Wannabe Messiah Trump Claims that Only He Can ‘End the Bloodshed and Bring Peace to the World’

The raging Ego of Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump, is once again presenting himself in the terms of the Western hemisphere’s most divine savior of mankind. Trump has often taken on the mantle of holiness despite his conspicuous lack of spirituality and ignorance of the faith he pretends to follow.

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Trump’s messiah complex has emerged previously when literally exalting himself the as “Chosen One” and the “Second Coming” of god. When he wasn’t claiming to be the incarnation of Jesus, Trump has outright asserted that he is “the most honest human being god ever created” Never mind that he is the same person who couldn’t cite a single bible verse as his favorite and has no idea what “Original Sin” means.

RELATED: Immaculate Birther: Donald Trump Says He Doesn’t Have To Ask God For Forgiveness

On this Sunday morning Trump is, as usual, abstaining from church so that he can post his own revelatory wisdom on his floundering Twitter scam, Truth Social. And the sermon for today is about how Trump is the only person on the planet who can save humanity from World War III. No, really. He posted the following comment for his cult followers:

“Biden continues to bring the world ever closer to nuclear war. I alone am the candidate who can prevent World War 3. I will end the killing and bloodshed and bring peace to Europe and the World!”

Trump is responding to recent reports that President Biden is approving another $375 million dollars in aid to Ukraine, and authorizing F-16 flight training for Ukrainians. It’s affirmation of his commitment to help Ukraine in its battle for democracy for as long it takes.

Trump, on the other hand, is laser focused on helping Vladimir Putin continue to commit war crimes and slaughter Ukrainian civilians. More to the point, if Trump has a plan to end Russia’s war of aggression and avoid World War III, why has he been refusing to tell anyone? Does he want millions to die in a worldwide conflagration that he claims to be able to prevent? Because in a best case scenario from his perspective, he wouldn’t be president until January of 2025, and by then we would all be dead.

More likely, Trump’s “peace” plan is similar to is his infrastructure plan, or his healthcare plan, or his border wall, or any of the other phantom initiatives he claimed were two weeks away. And to the extent that it might exist, probably consists of cutting off aid to Ukraine and letting Putin get everything he wants.

This isn’t the first time that Trump has claimed to have a peace proposal that only he knows about, but would work within 24 hours. And it’s typical of his glorified vision of himself as the world’s sole salvation. But in reality, Trump may be the closest America has come to commencing Armageddon. And nothing affirms that more than his his own words…


Eric Trump Wonders Why Lying Cost Fox News Millions, but Truth-Telling Cost Other Media Nothing

Some members of the family of Donald Trump have been a major part of his public life. He has included them in his businesses, his television programs, and even his brief but agonizing occupation of the White House. He has relied on their support to avoid forming relationships with other more qualified people that he couldn’t trust or understand.

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Perhaps the least recognized of his spawn (excepting Tiffany) is his son Eric Trump, who frequently reaches out pitifully for unrequited affection. However, on Saturday morning Daddy honored ‘lil Eric with a reposting of a comment on his floundering Twitter scam, Truth Social. The subject of Eric’s post was triggered by his dismay that Fox News had to agree to a nearly billion dollar settlement as a result of their flagrant and malicious lies about Dominion Voting Systems.

SEE THIS: The Fox News 3/4 Billion Dollar Dominion Defamation Settlement is Also a Judgment Against Trump

What troubled and confused Eric was that Fox News was held to account for deliberately lying, while other media paid no price at all for telling the truth. Eric wrote (and Papa reposted) that…

“Fox News was forced pay $787 Million to settle a lawsuit over ‘disinformation,’ yet there is zero apology or monetary penalty to the @NewYorkTimes, @WashingtonPost, @CNN, @MSNBC or others for the fake Trump-Russia hoax which maliciously slandered @realDonaldTrump (and his family) for over three years. The double standards of justice are glaring.”

Eric seems to believe that the media outlets he mentioned have done something similar to what Fox News did. Although, like his father, he doesn’t bother to provide any evidence for his wild accusations. His outrage stems from the recent report produced by “special” counsel John Durham that failed to uncover any shred of wrongdoing with regard to federal investigations of Donald Trump’s well documented unsavory associations with Russians trying to interfere with the U.S. election.

