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Last night, at the Reporters’ Witching Hour of 6 p.m. Eastern, came the bombshell Trump-Russia stories we’ve come to expect at that time of the evening: that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had looked far and wide and collected the scattered remains of his reputation and appointed straight-arrow Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, and that the Washington Post had audio transcripts from June 2016 of House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy jes’ wonderin’ if maybe Putin didn’t have then-candidate Trump on his actual-factual payroll. Which makes Ryan’s deer in the headlights, foot on the neck of any investigation very FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO BE PRESIDENT.

Well, we thought that would be it for Wednesday! That was not it for Wednesday. Instead, the New York Times (good on ya!) and McClatchy were racing to see who could blow our brains faster with the news that — all lies to the contrary — the Trump transition had been informed by none other than Mike Flynn himself that he was under federal investigation all the way back before the inauguration … oh, and that the actual literal foreign agent had DQed an attack on ISIS that just happened to go against the policy wishes of his paymaster Turkey.

Oh hrm well huh!

Let us do some excerpts at ya, and then we will do our vaunted Wonkette #analysis! (Our Wonkette #analysis will just be screaming incoherently about liar Mike Pence heading the transition team and going TO JAIL.)

First the Times:

Michael T. Flynn told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.

Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser. The job gave Mr. Flynn access to the president and nearly every secret held by American intelligence agencies.

OK, so maybe “nobody knew nothin” is no longer operative. Is there anything from McClatchy that can dovetail quite nicely with this?

One of the Trump administration’s first decisions about the fight against the Islamic State was made by Michael Flynn weeks before he was fired – and it conformed to the wishes of Turkey, whose interests, unbeknownst to anyone in Washington, he’d been paid more than $500,000 to represent.

The decision came 10 days before Donald Trump had been sworn in as president, in a conversation with President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, who had explained the Pentagon’s plan to retake the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa with Syrian Kurdish forces whom the Pentagon considered the U.S.’s most effective military partners. Obama’s national security team had decided to ask for Trump’s sign-off, since the plan would all but certainly be executed after Trump had become president.

Flynn didn’t hesitate. According to timelines distributed by members of Congress in the weeks since, Flynn told Rice to hold off, a move that would delay the military operation for months. […]

[H]is position was consistent with the wishes of Turkey, which had long opposed the United States partnering with the Kurdish forces – and which was his undeclared client.

So let’s make sure we read that right (we read that right). Flynn, who had secretly taken more than half a million dollars from Turkey — which the Trump transition team, headed by Mike Pence, knew about — didn’t okay an attack on ISIS because Turkey wouldn’t like it. I think if the fez were on the other ayak, we’d be hearing an AWFUL LOT about putting Hillary Clinton IN PRISON.

Oh wait, we are hearing an awful lot about that anyway!

That’s cute. Ann Coulter thinks people still care.

So! Couple few tiny things! Flynn informed Don McGahn, now White House counsel, of the investigation into his Turkey dealings. Flynn also “misled” Mike Pence about his talks with Russia. (The Times is still sticking to that construction.) We don’t know that McGahn informed Pence, head of the transition, about Flynn’s tiny little legal probs. McGahn is also, per all reports, one of the people who advised President Trump to fire the FBI chief who was investigating Flynn’s tiny little legal problems, after President Trump asked him to stop investigating Flynn’s tiny little legal problems. That is just a very good White House counsel, giving very good legal advice that doesn’t constitute obstruction of justice at all!

Does Widener University School of Law have a process in place for refunding tuition?

Meanwhile, as Trump prepares for his Bigly Jerusalem Vacation oh shit BREAKING! Reuters reports that instead of the “zero, none” contacts the Trump campaign had with Russia (besides Jeff Sessions’s two, and Mike Flynn’s four, Carter Page’s trip, Milwaukee Sheriff DAVID CLARKE’S TRIP, Paul Manafort’s entire adult life spent licking Vladimir Putin’s vagina), there were oh, an extra EIGHTEEN MEETINGS WITH RUSSIA, many of which came before Trump was even the GOP nominee.

In January, the Trump White House initially denied any contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. The White House and advisers to the campaign have since confirmed four meetings between Kislyak and Trump advisers during that time. […]

The 18 calls and electronic messages took place between April and November 2016 as hackers engaged in what U.S. intelligence concluded in January was part of a Kremlin campaign to discredit the vote and influence the outcome of the election in favor of Trump over his Democratic challenger, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Members of the House and Senate intel committees are reviewing transcripts of the conversations; there’s an espionage prosecutor, Brandon Van Grack, leading a Virginia grand jury through its paces; US Attorney for Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) Dana Boente, whom President Obama removed from the Justice Department’s order of succession, is issuing subpoenas all over the place, which allows us to air our favorite theory: that Bamz removed Boente because President Trump is a tiny, stupid child, so of course he immediately made Boente the Acting Deputy Attorney General until Rod Rosenstein could be confirmed, which put Boente in charge of Trump-Russia after Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself for being all up in Sergey Kislyak’s butt; and of course this is all just a “witch hunt,” because Mike Flynn and Donald Trump said so.

GOOD MORNING.

[NYT / McClatchy / Reuters]

Wonkette is killing itself over here. MONEY PLEASE!

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  • memzilla Ω
    • schmannity

      Trump’s thumb is in a different orifice.

      • Sakonyachen

        Reference to that orifice is usually reserved for someone with nothing to do. Trump is actually quite busy. Busy fucking everything up past saving, but busy.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Suffer, you worthless sack of treasonous shit.

      Suffer.

    • Shanzgood

      I think this is my new favorite

    • CeeQ

      Massive projection as it turns out, all that “Hillary is a traitor” and “Obama is illegitimate” talk. Always projection.

  • memzilla Ω
    • PubOption

      Scriptwriter, Saturday Night Live, 2017 – date.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Second rate Melissa McCarthy impersonator.

      • schmannity

        Beat me by this much, chief.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          The winds of fate of the Wonketariat!

  • Scooby

    Looks like Flynn stoped the operation that was going to defeat ISIS in 30 days.

  • PubOption

    Flynn didn’t tell the Kurds to stand down, so no problem.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Pence said Flynn misled him about RUSSIA, not TURKEY, so he’s totally innocent. He knew about Turkey but nobody was asking about Turkey.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      As I often comment, they didn’t call him “Congressman Dense” for nothing!

    • AyeDiosDrinko

      Ding ding!

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      “He told me he was just gonna rob the place, not rob the place and shoot the cashier.”

      The defense of every mook up for felony murder.

  • Crystalclear12

    My score card is full. Where do I get more?

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      I got BINGO! What do I win?

      • Crystalclear12

        Double strength schadenfreude.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    President Pence?
    President Pence!
    President Pence.
    No sir… I don’t like the sound of it.
    What comes after Pence?

    • Duke

      Quence?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Ryan…for about five seconds, and then hello President Hatch!

    • La forza del resistino

      A shilling?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Tuppence!

        • FlemmishSpy

          Let’s not Pound this argument.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Shall we just agree to a quid pro quo?

          • FlemmishSpy

            But your reputation is sterling.

          • La forza del resistino

            This thread is going farthing than I expected.

          • elviouslyqueer

            Farthing libel!

            Hee. Fart. Hee.

          • Indivisible Snark Tank

            How far is the thing?

        • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

          Somemoney needs to put a stop to this.

          • Rags

            That’s enough dong jokes.

          • Querolous

            Do you think you can stop me? Yuan who’s army?

        • Skeptical_thinker

          Pence is certainly dollar than most.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      Well, maybe if we are very, very good, Pence will appoint a VP then (having made a deal with the VP) will step down. My choice for the VP is OHJB (the deal is a “meh” for me), but I don’t think we have been good enough.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Pence has one possible choice. Hillary Clinton, the legitimate President of the United States.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Tuppence?

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      a farthing?

    • Alan

      Well, Pence goes to jail, Ryan goes to jail, then we get President Orrin Hatch. If he dies before then we get Tillerson but he goes to jail too. Eventually Bob the dog catcher is president.

      • Monsieur_Grumpe

        Bob!
        2020.

      • I’ve watched a dog catcher doing his dog catching thing. They have to be focused and patient to get the job done. I’m all in for Bob the Dog Catcher being president.

        • Alan

          You make a good point. They also need the brains to outwit a dumb animal which does make them more qualified than this bunch of bozos.

