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The Washington Post has published one of those “long-read” thingies that takes “more than five minutes to read,” but it’s an important one, because it’s a thorough look at how fucked American national security is vis a vis Russian attempts to steal our democracy. Surprise! Because Donald Trump has an eternal micro-stiffy for Vladimir Putin, and because Trump is too thin-skinned to wrap his filthy orange head around how he might not have won if AN ENEMY NATION HADN’T HELPED HIM, America The Beautiful is more vulnerable than ever!

As it is a “long-read,” we are going to encourage you to “read the whole thing,” as they say on the internet. But we will pick out the most horrifying/fucked up details, to give you a taste of what you’re in for when you click that WaPo clicky.

Jared Kushner and Reince Priebus BEGGED the Baby to listen to the intelligence community about Russia during the transition.

But apparently this begging made the Baby CRY:

… [A]s aides persisted, Trump became agitated. He railed that the intelligence couldn’t be trusted and scoffed at the suggestion that his candidacy had been propelled by forces other than his own strategy, message and charisma.

Told that members of his incoming Cabinet had already publicly backed the intelligence report on Russia, Trump shot back, “So what?” Admitting that the Kremlin had hacked Democratic Party emails, he said, was a “trap.”

Trump ultimately agreed with Trump that Trump’s ego was too weak to accept that anything other than Trump’s own excellency could have propelled Trump to HISTORIC VICTORY by negative three million votes. And he STILL doesn’t believe it, because he’s an idiot who’s probably compromised by Russia SOMEHOW DRIP DRIP DRIP.

And because of this, America is fucked.

Nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House.

The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president — and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality — have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat. The repercussions radiate across the government.

The Baby’s intelligence briefers are VERY DELICATE when telling him intelligence about Russia stealing American democracy, because they don’t want to hurt the Baby’s feelings.

You think we are kidding, but it’s true. On top of how Trump cannot be trusted with our most secret intelligence (because he’ll just go jizz it all over his Russian friends), they have to structure his briefings so as NOT TO SAY MEAN STUFF ABOUT RUSSIA, because THAT UPSETS THE BABY:

U.S. officials declined to discuss whether the stream of recent intelligence on Russia has been shared with Trump. Current and former officials said that his daily intelligence update — known as the president’s daily brief, or PDB — is often structured to avoid upsetting him.

Russia-related intelligence that might draw Trump’s ire is in some cases included only in the written assessment and not raised orally, said a former senior intelligence official familiar with the matter. In other cases, Trump’s main briefer — a veteran CIA analyst — adjusts the order of his presentation and text, aiming to soften the impact.

“If you talk about Russia, meddling, interference — that takes the PDB off the rails,” said a second former senior U.S. intelligence official.

Not only that, but Trump has never talked to his Cabinet about Russian meddling, and the bigwigs on the National Security Council know better than to talk about it, because that would MAKE THE BABY FILL HIS DIAPER WITH SAD POOPS.

And Russia is like “LOL YAY IT WORKED! These Americans are stupid! But nobody is stupider than the dumbass sex offender we put in the White House! DRIP DRIP DRIP, TRUMP! We are to say DRIP DRIP DRIP just to be reminding you!”

WaPo describes intelligence intercepts over the past year that basically consist of Russian spies high-fiving each other, doing conga lines, and just generally being so excited about the success of their American operation that after LI’L TOO MUCH celebration vodka, they are having hairy bear Russian gay sex with each other, NO HOMO.

And all because Donald Trump REALLY IS that stupid:

U.S. officials said that a stream of intelligence from sources inside the Russian government indicates that Putin and his lieutenants regard the 2016 “active measures” campaign — as the Russians describe such covert propaganda operations — as a resounding, if incomplete, success. […]

But overall, U.S. officials said, the Kremlin believes it got a staggering return on an operation that by some estimates cost less than $500,000 to execute and was organized around two main objectives — destabilizing U.S. democracy and preventing Hillary Clinton, who is despised by Putin, from reaching the White House.

The bottom line for Putin, said one U.S. official briefed on the stream of post-election intelligence, is that the operation was “more than worth the effort.”

As WaPo notes, if Russia was trying to “aggravate political polarization and racial tensions and to diminish U.S. influence abroad,” then DONE and DONE and DONE. And they say Donald Trump hasn’t accomplished anything during his presidency! PSHAW.

Does The Baby know about this?

See above about how it’s best not to make the Baby cry.

Is the Trump administration doing anything about Russian interference NOW, considering we have midterms coming up next year?

THE FUCK YOU SAY.

How mad did it make Baby Trump when Congress passed new sanctions on his beloved Mother Russia?

