Fiona Hill: There’s No Team America for Trump. Not Once Did I See Him Do Anything to Put America First

Among the best examples of flagrant gaslighting by the Trumpian Republican right is that Donald Trump is patriot who puts America first. That has never been true. From the five phony draft deferments he got to avoid serving in Vietnam, to his sabotaging of President Biden on the eve of his summit with Vladimir Putin, to his frequent praise and concessions to Putin, Trump has demonstrated where his allegiance lies, and it isn’t to America first or otherwise.

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Trump has been a willing and anxious adversary of America for years. That includes his being the first former president ever to refuse to participate in the peaceful transfer of power after he lost to Biden in 2020. To the contrary, in the intervening year Trump has done his best to undermine the nation’s faith in democracy, even attempting to stage a violent coup in order to cling to power.

Now, Fiona Hill, the Trump administration White House national security aide who advised Trump on Russia and Ukraine, is speaking out about the crisis in Ukraine, a subject in which she is extraordinarily well versed. And the critical message that she has stepped forward to make from her unique vantage point is that…

“There’s no Team America for Trump. Not once did I see him do anything to put America first. Not once. Not for a single second.”

As reported by CNN, Hill elaborated saying that…

“Trump treated NATO as what Hill called a ‘protection racket.’ Most notoriously, it showed in Trump’s attempt to squeeze Ukraine’s President for manufactured dirt on Biden to help his 2020 election campaign. He held up American military aid as a political lever as Ukraine faced the long-running Russian military threat that now has the entire world on edge.” […]

“At home, Trump softened Republicans’ once-hawkish approach to Russia. Today, the leading Fox News hosts and other conservative voices — ‘the ultimate stooges,’ as Hill calls them — buttress Russian arguments as armed conflict looms.”

The pro-Russia right-wing politicians and pundits have been propping up Trump’s approach to foreign policy by asserting that he was successful in keeping Putin from invading Ukraine. But what they are missing – or more accurately purposefully suppressing – is the fact that Putin didn’t need to make such threats when his ally Trump was occupying the White House.

The evidence is that the one thing that Putin has been adamant about in the current conflict is his determination to extract a promise that Ukraine will never join NATO. His goal all along has been to weaken NATO and the European Union. But Putin didn’t need to take military action to achieve that goal during the Trump administration because Trump was doing that for him.

Trump even granted another Putin wish by withholding military funds from Ukraine in an attempt to blackmail Ukrainian President Zelensky into digging up dirt on Biden. Trump was impeached, the first time, for that anti-American thuggery.

Now that Biden is President and is restoring the NATO alliance, Putin is resorting to military measures to get his way. The reason that Putin is threatening Ukraine now, but wasn’t when Trump was in office, is because Biden isn’t the sort of servile stooge that Trump was. Fiona Hill could not have been more right. And her words bear repeating: “There’s no Team America for Trump. Not once did I see him do anything to put America first. Not once. Not for a single second.”

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Tucker Carlson of Fox News Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Grossly Misogynistic Diatribe

When you have already established yourself as America’s most prominent pro-COVID activist, terrorist supporting seditionist, Putin loving Russian mouthpiece, and white nationalist, where is there left to go? Well, for Fox News shill Tucker Carlson it’s straight to the muddy depths of hateful misogyny.

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On Friday’s episode Carlson’s “White Power Hour,” on Fox News, the smug frozen fish stick heir unleashed a harangue against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) that was dripping with both rancid racism and the flagrant hatred for women that characterizes so many of his televised tirades (video below):

“The funniest of all was hearing Sandy Cortez describe herself as a [sarcasm voice] “woman of color.” She often does. No one ever bothers to challenge that description. but every honest person knows it is hilariously absurd. There is no place on Earth, outside of American colleges and newsrooms, where Sandy Cortez would be recognized as a, quote, woman of color. Because she’s not. She’s a rich, entitled, white lady. She’s a pampered, entitled, ski bunny in a matching snowsuit telling you to pull up your mask while you’re standing in the lift line at Jackson Hole. They’re all the same. It doesn’t matter what shade they are.”