    • eggsacklywright

      SusPense?

  • FlemmishSpy

    It’s too soon to call for impeachment, IMO, unless you want a Gingrich-style jerk off that goes nowhere. A conviction in the senate needs 2/3 majority. I think the Republicans will have to steep in the shit soup of scandalous revelations a bit longer before 20 or so senators will admit they’re being truly fucked.

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      We can wait.

    • Crank Tango

      I’d be happy to let this grind out until midterms.

    • schmannity

      A long, painful roasting at the stake for the GOP is too precious for a quick impeachment.

      • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

        I’ll bring extra marshmallows.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      They’re going to do what Republicans always do, bullshit the yokels and think they can get away with it. If the Dems hammer them with this in the midterms good and proper, they’ll see the light when their poll numbers go in the crapper, but, by then, it’ll be too late to do anything to salvage their jobs.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      ‘Member 2006, when Bush was so graphically incompetent that they lost both houses and a bunch of states?

      Of course, we elected a black president, and the dems sat on their hands in 2010, and everything righted itself.

  • Stulexington

    So the Turkish spy confessed to being a spy to one of the many Russian spies who didn’t pass it on to the only guy who was too big a douche bag for the Russians to make a spy (Pence). It’s so crazy it’s actually plausible.

    • Duke

      Russia shouldn’t have sent that woman spy.

  • La forza del resistino

    Will new first lady, Mrs Pence, fire all the female WH household staff for reasons?

    • eggsacklywright

      And install lots of new closets for her hub.

  • Duke

    A “witch hunt” is what the Benghazi!!! investigation was.

    Can someone with a tweeter help the moran out on that one?

    • Stulexington

      There’s no helping him at this point.

      • TundraGrifter

        He could put his Administration out of its misery. If this was a heavyweight fight it would have been stopped by now. Or if it was a Little League game (probably a much better analogy) the Mercy Rule would have been invoked.

        • Stulexington

          I don’t see him resigning, he’s in too deep, both financially and mentally. I see him locking himself in the Oval Office and expecting his private security/army to repel the Secret Service.

          • georgiaburning

            Like the warden in Shawshank Redemption??? Dare to dream, but I doubt it.

    • TundraGrifter

      Which hunt? There are so many scandals to keep track of.

  • Randy Riddle

    Before this is over, our President will wind up being Ethel Shroake of 393A High Street, Leytonstone.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rvryuNwY1xY/T-trS63G5dI/AAAAAAABG44/KNFD-7_fs3A/s1600/BedSittingRoom%2B%252875%2529.jpg

    • The Wanderer

      I award you ten internets for a reference to “The Bed-Sitting Room.”

      • eggsacklywright

        One of my favorite movies.

      • Randy Riddle

        “Do you want it privately or on the National Health?”
        “I want it privately on the National Health.”

        • The Wanderer

          “I had a lonely childhood. My mother got me on the National Health! She had an obliging doctor . . . errahum.”

      • eggsacklywright

        “Good evening. I am the BBC.”

  • Villago Delenda Est

    “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”

  • schmannity

    So, Trump fired Flynn when Flynn refused to cut him in on that greasy Turkey loot, exclaiming “doing the bidding for a foreign power is a fucking valuable thing.” [allegedly?]

    • Duke

      It’d be irresponsible to not speculate.

    • Oblios_Cap

      I’m guessing that’s exactly what happened.

  • TundraGrifter

    “DQed.” That’s a new one on me. I had to look it up.

    Back in the day, when we were wiring millions of dollars back and forth across the country to close housing bond deals, we worried about Fed wires being “DKed.” Refused. Reason – “Don’t Know.” A bank is not supposed to accept a wire (particularly for tens of millions of dollars) it doesn’t expect to receive.

    I’ll bet that’s changed, as well.

  • Wild Cat

    Anyone here else think Coulter was the only woman on the planet who did Ailes for free? (OK, she did get $5B indirectly in publicity, book sales, and double-pronged dildos)…

    • The Wanderer

      Probably. And ew.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Who is Ann Coulter?

    • Stulexington

      Randy Coulter’s wife?

    • Reximus

      a talking horse

      • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

        wrong end of the horse

      • PubOption

        Mr. Ed libelz.

    • Alan

      You’re better off if you don’t know.

    • ltmcdies

      why is she still a thing

    • Swampgas_Man

      And yes, I know she’s delusional, but how does she think this is bad for Bill fucking Clinton?

      • Antonin Dvorak

        Because he said hi to Loretta Lynch in Phoenix once.

    • janecita

      Bill Maher’s booty call.

      • Shanzgood

        Gross

        • janecita

          Between this one and the Speedo, I’m on a roll today!!!

    • Persistent Demme

      Some contemptible “person,” fighting for relevancy.
      (Her 15 minutes are SOOOO over.)

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Villago Delenda Est

      Jared needs to be in a cell next to Donald.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I’d rather they share a cell.

        • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

          With a single bed.

    • Alan

      These people have spent their entire lives intimidating people across a table with lawyers and legal papers. They think it translates to government. I think they’re all just dumb as a box of rocks.

    • janecita

      He is a moron, surrounded by morons. He really picked the “best people.”

      • Alan

        And smartest.

  • FauxAntocles
    • Stulexington

      Woot! An anchor to hang around Pence’s neck, he could go down with the rest of the ship!

  • ariel_gee_398

    Question – if Flynn knew he was under investigation for Turkey shenanigans, I assume people in the Obama administration knew, too. So why did Susan Rice/the Obama administration let him make decisions about policy impacting Turkey? Is it possible she had no idea?

    • Rick Hill

      Giving them enough rope?

    • rebecca

      stuff was real compartmented; see James Clapper having no idea about the investigation as DNI?

      • Shanzgood

        Isn’t there supposed to be someone all the agencies report important information to who can cross-reference and…

        Fuck. Never mind.

      • ariel_gee_398

        Sure, but someone high up must have been aware of both the investigation and that they were going to ask Trump’s people (Flynn) to sign off. I’d just like to imagine that there is some check somewhere that should prevent actual unregistered foreign agents from making our foreign policy decisions.

        • Stulexington

          Yes, the transition team.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          There is a check: voting for Democrats.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Most people are less petty than me, I know. But honestly, were I Obama/Rice a month after that election, protecting the American people from the consequences of their own monumental stupidity would have ranked pretty low on my list.

      That and they knew how loud Trump would cry if they shunned Flynn.

    • Reximus

      to watch coms between flynn and turkey, because he would blab it to them for sure

    • MrTusks

      Because starting in 2015 Obama was a lame duck and it wouldn’t be “appropriate” for him to actually do anything, duh.

  • Crystalclear12
    • Bill D. Burger

      Turnip lives in a bubble…..within a bubble. He’s a FOX bubble boy.

      • Antonin Dvorak

        Yeah, but the article is about Pence.

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      However, one source tells NBC News that no one should think that Pence’s PAC has been formed as a preparation to run for president in 2020 if Trump is somehow ousted from office.

      “Don’t read into 2020 as anything other than his running for re-election as vice president in 2020 and supporting other candidates,” the source claimed.

      IOW, this PAC has been formed as a preparation to run for president in 2020 if Dampnut is somehow ousted for office and Pence isn’t somehow splattered with the flying shitstorm.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        No chance of that happening. Cummings told Pence Flynn was dirty months before Pence was “lied to” by Flynn.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Yeah, but Cummings is a Democrat, and you know how those people lie.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He.Is.Not.Sane.

    • Alan

      He doesn’t get it.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    This Flynn thing is so baffling…I can only assume it was Trump’s false sense of invincibility after having the “liberal media” lick his ass and look the other way on his long criminal history for two years prior to the election. He believed he’d never get caught.

    • Crank Tango

      I’m never really surprised by his terrible judgement anymore.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      I still don’t think he ever believed he would be elected. This was a way to make some quick cash, build a fan base, create a media empire and spend the next eight years selling Hillary conspiracy theories. Y’know, as he does.

      • Alan

        He was more shocked than anyone.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          He keeps expressing that theme, over and over again.

        • BackDoorMan

          … “hey!I’m the President! Can you believe it?” – iDJT

          Spoken in an incredulous tone that says… “me neither!”

