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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:

False claims of exoneration and vindication begins today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president* as Robert Mueller has filed his Russia investigation report with our biased and compromised Attorney General who proceeded to white wash it and cover it up while refusing to release the actual report, regardless of the fact that it spawned a multitude of other investigations into our unindicted co-conspirator and his equally corrupt family, yet more on why it’s impossible to give Barr’s butt kissing exoneration of Trump’s obvious guilt any credibility and why it’s time for Congress to get Mueller to testify, if the Mueller report actually exonerated the Donald it would have already been released, Donnie’s despotic delusions of grandeur are going to fail and so much more.

After Mueller: The Ongoing Investigations Surrounding Trump article from The Atlantic. –

Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into the Donald’s Russia scandal has just been released to the Attorney General so whether or not the actual report gets released to the public remains to be seen, but that report is the least of the Donald’s legal issues.

Thanks To Mueller, Trump’s Family Could Soon Be Indicted article from PoliticusUSA. –

More on the drawn out legal jeopardy Donnie and his equally corrupt and ignorant family are facing that won’t end just because the Mueller investigation did:

Fox viewers think Trump’s the best president, and that’s far from their worst misconception article from ThinkProgress. –

The ignorance and misconceptions being spewed forth from Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda is doing a lot of damage to a minority of his minions that are apparently extremely stupid.

A Complete Analysis Of Trump’s 112th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –

Each passing week brings more Trumpian entertainment, distractions, criminal investigations and more despite his growing desperation to save his house of cards while it continues crashing down around him:

“Weeks like this test the resilience of humanity. 50 lives taken at the hands of a white supremacist terrorist in New Zealand. Radicalized by right-wing extremism and driven by a deep-seated Islamophobia, this radical right-wing terrorist unleashed depravity on two mosques and live streamed it on Facebook.

In this dark moment, the world was looking for a leader, and we got one in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, whose words and displays of empathy brought communities in New Zealand together. New Zealand’s Attorney General has already announced they would ban semi-automatic weapons. In America on the other hand, no matter how many white supremacist terrorist attacks or mass shooting incidents occur, our Republican leaders refuse to act.

After the terrorist attack, President Trump was asked if he sees white nationalism as a growing global threat. In spite of all of the evidence indicating otherwise, President Trump says he does not see it as a threat. After one tweet offering condolences, President Trump embarked on a weekend tweeting spree attacking everything from the Special Counsel to deceased Republican Senator John McCain. President Trump proposed that the FEC or FCC look into Saturday Night Live and Late Night Shows and, without evidence, accused them of colluding with Democrats and Russia (which he is accused of doing). President Trump went on to demand that Fox News bring Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show back on the air after her Islamophobic comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.

President Trump, the GOP, and Fox News’ dangerous, xenophobic fear-mongering is having deadly consequences. Right-wing terrorists are being radicalized by the rhetoric coming out of the Oval Office and the president couldn’t care less. President Trump is incapable of rising to the occasion. Even when it would suit him to be silent, he can’t help but continue his divide and conquer strategy. Donald Trump is unfit for the office of the presidency and continues to tell us why week after week. Trump has shown us who he is and ultimately, what the Republican Party has become. Some still don’t believe him, or even worse, they do and support him nonetheless…”

‘Individual One is in deep number two’: Bill Maher roasts Trump after submission of the Mueller report article from The Raw Story. –

A hilarious look at the deep shit that the Don is in and the resulting distractions such as his denying attacking the late Senator John McCain despite the fact that he did:

The End Of The Beginning article from Crooks and Liars. –

More on what happens to the Don and his family now that Mueller has finished his part of the investigation.

Get ready for Trump to spin the Mueller report article from NBC News. –

We’ll never be told the truth about what’s in the report but rest assured that Trump will desperately claim his vindication – despite the fact that he’s already an unindicted co-conspirator and the multitude of crimes committed while trying to derail Mueller’s investigation…

A Complete Analysis Of Trump’s 113th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –

A look back at the most recent disastrous week of Herr Frump’s failed presidency despite his delusional claims and celebrations:

“We will all remember where we were when we heard the news of the completion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The report is 22 months in the making and the result of one of the most consequential investigations in presidential history.

Over the course of his investigation, Mueller indicted 34 individuals or entities, 25 of which were Russian and 6 of which were Trump associates (5 pleaded guilty). The investigation, which had both criminal and counterintelligence components, demonstrated Russia’s interference in the 2016 election in robust detail.

Mueller’s indictments have told a story. We know that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election included a multifaceted espionage campaign that stole emails from Democratic organizations and operatives. We know they then sent those stolen emails to Wikileaks who strategically leaked them in an effort to damage candidate Hillary Clinton. Russia also employed online troll operations that spread propaganda on social media which reached millions of Americans. And we know this was all in an effort to help the campaign of Donald Trump. Not only did Russian operatives reach out to the campaign, but these efforts were also reciprocated by Trump’s team – including by his own son.

