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Oh hi there, are you watching the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing we told you about yesterday, on Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Russians? We are! It already started … so YOU’RE LATE! But you didn’t miss much. Basically they did their opening statements, and Democratic committee vice chair Mark Warner has been subtweeting the everliving BALLS out of Devin Nunes, emphasizing that over here in the grown-up Senate, where the grown-ups live, they will be doing a serious, bipartisan investigation, which is very different from the House Intelligence Committee investigation, which is basically Nunes flicking poo everywhere and trying to protect his real dad Donald Trump.

Anyway, let’s watch it together, and we will liveblog it for you also too! With dick jokes! And Russian pee hooker jokes!

10:47: Right now it is just a bunch of so-called “experts” saying “information” about how Russia’s hacking and meddling isn’t just an American operation, and it’s been going on for a looooooooong time. Also a guy named Clinton Watts just pronounced the word “spectrum” like “spRECTUM.” It was not the finest pronunciation moment in Senate hearings.

11:04: Expert guy says Russia influenced 2004 and 2014 elections in Ukraine, probably screwed with Brexit but he’s not sure, and also is screwing around in all the elections in Europe right now. FAKE NEWS.

11:07: The expert guy (who has a name and it is CLINTON WATTS) also said earlier that Sen. Marco Rubio, who is questioning now, was a victim of Russian election interference. Maybe that’s why he gives a shit! (Also the thing about how he hates Donald Trump with every fiber of his being.)

11:21: Everybody driving home the point that Russia does this to BOTH SIDES, so it doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican, you should be against this. Also, too, EVERYBODY IS ACTING LIKE A GROWN-UP. And you can tell Richard Burr and Mark Warner are friendly and like each other!

11:31: Clint Watts points out that one good way to start investigating this Russia stuff is to look at how Russia keeps murdering people implicated in this investigation, ALLEGEDLY. It’s true, Russian diplomats are dropping like flies. because that’s how Putin is.

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET TO THE PART ABOUT HOW THIS IS HILLARY’S FAULT?

11:37: Oh hi, this is kind of a sexxxy senator, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico! Hi there, senator!

11:45: BOOM! Clint Watts says outright that part of the reason Russian active measures worked in this election is that THE TRUMP REGIME, and also the campaign before that, specifically use/d fake news-style active measures to spread disinformation to the American public. It was in response to a question from dead-eyed Oklahoma Republican senator James Lankford, and even he is being a grown-up about this!

11:49: Clint Watts says he already knows he’ll be targeted by Russians in efforts to discredit him, and part of the problem these days is we literally don’t know what America’s position on all that is. He’s saying basically that Trump is gay for Putin, so none of us are safe. Hooray!

12:04: Russia hacked “three to four thousand” people, on both sides of the aisle, according to Clint Watts. He says Russia is sitting on “information nukes,” so that’s comforting.

House of Representatives, you look like a dumb idiot right now.

12:09: IMPORTANT POINT JUST MADE: Russia would have succeeded with its meddling, even if Hillary Clinton had been elected, because the part of the aim was to smear her as much as possible regardless of the outcome.

12:12: Hey Devin Nunes, are you watching? Because this is what is happening right now:

12:14: This is also very, very comforting:

And yay, it is Senator Kamala Harris’s turn to ask questions! We are going to make her president someday, oh yes we are.

12:18Hey, do y’all remember back when Matt Taibbi was good?

12:25: Here is a fun detail! Russian bots actually target Donald Trump on Twitter with active measures fake news when they can tell he’s online. Why? Because he’s stupid and falls for it. U-S-A! U-S-A!

12:33: And that is that, until after lunch! It starts again at 2:00 PM Eastern! A lot of good information was shared, and everybody acted like a goddamn adult who actually cares about this issue, and nobody is running up to the White House to brief Donald Trump on fake “intelligence” they just found in their butt about “wire tapps.” Good job, Senate Intelligence Committee! We will see you after lunch!

2:08: Hi, we are back! You can watch the entirety of this morning’s hearing below, and below that is your new livestream for the afternoon hearing! We are going to learn about all of Russia’s cyber capabilities, and we don’t mean like cyber-sexxx. (UNLESS WE DO.)

2:22: We are still having opening statements. Now look, the guy talking is a British, but do not get excited and think he is the British spy who wrote about the pee hookers. There is more than one British guy in the world, so just cool your jets. This guy is a professor at King’s College London named Thomas Rid.

2:29: A theme that has come up repeatedly, and that British guy is talking about RIGHT NOW, is that part of why Russia’s fake news games and Russia’s WikiLeaks games work is that the media laps it up like a bunch of idiots. HEY, Wonkette wrote about that the day after the election, in a piece called Dear Media: HI! GO FUCK YOURSELF!

2:33: Expert dude says it “absolutely stretches credulity” to act like Russians didn’t do all the hacking, so we guess if Donald Trump was right about a 400-pound guy sitting on his bed in New Jersey, that guy’s name was Sergey.

2:39: Marco Rubio is talking about how the Russians tried to fuck with his campaign during the primary, and also Russians have targeted him in a cyber way AS RECENTLY AS YESTERDAY.

2:42: OK, we’re pretty sure Rubio is just cold asking these guys which anti-virus software he should use on his Obamaphone.

2:45: Retired General Keith Alexander, who commanded cybers for Obama, just said we should NOT go to war with Russia over its hacking and meddling, and this was Marco Rubio’s face, for real:

2:48: Dianne Feinstein started her questioning by telling the general she had never seen him out of his uniform and told him he looks good. LOL #FEINSTEINFLIRT

2:56: Senator Roy Blunt is bored with this panel of computer nerds, says this morning was way funner.

3:00: If these computer nerdwads are boring you like they are boring Roy Blunt, here, have a video of that great moment from this morning, when Clint Watts said Russia fake news propaganda works because Trump is an idiot who spouts the same shit:

3:03: Senator John Cornyn says he gets email all the time that’s pretending to be James Comey or Apple Computers, trying to make him change his password. He wants to know is this Russian spear-phishing, or does James Comey really need him to change his password.

An interesting point they just made, though, is that the Russian phishers actually target people very specifically, like sending fake emails ABOUT YOUR JOB and stuff. So! Watch your emails closely, especially if you are a senator investigating Russia!

3:14: This is like a free clinic in “Passwords, How Do They Work?” British expert guy says if John Podesta had had two-factor identification on his email, the last month of the campaign would have been VERY different. Imagine, no #PizzaGate, no spirit cooking, no closely held risotto secrets, Hillary Clinton would probably be the president right now …

3:22: AW YEAH, LET’S TALK ABOUT WIKILEAKS AND JULIAN ASSANGE BEING TOTAL SHITS, and let’s do it in a bipartisan way!

3:28: James Lankford is making us a-skeered.

Lankford actually just asked to make sure nobody is doing FALSE FLAGS to make it look like Russia is doing the hacking. Shut up, scary face man.

3:41: Kamala Harris: Please explain to Americans how to stop reading fake news.

The Americans say “SHRUGGIE.” The British guy says hey, how about you read a real newspaper like The New York Times or The Washington Post. We would add that you probably should read Wonkette every day of your life, unless you want to be A Idiot.

3:49: Looks like we are heading toward the end of this thing! Chairman Richard Burr is asking his questions now, and he would like to know how Russia got all the emails to WikiLeaks, and are we EVEN going to pretend WikiLeaks doesn’t know it is a Russian front.

British expert guy says we can’t be sure if WikiLeaks knows it’s a Russian front, but pffffffft, Wonkette thinks we all know the answer to that question.

4:00: FALSE ALARM, it is not over. Senator Angus King wants to know if Guccifer 2.0 is one person, or a bunch of people, or robots, or some goats. British man Thomas Rid says it’s definitely multiple people, because some of them talk with smiley emojis and some of them don’t.

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  • Lefty Frizzell

    Blew ’em to pieces.

  • Anna Elizabeth, Tifosi Suprema

    “Rectum? Hellz Bells it killed ’em!”

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    LOCK HIM UP!

    (too soon)?

    • The Wanderer

      Never too soon.

    • Lord Jim

      Long overdue.

    • Jennaratrix

      Not soon enough.

  • Chadwells

    Rectum? Damn near killed ’em!!!

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
    • The Wanderer

      When he finds the right top hat and monocle.

      • McMema6

        Did his parents put his head in a pencil sharpener when he was a baby?

  • memzilla Ω
    • Nounverb911

      Jinx.

  • Nounverb911
    • schmannity

      Like the half Cyrillic.

  • schmannity

    Failing Senate. Has not turned a profit in years. Weak. Sad.

  • The Wanderer

    “Rectum” might be le mot juste, as Trump’s been pulling stuff from his capacious ass for a year now, with Pootie-poot helping yank the stuff out to display it for all the world to see.

  • memzilla Ω
  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    What’s Little Donnie doing while patriots are explaining his treasons?

