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Can Trump get through his trip without a disaster?

The Post reports: President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia — the first stop on his first overseas trip, beginning Friday — is designed to solidify what the administration envisions as its premier partnership in the Arab and Muslim world, effectively anointing the kingdom as Islam’s political as well as religious leader. During two full days […]

GOP agenda was already stalled, markets only found out this week

Sometimes the markets are ahead of the political indicators and sometimes they trail. In the last week, however, financial markets seem to have adjusted to the new political reality of a president under siege much quicker than have the political players, who remain in a state of denial about President Trump’s and the GOP’s ability […]

Watching the downfall of a generation of Washington Republicans

President Trump, we have noted, has not only disgraced himself but also besmirched the reputations of everyone from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to son-in-law Jared Kushner for their complicity in a dark comedy of deceit and self-created debacles. A debate now rages over whether Vice President Pence is a liar or a dupe. CNN reported […]

The stench of a corrupt president wafts into Virginia and beyond

The non-stop bombshell stories regarding President Trump’s collapsing presidency tend to blot out smaller events, which at any other time might be seen as significant breaches of  ethics rules and constitutional restrictions on the president. This week we saw two cases in this category. WAMU radio reported that on Wednesday night press secretary Sean Spicer […]

Morning Bits

So why did he agree to write a memo with a fake excuse? “Rod Rosenstein already knew James Comey was going to be fired as FBI director when he wrote the three-page memo that the White House would later assert had sealed Comey’s fate, multiple senators said Thursday as they left a highly-anticipated briefing with the […]

Trump is ruining the careers and reputations of his family and closest staffers

President Trump rants about leaks. He now complains that the special prosecutor is on a “witch hunt,” less than 24 hours after a statement declaring that the investigation would exonerate him. (“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and […]

Trump coddled a thuggish regime. Was its violence any surprise?

The Post reported on the follow-up to the violence involving protesters and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail, which “prompted outrage by local and U.S. officials who accused the guards of using violence to quell what had been a peaceful demonstration in Northwest Washington.” Two arrests have been made, and D.C. police are “pursuing […]

The blundering Trump is — yikes — headed abroad

It’s no exaggeration to say that President Trump and his presidency are melting down. A string of horrendous, self-inflicted errors has consumed the White House, devoured his presidency and sent him into fits of rage. No one but he is responsible for: Hiring a national security adviser despite knowing that he was under investigation; Waiting […]

The more we learn about Russia connections, the worse it looks for all Republicans

The Russia scandal enveloping the White House poses an existential threat to the White House and more broadly to the GOP. The Post’s latest bombshell shows just how cavalier Republicans were about handing the party and the country over to someone with inexplicable affection for an enemy of the United States. The Post reports: A […]

Paul Ryan and House GOP are in denial as inferno engulfs White House

Despite the appointment of a special counsel, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) still refuses to authorize a select committee or special commission. Asked whether he has confidence in the president, he declared, “I do.” That’s an apt phrase at a time his political marriage of convenience with President Trump is threatening to come apart […]

Roger Ailes leaves behind a much-diminished Fox News

Roger Ailes, 77, the founding father of Fox News, has died. His decades-long run at Fox ended last year with his resignation, the first of several ousters from the network resulting from widespread accusations of sexual harassment and numerous settlements of claims brought by former Fox female employees. With the departure of stars such as […]

Morning BIts

Remember when President Trump bragged about the stock market? “Stocks, the U.S. dollar and government bond yields slid as investors pulled back from bets on the swift passage of President Donald Trump’s agenda. Wagers that his policies would boost growth and inflation have been unwinding for months, but those moves accelerated Wednesday. In one of the clearest […]

With Mueller as the special prosecutor, the White House has every reason to panic

The Post reports: The Justice Department has decided to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Trump associates and Russian officials seeking to meddle in last year’s election, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Robert Mueller, a former prosecutor who served as the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, has agreed to […]

Let’s be clear about what the 25th Amendment does and doesn’t do

The 25th Amendment sets forth a procedure for removing a president, either temporarily or for an extended time, when he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” There is no question that one could be mentally disabled — in a coma, suffering from a psychotic breakdown, experiencing such anxiety or depression […]

Why impeaching Trump is no longer out of the question

The invaluable Lawfare bloggers explain that while obstruction of justice is normally hard to prove, in President Trump’s case there is an extraordinary amount of evidence that he intended to curtail the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russian officials: In this instance there’s at least […]

Trump is not the only one who needs to be investigated

The Post reports: Congressional Republicans are increasing pressure on the administration to produce records related to the latest string of controversies involving President Trump, amid flagging confidence in the White House and a growing sense that scandal is overtaking the presidency. As the White House sought to contain the damage from two major scandals, leaders […]

More Republicans should sound like these

The degree to which Republicans have continued to ignore or excuse President Trump’s reckless behavior, which now can be seen as endangering national security, has not surprised politics-watchers. If Republicans were willing to tolerate his call for Russian hacking, his defense of vile dictators, his abuse of Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the “Access Hollywood” tape, his […]

Putin has found his perfect ‘useful idiots’

You cannot make this stuff up. “Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, possibly offering new details on the disclosures of reportedly highly classified intelligence information,” The Post reports. “The remarkable offer for the Kremlin to share […]

Morning Bits

What sane person would go work for this administration? “Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Tuesday took himself out of the running to be the next director of the FBI.” After humoring the president, companies are going to make rational business choices. “Earlier this year, the [car]  company executives promised to add head count at certain factories in […]

Comey may have gotten his man

The Post reports: President Trump asked the FBI to drop its investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and urged former FBI director James B. Comey instead to pursue reporters in leak investigations — according to private notes taken by Comey — people familiar with the matter said. … “I hope you can let […]

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