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According to the current Running Theory of James Comey popularized by Wonkette (**MUST CREDIT WONKETTE**), he’s a good guy who found himself in an impossible situation and did the best he could. He was juggling Hillary’s emails, Trump’s Russian orgy, rogue agents in his own office, and the electoral college. But James Comey fancied himself the best juggler in the land, so he gamely picked up that stack of plates and threw them up in the air. Now we’re all standing in a pile of broken crockery waiting for the next plate to fall out of the sky and hoping it takes out The Orange Idiot.

But Sally Yates does not throw plates. Sally Yates laces up her boots and does her job, without drama. Every day, for 27 years straight. And if you were watching her interview with Anderson Cooper last night, you probably shed a tear for what might have been if we’d had an FBI director who just followed the rules without turning everything into a highwire acrobatics act.

No Heads Up! No Heads Up! You’re the Heads Up!

Unlike the Clown Car that disgorged itself onto 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this January, Sally Yates is a serious person. When she called White House Counsel Don McGahn on January 26 to say she needed to meet with him THAT DAY, IN THE SCIF, it wasn’t because she wanted to swap cookie recipes. Sean Spicer and Mike Pence were going out on TV to defend Michael Flynn’s honor against those hurtful rumors about his secret Russian love connection. And Sally Yates knew that the story was true, but actually a whole lot worse. Because, not only was Flynn seeing the Russians on the DL, whatever he was doing with them was highly NSFW. So now the National Security Advisor was Vlad’s boytoy, since they could blackmail him whenever they wanted. And while Sally Yates probably didn’t use the word “boytoy,” because she is a dignified adult, she certainly meant McGahn to take what she said seriously. Except Don McGahn is not a dignified adult, so he decided that Russian kompromat was NBD, whatevs.

Later Sean Spicer would repeatedly refer to Yates’s warning to McGahn as a “heads up.”

She had come here, given a head’s up, told us there were materials. And at the same time, we did what we should do. Just because someone comes in and gives you a head’s up about something and says, I want to share some information, doesn’t mean that you immediately jump the gun and go take an action.

I think if you flip this scenario and say, what if we had just dismissed somebody because a political opponent of the President had made an utterance, you would argue that it was pretty irrational to act from that manner. We did what we were supposed to do. The President made, ultimately, the right decision.

An “utterance”???? Sally Yates is not some overgrown frat bro. She is not having any of this “heads up” nonsense. As she told Anderson Cooper,

There was certainly a criminal statute that was implicated by his conduct. […]

There was nothing casual about this.

Don McGahn: WEAK! SAD!


We know that Don McGahn graduated from law school. But we are just wondering if he spent more time practicing with his ’80s cover band than studying. Because at his second meeting with Sally Yates on January 27, Don McGahn actually asked her why the nosy parkers at the DOJ cared if one White House official lied to another one. Like, why even are you here, Mrs. Buttinsky????

So then Sally Yates had to splain to this longhair all over again why, “the NSA is the last person you want to be vulnerable to the Russians.” Or, as she put it to the New Yorker,

We had just gone and told them that the national security adviser, of all people, was compromised with the Russians and that their Vice President and others had been lying to the American people about it. We expected them to act…We expected them to do something immediately.

But Don McGahn, being a political hack, was unable to wrap his mind around a person with integrity just doing the right thing because it was her job. So he decided he would have to see all the underlying documents, because Sally Yates was probably a nefarious Trumphater trying to frame poor, innocent Michael Flynn.

So Sally Yates gave him the receipts on January 30. Which is not “a week later” as Spicer arglebargled at his press briefing. But still, Russia’s bestie Michael Flynn continued to receive classified briefings for another two weeks before being let go for “trust issues.”

Ms. Yates Would Like to Set the Record Straight

In their effort to distract from the Dumpster Fire of Corruption that will eventually devour them all, Republican politicians have taken to shouting “UNMASKING” and “LEAKS” while pointing at random passersby. Sally Yates sees you coming, Ted Cruz, and she does not have time for your bullshit.

The New Yorker story makes clear that Michael Flynn’s name was never “masked” in the first place. Because, “Chill out, Sergei, we’ll get those pesky sanctions lifted in January,” only makes sense if you know that it’s not a phone call with the all-night liquor store deliver guy.

Yates declined to talk about any classified information, including underlying evidence in the Flynn case, but it seems clear that Flynn’s name was not masked in the reports on the phone call that she saw. She said, “I oftentimes would get intel reports that included the name of the U.S. person. Not because I or anybody else had asked for it to be unmasked, but because that intelligence only made sense if you knew who the identity of the U.S. person was, and that’s an exception to the minimization requirements.” In other words, the authors of these intelligence reports included the names, because the reports could not be understood without them. She noted that there was one other common instance in which an American’s name would be included: “If it’s evidence of a crime.”

