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First: every human being on Earth knew Donald Trump would give up classified intelligence sooner than later; our mistake was in thinking he would be shouting out some shit during a Tampa Klan rally. Instead, he apparently waited until the day after he fired the FBI director for investigating his ties to Russia, hosted Russia in the Oval Office, and gave up “code word classified” intelligence straight to them.

Second: Here’s what we’re talking about.

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency.

The Washington Post story just gets crazier as it goes on. You should read it.

Like this:

At a more fundamental level, the information wasn’t the United States’ to provide to others. Under the rules of espionage, governments — and even individual agencies — are given significant control over whether and how the information they gather is disseminated, even after it has been shared. Violating that practice undercuts trust considered essential to sharing secrets.

The officials declined to identify the ally but said it has previously voiced frustration with Washington’s inability to safeguard sensitive information related to Iraq and Syria.

Oh and of course it was because HE CAN’T FUCKING STOP BRAGGING.

In his meeting with Lavrov, Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” the president said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Gen. HR McMaster (who was in the room — and who when the Post interviewed him on the record declined to call the story false) both immediately “denied” President Trump discussed “sources, methods or military operations,” citing identical charges of which no one had accused him, until their chips malfunctioned and they ripped that one dude’s arm off and did other bad stuff to him too.

Buzzfeed was first to confirm WaPo’s story with two US officials. They also added this, from Tennessee Republican Bob Corker:

After news of Trump’s revelations broke Monday, Sen. Bob Corker — a Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Foreign Relations committee — said “obviously they’re in a downward spiral right now and they’ve got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that’s happening.”

“And the shame of it is, there’s a really good national security team in place…but the chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment that I think makes — it creates a worrisome environment,” Corker told reporters in Washington, DC, Monday afternoon.

Even Speaker of the House Paul Ryan vaguely alluded to wanting some “facts.”

Fox News brought on Laura Ingraham to say some bullshit about how Bob Corker is a very bad man who should feel bad about thinking it is even possible that the president might be a CRAZY FUCKLOON. Then a woman literally started talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Not even kidding, she did that.

That’s it for us tonight, unless Vice President Pence decides to 25A the president before morning.

[WaPo]

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  • rebecca

    NB while this should be the last post of the night please keep open threads back on the last one!

  • Delu

    Meh don’t let anyone say that they didn’t see this coming!

    And yes, the Trumpians will be hypocrites and pretend this is fine and all while they were screaming at Hillary for “mishandling classified emails”.

  • The Wanderer

    . . .
    . . . .
    . . . . .

    What the gibbering fuck. This mummleflug has to GO, and GO NOW.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    This shit has gone far enough. It’s beyond time to remove this manbaby from access to anything classified, to include FOUO shit.

    • mackafritz

      Really any information at all including the night’s dinner menu.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        Serve the fucker fresh vegetables and if he doesn’t like it he can go hungry.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Nah, let him get used to prison fare. One slice of bologna between 2 slices of Wonder bread.

          • sw19wilson

            Is that prison slang?

          • Marion in Savannah

            I’m guessing it’s pretty much what Sheriff Joe Arpaio thinks is deluxe food.

          • Elvis Causticfellow

            Honestly, he’d probably like that better than fresh vegetables.

          • jesterpunk

            Moldy green bologna?

    • Vincent Ricola

      The social experiment needs to end now. It’s time for action from our congress.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        I do so love your optimism.

        • Vincent Ricola

          It only sounds optimistic on the internet, the tone is much more hysterically desperate irl.

      • puredog

        BWAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHHAH

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Remember when Kissinger told the military to check with him first if Nixon called a nuclear strike?

      Good times.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    oh lord.

  • therblig

    Dead breitbart: “Deep State Strikes: Leaks Classified Info to Washington Post to Smear Trump”

    I can accept that trumpy is a total incompetent, but the fact that anyone would believe this shit is deeply disturbing. fuck you, you fucking fuckers!!

  • old_redneck

    NO, there was no codeword info on Hillary’s email servers.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      You mean “risotto” wasn’t code for “plunder the Koch Brothers holdings”?

      • Left Coast Tom

        I’ve ordered risotto a lot of times and never received the Koch Brothers’ holdings, am I doing it wrong?

        • jesterpunk

          You need the Soros code word of the day.

          • Left Coast Tom

            Arborio?

          • jesterpunk

            Cant tell you, its a secret.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            It’s Soros spelled backwards.

          • jesterpunk

            Thats it no more Soros bucks for you once he finds out you gave away the daily password.

        • FlownΩver

          You didn’t say it in quotes.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Let me know when the GOP raises their response to “miffed”.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I’d settle for “aware”.

  • Michael R
  • Yr. Gma

    So I go into the bank to deal with the fraud check on mother’s account, and I come out to hear that Donnie has fucked the pooch (again). I am so relieved, though, to know that Paul Ryan, Craven Coward, is interested in hearing some “facts.”

  • PsycWench

    I hope this will help that 35% see that the emperor is wearing no clothes. Not holding my breath though.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Not gonna happen. If anything this will embolden them since Russia is an ally now.

    • not_vh

      the above mentioned 35% have a hard on precisely because this emperor has no clothes.

    • Left Coast Tom

      They didn’t figure it out after all those “naked Trump” statues. Maybe the problem was those statues were placed in major cities instead of South Succotash, Ohio?

    • Claire

      That would mean admitting that they were wrong, and if you’ve ever tried to convince your racist uncle he was wrong about something, you can see the problem.

      In addition, a lot of people voted for Trump out of resentment of the people who thought they were stupid. They thought Trump was going to get into office and just kick everyone’s ass with his business acumen and he would single-handedly show all those people who said his voters were idiots.

      Then he gets into office and turns out to be… a real fucking idiot. But for his voters to admit that their champion, who they thought was so smart, is in fact an idiot – that would mean conceding that everyone who ever told them they were stupid might possibly have a point. And they can’t do that. So they’re screwed, basically, and the rest of us along with them.

    • BJW

      They think WE are the enemy, not Trump.

  • goonemeritus

    Think about all the hardworking Russian spy’s Trump is putting out of work.

  • Michael R

    I’m curious how we have this info ?
    Tapes ?

    • snark-lurker

      the ruskies leaked it now trump is PISSED

    • Yr. Gma

      Apparently some people in the room thought it was horrifying enough to report it to some IC types and one of them leaked. Who was it who said “He will die in jail”?

    • sw19wilson

      Probably Intel deciding to leak because they recognise a loose cannon when they see one. And this is not going to get any better soon.
      They will want him out asap now.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Donald did the absolutely unthinkable…he revealed that we have a source inside Daesh. This information was VERY close hold. Our allies were not even in on this.

      • Left Coast Tom

        Well, source…it was nice to know you.

    • Claire

      One of the Trump cabinet insiders immediately called the CIA and the NSA to give them the heads-up. Also, there’s a transcript of the meeting, which has apparently been redacted to some level of security.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    Yeah well I briefly saw some talking head on Fox saying that Hillary wasn’t prosecuted and what she did was “far more serious” than this, so.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Um, two words about this moranic assertion:

      Fuck NO!

    • jesterpunk

      So which of the 50 some investigations found Hillary did anything illegal?

    • Claire

      Even if that were true, which it is not, Hillary Clinton is not the fucking President of the Increasingly Not United States of America, you Fox News morons!

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I’m sorry, but we’re not talking about Hillary anymore. We’ve put up with four and a half months of “We won! You lost! Shut up!”

      Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America, did this. He pissed off our allies, revealed classified information to a country that is not our ally, set back our efforts to destroy ISIS, and broke the law. Not some jaywalking bullshit. There are people in prison right now for this kind of shit.

  • Randy Riddle

    Trump’s working hard on getting that Kremlin Employee of the Month award.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Air Force One won’t fit in the reserved parking space that comes with it, unfortunately.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Hasn’t he been winning that every month since he took office?

  • Nounverb911
  • “… unless Vice President Pence decides to 25A the president before morning.”

    Surely a not-impossible circumstance. Does someone there have a Google News alert alarm on their phone? I’m going to need some snark if shit gets realer.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Are there enough Cabinet members to sign off on that thing? No wonder Trump was dragging his feet on appointments.

  • Beowoof14

    I was going to call Laura Ingraham a cunt, but cunt’s have warmth and depth. They are fun to be with. Laura clearly has none of those traits.

    • sw19wilson

      Rectal prolapse.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Plus they can take a pounding unlike the snowflakes that get offended when you point out they are traitors.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      No one will ever convince me that Nazi salute at the convention wasn’t intentional.

  • Nounverb911

    Works here too, also.

    Dear Shirferbrains Ryan.
    I DARE you to repeat this statement now.
    L&K
    AMERICA

    https://twitter.com/SpeakerRyan/status/751106162574053376

  • jowgajen
  • WomanInThePersistence

    So, how’s that pissing off the spies thing working out for you, Donnie?

  • Ninja0980

    Get this asshole out of office NOW!

    • data_ninja

      Before something even worse happens.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Dear Sweet Tapdancing Christ!

    Violates the Secrets Act and commits treason all in one! A Donnie Dumbass TWO-FER!

    • BJW

      Because he’s president, he didn’t technically break the law. But he may have exposed people to the enemy, which is WORSE.

  • Nounverb911
    • Turgid Love Skwerl

      Tell them that you’re a fucking idiot.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Don’t tell them, dumbass, ask them. “Who would you rather have as CIC? Trump or Clinton?”

      Don’t be surprised if they ram some Semper Fi down your throat with votes.

    • Left Coast Tom

      I don’t know, Issa…what do marines typically expect to hear from an arsonist?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Blabbermouth who can’t be trusted. Hate!”
    — NATO Intelligence Agency Slambook, Donald Trump entry

    • ltmcdies

      Yeh this should make the upcoming NATO summit interesting

  • Apple Scruff
    • Apple Scruff
      • jesterpunk

        That sounds like the start of a really bad joke.

        • An Outhouse for the Resistance

          All the best jokes moving forward.

        • A_Changeling

          Hopefully it’s the end of this very bad joke.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        They were sad because they missed Kellyanne.

    • DainBramage

      How anyone doesn’t just resign from this shitshow, I don’t know.

      • jowgajen

        Basically sunk cost fallacy.

      • Claire

        What do they have to lose by resigning at this point? No, seriously, what? What misguided hope of gain is keeping anyone in the Trump White House?

      • sw19wilson

        I mean, it got them this far, right?

    • ltmcdies

      Trying to remember those times during the obama years when when reporters of staffers yelling loud enough for press core to hear and…. nope can’t think of one time
      Course I can’t think of a time Obama started bragging about intel to the Russians

      • Celtic_Gnome

        In the oval office. Don’t forget that part.

        I guess we don’t have to worry about the Russians planting listening devices there. Putin, like all kleptocratic billionaires, doesn’t like to spend a single ruble he doesn’t have to. Listening devices would be a waste of money when his people have ears.

    • Delu

      They sure do love their job huh! Look at them get all excited and stuff!

    • TJ Barke

      At this point, if I was working for him, I’d call him a stupid motherfucker and just quit…

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    So did McMaster also point out that O.J. is innocent?

    • data_ninja

      He also said that Greedo shot first.

    • TJ Barke

      IF THE GLOVE DON’T FIT!

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Next press conference: Trump didn’t leak secrets, but if he had, here’s how he would’ve done it.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
  • memzilla Ω

    If President Hillary Clinton had done this, THE GOD DAMNED HOUSE OF
    REPRESENTATIVES WOULD BE IN AN EMERGENCY IMPEACHMENT SESSION RIGHT THIS MOTHERFUCKING MINUTE.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Here’s the thing. Hillary knows better than to do what Donald did. She doesn’t have an ego that needs to be fed constantly, unlike Donald.

      • TJ Barke

        If anything, she seems like she likes the abuse.

        • Ill-Advised

          Nobody thrives on abuse. She’s too cool to let on.

          • coozledad

            Compartmentalization. Trump can’t do it because the only compartment he’s got is his fucking mouth.

          • Billy Rubin

            She’s a goddamned superhuman force of nature. She was more than we deserved, but something we could hope for.

    • snark-lurker

      “Too soon, not enough evidence.”

      –any (R)

    • DainBramage

      And we would all be onboard with that. But Hillary isn’t stupid like a common Trump.

      • Snopes Shop

        That’s the understatement of the century

    • notaten

      Mom would have said “damn you hipocrites, you nest of vipers”. She always said it was in the Bible, but I have never found that passage. She used it a lot when referring to politicians. She may have made it up, as she was sometimes prone to saying things that she believed and phrasing them in Bible sounding words. She would have definitely used it for this though.

      • C4TWOMAN

        It is from the Bible, but like many of these things, it was mangled greatly, in this case two separate passages, smooshed together:

        Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!

        33You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape the sentence of hell?

        biblehub.com/matthew/23-33.htm

        • notaten

          Thank you, I figured it was somewhere in Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, as she considered those the only books of the Bible worth reading.

        • Amy!

          And it’s in Godspell!

          “You snakes! You vipers’ brood!
          You cannot escape being devil’s food!
          I send you prophets and I send you preachers,
          Sages in rages and ages of teachers,
          Nothing can mar your mood.

          Blind guides! Blind fools!
          The blood you’ve spilt
          On you will fall!
          This nation
          This generation
          Shall bear the guilt
          of it all!”

          Seems appropriate at the moment.

          (from memory; please excuse any errors)

          • C4TWOMAN

            I never got around to seeing that. “Jesus Christ, Superstar” loads of times. Probably because JCS really annoyed the religious uptight and I had to see why.

          • Amy!

            We can even out, then. I never got around to seeing JCS. :-)

            I learned the parody versions of the words, though!

            Jesus Christ, superstar
            Who in the hell do you think you are?

            and so on. Not, once you’re past, oh, twenty, actually funny, is it?

          • C4TWOMAN

            Sadly now the religous right believes those ARE the real lyrics…
            Here, let me treat you–apologies for hard subs and video quality. You can probably find a better copy out there….this is just the first number:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-voeq7Cebo

          • Lascauxcaveman

            That Judas had hella pipes.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Carl Anderson is the only Judas as far as I’m concerned.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Anderson_%28singer%29

            Jérôme Pradon was cast in the 2000 direct to video version, but his performance makes Judas look like a creepy perv. Also too, singing NOTHING like Carl Anderson.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            Yeah, Pradon looked like “…and Quentin Tarantino, as Judas.” One of the nice things about the original was, yes, you could be entirely sympathetic to Judas. Not so much in the remake.

          • C4TWOMAN

            It kinda made you wonder about Jesus’ ability to read people: “Um, so why did you invite Broody-Serial Killer Stalker Eyes into the Apostles club again, JC?”

        • Little Lulu Ω

          “You rocks! You stones!
          You worse than senseless things!” Shakespeare Julius Caesar
          (From memory. Haven’t read this in 50 years or more.)

      • CeeQ

        Gospel of Matthew :)

  • Beowoof14

    So unless someone can come up with a bigger check than the Russians, Donnie will stay in office. GTK.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Just wait a day or two.

  • Nounverb911
  • memzilla Ω
    • Delu

      Which of the Republicans are responsible for the travesty that is Trump?

      ALL OF THEM KATIE!!!!!

    • crisptickle

      He is waiting until pnce is too far involved to survive the fall of trmp, so he’ll end up potus himself.

      • Claire

        I wonder if that rumor about RICO charges against Ryan are true. I hope so. And I hope that, while serving a search warrant, the FBI discovers a pile of bodies in his basement.

        Basically I want Paul Ryan to go so far up the river that he falls off the end of the Earth.

  • memzilla Ω
  • exinkwretch

    Calm down, people. The only thing our Glorious Leader revealed to our dear Russian brothers are the details of the pedophile ring that Hillary and John Podesta ran out of a pizza parlor.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Good Lord, this actually just happened on FOX

    Getting more desperate by the minute, aren’t they?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      What?! What?!

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    “I didn’t have to run all over bumblefuck Virginia? All I had to do was invite the Russians over for a chat?” — Robert Hanssen.

    • ltmcdies

      Marks for remembering that POS

  • doktorzoom

    Now look, it’s not like Trump gave away OUR secrets. He only gave away an ALLY’s secrets, potentially closing off a vital intelligence source on IS, and maybe helping Russia to help Assad.

    But it’s OK for the president to decide what’s classified and what isn’t, so stop talking about impeachment. Hillary lost, you snowflakes. (Yeah, now I’m just quoting straight from the WaPo comments.)

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Quoting from our legal code: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      RIght this secret was probably just French and gay anyway. No big.

    • Panika MCD

      you forgot “GET OVER IT!!!!”

    • Delu

      And also potentially alienating said ally and preventing any further sharing of info from any REMAINING allies left.

      Could we make a list on this?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      As long as my secrets are safe . . .

      • Panika MCD

        Ajit Pai will see you in his office.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          Touché.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      "That person is likely dead." – @JulietteKayyem on CNN about source who infiltrated ISIS who the President (THE PRESIDENT) just compromised— Astead W. Herndon (@AsteadWH) May 15, 2017

      • Delu

        “Or if not, will soon be.”

        As an addendum.

        • ltmcdies

          And probably not the only one

      • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

        If it was Israeli intel it’s time for Mossad to take care of the leaker. Just sayin’.

    • Greyhame

      The impeachable offenses have already been committed. Today’s bombshell only demonstrates just how unfit for office he really is, on top of all the obstruction of justice & such. I’m thinking this would be a good time for some anonymous goddamn American Hero to leak the Trump Tapes, so we can finally start to shake ourselves out of this national nightmare.

      • Delu

        Nah, what I’m expecting is for the Trumpians to showcase once more their utter lack of scruples and principles and go the hypocrite route by denying everything (especially [personal responsibility).

    • Panika MCD

      and since you’re over here making sure no one breaks the non-commenting rules, I thought I’d offer you an idea for the next time there’s a stupid march in ID. this one comes from one of Molly’s mentors. now, you don’t really have to show them your butts (though it has kept the KKK from ever marching in Austin again)–you could just line the streets and slowly eat Chobani really slow and sexy like!

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

  • Nounverb911
  • Panika MCD

    why do I feel like there’s still more shoes to drop?

    and why can’t they fuckin’ donate all these shoes that dropped to some people without shoes?

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      There have been fucktons of shoes set to drop since he got elected, that’s why.

      • Panika MCD

        but think of the people without shoes!

    • Christopher Story

      How dare you suggest the less fortunate should survive on our nation’s largess. What are you, some kind of liberal?

      • Panika MCD

        hey, I identify as “libtarted” and giving people who have feet, but no shoes shoes to put on those feet is part of my vagenda of manocide.

      • vivian

        Why do you think we went to the trouble of inventing bread bags? Next thing you’ll be asking for a Lear jet.

    • A_Changeling
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    The identification of the location was seen as particularly problematic, officials said, because Russia could use that detail to help identify the U.S. ally or intelligence capability involved. Officials said the capability could be useful for other purposes, possibly providing intelligence on Russia’s presence in Syria. Moscow would be keenly interested in identifying that source and perhaps disrupting it.

    Fuck you very much, TrumpPenceZees. Fuck you and your national-security endangering POTUS FFS.