SO MAD BRO:

Trump’s frustration had been building as the measure approached a final vote. He saw the bill as validation of the case that Russia had interfered, as an encroachment on his executive authority and as a potentially fatal blow to his aspirations for friendship with Putin, according to his advisers.

In the final days before passage, Trump watched MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program and stewed as hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski declared that the bill would be a slap in the face to the president.

“He was raging,” one adviser said. “He was raging mad.”

He was also “apoplectic” after the bill was passed, and it took four days for aides to convince the Baby that he had to sign them, because if he didn’t, Congress would just override him and he’d end up looking like an even sadder and weaker Russian intelligence asset than he did before.

Any “senior administration officials” accidentally admit Russia stole the election for Trump to WaPo?

WELL, KIND OF:

“This makes me pissed because we’re letting these guys win,” a senior administration official said of the Russians. Referring to the disputed Florida tallies in the 2000 presidential election, the official said: “What if the Russians had created the hanging chads? How would that have been for George Bush?”

Wait what? WHAT IF the Russians had done the hanging chads? Well then, a really fucked up popular vote loser election would have been even more fucked up than it was, due to how AN ENEMY NATION HAD THROWN THE ELECTION FOR ITS CHOSEN CANDIDATE.

Is “senior administration official” saying that, even though Russia CLEARLY threw the election for EVEN MORE BIGLY POPULAR VOTE LOSER Donald Trump, it’s somehow unfair to his presidency to harp on that, because it prevents Trump from making finger-fucky with the object of his affection, Vladimir Putin? Fuck you if so, “senior administration official”!

Any other interesting factoids from the article?

Sure, but YOU HAVE TO READ THEM YOURSELF.

Did you even finish reading it yet, Wonkette?

3/4, give or take.

Is this post over now?

WHOA IF TRUE.

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  • BreakingDeadMen

    He is in on it, Priebus is in on it, Kushner is in on it.

    • schmannity

      Hallucinogens?

      • armed_bears

        As much sense as any other theory.

        • BreakingDeadMen

          Only if you’ve never taken them.

      • BreakingDeadMen

        LSD libels!

    • JoeChristmas

      All of them Katie.

  • Anne Of Green Bagels

    I need more Tums. SO MUCH MORE.

  • William
    • Oblios_Cap

      Probably not it.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Definitely not it.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      That reminds me of the “This is all I need” speech from “the Jerk”

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I love that part. Also the “They’re shooting the cans! Somebody hates these cans!” part.

        • Meccalopolis

          Shit. Shinola. Got it. (Steps in shit)

  • Quiety nostalgic for the Hanging Chad days.

    And I am a straight man.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Chad was special. I would have voted in his box.

    • BearGHAZI

      Everyone loves a hung Chad. Except for incels.

      • willi0000000

        yeah . . . they just want to hang Chad.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I just hope their success doesn’t result in WWIII. Because then nobody will win.

  • JoeChristmas

    It’s old Fake News.

  • canes_pugnaces

    As tempting as it is to snark, and believe me, that is always my first response to anything Trump, this WaPo piece is deeply troubling. Combine it with the amicus brief filed today in Federal Court, we have a soft takeover of the presi-dunce-y by a hostile power aided and abetted by state-run media and shit load of morons.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Don’t forget the GOP. Some of them already admitted they knew Putin was paying Trump and then swore each other to secrecy. That party should be outlawed.

      • DrBigHead

        They were going to do everything they could to get the tax cuts. Now that it looks like they are going to happen, watch them go after medicaid.

        Yes, I believe they are that greedy.

      • georgiaburning

        Just give them an oblast someplace east of the Urals, and provide transportation.

    • GoutMachine

      I’ve been in all-day meetings – can you learn me on what the amicus brief is?

  • armed_bears

    Glum? Sure! But wait until you read Lindsey Graham’s “70% chance he’ll attack North Korea”.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/12/lindsey-graham-war-north-korea-trump/548381/

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      attach it to what?

      • armed_bears

        That’s what she said.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Depends on where it lands after Dolt blows it up.

      • Nockular cavity

        It’s a legal term. They haven’t been keeping up with their rent.

      • JoeChristmas

        He’s going to do North Korea.

    • Anne Of Green Bagels

      or what Nikki Haley was saying about Iran like a common Condoleezza Rice.

    • William
      • wide_stance_hubby

        Slurpee McGee loves himself some cracker. . .

      • OneYieldRegular

        Grahaaaam biscuits!

    • Ryan Denniston

      At least your buddy McCain won’t have to suffer the consequences of a military engagement with North Korea for long. What the hell is Graham’s excuse?

      • Christopher Story

        Nobody he knows will be doing the dying, so there’s no downside.

