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Shoes droppin’ every two hours yo! If you somehow have not heard the big story of the day, it is that there was a SIXTH person in the room when Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner met at Trump Tower in June of 2016 with a Russian government lawyer — hey that’s how the weird gross British music publicist who set up the meeting with Junior described her, why would he lie? He also told Junior the meeting was part of the Russian government’s efforts to help swing the election for his dad — and her interpreter. The sixth person? Was a Russian spy! Or a guy who used to be a Russian spy! NO BIG DEAL, who among us all the people at Trump Tower at any given time is NOT a Russian spy?

Also the spy, Rinat Akhmetshin, is a Russian hacker, who has a history of hacking, and orchestrating hacking, for Russia. What? PFFFFFFT like you didn’t meet with a Russian hacker in 2016.

The Daily Beast has the goods on this totally normal Russian guy who had a totally normal Russian meeting at Trump Tower:

The alleged former Soviet intelligence officer who attended the now-infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other top campaign officials last June was previously accused in federal and state courts of orchestrating an international hacking conspiracy. […]

In court papers filed with New York Supreme Court in November 2015, Akhmetshin was described as “a former Soviet military counterintelligence officer” by lawyers for International Mineral Resources (IMR), a Russian mining company who alleged that they had been hacked.

Those documents accuse Akhmetshin of hacking into two computer systems and stolen sensitive and confidential materials as part of an alleged black ops smear campaign against IMR. The allegations were later withdrawn.

The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. was told in July 2015 that Akhmetshin had arranged the hacking of a mining company’s private records—stealing internal documents and then disseminating them. The corporate espionage case was brought by IMR, who alleged that Akhmetshin was hired by Russian oligarch Andrey Melinchenko, an industrialist worth around $12 billion.

Among the accusations? That dude paid hackers to do the deed. (What? This has nothing to do with how the Steele Dossier alleges the Trump campaign may have paid Russian hackers to fuck with the American election.) Also too, dude reportedly bragged about doing the hacking.

Read the whole thing!

We were just spitballing and having hunches this morning when we asked if Russian spy dude was part of the Russian Spy Best Buy Geek Squad, and if he attended for reasons related to that weird Trump Organization server that mostly communicated with Alfa Bank in Moscow, for “reasons.” (When it wasn’t doing that, it communicated with Spectrum Health, owned by Betsy DeVos’s baby daddy Dick DeVos, for “reasons.”) If you look at the original Slate investigation on those servers (which came out just before the election), you’ll note that it wasn’t long after this June 9 meeting that pings between those servers started to go BOOBIES OUT CRAZY. Wonder if these things are related!

Anyway, we’ll see you (with an even shorter post) when the next shoe drops on this, which will be two hours from now. If you’re interested in how moron Republicans are going to fight back against this, read some horseshit from Erick Erickson at the Resurgent, who we guess has taken a break from goat-fucking to write a thing about how Junior’s Russian meeting was a SET-UP by the DEMONCRATS and FUSION GPS, which made the FAKE NEWS PEE HOOKER DOSSIER, because FUSION GPS is a DEMON-CRATIC COMPANY even though it TOTALLY ISN’T and Erickson’s entire argument is TOTAL BULLSHIT because he’s a FUCKING MORON, but you should KNOW ABOUT IT because GOP Senator Chuck Grassley, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is ALSO A FUCKING MORON, and it’s pretty clear he’s adopting the same SHOOT THE MESSENGER STRATEGY and trying to pin this on the DEMONCRATS and FUSION GPS.

(Seriously, read it, you need to know about it.)

Anyway, see you in two hours!

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  • Joe Beese
    • Villago Delenda Est

      Hmmm. Lots of suckers clicking “no”.

      • proudgrampa

        Well, it’s gonna take a while. Might not be until 2018.

  • Joe Beese

    Look, this is a murky, complicated issue. But this much we know: Kushner attended a secret meeting whose stated purpose was to advance a Kremlin effort to interfere in the U.S. election, he then failed to report it, and finally he sought a secret channel to communicate with the Kremlin.

    One next step is clear: Take away Jared Kushner’s security clearance immediately.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/opinion/kushner-donald-trump-jr-emails.html

    • Joe Beese

      It doesn’t sound so great when you put it like that

      • Joe Beese

        As always, do the hypothetical swap:

        Chelsea Clinton attended a secret meeting whose stated purpose was to advance a Chinese effort to interfere in the U.S. election, she then failed to report it, and finally she sought a secret channel to communicate with Beijing.

        Think Sean Hannity might have an objection?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      And confine him to Leavenworth, which is the standard practice in cases this egregious.

  • BigCSouthside

    So why would a kremlin linked attorney and Russian spy hacker want to meet with the head of trump’s data op, his campaign manager, and son about the Magintsky issue or sanctions?

    • Joe Beese

      It was just an excuse to visit Trump Tower for its unsurpassed taco bowls.

      • armed_bears

        ¡Ole!

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Because of Hillary’s emails. Obvious.

  • Indiepalin

    Loretta Lynch set up this meeting a year in advance to trick Junior into working with the Russians. Luckily, Junior & Manafort saw through the whole thing and went through with it just to turn the tables the democrats in 2017.

  • Mpeg

    No kidding about there’ll be another development in a matter of hours. Looks like I picked the wrong day Administration to pursue device-free happy hour~

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist
    • Lascauxcaveman

      Buford T. Justice libel!

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        I’m such a tick turd!

  • Crystalclear12

    Now you’re giving out rage inducing homework assignments?

  • Michael Smith

    Donald Trump is the only one who can save us from the liberals!!! Don’t you understand?? If his team met with them on purpose, then it was justified as part of his mission to free America from the liberal menace!! If his team met with them without his knowledge, it was because they were being overly enthusiastic due to their political inexperience and it doesn’t reflect Trump’s intentions!! And all of this negative MEDIA SPIN is part of the Liberals desperate plan to save themselves by portraying Trump as a traitor, when its really they who are traitors!!!

    The hour is at hand! We knew the liberals wouldn’t give up their evil plan without a fight! We must take to the streets and resist!!

  • Swampay

    Jaysus, how stupid can these motherfuckers be? “Dude, I like totally asked him if he was a spy and he said, ‘Nyet, I am no longer colonel in FSB since comink to Amerika’! It’s like a rule, they have to tell you if they are. It’s like if you ask a cop if he’s a cop before he sells you weed he has to tell you! Remember that one time I got busted for weed and dad’s lawyer got me off? I think it was because the cop lied to me about being a cop! The lawyer was so happy with the judge he got him a bitchin’ BMW.”

  • Lyly Sirivong

    And Don Jr. totally didn’t know about that. Because he’s stupid.

  • La forza del resistino

    The Russian IT/hacker guy was there just to do a memory check on Jr and Jared and came away empty.

    • proudgrampa

      Morals check, too. Also.

  • Yeah, I’m so mad at the Democrats for… making Trump do something that ended up hurting the Democrats and costing them the election. Gosh darned those sneaky liberals.

    • Shanzgood

      You know how we love to play the victim.

    • Blackest Noobs

      it’s part of the liberals long game….lose the battles, win the war….maybe.

  • BigCSouthside

    I’m putting it out there now. This meeting was to set up the data share between russia and the trump data op.

    • RumAddled

      i hope there is proof

      • Joe Beese

        Junior probably kept receipts of the payments to Kushner’s IT staff so he could write it off on his taxes.

        • BigCSouthside

          Lol they don’t pay taxes

    • Joe Beese

      Sounds right to me.

    • Tzipora Kaplan

      CORRECT SIR AND/OR MADAM AND/OR OTHER.

  • x111e7thst

    Junior’s head seems curiously small in that pic. Maybe its just that the knot in his (abominable) tie is unnaturally large?

  • Scooby

    How is Obama not in jail for any of this?

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      And yet Killary goes free!

      • therblig

        i get the feeling she’s much happier not being president since it’s a lot easier to kill people that way. all those trips to the woods and nobody commented on the fact that she was carrying a shovel?

        • It’s a walking stick!

          • proudgrampa

            I can see that…

          • therblig

            made from femurs? hmmm

          • La forza del resistino

            with wi-fi access to the Trump Tower wire tapps.

        • Dudleydidwrong

          I thought she borrowed Sarah Palin’s turkey head shredder. No shovel work needed.

          • BigCSouthside

            Hillary likes the shovel work. It’s more organic, plus a great workout

          • Darlene Underdahl

            She’s cleaning up after the dogs. A good excuse.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            There’s been so much shit to shovel since January 20th.

