Former Attorney General Eric Holder Says There is ‘Sufficient Factual Information’ to Indict Trump

Sixteen months ago Donald Trump incited his cult followers to storm the Capitol in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election results. And for sixteen months the nation has been holding its collective breath while waiting for the Justice Department to hold Trump accountable for his brazen attempts to undermine democracy.

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While there have been numerous indictments of individual StormTrumpers for crimes ranging from trespassing to sedition, Trump himself has still not faced the legal consequences of his treasonous acts. A recent poll shows that, nearly a year and a half after the acts of domestic terrorism in Washington, D.C., 67% of the American people – including 41% of Republicans – say 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.”

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On Sunday’s episode of Face the Nation on CBS, host Margaret Brennan interviewed former Attorney General Eric Holder, who served in the Obama administration. When asked about the prospect of a Trump indictment, Holder replied that he thinks that, based on the evidence, it would be warranted:

Brennan: Merrick Garland, you mentioned, he’s now in your old job as Attorney General. There have been critics of him who say that he isn’t being aggressive enough around the prosecutions of January 6th. Do you think that’s right?
Holder: No one knows. I mean, I have great faith in Merrick and the people at the Justice Department. We won’t really know how aggressive they’ve been until they are before a camera and announcing a decision, either to indict certain people or not indict certain people. Here’s my prediction. At some point people at the Justice Department, perhaps that prosecutor in Atlanta, are gonna have to make a determination about whether or not they want to indict Donald Trump.
Brennan: Will they do it?
Holder: Well, I think there’s gonna be sufficient factual information. And I think that there’s going to be sufficient proof of intent. And then the question becomes, what’s the impact of of such an indictment? I’m an institutionalist. My initial thought was not to indict the former president out of concern of how divisive it would be. But given what we have learned, I think that he probably has to be held accountable.

Holder is correct in saying that the status of Merrick’s progress with regard to a case against Trump is unknowable at this time. While frustrating for those who fear that Trump is getting away with his crimes, Merrick’s discretion is actually the proper way of handling any investigation.

However, it is encouraging that Holder, who is well acquainted with Department of Justice protocols, is convinced that both the facts and the intent sufficient to merit an indictment of Trump exist right now. What’s more, he is comfortable articulating that opinion on national television.

The only disappointing part of Holder’s remarks is his claim to be an “institutionalist,” which led him to initially lean against indicting Trump because it might be “divisive.” That is not a consideration based on legal principle. If there is evidence of a crime sufficient to convict, an indictment should be mandatory. Whether or not it is divisive is a political call that has nothing to do with the law. It would only create a gap in enforcement that allows the privileged class to escape punishment for their unlawful acts. It would place criminals like Trump above the law.

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Notwithstanding his initial considerations, Holder has come to right conclusion. There is abundant evidence of numerous crimes that Trump has committed. He could be indicted today for violations of laws that related to his real estate business, his taxes, electoral fraud, intimidating government officials, abuse of power, perjury, and probably more. Hopefully AG Garland is working on indictments for these. Time will tell, but not until after it’s done frustrating.

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Trump Shill Calls Violent Insurrectionists ‘Unwitting,’ Peaceful Abortion Protesters ‘Terrorists’

In the wake of the disclosure of the draft opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade, by the Supreme Court’s uber-conservative faction, the anti-choice extremists of America have embarked on a crusade to malign those who support women’s rights to safe and legal reproductive healthcare as radical thugs fomenting chaos and violence.

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The hostile characterization of the peaceful protests by abortion rights activists is as far removed from reality as Donald Trump’s delusional insistence that he won the 2020 presidential election (which he and his toadies at Fox News are still squawking about). However, Americans who are worried about the loss of liberties have been appropriately and responsibly protesting the Court’s perverse opinion that is utterly lacking in legal basis. As opposed to the right-wingers who are dodging the issue by fixating on the leak, rather than the substance.

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Never mind that the identity of the leaker is unknown and is more likely to be a conservative than a liberal. The frantic and coordinated campaign to disparage the left is unfurling in a wave of wrath and fury. On Fox News Laura Ingraham even resorted to contriving an imaginary scenario wherein “mobs of people descended at the Court, screaming what could be described as threatening language toward some of the Justices.” Which, of course, never happened.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s Twitter ban defying spokes-shill, Liz Harrington, is busy posting tweets that seek to paint a grossly dishonest picture of the pro-choice protesters. Along with a supposedly incriminating video, Harrington said that…

“If people who don’t like election fraud and unwittingly enter a public building are ‘terrorists,’ what does that make these people?”