RELATED STORY: Trump (and Fox News) FREAK OUT After Durham Report Turns Out to Be Another GOP Nothingburger

Eric doesn’t appear to grasp that Fox News had to pay up because Dominion sued them and proved their case with actual evidence of malice on the part of Fox’s executives and hosts. No such evidence was produced by Trump or Durham that would warrant any monetary penalty. In fact, Durham concludes his own report saying that he “does not recommend any wholesale changes in the guidelines and policies that the Department and the FBI now have in place” In other words, he found nothing illegal or even improper.

If Eric really wants to punish the press the way Fox News was punished, perhaps he should have his father sue them like Dominion did.

Oh wait. Donald Trump actually has sued, or threatened to sue, media companies for defaming him and his “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was “rigged and stolen” from him. However, none of those lawsuits have produced any evidence to support Trump’s claims. Many of them have been dismissed as unfounded and frivolous.

RELATED STORY: After Goofy Lawsuit Against CNN, Trump Threatens More Suits, Including the January 6th Committee

That’s why there haven’t been any of the apologies or monetary penalties that Eric hankers for. And it’s why the double standard that he alleges is a figment of his imagination. But don’t expect these realities to dissuade him and his father from continuing to gaslight their cult followers. It’s all they have done for decades and they aren’t about to change now.

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Fox News Runs Fake Story About Veterans Being Kicked Out of Hotels to Make Room for Migrants

The discovery that Fox News aired a story that was wholly untrue and manufactured by dishonest partisans isn’t exactly a revelation. In fact, it is what they are best known for. Virtually every day there is a story on Fox News that contains only the scantest bits of reality, if even that.

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Sometimes, though, even the audacity of Fox’s routine dishonesty exceeds bounds that make it necessary to give it some extra attention. At these times Fox demonstrates that their aversion to the truth is so deliberate and despicable that it can’t be swept into their standard trash heap of untruths.

RELATED: With Lawsuits, Lost Hosts, and Lying Pundits, the Future of Fox News Has Never Been Weaker

Earlier this week the New York Post published a disturbing story about homeless veterans upstate who were allegedly kicked out of their hotel rooms to make way for migrants being bused in from Manhattan. Fox News picked up the story from the New York Post (both are owned by Rupert Murdoch), that was sourced to a local veterans advocate who claimed to have interviewed the displaced veterans. However, as reported by Mediaite

“…the hotels that veterans were supposedly booted from told Mid-Hudson News they had no idea what the advocate, YIT Foundation Executive Director Sharon Finch, was talking about.”

Subsequent to the Mid-Hudson News disclosures a Republican state assemblyman confirmed that the story was false and got the source to admit that she made it up. It was further reported that several homeless men were offered cash, food, and alcohol to go along with the deception.

In the meantime, the fictional story was spread by the likes of Donald Trump Jr. (who remarked “F**k Democrats”) and Kevin McCarthy (who called it “shameful”). Several Fox News programs amplified the fake news and, bizarrely, blamed it President Biden who, even if it were true, wouldn’t have had anything to do with the local affair.

The New York Post has since updated their story, conceding that the advocate had lied. But no such correction, retraction, or apology has been provided by Fox News.

Which is all the more galling since Fox News has been whining about the journalism awards that other news media have received for their accurate reporting on Donald Trump’s unsavory associations with Russia. This week Fox and Friends complained that the New York Times and the Washington Post have been honored for those stories that Fox says are lies.

The Fox Friends are just highlighting the fact that they and their network have never received such awards. That’s probably because they keep putting out garbage like this veterans/migrants falsehood. Their complaint about the awards was triggered by the recently released Durham Nothingburger Report. Never mind that Durham failed to find any criminal wrongdoing after four years of digging.

SEE THIS: Trump (and Fox News) FREAK OUT After Durham Report Turns Out to Be Another GOP Nothingburger

With Fox News continuing to air blatantly fabricated fictions – and refusing to retract them after finding out that they are false – they might want to refrain from complaining about other news outlets who get awards for doing truthful, principled journalism. But don’t hold your breath. They are modeling themselves after their Dear Leader Trump who who has also been yammering about those awards, demanding that they be revoked, and even suing the Pulitzer Board.

SEE THIS: Trump Sues the Pulitzer Prize Board for Honoring Accurate Stories of His Russian Collusion

UPDATE: Laura Ingraham finally acknowledged that the story was false saying, “Alright, before we go, a little update on a story we brought you this week about homeless vets being displaced from hotels so that illegals could move in. Turns out the group behind the claim made it up. We have no clue as to why anyone would do such a thing, but we’ll bring you any updates should they come.”