    • ltmcdies

      Story just s keeps getting worse

  • TJ Barke

    Someone burn down this administration already!

    • ltmcdies

      Brits/Canada did some burning in 1812… if you ask real nice

      • BJW

        Then Justin could be president. WIN WIN.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “In order to avoid a reoccurrence of this sort of thing, I have issued an executive order declassifying all information, now and in the future. Problem solved. Swamp drained. Let’s move on.”
    — Donald Trump

    • crisptickle

      This could actually be a good thing.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Not for the operatives on the ground.

    • Doug Langley

      At last! Now we’ll finally know who killed JFK!

    • sj660

      He did it because it was so mean to Hillary, just like Comey!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Jokes on us, it was just Australia’s estimate of New Zealand’s upcoming kiwi harvest.

    • sw19wilson

      TRADING PLACES LIBELS!!!!!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Russia and the United States both regard the Islamic State as an enemy and share limited information about terrorist threats. But the two nations have competing agendas in Syria, where Moscow has deployed military assets and personnel to support President Bashar al-Assad.

    “Russia could identify our sources or techniques,” the senior U.S. official said.

    A former intelligence official who handled high-level intelligence on Russia said that given the clues Trump provided, “I don’t think that it would be that hard [for Russian spy services] to figure this out.”

    Lock him up!

    • boyblue122

      Russia sees innocent Syrian citizens as ISIS, thats why they carpet bombed an entire city

  • Ninja0980

    Never forget, Republicans wanted a SCOTUS seat so bad they were willing to let something like this happen in order to do it.
    Fuck all of them.
    May they go down on the same ship Trump is.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Unamerican douchecanoes, one and all.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I forgot to add that downstairs would like to know why Congress didn’t impeach him today.

    • jesterpunk

      Did you tell them IOKIYAR?

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I actually shrugged.

  • Ωbjectifier

    The officials declined to identify the ally but said it has previously voiced frustration with Washington’s inability to safeguard sensitive information related to Iraq and Syria.

    England.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Or Israel? Or Turkey?

      • Yr. Gma

        That would be one reason Dershowitz is so worked up over this.

    • Panika MCD

      could be Germany.

      or Lebanon.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Or Jordan.

        • Panika MCD

          that’s a definite candidate.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            They’re in the neighborhood. And have every reason to hate ISIS.

          • Panika MCD

            so does Lebanon.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Granted.

    • sw19wilson

      UK is most likely, since Tony War Criminal Bliar got us balls deep in that clusterfuck.

    • cheetojeebus

      The Duchy of Grand Fenwick?

      • Amy!

        If we hear tomorrow that TSA is no longer going to allow us to carry our longbows on flights, internal or international, that’ll be the tipoff.

    • sj660

      Israel.

  • Yr. Gma

    Alan Dershowitz told Greta Van Cespool that this is the worst charge EVER leveled against an American president and must be investigated NOW! Two assholes having a chat on MSNBC. (I was listening on the radio, actually.)

    • mackafritz

      Worse than collusion to rig an election?

      • Yr. Gma

        Yep. He said that in so many words.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      So, I’m guessing he thinks this was bad for Israel?

      • sw19wilson

        Assuming it relates to ISIS then for sure.

      • sj660

        No it’s because he (and I) suspect that Israel is the source.

    • not_vh

      “this is the worst charge EVER leveled against an American president”

      i hope at least this has some legs.

      • wavicles

        Clump would rather you say it’s the biggest charge ever leveled.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Woodward was on CNN this weekend saying that the Trump thing is way worse than Watergate ever was. Watergate was national. Russia is treason. Not in so many words, but that was the implication.

      • Left Coast Tom

        Wow…Woodward AND Dershowitz both making sense on the same day?

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    Next, President McTreasonface will strangle to death an injured war veteran’s infant on live television while Hillary is thrown in prison with no trial for Possession of a Vagina with Intent to Hold Public Office. AMERICA!!!!

    • data_ninja

      When this happens next week, I’ll be coming to you for lottery numbers.

  • memzilla Ω

    Buried in the WaPo story is HOW AND WHY THE LEAK OCCURRED. THE WHITE HOUSE CALLED THE CIA AND THE NSA AND TOLD THEM TO SCRUB THE RECORD OF TRUMP’S MEETING THE RUSSIANS..

    Thomas P. Bossert, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, placed calls to the directors of the CIA and the NSA, the services most directly involved in the intelligence-sharing arrangement with the partner.

    One of Bossert’s subordinates also called for the problematic portion of Trump’s discussion to be stricken from internal memos and for the full transcript to be limited to a small circle of recipients, efforts to prevent sensitive details from being disseminated further or leaked.

    I guarantee you, both agencies saw this, talked with each other at the Director level, and someone picked up the phone and called the WaPo reporter.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      God bless that patriot/those patriots FFS.

    • C4TWOMAN

      “Sure we’ll get right on that, sir!”
      *hangs up*
      “So, which paper do we leak this too?”

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “We tried to burn the meeting minutes, but we had to wait for the pee to dry.

    • Suttree

      Was this not somehow going to end up in TASS? Why then the TASS photographer? Eh, all they have is a 5 day old story about this meeting. And a bunch of horseshit about how the Kremlin isn’t nor has been involved with anything ever. I’m not surprised. i suppose the photographer was a spy also, too.

      • George Kaplan

        It might not have ended up in Tass.

        Putin might have just decided to act on it, quietly, and keep it in his back pocket for use later at an advantageous time for him.

        it’s a blessing that someone in our government leaked this. We the People would have been the only ones in the dark about it, otherwise.

        Then, when our assets get killed or some attack is NOT averted because Trump has burned all trust and credibility from foreign, friendly intelligence agencies, …

        … he would have been able to blame it on Obama.

    • George Kaplan

      Most disturbing about this passage:

      The focus is on keeping the fact of the Trump L̶e̶a̶k̶ Flood hidden among a select few.

      The focus is NOT on limiting the damage he caused.

      The focus is NOT on the fact that this shit happened at the Prexydent’s hands, in the first place.

      The focus is on, “Well, if nobody really knows about it, then maybe it didn’t happen.”

      NO ONE CARES about how embarrassed you are at Your Own Stupidity, Mr. Prexydent.

      WE DO CARE about the damage you’re doing to the nation you vowed to “make great” again.

  • Michael R
    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Did we win? Is this what winning looks like??

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I’m sick of winning.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I thought that winning would involve less death and fiery debacles and more fireworks.

        • C4TWOMAN

          I was sure parades and marching bands would be involved….

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        I’m reminded of SNL on Saturday (was it only Saturday?) when Che as Lester Holt asked if it was all over after getting Trump to admit he fired Comey due to the Russia investigation. Apparently it never ends.

      • Stulexington

        Yes, this is what winning looks like and you’re going to be sick of Russia winning.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    The officials declined to identify the ally but said it has previously voiced frustration with Washington’s inability to safeguard sensitive information related to Iraq and Syria.

    “If that partner learned we’d given this to Russia without their knowledge or asking first, that is a blow to that relationship,” the U.S. official said.

    First he endangers national security via his ban on the Iraqi translators coming to the US (who the fuck is going to help our troops next time now?) and now this shit.

    If I ever encounter a TrumpPenceZee who says we should give him a chance, I won’t be responsible for my actions FFS.

  • Tranny_Surprise

    Time to start hoarding your opiods. It’s going to be the only valid currency by the end of the week.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop dealing opioids.

    • TJ Barke

      Goddamnit, I’m not off the grid yet!

      • C4TWOMAN

        You don’t want to go off grid. Stay close where other humans will be coordinating emergency services. Off the Grid roving bands of armed idiots will be mistaking each other for The Feds and shooting each other….

        • TJ Barke

          Yeah, but I can take potshots at trumpers out there.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Just remember to pack your camo and kevlar!

          • TJ Barke

            Just the first. If it gets to where you need the kevlar, you’re probably fucked anyway.

  • DainBramage

    It’s only Monday. How many more stupid, treasonous acts can Liar Trump perform this week?

    • All of them?

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Oh my god if someone reads this to him he’ll take it as a challenge.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        [*obligatory “hold my beer” comment, although in his situation it’s a Coke, I guess*]

      • C4TWOMAN

        Frankly I think all this stuff is the only reason he’s not melting down over the Spicey SNL skit… too distracted.

    • Greyhame

      Depends, is it something that’ll make all the cool kids who used to work at the Kremlin think he’s a big shot.

    • Left Coast Tom

      If he heads to one of his golf courses now he can have a six day weekend and the rest of us can catch our breath before his next “Monday”.

      • Amy!

        He’s scheduled to leave the country on Friday.

        For his first diplomatic tour: Riyadh, Jerusalem, the Vatican, Brussels, and some town in Sicily (prolly the home of the Corleones or something).

        • Left Coast Tom

          Yes, his staff explained this last week when asked what the hell he does, given the absence of evidence that he does any Presidenting. Apparently it takes him more than a week to pack.

          This week they get to explain how, exactly, divulging highly classified information to the Russians constitutes “Presidenting”.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          Hmmm. We should make sure he doesn’t go anywhere that doesn’t have a reciprocal extradition agreement with the US.

          • Amy!

            Why? I mean, it would obviously be against the rules to wish that he were traveling to somewhere in which slavery of out of shape white male senior citizens is not only legal but a sellers’ market, but why would we want him back if he were to bail?

    • Doug Langley

      Just look at last week.

  • sw19wilson
  • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

    I mean, what’s the over/under on this being some sort of telephone trap by this ally?

    And, honestly, fuck this world when I am hoping that wacked out CT shit is true.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    White House officials defended Trump. “This story is false,” said Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy. “The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced.”

    This disproves the WaPo story because…?

    But officials could not explain why staff members nevertheless felt it necessary to alert the CIA and the NSA.

    >

    Zing!

  • msanthropesmr

    To the brave soul at the NSA CIA FBI or wherever. Thank you for leaking this. Please don’t stop.

    • Yr. Gma

      I’m betting this is the first in a steady stream.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Someone out there has had enough.

        Or possibly knows a threat we don’t and knows this is the only way to stop the trainwrek before WWIII.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “Did somebody say ‘steady stream’?”
        — Donald Trump

        • jaspersdad

          That’s golden…

          • Doug Langley

            Are urine some private joke?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Do not piss off your own spies. A life lesson for us all.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Really. This leak can really only be traced back to a small group of people, so someone out there is a very brave American hero.

  • mackafritz

    So when do the republicans blame the so called leakers for this and call for an investigation?

    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      Dead Breitbarts Home for Orphans of The War on Christmas has already declared such.

  • beingreleased

    I have to tweet this out every once in a while.
    https://twitter.com/beingreleased/status/864279210000568320

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    What will it take to finally get rid of Trump? No, I’m seriously asking. Killing a child, carrying a puppy in a convent, on television? I honestly don’t know at this point.

    • not_vh

      when you know, please let me know too.

    • Michael R
    • Greyhame

      Money laundering for the Russian mafia? Nah, probably not.

    • TJ Barke

      Nothing, the repukes have gone in whole hog on treason, for tax cuts and neutering the public’s ability to wield the government.

      • sw19wilson

        They must have some pretty solid voting machines ready for 2018 then.

        • TJ Barke

          They’ll have their own Stasi at that point.

  • HazooToo
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Communications staff and senior staffers at the White House were literally “hiding in offices,” according to a senior Trump aide, as a gaggle of White House press stormed White House hallways just after the Washington Post story broke on Monday evening.

      “Do not ask me about how this looks, we all know how this looks,” the senior aide told The Daily Beast on Monday evening. Trump administration officials spoke to The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity so as to speak freely. The aide described a scene at the White House as tense and “a morgue,” where senior officials such as Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Stephen Bannon convened to sketch an immediate path forward in handling the aftermath.

      It looks bad because it IS bad, staffers. Good luck spinning out of this shit FFS.

      • Suttree

        It will somehow be Obama and Hillary’s fault. Believe me!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    U.S. officials said that the National Security Council continues to prepare multi-page briefings for Trump to guide him through conversations with foreign leaders, but that he has insisted that the guidance be distilled to a single page of bullet points — and often ignores those.

    “He seems to get in the room or on the phone and just goes with it, and that has big downsides,” the second former official said. “Does he understand what’s classified and what’s not? That’s what worries me.”

    Me too FFS.

    • Stulexington

      Yeah, cause people with actual training in manipulation can just lead him around by the nose.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    “Steve! It worked bigly! Nobody’s talking about Comey any more. But here’s the thing . . .”

  • Shoto

    “First it’s the Emailz!!, then it’s the Benghazi!!, then it’s the Risotto-Yoga!!! Where will it end?!?!?”

    — ZEGS Ryan, Turtle-Boy McConnell, Trey Gowdy, Jason Chaffetz, and a Buncha Other Wingnut Sycophants

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “You know how it is, you’re hanging out with your buds, having a few laughs, choking down a few Trump Steaks, and the next thing you know, somebody mentions that Israel has developed Life Model Decoys and is using them to infiltrate ISIS. It happens, you know?”
    — Donald Trump

    • DainBramage

      I feel like I’m just a digital character in the Framework.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Mac, is that you?

        • DainBramage

          I’m staying here with Hope. Good luck.

    • Begin Anew Day

      Nick Fury WILL kick ass!

  • snark-lurker

    All you need to know: MSNBC is back to regular programing and commercial breaks.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    I hate to shine a ray of sunshine on the darkness, but: I’m pretty sure we’re nowhere near bottom yet. It’s gonna get A LOT worse before it starts to get better. Fun fact! In most states, dialing 211 will get you someone who either is, or can refer you to, a suicide prevention counselor.

    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      Is there one for homicidal rage? Asking for a friend.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Pretty sure that’s (800) 672-3888. Oh, wait – to PREVENT you from acting on it. Well, then the NRA probably isn’t the right number.

        Maybe this guy can help?

    • Yr. Gma

      You are right, Pinks. This is not the end of it. It’s not gonna happen overnight, and we need to appreciate all the little (!) disasters along the way until the big blowup. I keep reminding people that Watergate took years.

    • Shoto

      Whew, that’s a relief! No, wait…

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    “Nobody knew the FBI — did you know this? — that the FBI investigates spies? Until I fired Comey, nobody knew that. Believe me.”

    • boyblue122

      hahaha

  • John Mruzik

    Just a drunk country doctor, but did anything happen while I was hoeing the corn?

    • BosGrl

      Nah, just Drumpf blowing up intel. Nothing important.

  • snark-lurker

    Nothing to see here move along & STFU

  • Shoto

    Robert Baer on-air with Ian Masters right now. When the clip hits the interweb box, I’ll post it up.

  • Yr. Gma

    What makes this so easy to believe is that they said Donnie was offering up all this secret intel in the process of bragging about “his” great intelligence gathering.

    • boyblue122

      True, he probably bragged that he gave intelligence officers instructions on how to go about their mission

    • sw19wilson

      He alone can save you!

    • Michael R

      It’s always chocolate cake or classified info with that nut .

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Any man who would brag about grabbing them by the pussy . . . and so forth.

    • A_Changeling

      Well I’m impressed he remembered / understood anything from his security briefings.

      • Suttree

        It was written on his palm. In large easy to read font.

        • Amy!

          Oh, good! That would have kept it secure unless there were, I dunno, something impossible like a bunch of hostile-nation photographers around!

      • Doug Langley

        I’m amazed he attended a meeting.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Sure, I’m leaving and now there’s something worth investigating.”
    — Not Jason Chaffetz

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Those of you who live in Republican or DINO districts, please take this to heart–your voices matter more than mine does since I’m in a strongly blue area:

    https://twitter.com/BeauWillimon/status/864255013882781701

    • Left Coast Tom

      My Congresscritter’s (Swalwell) been screaming about Trump’s Russia baggage for months now. Be nice to see his voice joined from somewhat more purple areas.

  • Pookabun

    I find it hard to believe that this is the first time this has happened. More likely just the most blatant. Hopefully something useful will come out of it but who knows.

    • MississippiLefty

      It’s the first time it happened since he fired Comey and pissed off a whole bunch of people who are now willing to blow the whistle…

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Look, let’s put this in perspective. Think of all the hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of secrets I blab to the Russians. The FakeNews never gives me credit for anything.”
    –Donald Trump

    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      I only blab the greatest secrets, the yooogest secrets. Its tremendous.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    This is nuts. Why hasn’t this insanely dangerous situation been brought under control? Oh right, Republicans care more about their power grab than the country. Have fun ruling over the smoudering husk that was once the USA, monsters.

    • TJ Barke

      They will. Because they’re monsters.

  • CogitoErgoBibo
    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      Truth

  • Jeff Ackerman

    Trump needs a T shirt that says “Help! I’m talking and can’t shut up!

    • SayItWithWookies

      A roll of duct tape with that on it would be helpful.

      • Doug Langley

        Where’s Red Green when we really need him?

      • Jeff Ackerman

        I live in Anchorage AK, I worked in the Yukon several years ago and stayed at a roadhouse close to the job. The young lady that tended the bar had a problem similar to Trumps. We bought her a T shirt with that on it and made her wear it for one night. We all refused to drink there unless she wore it. Boycott’s work!

  • RobKanC

    Fake News!! Since when did it become illegal for a puppet to tell stuff to his master.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    LOL, Chris Hayes is talking about some interview where Donald said he thinks exercise is bad because everyone has a finite amount of energy.

    Yeah, I’ve done personal training and I can tell you that as usual, Donald is full of shit. Exercise actually increases energy levels…

    …then again, maybe it is better if he does not know that..

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/647795bf56de23864801acf7724ecf8eb104cb0384aee6d937bc3602c8de1000.jpg

    • ManchuCandidate

      That is why Chris Christie is his storehouse.

      • Portia McGonagal

        Because all of President Lard Ass’ friends who exercised were having knee replacements etc. so “grok exercize bad”

        • Amy!

          Also, all of his age-mates who didn’t have debilitating bone-spurs, and who therefore exercised and got healthy, ended up coming home from Vietnam rather the worse for wear.

    • RobKanC

      low energy! weak! sad!

    • Michael R

      Trump is going to die and leave all this hanging ,
      which is better than he deserves .

    • not_vh

      your trademark bitch please memes would be a appropriate in this context.

    • MississippiLefty

      That’s actually a nineteenth-century “scientific” theory, espoused by, among others, the novelist Balzac.

  • boyblue122

    Would be awesome if someone leaked a version of the conversation that redacts the sensitive info so that his base could still openly deny that it happened

  • Picabo
  • Elvis Causticfellow

    Fun fact: at 1:34 this afternoon, the NBC site had a story about how Trump staffers, exhausted after weeks of missteps, were “hoping desperately for a reboot.”

  • Stulexington

    Over a year ago I joined in the chorus of saying “this isn’t funny anymore” when Trump encouraged a rally group to assault a protester.

    I have since realized some parts of this had become funny again.

    This isn’t funny anymore. This is batshit insane scary and should have been ever since the 20th of November. I’ve been using humour to try to cope but I just can’t anymore.

    Without hearing any of the details I can pretty much assume Trump has done more damage to our (and I’m talking Western allies, don’t get your panties in a bunch about me being from Canuckistan) efforts against terrorism than any force on the face of the planet, and he did it because he can’t keep his fucking mouth shut.