Yates said that she never made an unmasking request, adding, “This idea that there’s this dramatic unmasking of a name—in my experience, that never happened.”

And NO, Sally Yates did NOT leak to the media like a common White House staffer. Because Sally Yates is a professional, not an arrogant MBA real estate douchebag.

Anderson Cooper asked about reports that Trump responded to her testimony before the Senate by saying, “Watch them start to choke like dogs.” Sally Yates didn’t blink.

I’m not going to dignify that with a response.

Because Sally Yates has discretion. Unlike some people whose aides have to wrestle the phone out of their hands to stop them tweeting out witness intimidation.

No, I’m Not Crying! There’s Just Something in My Eyes. Like a Twig.

The closest Sally Yates came to showing emotion in her interview with Anderson Cooper was when she discussed getting fired by the White House for failing to enforce their ludicrous Muslim Travel Ban. Although she was grateful to receive the letter personally, rather than learning about it from television like James Comey.

Intellectually, I certainly knew it was a possibility. But I’d be dishonest if I didn’t say it felt like a punch in the gut.

I wasn’t looking to be fired, but given the situation, I couldn’t have done anything else and lived with myself…

Resigning would have protected my personal integrity, but would not have protected the DOJ.

So, there you have it. A career civil servant with flawless integrity was replaced by a Jeff Sessions, a demented racist with ties to Russia. And when he had to recuse himself, the Flynn investigation fell into Rod Rosenstein’s lap. God bless America!

[CNN / New Yorker / White House Transcripts]

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  • Villago Delenda Est

    Sally Yates: actual honest-to-FSM American hero.

    Jefferson Fucking Beauregard Fucking Sessions the Fucking Third: Confederate asswipe.

    • Edith Prickly

      Jefferson Fucking Beauregard Fucking Sessions the Fucking Third: Confederate asswipe treasonous asswipe.

      FIFY.

      • Werewolf

        Potato/potahto

  • Total agreement from me. Watched it this morning before work and was deeply impressed

  • Kitty Smith

    I just want these idiots to go away already.

    Fuck Trump. Fuck Sessions, fuck all of them.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Resigning would have protected my personal integrity, but would not have protected the DOJ.

    Hey, all you GOP dipshits! This is what it looks like when you put your country before your own self-interest.

    • BadKitty904

      A pretty clear picture of what a REAL American – versus a Republican – looks like.

  • eggsacklywright

    She make me swoon.

  • msanthropesmr

    What people don’t get is that someone of this integrity and intellect could have easily made much more money in the private sector. The fact that she was working for us, the people, is indicative, regardless of political stripe, how dedicated she was.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It was a calling for Sally Yates, not just a job, or a profession either. Remarkable paragon of integrity and virtue.

      We need more Americans like her.

    • BadKitty904

      Versus the self-serving, criminal Republican homunculus we got…

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Homunculi…

        • BadKitty904

          Well, I was referring to Beau Secession specifically, hence the singular form.

          • Querolous

            The collective noun is jism.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      You mean, “she was a taker who never had a real job,” according to wingnut wisdom (sorry for the oxymoron)

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Nuh uh!!! Being a Real American Patriot means becoming a capitalist, engaging in predatory business practices, and then paying princely sums to lobbyists and congress critters to write laws in your favor, and if that doesn’t work, financing some judges election campaign so he can get you out of any lawsuits. That’s how you serve America.

  • BadKitty904

    An intelligent, articulate American professional vs. Beau Sessions. Kinda an easy pick…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      No effort required.

  • Joe Beese

    Isn’t Flynn clearly the stinking fish head of the Russia corruption? Wouldn’t he, in exchange for 25 fewer years in federal prison, be prepared to burn Trump to the ground? (With testimony?)

    • Lance Thrustwell

      It does kind of look that way! The fact that he’s not coming forward with ass-saving proposals (that we know of) is… interesting. Not sure what to make of it.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Vlad’s minions might have a trans-Atlantic reach. Don’t discount that. These guys make the Tattaglias look like the Brady Bunch.

        • Joe Beese

          “Army Lieutenant General, please to discuss your tomorrow testimony…”

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c7abb05d91f28a0cd03247a8a77a19e1915a70135380f13dde14a97850dab02.jpg

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Yeah, you’re not kiddin’. I’d kind of forgotten about that. Vlad does not fuck around.