          (to which all the smart people can only shake their heads in sad acknowledgment). Call it Operation Shockingly Odd.

      • Mike Steele

        So, Comrade, you have Russian spy in dog’s collar? We, literally, were just saying this; he’ll never forgive her for losing.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I think his lifelong immunity to consequences gave him a false sense of security, too. He’s been breaking laws and ethics for literally decades (like, 7 of them) and I’m sure he assumed that being “president” would make him utterly untouchable. If I could Photoshop I’d take that still from the movie “Untouchables” where Kevin Costner finds his agent dead with a sign around his neck saying “touchable” and ‘shop in Dump’s face.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        It started in the crib. He was the archetypal Bad Seed from birth, his behavior excused and rationalized even then.

        • C4TWOMAN

          Don’t be silly. It did not start “in the crib”. But I’m sure it started as soon as he was old enough to understand the only way to get daddy’s approval was by being a hard ass.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            The science isn’t settled, but sociopathy may well be a genetic disposition that children are born with. I’m of the opinion that Trump is indeed a sociopath.

          • C4TWOMAN

            We are pretty much all in agreement he’s some sort of malignant personality disorder. But the idea of blaming babies is definitely a thing that come out of the values right that believes we’re born bad and have to have “good” beaten into us.

            All his behavior can be adequately explained by his privilege and dysfunctional family.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I’m not trying to advance any Christian right narrative of original sin and the need to beat Satan out of misbehaving children. I’m simply saying there is some empirical research evidence to suggest that this is a disorder some children are born with…and which, by the way, no amount of punishment, therapy, love, or diversion seems to have any ameliorating effects on. The psychiatric community is divided on this theory…as to whether it is indeed true, and if so, how the problem should be dealt with.

            I’m a woodworker, not a doctor, Jim! So obviously, my opinions are not a diagnosis. If stories are to be believed (i.e., the account of a neighbor who swears she interrupted young Donald after he had crept up on her sleeping baby’s crib to pelt the infant with rocks) Trump evinced some exceedingly disturbing behavior from a very early age that, to me, adds up to more than “spoiled, coddled scamp”.

            You, of course, are entitled to your own beliefs.

          • C4TWOMAN

            I was refering to the source of cultural assuptions of the time, not neccisarily your personal beliefs. But it does make one wonder because it always sounds convenient when people who otherwise admit any full grown adult can be broken by psychological abuse and torture, but some how when children break it’s because they’re “bad seeds”.

            My personal suspicion is these theories developed at a time parents were considered always good and deep deep down inside the researchers really didn’t want to “blame the parents”, which in their heads = they’re own responsible loving supportive ‘rents.

            It was only when the awareness of just how pervasive child abuse and child sexual abuse was that the assumption parents were faultless started to change.

            You’re entitled to your own opinion of course, but a much better possible evidence of “bad seediness” would be a stable functional family with multiple children were only ONE had problems noted from a young age.
            Otherwise it really does push the idea some people are just “born bad”, which even if true would be a fraction of a fraction of the crimes committed.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            There was a piece in the NYT magazine a few years ago about this; the backdrop was a sort of therapeutic “summer camp” for children afflicted with (I don’t recall what they termed it) something like “severe dissociative disorder”. These were not beaten, abused, abandoned kids from dysfunctional addict homes; quite the opposite. They had caring, concerned, intact families, siblings who were normal etc. (and yes, I know there can be concealed trauma and abuse in the most “normal” seeming homes. If I recall, these families were vetted on this count as much as is possible) yet who displayed TERRIFYING behaviors, which often included desperate parents fearing for both their own and their other children’s safety. Any attempts to moderate these behaviors seemed (and this is documented in genuine sociopaths) to simply teach them ways of being even more deceptive and manipulative. This isn’t common…in fact, highly anomalous. (And in this context, not ‘bad”-although a lot of the behavior corresponds to what we tend to impulsively label “evil”- but a profoundly troubling and mystifying psychological disorder.) But it’s not just a few kids either.

            I’m not trying to be an obstinate dick or sell you on this. I simply find it both fascinating and truly unsettling, but also plausible.

          • C4TWOMAN

            I appreciate where you are coming from.

            I come from a challenging background and know plenty of people who came from simular situations. In many cases at some point an authority figure who suspected something might be wrong spent either way too much time figuring out what was “wrong ” with the kid, or not enough time vetting the parent(s) for dysfunction and/or incompetence(or charmed by the grifting parent because they were idiots)… and I am sure it is due to the biases I’ve mentioned. None of these people, some of whom are very damaged, I would describe as sociopaths, though some might be bordeline. They ALL acted out, because that kids under stress do.

            While these studies have value, I’m perhaps a little less patient about conclusions that will disproportionally blame kids at risk. And you can bet that will happen–it’s not like they’ll be applying these results to check kids in a posh Montessri situation, now will they? It will be used to explain away all the problems in crime ridden areas.

            Now all that said, the people I have known who I would describe on the NPD/Borderline spectrum, do come from apparently privileged or at least stable situations. So there is definitely value in looking at these cases. I’m just wary about running with anything that sounds too pat.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            There was no rush-and in fact, quite the aversion-to placing “blame” on these children. At the same time, extreme frustration and anxiety about their inability to moderate or assuage the behaviors. A more primitive society-or even a more primitive Republican version of our own-might opt to banish children like this, or kill them in their sleep. Nothing I’ve read has anyone advocating that, but as I said, palpable fear about these kids growing up and possibly becoming more lethal. Or presidential.

            I come from a hard background too. It’s been interesting hearing your take on this…thank you.

          • C4TWOMAN

            For clarity:

            “There was no rush-and in fact, quite the aversion-to placing “blame” on these children.”

            I wasn’t saying that happened in this case, but it is a “Chinese whisper” tendency of what gets done with the information once it enters the public sphere, with attendant cultural biases. It would be nice to think this happens in a pure rational vacuum, but it doesn’t.

            Look up the research “proving” girls are worse at math. That has been debunked in years since–but then that wasn’t what the original research actually indicated.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Wait…now you’re telling me girls aren’t really worse at math…and parallel parking? You’ve lost all credibility! Research has NEVER been used to scientifically prove the inferiority of women or non-white people!

          • C4TWOMAN

            And we gals have terrible memories…

            What were we talking about?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Uhhh…I asked you to smile. And stop being so shrill!

    • coozledad

      Or he’d have enough of a window to jail or kill his enemies, with a Russian assist.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Thought of that too…that where the Jefferson Strom Wallace Sessions comes in.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      He still lives in a Page 6 world, where this will all blow over once Taylor Swift gets a new boyfriend.

  • LarryHoudini

    I keep hearing conservatives laugh off Trump telling Comey to take it easy on “good guy” Flynn, but leaving off the part where he asked everyone to leave the room before he said it, then ultimately firing him.

  • Mike Steele

    We’ll have MD’s own Elijah Cummings to thank when Pence follows Trump out the door, since he sent the 3-page letter outlining how Flynn was dirty to the VEEP last Nov. Forward-thinking dude:)

  • Bill D. Burger

    Ol Gretch seems happy today….like she heard good news. Did I ~yawn~ miss something?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9d8ad1bad3aea0026857b63450557d4543944657701e615f490be1c640e158d.jpg

    • FlemmishSpy

      The old letch did know eye candy.

  • elviouslyqueer

    It bears repeating, but I am going enjoy the living SHIT out of the perp walk parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

    • La forza del resistino

      Good luck. TASS has exclusive broadcast rights.

    • C4TWOMAN

      That’s something Trump can brag about: “I’ve had the biggest most massively attended perp walk, ever. Obama never had a perp walk this big!”

    • chazmanr

      White collar criminals rarely get perp-walked. They are allowed to report to jail/prison on their own if they are even tried. Remember all of the Bush administration criminals who were perp-walked? Yeah, me neither.

    • Koch Blockula

      I’m looking more for a Game of Thrones type “walk of shame,” but I actually do not want to see any of them nekkid.

      • I’m looking more for GoT season 7.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    So how many Uniform Code of Military Justice Articles has Michael Flynn violated? Because right now they could haul him back for court-martial and probably bust him down to buck private.

    • proudgrampa

      LOCK HIM UP!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      That’s what I’m rooting for. I want him stripped of rank, pension, and VA benefits, then a nice time filling out tedious paperwork at Leavenworth (officers don’t get big rocks/little rocks treatment).