    A) golfing
    B) tweeting
    C) complaining about his toast
    D) POTUS’ing

    • Nounverb911

      “What’s POTUS’ing?”
      –DJT

      • cheetojeebus

        Well first you need latex sheets…..

    • Mpeg

      He has no time for those “quote” “unquote.” He’s too busy E.) Making America Great Again, and as to just what specifically that entails, is none of yer business!

    • onedollarjuana

      D sounds like something Bush the Lesser would have been doing when he wasn’t decidering.

  • Nounverb911
    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      That is so disgusting accurate.

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    What is Rubio going on about?

  • yyyaz

    Why is Li’l Marco spitting lisp piddle all over my virgin screen?

    • Tennessee Rain

      Wow. He actually did a good job explaining how Russia is meddling – that story about the gas explosion was jaw dropping.

      • yyyaz

        Without any references to the the regime of traitors he supports.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Maybe he is banking on there being an open election in 2020.

  • Ralph Gauer

    The revolution will not be televised. But you can live stream it.

    • laughingnome

      Heh heh you said live stream, –

      Russian Hooker

    • cheetojeebus

      I’m becoming impatient with the drip drip drip of all this.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Trump: ‘We must fight’ hard-line conservative Freedom Caucus in 2018 midterm elections https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-we-must-fight-hard-line-conservative-freedom-caucus-in-2018-midterm-elections/2017/03/30/56783e38-154e-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.3d18acf9adc7

    ….Then they came for the Teabaggers,
    But I said nothing
    Because I had to throw more popcorn in the microwave.

    • cheetojeebus

      Exactly like Solomon would have done. We must have priorities.

    • memzilla Ω

      Twitler just ensured that none of his legislative proposals are going to pass. I wonder who put him up to this?

      (mandatory: THANKS, OBAMA!)

    • Lord Jim

      Lemme see, wasn’t it just last week Rump was threatening teabaggers if they didn’t vote his way? Remind me, how did that go…

  • ThePuckStopsHere

    If it turns out that the Russian hackers, all of them, each weighed 400 pounds, Trump will claim that he has been vindicated, somewhat.

    • God Emperor Emeritus

      “He never said that the basement couldn’t be in the Kremlin” — Propaganda Spice

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Um, actually, he said it was in New Jersey.

  • Nounverb911
  • laughingnome

    Any pee hooker references yet?

    • boyblue122

      Youll know its happening when they bring the 100 inch projector out on the senate floor so everyone gets a good look at the videotape lol

  • Shanzgood

    Damn Dicksus.

    • Lord Jim

      I like to refer to it as Diqsuk.

  • exinkwretch

    Vladimir Putin most bestest friend of American people! Now we toast with polonium cocktail!

  • MynameisBlarney

    Disqus goin a weee bit kaddywompus.

    • Nounverb911

      Putin must have reassigned the 1000 hackers to take out Disqus….

    • Wild Cat

      It’s more screwed up than my brain.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Yeah, was getting all ‘splody with me over a login.

    • OrG

      Thanks Putin.

  • Wild Cat

    Eventually, the Senate will reveal Putin’s Baked Tatar recipe.

    • Nounverb911

      Made with real Tatar’s.

      • Wild Cat

        Stalin always ordered them to go . . .

        • Villago Delenda Est

          “To Novosibirsk…”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I am on pins and needles waiting for that!

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      1 Tatar, whole, unpeeled.
      1 gram of this shit I got right here…

      • MynameisBlarney

        2 cups Extra Virgin Russian Hooker Pee

  • Shoto

    “Sen. Marco Rubio, who is questioning now…” and who is obviously positioning himself for a 2020 presidential run…

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      He’d be a massive improvement

      • Shoto

        At least he’s semi-sane, right?

        • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

          As far as I can tell. And he’d show up even less than Trump.

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Wow. Dis is skaree.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Marco: Here’s a clue. You’re no Jeb Bush. In fact, you’re not even Ted Cruz. So you wouldn’t have won the GOP primary regardless.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      But bonus that Russian active measures targeted his campaign.

    • Lord Jim

      Nuh-unh! Would so! *drink*

  • laughingnome

    The antidote to Russian hacking and meddling is awareness and education. We are doomed.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Disqus crapped out a bit for me.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Me too. More Russian shenanigans.

      • Oblios_Cap

        PUTIN!!!!!

  • Suttree

    Gah! Wrong CSPAN. I had to look at Steve King in the house!

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      CSPAN3

  • laughingnome

    Susan Collins has a very unique speaking style.

  • Lizzietish81

    I just lost my job. Somehow this is Trump’s fault.

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      What? NOOO.

    • Proud Liberal

      Seriously? I’m so sorry!

    • Ron the Baptist

      Wait, what?

      • Suttree

        That’s what I said. My poor baby!

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      I have you beat by months, and it sucks.

    • Shanzgood

      Shit, I’m sorry.

    • Thaumaturgist

      Can’t upvote you losing your job. I agree it’s Trump’s fault. Do you have plans yet?

      • Lizzietish81

        Right now I’m playing WoW and processing through the shock.

        • Ill-Advised

          Yeah. I feel your pain. I’m looking again. It ain’t fun. If it’s not my fault, why me?

    • Amelia

      :((((( That sucks.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Sorry to hear that.
      Shall I downvote Trump about the nuts?

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Trump will boast about it. “I have created tremendous efficiencies in the LizzieTish sector. Amazing. Greatest ever. Just like I did for the vets.”

    • Suttree

      I am going to come over tomorrow and hug you and rub you and call you George. Then I am going to cook for you and then hug you again. I love you sweetie!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Have you tried looking in a samovar?

      But seriously…that sucks! Some downsizing foolishness?

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tifosi Suprema

      Oh no! I’m so sorry Lizzie. :(

    • Do you want me to come down and kick some ass?

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      I’m sorry to hear this.

    • Painter of Goats

      That bites. So sorry.

    • Tennessee Rain

      I’m very sorry to read this. :(

    • shastakoala

      Ivanka becomes an official government employee. You lose your job. Coincidence? I think not! But really, I’m so sorry.

      • Oblios_Cap

        I saw that in the Godfather – Vito lost his job to Fanucci’s nephew!

    • Oblios_Cap

      It is. Sorry. I’m in the position of wising I was able to retire in a couple of years, since the Republican jerkwads in this state want to privatize my division and I am only in my late 50s. God, I don’t want to have to look for work again.

    • arglebargle

      Did you try turning it off and back on again?

      Seriously though, so sorry. Two things I hate most in life are moving and looking for a job.

    • MynameisBlarney

      That sucks bawlz!

    • proudgrampa

      I’m sorry to hear that.

    • msanthrope

      That stinks, Liz E. So sorry. But at least you have a little bunny to take good care of you.

    • BearGHAZI

      That job wasn’t good enough for you, my dear. Whatever it was.

    • Lord Jim

      Ah, terrible news. I’m so sorry.

  • schmannity

    Russian agents slipped covert diuretics to Rubio, causing unquenchable thirst.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    “I don’t see why they won’t continue it unless there is a cost” (paraphrase)

    Umm… they’re overt in EU right now, and they’re active here still.

    They are continuing it.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Proud Liberal

      Thanks!

    • Shoto

      Firefox here.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Me too.
        But just wanted to give folks that use Chrome the heads up.

      • John Robinson

        You all haven’t been getting the ubiquitous “Firefox Update” popups? Come to think of it, I haven’t seen one of those for a month or so. I guess they’ve moved on to Chrome. Has Google passed Mozilla or something?

    • Shanzgood

      I just told my daughter. She said “Yeah, I already know. I think you need the Internet tips more than I do. Your laptop is plagued.”

      BURN

      • MynameisBlarney

        LOL

    • Creepoman
      • MynameisBlarney

        Bruh…
        Totes fucked.

  • Suttree

    Russia today is an organ of the Russian government.
    -Susan Collins

    • Msgr_MΩment

      “Hey, at least Russia is organic!” — Sassy Spice.

    • schmannity

      The U.S. remains an organ of the .01%

    • Oblios_Cap

      I believe she was talking about the news organization.

      • Suttree

        I know. Just the way she phrased it made her sound like she was stoned. Or maybe I’m stoned?

        • Oblios_Cap

          Maybe both? I know I will be when I get off.

  • Shoto

    Here’s hoping the yammering beltway class makes something of a Big Deal out of contrasting the adult behavior of this committee to the utterly disgraceful behavior Stoogey Nunes has exhibited over the past week.

  • yyyaz

    Collins you ignorant tool. Fuck you.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Fun fact: ” Sean Spicer” literally translated into Russian is “Useful A Idiot.”

    • Thaumaturgist

      Sean Spicer “useful?” What have you been smoking?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Sphincters ARE useful.

