Trump and McConnell making Russia stronger

Having served in the seagoing Navy at the height of the so-called “cold war,” it is natural that I now continue to mistrust Putin. It is now well-documented that he got “his man” elected in 2016 by cyber and social media intrusions, and that our subservient president encouraged and covertly supported those intrusions. It is […]

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Lordy, Lordy, Mr. Comey

The Twitter-verse has been wild today with comments on the Justice Department Inspector General’s long-awaited report on the supposed misconduct of James Comey, former FBI Director. We here at the Coconino Democrats are not big fans of Mr. Comey, having formed our unfavorable impressions when he jumped onto the national stage in 2016 with inappropriate […]

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Cutting Through the Spin – Mueller Volume I, p. 1

We’re not going to attempt to summarize all 448 pages (some of which are still not public). But we’ll post a few key takeaways, starting with this: “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 Presidential election in a sweeping and systemic fashion.” Mueller Report, Vol. 1, p. 1. The Russian government did NOT just “make […]

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We’re in a National Security Crisis — What is Congress Going to Do About It?

Editorial boards across the country are running lists of things Congress COULD do if our elected Senators and Congressmen were serious about the national security crisis we face.  Make no mistake, according to Republican and Trump appointee Dan Coats — the nation’s chief intelligence officer, we are facing the greatest threat since 9/11. “The warning […]

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More “Witches” Indicted Today

While Republicans and our President continue to harangue the Mueller investigation, our loyal law enforcement officials continue to plug away.  Today, the United States of American indicted more Russian citizens — specifically, officials of the Russian government under the command of Putin — on the grounds of conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 Election. The […]

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Secretary Tillerson Admits Russia Already Interfering in 2018 Midterms

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that Russia is already trying to influence the U.S. midterm election. This echoes the recent warning from CIA Director Pompeo. Yet, last month Trump refused to impose the sanctions mandated by Congress last September to discourage such attacks. Yesterday, Democratic Representative Maxine Waters grilled Treasury Secretary on why Trump has […]

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Demand Congress Protect the Mueller Investigation

“The Trump political and legal strategy is about to get very radical.”1 While we have been celebrating the revelations from the Papadopoulos guilty plea and the hints of Mueller’s strategy contained in the Manafort/Gates indictment, Fox News listeners and Wall Street Journal readers have been hearing a very different perspective.  Trump apologists are calling for […]

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Incredible Story Line from White House

[<a href=”//storify.com/allinwithchris/here-s-what-the-white-house-is-asking-us-to-believ” target=”_blank”>View the story “Here’s what the White House is asking us to believe about the Don Jr. meeting” on Storify</a>]

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Scariest Tweet Yet

What does this even mean? Grammatically, it would mean the hacking will be protected by a joint effort of Russia and the United States acting through a new bi-lateral agency.   We will never know what went on in the meeting between Putin and Trump unless one of the translators speaks out (unlikely). The only […]

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Sessions’ Obstruction

After Sessions’ performance yesterday, can anyone be surprised that Special Counsel Mueller is looking into obstruction of justice charges? Thanks to the Washington Post 202 for these citations and quotations: HOW THE HEARING IS PLAYING: Matt Zapotosky: “Sessions finds a shield in executive privilege — but it might not be a strong one.” Amber Phillips: […]

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