Aside from all the available reporting of contacts between Russia and the Trump Campaign and Trump’s own public outreach to Russia for election help, Mueller’s indictments have actually included some evidence of potential coordination. Former Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort gave suspected Russian Intelligence operative Konstantin Kilimnik 2016 polling data. The Trump Campaign sought updates on Wikileaks dumps from Roger Stone, and the efforts were ordered at the highest levels of Trump’s team. Trump sought the Trump Tower Moscow deal during the election, which many have speculated could’ve been part of a quid pro quo. Trump and his team then lied to the American people about it…”

Does Mueller Have Trump Twitter Tongue-Tied? article from Mother Jones. –

The length of time between Trump’s tweets has some pondering why the bluster and bull shit routinely spewed while putting his utter ignorance on full display on Twitter and elsewhere is longer than usual.

Adam Schiff Bursts Trump’s Bubble: Indictment And Impeachment Are Still On The Table article from PoliticusUSA.

Donnie’s legal issues run a lot deeper than the Mueller report and will tank the remainder of his illegitimate failed presidency:

Here is why ‘no indictments’ does not mean ‘no collusion’ — and why Trump is far from being in the clear article from The Raw Story. –

Despite the celebrations of no indictments – yet – of Trump or his moronic family and his moronic minions does not mean they’re in the clear, and in fact, they are far from it.

It’s Mueller time but don’t forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America article from The Guardian. –

Thanks to the bluster, lies and bull shit claims of ‘no collusion’ and ‘witch hunt’ by the corrupt, lame duck president* currently occupying the White House, aided by his equally corrupt Attorney General keeping many of his crimes covered, the Mueller report will forever be shrouded in a dubious fog of doubt but the evidence of his guilt will forever remain:

“We may never know for sure whether Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to obtain Russia’s help in the 2016 election, in return for, say, Trump’s help in weakening Nato and not interfering against Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Trump and his propaganda machine at Fox News have so aggressively undermined the legitimacy of Robert Mueller’s inquiry – repeatedly conjuring a “witch hunt” and maintaining a drumbeat of “no collusion” – that Mueller’s report, whatever it shows, will almost surely be overwhelmed by a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion. What’s “collusion?” What’s illegal? What’s unethical? Has Trump been vindicated or not?

The real danger is that as attention inevitably turns to the 2020 campaign, controversy over the Mueller report will obscure the far more basic issues of Trump’s competence and character.

An American president is not just the chief executive of the United States, and the office he (eventually she) holds is not just a bully pulpit to advance policy ideas. He is also a moral leader, and the office is a moral pulpit invested with meaning about the common good…”


Mueller apparently found tons of evidence of Trump’s collusion but wouldn’t arrest him because he knew he wouldn’t cooperate and Trump’s lap dog Attorney General naturally lied about it to save his boss’s ass:

Scathing NY Times editorial calls out Trump for spinning Mueller report in his favor article from The Raw Story. –

Donnie and his enablers in Congress will spend this next week trying to distract from his imminent implosion by falsely claiming he’s innocent despite the fact that he’s guilty as hell.

Mueller mystery: Does ‘no indictments’ mean ‘no collusion’? Absolutely not article from Salon. –

On the joke that is the Attorney General’s claims about no indictment of Trump despite the mountains of evidence and proof that Trump gave us revealing that he is indeed compromised.

Mueller report: No collusion, but vindication remains elusive for President Donald Trump article from USA Today. –

Again, we have no idea what was in the actual report short of the 4 pages that Barr has provided so far but the truth will come out in the very near future:

“WASHINGTON – Since his appointment nearly two years ago, Robert Mueller sought to answer one overriding question that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency: Did his campaign coordinate with the Kremlin to win the White House?

A summary of the special counsel’s investigation delivered to lawmakers Sunday said unequivocally that neither Trump nor his campaign conspired with Russian efforts to sway the election that put him in office.

But the four-page summary fell short of giving the White House the “complete and total exoneration” the president, his lawyers and political allies claimed after Attorney General William Barr released it to lawmakers and the public.

On the separate question of whether Trump sought to obstruct Mueller’s inquiry, the special counsel was not equally definitive: “While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” Barr wrote, quoting from Mueller’s report…”

Pelosi And Schumer Throw Down And Obliterate Trump’s Exoneration Claims article from PoliticusUSA. –

Having a biased and compromised hack as Attorney General white washing Mueller’s report and a pathological liar president* with no credibility whatsoever claiming complete exoneration despite the actual report not being released is comical – and far from acceptable or truthful:

No collusion, plenty of corruption: Trump is not in the clear article from The Guardian. –

We’ve seen Barr’s summary but not Mueller’s, which is probably different, and the Don’s legal woes are just beginning.