The first thing to notice about this blather is that Harrington is asserting that the deadly insurrection that Trump incited on January 6, 2021, was nothing more than some “unwitting” folks, upset by nonexistent election fraud, taking a tour of Congress. That’s true, if your definition of “unwitting” includes storming through police barriers, breaking doors and windows, vandalizing and stealing government property, and injuring more than 140 law enforcement officers. For the record, “unwitting” means “without being aware; unintentionally.” So Harrington thinks that hundreds of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol unaware or unintentionally? Really?

RELATED: WTF? Trump Brags that 67% of Americans Say He’s Responsible for the Violent January 6th Insurrection

What’s more, Harrington is absurdly implying that the pro-choice protesters are “terrorists.” However, the video that she included in her tweet was hardly proof of her irresponsible accusation. In fact, it proved that the protesters behavior was both lawful and restrained. It shows that they did not invade any private property, nor engage in any threatening acts. They merely conducted a legal demonstration and chanted slogans saying to “Keep abortion safe and legal,” and that “Pro-life is a lie. You don’t care if people die.”

Harrington’s comparison of this nonviolent civil action to the riots conducted by domestic terrorists at the Capitol is preposterous in the extreme. But it is exactly the sort of deceitful provocation that is expected of the ultra-rightists who aspire to foment division and incite more violence. And if there is one thing they’ve made clear, it’s that it is their intention to gag anyone who disagrees with their brand of conservative authoritarianism, and to suppress dissenters who prefer democracy over the tyrannical ambitions of wannabe dictators like Donald Trump.

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Laura Ingraham Whines About Ex-Biden Aides on TV to Her Fox News Panel of Ex-Trump Toadies

The ease with which the squawking heads at Fox News discharge blatantly hypocritical commentaries can sometimes be riveting to behold. They appear to have no comprehension whatsoever of just how extraordinarily they contradict themselves, often in the space of single sentence.

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On Friday’s episode of “The Ingraham Mangle,” Laura Ingraham sought to express her outrage about a couple of aides to President Biden leaving the administration to take jobs at MSNBC. Ingraham’s anger was a rehashing of the familiar and tedious Fox News narrative that the media is overrun with liberals. That’s a great point as long as you ignore the top-rated cable news network, Fox News, as well as all the conservatives on CNN and the broadcast news networks. CBS, for instance, recently hired Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s former chief of staff. And CNN just added Trump-fluffer Jason Miller to its roster.

RELATED: Stephen Colbert Hysterically Rips His CBS Bosses for Hiring Lying Trump Flunky Mick Mulvaney

Nevertheless, Ingraham was compelled to unleash an irate oratory (video below) in response to the news that Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki was leaving the White House, and that her successor would be Deputy Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre. Ingraham ranted that…

“Psaki, [VP Harris spokesperson] Symone Sanders, they go to MSNBC. And now they have just a direct line to another outlet, CNN. So there was a lot of comments online about what, well, talk about being in bed with the press – the press and with politicians. I mean, this is now taking it a step further.”

Really? Ingraham is AGHAST at the thought of a media professional pursuing her post-White House career by accepting work at a media company. What an abomination! And what makes Ingraham’s ire all the more preposterous is that she is dumping this diatribe on her panel that includes Jason Chaffetz, a retired Republican congressman, and Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s former press secretary. Both of whom left their partisan political positions to join Fox News.

The problem that Ingraham has with Jean-Pierre – who will become the first Black, and first out lesbian, to serve in this role – is that her partner, is CNN correspondent, Suzanne Malveaux. Ingraham believes that that relationship will intrude on her White House duties, despite the fact that there’s been no evidence of that prior to this while Jean-Pierre has served as deputy press secretary. Still, we can expect that Ingraham will be just as disturbed about the relationship between Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his radical, insurrectionist wife, Ginni. Right?

