Trump demonstrates utter contempt for justice in commuting Roger Stone’s sentence

That Trump pardons people who commit fraud, conspiracy, and obstruction is only fitting — since Donald Trump has already paid a $2 million fine for fraudulent use of his charity, and a $25 million settlement over his fraudulent university. Trump has been sued at least five times for breach of contract, and hundreds of times for nonpayment. Fraud … is just what he does for a living.

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Trump’s attempt to play off Russian bounties as a ‘hoax’ is crumbling in the face of more details

Trump continues to proclaim it “a hoax” that “didn’t rise to the occasion.” But at this point, there are briefings that go back over a year, detective work that put together the way money was making it from Russia to the Taliban, raids and arrests that happened six months ago, and tactical changes to Afghan operations made in the knowledge of Russian actions.

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House Judiciary committee hearing confronts Barr’s politicization of the DOJ

Barr’s handling of the Justice Department may be unprecedented, but so is the Republican reaction. Republicans in both the House and Senate have been protective of Barr and Trump’s ability to turn the DOJ into an extension of Trump’s personal legal team and to overlook its use as a political tool—just as they’ve defended Trump’s right to use pardons to reward friends with protection from absolutely justified convictions. 

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Trump’s worst nightmare comes true—humiliated with a partially empty arena for comeback speech

The Trump campaign had also set-up a large outdoor viewing area and told reporters Trump would be out to speak to the overflow crowd in person. Here’s that area around 30 minutes before Trump’s speech.

Ooooooooof. I mean, what if you threw a party and nobody came? 

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Trump administration blocks release of CDC guidelines for reopening safely

A “person close to the White House’s coronavirus task force” told the AP that releasing detailed guidance for opening specific areas of the economy is a “slippery slope,” supposedly because different areas of the country are affected differently by coronavirus. But the science isn’t different from place to place, even if the infection levels are.

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