    • Darlene Underdahl

      Hillary masterminded it. She’s always a dozen steps ahead.

      • Paul

        I thought Hillary had trouble going up steps.

    • La forza del resistino

      Kenyan extradition protocols can be messy.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Jail was obviously thought too lenient, so instead he’s having all of his accomplishments taken away from him.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    “All of them, Katie” seems to not be a funny meme-laden exaggeration here.

    • Werewolf

      All of them, Yekaterina, in this case.

  • AyeDiosDrinko

    Wake me up when anybody sees a lick of punishment.

  • Blackest Noobs

    i betcha we find out later Eric Trump was there, along with some Russian spies…etc etc.
    maybe even Elvis makes an appearance…cuz right now….this seems to be an endless story of lies lies lies from the Trumps.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Rafael Cruz Sr. was there with the rifle he used at the grassy knoll!”

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I have a son. He’s 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough.

  • Flashman

    Hillary/Susan Rice/John Kerry/Nancy Pelosi/B. Hussein Obama let them all into the country, so it was legal for anyone to meet with them for purposes of getting stolen goods off a hostile power. Move on.

    • Panika MCD

      FEC manual still says “NO!”

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Didn’t you hear? Trump was elected to throw out the old rulebook. Drain the swamp (of all its anti-corruption laws)!

        • Panika MCD

          but he made a mistake by not being able to get any laws passed–let alone ones which would be retroactive.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Hmmm. Jack Kingston was just on CNN. He didn’t seem as enthusiastic as he was during the campaign.

    • eyelashviper

      His batteries are running down. Trump knows all about preserving precious bodily fluids and energy, and gives his great wisdoms to his bots.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Clearly, he’s on the Best Spy Geek Squad.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Oh boy! How are the Dookie Boys gonna get out of this one?

    • ariel_gee_398

      A couple presidential pardons should do it.

      • proudgrampa

        Unfortunately, yes. Trump won’t be impeached until he pardons everyone, including the Republican leadership in both House and Senate, preemptively — the way Ford did Nixon.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Here’s what I want to know: when did Shaggy and Scooby bumble onto this crazy scheme?

    • Antonin Dvorak

      About the same time the Mystery Machine got a flat and they had to spend the night in an abandoned mansion.

    • Panika MCD

      when Daddy gave them campaign jerbs.

    • Scooby

      We always get the greedy developers!

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      *Pulls mask off of Swamp Creature Steve Bannon*

      “Why it was Old Man Mercer the WHOLE TIME!!”

  • DainBramage
    • EvelyndeBarry

      Plot is too absurd for the screen.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Guy who made the pitch got tossed out onto Hollywood Blvd.

        • proudgrampa

          “No one would ever believe it.”

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      Would not see this movie, for any amount of money.

      • Shanzgood

        Not even if they include the bottomless chair scene?

        • Oblios_Cap

          Wasn’t that in Casino Royale? It looked painful.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        You’re living it.

        • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

          Yeah, that’s the worst part.

    • amrak63

      Straight to DVD.

      Make that VHS.

      Make that View-Master reels.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Maybe our excellent Wonkette legal commenters could weigh in, but let’s say the setup by the Dems theory was even true:
    If you are aressted by the cops as part of a John operation, it will really impress the judge and the prosecuting attorneys if you complain about how the cops, and especially that fake whore streetwalker cop, set you up.

    • Joe Beese

      She never even gave me the blow job I asked for, so how is this a crime?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Do they give a Nobel prize for attempted chemistry?

        • Shanzgood

          I could have won that at the age of 10 for setting the drain pipe in my bedroom sink on fire.

    • P’jama Pahnts

      Yep. Then they arrest the cop for prostitution. Makes perfect sense!

  • BigCSouthside

    Guys. What if the ACTUAL RUSSIAN PEE HOOKERS WERE THERE

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Well, even ten-minute meetings need break and relax time.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Now we know why Paul was “playing with his phone.”

      He was wiping pee off of it.

  • Shanzgood

    I wanna know where Kris Kobach was that day.

  • La forza del resistino

    There were so many Russians in the meeting, they had to annex Crimea to make room.

    • eyelashviper

      Aeroflot just established a shuttle between Moscow and TTowers. Finally a place to unload all that Trump Vodka and other crap.

  • Bananas Foster

    Nice time break….

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40603065

    Mommy lion nurses leopard cub. (In the wild!)

  • P’jama Pahnts

    @therealdonaldtrump
    –Totally fake news. None of those people were spies. Nothing was hacked. I was totally there and none of that stuff the failing NYTs reported was true.

    (Facepalms echo through the Whitehouse halls)

    • Shanzgood

      So THAT’S the sound of one hand clapping!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Its a good thing we’ve got kompromat on every GOP member of the House”

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    “The alleged former Soviet intelligence officer who attended the now-infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other top campaign officials last June was previously accused in federal and state courts of orchestrating an international hacking conspiracy.”

    HO-LEE-SHIT.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Don’t be so suspicious with all the connected dots. Does Kellyanne need to show you her flash cards again? She crossed out the word “collusion” and isn’t that proof enough?

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        If she only had drawn a sad-face next to it, I think it could have worked.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      There’s nothing to see here, folks….move along, now.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    My take away from this: The Russian spies were somehow unable to hack the emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server. Covfefe!

    • therblig

      and yet managed to walk in the front door of trump tower.

  • proudgrampa

    OBAMA! IT WAS OBAMA! HE WAS THE SIXTH PERSON IN THE ROOM!!!

    It’s ALWAYS Obama’s fault.

    • jesterpunk

      I thought it was Ted Cruz’s father in the grassy knoll?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Dude…I used that one 10 minutes ago!

        Oh well, great minds etc.

        • proudgrampa

          Wonkette has the greatest minds!

        • oldmechanician

          my late mother in law used to say “great minds etc… or maybe just two minds with but a single thought between them”

        • jesterpunk

          Sorry I missed your comment.

      • Panika MCD

        you guys really need to look into Papa Cruz–fucker is crazy.

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          I did, once. Never again.

      • amrak63

        I TOLD you people on another thread–it was Colonel Mustard with the Rope in the Library!

        • jesterpunk

          Ted Cruz’s father is named Colonel Mustard?

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Orson Welles was the Third Man, if I remember my movie history.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Junior’s Russian meeting was a SET-UP by the DEMONCRATS and FUSION GPS

    So the Reeps are going to roll with the “bitch set him up” line. Good to know!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7ab356cb376ab7dc924f556b3c3d87ab7d1059b9b33b98be15960da105559c9.jpg

  • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

    Somebody needs to do a really detailed time-line on this. I’m volunteering Dominic.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      The New Yourk Times had a good one up a few days ago, but so much more has come out.

      And yes that is the correct spelling of Yourk.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        I thought it was ‘Noo Yawk’?

  • jesterpunk

    I like how the GOP defense now is the entire Trump family is really stupid and will fall for anything. Hey folks I really dont think that is the defense you really want to use here.

  • Ghenghis McCann

    Why all those people in the room: have the Trumps never heard of conference calls? Or were they worried about being hacked?

    • Panika MCD

      you mean “tapps”?

    • ariel_gee_398

      Showing stills from the pee tape as a threat doesn’t have the same effectiveness over the phone.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      I’ll point out that not one person has even ASKED if there was anyone participating in that meeting via conference call.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Modern technology; who knew it could be so difficult?

        • Villago Delenda Est

          The Trump Crime Syndicate.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        The Russians know better …

      • cmd resistor

        Someone suggested Manafort was taping/transmitting to Trump while pretending to play with his phone.

  • Johnnymoreno

    Some people are saying that this so called “Russian spy,” was actually Loretta Lynch in Disguise.

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      It’s amazing how many people don’t know that.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Obviously you’re not on the Breitbart Barf Feed.

    • Steve Cole

      Never see them together…

    • Reximus

      But is it ‘many people’?

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Many, many people. Some people. OK, it was just one guy. Jim. It was Jim.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Все они, Катя.

  • BigCSouthside

    Cue Seb Gorka calling this all “ahbsuuuuuurd” in 3…2…

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Gorka: Time to move on from Russian election interference issue

      http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/politics/sebastian-gorka-russia-sanctions-cnntv/index.html

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i just saw this comment Trump made to reporters on the flight home, which makes Gorka’s comment even more “eyeroll-y” (shut up, on coffee #1):

        “I asked him (putin), were you involved? He said, very strongly — said to him a second time — totally different — were you involved? Because we can’t let that happen. And I mean, whether it’s Russia or anybody else, we can’t let there be even a scintilla of doubt when it comes to an election. I mean, I’m very strong on that,” Trump said. “I said, look, we can’t — we can’t have — now, he said absolutely not twice. What do you do? End up in a fistfight with somebody, OK? Because then I brought up Syria.”

