Category: Op-Ed

Trump Will Have Blood on His Hands

Donald Trump’s more sophisticated defenders have long since mastered the art of pretending that the only thing that matters with his presidency is what it does, not what he says. But not all of the president’s defenders are quite as sophisticated. Some of them didn’t get the memo about taking Trump seriously but not literally. A few hear the phrase “enemy of the people” and are prepared to take the words to their logical conclusion. We are approaching a day when blood on the newsroom floor will be blood on the president’s hands.

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President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days

National influence campaigns designed to disrupt elections and undermine the people’s confidence in representative democracy are increasing in number and sophistication. Attacks on the foundations of our democracy are, by definition, acts of war and are now coming at us from both within and without. Lies are the weapon of choice, social media the platform for delivery, truth the intended target. Integrity and the union are collateral damage.

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House conservatives move to impeach Rosenstein

The articles of impeachment accuse Rosenstein of failing to appoint a second special counsel to review the FBI’s actions in the Russia probe — a demand some Republicans have been making for months. They note that Rosenstein himself could be a witness to elements of Mueller’s investigation and argue he should recuse himself. Subsequent articles fault Rosenstein for refusing to provide certain documents and concealing others, allegations the Justice Department has sharply denied.

The articles of impeachment also chastise Rosenstein for refusing to share with lawmakers the memo outlining the scope of Mueller’s investigation. The Justice Department has refused that request on the grounds that it would impede the ongoing probe.

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    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (09/17/2019 legislative day)
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    Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act (09/17/2019 legislative day)
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    Helen Keller National Center Reauthorization Act of 2019 (09/17/2019 legislative day)
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    John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Arab Emirates. (09/17/2019 legislative day)
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    Kenneth A. Howery, of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Sweden. (09/17/2019 legislative day)
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    Robert A. Destro, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, vice Tomasz P. Malinowski. (09/17/2019 legislative day)
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    Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury, vice David Malpass, resigned. (09/17/2019 legislative day)
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    Brian Callanan, of New Jersey, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury, vice Brent James McIntosh. (09/17/2019 legislative day)