      • Meccalopolis

        Frustrated old hag?

  • JoeChristmas

    You know who else colluded with the Russians and then got their wienerschnitzels handed to them?

    • chazmanr

      Yeah, but they initiated the collusion. Hitler went to Stalin to forge an alliance, because he knew he didn’t want to get into a war with the Soviet Union. But like all power hungry dictators (redundant, I know), Hitler said fuck it and invaded anyhow.

      • Meccalopolis

        He was always planning to, he wanted a deal on Poland so he could pivot to France and Britain without looking over his shoulder.

  • Michael Smith

    Caligula, Nero, Commodus … I think I’m starting to understand how their people felt.

    • Changeling

      You know who else…

  • Victoria Ricola

    White House officials cast the president’s refusal to acknowledge Russian interference in the election as an understandably human reaction.

    Lock them up. Seriously. This is conspiracy.

  • Fitzgerald Chesterfield
    • TJ Barke

      What he wants is to be the 21st century axis of evil with russia.

  • Ryan Denniston

    The pee tape is real!

    • OneYieldRegular

      and the pee tape is a metaphor.

  • How different this world would this be if the #media wasnt jackin to every whiff of ‘private server’ and looked around…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae73e492a6fec2c5409dea44267d9e0b218e1f4451949bd7b9934af625420f8f.jpg

  • mailman27

    Trump was “apoplectic?” He had to have an aide look that up for him. Initially he thought it meant he was really smart.

  • memzilla Ω

    If you’re feeling distraught over this Russian fuckery, leave us remember that there is still a Sealed Indictment “A” sitting in a Washington courtroom. Drip drip dripski.

    • J. M. Tusks, Esq.

      Those three piddly charges of lying to the FBI give me hope.

  • jesterpunk

    So we have “Russia didnt hack the election and didnt help Trump” and “Hillary worked with Russia to hack the election so she could lose and make Trump preznit.”

    • TJ Barke

      Double think…

    • Meccalopolis

      Hillary and Russia conspired with the FBI to… ?

    • J. M. Tusks, Esq.

      It’s Hillary’s fault for making Putin hate her!

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    He railed that the intelligence couldn’t be trusted and scoffed at the suggestion that his candidacy had been propelled by forces other than his own strategy, message and charisma.

    So, totally living in Fantasyland. Got it.

    • JoeChristmas

      Or surreality teevee.

  • jesterpunk
  • schmannity

    Those damn Rooskies are so tricky. First, they’re our enemy, bent on our destruction by stealing Uranium and paying into the Clinton slush fund. Then, they’re our bestest fuckbuddy friends.

    • TJ Barke

      They’re both, cuz double think.

  • TJ Barke

    This is beyond the pale…

    • Master Contrail Program

      Until THE NEXT AWFUL THING anyway.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        It’s not quite 4pm on the east coast. . .

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      We all laughed at Romney when he said Russia was our biggest global threat. It turns out he was right and Obama was wrong. But now, when that’s brought up, all you hear from the right are taunts about Obama being wrong with no recognition that Romney was right and Russia really is our biggest threat. The stupid. It burns.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        The problem is that rMoney wasn’t really right then; he was proven right when his party decided it was cool to collude with Russians because the sweet, sweet cash money could go straight into their bank accounts instead of their PACs, since it was illegal anyway. At the time, ISIS and al-Queda were the bigger threats. IMO

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Short term Russia is a threat, especially working with Republicans running interference.

        Long term, greenhouse gases are still the greater threat. Of course developing a clean energy grid would also weaken petro-states, so…

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Told that members of his incoming Cabinet had already publicly backed the intelligence report on Russia, Trump shot back, “So what?”

    Let’s see you say that when Putin decides it is in his interest to dump your sorry ass, Donald…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb0239df1b77a5ca52e55180416b4b0bd8de9fb2e56be5915528c161b2da2ac3.png

    • Bill D. Burger

      He’ll drop his Dotard Pawn faster than Trump dropped bad habit Omarosa.

    • mailman27

      “So what?” A response dripping with foreign policy expertise.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Current and former officials said that his daily intelligence update — known as the president’s daily brief, or PDB — is often structured to avoid upsetting him.

    But we liberals are the special snowflakes who require trigger warnings. OK then…

  • schmannity

    Charge 1, Obstruction of Justice.
    Charge 2, Dereliction of Duty as Commander in Chief.
    Charge 3, Treason
    Charge 4, Money Laundering
    Charge 5, Tax evasion
    Charge 6, Desertion (to Mar a Lago).