Of course Ingraham, who doesn’t bother to apologize, knows exactly “why anyone would do such a thing.” So that people like Don Jr., and McCarthy could get their lying talking points in and smear migrants, Biden, and progressive causes.

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Jim Jordan Refuses to Provide Democrats with ‘Whistleblower’ Testimony Given Only to Republicans

Jim Jordan’s absurdly named House Subcommittee on the “Weaponization of the Federal Government” held a hearing Thursday that featured three former FBI agents who claim to be “whistleblowers.” However, that claim appears to be rooted in nonsense and crackpot conspiracy theories.

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The witnesses that Jordan invited to testify have already lost their security clearances due to misconduct related to their participation in, or support for, the January 6th insurrection that was incited by Donald Trump. What’s more, they are being financially supported by Kash Patel, a close Trump aide. Consequently, their credibility is suspect, to say the least.

RELATED: New GOP Subcommittee Chair Openly Admits His Only Purpose is to ‘Make Life Hell’ for Democrats

During the hearing, Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman confronted Jordan with regard to his refusal to share the transcripts of witness testimony that was previously given in private and exclusively to Republicans on the Committee. Goldman pointed out that the Committee rules require such testimony to be provided to all members. Which is something that Jordan, as chairman, should know. But after apprising Jordan of these facts, the following exchange took place…

Goldman: [Reading from the rules] “Such records shall be the property of the House and each member delegate, and the resident commissioner, shall have access thereto.” Why does that not apply? Where is the whistleblower exception in the rules of Congress that says that does not apply?
Jordan: It is the prerogative of the Committee to decide.
Goldman: No it’s not.
Jordan: We have the whistleblower’s testimony. The whistleblower does not wish that to be made available to the Democrats at this time.
Goldman: The whistleblower doesn’t make Committee rules, sir.

Whereupon Jordan simply ignored Goldman and recognized the next member for questioning. He seems to believe that he can just make up rules as he goes along. And if those made up rules violate the most basic precepts of fairness and democracy, that’s just too bad.

Goldman, however, is right. Witnesses do not get to tell Congress who can have access to their pre-testimonial depositions. How can Democrats determine what inquiries to make if they don’t even know what the witness is asserting? How can the witnesses’ accounts be examined or challenged if members don’t know what those accounts allege?

Jordan is purposefully preventing Democrats from being able to engage in a substantive debate. He doesn’t want them to learn anything potentially controversial, or that might lead to embarrassing facts being disclosed. Jordan doesn’t offer any timeline for which Democrats could have access to the testimony transcripts. Perhaps he is simply saving all of that for a future interview on Fox News.

It’s also possible that these so-called whistleblowers don’t really have anything significant to say. Or maybe their allegations can be easily refuted. It’s reminiscent of the “missing whistleblower” that Oversight Committee Chair James Comer claims to have lost.

SEE THIS: HOW CONVENIENT: GOP Oversight Committee Chair Says He Can’t Find His Star Witness Against Biden

Since assuming the barest of majorities of the House of Representative, Republican efforts to smear Democrats have been pitiful failures. They have held hearings wherein their members have humiliated themselves with idiotic questions, and their witnesses have provided nothing but debunkable bullpucky.

And yet they persist with these mockeries of legislative activity, littered with imaginary witnesses and fluff-filled fantasies dressed up as evidence of utterly fictional scandals. So topping it off with tyrannical breaches of established rules shouldn’t surprise anyone. But it should still nauseate them.

RELATED STORY: Fascista Marjorie Taylor Greene: If I was Speaker of the House I Would Reign with an Iron Fist

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FAILING UP: CNN Boss Chris Licht Promotes Trump Town Hall Host, Kaitlan Collins, to Primetime

Last week CNN aired a town hall with Donald Trump, the twice-impeached leader of a seditionist conspiracy who was recently found liable for rape and defamation, and is currently being investigated for a multitude of crimes, including financial and tax fraud, hush money payments, hoarding classified materials, election interference, and plotting a violent coup.

