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Reviewing the scope of the HPSCI Russian investigation interviews shows how assiduously the committee avoided learning about some of the ways most helpful to Republicans that Russia targeted Democrats.
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This was about the easiest thing in the world to predict. Jeff Flake issues some hollow self indulgent bullshit to make himself look like the last great reasonable man, and it is all garbage being run as cover for a complicit Trump White House…
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Okay, after a week of hijacking by Rayne (just kidding if you don't get our humor here), we return you to your normal Trash Talk programming. This week is going to be a little different of format. We'll talk sports in a bit, but the lead today…
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Given the mutual ties each had to "Squi" the summer in question, the fact that Christine Blasey Ford was (presumably) not asked to sign a letter attesting that Brett Kavanaugh treated women well during the summer of 1982 is evidence it cannot be said to represent the sample you'd need to ask to learn how Kavanaugh treated women at the time.
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This may sound counterintuitive. But the Republican-led whitewash hearing into allegations that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted Christine Blasey Ford actually ended up supporting her case, not Kavanaugh's.
Ford withstood Rachel Mitchell's interrogation
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As you know by now, Maricopa County (Arizona) sex crimes unit chief Rachel Mitchell has been deemed by Chuck Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Republicans as their front person to examine Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. From NBC News:
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Brett Kavanaugh just provided evidence that he's an assiduous record keeper.
Which leaves just one credible explanation for why he refuses to check to see whether he received sexually explicit emails from Alex Kozinski.
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KT McFarland just made it clear to Donald Trump -- who may be working on his take home exam from Robert Mueller as we speak -- that both she and Mike Flynn have made it clear that he ordered them to tell Russian they'd get sanctions relief.
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There's a really funny line in Rosalind Helderman's profile of Rob Goldstone in conjunction with the release of his book. First, Helderman comically asserts that Goldstone -- who did an interview for a long piece in the British Times that…
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