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Charge 7, Bitch Ugly.
      Charge 8, Bitch Stupid

      • Meccalopolis

        Bitch fell out the ugly tree, hit every branch on the way down

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Baconzgood

    “I can’t read this thing about international politics. They are re-runing my favorite episode of Friends, that I’ve seen 12 times before, on TBS.”

    -The U.S. Voter-

    • WotsAllThisThen

      You mean the one where…?

      • Meccalopolis

        Smelly cat!

    • Cleo_Cat

      Matlock, not Friends.

    • Cleo_Cat

      Matlock, not Friends.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “Oh Vlad! You ARE happy to see me. Bigly happy!”

    https://pics.me.me/lets-make-russia-great-again-5145536.png

  • Jim QuinnX

    In closely related developments, PolitiFact just awarded the 2017 Lie of the Year Award to . . . wait for it . . . Donald Trump! For his false claim that Russia did not interfere with the election. This is the third year in the row for President Pussgrab.

    It’s a threepeat!

    • BreakingDeadMen

      The Michael Jordan of pathological lying

      • Jim QuinnX

        With a side order of LeBron!

        • BreakingDeadMen

          When it comes to reflexive dishonesty, he’s the whole package

    • Victoria Ricola

      He won it with his own strategy, message and charisma.

    • georgiaburning

      He’ll retire the trophy

    • GoutMachine

      They just renamed it “The Donald J. Trump Lie of the Year Award”

    • laineypc

      Wonder how much longer we have til his critics are no longer allowed to publish.

    • Roadstergal

      Politifact told him he was Lie of the Year, and he said they wanted a photoshoot, no good.

  • Scooby

    When Trump pounds his shoe on the desk at the UN the circle will be complete and the rapture may begin.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      It’s in the bibuhl.

      • Dutchman

        Just to drop a little knowledge about “The Rapture”. The idea really came into the mainstream with John Darby around 1830. Darby was expounding on the works of Margaret MacDonald who worked out much of the Pre-millenial rapture theory.

        The concept was not terribly widely accepted in American theological circles until a small number of circuit preachers in the South found that it was a very useful method and message for their itinerant “tent meetings”. This became more common in the early 1920s and grew even more during the Great Depression as the pressures of fund raising became more dire.

        Eventually it became a standard of American theological ideation especially among evangelicals.

        • SDGeoff3

          That’s showbiz for ya!

        • Meccalopolis

          I believe the cited passages referred historically to the impending break with the Roman empire and it’s eventual collapse. There’s also some interesting etymology around the word apocalypse.

  • Iron Monkey

    One possible result of Russia/Trump collaboration:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15YgdrhrCM8

  • Bill D. Burger
  • goonemeritus

    Facts, the truth and careful journalism are inherently biased against our President.

    • William

      IKR. Those left leaning facts seem so unfair.

  • MynameisBlarney

    OT, but…
    Hey, Ijit, that vidja ya made might be the least of your worries, you fucking asshat.

    https://twitter.com/TheAnonJournal/status/941391171649265664

    • William
      • GoutMachine

        Oh, that image simply made my day. Thank you.

        • Persistent Tennessee Rain

          And it’s not the least bit gay, either!

      • The Wanderer

        I’m stealing that.

      • MynameisBlarney
      • Prollynottoday.

        I say, good show, jolly good show !

      • Prollynottoday.

        I say, good show, jolly good show !

      • Prollynottoday.

        I say, good show, jolly good show !

      • SeeTrainOffTheRails
        • Rotisserie Teal

          I got one of these and I can attest to its total awesomeness. It is beyond fun. So much so that I’ve had to restrain myself from leaving out raw meat just to have more targets.

          • SeeTrainOffTheRails

            This always seemed to me like a guy wanted to shoot a fly off the wall with his Smith & Wesson, but his lone brain cell finally fired off an impulse that said, “Maybe that’s not such a great idea.”

            It just seems like it’s for the gun nut who can’t stop shooting things even when he’s inside a room full of humans. For Christ’s sake, fly swatters are cheap. You can buy a ton of them for the $40 or $50 they want for this stupid thing and the salt you’d need for “ammo.”

          • Rotisserie Teal

            I am by no means a ‘gun nut’, though I do own one. It is registered and I went to training in its handling, storage and use.
            I have used many types of fly swatters in my more than a half century on this earth and this is much more effective, a lot less messy and a shit ton more fun.

            Plus, the carpal tunnel has made the swatter a painful option. And simple table salt is still one of the cheapest staples in anyone’s pantry.

            Peace

          • SeeTrainOffTheRails

            I’ll buy that. At least you’re not killing people with it.

    • therblig

      i imagine NJ will join in once gov orca is beached in january.

    • Lefty Wright

      Yay! North Carolina elected a Democrat for governor and for AG. unfortunately, the legislature still has a veto proof majority.

