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Oh hey, Trump Russia scandal, we have missed you these past few days, bein’ all distracted by BOOM BOOM SYRIA and OOH UNITED AIRLINES IS THE WORST and SEAN SPICER STOP SAYING HITLER LIKE RIGHT NOW. Time for an update!

Remember Carter Page, that former Trump foreign policy adviser with weird connections to Russia who was a star of the Steele Dossier for maybe facilitating the transfer of a 19% stake in Russian oil conglomerate Rosneft to secret buyers? We most recently visited with Li’l Carter, a fresh-faced boy who can’t definitively say whether or not he met the Russian ambassador, but he can be sure it happened in Cleveland at the RNC, unless it didn’t, when we learned he had been named in government court filings as a dumb idiot guy who had been unknowingly recruited by secret Russian spies back in 2013. No, for real, the spies called him an idiot!

Well! The Washington Post got leaked some super-secret information and went to press Tuesday evening about how in 2016, once Page was acting as an adviser to Trump, the FBI pulled a super-secret FISA warrant on him, because it apparently had ample suspicion — and it was able to show its work to the FISA court judge! — that Page had been knowingly working as a secret agent guy for the Russians:

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.

The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the warrant targeting Carter Page’s communications after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power, in this case Russia, according to the officials.

Whoa if true!

Back when it was uncovered that Page was in the previous court filings about the Russian spies, listed as “Male-#1,” Buzzfeed called him and said, “Hey bro, you Male-#1?” Page was like “Yes I am Male-#1, HOORAY, I am so famous! Would you like my autograph?” But in this case, the WaPo reached out to Page, and instead of getting excited about how he is a big important guy being targeted by the FBI, he queened out:

“This confirms all of my suspicions about unjustified, politically motivated government surveillance,” Page said in an interview Tuesday. “I have nothing to hide.” He compared surveillance of him to the eavesdropping that the FBI and Justice Department conducted against civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

AW SHIT YO. Carter Page has a dream, that someday men will be judged by the content of their character, and not just whether they might have maybe done espionage with the Russians. Carter Page HAS BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP, but uh oh pisketti-o, he fell off it into a pile of Russians, but just Russian spies and not the finest Russian pee hookers in all the land, allegedly!

We should note that this has NOTHING to do with Trump’s accusation that Obama did “wire tapps” to him, and it also has nothing to do with Devin Nunes and his stupid attempts to make the Trump Russia investigation about “unmasking.” This is about James Comey’s FBI going to the FISA court and saying “Look at this pipsqueak fucknugget, we would like to eavesdrop on him and here’s why.” And the FISA judge agreed!

The WaPo gives some context on how FISA warrants work:

The judges who rule on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests oversee the nation’s most sensitive national security cases, and their warrants are some of the most closely guarded secrets in the world of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence gathering. Any FISA application has to be approved at the highest levels of the Justice Department and the FBI.

Applications for FISA warrants, Comey said, are often thicker than his wrists, and that thickness represents all the work Justice Department attorneys and FBI agents have to do to convince a judge that such surveillance is appropriate in an investigation.

The government’s application for the surveillance order targeting Page included a lengthy declaration that laid out investigators’ basis for believing that Page was an agent of the Russian government and knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow, officials said.

KNOWINGLY. We put that word in bold, to differentiate this from the 2013 thing where Page didn’t know he was being recruited as some Russian boys’ sexxxy Male-#1. KNOWINGLY. When he was advising Donald Trump. KNOWINGLY. And according to the WaPo, the FISA court’s warrant has been renewed “more than once” since it was issued. So to KNOWINGLY, we should add ONGOING.

Maybe this is why Page has been such a hysterical baby lately. He was one of the first ones to jump forward and offer to testify publicly before the House Intelligence Committee, to clear his “good” name. Now it may be that he wants to do that because he knows deep down he is guilty, guilty, guilty, and he wants the feds to send him to the fun jail where nice ladies read you The Poky Little Puppy before bed, and they have those fun square school cafeteria pizzas on Fridays. Or maybe he just can’t wait to tell everybody about how the REAL crimer here is Hillary Clinton, who has been violating his civil rights and doing election fraud to him, by planting mean stories in the press about how maybe he is a secret spy for Russia. At least that’s what he alleged in the crazy-pants letter he sent to the very same Justice Department what was apparently pulling FISA warrants on him as long ago as last summer.

Being hate crimed by Hillary also made Carter Page feel a lot like MLK, according to that letter.

Anyway, we’ve said it before, but boy is going to sing like a canary, because he already sort of has been this whole time, if you translate his nutbag weirdo ding-dong behavior correctly. The only question is if he’s really a linchpin he is in this scandal, or if he’s just some douche who was in the wrong Russian place at the wrong time, doing espionage with the Russians while he advised the guy who is now somehow president of America.

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  • memzilla Ω
    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      I’d like to buy a vowel, please.

      • arglebargle

        I’d like to punch a commie nazi.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      It’s in Czech. There are no vowels.

  • OddMan

    OT
    ‘The most beautiful piece of chocolate cake’, our Lord Dampnut talking to China leader Xi about the air strike.
    Fucking classy dude.

    https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/852152038473572352

    • Yellerduck

      Astounding. Cake and unmanned missiles, all of which hit their target in Iraq-oops-Syria (except for the 36 that didn’t) and we have the greatest military by a factor of 5, except it has been so depleted and destroyed by Obama that we have to completely rebuild it, all in a five minute interview by a reporter/groupie who was ready to jump his flaccid bone on camera. Just when you think the bar is on the floor already, you discover there’s still more down to go.

    • OddMan

      And it was worse, he could not remember which country he bombed but he membered the Goddamned chocolate cake.

      https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/852160537295245312

  • Reality Killswitch

    The US has no government.

    • BadKitty904

      “…no functioning government…”

    • FlownΩver

      If there are fifty of them does this make the US a “failed state” or “failed states”?

