Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Trump Confesses: I Totally Lied About Having Tapes

ABC News reports: Despite his foreboding warning in the aftermath of James Comey’s dismissal in May, President Donald Trump does not have tapes of his conversations with the former FBI director, he tweeted Thursday. In May, three days after Comey’s firing, Trump wrote: “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to …

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Trump Mocks Democrats Over Ossoff’s Loss

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump slammed the Democratic Party Wednesday morning for what he described as a failure to work with Republicans in Congress. Trump late Tuesday also mocked Democrats for losing five special elections since he was elected president. On Tuesday night, Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Will this be Sean Spicer’s final briefing? After yesterday’s flurry of reports, many are surprised that this one is even happening. CNBC reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, his first on camera in more than a week. It comes after reports that the White House is considering moving Spicer out of the …

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Steve Bannon Explains Why White House Press Briefings Are Now Off-Camera: “Sean Got Fatter”

The Atlantic reports: Instead of canceling them entirely, the White House has appeared to embrace a different strategy: simply downgrading them bit by bit, from “briefings” to “gaggles,” and from on-camera to off-camera. Guidance for the briefings have begun to include a note that audio from them cannot be used. Additionally, though Trump has held short press conferences when foreign …

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No More White House Press Briefings From Sean Spicer, He’s Now Interviewing Candidates To Replace Him

Politico reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer is leading a search for his own replacement at the briefing room podium as part of a larger plan to shake up the White House communications operations, according to two people with knowledge of the effort. Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reached out to Fox News …

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CNN’s Jim Acosta: Sean Spicer Is “Useless” [VIDEO]

The right wing Daily Caller reports: CNN’s Jim Acosta is incredibly frustrated with the communications team in Trump’s White House, arguing on Monday that the non-answers, off-camera briefings, and stonewalling does a disservice to the American people. On Monday, press secretary Sean Spicer opted to hold a press gaggle off-camera with no audio, leaving correspondents to work only with transcripts. …

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REPORT: Trump Is Screaming At Televisions Again

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia’s election meddling. He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency. Trump advisers and confidants describe …

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Kellyanne Conway: If I Were Shot And Killed Tomorrow, Half Of Twitter Would Explode In Applause [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning, and was quick to link media coverage of President Donald Trump to the shooting at a House GOP baseball practice that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise and four others. After delivering those comments — with the incendiary rhetoric dialed up to 11 — Conway noted that since the tragedy there …

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Trump Finally Admits He Is Being Investigated

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump confirmed Friday morning he is under investigation over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” he said on his Twitter account. News surfaced this week that Trump is being investigated for …

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Mike Pence Lawyers Up Over Russia Probe, Lawyer’s Firm Boasts Of “Extensive Experience” With Russia

CNN reports: Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. The lawyer, Richard Cullen, is a former Virginia attorney general and a former US attorney for the eastern district of Virginia. Pence interviewed several lawyers before selecting Cullen, who is based …

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Trump Brags About His Social Media Followers

The Hill reports: President Trump assailed the ongoing probes of Russia’s role in the 2016 election on Friday, blasting Congress and the Justice Department for continuing the investigations despite not presenting “any proof” of collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin. Reports emerged this week that the government’s probe of last year’s election has expanded to included possible obstruction of …

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NEW YORK: Trump Appoints Eric Trump’s Wedding Planner To Run HUD, No Experience And Fake Degree

The New York Daily News reports: She’s arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, served as the liaison to the Trump family during his presidential campaign, and even arranged Eric Trump’s wedding. Now President Trump has appointed longtime loyalist Lynne Patton — who has zero housing experience and claims a law degree the school says she never earned — to run …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: I Totally Can’t Talk About The President’s Tweets Because I’m Not The President

Raw Story reports: White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday that she was forbidden from discussing things that President Donald Trump has written on Twitter. In a tweet on Thursday morning, Trump accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of conducting a “witch hunt” after news reports suggested that the president may be under investigation for obstruction of …

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Trump Admits House-Approved Trumpcare Bill Is “Mean” (But Was Still Totally Worth That Rose Garden Party)

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill is “mean” and urged them to craft a version that is “more generous,” congressional sources said. The president’s comments, at a White House lunch with 15 GOP senators, came as Senate Republican leaders’ attempts to write their own health care package have been …

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Jeff Sessions Thanks Sen. Tom Cotton For Friendly Questions About Spy Novels And James Bond [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s testimony has been marked by some heated moments, including tense debates over whether he is “stonewalling” the committee. And then came Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas. The first-term senator opened by suggesting Democrats on the committee were going down “rabbit trails,” invoked the novels of John le Carré and the James …

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LIVE VIDEO: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Panel

CNN reports: All eyes will be on Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he testifies before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday. The hearing will be focused on Sessions’ involvement in the Trump campaign and his meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US. This will be the first time Sessions has testified before Congress since he recused himself …

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Trump Accuses Former AG Loretta Lynch Of “Totally Illegal” Actions, Demands Apology From Media

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump criticized former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday morning, saying Lynch’s actions during her time leading the Justice Department were “totally illegal.” Trump appeared to be referencing a revelation from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. During the hearing, Comey said Lynch asked him to refer to …

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GLORIOUS LEADER: Trump Forces Cabinet Members And Senior Staffers To Praise Him On Camera [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: All hail President Trump — says Trump. The President of the United States on Monday made everyone at a meeting of cabinet members and senior staff go around the table and praise him on camera — a self -indulgence that drew immediate mockery on social media and from Chuck Schumer. At the White House …

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House Democrat Intros Article Of Impeachment: Trump Has Caused Manifest Injury To The American People

The Hill reports: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) unveiled a proposed article of impeachment Monday against President Trump for allegedly obstructing justice in a federal investigation. The legislative text argues that Trump’s alleged attempts to pressure since-fired FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency’s investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn amounts to obstruction of justice. “In …

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John McCain: America Was Better Off Under Obama

File this under “DUH.” The Guardian reports: Senator John McCain, a prominent Republican voice on foreign policy, was visibly irked when asked by the Guardian what message Trump had sent to the United Kingdom, one of America’s most enduring allies. “What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain said, while adding …

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