    • The Wanderer

      Looks like Florida is still hell-bent on fucking its own citizens. (sighs) I need to buy more lube.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Also, too.
      It ain’t just the AG’s.

      https://upload.democraticunderground.com/10029983387

    • rosenbomb

      The GOP should love this– States’ rights and all

    • hudson

      live free or die

  • BadKitty904
    • wide_stance_hubby

      More words, we can still see his face!

  • georgiaburning

    I’m somewhat reassured that Russia’s intelligence community is as competent and effective as one would expect. Not so happy that POTUS and 30% of the US population are “useful idiots”.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “No puppet! No puppet! ___ You’re the puppet!”

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRA0fDjW0AIuBOG.jpg

  • Baconzgood

    I heard, as a kid, a line in a movie, or book, or play, I don’t remember, but it ALWAYS stuck with me

    “Those sneaky Russians”.

  • nightmoth

    Thx for telling everyone to read the whole report. I’m looking forward to doing that, even though it will make me grind my teeth and mutter imprecations. I’m already doing that when I remember all the strange love the GOP was showing Putin during the last coupla years of the Obama presidency. I was puzzled by all that groovin’ on those bare-chested Putin photos from Republican congressmen and their implying the Russian “president” was a manly man and ours was not. That nonsense laid the groundwork for this.

    • Buzz1313

      And don’t forget when Forbes Magazine threw Obama major shade by naming Putin the most powerful man in the world a few years back.

      • nightmoth

        I didn’t even know that! Guess I should expect it from an entity which is the definition of that old insult “capitalist pigs.”

  • Bill D. Burger
  • BadKitty904
    • Impatient

      Exactly this! All the fuckery, all the stupidity, all the mistakes … wouldn’t have amounted to shit, if the Republicans were somehow still loyal to the USA.

      But our dear Republicans have leapt ahead of us plain old Americans. They’re now working for the MSA … The Monetized States of America.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “Oaths to uphold the Constitution and serve this nation are for ___ L O S E R S!”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRAmdG1VwAEBXmL.jpg

    • Buzz1313

      Did they really leave Tiffany and Barron out out this photo? Assholes!

  • goonemeritus

    We need to give Trump some credit for bring joy to a formally down trodden group, living in a dystopian hell-scape. Are Russian spies not human, do they not deserve a little joy too?

  • Jo Mathie

    I work with kids on the autism spectrum and I consider myself lucky not to have to deal with a supposed adult like Trump.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Rotisserie Teal

      Yep. This. This. And a whole lot more of THIS.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    Sure, but YOU HAVE TO READ THEM YOURSELF.

    WHAT? I am an American

    • dslindc

      Indeed. When is the movie version out?

      • Resistor Radio

        I’ll wait for the gifs

    • Edith Prickly

      If my name isn’t in it I Iose interest.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • dslindc

    But I already used the Karen Drinking GIF today! I cannot drink harder at this point!

  • Lefty Wright

    Need I remind people that Russia was also involved in dirty tricks on Bernie’s social media network. Something that his campaign knew about but never bothered to address.

    • Roadstergal

      He still is pretty mum on Russia. And minority voter suppression.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Why do I always read all the way down to the end of the article before posting the brilliant non-comment I thought of halfway through? Why?

  • Bill D. Burger
  • onedollarjuana

    Funny, your excerpts seem to indicate that Donny Two Scoops was not actively conspiring with the Russians but was just a useful idiot.

    I prefer to think he was both.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Non-Threatening Ron

      They won’t, either.

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  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    Donald Trump would like to remind you he can be trusted, but intelligence can’t.

    • William

      Yeah but sometimes they can be kind of funny. https://www.facebook.com/100008709274141/videos/1811108795856079/

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        She sounds like she’s from Long Island somewhere. Maybe Isliptucky

        • Rotisserie Teal

          I laughed out loud at this. Thank you.

          I’m guessing Peter King is her Rep in Congress

      • Rotisserie Teal

        Two things, first, very disappointed in hearing the hard NY accent on an idiot. Second, I got through 45 seconds and that was 30 more than I should have.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Trump’s base, aka: The Master Race, doesn’t believe a bit of it. “Uh’bein’ friends with Ruush-uh’ is a good thang’! Preznut’ Trump sayud’ it and I believe it.”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRAxH1VW4AAkWfP.jpg

    • SDGeoff3

      So much winners.

      • SeeTrainOffTheRails

        So few weiners.

        • amrak63

          Such tiny wieners.

  • BadKitty904

    The 2016 and ongoing Russian attack on the U.S. and the continuing failure of Trump and the Republican Congress to do anything whatsoever about it endangers the security of every American citizen.

