’15 people’ has become 200,000 American deaths—and Trump continues to praise himself for it

As 60,000 deaths came and went, Trump revised the numbers up haphazardly, choosing 65,000, or 70,000, or 75,000, as his own new estimates; after deaths soared past all of those milestones in the span of a single week in May—the same week he began a loud push for state “reopenings”—he revised upward again, to 100,000 or so.

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Mueller prosecutor says special counsel ‘could have done more’ to hold Trump accountable

In an explosive tell-all that offers the most detailed account yet of what happened behind the scenes during Mueller’s two-year investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Andrew Weissmann writes of his frustration that the special counsel failed to subpoena the president and otherwise pulled punches for fear of incurring Trump’s wrath.

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Whistleblower reveals officials considered using ‘heat ray’ to broil protesters in Lafayette Square

In the emails shared by DeMarco, military police sought to get their hands on the heat ray because it “can provide our troops a capacity they currently do not have, the ability to reach out and engage potential adversaries at distances well beyond small arms range, and in a safe, effective, and nonlethal manner.”

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In 2 minutes flat, CNN’s fact checker dismantled nearly ever Trump town hall talking point

We all know Trump is a liar and that his lies are seemingly so transparent it is mind-numbing to watch millions of people continue to show their support for him. Daniel Dale has a great ability to really speak fast and thus perform the level of bullshit this current white supremacist in chief is shoveling out into the public sphere any chance he gets.

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Malcolm Nance: Donald Trump’s Talk Of 3rd Term Is A Serious Threat

In an interview about the president’s “dictatorial impulse” on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” host Joy Reid called Trump a “baby Putin.” She asked Nance whether Trump’s grandiosity should be taken seriously.

Nance answered in the affirmative and addressed the president’s comments in Minden, Nevada, that he would “negotiate” to run again in 2024 because he was “entitled” to another four years, defying the Constitution.

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