So the pasty elitist, Tucker Carlson, has designated himself as the supreme arbiter of who is or is not a person of color? And in his “judgment” it can’t be a Latino woman from the Bronx of Puerto Rican descent. Instead, Carlson unloads his inbred hostility for women by belittling the Boston University graduate and member of Congress as a “ski bunny.” And what could be more reflective of racist clichés than dismissing all of “them” as being “the same”? But Carlson was just getting started. He went on to complain about an innocuous comment AOC made in a New York Magazine profile:

“The person who wrote this didn’t even perceive how creepy it was. ‘I’m alone today,’ Ocasio-Cortez says pointedly at the camera. Is it just us or does that sound like an invitation to a booty call? Maybe one step from, ‘What are you wearing?’ Otherwise a little strange. It’s definitely over-sharing.”

Apparently Carlson believes that if a woman off-handedly mentions that if there isn’t anyone presently in the room with her, that she is signaling a desire for sex. That assumption on Carlson’s part part says so much more about him than it does about AOC. It reveals his belief – or perverse craving – that women are just sexual objects waiting to be exploited by drooling dirtbags like him. But creepy Carlson’s perspective is contrary to reality. And AOC let him know in a tweeted reply:

“Any man that talks like this will treat any woman like this. Doesn’t matter if you’re Republican, Democrat, or neither, this is clearly not a safe person to leave alone w/ women. Once again, the existence of a wife or daughters doesn’t make a man good. And this one is basura.”

For the record, this isn’t the first time Carlson has uttered these offensive views. Last August Carlson disgorged a disgusting diatribe against Ocasio-Cortez that callously mocked the fear that she and her congressional colleagues experienced during the Trump-incited January 6th insurrection. Carlson’s rant on that occasion was drenched with the trivialization of rape and sexual violence that is so frequently a part of his spiel. He has also previously maligned AOC as an “idiotic windbag [who should be told] to be quiet and take a seat.” But he is just parroting his messiah, Donald Trump, who called AOC “dumb as a rock” and “a foolish child.”

Carlson’s perverted tendencies have been on display throughout most of his career. But they were never more notable than a few week ago when he expressed his bitter disappointment that the cartoon M&Ms over whom he apparently lusted, had undergone a makeover and were now “less sexy” and “unappealing.” There is clearly something terribly wrong with him. And his hatred for women, minorities, and democracy, are just the outward manifestations of his sickness.

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Crybaby Trump is Scared and Lashing Out Hysterically at Hillary Clinton and NY AG Letitia James

The legal calamities that are consuming Donald Trump are continuing to pile up. He is currently under investigation by prosecutors in New York, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. This week alone he has been hit with new allegations about his carting off classified documents to Mar-a-Lago, his longtime accounting firm disavowing him and his financial reporting for the past ten years, and his having been ordered to testify in the probe of his corrupt financial affairs in New York.

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As the burden of these tribulations weigh on him, Trump is responding in his typical fashion by throwing childish temper tantrums and attacking those he perceives as enemies. And first on his hit list was his perennial foe, Hillary Clinton. In a statement released by his his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill, Trump raged…

“So, Crooked Hillary Clinton, one of the most corrupt politicians ever to run for President, can break into the White House, my apartment, buildings I own, and my campaign—in other words, she can spy on a Presidential candidate and ultimately the President of the United States—and the now totally discredited Fake News Media does everything they can not to talk about it.”

Trump is still disgorging the flagrant lie that a court filing by special counsel John Durham “proved” that the Clinton camp spied on him. In fact, Durham’s filing said nothing of the sort. Even Durham refuted the misinterpretations being bandied about by Fox News and other right-wing propagandists. And nothing in his filing alleged any “break into the White House,” or any other allegation of spying. If the media isn’t talking about it, it’s because there is nothing to talk about.

That, however, hasn’t stopped Trump from talking (as if anything could). So he turned his wrath to New York Attorney General Letitia James…

“Failed Gubernatorial candidate, Letitia James, can run for the office of AG on saying absolutely horrendous and false things about Donald Trump, a man she doesn’t know and has never met, go on to get elected, and then selectively prosecute him and his family. After viewing millions of pages of documents over many years, they come up with a “Fringe Benefits” case on a car, an apartment, and on grandchildren’s education.”