    • Non-Threatening Ron

      Not just Americans, either. Nobody wants to see an adventurous Russia again.

  • nightmoth
  • ariel_gee_398

    He also thought his top Russia advisor was an administrative assistant because his top Russia advisor is a lady.
    https://twitter.com/DavidNakamura/status/941346420048760840

    • Christopher Story

      McMaster hasn’t had to lick so much boot since basic training

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I love how it became HER FAULT that the dotard and his COS didn’t know who she was and treated her like a secretary. Fuck those pieces of shit.

    • Roadstergal

      I can’t get over that bit.

      McMaster SCOLDED HER because… Trump was a misogynistic little shit?

  • Bill D. Burger

    Do read the entire article at the Post. It’s just a stunning piece that lays out in detail how stark the consequences of electing this deeply corrupt, childish, dangerously insecure and incompetent man truly have been and continue to be.

    • ManchuCandidate

      And that’s just the people who voted for that fuck.

    • Roadstergal

      It is jaw-dropping.

    • Meccalopolis

      And it doesn’t even touch WHY he’s such a Russian tool

    • tkingt

      Do read “Trump’s Russian Laundromat”, New Republic, July 13, 2017. This examination of Donnie’s relationship with Russia demonstrates why he adores Putin and the oligarchs.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Who will the dotard fire over this one? Five bucks says it’s the guy who gets the coffee.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      He already threw the TV out the window.

      • SDGeoff3

        A former boss did that once. His secretary called me right after and said, “Honey, were you planning to be coming in today? Maybe you shouldn’t and I’ll tell you why…”

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          A good day to have a stomach bug and regretfully be unable to attend.

    • phoenix00

      Omarosa

  • Thiazin Red

    He doesn’t disbelieve it, he knows its true but thinks if he keep lying he’ll get away with it.

    • Historicat

      It’s what he does; it’s what he’s always done.

  • chazmanr

    I managed to slog through the whole article this morning. Not a good way to start your day. Starting to regret dropping Russian class back when I was in college.

    • ManchuCandidate

      I regret taking mine tovarish

  • alpacapunchbowl

    The entire world is being held hostage by this sick fuck’s ego. That’s not terrifying or anything. Cthulhu’s a piker.

  • SweetDeeKat

    Did anyone else watch the finale of Mr. Robot and get really spooked, like it isn’t that far from the future?

    • Dutchman

      Shhhh! That’s on my list to binge. If I can still afford Hulu and Netflix after today.

  • BMW

    All these idiots are giving horses a bad name.

  • Boojum
  • Boojum
  • AnnieGetYerFun

    When will people just started shouting at Trump and then refusing to leave when he fires them? I figure we’re past the point where that’s an impossibility.

    • Roadstergal

      I think that would be helpful for our democracy.

    • bbayliss

      He’s never fired any of them. He abandoned Priebus on the fucking tarmac, brought Scaramucci in to make Spicer cry, and tried to humiliate Sessions out of office.
      He couldn’t even fire that horrible “reality star” woman. It’s easy on T V , takes more balls than he has in reality.

      • Roger Shrubber

        Is Senator Al Franken (D-MN) reconsidering resigning his post after admitting to numerous sexual abuse allegations?

        Although Franken announced that he would step down a week ago, the senator still has not given a departure date. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton tapped Lt. Governor Tina Smith to fill his vacancy. Smith’s one year term will begin when Franken leaves and conclude in January 2019.

        Since his resignation last Thursday, the Minnesota senator has cast five Senate votes, attended at least one committee hearing as of last Thursday, and gave a floor speech on net neutrality Wednesday afternoon. While his replacement is ready to leave for Washington, the senator’s office has said he does not yet have a departure date and that he is still finalizing his plans.

        Manu Raju

        @mkraju
        FRANKEN tells me no final decision yet on timing of his resignation from Senate. “We don’t know what the timing is yet. We don’t have an exact.”

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        Franken was asked four times Wednesday when he would leave office. He declined to answer. One of Franken’s aides said that he is “tying up loose ends and working on a smooth and speedy transition.” While no date is certain for his official resignation, they expect his replacement to be in place in early January.

        • Harbinger08

          The governor’s appointment holds the seat until after the special election next November and whoever wins that will be sworn in when the new Senate is seated in January 2019. Let’s hope they keep that seat. There is a risk of losing it, but at the moment it seems small.

  • Michael C

    When you look at the sum total of all this, you reach an inescapable conclusion:
    There HAS to be a Pee Tape!

    • bbayliss

      There are allegedly 3 or 4 held by various intelligence agencies.