        • John Robinson

          Sphincters keep the shit from getting out. Spicey’s an anti-sphincter.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Fun fact: Little Donnie calls him “Lyin’ Sean” … as a compliment.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    I’m starting to think that we should be hoping for Donnie to finish his term. The complete dysfunctionality and chaos of his administration might be the best assurance that the Rethugs don’t get much of anything done.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/didnt-take-long-for-the-swamp-to-drain-trump-freedom-caucus-members-hit-back-after-trump-threat/

    • MynameisBlarney

      I dunno…think of the damage he’d do over 4 fucking years…

      *shudders*

      No…he needs to GTFO now.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        Think Pence would be better?

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Pence would be more “Bitches MUST be punished, must SUFFER” but he’d probably have a clue about NATO.

        • MynameisBlarney

          At not getting us into a nuclear war by speaking without thinking? Absolutely.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Divide and conquer.

    Putin plays 3D chess while Trump plays Go Fish.

    • Shoto

      Russia has a weak hand that they play in a very strong way. Yup, 3D chess.

      • laughingnome

        Those hands might be weak but large.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      He’s not clever. The problem is neither are most of us.

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
      • Painter of Goats

        Are you suggesting he’s like a flamingo and gets his coloring from what he eats?

        • Crystalclear12

          One mystery solved.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          They don’t call him cheeto face for nothing you know.

      • theblackdog

        Remember when Goldfish weren’t associated with a terrible orange man? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Go Fish?

      Please…

      That fool can’t even play Tiddlywinks.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    I hope Nunes and Trump are watching this together in the White House, and they both have bathrobes.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    “Follow the money.” — Sen. Wyden.

    DRINK!

    • Nounverb911

      First Romney Bank of Geneva?

    • cheetojeebus

      I’ve been following the money most of my adult life, I just can’t seem to catch up.

      • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

        What a coincidence, I’ve been drinking most of mine.

    • Lord Jim

      “Hey! That’s my line!” – Mark Felt

  • yyyaz

    He thounds like Thylvester, but I like his style of inquiry.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    Both-sidesing through an actual episode of treason, in order to protect the traitors.

    This country is a lost cause. And there’s no point in blaming Putin: he was working FOR his country. The Republican Party (and a few Democrats desperate for the approval of Beltway pundits, who have a truly creepy fetish for “bipartisanship”) are working AGAINST theirs.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      My nym. See my nym.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Follow the “dead Russians”.

  • yyyaz

    Anyone else have their feed interrupted by a concealed-carry holster commercial? Gah!

  • Zonath

    Clinton Watts looks and sounds kind of like Fred Armisen.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    “Dead Russians” is the name of my Jello Biafro tribute punk band.

    • OrG

      Trumputin Uber alles.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Holiday in Kamchatka.

        • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

          Too Drunk to Cheat

    • chimichanga

      And you’ll only play for 10 days in October.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Also a guy named Clinton Watts just pronounced the word “spectrum” like “spRECTUM.”

    Maybe he was trying to say “SPECTRE”!

    • arglebargle

      Speculum?

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    So when will we see any results of the hearings and are we supposed to get our hope up?

    • proudgrampa

      Two part question, two part answer:

      Never.

      No.

  • Crystalclear12

    I was promised pee hooker testimony!

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Well, hello Mr. President.

  • Thaumaturgist

    If they hacked Rubio, they also hack JEB and Cruz and maybe some of those others whose names I have forgotten. Maybe there will be some GOP support for an actual investigation.

    • *JEB!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        ¡Heb!

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Let’s be honest: in terms of active measures/disinformation, they also were anti-everybody-but-Trump in the Republican primaries.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The lack of any aggressive attacking of Donald is what doomed them. They were all fighting to be the “respectable” alternative to Donald, and in the process, basically ceded the nomination to him.

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      We need to plant the seed that Cruz’s campaign was hacked and talked shit about them. Everyone on the hill hates him.

      • Thaumaturgist

        Where do you suppose Trump’s friends at the National Enquirer got that picture of Cruz’s father with the Russian asset who shot Kennedy?

  • theblackdog

    *gets popcorn*

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Ugh FuckFace Paul Ryan is holding a presser.

  • Nounverb911
    • Ron the Baptist

      Ooh, subtle!

  • Amelia

    I’m starting to think THESE people understand that the ones who potentially uncover a massive treason plot in a presidential administration have a great platform to build upon in their next election or even in 2020.

    To be cynical for a minute.

  • canes_pugnaces

    A quick look at the census data from Nunes’ district: older whites and young (non-voting) Hispanics, the great majority have no education past HS. Crime is high. Incomes are low. A perfect Trump storm.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Maybe, but it’s also a district that’s becoming less and less Republican with every cycle. Nunes probably thinks that if he pisses off the Trumpites then he’ll go down, either in the primary or general.

      • canes_pugnaces

        I looked for that data, but didn’t find it. We can only hope. Thanks.

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          I looked at the Wikipedia page, and I admit I rely on the presidential contests for my argument. But the percentages the Republicans have won the district have been on a steady downward trend.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Primary by someone more of a treasonous loon is their greatest fear

  • Proud Liberal

    Have they done a forensic audit of the voting machines? No. I bet if they did, they would find hacking.

    • AndreWaters20

      The problem is, some viral software erases itself, leaving no trace. Someone has to rat out the people doing the voting machine hack, and that would mean sending yourself to jail.

    • Lord Jim

      Hilz still won the popular vote. Besides, it’s not necesary to crack voting machines when you have such stupid, belligerent, easily-manipulable voters as we have.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Why does anyone even talk to that lyin’ fucker?

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/03/cnns-jeffrey-lord-adam-schiff-colluding

    • Proud Liberal

      He has the most punchable face.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The competition for Backpfeifengesicht of the Year is really getting intense!

      • Lord Jim

        I know it will come as a shock, but this is the first time I’ve seen the guy. Is that hair for effin REAL?

  • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

    Ryan is on my TV. Lyin’. Like he always does.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It’s his nature.

  • yyyaz

    The fucking Q-tip VP, meantime, is casting the deciding vote to overturn HHS rule on family planning funding, which now will allow our taxes to pay for anti-abortion xtains running “family planning” bibble camps.

  • Who is this younger guy? I like him

  • Tennessee Rain

    Clinton Watts is kinda nerdy hawt.

    • Is he the younger guy on the panel? Who sounds like he wants to call the seators idiots?

      • Tennessee Rain

        He’s rockin’ the Clark Kent glasses

    • Vincent Ricola

      Yes. Sexxxy.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    “…and you’ve got satire…”

    Well, Helllllllooooooo, Sailor!

  • Nounverb911
  • Rachel Book Harlot

    So I just woke up a few minutes ago and am watching this — don’t judge me, I’m on vacation this week. :) So happy to see these guys taking this seriously.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    “The Commander in Chief has used Russian active measures as talking points in his campaign”

    • Chadwells

      “Commander”

      Fixed that for them…

  • Sen. Lankford looks like a ginger ghost

    • Sister Suffragette

      I keep expecting him to say, “I must break you.”

  • kittygrrl

    See John Mitchell and Watergate for The Art of The Deal that takes you to jail for perjury and obstruction of justice. First Attorney General in the history of the US to serve time. Ryan and Nunes whistling past the graveyard till Carrie grabs their ankles.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Ryan and Nunes whistling past the graveyard till Carrie grabs their ankles.

      I’d watch that on pay-per-view!

  • Tennessee Rain

    Why now? ‘Because Trump.” I think I need a moment to myself!

  • Ralph Gauer

    New Mexico and all eleventy eleven of our other residents thank you for noticing the hotness (in a non-ghey way) of Martin Heinrich. See also: Tom Udall.

    • Ralph Gauer

      Hint: It’s the Hatch green chiles. Just sayin’.

      • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

        Their hotness is totally in a gay way according to this gay.

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Mr. Watts just called the Russians “Soviets”.

    • AJ Milne

      I’ve nearly bobbled that on occasion, trying to explain bits of this.

      In fairness, given some of the continuities here, not entirely wrong.

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        I know. It was in reference to 2016, and I excuse it, but I still call them Soviets every once-in-while.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Old habits die hard. Especially when one is dealing with a Chekist.

    • Russia was one of the Soviet states.

      The most powerful one.

      Russia’s city, Moscow, was the capital and center of the government of the Union.

      So, not incorrect at all.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Watts: “The media needs to improve and the US govt needs to improve.” Amen, Bruh.

  • Suttree

    STFU Manchin!!!!!!!

    • Chadwells

      He gotta go.

    • Why is he talking about duck and cover drills?

      • Suttree

        Because he’s a republican.

    • yyyaz

      Muted.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    They mentioned the Russian BernieBros.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Clinton Watts is a goddamn American hero.

    • Tennessee Rain

      I saw him first!

      • Vincent Ricola

        We might have to slap fight. I think I just fell in love.

        • Tennessee Rain

          I’m more into jallo rasslin’ in a baby pool, but okay

        • I will fight you both. And i’ve had socialzed medicine my whole life

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Yes!!

    • Toss up between him, Aunt Maxine, and Yates

      • cmd resistor

        Will Yates testify before this committee?