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After fuming over Jean-Pierre and Psaki and Sanders, Ingraham turned to McEnany for insight about politicos taking media jobs. And as one of them, her views should be enlightening. However, McEnany didn’t live up to the hype…

“Yes. I have a feeling CNN will be called on often. So too will MSNBC, among other friendly outlets. Also, the sneaking suspicion – just a guess – that KJP, Karine Jean-Pierre, may end up at CNN, rather than MSNBC like her two colleagues, cause three Biden officials at MSNBC would be quite a lot. But you’re right. This administration is kind of rife with these conflicts. But how can you not be with 99.9% of the press is, in fact, liberal, is this revolving door between liberal outlets and the press room. And softball questions. And not asking follow ups. There’s no Jim Acostas in that room, or Kaitlin Collins shouting questions.”

OMG! The press secretary might call on reporters from MSNBC and CNN. What’s the world coming to? Apparently McEnany has not watched a press briefing since leaving her post. Jen Psaki has called on a broad variety of reporters that included Fox News hack, Peter Doocy – every single day. And what she means by her references to Jim Acosta and Kaitlin Collins is anyone’s guess. Does McEnany think there aren’t enough reporters in the briefing room shouting questions?

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The dismay expressed by Ingraham and McEnany over the “revolving door” between the White House and the press is hypocritical to the extreme. Especially when you know that Fox News has spun that door more than any media enterprise in history. For the record, a current list of Fox Newsers who were previously (and likely currently) political operatives includes Ari Fleischer, Mike Pompeo, Dana Perino, Larry Kudlow, Trey Gowdy, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Karl Rove, and even renowned political analyst, Lara Trump. As Ingraham so aptly observed: “Talk about being in bed with the press.”

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Judge Dismisses Trump’s Loopy Lawsuit Against Twitter for ‘Failure to Plausibly State a Claim’

Throughout his public life, Donald Trump has tried to exploit the judicial system for profit or as a means of intimidating his foes. And, for the most part, he has succeeded only in wasting the court’s time and humiliating himself.

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On Friday a United States District Court judge dismissed Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter. He filed the suit last year alleging a series of pitifully lame complaints that had no legal basis.

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The suit sought “to order an immediate halt to social media companies’ illegal, shameful censorship of the American people.” By which he means himself being held accountable for his unconscionable remarks that incited an insurrection. As reported by CBS News

“A judge dismissed a lawsuit former President Trump brought last year against Twitter and its then-CEO Jack Dorsey. The social media giant had sought to dismiss the suit, which Trump filed after Twitter banned him from its platform, for ‘failure to plausibly state a claim.’

“Trump, the American Conservative Union and five other people claimed Twitter violated their right to free speech under the First Amendment after it ‘censored’ their accounts. U.S. District Judge for Northern California James Donato rejected their argument because Twitter is a private company, and the free speech clause in the Constitution applies only to the government. The judge found no evidence that Twitter acted on behalf of government officials, as plaintiffs also alleged.”

After occupying the White House for four years, Trump still doesn’t have the even the simplest grasp of the Constitution. Which is why he expected the court to take seriously his ludicrous demand…

“‘…to an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well,’ Trump said at the time. ‘I am confident that we will achieve a historic victory for American freedom and at the same time freedom of speech.'”

So much for Trump’s confidence in the legal nonsense that he and his incompetent lawyers burdened the court with. This suit joins several others that he filed recently that were equally as preposterous. Such as…

These lawsuits are emblematic of the idiocy that permeates Trump’s misunderstanding of the law. But they will surely not be the last attempts by Trump to abuse the justice system and fleece his glassy-eyed flock for funds to fight these futile legal battles. Which, in the end, is all that this is really about, and all that he cares about.

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Tucker Carlson Hysterically Hypes Bogus Election ‘Fraud’ Film By Convicted Election Fraudster

A year and half ago, Donald Trump decisively lost the presidential election to Joe Biden. But the sting of that humiliation continues to torment the twice impeached, former reality TV game show host, and failed real estate con man. And in his desperation, Trump persists in peddling his “Big Lie,” the delusional, factless allegations that the election was “rigged.”

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Throughout that same period of recent history, Fox News has embraced and dispensed Trump’s lies to their willfully gullible viewers. And now a new film is being pitched that purports to blow the lid off of the election fraud scandal. Surprisingly, its title, “2,000 Mules” is not a reference to the numerous jackasses who produced it. But unsurprisingly, it was featured on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program on Thursday night, between segments where he is fawning over Russian dictator, Vladimir Putin.