        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          I’m sorry, I don’t believe this for a second. There’s no fucking way Dampnut would know the meaning of “scintilla,” let alone be able to use it in a sentence.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            he’s been learning reading lotsa big words since he gets professional speech writers.

          • WotsAllThisThen

            Maybe they give him a word a day and he has to try to work it into a sentence.

          • Shanzgood

            Or what? Only one scoop of ice cream before bedtime?

          • Three Finger Salute

            So that’s what Billo’s been doing in retirement. Feeding Pinhead some dictionary words to make him sound reel smrt.

          • arglebargle

            “Isn’t that what they make them fur coats out of?”

          • Opalescent Riddles

            “No, wait, that’s chimichunga.”

          • everstar

            “I’m hungry, you guys want anything?”

        • WotsAllThisThen

          Presidential fist fight? How about we get Trump and Duterte in the ring, pay per view.

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          Well, we know what the word on his word-of-the-day calendar was: scintilla.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      I’m smart enough to know the difference between a Russian accent and a Hungarian one. But the optics of having anyone with any sort of Eastern European accent speaking for the White House have GOT to be pretty shitty.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        That guy! FFS.

        Wingnuggets always wail about the haughty know-it-all libtard elites telling them what’s what, but we never had some spokes-jagoff with Gorka’s level of smug toxicity.

        Trying to think of an equivalent. Maybe if Barack had a guy that showed up on all the news channels dressed full Lawrence Of Arabia, with a strong middle-eastern accent, to explain away that Obama was definitely not a Muslim, using those absurd Gorka-levels of scorn and dismissiveness.

        Jesus. It’s ridiculousness all the way down.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Even though it’s physically impossible due to his Large Marge physique, I’m still of the firm belief that Seb Gorka needs to go fuck himself forever.

    • La forza del resistino

      I cry when he calls me ‘pajama boy’ and I can’t find my blankie

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Seb is a Nazi and a fraud. A 16 ton weight cannot fall on him too soon.

    • The Wanderer

      What’s “ahbsuuuuuurd” is having a disgusting Arrow Cross wannabe working in the White House.

    • amrak63

      “Seb Gorka” sounds like the name of a minor villain in the Star Wars mythos.

      • Cock Blockula

        Sounds like a skin disease to me.

  • DainBramage
    • (((fka_donnie_d)))

      Assumes facts not in evidence (had wheels in the first place)

  • Gregory Purcell

    Video. To give you an indication of how far gone things are in the US and on the CNN, here is a clip from yesterday featuring Paul Bengala, a Clinton ally and family friend telling millions of Americans the only thing left to do for the US is to decide whether its “massive retaliation” against Russia should also involve “blowing up the KGB, GSU, GRU”:

    “We were, and are, under attack by a hostile foreign power and… we should be debating how many sanctions we should place on Russia or whether we should blow up the KGB, GSU, or GRU [Russia’s foreign intelligence agency]. We should be retaliating massively.”

    http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/video-clinton-adviser-wants-debate-bombing-russia/ri20370#.WWh8iGYEJu8.facebook

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Glen Greenwald, is that you?

      BTW, the GRU is Russian Military Intelligence, a long-time rival of the KGB/FSB.

    • eyelashviper

      An easier solution: Blow up the GOP.

      • Proud Liberal

        The real enemy within.

        • Gregory Purcell

          I would say that is the neocons and their liberal interventionists sidekicks.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Oh, be a stereotypical Bernie Bro. Just go ahead and do it.

          • MynameisBlarney

            I’d say it’s almost every single fucking republican in the WH and both houses.

    • MynameisBlarney

      LOL

      You upfisted your own post.

      • proudgrampa

        Well, doesn’t everybody?

    • OneYieldRegular

      But wouldn’t that interfere with the Trump Organization’s plans to build a new real estate scam tower in Moscow? One really has to consider the consequences.

      • Gregory Purcell

        And Mexico will pay for that Hotel

  • weejee

    Here’s to hoping knowing that Mueller is doing all the necessary boring bits and following the money. (tl:dr, but fucking read it anyway)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8bd5d6c43fddc1f843cc7f02f07b272e1aba6fc3a3b5731a8efdbbdc491da13.jpg

    • Mpeg

      In 1987, on his first trip to Russia, Trump visited the Winter Palace with Ivana. The Soviets flew him to Moscow—all expenses paid—to discuss building a luxury hotel across from the Kremlin.

      Awwwww, 1987?? It’s Drumpfy and Russia’s 30-year anniversary!

      • calliecallie

        It’s like the Manchurian Candidate, only in Russian.

        • Three Finger Salute

          The Muscovian Candidate

      • everstar

        Aw, what’s the traditional gift for thirty years? Criminal indictments? Wait, I’m looking at the wrong chart again.

  • BMW

    I think people on both sides should try reading these news articles about the Russia scandal, but imagins instead of seeing Trump’s people’s names, pretend they are Hillary’s people. Then see of you have the same reaction.

    I am probably stating the obvious here, but I strongly suspect instead of the “La la la…fake news!” reaction we are getting now,
    Republicans would be a bit closer to SHE MUST RESIGN IMMEDIATELY SO WE CAN BURN HER AT THE STAKE OH MY GOD HIGH TREASON PRISON HURRY UP WITH DEATH PENALTY BECAUSE SHE’S OLD THERE’S NOT A SECOND TO SPARE!!!!!!

    • BigCSouthside

      I want one of those fake news purveyors to change everything in these stories to be Clinton specific and let them loose on trumpland. Then smash it in their face after you show it’s an altered article about trump

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Dead Breitbart’s been doing that for months now.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          It’s probably all computer generated. So it’s actually Dead Breitbot.

      • BMW

        There was a guy who tried something like that by making up fake news stories to embarrass conservatives, but when he revealed the truth the people who fell for his stories refused to believe he made them up.

    • Canned Covfefe

      Oh hell, they’d rent the Tower of London.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • eyelashviper

      See, it Putin and Donnie could have set up their top notch security stuff, we wouldn’t even know about these silly details.

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        The Trump maladministration’s sheer incompetency is the petard upon which they have autohoisted.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      This makes me think Russia did hack the RNC and Trump’s campaign and are holding the info for blackmail. One email with “click here for dirt on Hillary” would have done it.

      • AyeDiosDrinko

        They definitely did (imo)

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        It is inconceivable that they hacked the DNC and not the RNC. And yes, that word means exactly what I think it means.

    • Proud Liberal

      We’ve crossed the Rubicon.

      • eyelashviper

        More like we are at the bottom of the Rubicon.

        • Three Finger Salute

          I think the Rube-a-Con is a new Russian-built gizmo that churns out automated disinformatziya.

          • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

            I feel that Trump is the Icon of the Rubes, AKA, Rube-Icon.

      • everstar

        In modern Russia, Rubicon crosses us.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      “Private” and “Gmail account” are total contradictions.

      • eyelashviper

        My dog has a gmail account and even he doesn’t trust it.

        • yyyaz

          Now there is a dog that will hunt.

      • Joe Beese

        If it turns out that he didn’t have two-factor authentication enabled, I’m going to be annoyed.

        • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

          “Two-father offication what?”

          And if it turns out he was also using gmail for classified information, I’m going to have to drink a bottle of my special 90-proof anti-conniption fit remedy.

  • Sophia

    So are they ever going to run out of shoes to drop & are these shoes the knock offs that Ivanka is being sued for?

    • HooverVilles

      1) No
      2) Yes

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Boy if the evidence keeps piling up like this, Trey Gowdy might have to re-open his investigation of Hillary’s emails!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      That’s exactly what Estevan Rey is pushing for!

    • In 5…4…3…

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      steve king, I think, said that the other day. essentially that exactly, just different words.

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    I don’t believe for a second that there is anything coincidental about the fact that we elected this guy the year Barnum & Bailey shut its doors. After all, all those unemployed clowns needed something to occupy their time.

  • UnsaltedSinner
  • LesBontemps

    I’m starting to feel nostalgic for plain old sex scandals.

  • eyelashviper

    Y’all just quit it, making fun of lil Donnie, who’s tryin’ to help Murika…

    https://cdn.creators.com/199/207851/207851_image.jpg

    • Ghenghis McCann

      They believe this, but they ignore the former Nigerian Government Minister who emails them about transferring money into their account?

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Objection, assumes facts yada yada…

  • La forza del resistino

    So now, there were more bystanders in the room for Jr’s meeting than in the Donald-Putin official meet.