        • Amelia

          Last I read, that’s the plan.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    “I’m going to be cyber-attacked, I am going to be targeted by cyber-terrorists…. And nobody is going to be covering my back”. – Clinton Watts.

    • Suttree

      I thought he said “ain’t nobody covering my back”.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Certainly not the bought and paid for stooges of Wikileaks.

      • Lord Jim

        We all know that our govt has done awful things. But is Assholeange really so naive that he thinks the US is the biggest threat to world peace and safety?

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Watts is tearing it up right now. I’m loving this guy. Love his idea of setting up a website to refute falsehoods.

    • theblackdog

      Great idea to me.

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

      Maybe we could call it “Snopes”, or “Politifact”, or maybe the god damn government could make a site called bullshit.usa.gov

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        lol I vote for bullshit.usq. :)

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

          Yeah, typing when enraged is not a great idea. Edited it, from usq to the intended usa. :-p

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Hey, Angus King just stole your idea about Snopes!

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

          I’d say great minds, but that would be insulting myself.

    • eggsacklywright

      Are we not Wonket?

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        We are Devo… But not Devos.

  • We got your back Mr Watts!

  • theblackdog

    Hey Watts, it’s not just the trolls that are doing things like tweeting false info in order to tank stock prices. Trump does it too!

    • So…still troll?

      • theblackdog

        Yeah, pretty much. I wish he had called it out, LOL

    • Proud Liberal

      Trump is the ultimate troll.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      I thought what he said in reference to that was interesting. That fake news trolls targeted Trump by tweeting at him knowing that he would absorb it and regurgitate it.

      • theblackdog

        Yeah, that was brilliant when he named Sputnik as one of the sites and talked about how easy it is to make a false news site.

  • AJ Milne

    Sigh. So much for getting work done.

  • lroom
    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      He is also is back to “I’m going to change liberal libel laws”.

      Derp.

      • Suttree

        Read: Sue reporters. Next step is to jail them.

      • lroom

        Stupidest dicktater evah!

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        He would not want to be deposed in a libel case. And, he would be hurt more by libel laws than any reporter. Thin skinned manbaby.

    • cmd resistor

      And managed to drag all the pundits over to ignore the hearing to look at that squirrel.

  • Damn it. I have to go get ready for work.

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      Don’t you have that flu that’s going around?

    • Suttree

      I’ll save your seat. :)

    • Tennessee Rain

      I hafta pee.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        *Donald perks up*

  • Tennessee Rain

    Oh Christ, not this asshole, Cotton. What a tool.

  • Suttree

    STFU Tom Cotton! I would think that you would write a letter. Obama!!!!!

  • Amelia

    Oh fuck off, Cotton. I knew I should have hit mute when I heard his name.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I STILL want to know why his platoon didn’t preempt this mess for us during his tour of Iraq.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Brutal but funny as hell.

  • Marceline

    This shit is terrifying.

    • Proud Liberal

      Especially since half of the Republicans aren’t taking it seriously at all!

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Yes!

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      It truly is.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Hee. “Push pull.” Hee.

    • Tennessee Rain

      You perv. :p

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    I love how Clinton Watts is like we are weak right now because we’re fucking asleep at the wheel and we need to wake the fuck up.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      (cut to Tom Cotton snoring away)

  • elviouslyqueer

    Did Tom Cotton grow that beard to hide the stretch marks around his mouth?

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      I still want to have a threesome with him and Jared.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        One night stand only, just for some good pics?

        • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

          I learned the hard way that recurring threesome are strange.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Gary and Barack, although I wouldn’t want to face the wrath of Michelle. Heck just talking to them would be better than sex with the best looking right winger, IMHO.

        • Antonin Dvorak

          Who’s Gary?

          • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

            OHJB’s porn name.

          • Antonin Dvorak

            Ah.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            Meant Justin, not the cartoonist. Brain slippage. Fixed.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    He’ll be asked by senator Vladistock “Joe” Nitup to join him for lunch at a little food truck serving the tastiest glowing borscht in the country! Da! I mean yes!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Extra sour cream, please!”

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        “Senator, why aren’t you wearing a shirt?”
        “Is nothing, I am ready to summer party! Pleased to get funky!”

  • Trump is gay for Putin, so none of us are safe.

    Well, Trump is on the See Food diet.
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/kanpxbJaDNupi/giphy.gif

  • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

    Evan, Martin is not “kind of” hot. He’s full on hot. And nice. And smells good. And once shook my hand at Pride.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Watts is wiping the floor with Angus King, who is trying to imply that Russia’s actions didn’t work and that the voting machines weren’t hacked.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Angus is missing the damn point of what “disinformation” is all about.

      Can you say “Cosmic Ping Pong Pizza” three times fast, Angus?

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I love how Watts wasn’t having it.

      • AJ Milne

        I don’t believe it’s missing the point. They’re trying to distract.

        The voting machine thing could be either way. I doubt they were hacked, don’t know.

        The disinformation on the other hand was widespread. And there may have been collusion in coordinating its use, even quid pro quo _for_ its use.

        • Rachel Book Harlot

          This. King was being willfully obtuse.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Angus King: “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet.”

      Duh.

      • bobbert

        I’ve met Angus. He’s on our side.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Voting machines weren’t hacked.

      Illinois and Arizona voter rolls, however, were “scanned” but not changed.

      This is a three-fold problem:

      1. It means they have info for micro-targeting voters, but they could buy a lot of that too.

      2. If they were to change info (they didn’t), it could disenfrachise voters.

      3. They planted stories about their own activity suggesting it proves votes were manipulated.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The disenfranchisement of voters is a domestic enemies of the Constitution project.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Watts did such a great job of making this clear.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      The issue is whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to attempt to win the election.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I think today’s hearing is more about Russia’s general activities to cause chaos through disinformation and delegitimizing our electoral processes. It’s more about explaining the details behind Russia’s actions.

    • chicken thief

      If it didn’t work, it can’t be a crime!

      ~ attempted murderers world wide

  • Bigby

    “As long as we ‘win’, including actual treason, I don’t care” –entire Rethug Caucus

    They honestly believe there will be no consequences to their glee in using foreign intelligence to rig elections just for them. Like it can’t happen TO them. They remind me of Nazis in 1940: “LOL! We won and we will rule the world for 1000 years!!!”. How’d that work out for you, Heinrich?

  • Amelia

    Yes, I like this Watts guy. We may have to dump Jake Tapper for him.

  • Hawthorne

    Well, shit. How about we teach critical thinking skills in schools again! Oh wait, there’s Cornyn from Texas where the abandonment of critical thinking skills is actually a part of the GOP platform. Yeah, so there’s that.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    So I wonder how many GOPs have had the Russians “plant” child porn on their computers.

    • Vincent Ricola

      AOTK.

    • Hawthorne

      Since the GOP just voted that ISPs can sell personal info, we’ll be finding that out soon!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Ah, for my lost childhood, where we were taught advanced critical thinking skills in 5th and 6th grades. Of course, this was in really liberal Oregon where we had Republicans, but they were of the LaFollette breed.

        • LucindathePook

          Mark Hatfield?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Aye, and Tom McCall, Republican, Greatest Oregon Governor of my lifetime!

    • natoslug

      So I wonder how many GOPs hadn’t noticed that their child porn stashes had doubled . . .

  • Jenny

    I like this guy. Best way to get selfish assholes on your side is to tell the selfish assholes that someone harmed the selfish assholes in some way. UNITED FRONT!

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Watts is doing well because he’s making it clear that it was the Dems next time, but it might be the Repubs who are targeted next time. The only way to get Repubs to care about anything is when it effects them personally.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I feel like I’m watching myself explain to my mom the dangers of the internet using obvious scenarios.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Is this being aired on all networks? I feel like more people need to see this. Earlier Ryan was holding a presser which was eating up air time.

        • Vincent Ricola

          I hope. I’m on Cspan because CNN kept cutting away, but this should really be required viewing.

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            I’m watching CSpan as well. I did switch it to MSNBC at one point just to see, but they were showing Ryan reliving the healthcare fiasco.

        • Hawthorne

          I’m watching C-SPAN to get away from the damned opinion pundits.

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            Me, too. I can’t take the idiocy.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Like not downloading that cool flying toaster screensaver? (I’m dating myself here)

        • Yellerduck

          The one you had to download overnight on you 56K modem and pray that no one called you on the phone because then you would have to start over?

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            The little beeps and boots and “You’ve got mail!”

        • chicken thief

          I went for the tractor plowing a field.

        • NellCote71

          My personal favorite was the cartoon frog rolling out his excessively long tongue to zap a fly, over and over and over again.

        • Lord Jim

          I remember that! Yes, I, too, are an olds.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Damn Russian kids, get off my LAN!!

  • Hawthorne

    So is anyone going to talk about the fact that 666 5th Avenue is owned by Kushner Properties? Is Jared the Antichrist?

