Category: Trump

Trump’s Claims Of Voter Fraud Undercut By Few Arizona Cases | HuffPost

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas on July 11, 2

Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election, undercutting former President Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election as his allies continue a disputed ballot review in the state’s most populous county.

Source: Trump’s Claims Of Voter Fraud Undercut By Few Arizona Cases | HuffPost

Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House | Vladimir Putin | The Guardian

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G-20 summit in Hamburg in 2017

The paper refers to “certain events” that happened during Trump’s trips to Moscow. Security council members are invited to find details in appendix five, at paragraph five, the document states. It is unclear what the appendix contains. “It is acutely necessary to use all possible force to facilitate his [Trump’s] election to the post of US president,” the paper says.

Source: Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House | Vladimir Putin | The Guardian

Trump’s ‘Stop The Steal’ Lying Lawyers Are In BIG Trouble | Crooks and Liars

Trump's 'Stop The Steal' Lying Lawyers Are In BIG Trouble

What you CAN’T do, if you are an attorney in court, is LIE to the judge. And if you bring a case to court, everything you, as an attorney, bring as evidence to the court? You’d better be sure it checks out. If you are sloppy, lazy, or lying, you can be fined, disbarred, and even jailed. Because you as an attorney are already considered “under oath” as an officer of the court. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are sloppy, lazy, liars.

Source: Trump’s ‘Stop The Steal’ Lying Lawyers Are In BIG Trouble | Crooks and Liars

There’s A New Big Lie In Town | Crooks and Liars

There's A New Big Lie In Town

Embarking on a vast propaganda campaign designed to erase one of the deadliest bouts of domestic, political terrorism in this country, Trump media and their GOP acolytes are moving quickly to peddle the next Big Lie, claiming that the January 6 insurrection never happened.At this point, there’s nothing too big for the right-wing noise machine to try to whitewash and gaslight — like the fact that a pro-Trump horde was responsible for breaking into the U.S. Capitol, attempted to disrupt the congressional vote certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory, and then chanted death threats against then-Vice President Mike Pence.Yet leading the charge on Sunday, Trump during a Fox interview called the insurrection “a lovefest between the Capitol police and the people that walked down to the Capitol” that day. He insisted the protesters were “peaceful.”

Source: There’s A New Big Lie In Town | Crooks and Liars

Trump embraces Capitol rioters, rewrites Jan. 6 history during Fox appearance | Salon.com

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spoke shortly after 2am with the presidential race against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden still too close to call. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Donald Trump used a Sunday morning appearance on Fox News to rewrite the history of Jan. 6 and speculate wildly on the identity of the officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, with almost no pushback from host Maria Bartiromo.

Source: Trump embraces Capitol rioters, rewrites Jan. 6 history during Fox appearance | Salon.com

In rare protests, thousands of Cubans take to the streets, demand ‘Freedom’

A woman shouts pro-government slogans as anti-government protesters march in Havana.

Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades, along with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as it suffers the consequences of US sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.

Source: In rare protests, thousands of Cubans take to the streets, demand ‘Freedom’

Trump Sues Facebook, Google, and Twitter: Is It All About the Grift? – Mother Jones

In objective terms, Trump’s lawsuits look weak. But this is not about him winning in a federal court. By challenging Facebook, Google, and Twitter this way, he achieves two key goals: he keeps the conspiratorial demagoguery flowing and he keeps the cash pouring in. This case isn’t about justice. It’s about fear and money—the two things that make Trump’s world go around.

Source: Trump Sues Facebook, Google, and Twitter: Is It All About the Grift? – Mother Jones

Donald Trump just accidentally told the truth about his disinformation strategy – CNNPolitics

Screenshot 2021-07-06 at 10-01-51 Analysis Donald Trump just accidentally told the truth about his disinformation strategy

if you listen to him long enough — no easy chore — Donald Trump will tell you all his secrets. Witness this line from his July 3 speech in Sarasota, Florida: “If you say it enough and keep saying it, they’ll start to believe you.”

Source: Donald Trump just accidentally told the truth about his disinformation strategy – CNNPolitics

Yes, Trump should be “thrilled” by this week’s news — indictments and all | Salon.com

President Donald J. Trump smiles while addressing delegates on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center on August 24, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The four-day event is themed "Honoring the Great American Story." (David T. Foster III-Pool/Getty Images)

he is reportedly happy about the indictments, “thrilled” they are what he thinks of as light charges, and already anticipating how the cases can be leveraged for his big comeback in 2024 because it will “hurt Sleepy Joe.” He plans to make this latest “witch hunt” a theme of his upcoming rallies and since his political career has been built upon relentless whining, which his followers eat up with a spoon, he may just be right.