    • BosGrl

      Hey – you share a border. You have a right to be as terrified as we are.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        I had hoped to make a test visit to Michigan, to prep for an attempt to visit the g/f in Baltimore. Now I don’t want to go near it because I literally have no idea what will happen next.

        • BosGrl

          Yeah, can’t blame you there, but I hear people from Baltimore are pretty nice. Just skip Michigan!

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            I’m more concerned about the ICE and Customs assholes. I’ve already talked to more than one person who was turned back, or who had computers and phones searched. And with this new stuff who knows how they’ll act? Hell, I’ve seen them stop EVERY car for secondary inspection if a Canadian team beats an American one, and that was back in the 80s.

          • BosGrl

            Oh – I thought you were worried about regular people being assholes. I forgot our whole government is one big asshole now.

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            Americans are, by and large, pretty good people. If we didn’t like you so much we wouldn’t poke gentle fun at you so much.

  • Doug Langley

    Remember last year when I joked I’d like to see Trump President because I was so curious how he would possibly screw things up?

    I TAKE IT ALL BACK!!!!!!!!!!

    • Delu

      Oh I had the same notion, then I told myself, “hoping for something like that isn’t fair to the millions of Americans who would suffer if it ever came to pass. While I’m interested to see what a Trump presidency would be like, better for everybody if such a thing never came about.”

      So I didn’t hope for that and hoped it would not happen instead.

      But then Americans went and elected Trump anyway.

      So now he’s President, I have a clear conscience because I didn’t hope he would be President, and hoped he would NOT be President yet he became President anyway.

      So to make the best out of the current situation….

      *sits back, sips tea and observes carefully.

      • Doug Langley

        Technically, we didn’t elect him. But point taken.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      My daughter is still pissed that I voted for GW for a second term. Because I didn’t want the fallout from his fuckups to land on the Dems. Who would have guessed it would have been massive blowback. But nothing like this.

  • OrG

    What a DUMBASS.That is all.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Sums it up nicely.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Dumb and big too. A big ass, full of dumb.

    • not_vh

      nope. not dumb. wile, vain, unscrupulous.

  • Portia McGonagal

    So our allies ( do we still have any) will now never share anything w/ us because Yappy Flapdoodle can’t keep his trap shut.

  • wavicles

    Welp, if the Intelligence Community had any holdouts from last week this should clinch it. Proceed, Agents…

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Jesus Christ, every damn time I open my browser it’s more stupid chaotic shit from this moron. Just once I’d like to be able to log on and not find out that the boy king has fucked something else up…

    • Parakeetist

      Every day, when I get up, I worry about what shit he’s going to do today.

  • ManchuCandidate

    The irony of a fat stupid arrogant man baby traitor who is in bed with the Russians shrieking endless about a Kenyan/Soviet “Born” Islamic Communist Anti-imperialist Atheist Nazi Sleeper Agent Traitor Community Organizer whose main offense it seems is that he is a) black b) a Demoncrap and c) tried to give poor US Amercians more affordable healthcare.

    And the motherfucking increasingly scared and desperate GOPers and the know nothing idiot racists bought it up.

    Make America Great Derp Again.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “The question is, ‘what did the President blab and when did he blab it?'”

  • not_vh

    so this guy is willing to sell people on the frontline. all for a bragging rights. remember we have americans in isis dominated lands.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Saying he would “sell people to the frontline” may be the most perfect typo I’ve ever seen. Bravo! BRAVO!!!

  • MississippiLefty

    Oh, for heaven’s sake. I was just starting to get a handle on losing my Trump weight and now I’m stress-eating my kids’ leftover Easter candy and goldfish crackers. There is also wine.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      I’m not sure about the rest, but wine is never wrong.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      I carbed out over Mother’s Day, but am now eying all the leftover baked goods for stress reduction.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      I am fighting like hell not to regain mine. Might get a Krav Maga video to help. Partly because cross training is a good idea, and partly so I can fight back if any trolls show up at the numerous demonstrations I expect to be attending in the face of this fucking story!

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Lucky you. I’m on a bland diet right now and I have to do this with no comfort food.

    • PersianOregano

      Glad to know that I’m not the only one with several anxiety pounds to lose. I can’t wean myself off the chocolate and wine until the fucker is GONE but I have switched to Tito’s vodka because I’m a patriot damn it!

      • Ill-Advised

        You and me both. Dang life coach keeps telling me not to buffer, and all I can think of is tossing the cookies I just ate.

        • PersianOregano

          My last physical was in late October and I’m dreading trying to explain myself to my Doctor. Life was so much simpler back then.

    • Meccalopolis

      Feast!

    • Bozilingus

      There is leftover Easter candy?

      Slacker.

    • Parakeetist

      I had onion crackers.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Some old white ass-faced man did a shouty right at Anderson Cooper about Hillary had TEN THOUSANDS OF E-MAILS and this was just one small mistake by Trump..

    Seriously!

    • Delu

      Because you know, cognitive dissonance.

      Never mind that there’s no proof on those “ten thousand emails” and every proof that Trump revealed classified information.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      SMALL MISTAKE??? DAFUQ?

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    3AM tweetstorm should be pretty sweet!

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      He’s been lazy for the past few months. Expect 6:30-7 a.m. at the earliest.

      • data_ninja

        I’m just happy this story broke on a Monday, and not close to the weekend where he could slink away to a golf game and hope everyone forgets about it when he comes back.

        • Lori

          He doesn’t have to use golf as a distraction. He’ll do some other horrible thing by Wednesday at the latest and this horrible thing will get buried. That’s how things work now.

          • data_ninja

            War with North Korea? War with North Korea.

          • Lori

            Please let it not be war with North Korea.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Constipation is a bitch.

  • SayItWithWookies

    So now we won’t get any more intel from Israel — it’s Israel, right? I’m guessing it’s Israel. Anyway, remember how horrible it would’ve been if we’d elected an enemy of Israel like Hillary, who would tell Netanyahu to back off with the settlements and the bombing of innocent civilians in Gaza? We’ll be waiting right here if any of those right-wing asswipes wants to eat their humble pie on live tv.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I’ve made a huge mistake.”
      GOB BluthBenjamin Netanyahu

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Humble Pie? Steve Marriott libelz!

    • Ninja0980

      They wanted Trump, they got him.
      I won’t bad for any of them now that it’s blown up in their faces.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      It’s one thing to fuck with the CIA or the FBI, but Mossad? You really don’t want to fuck with Mossad. They have Eyes, know Krav Magra and are some bad ass motherfuckers.

    • actually it could be a variety of countries. could be egypt, could be turkey, the emerites, the saudis, could be a non state ally on the ground.

      • SayItWithWookies

        I was thinking maybe the Kurds too, but Israel stands out for having the most intelligence, so I went with them. I guess we should ask Ambassador Kislyak if we want to know for sure.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Being President, Fixing Healthcare, Keeping My Stupid Mouth Shut. All harder than I expected.”
    — Donald Trump

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
  • AJ Milne

    ‘Sir? Are you, um, beating puppies to death with a lead pipe…

    ‘…whilst naked except for your sandals?’

    ‘Yes. But Hillary’s emails!’

    • therblig

      the EPA has ruled that lead is now a vitamin.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    From that DailyBeast article everybody’s talking about. Here’s the defense offered by one anon source:

    “The fact that the president shared classified information with a foreign
    government official, in and of itself, is classified,” the former
    official added. “So whoever was trying to burn him for thinking he’s
    doing something wrong actually is the only one that committed a crime
    here.”

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I’m astonished that his staff could be so meta

    • SayItWithWookies

      Lordy — that’s gonna fly like a lead grouper.

    • boyblue122

      Hes was sharing classified info from an ally who didnt give us permission to share it

    • jesterpunk

      Ahh we have the Doctor/ Lawyer/ Constitutional expert/ IT security expert returning. It amazing they even have time to comment online, you would think they would be busy with all the work they have.

    • Left Coast Tom

      …yeah…send Spicer out with that tomorrow, that’ll work.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Oh that would be entertaining, but I don’t thing either they are that dumb.
        *Proven wrong in 3…2…*

    • C4TWOMAN

      Under the lead:

      дерьмо!

      Such language…

  • fawkedifiknow

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    • Delu

      When you vote for Trump, you also vote to not have nice things.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Where’s Andy Jackson when you need him?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    wavicles • 5 minutes ago
    Welp, if the Intelligence Community had any holdouts from last week this should clinch it. Proceed, Agents…

    PEE HOOKER VIDEOS OR GTFO! That is all.

    • snark-lurker

      they either have goose eggs or are part of it or scared shittless

  • boyblue122

    “and in that moment, he truly became presidential”

    Some news media talking head somewhere

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Being careful not to say, president of which country.

  • Bebecca

    So let’s see, do we believe WAPO and the N Y Times or the guy who lies every time he opens his mouth?

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      I feel like this is a trick question.

      • Bebecca

        Well it is rhetorical for us liberals…

    • C4TWOMAN

      Oh I hate these tricky brains teasers…what was the question again?

  • jesterpunk
  • Vincent Ricola

    Where are Ivanka and Jared during all of these Comey/Russian treason events? Weren’t they the ones that were supposed to stop this type of thing from happening?

    • not_vh

      you ask vulgar kweshuns vincent ricola.

    • Doug Langley

      Now be fair. They’re busy combing the lengths and breaths of their apartment to find the next FBI director.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Have they interviewed the doorman yet?

        • Doug Langley

          Hmm . . . I hear they do need a new Chief Usher . . .

      • Roni Raven

        Fuck, Jared IS the next FBI director.
        Or is that what you meant, I am flipping out.

    • Joe Beese
      • theCryptofishist

        Semaphore or Morse?

  • jesterpunk
  • Latverian Diplomat

    Look it’s not my fault. The Russians were teasing me about my “secret plan to defeat ISIS” and “where’s the secret plan, tough guy” and I just cracked. I said “you want a secret plan to defeat ISIS, here’s [someone else’s] secret plan to defeat ISIS.”
    — Donald Trump

    • theCryptofishist

      I had something similar. Other thread, different angle.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Rachel: “Things are getting unsubtle.”

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo91pxPOa61qakh43o1_500.gif

  • SayItWithWookies

    Can we exile him to Siberia? Please? It would be completely fitting.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    See and now I’m really hating Trump. I want to watch Lucifer and escape all this crap, but Rachel is going to be amazing. Damn that stoopid man.

    • snark-lurker

      nope, not a sqweek on TRMS

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        I know. Seychelles info? I thought we’d covered this already. Get to the good stuff, Rachel!

        • snark-lurker

          IMHO MSNBC has axed…oh waight

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            Yup! Rachel always spins a really long yarn before going in for the kill. Kind of wish she’d get there faster on occasion.

          • snark-lurker

            still hanging on to her here

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            Same.

    • we’re getting chinese bbq and watching american gods.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Why not both? Set DVR or find torrents….

  • Latverian Diplomat

    So, stock market down tomorrow, I’m guessing?

    • Jgb979

      At this point I hope that fucker crashes.

      Anything to end this as fast as possible

    • data_ninja

      If it is, that’d be the only leverage pushing the republicans to take action.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Mr. Ryan, Wall Street on lines one through thirty.

    • not_vh

      its the stock market you are talking about. admin beat expectations of ineptitude. will boost investor confidence to an all time high.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Futures are up somewhat. It may take some time for the seriousness of the situation to get through to the giddy heads on Wall Street who were under the impression that Donald would be good for them for some reason.

    • Red Bird Ω

      No. Trading is done by machines now. They don’t care if our leader is stupid.

    • btwbfdimho

      I doubt it, expectations of capital-gain tax cuts keep stocks up.

    • CripesAmighty

      So long a he has enough functioning digits to sign Grover Norquists tax cuts for the rich, it’ll keep on bubbling.

  • snark-lurker

    MSNBS—trumps loose lips last week…bury it (see TRMS)

  • Begin Anew Day

    Yo Reactionary Cave People!

    I just gotta laugh at you right now.

    You knew he was scum. You elected him anyway.

    ALL OF THIS IS ON YOU,YOU, YOU.

    Next time would you just TRY not to get suckered by a third rate used car salesman.

    BTW-FUCKYOU ALL AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON.

    • TJ Barke

      Cave people libel!

      • theCryptofishist

        You work for that Auel woman, don’t you?

  • Juan de Fuca

    Jeffery Lord is on CNN stuttering and openly reading from a prepared script with Anderson Cooper as I’m drinking a Ballast Point Grapefruit IPA that I’m calling a cold bottle of schadenfreude goodness because of the bitter/sweet taste. It’s awesome.

  • anon_the_great

    In the words Mr. Brezinski

    Oh sweet Jesus!

  • Johnatx

    So, we’re pretty much doomed, right?

    • jowgajen

      Nothing has changed, so yeah we are doomed.

    • TJ Barke

      You know it.

    • not_vh

      yup.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Maybe you are. I’m counting on my ass getting raptured.

      • Dudleydidwrong

        Is there a difference between “raptured” and “ruptured?” I’m weak on today’s theology.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω
      • CogitoErgoBibo

        Boning can be fun! This…is not fun.

        • disqus_rtodtp4unH

          Boning should be fun! Agree totally on your second point.

      • Natalie

        I am stealing this, sadly I am sure I will get many uses out of it.

    • data_ninja

      I think part of the plan for the republicans is to do nothing, in hopes that we will become fatigued, apathetic and hopeless. Then, they will determine when to cut him loose on their terms, rather than ours.

      But he will be sent away, make no mistake.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Sent away == have sudden heart attack, no autopsy required, thanks.

        • Suttree

          Do you think Turnip had a mug of water on his desk when the Russians were there?

          • Latverian Diplomat

            That’s not water…?

      • C4TWOMAN

        I don’t think they can afford to do nothing. What happens if members are removed, arrested for treason? If it changes the numbers enough the Dems get a majority they’re doomed. Anyone with brains wants to get in front of this and ensure the replacment of vulnerable members by party loyalists.

        All that said, I doubt anyone in the Senate/House who is not in the Trump inner circles has enough information to maneuver effectively like this. The best they can do is save themselves.

        • data_ninja

          I think that they don’t plan for the long term, except for when it comes to tax breaks. Letting all the pollution happen by rolling back EPA regulations is just one sign of that mentality. Also, I can see them watching their friends get arrested when they are just as guilty of the same crimes. They’ll cover their own asses and sell their own mothers if they can stay out of jail. It’s the hunger games, but instead of a pile of weapons in the middle, it’s lies, shitty alibis, and plea bargains. With the occasional leaving the country.

      • House0fTheBlueLights
  • UncleTravelingMatt

    The only insecurity I care about is economic.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Aaaaaaaaaaand, Rachel’s on. This oughta be good.

  • capnkrunch

    Part of me wonders when we should be breaking out the actual guillotines. The more rational part remembers that those operating the guillotines inevitably end up on them.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I resemble that remark.”
      — Robespierre

    • C4TWOMAN

      Robot Guillotines?

    • theCryptofishist

      Firing Squad or GTFO!

  • Jennifer R
    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Keep on leakin’ in the Free World!”
      — New Trump Rally Song

      • Suttree

        Neil would probably allow that.

        • HogeyeGrex

          If you asked him, he’d probably record it.

          • Suttree

            Probably. Neil is cool like that!

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Just not in mp3 format, goddam it! :)

    • Guesty_McGuest

      The Russians are very familiar with Trump’s leaks.

  • BloviateMe
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Part of me wants him to stay in office and suffer a little more and them be impeached, but at this point I don’t think the nation–or the world–can take any chances on waiting for that:

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson
      • TJ Barke

        No shit, Sherlock.

        • data_ninja

          IKR? Are the talking heads finally going to agree he needs to go away by using “Resign”, rather than what the rest of the world agrees should be “Impeach”? Sure, a resignation is faster (and in some ways cleaner) but I don’t trust the next fuckstick in line not to pardon assholes that clearly broke the fucking law. Grrr.

      • HogeyeGrex

        “Delete your administration.”

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I get that. But I haven’t finished my shelter yet.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      The only thing that will make Trump suffer is if he has to admit that he failed.

      • Suttree

        He has failed so many times, I doubt it bothers him. For everyone else in the world to say that he failed, would actually hurt him.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Perhaps, but I don’t think he’s ever admitted to himself he failed. Always someone else to blame.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        He. Will. Never. Admit. That.

      • HogeyeGrex

        I’d settle for giving him life in supermax.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      What makes you think he’s suffering? He has his eyes on the prize – looting the Treasury. He has no idea how serious this stuff really is, he doesn’t care how damaging this is to the nation. He just thinks the outrage is an annoyance.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Nobody is going to impeach him for the next twenty months or so. They’ll never do it. They’ll ride this shitslide all the way down. It’s going to be the disaster we all knew it would be. With any luck, it will also be the end of the Republican party as we know it. Because, damn, if there is anything that seriously needs ending, that’s it.
      It needs to never be forgotten who each and every one of the sonsuvbitches that have been enabling this guy are. Every Republican Congresscritter needs to be tarred with the orange turds they’ve been wallowing in.
      Pence needs go first. Then 45*. I can deal with a placeholder Pres. Pelosi until we find someone to take the gig in 2020.
      Rebuilding this country after these fuckwhistles are done “making it great” is going to be a herculean task.

  • Delu

    In a cynical world of sarc:

    Uncle Sam: “We need a new President. Put up a sign outside the whitehouse saying we need a man of REASON in that position.”

    Outside the whitehouse, a sign is put up saying:

    “Wanted, a man of TREASON for the open position of President of America.”

    Trump gets elected.

  • Ilgattomorte

    Okay. What is it going to take to impeach this guy? Modern history shows us.

    Somebody has to has to blow this guy! It’s the only way. Somebody has to take one for the team. I would do it myself, but I’m not a … whadda ya call it … a woman, and I’m certainly not a “ten”. Hell, I’m a male six on my best day.

    Now, I know it won’t be easy and I know whoever does this may not come out alive. But, it has to be done. And, whoever you are, know that you will be remembered. You will be a national hero. And, you will always have the thanks and respect of a grateful nation.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I’m pretty sure the Republicans and his base are fine with him getting blown. As a matter of fact I’m sure they’re fine that he lustily looks at his daughter.

    • Suttree

      We have a lot of spots for monuments opening up.

    • Johnatx

      I’ll chip in to buy a blue dress

    • Maree Martin

      Getting blown is only not allowed if you are a Democrat President. Getting blown as a Republican is perfectly acceptable, especially if it’s another man, and you tearfully apologize to God and your family shortly after you get caught at it.

      • hammstring

        Apologize so bigly that your makeup runs

    • boyblue122

      He needs to yell black lives matter and raise a fist in the air at one of his rallies to get impeached

      • kareemachan

        Huh. I was going to suggest somebody slip him some LSD, but do you think we could tell the difference? Honestly?

    • jesterpunk

      It wont work with Trump though, he bragged about grabbing women by the pussy and it only increased his support with the GOP.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I’m just staying off Fifth Avenue myself.

    • HazooToo

      If we were to rip off his human suit and expose him as a giant tartigrade, the GOP would insist that it is not illegal for an American-born Water Bear to be the President of the United States.