Ms. James was only briefly a candidate for governor of New York. She chose, instead, not to enter the Democratic primary against the current governor, Kathy Hochul, so that she could finish the job she started as Attorney General, including the case against Trump. For some reason Trump thinks that a prosecutor needs to personally know every defendant they indict. That’s preposterous. They only have to know what crimes they committed and the evidence supporting the charges. Which the judge who ordered Trump to testify said was “copious.” And while Trump may want to trivialize the charges as “Fringe Benefits,” they actually amount to more than $2,000,000 of unreported income.

Trump’s tirade continued with his whining about being “targeted” despite his having received “more votes while in office than any President in History.” So what? First of all, there are more voters than ever before. More importantly, Biden got seven million more votes than he did. Trump also complained that his critics are just “Radical Left Democrats [who] don’t want to run again.” He failed to mention that 49% of Republicans also don’t him to run again.

Trump finished his harangue with flurry of furious assertions that he was (again) the victim of a “Witch Hunt,” whining that “I can’t get a fair hearing in New York because of the hatred of me by Judges and the judiciary.” But in the event that judges may “hate” crime family bosses and treasonous cult leaders, that doesn’t mean that they won’t get a fair trial. The truth is that what Trump is really afraid of is that he actually will get a fair trial.

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Fox News Cuts Off Hillary Clinton So They Can Lie More About Spying on Trump that Never Happened

The editorial propagandists at Fox News are apparently unsatisfied with lying about President Biden’s economic successes, or whose side America should take between Ukraine and Russia, or the anti-vax Canadian trucker convoy. So they are reprising an old favorite political foil that they frequently fall back on when their other horror stories just aren’t cutting it.

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For much of the day on Thursday, Fox News promoted a speech by Hillary Clinton at a Democratic conference in New York. They repeatedly promised to cover what the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State would be saying at the event. However, when it came time to actually put Clinton on the air, Fox News played about thirty seconds of her speech before interrupting it to dump a load of bona fide bullpucky that had nothing to do with what she was saying. And by some curious coincidence, they cut her off just as she began to criticize Dear Leader Donald Trump and his Republican Apostles of Asininity:

Clinton: We must reject the ‘Big Lie’ about the 2020 election and the cover up of the insurrection on January 6th…
Martha MacCallum: Alright, Hillary Clinton hitting some familiar themes here as she gets louder at the podium there in New York City, talking about January 6th, says it was a gift to China. Talking about unity and democracy, all of that, of course, at the same time as John Durham continues the investigation into whether or not her campaign was involved in an effort to listen in to president Trump, or listen in to candidate Trump. So all of that will play out in the courtroom as that unfolds in May. But right now a lot of speculation about whether or not Hillary Clinton sees weakness in the current President. Whether or not she sees an opportunity for herself in 2024 perhaps. And is this a moment where she’s starting to put herself back on the public stage.

Notice that MacCallum (who derisively described Clinton as getting louder, even though her voice doesn’t change at all) couldn’t allow Clinton to mention Trump’s “Big Lie” about the 2020 election or the violent insurrection and coup attempt that he incited. That Foxish heresy had to be nipped in the bud. But more importantly, MacCallum blatantly lied about the “Durham Nothingburger,” a court filing containing information that was all previously reported, but that is now being misconstrued to accuse Clinton and her campaign of spying on Trump. MacCallum actually takes the lie about alleged spying farther than most of her colleagues by asserting that Clinton sought “to listen in to president Trump.”

For the record, special counsel John Durham never alleged that there was any surveillance of conversations whatsoever. His filing only addressed some tracking of publicly available Internet activity. It’s something like reporting that two phones had connected, but not having any access to anything that was said by either party. What’s more, Durham’s filing clearly states that the period of time that Internet activity was being monitored was during President Obama’s term, not Trump’s. So everything that MacCallum, and the rest of the right-wing echo chamber, have been raging about is totally bogus, as usual.

Fox’s Jesse Watters went even farther to invent a scandal that has no basis in reality. On his program Thursday he said that Durham’s documents showed that Clinton’s people not only hacked into Trump’s computers, but that they “planted evidence that he colluded with Russia. Yeah. You heard that right.” This is devolving into National Enquirer style “alien babies” idiocy.