    • Vicki Lawrence’s Covfefe

      There were more people at Jr’s meeting than at the Inauguration.

      • proudgrampa

        I like your style…

      • La forza del resistino

        Agreed. Donald’s inaug speech could have used an English translator too.

        • Vicki Lawrence’s Covfefe

          Does Google do Moran to English?

          • Three Finger Salute

            They do Pig Latin and Elmer Fudd…

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Maybe it sounded better in the original Russian.

  • Amelia Resists and Persists

    This is really something, if we still live in a world where something means anything.

    Damn you, John Oliver.

    • Major_Major_Major

      I giggle to myself every time I think of the term “Stupid Watergate”. Toddlers, actual toddlers not figurative toddlers like Dear Leader, are more subtle about getting away with shit.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Pocahontas is not happy, she’s not happy. She’s the worst. You know, Pocahontas — I’m doing such a disservice to Pocahontas, it’s so unfair to Pocahontas — but this Elizabeth Warren, I call her ‘goofy Elizabeth Warren,’ she’s one of the worst senators in the entire United States Senate.

    • The Wanderer

      If she is “the worst,” she’s got some really heavy competition from the assholes, douchebags, dickweeds, and shitheels in the GOP caucus.

      • amrak63

        You left out the assbags, doucheholes, dickheels, and shitweeds.

        And the GOP will come up with new categories of obnoxiousness by next Monday.

    • yyyaz

      Both my Senators are rated as more disliked than anyone other than Yertle. Even Cruz, Rand Paul and the other goons can’t compete with McCain and Flake.

  • OneYieldRegular

    If it looks like an утка, and it quacks like an утка, it must be a Soviet intelligence agent/hacker.

  • Three Finger Salute

    But is he 400 pounds and bedridden doing great things with the cyber?

    If not, it’s FAKE NEWS!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Actually you just know there is an actual 400-pound Russian hacker somewhere in Jersey. It’s going to come out.

      • Three Finger Salute

        The governor’s mansion…

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        And he is the star in the poo poo tape.

        PLOT TWIST!

  • MynameisBlarney

    Remember when all the stupid fucking gotp’ers and their news outlets were clutching their precious fucking covfefe’s over Obama’s “Czars”?

    Sweet titty-fucking christ, I fucking hate republicans.

    • eyelashviper

      Arugula, mom jeans, spicy brown mustard…oh, bring back the days.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Long-form birth certificates, Barry Sotero, secret muslin.

        • jesterpunk

          Teleprompters…

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          Tan suit.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Why am I trying to read this thread to the beat of “We Didn’t Start the Fire”?

        (And you’re welcome for the earworm.)

        • eyelashviper

          aaaarrrrggghhhhh! {pounds head on desk)

        • Opalescent Riddles

          It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

        • amrak63

          Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends…

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            Hey, that song doesn’t suck!

  • Michael R

    When I get down I look at pictures of Stalin hanging from a meat hook .

    • Jennifer R

      Do you mean Mussolini?

      • Joe Beese

        He must. Stalin died in his sleep.

        Though his immortal soul is probably hanging from a meat hook somewhere.

        • Jennifer R

          Stalin had a massive stroke and wasted away three days later.

          • Clark_Nova

            A “stroke” that his doctor took credit for.

        • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

          TIME TRAVEL OBAMA STRIKES AGAIN!!!

        • amrak63

          Too unimaginative. I’m thinking more of some kind of Twilight Zone ironic retribution.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    But her emailzzzz!!11111ELEVENTY1111!!!

  • armed_bears

    Hre’s one of the ways it could begin to end:
    “It’s almost an embarrassment being an American citizen traveling around the world and listening to the stupid s— we have to deal with in this country,” Dimon said in response to an analyst question.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/14/jpms-jamie-dimon-blows-up-at-washington-on-earnings-call.html

    • armed_bears

      Although I might quibble with “almost”.

    • eyelashviper

      Fuk Dimon with a cactus, he walked with zillions, while people lost their homes, jobs, etc. and still are.

      • armed_bears

        Exactly! Which is why he is important: Until you can separate Trump from his core constituency, he ain’t going anywhere….

    • Sadly, it will probably take people like Dimon (a total shithead) to finally convince the rethugs to abandon drumpf.

      • eyelashviper

        Nah, he’s a coastal elitist, doesn’t chew snuff, drive a rusty truck and praise Jebus.

    • yyyaz

      Poor rich snowflake. *sniff*

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      It really is horrible that the gubt won’t last the banks do whatever they want, like make stupid bets and expect the taxpayers to bail them out. Why we’d all be rich if we could just unleash the power of Jaime!

    • Three Finger Salute

      “Don’t look at me, eh, I voted Liberal in 2015.”

      -“Americans” backpacking through Europe

      • Eileen Besse

        I was doing just that during Watergate in 1974….

        • Three Finger Salute

          1974: “Nixon’s not my fault, I voted for Trudeau!”

          2017: “Trump’s not my fault, I voted for Trudeau!”

          😉

    • hillarysleftone

      i don’t think it was Trump that Jamie was bitching about. I think it’s Dodd-Frank and the CFPB etc, weak as they are, which puts him on the same side as Trump, not separated from him. But maybe I misunderstood

    • everstar

      Almost?

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    It’s dropped shoes all the way down.

    • mardam422

      Soon will be enough to fill Melania’s closet.

  • La forza del resistino

    ‘Trump to Hire Lawyer Ty Cobb to Respond to Russia Probes’
    The Detroit Tigers unretire his number.

    • armed_bears

      The shoes that are dropping must have cleats.

      • La forza del resistino

        Hope his arguments to the judge all don’t start ‘hey, ump, you need glasses’

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Always the Alien Probes. Must be getting painful.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Maybe it’s just the way the media is releasing the information- to get eyeballs every day- but it seems like whoever is doing this leaking is trying to cause maximum damage to the Trump regime. Dribble out something, wait for them to lie about it, then dribble out something the next day that proves that they are lying.
    It’s like somebody is out to get them. And I don’t think it’s the Dems. Maybe that tweet about working with the Russians to prevent more hacks after they hacked our election was a bridge too far for somebody. Right after that weekend, the leaking seemed to really pick up steam.

    • BigCSouthside

      The Russians involved with this meeting have been fairly candid too

    • Hemp Dogbane

      A mere coincidence, but this tactic won’t work with anyone smarter than a box of hammers.

      • WY_cryptid

        Its for the trumpites and republican base- so they can scream, “fake news!” while the wealthcare of death sneaks up on them.

    • P’jama Pahnts

      It’s all to keep us from paying attention to the wealthcare bill

    • mardam422

      And this is the non-classified stuff!!! Imagine what’s on the wall chart in Bob Mueller’s office!!!11

  • DainBramage

    OT: So, here’s a shred of good news.
    https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/status/885870445634998273

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      yay!

    • TJ Barke

      So we’re not totally and completely fucked. Just mostly.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        The arc of the penis of fuckery is stubby and gross, but sometimes it droops a little, towards justice…?

    • eyelashviper

      Wow, thanks to the few good judges out there, we all might survive. It takes cojones to toss a jury’s verdict, even an insane one, and this one was LOCO.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba
    • Ghenghis McCann

      I would prefer not to capture the essence of his asshole. Thank you very much.

      • amrak63

        *Insert vegan butthole reference here*

    • Man macron is adorable.

  • Meccalopolis

    Hola wonkeratti! Enjoying my vacay in my internet free corner of the Catskills. Can’t wait for open thread since I’m just in thecity to see my doctor but missing you peeps and Evan. Guess I’ll have to wait for Rachel fir that other shoe. Peace

    • Major_Major_Major

      Enjoy your vacay. Good time to be in the mountains. Hell, anytime is a good time to be in the mountains.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        “anytime is a good time to be in the mountains.”

        Are you sure about that?

        “Donner, party of, uh, 14? I mean, 12. 10?”

        • Ghenghis McCann

          “Mmm, Donner kebabs.”

          • Pinkham’s Law

            It’s the OTHER, other white meat!

          • Ghenghis McCann

            Long Pig. Delicious.

        • Major_Major_Major

          The one what remembered the ketchup weren’t complaining..

  • Reximus
    • eyelashviper

      I love Ted, and am so very very jealous…I gotz Ted Yoho the Yahoo here in Floriduh.

      • Oh jeez I’m sorry. I have Delauro, and Murphy and Blumenthal for senators, so I’m lucky.

        • armed_bears

          Udall and Heinrich FTW!