          That said, taking out a (even former) high-ranking US official is a whole ‘nother level – act-of-war stuff. Not sure he’s up for that at this stage. Maybe Flynn’s family? Hmm…

        • BadKitty904

          Here’s hoping.

        • eggsacklywright

          Mr. Flynn, would you like a nice cuppa tea?

        • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

          Barzini. IIRC, Tattaglia is a pimp.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      He wants immunity to testify, but I think there’s enough evidence that the intelligence committees told him to eat a rat dick; salted or unsalted.

  • lucidamente

    I still haven’t stopped taking the cold shower I started the day I watched Sally Yates dismantle both Texas senators in the same hearing.

  • Thiazin Red

    What is it with Trump and dogs?

    • Proud Liberal

      He hates them as much as he does people.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I’m sure the feeling is mutual.

      • PubOption

        So W. C. Fields would think that Trump can’t be all bad?

    • BigCSouthside

      He basically thinks of dogs as vermin I think. It’s his “you’re the lowest of the low” insult.

    • GoutMachine

      Seriously. Anyone who hates dogs that much isn’t someone who can be trusted.

      I’m sure we’ll find out that he tortured puppies as a child.

      • TJ Barke

        Would not remotely surprise me.

    • Marion in Savannah

      He may have been treated like a priest I knew way back when was… He was a smarmy, oleaginous piece of work. One evening Mr. MinS and I were having dinner with friends in NYC who had a lovely, lovely black lab. Said priest dropped by, and we were sitting around being polite when the dog (who didn’t have a mean bone in his body) calmly walked over and bit the priest on the ankle. No growl, no raised lip, just sauntered over an bit him. Not hard, you understand, just enough to make a point. Always trust a dog’s judgment about people..

    • Suttree

      Every living thing on the planet hates him. I’m sure plants wilt when he walks by.

      • Amy!

        Sing along!

        “Why’s the sun cloud’ly disappear
        Every time you are near?”

    • HarpyLibtart

      Apparently he’s very paranoid about cleanliness – he says that’s why he likes fast food, because the hygiene standards are consistent (oh Donnie, if you only knew).
      Not to mention the fact that even sweet fuzzy lovebuckets like dogs wouldn’t be able to find something to like about him.

  • Mary Sandoras
    • Proud Liberal

      Yes! The fun is beginning!

      • Mary Sandoras

        About time.

        • Proud Liberal

          Better late than never, that’s for sure.

    • Joe Beese

      “I hope he’ll accept our invitation.”

      And I hope you’ll subpoena his ass if he doesn’t.

      • Mary Sandoras

        Since it was Comeys idea, I think he”ll accept.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          He’s ready to roast some Donald alive on the spit.

          • Mary Sandoras

            Should I have red or white wine with a roast?

          • Marion in Savannah

            Depends on the meat. Is this red meat or long pig?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            A vintage Thunderbird bottled last week should be appropriate.

          • Mary Sandoras

            It’s pig. No doubt about it.

        • Lamashtar

          Supposedly, he wants to be subpoenaed.

    • schmannity

      Bring out the MOAB or Holy Hand Grenade.

      • Mary Sandoras

        Bring AOT K.

      • eggsacklywright

        More kablooie, please.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “…and the number of the counting shall be three, no more, no less.”

        • dslindc

          Five is right out!!!

  • GoutMachine

    First of all, FSM bless Ms. Yates, and all peace be unto her.

    Second of all, this is the shit that idjut ‘Merkins don’t understand. You’re not just voting for some “funny” guy who says things to make you feel wet in your wherevers. You’re voting for an entire government apparatus. And we need the government apparatus to, like, work.

    • schmannity

      And also with you

    • Lance Thrustwell

      May she be coated in His blessed marinara.

      • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

        R’amen!

    • Suttree

      Fucking Turnip didn’t even understand that! How would his followers have a clue? He thought that the White House staff was staying on with him.

  • schmannity

    Did I say best people? That was when I was a candidate. Now that I’m the President, I really meant worst people.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Was it that Palin was too competent or incompetent for this bunch?

      • jodyleek

        I heard a funny new name (well, new to me) for Sister Sarah:
        Lady Blah Blah.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Graham Chapman walks out and says “stop this sketch, it is silly.”

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Yes

    • TJ Barke

      Yeah, you can’t expect our real product to be the same as advertised!

      • schmannity

        Contents may settle during shipment.

        • TJ Barke

          Caveat emptor!

  • Turgid Love Skwerl

    Trump: No politician in history was treated worse

    Poor snowflake. I can name dozens that were, but you go on with your pity party.

    • Joe Beese

      He probably doesn’t know who Mussolini was.