      • willi0000000

        some of the states aren’t failing . . . we call them “blue states”

  • Crystalclear12
    • Msgr_MΩment

      George Ignatius Bush, the long-forgotten Bush Bro.

      • Crystalclear12

        Autocorrect suckkks!

    • FlownΩver

      “Schindler, a political conservative who has in the past also expressed disdain for the Obama administration, also encouraged more Republicans to “embrace zero tolerance for lies and corruption — especially involving foreign spies.”

      You wouldn’t be able to cast an episode of Designated Survivor with the leftovers.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Anybody who refers to Clinton/Lynch as a “secret meeting” should be jailed, as a general principle.

    • Lulu Mac

      Well, those international airport tarmacs are pretty clandestine…

      • Crystalclear12

        Especially during the day.

  • SnarkON

    Today we are all dumbass Trump advisors with ties to Russia who feel like Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Slithytoves

    OT, but can Hillz sue The Idiot for continually slandering her?

    • onedollarjuana

      Not being snarky, she probably can’t because she it a public figure.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Her only recourse is to point out very publicly what a weasel-dicked little fuckwit he is. She’ll probably decline.

        • Lulu Mac

          Damn her for being classy…

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            We aren’t nearly as constrained – let’s do it for her.

          • Keith Taylor

            Yeah, sometimes it’s a disadvantage. The Obamas have it too.

      • FlownΩver

        Dolt 45 wants to change all that “libel law” stuff. Maybe if he makes the change retroactive…

    • SnarkON

      No. Public figure and all that.

  • puredog

    This is beginning to make even less sense than Homeland.

    • coozledad

      The Spy Who Came in From Te Stupid.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Squirrels, all over the friggin’ place!
    https://twitter.com/JohnFugelsang/status/851956073502310400

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Is that the real Martina Navratilova on that tweet thread?

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Hmm, I didn’t see that. Perhaps…

      • ‘Tis a verified account and it is Martina’s picture

        and have a look at her feed … :D

    • BadKitty904

      “$80M of missiles” built by a company said President owns stock in…

      • ANNG14

        The Neocon war profiteers are salivating over another war in the ME.
        They are trying to sell this as “he used chemical weapons on his own people.” Where have we heard that before?
        How about some humanitarian aid and taking in some Syrian refugees instead?

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Pfft. Where’s the profit in that?

          • ANNG14

            You got it!

    • Rick Hill

      “So many distractions…so many beautiful distractions! You’ll get tired of them. Believe me!”
      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/afLjxaXnEJM/maxresdefault.jpg

      • Yellerduck

        I keep trying to scroll down, but then I forget what I was doing.

    • ANNG14

      I would really love to see John Fugelsang have his own show on MSNBC.

    • Lamashtar

      I blame America’s short attention span. We’ve been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for years. Air strikes just don’t do as much for us anymore.

  • Lulu Mac

    Is this the back story to Red Dawn?

  • Msgr_MΩment
  • onedollarjuana

    OT, but doesn’t Pence look like he has a really sore hemorrhoid all of the time?

    • ltmcdies

      Mike Pence is a sore hemorrhoid.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        That explains that!

  • Vincent Ricola

    Trump sure knows how to surround himself with some genius international heavy-hitters.

  • Stulexington

    So wait, the FBI is using the Patriot Act to do more than go through brown ppl’s e-mails? Woah if true.

  • ariel_gee_398

    Woody Harrelson is going to have to play this guy in the movie, right?

    • Vincent Ricola

      I want Woody to play Jack Kingston. I’m thinking a balding Franco brother maybe for Carter Page.

    • The Wanderer

      John Malkovich.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    “Carter Page. I hardly knew him.” – Trump, probably
    Let’s see how that flies…
    https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/852002905561419778
    https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/852000272272551937

    • Msgr_MΩment

      PhD = Pathetic herpy Derp.

      • The Wanderer

        I thought PhD stood for “Piled Higher and Deeper.”

      • Is an unintelligent PhD a dull Phud?

        • The Wanderer

          Elmer Phud’s more intelligent than these douchebags.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Also he owns a mansion and a yacht.

          • The Wanderer

            And he’s not going to Alcatwaz . . .

          • Carpe Vagenda

            He took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.

        • FlownΩver

          Shhhhh… Be vewy, vewy quiet – I’m hunting Wussian wubles!

    • guppy06

      Ambassador to Russia and from Russia! Two, two, two paychecks in one!

  • Ruhe

    I’m wondering if the Russian play all along was simply to de-legitimize what they saw as an inevitable Clinton presidency. It would be hilarious if the eventual election result elicited a startled “oh, fuck” from the Kremlin.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They weren’t trying to delegitimize any specific presidency. They were trying to destroy American and our allies’ trust in the process.

      P.S.- It worked.

    • coozledad

      I think they wanted Trump, but thought it would be a longshot. This clears the way for them to turn the rest of the world into a whorehouse for their impossibly wealthy oligarchs.

      These fuckers don’t only control most of the worlds wealth, they own their own nuclear weapons. Maybe not the delivery systems yet, but who knows? Putin can auction that shit off, too.

  • OddMan

    This comment from an interview with Sarah Kendzior says it all. What the hell have we done and what are we going to do?

    “The fact that Trump and his administration seems to desperately want to stop this investigation is very unnerving because if they were innocent in this, I don’t think that they would be trying so hard. I think it would be very hard for society as a whole to deal with the ramifications of a president who may well have committed treason, who may well have people in his campaign or in his staff that committed treason.”

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The treason hardly matters, given that he’s such a total fuck-up anyhow. What difference does it make?

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        How much time behind bars and how much money the brand will lose?

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      It will be difficult to deal with, but I have my hopes:

      1) The Republican party will be disgraced for generations, if not permanently.

      2) The American people will finally see the effects of money in politics. Citizens United will be overturned, public financing of campaigns will finally be a reality.

      3) A majority of the public will take interest in government again, and realize the damage that can be done by politicians. A minority will still care more about reality TV, but we’ll drag them along with us.

