnout. I’m not at all surprised that he has actually formed a group devoted to dismantling the Democratic Party. Oy…

      • Odd Jørgensen

        And then there`s Jimmy Dore, he saw what Cenk was doing, and figured someone better hold his beer. His channel pretty much turned into Hillary hate fest 2016. It`s unwatchable at this point.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Yep. If it doesn’t somehow turn Trumpsters to the left, it’s useless or worse.

    • The Flaming Carrot

      I’d rather join the Laconic Party. It takes Cenk Uygur too fucking long to get to the goddamn point.

  • Weevie

    Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!

    WTF is he doing?
    From the The Courier-Journal :
    “President Donald Trump will cap off a high-profile day for his administration with a campaign appearance in Louisville on Monday evening…”

    Campaign appearance? Spongebrain is campaigning?

    This is all we’re gonna get, folks, get rid of him!!!

    • Jukesgrrl

      His fans say he is so busy. I actually read a comment yesterday where a person put in print, “Trump has accomplished more in 10 weeks than Obama did in eight years.” He was challenged to name one “accomplishment” that hadn’t been overturned by the courts, but of course he disappeared from the discussion. Apparently these numbnuts think “campaign rallies” are accomplishments. Charge for the tickets and see how many people show up.

      • davidhollenshead

        Those “numbnuts” are referring to the over 1300 Hate Crimes that Führer Trump & his Brownshirts have encouraged.

    • Lambsendbeds

      Trump filed for 2020 like, four hours after the Inauguration. He’s already held a couple of campaign rallies. These rallies are what makes him jizz in his baggy ass trousers. He needs the constant adulation and the incoherent screaming of his mouth-breathing supporters. At his last rally he even had the crowd screaming “Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!”, FFS. That’s SO 2016…

  • Debra Dassow

    I know redundant: LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! for the love of all that is good.

    • Edith Prickly

      I enjoy yelling “perp walk” just to change things up a bit.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Yes! You know it was Rudy Giuliani who turned perp walks into an art form when he was a Federal attorney. Now Republicans don’t think they’re so great when they’re the ones in handcuffs.

    • davidhollenshead

      Führer Trump the TRAITOR and his Brownshirts have committed Capital Crimes, so “LOCK THEN UP!” does not apply, but Death Row really does apply.

      • Erala Contratista

        See above. Perhaps a verse in the new hit tune?

      • Nine

        Death Row Donnie!

  • Zyxomma

    IMHO, Comey should have been prosecuted for HIS FBI violating the Hatch Act in the days leading up to the election.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Yes, you notice Republicans simply adore leaks when they’re fucking up a Democratic campaign. I distinctly remember Trump yelling to his adoring fans, “I LOVE WIKILEAKS.” It’s on tape. He can’t lie about it. So now leaks are suddenly a crime.

      • mailman27

        “He can’t lie about it.” Now that’s funny!!

      • HooverVilles

        “He can’t lie about it.”
        Surely you jest!

  • Mavenmaven

    He went with Lying Hillary, when can we start using Treasonous Trump?

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Right now. Go ahead!

    • Nodrama4mama

      I don’t know if his deplorable will understand what treasonous is. Maybe Trump The Traitor.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Yeah, I wouldn’t assume Trumpeteers understand derivative adjectives.

      • davidhollenshead

        ‘I’ve been using “Führer Trump the TRAITOR for a few months now.

        • Erala Contratista

          Hey! Sing this line to the chorus of Barnacle Bill The Sailor. Then write the rest of the lyric. It should just about write itself.Feel pretty ok, but maybe antibiotics would help.

  • JurisGal

    Too funny that Trump was live Tweeting the hearing . Taking your steam Wonkette. Trump may need a gig soon…

    • davidhollenshead

      “Trump may need a gig soon”

      Führer Trump will have a gig soon, it’s called being the first POTUS who was tried, convicted, and Executed for a Capital Crime.