      • disqus_rtodtp4unH

        It is almost enough to make me consider Alex Looney-Tunes Jones’s lizard people theory. With the same result as above.

  • I wish the other living American presidents would do an intervention.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Where is TV Funhouse when you need it.

    • bookish

      Bamz tried, with Flynn. Trump treated it as a joke.

    • HogeyeGrex

      At this point, It’d be tough to decide how I’d feel about the CIA doing an intervention.

      *20 yrs younger Grex’s brain explodes*

  • MynameisBlarney

    So…watching Cowboys vs Dinosaurs did fuck all to make anything better.

    Very disappointing.

    • Parakeetist

      Hug

      • MynameisBlarney

        It was good and cheesy though.
        I give it 3.5 Cheddars.

        • theCryptofishist

          I like your ratings system. I rate by Red Leicesters.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Your ratings system is superior to my ratings system.

          • kareemachan

            I would rate (if I had thought of it) by Humboldt Fogs.

      • MynameisBlarney

        There was this one scene, where a woman was shooting a pump action shotgun like it was a semi.

        And another where a guy was shooting a SAW and the belt wasn’t feeding.

        There’s so much more wrong with that film, yet I still enjoyed it.

        Also, too; Eric Roberts was in it.
        He died heroically.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I’m holding out for Cave Men vs. Astronauts.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Yeah…I’d watch that.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Spike: It’s bollocks, Angel! It’s your brand of bollocks from first to last.
          Angel: No, you can’t ever see the big picture. You can’t see any picture!
          Spike: I am talking about something primal. Right? Savagery. Brutal animal instinct.
          Angel: And that wins out every time with you. You know, the human race has evolved, Spike!
          Spike: Oh, into a bunch of namby-pamby, self-analyzing wankers who could never hope to…
          Angel: We’re bigger. We’re smarter. Plus, there’s a thing called teamwork, not to mention the superstitious terror of your pure aggressors!
          Spike: You just want it to be the way you want it to be.
          Angel: It’s not about what I want!
          Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Sorry. Is this something we should all be discussing?
          Angel: No.
          Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: It just sounds a little serious.
          Angel: It was mostly… theoretical. We…
          Spike: We were just working out a – Look, if cavemen and astronauts got into a fight, who would win?
          Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Ah. You’ve been yelling at each other for 40 minutes about this.
          [pause]
          Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Do the astronauts have weapons?
          Spike, Angel: No.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Like many things, Spike was dead right on this one.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Well, I think that as in many things, Wesley put his finger on the crucial issue. :-)

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      Dinosaurs on a spaceship!

      • MynameisBlarney

        I”m sick and tired of these motherfucking raptors on this motherfucking spaceship!

    • kareemachan

      I watched ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, just was told about a village in Italy that will give you $2000 and pay only $50/month rent to live there, AND was told a while back about a town that has a free wine fountain, open 24/7.

      I think somebody is trying to tell me something…

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb0b2d4b94b28c89dfeb6c8742b97f85a910bc10dd07a4a88a84644ab75e4d74.jpg

  • beatbort

    My guess is that Trump is going to defect to Russia during his trip overseas.

    • beatbort

      P.S. If they’ll have him.

    • Michael R

      Take Pence too .

    • Bebecca

      Good

    • jesterpunk

      He can take the entire GOP and the Nazi’s with him.

    • theCryptofishist

      Snowden can show him around.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Isn’t he still living in the airport?

        • theCryptofishist

          Why should Donnie get a better apartment? Ooooh! Collective Apartment in the House on the Embankment! I smell wacky sitcom.
          (Even I have to admit that was totally tasteless.)

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Real World Moscow. See, I can play this game too.

  • Red Bird Ω

    Yes, that middle of June prediction is looking more likely than ever.

  • boyblue122

    Yeah but Obama wore a tan suit that one time…so…both sides do it

    • Bebecca

      And he didn’t have on a flag pin

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Obvious question: No Jared? I guess all the yelling is because Daddy isn’t there to discipline them.

    • Greyhame

      Expect them to take drastic measures to find & punish leakers, which is only going to make it worse.

      • BoatOfVelociraptors

        If you thought they were paranoid and leak prone before, with the sword of the 25th amendment dangling overhead…

  • Count Awesome

    I’m certain Trump popped a tic-tac before he pulled the reach around and whispered it on Lavrov’s ear.

  • gullywompr

    How quaint your Rules For Commenting Radicals seem at this point.

    • bookish

      Hot boiling votes, I always say.

  • Michael R
    • Pinkham’s Law

      Cornelius libelz!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Do you really want to listen to a person who exposes national security secrets to our enemies, MSNBC?

    https://twitter.com/kenvogel/status/864110245274148864

  • BMW

    They were saying Mrs. Clinton was a criminal and unfit to be president for having classified info on her server, but they’re now using her as a defense that it is ok to give classified information to a hostile foreign power? In order for that reasoning to make sense, they’d have to (1) have been ok with what Clinton did, and (2) not see any difference between storing classified data in an unauthorized digital location and giving it out freely.
    It’s as if they don’t even understand their own argument.

    • theCryptofishist

      There argument is, and always has been, IOIYAAR.

    • It is just how Obama was the worst there ever was, but Trump is just doing what Obama did.

      • BMW

        #thanksobama

    • Suttree

      It’s easy to baffle republicans with bullshit.

    • Sophia

      They don’t

    • puredog

      You are using that logic shit again, aren’t you? Well, hell, that’s your problem.

  • BosGrl

    I am so stressed out by all this that I am eating frozen mac and cheese mixed with tater tots that I cooked in a waffle iron.

    • That sounds amazing.

      • BosGrl

        It was actually pretty tasty… in a Taco Bell sort of way.

    • bookish

      Corn nuts and grapefruit juice, followed by (frozen) chocolate chips.

      • Parakeetist

        Makes a good breakfast too.

    • Greyhame

      That’s just crazy enough to work!

    • snark-lurker

      i’m sure that’ll help

    • theCryptofishist

      You must give me your recipe.

    • C4TWOMAN

      It’s definitely an egg and chili-cheese-chutney-sandwich kinda day….

      • Chris

        Now I’m depressed that I went reasonable and relatively healthy (or at least balanced).
        At least I have an excuse, I’m working on a book about cheap cooking where you don’t feel like a deprived martyr. My target for my area is $125 a month and that includes my two cats, a homeless cat and the occasional raccoon/possum.

    • snark-lurker

      i donut usually eat donuts after dark but…

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      That sounds awesome.

    • kareemachan

      This has me speechless. Well, drumpster does too, but this is in a much better speechless kind of way.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      A woman after my own heart! Tater-tots work in everything!

    • Sophia

      Desperate times call for desperate measures but I have to say that sound awesome. I don’t have a waffle iron. Think it would work in a frying pan?

      • BosGrl

        Sure! I used the waffle iron because I was too hungry to wait for the oven. Just fry up the tots, mush them up, then mix in the m&c :D

    • Chris

      That is as inventive as crap and I makes me wonder if a waffle iron is maybe something I should get.

      • BosGrl

        Also – you can make cake batter waffles.

        • Chris

          Wooo…

  • VirginiaLady

    I’m getting sick of popcorn. Make it stop!,

    • snark-lurker

      mee too yet here we go again

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Try new flavors. Cheddar. Caramel. You can push through! Because it’s not stopping any time soon. Unfortunately.

    • Greyhame
  • Nounverb911

    Three guesses and the first two don’t count.
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/864285518644879361

    • TJ Barke

      THE LEAKS AREN’T WHAT GODDAMNED MATTER!

    • boyblue122

      “Sure Trump shot someone on Fifth Avenue unprovoked but we need to dig into their criminal history first to see if they deserved it”

      “Hmmm…lets see…they smoked weed once so I guess that justifies Trump’s actions”

      -Fox News…sometime in early 2018, probably

    • jesterpunk

      Remember when Faux and the GOP said the source doesnt matter its the content that matters during the election when it came to wikileaks?

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0cb5b5cd2cbf511f906efe6d2bd3f8196151eb2fce91f14d19f7d2a83ef2ba4f.jpg

    • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

      Assholes, it’s not “how it got out.” For one thing, that’s a fucking admission. That the prez did a bad bad bad thing, bigly.
      Assholes!

  • Picabo
  • Electric Ukulele Land

    It’s almost like Trump did something to make the intelligence community mad at him.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Remember what happened the last time a sitting president pissed off the IC.

      Not sayin’…

      Just sayin’…

  • Nounverb911

    And if you are a true American, you don;t watch Fox.
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/864289022759370752

    • TJ Barke

      Loyal to who, you little goose-stepper? The president? Or America?

      • Meccalopolis

        Exactly

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “Executive Order — Loyalty Oaths — To Me — Mandatory. Draw it up, Jeff. And make sure Gorsuch knows it’s in the pipeline.”
        — Donald Trump

    • Vincent Ricola

      I thought he got fired for being a disgusting pig? Or am I confusing him with one of the other disgusting fox pigs?

      • Parakeetist

        Entirely possible.

      • CripesAmighty

        Worse. He is a disgusting pig. He was, however, promoted when the last disgusting pig got canned.

    • Michael R

      I’ve posted this 100 times but here it is again
      ( actually can someone tweet it to that idiot ? )

      https://s27.postimg.org/i9os5lh8z/theodore_roosevelt_stand_by_country_pic.jpg

      • theCryptofishist

        “TL; DR” Republicans everywhere.

    • data_ninja

      This is coming from the same place where the head guy Ailes was a leacherous perv who was creeping on women? That’s pretty fucking rich.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Asshole, their superior is the one who did the wrong thing! How hard is that to understand? Only an idiot…

      …oh, I see the problem. Never mind!

    • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

      Fuck. These. Fucking. People.

      • notaten

        My daily mantra, lately.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      America is not a fucking church, you dumb shit.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Wellll…..it could be like the Catholic Church and altar boys…

    • Left Coast Tom

      OK…I see some traitor committing treason, and I’m a federal employee, so…I report this treason to the traitor?

      • theCryptofishist

        Bring them a bullet for their gun, and some towels for mop up.

    • disloyal to…whom? They are literally saying people should be loyal only to a politician.
      Didn’t they call us all brainwashed slugs drinking the koolaide who worshipped our leaders? What the actual fuck

    • HogeyeGrex

      No, you ridiculous fucking muppet. If you’re a loyal person, you do whatever you can to take down a treasonous administration. If you’re a cringing toady, you take it to your superior.
      I see why you seem to not understand the difference.

      • SeeTrain65

        You should see his shoes. He thought he was buying Shinola.

        BTW: He also thinks Shinola is a hair tonic, obvs.

    • Mavenmaven

      Yes, because the US government is exactly like the Mob.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Rachel: “Hyperbole is dead.”

    Marry me, Rachel.

    • Vincent Ricola

      That was beautiful.

  • Joe Beese
    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Obama did it first.

    • Ricky Gay

      Also, the Clenis-when appropriate.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Naw, FAUX has gone beyond that these days. Now, there is no bad news about donald allowed at all… It doesn’t happen on FAUX…

  • boredcatlady

    Fuckity fuck fuck.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Eloquent. Also has the benefit of being true.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • HogeyeGrex

      Everybody. Knew. what a shitshow this was going to be. And yet, here we are.

  • Joe Beese
    • MynameisBlarney

      Jesus fucking Christ.

    • TJ Barke

      And it probably wasn’t a quick death…

      • Considering Isis MO thus far, he is not dead yet, but they will youtube it later.
        God, Goddess, cosmos, whatever, protect that person. Not even kidding a little.

        • kareemachan

          Seconded.

  • Count Awesome

    It isn’t actually revealing classified information if Lavrov guesses it correctly during a game of “Pictionary”.

  • Al Swearengen

    Meanwhile on Fox News “The Five”, they’re talking about how Democrats love cop-killers. Not even the crawl mentions Trump’s leaking.

    Now they’re on to Bin Laden’s son “Maybe taking over Al Qaeda”. It’s a different universe.

    • TJ Barke

      Fucking scumsuckers.

      • Al Swearengen

        Their never-ending lies of omission.

        • Count Awesome

          It’s kind of like it is only cheating… if you get caught.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      “Yooooooou hooooo! Look over here! NOT OVER THERE! Watch us dance! It’s so much fun. Waaaaay more fun.”

    • Wild Cat

      Your rival died last night.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        ???

      • Al Swearengen

        “American Gods”, I’m assuming? I haven’t started watching it yet.

        • Wild Cat

          Powers Booth. He had a better joint than you did, plus Rickey Jay.

          • Al Swearengen

            That sucks. Right as they’re maybe getting the “Deadwood” movie going.

          • Wild Cat

            Yeah, only 68. I’m glad there’s no movie, I hope—you can’t go home again.
            I heard he was a great guy from an ex-roomie.

          • disqus_rtodtp4unH

            I’ve been waiting forever for that. I loved deadwood, one of the best series ever.

  • Poly_Ester

    No wonder the Russians were laughing!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Our friend Bashar al-Assad will also find this amusing!”

  • Count Awesome

    This must be more fake news based on Trump providing the Russians with “alternate facts”

  • RobespierreHoo

    The Mossad has NO sense of humor.

    • Joe Beese

      “Krav Maga” doesn’t translate as “hugs and tickles”.

    • Wild Cat

      They were sucking off the GOP for ages. Dissing Obama. They’re going to get what they deserve for helping to install their neo-nazi.

  • Picabo
  • Joe Beese
    • Count Awesome

      More like the “Derp State” struck again, again .

      • boyblue122

        Derp state…population of 1

    • TJ Barke

      Those guys sure have their priorities straight…

    • Michael R

      That rush to protect ” mommy ”

      ” We love America just as much as they do. But in a different way. You see, they love America like a 4-year-old loves his mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a 4-year-old, everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world.

      That’s why we liberals want America to do the right thing. We know America is the hope of the world, and we love it and want it to do well. ”

      Al Franken … Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2004).

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Hmm. I’m noticing a distinct lack of denial of truth of the underlying story, there.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Tribe over country. Every. Time.

      Fuck these people.

      Dammit! I was promised FEMA camps!

      • Husband Of Mrs God

        Where tornado refugees are reeducated?

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Such totally fluent pathological liars.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Can’t wait for their response to kicking Bannon loose. (Should it happen, god be praised.) Will be a real doozy.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • MynameisBlarney

    On a positive note.
    The lady that works for the newspaper we’re putting an ad in was even moar flirtier today.
    I think I may risk rejection and ask her if she wants to see me in a non work related environment.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Take the risk! It could be awesome. Even if it goes badly, you can leave it all behind and forget about it. I see it as a win-win.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I haven’t dated for years, because I’ve been exceptionally bad at it.

        I’m thinkin’ I’m ready to fail again, lol.

        • CogitoErgoBibo

          Failing is a badge of honor! Fail spectacularly. With style. It’ll be a great story. OR, you succeed. Again, win-win!

          • MynameisBlarney

            She’s not the type I’d normally pursue, but she’s really nice and her voice just absolutely makes the hair on the back of neck stand up…in the good kinda way.
            And she’s absolutely fuckin adorable too.
            And around my age too.

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            Definitely worth the risk. We always take it as a compliment if someone hits on us in a polite way. And what if it goes well? You’ll never know unless you try. Take the risk. It’s really worth it.

        • I sucked at dating myself. Not because I was afraid of risk but because I could not imagine what the deal was about.
          However, once I did finally step out of my shell, I found someone that 19 years later I am still with.
          Go fer it, could end up something great. Might not, might go no where, might just be fun for a time, but it could. Pros outweigh the cons.

          • MynameisBlarney

            I’m just tired of being on this self imposed exile from the world of dating.

            I think it’s time to come back in from the cold, so to speak.

    • puredog

      Pix or gtfo!

      • MynameisBlarney

        I’d only ever do that if she was cool with it.

  • CogitoErgoBibo
    • C4TWOMAN

      I shouldn’t be surprised anymore. But…what?

    • Joe Beese
    • Once again you ignoble shitgibbon, it is NOT THE LEAKING THAT IS THE PROBLEM. IT IS YOUR CRIMES YOU ARE COMMITTING

      • TJ Barke

        Why won’t they stop exposing our crimes!? It’s not FAIR!

    • Vincent Ricola

      That would make Obama the greatest, most brilliant, most patriotic, President of the United States to have ever existed in our history and I hope Donald is correct.

    • TJ Barke

      How incompetent can they be if they haven’t managed to purge all the Obama leftovers?

      • Lori

        How incompetent can they be? All the incompetent, Katie.

    • Kyu

      I doubt the veracity of this twitter account … and yet I can’t say this would be out of character. I really can’t. The man is a paranoid lunatic.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Not that I mind. Whatever it takes.

  • Jenny

    Oh what is that? Our president is giving state secrets to our adversaries? That’s fine. Totally fine. He’s the president you know. It isn’t illegal when he does it. Oh look Hillary Clinton’s emails again.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • HogeyeGrex

      Mossad isn’t known for being forgiving.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Oh God–PLEASE, Mossad, please leak what you’ve got on Donald NOW!

    • Thiazin Red

      If there was ever a group you didn’t want mad at you…

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Said this to HogeyeGrex, but:

        Oh God–PLEASE, Mossad, please leak what you’ve got on Donald NOW!

        • vivian

          They often favor a more direct approach…

    • MynameisBlarney

      Oh, I’m suuuure they’ll let this one slide.

      *eyeroll*

      • OrG

        Mossad always forgives and forgets. No prob.

    • jesterpunk

      You know what I hope its Mossad he burned, there are other rumors it was someone who infiltrated ISIS and was passing info to the US and other countries.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Aaahh.. you don’t burn Mossad and get away unsinged.
      How much longer until this breaks up and sinks?

      • Meccalopolis

        Well mossad has probably got whatever Russia has on him

    • artem1s

      So he’s got the IC, FBI, and Mossad pissed at him and probably Putin too after the Comey and Flynn firings. Putin can’t be happy over losing Flynn inside the WH. Been NOT nice to know ya, dude.
      I actually spent the weekend wondering how long Doofus was going to last after the Russians invaded the Oval Office. Has he started showing signs of Ricin or Polonium poisoning yet?

      • boyblue122

        Putin has thrown the country into disarray by helping Trump get elected. Allies are losing patience with us. No way Putin would do anything to his puppet

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Yes, that’s what I heard too. And that the agent of theirs who’d successfully infiltrated ISIS, and had given them the info, was then killed by ISIS. We can’t have this man be our president any more. MOSSAD< SAVE US!

  • DainBramage

    “No puppet. No puppet. I’m Putin’s lover.”
    –DJT

  • Picabo

    Paging Malcolm Nance.

  • Wild Cat

    Fuck this stupid ‘great country’ Volkswagen Atlas ad. Cremate it.

  • Joe Beese
    • Greyhame

      More like bragging, because he’s IN CHARGE around here, like a big boy.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    And Charles Blow wrote this before this story broke:

    https://twitter.com/SafetyPinDaily/status/864289310618550273

    • Only when the lies impeede their ability to break the backs of the poor, rig all the voting, and give tax breaks to the wealthy.
      Until that gravy train dries up they will defend, deflect, divide.