      • Thaumaturgist

        They don’t? I never knew that. If I had known it. . . . .

    • Rags

      Just taking that sweet Turkish Delight is sufficient unto the imprisonment therof.

  • Alan

    Haha. It was all just a joke. Don’t you snowflakes have a sense of humor?

    • cheetojeebus

      It’s a joke so don’t tell anyone about it. Pinky swear!!!

      • Alan

        That was just a joke too.

      • cmd resistor

        Yeah, we don’t want them stealing our jokes in case we have to resort to careers in stand up comedy.

    • Persistent Demme

      Some things are, JUST NOT FUNNY!
      (But RWNJs don’t ever get funny.)

  • Atheist

    Jesus, exactly how many countries did the Republicans sell us all out to?

    Turkey today, Iran tomorrow? For fuck sakes.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    Fun fact: The top law firms in Delaware won’t even consider hiring a Widener Law School graduate even though it’s the only in-state law school.

    • Alan

      Gotcha beat. Cooley Law School.

    • weejee

      Fun fact too: Widener University was founded as the The Bullock School for Boys. Wonder if their motto was “We’re a cut above”?

    • MrTusks

      Widener Law was closer to home for me, and they offered me a scholarship. Went to Syracuse for full price instead.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        And that move made you employable as an attorney.

  • Nounverb911

    So that was Mike Flyynn putting the turkey in the grinder behind sister Sarah?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/abd9eb2f45ab27a124575fda36c08b1f13ce66b824ae3698060045f38c693828.gif

    • Darlene Underdahl

      Someone questioned charisma; this is it, and I can’t explain it. Trump has it and so does Sarah. They’re both as corrupt as anyone can be, sociopathic, and yet they attract followers. They have to personally attack to lose a disciple. Humans are attracted to the excitement of mental illness, I guess. “Don’t stick your prick in crazy.” Wise words.

      • Usually that unexplained thing is more universal though. (I’m in theatre and get lots of exposure to how that all works). Those 2 repell more people than they attract.

        • Querolous

          One percent is enough, just so long as it’s the reich right one percent.

  • schmannity

    Maybe I’m selfish, but I’m hoping that part of Flynn’s “story to tell” is that he held a funnel for multiple Russian pee hookers.

  • Bill D. Burger

    I heard three different blowhard pundits last night say, in various ways, “Expect Trump finally to be silent for some time. It’s in his interest now.”

    bwwwahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    God they never learn.

    • Crank Tango

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3lLD4ZY__A
      He’s gonna kick tomorrrrrrooooowwwwww…..

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Trump is the smartest guy in the room. And he’s better than everyone else. The best. No way he listens to a good attorney, who would tell him to STFU.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Yeah, it’s called “compulsive behavior” for a reason, guys.

    • cmd resistor

      Meanwhile, checking their phones in case he DOES tweet. I think Dershowitz opined he’d probably been advised by a lawyer to not tweet. Ha ha.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I keep hearing pundits asking why Drumpf was so intent on protecting Flynn, and it’s getting annoying because I keep telling them, “Because investigating Flynn draws the big red arrow directly to Dolt 45, duh!” Apparently they can’t hear me through my television. Maybe I should start talking to my microwave.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Seriously. I’m so sick of Dana Bash asking these types of dumb questions that I muted the teevee.

      Their hindsight analysis of the things they didn’t cover when they were fucking happening right in front of everyone is so annoying.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I get that some of the smarter ones are asking the question so that their guests can sashay close to the line of explaining that, but at this point I’d be happier with a 12/7 news schedule instead of 24/7 – maybe they’d stop repeating everything on an endless loop of speculation and rumor-mongering.

        • cmd resistor

          Remember the good old days when the news went from 6:30 (local) to 7:00 (national) (or maybe 6: and 6;30) and ended with Walter Cronkite saying, that’s the way it was, Thursday, May 28, 2017……If there was ever news in the day time it was some BFD thing. Did they even have pundits back then?

          • Querolous

            Eric Sevareid.

        • arensb

          We live in a big enough world, with enough going on in it, that the news channels could fill 24 hours, 7 days a week, with real news, instead of the kind of bullshit you describe.
          No news about Flynn and Turkey in the last 20 minutes? Fine, tell us what’s going on in Pakistan, or Oregon, or Iceland, while we’re waiting, and tell the talking heads to STFU until they have something intelligent to say.

      • Shibusa

        I can’t get past Dana bash waxing poetic about how much Trump relies on his wife’s counsel. That was just after the election. Vomit.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Relies on his wife’s counsel? He can’t even wait for her to get out of the car.

    • Alan

      Because he’s been laundering Russian money himself for decades?

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Also, Trumps weird ideas about loyalty. But then again, I once had a boss who was up to some shady stuff, and she was REALLY big on loyalty.

    • canes_pugnaces

      YOu can bet there is a large pin board on a wall somewhere with pictures and color-coded pins being assembled, as we speak.

    • OddMan

      It used to be when I walked around the neighborhood and heard yelling coming out of a house it was a folks watching a sportsball game, now it is people watching the news.

  • Chadwells

    OT: Get fucked, moron. That’s not how it works. Clearly. Glad this imbecile is back licking Fuckfaces earlobe. That should drive the final nail in his coffin. Also….didn’t little lobbyist Lewandpooski dip his toes into the Russian pool?

    “Lewandowski on Trump: ‘If anybody isn’t loyal to him, they shouldn’t be there'”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334038-lewandowski-on-trump-if-anybody-isnt-loyal-to-him-they-shouldnt-be

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Not to sound like a common Frum here, but someone’s got to be working on the bigger picture of Trump’s business dealings, debts, criminal associations, etc., while Mueller focuses on Russia Russia Russia! Trump’s campaign and administration could very well be found “innocent” of treason or outright criminality, while the man himself is dirty as hell.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I think some outside agencies are looking into that stuff.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        To all: I sure hope so!

    • Alan

      That will come out in the process. Rule number one is follow the money.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      They are likely all related.

    • jesterpunk

      How do you know they are not? The NY AG has been working on that and shut down his slush fund already.

    • Marceline

      The NY AG has been looking into Donnie’s money laundering. They want to nail him on RICO so they can seize his assets.

      • Shanzgood

        If they can find them all.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Not a problem. He plasters his name on everything like a dog pissing on a fire hydrant.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        You mean Schneiderman and his people. More power to him! I hope Cuomo keeps giving him all the support he needs.

      • Rags

        Wow – the legal spaghetti that would need to be untangled to use RICO on a sitting “President” would keep soooo many lawyers employed for sooooo long.

  • coozledad
    • FlemmishSpy

      Get Bob Loblaw on the phone!

      • Indivisible Snark Tank

        He’s busy working on the Bob Loblaw Law Blog.

      • JohnBull

        They should check the Bob Loblaw law blog.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Slightly OT (but IS it?). last night on “Fargo” some definitely Russian/Ukranian/Slavic looking characters made one of the crime family targets drink a coffee cup full of piss, that the main bad guy just pissed in. Just like you read about in your everyday MI6 dossier concerning an orange-tinged man-child candidate for President of the U.S. of A., or close to it.

    • TJ Barke

      But did they break into their house, shit in the toilet and then not flush?

    • janecita

      I’m loving this season of Fargo!

  • schmannity

    OT, but OMFG. Hannity’s latest Ailes tweet:

    But to his enemies know this; I say ADVANTAGE ROGER, In his mind he just has a head start in preparing to kick your ass in the next life.

    The missing Beatitude: Blessed are the meek, for they shall kick ass.

    Also too, Hannity believes in reincarnation? Buddha wept.

    • jesterpunk

      Shut up Lumpy.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    This is all still Obama’s fault, though, right?

    • Antonin Dvorak

      In perpetuum.

    • Alan

      Well, black guy.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Mr. Blobfish

    This is just demonrats still pissed that Hillary lost. Move along. Nothing to see here.

  • Nounverb911
    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      “Stay strong. Or there’s always room for two in the hole we’re putting Ailes in!”

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Nounverb911

      Must be running MS-DOS on his phone…

      • Indivisible Snark Tank

        I’m pretty sure that the only operating system Dampnut allows is Windows ME!

    • Alan

      I’m actually surprised they didn’t correct it to council. Or cownsell.

