Only modus operandi of Trumpsters is to bully their way through any real inquiry with disparagement and slogans they want to take the bat and ball and own it completely (ODT)
The House Judiciary Committee will question Richard Nixon’s former White House counsel John Dean during today’s hearing on the Mueller report.
Dean was an instrumental figure in the impeachment of Richard Nixon, and the Democrats feel he can give the proper context to Donald Trump’s actions outlined in the Mueller report.
Donald Trump fumed in a Tweet:
So as usual, Fox News made sure to put on guests that would trash his rivals’ reputation thoroughly.
On America’s Newsroom, co-host Bill Hemmer introduced the Washington Examiner’s Hugo Gurdon to do the honors.
Hemmer said, “John Dean is a star witness Hugo, how about that?”
Gurdon said, “You know, we wrote in the “Washington Examiner” editorial this morning that this is one of the signs that the Democratic investigations into the House have descended from drama into farce.”
He continued, “If John Dean is your star witness and he’s the lead-off batter, it shows how bad things will get. He was described as a master manipulator in the Watergate scandal. He’s a felon and he’s been disbarred. His only role these days is to be a sort of house trained poodle for the Democrats.”
Trump’s childish mockery of his rivals is the norm now for all Republicans.
The current mid-term election cycle is making it even harder to ignore how far unabashed racists’ and white nationalists’ attempts to enter politics have come.
Trump and his cronies are absolutely guilty of legitimizing, normalizing, and fueling white supremacy, white nationalism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and anti-Semitism, all of which invariably lead to abhorent violence, the likes of which we saw in Pittsburgh this weekend.
We must fight those things, those people, and their ideas as if our societies and our futures depend on it. They do.
Fox News and much of the conservative media slipped into messiah mode coverage this week when news broke that Carrier, the air conditioner giant, has additional tax incentives that convinced Carrier to keep the jobs in Indiana, not being “strong-armed” by Trump.)Trump’s cheerleader-in-chief Sean Hannity was just gobsmack