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Finally, McCallum felt compelled to contribute some ridiculous speculation that Clinton is plotting a return to the campaign trail, adding that her supposed ambition was because she “sees weakness” in Biden. All of that is straight out of MacCallum’s warped imagination as Clinton has not done or said anything that would suggest she was considering running again, or that she was critical of Biden. However, she did have something to say about Fox News:

“They’ve been coming after me again lately, thank you. You might have noticed. It’s funny, the more trouble Trump gets into, the wilder the charges and conspiracy theories about me seem to get. So now his accountants have fired him, and investigations drop closer to him, and right on cue, the noise machine gets turned up, doesn’t it? Fox leads the charge with accusations against me, counting on their audience to fall for it again. And as an aside, they’re getting awfully close to actual malice in their attacks.”

That reference to “actual malice” is the legal standard for establishing defamation, if she were to file a lawsuit. While Clinton is unlikely to sue Fox News, she is putting them on notice that their lies are out of bounds and could place them in legal jeopardy. Sean Hannity heard this and dared her to “bring it on.” He will sorely regret it if he actually gets his wish.

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Trump’s Cult of Republican Voters is Dwindling, but GOP Politicians and Press Remain Spellbound

A year after Donald Trump was evicted from the White House, there are finally some distinct signs that his cadre of glassy-eyed cult followers are tiring of his whining and lie-riddled bombast. Which isn’t surprising because it would take a cast iron gut to tolerate any more of Trump’s self-pity and victimhood.

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As evidence of Trump’s weakening grip on his doting deplorables, a new poll by Quinnipiac University finds that the formerly fawning flock of Republican faithful are far less infatuated with Trump today than they have been in previous surveys. When asked if they agreed more with Trump or his former VP Mike Pence about whether Pence had the power to short-circuit the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election, an overwhelming majority (72%) of all voters chose Pence.

However, that wasn’t the worst part of the poll results from Trump’s imperial perspective. Included in the nearly three-quarters of voters rejecting Trump was a majority (52%) of Republican voters siding with Pence. Only 36% of GOPers said they agreed with Trump’s utterly unconstitutional attempt to overturn the election. And for good measure, Independents (72%) also took Pence’s side over Trump’s.

Notwithstanding Trump’s malignant narcissism, he is not nearly as beloved by others as he is by himself. He repeatedly, and hysterically, calls himself “your favorite president.” He’s either referring to Biden or Obama, or he’s talking only to Ivanka and Sean Hannity.

The Quinnipiac poll isn’t the only indicator of Trump’s softening support among the American people. A CNN poll earlier this week found that 49% of Republicans don’t want Trump to be the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominee. And a Pew Research survey last week found that 67% of the respondents – including 41% of Republicans – said that Trump “bears some or a lot of responsibility for the violence and destruction committed by some of his supporters when they broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.”

Despite Trump’s rapid descent into the depths of disgrace, he continues to remain popular among his congressional GOP Party apparatchiks and the Trump-fluffing press. The most recent examples of that inbred devotion is how quickly they lined up to peddle the “Durham Nothingburger,” a fallacious legal filing that has been misconstrued to accuse Hillary Clinton and her campaign of spying on Trump.

Fox News shills are as enamored of their Dear Leader as ever. The network buried breaking stories about Trump’s longtime accounting firm disavowing him and a decade of his financial statements. They’ve spent days trying to create a domestic version of the Canadian trucker convoy in order to sabotage the American economy. They flagrantly promote Russian propaganda that conflicts with American foreign policy priorities.

The feverish zealotry with which Fox News, and the Republicans who make their home on its air, slobber over Trump is becoming more disassociated with the American people every day. While the people are withdrawing from the twice-impeached, pathologically lying, crime family boss, and former reality TV game show host, the wingnut press and the GOP elites are embracing him with ever greater fervor. That’s a story of diverging paths that can only have a catastrophic ending.