      But to boil it down to the single bullet point format that Donald favors: when they buried that head of state, he didn’t have a face left.

      • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

        And to further boil it down to the single bullet point: Lincoln

      • Eo Raptor

        Or Nelson Mandela.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “It’s true. No one has ever used fewer exaggerations than me.”
      — Donald Trump

    • jodyleek

      “No politician in history was treated worse.”
      Uh, Abe Lincoln, JFK. McKinley and Garfield disagree.

      • Querolous

        Even St. Raygun got shot.

    • Sophia

      Sez the man who just found out Lincoln was a Republican. It’s not like he knows history

    • Jenny

      JFK was shot in the head over his agenda. That seems a lot worse than mean tweets.

  • wbjethro

    Oh, Don! FYI, just a “heads up.” Nothing important but your wife is cheating with the mailman. Just thought you should know. — idiot!

    • Thaumaturgist

      No gold to dig with a mailman

      • Celtic_Gnome

        It’s not gold the mailman possesses that caught her attention.

  • Ninja0980
    • GoutMachine

      Oh fuck right off. Let me introduce you to this man, who not only got treated worse (and for no reason) but is your better in literally every fucking way:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fff696d682a764f460e521d2f010bb37ee2bd10752a8c7914a5efc30901fa190.jpg

    • Marceline

      He lives in an alternate universe just like his cult. Which is why we should stop trying to reach them.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      He’s so used to people kissing his ass cause he’s rich and they think they can get something from him. The only thing we want from him is gone.

  • schmannity

    But Beauregard Keebler is not soft on voter fraud, immigration, or human comfort!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I only tried to surround myself with yes men. Not my fault if some of them were da men.”
    — Donald Trump

  • Chadwells
    • snark-lurker

      woof!

      • eggsacklywright

        Such smart. So beauty.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    She came at him like a bitch.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Sally Yates tried to get me in a SCIF once, but I told her ‘mother’ wouldn’t approve. I prayed long and hard after that close call, let me tell you.”
    — Mike Pence

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      Only nothing was hard, if you know what I mean.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Probably nothing that long, either?

  • schmannity

    Since he did such a good job in his prior testimony on Comedy Central, I hope the Senate calls Gilbert Gottfried as a witness against Trump.

  • canes_pugnaces

    If my friends here haven’t, I highly recommend the Dutch doc on Trump and his connections to corrupt Russian/Israeli money. Some of it is a stretch, most of it is straight ahead. We have a serious criminal as president. Which, apparently, is good for the GOP — so long as they get to screw brown and poor people for good.

    • tomamitai

      I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Israelis gave Donnie bad intel just to see if he’d blab it to the Russkis.

      • canes_pugnaces

        Watch the film… you make take a different tack.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        They gave him some great footage of the latest developments in the Israeli space program:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUnSGz8vW0U

    • eggsacklywright

      Where can we find it?

  • BadKitty904

    OT: Thanks, GOP/Russia!

    Newest Fragile States Index Finds U.S. Becoming More Vulnerable to Social, Political Pressures
    The Fund for Peace’s Analysis of the Data Showed Conditions in the U.K. Following Brexit Presented Early Warning Signs of Current Blowback in the U.S.
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/newest-fragile-states-index-finds-us-becoming-more-vulnerable-to-social-political-pressures-300457126.html

  • janecita

    OT, but isn’t a little strange that Trump is bringing both first “ladies” on his first foreign trip? Wtf is this, a family vacation?

    • Mr. Blobfish

      They need to scope out a spot for Trump Tower Tel Aviv.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Trump Tower Mecca is going to be yooge!

        • snark-lurker

          right on top of it! classy

      • Spurning Beer

        He has also heard they have an extremely popular wall in the Old City, where Jews come to pray and deliver Post-It notes to G*d.

    • tomamitai

      Maybe he’s going to defect? One could hope.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Quit playing games with my heart…

    • Suttree

      Every other time Turnip gets on a plane it’s for a vacation. The rest of the family just got jealous.

      • Sophia

        Will he be back in time from this trip to golf at Trump National on the weekend or is he flying back for 1 day?

        • Suttree

          He is looking to open Trump Jerusalem golf course. Great views of the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock.

    • Vincent Ricola

      And it’s only going to cost us a hundred bazillion dollars to keep them safe while traveling the Middle East.

    • ariel_gee_398

      He wants to show off how obedient his wife is while Ivanka handles the family grifting.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Ivanka has always been the Christie Brinkley to my Chevy Chase.”
      — Donald Trump

    • Bebecca

      eye candy as a distraction from his incoherent message?

    • ColumbusLib

      They are for damage control.