    • Joe Beese

      “expressions of a burgeoning insanity”, eh?

      That could be bad.

  • Count Awesome

    ….and then Trumpy-locks decided to lay in the pee stained bed that was just right when a bear came over to hear him mumble state secrets in his sleep…

  • HogeyeGrex
  • I don’t know if I can handle much more #winning.

    • Count Awesome

      Fuck that, Trump is shaving points. The fix is in.

    • HogeyeGrex

      I’m not sure how much greater America can get.

  • La forza del resistino

    Imagine FDR in June 1944, making a statement of his fondness for the beaches of Normandy at this time of year.

    • Kennedy joking to the 1960’s Yugoslavian ambassador about how he might like to hang out on a bay, maybe eat some pigs….

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      More like FDR receiving Himmler and Goebbels, in 1944, after it was well known about the concentration camps and the slaughtering in the woods; posing for grinning pictures with them, then giving them the plans for D-day, as well as naming members of the resistance who’d infiltrated the S.S. and identifying any remaining Jews still hiding in the forest and where they are. The shithead pile of sewage apparently betrayed intel hard-won from Israel, given in ultra-strict classified confidence, including betraying the agent who’d infiltrated ISIS, who was then killed. Literally no one should ever give him any information ever, ever, EVER again. He has to resign. This is truly despicable.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Oh, I would think there’s a thing or two Mossad would like to give him right about now.

  • puredog

    Kee-rist, Trix, go to bed! The world will still be blowing up in the morning.

  • boyblue122
    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Everyone should be screaming this!

    • Joe Beese

      Google Image search confirms she likes hats.

    • Count Awesome

      Can’t we just have him committed?

      • Parakeetist

        In Florida, we could. Baker Act.

        • Count Awesome

          When will he be at Mar-a-Lago?

          • cmd resistor

            Closed for the season, right?

        • disqus_rtodtp4unH

          But we wont, sadly.
          (I live there too.)

      • boyblue122

        GOP has to take a lil bit more money from poor people first

    • Time long past for a serious resign campaign.

    • TJ Barke

      No shit.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Just once, I’d like to look up an unfamiliar Congresscritter saying something like this and find out that it’s a Republican.

  • Parakeetist

    It’s too bad my dog is already asleep. I need a hug.

    • NellCote71

      Wake it up. That’s their job.

    • Panika MCD

      yeah, you feed and house it. it’s supposed to make you feel better.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      FWIW, my dog doesn’t mind being woken up for a hug. He’s nice like that.

    • dirtielaundry

      Just go and cuddle your puppy wherever their sleeping, they won’t mind. Dogs are kind of like best friends. When you hold something back from them, they get annoyed with you because they wanted to be there in your time of need. Except dogs never ever get mad and will always cuddle back without question.

  • Notreelyhelping

    So, just out curiosity, where the fuck is Trump right now? Is he hiding under his desk, ignoring aides trying to lure him out? Is he under sedation at Walter Reed? Or is he just all alone, jerking off to his electoral college map?

    • Joe Beese

      Bitching out his staff, I suspect.

      • Pft, drugged up Donnie the Con’s tucked safely in bed under his tranq’s while his handlers shovel out the spin like they are bailing out a sinking ship.
        Which they are.

        • BosGrl

          Yep, has to be up early for his Twitter ragefest.

          • Notreelyhelping

            I think his Twitter machine may be mysteriously disabled.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Two scoops of ice cream. Tremendous chocolate cake. The best. Bathrobe. FOX news to calm him. Ivanka on speed-dial.

    • Turgid Love Skwerl

      He’s on the phone asking Putin what he should do.

      • TJ Barke

        “Tell us more secrets…”

      • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

        Or, Putin’s on the phone, saying, “HOW THE FUCK did you let this leak out? What the fuck is wrong with you? I’m releasing the pee tapes, yes, the ones that show your miniscule penis, I’m doing it, go fuck yourself, I mean I knew you were an idiot and this is why I put you there, but fuuuuuck, you are a fucking insane level of stupidity, I can’t deal with this shit any more.”

        • Notreelyhelping

          I shouldn’t laugh, but I can see and hear it going down.

        • C4TWOMAN

          If only.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        And for transport/amnesty.

    • NellCote71

      AOT,K

    • Count Awesome

      He popped a tic-tac and groped a few red States.

    • Vincent Ricola
    • Wild Cat

      He’s rimming a Megan Kelly blow-up doll.

    • Ellen D.

      He is busily commenting over at The Hill and Breitbart about how this is totally a proven false lie.

      https://disqus.com/by/disqus_S2JtUJ8plu/

      • Suttree

        Poe or batshit?

        • jesterpunk

          Yes

        • Ellen D.

          True Believer.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        See, it was all my idea. I wanted to catch those leakers, you’ve heard about those, they deliver the fake news? My staff is riddled with them. And I thought, what the hell, I’ll just say some stuff, just talking out of my ass to Lavrov and that other guy, what’s his name? Really, that’s his name? No wonder I can’t remember it. Anyway, just stuff, and they used it. Oh, they used it all, and if I ever find them. You don’t think it was MacMaster, do you? Because he said it never happened. That’s why I wonder….

    • snark-lurker

      he’s forgotten all about it by now

      • Notreelyhelping

        Awesome.

        • snark-lurker

          when i say “your mouth” i mean it figuratively…you told me along time ago where you got it…any hoo, i feel a bite every time i see it (not a sexy-time bite) and i like it. that said… … …damm, forgot the BRILLIANT werds i had for you. damm

          • Notreelyhelping

            Thank you! You know, it doubles as a scream too.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Screaming to himself about his staff, who are hiding under their desks.

    • Snopes Shop

      gold course

  • Wild Cat

    I’m actually shocked he hasn’t been fragged by the IC yet or the SS whoremongers who have to sniff his farts at night. They have children, too—sleazy children, but children nonetheless.

    • Jenny

      Secret Service guys assigned to him have the worst job on the planet imo. I applaud them for their self restraint. True professionals.

      • Wild Cat

        I hope their restraint wears . . . uhm . . . a bit thin . . .

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Please leave the kids alone. Unless they are Ivanka, Eric or Junior.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Ditto. Unless they’re legal adults.

  • Husband Of Mrs God

    Did H.R. panic, reversing himself on the story?

  • TrumpsCombover

    This is how it went:

    Russians: We bet you don’t know anything classified

    Trump: I know so much classified information. The best information. Even the NSA and CIA don’t have this information. The NSA and CIA are good people, great friends, but they don’t know as much as me.

    Russians: Prove it

    Trump: Ok

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED

      • theCryptofishist

        Yup, I just checked the transcript.

        • TheBoatDude

          Verbatim

      • Snopes Shop

        exactly

    • Joe Beese

      Who leaked this??

      • Suttree

        He keeps asking that, because he doesn’t remember.

      • Jenny

        Obama

        • OrG

          Thanks, Obama.

      • Panika MCD

        it was in Hillary’s emails if you know the secret code.

    • CeeQ

      Bingo.

  • DainBramage
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Joe Beese

      hastrumpcrossedtheline.com

    • kaydenpat

      The answer will always be no since Republican Presidents can never cross the line. President Obama crossed it several times though.

      Republicans are fine with Trump as long as they get their way.

  • Count Awesome

    Was Devin Nunes hiding behind the curtains in the oval office? It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

  • Picabo
  • Jenny

    Yay another mass phone call blitz for the republicans to ignore!

    • Count Awesome

      It’s like you have to run them off the road to get their attention.

      • Ωbjectifier

        Or vote em in the votes with votes while voting on their votes.

    • snark-lurker

      yup

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    “Hey, has anybody seen that football thingy? I want to show our Russian pals how that thing works!”
    Our divine high leader D. J. Trump

    • jesterpunk

      Where is Rick? Someone call Rick, he has the football.

      https://twitter.com/samueloakford/status/831175171595784192/photo/1

      • Joe Beese

        In fairness, if I had a suitcase with nuclear launch codes, I would be really tempted to show it off.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Not me, I’d fucking dismantle it.

        • jesterpunk

          I would too, thats why only a moron would give me the nuclear football.

      • Bemused

        Bet Rick doesn’t carry it anymore. He’s undoubtedly being offered a choice between Minot and Anchorage.

        • jesterpunk

          That would really suck for Rick, lose your job or get punished because the president wanted to show off to his golf buddies.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • BosGrl

      Bowzer!!

  • Swampgas_Man

    What bugs me is why the two American adults in the room, Tillerson and McMasters, didn’t immediately interrupt Cheeto. I mean, how hard would it have been to dump a cup of coffee in his lap “accidentally”, or quietly kick him under the table, or punch him in the throat?

    • Jenny

      Oh god that would have been awesome but ss probably would have shot them?

    • BosGrl

      Maybe they did!

    • kaydenpat

      Perhaps fear of being fired?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Tillerson isn’t likely to know enough about foreign policy to understand the importance of what Donald did (which might be one reason he’s Donald’s SoS in the first place.)

      Dafuq with McMasters, I have no clue FFS…

      • Ωbjectifier

        He’s a general, chain of command and all. He was basically ordered to take the job in the first place.

  • wazmo

    I just Express Mailed, Certified with Signed receipt a weapons-grade letter to my local Congresscritter and a same copy to my local newspaper. Things should get real interesting in the next few days around my town….

    • BosGrl

      Thank you for doing that for all of us.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Certified?

      • Jenny

        That’s how you know it is true!

      • puredog

        That means it’s really true. Seriously, though, wazmo, You Go There, we believe you know what needs to happen on the ground as it presents itself to you.

  • boyblue122

    Imagine if a higher up govt official did something like this…..

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/363008524516724736

    • theCryptofishist

      I guess he meant he would deal the Russians even better intelligence.

  • Shoto
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Trump’s campaign slogan should have been “Here, hold my beer”.

    • Count Awesome

      Or “Hey Billy Ray, get a load o’ this!”

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        “”

        • snark-lurker

          he would need a longer peener

    • kaydenpat

      That will be it in 2020.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Or in his case, “Hold my Coke. After all, I’m too much of an animal to use a coaster on the Resolute Desk, so someone needs to save me from myself.”

    • snark-lurker

      here, hold ivanka’s pussy

    • phoenix00

      “Lemme go dial up that Putin fellow…”

  • memzilla Ω
    • DainBramage

      Comey’s firing was just last Tuesday? OMG, I’m tired.

    • boyblue122

      This week alone would have sunk any D president

      • Panika MCD

        this week alone would have sunk ANY other president.

    • SayItWithWookies

      I can’t believe I’m saying this — but I don’t think he’s playing enough golf.

    • CeeQ

      Oh just seven days? It feels like a million. How will we ever survive. Should we just start learning Russian now?

  • Sheepshagger
  • kaydenpat

    And this won’t even be the worse thing Trump does during his (hopefully short) Presidency.

    • jesterpunk

      It might not even be the worst thing he does this week.

      • Joe Beese

        The night is young.

        • jesterpunk

          Its only Monday too.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        It’s only Monday.

        • jesterpunk

          GMTA

      • theCryptofishist

        Technically, that was last week.

        • jesterpunk

          So whats going to happen this week? Is he going to show off the nuclear football and yell out the codes? Will he give up names of CIA agents? Wait Cheney already did that one.

          • theCryptofishist

            We can’t guess–but we know it will be fucked.

  • Ninja0980
    • jesterpunk

      The party of personal responsibility?

    • Jenny

      If only he had hired his own whitehouse staff!

    • Duchess Gummybuns

      Every now and again, he likes to take a little break from blaming Hillary. If Obama isn’t available, Bill Clinton will suffice.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Obama’s been surfing, having mimosas for breakfast and, now that the kids are gone, catching up on bonin’!

      He has no time for your lame ass.

    • SayItWithWookies

      That is a level of delusional paranoia that is both alarming and completely to be expected.

  • Count Awesome

    I bet Trump’s exactly the same way at parties, but instead of revealing classified information, he’s lying about “all the broads he’s been banging.”

    • Shoto

      And about all of his (pretend) $Billions. Pfffft.

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      So in this analogy, the Russian ambassador is Billy Bush?

      • Pinkham’s Law

        No. The Russian Ambassador is Donnie. Trump is the wingman who set America up to be grabbed.

    • See, I was wondering why no one thought it was a big deal he told the Chinese president, as it was happening, that we were dropping bombs on someone.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        It . . . kinda was? But, telling someone about something AFTER it’s a done deal is less of a big deal than burning an ally’s intelligence forever. Maybe?

        • But no one blinked.
          He literally told a foreign power classified info over chocolate cake. And no one seemed to think it was a big deal, except the libtards of course.
          Weird that.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I started a reply, but when it reached 3 paragraphs, I realized it didn’t meet Wonkette’s minimum snark requirements and had to delete it.

    • jesterpunk

      He does go to his DC hotel for dinner when he wants to go out and is in DC.

  • Everrett Fanuelli
  • I felt we needed a classical bit of art to truly capture the current state of our nation.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f802d6c15801c559e0a9fe0132b16cb1ef6aec8b7925d2f5213e386762e7f626.png

    • Count Awesome

      Trump’s hands need to be smaller.

      • I don’t really got much shop talent XD This is about as good as I get.

        • MynameisBlarney

          You could just make his head bigger.

        • C4TWOMAN

          That was pretty good! I’d slightly desaturate or whiten Trump’s head before merging down, but, that’s picking nits.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        Also, supposed to be fiddling while Rome burns, but nice alt-fact!

        • I thought it more appropriate for him to be playing a small lyre…since he excels in that sport.

          • Panika MCD

            except I read on the internet that he’s afraid of instruments.

        • msanthropesmr

          No fiddles in ancient rome. Nero was likely playing a lyre like instrument.

      • snark-lurker

        much smaller

    • Panika MCD

      Trump: instruments are only for decoration. quit asking me for money for piano lessons, whatsyrname!

    • BosGrl

      That is great!

    • phoenix00

      I would prefer a beautiful piece of chocolate cake……

  • Snopes Shop

    Isn’t the law something like Trump gets executed now or something?

    • TJ Barke

      IOKIYAR.

  • Shoto
  • SKruetheratbassedarDs

    At this very moment, Paul Ryan is consulting Siri over how many unpaid Indiana parking tickets are in a “High Crime or Misdemeanor.”

    • wait! what?

      I hate you Paul. Don’t make me get ANOTHER restraining order.

  • OrG

    Sooooo tired of winning.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Nooooooo shit.

  • Notreelyhelping

    “President Trump? Don? We’d like you to come with us. Well. We’re concerned you’re a danger to yourself and every living thing on the planet.”

    • Panika MCD

      that should have been Day 1. no. strike that. that should have been 11/6/16.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Fucking traitor giving classified info right TO the Russians.
      I best not hear them EVER mention Chelsea or Edward ever, ever again

    • Parakeetist

      Hi, Republicans, welcome to “Foot in Yo’ Assville.”

  • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

    What an asshole.

    • jesterpunk

      I think he went way past asshole to treasonous piece of shit.

      • OrG

        Why not both?

  • jesterpunk
  • BMW
  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
  • jesterpunk
  • biologydave

    I wonder if any of this might come up in his upcoming official trip outside of a chosen crowd.

    • Count Awesome

      Pffft. Trump doesn’t have time for “Gotcha” questions.

  • Shoto

    No O’Donnell tonight. What the…?

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      :(

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Hmmm. Rachel just made note of the fact that the White House hasn’t announced the “lid” to the press corps yet tonight. She said that it might mean nothing, but still. Technically, no lid on news yet tonight.

    • So they haven’t figured out how to spin it yet?

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I’m sure they’re working on it. With their usual success rate.

        • jesterpunk

          How long after the spin does Trump just come out and admit he did it? Like he did with the Comey thing?

      • Count Awesome

        “Trump just provided them with alternate facts.”

        • Turgid Love Skwerl

          I wish he was that smart.

          “You know who thinks Putin is a homo? Assad. Assad told me last week”

      • Shoto

        “No tap-dancer, no tap-dancer. You’re the tap-dancer.”

        — Orange Donnie.

      • phoenix00

        Trump already blamed Obama. Scroll down.

        • That is just one of the spins. They will go through several until they land on one that gets at least ONE GOP guy to nod

          • phoenix00

            They seem to accept The Usual Suspects enough, and if not Trumpey simply pulls out another SQUIRREL!

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        They are freaking the fuck out right now. How I’d love to be a fly on the wall there tonight!

    • SayItWithWookies

      It’s not over until Sean Spicer appears in the shrubbery.

      • C4TWOMAN

        And segways through NYC looking for his friend Trump.

  • Joe Beese

    Don Lemon: “Make no mistake. This story is a bombshell.”

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Fuck! I was all set to make a mistake until Don bigfooted in.

      • Jenny

        Foiled again!

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Don Lemon consistently vies for the “stupidest man in America” award.

  • Lefty Wright

    Trump is just like a kid that found the back door to the candy store was left unlocked and went in after dinner and ate til he got sick. Then the next day at school just couldn’t resist bragging to the popular kids about it. Wow! They had stuff in there you don’t ever see! And I loaded my book bag with loot. Here, see how much stuff I got! And I can tell you how to get in later. Meanwhile, he doesn’t notice the teacher standing behind him.

    • SeeTrain65

      Only he ate the candy and we get sick.

  • phoenix00

    NO LEAKERS, NO LEAKERS, YOU’RE THE LEAKER.

  • wait! what?

    So, sensitive information that gives aid and comfort to the enemy; or something that will cost American lives?

    Probably, a little bit of both.

  • Snopes Shop

    Isis. ISIS.

    • C4TWOMAN

      I sometimes go to shows where I sell fan/pagan/sci-fi theme bumperstickers. One of my best sellers among the neo pagan crowd was “ISIS ISIS, RA RA RA”.
      As you can imagine, I stopped ordering that ever since ISIL came to power.

      This is why we can’t have nice things.
      :(

      • My son’s classmate’s name is Isis :/ She gets all kinds of shit these days.

  • BosGrl

    Uh, Ari Melber is in for Lawrence – possibly scheduled but…? I really wanted Lawrence’s take on this tonight. I hope he’s coming back :(

    • SeeTrain65

      Andy Lack must not like all the publicity he’s getting.

      • I am starting to wonder if Lack and Zucker are not actual GOP plants to slowly turn all news into conservative news.
        No, really. I generally joke about conspiracy theories and all that but….well…

        • Sophia
          • I noticed since November, one of our local news outlets has let go of lots of its regulars and replaced them with blonds in tight, ill fitting dresses. Even the weather girl in the friggin winter.

          • SeeTrain65

            One of our local stations just hired a guy from a Sinclair station in town for their morning news. Then they sat him, the morning anchor woman, the attractive traffic lady and the weather man behind a glass table. Oh, and did I mention the anchor woman and the traffic lady have never worn dresses longer than knee-length since?

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      I felt the same way. Where’s our Lawrence. :(

      • BosGrl

        Ugh, I just checked and he hasn’t tweeted at all today.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Ugh…
    I need a goddamned vacation.
    I’m trying not to stress out.
    TRYING.

    This fam damily reunion next month better not suck.

    • BosGrl

      Where is the reunion? Somewhere nice?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Allegedly.
        It’s gonna be at a NC state park in the mountains.

