Category: congress

Bolton's book: So what?

Everyone except the most diehard Trump supporters acknowledges that the president tried to get Ukraine to investigate possible wrong-doing by Joe Biden.  That former national security adviser John Bolton  reportedly claims in a new book that Trump wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it committed to investigate  Democratic rival Joe Biden isn’t startling. The... Read more »

UPDATE: AP's vacuous coverage of the Trump trial

The Associated Press press wrote a “fact check” on Trump’s tweets about reports of John Bolton assertions in his books about the president instructing him to hold up aid to Ukraine. The AP’s analysts appeared in many media outlets, calling Trump’s claims “misstatements,” “false accounts” and so forth. Well and good. But where was the... Read more »

Call every witness in the Trump Senate trial

Truth is, Trump’s actions are borderline, deserving full and open debate. Successfully preventing any witness from something important to say will further corrode public trust in an already seriously wounded stewardship. Trump’s former national security advisor, John Bolton? Of course. His testimony wouldn’t be hearsay; he can reveal exactly what Trump had told him to do. Democrats... Read more »

What Pelosi left out of the freaky solemn march of impeachment articles to the Senate

Clearly something was missing in that goofy, somber march of Democrats carrying the impeachment articles to the Senate. In a risible attempt to lend dignity and gravity to a hocked-up stage-show, the cordon of long-faced Democrats filed through the roped-off  Capitol Rotunda instead created a lasting and laughable video of self-conscious performers fully aware of how ridiculous they appear.... Read more »

Is anyone left who's open-minded about the Trump impeachment

Or who think that both sides are pathetic and cockeyed? A pox on both sides. After years of impeachment talk, everyone seems to have picked a side. A PR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll asked, “Based on what you know at this point, do you support or oppose the impeachment of President Trump?” The results: Forty seven percent of those polled supported impeachment... Read more »

"The gentleman will suspend"

Every presidential scandal/crisis creates memorable words that enter history. For Nixon they were, “I am not a crook” and “What did the president know and when did he know it?” For Bill Clinton, they were “I did not have sex with that woman.” In the Donald Trump impeachment battle, it perhaps will be a little... Read more »

Mueller's flimsy impeachment case against Trump for obstruction

Having utterly failed to find evidence that Donald Trump or his team (or anyone else) colluded with Russia to throw the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton, his critics now focus on nailing the president for obstructing justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in Volume II went well beyond his mandate to investigate collusion. In addition, he transparently invited Congress... Read more »

Partisan judge rules citizenship question off 2020 census

Manhattan and Obama-appointd Federal Judge Jesse M. Furman took 277 pages to justify tossing a planned citizenship question off the 2020 census. He needed more space. His ruling was riven with double-speak, contorted logic and, worse, partisanship so extreme that it sounded like a campaign speech. I’m not a lawyer, but I can smell the odor of a bent-over-backwards... Read more »

Planned Parenthood is just another rich special interest group trying to buy the mid-term elections

Who’s that? The biggest spender in this election cycle is the Las Vegas Sands ( mogul Sheldon Adelson) who is giving Republicans and conservatives 100 percent of the  $56.7 million its pouring into political campaigns. Fie! Never mind that coming in third, is Tom Steyer‘s total contribution of $50.2 million, all of it going to Democrats and liberals. Well, you’d... Read more »

Questions about Christine Blasey Ford's second "front door"

Here’s more evidence that Christine Blasey Ford is making it up when she talks about being afraid that Brett Kavanaugh could have killed her and that he tried to rape her. Christine Blasey Ford passionately described her need for a “second front door” to her home because she was so traumatized by the alleged attack... Read more »