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WTF? Giuliani Says He’s Stashed ‘Evidence’ Against Hillary Clinton in His Bedroom for Years

Donald Trump’s legal troubles have lately been accumulating at a rapid pace. He is currently being investigated by authorities in New York, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. And just this week there were new revelations about his mishandling (i.e. shredding and flushing) of classified documents, and his longtime accounting firm disavowing him and his financial reporting for the past ten years.

Rudy Giuliani

So this would seem like a particularly problematic time for his lawyer to be shooting off his mouth with bizarre and potentially incriminating bluster. But that’s exactly what Rudy Giuliani is doing. Giuliani was interviewed Tuesday on Newsmax where he made some awkward news. [Note: He has been banned from Fox News. Both he and Fox are being sued for spreading Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was “rigged” and “stolen”]. The segment included a discussion about the recent court filing by special counsel John Durham that the Trump-fluffing conservative press has been flagrantly distorting (i.e. lying) as “proof” that Trump was spied on by Hillary Clinton:

“I don’t think Trump knew about it back then. I can’t tell you exactly how, but I know how he knew about it back then. There’s a lot more to come out. They may feel that it’s gobbledygook, but it’s gobbledygook supported by about a thousand pieces of evidence, none of which have been revealed yet. I happen to have it in my bedroom, or my den, actually. I’ve had it there for years. As well as the fraudulent elections. Both.”

Really? First of all, Giuliani’s account of what Trump knew and when is puzzling, to say the least. He didn’t know, but he knew, and Giuliani knew that he knew, but he can’t say how. Okay.

More importantly, Giuliani is confessing that he has been hoarding “a thousand pieces of evidence” (aka gobbledygook) that he claims would support the Durham Nothingburger. It’s a cornucopia of criminal discoveries that Giuliani has kept under his bed for years.

The obvious first question, that no one on Newsmax asked, ought to be “Why have you been keeping all of this secret for so long?” If Giuliani has the goods on Clinton, you would think that he would have made it all public long ago. The same goes for whatever election fraud evidence he is also claiming to have squirreled away. For some inexplicable reason he participated in sixty court cases trying to overturn the 2020 election, but never produced his bedroom files. [Not to be confused with his scene from Borat 2]

In the same Newsmax interview, Giuliani addressed his subpoena to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. There have been reports recently suggesting that he agreed to “fully cooperate” with Committee. However, his remarks on Newsmax seem to contradict those reports:

“How can you have any confidence in this committee which, by the way, is illegal and doesn’t have a minority membership. I feel they can’t subpoena anybody? We’re watching it in retrospect and in real time. January 6th is nothing more than Russian collusion with another name and a new lie and a new set of crazy exaggerated, ‘It’s worse than September 11. It’s worse than Pearl Harbor. It’s worse than the Civil War. It’s worse than the end of the world!’ You can tell when they’re lying. They exaggerate.”

Giuliani gets a lot wrong in that brief outburst. Needless to say, the Committee is not illegal. And it does have minority members. Two of them: Liz Cheney, the Committee’s co-chair, and Adam Kinzinger. It would have more Republicans, but GOP leader Kevin McCarthy refused to appoint any. And finally, the Committee is fully authorized to issue subpoenas.

This Newsmax interview didn’t really do Giuliani – or Trump – any good. In fact, it made the need for his testimony even more critical. The Committee will surely be interested in the evidence he claims to have stashed away all these years. If he does end up cooperating, it will drive Trump into a frenzy. But if he refuses, he will find out for himself about congressional subpoenas and contempt of Congress.

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How Stupid is Trump? He’s Bragging that 49% of Republicans Don’t Want Him to Run in 2024 (CNN Poll)

With each new day and damning disclosure, it’s getting more difficult to decipher the dementia exhibited by Donald Trump. As the legal walls close in around him he is becoming noticeably distraught. His outbursts are more outlandish and fraught with fear, incoherent absurdities, and impotent demands.

Donald Trump, Mocking Disability

The past several days have been particularly bad for Trump. He was discovered to have flushed documents down the toilet that the law requires him to preserve. He was thrown under the bus by both Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell. A bogus filing by special counsel John Durham was appropriately ignored by the press. His longtime accounting firm announced that they were ceasing to work for him and that ten years of his financial reports were ‘unreliable.” And even his legal lackey Rudy Giuliani is reported to be fully cooperating with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection.