        I finally convinced my dad that we needed to take separate vehicles.
        I can’t go 12+ plus hours in a car with him and not smoke.

        • BosGrl

          I hear you on that! Separate vehicles can be a good idea even without smoking. Just in case you need to have a few moments to yourself. Family reunions can be really fun but also stressful.

          • MynameisBlarney

            The reunion will be fine I think, but my dad assumed that I wanted to spend the entire time with him.
            I’m like “NO! I have friends I want to see in Charlotte and I don’t particularly want to have to depend on you to drive me back and forth. Nor do I want to stay in the same hotel as you.”

            I was like, “You do your thing, and I’ll do mine. I haven’t had a vacation in 10 years and I don’t want to spend it with my dad that I see every fucking day.”

          • MynameisBlarney

            That said, I’m not even sure I’ll be able to go. If we’re busy at work, I can’t leave.
            Hence the no vacation for 10 years.
            Also, hence, why I have to fucking get the fuck out and away from here.
            For good.
            It’s killing me.

    • Left Coast Tom
      • MynameisBlarney

        Noice!

      • phoenix00

        Gorgeous!! Which park?

        • Left Coast Tom

          Henry Coe. Kelly Lake.

          • Lori

            Henry Coe is great.

            I miss living in CA.

  • Michael R

    Projected onto the wall of Trump’s DC hotel …

    https://s27.postimg.org/vv2r4wmlf/trump_bribes.jpg

  • wazmo

    Hey you Wonketeriat out there-pay attention! Did you know our Ruskie pals were also mucking around and possibly recording Visa and MasterCrad interchange traffic back on 4/26? Go here and get educated: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/04/russian-telecom-may-intentionally-hijacked-internet-traffic-bound-mastercard-visa/

    • I am wondering if it would be a good idea for someone to follow a strange link posting about how following strange links is a bad idea.
      Not to be paranoid but methinks I will wait until the NYT/WaPo story on this one XD

      • jesterpunk
        • wazmo

          Private Internet Access is NOT a sketchy site, dude.

          • I’ll check it from my work computer tomorrow ^.^
            No, Just kidding, they would frown very much on that sort of thing.

          • jesterpunk

            Yeah thats the kind of site that gets you a one on one meeting with the IT department and HR.

          • Waitin on them to call me on Wonkette.
            Though I only do it at lunch.

          • jesterpunk

            That is one thing I love about my job, I work from home and have my personal computer for Wonkette and music and my work computer for only work.

          • jesterpunk
          • SeeTrain65

            “Never seen this person comment before? Comments set to private? Only 114 comments so far? Certainly seems trustworthy!”

          • jesterpunk

            Also “educate yourself” in the comment.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Use a proxy. or use Jesterpunk’s link.

      • Treg Brown

        I enjoyed the familiar catchphrase “get educated”. He may have forgotten to call us sheeple.

      • Suttree

        If you share your credit card # they can tell you if you were hacked.

      • Wanted4Vandalism

        no, it’s not suspicious

    • TJ Barke

      Can an entire country be a mafia?

      • When the entire country is geared toward a crime syndicate’s activities, yes.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        In the case of Russia, yes. After it broke up, and Putin became the guy in charge, he doled out all the good pieces to his buddies. This is why, when they invaded the Ukraine, Obama did not put sanctions on the country. He put sanctions on the banking practices of those plutocrats…

  • ServantToTheStars
    • CripesAmighty

      “Hey, pal, I just work here–I don’t know nuthin.'”

  • Chadwells

    Wonder if these fucking morons still think it was a good idea to only allow TASS into the meeting…banning US media.

    Pretty sure this is EXACTLY what everyone said would happen.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    See, it was all my idea. I wanted to catch those leakers, you’ve heard about those, they deliver the fake news? My staff is riddled with them. And I thought, what the hell, I’ll just say some stuff, just talking out of my ass to Lavrov and that other guy, what’s his name? Really, that’s his name? No wonder I can’t remember it. Anyway, just stuff, and they used it. Oh, they used it all, and if I ever find them. You don’t think it was MacMaster, do you? Because he said it never happened. That’s why I wonder….

  • Sooo…WH has not called a full lid yet according to Rachel….

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Al Swearengen

    Could it be the Russians who leaked this? Chaos is what they want. Trump is the motherlode.

  • Shoto
    • Count Awesome

      Which reporter will Spicer yell at first?

      • C4TWOMAN

        Glenn. It’s always Glenn, at least on SNL.

    • phoenix00

      “This temperature is totally manageable. We have the best team in place.”

    • C4TWOMAN

      No bushes?

  • TJ Barke

    I kinda just want to go live in a cave for a while. Someone come get me after Trump is no longer president. Whenever that is.

    • Count Awesome

      Careful, you may start a “cave race” with the Russians.

      • TJ Barke

        We can not allow a hand-ax gap!

        • DainBramage

          As someone who tried his hand at flintknapping while studying archaeology, I suggest you get a good pair of leather gloves.

          • This be truth. Also: leather over the knee, and really good shoes.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Winter is coming….

    • DainBramage

      You’ll know when the nuclear winter starts.

    • janecita

      Can I come with you? I’m small, I won’t take too much space.

      • TJ Barke

        I don’t see why not.

        • janecita

          Yay! I brought a lot of champagne from Reims, and I have Cuban cigars!

          • TJ Barke

            Disclosure, I don’t have a cave…

          • janecita

            No cigars for you then!

          • TJ Barke

            Aw, c’mon! We can build a log cabin or something!

        • Lori

          We’re all going to want live in that cave with you soon.

          I’m now picturing a Wonker version of that episode of Gilligan’s Island where they all tried to squeeze into that little cave because of a hurricane or something.

  • Chadwells

    If we’re supposed to call McMaster a general…shouldn’t he be in uniform? Is he retired?

    • Ωbjectifier

      Nope, active duty. He was ordered to take the job really, nobody else would touch it.

      • Paperless Tiger

        Only following orders. Nice.

        • I give him a little leeway only because maybe he thought he could make a difference, and if reports are true, he and Trump butt heads on the regular.
          But only a very little.

      • Chadwells

        He seemed to be enjoying himself tonight, lying to the media!!

  • Johnny Appleseed

    FacePalm.

  • Picabo

    Breaking. CBOT will halt trading on popcorn futures tomorrow!

    • DainBramage

      I heard that the Strategic Popcorn Reserve was just about empty. Trump sold it to the Russians.

      • wait! what?

        If you strip off the kernel’s shirts you get Iggy Popcorn.

  • The Librarian

    Just wow.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • wait! what?

      It’s not like he’d text anything inappropriate.

    • Lori

      McMaster is clearly a world champion hair-splitter.

  • Shoto
    • Sophia

      LOL! “Listens to his body guard as much as he listens to his cabinet”

  • DainBramage
    • TJ Barke

      Phrasing!

      • Krombopulous Pichael

        definitely heading to a Zone of Danger….

  • Count Awesome

    “Who needs spies and moles in the United States when you can get a pompous blow-hard dumbass elected President?”
    –Putin

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      “But I do have to say, he’s even stupider and more deranged than I thought. No longer amusing to watch. Maybe is time to get rid of him.” –also Putin.

  • Kiri the Unicorn
  • Suse
    • BosGrl

      LOL

    • TJ Barke

      It’s kinda like in John Carpenter’s The Thing.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Jamoche

    OK, I’ve had enough of the MSNBC talking heads going on about when a real president with a working brain can decide to declassify things. Flip over to Family Feud for some brainless fun. “Name something James Bond can do that other people wish they could.” Ah, license to violate the hell out of the rules for commenters?

    • BosGrl

      The old one with Richard Dawson? I watch that and pretend I’m 12 again and Carter is President.

      • Jamoche

        The newest ones.

        • BosGrl

          Those are good too!

      • Parakeetist

        Still on Buzzr network!

        • BosGrl

          Match Game 78!

          • Jamoche

            Ooh, Match Game – staying home sick from elementary school, that show was far more educational than anything I missed in class.

    • gonna go with drive flashy cars!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Satisfy Octopussy?

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Lasers. Lasers everywhere.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Oh, for fuck’s sake, of course he said this:

    https://twitter.com/thomaswburr/status/864265125066412032

    • jesterpunk

      Someone ask shit for brains the same question but substitute Hillary for Trump.

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      My sister just barged into my room because I was screaming expletives from the top of my lungs.

    • DainBramage

      Go home, short timer!

      • phoenix00

        You’re allowed to say “pinhead”, cuz that’s what Gowdy is.

    • Shoto

      Chaffetz is a greasy little sociopath, and nothing more dignified than that.

  • Electric Ukulele Land

    So in an alternate reality where they let the U.S. Press Corp into the meeting with the Russians, we would have seen the President blabbing US intelligence secrets in real time?

    • jesterpunk

      Ayup.

  • BosGrl
  • canes_pugnaces

    This just in from Breittbart-fuckweed:

    “Obama has most likely bugged the White House using the most state of tbe art eaves dropping devices that exist that is virtually undetected !”

    We are doomed.

    • jesterpunk
    • eh. They are desperate. I for one think they know they are reaching now.
      Cause they are basically saying Obama outsmarted ALL of them. And still is.

    • janecita

      Wtf?! What exactly, is Obama doing with this information? Man, these fuckers are so stupid!

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      This explains and justifies everything!

      • canes_pugnaces

        Exactly… up until now I thought it was Dr. Who.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Interesting. So…if that’s the current state of the art, then why, exactly, did L’il Donnie invite Tass into his Oval Office meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister (which, goddamnit, he shouldn’t have had anyway – Tillerson meets with the Foreign Minister, Trump meets with Putin…)

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      No. They are trolls. And do not represent anywhere near a large amount of people–their “followers” are also trolls, with multiple accounts, many of them from Russia. We need to block and ignore all trolls–so that eventually they only have each other to troll and we’re free of the infestation. It’s like lice.

    • Shoto

      Breitbart gets its marching orders from its financial enablers, the Mercers. Fuck ’em all with a rusty chainsaw of votes and broken glass.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Simultaneously the most conniving and the most stupid President in history, that Obama…

      Cognitive dissonance should be painful.

      • disqus_rtodtp4unH

        It is to the rest of us,

    • SayItWithWookies

      Right — and it would be more credible a story if only Assmouth and his gang of idiots could keep their collusion with Russian intelligence even slightly secret. But no — a Russian oligarch’s plane follow Assmouth’s campaign plane to every little airport in every small town for a month, and they think they’re being secret. It doesn’t take espionage to find out secrets in this administration — it takes about a minute with a camera or a microphone, in public.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Nope. They are doomed.

  • TJ Barke

    The republican party; when sociopathy is allowed to form a political party.

  • Picabo
    • Sweaty flop is not that dumb. Good for him.

      • boyblue122

        FBI director cant get that congressional lobbying money too, also

    • DainBramage
    • Shoto

      “I ain’t got time to run no FBI. I got banjo-playin’ and in-breeding to do.”

      — Trey “Boy-Howdy” Gowdy

    • SayItWithWookies

      He’s got a peachy gig — why give it up for a month of being FBI director?

    • phoenix00

      GOOD.

    • SeeTrain65

      … which leaves only about 11 people too incompetent to be FBI Director.

  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    FUCK US. FUCK US ALL. >.<

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Left Coast Tom

      Trump wanted to contain his own intel leak? Am I missing something?

      • Jamoche

        No, the few grownups he hasn’t fired yet.

      • DrBigHead

        Sweet Jesus, if they allow this to happen we are most sincerely fucked.

      • boyblue122

        his team knew he spilled the beans on highly classified info and didnt want the story going public

        • Left Coast Tom

          Ah, so Trump himself was clueless. This makes more sense now.

          • boyblue122

            he was bragging about the intel according to the story…hed probably tell everyone out loud at a news conference to try to prove how much more he knew than the average person

          • Notreelyhelping

            Calling number 25?

    • Jenny

      But no tapes of comey, just tapes to prove trump’s side of the story#!

  • C4TWOMAN

    OT: I just got spontaneously logged out. Never happens–usually it’s a false positive and reloading fixes it. Anyone else?

    • Jamoche

      No, but sometimes it’s because the cookie expired or got purged.

      • C4TWOMAN

        That can happen if I haven’t been commenting for a couple hours. Never happened in mid comment.
        Guess I’m a little extra careful with the hacking alert that went out yesterday? Day before? I have an Internet kill switch slider I flip before putting the machine to sleep. Can’t bee too careful….

    • Joe Beese

      I think Disqus has become sentient and is like “I can’t even.”

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Yes, that happens a lot, and I have to pathetically try to remember my password. I have no idea why.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      That’s happened to me a few times. Not lately, though.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Count Awesome

    “Like sand through the hourglass…. this is the Derp of our lives.”

  • Joe Beese

    Don Lemon Goes There, asking Michael Hayden, “Is Trump too incompetent to be President?”

    • …Don Lemon? Really?

    • TJ Barke

      He’s come a long way from that black hole question.

      • Shoto

        He could redeem himself by asking if there’s a black hole inside Preznit Man-Baby’s skull.

    • Shoto

      It’s about time somebody over at CNN did. O’Donnell has been saying it, straight-up, for months. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why idiot Andy Lack wants to whack him out.

    • Kiri the Unicorn
    • Sister Suffragette

      Trump made a mistake calling Lemon the dumbest person in broadcasting — Lemon will have his revenge!

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      He’s too incompetent to dig ditches.

    • OrG

      The answer is yes.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    How many days have we gone without the administration not doing anything felonious to treasonous…? None? Okay, just checking.

    • House0fTheBlueLights
    • boyblue122

      I think the “days” counter is forever stuck on zero. The minutes counter might be a different story

      • Nicholas

        Well, even he has to sleep sometimes.
        Unless he has Pence or someone else cover him while he’s in bed…

        • Dazza

          Ew.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Time to walk my angels–BBL. Leaving you for now with this:

    https://twitter.com/USARedOrchestra/status/864288867331047424

    • Hey, I do not judge; Man likes himself being pissed on by Russians.

      • Left Coast Tom

        I don’t care what he does as a consenting adult in the privacy of his Russian hotel room.

        A plurality of Americans, and a huge majority of my fellow Californians, didn’t consent to this.

  • Joe Beese

    FWIW, neither of the former CIA heads on CNN now are maintaining any pretense that Trump might not have done this.

  • Pilotshark

    wait by saying Comey might have been taped, what he is saying is that Comey more than like used some of his bestess tie scotch tape.

  • Al Swearengen
    • Fucking A XD

    • TJ Barke

      Glorious.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      How can I buy whoever did this flowers and a pizza?

    • Jesse

      You win the internet today, whoever you are!

    • Bad Tom

      That’s good!

  • Picabo
  • dxyseilc

    Sometimes I toy with the idea that this is all just 11-dimensional Hungry Hungry Hippos, and that Donald Trump is actually playing the Russians. Maybe Trump acting like a traitor, or a slow-witted buffoon, is all a ploy to make the Russians think he’s an asset to them, when in reality he’s on the side of America. There could be a complicated endgame here in which, at the right time, Trump puts Russia in its place and wins a victory for the USA.

    The other possibility is that he’s just an astonishingly stupid asshole.

    • DrBigHead

      Bingo

    • Master Contrail Program

      Hungry Hungry Hippos would imply he can find his marbles though.

    • phoenix00

      AOT,K. It’s all true.

    • DainBramage

      The theory of Trump’s Razor indicates the latter.
      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Trump%27s%20Razor

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Guy probably hates America. We (marginally) protect women and black people can be president.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Exept that . . . it’s Hungry Hungry Hippos. You randomly grab for marbles. No matter how many dimensions are involved, there IS no endgame. Unless you hold back half of the marbles to begin with, which I feel is likely when Putin’s Russia is running the game.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Door number dva.

  • C4TWOMAN

    OT:So I was engaged with an alt-right loyalist who replied to the issue of Trump’s treason with “but her emails”.

    Lovely fellow: https://disqus.com/by/rudder2716/

    Pretty civil as trolls go, but can’t answer questions about how servers work. So how does he know Hillary OMG used hers for treason?

    Sigh….

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I had one who went fake news on me, then when I pointed out McMaster told two different stories went very quiet.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Yeah, the pistol avatar just screams civility. Dunnit?

      • C4TWOMAN

        Welp, relatively speaking he is/was. The sewer that is Inforwars, OTOH, pack your’ flame retardant suits….

    • janecita

      I read “I was engaged to an alt-right loyalist!”

      • C4TWOMAN

        Well, it didn’t last.

    • jesterpunk

      Even Fox has this story on their site, or would that be a liberal site now?

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/15/trump-reportedly-revealed-classified-info-about-isis-to-russians.html

      • On their site. On the broadcast it is all Hillary Emails

    • boyblue122

      Well, there were 2456567547 congressional hearings on the subject matter so if they did find something like that, you know damn well the republicans would have made a point of it and actually locked her up

    • Remind him that Hillary never gave classified info to the Russians in the oval office and outted one of our allies against ISIS, putting our troops directly in harms way. But Trump did.

      • C4TWOMAN

        He seems to be quiet now after not being about to explain what a server is or how it works.

        Or perhaps he’s on the Wikipedias getting educated.

        HA HA HA!!! I crack myself up, sometimes….

    • C4TWOMAN

      UPDATE: now, instead of learning how servers work so he can explain his OMG HER EMAILS theory, he’s got a sock account with almost 60 comments to tell me

      Your comments lack deep thinking skills. You are extrapolating
      variables without corresponding data. In other words, you are comparing
      apples to oranges. It is akin to asking an MD who printed their
      degree, and when they answer they have no idea, you extrapolate that
      they are not a real doctor. Your comparison, and the trap you set for
      the commenter are childish rubes.

      https://disqus.com/by/compoundeffect/

      Mkay. So are my fee fees supposed to be hurt or something?

      • Pisto75666

        Tells you your comments lack deep thinking skills and yet this person can’t comprehend the bloody difference between YOUR and YOU ARE.

        *headdesks forever*

        Get ’em, Cat! :D

        • C4TWOMAN

          Well, to be fair, I have dyslexic tendencies and I usually don’t go all grammar nazi…unless the person is making a big hairy deal about how smartz they are….

          • Pisto75666

            That seems to apply in this case though (re: bragging about smartz.) TBH, I have no problem being called a Grammar Nazi (I sometimes have trouble with the mechanics of English: use of commas and such like that. Spelling’s more my thing. ) It really annoys me when people act like it’s a bad thing. The internet is a tool that’s (among other things) used for communication so, shouldn’t being able to communicate be kind of, the point?

          • C4TWOMAN

            It’s only a bad thing when it’s used to declare intellectual superiority in a case where obviously the person mistyped because they were excited or something.

            Where I’m in complete agreement is when meaning is lost or obscured or you have paid for something: newspaper, book, ebook. This is why I have friends copyedit things I expect people to PAY me for.

          • Pisto75666

            True. I’ve been guilty of that more than once, especially here (mistyping). My brain is too fast for my fingers sometimes

            Agreed. I know mistakes sometimes are made accidentally but it kills me how often things go to print without being proofread. Especially news/entertainment websitessites that a lot of people can see and they EMPLOY proofreaders for, or in theory should.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Sadly editing at the big publishing houses isn’t what it once was. They aren’t paying enough people to do heavy editing so your work has to be nearly “there”.