Source: Yes, Trump should be “thrilled” by this week’s news — indictments and all | Salon.com

Michael Cohen says Trump’s time is up: “There’s no way anybody’s getting out of it” | Salon.com

Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, departs his Manhattan apartment for prison on May 06, 2019 in New York City. Cohen is due to report to a federal prison in Otisville, New York, where he will begin serving a three-year sentence for campaign finance violations, tax evasion and other crimes. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Michael Cohen said Thursday that all roads lead to former President Donald Trump, at least as far as the indictments handed down against his family business are concerned. Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, reacted on CNN to Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg being placed in cuffs and charged with grand larceny, among an assortment of other crimes on Thursday, marking it as a signal the walls are closing in on the former commander-in-chief.

Source: Michael Cohen says Trump’s time is up: “There’s no way anybody’s getting out of it” | Salon.com

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Why loyalty to Trump is a loser’s gamble

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From jail to death via COVID-19, Trump always leaves his followers to pay the price — yet they remain faithful

Historians rank Trump near bottom of U.S. presidents, Obama rises into top 10 | Salon.com

Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and Donald Trump (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump was ranked near the bottom of a new list by historians surveyed on who they believe the best U.S. presidents are, and received the lowest leadership grades of any commander-in-chief over the past 150 years. It was Trump’s first appearance on C-SPAN’s Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, with the one-term president ranked 41st out of America’s 45 former executives.

Source: Historians rank Trump near bottom of U.S. presidents, Obama rises into top 10 | Salon.com

‘Scores of people left early’: Trump supporters walked out of rally after his speech ‘fell flat’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

'Scores of people left early': Trump supporters walked out of rally after his speech 'fell flat'

Dozens of people walked out of a rally in Ohio over the weekend as former President Donald Trump was speaking.

Source: ‘Scores of people left early’: Trump supporters walked out of rally after his speech ‘fell flat’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

In Siccing Justice Dept. on Jimmy Kimmel and SNL, Trump Channeled worst Mideast Dictators

There isn’t any doubt that Trump would like to rule as al-Sisi does in Egypt or Khamenei does in Iran, and that his acolytes and his cheerleaders at Fox Cable News would be perfectly all right with that.

Source: In Siccing Justice Dept. on Jimmy Kimmel and SNL, Trump Channeled worst Mideast Dictators

Donald Trump and the new Lost Cause | Salon.com

Donald Trump, a painting of the Confederate army losing and the January 6, 2021 US Capitol Riot (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

They’re going to keep this up. They’ve kept up the fiction of the Lost Cause of the South’s defeat in the Civil War for more than 150 years, so why shouldn’t they keep pushing the Lost Cause of Donald Trump’s defeat in the election of 2020? The South has been enslaved by the lies they have told about the Civil War. Look at John Bell Hood! They even managed to get a United States Army base named after the man who lost more Confederate soldiers on a single day than anyone during the entire war! Why give up now? Next thing you know, they’ll be pushing to erect monuments to General Michael “Let’s have a coup!” Flynn! If they can celebrate the criminally incompetent Hood, why not the criminally pardoned Flynn? Why not rename the FBI building after Rudy “Hunter Biden! Burisma!” Giuliani? Or re-name the building housing the Department of Justice after William “What Mueller report?” Barr? Or erect a grand statue of Mitch “I forgot where I was on January 6” McConnell? Or name a federal courthouse after Sidney “I lost every election lawsuit I filed” Powell?

Source: Donald Trump and the new Lost Cause | Salon.com

Former Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Trump’s psychosis is still an “enormous danger” | Salon.com

Donald Trump (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

For at least the past five years, some of America’s and the world’s foremost mental health experts have attempted to warn the public that Donald Trump was (and is) a dire threat to public safety. Based on Trump’s public behavior and other available information, these experts warned that he appears to be a malignant narcissist, a pathological liar who is obsessed with violence, easily manipulated by praise and other ego-stroking behavior, indifferent to the suffering of other human beings, anti-social and anti-human in his values and behavior, irresponsible and impulsive and in total quite likely a sociopath or perhaps a psychopath. Collectively, these mental health experts predicted that Trump’s many apparent pathologies would lead to destruction and suffering for the American people and the world.

Source: Former Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Trump’s psychosis is still an “enormous danger” | Salon.com

Attention-Craving Egomaniac Crashes Memorial Services At Mar-a-Lago | Crooks and Liars

Attention-Craving Egomaniac Crashes Memorial Services At Mar-a-Lago

Trump’s life after the White House doesn’t resemble that of a typical ex-president so much as a foreign monarch cast into exile—like Napoleon at Elba, but with golf and a bigger buffet.