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            You’re all better off than here. We’re stuck with Cruz and Cornyn.

            ETA: Please, for the love of dog, donate to Beto at betofortexas.com! He actually outraised Dickhead Cruz last quarter, takes no PAC money, all grassroots.

          • Oh dear.

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            I’ve adopted Bob Casey from my birth state.

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            I have McTraitor, Rand, and Rep. Andy Barr. I’m not entirely sure that I don’t win. And, if I don’t, I will have one of them cheat for me and disqualify your vote.

          • Vicki Lawrence’s Covfefe

            I was so glad to at least get away from Barr when we moved to Lou.

          • chortlingdingo

            Yay Beto!

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            God, ain’t that the truth. Fortunately my Rep. is Al Green. The first to bring up impeachment.

        • eyelashviper

          Along with hurricanes, gators, brain eating bacteria in the water, we have more than our share of toxic and deplorable guvmint folk and their fan bots. But winters are nice.

          • cmd resistor

            And the wading birds.

      • amrak63

        I have Boozman and Niedermeyer, er, Cotton.

        Both Rethuglicans, of course. :P

        http://i.imgur.com/BorEoIf.jpg

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Mixed bag. Brown and Portman in the Senate, Joyce Beatty in the House.

    • Joe Beese

      I hope they affect a Tony the Tiger accent when they read “I’m loving it.”

    • yyyaz

      At least I can point to Gallego (and Grijalva) and claim them.

    • Eileen Besse

      Now THAT’S good news!

  • Major_Major_Major

    Wow, that some amazing pretzel logic from Erik MacErik. What a poltroon

    • Jackie Jones

      Already seeing conservatives say the “Set up” line all over the intertubes. Also blathering about HRC and Ukraine.

      • Sophia

        I thought donnie was spy hunting and that’s why he set up the meeting?

        • Jackie Jones

          I cannot keep track of their stories! I assume it will all be Obama’s or Planned Parenthood’s fault.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        You know what? I think Hillary is so dedicated to the country that if we worked out a deal where all the Trumpski Traitors were bounced out of power and sent straight to jail — if it took her there too — she would actually do it.

    • proudgrampa
  • notanncoulter

    dear ericksonericksonericksonericksonerickson:
    the demonrats are also planting pussies on females so they can be grabbed.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    All I can say is if the Dems were playing 11th dimensional chess they were really fucking bad at it.

    • Joe Beese

      You mean losing the election?

      No, see, they’re playing the long game.

  • calliecallie

    Jesus. Fucking. Christ. Are you kidding me? Either they are all going to jail or this will not be America any more. Wow!

    • proudgrampa

      Pretty much.

    • MynameisBlarney

      They can’t be allowed to walk away from this.

      • Longstreet63

        No doubt they will spend the rest of their lives under guard.
        By the Secret Service.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        I don’t doubt for a second that they will get away with it.

        • MynameisBlarney

          I choose to remain cautiously optimistic.
          For now.

    • Me not sure

      America? Tell me more, tovarich.

    • Panika MCD

      there are different rules for rich idiots? they are called “droolz”.

    • jesterpunk

      They all have affluenza.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Remember back in the day when we could point and laugh at dopes like Pam Geller and her Obama is going to make us all Muslims or Barack is gonna put us in FEMA camps? Good times.

    • TJ Barke

      That was funny, because they had no actual evidence.

    • La forza del resistino

      You didn’t hear that FEMA camps were outsourced to Trump Hospitality Suites?

      • Longstreet63

        They didn’t pay the contractors, either.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Allegedly the one in Las Vegas has bedbugs.

  • Sophia

    I was thinking last night, yea it’s dangerous” but the way Mueller broke the Enron case was by charging one of the guys wives with Income Tax evasion. How long do you think it would take for Donnie 2 scoops to throw Jared and/or Donnie 1/2 scoop under the bus if they went after his precious Ivanka in the same way?

  • MynameisBlarney

    Don’t forget.
    Ryan swore them all to secrecy.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029326422

    • Ha! I’d forgotten about that.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Me too actually.
        There’s so damn much ratfuckery happening constantly, it’s hard to keep track of everything.

  • fawkedifiknow

    This whole story is beginning to look a lot like the most recent season of Fargo. The “sixth man” goes by the name, “V. M. Varga.”

    • DainBramage

      That was an awesome performance by David Thewlis. I was getting nauseous when he was sitting in the bathroom stall eating ice cream.

      • Reximus

        so was he

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        It was so good and they made him look so terrible that it took me three episodes to realize who he was.

      • fawkedifiknow

        Thewlis was great. The character he played was another in a long line of Cohen brothers utterly immoral, extremely violent, wonderful “villains.” Varga (and Nikki for that matter) was highly intelligent, too.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    “The allegations were later withdrawn.”
    I wonder who died in a tragic accident.

  • P’jama Pahnts

    As the Steele dossier gets verified bit by bit, let’s just go ahead and say out loud what everybody knows: the pee-hooker tape is real and it’s out there somewhere. It’s just a matter of time before we’re all daring each other to watch it.

    • My guess is that it’s worse than pee hookers.

      • TJ Barke

        Underage Ivanka lookalikes…

        • Yup.

        • armed_bears

          Eewww AND Ick

        • John Thorstensen

          That sounds like it’s probably right. Good God.

        • ariel_gee_398

          MAGA – Maybe Adulterous, Genuinely Abhorrent.

      • Panika MCD

        maybe it includes Ivanka’s friend who is rumored to be dating Pooty Poots doing things I dare not say.

        • Three Finger Salute

          Rupe the Dupe’s ex-wife

      • P’jama Pahnts

        Ya know, sometimes I hate my imagination

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I think the “pee hookers” tape is NOT the thing Pooty-Poot is holding over Twitler. I suspect it’s more along the lines of “we will call all your loans at once.” After all, Dump’s horrible base would be all excited over a tape that they think shows disrespect toward Obama.

    • Sophia

      I’ll just read the reviews from you guys thanks

    • WY_cryptid

      Make Urolagnia great again!

      • LucindathePook

        The 4th Mrs. Trump???

    • Panika MCD

      “two girls Russian pee hookers one cup Trump”

      …unless there was a sixth person in the room…

      • IHaveThoughts

        Two Russian pee hookers, one trump, and an ex-KGB spy. It’s like Two Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place, but with more treason.

        • Panika MCD

          don’t forget the tapps!

    • Joe Beese

      Does my duty to my country demand it?

      Cause I’d really rather not.

      • P’jama Pahnts

        “duty”. iswydt

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Did the dossier say there’s a tape or just that it happened?

      • P’jama Pahnts

        Video, pictures…something that the Russians are holding over his head.

        • Major_Major_Major

          Holding something over his head that shows pee hookers holding something over his head?

    • Longstreet63

      Two Girls, one Trump?

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Not enough brain bleach in the world to make me.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef
    • Mr. White

      Extra bonus points if the video show Trump in a diaper and ball gag.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      The movie “The Ring” was about a videotape where you died after watching it.

      WAKE UP SHEEPLE!! SEEING DONALD’S PEE BONER WILL KILL YOU!!!1

    • Serai 1

      I might watch it, just to laugh hysterically. I don’t get enough chances to do that.

  • Royal Ugly Dude
    • eyelashviper

      Hmmm, Ivanka’s inventory heading for the recycling bin?

      • Ghenghis McCann

        It’s too cheap and tatty to be recycled. Wear it once, and you have rags.

  • Oblios_Cap

    With all these drips, it’s only a matter of time before the stalactites will be reaching the floor of the Trump cave.

  • Joe Beese

    The co-founder of a political and corporate intelligence firm behind an explosive dossier alleging Russian intelligence influence over President Donald Trump will not testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to two sources familiar with his plans.

    The committee on Wednesday announced a July 19 hearing that listed Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, as a witness. His inclusion raised the specter of public testimony about the dossier’s seamy and contested claims of sexual misconduct and a years-long Kremlin conspiracy to get Trump elected.

    But the request for Simpson to appear was voluntary, and it’s unclear whether the committee will seek to compel his testimony.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/co-founder-of-firm-behind-trump-russia-dossier-will-not-testify-before-senate-next-week-240525

    “Voluntary” aint’ gonna get the job done, boys.

    • Meccalopolis

      Wasn’t steele hired by jeb (!)?

  • Joe Beese
    • ariel_gee_398

      For a lawyer, Glenn doesn’t have a great understanding of what might constitute a crime.

      • Joe Beese

        Maybe he was out sick from class that day?

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      “As far as I know”

      Yeah, gonna stop you right there Glenn. Because the black-letter law seems to indicate a crime did happen. Maybe you should crack open the U.S. Code.

