The Trump administration owns its cruel policy of separating families

June 15th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

The Trump administration owns its cruel policy of separating families
Most administrations have to face this public relations problem at one point or another: They make a decision for reasons they think are good ones, then are surprised to receive a wave of negative press coverage and public revulsion, so they have to scramble to come up with a palatable justification that makes them look […]

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The Trump Foundation was one big scam, according to the New York attorney general. What a shock.

How the conventions of political journalism help spread Trump’s lies

June 15th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

THE MORNING PLUM: One of the most important but overlooked lessons in the bombshell report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation is that bad-faith, right-wing ref-working, via purely instrumental attacks on institutions, works. Buried in the report by the Department of Justice’s inspector general is evidence that former FBI director James B. […]

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How the conventions of political journalism help spread Trump’s lies

June 15th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

THE MORNING PLUM: One of the most important but overlooked lessons in the bombshell report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation is that bad-faith, right-wing ref-working, via purely instrumental attacks on institutions, works. Buried in the report by the Department of Justice’s inspector general is evidence that former FBI director James B. […]

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June 14th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian, John Wagner, and Matt Zapotosky report that the Justice Department inspector general finally released his report on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails: The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday castigated former FBI Director James B. Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and found that […]

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The Trump Foundation was one big scam, according to the New York attorney general. What a shock.

June 14th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

The Trump Foundation was one big scam, according to the New York attorney general. What a shock.
I have some shocking news: An organization with “Trump” in its name has run into trouble with the law. Who could have imagined? On Thursday, the New York attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit targeting the Trump Foundation. The Post’s David A. Fahrenthold reports: The New York attorney general filed suit against President Trump and […]

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Trump has turned his back on every fundamental American value

June 14th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Trump has turned his back on every fundamental American value
President Trump has given us another reminder that even as he belittles and insults America’s staunchest allies, his admiration for dictators — precisely because of their willingness to oppress and abuse their people — is stronger than ever. While we have plenty of disagreements about what “American values” really are, up until now there has […]

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Michael Cohen may be getting ready to flip. That would be a catastrophe for Trump.

Trump’s gaslighting is about to get a lot worse

June 14th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Trump's gaslighting is about to get a lot worse

THE PLUM LINE: Today, the Justice Department’s inspector general is expected to release a report scrutinizing the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement. I’m going to predict that President Trump is going to lie about this report — a lot — as part of his broader ongoing campaign to delegitimize special […]

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June 13th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

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* Juliet Eilperin, Josh Dawsey, Brady Dennis, and Shawn Boburg have, amazingly, yet another story of Scott Pruitt’s petty corruption: Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt last year had a top aide help contact Republican donors who might offer his wife a job, eventually securing her a position at a conservative political group that has […]

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Michael Cohen may be getting ready to flip. That would be a catastrophe for Trump.

June 13th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Michael Cohen may be getting ready to flip. That would be a catastrophe for Trump.

Often in recent years, Michael Cohen has said things like, “I will do anything to protect Mr. Trump,” or “I will always protect our @POTUS.” What he’d do if his loyalty were tested was always an important question, because of the assumption — shared by both the president’s critics and his defenders — that if […]

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Michael Cohen may be getting ready to flip. That would be a catastrophe for Trump.

June 13th, 2018 by The Plum LineThe Plum Line

Michael Cohen may be getting ready to flip. That would be a catastrophe for Trump.

Often in recent years, Michael Cohen has said things like, “I will do anything to protect Mr. Trump,” or “I will always protect our @POTUS.” What he’d do if his loyalty were tested was always an important question, because of the assumption — shared by both the president’s critics and his defenders — that if […]

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