  • Edith Prickly

    I predict that history will note Yates’ first meeting with McGahn as the Trumpenistas’ “all right, you covered your ass” moment ( Dubya’s response to the pre-9/11 briefing warning that al-Qaeda was planning another US attack.)

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I wanna see Kutchner’s ass in the dock. Through his smug ass in Leavenworth, with the rest of them.

    • snark-lurker

      “through”–nice work, Mister. hard to visualize it but interesting concept

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Autophil stryks agin

    • Mumen Rider Justice CRASH!

      I dunno, I liked him in “Dude Where’s my Car” and that 70’s show. “The Ranch” is bad, but I don’t think he deserves prison for it.

      • Spurning Beer

        But remember the way he treated poor Demi Moore.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Completely OT but Mariah Carey’s cleavage is something that is true and good in this world. I think we could all use some more of that.*

    * True and good things in general, I mean.

  • Vincent Ricola

    These corrupt dirtbags don’t even understand the daily running of the government, much less a stellar career employee like Sally Yates.

    They really are trying to run their administration like a shitty business that lays off the people who spent the last 20 years making it into a success in favor of the cheaper idiot option.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      You give them too much credit. They aren’t remotely trying to run an administration. Trump’s just doing whatever preschool idea he has in the moment, and the others are obeying their ultra-rich masters, or the Russians. P.s. Episode two of “The President”–HILARIOUS (he goes to visit preschoolers, has no idea what you do with children, tries to teach them to build corrupt buildings, then gets completely caught up with their games and refuses to leave until the end of the day and has a screaming tantrum and has to be dragged out by Pence).

  • Edith Prickly

    I truly want the Republican party to die by votes over this. I want their majorities decimated in the mid-term elections, I want Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to get primaried the next time their seats come up and lose bigly if they hang onto their nominations. I want the entire GOP to reek of Trump’s loser stank for the next couple of generations, if they last that long. They have a LOT to answer for.

    • Wild Cat

      I want to make these fucking traitors watch every fucking Adam Sandler film for their transgressions!

      • Marion in Savannah

        Isn’t that against the Geneva Conventions?

        • CogitoErgoBibo

          I think even Amnesty International might make an exception, here.

        • Thaumaturgist

          No. It does not violate the Geneva Convention. The Geneva Convention was signed in 1949. Adam Sandler wasn’t even born until 1966. Not even John McCain thinks that making people watch Adam Sandler movies violates the Geneva Convention.

        • Al Swearengen

          Just “Jack and Jill” then.

      • Edith Prickly

        While eating canned clams STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAN.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          You monster!

        • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

          With Brad!

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Brad would nevar!!!!!!

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            One never knows about Brad. He’s unpredictable.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            Brad would. Trust me.

        • puredog

          Straight out of a COMPROMISED CAN!

      • Vincent Ricola

        Except Happy Gilmore because they don’t deserve Shooter McGavin!

      • Spurning Beer

        Whoa, whoa, whoa. You mean Adam Sandler films with votes, don’t you?

      • eggsacklywright

        Maybe except for that one with Emily Watson, because I’d watch her in just about anything.

    • Bebecca

      I want Trump to be publicly humiliated and I want to see his breakdown. I want to see Javanka wrap a blanket around his shoulders and lead him off camera.

      • goonemeritus

        After the impeachment, after the public disgrace, after every elected Republican in and out of office repudiates him he will still be on Twitter bragging about his electoral college margin of victory.

        • GoutMachine

          A punishment worse than jail for him would be to ban him from Twitter.

          • Fancy Meau-Faux

            Or sending him on a ten day silent retreat.

          • Lamashtar

            In jail he would be banned from twitter.

            But he will still be telling other inmates like Bernie Madoff about his gigantic electoral victory.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          I don’t think you’re allowed to twitter from prison.

    • GoutMachine

      That, and some jail time would be nice also too.

    • yyyaz

      100% agree. BUT, with more filthy lucre in fewer hands than any deity you could name could ever have imagined, they will still have the ways and means to corrupt enough hacks to fuck us over to infinity and convince the braying masses it’s all for their own good.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Is the political center starting to shift, WaPo link?

    ‘I think we’re in impeachment territory,’ says David Gergen, former aide to Nixon and Clinton

    “I was in the Nixon administration, as you know, and I thought after watching the Clinton impeachment I’d never see another one,” Gergen told host Anderson Cooper. “But I think we’re in impeachment territory now for the first time.”

    Cooper asked: “Really?”