      • Joe Beese

        What he might not grok is that we, in the madness of our witch hunting, think that unpunished Russian hacking of our elections does not promise us a future in which our response to these “forces” can be effected.

    • timpundit

      He tweets pretty good for having his entire face in between Putin’s ass cheeks.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Who?

    • WY_cryptid

      in real life words it should have this instead, “Americans, my message is, if you do not persist in uncovering and persuasively responding to the underlying treason and structural wealth hoarding, you’ll doom the country to irrelevance forever.”

    • notanncoulter

      i’m sorry glenn, it’s not totally clear, can you say that again without russia’s cock in your mouth?

    • Longstreet63

      The Thousand Year Trump Presidency! All patriotic citizens should refrain from Critizing the Divine Shadow and His Family, lest they discredit the loyal opposition.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      OK, has anybody actually thrown any of them Trumps into the Potomac, to see if the float or sink? If not, then it’s not a witch hunt.

    • cmd resistor

      Sick of this guy. And what is this rush to conclusion crap? He sounds like KellyAnne.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      And as far as I know, the investigations are still unfolding, dickwald.

      ONE OF THE “UNDERLYING FORCES” WAS VERY TARGETED RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION APPEARING TO COME FROM “RESPECTABLE SOURCES”

      Gosh, why does that sound oddly familiar just now?

    • eyelashviper

      GG is an insufferable drama queen, needing to have the attention and be the smartest guy in the cubicle….
      Only cultists who have overdosed on stale koolade believe a word from his maw.

  • timpundit

    The drip drip drip of shoes dropping makes ,me wonder if republicans will switch presidential horses mid-stream before 2020.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Regarding that Goatfuckerson article (from the Son of Goatfuckers), which is inspiring a simultaneous facepalm / jerk-off motion with such violence that I may have hurt my elbow:

    But if it was a set up, why are we only finding out about it now? Well, several reporters have said they’ve been working on the story for a year. The information has been slow in coming. If you had helped stage the meeting and didn’t want it to look like a set up, wouldn’t you let the reporters run their natural course instead of throwing it all at them?

    The Democrats were so effective in their set up, that it took a year to spring the trap! You see, this is all according to plan! You don’t want to embarrass someone right away, that might give it away that it is a trap!

    What a black eye this is causing! Look at all the Republicans feeling shame and humiliation!

    Except for that last part. Instead they’re dismissive and coming up with alternative bullshit “explanations.”

    WHAT A SUPER AMAZING TRAP THOSE DEMS SET, EH? IT IS HURTING THE REPUBLICANS SO MUCH! LOOK HOW EVEN ERIK ERIKSON IS FORCED TO ADMIT … NOTHING.

    • Weird Fishes

      Golly, you’d think if them Democrats wuz so wiley and smart and so goshdarned super duper election-fixing-sneaky jeanyusses that they would have…you know. Won it.
      Seems to me, anyway.

  • OutOfOrbit

    Joy Reed believes tRump can do anything/everything under the sun and will stay in office as long as the Rs control congress. I been thinkin’ that all along.

    • Proud Liberal

      It’s a damn shame too. They have become enemies of the state and, since they are getting away with it, they will continue to be enemies of the state.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Do you think the reptiles have some endgame in mind? Because I used to think I was pretty smart, until I started trying to imagine what they think this is all going to lead to. As far as I can tell it’s entirely possible that the country splits in two, or becomes, literally, an annex of Russia, and neither one of those things seems very likely to result in the GOP being able to hold onto power. So either I’m not very bright, or they have some plan I can’t wrap my head around, or their plan is just breathtakingly stupid, or they don’t have a plan. Help a Wonker out here, kids. What’s up?

    • Proud Liberal

      I believe Russia has infiltrated the White House and we will probably have to go to war to get them out of there.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Remember how the new Battlestar Galactica series had the tagline “They Have A Plan”. And then years later, the writers and producer admitted that…yeah, they really didn’t have a plan?
      Same thing.

      • Thiazin Red

        I guess they did at the start of the show, even if the plan was just kill all humans.

    • Longstreet63

      “This thing will get out of control. It’ll get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.”

    • WY_cryptid

      American Oligarchs

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      The ratfuckers were blinded by the opportunity to have a pure power grab and didn’t think it through. That being said, ratfuckers needs rats to fuck. Their supporters are the rats and they love getting fucked.

    • OutOfOrbit

      I say breathtakingly stupid built on arrogance of the highest order.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I tend to think what Schiff said in his interview with Bill Mahrer. That if there’s any plan at all, it’s “To ride the bus until the wheels fall off”
      I have zero sympathy for them, but those that are in swing districts won’t get Dem votes no matter what they do, because we want them all gone. Period. Those in deep red districts will only get the snot knocked out of them by the base for their troubled.
      No profiles in courage here.

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Don’t speak so soon, Grasshopper. Trump has an 88% approval rating among Republicans

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Exactly my point. That’s why they have to ride the bus until the wheels fall off- until something so bad happens that their party is permanently tarred by this administration. How much the rest of us suffer is a different issue entirely.

        • Longstreet63

          Challenges from the right are what they fear. Sooner or late the Raving Looney Party will Primary them for not outlawing the Democratic Party. And probably win.

        • Three Finger Salute

          And a 14% one among “independents”, for a total of 102% approval under the Conway mathematical formula. Gee, why does that number look so familiar? 14/88…?

    • Mr. White

      The reptiles are more shrewd, sneaky and power hungry than smart. Their downfall will be their arrogance.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      I think part of it is that they can’t completely collude openly. There is a shit ton of infighting because not everybody working inside the R-ring knows the true level of their ratfuckery, or believes that they can defy physics again, with all of the public sentiment hardening into a wall of opposition, almost at a global scale.

      Coups require precision timing and unbending loyalty. And I think they can’t ever really get everyone on the same page, when it involves overturning all of our American values, because they can’t just come out and talk about betraying their country.

    • eyelashviper

      Does a thrashing amoeba have an endgame in mind?
      What we have, folks, is a big puddle with an unruly mob of thrashing amoebas…

    • Rags

      I think some kind of ideologically split loose confederation may be the end game. The R’s will give up on the true blue states and will let them have their own healthcare system, as CA is doing, their own recreational drugs, as CO and WA are doing, legitimate women’s health systems, sanctuary cities, generous LBGT rights, higher minimum wage, etc. They are content to let the Kansas experiment run across all the Red states and exert their authoritarian urges there.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        It’d be interesting to see where Georgia would fall. There are true believers but the state has been successful attracting Big Business. In 2009, we were giving more to the Feds than we got back.

      • Serai 1

        as CO and WA are doing

        And CA, thank you. Recreational MJ goes into effect next year here.

  • Gorillionaire

    AGAIN, gotta say, while Grassley and his comrades are trying to spin away from this, keep in mind that at least some, if not most, of the GOP in congress are complicit in this. A whole bunch of those rat fuckers know that they are compromised, they know how dirty all this is, and they apparently don’t care.

    • OutOfOrbit

      They’ll care if Mueller ever does his job and busts everyone who’s dirty.

      • Longstreet63

        Maybe. They’ve gotten away with such blatant acts that it takes their breath away. At some point soon, they reach a point at which they decide that Nothing will ever touch them and decide how to use that immunity.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Mueller is doing his job. Gather all the evidence to MAKE SURE THE INDICTMENTS STICK.

        • Serai 1

          THANK YOU. I want the damn process to work, and that’ll only happen if they’re careful and thorough.

        • OutOfOrbit

          I WANT ARRESTS NOW!
          *Throws self on floor, kicking, screaming, beating back of head with own fists.*

  • La forza del resistino

    By now, Jr. must be wishing his involvement in foreign affairs was limited to that ‘Babes of the Black Sea’ dvd.

  • Longstreet63

    The odd thing, of course, is that the Righty fever dream of the day is that Evil Democrats set Poor Innocent Donald-The-Even-Lesser up.
    But even if that were true, crime is crime. You don’t get let off because an Older Boy teased you into robbing that bank.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Didn’t Trumps’ Scottish mother ever mention the old “A big boy did it and ran away” excuse. And then tell him if he ever tried to use it, she would render his backside black and blue?

      • Longstreet63

        I suspect that in the Trump family, the tradition is to blame the nearest servant and get them fired.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    My fear in all this is that Twitler will fire Mueller, and instead of that being “the last straw” for the GOPee, they’ll go on television to say how concerned they are, and that will be the end of it. They’ll do absolutely nothing to stop him, and the next step will be to end elections here under the guise of “stopping voter fraud” or “shoring up the system against outside attacks (which will take decades).”
    It sounds absolutely nuts, but having someone elected by the Russians and having the entire reptile party supporting him sounds nuts, too. It ALL sounds nuts. If it were a movie, it’d be so stupid it would go straight to DVD.