      4) The public will also come to the understanding that if our leaders spent less time raising money, and more time governing, we can have the effective government we deserve.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Pass me that doobie when you’re done with it.
        /kthnxbai

        • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

          Sorry, just bong hits, but you’re welcome to the next. Seriously though, I do think that our entire government being beholden to a foreign government will bring profound changes.

          • Man i wish i was that confident. I hope to God you are correct.

          • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

            Now, I said wish.

    • C4TWOMAN

      I don’t see how it’s hard for society “as a whole”, unless they’re talking about the psychic shock of being confronted by the fact Americans are inherently immune to this shit because of Manifest destiny wonderfulness. Think this is bad? Germany would like a chat. The only thing I think will be hard is the collective humility it will take to admit things are so fucked it will take serious work, not feel good “America Great” slogans to fix them.

  • Rick Hill

    Soo much going on that mis the real begining of the end
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aRmvnR2_460s.jpg

  • memzilla Ω

    Is everyone impressed by how the intelligence community is fighting this media battle? They’ve got a finely calibrated drip-drip-drip of information leaking out, slowly the heat is being turned up, Twitler does a [with missiles] $100 million media spend to try and push it off the front page, and less than a week later, all the distraction value is gone.

    Watching this media war, how masterfully the IC is orchestrating it, and seems to have enough material to keep doing it until Twitler is hopefully out… there’s just not enough popcorn.

    The most in-character reason, the most Drumpfian lie, that Lord Dampnut could give is that he’s resigning to spend more time with his family.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Something something crooked Hillary couldn’t stand my success something something conspiracy blah blah.

      • Lulu Mac

        If it gets him out, I will not even argue with that…

    • Crystalclear12

      Hmmm, it’s like the IC was trained on how to destabilize leaders.

      • The Wanderer

        When I was growing up, one of my neighbors always looked forward to having his son come to visit. He worked for some company in Virginia that had him traveling all over the place, like Chile.
        My Dad was heard to observe that whenever the guy went to another country, that country’s government would collapse. It happened too many times for it to be coincidence.

        • Opalescent Riddles

          Geeze, that kid must have been a real shitty businessman ;-)

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I think a big part of it is that it genuinely takes the hundreds of millions of dollars in free media to sell this guy.

    • Lamashtar

      Yes, I am convinced someone is sitting on bits and pieces of juicy dirt. Every time Trump gets an uptick, they wait a day, then release something. Worth noting that there are many rumors of American journalists being secretly part of the IC. Which would make this even easier to set up to leak out.

      I remember reading that our intelligence community was trying to create an Afghani intelligence service and part of the ideal was that they should think of themselves as the last line of defense. Because ultimately, spies can’t serve individuals.

      I know there’s a lot of criticism, especially on the Left, for the intelligence people, but I am so grateful for them right now.

  • Crystalclear12

    Gawd, they hype these summer replacement shows forever!!
    Just get on with it!

  • Bill D. Burger

    ot…but Reportedly Donny launched the Syrian missile strike because Ivanka was so upset over the video she had seen of the gas attack by Assad.
    http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/syrian-missile-strike-swayed-by-heartbroken-ivanka.html

    Yet, Tiffany just mentions over dinner African children dying in Sudan’s civil war aaaaaaand………..
    http://r.fod4.com/s=w950,pd1/o=80/http://p.fod4.com/p/media/7cca370ffc/tUuxMyCWSbGwizAWTXV3_Totally-Believe-Trump-Did-5.jpg

    Poor Tiffany!

    (*Seriously! We’re launching missile strikes now because our daughter’s upset?)

    • ManchuCandidate

      Been stupider and much worse done for more crass reasons like a greedy literally heartless asshole’s blatant attempt to steal Iraqinam’s oil.

      So yeah.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Il Douche is so completely ignorant of the issues that this was, in fact, the prime consideration.

    • guppy06

      I’m worried that at some point Tiffany will say more than five words together at once and then any goodwill she has as “The Not-So-Bad Trump” will evaporate like so much hair product.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Tapp tapp tapp tapp tapp tapp…
    It’s the sound of info leaking about the Comrade Trumpski Admin.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Meanwhile in the administration, Ben Carson is stuck in a public housing elevator and can’t get out. Do we have to rescue him?
    https://twitter.com/ReneMiamiHerald/status/852136723752648704

    • The Wanderer

      (still giggling)

    • ManchuCandidate

      It’s a metaphor for Ben Carson speaking about anything except neurosurgery.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Carson is OK, but the elevator lost 50 IQ points from the ordeal.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      It’s like the opposite of a baby-in-the-well story. Everybody will be there, with the cameras and the spotlights on stands, the diesel generators puffing, the quiet tones from the anchors, hoping he doesn’t get out.

    • Bill D. Burger

      It probably took him 20 minutes to figure out that he had to pick a floor and push a button. Or, he fell asleep.

      BTW: Alex Jones is investigating and has linked this to Deep State.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Maybe he can coordinate an attack against the elevator like he did with that gunman at the Popeye’s organization.

      • data_ninja

        “I think you want that floor over there.”

    • BadKitty904

      “They finally opened the empty elevator and Ben Carson got out…”

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Y’know that’s not the worst way he could spend his first 100 days on the job.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        True. He’ll do a lot less damage if they just keep him in there.

        • Bill D. Burger

          Real Headline: “Country is Safe from Trump Cabinet Secretary for 20 Minutes”

    • shastakoala

      Better than that time the escalator broke down. He was on that thing for hours.

    • Mpeg

      “Do not sit by my press secretary and weep.
      I’m in the elevator. I fell asleep.”

      — Ben Carson, Poet

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Please let Rick Perry be in there, too.

    • I bet everyone of those people are thinking, “Thank God I didn’t get stuck in there with him.”

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Please leave him there. You can slide pita bread between the doors — but just leave him there.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        Wonder if it’s one of those public housing buildings where the smell of a rotting corpse just means it’s a day ending in “y”?

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      At least Ben got time for a nap ….