    “I think that obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Nixon that brought him down,” Gergen responded. “Obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Bill Clinton, which led to his indictment in the House.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1a6ab95d809fc11e0961875cb351285520d7710bf02169984b524a6f283beffe.jpg

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Yeah, but the “Obstruction of Justice” charge against Clinton was a perjury trap set up over a fuckin’ blow job.

      • snark-lurker

        a distinction w/o a differnce(?)

      • Joe Beese

        As an attorney, he ought to have been familiar with his Fifth Amendment privilege.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          It was that arrogance thing again. Bill Clinton actually had reason to believe he was the smartest guy in the room, but it didn’t help him.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Aye, Bill took exactly the wrong attitude into that room.

    • Joe Beese

      You would need a screenshot of Gergen saying this to get the full effect.

      His eyes were kind of bulging, like “I can’t even.”

  • Joe Beese

    Get the extra cheese, girl. You earned it.

    https://twitter.com/xychelsea/status/864882702234923008

  • Latverian Diplomat

    CNN has gotten so left wing. Shouldn’t they have given equal time to Flynn’s travel agent for balance?

    “Look I don’t know why Flynn went to Russia so often, but all those trips put my kids through college, so in my book, he’s a great guy!”

    • ariel_gee_398

      They would have, but they couldn’t find a Russian translator to interpret for the travel agent on such short notice.

    • Proud Liberal

      Maybe Lawrence O’Donnell will go to CNN since MSNBC just shit on him.

  • Persistent Demme

    OT:
    Hey all you crazy Wonketters!
    I’ve missed you!
    Just back from “The Great Demme Apology Tour of Oz.”
    They think they have problems, (and they do), but they do not compare with the fresh Hell we get everyday with Cheeto Benito.
    I assured everyone from a dignified 82 yr. old guide I talked to at a church, to a radical young woman fundraising for “Sea Shepherd,” that a lot of us are doing everything we can to get that idiot out of office.
    Do you think the noose is tightening?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Depends if the Rethugs find their patriotic balls, which seem to have been subjected to the Joni Ernst treatment.

    • Wild Cat

      “Do you think the noose is tightening?”

      Only during his auto-erotic rope session each day at 3:25 p.m.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        His trusts will take longer to untangle than Michael Hutchence’s…

    • Spurning Beer

      It’s not a noose as such, just a necktie made in China, with a 4-in-hand knot. Fortunately, it’s long enough to reach a tree limb. And yes, it’s tightening.

    • Suttree

      Welcome home! They are braiding their own rope as we speak.

  • Chadwells

    OT: As a condition of my NDA I can’t say much.

    What I can say is this…..Andy Gipson is a fucking cunt. He’s just a despicable and disgusting excuse for a man and a human.

    • I think that is on topic.

    • Lamashtar

      I googled “Andy Gipson awful” to see what you’re talking about and my goodness, he is indeed an awful human being.

      • Chadwells

        Stay tuned….when the terms of my NDA expire, I’m going to unload on him!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    I wasn’t looking to be fired, but given the situation, I couldn’t have done anything else and lived with myself…

    This is what integrity looks like, Republicans! Take a long, long look.

    “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”

    • Proud Liberal

      Republicans’ heads are so far up Mercer’s, Kochs’, Adelson’s asses, they don’t care a hoot about honor or reputation.

      • mardam422

        Can’t care about something you sold years ago, if you ever had it.

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Plus, it’s dark up there and you cain’t see a damn thing.

    • “Character is what you are in the dark! Where are we going? PLANET TEN! When are we going there? REAL SOON!”

  • chascates
    • Shut the fuck up Donnie Jr., you’re out of your element!

    • Suttree

      “I didn’t say that stupid thing I said! You said it!”

    • Lamashtar

      This is why I sometimes endorse people offering lameass excuses for bad conduct that people aren’t sure happened. Because the really stupid people think it excuses them so they confess.

      Example:

      Leaker: He told the Russians secrets!
      White House Staff: He didn’t do it.
      Trump on Twitter: I did it.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Remember the days 6 months ago when White House staff, Cabinet members, and DOJ attorneys were dedicated public servants, not family members, clueless rich corporate shills, or political hacks? It seems like forever now.

    • GoutMachine

      It was a simpler time.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        OK, time to get on that midnight train to Georgia.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        The olden days

  • Proud Liberal
    • GoutMachine

      Psst. Paul. If you get Drumpf and Pence impeached, YOU get to be Preznit!

      • CindyinEncinitas

        He’ll be going down with them, I reckon.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Uh, because it would compromise an ongoing investigation? Because who was he supposed to report it to? You certainly didn’t seem to care, Mr. Speaker.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Hi, I’m the ZEGS and I have all the native intelligence of a potted plant.”