    • Stulexington

      Well to be fair, they’re busy walking on eggshells because Trump is at that eerie calm stage where he’s going to completely loose his shit on the next inconsequential thing that happens around him because he’s in the middle of a narcissistic crisis. He’s just been forced to accept that he can’t stop the investigation and it is super dangerous to be around a narcissist in that state.

      • weejee
        • Persistent Demme

          OK, what the hell is really up with this picture?

          • Rags

            It’s fake. See snopes. We need to stop spreading fake stuff, Wonkettes. There’s plenty of real shit out there.

          • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

            We need to stop spreading fake stuff, Wonkettes.

            Why? Nobody claimed it was real, did they?

            If comments were allowed here, which we all know they are not, but if they were, I’d imagine they would all be editorial statements and opinions*, and not actually expected to be held to the highest standards of unimpeachable facts.

            Right? Where does it stop?

            “Nobody should put text over an image of a kitten, because cats can’t actually speak!”

            This isn’t a court of law, it’s a mommywarblogponyshow!

            I refuse to stop photochopping! Give me the mask tool or give me death!

            * And dick jokes.

          • mightysprout

            photoshop. sorry to disappoint.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        Not to mention he’s petrified about his upcoming trip!

    • Ryan Denniston

      I hope they kept the original, you have to preserve records you know.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      I wonder which took longer; getting the phone from him, or convincing him he was wrong in the first place?

  • CogitoErgoBibo
    • jesterpunk

      Lock Him Up

    • Vincent Ricola

      I’m just waiting on the white Bronco police chase.

    • TJ Barke

      That doesn’t look incredibly suspicious at all… Someone must be paranoid about polonium tea.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      US Marshalls finally get in on the action.

    • ltmcdies

      honor? It’s a subpoena there, bud. Bench warrent for Michael Flynn or whatever it’s called in the United States.

      • weejee

        For the tRumpettes its a subpenis.

      • Thaumaturgist

        It is called a bench warrant but you need a bench to issue one. That means you have to go to court to enforce a Congressional subpoena.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Fine, hold him in contempt of Congress, have the Sergeant-at-Arms seek and arrest him, then haul his ass into the chamber.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Haha it’s funny that he thinks he has a choice.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      He might be thinking that he can pull an Ollie North, or it might be part of a ploy to still bargain for immunity The circumstances here are a little different.

    • MrTusks

      Well, yeah. His choices are 1) make them work for obstruction of justice, and 2) willingly hand over their case for treason. I’d pick 1.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Ghenghis McCann

      He’d better not try the Ecuadoreans. They’ve learned their lesson after letting Assange into their embassy in London.

      • FlownΩver

        Srsly. He never helps with the dishes or chips in for the utilities.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          And there’s all these fuckin’ blond pubic hairs on the soap in the shower.

  • Atheist
    • Shanzgood

      HAHAHAHA!!!

      Of course.

      • Atheist

        Yeah, that’s what’s got me worried. I’m hoping this is nothing but still…

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Meh, it is a big law firm, there is a chance Mueller never even saw either of them.

    • jesterpunk

      The co-managing director of Wilmer Hale told the website that Mueller
      did not play any part in the firm’s work on behalf of Manafort, Trump
      or Kushner.

      I dont think we should write him off yet, he does have a history of taking tough cases and not being a political hack.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I’ve worked with law firms in the past where attorneys from the same firm were working on different interests ( providing legal advice at an impartial hearing while at the same time representing the government as plaintiff in a civil suit). It’s possible to create a “firewall” in a large law firm where everything’s kept separate.

    • Alan

      Meh.

    • NastyBossetti

      They also handled MrBossetti’s non-immigrant temporary visa for his old company, when he first entered the country. Am I implicated in this thing now?

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Lock her up!

        Oh, sorry. Knee-jerk reaction.

    • FlownΩver

      All to the good. He knows how easy it would be to question the validity of any whitewash.

    • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

      Painter has been a vocal critic of tRump, and he feels that there is no concerning conflict, so let them carry on.

  • canes_pugnaces

    I ride my bike on 50 to 100 mile jaunts three times a week. I am more winded reading the news these days. WTF?

    • Wow! Where do you ride?

      I commute by bike but usually only 60 miles or so a week.

      But i love it!

      • canes_pugnaces

        I live in NYC, so I ride across GWB then up to Nyack and back.
        Beautiful ride.

  • Thaumaturgist

    Have any of you snowflakes stopped to think about what this will do to the bottom line? Why would you buy a president who’s been neutered?

    • Alan

      I have all my pets neutered or spayed.

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        I would. But the vet wanted too much $$$ for the goldfish.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        I call that the Bob Barker rule.

      • Thaumaturgist

        Oh Alan. You shared a pet with Roger Ailes!

    • weejee

      Yer supposed to do that before they breed.

    • goingohm

      What else could we do? He just wouldn’t stop spraying.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Alan

      Nothing funnier than the truth.

    • Mike Steele

      To date, the funniest depiction of this whole debacle.

    • OddMan

      He might as well, we have to do the same to watch the damn things.

      • Sakonyachen

        Really? I enjoy this clusterfuck as much as the Bern it all down crowd but for a different reason. The freedumb crowd got their He-man honkey anti-gummit savior, and all they can do is blame the same media that gave him all that free advertising in the first place. He is the failure we all knew he was, and now they own it. As much of a fuckface as Spicer is, I wouldn’t wish his job on the most vial human being that ever lived. Imagine waking up every day knowing you’ll be trying to paint sunshine and rainbows on a dumpster fire. I mostly just belly laugh at the things he says with a straight face.

        • OddMan

          It is quite the show, I just wish he was not fucking the Country with his imbecilic actions.

  • goonemeritus

    I would imagine Trump saw Flynn being under federal investigation as a feature not a flaw.

  • Reximus
    • Nounverb911

      Republican and intelligence are a contradiction of terms.

      • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

        At least mutually exclusive.

    • Ryan Denniston

      I hear Leavenworth is nice this time of year.

      • FlownΩver

        LFK is close, but not accessibleThat’s the downside of walls.

    • laughingnome

      Contempt of Congress is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees. Historically, the bribery of a senator or representative was considered contempt of Congress. In modern times, contempt of Congress has generally applied to the refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by a Congressional committee or subcommittee—usually seeking to compel either testimony or the production of requested documents. – Per Wikipedia

      • chortlingdingo

        Oh boy, if we went by the historical usage, there’d be an awful lot of lobbyists and donors who’d be in contempt of Congress.

    • Alan

      Followed by contempt of congress?

    • TheGrandWazoo2
    • laughingnome

      Can you imagine what Flynn is hiding to go this extreme?

      • Reximus

        not finished burning his records yet I guess

    • Chadwells

      Falling on his sword. Hollow gesture in an homage to his Yam master who could give a fuck less. HAH!

      • laughingnome

        They’ll squeeze him harder now.

        • Chadwells

          Good! As they should!

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        Guess he’s going the Oliver North route, complete with Fox News show waiting at the end.

        • Chadwells

          That makes a lot of sense, for sure!

        • Villago Delenda Est

          If this SOB wears the uniform at the hearing, there should be hell to pay. That’s one Article of the UCMJ right there…conduct unbecoming.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Trying to hardball immunity. Sorry Mike, they know what you have, and have it from other sources.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Time for US Marshals to grab the SOB and do a frog march on his ass…with full media coverage.

  • Nounverb911

    And now, a special report on trumps favorite son-in-law.
    https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/865220493783310337

    • Ryan Denniston

      Is he just an entitled, out of touch moron or has be become President Bannon’s puppet?

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        Yes?

      • Alan

        AOTK.

    • JohnBull

      Soon he’ll be lecturing us on the value of hard work, sacrifice, and something about bootstraps, which we libs DON’T HAVE!!

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Ivanka has a new range of bootstraps? Nobody told me.

      • Christopher Story

        Sandals or GTFO!

      • goingohm

        Vootschtopps?

      • Maria Sewell

        To paraphrase Clinton, we did not build the log houses in which we were born.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Now there’s a guy that has never had single callus in his entire pampered life.
      Also, is he wearing lip gloss? lol

      • cmd resistor

        His eyebrows are funny.

        • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

          So is his wife’s plastic face.