This avalanche of atrocious news may explain Trump’s curious behavior. On Tuesday morning his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill, Liz Harrington, posted a tweet enthusiastically announcing: “CNN POLL: 51 Percent of Democrats Do NOT Want Joe Biden as the 2024 Nominee”

Let’s just set aside that Trump usually dismisses CNN as “fake news.” At first glance this CNN poll may seem like something that Trump would be thrilled to pass on to his Tweeple. It suggests soft support for Biden in the next presidential election. However, what Trump left out is that the same poll shows that 49% of Republicans don’t want Trump to be the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominee. With the poll’s 3.3% margin of error, there is effectively no difference between the Democratic and Republican numbers. So what the heck is he bragging about?

Digging further into the poll finds even worse news for Trump. When the Democrats who said they would prefer a candidate other than Biden were asked why, 31% said it was because they didn’t want him to be reelected. When the same question was asked of the Republicans, 39% said it’s because they don’t want him back in the white House. So there are significantly more Republicans opposed to Trump running in 2024, than there are Democrats opposed to Biden.

Most of the rest of the respondents for both parties were divided among other concerns such as electability or age. It isn’t really surprising that Democrats might be open to candidates other than Biden. Democrats are a diverse community with an abundance of attractive political prospects. Unlike the GOP, they are not a party that is mired in blind idolatry and cult worship.

It’s also notable that, rather than linking to CNN as the source for the poll data, Trump’s tweet linked to the notorious Internet conspiracy crackpot, Gateway Pundit. That’s so that he could control what information was disseminated, how biased it would be presented, and how ignorant he would leave his followers.

That’s how Trump came to embrace a poll whose results proved precisely how unpopular he is within his own party. And it isn’t the first time he’s had this kind of mental meltdown. Just last week Trump boasted about a Pew Research survey that showed that 67% of the respondents – including 41% of Republicans – said that he “bears some or a lot of responsibility for the violence and destruction committed by some of his supporters when they broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.”

At this rate, Democrats could just sit back and wait for Trump to keep pointing out what a pitiful failure he is, and how much people can’t stand him. But they must not. Democrats still need to take the lead in educating the public and providing positive messaging for the upcoming campaigns in 2022 and 2024. It will take fierce determination and unyielding commitment to defeat the innate disadvantages built into the Electoral College, and to overcome the obstacles that the GOP has been building to suppress the vote. Democrats definitely have their work cut out for them. But it’s still nice of Trump to help them make their case.

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Fox News Buries Story on Accounting Firm Quitting Trump, Declaring 10 Years of Finances ‘Unreliable’

On Monday Donald Trump’s longtime accounting firm announced that they were discontinuing their association with Trump and disavowing his financial reporting for the past ten years as “unreliable.” This comes as Trump is under investigation by the New York Attorney General for lying about the value of his financial assets.

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The Mazars accounting firm’s unprecedented termination of Trump as a client, along with their notice that ten years of his financial reports “should not be relied on,” is a jaw dropping development. It foretells a financial fiasco for the deeply indebted former reality TV game show host. And it suggests that Mazars is cooperating with legal authorities to provide more incriminating information.

Despite the explosive magnitude of this story, Fox News has completely ignored it. There was no mention of it on any of their primetime programs Monday night. There is still no mention of it on their website. It’s almost as if Fox News is purposefully trying to make the story disappear because it reflects so disastrously on Dear Leader Trump. Ya think?

In place of the Mazars story that would ordinarily dominate the news cycle at a journalistically credible operation, Fox News is relentlessly plugging a story that has absolutely no substantive news value. That story concerns a filing by the flagrantly partisan special counsel, John Durham, that rambles on tediously about an attorney who reported suspicious Internet activity between Trump and Russian computer networks.

Fox News has been completely distorting the Durham Nothingburger to falsely claim that it proves that Hillary Clinton was spying on Trump. There is no truth to that whatsoever, and the filing doesn’t even make that allegation. But that didn’t stop Sean Hannity from fictionalizing the story. He ranted that…

“Here’s where this is even worse than Watergate. Not only did they hack into the opposing campaign and steal material like in the case of Watergate, but then they hacked into the office of the president of this great country, according to Durham’s blockbuster filing late Friday.”