      • Shoto

        Potted plant libelz!

    • Thiazin Red

      Thats always the next step whenever a new scandal comes up.

      1. Deny it happened.
      2. Admit that it is totally true, but we should ignore it because reasons.
      2. Obama! Hillary!

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Hey, Speaker Ryan: how do you know that he HASN’T taken action, henngh?

    • SERIOUSLY PAUL FUCKING RYAN???? SERIOUSLY????

    • Comey’s next memo should be about the time he told the Speaker of the House about the president pressuring him to drop the investigation

    • Dave Wayne

      G-men make raid on WH and arrest Capo Littlefingers. Paul Ryan just defines shitty douchebaggery-ooooh, that’s a nasty image.

    • Apple Scruff

      Every time he utters another ridiculous word of support for Trump (which is every day now), I believe even more that he is balls deep in the Russian money laundering story . It just makes sense.

  • La forza del resistino

    I missed the patented Cooper eyeroll. Oh, that’s right, he was speaking with an honest person.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Selective sexism

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    “all-night liquor store deliver guy”

    This is a thing? Why didn’t anyone tell me?

    • Marion in Savannah

      Back about 65 years ago the liquor store down the street in NYC used to deliver, and not only that would cash checks if you needed some cash and didn’t make it to the bank during the day. Those days, alas, are long gone.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      a store in chicago used to deliver, and i suppose if the local liquor sales laws are loose – as with chicago’s 4 am last call – it would be close to all night.

    • Suttree

      In the French Quarter there was a place that delivered food, booze, and smokes 24/7 if you lived in the immediate area.

    • Mavenmaven

      Now it is only tampered with pizza that gets delivered all night. Or maybe I’m watching the wrong movies.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    I really appreciate grown-ups, especially smart, dignified ones, and I miss them when they’re gone. Also too, the contrast between grown-ups and mean/ignorant party hacks is jarring.

  • fawkedifiknow

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Sally Yates could be my new girlfriend (except she certainly doesn’t look or act like someone on eHarmony, for example) and only a fool would mess with someone as cool, calm, collected and badass as her!!

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      I am completely willing to change sides and lesbian-marry her any time.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      I would be content to sex her up occasionally, if she would have me (she would not).

  • Carpe Vagenda

    If there’s nothing else, we get to see a lot of women being heros.

    • Cat Cafe for the Investigation

      That is so gorgeously true.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      That Saturday, when TSA was trying to enforce the Muslim Ban, most of the lawyers that ran to the airports were women.

      • MizzMazz

        Let’s be clear, that was ICE, not TSA. TSA does not have much power to do anything, except keep weapons and explosives off of airplanes.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          FIXED. Wouldn’t it be the info from TSA that led them to their targets? Or did they did that from Customs?

          • MizzMazz

            It would come from Customs/ICE, I think. I don’t know for sure, the whole thing was a cluster fuck from the beginning. I found it heartening to see so many people gathering at major airports to protect people trying to come here, most to their families and their homes, and who really cares what else? The worst terrorism is done by people who are born and live here, IMO (I am in the USA)

        • For some reason i read that as ‘keep watermelons off of airplanes’

          • MizzMazz

            I think watermelon would be fine. Now the watermelons we brought to the Senior Picnic.😋

  • 3FingerPete

    I can’t really find it in my heart to be too harsh on Comey. I don’t like the way he handled the email affair and whatever role it played in delivering unto us President Trump. But I also remember the way he rushed to the hospital intensive care sick bed of John Ashcroft when GWB’s henchmen tried to do an end run around Comey, then Acting AG during Ashcroft’s illness, to get Ashcroft’s blessing for expanded domestic surveillance authority. That was a ball-sy move, despite Jesse Watters calling it being a drama queen last night.

    • Dave Wayne

      Jesus H. Christ, would you people stop saying that!!!! It was 20 fucking years ago and he has been a total repub. douche ever since, so just get the fuck over it.

      • HUH. It is almost as if you are saying someone can’t be your opposition AND someone you think is a basically ok person at the same time.
        Weird, that.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Opposition, not enemy. The purity tests and group think really piss me off.

      • 3FingerPete

        It was 13 years ago. The guy showed he has a spine. Comey is currently providing the framework that may rid us the Trump presidency. But go ahead and piss on his head if it makes you feel better.

      • stubbornirishlass

        The fact that he is a Republican douche is going to help this case in the long run. So there’s that.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    I love her so much.

  • theblackdog

    I really hope her and Comey’s receipts fulfill their intention in exposing the truth of what is going on.

