In bed with Deripaska

I wrote about McGonigal last year, when the news of an investigation first broke. I also pointed out he was likely suspect in the NYC FBI leaks targeting Hillary Clinton. Now that we know he was taking money from Russians while he was still working for the FBI, seems even more likely!


Jim Comey should have followed the rules

James Comey, in 'A Higher Loyalty,' says he feared 'illegitimate' Hillary Clinton presidency

Instead of treating Hillary Clinton more harshly because he thought she’d win.

And Spanky’s really going off the deep end over Comey’s book:


Reports: FBI investigating Clinton Foundation

FBI launches new Clinton Foundation investigation

Remember when I said that Hillary Clinton was doing speeches to sock away money for whatever lawsuits the right wing threw at her?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing the foundation of former president Bill Clinton amid pressure from President Donald Trump and allegations of corruption by Republican lawmakers, US media reported Friday. Continue reading “Reports: FBI investigating Clinton Foundation”

This is bad

The Dark Ages of Jeff Sessions

Talking Points Memo:

Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a new special counsel to probe things President Trump said he wants investigated about Hillary Clinton and James Comey.

The main focus of Sessions decision appears to be the “uranium one” conspiracy theory which has been an increasing focus of President Trump’s and which he has demanded the Justice Department investigate.

The story was first reported by the Post and then a short time later by the Times. It’s notable to see how each news organization has grappled with what seems to be the transparently political nature of what Sessions is doing. The Post, at least in its original version of the story, all but ignored it. The only mention is a final sentence that reads: “Sessions’s letter is likely to be seen by some, especially on the left, as an inappropriate bending to political pressure.”

RERUN: The same right wing hackery pushed by Russian bots now repeated by Trump

Donald Trump

I wrote this back in April, but it’s one of those zombie “Clinton attack” stories that just won’t die. Now it’s Trump trying to push it.

It is the job of oppo-researchers and ratf*ckers to exhaust the country’s patience through the techniques of scandalization. It is the job of the other candidates to try and take advantage of that. It is not the job of journalism to play along, or to despair of the effects on “us” of their own creations. –… Continue reading “RERUN: The same right wing hackery pushed by Russian bots now repeated by Trump”