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Carlson introduced this segment with a trio of Democrats asserting, correctly, that “the 2020 election was the most secure in history:”

Rep. Adam Schiff: The American people chose Joe Biden to be their next president by an enormous margin. The successful conduct of that election, among the most secure in American history, was not an accident.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren: The 2020 election was the most secure conducted in modern history.

Rep. Eric Swalwell: You’re gonna see states like Arizona and Georgia learn the wrong lesson from 2020, the most secure election ever.

To which Carlson replied with a maniacal laugh…

“That’s just the most secure election ever. Really hair hat? Tell us how. He can’t tell us how. He’s just lying. Maybe it was the most secure election ever, but we have a right to determine for ourselves if it was the most secure election ever. Period. We have an absolute, god-given right.”

And the video of this malarkey was posted by Donald Trump’s Twitter ban defying spokes-shill, Liz Harrington:

“Hair hat”? Let’s just set aside that boneheaded attempt at an insult. Carlson is complaining that those who claim that the election was secure can’t confirm it. Of course the obligation to confirm rests with those who allege fraud. And they have had a year and a half, and more than sixty court cases, to prove their allegations and have failed entirely. It is Carlson and his cohorts who are lying. If he is so intent on “determin[ing] for ourselves” whether the election was rigged, what’s stopping him? Why hasn’t he, or Trump, or Fox News, done so yet? Perhaps because they know they are lying.

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On this episode of Carlson’s propaganda-fest, he interviewed the film’s producer, Catherine Englebrecht. She’s the president of True the Vote, a rabidly partisan and thoroughly disreputable band of wingnut activists. Englebrecht worked with the convicted felon, Dinesh D’Souza, on “2,000 Mules.” For the record, after pleading guilty, D’Souza was convicted of – wait for it – campaign finance fraud! A crime so heinous that, naturally, Trump pardoned him. Now he’s using his experience as an election cheat to make false allegations about election cheating.

Needless to say, the film that Carlson and Fox News are promoting contains no evidence of voter fraud whatsoever. If they had anything incriminating they would have already presented it in court, under oath, where legal remedies could be addressed. But they continue to have nothing but wild accusations without a shred of proof. In fact, all the proof is held by those who certified the election.

The New York Times contacted election officials in all fifty states, including Republicans, and every one said that there was “no evidence of widespread fraud or irregularities in this election.” And several members of Trump’s own administration also upheld the legitimacy of election. For instance, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Chris Krebs, said that

“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. […] There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

And that’s not all

Christopher Wray, FBI Director: We have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise.

Benjamin Hovland, of the U.S. Election Assist­ance Commission: Time and time again, when the rubber hits the road, there’s no evidence — whether that’s in court cases, whether that’s in the presidential commission that was … an embarrassment.

Ben Ginsberg, Veteran Repub­lican Party Election Lawyer: As he confronts losing, Trump has devoted his campaign and the Republican Party to this myth of voter fraud.

Karl Rove: Mr. Trump must prove systemic fraud, with illegal votes in the tens of thousands. There is no evidence of that so far.

Attorney General William Barr: To date, [DOJ invest­ig­at­ors] have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a differ­ent outcome in the elec­tion.

Attorney General Barr later elaborated on his view telling ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl (in his recent book “Betrayal”) that “My suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bullshit.” Which, come to think of it, is actually a pretty good description of Carlson’s crackpot conspiracy theorizing, as well as the whole four years that Trump was occupying the White House.

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EU Bans Russian Propaganda TV Networks, While Fox News Still Peddles Putin’s Lies in the US

From the outset of Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Russia has been frantically struggling to disseminate flagrant falsehoods regarding the war in an effort to justify their genocidal aggression against a peaceful neighbor. Vladimir Putin has variously claimed that Ukraine doesn’t really exist as a sovereign nation or that he’s rescuing its people from its Nazi leaders. All of which are heinous lies.

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The propaganda crusade embarked upon by Russia has a global footprint, with media outlets that are controlled by the Kremlin promulgating blatantly fictional distortions of reality. But that campaign of deceit has just hit a road block in the European Union as it takes a big step toward shutting down the flow Russian disinformation. According to Politico

“European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Wednesday proposed banning three additional Russian state-owned broadcasters from Europe, in a move designed to crack down on Russian disinformation after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Von der Leyen gave details on a sixth package of sanctions against Russia, during an address to the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg. ‘We are banning three big Russian state-owned broadcasters from our airwaves. They will not be allowed to distribute their content anymore in the EU, in whatever shape or form, be it on cable, via satellite, on the internet or via smartphone apps,’ von der Leyen said.