            And I catch mistakes all the time in print novels. I don’t have hangups about misspellings in comments, but FFS, it’s a publisher responsibility to catch that stuff before it “goes live”. It used to be a rare thing, like finding a three leaf clover to find a typo in a novel. Now….geez.

          • Pisto75666

            Agreed. A really good friend of mine used to be a proofreader for a magazine and he has the same complaint. Though at this point with everything so quickly going digital, I’m just glad we still HAVE printed material

  • memzilla Ω
    • Left Coast Tom

      Needs more pee.

    • He looks so much the part of the loser trying to be the cool kid.
      The Russians, meanwhile, are sharing an inside joke.

    • Wild Cat

      Isis. I piss. What’s the difference?

      • weejee

        The leaks, obvs.

  • Joe Beese

    Fareed Zakaria: “You have to hope for incompetence because the alternative is too dark.”

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Either way, impeach, imprison.

      • jesterpunk

        Also repeal Trump and replace him with Hillary.

    • Shoto

      It’s incompetence, arrogance, corruption, ignorance, and obvious mental instability, possibly including incipient dementia. He needs to be removed from office. Immediately.

  • Wild Cat

    “You will elect the president that we will hang you with, capitalist fools.”

    Yup.

  • Ωbjectifier

    “The president can declassify anything’ sounds a lot like ‘if the president does it, it is not illegal’.

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      It’s a position the Republicans held between 2001-09, and again since 2017.

    • weejee

      An if not, Pence will blanket pardon.

      • persistently_resistant_gayby

        I’m smacking my laptop in anger – I forgot that it doesn’t get better.

        • TJ Barke

          At least you’re in Australia…

          • weejee

            We’ll be there in July.

          • persistently_resistant_gayby

            I thought about that and then I realize Pence will have the Nuclear codes.

            And that is not making me feel any better.

      • SeeTrain65

        Just like everything GOP … it was controversial when Ford did it. To today’s GOP, it’s not even worth mentioning.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Pence needs to be charged too.

      • jesterpunk

        If Pence does that his career is over.

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          Worked out ok for Gerald Ford. But then, Ford was not a winger.

        • shivaskeeper

          Pence’s career was over before this anyway. He was hated in his own state. That is the only reason he signed on to begin with.

          • jesterpunk

            After the backlash from everyone even Fox wouldnt hire him, he might be able to get a job with infowars though.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      ‘Like’ is for when there are two different things.

    • Declassify is one thing.
      Actively out an ally to Russia…is another thing entirely.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      And it has never referred to things not collected by our own intel.

      • shivaskeeper

        Also a very true fact.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Nixon libel.

      Wait.

    • shivaskeeper

      It is a true fact. The President can declassify anything. Where these fucknuggets are going to go wrong is you cannot talk about classified shit, thereby declassifying it, and then try to stuff that particular genie back into is bottle.

      • Not to mention, the point they are conveniently leaving out, you cannot declassify issues of national security to a foreign entity. That is not de classifying. That is another word. It begins with T and from now on anyone spouting about “declassify” can STFU about Chealsea Manning or Edward Snowden.

        • shivaskeeper

          Yeah, Spotts already covered that. A sitting President can declassify our stuff only.

    • cmd resistor

      I heard Alan Dershowitz on CNN. He has pissed me off a lot lately but he said, yeah, it’s not a criminal thing but it sure it horrible (my paraphrase).

  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    I thought November 8th was bad enough. I apparently didn’t have enough nightmares to believe otherwise.

    • Al Swearengen

      Trump just lit his own presidency on fire, and it very well might spread to the rest of the Republican party if they don’t act.

      • We have thought that so many times…and yet here we are

        • Al Swearengen

          Its only been a 120 days…or 3,500 Trump-years.

          • Bad Tom

            It feels like Comey was fired months ago.
            No. Just one week.

  • kindness

    Soooo. Do we as a nation need to go in and kill every person who works in a Fox News (or related Fox outlet) in order to recover our national psychie or are we too far along and just fucked?

    Well both but we aren’t murderers unlike them so those Fox people live another day to poison the well even more.

    • Wild Cat

      Fox is just the most honest in its corruption and degeneracy. All media has pretty much failed.

      • kindness

        Yea and no. Most serious media failed us, yes. I would say the comedy sites (web & tv) are much better. I mean I can’t call for banning all the crazy right wing sites/outlets but they do go out of their way to whip people up, usually with false/misleading info.

        But Rebecca treats us well here. Wonkette hasn’t failed us. It’s saved me on several occasions.

        • Wild Cat

          It’s fine for information dispersal and venting, but Wonkette is not an investigative journalism enterprise.

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    I have hit the threshold for how much I can despise my fellow “conservative” Americans for whom a straight, white male can do no wrong.

    All those years, all those decades, of listening to Republicans shitting themselves because Obama said “arugula,” or Bill Clinton lied about a blow job. All those endless Benghazi-Whitewater-email-oh-my-god-she-has-a vagina-and she’s-not-the-boss-of-me tantrums. All that Constitution-hugging-Tea-Party-Patriot fuckery that we had to endure so that we can watch their rich white male anti-intellectual man-baby destroy everything good and strong and hopeful that generations of Americans have worked for because these cretins hate, fear and destroy what they cannot understand.

    The commenting rules for radicals are making it impossible for me to say anything more, but morality compels a functioning society to secure the greatest good for the greatest number. In times like these… terrible decisions must often be made.

    • yyyaz

      Re: Terrible decisions
      1. They are already being made every minute of every day in this maladministration.
      2. Terrible from whose perspective? Not too terrible if the country is at stake, which IMO is unquestionable.

      • Sedagive ’em Hell

        Terrible from a human perspective.

        We’re one terrorist attack away from losing everything.

        • yyyaz

          We’re one trumped-up “terrist attack” away.

    • Paperless Tiger

      They were primed for years by Fox News before the real pros, the Russians, moved in and subverted the propaganda to a whole new level. Now they’re wandering around in love with Vladimir Putin, and they have no idea why. You could say they brought it on themselves by self-exposure, but they have no concept of what weaponized propaganda is, or what it can do.

      • Sedagive ’em Hell

        Ignorance, “economic anxiety” and soft bigotry are not an excuse any more, not when our national security is at stake.

        This might just be the most pathetic event in American history.

  • Shoto
  • eastcoastlib

    This is like watching a train wreck only instead of standing on the sidelines, we’re on the train and we can’t get out.

    • Jenny

      Right? Tonight I was going to color my hair and keep practicing knitting. Instead, vodka. American vodka not traitor Russian vodka!

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Tito’s ahoy!

      • True Story: Vodka was invented by the Fins.

      • TJ Barke

        Drink Wild Turkey or Jim Beam like an American!

        • Jenny

          I try. Does not go down!

        • efoveks

          I’m drinking Cuervo like a common illegal. AND I LOVE IT! :)

      • OrdinaryJoe

        GREY GOOSE !!!

  • Joe Beese

    Lemon to Zakaria, audibly sighing: “I’m a glass half full kind of guy. But to hear you say that incompetence is the best explanation we can hope for… We’re in a sad place right now.”

    • shivaskeeper

      If this wasn’t incompetence, the only other option is this was deliberate. That is so far passed the “sad” event horizon as to render sad invisible.

  • shivaskeeper

    This. Is. Fucking. Insane.

    I have no idea if it’s actually true or not at this point. However the fact that the fucking President can be so fucking incompetent that this is even a possibility is, I don’t even know what it is anymore. I got nothing.

    One one hand I hope this isn’t true since unless we got in touch with whoever prvided the info in time, their asset, the human being who got the info in the first place is probably dead, and if not dead is at the minimum marked along with any family if they were a local. Because that’s what happens when you spout off about classified shit just to brag about it and show how connected you are.

    I sort of hope this is true though, because if it’s not, the fucking Admin will point to this story being wrong forevermore about how they are completely fucking innocent of everything ever and the media gets it wrong to fucking often.

    If this does turn out to be true anyone of the the motherfuckers in the Congress who still backs this fucker in anyway or obstructs anything about an investigation and criminal charges needs to feel the pointy end (with votes). So far nothing I have heard from the Admin about this is an outright denial. It has danced around the issue and questions and not really answered anything.

    • Wild Cat

      We can’t do anything.
      It’s up to other nations to shun the US and offer people who want to leave the US—like me—safe passage.

    • Since McMasters has had two stories to tell…and probably more later…I am thinking 100% True, Shiva.
      It sure is looking that way :/ And we did not know it for days after the Russians were told, so they told their buddies and well….

      • shivaskeeper

        I’m inclined to think this is true just because he’s a fucking idiot. I’m inclining toward this wasn’t even something he meant to do, like Darth Cheney outing names. This was bragging to an adversary just to brag as base fucking stupidity

        • vivian

          As they say in da movies: that scans.

        • I think he meant to do it 100%- this was part of his payment to his bankrollers- and he will cover it up with oops, my bad! Except he will never, ever, ever say it was his bad

    • weejee

      You don’t out sources, except to terminate with extreme prejudice.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        And to send a message that spies are not going to be welcomed…

      • shivaskeeper

        You don’t out sources period. If you are going to terminate, you do it yourself. You do not, under any circumstances, out an ally’s sources. not if you want to keep the ally. If you can’t be trusted to keep the source ID secret, you don’t get sources.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Shit, I just got someone called WrathPhoenix who wanted to follow me after in the last thread, I called out the Russian bastards for laughing during their TASS WH photo op. I declined their offer to follow me. It was a perverse invitation and will not copy it here. Am I getting paranoid? Or, how large is the Russian army of humanoid online drones? Home-grown idiots?

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Dammit, issuing perverse invitations is my racket!

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Say no more, squire.

    • efoveks

      A while back, Lori wanted to follow me and I declined. Then I found out Lori–and not “Lori” and her roommate driving their P1 McLarens, whom I had mistakenly thought wanted to follow me– was a bonafide poster. I felt like the horse’s ass and then some. and I still do when she posts because I have not figured out how to apologize. Anyway, my point is not to let your paranoia get the best of you.

      • I honestly did not know we could tell people not to follow us XD I just randomly follow the peeps I see a lot here cause I figure maybe someone would like an extra number sometime

  • Bemused Australian

    Great to see ya Sergey, glad you enjoyed the one about the laptop. You’ll have to excuse me now, I’m off to try and blackmail Comey over Twitter.

  • Count Awesome

    “Why do I have to be concerned with revealing classified information to the Russians when that asteroid we haven’t told to you about is going to destroy the earth tomorrow?”
    –Trump

    • DainBramage

      Ah, blessed relief.

      • Bad Tom

        Go Asteroid!!!

  • Picabo

    The manure has hit the ventilator.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZdp46Jen_w

    • Ωbjectifier

      The feces have struck the airfoils.

  • Jamoche
  • Notreelyhelping

    Y’know, there is nothing he could have done with the pee hookers that would have degraded him as much as this does.

    • Joe Beese

      His conduct is a disgrace to pee hookers everywhere.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I don’t care if they like their job they deserve therapy and a pension after having to deal with him.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        And piss on me, I’ve known a few.

        No, wait, what I meant was

      • Count Awesome

        “Hos gotta eat, too.”

    • Bad Tom

      Liking pee hookers is just a fetish.
      Committing treason is ten levels up.

  • jesterpunk

    The GOP was going to attempt to impeach Hillary if she was elected over nothing and yet they are silent over everything Trump has done so far.

    • TJ Barke

      IOKIYAR…

      • jesterpunk

        sigh, Hate that that is true.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Can we switch to it’s okay if you’re a dictator yet?

  • Count Awesome

    Trump is just not being “politically correct” in this case.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
  • Al Swearengen
    • Joe Beese

      Checkmate!

    • Count Awesome

      Everybody knows you don’t let man-children play with matches.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Actually, he running around with matches. He turned of all of Comey’s fire extinguishers. The GOP is giving him cans of gasoline. And they are blaming Hillary for not calling the fire department.

  • Joe Beese

    Can’t wait for the 3 AM tweet-storm.

    • I think they must have given him extra tranqs tonight so they won’t wear off so soon.

      • Stulexington

        I’d say it would give the adults time to sort things out, except there aren’t any adults left in the WH. Not with any power anyway.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Nothing like a pic of the White House flying the red, white and blue.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6bd8a6e6f1dcb2ad9657a464d4e5831dc3611e71d315b27f064c18590cd1ac50.png

  • NorthernSaber

    Fucking asshole Dobbs is going on about North Korean EMP attack and some right-wing Miss America. If I have to go spy on Hannity it’s gonna cost somebody Knob Creek!

  • Roni Raven

    NY Times article says Kushner is signaling to people outside the White House that he was not closely involved.

    So, Israel it is then.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      That’s what I figure. Take that Bebe you POS.

    • shivaskeeper

      If I had to guess I would think them, yes. Close ally in the Middle East. It;’s not like we a lot of them.

      I have no idea of knowing, and that may be to easy of an answer, but still.

      • boyblue122

        so Saudi?

        • shivaskeeper

          Possible.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        My money is on Jordan. But I’m hoping it’s Israel, because they do not fuck around.

    • Joe Beese
      • so….England?

      • Dazza

        “An unnamed ally.” The lizard people?
        The day I think Richard Spencer has a good bead on reality is the day I take up setting my hair on fire.

      • shivaskeeper

        If it was, this makes me pissed that I might have inadvertently agreed with a fucking Nazi.

        • broken clock and all that, Shiva. Dickless always instantly goes to the Joos, so really, you did not agree with him so much as think of the same country he is always blaming for everything

  • Dazza

    Oh dear god. When will the GOP step up and put country over party/plutocracy/hurting poor people?

    Good grief. The only thing left on the list of Incompetent Evil Overlord Tasks is to start a nuclear exchange with a non-nuclear country as a distraction. “Those m-f-ing Canadians are making us look bad by being nice to immigrants – *hits big orange button*

    WHOOOM
    …and the strains of We’ll Meet Again float out over the hellscape.
    Atheists really do it tough at moments like this.

    • Count Awesome

      The GOP healthcare plan HAS to be just as tough on atheists.

      • Dazza

        Too true.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Canadians, do, in fact, have a couple of nukes. They could probably put a biiig gap in New York. Or Florida.

      • Stulexington

        We’d put a big gap in Washington and black out both coasts … you do realize where your seaboards get their power from … right?

        Er I mean with votes. And not trying to threaten folks here just … that’s what we’d do.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Nah, we have it easy — it’s the poor damn theists who have to rationalize this as all making sense eventually, or all turning out well in some incomprehensible way because it’s part of God’s Plan. We atheists can just believe it’s shitfucked to the bitter and deal with it.

  • Jamoche
  • James

    When the news broke over at Little Green Footballs I posted this over there. It seems appropriate here too. Dammit, they don’t need Trump, they have Pence to give them their Wealthcare for Billionaires.

    Just got done looking at my “love me” wall and cabinet, thinking about this incredible news from Washington today.

    The folded flag from my father’s casket in the Vietnam War, and the Honor and Remember certificate.

    His shadowbox with medals. His service photo.

    A model P-3 Orion aeroplane given to my father by Lockheed. A deck of F-4
    Phantom II promotional playing cards. A P-3 coffee cup.

    My mother’s shadowbox with medals.

    My shadowbox with medals.

    My Cold War certificate.

    My honourable discharge, and my letters of commendation and appreciation.

    My certification letter from my last election.

    I never voted for Republicans any time in my life, but for the first time in my
    life the party seems not to be looking out for its interests, but the interests
    of another nation.

    There’s fifty years worth of military bling on my “love me” wall and cabinet. The
    Republicans now are just throwing that in my family’s face: Your service didn’t
    matter. We’ll collude with another nation if that’s what it takes to maintain
    power. We still need tax cuts on the rich.

    • I keep wondering why, when one of the first things they cut is always VA benefits, the military still, forever, always, leans toward the GOP.
      Not solidly behind because I know for a fact it ain’t that homogeneous…but enough.

      • James

        There are plenty of people in the military that didn’t want this: Navy Times reported there were an awful lot of voters for Gary Johnson and Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.

        Johnson might be a fool on foreign policy, but I don’t think he would have done anything like this.

        • I did see something like 33% DOD went for Johnson and I thought that fair; he was the only guy saying he did NOT want to send people off to war.

          • James

            Funny that: People in the military just don’t want to go off killing whoever politicians are mad at today without a damn good reason (like they are a threat to the nation).

          • I know, right? It is almost as if they believe in that mission of defense and are less keen to go lay down their lives so rich people can get richer. Who knew?

      • shivaskeeper

        You’re around a military town, The GOPers show up for photo ops and mouth the right words. Also the left as a whole ceded patriotism and the military to the right in the narrative decades ago. That was a mistake.

    • Roni Raven

      I hear you. My great-uncle fought the Nazis in Germany and now they’re in the White House.

      FFS.

  • C4TWOMAN

    OT: BREAKING NEWS TROLL REVEALS HOW HER EMAILS ARE TREASON
    or something:

    Because it was in her bathroom, was not a sciff was linked to an insecure internet. Was hacked. Moron.

    https://disqus.com/by/theGOONIES/

    That’s it. Lock her up.

    • …whut?

      • C4TWOMAN

        I can’t get any meaning out of it either. This was after I asked whether they knew how servers works, what an “unsecured one” is and how she committed treason. So sounds like they have no idea what they’re talking about but just echo this shit because they Hate the Hilz?

        • Pretty much.
          I feel this calls for some snark.
          “Oh, well, she had info on a server, but Trump just gives it with his mouth!”

        • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

          Oh, absolutely. The truth is she had a private server, in order for State classified material to be MORE FUCKING SECURE, safe from hacking, which they WERE, unlike the material on State’s Gov’t server, which was fucking hacked. The same thing applied to the WH, who also had a private server, for the same reason. Her private server has still never been hacked. They literally took one of her strong points and pretended it was a bad thing. And still are. We honestly have to insist on correcting it EVERY SINGLE FUCKING TIME, I’m so sick of it. She is the exact opposite to Trump, who is the definition of “mishandling classified material.” But the propagandists knew that their bone-ignorant, lizard-cortexed rubes would be so misogynistic that they’d buy the idea that a woman can’t reliably operate email and would easily buy even the most implausible lie about her.

          • C4TWOMAN

            I am getting a bit of joy asking them what a server is and how it works and them not being willing….or able…to answer.
            *purrss*

          • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

            OH, it’s definitely not being able. They literally have no idea. None. It’s all just “womenz gossip and can’t use computers, amirite?”

          • C4TWOMAN

            The thing that get’s me? They won’t even go to Wikipedia and “cheat”(pretend they knew that all along). It’s so easy!
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_%28computing%29

            I suppose they worry some of those facts might contradict their conspiracy….

    • jesterpunk

      Which NIST doc is that in?Ask for the doc and page.

      http://csrc.nist.gov/

    • shivaskeeper

      Was never hacked. SCIF is and acronym for Secure Compartmentalized Information Facility and I have no clue what a sciff is other than it is a word used by someone who has never had access to a SCIF. And finally, it’s unsecure or unclassified. Insecure is what DJT is.

