Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. charges – NBC News

A couple of things here.

I guess I may have been one of the people that was spied on. I have been very very critical of the crown Prince MBS who ordered the murder of Washington Post reporter an American resident khashoggi. This murder was allegedly greenlit by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. This is indicative of why the United States of America should not be in bed with Saudi Arabia. they no longer hold oil over our heads so why are we still so close to a regime that murders and tortures there citizenry. One can be stoned by the Saudi regime for being gay. I always thought being stoned was people throwing rocks at you. Nope that’s not it. They dig a pit they put you in it and they slowly lower weights on top of you slowly crushing you to death. This is the government that we are friendly with.

Sure governments, even friendly ones, spy on each other. But using spies within an organization like Twitter to get information on Americans, individual American citizens is beyond the pale.

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for ‘crass and offensive’ remark – NBC news

I’m with Bill Maher here. Enough is enough snowflakes! Why don’t commentators on the right ever apologize for the lies that they spew.

Mika Brzezinski called it like it is. You ignore the death of add American residents, a man who wrote for one of the nation’s leading newspapers, a man who wrote an English so that we can understand, then you are exactly what she said the buttboy of a wannabe dictator secretary pompeo.

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Mike Pence and the Trump administration’s complicity in downplaying Russian election interference – Washington Post

Each time I hear someone say they want Trump impeached I think about a president Pence and then I realize that he is as complicit As Trump. He will go down with Trump. He was in charge of the transition when they fired unceremoniously Chris Christie when he was no longer needed. These are dogs and they will fight each other and they will go down. I have no respect for them.

The concept that the president of the United States is the president of all the people seems to have been lost on the Trump Administration. He only speaks to his base and Pence is complicit. Let us not ever forget that Pence is complicit.

China did not want Trump to be president, Mister Pence, it was Russia.

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Trump feels angry, unprotected amid mounting crises – Washington Post

This reminds me of the scene in a movie when the accused murderer has been sentenced and he or she starts crying knowing that their fate has been sealed. Sure, he can use the power of the presidency to unclassified documents for his Russian overlords. He can claim that he has no Attorney General. He can put up obstacles throughout the investigation. You can have a clown of an attorney talkin on television nonsense including saying things like the truth isn’t the truth. He can appoint to the Supreme Court a man completely unfit, who believes in an imperial presidency. All this is not going to and the fact that at the end of the day he is going to be in deep trouble. And it’s a trouble of his own making. Perhaps he never thought he was going to be president. Perhaps he believed the polls. Sure now he goes on and on about his miraculous and legendary victory. But in fact he stole the election. He cheated. Do we need to say anything more than to quote him when he said in a speech during the campaign, Russia if you’re listening Please Release Hillary Clinton’s emails.

I can’t wait till this nightmare, of the tangerine color is out of our Lives. The sooner the better. And don’t think that Mike Pence is in better shape, in fact he was in charge of the transition and therefore had to know everything that was going on. perhaps the American people finally figure out that the Republicans don’t have their best interest on their mind and its current configuration. It’s time to vote them out of office and truly get back to the normal order of business. I just hope that this man does not take the country down with him.

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President Trump listens to Polish President Andrzej Duda speak during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on Sept. 18, 2018. (Calla Kessler/The Washington Post)

Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency – Washington Post

I believe the country is going through a nervous breakdown with this presidency. I wake up every morning to see what has happened to our country. Whether or not we are going to war or some important social program has been gutted. This man is frenetic and has no concept of how to run a government or a country and should not be in that office.

And then there’s the corruption. Not the corruption that that one conjures up for example bribery. I’m talking about the corruption of dumping 40000 documents on the lap of the opposition party the night before the hearing for a supreme court nominee. The corruption that the legislative branch has given up all power to the Executive Branch. The corruption of trying to make the judicial branch a reflection of the Republican mindset.

People say that this coming election is the election of our lifetime and they are correct.

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Not just misleading. Not merely false. A lie. – Washington Post

Watching the post-apocalyptic White House and it’s inability to handle the new shoes that came out yesterday it seems like there is no one in the White House that knows what they’re doing. Sarah Huckabee Sanders today repeated over and over and over again the same untruth, misleading information, lies. Fox News had what can be best described as a softball interview with Trump today for their Morning Show in the morning. He lied and gave misinformation over and over again.