          • cmd resistor

            He has a kind of plastic fake look to him, himself. And I realized yesterday I have never heard him speak. Someone pointed out that John Oliver had done a thing about that. Like, no one else has, either.l

      • Alan

        I think he’s a girl.

        • An Outhouse for the Resistance

          Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

          • Alan

            If his wife is okay with it. I know a couple. When he decided he wanted to be a woman she tried to be supportive but it didn’t work out well for them.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Also too, Jared’s contact with Russians.

  • laughingnome

    Done in by a Turkey sammich with Russian dressing.

  • La forza del resistino

    ‘House of Cards’ producers cancel next season saying the WH stoled all our good plot lines.

    • C4TWOMAN

      I was going to say last night this was a terrible House of Cards season, but this latest plot twist is welcome.

      • La forza del resistino

        They should offer Donald a cameo appearance. He is so clueless, he would ask when/where he needs to show up.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Seth Meyers interviewed the head writer for VEEP, and he said they have been actively deleting scenes from scripts because they are being outdone by reality.

  • The Librarian

    OT:
    May 16, 2017 — New Cosponsors

    H.R. 676: Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

    New Cosponsor: Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]

    New Cosponsor: Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8]

    The bill now has 110 cosponsors (110 Democrats).

    • Internet Hitler

      All Democrats because Republickans have a much better health plan, like, somewhere any day now.

      • The Librarian

        Yep, but I stopped holding my breath, because turning blue and passing out is surely a preexisting condition.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • baconzgood

    This is pretty not good.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      If Flynn were still an active-duty officer, it would probably get him put in front of a firing squad.
      As it is, he may still have to surrender his rank, privileges and benefits.

      • jesterpunk

        Doesnt matter, generals can be recalled to duty at any time.

        • La forza del resistino

          Checked the UCMJ aritcles and Flynn is sketchy on most outside of ‘ Drunken or reckless operation of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel, Murder or Death or injury of an unborn child’.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Any retiree can be recalled to active duty. Those who retire are not discharged…they’re still on the rolls.

      • georgiaburning

        Chelsea Manning’s old apartment is vacant

  • Nounverb911
    • FlemmishSpy

      Second biggest blunt I’ve seen today.

    • Internet Hitler

      Legalize it, mon.

  • Chadwells

    OT: Developments, developments, developments. I reckon they are going to come hard and fast now.

    “US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton: report”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/334041-us-spies-heard-russian-intel-vowing-to-hit-clinton-report

  • cheetojeebus
    • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

      omg your avatar, lol!!

      • cheetojeebus

        Had it since 2008!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I half expect trump to ask for a special prosecutor to go after Hillary for a smoke screen.

    • Alan

      He can ask away.

    • JCfromNC

      I’ve seen one of his supporters say that all this is “innuendo and unnamed sources” while Benghazi and the IRS thing are the real scandals that should warrant a special prosecutor.

      No, seriously. Really said that. About an hour ago, too, not like last month or something.

      So if Drumpf did try to appoint a special prosecutor to go after Hillary as a distraction, his base would still be cheering him on when he did.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        I heard that same IRS shit from Tom McClintock (R), a California Congressman, just a couple days ago, when he was (suprisingly enough) calling for an independent counsel in this matter. Because, you know, “questions still remain” that the “American People” want “Answers To™”

      • Lori

        You can’t fix stupid.

    • Rickyphoo

      The more Lord Dampnut is cornered the greater the risk of some type of false flag incident happening.

  • Nounverb911

    https://twitter.com/JakeSherman/status/865222709768335360

    I guess his foot healed and he’s running for the hills.

    • cheetojeebus

      Doesn’t have the cojones to investigate his own party.

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        There are several republicans, particularly McConnell and Ryan who are up to their elbows in collusion with the Russians. And the master plan goes back at least a year and probably more like 2. It wasn’t purely wishful thinking that made them gamble on Garland’s SCOTUS seat. They knew the fix was in. And it goes way beyond hacking DNC email servers. Votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio were rigged and probably Pennsylvania too.

        • Red Bird Ω

          Amen. I hope all of this comes out during the investigation.

          • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

            And when it does, the dullards in the GOP voting electorate will still doggedly support them. A fine example of the Backfire Effect.

          • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

            I’m kinda hopeful that Mueller will turn up all kinds of shady shit, while following the money wherever it leads.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          But, as Ryan pointed out, don’t say anything because we are family. Like the Manson Family. The Genovese Family. The Trump Family.

      • Crank Tango

        I bet he’s in it up to his pig nostrils.

        • Roni Raven

          Pig libelz and yes, he is.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He’s as tainted as the rest of them. LOCK HIM UP!

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      The coward.

  • Ricky Gay

    At this point, Ann Coulter’s tweets could be composed by a ‘bot! Wait a minute… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4f9cdac844b92069ef6b67edc4da81121404fc5271b71534ee5cbd0e2c3bf43.jpg

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      It would explain the constant irrational tendencies – even the hardiest of machines eventually start breaking down.

      • Ricky Gay

        Not to mention still running on unpatched XP!

  • anon_the_great

    Impeach the SOB already.

    Nothing else matters

    • FlownΩver

      What’s the hurry? You want to give the House Republicans eighteen months to get well?

  • OddMan

    Breaking News.
    Michael Flynn’s lawyers have said they will not honor Senate Committee subpoena for records.
    Hmm, maybe Putin will offer them to Senator Burr.

    https://twitter.com/jimsciutto/status/865229095310962688

    • Lance Thrustwell

      …what? You can just say – no? I’m confused.

      • Alan

        No, contempt of congress is a real thing. Federal marshals and all.

        • Spurning Beer

          Lock. Him. Up.

          • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

            I suspect they will, toute suite.

          • ez

            He might want them to lock him up. It could be more safe for him behind bars than out on the street, accidents happen.

          • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

            You never know when your hot tub might come in!

        • JustDon’tSaySurety

          That might be safer than contempt of Kremlin. Just sayin’.

          • Alan

            Yeah, I doubt the marshals come with polonium tipped umbrellas.

    • Red Bird Ω

      I thought he was willing to testify?

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        Only under immunity.

        • DrBigHead

          And since they are confident they have him dead to rights, no immunity will be forthcoming.

          • Mehmeisterjr

            Reactivate this SOB, bust him down to buck private and then ask him what deal he would deign to accept.

          • generalleeme

            yeah…immunity and treason usually don’t mix well.

      • OddMan

        Here is more:
        Former national security advisor Michael Flynn is not cooperating with the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian election interference, Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Thursday.

        Burr initially said Flynn was not complying with a subpoena issued by the committee before quickly walking back his remarks to reporters.
        While Flynn “is not cooperating” so far, Burr said, he hasn’t gotten a “definitive” answer from Flynn’s lawyers.

        “I may have been premature,” Burr said. “There may be a day or two left.”
        Flynn’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment or confirmation.

        https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/policy/national-security/334049-gop-senator-flynn-wont-comply-with-committees-subpoena

    • Meccalopolis

      See how far you get saying no to mueller

      • CindyinEncinitas

        Perhaps a stint in a gated community?

        • Meccalopolis

          CON-tra TiEMPo esTates?

        • SeeTrain65

          The Graybar Retirement Community?

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Why, yes! I hear the decorator is very post-modern and the accommodations are extremely minimalist. Very avant garde.

          • SeeTrain65

            And they gave the sunlight stripes!

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      Bad Photoshop. Trump’s ass isn’t that small.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        It was done in some haste. I admit to sloppiness. and the hands are too big as well.

    • BadKitty904
    • SeeTrain65

      “Gonna see Miss Ivanka …
      Gonna go to Club Fed.”

  • Alt-dog

    I seriously hope that any adults with a foothold in this administration swap the nuclear football with a fake while the Orange Menace is vacationing in the middle-east.

    • Alan

      I tried to make a list, couldn’t get started.

    • Meccalopolis

      I have a feeling that’s the only reason mcmaster is still around, ie, he was ordered to keep an eye on Donny by mattis

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Yikes. Reward cup of cofee for the editrix. I remember being exhausted trying to chase after one toddler.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a344dedaf97c1f81ee61c1f651ad5a00960f1ff34c2ca5b3f79096c27371d95.jpg

  • Red Bird Ω

    This is all interesting and everything. But you what would make it even more interesting? If they found a way to pin this on the Trump benefactors like Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah. I think the money class needs a wake up call to help them understand what is and isn’t appropriate when trying to influence politicians.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Huh. I wonder if that’s why The Intercept doesn’t feel like it can count on Omidyar moving forward.

