By raging he's being framed by a Clinton revenge plot conspiracy, Kavanaugh echoed Trump propagandists discrediting Mueller & Russia probe. That in itself is disqualifying from sitting on the Supreme Court. It also proves he won't be an impartial arbiter on those & other matters.
Forget the alleged sexual assault & lies for a moment. Kavanaugh's partisan rant about a left-wing smear conspiracy is so off-the-rails improper for someone whose job is literally to DISPASSIONATELY & fairly interpret facts & law before him. And he wants a promotion to SCOTUS??
Maybe #Kavanaugh's not a conspiracy theorist. But he is consciously echoing Trump. He altered strategy from choir-boy Fox interview b/c Trump didn't like it. Kav's already bending to the executive who named him, like the political operative he is at heart. And will be on SCOTUS.
Whoa: Someone inside Trump Admin wrote an anonymous op-ed saying insiders are thwarting him: “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration. We work for the president but we have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations” nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opi…
Senior Trump official: "Our duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic. [We] vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions…[He's] amoral, impetuous, adversarial, petty, ineffective."
Exasperated Trump admin officials admit their daily disbelief at Trump’s comments and actions. “Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.” This @nytimes op-ed confirms the Woodward book’s remarkable details of Trump’s unfitness & danger to the country.
If Republicans think they're doing Trump's bidding, that's only half the story. They're doing Putin's bidding. Instead of praising Bruce Ohr for fighting Russian organized crime, they try to discredit him and his work. This is why people call GOP traitors. nytimes.com/2018/08/27/us/…
Comey, McCabe, Strzok, now Ohr. Republicans say it's no coincidence Bruce Ohr was at the center of much in the Russia probe. Well, duh, he investigates Russian organized crime, and Putin's runs a mafia state, so yeah, no coincidence. politico.com/story/2018/08/…#inners#maddow
#Maddow reviews stellar career of Bruce Ohr leading investigations of Russian organized crime, including top criminal Mogilevich. Ohr was also one of the officials to revoke Deripaska's US visa. And now he's the object of conspiracy theories on right-wing media on a 24-hour loop.
Going in @ICEgov detention center in SoCal to meet still-separated dad Ascencion who signed form saying he didn’t want to be reunited with his 15 year old son — says he didn’t know what he was signing.
Trump may be an intellectual moron, but he's a helluva puppet. He discredits rule-of-law democracy, divides us from allies, AND 2yrs after Russia's info warfare disrupted & shockingly tipped our election, the puppet STILL pushes Putin's big gaslight lie—none of it ever happened.
🚨Trump continues to advance Russian interests—NOT ours: Y'day, he pushed Putin's lie that Russia didn't "meddle." (Even GOP Senate Intel Cmte concluded Russia attacked our democracy to rig the election for Trump.) Today, Trump again floats Russia's claim to Crimea is negotiable.
MORE SHOCKING gifts to Putin: Trump orders Pentagon to analyze costs of withdrawing American troops from Germany—the only bulwark against a potential further Russian invasion of Europe. This during the height of #Russia's malign activity around the world. #maddow#inners
Trump: We have to be tough. Otherwise we’ll be overrun with people & crime.
So open cruelty may end but apparently “zero tolerance” won’t. 2500 children have already been separated from families. Crisis & incompetence remains as long as US criminalizes refugees. #WorldRefugeeDay
“I do thank you for your leadership”—DHS @SecNielsen begins AND ends her photo-op speech w/ Trump ostensibly ending family separation policy, eating her “there is no policy” words with an icky sycophant sandwich. (“Sycophant Sandwich” also a good caption for photo…because Pence)
Just finished tour, don’t even know where to start.
One of the first things you notice when you walk into the shelter — no joke — a mural of Trump with the quote “sometimes losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.”
Presidential murals everywhere. But that one is 1st.
This shelter, Casa Padre, is the largest licensed childcare facility of its kind in the country. Nearly 1,500 boys 10-17 in here now. They’re supposed to sleep four to room. Nearly every room has 5. They’ve received a variance from the state because of overcrowding.
As @ianbassin said on #inners there was a hearing yesterday which, "was the first time that Trump lawyers stood up in open court to answer questions about the #Russia conspiracy and amazingly the Trump legal team didn't push back very hard on the idea of a conspiracy." 1/
Yesterday in court #Trump lawyers, "..were essentially arguing that even if we did work with #Russia to dump these emails which were hacked, well that's just political activity and our First Amendment right to do so." #inners
on #Trump White House Counsel, "Trump may not care about tearing down the norms of our democracy, but surely some of these people do...Have these people no decency left? We're talking about Trump trying to out an informant that could endanger lives." #inners
Anyone who thinks sick/#disabled people are going to get a fair shake under this presidency aren't thinking clearly. And while I know we have more Russia news and
more sexual abuse claims today, this appointment impacts EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN WHO IS NOT RICH and it's barely news.