Day 375


(Matt Kiser) #1

Updated 1/29/2018 10:25 AM PST

1/ Republicans won't advance bills to protect Robert Mueller and future special counsels, despite a report that Trump tried to fire him last June. Two bipartisan bills under consideration would empower a panel of federal judges to review the case for firing the special counsel and determine whether there was good cause to do so. "It's pretty clear to me that everybody in the White House knows it would be the end of President Trump's presidency if he fired Mr. Mueller," Lindsey Graham said. (New York Times)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2018/01/29/day-375/

(Lynn) #2

It’s pretty clear to ME that the GOP is nothing but sycophants who will never stand up for our nation that’s under attack. You can’t believe a word they say or write. If this was NOT the case, they’d not
hesitate to pass bills that protect the special counsel.


(Ashley ) #3

I’m sorry but just…
what. the. fuck.

The president was silent for a moment and then turned on McCabe, suggesting he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser — an apparent reference to a failed campaign for state office in Virginia that McCabe’s wife made in 2015.


(Lynn) #4

trump sure is legendary…for his utter lack of manners, empathy, common sense, decency, honesty, etc etc! I never thought I’d see such a sub-human walking the earth, much less living in the White House.


(Matt Kiser) #5

that’s such an amazing detail.


(Lynn) #6

I also heard trump mis-stating as if the [campaign] money McCabe’s wife got actually went to McCabe himself!? AAaaaaaarrrrrgh!!!


#7

Well ok then :woman_shrugging:t2:


(Ashley ) #8

:woman_facepalming:t3::woman_facepalming:t3::woman_facepalming:t3::woman_facepalming:t3::woman_facepalming:t3:


#9

Let me get this straight, so the Republican Party and Trump want to release a memo that a Republican member of the house wrote about a Republican appointed member of the Trump DOJ, looking into the extension of an investigation of another Republican, who was formerly part of the Trump campaign because they think it will look bad for the Russia Investigation and therefore Democrats? Is that correct? :thinking:


(Ashley ) #10

In the words of Jon Favreau (Pod Save America, not the director):


Oh and yea, this…


(Lynn) #11

Somebody PLEASE make this nightmare stop!? :scream:


#12

Good News:
Today, the Senate failed to pass a measure that would make abortions after 20 weeks illegal. Phew!


(Lynn) #13

Thanks, I needed a glimmer of good news. Look forward to much much more-


#14

@mouseam Schiff on the record

And also holy shit! What did they just do!! This is bat-shit-crazysauce!


(Lynn) #15

Trying to derail Mueller’s investigation by throwing so much shit at the wall & hoping that some might stick. Almost make me long for a third-world government…:roll_eyes: not that we’re far off with twittler?


#16

Trump reportedly erupted in anger aboard Air Force One when he learned that a top Justice Department official advised against releasing the memo, warning Jeff Sessions and others that they need to excel at their jobs or go down as the worst in history.

Yeah, too late for that, you guys.


(Lynn) #17

Some people just don’t seem to know when they totally suck, or when the ship they’re on has an iceberg cutting a hole in the side.


(Ashley ) #18

@Pet_Proletariat: did you hear Schiff’s interview on Maddow last night? he’s usually extremely measured and even-tempered, but last night his tone was clearly alarmed and concerned and was certainly way more talkative than usual. i was for sure left with an unnerving feeling afterwards.


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#19

@mouseam I didn’t see it, I don’t have cable. I’ll have to find a clip to watch. This is so crazy!


(Lynn) #20

Same here. :unamused: “left with an unnerving feeling afterwards.” (<quote from Mouseam)