    • HorseChestnut

      I keep waiting for Alex Jones to notice this. I think I’m going to be waiting for a while.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      According to Mel Gibson and his view on Jews: Yazz!

  • yyyaz

    So we need a gummint “Truth Site,” while the OPOS is stripping truth from every gummint website.

  • theblackdog

    That moment when you need to leave your desk but you don’t want to because Sen Harris is speaking. D:

    Edit: Oh hell yes she immediately went to asking if their actions were an act of war.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      I personally think it is an act of war, which is frightening.

      • VMink

        It depends on the definition of ‘war’ and, personally, this is beyond mere espionage and propaganda.

  • MizzMazz

    HAHAH! “Former president Cheney, err, vice-president Cheney…” Nice slip there.

  • Amelia

    Sen Harris <3 Nice to see her finally.

    • Sister Suffragette

      That was a fantastic question from her, and a fantastic response from Watts!

      • Amelia

        I wanted to applaud that answer, not gonna lie. Very good.

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Today I became a “Cyber Warrior”!

    • Boscoe

      If I had a dollar for every time I’ve woken up on the floor, covered in pixels…

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Tom “Turkeyneck” Cotton needs to be invited up to another Sarah Palin interview at the turkey farm…senator inside that little metal hole you will see Jesus. Go on, take a look!

    • Lord Jim

      Tom Cotton makes me want to ask: “I know being Republican means ‘fiscal conservatism’, hawkish on defense, yatta yatta. But when did being Republican mean ‘giant, raging, evil hemorrhoid’?”

  • Crystalclear12

    So, basically Mr Watts is explaining to the Republicans if you lay down with dogs you come with fleas?

  • MizzMazz

    “The ability to impersonate online is the next phase we’ll be going through.” Jeez, Mr Burr, didn’t you ever get the Nigerian prince email in ’98?

  • gamera23

    Taibbi, Putin and Trump hate and fear Hillary. They help whoever is against her, dummy.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      There’s an old Russian proverb, “Fool me once, shame on me, so back a fool like Trump next time”.

      • Boscoe

        “Trump is a dish best served to people you hate.”

        • Lord Jim

          I can’t think of anybody I hate that much.

    • Jgb979

      So many pseudo liberals terrified to death of lady balls and pant-suits.

    • Red Bird Ω

      What are they afraid of?

      • gamera23

        She would have kept sanctions and worked against Kremlin agenda, screwing the Rosneft oil deal Putin and Trump want. It’s all about Russia and oil.

    • You forgot Greenwald.

  • Amelia

    Ooh, he’s telling the media to get their shit together. +50 points, Mr. Watts.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Seems utopian.

      • Amelia

        It really does. The idea that they will stop viciously competing to put the “big” stories out first without thinking seems impossible. Much like, as he said before, them collectively deciding to cut off Wikileaks. My first thought was “as fucking IF.”

        • Lord Jim

          The way media outlets see it, the situation is a Mexican standoff. They think that if they embargo Wikileaks revelations, some other news outlet will run it and get the scoop.

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Save us US Senate, you are our only hope!

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      I really hope they do the right thing.

    • Crystalclear12

      That is one scary sentence.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Right because it worked out so well for the Imperial Senate.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    That was really great. I should have DVR’d it so I could watch it again. I caught the tail end.

    • Jgb979

      Has Twitler not rage tweeted yet? Usually he’s on top of attempting to destroy anyone investigating Russia, but maybe he thought Nunes was still running the show.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        It must be nap time for him right now.

      • Boscoe

        Pfft, like he even knows this happened. Fox & Friends won’t watch itself, you know…

  • AJ Milne

    Prediction: general effort by the liar in chief to smear this entire effort, using his standard mix of sixteenth-truths and misdirection. Voting machines not hacked so I is innocent and so on.

    Have I mentioned recently that if I stepped in shit like him, I’d just carefully remove the shoe–with tongs–and dispose of it in a plasma incinerator?

    • Tennessee Rain

      please let there be a twitter meltdown – please, please, please *fingers crossed*

  • Vincent Ricola

    Burr fell in love with Clinton Watts just like us.

  • gamera23

    AtRealAmericanTwitterAccount: Mr. Trump! Important conspiracy news on FoxTVNews being right now! Watch and tweet now please!

  • theblackdog

    I knew someone who wanted to get people to break into the computers of a person who pissed them off so that illegal files could be planted.

    Even scarier? He wanted to work for the FBI.

    • Crystalclear12

      Not the CIA?

      • theblackdog

        He was in law school, take that as you will

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Hopefully, that person would have flunked the FBI’s psych eval.

      • theblackdog

        One hopes. I’ve avoided contact with him for years

  • Crystalclear12

    Right now it’s someone’s job to distract Trump so doesn’t step on his dick with Twitter about this.

    You can’t watch him forever.

  • snigsy

    So, there’s still room for hope? There really is intelligent life in the universe?

    • Crystalclear12

      Yes, just not on this planet.

    • doggiedaddy

      Well, not ‘the cyber’ universe.

      • VMink

        Back in my day, ‘the cyber’ meant something completely different….

  • gamera23

    45 on secret shoe phone to Kremlin about now to share plans on discrediting Senate, media, pets…

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Is RussiaGate™ the official convention for naming this whole stinking pile of bear shit?

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      PootieGate

    • Crystalclear12

      I thought we were just going with Fucked Up: Trump edition?

    • ariel_gee_398

      Personally, I like Shit Storm 2016: Dasvidaniya Democracy. But it’s a little wordy for a hashtag.

    • tomamitai

      ВоротаРоссии®© ℠™

    • QHarp, Mujer malévola

      I’ve been calling it the ‘Onion Dome Scandal.’

      • Ill-Advised

        Someone wrote earlier that this is bigger than a “-Gate” prefix. I like “Scandal.”

    • Tennessee Rain

      Banana Republican Clusterfuck?

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      GreatGate of Kiev? Featuring our favorite orange ball of id, Immodest Moussorgsky?

    • God Emperor Emeritus

      Personally, pulling for l’affaire Trump.

    • Red Bird Ω

      I prefer Whitelash.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Wonkette you are a treasure.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    When will I learn. So I posted a tweet about how Clinton Watts is my hero, and then some twitter responded that Watts didn’t provide anything. So I responded that I disagreed and that Watts did a great job of explaining Russia’s disinformation campaign and their motives. So the twit then goes off on a troll tangent about how I should stop watching CNN and where is the proof, and MSM!1!, etc. That’s what I get for thinking this person was a rational human. Should have known better.

    • WeaselPoo

      So, did you and Trump talk about anything else besides? :D

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        lol! He did ask me if Ivanka was hot. :D

    • Ducksworthy

      I’ve noticed some very active trolls with Russian accents at some sites on the interwebs.

  • Nockular cavity

    “Russian hackers can put things on your computer to frame you.”

    Well, GOOD THING WE’RE GETTING RID OF ONLINE PRIVACY, eh Repubs?

  • chicken thief

    Got the hawts for the good Senator from NM, do you, Evan? I got this one weird trick that is sure to work on him that I’m willing to share for a price. I call it the “Heinrich Maneuver”.

    • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

      Tickle the balls?

      • chicken thief

        ====> “… that I’m willing to share for a price.” <====

        • Magyar Has Had It With Trump

          We’ll get Becca to send you a pair of Vagina Dentata panties

  • WeaselPoo

    No tweets yet I’m guessing because Trump is not watching failing c-span because he doesn’t know it exists. But I expect he’ll learn about the hearings tonight from Hannity and Russia Today and tweet accordingly

    • wide_stance_hubby

      He endured 15 agonizing seconds before realizing there would be no bullet points. Went back to tweeting about failing NYT.

    • Ducksworthy

      Must wait for new instructions from Big Giant Head in Moscow.

  • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

    So when does Lord Dampnut get thrown into Leavenworth to pound rocks for the rest of however long he has left to live? Also ANOTHER person named Clinton that I love now. Coincidence??

    • Red Bird Ω

      Better yet when do we block Russian immigration to the US?

      • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

        What about the Rooskies that hate Pootie, though? Those people exist.

        • AJ Milne

          … in numbers hard to know, due to his regime’s near stranglehold on domestic media. And anyone speaking out runs significant risks doing so…

          I’m guessing the above is snark, but, seriously: banning immigration would completely miss the point, anyway, should anyone seriously propose it. Physical border security has little effect on the spread of disinformation.

        • Perkniticky

          If Pootie hasn’t killed them yet.

    • Lord Jim

      From the looks of Hair Fuhrer, if it came down to breaking rocks imma guess “however long he has left to live” would amount to about five minutes.

  • Jamoche
    • hendenburg2

      Okay. Time to go make their Dome to look like BB-8

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Interesting that HuffPo has absolutely nothing on this story. Interesting as in another thing to hate it for.

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      Neither does Politico, or Google news last time I looked.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        FTW is up with dat?