“‘We have identified these TV channels as mouthpieces, that amplify [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s lies and propaganda aggressively. We should not give them a stage anymore to spread these lies,’ she added. […] At the beginning of March, Kremlin-backed RT and Sputnik were banned in the EU.”

This is a wholly appropriate action to stem the dishonesty emanating from Russia as it executes its deadly scorched earth offensive against Ukraine. And it should be seen as an example of how other nations should deal with Russia’s media hype networks that are polluting the public discourse.

Among the nations that should take inspiration from the EU is the United States, where Putin’s propaganda pulpits continue to preach. And there is not a more shameless mouthpiece for Putin’s lies than Fox News. Along with relentless criticisms of President Biden, the network airs daily defenses of Russia and exaltations of Putin from the likes of Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and especially, Fox News Senior Putin Apologist, Tucker Carlson.

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As far back as November 2021, Carlson was taking Russia’s side over the U.S. and fawning over Putin saying…

“Why do I care about what’s going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? And why shouldn’t I root for Russia, because I am.”

More recently, Carlson insisted that the U.S. wasn’t really interested in helping Ukraine at all. He said that the Biden administration was only doing it to “punish Russia” for “stealing Hillary Clinton’s coronation.” You have to hand it to Carlson for managing to mash up the war in Ukraine with Fox’s obsession with Clinton.

That, however, doesn’t even begin to tell the whole story of Fox’s treasonous betrayals. Carlson has also been advocating appeasement with Russia as it continues to murder innocent Ukrainians. “If you wanted to save Ukraine,” Carlson advised, “you would push for a settlement now.” And he parroted the Russian whine that “the war in Ukraine is designed to cause regime change in Moscow.” What’s more, Carlson regularly serves up Russian fake news, such as his Kremlin-approved assertion that pictures of Ukrainian massacres are a “false flag” operation. And for his trouble, clips from Carlson’s program are replayed almost nightly on Russian-state TV.

RELATED: Only on Fox News: Russian Foreign Minister Praises the Network’s Pro-Putin Propaganda

So while the EU is taking responsible actions to stem the spread of Russian disinformation, Fox News is embracing and magnifying it. They are deliberately poisoning the weak minds of their gullible viewers with treasonous talking points taken directly from Putin’s playbook. They are furthering the interests of America’s enemies. And it all comes wrapped in a barrage of garisbh red, white, and blue graphics, and pseudo-patriotic music.

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Biden Slams the ‘Extreme MAGA Crowd’ After Roe v Wade Leak. Fox News and Newsmax Prove He’s Right

The reprehensible roll back of constitutional rights by the conservative faction of the Supreme Court has triggered some interesting and asinine responses. By overturning Roe v Wade the Court has put the lives of millions of women at risk and set back civil liberties half a century at least. And the rightist activists on the Court, in Congress, and in the media, are just getting started.

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Monday morning President Biden weighed in on the draft opinion that was leaked to the press. He didn’t mince words as he speculated about the possible ramifications of the impending ruling. Biden asked…

“What happens if you have states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children? Is that legit under the way the decision is written? What are the next things that are gonna be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in recent American history.”

Biden’s assessment of the extremist MAGAts was precisely on target. And although it was well known long before this Court ruling, the anti-choice zealots (three of whom were appointed by Donald Trump) reinforced their bona fides as radical regressives who don’t care about legal principles or precedents. And unsurprisingly, their devolutionary opinions were echoed in the wingnut media.

RELATED: Matt Gaetz Gripes that Women Supporting Roe v Wade are Too Smart and Too Old – For Him?

Laura Ingraham at Fox News imposed her hallmark hysteria in a harangue that made little sense outside of her warped imagination. She ranted…

“Imagine if the case was reversed and we had heard through release, egregiously, that the court was coming down the other way. And imagine if mobs of people descended at the Court, screaming what could be described as threatening language toward some of the Justices, or very derogatory language. Oh, you’d have Nancy Pelosi and the whole crowd up there today saying we need to wall off the city again. We need to put the fences back up. And those are the insurrectionists trying to undermine the legitimacy of the Court. That’s what they would be saying today and tonight.”