  • Lord Jim

    I’ve posted an excerpt from this article before, but now is a good time to repeat it. I’m not here to change anybody’s mind about David Frum, I’m just encouraging everyone to consider this:

    In early January, multiple newspapers reported that the incoming administration planned radical reforms of the intelligence agencies. These reports agreed that the new administration wanted to reduce the role of the Director of National Intelligence, the central coordinator of all intelligence products. But instead of
    reverting to the pre-9/11 situation where the coordinating job was assumed by the CIA, that agency, too, would be downgraded. Its director was initially removed from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council: a bold declaration of reduced status.

    Instead, the coordination would occur at the new and politicized NSC itself, where Steve Bannon would have a permanent seat but not the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. That would have placed the White House and the national security adviser,
    Mike Flynn, more directly in control of the agencies investigating … the
    White House and Flynn.

    Maybe this was all undertaken for the highest and most disinterested public motives. And Flynn has now resigned; the CIA director has been restored to his seat at the table. But you can imagine that an investigator of the White House’s troubling
    Russia connections might have perceived a purge in the making. If information was not brought forth now, such an investigator might reasonably fear, that information would be silenced and secreted forever by people with a deep personal interest in silencing and secreting it.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Hmmm.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      You’re right that it hasn’t changed my mind about Frum.

      However, he often seems to be a lone voice on the right who is capable of analyzing facts. As here.

      But, OTOH, he always seems to hope that after a brief purge of reality, we can go back to the good-old reliable bullshit and it will work.

      Shouldn’t the scales have fallen from his eyes at least fifteen years ago?

  • guest

    President Donald Trump holds rally in Louisville, Kentucky-RAW Story.
    Why? He needs a hug.

    • davidhollenshead

      Führer Trump needs to meet up with his Russian Friends again, in a minor airport.

  • Incoming (“Fake News”) Ham

    Trump is so unbalanced, looking moreso every day. I suppose since our congress is 70% loon he looks sane and they don’t see a reason to can him.

    • davidhollenshead

      An Unlimited Supply of Cocaine will do that………..

  • Eric NNY

    Speaking of 100% certified Angus bullshit, I have some to share in Northern New York if you need some. Bring your own trailer and pitchforks. Spring can’t get here soon enough. Free!

    • Arrange delivery to 1500 Penn ave in DC?

      • C4TWOMAN

        Waste of good fertilizer. Send them rotten veggies and fruit instead.

      • Sid Pevear

        I thought it was 1600?

        • Fuck. I’m brain-dead lately. Must be all the rage strokes

          • Sid Pevear

            1500 would not have been happy with that pile on their doorstep. Bad enough living next door to a pile of shit already.

  • Mike

    Live tweeting a favorable commentary of an investigation that you might be a target of has got to be a crime…isn’t that interfering with a federal investigation…? The only reason for the tweets is to influence the outcome.

    • davidhollenshead

      And to Distract Führer Trump’s Brownshirts from the Simple Fact that he is a TRAITOR and will face Justice and be Timothy McVeigh-ed by the Federal Government.

  • Heyzeus Ahchay

    They don’t just lie in bed — they lie everywhere!

    — Apoplectic apologies for not reading down first. Just got here CUZ WONKETTE IS BLOCKED FROM MY WORKSITE NOW and I have to wait until O’Dark 30 to check out the nonfake news and dick jokes o the day.

    • The Flaming Carrot

      Shameful censorship. I suggest that you agitate for the formation of a union.

  • davidhollenshead

    The Führer Trump Train to Busan.
    Note the movie “Train to Busan” is full of blood thirsty Zombies.

  • motmelere

    An unusual amount of corrupt activity in the White House has led to an unusual amount of recent leaking…weird, huh?

  • What is just me that was horrified they did the “let’s put the ladies together so they can talk to each other about handbags and shopping while the men work” by sitting Ivanka next to Merkel? Everything is going backwards.

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  • Rickyphoo

    At the risk of coming off as a conspiracy theorist, I fear that the more the Dumpster and his goons are cornered, the higher the danger of a false flag incident, like the Reichstag fire, taking place to divert attention.

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    Just read this… http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/king-remove-trump-office-hit-rock-bottom-article-1.3004676 and he’s saying this *proves* Trumpolini is “out of touch with reality”… and it’s time to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment.

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