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The town hall was broadly disparaged as an infomercial for Trump’s aspirations to return to the White House in 2024. He was given wide latitude to lie, with only paltry pushback by the moderator, Kaitlan Collins. The audience was stacked with Trump supporters who applauded his most heinous remarks and laughed when he insulted the victim of his sexual assault. The program was so awful that many insiders at CNN were among the harshest critics…

SEE THIS: How Horrible Was CNN’s Lie-Riddled Trump Town Hall? Let’s See What CNN Has to Say About It

In the days following the town hall, CNN’s ratings plummeted to fourth place, below the ultra-rightist gadfly network, Newsmax. So naturally, this week CNN is rewarding Collins for her hosting of the debacle with a new primetime show:

“On the heels of her performance moderating a town hall with former President Donald Trump, CNN CEO Chris Licht named Kaitlan Collins the new host of the network’s 9 p.m. hour starting in June.”

This schedule change was actually rumored to be in the works prior to the town hall, which was to serve as both an introduction and an advertisement for Collins in her new role. Which, in retrospect, doesn’t seem like it was a very good idea.

CNN appears to be making good on the journalistically inappropriate promise of its CEO, Chris Licht, to make the network “more Republican friendly.” They are replacing the more left-leaning journalist, Don Lemon, with Collins, a former correspondent with the Tucker Carlson founded “Daily Caller.” Never mind that Collins’ primetime debut has garnered mostly criticism and ridicule. One of the few people to praise the show was Trump himself (of course), who credited it with moving Fox News more to the right.

REALTED: Ratings Envy? Trump Says that His CNN Town Hall Spurred Fox News to Cover His Iowa Cult Rally

Perhaps Licht thinks that he can scoop up the disaffected Fox News viewers who are rapidly abandoning the network for having fired their High Priest of White Nationalism, Tucker Carlson. If so, then Licht is even dumber than Carlson looks. Fox’s audience has been trained to despise CNN, and they won’t be de-programmed by a one-night special broadcast.

As for Fox News, they are implementing some program changes as well. They just announced that Sean Hannity will be moved into Carlson’s earlier timeslot. And insiders are saying that Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld are also going to be given shows in primetime.

This presents a dilemma for Fox. There aren’t enough hours in primetime for everyone currently being talked about to have a show there. Since Hannity isn’t going anywhere, if Watters and Gutfeld get promoted, then Laura Ingraham is either fired or moved out of primetime.

All of these changes are going to inject some chaos into the cable news wars. CNN is driving viewers away by sucking up to the right. Fox News is alienating their followers by terminating their heroes. And all of that is going to create opportunities for MSNBC, whose schedule is remaining relatively stable.

It may take several weeks for all of this to shake out. But if CNN and Fox News continue to battle it out for the wingnut demographic, they will both continue to lose audience share to MSNBC and the various incarnations of “Bachelors” and “Idols” that are being served up on the broadcast networks. Stay tuned.

SEE ALSO: Trump Spills that CNN Made Him ‘a Deal I Couldn’t Refuse’ to Get Him to Do Their Town Hall

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Trump (and Fox News) FREAK OUT After Durham Report Turns Out to Be Another GOP Nothingburger

Prior to losing his job as Attorney General due to Donald Trump losing his reelection bid to President Biden, Bill Barr appointed a fellow right-wing shill, John Durham, to conduct a contrived investigation of the investigators who proved that Trump had numerous unsavory associations with Russians trying to interfere with the U.S. election. Unlike Durham’s fakery, Trump’s Russian connections are actually very well documented.

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Now, after four years, and millions of wasted taxpayer dollars, Durham has finally issued his conclusions in a 300 page report that is little more than the sort of ultra-conservative opinions posted by the partisan Republican press. It is more clear than ever that Durham’s mission was to manufacture fake scandals in order to discredit the legitimate investigations into Trump’s myriad criminal activities.

RELATED STORY: HUH? Fox News and Trump AG Bill Barr Defend Durham Debacles as Successfully Exposing Russiagate

In the hours since the Durham report was released, Trump has been desperately trying to shape a wholly false narrative that Durham actually exonerated him. Trump was up until after 2:00am frantically posting 27 hysterical comments on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, claiming vindication. Then he was up at 6:00am to post 24 more.

That’s 51 posts, mostly of links to congressional and media Trump-fluffers. Among them were five videos from Fox News (which he said “sucks” earlier the same day), alleging totally unsupported assertions that the Justice Department and the FBI engaged in “domestic terrorism” and “election fraud,” and should be defunded. So much for the GOP backing law enforcement.