HUH? Ingraham is saying that if Roe was upheld and conservatives stormed the Supreme Court like they did Congress during the January 6, 2021 insurrection, that Nancy Pelosi and others would condemn that violent and lawless behavior. Well, of course they would. As should everyone. Ingraham seems to be implying that liberals and/or Democrats did that after the Roe opinion was leaked. But, directing Ingraham back to the world, they didn’t. That sort of seditious cretinism is unique to the right-wing StormTrumpers.

Not to be left out, Grant Stinchfield at Newsmax was intent on laying blame for the leak on an innocent liberal, despite having no evidence of who provided the draft document to the press. Stinchfield babbled that…

“I find it suspect that the first leak coming out of the Supreme Court in history comes shortly after Judge [Ketanji Brown] Jackson is confirmed. I want to know if her law clerks, who I am sure have already been hired – possibly even working at the high court already, before her swearing in – have access to these draft decisions. She would be my first suspect when it comes to the leak. Because Ketanji Brown Jackson is a radical, left-wing activist, more radical than any other Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. I believe she is capable of undermining the Court this way.”

WHUT? As someone who is not presently a member of the Court, Judge Jackson obviously has no access to documents. Nor do her, as yet nonexistent, law clerks. And the notion that she is “more radical than any other Justice in the history’ can only come from the delusions of a depraved partisan propagandist. Which is a description that fits Stinchfield like an exceedingly tight straight-jacket. He is, after all, the guy who contrived the infamous “Dandelion-Gate” scandal wherein White House staffers planted flowers so that Biden could pick some and give them to his wife, Jill.

These are the sort of inanities that pass for political discourse among the uber-conservative politicos and pundits. It does nothing to advance any substantive discussion of critical issues such as reproductive rights. But it does affirm, as Biden said, that the MAGA Crowd remains the most extreme – and more worrisome – dangerous political group in recent American history.

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Matt Gaetz Gripes that Women Supporting Roe v Wade are Too Smart and Too Old – For Him?

In one of this year’s most glaring self-owns, insurrectionist representative Matt Gaetz (FL-QAnon) posted a tweet that he surely thought would devastate the liberals that he hates so passionately. But, as usual, he could not have been more mistaken.

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On Monday an unauthorized release of a draft opinion by the conservative wing of the Supreme Court indicated that they would be overturning the abortion precedent set by the Roe v Wade ruling fifty years ago. The Republican Party immediately sought to ignore the harm done to the rights of American women, and liberty in general, and instead focused on portraying themselves as victims (again) of a plot to embarrass them by revealing to the public what they are actually doing.

While there were innumerable bad takes on this news by rightist partisans in politics and the press, none were as cringeworthy as the one from Matt Gaetz who tweeted…

“How many of the women rallying against overturning Roe are over-educated, under-loved millennials who sadly return from protests to a lonely microwave dinner with their cats, and no bumble matches?”

Seriously? Let’s set aside for the moment that Gaetz is disparaging adult women who had the audacity to get an education. What were they thinking? What’s truly nauseating about this comment is that Gaetz is exposing his own heinous predilection for girls with limited education because they were still in high school. He is currently under investigation for allegedly having sex with an underage girl who he reportedly paid and transported across state lines.

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Like his cult messiah, Donald Trump, Gaetz “loves the poorly educated.” Presumably that’s because they are the only ones who will fall for his bullsh*t. He is explicitly criticizing backers of Roe v Wade because of their academic achievement. That’s something that he appears to regard as a personality flaw that he discourages among his constituents. He’s also opposed to microwave ovens and pets, which further illustrates just how out of touch he is with most Americans.

Gaetz ought to be more concerned with “How many of the women rallying against overturning Roe” live in his district. Nationally, the support for Roe v Wade is more than 69%. Perhaps Gaetz is worried about millions of women – and men – rallying to defend reproductive rights because he couldn’t get a handful of supporters to show up at recent protest that he organized with fellow insurrectionist, Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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The spectacle of a man who is being investigated for unlawful sex with a minor attempting to mock reproductive rights supporters for being educated adults is, sadly, all too typical of the Republican Party. And no one exemplifies that perversion better than Matt Gaetz. And for some puzzling reason, he does publicly as if he’s proud of it.

