Trump/Russia 2016 election investigation (continued)


#1065

#1066

Amash is a fairly hard core libertarian, and not really a partisan GOP member at all.


#1067

Yeah Amash is basically the actual conservative/libertarian wing of the GOP almost all by himself, the wing that it looked like Ron Paul might make into a viable bloc 10-15 years ago…before the Tea Party happened and claimed so many candidates who were potentially aligned there. (Those potential candidate mostly joined the tea party, or got beat in primaries by tea party versions of themselves.)


#1068

I mean, Amash is a member of the Tea Party, but he was a member who aligned with them due to libertarian principles (agree or disagree) instead of dog whistles.


#1069

Amash’s most interesting questions by the way, and they were indeed very good.

I also wondered about how Cohen could be so sure of his “knowing” that Trump wanted him to do something without Trump explicitly saying so. The tie analogy explains it pretty well.


#1070

“Is there a love child?”

Well this is certainly some interesting C-SPAN.


#1071

Cohen definitive: he did not go to Prague, has not been to the Czech Republic, and went to Europe during the campaign only to the UK, to visit his daughter at college in London.


#1072

Can’t stand to watch the testimony because the Republicans just drive me nuts.


#1073

They are so righteously indignant at this perversion of their sacred institution!


#1074

Surely there are more important things we could be doing right now than talking to Cohen. I’m not sure why we’re even interrupting infrastructure week to conduct this interview…

[actually said by some republican who I can only see the back of the head of on the global news stream.]


#1075

#1076

That would be Carol Miller of West Virginia.

Interestingly enough, she used the phrase “neo-natal abstinence syndrome”. That’s basically babies who are born as “addicts” because their mothers are opiod abusers.

As someone pointed out on Twitter, we call it “neo-natal abstinence” now that it’s white babies. It used to be “crack babies” back in the day, when African American newborns were the primary sufferers.


#1077

Christine Blasey Ford already forgotten … this testimony will not change anything. Politics is so shitty, and the Rs are really fascist enablers


#1078

Man, Cohen’s wearily condescending way of speaking is really starting to grate on me.


#1079

Agree, this is something that’s going to be followed-up on extensively. Be curious to see what the SCO has to say on it as well.


#1080

That bit about Convicted Russian Mobster Sader sounds straight out of Bojack Horseman. (Some democrat kept repeating the whole phrase, and emphasizing his ties to Trump.)


#1081

Jimmy Jordan is a fucking embarrassment to the congress and to his country. And to his voters.


#1082

This didn’t take long.


#1083

His voters love him, because that gerrymandered monstrosity of rural NW Ohio is also an embarrassment.


#1084

Oh, I know. I went to High School with him, and my parents were unfortunately in his district. They loathed him, but I have plenty of other relatives who love him. Because they are partisan morons, frankly. He does nothing for them.