SEE ALSO: Jim Jordan Tells Fox News that He’ll Explore Defunding the Police Due to the Trump Indictment

Among Trump’s frenzied outbursts in response to the Durham Nothingburger were these classic commentaries that are emblematic of his derangement…

“WOW! After extensive research, Special Counsel John Durham concludes the FBI never should have launched the Trump-Russia Probe! In other words, the American Public was scammed, just as it is being scammed right now by those who don’t want to see GREATNESS for AMERICA! “

“The Durham Report spells out in great detail the Democrat Hoax that was perpetrated upon me and the American people. This is 2020 Presidential Election Fraud, just like ‘stuffing’ the ballot boxes, only more so. This totally illegal act had a huge impact on the Election. With an honest Media, we are looking at the Crime of the Century!”


“THEY ARE SCUM, LIKE COCKROACHES ALL OVER WASHINGTON, D.C. Congratulations to John Durham on a Report that is being praised for its quality, importance, and professionalism, by friend and foe alike!”

Trump’s feeble attempt to connect the Durham report to the special counsel probe by Jack Smith, and the ongoing investigations of his criminal activities by prosecutors in Atlanta and New York, is particularly comical. Those investigations – that are examining Trump’s financial fraud, his election interference, the January 6th insurrection, and his theft and hoarding of classified documents – are getting closer to producing indictments than Durham ever dreamed. And they are driving him crazy(er).

SEE THIS: Trump Warns of ‘Death and Destruction’ if He is Indicted for Crimes that He Actually Committed

FOR THE RECORD: Donald Trump and his Republican Party cult claimed for years that Durham would expose the “Crime of the Century” and finally prove that the investigations of Trump were a “hoax.” They insisted that Durham would secure convictions of everyone from Hillary Clinton, to Barack Obama, to James Comey, and the rest of the evil Democratic cabal that they imagined were conspiring against Dear Leader Trump.

The crux of the conclusions by Durham state simply that “the [Justice] Department and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law.” But Durham also noted that his own report, “does not recommend any wholesale changes in the guidelines and policies that the Department and the FBI now have in place to ensure proper conduct and accountability in how counterintelligence activities are carried out.” So what exactly was the point?

The only two cases that Durham brought to trial were low-level politicos, and resulted in acquittals for both. Contrast that with the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller that took only 22 months and resulted in 34 indictments and eight convictions, including some MAGA big shots like Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, and Michael Cohen, along with numerous Russian confederates.

What’s more, in 2019, the Senate Intelligence Committee, which at the time had a Republican chairman, produced a bipartisan report that came to very different conclusion than Durham, saying that…

“The Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian intelligence services during the 2016 presidential election posed a “grave” counterintelligence threat […] it detailed how associates of Donald Trump had regular contact with Russians and expected to benefit from the Kremlin’s help.”

Of course, nothing in Trump’s tantrums bear any resemblance to reality. Durham couldn’t even support his own conclusions with facts that would warrant indictments or corrective actions. No one but Trump’s sycophantic cultists praise the report for its quality. But that won’t stop Trump, Fox News, and other propaganda peddlers from pushing their factless views and outright lies.


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GOP Senator Warns Fox News About the Lack of Aggressiveness and Gun Worship in Preschool Boys

The United States is unique among the world’s nations for the frequency and fatality of assaults with guns. The NRA-theists who dominate the Republican Party and right-wing media refuse to recognize the problem or take any reasonable measures to address it. And their willful neglect results in ever higher death tolls among Americans, and especially children.

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The near daily recurrence of mass shootings in America is a shameful stain on our nation’s character. It represents a surrender to the greedy gun industry and to the most extreme members of Congress who support it. The reasoning behind the GOP’s acquiescence to the chronic killings is pitifully weak. They argue that the root causes of gun violence are tangential issues such as mental health or video games. But those societal factors are present in every other nation that isn’t plagued with mass shootings.

SEE THIS: GOP Senator Tells Fox News that Support for Gun Reform in Polls is Because People are Stupid

Never mind the slaughter of innocents and the grief thrust upon their loved ones. Republicans ignore the fact that majorities of the American people favor substantive, common sense gun reforms and regulations. That’s been established by virtuall every poll on the subject, including this one by Fox News…

Despite the overwhelming public support for reform, Fox News and the Republican Party stubbornly persist with their pro-gun biases. To that end, Fox News hack, Mark Levin, hosted GOP Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Insurrectionist) to advance their ludicrous agenda for weaponizing America’s youth.

