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Investigate the Investigator, Duckboot Dynasty

Friday, January 13, 2017

G-Man Under Fire: The Justice Department’s inspector general has announced an investigation into FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, particularly his disclosure 11 days before the election that he might have new information. Comey is …

Berate the Press, Repeal Begins

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Berate the Press: So much about Trump. In his first press conference since July 27th, President-elect Donald Trump said that to avoid conflicts between his business and government he would turn over his holdings to a trust run by his …

The Goods on Trump, Obama Says Goodbye

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Manchurian Candidate: Reports have surfaced that both President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump were shown intelligence documents that say Russian operatives claim to have information that is both personally and financially compromising to Trump. CNN and The New York …

Undue Pressure and All About Trump

Monday, January 9, 2017

Conflict and Interest: The Senate and Trump transition team appear to be trying to ram through cabinet appointees who have yet to receive complete background and ethics screenings. The man who leads the Office of Government Ethics says the schedule …

Russia Mocks Intel Report, Mad Dog is Mad

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Intel: A senior member of Russia’s parliament mocked and dismissed the CIA report on Russian hacking of the US election. Alexey Pushkov, a member of the defense and security committee of the Russian Parliament’s upper house, said via Twitter, …

Trump Reluctant to Admit, Airport Massacre

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Intel: Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election,” and demonstrated “a clear preference for President-elect Trump” over Hillary Clinton, according to a declassified version of an intelligence report on Russian …

Russians Celebrated Trump, Broken Promise

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Intel: The Washington Post reports that US intelligence intercepts found Russian leaders celebrating Donald Trump’s election win over Hillary Clinton as a geopolitical victory for Moscow. The Post also reports that intelligence agencies identified “actors” who turned over hacked …

The Trump Intelligence, Killing Obamacare

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Intel: President-elect Trump is thinking about limiting the power of the Director of National Intelligence and doing some reorganizing, particularly at the CIA, according to some reports. In the meantime, Trump is taking sides with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange …

House Reverses on Ethics, Ford Stays

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It’s Political: After a Twitter whipping by President-elect Donald Trump and public outrage, House Republicans scurried yesterday to reverse their vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The headline on a NY Times editorial says, “House Fires at …

Storm Sweeps Gulf States, Midnight Heist

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Heavy Weather: A violent storm system swept across Gulf Coast states yesterday bringing tornadoes and flooding. Four people died when a tree fell on a mobile home in Alabama. Some of the heaviest rains are expected tonight in Georgia. Nation: …