Thursday, July 19, 2018

Shaken

Salon: Republicans are shaken after Helsinki — but still fear the wrath of Trump’s voters - Many Republicans still think they can win with “witch hunt” hysteria — and maybe with a little help from Moscow by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Mueller Reveals Russia Investigation Just Elaborate Sting To Nail Clinton Child Sex-Slavery Ring

The Onion: Mueller Reveals Russia Investigation Just Elaborate Sting To Nail Clinton Child Sex-Slavery Ring

Boy Toy

The Daily Beast: Accused Russian Spy’s Boy Toy Is a Serial Fraud: Lawsuits - Long before Paul Erickson was introducing a bogus Russian ‘gun-rights activist’ around Washington, he was peddling bogus investments, angry former business partners said in court. by Adam Rawnsley

Have An Excellent Thursday

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Morning Joe - Amb. Michael McFaul Reacts To The WH And Russia's Request

Rachel Maddow - Trump Admin Waffles On Standing Up For Americans Against Putin

Nonsense Gets The Boot

Guardian UK: California court kills billionaire's plan to divide state in three - A measure that would have split the state into separate parts will no longer appear on the ballot

Putin's Puppet

Guardian UK: Trump now claims he was 'very strong' with Putin on election meddling - After clashing statements on who was responsible, president claims he told Russian leader: ‘We can’t have this’

Treason

NY Times: Trump Says He Laid Down the Law in His Latest Account of His Meeting With Putin

Negative

NY Times: Trump’s Negative Space By Carmel McCoubrey
For all we know, the president may have just invented a new grammatical form: the triple negative.

The Market On Thursday

  Good morning. At 9:10 a.m. ET DOW futures are -81 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNN: Big earnings day; Dollar strength; eBay drops by Alanna Petroff

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Trump Knew And Lied

NY Times: From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered
Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.

The Door Is Open

Reuters: New York governor opens door to criminal case against Trump Foundation

Spy

Business Insider: National security experts warn Trump is behaving more and more like a 'controlled spy'

Funny Stuff - Paper Is Not Dead

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The Unwinding

New Yorker: The Unwinding of Donald Trump By David Remnick
Trump’s penchant for bald deception and incoherence is not an aberration. It is his daily practice. The vague sense of torpor and gloom that so many Americans have shouldered these past two years derives precisely from the constancy of Trump’s galling statements and actions.

Jordan

MSN: Rep. Jim Jordan reportedly named in new Ohio State lawsuit by Eric Garcia

You Got It

The Daily Beast: Fox News Host: Trump ‘Sounds Insane’ on Latest Russian Meddling Denial - The president left a normally supportive Fox News host baffled after saying Russia is not still trying to interfere with U.S. elections. by Matt Wilstein

Stop


WTF?

Salon: President Donald Trump contradicts nation’s top spy, claims Russia is not targeting the US - Less than 24 hours after affirming he had “full faith” in U.S. intelligence, Trump contradicts top spy’s findings by Joseph Neese

The Onion - World Wonders What Trump Has On United States That’s Forcing Nation To Keep Him In Power

The Onion: World Wonders What Trump Has On United States That’s Forcing Nation To Keep Him In Power

NGC 1052-DF2

Scientific American: Oddball Galaxy Puts Dark Matter Theory to the Test - Critical responses have broadsided a study claiming the discovery of a galaxy missing evidence of invisible mass By Ramin Skibba

Seth Meyers - Trump's Summit With Putin

From July 16th

Stephen Colbert - Trump Walks Back His 'Would' For A 'Wouldn't'

Have An Excellent Wednesday

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Lawrence O'Donnell - Could Trump’s Tax Returns Explain Helsinki Performance?

Rachel Maddow - Congress Begins To Shape Plan For Protecting US From Trump Crisis

Michael Avenatti Protests Trump At The White House July 17th

Rohrabacher

The Palmer Report: Dana Rohrabacher is officially screwed – and other Republicans in Congress are going down with him by Bill Palmer

Russian Spy

Guardian UK: How Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, worked her way into top US circles - Criminal charges open new front in bid to counter Russian disruption and suggest American associates of Butina, 29, may be under threat

Trump Is Deranged

Guardian UK: Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump - US president hits out at comments about his relationship with Putin

Resign

NY Times: Trump and Russia: One Mystery, Three Theories - An agnostic's guide to our president’s strange conduct. By Ross Douthat
...collusion wasn’t just something Trump’s team stumbled into during the campaign but something connected to a much longer-running Russian intelligence operation, and that Trump’s relationship to the Russian state is not just a personal or ideological affinity or a campaign-season alliance but a partnership forged through blackmail or bribery or both.

Please Resign

NY Times: A Besieged Trump Says He Misspoke on Russian Election Meddling
Under unrelenting pressure from congressional Republicans, his own advisers and his allies on Fox News, President Trump abruptly reversed course on Tuesday and claimed he had misspoken during a news conference with President Vladimir V. Putin about whether Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential election.

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 9:10 a.m. ET DOW futures are +6 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open slightly higher.

CNN: Google's punishment; Elon Musk apologizes; Morgan Stanley earnings by Alanna Petroff