Hawley: “You look at what our kids are taught in schools. From the time they go to preschool, for heavens sake. They’re taught that if they’re a boy, if they want to be aggressive, if they want to talk about guns — oh, that’s bad. They need to be medicated, they need to be quieted down. When they get a little older, they’re taught that manhood is inherently dangerous, that it contributes to climate change, that they need to renounce their masculinity. You see this ideology, it suffuses, permeates our media, our culture, all driven by the Left.

So in an environment wherein mostly young men are wantonly murdering people in their families, their neighborhoods, their schools, churches, shopping malls, etc., Hawley thinks that aggressiveness in preschool boys who talk about guns should be encouraged? That’s just plain sick.

Let’s not even get into Hawley’s bizarre assertions that boys are taught that manhood should be renounced because it contributes to climate change. In addition to being dangerous and nauseating, none of what Hawley said about schooling was true. It would be bad enough of Hawley were the only one embracing these views. But he isn’t…

SEE ALSO: Ted Cruz Babbles that if All Firearms in America Were Eliminated there Would Be More Murders

Hawley’s advocacy of aggressive, gun-obsessed children is precisely the sort of demented prescription that would exacerbate an already dire state of affairs. He is espousing a course that would only lead to more sorrow and loss. Republicans like Hawley not only fervently oppose any affirmative action to address this epidemic of senseless bloodshed, they openly favor actions to make matters worse.

RELATED: POLL: 44% of ‘Law and Order’ Republicans are Totally Cool with All the Mass Shootings in America

Consequently, this is not a problem that can be fixed by reasoned debate. There is an unholy bond between the gun industry and the Republican Party. Until that bond is broken, the United States will continue to suffer the most mass shootings of any nation on the planet. So the only effective path to change is to break that bond by voting out every Republican at every level of government.

The American people need to rise up against the non-representatives of the GOP who are thwarting their will. And with cretins like Hawley articulating heinous notions like those above, the opportunity to elect conscientious, compassionate leaders becomes all the more necessary – and possible.

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HOW CONVENIENT: GOP Oversight Committee Chair Says He Can’t Find His Star Witness Against Biden

The new and razor thin Republican majority in the House of Representatives is proving that it is wholly unfit to govern and has no real interest in doing so. For the three months that they have been in charge, they have produced nothing but transparently partisan and meritless smear campaigns against President Biden, his family, and other Democrats.

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This sorry state of state affairs is a result of the GOP’s deliberate and openly articulated mission to bring down the President and to buttress their own illegitimate seizure of power and perversion of democracy. From the day that they assumed their majority they have pursued political vendettas, while ignoring the needs of the nation and the American people.

SEE THIS: New GOP Subcommittee Chair Openly Admits His Only Purpose is to ‘Make Life Hell’ for Democrats

So instead of legislation protecting children from mass shooters, or maintaining women’s reproductive health rights, or resolving immigration issues, or preventing a catastrophic debt default, Republicans are desperately trying – and failing – to sabotage the Biden presidency.

Among the worst offenders is James Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee. The maliciousness of his crusade to cripple the progress made by Biden and congressional Democrats has been matched by its ineptitude, dishonesty, and failure. And all of that was on display when he visited with Fox News on Sunday to spread more propaganda. In an exchange with Fox’s Senior Trump-fluffer, Maria Bartiromo, Comer announced that the star witness in his political persecution has gone missing.

Bartiromo: Hold on Congressman. Did you just say that the whistleblower, or the informant, is now be missing?
Comer: Well, we are hopeful that we can find the informant. Remember that these informants are kind of in the spy business.
Bartiromo: Stunning breaking news story this morning that some of these people now may be missing. Mr. Chairman, we’re certainly going to be covering and reporting your findings.

First of all, Comer doesn’t actually say that the alleged informant is missing. He just says that he can’t find him. He even implies that the so-called whistleblower is merely a secret operative who could just be concealing his own whereabouts for some unspecified reason.

That, however, doesn’t stop Bartiromo from insinuating some sinister scheme that invokes the possibility that harm has come to the spook and that, of course, the evil Biden team is responsible for it. Naturally, there is no evidence whatsoever for any of that, but when has Fox News ever cared about trivialities like evidence?

A more likely scenario is that Comer doesn’t actually have a witness at all, Or he doesn’t have one who has any credibility, and who wouldn’t just embarrass the Republicans further. So all of Comer’s shocking accusations for the past several weeks could just be fabrications, and now that he is being called upon to put up or shut up, he whines that he is unable to find the witness that he promised would blow the lid off this supposed scandal.

