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Samantha Bee Leads Twitter #SmileForJoe Attack Slamming MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Over Sexist Tweet

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Right-Wing Sexism Gets a Pushback 

Tuesday night Hillary Clinton won all five Democratic primaries, and as she was delivering a victory speech, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host, Republican Joe Scarborough, thought the appropriate response was to post this tweet:

It immediately caught the attention of many on Twitter as a typically conservative and sexist thing to do. 

Scarborough wasn’t the only conservative news host who decided Hillary Clinton needed their advice, however.

Fox News hosts Howard Kurtz and Brit Hume decided to share their advice on how the Democratic frontrunner should behave:

Former “Daily Show” contributor Samantha Bee, who has been making headlines hosting her great new show “Full Frontal,” decided to take Scarborough on in this response:

And followed it up with a Twitter challenge:

Which has been voraciously accepted:

 

Image by Samantha Bee/Twitter 

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Trump Tries to Reframe Whistleblower’s Allegations as Just ‘Dicey’ Conversation – Declares ‘Nothing Said Wrong’

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Knowing that Fox News has barely covered the explosive allegations from an anonymous intelligence official’s whistleblower complaint, President Donald Trump Friday morning was hard at work trying to reframe the allegations to his base.

Based on multiple Washington Post reports, the whistleblower is alleging President Trump committed repeated acts that were considered so troubling the intel community’s inspector general called the whistleblower’s complaint “credible” and “urgent.”

They include Trump apparently withholding U.S. Military aid from Ukraine in an attempt to strong-arm that nation’s new president into digging up dirt against his top political opponent, Joe Biden.

If true, legal experts say, it is not only impeachable, but a criminal offense.

Trump Friday morning is claiming there are multiple whistleblowers, which if true is news, and they are “highly partisan,” which he puts in quotes as if to suggest the media has characterized them that way, which is false.

He also suggests the media is minimizing what the complaint alleges: he claims the media is calling his threat to withhold military aid merely “a ‘dicey’ conversation.”

And he’s of course claiming “there was nothing said wrong,” but then, curiously seems to admit to a conversation, saying “it was pitch perfect!”

Here’s how Trump is spinning what could possibly be the end of his presidency:

 

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‘Game Changer’: Morning Joe Panel Nails Giuliani’s Confessional Outburst as Evidence for Trump Impeachment

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“There’s not anything that can get you impeached if the Democrats do not act on this.”

Panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” agreed President Donald Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s president should be a “game changer” — and was clearly “impeachable.”

The July 25 call appears to have triggered a complaint from a whistleblower, after the president allegedly offered military and financial aid to Ukraine in exchange for pursuing an investigation into Joe Biden’s son doing business there.

“It does feel like a moment in time,” said MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch. “We’ve sat on this set after so many Trump’s snafus and this is it — this is a game changer. If the Democrats can’t smell this. I’ve been going all along, step away from impeachment because when it’s a process thing, when it’s campaign finance, this is the big one. If this is the case, this is the Super Bowl, and the Democrats need to pounce aggressively.”

Co-host Mika Brzezinski said details about the call likely would be revealed, and soon, and host Joe Scarborough said even Republicans — including the Senate majority leader, who finally caved on an election security bill — seemed to understand these allegations were explosive.

“I found it very telling that Mitch McConnell caved yesterday,” Scarborough said, “very telling that after doing Vladimir Putin’s bidding over the past several years, and refusing to listen to all the intel chiefs that Donald Trump appointed to protect American democracy against what they call an imminent threat, that Mitch McConnell chose yesterday, as this story was exploding about other foreign interference in American democracy, that’s when he finally caved and stopped worrying about Vladimir Putin and started worrying about protecting and defending American democracy.”

Scarborough called the allegations against Trump impeachable, and former Bush White House aide Elise Jordan said they obviously called for impeachment.

“I don’t know what is an impeachable offense if this is not,” she said. “Like, basically there’s not anything that can get you impeached if the Democrats do not act on this, and I don’t want ever again Lindsey Graham to lecture me about how, if I don’t want to send X number of troops to start a new land war, I’m not tough on national security, if this is what Republicans are willing to tolerate these days.”

Jordan pointed out that Trump’s call to Ukraine came the day after special counsel Robert Mueller testified, and the president was emboldened that he had escaped consequences for Russian efforts to get him elected — and his efforts to cover up those contacts.

“You almost have to wonder if President Trump thought, ‘Got away with it once, no consequences first go-round, let’s gear up for 2020, let’s see what we can do,” Jordan said, and then turned to Rudy Giuliani’s admissions to CNN about their new scheme. “It is just simply astounding to watch drunk grandpa last night, who needs to be just pulled off to hospice.”

 

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‘About as High a Crime and Misdemeanor as One Can Imagine’ Former DOJ Official Muses After Latest Whistleblower Bombshell

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A former top Obama Dept. of Justice official just weighed in on The Washington Post’s latest bombshell involving an intelligence official’s whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump, repeated actions involving a “promise” to a foreign leader, and the new development that it involves Ukraine.

The Trump White House, through the Acting Director of National Intelligence, is refusing to hand over to Congress the whistleblower complaint, despite very clear law saying he “shall” do so.

Former DOJ chief spokesperson Matthew Miller, now an MSNBC justice and security analyst, responded to a tweet detailing the Post’s latest reporting from its national security correspondent.

Miller tweeted:

“If [Trump] was promising U.S. government action in exchange for a foreign government targeting a political [opponent], that is about as high a crime and misdemeanor as one can imagine.”

(Miller originally tweeted “appointment,” but subsequently tweeted “opponent.”)

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