Source: Attention-Craving Egomaniac Crashes Memorial Services At Mar-a-Lago | Crooks and Liars

Opinion | Donald Trump Must Be Prosecuted for His Crimes | Thom Hartmann

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“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” Apparently, there are multiple great crimes behind the Trump fortune, stretching all the way back to his stealing most of his initial wealth from other members of his family, as his niece Mary Trump is alleging in a lawsuit.

Source: Opinion | Donald Trump Must Be Prosecuted for His Crimes | Thom Hartmann

‘Trump was an unabated crime wave’: ex-prosecutor lists the atrocities – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

'Trump was an unabated crime wave': ex-prosecutor lists the atrocities

“If he is not held accountable, Ali, if we don’t prosecute him then what we are doing is we are encouraging tomorrow’s version of Donald Trump,” he warned. “We have to prosecute today’s version of Donald Trump to send the message that we will not tolerate a run away criminal president.” Watch:

Source: ‘Trump was an unabated crime wave’: ex-prosecutor lists the atrocities – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Guess what? The Trump coup against American democracy never stopped | Salon.com

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I would like to share a public secret: Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s coup attempt was not defeated on Jan. 6. The war against American democracy continues — and is gaining momentum. All one has to do is take off one’s blinders to see it. Unfortunately, too many Americans, including the Democratic Party’s leadership, the professional smart people and other members of the country’s mainstream media and chattering class, have waited for months to acknowledge what has been happening in plain sight. Republicans have rejected any independent investigation into the events of Jan. 6. Why? Because they feel implicated, explicitly or otherwise, in supporting and collaborating with Trump’s coup attempt and the assault on the U.S. Capitol. By rejecting any efforts to properly investigate those events, Republicans are also giving permission and encouragement for similar acts of right-wing political violence and terrorism in the future. Instead of being cowed by President Biden’s victory and the events of Jan. 6, the Republican Party and Trump’s larger neofascist movement have only been further empowered in their campaign to end America’s multiracial democracy.

Source: Guess what? The Trump coup against American democracy never stopped | Salon.com

“Planned in plain sight”: Why Donald Trump makes no attempt to hide his insurrectionist plots | Salon.com

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An Insult to Democracy trying to be delicate when Trump certainly wasn’t.

On Tuesday morning, a new Senate report revealed even more of what is increasingly obvious: The January 6 Capitol insurrection was both surprisingly predictable and yet widely ignored by the people who had the power to stop it. “The U.S. Capitol Police had specific intelligence that supporters of President Donald Trump planned to mount an armed invasion of the Capitol at least two weeks before the Jan. 6 riot,” the Washington Post reports, “but a series of omissions and miscommunications kept that information from reaching front-line officers targeted by the violence.” The report itself is incredibly bureaucratic and, being bipartisan, overly delicate with the fragile feelings of Republicans who continue to support Trump despite his overt incitement of the insurrection. But the most important and remarkable aspect of the report is how it lays out that Capitol intelligence officials downplayed the threat of violence, even though, to quote the report author Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., “The attack was, quite frankly, planned in plain sight.”

Source: “Planned in plain sight”: Why Donald Trump makes no attempt to hide his insurrectionist plots | Salon.com

House Speaker Trump? A brief history of the idea | Media Matters for America

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Following former President Donald Trump’s June 4 remark that the idea of becoming speaker of the House after the 2022 midterm election is “very interesting” to him, political media has been abuzz with speculation. The idea has been making rounds in right-wing spheres in various iterations since January, when it was first championed by former White House chief strategist, election conspiracy-theorist-in-chief, and enchanted pile of dirty laundry Steve Bannon.

Source: House Speaker Trump? A brief history of the idea | Media Matters for America

Palm Beach officials prepare extradition plans ahead of possible Trump indictment: report | Salon.com

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Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Florida, have discussed contingency plans in the former President Donald Trump is indicted on criminal charges, according to Politico. Officers have “actively prepared” for the possibility that Trump is indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, according to the report. Vance has led a years-long probe into Trump and his businesses. Officials have discussed potential “thorny extradition issues” if Vance indicts Trump, who currently lives at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.

Source: Palm Beach officials prepare extradition plans ahead of possible Trump indictment: report | Salon.com

   Artwork for Inside "Captain Chaos" with Michael Cohen

Inside “Captain Chaos” with Michael Cohen

Apr 8, 2021

Host Reed Galen is joined by Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to Donald Trump. Galen and Cohen discuss 45’s pending litigation, how ingrained the former president continues to be in the Republican party, and how Trump completely blundered the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, will Donald Trump run for president in 2024?