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Tucker Carlson: US is Only Aiding Ukraine to ‘Punish Russia’ for ‘Stealing Hillary Clinton’s Coronation’

Fox News has a roster of ultra-regressive shills who provide a daily dose of diatribes that are drenched with dishonesty. But on any given day you can rely on one pundit in particular to sink below the rest and unleash the most repugnant distortions of reality and flagrant conspiracy theories contrived on the manically right-wing network. And that dishonor is bestowed upon Fox’s Senior White Nationalist, Tucker Carlson.

Hillary Clinton

Leave it to Carlson to find the scum-slathered bottom of every issue with his smug sermonizing and deliberate disregard for facts. The latest example of his Olympic-grade assholery was presented on Monday night during a segment on the Russian war in Ukraine. Carlson took his standard position in support of Russia and its genocidal dictator, Vladimir Putin.

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However, on this occasion Carlson went even further down the rabid hole with his warped analysis of why the United States is providing aid to Ukraine. And in his perverse perspective it had nothing to do with saving lives or defending a democratic ally. Carlson ranted that (video below)

“Democrats have convinced themselves Russia stole the presidency which rightfully belonged to Hillary Clinton. And they mean it when they say it. And that’s why they are taking us to war with Russia. [..] The war in Ukraine is not about saving democracy. Please.”

WHUT? Democrats are taking the U.S. to war because “Russia stole the presidency” from Hillary Clinton? That’s the sort of unique perspective that one would expect from a schizoid street preacher on meth. Carlson asserted that “We know the Biden administration doesn’t care” about the Ukrainian people or democracy and that “Many more Ukrainian civilians will die, certainly, thanks to the Biden administration’s policies.” He continued his rant saying that…

“If you wanted to save Ukraine, its people, its infrastructure, you would push for a settlement now. You would have done it two months ago. But they’re not doing that. […] Instead, the war in Ukraine is designed to cause regime change in Moscow. They want to topple the Russian government. That would be payback for the 2016 election. So this it the logical, maybe the inevitable, end stage of “Russiagate.” Now we should have seen this coming because they said it out loud years ago. Here’s Adam Schiff from two years ago predicting it, saying it. Watch this…”

Here we have Carlson unambiguously advocating for appeasement with the Russian invaders. He seriously believes that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy should negotiate with Putin – who is murdering Ukrainian civilians – to concede part of Ukraine to Russia simply because Russia demands it. And Carlson’s claim that “the war in Ukraine is designed to cause regime change in Moscow” is utterly absurd. The war was started by Russia. So is Carlson saying that Russia designed the war to cause regime change in Russia?

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Carlson then switches gears to assert that the war is actually “payback for the 2016 election.” And his justification for that ludicrous notion comes from something he clipped from Rep. Adam Schiff’s opening remarks of the first impeachment of Donald Trump:

Schiff video: As one witness put it during our impeachment inquiry, “The United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there and we don’t have to fight Russia over here.

As usual, Carlson edited that video to remove the context. Carlson is trying to portray the motivation for American aid to Ukraine as solely based on antipathy toward Russia. But in Schiff’s unedited remarks it is apparent that the concern for Ukraine was paramount:

“Trump conditioned hundreds of millions of dollars in congressionally appropriated, taxpayer-funded military assistance for the same purpose: to apply more pressure on Ukraine’s leader to announce the investigations. This military aid, which has long enjoyed strong bipartisan support, was designed to help Ukraine defend itself from the Kremlin’s aggression. More than fifteen thousand Ukrainians have died fighting Russian forces and their proxies, and the military aid was for such essentials as sniper rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers, radar, night vision goggles and other vital support for the war effort.

Most critically, the military aid we provide Ukraine helps to protect and advance American national security interests in the region and beyond. America has an abiding interest in stemming Russian expansionism, and resisting any nation’s efforts to remake the map of Europe by dint of military force, even as we have tens of thousands of troops stationed there. Moreover, as one witness put it during our impeachment inquiry: ‘The United States aids Ukraine and her people so that they can fight Russia over there, and we don’t have to fight Russia here.'”

