Report shifts focus to wary Democrats now weighing Trump impeachment prospects

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? Hold off calls for impeachment! With the release of the long-awaited investigative report from Robert Mueller, questions concerning the impeachment of President Donald Trump are swirling through the Washington press corps and Beltway chattering classes. When the initial burst of euphoria among Trump supporters subsided and as the…

William Barr’s rope-a-doping of America

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It was Muhammed Ali who coined the term “rope-a-dope,” a boxing technique by which he leaned against the ropes while his opponent wore himself out flailing ineffectively at a mostly protected target. How ironic that Islamophobe Donald Trump’s champion, Attorney General William Barr, would adopt a Muslim boxer’s strategy…

The Big Lies: Trump Fills the ‘Swamp’ With ‘Alligators’

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— Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images and Ryhor Bruyeu/Alamy Stock Photo EDITOR’S NOTE: During the run-up to the 2020 presidential sweepstakes — hopefully without any interference from Russian operatives promoting Trump’s re-election bid — The Shinbone Star will highlight Big Lies uttered and promoted on a daily basis by the current occupant of the…

William Barr, the man you never knew — Part II

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“Lawyers have an adage. ‘If the law is against you talk about the facts; if the facts are against you talk about the law; if the law and the facts are against you talk about the prosecutor.’ ” — Lawrence C. Walsh, independent counsel, Iran-Contra investigation, 1986 to 1993…

Whatever else he may be, Trump at least is not an ostrich

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Ostriches don’t bury their heads in the sand like Trump often does — they wouldn’t be able to breathe! That exonerates Donald Trump from being an ostrich. Greater flamingos however do. They bury their bills and often their entire heads in wet sand to suck up muddy water looking…