        • They are likely waiting to gather all the info from today and do a lump sum round up instead of a live blog style version.
          Would be my guess

          • bookish

            And that’s one reason why I give my sorosbucks to Wonket. Plus, cute animal babies.

    • tomamitai

      I’m leery of criticising individuals or organisations for what they don’t do. Yeah, sometimes it might mean they’re keeping quiet about something they’d rather not talk about, but it might also just be that there’s only so much space on the front page or time in the broadcast and they had to leave out something and so there’s nothing sinister about it.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        I do see your point, but did we really NEED to know TODAY which celebrities have psoriasis? I feel I could wait another day to know that.

        • tomamitai

          OK, you got me there.

  • tomamitai

    A question for the ages; how do you help a paranoid person, party, or nation feel safe without having to submit to their dominance?

    • snigsy

      Lock him/them up.

      • tomamitai

        For some odd reason, locking up paranoids feeds their feelings of persecution.

        • An Outhouse for the Resistance

          Win- win.

  • Mavenmaven

    Thank you for a great new work excuse. “no boss, I totally didn’t look at porn in the office, the Russians put it there!!!”

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Another reason to go VPN.

  • anwisok

    Please, do come back to this after lunch. Some of us are at work and can’t watch, but CAN update the livebloog!

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Are the hearings going to continue this afternoon?

      • memzilla Ω

        After 2:00P EDT.

        • Rachel Book Harlot

          Okay, thanks!

          • memzilla Ω

            Just enough time to hit the liquor store and back.

      • anwisok

        Evan intimates that they will: “Good job, Senate Intelligence Committee! We will see you after lunch!”

  • Rachel Book Harlot
    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Yes. Ref Comey: “Coordination, intentional or unintentional”.

    • timpundit

      Wow. Wow wow wowzers.

  • Ducksworthy

    So the point is, you need collaborators in the targeted country. Do European countries have Faux news?

    • alpacapunchbowl

      There’s Sky in the UK. Can’t recall from the time I spent in France.

    • tomamitai

      “Collaborators”, or just people whose efforts the Russians can glom onto? Let’s not forget how the left was reviled as “commie sympathizers” during the cold war because their criticism of U.S. policies at home and abroad was often used by the Soviets to validate their own anti-US propaganda.

      • Lamashtar

        I just want to note that there WERE Soviet influencers inside the Left during the Cold War. And there were Americans who definitely acted with hateful intent, like Noah Chomsky’s effort to discredit Cambodian refugees.

    • Perkniticky

      The UK has the original fake news – the Daily Mail, the Express and the Sun. That’s how we got Brexited.

  • Rachel Book Harlot
    • lol….
      helped give intelligence reports, hand fed disinformation, tomayto, tomahto

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I hope this guy goes down in flames.

        • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

          Oh, he will, he will. JMM said it yesterday:

          Like the violent gravitational forces around a black hole, the force of this story will just tear a hapless goober like Nunes to pieces.

    • Ducksworthy

      What’s in the cup Devin? Shame? Humiliation? Degradation?

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Polonium?

        • VMink

          At this point, that’s a pretty valid concern.

        • Marceline

          If I say “God willing” does that violate the rules?

          Just to be safe I won’t say it then.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Far too large a vessel to contain his integrity. Maybe he’s a cutter. . .it would be irresponsible not to speculate. . .

      • An Outhouse for the Resistance

        Vodka.

    • memzilla Ω

      “Mr. Cohen-Watnick is a former Defense Intelligence Agency official who
      was originally brought to the White House by [Kremlin Stooge Turned FBI Stool Pigeon – ed.] Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser.”

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      This would explain Twittler’s rants against the NYT this morning… Hasn’t he figured out we’re not falling for his shiny distractions anymore?

      • Windyish

        Iz our president learning yet🙃

      • puredog

        We never did, but many of those who always have still do.

    • cheetojeebus

      Prediction. This little shit won’t resign. Won’t be removed and will be re-elected.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Would not count on it. His district is part blue blue blue. The red part is totally agricultural. They will soon start feeling the pain of not having workers for the harvest because the Messicuns are gone. Those grapes ain’t gunna pick themselves. They are in sense money growing on trees. His supporters are going to want an answer he can’t give them now that his cred in Congress is shot.

  • memzilla Ω

    “Increasingly, the American people are being asked to choose between two unpalatable versions of events: abuse of power by one president or treason that put another in the White House. It cannot be both.”
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0fa088bdd8b52fd23ed71a98eac90c45c0dfa4fdf2fb53e91320fa5b755e62ed.jpg

    • AJ Milne

      … technically, treason still isn’t a slam dunk… There’s still a range of possibilities from the greyish sleazy to there…

      Larger, point, tho’: this isn’t even close to an even dichotomy. An incoherent, unevidenced, stuttering series of 3 am tweets from a systematic liar doesn’t create a basis for believing anything but maybe you might as well unsubscribe.

      • capnkrunch

        This is one of the best examples of false balance that I have seen in a long time.

      • DrBigHead

        Trump can always claim ignorance, and who in their right mind would argue with him on that?

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      “One of Trump’s allies, Roger Stone, said to me of Steele, scornfully: ‘If 007 wants to be taken seriously, he ought to learn how to spell.'”

      So he spelled Kalugin “Kulagin”. Big whoop. Russian uses a different alphabet, and romanization is a somewhat arbitrary process. (Ask Kaddafi / Khadafi / Khaddafi / Gaddafi, if you can get his corpse to talk). If Roger Stone wants to be taken seriously, he ought to learn how to language. Is that really all they’ve got by way of response?!

      • NastyBossetti
      • AJ Milne

        … on a not really related/petty note: I’ll be relieved when this is all over if only because the endless ‘humorous’ mangling of Cyrillic in editorial cartoons, Я for R and so on, is kinda starting to give me a twitch.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          IOKIYAЯ

          • AJ Milne

            (Shakes фist irritably.)

      • Ill-Advised

        Wordz is hard.

    • Tennessee Rain

      How in the hell can this be unfucked?

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        My dream is for special elections/do over. I know it’s not possible, but a girl can dream. **sigh**

  • Lord Jim
    • tomamitai

      Wasn’t there a time when incorporating a business was considered “shady”, in that it shields individuals from full responsibility for their actions by limiting their liability? I seem to recall reading that non-LLC banks used to brag about their owner’s willingness to be personally liable for their business decisions.

    • What Pierre said

      Thank you for this. I’ve been wondering for a long time how it is that decisions* by ‘originalist’ or ‘textualist’ jurists always seem to conform to that jurist’s political and religious beliefs, especially when those beliefs go against the freedom and privacy of women or for corporations. Besides being a ridiculous basis for deciding cases in an ever-changing world, I wondered if there was any basis in history for favouring the corporations. I see that, at least as far as this quote goes, there is not. So so-called originalists are really just interpreting the words according to their personal belief systems too.

      It would be nice if they could stop acting like theirs is the only possible method for avoiding personal and/or political influence and making us all want to wipe the smug, holier-than-thou looks off their faces, with votes. Just sayin’

      *I have not looked at all such decisions, this is just anecdotal evidence – if someone knows of a study that follows such decisions I would be happy to read it, but my in depth study of legal decisions stopped with my C in Con Law in college, when I suddenly decided maybe I’d rather major in Art History than PoliSci.

  • folderol

    Since the Russians now own the internet, could we offer them Alaska to get it back? Throw in Sarah Palin as a kicker.

    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      That’ll definitely scare our lovely Northern neighbors. I don’t think they’d appreciate having Russia right next to them.

    • timpundit

      Ha. They are talking about a petition from russian bots that asked the US government to give Alaska back to to Russia,

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Sadly, they can hear her from their porch and feel that’s close enough.

    • Bitter Scribe

      I would say threaten to send them Sarah Palin unless they knock it off.

      • Mack N. Nietzsche

        Nah. When all is said and done and we’ve unraveled their evil scheme (quick! find a dog and four teenagers, they’ll figure it out!) we’ll make Caribou Barbie the ambassador to Russia. Give them both what they deserve.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      *hooker. fixed

  • memzilla Ω

    ALTERNATE LIVESTREAM LINKY: https://youtu.be/9ixgEFyBTF4

  • tomamitai

    Which one is live now? Is Gen. Keith Alexander on the live one?

    • NastyBossetti

      Yes

  • Bitter Scribe

    A professor from King’s College just said that the more polarized a society is, the more vulnerable it is to “fake news.” Oooooh BURN!

  • tomamitai

    He sounds to me more like a Germanic than a British.

  • C4TWOMAN

    I’m just starting to watch. When he says Hilary didn’t fall for the “trick”, is this run of the mill phishing? Because anyone online should know how to check URLs, etc.

    • AJ Milne

      Spearphishing, almost certainly, but I can’t watch, so guessing from larger context.

      (ETA: with sufficient prep, these can be surprisingly subtle. Put yourself in middle, grab credentials _and_ pass to the real mail service, hide real link in link text, for example… Detectable, yes, but ya gotta be awake.)

      • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

        They should be teaching “mouseover the link and read the URL!” in grade school

        • C4TWOMAN

          They really do. It’s bad enough as an adult, in addition to the “click > dopamine” thing. If people learn as kids to just click whatever, it’ll be very hard to retrain themselves.

        • AJ Milne

          They should. But grade schoolers probably aren’t even the hot zone for this stuff. Remedial network safety for olds, on the other hand.

          (I could probably even be talked into teaching that, purely on benefit to society basis… And on top of the usual pain goes with explaining anything tech to certain elder types, I really really hate teaching.)

          • C4TWOMAN

            It’s a bit of both. I’m in a weird group in that many, perhaps most of my generation, was a bit tech shy.

            OTOH my generation invented the Internet.

            So there’s a small group of “olds”(like WTF? People regularly think I’m in my late 30’s) who can code and search circles around the younguns. The days of genius 15 year old coders ruling the roost are gone and will never return, even if it IS a genius 15 year old, because they will never have to Invent the wheel AND the aging former 15 year old genius now has experience to add to said genius.

            So I see the extremes, the very old and very young, and the very Luddite. Perhaps that last is the best cue for remedial tutoring…..

            Of course you’re just taking basic web security 101. And some teens show that being comfortable with technology doesn’t equal being security conscious.

          • AJ Milne

            I’m… Erm… Not young, exactly… And I write assembler, among other things. For a living.

            But honestly, having to explain anything to my parents is just painful. They’re bright people. But I’m no teacher.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Oh I wasn’t saying YOU were super young…unless you want me to….

            I was just commenting on demographics and the expectations thereof. Which sounds like you’re quite familiar with.
            =^-^=

          • AJ Milne

            Fair enough also… Not so much meaning to insult olds, really, either; there’s absolutely variety all ’round.

          • AJ Milne

            … And should add: I’m not sure people appreciate how good certain intelligence services are at this stuff. And how persistent. They’re not like mass mailing cons who’ll take whoever nibbles their risible, misspelled silliness. They target, and they work at it. Web 101, sure, do that… _And_ keep your embedded router up to date. And install all patches. And hope you’re not worth using a zero day for.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    I want Prez Hillz NOW, no backsies. Fuck Pence or Ryan or Hatch.

  • C4TWOMAN

    Re: Unwitting agents and anonymity:

    Well, obviously any journalist who’s not a naive eager beaver should check anonymous source information. Duh.

    But , as well as peeps falling for and promoting Russian propaganda, we also have the Out and Proud propaganda outfit “Russia Today”, whose working model seems to be tell antiwar and conspiracy prone leftists and libertarians what they want to hear.

  • tomamitai

    Damn, I should have shorted Kaspersky!

  • Amelia

    Rubio thinks he’s still being targeted? Could they be targeting all the members of the Senate Intel since they’re going to be adults about this?

    That wouldn’t surprise me.

  • C4TWOMAN

    Boy, being a photojournalist in these kind of hearings is a wee bit hard on the knees….

    • Crystalclear12

      . . . the ones from fox are used to it.

      too soon?

      • C4TWOMAN

        Ouch.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Hey, Marco: you should smile more.

    • Tennessee Rain

      …talk less…

      • Little Doll

        And wear prettier ties.

        • Tennessee Rain

          don’t let them know what you are against or what you’re for.

  • Crystalclear12

    I think Rubio has gone to therapy for his anger at losing to the Orange shitgibbon and has decided to channel it constructively by investigating the orange shitgibbon.

    Sounds good.

    Yes, Rubio, Trump has sent the Russians after you.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      In which case, he should avoid balconies for the rest of his life.

      • Crystalclear12

        And umbrellas.

        • wide_stance_hubby

          Always carry a Geiger counter, also too.

    • artem1s

      yea, except he keeps whinging about why are we only focusing on this election hacking. he is desperately trying to keep us from paying attention to the affect that targeting one candidate and helping the other had on the election outcome.

      • Crystalclear12

        Republican reflex.

  • C4TWOMAN

    Gen Alexander rocks: “We can do both (cyber-defense and) respecting privacy rights(paraphrase).

    Many up fists.

  • Amelia

    I feel like these guys are listening to the British guy’s tech speak and hearing Charlie Brown’s British teacher.

  • Amelia

    Oh my God they’re just using them as IT help at this point.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I am so entertained.

      • Amelia

        Reason #4569 we need more young people running for office nationwide.

        • Vincent Ricola

          And a safety video that every person is required to watch before hitting their internetz button.

    • AJ Milne

      ‘Did you try turning off the electoral college and turning it back on?’

      • Roadstergal

        Fuck, we shoulda done that!

  • Tennessee Rain

    Hey, you know what didn’t get hacked?

    • Marceline

      Yep. A private server sounds like a bit of genius at this point.

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    So why the fuck do livestreams not buffer for those of us with crap internet? Jesus, folks, it’s 2017, come on…

  • Marceline

    I hope Trump is watching this and realizing that the whole world now knows that he’s an idiot who got played by Russia.

    • davidhollenshead

      Führer Trump’s Personality Disorder will prevent the realization of any anti-Trump information, hence his use of the phrase “fake news”.

      • Ill-Advised

        It does make him a marvelous disinformation source for those who are multi-dimensional chess players.

        Or testing their levels.

    • not_vh

      i don’t know if he is an idiot. how do we know he was not an active and willing participant?

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      I honestly think Trumpkins sold us out for oil & profits.

      • MeerkatsRMammals

        All those dollars & rubles aren’t gonna launder themselves!!!

    • Roadstergal

      He’s president. He has the office and the airplane and the oil paintings and the briefcase with the nuclears, and he’s gonna make a lot of money. He gives no fucks about anything else.

  • Vincent Ricola

    John Cornyn sounds like his email inbox is a landmine of fake links and dangerous clickbait.

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      Forget passwords, he needs a new email address. NotJohnCornyn@senatedotguv, maybe?

      • not_vh

        stolen like a common trump.

    • Marceline

      His desk is probably full of AOL installation CDs he got in the mail.

  • Thiazin Red

    How much does someone want to bet that Trump thinks Watts and Hillary are related because they both have Clinton in their name?

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      Also George Clinton.

      • AJ Milne

        … well sure…

        I mean, he’s also in parliament.

        • Thiazin Red

          Where he receives scientific advice from the well respected researcher Dr. Funkenstein.

          (There was a paper I used to site all the time that was actually written by a Dr. Funkenstein, it makes me kind of sad to use more recent references)

      • Marceline

        If we’re going to move to a parliamentary system, Parliament Funkadelic sounds like the perfect place to start.

      • jesterpunk

        He does know about the nuclear

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuyS9M8T03A

  • C4TWOMAN

    Mr. Blunt has a strangely accurate name. Perhaps he get’s a little less prickly, but Rid did say ALL parliaments have this “soft underbelly” problem.

    Christ.

  • memzilla Ω
    • davidhollenshead

      The turtle will do anything for a buck or a vote, anything except acting for the good of the country, of course.

      • Roadstergal

        It’s just one principle, but man, he stands by it.

    • Tennessee Rain

      Fuckers.

  • Thiazin Red

    OT: Coworkers who bring in super smelly food should be shunned. Someone on the floor has brought in the most disgusting smelling thing today. It smells like someone farted on rotting vegetables. The stink is all through the hall. How can you smell that and still eat it?

    • BosGrl

      Stinky food makes me nauseous too. I don’t know how people eat smelly cheese.

      • Jennifer R

        Put a little blue cheese in your grilled cheese and you will quickly change your tune.

        • BosGrl

          Well, I might die. I’m allergic to penicillin. So that would definitely change my tune! :D

          • Jennifer R

            Fair point!

          • AJ Milne

            Ouch.

            That would so not be fun. I _really_ like blue cheese.

          • BosGrl

            Yep, swollen eyeballs, hives, etc., if I am exposed to mold. If you all like it then I’m glad it exists but it has to stay out of my fridge :)

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      One of my coworkers eats sardines.

      • LucindathePook

        One of my husbands does.

        • BosGrl

          It must be helpful to have a spare in case of smelly breath!

          • LucindathePook

            More like one body, but several different personalities, depending on the moment. It’s a constantly changing scenario.

          • BosGrl

            DID can be a challenge… I know this from experience. Hugs!!

      • puredog

        You should sweetly suggest that they switch to canned clams.

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          You MONSTER!

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Among the things I like about working from home is that I do not have to be nice to people who bring their Brussels sprout/cat food casseroles to work.

    • Jenny

      Leave my kimchi alone!

  • Amelia

    Ugh, I just wanted to get through ONE DAY without the phrase “false flag.”

    Double ugh, back to Manchin.

    • Claire

      I don’t even need to know what Manchin is saying to know that he needs to shut the fuck up right now.

    • boyblue122

      Manchin did a RT interview at some point i believe

  • not_vh

    if somebody breaks in to your house, and takes nothing, he still is guilty of breaking in is he not?