The ‘Barr Summary’ Is Meaningless. Release the Entire Report. article from Truthout. –

For the obvious reasons mentioned above – Barr is another Trump crony that will do anything to cover his corrupt ass – so taking him at his word is useless since he’s just another cog in the disinformation campaign.

The stunning history of William Barr’s crusade to bury evidence to protect Republican presidents article from The Raw Story. –

More on why it’s imperative to see the entire report, not just Barr’s interpretation of it:

“Back in 1992, the last time Bill Barr was U.S. attorney general, iconic New York Times writer William Safire referred to him as “Coverup-General Barr” because of his role in burying evidence of then-President George H.W. Bush’s involvement in “Iraqgate” and “Iran-Contra.”

General Barr has struck again—this time, in similar fashion, burying Mueller’s report and cherry-picking fragments of sentences from it to justify Trump’s behavior. In his letter, he notes that Robert Mueller “leaves it to the attorney general to decide whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime.”

As attorney general, Barr—without showing us even a single complete sentence from the Mueller report—decided there are no crimes here. Just keep moving along.

Barr’s history of doing just this sort of thing to help Republican presidents in legal crises explains why Trump brought him back in to head the Justice Department…”

The Mueller Probe Was an Unmitigated Success article from The Atlantic. –

The report – at least the tiny bit of it rewritten by William Barr – revealed a lot of corruption, but the scandal appears to be that Trump’s treasonous actions are legal under his Department of ‘Justice’.

Rachel Maddow Trashes William Barr For Breaking Historical Precedent To Protect Trump article from PoliticusUSA. –

More on Trump’s bogus claims of being exonerated by his lap dog Attorney General’s dubious claims and how the complete lack of credibility on their parts are quite revealing:

Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, and a ‘boiling frog’ problem article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Why the Don and his GOP enablers need to be very careful about celebrating his non-existent exoneration since eventually the truth will come out.

Rachel Maddow has 15 questions about Barr’s summary – but two should scare Trump article from The Raw Story. –

Once Mueller testifies, since that’s what it’s going to take to get the truth about the Donald’s endless depths of corruption, his melt downs will continue going into overdrive:

“In her Monday show, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that she has 15 questions after reading Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the special counsel’s report. A few of those, however, might scare the president.

It’s unknown what the report from Robert Mueller says, what it uncovered, what he recommended to Congress or even how many pages it is. But Barr’s summary has raised more questions than it seems to have answered.

Maddow’s full list of questions:

1. Why did Mueller not decide on obstruction of justice?
2. Did Mueller expect Barr to decide on obstruction?
3. Should Barr have decided on obstruction?
4. Did Mueller want to protect a future grand jury?
5. Why did Barr consult the DOJ office of legal counsel before deciding about obstruction?
6. What will be briefed to the Intelligence Committees and Gang of 8?
7. Was there a full investigation of Trump’s intent regarding obstruction?
8. Were Trump’s finances part of the investigation?
9. Will we see the Mueller investigation scope memo?
10. Will we see Trump’s written responses to Mueller?
11. Will the Mueller report be released?
12. Will Mueller testify before Congress?
13. Will Congress see Mueller’s underlying evidence?
14. Will ongoing investigations be affected?
15. Will Trump recognize Russia attacked our election?…”

(Spoiler Alert: questions number 4 and number 7 are the ones that should terrify the Donald).


Donnie’s victory and the disinformation campaign exonerating him by his Attorney General isn’t going to last long and he and his corrupt family will end up going down.

Give Donald Trump credit: His cover-up is working, so far article from Salon. –

Having Barr in place to protect his corrupt ass is paying off for the Don, for now, but it won’t last long…

If Mueller’s report is great news for Trump, why can’t we see it? article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Probably because Barr lied his ass off – again – to save another corrupt president* that belongs behind bars.

Don’t Believe Trump or Barr. The Investigations Are Just Beginning. article from Truthout. –

More on Barr’s blatant cover up of Donnie’s crimes and how far off base his claims of total exoneration are:

“Well, that didn’t take long.

The ink wasn’t dry on Attorney General William Barr’s laughably porous “summary” of the Mueller report before Donald Trump and his allies declared war on all who have displeased them. This included a demand from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) that Bill Clinton be investigated for his 2016 airport tarmac meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, demands for an investigation into the investigators, demands for an investigation into how the whole thing is Barack Obama’s fault, demands for a whole separate investigation into how the whole thing is actually Hillary Clinton’s fault, an enemies list sent to media outlets naming people who should be banned from the airways and, of course, a wholesale assault on the news media itself.

To wit:

If this doesn’t sound like the beginning of a true dictatorship… article from The Daily Kos. –

Wanting to control the narrative and who says and prints what because it makes you look like the ignorant despot you’re aspiring to be is going to come back and bite the Don big time.

Trump Exonerated? No Smoking Gun Was Ever Enough article from Care2. –

Lest we forget his daily doses of dipshittery and the multitude of crimes routinely committed in plain site.

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