      Fee free to pass any of that back if you want.

      • C4TWOMAN

        I think its a lost cause, but I might do. He’s gone quiet again….

  • Picabo

    “There is no real direction here, neither lines of power nor cooperation. Decisions are never really made – at best they manage to emerge, from a chaos of peeves, whims, hallucinations and all around assholery. ”
    ― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

    • Notreelyhelping

      Funny. I had this running through my head:
      “…that your methods were unsound and that you had gone entirely insane.”
      “Are my methods unsound, Willard?”
      “I don’t see any method at all.”

  • WomanInThePersistence

    I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or throw up. Or all of the above.

    https://youtu.be/0dpO–t1xCg

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Everything in it’s proper time, dear.

  • NorthernSaber

    So our fuckwit of a President is giving codeword intel to the fucking Russians and that fucking usless Hannity is ALSO yapping about how Miss (Mussolini) USA is being bullied by liberals! Nice fucking priorities, moron!

  • Count Awesome

    It’s like a kindergarten drama class putting on their own version of “House of Cards”.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Either that or “Seven Days in May” as done by The Three Stooges.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Just wait ’til you see their “Dr. Strangelove.”

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    I’ve been giving this one a lot of play these past few months:

    https://youtu.be/DblvhECdws0

  • bookish

    “This is really the nightmare scenario for the intelligence community,” Ned Price, a former CIA officer and member of the National Security Council staff under former President Barack Obama, told MSNBC.

    Eliot Cohen, another Bush-era State Department official and professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, called the report “appalling.”

    “If accidental, it would be a firing offense for anyone else,” Cohen tweeted. “If deliberate, it would be treason.”

    • Joe Beese

      David Gergen said anyone else would be heading to prison for it.

      • Fuck man, if Obama even shared the oval office alone like that and pushed out our press but allowed ours they would be howling for his head.

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Howling, nothing…they’d probably storm the building.

          • Pisto75666

            Storm the building WHILE ripping Michelle and the girls from their beds and marching them outside. On live television at that.

  • theblackdog
    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      no like butter emails

      • C4TWOMAN

        They’re really messy and gunk up the computer for days.

  • Picabo

    Can we bring back the noun quisling?

    • please

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      He’s much worse than a quisling. Mitch McConnell is a quisling. Trump is a traitor, straight up.

    • HogeyeGrex

      I’ve been rolling the words “fifth column” around a lot lately.

    • vivian

      Indeed, but henceforth rebranded as “trumping”.

  • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

    Another Trump screwup for everyone who could do something about it to ignore. Who’s intel service just cut us off? Israel or Iraq? Maybe even Turkey?

    • AOTK

      • DrBigHead

        If they are smart, and they most certainly are, none of them will trust us until the lot of them are gone.

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        Actually true. Who will trust us not to endanger their people after this?

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Pakistan, even the Germans.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      At this point about the only intel we are likely to get from allied intelligence services is the menu changes at Starbuck’s and maybe not even that.

    • Rotisserie Teal

      All good guesses. I’d add Jordan to that as well as Egypt or one of the gulf states.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • OrdinaryJoe

    Apparently Washington Post story tonight on the leak by Trumputin broke the internet.

    Reminds of 1973 when I was living in DC and every copy of the evening WaPo was sold by 3:30. Good times.

    • Dazza

      I used to cut school to watch the Watergate hearings.

      • disqus_rtodtp4unH

        Me too, it was a different world back then. People seemed much more intelligent and engaged in the reality that was being exposed on a daily basis. Now they just deflect and dub anything that challenges their worldview fake news.

  • Count Awesome

    I could have sworn that all this would be irrelevant by now because Trump would have bombed the shit out ISIS on day one.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    So, are all, as in *every* GOPer bigwig, either Kompromat or in the pay of the SVR?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Intelligence_Service_(Russia)

    If they continue to cover up for Trump’s Treason, I think it’s the only possibility.

    • I dunno about directly, but until they get those tax cuts he is not goin anywhere- cause they will need someone to blame, when the time comes, and their base is bleeding, now that there is no Black Guy.

    • C4TWOMAN

      You’re going to have a mix of the complicit, in the know but keeping heads down and the fools not in the know, trusting the party to take care of them. It’s kinda like the mafia–even those who aren’t guilty can’t afford to rock the boat or they’ll be fitted up before you can say “what size of cement shoes?”

  • PBS Guy:
    He was boasting about the laptop intel and might have “overstepped”

    GODDAMNIT PBS

    • shivaskeeper

      Overstepped? Fucking overstepped?

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH YOU FUCKING TWATS.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      “Hitler had some ideas about the Jews and might have overstepped”
      “The Titanic was definitely skirting the iceberg, but might have overstepped”
      “Genghis Khan was just boasting about stuff and might have overstepped, but on horseback”

      • Rotisserie Teal

        Actually Genghis Khan “over Steeped”….

        I’ll let myself out

        • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

          That’s a great joke, but it should actually be Genghis Khan “over Steppe-d” and I still bow down to your brilliance. Meanwhile, I think it might have been Earl Grey who “over Steeped” OH HAHAHAHA I”ll be here all week.

          • Rotisserie Teal

            Yes. Danged auto correct messing up my puns.

            Thank you kindly.

    • DrBigHead

      Can’t be seen as critical of the admin, or there goes the funding….

  • Thurman Munster IV

    Death! (with votes) to asshole Republicans who won’t put country before party. Kill! Their political careers.

  • SadDemInTex
  • Joe Beese

    “On strategy and tactics, most Republican members of Congress will likely give the President a wide berth, but on mistakes or issues that don’t appear to be based on some bigger strategy, I think those same members of Congress will begin to speak out,” said one senior Republican House member granted anonymity to speak candidly. “The sharing of classified information to the Russians clearly falls into the second bucket. There is a honeymoon period, but on issues like this, if the honeymoon isn’t over yet, it will be soon.”

    That sentiment was echoed by a prominent GOP consultant I spoke to who asked not to be named to offer a candid assessment of Trump and congressional Republicans.

    “The question for Republicans is whether this is the straw that breaks the camel’s back,” said the source. “Forty percent approval is not the issue; an erratic, rudderless, leaderless White House is.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/15/politics/trump-russia-lavrov/index.html

    • forty percent approval….from like March?
      Go home, GOP, yer drunk and if all his other treason did not bother you, we won’t let you pretend this one does.

      • Pisto75666

        They can share the same leaky boat with Mika and Joe, as far as I’m concerned

        • Three Finger Salute

          Mika’s dad is a scary dude. Famous for the quote, “It is easier to kill a million people than to control a million people.”

          • Pisto75666

            WOWWWW. Their holiday dinners must be REALLY fun.

    • HogeyeGrex

      I think those same members of Congress will begin to speak out,” said one senior Republican House member granted anonymity to speak candidly.

      They can’t not be hypocritical for three fucking minutes. What was that line yesterday about Irony hanging herself in a cheap motel?

      Alright, asshole. Speak. Out.

      yeesh.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I’ll believe it when I see it. Talk is cheap, Walnuts and Miss Lindsey are great at it. But action is a whole nother thing. And as long as ZEGS and the Turtle hold the reins of power in congress, I don’t see any Republicans sticking their necks out.

  • Jesse

    The republicans weaponized stupid… and pointed it in the wrong direction.

    • Roni Raven

      At us.

      • Dazza

        At all of us, around the world.

    • Count Awesome

      When it blew up in their faces they all could have sworn they were getting superpowers.

  • calliecallie

    It feels wrong to even post this on the heels of that post there, but watching the sportsball with calliecallie jr. tonight and after his Wizards (Hogwarts) lost, he said “If I was in a room with Kelly Olynyk and Donald Trump, and I had a gun, I would shoot Olynyk and beat Trump to death with the butt of the gun”…with votes. Hyperbole. You have to know this kid. And with votes. But the fact that he dislikes Trump ALMOST as much as he dislike Olynyk makes me smile. With votes, okay?

  • Poor Spicey. Just heard he FINALLY found some good spin on the Comey thing and now this.

  • TheLocNar

    At least with Nixon, we had a few admirable Republicans. Not anymore. None of them are going to save us.

    • we really didn’t. They all seemed to hold on as long as possible until there was just too much evidence in the public eye. THEN they piously decreed from their high horses.
      We haven’t had an admirable Republicans willing to save the country since Dwight.

      • HorseChestnut

        I carry an Eisenhower commemorative stamp in my wallet. No, really.

        • Dwight was a weird blend of progressive in inter-relations and regressive in outer relations.
          He’s hard to pen down adequately, really.

          • shivaskeeper

            Think of him as a military progressive.

          • HorseChestnut

            That’s one of the reasons I admire him as a leader. He had his own mind about things, and that mind seemed largely sane, intelligent, and well-meaning. I don’t always agree with him, but I see him as an honest man who tried his best for the common good.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Rockefeller. Javitz. There have been a few. All gone lo these many decades, though.

        What we have now is not a political party. It is a pathogen.

  • Spurning Beer

    In brain functioning, the highest level of cortical activity is mainly inhibitory. It’s not performing active functions, it’s coordinating which functions are inhibited in order to let others predominate, like the conductor in front of an orchestra. In dementia and in ADHD, this cortical inhibition is weak, and the result is called “disinhibition.” Yes, that sounds like Bannon’s bullshit about “de-operationalizing,” but it’s a real thing.

    The upshot is that Donald can’t help himself. Between his ADHD and his incipient dementia, he literally can’t help himself. He’s going to fire somebody on
    a whim, he’s going to admit to obstruction of justice to Lester Holt, and he’s going to brag to the Sergeys about his terrific intelligence gathering. In another month, he’ll be whipping out Little Donald in the Oval Office in front of Ivanka. He fucking can’t help himself.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Yes, this, exactly. And hopefully at some point it will become too much, and even the tools of Congress will have to say enough. Maybe they won’t, though–but maybe he’ll resign in tears. (Then, will say the next day “he was just joking” and he wants the job back” but it’ll be too late, except for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell who will argue “sometimes words are spoken in haste, he’s only human.”)

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      If ONLY there had been some indication he isn’t mentally competent BEFORE the election.

      • Didn’t Maya say something about believing someone when they tell you what they are the first time?

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          I believe she did. But she had a Vagina, so we pay her no mind.

    • C4TWOMAN

      This is theorized to be at play in the impulsive behavior of many NPDs and Borderlines. I think privilege is a factor. Most functioning NPD/BPD learn to concentrate enough to not piss off their bosses, stay out of jail, etc. It’s only when they’re in situations they think they can get away with it, they completely lose control.

      Trump has always strived to put himself at the top of the pecking order. So yeah, I’d say half of it is impulse , the other half is a lifetime of habits where he’s never had to TRY to control himself.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Ugh…my DDO guildies just guilt tripped me.

    I’m such a shitty guild member.
    I haven’t played in almost a year.

    Kinda put gaming on the back burner. Especially after the election.
    Just don’t have the heart for it right now.

    • Stulexington

      Dude which server? I play from time to time and would love to actually have friends in the game.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Orien.
        The guilds I’m in are Winter Is Coming and Crusade.
        Tell ’em Brewtolomus sent ya. If they give ya a hard time tell the guild leaders to text me, I’ll set ’em straight.

        I also have my own (and very neglected) guild on the Ghallanda server. It’s the Ne’er-do-well Social Club.
        We have a tiny, tiny airship. and hardly anyone from Orien goes there anymore.

        • Stulexington

          Cool, I think my elf 2wf that I need to readjust is still there. (yes, she’s that old)

          • MynameisBlarney

            Don’t be so hasty to readjust.
            I’ve got a 3rd or 4th life toon that is a Deep Gnome Rogue Assassin.
            A 2wf fucking bad ass.
            It started out as a Lvl 1 Wizard with a Rogue build, then I used a Lesser reincarnation thingy to make him a straight up rogue assassin build.
            He’s also got 2 arti and two ranger past lives
            So, yeah…he’s kinda awesome.
            Not as much as my rogue mechanic though.
            Last time I played, there was no trap or secret door he could not find and disable.
            Even in over-level quests.

          • Stulexington

            yeah, the character I was thinking of has a bunch of rogue levels and with the new streamlining pure is better but it’s even worse. My main on that server is an old arcane archer so I have to figure out how to scrub the level of wizard, either go with fighter or rogue or find another heart stone to scrub the wizard level and then pick something to go with.

            Agreed about the mechanic awesomeness too, it’s been one of the main reasons I haven’t dusted off my arcane archer.

          • MynameisBlarney

            AA’s in FOTW mode are fucking AWESOOOOME!

            When they crit, they crit for like 30k, easy. And with Many-Shot AND Adrenaline Overload…HOLYFUCKINGSHIT.

            You can clear a room.
            My 1st lifer AA can solo just about anything.
            It’s all about the build and the gear.
            Multiple reincarnations are cool, but not really necessary to kick ass, IMHO, anyway.

          • MynameisBlarney
  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
  • Jesse

    I should have bought stock in booze.

    • Major_Major_Major

      I stocked up on booze, that’s kind of the same, right?

      • Jesse

        They better not kill obamacare, we’re all going to need liver transplants before this is over.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Hannity suggesting the press have to submit questions in advance for briefings and not be allowed to ask questions outside approved topics. Because that is clearly the problem here…

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      All part of “How to become a dictatorship” – Step 272…

    • Someone needs to ask Hannity “What part of Free Press are you not getting here?”

    • boyblue122

      Maybe just dont apply for the job if it seems that hard

    • Stulexington

      Yes, this is exactly what a free press looks like, except the opposite of that.

    • Bemused

      Aren’t these supposed to be the people who love every literal word of the Constitution? Because I don’t think that would be cool with the Founding Father gods.

  • Panika MCD

    I want to stay up all night with this, but I have TX House Pub Ed at 8 am. boo. (on the bright side, the TX lege has located its bipartisan pants and it’s FUCK YOU, FREEDUMBS CACAS! fingers and are using both. (full update on open tread.) they also have somehow gagged the Bettencourt.

    please tell me I will wake up to not another “how am I not dead already?!” announcement before I turn on West Wing.

    • yay Texas!

      • Panika MCD

        (I think they’re also done with the Governor’s bullshit. you heard he signed the “sanctuary cities” ban on a FacePlant live post? like he carried his racist water all through the lege all by himself without even burning himself this time–so not sorry. I had sympathy at the time, not now.)

        • I find it very hard to find sympathy for the I got mine fuck you crowd

          • Panika MCD

            I had sympathy after he sued the shit out of EVERYONE because his GAWD dropped a tree branch on him and then was a driving force behind tort reform so no one else could do the same thing he did even if it was more than just an act of god. but that was just because I thought it showed true dedication to getting out of the RNC that he did it and then did really well at the Dallas PD memorial because the DPD shootings and Abbott getting 3rd degree burns on his legs happened the same day.

          • …why did you have sympathy for him exercising the very essence of fuck you I got mine? *squint*

          • Panika MCD

            I only had sympathy for him when he was showing no pain while suffering 3rd degree burns.

  • Count Awesome

    “People need to relax, it’s not like Trump tried to give up West Point to the British.”
    –Faux News

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Today I was busy all day, and new “Trump is a disaster” news came out without me even paying attention to him.

    I think I will start just catching up with his messes on the weekend in a condensed session.

    • Count Awesome

      Netflix or Amazon needs to.let you binge watch.

  • Joe Beese

    Today we are facing the very real possibility that the president of the United States poses a clear and present danger to American national security.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/15/15644928/donald-trump-russia-share-intelligence-lavrov-isis-oval-office

    • MynameisBlarney

      Uh…no shit…as does the entire fucking GOP.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        In other news, rain is wet and puppies are cute.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Many days end in a “y”.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            Whoa if true!!!

          • shivaskeeper

            I heard that on the internet.

  • Not to OT and all, but maybe connected,
    Microsquash is literally blaming the NSA for finding the weakness in their shitty code, and then not doing enough for the people who didn’t BUY the patch they provided.

    • Count Awesome

      If they only someone could provide a patch for Trump’s mouth.

      • I am just….yeah.
        It is their fault because our code sucks.
        For real. Which I know in my head means “do not sue us!” and is just covering down on that, but still.

    • Paperless Tiger

      I reckon Trump’s hacker pals had to go back to ransomware after the campaign dark money dried up.

    • jesterpunk

      So what is their excuse for their shitty code the rest of the time?

      • Over and over and over again “But we put out a patch!”

        • jesterpunk

          A month or so after the flaw is used to really screw up windows computers…

          • But we put out a patch and anyway the NSA should be helping more.
            That is literally all the guy had.

        • jesterpunk

          When you say, “I wrote a program that crashed Windows,” people just stare at you blankly and say, “Hey, I got those with the system, for free.”

          -Linus Torvalds

          Q: Why are PCs like air conditioners?

          A: They stop working properly if you open Windows!

          Q: What do you call Windows Multitasking?

          A: Screwing up several things at once!

          http://www.jokes4us.com/miscellaneousjokes/corporatejokes/microsoftjokes.html

          • James

            There is no such thing as bulletproof software, and that includes Linux. Linux gets less attention because it is not used as much by individuals, governments, or businesses.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware#Threats
            (Linux malware threats)

          • C4TWOMAN

            Well that’s true. But it’s also true Linux peeps are on potential problems, like, constantly.

          • James

            My wife spends more time tweaking her Linux computer to make it work than actually using it.

    • shivaskeeper

      The complaint is the NSA found the breach and didn’t tell them so they could possibly exploit it later if needed. That sounds like what a spy agency would do. It was MS’s job to find their own holes and fix them.

      • Serai 1

        I still can’t believe they release their shit bugs and all, and expect the PUBLIC to figure out the solution, which they then appropriate and charge people for. That just boggles my mind. DON’T RELEASE SHIT THAT ISN”T READY FOR USE, YOU FUCKING GOUGING THIEVING ASSHOLES.

        • shivaskeeper

          I thought this was an exploit to XP? Was more than just the XP OS?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Meanwhile Apple is saying “See? This is why we told the Feds to GTFO when they demanded a backdoor in our stuff!”

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I’m so over Microsoft. I can do 90% of what I need with my IPad and a keyboard

  • Three Finger Salute

    Canada FTW! Turns out the idea for those hilarious Where’s Waldo cutouts of Spicer hiding in the bushes came from a schoolteacher in British Columbia!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/05/15/lisa-kadonaga-sean-spicer_n_16620124.html

    Yes, Virginia, there are actually countries that value the creative contributions of teachers, and don’t disparage them as “union thugs” or “overpaid babysitters.” Canada values teachers so much they elected one to the top office. America, meanwhile, elected someone who flunked out of preschool…

    Something tells me Spicey is going to go AWOL from this sinking ship and hide out in a snow drift somewhere in the NWT.

    Myself, I’d prefer to hide somewhere dark and intimate with the Justin Trudeau cutout. :)

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Oh well, I don’t think anything much matters anymore anyway.

    Good Night, all.

    • It matters, because we have those who will have to live with this stuff after us :huggles: Sleep well, Anna!

    • MynameisBlarney

      Stuff still matters Anna.
      It always does.
      And so do you.