      • Sakonyachen

        Calling Mexicans rapists, advocating banning Muslims from countries who never attacked us, admitting to sexual assault, making fun of the disabled, talking about a “journalist’s” menstrual cycle, calling a female opponent for the nomination ugly in an obvious nod to the pigs of the world, and even claiming that Putin is an okay guy weren’t enough. There could be 3 or 4 hundred pee tapes. The Trumpanzees will still claim it is the media’s fault.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I read the entire WaPo article. That is good investigative journalism. This is what happens when you elect a malignant narcissist who is also an ignorant fool. The big problem here is that the people who still support him don’t read the WaPo.

    • Begin Anew Day

      Dick Nixon didn’t read WaPo either.

      Ignoring it don’t make it go away.

    • Rotisserie Teal

      “…the people who still support him don’t read.

      Fixed it for you.

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • SDGeoff3

      Well now.

  • roberteye

    Didn’t help him in the pop vote – he lost by 3 mill all by himself. But Russia (perhaps with Jared’s help targeting voters allegedly?), Comey’s late breaking bulletin and the gd Jill Stein – late of the famous RT dinner with Putin & Flynn – helped Trumpf considerably in WI, MI and PA.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Antivax, WiFi woo Stein can go fuck herself forever.

      • amrak63

        She’ll have to. Who else would want to?

      • Sakonyachen

        WiFi woo is best woo!

    • Gorillionaire

      I still get a whole lotta “deep state” “the Russia thing is a distraction” garbage from the three or four Jill Steiners I still talk to.

  • JustDon’tSayMoore

    Imma put this here

  • Anyone have the latest from the betting houses on the odds of his impeachment?

  • Begin Anew Day

    Yo donnie!

    Looks like you got shit to be worried about now. LOL!

    I hope you realize that WaPo has a trophy room down in their man cave. Richard Nixon’s head is hanging there. Your head will give that dusty old relic some much needed company.

    :>)))

    • Sakonyachen

      Plus Nixon will feel classy with Trump in the room. Dick was awful, but he did manage not to brag about it.

  • Impatient

    Departing from my usual, I’ll play the cynic. References to the WaPo article seemed like a buildup to something very substantial. But we’ve been swimming in these bits and pieces for months, and could easily intuit how they tie together, in a broad sense. Maybe the article presents the bits and pieces better, ties them up with a nice bow, and then draws a few conclusions about where that leaves us right now, relative to our friendly Russians, and Russian-like president. But it kinda leaves me feeling like I’m watching a paused scene in an action movie.

    I’m still stuck on the thought, “And so that means ______?” For my part, I’m still swimming, still dog-paddling out here in this informational ether. And I still think somebody has peed in the pool.

    Is this all we’ve got? I hope my children live to see the end of this.

  • As it is a “long-read,” we are going to encourage you to “read the whole thing,” as they say on the internet.

    Also guaranteeing that #OrangeNixon [(c) Carl Hiassen] will not see it. #TrumpCantRead [(c) Samantha Bee]

  • Impatient

    I did get a particular laugh out of Trump going into the bathroom, but yelling out to tell them to keep talking … louder! Our Orange Shitgibbon is such a blunt, silly little tool. So he read about how LBJ liked to shock the people who briefed him, and throw them off balance. Yeah, I’m sure Donnie pulled it off with all the imposing weight of LBJ too.

    • bbayliss

      I take issue with this: “So he read about how LBJ liked to shock the people…”
      He doesn’t (can’t) read and doesn’t care who he “shocks”…he’s just a vulgar, boorish, asshole.

      • Cat Cafe

        Although it would make sense that that would be his entire takeaway from LBJ’s presidency and vast legacy of social safety nets and civil rights: HE MADE POOPY WHILE PEOPLE WERE TALKING TO HIM HA! HA!

  • Non-Threatening Ron

    Ye gods…

    • Bangkok Taxi

      Gad Zooks!!!

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    Going to read the article now. If I’m not back in a week, send out an APB on my liver. Thanks in advance.

  • The Rick

    It’s willful negligence. Seems to be the new norm. 🍌 🍌 🍌

  • Drip. Drip. Drip.
    https://youtu.be/sw8CxyQx4zE

  • Cat Cafe

    But it seems even worse to me. The Baby only wants one thing–the cool kid, Vlado, to think he’s cool. So he will do and say whatever Vlado tells him, and he doesn’t want to make Vlado mad, because then Vlado won’t like him. It’s that infantile. It’s that simple. He couldn’t give a shit about the country, or whether the country’s security is in danger–it’s not that he doesn’t want to hear about it, or hasn’t heard about it–it’s that HE DOESN”T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT. He ONLY cares about himself and if Vlado thinks he’s a big man.