To be clear, no one hacked into Trump’s campaign, and no one stole any materials. Nor did anyone hack into the office of the president, and Durham never alleged that they did. Nevertheless, Trump is furious that other news networks weren’t fooled by Durham’s fact-free deflection. And so is Fox News…

It’s ironic that Fox is so outraged by the media properly passing on the Durham probe fabrications, when they are so flagrantly ignoring the real story about Trump’s financial corruption. It’s just more proof that Fox has never been a news network. And it’s why their audience is so pitifully uninformed, or even worse, misinformed, about everything from the Biden economic boom, to the COVID pandemic, to the 2020 presidential election, and so much more. They are the “New Ignorati.” And that’s exactly how Fox News wants them.

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Trump Whines that the Media Didn’t Fall for the Durham Nothingburger About Clinton ‘Spying’

Donald Trump has taken a temporary leave from his obsession over having lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, a humiliation he still has not managed to get over. He is now fixated on a new obsession concerning a court filing by special counsel John Durham that Trump and his minions are misconstruing as a “bombshell” that vindicates his prior delusional allegations that the U.S. government was spying on him.

Donald Trump, Deep State

The definition of “bombshell” has been watered down here to include nonsense that has no bearing on anything. Durham’s filing didn’t contain a shred of evidence of any spying, and didn’t even make that allegation. The entirety of his claim was that information about Internet IP addresses that are publicly available were shared with Hillary Clinton’s campaign. To which the media resoundingly, and appropriately, said “So what?” The only thing of interest in the filing is that it affirmed prior reports that the IP addresses and Domain Name Servers (DNS) it referenced connected Trump’s computer communications to Russia.

On Saturday Trump went ballistic over the Durham news, falsely asserting that it provided “indisputable evidence” that he was the victim of a broad “Deep State” government cabal to spy on him led by Hillary Clinton. He went even further to advocate the death penalty for Clinton and others he accused of this imaginary crime.

However, given the utter lack of substance in Durham’s filing, the press took a pass. This triggered Trump to throw yet another tantrum over what he regards as the “fake news” ignoring “the biggest story of our time.” He released a statement (via his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill) that sobbed…

“Can you imagine that, what should be the biggest story of our time, bigger than Watergate, is getting absolutely no mention, ZERO, in the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC Fake News, NBC Fake News, CBS Fake News, ratings-dead CNN, and MSDNC.”

Yes. Anyone with moderate comprehension skills can imagine that. So naturally, Trump thinks it is “a scandal, the fact that a story so big, so powerful, and so important for the future of our Nation is getting zero coverage from LameStream.” He goes on to say that “It shows how totally corrupt and shameless the media is.” He even reprises his death wish, saying that “the electric chair would immediately come out of retirement.” But he closes with the following bizarre claim of victory…

“The good news is, everybody is talking about not only this atrocity against our Nation, but that the press refuses to even mention the major crime that took place.”

In other words, he doesn’t think he really needs the media because the story is on everyone’s lips even without any press coverage. So what’s he griping about? To the extent that this fictional story is being talked about, it is wholly due to the right-wing echo chamber that includes Fox News and Republican Trump-fluffers. Here a few of the tweets by Trump’s toadies trying to disseminate this dishonest “news”:

  • RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel: Durham’s report shows that the Trump campaign and White House were illegally spied on, paid for by the Clinton campaign.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan: They spied on Trump.
  • Brit Hume, Fox News: But good luck getting the story into the big organs of the mainstream media. So far, a blackout.
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik: Hillary Clinton must immediately be held accountable for her involvement in the biggest criminal political corruption story of our lifetime.
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Evidence is out that Hillary Clinton and her campaign allegedly paid tech companies to manufacture a false narrative that Donald Trump was linked with Russia.
  • CPAC founder, Matt Schlapp: With the revelations that Trump was indeed spied on during 2016 and deep into his presidency it is time for anyone complicit in this crime resign from the Biden Administration and be charged. Jake Sullivan must step down.
  • Brian Kilmeade, Fox News: The Durham filing confirms the Clinton campaign paid to infiltrate Trump servers. @dbongino joins to react.
  • Felonious election fraudster, Dinesh D’Souza: Hillary has been caught red-handed!
  • Conspiracy crackpot, Glenn Beck: So according to the Durham probe, the Clinton campaign was not only behind the Steele Dossier and Alfa Bank hoax, but it SPIED on the Trump campaign AND White House.
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson: Hillary Clinton is the MOST corrupt politician in American history. How she spied on President Trump is CRIMINAL! This is just the tip of the iceberg too. The full truth of Hillary’s crimes have yet to be revealed. LOCK HER UP!