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Legend has it that one of Jeff Sessions’ aids was looking for an expert on Russia, and he “happened” to know Carter Page, and that’s how Page became involved with the Trump campaign.

    It’s just pure accident, the Trump folks say, that their “Russian expert” was a guy regularly featured on Moscow TV, Russia Today, etc as “A famous American Economist” because he regularly said how great and Super and Smart Putin is and how the US and NATA are no good, bad, low down, slacking losers.

  • anon_the_great

    What was that about e-mails and favors denied to the Clinton Foundation? Anthony Weiner’s chub redux. Hillary was both senile and a Puppet Master. Feel the what now? So long ago.

  • BadKitty904

    “Trump says he told China’s President Xi about Syria bombing ‘over the most beautiful piece of yellowcake'”…

    • Chadwells

      Dude is about as trashy as they come.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      That yellowcake we like?

      • The Wanderer

        Apricot nectar cake?

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      Are we sure he wasn’t just selling Xi uranium?

    • cheetojeebus

      The ice cream melting down over it was perfect.

  • ANNG14

    The Trump scandal is not going away, no matter how much they try to distract!

    • shastakoala

      Squirrel!

    • BadKitty904

      My guess is they’ll eventually be forced to fake a war or “terrorist attack” to silence the truth…

      • ANNG14

        Even that won’t stop it, but yah I wouldn’t put it past them.

        • BadKitty904

          It won’t. But they’ll try it, hoping it will.

          • ANNG14

            Yep. We will be laser focused!

      • Lefty Frizzell

        Some guy was on Maher the other day, forget his name, but he’s a chronicler of fascism in history or something. Bit of a buzzkill actually, all very serious and stressed out, but when drawing parallels with Trump he really emphasized “look out for the “Reichstag fire!””.

        • The Wanderer

          9/11 (DRINK!) was all al Qaeda, but that didn’t stop Bush from using it as a Reichstag Fire – an excuse to drop the frankly draconian Patriot Act on us, as well as start a war in Afghanistan.

          • BadKitty904

            The Repugs did it then and they’ll do it again, if they think they need to.

        • BadKitty904

          Mrs. Iselin: It has been decided that you will be dressed as a priest, to help you get away in the pandemonium afterwards. Chunjin will give you a two-piece Soviet Army sniper’s rifle that fits nicely into a special bag. There’s a spotlight booth that won’t be in use. It’s up under the roof on the Eighth Avenue side of the Garden. You will have absolutely clear, protected shooting. You are to shoot the Presidential nominee through the head. And Johnny will rise gallantly to his feet and lift Ben Arthur’s body in his arms, stand in front of the microphones and begin to speak. The speech is short. But it’s the most rousing speech I’ve ever read. It’s been worked on, here and in Russia, on and off, for over eight years. I shall force someone to take the body away from him and Johnny will really hit those microphones and those cameras with blood all over him, fighting off anyone who tries to help him, defending America even if it means his own death, rallying a nation of television viewers to hysteria, to sweep us up into the White House with powers that will make martial law seem like anarchy!

          ~ The Manchurian Candidate, 1962

          • The Wanderer

            Angela Lansbury’s tour de force. She was brilliant in that role.

          • BadKitty904

            Absolutely horrifying. Who knew she had such a talent for portraying a villainess?

            That film has been much on my mind of late…

          • The Wanderer

            Acting against type can really open up an actor’s skills. Leslie Nielsen in Airplane! is an example.

      • C4TWOMAN

        And then we’ll have the tinfoil hats trolling comments—ugh….

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Lil’ Kim might want to chill for a bit, if he’s got any sense.

    • C4TWOMAN

      I’m pretty impressed we’re back on target. I was worried for a moment with the Syrian empty airfield sorta airstrike….

      • Tennessee Rain

        remember when the right lost their collective shit because Clinton “bombed an empty factory” to distract from the Lewinsky scandal? Ah, good times, people, good times.

        • C4TWOMAN

          I forgot that,lol. Oh dear Billy…

          • Tennessee Rain

            The cries of “WAG THE DOG, WAG THE DOG” still echo in my brain.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    sharpest knife in the drawer

    Carter Page is a putty knife. Literally, a knife made of putty.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      He’s actually a plastic spork.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Too firm …. a spork made of Jello maybe.

  • FlownΩver

    Extra credit for the preferred spelling of “linchpin.” Rep. Steve King (R-Dementistan) take note.

  • AJ Milne

    Related: Mark Warren is on Pod Save the World today with somewhat detailed description of the scope and character of the Russian operations, mostly the US election story, some larger context.

    (No, I receive no kickbacks from Crooked Media; they just got lots of good guests, and I tend to have their stuff on a lot when I’m working.)

    Notable in his description: a late election pattern of misinformation initiatives in the great lakes states, SEO type gaming/flooding that tended to point searches on hacking to their own propaganda sources.

    Also: brief note: while Warren describes it as somewhat remarkable Russia would support right wing candidates, this is very much of a piece with Putinism in general, pretty well established pattern/approach now. If at all new to you, see also his play domestically, which is effectively weaponising homophobia and ‘traditional values’ among anyone might take up those themes, very similar to what has been done in the ‘culture war’ strategy from the right in the US.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Putin is using the Russian Orthodox Church, in much the same way the GOP uses the Christian right in the U.S. Cater to their hatreds and they’ll vote for you, even if you’re Putin. Or Robert Bentley.

      • AJ Milne

        Seriously, the parallels are so extensive, ya gotta figure they’ve been taking notes from each other*. Yep… we’re gonna rob you blind, the economy is gonna suck the poor dry, there will _be_ no secure employment outside white collar crime…

        _But_ Make (Your Country Here) Great Again, and also we’ll bomb, harass, marginalize, and generally make miserable whoever it is you’ve learned you should hate. Who loves ya, sucker BKSPC BKSPC BKCSP baby.

        (*Oh. Right. They have. And even sometimes hire the same consultants.)