Legal scholar Jennifer Taub on Trump as a symptom of America’s massive inequality | Salon.com

https://mediaproxy.salon.com/width/1200/https://media.salon.com/2021/04/rich-man-money-pocket-suit-bribe-0405211.jpgFor example, when people are not paying what is legally required of them it means that someone else is not getting help recovering from their drug addictions, so instead they turn to crime. It means that the roads and bridges are not safe. It means that kids do not have access to preschool. Because the rich are not paying the taxes they owe and otherwise hiding income, it means that they are a de facto criminal class. The 1 percent are literally becoming wealthier and more powerful from criminal behavior. They use their influence to change the laws so that they pay fewer taxes, and this includes underfunding the IRS.

Source: Legal scholar Jennifer Taub on Trump as a symptom of America’s massive inequality | Salon.com

How Sidney Powell ‘Clowned’ Right-wing Media and Led Them down a Dark Rabbit Hole — Ending in Legal Peril | The Smirking Chimp

Ted Boutrous, a constitutional law expert, told CNN, “The 1st Amendment provides strong protections for statements of opinion, but what Dominion is pointing to is the fact that Ms. Powell was declaring that she had evidence of this fraud and this election malfeasance and she was declaring that as a matter of fact. The 1st Amendment doesn’t protect knowingly false statements of fact.”

How Sidney Powell ‘Clowned’ Right-wing Media and Led Them down a Dark Rabbit Hole — Ending in Legal Peril | The Smirking Chimp

Trump tries to defend Capitol rioters on Fox News, gets shut down by Laura Ingraham | Salon.com

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Orsen Wells convinced America that there was an alien attack happening

Trump appeared entirely convinced that the insurrection was mostly peaceful and fun-loving, only briefly clarifying to Fox News host Laura Ingraham that the rioters who breached the building “shouldn’t have done it.” He railed against law enforcement for “persecuting” the rioters, arguing that “some of them went in and they’re, they’re hugging and kissing the police and the guards.”

Trump tries to defend Capitol rioters on Fox News, gets shut down by Laura Ingraham | Salon.com

Pro-Trump lawyer says ‘no reasonable person’ would believe her election lies | US news | The Guardian

Sidney Powell in Alpharetta, Georgia, on 2 December 2020.

A key member of the legal team that sought to steal the 2020 election for Donald Trump is defending herself against a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit by arguing that “no reasonable person” could have mistaken her wild claims about election fraud last November as statements of fact.

Pro-Trump lawyer says ‘no reasonable person’ would believe her election lies | US news | The Guardian

Will Trump Ever See the World Through Iron Bars? | The Smirking Chimp

Too Old for Jail But Not Too Old for President in 2024

The sheer numerical immensity of Trump’s explosive crimes, from those once much covered to those now mentioned only in passing, still staggers. The latest is this nitroglycerin of a story, which, it seems to me — have I been out of touch? — somehow barely made it into the passingly mentioned file.

Will Trump Ever See the World Through Iron Bars? | The Smirking Chimp

Time to see Trump as a normal politician: grubby, grasping, corrupt and banal | Salon.com

Time to see Trump as a normal politician: grubby, grasping, corrupt and banal | Salon.com
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Trump didn’t drain the swamp. He filled it up and fleeced it. This is what ordinary, corrupt, greedy politicians do. They come up with ways to use the business of politics to fill their own pockets. Trump was never a good businessman. He wasn’t a good politician either. He was always just a cheap crook like the rest of them.

Time to see Trump as a normal politician: grubby, grasping, corrupt and banal | Salon.com

The Prosecutors Cometh | The Smirking Chimp

Were I Trump’s Lawyer For The Day, I’d advise him to purchase a first-class ticket to Botswana or Brunei, neither of which has an extradition treaty with the United States. Because things are getting pretty ugly for him in New York.

The Prosecutors Cometh | The Smirking Chimp

Trump plans ‘tectonic plate shift’ return to social media despite being blocked by almost every site | The Independent

Trump ‘sent cease and desist’ letter to stop RNC from using his name

An adviser to former President Donald Trump has hinted at his return to social media in a new podcast, describing the alleged comeback in the most Trumpian of ways, saying: “It will be a tectonic plate shift in the world of social media, because anything that he touches is going to be big.”

Trump plans ‘tectonic plate shift’ return to social media despite being blocked by almost every site | The Independent

Why the political Right wants to see Trump back in the White House

Now that Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2024, it is worth asking what he achieved for the political Right during his term in office and whether this record of achievement, in itself, would justify the support he has received.

Why the political Right wants to see Trump back in the White House

Self-Proclaimed Billionaire Trump Now Begging Small-Dollar Donors For Money | HuffPost Australia

Former President Donald Trump appealed to small-dollar donors to send him cash during his speech at the...
Begging for Chump Change

The lies Trump told at CPAC about the election and his record were not new, but his request for supporters to give money to his new political committee was a first.

Self-Proclaimed Billionaire Trump Now Begging Small-Dollar Donors For Money | HuffPost Australia