None of those comments can be remotely associated with reality. However, that last tweet by Ronny Jackson is especially interesting. He is Trump’s former White House “doctor” who was known for drinking on the job and loosely handing out prescriptions. And now he is calling for Clinton to be locked up even though her “crimes have yet to be revealed.”

Expect Trump to get more outrageous as the legal walls close in around him. He has never been able to restrain his most insane impulses. In this rant about the media not reporting a story that has no merit, he is demonstrating just how desperate he is for attention and approval. And the less he gets of both, the worse his meltdowns will be.

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Trump Baselessly Accuses Hillary Clinton of a Capital Crime and Wishes He Could Put Her to Death

Among the most wretched of Donald Trump’s loathsome personality flaws is his rancid vengefulness and compulsion with punishing anyone he deems insufficiently loyal. He has lashed out viciously at his perceived enemies, including steadfast conservative Republicans like former VP Mike Pence and Sen. Mitch McConnell, and flagrantly biased right-wing media such as Fox News and Newsmax.

Hillary Clinton

Escalating the hysterics for which Trump is famous, on Saturday he released a statement that included his explicit yearning to see Hillary Clinton executed for alleged crimes that he utterly failed to identify or even peripherally grasp. The statement was tweeted, as usual, by his Twitter ban defying spokes-shill, Liz Harrington. It concerned a recent filing by special counsel John Durham that Trump completely misunderstood”

“The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia.”

Virtually all of the reporting on this filing by John Durham (not “Robert” as Trump mistakenly said) is coming from hardcore right-wing Internet trolls such as Breitbart, Infowars, RedState, and, of course, Harrington, who has tweeted about it eight nine ten twenty times since yesterday.

Trump’s assertion that the filing provides “indisputable evidence” that he was spied on is wholly fictional. Durham doesn’t even make that assertion in the filing. The gist of the document relates to allegations that an attorney who at one time represented the Clinton campaign didn’t properly disclose that relationship. The references to spying were merely the collection of Internet IP addresses and Domain Service Names (DNS) that are publicly available.

[Note: Emptywheel goes into much greater detail about this matter that she describes as Durham “raising a potential conflict as a way to air his conspiracy theories so he can jack up the frothy right.”]

More to the point, what Trump calls his “fabricated connection to Russia” is actually well documented. There is abundant evidence of the Trump campaign’s numerous unsavory connections to Russia. Much of it is catalogued in the book Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. And in April of 2019, Time reported that “investigators have found that Trump and at least 17 of his campaign officials and advisors had more than 100 contacts between Trump associates and Russians.”

That’s hardly something one could characterize as coincidental. But ignoring reality, Trump continued his rant saying that…

“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution. In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.”

It’s a pretty safe bet that Trump has no idea what the “scope and magnitude” of Watergate was. And if he did, he would probably have supported it. Nevertheless, he is baselessly accusing Clinton and other Democrats of imaginary capital offenses. Because that’s just how vindictive and bloodthirsty he is.

The timing of Durham’s specious filing, and the feigned outrage of Trump and his media shills, is curious coming so soon after the disclosures that Trump violated the Presidential Records Act by shredding and even flushing potentially incriminating documents, and scurrying off to Mar-a-Lago with fifteen boxes of materials that legally should have been turned over to the National Archives.

However, it is thoroughly consistent with Trump’s lifelong pattern of misbehavior to try to supplant actual news with his own overblown concoctions. And the more desperate he is, the more despicable and delusional he becomes.

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