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Soon it's gonna get ugly. Now it's just exhausting

Deripaska sets up shop in Kentucky,
Lizard releases the Omar, AOC, Cuba, border troops rabbits,
hundreds of WH staff panic,
Barr and Rettig stall Congress,
Stone gets the full Mueller report,
"boys will be boys,"
Dershowitz gets served,
Congress serves subpoenas, slogs through bank records,
17 candidates warm up for Lizard.
Soon it's gonna get ugly. Now it's just exhausting.

Inslee On Meet The Press -- How Immigration and Climate Change Relate

Inslee calls out Trump's "bombastic chaos," saying " you can't threaten somebody with something they're not afraid of."

Which is why Inslee sued Trump and won eighteen times in a row.

Rachel and Mayor Pete Make Television History

The idea that knowing a candidate helps swing votes toward him/her is one great outcome of Rachel's television journalism.


Trumpers Scared Of Mad Daddy When He Finds Out What They Told Robert Mueller

the whole entire White House is losing its shit, and also large hordes of people who used to work at the White House, because a lot of them cooperated (the pre-Giuliani lawyers told them to!), and they just know they are going to get in big trouble if their names show up in that report, because of how they talked a lot of shit about President Crime Boss to Mueller's team!

NBC News:

Some of the officials and their lawyers have sought clarity from the Justice Department on whether the names of those who cooperated with Mueller's team will be redacted or if the public report will be written in a way that makes it obvious who shared certain details of Trump's actions that were part of the obstruction of justice probe, people familiar with the discussions said. But, they said, the Justice Department has refused to elaborate.
Poor babies! And here we were pretty sure Bill Barr had sent copies over to the White House for folks to cross out stuff as they wished.

"They got asked questions and told the truth and now they're worried the wrath will follow," one former White House official said.
Because they know what a shithole person they work/ed for and they were up close and personal with Trump while he was committing all the obstruction of justice crimes, and they spilled the beans? Because they've seen how he treats human beings who aren't currently in Dear Leader's good graces? Yeah, we guess that would make a bad American human being who has freely chosen to work for the most criminal White House in history nervous.

How bad is it?

One person close to the White House said there is "breakdown-level anxiety" among some current and former staffers who cooperated with the investigation at the direction of Trump's legal team at the time.

Hahahahahahahahahahaha, oh man, we are trying to feel sorry for these people right now, but we aren't trying very hard.

Today, when you say your thoughts 'n' prayers, try to take a moment to remember these poor souls. Or, you know, fuck that, and just rejoice in their misery.



William Consovoy, Trump's Newest Lawyer, Fights Against House Subpoenas

I love the hell out of Wonkette's almost Swiftian mockery of the lizard.

Trump's newest lawyer on the block William Consovoy sent this batshit letter to the Treasury Department, mansplaining how complying with the plain language of the law is actually ILLEGAL, so giving Trump's returns to Congress is just like pissing on the flag while taking an oath to al Qaeda!

From Consovoy:

Chairman Neal begins with a red herring. He stresses the mandatory language of section 6103(f): "Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means ... the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information." 26 U.S.C. 6103(f)(1) (emphasis added). But highlighting the word "shall" is a talking point, not a serious legal argument. "It is a proposition too plain to be contested" that no statute -- not even one that uses mandatory language -- can be used to violate the Constitution. Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 177 (1803). After all, it is "the Constitution" that Chairman Neal and his colleagues took an oath to "support and defend."


Lotsa luck suing your accountants for "illegally" abiding by the law fellas. Which is more or less what Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings said in a memo Friday, announcing his intention to issue Mazars a "friendly" subpoena -- i.e. requested by the recipient to give him legal cover to breach whatever professional obligation he has not to disclose.

After accusing Jordan of obstructing the business of Congress and telling him that he is BAD AT LAW, Cummings reminded him of that time Jordan personally made Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal testify about his private sector compensation in the Benghazi investigation. Then he dropped the subpoena. As did Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters and Intel Chair Adam Schiff, who issued their own friendly subpoena yesterday to Deutsche Bank for all those Trump financial documents.

You voted, and now it's subpoena-thirty all the time! BRING IT.


Science, Perseverance and Jim Allison -- From SXSW

Because we're the party of Science.

Arms Sales: USA vs Russia -- Big Business

End credits: Will Geary visualizing Stockholm International Peace Research Institute data.

The decades long heatup slows in the post Soviet Union years, likely because of cyberwar retrenchment.


Inslee On Trump's Taxes -- I Showed Mine, You Show Yours!

Inslee -- End Fossil Fuel Subsidy, Pay Reparations, End Intergenerational Poverty


One who chooses to ignore than we are a nation of laws, not of men.

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