    He has been 100%, 100000000000% played by Vlado and is still being played by Vlado and that’s what he can’t hear. Because it destroys his malignantly narcissistic ego like a breath of wind on a house of cards. He is nothing. He is sound and fury, signifying nothing. A madman on the street corner. What is actually horrendous is how many people are enabling him.

    • Hey Cat Cafe, I think you nail it here. The man’s narcissism is absolutely crippling. It has made him delusional. It’s like Vlad is Trump’s new father figure; he’ll do fucking anything to seek Putin’s approval. TPM is reporting that yesterday that Trump Called Putin To Thank Him For Praising U.S. Economy.

      This sick fuck needs to be removed from Office immediately. 25th Amend. His mental illness is a positive danger to the Nation.

      Criminal charges can come later.

      • Cat Cafe

        AMEN, 100 times over. It all seems so plainly obvious to me. People just don’t want to believe how utterly infantile and crippled he is as a human being.

        • Sakonyachen

          “he is as a human being.”

          You mispelled “Republicans are as a party.”

          • Cat Cafe

            Yes, thank you

  • HogeyeGrex

    the president’s daily brief, or PDB — is often structured to avoid upsetting him

    facepalm.jpg

    • Phoenixdoglover

      And is now timed each day at 11:30 AM to come after the Dotard’s briefing by Fox.

    • Bangkok Taxi

      Same thing with his lawyers. “The Russia probe will wrap up soon sir”
      I guess, what else could one say to the 70 yr old nut.
      The truth only enrages him.
      Take his money, tell him nice things, and when he finally fatally shoots himself in the foot, tell him more nice things.

  • HogeyeGrex

    Just to remind everybody, it has been nearly 30 years since a Republican was elevated to the Presidency by winning the popular vote. Somehow, it has been an even split in number of terms occupied by each party since then.

    • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

      I uh – I don’t think I can *up*vote this exactly. I guess I have to resort to, The lord sure does work in mysterious ways, hm?

  • Phoenixdoglover

    You skim, we decide. Er, comrade.

  • Mormos

    Trump really doesn’t understand the hammer that is about to fall on his whole family, does he?

    Rock fall, everbody dies.

  • Jgb979

    It’s not like the new Russian sanctions have even been enforced yet….

    500,000 dollars is all it took to destroy America????????????

    • Weevie

      30,000,000 rubles. still cheap.
      USA is 60x better than Russia!!!

    • Sakonyachen

      And they can take that out of the money that Emperor Pussgrab Naval Oranges owes them.

  • arundel

    Excellent article (and Wonkette review). But I don’t believe that Jared Kushner encouraged Trump to accept the IC’s findings of Russian interference, I simply don’t, not at all. Kushner knows all about the skullduggery and is part of it. There would be no upside for him to enrage his FIL and it would be out of character for the little rat to accept the truth, because he benefitted too. Someone’s trying to make Kushner look good here, and I’m not buying it.

    • kareemachan

      This.

  • GRH
  • Sal Paradise

    We should have just elected Putin and avoided the middle man.

    • Sakonyachen

      At least we would have a competent dictator.

  • Sakonyachen

    Never stop never stopping Evan!

    And bonus points for the use of “NO HOMO!”

  • Sakonyachen

    FAKE NEWS!!

    Teehee! I thought of this, and thought it was on topic enough to bring it up.

    Conservative’s view of media in Trump era;

    “It is almost impossible to describe for those who have never attended a briefing in the West Wing what a smarmy, self-congratulatory, clubbish, childish, idiotic set the White House press corps are. These are people who think that their needling questions about the half-understood minutiae being fed to them by colleagues via their cellphones are of vital importance to the national interest and that asking them makes them indispensable guardians of peace and justice without whom our democracy would wither away.”

    Same conservative’s view of media in the Obama era;

    “It is almost impossible to describe for those who have never attended a briefing in the West Wing what a heartwarming, self-sacrificing, populist, nurturing, group of martyrs the White House press corps are. These are people who challenge the Evil, Muslim, Socialist Dictator on our behalf. As he tries to force feed us half-understood minutiae through the cellphones he obviously gave away for propoganda. These brave souls are of vital importance to the national interest. The questions they ask make them indispensable guardians of peace and justice without whom our democracy would wither away.”

  • Bangkok Taxi

    Rawstory is running a piece that paints a similar picture.
    Because the baby is such a baby, in order to handle him, his lawyers have been feeding him this idea a bout the Russia probe being over soon.

    So much so, that the dumbass has created his own happy world expectation where Mueller will send him a letter soon, exonerating him from all suspected wrong doing.

    Let’s pretend.

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