  • Mpeg

    When this whole clusterf*ck of an administration goes away finally, I’ll have to re-learn how to make snark all over again. Like re-calibrating an engine… except, FFS it’ll still be Pence. That’ll be like throwing eggshells rather than eggs.

    • C4TWOMAN

      If this administration goes away so will Pence. He knew all about the Russians and I doubt he’s a “House of Cards” level political player to dodge that. His star rises and falls with Trump.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Not sure. The House might find it useful to have someone completely craven and Koch-owned in the White House.

        • cmd resistor

          Yeah, hard to say on that one. I suspect he is dirty but perhaps will be harder to prove. One can hope, though.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            It will depend on how swept up Pence is when the house of cards folds.

          • From Russia with Love

            Good point. He might be peripherally involved to the extent that he knew what these treasonous snakes were up to and still said nada.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            And Pence’s resignation will depend on his level of integrity.

            So, he won’t quit.

          • generalleeme

            Or revelations about his closeted proclivities…

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Pence is exactly what they want. He’ll bring on the theocracy in way that Il Douche wouldn’t even think of doing.

          • From Russia with Love

            He’s controllable. Donny is a loose meat sandwich.

        • C4TWOMAN

          That’s a good point. They might not have a choice depending how solid the evidence is. But if Pence turned on Trump…ooo popcorn city.

      • chortlingdingo

        Even if Pence goes, isn’t Paul Ryan after him?

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Yup. Talk about your triple-decker shit sandwiches.

        • C4TWOMAN

          Yep, career spineless political weasel. I can deal. We’re not going to luck out and get someone like Romney, Kasich or Huntsman…

        • Tennessee Rain

          Not if we hang on for 2 years and take the House. Then we get whoever we want.

          • chortlingdingo

            I’m worried about what things will look like here if we wait 2 years.

      • Asterix

        No, Pence will remain. Neutered, but he will stay.

        • C4TWOMAN

          I can take neutered. Still think he’s gonna go.

  • William
  • Msgr_MΩment

    “And you know, the Third Reich was also a better love story than Twilight.”

    — Foot-in-mouth Spice

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I heart Ana Navarro. I disagree with her politics, but I heart her.

      https://twitter.com/ananavarro/status/851994471118114818

      • The Wanderer

        “Hi there, this is Jesus. I’m too cool to talk to anyone right now. Leave your name, number, the time and purpose of your call and I’ll, like, get back to you, okay?”

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg
      • chortlingdingo

        You know, I’m not Christian, but if actual-Biblical Jesus were to take the wheel (and not White Republican Gun-Toting Rich Jesus), I’d be okay with that.

        • Bebecca

          I’m an atheist but if someone like Barry Lynn or Jim Wallis were elected, I would be fine with that. They are the “do unto others” Christian not the “jesus hates everyone I hate” variety.

      • Asterix

        I’ve been loving Navarro since the campaign… then I remember she’s a republican. She is as responsible for this nightmare as every other republican (and the 49% of registered voters who didn’t vote).

        • The Wanderer

          How do you feel about republicans who voted for Hillary? Asking for a friend.

          • Asterix

            If there are such creatures I may stop drinking (as much) and start having some hope for the future.

          • vivian

            I see that as a triumph of reason.

          • cmd resistor

            Didn’t Ana Navarro end up voting for Hillary when it came down to it?

        • Carpe Vagenda

          I disagree with most of what she represents professionally, but she apparently has some limits. Most of her party has not. Hell, most of the ostensibly neutral and left wing talking heads on CNN (Acosta says that the People On the Street wanted more e-mail coverage) have not.

      • Bebecca

        She was on Bill Maher last week. I told hubby-she was a republican until Trump came along. She hates him as much as we do here.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Oh, she still is one. She’s just from the old school wing. I don’t think the bombthrowers appreciate the extent to which the old school is outside their control.

          • Lamashtar

            Its making me appreciate some of those longtime appointments. Sure, they’re partisan when they’re appointed, but in 10 years they’re almost from a different party.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Has there been a dumber press secretary? I thought Dana Perino was pretty clueless, but good God, Spicer is dumber than a box of rocks.

      • The Wanderer

        That’s not gneiss.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Stupidity is just taken for granite with this administration.

          • The Wanderer

            It’s a marble to behold, but this regime’s gone to shale in a handbasket.

        • laughingnome

          We take it for granite.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          They have to keep their bedrock principles intact.

        • From Russia with Love

          Donald is getting FAT! The doctor told him his lifestyle was too sedimentary.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        She kept us informed about Bush keeping us safe for eight years.

        • generalleeme

          U mean after 9/11/2001, right?

      • Christopher Story

        I really can’t take this schist much longer.

      • data_ninja

        It’s never too slate for him to say something even stupider.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Sadly, the Trump administration is not.

    • Which is more lovable, a short shouty fascist mass murder, or a sparkly vampire?

      • The Wanderer

        The short shouty guy. Vampires don’t fucking sparkle.

        • Christopher Story

          THANK YOU!!!

  • eyelashviper

    Finally, a solution to the Wall that makes sense:

    http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoons/HorseD/2017/HorseD20170412_low.jpg

    • The Wanderer

      He’s denser than lead-alloyed osmium, so this might actually work.

      • From Russia with Love

        That tungsten in his head is not a light bulb filament.

    • When does Trump ever ask before he touches or grabs?

  • goonemeritus

    I need to buy Raytheon stock, Trump will be needing an ever increasing number of distractions as the “G-Men” tighten their noose.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Turmp~”Why isn’t the FBI arresting Hillary?She was guilty of every charge”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/trump-hammers-fbis-comey-for-not-jailing-clinton-she-was-guilty-of-every-charge/

    • TJ Barke

      Yeah, ‘fraid not, Trumpy.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Since there were no charges, that’s technically true.

        • Shanzgood

          I was just about to ask: “What charges?”

        • The Wanderer

          Which is the best kind of true.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      He’s got it completely backwards.

      Comey did not save Hillary by declining to arrest her for being guilty of all the charges.