It’s also notable that it wasn’t just Democrats who supported aid to Ukraine. Republicans, then as now, voted to appropriate funds and military support. So that’s another reason that Carlson’s claim that Democrats plotted all of this to topple Putin doesn’t make any sense. But making sense clearly isn’t the objective of someone who claims that…

“We don’t arm Ukraine so we can help Ukrainians. They are merely unfortunate pawns in all of this. We arm Ukraine so that we can punish Russia. Why? For stealing Hillary Clinton’s coronation.”

So it’s still all about Hillary Clinton? REALLY? Notice that nowhere in Carlson’s harangue does he ever acknowledge that Russia initiated this heinous invasion against a peaceful neighbor. Or that, contrary to being pawns, Ukraine has been begging for help to fight Russia. To Carlson, just as to Trump, this is merely a negotiable difference of opinion that should be resolved by reaching a compromised settlement wherein both parties make concessions.

Never mind that it’s Putin who is the aggressor and refuses to negotiate. There is simply no way that Carlson will criticize Putin or demand that Russia cease its monstrous assault and leave Ukraine. And rather than acknowledge reality, he’s venturing even farther from it with his bizarre allegations about Hillary Clinton. Carlson is as cognitively deficient as Trump.

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UPDATE: Here is the same Carlson segment as presented on Russian state television…

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Dementia Don: Trump Can’t Recall Who He Endorsed for Senate After Bragging He Passed a Mental Test

The decaying psychological stability of Donald Trump has been evident for years. His incoherent babbling about everything from windmills causing cancer, to nuking hurricanes, to injecting bleach as a cure for COVID, is symptomatic of someone who has completely lost touch with reality. The American people recognized this during the 2020 election when a majority said that he didn’t have the mental soundness to serve And that was a Fox News poll.

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On Sunday Trump took the stage in Nebraska at his latest cult rally. This event was ostensibly to promote Charles Herbster, a Republican candidate for governor of Nebraska. Herbster received Trump’s endorsement even after the disclosure of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. Birds of a feather, and all that. But true to form, Trump couldn’t manage to stay on topic for very long.

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Trump predictably reprised his delusional assertions that the 2020 election was “rigged,” and that he had won by a landslide. But he also drifted off into a discussion about other pet candidates that he had endorsed in other states. Among them was someone named JP, or JD Mandel. Trump yammered that…

“We’ve endorsed Dr. Oz. We’ve endorsed JP, right? JD Mandel. And he’s doing great. They’re all doing good.”

The only problem with that is that there is no candidate with that name. Trump had mashed together the names of Ohio GOP senate primary candidates Josh Mandel, who Trump did not endorse, and JD Vance, who he did endorse. But with this comment he reveals that he doesn’t know who the heck he endorsed.

Ironically, this mental screw up came during the same speech wherein he sought to malign President Biden’s state of mind. That’s something that he and Fox News do frequently with blatantly distorted videos. During Trump’s rally rant he took some time out to make fun of Biden for stuttering, a speech impediment that he has had since childhood:

Trump: Just look at the video of Joe Biden trying to speak last week – very tough – to Russia and Putin. Look at this.
Biden Video: That will enhance our underlying effort to accommodate the Russian oligarchs. And make sure we take their…take their ill begotten gains. We’re gonna accommodate them. We’re gonna seize their yachts, their luxury homes, and other ill begotten gains of Putin’s kleptoc… kleptocracy…the guys who are in the kleptocracy. These are bad guys.
Trump: And it got worse, but we don’t have all afternoon. Once and for all Biden should put the question to rest by taking a cognitive test. You have to do it. And releasing the results for the entire world to see.

So Trump is, once again, referring back to one of the most humiliating episodes of his public life. Just a couple of weeks ago Trump thought it would be a good idea to remind people that he had taken a “very tough” test for dementia that required him to identify an elephant and recall five words. He bragged that he had “aced it,” a feat that he said astonished his doctors. Of course, none of that is true.

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It is a perfect example of Trump’s cognitive deficiency, as well as his hypocrisy, that he unleashed a callous and inappropriate attack on Biden’s speech impediment cloaked in a lie about his mental health, during the same speech that he revived memories of his own cerebral meltdown. And he thinks that these sort of infantile political insults will benefit whoever it is he’s trying to boost in the senate race in Ohio. But the only person this is likely to help is Tim Ryan, the Democrat that they will likely face in the general election. Thanks Donnie!

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