    • OutOfOrbit

      It will be their only way out of this jam.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      The main hope that I have is that every time they’ve attempted to establish permanent rule, their overreach and lack of ability to govern has caused them to fall on their faces.
      Right after the 2004 election, Karl Rove was rubbing his greedy claws together over the “permanent majority ” the Republicans were going to have. You know how that turned out.
      In the absence of catastrophe, like the Great Depression or 9-11, Americans don’t care much for one party rule.

      • Longstreet63

        And don’t forget their permanent ascendancy after Reagan erased the specter of Watergate. I think that shattering that illusion of ownership is why they’ve obsessed over the Clintons for so long.
        That’s why any Dem in high office is illegitimate to them, because Reagan gave it to them.

      • Three Finger Salute

        …which is why they’ll create a catastrophe. Like a terrorist attack or war with Kim Dung Poo or, heck, have Trump JFKed by a “rabid leftist” and the milquetoast Pence become the “somber voice of reason” calling on Americans to unite against “enemies both foreign and domestic” (emphasis mine). Gee, I wonder who those domestic enemies might be?

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          This bunch is so incompetent I’m not even sure they could manage that without screwing it up. Little Donnie would send the email chain plotting the whole thing to The NY Times.

          • Notreelyhelping

            And, at this point, the states might just tell them to fuck off. National Guard? Sorry. They’re off fighting forest fires.

          • puredog

            Which failing NYT would then publish that fake news. Your point?

        • Longstreet63

          Tragic necessity of suspending the Constitution, Emergency Powers, Just Temporary Measures until Security is reestablished…

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          Gay pizza and Gay wedding cakes. Those are you domestic enemies.

      • Longstreet63

        Oh, and…
        Actually a good solid chunk of Americans DO like one party rule. The trick is to keep the rest from voting. I mean, Er…to crack down on Voter Fraud.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Presidents usually lost their party’s seats during a midterm election. Some of the exceptions were, again, catastrophes, like the Great Depression, WWII, and 9-11.
          I’m not going to be complacent, but I’m not going to sit around and believe that we’re hosed. I’m off to pester one of my kids senators on her behalf about the healthcare bill.

      • Serai 1

        Yeah, but we tend to think that when someone on our side wins, too. Not “let’s keep the other guys from voting”, but rather “NOW everyone will see why the other side are a bunch of evil fucks, and they’ll understand why things will only get better and better!” That doesn’t turn out the way we think it will, either.

    • Anna Rompage

      Who knew an invasion of our Sovereign state by Russia, would turn out to be more like the Manchurian Candidate, instead of Red Dawn?

      • OddMan

        ‘Manchurian Candidate’ with a soupçon of ‘Idiocracy’.

        ‘Waiting for Not Sure’

      • Serai 1

        Um, the guy who wrote The Manchurian Candidate, I’d say.

    • Serai 1

      I’m done with trying to predict what will happen, and my image of what this country does and doesn’t do, I’ve dumped in the trash. All bets are off. We’re in the history books now as an object lesson on how nations crash and burn. For all the hope some seem to have, I’m firmly on the side of pessimism – I just don’t see how we’re going to get past this without a huge amount of pain and upheaval. We’ve only seen the barest tip of the iceberg, I’ll warrant.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        True that we have only seen the barest tip of the iceberg, but the more that is exposed, the more people other than the true believers are angered and horrified.
        #RiseUp

        • Serai 1

          Which is fantastic, but there’s not that much we can do, seeing as how the wingnuts have spent the last fourty years stacking the decks in their favor while we were distracted.

    • Rags

      4-5 is empowered to assign any and all of the armed forces for domestic law enforcement (allowed by the Posse Comitatus law – no, this is not sovereign citizen bs). He could use the ‘immigrant threat’ as the excuse for his first steps towards autocracy.

  • Anna Rompage

    With all of the cr*p that’s coming out in public about the Trump’s illegal ties & contacts with Russia, it makes we wonder what the investigators working under Meuller are turning up at this point…

    • notanncoulter

      it’s okay to say ‘shit’ here – we are all [pretending to be] adults.

      • chiefkurtz

        Since comments aren’t allowed, who’d see it anyway?

      • Ghenghis McCann

        That’s your Standard English, here we say “shite”.

        • Serai 1

          Or schiesse, if you’re into the whole multilingual thing.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Merde.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      There is the immediate threat and the long term law suites. Tactics and strategy.
      Mueller is probably expanding the net, based on the people who have already talked.

      • Serai 1

        Long term law suites? Can anyone book those, or are they only for attorneys?

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          “Law suites” being the preferred usage on Vote For The Worst’s forum. I am introducing it here.

    • Serai 1

      I’m sure they’re delighted at having so much evidence just handed to them on a silver platter like that.

  • susan_g

    You look at the polling numbers that read 12% support for their wealthcare bill and wonder why repubs are still pushing it, as if they have no fear of losing an election over it. Care to guess why they feel that way?

    • Three Finger Salute

      Kris (kough) Kobach

    • BigCSouthside

      Well my senator claimed that the protesters outside his office are NY socialists, so I get the impression that they just don’t care about us at all

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Or Lil Marco losing the lease on his Tampa office due to protest disruptions and working out of Starbucks?
        Or the optics of arresting disabled people who are protesting?

      • SeeTrain65

        Sherrod said that?

        KIDDING! KIDDING!

        We all know which “senator” you’re talking about.

    • Rags

      Hate Congress, love your Congressman. It’s an old trope, but true. Protects their right flank so they can throw money at the Dem opponent instead and demagogue the thing again.

      • dshwa

        In New York, we refer to this as “Vote everyone else’s bums out.”

        • jenny_whyme

          That’s what the calls for term limits are all about…

          • dshwa

            Term limits are still a dumb idea.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        But if your congressman voted for this crap, isn’t he part of the problem? And if he spoke out in favor of it, shouldn’t those sound bites be used against them?
        Like “don’t buy the iPhone to afford the premiums”, etc…
        My informal poll of people I encounter who may not have been galvanized by the random possibilities is that the threat of losing out on healthcare has folks angry. And not only losing healthcare for themselves, but their kids and their parents, etc…

        • Rags

          I hope you’re right, but approval ratings of congress vs. Congresspeople have told a different story for years. Also you are using logic. Sad!

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            True, but things are so much worse now. People are paying closer attention. That makes a difference.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    “Well thank you Donald Junior, that about clears everything up.”

    *Columbo turns around*

    *Hesitates*

    *Turns back*

    “Oh, I’m sorry to bother you Donald Junior, I know your time is precious. I just have one little thing, it’s so small. But it is bothering me. The other person at the meeting, the meeting that you denied ever happened, that was the Russian hacker, right?”

    • eyelashviper

      We needs Columbos, many, in our medias these days…

      • Serai 1

        I loved that whole rumpled, distracted strategy. It was so fucking clever.

        You know, I met Peter Falk back in the early 80’s, at Otis Parsons Art Institute, when I was taking a class there. He was taking one, too, apparently. Ran into him at the lunch wagon, of all places. He was really, really nice. He used to go to my dad’s nightclub to see the flamenco shows. After a couple of pleasantries, I brought that up. He smiled and said he had indeed gone there several times. And then – seriously, I shit you not – he paused and then said this:

        My wife loves that sort of thing.

        I swear, I had SUCH a hard time not bursting into laughter at that. It was grand meeting him, I’m glad to have had the chance to chat a little.

        • eyelashviper

          Great story. Columbo was one of the best characters ever on any tv show. Clever, brilliant, always interesting. No doubt much of that was due to Falk’s really fine acting and sense of humor.

          • Serai 1

            When I met him, I realized how much of Columbo was derived from Falk himself. It was an eye-opener, and no mistake!

          • Le Chapeau

            He lost an eye early on, and wore a glass peeper for the rest of his life. The story goes that one day, on either his high school or college baseball team, he was called out on strikes, took out the glass eye, and offered it to the plate ump, saying, “here, you need this more than I do.”

  • Bill Patterson

    Per: https://www.apnews.com/dceed1008d8f45afb314aca65797762a/Russian-American-lobbyist-says-he-was-in-Trump-son's-meeting
    “During the meeting, Akhmetshin said Veselnitskaya brought with her a plastic folder with printed-out documents that detailed what she believed was the flow of illicit funds to the Democratic National Committee. Veselnitskaya presented the contents of the documents to the Trump associates and suggested that making the information public could help the Trump campaign, he said.”

