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Trump Explodes: Now Waging War Against Michael Cohen

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Calls Mueller Investigation ‘Stupid and Unfair to Our Country’

President Donald Trump kicked off his summer Friday with a barrage of insane tweets attacking his usual targets: Robert Mueller, the news media, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and the Democrats. And one new target: his personal lawyer of 10 years, Michael Cohen.

“I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr.,” Trump claimed, responding to the news Thursday night that Cohen is ready to flip and tell Mueller Trump knew about the infamous Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer working for the Kremlin.

“Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?),” he said, specifically referring to Cohen, who has a taxi cab business.

“He even retained Bill and Crooked Hillary’s lawyer. Gee, I wonder if they helped him make the choice!” Trump said, referring to Cohen’s new attorney, Lanny Davis. Minutes earlier Trump had tweeted, “the only Collusion with Russia was with the Democrats.”

As he regularly does, the American president suggested he is the United States, as he lashed out  in another tweet at the Special Counsel and the investigation into Russia’s attack on the U.S. elections.

Calling the Special Counsel’s team “the highly conflicted Robert Mueller and his gang of 13 Angry Democrats,” which is false, Trump proceeded to insist there was overnight news that Mueller “obviously cannot find Collusion,” which is again false.

Trump continued tweeting, saying, “the only Collusion with Russia was with the Democrats,” which, again, is false. He added: “so now they are looking at my Tweets (along with 53 million other people) – the rigged Witch Hunt continues!”

“How stupid and unfair to our Country,” the president claimed, implying, “how stupid and unfair to me.”

Trump’s attack on the Mueller probe comes after he has, over the past two weeks, stood next to Vladimir Putin and insisted Russia did not attack the U.S. election, only to later be forced to claim they did.

Later, in a press pool spray, he said he did not believe that Russia was still interfering in the U.S. elections, only to walk that back by saying the word “no” meant “no more questions,” which is also false, based on his past behavior and relationship with the press.

President Trump Friday afternoon, before leaving the White House for a weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, will hold a meeting with his national security team on election safety.

Given his repeated claims that Russia did not interfere in the elections, today’s meeting will be just for show.

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GOP Lawmakers Lie to Skip House Votes – So They Can Attend Conservative Conference in Orlando

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Four of the Republican Party’s most extreme House lawmakers have submitted signed letters claiming they must vote by proxy due to the ongoing health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic. But as CNN’s Manu Raju reports, all four are in sunny Florida attending or even speaking at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference.

“Several Republicans in the House have skipped Friday’s votes and enlisted their colleagues to vote on their behalf, signing letters saying they couldn’t attend ‘due to the ongoing public health emergency.’ But those members are scheduled to be at CPAC,” Raju reports.

“The members include Rep. Matt Gaetz,” Raju adds, “as well as some of Trump’s staunchest defenders who are listed as speakers, like Reps. Paul Gosar of Arizona, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina and Ted Budd of North Carolina.”

Here’s Rep. Matt Gaetz on Thursday at CPAC, apparently unconcerned about the coronavirus as he walks maskless in the halls laughing with supporters:

Republicans were initially vehemently opposed to voting by proxy when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi approved it. But now they are abusing the procedure, and apparently lying to invoke it.

 

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‘No Ethics’ Matt Gaetz Gaslights in Defense of Cruz – Gets Roasted for Having ‘No Moral High Ground’

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U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, decided to weigh in on Ted Cruz abandoning his constituents for a trip to sunny Cancun while some of them literally froze to death. Gaetz came out by defending Cruz, saying no apology was necessary.

More specifically, Gaetz gaslighted the general public, by saying, “Ted Cruz should not have apologized.”

The Senator from Texas who used his two little girls as a shield for his bad behavior did not apologize.

“It was obviously a mistake and in hindsight I wouldn’t have done it,” which is what Cruz told reporters, is no apology.

Many have accepted Gaetz’s false claim that Cruz apologized,  but blasted him for saying that Cruz should have gone further, and resigned.

Related: While Ted Cruz Was Rushing Back to America AOC Raised $1 Million for the People of Texas

Others reminded Gaetz that he is hardly in any position to be a moral arbiter.

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Larry Kudlow Trashes Kamala Harris in Expletive-Filled Hot Mic Outburst on Fox News

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Larry Kudlow is returning to cable news after a nearly three-year stint in the Trump White House as the president’s economic advisor, and he kicked off his first day at his new job with an expletive-filled attack on Vice President Kamala Harris.

Harris has been under fire for her recent – and entirely taken out of context – comments about vaccine distribution, taken from an interview with Axios that aired on HBO over the weekend.

First, what she actually said.

“There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations. We were leaving it to the states and local leaders to try and figure it out,” Harris said, speaking about when the Biden administration took office. “And so in many ways, we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year.”

Tuesday afternoon Fox News played a short excerpt of Vice President Harris’ coronavirus vaccine distribution comments, setting off Kudlow.

Fox News dishonestly decided to play just this part of her remarks: “in many ways, we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year.”

In the background, on a hot mic, Kudlow repeatedly screamed “bullshit! bullshit! bullshit! bullshit!” as Mediaite noted.

But the Vice President is correct.

There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations when the Biden administration took office less than four weeks ago. Vaccines were shipped to states, and then they and local leaders were forced to try to figure it out. Distribution, transport (which requires sub-zero temperatures), how to administer the vaccine, who should get it first, how to schedule, whether or not to have mass vaccination sites, how to pay for it all, everything. Zero help, including basics like exactly when to expect how many doses, from the federal government.

Kudlow was reacting to Fox News’ out-of-context quote, but he’s absolutely wrong on the facts.

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