  • 3FingerPete

    Fox News is confirming Comey’s memo. I haven’t seen a newsroom this sad and dejected since Obama’s 2008 election night.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      You almost make me want to go over and watch FauxNoise… I’ll settle for living vicariously through you.

      • 3FingerPete

        Sometimes you have to see it yourself to get the full dramatic effect.

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          Oh, to make a martini from Fox tears.

          • Pisto75666

            Shaken, not stirred. With a twist of lemon.

      • Lamashtar

        My spouse watches it. I’m discovering that the midday shows are closer to factual than the evening shows, which are all screeching or venom that literally makes me feel ill.

        And the “impeachment” word is being pooh poohed, but it keeps coming up! :D

    • Is this math republicans do to make themselves feel better?

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Is the video as much comedy as the Karl Rove Meltdown of 2008?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TwuR0jCavk

      • MizzMazz

        Mmmm, thank you for this.

      • 3FingerPete

        You’re thinking 2012 there. 2008 was when Brit Hume sat slumped in his chair like his favorite dog had just died.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Fixed. Thanks for that.

        • zerosumgame0005

          did he let Huckabee.s son dog sit for him?

    • Me not sure

      If Fox reports it as confirmed, how in the world could it be true? My brain hurts! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7a5a222441fcf8803ba594ee7ca3b209afec25d8cab4fc0d39d0df64941ed3b.jpg

      • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

        It’ll have to come out!

        • BearDeLaOursistance

          Then Me not sure will have to noncomment at Breitbart instead, OMG NO NO NO EWWWWW.

          • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

            The horror. The horror…

        • Me not sure

          I only use it to soak up wine anyway.

  • Ralph Gauer

    Why do Les Pauls cost $5K? Too damn many lawyers.

  • BPMM

    Seems to me that all the individuals who are honest, have integrity, and put country above all else, end up being fired by Trump, while those who have checkered pasts and lie every time their lips move get an appointment to some cushy position in the Trump administration.

    • At least it will be easier to separate the criminals from the not criminals when the time comes
      “did you get fired? Great, have a lovely life!”
      “Did you get fired? Aw sorry mate, it is 10 years at club fed for you!”

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      All the better to blackmail them, the GOP way. Remember Dennis Hastert?

    • chazmanr

      Are you familiar with the saying “Birds of a feather…”?

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    This summed up how I felt during my viewing of the interview last night. Another blot to add to American history. I wonder what my grandkids will make of it.

  • norcalOG

    Atty. Gen. Sessions said he has to go to New Orleans to help Gen. Bureaugard battle Union forces attempting to remove him from the city.
    “I have advised Pres. Davis that I must leave immediately and will return when New Orleans returns to its senses. Until then, may God continue to bless our glorious cause and the Confederate States of America.”

  • whitroth

    Damn. She’s married….

    Yates for VP, 2020?

    • Mystery_Poster

      Right after she was fired, they were talking about her for governor of GA.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Who is choking like a dog?

    A. Sally Yates

    B. Donald Trump

    C. A dog that wanders into the sights of a Huckabee family member?

    • Moar Wordz

      B.C, and on the third day Yates was reborn…

  • kittygrrl

    Sally Yates has more integrity in her little finger than all of the Rump administration. Comey on Capitol Hill is going to be worthy TV viewing; the fireworks are coming early this year. The silence on Twitter from Rump is deafening.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    “Sally Yates is a serious person”

    She seriously makes me want to get in to my bunk. I know she’s serious, but she also makes my bathing suit area tingle. I just have a hunch she’s a quiet, dignified, Southern lady who is a wildcat in bed. Meow!

    • Lamashtar

      I admit I started to giggle in anticipation when I heard her accent. That and integrity and smarts!

    • M.E. Lawrence

      Now, you just stop that! (My husband has also expressed some admiration for Ms. Yates, although in a more staid fashion. He is a tasteful kind of guy when it comes to women.)

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I can’t help myself. I’m not even sure why, since she’s not my type, but she just totally stirs my stuff.

        My sexdar is also telling me that she’s a lady in the living room, and a wildcat in the bedroom. That is an irresistible combination. The love of my life was a doctor who was also gorgeous and sexy as hell. I think that has something to do with my feelings towards Ms. Yates.

  • Ferroequinologist Ron

    If there’s any justice at all, Ms Yates will get her old job back as soon as you guys get a real President again.
    Assuming she wants it.

  • Scooby

    I know the best people but, unfortunately, they know me too.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Sally Yates would make a fine AG for President Warren.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    Where will we ever find a talented, honest, hard working President, once we kick out the one we have, who is none of those things? Is Ms. Yates available?

  • Ally

    Yes! This was the best interview and needs more attention

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