      There were no charges, and Comey sunk her by implying at great length, and baselessly, that she was nevertheless guilty of something.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Trump understands advertising principles. You don’t just tell untruths; you tell the precise opposite of the truth whenever possible. It’s how you cover up flaws in your product or services.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    The Poky Little Puppy was my sister’s favorite bedtime story and made my mom read it every night. To this day, my mother hates that book with every fiber of her being.

    • The Wanderer

      I’m not sure if my Mom the Seuss books she used to read my brother and I when we were toddlers. The other book she read to us was Elson’s Basic Reader(1931, Chicago). Great stories. I made a pilgrimage to my grandparents’ house in 1991 for the primary purpose of retrieving that book.

    • cmd resistor

      I don’t know that I ever read that one. My dad, after having read all the books enough times we basically had them memorized, used the change parts while reading to silly stuff. Hmm, alternative reading to kids?

      • Antonin Dvorak

        You not missing much.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Not wanting to fall into that rut, I started reading the Lord Of The Rings trilogy to Drublic Jr. really early on. It was great for both of us.

        • The Wanderer

          Excellent notion. Glad he enjoyed it.

        • cmd resistor

          It was actually fun.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            No doubt. I did my share of reading children’s books over and over…the Velveteen Rabbit was a particular favorite.

          • Wally Pipp

            The favorite of my kids: The Wind in the Willows.

          • puredog

            I really liked the Runaway Bunny. ‘Course, I didn’t read it until I was 50.

      • An Outhouse for the Resistance

        I used to do that to my kids too. They would grab my mouth or slap me in the face and tell me to read it right.

    • ANNG14

      Awww That should bring back fond memories.
      We got a puppy when our kids were little that looked just like the poky little puppy and named him Poky.

    • Little Doll
    • NellCote71

      It was my favorite, too. Mother would try to skip some pages, but I had the story memorized.

  • William
    • From Russia with Love

      “What does Kalluded mean?”

      • Notreelyhelping

        Kind of like Complicity, except it comes in a capsule.

        • puredog

          It’s the generic for Qaaluded.

  • AndyC316

    Can we note that actual Wonder Woman Louise Mensch got this one too? Bc she’s getting them left and right

  • Shanzgood

    OT: Baconz had an interview today that sounded very positive and will find out whether they want him to come back tomorrow for a second one!

    • The Wanderer

      Excellent!

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      So he is out of jail?

      • Shanzgood

        He’s not been in actual jail since the first couple of weeks. He was transferred to a “halfway house” and the only way he can go home is to get a new job. But getting one has been made mind-bogglingly difficult by BEING there in the first place. Very Catch-22 situation.

        • From Russia with Love

          Willkommen in Amerika.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Da! Where do we send the bootstraps?

            /snark

        • Alan

          Wait. For what?

          • Shanzgood

            He missed an office appointment in November ordered by the PA family court where (I guess) they were supposed to spend 45 minutes training him on how to find a new job. So a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Next, regular family court appointment (support, custody stuff) at the end of January, he showed up and got arrested and thrown in jail for contempt of court.

            Brilliant move, right? He’s been in “the system” ever since. First 3 days in a holding pen with bleeding gang members and crap-encrusted homeless guys, then another week in County jail without his meds until his physician called as an outside advocate.

          • Alan

            Sounds normal. This is a pet peeve of mine. The US spends about $100B annually to incarcerate people but estimates of true economic cost range from an additional $5-10 for every dollar in direct cost. That’s as much as 5-6% of GDP. People who are incarcerated vs those who are not for the same offense have higher divorce rates, lower marriage rates if they’re young, higher rates of unemployment which actually increase with time, and lower levels of education. Their children have higher rates of incarceration themselves, and lower levels of educational achievement. But hey, someone’s getting rich. If you’re interested, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwjhjPqYkqDTAhULsVQKHXPqCR4QFggvMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fjoinnia.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F02%2FThe-Economic-Burden-of-Incarceration-in-the-US-2016.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHHR88P-fN7qR6enT1hWkbkMEy2oA&sig2=xA01y8ScUNJmLFWbD7Jucg&cad=rja

          • Shanzgood

            I can’t look. I already have nearly three months of rage built up over how every fucking thing about this situation is set up to make everyone involved with it fail and get bilked out of a shitload if money they can’t afford to even from the “outside” of it.

          • Alan

            Yep, that’s the scam. Sorry.

    • Tennessee Rain

      Molotov!

    • Shucky Ducky

      I will sacrifice some pork product to Dog today on Baconz behalf– may he find job and comfort.

    • lroom

      Tell Baconz we wish him all the luck.

    • Zyxomma

      Best of luck to Baconz.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Page seems almost perversely proud of being called an idiot by his paymasters.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      He’s that good.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Which, I guess, is why they thought he was an idiot.

        • From Russia with Love

          A useful idiot, but a little light on the useful part.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            “They’re not sending us their best idiots.”

            –Russian intelligence

    • Thaumaturgist

      What do Russian spies and Donald Trump have in common?

      They don’t pay.

      • From Russia with Love

        They know where to get pee hookers.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Looks like ol’ Spicey had business dealings with the rooshans too.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10028922211

    • Little Doll

      Lovely. The gang’s all here!

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        List of Trump Administration Personnel NOT a Russian Contact/Spy:

        ….

    • Nockular cavity

      Is Russia stealing our supply of idiots or something?

      • Little Doll

        That, and our supply of greedy conservative fucks, also too.

      • Jennaratrix

        They don’t have to steal them; hell, they should just ask. We’ll GIVE them away.

  • William
    • Lefty Frizzell

      He went considerably up in my estimations when he referred to Trump’s inauguration as “some weird shit”. I know the Bushes hate the Trumps for several reasons (pantsing JEB every day for months), but still, it was pretty cute.

    • MynameisBlarney

      You are A Idiot, george.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      How about one reform we make is – no more teetotalers can be eligible Presidential candidates? I don’t like the pattern I’m seeing here.