It’s interesting that this mysterious witness disappeared just a few days after Comer released a report by his Committee that was ridiculed for it’s prodigious lack of anything incriminating related to Biden. The New Republic reported that…

“The House GOP accused Joe Biden and his family on Wednesday of engaging in business with foreign entities—but were unable to provide any actual evidence linking the president to any wrongdoing.

“House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer released a 65-page memo detailing a sprawling investigation into Biden and some of his relatives, particularly his son Hunter Biden. Nowhere in the massive document was there a specific allegation of a crime committed by Biden or any of his relatives.”

That’s typical of GOP and Fox News scandal-mongering. They make furious proclamations of alleged wrongdoing, but they have nothing to back any of it up. Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, ranking member of the Oversight Committee, responded to the report that Comer issued saying that…

“Once again Chairman Comer has failed to provide factual evidence to support his wild accusations about the President. He continues to bombard the public with innuendo, misrepresentations, and outright lies, recycling baseless claims from stories that were debunked years ago.” […]

“As Republicans use their oversight powers to advance this tiresome and aging smear campaign, they refuse to honor their public commitment to investigate former President Trump and former senior White House advisor, Jared Kushner, their hundreds of LLCs, and the billions of dollars they collected directly from autocratic and corrupt foreign governments.”

Comer joins House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan, the GOP chair of the House Judiciary Committee, as the leaders of the Bogus Scandal Caucus. Jordan was recently humiliated (for the umpteenth time) when he tried to coerce adverse testimony from Mark Pomerantz, a former New York prosecutor who had investigated Donald Trump’s hush money payments to adult film star, Stormy Daniels. That investigation eventually led to a Grand Jury indicting Trump for thirty-four felonies alleging the falsifying of financial records.

RELATED STORY: Former NY Prosecutor Righteously Rejects GOP House Judiciary Committee’s Political Theater

These are the sort of charlatans who are currently leading the Republican Party with the aid of their spinmeisters at Fox News. They have no interest in performing any of the duties expected of elected representatives. They are fully devoted only to embarking on hostile and futile campaigns to denigrate their opponents and, moreover, democracy itself. And unfortunately, with the regard to the latter, they are pretty damn good at it.

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Ratings Envy? Trump Says that His CNN Town Hall Spurred Fox News to Cover His Iowa Cult Rally

The fallout from CNN’s ill-conceived and dreadfully executed town hall with Donald Trump last week is continuing to drench the network in criticism and shame. Rather than producing an informative forum for assessing Trump, it has been widely disparaged as an in-kind contribution to Trump’s campaign for the 2024 Republican nomination for president.

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There is a growing consensus among media professionals that it was foreseeable mistake for CNN to provide Trump with a platform to spread the same tedious lies he has been promulgating for years about the 2020 presidential election that he says – without a shred of evidence – was “rigged and stolen” from him. And on pretty much every other topic Trump regurgitated his familiar distortions of reality, personal insults, and meritless self-aggrandizement. It was so awful that some of the harshest condemnations came from CNN insiders.

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Another indicator of how badly CNN misjudged this event was the elation it produced in Trump and his allies in right-wing propaganda. They were bursting with joy at what they considered to be a PR triumph for Trump. And Saturday morning Trump bragged, in a post on his floundering Twitter scam, Truth Social, that the CNN debacle had led to a major media victory for him…

“FoxNews called to inform us that they will be airing the entire Iowa Rally tonight. They saw the record numbers done on CNN and want in on the action. Also, just out, I am leading DeSanctimonious by almost 30 points in FLORIDA, and leading Crooked Joe Biden BIG! See you later in Iowa.”

First of all, CNN’s numbers were hardly records. They drew about three million viewers, which is not uncommon for special news events on CNN. And while their ratings may have spiked during the town hall, they returned to their prior low standings immediately after the program was over. Still, CNN management was so tunnel-blind that they reprimanded their media correspondent, Oliver Darcy, for being “too emotional” in his accurate reporting of the town hall criticism.

Typical of Trump’s disloyalty and short attention span, just an hour after posting his delight that Fox News would offer live coverage of his Iowa rally, he posted another comment telling his cult followers to watch it on Newsmax instead.

That may be for the best since Trump’s assertion that Fox would carry it has conspicuously not been confirmed by Fox News. This, of course, wouldn’t be the first time that Trump lied about something. According to Newsweek

“Trump wrote on Truth Social on Saturday morning that Fox News informed him that the network will air the entire rally, however Fox News didn’t respond to Newsweek’s request on Saturday morning for confirmation that it would broadcast the event.”

