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July 1st, 2022 - 1:15 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

A very brief primer on hearsay

After Cassidy Hutchinson’s sensational testimony on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Trump and his defenders badly want to discredit her, and they’re throwing everything they can think of at the wall, hoping something will stick. “One of the common themes of the smear campaign [against her][...]

June 30th, 2022 - 9:43 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Witness tampering is what criminals do

When someone mentions witness tampering, I think of Mafia hoods bribing or threatening witnesses, or, in Russia, Putin’s goons killing them and dumping their bodies in the river that flowing through Moscow. It looks like Trump’s gang has joined the party. Cassidy Hutchinson, who testifie[...]

June 30th, 2022 - 5:50 pm § in Donald Trump

Could Secret Service official who disputed limo testimony pass a lie detector test?

Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to Trump’s chief of staff, testified that Trump wanted to go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and when his Secret Service escort told him they were taking him to the White House, he tried to grab the driver and wheel. This was immediately disputed by Tony Ornato, [...]

June 29th, 2022 - 2:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Who is Cassidy Hutchison?

Besides the witness who shredded the last remnants of whatever illusions of respectability and legality still clung to the Trump gang of seditionists who tried to violently overthrow our government? She’s not a lawyer. Not a Democrat agent, either. Hutchison (bio here) is 25 years old. SheR[...]

June 28th, 2022 - 7:00 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Why should anyone take Fox seriously?

Parsing today’s dramatic Jan. 6 testimony, Fox News commentator Martha MacCallum remarked (story here), “I’m not sure that it really shocks anybody that the president, just knowing what we’ve seen, observing him over the years if he got angry, that he might throw his lunch.” While [...]

June 25th, 2022 - 5:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Are the Jan. 6 hearings having any impact?

The public hearings by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot aren’t over, they’re just taking a break until after July 4. These hearings have already revealed that Trump was at the center of a wide-ranging conspiracy to overthrow our government that culminated in the violent[...]

June 20th, 2022 - 4:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Kevin McCarthy is a lousy chess player

There’s no chance Kevin McCarthy, GOP House leader, deliberately sabotaged his own party; so let’s take that explanation off the table right away. He’s just a lousy chess player. As an MSNBC journalist explains (here), when McCarthy “dispatched a trusted ally … to nego[...]

June 19th, 2022 - 12:00 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Daring to call it treason

John A. Stormer, a prominent anti-communist crusader of the Goldwater era, published a screed titled “None Dare Call It Treason” that was wildly popular in rightwing circles (details here). The book’s title and contents implied America was losing the Cold War because its liberal el[...]

June 18th, 2022 - 11:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Why Trump might have wanted the mob to kill Pence

It’s well known Trump was furious with Pence for not cooperating with a scheme to overturn the election, which involved Pence refusing certify electoral votes of key states. This would have either allowed the House to overturn the election, or GOP-controlled legislatures in states Biden won to[...]

June 18th, 2022 - 5:09 pm § in Humor, Hypocrisy, News Media, Politics

What Tucker Carlson thinks an “insurrection” is

After noting that, “Several crew members filming a comedy segment at the U.S. Capitol for ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ were charged with unlawful entry earlier this week,” Huffington Post says Tucker Carlson claimed on his show, “Last night, producers from Steph[...]