    • From Russia with Love

      Those who have an IQ between 51 and 70 like you are considered morons. Trump is the idiot.

    • The Witch of Endor

      He helped get the US to the point where Trump was a viable candidate. Fuck him (with votes) and the rethugs/neocons/nazis that cheered him on.

    • Jennaratrix

      We did, and you are.

    • Alan

      Still do.

    • Zyxomma

      That’s A Idiot, you idiot.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • William
    • cmd resistor

      Oh, too funny. I had seen the still photo but never the video.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      ComicCon gets weirder every year. Seriously, though, those masks are very well done.

  • Reality Killswitch

    Nixon is looking better and better.

    • William

      Nixon was a moral compass compared to Cheeto-Hitler

      • Reality Killswitch

        Agreed!

    • Mahousu

      At least Nixon didn’t use chemical weapons!
      (Agent Orange, napalm, white phosphorus, etc., not included.)

    • From Russia with Love

      Nixon sucked monkey dicks, and is the reason that the Republicans are still the party of organized crime.

      • Reality Killswitch

        “Organized crime”. Yes, and unorganized too.

      • H0mer0

        I thought he was sucking Bebe Rebozo’s dick.

    • Doug Langley

      At least he knew how to do a cover-up.

    • Alan

      Dunno, insane people are just as dangerous but in a different way.

  • Randy Riddle

    The WaPo story had to come from high level officials in the FBI. I think the only reason they leaked it is to send a signal to others in the Trump administration that they’re ready to cut some deals if you’re not that idiot Carter Page.

    • From Russia with Love

      Be the first on your block to rat out the president!*

      *You sure don’t want to be the last…

  • Reality Killswitch

    When everything is said and done, Donnie is going to be the worst president ever. Sadly for him, he won’t be able to get over because his dad was pushing him all the time for victory! This one won’t be one.

    • h4rr4r

      Let’s hope, I really fear Ivanka might be our worst president.

      • Reality Killswitch

        Oh, so we did get a woman for president.

  • Nockular cavity

    “He compared surveillance of him to the eavesdropping that the FBI and Justice Department conducted against civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.”

    That right there, ladies and gentlemen, that is some real choots-pah!

  • Keith Taylor

    Try telling Trump supporters that the Carter page thing and FISA warrant has nothing to do with Trump’s stupid “wire tapps” accusation. I was just looking at the President Trump Channel and they seem to believe they are one and the same. They have also declared in one of their thread headlines, LIBTARDS SUCK JUST LIKE NAZIS.
    It must be true!

    • YoBunnyBunny

      I thought they liked Nazis… I am confuzzled.

      • Keith Taylor

        I was too. I have to suppose they are no more consistent than they are rational. Besides, they may get it at last that most people think Nazis are bad … make that very bad indeed … and so they reckon it will be effective to call LIbtards Nazis. Who knows what happens inside their minds?

        • Zyxomma

          What minds?

          • Keith Taylor

            Okay. Inside their hypothetical minds, giving them the benefit of every possible doubt. Of course that raises the question of why I should WANT to give them the benefit of every possible doubt. I couldn’t answer that one.

          • Nine

            B. F. Skinner’s black box {I’d say “idea” except the theory doesn’t admit those exist} is really plausible in some cases.
            There are stimuli. There are responses.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Kellyanne thinks the problem with journalism is the regrettable impulse to go viral on social media. Because the real news is that americans love pipelines.

  • Aunt PithyPat

    The “secret buyers” of the 19% stake in Russian oil conglomerate Rosneft are Trump and Manafort.

    You’re welcome.

  • MeerkatsRMammals

    First Spicy’s out there denying the Holocaust. Now we got this douche canoe actually comparing himself to MLK? Uh…no. Please have several seats, sir. Oh how I am patiently awaiting Karma’s return.

    • DerpyGurdyMan

      maybe he meant to say ‘MK-Ultra’ ?

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      “Hi, this is Karma. I’m away from my phone for a while, but if you leave a message at the tone, I’ll make sure to smite them when I return.”

      *** BEEEEEEP ***

  • Ricky Gay

    “uh oh pisketti-o, he fell off it into a pile of Russians” – a nursery rhyme about the entire Trump Administration. (sorta like “10 Little Indians” only more racist)

  • Proud Liberal

    And all of these people were meeting with Russians without the knowledge of tRump. Riiight….sure…yeah.

    • NellCote71

      It’s even worse if Trump really didn’t know.

  • William
    • gratuitous

      Oh, what’s the big schmeal? If we had a President Hillary Clinton ordering a missile strike on Syria because Chelsea was all verklempt about gassed babbies, I’m sure the Republicans and the popular media would be all “Whatevs.” Especially if President Clinton had just had a terrific piece of chocolate cake and could crow about the missiles to the Chinese President. No biggie.

      • boredcatlady

        I agree, I feel like we’re being totally racist against men. What about then men?

  • Anna Rompage

    So let me get this straight, Lying Spice fucks up Godwins Law by totally screwing the pooch with his Hitler statement, and now this super douche it trying to compare his illegal financial dealings with Russians, to the civil rights & anti war work that MLKjr was involved in?

    • Choosymom

      Make America Gobsmacked Again…and again and again and again….

    • chicken thief

      Correct! But Hillary had an email server…. so, both sides!!1!!!

  • nightmoth

    Yay! Enough of these pesky distractions. I want the main event, and I want it now.

  • cmd resistor

    So I just suffered through a transcript of Trump’s FOX interview this morning. So many inane phrases to choose from to share. So I just picked one: ” I have a very, very good meeting with President Xi of China. I really liked him. We had a great chemistry, I think. I mean at least I had a great chemistry — maybe he didn’t like me, but I think he liked me.”

  • BrendaKay

    Evan, I don’t know how to feel about the fact that while you informing me about some possible treason, I am giggling over the way you write about it… guess it’s either laugh or cry about the state of the union.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I still say it was trump who got 19% of the gas company.

