Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:
Pondering whether or not his voters and supporters even care that he’s a criminal begins today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president*, our national embarrassment’s despotic delusions of grandeur in demanding loyalty to himself above everything else is dangerous and will cost him dearly, lying outright about his border wall that he can’t seem to find funds for, Sinclair Broadcasting reveals itself as another arm of Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda to deceive the public about his profoundly corrupt incompetence – which is his greatest political liability, Trump’s tariff war is beginning to show signs of backfiring spectacularly, our Liar-in-Chief’s plot to privatize the VA is becoming blatantly obvious and much more.
Do Trump’s voters Even Care If the President Is a Criminal? article from Alternet. –
Examining the psychology of the minority that are still faithful to the criminal they voted for and support regardless of facts and the truth.
Rachel Maddow Just Sent Waves Of Terror Through The White House On Russia article from PoliticusUSA. –
Our national embarrassment is going to be freaking out as his Russia scandal continues taking his failed presidency down the drain.
King Donald rewards loyal courtiers – and other are beheaded by tweet article from Salon. –
How Trump’s despotic delusions of grandeur are dangerous to this country since he demands loyalty to himself above everything else.
TRUMP’S LAST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST MUELLER IS AN OBSCURE MEDIEVAL HISTORIAN article from Vanity Fair. –
If this is an example of hiring only the best with his delusional little genius brain, Trump has some serious problems:
“Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case,” Donald Trump bragged on Twitter over the weekend. “Don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on.” Yet as with the vast majority of presidential tweets, this one coincided with a news cycle demonstrating just the opposite: hours later, the White House announced that attorneys Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing would no longer be joining the president’s legal defense. Trump has struggled to fill his rapidly shrinking bench since the departure of his lead personal attorney, John Dowd, last week—at least two lawyers, Tom Buchanan and Dan Webb, have turned down the job—necessitating the sudden promotion of a character as eccentric as he seems unqualified: former prosecutor and medieval historian Andrew Ekonomou.
Left running what has largely become a one-man show, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow announced this week that Ekonomou, who has worked on the Trump-Russia probe since June, will take on a more prominent role. Like much of the rest of the president’s legal team, however, Ekonomou lacks any experience relevant to the case. According to Reuters, he works under contract as an assistant district attorney in Brunswick, Georgia. He entered Trumpworld through his relationship with Sekulow, whom he worked with through Sekulow’s role as general counsel for conservative nonprofit the American Center for Law and Justice. (Sekulow has characterized Ekonomou as a “brilliant strategist.”) In his role, Ekonomou was apparently tasked with, among other things, dispatching a vaguely menacing letter to the son of a widow who became upset when Sekulow addressed an aggressive fund-raising request to her dead husband. (At the time, Sekulow said he was sorry and that the incident had been a “misunderstanding.”)
After studying law, Ekonomou suffered what he characterized as a “mid-life crisis” and returned to school to earn his doctorate in medieval history, with a minor in “Church History from Late Antiquity through the High Middle Ages”; he has since authored a book on Byzantine Rome and the Greek popes. Per Talking Points Memo, his law firm, Ekonomou Atkinson & Lambros, specializes in “bringing civil and criminal forfeiture proceedings against convenience store owners accused of running video poker machines.” Ekonomou and one of his partners ended up getting so rich off this line of work that they drew the attention of state authorities, who found they were working on contingency, earning a percentage of the assets from each store they busted. (Georgia passed a law in 2012 preventing such arrangements.)
Arguably little in Trump’s legal team’s background prepares it for the task ahead—a fact that Bob Bauer, who served as White House counsel under Barack Obama, told me should be deeply concerning to the president. “You wouldn’t go to an ear and nose and throat specialist to perform heart surgery,” he said. “It is an odd notion that you just reach out and recruit lawyers that you are personally comfortable with . . . rather than select the people that have the experience and the training to address the very specific problem that you face.” Ekonomou told Reuters that he “prosecutes a lot of murders for the D.A.” and “That’s basically it. Nothing earthshaking.” But when pressed, he dismissed the idea that he is out of his depth. “I’ve been tested plenty of times,” he said. “Just because you’re not a Beltway lawyer doesn’t mean you don’t know what you’re doing.”…”
Roseanne tweets ‘NAZI SALUTE’ to Parkland survivor, gets a call from a ratings-obsessed Trump article from The Daily Kos. –
ABC may have made a yuge mistake by putting a moronic Trump supporter back in prime time…