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  • Ex-US Attorney brutally obliterates Bill Barr: He's nothing more than Trump's 'protector'

    On Friday, former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade penned an editorial in The Daily Beast, raking President Donald Trump’s attorney general over the coals for obfuscating the contents of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and its implications for the president. “I have been withholding judgment on Attorney General William Barr, believing that someone who has previously served in the Department of Justice as he did would respect the institution and the rule of law,”

  • Here’s why Trump’s ideal lawyer, Roy Cohn, was such a vile figure in U.S. politics — and why his name lives in infamy

    President Donald Trump has not been shy about expressing his admiration for his attorney and political fixer Roy Cohn, who was 59 when he died of AIDS-related causes in 1986 and went down in history as one of the vilest 20th Century figures in U.S. politics. Trump considers Cohn a mentor and an inspiration, and he may have found his 2019 version of Cohn in Attorney General William Barr: Cohn was a top fixer in

  • Ex-federal prosecutor rips into Trump's 'nonsense' tweet that Mueller exonerated him: 'He obstructed justice. Plain and simple.'

    On Saturday, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner scorched President Donald Trump for his most recent Twitter tirade about being exonerated by “highly conflicted Bob Mueller” and his “Angry Democrats” and that there was “no obstruction.” “Nobody can accuse the president of tweeting accurately or truthfully. Everything he does is nonsense, quite frankly,” said Kirschner. “You can obstruct justice even if there is no underlying crime.” “Let’s assume we’re all on a board of directors...

  • Bill Barr took a Sharpie to history: It won't be enough to cover up Trump's crimes

    Robert Mueller wastes only one paragraph, citing the statute under which he is submitting his report, before he gets to the heart of the matter. “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 election in a sweeping and systemic fashion.” If the Mueller report does nothing else, it puts to rest the “Russia hoax,” and Trump’s insistence that he accepts Vladimir Putin’s denials that Russia had anything to do with the election of 2016. The Russians

  • Trump launches new rant about Mueller report in Twitter meltdown against 'true Trump Haters'

    On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump unleashed a tirade on Twitter, ranting about the “Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters” and “highly conflicted Bob Mueller” who delivered the report on Russia, even as he simultaneously claimed that the report exonerated him: Despite the fact that the Mueller Report should not have been authorized in the first place & was written as nastily as possible by 13 (18) Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters,

  • Tourists follow 'Game of Thrones' trail in Northern Ireland

    Wielding a replica broadsword, Indian tourist Akshay Mannur duels with friends — re-enacting scenes from “Game of Thrones” on the Northern Ireland pilgrimage trail for devotees of the blockbuster fantasy TV show. Since the blood and guts series began its rise to prominence in 2011, fans have started to flock to the coastal caves and ruined castles of the British province where much of the HBO television production was shot. AFP/File / PAUL FAITH In this

  • Watch Robert DeNiro shred 'total loser' Trump in hilarious Colbert interview

    Appearing on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, actor Robert DeNiro ripped into President Donald Trump while discussing his star turn portraying special counsel Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live. Speaking with the host, DeNiro imagined how gratifying it would be to see Trump perp- walked to prison in handcuffs, while explaining why he took on the role. “I have no other way to say it, I guess. It’s a civic duty. It’s my civic obligation to

  • US liquor heiress pleads guilty in sex cult case

    Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a secretive society of women sex slaves. The guilty plea on two counts — conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification — allows Bronfman’s to avoid a trial in the case set to open May 7. Keith Raniere, 58, the founder of the purported self-help group Nxivm who has already been charged

  • Pope leads Good Friday procession highlighting modern-day slaves' plight

    Pope Francis on Friday led the traditional Easter week “Way of the Cross” procession in Rome, which was this year took the theme of modern-day slavery and human trafficking, including the prostitutes who ply their trade on Italy’s streets. The ceremony, taking place on Good Friday in the Christian calendar which marks the day Christ was crucified, took its theme from meditations written by Catholic nun Eugenia Bonetti, who has spent much of her life

  • Amazon — and 56 other corporations — took your tax dollars

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, Bernie Sanders, castigator of the one percent, is a millionaire now. So are Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Big whoop. There’s a crucial difference between these candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination and the super wealthy – particularly 60 gigantic, massively profitable U.S. corporations. The candidates faithfully pay federal taxes. The corporations don’t. That’s right. Sixty profitable corporations paid no federal taxes in 2018, twice the number that...

  • NRA could lose its tax-exempt status: report

    A report by a collaboration of The Trace and The New Yorker reveals the intricate way in which hundreds of millions of dollars have allegedly been siphoned off to top executives and vendors at the National Rifle Association (NRA). This article first appeared in Salon. The story was published on Wednesday and written by reporter Mike Spies, who viewed internal documents and tax filings and found that public relations firm Ackerman McQueen, which helps manage

  • White House aide lashes out at the New York Times for story detailing Sarah Sanders’ dishonesty

    White House spokesman Hogan Gidley lashed out at the New York Times on Friday after it published a report examining Press Secretary Sarah Sanders beleaguered reputation, which took a severe hit this week when Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that she had invented discussions with FBI staff who supposedly complained about former Director James Comey. The article explained how “It has been a hallmark of the Trump White House never to admit a mistake,