    • Mike Steele

      Lady MS here: Thought that at first, but later figured it could be Tillerson or Jared. Then again, Wilbur Ross was Bank of Cyprus exec when all the ‘wash’ was being done. So many thieves, so few warrants…

  • Jonny On Maui

    I absolutely love it when privileged white male republicans wrap themselves with Dr. King. I laugh and laugh and laugh. That helps keep the homicidal rage down.

    • zerosumgame0005

      the way they twist and turn to try to make it seem reasonable is highly amusing if it was not so fucking stupid, and then they get so mad when it fails and they look even more guilty

      • H0mer0

        there’s got to be a meme about the ridiculousness or audacity of a white douche comparing himself to Dr King, maybe with Rachel McAdams from “Mean Girls.”

  • chicken thief

    This morning at work just as I was getting to grab that first eye opening cup of coffee, some self entitled asshole jumped in front of me, relegating me to the back of the bus. I felt like MLK, Rosa Parks, and Carter Page all rolled into one.

  • Aileen

    All this makes me even more mad that Comey went public with his stupid “Hillary’s emails on Wiener’s laptop” accusations a week before the election. He must have known, or at least had a pretty good idea about, how deep Trump’s campaign was in with the Russians. And that his baseless accusations would tip the scales in Trump’s favor.

    • Mike

      Right… WTF was that all about…??
      Now it looks like he’s gunnin for Trump…??

      • Keith Taylor

        I find that pretty puzzling myself. Has Comey flip-flopped in sheer horror at the way the Trump administration is (not) shaping up? Or was it some loose cannon element in the FBI that did it without his orders and he doesn’t want to admit it now? I’m at a loss, but then … everything that’s happened lately has consisted of things I’d never have believed, even after Nixon/Agnew and Bush/Cheney. Never. Which doubtless has about five hundred million people telling me, “Take a number and get in the queue.”

        • Mike

          I can’t figure Comey’s angle either, no matter what direction I work it from…we’ll have to wait 8 years til he writes a book…:(

  • zerosumgame0005

    if he IS the real linchpin we can expect a possible hot tea with lemon and polonium thing pretty soon I would guess…

  • ken_kukec

    Carter Page might wanna be careful about eating any of that glow-in-the-dark borscht that Comrade Vlad sent him for Easter.

    • Zyxomma

      Oy. I finally found a good vegan sour cream substitute (WayFare, made of butter beans), and enjoyed a treat from childhood: hot steamed potato in cold borscht with sour cream. Now I want something different.

  • Raan

    I have learned two things from this. One, what FISA stands for, and two, that my comparison of Trump to Transmetropolitan’s President Beast might not have been the most accurate. He’s acting more like the Smiler, anything to distract from the scandal.

  • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

    AP Exclusive: Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

    Now, financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort’s name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/records-match-ukraine-ledger-payments-ex-trump-aide-090335803–politics.html

  • boredcatlady

    You know, it just occurred to me that one of the problems with being kinda slutty is that sometimes the sweatiness grossest fuck nugget in the news reminds you of someone you once banged and then there you are, not feeling very proud about your choices. according to a friend

    • H0mer0

      Tell us more ….I’m kinda slutty but so far that hasn’t happened to me since I stopped drinking and got out of med school (sometimes the capacity for sluttiness exceeds the opportunities.)

      • boredcatlady

        Well I’m in my forties and only calmed down in the last couple of years so…
        I mean, my friend.

    • kev

      where’s your friend live?

  • So, wait. Were those weird, square pizza-like substances a universal Friday thing at schools all over the place?

    • H0mer0

      that was the cause of one of my sons’ Kafkaesque middle school experiences when the cafeteria worker almost shoveled a funny looking slice that maybe was missing stuff or something else that he found unsavory and he asked if he could have a different piece like the kid before him had asked and received successfully but my son caught grief from that worker. I told my son he had the right to choose since we were paying for it. One of his friends so disliked the cafeteria in middle school that he would beg his mom to make him a sammich.

  • Internet Hitler

    I’m thinking Trump might be hearing about this and looking down and thinking, “Oh, those FISA applications can’t be so tough to get if they’re only as thick as my wrists.”
    And Milania calls to tell him, “No, I know what you’re thinking. But Comey vas talking about HIS manly wrists, not the puny veak ones attached to your dinky hands!”
    She’s a card!

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    Don’t know if Seth Abramson’s tweetstorm is out there (because FF handles twitter links … “differently” … I think …) I cannot see the Twitter link …

    But … (10, followed by another 10)

    //twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/852260189885648896

    (I remove the “https:” uri and the link works )

  • Me not sure
    • Mike Steele

      Wanna come over and clean our kitchen?

      • Me not sure

        Trust me, that is NOT our kitchen

  • Bill Slider

    I await the Russian Spy, allegedly, Page speech at the Lincoln Monument with a larger crowd then Trump had on Inauguration day. Talk about I have a dream.

  • Me not sure

    I guess he thought that he was building a stairway to the tsars.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    This weirdo will be lucky if he manages to get into witness protection before some guy in an over size trench coast walks up to him and sticks him with a pen jabbing thing loaded with a Putin Poison cocktail.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Page would be well-advised to avoid tea, umbrellas, bathtubs, and windows for the foreseeable future.

    • resisting and persisting

      Polonium: you’re soaking in it.

    • Mike

      World’s worst idiot patsy…but he’s doing a great job compared to Alt-Spice

    • But not before he can testify before a relevant Senate committee…..

  • Mike

    Finally something we all agree on…
    Leftists, RWNJ’s, Trump, Pelosi, The FBI, CIA, even Russian spies…
    Carter Page is a fucking idiot…

    • Maybe

      Just an idiot unless there are some equally stupid women out there.

  • Zyxomma

    I didn’t think the hidden 19% of Rosneft was a sale at all, but for future services rendered, in the form of lifting sanctions. Prove me wrong, worst administration in US history.

  • Maybe

    Strange that Comey didn’t leak this a few weeks before the election, isn’t it?

    Of course this is Russian spies and treason–not nearly as important as duplicate emails .

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