Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Tuesday Open Thread | Steve Schmidt: There is blood on Trump’s hands

After the death of 58 Palestinian protesters, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt says Trump is using incitement to shore up his base — consequences be damned. “He destabilized the region with not having any clue what he is doing.”

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Trump and Michael Cohen had knowledge of allegations against Eric Schneiderman

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was informed about allegations of sexual misconduct by then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman around 2013, according to a letter filed in Manhattan federal court on Friday. An attorney, Peter Gleason, submitted a letter … Continue reading

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Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen for Stormy Daniels settlement

In a television interview that appeared to contradict President Donald Trump’s prior statements, Trump’s new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Wednesday night that Trump had repaid Michael Cohen for the $130,000 he facilitated to Stormy Daniels in 2016. “It’s not campaign … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Key Russian involved in Trump Tower meeting revealed to be an “informant”

Key Russian involved in Trump Tower meeting revealed to be an "informant" – @RichardEngel reports: pic.twitter.com/28ByrRfNMS — TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) April 27, 2018

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Thursday Open Thread | Comey: I’m “embarrassed and ashamed” by the Republican party

Former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he’s “embarrassed and ashamed” by the Republican Party, arguing the party is willing to sacrifice its values to earn legislative wins. Comey said he was first attracted to the Republican Party because it … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Robert Mueller’s sealed indictments

Finally. We were wondering when the mainstream conversation would finally get there. The topic, of course, is Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his sealed indictments. Politico addressed the topic yesterday, pointing out that Mueller can obtain sealed indictments against a … Continue reading

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FBI raided the office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

The FBI’s raid today of Michael Cohen’s office and residence was a big enough deal on its face that it’s sent shockwaves across the landscape. Cohen is arguably closer to Donald Trump than anyone outside of Trump’s own family, meaning … Continue reading

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