    • Thiazin Red

      I keep seeing people say stuff like “It wasn’t hacking, the password was easy”. If you leave your purse on the floor and I take your stuff, it was easy, but still stealing.

      • boyblue122

        The door was unlocked so i opened it and grabbed everything i could. It wasnt my fault it was open

    • Perkniticky

      This is more like multiple break ins and attempted break ins. But instead of stealing your stuff they leave behind your neighbors stuff, with little notes blaming your neighbors for the whole situation. And the Republicans are like the dumb owners who don’t bother calling the cops, because look, they got free stuff!

  • artem1s

    so what is the over/under on the GOPers trying to claim that all this hacking was a false flag against Trump and Putin uploaded all the bad stuff to his peeps, but, Hillary and Podesta egads, email?

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      Does Cryptkeeper Lankford *just* asking abt that shit count?

      • artem1s

        yea, pretty much what I think he is going for.

    • gamera23

      But the emailed uranium!

  • Tennessee Rain

    Just look at those cheekbones. Is Landford a Russian spy? It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      He looks, as Turnip loves to say, straight from Central Casting. Wasn’t he one of the dudes tryi g to stop Marko Ramius from defecting?

    • Thiazin Red

      He looks like that guy they got to play Peter Cushing in the last Star Wars prequel who looked nothing like Peter Cushing.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Never, ever feed Lurch after midnight.

  • memzilla Ω

    My speculation: Russia hacked the voter databases in three critical states, Cambridge Analytica got the data, married it up to their 5000-point-psychometric-on-everyone database of every American, and was able to craft micro-targeted messages to those voters via Facebook.

    Cambridge Analytica was backed by Robert Mercer, whose daughter was on the Twitler team, and had Steve Bannon as a board member.

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      I’d speculate your speculation is pretty spot-on…

    • boyblue122

      why hack voter databases though. Those voter roles can easily be legally purchased

      • memzilla Ω

        That leaves a footprint, hacking doesn’t.

    • not_vh

      internet is a great leveling/enabling platform they say. only if everyone has a basic understanding of what internet is. o.w. thats like equating a toddler’s understanding of a hammer with a woodworker’s.

  • Amelia

    Whyyyy are you asking about retaliation? This is NOT their area of expertise AT ALL. WHAT THE FUCK.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      This!!!

    • artem1s

      Also, it’s not like these GOPers understand the role of diplomacy or the fucking state department in discouraging this kind of crap. also, I really want one of them to say, ‘well, how about running email accounts thru secure private servers. seems to have kept Hillary’s email safe from the Ruskies”. BAM!

  • memzilla Ω

    General Alexander is just about ready to say that it is the patriotic duty of every American to NOT BE A CREDULOUS IDJIT.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    The dolts are connecting themselves at this point.

    [lifted from Ivanka post, it was supposed to go here in the first damn place]

  • writersbloc

    Lawl, British guy just said we can tell if something is real news if it’s in the New York Times. That’s gonna go over well in the WH.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Kinda hot British guy isn’t playing around.

      • writersbloc

        Don’t be fooled by the sciency-beard and glasses, he’s looking to party.

    • Amelia

      If anything brings Donnie out of his hidey hole it’ll be that. Anyone watching his Twitter?

      • gamera23

        If Trump ever put the word “failing” in front of anything, that’s a sign of quality.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        He’ll probably wait for his early morning tweet dump.

      • Sitkajo

        Ivanka took away his cell phone priveleges until he behaves. No more riding around with your Russian hoodlum pals!

    • Morningside

      Or the Washington Post

  • wide_stance_hubby

    No false flags from the lamestream media that also marginalizes Nazis.

  • gamera23

    Lankford (R – AddamsFamily)

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      Lurch: “What do you want me to say, man? Everyone’s got that one asshole relative.”

    • Jennifer R

      Lankford is worse than the person he replaced (Colburn) and really hates him some queers.

      • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

        Truth.

  • C4TWOMAN

    Screw “asking” social media for details. This is evidence of espionage. Don’t they just have to give it up, if they’re subpoenaed?

    Maybe he’s using “ask” as a synonym for subpoena?

    • gamera23

      Subpeeeeeeena

  • Tennessee Rain

    Things that make you realize he knew:

    “I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      I hope the prosecutor @ his trial reads that one back all slow-like & w lots of emphasis.

    • Vincent Ricola

      That was the thing that made me realize that I knew.

    • gamera23

      If?!

    • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

      NEVER FORGET

  • gamera23

    Wikileaks servers are in Russia. Putin texts them photos of him pretending like he’s pulling the plug all the time.

  • C4TWOMAN

    “In the case of Wikileaks it’s unclear whether they are truly unwitting.”

    GOLDEN!!
    So many times I want to upvote someone. Then I remember it’s a video feed…

  • gamera23

    Is that… Dr. Tom Riddle?

  • gamera23

    Burr has kind of an Arthur Godfrey thing going on.

  • C4TWOMAN

    We need “rules of engagement”.
    -Gen Alexander

    More up fists.

  • VirginiaLady

    But when does the hero lady get to testify? Nunes was pants wetting scared of her so she has to have some goodies in her lady purse!

    • Sitkajo

      She is basically going to spank President Trump and maybe Pence too. Bannon is definitely standing in the cornor, shaking in his boots.

      • VirginiaLady

        Yes but WHEN? Tomorrow?

  • Me not sure

    One of the main reasons people leak info is in order to have a way of covering their asses when the whole scheme comes apart. The flood gates will open and when they do it will come like a deluge. This White House is primed to leak like a cheesecloth colostomy bag.

    • Crystalclear12

      Oh gawd, the image.

      • Me not sure

        I strive to be colorful.

        • Sitkajo

          Whoever leaks the most gets the lightest prison sentence!

          • Me not sure

            Bingo!

  • writersbloc

    Wait, what’s Guccifer 2.0?

    • not_vh

      Guccifer 2.0 is everyone’s aunty.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Friends with Roger Stone,Ghouliani and is/are Russian agent/s. Supposed hacker of Clinton’s emails.

      • generalleeme

        And buds with Roger Stone too.

    • C4TWOMAN

      I would Google, but I have to take a break. Me eyes are starting to cross. Or Mr. Lurch-ford is putting me asleep…

      • Panika MCD

        practice makes perfect! they’ll stay that way if you do it long enough.

    • memzilla Ω

      Guccifer 2.0 is FSB or GRU cell or contractor. Def not a single individual, as was the original Guccifer.

    • gamera23

      Infamous wanted Russian hacker(s) probably in on hacking Dems. Twitter buddies with Stone.

    • Sitkajo

      Lucifer’s little brother. Guccifer communicates with Roger Stone. Stone admitted it. And Guccifer gives stuff to Wikileaks. FUn stuff huh? You can copy off me on the final exam if you want.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    As poor Lawrence O’Donnell has been trying to scream from the rooftops, Paul Ryan is just as guilty as Nunes. Nunes went to Ryan and Ryan gave him permission to leak all over Trump. I wish more of the media were on this!

  • Crystalclear12

    So. . . pee hooker tomorrow?

    • gamera23

      It’s a date!

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      RELEASE THE YATES!

  • Amelia

    Well, that was five hours of our lives. But on the bright side, I feel both more informed and less frustrated than I did after the House hearing.

    Our faith is with you for now, Senate. Don’t fuck this up.

    • Crystalclear12

      But they are reallllly good a fucking things up!

  • Panika MCD

    so I missed it all. 5 hours? pussies.

  • not_vh

    Completely OT. In around 6-8 years i have heard exactly maybe 3 pitches by management types, that my colleagues and i actually understand. why does management talk have to be so jargon filled? another person talk about synergy, insentivised etc and the cat gets it. i swear,

  • notaten

    I have impure thoughts about Kamala Harris. I think she might need to punish me, for my tingly sexy-times thoughts.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    This is my jaw sitting on the floor. We can haz independent prosecutor nao?

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    If Jeff Goldblum and Harry Connick, Jr. had a baby, it would look like Clint Watts.

    I’m right about this.

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    I can’t wait to watch Rachel tonight!

  • Begin Anew Day

    “We would add that you probably should read Wonkette every day of your life, unless you want to be A Idiot.”

    Wonkette NEVER once put on the cheerleader outfit and started jumping up and down about WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION SISS BOOM BAH and HOW IMPORTANT NEO-CONS ARE THINKING DEEP THOUGHTS and all the crapola that the New York Times swallowed to get this shit show rolling.

    And the NYT’s “coverage” of a grandma’s email server didn’t seem to be particularly of importance. But they ran with it anyway.

    Now WAPO, they got Nixon’s pelt hanging in their Man-Cave. I’ll cut WAPO some slack.

    But the NYT’s? Fuck those guys.

  • The Librarian

    Thank you for the embedded video, I actually watched it. The three cyber experts were really interesting. I loved how there was a consensus that Russia was indeed behind all those hacks and not a 400 pound man from NJ.

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