Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:
Rumors of our Obstructionist-in-Chief trying to block Comey’s testimony – which will fail like everything else he does, Trump to release more ethics waivers for miscreants in his administration, still trying to justify his obstruction of justice, the growing list of Trump’s conflicts of interest, more on Trump’s delusions on the climate and the resistance they inspire around the world, lies and profound corruption are Trump family affairs and a lot more.
House Democrats fire a warning shot after the White House suggested it may try to block James Comey’s testimony article from AOL News. –
Allowing Trump to try – again – to obstruct justice won’t bode well for our Obstructionist-in-Chief.
DONALD TRUMP’S WAR ON JOURNALISM HAS BEGUN. BUT JOURNALISTS ARE NOT HIS MAIN TARGET. article from The Intercept. –
Trump wants to target government officials that leak stories about his dystopian dipshittery.
Two dozen more Trump ethics waiver to be released article from The Hill. –
Trump’s administration is filled with unethical miscreants…
The Trump Administration Issues a Defense of Stonewalling Congress article from The Atlantic. –
It’s actually very simple, Trump is trying to obstruct justice:
“The White House says that under the law, it only has to respond to records requests that come from committee chairmen—who all happen to be Republicans. Democrats say it amounts to a ‘gag order.’
In early 2011, a Republican senator wrote to the Obama administration asking for a response to claims by a whistleblower that firearms lost in a sting operation gone awry had been used in the murder of a federal border patrol agent named Brian Terry.
The GOP was in the minority then, and the senator, Charles Grassley of Iowa, controlled no committee nor had any power to compel the Obama administration to respond. But the Department of Justice replied to him anyway, writing a letter that denied the whistleblower’s claim. The letter turned out to be false, later to be formally retracted by the Justice Department, and the “gun-walking” operation known as Fast and Furious spiraled into a scandal for the Obama administration that led Republicans and more than a dozen Democrats in the House to cite former Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress.
Under a policy adopted by the Trump administration, the letter that catapulted Fast and Furious from mere headache to political nightmare likely would never have been sent. The White House has told federal departments and agencies that it will adhere to a stricter definition of congressional oversight than did the Obama administration. Government officials are now under no obligation to respond to requests for information and documents that do not come from committee chairmen, who, because of the GOP’s majorities in both chambers of Congress, are all Republicans. That means departments and agencies can essentially ignore requests from Democrats, which they have already done in more than 200 instances over President Trump’s first four months in office, according to a tally kept by party leaders…”
‘Abject arrogance’ or ‘profound patriotism’: The intelligence community is at war over Trump-Russia leaks article from Business Insider. –
The war over Trump’s incorrigible idiocy is growing…