    • cmd resistor

      Those were, of course, invisible, which is why Donnie Jr. forgot to mention them.

      • eyelashviper

        it was written in pig latin, and Donnie didn’t bring his translator.

        • Mahousu

          Donnie was told there would be no math.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Unfortunately, he only speaks pig.

    • jenny_whyme

      Or better yet… the printed out doc’s detailed the flow of illicit funds to the Republican National Committee…

      Please make Veselnistskaya’s court case go away or else…

      Sessions settled that case this week.

      (I can conspiracy theory with the best of ’em.)

      • Le Chapeau

        That case had Russians dropping like flies, and in one case, literally from a fourth floor window.

    • Rags

      aaaaand some stills from a certain video

    • Professor Fate

      Okay – they are dumb enough – I’m convinced there’s a canceled check out there signed by Jr with the phrase ‘many thanks for the Hillary Info!” in the memo space.
      I mean they’ve pretty much done everything else as stupidly as possible yes?

    • Kgprophet

      Akhemtshin “was part of counterintelligence but was never formally trained as a spy.” Sure, and I was part of the fire department but never trained to fight fires.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Akhmetsin? Sound moose-limb like.

  • rick

    Russian code names:

    Old man Trump: Bloated orange clown
    Don Jr: Stupid
    Eric: I’m with stupid

    • Mahousu

      They were going to call the kids “Dumb” and “Dumber,” but nobody could agree which was which.

    • kareemachan

      Iwanka: I’m [blanking] clown

  • Me not sure

    Veselnitskaya gave her television interview in Russian with an interpreter present and claimed Akmetshin was present as a translator (sic) at the Trump Jr. / Kushner / Manafort meeting, and yet, there she was at a hearing with former Ambassador to Russia Mcfaul, conducted entirely in English, apparently without an interpreter. If she isn’t a trained intelligence officer, fluent in English, I’m Czar Nicholas. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb6afa3b42f68df94f7724adcbcbbc27405dc595b3064ae5511d1ddcee58e5e9.jpg

    • Augustus

      She is kinda cute, though

      • Me not sure

        That’s the plan, man!

      • Serai 1

        I’m sure that’s why she was recruited.

      • SeeTrain65

        If you like corruption and intrigue.

    • Le Chapeau

      Remember how Sammy Sosa spoke English until he was accused of juicing, and then suddenly he had to have an interpreter?

    • SeeTrain65

      Today we are all Tsar of All the Russias.

  • YayConspiracy

    How do you say ‘the plumbers’ in Russian?

    • khanurik

      For what it’s worth, and literally, like the guys that fix your pipes (no double entendre intended: водопроводчики – but probably not in the sense you had in mind. A more nuanced translation, based on the latest reporting would be translated from the Russian as: “dumb asses.”

      • YayConspiracy

        I meant to refer to a Nixon-era group of people.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    So we now know that both Boris and Natasha were at the meeting.

    Side bets on whether Fearless Leader was upstairs listening on the intercom?

  • Mehmeisterjr

    The introduction probably went something like this:

    Bob Goldstone: I say, Junior, old bean, allow me to present The Sixth Man I’ve been telling you about.

    Sixth Man (sticks out his right hand): Akhmetshin.

    Donnie Half-Scoop: Gesundheit!

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    All these super-tricky plots we Democrats come up with “to embarrass the Republicans.”

    Because shame is something Republicans totally feel. No, really! It’s true! It’s not a unicorn made of unobtainium from the land of far-away!

    Just look at them all, sooo mortified by all this. You can just see how chastened they are, like, in the way they never show any contrition, humility, or regret. Look at them completely avoiding any responsibility whatsoever! They just avoid Town Halls and bop off on their scheduled vacays! ALMOST JUST LIKE WE PLANNED!

    Boy, these complicated gambits to constantly embarrass them almost always come so close to paying off SO BIGLY.

    Too bad for us that Erik Erikson holds our kyptonite to these plots in his hands:

    Total, utter shamelessness.

    • It was all a cunning plot to let them win an embarrass them. Never mind we lose all the shit we worked so hard to win the past 60+ years!
      Ya know, these people need no help in being embarrassed.

  • Covfefe

    Forget Dick DeVos –Betsy’s husband — and Spectrum Health Grand Rapids; think Erik Prince — Betsy’s brother — of Blackwater fame, and, also too, the guy who wants to privatize the war in Afghanistan along the lines of the East Indies Company. And, sometimes I forget, the guy who met with the Russians in the Seychelles in order to set up a Trump/Putin back channel.

    • Lily412

      His administration is a Who’s Who of disgusting individuals.

      • Serai 1

        I’m starting to think an amendment should be passed restricting public office only to those making less than 100K a year.

    • SeeTrain65

      Can’t we just be disgusted and outraged by AOT,K? ; )

  • khanurik

    As usual, you libtards are missing the real story in this affair. And that’s the news that the guy who was the voice of Kermit is stepping away (or at least going to the steppes in his homeland – if you catch my drift) This guy resigned without explanation. Did Hillary blackmail him or kill him already like a common Vince Foster???? I mean, it’s been apparent for years that someone influenced Kermit to be some of kind commie, eco-warrior. But, since Kermit is a proud, patriotic frog, you can imagine that he resisted at first (you know, the whole “it’s not easy being green” thing.) But then his voice actor (who is also a lawyer with ties to the Kremlin and various Russian mob bosses and oligarchs –
    ALLEGEDLY) promised him some juicy dirt on Miss Piggy. And Kermit’s going all: I love it!! But, the fact is, that Kermit ain’t that smart. He’s always goin’ on about rainbows and other liberal snowflake stuff. It’s a sad day in America when our beloved Kermit goes rogue… It’s time for Kermit to lawyer up!!!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    GOP donor and diehard conservative Peter Smith—the 81-year-old crusader whose personal jihad against Hillary Clinton led him to the weird combo of Russian hackers and the Trump campaign — died by suicide, according to the Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-peter-smith-death-met-0713-20170713-story.html

    Police found a “carefully prepared file of documents” and a suicide note explaining that he was ill and his life insurance policy of $5 million was set to run out. Smith was found with a bag over his head and a “source of helium” attached.

    RWNJ conspiracy loons: start your engines!!!

  • Riley Whodat Venable
  • azeyote

    people are going to be put in handcuffs and they will all talk – they’re already talking – they just can’t help how fuckin idiotic they are – it’s genetic – some kind of shit house rat gene gone awry –

  • Celtic_Gnome

    I tried to get Akhmetshin for the entertainment for my kid’s birthday party last year, but he couldn’t work it into his schedule. Now I know why. Had to go with the bowling alley that puts the bumpers in the gutters so the little shitstains can knock down a pin or two.

  • Laffing Crow

    Moran Rep/Cons aren’t going to be able to spin this one into submission. Turns out that – trumps are for treason! The best at being treasonous ever. They’ve been doing some big, beautiful TREASON. Better than Obama ever did!

    • T is for Treason, they do it a bunch
      R is for Republican, they sold us for lunch
      U is for Union, which was nice while it lasted
      M is for Murrica, our country dismasted
      P is for pee tapes, of course.

  • DuchessD’Orleans

    You people act like having meetings is against the law. Or that people can’t talk to Russians. I had a Russian roommate once. Am I a treason? Duh!

  • smokefilledroommate

    I ain’t gonna read any horseshit from Erick, son of Erick. Instead, here’s a blingee from the olden days. (His shit-spewin’ head is obscured by the star. I forget what the occasion was, honestly.)

    http://image.blingee.com/images18/content/output/000/000/000/6ec/669353188_1248877.gif?4

  • Smibo

    Okay, it’s high time to overstate the obvious here; referring to the headline photo, WTF is up with that weird Trump hand gesture? They both do it! It’s like they’re adjusting the world’s tiniest knob or something. That still photo doesn’t show it, but they always bring their hand down a few inches while closing the gap between their thumbf* and index finger, too.

    It’s just creepy…

    * Not a typo

    • kareemachan

      He’s just telling us how small he is….

  • Bobwurst

    So is this the 400 pound hacker trump was talking about during the election?

  • Arthur Gane

    Lets get some things straight:
    1. The law regarding collusion does not require actions just intent.
    2. Trump senior actually called for a foreign government to interfere in the election.
    3. The fall back for all Repubs will always be Clinton, email, Benghazi. In that order.
    4. If that does not work they will shout Terrorists as often as they can.

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