    • Hollandaise

      Add in a constitutional amendment to get the money out and I’m in.

    • Chris

      Please add in DeVos and her asshole brother in the Seychelles.

      • Lori

        And everyone else Jane Mayer talks about in “Dark Money.”

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
    • Carpe Vagenda

      and a lovely bouquet of leeks arranged in a decorative hot tub with an umbrella in the center.

    • DrBigHead

      … and keep your damned mouth shut!

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      “Don’t testify, I’ll pardon you”

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Ding, ding, ding. “Or else!”, also too.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Bwahaha! His staff has being trying desperately to prevent this from happening for months. Trump really is his own worst enemy.

    • MizzMazz

      What’s he doing there?!

      • JustDon’tSaySurety

        I don’t know, but we can’t see his hands, so…

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Havin’ a councel with unpresidented gogurt.

    • Ducksworthy

      Squeal and you’re dead. Translation.

  • My theatre company’s shakespeare scene mash up in the park this year is ‘Witches’ and now i have all the best witch songs in my head.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JAzTnsSgs2s

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      Remember. It’s pronounced “Witchay Woman”.
      ~Don Henley, most likely

    • Chris

      Can’t listen to that without a black light and a lava lamp. Sorry.

  • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

    EVERY time I see that particular photo of VP Penis, he looks to me as if he just shat his pants and is thoroughly enjoying the squishy warmth of it all.

    Sorry if you now cannot unsee it.

    ( chuckles)

    • Atheist

      He is a smarmy piece of work isn’t he?

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Ohhhhhh, yes.

        No wonder he has to be Agnewed before we can ever start to deal with Trump.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      You have to understand that he can’t actually take a dump when Mother isn’t present for fear that he might have immoral thoughts in a men’s room.

  • How many special committies were there for Benghazi? How many decades was hillary persecuted by the right?

    And actually, the single greatest witch hunt of an american politician happened back in 1692 when Simon Bradstreet and Thomas Dansfort (both local politicians) were tried for being wizards.

  • mailman27

    “councel” Say no more.

    • JustDon’tSaySurety

      nudge nudge, know what I mean?

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Does your wife enjoy photography, squire? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?

        She does terrific photographies. The best. Photographies. The best ever. Photographies.

        Bet she does. Bet she does. Does she do, uhhh, certain subjects? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more, say no more.

        I am the President with the biggliest majority ever. She has subjects. I can say with, uh……….. surety. My subjects. Terrific subjects. The best subjects. Terrific subjects. Loyal. Subjects.

        Say no more, say no more! So, squire, does your wife do, uh, softcore lesbian porn and run a badger game on you for Vladimir Putin?

        That’s a great question. The greatest question. Yes, Lester. The best badger game. Terrific badger game.

        Ivanka: Jared, take away his cell phone!

        (Before he can do so)

        So, uh, have you ever governed anything?

        Nobody else can govern. I’m the only one.

        What’s it like?

        (apologies to Eric Idle and John Cleese)

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Hey, last time he wrote it ‘council,’ so he’s getting there.

  • CindyinEncinitas

    I want to know what a councel is.

    • snark-lurker

      i think it is a boy scout thing mabbee, donut know not sure i guess

    • Querolous

      I think they build houses for John Bull.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    “So this is all Obama’s fault?” – Rubes

  • President in Exile Firefly

    I believe this was the plot of Harry Potter and the Impeachment Gavel.

    • cmd resistor

      Perhaps my fave comment of the day so far.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        If only comments were allowed!

    • Roni Raven

      James Comey and the Giant Impeach.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Goodnight, Loon.

        • AJ Milne

          The lyin’, the tweets, and the bathrobe.

          • SeeTrain65

            “To Usurp, With Love”

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Just don’t turn this into a game of Quiddich, the dumbest imaginary game ever.

      • Querolous

        More so than 43-Man Squamish?

        • SeeTrain65

          I prefer Three-Man Snee-ho, illegal in many countries.

  • cmd resistor

    Wasn’t Rosenstein supposed to brief the whole Senate this morning? Any news/word on that?

    • Chris

      He did but they are being Mum about the meeting – maybe Pop about it. Keeping Mum would be sexist after all.

      • cmd resistor

        I did just read something quoting a couple of senators. One of them said he told them this was turning into more of a criminal investigation. So much to keep up with I can’t remember exactly where although I think it was an article from The Hill.

        • Sophie McMillan

          Both Lyndsey Graham and Claire McCaskill said this

      • Querolous

        Thou mightest beter meten the myst on Malverne hulles

        (You would stand more chance of measuring the fog on the Malvern Hills)

        Then geten a mom of heore mouth til moneye weore schewed!

        (Than of persuading them to say one word before they were paid).

  • Internet Hitler

    Did Trump have to put down his broomstick to tweet about a witch hunt?

    • CindyinEncinitas

      I can’t believe they let him have his phone back when he’s in the crosshairs of a gun owned by a guy named RICO.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Coulter, Coulter… doesn’t ring a bell. Wait, is she related to that gay kid from Glee?

  • Carpe Vagenda

    So, Flynn could make us stand down against ISIS, but this guy would have been barred under the original travel ban.

    https://twitter.com/IraqiSecurity/status/864829217997025280

    • Zyxomma

      Wow. A true hero in Mosul, lives to tell the tale.

    • LadyLaz

      Fine soldier.

  • Why didn’t they have a special councel to investigate Obama’s criming, like that time he criminally wore a tan suit IN PUBLIC, and that time he criminally did a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and that time he criminally put his feet up on the Resolute desk? He was PRESIDENTING WHILE BLACK. He oughta be in PRISON!

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Wake up, sheeple!!

    • Chris

      Executive privilege for everything but the tan suit.

      • Lori

        He worked that tan suit. I’m willing to let it slide.

        • Chris

          Why yes he did but he wore it while being black and you know that will not stand.

    • CeeQ

      Imagine Trump in a tan suit. GAHHHH.

      • Incoming Ham

        SansABelt slacks.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Also too, he chewed gum one time, and did a salute with a latte in his hand.

      IMPEEEEEEEEEEEECH!!!

    • phoenix00
  • Shoto

    My (current) favorite part of this wretched saga is the possibility that ZEGS Ryan’s political career might well be destroyed in the process.

    • Chris

      And somewhere in the background Julie Andrews is singing Climb Every Mountain.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Is it “Council” or “Counsel”

    Fuckit, let’s split the difference! Best brain!

    • mardam422

      Yeah. Counsel. If you had a group of them it could be a council of counsels. I think. Or is that a bevy?

      • Chris

        I believe the correct nomenclature is a murder of counsels.

        • LadyLaz

          No, that’s the judges… all in black.

    • YayConspiracy

      cowncel

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        Clowncel

    • Shoto

      Kouwnscill.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Trump knows how to spell. He once glanced at a book entitled “Huked on foniks.”

  • Lyly Sirivong

    I’d say in this case, the witch deserves to be burned.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Warning: Imma gonna get nasty here; this might not be safe for work.

    Anne Coulter… the trajectory of her career has parallels with that of a street whore. She coasted along on the conceit that she was the hottest piece of ass on the Strip, but inevitably she got older, her boobs started to sag, her thighs grew saddle bags and spider veins start popping up all over. In short, she became a fat, hollow-eyed skank. Before she knew it, girls who were younger and hotter came along and took away half the johns she used to pleasure. One day, she was the Mother of All Blow Jobs; the next day, a 19-year-old with implants who could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch had them lining up around the block. So, to keep the money coming, she got crazier, getting into shit she turned down before. “Dog and pony show with a real dog and pony? Bring it on!” And there she was, fellating a pony while the Taco Bell Dog took a dump on her twat. (Puke buckets thoughtfully provided for audience members.) “Pull a train for the crew of the aircraft carrier that just docked? WHOO-WHOO!” That’s how she shows all those little coozies who’s the nastiest cunt around. There’s so much that’s fucked up about Coulter and time is not treating her kindly at all.

  • YayConspiracy

    Destroy ISIS! Unless somebody else pays more.