I don’t know how he sees himself regarding President Obama. But President Obama sure has made an impression on Trump. I want to get one thing factually straight here. President Obama in 2008 had individuals who gave recurring monthly donations and some of these donations went above the$2, 700 limit. In those days in 2008 and 2009 when President Obama was given the reins early for the economy to be turned around and to save millions and millions of jobs if not to save us from a depression it took a while for his campaign to reimburse everyone for their / donations. But President Obama did not hide the fact, as if, that he had had sex with pornstars and Playboy models while his wife was pregnant. President Obama did not then pay his fixer to pay hush money to these women. President Obama didn’t none of this and he did not have 2 give a false contract to Karen McDougal. No President Obama but yet Donald Trump wants us to believe that he and President Obama are the same. As if…

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The Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler explains why he’s labeling President Trump’s claims about Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels “a lie.” (Monica Akhtar, Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)

Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists – Washington Post

Bill Maher’s does this bit where he says that he’s not sure that it’s a fact but he knows that it’s true and I will emulate him and saying I’m not sure it’s a fact that I know it’s true that if you fired all the white nationalist in the White House we wouldn’t have a President anymore.

With all the rhetoric of hate being spewed from this White House what did this man do to get fired? And why do we still have this president?

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There’s a big tell in Trump’s latest defense of Donald Jr. – Washington Post

I have a couple of things to say here. First and foremost, ignorance of the law does not excuse you from the law. The defense that is being melted for Donald Trump Jr is that he didn’t know it was against the law to get opposition research from a foreign country. I am not a politician but if a foreign adversary came to me while I was running a campaign the first thought would be to go to the FBI and not to say I love it. They keep saying that collusion is not a crime. Yes there is no statute that uses the word collusion. But collusion describes a series of events that lead to getting into a crime.

But what’s more telling is the fact that this President is seemingly throwing his son under the bus. the reason that Rudy Giuliani doesn’t want Trump to have an interview with the special counsel is because he knows he’s going to lie. This tweet clearly states that he knew nothing about it but we know that this man is a stickler for details and would not have had a meeting during his campaign that he did not know about of this importance.Granted he has the pardon power and granted his supporters will forgive anything from this president but unfortunately for this President his hardcore supporters are about 30 to 35% of the population, not enough to win an election.

As an aside, it’s ironic how all of these Republicans who I could not stomach listening to, including Ruth Marcus, have now come out against this president. It is heartening that they understand the country security is more important than anyone presidency. I just wish members of Congress that have an R next to their name would grow a spine and start defending our country and The Oaf they swore. unfortunately, I believe the prospect of the elimination of the capital gains tax is more important to them then our country’s security. Capitals gains tax is levied on mostly very rich people and that’s their donor base.

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Russian firm indicted in special counsel probe cites Kavanaugh decision to argue that charge should be dismissed – WashPost

Of course the the Supreme Court choice of trump once nothing more than to have the special counsel disappear. So it makes all the sense in the world that the accused Russians involved our siding Supreme Court nominee Kavanagh in their bid to get out of the crimes they committed. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh would be a blight on our judicial system and would remove rights from minorities, immigrants, lgbtq, pro-choice and the list goes on and on.

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Fox’s Cavuto to Trump: ‘That’s your stink. Mr. President, that’s your swamp.’ – Washington Post

I can hear all the naysayers already telling me is just one person on Fox News. It’s how a dam brakes, first there’s a crack and then a small Trickle and then it breaks open. I have watched this movie once before and it was called Nixon in Watergate. I heard all the pundits tell me that the Republican Party would never turn against him. Until they turned against him. And this Republican party will turn against this President once they get a decided loss in the midterms.

So yes, it’s only one Fox News host who has the gumption to speak out the truth but even if 1/10 of that audience believes it it’s a beginning and eventually the dam will break.

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Neil Cavuto criticized President Trump in his Fox News show May 3 after Rudolph W. Giuliani said Trump reimbursed his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels. (Allie Caren/The Washington Post)