What’s more, Fox News has not bothered to promote this alleged rally coverage of Trump’s Iowa affair. However, Fox News has been hyping their live coverage of both an event with Ron DeSantis (who coincidentally will be in Iowa on the same day as Trump), and a speech by President Biden at Howard University. So the absence of any notice of Trump’s rally is, to say the least, curious.

It is still possible, of course, that Fox News will air Trump’s rally, despite the fact that haven’t been doing so for several years now. That’s because they have been been rapidly losing viewers since the disclosures of their blatant lying revealed in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit. And even worse, Fox’s firing of their MAGA, white nationalist heartthrob, Tucker Carlson, has accelerated their ratings disaster. So they may be in a state of desperation and panic.

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Finally, because Trump is incapable of making any statements that contain only a single lie, he also noted in his posting that he is “leading Crooked Joe Biden BIG!” For the record, Biden is beating Trump in most recent general election polls. But if he wants to deceive his followers into believing that he’s running ahead of Biden, let’s let him do so, and they can have a big surprise come election day.

UPDATE: Due to a tornado watch being in effect, Trump has canceled his rally. Apparently god is “woke.”

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Former NY Prosecutor Righteously Rejects GOP House Judiciary Committee’s Political Theater

The Republican majority in the House of Representatives has made it their mission to malign and disparage President Biden above all other political or legislative considerations. It’s an obsessive determination to poison the electoral landscape for Democrats that is succeeding only in humiliating the Republicans who are engaging in it.

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Foremost among the GOP persecutors is Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He is currently presiding over wholly contrived hearings into the activities of Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan District Attorney whose investigations of Donald Trump’s hush money payments to adult film star, Stormy Daniels, resulted in a Grand Jury indicting Trump for thirty-four (34!) felonies accusing Trump of falsifying financial records.

SEE ALSO: Trump Indicted by the Manhattan Grand Jury Probing His Hush Money Payments to Stormy Daniels

There is no question that Jordan is staging these hearings purely as political retaliation. As part of his partisan crusade, Jordan subpoenaed Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.’s office. On Friday Pomerantz complied with the subpoena and showed up for Jordan’s clown show. However, he refused to answer questions, asserting his constitutional and legal ethics rights. In his opening statement Pomerantz said that…

“I am here because I respect the rule of law… What I do not respect is the use of the Committee’s subpoena power to compel me to participate in an act of political theater. This deposition is for show. I do not believe for a moment that I am here to assist a genuine effort to enact legislation or conduct legislative ‘oversight.’ We are gathered here because Donald Trump’s supporters would like to use these proceedings to attempt to obstruct and undermine the criminal case pending against him, and to harass, intimidate, and discredit anyone who investigates or charges him.”

Pomerantz goes on to explain his reasons for declining to cooperate with the “cynical histrionics” of the Committee’s GOP leaders. He cites the District Attorney’s assertions of “claims of privilege and confidentiality to protect the integrity of the pending prosecution and continuing investigation of Donald Trump.” He elaborates further saying that “The charges against Mr. Trump should be heard and decided by a judge and a jury before politicians second-guess their merits.”

Pomerantz also cites the 5th Amendment to justify not capitulating the Committee’s coercion. He maintains that he has broken no laws, but is nevertheless, “not required to answer questions if my answers might be used against me.” He adds that the law “permits me to refuse to answer questions that are not pertinent to legitimate legislative function.” He also notes that attorney-client and work product privileges may also apply to some of the Committee’s inquiries. In closing he says that…

“It gives me no joy to invoke my legal rights, but I am glad that the law allows me not to cooperate with this performance of political theater. As an American I am privileged to have the legal rights that I assert today, and I am hopeful that I live in a country that will continue to respect them.”

Jordan’s rank partisanship has been on prominent display throughout his brief tenure in the chairman’s seat. He also formed a subcommittee on the “Weaponization of the Federal Government” whose sole purpose was to weaponize his congressional power to attack Democrats and run cover for Donald Trump.

SEE THIS: New GOP Subcommittee Chair Openly Admits His Only Purpose is to ‘Make Life Hell’ for Democrats

However, Jordan’s issuance of subpoenas is particularly comical considering that when he was recently subpoenaed by Congress, he impudently ignored it. So why would he expect anyone to respect his summons? Jordan is not someone who should be taken seriously. And Pomerantz responded precisely as any honorable public servant should.


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