  • Maree Martin

    When was the last time Americans waited in eager anticipation for the deadline hour of NEWSPAPERS??? If Trump thinks the New York Times and the Washington Post are “failing” and “sad,” they are putting up one hell of a last gasp.

    • goingohm

      War with those two represents monumental stupidity. I would contribute toward the actual monument.

    • Sakonyachen

      They are definitely one industry that Trump is revitalizing. Haven’t gotten any offers for coal mining jobs though.

  • William

    Last night I drove through Boston. I was stupid enough to turn on talk radio. A local former Lawyer and now radio host was entertaining callers who wanted to express their outrage over the cost of investigating Trump. I didn’t try to call, but today I was easily able to post this on his web site.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/84daadf0f933ee0c8f658f57917fa39e370824984fd3e1ec3b04884ddc388955.jpg “After a few minutes of nausea, I simply had to switch your show off. I listened to the outrage expressed over the cost of investigating Trump and his Russia connection. I am reminded of another national incident that was heavily investigated. The longest and most investigated event in our history. Longer than the 911 commission, the Pearl Harbor hearings, the Warren commission and even longer than the Nuremburg trials. That of course would be the Benghazi hearings which yielded absolutely no criminal indictments whatsoever. Clearly if you can’t make it as a lawyer, try being a Rush Limbaugh rightwing radio clown. The audience is far less informed, and there is no judge to hold you to the facts”.

    • Shoto

      That’s gonna leave a mark.

    • Hardly Ideal

      A radio show so dumb, it made you go Super Saiyan?

    • SeeTrain65

      ^^^^^
      “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Maniac.”

    • LadyLaz

      Oh I am in love!

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    maybe five dollar feminist can tell us: Is this what building a case looks like?”

    Cause it’s starting to look like a pretty good case.

  • Hardly Ideal

    The single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history?

    So says the guy standing in the center of a candle-lit pentagram made of shady dealings, while holding a gold-plated goat’s skull stuffed with dirty rubles.

    • Sakonyachen

      So says the guy who is in office after twenty plus years of Anti-Clinton propoganda, a four year investigation into why we didn’t send The Avengers and the X-Men to BENGHAZI!!!!11!!, an ongoing nothingburger that makes me think every email I get is Hillary trying to send me military secrets, something something Russian Pee Hookers and Wikileaks, and an FBI director throwing the election in his favor. Sad!

  • khanurik

    That is absolutely shocking news!!! Who knew Putin had a vagina? However, I’m going to have to discount your claims. Our evidently consciously-uninformed VP would have strongly informed the administration that there will be no vagina-licking on his watch…

    • Me not sure

      Even if wife is present?

      • Odd Jørgensen

        Of course not, women are supposed to endure, not enjoy, sexxing.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    Hatch is like…normative. If we get Hatch, I never like the guy, but he is at least connected to a time when actual governance was in the GOP’s skill set.

    • Sakonyachen

      Hatch does remind me of when Republicans were like “Hey there Spendy McMoneyBags! Slow down with the programs!”

      Unfortunately he also reminds me of Archie Bunker.

    • Niblet58

      And the Mormons would get their “white horse”, in through the back door of course…

  • roberteye

    I love Ann Coulter’s delusional tweet/spin, directed at the deplorables. It reminds of me of George reassuring Lennie at the river side at the end of Of Mice And Men: “Don’t worry, Lennie, this Mueller appointment is a great thing! Finally Clinton will be brought down!” “That’s swell, but what about the wall, tell me about the wall, George!” “Yes there’ll be this big beautiful wall, two thousand miles long, paid for by the Mexicans, keeping out those awful brown people. Look out over across the river, you can almost see it!” “Aw, George, it’ll be so bigly! Just like the big man said!” And then George put Lennie out of his misery (spoiler alert).

  • whitroth

    And the WaPo has a column that Pence is losing credibility, too. So the question really does become who will Congreff affembled pick for VP, that they want to be President?

    Oh, and Flynn may or may not have responded to the subpoena from the intel committee…. I’d say that boy is not going to through himself on his sword for the Orange One, and will take who he can down with him for plea bargain reasons….

    And… according to a column I read, the Orange Snowflake-in-Chief’s speech to the graduating Coast Guard class ran between aggrandizement and self-pity. Y’know, everyone knows not to eat yellow snow, so Orange Snowflake?

  • Bitter Scribe

    Jonah Goldberg is warning Mike Pence that he’ll never be president if he doesn’t do something to straighten Trump out, like threatening to resign. Isn’t that cute–he thinks Pence has a spine.

    • Lori

      He also thinks Trump would care about Pence threatening to resign. Adorable. [eyeroll]

      • Celtic_Gnome

        If he resigned, Trump would just appoint Jared. He’d consider it a win-win.

    • It’s a start.

    • Midland

      Never forget that the only reason Mike Pence was friendless and available to become vice president was that all the other leading republicans thought Mike Pence was a stupid, crooked, religious crackpot. And its not like those people have standards!

  • Hazel Blumberg

    If only I believed in God, I’d say God help us.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      List all known deities alphabetically by height. Then begin imploring each one until one answers with something other than a recording about “get right back to you as soon as possible.”

      If your memory of all the deities fails you Wiki has a rather inclusive listing. Good luck.

    • Sakonyachen

      This shit is making me go through the same reasoning as George Clooney in From Dusk Til Dawn.

      “If there’s a hell, and these sons of bitches are from it! There’s gotta be a heaven! There’s gotta be!”

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Popcorn! Hot Popcorn! Getchyer fresh, hot popcorn here.

  • Panika MCD

    a) you know my mind is fried from Pink Dome shenanigans (of which there are quite a few more than usual and quite a few that no one has ever seen mostly designed to throw off the Freedums Cacas) when I see “Robert Mueller” and go, “I wonder if he’s related to the guy they named the former Austin Airport for…” which, it turns out, this Robert Mueller is a III, but it doesn’t say if the two are related. the Austin one was a city commissioner who died in 1927 after he got blood poisoning from passionately debating the budget while having hay fever against doctors orders. that’s a pretty badass way to go if you ask me! (because I have become a total budget nerd.) and when I see “DQed” I think you’re talking about having a secret meeting in the McKinney DQ with Ken Paxton and GOD.

    b) our president couldn’t figure out if it was “counsel” or “council” so he went with “councel”? again: HOW ARE WE STILL ALIVE AT THIS POINT?!

    • Sakonyachen

      “and when I see “DQed” I think you’re talking about having a secret meeting in the McKinney DQ with Ken Paxton and GOD.”

      You’re a better person than me. I assumed it was some strange BDSM thing involving a donkey.

      • ZAmazingProfessionalCrastinatr

        When I see DQ I think of a chocolate dipped vanilla ice cream cone.

        • Sakonyachen

          Chocolate and vanilla just makes me think of more porn stuff.

      • Panika MCD

        I don’t think meeting Ken Paxton and GOD in the McKinney DQ rules that out. there are bathrooms after all.

  • Moar Wordz

    I still don’t understand why Flynn DQ’d the Pentagon sanctioned move. I’ll have to reread. Hell of an article. The gist I got was that Pencey screwed up big time as he was appointed “CEO” of the Turkey intelligence thingy ( I have to dumb down the monikers as I’m recovering from a rage bender ), and directly went against pentagon sanctioned U.S policy. Coulters tweet a red herring along with making no sense.
    So along with with being snow white, his hair will soon be on 🔥, subtly offsetting the bronzer all over his face. I don’t trust a Politician who looks more like a model for silver fox shampoo, not only because he’s a repub – but what the FUCK were people thinking electing these two ?
    Now my repub friends are openly criticizing Trumpy. Yes, I have repub friends because I’m open minded as shit. Not their fault they were indoctrinated as youths.

  • Moar Wordz

    Now curious as 2 why ” Turkey wouldn’t like it. History, y’all. I think they don’t like the Kurds….yet I’m forgetting crucial details of the Armenien genocide. I need to to back to school. Edumacate myself….

  • Sakonyachen

    “That’s cute. Ann Coulter thinks people still care.”

    Dammit Rebecca! You are enabling her when you share these things! She views this as a sign that she’s relevant! She will never get better at this rate!

  • rubikcube

    “You know i’d really love to issue those subpoenas I was so brave to promise a couple days ago, but ..Ow, my foot!!” – Jason Shavitz Coward (R, UT)

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